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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, December 31, 1970 JANUARY BIAFliA Sl'KIONDIiltS William and Port Arthur unite lo become city of Thunder Bay. withdraws from international hockey competi- tion; 1970 tournament (o be held in Stockholm instead of Winnipeg. A. Yablonski, un- succesful candidate for presi- dency of United Jline Workers in 1969, his wife and daughter found shot to death at Clarkesyille, Pa. surcndcrs to Ni- geria, ending S'i-yisir civil war; 0 d u m e g w u Ojukwu, Biafra leader, fled from country Jan. ]1. Electric Reduction Co. of Canada Ltd. fined for violating merger and monopoly provi- sions of Combines Investiga- tion Act. First jumbo jet flies into London from New York with 362 pasengers, crew of 19. and 0. liner Oronsay arrives in Vancouver with some typhoid cases aboard; remains until Feb. 4 while source of i n f e c t i o n being traced. team of military observers reports no evidence of genocide in areas of Biafra recently captured by Nigerian troops. Gerald Rec- tor, 43. of Kalamazoo, Mich receiv.es second heart trans- plant at Ann Arbor. Mich.; first was March 17, 1969; dies Jan. 27. o b e r t Bourassa, 36, elected leader of Quebec Lib- eral party. government plan- ning to convert government cars to natural gas fuel as anti-pollution measure. Minister Trudeau escorts actress Earbra Strei- and to Royal Winnipeg Ballet performance in Ottawa, marking Manitoba Centennial. FEBRUARY OIL POLLUTES SHORE McGillivray wins Canadian men's figure-skating championship; Karen Mag- nussen, Vancouver, wins women's title. Walter Redel, director of lands branch of B.C. lands ar.d forests depart- ment, mistaken for bank rob- ber and beaten unconscious by police in Quebec City. slick drifts onto shore of Chedabucto Bay. N.S., from tanker Arrow which went aground in bay Feb. 4. conference on price stability reaches general agreement on voluntary price restraints to run to end of 1970. Avalanche al Val d 'I s e r e, France, kills 42 skiers. e d e r a 1 government spending estimates for fiscal year 1970-71 total up 7.5 per cent from 1969-70 figure! Radio-Televi- sion Commission proposes new, higher Canadian-content rules for radio and TV. B.C. longshoremen vote to end strike begun Feb. 5. Clifford, 16, of Chelsea, Que., wins women's giant slalom in world alpine ski championships at Val Gar- dena, Italy. o m i n i c a n jetliner crashes into sea near Santo Domingo; all 102 aboard lost. Pacific Press Lid. suspends publication of V a n c o u v e r Province and Sun in dispute with employees. Yeowart, 26, sentenced at Whitby, Ont., to 12 years for his part in kid- napping of Mrs. Henry Nelles Sept. 7, 1969. N i x o n an- nounces he has instructed state department to seek com- mon energy resources policy with Canada. causes Swis- air Corvair to crash in Switz- erland; 42 die. Plane en route to Israel; Swiss government announce Feb. 22 it suspects sabotage. bora in New York to Mr. and Mrs. William Kienast. government of- fers up to SI40 million to Western farmers not to grow wheat. Sleet slorm in New- foundland fells 37 hydroelec- tric transmission towers. MAUCII STUDENTS FINKD becomes a re- public with Clifford Dupont as interim president. submarine Eu- rydice with 57 men aboard lost in practice diva in Medi- terranean near Toulnn. M ih ci Si I mil-, Blues of MIL c'.uiUcd I (it taw a on ci i i u ,s m'f citisma I il h n i nu from stick MII i' fi lit h t Sept Jl i i d i ot Boston B 11 ii i i c h (h in d in University computer centre in Montreal in 1969 sit-in. in p e r o r Ilirohilo of Japan officially opens Expo '70 at Osaka. MaeKay of Edmon- ton wins men's combined title at U.S. national alpine ski championships in Vermont. Army acuses 14 officers including Maj.-Gen. Samuel Koster of involvement in snnrcssion of inlormalion about mass killing of civilians at Song My, Vietnam. Co-pilot of Eastern Airlines DC-9 shot dead, pilot and would-be hi- jacker wounded when man tries to take over control of plane, which landed safely at Boston. Norodon Sihan- ouk overthrown as Cambodia Chief of state; power assumed by Lt.