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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 TH! LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, July 28, 1970 Strike Avoided In B-C. Pulp, Paper Industry VANCOUVER (CP) A strike scheduled for 8 a.m. Wednesday by two internation- al unions which would have completely shut down British Columbia's pulp and paper in- dustry has been avoided by the appointment of a provincial mediator. Pat O'Neal, vice president of the International Brother hood of Pulp Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers, said today he has received a telegram from the provincial labor de- partment informing him that Gus Leonidas has been ap- pointed to act in the dispute. CANNOT STRIKE Under provincial law, union cannot strike while mediator is appointed and the initial appointment is for 10 days. Mr. O'Neal's union and the United Papermakers and Paperworkers Union had an- nounced Monday they would strike 10 mills Wednesday. Mr. Leonidas also is media- tor between the Pulp and Paper Workers of Canada and eight mills against which the PPWC struck Friday in defi- ance of provincial law. The union claimed it had a legal right to strike after the first 10 day period and sub- mission of a no progress re- port by the mediator. The Ca- nadian union represents about of pulp industry workers in B.C. The two international unions said in a joint statement Mon- More Shots Fired MADELEINE CENTRE, 9ue. (CP) There were renewed re- ports Monday night of gunshots fired at trawlers from outside Quebec province fishing in this area, but Mayor Omer Boucher, mayor of Madeleine Centre, de- nied knowledge of them. The mayor said Monday that three or four shots were fired at the trawlers Sunday, but said today that he "heard no shots last night." "For all I know the shots beard Sunday could have been someone shooting at he added. Doug Moore, a vacationing Montrealer, said Monday night about 30 rounds were fired from among 200 Madeleine Centre residents gathered1 on the shore at Grande Vallee, 11 miles far- ther east along the Gaspe shore- line. The trawlers fired upon were anchored 500 to feet from shore, Mr. Moore said. "At that range there was little damage that we could he said. Cause of the dispute has been the off-shore fishing in the Gulf of St. Lawrence by the trawlers which residents claim have been depleting normal cod catches and f ouling the beaches. Eight Charged With Possession Of LSD Drag CALGARY (CP) Eight persons, six from Medicine Hat, were charged Monday with possession of LSD for the purpose of trafficking. They were arrested Saturday after the car in which they were riding was stopped on a city street. Charged were Dale Peter Hauck, Russell Wayne Ritchey, Robert James Daniels, Randy Wayne Biko, Bryan David Richards and Dave William Nelson, all of Medicine Hat, and Harold Frank Engai and Glen Philip Goldale. They were remanded without election or plea until today. All appeared be ii. their early 20s. late teens or FOR DAILY INSPIRATION Dial-A-Thought OUR NEW NUMBER 327-4581 day that "since insufficient pro- gress was made at the recent round of talks, negotiations be terminated and all mills will be shut down In the PPWC dispute, Mr. Leonidas met with union lead- ers Monday in an unofficial capacity and was reported to have advised them to return to work while negotiations con- tinued with the pulp and paper industrial relations bur e a u, bargaining agent for the mills. The existing base rate throughout the industry is an hour. The PPWC has turned down an offer of a three-year contract with raises of five per cent a year liie first two years and six per cent in the third. The offer to the two international unions has not been disclosed, although it has been termed ".substan- tial" by employers. Meanwhile, some con- struction workers began return- ing to their jobs Monday after a lockout-caused shutdown that began in mid-April, but industry spokesmen said it would be at least a week before the situation returned to normal. The shutdown ended after both sides accepted a comprom- ise worked out in Victoria last week under which an independ- ent mediator will recommend terms of settlement. The dispute is over wages. Public hearings into a con- tract dispute between the TO CHECK HIGH COURT NOMINEES Lawrence E. Walsh, chairman of the standing committee on the federal judiciary of the Am- erican Bar Association, as he announced that the Nixon ad- ministration had agreed to let the ABA screen potential nominees to the Supreme Court. Walsh, outlining the plan at a Justice Depart- ment news conference in Washington yesterday, said the ABA'S role would not give it "a veto power" over apiDint m e n t s. VB Rocket Launching Postponed CHURCHILL, Man. (CP) A four nation experimental payload to measure electronic fields at 200 kilometres, which was to be carried by a Black Brant VB rocket from the Churchill range, was postponed' late Monday night when com- munications broke down with a tracking camera at Eskimo Point, 180 miles north of Churchill. Project officials announced that a further attempt will be made Tuesday o r Wednesday night. The barium cloud which will result from the experiment may be visible for miles. German, Swedish, United States and Canadian scientists are engaged in the project. Dr. Horace Mosher of the University of California, who is heading the United States par- ticipation hi the experiment, praised Churchill as "the world's outstanding launching base in high altitude research." 