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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Tilt leniSRIOGI HtBAlO Wodneittay, Mcirth B, 197J 5Mi A RUSSIAN TRIANGLE Reports circulating at the World Figure Skating champ- ionships in Calgary say Aleksei Ulanov who has won the World title for the last three years with Irina Rodnina wants to change partners. Ulanov is now reported to want to akate with his wife, Ludmila Smirnova, who, with Andrei Suraikin, took the second- place silver medal at Snpporo. (CP Wirephoto) million damage caused in CN freight train wreck EATONVILLE, Que. (CP) One of two main CNR iincs link- Ing Montreal and the Maritimes will be blocked for two weeks while repairs are made follow- ing Tuesday's derailment here of 51 cars of a M-car freight, a railway spokesman said today. Crew worked today amid the smouldering wreckage of cars that left the rails on a bridge over Riviere du houp, most of them plunging 30 feet clown an embankment. Eatonville i s "b1 about 80 miles east of Quebec City. One of three spans of the 2JO- foot bridge will have to ba re- placed and the other two "ex- tensively the CNR spokesman said in Montreal. "This is expected lo take at least two he said. There were no injuries in the derailment and no official esti- mate of the damage from CN's Montreal headquarters. However, a CN spokesman in Indians form grand jury to fire police officials GORDON, Neb. (AP) An estimated Indians who converged on this small com- munity to protest the death of an Oglala Siouxrand alleged ra- cial prejudice have formed a "grand jury" that wants the chief of police and county attor- ney fired. Spokesmen for the American Indian Movement said pro- testers would remain in tliis Sand Hills community of people until the body of Ray- mond Yellow Thunder is ex- humed and a second autopsy performed. Yellow Thunder's body was found in a car Feb. 20, and riian officials said he had been tortured before his death. Indian leaders have labelled the town "red neck, racist U.S.A." The Indians have Issued a list of demands that include placing "Indian members" on the town's four-man police force, better housing and wages for Indians and lower prices along with increased Indian employ- ment in local businesses. Russell Means, a spokesman for The Iniliniv Movement from Cleveland, Ohio, has called for a federal grand jury investiga- tion into Yellow Thunder's death. Yellow Thunder was accosted outside an American Legion hall the night of Feb. 13. He was stripped from the waist down and shoved into the dance hall. One week later he was found dead. Sheridan County Allorney Mi- chael Smith has charged three persons with manslaughter in connection with the death. Means charged a palhologist's report that followed the Indian's death was falsified and that the case was "being whitewashed by white men." ELBOTROHOMB TELfVISIOH WITH THE DIFFEKENCC CLEARANCE! 20" CAVALIER Reg. 619.95 with SPECIAL CANADA'S FINEST COLOR TV NOW AT REDUCED PRICES ELECTRO-LOK FINE TUNING HECTRO-T1NT AUTOMATIC TINT BLACK MATRIX PICTURE TUBE ,96 529-95 19" VOGUE. Reg. 579.95 wilh stand Special 1 ONLY 26" ClARIDGE SPANISH Reg. .Special 1 ONLY 26" LANGFORD LOWBOY. Special 1 ONLY 26" KESWICK CONTEMPORARY ReB- Special 1 ONLY 26" ATWOOO CONSOLE Reg. Special Soo Iheso boauliful iel> now on dijploy ot ACTIVE TV SERVICE 1S3B 3rd AVB. S. Pfions 327-5020 K the area of the wreck said the loss could total more than million. 'There were between and tons of merchandise and equipment on the train, es- timated at about a dollar a pound as well as the bridge which was completely de- he said. This provided Ihe basis for the estimate. He said cause of ttie derail- ment, third in the province in less than a week, was not known, but that an inquiry was being set up. All three derailments have in- volved CN trains, two of them freights and the other a passen- ger train, Ttie bridge was not expected to be repaired for several days. The spokesman said that the two locomotives and 43 cars passed over the bridge. The de- railment affected the latter part of the train, sending the cars carrying rubber, tinned goods and grain, tumbling down the embankment where many of them burst into flames. The spokesman said that freight trains between Martime points and Quebec City are being rerouted. Earlier reports Indicated that between a dozen and 45 cars were involved in the derailment. Lasl Sunday, 17 cars of a 97- car freighl train were derailed at Grand'Mere, 22 ,-niles norlh of Trois-Rivieres, causing heavy damage lo a bridge and Ihe CN line to the Lake St. John region. Last Thursday, a CNR train carrying passengers went off the track at Joly, 30 miles west of Quebec City, killing railway fireman and injuring two other members of the crew. Packed snow on the track was blamed. Legislature Roundup Government starts program to cope with unemployment 1 DMONTON (CP) The Al- berta government