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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta CLOUDY- FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY 80-85. The Letkbtidge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 187 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 28 PAGES Attendance goes down drain gets go-ahead Rajn nUfS crimp Construction of the Henderson George Naoum, manager of I I in fair program ROAD TRASH It doesn't look like much when spread out along 176 yards of highway, but when collected and put in a pile the amount of trash seems to grow. Students Norvpl Dunfee, Peler Underwood and John Grace of Dalhousie University ore making a survey of litter in Cana- dian ditches and found the most junk along a stretch of Alberta highway between Medicine Hot ond Fort Macleod. See story page 10. Police issue Nixon craves warrant reputation as peacemaker WASHINGTON (CP) After President Nixon Had pre-empted prime-time national television to tell the world of his plan to visit Peking, he went with friends to a favorite restaurant to celebrate with a fine meal, a bottle of wine. Never in his presidency had he seemed more re- laxed, pleased with himself. And well he might. For with the bombshell revela- tion of adviser Henry Kissinger's secret mission to Pe- king, Nixon in a few sentences had stunned the Rus- sians and the Democrats and rallied to himself broad, bi-partisan support at home and abroad. He had promised to go to more. He hadn't promised sensational results. But the visit it- self, which will hold him in the forefront of world at- tention when he goes, some time before next May of election year, can't help but be politically beneficial, It was a moment to be savored. Except for the shrinking "Chum lobby" and the shaken representa- tives of Nationalist China, it seemed the whole world- even light wingers such as California G'ov. Ronald inspired by Nixon's shrewdness. Prom- inent Democrats notably Senator Edward showered Nixon with praises as though he were a Democrat. The tiling Niton craves most, it is said, is a repu- tation as a statesman, a peacemaker. He had taken x giant step; it seemed his political stock in 1972 could only be elevated by the development. Still, some a already speculating that naybc Nixon celebrated too soon. The bigger they come the harder they fall, the theory goes, and if Nixon builds world expectations for peace IK will suffer most if the world is once again disap- pointed. Hecent American history is full of warnings that even long-prepared summit conferences fall far short of expectations. In this context, the Nixon administration has al- ready forcefully sought to dispel an impression grow- ing in Congress that the president's plan to visit China would hasten a settlement of the Vietnam war. Even (hough Nixon promises nothing, the world will expect something. It's inevitable. And, if he doesn't produce that which he didn't promise, his mission will be stamped a failure and his stature diminished be- fore the November, 1972 election. STE. MARTHE, Que. (CP) Pob'ce have issued a warrant for the arrest of Michel Joly, 24, in connection with the slaying last weekend of two young girls who were out blueberry-picking. Meanwhile, two teen-age girls reported missing Tuesday night from a Laurential summer camp were found early today hitchhiking along Hie express- way to Montreal. Sandy Fox, 13, and Cathy Harris, 14, told police they were on their way home. The girls were placed in Gt. Michel camp by a welfare agency. Joly and another unidentified man are wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of Car- ole Marchand, 13, and Chantal Cote. 12. Their bodies were found in a wooded area four miles north of their homes in Cap de la Madeleine, 90 miles northeast of Montreal. Both had been shot in the head, and an autopsy showed that the older girl had been sex- ually assaulted before being killed. Construction of the Henderson ice centre was approved by city council Tuesday, and initial work on the facility could begin today. At a special meeting Tuesday night, council accepted tbe low- est bid of by Parkins Construction Ltd, of Edmonton. Aid. Vera Ferguson stood alone in opposing the resolution. Council also was told that the major ice arena, to replace the arena destroyed by fire in March, could not be built before the fall or winter of 1973. It was originally hoped a new arena would be ready for use by late 1B72. Aid. Vaughan Hembroff and Deputy Major Rex Little both stated the big arena would not b e ready before 1973. Aid. Hembroff raised the matter while speaking against a propo- sal to delete certain items from the Henderson faculty to reduce costs. "It's worth the extra he said, noting that the Hender- son centre would have to