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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD - Wednesday, February 28, 1973 Tremor rocks east coast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A tremor shook eastern Pennsylvania and areas in Delaware and Maryland for several seconds early today. No injuries or major damage were reported. The tremor occurred at about 3:30 a.m. EST. A spokesman for the National Earthquake Information Centre at Boulder, Colo., said it had no initial measurement of any East Coast tremor. He added that any tremor would not be connected with the "major earthquake" centred in the Kuril Islands in the northern Pacific at 1:38 a.m. EST today. A spokesman said the Kuril Islands quake was shallow and apparently caused extensive surface waves. Avalanches kill 8 persons BAD GASTEIN, Austria (Reuter) - Eight persons were feared killed by avalanches in the Austrian Alps Tuesday. Two Austrian roadworkers died in a snowslide near this ski resort. A search for four other workmen was called off at night because of the risk of fresh slides. TV a four were thought to be dead. Two skiers were killed on the Moersbachalm range in Styria as heavy snow cascaded down the mountains. They were n o t immediately identified. The accidents brought the known death toll from avalanches in Austria to 19 in four weeks. If the four missing men are dead, the total will be 23. Drought areas aided ROME (Reuter) - A major emergency program is under way to combat a devastating drought in six West African countries, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced here Tuesday. Both human beings and livestock are threatened with death from hunger and thirst in the six sub-Saharan countries-Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Upper Volta, Niger and Chad, it stated. The program has already been allotted 50,000 tons of food grains worth $7.7 million by the World Food Program. FAO said the drought had been continuous for five years. Newspaper editorials help JERUSALEM (AP) - Foreign Minister Abba Eban said Tuesday there is "growing understanding" in the world for Israel's decision to fire on a Libyan airliner that was shot down in the Sinai Desert last week. Eban told parliament that newspaper editorials and other foreign comment, which he said were initially hostile toward the Israeli action, now are con- centrating on proposed ways of preventing similar incidents. The foreign minister said "we still hope, out of respect for the victims," that Arab governments will agree on a "hot line" with Israel to stave off similar disasters. French Ambassador Francis Hure said the Israeli foreign ministry has approved a team of Air France aviation experts to investigate the disaster. Students favor impeachment WINDSOR, Ont. (CP) - Students at the University of Windsor voted Tuesday to impeach a student government president whose administration is alleged to have bought and distributed marijuana. The referendum was called after the campus newspaper, The Lance alleged that Student's Administrative Council funds were used to buy $175 worth of marijuana. In an editorial calling for Gerry Gagnon's impeachment, The Lance charged that the marijuana was later distributed free to students in the university's cafeteria, library and elsewhere on campus. Gagnon, whose term would have expired next month, was opposed by 333 of the students who voted. Only 127 students supported him. Five die in ship fire DARTMOUTH, N.S. (CP) -Five crew members died when fire broke out aboard the West German trawling factory ship Julius Pickenpack on marine slips here early today. Police said the bodies of four crew members were pulled from the chared interior of the 1,564-ton vessel at midday. The body of a fifth man was recovered earlier. Police spokesman had said during the morning that they had recovered one body and were searching for only one other, but later reported that four bodies were found in the ruins. The ship carried a crew of Germans and Portugueue. One crew man said in an in terview this morning he was awakened about 4:30 a.m. by someone shouting "fire!' He said he scrambled to. the bridge and set off a general alarm. The rest of the 52-man crew were evacuated in various stages of undress_s.hQrii's; after the fire broke" out. .*r Diary of Lieut. Col. G. A. French. Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1874. WEDNESDAY 22nd: Started at 6 a.m., weother not quite so warm, soil better. No water during the morning march or afternoon march till orrival at the second crossing of the Souris. Good ford hers but approach very steep. The innermost wagons delayed several hours. Horses apparently doing better. I insisted on the men dismounting and walking on foot every alternate hour and I propose continuing this to relieve the horses. River ! 