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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDQE HERALD Wtdmwday, February 6, 1974 News in brief Departure angered newsmen SALZBURG, Austria (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau's decision to walk out of a Club of Rome news conference appears to have outraged many of the journalists present but made little impact on other government leaders or officials. Trudeau left the news conference, a chaotic, confused affair which dragged oh for three hours, after about an hour had been taken up with speeches leaving little time for questions. He had earlier declined to make a set speech, preferring instead to answer questions. Dr. Aurelio Peccei, head of the Club of loose affiliation of about 90 scientists, economists and scholars concerned with the effects of rapid in an interview he was not disturbed by Trudeau's move. The news conference, he said, was peripheral to the two-day meeting which ended Tuesday and Trudeau's contribution had been invaluable. South Viet forces back off SAIGON (AP) South Viet- namese forces turned back to- day from one of the disputed Spratly islands after finding troops from the Philippines there, military sources said. "The postponement is to avoid clashes with the Philip- pines said one source. The Philippine government filed protests earlier with Tai- wan and South Vietnam charg- ing them with a display of force in the region. All three countries and China claim islands in the area, although the Philippines maintains that the islands they claim are not part of the Spratly archipelago. There may be money in bags HAMILTON (CP) There may be money in your crumpled collection of brown grocery bags two cents each A spokesman for IGA supermarkets said in. an interview that the company may soon start givingVefunds of two cents a bag to customers who bring in their own bags to be refilled with groceries. Sam Crystal, vice president of the Oshawa Group Ltd. of Toronto, which suppUes the IGA chain, said IGA stores may follow the' example of the Red Owl chain in Wisconsin and Minnesota where the system is used "to conserve natural resources." Some packaging costs have risen about 70 per cent, he said, and shortages of plastic may contribute to further increases in grocery prices. Fuel sales staggered PRESS Massachusetts will begin a voluntary system of staggered gasoline sales next Monday to shorten service station lines, and a New Jersey official says his state will start a mandatory program Friday. Barrett cuts debate short VICTORIA (CP) The shortest British Columbia throne speech debate in memory ended abruptly Tuesday night as Premier Dave Barrett caught the by surprise and 'adjourned the legislature until Monday afternoon for introduction of his 1974 75 budget. A 35 to 12 record vote passed the government's 'throne speech, read last Thursday at the opening of the spring session, after just three days of debate in which fewer than a dozen MLAs took part. Mr. Barrett claimed that Social Credit, the official opposition with 10 o'f 55 members in the1 house, refused to supply speakers and broke off formal contact between each party's whips. The unpredecented moved had Social Credit members fuming. Autopsy ordered for boy EDMONTON (CP) An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death .of a 2Vz year old boy who .died in hospital Monday, six Jdays after he suffered injuries 'in a beating. Chief Provincial Coroner Dr. Max Cantor said an autopsy is mandatory in such cases but said an inquest will not be conducted because police already have a suspect. A 12 year old boy appeared in juvenile court last week and was remanded for psychiatric examination. He had been charged with assault causing bodily harm. Astronauts packing up HOUSTON (AP) The Skylab 3 astronauts will end their mission experiments .with medical tests on their bodies. Then it will be all downhill for Gerald Carr, William Pogue and Edward Gibson as they head for a return to earth Friday after a second 84 days in orbit. They began packing pounds of film, tape and biological samples Monday and will conclude that work Thursday. The astronauts will cast off from the space station early Friday and guide their Apollo ferry ship to a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. Landing is scheduled for a.m. MST 175 miles southwest of San Diego, Calif. Storm chokes Maritimes HALIFAX (CP) The first major snowstorm of winter brought more than 10 inches of snow throughout the Maritimes Tuesday. Most highways were open but treacherous Tuesday night; all flights were cancelled and bus runs were either cancelled or hours behind schedule. Canadian National ferry services to Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island were halted in the late afternoon and were to resume when conditions improved. Spassky loses 1 game in 41 NEW YORK (AP) Former world chess champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union played 41 opponents simultaneously Tuesday night BRIDGE RUQ DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES PDMWttt-4722 COILCOCMAU. Spassky, 37, lost one game, drew eight and won all the rest during