Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 - THI LETHBRIDGE HERAID - Tuesday, January 3, 1971 POW interview last by Hanoi TORONTO (CP) - A CBC tel-"evision correspondent who was allowed to film a Christmas interview with American prisoners in North Vietnam said Monday night he thinks the interview was an attempt by Hanoi to "de - escalate" the emotion surrounding prisoners of war. Michael Maclear was allowed into a North Vietnamese PoW camp and interviewed two naval officers under what he called "rigid conditions." His film touched off a controversy in the United States. He said he had the feeling Hanoi was indicating it would not make any more concessions on the PoW question. Employee killed in store robbery PHILADELPHIA (A P) -Eight men posing as customers held up a South Philadelphia furniture store and terrorized employees and customers Monday, killing one man, wounding two others and attempting to set the store on fire. Ten persons, most of them employees of the Dubrow Fund- Troops return to base OTTAWA (CP) - Only a few of the troops called out in Ottawa at the height of the Quebec kidnap emergency two months ago are still on guard duty here. The remainder have returned to base, mainly at Camp Peta-wawa about 100 miles northwest of the capital. The motorized equipment which arrived with the troops also has been withdrawn. Officials refused to disclose how many troops remain on special emergency duty. Their job is to protect VTPs, though just what categories could not be ascertained. At one time combat-ready troops were guarding cabinet ministers, diplomats and high public servants. Troops were called out in Ottawa the night of Oct. 12, a week after the terrorist abduction of British trade envoy James Cross in Montreal and two days after the abduction of Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte. Mr. Laporte was murdered after a week in captivity. Mr. Cross was released by his captors early last month. The number of troops as signed to guard duty in Ottawa was believed to have reached a level of at least 1,500 and may have been higher. In addition to VIPs, public buildings also were guarded. CESA plans $200,000 sweepstake CALGARY (CP) - The Calgary Exhibition and Stampede announced today it will sponsor a $200,000 sweepstake this summer with a first-place prize of $100,000. The association operated its first sweepstake last year with a total purse of $100,000 and a top prize of $60,000 was won by Harold Tooth of Medicine Hat. Outcome of the sweepstake will be determined by the Stampede Futurity Stakes, Sept. 11, with first money going to the holder of the ticket on the winning horse. Second prize is $22,500, third $12,500, fourth $7,500, fifth $5,-000 with $22,500 split between 95 other ticket holders. Three early draws with total prizes of $30,000 will be held June 5, July 10 and Aug. 10 with first money in each draw of $5,000, second $1,250, third $750, fourth $500, five prizes of $100 and 40 of $50. Tickets will be sold throughout the province at a cost of S2.50 each with sellers receiving a 20 per cent commission and five per cent of the prize value of any winning ticket. ture Co., were injured from being kicked or pistol-whipped while lying on the floor, bound hand and foot. Police and witnesses said the gang entered the store in pairs about 3 p.m. After talking with salespeople they drew hand guns and herded about 25 customers and employees into various parts of the large store. After binding their captives, gang members emptied cash registers and took money from employees and customers. They sprayed gasoline from a five-gallon can onto furniture and around the bound captives and set it ablaze, but the fires caused no substantial damage. "They seemed to know where everything was," said Frank Rizzo, police commisioner. "I've never seen anything like this in my 27 years in police work." One employee was killed and another wounded in a freight elevator shortly before the gang members made their escape out a side door, moments before police arived. Alton G. Barker, 40. a maintenance man, and Dandis Bumey, 52, a salesman were found in the elevator. Barker died of a chest wound at hospital. His hands had been tied behind his back. Arctic cold drives deep into U.S. CHICAGO (AP) - Arctic cold drove deep into the U.S. heartland today on the heels of a weekend storm that staggered sections of the Plains and Middle West under foot-deep snows. Temperatures dropped to zero or below from the northern and central Rockies to the central Great Lakes. Hard-freeze warnings were out overnight for most of southern Texas. Strong winds around the departing storm system made the cold even more intense. The return to normality was slow in Iowa and Nebraska where blizzards stranded thousands of motorists Sunday night and Monday. Twenty inches of snow blanketed Mason City, Iowa; 16 inches fell in Waterloo, and 14 inches clogged Lincoln, Neb. Many roads in both states remained closed today as plowing was frustrated by new snow and drifting during the day. More than 30 deaths were attributed to the storm, most