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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE UTHBRIDGE HERAID tuoiday, June 30, 1970 A LOSING PROPOSITION Margare! Allen, a lifeguard at Britannia beach in Ot- tawa, protects herself from a Monday rain shower as children dive in for the season's first swim. Miss Allen said she wanted to keep her hair dry. British Gamblers LONDON (AP) From bingo to baccarat, gambling in Britain goes puritan of Plajrhoy bunnies with plung- ing necklines, music, cabaret, dancing and gangsters. That's tile day Britain's stern 1968 gaming law takes full ef- fect. The British government be- Grain Destroyed In Farm Fire RAYMOND (HNS) Fife Monday night destroyed a four- room house used for grain storage and 150 bushels of grain at the Dean Wilde farm one mile north of the Welling post office. Neighbors used trucks to save most of the grain. Raymond and Magrath vol- unteer firefighter's responded. The owner said the house was partially insured. 100 Copies plut rax 1269 Ara. S comes the overseer of the larg- est gambling complex in the world. The new gaining law. touch- ing only casinos, bingo and ma- chines, controls betting of a year. Britain's czar of chance Is Sir Stanley Raymond, chairman of the British Gaming Board. "We are trying to lay down a pattern for legalized commer- cial gambling in this country on a scale which does not exist in any other he says. Biggest targets are Britain's casinos, a mushroomini phenomenon of the 1960s whicl grew through loopholes in a badly written attempt to give legal sanction to home or bonaf- ide club gambling. Beginning Wednesday, instead of casinos scattered over the islands, there will be fewer than 200 concentrated in 30 geo- graphical areas. The rules are so tough that about half didn't even apply for a licence. Less than half who did got turned down. Londoners will have access to casino gambling only in the West End, Chelsea and Knights- posh and high- priced districts. Bingo hasn't suffered the same shrinkage. Of bingo hall applications the board granted nearly An esti- mated Britons, mostly women, play bingo regularly. Casino gambling will operate under most stringent rules. In London's Playboy Club, the ninnies now must cleave to dec- orous costumes. 'Quake Area Visited By Mrs. Nixon LIMA, Peru (AP) Mrs. Richard Nixon returns home today with a first-hand picture of tlie devastation left by the Peruvian earthquake. President Juan Velasco said Mrs. Nixon's two-day visit went by "too fast." Going into the heart of the "valley of death" Monday for a helicopter view, to walk in the rubble, meet the refugees and the rescuers, Airs. Nixon won thanks and good will. "Tlie destruction was worse than we read she said after her five-hour visit to 86- mile-long Htiaylas Canyon, the area of worst devastation. She said she came to find out what was needed for relief and reconstruction. And U.S. Peace Corps workers in the canyon gave her their estimate: to build huts in the valley before the spring rains come at the end of Sep- tember. The earthquake May 31 killed about people in northern Peru. audiing Visits Belfast To Cool Irish Tempers From HKUTEKS-AP BELFAST (CP) British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling flew into Northern Ire- land today in an effort to cool the Protestant-Roman Catholic conflict which turned Belfast into a weekend battleground. In a statement at Belfast air- port, Maudling warned "there can neither be peace nor har- mony nor prosperity unless there is first of all law and order." His two-day visit follows close on the weekend explosion of violence which left six dead and 200 wounded in an orgy of gun battles and arson. It was the worst rioting Northern Ireland had suffered since last August, when 13 persons died. Shortly after arriving, Maud- ling went into conference with Prime Minister Janies Chiches- ter-Clark. Later Ire was to meet members of the cabinet, the Northern Ireland Parb'ament and civic and religious leaders. At the airport, Maudling reit- erated British g o v e n m c n pledges Hint Northern Irelanc would not he severed front the Crown without the consent o: the people of Northern Ireland. SOUTH The pledge appeared to be an effort to placate Northern Ire- land's Protestant majority which fears that Catholics are trying to overturn the Ulster ad- ministration and link up will the Cathnlic Republic of Ireland One urgent problem facing