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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THI LETHSRIDCE HERAID Monday, March 23, 1970 Canadian Embassy Fire Suspect Suicide Victim VIENNA (CP) Co'jiun Lo- soncz.v. Hungarian-born Cana- dian suspected tf setting (ire to UK Canadian embassy last year MONTREAL (CP) No re- lief was in sight today for Mon- treal's snarled postal station QS drivers for G. Lapalme Inc. continued their slowdown which began Feb. 3. Postmaster Hedor Cormier gaid drivers loaded 35 trucks at the main downtown post office then walked off their jobs. "The mail is not moving, just as It has no; been for the last Mr. Cormier said. The S5 trucks were to deliver the mail to the city's sub-sta- tions and today's disruptions would mean a 24-hour delay ii deliveries. The postmaster said the mail was to be reloaded into other trucks and delivered later to its destinations by alternate drivers. HOLDS TALKS Meanwhile, federal mediator with tlie loss of two lives, himself overnight with a commuted suicide, Austrian po- waistbaixl tied to a window bar in his solitary confinement cell in the Vienna" courthouse. admitted to police that lie started the fire in the embassy Aug. 26, 1969, by throwing gasoline-filled bottles against the wall of the library. Two Austrian employees of the embassy were killed and 23 other persons, including one Ca- nadian, were injured ia the fire which destroyed the inside of the embassy. Police said throughout ques- tioning prior to his being re- manded in custody Losonczy ap- peared to be insane and to be acting out a haired against Can- ada and Austria. He was arrested shortly after fire and since then has been held ia the Vier-na courlhouse pending trial and transfer to a mental institution. In a letter sent to newspapers at the time of the attack Loson- czy, who lived in Montreal for a tuv-e, said: "There must be no doubt that Uiis suicide attack is a calcu- Inled act, prepared in advance, the desperate act of a crushcl man who would rather die tlan accept a life imposed urea liini by a foreign slate." OK A SLAVE1 "What happened was the act of a slave who rebelled and later was sentenced to death by a tyrant, an arrogant, capitalist, oppressing and exploiting state: glorious Canada, the. champion of modern slavery." Canadian records show the Hungarian arrived in Canada at Halifax in 1951 and became a naturalized Canadian in May, 15C7. He turned up in Austria later that year and sought financial support from the embassy. He was deported by Austria to Can- ada after he trial without suc- cess to gain admittance to Hun- gary- Is Canada, he went to Mo> real, where his former land- ady said he lived alone and was unemployed until his depar- ture in Under Austrian law a formal charge reed not be filed against Nixon's Choice Of New Judge Still Questioned POSTAL FIRE -A postal employee views some of Ihe pieces of mail thai were a'omoged following a imafl fire on the fourth floor early Sunday of the main post office in Monlreal. 'No Relief In Sight In Postal Dispute a-r A V; 5 ,V. LEGS, LEGS, 1EGS, Taking lo the streets of New York over the weekend in be- half of iheir cause, this group of mini-skirled girls decryino the lowering of hemlines formed a picket line in front of the Plaia Hotel. The girls are members of group editing itself GAMS (Girls Against More They said the new longer skirts are uncomfor- table and unflattering. HAIE r 1 OPTiCAl j COMPANY no St. S, Dispensing Optician 327-7152 Peaceful Solution Is Sought To End Viet Cong Occupation WASHINGTON (KeutersJ For the second time in four months, President Nixon today faced rising Senate opposition to Armed Forces Dental Services Head Named OTTAWA (CP) Col. G. C, Evans, 51, of Warner, Alia., commanding officer of the armed forces dental unit in Ed- monton, has been appointee director-general of dental serv- ices for the Canadian Arme 15. He succeeds Brig.