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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Thursdoy, March 29, 1973 News in brieS Land bill slep closer VICTORIA (CP) Amend- ments that would seem to meet most of the criticism levelled against British Columbia's pro- posed Land Commission Act, Hill 42, were introduced into the Wednesday, hours after the act received second reading. Alter iv) days of debate, the bill passed on second reading by a vote of 32 to 17 will) all opposition members voting against NDP majority. Sailors hospitalized SINGAPORE (Renter) The Canadian destroyer escort Terra Nova, recently hit by an outbreak of influenza, sailed from here today leaving three more crew members behind in a military hospital. But Canadian officials said the men were only slightly ill and they will rejoin the ship in Bangkok in a day or so. Youlh remamled CALGARY (CP) John Gregory Glim, 19, of Calgary was remanded {or psychiatric examination when he appear- ed in provincial court Wednes- day charged with non-capital murder. One crew member died pneumonia earlier this month. Eight other men also were briefly in hospital, one with pneumonia and seven with in- fluenza. The Terra Nova has been op- erating out of Singapore for the last few weeks. It now is cruis- ing in the SouUi China Sea. Glinzz, arrested shortly after Jack Louie, 70, was shot to death by a rifleman while working in a restaurant Tues- day, is to next appear in court April 24. Messer fuueral held HALIFAX (CP) Funeral and burial services were held here Wednesday for Don Mes- ser, the New Brunswick musi- cian who entertained millions of Canadians with h i s fiddle for more than 40 years. He died here Monday following a heart attack, at the age of 63. Tire service, at the small Cal- vin Presbyterian Church, was attended by many friends and members of his musical troupe. Internal dispute stalls progress at PSAC meet CALGARY (CP) A tem- porary solution to a simmering internal dispute and a short walkout by disgruntled mem- bers grabbed the attention at the tliird day of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) convention Wednesday. Highlight was a vote which failed to give the rational ex- ecutive of the member union, third largest in Canada, le support necessary to mend their constitution. The executive had sought to prohibit paid employees or non- elected officers of the 16 com- ponent unions from sitting as ielegates at future conventions. The majority of the 260 dele- gates concurred, but a two- hirds vote was required. The vote was 173 to SO. The dispute focused on four paid executive-secretaries of Hospital patients bealeii BAIE SAINT-PAUL, Que. (CP) Nine employees of a hospital for the deformed and retarded were charged Wednes- day with assaulting patients by beating them with wooden sticks and leather straps. The men were assigned to look after patients more than 30 years old at the 500-bed Saintc- Anne hospital in this commu- nity 70 miles northeast of Que- bec City. The accused will appear in court at Murray Bay, Que., within a month. Craig inquiry needed EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta Medical Association will PSAC components, chosen us delegates by their unions. The executive secretaries were seated in a compromise when the problem arose. Paul Gascon, executive-secre- tary of the solicitor general component, argued against seating paid employees in fu- ture, while Ken Green, execu- tive secretary of the union of national defence employees, maintained they should be sealed. The two other executive-sec- retaries involved remained si- lent. The walkout occurred when 35 delegates of the nationa! component, which represents a wide variety of federal public service employees, complain ed they were not getting a fair hearing. The delegates said the; wanted to be able to decide fo: themselves which componen they should belong to ant whether they could form components. At present, the na tional executive decides. Afler making their point, the delegates who walked out re- turned. In other business, the dele- gales accepted proposals tha would allow mergers and re o r g a n i za tion of componen within six months of govern ment department shuffles. They also accepted in pri Editor's death probed SANTO DOMINGO, Domini- can Republic (Reuter) Police were investigating today the death of Gregorio Garcia Cas- tro, editor of the evening paper Ultima Hora shot to death here Can she or can't slie Consumer Affairs Minister Herb Gray watches on with some anticipation as three- year-old Jamie lidington of Kirk's Ferry Que. tries her best to open a bottle of clean- ing fluid with o Iwist to be child-resislunL Mullered one consumer af- fairs official duing lha impomplu experiment