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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE UTHBRIDGI HERAID Saturday, March S4, 1973 News in brief B.C. Socreds 'not dead' Youlh, 16, gels life sentence EDMONTON (CP) -Erwin Galas, 10, of no fixed address, was senlenced Friday to life imprisonment on a charge of non capital murder in the death July 1 of Roman Fermaniuk of Edmonton. A 15 year old youth also charged with non-capilal mur- der in the death was found not guilty. U.S. disputes air zone They were waived to adult court from juvenile jurisdiction and committed for trial in Al- berta Supreme Court following a preliminary hearing in pro- vincial judge's court. In passing senlence, Mr. Jus- tice Dcnald Bowcn of Supreme Court recommended that Galas be sent to Drumheller Peni- tentiary. (Reuler) A United States military aircraft attacked by Libyan lighter planes Wednesday was a restricted air zone claimed by the Libyan govern- state department acknowledged Fri- mcnt, the spokesman day. But spokesman Charles Bray said the U.S. had rejected Libya's claim to the 100-nau- lical-mils radius around Tripoli last November. "Under international Bray said, "no government has the right to establish restricted areas which extend beyond its territorial limits." Bray said countries may es- tablish anger zones and warn pilots that they enter them at their perii. But he said there is no legal basis for the type of restriction imposed by Libya. Mine rescue effort continues WAKEFIELD, England rescue attempts. The mud er) Rescue teams started lett behind by receding dajr to hack out a new which engulfed a o a flooded pit where mine in which the miners miners have been entombed working early Wednesday. more than three were using picks to The operation is an effort their way through 40 jypass a seven-foot-high wall of rock above the sludge- sludge which has foiled two tunnel, which leads lo where the seven trapped men be, 230 yards under- FOR BY Fred Cox, 6S. former mayor and alderman of FEED Hugh Beaumont, 64, Recently built. 1500 leading figure in the London Theatre, business and chief ex- capacity feed lot of H. M. Tennet Ltd., water supply. In full of Britain's most prominent tion. Conveniently located 1 management firms. Highest or any tender noj necessarily For further details 1st Ava. S. GEOROE McTONE Box 328-8896 lashburn, and Home Plion. Rentals" or have a good slock of JOHN KER Box and welding Sask. Phone RENTAL IS YOUR BEST BUY N E W WESTMINSTER, B.C. (CP) to the Brit- ish Columbia Social Credit con- vention Friday made it clear that they don't consider tlie party the mastodon of B.C. pol- itics. Agnes Kripps, a former MLA for Vancouver South, got the ball rolling during her opening speech, claiming "newsmen are saying Social Credit is dead." She then added that "Social Credit is the only viable al- ternative" to the current New Democratic Party government. Then Grace McCarthy, the former Social Credit govern- ment's minister without port- folio, told delegates to "ask the press" about the accomplish- mcnls of W. A. C. Bennett and the future of Social Credit in B.C. In later interviews, several delegates pointed out that the party is alive and well, one of them saying, "pretty lively, eh? See, we're not The rash of assurances about the party's future apparenty stemmed from news media commentary following the last election. Several political ob- servers said then that the stun- ning defeat at the hands of New Democratic Party Premier Dave Barrett's "sociaiisl hordes" had dealt a death-blow to Social Credit in B.C. Last August's defeat left the party with 10 MLAs in the 55- member legislature. The NDP have 38 scats, the Liberals five and the Conservatives two. The note of optimism was furthered by the former pre- mier, who, in his keynote speech, predicted that Socia Credit would sweep the NDP out of office in the next elec tion. He said if an election were held today, the party would win its biggest-ever majority. It was the first mass meet- ng of the Social Credit troops ince the August 30th election, 'oday, delegates were sched- uled to discuss the primary res- >lution of the two-day conven- ion rules governing next November's leadership convers- ion. We offer our CONGRATULATIONS To Ihe Students of Hamilton Junior High on Ibe retracing