0 yards wide and from one to two feet deep, strong current flowing south. Would you liko to be able to follow tho N.W.M.P. march west with the help of a map? Our students are just completing a map which shows eath night's stop as well as points of interest mentioned in the diary. Send 25c to N.W.M.P. Project, Hamilton Ju nior High, Leth-bridge. Riley & McCormick Centre Village Mall Phono 328-5644 Also Congratulate . . . The Students of Hamilton Junior High on their retracing of this Trek of the RCMP We're lethbridge's leading Western Store, featuring tho largest selection of Western Wear and Saddlery in Southern Alberta. Turner budget okay expected Sidewalk survivors With combat at the front abated, this young Saigon beggar and his small sister continue their fight to survive on the sidewalks of what was once the "Paris of the Orient." The plastic cup is for money from passerby. The battered crib is an old American C-rations container. Hold 10 hostage0 Indian group controls small town WOUNDED KNEE. S.D. (AP) - About 200 members of the American Indian Movement (A.I.M.) were in control of this small town today and were holding about 10 of its residents hostage, authorities reported. One A.I.M. leader said the Indians have vowed "to die if necessary" unless their demands were met. About 90 law enforcement of- Consumer data warning issued By STEPHEN SCOTT | OTTAWA (CP) - The Consumers Association of Canada says it is time consumers became concerned about the amount and availability of information about them that is getting into data banks. President Maryon Brechin of Toronto said Tuesday the consumer must demand safeguards to make sure information about them does not get into authorized hands. In an interview in advance oE Consumers Week in Canada, winch starts Thursday, Mrs. Brechin said the prospect of information on everything from health to credit being gathered in one bank and available to a number of persons with varying interests "is rather horrifying." WANT MORE RIGHTS She also said the association wants stronger support for those seeking credit to see the records kept on them by credit bureaus, and for the right to have erroneous information corrected. Some provinces had moved in the right direction, but only Manitoba had what she called perfect legislation. She said it was good that medical records are being put into banks so that a new doctor could get background information on a patient by pushing a button, but if insurance companies or government also could get the same information, that would be an invasion of privacy. Mrs. Brechin said the association wants legislation requiring that credit reporting agencies be licensed; that individuals be notified when a credit report is made; that a credit reporting agency make an individuals file available to him; and that credit reporting agencies correct or delete erroneous infor-m a t i o n and inform all recipients of the erroneous information of the revision. The Associated Credit Bureaus of Canada has established a voluntary code of ethics that in part meets the association demands, but the CAC is still concerned because too little action was taken by government at any level, she said. 13 accidents recorded on highway EDMONTON (CP) - There have b3en 13 traffic accidents in the last ;\) years on the section of Highway 16 where Len Werry, Alberta's minister of telephones and utilities, was killed in a car-truck collision Sunday, Highway Minister Clarence Copithorne said Tuesday. Two people were killed and six injured in the accidents, Mr. Copithorne said in an interview. The government, will proceed with reconstruction of a 10-mile stretch of the highway east of Edson this summer, he said, at a cost of $6 million. The new highway is scheduled for completion in 1976 and will eliminate many existing dangerous curves. Mr. Copithorne said the corner where Mr. Worry's car collided willi a truck "was not particularly bad" in terms of the number of accidents. "It is a bad stretch of road but there are many, many more corners that are far worse." Mr. Copithorne said there had been four accidents - Mr. Worry's was the first fatal one -since the speed limit on the curve was reduced to 45 from 55 miles an hour in 1966. Mr. Appointment of ombudsman recommended QUEBEC (CP) - Programs designed to integrate immi-grants into French-Canadian life and "selective" immigration are recommended in the third volume of the Gendron commission report, tabled in the Quebec national assembly Tuesday. The report also recommends the government appoint an ombudsman to protect immigrants' rights, adopt a human rights charter and set up a human rights commission to guard against violations and all forms of discrimination. The first two volumes of the report on the use of the French language also tabled in the national assemfoly Tuesday, were leaked earlier to Montreal Le Devoir. They recommended that French become the official and working language of Quebec but that English retain legal status as a "national" language and no change be made in legislation allowing parents to determine their child's language of instruction. Since coming to power in 1970, Premier Robert Bourassa ha.'