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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SUHNT FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY 75-80. The LetKbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 157 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THUKSDAY, JUNE 15, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 32 PAGES U.S. suspends raids in goodwill gesture WATER PLANT FLOODED The city water- trealment plant at Grande Prairie, in north- western Alberta, was disabled by the flooding Wapiti River, forcing a state of emergency Tuesday and Wednesday. An old treatment plant was restored to service, supplying about 20 per cent of the city's needs of 1.5 million gallons a clay. The city water storage reservoir is at right, where flood waters rose to within a few feet. The water began receding Wednesday afternoon. (CP Wirephoto) Canada saves environment conference By HAROLD MORRISON. STOCKHOLM (CP) Maurice Strong 01 Canada eame to tha rescue at the United Nations environ- ment conference early today, promoting a compromise that ensures that (lie conference will issue a basic doctrine to fight global pollution. Strong Intervened In a backroom political slruggla to persuade leading antagonists to accept a broad theme of compromise. What the conference secretary-general told United Nations environment delegates late Wednesday is still a matter of conjecture but the sharp political clash dividing the world into two blocks is giving1 way to acceptance of a document thai likely will include con- demnations of colonialism, apartheid and the use of. nuclear weapons. After tho private meeting between Strong and a email group of delegate leaders, the closed-door com- mittee which is redrafting Uie proposed declaration on the human environment approved at least one-half of the total articles before breaking up at a.m. today to resume further drafting this morning. Strong declined to tell reporters at midnight what had taken place but he said there be a tion. Calls ior report Conference President Ingemund Bengteson of Swe- den has called on the working committee to report the complete declaration draft to the plenary session Ihis afternoon but some drafters said it may not be ready until this evening. The conference !s scheduled to wind up Friday. A number of delegates emerging from the post- midnight working group praised Strong for his inter- vention which seemed to an Iranian delegate a critical moment when the mood of the po- litical struggle seemed to be changing. It is understood the proposed articles were sub- mitted to the committee through Terrance Bacon ol the Canadian external affairs department. Another Ca- nadian external affaire man, Alan Becsley, played a leading role in devising the sensitive diplomatic lan- guage tiiat might bridge the gap between East and West and between the developed ami developing coun- tries. Slill another major figure in (he struggle was Swed- ish delegate Hans Blix who apparently pressed the Chi- nese hard and persuaded them to yield ground on their original demands that the declaration contained a condemnation of "imperialists" who had "plundered" the undeveloped world thereby causing global pollution. in the working committee itself, Beesley is reported to have moved to China's side to indicate frequent sup- port nf China's ideas while trying to pry the CIiincEC from pursuing loo hard a line. World agreement The conference has paved the way for a possible world agreement to stop using oceans as dumps and to stop tankers and other ships from deliberately pol- luting the seas by 1975. It has called for national action to improve hous- ing, to improve pollution knowledge by children and Edults, to improve monitoring of marine pollution and to help tile poorer countries financially in order that they can improve the quality of their exports. Not. all countries have agreed with the mountain) of recommendations approved. Some of the big indus- trial countries have announced reservations to avoid pr.ying large sums to the developing countries. For C'.zin-i'.e the United Stales says it will not "compcn- s.ale" the developing countries for improving their ex- ports to meet environmental standards. Clean-up begins at Peace River By THE CANADIAN PRESS Clean-up operations began to day in the farming community of Peace River after flood waters dropped at least three feet overnight. About 150 persons, forced from their homes in a residen- tial district, returned today to find the area covered by a thick muddy scum carried in