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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, July 16, 1973 News in brief Girl charged in deaths BRISBANE (Reuter) A 17- year-old girl was charged today with murdering three young hitch-hikers by shooting each in the head, dousing them with gasoline and setting them afire. Sonia Borlese, from Mel- bourne, was ordered held until Aug. 30 at the North Queens- land town of Mackay on the charges. The men's burning bodies were found in a dry creekbed SO miles north of the town on Friday. Sean Patrick O'Hara, 23, who was jointly charged with the murders, was found dead in his cell Sunday. Police said he committed suicide. Nixon health improves WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon, in hospital for the fourth day for treatment of viral pneumonia, is showing "considerable his doctors reported today. They said his chest congestion had lessened, he had a min- imum of pain and slept soundly Sunday night. His four-a-day chest therapy treatments have produced the improvement in the lung con- gestion and chest discomfort, the doctors said. However, they said the treat- ments result hi fatigue "to the point that he has been given mild analgesics for relief." 'Massive bird slaughter9 WASHINGTON (AP) An organization called The Fund for Animals says the Canadian government is considering re- quests that would allow blue- berry farmers to conduct "a massive slaughter" of robins. The group says the robins gather in Canada's Maritime provinces on their way to the United States, and that the! birds have been turning to blue- berries for food as pesticide spraying programs kill insects, their natural food. "There is no doubt that the final toH will be enormous and will destroy many thousands of robins that would normally grace the American landscape the group reports. The organization said the killing, if approved would last from mid- August through September. VC prisoners released SAIGON (Reuter) The Viet Cong released 44 South Viet- namese prisoners of war today in the same area where they had handed over two Canadian truce observers Sunday, mili- tary sources said. The 44 officers and men turned up unexpectedly at a South Vietnamese militia out- post this morning, after being set free some 50 miles east of Saigon. They were the first prisoners to be released by either side since the second ceasefire came into effect in the middle of June. The sources said no reason had yet been given for the men's release and it was being investigated. Trade discipline asked TOKYO (CP) The Japa- nese foreign minister, Masa- yoshi Ohira, called on the United States today to "ex- ercise an increasing degree of discipline in managing its own economy." Ohira told the opening session j of. the ninth U.S.-Japan joint! cabinet meeting on trade and economic affairs that Japan is greatly embarrassed by Ameri- can attempts to limit the ex- ports of logs, scrap iron and soybeans. He also criticized U.S. "clam- ors for import restrictions, im- position of surcharges or ex- ercise of export restraint." Canadian driver killed PLBNTYWOOD, Mont. (AP) A Mutton, Sask'., man was killed in northeastern Montana Sunday when his car went out of control on a curve and roll- ed over. The Sheridan County Sher- iffs office identiied the man as George H. Howard, 32. Authorises said the accident munity of Raymond on High- way 256. Fumes cover Vancouver VANCOUVER (CP) Nox- ious fumes and toxic chemicals spread unchecked into greater Vancouver's environment Sun- day after fire destroyed a Cana- dian Industries Ltd. CIL paint warehouse. By early afternoon, toxins had spread several hundred feet into False Creek, turning the pol- luted area a dull red. Because of chemicals in the smoke, off-duty police officers were called in to warn residents in the city's east end to keep doors and windows closed if smoke came near their homes. The cheraicak entered False Creek, which flows into English Bay, by a storm sewer outfall. City engineering department crews at the outfall said the chemicals were well diluted and posed no health or environmen- i tal hazard. BUS SERVICE DURING EXHIBITION WEEK During Exhibition Week, bus service to Exhibition Grounds will be provided by 1, Route 1A and Route. 2. MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY But Routes 1 ond 1A will provide 20 minute service' From a.m. tilt p.m. to the South Gate, 40 minute service thereafter. THURSDAY and FRIDAY 20 minute service will bo maintained fill p.m. ROUTE 2 MONDAY through SATURDAY Will operate directly to the West gate every 30 minutes from a.m. to p.m. The bus will enter the grounds and exit through the North gate every 30 minutes from a.m. till p.m. PLEASE NOTE The Route 2 bus wili operate on its regular route, ond not on Parkside Drive during Exhibition OTHER ROUTES Will maintain regular routes and schedules. PLEASE NOTE Service will be provided to North ond South lethbridge after p.m. ADULT, STUDENT and CHILDREN'S FARES 15 CASH TRANSFERS Will BE ACCEPTED Passengers ore requested to deposit their own fores. GO WITH US RIDE THE 1US Equestrian elite Fort Macleod's Midnight Stadium bulged with ed by numerous dignitaries, including RCMP Commission- persons Sunday as the RCMP Musical Ride was performed er H. Higgirt, Lieutenant-governor Grant MacEwan and in tribute to the founders of the town. The drill was witness- Paul Dersch, last of the oldtime officers. B.C. cherry war Outlaw growers look to courts VANCOUVER (CP) The British Columbia cherry war is expected to move into court this week, following the sale of more than 50 tons of outlaw cherries Sunday. A convoy of 23 trucks brought the fruit down from the time because we are going against the ministry of agricul- said Mr. Rhenisch. Mr. Hume and Mr. Rhenisch said they want to replace the fruit board's control of the pro- duction and sale of B.C. fruit with a fruit marketing associa- the Okanagan to Vancouver tion made up of growers, Saturday, following the seizure of two truckloads of cherries by B.C. Fruit Board inspectors and RCMP. "I suspect this thing is com- ing to a board chair- man Nigel Taylor said Sunday in Kelowna. wholesalers, consumers, the B.C. government and union rep- resentatives. "We won't be content until we get Supreme Court said Mr. Hume. Under current B.C. legisla- tion, the fruit board, the sole Mr. Taylor, who came here to! agent for the B.C. Fruit Grow- watch part of the sale in the I ers' Association, controls all Gastown district, said the board is taking further legal steps to bring the dispute into court, following an exchange of injunctions last week with Okanagan Growers Ltd. of Okanagan Centre, B.C. "We knew ft would bring le- gal said Allied chair- man Bert Hume. "For the first time we will be able to get this into the courts and get it de- cided in proper ways. "We are challenging the val- idity of the very foundation of the fruit board's marketing scheme and we can only do that in the Supreme Court. This we are prepared to do." Hans Rhenisch, president of United Fruit Growers Ltd., the second breakaway group to or- ganize illegal sales here, said the rebel growers want a new fruit marketing association. "We don't want to do this all cherry sales through its mar- keting arm, B.C. Tree Fruits Ltd. The legislation empowers the board to seize and dispose of any fruit sold outside its mar- keting structure. Kelowna lawyer Clay Law- son, acting for Allied and Uni- ted, said Sunday he expects both his clients and the board to be in court this week with applications to have each oth- er's injunctions lifted. Allied obtained an injunction Thursday ordering the board to stop interfering with Allied's operations, to return 10 tons of cherries the board seized at Allied's Okanagan centre pack- ing house and to stop seizing cherries. However, the board obtained another injunction Saturday setting aside part of the earlier injunction concerning the sei- Crash survivors are recovering CRANBROOK. B.C. (CP) A mother and three children from Duchess, survivors of a vehicle crash Friday that killed the father and two other chil- dren are recovering in hospital here from multiple injuries suf- fered in the accident. The family was earlier re- ported to have been from Brooks. Duchess is just north of Brooks. Gail Swanson and sons Kevin, 10. and Terry, 12, were listed in satisfactory condition Sunday, while two-year-old Penny Swan- son was in fair condition. They were in a converted school bus that collided Friday with an empty logging truck 12 miles east of Cranbrook. Killed were the father, Dwayne Ed- ward Swanson, 33. and two chil- dren, Lora, 9, and Debra, 4. "The driver of the truck, Rob- ert Luke of Cranbrook, was not 'injured. zure of cherries. Mr- Larson said the legality of the board's seizure of cherries early Saturday morning would be determined by a judge, probably on Wednesday. Mr. Taylor said information for three charges were laid in connection with a convoy that brought cherries to Vancouver the week before. He said charges will probably be laid in connection with the two sei- zures Saturday. Mr. Hume said legal action will be started to recover the value of 466 20-pound boxes of Allied cherries sold by the board between the granting of Allied's injunction and the sei- zure: He said Allied, expecting 15 cents a pound from the board for the sale, is demanding 35 cents a pound. Allied cherries were sold here Sunday for 40 cents a pound. Mr. Hume said the price would return about 25 cents a pound, the cost of pro- duction for the northern Okana- gan cherries, to the grower and would cover