The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
-THE LITHBBIDQE HERALD Saturday, January M, News In brief Bomb explodes in glass plant Weapons offered for oil ST. HELEN'S, England (AP) A package bomb ex- ploded Friday in the offices of a glass manufacturing firm, injuring a security officer. Police said the bomb was in a paperback book on antiques. It exploded in the post room of Pilkington's Glass Works, wounding the security officer in the hand. It was the 38th blast in a spate of bombings that began just before Christmas. Police blame many of the explosions on the Irish Republican Army. In Belfast, a British soldier was killed in an explosion Fri- day, raising the death count to 931 in four years of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland. Prisoner to repay benefits WINNIPEG (CP) Win- nipeg man, William Baxter, was fined in provincial judges court Friday when he pleaded guilty to unlawfully receiving in unemploy- ment insurance benefits while in prison. Judge B. M Steen ordered him to repay the money and pay the fine or spend 14 days in jail. Highway shut near Field VANCOUVER (CP) The department of highways said the Trans Canada Highway was blocked Friday night by a snowslide six miles east of Field. B.C., near the Alberta border A spokesman said all traffic on the highway was being turned back at Revelstoke, B.C. It was not known how big the slide was. No cars were in- volved. The spokesman said the highway could be open later today Plane spill kills 60 IZMIR, Turkey (AP) A twin-engine Turkish jetliner with 73 persons aboard crash- ed and exploded into flames today shortly after takeoff from Izmir's military airport. Sixty persons were killed, the airline reported. Of the 13 survivors, most were in critical condition, the airline said. An infant boy, wrapped in a blanket, surviv- ed the crash and the blaze with minor scratches, airport police said. The cause of the crash was being investigated by military experts and airline officials who rushed to the scene, in- cluding the director general of the Turkish airlines. Sources said they suspect engine problems to be the cause of the crash. The crash was the worst dis- aster hi the history of Turkish civil aviation and the airline, which has been noted for its good safety record. PARIS (AP) In a bid to get bargain prices for petroleum imports, France is stepping up its campaign to sell arms to the world's oil- producing states, informed sources say. French weapons from Mirage jets to anti-tank rockets are well regarded among Third World countries, especially by the Arabs. So far, the French govern- ment has sold various arma- ments to half of the 12 mem- bers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, and it is approaching four others. "The French need money to pay for one source said. "And the oil-producing coun- tries have money and want arms. It's that simple." Defence Minister Roger Galley says French arms sales abroad last year brought a record billion and amounted to about 17 per cent of the country's total exports. But skyrocketing oil prices will require the government to increase its over-all exports by billion this year, prompting a drive to expand arms sales. "I have no intention of stop- ping our export Galley told reporters. In recent months, the sources said, the French have approached Nigeria, which is said to be in the market for 18 jets, and Kuwait, which wants to buy 24 planes. French arms experts are reported to have also sounded out Algeria and Iraq, two countries which up to now have looked almost totally to the Soviet Union for their arms supply. An official in the arms ex- port department of the French defence ministry refused to confirm the reports. Unproductive note at feed grain talks Calgary body identified CALGARY (CP) RCMP Friday identified a man found dead in a wooded area two miles west of Calgary last Dec. 23 as Clarence Alexander Candhsh, 32, of Calgary. A spokesman said Candlish was believed to have died around Oct. 25. The cause of death has not been established but foul play is not suspected. Floods drown baby girl BRISBANE least three persons, including a baby girl swept from her fa- ther's arms, were drowned early today when floods caus- ed by torrential rain and a freak tidal surge hit this eastern Australian city. Police estimated today more than 17 inches of rain fell in the 24 hours. A spokesman said the death toll may rise. The rain was a backlash from Tropical Cyclone Wanda which moved across the Queensland coast Friday following heavy flooding which has swamped much of eastern Australia for more than a month. Deaths San G. Spadia, 85, father of the owner of the. National Football League's San Francisco '49ers, Lou Spadia, of a stroke. Oakland, Calif.-Al Robin- son, 26, winner of a silver medal in featherweight boxing at the 1968 Olympic Games, after a three-year coma suf- fered in a workout. Cumberland Shores, KY.