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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE lElHimiDGE HERAID Monday, December 7, pv activity LONDON (AP) British MPs were primed today lo quiz the government on reports of n big step-up in communist spy activities i" Britain and western Europe. Prime Minister Heath's gov eminent is particularly sensi tive to the reports, informants said, because of the political clif ficullies a previous Tory gov MONEY RECOVERED California highway patrol officers Kenneth Perrigo and D. W. Randolph count part of the recovered from the trunk of a car stopped by highway patrol police this morning on interstate 10 near Fontana. Four men in the car were being held by FBI for investigation of a New Jersey payroll robbery !asf month. Prisoners seize guard lo speed up transfer prisoners who held s guard at knifepoint at the British Columbia penitentiary to speed up a transfer to Quebec arrived here by plane late Sunday. The prisoners are Ronald Allan Tupholme, 22, and Raymond Joseph White, 24, both of Vancouver, and David Dwyer, 25, Ottawa. Their arms and legs shackled, they were taken from the Air Canada plane to the special treatment wing of St. Vincent de Paul penitentiary. A transfer had been plj the guard at New Westminster and held him for 2Vi hours, an earlier flight was arranged. Assistant Warden G. S. Mer-ritt said Dwyer was sentenced to life in Ottawa last year for murder. White, sentenced to 15 years in Vancouver in 1967, was serving time for a bank robbery. Tupholme was sentenced to six months last year for escaping custody. Tudholme escaped from Vancouver General Hospital in 1969 while under sentence to Oakalla prison, a provincial prison in Burnaby, B.C. He was sent to British Columbia penitentiary after his capture. Tupholme still has almost four years left to serve on an earlier sentence for arined robbery and possession of offensive weapons. escapee rounded up CALGARY (CP) City po-5ce Saturday arrested Ralph Cochrane, 43, of Vancouver, the last escapee from an 11-mai prison break at Prince Alberl Penitentiary Nov. 25. He was charged with two counts of armed robbery as well as escaping custody. potent yJlv HAIE OPTICAL SSS3 5 COMPANY LTD. Gary Martm Dispensing Optician 307 6lh SI. S. (Reuter) Alcohol is as potent as hashish in generating addiction to hard drugs, a nerve specialist claimed here Sunday. Prof. Otto Schrappe told a post-graduate medical congress that tests had ed to "this surprising findings." ease quized eminent ran into nearly eigh years ago. (Jo v c r n in c n t spokesmc refused to comment on pub Ilshcd reports that three senio Russian trade officials were ex polled from Britain recently [o spying and two other East Eu ropean missions have bee warned about the activities o their diplomats. British security offices wer said to be alarmed over th steady growth in the size of So viet trade offices despite a strict limit imposed on the of the Soviet embassy. And trade officials, supervis ing industrial contracts wit! British firms, have considerably more freedom to travel arounn charges of guerrilla activi- ies. The court martial opened Thursday and continues Tues- day. Tiie trial, called the most po- tentially explosive in Spain ;ince Generalissimo Franco's civil war victory in 1939, has in- spired massive anti-government Police called before blast at oil plant LINDEN, N.J. (AP) Police ought today to identify from a recording a caller who aid "the refinery is gonna mrn, baby, burn" less than two IOUTS before an explosion and ire raked a Humble il Co. complex. The telephone call to the po- ice was described fay investiga- ors as their only lead to the .ause of the 40 miles petroleum-fed blaze vhich injured 29 and caused lamage in the millions Satur- day night. Shop windows were shattered in Linden. Elizabeth and Staten sland and police patrolled the hopping districts to prevent ooting. Police said the FBI would be asked to compare a voice print made from the recording with ts own file of voice prints in the earch for the caller. "We feel this was a deliberate :ct of said Mayor 'ohn Gregorio. Open Thursday ana1 