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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE lETHBRIDGl HERALD Friday, July It. 1971 Cougar mauls boy CAMPBELL RIVER B.C. (CP) Ilunlcrs and dogs aro on the trail of n cougar wliich has attacked humans twice in six weeks near this Vancouver Island community. They (racked it lo a camp- site on Echo Lake, a milfi from here. The latest attack on a human was when the cougar jumped on eight. year old Robert Kelly of West Vancouver, camp- ing wilh his mother and broth- er at Miller camp site. It mauled him badly about the head and tried to carry luin into Ihc bush before his mother, Roberta, scared it off her screams. Six ago a cougar In- vaded the lake side camp of three fishermen, six miles from where the Kelly boy was attacked. It tried to drag one man from his sleeping bag and was scar- ed off after it Inflicted Injur- ies needing 40 stitches In the arm and 30 stitches in the scalp of its victim. George Taylor, head of the federal game branch said: "We believe It's the same animal. I don't want to call it a man-eater and scare every- body but it has obviously lost its fear of human ecent and will attack humans when it's hungry." Mr. Taylor said he believes il is a good sized haps over 100 pounds. He speculated the cat had probably been "around civili- zation" long enough to lose its natural fear of humans and had been driven to its first attacks by the severe winter driving away deer. He said the fisherman who was attacked described tho ani- mal as "medium size" (a fully grown cougar usually stands about three feet and weighs be- tween 115 and 150 pounds) and tracks bore out his description. In the olner Incident, Mrs. Kelly was swimming while her two sons, Robert and Charles, 10, were playing about 50 feet sway. Mr. Taylor said she told him the cat came out of the bush behind Robert, who was follow- ing his brother up a trail. "It appears the cat just slapped him down and jumped on he said. "The older brother shouted to him to be quiet lo play dead but the cougar started carrying him off into the bush. "Then the mother came up screaming at the cougar. It dropped the boy and made he said. Robert was taken lo hospital hi Campbell River and had surgery for scalp injuries. He said to be in good condi- tion and was to be transferred to a North Vancouver hospital later. MAULED BY COUGAR Eighl-yeor-old Robert Kelly was in good condition Thursday after being mauled by a cougar while camping near Campbell River on Vancou- ver Island. He underwent surgery for scalp injuries at Campbell River hospital, where he is shown above with his mother, Roberta Kelly, then was transferred to hos- pital In North Vancouver. (CP Wirephcrto) Action Canada siphon plugged By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Paul Hellyer, who has now joined the Pro- gressive Conservative party, said today he did so because he convinced that lo continue his plans to have Action Canada candidates contest the coming election would split the vote. There was a danger that with Action Canada candidates run- ning against Liberal anl Pro- gressive Conservative c a n d i- dates they would siphon votes away and perhaps help re-elect Prime Minister Pierre Tru- deau's government. Mr. Hellyer said In an Inter- view he learned of this concern among members of the Action Canada organization on his last tour in western Canada. He re- turned to Ottawa convinced he must throw his lot in with Rob- ert Stanfield and the Progres- sive Conservatives if he was to make an effective contribution towards improving the economy of the country and to prevent the re-election of Ihe Trudeau government. Tlie former Liberal cabinet minister said he became thor- Hellycr explained that did not consider the Trudeau gov- ernment to be a true Liberal ad- missing, six in hospital Fire sweeps longliner ARNOLD'S COVK, Nfld. (CD Nine persnns are mid six othci-s arc in hospital follow- ing Ihe dostrnclion by fire of a longliner i n Newfoundland's Plncentiti Bay Thursday night. Ray Biirkshire of this