Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD ~ Monday, February 12, 1973 News Calgarian heads NDP of Edmonton who has held the CALGARY (CP) - Nancy Eng of Calgary was elected president of the Alberta New Democratic Party at its annual convention during the weekend. Mrs. Eng, who was unopposed, replaces Gordon Wright post for five years. Mr. Wright was chosen treasurer. Anne Hemmingway of Ry-croft, was elected first vice-president. Avalanche kills 15 persons LIMA (Reuter) - At least 15 persons died when an avalanche swept away most of the small Peruvian town of Casabamba in the Andes mountains 250 miles southeast of here, reports reaching here said Saturday. Another 15 or 20 persons were buried beneath the ruins of their homes, the reports said. The tragedy occurred last Tuesday night but bad commu- nications in the area prevented the news reaching other populated areas' until now. About 1,-100 persons were reported left homeless. The avalanche followed several days of torrential rain in the Andes. In neighboring Ecuador, the rain has caused the deaths of at least nine persons in the last five days, reports reaching the capital city of Quito said. Uganda guerillas executed KAMPALA (AP) - Filing squads executed 12 Ugandans before the people of their home districts Saturday, providing what a military spokesman called "a lesson in the dangers of guerrilla activity" in Uganda. The' 12 were sentenced last week by a military tribunal. The spokesman accused ex- iled former president Milton Obote's Langi t "*,e of being the "master brains" behind guerrilla activities against the government of the East African country. Gen. Idi Amin seized the presidency from Obote in a coup two years ago. Radio Uganda said thousands of people flocked to see the executions at different sites. Provincial judges criticized OTTAWA (CP) - Justice Minister Otto Lang criticized today "a small minority" of pro-\dncial judges for making statements on legislative policy designed to get publicity to help begin political careers. "It's not their business to be making political statements or making headlines," he said. "Their job is to decide cases and leave rale-making to politicians in parliament." Mr. Lang said he did not object to judges making comments about difficulties they had in interpreting the law. But he did object to sociological or political comments about what the law should be. Boys charged with school fire PARIS (REUTER) - Two 14-year old boys were charged Sunday with having started a fire at a high school here last Tuesday night in which at least 21 persons died. The boys could be sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison. Eighteen children and three adults are known to have died. One child and another adult are missing, believed dead. Police said one of the boys is believed to have set the fire because of reprimands by teachers over his conduct in class. The boys were probably unaware that a music class was being conducted in the building at the time because the school was usually closed at night, police said. Byrne wins U.S. chess title CHICAGO (AP) - Robert Byrne captured the United States chess championship Saturday night after Samuel Reshevsky agreed to a draw in the sixth and final game of the round-robin event. Byrne, 43, finished his four games with a total of three points after winning two and drawing two. Reshevsky had Stroessner re-elected two points on a win, two draws and a loss. The third grandmaster, Lubomir Kavalek, finished with one point after losing two and drawing two. Byrne and Reshevsky will advance to inter-zonal play this summer in Brazil, in a worldwide competition which eventually will decide a challenger to World Champion, Bobby Fischer of the U.S. in 1975. ASUNCION (AP) - Gen. Alfredo- Stroessner, who already has the longest tenure of any Latin American head of state, was re-elected Sunday to another five-year term as Paraguay's president. The Colorado party led by the 60-year-old general, who has ruled since seizing power in 1954, controls.the political life of this small Latin country. It has Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Houston-Dr. Henry Allen Bullock, 65, a well known black university professor considered an authority on Negro life in the United States. Paris-Maurice Escande, 80, 700.000 members among the one million people 18 and over eligible to vote. Unofficial and incomplete returns, announced four hours after' the polls closed, gave Stroessner 307,461 votes. Dr. Gustavo Adolfo Riart of the Radical Liberal party received 48,184 votes and Dr. Carlos Levi Rufinelli of the Liberal party had 10,354 votes. former actor and director of the state-owned Comedie Francaise theatre. 