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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 _ TUB UrHBRIDGE HERALD Salurclny, June 37, 1970----- New Investigation In Panther Deaths CHICAGO (AP) A new investigation into the police raid in which two leaders of the Black Panther party were shot to death has been ordered by a circuit court judge. Judge Joseph A. Power appointed Chicago lawyer Barnabas F. Sears as a special prosecutor Friday and ordered him to prepare papers needed to empanel a special grand jury. Air Operations Will Continue Scars said he would seek oc- cess to the transcript of a fed- eral grand jury investigation into the raid Dec. 4 by a special detachment of Chicago police assigned to the Cook County state attorney's office. Chief Judge Edwin A. Rcbson nf U.S. District Court has ruled tliat t'he transcript must remain secret. Hem-ever, Robson al- lowed Power to go to the fed- eral courthouse and read the document before deciding whether to order a special pros- ecutor and grand jury. The federal jury, directed by Jen-is Leonard, head of the civil rights division m the justice de- partment, concluded its investi- gation by issuing a report and returning no indictments. POLICE CRITICIZED The federal repeat was sharply critical of several branches of the police depart- ment, the state attorney's office and the Cook County coroner's office fir sloppy procedures in planning, executing and investi- gating the raid. It also criticized seven Panther survivors of the incident for refusing to testify. Bcbby Rush, heac; cf the Illi- nois branch cf the Panthers, later said the party would co-op- erate with a new grand jury if it were fair and impartial. Killed in the raid on a sec- ond-storey flat on Hie West Side, A block from Panther headquar- ters, were Fred Hampton, 21, deputy chairman in charge of the party's Illinois branch, and Mark Clark, 22, of Pecria, 111. Health Services Study Set CALGARY (CP) The practical aspect of gett in g health services to the people will be studied by the Medical Services Research Foundation of Alberta which comes into being July 1, it was announced today. The foundation, established 'during the spring session of the Legislature, will be financed by the which remain- ed in the Medical Services In- corporated fund when it ceased operations in June 1969 when the province entered the Federal Medical Care Insur- ance plan. Howard Cai-ruthers, president, said it would "costly administrative MSI be a prob- lem" to distribute the remain- ing funds to members "and would result in a very small payment to each mem- ber." The foundation will use only the interest earned by the fund. Mr. Carruthers said pure medical research appears ade- quately funded "but there is no group with a special interest in studying the practical side of getting health services to the people." "We hope that through the foundation present methods will be evaluated and recom- mendations made to improve tiem." WASHINGTON (AP) The United States will continue fighting an air war in Cambodia after American trccps leave next week, Defence Secretary Melvin It. Laird said Friday. He tclti reporters the primary purpose of the continued air op- erations would be attacks on Viet Ccng and North Vietnam- ese supply lines with "an ancil- lary benefit" for Cambodia ground troops. "I less than frank or candid if I didn't say there would be side effects on the troops on the Laird said in indicating the possibility of U-S. air support for local combat troops. Laird's remarks followed by one day a statement by Stale Secretary William P. ".Rogers that the possibility of air sup- pert for Cambodian farces by U.S. war planes should net be ruled out. Laird also was speaking the day Senate foes of President Nixon's Southeast Asia policy claimed a unanimous vole re- stating congressional war-mak- ing powers had restored the teeth to a proposal to limit fu- ture U.S. action in Cambodia. "It brings back into proper equilibrium the purpose of the Church-Cooper said Senator Frank Church (Dem. of the key anti-war proposal that has been the focal point of seven weeks Senate debate over Oajn- bodia. Church commented after the Senate voted 73 to 0 to approve a surprise amendment by Sena- tor Jacob K. Javits (Rep. N.Y.) The Javits proposal inserted into the amendment of Church stating that Congress retains full constitutional power to de- clare war and regulate the armed forces. No Pay Boost ade Payments (CP) and Senator Cooper (Rep. John Ky.) Sherman a phrase Rock Festival Draws To Tent City PLANS LONDON VISIT LONDON (Reuters) U.S. State Secretary William P. Rog- ers will visit London July 11-12 for talks with ministers of Prime Minister Edward Heath's new government, the foreign office announced Thursday. 