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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 TH! LETHBRIDGt HERAID July 54, 1971 FLOOD RESCUE A woman is carried through flood heavy rain has turned the Santa Rita River into raging waters by rescue workers In northwest Manila. Days of flood waters. (AP Wirephoto) Bobby protects lead Jly JULIE FLINT REYKJAVIK (AP) Bobby Fischer's one-game lead in the world chess championship match appeared safe today as he and Boris Spassky prepared to resume play in the adjourned seventh game. Experts said the best the Soviet champion could hope for was a draw, which would mnke the score 4-3 In favor of the American. net loss TORONTO (CP) Great Ca- nadian Oil Sands Ltd. reports a net loss of for the first half of the year, compared with a loss of during the corresponding period last year. Revenue totalled up from during the January-June period in 1971. The company, a subsidiary of Sun Oil Co., extracts oil from Ihe Alberta oil sands. Six survive 37-day ordeal in tiny dinghy on Pacific By COLIN HALE PANAMA CITY (Router) Six Britons. Including three children, recuperated in Panama today after surviving 37 days adrift In a tiny dinghy in the Pacific living on emergency ra-Sons and raw fish. They filled out their meagre rations with some oranges, lem-JCB and onions which floated up from their sunken yacht and also caught turtles, eating the meat and drinking the blood. Douglas Robertson, 49, of Leek, Staffordshire, recounted Tuesday night the desperate days and nights of survival which began on June 15, their 254-ton yacht Lucette was sunk by kiler whalca. The yacht went down in 60 seconds. This gave Robertson, his wife Linda, 52, their three children, and crew member Eobin Wil-iams, who v as hitching voyage to New Zealand, just time to don llfejackets and cut loose a dinghy and lileraft. "We walked straight Into the Robertson said. SAVED BY TUNA BOAT Last Saturday, after 37 davs, eight hours and 40 mlnuies the Robertsons and VVil-iams were picked up by the lapanese tuna boat Toka 'Maru No. 1. When the. Japanese ship arrived gt Balboa near here Tuesday the six Britons off to a Panama City by British embassy officials. Clad only in swimming shorts and light shirts, they endured chilly nights, hot days, storms and salt water sores while toward Costa Rica. During their voyage, they covered 150 miles, Robertson said, and had only 250 miles to go to reach the Central American republic. With a chart drawn he said he steered as best he could. They left England IS months ego for a three-year world voyage, and were travelling from Panama to Australia and New Zealand when the disaster occurred. Robertson said it would have meant death to have remained at the scene of the sinking, 200 miles from the Galapagos Islands. They would have met adverse currents by going back to Panama, so they set sail lor Costa Rica miles away. SHIP MISSES FLARES A merchant ship which parsed about three miles away faifed to see their two parachute rockets and three flares, Robertson said. They used up two of three remaining flares to attract the attention of the tuna boat. Robertson said his family had lost all their possessions. The yacht, which he valued at between and was not insured. He had purchased it following the sale of his 10-acre farm in 1970. Asked why he undertook the voyage, he said: "My children had been brought, up in an isolated area and ve planned lo show them somelhing of what the world Is made of." And the future? "Get back to Britain and start life anew and give our kids the best chance we can." burns 01 ivhile thieves SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) While fire destroyed the Great Plains Supply lumber yard on Sidney's south side south side work north thieves were at work on the town's north edge. The thieves, attempting to remove a sale from a supermarket, left without it, apparently scared off by the arrival of police. Fire Chief George Knalf estimated damage to the lumber yard at and said the early morning fire may have been set by the thieves as a diversionary testifies on Quilt death KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) Fred Quilt fell heavily to the ground two days before his death but did not appear to be hurt In the fall, an RCMP constable told i coroner's jury here. Consl. Daryl Bskewell, appearing at the second inquest into the death of the 55-year-old Chilcotin Indian, testified a truck las blocking a highway near Alexis Creek, B.C. Const. Peter Eakins said that he pulled Mr. Quilt out of the truck by the shoulders but could not support his full weight, and Mr. Quilt fell to the roadway. Const. Bakewell described the Indian as being extremely drunk, and said he encountered resistance when be tried to move him to the police truck. "I continued using quite a bit nf I then found we were both falling back." Const. Bakewell denied earlier testimony by members of the Quilt family that he had jumped on Mr. Canada reacts well EDMONTON (CP) TV executive of the Alberta branch of Action Canada is 100 per cent behind Paul Hellyer in his move to the Conservatives, provincial chairman W. J. Brown said Tuesday. "Whatever the cliief does, we'll he said in an interview, adding that he planned to meet in Calgary today with other provincial officials of Action Canada to discuss the situation. Mr. Brown said he was not sure what the position of the two declared candidates for Action Canada would be. The two are in Calgary Centre and Medicine Hat. "My persona] opinion U that I don't see how a candidate can stand for Action Canada without a Paratroops advance SAIGON (AP) South Vietnamese paratroops were reported today to have seized half [he Quang Tri Citadel and were advancing on North Vietnamese troops in Ihe rest of the 19th-century fortress. "Most of the enemy are concentrated n the northwest sec-ion of the said Lt.