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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THB IETHMIDGE HERALD Juiy 11, 1973 News in brief Court order stalls vote result WINNIPEG (CP) The vote that will break the deadlock in the Wolseley riding election may not be cast until next week, unless a court order scheduled for judgment next week is removed, Wolseley Re- turning Officer Jim Maloway said Tuesday. The court order bars Mr. Maloway from reconsidering a hospital ballot he formerly re- jected. It was initiated by Liberal leader Izzy Asper who, like NDP candidate Murdoch Mac- kay, received votes in the June 28 election. Conservative candidate Robert Steen re- ceived votes. Uganda president Amin warns U.S. LONDON (Reuter) dent Idi Amin of Uganda has warned the United States he will not stand for any American "dirty tricks" which might turn Uganda into another Vietnam, Radio Uganda reported. A broadcast monitored here Tuesday said Amin told U.S. Charge d'Affaires Robert Kee- ley that drastic measures would be taken against any Americans in the country found working against Ugandan interests. The radio said Amin added that he was shocked to learn that in a period of only two years, 22 "minor religious sects" had infiltrated Uganda from the United States. He said he is not ready to see another Cambodia or Vietnam in Uganda, the radio added. Gotft studies Arctic railways OTTAWA (CP) The federal government is making "a fresh evaluation" of building railways to the Arctic, Energy Minister Donald Macdonald told the Commons Tuesday. But he indicated that the studies are being concentrated on a Northwest-Territories route rather than one through the Yukon. Replying to questions from Stuart Legatt Mr. Macdonald said an Arctic railway, as pro- posed by British Columbia Pre- mier David Barrett, would in- volve construction in both the Yukon and Alaska to carry oil and gas to markets in the south. Mr. Macdonald said such a project does not enjoy a high priority vvith the United States. Nor would Mr. Barrett's pro- posed railway route through B.C. reach Canadian resources in the Mackenzie Delta, scene of the Arctic's biggest oil and gas play. Air controllers defy court order FRANKFURT (AP) Oper- ations were suspended today at Frankfurt Airport, Central Eu- rope's largest, after air con- trollers defied a court in- junction against their six-week- old slowdown. Domestic and international flights were diverted to other West German airports, where no serious disruptions were re- ported. The controllers are demand- ing better pay, working condi- tions and technical facilities. The slowdown has also forced Hannover and some other air- ports to suspend operations temporarily at various times. Lufthansa, the German airline, has canceleld more than 100 flights daily, and other flights have often hours. been delayed for bail set in big drug case NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. (CP) Bail ranging from to was set in provincial court Tuesday for 20 persons charged in a million drug seizure on Vancouver Island. All 20 are charged with pos- session of hashish for the pur- pose of trafficking. Ten are charged with conspiring to im- Explosions Mil four workers CLEBURNE, Tex. (AP) underdeveloped countries, picking up hand-grenade fuses scattered by explosions that wrecked a munitions plant and killed four women employees. The fuses are "quite sensitive if handeld said a spokesman for the munitions team from Fort Hood, Tex. Three explosions Tuesday in- jured at least 30 other persons at the Gearhart-Owens In- dustries Inc. plant three miles north of here. The plant assembled hand grenades and made fuses and assorted munitions. About 80 per cent of its employees were women. CAREERS GENERAL MANAGER WANTED Capable of taking care of of ready mix con- crete and sand and gravel business. Must knowledge of construction work, ready mix con- crete and accounting. Ability to manage men end deal with customers. by letter stating previous experience, ad- dress and phone ncmber. ADDRESS APPLICATIONS TO: OTTO HAHN, BOX 189, CLARESHOLM Mark "PERSONAl" All In Strictest SERVICE STATION DEALERS Gulf Oil Canada outstanding profit opportunities for individuals with initiative. Because of the expand- ing petroleum market. Gulf needs people to lease and operate Gulf Service Stations. .Willingness to make a capital investment in your own business, plus previous experience in the Service Station or related business are essential. Successful candidates can be assured of a good annual income, and wiJ) receive extensive training in toe sales, service, and business management as- pects of Service Station business. In addition, a continuous program of advertising, marketing, and business counselling wjJU bs cvaiJabto to Gulf Station operators. For an appointment Gulf Oil Canada P.O. Sox 4444. Alberto. T2P2RI Mr. V P Brcwn Plan probe into U.S, oil prices WASHINGTON cost of Living (AP) The