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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta the LetKbridge Herald VOL JULY 1974 15 Cents 20 Pages Evening hike became siege of terror J Canada widens By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer For about 20 terrorizing minutes late a vicious black bear clawed and chewed two Alberta youths after yanking them from trees. Today Lee 17 of Red and Cam of Spruce are in good con- dition in Pincher Creek Hospital. The mother bear is being hunted by four provin- cial park officials near Beauvais Lake to face a sentence of death upon cap- ture. The episode began late Sun- day evening on the side of a heavily treed Mil as the two youths hiked up a park nature The boys began the late evening hike with Lee's parents but his folks headed back to their tent trailer in the camp after hiking part way up the hill. At a point near the balding top of the winding mile long they turned a sudden corner in the path only to find a mother bear and her two cubs plodding directly toward them Both youths immediately turned and ran. Lee scrambl- ed up one tree and Cam another. But Cam's escape was cut short when the mother bear's claws hooked his shoe as he began his climb and pulled him to the ground She swiped at him with her claws ripping deep cuts in his back and legs The black bear mauled him along the ground for more than 15 clawing and biting at his head leaving wounds that required 40 stitches to close About 130 pitches were used to close the cuts on his legs and back While Cam being Lee climbed to the top of a 30-feut tree and screamed for help to two men hiking further down the trail As the men left to seek Lee's frightened screams attracted the bear. She left the bloodied Cam and climbed the tree in search of his com- panion. With one mighty swipe of the Lee's boot ripped the branch he was cling- ing to broke and he was hauled down the tree to be bitten and scratched for some mysterious reason the bear suddenly left Lee and went back to Cam who was sprawl- ed on the ground. Even though torn and Cam lay silent. After one last the bear left Cam and again sought out Lee who had once more climbed the tree and was waiting with the broken branch which he used to poke at her when she neared the top of the tree Again for some unknown the bear backed down the left the scene and marched into the wilds with her offspring. Aftermath Wildlife officer Steve Myers places raw-meat bast in barrel bear trap near Beauvais Lake campsite while 16-year-old Cam top and Lee recover in Pincher Creek hospital. By 2 a.m Monday bofh youths were being treated in hospital after a stretcher ride down the hill and a 14-mile ambulance ride into Pincher Creek. Lee received several stitches to his legs. Park officials combed the immediate area of the attack to be sure the bear had left for the higher hills and would not be a t danger to other tourists camping by the serene Beauvais Lake. Unable to spot her and confronted with a darkening the park officials haul ted their search until later' Mon- day morning All day four provincial park officials set up traps and hunted the bear with prepared to take her dead or alive. By Monday evening the barrel bear traps and their calf carcass bait were still un- touched and the park officials hadn't spotted the bear. ''We'll get her said a determined Jim Wolske. Beauvais Lake wildlife officer in an interview Monday. Once a bear has attacked a human it has to be destroyed because it no longer has a fear ot man and could become very aggressive whenever near whether provoked or he explained. He said he can't understand 'why the bear attacked the two youths since they didn't provoke her and she always had her two cubs at her side. According to park the attack was the first by a bear in or near Beauvais Provincial Park. Today the park officials are to receive leg-hole snares from Edmonton which will be set in the hills in an attempt to trap the bear. curious onlookers gave the park officials more trouble than the hunted bear by continually approaching the barrel traps in an attempt to obtain a closer view. For Lee Brcwn and his parents Roy and their two-week camping vaca- tion was shortened by 10 days. When the youths are releas- ed from probably later this his parents and companion Cam will return home. 'Nixon did not know of burglary' Colson WASHINGTON Former White House aide Charles Colson says he is con- vinced President Nixon did not know in advance about the break-in at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. Colson spoke ta reporters after testifying for 10 hours Monday before the House of Representatives judiciary committee impeachment in- quiry. Members appeared divided over whether Colson was helping or hurting the president with his testimony. Some interpreted Colson's testimony as indicating Nixon had advance knowledge of the break-in by the White House investigative unit dubbed But others ex- pressed an opposite view. Colson returns to the com- mittee today for further ques- tioning. His wide-ranging ac- tivities when he was a top Nix- on political adviser make him a key figure in the com- mittee's impeachment in- quiry. Three committee members had been told by John Nixon's former chief domestic that Nixon had approved Ellsberg which they interpreted to mean the break-in of the doctor's office. was no other Ellsberg said one of the members. interview- ed by reporters when he left the committee said it would be darkest of to draw such a conclusion from his testimony. He said he had simply re- peated the words Ehrlichman had used. 6BA B Y DOLL' FO UND RETIREMENT TOO MUCH 111. Sarah who said last week she was going straight after more than 50 years as a was found dead in her officials said Monday. She was 73. An autopsy showed that Miss Cowan died of pneu- a coroner said. She gained national attention in May after being arrested for the 50th time on prostitution charges. And earlier this she was arrested again and charged with propositioning a vice squad officer. never too old to practice the world's oldest profes- said Miss who was honored at a recent con- vention of prostitutes in San Francisco. But Miss Cowan said after posting bond following her last arrest that her street days were over. space program OTTAWA Expan- sion of government space including possible par- ticipation in the United States shuttle was an- nounced today by Science Minister Jeanne Sauve. The main element of the policy redefinition is improve- ment of the capacity of Cana- dian industry to design and build domestic space the minister said in a statement. That would be achieved by switching research now done by government agencies over to and by farming out new projects to industry. Canadian space policy has been based largely on commu- nications Anik for example. It now is being expanded to include such projects as the U.S.