com- munily, milt's west of St. John's, said he was cruising the area in another longlincr around II p.m. T h n r s d a y when he found the Del Roy in [lames ami picked un four women and two men who were clinging to tho bottom of an overturned dory. Mr. Buriishire said it was dif- ficult U search for the others in the dark. "There was a danger of run- ning someone down and some of the people we had picked up were in pretty bad shape." Mr, Tlurkshire look Hie. survl- voi-s In Arnold's Covo and Ihey were lakcn to hospital nt nearby Conic By Chance. LBj leaves hospital SAN ANTONIO, Tex. Ren- ter) Former president Lyn- don B. Johnson left hospital Thursday for the LBJ ranch, near Austin. His physician said Johnson had suffered from angina pecto- ris, an onset of chest pains with- out an actual heart attack. Johnson was ndmilted to hos- pital on the evening of July 24, complaining of chest pains and nausea. The Del Roy was returning lo Arnold's Cove from n vlsll lo an island In tho bay with the 15 persons aboard. An RCMP spokesman said those missing are from Arnold's Cove. Placenlia, English Har- bour mid St. John's. The spokesman said some were relatives of fishermen spending the summer on Mer- ashcen Island, about 10 miles west of Arnold's Cove and ot.i- ers were friends. One report said the missing included three children. Tho RCMP patrol vessel Stan- doff, a fishery patrol vessel, fishing craft and an RCMP heli- copter were taking part in a search. Some fog was reported. Govt. ready to build mobile homes EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta government is consider- ing direct Involvement In the financing of mobile home larks, Municipal Aflalrs Min- ister Dave Russell said Thurs- day. "Thus the government would be going into the manufactur- ing end of housing in a more active way, the minister said after a closed meeting with of- ficials of the mobile homes in- dustry. The Alberta Housing Corp. recently announced that. loans of up to are available The Alberta Housing Corp. alloted million for loans under its new mortgage scheme for mobile homes. Dan John- sen, immediate past president of the Canadian Mobile Home Manufacturers and Travel Trailers Association said the industry was "generally sur- prised" by the size of the al- lotment. He said he hoped the govern- ment would follow through with its new policy by assisting In the improvement of the total mobile home community. The poor image of owning a mobile home that had predom- inated was passing, largely be- cause of better communities and better parks, Mr. Johnsen said. '20 great years1 remembered by Bennett as vote test uears purchase of a mobile B.C. out Ihe province's mineral Asked if he did not increase of from "We've had 20 great Mr. Bcnnelt said: hat his policies for the regulations. Interest even our worst critics election they (the op- tion of the armed forces at 8 per Premier W. A. bring out a few is- make him unpopular with new provision is that said Thursday after This time one of them Is members of the home builders are nominated to contest resources. Conservative party Mr. loans to construct 30 provincial election opposition only (ells said it was his opinion the constituency of of the story on agonism aroused by P.ussell said that he has said. "There is no direct lad now faded new provisions are the past 31 but we have a quasi- He Is still of the opinion that unification was a correct policy, rhe main problems now con-ronting the armed firces in part to ease Alberta's musing shortage. It would take some of the pressure off conventional homes and make 71-year-old premier was chosen unanimously by about 100 delegates to the and make hundreds of thousands of dollars on our copper and other minerals." He said the government gets because of changes in foreign policy and because inflation homes easier to buy. "People have accepted on criticism per cent of mineral development profits when they exceed duced the purchasing power homes. Our next parlies that tha along with corporation the dollar he to provide attractive