-Gcn. B. P Kearney, 55, of Gait, who is re- tiring after 30 years in the serv ice Col. Evans enlisted in the army in 1W3 while a dental stu dent ot the University of Al berta, Edmonton. Carl Gcldenbcrg continued ef- orts to patch up a peace during he weekend as he met with of- icials of the drivers' union and >ost office. Drivers for G. lapalme ore worried about loss of seniority and jobs when the firm's esclu sive contract to truck mail in :he Montreal area expires at the end of this month. A small fire Sunday damaged up to 30.000 pieces of mail in the main post office. Police said the fire was most likely due to em- ployee negligence, and r.ot set j intentionally. j A spokesman for the arsoa squad suggested that someone may have thrown away a ciga- rette which started the blaze. Smoking is bajir.ed on the fourth floor, site of the fire. Many of the items affected by the fire were advertising circu- lars, all destined for Quebec province addresses. Post office officials quickly doused the with a safety hose and, during the nest two or j three days, the mail will he i dried out, placed in new enve- I lopes and tent out. a suspect until shortly before he is brought to trial. An investi- gating magistrate has the right to impose pre-trial custody. in custody Losonczy was put under psychiatric ob- servation. Praying Persons Killed University of Lethbridge CONCERT SERIES 1969-1970 Season THOMAS ROISTON LUCIEN NEEDHAM YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 P.M. Tickets available cl Leislcr't Music end Ihe University General Office. Admission: AcMls 2.00 Sludenlj 50t SAIGON (AP) A lerroris p-enade disrupted a Buddhis )ray-for-peace meeting Sunda light, killing 17 women and chi dren and wourirling 20 oilier peo- r> 1 e, government spokesmen said today. The grenade exploded in the midst of a crowd of nearly MO persons praying in a courtyard at Hoc Mon, a district tara seven miles northwest of Sai- gon. South Vietnamese military spokesmen said the terrorist uho threw the grenade was be- lieved to have boen a woman who escaped in the confusion. The casualties at Hoc lion weie ths worst in a recent wave of terra ist bombings, primarily centred in Saigon. There have txxm half a dozen such incidents in Ihe city in the last eight days. The bombings and grenad- ines, which until Sunday had been largely ineffectual, came about two weeks after official U.S. sources predicted stepped- up (error attacks in the Saigon PiLNOM PENH (AP) The Cambodian government today called for an "end through peaceful means" to the occupa- tion ot Cambodian soil by Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops. Cambodia also called for the return of tlie International Con- trol Commission, made up of Canada, India and Polard, which curtailed its work be- cause of lack of funds. Gen. Lon Nol, the conserva' vc premier and1 defence minis- cr, said in a statement the eaders who ousted Prince No- odom Sihanouk last week voald try "through political ar ip'.omatlc means" to get (he Communist Vietnamese to "rec- ognize Cambodia's neutrality." But no mention was made of using Cambodia's armed forces against the esti- mated battle-hardened Vorlh Vietnamese and Viet ha.sed along Cambodia's side of the border with Eoulh Vietnam. DEPOSED LAST WEEK Sihanouk, Cambodia's niler since was deposed by Lon Nol and Deputy Premier Sirik Malak last Wednesday after a week of public demonstrations against Ihe presence of the Communist troops. Lon N'ol's been sent to Britain and Russia. Canada had decided last year lo withdraw its group from Cambodia on the basis that the commission was unable effectively to carry out the work it was set up to do. However, Prince Sihanouk invited the commission to leave and all three and withdrew their observers at the end of the year. Technically the commission has just adjourned, but no date was set for s resumption of its duties. The Ottawa spokesman said Canada would insist on clearly defined teilns of reference before reluming. Inf ormation Censored On Effects Of choice for a new United tales Supreme Court juslicc. Amid charges lhat 50-year-old j. Harrold Carswell is anti-Ne- ro in liis basic attitudes and iiedlocre in Ms legal record, rany senators appear to be laving second thoughts about Iteir initial