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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, July 13, 1970 Saudi Plane Hijacked DAMASCUS (Eeuters) A hijacker held a cocked pistol at the head of a Saudi Arabian jet pilot and diverted the Boeing 707 with 148 persons aboard to Syria Sunday night, catching Damascus authorities by sur- prise. Airport sources said officials at the airport appeared amazed when the American pilot landed the Saudi Airlines jet because Saudi planes have been banned from Syrian air space since May following a quarrel be- tween the two countries over an oil pipeline. After the jet landed, the hi- jacker, identified as Fahd Bak- hout Al-harbi, about 25, em- braced and kissed one of the Syrian security men who had rushed across the tarmac in a car, the sources said. Some passengers said the hi- jacker fired a few rounds in the air before the security men drove up. The hijacker was taken away by the security men. The Boeing and most of tie passengers returned to the plane's original destination when it was seized while on a scheduled flight from after a three-hour delay at Da- mascus. The hijacking was ttie second to Damascus in less than a year. Last Aug. 29 two Palestin- ian commandos seized a Trans World Airlines Boeing carrying 113 persons including six Is- raelis and blasted the cockpit apart with a time bomb soon after it landed in the Syrian capital. HALE 307 Sth 51. S. CROWD FAVORITES'- The Fort Macleod Stampede and Indian Days Parade drew perfect weather and the largest crowd In History for Parade enfrles- Parade chair' man Tom Story organized the parade at e levator row for with more than in prize money distributed In the various categories. Top out of town float money went to the Claresholm TOPS club, with the Fort Macleod Fish and Game Association float theme Fight Pollution gaining the applause of the crowd and missing the eye of the judges. The Fort Macleod Figure Skating Club placed first in local floats with the Fort Macleod Centennial float second and the lionettes third. Ric Swihart Photos. Hiuitley Worries About Nixon, Agnew NEW YORK (AP) NBC tel- evision newscaster Chet Huntley says in a Life magazine inter- view that he's worried that a majority of Americans are get- ting most of their news from television. Huntley, 58, who will leave his partner David Brinkley on Aug. 1 to return to his Montana home, is quoted in the latest issue of life: 'It deeply concerns me that 55 per cent of the American people are getting most of their news from TV. 'These are the people who, for the most part, are being confronted with news for the first time. And these are the people who form the Agnew claque." With reference to Vice-Presl- dent Agnew, Huntley is quoted as saying. "Spiro Agnew is appealing to the most base of elements. We almost created him, for God's sake. I re- sent being lumped in with his Eastern Establishment effete individuals." Agnew, critical of some of the Eastern press and television, has claimed that Huntley and Brinkley distort the news. The newscasters have denied it. In other matters, Huntley said of President Nixon: "The shal- lowness of the man overwhelms me; the fact that he is president frightens me." Of former president Lyndon B. Johnson: I think Hiked LBJ best. He was kind to me. As insufferable as he could be, he was a gracious and funny man at ease. I never tried to argue with him. I just kept fill- ing his glass with scotch and we talked about breeding here- tords." Of the astronauts: "Covering the astronauts was an exercise in boredom. The networks all Foiuicl Dead In Basement ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) Dr. Clinton Rossiter, noted author- ity on United States constitu- tional history and political theory, was found dead in the basement of his home Saturday. He was 52. A professor at Cornell Univer- sity, Rossiter wrote several books on government, the most famous being The American Presidency. Jini Ewing Guesses Time On Flight CALGARY Ewing, a rancher from Claresholm', won the CaJgary Stampede air race Saturday when he cor- rectly estimated a flight from Lethbridge to Calgary would 82 minutes and consume 7.2 gallons of fuel. The Centennial Ride, a fea- ture of Stampede week for the last four years, saw 60 people complete a 200-mfle horseback trip from Waterton Lakes Na- tional Park. The ride was or- ganized by Lloyd Clarke, a carpenter in Calgary, and this year alb-acted a group of riders from Washington state. got trapped. Most astronauts are dull as hell, nice guys, me- chanics. The only ones who had a mind of their own didn't last long." CHET HUNTLEY War Hero Dies MADRID, Spain (AP) Prince Juan Carlos presided in place of Gen. Francisco Franco today at the funeral of Capt- Gcn. Agustin Munoz Grandes, Spanish war hero and one of the closest friends of the aging chief of state. Munoz Grandes died Saturday at