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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THI VETHMIDCf HWMD Thursday, 11, News in brief Explosions rock Londonderry LONDONDERRY vReuter) A British soldier was killed ccrly today as a series of ex- plosions rocked Londonderry and two mortar attacks were launched against army posts in Northern Ireland. The soldier died and three others were injured in a blast on the Catholic Lecky Road in the city. Four people, including a sol- dier, were hurt in separate explosions. A British army major pre- vented what could have been A major disaster Wednesday when he drove a bomb-laden van to a dockside in London- derry and pushed it into tire wa- ter seconds before it exploded. Birds attack ivorkuien EDMONTON (CP> Work- men repairing the roof of the legislative building say the task is strictly for the birds. Tbey are being attacked by m> sparrows, nesting in nearby trees. Rick Sulivan one of the work- ers, said Wednesday he had been hit three times by the birds and once was nearly knocked over the edge of the building, 103 feet from ground level. j So far, all efforts at discour- aging the attacks have failed inculding colored streamers, a i slingshot and a starting pistol. Four die in plane crash VICTORIA (CP) All four crashed soon after taking off persons aboard were killed j fr0m the airport at Patricia when a single-engine Cessna 170 Bay just outside Sidney. aircraft crashed Wednesday right in a residential street in Sidney, B.C., north of Victoria. The plane was en route to Pitt Meadows, near Vancouver, and eyewitnesses said it The plane came down in a side street, about 50 feet from the nearest house. Names of the four victims were withheld. Heat ivave sets record LOS ANGELES A teen-age girl whose parents said they were too poor to buy her a ntw dress was sent homa in tears from her Grade S gradu- ation ceremony because her clothing did not conform to school rulss. School principal Billy McDowell said Wednesday he had no alternative because stu- dents "had been given their in- structions long before the grad- uation." "I felt a girl who did not abide by the required dress should not The parents of 15-year-old Eleanor Stacy said their daugh- tsr was ordered to leave the graduation ceremony May 30 j because of her yellow-flowered dress. William Blair, board presi- dent, said the girls were to wear p'ain. pastel dresses. He said Eleanor's "wasn't a wrong dress, it just had pastel flowers on it, but we had 66 graduates and we couldn't have everybody different." to strike in their current con- tact dispute -with employers. E. P. O'Neal, regional vice- rvr-acirtonf fi? workers International Union said however, that he is hopeful negotiations will re- sume soon. Eleven mills with 7.200 union members were in- volved in the ballot. UPIU served 10 days termin- ation of contract notice on the Pulp and Paper Industrial Re- lations Bureau late Tuesday. So far 72 hour strike notice requir- ed by the Mediation Services Act has not been served. The current contract expires June 30. Negotiations broke off earl- ier while the strike vote was held last week, with spokesmen for both sides expecting that talks would resume after the vote had been taken. The union said talks founder- ed "mainly on money matters" including health and welfare, long-term disability, pensions, vacations, wage adjustments and the mdn wage demand of per cent, with a minimum of 55 cents an hour, in each jear of a two-year agreement. The companies have offered a two-year contract including a 15-per-cent increase. Present base laborer's rate is ?4.0812 cents an hour and the mechanics rate is ?3.70 an hour. The other union in the indus- try, the Pulp and Paper Workers of Canada, (PPWC) with members at eight pulp mills, has not moved to take a strike vote. Stroll Soviet leader Lecnid t. Brezhnev ond President Nixon stroll thru the grounds of c a m p David, Mo., Wednesday where the two leaders are holding talks. End to cold-tvar hostility iu sight Plane crash kills Corporate tax package given second reading OTTAWA (CP) The minor- ity Liberal government's corpo- rate tax package, once a major threat to its survival, sailed through second reading in the Commons Wednesday with all the excitement of a rain-soaked firecracker. The vote was 194 to 30 with only the New Democrats op- psed. The Conservatives, as