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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THI UTHBRIDGE HIRALD Wtdnetday, June 13. 1973 News in brief Two killed in ink plant fire PHILADELPHIA (AP) Two firemen were killed and 33 others injured Tuesday night when an explosion and tire raged through a South Phila- delphia ink plant. The blaze broke out at the Frederick Levey Co. about 9 p.m. Fire Commissioner Jo- seph Rizzo said firemen re- sponding to a blaze, in a three- storey annex to the company's main five-storey building, were unable to enter. Fire officials said one police- men was injured, but not se- riously, and that the remaining 35 injured firemen received non-serious injuries from smoke inhalation, falling debris and burns. 600 Liberals to attend meet OTTAWA (CP) About 600 Liberals, 400 more than orig- inally predicted, will attend nest month's Liberal confer- ence on western objectives in Vancouver, a party official said Tuesday. The conference, originally scheduled for June 22-24, was postponed until July 13-15 be- cause of the June 28 Manitoba provincial election. The conference is seen as a prelude to the western federal- provincial economic meeting in Calgary 10 days later when Prime Minister Trudeau will meet with the western pre- miers. Given 3-year prison term MEDICINE HAT (CP) Robert Howe, 39, of no fixed address, was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday after being convicted of caus- ing bodily harm. Mr. Justice Peter Greschuk of Alberta Supreme Court on found Rowe not guilty charges of manslaughter and causing bodily harm with in- tent to disfigure. Rowe was charged in connection with the March 10 death of Ethel Da- vid, 44, of Medicine Hat. Hunt scuffles with prisoner WASHINGTON (AP) Con- victed Watergate conspirator Howard Hunt has been trans- ferred to Arlington County, Va., jail following a scuffle with an- other prisoner in the District of Columbia jail. Hunt's lawyer, William tman. said Hunt awoke late Sunday night to find a new cel- lmate rifling his papers and taking his clothes, and a fight ensued. No one was injured. Bitttnan said the transfer to Arlington was made Monday at his request. Extortionist sent to prison Force of impact Several units of two CPR freight train 1 were destroyed in a head-on collision Tues- day at Whifemcuth, Man., about 70 miles east of Winnipeg. Brakeman Jack McGrath rode the eastbound engine up and over ths wefbound engine. Edward Grant of Ken- ora, Ont., was killed in the acciden! when tie eastbound freight failed to switch cnto a parallel track. VANCOUVER (CP) Mike Salimes, 23, was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty in British Columbia Supreme Court of at- tempting to extort from CP Air by a bomb threat. Salimes also pleaded guilty to possessing an explosive sub- stance, pnma cord, for an un- lawful purpose. Musk-ox plans to be blocked YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T, (CP) The Territorial gov- ernment will attempt to block any plans by Alberta for Musk- ox ranching by refusing to pro- vide breeding animals outside the Northwest Territories, dep- uty commissioner John Parker said Tuesday. Mr. Parker told the Territo- rial Council that Musk-oxen are a unique northern resource that must be protected for northern residents. Iceland seeks of defence treaty One killed revision in head- No injuries in plane mishap EDMONTON (CP) The right wheel of a Northwest Ter- ritorial Airlines DC-6 fell through the tarmac on a taxi strip at Industrial Airport Tuesday. No injuries were reported and damage estimates not immediately available. The pilot, Capt. H. C. Soren- son, said a cavity on the strip was caused by an adjacent storm sewer. The plane was on a flight from Calgary. Foreign ministers meet COPENHAGEN (Reuter) The foreign ministers of the Big Four Western powers mset here today to discuss East-West de- tente in Europe in the light cf Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev's recent visit to Bonn and his forthcoming talks with United States President Nixon. The discussions will take place at a dinner to be given by US. State Secretary William Rogers for his British, French and West German counterparts on the eve of a two-day meeting of the ministerial council of the 15-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization. West Diplomats said that the four foreign ministers will re- view the working of the June, 1971, agreement with the Soviet Union on Berlin and questions concerning the projected admis- sion of East and West Germany to the United Nations. Armed forces change OTTAWA (CP) The de- fence department has an- nounced some new appoint- ments, virtually the last step in reorganizing the upper echelon of the department. The department announced these changes: Lt.-Gen. William A. Milroy, 53, of Edmonton and Calgary, now commander of the armed forces Mobile Command at "St. Hubert, Que, will become as- sistant deputy minister (person- nel) here effective Aug. 3. He will replace T. G. Morry who will become associate dep- uty minister Lt.-Gen. Stanley C. Waters, 53, of Winnipeg, now deputy chief of defence staff here, will become commander of Mobile Command. Maj.