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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, January 11, 1975 News in brief Teamsters roll again VANCOUVER (CP) Teamslers will begin return- ing to work today at Johnston Terminals Ltd. in accordance with a British Columbia Labor Relations Board ruling hand- ed down Friday. The LRB ordered the truckers to end their walkout which began last week in protest of the suspension of two workers at the company's operation in Nanaimo. The LRB also lold B.C.'s largest trucking firm to rein- state the two drivers at no loss in pay tor their five day suspension and to clear their records of the incident. Aerial hunter fined EDMONTON (CP) Edmonton men were fined a total of Friday as a result of a hunting trip last fall in the Athabasca area, about 80 miles north of Ed- monton. Sig Skaley was fined for using an aircraft to hunt, and for wasting meat. Allen Reichenbach was lined for the aircraft infraction, and Edward Basaraba was fined ?250. Charges against a fourth man, Richard Semchuk of Ed- monton, were dropped by the fish and wildlife branch, which was prosecuting. Court was told the four men flew over an area of bush near Athabasca, saw a moose and landed Some of the men went into the area on the ground and the plane flew over the area until those on the ground shot the moose. No more bodies after blast RICKEHVINpholo DEBRIS DROPS IN OCEAN By THE CANADIAN PRESS A professor at an observatory in Bochum, West Germany, said today a large piece of the second stage of the United Slates rocket Saturn dropped into the sea between Madagascar and Mozam- bique about a.m. EST, Agence France Presse reported today. United States officials at Cape Canaveral said they had expected the space debris to fall somewhere over the east coast of Africa, but none of their tracking stations had spotted the re-entry. Prof. Heinz Kaminski of Bochum obser vatory said that "if a catastrophe is to be avoided" space vessels should be equipped with self-destroying mechanisms which" could blow them up without danger to hu- manity. The spent section of the rocket orbited directly over the United States and Canada and twice over Europe, Prof. Ka- minski said. It was coincidence that the debris landed in the ocean and not in some populated area after passing directly over Los Angeles, Chicago and Quebec City, he added Kaminski said the Bochum observatory had tracked it throughout the night by means of a network of organizations and private individuals throughout Europe. The rocket stage of the Saturn-5 which launched the Skylab space station in May through the atmosphere at about a.m. EST. How. much of it survived to reach earth is not known. Remnants of the section were the latest of more than pieces of "space junk" known to have fallen back to earth since the space age was launched with the Soviet Union's Sputnik-1 in 1957. Only a handful of pieces of debris have ever been recovered. Almost all the others apparently were vaporised by the tremen- dous heat generated by friction as they entered earth's dense atmosphere. The Saturn rocket section had been or- biting the earth for about 18 months. Israeli PM doubts Soviet peace interest WASHINGTON (AP) Warning that the Soviet Union wants to .maintain tensions in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister YiUhak Rabin says peace can come only- through direct negotiations between his country and the Arab states. "The peacemaking is the re- sponsibility of the parties to the Rabin said in a television interview filmed in Jerusalem. He added that he doubts the pleads wisdom Johnson CITY (AP) Says Paul in a messsage t< warned today tha dispute over oil could flan open warfare and h for "politica Much is being said among the world' raw foods these days. In cases Ihe planl enzymes the message to foreigr only a good elfecl on other roods and Ihe dlgeslive iracl. However, the following roods are best cooked before eating, according to assigned to the Hoi] See, the pontiff expressed dis tress over a perts. Beans: scarlet runner, world situatior chick peas and all soy bean products including Hour. Asparagus, Cabbage family (Brassica) Chinese cabbage and Brussels he said, "causes some t( speak of a transition already begun from a 'postwar' to egg white. Anything else phase. to provide enzymes lhal act as "housecleaners" lo the body. In [act. il is recommended llial something raw. or nearly are thinking here of tht Middle East about which wt have had to speak so often am such as juice, or salad, be which we must speat first in the meal as natural and of the new anc processes are intensified and the whole energy producing mechanism of Ihe body Is threatening com plications caused by the so economical. Trie foods war of energ} as needing cooking, have the Pope told tht zymes in Ihem or other compounds, which combine with iodine, B vilamins, and Vatican observer nutrients so thai they are the remarks ma) made use ol by [he body. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests thai the losses in refined, cooked, canned in part, been prompter, by U.S. State Secretary Henri Kissinger's recent refusal U frozen foods are large out the use of U.S that supplements may force to preserve oi necessary unless very careful cooking methods are used. We are told that the white blood Replying to the dipomats count is stable with a raw Year's greetings, Pop< diet, and this means thai our blood guards us against invading bacteria if we eal enough of our food raw. That should make appealed for "politica wisdom and foresight, but in spirit of justice and equity easier for molhers. They have with, respect for th( problems in preparing of the rights o for family meals: one Is the i required lo peel, dice, and slice; the other is the problem of children (and sometimes husbands) to eat and enjoy these foods. So, Ihem RUG Reference: American Journal LTD. Clinical Nutrition, 1971, 24. p. ESTIMATES "Jourlcsy: The 329-4722 Milk MALL Soviet Union is interested in peace. "I wouldn't say the Russians' purpose is the destruction of Israel but the prevention of conditions con- ducive to Rabin told the Christian Broadcasting Network. The interview was con- ducted by Dr. M. G. Robert- son, a Baptist minister, and shown Friday on television in Portsmouth, Va. It will he broadcast again next Friday over 20 stations affiliated with the network. Rabin said Israel is prepared to give back large areas of land captured in its wars with its Arab neighbors but will not pull back to borders it had prior to the war of 1967; "I don't buy they'll make peace with Israel if the terri- tories are returned, even if they they cinn'i indepeil-v Meanwhile, Qabus Dm Saiu, the sultan of Oman, said Fri- day he plans to purchase U.S. fighter aircraft "sometime in the future." The 34-year-old sultan lold reporters his Persian Gulf country is interested in anti- tank missiles and would welcome technical assistance ranging from agriculture to mining. He was optimistic that with'Iranian and Jorda- nian help he had the upper hand in suppressing ter- rorists armed by the Soviet Union and China. U.S. arms sales to Persian Gulf countries will surpass billion in a three-year period with the recent S756-million deal involving 60'F5-type jet fighters to Saudi Arabia. Wounded TEL AVIV Israeli soldiers were wounded this morning by shots fired from Lebanese territory in the Jebel Rus area overlook- ing Lebanon and Syria, an Israeli army spokesman an- nounced. SNOW CLEARING AT HENDERSON LAKE FRIDAY Lake skating ice ready as temperatures tumble By THE CANADIAN PRESS Alberta and Saskatchewan residents wrapped up to face the coldest weather of the season Friday, with temperatures dipping to 26 degrees below zero in Ed- monton and 21 degrees below in Regina. A record low temperature of 31 degrees below zero was set in Calgary, while a huge cloud cover over Manitoba soared temperatures to a balmy 24-degree mark in Win- nipeg. The culprit, a stationary Arctic high pressure system in the Yukon Territory, sank the mercury to a record minimum of 60 degrees below in Watson Lake. Other record lows reported in the Yukon were Dawson City with a temperature of 61 degrees below zero and Whitehorse with 57 degrees below. For brave Southern Alber- tans, Henderson Lake ice has frozen thick enough for weekend skating. A section for public skating was cleared Friday by city crews. Continuing cold was being forecast for the weekend, although the Edmonton weather office said a low pressure system moving into the Gulf of Alaska may be cause for "a bit of optimism." Saskatchewan reported dangerous driving conditions, with blowing snow reducing visibility near Swift Current and Yorkton to one quarter of a mile. Northwest winds near 30 miles an hour were sweep- ing the southern part of the province and poor driving con- ditions were expected to per- sist during the weekend, the Regina weather office said. Regina had a wind chill fac- tor of 45 degrees below, while Saskatoon reported 22 degree below temperatures. FROZEN TO