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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGB HERALD Tnundny, July 13, I97J---------------------------------------------------- West Van evacuees return to face the mud WEST VANCOUVER. B.C. (O1) Refugees tvora a freak summer rain storm were re- turning to Iheir homes Wednes- day night, afler being evacu- ated earlier because of Hood- ing. About four inchss of rain fell OM tbis Vancouver suburb late Tuesday and early Wednesday, Eiucl swelling creeks caused mudslides that tore away a bugc section of the Upper Levels Highway which con- nects Vancouver with the coas- tal cr-iimunity of Horseshoe Bay. West Vancouver municipal police had evacuated about two dozcm families early in the day, when it was feared the con- tinuing rain would pose in- creasing danger to residents. However, the rain stopped falling (luring the afternoon and the level of the creeks re- ceded. Police said those evacu- ated have been advised they can return to their homes. Many of them are returning to find Hooded basements, gar- dens and lawns washed away or covered with debris, and gaping boles where their drive ways had been. "I've never seen anything like said highways depart inent workman Richard Har old. Standing beside a gaping hole In the highway, he said the col lapse may have been causet by a blocked culvert. The high- way is currently being widen ed. "I could understand It If this had been filled Harold said. "It must have taken tre mendous force to burst through." Gardens 'bank' alleged by crown TORONTO (CP) Crown prosecutor Clay Powell said Wednesday Harold Ballard and bis partner, the late C. Stafford Smythc, used Maple Leaf Gar- dens as their private banking source in perpetrating what are alleged to be frauds from 1965 to I960. In closing arguments at Bal- lard's trial on charges of fraud and theft of Mr. Powell told court it was "inconceiva- ble" that [he 67-year-old presi- dent of the Gardens did not knew that "goods End services uero being provided at his home and cottage'1 for which he Avas not being billed. Witnesses at the five-week trial have testified that the Gar- dens paid for improvements at B a 11 a r d 's suburban Toronto home and summer cottage, billed as construction work at the Gardens. Defence counsel John J. Robi- nette told court Tuesday there was no evidence linking his client with falsified Invoices for private work paid for by the Gardens. Mr. Robinette, in his closing argument, told court that some of the alleged frauds were in fact legitimate busuies expen- ses. Socreds to face voters VANCOUVER (CP1 Spec- ulation that there will be a gen- eral election in British Colum- bia next month gained strength Wednesday when it was dis- closed that election signs are being prepared for the Social Credit party. The signs, urging the public to re-elect Premier W. A. C. Bennett and other Social Credit members of the legislature, are tc be ready by July 23, accord- ing to a source close to one of the sign companies involved. Premier Bennett has said several times that there is a 75 per cent chance of a B.C. elec- tion tbis year. The dates Aug. 25 and Aug. 28 are most often mentioned by leaders of the New Democratic, Liberal and Conservative minority parties. Premier Bennett, meanwhile, said from his home in Kelowna Wednesday that the sign opera- tion has been going on for months. N-Test topic definite OTTAWA Nuclear testing in the atmosphere Is one topic External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp expects to raise with China's foreign minister, Chi Peng Fel In Peking next month. Mr. Sharp said Wednesday his official Invitation from the Chinese government was an In- dication that China is anxious to pursue its diplomatic relations with Canada. He wouldn't commit himself on how far he expected to get on the nuclear question with China, but he pointed out that not long ago no one expected lat Russia and the United States could ever agree to cur- tail the testing of atomic weap- ons. An end to atomic testing must be pursued with all countries in the said. Mr. Sharp will be in China from August 16 to 23 during which time he will open the Ca- nadian trade fair at Peking, have talks with Foreign Min- ister Chi an dalso hopes lie wiil meet Premier Chou En-Lai. You can tats a WHITE HORSE anywhere Dittffltd, Blended and Bottled In Scotland by White Horse Distillers Ltd., Scotland Ducnn Furniture Club Members "72" SUMMER SAVINGS "72" HERE ARE SOME OF OUR PRESENT SUITES NOW IN STOCK AVAILABLE TO OUR CLUB MEMBERS Modern Sofa and Chair Herculon Club Price 5239 Modern Davenport and Chair Herculon Club Price S189 High Back Sofa and Chair Cotton Club Price SI59 Traditional Sofa and Chair Nylon .....Club Price 5189 O Modern Sofa Only Herculon Club Price 89 Show Room Address 443A 10th St. North, Lethbridge FOR MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION MAIL THE ATTACHED COUPON OR PHONE 328-7765 OR 327-8331 To: Ducan Furniture Club Ducan Industries Ltd., P.O. Box 159, Lethbridge T1J3Y5 have heard about your Furniture