the 4% hour exhibition before more than 200 spectators in toe chess city studio. "I'm actually surprised because it really wasn't a very good said Charles Madigan, 21, who became the only challenger to defeat Spassky when the Russian resigned on the 51st move. PATRICIA CAMPBELL HEARST WITH FIANCE Parents plead for safety of missing Hearst heiress BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Police report some progress in the. search for kidnapped newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst. Her father pleaded for word from her abductors. "We want our daughter back Randolph Hearst, president and editor of -the San Francisco Examiner, said Tuesday. "If she is released, we will not seek to imprison her abductors. We plead with them to communicate with us direct or through the press." Miss Hearst, 19-year-old granddaughter of the late Wil- Fiam Randolph Hearst, founder of the Hearst newspaper and magazine publishing empire, was kidnapped from her Berkeley apartment Monday night amid a barrage of gunfire. Her fiance, Steven Weed, was beaten brutally. The young couple were engaged in December and planned to wed in early summer. Police said there has been no word on Miss Hearst's whereabouts and no ransom note. "Some progress is being made, but nothing to lead us to believe it will lead us to an early Berkeley Narrow victory for B.C. Liberal 1 NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. (CP) The Liberals barely retained their North Vancouver Capilano seat in the British Columbia legislature as Gordon Gibson Jr., a former aide to Prime Minister Trudeau, won a 62 vote victory over Social Credit candidate Ron Andrews in a byelection Tuesday. His win gives the Liberals five seats in the 55-seat British Columbia legislature. Social Credit has 10 seats, the Conservatives have two and the New Democratic Party government has 38. Officials said mailed ballots were to be counted today and the final results would be known Thursday. Mr. Gibson said be expects a recount no matter what the results of the mailed ballot count. With results from all 99 polls the Liberal candidate had votes. Mr. Andrews, North Vancouver District Mayor, had Conservative candidate Peter Hyndman was third with New Democratic Party candidate Diane Baigent had and independent Norman Dent trailed with 19. In the 1972 general provincial election, which saw Liberal Dave Brousson glide to an easy victory, there were 100 mailed ballots. The outcome of this byelection could be affected if returning officers receive a similar number of mailed ballots. The byelection was called to replace Mr. Brousson, who resigned last October to devote full time to his business. The Liberals lost ground in Tuesday's byelection and party leader David Anderson expressed surprise that the win hadn't been easier. "I was confident, not of an easy win, but of a good, solid win." he said. In the 1972 gen- eral election, Mr. Brousson polled votes, followed bv Social Credit with Tories with 3.526 and NDP with 3.421. Police Lieut. Henry Sanders said. John Kelly, assistant special FBI agent in San Francisco, said: "No ransom has been requested as far as we know. The presumption is that they have gone overstate lines." _' Kelly declined to elaborate. Authorities scoured the treelined neighborhood where Miss Hearst lived about one- quarter mile south of the University of California campus. The wall beside her apartment was marked by bullet the sliding glass front door was shattered. Police said a young white woman knocked at the apart- ment Monday night and Weed, 26, opened the door. The young visitor said she had been in an auto accident and asked to use the telephone. Weed said he refused. Police said two black men then rushed through the door and beat Weed, mauled a neighbor who ran to help and dragged a screaming Miss Hearst to a nearby stolen car. She was thrown into the trunk of the vehicle. The car was found abandoned a few blocks away. Police said Peter Benenson, 3i, owner of the car, was held briefly by the kidnappers but was released unharmed. Police said a public file at Sprpul Hall, the administration building at the University of California campus where both Miss Hearst and Weed were students, was found opened to her name, address and tele- phone number. It was one of such cards located in a public lobby. Weed, badly bruised in the beating, told authorities the apartment apparentlv was "cased" Saturday night He said a man and a woman had appeared at the door asking vague questions about whetner the apartment was for rent. Gasoline bomb touched off at event attended by Queen WAITANGI, N.Z. (Reuter) Demonstrators threw a gasoline bomb and fireworks today when the Queen and Prince Philip arrived at the historic Treaty House here for celebration of New Zealand's National Day. The Queen and Prince Philip, accompanied by Prince Charles and Princess Anne, were here for a ceremony to mark the signing of the 1940 treaty of Waitangi giving Britain sovereignty over the islands. They were not close enough to the scene to see the incidents. There was no serious damage. Fire department officials said the bomb was thrown near Treaty