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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY 80-85 The letKbridge Herald TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, AUGUST 31, 1970 I'HICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS VOL. LXIII No. 219 SLAIN POLICEMAN Philadelphia Park policeman' Frank Van Colin lies on the floor of the police station in which he was shot Satur- day night. Van Colin was unarmed and talking on the telephone when an unidentified assailant fired three shots. The fatal shot hit him in the heart. Police Shot In Urban Violence By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nine policeircn in three U.S. cities were shot, one fatally, in urban violence during the weekend. Two foreign missions were bombed hi Washington, B.C., and Mexican-American rioting took one life in Los Angeles. Philadelphia police Sgt. Frank von CoUin, 43, was shot to death Saturday night while talking on the telephone in the guardhouse at Cobbs Creek Park. Earlier, park guard James Harrington, 39, was shot in the mouth while patrolling in an emergency wagon. Sunday night, two highway patrolmen were shot and one was critically wounded hi m incident in the same area, but police Commissioner Frank Rizzo said1 he did not think the two shooting incidents were con- nected. Rizzo blamed what he called a band of organized revolutionaries for the Saturday shootings. Two men were arrested and four others are being sought. Rizzo said that highway patrolmen Thomas J. Gibbons, 25, and Frank Nolan, 28, were shot Sunday night as they approached a car with two men after chasing and curbing the vehicle. They shot back and! wounded one of the men who was apprehended. One Severely Hurt Gibbons was reported in critical condition and Nolan as satisfactory. Four policemen ;n Riverside, Calif., 65 miles south- east of Los Angeles, were shot from ambush Sunday night during a search of a Mexican-American neighbor- hood for persons suspected of throwing firebombs ear- lier. None was reported badly injured. Trouble also erupted Sunday night in the Wilming- ton section of Los Angeles. Police said about 500 Mexican-Americans touched off several fires in a 12-block area, threw rocks and hurled bottles. Some arrests were made. Saturday night, one person died, more than 60 were injured and 185 jailed. Property damage esti- mates ranged up to million with 178 businesses vandalized. The day began with a peaceful anti-war parade called to protest the number of Mexican-Americans killed in Vietnam. Robert Elias, an organizer, said: "The police came hi and broke up our demonstration. The young had to do something. Most of the kids were just Killed was Ruban Salazar, 42, a Mexican-Ameri- can reporter covering the parades as news director of a Spanish-language television station and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He was hit by a police tear gas projectile. In New York City, a patrolman was hit with a shotgun blast in an unprovoked attack early Sunday. Two hours later, the police department ordered foot patrolmen to walk all night beats in pairs, Washington, D.C., authorities found an unexploded bomb near a Portuguese office building Sunday. The discovery came less than 16 hours after the nearby Portuguese embassy and the Rhodesian information office were damaged by separate blasts. Hopeful Sign Seen OTTAWA (CP) Another round of postal mediation talks is set for late today after week- end indications that progress may have, been made in the at- tempt to end the year-old postal dispute. Mediator Thomas O'Connor of Toronto, who began work on a conciliation board dealing with another matter earlier today, was to meet with union and gov- ernment negotiators hi a late afternoon session. Some sources believe Mr. O'Connor's decision to continue talking today, after earlier say- Ing Sunday was his personal deadline, is a hopeful sign that a settlement may be possible. Riots Seen Over Lack Of Housing BANFF, Alta. (CP) There may be riots in Canadian cities unless a big urban program of construction of middle- and low-cost housing is undertaken, Opposition Leader Robert Stan- field said Monday. Such a program must be car- ried out "because if we do not, resentment will spread and our cities may go the way of many of their American counter- parts." he told he Canadian As- sociation of Real Esate Boards. He said about 2.5 million new urban housing units must be built. At the same time, Hie