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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDGE HERALD 1973 News In brief Jet crash-lands in flame NEW DELHI A West German Boeing 707 jet crash-landed in flames here today but all 109 aboard sur- vived by jumping from the doors as the plane screeched to a halt on a fog-shrouded runway. Many of the 98 passengers were singing Christmas carols while the Lufthansa Airlines ilight from Tokyo to Frankfurt made its final approach to Delhi airport. Airport officials said the plane may have hit something before it came down in one of the worst fogs in memory at the Indian capital. First reports said five per- sons were unaccounted for but a Lufthansa spokesman later confirmed that all the passengers and 11 crew members had survived. Seven were taken to including the Wolfgang Dietz. 53. An hour after the plane hit the only part of the tail section still was intact. Family allowance announced EDMONTON Increased family allowance due to start next were formally an- nounced by the provincial cabinet Wednesday. The amount of monthly pay- ment is based on the age of the child as up to six years between seven and from 12 to and 16 and The payments are subject to income tax for the first time next year. The province was given authority to set the for- mula by the federal which will ac- tually pay the allowances. for sport decals OTTAWA The government paid for Canada decals distributed free by a breakfast cereal the Commons learned Wednesday. Health Minister Marc Lalonde gave the figure in a written return in response to questions from Grace Macln- nis Vancouver He said that under terms of an agreement between his department and the Kellogg Co. of the company was to distribute decals free in some of its packages of corn flakes. At least 10 million decals were to be distributed between June 1 and Oct. said Mr. Lalonde. The government paid to Creative House Ltd. and Canada Decalomania for the cost of six million decals. Kellogg's was respon- sible for the cost of the remaining decals and the estimated the com- pany would expend more than on the program. Hoffa prepares new bid PHILADELPHIA Jimmy Hoffa said Wednesday night he plans legal manoeuvres to prepare the way for a new bid for the presidency of the Teamsters Union. Hoffa. under court orders not to engage in any un- ion activities until going to run for the presidency in 1976. He said he would begin ef- forts next month to knock down the union restriction Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS D. 56. general manager of General Motors Corp. Oldsmobile division and former head of General Motors of Canada Ltd. Montreal-Ellen Neysmith commentator on contemporary lifestyles. wife of Jack Sharkey former world heavyweight boxing cham- pion Victoria-George one of the original members of the first boy scout troop formed about 70 yiars ago in England. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MAUL placed on him as a condition for his release from federal prison in 1971. going to go into the courts with my lawyer and prove it is a violation of the Hoffa was president of the 2.1 million member teamsters union from 1958 un- til his conviction on jury- tampering charges in 1964. He was stripped of the union post while in prison and succeeded by Frank Fitzsimmons. St. Prentiss Brown 84 former United States regard- ed as father of the Mackinac Bridge connecting Michigan's two peninsulas. Ohio Mary E. preacher who first brought the gospel to North Carolina sharecroppers in the mid-1850's. TWA STRIKE ENDS NEW YORK Cabin attendants voted Tuesday to end a strike that has grounded Trans World Airlines since Nov. 5. But it will be late Fri- day before United States ser- vice is back in full operation and some time Sunday before international service is fully restored. A union spokesman said the contract provides a 13'2-per-cent pay increase over three years with SVa-per- cent increase retroactive to Aug. 1972. Holiday 'Temptation' 'Forever' r Instant the modaaybc wig Hbre Monsanto Just 2 of the many wigs available at... mERLE noRmfln COSmETIC BOUTIQUE Gifts Wigs Perfumes ColltgcMall 328-1525 10 dead after U.K. train spill LONDON Res- cuers removed the last bodies from the wreckage of a crash- ed express train here bringing the final toll in the disaster to 10 dead and 53 in- jured. Firemen reached the last of the victims after working for more than 10 hours cutting open the mangled passenger cars The 10-car diesel packed with more than 600 commuters and Christmas leaped the rails at 55 miles an hour and plowed into an embankment Wednes- day evening. the still dazed and was being ques- tioned by British Rail officials to find out what caused the ac- cident. U.S. plans voluntary gas limit WASHINGTON Federal energy chief William Simon asked the American driving public today to limit itself voluntarily to 10 gallons of gasoline a week a but avoided imposing any mandatory gasoline