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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Hont'oy, March 19, 1973 50 iiiiiiers killed in blast NEW DELHI (Renter) About 50 miners arc feared dead in n series of underground explosions at a colliery in Ihe north Indian stale of Bihar, the Tress Trust of India reported today. Rescue workers hod recov- ered 10 bodies and six miners 1 were being treated for burns in 1 liospilal. The explosions occurred Sun- day night in the Jilpore colliery of the slate-owned Indian Iron and Steel Co. Officials in the town of Dhantad about 12 miles away said rescue operations had to be suspended today foi fear of (urlher explosions, Indians end sit-in SASKATOON week- long occupation of the Indian- Metis Friendship Centre ended Sunday niglit, with members of the Saskatchewan native youth movement apparently winning major concessions. The board of directors for the ing tour treaty Indians and foui Metis, to operate the centre un til a new board of director; can be elected. The centre had been oeci pied since last Sunday nigh when 50 Indian and Metis be- gan the sit-in, calling for an ii ing It we will have de- friendship centre agreed I: vestigation into the up a steering committee con-1 constitution and staff sisting of nine people, includ-1 methods. Gunderson reams trustees EDMONTON CCP) School trustees may become "as ex- tinct as the dodo bird" it they can't set objectives for their school systems, says Calgary school trustee Harald Guntler- son. "If we don't figure out what we're doing and v.'hy we're do- [lousing debate in final stage centre hirin served everything we Gunderson said at an Alberta Schcol Trustees Association ad- ministration seminar here. "I doubt tho public will be willing to give more money for schoo's unless we set assess- able objectives." Workers committee formed persons 1L PHNOM PENH (AP) The guards' compound nearby, raiz- Cambodian pilot who bamlied ing more than 100 closely- President Lon Nol's palace, kill- packed Cattle taller Three Gang Ranch cowboys hold up the skin of a 34 year-old grizzly bear ranch manager Irvine Sidwell says may have killed up lo worth of cattle. Cortlro- versy has been swirling about practices at the Caribco Chilcotin, B.C., ranch which has been accused of needless slaughter of bears. _______________ Union., railways shacks. Searchers it least 35 persons hut not EDMONTON (CP) An 11- membcr committee of non-pro- fessional recreation workers end of November. A workshop attended by uni I delegates heard Lisle Thomp- was established Sunday to supervisor of recreation lermine whether the" Alberta leadership for the Alberta de- Recreation and Parks Associa- tion is a suitable vehicle for them to voice opinions about recreation. The committee is to make recommendations before the partment o! youth, culture and recreation, charge that the ARPA is dominated by profes- sionals. "Up to now, lay people ha- ven't had an opportunity to be she said. Professors join CUPE BATHURST, N.B. (CP) Professors at Bathurst College have become the first in Can- ada to join a union, it was an- nounced here during the week- end by representatives of the Canadian Union of Public Em- ployees Victor Raiche, recording sec- covered 3G bodies, and more than 50 persons were injured. Nol barred foreigners leaving the country, ill newspapers except jrnmeut's and slrcnglh- wl the watch on members of royal family. I.on from rotary of CUPE Local 1511, said Sunday that 45 members of the academic staff have joined the union which has been certified as ttieir bargaining agent. The college, with a full-time enrolment of 360 and 700 exten- sion students, is affiliated with the University of Moncton. 'Arms How continues WASHINGTON (AP) United States intelligence sources report that military eqinpmi ent has continued to flow from North Vietnam since Pres- ident Nixon warned Hanoi to slop infiltrating South Viclnam. "It's still going one Political future discussed source said. He indicated Sun- day there has been no measur- able slowdown of such move- ments in tha wake of Nixon's statement last Thursday that the North Vietnamese "should net lightly disregard" U.S. ex- ivessions of concern. ing at the president, apparently caped lo Communist territory. The Cambodian air force T-2R fighter lhat Capt. So Po'ra used closed al in Use assassination attempt i the goycr last seen over Kom pong Ciiam province, northeast of Phnom Penh. He was believed lo have landed al an air strip in Ihe two-thirds oE Cambndia controlled by the Khmer Rouge, the country's Communist movement, and their North