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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THI LETHMIDOI HIRAID Thurtday, January 13, Mothers drag children from gun battle scene IXDNDONDERRY (CP) Terrified small children screamed when they wandered into a running gun battle be- tween British Army patrols and Educational facilities to be aired EDMONTON (CP) The Prairie Economic Council will consider an eight-point agenda at its meeting in Regina today, an Alberta government spokes- man said Wednesday. Les Nabott, director of feder- al and intergovernmental af- fairs, said the agenda includes an evaluation of the interpro- vincial committee on university rationalization, which will in- clude a review of educational facilities on the prairies. Premiers Lougheed of Al- berta, Blakeney of Saskatch- ewan and Schreyer of Manito- ba, who make up the council, will also consider guidelines for incentives and subsidies used to attract industries so that unproductive provincial comoetition can be avoided. gunmen of the Irish Republican Army in the centre of a large housing project in this second- largest Northern Ireland city Wednesday. Mothers and paasers-by dragged the children to safety a) the soldiers exchanged snots with several men armed with machine-guns and rifles. The gunmen were reported to be members of both factions of the feuding militant Provisional! and me Official! who joined In the fight near the Roman Catholic Bogslde dis. trirt, a hotbed of anti-govern- ment feeling. Spokesmen for the IRA groups said two British soldiers were hit. But a British spokes- man said no array men were in- jured. He said four IRA gunmen were seen to fall and their bod- ies were dragged away. Authorities said it was the first time the Officials and the Provisionals have got together for a joint operation in recent years. The British spokesman said the gunmen were flushed out intc an open area near the Lon- donderry cemetery. Television cameraman Cyril Cave said he saw "six to seven children, mere infants, walking straight into the line of fire." The skirmishing lasted two hours. In Belfast, a reserve police- man, electrician Raymond Den- ham, 43, died on the way to hos- pital after being shot in a print- ing factory Wednesday night An armed man held up the ga- tekeeper as two other men en- tered the premises and shot Denhanx One report suggested that Denhani, a Protestant, was killed by an execution squad of IRA's Provisional wing. In a Catholic district of the capital three shots were fired at an army observation post. A soldier said he returned the fire and that a man had fallen to the ground. Soon afterwards, about 80 peo- ple gathered at the scene, and nail and gelignite bombs were hurled at troops. The crowd was dispersed by tear gas. A young Irish-born mother had her hair shorn by two men who raided her home in the English countryside Wednesday. Police believe she may have been the victim of IRA opera- tives or sympathizers, striking out because of the woman's open criticism of their fight against the British in Northern Ireland. Every Albertan involved Alberta must sell tourism By JEAN SWIHAHT Special Correspondent PORT MACLEOD "Every person in the province Is in- volved in tourism and we must sell this minister without portfolio Bob Dowling told The Herald correspondent at the annual meeting of the Fort Macleod and District Chamber of Commerce Wed- nesday night. Two hundred people attended the meeting. Interviewed prior to the meeting, Mr. Dowling said he feels it is wrong for highways to. pass small towns by and said roads should be laid out with tourism in mind. "We must sell this he said, adding, "75 per cent of the tourists coming for the first time come for the scenery; 100 per ceVc of the repeaters come of the people." WORK DONE He said much work has been done by the department of cul- ture, youth and recreation on creating ideas for the police Trust company branch robbed CALGARY (CP) A lone bandit held up a branch of the North West Trust Company shortly before dosing Wednes- day afternoon and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. Police said the man asked for the money and showed the teller