-Gen. Lon Nol. New York City letter-carriers go on strike; those in some other U.S. cities follow. German Chancel- lor Willy Brandt and East German Premier Willi Stoph meet at Erfurt, East Ger- many; first talks between two countries since end of Second World War. Justice Bora Las- kin, 57, of Ontario Court of Appeal named to Supreme Court of Canada. wins world curl- lag title at Utica. N.Y. e d e r a 1 fisheries de- partment bans commercial fishing in Lake Erie because of concentration of mercury in catches. Letter carriers re- turn to work in New York and other U.S. cities. concludes 18-day tour of New Zealand. in western Turkey takes more than 1.000 lives, shatters town of Gediz. APRIL PERIL IN SPACE Tigers pitcher Denny MeLain suspended by baseball commissioner Boonie Kuhn until July 1 for alleged involvement with gamblers. Supreme Court Jus- tice rules federal law requir- ing suspected impaired driv- ers to take breath tests is in- valid. Airlines plane hijacked by leftist Japanese students during flight within Japan flown to North Korea after being grounded at Seoul, South Korea, since March 31. of kidnapped West German ambassadqr to Gua- temala, Karl von Spreti, found in mud hut six days after his seizure; Guatemala govern- ment refused demand that 25 political prisoners be released as ransom. and Forests Minis- ter Rene Brunelle of Ontario anounces ban on all com- mercial and sport fishing in Lake St. Clair, St. Clair River and Detroit River because of mercury content. Minister Trudeau introduces bill in Commons containing measures to pre- vent pollution in Arctic Waters and extending Canada's terri- torial claims to 12 miles from ocean shores. state department says it will not recognize Can- ada's claim to wider jurisdic- tion in Arctic waters. 13 mission t o land on mon cancelled after oxygen tank explosion aboard space craft two days after its launch. dead after avalanche engulfs part of tub- erculosis sanatorium at St. Gervais, France. Protestant extremists Rev. Ian Paisley and Rev. William Seattle elected to Northern Ireland Parliament in byejections. 13 splashes down safely in Pacific Ocean follow- ing abortive space flight; three astronauts aboard all safe. ship Patrick Nor- ris sinks in Cabot Strait storm while trying to rescue eight fishermen from herring seiner Enterprise; 12 lives lost. Party wins South African election with re- duced majority. Paul pays one-day visit to Sardinia. China launches its first satellite into space, unmanned. Ernest Madigan given heart of 14-year-old girl in transplant operation at To- ronto. New York Stock Ex- change suffers steepest loss in nine months, closes at lowest point since Nov. 22, 1963. I win clear ma- jority with 72 seats in Quebec general election; Union Na- tionale reduced to 17; Unedi- tistes 12: Parti Qucbecois 7. JlJuge who pic-SiJcu at inquest into death of Mary ,Ib Ko- pcchne while riding in Senator Edward Kennedy's car last July finds Kennedy negligent. N i x o n an- nounces U.S. I moos, at his order, have attacked C'im- munist bases in eastern Cam- bodia. i lull Ch'lr.r tlu 1 01 "Ml f n i d trying to control student dem- onstration, 5 Spokane Jets defeat Oriltia Terriers four games, to two to win Allan Cup. 9-Walter Reuther, 02. head of United Auto Workers, kill- ed with five other people in crash of chartered jet air- plane near Pellston, Mich. Five thousand demonstrators in Toronto protest U.S'. in- volvement in Cambodia, smash some downtown store windows; arrested. 10 Boston Bruins win Stanley Cup, defeating St. Louis Blues hi four straight games. returned to of- fice in Prince Edward Island election with 27 seats to five for Progressive Conserva- tives. Summer Olympic Games awarded to Montreal. Resources Minister J. J. Greene says in speech in Denver that a growing degree of Canadian ownership essen- tial to maintenance of an in- dependent Canada. Montreal Junior Canadiens defeat Weyburn Red Wings in four straight games to will Memo- rial Cup. JUNE LABOR DEFEATED Barkley, 49, un- employed bread truck driver, hijacks TWA jetliner at gun- point over New Mexico, de- mands million ransom from U.S. treasury; captured by FBI when plane lands at Washington. spill from split in pipeline at F o r t McMurray, A 11 a.f pollutes Athabasca River; 150 miles of river pol- luted by June 9. military take control of country in blood- less coup; President Juan Carlos Ongania resigns. a n a d i a n Merchant Service Guild