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This aerial view shows emergency units at the scene and firemen (left centre) at work. NDP rejects plan to end affiliation membership vote CALGARY (CP) - A proposal to end affiliation membership for trade unions was turned aside by the Alberta New Democratic Party at its annual convention during the weekend. The motion, aimed at elim- inating voting privileges of affiliate members, but which also called for an end to the affiliation practice, brought intense 'and sometimes heated debate. [Delegates appeared evenly div-! ided on the question until party Stanfield raps Liberals, NDP TORONTO (CP) - Federal Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield says Parliament has become a daily spectacle of Apartment elevators sabotaged TORONTO (CP) - The strike by elevator constructors came home to residents of three apartment buildings here after six elevators were sabotaged Friday. Residents now must climb as many as 16 flights of stairs and Barry Lyon, vice-president of marketing for Markborough Properties Ltd., owner of the buildings, said it is uncertain when the elevators can be fixed. The men who fix them have been on strike for five months. "Whoever did this is vicious and mean," said . Mr. Lyon. "The damage was very professionally done ... the electric cable that controls signalling was cut or damaged, leaving the elevators inoperable. "We've got a lot of elderly tenants and in at least one building there are three women in the late stages of pregnancy." The 2,300 Canadian members of the International Union of Elevator Constructors went on strike Sept. 7 against live major elevator companies. Workers in British Columbia and Quebec were ordered back to work last month. Negotiations between the companies and union broke off Friday and have been adjourned indefinitely, sa'd William Dickie, mediator for the provincial government. "the Liberal monkey dancing to the tune of the organ grinder of the New Democratic Party. Mr. Stanfield, in a speech to the annual Ontario Progressive Conservativa party convention, said the NDP, by voting confidence in the minority Liberal government in Parliament, now is committed to "let the government proceed with its legislation, whatever it may be." Mr. Stanfield said Sunday it is better to vote the Liberals out of power than to "nag, harass and intimidate an already weak and timid government." He accused the NDP of obstructing Parliament by issuing communiques and threats through press releases. 'CLING TO SEATS' "There is where the true obstruction is, precisely within the two parties to this shot-gun marriage between a repudiated minority government clinging to power and a handful of NDP clinging to their seats. "Every day Parliament provides this sad spectacle of the Liberal monkey dancing to the tune of the organ grinder of the NDP." Referring to the economy, Mr. Stanfield said Ontario's initiatives "to improve the circumstance of its people and the conditions of its economy" was the sole reason why unemployment was down in the province. "It proves that the economy, like the Canadian people, will resrjond to intelligent leadership and direction." But Ottawa's Liberal government had deliberately contracted economic growth and expanded the rate of unemployment. Premier William Davis said Canada's jobless level had remained constant in the last two years, while Ontario experienced a decline to 4.8 per cent In 1972 from 5.2 per cent in 1971. Levels will continue to decline in Ontario in 1973, he said. WHO IS A CHRISTIAN? COME TO OPEN BIBLE DISCUSSIONS Lethbridge Sports Centre llth St and 5th Ave. S. ROOM NO. 1 - 7:30 P.M. Tuesday, February 13th Everyone *t$ Welcome! leader Grant Notley opposed the resolution. He said there was no anti-labor viewpoint among supporters of the motion, but the debate had acquired "an unfortunate tenure to divide friends." The resolution, which before the convention had been discussed only by the constituency association making the proposal, was of such importance that it needed more thought and discussion than could be given at the convention, he said. "It would be a travesty to change the basis of the party until it can be discussed by everyone," including the trade union movement. The motion, defeated by a margin of about 10 to 1, was similar to one considered and rejected by the Saskatchewan NDP last November. Reg Baskin, president of the Alberta Federation of Labor, noted the trade union movement has not brought as many affiliates to the party as it would like, but efforts were continuing. About one-third of the trade union movement was "politicized". Fears that unions have an undue influence on the party are without basis as "we don't control it, don't want to control it and, in fact, don't have to control it." The affiliation resolution was considered after delegates instructed the party council to form an eight-member committee to prepare a new constitution. Mr. Notley said a rewriting ot the current 12-year-old constitution was due and that the committee would consider the affiliation question. Mother, two sons die in fire By THE CANADIAN PRESS Tliree members of one family killed in an Edmonton town-house fire were among the six persons who died accidentally