Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
News in brief Heatli urges 'positive attitude'' WASHINGTON (Reuter) -British Prime Minister Heath had a 30-minute private talk on Northern Ireland Friday with one of the most outspoken American critics of British policy there, Senator Edward Kennedy (Dem. Mass.). One source said Heath asked Kennedy to support the plea made by Prime Minister Jack Lynch of the Irish republic that American sympathizers should send money to the Irish Rod Cross rather than to help the purchase of arms by the Irish Republican Army. The senator, a Roman Catholic, told Heath he wants to take a "positive attitude" towards events in Northern Ireland, the sources said. Earthquake jolts Rome ROME (AP) - A mild earthquake jolted sections of Rome early today. Thousands of persons, awakened by the rumbling, fled their homes in panic, but there were no reports of injuries or damage. The quake was registered in the Casilino section of Rome, a densely populated workers' district, and a number of small towns on the southern edge of the capital. The shocks hit shortly before 2 a.m., but thousands of residents remained on the streets until 4 a.m. fearing there would be more. Soviets fire agricultural chief MOSCOW (Reuter) - Kremlin leaders, in a surprise move showing their concern over the country's farming crisis, have fired their long-serving agriculture minister and appointed a key Politburo member and farming expert to the tough job. The man chosen to try to head off further calamity such as last year's bad harvest is Dmitri Poly-amsky, 56, He was relieved of his post as one of the Soviet Union's two deputy premiers so he can concentrate on the farming field. Tass news agency said Vladimir Matskevich, agriculture minister from 1955 to 1960 and again from 1S65 to 1973, was relieved of the job in connection with another appointment but1 gave no details. 5 .Weather delays Atlantic flights ' TORONTO (CP) - Air Canada operations were back to normal today as fog which affected flights Friday night cleared up overnight. However, an Air Canada spokesman said freezing rain and high winds were hitting flights to and from airports on the Atlantic Coast, including Halifax, Fredericton and Saint John, N.B. Most affected by fog Friday were flights to Montreal, Ottawa, New York, Northern Ontario and the Maritimes. Except for the Atlantic airports, operations were on schedule to other points today. Egyptians return to school CAIRO (Reuter) - Egypt's 250,000 university students returned to classes today after an extended one-month holiday that followed anti-government demonstrations and clashes with riot police last month. The students were going back with a stern warning from President Anwar Sadat that he would not tolerate further anti-government student disturbances. The president announced in a speech to parliament Wednesday that 120 persons, including 21 non-students, were arrested during the disturbances. Train spill claims 36 lives ALGIERS (Reuter) - Government officials say 36 persons were killed and 30 injured in a train crash Thursday night in eastern Algeria. Investigators were trying to find out why the five-car train ran off the rails. They were working on the theory that some malfunction in the Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS. T o r o n t o-Thomas Robert Walsh, 62, vice-president, secretary and general counsel of diesel locomotive caused the accident. The accident occurred as the train was running down a slope at Medjez Sfa, some 50 miles from the Tunisian border. Officials said there was no indication so far that any foreigners were among the dead and injured. 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Hurlhurt seeks new deal for Canadian truckers By PAUL JACKSON OTTAWA - Lethbridge MP Ken Hurlburt Friday called on the federal government to use its influence with the provinces to develop a new and uniform transportation policy that would end once and for all discrimination against Canada's trucking industry. Mr. Hurlburt, making his maiden speech in the House of Commons, said because of disjointed and "ridiculous" regulations from province to province many of Canada's truckers were forced to drive south to the U.S. when heading from East to West and then drive 2,-000 miles along U.S. highways before heading back into Ontario. The rookie MP said due to this small Canadian towns and businesses miss the opportunity to sell millions of dollars worth of gasoline, food and other services to this country's truckers. The money goes to their counterparts in the U.S. Mr. Hurlburt