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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta News Train-bus crash kills 7 LITTLEFIELD, Tex. (API -Four children and three teenagers were killed Tuesday when their school bus collided with a Santa Fe freight train. Seventeen others were injured, some critically, including the bus driver, identified as Artis Johnson. Police said 29 persons were on the bus. Most of the victims were from the small farming community of Fieldton, a few miles north of this Texas Panhandle agricultural town. Canada withdraws personnel KAMPALA (Renter) - Radio Uganda said Tuesday the Canadian government has decided to withdraw all Canadian aid personnel from Uganda. It quoted Ugandan President Amin as saying the decision was "brought about by British propaganda." The president was speaking at a meeting with Canadian High Commissioner William Olivier, who handed him a letter from Prime Minister Trudeau, the radio said. Olivier also delivered to Amin a formal invitation from Trudeau to attend the Commonwealth prime ministers' conference in Ottawa in August, the radio added. liiiiiiitei Trudeau rejects suggestion OTTAWA (CP) - Prime Minister Trudeau rejected Tuesday the idea of special federal-provincial meetings to discuss unemployment problems in each province. Claude Wagner (PC-St. Hya- cinthe) had asked in the Commons if the government was considering such meetings in view of unemployment figures that showed 259,000 out of work in Quebec. Fire damage light OTTAWA (CP) - Fire broke | Smoke spread through much i of the six-storey building but no serious damage was reported. Little or no smoke seeped into out in an upholstery repair room on Parliament Hill Tuesday night, filling the Senate chamber and long marble corridors of the Centre Block with dense clouds of acrid smoke. Ottawa firemen brought the outbreak under control rapidly and damage was confined to the room itself, used to repair furniture from the Senate chamber and the offices of Senate officials. the House of Commons chamber at the opposite end of the building. Doors to the Senate chamber were closed after the blaze was discovered to keep out as much smoke as possible. The fumes left a strong odor in the Senate chamber but it was not expected to prevent a sitting scheduled for 2 p.m. EST today. Heath rejects criticism LONDON (AP) - Prime Minister Heath, questioned in Parliament about his talks with President Nixon, said Tuesday that Britain and France "intend to keep" their nuclear deterrents. He rejected criticism by La- bor MPs that he had "dragged up the spectre of the cold war" in his public statements in Washington last week. Heath gave no details of the secret talks covering the future of British - American co-operation on nuclear weapons. Peron still banned ; BUENOS AIRES (AP) - The military government said Tuesday that it will prohibit the return of former president Juan Peron to Argentina until an elected government takes power in tlie spring. The government said earlier Tuesday it would seek court action to prevent the powerful Peronist coalition from participating in the March 11 elections. Urges smoke ban in swim pools Death scene The school bus with 29 school children aboard was hit by a Santa Fe freight train at Littlefield, Texas, as it left town to take the children home. The crash killed seven at the scene an-d left 17 of the students in-the hospital. ajor cities to join ranks to seek more federal aid VANCOUVER (CP) - Vancouver Mayor Art Phillips said Tuesday that mayors of Cana-ada's major cities will be asked next week to consider form- ing a united front to demand more federal money and more municipal power to decide how that money will be spent. He said a meeting in Toronto Tribal schools, businesses closed LONDON (AP) - Cigarette smoking in indoor swimming pools can produce small amounts of poison gas harmful to the smoker, a British medical expert said today. Dr. Stanley Shefrin said in the journal Medical News that carbon monoxide from tobacco smoke can mingle with fumes of chlorine, the chemical used to keep pool water pure, and produce phosgene, a poison gas used during the First World War. Shefrin, medical adviser to the British Amateur Swimming Association, said as little as one part of phosgene in 10 million parts of air could harm the body. He urged that smoking in indoor pools be banned until the matter has been investigated. SALISBURY (Reuter) -The Ithodesian government has closed African schools, shops and businesses in the tribal trust lands adjoining a white farming district where guerrillas killed a British visitor, informed sources said Tuesday. Leslie Jellicoe, 72, died Sunday when raiders struck at Ms son's remote farmhouse on the Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS from 1939 to 1952. Kingston, Ont.