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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Brisk Winds Break Up Athabasca Oil Slick GOING, GOING, GONE AND A RED, RED FACE This shouldn't happen to a pretty blonde like Lynda Kerr of the Punxsutawney, Pa., High School flag twirlers who practis all summer long, but it did happen and Lynda had a red, red face. The other girls got a big kick out of the incident after Lynda regained her composure and carried on with her practising. Time Story Full Of Falsehoods Says Trudeau Broad Inquiry Demanded OTTAWA (CP) Health Min- ister John Munro began an in- quiry Tuesday into the alleged leak to Time magazine of the secret LeDain report on drug abuse. Meanwhile, the Commons op- position demanded that the gov- ernment make the report public and launch a broader inquiry into the leak. However, Prime Minister Tru- deau appeared to be trying to defuse issue. He said the Time story is full of "false- hoods" and1 it didn't appear the report itself was given to the magazine. Oakville Earners Lead OTTAWA (CP) Average in- comes of communities reported to 1968 taxable income tax re- turns ranked in order of in- come, followed by average total collection of federal income tax, old age security, tax, communities other than in income tax: 1. Oakville, Ont., 2. Saraia, Ont., 3. Sept-nes, Quo., 4. Sudbury-Copper Cliff, Ont. 5. Windsor, Ont, 6. Alberni, B.C., 7. Oshawa, Ont, 8. Prince George, B.C., 3. Ottawa, 10. Toronto, 11. Trail-Rossland, B .C., 12. Hamilton, 13. Nanaiino, B.C., 14. Vancouver, 15. St. Catharines, Ont., 16. Whitby, Ont, 17. Prince Rupert, B.C., 18. Calgary, 19. Brampton, Ont, 20. Sault J3te. Marie, Ont., SUPER SAVINGS AT THRiFTWAY DRUGS MAGIC MOMENT FOAM IN HAIR COLOR 3.7 oz. Sugg, list 3.49. ONLY REXALL and IDA SUNSHINE SALE USTERINE ANTISEPTIC 89 12-oz. plastic bottle Sugg. List 1.39..... FATHERS DAY GIFTS and CARDS OLD SPICE BRUT ENGLISH LEATHER TAN HAWAIIAN with TANYA Suntan Lotion Tanning Oil Tanning Butter Coconut Oil END 7 oz. Sugg, list 1.35 93' Giant Poly 10 to pkg. with ties Garbage Bags 1 pkgs. for ,00 THURSDAY SPECIAL KING SIZE Ctn. of 200 CIGARETTES CASH ONLY REGULAR Cln. of 200. .39 Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. SUPER SAVINGS AT a.m. to 9 p.m. s eLjvuQt p.m. to 4 p.m. I U Op an 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. "YOUR I.D.A. AND REXALL DRUG STORE" 702 13th Street North Phone 327-0340 SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS "There is no certain indica- tion that the report itself has he said, adding that a judicial inquiry doesn't appear necessary so far. Mr. Trudeau said that to Mr. Munro's knowledge, "the docu- ment itself did not leak but per- haps someone who knew of its existence and some of its con- tends did." In Mr. Munro's office, an aide said that "we are reasonably sure" the leak didn't come from the health department. SOME INACCURACIES 'There are some very accur- ate sections and some inaccura- the aide said of the Time story. Mr. Trudeau said Mr. Munro would "be asking for the assist- ance of other princi- pally Solicitor-General George McHraith, whose jurisdiction in- cludes the HCMP. Mr. Munro's office said late Tuesday the RCMP "haven't been contacted' yet." Richard Duncan, Time bureau chief in Ottawa, said that to his knowledge, no one on the maga- zine had been asked about the story by any government offi- cial. In the Commons, Frank How- ard said the cabinet knew the Time article was going to be published. After Privy Council President Donald Macdonald denied this1, Mr. Howard aimed his fire directly at the absent Mr. Munro, saying that an "excerpt or resume" from the m i n i s t e r 's office formed the basis of the report. UNANIMOUS CONSENT The House gave unanimous consent to a motion by Stanley Knowles North Centre) to refer to UK Com- mons procedure and organiza- tion committee "the lack of re- dress on the part of the House of Commons when a confidential document is made public with- out authorization." The government refused a motion by Ed Broadbent (NDP Oshawa-Whitby) calling for an immediate investigation into the leak. Mr. Trudeau said be would "gladly entertain tlie suggestion of a full-scale investigation by the RCMP into this very re- grettable leak. ELECTED Kenneth Gib- son, a 38-year-old civil engi- neer, was elected mayor Tuesday of Newark, New Jersey. Negro Elected Mayor NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Ken- neth A. Gibson, a 38-year-old civil engineer, has been elected as the first Negro mayor of a major northeastern United States city, defeating an incum- bent accused of corruption in office. A runoff election Tuesday gave Gibson victory by votes to for Mayor Hugh J. Addonizio, 56, who held the office for eight years and ran for another term while standing trial on federal charges. He was indicted last year on extortion charges, stemming from an al- leged in kickbacks on city contracts. Gibson also led the first elec- tion May 12, but did not get a clear majority of the votes cast for the six candidates in that