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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridqe Herald VOL. LXVI No. 194 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JULY 3D, 1973 PRICE 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 16 PAGES All rails blocked: grain may move VANCOUVER (CP) Traffic on Canada's two major rail- ways was at a standstill for the third consecutive day today as non-operating employees contin- ued their strike .which began Saturday. More than non-oper- ating employees of Canadian National Railways and CP Rail went on strike in British Columbia, Alberta, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories in the second of a series of re- gional strikes. The strike was scheduled to end at midnight tonight.- Meanwhile, the railways were waiting to hear from the unions on manpower requirements for transporting grain to West Coast ports during the strike. Representatives of the rail- ways have told union officials what was needed to transport the grain and were waiting this morning for the unions' reply. The unions have said they would make exceptions during their rotating strikes to move grain shipments. CP Air makes latest offer State funeral final tribute to St. Laurent By THE CANADIAN PBESS CQMPTON, Que. Louis St. Laurent was honored with the pomp of a state funeral Saturday, then came home for the last time to this peaceful little commun- ity wlrere he was bora 91 years ago.; Church bells toilel in counter-point to motorcycle sirens when the long funeral cortege arrived in brfl- liam sunshine from Quebec City, having passed through towns and villages on the way to permit citizens a final farewell to their 12th prime minister. The cadenced thunder of the 19-gun salute, the toll- ing of the bells at the old Quebec Basilica and the clatter of a guard of honor presenting arms marked Canada's final tribute lo the man who was Liberal prime miaiiter between 1948 and 1957. Governor General Roland Michener and Mrs. Mich- ener attended the funeral. John Diefenbaker, the form- er Progressive Conservative prime minister who defeat- ed Mr. St. Laurent, was prominenent among the mourners. Prime Minister Trudeau read a passage from the Book of Wisdom and the prayer of the faithful was lead by Gerald Fauteux, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Mr. St. Laurent's body was borne through the narrow, wiadiap streets of ths fortified Upper Town of Quebec in a black heaise drawn by six horses. The red-coated RCAlP pallbearers moved at the slow march just behind the huge glass panelled ve- hicle. Behind them, in turn, came about 50 honorary pall- bearers, led by Mr. Trudeau and including Senator Mur- iel MacQueen Ferguson, Speaker of the Senate. A guard of bor.or of Ibe Royal 22nd Regiment moved in two contingents to precede and follow the funeral procession. Police estimated the crowj at the basilica at ap- proximately 5.000 and at least 2.000 witnessed the trans- fer of the coffin to a motor hearse ard the departure of the procession for Compton, Charred remains of Lakers' home could be rebuilt next summer. in damages from Stadium blaze Arson has not been ruled out in a mysterious early Sunday morning fire that destroyed the wooden, grandstand at Hender- son Lake Stadium. Damage is estimated at Lethbridge Fire Chief Wilf Russell told The Herald today the cause of the fire is "mys- terious we can't really tell but arson is one possibil- ity. The stadium, built in the late 1990s, is used for high school football games, minor league football and minor league base- ball. It is also the home of the Lethbridge Lakers who this week are scheduled to start a three-game playoff series with the Calgary Giants. The grandstand is insured at replacement cost but city offi- cials estimate it will take sev- eral days to fully determine the extent of damage and the cost of replacing the wooden struc- ture. Fire units from three stations answered the call about a.m. Sunday and had the blaze under control within 13 min- utes. Fire Chief Wilf Russell said today the stadium wasv "half burnt" by the time firemen reached the fire. Bob Bartlett, director of com- munity services for the city, told The Herald after an in- surance company has exam- ined the damage the be cleared, fenced aad rary bleachers will be set up. "It's a big loss for recre- ational programming. There's no way we can have it rebuilt by fall. We're looking at it for next spring and he said. A replacement stadium will probably have expanded seat- ing capacity and will likely be made of concrete, Mr. Bartlett said. Until the debris is cleared, spotting activity hi the city will grind to a halt, as there is really no other place in the city for it, he said. The Lakers are still planning to open their playoff series in town; Wednesday when they the Calgary .Giants. Lakers' president Reno lizzi said the .city hz> portable bleachers seating The ball dub has received an offer from the Lethbridge Ex- hibition board to provide addi- tional bleachers. There is.a fear that trans- formers operating the stadium lights may have been destroyed in the fire. Mr. Lizzi said the city has replacements in stock and the lighting system could be repaired in a day. VANCOUVER (CP) CP Air president John Gilmer said to- day his airline would offer striking members of the