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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL. LXV No. 74 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 36 PAGES )kle sweep fades in American primary irline SENATOR MUSKIE SENATOR McGOYERN close call enhances position Ih DAVE McTNTOSH OTTAWA (CP) There has never been a fed- eral general election in May, the only month in winch a national vole lias never been held. As the earliest possible date for an elec- tion is Mny 8. Federal elections to liold on a Monday, ex- cept when that Monday is a federal or provincial holi- day, In case the election day is Tuesday. Consequently, there can be no election tliis year on Monday, June: 26. II is n provincial holiday in New- foundland. By (lie same token, (here can be no elcclion ihis year on Monday, Aug. 7, a civic holiday in some prov- inces; on Monday, Sept. 4, Labor Day, or Monday, Oct. 9, Thanksgiving Day, All these snippets of information are part of Olta- chief political game at the moment: Pick the election date. The last election was held Tuesday, June 25, J968, The previous day, Monday, was St. Jean Baptisfe Day in Quebec, Enumeration of voters for an election must start Yves Geof- froy and his wife have waived extrr.dilion and will he escorted lo Canada from Spain by police "in a couple of Solicitor- General Jean Pierre Goyer's of- fice said today. Icy papers and a five-year ha- ter management program in 1972. Tlie Alberla government in- tends to establish "provincial and inler-provineial priorities wilhoul being pressured by international said Mr. Yurko. Alberta is currently negotiat- ing irrigation plans with Otta- wa, he said. Oulside the legislature, Mr. Drain said liie new Conserva- live government has failed to take a stand on future water policy, "except to say that no Alberta water is for export." ALTERNATIVE METHODS The Pincher Creek Crows- nest member said a number of alternative ways could be un- dertaken to increase Ule supply of wa'.er to southern Albert a. They include: water from the Flathead River en Ihe British Columbia side of tlie moun- tains and funneling it via an underground tunnel lo the Cas- tle River system, catch basins and dams to make better use of current water in the Oldman River, water from rivers In the north, winter 'snow in fences in the mountains lo ha diverted to river systems in the spring. than two cent a year in order to have relatively sEable prices. In the past year, they have risen almost 2M times that desirable figure. Ths increase from January lo February this year, however, was about equal to the Febru- ary increase for the last several years. Food prices, which account for about one quarter of the total index, rose [aster last monlh than they did in the. 1560s. Meat, poultry and fresh produce prices were tlie main contributors to the advance. Tiie index is' based on a monthly survey of prices for about WO goods and services figuring large in the spending pattern of urban families living on modest incomes, and. is gen- erally referred to as a cost-of- living index. Housing costs, including mort- gage rates, rents, and tile cost of household operations, repre- sent about one-third of the total index. Tlie housing index rose slightly last month, duo lo higher prices for new houses, increased repair charges, and some increases in rents. LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) A bomb went off in an unoccupied Trans World Airlines Boeing 707 today hours after it arrived here from New York, and au- thorities said it apparently was part of an extortion scheme that set off a worldwide bomb alert on TWA jetliners. The sheriff's office said the bomb was apparently one of those (he extortionist has said he planted in order to get million in ransom from TWA. Trained dogs sniffed out one bomb in a cockpit set to go off less than an hour after a New York-to-I.os Angeles TWA jet- liner was recalled to New York Tuesday, The bomb blew a large hole in (he cockpit fuselage. Debris was scattered for SO lo 40 feet. There were no injuries reported. Authorities apparently didn't know the bomb was aboard tlie New York-to-Las Vegas flight until it exploded at a.m. PST a.m. source said. The plane had landed at lUcCarran International Airport Tuesday night. A sheriff's spokesman said tlie plane had been searched for tombs in New York and had been parked routinely at the ail-port at the time of the blast. All persons aboard the plane had left the craft well before the blast. SEARCH OTHER PLANES Bomb squad officials were trying to determine what type. of bomb was used. TWA called a worldwide bomb search of its jet fleet after receiving the mysterious ransom demand. Half a dozen planes made un- scheduled landings for searches after the discovery' of the pow- erful plastic explosive Tuesday and scores cf travellers can- celled reservations. Delays of two hours or more were re- ported in flights. An anonymous tcleplione caller had warned of the bomb and dircdcd officials to an air- port locker where they found a note saying that tour TWA planes would be blown up at six hour intervals unless the ransom was paid. But the suc- ceeding deadlines passed with- out incident. A TWA spokesman sr.id the money was assembled but there was no further word from the FBI, TWA or loral authorities negotiations with the extor- tionist or whether any money had been paid. ALFONSO MARIA edding of the Year MAniMD CAP! Tlie closed- orcui' television vas ready Ihe a.spic was jelling today (or the wedding of the year, uniting the favorite grandchild of Spain's durable dictator and I ho senior grandson of Ihe country's lasl king. Generalissimo Francisco Franco will share the spotlight tonight as he leads his grand- daughter Maria del Carmen Martincz-Borctiu down the aisle of lho chapel at his El Parrto Palace, to marry Prince Alfonso rip Boriviu y Dampierrr. The 21-year-old bride is tin- oldest of the seven children of Franco's only child, Carmen, and the Marquis of Villavcrde, Spain's leading heart surgeon. The bridegroom is 35. Between 2.500 and guesls wore expected to elbow into (he Ifft h -c e n t u r y palace ouiside Madrid, lying up traffic for miles around. There was room in the chapel for only SCO, so television was set up for flic rrM to in (wo nJOfednApr pal.ms. Tiie guest list started with 2.000 but grew and grew. It in- cluded Prince Rainier and Prin- cess Grace of Monaco; the Dowager Begum Arn Khan; Christina Ford, wife of Henry Ford II; Princess Christina of Sweden and her uncle. Prince Rercil. and the former Argen- tine dictator. Juan D. Peron. an exile in fov more (Mo a rjecadc. ;