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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, March News in brief Longshoremen on strike Death ends dream holiday for young cancer victim VANCOUVER (CP) Shipping traffic out of 11 British Columbia ports was expected to be halted again to- day after members of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union walk- ed off the job at midnight Saturday. Negotiations between the union and the British Colum- bia Maritime Employers' Association broke down Satur- day over wages and jurisdic- tion of container cargo. Mini workers end strike OTTAWA (CP) A seven- week strike of Royal Canadian Mint workers ended today as employees started returning to work after agreement to send their contract dispute to binding arbitration. G. W. Hunter, master of the mint, said some workers started coming back to the Ot- tawa and Hull, Que., divisions' for the 8 a.m. EST shift. Young killer 'to be treated' BELLEVILLE, III. (AP) "She got to see her dream didn't asked Heidi Biggs' mother. "She got to see Hawaii." Fourteen-year-old Heidi died of cancer Sunday, less than an hour after she was carried on a stretcher from a plane return- ing her home from Honolulu. The trip had been her secret dream of a dying girl from a welfare family. Her mother, Mrs. Lucille Biggs, said that at the end Heidi asked one thing more: She wanted to say goodbye to her younger brother and sister. But she died as the ambulance rushed her to them. "We wanted to take her straight to the Mrs. Biggs said in an interview. "But she insisted on going home. She knew it was her time." Heidi learned last summer she was dy- ing and doctors said she had less than a year to live. Deeply religious and a member of the Apostolic Church of God, a fundamentalist church, she put her trust in God. Her mother said that the girl's faith sustained her through the chemical therapy thai disfigured her and through the pain that never'left. An Associated Press story about her final Christmas touched Russell Penny, a Canadian businessman in Sudbury, Onl. He flew to Belleville to meet Heidi. She told him what she had told no one else: She had seen a television travelogue about Hawaii and it was a place she secretly dreamed of seeing. Penny helped organize a trust fund for the trip" and people from all over the United States contributed. On Feb. 15, with collected, Heidi and her mother left for Hawaii. They planned to stay a week, but growing con- tributions allowed them to stay longer. Mrs. Biggs said Heidi had days in the sun before she suffered a collapsed lung, was confined to bed and fell into delirium. Strike, SHOW close east airports VANCOUVER 13- year-old boy found delinquent in a department store murder will be placed in a treatment the B.C. superinten- dent of child welfare says. Vic Belknap said the boy will be treated for'behavioral problems by highly-skilled professional people under the guidance of psychiatrists. CLC founder dies OTTAWA (CP) Claude Jodoin, 61, founding president of the Canadian Labor ;Congress died in hospital early Saturday. Mr. Jodoin, elected CLC president at its founding convention in 1956, suffered a stroke in May, 1967, and had remained in hospital since then. Driver's body found in London train wreck Man sentenced to hang WINNIPEG (CP) -George Joseph Peloquin, 33, was sen- tenced Saturday to be hanged Sept. 10 for the July 22 slaying of a carpentry instructor at Stony Mountain penitentiary. A 12-man jury deliberated for about eight hours before finding the accused guilty of murder punishable by death. The jury recommended clemency in the verdict, which carries an automatic appeal. Amin takes over mines LONDON (Reuter) Ugan- dan President Idi Amin has taken over the chairmanship of the Kilembe Copper Mines, Radio Uganda said Saturday. Nationalization of the com- pany was announced Friday. The radio, monitored here, said the president told senior staff at the mines Saturday that he is taking over the chairmanship because of the importance he attaches to the mines and the copper- smelting plant at Jinja. NDP completes slate CALGARY (CP) The New Democratic Party dur- ing the weekend became the first opposition, party to nominate a complete slate of 75 candidates for the March 26 Alberta general election, elec- tion co-ordinator Howard Leeson announced Sunday night. Rounding out, the slate are Ron Morgan, Lac La Biche- McMurray; David Listoe, Lloydminster; Larry Schowalter, Drumheller; David.Elliott, Pincher Creek- Crowsnest; and Brian Fish, Edmonton Parkallen. Fire leaves 800 jobless SHELTON, Conn. (AP) While police looked for a motive and suspects in a series of explosions and a fire that destroyed a large rubber manufacturing plant, the state tried to help 800 persons left without jobs. The state labor department was setting up an office here to expedite unemployment compensation claims of employees of the Sponge Rubber Products Co. LONDON inching their way through the mangled wreckage of a sub- way train in which police say at least 39 persons died reported today they spotted the body of the engineer. Officials hoped a post mortem on the remains of engineer Leslie Newson, 