-Gen. Robcr H. Falls, 49, of Welland, Ont., now associate assistant deputy minister (pol- icy) here, will become deputy chief of defence staff, effective July i. Maj.-Gen. Jacques Chouinard, 51, of Montreal, now deputy commander of Mobile Com- mand, will become associate as- sistant deputy minister effective July 1. MOVES UP Brig-Gen. Jean J. Paradis, 44, now commander of the 5th Groupcment de combat, at Val- cartier, Que., will be promoted to major-general June 15 and become deputy commander of Mobile Command, effective July i. Maj.-Gen. Duncan McAlpine, who was associate deputy min- ister (personnel) until he be- came commander of the Cana- dian forces in Vietnam, will be reassigned later. The Canadian observers are due to return from Vietnam by July 31. REYKJAVIK (Reuter) Ice- land hss formally asked the United States for a revision of the 1931 defence treaty under which American forces are sta- tioned at the Keflavik air base. Foreign Minister Einar who handed a letter requesting the revision of the treaty to U.S. Ambassador Frederick Irvin, announced at ths same time Tuesday that a similar letter will be sent to the NATO council later this month asking for a revision of the treaty under which U.S. troops are stationed in Iceland, a member of trie alliance. This letter would serve a six- month notice on the treaty. If no new agreement is readied within six months ei- ther party can serve a further one-year notice ending the de- fence treaty. But Agustsson said after handing the government letter to Irvin that no decision has yet been takea to renounce ths trtaty. The government is giving time for it to b2 reviewed, he sdd. No final decision to re- nounce the treaty can be taken without putting it before the Althing, Iceland's parliament, hs added. Frustrations over NATO's re- fusal to order the withdrawal of British warships from Iceland's unilaterally-declared 50-mile fishing limit appears to bs a strong factor in ths Icelandic rrove. which has mooted for some time. Earlier this month, at the time cf the Nixon-Pompidou summit meeting here, Agusts- son gave a warning that Iceland would seek a revision of the treaty and warned that because NATO had not responded to Ice- land's complaint against feflov- ffirmber Britain over the "cod public opinion was turn- ing strongly against NATO. Astronauts to look at Disney area HOUSTON (AP) Skylab's astronauts were to take a close look at Walt Disney World to- day as part of a test to deter- mine what effect the new tour- is attracion is having on cen- tral Florida. The survey of the Disney STILL SELLING FOR LESS! STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd Street S. Phone Grasshopper plague threat appears over OTTAWA (CP) The threat of a grasshopper plague on the Prairies this summer may i have passed, says Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan. 1 The minister told reporters outside the Commons Tuesday that heavy rams in western Canada seem to have taken care of "those little hoppers." He said the government is still carrying out extensive spraying programs in some spots but the main threat seems to be over. A heavy infestation of grass- hoppers could play havoc with plans for higher farm produc- tion to meet the growing world faeturing in orbiting laborn- World area was to bs included on the last earth resources test conducted by astronauts Charles Conrad, Joseph Kerwin and Paul Weitz. They also planned continuing medical and solar observatory experiments on the 20th day of their 28-day space mission. The 10th earth resources pass will make geology studies in the Colorado Rockies and Wyom- ing's Big Horn Mountains, wa- ter management assessment in the Great Plains, agricultural surveys in the Midwest, geology and water analysis in Venezuela and land use in Brazil. But concentration was to be on Bervard County, home of Cape Kennedy, where two sensor-equipped aircraft were to be in the air to gather data to be compared with that col- lected by Skylab. Dr. Verl Willmarth, Skylab's earth resources project man- ager, said Bervard County is an excellent area for land use analysis "because of the impact that Walt Disney World has had there." Disney World is 50 miles west of Cape Kennedy. has brought a great influx of people and tourists to the Cape Kennedy Will- marth said. "There are a lot of bird and wildlife refuges in the country and a lot of fishing and recrea- tion water. We should be able to get an evaluation of the envi- ronmental effect of the rapid population growth.' Tuesday the astronauts con- ducted their first experiments in materials processing, tests that could lead to space manu- demand on food stocks. train crash WHITEMOUTH, Man. (CP) One crew member was killed and four others escaped serious injuries when two CP Rail freight trains crashed head on Tuesday in this community about 70 miles east of Winnipeg. RCMP said Edward Grant of Kencra was killed as he at- tempted to jump from an east- boimd freight befora it collided with a stopped westbound train about p.m. Railway officials said the 98- car freight failed to switch to a parallel