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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE IETHBRIDM HERALD Wednesday, July 14, 1971 Flood threat is easing in northern Alberta EDMONTON (CP) The flood threat in northern Alber- ta is easing as better weather moves into the province. The Paddle River between Barrhead and Sangudo still has flood warnings as the crest moves toward a stretch 01 low- lying banks. Harvey Yuill, Emergency Measures Organization co or- dinator in Barrhead, about 50 miles northwest of Edmonton, said Tuesday some farms along the river are cut off, but no residents are in danger. "The only real problem is that if somebody had to get to hospi- Gout, orders check of flooded areas EDMONTON (CP) An Al- berta government committee made a special survey of flood- ing rivers in the northern half of the province late Tuesday and were to recommend emer- gency measures to reduce the loss of livestock and property. The committee was ordered by the Alberta government to organize local resources against the flooding threat resulting from weeks of rain and report to the cabinet as soon as pos- sible. Simard files appeal MONTREAL (CP) Franci Simard, currently serving a life sentence for his part in th murder of Pierre Laporie, filec an appeal here against his con victdon saying that evidenc presented at his trial was "a most entirely false." In his application, Simar specifically referred to an ui signed confession he was a leged to have made after h arrest last December for th October slaying of the forme Quebec labor minister. The appeal, presented by la yer Robert Lemieux, terme the statement absolutely fals The statement was used in ev dence at his trial earlier this year. Hmard's appeal was the sec- ond of the day by a person ar- rested in connection with Mr. Laporte's death. Earlier, an appeal was filed against the conviction and sen- tencing of Michel Viger, 31, sen- tenced to eight years in prison as an accessory after the fact ji the kidnap murder, by the terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec. He was convicted April 17 of helping three accused kidnap- murderers of Mr. Laporte hide from police in a St. Luc farm- house south of Montreal. Viger, an insurance salesman, rented the farmhouse where Paul and Jacques Rose anc Francis Simard were found by police Dec. 28. Ernest Tyler, deputy co-or- rnator of the Alberta Emer- ency Measures Organization eaded the committee which ft Edmonton Industrial Air ort aboard a Canadian Forces "licopter. It planned to make 'survey of the flooded Pern ma, Paddle, Freeman and Ath basca Rivers. The committee was to spea nth municipal and local auth rities and assess just what em rgencies exist and what ca >e done to reduce losses. REQUESTS Attorney General Edga jerhart cabinet minister re- ponsible for Alberta's EMO said that so far there have bee no requests for emergency ev cuations. Mr. Gerhart also said th EMO has sent a CO ordinal! nto the flooded area of nortl ern Alberta to assist the loc ;MO co-ordinalor. A helicopter from the wal resources branch of the depar ment of lands and forests al was inspecting the f 1 o o d e areas near Barrhead, court, Blue Ridge and Fo Assiniboine, northwest of E monton. 1, they'd have to wade through couple of feet of water." VESTOCK STRANDED Majeed Mustapha, provincial ood forecaster, water re- urces division of the Alberta of the environment, id the Paddle River area is e worst hit, with hay, pasture nd some crop lands and road- ays covered with water. Livc- ock are stranded on small ills, which look like tiny is- ands in a huge lake. Waters are still rising in the moky, Peace, Athabasca, reeman and Pembina rivers, Ir. Mustapha said. Although ley are described as high, icre is no serious damage be- ng caused to residential or ag- -icultural areas. They should begin receding ..i a day or two if there is no urther rain, he said. Forecasts are for generally mproved weather, with a few .howers in central regions. The Canadian Forces and the Emergency Measures Organiza- ion have been asked to remain on standby. Monday night, a bridge over the Freeman River collapsed, killing a young Ecology Corps worker, Janice Chung of Hong Kong a University of Alberta student.. HCMP called off the search for the body, saying "the river is a rushing torrent we wouldn't dare put a man hi there, or ask him to go