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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD Mondoy, July 31, 1972 Earthquake rocks Alaska JUNEAU, Alaska (M'l A major earthquake rocked south- east Alaskn Sunday, aulhor- llies said il was forLunatc Lhal no tsunami, or tidal wave, was general eel. A spokesman .Tor the seismo- logical oliserviilory in Palmi'i1, Alaska, said a sea wave from the quake, centred about SO miles off tlic coast, would have inumlaleu1 the (own a( Sitka be- fore an alarm could be sounded. "ft would have been right on the spokesman said. ''It normally takes us about 10 min- utes to gel the warning out." The quake registered 7.3 on the, nichtor lo generate H tsunami under cer- tain lo ihu National Earthquake Centre in Boulder, Colo. II was Uie strongest earth tremor recorded in Alaska since n tremor seven years ago in the Aleutian Is- lands. Residents protest shooting of youllt Calm restored to riot-torn town STE. THERESE, Que. (CP) Calm was restored early today to this riot-torn commun- ity, a few hours after Mayor Rene Robert read the riot act to about persons roaming the fitreets and smashing windows In protest over the fatal shoot- ing Friday night of a 16-year- and several store windows with empty beer and soft drink bot- tles, bricks and stones. Andre Vassard was shot and killed after being chased by two policemen. Police said the youth was standing wilh a group of friends in a small park next to the po- old boy by a policeman. lien station before Ilie incident Sunday marked the second j occurred. One young man walked into night in a row that bands ot youths pelted the police station itation and told Sgt. Robert ON GUARD Elia Goulet, father of Andre Goulet, e constable with Ihe St. Therese, Quebec, police, sit> in his living room flanked by rifles Sunday after almost people threw bottles and rocks or his house Sat- urday after a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed by his son. Headline on newspaper on his right is "They want to Lynch." (CP Wirephoto) Spock heads party ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) Dr Benjamin M. Spock was elected the People's Party presidential candidate Saturday at the par- ly's first national convention. Julius Hobson, a black educa- tionist from Washington, was selected as the vice-presidential nominee of the liberal splinter party. The nominations were ap- proved after a number of dele- gates walked off the eonvenlion floor because they could not put the name of Senator George S. M c G o v e r n, Ihe Democratic presidential candidate. The delegates complained thai, the convention was not as open as it should have been. The convention approved n number of platform planks, in- cluding free and adequate health care, a minimum yearly income of for a family of four, an end to American mili- lary influence in Southeast Asia, worker and consumer control of industry at the local level, am- nesty for draft registers and military deserters, a 30-hour work week and legalization of marijuana. K tic J MOVING, PICKUP, HAULING DELIVERY ANYTIME EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS PHONE 327-5087 OR 328-3983 Unemployment Assurance- insurance chomage r Canada Canada WE HAVE MOVES... TO: 445 Mayor Magrath Drive Holiday Village Complex Arnaud that someone was sell- ing hashish to other teen-agers. Sgt. Ai'naud walked out of the station with the young man who pointed to Vassard saying, that's him." The sergeant, standing in the station doorway, beckoned to the youlh and Vassard started walking towards him, Sgt. Ar- nnud said in his report. But, when the boy was a few feet from the sergeant, he turned and ran away wilh the sergeanl in pursuit, Constable Andre Goulet, less .ban two years on the force, joined in Ihe chase. The constable, who has been suspended from the force until an Inquiry has beer, completed, was temporarily off duty, not laving completed his dinner break. He had taken off his tie and was not wearing his cap. The chase led to a dead-end laneway. When constable Goulel reached It he stopped, fired a shot in the air and said: 'Stop, or we'll shoot." After the warning, Const. oulet, service revolver in land, jumped over a three-foot wire fence separating the lane- way and a parking lot. The official police report states that as the officer landed on the other side of the fence, his knees buckled. As he rose from the crouch position to continue the chase Nis "muscles tightened up1 and ills gun went off unintentionally. 