of Ihis trek of the N.W.M.P. Canada Trust EH 3rd Ave. and 7lh St. S. "People Helping People" Cowboy Keu VTaynard dies WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. API Old-lime cowboy actor Kea Maynard, 77, the last of the 'Big Four" of early western movie heroes, died Friday night. Officials at the Motion Pic :iire Country Hospital here said the veteran of about 300 movies was admitted Jan. 18 for treat- ment of nutritional deficiency, arthritis and general physical deterioration. A native of Mission, T e x. Maynard first galloped onto the movie screen in 1923. The nex year, he had the starring role in Reward. Monday's confidence vote more embarrassing to NDP OTTAWA (CP) Indications are that a Progressive Con- servative motion of non-con- fidence in the Trudeau govern- be debated Monday in the more likely to embarrass the New Democratic Party than it is to bring about the government's defeat. The NDP said Friday it will decide its position oa the motion during the weekend and an- nounce it when the debate gets underway Monday. But reporters overheard NDP House Leader Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre) tell Treasury Board President C. M. Drury after the Commons ad- journed Friday: "If we decide to defeat you, we'll do it on our own motion." Watergate security chief to reveal facts' WASHINGTON (AP) -The six Watergate conspirators siill awaiting sentencing are under new pressure to tell what they know about the bugging of Democratic party headquarters and other political espionage. James W. McCord Jr., former security chief o( President Nixon's re-election committee, said he will disclose new facts to the trial judge next week in hopes for a lighter sentence. McCord said there was. per- jury in the trial where he was convicted with G. Gordon Liddy, a top Nixon campaign official, and political pressure Diary of Lieut. Col. G. A. French, Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1874. SATURDAY, AUGUST 15th: At same place. A wagon with II carts of dried meat following -passed today, had them searched for liquor but found none. They belonged to a man name! Quillette, They say there is a camp of over a hundred tents of half-breeds, Crees, Sault- eaux etc. four days march off, say half-way to the Cypress Mountains. They are awaiting the buffalo. We are shoeing horses and repacking wagons and carts. SUNDAY, AUGUST 16: Observation for magnetic variation. By making a shadow at 1014 and Hi makes it degrees, by Pole Star 20. A scout came in with our guide from Wood Mtn. He is a hard looking case, describes himself as a trapper and fays he trapped on the Bow River 3 years ago. like an outlaw spy. Special Presentation for the General Public. Mniti Projector Screen Presentation on Western History made in preparation far our trek. A special invitation to our senior Tuesday, March 27, Yates Memorial Centre No Charge PART I THE BIRTH OF A LEGEND The Tragedy of Wounded Knee The Cypress Hills Massacre The Long March West The Custer Massacre The Sioux Migration fa Canada PART H HISTORY LIVES IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA Pot Hole Coulee Detachment Milk River Ridge Detachment Writing on Slone Delachmenl Big Bend Detachment Fort Macleod Polar bear mauls Alta. man EDMONTON (CP) ma- rauding polar bear has killed an Alberta man in a savage at- tack at a remote seismic camp on the Arctic coast, it was learned here today. Poirier, believed lo be from Grimshaw, was kill- ed Thursday afternoon when attacked by the large bear at a temporary camp on Kenndal Island, about 50 miles east of Tuktoyaktnk, N.W.T., about BOO miles northwest of here. Mr. Poirier was a foreman with King Construction of Grimshaw. Jim Bourque. area game officer from Inuvik, N.W.T., later shot the killer bear. lie said Mr. Poirier and camp cook were attacked out- side a si; i-equippcd trailer about three hours after the company's employees set up the camp. was brought on the defendants "to plead guilty and remain si- lent." Liddy was sentenced Friday by Judge John J. Sirica of U.S. district court to a prison term of six to 20 years. McCord's sentencing was delayed for one week. The final sentence for the others will be imposed after three months in which they can testify before a grand jury and Senate investigators. "I recommend your full