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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IEIHBRIDGE HERAID Februorv 1977 8UTTE BUSINESSES DESTROYED An explosion in the J. C. Penny Co. building nbout midnight Sunday touched off flames that destroyed almost a block in uptown Cuile, Montana, destroying 10 businesses Early loss estimates surpass the S5 million Hollar mark. Ail local volunteer fire deportments as well as the city fire department fought ihe blaze throughout rhe night. (CP Wirephoto) us still out r vote Lebanese army moves in on Arab stronghold From BEIRUT (CP) The Le- banese army moved into the stronghold of Uie Palestinian Arab guerrillas in southeast Le- banon Monday, raising the pros- peel that it would check guer- rilla raids into Israel. across Uie border I "This time NT; inlcnd to oc- cupy the guerrilla positions and keep said a Lebanese colonel. Guerilla leader Yasir Arafat met with Arab ambassadors in Beirut. Egypt's Middle East news agency reported he asked them to prevent the Lebanese government from curbing gner- Flood death toll reaches 67 mark Electronic technicians were trek on tub ai ail airports liy TIIK CAN MHA.N I'HESS i If they walked uul again, he added, they would slay out ''limn such time as an accept- able eoulrad is .signed." Air rana- arrivnis and ronto Inte cancelled luday because of the pt i p Wirilncbday on a tentative con- tract agreement v.orked out last weekend in Onawa. Jack Stuart, an exeeuiive rtK'inbcr n[ the Toronto unii oi the International Brotherhood oi Electrical said Its lo- cal's panned to stay off lh-2 job until results of. tho vote are But the technicians scheduled A meeting today Lo reconsider their decision. Montreal members originally sidpd with their Toronto coun- luu reIurD terparts ui staying off Lhe job Simmons, a Queen's University lat-or relations professor. It calls for increases in the nine categories of technicians reported that 1Z. ranging between 14 and 22 per in three stages over 25 Ihs retroactive to July 1. The union was demanding 23.7 per cent over 24 months. Mr. Chaine, the Montreal nd departures at To-j cent rnational Airport were mon technicians' strike. Other flights than one were running more hour later. spokesman, said the current Seven flidils were cancelled offer is than before" and two diverted from Toronto Monday night because of fog. Nationwide, the airline re- ported a 10-per-cent cancellation rale on more than 500 flights. It says normal schedules could be resumed within 24 hours of a and he expects it to be turned by the national member- noun ship. MAX, Va. (AP) With 10 Appalachian coal camps in flood-devastated ruin, relief agencies began in earnest today tlie job of finding living quart- ers for the thousands of home- less from Buffalo Creek hollow. Many persons still were re- j polled missing in the wake of Saturday's flood and the deatb i toll stood today at 67. More than persons were left homeless following the flood, caused when tons of water broke tlvrough n mining company dam and spilled through the hollow. Officials of federal and relief agencies Monday night cleared the books out of the public li- brary and began setting up of- fices to provide emergency aid. Monday afternoon the Federal Housing Administration began taking application for emer- gency housing. National Guard troops man- lung bulldozers and other heavy equipment, continued to sift de- but reversed their position at a meeting Monday mght and re- turned to work early today. A Montreal spokesman laid the technicians voted 66 per cent in favor of resuming work because "most ot their brother members from coast to coast have returned to work." Confusion reigned in Halifax. however, where technicians said they would it-port only ou a work-to-nilfi basis. And Andre Chaine of the Montreal local warned that his memiwrs would Co back "at a moment's The tentative agreement was b Ua_ tors foj. mediator Gordon J PM's latest profanity recorded for posterity OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister T. udeau's latest profan- ity in the Commons has been recorded for posterity in Han- AlclwUsm centre lo open June 1 