-Joe Savoldi Jr., 65, a former professional football player and wrestler who played for national college football championship teams at Notre Dame in 1928 and 1929. Moose Jaw, Miller, 93, former editor of The Times-Herald. Apartment dweller A four-foot boa constrictor lost in an apartment block six months ago has been found by a new tenant. City police constable Bob Henderson, formerly a zoo- keeper, has offered to keep it. Henderson says the boa apparently was without food for several months. Picture shows Henderson and the snake, whichs he says is now recuperating. Architect wants medical gas test OTTAWA (CP) A day- long conference on feed grains, involving agriculture spokesman from across the country, ended on a relatively unproductive note Friday more than an hour earlier than planned. Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan, in summary, said the "main problem is not one of details or proposals, but rathern one of philosophy." The conference was called to permit the various agricultural organizations to present their views on the government's new feed grains proposals, announced last August. It ended quietly after it appeared a confrontation was developing between federal and regional rep- resentatives. The Alberta Wheat Pool, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and Manitoba Pool Elevators said in a brief that they are con- vinced some aspects of Ot- tawa's feed grains policy "are not in the best interest of prairie producers of feed grains." Last August, the federal government announced its new policy of an interim plan for the current crop year and a longterm plan that would come into effect Aug. 1, 1974, the start of the next crop year. The long-range goal is an equal base price for feed grains across the country, alleviation of depressed prices at the producer level and en- couragement of growth in livestock and feed grains ac- cording to the natural poten- tial of the various regions. RETAIN CONTROL The Canadian wheat board, under Justice Minister Otto Lang, would retain complete control over feed grain ex- ports, and restrictions on the domestic market would be relaxed to facilitate in- terprovincial movement of feed grains. "The pools are of the opin- they said in their brief, "that the policy will not necessarily improve the situa- tion for end-users of feed grains in other parts of Canada." They countered with the suggestion that any new policy must create and maintain an orderly marketing system. The problem in past years is that the feed grains market has been unstable and dis- orderly. Wheat warning given by rapeseed boss EDMONTON (CP) Alber- tans could be fooled into switching from rapeseed to wheat if they are not on guard, James McAnsh, executive director of the Rapeseed Association of Canada, said Friday. Speaking to the Alberta Rapeseed Grower's Associa- tion annual meeting, Mr. McAnsh warned delegates: "You may be up'to your arm- pits in wheat before you know it." "We seem to be returning to worship at the alter of the goddess wheat." He expressed amazement that current high prices could cause Albertans lo forget the days of not being able to sell wheat. "It took us a long time to build up a rapeseed market. I'd hate to see it thrown out the window." Mr. McAnsh said the 'domestic market could con- sume a greater share of the rapeseed crop if federal government restrictions on the erucic acid content were eased. The restrictions are based on 1970 experiments showing large doses of the acid were harmful. Mr. McAnsh said it was dif- ficult for farmers to know what the acid content of their rapeseed was because there are few machines available for testing, and he urged producers to withhold their product from market until SUDBURY, Ont. (CP) The chief architect for a new million wing of Sudbury General Hospital told a cor- oner's inquest Friday that in future hospitals should carry out independent inspection of medical gas lines before putting them into use. Wolfgang Praetorius of To- ronto said he did not hold that opinion "up to Sept. 7" when six-year-old Catharine Dominic died as a result of a switch in oxygen and anesthetic gas. "My opinion has changed since." The architect testified as the inquest into 23 deaths at the institution closed out its second week. Later, he added that the de- signers and installers of medi- cal gas systems should par- ticipate in tests along with those using and maintaining them. Evidence at the inquest has indicated that the general practice is for the lines to be tested mechanically only to make sure they carry gas ef- ficiently, without specifically ensuring that the same gas entering one end comes out the other. Mr. Praetorius recommend- ed to the jury that industry start producing color-coded pipes to identify different gas lines and that a continuous- monitoring device be developed for use at medical gas outlets. Canada awaits tar sand offer CP Air fares to change VANCOUVER (CP) CP Air announced Friday it will increase regular fares and reduce discounts offered on