Credit government is and sales tax. Spassky goes down to bitter defeat ''This is not championship chess' Trudeau administration when he watched the policies that the prime minister implemented to combat inflation, result in com- plete disortion of the economy and suvere unemployment. Mr. desert dust blows over Atlantic to U.S. MIAMI, Fla. (AP) Dust particles blowing more than miles from Africa's Sa- hara Desert are veiling the skies of much of the southeast- ern United States and the Carib- MOBILE HOME (NIW) MIDWEST MOBIIE HOMES Ulh. Phone 327-1986 Blairmore Ph. 562-2653 bean, meteorologists said Thursday. The haze has per- sisted for two days. Jim Boyd of the Miami office of the National Weather Service said meteorologists at San Juan, Puerto Tlico blame the condi- tion on an easterly wind flow across the Atlantic. "II 's thick enough hi areas across the Atlantic that it collects on aircraft wind- Boyd quoted the San Juan experts as saying. PUBLIC NOTICE PROCLAMATION I, A. C. Anderson, Mayor of the City of Lethbridge, in accordance with a resolution of Council passed under ihe provisions of Seclion 237 of The Municipal Government Acl, do hereby proclaim that MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 1972 IS DECLARED TO BE A CIVIC HOLIDAY williin I he meaning of The Municipal Govrrnment Act nnd thai "Businesses" and "Shops" ns cMincd in tin of Shops" By-Law of the City will require lo be clr.srd on date. Given under my hand thli 20lh dny of July 1972. A. C. ANDERSON Mnyoy REYKJAVIK (AP) Bobby Fischer's chances of winning the world chess crown looked better and better today after So- viet champion Boris Spassky conceded the eighth game In 37 moves. The score now is 5-3 in F'-cher's favor, and he needs or.i.v points to clinch the title. Spassky needs another nine to retain it. "Fischer Is again showing the tremendous force that ruth- lessly swept aside Mark Taima- nov, Bent Larsen and Tigran Steals radio EDMONTON fCP) A sneaky youngster with nerve conned the Exhibition Association out. ol a radio. A boy came to the stage after Lorraine Bablilz of Barrhcad, had her name selected In the Chil- dren's Day draw at the Klondike Days Exhibition. He told officials he was Lor- raine's brother and was picking up her prize. Lorraine showed up a few minules later and advised officials the boy was an im- poslcr. Petroslan In previous international grandmaster Isaac Kashdan said In an analysis of the match. 3 saw Quilt suffering before death KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) Three persons told a coroner's jury Thursday they saw Chll- cotin Indian Fred Quilt in pain the night of Nov. 28, the date members of his family allege Mr. Quilt was jumped on by an RCMP officer. Percy Jeff, his wife Joana and daughter Mary Billy, 13, testified they heard Mr. Quilt say police were responsible for his injury. They said Mr. Quilt was laken to their home on the- Anp.him Deserve, near Alexis Creek, B.C., on Nov. 28 and re- mained their until the following evening Mr. Quilt's wife Christine and sister-in-law Agr.es told the jury last week they saw an of- ficer jump on Mr. Quilt in an incident on Highway 20, be- tween Ihe Anahim reserve and Alexis Creek. Trade Unionist and Friends of Labour We nsk for your support by patronizing the follow- ing Union Houses under contract Ihe under- signed Union. Alexandra Hotel York Hotel Dallas Hotel Garden Hotel Lcthbridge Hotel Marquis Hotel Plainsman Hotel Lethbridge Labour Club Miners Library Club El Rancho fOulridar Boverago Room only) HOTEL AND RESTAURANT EMPLOYEES i BARTENDERS INTERNATIONAL UNION LOCAl NO. 73, LtTHDRIDGE "Based on this game Spassky seems demoralized and unable to cope with the incisive accu- racy of his opponent. Barring a complete reversal of form, Fis- cher's lead is likely to in- crease." The ninth game is set for Sun- day. Thursday's game was Spas- sky's fourth loss in the series, while Fischer has lost only one game and forfeited one. Sixteen more games can be played in the match if neces- sary. A win counts one point and