House, where the Maoris ceded sovereignty to Britain, It started a small blaze. Another fire set a 50-gallon oil-storage tank ablaze, firemen said. Both fires were quickly put out and police started a hunt for those The Queen and the other members of the Royal Family had taken their seats in the grounds of Treaty House when the fires started, and they were not believed to have noticed the incidents. James Bay natives want land, not money MONTREAL John Ciaccia, Premier Robert Bourassa's native peoples watcher, sees some positive aspects in the Cree and Inuit rejection Tuesday of Que- bec's offer to settle James Bay claims. "It could be the Liberal member of the national assembly and former federal assistant deputy minister of Indian affairs, said in an interview. Charlie Watt, leader of the Northern Quebec Inuit Associ- ation, told a news conference earlier in the day, "We are in- terested in land, not money." "The land is our life, our fu- ture as a people. Money cannot replace it. We are continuing with our court action against the James Bay project and with modification discussions." Billy Diamond, regional chief of the James Bay area Crees, said, "The Cree position is very firm and strong opposition to the project." "The Cree Indians of the James Bay area were very re- luctant to give permission to their leaders to talk to the Quebec government. "Our people did not give us a mandate to settle, only to discuss and our people are very skeptical that there can be a settlement. Our people do not want to be rushed into throwing away their future." Teachers don't want coverage CALGARY (CP) An Alberta government plan to include teachers under the provincial Workers' Compensation Act has been labelled -unnecessary by provincial school trustee and teacher association officials. "Alberta taxpayers are being asked to pay more than a year in unnecessary Workers' Compensation Board premiums to provide health, accident and life protection for Alberta teachers already well covered under board teacher benefit an ASTA official said Tuesday. The government plan would cost another be said. Joe Berlando, teacher welfare co ordinator for the ATA, said teachers agree with the ASTA that they should not come under the Workers' Compensation Act. The majority of Alberta teachers have sick leave provisions in their contracts with school boards and under the Alberta School Employees Benefit Plan they are covered for long term disability, he said. Putting teachers into the compensation board framework would only duplicate these services. Both Mr. Watt and Mr. Dia- mond said that while they ex- pected court action to continue, with or without federal help, the native peoples' position would be stated as soon as consultation had been completed, possibly within-two weeks time. Mr. Ciaccia observed the willingness of both men to discuss the project with the Quebec government, despite their opposition to it. "We can argue or negotiate with the amounts of money and land the government is prepared to give the he said, "but my mandate does not include the cancellation of the project. "We are also willing to dis- cuss any reasonable suggestions aimed at preserving and protecting the native way of CP moves to cope with grain backlog MONTREAL (CP) CP Rail announced Tuesday it has ordered special trains to carry export and feed grain to Eastern Canadian cities in what was described as "the biggest winter movement of export grain in the history of Canadian railways." A company spokesman said the shipments are designed to reduce a backlog in export grain traffic and to cope with strong demand for feed grains in the East. "We're running them like unit said Jack Leslie, the company's assistant chief 'of transportation. "Once these trains are put together for their' first trip, each set of locomotives and grain cars will stay together for each of the round trips necessary to complete the he said. The move will include more than 19.5 million bushels of ex- port wheat, barley and flax plus five million bushels of feed grain making up more than carloads. A company spokesman said the major movements include: 9.7 million bushel ship- ment over the next 12 weeks to Saint John, N.B., from the Great Lakes ports of Port McNicoll, Ont., Midland, Ont., Owen Sound, Ont., and Goder- ich, Ont. shipment in three 75-car trains of 3.7 million bushels from Thunder Bay, Ont., to Montreal and Quebec City be- tween now and April 15. million bushels of feed barley and oats will go to Quebec province and Maritime markets from Thunder Bay in carloads. million bushels of grain will move from Thunder Bay to Saint John by three 75- car trains operating continually over the next three months. million bushels of flax in car loads are now moving from the Lakehead to Saint John. The special movements are in addition to regular grain shipments from the Prairies to Great Lakes ports and to the west, said the company spokesman. Another special shipment of bushelsrof grain will be made from Moose Jaw, Sask., to St. Lawrence River ports. Letter admits military pilfered security papers By SEYMOUR M. HERSH New York Times Service WASHINGTON Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, acknowledged