307 4lh 51. HALE OPTICAL COMPANY ITD Gary Martin Dispensing Optician J. 327.71JJ TORONTO (CP) Corona- tion Park outside the Canadian National Exhibition grounds was turned into a huge tent city Friday night by an estimated people waiting for a week- end rock festival to get under Way. Cars, buses and vans, many overloaded, rolled into the park steadily all night and newcom- ers hastily set up tents or make- shift tents for shelter from wind and driving rain. Festival Express 70, billed as the first trans-continental pop festival, starts today and will continue through Sunday. It is expected to draw about Police said they have had no problems keeping the crowds in check. But promoters expected trou- ble later today, mainly from the May Fourth Movement, which IBS vowed to gather between to people to crash the gates at the CNE grandstand. Tickets to the festival, which highlights performers such as The Band, The Grateful Dead, D e 1 a n e y and Bonnie and Friends and Miles Davis, are for two days and for one EDMONTON spokesman for a group or- ganized to oppose the pro- vincial Medical Care Insur- ance Plan said Friday Alber- tans row are behind in (heir premium payments. Tern Mannicn at ttie Citizens For Individual Liberty Group, said in an interview rural res- idents are simply net paying their premiums. "This is going to be a real embarrassment for the govern- ment." he said. But James Falconer, Alberta Health Care Insurance Com- mission chairman, declined to confirm or deny the figure. He said the commission will net know the amount until its books are completed for the 1969-70 premium year which ends June 30. "So I don't know where he (Mr. Mannion) gets his fig- ures." The Citizens Group announc- ed it has completed negotia- tions with a Winnipeg Insur- ance Firm (Great West Life) for hospital insurance cover- age for those Albertians who wish bo remain outside the pro- vincial program, an option pro- vided in legislation enacted this year. The government set July 1 as the deadline for those wish- ing to remain outside the plan which involves a single.prem- ium based on income f-sr both hospital and medical ser- vices-. Mr. Mannion said the group expects to sign about peo- ple before the deadline and that the number is expected to grow to about by next year. THE FRIENDLY GIANT Eleven-year-old Elaine Woodcock of Willowdale, Ont., gets a friendly pigtail pull from o spectator as she watches ths American Airlines-National Hockey league Player's Association golf tournament Friday. The spectator Is, of course Detroit Red Wing star Gordie Howe who is sidelined from the golf links following a re- cent arm operation. Howe will be a Lethbrid ge visitor July 14. Legal Action Possible Says Metis President Mr. Falconer, however, said only 132 Albertans so far have informed the province they remain outside the want to provincial plan. Under the provincial plan agencies other than the govern- ment are not allowed to pro- ride coverage for doctor's fees hut may insure other services, including hospital costs. EDMONTON (CP) Sta Daniels, president of the Met! Association of Alberta, sai Friday the association is loo] ing into the possibility of lega action against British Colum bia Hydro for damage to th Peace-Athabasca River Celt area. A report, "Death Of A submitted by a group of Alber ta scientists to the provincia and federal governments, say life in the Delta is being de day. Promoted by George and Tlior Eaton and Ken Walker, three young Torontom'ans, the festival is scheduled to be in Winnipeg July 1 and in Calgary July 4-5. (See story on page Turner Wants Breath-Test Container TORONTO (CP) Justice Minister John Turner says he will ask the National Research Council to try to design a sam- ple container for use under the federal breath-test law, de- clared valid Friday by the Su- preme Court of Canada. "I am anxious to see what I can do to bring in this added defence for persons charged under the Mr. Turner said in a telephone interview with The Star from his summer home near St. Andrews, N.B. In a 5-to4 judgment the Su- preme Court held that the con- troversial 1 a w was not invalidated by the cabi- net's acfion in withholding a safeguard against wrongful con- viction when it put the rest of FOR SALE by OWNER large executive 1330 sq. ft. Bungalow with 4 bed. rooms. Each floor fully developed, healed swimming pool, double garage. Price Generous Terms 1050 18th STREET S., IETHBRIDGE Phono 328-2884 for appointment strayed by flow regulations im posed .on the Peace River bj B.C. Hydro's Bennett Dam Hudson's hope. Mr. Daniels said the destruc tion of the Delta, which once provided sources of livelihooc for the native