inclination lo he nominee the benefit of tha duibl. Senator Edward Kennedy Dem. Mass.) charged Friday .hat Carswell was guilty of civil disobedience in actions as a .ower court judge. Kennedy, assistant Demo- cratic Senate leader, based his civil disobedience charge on tes- timony by civil rights lawyers lhat Carswell was hostile and unfair to them personally and to their cause wlu'le sitting as a federal judge in northern Flor- ida. However, the consensus among Ihose watching and counting the key bloc of uncom- mitted senators was that Car- swell will squeeze through. Four montlis ago, on Nov. 21, Ihe Senate voted 55 to 45 against the nomination of Haynsworth, also a Southern lower court judge. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 42 Don't miss this eye-opening special on a behind-the-scenes look in the lives of true-to-life Telephone Operators! "OPERATOR" government had given the in truders an ultimatum lo quit thi country but it was ignored, am Sihanouk was in Moscow askini the. Russians to put pressure on Hanoi to remove its troops. As part of the new regime': campaign to get the North Viet namese and Viet Cong out, For cign Minister Yem Sambau said he would meet this wee with the British and Soviet am bassadors to ask for the return of the International Contro Commission set up by the 195 Geneva agreement which enrje the FrencMndochina war. Tlie ICC was asked to leav late last year on the ground tha Cambodia couM no longer a ford to pay its share of the com mission's operating costs, CANADA'S STAND In Ottawa, a spokesman f al government biologist. Mr. MacDonald, Calgary re- of the text by the II of C biol- ogy club. Provincial government offi- cials were "concerned" over newspaper stories from the meeting, he said. ABOVE 10. fin i ZKRO .NOON SUMtlSE TUESDAY SUNSET J.ethhridge ........49 25 Pincher Creek 47 39 Medicine Hat 50 32 Calgary......... 49 28 .01 Coronation 37 23 .01 Edmonton.......42 24 .01 Kamloops....... 57 42 Penticton 55 40 .01 Cranbrook 43 35 Prince Rupert .44 36 .66 Vancouver 50 46 .02 Victoria .........56 47 29 21 35 22 .02 28 -1 37 22 41 31 .39 ona! biologist with the Depart- At tlie February meeting, Mr. cnt of Fish and Wildlife, re- MacDonald was reported to say used to say what was being gallons of inadequale- elctcd or who was doing the iy treated sewage from Cal- ulling. He told a t the University Rcgina K-askatcon Winnipeg Thur-dcr Bay Ottawa...... Toronto..... Montreal ary was being dumped inlo n Bow River every day and esulted in fish dying rtavn- tream from a lack of oxygon. Asked by a member of the audience whether his job was in copardy if the speech was lublislied in full, Mr. MacDon- ald replied: "I'd rather not say." Later, in an interview, he said Ihe censored items were [act, nol personal opinion. "It is the old question of the civil servant in relation to so- ciely. I find myself being torn between my professional re- sponsibilities and the responsi- bility lo the provincial govern- mont as a civic servant." Chicago......... 47 29 Angclc-s ......78 51 New York....... -S6 37 .CO SYNOPSIS Skies will clear Tuesday over 41 32 43 31 central and southern regions as cooler and ciiier air moves across the mountains. In the north colder air will move southward from the Northwest Territories to give these regions cloudy weather with light snow Tuesday. Tem- peratures generally in the 40 lo 50 degree range today will drop to 10 to 15 degrees Tuesday, FORECAST cloud- iness today. A few snowflur- rics overnight. Mostly sunny and cooler Tuesday. Winds SVY15 today shilling to W23 pusly In 40 tonight with occa- sional gusts to SO, Low-high .30-10. Medicine Snow- Hurries tonight. Mostly sunny and a little cooler Tuesday. Winds today NW20 and gusty Tuesday. Low-high 25-35. Cohiinbia-Koofonay Cloudy today with a few showers this afternoon, clearing this eve- ning. Sunny with n few cloudy intervals Tuesday. Winds S15. Low tonight and high Tuesday at Ci'anbrook 28-45. Castlegar 32-50. FOn.MEIl SENATOR DIES J. Wesley MamLaugh, tlie first Canadian senator to re- tire voluntarily, died in Vic- toria