55, would determine whether he had a heart attack or some other seizure Friday that could have caused London's worst subway disaster. Rescue workers clawed their way into the front car of the train late Sunday night, working no more than 20 minutes at a time because of poisonous fumes and the 120- degree heat from arc lights. Some of the workers were and had to be helped out of the tunnel. Twenty-six bodies have been removed from the wreckage. Police said at least 13 others were in the front car. More than 80 persons were injured-in the morning rush- hour accident, and three of them still were listed in grave condition today. The train went past its last stop at Moorgate station, in London's financial district, at 35 miles an hour and slammed into the end wall of the dead- end tunnel. The 50-foot-Iong front car was compressed into 10 feet. Newson's tiny driving cabin was embedded in the wall. One doctor who wriggled into the front car told reporters: "I have seen the lower part of the driver's body. It is intact. I see the top half because of the wreckage, but it is possible that his body may be whole." Investigators trying to determine why the brakes of the train were not applied are photographing and examining each piece of wreckage. One of the driving controls known as the "dead man's handle" could be the key to the crash. The handle, which controls power and emergency braking, is depressed by the driver while the train is run- ning. The brakes come on when it is released. Some drivers have been known to disconnect the handle, complaining that it is uncomfortable to hold down. But subway officials said they did not believe this had happened. By THE CANADIAN PRESS Air Canada cancelled arrivals and departures dur- ing a heavy snowstorm at Halifax International Airport late Sunday because of a strike by runway maintenance workers, members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada A spokesman said the air- port would probably be back to normal by this afternoon. A supervisor and one snow- plow kept one runway at the airport open Sunday while bargaining between the federal government and the PSAC remain- ed stalemated. Both sides were refusing to budge as the strike entered its 16lh day today. Late Sunday, many airports in the Maritimes were closed and six to 12 inches of snow were forecast for overnight Sunday night, changing to rain in some areas today. PSAC spokesman Sinclair MacLeod said he hoped the airport closures will put more pressure on the government. The PSAC wants a 37-per- cent wage increase over two years, 10.9 per cent more than the government's offer of 15.4 per cent in the first year and 10.7 per cent in the second as set out in a conciliation report. Michael Lyons, a PSAC spokesman in Toronto, says the demand is the least the un- ion will accept, bringing members' salaries to 90 per cent of that earned in similar House committee to study immigration green paper OTTAWA (CP) The Com- mons will set terms of refer- ence this week for estab- lishment of a special Com- mons-Senate committee to study the government's green paper on immigration. Jake-Epp, Progressive Con- servative immigration critic, says he agrees with a govern- ment motion to send the im- migration paper to com- mittee. But the committee's con- sideration of policy alter- natives outlined in the green paper could be hampered by the "strictures Mr. Epp (Provencher) said in an interview Friday. The motion suggests that the committee report its fin- dings to the House by July 31. Mr. Epp said the committee should not be "a public rela- tions operation for the govern- ment, not just a mouthpiece for decisions that the govern- ment is going to make." "If it is looking for advice from the public, it should take that advice The joint committee "will have to tackle some highly sensitive political issues such as the racial Mr. Epp said. "It is there and we will have to look at it squarety.'" 'Soviets, China, U.S. should cut Viet aid' SAIGON (AP) Senator Dewey Bartlett says U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger should try to per- suade the Soviet Union and China to join the United States in a reduction of military aid to both sides in the Vietnam war to reduce the level of fighting. Lang abortion memo knocked withholding data' pipeline EDMONTON (CP) The association's J courts, and not Justice council meeting, was Minister Otto Lang, will menting on Mr. Lang's YELLOWKNIFE, decision to proceed with determine what Canada's memo to hospital (CP) Canadian Arctic pipeline has already been abortion laws permit, the abortion committees in sources Committee, a and that the govern- president of the Canadian Bar he said social and interest group with is not interested in co- Association said Sunday. factors must not be concern for the North, with a full public in- William Somerville, in an sidered in the granting of the federal government said committee interview prior to the legal of holding back vital Russell Anthony of dealing with natural gas opening of the northern BRIDGE RUG the Mackenzie by Mr. Justice DRAPES LTD. apparent Berger of the FREE ESTIMATES James J. silence rekindles the Court of