the result of overexertion from snow shovelling or pushing stalled cars. Mild and damp weather covered most of the eastern seaboard ahead of the bitter cold. "They are saying, perhaps, put this aside now and get on with the talks in Paris." Mr. Maclear said his later travels in North Vietnam, which will be the subject of a CBC-TV documentary Jan. 12, convinced him the war is not coming to a close. There now is a great effort at reconstruction in North Vietnam, he said, "and implied in this that they're prepared for a long-haul war; that they're going to scale down the temper of the war, perhaps, and develop an industrial base for an all-out offensive at some later stage." SEEMED HEALTHY Mr. Maclear said the seven prisoners he saw, particularly the two he interviewed, seemed in good condition. But "whether or not the treatment of prisoners is harsh, as the Americans said, the attitude to the prisoners is certainly harsh. They call American pilots war criminals." The North Vietnamese say pilots "come and bomb and wreak untold destruction on civilians and go back to their air-conditioned rooms on the Seventh Fleet for breakfast," Mr. Maclear said. He was told not to shake hands with the men he interviewed because "they're not guests in our country; they're unwelcome guests." When the occasion arose at the end of the interview, he did shake hands, Mr. Maclear said, but it was "an awkward moment." Mr. Maclear said two cuts the North Vietnamese made in the sound-track of the interview "seemed to me totally arbitrary -the kind of thing military censors are likely to make anyway." During one cut, one of the prisoners was talking about the number of films made available to prisoners, he said. "The other was dealing with comments on the war when one of the prisoners was saying, in effect, that people in his home country might think he was scared, but he was not scared; he was scared for his country, what the war was doing to his country." Mr. Maclear said the Interviews were obviously propaganda for the North Vietnamese but "it should be obvious to anybody . . . both sides are engaged in a propaganda war." PRE-INAUGURAL GALA FUN-Principali at California Gov. Ronald Reagan's inaugural gala at Sacramento's Municipal Auditorium gathered before the festivities Monday night to pose for photographers. From left are Frank Sinatra, Gov. Reagan, Vicki Carr, Mrs. Reagan, John Wayne, Dean Martin, Jack Benny and Jimmy Stewart. The gala culminated a day of swearing in ceremonies for numerous state officers. ' s Quebecers seek repeal of law invoked against terrorism acts OTTAWA (CP) - Any request from the Quebec government for repeal of the stringent laws invoked against terrorism in the province will be studied favorably by the federal cabinet, Prime Minister Trudeau said Monday. But any request for repeal would have to come first from the provincial government, as the principal interested party, he told a news conference after meeting eight influential Que- becers seeking repeal of the Public Order (Temporary Measures) Act, 1970. Besides Prof. Rocher, the committee includes Claude Ryan, editor of Le Devoir, Raymond Laliberte, former president of the 70,000-m ember Quebec Teachers Corporation, Vincent Harvey, editor of the magazine Maintenant, labor leader Jean Gerin-Lajoie, professor Fernand Dumont of Laval University, professor Rail union locals won't accept pact EDMONTON (CP) - About [ 400 representatives of railway union locals from the four western provinces said Monday that they will not be bound by a tentative agreement signed by Canadian National Railways and its shopcraft unions. New political party formed in west for federal field EDMONTON (CP) - It's time western Canada had a voice in Parliament instead of just paying the bills, says Gerry Beck, provincial vice-president of a newly formed political party. Formation oftheWestern Canada Party was announced Monday by Mr. Beck. The party, which has headquarters in Maple Ridge, B.C., has a five-man executive with a national secretary and vice-presidents from each western province. Westerners are tired of being "robbed blind" to support Quebec and eastern Canada, he Your NEW Authorized Dealer for . . . JEEP TRUCKS AND Si AVION WAGONS UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Cor. 3rd Ave., 3rd St. S. Phone 327-1418 Cabinet to tour air command headquarters EDMONTON (CP) - Premier Harry Strom and seven members of the Alberta cabinet will tour the headquarters of the North American Air Defence command next week, the government announced here. They are to leave for Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday and return to Edmonton on Saturday. The tour had initially been scheduled for late last year but had to be cancelled because of other cabinet commitments. A-site workers back on job LAS VEGAS, Ney.; (AP) - Workers are back on the job at the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission's Nevada test site after being evacuated when a nuclear blast Dec. 18 spewed radioactive dust 8,000 feet in the air and over 1,000 square miles. said in a telephone