a draw half a point, so Fis- cher could take the crown by holding Spassky to 15 draws. But the Russian must win at least two and draw all the rest. Some experts said Spassky played like B child Thursday, and one, grandmaster Miguel Najdorf of Argentina, com- mented: "This is not champion- ship chess." Fischer's rooks pursued Spas- sky's king relentlessly. When the game ended after nearly four hours, the Russian's pawns were scattered hopelessly. ATTENDANCE CLIMBS EDMONTON (CP) Attend- ance at the Klondike Days ex- position dropped to Thursday on a sunnny day with two thundershowers from on the same day last year. This brought attendance in the eight days of the fair so far to compared with last year after seven days. TAKES A BOW Dome Margot Fonleyn takei a cur- tain call bow with her partner Paul Muslin aT Toronto'l O'Keefe Centre. Dame Margot is a guest performer with Vienna Slate Opera Ballet and performed Romeo ond Juliet pas de deux with Mujlin. (CP Wirephoto) Spitfire 'father dies NOKTHALLERTON. England (AP) The Earl of Swinton, 88, a Conservative politician known as the father of the Spit- fire plane that won the Battle of Britain, died Wednesday. The earl died at Swinton Cas- tle here. Prime Minister Ed- ward heath in a tribute called him a "staunch friend, wise counsellor and a true patriot." Born Philip Lloyd-Greame, later changed his surname to Cunliffe-Llster. He was first elected lo Parliament In 1918 after service in France during the First World War. He became secretary of state for air in 1935 during the expan- sion of the Royal Air Force. It was during tliis period that the Spitfire fighter plane was devel- oped under his direction. Weather and road report SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET H L PRE Lelhbrldgc..... Medicine Hat Pincher Creek PonLciton Calgary Edmonton...... Jasper Coronation Prince George Vancouver Prince Albert Saskatoon...... Yorkton Regina Winnipeg....... Toronto Ottawa Montreal....... St. John's Charlottetown Fredericton..... Minneapolis New York...... Miami Boston Washington San Diego...... San Francisco Las Vegas Rome Paris..... London 87 56 60 54 89 53 75 50 76 50 .12 75 52 .05 78 52 .18 66 57 .08 74 54 77 54 .05 78 57 .06 71 49 72 53 78 56 74 48 74 56 .02 74 58 77 58 .08 56 45 .06 69 59 66 56 68 56 81 65 85 82 76 64 80 70 06 70 71 54 .107 72 Amsterdam...... 66 55 ___90 66 Stockholm.......77 59 FOEECASTS Lelhbridgc-Calgary To- day: Mainly tunny wilh the chance of a late afternoon shower. Highs 75-80. Lows near 55. Saturday! Sunny. Highs near 75. Medicine Hat Today: Sun. ny with chance of a late after- noon Uiundershowers. Highs near 85. Lows near 55. Satur- day: Sunny. Highs near 80. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Fair except for isolated thun- derstorms today, tonight and Saturday. Continued warm. Highs today and Saturday 85 to 95. Lows tonight mostly 50s. West of Continental Divide Mostly fair and warm today and Saturday. Iso- lated thunderstorms mostly north Saturday. Highs today and Saturday 85 to 95. Lows at night 45 to 55. Kootenay, Columbia Today and Saturday: Patches of after- noon cloud in the Columbia dis- trict but otherwise sunny. Highs both days in Ihe mid-80s. Over- night lows around WE WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY Saturday, juiy For Stock GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Plione 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY courn'KSY OF AMA RELAXING Caroline, 15, daughter of Princess Graco (formerly Graco Kelly) and Prince Rainier of Monaco, rdaxtti on a bench In Monaco reconlly. She rrlurnnd homn o year ipent in nn Englinh ichool. (AP WJraptoto) Tht olrl 01 Mt All highways In hriclgo (Jisitict arc dry. Ilio Lclh. bare and Highway I, Trans Canada Highway, bare and dry. POUTS OP KNTI1Y (OpeninR nnd Closing Timo.O: Coultj 94 limirs: Cavway ti a.rn, lo midnight; Dpi llonlla II am. lo p.m.; Ilonscvillc, H.C. a.m. lo midnight; Kingsgalr H.C., 24 hours; Porlhill Jlykerlj n n.m. In midnight; Chid Mountain 7 a.m. la U PAJ Wlldhanw. i ijn. to p.m. ;