be used for two seasons for Sugar Kings hockey games, until the big arena is ready. Aid. Ferguson refused to vole for the Henderson centre be- cause she said council was "be- ing rushed into it." She suggest- ed it stiould be built for less than as originally estimated before tenders were opened, "The building will cost the tendered Aid. Hembroff said. "Anyone who thinks it can be built cheaper is a damn fool." "Are you referring to me as a damn Aid. Ferguson shot back. "No, not at Aid. Hem- broff said. The tendered price should be reduced about by the deletion of two items in the original proposal, including substitution of wire fencing for plexiglass shields at the end of the rink. Deputy Mayor Little raised the possibility of awarding the contract to Boychuk Construc- tion (Sask.) Ltd., a local firm whose bid was just higher than the Parkins' bid, but mem- bers of council felt the practice of accepting the lowest tender shculd be observed. Electrocuted George Naoum, manager of the Cambrian Group, the con- sulting firm handling the pro- ject for the city, urged approval so work could get underway. He said later initial work could be- gin today. The project should be completed by the end of Oc- tober, he said. Montreal target of air strike MONTREAL (CP) Tlie tar- get ol the second 24-hour strike against Aii1 Canada by its me- chanics and ground personnel is Montreal International Air- port. A spokesman lor the Interna- tional Association of Machinists made the announcement just two hours before the scheduled 4 p.m- starting time for the walkout. Air Canada said it planned to operate all flights in and out of the city as usual. "We feel vr can do it this a spokesman said. "We have enough supervisory and management personnel to be able to handle the situation." The union's first 24-hour strike hit Toronto last Saturday and caused the cancellation of 52 of 119 scheduled flights. The airline sent additional supervi- sory personnel to Toronto from other points but there was not enough to maintain full opera- tions. "We learned our lesson from that the airline spokes- man said. "This time we are confident we have enough peo- ple." CONSIDER OFFER The walkout was called as union and management negotia- tors were still considering a "fair and equitable settlement" of their contract differences, proposed to them by a three- man team of federal mediators. The contract package was presented to the bargainers ear- lier Wednesday with the sugges- tion that they take it or leave it. No alterations would be consi- dered. Bernard Wilson, assistant deputy labor minister and chief mediator in the talks, told re- porters: "I can't go into any detail ex- cept to say the proposals have been presented as a package. "We now are waiting for the parties to make up their It they don't accept, this media- tion will be completed. How- ever, if both parties asked us to do something else, we would have to do it. "I wish to emphasize that this is a package proposal presented lo them for acceptance as a whole, not in part." 'They, say lie's in here every night damage in Vulcan fire VULCAN Tues- day night destroyed an Alberta Wheat Pool double grain eleva- tor here causing an estimated damage. The fire, believed started by lightning, was noticed about a.m. Wednesday. Vulcan's two fire trucks and 20 fire- fighters were joined by three other trucks and another 20 firefighters from Arrowwood, Milo and Champion. The elevator contained bushels of grain which were spilled on the spur line, block- ing it. Other lines are open. The three quarters of an inch of rain which accom- panied the lightning storm helped keep the fire from spreading to nearby elevators. The fire was brought under control about this morn- ing. Clean up arrangements were made early. The Alberta Wheat Pool is expected to rebuild on the same location. ECKV1LLE (CP) Lyle Ed- ward Weikum, 23, of the Eck- ville district, was electrocuted when he fell from a barn he was pain'ing onto a power line. 20 liCl'SOllS CUB Eckville is 90 miles southwest J of Edmonton. Arab anger mounts at King Hussein in derailment Alberta election rumors still rife MUELLHEIM. West Germany (Reuter) At least 20 persons were killed and 50 injured today when an express train bound from, Basil, Switzerland, to Karlsruhe, West Germany, was derailed on an embankment near here. Two brothers will HANNA (CP) Nils and Elais Elasson, brothers who farmed in the short-grass region of eastern Al- Ijcrla for nearly 50 years have left more than to six district organizations. "They were very reserved, no show-offs, said estate executor Adolph Tone. "They didn't take an active part in the community. The two bachelors were respected by neighbors as hard workers in an area which sometimes gives meagre returns despite great