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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THl IfTHMIOei HERALD Wtdnwdoy, July II, News in brief Truce leader leaving Michel Mr. Gauvin plans to go Gauvin, head of Canada's Viet- nam truce team, will leave Sai- gon Thursday. Vernon Turner, Max Gauvin's number two, will take charge of the delegation for the final thir- teen days of Canada's member- ship in the International Com- mission of Control and Super- vision. briefly to Canada, then back to Athens and his post as Cana- dian ambassador to Greece. He intended to leave Vietnam about two weeks ago but post- poned his departure until two missing Canadian truce observ- ers were returned by the Viet Cong. British tycoon dies LONDON (AP) Sir John EUennan, 63, reputed to be Britain's richest and most pub- licity-shy tycoon, died of a heart attack Tuesday. Eller- man, who made over billion in shipping, real estate and breweries, appeared in only a few photographs, the last be- lieved to be in 1958. Son of an English shipping magnate, Ellerman set foot in the London headquarters of the Ellerman Lines only once. After his father died in the mid-1980s, he showed up to hear the will. When he came into his fa- ther's shipping empire, real es- tate and some of London's glossiest society magazines, in- heritance taxes whittled down his heritage to million at the existing exchange rates. This year, be was reported to have a ?250-millipn stake in the Ellerman shipping empire alone. At least three times as much was reported to be in- vested elsewhere. Shortage nears end WASHINGTON (AP) The most severe period of the United States gasoline shortage appears to be over, a govern- ment fuel expert and the Amer- ican Automobile Association said Tuesday. But a treasury department spokesman said the relaxing of the shortage will not effect gov- ernment plans to impose fuel allocations, expected to be an- nounced this week. "For the next couple of years, we're going to be short of he said. An AAA weekly gasoline sur- vey indicated that despite the generally adequate supply, shortages may develop in indi- vidual areas. Olympic finances okay Liberals and Conservatives OTTAWA (CP) Festooned with a sheaf of Conservative amendments, the Olympics fi- nancing bill passed out of the Commons miscellaneous esti- mates committee Tuesday night. The committee vote, following a four-hour session, saw the band together behind the bill against two New Democrats. The bill, to aid financing of the 1976 Montreal Olympics through the sale of corns, stamps and a national lottery, now goes back to the Commons for third-reading consideration. U.S. dollar declines LONDON (AP) The United States dollar declined further on European money markets to- day, and dealers again blamed the lack of support by central banks. The price of gold, which usu- ally rises when the dollar weakens, also eased because of rumors that the West German central bank might decide to sell some of its monetary gold on the open market Gold was fixed in London at S119.75 U.S. an ounce after clos- ing Tuesday at In early dealings in Zurich, gold bullion was quoted at slightly down from Tuesday's closing of The dollar was quoted in early trading in Paris at 3.985 francs, down from Tuesday's cose of 4.0162. In Zurich, the dollar opened at 2.7933 Swiss francs down from 2.82 Tues- day. The dollar opened at 2.30 marks in Frankfurt, down from 2.3195. The British pound also de- clined slightly against the dol- lar, opening at It closed Tuesday at Medicine Hat man fined LUNENBURG, N.S. (CP) furniture Elmer Henry Ricbardt of Med- icine Hat pleaded guilty here Tuesday to a charge of impair- ed driving and was fined The charge resulted from an accident last week in which a semi-trailer tractor driven by Richardt crashed through a window and wall of the Blue- nose Lanes Bowling Alley here, crushing pool tables and other in its path and set- ting off the building's sprinkler system. Lorrain Tanner, president of Bluenose Lanes, said he has impounded the truck while waiting for a bond of to to cover the damage to the building. He estimated damage at Lower import tariffs et in Commons bill OTTAWA (CP) Govern- ment good intentions finally came to fruition Tuesday .night as the Commons passed a bill to reduce import tariffs on a wide range of items, including fruit and vegetable products and manufactured goods. .The amendments to the CUB- OIDS Tariff Act were announced in the Feb. 20 budget speech and the reductions have been in effect since then. The cuts average five per cent over a range of imported goods-valued at about bil- ion. It includes fruits, vege- tables, meat products, seafoods and a variety of manufactured goods including typewriters, yeglaw frames and power awnntowers. The tariff reductions, which will be in effect until Feb. 19, Corn huskers Jim Clark, 13, left, of 