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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta I FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY 25-30 ABOVI The Lethbridae Herald VOL. LXV No. IB LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 38 PAGES CATS ARENT SO DUMB With cold of winter tettled on the outdoort warmth ii hard to find. But these three eats found a spot. They huddled under a car idling on a Saskatoon street. They found not only shelter from the wind, but warmth from the vehicle's exhaust system. Relief wheat ship missing OTTAWA (CP) Indonesia, at the request of the Canadian government, is looking for a ship carrying Canadian relief wheat for East Bengal which has dis- appeared because of "misunderstandings" over slip- ping charges. An external affairs department spokesman said that tire Pretty, carrying tons of wheat for East Bengal, left Singapore in December apparent- ly looking for a place to sell its cargo. The owners of the vessel have probably instructed the captain to take off, sell the wheat and deduct freight charr-s from the price, the spokesman said. Misunderstandings arose when the Pretty, along with four other chartered ships, picked up the wheat at Chittagong from a larger ship for delivery to Singa- pore, the spokesman added. The wheat was to be temporarily stored in Singa- pore while authorities for United NStions relief opera- tions waited for the India-Pakistan ,war to end. Owners of the Pretty have been paid certain amount of the shipping costs, but the said they are requesting an "exorbitant" amount about for shipping the grain now. The other four ships unloaded their cargo at Singa- pore. The spokesman said omer Canadian missions In Hie region are on the lookout for the Pretty. The wheat, worth about would be added to an- other tons of wheat temporarily stored in Singa- pore waiting shipment to East Bengal. The ship is owned by a firm in Famagusla, Cyprus. Pencils deadly EDMONTON (CP) High concentrations of lead In file paint on some yellow pencils sold in Canada could cause fatal poisoning among pencil chewers, an anti-pollution organization said here. Bruce Martin of STOP, an acronym for Save To- morrow Oppose Pollution, who conducted a study in Edmonton said he estimates a child would have to eat the paint on four of the highest rated pencils in six weeks for fatal lead poisoning to occur. The principal hazard is that lead is a cumulative poison which builds up in the system, he said. STOP said it had chemists analyse five brands of pencils .readily available in Edmonton. It found that two of the brands contained between 1B.8 and 23.2 per cent lead in the yellow paint while the three others had lesser amounts. STOP said the hazardous products division of the federal department of consumer affairs had told them that pencil manufacturers have been advised that it will be recommended to the minister that a ban on the use of leaded paint on pencils should be intro- duced under the Hazardous Products Act. A recent study by the New York health depart- ment found that 51 of 138 pencils tested had levels of lead exceeding the one per cent allowed by law in the United States. A high lead content in the paint gives pencils a smooth, glcisy finish. Flying myths exploded COPENHAGEN (AP) Plane passengers who chew gum or drink just before lake-off may have more than nerves or queasy stomachs to worry about; two doctors here warn. Writing in Uie journal Nordisk Medicin, Drs. Johannes Hagolslecn and Kniid Jesscn explode some popular myths about wlx> can fly and how Ihcy can stay healthy up hi Uie clouds. They sny the gum-clicwor risks swallowing air that can lend to hiccups or gastric trouble. Alcoholic bever- ages are no remedy for air sickness, and may lend lo a hnngover that feels worse In Ihc air than on the ground. Hngolstecn and Josscn recommend water or simu- lated swallowing. They suggest choosing a scat near left wing where the effects ot the plane's move- ment are smallest. Then tire passenger should lean back far as possinto and quietly at tbe cdllnf. 