Inter- national Association of Machin- ists (IAM) tiie same settlement reached recently with machin- ists at Air Canada. He said statements by the un- ion that the airline is unwilling to work toward a settlement "on the same basis that was negotiated hi the recent dispute with Air Canada" are "untrue." He said that CP Air is pre- pared to offer the "identical settlement made by Air Can- have asked-a total-package increase of 22 per cent over 25 months with im- provements in holidays -and pension plan as well as a re- duced work week. Air Canada machinists got a 16-per-cent settlement. CP Air's machinists, walked off the job last Wednes-. day after last minute negotia- tions' broke off. Supervisory personnel have been pressed into service -and the airline has been managing WEEKEND JAIL RIOTS ERUPT IN ITALY, V.S. Astronauts fix Skylab 2 leak Inside Classified 14-16 13 Comment......4 District........3 Family........ II Local News 9, 30 Markets ___ 8 Sports ......5, 6 Entertainment 7 TV............7 Weather........2 LOW TONIGHT 55, HIGH TUESDAY Ml; SUNNY, HOT HOUSTON (AP) The Sky-- lab 2 astronauts, hoping to shake the effects of motion sick- ness with a slow and easy day, interrupted their sleep today to African mystery NAIROBI, Kenya Ugandan President Idi Arain's plans for the Commonwealth conference opening in Ottawa Thursday remained a mystery today, although other East Afri- can nations have all announced their delegations. President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania is thus far the only East African head of slate known Jo plan to go to Ottawa. Kenya and Zambia are to send tiheir vice-presidents, Daniel Arap Moi of Kenya and Manna Chona of Zambia. Amin indicated earlier this year that be would like V> at- tend the Ottawa deliberations but there has been no announce- ment to IMs effect from Kam- pala. track down and stop a tiny leak in their orbiting station. Then, with an indication they were feeling better, they went back to bed until mid-morning on the third day of their planned 59 days hi space. "Sony you were so rudely awakened." Mission Control told Alan Bean, Dr. Owen Gar- riott and Jack Lousma after the leak was stopped. "Hope you're feeding better." "I think replied Garriot "But we're going back to bed for awhile. "We got to bed late last night and only have bad about six hours rest. So we'll probably get a couple more." Flight surgeons said Sunday they expected all three astro- nauts to recover today from the seasickness-like illness as they adapt to weightlessness. The illness, mainly queasiness of the stomach, has delayed ac- tivation of the space station and postponed a space walk to Wednesday from Tuesday. Mission control detected a slight leak in the nitrogen-oxy- gen gas pressurization system in the station about 2 a.m. EOT. It was not serious enough to wake the crew and ground controlled it by re- motely feeding new gas into the McALESTER, Okla. (AP) An-observer looked around at the rubble that was once thtf Oklahoma state penitentiary and muttered: "It's a hell of a way to get a new prison." A weekend riot saw 23 per- sons held hostage, at least two convicts killed, 17 prisoners and three guards injured and the prison mostly destroyed. Dam- age from fires set by the con- victs was estimated to be be- .tween million and mil- lion. National Guard troops and po- lice gained complete control of the prison by Sunday afternoon, and officials found themselves faced with the problem of where to put the 1.750 prisoners in what little remains of the in- stitution. Security was a major concern because the convicts destroyed the cell block locking system. Since the only structures left relatively intact were the ad- ministration building and cell blocks, a military field mess was brought in to fesd the con- victs. Meanwhile, the search contin- ued through the rubble for any additional dead or injured. ROME (Reuter) Tension gripped prisons throughout Italy today as a long, hot summer exploded in a chain reaction of violence and unrest. After the worst outbreak of .prison violence in its 92-year history, Rome's Queen of Hea- ven prison was hi ruins. It was wrecked in a 26-hour riot that led to unrest and revolt in jails in scattered parts of the coun- try. In one of the revolts, at Vel- letri jail outside Rome, a pris- oner was shot in the leg by po- lice Sunday as about 20 convicts clambered onto the roof of the prison. about 43 percent of its regular flights. A spokesman said today that all flights on the reduced sched- ule have been leaving with only minor delays. Licences could be 'removed9 NEW YORK (AP) Kath- arine Graham, publisher of the Washington Post, says the li- cences of two Florida television stations owned by her company have been challenged because of the paper's role in helping expose the Watergate scandal. Asked by Barbara Walters on the NBC Today show whether she felt the government had ap- plied any pressure on the news- paper during the Watergate in- vestigation, Mrs. Graham re- plied: "Yes. of course. We had, right after the election was over, two stations with four challenges." Mrs. Graham said the li- cences for WPLG in Miami and WJXT in Jacksonville are still under challenge by Nixon ad- ministration "supporters" and "sympathizers." The strikers include porters, office and station staff, track