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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta guiy News In brief Finance minister resigns TOKYO Finance Minister Takeo Fukuda resigned dealing Premier Kakuei Tanaka another setback. Tanaka named Foreign Minister Masayoshi one of his prime to head the powerful finance ministry which has over-all control of the Japanese economv Korean trials end SEOUL President Park's extraor- dinary court es- .ablished to crack down on anti-government completed its trial of 55 civilians Monday by sentenc- ing two Japanese to 20-year prison terms. The which began June 5. sentenced 14 of the defend- ants to 15 to life impris- onment and the rest to either 15 or 20 years in jail. deals probed WASHINGTON Secret Senate testimony on former treasury secretary John Connally's dealings with the United States dairy in- dustry has been turned over the the special Watergate prosecutor's office for possi- ble perjury in- formed sources said Monday. The two volumes of taken during closed sessions of the Senate Watergate include allegations that he received in cash from the milk industry. Three killed near Banff LAKE Alta. Three persons were killeo. Monday in a single-vehicle ac- cident on the Banff-Jasper Highway about 45 miles north of the Rocky Mountain Resort community of Lake Louise. RCMP said the vehicle ap- parently left the highway and crashed into a creek bed All three were thrown from the vehicle in the accident which occurred shortly before 3 p.m Handicapped promised aid EDMONTON Thir- ty handicapped persons who demonstrated outside city hall Monday for better public tran- sportation services received assurances from Mayor Ivor Dent that a proposed rapid transit system would be accessible to them. Firefighters THE CANADIAN PRESS Firefighters in northwestern wearied by the seemingly endless outbreaks of burning timberland since early faced little respite from their efforts today. Continuing hot and dry with temperatures reaching the was Litho mm QUALITY PRODUCTS Instant Printing ____4 WltilcVai Wail irnitt forecast for the beleaguered Dryden area. The weather of- fice indicated only a chance of a thunderstorm late in the day 8 killed in avalanche France Eight persons were feared killed in an avalanche which swept down the Tacul peak in the Mount Blanc region today. Police said the avalanche crashed pn eight climbers as they tackled the sweeping them into a guily Business Forms DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN LETHBRIDGE BRIDGE RUG DRAPES FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL Preserve now The B.C fruit growers make it easy with an informative 16-page booklet that tells you everything you need to know about home preserving B.C. tree fruits Preserved pie fillings and freezing they're all included and the booklet is yours for just 25C Send for your copy today1 Mail B C Tree Fruits Lid Dept 'K Keloana B C V1Y 7N6 1 enclose 25c m coin Please rush my copy Meals' NAME ADDRESS Helldriver gives hot performance WALTER KERBER photo Review Helldrivers slow start but good show By GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff Writer The Trans Canada Helldrivers were the people's choice at the opening perfor- mance of the Whoop-Up Days grandstand show last night. Daredevil motorcycle driv- ing and the controlled action of the cars were what the 800 people wanted to see and the Helldrivers gave them a fine show Also featured on the program was the lively Calgary aggregation known as the Stratus Faction The helldriving show started dwelling too long on the and not enough on the thrill- driving the crowd wanted to see. But once they got in the drivers proved they could present a crowd-pleasing show. The slide-for-life and the motorcycle crashing through a flaming barrier were well but it wasn't until motorcyclist Chuck Kemp started jumping a la Evel that the show took off First Kemp cleared three from the difficult angle of ramp to track rather than ramp to ramp. Then he progressed to four cars and rounded out his segment with a smoothly executed leap over five vehicles The show's car-driving Bill had his problems trying to execute a two-wheel stand on the soft track. Williams and the was a trip one-quarter the way around the large balancing precariously on two wheels. Climaxing the show was a ramp clearing one car and dive-bombing into a cleaving off the roof as slick as could be. Lacking from the helldriv- ing segment was the noise one usually associates with speeding cars and an inability to move from act to act at a fast clip. Also missing was the ex- pected ramp-to-ramp jump by Walt Williams The highlight of the Stratus Faction show was a Scotish segment featuring Norman Mallaheu on the bagpipes. His rendition of Amazing Grace was superb and