'He said his first words todar -Yankee Nova Scotia bank chief officer dies TORONTO (CP) F. Wil- liam Nicks, chairman and chief executive officer of the Bank of Nova Scotia died here today. He was 65. Cause of death was not dis- closed. Born and educated in Winni- peg Mr. Nicks joined the bank there in 1923. He held a series of bank positions in cities across Canada and became general manager in and a vice- president and director in 1957. He was named president and chief executive officer in 1958 succeeding C. Sydney Frost who retired. During his banking career Mr. Nicks worked in Halifax Toronto, Saint John, N.B. and Montreal in addition to Winni- peg. He was prominent in the af- fairs of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and was a mem- ber of the Canadian council of the International Chamber of Commerce. British pullout from Malta gets under way Saturday VALLETTA (Reuter) The British withdrawal from Malta is to begin next Saturday with an airlift 'Bible The announcement over the British Forces Broad- casting Service said it was planned to have all dependants to the army, navy and air force men evacuated by Jan. 14. TROOPS MISS DEADLINE The evacuation follows Maltese Premier Dom Mintoff's decision to order British forces off the island by Jan. 15 if Brit- ain continues to refuse to pay an annual rent of million for bases on Malta. has offered million with help from NATO standing by its plans to withdraw within three months. Tbe date for (he completion of the families' departure is the eve of the Jan. 15 deadline set by Mintoff for the evacuation of all the British forces. But the British government and the military chiefs are ig- noring this deadline as imprac- ticable. Mintoff told Parliament Mon- day night that foreign armed forces would be called into Malta if the need arose. The prime minister did not name tbe country he was refer- ring to but It was speculated that he had Libya in mind dur- ing his statement to Parliament. Mintoff has ordered British troops out of Malta by Jan. 15, if Britain continues to refuse payment of an annual mil- lion for the military bases. Mintoff's tactics were greeted loud cheers from govern- ment supporters in Parliament. Outside, a group of Labor party supporters threw flowers on Mintoff s car as he arrived; for the first tiew year session. PRESSED TO EXPLAIN Pressed by (lie opposition Na- tionalist party to explain latest developments In the crisis, Min- toff said he had made his posi- tion clear to the British govern- government would submit to impositions from no one, he said. On the Libyan side, he con- firmed that a group of Libyans who arrived in Malta Sunday were technicians ready to take over control of air traffic at the international airport if British technicians leave. Mintoff said Malta is in a weak position in that it has no one trained to talk down a civil aircraft if the RAF team is re- moved suddenly. But the coun- try now has help, he said. Libya has been hovering In the background throughout the Anglo-Maltese dispute, a n d al- though Col. Muammar Kaddafl is known to be interested in tak- ing over from Britain, observers believe substantial strings would be atiached to any Maltese request for economic aid. Jackie and Onassis tangle in furious OH TOW sought GLASGOW (AP) He po- litely quoted the Bible to women he danced with, then lured them to a brutal rape and strangling with their own stockings. This is one of the few clues police have had to go on, in a frustrating four-year hunt for "Bible John." He's a Scottish version of the Boston Strangle? he's still at large after killing three young women. The face of the most-wanted1 man in Scotland is familiar to thousands, from artist's sketches posted outside every Glasgow police station. More than people have been questioned. He picked up all three victims in the Barrowland ballroom. Decoy policewomen, guarded by detectives posing as dancers, have gone to the working-class dance hall hoping the murderer will try to pick them up, but so far he has not taken tbe bait ALL MARRIED All three victims were mar- ried, dark-haired and wore dark dresses the evening they went dancing unescorted at the Bar- rowland. Their bodies were found in deserted Glasgow dis- tricts between February and October, 1969. The details point to a pattern Indicating "Bible John" mur- dered all three, police say. The first victim was Pat Docker, a 25-year-old nurse. Her near-naked body was found in a backyard. Victim No. 2, Jem- ima McDonald, 32, was found in an abandoned flat in a seedy Glasgow district in August 1969. The third attack gave police a due. Helen Puttock's body was left in a backyard a few blocks from her home in the Scotstoun district, where many shipyard workers live. She was 29. Her sister Jean had been at the dance hall that 1969 evening and shared a taxi with Mrs. Puttock and the murderer. She told police he was 26 to 30 years old, slood five feet 10 inches to six feet tall, and had red hair. "We're still plugging says the detective-superintend- ent in charge of the long hunt. chief dies JACKIE LONDON (AP) -A London newspaper reports that Jackie Onassis and her husband Aris- totle had a "furious row" at London's Heathrow Airport which culminated in Mrs. On- assis flying off alone to the United States. Onassis dismissed the re- port as "complete nonsense." He said he planned to join his wife in New York next