Council an- nounced Tuesday an investiga- tion of the United States petro- leum industry, from the re- finery to the gas pump, to de- termine whether prices have been increased illegally. James McLane, deputy coun- fil director, said price rollbacks 931 be ordered where violations of the government's current price freeze are found. One violation the investiga- tors will watch for, he said, is a reduction of the octane rating of gasoline without a correspond- ing decrease in price. McLane also said the pro- posed new anti-inflation pro- gram, called Phase 4, win not be able to stop a continued rise in food prices over the next six months. But he said the in- crease should be much less than the 22-psr-cent rate of in- crease this year before the price freeze. He said the supply of food hems, such as fruits and vege- i tables, chickens and hogs, have not developed as anticipated. Coupled with havy foreign de- mand for U.S. agricultural goods, rises in food price are In- evitable, he said. Administration sources sa'd announcements of some details of the Phase 4 program to fol- low the 60-day freeze imposed June 13 may be made in the next few days. Bears hamper golfers play XniMAT, B.C. (CP) Seven grizzly bears have taken up residence on a golf course at Kemano, 50 miles south of here, and act as if they mean to stay. The bears came down from the mountains to feed on a nearby garbage dump and are giving golfers a bad case of the jitters. In a classic case of under- statement, conservation of- ficer Gerry Smythe says the golfers do have a problem. He says he win go to Ke- mano today to see what can be done. Mr. Smythe 533-5 the bears cone down froni the mountains because of a late spring which left alpine JTicadows covered with socrsr. So far the bears hav? done no damage but go5f scores have gone up. port hashish into Canada. Thirteen of the accused, in- cluding six women, were ar- rested June 30 as Canadian armed forces personnel, armed machine guns, and the RCMP boarded the converted United States minesweeper Marysville in lonely Quatsino Sound. Seven men from the Canadian fishboat Gondola were arrested the same day. However, it wasn't until July 5 that authorities found the drugs. A Canadian Armed Forces Corporal found 800 pounds of hashish and 200 pounds of marijuana stashed in green garbage bags under a log about 30 feet from the high water mark on the south side of the sound. Judge J. N. Bartman re- manded all 20 to July 17 to set a trial date. Bail of was set for Kenneth Henry Carpenter, 27, of north Vancouver. Carpenter, arrested aboard the gondola, is charged both with conspiracy to import and possession for purposes of- traf- ficking. Cash bail of was sat for American pornographic him maker Alexander de Renzys, 38, of San Rafael, Calif. Police say he owns the Uarysville. Renzy, free on bail, also went surety for for 12 other Americans, all of whoro were expected to be released later Tuesday. Frog hunt When the Vancouver Pub- lic Aquarium decided to recruit more frogs for dis- play it offered a group of youngsters a dime a frog. The kids brought in more than 50. Tom Sawyer, of Richmond, is shown wear- ing his dime as he hands over his catch. Gov't won't halt aid to Zambia OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment wiU not halt develop- ment aid to Zambia in spite of I me African country's failure to {explain satisfactorily the May .deaths there of two Ontario girls, External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp said Tuesday. He told Alfred D. Hales (PC- Wellington) that a loan to Zambia, announced Letter-bomb campaign renewed BELFAST (AP) More bombs and rockets exploded in Northern Ireland today and au- thorities reported that terrorists have begun another letter-bomb campaign. Frank Gage, a 53-year-old member of the Ulster police au- thority, suffered hand injuries from an explosion when he opened a letter Tuesday. Police said six such letter bombs were received by vari- ous community leaders, but the other five were detected and de- fused. Police suspected the Provisional King of toe Irish Republican Army. During the night in Belfast, guerriOas fired a rocket at a sandbagged army post in a Ro- man Catholic quarter, then raked it with gunfire. Snipers believed to be members of the IRA fired on military patrols. Gunmen fired at a pedestrian from an automobile in Carrick- fcrgus and two bombs wrecked a garage end a rugby pavilion on the outskirts of Londonderry. Gov't election spending bill commended by MPs By STUART LAKE OTTAWA (CP) It took the Watergate scandal in the United States to convince the govern- ment the Canadian people will no longer "tolerate the non- sense" that went on in federal elections, Les Benjamin (NDP-Regina-Lake Centre) said Tuesday night. Mr. Benjamin joined Michael Forrestall Halifax East) in commending (be government on its bill to limit the spending of political patties and candidates in elec- tions and require public dis- closur eo ftfeose who donate or more to campaign funds. Government House Leader Al- lan MacEachen called the bill "the most comprehensive at- tempt to control election ex- penses taken in Canada so far." It would result, he said, in the "one of the most open and democratic elections in the world." In a rare burst of co-oper- ation, Mr.