cfforl. They emigrated from Norway in and stayed a short time in North Dakota before taking up mixed farming and ranching nbout 120 miles northeast of Calgai-y. Tlwy retired in 1958 and moved into town. This spring Nils died at ago 80 and less than two months later Elins, also died. Their combined estates totalled of which wns sent to relatives in Norway. The remainder went to UK community associations on the condition the money be spent only to assist lire area. Beneficiaries are: Salvation Army, Ilanna General Hospital, Hannn Public Library, Ilanna Association for Mentally Retarded Children, Heel Cross and the Palllscr Nursing Homo In Hannn. EDMONON (CP) Pre- mier Harry Strom announced Tuesday a Social Credit caucus meeting Aug. 3 for members of the legislature and candidates for the next provincial general election. "At the moment it's still a Mr. Strom said when asked if the meeting would ho of caucus or election candi- dates. When the legislature is dis- solved to make way for an elec- tion all seats held by MLA's automatically become vacant. The Social Credit government has a mandate until May, 1972, although Ihe party in the past has called elections about every fom- years. Provincial govern- ments can hold office for five No inquest into death of cowboy CALGARY (CP) An in- quest will not be held info the death of 19 year cowboy Uod Glass High River who was killed July M at lire Cal- gary Stampede. Earlier reports i n dicalcd Ihrre would be an inquest, tint, a spokesman for cioronor M. Waddell said yester- day that was not the case. Glass, an outrider during tlio chuckwagon races, was thrown from his horse when it became involved in a collision of two wagons. Ho was apparently trampled by following horses nntf died of internal injuries. The accident investigat- ed by city polico and Stampcdo Vflclab. years from an election. Runiors persist that Premier Strom will call the election this year, although there has been no firm indication from the government. Police search for escapee FORT SASKATCHEWAN (CP) Police said today they aw searching for John Joseph Cardinal, 16. who escaped Tues- day from the Fort Saskatche- wan Correctional Institute, 10 miles northeast of Edmonton. Trudeau won't go to Peking next month OTTAWA (CP) prime MM- Doubles gasoline mileage ister Trudeau has no plans to------------------------------------------------------- visit China next month, hut he may Uke a vacation after a tour of the Atlantic region, start- ing July 30. A spokesman for the prime minister's office was comment- ing on reports that Mr. Trudeau planned to visit Peking in Au- gust. Fie said the China visit was By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Arab chorus of outrage at Jordan's suppression of the Pal- estinian Arab guerrillas mounted today, but King Hus- sein appeared to have elimi- nated for the time being at least, the commandos' threat to his throne, Egyp' endorsed Libya's call for an Arab summit meeting to support the guerrillas, announc- ing that President Anwar Sadat was sending a personal envoy to Damascus with the foreign min- ister of Saudi Arabia to confer with Syrian President Hafez Assad. Syria charged (he Jordanians with shelling Syrian border posts. Radio Damascus said Syria would "take whatever measures are needed to support the Palestinian commando movement." Iraq, which closed its border wi'.h Jordan early this week and ordered its ambassador home from Amman, asked Hussein to withdraw his ambassador from Baghdad. Kuwait and Lebanon wel- comed Libya's call for an Arab summit, as did guerrilla chief- tain Yasser Arafat, directing what appeared to be his forces' last stand in Jordan from the Syrian border town of Deraa. The guerrilla radio in Baghdad said much more than a summit conference was needed. "You must close the borders, por'.s and airports to it told Libyan strongman Muam- mar Kadafi. The official Jordanian news- paper Al Rai reported today that the government was de- porting 397 guerrillas to Syria and that another 311 had been sent to Syria and Iraq Tuesday. Pelting rainstorms, complete with high winds, thunder and lightning, turned the Whoop-Up Days grounds Tuesday night into a morass of puddles up to six inches deep with deep mud along the midway. The storm, estimated unof- ficially at dropping half an inch of ram on the Lethbridge Ex- hibition Grounds, and ending a 92 degree heat wave, turned families into instant sprinting teams as they headed for closed- over exhibits and eating facili- ties. The grandstand stage show, set to start at 8 p.m., got as far as the opening drum roll when the storm struck. The en- tire 90 minute program and the fireworks were subsequent- ly cancelled. TICKETS EXCHANGED The exhibition board an- nounced all tickets for Tues- day's show could be