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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 UTHSRIDOI HWAID Wtdnwdny, Juns J7, News in brief Earth shake Guatemala GUATEMALA CITY (Reuter) Repeated earth tremors shook central Guatemala Tues- day, bringing buildings crashing down, opening cracks in roads, and spreading panic among the country's one million in- habitants. No casualties were reported. Houses and offices collapsed as repeated quakes rocked the town of Villanueva, near Pa- caya volcano, about 12 miles south of the capital, officials said. Electricity was cut, causing panic. N-device exploded by China BOMBAY (Reuter) China exploded a nuclear device In the Lop Nor region early this morning, an official statement released by India's Bhabha atomic research centre here said today. The centre said the force of j the explosion appeared to be be- j one and two I the equivalent of between one and two million tons of TNT. Signals from the explosion, which the centre said appeared to be atmospheric, were picked up on an instrument known as a microparograph network. The centre said the explosion was the loth since China started nuclear tests in the latter half of 1964. CN passenger train derailed NORTH BAY, Ont. (CP) Two engines and five passenger coaches of the Canadian Na- tional Railways trans-continen- tal were derailed late Tuesday 18 miles west of Brent. CN officials said one woman passenger was slightly shaken in the accident but a nurse on the train tended to her before she was taken to Pembroke hos- pital. The derailment apparently was caused by a wash-out fol- a violent electrical stornTearlier in the day. Brant is 56 miles southeast of here. The track was reported blocked. Destroyer completes mission VICTORIA fCP) The de- stroyer escort HMCS Terra Nova returned home today af- ter a five-month tour of duty in the South China Sea as back- up to the 290-man Canadian contingent on the International Commission for Control and Supervision in South Vietnam. She left on three days' notice last January when Canada's participation in the four-coun- try truce observation force was announced. HMCS Kootenay, another vessel of the same class, has replaced the Terra Nova. The Terra Nova's skipper, Cmdr. Larry Dzioba. said to- day after she had docked at Esquimalt navy base and wel- comed hundreds of wives and children aboard that the ship's 220 officers and men "perform- ed tremendously" on duty. They spent a total of 50 days in four ports Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok and Subio Bay, the Philippines but Cmdr. Dzioba said there wasn't a single incident ashore. Largest gov't spending program gets approval Sou of murder victims charged PALOS HILLS, H. (Reuter) Police said a 40-year-old man with a history of mental illness went on a rampage Tuesday in this Chicago suburb, falling his parents and five other persons. William Workman was flushed out of his parents' home by police using gas after the carnage on a residential street. Inside the house, police found the bodies of Workman's father, Raymond, 69, and his mother, Dina, 59, along with a .22-ca- libre rifle which police said ap- parently had been used in the slayings. Israeli defence minister weds TEL AVIV (Reuter) Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Dayan Tuesday night married Rachel Korem, 46. his long-time friend and companion. Gen. Dayan, 58, was divorced' in January, 1972, by his second wife, Ruth. They have three children. The new Mrs. Dayan has two daughters. Her marriage to a Jerusalem lawyer ended in di- vorce 10 years ago. The wedding ceremony was performed at "the home of the chief Israeli army chaplin, Maj.-Gen. Mordechai Piron, near Tel Aviv. Only a few close friends of the couple were at the cere- mony. proposal to halt ivJiale hunting defeated Come fly ivith me Some unusual headgear vvas seen on Parliament Hill Tuesday as about 30 demonstr-tors protested the Pickering airport site, Above protester gets her point across. LONDON (Reuter 1 The In- ternational Whaling Commis- sion threw out Tuesday an American proposal for a total halt to all whale hunting. It was the second year run- ning that the annual meeting of the 14-country commission had refused pressure to adopt a 10- year moratorium on com- mercial whaling. Pressure for the moratorium was initiated by the United Na- tions environmental conference in Stockholm last year and pur- i sued since then by con- j servationist groups. After a plenary session of the commission Tuesday, its chair- man, Inge Rindall of Norway, issued a statement saying the American resolution had failed to gain the necessary two-thirds majority. As always in commission pro- MEN'S WEAR LTD. rceedings, the actual vote was not disclosed. The American delegation led by Robert White, had proposed that all commercial whaling be phased out within three years. Backers of the moratorium j assert that v.'hale stocks are still dangerously low following years of depradations by whale hunters armed with ever more formidable catch gear. Commission scientists argued that endangered stocks such as the blue world's largest, under to- tal protection and that most of the species still on the hunters' permitted list are plentiful. Conference sources said Ja- along with the So- viet Union catches most of the world's whales nowadays ar- gued before the commission that whaling accounts for jobs in Japan and that whales represent 10 per cent of Japa- nese meat production. OTTAWA (CP) The minor- ity Liberal government won fi- nal approval Tuesday for its bilion spending program in spite of a series of last-minute Conservative attempts to upset the applecart. The program, the largest ever by a federal government, emerged unscathed front the Commons shortly before