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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE IETHBR1DGE HERAID Monday, June 26, 1971 River waters recede U.S. flood toll hits 117 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Clean-up, relief and rebuilding efforts liave begun as the flood waters recede in the devastated eastern United Slates. Tho death toll from the week-long storm stood at 117 today and tens of thousands remained homeless. As I lie rivers returned to (heir banks, thousands returned to their homes and businesses to clear away silt with shovels and brooms. And there was a break in the crisis that began when the storm named Agnes slammed across the Florida const on her disastrous course a week ago. With property damage over the billion mark in Pennsyl- vania alone, the storm-torn states looked to the federal gov- ernment for assistance, and a NDP Waffle wing suffers setback TROOPS STAND GUARD Nolional Guard troops watch over the business district of Elmira, N.Y., as search efforts con.inue i n the flooded area resulting from tropical lm Agnes. The troops are being used to keep the curious and ornfh damaged siores and to assist in rescue w.repnolQ) November election Four called by Brandt WEST BERLIN (AP) Chancellor Willy Brandt decided Saturday to seek a new man- date from the West German people with a November elec- tion, 10 months ahead of sched- ule. His goal is to break an even split deadlock In the lower house of parliament. He has been unable to get action on critical issues, particularly the federal budget. In a statement to the council of his Social Democratic party, Brandt confirmed the Novem- ber election call first made pub- lic by Foreign Minister Walter Scheel to reporters. Scheel is chairman of the small but piv- Russell opens new hospital otal Free Democrats In coalition with Brandt's Socialists. There was no immediate word on exactly when the balloting would take place although there was speculation it would be early in November. Helmut Schmidt, defence min- ister and Brandt's deputy as So- cialist party chairman, told re- porters the party council had unanimously endorsed Brandt's call for a November vole. Schmidt said he assumed that the chancellor would move for a no-confidence vole on the way to an early election. He rejected I he idea that Brandt would re sign. If a no-confidence motion failed to give Brandt a major ity, then the parliament would be dissolved. The opposition Christian Dem ocrats have been after Brand either to resign or Implement a no-confidence motion on th MONTREAL (CP) Police re holding a man on a coro- r's warrant in connectior th a shooting in a west-em staurant early Sunday in lich four men died. The four victims were herde onios Alefragis, died in hospital bout six hours later. Police say the suspect they re holding was employed as a ccurity guard at the shopping entre for several months until le "quit or was fired" only re- cently. CLARESHOLM Alberta Municipal Affairs Minis- ter Dave Russell opened this centre's new hospital during ceremonies Saturday. The 50-bed hospital, which re- places an older 39-bed hospital will come into use Wednesday when patients are expected to be transferred. The new facil- ity Is located In the Eouthend of town, near the old hospital and the Alberta Hospital. The new hospital features a wing and special _______ and also utilizes some of the facilities of the Al- berta Hospital. They are con- nected by tunnels. Mr Russell was introduced by Macleod MLA Leighton Buckweli, Olhers attending in- cluded Don Gaudette, chair- man of the hospital board, Councillor Don LaGrandeur, representing the town, and MD Reeve Erbnie Petlerson. pediatric nurseries ORILLIA, Out. (CP) The radical Waffle wing of the On- tario New Democratic Party was dealt a staggering blow during the weekend, but its leaders maintain the fight is far from over. The NDP's provincial council meeting here voted solidly Sat- urday in favor of expelling the Yaffle. However, Jamex Laxer, Wal- fle leader, Indicated his group will not go down without a truggle, saying the Waffle Is 'absolutely determined to con- inue as a current socialist opin- on in Canada." About 200 Waffle members met to discuss strategy after he boom was lowered at the council meeting. They drew up a resolution, a spokesman said later, that called for: alien that the group will not disband despite the fact the council vole has been taken by some to mean the Waffle "no longer Ontario-wide Waffle con- vention will be held on or before Aug. 15 to determine if the fle will abandon ils activities and stay within the party or maintain itself as a group and suit the NDP. They had earlier voted not to discuss a