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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 188 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JULY 23, 1973 PRICE 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES Total nationalization of resources spurned VANCOUVER (CP) Top New Democratic policymakers repulsed an attempt at the NDP convention Sunday to commit the party to complete public ownership of all re- source industries. The challenge to the NDP hierarchy came in the form of a motion to amend a compre- hensive energy resolution that called for all energy resources to be brought under public con- trol. The amendment, defeated by a wide margin in a show of hands, would have replaced "control" with "ownership." The resolution, -which NDP leader David Lewis had called one of the most important be- fore the convention, was Hijacked jumbo A camel stands in the sand near a hijacked Japan Air Lines jumbo jet at the airport in Dubai on the Persian Gulf. Early, Sunday, the hfjackers were still holding the passengers and crew for a second day after their craft was commandeer- ed on a flight from Amsterdam. Leaders bury hard feelings for conference By JOHN UOOD Canadian Press CALGARY Federal and provincial government leaders 'appear to havf forgotten the bitterness of least they arrive for a conference designed to change the West. A month- ago, politicians preparing for the confer- ence on western economic opportunities adopted the sort of advisory position familiar at previous federal- provincial meetings. But with the three-day conference opening Tues- day, statements from both sides have become friend- lier. Premier Peter Lougbeed of Alberta says be detects an "encouraging" tone from Prime Minister Trudeau towards the conference, which-both sides regard as historic for the West Prime Minister Trudeau says the federal government is "determined to find answers to the legitimate the West, Justice Minister Otto had been regarded by the western premiers as the villain of the June bit- terness has also dropped his criticism of the confer- ence plans by British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. "I can assure you no effort is being spared to make this conference produce constructive results in' terms of a new set of policies and programs for the West that in a very practical, immediate and fundamental way satisfy the aspirations of our the minister said. Mr. Lang, chief western spokesman in the cabinet, and Finance Minister John Turner travelled across the West ia June with the message that the provincss 'shovld forget specific proposals and concentrate on proposals and concentrate for the future. WARNS WEST Mr. Turner had warned the West not to expect in- start handouts. Mr. Lang had complained about Western politicians1 tunnel in sacking quick solutions to major, standing problems. The four Western provinces, who are approaching the conference wilh a united front, replied that if the federal government arrived to act, "it would ba a very sorry thing for Canada and for the federal party in the West" The four premiers have called for ths establishment authority on western transportation and another author- ity to evaluate freight rates, which they regard as holding back development of the West Inside 'Our two countries have much in Classified 14-16 Comics 17 Ccmroent......4 District......3 Local News 9, 10 Markets...... 18 Sports f, 7 5 TV ........5 Weather........2 LOW TONIGHT 50, HIGH TUBS. 75: SHOWERS 'Kill your hostages' JAL hijackers told DUBAI A coded mes- sage originating in West Ger- many told the hijackers of Ja- pan Air Lines jumbo jet today to kill the passengers imme- diately or let them go without delay. In Karachi, airport author- ities said they had "positive in- dications" the hijacked jet was to come to the Pakistani capi- tal. Security arrangements were made at the Karachi air- port, which was cordoned off by police. x The message said: "If you in- tend to kill the passengers on board Jumbo 444 do it at once, otherwise be human enough- to release them. "It sounds ridiculous if you permit those whom you ob- viously want to kill to receive refreshments and meals. "Please give up your in- tentions. There are other means of, unbloody possibilities to reach your political aims." The message' was signed off inhabitants of Federal' Republic of Germany." Palestinian guerrilla organ- izations frequently send ceded messages including long series of numbers on radio broadcasts in the Mideast. The coded signoff could mean the message was transmitted by accomplices or allies in West Germany. Four hijackers are holding 139 passengers in 100-degree- plus heat here, and the air pi- rates announced earlier that they bad expected instructions soon from their headquarters. "We are soldiers and we have to wait for orders." said a radio message from