the age of 74. He was buried in a family tomb at the Cara- banchel cemetery here. The prince has been chosen by Franco, 77, to succeed to the Spanish throne. This is not the first time Juan Carlos has stood in for Franco on a high occa- sion. men's UJERR Here's an outstanding opportunity to save on Two of the most wonted names In men's Florsheim and MacFarlane Be on hand First Thing Tommorrow for this MEN'S SHOES FLORSHEIM MEN'S SHOES Broken and discontinued lines only regular to 36.00. SALE MacFARLANE 14 MEN'S SHOES Broken and discontinued lines Regular (o 24.95 .95 Save on many other unadvertised shoe values as well! People Going Places Shop... men's UJERR Downtown on Fifth Street South Hoo-Ha Fuss' Monty: Nothing Personal LONDON (AP) Viscount Montgomery, the British field marshal who called President Nixon unfit to be the supreme commander of the United States armed forces, said today he likes Nixon and didn't mean to criticize him personally. "I was1 criticizing the system, not President Nixon Montgomery said in explaining the letter he sent to U.S. indus- trialist Cyrus Eaton. It was pub- lished in the United States Sun- day. "It was a private letter and should not have been pub- the Second World War leader said in an interview with The Daily Mail. Montgomery, 82, told the Cleveland industrial- ist, 86, that Nixon's "knowledge of the conduct of war is nil." "It is unfortunate that the Huge Bomb Dismantled Behind Montreal Bank MONTREAL (CP) The largest time bomb ever tackled by Montreal police was disman- tled Sunday, several hours after an explosion ripped through a car and killed an underworld figr ure being sought by police. The 150-pound bomb was found in the trunk of a small stolen foreign car parked in a laneway behind the head office of the Bank of Montreal in the heart of the city's financial dis- trict. Police said that if the bomb had exploded at the set time of a.m., it would have levelled the building and caused consid- erable damage to the surround- ing area. "It was a real one of- ficer said. "The car was one big grenade." It was the second bomb device found in the dis- trict during the weekend. The bomb was defused almost 11 hours after1 a man, described as .a local underworld charac- ter, was killed when a bomb ex- ploded raider the seat of the late-model car he was driving. WANTED BY POLICE Danny Pelansky, 31, Bought by police in connection with last week's fatal shooting of under- world figure Giacomo Pocetti, 28, was killed when the explo- sion ripped through the car while he was driving along north-end Metropolitan Boule- vard. The force of the bomb decapi- tated Pelausky and sent the car out of control through a fence 150 feet away. Traffic was halted for more than an hour. The victim was driving a car he had borrowed from a friend. The fatal bombing was the third attempt on Pelansky's life in the last two years, police said. In December, 1969, he suf- fered head wounds caused by a volley of shots fired hi his direc- tion while driving on the Trans- Canada Highway. In April, 1968, Pelansfcy was found in the street of a Lauren- tian resort town with a severe bullet wound in his stomach. CONVICTED OFTEN Since 1954, Pelansky has been convicted on eight counts in- cluding breaking and entering, grievous assault and drug pos- session. Police also were called out Saturday to dismantle a bomb containing too sticks of dyna- mite in suburban Mount Royal. The bomb was discovered be- hind the offices of Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co. A woman employee going to work saw a suspicious looking package at about a.m. and summoned police. About 20 persons working hi the building at the time were evacuated. The two dismantled bombs were the second and third of the weekend following discovery an eight-stick dynamite device Friday in a small laneway be- side the former head office of the Royal Bank of Canada in the city's financial district. That bomb was set to go off at 4 a.m. Tight Curfeivs Enforced By THE CANADIAN PRESS A state of emergency was damped on Michigan City, Ind., and curfews were in effect today in two otto- United States cities hit by racial disointers. One hundred sat fifty Na- t i o n ai 1 Guard troops were brought into Michigan City, pop- ulation to aid1 stata and city police in erforcing a 9 p.m.