packing and transportation costs. He said the cherries were graded to federal standards, al- though not to the standards of the fruit boards, whose inspec- tors earlier in the week refused to officially grade the cherries. Democrats eye White House PRINCETON, N..J (AP) Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts is the leading choice of Democrats for then1 party's 1976 presidential nomi- nation, the latest Gallup Poll shmvs. Kennedy was the first choice of 40 per cent of Democrats polled. Next was Gov. George Wallace of Alabama, selected by 16 per cent. Nine per cent of Democrats chose Senator Edmund Muskie of Maine for the nomination. The party's 1968 nominee, for- me r vice-president Hubert Humphrey, and the 1972 nomi nee. Senator George McGovern of South Dakota, each received eight per cent. Th poll also shows Kennedy defeating two possible Republi- can candidates. He was given 51 per cent of the vote to 38 per cent over Vice-president Spiro Agnew per cent to 36 per cent over former Treasury Sec- retary John Connally. The poll was based on a sur- vey of adult., but only the 659 who identified themselves as Democrats were used for the nomination choices. They were given a list of 13 Democrats mentioned as possible candi- dates and asked which they pre- ferred. They were also asked who Ted Kennedy Synod defrocks bishops NICOSIA (AP) The major synod of the Orthodox Church defrocked three dissident Cyprus bishops Saturday after convicting them of "punishable ecclesiastical offences" in their attempt to defrock President Makarios as Archbishop of the Cyprus Church. The decision increased the danger of politico-religious civil jwar among rival Greek-Cypriot .factions in the bitter feud be- the three bishops and Makarios. The bishops had pronounced z defrocking of Makarios, declar- ing his holding the presidency of a Mafitsrrsnean is1 End of Cyprus was incompatible his ecclesiastical dirties. Makarios refused to accept their ruling and called on the synod to arbitrate despite pro- tests from the three bishops 1hat they would rxxt recognize 'the synod's authority over the autonomous Cyprus Church, The synod comprises 16 of the nrost senior prelates of the Or- traodox Choreh. These include the patriarchs of Alexandria and AnUoch, other representa- tives from these tiro patri- archates, envoys of the patri- archate of Jerusalem, Makarios 'himself and another Cypriot j prelate. BACK TO THE 'FLOCK' The unanimous verdict was explained in a judgment which the synod imposed on the three bishops "the punishment of purging, stripping them com- pl- ely of aU reli''bus office and authorily and placing them hi the rank of the church's flock to which they belonged before their ordination." The three of Papbos, Ajvthimos of Kituum and Kyprianos of tried Makarks in absentia aod feucd him guilty of violating church law through the exercise of temporal power as president Axtthiznos rejected the synod's verdict as null and void. He said the synod had been con- vened illegally by and had no right to interfere in the aflsirs of the Cyprus Church. The religious quarrel was shadowed from the beginning (by politics. The three are stench supporters of Gen. George Grivas, leader of the G r e e k-Cyprlot underground which had been waging a ter- rorist campaign to weJlljttw irorlalm union of Cyprus with Greece. though himself a Greek-Cypriot, opposes Grivas's campaign for union because he fears trouble from the deep op- position to union with Greece among the island's Turkish mi- nority. they would select if the choice were narrowed to Kennedy and Wallace or Kennedy and Mus- kie. In the head-to-head com- petition Kennedy received 71 per cent to 22 per cent for Wai lace and 64 per cent to 26 per cent for Muskie. The other candidates included and the percentage who chose them were: Senator Henry Jackson four. Senator Adlai Ste- venson three; New York Mayor John Lindsay two: Sargent Shriver two; Gov. Reubin Askew one. Senator Walter Mondale one. Senator William Proxraire one. Senator John Tunney one, no preference-no opinion nine. The total adds up to more than 100 per cent because some persons in the survey named more than one man. Salmon fleet returns to sea VANCOUVER (CP) The British Columbia salmon fleet resumed operations Sunday night in coastal waters, ending a nine-day strike. Fishing resumed in all open fishing areas after fishermen, shoreworkers and tendermen voted overwhelmingly Satur- day to approve new contracts with the B.C. Fisheries Associ- ation. The industry was tied up July 6 when 6.500 members of the United Fishermen and Al- lied Workers Union left their jobs. Union president Homer Stev- ens said Sunday fishermen ap- proved the new two-year con tract by a vote of 82.7 per cent. Tendermen approved the con- tract by 87.2 per cent