Wednesday, "If she opens it, I'm out of a job" Jamie couldn't open the bottle. The experiment took place during a news confer- ence by Gray to explain a new law going into effect next Jan. 1 that will ensure all liquid drain cleaners and furniture polishes containing petroleum solvents must be sold in child-resistant containers. Wednesday night by two un- known gunmen. Garcia Castro was killed in the street a few yards from his paper's office. He was a known critic of the government of President Joaquin Balaguer. Kennedy back in hospital BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) i dent last Saturday. He was re- Joseph Kcnedy HI, eldest son ported in satisfactory condition of the late Senator Robert F. today. Kennedy, has been readmitled Kennedy was readmitted eparate okay million budget An increased 1973 budget, to- talling more than million, was approved by Lethbridge separate trustees Wednesday with only one opposing vote iat of board chairman John ioras. to hospital with "post-con- cussion hospital of- ficials said. Kennedy, 20, was injured in an automobile acci- Deaths Bradenlon, Mary Reesor Porter, IB, who battled sex discrimination at the turn of the century to become a doc- tor. A n d e n n e early Wednesday morning com- plaining of nausea, vomiting, blurred vision and headaches, a hospital spokesman said. Flore Carpcnticr, 107, believed to be the oldest person in Bel- gium, Viho bad never left the small town of Thon-Samson where she was born on June 4, 1865. Mr. Boras lold fellow trustee Paul Matisz that, aside from wanting to see a reduced bud- get, "I don't have to have a reason for voting against it." Trustees Matisz, Steve lenak and Frank Pela voted in on violent claim EDMONTON (CP) J. E. Davy, whose detention in a menial hospital for 35 days is the subject of a judicial inquiry, said Wednesday he is "not a violent person." Mr. Davy, who spent 3 Vi hours testifying at the inquiry, said "I feel revulsion against anyone who kills anyone except in self-defence." Ben Casson, crown counsel for the attorney-general's de- partment, said he made all ar- rangements to have Mr. Davy seized and examined in mid December. 1972. He assumed "complete re- sponsibility" and added there was "no influence or prcssur. political or otherwise, even to Diary of Lieut. Col. G. A. Frencii, Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1874. THURSDAY. AUGUST 20lh: Started at a.m. Sent back two wagons to the depot having eaten up or issued the oats contained in them. Took the wheels of one with us and packed the body in the other wagon sending it back with tw-o of the poorest horses. Made a good march of miles over undulating land. No wood, very little water, grass poor, soil the same hungry description which is apparently on the cotcau of Ihe Missouri. Horses all doing well, no "playing out." Made a long march in the afternoon, crossing Old Wives Creek at a good crossing place and camping there, slight cur- rent, sandy bottom, water a few inches deep, but good, tittle grass. About 9 p.m. the horses of D troop stam- peded carrying away some of B troop which were grazing near them. All were brought in and tied up. Hobbles only impeded bcrses, many of them can canter with hobbles on. Have determined now to keep all horses tied up after dark, no matter how little chance they may have for feeding. We invite people who may know anecdotes or have known some of the original N.W.M.P. to send this information so that it might be incorporated into our biographies. Your interest Is appreciated. Medics reject quota statement EDMONTON (CP) Direc ors of both the Alberta Medica Association and the A 1 b e r t c Dental Association Wedncsda; rejected .1 statement that th' professions were setting quota MI the number of students en lering university. Dr. Stewart Woods, a mem ber of the University of Alber ta senate committee on en trance requirements, said i Grande Prairie Tuesday Ih quotas were being set by th doctors and dentists becaus they feared "too many doctor and dentists would flood market." rrange the examination (of Davy) and there was none irected through me to keep Ir. Davy." Mr. Casson said suggestions iat political pressure was riir- cted at the hospital to keep Ir. Davy there were "corn- iletely erroneous." Mr. Davy testified that he fas told by Dr. Brian Hpwarth it tlie hospital "We have been under a lot of political pressure o keep you here but I wouldn't play ball." Dr. Howarth, one of six doc- ors who examined Mr. Davy, s expected to testify at the eigth day of the inquiry today. Mr. Davy said Dr. Howarth :old him, "please don't do any- .hing when you get out to foul things up." Mr. Davy, who claims he tvas detained because he was causing trouble at [tie Edmon- office of the