compromise proposal that would have granted the Waffle associate status of exist- ence within the party under a set of strict idea which the Wafflers had earlier said they would accept. Mr. Laxer termed the adopted resolution an "enormous ambi- guity." The resolution said "the present struclure and behavior of the Waffle cannot continue" and public activities should be limited. "Let's have clarity on what the meaning of the resolution he said. presidential aide promised it A spokesman for fhe Pennsyl- would be forthcoming. The pledge came after the governors of five stales and a representative from a sixth met In Harrisburg, Pa., Sunday with George A. Lincoln, director of the president's office of emer- gency preparedness. HOMELESS CARED FOR Red Cross officials said homeless persons are being cared for at 330 emer- gency shelters in Pennsylvania New York, Virginia and Mary land, and they launched a cam palgn for million. While most of the flood threa was past, watches were stil kept in several areas, Including Petersburg, Va., where the Ap- pomattox River was not ex peeled to crest until tonight and Almond, N.Y., threatened by a 14-mile-long artificial lake of rainwater behind a highway embankment. FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE! way to breaking a 248-to-24 deadlock In the Bundestag, th lower house. In his statement Brandt sai he could not reach agreemen with the opposition, causing hin to act on his own. He" rejecle opposition criticism that h could no longer govern. RENEW COALITION Schmidt said that the Soci Democrats would seek a r newed coalition with the Free Democrats after the election. The deadlock with the Chrl tlan Democrats resulted from defections from the government parties over Brandt's treaties with Moscow and Warsaw that recognized German wartime territorial losses. Brandt came here by train, the first chancellor to cross by land through East Germany to isolated West Berlin where he launched his career as mayor for a decade. Before the recent Berlin agreement, the chancel- lors had to travel to Berlin by plane because the Communist East Germans protesled a chan- cellor's presence in Berlin. In Bonn, opposition leader Rainer Barzel said he welcomed Brandt's call for new elections. He asserted Ihe chancellor fi- nally decided to face the conse- quences of what he called the failure of Ihe Brandt govern- ment. Barzel said he was confi- dent the electorate would give his party a mandale to govern. Search continues for skyjacker PERU, Inrl. (AP) Tie FBI land search Sunday through a hopes to find at least a clue countryside northwest of the re- today In the disappearance over servoir that once was the hunt- north central Indiana o[ a skyj- ing grounds of the Miami Indi- acker and more than in ans. It now is used as a survival ransom training area by Grisson Air Police arrived, at the restau, it uncertain equal number of state and local whether the skyjacker s para- law enforcement officers have chute, for which he had to lave been searching without success instructions, had opened when I nlqna Inatnncr Iho Most of downtown Harrisburg remained flooded and water up to 10 feet deep still covered a 100-square-block area In Wilkes-Barre. There were some local prob- lems in New York and Pennsyl- vania with spectators and loot- ers. "There are a lot of things floating around the streets and a lot of people are just helping said a policeman in Harrisburg. "They're even using boats to ransack houses." Drinking water was a prob- lem in some hard-hit areas. The city water supply in Richmond, Va., went back into operation but was not yet fit for drinking. Tanker trucks were supplying the residents.. A lack of drinking water was reported In at least 80 communi- ties in Pennsylvania. In New York a shortage of containers for bringing in water was re- ported in Elmira. At the meeting In Harrisburg Sunday, Lincoln, the emergency preparedness director, told the governors that federal assist- ance ranging from rent-free, temporary housing to unemploy- m e n t compensation will be available. Representative H. John Heinz III (Rep. Pa.) said he will ask for a congressional investigation of why the national weather service did not predict the flood SURPRISE NOMINEE Miss Yvonne Bralthwalle, above, a California state leg- islator, was nominated by the Rucls Committee of the Dem- ocratic National Convention to be co-chairman of tile J972 convention in Miami Beach. The surprise action was taken in Washington when It appeared the post would go to Rep. Patsy Mink, D-Ha wail, without contest. (AP Wirephoto) Mideast tension mounts TEL AVIV (AP) Israel! and Arab gunners exchanged fire across the occupied Golan Heights again today after