track to pass the stopped train. Eleven empty cars on the eai bound freight and three partially-filled boxcars on the westbound train were derailed and two of five engines involved in the were severery damaged. Officials estimated the dam- age at more than million. Witnesses said some 1'2 box- cars were destroyed by fire fol- lowing the collision, which also blocked Highway 44 for several hours. The rail line, between Thunder Bay and Winnipeg, was not expected to be cleared until late today or early Thurs- day. Police at the scene said Jack McGrath stayed inside the first westbound engine cab through the crash, receiving only minor bruises. The engineer and brakeman of the stopped train had jumped from the cab be- fore the accident. An uniden- tified third man, inside the sec- ond engine at the time of im- pact, was only slightly injured. Steps taken to eliminate plane hijacks WASHINGTON (AP) The airline industry announced to- day it is purchasing more than million in low-doxe x-ray ma- chines to screen carry-on bag- gage as part of its antihijacking campaign. The aim is to eliminate or ease ths time-consuming bag- gfge search required by Fed- eial Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. Blake Thompson, vice-presi- dent of Aleghney Airlines, said the lov-dose, quick-impluse x- ray devices can examine a piece of luggage in one to three seconds. Thompson was the lead-off speaker at a two-day confer- ence sponsored by the Air Long-awaited housing bill gets final approval OTTAWA (CP) The Com-j mons gave final approval to one long-awaited housing bill and resumed work on another Tues- day but demonstrated its inde- pendence by defeating the gov- ernment on a minor amend- ment. The upset, in no way a threat to the survival of the minority Liberal administration, came on an opposition amendment to a package of National Housing Act cnanges. The amendments, proposed by the New Democrats and sup- ported fay the Conservatives, called on the government to make 100-per-cent mortgages available to municipalities wanting to undertake housing projects. It passed 133 to 101, leaving the government slightly embarrassed but producing grins among opposition mem- bers. The original bill, introduced last winter by Urban Affairs Minister Ron Basforo, called for 95-per-cent mortgages. The amendment was one cf 13 relatively minor changes rec- ommended when the bill went to committee after second read- ing. BILL PASSES HOUSE With the amendments dis- posed of, the House gave the bill unanimous third reading. It later received first reading in the Senate. In general, the legislation is designed to make more housing available, especially to low-in- come families. It gives Central Mortgage and Housing Corp. authority to loan money to mu- nicipalities and provinces for neighborhood-improvement pro- grams and provides million for land assembly. Other provisions make aid available to co-operative hous- ing groups and protect home purchasers from builder bank- ruptcy. Immediately after the third- reading vote, the House began second reading debate of a bill to increase the supply cf pri- vate mortgage money. As was the case with the National Housing Act changes, the legis- lation was carried over from the last Parliament. Mr. Basford said at least billion must be invested an- nually in the years ahead to meet anticipated housing needs. Merely to keep pace with exist- ing housing activity, 2.4 million housing starts must be made in the next decade, he said. _The mortgage legislation is aimed to make mortgage in- vestment more attractive and tap more of the funds now held as savings. It establish a Federal Mortgage Exchange Corp. to buy and sell residential mort- gages and make loans pri- vate firms for housing mort- gages. PROBLEM URGENT It also would permit forma- tion of special companies to help individuals and companies invest in mortgages. The com- panies would be given special tax treatment. Mr. Basford said the supply of private mortgage money has been bouyant in the past few months but steps must be taken Transport represents tones late in this century, uled airlines. Association, the nation's which sched- Sentry shoots intruder From AP-REUTEK BELFAST (CP) A British army sentry shot and killed a man early today in the after- math of Northern Irelands worst act of terrorism in a year. Army headquarters said the man jumped over a small bar- rier outside a joint police and military post in a Roman Cath- olic area of Belfast. Reports said the man threatened sol- diers with something he was holding and ignored repeated warnings to stop. The death, added to six killed in a car bomb explosion Tues- day, raised the province's fatal- ity toll to nine in three days, and 823 in nearly four years of violence. The explosion occurred In Coleraine. a mainly-Protestant town of about near Lon- donderry. Four women and two men were killed as the blast ripped the fronts out of shops and started a fire. Thirty-three persons were wounded, in- cluding a mother and her baby. Security authorities blamed the outlawed Irish Republican Army for the blast. Neither faction of the IRA has said it was responsible