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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY NEAR 75 The letkbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 172 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JULY 4, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES ON ROAD TO RECOVERY Alabama Gov- error George Wallace waves to onlookers afler returning Monday to Holy Cross Hospital in Sil- ver Springs, Maryland offer a four-hour ouling ot the home of his doctor in nearby Bethesda. With Wallace are security men and his wife Cornelia. Pushing Wallace's wheelchair Is state trooper Copt. E. C. Dolhard who was shot the same time as the governor. He has since re- covered fully. Airport switch ''major scandal' Tory MP claims By VICTOR JIACKIB Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA A five-year feasibility study carried out by the federal transport department that, indicated a large new international airport should be located near Kingston, was abandoned when tile government made a "political" decision to build a second multi-mil- lion dollar airport at Ste. Scholastique near Montreal. The study proposed Kingston as the most logical Eite for a major new international airport to meet Ca- nadian requirements for the next 25 years or more. It would have been linked to Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa by rapid transit rail and short take-of! land- ing facilities, it was learned from informed sources. The decision to build a new airport at Ste. Scholastl- qiie, disregarding the transport study, was described as a "major by George Hees Ed- ward Hastings) in an interview today. He was ap- pointed minister o[ transport in 1957 and held that post lor tliree years In the Diefenbaker cabinet. When Ottawa began spending millions on the de- velopment, of the second "unneeded" airport for Mon- treal pressure went on the Liberals from Toronto that, it too should get a huge new airport. Bowing to this pressure the government authorized plans for a sec- ond airpoit to supply Toronto to be located in Pickering township. Both these new airports vill cost close lo a billion dollars ench before they are completed, said Mr. Hees. Many millions were being spent he charged. The need for more air travel accommodation could have hccn met by additional terminal facilities at Toronto and in Montreal, he said. Mr. Hees snid he had heard of the feasibility study being conducted by his former department. He knew from Ibc many cojilacLs he still Jias in that depart- ment that many of Ihe public servants there are "just sick" over Hie government's decision to disregard the long-range stilly and establish a huge new airport at Ste. Scholastique. "Th.it new airport is not needed. I classify Ste. Scholastique as a 100 per cent make-work and pa- tronage program for the province of Quebec that will cost around a billion dollars before it is he said. Even on ils busiest days the present Montreal air- port at Dorval has never Ireeu used to more than 80 per cent ot ils capacity, he claimed. Mr. Ilces compared this to Ihe Toronto airport. Its first terminal building was designed to accommodate passengers and nclually was handling 000 a year, double Its capacity. The plans for the Tnronlo airport ill Million, drawn up and approved by the transport department, whrn Mr. Hees was minister, called for three terminal build- ings to handle the growing nir traffic, The first ter- minal had been used longer than originally contem- plated and only last month was a second terminal completed fiyvl opened for traffic. Highly per cent of the overseas traffic originates In the Greater Toronto area, snid Mr. Hees, In Ihe light of this it was "nonsense" to establish a hupc new nil-port nt Sic. Scholiislique. It will cover acres when finished compared lo the ncrcs on which Million nlrporl is located ho snid. Twiuily- two limes larger. Koreans reach accord to work for unification SEOUL (AP) South and North Korea announced today they have agreed in high-level secret meetings to set up ma- chinery to work for unification of the long-divided peninsula. Simultaneous announcements in Seoul, the South Korean capi- tal, and Pyongyang, capital of North Korea, said the accord provides for a telephone hotline between the two cities to pre- vent accidental war and for a joint political committee to open exchanges in many fields and to promote unification of North and South through peaceful means without outside interfer- ence. The two governments also agreed to refrain from armed provocations and from slander- ing or defaming each other and to avoid accidental military in- cidents. The agreements were reached at meetings in Pyongyang May 2-5 and Seoul May 29-June 1. South Korean President Chung Hee Park and North Ko- rean Premier Kim II Sung par ticipated in the talks in their re- spective capitals, the announce- ment said. It was