week of attacks, counter-attacks and steadily rising tension. The Israeli command said the Arabs fired several sheila at Is- raeli army positions, and the fire was returned. No cjsualtiet were reported. In Beirut, the newspaper An Naliar reported that the Pales, tinian commandos in Lebanon have agreed in principle to halt their activities on the border with Israel "for the time being." Official and public pressure gainst the guerrillas was re- >orted rising in Lebanon, the nly Arab country where they re not tightly controlled. There vas no comment from Lebanese overnment or guerrilla sources n the reported agreement, but An Nahar said the guerrilla chief Yasser Arafat has gone to )amascus to discuss it with Syria's president, Hafez Asad. Deputy Premier Yigal Allon of Israel warned Lebanon in a speech Sunday night to control the guerrillas. He said Israel does not intend to tolerate fur- :her the 1969 Cairo agreement in which the Lebanese govern- ment agreed to their bases in southeast Lebanon. Drags dog to death SYNDEY, Australia (neuter) A 29-year-old man who dragged an Alsatian dog 2tt miles behind his car before it died was sentenced to one month in jail and fined in court here. skv ant after receiving a call from >aul Dindzik, 42-year-old secu- rity guard at Neiges. Police believe robbery was the motive. Mr.Dindzik said there was I man shooting at him and that Peru- he had been wounded. One FBI agent was overheard When police arrived they to say: "It's like a big dark found Mr. Dindzik wounded in room, you know. When you're the guard's rest room. The gun- looking for a light, you go for a he left Ihe plane, leaving the briar-Infested woodland near dead- v possibility that he might be man had fled. spark." The quarry, still unidentified, Is a young white man with a pockmarked face and open sores. Reported to be armed with a .45-calibre sub-machine-gun and a hand grenade, he CP freight derailed near Banff earlier. Paul Jacoby, meteorologist Weather and road report SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET Bail expanded -rsocar anaan BUENOS AIRES (AP) The decred an American Airlines Pacific Hail rrcight went off! Jons of medicine, food and government announced that an 727 jetliner Friday night on a aa traSs Saturday expanded ban on domestic beef flight from St. Louis to sales will begin today, along Okla. He ordered it to return to east cf with price ceilings on tho St. Louis where he demanded There werB no injuries. A CP Rail spokesman said .freight trains were rerouted tine diet, but the government crashed Into the wane over Canadian National Rail- has hp.wi Irvine to reverse a I A car crasnea into uie piane...... cheaper cuts. tho St. Louis where he demanded and two parachutes. SWITCHED PLANES has been trying to reverse a is iu Louis and the skvlacker ways and passengers UIIIK muie beef for export. For the last 35 months, a ban a replacement_crew on domestic beef sales has been He over Peru early Saturday morn- ing- James Martin, agent-ln- the CP Hail line Sunday night invoked i Argent! only one week out of Manl.lat Ashcroft, B.C., where 21 ofcheaDcuteo bee? such Sunday all leads in the cars of an 80-car freight de- of cheap cuts of beel, such I jled SaturdaVi tearing up be. The search is complicated by tween 500 and feet of nj.-.irvi the Mlssissinewa re- track. 1 servoir in the centre of the pie- There were no injuries but a shaped area still to he searched, car containing gasoline caught Authorities concentrated their I fire and set other cars ablaze. for the weather service, re- jected the blame, saying Agnes took a capricious course that no one would have predicted. The storm came out of the Gulf of Mexico as a hurricane, lost force over land and then built up again in a swing put to sea before hitting the mid-Atlantic stales. Red Cross President George M. Elsey announced his organi- zation's 510-million disaster fund campaign after a seven- hour aerial survey of the af- fected area. He estimated that more than families in five BANFF, Ma. (CP) Forty- need Red 3S Canadian Distance. clothing were already being flown or trucked Into ravagec Pennsylvania towns. Federal and slale authorities said that of the substantially more than billion damage, a "miniscule fraction" was cov ered by flood Insurance. George K. Bernstein, federa insurance administralor, sale Sunday that there were only flood insurance policies in effect in the nine states hit by the storm, and most of these were in the relatively unaf- fected coastal areas. .elhbridge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton...... Grande Prairie Banff Calgary..........64 45 blocking the main line about Cause of the derailment was not known. The line was expect- xl to be clear early Monday. Meanwhile, crews reopened H L Pre 61 47 58 46 73 47 54 52 .02 63 52 52 43 Victoria 64 52 Penticton....... 