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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta News in brief 1 Firemen appeal dismissal RED DEER (CP) - An application by nine firefighters to protect them against dismissal by city council will be heard Feb. 28. In the application, the nine men are asking district court to quash a resolution passed Dec. 4, 1972, calling for reduction of the 45-msmber Red Deer fire department by eight employees. The resolution was passed to curb rising costs after the fire fighters won a basic wage increase oE 43.7 per cent in a 30-mcnth contract. The firefighters claim the resolution contravenes the Alberta Firefighters and Policemen's Labor Belations Act, Bahamian kidnap charges laid FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) - Bahamian police Friday charged a young constable and a former vice squad detective with kidnapping in the Feb. 15 abduction of the four-year-old daughter of a Canadian banker. Spurgeon Dames, 24, and Le-roy McLean have been charged with burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, attempted extortion and possession of a firearm. Magistrate Kenneth McAlister ordered the two held without bond until a preliminary hearing March 12. Dames was a constable with the Royal Bahamian Police force and McLean was security direclcr of the International Hotel. McLean once was cited for bravery as a policeman and headed the vice squad on Grand Bahama Island for six years prior to his resignation last August. Dollar drops to new low LONDON (AP) - Europe's money markets were closed as usual today after trading Friday took the United States dollar to new lows. Japan's foreign exchange market was open for its usual half-day session today and the dollar closed at 264.70 yen, down from Friday's close of 265.50. One London dealer said the dollar's value dropped Friday because "no one wanted to hold dollars over a weekend." Weekends are traditionally the time countries make realignments in their currencies. Irish bomb injures 20 BELFAST (Reuter) - At least 20 persons were injured Friday night during a guerrilla bomb attack on a Catholic bar in northern Belfast. Three of the injured were reported in serious condition. Doorman John Martin saw the bomb being thrown into the doorway of the bar, kicked it outside and then dashed in to warn customers. The bomb exploded, demolishing the front of the building. Chain stores boost food sales TORONTO (CP) - Chain stores continued to increase their share of total food store sales during 1972, accounting for, 54.5 per cent compared with S3.3 per cent in 1971, a Canadian Grocer survey shows. The industry journal shows the chains increased their share Try Before You Buy UP TO 30-DAY TRIAL ON YOUR DOCTOR'S RECOMMENDATION (22 MAI CO SMITH-JONES HEARING AID SERVICE RIPIEY OPTICAL  618 3rd Ave. S. Prions 328-5447 Dinner disruption Col. W. M .McLeod of Kingston, Ont., lowers his chopsticks long enough to investigate an explosion near the hotel in Hue, South Vietnam this week. The Canadian officer was dining with other members of the International Commission for Control and Supervision when a Vietnamese marine accidently killed himself with a grenade. Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp has arrived in Paris at the head of the Canadian delegation to the international Paris conference on Vietnam.____ Stanfield and Lewis spar over new budget Bush pilot may bail out of N.W.T. crash inquest EDMONTON (CP) - A core- f mote Arctic Nov. 18. The in-ners inquest into an aircraft quest will seek to determine the crash which resulted in one of the costliest air searches in northern aviation history may open in Yellowknife, N.W.T., Monday without its star witness. J. C. Cavanagh, an Edmonton lawyer representing Martin Hartwell, pilot of the aircraft, said Friday night he did not know whether his client would be at the inquest. Mr. Hartwell, 46, was rescued 32 days after his twin-engined Beechcraft 18 crashed in the re- causes of the deaths of the pi lot's three pasengers. The passengers were Judith Hill, a 27-year-old northern health services nurse who came from Kingsbridge, Eng., two years ago, and her two Eskimo patients. It was Miss Hill who asked Mr. Hartwell to fly her to Yellowknife so that her patients could be put into hospital. The Beechcraft, owned by Gateway Aviation of Edmonton, slammed into a mountainside 180 miles off course and, when it failed to U.S. Reserve Board hikes interest rate of business in all regions of Canada except British Columbia. Large gains were recorded in the Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Saskatchewan, the only three areas where they do not hold a dominant market share. The survey definition of chains includes convenience and jug-milk stores. Deaths London-John R. Farrow, 50, Associated Press sports editor here from 1959 until 1971, after a lengthy illness. London-Elizabeth' Bowen, 73, distinguished Irish-born novelist and short-story writer. Toronto - Herbert W. McManus, 72, veteran newspaper reporter and magazine editor, after a brief illness. OTTAWA (CP) - The Liberals sat by like spectators at ringside . Friday while Con-servative Leader Robert Stanfield and New Democratic Party Leader David Lewis squared off in the Commons for what seemed at times like the Canadian insult championship. Between them, the two leaders uncorked some of the best one-liners of the session as they debated, ostensibly at least, the merits of Finance Minister John Turners tax-cut and pension-in- ing more than an election and crease budget, said the government could have Mr. Stanfield, denouncing the bought its support for a "nickel NDP decision to vote for the budget and keep the minority Liberals in power, limited himself to a few well-chosen barbs. If the budget is the measure of the New Democrats' bargaining strength, he said, "they have about as much influence as a eunuch in a harem." At another point, he inferred that the'NDP caucus fears noth- Asbestos 'time bomb' threat to Americans Diary of Lieut. Col. G. A. French. Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1874. FRIDAY 17th: Left Depot at 7 a.m. Delayed lVz hours at a mud hole. Overshot the proper watering place and consequently had a long march in the heat of the day, several horses played out. The oxen did not start with us and I saw nothing of them all day. Left a few more men behind with MacLeod to repair carts. Boundary Comm. Rd. apparently changed, made the road longer. Did not arrive at Turtle Head Creek until after 9 at night, and then found no grass. Used some of the last years B. Comm. hay but horses did not care for it, did not pitch tents, men lying under wagons, etc. Land of fair quality, gravel showing near surface. Good wood on Turtle Mountain. Water in large quantity. White is apparently White Water Lake 6 miles north of mountain. SATURDAY 18th: Started at 4 a.m. Morning hot, with strong warm wind. Horses very weak. Stopped at 1 p.m. at a marsh one mile south of road and 14 miles from Turtle Head Creek. Several wagons lagging behind, owing to horses playing out. Prairie set on fire by carelessness on the part of either our men or the half-breeds of Mr. Lavallee's party. I cannot find out which. Marched at 2:30 and arrived at the first crossing of the Souris about 7. Morning march, good land, timber all along slopes of Turtle Mountains. Afternoon no wood in the vicinity of line of march, gravelly subsoil. Two horses left,on road, being unfit to travel. River about 20 yards wide and 2 to 4 feet deep. Considerable current. WASHINGTON (AP) - Calling asbestos a "hidden time bomb," a noted researcher said Friday the fibrous mineral will claim one million American lives by the year 2000. Dr. Irving Selikof of the Mt. Sinai school of medicine in New York said the victims will be persons who are, or have been, working regularly with asbestos. "All will die within the next 30 to 32 years," he told the Senate commerce environmental sub-committee. "It's terrible enough for these one million people, but they're a limited group." Millions of other persons are exposed to asbestos fibres to an unknown degree every day of their lives, without their knowledge, he said. "We are now all contaminated with asbestos," he said. The sub-committee was told that more than 3,000 consumer products and a host of building materials contain asbestos, which accumulates in the human Jung. Beer, liquor, wine, injectable drugs and even water may be contaminated when filtered through asbestos, Selikoff said. Other common sources, he said, are in the talc used in polished ric.e and balloons to keep them from sticking together, and papier mache used in school art classes. The Food and Drug Administration last year issued regulations banning the use of asbestos in garments, and has proposed a ban on asbestos-laden talc in food and food packaging. or-dime' increase in the old-age pension. Mr. Lewis, one of the best orators in  the Commons, ad-' vised Mr. Stanfield to see a psychiatrist. The Opposition Leader used to be a kindly, mild-mannered "nice guy from Halifax,' Mr. Lewis said, but since Parliament opened Jan. 4 he had become a vicious and frustrated man, destroyed by his thirst for power. He said the Conservatives whine repeatedly that the government should be turfed out of office and they should be given a chance. But they had proved in past years they were incapable of running the country. "And when I cut my finger with a knife," the NDP leader said, "I do not keep on cutting my finger with the same knife again." "Its better than cutting your throat," interjected one Conservative MP. Mr. Lewis said the NDP does not have confidence in the government, despite its pledge to support the budget, but neither does it have even the slightest confidence in the "dinosaur-oriented and dinosaur-controlled" Conservative party. WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States Federal Reserve Board has raised its interest rate charged member banks a half percentage point in a credit-tightening move designed to halt inflation. The board announce Friday night its discount rate will go up to Wi per cent from 5 effective Monday. It