-based Earth Resources Technology Satellite in which Canada already par- ticipates Mrs. Sauve said the National Research Council is discussing Canadian involve- ment in the space shuttle with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration The exact form any par- ticipation might take has not been she said The shuttle is based on a reusable manned launch vehi- cle and servicing of satellites in orbit. The government has author- ized million to finance stud- ies of the but Cana- dian participation could cost depending on the share the government sources said. NASA and the government also are jointly engaged in the develop- ment of the Communications Technology to be launched in 1975. demands of the future indicate a need for a more clearly defined space policy for Mrs. Sauve said. must be able to plan our involvement at the same ensure that Canada receives the max- imum benefit from that in- volvement Considerations of sovereignty as well as the economic and social well- being of Canadians must be taken into The minister said the government will continue to depend on other countries for launching Canadian satellites. That has meant the U.S in the past. But the minister's statement says a number of countries have begun to set up launching and are prepared to consider in- volvement in the supplying na- tions' space A spokesman for the science ministry said potential partners include the Soviet Japan and the Euro- pean Community. Makarios going to New ASSOCIATED PRESS The United Nations and Britain reported today that Archbishop ousted as president of Cyprus by military is alive. The reports came as the rebels an- nounced the appointment of five cabinet ministers to a new of national Britain said Makarios had asked for and was given per- mission to enter Britain's sovereign base areas on the Mediterranean island. But diplomatic sources in London said the archbishop had left Kidnapper in MONTREAL Montreal Urban Community police Sunday refused to either confirm or deny radio reports saying that Jacques one of the men in- volved in the 1970 kidnapping of British diplomat James may be back in Canada. A spokesman for the criminal investigation bureau said he could not comment on the reports. Radio station CFCF said Saturday that who was exiled to Cuba with others involved in the might have arrived in Canada using a false passport. Published reports last month said Jean- Marc Charbonneau and Yves Langlois had arrived in Paris and then travelled to Algeria. the areas for an unknown destination. Some authorities in the Brit- ish capital speculated he may be heading for a special ses- sion of the UN Security Coun- cil in New York The Cyprus National which overthrew Makarios. claimed to be in complete con- trol of the situation on the Mediterranean island. It said an island-wide dusk-to-dawn curfew will remain in and warned that violators be shot without war- But the British Forces Broadcasting the sta- tion of the British army on said fighting is con- tinuing in the capital of and the major cities of Famagusta and Limasspl. Britain's foreign office re- leased word of the ousted president's departure from British sanctuary soon after Foreign Secretary James Callaghan announced Makarios nad been allowed to enter Britain's sovereign base area on Cyprus. A spokesman said he could give no further details of Ma- kanos's moves. Privately tither informants ruled out his return to Cypnot territory where fighting still is going on in the capital of Nicosia and in other towns. But these sources said they would not exclude the possibility of the bearded Greek Orthodox prelate appearing at an emergency UN Security Council session summoned by UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim in New York. At the Monday Wednesday Thursday Saturday TOTALS __ __ __. Seen and heard About town Parade watchers Anne and Norma try- ing to commandeer a sand box for but giving up when they found it was full of sand George Wilson leading a three- man repair gang down the road to offer first aid to a neighbor's crippled baler. Gate zest up for fair opening With five hours less than last year to whoop it falrgoers made the most of the abbreviated Monday open- ing of Whoop-Up Days. Monday's attendance figure was down 386 from but Exhibition officials were too busy Monday to complain about the gate. Exhibition Manager Andy Andrews said Monday's atten- dance figure was good since Whoop-Up Days unlocked its turnstiles five hours later than The afternoon he did reduce track betting. Opening-day turf fans plunked down at parimutuel wickets last but Mon- day's wagers at Whoop-Up Downs totalled only Track manager Irv Sukut said the parade to the post for the first three races was poor- ly attended because of the parade downtown. By the time bettors had seen the down- town turf fans were lining up to bet on the fourth hp cairi From 6 p.m. until early this 210 blackjack gamblers kept 30 pit bosses busy dealing cards and collecting chips. About people visited the grandstand to see Trans- Canada Hell Drivers perform their automotive stunts and Stratus Faction run through their show. About 400 employees of Ber- nard Thomas' travelling midway had taken in as much money by p.m. Monday as they had by closing time last year. Although most people came away from opening day with slimmer Gordon Glover did not. Mr. Glover of 1520 4th Ave. N. won from Lethbridge Jaycees for purchasing one of tickets for a gold bar sold by Jaycees before the fair. Ticket No. 177 was drawn this morning by Lethbridge and District Exhibition Association officials for the daily gate attendance prize. The ticket holder must pick up the money at the Ex- hibition office. Wednesday is Kiddies Day at the fair. There will be a grandstand show for youngsters at a.m. Children to 14 years of age will be admitted through the gates free of charge until 4 p.m. Fair officials say reduc- ed rates will prevail on the midway until 4 p.m. g s TUESDAY Pioneer's Day time at Whoop-Up Downs. 8 Daredevils and Stratus tand Show. 11 close. closes. 2 closes. WEDNESDAY Kiddies' Day grandstand show. 12 and midway opens. 2 opens time at Whoop-Up Downs. 8 Daredevils and Stratus tand Show. 11 close. closes. 2 closes. Summary of special Whoop-Up attractions on Page 11. Inside 1 1ft -i 12 _______ c TV Weather 3 g LOW TONIGHT 8 HIGH WED. g WINDY. S ;