its British Columbia-Yukon- Alberta services beginning Feb. 28. Fares between most cities will be increased and on seven longer-haul routes will be raised The airline will offer a senior citizen fare which per- mits reservations, but at only a 10 per cent discount. The ex- isting standby senior citizen and youth fares discount will be reduced to 20 per cent from the present 50 per cent. Social development official defends juvenile referral Israeli troops retrench THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli troops have begun Congratulations I NOY BARNABY Noy Barnaby is one of 51 Block Bros, realtors and management couples in Southern Alberta that have qualified for an all expense paid trip to beautiful Maui. Block Bros are proud of their achievements This is an annual con- test we look for each year A career with Block Bros, has many ad- vantages Phone Frank Tmordi at 328-1044. 'SUCCESS sower evacuating their bridgehead on the west bank of the Suez canal and retrenching along new lines in the Sinai desert under the Israeli-Egyptian troop disengagement pact. The movement across the canal Friday of tanks, trucks and other military gear, in- cluding captured Soviet-built weapons, was shrouded in secrecy on orders of Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Dayan. EDMONTON (CP) A health and social development department official Friday defended the current handling of juvenile delinquent cases by a department referral com- mittee. Bruce Rawson, deputy minister, told the Kirby Com- mission investigating Alber- ta's lower court system that the department was better equipped to handle delinquent cases than court personnel because department workers were familiar with facilities available to treat such cases. But two members of the commission, Mr. Justice W.J.C. Kirby of the Alberta Supreme Court and Dr. Max Wyman, president of the University of Alberta, ex- pressed concern about the referral committee, which decides where juvenile delin- quents should be treated. Mr. Justice Kirby compared the provincial system to legal procedures in 15th century England which were infamous for lack of legal safeguards. And Dr. Wyman said he found it "almost incredible that a group of nameless, faceless people can send a child to an institution." Mr. Rawson said some protection for juveniles was provided by a weekly review of juveniles in institutions by juvenile court judge Norman Hewitt, who has the power to order a review of any juvenile's commitment to an institution. He said the six-member referral committee becomes involved only after a juvenile court judge finds a juvenile guilty of an offence under the Juvenile Delinquency Act. Before 1970, only juvenile court judges could determine where a delinquent could be sent. But the responsibility was shifted to the department four years ago. SHORTAGE OF FACILITIES Mr. Rawson also said that although holding facilities for juveniles had increased since 1970 "it well may be true we're still short." He added that he had originally underestimated the number of places needed for hard-core delinquents. But part of the shortage will be made up this summer when a 24-bed security unit is com- pleted at the youth develop- ment centre in Edmonton. The centre currently has 82 beds. In addition, a 60-bed addi- tion to the Calgary Detention- Observation Centre was open- ed in 1972 and a 19-bed holding and assessment centre was completed in Grande Prairie last year, he said. Smaller eight-bed units are ready for construction in Lethbridge and Red Deer. By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Finance Minister John Turner said Friday the Canadian govern- ment is interested in whatever proposition the three com- panies of Japan's giant Mit- subishi group have put forward in seeking to es- tablish a multi-billion dollar oil refining and petro- chemical Co. announced in Tokyo Thursday that there is a team from the corporation and its associated companies in Canada now discussing the possibility of a joint venture with Great Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. Mitsubishi is in- terested in making use of the extensive deposits of oil sands at Athabasca. The investment involved could come to "several billion dollars" according to the Mitsubishi group. Mr. Turner flatly denied an earlier report carried by the government-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that the Canadian government had rejected a billion offer to invest in the tar sands. Mr. Turner said no specific amounts had been mentioned nor any firm approach made to the federal authorities. He said the Canadian government was naturally in- terested in whatever proposi- tion the Japanese had to make. Any such proposition would require considerable study by the appropriate authorities in this country, said the finance minister. they could get a sample analysed by the Canadian Grain Commission. He also suggested a penalty system for farmers delivering rapeseed with a