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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta High forecast Sunday HeLetKbridg LXIV No 78 MARCH 1971 PRICE 15 CENTS FOUR SECTIONS T4 fans evacuated 40 fire fighters battle blaze Fire levels Lethbridge Arena THE AFTERMATH FLAMES WERE SO HOT THEY MELTED STEEL GIRDERS By LAHHY BENNETT Herald Staff Writer A spectacular blaze Friday night levelled the 49yearold Lethbndge Arena in about 90 Some 1800 hockey fans watching the hometown Sugar Kings trailing the td monton Maple Leafs 21 early in the third period escaped unharmed in what Lethbridge fire department officials termed an orderly The Sugar Kings have a 20 lead in the bestofseven Alberta Junior Hockey League The remaining third period of Fridays game will be play ed in T a b e r tonight at 8 Flames raged through the old wooden The roof collapsed 20 minutes from the time the blaze was The cause of the which broke out in the southeast cor ner of the has not been Several minor injuries occur red during the fliUiam Short of the fire department received burns to one hand and lus He was treated at hospital and re Wisliart Aickcn of 503 13 St S watching the collapsed and was taken to Michaels General He has head cuts and an injured knee and is being held in hospital for ob HEAT INTENSE The heat from the blaze was The 40 fire fighters kept several streams of water playing on the engine room area of the arena to keep the giant ammonia tanks from blowing Fire fighters had to soak their clothes with water to keep them from catching Most windows in the north side of the Elks next to the were broken by the searing The aerial unit of the fire department was badly From REUTERAP BELFAST CP Britain will withdiaw about 170 troops under the age of 18 from North ern Ireland after the killing of three young offduty soldiers tins The to take effect as soon as was announced Friday night by Defence Minis ter Lord One of the three murdered soldiers was only a his and the third Tensions were high in North ern Ireland tins weekend with tsars of violence by Protestants seeking revenge against Roman Catholic Leave was cancelled for most of the British soldiers on peacekeeping operations here as the hunt for the murderers The demand for severe re prisal measures against the Irish Republican sus pected of the killings despite denials from the armys lead was strengthened Friday vhen workeis fiom Belfasts shipyards marched in protest against the The workers from the countrys largest Harland and called for the internment of all known IRA leaders Men of Belfasls sprawling sliipyards tied up traffic and drew crowds of onlookers on their FROM BOTH RELIGIONS Spokesmen said the marchers were both Roman Catholics and who often have clashed in the last two The murders have been con demned by every secjon of re sponsible opinion in Northern where the street war fare between Republican terror ists and British troops sprang out of a campaign by minority Roman Catholics for equal vot housing and working SEARINGHOT FLAMES ROASTED THE ARENA FOR MORE THAN FOUR HOURS by Walter Kcrbor Found guilty of Laporte murder iven life sentence search PARIS Renter Police launched an intensive search todaj for the kidnappers of 21yearold Elisabeth released unharmed Friday night after her oil executive father had paid a psychology returned in a In her apart monl and tnld reporters fit bad never rorn the kidnappers 1 had my ryes absolutely all the she sixth of the nine children of Jean Chen head of British Petroleums French was snatched Monday night as she returned home from choir She said ho was overpowered as she parked her car in the underground car park of her highrisc apart ment A blanket was thrown over her liead and she was driven MONTREAL CP Paul Rase was sentenced to life im prisonment today after being found guilty by a Court of Queens Bench jury of the non capital murder of Pierre La Arlisl dies NY APt Rockwell as nflon doninod for Ins as id mired for his rlipd todaj in this northern New York He was The outspoken artist had been in failing health for some Kent was something of a mod prnday Renaissance with accomplishments in lithogra architec explonng and the breeding of as well as Ins The which began delib erations briefly entered its verdict soon after resump tion of court proceedings mnding up the sevenweek trial of bo 27y e a r o 1 d former teacher Rose is the first of four per sons to be tried in the kidnap ping of the Quebec labor minis ter last 10 and his strangu lation death a week Thf sovon vook rial itisl con Hudcd dealt with tinnnnrapi tal murder charge The other Pauls Fran cis and Bernard to face trial on similar charges at a later Rose took the verdict as though he expected As he left Ihe courtroom be tween two policemen