Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
THI WTHMID6I KSRAIO News in brief Tremor shakes Managua MANAGUA (AP) An earth i that killed about persons tremor shook this Nicaraguan and destroyed a large part of Provinces toughen consumer shield capital Friday night, causing the city. some alarm but apparently no Police at the town jilotepe, serious damage, authonties about n gouth Man. still is recovering I agua, reported t tremor there from an earthquake last Dec. 231 Friday morning. Police dog finds hashish OTTAWA (CP) An RCMP raid late Friday netted 225 pounds of hashish worth 000 at the dealer level. The drug was uncovered by the alert nose of police dog Xikki in 14 barrels normally used to transport paint pigment, yellow pigment in this particu- lar case. Each barrel weighed 50 pounds and was partly filled with pigment, partly with hash- ish, kept carefully separate in plastic bags. Aside from the size of the haul, Supt. Marcel Satire of the RCMP narcotics division said the drug was unusual in that it was powdered. All other hash- ish seen in this area has been in the form of compressed blocks. Michener named chancellor KINGSTON, Ont. (CP1 Qusen's University announced Friday that Gov. Gen. Roland Michener will become chancel- lor of the university upon the expiration of his term as gov- ernor-general. He will replace Dr. J. E. Stirling, chancellor of Queen's since 1960. Gov. Gen. Michener said he would accept upon the under- standing that he will not be able to take the post until the completion of his duties in Ot- tawa. Insurance man remanded EDMONTON (CP) Albert Jaasma of Vancouver, presi- dent of Cosmopolitan Life As- surance Co.. was remanded to Aug. 14 for preliminary hear- jng when he appeared in pro- vincial court Friday on charg- es of false pretences and issu- ing a false prospectus. Jaasma is charged with issu- ing a false prospectus in con- nection with the sale of shares in Canamera Enterprises Ltd. .and Pap Holdings Ltd. and with false pretences in the sale of shares in Canamera and Seaboard Life Insurance Co. Jaasma also pleadsd not guilty to two charges under the Alberta Securities Act and was remanded to July 30-31 and Aug. 9-10 for trial. University names senators EDMONTON (CP) Four] Edmonton residents and a Cal- gary man have been elected to the University of Alberta Ssn- ate. They are Sally Merchant, Elizabeth Margo Schwab, Joe Kandler, Mary Jane Shaw and D. E. Lewis. Mrs. Merchant is the con- sumer consultant in Alberta for the federal department of consumer and corporate af- fairs, i Elizabeth Schwab has oper- ated a private practice in psy- chiatry in Edmonton since 1963. Mr. Kandler is comptroller and business manager of Healy Ford Center and its as- sociated companies. Mary Jane Snaw has been involved in a great deal of vol- unteer work in Edmonton. Mr. Lewis is the president of the Alberta Chamber of Com- merce. Bankers inspect Alberta OTTAWA (CP) Alberta and the western arctic will come under the scrutiny of a high powered group of bank- ers next week. The Bank of Canada un- nounced Friday that its board of directors and that of its sub- sidiary, the industrial develop- Deaths By THE CANADIAN" PRESS Falls, Thomas, 45, former coach of Smith's Falls Bears hockey club of the Central Junior Hockey League, in a car crash. New Mellon, 94, MODERN INDUSTRIAL RENTALS 1250 1st S. Phons 328-8896 Industrial and Owner Rentals" Lawn Mowers, Lcwn and Fertilizer Spreaders, etc. RENTAL IS YOUR BEST BUY ment bank, will meet in Cal- gary Monday, then leave the next day on a five-day tour of the western arctic. j The stated purpose of the i trip is "to give the directors a first hand view of this area of growing importance to the Canadian economy." mother of art patron Paul Mel- lon and wife of the late oil and banking magnate Andrew Mel- lon. New Kamara- mangalam, India's minister of steel and mines, in a plane crash. New Singh, Indian high commissioner to Australia and former chief min- ister of Punjab state, in a plane crash. Canterbury, B. Lilliam Pheips, 96, one of the last five members of the Can- terbury Shaker religious com- munity and associate elder of I the celibate sect. j Akron, S. Fire- i stone Jr., 75, internationally- 1 known industrialist who became j president of Firestone Tire and I Rubber Co. in 1941. QUEBEC prov- inces have joined forces to toughen up consumer protection legislation and have called on the federal government to get on the bandwagon. At the close of a meeting here, provincial minis- ters of consumer and corporate affairs said in a joint statement Friday the federal government