voting. Under New Jersey elec- iton laws, a runoff between the two top anc necessary. Gibson joins Carl Stokes o: Cleveland and Richard Hatcher of Gary, Ind., as Negroes serv- ing as elected mayors of large U.S. cities. FORT CHIPEWYAN, Alia. CP) Brisk winds Tuesday on jake Athabasca broke up and lispersed an oil slick which cov- ered an estimated 24 miles of ake surface last weekend. Dr. W. J. Doug Stephen, fed- eral officer supervising the cleanup, said winds with gusts to 40 miles an hour have aided mopping up operations. The s It u a 11 o n is rapidly reaching the point where it's well in hand." He estimated that up to gallons of oil could have spewed nto the Athabasca River tollow- ng a break June 6 in a Great Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. pipe- ine carrying syntl itic crude oil :rom Fort McMurray to Edmpn- ,on. The oil was transported by the river to the lake, straddling he Alberta-Saskatchewan bor- der and had accumulated in ,arge slicks. A 900-foot boom was to be in place today near the outlet of Lake Athabasca to prevent oil xom moving into the Slave River, and subsequently lirough Great Slave Lake into ;he M a c k e nzie River. The Mackenzie empties into arctic waters, miles north of Ed- monton. Dr. Stephen said risk to the river systems now is believed minimal. Two other straw, wire and to be fin- ished by noon. They will be swung across the river channel if needed. In the river delta, where the Athabasca empties into the lake, a canvas conveyor, operat- ing on a water combine princi- ple, was to be operating today dragging oil to shore. SPILL NOT NEGLIGENCE In Edmonton Tuesday, Pre- mier Harry Strom told a news conference the 6pill was not a result of negligence or failure to follow regulations. The pipeline had been con- structed to international stand- ards, tested and had been li- censed by the department of mines and minerals. Mr. Srom said that changes in standards and regulations might be necessary, more rigid rules drafted and other inspec- tion techniques developed, but it would be unrealistic to think that such accidents might be al- ways avoided. Two Edmonton engineers said in interviews Tuesday that ex- perience gamed from cleaning up an oil spill off Nova Scotia last winter would not have helped cleaning up the Atha- basca River. But Dr. Peter Dranchuk, pro- fessor of chemical and petro- leum engineering at the Univer- sity of Alberta, also said too lit- tle attention has been given to such potential accidents. Air Crash Kills Five KAMLOOPS (CP) Five persons were found dead Tues- day in the of their light plane missing since Mon- day on a 155-mile flight from here to Oastlegar in southeast- ern British Columbia. Searchers found the wheel- equipped Cessna 337 in Mona- shee Pass about 30 miles east of Vernon in the Okanagan. Killed were pilot Tom Moore of Kamloops, an employee oi Westcoast Air Services, an air charter company, and Vern Seaman, 37, Raymond Dunbar, 34, Hector Butler, 44, and David Butler, 36 all British Columbia Telephone Co. em- ployees from Kamloops. SMALL AREA REGINA (CP) Saskatche- wan's population is con- centrated in tire southern one- third of the province, reports the provincial department of vital statistics. About 25 per cent live in the two largest cit- ies, Regina and Saskatoon. Tale Murder Trial Opens Models Of Decorum LOS ANGELES (CP) Four hippie-typo clan members disrupted proceedings at pre- trial hearings became models of decorum at tire opening of their trial on charges of murdering actress Sharon Tale and six oth- ers. Shaggy-haired Charles Man- son and three women followers in gaily-colored dresses watched quietly Tuesday as jury selec- lion began. All rose wltcn asked to face the CO prospeclive jurors filed into the spectator sec- tion of the courtroom. The defendants were impas- sive as the judge road each count of tho murder-conspiracy charges against them. The three women giggled and smiled at frirnds in (lie specta- tor section. They ere Susan At- kins, 21, Patricia Krenwlnk'cl, K, wl Uslia Van Houtoj, ?0, one-time members of a roving communal family led by Man- son, 35. The four, who were ejected from court last week for refus- ing to sit down and obey rules, followed their lawyers obedi- ently into the chambers of Supe- rior Court Judge Charles Older for private questioning of pros- pective jurors. The first day of jury selection indicated a lengthy search (or 12 persons who will meet all qualifications and be able to stay away from home and work for the trial which is expected to last six months. The judge has ordered the jury seques- tered in a hotel for the duration of the trial. All nine prospective Jurors questioned Tuesday were ex- cused. SCVCD said (hey .would suffer persona! hardship !f locked up for six months. They cited busi- ness obb'gations, family respon- sibilities and vacation plans. Two men were excused when they said they would not impose tlw death penalty. Earlier, the judge took undoi consideration a defence request for a contenipt-of-court citation against the chief prosecutor Deputy District