restric- tion at this time. He said full public com- pliance with a ID-gallon limit would make gasoline ration- ing although he will not have time to find out how well it is working before a decision is made on rationing by the end of the month. BILL GROENEN photo Winds too strong Winds gusting to 65 m.p.h. were too much for one of Santa's reindeer. The one of the city's decorations in front of the post bit the dust early this morning. The weather office says the winds won't be as severe tomorrow and it will be warm with a high of 50 degrees. Teachers agree to wait month TORONTO The Globe and Mail says Premier William Davis and Ontario teachers embroiled in a contract dispute have agreed keep Ontario schools open at least until the end of January. The newspaper says the government has agreed to recess the legislature without passing controversial Bill which would nullify mass resignations and impose com- pulsory arbitration if settlements are not reached by Dec 31. The government has agreed to recess the legislature without passing the bill which received second reading Tuesday the newspaper says. The leaders of the Ontario Teachers Federation and its five affiliates have agreed to urge their members who have submitted letters of resignations to school boards to agree to postpone voluntari- ly the effective resignation date until Jan. The Globe and Mail says. It quotes an unnamed source as describing the pact as gentlemen's The newspaper says agreement is to be an- nounce today by Mr. Davis and teacher representatives. The bill was given approval in principle by a 65-to-33 margin Tuesday with both the New Democratic Party and Liberals opposed. Bad heart kills Bobby 37 LOS ANGELES Bobby whose records of Mack the Knife and Splish Splash made him one of the stars of the rock 'n' roll era of a decade died today at 37 after open heart surgery. Darin had a history of heart trouble dating back to the age of when he contracted rheumatic fever. Spokesman David Gershenson said the enter- tainer died just after midnieht local time in the intensive care ward of Cedars of Lebanon where he had undergone a six-hour operation Wednesday. He had been admitted Dec. Ji U Let Your Next Purchase Be A Yamaha Orgjn BK SERIES FROM Musical Fun For The Entire Family 'AT 11. for an when it was discovered that one of two artificial valves inserted in his heart in 1971 was not functioning Gershenscn said. The ambitious Darin once vowed publicly that he would become a legend before he was 25. And he almost made it. By the age of he was playing the country's top night had signed million worth of movie contracts and had married his leading Sandra Dee. But he admitted on his 25th that he hadn't made it. EXTENDED SIGHTS can anyone be a legend when he has been ex- posed to the public for only 2Vz he asked. But he add- ed that he expected to become a legend an institution by Darin's aggressiveness stemmed from his early years of struggle in the Bronx sec- tion of New York. He was born Walden Robert Cassotto on May 14. 1936. and he grew up a sickly kid in a tough neighborhood. His whom he described as a small-time died before he was born. His mother lived on welfare. He learned to play the drums and was further toughened by appearing in the .rugged show business school- ing of summer resorts in the Catskills. Bitter and dis- he sought escape from his drab city life by writing songs.' He showed them to a young Donnie Kirschner. and his heean The increase will be which will boost the present price of domestic crude oil to a barrel. The council said this will re- sult in an increase of 2.3 cents a gallon in both the retail price of regular gasoline and home heating oil. It said the increases will probably take effect in January and February. The council said the average retail price of gasoline will be 44.6 cents a gallon because of the crude oil price increase and home heating 30.7 cents. Sick gyro may cause Idunk' HOUSTON That the Skylab 3 astronauts heard three weeks ago is and mission control thinks it might be related to a recurring gyroscope problem. Commander Gerald Carr re- ported hearing the sound Wednesday while checking systems in the Apollo ferry ship attached to one end of the space station. you've ever been in an earthquake that's what this sounds except you don't get the feel of motion. It only lasted a minute or Controllers said that at the same time one main gyroscope went through a puzzling fluctuation. The which controls the spaceship's brief- ly drew an increased load of electrical current while its spinning wheel slowed as it has on several occasions. A check of data recorded when the was first heard showed that the gyro fluctuated in a similar fashion then. Gyro No. 1 failed several weeks ago after displaying similar fluctuations. Loss of this one would leave only and it could not control the position of the 85-ton laboratory. There is a backup gas thrus- ter control system that would be used if a second