on the prairies during the weekend. All the fatalities occurred in Alberta. A Canadian Press survey from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Sunday night, local times, showed no accidental deaths in either Saskatchewan or Manitoba. Anna Roos, 30, and her sons Robin John, 9, and Stanley Steven, 6, died Saturday night when fire erupted in their town-house unit in northeast Edmonton. Three others escaped from the burning building. A fire at High Level Saturday killed Raymond Joseph Dumas, �20. Police said a faulty furnace was believed to be the cause of the fire in Mr. Dumas' trailer in the northwestern Alberta community. Irene Moses, 37, of the Sturgeon Lake Indian Reserve, died Saturday when she was run over by a car near Valleyview, 65 miles east of Grande Prairie, Neil McBride Craig, 71, of Mission City, B.C., was killed Saturday in a two-car collision on a district rond near Fair-view, about go miles north of Grande Prairie. Tories plan to attack gov't extra funds bill OTTAWA (CP) -A government bill for $1.29 billion in extra funds will come under scrutiny by the Conservatives this week, in a dress rehearsal for the assault on the Liberal government budget next week. The bill covers the cost of programs beyond the $16.5 billion approved by Parliament last year. Most of the items were talked out last week after the Conservatives forced the govern- ment to debate the report of the miscellaneous estimates committee. Conservative House Leader Gerald Baldwin said his party "takes no issue" with the bill and will hot impede its passage. The Conservatives will insist, however, on questioning the government on certain items. A ,vote today on the committee report was expected to proceed easily. The Conservatives have had their turn Cypriot leaders may avoid crisis NICOSIA (AP) - George Grivas, who wants to unity Grivas, who wants to unify rarily suspended his underground military operations against Cypriot President Archbishop Makarios, sources close to the general said Sunday. The situation will depend on whether the archbishop, who has just been re-elected president for another five-year term, will seek an understanding with the general, the informants added. Grivas will hold his forces ready to strike if Makarios accepts a settlement of the Cyprus problem excluding Enosis-union with Greece-the sources said. There appears to be a distinct possibility that the rival Cypriot leaders can get together to avoid the civil war that would inevitably tear Greek-Cyprlots apart if they fail to settle their differences. This trend apparently was strengthened last week when both Makarios and Grivas scored propaganda victories, which' they feel strengthened their rival stances. Grivas's point was made last Wednesday, when his underground squads struck simul- Cancer warning issued WASHINGTON (AP) - The launching of large fleets of supersonic transport (SST) airliners might kill 300 Americans a year and give 8,000 skin 'cancer, a special panel of the National Academy of Sciences said Sunday. The report, released by the academy's environmental studies board, said the exhausts of large numbers of SSTs might partially destroy the earth's protective shield of ozone gas and permit increased ultraviolet radiation to bombard the earth's surface. Overexposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause skin cancer, particularly among the white males, the panel noted. It conceded that the ozone-shield-destruction theory is still "a subject of scientific debate," but added: "Sufficient knowledge is at hand to warrant utmost concern over the possible detrimental effects on our environment by the operation of large numbers of supersonic aircraft." The study group called for establishment of a global network of ultraviolet-radiation monitoring stations to check environmental effects of the SST fleets if they go into .operation. It also said intensified research should be conducted on the biological impact of increased ultraviolet radiation. B.C. mishaps claim 4 lives By THE CANADIAN PRESS At least four persons died in accidents in British Columbia during the. weekend, two of them when a light plane crashed into a lake Saturday. Police recovered the bodies of John Victor Tayner, 28, and Susan Diener, 23, both of Victoria, when they raised the single engine Cessna 172 Sunday afternoon. The plane smashed through the ice of Shuswap Lake north, of Salmon Arm in south central B.C. Steven Skeldoch, 18 of Nan-aimo, died when his car and a large truck collided head - on south of Nanaimo Sunday. The track driver escaped injury. Sharon Mary Nottingham, 18, of Collwood, died when her car went out of cntrol and rolled down an embankment on the Trans-Canada Highway about, seven miles west of Victoria Sunday morning. taneously against 21 police stations throughout the island. This was the greatest show of strength put on by the 75-year-old general since he returned secretly to the island 16 months ago to organize his new