fight against pollution must be inten- sified. Hostages Turned Loose THE HAGUE A group of armed separatists who seized the Indonesian am- bassador's residence here and held his wife and two daughters hostage for more than 12 hours, surrendered to the Dutch police tonight. The 15 invaders shot and killed a policeman as they stormed the building in the early hours of this morning and had threatened to shoot their hostages one by one if their de- mands were not met. As they filed out of the em- bassy residence, they were dis- armed and entered police cars to be driven to jail. The occupation of the resi- dence led President Suharto of Indonesia to postpone a four-day state visit to The Netherlands due to start Tuesday. Apart from the ambassador's family the youths held the staff of the residence as hostages. The ambassador managed to es- cape from the building when thp. attack was launched. The gunmen demanded that their leader, Dr. Manusama, "President" of the self-styled Republic of the South Moluccas, should meet Suharto at a round-table conference under United Nations auspices to "settle the conflict between the Republic of the South Moluccas and Indonesia." Their organization demands independence from Indonesia. Transplant Patient Critical EDMONTON (CP) Mary Sims, the first person hi West- ern Canada to receive a bone marrow transplant, is on the critically ill list at the Univer- sity of Alberta Hospital. A spokesman said today that Mrs. Sims improved slightly during the weekend but still "has a long way to go." The victim of a usually-fatal illness in which production of red blood cells ceases, Mrs. Sims, 23, received tie trans- plant June 23. The spokesman said the op- eration at first appeared suc- cessful but the transplanted marrow .now "appears to be failing to thrive." The marrow was taken from Mrs. Sims brothers, Martin and Donald Bauman of Stet- tler, and was given to the mother of an eight-months-old son intravenously as a filtered solution. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN f OLFER Lcs Taill'cathcrs claiming credit for a 200 yard drive and Fred Gladstone commenting that it was 20 yards down the fair- way and 180 yards into the rough Bobbie Thompson taking allergy tests for 39 different sub stances and being told the only things she was not allergic to were horses and camels Art Baity searching for a worried Tim Filuk who went into hid- ing after accidentally pulling the fire alarm in a Toronto hotel Saliuo Couple Found Dead In Their Car SALMO, B.C. (CP) The bodies of Douglas Roszell, 44, and his wife Daisy, 50, of Sal- mo, were found Saturday in their car at the bottom of a SOQ-foat cliff near here. Police said they were last seen in Creston Aug. 21 where they attended a funeral. They were not reported missing until Thursday night. They were found 15 miles south of here. ay Pull Confer Bizarre Hospital Siege Ends In Doctor's Death NHA TRANG (AP) A day armed siege of a South Vi- etnamese military hospital by an army doctor accused of kill- ing a hospital administrator ended today when four armored vehicles and troops blasted holes in the hospital compound. South Vietnamese military headquarters said Capt. Ha Thuc Nhan, 35, the hospital's eye, ear, nose and throat spe- cialist, mortally wounded him- self with a shot in the head. But witnesses who saw the surgeon said it was more likely the fatal bullet was fired from outside the compound. He died on the way to another hospital. At least three other persons- including an American army bus driver caught by accident in a volley of fire dead as a result of the bizarre siege. Unconfirmed reports said that as many as 10 Vietnamese, mostly civilians, had been killed or wounded. South Vietnamese headquar- ters in Saigon confirmed only that two Vietnamese civilians were killed in the shoot-out. Nhan was accused of having shot and killed Maj. Tran Van Hien, director of the Nguyen Hue military hospital here. The major's body was washed up on a Nha Trang beach last Wednesday. Nhan's alleged motive for kill- ing Hien was that the major was the informants asserting that Hien had sold rice rations intended for the hospital's 700 patients for personal profit. Four Found Dead In Wreckage BED DEER (CP) The four persons aboard the miss- ing Cessna 182 aircraft were found dead Sunday along with the plane 75 miles southeast of Rocky Mountain House, 50 miles west of Red Deer, a Ca- nadian forces spokesman said. Dead are Vance E. Molsberry