the terrorists aboard the plane. In a radio exchange with the control tower, the hijackers asked for the aircraft to be re- fuelled and told authorities to "provide mechanical support for takeoff." They also asked for the body of the dead girl, a Latin Ameri- can identified only as Peralta, and the return of a Japanese purser wounded in the same grenada blast. Purser Yoshihisa Miyashica is in local hospital here and air- line spokesmen said he would "not be permitted aboard under any circumstances." WANT WOMEN FREED Dubai Defence Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid appealed once again to the hi- jackers to release fee women and a four-year-old child from among tbs passengers. A spokesman for the hijack- ers replied: "Your appeal has touched us very much. Continue to get us ready for takeoff. We will answer later. If I do not do what you ask it is because I am a soldier and have to obey the orders I have received." Airline President Shizuo sada and Japan's viominisler of transportation, Bunsei Sato, offered to go aboard the air- craft as hostages if the hijack- ers would release the passen- gers, but the request was re- fused. Takeoff preparations came 90 minutes aftpr the Kjackers re- ceived a message originating in West Germany. It was signed off in code numbers, a regular feature of Palestinian guerilla radio broadcasts. Nixon give tapes to Watergate committee WASHINGTON (AP) Word has been sent to the Senate Wa- tergate committee that Presi- dent Nixon will not permit the committee access to White House documents and tapes of presidential conversations, The Associated Press has learned. Details of the president's posi- tion were not revealed, but all indications are that the seven- man committee will meet in ex- ecutive session today and vote unanimously to issue a sub- poena for the Watergate-related material. A subpoena could, but prob- ably would not, name'the presi- dent, one source close to White House and Senate negotiators said. The source, who indicated there has been informal dis- cussions of the matter between White House and committee staff members, said: .would expect the subpoena to be is- sued to the custodian of White House records and the person responsible for the tapes. "It would accomplish the same pur- pose and wouldn't ruffle as many feathers." Meanwhile, the Senate com- mittee planned to continue its televised inquiry into the Water- gate scandal, questioning ex- White House aide Gordon Stra- chan today with the president's former top aides, John D. Er- lichman and H. R. Haldeman next on the witness list. strongly backed by the NDP Parliamentary caucus and passed overwhelmingly. Arguing against the amend- ment, former NDP leader T. C. Douglas, MP for Nanaimo- Cowichan the Islands, said it would cost billion to take over everything plus another billion over 10 years for necessary expansion. "You have to have priorities. We can't put all our capital into one rndustry." Max Saltsman, MP for Wa- terloo-Cambridge, argued that accepting the proposed amend- ment would mean the party's energy policy would lose all credibility. He said the resolution is the strongest statement ever made by the NDP on energy. John Richards, Saskatch- ewan MAL, argued for the amendment, saying only public ownership could prevent such things as the wasteful over-con- sumption promoted by the oil industry. It is time, he said, for the NDP to affirm the principle of "complete public ownership of all resource industries." Another delegate complained the resolution was inadequate and no better than Liberal pol- icy. And Patrick O'Connor of Winnipeg, mover of the defeat- ed amendment, said 48 per cent of the public favor public own- ership of energy resources, compared with 36 per cent in opposition. Hilda Thomas of Vancouver, a University of British Colum- bia English professor, also sup- ported the amendment, saying technology determines class structure and energy deter- mines technology. The introducer of the resolu- tion, Alberta NDP leader Grant Notley, declared public control of energy is long overdue. He said governments had not pro- vided planning but instead "bad followed the lead of multina- tional corporations. Mr. Douglas agreed, saying the corporations have exploited Canadian resources with gov- ernment connivance and public apathy. The energy resolution calls for a government-owned Cana- dian petroleum corporation to handle exploration, develop- ment, processing and market- ing of oil and natural gas in competition with private indus- try. and About town INSPECTOR Max Conp- land wishing he'd bet on a horse that paid Dong Hudson describing the two weeks of therapy fair officials will need to recover from Whccp-Up Days. Still short of Fair attendance boosted Whoop-Up Days 1973 ended in a drizzle Saturday night, falling short of the anticipated 100.000 attendance mark by more than Saturday, 20.633 fairgoers boosted the six-day total to 94.