Paving plant shutdown ordered CALGARY (CP) The first Industrial shut-down ordered under provincial emission-con- trol legislation halted a depart- ment of highways paving pro- ject. Phil Ullmau, pollution control engineer for southern Alberta, said plant owned by Tol- lestnip Construction Co. Ltd. of Lethbridge was closed recently for three days while equipment was installed to reduce emis- sions. The plant supplies asphalt to- the department of highways. To release body ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (Reu- tor) Guinea has decided lo release the body of former Ghanian president Kwame Nkrumah for "burial in Ghana, radio Conakry said in a broad- cast monitored here. Nkrumah was given a stale burial last month in Conakry, where ho lived following his overthrow in J966. when the Peace River jumped its banks Wednesday. Water in some parts of the subdivision at the peak of the flood was up to four feet deep, HEAVY LOSS No official estimate of dam- age was available, but ob- servers said losses would reach well into the hundreds of thou- sands of dollars. Those evacuated, 60 families, were hilleUed throughout the town of persons, about 240 miles northwest of Edmonton. In Grande Prairie, hit Tues- day by flood waters from the Wapiti River, officials worked to restore the city's main wa- ter treatment plant, covered by about five feet of flood water. The floods on northwestern Alberta followed heavy rainfall last adding to river lev'els already, .swollen by spring runoff in the high foot- hills and eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, and by rain last week. In British Columbia, leaders in the battle to control the flood swollen Thompson River in centra] British Columbia ex- pressed cautious optim i s m early today at Kamloops after the crest was reached and the danger of a disaster, appeared to have passed. Tiie Trans Canada Highway between Lytton and Spences Bridge was partially closed Wednesday after water covered part of the road near the Thompson River. Meamvliile, Cottonwood Is- land at Princo George had water ranging to a depth of six feet. About 20 people have been moved out since the water be- gan closing in around homes Sunday. flee in panic ANCONA, Italy (Reulcr) Two strong earthquakes and 38 minor tremors caused wide- spread damage and sent thou- sands rushing into the streets during the night in this resort town on Italy's Adrialic coast. Authorities today estimated damage at millions of dollars although only one person was reported to have a heart ailment. Eight others were injured and dozens of homes wrecked. The first and strongest quake, registering nine on the 12-point Mercalli scale, came just in the evening as many of the city's lOO.OOO residents were about to sit down to watch the West Ger- many-vs.-Belgium Semi-final of the European soccer champion- ship on television. Hundreds of terrified peopla rushed to their cars to drive to the open countryside, jamming all exits from the port city, which is about to begin the peak of its tourist season. Many were put up in city buses and vehicles provider! by police. Police Chief Francesco Inturrisi said: "The traffic on the streets, above all in the im- mediate suburbs, is chaotic. Tha police are doing everything pos- sible to see that the flow of cars out of the city takes place in tho most orderly fastiioh possible." Hospitals were hard pressed to deal with people suffering injuries or shock and 'hundreds of patients al- ready -in hospitals and terrified after the quakes demanded to be discharged. Many patients left hospitals without going through the for- malities, some reports said. They included ahout 30 patients In a geriatric hospital who begged lifts out of the city from traffic police. STILES AWAY The biggest tremor, just he- fore 9 p.m. Wednesday, reached about nine points on the 12-point Mercalli most serious tremor to hit the city since it fell victim to a series of earth- quakes last January and Febru- ary. The second quake regis- tered seven. Both quakes were felt up to 140 miles away. PRESIDENT PODGORNV HENRY KISSINGER Alberta education report to be released Friday EDMONTON (CP) Major changes in provincial legisla- tion are expected in the after- math of a report on education which is to be submitted to tha government and made public Friday after more than two years of preparation. The Worth Commission, ap- pointed by the government, has been studying the future of edu- cation in Alberta up until the year 2000. Education Minister Lou Hyndman told the legislature before it adjourned June 2 that the report, prepared by Dr. W. H. Worth of Edmonton, will be distributed as widely as pos- sible. He said soma legislation changes will be introduced dur- ing the fall session of the leg- islature which begins Oct. 25 while other changes will be in- troduced at future sessions. 