DEATH One man was found frozen to death in a Calgary car parkade, where the only record low was set in the province. The daily-mean in Calgary for this time of year is 12 degrees below zero, 19 .degrees above the 31'degree temperature reported Friday. A Calgary weather Forecaster said there is a two- week period in January in which the city experiences its coldest weather, and "this is our dirty period." Edmonton experienced a wind chill of 43 degrees, where the recorded temperature of 26 degrees below zero, set last Jan. 31. The record low for this day oc- curred in 1912 when temperatures dipped. to 46 degrees below zero. The Alberta Motor Associa- tion said major highways in the province were in fair to good condition although vary- ing conditions were reported on secondary highways. Calgary drivers faced four- hour delays for tow-trucks, but city transit buses in both Calgary and Edmonton were running normally. Meanwhile, mechanical problems and extreme cold weather in B.C.'s gas fields have forced a reduction in ex- ports to the U.S. northwest, with Washington and Oregon experiencing a 50 per cent decrease in their natural gas supplies from the province. Twisters take 13 lives NORTH BAY, Ont. (CP) No more bodies were found by police Friday when they fin- ished sifting through the rub- ble of a downtown office building levelled by an explo- sion Wednesday. Eight persons died and 23 were injured in the blast in the building occupied by two den- tisls, two optometrists and a family of four. After eight bodies were un- covered Thursday, police con- tinued to clear the debris to ensure that no others were trapped in the debris because they were uncertain how many patients may have been in the building "As far as we know at this point, the explosion followed a gas Dr. H. B. Cotnam, provincial chief coroner, said. We don't know yet what caused'that leak." Schreyer to handle finances WINNIPEG (CP) Premier Ed Schreyer has assumed the duties of finance minister. The post had been vacant since former Finance Minister Saul M. Cherniack relinquished his post Jan. 3, for family reasons. Mr. Schreyer took over the position between November, 1972 and May, 1973, when Mr. Cherniack temporarily stepped down. Mr. Cherniack will remain as MLA for St. John's. Soviet cosmonauts in orbit MOSCOW (AP) Two Soviet cosmonauts reported today "everything is going well" as their Soyuz-17 spacecraft went into earth or- bit headed for possible dock- ing with a space lab launched 16 days ago. The Soyuz rocket carrying the two rookie cosmonauts blasted off from Baikonur space centre in central Asia shortly after midnight Moscow time, the Soviet news agency Tass reported. Tass said all systems were operating normally. The flight by Col. Alexei Gubarev and Flight Engineer Georgy Grechko, both 43, was seen over Russian television. Henry to soothe Latin lands WASHINGTON (AP) State Secretary Henry Kissinger has tentative plans for a South American trip next month that he hopes will soothe anti-U.S. feelings in the region, state department sources say. Although the plans are not firm, Kissinger expects to visit Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Venezuela over seven to 10 days in mid- February, the sources said. Kissinger has never visited the continent. The trip is a prelude to a March hemispheric foreign ministers meeting which is part of the "new dialogue" consultations Kissinger initiated with Latin American countries almost a year ago. sweeping southern U.S. on workers Stay off job MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) A series of deadly tornadoes that swooped down out of a fast-moving storm in the southern United States have left at least 13 persons dead, about 200 injured and destruc- tion in four states. A I4th person was reported missing and officials es- timated damage in the millions. The wonder of it was that more were not killed by the swirling winds which struck Friday. For instance, a twister smashed into an elementary official flays arsenic broadcast YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. (CP) Deputy Com- missioner John Parker of the Northwest Territories and an official of a local mine said Friday that a CBC broadcast on alleged arsenic poisoning was tar-fetched and distorted. Mr. Parker called the broadcast "wild and irrespon- sible" and Dave Emery, a senior executive of the Giant Mine in this community of described it as "slanted and alarming." The comments were made before the federal health department released a long- secret