6S 47 .01 3rince George 67 46 Kamloops........69 50 Vancouver Saskatoon 65 51 69 55 .11 Regina..........71 49 .14 Winnipeg 85 60 67 52 Ottawa ..........67 57 E. A. "Ed" Brunner Representative LelrcbrMge Tel: 327-5514 The Government wants you to keep more of your income tax dollars. So why don't you? Call your nearest Manufacturers Life Representative, The ManufaeiurtrsUfs Insuranca Company M. C. SlaYich, c.uu. Representative LETH BRIDGE Tel: 327-5514 Greenpeace 3 forsaken in bid to block N-test VANCOUVER (CP) Tho ketch Greenpeace Three "has been forsaken by the Canadian government" in its bid to block the planned French nuclear test in the South Pacific, the chair- man of the Greenpeace Founda- tion said Sunday night. Chairman Ben Mclcalfe said in an interview he received a telegram from External Af- fairs Minister Mitchell Sharp saying Ottawa "has declined tn give Canadian government guarantee of the ship's sover eignty" to the protest vessel. Mr. Metcalfe said he received a second telegram from Prime Minister John Marshall of New Zealand saying "there is no basis in law for New Zealand to offer national protection to the ship because it was de-regis lered as a New Zealand vessel and re-registered as a Canadian vessel." really on her own Mr. Melcatfe. limbo now with no national prot- He said the foundation will at- ;empt to get the Australian or British governments to guaran- tee protection on the basis of the citizenship of two of the three crew men. Mr. Metcalfe also rejected France's claim that adequate warning has been given to all ships in the danger area near Muroroa Ator Coutts team wins rescue competition EDMONTON (CP) The border county emergency gov- ernment area rescue party from Coutts made a. clean sweep of the awards Saturday at the 6th annual Alberta em- ergency measures rescue com- petition. It marked the fourth time the team had won the trophy sym- bolizing rescue proficiency in the province. The team also won the trophy for the best first aid techniques in rescue work. Steady rain failed to dampen the efforts and enthusiasm of the four zone winners in the c o m n e t i tion which involved I 68 57 St. John's......-. 67 59 Halifax.......... 66 55 .87 Charlottetown 78 62 Fredericlon ..60 53 .0 Chicago 72 61 66 52 .C 91 79 .06 77 62 98 68 99 70 82 64 81 61 63 54 75 46 64 52 81 63 72 52 77 64 New York Miami....... Los Angeles Las Vegas Phoenix...... Rome........ Paris....... London Berlin.....- Amsterdam Moscow...... Stockholm Tokyo ORECAST Lelhbridge, Medicine Hat- Afternoon cloudy periods widely separate! showers, iVimls W20 gusling to 30. lliglis 10. Lows 45-50. Tues- day: Sunny with a few after- noon cloudy periods. Hlghi near 70. Calgary Mostly cloudy a few late afternoon show- rs. Winds W15 gusty to 25. lighs near 65. Lows near 45. Tuesday: Sunny periods. Highs near 65. Columbia, Koolcnay To- day and Tuesday: Mainly cloudy with a few afternoon both days. Highs to- lay and Tuesday in the mid GOs. Lows tonight 45-50. MONTANA East of Continental Divine Variable cloudiness today with few showers over the western mountains and across the east- ern portion. Few heavy after- noon thunderstorms possible ex- treme east today. Partly cloudy Tuesday. Windy along the east slopes both days. Little tem- perature change. Highs both days mostly 70s. Lows tonight 45 to 55. West Of Continental Divide Mostly cloudy with widely scattered showers mostly over the mwntains today and Tues- day. Little temperature chanpo. Highs both days 60s. Lows to- night 35 to 45. e o wav thev could from heights and so is to draw alongside Green- voids. Knot lyuig, reconnais. ertrw 'The in alongsidi peace Three or make radio con- tact, which they he said. The foundation Is trying to contact the 58-foot ketch through a radio station in Kara- tonga. Mr. Metcalfe said Greenpeace Four, an Australian airplane carrying three Australians who want to join the protest vessel, is trying to get permission from the government of the Conk Is- lands tn land theri after for ketch. Ita sance, and the c a r e of simu lated casualties. The city of Camrose team placed secor.d. The emergency government area team frorr Lac La Bicho and the city of Calgary team both, won firsts In individual tests. year's aggregate win ners, the Two Hills emergency government area team, was un able to compete this year. Arnold Albcrla EMO eo-orrtinabor, the banquet. OWATONNA 200 9' HAYMASTER Contour flotation gels all the crop from every field Controlled crop conditioning offers a thorough but genlle rnndilicning Greater horvestability assures complete