- more than in 1972. but 4.000 short of the record atten- dance set in 1971. The exhibition board didn't order fireworics for Wboop-Up Days this year, but got them anyway as a storm broke dur- ing the last half of the rodeo. The steady downpour that fol- lowed thinned out midway crowds. Most of the per- sons who attended the grand- stand show stayed to see the end of the rodeo. Lightning sent a Calgary girl to the hospilail, suffering from shock. She was released after doctors found no ether injuries. Police said Ke31ey Hogan, 34, was touching a steel fence and was unable to let go for a few seconds after it was struck by lightning. The rain caused other prob- lems as several cars became mired in parking lot mud and had to be pulled out Rain prob- ably boosted attendance at the youth dance as about per- sons crowded into the Exhibi- tion Pavilion. It was a big day at the race- track with bettors placing ".0 at the parHnutuel wickets. Some may question the suc- cess of the exhibition this year, but to five draw winners there is little doubt it was the best ever. William Hanchuk, 113 19th St N-, was the winner of the Jay- cees' Bar of Gold. Ellen Rossi of Blairmore woo in the Jaycees' daily draw. Winner of the two 1973 cars given away by the Lethbridge Kinsmen were Mary Martin, 2288 Mayor Magrath Dr., and Donna Pavan who lives just east of Lethbridge. Larry Nik- kei' of Coaldale won a 10-speed bicycle in the Kinsmen's daily draw. With the exhibition scarcely over, plans are being made for next year's Whoop-Up Days, says Fred Pritebard, president of the exhibition association. The board of directors will meet Tuesday mgM to discuss this year's celebration and Attendance 1973 1972 record C64) 6.431 Wednesday...... {'73) Thursday 70) Friday ('661 Saturday 23.635 21.995 24.461 TOTALS ('71 next year's event, scheduled July 15 to 20. Mr. Pritebard termed the fes- tivities "very successfuL" He said be knows of no complaints received this year about the midway. "The rain Saturday night terminated many of the events earlier than we liked but it did much more good for the area than barm to us. "We feel the new pavilion, that gave us more space for displays, was an asset We hope to see greater use of it in future be said. Although the midway and crowds are gone, the exhibition grounds are still a busy place as the permanent crew there cleans up mountains of debris left by fairgoers. Facilities at the fairgrounds wiH be kept busy next month wilh the Appaloosa Show Au- gust 4-6. the Rocky Mountain Sheep Stow and Sale August 7-8, the bortaculural show Au- gust IS. the Gyro Circus Au- gust 23 and the Rotary Horse Show August 23-25. EIGHT-SECOND RUN NETS GOPHER SHELBY, Mont. (AP) Teeth sucked in, "Tea Racer" hustled 24 feet in 84 seconds Sunday to earn 12-year-old Kev- in Dodson of Dunkirk, Mont., The Racer is a gopher. He' won the U.S. Open Gopher Derby in this small northern Montana town and took top prize money of and another for winning his heat. Earning second place in the four-day contest was Zoe's Zoomer, owned ,by a Cut Bank woman, and Grover Gopher, sponsored by KSEN Radio, made it -down his lane and into his hole for third. Now, it's all over for the ro- dents. All over except for the Racer. He will compete in the World Gopher Racing Champ- ionships in Eston, Sask. The rest are being retired to Go- pher Gardens, a rocky piece of ground near Shelby which abounds with the little varm- ints. f Although the races got off to a slow start Thursday, when "Henry" got the in a bid'for freedom and, one gopher took over a minute to find his finish hole; by Sunday the rodents were moving like ground hogs. Pan American sea crash claims at least 12 lives From AP-Reuter PAPEETE, Tahiti (CP) A Pan American Boeing 707 jet- liner carrying 69 passengers and .10 crew members plunged into the South Pacific shortly after taking off for Los Angeles Sunday night. There was at least one survivor, Identified only as a Canadian citizen. hours passed, the pos- sibility of finding other survi- vors seemed'to be diminishing. At least 12 bodies were recov- ered. The lone survivor is being treated in the Papeete military hospital. A witness, a man named Teva, said: "As soon as the plane took off, it turned to the left. I thought the- pilot wanted to avoid the fuel tanks along the edge of the runway, or else the town. "Xfcen continued to go down. Before it crashed into the sea, I saw axed flare and then a cracking like someooB was breaking a plywood board." Indian Days While most fndions were cclebrolng ihe on- nuol Indian Days festivities wilh traditional song end dance, one clidn't tatch ths festive spirit. Michael to Framboise's of Brown- ing, Montana, ciguish indica'es the not o barrel of laughs at oil limes. Mora photos end story on page 10. ;