accepts three- year contract, ending dispute that tied up British Columbia tugs. 17 Labor department while paper on unemploy- ment insurance proposes top limit on claims of S100 week- ly, against 353 now. 18 Conservatives under Edward Heath win British general election, defeating Harold Wilson's Labor gov- ernment; hold 330 seats to 88 for Labor. Soviet cosmonauts return to earth after 18 days in orbit in Soyuz 9. Interim report by LeDain commission on non-medical use of drugs proposes sharply reduced penalties for use of mari- juana. m o n e r, owned by Parkview Stables' Martin Smith, wins the Q u ee n s Plate. defeats Italy 4-1 to win world soccer cham- pionship. 1 a w requiring impaired driving suspects to take breath test uphe.ld by Supreme Court of Canada by 5 to 4 vote. dead, 240 seriously injured after two nights of rioting involving Roman Catholics and Protestants in Belfast and Londonderry. U.S. troops with- draw from Cambodia after two months of operations against Communists. JULY DC-8 CRASH KILLS 109 troops win con- trol of rebellious Roman Catholic area of Belfast after fighting; five civilians killed. British Comet jetliner crashes into mountain near Barcelona, Spain; 112 killed. Margaret Court of Australia wins Wim- beidon women's tennis title. Newcombe of Aus- tralia wins Wimbledon's men's tennis title. Canada DC-8 63 jet- liner en route from Montreal to Los Angeles crashes near Toronto; all 109 aboard killed. Queen and Prince Philip ar- rive at F r o b i s h e r Bay, N.W.T., for 10-day visit to Ca- nadian North and Manitoba; join Prince Charles who ar- rived in Ottawa on first North American visit July 2. a i 1 and windstorm cause ?2 million damage at Viking. Alta. anthropolo- gist T h o r Hcycrdahl com- pletes Atlantic crossing from Morocco to Bridgetown, Bar- bados, in papyrus reed boat Ra II. H Freighter Eastcliffe Hall hits reef and sinks in St. Lawrence River near Morris- burg, Ont.; nine die; 12 sur- vive. British ports closed by strike of dock workers. Queen addresses .Manitoba legislature on final day of Ca- nadian visit. Prinre Charles and Prince s s Anne arrive in Washington for three-day un- official ,-isit to United States. W--U.C. government orders striking construction workers to return to work; they do .so five later, ending tieup begun in April. win gold, sil- ver and bronze medals in men's 100-m e t r c butterfly swim event at British Com- monwealth Games in Edin- burgh. 22 Greek government agrees to free seven Arab prisoners to gain release of 53 passengers and crew of eight held aboard hijacked Greek airliner en route from Beirut to Athens. Commonwealth Games end: Canada won 18 gold medals. 27 Commons commitete recommends target of 51-per- cent Canadian o'.vr.ersliip in all foreign subsidiaries oper- ating in Canada. dock workers end two-week strike. Alaska state ferry Taku runs aground near Prince Rupert, B.C. accepts U.S. pro- posal to negotiate for peace with Arab states; Egypt ac- cepted eight days earlier. AUGUST MILLION DOLLAR FINE sinks near Nevis in West Indies; 125 estimated dead. 2 Sonet freighter Sergey Yesenin collides with B.C. ferry Queen of Victoria on Vancouver -Victoria run; three on ferry killed. national assem- bly adopts bill requiring striking construction workers in Quebec to get back on job. turboprop air- liner plunges into hill near Cuzco. Pern, killing of 98 aboard. armed, masked men escape with cash and cheques worth from to million in maiibags at Afcienne Lorette airport, Quebec. Germany and So- viet Union sign treaty re- nouncing use of force, declar- ing present European bor- ders inviolable. ]3 Manitoba legislature gives third reading to bill set- ting up compulsory provin- cial-operated automobile in- surance system, effective July 1, 1971. Rod Laver wins Canadian coen tennis championship at Toronto. wind storm rips Sudbury, area; four dead; damage conservatively estimated at S10 million. Centre of the Arts, costing million, opens at Reaina. Oil Co. fined million in U.S. district court in New Orleans in case arising from massive oil pol- lution of Gulf of Mexico. in million-mem- ber Mexican-American com- munity of East Los An- geles; one killed; 119 arrest- ed; 15 businesses burned out. of Canada an- nounces reduction in bank rate to 6.5 per cent from 7. SEPTEMBER FOUR PLANES HIJACKED government and Council of Postal Unions reach agreement in principle on settlement ending year- long postal dispute. 