-Col. Do Dang Bo, the army spokesman in suffers chest pains SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) -Former president Lyndon B. Jolinson. 63, will remain in hospital here for more observation following chest pains suffered Monday, but there is no evidence that he had a major heart attack, officials said Tuesday. Spokesmen said he spent a comfortable night Monday, "without recurrence of severe chest pain or nausea." H i s electrocardiogram remains stable and his heart rhythm officials said in a statement, adding: "While there is at this Lime no evidence of a major severe henrl attack of the sort he cxpe riencwt in April, 1072. an additional period of observation in the hospital Is indicated." Meanwhile, Johnson's younger daughter, Mrs. Patrick Nugent, was undergoing tests in an Austin hospital Tuesday for what an official called upper respiratory difficulties. A hospital spokesman said thai "they are doing IcsLs to determine what kind of infection it is." He said she will be in hospital (or "n ampin (if days'1 raid was admitted "morn for n diagnostic work-up than anything else.1' QHfiFsW WORLD OF SHOES wHVIU LADIES' DRESS SHOI DlntV Brown Rsd Navy Reg. lo 28.00 OUSTANDING A SELECTION OF BALANCE OF LADIES' t> ODDS 'N' SUMMER _-. ENDS SANDALS LjCj Broken Ind. Gorki iJU r C.99 PRICE Going at J A SELECTION -B7r HANDBAGS BALANCE Of WOMEN'S f v CiOu lH FASHION Rooular to 24.00 Going at I'KKPAYAIKNT CALGARY (CP) A inajor-ily nf veterinarians in Alberla would ho willing lo work under n prepaid veterinary cnrn plan in which nil or part of Ihe fee was paid by the plan. The finding wns the result of n recent sent onl lo I'.'ll members of Ilif Albcrlii Vrlerinnry Medieal Awnwin linn. S i BOOTS Ealance II CIEARING AT IMS LSS 317A Alh Stock at 10% Off! D OF SHOES put Robertson said he hopes to earn enough from his story to repatriate himself and his fam- ily and get a start in a new job. New Horizons explained by Munro TJATHURST, N.B. (CP) With projects submitted under the New Horizons program, sen- ior citizens in Canada will be able to rent space, hire staff and equipment but will not be able to realize personal financial gain, Health Minister John Munro told a group of senior citizens Tuesday. Mr. Munro, just returned from Europe, flew into Bathurst and left three hours later for Ot- tawa. The minister explained that the program could however be "money making for the benefit of a senior citizens' group." Although the new program Is similar to the Opportunities for Youth and Local Incentives Pro- gram, he said it is "not an em- ployment program to bring re- fired people back to Lhe work force.'' "It is for those who have Indi- cated they want to get out ot the work he said. Later, during a news confer- ence, Mr. Munro said he ex- pected projects in the New Hori- zons program would be in the to range. "Canada now has the best provision for senior citizens in the free he said. "And this is not empty bragging." Of (he 1.8 million Canadians 65 years and over, there were about one million getting all or part of the guaranteed Income supplement over and above the a month. "As far as tha Canada Pen- sion Plan is concerned we have detailed plans for improvement which will be high on the agenda of the next Mr. Munro said. Gas tank is beer keg SEATTLE (AP) _ What kind of mileage would one expect from a plywood car that sucks its fuel from a beer keg? Well, Mike Lee and David Kcllihcr of White Bear Lake, Minn., ardn'l exactly sure, but their home made vehicle has made it from there to here, so far, and they fully expect to gi'l it haul; lo there. The ear they drove into Seat- tle this week after 2.200 miles is listed with Ihe Minnesota Motor Vehicle. Department as a "Renault slightly modi- The rionanll part cnnsi.sl.s of mi engine Kellihcr, 20, hauled from his old car after an acci- dent last fall. The rc.sl is "slightly modi- fled" including n plywood frame ond n bcor keg gas Innk perched on the vehicle's fronl end. "We're, to California later Ihis summer." Kolliher "and Ihen wft'll drive hark to Mlnnwotj." PARTY CRASHER Towering over Premier W. A. C. Bennett, Conservative leader Derril Warren shook hondi ond said "Good luck" to the premier just offer Mr. Bennett announced the Aug. 30 election. The Social Credit leader wai reportedly annoyed with Mr. Warren'l timing. (CP Pholo) Lawyers charged by judge TORONTO (CP) A family court judge charged Tuesday night that some lawyers need- lessly