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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 IHE UTHBRIOOE HERAID Thimday, March I97J News 1st brief Hospital fire kills 13 KITAKYUSUU, Japan (AP) Careless handling of a lighted incense stick by a doc- tor caused a fire at a hospital cji-ly today which killed 13 el- derly leraate patients and an eiglil-year-old girl, police re- ported. They said lire doctor, Kozo Ishimatsu. 39, an obstetrician at the Saiseikai Yahata Hospital, was taken into custody for ques- tioning. The tire broke out at a.m. when a curtain in a i-oom on the first floor where Ishimatsu was sleeping caught fire, police reported. Army weapons recovered QUEBEC (CP) The roost] important arms seizure ever earned out by Quebec Provin- cial Police was made at a pri- vate garage here Wednesday, police said. Among the weapons found were 25 machine guns and two submachine guns stolen a month ago from Valcartier armed forces base. No arrests were irtadc. Other items seized included 12 rifles, one revolver, three holsters, two bullet-proof vests, three helmets, four gas maks, or.e pair of foanducffs and two boxes of various types of anv muniticn. The guns taken from the Val- cartier base were unusable be- cause they had no breeches, po- lice said. Carnival death toll high RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) A total of 150 bodies were delivered to the Rio mor- gue during the annual four-day carnival that ended early Most of the dead had been shot, knifed, drowned or fallen from high places. In Sao Paulo, Brazil, the mor gue received 65 bodies, and th major cause of death was traf fie accidents. Sao Paulo is th country's biggest city, but its Trudeau tees-off on Tory policies carnival is much duller Rio's. than Plane crash survivor dies Puddles everywhere The high water of Toronto's mild spring has eroded where Jan van der Hoop, 12, fishes for debris while: wait- Ihe lake-shore near home., alarming those who live in ing for ferry to Toronto Island. The rmld spell is expected them, but also created a giant puddle near ferry docks to conlimje.__________________________________ TORONTO (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau attacked the Conservative party for refusing to send a representative to Viet- nam with External Affairs Min- ister Sharp during a general de- nunciation of the Opposition at a political fund-raising dinner Wednesday night. "They don't want what they're going to do to be ob- scured by their knowledge of the facts over he said as abiut guests at a plate applauded. Mr. Trudeau also was critical of the official Opposition tor its suggestion that Finance Minis- ter Turner's Feb. 19 budget deficit should have been larger and that price and wage con- trols should be tried out to beat I Inflation. 'Threre billion one day, four billion another a he'said of Conserva- tive budget ideas for expanding I the economy. "Their policy is going for broke, or having the country go broke." The prime minister suggested I the Conservatives have no vis- ible policies on major topics- native rights, capital punish- ment, the truce-supervisiry role I for Canada in Vietnam. The Liberals, on the other I hand, were facing problems I head-on. We've made our I God knows we've made mis- Mr. Trudeau said. "But we haven't swept our problems under the rug." The theme of Mr. Trudeau's Association, which divides proceeds with the Ontario pro- vincial organization. The price was raised by Uiis year. Mr. Trudeau reviewed tte last election and suggested that his party's lack of success in the west came from the fact that, having gone far with Quebec's problem with its bilingual pol- icy and assisted the Maritimes with regional economic ex? pantiion policy, it had failed to "define to the west that we had the answers to its problems." "We now are applying our- selves to find answers to the west, as we did to the of Quebec and the he said. One move in this direc- tion was the western economic conference scheduled for next summer. Touching on his role of leader of a minority government, Mr. Trudeau said he feels "a bit like a balancing artist on a high wire without a safety net below him." BEERSHEBA, Israel (Reu- ttr) One of the seven sur- vivors of the Libyan airliner disaster in the Sinai desert two weeks ago died in hospital to- day, bringing the death toll to 107. Abu Bakr Mohammed, 33-, who suffeered external as well internal injuries, regained