his parting comments were Vive Ic Quebec rive le peuple nous vain crons When Ihe 12man jury filed into Court of Queens Bfnch shortly aflcr 10 a m Justice Marcel Nichols asked Are jou ready to continue our deliberations The jury foreman said We have reached a Tho decision came after tin foreman ndai had akod that rlohbcrat inns ho postponed until toflav jurnis worp too tired lo recniest came after the jury met for 25 minutes In translation Roses com ments m Englmn were Long live free long live the Qiiclioc we shall win would become eligible for parole after serving 10 years of his life Additional fire coverage pages 16 The department called out all offshift Six pumper units poured thousands of gal lons of water on the fire and sprayed adjacent buildings to keep them from bursting into The arena 25 huilt in 1922 at a cost of Originally it had natural Artifical ice was installed in A major renovation costing was given the building in Plans called for to be spent on the arena in for concrete bleachers and dressing room HOCKEY HOME The arena was home for several hockey clubs over the including the Leth bndge Maple Leafs of the late 1930s and the world champion Maple Leafs of the Lethbridge Native Sons ju nior club and in recent the Sugar Thousands of youngsters used the arena through the years for minor Ice stage shows and carnivals have also been held The arenas seating capacity was about No official word lias been given regarding possible re placement of the or cost of Bill city parks and recrea tion director said Saturday some announcement will likely be made early next Its the fourth Alberta rink to burn in the past few Ta Medicine Hat and Drum heller lost arenas by All throe locations have new with the latest opened in Medicine Hat last It seats Premier Meir suggests joint peacekeeping force By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Premier Golda Meir of Israel has suggested a joint Israeli Egyptian peacekeeping force to keep the Sinai demilitarized and reduce the possibility of armed attack on either country from the peninsula separating Such a force would have to in clude Meir told the London Times in an inter view published But she Agreement in dockyard dispute near OTTAWA CP Tentative tjjeement has been reached on a oOmonth contract for federal government dockyard workers in Halifax and the treasury board announced The agreement would cover some workers in both cit ies Final acceptance of the terms is subject to ratification by members of the federal govern ment dockyard trade and labor A special ratification meeting is scheduled for Halifax Sunday afternoon at the Stadacona drill A similar Sunday meeting is being arranged at said the Egyptians would be On Israels peacetime bor Meir said that Israel must retain Sharm el which controls the Strait of Tiran at the entrance to the Gulf of Israel also would keep the Golan Heights of Syria and all of she She said Israel does not want Egypt to return to the Gaza Strip and does not want a sepa rate Palestinian state on the Is raelioccupied west bank of the Jordan The Soviet Union accused Is rael of greed in its border de mands and of piling up one ob after another on the road to Tne denounced in an unsigned editorial what it called Israels appetite for Arab territories occupied in the 1967 Seen and heard Arctic oil pipeline inevitable OTTAWA CCP Northern Development Minister Jean Chretien told the Commons Fri day an Arctic pipeline is i table and that he will meet oil company within two weets to lay down the condi tions by which the line could be bnilf through the Mackenzie He and Energy Minister Greene will meet the presidents of the seven firms developing oil resencs on Alaskas north slope at Pmdhos The Mackenzie Valley pipe iine is the only alternative to the transAlaska which would supply giant supertankers running from down the British Columbia coast to refineries in About town T ETHERIDGE Commtin ity College President C art proudly displaying pictures of his new family to University of Leth bridge President Sam an animal farm full of new animals Shirley Wilson enthusiastical ly working on a new antipol lution project a takeout near the Lethbridge Arena doing landslide busi ness during last evenings Bill lo reduce legal age giveji first reading EDMONTON CP The legislature first reading Friday to a bill which would reduce The legal age of major ity to 18 from It provides that anv Albor lan reaching the ago of in ran Ane in am onlnle gal marrv without parental consume li quor and generally assume the responsibilities now given to persons 21 or AttorneyGeneral Edaar Gcr hart said most of HOT bill would come ino effect the current session of the legislature Ici lions in entering into contracts likely would become law about July ;