said it took the action because of the recent increase of short-term interest rates which it described as "an outgrowth of strong credit demands generated by continued rapid economic expansion." Arthur F. Burns, chairman of the board and head of the Nixon administrations committee on interest and dividends, said, however, the nation's banks should exercise restraint in raising interest rates. Burns said also that although the committee recognizes the ability to earn a profit is a ball-mark of the U.S. economic system, "some temporary sacrifice in earning capacity at this point however can contribute to the general economic welfare of the nation." Burns said the committee expects large commercial banks to observe three new standards in setting the prime rate on business loans. Education assistants named EDMONTON (CP) - The appointment' of three assistant deputy ministers was announced Friday by James Foster, Alberta's minister of advanced education. Henry Kolesar will be assistant deputy minister, administrative service; Jack Mitchell .becomes assistant deputy minister, special sendees; and Ray Fast, assistant deputy minister, program services. report, sparked a search which the Canadian Forces estimate cost nearly $2 million. The other victims of the crash were Neemee Nulliayok, a pregnant woman with suspected premature labor, and David Koo-took, 16, suffering from suspected appendicitis. The inquest also will try to determine how air crashes might be avoided in similar circumstances. Mr. Cavanagh said in a brief telephone interview Friday night that he was unable to say whether Mr. Hartwell would be at the inquest. The pilot apparently has been subpoenaed but is outside territorial jurisdiction. "I really don't know," the lawyer said. "I have to consult with him further.' Commenting on the presence in the Northwest Teritories capital of more than 40 representatives of the press, radio and television, Mr. Cavanagh said he didn't want to incur their enmity but he felt "it's un. wan-anted sensationalism." He said he was flying to Yellowknife from Edmonton Monday morning and would not know until then whether Mr. Hartwell would accompany him. The pilot has made a full statement to police about the crash and it is believed this will be introduced at the inquest if he does not appear. The pilot apparently is living in Edmonton and still has plaster casts from his thighs to his toes because of leg fractures suffered in the crash. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES ^liissiu, Weather and road report Hoyt's Congratulates ... the students of Hamilton Junior High on their retracing of this Trek of the N.W.M.P. Remember . . . you olwayi do better at . . . Hoyt'sl SUPER SPECIAL! IDEAL NATURE'S WINDOW As Seen On TV Reg. 3.98 Super Special, Reich 1 �99 Next vote 'decisive' for Levesque MONTREAL (CP) - Rene Levesque told his Parti Que-bocois followers Friday night the Quebec election he expects within a year will be decisive for the six years' work put into the separatist movement in Quebec. The party would not be finished as an electoral force if it suffered reverses in the next election, "but I don't think it's conceivable that the party will fail,to make substantial progress." Lawyer predicts prepaid legal insurance coming TORONTO (CP) - Sydney L. Robins, treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada, said recently prepaid legal insurance for middle-income persons is inevitable because they will not continue to support legal aid for the poor unless their needs are also met. He said that within a few weeks he will set up a special law society committee to produce a design for a prepaid plan, probably similar to the old Physicians Services Inc. program that preceded the current medical care plan in Ontario. "Some kind of plan Is inevitable," he said in an interview after an address to the Lawyers' Club, "because people of modest means aren't going to put up the ante for free legal aid if they can't have their own needs met." He told the lawyers that people whose incomes make The Lethbridge Pemmican Club WOMEN'S ORGANIZATION are having a POT-LUCK SUPPER MONDAY, FEB. 26th at the Pemmican Roomt 9th St. and 5th Ave. S. - 6:15 p.m. Guest Speaker, MRS. ANN STURROCK Provincial P.C. Women's President "FRIENDS AND ESCORTS WELCOME" ttun ineligible for legal aid often can't afford to hire a lawyer. Whether a person qualifies for legal aid depends on the outcome of a detailed examination of all his assets by a government social worker. Mine town problems 'can't wait' GRANDE CACHE (CP) -Listability and insecurity at Grande Cache is the fault of the provincial government," Lloyd Bossert, president of the chamber of commerce in this mining community about 200 miles northwest of Edmonton, said Friday. Commenting on the government's announcement that a public inquiry would be held into the community's problems, Mr. Bossert said it was "unfortunate that they let it deteriorate to the point where this is the only way they can handle it." He said the conservative government spent much less time than necessary helping Grande Cache. Told that the public enquiry will not be completed until summer, Mr. Bossert said the problems here "can't wait that long." One way to restore confidence among Grande Cache residents would be for the government to announce issuance of permits for another strip mine proposed here by Mcln-tyre-Porcupine Mines Ltd. SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:23 SUNSET 6:07 H L , 41 : , 46 . 