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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 _ THI lETHBRlOOl HERAIO Monday, 1Z, Investigation launched riiito railway mishap ELTHAM, England (CP) British authorities todny launched an investigation into the crash of a special holiday Six killed in Alberta accidents By THE CANADIAN PRESS At least six persons died accidentally in Alberta during the weekend, all in traffic. Marvin Coutre, 47, of the Smoky Lake district was klllec in a two-car collision near Smoky Lake. Ifla Lorraine Warner, 23, ol Tofield died in a single-vehicle accident near Tofield; and Sharon Darlene Gunderson, 17, of Spruce Grove district died in a three-car collision near Caro- line. Peter Melsen, 20, of Fort Sas- katchewan was HUed in a car- truck collision near Fort Sas- katchewan; James R. Darling, 44, of Calgary was killed in a car-truck collision Edmon- ton; and Rosie Manlchoose of the Sturgeon Lake reserve was killed in a two-car collision near Valleyview. train in wliich four persons died and 129 were injured. There were charges that the cnfiineci' doing 90 miles an hour in a 20-mile-an-hour zone. The crasli just outside tills southeast London suburb Sun- day night killed three passen- gers and Uie engineer. Seven- teen of the injured were said to be in critical condition. The train was packed with railway employees and their families returning from a day's excursion by the sea at Margate on England's southeast coast. Chief clerk William Thorley of Eltham Well Hall station told the investigators that the train had roared through and into the fatal right hand bend at 90 miles an hour. The zone has ar obligatory speed limit of 20 miles an hour. ORDER BLOOD TESTS Dr. James Cameron, a lead- ing pathologist, was ordered to make blood tests on the dead driver, liobert Wildsden, to dis- cover the alcohol level, The three dead passengers, tsvo men and the wife of one ol hem, were all in their late 50s. A number ol children were among the injured. The train apparently was de- railed as it took a right hand 400 yards beyond tlic sta- tion near Eltham station. There were 380 passengers on the train, including about 70 children. Rail traffic restored on CN line JASPER, Alta. (CP) Traf- fic on the Canadian National Railways main line was restor- ed to normal Sunday night af- ter a mudslide blocked the track for about six hours- A CNR spokesman said some freight traffic was delayed by the slide but no passenger trains were affected. About 500 feet of track were burled beneath five to six fee of mud, rocks and debris. Tenders out for grain hopper cars EDMONTON (CP) The Canadian Wheat Board is re- ceiving tenders for the con- struction of grain-carrying hopper cars, Otto Lang, minis- ter responsible for the board, said here. Mr. Lang, here for a meet- ing of prairie Liberal MPs, said tenders would be accepted un- til June 28. The first of the new cars Is to be delivered early in the new crop year with the last expect- ed by December. Mr. Lang said the grain cars would boost carrying ca- pacity by 20 per cent, or 150 million bushels. Each of the 100- ton cars Is 60 feet long and Mil carry bushels compared with Uie capacity of the old-style boxcars. Flyer killed in mid-air collision TRENTON, Ont. A member of a precision flying earn, the Snowbirds, was killed Saturday when his Tudor rainer jet collided with another plane during an armed forces display of aerobatics in front of spectators. Capt. Lloyd Waterer, 23, of v'akusp, B.C., died when hts )lane plunged to the airstrip after the wingtlp clipped that of i similar aircraft flown by 3apt. Mike Marynpwski of Paynton, Sask. Nine planes of the Snowbirds from Moose Jaw, Sask., were in :he air when the crash hap- pened. The two in the accident raced into the seventh minute of :heir 20-minute routine. Capt. Waterer1 s plane plunged Into a section of the airport cor- doned off from the crowd. Part of his right wing had tome off when the planes collided at be- tween 300 and 400 feet above ground. Capt. Marynowski, with the tip of his right wing bent, re- gained control and brought his aircraft in for a safe landing. Ban on nuclear tests urged at UN environment meeting Wilson in Romania VIENNA, Austria (AP) Harold Wilson, leader of the British Labor party, arrived in Bucharest Sunday for a visit to Romania, the official Romanian news agency Agerpress re- ported. mens May We Suggest for FATHER'S DAY SUNDAY, JUNE 18th ROYAL COPENHAGEN COLOGNE AND AFTER SHAVE SHIFFER-H1LIMAN SUITS----- AND SPORTS CO-ORDINATES (DoubleknIH) SWANK