said the federal government should help the provinces to co-ordinate permits, licences and various troublesome regulations so that instead of having to buy many permits and adapt to many different regulations one permit and one set of regulations would be valid from coast-to-coast. The Alberta MP gave figures to show that trucks can move goods quicker and more efficiently than the railroads, but he added that the industry faces an added burden in that some railroads and airlines are open to heavy federal subsidies. He wondered why Canada should have spent $900 million to build the Trans-Canada Highway and then fail to see that truckers got an equitable deal so they could transport goods along that highway at the greatest benefit to the consumer. Mr. Hurlburt noted that comments had been made previously about the situation." But all we got were high sounding phrases and no action," lie said. Crowded cafeteria fire injures 125 in Miami MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -Police say a "cold-blooded" arsonist touched off a fire in a crowded cafeteria that left more than a hundred persons injured. Many of the injured were b;iH"sed or cut about 250 pa-t'ons, most of them elderly, rushed to escape the flames Friday night. Others suffered burns or shock, authorities said. Checks at four Miami-area hospitals indicated a n injury list of at least 125, with 10 of those listed in serious condition. Police Chief Rockey Pome-rance said early today "We have a logical suspect now being questioned" but no cl? urges have besn filed. Police said the arsonist walked into the cafeteria shortly before 11 p.m. EST carrying a container "which has been described as everything from a bucket to a jar." Chevrolet Oldsmobile ! APPOINTMENT "He emptied the contents of the container on the floor of the cafeteria near the front, looked around the crowded room, lit a match and ignited the substance, then immediately fled the building," a police spokesman said. CUSTOMERS PANIC "Once the substance was ignited, it created a flash-fire situation that was immediate and intense. People panicked and tried to get out of there any way they could. "He must have been coldblooded as hell." Boris Koreshenkov | G. W. t. (Lee) Sleen, General Manager, Beny Chev-| rolet Oldsmobile, is pleased to announce that Boris \ Koreshenkov has been appointed credit manager. Thii 1 appointment was effective January 1st, 1973, upon \ this retirement of George Egardie. Mr. Egardie was with the Beny organization since they opened in Lethbridge in 1945 and was with their predecessor Baalim Motors previous to this. Boris Koreshenkov is also the leasing and insuranco manager of Beny Automatic Enterprises Ltd. He is well qualified for this new position having spent 16 years in the automotive industry in several'capacities including sales, leasing and insurance with the Beny organization. Bonn curbs revaluation threat BONN CAP) - West Germany is trying to head off another round of currency revaluations by taking a series of severe steps to halt a flood of speculative United States dollars into the country. At an emergency cabinet meeting Friday night, the government ordered a ban on the purchase of West German stocks by foreigners. Those wishing to buy stocks must get special permission-Chancellor Willy Brandt's cabinet also decided that: -Special authorization will be needed for most loans and credits West Germans seek abroad. -Foreign corporations with subsidiaries and plants in West Germany will have to get permission to invest foreign currencies in their West German facilities. He contended that the current state of affairs conflicted with the basic principles of the National Trainsport Act. "The revenues of the trucking industry in 1970 were in excess of one and a half billion dollars. Surely we should be aiding rather than impeding this aggressively Canadian-owned industry," he said. Soccer results LONDON (CP - Saturday's Old Country soccer results: ENGLISH CUP Fourth Round Arsneal 2 Bradford 0 Bolton 2 Cardiff 2 Carlisle 2 Sheffield U 1 Chelsea 2 Ipswich 0 Coventry 1 Grimbsby 0 Derby 1 Tottenham X Everton 0 Millwall 2 Liverpool 0 Manchester 0 Newcastle 0 Luton 2 Leeds 2 Plymouth 1 Oxford 0 Queen's PR 2 Sheffield W 1 Crystal Palace 1 Hull l West Ham 0 Sunderland 1 Reading 1 West Bromwich 2 Swindon 0 Wolverhampton 1 Bristol C 0 ENGLISH LEAGUE Division II Burnley 2 Huddersfield 1' Division III Blackburn 2 York 0 Bournemouth 4 Rotherham 0 Charlton 2 Chesterfield 2 Halifax 0 Rochdale 0 Notts 2 Bristol R 0 Oldham 0 Southend 1 Port Vale 1 Watford 0 Swansea 2 