during the weekend at the age of 81. Born In Mclrin, Mich., he went to Al- berta at the age ol 17 and homestcaded near Bruce, 75 miles cast of Kclmonlon. He later moved to I-'ilinnnlon three years and led the North Kdmonton Liberal Associa- tion. In Bruce, ho was presi- dent of Ihe local section of Hip, Alherla Liberal Associa- tion and the Camrosc sec- tion ol the Federal Liberal Association. Hitch-Hiking Alta. Pair Attacked In Singapore SINGAPORE (AP) hitch-hiking couple from by running away from Ihe MARCH 24 P.M. CJUMV CHANNEl 1 E PRESENTED BY ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES University of Alberta, in Kd- mon'.on, were altai-ku! Sunday by three local youths. J. N. Knowlton. 27, police be his vote. Diow, and [v.n ether Eon- dthimim, 21, oi New York and Tony 2-1, arrt'Jxr Ca- nadian student, were attacked wilh bottles and chairs by three. Knowltsn uu'fvrtil bruises swl cuts on the arm, Ixxly and youths and lulling a passing po- lice car. "My wife and I have been here for the last week and arc enjoying even' minute of cur he said. "The people are most friendly and easy lo gel alrag with. Bui 1 regret thai this irxriclnnl has f.omcwlxil marred our dterv.ise perfect and lovely stay. I have nol en- countered cnything like this Tno couple are hitch-hiking around the world on a year's California Grape Sales Protested CALGARY (CP) A Canada Safeway focd store in east Calgary was picketed Saturday by 55 persons protesting the selling of California grapes. Art Ucbcrls, a spokesman for the Labor Council wliich org.nr.i7cd Ihe prolcsl, said the pickc's will continue for at least two months at sev- eral stores. Grape growers and pickers iii California have been in a wage dispute for more than a year. Several labor groups have hacked the pick ers by organizing rwjtotts ol California grapes. fi M. Knebel, zone manager for Safeway, said the stores do not plan to change their policy and feel they should not be- come involved in a labor dis- pute in anollicr country. Mr. Hobcrls said the pickets do not want to prevent people from cnlerir.g Ihe stores, but lo inform about the plight of the grape pickers. It's Here On Display Now The All New Toyota Hi-Lux Half-Ton Pickup Ihumh and his vifc was hit on vacation. the arm when she tried to inter- i Police said Ihe scuffle he- ver.e. None of liw others was twccn the couple and the local hint. youths occurred nfter an argu- ile eaid be (scaped {urtbw la- mant price ot drinks. Jolm Hunter, 96 Dies Al Morley MORLEY Hunl or, OITO of the oldest resi- dents of Hie Stony Indian Re- serve, died Saturday. Mr. Hur.ler hnd ranched it ths nrca moil of his life am was part of a large family which included many band of lidals. 2.20 Down 2.20 FREE MONTHS SUPPLY OF CAS FREE LICENSE PLATES TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE Al Central Farm Supplies Courts Highway Phono 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF ASIA All highways in the Lclh- milgc dislrict are reported hare and in good driving con- dition. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway Calgary lo Uanff is mostly bare and dry. The Banff- Golden highway received lib inches of snow. This road has been plowed and sanded and there arc slippery sections. Golden to Revelstoke received inches of snow. Plowing and sanding is in progress and there are slippery sections and motorists are advised to watch for fallen rock. The Banff-Ha- dium highway has 2 inches of snoiv. has been plowed and sanded and there are slippery sections. Banff-Jasper There Is inch of snow. Tlie high- way lias been plowed ard sand- ed. There ore slippery sections and (trifling snow. This road is closed from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily. Snow tires or chains are re- quired when travelling in any mountain area. PORTS Of EOTR7 (Opening and Qostng Ccutfs, 24 hours; Carway 0 a.m. fo 6 p.m. MST; Chief Mountain closed. Del Bonila 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; noosovilie, B.C. 9 a.m. lo t p.m.; Kingsgale, B.C., 24 hours; PorthiU-Rvkerfs I a.m. to midnight; Login fast, doted (or vtater, ;