'What would you like for Fathers- Day. Troops start fires at Suffield By JIM POLING SUFFIELD, Alta. (CP) The crackle of machine guns drowned the moans of the ever- present Prairie wind Wednes- day as British troops began their training on this square-mjle military reserve. Armed tanks rolled over the bald plains in early afternoon for sighting and operational checks on their machine guns. Can you figure it out? CHICAGO (AP) Kim Kndas, found 11 days ago swim- ming off Key West, Fla., is back home in East Chicago, Ind., today, the mystery of his identity solved. But for the family, who ar- rived with their 15-year-old son early today at O'Hare Interna- tional Airport, there remains the matter of figuring out how Kim: to get to Florida after disappearing from his home April 11, what Florida po- lice estimate as between 11 and Seen and heard About town PROVINCIAL MINISTER of culture, youth and recreation, Horst Schmid confiding to local officials he Is thankful he wasn't named minister of agriculture Marge Gray, after returning from Hawaii, v saying she didn't plan to stay longer'be- eause "I thought it would be like going to Great Falls." is hours In the waters off Key West. amnesia that wouldn't allow to remem- ber who he was and set scores of parents of missing sons to calu'ng him in the hope that he might be theirs. Kadas' identity was con- firmed when Mr. and Mrs. Wil- liam Kadas flew Wednesday to Key West. Dorothy Kadas said her son stared at her for a short lime when they met in the Key West police station, (hen recog- iiizc-d her. Kim says Ws first recollection was finding himself in the ocean about four miles offshore. He said he spotted a beacon and swam for it. The larger guns are to start booming Friday, with serious battle manoeuvres scheduled for early next week. Tracers on the machine gun bullets started small grass fires around targets but British sol- diers were there to make sure they didn't get out of control. Fires are one concern of con- servationists who are worried that the training will destroy the largest undisturbed piece of prairie remaining in Canada. Col. M. L. A. Weisman, base commander, Canadian Forces Base Suffield, says fire guards have been built in areas where shooting is likely to start fires. Also, British troops would be re- quired to stop training and ex- tinguish larger fires in areas not protected by fire guards. Col. Weisman says the re- serve, about 35 miles northwest of Medicine Hal, always has been subject to fires ignited by lightning, hut the grass has grown back. The 530 troops now training will be here for three weeks. Groups of 500 to soldiers will undergo training in three- week rotations until October and during every subsequent summer until 1982. The 1 raining was made possi- ble through an agreement signed between Canada and Great Britain last year after the loss of the British training grounds in Libya. Col. T. A. Gibson, comman- dant of the British Army train- ing unit here, says the huge, un- inhabiled reserve is idea! for his troops. "It'll fit them for their NATO role, which is for mechanized forces for mobile battle." He said training areas in West Germany are too congested to conduct realistic training io safety. ransom paid to abductors CARACAS (Renter) Carlos Dominguez, kidnapped Venezue- lan "tin can" magnate, was re- leased today after a Si-million ransom was paid to his abduc- tors, his son told reporters. The 68-year-old millionaire unexpectedly drove up to his home in a taxi after 15 days in the hands of what were believed to be left-wing urban guerrillas. The white-haired industrialist was received with cries of joy by bis family who were woken up by insistent bell ringing at the door of his mansion in a res- idential district of the city, liis Eon said. He had been drugged by his abductors before they released him, the younger Dominguez said. As soon as the news of his re- lease spread police blocked all roads leading out of the city in an attempt to capture the kid- nappers. Peace move seen SAIGON (AP) The United States temporarily suspended bombing raids around Hanoi today in a show of good will to- ward the Soviet Union during the visit of President Nikolai V. Podgorny to the North Vietnam- ese capital, highly-placed U.S. informants