in." The collapse of the bridge has stranded about 50 families and telephone lines to the area are out. Gary Utas, owner of the Nor- Basca general store near Fort Assiniboine, said his store and some of the farm houses are endangered. "It's not so much how high the river goes, but it's flowing so swiftly it's cutting the he said. Germ warfare agents destroyed PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) The U.S. Army Tuesday began destroying the United States' germ warfare agents that have ieen produced arid stockpiled at he arsenal here. Col. John K. Stoner, arsenal commander said the disposal process, which will last nearly a year, adheres to U.S. policy to reduce world tensions." Stoner said the elaborate de- struction process will take away the U.S. capability in germ war- fare. The U.S. would need 10 to 15 years to reproduce the amount and type of agents being destroyed. The operation is in line with an order issued in 1969 by Presi- b dent Nixon. Disposal of the agents will celt milifon. Glenn Achorn, director ot the Apollo 15 launch team for blastoff DISTILLER DIES Sam- uel Bronfman, president of Distillers Corpc'.-ation Sea- gram's Ltd., the world's largest distilling firm, died of a heart ailment at his home in Montreal. He was First dividend for B.C. bank VANCOUVER (CP) Direc- J tors of the Bank of British Col- umbia declared a dividend Tuesday of 10 cents a share payable Sept. 1 to sharehold- ers of record July 10, 1971. The dividend is the first since the bank was established three years ago. r CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) The launch team completed today an important countdown rehearsal for Apollo 15's blastoff to the moon. The six-day test, almost Iden- tical to the actual countdown, was completed on schedule with the clock reaching zero at a.m. p 1 a nn ed launch time on July 26. More than one million gallons of fuel were pumped into the giant Saturn V rocket for the exercise. Late? today the fuel will be drained, and on Wednes- day the launch crew and astro nan's will run through the final six hours of another practice I ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS 3 DAY SPECIALS Thurs., Fri. and Sat.f July 15, 16 17 THESE VALUES CAN'T BE BEAT 10 PIECE STAINLESS Includes Krfives, 3 'piece Carving set and bonus "Miracle Edge." Suggested Retail 9.95, 3 Day Special .................ONLY Astronauts David R. Scott James B. Irwin and Alfred M Worden will climb aboard their spaceship atop the rocket for a simulated liftoff and severa hours of in-flight tests. Scott and Irwin are to spem nearly three days on the moon driving a wheeled vehicle ove the surface to explore moun tains, craters and a deep can von. enal, said agents being de- troyed produce anthrax, tj ever rabbit fever and a flu- ype 'disease. The toxins being estroycd include food poisons and a shellfish poison. Achorn said the agents were destroyed by adding a caustic solution, which he said was suf- ficient to kill the organism. Tho material will be transferred to a container where it is sterilized at 280 degrees for three hour's. After the material cools, a sam- ple is removed and tested to verify that the organism is dead. When all agents are de- stroyed, the material will be plowed into the ground around the arsenal and a cover crop of grass grown. NEW BOOK COMPANY VANCOUVER (CP) The University of BrMsh Columbia press, Canada's third university publishing organization, was formally launched this week. Irish best-fed UNITED NATIONS (Reu'.er) The world population will double by the year 2004 at the present rate of growth yet food production has already declined on a per capita basis, the Jnited Nations reported here. The UN statistical yearbook also recorded that world in- dustrial production has ex- Danded by 114 per cent over the 1958-69 period, with the value of world exports last year reaching record billion, an increase of 14 per cent over 1969. The population total for mid- 1969 was put at billion. This represented a two-pef-cent growth rate which would take the figure to seven billion by the end of this century. But per capita agricultural production in 1969, the latest year for which comprehensive figures were compiled by UN statisticians, was two per cent lower than in the previous year, the yearbook said. The 814-page document MARY PROCTOR DELUXE AUTOMATIC TOASTER 3 Day Special 