ex- pected, joined the Liberals to give the long-discussed legisla- tion approval in principle and send it to committee for clause- by-clause study. It was also supported by Social Credit members and Roch LaSalle The vote was such a foregone conclusion that the Liberals mustered only token applause for Prime Minister Trudeau when he rose to cast his vote. Normally, on important votes, there is prolonged applause for party leaders from their sup- porting members. Enough Conservatives were absent for the vote that it would have carried even if that party had voted against the cuts. 39 Absent Thirty nine MPs, 26 of them Conservatives, were missing and the count -would have been 113 to 111 if the party had sided with the New Democrats as it once threatened to do. Present were 102 Liberals, 81 Conservatives, 30 New Demo- crats, 10 Social Credit members and Mr. LaSalle. Speaker Lu- cien Lamoureux, the onlv other independent besides Mr. La- Salle, does not vole except to break a tie. Standing in the 264-seat House Pope marks anniversary of election is Liberal 109, Conservative 107, New Democrat 31, Social Credit 15 and Independent two. The legislation, first an- nounced by Finance Minister John Turner in his May, 1972, budget, cuts the corporate tax rate for manufacturing and processing industries to 40 per cent from 49 per cent. It also allows faster write-offs for money invested in new equip- ment. Initially, Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield objected to making the measures a per- Election fireworks expected ASSUMPTION Indians from across ths prov- ince, some coming 80 miles on horseback, gathered in this iso- lated northern communi'y Wed- nesday for the anxual meeting of the Alberta Indian Associa- tion. They spent most of the day discussing amendments to their constitution and waiting, as one delegate said, for the "fire- worl's" of Friday's presidential election. Two strong candidates, Eu- gsne Steinhauer of Saddle Lake, and Simon Waquan of Fort Ciiipe-vyan, are opposing Har- old Cardinal -who has led the association for five years. Mr. Cardinal, in his' annual report Wednesday, told del- egates that once the meeting ends they should resolve their differences. Last jear when Mr. Cardinal was narrowly re-elected, a groun of southern Alberta chiefs threatened to withdraw from the association. manent part of the tax system and indicated he might join the New Democrats in opposing them. But he agreed to support the legislation after Mr. Turner promised an opportunity for Parliament to review it next spring. The NDP has opposed the leg- isltion from the outset, calling it as another needless con- cession to big business. NO PROMISE There has been no pledge of Conservative support in the fi- nal stages of the bill's progress. But party spokesmen say the government needs only to make clear that Mr. Turner's review procedure will be adequate. The minister has promised a monitoring process to make sure benefits from the tax cuts are reinvested by industry in the national interest. The bill also will allow a par- liamentary reviw if 60 or more MPs sign a petition requesting it. The vote appeared to wipe out the last immediate threat of an elecfion. No other measures re- maining on the order paper are considered hazardous to govern- ment survival. In other business Wednesday, Mr. Stanfield accused the gov- ernment of changing its mind on a promised energy policy an- nouncement and of using study material as a substitute. He made his comments after Prime Minister Trudeau said a series of facts and figures on the energy situation will be re- leased in a to 10 days. T C. Douglas naimo-Cowichan-The Islands) said Energy Minister Donald Macdonald has repeatedly promised a policy announce- ment. Mr. Trudeau said the release of study material would be de- signed "to provoke public reac- tion and help the government draw up energv policies to be announced in 1974. PUERTO VALLARTA, Mex- ico (AP) An Aeromexico jet- liner with 27 persons aboard crashed while approaching for a landing here, the airport com- mandant reported today. Several witnesses reported seeing a flash of fire in the sky over Banderas Bay as the DC-9 approached. Authorities imme- diately began a boat search of the bay. The flight had a stop-over at Monterrey, Mexico, after origi- nating in Houston, and an air- line spokesman said