EDMONTON (CP) An al- coholism centre primarily for executives will open June 1 near Devon, 15 miles southwest of Edmonton, it was announced today. The million facility, to be operated by n non profit organization in r e n o v ated Draft dodder I plan would ruin, system i WASHINGTON (AP) Selec- tive Service Director Curtis W7. Tarr lold a Senate hearing Mon- i clay that granting amnesty lo young men who avoided the United States mDilary draft rather than fight in Vietnam would wreck the military induc- tion process and he unfair to those who have served willingly, j fanily. Tarr said that even i! am-1 MPs demanded that the nesty were coupled with alter- mark be recorded in the official native civilian service Ihe con-1 record. Jolrn Lundrigan sard, official record of debates. The printed version of Han- sard appeared today with en ex- change between Opposition-. Leader Robert Stanfield and the j 15 prime m'nister, ending with Mr. Trudeau saying: "That was your God damned question." It followed questions by Mr. Stanfield Monday over remarks the, prime minister had made last year when Mr. Tnideau's apparent mouthed obscenity never was recorded in the ver- batim record of Commons de- bates. leave U of A over problems EDMONTON (CP) More about plenty of jobs in Sudbury, j than students left the Uni- Ont. The draft version of Monday's versity of Alberta in the 1970-71 brls in search of bodies and sur- vivors. Officials reported Monday night they had accounted for 158 survivors from tliis community of Lorado who had escaped the flood by scaling a hill to another town. Lines began forming Monday as displaced persons applied for homes furnished by relief. Mobile emergency federal funding began rolling into Logan to ac- commodate the homeless. New grain subsidy will be changed OTTAWA (CP) The govern- ment's new subsidy for grain growers will continue beyond this year but not necessarily in the same form, the Commons was told today by Otto Lang, minister responsible for the Ca- nadian wheat board. The eventual form of the sub- sidy, now described as a two- price system for wheat, will be established after further discus- sions with producer associa- tions, Mr. Lang said. rilhi activity in the 100-squaro- mile area which the government turned over to the Palestinians in 1909. The Lebanese troops ad- vanced in thfc wake of with- d r a w i n g Israeli forces who claimed they killed about y> guerrillas nnd wounded nearly 100 in four days of air and gound attacks that left the Pal- eslinins' stronghold in the Ar- kob region "in complete disar- ray." An Israeli military spokesman in Tel Aviv said Israeli casual- ties totalled 11 wounded and that all liad returned fo duly. Communique from Hie guer- rillas put their losses at 20 dead and 35 wounded' and Lebanese sources reported two civilians and 10 Palestinian refugees killed. The Israelis claim there arc guerrillas in the area, WARNED VILLAGERS The Israeli attack began Fri- day in retaliation for guerrilla raids last week that killed five Israelis. As the Israeli forces withdrew Monday, they left leaflets in Arabic warning of further assaults unless the Le- banese government halted guer- rilla activity. They also warned the villagers to remove the guerrillas from their midst or expect more damage to their homes and villages. The UN Security Council in a resolution voted unanimously early Monday demanded that Israel stop her attacks and withdraw from Lebanon. An Israeli army said one objective of the opora- I ion had been to try to make the Lebanese army reassert its au- thority over the area. Lebanon's dilemma is that the country Is morally bound by the 19C9 Cairo agreement to assist the Palestinian resistance movement by allowing com- mando bases in the country. One suggestion to the govern- ment, he said, is that the money be included in the farm income stabilization plan. A bill to es- tablish the plan was withdrawn last fall by the government in the face of opposition criticism and is to be rc-subirjlied to the Commons at a later date. Tha two-price system is ex- pected this year to pay grain- growers on the Prairies and wheat farmers in the rest ot Canada up to