workmen's Compensation Board, is at the centre of controversy raised in mid-February by Social Credit MLA Gordon Taylor in tha leg- islature. Mr. Taylor is ftxpcct- cd to testify Friday morning a I the close of the inquiry. Mr. Davy told bis advising solicitor, Roy Scmcnchuk, Ihe reason many people don't un- derstand him is because of "their lack of intelligence and n3t understanding my sense of humor." He said all testimony during the seven days of the inquiry was given "to try and paint me black, thereby justifying my 35 days in the funny farm." favor of the budget. Trustee Ron Fabbi did not attend Wednes- day's meeting. The new budget shows an in- crease of 8.9 per cent, up 620 from 1972. Expcndiutres have also in- creased this year by Among major items of expen- diture wiiich show a rise this year are: Administration, up to a total and instruction- al salaries, up to a to- tal million. Debt charges show a de- crease of for a total of In other business, trustees: Approved support of a pri- vate members' bill seeking amendments to the federal Broadcasting Act. If passed by the Commons, the changes are not call for an inquiry into the case of Dr. John David Craig, but said Wednesday it supports such an inquiry "to clear the air." Attorney-genera! Merv Leitch has turned down requests for an inquiry into the controver- sial case. Dr. Craig, operator of a store- front medical clinic on Edmon- ton's skid road, was charged with defrauding the Alberta Health Care Insurance Com- mission of and causing death by criminal negligence. The charges were later drop- ped. "It is as citizens we should take up Dr. Craig's said Dr. Grant McPhail, president- elect of the AMA, in a state- ment. "If there is to be an inquiry, most of us as individuals be- lieve it would be a good -thing. But the AMA will not stimu- late any action." clple a suggestion that wou transfer jurisdiclional disput within the PSAC from the pre ident to a special committee President Claude Edwards as earlier embroiled In such a spute over employees of tlw nemploymcnt Insurance Com- ission. His ruling was re- crscd by the delegates. Irishmen leld in big arms haul DUBLIN (Renter) Six rishmcn are being held by po- ice following the discovery of nore than five tons of arms jnd explosives in a Cypriot ship rff the Irish Republic coast, it 'as announced here. Defence Minister Paddy Donegan said the arms haul In eluded 250 rifles, 240 small irms and a quantity of anti- ;ank mines. The arms were believed des- tined for the Irish Republican Army CIRA) to be used in its war against the security forces in Northern Ireland. The defence ministry here de- scribed the arms haul as the biggest ever made In the repub-- lie. The 298 ton Cyprus-registered coaster, Claudia, which passed through Gibraltar eight days ago supposedly on a voyage from Tunis to Cadiz, southern Spain, was arrested by Irish navy minesweepers late Wednesday night. Weather and road report SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET Dr. McPhail said the return of Dr. Craig's files by Edmon- ton police marked the end of tlic matter as far as the AMA was concerned. The files had been seized during a police investigation. Lethhrutgc..... Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton...... Grande Prairie Banff Calgary Victoria Penticton...... Prince George H I, Pre 45 16 41 17 44 18 25 25 19 20 31 42 43 40 39 52 55 48 57 expected to ease use of CBC- produced educational television material by other media. Tabled adoption of the 1973-74 school calendar pending further study. e. Approved attendance of superintendent Ralph Himsl to the Canadian School Trustees' Association general meeting al Quebec City, May 20 to 22 Board chairman John Boras will also attend, as a delegate from the Alberta School Trus tees' Association, Vietnamese civilians loot camp Landscape collection presented CALGARY (CP) Eighteen drawings by A. Y. Jackson, one of Canada's greatest landscape artists, were presented to the >eople of Alberta Wednesday. Premier Peter Lougheed ac- cepted the collection donated jy Dr. Maomi Jackson Groves of Ottawa, a niece of the artist, and an anonymous donor friend of the painter. The drawings are to be plac- ed in custody of the Alberta Art Foundation which will ar- range their circulation and dis- tribution. Tiie first exhibition will be held at the University of Calgar and later six sketches will re- main at that university, six will be hung at the Southern Alber- ta Institute of Technology here and six at the Banff School of Fine Arts. Dr. Jackson visited Alberta numerous times on sketching trips and It was Ms request that the collection be given to the people of Alberta. Kamloops Vancouver....... 