Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
HIGH FORECAST SATURDAY 40. The LetUbridge Herald ? ? ? ? ? VOL. LXIV - No. 83 Doctor has recipe for healthy heart By PAT ROMANO BOSTON (Reuter) - World famous heart specialist Dr. Paul Dudley White, 84, who has resumed work only weeks after suffering a mild cardiac attack, gives this recipe for a healthy heart: "Keep active all through life, don't gain a pound in weight after 22- and don't smoke." Dr. White, who treated the late President Eisenhower, also stressed the importance of getting to hospital as quickly as possible after an attack, before the heart muscles suffer permanent damage. Dr. White, who lives in Boston, believes one of the main reasons why he recovered so quickly from his attack in December is that he telephoned for a doctor immediately and was in a hospital coronary care unit within an hour. He believes more attention should be focussed on fighting heart disease, rather than on transplants. "The big priority is to prevent the disease," he said. Despite his heart attack, Dr. White dispelled reports that he now must sharply curtail his physical activities. "J don't run 5? He commented: "I've been behaving probably a little better. I work eight hours a day in my office, instead of 10, and I don't run. I may ski . . . but, I'll ski very gently, this year." He still rides a bicycle. Too many people, he said, rely too heavily on motor cars, even when they have to go to the corner grocery store. He advocates more walking and suggests people park their cars farther away from their offices so they can walk more. "You've got to fit exercise into your daily life," he says. "Walk up the stairs, unless there are too many flights, instead of taking the elevator." Turning to cigarette smoking, Dr. White cautioned: "Tobacco is terrible. We know that it can cause cancer of the lungs." Noting that "the lung is part of the heart," Dr. White pointed out that smoking "also gives rise to carbon monoxide, and that displaces oxygen." "A person who already has a little heart disease needs all the. oxygen he can get." To be overweight, Dr. White said, does not help keep a human heart healthy Advising activity, keeping the weight down and no smoking, Dr. White added: "Then it doesn't matter how hard you work." "Hard work never, killed a healthy man." Police search for missing height trains LA SALLE, 111. (AP) - Government investigators sifted the records of a tiny Illinois railway and an even smaller mystery company today in an attempt to find out how more than $1 million worth of Penn Central freight cars disappeared. A U.S. attorney said the cars apparently were stolen. Joseph Cinotto, general manager of the La Salle and Bureau County Railroad-a freight-only line with a mere 15 miles of trackage-termed the disappearance "a terrible mistake." U.S. Attorney Louis Bechtle of Philadelphia reported Thursday that 277 Penn Central Railroad cars vanished since early 1970 after being diverted on to the La Salle tracks. He said the cars apparently were stolen in switching operations. "I really don't know what happened," said Cinotto. "I really can't say any more." Office employees of the little rail line in north-central Illinois said the cars supposedly were the property of a mystery company which painted on new identifying marks and leased them to other railways. FBI agents seized the records of the La Salle line and of Magna Earth Enterprises, Inc., which rented a one-room: office and some shop space from the railway. An FBI spokesman siad 27 cars with Penn Central markings painted over had been found in La Salle's yards. The Federal Task Force on Organized Crime has joined the investigation and a rail source said: "There is more there than meets the eye." Richard Spriggs of the task force refused to speculate on the possible implication of organized crime, but said "work will have to be done in other areas of the country" to determine whether similar situations exist elsewhere. Bechtle said a federal grand jury in Philadelphia, where the Penn Central has headquarters, would begin looking into the case Wednesday and would call in records from other firms. Bechtle did not identify the other companies. One of the sketchy elements is a firm known as Diversified Properties, mentioned in court documents filed when the FBI obtained search warrants to inspect the La Salle railroad premises. A Joseph C. Bonnano, not otherwise identified, was named as a director of Diversified in the court papers. An informant said mail.from Magna Earth frequently was sent to a Joseph C. Bonnano in an unnamed city in New Jersey. The general manager of Magna Earth, Anthony Crisafi, recently moved to the La Salle area from Paramus, N.J. His wife said he was in New Jersey "conferring with someone." There was no official explanation of how a freight car can disappear or be stolen. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1971 Calls for resignation PRICE NOT OVER W CENTS TWO SECTIONS - 28 PAGE3 Opposition MLA claims Henderson broke rules JAMES HENDERSON . . . information DR. HUGH HORNER . . . creates furore By RICHARD BRONSTEIN Special to The Herald EDMONTON - Dr. Hugh Horner (PC - Lac Ste. Anne) called Thursday for the resignation of Health Minister James Henderson for breach of his oath of office by disclosing .information from private government files on a northern Alberta trapper without the man's permission. The furore created in the legislature around Mr. Henderson's action was finally cooled by Premier Harry Strom, who conceded "the seriousness of the charges" and said he would make a statement today on the issue. Opposition Leader Peter Lougheed said using confidential information against an individual constitutes a "disgraceful effort to discredit a citizen." At issue was a report tabled in the house Tuesday which contained some medical and welfare information on Noel Workers hold one-day protest LONDON (Reuter) - More than one million British workers returned to work today after a one-day protest strike against government plans to reform industrial relations-and they will not be called out again. Wiiile manufacturing plaints, auto-factories and shipyards remained silent and unproductive Thursday, the Trades Union Congress, the governing body of British unionism, voted against political stoppages as a weapon against the Industrial Relations Bill. The turnout disappointed union leaders, who had talked in Walkout staged by teachers VANCOUVER (CP) - The teachers went on strike in British Columbia today and half a million school children got a one-day break from the classroom plus the springtime bonus of a long weekend. Schools remained open-theoretically-as the one-day walkout began but the teachers were the truants. The walkout, a province-wide first, was called by the B.C. Teachers' Federation to protest what it terms glaring inadequacies in the Social Credit government's pension plan for retired teachers. The federation's campaign called for local associations to hold rallies to debate regional issues and to solicit public support for the reasons behind the stoppage. Effectiveness of the walkout won't be known until the school day is finished. Varying plans of action were announced in advance by school trustees and by teachers. terms of two to three million strikers, and when the TUC decision was announced, leaders of the two largest striking unions-the Amalgamated Engineers and the Transport and General Workers-said they would > abandon strike action from now on. The unions also decided to continue their policy of non-cooperation and persuasion in the struggle against the Conservative party government's plans. Throughout the build up to Thursday's strike, Conservative leaders remained firm in their determination to see the bill through Parliament. In a speech in Sheffield, Prime Minister Edward Heath denied allegations that his bill was designed to "bludgeon the trade unions." He said union leaders should take another look at the bill and consider how they coud use it for their own benefit. "One man's strike call becomes another's redundancy notice," he said. Opposition Leader Harold Wilson also condemned the strike, reaffirming his Labor party's belief that it would do no good for the unions or for Britain. Seen and heard About town ^TWENTY university girls thwarting a male attempt to infiltrate their "for women only" meeting with libera-tionist Jeannie McGnire by moving into the women's locker at the U of L . . . Rhonda King requesting that an interview be short because "I got all talked out yesterday." . . . Debbie Pace asking to leave her job early to attend a wedding and Jake Kracmer wanting to know if it was hers. Blast rocks Ford company offices LONDON (AP) - An explosion rocked the Ford Motor Co.'s administrative offices on the outskirts of London early today and first reports said a group of terrorists calling themselves The Angry Brigade claimed responsibility. The blast occurred when the headquarters was virtually empty of personnel. A woman telephoned the Press Association, said she was a member of the Brigade and added: "We have just got Ford's and