maintenance workers, signal- men and trucking and 'tele- communications employees. The work stoppage is to back contract demands for em- ployees across the country. The unions are seeking a 53- cent hourly 13.9 per cent the first year of a two-year contract, and 13 cents more in the second year. The companies have offered seven per cent in the first year and 6.5 in the second. Southern Alberta's ing rail employees, and 225 workers laid off by CP rail be- cause of the strike, will be "ready; willing and able" to re- turn to their jobs at midnight. The three-day rotating strike by the Associated Non-operat- ing Railway Unions is sched- uled to end in the Pacific Re- gion at midnight today for Alberta CP Rail, CP Transport and CP Telecommunications workers. Frank Barba, co-chairman of the Lethbridge strike commit' tee, said pickets would con- tinue until the midnight dead- line and then crews would be ready for work. Fewer pickets manning the positions at the railway sta- tion and CP Telecommunica- tions, CP Transport, Alberta Stockyards and the entrances to the roundhouse during the weekend. Mr. Barba said the pickets would be "en force" for the fi- nal three-hour shift at mid- night. Since today is the first nor- mal workday for Southern Al- berta businesses since the strike started, the amount of freight backed up has been minimal, Mr. Barba said. He said any freight not moved since the strike started would likely be moved out as soon as possible. Linda Shewcbuk, public rela- tions officer for CP Rail at Cal- gary said today the company will try to resume normal op- erations in the Pacific Region as soon as possible and "wait for the next strike. "We don't know where that's going to be yet We have to stand by and wait." CP Rail's position is that any- body who was working up to 6 a.m. Saturday, at the start of the rotating strike in the Pa- cific Region, will be called back to work. There will be no layoffs, Miss Shewchuk said. ICCS 'padding' now critical halted arrest of Rose9 TORONTO (CP) The Star says Quebec Provincial police were in a position to pick up separatist Paul Rose and sur- round the kidnappers' probable hideout several days before Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte was found murdered Oct. 17, J970. The newspaper, in a Montreal ftory, says severaJ persons con- nected wiUi the case since have said that an order not to arrest Rose came from the provincial cabinet level Rose, 30, his brother, Jac- ques, and Francis Simard were captured Dec. 28 and later con- victed, along with Bernard Lor- tJe. on various charges relating to Mr. Laporte's murder and kidnapping. The Star quotes Michael Cote, director of tibe CSty of Montreal legal department, as saying in an interview that city police connected Rose with the kidnap car within 48 hours. The newspaper also says that a Montreal police informant claims the Montreal anti-terror- ist squad had" been -watching Rose closely for two years and bad located his hideout bun- galow four months before the kidnapping. In addition, a separatist radi- cal, who was interrogated by police in the summer of 1970, toJd the newspaper he bad been asked about the street where the bungalow is situated. New York Times Service SAIGON The International Commission of Control and Su- pervision is bankrupt and has accumulated debts of more than authoritative commission sources say. The commission's financial crisis is so acute, officials fear, that unless enormous new funds are forthcoming soon, some es- sential services provided by private contractors, including helicopters, electric power and Vietnamese staff help may be cut Such action could para- lyze the peacekeeping body, whose effectiveness has already been badly impaired by bitter political divisions and Canada's withdrawal Sunday. Compounding the commis- sion's fiscal problems, commis- sion sources assert, several delegations have taken advant- age of lay accounting regula- tions to submit a variety of in- flated expense statements that range from high living to out- right padding of the bills. Minutes of the meeting at the commission's budget was discussed, for example, show the Polish delegation charged to cover the rent for its ambassador's vil- lage. Bat the actual rent for the tillage, which is owned by the Soutli Vietnamese government, is a nominal fee of a month or a year, according to tbe A copy of the minutes was made available to The New York Times. In another instance reported in the record of the budget meeting, the Hungarian delega- tion billed the commission for "rest and recreation" ex- penses for each of its 290 mem- bers, with a total expenditure Of No other delegation, however, charged more than a man. Commission informants said much of the Hungarians' money was used to purchase personal radios and tape recorders for the HiEigarian delegates. Canada has paid more than minion of its delegates' ex- penses, including all air travel costs, betel bills, charges for office equipment aad re- cently the a day food al- lowance every commission member is given. Sttn and About town TVATURE LOVERS Al Cue, 1 15, and his brother, Chris, 13, from north Van- couver spending Sunday af- ternoon in Southern Alberta catching frogs Another water baby. 30-year-old Cfcris- tjnc Dnfrcsnc of .Montreal being introduced to Wdterton Lake against bar wifl. ;