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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIOOE HERALD Friday, June 8, 1973 News in brief Humphrey vote promoter fined NEW YORK (AP) Finan- cier John Loeb was fined ?3.000 Thursday for persuading em- ployees to contribute to Senator Hubert Humphrey's 1972 presi- dential campaign and then reimbursing them. Federal Judge John Canella imposed no prison term on the 70-year-old senior partner in the Wall Street investment firm of Loeb, Rhoades and Co. He could have been sentenced to three years. "I can only repeat that the violation was totally innocent and Loeb told the judge about the disguised con- tributions. It was the first prosecution of a campaign donor under a fed- I eral law that became effective 1 April 7, 1972. ''Firesale9 prices admitted by Lang By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Western Cana- Defeatecl candidate shot dead CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) Major B. Cpxson, recently de- feated candidate for mayor of Camden, N.J.. was shot to death in his home early this morning, police report. Police said his wife and children were shot and ounded. A spokesman for the Cherry Hill Medical Centre said they were shot in the head. The spokesman, who talked with Coxson's injured son, said the boy told of being ordered to lie on the floor of their Cherry Hill mansion at about 4 a.m. The spokesman said the boy did not identify the gunmen. Public health nurses win hike CALGARY (CP) An agree- ment has been reached between the city and its 83 public health nurses on a new contract giv- ing the nurses 24.7-per-cent sal- ary increases over three years, it was announced today. Eleanor Jepson of the Alber- ta Association of Registered Nurses said the nurses slopped picketing at city hall Thursday, ending the seven-day strike. -year term for Papadoponlos ATHENS (AP) The Greek government today anounced the form cf the country's new political system and said the president will be elected directly by the people for a seven-year term without the right of re-election. Greece became a presidential republic June 1 after Premier George Papadopoulos abolished the 142-year-old monarchy and became provisional president. An announcement today said j the president will exercise the I powers of choosing the premier and 20 of the 200-member par- liament. 31yinpic stamps bill for MPs OTTAWA (CP) bm the government hopes will help raise million to help fi- nance the 1976 Olympic games at Montreal is to be introduc- ed in the commons today, trea- sury board president C. N. Drury said Thursday. The bill would permit the gov- ernment to issue commemora- tive coins and stamps, profits from which would be given to the games. Recover bodv LAC LA BICHE (CP) Poiice said Robert drowned May 19 at Heart Lake, man when ths boat capsized, about 35 miles nortli of here. The other man was saved. 21 million bushels shipped CALGARY (CP) A record ia longshoreman's strike for a carloads containing 21 few weeks at the start of the million bushels of export grain was shipped from Calgary to Vancouver during May, Cana- dian Pacific Railway an- lounced here. This broke the previous monthly record set in Novem- ler, 1972, when cars were unloaded at Vancouver, A. I. vornbrock, assistant transpor- .ation superintendent, said in a arepared news release. Over all movement of grain uas up by 11 per cent over the .ame period last year despite dian MPs ganged up on Justice Minister Otto Lang in the House ol Commons Thursday charging that the Canadian Wheat Board has been selling farmers' wheat at "firesale" prices. At one point during the noisy debate. Jack Homer (PC- Crowfoot) suggested that farmers should refuse to deliver any more wheat to the board in the current crop year because next year prices would be about 50 cents a bushel higher than now. Mr. Lang, minister in charge cf the board, admitted that some farmers have already de- cided on that action but he sug- gested the difference in price would not be quite as high as Mr. Horner suggested. Amid hoots and jeers from Opposition benches and desk- thumping applause from gov- ernment benches, Mr. Lang fought off attacks from Con- servative and New Democratic MPs who charged that the board had foolishly entered into longterm contracts and sold wheat at prices far below what could have been obtained. Jack Murta Man.) revealed that in the first quarter of this year wheat was being shipped to Russia at an average price of a bushel and to China at a bushel v.hen the board's own asking price from Vancouver was a bushel. Mr. Lang at first tried to sidestep the issue, pointing out that it was not customary to comment on specific prices. The board liked to keep these secrets as a matter of "com- mercial practice." However, after Mr. Murta pointed out that he had obtained the information from a Statis- tics Canada official publication, Mr. Lang more or less admitted Russia and China were getting wheat at those prices