report which suggests the poisonous substance may have a bad effect on people's health in this region. The CBC said the study, be- gun in 1966 and completed in 1969, "graphically paints a grim and disturbing picture of the northern gold-producing town." Dr. Otto Schaefer, in charge of a northern medical research unit based at the Charles Camseldl Hospital, participated in the clinical ex- aminations involved with the project in 1966. He said Thurs- day that no evidence of arsenic pollution effects on the population was found. "To my recollection, the levels of arsenic in the snow runoff in certain areas were higher but never reached anywhere near critical levels in the drinking water in the town of Yellowknife." Dr. Schaefer, who cautioned that he was not involved in most of the study and had not seen it for some time, said no clinical evidence of acute or chronic arsenic poisoning was found. There was no sign that older members of the community had higher levels of arsenic in their system than younger residents, he said- Arsenic exists in the Yellowknife area as a result of tailings from gold mining and smelting operations at the Giant and Con Mines, vital to the local economy. school here while 300 pupils crouched in the hallways, but the most serious injury was a broken leg. Another tornado ripped the root from a school gym- nasium in Opelousas, La., while 600 youngsters cowered on the floor. The only injuries were a few bruises. "We may have seen a mir- acle that more people weren't said Mississippi Gov. Bill Waller as he inspected damage here and moved to have McComb declared a dis- aster area. McComb, a southwest Mis- sissippi city of was hardest hit of a dozen towns mat suffered tornado damage. It had four dead and 115 in- jured. Mayor John Thompson said 300 homes were ruined, leaving 750 in emergency shelter. Three more were -killed in the nearby town of Ruth, and two died on U.S. Highway 90 near Pascagoula when a trac- tor trailer was whipped sideways and two cars smash- ed into it. At Lake Charles, 20-year-old Ronnie Benpit died in a hospital early today of in- juries received when a twister hit Mermentau. A crew member was miss- ing and presumed drowned when a tugboat capsized on Lake Pontcharlrain near New Orleans. At Ragland, Ala., a man died when a twister ripped up a service station shortly after another tornado had smashed 100 houses, 75 mobile homes and 25 stores in nearby Pell City. VANCOUVER (CP) Pickets remained at several British Columbia lower mainland oil installations Fri- day night, despite an order by the B.C. Labor Relations Board to cease. Members of Local 9-601 of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union were refusing to cross the lines and return to work Vernon Waller, financial secretary of the union local, said the officers and executive board of the union have urged the men back to Work but they have refused. Ford reduces production DETROIT (AP) Ford Motor Co. has moved to sus- pend operations at more than half its assembly plants for the next week in production cuts forced by the prolonged downward slide of auto sales in the United States. Several months' worth of unsold new cars are forcing widespread production cuts in the U.S. as the Jour major car manufacturers find Deaths THE CANADIAN PRESS Richmond, Va. Len- narth Bearnarth, 40, a Potomac, Md., clothing ex- ecutive who received a transplanted heart at the Medical College of Virginia Nov. 18, of an undisclosed in- fection. Novikov, 73, a Soviet mathematician recognized as a pioneer in the field of mathematical logic and the theory of pluralities. Barile, 67, Italian composer and con- ductor. New York Ouroussow Lehovich, 66, ex- themselves unable to sell what they have already made. Chrysler and General Motors also have huge layoffs set next week, but American Motors workers return after one-week layoffs. The Big Three layoffs are a signal that auto executives an- ticipate no quick turnaround in a 30-per-cent sales dive since 1975 models were introduced in September. ecutive director of New York City ballet school, cancer. New York Thomas P. McVeigh, 42, chief financial officer and controller of the New York Times Newspaper division, cancer. Gregson, 55, factory worker who became a film and television actor. Ann Arbor, Mlch.-Dr. Gor- don Brown, 62, poineer virologist involved in the development of the Salk polio vaccine and the first influenza vaccines, pneumonia. Sargrove, 68, British electronics engineer who developed printed radio circuits. ;