Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
1 News in brief Princess reported ill LONDON (AP) - Princess Anne has become ill during her visit to Ethiopia but her condition is causing no (concern, Buckingham Palace said Sunday. The 22-year-old princess is suffering from "tiredness and a stomach upset," said a mes- palace sage received at the from the royal party. The princess was understood to have cancelled her Sunday program - a tour of the walled city of Hanar in eastern Eithi-opia. She is scheduled to leave Thursday for a two day visit to the Sudan before flying home to London next Sunday. Pope calls ivorld synod VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Paul has summoned the fourth world synod of Roman Catholic bishops for October, 1974, the Vatican anouneed today. The pontiff has assigned the synod to debate the "evangelization of the contemporary world," or the ways and means of updating the Christian religion in order to respond more closely to the expectation and needs of modern man. The previous synods were held at two-year intervals, in 1967, 1969 and 1971. The synod acts as a kind of senate, discusing and voting on recommendations to submit to the pontiff. The recommendations are not binding on the Pope. Devalued dollar holds steady LONDON (AP) - The devalued United States dollar held steady in quiet trading on world money markets today. The U.S. currency was stronger in London and Tokyo but weaker in Frankfurt and Zurich. Changes were small. In London, the pound was being traded at $2.42895, slightly down from $2.4325 late Friday. On tine Zurich money market, the dollar opened weaker at 3.35875 Swiss francs, down from 3.37125. The opening rate represented a 12.6-per-cent devaluation against the medium rate of 3.8400 Swiss francs before the franc was floated Jan. 23. Pilots ready to negotiate VANCOUVER (CP) - The president of British Columbia Coast Pilots Limited, Captain Alex Mackjmion, said Sunday the pilots would return to work if the Pacific Pilotage Authority would resume negotiations without restrictions. The 80 pilots went on strike at midnight Thursday in a dispute over wages and conditions of work. The strike paralyzed traffic along the B.C. coast. The pilotage authority has waived restrictions which require pilots entering or leaving B.C. ports by day. Captain Mackinnon said the pilots expressed concern over hazards to shipping caused by pilotless ships. Spark touched off fatal blast NEW YORK (AP) - Gas trapped in the polyurethane insulation of the huge natural gas storage tank on Staten Island fuelled the recent fatal explosion and fire that killed 40 men, Fire Chief John T. O'Hagan said Sunday. But he said the source of the spark that touched of the blast still has not been determined. Fire marshals are investigating several possible sources for the spark. The blast Feb. 10 killed 37 workers and three safety inspectors. The bodies of the 36th and 37th victims were recovered Sunday. WHY NOT COME TO THESE BIBLE TALKS? Mon, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. "IS THE CHURCH OF CHRIST A DENOMINATION?" Tue., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. "IS THERE REALLY A GOD?" Wed., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. "IS THE CHURCH REALLY NECESSARY?' Thurs., Feb. 22, 7:30.p.m. "IS BAPTISM REALLY NECESSARY?" Frt., 23, 7:30 p.m. 'IS THERE REALLY A HEAVEN AND A HELL?" CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 21st Ave. S., lethbridge (On* Block Wnt of Mayor Maaroth) EVERYONE WELCOME NO MATTER WHAT YOUR RELIGIOUS BELIEF, COME AND DISCUSS THESE VITAL THEMESI Diary of Lieut Col, G. A. French. Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1874. SUNDAY, JULY 12th. There being no wood or water at last camping place, marched at 5:15 a.m. for Pembina Mountain Depot, arriving there at 8:15. Good land well timbered in vicinity of mountain, tolerably good watering place at Depot. Heavy thunderstorms in afternoon, with hailstones nearly as big as walnuts. Large flights of grasshoppers were observed flying east. EATON'S Congratulate . . . The Students of Hamilton Junior High un their retracing of this trek of the N.W.M.P. It Pays To Shop at EATON'S . . . Whore you get the big choice, the best choice, at Moderate Eaton Prices! Police probe slaying of four Santa Cruz men Princess hits the trail Princess Anne of England sets off from Darberak, Ethiopia, at the start of a three-day trek through the Simien Mountains. Riding a mule named Cracha, the