- Forrestall said the Conservatives are ready to con- clude second-reading debate by Thursday and send the bill to a committee for detailed study. Earlier the Commons gave second reading to a bill to halt the work of 10 provincial elec- toral boundaries commissions that have been adjusting Com- mons seats on the basis of the 1971 census. GET 18 MONTHS Under this bii the Commons will have 18 months to propose changes in the work of redistri' bution which has added three new seats in Ontario and Brit- ish Columbia but reduced the representation for five other provinces. It was the loss of seats in the less-populated areas and the added political power given to cities that caused most debate on the bill. John Diefenhaker (PC- Prince whose riding woubj have disappeared had re- distribution gone ahead as scheduled, said Mr. Justice R. L. Brownridge, head of the Saskatchewan boundaries com- mission, had political considera- tions in mind in drafting pro- posed new ridings in that prov- ince. He said Parliament had es- tablished the independent com- missions to stop the practice of the France's N-tests imminent Monday, is being made with his fun knowledge and approval. Canadian development aid to Zambia is "assistance to the people, not the government of Mr. Sharp said. Mr. Hales suggested the gov- ernment withhold future devel- opment grants and loans to Zambia until it receives a full explanation for the fatal shoot- ing of the two 19-year-okl Sinclair of Guelph, Ont., and Marjan Drij- ber of Rockwood, Ont They were killed by Zambian soldiers on the Rhodesian border near Victoria Falls. Mr. Sharp said the govern- ment is "still not satisfied' with the replies it has received from the Zambian government "I doubt very much, however, that we should penalize the pov- erty-stricken people of Zambia) ___ he said. I the tek French The loan announced Monday eminent made clear it will not PARIS (CP) The start of the controversial French nu- clear weapon tests in the South Pacific was considered immi- nent today as a government ban on flights and shipping in the test zone went into effect. The first Mast, expected to be of a one-megaton weapon, may come as soon as Friday. There was speculation that there might be as many as six explosions, combining next year's test program with this year's. Defying a World Court In- junction, widespread foreign protests that fallout from the tests win endanger human life and plans by a New Zealand Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS MiskeH, 61, chief copy editor of the Buffalo Courier-Express, of a heart at- tack. Kay Collins, 80. former British Co- Supreme Court by the Canadian International Development Agency is in- tended to help Zambia buy 40 Canadian-made railway tank cars. Military gov't tightens grip MONTEVIDEO (Reuter) Uruguay's new military-backed government tightened its grip on the country today amid signs that a protest strike against the regime is weakening. Troops were out in strength in iba centre of Montevideo Tues- day night and prevented a ond demonstration due to be foeJd in the wake of Monday's bloody clash the forces and demonstrators which left 150 persons injured. Streets were cordoned off and armored vehicles stood ready. Soldiers surrounded university faculties, occupied strategic points in the cty end stood guard at hospitals, bus depots and factories still hit by the strike. The strike, now in iU 15th day, was called by the outlawed National Workers Federation (CNT) in protest against the cancel the tests. It says they are necessary for development of the nuclear strike force that the late Presi- dent Charles de Gaulte spon- sored to enhance France's voice in world affairs. There may never be an offi- cial announcement that the tests have been held. This was the procedure last year, when the only official French word was an announcement after the last explosion that the area around Mururoa Atoll was no longer closed. boundaries of a riding to favor a particular party. Jack Homer (PC-Crowfoot) sounded a familiar theme in the debate when he said Parliament must ensure an effective politi- cal voice for rural areas. Andre FortSn (SC-Lotbi- niere) agreed, saying the Que- bec commission did not take into account that rural MPs must travel farther to serve small, scattered populations. WANTS LESS Mr. Benjamin said a previous government bill to limit election expenses did not deal with party spending. He disagreed with a provision of the new bill limiting parties to spending 30 cents for each eligible voter in each riding, where they have an official candidate. On the