1307 15th St. S. and Kevin Hartley, 13, of 950 17th S. work behind a food booth at Whoop-.Up Days to help keep hungry fair goers happy. Corn on the cob, mostly from California, is a popular item this year with many booths fea- turing corn on a stick. And if your set of China choppers can't handle this treat, there is a good selection of other fair food to handla your appetite. Court fines member WHITEHORSE, Y.T. (CP) Erik Nielsen, Conservativ Cancer of throat claims British film star, 62 LONDON (Reuter) British film star Jack Hawkins died in hospital here today. He was 62. His condition had been de- teriorating gradually after a series of operations for throat cancer dating back to 1966. Hawkins was admitted to hos- pital a month ago for an emer- gency operation after a throat hemorrhage.. This followed an unsuccessful attempt in New York last May to give him an artificial voice box. Hawkins went to Holywood in the early 1950s after becoming a screen heart-throb in Britain. Since he lost his voice in 1S66, he continued acting in films, with other actors dubbing the voice parts. He made his first stage ap- pearance hi London while still in his teens, and in 1929 played alongside Laurence Olivier in a producton of Beau Geste. JACK HAWKINS Creston customs wrong in action Canada faces shortage ORILLIA, Ont. (CP) Can- ada may face a domestic .fuel oil shortage this winter says Robert Seal, European pres- ident of Gulf Oil Co. Ltd. "Some oil companies in Can- ada have been concentrating on the production of gasoline be- cause of the market for H in the United States and have cut down substantially on their production of domestic fuel oil." Mr. Beal told-the Orillia Rotary Club. This, he said, coupled with the fact that the U.S. in the past, has exported domestic fuel oil to Canada but also is making more car fuel than be- fore, "may result in a shortage of heating fuel in Canada this winter." He called for a long-range program set up jointly by gov- ernments and oil companies to VICTORIA (CP) Canadian customs officials had no right to halt a shipment of alfalfa hay bought and paid for in Canada that was destined for a north Idaho dairy farm, ac- cording to an official of the British Columbia department of agriculture. Clare Nelson, provincial field crops commissioner, said Tues- day that recent federal export controls on feed grains in- cluded alfalfa products but def- initely not alfalfa hay. He said only alfalfa that has been fur- ther processed beyond the inj- ensure sufficient energy re- I sources. Mass march irks Sadat CAIRO (Reuter) President Anwar Sadat of Egypt sent an urgent massage to President Moanunar Khadafy of Libya to- day urging him to call off a proposed mass march of Lib- yans on Cairo to demand an im- mediate merger between the two coifflfines. The Middle East news agency quoted Sadat as appealing to Khadafy to take "a wise and firm" decision on the matter and warning him of the "risks involved in this move." Tripoli radio reported Tues- day night that thousands of Lib- yans will head for the Egyptian capital in seized public tial cutting and baling is cover- ed. Raynold Davis, agricultural extension agent for Bonner County, Idaho, said earlier Tuesday that a load of alfalfa trans-' hay bought at Crestoa..B.C.. by port vehicles and on foot to de- mand the immediate merger of tbe two countries, planned for naxt September. Tbe radio said thousands of Libyans will start the march today from the Libyan- Tunisian border, carrying a document demanding tbe merger written in blood. They will cross their own country before entering Egypt and expect to reach Cairo's Re- publican Square Monday, the 21sl anniversary of the over- throw of tbe Egyptian mon- archy. Sandpoint. Idaho, dairyman Mel Spraker was not allowed across the border by Canadian customs at Eykerts. B.C. A Vancouver spokesman for the federal department of in- dustry, trade and commerce, which handles all applications for alfalfa product export per- mits, confirmed Mr. Nelson's view that bay isn't included. He said Canada is following the American lead in imposing controls on export of feed grains and other agricultural products. On June 29 a list was issued, with soya bean prod- ucts at the top, for which ex- port permits now are needed. Alfalfa products were added July 9. "We follow the U.S. pretty closely on said the spo- kesman. Ke reiterated that baled alfalfa hay wasn't affect- ed. He couldn't say if the de- partment had issued any per- mits to date for tbe export of other alfalfa products, since all such permits are approved in Ottawa. The border incident high- lighted a warning last Friday by Mr. Nelson that B.C. ranch- ers and dairymen face a short- age of hay this winter because of a hard winter last year and cool dry weather this past spring. TJie yield is down an av- erage of 50 per cent in many B.C. interior