< said no language policy would be prepared until the Gendron report was concluded. When the report appeared, Education Minister Francois Cloutier said it would be a major part of any such pociy but the government was not bound by it and could go farther if necessary. The report's recommendation that no immediate changes be made in education legislation fuelled an attack by government critics who believe immigrants opt for the English system and should ho forced to go to French schools. fjcers sealed off the area on the < Pine Ridge Indian reservation in southwestern South Dakota after the takeover Tuesday night by the militant Indian j group. j Joseph H. Trimibach, special FBI agent in charge of the Minneapolis division, said the Indians were holding the hostages in the town's four or five buildings and shots were fired at any approaching car. Carter Camp, a national A.I.M. co-ordinator reached by telephone, said "we have made a complete commitment to die if necessary" if the United States government is not willing to take steps to redress what the Indians regarded as injustices. Camp said the Indians are holding the priest of a Roman Catholic church among the hostages. "The church sits on high ground and gives a commanding view of the area. We have the men and the weapons to hold it." ARMED WITH RIFLES Camp said a number of the Indians are armed with high-powered rifles. He would not confirm or deny an FBI report that one man had shot himself and had been taken to hospital. The A.I.M. leader said the hostages "have not been harmed or maltreated and they will not be harmed." He said, however, that a number of demands must be met before the town of about 1,000 is vacated and the hostages released. He said the demands in-| eluded: -"The Senate committee headed by Senator Ted Kennedy launch an immediate investigation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the department of the interior for their handling of the Ogallala Sioux nation." -"That Senator William Ful-bright investigate the 371 literature lecture at U of L A public lecture on pre-rev olutionary Russian - Jewish literature will be held at the University of Lethbridge Thursday. Dr. A. A. Levin of the University of Calgary will be speaker. The lecture is sponsored by the U of L's history department and will be held in room D630 of the Academic-residence Building beginning at noon. By JEAN-GUY CARRIER OTTAWA (CP) - The minority Liberal government faces its third and final test of the six-day budget debate today when the Commons votes on a motion to approve Finance Minister Jolin Turner's financial and economic proposals for the next fiscal year. Continuing New Democratic support of such items as tax and tariff cuts and pension increases leaves little doubt the government will survive without trouble. The 140-111 defeat Monday of a Conservative budget amendment was a clear indication of this. At times the number of members in their seats Tuesday drifted dangerously close to the 20 needed for a quorum in the 264-seat House. Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield was home with the flu and most other front-benchers filtered away early in the afternoon. The floor was left to novice members, many of whom were making their first Commons speeches. The subjects raised seldom had anything to do with economics, but rules allow members to wander freely in their discourse. Gus Mitges (PC-<3rey-Sim-coe) declared himself foursquare for national unity and berated members who use bili- ngualism for "political or personal gain." Dan McKensrie (PC-Winnipeg South Centre) said the federal bilingualism program must be made more flexible to allay western fears. Leonard Hopkins (L-Renfrew North-Nipissing East), a veteran member, wanted a pas-s e n g e r-lrain tourist route opened through the Ottawa and Madawaska valleys. John Harney (NDP-Toronto Scarborough West) was notably bitter about the budget. "I am not too sure the government knows where it is going," Mr. Harney said. The budget speech delivered by Mr. Turner was like a friendly membership report to a gathering cf colleagues in a private club, he said. "There is no attempt to understand what is happening in the country." Consumer Affairs Minister Herb Gray said the assorted reductions in federal sales taxes, excise taxes and customs duties will put an extra $1.3 billion in the pockets of consumers. One of the few bursts of laughter in the day was occasioned by the return of Social Credit Leader Real Caouette. He had been absent from the Commons for several weeks because of an ilbies be called "bilingualism." "I had the English flu,' he said. treaties between the federal government and the Indians to show how the government has failed to live up to the terms of the treaties. We can prove the United States never keeps its treaty conimitments." -"That the Ogallala Sioux be allowed to elect their own officials. Those now in office are just puppets. They need traditionalists." STORE ROBBED Trimbach said the A.I.M. group entered Wounded Knee at approximately 10 p.m. EST Tuesday night and allegedly robbed a store for weapons. He said the A.I.M. demands were sent to Washington and added that the FBI was waiting for instructions from the capital. Camp said it "is symbolic that we have seized Wounded Knee and there is a definite threat that another massacre could occur here." "We are not going to give in without a fight." Wounded Knee was the site hi 1890 of a bloody battle between Sioux Indians and