co- operation with the grand jury and the Senate select com- Sirica told the five de- fendants who plead guilty at the start of the Watergate trial. The five are E. Howard Hunt, a former CIA agent, and White House consultant; Bernard L. Barker, Eugenio R. Martinez, Frank A. Sturgis and Virgilio R. Gonzalez. Hunt lives in the Washington area, the others are from Miami. Sirica accepted McCord's of- fer to talk privately, made in a letter he hand-delivered Mon- day, but on the basis he will be free to make it. public, "int. statement will be taken in closed court sometime nexi week. "Several members of my family have expressed fear for my life if I disclosed knowledge of the facts in this matter, ei ther publicly or to any govern ment McCort wrote. He said he does no share their concern to the same degree but "I do believe tha retaliatory measures will be taken 'against me, my family and my friends should I dis close such facts." Another NDP member, who asked not to be quoted directly, noted that the government will bring back its old-age and vet- erans pension increases Tues- day for final stages of debate in the Commons. He saw little chance of the DP using its balance of power to defeat the government witli pension Increases just around the corner. The Conservative motion, to be moved by Erik Nielsen says "this House condemns the sale by the gov ernment on July 27, 1972, of the whole of the capital stock of Polymer Corp. Ltd. to Can ada Development Corp." NDP memlxjrs ripped into tin government during Friday's de bate for selling Polymer, a syn thetic rubber manufacturing company established by Ihi government at Sarnia, Ont. during the Second World War. NDP Leader David 'Lewis lei the attack after Mr. Nielser pressed him into a position. Mr. Lews, speaking on an NDP motion urging a betfc deal for Air Canada and other Crown corporations, said he condemned the Polymer sale "with all the honor I have." "There is no.excuse for it and I condemn he said "there is no good economic reason and I condemn it. The CDC has million of the people's money to Skylab rocket The giant booster rocket for the second Skylab loxi rolled out of the Michoud Centre assembly plant in Orleans, La., Friday. The booster is now en route to the John F. Kennedy Space Centre in Florida where it Is scheduled to launch astronauts Alan Bean, Dr. Owen Gamott and Jack Lousma this summer for a 56-ctay stay In the orbiting Skylab workshop. Weather and road report SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET invest and I say that it is a 'Davy's letters reveal deranged state of mind' EDMONTON (CP) The chief of psychiatry at Univer- sity of Alberta Hospital, Dr. Keith Yonge, said Friday that F. J. E. Davy's letters to the Workmen's Compensation Board indicated state of mind." "a deranged Cambodia negotiation offered While House supports Gray New York Times Service WASHINGTON The White House reaffirmed Friday Its support for L. Patrick Gray as director of the federal bureau of investigation as indications mounted that Gray's chances of senate confirmation were ebbing. At Key Biscayne, Fla., the deputy presidential press sec- retary, Gerald L. Warren, said i President Nixon had "no inten- tion" of withdrawing Gray's nomination, as some Republi- can senators and a handful of PHNOM PENH (Route-) Premier Hang Thun Hak of Cambodia has received what he regards as a conditional offer of negotiations from the Commu- nists, a senior official source said today. But Hak has replied that his government found several of the conditions unacceptable, in eluding the Communist's refusal to allow President Lon Nol or hfs supporters to take part in the ne.ro'.iations. The source said the offer was contained in a letter to the pre- mier which was purported to have been written by Hou Youn, r interior minister in the pro- i Communist shadow adminis- tration of Prince Norodom Siha- nouk. White House should. aides think he Dr. Yonge, originally request- ed by the WCB to assess Mr. Davy's" mental stale, was testi- fying at an inquest ordered by Premier Peter Lougheed after a Social Credit raised Mr. Davy's case in the legislature. Mr. Davy, who claims he was "Alberta's first po'itical prison- says he was detained with- out reason at a mental hospital because he expressed dissatis- faction with his treatment