3-1 32 28 45 . 52 36 44 Pre Communist shells hit ICCS huilding SAIGON (AP) - Communist gunners killed 10 Vietnamese today when their shells struck near a conference room of the Joint Military Commission (JMC) and hit a building that was being remodelled for the International Commission of Control and Supervision (ICCS) Field reports said the shell-ings occurred at Tri Ton, a dis trict town 125 miles southwest of Saigon in the Mekong Delta. Gel s 5 years CALGARY (CP) - Michael George Bohanchuk, 34, of Calgary formerly of Lethbridge, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for intending to wound a city constable by firing a rifle at him. Bohanchuk was convicted by a 12-man jury which acquitted him of attempted murder. He had fired two shots at Constable James Labelle when the police officer attempted to apprehend him (luring a gun battle Nov. 19. lethbridge .   � Pincher Creek . Medicine Hat .. Edmonton ... . Grande Prairie . Banff......... Victoria....... Prince George Kamloops..... Penticton........ 49 Vancouver.......55 Regina.......... 31 Winnipeg........ 13 Toronto.........28 Ottawa..........25 Montreal........ 25 Quebec .........28 Chicago......... 36 New York....... 38 Miami.......... 6? Los Angeles ... . .. 71 Las Vegas.......61 Phoenix......... 6? Denver.......... 55 Low power hurting Montana COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) - The energy crisis is affecting industry in northwestern Montana, says Anaconda Co. aluminum plant official. Kent Newman, in charge of the plant's energy needs, said Friday the supply of electrical power available to the plant is critically low and has been since Oct. 1, 1972. He also said the aluminum plant has been notified power supplies will be low until the end of February and into March. Newman said the Anaconda Co. has had to purchase power from southern California and Canada for its aluminum plant in Columbia Falls this winter and that the electrical power "hasn't come cheap." 21 28 26 12 24 35 25 32 27 37 11 -6 13 5 6 21 31 25 55 53 43 48 32 .09 .05 .19 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, -F o g patches lifting this morning, mainly cloudy with highs 30-35. Light snow Sunday, lows near 20, highs near 30. Chance of freezing rain. Calgary - Weather advisory issued: Today, two to four inches of snow, winds E15-25, liigher snowfall amounts in foothills and highs 25-30 above, more snow Sunday. Lows 15-20. Highs near 25. Columbia, Kootenay - Today, sunny except for patches of valley fog or low cloud this morning, Sunday, cloudy occasional light rain in the afternoon. Highs today mid forties. Lows tonight mid twenties. Highs Sunday near 40. MONTANA East of Continental Divide - Widely scattered snow flurries east and north variable cloudiness southwest through Sunday. Colder east and north today. Highs both days 30s east and north 40s southwest. Lows tonight 10, to 25. West of Continental Divide - Increasing cloudiness today. Widely scattered rain or snow showers tonight and Sunday. Highs both days 35 to 45. Lows tonight 20s. Hunting fees up EDMONTON (CP) - Sport-men in Alberta will have to pay an additional dollar when they purchase hunting or fishing licences this year, Allan Warrack, lands and forests minister, announced Friday. Multi-Unit Press DRILL TRANSPORT ( ) Transport-14" or 15" ( ) Pins - heavy duty �/" wheels standard equipment ( ) Bearings - 114" sealed Timken roller bearings ( ) Frame - 2x3 rectangu-lar steel tubing ( ) Chains - 5/16 proof strength chain diameter ( ) Mounting Brackets - 3 x2xl4" angle or 3x2x 3/16" steel tubing ( ) Hinge Brackets - Adjustable for any width drill GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Courts Highway Phone 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Lethbridge district are in good winter driving condition. Highway 3 West and East are both bare and dry and in good driving condition. Highway 2 North' to Edmonton is mostly bare and dry with occasional slippery sections hi the Edmonton area. Highway 1, Trans-Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff, is mostly bare and dry with a few slippery sections. Banff through to Revelstoke is also in good winter driving condition. The Banff - Radium, and Banff - Jasper highways have both been plowed and sanded and are in good winter driving condition, with some slippery sections. A reminder to motorists that snow-tires or properly-fitting chains are rroandatory while travelling through all national parks, or on ski-access roads. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutta 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; WUdhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;