princess is wearing a floppy hat, yellow jumper and blue neckerchief. She has been visiting Ethiopia in recent days. Alberta industries record large volume increases SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AD -Authorities say they have not decided whether a former honor student charged in six slayings here since January may have been involved in the shooting deaths of four young men. The bodies of the four men, described as in their late teens or early 20s, were found Saturday at a forest campsite. Each had been shot in the head with a small-calibre weapon, the sheriff's office said. Discovery of the bodies brings to 13 the number of murder victims found in the Santa Cruz area in the last six weeks. Herbert Mullin, 25, of nearby Felton has been charged in six of the deaths. However, Sheriff Douglas James said Sunday that there was "nothing yet to link Mul-lin" to the other killings and there were no suspects "at this time.'' One of the four youths has been identified as Brian Scott Card, 19. Police were tJ-ying to identify fingerprints of the others. Autopsies were scheduled today to determine causes of death. The four bodies were discovered by Card's brother, Jeffrey,' inside a makeshift cabin of poles and plastic in a heavily-wooded area of Henry Cow-ell Redwood State Park about five miles north of here near Felton. Undersheriff Lee Davis said there was no sign of struggle. The time of the killings was not determined, but Card was last seen alive by his brother about a week ago, Davis said. Davis said it was not known whether Mullin knew the four Western Liberals plan policy meet EDMONTON (CP) - Inflationary factors - higher prices - helped most Alberta industry sectors register massive dollar volume increases in 1972, the Alberta Bureau of Statistics says in its annual review of business conditions in the province. The value of manufacturing output rose by almost $300 million over the 1971 figure of $2.1 billion, with the major increases attributed to foods and beverages manufacturing - up $230 million; primary metals - up $30 million; transportation equipment - up $20 million; non-metallic products-up $15 million and petroleum refining-up $40 higher prices for sawmill two-' cessing group topped $1 billion for the first time. The bureau said the major increases were mainly due to higher unit prices for meat processed in packing plants; to higher prices for sawmill pro ducts; to increased output-by mill plants; to greater activity among mobile home, trailer and prefabricated housing firms and to higher volumes from plants producing construction material. CONSTRUCTION UP An inflationary rise in construction material prices pushed the value of construction to an estimated $1,828 billion compared with $1,764 bil- Capacity crowd attends ice rodeo TABER (HNS) - About 1,200 people, a capacity crowd, filled the Taber Ice Arena on the weekend to witness the Southern Alberta Regional Boy Scouts of Canada Flatlands District-sponsored Ice Rodeo. Retain seats SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - Three weekend byelections in New South Wales, the first state elections since Prime Minister Gough Whitlam's Labor party took office, constitute a "rebuff" for the new federal gov. ernment, the Sydney Morning Herald says. Labor party leaders had said they did not expect to win the seats, which were retained Saturday by Liberal and Country party members. "Probably the rebuff is due to no specific issue, but to a feeling that Mr. Whitlams performance has been erratic," the paper says. Pensioner wins citizen award TABER (HNS) - Ed Hem-pie, 83, president of the Taber Pensioners Association, was named "outstanding citizen of 1972" by the Taber Sugar Festival here on the weekend. The festival was sponsored by the Taber Chamber of Commerce in co - operation with Taber merchants. Mr. Hemple is retired but a tireless community worker. Cathy Leahy, candidate sponsored by the St. Mary's School Student Union, won the title Taber Su^ar Queen. Runners - up wei'e Debra Donick and Adair Anderson. John Debona and crew of Taber won the sugar - beet loading contest. In this test, farmers unload and load one Ion of beets in the shortest time possible. Fourteen - year - old Brian Anderson of Vancouver, B.C., won $250 in a draw. A total of 62 Cub packs, Boy Scout troops and Venturer companies took part from across the southern part of the province. The Taber 1st Troop of Venturers won its class, defeating the Raymond Venturers. Raymond boys