the butt end of a revolv- er. Whether he escaped on foot or in a vehicle was not known, police said. No arrests have been i BOB DOWLING stresses need centennial in 1973. It will com- memorate the founding of the NWMP. forerunner to the R'OMP. Celebrations will be held across the nation. Commenting on news last week that a local Industry is getting the first licence in the province to raise wild turkeys for commercial sale. Mr. Dowling said Asked if the local fish and game asso- ciation, which baa purchased some of the birds, could ex- pect any help with their pro- posed park, he said that any- thing that will help the tourist industry would be considered but "they should get in touch with the department of lands and forests." James Flaherty, head ot the Canadian relations commit- tee of the Great Palls, Mont., Chamber of Commerce, was honored. From 1874 to 1892 the town was known as Fort Macleod, then townspeople decided to drop the "fort" tag and it be- came just Macleod. In 1940 Mr. Flaherty, the late Harold Long of Lethbridge, Al- bert Swinarton and others de- cided the original name was the beet one and began a cam- paign to get the name changed back. It was realized in 1956. Haley Aycock and Dr. John Walker, competitors lor the town in the 1971 B.C. Centen- nial air race from London, England to Victoria, B.C., were acclaimed by the annual meet- ing as well. AIRPORT UPGRADED Speaking to the general meeting, Tom Story, president, noted the local airport is being upgraded and will help vitalize the town. "The chamber of commerce is a tool for the business and professional he said. "Towns must go ahead. A small town can never be an In- dustrial centre, but we are for- tunate to live so close to Leth- bridge and Calgary and we must make our town a residen- tial area. It must be the best place to he said. Jim I s b e r g was elected president. Other officers: Andy MacKay, first vice-president; and Dr. John Walker, second vice-president. Cup of Milk fund donors Anonymous .............9 Charles Drain, Blalrmore l.OQ Nancy Hall and Dawn Walnsley, Blair more 3.15 Greg Mclntyn, Lsfhbrldge. VauxhaH Junior-Senior High School................ TflTtJl........................ 1 M.71 TOTAL TO DAT! ..........I1M2XI7 New money deal for Malta hinted VALLETTA (OP-AP) _ Mal- ta's governtnenthas again dropped broad Unto that the r island's economic welfare I be looked after no matter what happens In the dispute with Britain, the main source of Income for 170 years. Prime Minister Dom Mintoff never was so confident a deal will be made, the government chief spokesman Paul Naudi Wednesday night. Will) whom, he would not specify. But he said: "Malta has good (rinds in NATO and other countries." He did not name the Atlantic Alliance nations who may be prepared to come to some bilat- eral agreement outside the package Britain and NATO have offered. Mintoff wants million (946.8 million) a year. Britain and NATO have offered about half that MIGHT STILL TALK British Prime Minister Ed- ward Heath has not ruled out the possibility of a compromise, London sources say, although he insists Britain will not increase tts proposed share of the annual rent' for the Malta bases. Brit- ain's share would be mil- lion of NATO's offer of mil- lion. The United States and Italy in recent days have emerged as the NATO countries most inter- ested in going at toast some way toward meeting Mlntoffs TIME OUT AT SKATINO PARTY Although neither In need of a rait, Governor- General Roland Michenw and Mn. Michensr take a breather during Governor- General'i annual ikating party Wednesday night at Government Houw In Ottawa, Talking with the Mleheneri It William MaePherion, managing editor of the Ottawa Citi- zen. Canada expected to request extradition of jet hijacker OTTAWA (CP) Sometime in the next two weeks Canada Is expected to make a formal re- quest for the extradition of a 24-year-old New Yorker alleged to have hijacked an Air Canada Jet to Cuba Dec. 26. The case will be a precedent- setter in many ways. So far as is known here, no country has ever of fie i ally asked Cuba to return any of those who have hijacked air- planes to the Caribbbesn island. Cuba has never permitted ex- tradition of a hijacker. The man Canada wants to get hold of is Patrick Dolan Critton, Russian student returns to Soviet NEW YORK (AP) A Rus- sian exchange student who slashed his throat and wrists at Kennedy International Airport last1 Sunday flew home today after a six-hour diplomatic tug- of-war ended with U.S. officials convinced that he was leaving of his own accord. "It is my judgment that be is going of his own free said Samuel Zutty, investigator for the U.S. immigration service, after he and 'other U.S. officials interviewed Merab Kurashvily, 36, at the airport early today. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY BOTH LOCATIONS: NORTH and SOUTH AVAILABLE AT BOTH LOCATIONS: NORTH STORE SOUTH STORE 1111 ftagnrtti Drto Swith Phcm M74440 The U.S. authorities had de- layed the scheduled p.m. departure of the Soviet Aeroflot airliner for six hours Wednes- day night while insisting they be allowed to talk to Kurashvily. Soviet officials said the plane would not depart without toe student. Minutes after the interview was completed, Kurashvily walked to the departure gate accompanied by a number of security personnel. WON'T TALK Kurashvily made no reply to (he questions from reporters as he moved toward the plane. The airliner departed at a.m. After he slashed himself Sun- day, Kurashvily was taken to Jamaica Hospital in Queens by police. He told them he did not want asylum but had slashed himself "because I did not like myself at the time." Kurashvily and another Rus- sian student bad left Berkeley, Calif., where they were attend- ing the University of California, after a food store manager ac- cused them of shoplifting. The charges were later dropped, but they said they were humiliated. Soviet officials picked up Ku; rashvily after he was treated at hospital and took Urn to the So- viet mission to the United Na- tions. When U.S.. officials set up a hearing Tuesday to determine if Kurashvily wanted to go home, the Russians said he wan loo 111 to attend. charged by police in Missis- sauga, Ont., near Toronto, with kidnapping, unarmed robbery of an aircraft, and extortion. The man was taken into cus- tody by authorities at Havana. Ottawa officials do not doubt that, whatever the merits of Canada's case, the ultimate re- sponse of Cuba will be based on a political decision by Premier Castro. Neither do they doubt that a big factor in his decision will be Canada's importance to Cuba as one of only two countries in the Americas that have maintained unbroken ties with Cuba since Castro came to power 13 years ago. The other is Mexico. Lawyer nominated by Tories STETTLER (CP) Graham L. Harle, a 40 year old Stettler Lawyer, Wednesday was nominated by the Progres- sive Conservative Party to con- test the Feb. 14 StetUer Alberta byeloction. Mr. Harle was chosen on the first ballot over Ray Nelson, Reeve of the County of Stettler, and Ken Welter, a Castor busi- nessman. More than 700 attend, ed the meeting. The byelection is to fill Uie vacancy created by the Dec. 7 death of Conservative Jack Robertsco. It will be the Conservative government's first test at the polls since its election Aug. 30. The Conservatives were the first party to nominate for the byelection. A Social Credit nominating meeting will be held Jan. 20 in StetUer. The Liberal party hag indicated it may run a candi- date but has set no date for a meeting. The NDP will hold a constituency meeting Jan. 22 to decide whether it will con- test the byelection. Kidnappers letters read KIMBERLEY, B.C. (CP) Robinson M. Porter, head o tbt Mien wan read. Bennett ta charted with the kidnapping two jean ago of Philip then The youth han't bean teen since June UN. Tna lattn ntd ta Wednesday demanded and threatened that the youth would be "disposed of" if the money were not delivered. Robinson Porter testified Uiat the letters produced In court were letters he and Ms wife received on July 17 and July 25, 1969. One letter read, In part: "One slip, we cut out. A word to anybody and you have had It. There are three of us In this area two at the coast with the kid. Unless you amarlen up we will dispose of him and cut out." The letter wis ilgoed "the