Scunthorpe 1 Wrexham 2 Walsall 1 SCOTTISH CUP Third Round Ayr 3 Inverness 0 Berwick 1 Falkirk 3 Brechin 2 Aberdeen 4 Celtic 4 East Fife 1 Clyde 1 Montrose 1 Dumbarton 4 Cowdenbeath 1 Dunfermline 0 Dundee 3 Elgin 0 Hamilton 1 Hearts 0 Airdrie 0 Hibernian 2 Morion 0 Kilmarnock 2 Queen of S 1 Motherwell 2 Rnith 1 Rangers 1 Dundee U 0 St. Mirron 0 Part'ck 1 Stirling 3 Arbroath 3 Stranraer 1 St. Johnstone t SCOTTISH LEAGUE Division II Alloa 1* Forfar 1 Stenhousemuir 1 Clydebank 1 Division IV Aldershot 2 Colchester 0 Bury 0 Southport 1 Crewe 0 Stockport 1 Darlington 2 Gillinghnm 3 Done-aster 1 Torquay 0 Hartlepool 0 Chester 0 Hereford 2 Cambridge 1 Northampton 0 Lincoln 0 Peterborough I Mansfield 0 Export program tagged 'bust for little guy' By DAVE BLAIKIE OTTAWA (CP) - The federal government's export development program was criticized Friday in the Commons as a boon to corporate giants and a bust for small businessmen. At issue was a bill to boost the ceiling on loans by the Export Development Corp. (EDC) to $1.5 billion from the current level of $050 million. The legislation, up for second reading and referral to the House finance committee, was introduced Jan. 12 by Trade Minister Alastair Gillespie. He told the House Friday the bill is a positive initiative to create employment by granting the government � more leeway to boost export sales. He said $700 million has already been committed in EDC loans, opening an estimated 100,000 new jobs in Canadian industry. There were projections that another $500 million will be needed in 1973. The loans are made to foreign companies and groups in return for commitments to buy Canadian goods and services. Paul Hellyer (PC-Trinity) was the first to challenge the effectiveness of the EDC. He said most of the $700 million now authorized has gone to American-owned companies in Canada at a time when the United States is shifting toward National strike plan in Britain LONDON (Reuter) - Leaders of 260,000 British civil servants decided Friday to stage a national strike in protest against the government's anti-inflation policies. It will be the first official national strike in the history of the civil service, which goes back hundreds of years. Leaders of the two unions which represent the civil servants said 500,000 workers could be involved of other unions joined. The date of the walkout is to be decided after a meeting of union leaders. The unions are the 200,000-member Civil and Public Service Association and the 62,000-member Society of Civil Servants. Their members include immigration and customs officers, and the staff of Prime minister Heath's cabinet office. Conclave requested AMMAN (AP) - King Hus sein of Jordan called Friday for a conclave of Christian, Moslem and Jewish religious leaders to discuss the future of Jerusalem as a first step toward peace in the Middle East. THIS IS A WARRIOR? They call him HAGAR THE HORRIBLE, but he's really a pussycat - nagged by his wife, despairing of his son, harassed by his competitors in the business of sacking and looting. Like all hard-working barbarians he's away from home for long periods, a fact his wife Helga blames for all the trouble they're having with their son Hamlet. Young Hamlet refuses to grow his hair to a decent length, washes almost every day - and even reads books. Meet and laugh at the whole family in the new comic strip - 00 UU- THE HORRIBLE by Dik Browne STARTING MONDAY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD protectionist In its own trade legislation. This placed Canada in the vulnerable position of opening its credit to companies that may wind up leaving the country. He suggested creation of a small-business branch within the EDC to put more emphasis on the export potential offered by small Canadian-owned companies. Sinclair Stevens (PC-York-Simcoe) said the EDC has virtually ignored small business and placed the bulk of its funds at the disposal of 13 major corporations. He recommended that Mr. Gilliespie give "$1 million hunting money each" to 250 smaller business firms in an effort to tap new export possibilities. If this were done, he said, the minister could come back to the Commons with much more optimism and satisfaction than he is capable of offering now. New Democrat MPs, normally the harshest critics of government assistance to big business, were less critical this time. Max Saltsman (NDP-Waterloo) said he supported the bill, with reservations, and accused the Conservatives of "trying to embarrass the government because of the success of the EDC." Most EDC projects had been beneficial for the