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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THB IETH8PJDGI HERALD Tuesday, July 24, News in brief Blase sweeps Highland hotel OBAN, Scotland (Reuter) from upper windows of Nine persons died and 40 were injured when fire swept through a packed hotel in this western Highlands town early today, po- lics said. the six-storey hotel. Police said'they were certain rone of the dead were overseas visitors, although there- were re- ports that several foreigners At least 10 of the injured are' were slightly injured, reported in serious condition in! The Esplanade Hotel was de- a hospital near here. Many of' stroyed. Cause of the fire was them were hurt when they I not known. Skylab 2 crew fit to fly big at a.m. EDT Saturday. Astronauts Alan Bean, Dr. Owen Garriott and Jack Lousma were examined for more than six hours by doctors st NASA's Johnson Space Centre near Houston. Dr. Paul Buchanan, flight crew surgeon, reported: "They look good and are CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) The Skylab 2 astro- nauts were pronounced medi- cally fit Monday for man's long- est space mission, a 59-day voy- age in the United States' first space station. The countdown on the Saturn IB rocket was in a planned hold, ready to be resumed Wednesday, aiming for launch-1 ready to fly." Blast shakes Haitian palace PORT AU PRINCE (AP) President Jean-Claude Duvalier of Haiti assured his countrymen Monday that be remains in "full command" following a series of explosions that dam- aged the presidential palace here. In a taped broadcast repeated every half-hour, Duvalier said the explosions originated in munitions depot near the pal- ace. The 22-year-old president, his msther and sister were inside the palace at the time of .the incident. The broadcasts said they were not injured. Helicopters rescue victims BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) is undar -way. Officials say a short circuit I Two of those who caused a fire that roared jumped from I3th-storey through Colombia's tallest building, killing at least five persons and injuring 150. But several persons said they heard an explosion Monday as the fire broke out. An investiga- died win- dows. Many of the survivors were pulled into helicopters that landed on the roof of the lion Avianca Building, the head- quarters of the Colombian air- line. Caouette pledges delay on punishment debate OTTAWA (CP) Words flowed in the Commons like wa- ter over a falls Monday as a new channel for debate was opened on the capital punish- ment issue. Washed away were pre- dictions on when the summer recess, three weeks overdue, will be called. Center of the debate now is a suggestion to hang rapists and kidnappers who murder their victims. Still to come is a pro- posal to apply the rope to sec- ond-time murderers and air- craft hijackers win kill. These have been proposed as amendments to the govern- ment's hanging the House for final proposes another five-year ban on capital punishment, except- in the cases of killers of on-duty policemen and prison guards. The fust five-year moratorium expired at the end of 1972. One indication of bow long the Tornado mav have Sponge death in hospital TORONTO (CP) A sponge left inside a woman's stomach" the sponge. The cause of death during a sterilization operation contributed to her death, a cor- oner's jury ruled here. Elizabeth Williams, 40, of To- ronto died April 20 in Humber Memorial Hospital, a month after a tubal ligation opera- tion and 10 days after a sec- Deaihs By THE CANADIAN PRESS Eddie Rick- enbacker, 82, a First World War flying ace and the guiding gen- ius behind Eastern Airlines, of e heart attack in hospital. Sao Paulo, Bug- ler, 21, West German trapeze performer of the Disney on Pa- rade show, of injuries sustained when he fell 50 feet onto a crowd of spectators July 14. New Gircl.ane Bo- ond operation for removal of naccolto, 73, internationally i illness. was diagnosed as acute blood poisoning. The five-man jury recom- mended the hospital place-more emphasis on the final sponge count and the surgeon be in- volved in the count rather than leaving it to nurses. known eye surgeon of a heart attack. Catherine Munro 84, Canadian missionary to India for 4 years. Peking Yaun Hua-ping, 55 head of the armament depart- ment of China's armed forces, of a heart attack. Buffalo, Y.Y. Russel Har- die. 69 a character' actor whose career on stage and screen spanned 40 years after a long Senate order to president The subpoena issued Monday in Washington by the Senate Watergate Committee is shown here in the hands of Sen. Sam Ervin, Democrat, North Carolina. The writ reads in pa-t as follows: "To President Richard M. Nrxon, the White House, Washington, D.C. Pursuant to lawful authority, you are hereby commanded to appear before the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities of the Senate of the United States on Tuesday, July 24, 1973 at 10 o'clock a.m." Shell Canada to fight sulphur dumping charge damaged aircraft TORONTO (CP) Shell Can- ada Ltd. said Monday it intends to fight a United States treas- ury department allegation that it is dumping sulphur on the American market. department ear- lier announced