interview Monday night. "They take our money, but nothing is pumped back in." The party's brochure notes that at the last federal election (1968), "the 70 western Canada seats in the House of Commons were divided in this order: Liberals 27 Conservative 27, NDP 16." "This division is the reason why the west has no real power in Parliament today," it concludes. Mr. Beck said the party was formed early in 1970 because of many complaints about the lack of a western voice in federal government. "It lias grown because of a need for change," he said. "That's basically how the Social Credit Party got started in 1935." The Social Credit party has been in power since 1935 in Alberta. Mr. Beck said 1971 will be a year of organization but that the party hopes to have candidates ready for a federal election by 1972. The .men, representing yard and running unions for employees of the CNR, Canadian Pacific Railway and Northern Alberta Railway, passed a resolution stating that they will not accept any contract that does not contain improved pension and vacation benefits and greater job security. The delegates agreed to demand: - A minimun pension of two per cent of annual earnings, for each year of service, retroactive to include all employees and pensioners. - At least $100 a week for 26 weeks and $75 for the next 26 weeks in sick leave benefits. - Five weeks of paid vacation after 20 years of service. - No more reductions in railway union personnel. The delegates also agreed to encourage members of shop-craft unions to defeat ratification of a settlement that calls for a wage increase of eight per cent in 1971 and seven per cent, compounded, in 1972. The proposed settlement for the shopcraft unions provides a five - per - cent differential for skill, three weeks holiday after 10 years and four weeks after 18 years and an additional day for each year over 30 served by each employee, up to a maximum of 35. Japan shaken TOKYO (AP) - A medium-sized earthquake strong enough to rattle houses and topple vases shook central and western Japan at 6:09 a.m. Tuesday, the meteorological agency said. Charles Taylor of McGill University and economist Pierre Harvey. FOLLOWED MEETING It was organized following a December meeting of several hundred invited persons who called for repeal of the anti-terrorist legislation, the removal of the army from Quebec and access to bail for all persons accused under the emergency laws. Since then, however, the army has pulled out, and Quebec Justice Minister Jerome Choquette has withdrawn his automatic objection to bail for most of the accused. The act replaced regulations under the War Measures Act which were invoked Oct. 16 in the wake of two political kidnappings in Quebec. Mr. Trudeau described his discussion with the Committee of Eight as very fruitful and sociologist Guy Rocher, head of the committee, said the two-hour talks were "very frank." On the eve of his departure today on a trip to Europe, the prune minister again defended the need for invoking the laws which give police power to arrest without warrant and to hold suspects without bail. "If we had remained inactive, if we had refused to invoke the War Measures Act and if there had been a death during the course of an uprising, at that moment we would have been blamed," he told reporters. Kidnap victim James Cross has been safely returned to England and his suspected captors given free passage to Cuba And just before Christmas police arrested the three prime suspects in the kidnap-slaying of Pierre Laporte, former Quebec labor minister. Prof. Rocher said after the meeting Monday that "it is especially the future which worries us." The prime minister agreed with the committee on the necessity of not using "a climate of fear" to destroy democracy in Quebec. Also attending the meeting were Jean-Pierre Goyer, newly-appointed solicitor-general, and Marc Lalonde, principal secretary to Mr. Trudeau. The prime minister had earlier agreed to a meeting Dec. 23 out due to only one day's notice to the committee and a heavy snowstorm in Montreal it had to be cancelled. Prime Minister Trudeau at first rejected a request for another date because he was busy preparing for his Asian tour but then agreed to Monday's meeting at 5 p.nu Russian troops killed CAIRO (Reuter) - President Anwar Sadat admitted Monday that Soviet troops were brought in to man Egyptian missile sites and said six of them were killed in a raid 20 miles south of Cairo. Sadat made the admission, first public acknowledgment that Russian troops had been killed in Egypt, while addressing a rally at Tanta, in the Nile Delta. He said the Russian troops were needed because it would have taken eight months to train Egyptians to man the missile sites installed to halt Israeli deep-penetration raids. "The president (the late Gamal Abdel Nasser) asked for Soviet soldiers until our soldiers had completed their training," Sadat said. "These soldiers came." Sadat added: "Six of these Russian soldiers died alongside our boys in a raid on Dashour (just outside Cairo). But the Soviets never said anything." Sadat said the arrival of the Soviet troops was followed by "American propaganda speaking of a Russian occupation." He asked: "Do I leave nsy targets open for enemy strikes at a time when our friends can come and help us and even die for our sake?" He said Britain and the United States had sought Soviet help during the Second World War. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE L ~~ >/,hi=silill Weather and road report 14 ABOVE ZERO AT 12:00NOON SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 8:28 SUNSET 4:47 H L Pre Lethbridge...... 5 -14 .. Waterton.............. Pincher Creetf .... 16 1 .. Medicine Hat ... . 4-22 Edmonton....... 3-18 .. Jasper.......... 13 5 .04 Banff........ . . 8 5 .03 Coronation...... -5-21 .. Waterton........ 9 1 .. Cranbrook 4-16 .. Calgary........ 15-6 .. Peace River...... 4 -6 Grande Prairie ... 6-2 Rocky Mtn. House .14 7 .03 Edson......... 20 13 .. Victoria......... 38 28 .. Penticton....... 24 19 .. Prince Rupert .... 41 37 Prince George .... 12 5 .. Kamloops....... 17 12 .. Vancouver..... . 36 25 .. Prince Albert .... -6-16 .04 North Battleford . -8 -18 .02 Saskatoon....... -5-13 Swift Current_____ -6 -15 .02 Yorkton........ -9 -13 .05 Moose Jaw...... -6-15 North Bay...... 34 26 .26 Regina..........-10-17 .. Brandon.........6-23 .. Winnipeg....... -6-15 .. Kenora......... -2-10 .. Heavy Fire Toll BOSTON (AP) - Fire killed approximately 12,200 people in the United States in 1970 and destroyed a record $2,700 million in property, the National Fire Protection Association said Tuesday. j fiW/fl v HALE 0pTICAl 1 for'ff J COMPANY ITD \^�25 jf Gary Martin 307 �tft St. J. Dispensing Optician 327-7193! BLAST RIPS MIAMI BEACH SHOPS - Firemen pour water on ruin* of a blueprint shop and restaurant where at least one woman is known to have been killed and an estimated 40 person* Injured when a blast ripped through the buildings on Meridian Avenue at Lincoln Road. Cup of milk fund grows Anonymous, Medicine Hat . t T-no Mary .................... 2.00 Mr. and Mrs. S. Sefelk, Bellevue ............... 7.00 M. Santavy.............. 2.00 Grade 3 and 4 Class, Enchant School, Enchant........ J.00 Anonymous, Lethbridge . 3.00 I. Sommerfeldt, Cardston ...... 3.00 Grade 5, Room 9, Allan Watson School, Lethbridge ............ 4.08 Mr. and Mrs. William Robb, Lethbridge ............. 5 00 Anonymous, Lethbridge ...... 5.00 Bruce and Larry Dziodzlc, Bellevue ............. S.00 Lutheran Church Women, Granum.............. 5.00 F. Williams Family, Granum 5.00 Anonymous, Coaldale ...... 5.00 Mrs. Norman Treland, Leth. 10.00 Anonymous, Lethbridge . . 10.00 Children of tha Sunday School Of the Leth. Christian Tabernacle 10.00 The Joroensens, Iron Springs 10.00 Georne Truyaork, Barnwell 10.00 Hunlsvllle Schcol, Iron Sprg. 13.00 Eddie Forth, Leth. 15.01 Anonymous, Lethbridge 20.00 O.K. Colony, Raymond 70.00 A Well-Wisher, Lethbridge 20.00 Total ..........I 187.08 TOTAL TO DATE........S11,S07.5S GOOD SNAKE In India the deadly cobra is known as the "good snaVV to many devout Hindu*. , k Thunder Bay ... 17 8 .01 The Pas........ 2-10 .01 Dauphin........ -5 -5 .05 Toronto......... 42 29 .14 Ottawa.......... 35 24 .20 Montreal..... .. 36 30 .22 St. John's....... 34 28 .08 Halifax......... 32 28 .02 Charlottetown..... 31 24 .. Fredericton..... 28 24 .03 Chicago......... 43 4 New York...... 43 40 1.09 Miami.......... 75 73 .. Los Angeles..... 55 35 San Francisco .... 50 44 Rome........... 39 45 .. Paris ........... 18 24 .. London......... 28 34 .. Amsterdam ...... 14 28 .. Brussels......... 23 30 .. Madrid......... 22 39 .. Moscow......... 10 18 .. Stockholm....... 21 37 .. Tokyo ...........31 43 .. FORECAST Lethbridge - Today: Clearing near midday. Wednesday: Cloudy periods. Lows 10-15 above. Highs near 35. Medicine Hat - Today: Mostly sunny. Wednesday: Cloudy periods. Lows near 10 below. Highs near 15 above. Columbia - Kootenay - Cloudy today and Wednesday with a few sunny periods. Highs today and Wednesday 10 - 15 above. Lows tonight zero to 15 below. BEHLEN TOWN and COUNTRY low-cost all-steel building for all-around uses GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-316S OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA All highways in the Lethbridge district are bare except for Highway 5 from Mountain View to Waterton where it is covered with hard packed snow but the wheel paths are bare. Highway 1 - Trans Canada Highway - Calgary to Banff reenved a light snowfall and is in fair winter driving condition. Banff to Revelstoke has been plowed and sanded and has a few slippery sections. The Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways received a light snowfall and have occasional slippery sections. Motorists are reminded that good snow tires or chains rve roouircd wlirn l-rv� thrr "ti .- ny tiv.....' -'" r eluding ski-resort access loads. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): CoutU 24. hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgatc, B.Z., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. WUdbotw, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.