said. The informants said, however, that raids were carried out across the southern sector of North Vietnam. Hanoi is consi- dered in the northern heartland. Podgorny left Calcutta, India, today for Hanoi after talks with Indian leaders on the Vietnam war and other international problems. Diplomats in Moscow specu- lated that in Hanoi Podgorny will try to get things moving to- ward a settlement of the Viet- nam war as a followup to Presi- dent Nixon's recent visit to Mos- cow. But they admitted tliis is based on their assumption that Nixon and the Russians reached .some sort of understanding about Vietnam. Informants said It was un- likely that the suspension of bombing around Hanoi would be permanent, but would last only while Podgorny was there. Podgorny said Wednesday in Calcutta that "the Vietnam problem should be immediately solved; America should cease bombing." At Washington meanwhile President Nixon asked Con- gress today to approve by Sept. 1 the anas curbs ha initialled in Moscow so broader disarma- ment talks can begin in Octo- ber. Speaking informally, Nixon appeared before dozens of con- gressmen at what he termed an unprecedented briefing session in the White House. He had In- vited legislators to attend and to question Henry Kissinger, Nixon's national security advi- ser before his aide leaves for Peking to discuss th? Vietnam war and ways to improve Sino- American relations. Kissinger will leave for Pe- king today or Friday. He is due in the Chinese capital Monday after a weekend stopover in Hawaii. YOUNG SURVIVOR Second air disaster kills 81 From AP-REUTER SAIGON (CP) _ In the sec- ond Asian air disaster in two days, a Cathay Pacific Convair jetliner carrying 81 persons crashed in the central highlands of South Vietnam today, appar- ently killing everyone aboard Cathay Pacific Airline said 17 Americans were aboard, includ- ing seven persons named Kenny. In West Bend, Wis., a com- pany spokesman said Thomas J. Kenny, 611, president and chair- man of the board of the B.C. Ziegler Co., and five members of his family were aboard. The discrepancy in numbers was not explained. The company spokesman re- ported that in addition to Kenny, other members of his family were his wife, Roberta, 46, and their children Kathleen, 21; Daniel, 20; Mary Jane, 16, and Colleen. 13, and a friend, Andrew Pick. It originally was believed 82 persons were aboard. Killed en route lo his wedding Haircut spat ends in death TAILF1NGER, West Germany (Reuter) The father of a 13- year-old schoolboy warned his son before leaving for work that there would he trouble if he did not cut his shoulder-length hair by Ihe time he returned in the evening. The boy went to his room and hanged himself after his mother had forcibly cut his hair. From REUTER-AP JAIPUR, India (CP) A Japan Airlines DC-8 with 89 per- sons aboard went down in flames as it came in to land at Delhi International Airport Wednesday night. The death toll today reached at least 84, including Wayno Hubble, 35, first secretary of the Canadian trade commission irj Hong Kong. Officials in nearby New Delhi said there were five survivors, two women and three children. But Japan Airlines head office in Tokyo said one child died. Press Trust of. India re- ported the death toll at 87. Canadian sources in Hong Kong said Hubble, from Ke- lowna, B.C., was flying from Hong Kong to New Delhi to be married. Hubble had been first secretary at Ihe Canadian trade mission in Hong Kong since September, IS7I. FIANCEE CALGARY GIRL Bubble's fiancee, whom ha met while serving in New Delhi, was Patricia Ann Phillips o( Calgary, who has been with Ca- nadian University Service Over- seas in India. Hubble joined the department of external affairs in 1960, with a posting to Kingston, Jamaica in 1962. From there he went to Georgetown, British Guiana in 19H; lo Ottawa in 1965 and to New Delhi in 1963. Eyewitnesses said the air- liner, carrying 78 passengers and a crew of 11, caught fire in the air and plunged into fields near Jaipur, which is close to the industrial township of Bad- arpur, about 15 miles southeast of New Delhi. Wreckage from the plane was scattered over a wide area and the only part left intact was the tail portion. Some farm laborers were reported to have been killed. The passengers <-t least II nationalities, Including Japanese, Italians, West Germans and Iwo Frenchwomen. Liiier searched after threat NEW YORK (Reuter) 1 police bomb squad searched the liner Queen Elizabeth today after a telephone bomb threat from London to the New Yoric office of tho Cunard line. ;