but he stressed that the prices were the best that could be obtained at the tima the contracts were negotiated. The Saskatchewan MP said Opposition members would have been "completely unfor- gh ing" if the board had turned a own chances to sell wheat to the two countries and let Can- ada's competitors win the con- tracts instead. Speaker Lucien Lamoureux, who had to call for order sev- eral times during the heated question and answer session, obviously knew that the day's hour-long question period was going to be dominated by the issue. Commenting from past experience that he knew a lot of Western MPs would like to get into the Mr. Lamoureux said he'd let the "great wheat debate" continue. Mr. Murta chargad the minis- ter with incompetence since Russia and China were getting wheat at or less than the board was now asking. The Manitoba MP said Western Ca- nadian farmers' wheat was being sold at an average loss of 79 cents a bushel. The justice minister continued to defend the board's actions and said wheat sales are now at a new record and longterm agreements are bringing more than a bushel out of Thunder Bay. prime minister John Diefenbaker Al- bert, Sask) entered the battle charging that his statements of weeks past that record export sales were being achieved only because wheat was being sold at "firesale" prices was ob- viously true. Replying to questions raised by Alf Gleave Mr. Lan? sa'd the wheat board is continuing to en- courage farmers to grow more since he is "confident about both the price level as well as the level of volume to be sold." The matter continued for sev- eral more minutes with various Opposition particular Mr. Horner and Ged Baldwin River, Alta.) hurl- ing insults across the floor at Mr. Lang. MR. PEACOCK West wants a say U.S. prisoners of war find reality closing in Dogs diseased ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The state health commissioner said Tuesday that as many as 25 per cent of dogs tested in south- eastern New York state recently have shown traces of a potentially fatal disease call- ed heartworm. The disease is transmitted to dogs from the bite of certain types of mos- quitoes and the infective larva eventually lodges in the heart. 'Hoppers are hatching' crop year. A total of carloads have been moved since the be- ginning of the current crop jear Aug. 1, 1972. with average monthly movements in excess of carloads. The LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported sfyles in LETHBRIDGE OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. EDMONTON (CP) Hot dry weather could cause a mass hatching of grasshop- pers in the next two weeks, J.B. Gurba, head of the crop protection and pest control branch of the agriculture de- partment, says. Only cool damp weather can save farmers from a ser- ious problem by delaying the grasshoppers' hatching. BRANDON (CP) Cabinet ministers from the four west- ern provinces flexed their po- litical muscles at a news con- ference Thursday, following a two-day closed door confer- ence. The ministers were in a meod of unity with a planned attack on the National Trans- portation Act. although they refussd to indicate what rec- ommendations they would have for their premiers when they returned to their respec- tive provinces. The attack is "clearly politi- British Columbia High- way Minister Graham Lea said. There are indications the federal government is pre- pared to do more than just talk at the western economic oppor- tunities conference in Calgary July 24, he said. "The federal government did not just wake up one morning ond discover it had been treat- ing the West unfairly, it has known that for some Mr. Lea said. "What happened is that it wcke up one morning and found itself in a minority gov- ernment." Alberta Industry Minister Fred Peacock said the West now is politically aroused, and party wanting to exercise power on a national basis must be prepared to deal with the economic problems of western Canada." Mr. Peacock said the West also wants trade agreements with the U.S. for petro-chemi- along the lines of those made for central Canada in the auto trade agreement. federal government should consult with the West before it en'ers into any trade talks with the U.S. Mr. Pea- cock said. NEW YORK (AP) United States prisoners of war are deep into their special period of adjustment these days. From a world filled with loneliness and dreams they've come to one crowded with decisions and problems. The excitement and whirl- wind of events since their homecoming are fading. In the weeks after release, most of the 566 PoWs plunged into speechmaki n g, answering fan mail, headlining parades, visiting the White House and throwing out baseballs. After years of deprivation, they were showered with all sorts of gifts, from cars to jun- kets to watches. But now reality is closing in. There are the lingering prob- lems of rebuilding lives with wives and children. There are adjustments to the sometimes drastic changes in United