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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 28 - THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD - Wednesday, March 24, 1971 Ice island murder case legal angles argued WASHINGTON (CP) - Lawyers for the man charged in the so-called "ice island murder" say the United States has no jurisdiction over crimes committed on ice floes in international waters. In support, they bring up the matter of U.S. jurisdiction over islands covered wth bird droppings. Mario J. Escamilla, 33, of Santa Barbara, Calif., is accused in the July 16 murder of Bemie B. Lightsey, leader of a 19-man team of weatlier researchers on T-3, a floating ice island the U.S. has maintained as a weather station in the Arc- tic almost continuously since 1951. The government, in a memo last week to the district court in nearby Alexandria, Va., claimed that for legal purposes a manned iceberg is the same as a U.S'. ship and that the gov emment therefore has legal jurisdiction in the case. Congress, t h e government argues, has said U.S. courts have jurisdiction over crimes committed on U.S. vessels and aircraft that are in international waters or airways. The "tabular iceberg" should be regarded as a U.S. ship since it was occupied by a U.S. agency and flew the American flag. K there is to be equality of opportimity between men and women, much of the responsibility must fall on school teachers, says former federal cabinet minister Judy LaMarsh. T\Iiss LaMarsh told the teach-ers-ot'-the-young section of the Ontario Educational Association it is up to them to teach their pupils that "women are people too." The lack of equality of the sexes is rooted in early training, she told the teachers who deal with children aged five to seven. In school textbooks, she said, "hoys' roles are still shown to hi inventive, brave, and to protect." "A little girl though is stiU shown helping with the cooking, and sewing on buttons. "Men and women alike don't i really believe in equality." * � a Denis Lapalme, a 12-year-old hockey player who has both legs amputated below the knee, peaformed his first official function recently as the 1971 crippled children's Timmy. He sold Prime Minister Tru-deau $10 worth of Easter seals. Denis, who plays centre for a hockey team in his hometown of Timmins, Ont, on artificial limbs, is this year's representative of crippled youngsters in the annual Easter seal fund-raising campign. * * * Sir Hughe Knatclibull - Hug- cssen, the diplomat whose secrets were stolen in the Second World War Cicero spy case, died recently in England. He was 84. While Sir Hughe was British ambassador to Turkey, his Albanian valet extracted top-secret documents from the embassy safe and sold them to the Germans. Some accounts said the documents included detailed plans for the 1944 Allied invasion of northwest Europe, but JUDY LaMARSH , . . Women people too Court action held up in damage suit PEACE RIVER (CP) - A "certain development" has held \ip court action in the town's claim for damages against the British Columbia Power Authority, Town Solicitor E. A. Campbell said today. Mr. Campbell, speaking in an interview, would not specify what the development was but .said some action on the statement of claim may be expected by the end of the month. The town issued the statement cf claim for damages they charged were caused to its water system by low levels on the Peace River. The town said in its court action that the Jow levels were caused by the W. A. C. Bennett dam, upstream on the rivsr in British C^olumbia. The B.C. Power Authority had been given 45 days to answer the statement issued in Peace River on Jan. 22. Residents of Fort Chipewan, Alta., are also seeking damages from the authority, charging that the Bennett Dam reduced water levels 6ovm-stream to such an extent that their livelihood as hiwters and trappers in the Peace - Atha-h.'iKCa delta was harmed. Gold prices LO\DO.\ (API - Tuesday's! ckhing �o!'l prices m US. dol- i lars ;m ounce: ; London .'W.t/a I'aris 39.19 i'ranlifurt 33.97 ;^urirh "8.95 flong Kong 39.98 Bcu-ut .51,256 a kilo the Germans feared a hoax and made little use of them. The valet - Elyesa Bazna, code name Cicero -- died in Munich last December. * � � Clyde Shields, 51, of Seattle, the first man to stay alive by using a kidney dialysis machine, died in "hospital. Shields had used the artificial Iddney macWne for 11 yeai-s, He was taken to University Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home. � * * Allen Klein, former business manager of the Beatles, was fined $15,000 in New York for not filing income-tax reports for 10 employees. . Federal Judge Morris Lasker imposed the fine and gave Klein until April 15, the filing date for 1970 income - tax returns, to make the payment. Failure to pay by that time could result in a prison term. Hem was found guilty earlier this month of failure to report quarterly income - tax returns and social security contribu-t i o n s amounting to $8,000 between December, 1959, and June, 1962, when he was head of Allen Klein and Co.  * * Businessmen have to become actively involved in government to stave off threats to the incentive economic system, a former aide to Paul Hellyer, William Lec of Ottawa, president of Executive Consultants Ltd., told a meeting of the Canadian Club in Toronto that Canada is becoming a paternalistic society because of the inexorable expansion of government. Executive assistant to Mr. Hellyer M'hen he was minister of defence and minister-of transport, Mr. Lee noted that by the end of the certur/ government is expected to spend an amount equal to 50 per cent of the gross national product. He sar' Parliament is dominated by academics and lawyers. Busmessmen must begin to participate if they hope to preserve an in;;entive economy. GM calls in school buses PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - (Jeneral Motors Corp. has advised aljout 3,600 owners of light- and medium-duty 1971 school buses and trucks to return the vehicles to dealers for