mid- night when the traditional bill to endorse government spending plans was given third reading. The vote ended a day-long Conservative attack on con- troversial appropriations in the over-all package. The major Conservative tac- tic ran aground at the outset when a group of seven motions, sjponsored by Erik Nielsen was ruled out of order on procedural grounds. The motions were designed to wipe out Information Canada, the government publicity agency, plus the salary of CBC president Laurent Picard and a number of other items. FORCED HAND By contesting the issues, how- ever, the party forced the gov- ernment to bring in counter-mo- tions to approve the appropria- tions and a full day of debate followed. By law, Tuesday was the final opportunity for MPs to com- plain about the spending esti- mates. All remaining votes to managed to delay the scheduled p.m. EDT start on voting 40 minutes by touching off a procedural wrangle. He was ruled out of order but sought and won approval from Government House Leader Al- lan MacEachen to let one gov- ernment counter motion pass without a recorded vote. However, it wound up as a recorded vote when Deputy Wives push demands of miners SANTIAGO (AP) Wives of striking copper miners marched, on the Chilean capital Tuesday and met with President Salva- dor Allende. Outside, police and thousands of demonstrators fought with rocks and tear gas. The Marxist president talked for more than an hour in the Moneda presidential palace with 10 of 500 women who came to the capital; One of the women, Maria Cuella, said later the govern- ment promised to issue a state- ment within 48 hours regarding had to be taken at the end of the day. Mr. Nielsen, after seeing his own motions go down the drain, BERT JIM SCOTTY FLORSHEIM SHOE SALE BROKEN AND DISCONTINUED LINES Florsheim Shoes Reg. Florsheim Shoes and up Plorsheim Shoes and up 314 7th St. S. Phone 327-2232 Arson doubted in bar fire NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) Assistant state Fire Marshal Timothy A. Driscoll said Tues- day he does not suspect arson in the fire that raced through a t h r e e-storey apartment-bar building in the French Quarter on Sunday night, killing 29 per- sons. "It would strike many people as suspicious, but not he said. "Something in there was higlily combustible. Drapes, or something. It didn't have to be a don't know what they had for decorations." He said it is ''highly improb- able that somebody could satu- rate the whole bar with gasoline or something like that with all those people in there." Asked about the possibility of a firebomb causing the blaze, Driscol] said: "A firebomb would only affect one area. This thing went whoosh." As arson squads searched the ruins, spokesmen for the Gay Liberation Movement said they plan a national day of mourning Sunday. U.S. dollar slumps to record low LONDON CAP) The United States dollar slumped to an- other record low in Frankfurt and was down at the opening of other European exchanges to- day. Disappointment over a bad showing in U.S. overseas trade was blamed for setting off a new wave of dollar selling. "There is just no encouraging news fmm America these one dealer in London commented. The dollar opened at 2.5180 marks in Frankfurt after being as low as 2.5125 marks in pre- market dealing. That was a drop of four pfennigs in the past 36 hours. Tuesday's closing level was 2.5325 marks. Ir London, the pound jumped more than half a cent to In Paris, the dollar dropped two centimes to 4.2050 francs, still above the all-time low of price of gold moved up 50 cents an ounce to ?123 50 in London and 25 cents in Zurich to The dollar price of the metal generally moves in opposition to the value of the dollar 4.17 francs. The dol'ar Troop reduction talks in sight VIENNA (Reuter) NATO and the Soviet bloc announced Tuesday they will end five months of preparatory talks on troop reductions in Central Europe Thursday, clearing the Veterans pension hike okayed OTTAWA (CP) The Senate whisked through first, second and third readings Tuesday of a government bill to increase the basic pension of a totally dis- abled war veteran by a year. The increase, which will ap- ply proportionately to all other categories of disabled veterans as well as to their dependents, wives and wid- ows, is expected to receive royal assent before the end of June and go into effect July 1. Senator Orvffie Phillips (PC- Prince Edward Island) com- mended the improvements to the Pension Act, which will in- crease the basic annual dis- ability pension to from the set down in 1971. But he objected to pegging the new rates to the average salary, after income tax, of the five lowest categories of public ser- vants. giant El Teniente copper for higher wages. The arrival of the wives at- tracted thousands of youthful supporters, including organized groups from anti-Marxist oppo- sition parties. Some of the dem- onstrators wore plastic helmets and carried bamboo staves. i The youths shattered the win- I dows of a bank, and the police ired tear gas into the swarm- ing crowd. The situation Seek cause of oil spill EDMONTON (CP) An oil spill of up to gallons in- side the eastern gate of Jasper National Park cannot be attri- buted directly to the fact that the pipe was more than 20 years old, a spokesman for Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Co. said Tuesday. Gerry Gorman said the dura- bility of the pipe is partially dependent on the ground that surrounds it. Under ideal con- ditions, the steel used in the pipe could last up to 40 years, be said. The company is trying to de- termine the cause of the spill while a crew of about 20 men continue to clean up. The com- pany says the spill, caused by a four inch crack at the base of the pipe, started