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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetHbrtdge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 187 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JULY 21, 1973 PRICE: 15 CENTS FIVE SECTIONS 70 PAGES Premier lends helping hand Premier Peter Lougheed assists Mrs. Stan- ley McQuig, only surviving daughter of Alberta's first premier, Alexander Rutherford, out of stage- coach at Fort Edmonton Park during- the city's Klondike celebrations Friday. In the background is Edmonton's mayor Ivor Dent. Dr. Rutherford was premier of Alberta from 1905 to 1910. At the fair Attendance 1973 1972 Wednesday 20.315 20.178 16.030 Friday Saturday......... TOTALS record C64) C69) ('73) C70) C66) 071) C71) Calendar SATURDAY Family Day g p.m. Grandstand show: chucfcwagon races and rodeo wind-up It p.m. Youth dance, pavilion, Katby and the Kool-Aid Kids Midnight Whoop-Up Days 1973 officially doses after draws for bar of gold and car. Inside A Classified 20-23 Comics........24 Comment 4, 5 District........3 Family Local News Markets 10. 13 Rcligicm R. 9 Sports 12, W Entertainment 7 TV..............6 .Weather........2 TONIGHT 50; GUSTY WINDS Farm credit say bid made Two dead after accidents A 68-year-old Fort Macleod Friday collapsed and died after the car, in which she was a passenger, collided with a calf near Fort Macleod. Although not injured in the collision, Mary Hart, collapsed 10 minutes after the accident, which caused only minor dam- age. She was pronounced dead on arrival at Fort Macleod hospital. Mrs. Hart was driving with her husband. Henrv, three miles south of Fort Macleod, at the time of the mishap, occurred at about p.m. And a 22-year-old Banff man, Terry Robert Farrefl died Frf- day night after the car he was driving, went out of control on Highway 23, five miles south of Vulcan, and overturned. Farrell was the lone occu- pant of the vehicle. No inquest will be held. EDMONTON (CP) The four provinces can't claim the Federal Farm Credit Corp. (FCC) has discriminated against western fanners but all four premiers want more say in how the program is operated. The West's position paper on agriculture prepared for next week's western economic oppor- tunities conference, in Calgary with Rime Minister Trudeau does not openly-reject the FCC but says it has not met the needs of farmers at the lower end of the income ladder. Established by the Farm Credit Act of 1959 as a succes- sor to the Canadian- Farm Loan Board, the FCC's primary ob- jective is to provide long term- up to 30 to pro- mote the development of a "sound and competitive farm- ing industry." The lion's share of FCC fi- nancing has been provided to the western provinces but, the provinces say, it has gone mainly to low-risk farmers and "failed to meet the needs of be- ginning farmers with good po- tential but who lack capital." The provinces complain they have had to provide credit to farmers in the high-risk bracket. The four premiers also claim the federal program; has oper- ated contrary to provincial de- velopment policies and encour- aged "adjustment and con- traction rather than growth and development." This appears to mean that FCC loans have been used to purchase more land, thus pro- viding larger, more viable farm units but contributing to rural depopulation. WANT MODIFICATION In calling for modification to give them more say in both planning and administration of the FCC program, the western provinces ask that an in- tegrated federal-provincial farm-credit program, be devel- oped. The province also wants the federal government to make loans available to provincial agencies for relending to those farmers in the lower one-third in terms of capital and income. The losses on such loans would be shared equally by the fed- eral and provincial govern- ments. George Owen, FCC chairman, in the FCC's annual report for 1972-73, admits an increasing concern for the young man wanting to start farming. The four western provinces have taken more than half of the total amount of money pro- vided by the federal govern- ment under the program. During the period between 1968 and the fiscal year ending March 31, 1972, loans totalled million of which mil- lion went to the four western provinces. Decision made WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon has made Ms sion on the release of White House tape recordings 2nd will announce it to the Senate Wa- tergate committee Monday, a Nixon spokesman said Friday. But deputy press secretary Gerald Warren gave no hint of what the decision will be. British tighten Belfast security BELFAST (Reuter) British troops, fearing an in- tensification of Roman Catholic and Protestant violence, mounted a huge security oper- ation across Belfast today. The clampdown follows the and About town 4V1T) OT y making a spe- cial trip to North Lclhbridge Jo borrow Chet Monk's bath- ing cap for his annual dip in the swimming pool Sky- diver watcher Herb Pratt advising Chris Long at the exhabitawi: "Better tell your dad someone's sneaking in over the fence." arrest of IS members of the Cathdlk-based Provisional Irish Republican Army and the Wow- ing up of three Catholic bars in the Northern Ireland capital Friday night British troops manned road- blocks across the city and huge traffic jams built up as cars were thoroughly searched Tbe security forces felt the arrests were bound to lead to some sort of retaliatory action by toe ProvisJonals. believed to be at their weakest point since their canrpaJini of violence nnJIr Ulster wiUi the republic the south began in 1970. The explosions caused exten- sive damage but no serious in- juries. A telephone cal to a local r from a named "Capt. said that the Protest extranist Ulster Free- dam