must overhaul its "grossly in- adequate" consumer loan laws. They also called on federal au- thorities to enact legislation to regulate advertising aimed at children and set up a federal- provincial committee to study the possibility of uniform codes of consumer credit advertising and disclosure throughout the country. Such action would dovetail the plans .of provincial minis- ters for concerted efforts to im- prove standards for warranties, collection and use of informa- tion on individuals and improve methods of obtaining and ex- changing information on com- panies. "The meeting was very pro- ductive and will lead to better legislation in all the Alex MacDonald. attorney gen- eral of British Columbia told a news conference. "That's good for Canada." NOT FOR BANKS William Tetley, Quebec minis- ter of financial institutions, companies and co-operatives, and host of the conference, said federal legislation fixing inter- est rates on loans up to has loopholes. He said the Small Loans Act j and the Interest Act do not ap-' ply to banks which have be- come the main source of con- sumer loans and the low rates they impose are not attractive to lending institutions. Such in- stitutions get around the act by insisting on lending more than Since this is an area of fed- eral jurisdiction, Mr. MacDo- nald said the provinces can do nothing about the resulting "victimization" of the public by "usurious rates" particularly in the mortgage field. The ministers "applauded" Quebec's regulation prohibiting false, misleading and exagger- ated advertising aimed at chil- dren or advertising inciting them to buy a product. Quebec is to prepare a report for the other provinces on the pros and cons of its comput- erized central index of com- panies as a means to compile and exchange information on corporations. Another interprovincial con- ference of ministers of con- sumer and corporate affairs is scheduled for next May or June in Alberta. Besides continued inter- provincial contact at the minis- terial and civil service levels, the ministers recommended pe- riodic federal-provincial confer- ences on consumer and corpo- rate affairs. Car-truck mishap 'bad one' EDMONTON (CP) Three men were Wiled and two wo- men, seriously injured Friday in a collision between a gravel truck and a car in which both vehicles skidded down a six- foot embankment. Thomas Bishop, 43, of Ed- monton, driver of the truck, died when pinned under the wreckage on Highway 14 about 10 miles east of Edmonton. Elmer Erickson, 54, of Noble- ford, and his 65-year-old broth- er Clarence of Edberg, also were killed. Elmer Erickson was the driver of the car. Elmer's wife. May, 53, and Clarence's wife, Jane, 63, were reported in serious condition in hospital here. Police and wrecking crews sawed through the door and roof of the car to remove the bodies. The women were taken to the University Hospital. The truck driver was pinned under his overturned vehicle and wrecking crews pulled it upright to release him. "This is a real bad said investigating RCMP Con- table John Edwards. Auto premium cut sought EDMONTON (CP) The automobile insurance industry in Alberta has been asked to come up -with proposals to re- duce high premiums for driv- ers under 25 years of age. The request was made by the Alberta automobile insur- ance board, which feels action should be taken on "very high" premiums for under-25 drivers and that company investment income should be taken into account in establishing insur- ance rates. Six seamen die in N.Y. collision Burning ships Smoke rises early Saturday morning from a United States container ship (left) and a Belgian tanker which collided in New York Harbor near the Verazzano Bridge. NEW YORK (AP) A United States container vessel rammed into a Belgian tanker early today in New York Har- bor near the Verrazano-Nar- rows Bridge, setting both ships ablaze in a series of explosions. Authorities reported at least six seamen dead, including the captain of the American ship Sea Witch. More than 20 were reported injured among 68 known survivors. Four crew members were listed as miss- ing. The suspension bridge at the harbor's entrance was closed temporarily when the burning ships drifted underneath, with flames leaping hundreds of feet into the sky over the strait be- tween Brooklyn and Staten Island. Police said the dead captain, William Patterson of Clifton, N.J.. apparently suffered a heart attack after the collision. Fireboats and police launches cut through a flaming oil slick to rescue crew members from the container ship and the 699- foot tanker Esso Brussels. A