were faster but tipped their chuckwagon over twice in the finals. The Raymond 4th Troop of scouts won its class, completing two laps of the arena three times in 54.3, 54.7 and 54.3 sec onds. Bow Island Cubs, 1st Pack, won the cub event. Foremost First Troop woo the event for best costume and wagon. Teams pulls 100 - pound sleighs. Cubs were required to complete one lap, older boys, two. It introduced Boy Scout Week. Competitors came from 10 districts in the southern Alberta region. On hand were regional president Maurice Mitchell and executive Bob Jenkins, both of Lethbridge. They took part in the flag ceremony. lion in 1971. The value of build-ing permits issued by municipal authorities erceeded $636 million. The major cities, Calgary and Edmonton, accounted for almost 65 per cent of the total. Preliminary estimates Indicate that farmers' cash receipts rose to a record $801,373 million compared with $801,584 million in 1971. Income from field crops held firm, while income from livestock and products rose by more than $70 million. The value of minerals sold out of Alberta was estimated a out of Alberta was estimated at $1,927 billion, an increase of almost $300 million over 1971. Alberta now accounts for more than 30 per cent of Canada's mineral production. Retail trade volume increased by 13 per cent, with major increases registered by motor 'vehicle dealers, garages and service stations, department stores and home furnishings stores. The bureau said projects for 1973 are encouraging. Prospects for continuing grain sales and firm livestock prices Indicate maintenance of high farm cash income and the coming on - stream of a new pulp mill and of a range of new but smaller other m2nufactiHn? plants will raise manufacturing industry output to a new plateau. WINNIPEG (CP) - Western j Liberals plan to hold a major policy conference in Vancouver June 22-24 in hopes of even-taually winning a better deal for the West in Confederation. Manitoba Liberal Leader I. H. Asper said Saturday the conference would not deal with "band-aid solutions" to long-term western grievances, but instead would tackle the vital issues of concern west of the Lakehead. Mr. Asper said the time had come for the "sabre-rattling" to stop and for substantive negotiations to begin. "The mood in Canada has never been more receptive to what we want out of her," he told a news conference. The policy conference js expected to attract 150-200 dele- Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Rio dc Janeiro-Alfredo da Rocha Viana Filho. known as Pixinguinha, 75, the samba composer and entertainer who did much to spread Brazilian music through the world, of a heart attack. , New York-Frank Costello, 82, the one-time "prime minister of the underworld' and boss of multi-million-dollar slot machine and bootlegging rackets. Flint, Mich-Charles Stewart Mott, 97, the multi-millionaire who helped build General Motors into the worlds largest corporation. gates from the four western most provinces, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. The decision to hold the conference was made following a three-hour closed meeting of Western Liberal provincial leaders, party presidents and the West's three members of the federal cabinet, Defence Minister James Richardson, Environment Minister Jack Davis and Justice Minister Otto Lang. men, and he declined to Bay whether drugs were found at the campsite. Authorities said earlier that at least five of the six slayings Mullin is accused of were "drug-related" and that some of the victims were his acquaintances. He was arrested Feb. 13 after ex-prizefigher Fred Perez, 72, was shot in a driveway when a person in a car opened fire with a .22-calibre rifle. A witness copied the licence number as the car sped away. China tests ballistic missile CAIRO (Reuter) - Egypt's leading political commentator, Mohammed Hassanein Heykal, said Sunday he had been told China has successfully tested a rev/ 4,000 mile intercontinental ballistic missile. ' Heykal, who returned recently from an Asian tour, wrote in the authoritative newspaper Al Ahram, which he edits, that no matter how views conflict about China, what is taking place in that country is a "miracle." "The red shadow of China is prevailing over the East and nobody can challenge this fact," he wrote, noting that China has both atomic and hydrogen bombs. GEN E RAL FARM SUPPLIES; PRESEt Weather and road report B.C. house fires claim six lives By The Canadian Press At least 11 persons died in