Friday Nine People Going Places Shop men's Safe driving week death total climbs By TIIE CANADIAN PHESS There were six deaths on Canadian roads Sunday, the sixlh day of Kafe Driving Week, bringing the total so far to fil. The figure at the compara- ble stage last year was 43. Quflliec and Ontario recorded two fatalities each while Manitoba and British Columbia both had one. The remaining provinces re- ported no fatalities. The following is a day-to- day record this year, with last strikes, demonstrations and riots which resulted in a state of emergency for one province, tight security measures in sev- eral others and more than 200 arrests. West Germany's honorary consul in San Sebastian, Eugen Beihl was kidnapped Dec. 1 by Basque terrorists. Beihl has written his family that he is well, but his whereabouts are not known. His kidnappers sent worci that his fate depends on what happens to the 16 men on trial in Burgos, 110 miles south- west of San Sebastian. Guipuzcoa, the Basque prov- ince in which San Sebastian is located, was placed under a three month state of emer- gency Friday. The majority of its estimated workers went on strike to protest the trial. Clashes with "riot police occurred in a number of in- dustrial areas for two days. Many workers went bask to work but between and were still out during the weekend. In a rare Sunday session, held to get the trial over as soon as isible, the military court heard Victor Arana, 27, testify that his statements to police were "obtained under torture." Earlier Jesus Abrisqueta, 21, told the seven military judges he suffered "systematic tor- tures" during police interroga- tion. Both admitted they wer members of the Basque nation alist ETA movement, a sma revolutionary group which use guerrilla tactics in its campaig for a separate Basque state in north Spain. They both face prison sen) cnces of up to 80 years for ter rprisnr, illegal possession firearms and other charges. Fire destroys farm home RAYMOND (HNS) Mrs Peter Hague suffered seconi degree burns to one hand in a fire which claimed a four roomed house and all its con tents about 1 a.m. Sunday. The home, located on the farm of her father, Edwin Palmer, 3Vi> miles south wes of Raymond, was destroyed ii minutes according to Raymont Fire Chief William Hague. An explosion of unknown ori gin preceded the actual blaze Peter Hague, a member o the University of Lethbridge Chinooks was travelling with the team at the time of the fire. No estimate of property damage or loss is available. UJERR DOWNTOWN on FIFTH STREET SOUTH year s shown. Mid P.K.I. N.S N.B'. Quo. Oill. Man. Sask. Alia. B.C. Tola I totals also Tnlal 1 i 5 r. '70 Ti3 0 o n i o n i i i) o o o n o 01 004000 4 4 100000 1 o 1 t I 2 8 2 15 9 3 1 3 5 9 2 23 21 000001 12 00210030 0 (I 0 I 1 0 24 l> 2 3 4 1. .1 U ii 5 113109 6 61 55 Seagram's Five Star outsells all other whiskies in Canada. How come? Easy taste and easy to look at. Plus the Seagram name and quality. Go prove it for yourself. Thai's the easy part. The easy whisky. FIVE STAR CANADIAN RYE WHISKY Interest on Savings Accounts Interest on Fren Chequing Accounts FARMERS MERCHANTS TRUST 309 7th St. S. Phone 328-5548 Calgary, Edmonton, urande Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Vancouver, Montreal, Nassau. MEMBER CANADA DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION truckers stage walkout CHICAGO (AP) Mora than Teamsters Union drivers in Michigan and northern Ohio walked off their jobs Sunday night in a strike which could eventually stop the flow of fuel oil from Kentucky to North Da- kota. Weekend accidents kill 45 By THE CANADIAN PRESS least 45 persons died in ac- cidents across Canada during the weekend, 36 in traffic. A Canadian Press survey irom 6 p.m. local times Friday night to midnight Sunday also showed two persons killed in Ires, three drownings and four ethers in miscellaneous acci- dents. Ontario had the worst count, reporting 19 traffic deaths and 5iie person killed in a snowmo- )ile accident. Alberta reported one traffic ieath. Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, _'rince Edward Island and Sas- katchewan all reported no acci- dental deaths. The survey does not Include industrial accidents, known sui- cides or slayings. More than other drivers of fuel oil trucks in 13 Midwest- ern states are considering whetlrer to join the walkout. Contract negotiations broke off Thursday in Detroit between the Teamsters and the Labor Rela- tions Advisory Association, the bargaining unit for the truckers. Negotiations resume here today. As freezing temperatures cov- ered the states involved, oil company spokesmen said the this stage will TuA drastically affect con- sumers but rural areas will feel the pinch in several days. Fuel oil is one of the most wide- spread forms of home heating, especially in rural areas. The affected states are Illi- nois, Indiana, Iowa. Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Da- kota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. A spokesman for Standard Oil Co. of Ohio said the company will keep fuel moving despita the walkout of about 700 drivers in the Cleveland area. The Teamsters union is de- manding a hourly raise in increments of 65, 50 and 50 cents over a three-year period. Robert Bray, representing the truckers, said the industry has offered a increase for a 48-hour week. Tanker drivers currently earn an average of an hour. The previous contract expired Nov. 15. Weather and road report TO ABOVE x" ZERO AT SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET Lethhridge .......41 33 'incher Creek .Vaterton..... Hedicine Hat Edmonton Jasper Banff....... --algary...... Victoria 'rince Rupert Penticton..... 57 37 44 28 43 35 2 29 30 ..41 49 41 43 >anbrook.......41 'rince George tamloops Vancouver 'rince Albert Saskatoon iwift Current Yorkton [loose Jaw .......39 "Joi-th Bay.......20 legina..........16 Jrandon 10 -6 16 28 6 43 34 39 37 19 35 43 1.06 -5 -3 43 29 8 5 Winnipeg Tenora......... Sunder Bay )auphin Tenora......... (ttawa Montreal St. John's Halifax......... 37 29 30 201.00 .20 .05 54 .02 30 Charlottetown 30 15 Fredericton ......24 7 Chicago......... 27 19 New York....... 38 24 Washington 46 28 Los Angeles 80 59 San Diego....... 75 49 San Francisco 54 Denver......... 65 Las Vegas....... 61 39 Rome.......... 43 61 Paris ............41 49 London..........41 50 Berlin..........39 41 Amsterdam 36 46 Brussells....... 33 48 Madrid......... 39 50 Moscow 21 30 Stockholm.......36 48 Tokyo.......... 42 53 FORECASTS Lcthbridgc Medicine Hat Today: Becoming cloudy, brief rain this evening. Winds occasionally W25 and gusty. Tuesday: Variable Clu'nook cloudiness, lows 15- 20, highs 30-35. FORECAST Columbia-Kootenay Hain, ending by evening today with a few clear periods tonight. Tuesday mostly cloudy with rain in the evening. Winds S20. Highs both days near 40. tonight 25-30. BEHLEN TOWN and COUNTRY low-cost all-steel building for all-around uses WINTER TIME IS PLANNING TIME See Us Today For Your Free Estimate GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL A3 AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA Most highways in the Leth- ricige district have bare ravel lanes except through ome towns and the following. Highway 2 south of Card- the Carway hill there re small icy patches and is loderately slippery. Highway from Leth- ridge to Lundbreck, travel ncs are bare. Lundbreck to oleman has short icy patches, loderately slippery. Coleman i the B.C. border has long itches of hard packed snow ith some drifting. Highway 6 Twin Butte to Waterton has a thin layer o! hard packed snow, wheel tracks beginning to bare. All highways are sanded where necessary. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway Calgary to Eevelstoke is plowed and sanded with a few slippery sections. The Banff Jasper and Banff- radium highways have occa- sional slippery sections, plowed and sanded. Motorists are reminded that snow tires or chains are re- quired when travelling in any mountain area. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coulfs i hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. lo p.m.; Hoosevillc, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgale, 24 mrs; Porthill-Rykerts 8 to midnight. Chief Mountain closed, lldhorw, 8 to 5 p.m. ;