British Phoiw 329-4722 52, director of public cion in the minds of many brought a full house COLLEGE MALL for Ontario Hydro, after a Yellnwknife hotel largest meeting in this territorial capital. of the participants in the PRUEGGER'S Presents expel are to make opening statements outlining their on the ?7-billion project POWERFUL PEAVY bring both Mackenzie Delta and Alaska natural gas to FOR (AP) markets. PROFESSIONAL new government is going to call for the Anthony, making the case for the resource com- all United States forces said the federal THE country within 18 outside of the 200 wans RMS, full effects section including fuzz, a critical verb, harmonic distortion control and a six exists then, equalizer. This unit comes complete with the Peavy 412 cabinet 8 ohm drivers in a ported, Thawit Seniwong told reporters hurt loaded Thawit said this would be part of the policy shooting THE Prime Minister THE BASSIST'S equivalent to THE MUSICIAN 200 watts RMS, six channel equalizer can duplicate makes to parliament His (CP) -.A 22 year old man from Lindsay, sound of any amp. Complete with a special is expected has been charged in PEAVY cabinet with drivers for have an uncertain with an early low-end it does not have a shooting incident in four persons were in- AIMCIPRUEOQER'S... The PEAVY CLASSIC, DEUCE II lead amps and said the policy statement was first drafted to at the Jericho Youth Hostel. in the city's west end CENTURY bass amp, ideal for the club musician who requires high quality sound and maximum portability, combined with famous PEAVY the U.S. withdrawal "as soon as possible." He declined to say why it was Peter Ian Wood, resident at the hostel for about six added that when the was charged with PRUE8BERS MUSIC LTD. 130 SHiStrMt enunciates the policy, "we will have to do It. And If we cannot accomplish it, we have, to inform counts of attempted murder, one of breaking and 'entering and another of possession of a dangerous Phoiw of representatives .He will appear la we can't do court Monday. applicant Canadian Arctic Gas Pipeljnes Ltd., was the largest source of information about the proposed pipeline. He said the government had been requested by Mr. Justice Berger to provide a complete list of documents it had pre- pared dealing with all aspects of the pipeline. Mr. Anthony told the hear- ing the list was submitted only in late January after the resources committee threatened legal action. Bartlett, an Oklahoma Re- publican, and seven other members of the U.S. Congress headed home today after a visit to South Vietnam and Cambodia. President Ford hoped the visit would convince the delegation to support his re- quest for 1522 million in supplemental military aid to the two countries. Representative Paul McCloskey (Rep. Calif.) agreed with Bartlett that Kissinger should become in- volved in efforts to bring peace to Vietnam and Cam- bodia. McCloskey also said that fu- ture aid to the Saigon govern- ment would depend on what it did about the thousands of political prisoners who have not been brought to trial. The delegation met Sunday with a North Vietnamese representative to discuss the Communists' refusal to co- operate in the search for. remains of Americans miss- ing in action in Vietnam. private-sector jobs. Rotating walkouts by PSAC members have disrupted mail service, airport operations and grain handling. The PSAC indefinitely with- drew pickets Thursday from Toronto postal stations, but Mr. Lyons warned that the workers will walk out "I can guarantee it. Jean Liebrecht, a govern- ment spokesman for the Alberta postal district, said Saturday that full mail ser- vice probably will resume to- day if pickets, which dis- rupted the system last week, are not set up again. Munro in hospital, pondering future OTTAWA (CP) Labor Minister John Munro spent a restful weekend in the National Defence Medical Centre, recovering from fatigue and pondering his future, a spokesman said Sun- day. "He's been taking it easy... RCMP tag elusive 'Answer' GASPE, Que. (CP) The zig-zag course of the fugitive ship Answer appeared firmly set today for the Quebec port of Sept-lies on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. Officials in Sept-lies, taking account of foot-thick ice in the ice-choked mouth of the St. Lawrence, said they expect the vessel in port tonight. Captain Brian Erb, 37, her colorful master, appeared to have lost an argument with a boarding party of four RCMP officers as the Answer, which had been headed out of the gulf to the open Atlantic, turn- ed about Sunday and headed north. She is retracing part of a stop-and-go voyage that began when she slipped her lines in secret at Quebec City more than a week ago, leaving behind a confusing array of ownership claims. Reporters were unable to reach the captain by ship-to- shore telephone Sunday night after he reported in an inter- view that the Mounties had come aboard during the day and told him to take the vessel to a Quebec port. He had said days ago he was headed for where he said her rightful owners are located. Captain Erb said earlier Sunday he was determined to make for a Nova Scotia port and the vessel was going nowhere while he