-to-S a.m. curfew and to prevent gatherings of groups during the day. Tight curfews in New Bed- ford, Mass., and Highland Park, Mich., halted trouble in those two cities by Sunday night. The trouble in Michigan City, where about 15 per cent of the ppulation is Hack, began Sat- urday night after three Negroes were arrested in a tavern for disorderly conduct. In New Bedford, the trouble began last week when a black halted for driving his car with a faulty headlight was arrested for disorderly conduct. MAN SHOT The Highland Park disturb- ance occurred after the shooting death Saturday night of a black in a bar. A bartender was later arraigned o n second-degree murder charges. The bar was later fire-bombed and badly ROSEWOOD Manufactured Homes Are Elegant and very practical in price Sensational Offer on a limited number of orders booked now for immediate or fall deliveryl NOT LIMITED TO DESIGN Example: 1040 SO. FT. 3 BEDROOM ONLY Includes for your Installation! Plumbing and heating package Cabinet! of all kinds and all materials necessary to com- plete your home includes paint Contact Factory Dealer: R. L, JALBERT Box 763, Lelhbridge, Alberta or Box 519, Edmonton, Alberta, Phone 429-0801 WE OUARANTH TO SAVE YOU MONEYI American constitution gives him this appointment" as com- mander-in-chief. "I knew President Nixon well and like him a great Montgomery said from his country home in Hampshire County. "But the political head of a country shouldn't have the power that he has under the Constitution. I said that some presidents have not been fit to have this power. President Nixon became a case in point." The thesis of Montgomery's letter to Eaton was that a politi- cal settlement was the only way to end the Vietnam war. Referring to his letter, Mont- gomery said: "I expect there will be some hoo-ha (fuss) about it, but I will not withdraw what I have said." Ambush Kills 6 MANILA (Reuters) Six po- licemen were killed and one se- riously wounded when they ran into ah ambush manned by Huk dissidents using automatic weapons Saturday. Cominco Faces Strike VANCOUVER (CP) Over- whelming strike voles by steel- workers in the Bast Kootenays and on Vancouver Island and by pulp workers at Kamloops and Campbell River were an- nounced Saturday by British Columbia Union leaders. Bob Kiever, bargaining agent for United Steelworkers of American men employed by Cominco at Trail, Kimberley, Riondel and at Benson Lake on Vancouver Island, said the vote was to 283 for striking. Mr. Kiever said union and company negotiators would meet again Wednesday, with- out provincial mediator Clive McKee, who was appointed last week over objections of both sides. The men are seeking a 22- per-cent increase on a base of an hour in a two-year pact. The company offered 12 per cent. A spokesman for the Interna- tional Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers Union at Kam- loops said the vote by em- ployees of Kamloops Pulp and Paper Co. was 119 to 6 in favor. Ship Collides With Whale SAN PEDRO, Calif. (Reuters) The chief engineer of the pas- senger and freight vessel Presi- dent Grant reported hearing a slight popping sound and feeling some vibrations as the ship was nearing Los Angeles Harbor early Sunday. At dawn the ship's crew discovered the cause of the vibrations. A 50- foot grey whale was wrapped around the bow of the vessel. The whale had been killed by the impact. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT ABOVE ZERO AT NOON SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET Lethbridge 82 51 Medicine Hat 82 55 Calgary 63 45 .26 Pineher Creek 79 46 Edmonton 72 45 Banff 63 41 .24 Penticton 84 55 Grande Prairie 75 49 Peace River 72 47 Victoria 69 48 Prince George 73 38 Kamloops 85 49 Prince Albert 77 59 .01 Saskatoon 79 .22 Brandon 88 62 Regina 82 63 .01 Winnipeg 86 59 .01 Thunder Bay 71 58 .35 White River 76 60 .01 Toronto 82 48 Montreal 79 50 Quebec....... 70 50 .07 Fredericton 73 54 St. John's, Nfld. .67 46 Chicago........ 86 76 New York.....86 66 Washington 89 66 Miami.........85 85 San Francisco .59 53 Las Vegas......107 75 Lelhliridge Thunder- showers with a risk of hail In a few localities. Tuesday mainly sunny. Highs today from 70 to 80. Lows near 50 Tuesday morning. Kootenay, Columbia To- day and Tuesday, sunny with isolated thunderstorms in a few localities this afternoon and evening. Highs today and Tues- day in tiie 80s and tows tonight in the 50s at Cmabrook and Oastlegar. CHAMPIONSHIP COMBINING 2, 3, 4, or 8 rows 20, 30 or 40 Inch rows. Tell us how you'd like your GLEANER to be set up and we'll do it. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 3 west, There is in progress. There are some re-paving between Lethbridge and Monarch. Motorists are asked to watch for men and equipment. Between Coleman and the B.C. border paving is in progress causing slight delay in traffic. Highway 8 Lethbridge to Welling. Base course paving Is PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing 24 hours: Carway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Del Bonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Rooscvitle, B.C., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykcrts 8 a.m. to midnight, Pass, open 24 hours. rough sections. Motorists are asked to watch for men and equipment. Heavy oiling has been completed in this area and caution is advised. Highway 25 Oiling is in pro- gress in the Turin area. The Logan Pass is now open 24 hours daily. ;