the Highland dancing complimented the pipes The group's trip down memory lane was well accepted Quebec language bill passes second reading QUEBEC The Liberal government's controversial official language bill passed second in prin- Monday with opposi- Escape plan resulted in hijacker's capture TOKYO A United States businessman says he suggested the plan by which 85 persons escaped from a hi- jacked Japanese Air Lines plane at 170 miles southwest of Tokyo. Police seized the a young Japanese construction after the 81 passengers and four of the eiglu crew members got safe- ly off the plane Monday. The hijacker stabbed himself in the neck and chest but was reported out of danger after the doctors sewed him up with 26 stitches. Milton of Chi- one of two U.S. passen- gers said he persuad- ed the stewardesses to open the rear emergency exits while the Akira was in the cockpit talking to Nagoya air- port officials by radio. stewardesses finally opened a door and then got some blankets which we tied together and let down to the ground. A policeman hung onto it and Bob and I pulled him in. We were the only big guys Then the passengers and cabin crew slid down the emergency chute and walked ankle deep in mud across the field. 11 plainclothes- men stormed into the plane and overpowered the hijacker. tion to the legislation in Liberal ranks whittled down to two members. On a recorded vote just be- fore Liberals John Ciaccia and George Springate joined the Parti Quebecois and Parti Creditistes in voting against the which won the vote 80-10. After the Mr. Ciaccia told reporters he hopes to attend sessions of the assembly's education which now takes over clause-by- clause study of the although he is not a com- mittee member. The com- mittee could start work today. He said he did not expect re- prisals fcr having bolted the party but Mr. Springate Ste said dis- ciplinary measures could be taken against him. During second Mr. Ciaccia said he could not vote for the bill in his parts of it are it does not sufficiently recognize the rights of English Quebecers to English and it gives too much power to a bureaucracy which does not reflect the ethnic make-up of the province. Woodworkers refuse to return to work VANCOUVER Although members of two pulp and paper unions were back to work thousands of coast members of the International Woodworkers of America remained off the job. A spokesman for the Pulp and Paper Industrial Relations Bureau said all 21 mills were getting back to normal while a Macmillan Bloedel Ltd. spokesman said the com- pany's newsprint operation near Port Alberni on Van- couver Island should be back to normal in the next couple of days. The other four newsprint operations in the province were back to normal. The IWA had problems Monday convincing its without a contract since June to return to work. The union negotiating com- headed by regional president Jack asked all members Friday to return to work when it was announc- ed a second tentative agree- ment between the union and Forest Industrial representing 120 had been reached. But members of a rank a file committee centred in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island erected pickets clos- ing all but one small operation in the Duncan area. Mr. Munro has said the group has no authority to speak for the union Mr. Munro visited the Duncan local Monday and said he expects the workers to return to work Wednesday. In Port a local un- ion spokesman said the men who did not return to work Monday will do so today. And a spokesman for the Victoria which represents about said the members are also expected to return today. Members of the Courtenay local will meet Wednesday to vote on returning. Members of the loggers' local began to return to their camps and the Vancouver and New West- minster locals were working normally Monday. Mi1. Munro said the union has set July 31 as the deadline for all voting on the pact. The vote is being spread over two weeks so all members can participate. Convicts give up after escape try WASHINGTON Two armed driven back by gunfire and tear gas in a desperate attempt to es- cape their besieged surrendered to law officers Monday ending a 105- hour ordeal at the United States District Courthouse. Hours after their frantic ef- fort to find freedom by hack- ing their way into a courthouse ventilation Frank and Robert were flown to the Atlanta federal peniten- tiary. Gorham and Jones had been inside the cellblock since Thursday when they seized eight hostages and tried to bargain for a freedom flight to Africa. They released one of the hostages Friday and held the others until the seven fled Sunday in a daring escape engineered by a deputy U S marshal Stripped and Gorham and Jones gave up 36 hours later. The final act of the drama began about 