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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta BUNNY FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY NEAR 70. The letlibridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 1C6 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JUNE 26, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES Flood warning issued in central Alberta Irish ceasefire deadline near DEATH TRAIIER Aerial view at Maniwaki, Que., north of Ottawa, shows the mobile home (partially silting on car) lhat was thrown 300 feet by a tornado carrying Mrs. Jennine Lacoix and her son Roger lo their deaths. Ms. Lacoix was found near the mobile home and her son under the rubble in the foreground. (CP Freak twister cuts path through Quebec town BELFAST (AP) Northern Ireland moved towards tonight's midnight ceasefire promised by guerrillas after a weekend of ferocious violence that left six persons dead and ended with a series of gun battles between British soldiers and "suicido squads" of gunmen in Belfast. The troops said they killed or wounded 14 guerrillas of the Provisional wing of the out- lawed Irish Republican Army in gunfights in the Andorsonstown Roman Catholic sector of the city. Caiiada-U.S. relations good-PM OTTAWA (CP) Prime Minister Trudeou says re- lations between Canada and Ihe United States are "in' a good." "I believe President Nixon is a friend of Mr. Trudeau said in an interview issued Sunday by the American news magazine U.S. News and World Report. "On an individual basis, I think, the relations be- tween Mr. Nixon and myself, ar.d between ministers of his administration and ours, have been generally very good." In an apparent rclcrcnce to trade talks which broke down between the two countries last February, he Eaid: "Our ministers tried earnestly to get the best pos- sible deal for Canadians, so I can't take exception to American ministers who tried to get a very good deal for Americans." Asked if he feels the U.S. lakes Canada for granfr ed, Mr. Trudeau said: "ft's not a very sore point witlt me. I think it's natural for the richest and most power- ful country in the world to be more concerned with itself than with its neighbor We would be happier! if there were a greater awareness in the United States of our policies and of our desires." This would improve the special relationship be- tween Canada and the U.S. Asked about trade Asked if a trade war is shaping up between ths two countries, he said: "I ce-lainly wouldn't put it in those terms But there are certain realities, certain forces at work, which, in my opinion, will oblige both countries lo re- assess their long-term economic future as regards each other." He also said Canada believes foreign investment must continue to be welcomed to maintain growth, technological development and the country's living standard. Canadians will always want to ensure they control the main levers on their economy, but bolh the gov- ernment and the overwhelming majority of Canadians have made it clear "they are not against foreign in- vestment. Period." On Canadian oil and gas resources, Mr. Trudeau said he has yet lo see a compelling argument that Canada would benefit from joint Canadian-American ex- ploitations of Canadian energy resources. Explains priority "I'm more concerned with pursuing Canadian goals In the energy field." Mr. Trudeau said there has been an increase in economic nationalism in Canada during the past few years but he does not feel there is any "strong anti- American" sentiment. "I am sure there have been periods wlien thera was much more ar.li-Americanism than there is now." Asked if the new American relationships with tlw Soviet Union and China will make the U.S. a serious competitor with international wheat and grain markets, he said: "Oh, sure. The United Stales Is a serious com- petitor whenever it sets out to be one We're prepared to meet the challenge." But he hoped there would be no "unfair subsidies or supports" to any American induMry. "Thr-. Canadian qovcrnmenl cannot compete against Uio U.S. Treasury." MANIWAKI, Quo. (CP) SI. .lean BaptLste celebrations at the Roman Catholic church Sat- urday could be the reason as few as two persons were killed by a freak tornado that swept this town 80 miles northeast of Ottawa. St. Jean Baptiste is the patron saint of Quebec and many of the residents were in the church when the tornado struck at p.m. Even so, damage was esti- mated at more than million in the few seconds it took tho whirling funnel of destruction to cut a 200-foot path four miles long through the eastern out- skirts of Ihe town before disap- pearing into the northwest. Dead are Jennine