-W. R. Ay- Montreal-Doug Campbell, lesworth, 80, Progressive Con- long time soccer writer for the servative member of Parlia- Montreal Star, and an official of ment for Frontenac-Addington the Quebec National League. DO YOU KNOW..? Strike calls issued You can rent a Singer1 zig-zag sewing machine with stretch stitch NOW for only *10.�� per month! FREE DELIVERY Special Offer - To March 17 Only For Address of the Singer Sawing Center Nearest You, See White Pages Under Singer Company INCER 'ATiwiwiiarji ol Singor Company ol Canada Lid. COLLEGE SHOPPING MALL - 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive Open Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ' Telephone 327-2243 | LONDON (Reuter) - Trade-union opposition to the British government's anti-inflationary measures strengthened Tuesday as leaders of gas workers and civil servants issued national strike calls. And unions representing miners, teachers and dock workers threatened industrial action to pretest government limits on wage increases. At the same time, a new rash of strikes hit the troubled motor industry in the British Midlands. By Tuesday night, more than .15,000 workers were idle. Production losses have been estimated at $25 million. It was one of the most intensive days of trade union protest against current government policy since Prime Minister Heath introduced the second phase of his wage-price freeze last month. The leaders of the three unions representing almost 300,000 of Britain's (100,000 civil servants called a one-day strike lor Feb. 27, the first in the long history of the service. Then, union chiefs representing 47,000 gas workers agreed to stage a campaign of guerrilla strikes and overtime bans this week to back their demands for more money. In the motor industry, stoppages affected seven factories producing motor cars, tractors, motorcycles and car components. Among the potential trouble spots was the mining industry, where leaders of 68,000 miners in Yorkshire demanded a nationwide overtime ban to support, a call for a $l7.50-a-wock pay raise. northern border. He was the second civilian killed by guerrillas in the Centenary district in the last two weeks. In another development Tuesday in the confrontation between Zambia and Rhodesia, the Zambian government gave notice that it was cutting off automatic telephone and telegraph sendees with Rhodesia. These links had survived even Prime Minister Ian Smith's unilateral declaration of independence from Britain in 1965. The two incidents underline the deteriorating relations between the two countries. Africans coming from the Chiweshe tribal trust land reported that police were asking to see the identity cards of residents and ordering others to return to their districts. Corona sentence explained SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reu-ter) - A California parole board official ended confusion Tuesday about the sentence of mass murdered Juan Corona, 33-year old farm labor contractor who was sentenced for killing and burying 25 Mexican farm workers two years ago, will be eligible for parole after seven years. Earl Halderman, California adult authority spokesman, said: "He can only serve one life." Lawyers and San Quenlin | state prison officials said Monday they believed Corona was likely to spend the rest of his j life behind bars. | Since the legal minimum time in jail on a life sentence in Cali- \ I'ornia is seven years, it was be- j lieved Corona would have to! serve at least seven years of each sentence, or 175 years, before becoming eligible lor parole. But Halderman said Tuesday any sentence of consecutive life terms is treated as one life sentence. He said a state appeals court upheld that interpretation In 1945. However, it is almost certain that Corona will serve more than seven years. The average time spent in jail for a life sentence before being paroled is 12 years. Monday between him and Toronto Mayor David Crombie ended with an agreement to try to line up Canada's big cities for a concerted push for a bigger slice of the federal fiscal pie. STRATEGY NEEDED Mr. Phillips said strategy would have to be decided if and when the city leaders meet to discuss the proposal, but a basic plan is for the cities to support the provincial governments in their demands for more federal money, provided the provincial governments agree to pass on some of the benefits to the cities. The Vancouver Mayor said he and Mr. Crombie agreed that the cities could exert more pressure collectively than they have been able to exert individually. He said the plan is in its formative stage and cities outside Ontario and British Columbia