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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBSIDGI HERAID Solurday, Detember 53, 1972-------------------- News in brief Plane crash, snowstorms kill friends Sixteen survive two months on mountain 18 mouths for shooting luihhy SASKATOON" (CPI M ar- ginally was charged with at- jorie Doreen Galbraiih, 45, was tempted murder but the charge sentenced to 13 months in the reduced to caasirg bodily shootint; Of her husband Aug. 29 harm by shooting. Stuart Gal- al their Saskatoon home. braith was critically wounded Mrs. Galbraith had pleaded in the incident but has sir.ce guilty to the charge. She ori- been released torn hospital. Youth dies in pile-up MAYERTHORPE. Aka. fCP> j Mayerthorpe. 7.5 rni'.es north-. Joe Pope. 15. of i west of Edmonton. i V.hitecourt. Alta., was killed' Police said r.vo of the cars Fridav and three perform ser- collided head-in ar.d Ir.e thir'l ious'y injured in a three-car the bac-: o! o-.-: of '.r.c jj'-leup during a near Bodies recovered from SAN" KKRN'ANDO, Chile 'API liight plane-crash victims who managed to ?tay alive more than two months in the sr.o-.v5 of the high AncJea were rescued Friday and brought to hospital in this small town in central Chile. Another eight survivors were left behind at the site of the wreckage, at an elevation cf shout 12.000 feet, to wait until the weather clea'-s so they can flo'ATi by helicopter. Three mountain survival spe- cialists stayed with them. The 15 persons, passengers aboard a air force r.hne Lluit crashed (M. 13, forded for themselves for 6'j days outside help. Tte plane's 45 rx-cupants had 1 up for uiitil t'.vo of them, Roberto and Fernando strug- gled to civilization early Fri- day. Their clirab the mountains took more than JO cays. "It's a miracle that they are sUll Cesar Charlone. the Uruguavan charge d' affaires, told reporters at thi s tovm where Chilean authorities set up rescue headquarters. A Chilean rescue officer ec.lkfi the ftst "ir.cr edible." "The placo wtore the crashed is always stormbound and terribly lie said. Hie a propeller-driven FiJrdiild with two engini-s, dis- appeared in a severe blizzard tn route from Argentina to Chile. It carried a crew of five and 40 passengers, all members of the Old Christians rugby team cf Montevideo, Uruguay, or their relatives and friends. Canessa and Parrado told res- cuers eight persons died shortly alter the plane crashed near the Argentine border about BO miles south of Santiago. One of the pilot. Parrarfo said the others died during the first of two big snowstorms to hit the mountain after the piano carne down. They said the group of victims were buried by the snow. In Montevideo, the families of Canessa and Parrado wept with joy at news of their teat in reaching hoip in the remote mountain area. Selscr Parrado, a hardware merchant whose wife and daughter had accompanied his ion on the plane trip, hoped the 1-A'o v.-ornen a ho the survivors. Car.essa and Parrado strug- down the mountain for 10 before they encountered a rjounlain cattle v.-ho then walked for five hours to relay of tfVjir survivaL The t v.-o m en, si u rdy ni gby players, picked up by a helicopter v.iuch they then guided back to the crash site. Two very bad hJt this area in the two months and nine days since the plane cras'rwJ. Reports (he time Tne of Dennis per had heard a lov.'-fr.lrig Bersman. 45. the pilot, ar.d in the area the time William Georse of the dLsappc-arar.ce. Trudeau asked to protest war OTTAWA fCP) Birrf the ''Chri-ur-as slaughter'' of Mather. Democratic Party N'orth Vietnamese by U.S. war MP for B r i t i s h Colombia naLig 01 Surrey Rocs. Vi convey to the ser.t a telegram to Prime Min.i- the ''grave of ter Trudeau today asking hun Canadian at t h e renewed to urge to hait; bombing campaign by the L'.S. Tnuleans holidaying VANCOUVER fCP'i Prime ,--.7 -rite's parents, Mr. Minister Trudeau ar.d his farr.- i sui-iair, i- ily arrived here Fridav night to _ _ te quickly whisked a-.vay to Cristmas of flu liits ISew MCTORIA fCP) "Wide-' This sarucuiar spread oulfreiks'1 of a r.c-w ktrf to the Hong Kong str rf infijerjia are rep-orted influenza '.isu? iailated ir. in scattered parts of British ar.d is similar to the strai says Heairh MirJs- isted from recent O'jthre.'s ter Dennis Eng-and, Western Europe Both adul's ar.d chi'.t-iren are scri.> o: the U.S. with mmrr.on syrrp- A Ap EDMONTON' (CPi Recom-' to make the Alber- ta Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Commission able to "'adapt more quickiy'' have ceen ac- cepted by the provincial gov- errimer.t, it was annoiujceii to- day. Health Minister Neil Craw- ford said the commission will continue '.o operate as an auto- nonDus organization. a number of major are boing recommend- ed so iha: it will be able to adapt more quickly to the drag sr.ri alcohol within our province." A government statement said a majority of the tirjns were accepted by the gov- ernment anr> are being im plemented. Tr.e recommendations, made by Management Ser- vices, tre government's consult- ing service, said: A full t im e chairman should be hired. commission should be reduced to eight members from She present 12 to tackle prob- IrriS more and still provide representation from the various parts of the province. Tne commission should prepare a five-year program along with budgets to be re- viewed yearly, A study group should be established to develop a com-. prehensi'.x- policy for the corn- mission's operations and admin- i Red Deer and Lethbridge should be established as region- i al operations with the rerspon- sibility for budgetting and man- power planning in their areas. I A .specialist ar.d a s'.'joy grajp stxfuld be appoint- ed to design and monitor a re- search policy. Mr. Crav.iord said implemen- tation of these recommenda- i tiorj is expected to be com- pleted by April 1, 1973. i Coumnmal properties Act takes effect March 1 LONG 0 C KS? Con- stable Charles Varga, 26, ol tlie Edmonton police depart- ment, has been reinstated after being suspended earlier this week for refusing to get his hair cut. The suspen- sion was lifted pending pre- paration of a report to Ihe police chief. Const. Varga's resignation, submitted prior to the incident, remains ia effect. EDMONTON