000-member coastal division of the International Woodworkers of America and 116 forestry firms were to resume today under the direction of Mr. Jus- tice Nathan Nemetz of the B.C. court of appeals. The IWA wants a increase on a base rate of The companies have asked thai wage negotiations be put off for one year, with any increase then made retroactive to Dec. 15, 1970. The IWA contract ex- pired June 15. Battle Police CHICAGO (AP) More than young persons' battled po- lice with rocks, bottles and baseball bats Monday in anger at the interruption of a free rock music concert sponsored by the city to "bridge the gener- ation gap." Mobs overturned automobiles, set them ablaze and later streamed out of Grant Park into the downtown district, smashing windows and looting. Three youths were shot and 63 other persons were injured, in- cluding 24 policemen. One po- liceman was stabbed and an- other beaten seriously. There were 148 arrests. Outnumbered police and the rampaging youths battled back and forth over an athletic field for more than three hours in 90-degree late-afternoon heat. Tear gas failed to disperse the crowd. One group of youths tried to calm others, but to no avail. One squad car was over- turned and two other cars burned. One of those on fire ex- ploded, filling the air with black smoke. Hioters also set trash fires. Cars passing along Lake Shore and Balboa drives were pelted with rocks. The violence ended aftef about six hours. Those shot were identified as Robert Johnson, 16, listed in se- rious condition, and Kevin Pur- ett, 13, and Edward Harms, 18' both in fair condition. All live in Chicago. Both blacks and white youths, including girls in their early teens, took part in the fray. Forest Fire Near Cranes Still Bums FORT SMITH, N.W.T (CP) A forest fire that swept to within 20 miles of the nesting grounds for many of the world's whooping cranes should be "checked once and for all" within the next two days if the weather holds, officials said Monday. Forecasts called for little of 10 m.p.h from the north, cool nights and day- time highs of 65. The fire near the nesting area of the rare birds is one of nine burning in Wood Buffalo na- tional park, square miles of lakes, scrub timber and mu- skeg that straddles the Alberta- Northwest territories border. Thirty-one cranes have been reported nesting in the area out of a wintering population of 56 reported from Aransas wildlife refuge on the Texas gulf coast. The birds make the migration annually. i Trudeau Tour OTTAWA (CP) Prime Minster Trudeau will swing through the Northwest Territo- ries, the Yukon Territory and British Columbia in another meet-thc-people tour Aug. 2 to 8. 100 Copies plus tax Lovesick Hospital Worker Won't Pester Her Ex-Date LONDON (AP) A love- sick hospital maid who went to prison rather than promise a court to stop "pestering" her ex-boy-friend was freed Monday after changing her mind. Irene Avery, 20, signed a court order after 49 hours in a women's jail and promised to behave. Her release, after serving only two days of her 38-day sentence, means: She must not stand in the garden of former boy-friend Paul Taylor, 18, who broke oif their" four-month romance, shouting "I want Paul." She must not follow Taylor to Ihe construction site where he works as a truck driver and embarrass him in front of his workmates. A friend at the Royal Berk- shire Hospital where she works explained: "Irene is naturally upset and she doesn't want to say anything at this stage." Said Taylor: "She was mak- ing my life unbearable but I'm sorry she had to go to MAMMOTH COLLISION Virgil Harrison, 40, of Cincinnati was crushed to death in a cab of his truck (arrow) Monday when Ihe gravel truck following him down a steep grade in the Fairmont section lost its breaks, crashed into Harrison's vehicle and climbed the cab. Both trucks skidded through a traffic light into a dump truck tearing down power and telephone poles. Driver of the second truck, Joseph Kieswetler, 25, was seriously injured in fhe mishap. Government Employee Killed In Fall From Peace Tower OTTAWA (CP) Police are continuing their Investigation into the death of Hirmani Ghosh, 36, of Bhadre Canda. India, who was killed in a fall from the 214-foot Peace Tower of the Parliament Buildings Monday. Miss Ghosh, a cleric-librarian at the University of Ottawa, came to Canada hi 1969 and started work at the university last August. A university spokesman said today the woman had been in a "depressed state for several weeks." He said she had been upset because of difficulties in having her University of Calcutta bach- elor of science degree recog- nized in Canada. A spokesman in the office of Lt.-Col. David Currie, Commons sergeant-at-arms, said 'that ad- dition guards for the tower will "probably be considered in a report on the incident." The only way to prevent peo- ple "set and determined on jumping" would be to close the tower to the public. A House of Commons protec- tive staff spokesman said the Peace Tower was -dosed today and "perhaps longer" while an investigation into the incident took place. Inspector Borden Conley of Ottawa police said Miss Ghosh "could have crawled through a small opening" in the wire mesh screen surrounding the observation deck. "Her shoes and purse were found on a small chair near the opening on the east side of the tower." Dr. J. A. Thomson, city coro- ner, said an autopsy would be performed. There has been no decision yet on an inquest. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Earl, tour- ists from Kingston, Pa., said they, had talked to Miss Ghosh in the lookout area of the tower shortly before her late-afternoon fall. Mr. Earl said she appeared to be "not at all upset" and they had spoken about "the difficulty of jumping" off the lookout, pro- tected by a railing and a special screen. The extra wire guard mesh was placed around the lookout area after Donald Heatley, 21, of Ottawa jumped to his death from the tower April 1. He was the first to die in a fall from the Peace Tower. Nixon Cuts Budget On Vietnam War SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (Reuters) On the heels of a report that he has cut Vietnam war1 spending to half, President Nixon will meet his advisers today to begin planning next year's defence budget. But despite the savings from the war, Nixon has indicated he holds little hope that defence ex- penditures can be cut much more. Defence Secretary Melvin R. Laird met with Nixon Monday and said afterward the cost of the war has been cut to half of an annual figure of since the Nixon administration took office 18 months ago. He also told a news confer- ence that over-all defence spending is down about a year compared with three years ago. Laird said the sayings re- sulted from the administration's policy of turning over a greater share of the fighting to the South Vietnamese as U.S. troops are gradually withdrawn. Nixon expressed his pessi- mism about further defence spending cuts last week when he told a news conference: "There is very little left to take out of defence." Laird told the news confer- ence Monday the Nixon admin- istration is adopting a new pol- icy toward buying planes and will sign no more long-term con- Calgary Mayor Rapped For Remarks On Contract CALGARY (CP) Albert Ludwig, Alberta's minister of public works said Monday Mayor Rod Sykes of Calgary made "unwarranted" remarks about tha provincial govern- ment's awarding of a contract to a Saskatchewan builder. He said Sercon Contractors Ltd. of Regina won the right to build the Alberta vo- cational centre in Calgary be- cause its bid was leas than the one put forward by its nearest competitor. The mayor said the Regina firm picked up the contract "at a time when many Calgary contractor's haven't enough work to keep them going and many construction trades em- ployees are either unemployed or on welfare." "The mayor, I feel is draw- ing a conclusion here without using the Mr. Ludwig said in a telephone interview from Edmonton. "He obviously doesn't realize that the Sas- katchewan contractor's b i d was lower." Mr. Ludwig said he was cer- tain Calgarians would take "strong exception" to any move by Mayor Sykes to sub- sidize local contractors on city johs. Meanwhile, in Regina a spokesman for Sercon said two or three supervisors will con- stitute the only Regina men in- volved in the construction proj- ect scheduled for Calgary's downtown urban renewal area. Gives Up Search For Lost Ticket EDMONTON (CP) An Ed- monton man who couldn't claim a sweepstake prize because he misplaced his tick- et, searched and worried in vain. Officials of the Klondike Days Exposition had told G. G. Melnychuk that he wouldn't re- ceive the prize in the Sour- dough raft race sweepstakes until he found the stub. But Monday, officials an- nounced that the winner was Mrs. Peter Melnychuk, no re- lation, who had written her name on the ticket as G. Melny- chuk. G. G. Melnychuk took the news with a laugh. He said he had already given up searching for lira stub, tracts to purchase new aircraft until they have been thoroughly tested in the air. He said the Nixon administra- tion inherited a bad contract for the giant Lockheed C-5A trans- port from the previous Demo- cratic government. The C-5A program is experiencing severe cost problems, and Lockheec Aircraft Corp. has sought heavy financial assistance from the government. Big Bombers Try To Slow Anns Move SAIGON (AP) United States B-52 bombers streaked along both sides of the Laotian border with South Vietnam again today, dropping more than tons of bombs in pome of the heaviest raids of the Vietnam war. With about 60 of the giant bombers flying, two-thirds of the strikes hit along a 200-mile stretch of the Ho Chi Minh trail down through the Laotian pan- handle to the Cambodian bor- der. The raids were part of month-long aerial campaign on both sides of the border to slow North Vietnamese arms and ammunition moving inlo South Vietnam's northern provinces and into Cambodia. Second Train Derailed At Fallis FALLIS (CP) Twenty-four cars of an eastbound freight train were derailed early today on ths CNR main the same spot as a derailment about 24 hours earlier. Both derailed trains bore the same CNR officials said the line, part of Ihe transcontinental link, will be closed until at least tonight. Fallis is 51 miles west of Ed- monton. In the earlier derailment Sunday night, two locomotives and 27 cars of the eastbound No. 502 left the track. Some passengers on eastbound and westbound trains were brought by bus ths 120 miles between and Edmonton around the derailment. 