Saturday about 150 yards from the Atha- basca River. The pipeline carries oil from downtown be- came confused as unidentified persons began throwing debris rrom office and commercial buildings. Huge traffic jams clogged the downtown area. Speaker Robert McCleave ruled the nay votes louder than the yeas government was forced to ask that each member be polled individually. The motion, which covered the administration budget of solicitor-general's department, passed 126 to 105 with the Con- servatives and two New Demo- crats opposed. Standing in the 264-seat House is Liberal 109, Conservative 107, NDP 31, Social Credit 15 and In- dependent two. All other motions, except a broad final motion leading to in- troduction of the traditional ap- propriations bill, passed on simple yea-and-nay votes with- out the formal recording of di- vision. The final motion was ap- proved with formal Con- servative opposition. Barrett criticizes new group VICTORIA (CP) Premier Dave Barrett has branded the recently formed Majority Movement a leftover from the dark ages of British Columbia politics. In an interview, Mr. Barrett said: "If that group wants to go back to the dark ages under Social Credit they can be my guest." Premier Barrett said mem- bers of the Majority Movement were never around demanding a question period In the B.C. legislature, were never around demanding Hansard and were never around demanding a member of the opposition on the public accounts committee. He said the Majority Move- ment, which hopes to defeat the New Democratic Party govern- ment in B.C., is "like that goofy group in Manitoba." Weather and road report SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET H Lcthbridgc 80 Pincher Creek 77 Medicine Hat.....79 Edmonton 71 Grande Prairie 72 Banff............70 42 L Prc 53 44 54 49 44 Calgary......... 76 Victoria......... 71 Penticton......82 Prince George 69 Kamloops 85 Vancouver 72 Saskatoon ........74 Regina Winnipeg Toronto...... Ottawa..... Montreal St. John's Halifax..... Charlottetown Fredericton Chicago New York Miami .07 75 72 82 84 84 70 67 75 46 50 55 49 53 56 49 45 50 .02 61 .01 68 68 59 58 64 80 56 85 62 78 67 87 78 .07 .21 .01 .02 .01 .04 Los Angeles......90 65 Phoenix...... Ill 79 FORECAST: Letlibridge Medicine Hat- Calgary Today: Sunny. Highs near 80. Lows 50-55. Thursday: Increasing cloudi- ness. Afternoon and evening, showers and thundershow- ers. Highs 80-85. Columbia Kootenay Region- Today: Sunny with afternoon cloudy periods giving a few showers. Risk isolated after- noon thunderstorms. Highs to- day 70 to 75 in the Columbia area and near 80 in Koote- nays. Thursday: Mostly cloudy with periods of rain and a few thunderstorms. Gusty winds near showers. Copier. Lows to- night near 50. Highs Thursday MONTANA East of Continental Divide- Partly cloudy and warm through Thursday. Chance of a few thunderstorms west por- tion Thursday afternoon. Occa- sional gusty winds. Highs today 80s. Lows tonight 50s. Highs Thursday 85 to 95. West of Continental Divide- Partly cloudy and warm today and tonight. Widely scattered showers or thunderstorms and becoming cooler Thursday. Highs today 80s. Lows tonight 50s. Highs Thursday 70s. wav for full-scale negotiations Edmonton to British Columbia Oct. 30. and the United States. No secret deals on Europe made with U.S.-Brezhnev Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Belfast-Senator Paddy Wilson, a leading figure in the mainly Catholic Social Democratic and Labor Party, slain by terrorists. Rio de Janeiro-Francisco Mei- relles, 65, the foremost pacifier of Brazil's fierce Amazon In- dians, of malaria. Toronto-Rev. J. Arthur Ryan, 69, former provincial superior of the Redemptorist Fathers and Canadian Army chaplain. Dublin-John Cranko, 46, top British ballet director, on a flight, from New York to West Germany which triads an emer- gency landing hart- PARIS (AP) Leonid Brezh- nev President Georges Pompidou of France on Tuesday that he and United States President Nixon con- cluded no secret deal on Europe during their summit talks last week. At the same time, the Soviet Communist party leader hinted to Pompidou that France can scarcely hope to continue its maverick policy in Europe now that cold war tensions are di- minishing. The report of assurances emerged from briefings by French spokesmen on the pri- vate talks the two leaders held in a chateau 35 miles southwest of Paris. Brezhnev's remrks on the end of the cold war came in toast, during a luncheon Whether Brezhnev persuaded the suspicious French that the two super-powers are not trying to dictate the destiny of the world remained unclear. But initial French fears seemed to have abated somewhat, and Pompidou said his talks with Brezhnev "have been fully in keeping" with his expectations. French officials indicated Pompidou was flattered that Brezhnev had asked to see Mm right after his U.S. talks with Nixon. Against a background of press comment on the possi- bility of secret Nixon-Brezhnev agreements on Europe, a French spokesman reported tht the Soviet leader told Pom- pidou "there no discussion of third countries, nor of France, during the Washington Silage Dump Box The G.T. Hydraulic High Dump Forage Wagon to handle silage fast and economically. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUHS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 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 are; in good driving condition. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Aden 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 Bonita 8 am. to 9 p.m.; Kingsgate 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; Wild SP R a m. to 5 p.m. Logan Pass 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Open RMcwviUa 8 t.m, to midnight. ;