and Shoreworkers by 83.3 per cent. The new Shoreworkers' con- tract calls for a basic wage in- crease of an hour spread over two years. Women will receive additional wage adjust- ments ranging from 35 to 51 cents. Workers in some other Stampede misses million CALGARY (CP) The 1873 Calgary Exhibition and Stam- pede closed Saturday night af- ter attracting a record crowd of The RCMP centennial was the theme of this year's Stam- pede, opened by Queen Eliza- beth July s. Organizers called the 1973 Stampede the most successful in the fair's history, but were a little disappointed that atten- dance didn't top one million. The previous attendance rec- ord was last year. categories receive adjustments of 10 to 37 cents. Under the previous contract, Shoreworkers were paid be- tween and an hour. Union secretary treasurer Jack Nichol said the wage ad- justments for women will es- tablish equal pay for equal work in most areas. Fishermen will receive 50 cents a pound for sockeye salmon this year and 52 cents next. Prices for pink salmon will be 20 and 22 cents. He leaves the driving to them BUTTE, Mont. (AP) Seven- year-old Henry Pettier Jr. may be confused about where home is, but he knows his way around bus stations. Mrs. Henry Fettler said her son turned up missing early Sun- day and that night he calted her from Kalispell, 234 miles away in northwestern Montana. Mrs. Fettler questioned Henry. Apparently a man saw him in a playground and asked if he was lost, Henry said he was. The man asked him wTiere he wanted to go. He said he wanted to go to Kalispell. Mrs. Fettler said the man bought the boy a bus ticket for Kalispell, where his grandpar- ents live. The Fettler family had just moved-into Butte the day be- fore from Twin Bridge. The family had lived in KaUspeQ be- fore that. But Henry knew where he was going. Mrs. Fettler said he had to change buses in Mis- soula. Weather and road report SUNRISE SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge M 56 Pineher Creek.....91 55 Medicine Hat 90 Edmonton 70 45 Grande Prairie 71 52 Banff......... 81 55 Calgary.......81 57 .03 Victoria........ 77 53 Penticton.......94 eo Prince George 73 42 Kamloops .91 62 Vancouver .......71 52 Saskatoon 82 47 .03 Regina ..........89 55 Winnipeg........75 56 Toronto.........79 40 Ottawa..........77 55 Montreal........76 54 St. John's.......71 57 Cbarlottetown -.74 62 .10 Fredericton ......76 56 Chicago.........76 54 New York...... 80 65 33. Miami..........89 79 Los Angeles......76 61 Phoenix.........101 80 .02 Rome...........86 66 Paris...........73 57 London..........63 55 Berlin..........73 59 Amsterdam ......66 59 FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat Today: Cloudy periods. Isolated showers and dershowers this evening. Winds becoming brisk west during the afternoon. Highs 70-75. Lows 4540. Tuesday: Mainly sunny. Brisk west winds. Highs 65- 70. Calgary Today: Afternoon and evening cloudy periods. Showers or thundershowers at a few localities. Brisk west northwest winds. Highs today 65-70. Lows 45-50. Tuesday: Mainly sunny. Winds W15-20. Highs near 65. Columbia Kootenay Today and Tuesday continuing sunny and warm. Highs both days 85 to 95. Lows tonight 30 to 55. MONTANA East of Continental Divide- Cooler in the north today and south Tuesday. Gusty norther- ly winds today diminishing to- night. Chance of a few bowers northeast through Tuesday but fair west and south. Highs today 75 to 85 north 85 to 93 south. Lows tonight 45 to 55. Highs Tuesday 70 to 80. West of Continental Divide- Sunny with gusty northerly winds today. Cooler especially northern sections. Fair Tues- day. Highs today and Tuesday 80s. Lows tonight 40s. Call girf out on hail LONDON fAP) Norma Levy, the call girl who got Lord Lamblon into trouble, was charged today with attempting to induce a woman to torn prostitute. She was released on bail and ordered to ap- pear July 3L The tearing lasted less than a minute. The charge said her of- fence occurred some time in 1971. She entered no plea and did not speak. Mrs. Levy, 26, put up half the I bail and her mother put up the i rest, tbe court mas told. DARF WHEEL RAKE For Clean Raking On Rough or Smooth Terrain THE WHEEL RAKE DOES THE JOB! SOLD BY GENERAL FARM SUPPUES COUTTS HIGHWAY BOX 1202 PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway l reported bare and dry. Widening of one mile section of Highway No. 3 east of Fort Macleod is in progress. All remaining highways in good driving condition. PORTS OP ENTRY (Opening and Closing Aden t a.m. to 5 p.m.; Carway 6 a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Coutts 24 hours; Del Bonita S am. to 9 p.m.; Sangsgate 34 hoars; Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight: WiM Horse 8 a m. to 5 p.m. Logan Pass 7 a m. 1o H) p.m.; Open t1, RoowviOe to ;