107 tin St. I. HALE OPTICAL COMPANY LTD Gary Martin Dispensing Optician 327-7112 Ottawa Okays Indian Requests ST. PAUL, ALTA. (CP) Indians who have been holding a sit-in since July 14 to rein- force demands for control over Liberals May Call Election SASKATOON (CP) Saskat- chewan Deputy Premier Dave Steuart said Monday there is a possibility the Liberals mil call a provincial election this fall. Mr. Steuart, in an interview with Saskatoon radio station CFQC, said the Liberals are in a strong position and warned the New Democratic Party op- position to be ready for a fall election. "Premier Ross Thatcher cer- tainly is tuning up our election machinery. We're getting our platforms ready, so if I was the NDP, I'd keep my powder dry. We're ready to go at any time." The Liberals came to power in 1964 and were re-elected in 1967. The Thatcher govern- ment's mandate does not expire until 1972 but Saskatchewan elections traditionally are held every four years. Standings in the legislature: Liberals 34, NDP 24, Vacant 1, First World Wai- Leader Honored LONDON (Reuters) The man who led Britain through the First. World War and laid the foundations of its welfare state was honored Monday. A memorial to David Lloyd George, who left his tiny Welsh village to become leader of the Liberal party and prime minis- ter of Britain, was unveiled in Westminster Abbey by Prince Charles. a local school say the federal government has agreed in prin- ciple to their requests. ADout 350 Indians met Mion- day at Blue Quills school, sto of the sit-in, with lives of the Indian affairs de- partment and worked out an V, agenda for negotiations on the trasnfer of control Of the school, a spokesman for the In- dians said today. The negotiations are to start in Ottawa on Thursday. The Indians, mainly from Saddle Lake-Athabasca regions in northeastern Alberta, said, however, they will continue their sit-in until their negotia- tors return with a signed agreement. The Saddle Lake-Athabasca Indians have been seeking con- trol over education at the all- Indian Blue Quills school where 200 students were registered last year, many from remote parts of the province. The government had said the Blue Quills school might disap- pear in a merger with a St. Paul composite high school. The Indians asked to operate the school on a continuation of present federal grants now pro- vided Roman Catholic church officials who currently run it. College Named After MacEwan EDMONTON (CP) The board of governors of the new Edmonton College recommend- ed today that the college be named in honor of Lt.-Gov. J. W. Grant MacEwan. Board chairman Rev. Barry Moore said the board decided the institution should be called Grant MacEwan Community College. A letter containing this rec- ommendation was sent to tha Alberta Colleges Commission and Education Minister Robert Clark was to inform the cabi- net of the recommendation- at a meeting today. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 78, ABOVE ZERO AT SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET Lethbridge...... Pincher Creek Waterton (approx) Medicine Hat Edmonton....... Jasper Banff........... Calgary Victoria......... Penlicton........ Cranbrook..... Prince George Kamlocps....... Vancouver....... Saskatoon Swift Current..... Yorkton......... Moose Jaw North Bay....... Brandon gina Winnipeg........ 82 53 82 55 82 55 85 63 59 52 58 51 72 52 71 54 69 50 77 53 80 56 65 49 78 57 65 51 75 56 82 52 78 60 91 62 82 67 80 63 89 63 79 60 Thunder Bay.....87 Toronto......... 89 Ottawa.......... 89 Montreal........ 90 St. John's........83 Halifax ..........75 Charlottetown ..80 Fredericton......91 Chicago......... 80 New York....... 91 Miami...........87 Las Vegas.......102 Los Angeles ......72 55 70 70 .03 72 60 59 64 63 72 74 78 .08 77 62 FORECAST Lethbridge Medicine Hat Mainly cloudy with occasional showers. Wednes- day: Showers. Lows tonight near 50; highs Wednesday near 70. Columbia-Kootcnay cloudy today and Wednesday with isolated thunderstorms and a few showers. Continuing cool. Lows overnight in mid- 50s. Highs Wednesday ia 70s. Plan Your Irrigation Requirements Early Drop in and see the latest In design and engineering. No matter what your requirements or preference we nave largest selection available. in and meet our irrigation representativel- A. C. "Cale" R. J. "Dick" Orilen A. B. "Bert" Erickson REMEMBER, IT'S THE SERVICE THAT COUNTS, LET US PROVE IT! GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Couttt Highway, Lethbridg. 327-3165- OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 3 west. There is e-paving between Lethbridge and Monarch. Motorists are asked to watch for men and equipment. Between C o 1 eman and the B.C. border paving is in progress causing slight de- lay in traffic. There is also some construction work 4 to 5 miles east of Creston. Highway 5 Lethbridge to Welling. Base course paving is finished. There are some rough sections. Motorists are asked to watch for men and equipment. PORTS ON ENTRY (Opening anil Closing Coutts 24 hours: Carway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain 8 a.m. o 9 p.m. Del Bonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C., 7 a.m. o 11 p.m.; Kingsgale, B.C., at hours; Porthill-Rykorto 8 i.m, o midnight, ;