districts, be said. Later the same year he made his New York debut in R, C. Sheriffs famed drama of the First World End. He served in the British Army during the Second World War and in the late '40s his film career got under way. Some of his more important films in- cluded: The Fallen Idol, The Cruel Sea, The League of Gen- tlement, Bridge on tbe River Kwai. When Hawkins was first told of his illness his first reaction was: "Of course I'll never act again but I'm resigned to that." Several months later he bad signed vp to play the part of a British ambassador in the film Great Catherine, based on the life of the Soviet empress. "It's tailor made for he said. "Every time the ambassa- dor tries to speak somebody in- terrupts him." Hawkins married twice. His first, in 1932 to actress Jessica Tandy, was dissolved, and in 1947 he married his current wife, actress Doreen Lawrence. Three of his four children were by his second marriage. Hawkins was tbe sixth major film performer to die in two weeks. The others were Robert Ryan, Veronica Lake, Joe E Brown. Betty Grable and Lon Chancy Jr. Three dead in Belfast reward for foiling hold-up try A Lethbridge man was to he presented today with a reward for the part be play- ed in foiling an armed hold- up attempt Feb. 28 of a mail truck at Brocket. The presentation was made to Barry Beglaw by Ralph Inglis, postal inspector of the Calgary branch western pos- tal region, for what be term- ed "courage beyond the can of duty." Tbe Lethbridge of- fice was represented by H. G. Schaufete. acting postmaster, Tbe incident occurred when a Big Horn Transport truck under contract to tbe post of- fice, was bang unloaded by Mr. Beglaw at the Brocket post office. Mr. Beglaw was abte to fend off the two men, who masked and armed with auto- matic pistols, and drive away. One man, Jean Jacques Roch- on of Montreal, has pleaded guilty of attempting to rob the mail truck. member of Parliament for the Yukon who was convicted and fined here Monday for fail- ng to register for the Yukon medical insurance plan, says he did not register because he is already covered under the On- tario plan. Mr. Nielssn said that as an tP he has dual residency and B opted for the Ontario plan >ecause it contains more bene- its at a lower premium cost than the Yukon plan. He maintains homes in Ot- tawa and Whitehorse. Mr. Nielsen said he has be- oflged to either the Ontario or the federal plair since first elected as an MP in 1957. "Since last December I have spent 88 per cent of my time in he said. "I vote to Ontario municipal and provin- cial elections and I vote in mu- nicipal and territorial elections at home." "I am one of those individ- uals, of whom there are not too many in Canada, who has dual residency." Mr. Nielsen said his two sec- retaries in Ottawa are Yukon residents but are also mem- bers of the Ontario plan. 1974, were introduced to slow increasing prices without ad- versely affecting production and employment. The temporary re- ductions will be reviewed next February. During Tuesday's debate, op- position members expressed concern about the effect of the reductions on fruit and wine producers, mobile-home manu- facturers and the cattle and broiler chicken industries. Kenneth Higson (PC-Lin- coln) said the Ontario fruit and wine industry is "going down the drain" because the tariff re- ductions put processors at a dis- advantage compared with im- porters. Bert Hargrave Hat) said tbe tariff reduction destroyed the delicate.balance between Canadian and U.S. cattle markets to tbe detriment of this country. Bffl Frank said the mobile-home market will be hit by a flood of inferior United States units-kept out by tbe old tariff. He said U.S. trail- ers cost about to less to'produce than Canadian ones, making it relatively easy for U.S. manufacturers to ship to Canada and make a profit. Mr. Frank said there should be an increase in tbe tariff on hatching eggs imported from tbe U.S. for-the broiler in- dustry. Because of cheaper bean meal in the U.S. it was possible to produce hatching eggs 18 cents a dozen cheaper than here. Former Conservative trade minister George Hees said it is "painfully obvious" that the tariff reductions have had no ef- fect on slowing the rising cost of living. When the government nego- tiates tariffs with other coun- tries in meetings scheduled lor this fall, the government will find it has to make concessions. He suggested that concessions to other countries forced by ne- gotiations could drive tariffs still lower. BERT HARGRAVE Watergate cash drops WASHINGTON (AP) A re- tired New York policeman and political secret agent told Sea- ate investigators a bizarre and sometimes comical story today of cash drops, code mimes did complications in relaying money to the original Water- gate defendants. Anthony Ulasewicz provided logistic details of a scheme to get money