9 p.m. EDT Mon- day when they used an axe to hack their way into the air duct For the first time since Gorham and Jones had barricaded themselves inside the basement officers exchanged gunfire with the then used tear gas to force them back into their confinement. Deputy Police Chief Maurice part of a force of about 20 District of Columbia policemen and U.S. marshals who stormed into the cellblock said he persuaded Jones and Gorham to surrender. Cullinane said Jones and Gorham stripped and hand- cuffed themselves. Then police entered the searched them and allowed them to dress again. U.S. government hampered by strike plague THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Movers begin moving again in Pittsburgh and garbage is being collected again in Baltimore But pickets con- tinued to ground National Airlines today and a state employees strike spread in Ohio Some labor disputes were settled Monday but about 600 strikes involving a quarter- million workers continued to hamper private industry and government across the United States. It was the most strikes the U S. has had in the post- Second World War said the federal mediation service in D.C. In the American Federation of County and Municipal Employees began an expanded strike to- day adding its members to a strike that began more than two weeks ago Union leaders said they ex- pect half of the state's workers to observe their picket lines at state univer- government offices and other facilities. The wage dispute began July 6 but until today was con- 'Doctors ignorant about pain9 England Doctors were told today they are about pain. a profession dedicated to the relief of suffering we know distressingly little about Prof. David Sinclair of Aberdeen told the British Medical Association's annual scientific conference here fined to only about workers at a dozen state prisons and mental hospitals A joint legislative com- mittee meets later today to consider a 25-cent-per-hour increase for public employees earning less than a workers. The strikers have demanded a 31-cent hourly boost which would be about nine per cent for prison guards whose starting salary now is 52 an hour. National Airlines' jets rested in their hangers again today as International Association of Machinists members manned pickets at a dozen airports from Miami to Los Angeles. About fuel truck stock clerks and inspectors went on strike against National at midnight Sunday. The which cancelled all 155 flights to 45 U.S cities and said the strike is costing it million a day. William chief ne- gotiator for the real issue now is fringe benefits The pay increase was not wholly but we do not anticipate problems on Base pay for mechanics is between and 60 an hour and union officials said the two sides were near agree- ment on a increase of between 17 and 20 per cent The No. 1 U.S. copper pro- Kennecott Copper reached a tentative agreement with a coalition of 26 unions representing workers. is the industry bellwether and we hope the others come forth with suitable offers as a said union spokesman Cass Alvin Show host wrote death script then shot herself on live TV Fla. Television talk show host Chris Chubbuck wrote her own death script and then carried it out by putting a gun to her temple and pulling the trigger as television viewers watched. The attractive WXLT-TV died in a hospital 14 hours later. 1 Her blood- spattered hewscript Chris Chubbuck shot herself during a live broad- The story she had scrawled in longhand was found on the desk where she sat Monday morning and calmly announc- ed to viewers what she said was a television keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts and in living color you are going to see another Then she reached into a shopping bag behind her fired a single shot and slumped forward. took less than a second to get the gun to her head and pull the news direc- tor Mike Simmons said. Last Miss Chubbuck jokingly hinted to colleagues that she was contemplating suicide. No one took her seriously. Co-worker Rob Smith said she told it be neat if I were to take the mill it rtn liitA in living and blow myself thought at the time it was just a bad joke and changed the Smith said. Her Mrs. M.D. said Miss Chub- recently named public affairs director for the ABC was terribly said that constantly. She had no close friends. She was already 29 years old and it bothered her. She was very CORRECTION FAIR JULY 18-20 The Car Radios Featured On Page 1 o Zellers Fair Circular Should Have Appeared As SANYO AM CAR RADIO Mif units i 25.88 CAR RADIO 62.88 MM M nM rntmn nu fciHi run MM put- hi Ml Uttfe 12 UN MnuMlii. Zellers County Pair Located In Shopping Cmtro on Mayor Magrath Drlvo. Opan Dally a.m. lo p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to fcOO p.m. Talaphona 328-8171 ;