has started its program aimed at coping with summer unemployment. S nsner Tenijiuimy Employ- ment Program will replace the Alberta Ecology which erealcd more than jobs last year. STEP is designed to provide jobs in which youth will work for Ihe government or on mu- nicipal projects which the gov- ernment will underwrite. PROBLEM REMOVED Under the new program, nt least one problem that hurt Inst year's program has been re- moved: All temporary employ- ees will come under the Alber- ta Labor Act relations and will receive the minimum wage of In order to be eligible an In- dividual must be: years of age before commencing employment; resident of Alberta for the last six months; ahle to Canadian citizen, landed im- migrant, or a visitor with ft work permit. The STEP program will be su pervised by a three-man cab- inet committee composed of, Bob Dowling, Dr. Bert Hohol and Ilorbt Schmul. In an announcement released by Mr. Dowling, minister of in- dustry and lourism, the govern- ment did not say how much money would be provided lor STEP or how many jobs il hopes to create. The province is co-ordinating the STEP program wilh federal programs such as opportunity for youth, Canada Manpower student services and youth hos- tels. Roughly youths will hit the Alberta labor force of 000 schools is out. SUGGESTS PARKS The government should tablish provincial parks in Cal- gary and Edmonton, Roy Far- ran (PC Calgary North Hill) told the legislature Tuesday. It a private member's day, and Mr. Farran, a former Warning issued on park project THE HERALD legislature Bureau EDMONTON The Village Lake Louise development pro- posed for Banff National Park "could prove to be fatal com- petition" for small ski resorts, Grant Notley (NDP Spiril River-Fairview) charged Tues- day. "A large scale operation al Laka Louise could draw jiisl enough business away from the smaller operations like Wesl Castle to bankrupt Mr, Notley told the Herald. GIVEN LOAN West Castle ski resort, 90 miles southwest of Lelhbridge received an Alberta Commer- cial Corporation loan shortly after the new Tory government came to power in fall 1971. Bob Dowlingj the minister re- sponsible for tourism has saic the Ician was to help Wcsi Castle o v e rcome "financia Mr. Notley said "many o those development operate on such a small profit margin that a massive project like Lake Louise could prove to be fata competition." In the legislature Tuesday, he asked whether the government is taking into con- 'sideralion the effect that the SEASON" JAMES STEWART, DEAN MARTIN AND RAQUEL WELCH IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT MOVIE TONIGHT Village Lake Louise develop- ment could have on small win- ter resorts. STUDYING PROBLEMS Mr. Dowling replied that commitlee of govcrnm e n t ministers is currently studying the "total problems" of parks in Alberta. The committee will present the legislature with a "position paper" said Mr. Dowling. on The parks ters on the committee are: Hugh Homer, agriculture, Alan Warrack, lards nad forests Bill Yiirko, environment, Don Getty inlergovernment affairs Fred Peacock, industry and Mr. Dowling. The Aiberla government has announced it will make its posi- lion on the Village Lake Louise development known at hearings sponsored by the federal parks branch in Calgary darting Thursday. Government requests RCMP letters remain EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta government has asked the commissioner of the RCMP to restore the use of ttie letters RCMP on the force's buildings and cars in the province, At- torney General Merv Leitch said Tuesday. Should his telephoned request not be accepted, Mr. Leitch said in the legislature, he will 'consider what we might do about it." He said he has ex- amined the contract Aiberla has with the RCMP for police services in the province. Albcrlaris were concerned about the decision to replace the letters RCMP with the, sin- gle word "police" on buildings and cars. They felt the change would take something away rom their history, heritage and culture. Mr. Leilch said the change could create confusion since he RCMP co exists in the province with municipal police Torces. Ho said the decision to drop .he letters RCMP was made in .9D3 but was not implemented n western Canada until reccnt- y. Mr. Leilch slressed Hi at here Is no move lo change the name of the, flCMP. STRIKES HIT ITALY ROME (AP) A series of strikes has hit the gasoline delivery and television indus- 'ries in Italy. Calgary alderman, said many people living in the province's two major cities can't afford to visit parks. The government should pro- vide something more than mountain playgrounds and wilderness parks, be said, sug- gesting a park in Calgary's Fish Creek area. Mr. Farran said cities can't afford to provide such services and suggested the province purchase park land and lease it to local governments for a nominal fee. Catherine Chichak