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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 TH6 UTKBRIOCt HERA1D Monday, Maicli 54, 1973 News in brief Political prisoner freed SAIGON (AP) Tntong Dinh Ezu, imprisoned by Ihc Saigon government after he ran second to President Nguyen Van Thicu ill the 1867 presidential election, was freed today after serving nearly five years. Dzu was one of the chief polit- ical prisoners held by the South Vietnamese government, Dzu's daughter said the 55- year-old lawyer was feeling tired and sick. She said because of a heart condition he did nol want to talk to reporters. Plan abortion test case TORONTO (CP) A test case on (lie right of a woman to a legal abortion may be taken to the Supreme Court of Canada xvithin the next few months, says lawyer Stun Gershman of Toronto. He and Eleanor Pelrinc, au- thor of abortion in Canada, have fonned an interim com- mittee to force the issue. They plan to recruit other lawyers and doctors to form a per- manent committee. The woman who will be in volved in the lest case has no yet been selected. Mrs. Pelrine said in an inter- in ew the woman musl have been denied a abor- tion and should be able to show she suffered hardship as a re- sult of the decision. The committea hail not de- cided in what court the case would be initiated but Mrs. Pel- rine said lhat eventually cases may be in courts of several provinces. Boattnan eludes sharks BRISBANE, Australia (Reu- ter) A boatman said today he spent more than four hours in the sea with about 16 sharks after his cabin cruiser sank off the Queensland coast. Stuart Braddock said the sharks swam around him, play- fully biting the two-life-jackets keeping him afloat. One shark bit his finger, he said. The sharks kept him company till he reached an island, where he wrote "Help" in the sand. A passing plane saw Ihe mes- sage and Braddock was picked up by a launch. Kennedys son injured Russian twirl Russian Cosmonaut A. S. Yeliseyev flips a six-shoole today during a visit lo Ihe Bill Daniel Plantation Ranch near Liberty, Tex. Yeliseyev did a little twirling but the flip he only manage to get it halfway around, catch ing it by Ihe barrel. The cosmonauts along with the res of the Soviet scientists that ore working with U.S. Space people on the Apc-llo-Soyuz linkup project relaxed wilh the visit to the ranch. BERKELEY, Calif. ookstores and magazines and T5ie alleged ringleader, Daoud Turki, 45, a Haifa book seller, and Ehud Advi, a former Is- raeli paratrooper, were sen- tenced to 17 years each. Subhi Naarani, 28, was given a 15-year sentence, while Dan Vered, the second Jew on trial, was sent to jail for 10 years. Anis Karawi, 23, was sen- tenced to 15 years. Simon Hadad, the only ac- cused to plead guilty, was given a two-year sentence. The trial shocked Israelis as It was the first court case in which Jews have been charged with espionage and sabotage for an Arab country. Four other Jews and 27 Is- raeli Arabs, charged with mem- bership in or knowledge of the Syrian-sponsored spy network now are on trial before the dis trict court. Should that happen, the gov- ernor-general could call on the Conservatives to form a govern- ment or the country could be rfunged into another federal election. The feeling among Commons observers Friday was that the would swallow Its pride and stay with tha government. Some members feel there still s too much work left undone- such as old age pension In- the NDP to smk the government now. PENSIONS BACK Assuming that the govern- ment emerges unscathed, as la likely, the House Tuesday will consider again bills to raise old age pensions to a month from and provide a pro- portionate Increase In war vet- erans' allowances. The bills are expected to be passed before the end of the day. Liberal House Leader Allan MacEachen said Friday he In tends to proceed next, probably Wednesday, with the foreign in estment review hill. Tills bill provides for a review if transactions involving foreign nircfcase of Canadian corpo- The debate may carry the Commons through the balanc of the week. If not, the govern ment is expected to recall from committee the bill to exlend b ve years the partial ban wi apilal punishment. That could appen Friday. hope for missing ;oal miners WAKKFIELD, England er) Rescuers finally broke hrough today to the spot where seven men were believed trapped at the bottom d a coal mtee-but they found nobody Jiere. "The chances of anybody being found alive are now ex- tremely a mine offi- cial said. The discovery climaxed a six- day struggle to reach the where Ihe seven missing were thought to be huddling