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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE UTHBHIDGE HERALD Thuridny, Fehrut.ry 34, 197J------ J-Av t ATTACK ON examines posters a o n vn c u s i n f o r n PUSHERS Colin Brown, of London Onl., an insurance Executive, will be distributed throughout the city, offering reward to iers whose information leads fa convictions of drug pushers. (CP Wirephoto) Arab jetliner hijackers free passengers, crew FRANKFURT (AP) Young Joe Kennedy and the other pas- sengers from a hijacked West Herman airliner headed (or Iheii- homes today. The Arab hi- jac'Uers released the jumbo jet and 14 crew members they had been holding hostnge 40 hours al the airport in Aden, South Yemen. Kennedy, the eldest son of the Into senator Robert F. Kennedy, flew to Frankfurt, West German air centre, with the other male passengers on a special Luf- thansa Boeing 707. Women and children who were freed hours before the men arrived on an earlier flight. None of the pnsengcrs was able to shed any on the motives of the five hijackers, who said they were members of a Palestine liberation group In Canadian fugitive caught in Sydney VANCOUVER (CP) TICMP today that Raymond Jo- seph Palmer, sought for ques- tioning concerning the mailing of a tomb which blew off hoth hands of a British Columbia prison guard, has been arrested in Sydney, Australia. Palmer, who escaped from the British Columbia peniten- tiary in January', 1970, was ar- rested today ui a raid on a suburban Sydney home. Po- lice sharpshooters surrounded the house and a squad armed with pistols and shotguns burst to have Palmer charged as an habitual criminal when he es- caped from the penitentiary while serving a six-year sen- tence for narcotics possession. RCMP also want to question him about the- slaying of a po- lice informant as veil as the bomb incident on Christmas Eve, 1906. Guard Frank Newton had re- turned from work to find sev- eral Christmas packages wait- ing at his home in North Sur- rey, nesr Vancouver. He took them into the kitchen and began opening them as his son Nor- man, then 10, watched. The bomb was concealed in a projects by cities is urged EDMOVTOX i O" There Fdrnnnrcn said fie prov- liousina morr cheaply than s 1.5 nn valid rrsjen VhcrU incn'? legislation should noi he municipality could, riiies c.innn: o jn such a uay a> If this is he added, there ot public proircf.3, offi- in resu'ict development and j is no reason why the corpors- cials of CslE.iry'und Edmonton, oimer-ii.'p of public housing. lion can't get Ihe money and Old the proVincial gr.-rmmenL it said city council should be turn it over lo the cities.______________________________ Major Ivor Dtn! of Edn-.rm- l al housing pro- ton. tin1 affairs K.C15 arc initialed since the lo- commits Oibi.rvs hm.s. levr, n[ govcnimen, is j Kld'ailS SUggCStS 11CW UlX ing rntnrnitiee were meeting closest to lhe people and there- officials nf the Alberta fnre mo3t responsive to their inside to find Palmer cooking breakfast for a young woman and two children living there. Ke threw up his hands and i copy of a novel kicked asarnst Lire kitchen vail. 1 and was detonated by a spring Police seized 3 large quantity of when the parcel was opened, ammunition ard two revolvers. I The blast blew off both of Mr. Palmer was twld on charges of i Newton's hands and caused his being an illegal immigrant a.nd I son to lose an eye. questioned about hold- ups there. A Vancouver n.CiMP olficcr is expected In arrive in Australia soon to apply for an extradition order. Proceedings were under way law the mumcipalily Housing Cci-p. tn rrguc (be nm- rigM m The" federal government pars 50 per cent, of the cost, of pub- lit the 40 per rent and 10 per CCTI. Edmonton said that the new v.hich i legislation would place ''the public i same financial burden on ihc gobblnip up litllc ones. prov. municipality but the ov.nersliip In a wido inleniew mid benefits of accrue to the Housing on big corporations The discussions werr inviiod by the province to il for- mula LC public housing policy. Last year, thn former Social Credit povt'rmienl bronchi a cli.ing'1 nf VANCOUVER cn1! For-1 nier conimumcalions minister Erk Kierans said Wednesday I night that what Canada needs I i.s a lax that would dis- i