replacement of possible faulty brake .sy.stems. Spokesmen iov GM, GMC Truck and Coach and Chevrolet Motors Division said Monday that hydraulic brakes may go out on those buses and trucks with a single-brake system. In ^ehicles with dual brakes, a re-dviclion in braking ability would occur but the unaffected half of the system would continue to function, GM said. Dealers will inspect the vehicles for replacement of a fittmg which may permit leakage of brake fluid from the hydraulic brake system, GM said. But the defence, in a memo today, said that if Congress meant the law to include ice islands it would have said so specifically, as it did with islands covered with bird droppings. Some lawyers have suggested that the case could eventually go before the International Ctourt at The Hague or before some nation-possibly Canada -claiming that T-3's position is within its territorial waters. With regaird to U.S. jurisdiction, the defence memo cited an 1856 law which gives the president power to extend maritime law over islands containing guano. At that tune, the memo said, the country had a great need for guano-the excrement of seafowl-as fertilizer and Congress enacted legislation to encourage citizens to seek out deposits. In addition to providing monetary incentive, the law extended the protection of the criminal code to enterprises on guano islands. The defence argues that if Congress was careful enough to extend U.S. law to guano deposits it would have extended them to ice islands if it had wanted them to come under it. Escamilla is scheduled to go on trial May 5 but the judge has not yet set a date for a bearing on the jurisdictional question. REUXED AND TAIKATIVE-David Harris, 25, was reloxed and at ease at El Paso, Texas, International Airport as he and his wife, folk singer Joan Boez and their son, Gabriel, 16 months, walked to their fliht to California. Convicted of refusing to submit to induction, Harris was releosed on parole from Lo Tuna, Tex., Federal Correctional Institute. "Hell with it, sarge^ By HOLGER JENSEN ON HIGHWAY 9, South Viet nam (AP) - "Hell with it sarge, we don't want to go back there." But the United S'cates Army sergeant ignored his men becai^se he knew they would go back. And they did. Tired, scared, covered in grime, tliey grimly boarded a tank, two armored personnel carriers and two "dusters"-vehicles armed with converted Second World War anti-aircraft guns-and headed west along Highway 9 toward th� Laotian border to guard against any North Vietnam^ advance into South Vietnam. "We've been hit every day on this road since March 16," explained Platoon Sgt. Kenny Osborne, 32, of Welch, W.Va. "We were hit tMs morning. I feel just like my boys. I want to get the hell out of here and go home. "But we're staying until we get the job done." Osborne's men sneeringly refer to him as a "lifer"-a career army man-but they grudgingly admit he's "got his stuff together." "A" Battery of the 1st Battalion, 44th Artillery is one of the mechanized armored units waiting on the border for North Vi-etnamese tanks which are pursuing a South Vietnamese armored column out of Laos. While they wait, they endure mines, mortars, artillery, rock-et-propelled grenades and small-arms fire on what has be- come known as "Ambush Alley," a sbc-mile stretch of Highway 9 between Lang Vei, South Vietnam, and the border crossing of Lao Bao. "It's a death trap," muttered Sgt. William Lore, 24, a Canadian from Toronto. He enlisted in the U.S. Anny when he moved to San Francisco because "they would have drafted me any\vay." The five vehicles passed bomb craters and the gutted hulks of two armored personnel carriers and three trucks. As they rounded a bend in the road, all hell broke loose. Mortars slanmied into the road and bullets ricocheted off Osborne's duster. Up ahead an armored personnel carrier belonging to the Ist Brigade of the 5th Mechanized Infantry Division was blazing fiercely, victim of a direct hit from a rocket-propelled grenade. Osborne grabbed a grenade launcher and began hurling rounds into the surroundmg brush. SPRAYS FIRE Sgt. Wayne Coons, 23, North Salem, Ind,, sprayed fire from his M-60 machuie gun. Spc. 4 Jack Wooten, 21, Monroe, N.C., opened up with the 40-millimetre duster guns. Lore and S'gt. Drayton Markle, 23, St. Augustine, Fla., loaded frantically. "Get them, dammit!" yelled Osborne, pointing to the muzzle flashes of North Vietnamese mortars a mile away at the base of Co Roc Ridge. The anti-aircraft guns .swiv- elled and sent more than 500 shells across the Xe Pon River into Laos. The mortars were silenced. "I think we got them," said Osborne. "That makes four this week." Japanese firm signs copper import pact TOKYO (Reuffir)-C. Itoh and Co., a leading Japanese trading; house, said today it has reached basic agreement with the American Smelting and Refining Co., to import copper concentrates from Britisih Columbia on a long-term basis. The Japanese firm said it hopes to sign a for-mal contract with Ascarco early next month. Under the contract, the Ameiv lean firm will supply Japan with 6,000 tons of copper coi-centrales monthly from the Granduc mines which Ascarco, in cooperation with another American mining firm, the New Mont Mining Co., is currently developing. Most of the import supplies under the contract are expecetd to be consumed by Furukawa Mining Co., a Japanese copper smelter. C. Itoh added. HAVE ELECTRICITV More than 60 p�er cent of all Albanian villages now have electricity. SIMPSONS-SEARS + Coldspot Freezers Are Packed With Budget Minded Features! 670-lb. capacity Coldspot freezer �229 Now  19.2 cu. ft. Rigid foam insulation. Floodlit interior. Easy-reach basket and divider  Exclusive 'total-cold' for extra fast freeze  Plus 6 other, big, comc-see features 22.5 cu. ft. (same with 2 baskets) $249 11.5 cu. ft. (same with 2 baskets) $189 15.8 CU. ft. Coldspot freezer Now $249  Refrigerator styling & convenience. Lifetime porcelain juterion 5 slielves, 3 can racks & 3 grille shelves. 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