country but some loans, notably those shipbuilding industries, were open to question. Ed Broadbent (NDP-Osh- awa-WWtby) said Conservatives were arguing one side of the issue and ignoring the other- By opposing assistance to companies merely because of their size, they were also saying no to the employees of those companies who would benefit indirectly from more export sales. Gerard Laprise (SC-Abitibi) said Canada should concentrate on developing domestic markets instead of "exporting our unemployment" through the EDC. If Canadians were given a discount on goods produced by Canadian companies, he said, domestic sales would increase and the need for exports would lessen. Sen. Stemiis resting well WASHINGTON (AP) - Senator John C. Biennis was described as still in "very serious condition" at Walter Reed Army Hospital Friday, three days after he was shot twice by robbers outside his home. A hospital spokesman, said the Mississippi Democrat's surgeons are concerned about the danger of infection following more than six hours of emergency surgery for intestinal and pancreatic damage caused by the bullets. But the spokesman said Stennis was resting well and "the vital signs are good. GENE RAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS/THE Weather and road report SUNRISE SUNDAY 8:00 SUNSET 5:31 Lethbridge - Pincher Creek . Medicine Hat .. Edmonton ... . Grande Prairie H 55 50 50 27 33 Banff............34 Calgary.........50? Victoria.........45 Peuticton........43 Prince George ... .33 Kamloops.......45 Vancouver.......45 Saskatoon........30 Regina..........33 Winnipeg.........28 Ottawa..........37 Toronto..........44 Montreal.........42 Quebec..........33 Chicago..........45 New York........57 Washington .......63 Miami...........79 Los Angeles ......69 Las Vegas........55 Phoenix......... 72 Denver..........48 Honolulu.........81 Mexico City '.......77 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Medicine Hat - Cloudy over today with chance of light snowflurries. Sunny L Pre 35 .. 30 .. 30 .. 19 .. 7 .23 27 .. 2G .. 34 .34 35 .'. 21 .27 31 .04 34 .31 10 .. 22 .. 9 .. 34 .87 29 .49 33 .92 29 1.81 32 .06 45 1.51 40 .85 57 .72 55 .. 39 .. 50 .. 26 .. '66 .. 45 .. periods Sunday. Lows 10-20i highs 20-30. Calgary - Cloudy today with brief snow flurries. Mainly sunny Sunday. Lows zero to 10 above. Highs 15-20. Colmnbia-Kootenay Region - Today: Cloudy with occasional snow. Sunday, cloudy with a few snowflurries in the south becoming sunny in the afternoon. Highs "today and Sunday, 30-35. Lows tonight near 20. MONTANA East of Continental Divide - Mostly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Gusty winds diminishing along east slopes Rockies. Widely scattered rain or snow showers north portion Saturday. Scattered snow showers mostly north portion Sunday. A little colder north portion Saturday and colder north and east portion Sunday. Lows tonight 15 to 25. Highs Saturday 30s north 40s south. Lows Saturday night 5 to 15 north 15 to 25 south. Highs Sunday 15 to 30 north 30 to 40 south portion. West of Continental Diritfc - Cloudy tonight and Saturday. Widely scattered snow showers Saturday with snow showers becoming more numerous Satur-day night and Sunday. Lows at night 15 to 25. Highs Saturday and Sunday mostly 30s. Renn-Cupit GRAIN ROLLERS CAPACITY SIZES AVAILABLE FOR HERDS FROM THE SMALLEST TO THE LARGEST! Distributed by Coutts Highway General Farm Supplies Phone 328-1141 lethbridge OFFICIAL AS OF 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA All highways in the Lethbridge district are bare and dry and in good winter driving conditions. Highway 2. Fort Macleod to Edmonton is covered with light snow and has a few slippery sections. Highway 1, trans - Canada highway, Calgary to Banff has some slippery sections, with reduced visibility in some areas. Banff to Revelstoke received six to eight inches of new snow and has been plouged and sanded. The Banff - Radium highway iias one to two inches of snow with a few slippery sections and lias been ploughed and sanded. The highway from Banff lr� Jasper received six inches of new snow and has been ploughed. Motorists are advised that snow tires or properly fitting chains are required while travelling in any national park ?>r ski - access road in the Banff-Jasper area. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to fl p m.; Rooscville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C.; 24 hours; Porlhill Rylrarts 8 a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain closed; Wildborse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.