survivor from the Sea Witch, David Bracy, 31, of Bar Harbor, Me., in the engine room at the time of the colli- sion, said: "I think we lost our steering gear." STOOD ON BURNING DECK Bracy, who suffered arm bums, said crew members clus- tered at a spot on the ship's afterdeck before being rescued by a fireboat. Another crew member aboard the American ship, Michael O'Connor, 20, of West Orange, N.J., said: "There were flames on the ship and in the couldn't jump. Some of us were trapped in a pas- sageway." Cook Joseph Degreve, 43, of Belgium said he was asleep be- low in the tanker when he was awakened by the collision and ran on deck. "I saw the fire all around me. I jumped into the lifeboat." The lifeboat was lowered safely, but its motor failed to start. "The flames were all around the lifeboat I thought: 'I will die.' He then jumped into the wa- ter. "I swam for my life. The wind was good. It was pushing the fire away." Breakfast Saigon style SAIGON (Reuter) When Canada's chief dele- gate went to tell the Viet Cong's Provisional Revolu- tionary Government (PRG) about his country's decision to withdraw from the Inter- rational Commission of Control and Supervision, he was invited to breakfast. But there was some con- fusion, Michel Gauvin ex- plained Wednesday. "The PRG chief delegate, Maj.-Gen. Hoang Ann Tuan. asked me to breakfast and asked me what I would like. I said I wanted fried eggs sunny side up. There some trouble in interpreting the words 'sunny side up.' In the end they gave me beer." Weather and road report SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET H L Pre Stanfield quote haunts Tory bilingual amendment Broadcast WE'VE MOVED We era now located in our new premises at 2628-2nd Ave. N. (North of Govf. Elevators) We invite all our friends and U in and inspect ntw prcmiMi. LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR FOR GRAINMASTER, RENN-CUPIT DIETRICH'S TRUCK EQUIPMENT 8USINISS PHONE 328-3254 RESIDENCE PHONf services lacking CALGARY The fed- i eral government should not ex- ercise exclusive jurisdiction over communications policies, including those on telecom- munications, broadcasting and cable television, provincial and communications ministers de- clared Friday. A statement issued at a news conference after the second provincial com munications ministers meeting said the ministers agreed that "provin- cial governments possess sub- stantial responsibilities in all aspects of communications." Exclusive federal jurisdic- tion over communications pol- icies has failed to meet region- al needs and priorities. In the case of British Columbia, "Ot- tawa has not been sufficiently concerned with services in hinterland B.C. Public Works Minister William Hart- ley said. The ministers "didn't agree on the ways of approaching the problem." said Alberta Tele- phones Minister Roy Farran, chairman of the two-day meet- ing. Assistants get pay hike EDMONTON (CP) An in- crease in the amount of money paid to graduate students serv-; ing assistantships at the Uni- j versity of Alberta has been ap- j proved by the board of gov- ernors. students perform certain teaching and research duties for members of academic staff. The board Friday approved a 5.5 per cent increase in the which will take effect Sept. 1 and serve for the 1973-74 academic year. Minimum assislantships of will be raised to Jl.BM white tlw maximum level cf. raised K> OTTAWA (CP) Old words came back to haunt Opposition Leader Hobert Stantield Friday as the minority Liberal govern- ment rejected his proposal to embody public sendee bili- ngualism principles in the Offi- cial Languages Act. Communications Minister Ge- rard Pelletier. combing through Commons debates before the act was adopted in 1969, quoted the Conservative leader as say- ing language legislation was un- necessary because a clearly-de- fined set of principles would be more effective. The rejection left in doubt a Conservative amendment to a resolution moved by Prime Minister Trudeau that asks the Commons to endorse the gov- (eminent bilingualism program j for the public service. The Social Credit Party has said it will vote against the Conservative proposal and, while the New Democrats have yet to decide, NDP House Leader Stanley Knowles said Friday he is personally skcpti- cal about it. All parties but Social Credit have said they will vote for the main resolution when it comes to a vote, probably next week. But several individual Con- servatives, including former prime minister John Diefenba- ker, are expected to jump party ranks and vote with Social Credit. Mr. Diefenbaker said his