consciousness only a few days ago. Two of live remaining six sur- vivors were scheduled to be re- leased today. The others, including the co- pilot, were still listed in serious condition. Author's wife jailed ZURICH (lieuter) Edith Irving, the Swiss wife of author Clifford Irving, was sentenced today to two years imprison- ment on charges of fraud and forgery in connection with her role in the Howard Hughes "autobiography" hoax. The two months term Mrs. Irving served in New York last summer on similar charges will be subtracted from the two-year sentence, the Zurich Superior 37, looking shaken and refusing to make any statement to the press, was Court ruled. Mrs. Irving, immediately taken into custody, Plan coal town visit EDMONTON (CP) A team of Alberta cabinet ministers will visit the coal community of Cache Friday, Labor Minister Bert Hohol told the legislature Wednesday. The future of the town, 230 Authority sought VICTORIA (CP) The Brit- ish Columbia government intro- duced legislation Wednesday allowing the cabinet to take over any children's aid society in the province. The legislation was brought miles northwest of Edmonton has been clouded by the layof of H8 miners at the Mclntyre- Porcupine Mines Ltd. The low was established in September 1966, during the rebirth of thi Alberta coal industry. amount to million yearly Grain handling costs rise expected SASKATOON Professor G. A. Sparks, of Saskatoon, today winted out that handling and ransportation costs for prairie grain amount to about million dollars a year and he said the costs are expected to ;o higher. Professor Sparks is co-ordin- ating a major seminar on grain handling and transporta- tion here today and Friday. The seminar will atlempt lo come to grips with the prob- lem of planning a more econ- omical and efficient system by promoting discussion between Ihe farm producers who pay the costs and the agencies lha do the job. The theme of the seminar is costs of handling a jillion bushels today and lo- norrow. It is sponsored by the Jniversity of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon and the Canada Irains Council. Professor Sparks, who is wilh at the same time providing ad- equate services to producers and "we want as many pro- ducers as possible to attend mil take part in the dis- the University's Deparlmenl of participants will include: Ted Civil Engineering, stated that recent studies indicate it costs 49.2 cents to move a bushel of .Tain from country elevators to terminal. This includes elevator costs of 12.4 cents, which wilh no changes in the present sys- tem are alone expected to rise to 20.8 cents by 1980 for an In- ciease of 63 per cent. Profes- sor Sparks said the organizers of the seminar want to see what can be done to minimize these expected increases while Boden, of Regina, vice-presi- dent of the Canadian Federa- tion of Agriculture; Hoy Atkin- son of Saskatoon, president of the National Farmers Union; Walter Nelson, of Avonlea, president of the Palliser Wheat Growers' Williams, Associalion; A. R. of Winnipeg, vice- president for the prairie region of the Canadian National Rail- ways; Robert Moffat, of Winni- peg, general manager of Mam- In by Rehabilitation Minister Norman Lev! who had announc- ed earlier that it would first be used to take over the Vic- toria Family and Children's Service. Union official charges destroying UI Act New hours approved EDMONTON (CP) The AI- berta legislature now will sit from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, -instead the usual p.m. -to p.m. The change in hours was ap- proved by members Wednes- day. Alberta Ludwig Mountain View) asked the house to consider Friday morn- ing sittings instead. This would allow members more time in their constituencies, he said. Lou Hyixlinan, the govern- ment house leader, said the suggestion would be consider- ed in the future. toba Pool Elevators; E. Turner, of Regina, president of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool; A.M. Runciman, of Winnipeg, president, United Grain Grow- ers Ltd.; Barry Thomson, of Ottawa, commissioner of the Canadian Transport Commis- sion; .G N. Vogel, of Winnipeg, chief commissioner of the Can- adian Wheat Board; II. D. Pound, of Winnipeg, chief com- missioner of the Canadian Grain Commission; John Chan- on. of Edmonton, chairman of the Alberta Grain Commission; and Dr. Donald Dover, !of Win- nipeg, chairman of the Canada Grains Council's Grain Hand- ling