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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, December 11, 1970 ANTI-AMESICAN PROTEST Student: o nd other South Vietnamese demonstrate Qul Nhon, earlier this week, beneath banner which reads "Bad Yankee, Go Demonstration occured following the shooting of o Vietnamese teenager by an American soldier on Monday. The Gl has been charg ed with negligent homicide in the slaying. Toy safety consumers' responsibility EDMONTON (CP) A con- sultant 'with the federal de- partment of consumer and cor- porate affairs said here that numerous inquiries have been received from parents concern- ed about toy safety. Tannis Wyankewicz of Win- nipeg, in Gdmonton for a series of meetings with officials of major department stores, said in an interview that the surge in the number of inquiries can be attributed to the Christmas season and to (he introduction of new toy safety legislation. She warned, however, that only- a portion of the new leg- islation has gone into effect making it necessary for con- sumers to exercise caution when making purchases. Hitch-hikers killed; Life-saving awards RCMP medals EDMONTON (CP) Two British Columbia RCMP con- stables will be among five re- cipients of Alberta life-saving medals. Cup of Milk fund grows Mrs. Reeder, Lethbrldge........ Mrs. Anne Wakaluk, Sellevue, Ronnie and Paul McClsskln, Lenoard James Ridgewsy, Lethbrldga........... Laurie, Jeff, Marlene, Deanns, Inver gels Mil EDMONTON (CP) The driver of a vehicle that carried two hitch-hikers to their deaths June 29 was sentenced in Al- berta Supreme Court Thursday to 654 years. Russell Harkness, 21, of Ed- monton w a s charged with criminal negligence and driv- ing while disqualified follow- ing a traffic mishap which kill- ed Edward Baird, 20, and Gary Vincent Ford, 19, both of Hali- fax. Harkness will also serve an additional two years probation and will not be allowed to drive j during his probation. "Two young men just as cer- Plan "spelling" bee GALESBUHG, 111. (AP) There's going to be a spelling contest in March for some 000 children in schools hi cen- tral Illinois. years tainly lost their lives as if they had been Mr. Jus- tice IM. E. Manning said in sen- tencing. The incident occurred near Jasper National Park when Harkness's vehicle sideswiped car, went into the ditch, drove back on the road, struck another car and then hit an abutment to an approach road. 'Quake death toll readies 52 LIMA, Peru (Reuter) The offieal death toll in the severe earthquake which rocked north- ern Peru and southern Ecuador rose to 52 today, with estimates putting the number of injured to well over 1.000. As troops and civilians and rescue teams continued to comb hundreds of ruined build- ings on both sides of the bor- der, there were fears that ca- Gary martin Dispensing Optician 307 6th SI. S. 327.7152 simlty figures would go much, higher. Anonymous..... 2.00 Mr. W. R. Tucker, Taber, 2.50 ttrs. G. Freed, Lethbridge 3.00 Irene Hollander, Pincher Creek................ 3.00 Cheri Komar, Lethbridgo 3.00 John Bosch, Lethbrldge 3.29 Joyd Bosch, Lethbrldge 3.60 Burdelt Women's Institute Burdett............... 5.00 Catholic Women's League, Fort Macleod 5.00 Slim Wacher, Pincher Creek, 5.00 Dale MontalbeJtl, Coleman, 5.00 Lynn and Kurt, Pincher creek........... 5.00 Helen Draffin Unif of Southminster Church, Lethbridge..... 5.00 J. McKenna and Family, 5.00 Art and Sue Neil, Lethbrldge 5.00 .W P. Gouldlng, Lelhbrldcje Grade Five Catechism Class, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Magrath, Fred omelusik, Lethbridge Grade 11, R. I. Baker School, Mr. W. Park, Lethbrldge Anonymous, B.C......... 9 Anonymous, Warner, 10 M. H. Congdon, Blairmore 10 Coleman Girl Forest Guards, Coleman, 10 W. L. McGillivray and Sons, Coaldale............ 10 "In Memory of Douglas" Nafal 10 Catholic Women's League, 10 Anonymous, Lethbridge 10 Mr. L. E. Plowman, Fort Macleod, 10 Mr. Sam Wlpf, Stirling, 10 Lefhbridge 10. Isabel Wilklns, Lelhbridge 10. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zak and Sons, leman, 10. Coleman Volunteer Fira Dept., Colomsn.............. 10. Mrs. Mable Campbell, Lethbridge......... 12.' 3omfaers Bowling Team, Lethbridge............ I5.i Ktnniburgh Women's Institute, 20. VMss Margery Waters, Coutls, 20.1 J. Ewanckj 35.1 Constables J. E. Hogarth and i awards Jan. 5, Lt.-Gov. Grant K. R. Burton rescued two Cas- MacEwan said. tlegar, B.C. residents who had fallen through ice covering a sewage lagoon Jan. 1, 1970. Michael Haddon and his sis- ter Rosemarie were rescued. A companion, Richard Alexan- der Fowler, drowned. A coroner's report praised the two men for Iheir "fore- sight and disregard of personal s a f e t y." Constable Burton jumped into the icy water to save the Haddons. Also scheduled for awards are pilot Michael Papirny, an employee of Peace Air Ltd., RCMP Constable Lome Fereu- son of Camrose, and David Sis- sons of Edmonton. Mr. Sissons has participated in aquatic safety work for 43 years and will receive a bronze medal. Constable Ferguson rescued woman in Mirror Lake Oct. 13 and Mr. Papirny saved two men whose aircraft was dam- aged by heavy waves. The three policemeji will re- ceive silver medals and Mr. Fapirny a gold medal. Total....... TOTAL TO DATE S 332.: SI ,455.4 Jet hangar work begins at Vancouver VANCOUVER (CP) Laing Construction and Equipmen Ltd. of New Westminster has been awarded the general con- tract for construction of Air Canada's new giant hangar at Vancouver International Air- port. Air Canada's district man- ager, W. M. Garven, an- nounced work has started on the hangar, design ed to provide facilities for new jet planes to be put into ser vice in 1971. Existing hangars are not big enough to handle jie giant aircraft. Laing Construction's contract s for million, the announce- ment said. Engineers for the project are Phillips, Ban-alt, Hillier, Jones and Partners of Vancouver. Accident victim dies EDMONTON (CP) Ernest ludyk, 29, of Two Hills, in- ured in a traffic accident Mon- lay, died in hospital Thursday. Mr, Rudyk was checking the ngine of a truck on the side f Highway 45 near Hairy Hill rhen it was struck from be- ind by another vehicle and an over him. Hairy Hill is 65 miles east f Edmonton. Maritiniers digging out after storms HALIFAX (CP) Light snow was falling in some sections of the Maritime region today in the wake of a winter storm that moved over the region Thurs- day. Prince Edward Island, por- tions of southeastern New Brunswick and northern Nova Scotia bore the brunt of the storm, with snowfall accumula- tions of up to 39 inches re- ported. At least three major storms have passed through the region since last week, accounting for the amount of snow on the ground. While Moncton, N.B.. was digging out from under 31 inches, about 25 inches of snow had fallen on Charlottetown. Outside its southeastern sec- :ion, New Brunswick centres re- ported snow lying between 12 md 18 inches deep while Nova 5cotia received six to eight inches, except in areas where rain fell Thursday. The latest storm brought the season's total snowfall in the Summerside area of P.E.I, to 49 hches compared to a total of 45 or the entire 1969-70 winter. Losing candidate arrested VANCOUVER (CP) An- drew Thomson Campbell, 20, arrested Wednesday on a drug charge shortly after losing his election bid to become mayor of Vancouver, was released on bail of Thursday. Provincial court judge John Davis set the bail and adjourn- ed the case one week, when a trial date will be set. Campbell is charged with trafficking in LSD. He also is charged with as- sault causing bodily harm and is scheduled to appear in court in Sechelt, north of Vancouver, to face this charge today. Campbell finished fourth in Wednesday's mayoralty race, trailing the incumbent winner, Thomas Campbell, by almost votes. The Campbells are not related. UKCORD SENTENCE Charles Callins, 22, of Okla- homa City faces the longest sentence ever imposed in Oklahoma 1500 years in penitentiary. Aa Oklahoma County District Court jury fixed the penalty for Callins, who was convicted ot raping a white girl. Formal sen- tencing is set for next Thurs- day. Alertness of guards worries Fagni DRUMHELLER Fagui, newly appointed ommissioner of penitentiar- said here he is concerned bout the alertness of guards t penitentiaries. In an interview, Mr. Fagui aid he doesn't think "we hould be concerned about the alibre of guards." "But I am concerned about