we will do the rest later." Whether this had any connection with the seven-week strike in Ford's 26 plants in Britain was unclear. Previous Brigade attacks were avowedly against "capitalist and government property." Scotland Yard's Special Branch for National Security believes the group consists of diehard anarchists at the top, surrounded by a bunch of normally harmless cranks. The explosion blew in the basement door and smashed windows. Nobody was hurt. The offices are 10 miles from the huge Ford Dagenham plant, plagued by labor unrest for years and now shut down by the strike, called to 'win higher wages that the men claim would give them parity with the scales of other big British automobile factories. It has cost Ford 91,000 vehicles and upwards of �70 million ($160 million), McKay, a 65-year-old resident of Fort Chipewyan. Mr. McKay asked the government Feb. 16 in a private citizen's petition, presented to the legislature by the PCs, to take action in overcoming some of the alleged adverse effects of the W. A. C. Bennett Dam in British Columbia, which Mr. McKay claimed was harming the trapping and fishing in the Athabasca Delta. In attempting to refute Mr. McKay's claims, the health minister had tabled information showing that since being in the Aberhart Sanitorium in 1966, the Fort Chip resident had received welfare assistance and had declared no income, during this period from trapping. HISTORIC RIGHT Mr. Lougheed argued that the petition, a rarely used parliamentary device, was a historic right of a citizen in presenting his case to the government. "To disclose a personal confidential welfare assistance statement of a petitioner without his consent is a discredit to the entire Social Credit cabinet and a threat to individual rights in Alberta," Mr. Lougheed charged. Mr. Henderson replied that the Tory leader had to take responsibility for his actions in the assembly and that the facts speak for themselves. Dr. Homer described as malicious and reprehensible the minister's disclosure of confidential welfare and medical files on an individual who had petitioned the government for assistance. "If the minister requires this kind of tactic to defend his government's policies, he has no right to sit in this house," he said. "If this thing happened in any other democracy or any other parliament ... the minister would have to resign." Mr. Lougheed, who raised the issue, said in a news conference later that he would be satisfied with an apology and a retraction by the health minister, NO APOLOGY Moments later, however, Mr. Henderson flatly stated he would not apologize, saying he had simply fulfilled his responsibility as health minister. "I have absolutely no hesitation in letting the legislature judge the propriety of Mr. Lougheed's actions and my actions," he said of a Tory motion to refer the matter to the standing committee on privileges and elections. Shortly after speaking to reporters, Mr. Henderson left to meet in private with Premier Strom. Mr. Henderson said he was quite prepared to stand behind his actions. He accused Mr. Lougheed of deliberately attempting to mislead the Hou?� with a petition that contained improper and impertinent information. FIRED UP-AND DOWN-FOR BETTER CONDITIONS-Uniformed firemen from all over France stage a sit-down In front of the finance ministry in Paris Thursday in a demonstration for better working conditions. No urgent need to replace public order law-Trudeau OTTAWA (CP) - The government may soon refer to the Commons justice committee the touchy.question of how to deal with future threats of organized violence. Both Prime Minister Trudeau and Justice Minister Turner indicated Thursday the government feels no urgent need for immediate legislation to replace the Public Order (Temporary Measures) Act, which lapses April 30. The public order law could be extended beyond April 30 but Prime Minister Trudeau said in an interview he doesn't anticipate disturbances in Quebec following the expiry date. He reiterated that the law could be repealed before April 30 if the Quebec government asked. It hasn't. In another interview, Mr. Turner said some parliamentary action will be initiated within the next two weeks but it Mexico Soviet expels envoys MEXICO CITY (Reuter) -Mexico has ordered the expulsion of five Soviet diplomats, including the charge d'affaires, and withdrawn its ambassador from Moscow in a move linked to the arrest of Soviet-educated Mexican revolutionaries. Charge d'Affaires Dmitri Dia-konov and four other Soviet diplomats were told to leave the country