courage big coi-porations from lo the mu- Progressive incc. rsthov trvn nicipalities. T h y Consorva live government cho.se not lo implement, tht1 rep.il aliens until the matter could bo Mmliryl. W should be the the shareholders'. Tlien the con- sumers'.'1 As for dividends, he said the corporate practice that with- held SO per cent or more of net earnings for expansion was re- sponsible for creating the con- on economic policy and goals, i glnrr.crate atmofpbsre. Mr. Kierans said corporations should be made to justify in the .Major Dent said the corpora- public interest their invasion of Lion has suggested that it could fit-'Ms outside their own. lo build public Thf former president of Ihe Montreal Slock Exchange said 1BT 'IC wns 011 a against bigness and thai Mr. Newton was Titled with two mechanical hooks and new is visits and correspondence of- ficer at the penitentiary. A tolal of hi rewards was offered for inform atinn leading to Ihe conviction of the person who mailed the bomb. Police, however, said there was virtually no respoasc Palmer escaped with Murray Allan Boyd by using a make- shift rope of knotted canvas to scale a 25-foot wall at the peni- tentiary, in New Westminster. Three months laler, Boyd was shot and Killed by polico when his pickup Lruck rammed a po- lice car in Vancouver. Police then received informa- the Gaza Strip. Lufthansa and West German oficinls refused to disclose what the hijackers demnnded for the hostages freedom or if any ransom was paid. Yemeni authorities said the five hijackers had been detained for questioning. Thomas Peters, 52, of Rio de Janeiro, said the hostages spent up to three hours with their hands over their heads. But he added that the hijack- ers treated the women and cnil- dron passengers well. BOUND FOll ATHENS The plane, with 173 passen- gers and 16 crew members aboard, was commandeered early Tuesday about an hour after it left New Delhi on a flight to Athens that originated in Tokyo. Kennedy was going home after a molorhike trip in India. The Arabs boarded in New Delhi. The llfl male passengers were held captive in the jumbo jeL's aft section throughout a swelter- ing day on the runway of Aden airport. They were given meals and soft drinks by the hijackers, who had placed explosive charges at the doors of the air- craft. Women and children, an elderly man and two crew members were released first Wednesday. The male passengers were freed late Wednesday and the remainder of the crew Wednes- day night. The hijacked Jumbo jet left Aden this afternoon, the official fran news agency reported m a dispalch from Aden. Asked about the terms dc- Corp." boiTow monev I or Australia. In 1071, he was put j on the RCMP list of Canada's "This is what tho Carter most lvalllcd criminals. Commission on taxation was trying to csolve, to make com- panics more responsible to But they called the "e suggested certain specific r CORNER 2nd AVE. and !3lh ST. N. WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE CLUBROOMS FRIDAY and SATURDAY "ACES HIGH" Members and Invited Guests! size cf a t-ompnny was not a crucial factor so long us healthy competition existed. :OBJECTION "But my big objection is that i when companies gel so big, i I hey start goinp the conglomcr- ate rmile, then it's time lo put some reins on affairs. The first claim upon a corpornle surplus i laws. One force a com- pany (o justify or prove to the to the people as a whole, the buying of shares of anolher company and another would set minimums on retain- ed earnings. Mr. Kicrans Is in Vancouver for several economic confer- on CCS. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Present for your Dancing Pleasure "THE FOUR ACES" FRI., FEB. 25th 9 P.M. Members and guests invitedl OPEN TONIGHT (Feb. 3Q-March 20) HOROSCOPE: Do you fesl like o fiih out of water when Income tax lima rolls around? Lei COMPLETE RITUHH5 back inlo )ho iwim of Ihirqt. ViVII prepare, check and guarantee your return for accuracy. Try ui. Ygu'll lhank your lucky Han. 1. CUAIANIK'_________ I Wo guarantee accurate prnparailon of flvery lax rolum. HI II wo mako any errors thai cost you any penally or In- I Merest, will pay only that penalty or interact. IMNADU. CO. (tnada'i Ugcil IM Service Wilh Over 6000 Olllces In North imtrlci 815 THIRD