ic alertness of the guards and think it's just a matter that 2 have to realize that they may become a little bit laj -fter some years on the job." Mr. Fagui said a board of in- jiry which investigated a re- escape from the Prince Ibert Penitentiary found :here was some negligence in e performance of duties and ppropriate action has been ken." Six penitentiary employees ere suspended. Mr. Fagui, who is on a fa- iliarization tour, said there s been some good progress physical facilities such as e modern, campus style in- tution here. ACT all set to do job says Reierson EDMONTON (CP) Tele- phones Minister Ray Reierson says Alberta Government Tele- phones has definite plans to service all of the city's project- ed expansion areas, a job Ed- monton Telephones was plan- ning to do. He told, a service club meet- ing that when ACT and the city agreed on boundaries in 1963, the city was not anxious to expand its telephone service into non-profitable areas. The agreement gave ACT authority to service all new areas of the city, he said. Freight cars derailed EDSON freight cars and two locomotives from two CNR trains were derailed Thursday when one sideswiped the other. The derailment blocked the main east-west line about 115 miles west of Edmonton. A railway spokesman said the Ike will not be cleared until early today. There were no in- juries. Police force weak CALGARY (CP) The city police department Is "wearing chief M. J. Kent safd Thursday, and needs more men and money if it is to op- crate effectively next year. The force "is taxed to ra- jacity in all al- though there have not been any occasions when it was dras- jcaily inadequate, he said. Chief Kent, in presenting the 1971 department budget to the pR commission, asked for i5 additional officers and million more than in the 1970 mdget when million was spent. The city now has 1.61 police- men for each population, below the national average of .71. An increase in manpower vould boost the average to 1.69. Calgary also has a larger jre than any city in Canada, Chief Kent said, making it more difficult to police. No acid found PARRY SOUND, Ont. (CP) No significant traces of ighly-corrosive sulphuric acid ave been found downstream rom a derailed acid train, an ntario Water Resources offi- ial said Thursday. Thirteen cars of a 46-car Ca- adian Pacific Railway acid went off the track Vcdnesday night beside the ickerel River, 40 miles south- ast of Sudbury. 42 Weather and road report ABOVE "It was startling to all of us when the city passed a bylaw and started laying cable in West Jasper he said. Thus, more than million has been spent or committed to developing the services re- quired in future residen- tial areas of Edmonton by AGT, Mr. Reierson said. NOON SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET Lethbrulgo 39 Medicine Hat Canada's oldest twins mark 97tb birthday PORT DOVER, Ont. (CP) Eva McBride and Edith Mclntosh, believed to be Canada's oldest twins, cele- brated their 97th birthday today. The sisters were born Dec. 10, 1873, in the village of Vittoria, near Simcoe, Ont. "Our neighbors are pull- ing for us to make the cen- said Edith before their birthday party. "Eva and I, we're going to do our best to please them." "That would be fun said Eva, "to make 100. What a party; what a jolly good party." Port Dover is about 30 miles southwest of Hamil- ton. Pincher Creek Calgary Edmonton Banff Peace River Grande Prairie Rocky Mtn House Prince George Penticton Prince Albert Saskatoon Swift Current Moose Jaw 28 North Bay 15 Regina 18 Winnipeg 4 Toronto 37 Ottawa 24 Montreal Quebec....... St. John's...... Halifax........ Charlottetown 30 20 12 -3 26 6 28 20 37 27 38 35 10-12 21 10 24 17 19 -2 10 -6 24 1 .02 .13 .01 .25 32 30 .43 Fredericton Chicago...... Miami....... Los Angeles ......73 San Francisco 58 Las Vegas.......56 Rome.......... SO Paris.......... 33 London......... 