figure, which Britain regard! u greatly inflated for the island'i value aa a strategic base. But Mintoff, since his election last June, has also had useful contacts with West Germany. Calgary parachutist killed ABBOTSFORD, B.C. (CP) A parachutist from Calgary wai killed Wednesday when he fell feet after his parachute canopy separated from his har- ness during a practice jump at the Abbotsford Sport Parachute Centre, about 40 miles east of Vancouver. His name was withheld. A spokesman for the Cana- dian Sport Parachuting Asso- ciation said the man was a member of the Calgary Sky- diving Club and had made more than 300 jumps. He was on a holiday from Calgary. The spokesman said the man jumped from a Cessna 180 air- craft at feet and witnesses said the parachute was fully in- flated and functioning perfect- ly at feet. At feet, the man feil free and witnesses said be made no apparent attempt to activate a reserve parachute. Weather and road report SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H LPre Lethbridge -5 -2s M Pincher Creek 10 -34 .01 Medicine Hat 6 -23 .03 Edmonton -14-32 Grande Prairie -16 -34 Banff 11 -19 .10 Calgary 7 -24 0.1 Victoria 40 24 Penticton 28 15 .03 Prince George 5-34 Kamloops 55 5 Vancouver 38 28 Saskatoon -23 -W .02 Regina 2 -31 Winnipeg -21 Toronto 35 Ottawa 34 Montreal 35 St. John's 93 26 .03 Halifax 42 26 .01 Charlottetown 38 Fredericton 41 Chicago 46 New York 50 Miami 79 Los Angeles 60 Las Vegas 60 Rome 52 Paris 48 London 52 Berlin 23 Amsterdam 46 Moscow -R Stockholm 30 Tokyo 55 FORECAST Lethbridge, Calgiry, Med- 33 28 29 26 26 24 22 23 43 75 46 38 39 36 46 20 32 -15 21 49 icine Hat Regions TodiTt Clearing during the morning. Highs near IS below. Tomor- row: Mainly clear ud con- tinuing very cold. Lowi to- night near 30 below. Higln Friday li to 20 below. Columbli-Kootensy Today and Friday: Mainly clear and cold. Winds N15-20. Highs to- day five to 15 above. Lows to- night 10-20 below. Highs Friday five below to five above. Montana: East of Cootuwv tal Divide Occasional snow today with northerly wind! causing some drifting condi- tions. Partial clearing north this afternoon and over the south tonight. Scattered snow Friday. Colder south continued very cold north. Highs today S below to 15 below zero except 5 to 15 extreme southwest. Lowi tonight 25 to 40 below zero ex- cept zero to 10 below extreme southwest. Highs Friday zero to 15 below zero. West of Variable cloudiness today and tonight with gusty northeaster- ly winds in the passes. Widely scattered snow showers. Cold- er south. Friday cloudy with scattered snows and continued cold. High today zero to 10 be- low north 15 to 25 south. Lowi tonight 5 below to 15 below zero. Highs Friday t above to 10 below zero. YEAR END SPECIALS MAClfOD 17" HAMMERMILL, P.T.O. TRANSPORT McCOY-UNN 6" ROLLER MIX, P.T.O. t AUGERS HUTCHISON GRAIN AUGERS-VARIOUS LENGTHS Ui Far A Barpain You Can't Pan Up GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY Phone 328-4411 OFFICIAL A3 AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway J west Coleman to the B.C. border is covered wilh packed snow. Highway 5 Spring Coulee to Witerton has very thin layer of packed snow. Highway Pincher Creek to Waterton li covered with a thin layer of packed snow. All other highways in the Lethbridge district ire bare i packed unw through the towns. Highway 1 tram Can- Ida Highway Calgary to Revel- itoke is mcntly ban with Eracea of new snow and occa- sional slippery sections which have been plowed and sanded. Banff-Radium Highway Is In good winter' driving condition and has been plowed and sand- ed. Banff-Jasper highway re- ceived one inch of new and has occasional lUppery sections. MotolrsW are advised that snow tires or chaina are required while travelling through the Rogers Paai, Banff Jasper Highway and all Banff National Part aU (ocen roads. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opealng aid Chntaf Courts M hours; Carway t a.m. to p.m.; Del Bonlta 9 .m. to 6 p.m.; Roosovillc, B.C. a.m. to 6 p.m.; Klngsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthlll Rykerta I a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. WiktboTN. I la. to I p.m. ;