it was to have gone on to Acapulco and Mexico City after the stop here. The air traffic conlrolofficer at the Puerto Vallarta airport said he last contacted the plane at p.m. EDT Wednesday. The plane was then at 14.000 feet over the Pacific about four miles offshore, preparing for its final approach. The weather was good, he said. An unofficial passenger list indicated that several of those aboard the plane were Ameri- cans who boarded in Houston. The airport commandant said the plane apparently exploded in flight and may have fallen into Banderas Bay or crashed j on a small village along a. rug- i ged, almost inaccessible strip of i the Pacific coast. This is your Personal Invitation to to a SPIRITUAL FEAST JUNE 20th through 24th CHURCH OF CHRIST Corner of 21st and 28th St. South, lethbrldge. Alia- SPEAKER: JOE CORtEY of Doihan, Alabama (formerly of Lethb. Ufle) 730 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday YOUR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS Will BE WELCOMED No collodions. No pressure or emborrosiment of COME and ENJOY frit FEAST of GOOD THINGS BONN (AP) Two treaty ceremonies brought West Ger- many closer Wednesday to end- ing cold-war hostility with East Germany and Czechoslovakia. The "steps represented a double triumph for Chancellor Willy Brandt's Nobel Prize-win- ning policy of detente with his Communist neighbors to the east. Brandt's government cs- changed notes with East Ger- many to put their treaty into force at midnight. And Bonn initialled a friendship pact with Prague providing for diplomatic relations and annulling the no- torious 1938 Munich agreement wrung out of Czechoslovakia by Hitler. The first treaty, between the two Germanys, makes it pos- j sible for both to join the United Nations. It provides for normal relations and greater human contact between the rival Ger- man regimes, including the opening of four new crossing points along the mined death- strip border. Brandt's special negotiator, Egon Bahr, said he was pleased that "after such a long road, a new chapter in the history of the two German states now can start with such feeling of hope." In the ceremony in Brandt's Palais Scbaumburg chancellery on the Rhine River bank, Bahr I exchanged folders of legal pa- pers with his East German 1 counterpart, State Secretary Michael Kohl. This was the final step for im- plementing the treaty, signed in East Berlin last December and i later ratified in both states. WALL REMAINS The treaty does trot remove the Berlin wall or the border di- viding Germany since the de- feat of the Nazi regime. But it provides for easing the human hardship of divided families, later detailed co-operation j agreements and an exchange of j representatives" j similar to ambassadors. In a separate Bon ceremony, Foreign Ministers Walter Scheel of West Germany and Bohuslay Chnoupek of Czechoslovakia ini- tialled their treaty to bury more two decides of coM-mar hatred and sat up good neigh- borly relations. Brandt himself is expected to I put the final signature on the pact in Prague in August or September. At thr.t moment 1 Bonn and Prague will open din- j lomatic relations, trwy declared Wrong drug cause of girl's death SASKATOON (CP) Gerry Filopwich, 7, of Saskatoon died April 30 after being adminis- tered the wrong drug while a patient at University Hospital, a coroners jury ruled Wednes- day. The jury, -which made no rec- ommendations, said death was caused by the administering of mercaptomarin instead of mer- captopurine. Mercaptomarin, a drug con VATICAN CITY (AP) Hun- dreds of messages arrived from throughout the world today con- gratulating Pope Paul on the j of his election to the Throne of Peter. The Pope chose the eve of the election anniversary to reaffirm the cornerstones of his pontifi-! cate and spell out once again! his firm stand on faith and mor- als. A booklet issued by the Pope's office outlined the le- sponsibiiilies and the role of Ro- man Catholic bishops. The publication, released by the Congregation for Bishops after the Pope's approval, called for bishops to "agree with the Roman Catholic pon- tiff" in all matters of faith and morals. The publication reaffirmed chastity and poverty for bish- ops. It said they must adhere "with religious obsequiousness to the ordinary teaching of the Pope" and called for an end to public discussion of church