to the Senate armed Services Committee that twice in 1971 he knowingly received documents that a navy clerk had "retained" while traveling to Asia and Southeast Asia with President Nixon's top national security advisers. Moorer also disclosed that he had been told in late 1971 that the clerk. Yeoman 1st Cl. Charles E. Radford, "had not only been retaining papers hi the course of his clerical duties but, also, had been actively collecting them in a clearly unauthorized Suit filed for girl's suffering after polio shot INSTALLATION HUMIDIFIERS 1214173 CALGARY (CP) A damage suit in which a Banff couple alleges their 19 year old daughter suffered severe bmin damage following a polio shot 13 years ago has been launched in Alberta Supreme Court. The suit. Tiled by Mr. and Mrs. Veijo Tiesmaki on behalf of their daughter, names Dr. Ian Wilson, Dr. Patrick Costigan, Dr. Del Uttemore, the medical clinic in Banff, the Sisters of St. Martha, the Banff Mineral Springs Hospital and nurses Winnie Tweedely, Dorothy MaodonaU, Marilyn Goorlay and Sister James Marie as defendants. In day long testimony, Mrs. Tiesmaki described events leading to the booster shot Oct. 12, 1960, complications afterward and the girl's life since. She agreed with counsel for one of the defendants that her daughter, Teija, could now be described as a baby of one or two years old with respect to her mental abilities. Before the incident, she said, her daughter was "just a very normal five year old but now "she can't use her hands, her arms, her legs or her feet." "We have to burp her after she eats like a baby." Mrs. Tiesmaki said she was advised after the incident that her daughter bad suffered brain damage due to oxygen starvation. The Tiesmakis are seeking million in damages. After Teija received the booster shot ai the dink, Mrs. Tiesmaki said she complained of a sore throat as they walked home. Teija slept for about two hours and awoke crying that her throat was hurting. Mrs. Tiesmaki said she phoned the clinic and Nurse Tweedley told her that Teija probably was suffering a normal reaction to the shot About an hour later the girl was delirious and when Mrs. Tiesmaki phoned the clinic again, she was told the doctors were at a cocktail party Dr. Wilson arrived at the Tiesmaki home about an hour later and after checking Teija, pi escribed children's aspirin and provided some penicilin samples, she said. He said the girl probably was coming down with the measles. Dr. Wilson was called twice more, once when Teiia began having trouble breathing and again when the girl began spitting saliva, she said. He told her to take Teija to the hospital following the last call. On their arrival at the hospital, Mrs. Tiesmaki said they found the door locked and it was about five minutes later before they were let in. Fifteen minutes later Nurse MacdonaM and Sister James- Marie escorted them to the children's ward. Teija was put into a cubicle equipped with a vaporizer but no extension cord was available and the two nurses went out to find one, she said. While they were gone, Teija began having severe breathing problems. 'Monny, I'm choking, I can't breathe' and that's the last thing I ever heard her Mrs. Tiesmaki said. Mrs. Tiesmaki said she returned home and later phoned Nurse Gouriay, who was asked by the family to act as a special duty nurse for Teija, about her daughter's condition. She was told the girl was much worse and she called Dr. Wilson. The doctor went to the hospital and phoned her to say Teija "was in no immediate dancer and that he had done a tracheotomy She said she visited her daughter early the morning and she did not, respond when spoken to. The girl stayed in Banff Mineral Springs Hospital for a week and was transferred toa Calgary hospital at Mrs. Tiesmaki's insistence. Teija also was treated at a Philadelphia hospital. The statements by the admiral were made in a letter to Sen. John C. Stennis, D.- Miss., the committee chairman. The letter confirmed the most significant allegation made since the first reports of the alleged military snooping that documents were taken from the private files of Henry A. Kissinger and Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr. while they traveled on secret negotiating trips. The letter also confirmed that military personnel assigned to the White House vwere actively seeking to pilfer national security documents not intended for the Pentagon. Kissinger, then President Nixon's national security adviser, is now secretary of state. Haig, then the chief deputy to Kissinger, is now the White House chief of staff. In his letter, Moorer again asserted that be had given "no orders, no instructions and no encouragement'.' Free Press charged WINNIPEG (CP) Elevin charges of unfair labor practice have been laid against the Winnipeg Free Press Co. Ltd. and Richard C. Malone, an officer of the company. The informations were filed m provincial judge's court Tuesday by an investigator with the Manitoba Labor Board. They were signed by Harold Gyles, Chief Provincial Judge. The newspaper is charged with interfering with employee rights to belong to the Newspaper Guild. ;