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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBftlDGE HERALD Monday, July 23, 1973 News in brief 11 fatalities at tveekend' By THE CANADIAN PRESS Two highway crashes killed 11 persons, including five mem- bers of one, family in Alberta and three dose relatives among five killed in an Ontario crash, as Canada's weekend accidental death toll reached at least 72. Also killed were Ontario's provincial auditor and his wife when their car was in a head-on collision. The driver of the other vehicle also died. 1 A cross-Canada survey by The Canadian Press from 6 p.m. local times Friday to midnight Sunday night showed that 61 persons died in traffic accidents, seven persons drowned, two died in fires and three died from other causes. The traffic fatalities, with 66 who died during the week, bring to tbe number who have died on the roads in Canada this year. Fruit tvar tvulening VANCOUVER (CP) An estimated 40 tons of fruit and vegetables were trucked to Al- berta and several British Co- lumbia communities during the weekend as the cherry war widened its scope to include peaches, tomatoes and cucum- bers. Hans Rhenisch, president of United Fruit Growers, which has been protesting the mar- keting pratices of the B.C. fruit board by marketing fruit out- side the board's channels con- trary to provincial legislation, said Sunday be did not know how the selling went. He said eight trucks were involved, and added they did rot travel in convoy, as did expeditions to sell cherries in Vancouver for the past two weekends. Gleichen juvenile shot Foremost celebration Former Alberta premier, Harry Strom (Cypress MIA) talks with two Foremost resi- dents. Art Prankish, in the vintage car, end Jdck Griffiths. The community celebrated its diamond jubilee at the weekend. Foremost jubilee party attracts, visitors CALGARY (CP) A Glei- chen boy was to appear in ju- venile court here today charged with tbe murder of 10-year-old Vivian Goodeagle of Gleichen. Goodeagle died Friday night near Gleichen, about 45 miles east of Calgary, after a shoot- ing incident. Annie Manyheads, 11, of Gleichen, also wounded in the incident, was reported in good condition in a Calgary hospital. Youth killed near Missoula MISSQULA, Mont. (AP) An 18-year-old youth of a va- cationing Edmonton family was killed in a single-car crash 12 miles west of this western Montana city Sunday. Authorities said Inga Patlock -was thrown from the car he was driving when it rolled over on Interstate 90, blocking the westbound one hour. lane for about Authorities said the trailer being towed by the Patlock car apparently veered to one side and threw the vehicle out of control. Another Patlock child, Ther- esa, was hospitalized in criti- cal condition while Mr. and Mrs. Helmut Patlock and two other children were not serious- ly injured. Eddie Rickenbacker dies MIAMI, Fla. (AP) Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, a grade- EChool dropout who survived dogfights with the Red Baron to become a First World War fly- ing ace and the guiding genius behind Eastern Airlines, died today in Zurich, Switzerland, Eastern officials said. He was 82. An Eastern spokesman said Rickenbacker died of heart fail- ure at a Zurich hospital. His wife was with him at the time. His death ended a career of excitement and danger that prompted him to say in 1970: "I've cheated the old Grim Reaper seven times that I know of." An Eastern spokesman said funeral services wffl be held in Columbus, Ohio, his native city, later this week. Moroccans bar amnesty judge WEST BERLIN (Renter) A West German judge, who went to Morocco for the trial of 157 men accused of trying to oust King Hassan, said Sunday he was kept away from tbe court and then ordered out of the country. Professor Werner Sarstedt, presiding judge at the West German High Federal Court, said be flew to Rabat last Tues- day but was not allowed to go to nearby Kenitra, where the trial is being held. He was or- dered out Thursday. Sarstedt said be wanted to ob- serve the trial on behalf of Am- nesty International and the In- ternational Commission of Jur- ists in Geneva. By GEOFF TAGG Special to Tbe Herald FOREMOST Never, in the 60 year history of Foremost has there been a weekend to equal the village's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. From all over the North Am- erican continent they came in hundreds that thousands, far swelled exceeding into the wildest expectations of Jubilee committee chairman Harry Calhoun and bis band of or- ganizers. The names in the guest book read like a roll of honor of the Foremost district's past. Names like Medhurst, Madill, Baker, Schinnour, Dru- ban, Beatty and Robertson roll- ed back the years, as new and old came together to pay tri- bute to 60 years of progress. They came from San An- tonio, Texas to Seattle, Wash- ington: from Chicago, HI. and Ottawa, Ontario to Vancouver Island; there