prolong cases to increase Stavely man dies in crash A collision about four miles south of Nanton killed a Stavely man and resulted in injuries to four other persons Tuesday eve- ning. RCMP report Thomas Adam Reihl, 44, was killed when the car he was driving collided with a car driven by Lyle Chris McMasters of Nanton. Injured In the accident were Mrs. Pearl Reihl, wife of the dead man; John Reihl, one of three children in the Reihl car; Mr. McMasters and Jill Rich- mand of Calgary, a passenger In the McMaster car. All four were reported to be In satisfactory condition this morning at Holy Cross Hospital at Calgary. The two other Reihl children, and Jim McMaster, another passenger In the McMaster car, escaped injury. Meanwhile, also reported In serious, but Improving, condi- tion this morning at Holy Cross Hospital was Robert G. Holmes of 114 JSIJi St. N. Mr. Holmes was tlie driver and only occu- pant of car involved in a fatal collision two miles north of Clareshoun early Tuesday morning. RCMP have tentatively Iden- tified the badly-burned body of a man killed in the early Tuesday morning accident as Stanley 13. Flegg, 50, of Cal- gary. Shoplifter gets away on crutches GRIMSBY. Ont. (CP) Ni- agara regional police were a little slow on this one. Before they responded to a call for help, a shoplifter on crutches was able to get away from a store a block from the police station and leave town by hitch-hiking. And Mayor Gray Viillson wants to know why. lie has lodged a complaint with the police commission saying it took 25 minutes for the police lo answer a call to the store In this town 15 miles southeast of Hamilton. Mr. Willson said the man on crutches awl another man en- tered the store June 27 and stole a coffee pot. Two clerks tried to hold them hut lei them go because they feared they may have been armed. The commission is expected lo release n report next month. But In Ihe meantime no one nl the. office is com- menting. the size of their fee. Judge James Felstlner told a seminar on family law that on rare occasions he looks on law- yers with "actual disgust." two or throe times a see chil- dren getting away with offences they clearly committed and to which they clearly wanted to admit, but their lawyers insist they plead not guilty to force a trial. "The lawyer may win an ac- quittal for the child, but has he acted in the besl interest of the Judge Felstlner said In some cases lawyers prolong caies for monetary reasons. "Instead of earning for one hearing they earn DIPS TODAY EDMONTON (CP) Attend- ance at the Klondike Days Exposition dropped to in cool, rainy weather Tuesday from on the same day last year but the over-all total for the fair so far was ahead of 1971. Weather and road report SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET H L PHE Lcthbrldge.......77 49 78 50 77 44 60 64 65 49 75 47 Medicine Hat Pincher Creek Calgary....... Edmonton..... Banff......... High Level Peace River ......67 Pecticton........ 85 Prince George 63 Vancouver........68 Prince Albert M North Baltlcford ..63 Saskatoon........63 North Bay....... B8 Reguia..........63 Winnipeg........ 62 Toronto......... 73 Montreal........ 75 Quebec..........76 Halifax..........70 Chicago...... New York Miami...... Boston...... San Francisco Las Vegas.......104 Phoenix Rome Paris London Amsterdam 79 67 91 66 85 78 90 65 79 101 88 84 60 73 57 73 59 66 55 Brussels 77 5D Moscow 81 64 Tokyo 75 71 FORECASTS Leihimdge-Mediclne Hit Mostly sunny today ml Thursday. Highs both diyi M> 85. Lows 55-60. Calgary Cloudy with sunny intervals today. Highs 70-75. Lows near 50. Mostly tunny Thursday. Highs 75-80. Kootenay, and Thursday: Sunny with Few afternoon cloudy periods. Highs today and Thursday, 80 to 85. Lows, 50 to 56. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Mostly sunny today except few thunderstorms southwest por- tion this afternoon, spreading eastward tonight and over most of the area Thursday. Continued warm with highs 80s west and north 85 to 95 southwest. 50 to 65. West of Continental Divide Partly cloudy with widely scat- tered thundershowers mostly south today end tonight becom- ing isolated Thursday. Contin- ued warm with highs 80s. 50s. INQUEST SKT PF.ACR RIVER (CP) An inciuesl into Ihn deaths of Mr. mid Mrs. John Clinlon Arm- of Ilolden will Iw held early In September, Alberln Chief Coroner llr. M. M. Cnn- or said Tuesday in n Idler to K'MP. The Armstrongs mid heir were di.seoverod June IB ,il I lift hollmn of fl 14 fool here. WILLIAMSON 15 BALE STOOKER RUGGED AND SIMPLE FEWER MOVING PARTS SAFE ONE-MAN OPERATION STOOK ANY SIZE-ANY LENGTH BALE BUILD STOCKS OF 6-10-14 OR 15 BALES ON DISPLAY IN OUR SHOWROOM GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY, IETHBRID3E PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OK AMA All In the Ix-ili. bridge disrlict arc bare and dry. Highway 1, Trims Canada Highway, bare and dry. POIiTS OF ENTRY (Opening nm! Closing Could ?4 hours: Camay (i to midnight; Del Honiln 0 a.m. In n p.m.; Hooseville. H.C. n n.ni. to midnight; Kingsuale, 21 hours; T'orlhill HykcTls R n.m. In midnight; chief Mountain 7 la in p.m.) WUrthorfiM, a to i p.m. ;