vote would be a protest against ''the malad- ministration" of the Official Languages Act. "My speech Monday will not require any Mr. Diefenbaker said outside the Commons. "I could be alone, but I have beeen alone before. "And I believe I will be speaking from the heart of the average Canadian who won't have an opportunity to speak before the vote is called." FLEXIBILITY WANTED Mr. Pelletier said principles designed to make the public service functionally bilingual by 1973 should not be bound by the constraints imposed by legisla- tion. Instead, the government should be free to operate fle- xibly and make changes as cir- cumstances warrant. Social Credit MPs tned for a second time Friday to introduce a motion that would prepare the way for parallel English and French administrative units throughout the entire public service. The bid was ruled out of or- der on procedural grounds but Acting Speaker Prosper Boula- nger said it could be reconsid- ered once the Conservative amendment has been voted on. A similar Social Credit motion was ruled out of order Thurs- day. Social Credit MPs are op- posed to the principles outlined by the government, arguing they could be interpreted so broadly the cause of bilingual- .f ism would be harmed rather than helped. COOLING SYSTEMS For Any Size Home or Building FREE ESTIMATES Coolerator Window Coolers Manufactured by MtGraw-ldiion 3000 B.T.U. 165.60 8000 E.T.U. 223.20 6000 t.T.U. 178.80 B.T.U. 289.20 LARGER SIZES AT THE SAME LOW PRICES CHARLTON HILL LTD- YOUR AIR CONDITIONING CENTRE 1267-2 AVENUE S. PHONf 320-3388 Helicopter crash kills three men YELLOWKNIFE, N. W. T. (CP) Three Ontario resi- dents were killed Wednesday in a helicopter crash about miles north of Edmonton, it was learned today. Victims were identified as pilot Oliver Kingdon of Brant- ford, engineer Gower Brownell of Toronto and Robert Craig of Carp, a passenger. Mr. Craig was a cook with Bradley Air Services. The Bell G-47 helicopter own- ed Dominion Helicopters was on a flight to the weather sta- tion and air strip at Eureka on Ellesmere Island when the ac- cident took place. The flight started at an outlying camp. Lcthbridge 65 46 .20 Pincher Creek 64 35 .13 Medicine Hat.....65 43 Grande Prairie 60 43 Edmonton 60 37 Banff............ 53 38 .02 Calgary.........59 41 .15 Victoria......... 58 39 Penticton .........52 42 Prince George 53 42 .04 Kamloops ........61 47 .02 Vancouver .......58 41 Saskatoon ........62 46 .02 Regina 73 44 Winnipeg .........76 57 Toronto 72 45 .01 Ottawa 70 41 Montreal.......69 37 New York.......78 63 .09 Chicago......... 81 66 Washington 80 58 Miami ......84 77 Los Angeles ......66 59 Phoenix .........93 65 Las Vegas........82 59 Denver.......... 77 47 .01 Rome 81 54 Paris ............60 48 London 70 50 Amsterdam...... 57 46 Brussels 61 54 Madrid 84 55 Moscow ..........70 54 Stockholm ........64 50 Tokyo........... 66 61 Carpet Dirty? PHONE 328-2853 steam Corpot CUonirtft Ltd. FORCEAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat- Calgary Few clouds to- night, lows 40 45, sunny Saturday, isolated afternoon showers, highs 55-60. Out- look for Sunday sunny, little change in temperature. Columbia Kootenay Today clouding over this mor- ning. A few afternoon and eve- ning showers with the chance of isolated thunderstorms. Sun- day sunny with afternoon and evening cloudy periods and showers in eastern areas. Cool. Highs today and Sunday around 60. Lows tonight 35 to 40. MONTAXV East of Continental Divide- Partly cloudy today and Sun- day with scattered showers most sections and isolated thunderstorms extreme east- ern portion this afternoon. Chance of strong gusty winds arid possible hail with thunder- storms. Showers decreasing Sunday. Cooling trend continu- ing. Highs today 60s. Lows to- night 40s. Highs Sunday 55 to 65. West of Continental Divide- Cloudy with scattered showers today and Sunday. Showers in- creasing Sunday. Continued cool. Highs both days 60s. Lows tonight 30s. GEHL 99 HI-THROW BLOWER FOR BLOWING INTO THOSE TALL SILOS GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 1 reported bare and dry. Widening of one mile section of Highway No. 3 east of Fort Macleod is in progress. All remaining highways are in good driving condition. PORTS OP ENTRY (Opening and Closing Aden 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Carway 6 a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Coutts 24 hours; Del Bcru'ta 8 am. to 9 p.m.: Kingsgate 34 hours; Porthill Rykcrts 8 a.m. to midnight; Wikl Horse B a.m. to 5 n m. lafutn Pass 7 a m. to 10 p m.; June t ftmeevilto 8 a.m. to midnight.