people o the Fort Chipewyan area, is "criminal. "If a native person takes so much as a single duck or fisl out of Mr. Daniels said, "he is taken to court anc fined immediately.'' "If there is any justice at al in this country, legal action should be taken just as swiftly against B.C. Hydro, whose dam is destroying the livelihood fish, birds, of an en- lire community." Mr. Daniels said B.C. Hydro was informed by an engineer years ago that its dam would destroy the Delta. "They went ahead anway, and we hold them and the B.C. Government responsible for the fact that the native people at Fort Chipewyan will all be forced to live on welfare if the Delta is not saved. Severe dam- age has already been dene to Fort Chip." Mr. Daniels said the Alberta Government has been asked to consider action for damages against B.C. Hydro, but no re- ply has been received. On top of the effects of the Bennett Dam, the Fort Chip the statute into force. _ The safeguard, requiring police to give an impaired driving suspect a sample of lu's own breath for independent testing, had to be held back because, the justice department said, it couldn't find a suitable have seen their water supply threatened by pollution in the Athabasca River from the Great Canadian Oil Sands plant at Fort McMurray. The drinking water in Fort Chipewyan, even with the present reservoir and filter system, is far from the best, Mr. Dan- MEETS EVERY 1 p.m. p.m. EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL MAYOR MAGRATH Trust only Ihn original Weight Watchers (TM) to watch your weight. Hundreds of thouiondi have done It successfully. You cnn, REGISTRATION MEN TEENAGERS For Further Information iels said. He added that despite government and industry as- surances, there is no certainty that the people are not still threatened by the GCOS plant. "The real concern is not the death of the Delta, but the death of a whole Mr. Daniels said. "The Fort Chip people have a right to expect compensation and immediate action to re- store their livelihood. If gov- ernment won't act, we will take the matter before the courts without delay." "The Bennett Dam is sup- posed to represent progress. To our people in Fort Chip, the dam looks more like another case of greedy disregard of human beings." Socreds Asleep Says Lougheed VANCOUVER (CP) Th, bargaining agent for 116 fores companies on the British Co- lumbia coast proposed Frida; that employees go with out a pay increase in eurrenl negotiations. The International Woodwork' ers of America replied that il not taking the proposal ser- iously. It was made by John M Billings, president of Forest In- dustrial Relations. Mr. Billings proposed thai Ihe IWA agree to extend for one year the coast contract that expired June 15. He offer- ed to make any wage increase after that retroactive to Dec. 15, 1970. "Any pay Increases granted now" he said, "could force the immediate closure of many in dependent mills and the loss of thousands of jobs in B.C.'s No. 1 industry." The IWA is seeking an In- crease of ?1 an hour in one year on wage scales that range from S3.12 to ?4.80 an hour and, among other things, free room and board for logging camp personnel. Mi-. Billings said the indus- Iry "is not able to make a wage offer at this time." In a news release, he gave Iiese reasons: "The demand for our wood products is at its lowest point in years. "Prices of our wood products have dropped to their lowest level in years, white operating costs of all kinds have con- tinued to increase. "Company profits are at a precariously low level and con- tinue to decline. Many coast lumber, shingle, shake and plywood plants are losing money. "The freeing of the Canadian dollar is robbing the B.C. for- est industry of a week. No other Canadian in- dustry has been hit this hard. "Home construction in the U.S.A. our principal market and Canada is down dras- tically. High interest rates have dried up this activity. "Ocean freight rates to off- shore markets have risen 26 per cent sinee the first of the year. "The six week towboat strike in B.C. has placed many lumber operators and their em- ployees iu serious financial dif- ficulties." Blood Test Is Refused SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Reu- ters) A woman who claimed that actor Cary Grant was the father cf her foisr-monUi-old child has refused to have a blcod test designed to prove or disprove the film star's patern- ity, Superior Court was told Fri- day. r a u t 's lawyer said the woman, Cynthia Bouron, 33, had to take the test ordered jy a judge Juno 15. Grant and he child also were ordered to .ake the lest. The lawyer, Jay Stein, told ,he court that 'Grant, remained to take the test but no >urpose would be served by his Icing it alone. Three Named By NDP Party CALCAIiY (CP) The New Democratic Party nominated three candidates at one meet- ing Friday to seek election in the next provincial general election. Brian Culler, a 25-Yesr-oM economics and sociology in- structor at the Southern Al- berta Institute of Technology, was selected to contest Cal- gary Bow; Eyeritl Blake, Cal- gary NDP office manager, was chosen in Calgary Mountain- view and chemical union rep- resentative Ted Takacs, 38, wen in Calgary McCall. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT EDMONTON (CP) Opposi tion Leader Peter Lougheet said Friday It is difficult to understand how Alberta coulc have allowed the W. A. C. Ben- nett Dam to have been built without any arrangem e n t s with British Columbia to pro- tect Alberta interests. 'The Social Credit Govern- ment have fallen asleep at the switch and residents of north- ern Alberta are now suffering the he said in written statement. Mr. Lougheed, Conservative member of the Alberta legisla- ture for Calgary West, was commenting on a report re- eased earlier this week by 1 Alberta scientists. It said the square mile Athabasca and Peace River Delta northwestern Alberta may face ecological and economic tisaster because of low water evels caused by the Bennett 5am in B.C. The Opposition leader said is party urged during the 1069 ession of the legislature that be government assess prob- ems resulting from the dam and that a procedure be es- ablished for compensation by he B.C. Government for Al- erta residents hurt by the ef- ects of the dam. "Obviously, no such action has taken place. With the crisis situation outlined in the recent- ly released Dealth Of A Delta report, the continuation of Al- berta Government inact ion would be disastrous." Students Arrested SAN FRANCISCO (Heuters) Police arrested 44 Iranian students who invaded the Iran- ian consulate here Friday in a protest against what they called "the repressive" regime of the Shah of Iran. j Eight persons, Including sev-j cral police, were injured in the i disorders which look place as I ceremonies got under way mark the 25th anniversary ofi the United Nations. Police said the students' gashed paintings, overturned "urniture and daubed anti-shalj slogans on the walls of the con- sulate. They rampaged inside he building for almost an hour jefoi'e police ejected them. ABOVE TJ.AA ZERO AT NOON SUNHISE SUNDAY SUNSET Lethbridge .......94 84 Medicine Hat 93 Pincher Creek 87 58 .02 Waterton........88 54 .02 Calgary.........85 Edmonton.......77 Peace River Rocky Mtn House Jasper........' Banff.......... Pentieton....... Victoria Prince George Kamloops....... Vancouver Saskatoon.......80 Moose Jaw Regina......... 85 Winnipeg Thunder Bay Toronto Ottawa Montreal Quebec Fredericton .02 .30 Charlottetown St. John's, Nfld. Chicago....... New York...... Los Angeles Miami......... SYNOPSIS A large disturbance 54 51 57 .10 62 .34 58 covers the entire province of Alberta and will give all but the ex- treme northeastern and south- ern regions cloudy skies' and showers or thundershowers to- night and Sunday. FORECAST Lethbridge, Medicine Mainly cloudy with Isolated showers Sunday. A little cool- er. Winils W15 gusts to 30-in the foothills. Low high Lcth- bridge 60-75, medicine Hat 60- 80. Koolcnny, cloudy today and Sunday with a few showers in the afternoon and evening, both days. Clear periods overnight. Cooler Sun- day. Low tonight and high gun- day at Cranbrook, 50 and 75; at Castlegar 55 and 77. For Summer Fun CORTINA DOWN PER MONTH So Little Paid For So Much! coLLeoe rt AVINUI t 6th ITFUtT, Iflli imtr t 3rd AYEtllt, UTHBRKtft, AUIP.TA FULLY GUARANTEED LINCOLN feet regular 40 Ib. bales 325 Ib. tensils strength for heavy baling. Will tie approx. 500 heavy bales. feet truckers 40 Ib. bales 400 Ib. strength for extra heavy baling. Treated against Rodents, Rot, Mildew and Insects GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Lclh- i bridge district are bare and in good driving condition. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway. Calgary to Banff is bare and in good condition. Banff to Revelsloke is bare and in good condition. Motorists are advised to watch for fallen rock. The Banff-Radium and Banff- Jasper highways are bare mid in good condition. Crcston Salmo highway is bare and in good condition. Mo- torists arc asked to watcli for fallen rock, deer and caribou. Snow tires 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 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Del Bonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Roosevillc, B.C., K a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgalc, B.C., 24 hours; fl a.m. to midnight, logao Pass, open 34 hows. ;