Lacroix, 38, and her 19-year-old son, Roger. The mobile home in which the family lived was lifted about 20 feet in the air, carried 300 feet and slammed into another mo- bile home, owned by Leonard Cote. Mrs. Lacroix was found, ap- parently electrocuted, about 15 feet from the wreckage while her son's body was found under a pile of rubble about 40 feet from the wreckage. He died on his way to hospital in Ottawa. Two other Lacroix Yves, 7, and Michel, among the 11 persons injured in the storm. Mr. Lacroix was away from the trailer at ths time. Bombs Barclot denies suicide bid SAINT TROPEZ (Reuter) Actress Brigitte Bardot denied Sunday reports circulating on the French Riviera that sha tried to commit suicide. The rumors brought hundreds of curious sightseers and pho- tographers to the gale of her villa in this luxious Mediterra- nean resort. Miss Bardot, 37, told show business personalities who tele- phoned her about the reports that they were untrue. The reports said that Miss Bardol, after a serious quarrel wilh her escort, Christian Halt, had taken an overdose of barbi- turates and cut her wrists. blast plant SAIGON (AP) The United States command says it has knocked out North Vietnam's only steel plant. The 7th' Air Force announced that four of its Phantoms dropped laser-guided pound bombs into the open- hearth furnaces of the Thai Nguyen steel plant 30 miles north of Hanoi Saturday. The air force said destruction of the furnaces destroyed North Vietnam's entire capacity for producing structural steel for railways, bridges and buildings. The plant, which covers an area of two square miles, is the biggest industrial plant in North Vietnam. It had been rebuilt after being bombed at least four times during the 1965-68 bomb- ing campaign. Frightened families cowed be- hind locked doors as more than 700 rounds were fired in the bat- tles. Guerrilla bombs blasted ci- vilian targets throughout Ulster and one 200-pound charge demo- lished a hotel at Lisburn, not far from British Army head- quarters. LAUNCH OFFENSIVE As the countdown towards tha ceasefire began, the als launched their "last-fling" offensive with bombings and shootings. British officials feared the guerrillas planned to press the assault right up until midnight in a dramatic effort to demonstrate that they are still a force to be reckoned with and called the truce from strength, not weakness. There were also reports that hardcore Provisional might ig- nore the ceasefire order and continue Ihe killing. These gun- men were reported to be led by two of the most wanted guerril- las, Martin Meehan and Tony (Dutch) Doherty. But Provisional commanders in Belfast were adamant that the truce will be observed and any guerrilla violating it wall be "disciplined." In IRA parlance, that means shot. 'Very nice, Henry! Nova fiow'd you make out business Tackle monetary crisis LUXEMBOURG (AP) Fi- nance and foreign ministers of the six .Common Market coun- tries are meeting here today to seek ways of resolving the new international monetary crisis touched off by Britain's floating of the pound. Anthony Barber, British chancellor of the ex- chequer, was to join them lato today. The Six's most immediate problem was the future of the agreement they made last spring with Britain and three other prospective Common Mar- ket members to keep the ex- change rates on their currencies within a range of 2% per cent. The agreement was intended to be the first step toward a unified monetary policy for the enlarged Common Market scheduled to come into being 'next Jan. 1. Britain, in setting the pound free last Friday to find its own level according to supply and demand, pulled out of the agreement, at least tenv porarily. The governors of Uie E uro- pean central banks met Sunday in Paris but as usual kept their discussions secret. Meanwhile, the foreign exchange markets were closed again today. For- eign Minister Valery Giscard d'Estaing of France announced that the Paris market would not reopen until Wednesday, indi- cating that he expects the meet- ing in Luxembourg to continue Tuesday. Italy snubs Socialists From AP-KEUTER ROME (CP) Premier Giu- lio Andreotti announced today he has formed a coalition gov- ernment of the centre. It was the first time in 10 years that the Socialists were excluded from an Italian government co- alition. The 53-y e a r -o I d premier presented his cabinet list to President Giovanni Leone. Besides Andredtti's Christian Democrats, who have been the keystone of every Italian gov- ernment since the Second World War, the coalition includes Ihe Democratic Socialists and tho Liberals. Tlie alliance has the promised backing of the Republican party, also a