in an air pocket following a flood in the mine tunnel. "We will keep on said production director rior- man Siddall, "but it is obvious that the inrush was of great vio- lence and it is difficult to see how anybody could have sur- vived at all." About miners had worked In shifts to force a way through to where the men were thought to be. Weather and road report Winds N20 and gusty becom- ing MS this afternoon. Highs, near 40. Lows ZO-25. Tuet- day: Sunny. Highs In Ihe mid 40s. Medicine Hat Today: Per- ods of snow. Winds N1S and SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET H L fie Lethbridgc CO VICTORIA (CP) Dissident nuns have tentatively accepted an offer from Ihe Bishop of Victoria to mediate the dispute at St. Mary's priory in subur- ban Langford. Tliree nuns, members of the Society for the Love of Jesus have remained in the prior} for nine days despite an ordei from the prioress, Sister Leo- neite Hoesing, that they leave Rcmi Ds Roo, Bishop of Vic toria, said earlier Ke had no authority to interfere. How ever he offered Friday to medi iate if both sides agreed. Replying to the offer, Sisloi Mary Agnes Eaton, one of thi three still -in the priory, said she welcomed the offer but she mentioned no specific dale fo any meeting and listed a num ber of conditions. :o radio and television stations :hat make the work public. The order was not extended to those who buy the book, he added, or to workers who printed it or journalists who re- port on it. Bookstore owners had mixed reactions to the ruling. Air missile carried by Israeli planes TEL AVIV (AP) Israel said today that its planes are equipped with a home-built air- to-air missile, and officials said it will go on display Tuesday. Reports of the missile's exls- lence have been banned, but the 4 Albertans killed in accidents By THE CANADIAN PRESS Four Albartans were among 12 persons to die accidentally on the prairies during the weekend. Three persons were killed in Saskatchewan and four in Manitoba. In Alberta an Edmonton youth died after he was struck on the h e a d by a hockey puck. Donald Coulston, 12, died in hos- pital Saturday after he was struck on the head by a puck while playing hockey. He was wearing a helmet when he fell, striking the right side of his Pincher Creek 68 Medicine Hat 63 Edmonton 46 Grande Prairie 40 Banff 48 Calgary 57 Victoria 53 Penticton 54 Prince George .42 Kamloops 40 Vancouver 52 Saskatoon 59 Regina 58 Vinnipeg 54 49 Ottawa 53 Montreal 52 St. John's 32 Halifax Charlotte'own head. A Jive year old Edmonton girl, Tammie Simons, was walking with her mother Fri- day night struck down when at an she was Edmonton 52 i'redericton .......CO Chicago..........46 York........59 43 1.33 :-os Angeles......60 Las Vegas.......DO Phoenix..........74 Rome...........G3 Paris........... 57 London..........62 Berlin...........59 Amsterdam 50 Moscow 50 50 43 50 4f 41 39 39 37 30 41 37 Stockholm........53 Tokyo...........52 FORECAST: Today: Perl ods of snow untH mid after- noon clearing this evening. intersection. Police said a west- Ixmnd motorcycle and two east bound vehicles were Involvec In the accident. Donald R. McDougall, 22, of Rocky Mountain House, was killed Saturday when he feH from a track near his home town, SO miles west of Red Deer. Melodic Bell, 13, was lolled Saturday when riding In a car that overturned near Fawcett. These included requesls that j government radio said today it We offer our CONGRATULATIONS To the Students of Hamilton Junior High on the of 1his trek of Ihe N.W.M.P. Canada Trust IT3 3rd Ave. and 7th St. S. "People Helping People" whore "a young leader" will be chosen, should be "the largest, most enthusi- astic convention in the his- tory of our country." Convention planners now are faced with finding a site capa- ble of holding nearly dele- gates. both sides witlidraw security 1 lhat only lawyers for the prior- ess present at the initial meeting ami that the meeting be held in the priory common room, a section of the building which has been locked off since the dispute erupied. The central issue at slake Is the election of Sister Lconette as Mother Superior. She and the remaining nuns have moved across the street to a different building while the sit-in continues. The situation has been dc- scriljed by one observer as a sort of "Victorian Wounded Knee." FINAL MEETING BIBLE DISCUSSIONS LETHBRIDGE SPORTS CENTRE lllh St. and Slh Ave. 5. 