Vietnamese allies. Pclra reported to be the lover of Princess Norcdom Bolum Bopba, daughfer of Ihe chief of state deposed by Lon liOlUJJlHllOll Nol, Prince Norodom Sihanouk. Hut some U.S. souces suggested lhat Poti'a was angry because he had failed flight training. Lon No! in a broadcast said that the assassination attempt was part of a Communist plot to overthrow his government. Pclra's bombs missed Ihe Parly leader Werner Schmidt presidential palace but hit the i decides not to enler the race. llr. who does not have a seat in the legislature, has not decided if he will run. The seat became vacant alter the death of Telephones Min- ister Len Wcrry last month. Mr. Simpson lost the Ulill V CAUiARY (CP) A Calgar j alderman, Rev. Bob Simpso snid Saturday be may seek til i SD2i.il Credit nomination for the j Calgary-Foothills provincial by- 1 election but onlv if Social Credit By JEAN-GUY CAHBIEK OTTAWA (CP) The much- iscussed and long-awaited bill o increase old age pensions lo 100 a month from finally hould be passed in the Com- mons this week. But the first item of business oday will be .conclusion of de- iate on amendments to the Na ional Housing Act introduced in January by Urban Affairs Min- ster Ron Basford. They were >rought back before the House Thursday and Friday. The amendments are de- signed to promote- community planning and research into iiousing development, help low- income individuals buy homes, fight increasing land prices and aid restoration and preservation of old residential areas, the minister says. The bill is expected to pass second reading today and be re- ferred to committee for sludy. There is a chance the old age pension bill will be brought out of committee for final reading late today. However, Social Credit mem- bers have been adamant in their intention to field several speakers on the bill and the may be a further lay in passage. Leaders of the other two op- Friday to ex- generally accepted as an expert n parliamentary procedure, says the Social Credit amend- ments are invalid. II the two pension bills arc not passed today they will have to wait till Wednesday, since Tuesday is an opposition debat- ing day. These are days set aside for discussion of any question raised by one of the opposition parties. Tuesday belongs to the Progressive Conservatives. They will likely" introduce a motion to precipitate a dis- cussion designed to embarass the Liberal government. seek conciliation Power failure cripples capital EDMONTON (CP) St. Pat- rick's Day green may have been in vogue throughsut the rest of the country Saturday, but it was black in the Alberta PAR1S (Renter) The Viet Cong's Provisional Revolution- ary Government (PRO) began full-scale negotiations today vilh representatives of the Sai- gan administration on the politi- cal future of South Vietnam. Both sides said on entering the conference building that their task will be difficult. The Paris Vieinam peace agreement signed Jan. 27 pro- vided for the negotiations aimed at the creation of a nalional council for reconciliation and concord within 90 days. OTTAWA (CP) The fed- eral labor department is raiting for formal application ;rom unions and management before moving to establish a concilation board in the na- tional railway bargaining dis- pute. Bargaining between CP Hail and Canadian National and their non-operating employees broke down Saturday with both sides saying they would seek conciliation. But Sunday nighl P. Kelly, head of industrial relations for the department, said no formal application had yet been received. Mr. Kelly and Art; Gibbon had been acting as mcd-1 iators. Dick Smith chief bargainer for the Af.-ociated Non-Operat- ing Employees, said Saturday in Montreal that wages and job security were the main stum- bling blocks. Pensions bad heen tentatively settled. The unions seek a 17.per cent increase over two years, improved pensions and fringe iloyces include clerical slaff, ruck drivers, telegraphers signalmen and sleeping car por- Nuns feud Disry of Lieut. Col. G. A. French, Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1874. MONDAY, AUGUST 10: The feed being poor resolved to nu.sn on a lew miles for better feed if possible. Engaged in taking angles about th; southern end of the Lake lo determine roughly its position. It is altogether larger than the one shown on Pallisers map, and over 20 more east. Marched in afternoon to another bsy of Lake, about G miles west, feed a little better. The saiine water and bad feed is telling severely en the horses. Purpose moving tomorrow to Old Wives Creek. About W miles off, met MacLeod