to the defendants and their lawyers which had been outlined the last two days by the raiser of the funds, Her- bert Kalmbach, then President Nixon's personal lawyer. In a New York accent, file burly Ulasewicz told how he stuffed money in a laundry bag, taped keys under phone booth coin slots, made scores of fur- tive phone calls and peered from around corners or behind cigarette machines as tbe money was picked up. Mother to pay ransom ROME (AP) mother of J. Paul Getty M says she is waiting for ransom instructions from her son's kidnappers after receiving a letter from the 16- year-old saying he is in good condition and wants the ransom paid. Mrs. Getty, the divorced wife of a son of oil billionaire J. Paul Getty, said Tuesday that she is convinced her missing son has been kidnapped, and that the kidnappers have been in touch with her. "We have asked the police not to interfere, and we now are asking the press to help us." she said. "We want them to carry the message that the con- tact has been made and the family is ready." In London, the boy's grand- father said be would not pay ransom. Getty said be loves the boy but payment of ransom "only encourages kidnappers. Mrs. Getty said the abductors did not specify a ransom figure hi their contact Tuesday after- noon. Later Tuesday, she received the letter from her son through Marline and Marie Zacber, Ger- man twins who are dose friends of the youth. Police said the letter was mailed to the girls1 home although it was ia- tended for the boy's family. Marline told police she was certain the handwriting Paul's. Weather and road report SUNRISE SUNSET Lethbridge..... Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Banff.......... Calgary......... Victoria Prince George Kamloops....... Vancouver Saskatoon....... Regina.......... Winnipeg....... Toronto Ottawa.......... Montreal........ St. John's....... Charlottetown Frederkton Chicago..... New York Miami.......... Los Angeles..... Phoenix........ Rome.........- Paris........... London......... Berlin.......... Amsterdam .03 .02 .12 H LPre 72 48 70 44 70 47 66 42 70 47 67 50 .36 86 76 46 88 54 77 57 68 49 .18 73 49 75 53 .04 79 50 80 57 80 51 73 63 .07 75 55 80 55 88 67 85 67 90 79 79 62 101 78 91 75 68 55 68 55 73 57 61 55 FORECAST Lethbridge, Medicine Hat- Today: Isolated showers this afternoon and evening. Highs near 80. Lows near SO. Highs Thursday near 85. Calgary Today: Isolated afternoon and evening showers or thundersbowers. Highs 70-75. Lows near 50. Thursday: Main- ly sunny. Highs 75-80. Colombia, Kootenay To- day and Thursday, sunny and warm. Highs both days, 85 to 90. Lows tonight, mid fifties ex- cept 45 to 50 in Columbia dis- trict. MONTANA East of Continental Variable cloudiness today. Warmer in the northwest. Clearing tonight. Sunny and wanner Thursday. Highs today 80s. Lows tonight 50s. Highs Thursday 80 to 90 east 90 to 95 west. West of Continental Sunny today and Thursday. Wanner north today and all sections Thursday. Highs today 80 to 90. Lows tonight 50s. Highs Thursday 85 to 95. HERE COMES GfttG Greg Clark, Canada's favorite ra- conteur, was anything but happy when somebody kept stealing the that he put on the family Don't rntes amusing account how he handled the tSis Saturday fN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERAID WEEKEND MAGAZINE BELFAST A bomb hidden in a maUrcss in an elevator killed two British sol- diers. A civilian died in another Wast Ibat detnoJisbed a bar in this Northern Ireland capital Tuesday night. The three deaths raised the toll in four years of communal warfare to at least dead, 169 of them this year. More than uersons were wounded by bombs and gunfire Tuesday. Two sokbers and four civilians were in serious condition. The booby-trapped mattress WES in an elevator in an apart- ment house thai a patrol was searching in the Roman Catho- lic Falls quarter. The army said the SOoomd fco-ib was detonated from some dis- tance away. Two other soldiers were badly wourcled and three women were hit. Other women living in tbe building famed tor wounded oven ifflQ tfoar apartments. STILL SELLING FOR STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd Street S. Phone 327-3024 DARF WHEEL RAKE For Clean Raking On Rough or Smooth Terrain THE WHEEL RAKE DOES THE JOB! SOLD BY GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES courrs HIGHWAY 1202 PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 1 reported bare and dry. Widening of one mile section of Highway No. 3 east of Fort Maclcod is io progress. All remaining highways are in good driving condition. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Adsa 9 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 8 am. to 9 p.m.; Kingsgale 24 hours; PorUrill Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; Wild Horse K a m. to 5 p m Paw 7am Ifl p m Open t BeosesiQe 8 am, 40 nndmgtt. ;