week. The Daily Mirror reported today that tbe dispute took ARISTOTLE place in a VTP lounge at the airport Monday and that at one time Onassis waved the staff into an adjoining kitchen and closed the door. One waiter was quoted as saying .the argument was row." Onassis told reporters: "I am afraid this story has come from some of my lesser friends on the press who seem to be trying either to bury me or divorce me." TORONTO (CP) Robert A. Brown Jr. 57 president of Home Oil Co. Ltd. died here Tuesday. Mr. Brown moved into the oB business behind his father who was one of the moving forces in the 1930s in developing Alberta's first major field at Turner Val- ley. It was the son who learned the financial ropes to raise money to drill wells with his father. Mr. Brown gained control ol Home Oil hi 1952 and in 1971 sold control to Consumers' Gas Co. of Toronto after sale of the company bad become a national issue. Mr. Brown had been ne- gotiating for sale to a United States firm and the federal gov- ernment intervened to block the sale. Following the sale of cdntrol to Consumers', Mr. Brown con- tinued as chief executive officer of Home Oil. He was in Toronto on a busi- ness trip when he died. A spokesman for Consumers' said he suffered a heart attack. IRA to press struggle to found Ireland state BELFAST (CP) The Offi. cial wing of the Irish Republi- can Army says it will press on with its struggle to found an ill-Ireland socialist state. In a policy statement made public in Dublin Monday night, the IRA said: "We set fire to the northern Tories in full confidence that Hie blaze would cross the border and bum up, corruption from Belfast to Cork." But the Officials condemned the bombings in Northern Ire- land, saying they are the work of persons "blinded by bigotry and unable to see who the real Seen and heard Plane spreads radiation FROM AP-REUTER JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (CP) A leaky cargo of radioactive medical isotopes contaminated a Delta Air Lines jetliner which then spread the radioactivity to airporls in five states during nine flights over a three-day pe- riod. But U.S. Atomic energy offi- Calling all Carrs or Kerrs LONDON (AP) Calling all Kerrs. Are you left-handed? The Royal College of General Practitioners wants to know. The college, composed of British family doctors, is be- ginning a survey of litlwriled trails nnri the reason for Icft- handednoss. By tradition, Carrs and Kcrrs are left-handed. Tba present survey, said Dr. D. J. P. Gray, editor of Tho Practitioner, journal of the college, started with a study of the causes of the clock- wise und anti-clockwise twisting of the umbilical cord. "We have linked It with the theory that the Carrs are left-handed and we want to find out ii there is a he mid. cials said there is no apparent health hazard. "We're systematically going about proving what we think is the no one was hurt by said G. H. Giboney, sci- entist in the AEC's. Savannah River operations office in Aiken, S.C. However, the Florida state di- vision of health has advised pas- sengers on any of the, flights to check with local civil defence, fire departments, or county health offices to see if their bag- gage was contaminated during steps by the plane in Florida. The health division, which was monitoring airport facili- ties, said there was "virtually no chance that passengers would get sick from contamina- tion." FLOWN TO HOUSTON Delia officials in Atlanta re- ported Monday that the leakage occurred Friday in a shipment of 60 curies of molybdenum being flown from Kennedy In- ternational Airport in New York tn Houston, Tex. A curie Is a measure of radioactive matter. The same plane, a 9C-passen- ger Convnir 890, then made eight more weekend passenger fllghls with slops in five stales before the contamination wns detected and the piano was withdrawn from service, tor de- contamination. The slates were Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky. Florida health crews checking airports in Miami, West Palm Beach and Tampa found minor concentrations of radioactivity. Giboney said crew members on the fligh carrying the radio- active package were "found free of internal contamination." About town AfTLK truck driver Bastian De Peutcr claiming busi- ness superiority over the stork on a year-long service basis John Gogo greeting the federal government's new tax bill with "I see the Just Society ended Jan. 1 and it's to be retroactive to Dec. 22" Grace Skclding being lucky enough to taste her first fancy ice cream dessert of baked Alaska from gourmet Peggy Day's kitchen. enemies of the Irish people are." The death toll from the viol- ence since August, 1969, stand! .at 206. The Officials are believed to be lees committed to military