high erucic acid content. Propane rollback prepared WASHINGTON (AP) -The Nixon administration appar- ently is preparing to require a rolback in the price of propane and some domestically-pro- duced oil, but there is no in- dication of when or how much. Federal energy chief William Simon was asked by reporters Friday if a rollback in oil prices is in prospect. Simon replied: "There sure but quickly added he was referring only to so-called "new" oil which has. been freed of price controls and is selling at a barrel. Also on Friday, Simon told the Senate permanent in- vestigations subcommittee his Federal Energy Office (FEO) soon will publish new regulations for propane -which he hopes will bring about a "substantial reduction" in its price. Propane, used extensively in agriculture, has increased as much as 300 per cent in price in recent months. Simon gave no indication of how large a oil-price rollback to expect. He has said, .in the past that a barrel would be a reasonable "long-term" price for oil but cautioned Fri- day against speculation that prices would immediately be reduced to that level. American bakers eye Soviet flour 'Calgary needs party politics9 Carpel CteejrtMg Lid. NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING LETHBRIDGE METRO N.D.P. ASSOCIATION WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30th Rainbow Hall 5th Avonuo North Pot Luck p.m. Business p.m. QUEST SPEAKER: Howard LtMon EVERYONE WELCOME' CALGARY (CP) A political scientist said Friday the squabbling and buck- passing at city hall would end only when ward politics ends while Mayor Rod Sykes called on Aid. Tom Priddle to resign. Aid. Priddle should resign, Mayor Sykes said, because "he has caused the expen- diture of some thousands of dollars of public funds" for an investigation into alleged con- flict of interest involving the mayor and the city's conven- tion centre project. City solicitor Brian Scott released the result of the in- vestigation Thursday, saying "there is no evidence" that Mayor Sykes, who worked with a real estate company before entering politics, had used his office to advance the fft.ft-millRm project. Speaking to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Dr. John Woods, head of the political science department at the University of Calgary, said party politics should be introduced to Calgary. Dr Woods said with ward politics, each of the alderman is working for the interest of his own ward, rather than for the interest of the city "We have got 13 people at city hall who are all opposed to each other. But it's not the fault of the mayor or the aldermen. Most people would act the same, elected to office under existing circum- stances." With party politics, the alderman "must respond to what's in the minds of the voters" at election time, Dr. Woods said. WASHINGTON (CP) President Nixon's order to suspend import quotas on wheat and flour has led to a rumor that United States bakers may buy some Soviet flour. The rumors were view- ed with skepticism by agriculture department of- ficials and wheat-producer representatives. Meanwhile, U.S. millers say they won't be buying much ad- ditional Canadian wheat un- less its price and shipping costs come down. Nixon acted Friday to sus- pend the import quotas until U.S. farmers begin harvesting the 1974 wheat crop, expected to be a record The quotas had been bushels of milling wheat and four million pounds of flour. Their suspension means that until June 30, mil- lers and-bakers can import all they choose. Canada is the traditional source for most wheat im- ported by the U.S., but its price may hold down imports. "The biggest problem is the price of Canadian wheat, which is running at about a bushel right said a spokesman for Pillsbury, the largest U.S. miller. "Add the transportation costs and it would make it quite he said IMPORT DUTY ADDED Added to the cost of wheat and transportation is a 21- cent-a-bushel import duty. By comparison, the cash price of a bushel of hard red winter wheat in Kansas City Friday was about A milling representative said substantial quantities of European flour may move into the U.S. market as a result of the Nixon order. Some trade sources suggested that the Soviet Union also may be ready to sell U.S. bakers some flour. Eighteen months ago, as the result of a disastrously short crop, the Soviets bought more than 400 million bushels of U.S. wheat. Assistant Agriculture Secre- tary Carroll Brunthaver said Russia is not believed to have the additional wheat milling capacity to sell extra flour on the world market. Driver gets fine VANCOUVER (CP) Gregory William Butler of Toronto was fined Fri- day for dangerous driving and had his driver's licence suspended for three years for driving other than that re- quired" for employment. He was charged after Stephen Vaughn Wells and Colleen Lynne Wells were kill- ed when their car was hit Aug. 11 by one driven by Butler. 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