underground. The raids and previous terrorist bomb attacks against senior police officers' homes were carefully designed to avoid casualties. They are seen as an attempt to intimidate the police and demonstrate Grivas's strength'. Makarios's victory was a rally in Nicosia last Thursday which attracted perhaps 150,000 enthusiastic supporter's to hail his re-election. Makarios told them their presence was a clearcut denunciation of Grivas's "terrorist tactics" which he charged were designed "to abolish the state and all concepts of law and order, disregard the people's will and subjugate it to tine law of violence." at it and New Democrats and Social Credit members are in favor of it. Liberal House Leader Allan MacEachen said supplementary estimates bill would then be introduced. The government had hoped to rush the bill through, to avoid further delay in key programs such as winter works. The bill includes a $350-mil-lion allotment for a three-year winter works program and other things such as $454 million to cover two warrants used to bail out the. unemployment insurance account. DEBATE TO CONTINUE Mr. Baldwin predicted the debate will consume "two or three days." The Conservatives want to get at small items in the bill which were not included in the committee report. One such item is an allocation for assistance to Peace River, Alta., farmers who lost crops under early snows. The NDP share of the argument likely will involve criticism of program details, while Social Credit can be expected to demand more money for the programs in question. Debate on extension of the partial ban on capital punishment will take up the balance of the week, unless the Liberals shift priorities. Mr. MacEachen has said that after capital punishment he wants the House to consider bills on housing, foreign investment and crop insurance. All of this will be interrupted for Mr. Turner's cliff - hanger budget Monday. The quarrelsome tone of debate last week, which is expected to carry over to this week, Is an indication of the mood the Conservatives are building for an assault on the budget. 1ARI PRESET Weather and road report SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET 5:47 H Lethbridge .......10 Pincher Creek ... .15 Edmonton....... 5 Grande Prairie ... 0 Banff...........32 Calgary.......... 7 Victoria ........ 44 Penticton........35 Prince George ... . 13 Kamdoops........31 Vancouver ....... 43 Saskatoon....... 4 Regina..........14 Winnipeg........26 Toronto...... .. . 13 Ottawa.......... 5 Montreal......... 3 St, John's........23 Halifax......... 15 Chariottetown ... .14 Fredcricton ...... 5 Chicago .........30 New York.......26 Miami..........57 Los Angeles ......60 Laa Vegas.......56 Phoenix..........67 7:45 L Pre 2 .01 0 .01 -12 .01 -16 .11 0 .09 -6 .03 32 .10 30 .02 -5 .02 21 .. 31 .. -3 .08 7 .04 25 .01 3 .01 11 .. -13 .. 10 1.10 9 1.31 1 1.64 1 .24 23 ... 10 .. 42 .. 55 .41 44 .10 47 .15) FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat -Calgary - Today and Tuesday: Cloudy with occasional light snow. Fairly brisk north winds today. Highs zero-five above. Lows 5-15 below. Columbia - Kootenay - Today and Tuesday: Cloudy near the larger lakes. Sunny periods elsewhere. Highs both days 80 to 32. Lows tonight near IS. MONTANA East of Coneinental Divide - Snow at times most sections today and tonight. Scattered snow east and north Tuesday. Highs today 15 to 25 east and north 25 to 35 southwest. Lows tonight zero to 10 below north 10 to 20 south. Highs Tuesday 5 to 20 east and north 25 to 33 southwest. M'cst of Continental Divide - Few snow showers today and Tuesday mostly mountains. Fog and smoke continuing some valleys both days. Highs today and Tuesday 25 to 35. Lows tonight 10 to 20. DICK ORS1EN NEW POLICY AT GENERAL FARM KEN DICKSON We now have to offer along with our cash or grain poiicies for your Farm Equipment and Irrigation needs a long term "Lease Purchase Plan" Come In And See The Boys At COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AM A Highway 2 north to Stavely is mostly bare with occasional slippery sections and drifted snow on the shoulders. From Stavely to Edmonton, mostly bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway 3 west to Pincher Creek is mostly bare and (ivy. Pincher Creek to the B.C. border has had light snow overnight and the visibility reduced slightly, due to blowing snow. Highway 3 east to Medicine Hat and all highways in the Lethbridge district are bare and dry with isolated snow drills in sheltered areas onlv. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff has some drifting snow and slippery sections. Banff to Revel-stoke has hud some light snow j overnight, plowed and sauded. Banff - Radium and Banff-! Jasper highways, plowed and | sanded, few slippery sections. I Motorists are reminded that snow tires or properly fitting chains are mandatory when travelling in all national parks and on ski access roads. 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