were visitors from St. Johns, Newfoundland, Hay River, N.W.T., Los An- geles, California, from Oregon, South Dakota and even West Germany. They came by car, trailer and plane to visit the small prairie town their ances- tors bad built: and they enjoy- ed every second of it. RIBBONS The special guests, those who could claim to have been in tae area in 1913 or before, were far more than expected. They were easy to recognize as the committee identified them with red ribbons. All events of the weekend were free to wearers of the red ribbons. An estimated 750 people still managed to get up for the pan- cake breakfast Saturday morn- ing. The waiting line was lengthy at times, as the cooks worked at full capacity for al- most an hour after the sched- uled time. Souvenir badges, steins and boater hats were on sale, and Mueller's Melody Makers, as- Tbe Moroccan defence and sisted by local veteran fiddler justice ministers were informed about bis mission beforehand, he said. Nixon popularity crumbles PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) President Nixon's popularity with the American public has fallen to the lowest point in his presidency, according to the lat- est Gallup PoBL In a study published Sunday, 49 per cent of those polled ex- pressed Nixon's disapproval the with while only 40 per cent said they approved. This represents 23-jxrint drop front his high ranking of 68-per-cent approval in January, the sharpest decline ever recorded for a six-month period in Gallup polls on presi- dential popularity mkl-i93te. Slim Hagen kept the crowd en- tertained with some fine toe tapping music. PARADE The parade was an outstand- ing success, far outdoing the June parade which itself bad established a record for Fore- most. It was filled with floats from most of the organizations in tbe area. Immediately following the parade, the official opening took place in a short, but his- toric ceremony. A crowd esti- mated at more than heard Mayor Reinhold Karl emo- tionally admit he was lost for words at the response. Seated before him were rows of peo- ple who helped to build Fore- most. Master of ceremonies was Harry Calhoun. Much of the or- ganization of the celebration fell on his shoulders, and a dia- mond jubilee plaque was pre- sented to him to commemorate the event. In declaring the celebrations officially open, Cypress MLA Harry Strom from tbe nearby community of Burdett, empha- sized the importance of pre- serving our history for future generations. He paid tribute to those past and present who had contributed to the growth of the community. FISHING DERBY At the conclusion of the open- ing ceremonies many of the ac- tivities got under way. The fishing derby opened and con- tinued through Sunday noon. The beer garden proved to be a major drawing card. Many of the afternoon's activities took place in that region. A rolling pin throwing con- test tested the skills of the la- dies. Deanna Vanden Berg won the farthest distance thrown, reported to be around 92 feet. The accuracy contest was won by Frances Wilson, knocking the hat off the dummy pro- vided for the purpose. An antique display operated throughout the weekend in the old CPR station. Under the or- ganization cf the 4-H clubs and leader Jack Cowie, a very in- teresting display of antiques, photos, old documents, farm equipment and carriages was enjoyed by many visitors. The golf tournament attract- ed good number of visiting players to the 18 hole, medal play tournament. In tbe old timers section, Larry Emard of Burdett was the winner, Au- drey Diraon of San Antonio, Texas won the ladies event, and Robert Kanig of Foremost the junior division. First flight honors went to local golfer Richard Walters. Second flight since the! Soviets fire big blast tiPPSALA, Sweden (AP) Tbe Soviet Union apparently has set off one of the largest underground blasts in its his- tory. The Uppsala SeismoJogical In- stitute said the underground ex- plosion at a.m. p.m. MDT) ha da mag- nitude of 7-1 OB the open-ended Ricbter Scale. The director of ment determined, outwardly at the institute, Prof. Marcus Baath. said there have been only five explosions in the last 10 years with a Richter magni- tude of seven or more. Tbe explosion uuuuued in tbe area of Siberia. Spy Hill escapee captured CALGARY (CP) Thomas Jennings. 