centre group. But even with this support, Italy's 34th government in 26 years faces grave economic and social problems with a shaky major- ity. With the support of the Re- publicans, Andretti's alliance will have a majority of only four in the 315-seat Senate and 17 in the MO-seat Chamber of Deputies. Doctor falls 125 feet to death BANFF (CP) Dr. Alien D. Allbutt, 34, of Edmonton was killed Sunday morning when a knot let go ar.d he fell 125 feet from Tunnel Mountain. A national parks spokesman said Dr. Allbutt and Bernie Devos of Sherwood Park, near E d m o n ton, were descending when the accident occurred. Mr. Devos was brought dowu by a rescue team. The two men had been ex- ploring the mountain, which is adjacent to the Banff townsite. Bear kills man at Yellowstone camp site YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) A bear killed an Anniston, Ala., man at an unauthorized camp in Yel- lowstone National Park early Sunday, park officials said. Assistant park superintendent Vern Hennesay said Harry Eu- gene Walker, 25, was attacked within 100 feet ol the camp site while returning with a compan- ion to the tent they had pitched about a half-mile northeast of the Old Faithful Geyser Friday night. Walker and Phillip Howard Bradberry, 25, of Oxford, Ala., had hilch-liiked into the Old Faithful area late Friday, he said. Meat curbs lifted WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon lifted all quota re- s t r i c t i o n s on meat imports today "in an effort to remedy a short-term shortage" and curb rising meat prices. But Nixon ruled out a freeze on meat and other food prices, Treasury Secretary George Stiultz said at a White House news conference. Removal of the quotas for the rest of 1972 "may not fully solve the Nixon said in a statement. "Further measures will be taken as necessary and appropriate." Most of the imported meat is lower-cost cuts which goes into processed products such as hamburger, hct dogs, salami and sausages. Officials questioned whether the decision would have an im- mediate impact on surging meat prices, saying it could take weeks or months or any increase in imports to be felt in the United States. EDMONTON (CP) Farm land and some isolated settle- ments were flooded today as floodwaters continued to rise on tributaries of the North Sas- katchewan River. High waler in two rivers also was threatening the waler sup- plies of two towns in west-cen- tral Alberta in the wake ol heavy weekend rainfall. The Alberta water resources branch issued a warning of se- vere flooding on the headwa- ters of the North Saskatch' ewan, wilh levels expected to rise in that river as much as 12 feet within the next few days. JUMPS BANKS At Caroline, about 50 miles southwest of Red Deer, several farm fields were under as much as five feet of water after the Clearwater River jumped its, banks Sunday. A nearby wayside servica station and vacation cabins also were flooded by about 18 inches of water. A spokesman for the town ol Rocky Mountain House, about 100 miles west of Red Deer said the town of persons is ob- taining water from a number of wells after the main source, a river-side well on the North Saskatchewan, was flooded. He said the stand-by supply should be adequate if residents voluntarily reduced tion for tho next few days. PLANT THREATENED At Drayton Valley, a town ol persons about 60 miles southwest of Edmonton, rising water in the North Saskatch- ewan threatened the town wa- ter intake plant and a number of private wells in the district. The water resources branch had reported three to five inch- es of rain between Friday night and noon Sunday. The'outlook was for some additional rain, in scattered localities. Most of the flooding was ex- pected on Ihe Clearwater, Ham and Brazeau rivers, In the sparsely populated foothill country west of Red Deer. All are major tributaries .of North Saskatchewan. MPs start rush for summer break By CAUL MOLLINS OTTAWA (CP) The Liberal Commons majority begins a final rush today to make some showing on the law books before MPs take off Friday for a three-month summer break. The Commons will put in a 33-hour week instead of the usual 27 in an effort lo complete work on at least part of a huge legislative logjam. Instead of the usual start at 2 p.m. EDT, the Commons will meet at 11 a.m. today, Tuesday and Thursday, acldiog two hours on each day for debate, with an hour for lunch. Heading the government list is a much-criticized, much- amended bill presented as the administration answer to for- eign domination of Canadian business and industry. First introduced early last month, debated on principle for four days in early June and ex- amined for 10 days in