each. It will College criticizes govL payments EDMONTON fCP) In- equality of payments to Cam- rose Lutheran College compar- ed with niter junior colleges in Alberta was criticized Monday by Geoffrey Saxton, chairman of I he board ot regents of the college in the central Alberta town of Carnrose. "There is a differential o f per student .n government payments something which did not exist alxnit three years ago when tlie difference in pay- ments per student was about DISCUSS PROBLEM He said in an interview, the college has a good relationslup with advanced Education Min- ister Jim Foster and that two meetings have been held re- cently to discuss the problem. "I am sure the minister wants this inequality recti- fied." Mr. Saxlon, an Edmonton lawyer, said that as a result of the low government payments for the school's 370 studenls, the college faces a serious fi- nancial situation, "If we get to within 5150 of the public college grants now we might stand a chance. But if it's a few ycnrs from now, we won't mnkc it." LISTS DEBTS Mr. Saxlon said the liberal arts college was in debt to the Cnmrose branch of the provincial treasury at the end of 1371. It also was unable to make its annual pay- ment to the Treasury. The op- erating deficit for the year was "Through nrassive cuts, though not yet in students, we are projecting a operat- ing sui-plus this he said, explaining, however, that this did not Include the annual trea- sury payment. "We have made our case to advanced Education Minister Jim Foster as strongly as we can but so far we've heard rjothuig. I can't believe Mr. Foster wants us to go belly up." ALLOWANCE CUT ZAGREB, Yugoslavia (AP) Students who participated in demonstrations to protest the distribution of foreign exchange income have had their study al- lowances; suspended, press ports said. Weather and road report SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET H LPre Lclhbriilge.......-3 -8 M Piiicher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff Calgary Victoria Penticton Prince George .47 .12 .01 .0! year because they j be based on the size of domestic Hansard first recorded the pro I were having 'personal prob-; sales of whsat used for human 60 million bushels. tinned functioning of inductions would bo in serious question. Tarr testified as the judiciary subcommittee of Senator Ed- ward M. Kennedy (Dem Mass.) began three days of bearings into the current administration of the selective sen ice system and Ihe possibility of granting amnesty or other forms of clem- ency to men who have left the i Ink tosser Dr. Charles Aharan, execu- tive director of the centre and who has served for the last 18 years as regional director ot the Alcoholism and Ad- diction He-search Foundation in London. On'., made the an- nouncement at a news confer- ence. He said the centre will work Current estimales are that I TO.CiTO or more Americans of draft age have left the U.S. since 19S8 and that up to 500 are serving jail terms for their re- fusal to indue'.ed. Tarr granting amnesty if a man serves tie country apart from the armed services would 1 really be an acceptance of a university report showed Monday. The report, Sludent With- drawals, was prepared by the j Ganrier-Tiull'ngalci rcfercd to i university's office of institu- the "fuddle duddle'1 controversy tional research and planning. Academic difficulties, finan- cial trouble, extracurricular in- volvement, poor health and un- satisfactory living conditions were the other main causes listed by dropouts. Of the who dropped be- cause of personal problems, 82.5 per cent were fulltime slu- tPTllI rJcnls' 15 per cenl wcre palt" BRUSSELS (Rcuter) Brussels court sentenced Mar- ie-Louise Kvvaitkowski today to six months in of them suspended for throwing ink at British Prime Minister i-'ihvaid Heath in Brussels Jan. Trade balance deeper in red WASHINGTON (Renter) Tlie United Stales balance of j Kamloops SO IS .15 -4-10 -3 -5 -3 -9 -3-16 -1 -8 1.42 -5 -9 .20 50 .20 54 43 .05 7 2 trade fell deeper into the red l2st month ns imports faster than exports, the com- merce department reports. Tlie deficit for last month to- talled ?319 million compared