initiatives in ousting British forces from Northern Ireland than the more militant Provi- sional faction. Both groups are outlawed in the North and South of Ireland. The Provisiooals Issued a statement on the local level in Londonderry Monday warning the citizenry to take more heed of IRA warnings about planted bombs. The Londonderry Provisional command said many persons, given ample warning of an im- pending explosion, "have shown an inclination to remain too close to the scenes, at grave risks to life and limb." Tlie Provisional! issued the statement on a day when 62 per- s o n s in all women and cut by flying glass blasted from a brewery truck on which a bomb had been planted among a load of bottles. The vehicle was left outside one of Belfast's biggest depart- ment stores. Thousands of frag- ments from the shattered bot- tles peppered the street, crowded with shoppers hunting bargains in the annual January sales'. "It was like a hall 'of glass said one eyewitness. Girls were running everywhere, covered with blood. Today, four persons, were taken to hospital after two bomb blasts wrecked stores in the centre of Londonderry, Northern Ireland's second-larg- est city. The blasts came just before noon, destroying a bakery and a nearby clothing store. Both are within sight of the city's police headquarters. The explosion in the clothing store set off a blaze which destroyed the four-storey building. Service restored on CP Rail's main line VANCOUVER (CP) Ser- vice was restored early today on CP Rail's main line after a derailment Sunday near Field, B.C. forced passenger trains to detour through the Crowsnest Pass area to the south. A CP Rail spokesman in Van- couver said 26 cars of a west- bound freight derailed tearing up about 600 feet of track near the British Columbia Alberta border. There were no injuries. Charges withdrawn against teacher REGINA (CP) Education Minister Gordon MacMurchy today directed the withdrawal of gross misconduct charges against Moosomin school teach- er Margaret Gordon, but said any further action is up to the school board and Mrs. Gordon. The announcement at a news Bombs by mail TOL AVIV CAP) Israeli of- ficials believe Arab terrorists have launched a new sabotage campaign against the Jewish delivered by mail. A parcel mailed from Vienna blew up at Tel Aviv's police headquarters Sunday severely injuring an inspector. The package was Uie third containing an explosive discov- ered in the last few days and all were mailed from Iho Austrian pflpilal. Police experts exploded the two oilier bombs harm- conference follows a report by a committee of inquiry set up to investigate the October fir- ing of Mrs. Gordon. The 24 year old teacher was fired by the local school board for alleged gross mis- conduct in allowing her Grade 9 class to read a copy of the underground Vancouver news- paper Georgia Straight which described a youth's sexual ex- periences. The education minister said his action docs not indicate ap- proval of the kind of article al- legedly made available lo slu- dcnls. "In my view, if Ihe article in question was made available to students, it was n clear trans- gression of community stand- ards." He said It may be the job of teachers to help sludcnli ex- amine and challenge the world around them, but there are bounds lo good taste and UniiU to what material might be considered useful hi the school setting. "The article in question clearly overs t e p p ed those limits." Mrs. Gordon a graduate of the University of Saskatche- wan and holder of a bachelor of science degree said follow- ing her dismissal Oct. 4, that the entire matter was tile re- sult of nn oversight. "I had several copies of the Georgia Straight for back- ground for a discus- sion group in she said. "I did look through the papers before I brought them inlo class but I must have slipped over thai one article, unfortunately. I wouldn't have taken the paper into class if I had seen that article. "I agree it an awfu! story and I'm just sorry I didn't sea it." Mrs. Gordon said she wants her job back because "t fwl that la Ua only I cm show them that there's nothing to the stories that have been going around." "The stories say I was sup- posed to have sold drugs, put LSD on sugar cubes I'm quite Uiin, so I was supposed lo be a speed freak my hus- band and I were supposed to be plotting to overthrow the school system." Chevalier estate set at PARIS estate of entertainer Maurice Cheva- lier is cslimalcd at about million, the popular French daily newspaper Lo Parisien Libore said here. The Parisien, which was usually well informed on Chevalier since he once pul> lislvxl his memoirs in the paper, wrote that lire govern- ment would probably get 55 to 60 per cent of (his nun. ;