basis of 15 million vot- ers, that would allow the par- ties to spend million, he said. The amount should be cut to 20 cents a voter. Mr. Forrestall said the gov- ernment must clean up clauses hi the biU that could be mis- Formcr town official dies TABER (HNS) Angus D. McKay, former chief of police, fire chief, public works super- intendent and recently bailiff at Taber, died here Tuesday night at the age of 67. He worked 28 years for the town. Born June 7, 1906, Mr. McKay began his career Nov. l, 1938 and retired Dec. 31, 1966. Survivors include his ,wife Verna of Taber, and a daugh- ter Lucille at London, Ont. Funeral services win be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Taber United Church with Rev. J. C. Daisley officiating. interpreted. One thing the gov- ernment must make clear is when the expense controls will become law. The bill now says they will come into effect on a day to be set by the common parliamentary prac- tice. Edmonton gets grant overpayment CALGARY (CP) The City of Edmonton was paid too much in municipal assist- ance grants in the last two years, Municipal Affairs Min- ister Dave Russell Tues- day. "The total overpayment over the two-year period to Edmon- ton was Of that, Cat. gary's share would have been and the rest would have been divided accordingly among other municipalities." Mr. Russell said payment of municipal assistance grants is based on population figures. A check of Edmonton's popula- tion shows that in the last two years, the city of Edmonton re- ported inflated population fig- ures. He said the provincial gov- ernment is waiting to hear from the city of Edmonton about plans to rectify the error. "We have given the precise figures to Major Ivor Dant but we haven't beard back from him yet." Calgary Mayor Rod Sykes has suggested that the money owed Calgary should be re- bated. Weather and road report SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET H Lethbridge .......103 Pincher Creek 96 Medicine Hat .101 81 Grande Prairie 77 Banff...........85 Calgary......... 91 Victoria......... 72 Penticton...... 93 Prince George 69 Kamloops Vancouver..... 71 Saskatoon Regina...... Winnipeg..... Toronto...... Ottawa Montreal...... St. John's Charlottetown Fredericton Chicago.........91 Los Angeles......72 Phoenix ......Ill New York.......89 Miami..........90 Rome...........86 Paris...........79 London..........75 Berlin .......75 Amsterdam ......64 Stockholm.......77 Tokyo..........88 LPre 65 64 67 50 45 .12 54 50 48 47 42 .09 47 47 70 68 60 56 56 .64 58 .47 50 60 .14 65 62 .73 66 63 88 73 .07 76 .03 63 61 61 54 59 54 64 77 FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat Today and Thursday: Sonny. Strong west winds- Highs 80-85 both days. Lews 50-55. Calgary Today: Mainly sunny. Strong north wiBds. Highs 70-75. Lows 35-40. day: Sunny. Brisk west wirds, Highs near 75. Columbia Kootenay Today and Thursday: Sunny. Highs today 75 to 80. Lows tonight 45 to 50. Highs Thursday in the lower 80s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide- Widely scattered showers or thunderstorms west portion spreading into east portion this afternoon accompanied by strong gusty west winds. Part- ly cloudy and not so windy Thursday. Cooler west portion today and most sections Thurs- day. Highs today in 90s west 95 to 105 east. Lows tonight 55 to 65. Highs Thursday mostly 80S. West of Continental Divide- Cooler today with widely scat- tered showers or thunder- storms and gusty west winds. Thursday fair with little change in temperature. Highs both days mostly 80s. Lows night 45 to 55. Blaze rages near Helena HELENA, Mont fighters were faced with an im- predictaWe wind as they fought a raging timber and grass fire northeast of here. 77 by President Bontaberry. SLADE DRUMMER HURT WOLVERHAMPTON. Eng- land (Reuter) The drummer of one of Britain's hottest pop groups. Slade, was seriously hurt in a car crash near here Tuesday night. Don PoweJl, 23, was in hospital in this English midlands town. The hospital de- clined to release details con- of parliament June cenring Angela Morris, a Juan Maria j friend of Powell's who was also j in the car. Good Used Allis Chalmers 2 ROW POTATO HARVESTER ACCEPT TRADi IN ON THIS MACHINE. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY, UETHMIDGE BOX 1202 Phone 32S-1141 f OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 1 reported bare and dry. Widening of one mile section of Highway No. 3 east of Fort Madeod is in progress. AH remaining highways are in good driving condition. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening aad Closing Aden 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Carway 6 a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Contts 24 boors; Del Bonita 8 am, to p.m.; Gngsgate 24 hours; Porthfll Rykerts 8 a.m. to imdirigM; Wild Horse 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Logan Pass 7 a.m. to JO p.m.; Open 1. Raoseviflc 8 a.m. lo midnight. ;