for the 200-pound bomb which had been left in a car, but a police spokesman said today: "The af- fair had all their hallmarks. We dont think anyone other than the IRA could have done it." now to guarantee the level needed in the future. If ap- proved, the bill would give both "direction and relief" to an ur- gent problem. Sinclair Stevens the main Conservative spokesman in the debate, pledged support. But the New Democrats had announced earlier they would oppose it as another "tax rip- off initiative by the govern- ment. Meanwhile, State Secretary Hugh Faulkner said Tuesday the government is getting "a fair return' on its language promotion program in the schools. He said after tabling an in- Bennett seeks SC nomination KELOWNA, B.C. (CP) Bill Bennett, 41, son of British Col- umbia opposition leader W. A. C. Bennett, said today he would seek the Social Credit nomine tion to contest the South Okan- agan seat left vacant by the resignation of his father. The Kelowna businessman, who runs the family hardware chain, did not say immediately if he would contest the leader- ship of the Social Credit Party as well. The senior Bennett, Social Credit leader since 1953 and MLA for South Okanagan since 1941, announced his resignation last wesk. Conservative leader Derril Warren, without a seat in the legislature announced earlier he would seek his party's nomina tion to represent the riding. terim report In the Commons the four-year program has en- countered some snags, particu- larly in the shortage of quali- fied language teachers across Canada, but there has been a spirit of co-operation at the pro- vincial level. South crop areas still need rain CALGARY (CP) The Al- berta Wheat Pool reported Tu- esday that a windy, dry spring has caused wide variation in crop conditions throughout the province. The pool said in its weekly crop report that northern and western districts report excel- lent conditions, while southeast- ern areas still need rain. In the southeast, winter wheat is in the shot blade stage, while fall rye is heading out and suffering from a lack of moisture Grasshoppers are being sprayed in districts around Medicne Hat but are not yet a serious problem in other areas. Wild oats are a prob- lem in numerous areas and windy weather has interfered with spraying operations, the Wheat Pool said. Over-all crop conditions are on a par with last year. The wheat index stands at 91 per cent of a normal crop, and the indexes for oats, barley, flax and rapeseed are 94. 95, 92 and 93 per cent, respectively. Weather and road report SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET FORECAST: Lethbridge Calgary To- day: Cloudy periods with a few showers. Winds becom- ing brisk wtst near the moun- tains. Highs 70-75. Lows near 50. Thursday: Cloudy periods. A few afternoon showers. Highs near 70. Medicine Hat Today: Cloudy periods. A few late af- ternoon and evening showers. Highs near 80. Lows 50-55. Thursday: Cloudy periods. Highs near 75. Columbia Kootenay Region Today and Thursday: Mainly cloudy with a few showers. Iso- lated afternoon and evening thundershowers. Winds gusty in showers. Highs in the 60s. Lows tonight mid 40s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Scattered afternoon and even- ing thinderstorms west and central today and over the area Thursday. Partly cloudy and very warm east today. Few late afternoon thunder- storms accompanied by gusty winds both days. Cooler Thurs- day. Highs today 85 to 95. Lows tonight 45 to 55. Highs Thurs- day 70s west 80s east. West of Continental Divide Afternoon and evening thunder- storms today. Cooler with show- ers and few afternoon thunder- storms Thursday. Highs today 70s. Lows tonight 40s. Highs Thursday 65 to 75. H L Pre Lethbridge 80 54 Pincher Creek .76 49 Medicine Hat.....84 63 Edmonton........75 55 Grande Prairie 70 52 .01 Banff......... 68 Calgary........-. 76 52 Victoria..........66 51 .01 Penticton........81 50 .15 Prince George 72 46 .14 Kamloops........77 45 .06 Vancouver...... -65 51 .25 Saskatoon........70 55 Regina..........75 52 Winnipeg .........70 4ft Toronto..........81 53 .26 Ottawa ..-........78 61 Montreal........79 62 .11 St. John's.......50 42 .03 Halifax..........71 52 .37 Charlottetowa .74 58 .15 Fredericton.......83 63 .91 Chicago .......82 57 New York........92 73 .06 Miami...........87 80 Los Angeles.......74 61 Las Vegas.......99 78 Phoenix........-90 72 Rome...........88 55 Paris ...........75 61 London..........79 55 55 Amsterdam........64 57 Moscow..........66 48 Stockholm........64 55 Tokyo............66 59 SPECIAL BRAND NAME TIRES 750x16 8 PtY Tire, Tube ond Liner WHILE STOCKS LAST Each PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW FOR DON CORD BALER TWINE 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 OF ENTRY (Opening and qosing Aden 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Carway 6 a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to TO p.m.; Ccutts 24 hours; Del Bcnita 8 am. to 9 p.m.: Kingsgate 24 hours; Porthill Rykcrts 8 a m. lo midnight; Wild Horse 8 a.m. lo 5 p m Logan Pass 7 a.m. to 10 p HI.; Open June I. Rooseville 8 a.m. to midnight. ;