the first such contact reported between North and South Korea since before the 1950-53 Korean War, which took two million lives. The three- year conflict ended in an armi- stice July 28, 1953, and the two Koreas are still officially at war, with even mail exchange cut off. Koreans accustomed to hear- ing their governments denounce each other were surprised. Some said they were shocked. Government officials told edi- tors to stop referring to tha North Koreans as a common practice for decades. Saigon on verge of retaking town SAIGON (AP) South Viet- namese paratroops drove to the southwestern edge of Quang Tri City today in a lightning assault against North Vietnamese troops manning defensive strongpoinls, military sources said. Several hundred troops with U.S. advisers made Ihe attack, killing at least 20 North Viet- namese and recapturing 12 ar- tillery pieces lost in earlier fighting. At nightfall, the South Vietnamese were reported oc- cupying positinns about half a mile from the centre of the pro- vincial capital which the North Vietnamese captured May 1. Government spokesmen 1 n Saigon claimed the recapture of district headquarters: Mai I.inh, 1.2 miles soulheast of Quang Tri, and Tfai Lang, six miles southeast of Ihe capital, It was the first recapture of any ol Ihe 14 district towns lost to the North V i e t n a m e s c in their Ihree-monlh offensive The marines on the eastern flank of the Saigon drive to re- capture Quang Tri were re- ported within four miles of the city, and marine officers said their men could be in Quang Tri Wednesday if ordered to go. However, there were signs of stiffening North Vietnamese re- sistance around the town. Field commanders reported encoun- tering Ihe first bunkers of what was believed lo be a heavy line of fortifications. Tlie lead battalion of para- troops fought its first sizable battle Monday, taking on an es- timated North Vietnamese bat- talion. An American adviser, Capt. Gail Furrow, said the South Vietnamese killed 23 North Vietnamese, captured eight trucks and Ihree howitz- ers. Furrow said the paratroops captured six North Vietnamese who reported their officers abandoned them after a large number of B-52 strikes. "They said their officers just ran away, back up north." Hundreds of refugees from areas liberated by the South Vi- etnamese marie their way south on Highway One. They gathered at Phong Bien. 20 miles norlh of Hue, where buses and trucks picked them up and brought them to Hue. Abducted terrorist hiding in Canada? BELFAST (CP) The Bel- fast Telegraph says there is a possibility that abducted Protes- tant murderer Augustus (Gusty) Spence may have been flown to Canada from nearby Canada Day road carnage fourth worst By THE CANADIAN PRESS Canada has recorded its fourth worst holiday weekend accidental death toll with at least 137 Canadians dying acci- dentally during the last three days. The holiday weekend also was the second worst Dominion Day holiday for traffic deaths. A survey by The Canadian Press from p.m. Friday to midnight Monday showed 92 dead in traffic. Also listed were drownings, three dead in fires and four other accidental deaths. The Canada Safety Council had predicted that the holiday traffic death toll would be about 70. The highest accidental death loll on record is for the three- day 1963 Dominion Day Week- end. That year 172 Canadians died, 85 of them in traffic. The worst Dominion Day for traffic deaths was in 1967 when S4 died on the highways. Ravenous worm OB move again EDMONTON (CP) Alber- ta wall be hil with another Bertha Army Worm outbreak this summer, the agriculture department forecast Monday. Heavy infestations are ex- pected In the same areas as in probably coming in the last week of July or the first week of August. However, de- partment officials said they hope to be able to give farm- ers a couple of weeks notice of the infestation so that spraying can be started while the worms are small. The outbreak forecast is based on reports lhat a large number of moths now are em- erging in rapeseed crops. The departmenl warned farmers against spraying rapa crops before eggs are hatched. It says the insecticide lannatc is unlikely to have any effect nn eggs and they will continue to hatch. Last year. Bertha Army Worms Stacked acres, representing almost 10 per cent of the rapeseed grown in Al- berta. Aldergrove Airport Sunday night. Earlier, another report car- ried by Tlie Associated Press quoted a usually-reliable source as saying Spence liaii been flown to Montreal via Prestwick Airporl in Scotland Monday. The Telegraph says the re- ported departure from Alder- grove in only one of many hues of inquiry being followed by po- lice in their search for Spence, who was imprisoned [or life in 1966 for the murder of a Roman Catholic barman. Spence was kid- napped Sunday nigh! as he was returning to jail from a brief period of parole for his