Maudling is the coming sea- Investigation Of Quebec nor Laws Ordered MONTREAL (CP) Tht jtiebee justice department an nounced Monday it would con duct an investigation following a report that Quebec Liquor Board laws favor the under1 world, frustrate city police anc allow politics to get into alcoho sales. Justice Minister Jerome Cho- quette said a director and two lawyers would be appointed to head the investigation. He de- clined to give their names. Mr. Choquette was referring to a report drawn up by the city's legal department and ap- proved by the executive com mittee June 3. The report was presented lasi week to a commission headed hy Judge Lucien Thinel Quebec Superior Court. The Thi nel royal commission was ap- pointed in 1968 to look into the operations of the QLB since Jan. 1, 1964. To control political pressure the report suggests that the gov ernment either place enforce ment of the liquor laws under the direct authority of a cabinet minister or that the QLB be re- moved from all political pres- sures. Mr. Choquette agreed that 'the current situation of confu- sion which exists, and inade- quate law enforcement, defi- nitely favor's the underworld." He said however that he did not plan to launch a separate jrovincial inquiry into the un- lerworld involvement Italian-Americans Protest Alleged FBI Harassment NEW YORK (AP) Legions of Italian-Americans rallied Monday in Columbus Circle here to protest alleged FBI har- assment of their numbers. The mostly peaceful demon- SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS CLEARANCE WIGS WIGLETS FALLS ETC., ETC. THURSDAY SPECIAL KING SIZE Ctn, of 200 CIGARETTES CASH ONIY REGULAR Ctn. of 200. ,39 Open Daily- SljpER SAVINGS AT 9 o.m. to 9 p.m. 2 p.m. to 4 and 'TOUR I.D.A. AND REXAU DRUG STORE" 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 702 13th Street North Phono 327-0340 SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS stration was marred when two policemen on duty outside FBI headquarters were stabbed with icepicks. No charges have been filed. The officers wsre in hospital in satisfactory condition. For hours the crowd waved small Italian and Ameri- can flags as it listened to a stream of speakers assail tlie practice of equating Italians with criminals. The most tumultuous ap- plause came for Joseph Co- lombo, listed by the justice de- partment as leader of one of six Mafia families in the city. After the rally ended, about from the demonstration marched to FBI headquarters, scene of nightly picketing for the last two months by the Ital- ian-American Civil Rights League. Police barrier's were knocked over and tempers ignited. SON ORGANIZES Tlie crowd dispersed after one of Colombo's four sons, An- thony, mounted a police sound- truck and asked them to go home. The elder Colombo and his son, along with 30 friends, or- ganized the first protests out- side FBI headquarters following the arrest of another son, Jo- seph Jr., on a conspiracy charge. The league, which also spon- sored Monday's rally, estimated took part in the Colum- bus Circle demonstration. Po- lice put the figure at Most piers in New York har- bor appeared idle and predomi- nantly Italian neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Manhattan looked vacant :K longshoremen and small businessmen left work to attend the rally, officially billed as Italian-American Unity Day. The line of speakers generally I supported the protest. Uopresentiitive Mario Riaggi, New York Democrat, said of i Italian-Americans in I the country, only were in- volved in organized crime. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC 334 5th Si. S. Ph. 328-7684 Abova Capitol Furniture EDDY DIETRICH, C.D.M. "The liquor act itself has to be studied to see if it has tlie necessary powers to clean up the situation efficiently." The up by the city's legal that liquor board laws govern- ing some Montreal night clubs are administered by a special squad of the provincial police and that city police are power- less to move in, regardless of liquor law infractions. "Over the years, the permit and tlie application system of liquor board laws has permittee the underworld to put down roots in certain sectors of the liquor business in the report says. Asked why so little had been done in view of Mafia control ot night clubs, Mr. Choquette said: "Members of the Mafia don' go around with a big M printed on their foreheads." He added that it