gyro should but its gas supply would be exhausted in two to four weeks and the astronauts would have to end their mis- sion early. Mayor gains Socred nod NORTH B.C. Mayor Ron Andrews of North Vancouver district was chosen Wednes- day night as the Social Credit candidate in the upcoming byelection in the provincial riding of North Vancouver- Capilano. Mr. Andrews received the nomination by acclamation at a meeting attended by some 300 persons. The provincial government has not yet set a date for the made necessary by the resignation of David who had held the riding for the Liberals. MPs will labor through Yuletide OTTAWA The gov- ernment made it official There will be no normal Christmas break for MPs still laboring under an unseasonable legislative load. Government House Leader Allan MacEachen removed any lingering holiday hopes when he served notice the Commons will have only Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off. It will resume business at 7 p.m. Boxing Day unless there is some dramatic change in the attitudes of the parties. A normal Yuietide break had been in doubt for the last two weeks with the Commons bogged down on two of the lour items the government wants passed before any lengthy recess. The Conservatives have mounted an intensive attack on the emergency energy bill while the election expenses bill has been saddled with 42 New Democrat amendments. The energy bill has gone to committee where Conser- vatives have threatened to give it detailed scrutiny they expect will take about two weeks. Under the the govern- ment would get sweeping pow- ers to deal with an energy crisis and the Liberals say it should be passed im- mediately. WANT PROOF Conservatives said in the Commons Wednesday the gov- ernment could meet an energy crisis without the bill. it had not shown that an emergency exists. Meanwhile. Commons debate on election expenses dragged on with New Democrats pushing for adoption of their amendments. the party favors the bill despite alleged weak- but several NDP members decided to present Sweepstake prize widow's DUBLIN Evelyn a 64-year-old widow from has won the drawn in connec- tion with the Irish Sweeps hur- dle to be run near Dublin Dec. 27. Mrs. Archibald told race officials by telephone early to- day the win was a She had been forced to do odd jobs for the last several years to support herself. Mrs. Archibald told the offi- cials she had never won a in her life before capturing the which goes to the holder of the first ticket drawn from the drum prior to the race. It is not dependent in any way on the outcome of the com- petition. Mrs. whose father was born in says she plans to make her first trip here as soon as possible. She is the seventh all to win the. superprize. Three have been won by two by and one by an Irishman. A total of nearly million will be awarded in prizes after the running of the with Crude oil price spurts WASHINGTON President Nixon's cost-of- living council approved Wednesday a 23-per-cent increase in the price of domestic crude oil that will result in a big jump in the retail price of gasoline and home-heating oil in the United States. revenues from ticket sales reaching more than million. The horses running are Comedy of ll-to-10 Captain Christie at 2- Moonlight Bay at Bit of a Brendan's Road and Bumble all at Yenisei at Judy Cullen at and Lesabel and Royal Recorder at 100-1. the amendments when the bill returned from committee this week. Frank Howard said outside the House he will use any tactic to block the bill. He said earlier he would like the proposed legislation to die on the order paper. Speaking on three NDP amendments to limit party funds from Canadian sources Stuart Leggatt New said such a system would the credibility of the political system as a he one of the amendments should be chang- ed to provide a set of criteria including the requirement that only companies with 51 per cent of their voting stock held by Canadians be allowed to contribute to campaign coffers. A sub-amendment virtually prohibiting non-Canadians from contributing to political parties was proposed by Ar- nold Peters Only landed Canadian Canadian-based un- ions and associations and companies controlled by Canadians should be able to donate he said. Mr. Peters disputed sugges- tions by Conservatives Allan McKinnon and Mr. Homer that much of the NDP's funds come from United States-based inter- national unions. He reiterated the NDP posi- tion that the Liberals and Con- servatives depend on contributions from multi-national corporations. Accidents up after drink age lowered TORONTO A survey by the Ontario Addiction Re- search Foundation monthly publication The shows that an increase in impaired driving charges and in accidents in- volving young motorists has following the lowering of legal drinking ages across Canada. And an accompanying editorial says there is a shift in drinking styles and beverage marketing mechanisms .specifically directed