daugh- ter's wedding. CHECK PASSENGER LIST The Telegraph says police are checking the passenger list of a chartered plane which left Al- dergrove at about 7 p.m. Belfast time (2 p.m. EDT) Sunday for Montreal. The plane was carrying a group of Canadian Orangemen back lo Canada after a visit here. Spence disappeared about 5p.m. Belfast time, which would have given his abductors time to get him to Aldergrove before the chartered plane left. Canadian authorities have been placed on the alert lo make checks for Spence, The Telegraph says. A police spokesman said Ihe report about Spence being taken to Canada might be either spec- ulation or a deliberate attempt to send authorities on a "wild goose chase" in their hunt for the missing man. The British Army says it knows nothing of the reported departure for Canada apart from the reports reaching it via the press. A popular figure in the Prot- estant S h a n k 111 Road area, Spence was taken from a car in which he was riding back to Belfast prison afler a weekend parole. Some members of the Ulster Defence Association, a Protes- tant vigilante organization, swiftly blamed the underground Roman Catholic Irish Republi- can Army for the abduclion. But suspicions were expressed In other quarters that. Spenca was actually "in good hands." In addition lo this Iheory that he mighl actually have been "freed" by fellow-Protestants, there are fears in some circles that Spence might be other victim of Ihe series ot murders which have occurred in Ulster since early last weekend. In London, airline officials said there was only one flight to Canada by either Air Canada or British Overseas Airways Corp. from Prestwick on Monday and that no passenger named Spence was aboard. UDA backs down but claims victory BELFAST CAP) The Brit- ish army prevented Prolestant militants from barricading one ot their Belfast strongholds Monday niglil, but the Protes- tants claimed a "great victory." After a four-hour confronta- tion between masked men of the Ulsler Defence Associa- tion and 600 armed troops, iho Protestants' answer to the Roman Catholics' frish Republican its plans to throv." a steel barri- cade across Ainsworth Avenue in West Belfast. But the army agreed to set up checkpoints on the avenue and search anyone entering the dis- trict for weapons. And it said the the maintain law and order in the area, assisted by unarmed UDA patrols. "No members o[ the police will be allowed said a UDA leader: "We feel that if the Queen's Writ does not run in the Creggan and Bogside, then it will not run here." He was referring to the IRA's strongholds bi Londonderry, tha barricaded "no-go" districts which in effect arc autonomous IRA-Catholic areas [rom which the army and the police are barred. It was to protest this area known as Free Deny that the UDA began throwing up barri- cades during the weekend to create no-go districts of its wn. PUTS FOOT DOWN The army made no objections when the UDA barricaded off three other areas earlier Mon- day. But it took a stand in Ains- worth Avenue, it said, because the barrier ould cut off about JO Catholic i milies. area will not become a no-f said British army hea: Icrs. "The security forctj remain responsible [or law and order." Police reported another body found, the eighth after a week- end of assassinations. The po- lice said ths victim was a Cath- olic who had bse.n shot in tha hack. He was the 393th recorded victim of the three years of viol- ence in Northern Ireland. Democrats battle for votes in court Feeling heller KANSAS CITY. Mo. (AP) Former president Harry S. Truman was reported cheerful and in satisfactory medical condition Monday r.l Research Medical Cerilre as his doctor began what was described as routine testing. He is B8. i 7 LOllll'OlS UrgCtt gT ALBERT _ slricl_ cr craltrols tne licensing of be enlorce'i the Provincial The jury heard evidence in the deaths of Carmel Cornells. 71, and his wife, Alida, 74, ot the Legal district May 17. Provincial coroner Dr. Max Cantor criticized the provincial government for failing lo en- force laws governing the licens- ing of drivers ever 70. Over 70 himself. Dr. Cantor said he recently returned a five- year druer's licence sent lo lu'm by Ihc province. WASHINGTON (AP) Par- allel effort to upset the Califor- nia and Illinois decisions of tho Democratic credentials commit- tee moved toward a federal ap- peals court today. Lawyers fighting Ihe commit- tee decisions said they would appeal Judge George Hart's rul- ing in U.S. district court Mon- day that 'he judiciary should not get involved in the debate. Anticipating the appeals, Hart told the lawyers that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia had agreed to hear arguments today. Hart's decision not lo meddle came in two cases: move by Senalnr George McGovern's camp to overturn the credentials com- mittee vole stripping him of more than 150 California