32. was recaptured early Sunday at Cochrane, about 20 miles northwest of here, after escaping Saturday Jennings, feigned fltosss at Spy HID Jafl, was taken to Foothills Hospital and escaped from there. Police said be was Parliament strives to resolve death bill OTTAWA But this dcesn't necessarily begins its fourth week of the mean tbe House wrf] sit far into was won by Stu Allison of Leth- bridge and the third flight by local golfer Gordon Nicoll. SEED PLANT The official opening of Fore- most's impressive new seed cleaning plant drew a sizeable crowd. In the presence of gov- ernment, county and village of- ficials, Mayor Karl cut the rib- bon to officially open the new addition to the community which was completed in May. Calgary sky divers provided the crowd at the rodeo grounds with some excitement as they staged two jumping exhibitions at one hour intervals. The target was the rodeo arena, and two of the three made pinpoint landings on the first jump, with the third less than twenty yards away. All three came down successfully in the same area on their sec- ond jump. The weather was cloudy and sultry with a cloud ceiling of about feet. A horse shoe tournament pro- ceeded throughout the after- noon with the top honors going to local ringers Tony and Earl Foss. A free community barbecue near the village office served more than 600 pounds of beef to an estimated people. Twenty-eight gallons of beans were consumed in under half an hour. VAUDEVILLE The years were once more rolled back at tbe community hall as the Foremost Theatri- cal Society staged its own ver- sion of the Chautauqua, a form Five die as Ireland waits for large attack BELFAST (CP) Five per- sons died in Northern Ireland during, tbe weekend, but large- scale attacks expected from both Protestant and Roman Catholic extremists did not take place. The dead included: young members of the Irish Republican Army, a boy and a teen-age girl. British au- thorities said they were kilted by the explosion of a bomb they were carrying in Newcastle, County Down. young man whose body was found at the entrance to a Protestant district of Belfast. 53-year-old Protestant woman whose nude, mutilated body was found in Belfast. She was known to have Catholic Mends, and it was thought she bad been murdered by Protes- tant fanatics. -A British soldier who died of wounds suffered in a bomb- ing last week. The deaths raised tbe con- firmed death toll to 856 in tbe four years of communal war- fare in Northern Ireland. The weekend was the first an- niverslty of "Bloody when tbe IRA set off 19 bombs in Belfast and kffled nine per- sons. Militant Protestants had threatened to mark tbe anni- versary with violence of their own to avenge tbe dead. An out- break also was feared from the IRA-in retaliation for tbe arrest last week of 18 of its leaders. SOLDIERS ON PATROL To counter this, the army placed soldiers into and around Belfast. Hundreds of checkpoints were set up, slow- ing traffic to a crawl Most people stayed home. Outside Belfast, there were bomb blasts in Armagh, Lon- donderry, Downpatrick and Dundrum. No one was killed or seriously wounded by these blasts. The bombings were seen as a demonstration by the IRA that Road mishaps chum 7 in B.C. By The Canadian Press Seven persons died in British Columbia accidents on the weekend, all in traffic. Gary Alexander Millard, 19, and Robert Brian Russell, 18, both of Surrey were killed when their car overturned on Highway 3, 14 miles west of Keremeos, Friday night. On Vancouver Island, Shane Ellis, 16, of Nanaimo. was kill- ed Saturday in a one car ac- cident at Cedar, south of Na- naimo. In Port Alberni, Lynn Elizabeth Falkenburg, 14, was killed when struck by a car which failed to stop Saturday. Douglas Charles Bennett, 19, of Kelowna, was killed Sunday when a van overturned off the summer today vrith the govem- night from city poBce custody I assisted by m armed woman Deaths By THE PRESS FraDcorcbaraps, 3 Pc'er Joinsten, racing c ..er from West Germany, in a three-car collision during a 24-boor car race. Hifcr Dubos, racing dnier Irmn m a three-car J during a 24-hour car race. V. feakovsiky, 73, whose songs and poems have passed into Russian foJWore. MCM, B. Reid, 71, former vice-chairman of the Canadian Board of Immi- Appeals. in hospital i sarpery. t least, to resolve the long-de- bated question of capital pun- ishment. "We'll either pass it or bang in for a time deal." one govern- ment spokesman said Friday as MPs returned to the issue for yet another round of debate. Tbe government offered once already to put the issue off until fan if the three opposition par- ties would agree to a tune limit on tbe two remaining stages of passage. But neither the Con- servatives or Social Credit MPs j would consent i "So they either change their i mind or we stay here until its J the spokesman said. "The legislation, which would restore the fire-year partial ban that expired last December, is at report last step before third and final reading, and the last stage wbe-TC amendmsiis can be attempted. Without a time limit, predicts Conservative House Leader GeraM Baldwin, it could take 10 to 12 salting rfays to complete -.vorfc on tbe bill md brmg i1 to a final wte. August, he says. Everything is subject to change, including tbe government's mind. If the de- bate gets too protracted, it might give up and leave the is- sue to fall without a time limit Beside capital punishment, there'is one other priority stamp-and-coin legislation to help finance tbe 1976 Montreal Olympics. Tehran bus spill kills 43 TEHRAN. Iran