and Transportation Com- mittee. Dr. Lloyd Barber, vice-presi- ont of the University ami G. Allan, chairman of the Can- da Grains Council, opened the eminar and Otto Lang, minis- ter in charge of the Canadian Vheat Board, will outline the issues at the opening session. purely-political address to the parly faithful, who contributed a nc't to the Liberal cof- fers, was that of Canadian di- versity and the idea that the Liberal party is historically the only one fitted to hold the na- tion together. The occasion was the annual 'prime minister's dinner" of Chaos develops hi U.K. strike LONDON (CP) Intrepid travellers from the suburbs who set out at dawn today made it to London nicely, but after 7 a.m. chaos developed on the highways in the face of Brit- ain's second one-day railway strike this month. Bus queues in places were more than 300'yards long, all the parking lots were jam- packed and ouiside the city at mid-morning there still were seven-mile-long traffic pileups in places as late-starters inched toward London. Police said many motorists, unable to find parking places, were heading back home in 'des- pair, creating traffic problems the Toronto and District Liberal I on the out-of-town lanes. GENERAL RED DEER (CP The Trudeau government is de- stroying the Unemployment In- surance Act, Jim Murrie of Calgary, western regional dir- ector of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, said today. He told 200 delegates repre- senting Alberta Munici- al, School Board, hospital and telephone workers at a three- day CUPE convention that pro- posed changes in the act are "vicious." Mr. Murrie said the provision that denies unemployment ben- efits to persons who quit their jobs or who are fired for mis- conduct "places the worker completely at the mercy of management." "If the worker knuckles un- der to the rules, the boss reaps huge profit from sweat-shop conditions. If the worker refus- es lo grovel, his employment is terminated, without benefit of unemployment insurance. Crushing election victory for Diary of Lieut. Col. G. A. French. Olflcer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1874. THURSDAY 30lh: Remained all day at Wood End De-pot to allow men to cook and lake three days rations, and secure a supply of wood, as it Is doubtful whether we will be able to get wood for a week. Make a road across the river. I narrowly escaped a bad injury, my horse falling in one of the countless badger holes that are about, throwing me some distance over his head. Writing official reports and letters, sending off pay lists. Did not get to bed until after 12 and up again at 4 a.m. Coal seam exposed on river bank. We invite people who may know anecdotes or have known some of the original N.W.M.P. to send us this information so ihat it might be incorporated into our biographies, Your interest is appreciated. Fairfield Appliance Service Ltd. Congratulate Students of Junior High on retracing of this trek of the N.W.M.P. See the World's Finest Voeuum Cleaner VORWERK 1244 3rd Ave. S. Phono 327-6684 DACCA (Router) Prime >.tinister Mujihur Rahman led his Awami League to a crush- ing victory today in Bangla- desh's first general election, completely dest r o ying any hopes the country's other par- ties may have had of providing a viable opposition. With three quarters of the results of tlio voting in, the Awami League had 229 in- cluding 11 won unopposed of the 300 seats in Parliament. The opposition gained its first and so far in Chittagong when Mostaq Ah- med Choudhury of the pro-Mos- cow wing of the National Awami party defeated his Awami League opponent. The huge Awami win in Wed- nesday's election rivals that of 1970 when Sheik Mu'jib was leading the fight for greater autonomy from Pakistan, a struggle which led instead to independence 15 months ago. Sheik Mujib won two- Dacca constituences by huge margins. In one, ho polled votes against M.A. Awal of the Na- tional Socialist party, who con- tested the seat while in jail en corruption charges. The prime minister had pre- viously won two seats unop- ed and several of his minis- ters ran for more than one I seat. "The government saves UIC lollars and can boast about et iciency." He said public employees should "take the offensive" for elling better treatment for the working class, including "a 32 work week, a minimum wage, better housing and a minimum pension for the aged. Mr. Murrie also called th Alberta government "a govern