is easy to pick up suspects but getting a conviction in court is anothei matter. Doukliobor Leaders Seek To Dispel Rumors Of Feud GRAND FORKS, B.C. (CP) Doukliobor leaders John J. Veri- gin of Grand Forks and Stephan Sorokin of Krestova agreed Monday to meet to dispel ru- mors of a violent feud between the two Doukliobor sects. Mr. Sorokin, spiritual leader of Sons of Freedom Dou- khobors in the Nelson area, igreed to the meeting through a Russian interpreter. He said his most important role in the Kootenays "is to live in peace and look after my peo- ple." Mr. orthodox Doukhobors in the Grand Forks-Brilliant area, said he would "agree to meet Mr. Sorokin at any time." Both men agreed to have Nel- son Provincial Judge William Evans act as middle-man. Mr. Verigin's Grand Forks home was burned to the ground early Sunday morning while he was attending a cele- bration in nearby Brilliant. Six Freedomite women were Verigin, leader of the Okay Centre For Drug Treatment EDMONTON (CP) Tlie city of Edmonton gave per'mis- sion Monday night for the es- tablishment of a drug treat- ment centre in a municipally- owned house. The centre, to be run by young people, most of them for- mer users of such drugs as neroin, received a grant of 054 for July, August and Sep- ;ember to covef rent and utili- ties. Dr. John Reed, medical di- rector atf University Hospital, said the 'centre will be staffed members of TRUST a volun- tary organization to help young drug users. Members of the organization, le said, had been working from their own homes but had been receiving as many as 25 tck- jhone calls a night and bring- ng in 12 to 14 drag users for iclp. found nude at the scene anc were arrested by the RCMP. Tina Jmaiess, Tina Ostrikoff Enuta Kootnikoff, Mary Mal- koff, Pauling Hodikin, all of the Krestova area, and Mary Asta- foroff of Gilpin near Grand Forks, appeared in court in Grand Forks Monday chargec with arson in connection with the house burning. The women refused to dress for the court appearance anc turned up clad only in blankets. Murder Suspect Remanded WINNIPEG (CP) A man charged with capital murder in die stabbing death of a Winni- peg police detective was re- manded until July 7 to find legal counsel when he appear- ed in Winnipeg magistrate's court today. Thomas Mason Shand, 30, is charged in the death of de- tective Ronald Edward Hous- ton, 35. He faces an additional charge of attempted murder hi the wounding of detective John DeGroot, 28, recovering in hos- pital from stab wounds in his chest. Shand was taken into custody Monday, about three hours after police announced war- rants had been issued for his arrest on the two charges. The two detectives were stabbed Saturday morning as they checked a suspect in the Fort Rouge district of south- central Winnipeg. They had been on stakeout in the ares, where there had been a number of complaints about a peeping- tom and indecent assaults. HEADED BIRTH GROUP LONDON (Reuters) Sir David Owen, 65, secretary-gen- eral of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, died Monday. As on active member of lha Downtown Businessmen's AlsoCt PLEASE NOTE! Effective Immediately We will remain open Thursday and Friday evenings until p.m. to better serve our many customers and to give our staff a longer weekend. We will close at noon on Saturdays VIKING MEN'S HAIR STYLING LTD. LETHBRIDGE Please phone for appointment 327-0150 sonal build-up of Protestant reli- gious marches which threaten to provoke Catholic counter- on an even fiercer scale than anything since the troubles of the 1920s. About a dozen such parades have been cancelled, but the major Protestant parade is still scheduled for July 13. And a re- hearsal for it is scheduled for Wednesday. Another problem for Maudling is unrest building up in- the ranks of the Northern Ireland police. A large part of the Royal Uls- ter Constabulary is reported to be demanding that its members should be re-armed. Guns were removed from the police in re- forms instituted last year. Now policemen are saying they feel unsafe against armed rioters in the streets. There has even been talk of refusing to go on duty. Chiciiester-Clark's initial reaction was to turn the request down. TROOPS ENOUGH He said that with Brit- ish troops in Northern Ireland re-arming the police would not add significantly to firepower. British soldiers, who are under orders to shoot on sight anyone handling a gun, will