9 TU-96PC SHARP 12" COMPACT SLIMLINE PORTABLE TELEVISION Retail trades share in boom OTTAWA (CP) Early re- ports on retail sales during May show a sharp increase in activ- ity topped only by Christmas- time buying in the last three years. While subject to verification in later reports, the Dominion Bureau of Statistics released ad- vance figures Tuesday showing retail sales topped million two months ago. This was an increase of 6.8 per cent from a year earlier, and DBS said all retail trades shared in the boom. More complete figures show that monthly retail trade totals ran between million and about million during the last years. Normally, retail trade breaks out that range only in De- cember when Christmas shop- ping is at its peak. Its highest figure, last December, was million. SPENDING URGED The May spurt in retail sales preceded by a few weeks Fi- nance Minister G. J. Benson's call in June for consumers to loosen their purse strings. lie said in the background papers accompanying his June If budget there was a build-up o! money in the bank and plenty of credit available which, if spent would boost economic activity. Tuesday's report showed that all provinces, as well as all lines of retail trade, shared in the increase. Sales in New Brunswick alone were up al- most 11 per cent from a year1 ago. Fuel dealers increased their sales by more than 1G per cent That may have been due to the lateness of the spring and unu sual May fuel sales showing an aberration from the usual trend. Seasonally-adjusted figures now available foi' the first four mom'hs of 1072 show a steady increase in retail trade from million in January to just ver million in February nd March and a jump to million in April. showed that, in terms of calorie intake, the Irish are the best-fed people in the calo- ries a day. HAITI LOWEST New Zealand calories, the United States and Yugoslavia followed Ire- land in the scale with Haiti occupying the lowest range. Record crops of barley, corn, rice, oats and soybeans were harvested in 1969, and the pro- duction of cocoa, coffee, milk, sugar, meat and eggs was the best ever. But potatoes, and to- bacco and wool all showed de- clines. The decrease in world wheat production amounted to four1 per cent, compared with 1968, al- though India, Turkey and Can- ada, among the big producers, all bettered the previous year's figures. U.S. wheat production was down seven per cent. Japan recorded a 372 per cent increase in industrial production in the 1958-69 period, the year- book says. Russia's production increase of 157 per cent was second to .hat of Japan, followed by Italy 133 per cent, West Germany 97 per cent and Canada 95 per cent. U.S. FOLLOWS The United States recorded an increase of 85 per cent during the period while France's in- HEAVY DUTY UNBREAKABLE PLASTIC BUCKETS With Pouring Spout 3 Day Special ...............ONLY 99' NYLONS Asst. colors, sizes and designs. 3 Doy Special ONLY Inclining Nurses' While. I I The LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported styles in LETHBRIDGE Hospital pay [ligliest in Alberta EDMONTON (CP) Non professional employees at Roy- jl Alexandra Hospital have igned a two year contract giving them the highest start- ing salary for hospital workers in the province. The agreement, whicli covers members of CUPE Local 41, calls for pay increases rang- ing from to a month over two years. The basic start- ing rate will be a month when the contract expires in crease was 76 per cent and Brit- ain's 46 per cent. The United States was the leading energy consumer in I960, accounting for the energy equivalent per person of 10.8 metric tons of coal. Canada ranked second at 8.8 metric tons. The countries of Western Eu- rope accounted for the bulk of the world's exports in 1969, sharing 61 per cent of the total, followed by North America 27 per cent and Japan eight per cent. The United States had almost one-half of the world's 181 mil- lion passenger motor vehicles. Nearly all countries improved their tourist trade, with Canada leading the field. A total of 36.228 million foreign visitors went to Canada in 1969, with Spain 21.682 million, Italy 12.087 million and France 12.1 million among the other favorite holiday countries. 