dele- gates. by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley "and 58 of his al- lies to upset a committee vote depriving them of seats as con- vention delegates. The Illinois vole gave Me- Govern at least 41 supporters among Ihe challengers seated by the cemmittee in place of the Daley contingent. McGovern forces first sought a comprom- ise in the Illinois dispute, but after the California upsel, they stood firmly against Daley. Probe rejected SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (Reuter) President Nixon has rejected a call by the Demo- crat for a special presidential investigation of the attempted telephone hugging June 17 of Democratic party nalional headquarters in Washington, the While House said Mondav. Supporters of Senator Hubert Humplirey initiated the chal- lenge to the winner-lake-all as- pect of California's primary, and Humphrey picked up most, of the delegates taken from McGovern and apportioned among all who ran in that stale. FAIRNESS NOT ISSUE In ruling on the California challenge, Judge Hart com- mented: "It might not be cricket; it might even be dirty pool, but is it His answer was that there was no clear constitutional principle in- volved. Humphrey welcomed Hart's ruling and said the convention floor "is the proper place1' to resolve the dispute. He pre- dicted that "a safe margin" will uphold (he committee vote at the Miami Beach convention next week. If the ruling is sus- tained, he said, "we would have a good chance lo get the nomi- nation." Agassiz shacktown ah Freedomites trickling back to Krestova Seen and heard About town JIEOPLE from Kipp aren't "Kippers" Shirley Thompson was proclaiming Bill West being nick- named Bronco Bill afler buy- ing n new four-wheel drivo vehicle Mrs. Noln MnclRn anil Iliirns Blaxall limit ing all over town for .1 litlle boy's bathing suit so they could swim at mom and tot's scs- (ion at Uw Frlti Sdt Fool, GRAND FORKS. B.C. (CP) Members nf Ihe Sons of Free- dom Doukhobor sect arc tric- kling back inlo British Colum- bia's Koolcnay area after aban- doning their roacisldc at the barbed-wire gales o[ Mountain Prison ncnr B.C. The return marks Ihc final chapter in the trek by the radi- cal sect when some 500 mem- bers burned their larpnpcr shacks at Krcslova, B.C., in September, and marched to Agassi! lo be nenr about 100 of their brclhcrn wlio had been niTcsled, convicted of terrorist iU'tivilic.s and senl to llie special fireproof prison that was built nt a cost ot lo bold them. The trek has ended as it began with members ot Ihc sect still al odds will] the law. Twcny-five were arrested Sunday aflor a demonstration in front of the hornn of John Veri- Rin, loader nf about Or- thodox Doukhohors residing in B.C. They are scheduled lo ap- pear in court July 'S. The history of the Freedom- ttes, who claim to DO pacifists, has been pockmarked with viol- ence, burnings and nude pa- rades since they first crime to B.C. from Saskatchewan about 70 years ago. The trek slarlrd on Labor Day, 1962, with Ihc burning ol homes at Krcstovn, silualcd ntop a bleak, sandy hilltop 400 milei east of Vancouver and about 15 miles west of the ennv cily of Nelsciy The 500 Krcslova Freedomites marched ue.slward for several days, their number swelling lo ahoul. men. women and children as other members of I ho .i.nno-slrong sect, joined their ranks. The trek continued by cars, buses and trucks late inlo with slops here, and al Prince- ton, Hope, and V ti n c o u v c r, where they lingered for seven months before finally camping oulsidc Mountain Prison in Au- gusl, ISM, at Ihc same limo their imprisoned brelhcrn began n lumper strike. Both Iho prisoners and tho trckkcrs malntnlntd the Impris- oned Frcodomites were unjustly convicted for acls instigated by others and lh.it they wauled a solution to Doukhobor problems. What the solution or even the problem was no one knew, not even the Froedomites them- selves. The hunger strike, Joined by Frccdomilcs outside the prison, continued for several months. Most imprisoned Freedomites accepted force-feeding. Somo did not and were taken to an outside liospilal nnd fed intrave- nously. One of them died in hos- pilal. Outside the prison, Ihe Free- domilc community, established at tho side of Iho road lending to Uic prison, took on nn almost permanent appearance, Tcnti were r e p 1 a c e d by larpapc." shr.cks floors. Chil- dren ailendcd public schools in Agrissiz and many younger members found jobs. Many remained after Ihe last, Freedomile in Ihe prison was released in bill Ihe num- bers al the roadside camp dwin- dled to less than 200. Mnyor Wcs Johnson of Kent municipality, which lakes in tho Mountain Prison area, said Monday he visited the camp Sunday nnd found it descried. The Freedomites have given no indication of their future plans hut some observers be- lieve they plan to re-establish themselves nt Uielr old Krcs- lova headquarters. ;