27 p.m. Room No, T 'SAYINGS OF MEN vs. THE WORD OF GOD" Everyone welcome QUESTIONS INVITED 328-0855 or 328-0972 has been in service for Iwo years and has shot down sev- eral Arab planes. Reports published abroad safd the missile, named Ihe Shaprir, operates on infra-red, electro- magnetic and radar-homing de- vices. It is reported to carry and eight-pound warhead and b-a.s a range of 12 miles. The newspaper Yediot Aharo. not says the missile was devel- oped shortly after the 1867 Arab-Israeli War and was used during fighting with Egypt as Ions as four years ago. There are reports that the government will sell the missile to friendly nations for about each to help pay for arms imports. Near death 1NNESBRUCK, Austria (AP) There is only a "spark o{ hope" that Rev. Charles McDonald of Sydney, N.S., se- riously injured when buried un- der an avalanche, will survive, the doctor treating him said to- day. Father McDonald was one of four skiers buried under the avalanche near here Saturday. Two olhers were not injured, while the third was slightly in- Weekend mishaps hill five By TIIE CANADIAN PRESS At least five persons died in British Columbia during the weekend in a variety of acci- dents. A sixth was missing and presumed drowned. Barrie Charles Dlckhoff, 30, and his five year old son, Barrie Junior, of Delta, were found in a car early Sunday parked in the driveway of the Dickhoff home. Police would only describe the incident as a sudden death. Grace Collins, 50, Vancouver, was killed Friday night when struck by truck in Vancou- ver. Dennis Allan Branson, 25, Duncan, died after his sports car went out of control and crashed near Duncan Friday night. Marek Makecek, 34, Van- couver, died after he had been scuba diving on the east side of Indian Arm. He had been spear fishing and was found floating on the surface. Near Hope, an unidentified woman was missing and pre- sumed drowned following a canoeing accident on the Fras w River Saturday afternoon. gusty. Ilighs 35-SO. Lows In the nid 20s. Tuesday: Sunny. Highs In the mid 40s. Calgary Today: Snow be- coming intermittent this morn- ing clearing by early evening. Vinos N25-35 decreasing lo N 15-20 this morning. Highs 35-40. 15-20. Tuesday: Sunny. Ilighs in the mid 40s. Columbia-Kootenay Today and Tuesday sunny with ctoudy periods. Ilighs both days 45 to 55. Lows tonight 25 to 30. MONTANA Bast- of Continental Divide Rain or wet snow and gusty northerly winds northwest wide ly scattered showers elsewhere today. Cloudy west tonight and Tuesday scattered showers east. Guslj' westerly winds valleys of western portion today and across the west and north Tuesday. Colder today and east Tuesday. Highs today 45 to 55 except 35 to 45 northwest. Lows tonight 25 to 35. Highs Tuesday 40s. West of Continental Divide Widely scattered showers to- day. Cloudy tonight and Tues- day. Highs today 45 to 55. Lowa tonight 25 to 35. Highs Tuesday 40s. An Invitation to visit 'The Boys' at AG EXPO 73' And See The Display Of 0 Irrigation Equipment (Wheel Mowers and Pomp Units) Knight Auggie Wagons Crown Rock Pickers Gehl Mixer Mills Edwards Rod Weeder and Chisel Plows GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTT5 HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA 2 north to Clares- holm Is mostly bare, however Clarcsholm to Calgary has a thin layer of ice. Highway S west to the B.C. border is wet with occasional slippery sections. From the B.C. border west lo Cranbrok the visibility is reduced to 1 mile in snow and blowing snow. Highway 3. 4 and S arc bare and wet and in good winter driving condition. Highway Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff has had 8 inches of snow overnight and is very slippery with slightly reduced visibility. Caution Is advised. Banff to Golden has been plowed and sanded however there are some slippery sections. Golden to Revelstoke Is In good winter driving condition with occasion- al slippery sections. Motorisls are reminded that snow tires or property fitting chains are mandatory when travelling through all national parks and on ski access roads. A 35 per cent loading restric- tion has been placed on High- way 61 from the east Junction of Highway 36 lo Foremost and from 1 mile south of Foremost to Manyberries. There is also a 75 per cent loading restriction on Secondary Highway 879 from 3 miles north of Foremost to the end of the pavement. A 75 par cent loading restriction has been pieced on Highway 3 from Bow Island to Medicine Hat and on Highway 62 from Magrtth soulh of the U.S. border. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutls 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Del Bonila 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooscville, B.C. 8 a.m. lo 6 p.m.; Kinpsgatc, B.C.; 24 hours; Porlhill Rykerls 8 a.m lo midnight; Chief Mountain Wildborte, t a.m. U> S p.m. ;