with Ibs. of pemmican and dried meat from Wood Maintain. wonW you like to be able to follow the N.W.M.P. march west with the help of a map? Our students arc just com- pleting a map which shows each night's ns well as points of inlerest in the diary. Send 2.3c to N.W.M.P. Project, Hamilton Junior High, I-ethbridge. capital when an explosion and fire hit an electrical substa- tion. Power was cut to all areas of Ihe city when Ihe Wast hit at a'.tn. MST as energy was being transferred to a new transformer at the Hardisty sub- station in the city's cast cad. The blast caused a chain rcac-1 icri which, blew cut transrorm- crs at tho downtown station. Thfre were no injuries at the power stations. Traffic lights became inoper- ative and .several elsvavors were stalled between floors. In additon, because of the lack of power, several areas were with- out water or had reduced pres- sure when city pumps were af- fecfcd. Trolley buses stalled, stoves remained closed and burglar alarms in sorno. businesses were activated. However, the major hospitals aiMomaficaliy revc-rtcd lo emergency power supplies. North Hill seat in the last pro- vincial election to Conservative P.oy Farran by 56 votes. Meanwhile David D. Grier announced be will seek the Pro- gressive Conservative Party nomination. A director of the Calgary North Federal Progressive Con- j Ecrvativo Association, the 31- year-f'Ul Calgary lawyer is the second person to announce his candidacy for the seat under the Tory banner. Alderman Tom Priddle was the first to seek (he Conserva- tive Party ncmination. No date has been set tor a bye lection. benefits. The railways are fering 10 per cent wage increas- es for a two-year contract plus raihvay cm- other benefits. Non-operating NDP to quit provincial elections Deaths Ey THE CANADIAN PRESS T o r o n I George field, Kotarian who brought the Metropolitan Opera to To- ronto for JO years in tile 1950s f.r.d iSGOs to-help raise money for disabled children. Gordon B QUEBEC (CP) The Quebec wing of the New Democratic Party has decided not to enter provincial elections but to con- test municipal f.iid school hoard elections for the first time. The decision was made at the Quebec wing's semi-annual con- vention this weekend where delegates voted to let members participate in other political parties at the provincial level. Charles Taylor, a former parly president End a priory into camps VICTORIA (CP) Thre nuns continued Ihoir occur Sunday in a dispute that ha divided St. Mary's Priory inl two feuding camps. On T'arnxlay Agnes Eaton, Sister Mary seplu'ne r.nd Sls.er who all have lived in the Pr ory 25 years or more, we formed the building was i longer a religious house that their belongings would b packed and delivered whcrevi they wanted. A security guai was placed at the front door. The three, who had been 01 managed to return to the rooms via a back window. Lawyer Hugh McMillan, ca ed by the nuns, said the d pute coukl be considered a foi of- "domestic altercation. Tt upstairs people are trying oust the downstairs people." A dispute over control of the Priory hss been in progress for about nine years. Father John McNamara. wto kicked in a door to free the nurs who were locked in trie kitchen Saturday, described tho situation now as a sort of "Vic- torian Wounded Knee." There has been a hislorv of dissent within the Priory, which includes a Saw suU challenging the legality of Ihe election of Sister Lconette Hoesing as Mother Superior. isition parties said ey were agreable editing passage of the pension gislation. This includes a bill effect an increase in War eterans' allowances. 'ANT AMENDMENTS The Socreds have proposed mendments which would in- rcase the pensions about ml make them available to Ca- adians at age 60. The party is intent on dts ussing the amendments thor uglily. The New House leader, Stanley Knowles, CP Rail workers to loin TECU TRAIL, B.C. (CP) Employ- es of CP Rail here voted to oin an all-Canadian union, the Employees Ca- Union TECU; founded in 1971 in London, Ont. The 62 CP Rail workers are low represented by the United TransportaliKi Union, which las about .members across Canada. Mark Parkins, a TECU or- anizer from Fruitvale, B.C., said 20 of the 62 CPR workers here attended a meeting Satur- day and all joined his union. He said the TECU must sign up workers at all rail terminals across Canada bet'ore it can seek certification as bargaining agent from the federal labor re- lations board. Jlr. Parkins said that to date about CP Hail and Cana- dian National Hallways employ- ees, at 21 terminals across Can- ada, have joined tho TECU. Weather and road report SL'NIUSF, TUESDAY SUNSET II L Pre I.ctlibridge Pincher Creek Medicine Hal Edmonton Grande Prairie Bunff Victoria...... Penticton...... Prince George Vancouver Saskatoon Regina Winnipeg Toronto OUawa Montreal St. John's Halifax Fredericton Chicago New York Miami Los Angeles Las Vegas Phcenix Homo....... Paris........ 