States lifestyles. And there are decisions about the future. MOST ADAPTING Most of the former PoWs are adapting to the changes, a sur- 1 vey shows. Some even say it has been easy. But then still others take a different view. As the wife one PoW explains it: "You can't take a the father and put them into two different worlds for so many years and not have adjustments." The wife of one officer says her problem is getting her hus- band to change clothes. "And he was the kind of man who before he was taken prisoner Closed session wanted WASHINGTON (AP) After unsuccessful attempts to get Senator Sam Ervin to suspend the Senate Watergate hearings, special prosecutors hope today to persuade a federal judge to curtail news coverage of the proceedings. Special prosecutor Archibald Cox wants U.S. District Court Judge John Sirica to order the committee to question in closed session, or at least without live radio-television coverage, wit- nesses who faces possible crimi- nal charges. Ervin and his chief counsel, Samuel Dash, question whether the court has the constitutional authority to tell a congressional committee how to conduct its hearings. The Washington Post, mean- while, said in today's editions :hat Ervin will ask the Senate to broaden the committee's au- thority to allow investigation of Nixon administration actions taken in the name of national security. would change shirts every two hours." "He takes them off at night and carefully folds Shem up. He hangs his slacks up ever so neatly. But he doesn't want me to take them away to wash. I have to sneak them to the ham- per." A navy officer said of a friend: "When he first visited our home he'd be in the midst of talk and if our dog chanced into the room, he'd stop his conver- sation and watch it walk all the way across. "When the baby cried, he'd stop and listen. He just couldn't crowd his field of events." CHILDREN A PROBLEM Most PoWs said they'd had some problem with their chil- dren. For some it was long hair; for others it was the kids' not meeting expectations. Most said it was smiply a question of get- ting to know young adults who were children when they left. Dr. Richard Wilbur, the de- fence departme nt's health chief, says the men will be ad- vised and watched for five years to try to avoid a repeti- tion of the high violent death rate experienced by some U.S. PoWs after the Second World War and Korea. Wilbur said the Vietnam pris- oners have experienced "a lot of difficulty in moving back into their families." He said the re- turned prisoner often found that his family had been "getting along pretty well without him." In his statement, Wilbur spe- cifically cited the possibility of 1 suicide. Not long after, air force I Capt. Edward Brudno was found d e a d !n Harrison, N.Y. Police called the death a sui- cide. At least four PoWs learned on return that their wives had died during the years. Some found they had lost a mother, father, brother or sister. For others tragedy waited. Armand Myera re- turned to his wife and 14-year- old son Randy in Dallas, Tex., after more than 6Vz years in a prison camp. Less than two months later, his son was kill- ed in a sand-dune cave-in. Navy Capt. Howard Rutledge of San Diego called his wife from the Philippines only to- learn his son John, 17, had been paralysed from the neck down for more than four years, the result of a swimming accident. Perhaps the most publicized problem the PoWs faced con- cerned marriage. Ninety-three of the PoWs in- terviewed in the survey were married when they left for Viet- nam. Of these, 14 have been di- vorced, one separated and nine said their marriages were in trouble. SHOCKED BY DIVORCE Navy Capt. William Lawrence of Nashville, Tenn., a PoW for six years, came home to find his wife had divorced him in 1971 and remarried. "Of course the divorce was a he said. "I guess there were some signs available to me ahead of time but I just couldn't see them. I just didn't believe it could happen." Others were more philosophi- cal and learned to live with change. Weather and road report SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET OFFICE FURNITURE SALE EXECUTIVE DESK 60" x 30" Matching credenza and executive chair. Reg. value SPECIAL SECRETARY DESK L-shaped desk and chair. Walnut finish. Reg. value SPECIAL 325 ROYAL DIGITAL XI! PRINTING CALCULATOR. Performs oil major calculation functions. Quiet, compact, easy to operate. Regularly at SPECIAL '299 ROYAL METAL FILING CABINETS LETTER SIZE LEGAL SIZE Reg. Special Reg. Special 5169 Chinook Stationers Ltd. 319 7th ST. S. PHONE 327-4591 'Pass nursing home nears completion Adjoining the Crowsnest Pass General Hospital, a new senior citizens' and nursing home complex is about 85 per cent completed. It is expected the new institution will be ready for occupancy early in August. The million unif will accommodate 30 patients end 30 senior citizens. Brewery industry deluged with new customers TORONTO (CP) The huge teen-age soft-drinking popu- lation