by the board. The letters. Dr. Yonge said, displayed evidence Mr. Davy was a paranoid schizophrenic whose writing was inconsistent with the things he wanted to achieve. Although sentences made sense individually, their ideas are "facetiously abusive" arre don't "make sense in the con- text of the said Dr. Yonge. A normal person would have presented reasons for redress but Mr. Davy did not, defeat- ing his own purpose through his approach. waste of that money to merely buy up something that already (unctions efficiently." TAXPAYERS LOSE Bill Knight (NDP-Assi- niboia) said profits of Polymer that previously were of benefit to Canadian taxpayers would not wind up in the pockets of private investors. The Conservatives up to now have been saying that the Poly- mer sale was illegal. They also say the sale price was much too small. But the NDP contends that buying Polymer was a misuse of the Canada Development Corp. Act whose purpose was lo help overcome foreign domina- tion of Canadian businesses ani allow Canadians lo invest their own resources. Lcthbriilgc Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff Calgary Victoria Penticton Kamloops Vancouver iaskatoon Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa Montreal Quebec Chicago New York Miami Honolulu Los Angeles Las Vegas Phoenix Rome Paris London Berlin Amsterdam I! 51 52 41 45 4G 5? 53 51 60 52 SI 50 49 45 44 44 33 46 54 71 83 68 LPrc .04 Mexico City 81 55 49 58 43 63 52 GS 39 64 45 63 34 34 57 Madrid Moscow Stockholm.......46 37 FORECAST: Lcthbrtdge, Medicine Calgary Mainly sunny to- day, highs near 55. Few cloudy periods with Bhowerg near mountains tonight and Sunday, lows 20-30, highs 50- 55. Columbia, Koofenay To- day, sunny clouding over this afternoon or this evening. Winds rising to moderate south- erly by noon. Sunday, mostly cloudy becoming sunny In the afternoon. Highs both days 50 to 55. Lows tonight around 30. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Fair today and tonight partly cloudy Sunday. Windy along east slopes of Rockies Sunday. Warming trend. Highs today 45 to 55. Lows tonight 25 to 35. Highs Sunday 50s. West of Continental Divide Fair today and tonight partly cloudy with chance of few showers Sunday. Highs both days mostly 60s. Lows tonight 25 to 35. 29" snowfall in Montana RED LODGE, Mont. Cilizens and winter vacalioners plied the main street of this little Montana resort commu- nity on snow machines, skis and snowmobiles Friday as-the area dug out from under a 29- inch snowfall. Virtually the only traffic inlo the town through noon Friday was a mail truck. Telephone service went out lale Thursday night and was not restored un- til shortly after noon Friday. The local ski area was closed for the day. Never to laugh or love Nor taste the summertime? FIGHT INSERTED IY VAUXHAUtl K of C COUNCIt An Invitation to visit 'The Boys' at AG EXPO 73' And See The Display Of Irrigation Equipment (Wheel Mowers and Pump Units) Knight Auggie Wagons Crown Rock Pickers Gehl Mixer Mills O Edwards Rod Weeder arid Chisel GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY1 PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OP A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All roads and highways In the Lethbrldge district are bare and dry and in good driving condition. Highway I, TransCanada, Calgary to Banff is in good win- ter driving condition The Banff Rcvelstoke High- way is in good winter driving condition but has some slippery sections. The Banff Radium Highway has been plowed and sanded and js in good winter driving condition. A 7a per cent loading restric- tion has been placed on High- way 61 from the east junction of Highway 36 to Foremost and from one mile south of Fore- most to Manyberries. A 75 per cent loading restriction is also in effect on Highway 879 from three miles north oi Foremost to the end of the pavement. Other loading restrictions in effect are on Highway 3 from Bow Island to Medicine Hat and on Highway 62 from Ms- (j.-ilh south to the U.S. border. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutts 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to p.m.; Rooscville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C.; 24 hours; Porlhill llykerls H a.m lo midnight; Chief Mountain clewed; Wildhorsc, 8 ton. to 5 p.m. ;