cluh from oilier Information about the Ducan Furnilure Club A membership card plraso rush me NAME: MAILING ADDRESSi SIGNATURE: Memberships avnila bin only to rrcsirlnnti of Loth briefer rmrl District "J Briggle rebukes Indians BROWNING, Mont. Log- ging on the Bbickfeet Indian Reservation near Glacier Na- tional Park has alarmed the park service. Glacier Park Superintendent William Briggle has sent a strongly-worded letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs pro- testing the effect logging has on the water quality, fire threat and esthetics of the park. Since the 1360s timber has been logged from acres of the reserve to supply a mill at the tribe's industrial park in Browning. The mill is owned by U.S. Plywood Champion Papers. The park superintendent said he was particularly concerned about a contract to cut timber between the Hudson Bay Divide and the St. Mary River near Highway 89 along the east boundary of the park. Mr. Briggle listed his con- cerns: soil disturbance as ft re- sult of road building which may effect water supplies, slash burning which, II not carefully controlled, could en- danger park resources, 1 the "depreciation of esthe- tic values" noticeable by tra- vellers on U.S. 09. Reservation Superintendent George Shelhammer and John Russell, head of timber man- agement on the reservation for BIA, both said logging will con- tinue. "In lome places this year there will probably be cutting right up to the park said Mr. Russell. Mr. Shelhammer said "this Is a private resource, managed by the BlacWeet tribe." He turned down a request from the park superintendent for any statement about the environ- mental impact of logging. "Not being a federal or public resource, it doesn't require preparation of an environmen- tal impact Mr. Shelhamer said of the reserve timber. POOL FUND SWELLS Don Dececco, left, chairmun of the Crowsneit Pass Recreation Board, accepts a cheque in the amount of from Fern Paquelle, president of the 'Pass Pool Project CommHIee, while secretary-treas- urer of the pool commiltee, Mrs. Mary Bodio, looks on. It was raised through various projects organized and sponsored by the pool project commiltee, including a walkathon, bingos, beer gardens, sale of bricks, dances and other events, Vern Decoux Photo Man's filth kills sealife HOME (Reuter) French luted and it becomes increas- oceanographer Jacques Yves Cousteau said Wednesday Hie world's oceans will be dead from pollution within the next 50 years and mankind will follow unless governments take action. Cousteau was speaking to re- porters before taking part in a television scries on Man and the Sea for Italian television. "If the governments ot the various states do not intervene In an adequate way, the oceans in the next 50 years will also be a sea without life, and humanity will not be able to survive the death of the he said. 'Today there is not a single sea which is not affected by pol- lution. The Mediterranean is certainly among the most pol- ingly difficult to stop the slow but inexorable end towards which we are heading." Chlorine gas leaks at Port Alice PORT ALICE, B.C. (CP) A score of persons were given emergency first aid treatment Wednesday night when a chlor- ine gas leak forced the evacua- tion of a hospital, movie theatre and the pulp mill at which the leak originated. Death penalty demanded by adamant policemen ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) The Canadian Police Associa- tion unanimously passed reso- ution Wednesday calling for capital punishment to be ex- :ended to include all crimes "In which acts of violence result in he death of any person." The association, in annual ses- sion in St. John's, Nfld., repre- Challenger Fischer is TV shy REYKJAVIK, Iceland (Reu- er) Bobby Fischer, Ameri- can challenger for the world chess title, is demanding the re- moval of all television cameras from the playing hall before continuing the championship series against Russia's Boris Spassky in the second game I today. World Chess Federation sources said this latest demand j from the 29-year-old Fischer represented a clear threat to the continuation of the match as it directly contravened the Am stcrdam agreement under j which the 2-1-game series is being played. sents municipal and pro- vincial police officers through- out Canada. In its resolution, the organiza- tion said persons who take the life of another "while commit- ting such crimes as child moles- tation, rape, air piracy, political assassination, treason and rob- bery must be charged with capi- tal murder" and should face the death penalty. The police organization says that in cases where persons are found guilty of capital murder and all levels of judicial appeal have been exhausted and no recommendation for mercy is forthcoming from the judicial process, "the federal cabinet shall be prohibited from Inter- fering with that sentence and subsequent punishment." In cases where recommenda- tion for mercy is forthcoming in the judicial process, "the fed- eral cabinet should be permitted to commute the death