exchanged this morning for tickets to to- night's show or to the rodeo programs. The three night stage pro- duction concludes t o n i got. Rodeo takes over at the grand- stand for the next three nights. At least one exhibit in the Youth a rama Building was flooded out. Many games and exhibits closed early. The Ka- leidarts Building was opened after its usual closing time to accommodate patrons seeking shelter. Attendance for Tuesday was down to compared to the 1970 figure of The over all attendance for the first two days is short 574 of last year's admissions, al- though rains were also heavy for the second day in 1970. KIDS GET BREAK The exhibition board also an- nounced Tuesday (hat a second Children's Day will be held Friday, replacing the formerly scheduled Livestock Day. A second day is being held because of the lateness of the Thomas Shows Inc., who oper- ate the midway, in getting rides up early on Monday. The board was to meet today to decide if another children's grandstand show would be held Friday morning. The controversial "thab'do- mide children" show was aK lowed to remain open after board officials visited the Flor- ida based exhibit and decided complaints that the show was "repulsive" wore not warrant- ed. The board indicated if there is wholesale public reaction against the exlubit, it will be asked to close up Today is Citizens' Day. Secret locked in garage still under consideration. Seen and heard About town II SjCOTTISII VISITORS Jean and Agnes Peal feeling light at home when Ihe hand pbycrl Scotland Ihe Brave in Ihe Whoop-Up Days parade Clirr.vl Whitnry, four, sur- priscr) In find her stop-father occupying her swimming pool during heat wave .lanirs Unmar wondering why ho is plagued by an unwanted pigeon. AflSIIT WOMEN LONDON (API Members of the all male Ixmdon Press Chili have decided lo let women Join, BOWMANVILLE, Ont. (CP) Art Stackaruk has a little se- cret locked in his garage which he says will double an automo- bile's gasoline mileage, reduce auto emissions by 80 per cent, ensure longer engine parn him million. About all he will say about his secret is that it involves modifi- cations to an automobile's igni- tion system, engine and car- buretor. He has modified a 1965 Ford Fairlane, with six cylinders and lias taken elaborate security precautions with the vehicle. It is locked in the garage in this community eight miles cast cf Oshawa and is wired KO whenever the hood is raised, thn horn will sound. lie is afraid to drive Ihe car because "someone is apt to steal it froii: and he is scared to patent his invention "because that would let out my secret." Tile two major North Ameri- can car manufacturers whom he talked (o about purchasing Ihe idea arc not. inlrrc.slcd un- less it is patented or they arc allowed lo examine the modifi- cations before making a com- mitment, he says. S100 A COPY Mr. Stackaruk believes his million is going to come from the sale of books within the next month, for each, outlining the modifications. He would not send out any books until enough money has been collected. The money would lx> kept in a trust fund until he realized enough to make it worthwhile to release (lie information. If enough cash was not received, he would re- turn the money, he says. "If I don't, sell it, nothing is lost and nothing is gained. At least I've got the peace of mind of knowing it's possible and I've done it. This isn't my livelihood, just my hobby." The 45-year-old automobile re- pairman and used-car dealer says his method involves modi- fication to the ignition system to allow two spark plug firings per at 120 pounds per square inch pressure and a sec- ond at 15 per square inch. There also are carburetor and motor changes, including a fine hole drilled in tbe but everything would cost under to do, he says. He says his modified car has run between 41 and 51.7 miles on one gallon of gasoline. ATTENDANCE FIGURES Exhibition program WEDNESDAY 5.00 Qually at beer garden fasl'- ion show Travel- ling People at beer garden Show close at ex- hibition grounds; exhibits close. closes THURSDAY grounds open open opens, beer garden opens; Youtharama cof- fee house opens racing and pari-mutuel belting youth creation specta- cular; Taber Pol- ka Band at beer garden p.m.i-Chuckwagon races and rtdeo close nt ex- hibition grounds; exhibits close day day day day Previous Record Monday 13.2SO Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 1G.740 Friday Saturday........... This year's total attendance (issn) (1909) (1970) (I9MI (IMG) 1970 1971 Six-day record atlcndaaco U070) Struck by car FOX CREEK (CP) Jac- queline Slcinkc. 5, of Fox Creek wns killed when struck by a car near her home. Police said slie was crossing n road between two parked cars, Fox Ciwk is Ho miles northwest of Edmonton. ;