4 Marxist Salvador Al- lende elected president of Chile. planes hijacked by Arab guerrillars; one of three, a Pan American World. Airways 747 jumbo jet, blown up at Cairo airport; attempt by guerrillas to hijack fourth plane foiled. barge Irving Whale sinks in Gulf cf St. Lawrence 60 miles off Prince Edward Island coast. guerrillas hijack BOAC VC-10 airliner, fly it to Jordan; 117 aboard held for ransom along with some 300 others aboard planes hijack- ed Sept. 6. 12 Three-hijacked airlin- ers blown up in Jordanian desert. 13 A r a b guerrillas still hold 55 hostages from hi- jacked planes; remainder re- leased and flown to London, Zurich or Nicosia. Margaret Smith Court of Australia wins women's title at U.S1. open tennis championships; Ken Rosewall of Australia wins men's title. of 350.000 em- ployees of General Motors in U.S. and Canada begins. Cadicux resigns as Canadian defence minister; named a m b a s s a d o r to France. 16, u n m a n n e d space craft, returns safely to earth with Soviet Union's first samples of moon soil, dug by remote control. Prime Minister T rude a u shuffles cabinet. fires r a v a 5 c southern California, acres of land burned over. King Hussein Palestine guerrilla leader Yasser Arafat sign agreement, to end bloody eight-day Jordan civil war. lStatcs retains America's Cup, yacht Intre- pid defeating Australian chal- lenger Grctcl H 4-1. c d e r a 1 government approves export of an addi- tional 6.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas to U.S.; makes total committed to export ma'-ket 18.3 trillion cubic feel. Last of hostages held by Arab guerrillas freed. 30 S e v e n Arab com- mandos held in Western Eu- rope freed and flown to Cairo in exchange for release of hostages who had been held by Arab guerrillas. OCTOBEU TERROR IN QUEBEC e d i c a 1 specialists in Q u c b e c announce start of partial strike in protest at in- troduction of health insur- ance plan in Quebec Nov. 1. e p h e n Lewis, 32, elected Ontario leader of NDP, succeeding retiring Donald C. MacDonald. Cross, 49, British trade commissioner in Mon- treal, kidnapped from his home by Front du Liberation du Quebec. o m m o n s public ac- counts committee in report says refit of aircraft carrier Bcnaventure in 1966-67 cost against original es- timate of Negroes killed by police gunfire, nine others wounded in disturbances at Jackson State College, Jack- son, Miss. 16 Personality wins Prcakness Stakes. guerrillas ambush Jewish school, killing eight children and three adults; Is- raelis shell four Lebanese vil- lages in retaliation, killing 20 civilians. 26 Council of Postal Unions calls first cf series of rotating strikes 24-hour walkout of postal workers in Winnipeg in wage dis- pute. Prime Minister Tru- deau visits Expo '70 at Osaka, Japan, in course of Far East tcur. York Stock Ex- change achieves record, gain, Dow-J ones industrial in- dex up 32.04 points, after pro- longed slump. sells 33 million bushels of wheat to Brazil for million. 31 Catastrophic earth- quake strikes Peru coast; dead and missing esti- mated 'at Canadian dol- lar temporarily freed from pegged rate of 92.5 cents to U.S. dollar. Four houses and office building damaged by bomb blasts in Westmount, Que. Al Unser wins Indiana- polis 500-mile auto race. NOVEMBER DISASTER IN PAKISTAN toll 144 in fire in roadside dance hall at St. Laur- ent Du Pont, France. retain control of senate and house nf repre- sentatives in off-year U.S. elec- tions. men, three women arraigned on charges of being members of FLQ; 10 of men also charged with seditious conspiracy; all remanded to Jan. 7. Fire in private home for invalids at Pointe Aux Trem- bles, Que., asphyxiates 17 pa- tients. Italy and Communist China agree to establish diplo- matic relations. Lortie, 19, arrest- ed in Montreal in connection with LaPorte kidnapping. releases two U.S. generals who flew over Soviet Union from Turkey. Auto Workers and General Motors reach tentative agreement on ending strike in U.S. Harold E. Hansen of Vul; can wins world wheat champi- onship at Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Toronto. of Canada cuts bank rate to 6 per cent from 6.5. Premier Nureddin AI-Atassi arrested by Defence Minister Lt.