Fighters (UFF) were re- sponsible for the biggest of the blasts. Fun at the fair Jimmy, 8, Dean Tsukishima, 5, of Coaldale whooping it up Friday. ENERGY RESEARCH GOING TO U OF C EDMONTON (CP) An energy research institute Funded bv the Alberta government and the petroleum in- dustry will be established at the University of Calgary, Bill Dickie, minister of mires and minerals, announced Friday. Ths federal government might also participate. Most' non-government energy research is conducted by foreign institutes and the Calgary centre is intended to provide a Canadian perspective, he said. "There is a growing recognition in this country of the tremendous responsibility that rests with provincial and federal authorities to develop energy policies that will enaKe Canada to raeet the challenge in a way that will advance the objectives of the people and the nation." Whoop-Up Days needs to top Uninvited guests return to Libya MERSA MATRUH, Egypt (AP) Thousands of uninvited Libyan unify marchers left this Mediterranean resort for home today after hearing reports that Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy bad resigned. However, the resignation was not accepted and the fiery Lib- yan leader was still in povxc to- day. A car equipped with a loud speaker threaded through the 20.000 camped marchers today oidering them to return to Libya and meet in Benghazi In Libya, meanwhile, author- ities confirmed the report that Khadafy submitted his resigna- tion and said he did so in hopes of hastening the mergcv- But they said the ruling Libyan Bevolutionary Command Coun- cil rejected Khadafy's resigna- tion. However, some observers in Tripoli thought the resignation may have been a ploy to dis- claim responsibility for the un- ity March. Exhibition officials prepared for fee final day of Whoop-Up festivities today with having to attract nearly fairgoers, the elusive at- tendance mark. Friday, persons visit- ed the fair, nearly above the Fziday figures of last year. Total five-day attendance this year is Pari-mutuel betting saw its biggest day of the week, with placed on the horses. More than spectators packed the grandstand for the evening rodeo and chuckwagon. races. A capacity crowd is ex- pected for the ,rodeo wind-up tonight. The skydivers from the Cal- gary Stydivers Club had their best yet. With no winds to hamper their efforts as on two previous nights, all three landed from 20 to 103 yards from their target. In the Exhibition pavilion, about 900 young peopto danced to the music of Moses. Another dance is planned for today at 10 pjn., with music by Eatby and the Kool-Aid Kids. The drawing of tire Jaycees' end Kinsmen's grand prizes win takle place at 11 p.m. The Jaycees. who have given away this week, will award JS.OOO to the bar of gold prize wiiner. The Kinsmen, who have been giving away a bt- cysle a day, will band the keys to two new cars to lucky ticket holders. Both clubs wifl draw for the minor prizes ear- Her in the evening. Winner's of Friday's draws were B. Bruzno, 920 Stafford Dr., who won and Mrs. Frank Kurina, 1409 17th St. N., who won a 10 speed bicycle. Whoop-Up Days 1973 offici- ally closes at mfrfo'tftt tonight. The Casino has stayed open until daily, and other concessions, ilces and games have stayed open until the mid- was clear of customers. Tonight, all attractions close at midnight. Hijackers threaten jet DUBAI CAP) A squad of terrorists in a sweltering Japan Air Lines jumbo jet threatened today to blow up the plane at Dubai's desert airstrip if any- one approached Ure aircraft, po- lice said. Onr of' ttw hijackers, a woman, was killed Friday -when a hand prenade she was holding exploded accidentally shorUy after takeoff from Amsterdam, said the airline, The hijackers radioed to offi- ciate in the Dubai control tower that "We are awaiting instruc- hut they did not say from whom or where the in- structions were supposed to come. The officials thought the hi- jackers were isolated from their command after cruising around the Middle East before landing Friday night at Dabai, an Arab i on tbe Persian Gulf. holding Japanese. German. Dutch, Peruvian, French and Arab passengers along with the There was no immediate re- fjuesl for refuelling or ransom for the plane and its occupants. An official said the terrorisms' first demand was for "250 sand- wiches and ice." The Boeing 747 was ringed by armed police as it sat in the hot sun near the cargo section of the airport. The terrorists refused to see anyone, but they told officials in the control tower that they The airport was dosed to an flights and no vehicles were allowed within two miles of the airstrip. Ground crews hooked a small ccncrator to UIP plane, but officials doubted it would be sufficient to cool the huge craft, The body of a woman hi- jacker, apparently killed by her own band grenade, was carried off the plane shortly after it ar- rived with 123 passengers and a crew of 22 after a nine-hour Sight from Amster- dam beginning Friday. Pipeline meeting Tuesday OTTAWA (CP) The Can- a d a-U n i t e d States inter- parliamentary group will meet in Washington Tuesday so Can- ada can put forward its views against the proposed Alaska Speaker Lucien rnoureux toW tbe Commons day. Tbe meeting approved unanimously Thursday by the Commons after being proposed by Stanley Knowtes Winnipeg North Tha U.S. Senate has voted in favor of an oil pipeline across Alaska hut H still roust be approved by Uir Howe of Representatives. This country's objections based on tbe dangers of pollu- tion from tankers moving south along the west coast with cH from the Alaska line. Mr. Lamourcux sad contact had been made with the inter- parliamentary group's U5. members and a meeting has been set for pJU. MDT Tuesday in tbe U.S. capital. ;