to his new and highly vulnerable age The publication deplores a lack of studies of the effects of the lower age suggesting the steps were taken for political reasons and without preparation for potential results of them. All provinces and the two territories have lowered the legal drinking age within the last four half to 18 years and the other half to 19 from 21. In Metropolitan Toronto in before the legal drinking age in Ontario dropped to there were 48 charges of impaired driving involving drivers in the 18-to-20 age group. In the second half of 1971 following the there were 259 charges and in 1972 457 were laid. In where the age was lower to 19 in 1972 im- paired driving charges have soared 200 per cent in the last three years. An unofficial survey in Saskatchewan found those who in- dulged in alcoholic beverages experienced their first in- toxication at the age of 15. A survey of high school students in Prince Edward Island last year found 45 per cent of all students from Grades 7 to 12 used alcohol at least once a month. In Nova where the age was lowered to 19 in there were only two persons under 20 admitted to hospital for alcoholism treatment in 1970. In there were nine such cases and in there were 20. an official said the increase might reflect more public awareness of the facilities available. Statistics dealing with other provinces were unavailable. Air charter agreement may aid tour business OTTAWA The gov- ernment hopes it has gained increased American tourist business here in exchange for opening the door to the busy Canadian air charter market to in the United States. This was learned Wednesday after Transport Minister Jean Marchand out- lined in the Commons the in- creased share granted to U.S. air carriers of Canadian charter passenger traffic to sun spots like Florida and Hawaii. Mr. Marchand also told re- porters that Canadian negotia- tors succeeded in gaining a new air Regina- in the final throes of the four-year-long air talks with the U.S. While Canada may have loosened its grasp on the sun- spot charter Mr. Marchand said he regards the new air routes settlement as more important. The routes reached in could not be im- plemented until the charter discussions were wrapped up. Casting a shadow over the air agreements is the continu- ing fuel but the tran- sport minister said Canada is in a good bargaining position to secure fuel supplies for Canadian airlines in the U.S. Informed sources said the new air agreement will prob- ably be signed early in the new year. Negotiators agreed in September on 46 new routes between the two countries. Traffic on the 35 existing routes is valued at million annually EXTEND FACILITIES They also agreed to extend U S. customs facilities to additional Canadian airports and to introduce Canadian customs to American airports for the first time. The existing customs system allows passengers to be precleared before boarding flights to the U.S. Mr. Marchand said the charter market sharing arrangement applies to Hawaii. Nevada. Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. In the first two years of the agreement. U.S. air carriers will have access to 10 per cent of the market to Hawaii and 10 per cent of Florida business. It would be limited to a combination of 20 per cent to to all sun-spot areas. In the next two-year U.S. carriers will be per- mitted up to 20 per cent of charters to Hawaii and 20 per cent of Florida charters and a combined limit of 35 per cent to all sunspot areas. From then U.S. carriers will be allowed 25 per cent of the Hawaii 25 per cent of the Florida market and no more than 40 per cent of all sun-spot business. To take advantage of the U.S. will have to change its inclusive tour charter rules which have helped discourage American efforts in the inclusive tour charter market. Under existing rules which protect U.S. scheduled air- charter carriers must stop at three points on an inclusive tour flight. An inclusive tour includes the price of travel and accom- modation and other services. American air carriers will have to continue operating un- der Canadian transport com- mission rules on charter flights from Canada. U.S. negotiators attempted to get these rules set aside. Air Canada and CP Air will also be permitted to operate charters off their scheduled routes in the U.S. Their U.S. licences currently limit their charter operations to their scheduled routes. BEGIN A INCLUDED Strong protests from Sas- katchewan to the September routes settlement yielded fruit in the new Regina- Chicago link. Regina may also be included as a stopover in Calgary-New York flights though this is not officially in the agreement. In the John Rey- nolds accused Mr. Marchand of not revealing the fact he has been informed about fuel shortages faced by Pacific Western Airlines in Hawaii. He said PWA will have to cancel passenger trips in the next quarter because of fuel restrictions in Hawaii. PWA operates charters to Hawaii. ;