-Gcn. Hafez Al-As- sad in political coup. and tidal wave devastate coastal area of East Pakistan; Death toll officially set at more than unof- ficially at Chartered airliner hils tree near Hunting- don, W-Va., all 75 a b o a r d killed. Unmanned soviet space ship Luna 17 lands on moon; moon vehicle controlled from cariii emerges to explore moon surface. Canada sells up to 37 million bushels of wheat to Al- geria. Auto Workers in Oshawa, Ont., resolve to con- tinue strike against General Motors iintil (hey obtain wage parity with U.S. workers. Pres- ident Nixon dismisses Interior Secretary Walter Ilickel. Paul unhurt in as- sassination attempt by knife- I wielding Bolivian en arrival at Manila. i Alouettcs defeat; I Calgary .Slampcdcrs to I win Canadian pro football title, j sliding-scale family i allowances, limited to those with annual income up to COIi. and higher old-age security payments announced in federal government white paper. DECEMBER Cross released un- harmed by FLQ captors after north-end Montreal hide otil surrounded; three captors flown to Cuba in exchange for release. No changes in fed-, cral interim budget; low-cost loans totalling million available to provinces for job- creating projects. returns to Vatican City from 10 days Pacific torn'. Commission on Sta- tus Women recommends eas- ing of abortion laws, establish- ing network of day care cen- tres. Giovanni Bucher. Swiss: ambassador to Brazil, kidnap- ped by terrorists in Rio De Janeiro. Robarts announces he will resign as Ontario Pre- mier after new provincial Pro- gressive Conservative leader chosen. committee on mass media calls for press owner- ship review board with power to bar further ownership con- centration cf Ihe: media unless Ihose involved could prove pub- lic would benefi.t rail strike in U.S. over w.age demands called off within .few hours in face of court injunction and order from congress. House of Com- mons passes bill restricting wildcat strikes by making labor contracts enforceable in court. cgotiaiors settle Uniled Auto Workers strike against General Motors of Canada; ratified by union members Dee. 17: Minister Jack Davics creation of three major Canadian fishing zones: Queen C .harlot te Scund, Hecate Strait and Drxon entrance on Wist Coast; Gulf of St. Lawrence and Say of Fundy on East Coast. Gomulka re- signs as first secretary of central committee of Com- munist party in Poland afler three days of rioting in north- ern cities over food price in- creases. 22-Gcorge Mcllraith, 62, resigns as solicitor general; Jean-Pierre Goyer, 33, named successor. Rose, 27, brother of Jacques Hose, 23, and Francis Simard, 23, sought on warrants in connection with kidnapping of Fieri a La- porle Oct. 10, picked up police at farmhouse near St. Luc, Quo. Israeli government voles to resume indirect peace talks with Egypt. GARBAGE COLLECTORS In the Ethiopian city of Harar. the garbage collectors aro hyenas, let inlo the city every night so the animals can devour the garbage left for them outdoors. GRAND PRIZE TRIP FOR 2 TO HAWAII Miss Gayle Bennett of Magrath was the winner of the fabulous trip. Mr. J. D. McAllister CHEC Radio "Boss Jock" (centre) and Mr. R. M. Hassall, Administer of College Mall (right) are shown presenting Miss Bennett her prize. Gayle surprised h-er parents by donajing this wonderful trip to them for a Christmas present. The "Funseekers" CHEC Radio co-sponsored trip was donated by the merchants of College Moll. Mr. J. Litllewood of Foremost (left) was the winner of a "Ski-Ter" Snow Sleigh from Silver Star Industries and College Mall Merchants. Maureen Heppler of 3005 14th Ave. 5. Lethbridge (centre) was the winner of a Sleigh-Full Of Gifts and the complete model railroad lay-out donated by the Lethbridge Model Railroad Club end College Mall Merchants, Mr. R. M. Hassail, Administrator of College Mall, (right) made the present- ation: The tloyd Pedersen Family of Milk Ri.Ver were winners of a Sleigh-Full of Gifts donated by College A'lall Merchants'. Mr. R. M. Hassall, Administrator of College Mall (right) is shown presenting the gifts. Cragreitislaffems To All Winners Shop in 70 degree comfort year round.cit College Shopping Mall Mayor MagrcOh Drive at 20ih Ave. S. ;