1973. More than tons of rice nre imported to Canada each year for domestic consumption. Wants blacks out HUDDERSFIELD, England (Router) Right-wing Conserv- ative MP Enoch Powell said yesterday the inflow of Com monwealth colored migrants to Britain should be reversed and turned into an exodus. He faro, cast that at the present rate o influx, a quarter or more of the people in Britain's big towns will bo colored within the fore- seeable future. ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS 426 6th ST. S. PHONE 328-6661 Open Thursday Until 9 p.m. ANGLO DISTRIBUTOR STEREO PHOTOGRAPIC CENTRE 3 DAY SPECIALS Thurs., Fri. and Sat, July 15, 16 and 17 THESE VALUES CANT BE BEAT 1st QUALITY CANADIAN MADE CASSETTE TAPE 17 piece construction, plastic box, fully guaranteed c-60- 1-69 3 Day Special J 3 Day Special MINI COMPONENT SYSTEM Includes Hakkoh amplifier, Toshiba speakers, choice of BSR 1000X or 5500X turntable. Sugg. Retail 200.00. 3 Day Special CANON FT-QL Single Lens Reflex Camera Through the lens metering and fl.4 lens. Complete with case. Sugg. Retail 329.95. OllQ.93 3 Doy Special............... 209- Sixty pci" cent of Canada's population is concentrated in a 600-mile strip between Quebec City and Windsor, Ont. LLOYD'S MODEL CHR-403 PORTABLE 8 TRACK Cartridge Player and Recorder Has fast forward, operates on balleries, household current or your car lighter. 4 nQiaw Sugg. Retail 169.95. 3 Day Special U W ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS STEREO PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTRE 419 5th ST. S. _ PHONE 378-6922 CHARGE) Open Thursday Until 9 p.m. VHP telescopic antenna Semi-concealed carrying handle Contrast control (in rear) Vertical hold control (in rear) Horizontal hold control (in rear) Prestressed banded picture tube Slimline Cabinet -UHF tuning knob -VHP line tuning knob Features and Specifications ALL CHANNEL TUNING. Advanced neu- trode VHP tuner with channel selector and fine tuning control. UHF re- ceives oil UHF channels. Separate UHF luning knob with vernier drive provides accurate channel selection. PICTURE TUBE. 75 square inch, 1 ID-de- gree deflection oluminized pre-stressed- banded picture tube provides glare-free OPTIMUM PICTURE POWER. volt output delivers a brilliant TV pict.'re without overdriving picture tube and other vital components. Assures longer, more dependable performance. ADVANCED TV CIRCUIT DESIGN. 11-tube performance plus 5-semiconductor and Automatic Gain Control. Automatic Fre- quency Control circuit provides best pic- ture resolution and stability despite vary- ing signal strength. Also in stock, large variety of SHARP Radios, -VHP channel selector knob Earphone jack control Knob Brightness control knoo SPLIT-SECOND START. Instant picture instant sound. ADVANCED CONTRUCT1ON. Specially de- signed components are mounted in acces- sible horizontal position for convenient servicing. FULL FIDELITY AUDIO SYSTEM. Powerful front-mounted 3'.4" round dynamic speaker produces full fidelity FM soujd. CABINET. Modern slimline design. CSA LISTED. DIMENSIONS. (H) x (W x WEIGHT. 18 Ibs. limited Quantity JjJj ONLY..................... Record Players, Tape Recorders and Televisionl. ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS 426 6th St. South Phone 328-6661 OPEN THURSDAY UNTIL 9 P.M. dnAlxr lurouo 8-TRACK CAR STEREO control knob- I Volume control kn -Balance control knob Program selector push button Cartridge slot Program indicator SOLID STATE AMPLIFIER Specially designed 12 transistor amplifier circuit with shock-proof, heat-proof printed wiring. ENDLESS PLAYING Compact 4-program stereo cartridge tape plays endlessly. More than 80 minutes of pleasant listening when played through all 4 programs. I SUPERIOR HIGH FIDELITY REPRODUCTION Output transformerless (OIL) circuit and noise killer device assures noise- less distortion-free stereo reproduc- tion. I EASY INSTALLATION Takes only a few minutes to install. REVERSE POLARITY Also In Stock, large Radios, Record Players, Tape LOW POWER CONSUMPTION The unit operates on 12V car bat- tery or equivalent, only 0.5 ampere current consumption. COMPACT EASY-TO-REACH CONTROLS Precision controls for variable tone, volume and balance conveniently located on the front panel, easy-to- reach while driving a car. Suggested Retail 79.95 Special Now Only 49 ,95 Variety of SHARP Recorders and Televisions ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS STEREO AND PHOT06RAHIC CENTRE 419 5th St. S. Phone 328-6922 Open Thursday Until 9 p.m. ;