in the shortest possible time and Mexican Ambassador Carlos Xapata Vela was recalled "until further orders," the foreign ministry said Thursday night. The expulsion was an apparent retaliation for alleged S'oviet complicity in the training of young Mexicans in guerrilla and terrorist tactics in North Korea The arrest of 19 alleged guerrillas was announced here Monday. Many of them had been students at Moscow's Patrice Lumumba Friendship University for young people from developing countries. TRAINED IN KOREA Mexican authorities said some of them trained at a military camp near Pyongyang in North Korea and the Russians had allowed them to travel there across Soviet territory. The other four Russians ordered to leave are First Secretaries Boris Voskoboinikov and Boris Kolomyakow and Second Secretaries Oleg Nechiprenko and Alexander Bolshakov. wouldn't necessarily mean new legislation. It might be a motion to refer th* ^natter to the justice committee, which presumably would hold public hearings, then make recommendations to Parliament. MPs WILL GET LOOK Earlier, at a justice committee meeting, Mr. Turner promised members they would have ample opportunity to scrutinize whatever action is taken. Eldon WooUiams (Calgary North), the Conservative justice critic, said his party would fight any attempt to extend the public order law or replace it with new permanent legislation. Mr. Woolliams said Conservatives feel the Criminal Code is ample to deal with the kind of violence that occurred in Montreal last October. Emergency regulations were invoked under the War Measures Act Oct. 16 after terrorists kidnapped James Cross and Pierre Laporte and made a series of ransom demands and threats of further violence. The public order law came into effect Dec. 4 to supplant the War Measures Act regulations. Britain bolsters Wins nomination forces in Ulster BELFAST (CP) - The political future of Northern Ireland's prime minister, James Chichester-Clark, looked bleak today after his announcement of new moves against Irish Republican Army terrorism failed to satisfy his critics. Chichester-Clark told the Ulster Parliament at Stormont in Belfast Thursday that British, troop strength in the country would be raised by 1,300 soldiers to 9,600. This figure was far below the number demanded by right-wing members of the Parliament. Sources said the prime minister himself was bitterly disappointed with the support he had received from British leaders in Westminster and v/as on the brink of announcing his resignation. One cabinet minister was heard to remark after the premier's speech: "He will have to go," But a special cabinet meet- ing Thursday night urged CM-chester-Clark to stay in power. WARNS OF CIVIL WAR Labor Opposition Leader Gerry Fitt warned of civil war if he resigned. Rev. Ian Paisley, militant Protestant leader, demanded the prune minister's resignation. British government reluctance to bow to extreme Protestant demands for repression was seen by many observers as the explanation for the unexpectedly low troop reinforcements sanctioned. The spate of violence and terrorism which last week included the death of three young British soldiers has not been repeated in recent nights. The British army cordoned the entire city of Belfast today in a search for terrorist weapons. All vehicles entering or leaving the capital were checked and many of them searched. EDMONTON (CP) - Lawyer Saul Estrin of Edmonton was nominated by the Liberal party to contest Edmonton Glenora in the next provincial general election. He is the Liberals' fourth candidate. Jazz king hospitalized NEW YORK (Reuter) -Louis Armstrong, the gravel-voiced king of the jazz trumpet, was resting comfortably in Beth Israel Hospital here today under treatment for a "cardiac irregularity." The 70-year-old Satchmo was responding to treatment in the intensive care unit oft he hospital, where he was admitted Monday night, his doctor said. 'Colda on 1, Nixon on 2, Heath on 3, and an obscene on 4!' Medicine Hat man killed in car accident MEDICINE HAT - Louis Scherger, 74, of Medicine Hat was pronounced dead on arrival at Medicine Hat Municipal Hospital Thursday night following a single car accident one mile east of Medicine Hat on Highway 41 A. RCMP officials report the vehicle driven by Mr. Scherger left the highway and came to rest in a ditch. Both Mr. Scherger and his wife Mary, a passenger, were thrown from the vehicle. Mrs. Scherger is reported in satisfactory condition in Medicine Hat Municipal Hospital. C o r o n e r E. G. F. Skinner said no inquest would be held.