that it has pre- pared a case against Canadian sulphur producers and has sent it to the tariff commission ;o determine whether sales are injuring American competitors. HERE COMES THE BOOK OF THE YEAR! YOUR NEW 1973 TELEPHONE BOOK IS NOW BEING DELIVERED If II never be made into a great movie! But it's a great book! In fact, behind its colorful covers it's .Sulphur exports are estimated to be worth nearly million a year to Canadian producers. "Referral to the tariff com- mission was not unexpected and it is our present intention to be represented at the hearings and demonstrate that the U.S. Frasch industry is not being in- jured." "Frasch" is a method of min- ing after its in- operations where the chemical is produced as a prin- cipal product." Sulphur produced in Canada is a byproduct extracted from "sour" crude oil or natural gas and the sulphur must be re- moved from the petroleum products to make them sa- leable. Shell is the major exporter- accounting for about one-fifth of the Canadian com- j panics account for about 60 per cent of U.S. sulphur imports. There is a worldwide surplus of sulphur and, with prices weak, American producers were unhappy about imports about three years ago. A formal complaint was filed Jan. 21, 1971, by Duval Corp. of Texas. However, the treasury depart- ment later rejected DuvaTs ma- jor thesis that the Canadians were selling at prices below cost and this should automati- cally be deemed dumping. Treasury said it-would stand by its previous practice, defining dumping only in terms of sales below the exporters' domestic prices. If the tariff commission finds (hat American producers are being injured, dumping duties would be imposed retroactive to April 23 when the treasury de- partment announced it was withholding customs appraisal while it investigated the sus- pected dumping. Demonstration halts Vietnam prison release really three books in one: Quick Reference Book of names, addresses, tele- phone numbers in your area. "Help Its YELLOW PAGES are a find-it-fast catalogue of products and services. Information Book. Long distance infor- mation, area codes, emergency phone numbers and other fingertip facts. If your home or business copies don't arrive soon, or if you need extras, phone: 328-5581 SAIGON (Reuter) Large scale releases of Communist ci- j vilian prisoners were halted to- day when Communist personnel tried forcefully to deter prison- ers from asking to stay with the Saigon government side, a i South Vietnamese military j spokesman said. The spokesman said between 300 and 400 young persons who were presumed because of their age to be soldiers in civilian cirthes, shouted slogans at the prisoners and pushed and shoved them as they arrived at CornmunisUxmtrolled Loc Nino town near the Cambodian bor- der. The spokesman told a news briefing that the incident -was bejjg discussed by South Viet- j iramese and Viet Cong negotia- I tors in Saigcn and it is pre- jsuired that further planned re- 1 leases at Loc Mnh v.ilj be sus- [pcmJed until assurances are .given against a recurrence of i Lie incident. JASK TO STAY The spokesman said 225 civil- ians were flown to Loc Ninh in three plaass. of k..os2 to s.iv tha government side instead of being handed over to the Viet Ccng. The release wa; interrupted hy the Communist personnel vhite the third planeload was being processed for release and the disturbance might have terred some of the prisoners from asking not to be turned over to the Viet Cong, the spokesman said. ST. LOUIS (AP) The pilot of an Ozark Air Lines plane that crashed in a St. Louis sub- urb thinks he flew through a tornado and is sure the plane was hit by lightning. Authorities say at least 36 persons died. One survivor was ideatified as James Neil! Campbell of Arn- prior, Ont., 45 miles northwest of Ottawa. Ozark Flight 825, which origi- nated in Nashville, Term., and was carrying 42 passengers and a crew of three, crashed into a wooded ravine Monday night during a violent thunderstorm. The Federal Aviation Admin- istration (FAA) said Arvid Linke, pilot of the turbo-prop Fail-child 227, radioed shortly before the crash that he be- lieved he was in a tornado and that he had been hit by light- ning. Authorities recovered tapes of B.C. forest transaction not 6sale' VANCOUVER (CP) Mr. Justice J. G. Ruttan of the B.C. Supreme Court ruled Mon- day a 1969 transaction by which the federal government acquired timber rights on a tract of land in Mt. Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks from a British Columbia com- pany was not a "sate." His decision means Kicking Horse Forest Products Ltd. does not have to pay the 987 British Columbia logging tax and interest on the 125 it received for the. transfer of its logging rights to Ottawa. W. A. C. Bennett, B.C.'s then minister of finance, affirmed in 1971 the assessment under the B.C. logging tax act a levied the tax of plus interest. The firm i pealed this to the B.C. Supreme Court. BARGAINING The finance department through lawyer L. G. McKen- rie, contended the transfer was the result of hard bargaining between Kicking Horse and the federal government. The re- sult, argued Mr. McKenzie, was a sale which made the transac- tion subject to tax. Mr. Justice Ruttan ruled the federal government took steps necessary to expropriate the holdings but in the end found it not necessary. "Had the parties not agreed on the amount of compensation payable here there would have been arbitration pursuant to the be said. EYE OPENING NEWS FROM MERLE NORMAN Silken new shades of powder shadows. Bacted with sYrnmsr r r.d So smooth and creamy they gilds en a touch. Jn Centwcenl BJue, Green, Lavender, Turquoise, Bronze and Champagne, MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE Gifts Wigs Perfumes COU.EGE MALI PHONE conversations between Linke and the control tower at Lam- bert Airport and began today to attemt to determine .the cause of the crash that "lit up the sky." A witness to the crash, Deb-' bie Schwab, said she heard a "boom like lightning followed by more booms." Mrs. Schwab said her husband ran from their home and saw a ball of flame. "I heard a loud crash and then another said How- ard Porter, a resident of the area. "It sounded like an ex- plosion." Porter said he leaped a fence, ran to, the scene and assisted another man in removing'bod- ies from the torn fuselage.. _ debate could continue de- livered to the House Monday by Social Credit Leader Keal Caouette. He promised to do ev- erything in his power to delay passage of the bill. A retentionist, Mr, Caouette said he and his 14 fellow Social Creditors will speak "as long as possible" on every amendment proposed by other parties and will attempt a series of their own amendments as delaying tactics. REJECTS AGREEMENT The government bad asked members to set a time .limit on the debate hi exchange for put- ting off the final decision until fall. However, there has been no agreement on this and Mr. Caouette said his party "won't agree under any circum- stances." Besides the capital punish- ment bill, the government wants passage before the House adjourns for the summer of a bill to help finance the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. The bill, to authorize sale of commemorative stamps and corns and a national lottery, saw long, hot debate during committee study. The capital punishment bill was the second piece of legisla- tion introduced when Parlia- ment opened in January. One MP estimated Monday that there have been 150 speeches in the House on the matter. No one has been hanged in this country since 1962. In oases where the death penalty was imposed by the courts sentences were commuted by government order. Weather and road report SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET H 81 Pincher Creek .78 Medicine Hat 84 Grande Prairie 59 Edmonton....... 74 Banff........... 69 Calgary.........75 Victoria......... 65 76 Prince George 61 Kamloops...... 74 Vancouver 65 Saskatoon....... 70 Regina.......... 67 Winnipeg...... 69 Toronto.......... 82 Ottawa.......... 83 FORECAST Lethbridge, Medicine Hat- Today: Mainly sunny. Highs L Pre 75-80. Lows Wednes- 48 day: Sonny periods with a 42 few afternoon showers. Highs 50 75-80. 47 .33 Calgary Today: Chance of 45 .53 afternoon or evenng show- 39 ers. Winds NW gusting to 25 in 41 the afternoon. Highs near 70. 45 Lows near 45. Wednesday: sun- 48 ny with a few late afternoon or 35 .01 evening showers. Highs 70-75. 51 Colombia, Kootenay 47 Today and Wednesday mostly 61 .16 sunny. Early morning fog 62 .50 Montreal St. John's Halifax Charlottetown Fredericton Chicago New York Miami Los Angeles Denver Rome Paris 82 65 76 74 81 87 86 95 79 86 81 64 London 61 Berlin 64 Amsterdam 59 65 .51 53 61 60 Brussels 64 Madrid Moscow......... 79 Stockholm ........73 82 Mexico City...... 72 72 66 77 65 57 66 55 52 50 54 55 63 59 63 68 55 .80 .05 .02 patches both days. Cloudy pe- riods in the Columbia district with a few showers and thun- derstorms hi the afternoon and evening both days. A little warmer. Gusty winds near thunderstorms. Highs today mid seventies except 65 to 70 in the Columbia district and Wednesday 75 to 80. Lows to- night in the mid forties. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Few afternoon thunderstorms south and east partly cloudy elsewhere today. Clearing to- night becoming sunny Wednes- day. Warmer both days. Highs 80s. Lows tonight mostly 50s. West of Continental Divide- Fair today and Wednesday ex- cept few afternoon thunder- storms south today. A Httto wanner both days. Highi 801. Lows tonight 45 to 55. THE ASHLAND FARM SCRAPER for moving dirt, levelling land with yovr form trae- Avaifoble hi 4% or 6 yard size at GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Cwrtts Highway Box 1202 Phone 32M141 Highway 1 reported bare and dry. Widening of one mile section of Highway No. 3 east of Fort AS or A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Mactood is in progress. AD remaining highways are in gcod driving condition. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Aden 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Carway 6 a.m. to midnight; Cmef Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Contts 24 hours; Del Bonila 8 am. to 9 p.m.; Engsgate 24 hoars; Portion Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; Wild Horse 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Logan Pass 7 a in. to 10 p.m Open June i. Baosevifle 8 a.m. to ;