juard Maudling every step of his way. About 3.500 more British troops will be brought into Xorthern Ireland, io bring to a total of the number of sol- diers here. The mood of impending battle 's widespread. Taverns are clos- ing two hours early, at 8 p.m., jy order of the government, and most restaurants are shutting down early by choice. Few ordi- nary people linger in the streets after 9 p.m. Senate Bans Nerve Gas Shipment WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate voted Monday to ban the shipment of nerve gas to the United Stales from Olkihawa and authorized funds for its destruction or detoxification. The action came on a 51-to-40 roll-call vote adopting an amendment by Senator' Mike Gravel (Dem. Alaska) to the foreign military sales bill. Gravel told the Senate that the U.S. Army originally planned to ship the gas from storage in Okinawa to the Ema- tilla army depot in Hermiston, Ore., hut abandoned the plan because of opposition by the governors' and senators from Oregon and Washington. Then, he said, the army pro- posed to ship it to Kodiak, Alaska, with the same uproar resulting. Currently, he said, an army survey team is looking at Johnston Island south of Hawaii as a storage site. Gravel told the Senate the In- tent of his amendment was to ban the shipment to any state or territory of possession of the United States, including John- ston Island. He said his desire was for the gas to be destroyed at its present location on Oki- nawa. The Canadian government has also objected to shipments of nerve gas to the U.S. West Coast since ships carrying the chemicals pass through the Straits of Juan de Fuca between Washington state and Vancou- ver Island. HALE OPTICAL COMPANY ITD GarV Martin Dispensing Optician 307 SI. S. 327-7132 WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT ABOVE ZERO AT< NOON SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET LelhbrWge.......58 Waterton (approx.) 58 3incher Creek .58 Medicine Hat 62 Idmonton....... 69 Calgary......... 61 Victoria......... 62 43 'enticlon........69 40 Cranbr'jok 64 45 'rince George .57 43 Kaniloops....... 63 46 Vancouver....... 62 50 Saskatoon....... 72 60 legina..........80 61 Winnipeg........90 71 [tender Bay.....90 58 Toronto......... 77 66 Ottawa..........69 64 Montreal........72 61 Jhicago......... 93 78 'Jew York....... 82 69 ,'Iiami.......... 91 77 Angeles..... 76 63 Las Vegas....... 91 60 .98 .64 SYNOPSIS The widespread area of cloud and rain which covers most of Alberta today will move north- east out of the province to- night. Skies will be overcast over most regions but the sun should break through by Wed- nesday afternoon. No significant changes from current cool unsettled weather is indicated for next two days. FORECAST Lethbridge, Medicine Sunny periods Wednesday with isolated thundershowen in afternoon, cool. NW15. Low-high 50-70, Columbia-Kootenay Cloudy today with occasional rain until this evening. Mainly cloudy Wednesday. Light winds. Low tonight and high Wednesday at Cranbrook 47-68. Castlegar 70. 47- FULLY GUARANTEED LINCOLN BALER TWINE PIR BALE feet regular 40 Ib. bales 325 Ib. tensile strength far heavy Baling. Will tie approx. 500 heavy bales, 0 feet truckers 40 Ib. bales 400 Ib. strength for extra heavy baling. Treated against Rodents, Rot, Mildew and Insecti GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-316J OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway S west. There is two-way traffic on the east- bound lane of the new Univer- sity highway with a small de- lay at the junction of (lie old and new lu'ghways leading to- wards Lethbridge. Highway 5 Motorists are advised to watch for men and equipment south of Lethbridge to the airport wtere re-paving is in progress. Highway is in pro- gress in the Turin area. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coults 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.; Rooscvilic, B.C., (i a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgatc, B.C., 24 hours; Porlhill-Rykcrts 11 a.m. to midnight, logan Pass, open 24 hours, Highway 3 South. Trans Canada Highway. From Crows- nest to Cranbrook the road is good, however motorists are advised to watch for men and equipment. There are possible delays and men and equipment 1 to 5 miles west of Cranbrook. From Cranbrook to Creslon is good except for construction 3 miles cast of Creston. The Logan Pass is now open 24 hours daily. ;