AVE. SOUTH 9-9 Wcekclayi, 95 Solurday Phono 327-3713 no ArromTMENT NECESSARY WEST COAST SEAFOODS TRUCKLOAD SALE FRESH HSH and SEAFOODS WIU DE HELD AT Fort Whoop-Up Service LETHBRIOGE Thurs. and Fri., Feb. 24 and 25 From a.m. lo p.m. Featuring fresh Rainbow Trout, Cod Fillets and Oyslorl for your lenlcn menus. Snow storm, strike hamper airline flights Jly HIE CANADIAN PRESS Poor weather in Eastern Can- ada and a strike of 2.200 airport technicians combined loday to disrupt commercial air travel across the country. All schedulde morning flights to Ihc Maritimes out of Mont- real wore cancelled because of tion that Palmer .had ,eft the mZ S country and was cither m Cuba Thrcc jnchos of snow jn ,fo_ ronto night sloued landings and delayed flights up to four hours. Two inbound air- craft had to land at Montreal instead of Toronto. A transport department spokesman said onlv 52 per cent Leaves Friday TABEH UFA'S) II. George Meyer .of the Taber Times. manded by the hijnckers for the release of the plane, its passen- gers and crew, a Bonn foreign ministry spokesman replied that thus far no details were known. A Lebanese newspaper claimed the five Arabs who hi- jacked the jumbo jet demanded a ?3 million ransom for the plane and Its crew. The report was denied both by the Palestinian guerrilla group which the newspaper claimed was Involved and by the Le- banese government minister it said acted as a middleman. CP air reduces Mexico flights VANCOUVER .CP) CP Air announced Wednesday that il will reduce service between Vancouver and Mexico to twice a week from three times a week in its April 1 to Oct. 28 schedule because of low sum- mer traffic volume. The company also said the Canadian Transport Commis- sion has granted CP Air per- mission to suspend its once-a- week en-route stops at Calgary on the Vancouver-M e x i c o flights on Wednesdays south- bound and Sundays northbound. Calgary passengers for Mexico and South America will routed through Vancouver. be Hotel makes apology to 4 Indians HALIFAX (CP) _ The CN's Hold Nova Scotia today Issued a public apology to four promi- nent Canadian Indian officials who were told Nov. 7 that there were no rooms available in the hotel for Ihem. The hole! also retracted and described as incorrect a stalc- ment it issued at Ihe time of the incident. George Manuel, president of the National Indian Brother- hood, filed a charge of discrimi- nation against the hotel with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission after he and three other Indians were told that tthere were no rooms available. Mr. Manuel said he telephoned the hotel later and was told rooms were available. A hotel spokesman said at that time that when Mr. Manuel first came to the hotel, Air Can- ada was holding 125 rooms in case they were needed by pas- sengers. The airline had later called to cancel these reserva- tions. In its published statement today, the Hotel Nova Scotia said "for any embarrassment or inconvenience caused as a re- sult, of the handling of their ap- plication to it apolo- gized to Mr. Manuel; Ron Ehac- klelon, special assistant wilh the National Indian Brother- hood; Carol Martin, president of the Native Youth Alliance of Al- berla; and John Lewis, a public relations representative with the Union of Nova Scolia Indi- ans. Weather find road report Lelhbridge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Praire FRIDAY -Today: Mnslly clear. Highs SUNSET near five above. Tonight: Clouding nvcr. Lows 1fM5 bn- low. Friday: Snow lipginning in the morning. Strong nortli innfls, Calgary Today: Mostly clear. Highs near five above. Tonight: .Snow beginning by .01 "elected 'last fall as one of of commercial flights operated directors from Alberta lo Ihe Canadian Community News- paper Association, leaves Fri- day to attend a meeting of the CCSA directors this week-end in Toronto. Directors of the association will also lie guests of the Ca- nadian Armed Forces on a tour of the Canadian Armed Forces base at Lnhr in West Germany. Side trips will include a tour of the Volkwagen factory near Hannover, West Germany, and a visit In London, England. Mr. Meyer expects to return from his first tnp abroad alxiut March 11. SEIZE S3 IN SWOOP SA.VTA FE (Renter) Ar- gontme Iroups and police ar- rested persons