52 38 Saskatoon.......37 12 Retina 27 7 Winnipeg........23 19 Toronto ..........54 39 Ottawa..........5S 39 Montreal........52 35 St. John's........ 20 8 Halifax.......... 36 22 Charlottctown 34 23 Fredericton 44 20 Chicago ..........53 New York....... 54 Miami.......... 75 Los Anglees.....66 Las Vegas.......52 Phoenix Rome Parts...... London Moscow Tokyo FORECAST: Lethhrldge, Calgary Mainly sunny today and Fri- day. Afternoon winds west and gusty near the moun- tains. High days 44-50. Lows 20-25. Medicine Hat Mainly sun- ly today and Friday. Highs both days 45-50. Lows 20-25. Columbia, Kootcnay To- day: Sunny but clouding over n the Columbia area in the late afternoon. Tonight mostly cloudy. A few snowflurries in the Columbia, area. Winds occa- sionally southerly 15. Friday: Cloudy at first becoming sunny by neon. Highs both days near 50 except five degrees warmer the Kootenay west area. Lows tonight near 30. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Fair with a warming trend to- day and Friday except few snow showers extreme south to- day. Highs today 40s. Lows to- night mostly 20s. Highs Friday 50s. West of Continental Divide Moslly fair today and Friday. Highs both days 50s. Lows to- night 20s. We offer our CONGRATULATIONS To the Studenls of Hamilton Junior High on Ihe retracing of this trek of Ihe N.W.M.P. Trust 3rd Ave. and 7th St. S. "People Helping People" IT PAYS TO LEASE! leaiing frees woiklng tapilal Leasing provicfes reliable traruparlation at low You just sign o contract and pay ONE regular monlhly fee Your leoss can include maintenance, licence and Fnturanca coverage Contact BORIS KORE5HENKOV, Leasing end Insurance DepT. BENY AUTOMOTIVE ENTERPRISES LTD. 2nd Ave., 9th Si. S. Phone 3J7-3M7 SAIGON CAP) Several him drcd Vietnamese civilians varied the departure camp for American GIs today on the final day of the U.S. troop with- drawal from Vietnam and went on a looting spree while Viet- namese guards stood by. The civilians broke through the chain fences around Camp Alpha, al Tan Son Nhut airbase, three hcurs before the last plan- eload of GIs was scheduled !o leave, and cleaned out the mess hall. "They took anything that wasn't tied said one U.S. oficer. The last American military police guarding the camp had just left when Ihe crowd burst in. A Vietnamese guard helped the looters pass tables and chairs through the fence, anc other Vietnamese guards stood by while the mob grabbec bread, sugar, other foodstuffs chairs, tables, cooking utensils and cabinels from the kitchen and (lining hall. The fesv American officers left in the area called out dozen GIs wailing for planes home, and they drove the niol out. UW campaign plans slowed The first attempt at cam- paign planning by the Leth- iridge United Way fell Cat on its face, says the executive dir- ector of the organization. A meeting of the United Way 15-member board of directors was cancelled ttiis week be- cause the required quorum of nine members was not met. Only seven board members showed up at the scheduled meeting time of 5 p.m. One other member walked in an hour late. "f don't know what we're going to have to do to make them understand that we have 'to get said Al Purvis, "I guess they think just be- cause the campaign is six months away there isn't any rush to get it organized." Mr. Purvis said the United Way board meeting has been 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 Edwards Rod Weeder and Chisel Plows GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways In the Leth- bridge district are bare and dry and in goad winter driving condition. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff is also bare and dry and in good condition. Banff to Hevelstoke Is in good winler driving condi- tion but moloris'.s are advised to ivairh for fallen rock. Banff Radium and Banff- Jasper highways arc in good winter driving condition with occasional s'ippery sections. Motorists are reminded that snow tires or properly fit'inr; chains are required when Ira- rescheduled at 5 p.m. for next Tuesday "f guess we can't he said, They're all volunteers. veiling in any national park or ski access road. A 75 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 soulh of Foremost lo Manyberries. There is also a 75 per cent loading restriction on Highway from 3 miles north of Foremost lo the end of the A 75 per cent loading restric- tion has also been placed on Highway 3 from Bow Island to Medicine Hat and on Highway C2 from to ssulh of the L'.S. borc'ci'. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing CouttS 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 0 a.m. lo 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, BC.; 24 hours; Porthill Uykcrts B a.m lo midnight; Chief Mountain closed; Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;