have not yet been approached. But he said he was confident oilier cities would see the advantages of the proposal. "I think this decentralization will strengthen Canadian unity rather than weaken it," he said. "There was a thought that we had to beef up Ottawa's powers in the interests of Canadian unity, but it just / hasn't worked that way. The seating ot too much power in Ottawa has been deeply resented." Commons okays money bill to boost UIC funds OTTAWA (CP) - The Commons voted to give the Unemployment Insurance Commission more money Tuesday night, just 24 hours before benefit claims would have drained the UIC account and threatened to halt payments to the jobless. Legislation freeing the government to make all necessary contributions to the account was approved by a vote of 148 to 98 with three Conservative MPs breaking ranks to support the minority Liberal government. New Democratic and Social Credit-members also voted with the government while Roch La-Salle (Ind.-Joliette) joined 97 Conservatives in opposing the legislation. There are 1D9 Liberals, 107 Conservatives, 31 New Democrats, 16 Social Creditors and two independents in the 264-seat House. Seventeen members were absent and Speaker Lu-cien Lamoureux did not vote. During the debate the government warned that the UIC would run out of money by midnight tonight if parliamentary approval was withheld. The legislation wipes out the $800-million ceiling on government contributions to the unemployment insurance account. ON TO SENATE Senate approval, required before the bill becomes law, was expected to be granted speedily when the upper chamber met at World banks help weak U.S. dollar LONDON (AP) - The dollar weakened again on foreign exchanges today and once more government banks had to come to its rescue. Gold climbed to a record price in Paris and a near record in London. There were more predictions that the monetary crisis would bring a confrontation between the United States and its major economic allies. The dollar was at or close to floor-level in most financial centres. Government banks intervene when a currency reaches the floor level, which is set by international agreement. In Paris the price of gold rose during the day to $70.49 an ounce-twice its old official rate-but demand was down. Dealers reported sales amounting to $Hia million as opposed to $2.6 million Tuesday. BANK COUNCIL MEETS The West German Central Baric council went to emergency session in Franfurt to cope with a flood of weakened dollars hovering around the intervention point. The bank's vice-chairman, Ot-mar Emminger, led a panel of experts in an effort to stem the stream of speculative moneys threatening t he German economy. The dollar was fixed at 3.1518 marks, up six points from the previous day when the Central Bank was forced to buy an estimated $1.2 billion in support of the American currency. / Population decline confirmed EDMONTON (CP) - A budding controversy over the size of Edmonton's recent growth ended Tuesday when Mayor Ivor Dent said a recent census figure that listed the population at 441,530 by the end of 1972 is "probably right." The figure, released last week by the city election office, said population had declined by 9,111 during 1972. The figure for 1971 was 450,641. Larry Scott, city returning officer, was asked to check the figures. He told commissioners Tuesday that the 1972 figure is correct. When trading started on the Frankfurt foreign exchange market today, the dollar hovered at 3.1520 marks for a while before it plunged back to the lower mandatory level of 3.1500. The bank again stepped in and bought an estimated $50 million before the dollar was back at 3.15G0 and the bank could terminate its supporting action. In Tokyo, the Bank of Japan had to buy more than $250 million to keep the rate at 301.10 yen, the intervention mark. The rate remained there despite the support operation. 2 p.m. EST today. The Liberals hold a commanding Senate majority. The government introduced the legislation after the cabinet was forced last fall, because of high unemployment, to pass two governor-general's warrants-totalling $454 million-to cover loans over and above the $800-million ceiling. The unemployment insurance program is geared to pay for itself out of employer-employee contributions up to a jobless rate of four per cent. Beyond that the government picks up the bill. The rate, seasonally adjusted, was 6.2 per cent in January. Conservative members said they opposed the legislation because the government knew last August the UIC was headed for trouble and should have come to Parliament for the money. Because of this, they said, the government acted illegally in using the warrants. VIOLATION CHARGED The action