accidents in British Columbia during the weekend. House fires claimed six lives and five persons were killed in traffic accidents. Ricflimond fireman Larry Page, 27, was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital after collapsing in a blazing house at Richmond Saturday. S e ven-year - old Judith Heer died later in hospital. Cause of the fire was not known. Police said a man and woman were found dead in their home at Haney following a fire Sunday morning. Their names were not released. Sidney James Krem, 50 of West Vancouver' died in a fire at his home late Saturday. Police said he was alone in the house when the fire broke out. In Campbell River, Clifford Negraiff, 24, was killed in a house fire early Saturday after being trapped by flames in an upstairs bedroom. Two young men were killed in a single car accident Sunday about 10 miles north of the United States border in Surrey, B.C. Police said the car went out of control and flipped over, crushing the men. Names were withheld. Walter Darnell Dike, 16, of Surrey was killed Friday night when his car went out of control on the 401 freewav near Abbotsford. Police said the youth was thrown out of the vehicle and run over by three cars. SUNRISE TUESDAY 7:32 SUNSET 5:59 H 38 39 38 35 36 35 Lethbridge .... Pincher Creek . Medicine Hat .. Edmonton ... . Grande Prairie Banff........ Calgary..........36 Victoria......... 47 Penticton........ 46 Prince George ... .41 Kamloops ... ... ..44 Vancouver ........ 49 Saskatoon ... ... 35 Regina.......... 33 Winnipeg........ 36 Toronto ..........27 Ottawa .......... Montreal ... 19 St. John's........35 Halifax......... 21 Chaflottetown ... . 14 Fredericton......19 Chicago..........33 New York.......33 Miami.......... 69 Los Angeles.....73 Las Vegas....... 61 Phoenix......... 69 Rome........... 5� Paris...........43 London......... 5� Berlin...........39 Amsterdam......41 L Pre 17 .01 8 20 9 24 10 13 35 25 27 28 35 11 14 -1 18 19 16 18 13 2 -1 32 26 64 51 35 44 41 39 43 34 34 .07 .01 .01 .02 .04 .08 .05 Moscow........... 34 23 ... Stockholm....... 37 32 ... Tokyo........... 54 46 .. FORECAST: Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary - Today and Tuesday: A few cloudy intervals both days. Highs near 35. Lows 10-15. Columbia, Kootena? - Today: Mostly sunny becoming cloudy late this afternoon. Chance of occasional light snow in the Columbia area this evening and overnight. Tuesday: Cloudy in the early morning then becoming sunny. Highs both days lower 40s. Lows tonight lower 20s except near 30 in the west Kootenays area. MONTANA East of Continental Divide - Few snow showers east this forenoon otherwise mostly fair today and tonight. Partly cloudy with widely scattered snow showers Tuesday. Chance of turning colder northwest Tuesday. Highs today 35 to 45. Lows tonight 10 to 25. Highs Tuesday 35 to 45 except 20a northeast. West of Continental Divide - Mostly fair today. Scattered showers tonight and Tuesday. Highs both days 35 to 45. Lowa tonight 15 to 25. Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce 84th ANNUAL BANQUET HOLIDAY INN, LETHBRIDGE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21st No host reception - 5:45 6:45 p.m. Dinner and Program - 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Cost per person $6.50 Guest Speaker: A. J. ELLIS President, Canadian Chamber of Commerce Gat your tickets early and avoid disappointment Attendance limited to 350 NEW POLICY AT DICK ORSTEN GENERAL FARM KEN DICKSON We now have to offer along with our cash or grain policies for your Farm Equipment and Irrigation needs a long term "Lease Purchase Plan" Come In And See The Eoys At GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA AH highways in the Lethbridge district are bare and in good condition except for the following: Highway 3 west to the B.C. border is mainly good with black ice from Pincher Creek to Blairmore. Highway 6, Pincher Creek to Waterton is covered with a layer of ice and snow. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgry to Revel-stoke is mostly bare with some slippery sections. Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper Highways are in good winter driving condition. Motorists are reminded that snow tires or properly fitlinr* chains are mandatory in v'\ B2''.ianal narks and ca >> cess roads. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C.; 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain closed; Wiklborse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.