with a shortfall of million for December. Exports were 9.4 per cent higher nl 44.221 billion but im- ports climbed by a steeper 9.9 per cent to billion. With t h e exception of the monthly surplus in September, the U.S. foreign trade account has been languishing in serious deficit since last April. Vancouv. r Saskatoon Kegina Winnipeg Toronto.........3( Ottawa 34 Montreal 35 St. John's........25 Halifax........315 CharloHctown :I5 53 40 .59 2-18 .011 -1 -1 .03 4 -15 .01 29 20 .01 19 .09 on the problems of alcohol de-: selective conscientious objection pendency among management-' only to those who Bad level workers. He added the i evaded 1 he law. executive oflen is reluctant to Senator P.obcrL Tafl (Re expose his problems to his as- j Ohio) has introduced legislation wanting amnesty after the end of hostilities in Vietnam under licipaie for at least a year and certain conditions, including ac- tlie program will be conducted ceptance of induction or alterna- nt the centre and at patients'; five work in civilian govern- homes. i merit sen ice. sociates and subordinates. A client must agree to par- Healing Shrinks Piles, Checks Itch Exclusive healing substance proven to shrink hemorrhoids...nnd repair damaged (issue. A rcr.n1.' rc.c.irch inuilute a healing .inbslnnce (Rio- h.n a healing sub- quietly help.; hral VM'.'I 1.12 to shrink injured celts nncl slunijl.ilcs Tc-.e-- il.i.ii c in ofl'crc-l in ointment and r.uppoM- -.fee.Is up licaling lory form culled I'rep.ir.ilion H. c-. 'd. n. IN. ir it.ic. II.M.CS. In acldilcnn lo actiuliy slliinV- One licmr.rrrinidiil case his- ing hemorrhoids. Preparation tori ?.llcr imported lubricates ind nlakci climina- ir.lr'iovcmcni." linn less painful.TI r.nti promptly mul frilly inffciirn v.hich is a sl-lled cause rdicvt.l reduction or of hemorrhoids. rcir.-.clionOHnr.kingl.onkpl.uc. Jm( for And most ihis Prcparanon H or ir-nic.-.cnicni rnauuninrd m Prcpnralion II a srcci-ll cui.hniK'ii a period of imm Ct J'OUr mCinty llie-cleMsamlolnerationswac rtfllnt1cd- en p.'ilicnK a xnrcely of .-rmnrrlmi.lal gjj I J jj'sJ.J All this was accomplished The 31-year-old German-born blonde u'ho was also fined.about S30 told the court, during a two- hour hearing she had not acted simply Jo settle a personal score v.'iih the prime minisler, but hnd acted out of a political con- viction that Heath was not a suitable premier. Heath was in Brussels to sign (ho trcaly of accession to Uie Common j ;md watched by millions i on Miss Kwait- kuwski threw the ink over the pri me minislcr's face and t-IoLhcs. Hijacker's trial set foi- April 10 'CP) r.iui .10- scpli Cini. with scvc.n offences !lic hijnek- of an Air Cnnada jet Nov. 12. is to stand trial April 10. The. tlalc was set when he ep- in Alberts Oinrt. Monday for arraignment. Thfl hijacking on (lildit (rrmi Vancouver to To rentn. including two tacdinRs at. Grwit Falls, Mont., and end- ed wlion Ihe crew overpowered the man while fcpproacliing (.'alparj- International AiqKi-t. Tin1 chairs against f'ini, 27, ranco from pos.so.wion of a pro- hihilccl lo kidnapping ncd ntortlon. Levesque, Lewis siiare platform at union rally MONTREAL (CP) David Lewis, national cratic Party I Afao< Naai 1 J livUtf 30-DAY OUTLOOK Most portions of Canada can expect below normal temperatures in the next 30 days according lo tho United Slalni wonlhc.T bureau. Precipita- tion expected to be moderalo in the Proirics and the Moriiimos while of Onlario ond Brilish Columbia will heavy prucipltation. (CP Wirophoto) Tlie two were among speakers attending a union rally in Mont- real Forum organized by the Quebec Federation of Later. "It seems to me there was a mixlui-e of attitudes in the crowd." Mr. Ix-wis said in an interview after his speech. "There we-e some people con- cerned about unemployment, many thinking about political action on Ihe federal level, many supporting the Parti Que- bocois and some supporting other political solutions. "I don't tliink you can build H valid poliiical movemenl out of mixed bag like this." Mr. Levesque described the rally, attended by more than people, as "a happening." "H docs confirm, however, that there is .something here drawing