violated the $800-million ceiling set by an act of Parliament, they argued. The government said the warrants were passed in accordance with strict conditions laid down by the Financial Administration Act. It argued that the Unemployment Insurance Act, requiring benefits be paid, took precedence over legislation setting the ceiling on contributions. New Democrat and Social Credit MPs agreed with the government that the central issue was the payment of benefits and nothing must be done to jeopardize those depending in UIC cheques for a living. Weather and road report University of lethbrielge Seminar Committee Presents A SEMINAR: DISCRIMINATION IN CANADA February 7, 8, 9, 1973 it Wed., Feb. 7, 1973-2:30 p.m. WOMEN IN CANADIAN SOCIETY 0 PAM MADSEN - Platonic Couches 7:15 p.m. Problems of Discrimination in Canada O REG NEWKIRK - C-674 8:15 p.m. Indians and Discrimination O RUFUS GOODSTRIKER ^r- Thurs., Feb. 8, 1973-3:00 p.m. SEMINAR WITH PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT  BRENDAN RULE - D-638 4:00 p.m.  PAM MADSEN - Platonic Couches 7:30 p.m. Function of Aggression and Anti-Semitism  BRENDAN RULE - C-674 it Fri, Feb. 9, 1973-3:00 p.m. YOUTH AND SOCIETY IN CANADA  KEN ARENSON - E-740 7:00 p.m. Alberta Civil Rights Production Acts O DON GHITTER - M.L.A. - E-690 8s 15 p.m. Discrimination Against Women in> Government O JUDY LAMARSH - E-696 For further information contact DR F. JANKUNI5 - Dept. of Geography University of Lethbridg* SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:54 SUNSET 5; 38 H L Pre Lclhnrldgc .......12 -fi .. Pincher Creek .... 6-6 .. Edmonton.......16-9 .. Grande Prairie ... 18 -13 .. Banff..........15 -14 .. Calgary......... 16 -3 .. Victoria ......... 40 37 .. Peuticton........ 28 9 .. Prince George .... 17 -12 .. Kamloops........22 -1 .. Vancouver...... 46 27 .. Saskatoon....... 7 -10  Winnipeg........ 1-17 .. Toronto......... 36 32 .01 Ottawa........: . 19 16 .. Montreal........18 15 .. St. John's.......25 18 .. Halifax..........28 13 .. Charlohtetown ... .19 5 .. Fredericton ...... 25 0 .. Chicago.......... 43 36 .. New York....... 39 31 .15 Miami......... 76 60 .. Los Angeles ........ 63 53 .61 Las Vegas....... 60 43 .50 Phoenix......... 74 51 .. Rome........... 59 30 .. Paris........... 45 41 .. London.......... 52 48 .. Berlin........... 48 39 .. Amsterdam ...... 46 45 .. Madrid......... 57 34 .. Moscow.......... 36 30 .. Stockholm.......41 34 .. Tokyo........... 48 39 .. FORECAST: Lctlibridgc-AIedicine Hat - Today and Thursday: Clear. Winds W 15-20 near the mountains. Highs today near 20. Lows 5-10 below. Highs Thursday near 30. Calgary - Today and Thursday: Clear. Highs 20-25. Lows 5-15 below except near zero in Calgary and Edmonton. Columbia Kootenay - Today and Thursday: Mainly clear. Cold tonight. Winds occasionally rising to northerly 15. Highs both days 15 to 25. Lows tonight zero to 10 below except near 10 above in the West Kootenay district. MONTANA East of Continental Divide - Generally fair through Thursday except chance of a few snow showers extreme south. Warmer along the east slopes of Rockies Thursday. Highs today .10 to 20. Lows tonight zero to 10 below except 5 below to 10 above along the east slopes. Highs Thursday 10 to 20 except 25 to 35 east slopes. West of Continental Divide - Fair through Thursday except chance of few showers extreme south. Highs both days 10 to 20 except near zero higher valleys. Lows tonight zero to 15 below. Knight Heavy Duty MANURE SPREADERS With the famous "Clod-Buster Beater."  6 Powerful Models-full range of capacities.  KNIGHT is the original Singie Beater Spreader.  All models have PTO Drive.  May be converted to All-Purpose Unloader.  Engineered for Performance and Safety. General Fa COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 2 Fort Macleod to Edmonton is in generally good winter driving condition with occasional slippery sections. Highway 3 to British Columbia border is clear in the driving lanes. Slippery sections through towns and near the Crows Nest Lake. Highway 3 east to Medicine Flat and Highway 4, 5 and 6 slippery sect ions through towns. Highway 1, Trans - Canada Highway. Calgary to Banff is mostly bare with occasional slippery sections. Banff to Rev-elstoke has been ploughed and sanded, with some slippery sections. Banff - Radium and Banff-Jasper have a few slippery ections. Roads have been have bare travel lines with | ploughed and sanded PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Cbutts 24 hours; Carway it a.m. to 6 p.m.; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooscville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C.; 24 hours; Porthill Rykerls 8 a.m lo midnight; Chief Mountain closed; Wildborse, 8 a.m, to 5 p.m. ;