17 miners die in coed mine fire BRISBANE, Australia (Reu- ler) Seventeen miners died in a coal mine disaster today as they attempted to seal off a fire in a shaft. Two powerful gas explosions rocked the Box Flat mine at Ipswich, 20 miles west of here, causing cave-ins. Nine injured miners were taken to hospital and the bodies of three men were found near the name's pit- head. Fourteen men were trapped in Iho mine 900 feet underground when the explosions occurred. Bulldozers sealed all mine shafts because of the danger of additional explosions. A mine spokesman said a [ire had broke out Sunday and the 14 men were members of a mine rescue and fire fighting team attempting to seal it off when Uie explosions occurred, Fishing mishap claims life of 'Hat man MEDICINE HAT (CP) Ed- gar Draudson, 65, of Medicine Hat drowned Saturday whiia fishing in Reesor Lake, 40 miles south of this southern Alberta city. A non-swimmer, Mr. Draud- son fell from a boat into the lake and drowned in 15 feet of water. Douglas Picken of Red- cliffe, Alia., a companion and also a non-swimmer, managed to make it to shore. RCMP said there were r.o life jackets in (he boat. Mr. Draudson's body was re- covered by skindivers a few hours after the accident. The earthquake, which devas- tated Anchorage In 19G5 regis- tered (t 5 on the richler scale. In Sitka, a seaside community of persons about 100 miles south of Juucau, officials said buildings swayed and cars bounced on city streuls, but no .serious damage or injuries were reported. Lesser tremors were felt in Ketchikan to the souUi and in Juncau, A spokesman for the Palmer Observatory, operated by the National Oceanic and Atmos- pheric Administration, said the Lremor probably occurred along the Fairwpather fault, a source of disastrous quakes in the past, "It's amazing Sitka didn't get heavy said a spokes- man for the boulder observa- tory. "It's fortunately located, I guess." A tsunami warning was Issued for a section of the Alaskan coaslline. from Ketchi- around the Gulf of Alaska :o Kodiak, urging the evacua- tion of low-lying areas. The warning was cancelled 30 min- utes later, after it was deter- mined that a sea wave had not been generated. A coast guard spokesman in Jnneau said the only apparent sea was a sort of "con- fused w h i t e o s p" throughout Alaskan waters. 24 killed In iveekend accidents By The Canadian Press At least 24 people were killed In accidents on the prairies during the weekend, 12 by drowning. A Canadian press survey from 6 p.m. Friday l.o mid- night Sunday night, local times, showed Manitoba with 12 deaths, including four peo- ple who drowned in the Berens River area in northwestern Manitoba. Their names were not released. Saskatchewan re- ported seven deaths and Alber- ta five. In Alberta, Edgar Draudson, 65. of Medicine Hat dromied Saturday in Reesor Lake, 40 miles south of Medicine Hat when a small boat overturned while he was fishing. Michael George Eliuk and Michael Ralph Brassard, both 15 and both of Leduc, drowned in Saunders Lake, 15 miles south of Edmor.ton. Beulah Standing Alone, 41, was killed when she was hit by a car Saturday near Leth- bridge. Garry Nedham, 16, of was fatally injured in a motor- cycle-car collision on highway 1A six miles east of Calgary. OPEHA SINGER DIF.S Helen Traiihrl, above, famed Wagnerian soprano, has died in SI. John's hospital in Sanla Monica, Cal., of an apparent heart attack. (AP Wirephoto) Community Summer Program Presents: THREE DAY CAMP-OUT AT CAMP IMPEESA Far boyt and girli 8-12 yean old. Dalev August 9, 10, and 1 1. Cosl: is for Ihe day; which includes Food, lodging, and Transportation lo and from camp. R jistrations: will be taken until Friday, August A, nt the Day Camp Site in the norlh east corner of Han- Hcrson Park by large orange Irailor. Maximum registration will be forty young people. Activilieii Will includo canoeing, swimr.iing, hiking, crafts, and campfire events. Bring; sleeping bag, warm clothes, nnocl shoos, swimming suit and lowcl, personal ilemj, flashlight and other suitable camping equipment. Throo Duy Camping Trip ot iho Camp Impeeia For moro Information call Community Summor Program nl 338.0876 Kidnap victim tells of ordeal TORNADO DAMAGE A mother and her two child- ren werft Injured during the weekend when a tornado ripped their farm home from Its foundation In the Bawlf district of Alberta, 60 miles southeast of Edmonton. Connie 28, her daughter, Linda, one, and her son, Robbie, 4, are recovering in hospital in Carnrose. (CP Wirephoto) Tornado damage in the thousands BAWLF, Alts.