federal troops in which about 200 Indian men, women and children were lulled. The battle marked an end to fighting between Indians and white men in the Dakota Territories. Freight derailed ZEMBRO, Alta. (CP) - An eastbound freight train carrying sulphur and propane was derailed on the Canadian National Railways mainline near this community today. About 25 cars went off the tracks, forcing rerouting of all CN eastbound passenger and express trains, said Mike Williams, CN chief relations manager in Edmonton. Mr. Williams said the derailment occurcd at 4:45 a.m. MST. Zembro is 170 miles southeast of Edmonton. Youngster lulled by IRA sniper BELFAST (Reuter) - A 13-year-old boy died in a hospital at Newry in Northern Ireland early today after being admitted with gunshot wounds. A British Army spokesman said that a shot was fired at an army patrol in Newry and the fire was returned, hitting one person. A crowd gathered and hampered security forces in their investigation. Later a 13-year old boy was admitted to a hospital in Newry and died of his wounds. One policeman was killed and a second critically wounded Tuesday when gunmen fired on their patrol car with automatic weapons near Lurgan, 15 miles southwest of Belfast. The dead man, William Wylie, joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary two years ago and had a six-month-old baby boy. SERGEANT CHARGED A British Army sergeant, Clive Williams, 25, appeared in court in Belfast Tuesday charged with the attempted murder of three men. The sergeant was also accused with army Capt. James McGregor, 29, of possessing a sub-machine-gun and eight rounds of ammunition without authority. Williams pleaded not guilty. In London. Prime Minister Edward Heath promised in Parliament to take "urgent action" to impose stricter control over private weapons in Northern Ireland. Up to now the Conservative government had appeared reluctant to act on calls by the Opposition Labor party and republican groups for tighter curbs on the 105,000 legally-held private firearms in Northern Ireland. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS iTHE r-~ Weather and road report SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:15 SUNSET 6:14 H L Pre Lethbridge .... . .. 43 23 Pincher Creek .. .. 50 30 Medicine Hat ... .. 55 27 Edmonton...... . 16 8 .03 Grande Prairie . . 10 -1 .30 Banff......... .. 44 25 Calgary....... .. 46 18 , 52 40 .10 Penticton ...... .. 50 29 Prince George ... . 46 30 Kam loops ...... . 53 35 Vancouver...... . 51 43 .03 Saskatoon...... . 15 2 .01 Regina........, . 26 22 , . Winnipeg...... .. 20 14 .01 Toronto........ .. 18 2 . 5 -3 -6 St. John's...... .. 16 5 .05 Halifax......... . 16 -1 Charlottetown ... . 0 -10 Fredericton ... . .. 13 -10 25 New York...... . 32 20 t m Miami......... . 78 57 Los Anglees ... . .. 62 56 .31 Las Vegas...... . 68 53 Phoenix ...... . .. 75 53 64 .. 50 28 30 London ........ .. 46 39 . 36 25 Amsterdam ... .. 39 27 Moscow......... 32 28 Stockholm.......32 19 .. Tokyo........... 57 41 ... FORECAST: Lethbridge 7 Medicine Hat-Calgary - Today: Mostly sunny today, strong west winds along the foothills this afternoon. Highs today and Thursday 40-50. Thursday: Mainly sunny. Lows 20-30. Columbia Koolenay - Today and Thursday: Mostly cloudy. A few showers in the Columbia district mixed with snow overnight. Highs both days near 40 in the Columbia district and mid 40s in tihe Kootenay. Lows overnight 25 to 30, . MONTANA East of Continental Divide - Fair and mild today. Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday with scattered rain or snow showers over mountains and few rain showers at lower elevations. Highs today and Thursday 45 to 55. Lows tonight 25 to 35. West of Continental Divide - Becoming cloudy today with widely scattered rain or snow showers late this afternoon thru Thursday. Highs today 45 to 55. Lows tonight 25 to 35. Highs Thursday mostly 40s. Multi-Unit Press DRILL TRANSPORT illil ( ) Transport-14" or 15" ( wheels standard equipment ( ( ) Bearings - VA" sealed Tim ken roller bearings ( ) Frame - 2x3 rectangu- / lar steel tubing ( ) Chains - 5/16 proof strength chain GENERAL Courts Highway ) Pins - heavy duty 3A" diameter ) Mounting Brackets - 3 x2xV4" angle or 3x2x 3/16" steel tubing ) Hinge Brackets - Adjustable for any width drill Phone 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA Highway 2 north to Edmonton. Highway 3 west to the B.C. border, Highway 3 east to Medicine Hat and all highways south of Lethbridge are bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff is also in good driving condition with some slippery sections. Banff - Revelstoke is mostly bare with occasional slippery sections. Banff - Kadium and Banff' Jasper highways will have some slippery sections, however they have been plowed and sanded. Motorists are reminded that snow tires or properly fitting chains are mandatory when travelling in all national parks and on ski access 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.; Kingsgatc, B.C.; 24 hours; Porthill Rykorts 8 A.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain dosed; Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p,m, ;