sentence. However, the alternative to the death sentence should be lim- ited to natural or true life im- prisonment." RESISTANCE URGED The association urged that the federal government and mem- bers of the opposition either strongly resist any move that would extend the present five- year trial period for restricting capital punishment or eliminate capital punishment altogether. During the trial period, capi- tal murder charges are laid only in cases involving the kill- ing of a policeman or prison guard. The resolution reiterated the organization's belief that the vital issue be left in the hands of the people of Canada in the form of a national referendum. "As protectors of the Cana- dian the association said, "we will accept and abide by their decision whatever it may be." Mceliug loiiight at Bellevue lo probe puhlic works costs BELLEVUE fCNP Bureau) The Village of Bellevue h a s announced that, due to a dras- tic drop in the local assessment and continuing rising costs for village maintenance, the 1972 mill rate will be increased A special public meeting will he held in the Mapleview Hall at o'clock tonight to dis- cuss the future of the village. All ratepayers are urged to attend this meeting. 2298A 1971 Dork blun wi nin'ic, powor METEOR RIDEAU 500 2 DOOR HARDTOP ith whiln vinyl lop, 400 V-R. iiil J'ennng, power brakoi, radio. HOLIDAY AT FREE 50 GALS. OF GAS PETE SLOBODIAN Res. Phone 7-6188 1718 3rd Avenue S. Phone 327-5763 Poslies waut job classification for sorting machine operators By VIC PARSONS OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Union of Postal Workers is investigating legal procedures they hope will force the post office to negotiate creation of a new class of employees to oper- ate new mail sorting machines. While the new classification nas not been Included in bar- gaining for a new )ld one expired in issue is hanging over talks be- Iween posLal unions and the fed- eral government. Nearly three weeks ago, 200 mail sorters In Ottawa walked off their Jobs in an illegal work stoppage saying they [eared loss of jobs and cutbacks in pay. They returned at the urging of union leaders and after govern- ment promises that none would lose jobs. CHARGED KELOWNA, B.C. (CP) Gordon Dimsdale, 28, was charged with arson Wednes- day, following a Monday night fire that destroyed a building occupied by Kelowna radio sta- tion CKIQ. GENERAL PRESENTS THE Weather and road report SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET )i L prtE 76 04 .01 81 50 71 60 73 53 .01 70 58 64 50 .19 75 42 71 53 .03 72 47 69 60 .11 64 51 .86 .ledicine Hat 'incher Creek IMmonton Calgary........ "aspcr High Level...... 'eace River..... locky Mtn House 'enticton Prince George "'ancouver...... 'rince Albert iaskatoon Swift Current 'hompson...... Regina Vinnipeg...... 'oronto...... Ottawa......... Montreal St. John's...... lalifax........ Charlottctown 'redericton Chicago......... York....... liami Vashington Los Angeles..... Francisco "hoenix -lexico City..... lonolulu........ lome.......... 63 54 1.34 71 54 74 61 .76 58 70 42 ..77 59 74 50 SO 67 .02 86 72 60 52 77 54 80 63 85 6G 89 69 .33 90 71 .60 86 81 79 72 1.9-1 73 G2 76 61 .109 E5 75 55 C8 76 77 55 73 59 London..........75 59 Berlin...........72 48 Moscow..........88 72 Tokyo...........87 76 FORECASTS Lcfhhritlgc Medicine Hat Calgary Today: Cloudy periods with widely separated showers. Clearing this eve- ning. Winds W15 except W20 and gnsly along the foothills. Highs 70-75 except 75-80 Lrth- bridge and Medicine Hat re- gions. L o w s Fririaj': Mainly sunny. Highs 05-80. Columbia Koc'enay To- day, cloudy with showers. Not quite so cool. Highs today, 65 to 70. Friday, sunny with a few cloudy periods. Lows tonight, near 50 Highs Friday, near 75. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy today and Fri- day Few showers western mountains today and over west ard north portions Friday. A little cooler Friday. Highs lodcy 85 lo 95. Lows tonight 50s. Highs Friday 70s west and north 80s southeast. West of Continental Divide Considerable cloudiness today and Friday with scattered show- ers north portion today and over the area Friday. Cooler Friday. Iligbs lodsy 75 to 85. Lows tonight -15 lo 55. Highs Friday mostlv 70s AUTOMATIC Makes baling and slaking a one man operation. Q Saves time and labor. Speeds up your haying operation. Lets you bale greener hay. Protects quality of feed. Moke enquiries from Ken Dickspn or SPECIAL BALER TWINE PER DALE 6.95 REGULAR HOURS SATURDAY, JULY Isl CLOSED MONDAY, JULY 3nl GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES CoutU Highway Letlibridge Phone 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTKSY OK ASIA All In the Leth- brldgo disrllct nro bnro nnfi dry. Highway 1, Tram Canada Highway, bare anil dry. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coiill.i ?4 hours; Cnnvny 6 a.m. lo midnight: IV1 Hi.'iiiln II In i) p m.. lloosovino., II.C'. II (i.m. lo midnight, Ill', hours: Porthill llykprts R a.m. In midnight; Chip! Mountain 7 a.m. In 10 p.m.; Wildhorsse, 8 a.m. lo 9 p.m. ;