dining an anli-guoirilla swoop through this cily 250 miles northeast of Buenos Aires in the last 24 hours, suurccs said. in and out of Toronto Wednes- day "and it should be Ihe same today.' Poor weather creales addi- tional problems for air trallic controllers who are directing flights without electronic equip- ment which has fallen into dis- repair because of the 20-day strike by technicians. An Air Canada spokesman predicted the delays will get worse with the normal buildup of traffic towards Ihe end of the week, particularly in short-haul operations, such as Toronto to Alonlrcal. In Montreal today, Air Can- ada reported Ihe first two flights lo Toronlo and one to New York were cancelled and other flights were behind sched- ule. In Toronto, there were five cancellations up lo II a.m., three of flights to Montreal, one lo New York and one to Chi- cago Banff Calgary Victoria Penlicton Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon Regina..... Winnipeg Toronlo Ottawa Montreal St. John's Halifax Charlollelovoi Frcdericton Chicago New York Miami Los Angeles Las Vegas....... 71 Phoenix........ r.O Honolulu........7.'! Paris...........46 London.......... 4H Berlin.......... 39 Amslerdam...... 41 Moscow......... 32 Stockholm.......32 Tokyo...........40 FORECAST: II T, Pic 5-14 6-12 2 -21 .02 2 -20 -8 -28 34 -5 -1 -1-2 43 3G 35 20 32 17 47 .15 01 .03 n -in 3 -9 4 -20 14 .04 .15 -2 .00 .23 5 3 -2 33 -8 1 -5 -3 -10 -1 -17 30 26 2fi 22 .51 71 69 67 51 morning. Lows iero-10 below. Friday: Snowflurries, Strong north winds. Columbia, Koolcnay To- day: Cloudy with a few peri- ods of snow. Tonight and Fri- day occasional snow. Winds at limes northerly 15 highs both days in the lower thirties ex- cept near 20 in Ihe northern Co- lumbia area. Lows tonight 10 Lcllibriclge, Medicine Hat to 20. Montana East of Con- linrnl.il Dh'ule Today: Scat- tered snows. Snow wilh norlh- some blowing and drifting snow north portion looj.ehl spreading inlo the south portion lale lonight and Friday. Highs today 5 lo 15 north lii to 30 south. Lows to- night 10 above to 5 below east and north 10 to 20 southwest. Highs Friday ?ero to 15 east and north 15 to 25 southwest. West of Continental Divide- Today: Scattered snow show- ers north frequent periods o( snow south loday and Friday. L i 1 1 1 e temperature change. Highs loday and Friday 25 to 35. Lous tonight 15 to 25. FRIDAY and SATURDAY "BUCKWHEAT11 AT THE 733 13th St. N. MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLYI FULLY LICENCED 4 4 4 ATTENTION STUDENTS! EARN A TRIP TO THE UNITED NATIONS IN NEW YORK UNITED NATIONS PILGRIMAGE FOR YOUTH SPEAKING CONTEST SPONSORED BY THE ODDFELLOWS AND REBEKAHS Any student 16 or 17 years of ago wilh at least one year of school left 15 years old accepted if in high school 8-10 minuie prepared inlk on one of lliree given topics Ifi 111 bridge semi-finoU will ho hr-ld on Sunday, March 19 Albcrlo zono 1 finals hrld on Sunday, March 26 For further information and topic tilloi call Mrs. Mcirj Snowden 327-5622 or write U.N. Speaking Contest Box 116, Icthbridgo SPECIALS! SPECIALS AT GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES EASY TROL SEED AND FERTIUZER DRILL AND PLANTER FILL SYSTEM SEED EXTRA ACRES A DAY AND ELIMINATE BACKACHE PLOW AND HARROW AS YOU GO WITH A MID-WEST HARROW MOUNTED QUICKLY AND EASILY WE WILL ACCEPT BARLEY AT AND WHEAT AT PER BUSHEL WHILE STOCKS LAST OFFICIAL AS OF A.M TODAY CIOL'HTHSY OF A.1IA All highways In Ihc bridge district arc hare except for Highway .1 west in Iho Crowsnost ['ass area whore there a few short icy patches and drifted snow. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary lo Banff h baro in the driving with n few slippery sections. Banff- Golden received o trace of new snow and has occasional slip- pery Cinlilcn lo Hcvcl- sloke is reported generally bare and lias been plov.cd and sand- ed where nocessarv. nanff-lladium highway is in good winler driving condition wilh a few slippery sections. hriiwav ha" n trr.re r' i.'S PORTS OF KNTRY (Opening nnd Closlnr> Tlinrsi: 2-1 hours; Cnrway 9 n.m. (o fi p.m.; DM llnnita 9 .in. In 6 p.m.; lioosrvillc, ll.C. 9 a.m. to f> p.m Kinilsgr.le. B.C., 21 hoiirs; Porthill Ilykcrls fl a.m. lo midnight, Chief Mountain closed. Wildhor.se. A a.m. to 3 p.m. ;