ali .sorts of different pccple together. It is very ten- uous but there seems lo he some sort of mainstream feeling towai-ds unily in Quebec." SAYS YKAILS WASTED In his speech, Mr. I.euis .said the "Trudeau years" have been wasled for the working man and all Canadians, nnd blamed Uie Trudeau government for creat- ing mass unemployment "Unemployment is unaccepta- ble, cruel and inexcusable in D country us rich as the NDP leader said. "A govern- ment which docs not support the working man has no longer any right lo govern. "As long as Ihe threat of un- employment is over their heads, as long as governments mako themselves Ihe sei'vanls of big business, workers will have to organize themselves lo show discontent." The. rally broke Inlo yells nnd boos at one point when Cler- mont Simard, in his mid-20s nnd a member of B union affiliated wilh the Confederation of Na- tional Trmlc Unions, said the Pnrli Qncbccois would not re- place I lie capitalist sys-lem. "II will replace AngloSaxon capitalists with French-Cana- dian ho said over shouts from the crowd. Frcdericlon Chicago York Miami Los Aneeles 20 20 .27 21 .02 17 .17 38 44 Las Vegas Phoenix Honolulu .........77 Rome...........54 Paris........... London -10 Berlin.......... 37 Amsterdam 48 Moscow 2U Stockholm....... 32 Tokyo........... 52 39 53 51 ni GJ 55 ft! (il 85 52 71 38 37 rORECAST: Calgary day: Snowflurries. VVindu NE 15 20 giving drilling snow. 10 15 below. Wednes- day: A few sunny periods, Litlle temperature change. Medicine Hal Today: Snow changing to snowflurries this afternoon. Winds NE15 giving drifting snow. Highs near zero. Lows 10-15 below. Wednesday: A few sunny periods. Littla temperature change. Colmnbia Kootenay Today aJid Wednesday: Mainly cloudy with periods of snow in the Co- lumbia district and just B few snowflurries elsewhere. Moder- ate northerly winds escept mode-rale southerly In the southern Koolenay d 1 s trict. Highs both days 35 to 40 In the extreme soulli 15 lo 20 'n the north. Lows tonight 10 to 20. TUonlnna Enst of Continen- tal Divide Today: Snow at times decreasing tonight. Part- ly cloudy Wednesday. Continu- ed cold east and north mild EouLhwesl. Highs both days 5 to 20 easl and north 45 lo 55 south- west, laws tonight 5 above to 10 below and north 30s southwest. of Continental Today: Sea I lewd showers. Partly cloudy tlus afternoon through Wednesday. Cooling trend. Higlis today 35 lo 45. Lows ton'ght 15 lo 25. Highi Wednesday 30s. THE ROCK-O-MATIC PICKER Well eonslrueled and lested on many different fields. Will clean small and large stones fasler to enable eorly spring work. MAKE MORE PROFIT WITH LESS WORK Dcmonitrdlion and Dclnili Available From Ken Dickion GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Phono 328 1141 Lelhbridge OFFICIAL AS OF A.M TODAY COURTESY OF AM A Highway 1, Nanton to Car- way, snow covered. Highway 3, Grassy Lake to Coaldalc, travel lanes arc bare, Coaldnlc to Monarch, snow covered, wheel tracks are bare. Monarch to Lnndbrcck, cover- ed will) a layer of light packed snow. lo the B.C. border, covered with packed snow. Highway 1, Lethbridfic to Coutls. travel lanes are bare. TliKlnv.'iy 5, LcthbriclRc lo Sprinp Coulee, snow covered, M'lipol (racks bore. Spring Con- IPS lo Walcrton, snow covered. Highway 6, Pincher Creek to Watprton, snow covered. Highway nnd 2r, snow cov- ered, wheel tracks bare. Highway oG, Tabor (o Vaux- hnll, travel lanes mostly hare. Vanxliall to Soandin, snow cov- ered, wheel tracks bare. Highway G2 from Magralh lo (he Mclnlyro Hill, snow cover- ed, whirl tracks hare, remain- dor lo Del Bonila, snow cover- ed TMglmny 1. Trans Canada Highway, Calgary lo Banff, 4 inches of new snow. Banff lo fJoklen, good (ravelling condi- liiin Ilirougli lo Hie Eisenhower .liMiclion hut Ihrre, is no report for the remainder lo Golden. Gn'dcn lo Rovclsloke is closed. Rant f-K-c'iiim n-d E-nrf- highvr.ys r.rc clo- TORTS OF ENTRY (Opening rcml Closing Contl.1 hours; Carway 9 a.m. lo (i p.m.; liimila (I .in. lo f< p.m.; llooseville. B.C. !1 a.m. lo fi p.m.; Kingsgiile, 11.C., 21 hours; I'orlhill llykcrls n n.m. lo midnight. Chief Mountain closed, Wlldhorse, fl a.m. lo E p.m. ;