of Calgary, pilot of the plane, and the three passengers, Chris- tine Bailes of Calgary and Joyce Enghoj and Martin An- derson, both of Red Deer. The plane was discovered hi a thickly wooded area by the crew of a Voyageur helicopter from 450 Squadron Edmonton. The plane left Red Deer last Aug. 22 bound for wildem ess area west of Rocky Mountain House, and planned to return home tlie same day. Using Canadian Forces Base Hijackers Surrender DUBBQVNIK, Yugoslavia (AP) Three North Africans hijacked an Algerian airliner early today and tried to gat to Albania but surrendered to Yu- goslav police after the weather kept the plane out of Tirana, the Albanian capital. With 31 North Africans aboard, the plane landed at Dubrovnik, on Yugoslavia's Ad- riatic coast 85 miles northwest of Tirana, after a refuelling stop in Sardinia and a detour through Brindisi, Italy. After two hours on the ground, the hijackers were per- suaded by Yugoslav police to surrender, and they left the plane of their own will, an air- port spokesman said. Airport police said the three hijackers, all Algerians, re- quested asylum in Yugoslavia. They said the request would be forwarded to "higher authori- ties" while the three remain hi custody. Penhold as a rescue co ordin- ation headquarters, search air- craft, both military and vivil- ian, flew more than 200 hours over an area of nearly square miles, since the opera- tion began more than a week Brocket Man Dies After Accident Manley Samuel Provost, 26, of Brocket, was killed Sunday when struck by a Canadian Pacific Railway train near Pin- cher Creek, 60 miles southwest of Lethbridge. The man was struck by an eastbound freight train p.m. Sunday and died five and a half hours later in Pincher Creek hospital. Pincher Creek RCMP said there will be no inquest. Violations Cause TEL AVIV (AP) Prime Minister Golda Meir said today Israel is engaged in a "strenuous dispute" with the United States over Israeli changes of Egyptian violations of the Middle East ceasefire along the Suez canal._ There was speculation elsewhere that Israel would quit the peace talks. VIOLATIONS CONTINUE "As initiator of the proposal, the United States promised that neither side would be allowed to improve its position through the she told a meeting of the Histadrut, Israel's labor federation. "Only a few hours passed (after the shooting halt took ef- fect Aug. 7) and already the Egyptians began violating agreement, and these violations are still she said._ "Israel cannot concede on this point and agree to become weaker if fighting is renewed on the canal." MISSILES MOVED Israel claims Egypt is moving missiles into the so-called for- bidden 30-m i 1 e -w i d e strip along both sides of the canal where, according to the ceasefire agreement, no mili- tary materiel may be moved up at least for the 90-day duration of the truce. Mrs. Meir denied Israel ac- cepted the ceasefire because its air force could not stand up to Soviet missiles in the canal zone. This was a rebuff to Foreign Minister Abba Eban, who said Saturday that had Israel re- jected the ceasefire, it would have lost its aif superiority GOLDA MEIR Discloses Dispute Nixon: Peace Sure "ftfe 'Your bridge club uiants to liberate you tomorrow In Jerusalem, informants said the Israeli cabinet appeared in a crisis, with doves and hawks in sharp dispute on whether to continue with the pace talks in New York in the light of the Is- raeli charges of Egyptian viola- tions. The Israeli delegate to the talks at UN headquarters is staying in Israel at least until the middle of the week, await- ing the outcome of the cabinet debate. SEEK TO CLOSE GAP The Jerusalem informants said some of the cabinet minis- ters were seeking to close the gap of disagreement between the doves and Defence Mnister Moshe Dayan over whether to continue the talks. An Israeli newspaper reported that Mrs. Meir would send an- other personal message to Pres- ident Nixon urging the Ameri- cans to stop the Egyptians mov- ing missiles into the standstill zone of the ceasefire line. President Nasser of Egypt de- nied Israel's seven charges of violations Sunday. Radio Cairo claimed that statements by high Israeli officials indicated that Israel would quit the talks. Trainer Attacked MONTREAL (CP) Brigit Ewart, 35-year-old lion trainer, is recovering in hospital from wounds suffered when a three- year-old, 450-pound lion at- tacked her during her act at Belmont Park during the week' end. SAN CLEMENTS, Calif. (AP) President Nixon said today that "so far as the United States involvement is concerned In Vietnam, peace is certain." He referred, in a tape televi- sion interview for today's CBS Morning News, to the program of withdrawing U.S. troops and replacing them with South Viet- namese. The president also expressed the view that there is "some hope" for the Middle East situa- tion now that a ceasefire has been called. He played down suggestions at this time for a U.S.