ment that caters to the oil an gas companies and to the Am erican coal barons." lie sai< the rights to unionize wer denied oil workers at Fort Me Murray and brewery worker nt Ihe Tartan Brewery in Re Deer. He said public employee should lake political action fight against UIC changes and oppose forces calling for a wage freeze. PRESENTS JTHE Weather and road report SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET Lclhbri'dge Pir.cher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff .10 II L Prc 35 19 37 16 36 20 24 10 -1 15 20 20 41 Prisoners stage strike FORT SASKATCHE W A N (CP) About GO prisoners staged a three hour sit-down strike in the dining room a! Ihe Fort Saskatchewan Correc- tional Institute Wednesday, but later agreed to return to their cells. S. A. Friedman, deputy at- torney general, said Wednes- day night in Edmonton that he expects to receive a report on the incident today. The incident took place after breakfast. Mr. Friedman said he di< not know the nature of the pri soner's grievances. There wa no damage to the dining room Calgary......... 31 Victoria........ 53 34 Penticton ........4fi 27 Prince George 39 21 Kamloops M Vancouver......S3 38 Saskatoon ........27 8 Begina........... 30 10 Winnipeg .........-34 14 Toronto ..........60 36 Ottawa 47 42 Montreal .........47 40 St. John's 31 12 Halifax ..........31 13 Chariottetown .37 10 Fredericton 41 26 Chicago......... 65 39 40 and no injuries-, he said. Tort Saskatchewan is 15 miles northeast of E ton. S'ew York Miami Los Angeles 44 78 68 ,as Vegas 46 45 .07 about Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS M o s c o Afik- fjchinsky, 75, one of the Soviet 1 Union's top irrigation experts. Nightclub fire kills 15 persons BRISBANE (AP) Police say they have found no evi-1 dence to support reports that j protection racketeers set a i nightclub fire that killed 15 per-' sons early today. i Authorities said tl.e fire at Ihe club named Whisky A-Go-Go I was the worst mass murder in I Australian history. They re- ported finding two four-gallon cans that had contained flam- mable liquids which were splashed in the lobby of the building and then se; on fire. PoHcc Commissioner Ray- mor.d Whitrod said he could give no reason for the arson. But he said he had no evidence to link it with extortionists al- leged to be operating a protec- tion racket among Brisbatu .nightclubs. 1 Multi-Unit Press DRILL TRANSPORT I' or 15" Pins heavy duty whseU jlsndord equip- diameter ment Mounting Brackets 3 1W sealed Timken roller bearings Frame 2x3 rectangu. lar steel tubing Chains proof strength chain angle or 3x2x sleei tubing Hinge Brackets Ad- justable for any width drill GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Courts Highway Phone 328-1141 AS OF A.M. TODAY COUKTESy OF A.VJA FORECAST: Lctlil) ridge Medicine Hat- Calgary Today: Fog patches this morning other- wise mostly sunny. Highs 40- Lows in tlie 20s. Friday: Sunny, llighs 45-50. Columbia and Friday: Moslly sunny. Highs bolh days 45 to 50. Lows tonight in the 20s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide- Partly cloudy today and Fri- day with scattered .rain or snow showers ending southern moun- tains today and developing northern portion late tonight and Friday, Warmer. Highs both days 45 to 55. Lows tonight 20s. West of Continental Divide- Fair today. Partly cloudy with scattered rain or snow showers north portion tonight and Fri- day. Highs bolh days 40s. tonight 20s. LINGERIE For sleeping, lounging, entertaining MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE Gilts Wffl.s Perjymft COILEGE MAU-PHONE 328-151S Jlighway No. 2 north to Ed- monton, No. 3 west to the B.C. border, No. 3 east to Medicine Hat and all highways south of Lethbridge are bare and dry and in good winter condition. Highway No. 1, Trans-Can- ada from Calgary to Banff is bare and dry. Trans-Canada from Banff lo Revclstokc has been plowed and sanded, liow- ever there are some slippery sections. Banff-Radium and Banff-Jas- per highways have both been plowed and ssnded. They are in good winter condition, however there are some slippery sec- tions. i PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutts j 24 hours; Carwny 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Del Bonita 9 a.m. lo 6 p.m.; Roosevilie, B.C. 0 a.m. lo 6 p.m.; Kingsgalc, B.C.; 24 hours; j Porlhill Rykcrts 8 a.m lo midnight; Chief Mountain closed; WUdhcrsc, 8 a.m. lo 5 p.m. ;