problems. Weather and road report SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET If L Pre Gandhi visit marred by protesters NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, (CP) Prime Minister In- dira Gandhi of India brought a sharply worded statement of as- pirations of third-world coun- tries to a business audience in Toronto Wednesday, then con- cluded the day with a round social and cultural activities in this town which was the first capital of Upper Canada, now the province of Ontario. Two separate incidents in- volving protesters disturbed an otherwise smooth schedule of personal appearances and sight- seeing. Mrs. Gandhi was to To- ronto Wednesday morning from Ottawa after official talks with government members earlier in the week. She spoke Wednesday to a joint meeting of the Em- pire and Canadian clubs at a downtown hotel, a few hundred yards away from the financial houses of Toronto's Bay Street. Mrs. Gandhi told the audience of about that there is a need for "enlightened inter- national leadership" to change trade policies and practices and to reduce disadvantages of un- derdeveloped countries. Lethbridge 1f> 50 Pincher Creek 75 49 Medicine Hat.....75 50 Edmonton .......73 43 Grande Prairie 71 43 Banff........... 69 41 Calgary......... 72 49 Victoria......... 79 53 Penticton......82 52 Prince George 67 49 Kamloops........84 58 Vancouver 72 54 Saskatoon....... 75 .02 Regina...........75 43 Winnipeg.......58 49 .17 Toronto..........82 67 Ottawa.......... 82 65 Montreal........ 83 67 St. John's........75 45 Halifax.......... 74 58 Charlottetown 79 59 Fredericton E2 62 Chicago......... 82 62 New York........82 67 Miami.........S4 73 .08 Lcs Angeles.....306 75 Las Vegas....... 99 67 Phoenix........108 83 Paris........... 63 52 London.......... 57 55 Berlin...........64 54 Amsterdam...... 63 53 Moscow..........66 54 Stockholm ........79 63 Rome ........83 68 Toicjo........82 68 Mexico City...... 77 61 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Medicine Hat- Sunny and warm today. Highs 85-90. Lows 55-60. Fri- day: Sunny and very with late afternoon and eve- ning thundershowers near the mountains. Highs 85-90. Calgary Sunny today. Hichs near SO. Lows near 50. Friday: A few afternoon and evening showers or thunder- showers. Highs near 80. Columbia Kootenay region Today and Friday sunny ano warm. Highs today and Friday 80 to 85. Lows tonight 45 to 50. MONTANA East of Continental Fair and warm through Fri- day. Few afternoon thunder- showers west portion Friday Highs today 80s. Lows tonight 45 to 55. Highs Friday 85 to 95. West of Continental Divide- Fair today with some afternoon cloudiness. Widely scattered af- ternoon thundershowers Fri- day. Highs both days 85 to 95 Lows tonight 40s. taining mercury, is used in the "Any tendency to form ex- treatment of kidney disease while mercaptopurine is used for the treatment of leukemia. The child was admitted to University Hospital early in April and diagnosed as suffer- ing from leukemia. Susan Toritslrv, a university horpital pharmacist, admitted making a mistake in filling a prescription April 17 for the boy. She told the jury her eyes jumned a line when she WPS elusive clubs would lead to hardship and bitterness in the developing nations and harmful consequences for the future of the world." Upon her arrival for the busi- ness club meeting, she was greeted by 150-200 chanting, pla- oavr'-v cvi-p r'snmrtrators, pri- marily Asians. They followed her to Ontario Place, a lakeside tourist attraction, but by that time their numbers had dwindled to about 70, half of looking in the drug directory j tlran Pakistanis protes'ir.g In- and she mistakenly read the I dia's involvement an the war name of the vrone drufr. i with Pakistan. Automatic Agratec BALE STOOKER Makes a weather tight stook right from baler. SEE THEM AT GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Couttt Highway Ph. 328-1141 Box 1202 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 ap in good driving condition. PORTS OP ENTRY (Opening and Closing Adei 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Carway 6 a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Coutts 24 hours; Del Ronita 8 am. to 9 p.m.; Kmgsgate 24 hours; Porthill Rykerls 8 a.m. to midnight; Wile Horse S a.m. to 5 p.m. Logan Pass 7 a.m. lo JO p.m.; Open June 1. RvJOMville a.m. to midnight. ;