-Soviet peace-keeping force in the area. Nixon said he would predict nothing and expect nothing as Hanoi's chief negotiator Xuan Thuy returns to the Paris peace talks Thursday. There are no new U.S. Initia- tives, Nixon said, but "we are in a very flexible negotiating position" and "now we shall see whether the other side is inter- ested in one, too." The interview was filmed at the western White House Satur- day. DECLINES COMPARISON Asked whether he thought chances for peace were better in the Middle East or Southeast Asia, Nixon declined to specu- late. Before the ceasefire, Nixon remarked, the Middle East situ- ation "had no hope; since the ceasefire, it has some hcpe." He cautioned against bsing overly optimistic, saying differ- ences and passions going back thousands of years "are not set- tled quickly." Stanfield Seen Safe Despite Rumblings OTTAWA rum- blings of discontent within the Conservative party for the last too years or more, the leader- ship of Robert Stanfield does no appear seriously, if at all, threatened at this time. To political observers here, there was nothing particularly startling atsut the private meeting of western Conserva- tive MPs hi Saskatoon last week. Tire same JIPs hold similar private meetings here fairly often when the Commons is in session. Main purpose is to dis- cuss Prairie problems but com- plaints about Mr. Staofield's leadership are expressed. There are frequent indications that former prime minister John Diefenbaker disagrees with the way Mr. Stanfield is running the party tiwugh he is usually careful that remarks about it are made privately. Many Prairie Conservatives who have remained loyal to Mr. Diefenbaker contend that Mr. Stanfield is not as hardjhitting politically as the former leader and that consequently Mr. Stan- field is less effective. Mr. Stanfield Has rigorously rejected suggestions from some Stanfield Awaits Report Of Saskatoon Meeting CALGARY (CP) Progres- sive Conservative leader Rob- ert Stanfield said Sunday he is not prepared to believe his leadership has been seriously questioned. Mr. 'Stanfield, beginning a 10- day tour of Alberta, was com- menting on a meeting of prai- rie Conservative members of parliament held in Saskatoon last week. He said ho is awaiting a re- n port on the meeting, attended by 30 delegates, but to which he was not invited. "If anyone has been misbe- having, they've been caught with their pants down." Jack Horner, Alberta MP for Crowfoot and chairman of the Saskatoon meeting, said the discussion was mostly around party organization and most delegates were disenchanted with present conditions, of his colleagues and advisers that he change his political style. He has said that he is what he is and that he is not going to try out gimmicks. Several months ago, there was spesr.iaition that Dalton Camp, who led the successful revolt against Mr. Diefenba- ker's leadership, might try to unseat Mr. Stanfield as leader as well. Mr. Camp denied such inten- tions but it is still considered possible that he will try for the leadership himself one day. The death last week of Gea-ge Muuv Conservative MP for the M u n i t o b a riding of Lisgar, opens up a Commons seat the Prairies. However, the contest for the Conservative nomination in Lis- gar is not expected to turn into any test of Mr. Stanfield's lead- ership. Mr. Stanfield today starts a 10-day tour of Alterta where provincial Conservatives under Peter Lougheed hope to make a strong showing against Social Credit Premier Harry Strom in the next provincial election. Federal Conservatives hope that a good showing would boost Conservative federal prospects in British Columbia where the party has no MPs and in Sas- katchewan where Conservative slrjngth fell hi the 1988 election to five MPo from 17. Moreover, a succesful Stan- field-Loughccd combination in Alberta would help still (he dis- content among oliiar Prairie Conservatives. Mr. Lougheed is said to have the federal scene in mind for the political future. ;