Attorney Aaror Slovitz. A defence lawyer salt Stoyiti! violated a judicial ban on pre-trial comment on the case by giving an interview to an underground newspaper. Miss Tate, pregnant blonde wife of film director Roman Po- lanski, was found stablxid to death at her home last Aug. 9 nmid hsods, ropes ami bloody Dead with her, of gunshot and knife wounds, were (our visitors. Bill Yurko, an engineer and Progressive Conservative MLA, Siu'd equipment used on the Scotia coast would be of ittle use on the fast-flowing Athabasca River. He agreed with Dr. Danchuk that cmulsiflcatlon agents not the answer either. Dr. Danchuk said the agent's act on all oil, including the oily substance that prevents the feathers of waterfowl from ab- sorbing water. Canadian Airman Saved In Dramatic Rescue SHEARWATER, N.S. (CP) ._ A young Canadian naval airman was pulled back aboard a helicopter off the Nova Scotia coast las', week by two other men after being sucked through an open door 300 feet over the Atlantic Ocean. Ordinary Seaman John Bar- ker, a member of the crew of a helicopter which assisted in the rescue of four fishermen off southwestern Nova Scotia, leaned against the doar and it suddenly opened. He was pulled out but managed to cling to a six-foot stub wing on the side of the helicopter Kidnapped Ambassador Released RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) Ehrenfried von Hollenben, West Germany ambassador to Brazil, was free today after guerrillas who kidnapped him Thursday released him on a Rio de Janeiro street Tuesday night. The ambassador stepped from a Volkswagen in front of his house in the seaside suburb of Gloria just before midnight Tuesday night, after being held more than 123 hours in a secret hideout by his kidnappers. He was released after 40 Brazilian political prisoners were flown to freedom in Algeria Monday. and was grabbed by a fellow crew member, Leading Sea- man Gordon Howe. Rowe hung on to Barker wilh one tend and a seat in- side the chopper with the other. Rowe. in turn, was grabbed'by Sgt. David Vcy- erle of the United States Air p'orce, a para-rescue team member picked up from tha sea by the Canadian helicop- ter after being dropped to as- sist tile drifting fishermen. Woman 115 Dies SILVER CREEK, Wash. (AP) Mary Kiona, who saw the covered wagons of the first white settlers in Washington, died tday at the home of her granddaughter. She was 115. She claimed to be of Yakima and Cowlitz Indian descent, and her birtlidale, January, 1855, is documented at the Bureau of Indian Affairs office in Yakima. She lived all her life near the Cowlitz river. At the first of this year, six generations of her offspring had been record- ed. She was considered the senior member of the Cowlitz tribe. In earlier years, she mada her living off the land, picking ber- ries ard fishing. Mrs. Kiona spoke no English, and communicated in a mix- ture of Cowlitz and Yakima dialects. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 68 ABOVE 19. nn ZERO AT NOON SUNHISE THURSDAY SUNSET Lethbridge 62 Waterloo Medicine Hat Pincher Creek Edmonton Calgary..... Jasper 66 Banff.......... 65 Victoria....... 59 Kamloops.......65 Vancouver 52 50 47 69 53 57 50 62 43 62 45 62 50 Penticton....... 80 62 Saskatoon.......76 57 52 56 60 Regina 73 Winnipeg....... 77 Toronto' Ottawa Montreal Fredericton Charlottetown Chicago New York .05 84 75 56 52 71 60 83 49 95 68 .01 Miami San Francisco Los Angeles Denver Las Vegas SYNOPSIS Although southern Alberta and northeastern regions will receive isolated showers today most of forecast district will ba mainly sunny today and Thurs- day. Temperatures will slightly warmer. FORECAST Lethbridge Medicine Hat and wanner Thurs- day. Winds light. Low high Lethbridge 45-75, Medicine Hat 50-75. Kootenay, with a few sunny periods and isolated afternoon showers to- day. Clearing this evening. Sunny and warmer Thursday. Light winds. Low tonight and high Thursday at Cranbrook 45 and 72; at Castlegar 50 and 80, FARMERS "FEEDERS EARN ON THE PURCHASE I OF A MODEL TOO OR 117 OWATONNA MIXER MILL (May 15-Sept. 15) OWATONNA-the premium miner mill with ex- clusive ihredder attachment. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Lelh- bridge district are bare and in good driving condition. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway. Calgary to Banff is [lilion. Banff lo Revelstoko is bare and in good condition. Motroists are advised to watch for fallen rock. The Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways are bare and in good condition. Crcston Salmo highway is bare and in good condition. Mo- torists are asked to watch for fallen rock, deer and caribou. Snow tiros or chains are no longer required when travelling in any mountain area. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutts 24 hours; Carway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Del Uonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Koosevillc, B.C., a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 2-1 hours; I'orthill-Hykcrfa 8 to midnight, Pass, 8 a.m., to 7 p.m. ;