argued with the police officers. Later, the transport depart- ment in Ottawa reported the Answer was headed for Sept- Iles, in company with the icebreaker John A. Mac- donald. The RCMP held two warrants when they boarded the Answer, one for the arrest of the captain and one for the seizure of the ship, issued un- der authority of an order from the Federal Court of Canada. Captain Erb said Sunday neither he nor his crew was "too happy" about having the Mounties come aboard with the arrest warrants. He had maintained earlier that he was taking the ship to Boston for Vitral Navire S.A., a Panama-based company owned by United States citizens. sleeping well and eating the spokesman added. "It's been a restful day and a restful weekend for him." Mr. Munro entered hospital Thursday after discussing with Prime Minister Trudeau the possibility of resigning from the cabinet. The minister's name had been mentioned in connection with a harbor dredging scan- dal in Hamilton. The case has resulted in charges against five individuals, one a former harbor commissioner. Mr. Munro, who underwent tough opposition questioning last week in the Commons, de- nied any political or criminal wrongdoing but said he might be forced to resign and fight to clear his name The Hamilton irregularities figure in a national RCMP in- vestigation into the activities of dredging companies. A police official said last week more charges will be laid soon as a result of the investigations. 16 killed in fisherman rebellion BEIRUT (AP) Funeral processions wound through Si- don today following the end of a fishermen's revolt in which at least 16 persons were killed. The government agreed to withdraw troops from the an- cient port on the south coast, and a ceasefire resulted Sun- day. But one member of Pre- mier Rashid Solh's cabinet, Water Resources Minister Malek Salam, threatened to resign unless Gen. Iskandar Ghanem, the army com- mander in chief, was dismiss- ed because of his handling of the situation in Sidon. Anti-government members of parliament demanded that the entire cabinet resign. SLA members try escape OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Two alleged Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) members awaiting trial for murder were overpowered in an escape attempt and may face additional charges, Sheriff Tom Houchins says. Authorities refused to say whether the thwarted escape attempt Saturday would affect the scheduled March 31 trial of Joseph Remiro and Russell Little. Stevie Wonder, Newton-John capture 'best singer9 awards NEW YORK (AP) Blind rock singer Stevie Wonder has captured the best male vocalist and three other Grammy Awards in the 17th annual presentation by the .National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Olivia Newton-John was best female pop vocalist, winning the big one, Record of the Year, for her I Honestly Love You. Composer-arranger Marvin Hamlisch took home, lour awards including best new artist of the year and, with Marilyn and Alan Bergman, best song of the year for The Way We Were. The Grammy Awards are to the recording industry what the Oicars are to the movies. Winner of five it year, received a standing ovation at Manhat- tan's Urls Theatre Saturday night when he won the prize for best albumn of the year lor his fabulous F'ulfillingness' First Finale. He was both producer and artist. He went on to win best rhythm-'n'-blues male vocal performance for Boogie on Reggae Woman and best rhythm'n'-blues song for Liv- ing in the City. Miss Newton-John, won a tirammy last year as best fe- male country vocalist. Hamlisch won the best pop instrumental performance Grammy for playing Scott Joplin's The Entertainer on the piano. He also won the best original movie score Grammy for The Way We Were. Hamlisch won three Oscars last year. Aretha Franklin, who has won every best female rhythm-'n'blues vocal Grammy since that category had been started In 1968, won again for Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing. Awards for the best male and female country per- formers went to blind Ronnie Milsap for his Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends and Canadian Anne Murray for her Love Song. The Pointer Sisters won the best country group prize for Fairytale. Chet Atkins and Merle Travis won best instrumental with The Atkins-Travis Travelling Show and best country song was judged to be A Very Special Love Song, winning for Us writers, Norris Wilson and Billy Sherrill. Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney with his band, Wings, won for best pop vocal by a group. Rufus, a fairly new group from Chicago, was judged best rhythm-'n'-blues group, for Tell Me Something Good. Best rhythm-'n'-blues in- strumental record was TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) by MFSB, (Mother, Father, Sister, a 29-piecc band. Thorn Bell won the producer of the year Gram- my. He is associated with the Philadelphia Sound. Raisin was named best original cast album. The score was written by Judd Woldin and Robert Brittan. Raisin, which is running on Broadway, is a musical adap- tation of .'playwright Lorrane Hansberry'a A Raisin in the Sun. ;