of the 1960s appears to have become the beer-drinking young adult population of the 1970s, an obvious plus for the brewery industry and its stocks, analysts say. During 1971 and 1972 volume growth was more than 5.2 per cent and during the first quar- ter of 1973 consumption rose by BOB TRECHKA EXCAVATING and Loader SERVICES PHONE 7324440 PICTURE BUTTE 5.5 per cent. The historical trend has been 3.5 to four per cent. Analysts attribute the strong growth rate to a lowering of the drinking age, an increase i n consumption among women and successful marketing efforts by the industry. They predict beer sales will continue to grow at an annual rate of about five per cent to 17.7 million barrels in 1975. That estimate is supported by an increase in the prime beer drinking age group from an es- timated 13.2 million in 1972 to 14.4 million in 1975. Estimates are that per capita beer consumption will rise to 30.8 gallons in 1975 from 29.06 in 1972, And, analysts say, higher els of consumer spending and the passage of government pro- posals to processing and manufacturing tax rates will benefit the industry Richardson Securities of Can- ada says in an investment re- view that the three major Cana- dian breweries share about 96 per cent of the Canadian mar- ket as follows: Canadian Brew- eries 30 per cent, Labatts 35 per cent and Molson 31 per cent. "Competition in the Canadian beer market is sufficiently keen to virtually preclude an indi- vidual brewer from growing at a rate faster than the market as a whole for a prolonged pe- riod of Richardson says. Observers also point out that profk margins remain under pressure because of rising labor and advertising costs, but diver- sification is providing relief for some brewjrs. Richardson recommends shares of Labatt which has con- fined its expansion to the food industry, acquiring Ogilvie Flour Mills, Laura Secord and more recently Chateau-Gail "Considering the investment Labatt has made in its non- brewing operations the return is abnormally low. There is evi- dence, however, of an improv- ing earnings trend in the non- brewing operations and we ex- pect this trend will be more pronounced in fiscal 1974 and beyond." Labatt closed Wednesday at Babson's recommends Molson stock- as an attractive medium- term buy. TAKES OVER EDMONTON (CD -The at- torney general's department is taking over the issuing of li- cences to lotteries to cure some of the potential abuses in the current system. Attorney-Gen- eral Merv Leitch said Thursday the change was being made to simplify the obtaining of lot- Iprv licences It Lcthbridge 70 Medicine Hat 75 Pincher Creek 65 Calgary......... 68 Edmonton.......71 Banff........... 59 Penticton........72 Victoria 60 Pnnce George 58 Kamloops.......72 Vancouver 63 Prirce Albert 52 Saskatoon...... 68 North Bay.......70 Regina......... 78 Winnipeg........ 61 Toronto......... 79 Ottawa......... 79 Montreal........ 77 Quebec......... 77 St. John's......... Halifax Frerlericton 74 Chicago S4 New York Miami Washington Los Angeles San Francisco Las Vegas 84 81 83 89 82 .105 .LPre 45 46 44 44 39 45 54 50 .01 44 .18 56 52 .10 39 .93 37 .15 54 .03 40 .03 47 .24 60 .08 61 60 58 .20 55 53 67 69 71 .43 68 60 62 71 ers or thundcrshowers. Highs near 75. Medicine Hat Today: Sun- ny. Highs 70 75. Lows near 50. Saturday: Cloudy intervals in the morning, otherwise sun- ny. Highs near 75. Calgary Today: Mainly- sunny, late afternoon cloudi- j ness with a chance of a shower or thundershowcr in the eve- njig. Highs near 70. Lows 45- 50. Saturday: Sunny with after- noon and evening showers or thundersl.owers. Highs near 70. Columbia Kootenay To- day: Cloudy with showers. Sat- urday: Mainly cloudy. A few afternoon showers along the ridges. Lows tonight 45 to 50, both days 65 to 70. highs FORECASTS: Main- ly sunny. Highs near 75. Lows near 50. Saturday: Sunny with late after noon cloudiness and a few show- MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy with widely scat- tered showers mostly moun- tains today. Increasing show- ers west tonight. Numerous showers and scattered thunder- storms all sections Saturday. Highs today and Saturday 75 to 85. Lows tonight 50s. West of Continental Showers later today and to- night with chance of some thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Scattered show- ers and cooler Friday. Highs today 75 to 85. Lows tonight 45 to 55. Highs Friday 65 to 75. SIOUX HOG FEEDERS Only Sioux have white dome lids. Guaranteed for 15 years. 100 bus. capacity with 12 lids. 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 in good driving condition. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Aden 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Carway 6 a.ro to midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Ccutts 24 hours; Del Rcnita 8 am. to 9 p.m.; Kingsgate 24 hours; Pmthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; Wild Horse B a.m. lo 5 p.m. Logan Pass 7 a m. lo 10 p m.; Open June 1 Rooseville fi a tn to ;