the com- mons finance commillee, the bill would require cabinet ap- proval in advance for fulure for- eign takeovers of substantial Canadian companies. No limita- tion would be placed on expan- sion of new or existing foreign subsidiaries. The government already has proposed amendments that would dilute the definition of foreign ownership. The New Democrats, in particular, are ready to fight the measure as altogether too weak. Briton killed in German manhunt STUTTGART (Reuter) West German police maintained their news blackout today on tiie mysterious circumstances in which police killed a British businessman Monday in a search for members of the Baader Meinhof anarchist group. The businessman, a former employee of Uie British consu- late, was identified as Lain Ma- cleod, 34, by consulate spokes- man Eroily Scott, who was also a personal friend. Pearl Buck 80 PHILADELPHIA (AP) Au- thor Pearl S. Buck, whose Tha Good Earth won both a Pulitzer Prize and a Nobel Prize in liter- aturc, celebrated her 80th birth- day Morxlay. The only woman ever to win the Nobel in litera- ture, Miss Buck has turned out n Mai of 84 books during her writing career. Police refused to confirm his identity. A terse statement said only that a 34-year-old man was shot dead by police with two machine pistol bullets during a Fear for safely of Cliicheslcr PLYMOUTH, England (Ren- ter) Concern mounted today for the safety of Sir Francis Chichester, oldest competitor in the current single-handed trans- atlantic yacht race, who has not reported back since the crossing began more than a week ago. An RAF plane Sunday night joined the search for the 71- year-old veteran yatchsman and his ketch Gypsy Moth V. But the aircraft had still not located Sir Francis, winner of the first transatlantic raca in I960, by early today. search for the anarchist group in a high-rise apartment centre here. The police statement did not connect Macleod, a cleaning materials salesman, with the anarchist group. But it said lhat at least two apartment had been maintained in the building by the Baader-Meinhof urban guer- rilla group, which has been linked with bombing attacks, armed robberies and arson around the country. Soccer players die in plunge CACERES, Spain (AP) A bus carrying socrer fans and players plunged into a ravine near this western Spanish cily Sunday and police reported 19 rif them were killed and 33 in- jured. Hercdd Saturday The Herald will not pub- lisn Saturday, July 1, the V.Oirlnt> Display advertisers are re- minded the deadine for re- ceiving advertisements to ap- pear Friday, June 30 is noon Wednesday, June 28; ads for Monday July 3 edition must be in by noon Thursday, June 29, and for Tuesday, July 4 by noon Friday, June 30. Classified received by 3 p.m. Friday, June 30 will appear in the Monday, July 3 edition. Full coverage of the holiday weekend news scene will be carried Monday, July 3. Driver killed near Crestoii CRESTON (CP) Gilbert Hamler, 29, of Creston died Sat- urday in a single-car accident eight miles west or this south- western British Columbia cen- tre. WINNIPEG (CP) A twin- engine airplane carrying Indian high school students t o Iheir northern Manitoba homes for a summer vacation crashed Sat- urday, killing the pilot and all eight passengers. The plane crashed in the St. James district of west Winnipeg moments after taking off on a scheduled three-hour flight to Oxford House, 350 milse north- east of Winnipeg anrf the home of seven of the sludenis. Eyewitnesses said the Beech- craft, owned by Ilford-Iliverton Airways, faltered and bolh en- gines apparently failed as it passed over the residential area, aiming perhaps for an air- port runway or a nearby goll course. The plane slammed Into a tree in a vacant lot between two houses on Linwood Street, set- Ling fire to both homes. No one on Ihe ground was injured. The pilot, Wilbur Scoll Cough- lin, 47, of Brocklchurst, B.C., passenger Rosalie Balfour, 16, of Norway House, Man. and the seven Oxford House loaa Weenusk, 21, Mary Rita Canada, 18, Roy Sinclair, 18, and his sister Deborah, 14, Ethel Grieves, 17, Margaret Robinson, 16, and Wilkie Muske- gon, in the crash. Invesligators from the federal department of transport flew from Ottawa !o launch a study of the crash. Their report is not expected for several days. Seen and heard About town COUNCILLOR Henry Xiimnii explaining that he doesn't need to carry iden- tification so people will know he's a county councillor be- cause "I like to work in the dark" Don Davis in- forming Gary Stockton that he will have to buy tho steaks as soon as his teeth come in the mail Bill Cousins giving one of lus sons a quarter for caddying for 13 boles. ;