43 Berlin........., 43 Amsterdam 36 Brussels Moscow..... Stockholm Tokyo 31 16 39 37 75 72 51 SO 33 55 42 48 45 46 30 42 26 32 33 42 34 53 .18 .91 FORECASTS Lelhnridge Medicine Hat Today: Mainly cloudy. Strong west winds. Saturday: Sunny and continuing fairly mild. Lows in the 20s, highs 35-40. Kootenay, Columbia Main- y cloudy with snow in the Co- umbia district today. Satur- day: Snow. Winds at times southerly 15. Highs today and Saturday near 30; lows tonight, :5 to 20. Mother, four children die in blaze UPTERGROVE, Ont. (CP) 25-year-old mother and four f her clu'klren died Thursday fter she led one daughter to afety through their burning ome and returned for the oth- s. Police identified the dead as obina Belanger and Daniel, 9, ona, 6, David, 5, .and Gidget, 2. The surviving daughter, anda, eight, is in an Orillia tspital in satisfactory condi- m with first-degree burns. Constable Richard Sleet of tin provincial police Brecliin de- tachment said Mrs. Belanger led Wanda to the back door, then went back into the flames. Tlie mother and three of hei children were found at the bot- tom of the stairs in the two-sto- rey frame home. The fourth body was found in an upstairs wdroom. Uptergroveis five miles southeast of Orillia. The father, Maurice, was at work in Orillia at the time of the blaze, which raged for more than three hours before firemen could bring it under control. Cause of the fire was not im- mediately known but nearby residents said an explosion shook the house seconds before the blaze erupted. A member of the Orillia fire department said a tank truck had to be used to bring water "rom the Narrows, between L.akes Simcoe and Couchiching. HE MOST RUGGED AND DURABLE HOG FEEDER ON THE MARKET -SIOUX- fEED-A-ROUND Comes in two sire) 30 bushel and 45 bushel capac- ity. Equipped with 12 extra sturdy, extra large 14 gauge Boiler Plate Red Lids. Extra large, extra sturdy Red Lids are thicker and 25% stronger than the standard 16 gauge lid. The -SIOUX- Feed-A-Round is mounted on a one inch board creosoted platform, and Is absolutely trouble free without troublesomt agitators, and handles all types of feed, Including ground feed, with the same high degree of effi- ciency. General Farm Supplies COUTTS HIGHWAY, UTHBRICGE CENTRE VILLAGE MALL 13tli Street and 2nd Avenue North Telephone 327-1303 FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) The night before Lieut. Wil- m Galley's platoon swept rough My Lai, a U.S. Army aplain paid a courtesy call on o of the lieutenant's superior officers. "We generally discussed the said the chaplain, "and one of the two said: 'We are going into the village and if we receive any return fire, we ;ire going lo level the village.' "I said 1 didn't think we made war that Rev. Carl Kd- rrt W ward Creswell, an Episcopal churchman, testified at Galley's court martial Thursday. "One of the officers replied: 'It's a tough war.' At the company level, Galley's chief defence lawyer said in his opening statement, the orders passed down for My Lai were "to kill every living thing in the hamlet." Mr. Creswell was the first witness testifying for Calloy, who is charged with the murder of 102 civilians March 1C, 19C8. Tlje Z7-ycar-old Calley will Icll Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA liis own story, lawyer George Latimer told the July, "thereby giving you a full account of liis actions, conduct and behavior." Conviction of premeditated murder carries a sentence of life imprisonment or death. The general consensus of 35 prosecution witnesses was that Calley's men met no answering fire from the longtime Viet Cong stronghold thai day hut that the old .'lien, women and were rounded up and executed. All highways in the Leth- bridge district are bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway Calgary to Banff is in good winter driving condi- tion with some slippery sec- tions and traces of snow on the shoulders. Banff to Kevolsloke highway has some slippery sec- tions but has been plowed and] sanded. Banff-Radium some new snow highway has causing slip- pery sections, plowing and sanding is in progress. Banff- Jasper highway has some slip- pery sections due to freezing rain. Motorists are reminded Ihnt snow tires or chains are re- quired when travelling in r.ny mountain area. PORTS OP ENTRY (Opening and Closing Cotltts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9am to 0 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B 7, 24 iiours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain cwsed. Wildhoree, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;