42 47 33 13 34 48 42 42 49 49 34 37 36 23 30 37 38 43 40 46 43 30 74 62 64 70 57 46 23 31 21 4 25 40 39 33 41 39 21 18 23 25 28 32 28 32 30 28 29 33 56 47 44 48 34 41 London Berlin...... Amsterdam Moscow Stockholm FORECAST: Lethhridge Calgary 55 46 37 43 37 32 39 Medicine Hal- Today: Cluudy periods. Brisk west winds in the foothills. Highs 45 50. Lows 25 30. Tuesday: Suuny. Higlis 45 50. Columbia and Tuesday: Cloudy with a few snowflurries at times mix- ed with rain. Highs both days ,n the low 40s. Lows tonight in (he mid 20's. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Fair today. Increasing cloudi- ness Tuesday with scattered showers over southwest moun- tains. Warmer both days. Highs today mostly 50 to 60. Lows tonight ZOs except 80s east slopes. Highs Tuesday 55 to 65 except 45 to 55 extreme southwest. West of Continental Divide Scattered showers Ibis afler- noon through Tuesday. Highs 45 to 55. laws. 25 to 35. Free dented care an VICTORIA (CP) Free pre- Ivenlativc denial care lor eliil- C7, a Liljeral appointed to] free to join other parties be- thc Senate on May 2, 1950. We offer our CONGRATULATIONS To the Siudenls of Hamilton Junior High on the retracing of this trek of Iho KW.M.P. SOCIALIZING IN THE FITTING OF EYE DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTIONS Sunglasses Children's Frames rV.srjnirers Repairs Reasonable Prices For sleeping, entertaining MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE fVi COLLEGE MAll PHONE 328-1525 cause of alliances they may have lo make in entering mu- niclpnl politics. 1 Hen ri 1-Yancois Gautrin, newly-elected presidenl of the Quebec said a king of "fascist" government exisls at the municipal level in some places in Quebec anrl the parly wanls lo "try and offer a social- ist alternative.' Mr. Gaulrin said the decision lo let members participate in other provincial parties "ob- viously" does not mean t b c the first step in implementing provincial denticsre, Health Minister Dennis Cocke has dis- closed. The minister said Ihe plan for children could begin lo be put into operation within a mai- ler of months although full denticare will not begin for some lime. He made the comment in a CTV program 'Capital Com- ment' aired Sunday night. Expected to cost about million in the first year, Ihe in- itial stage of denticaro will likely include regular denial chefk ups, X-rays where nco i', cleaning and polishing. Quebec NDP can support tha I (lcinics are soparatist Parti Quebccois in peeled to be set up, especially provincial elections. i in rural areas. CROWN 400 Dependable Rugged Tough. Picks rocks to 44" in size. CROWN ROTARY Picks rocks 2" fo 14" in size. Requires 40 h.p. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR A GROUP OF HAPPY PEOPLE who love God and ons onolher? who follow the Bibte 01 their ONIY creed? who will treat at on equal? who bind nothing but who! CHRIST HIMSEtF haj bound? who arc FREE from FiUMAN religious restrictions? ft wiio practice what they preach? Then ?ome io UTHBRIDGE SPORTS CENTRE, 11 111 St. and 51 h Ave. S. Room No. 1, p.m., TUESDAY, MARCH 20 YOU ARE WELCOME NO OBLIGATION We ore o Bible.believing ncn denominational yroup of tree indlvidua i Chr OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY rOUBTESY OF AAIA All highways In tho I.elh-i bridge area are in good condi- tion. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff is in good winter driving condi- tion. Banff to Revelstokc has some slippery sections bnl mainly hsre. Banff-Radium and Banff-Jas- per highways are in goad win- ter driving condition. A 75 per cent loading rcslric- lion has heen placed on High- way G] from the east junction of Highway 30 to Foremost ami I mi'e south of Foremost lo Manyberries. Also effeclive March 17, 7 a.m. a 75 per cent road ban will ho placed on secondary Ilifrh'.vay C7fl from Foremost to 10 miles north of Foremost. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutts M hours; Camay y a.m. to G p.m.; Del Bonila 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; I liooscvillc, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgfitc, B.C.; 24 hours; Porthill Rykcrts 8 a.m to midnight; Chief Mountain closed; Wildborse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;