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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 26 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Soturday, May 5, 1973 Hit by Hoods Map locates seven states in the Mississippi River Val- ley where an estimated 12 million acres were submerg- ed by flooding. Total including future loss- es by farmers unable to plant been placed at rriiliori by the Mississippi River Commission, and at by the seven states themselves. Sykes labelle CALGARY (CP'i Rod Sykes of Calgary is a "headline rustler" -who "would walk naked down the street" to get into the newspapers, Manitoba MLA Joe Borowski says in response to a blast by the mayor. Mayor Sykes aid earlier he had written to Mr. Borowski accusing him of making "fool- ish, ignorant and remarks berating Quebec poli- ticians at a Canadian Studies forum at the University of Cal- gary. During a penal discussion, Mr. Borowski had said the peo- ple of Quebec had suffered, add- ing: "But is it our fault? They elected morons let them complain to their corrupt poli- ticians." MAY LAY CHARGES Mayor Sykes said he is in- vestigating the possibility of laying charges under "appro- propriate human rights leg- islation." Calgary's mayor "has taken it upon himself to insult a guest in the Mr. Borowski said in a telephone interview. "Pie hurt me by what he says. j but he's certainly not reflecting favorably on the city he's sup- posed to i He said when he read about the mayor's letter, which he i had not yet received, in the j Winnipeg papers, he "was i shocked." "At first. I thought maybe it was a prank or a joke. No one else at the meeting interpreted what I said that way." 1 1 npaid bills i I raised IAUND PARKSIDE COIN-OP LAUNDRY DRY CLEAN 2634 SOUTH PARKSIDE DRIVE 12. INGLIS WASHERS PLUS 25-LB. WASHER 6 INGLIS DRYERS QUALITY DRY CLEANING BY THE LOAD PHONE 3270811 UNITED NATIONS (Reuter) A number of United Nations missions arid "more than a dozen individual diplomats" are in danger of having their tele- phones cut off because of un- paid bills, the United States told the UN committee on host coun- try relations Thursday. William E. Schaufele, of the U.S. mission also said nearly 000 parking tickets were ilsued to foreign diplomats in the last 26 months. Listing a series of abuses of diplomatic privilege, he said left New York "leaving a string of unpaid bills, unpaid loans, uwpaid credit-card accounts and unpaid medical bills." "I am not exaggerating when I-say. frankly, that the situation is most serious and cannot con- Schaufele said. Schaufele catalogued the abuses by the diplomatic com- munity in New York after the 15-member committee had heard charges that the United States does not do enough to protect missions from, harass- ment, including the activities of the militant Jewish Defence League. Alluding to U.S. complaints at earlier sessions of the com- mittee about the abuse of the d u t y-free liquor privilege, Schaufele said there had been some reduction in the requests for "excessive" amounts of duty-free cigarettes and liquor, but in certain instances, very large orders "seem to continue to indicate a certain lack of reality." Post office top brass suspended EDMONTON (CP) The postmaster and assistant post- master at Grande Prairie have been suspended pending an in- vestigation into how the post office in the northwestern Al- berta city is being managed. Gordon Walker, district post- al director for northern Alber- berta, said today "it is just a dispute on the way the office is being run." Mr. said the two men were suspended "while the dis- pute is being straightened out." There are 22 emsioyees in the Grande Prairie post office. gift set up for young rescue pilot YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. (CP) young bush pilot who rescued .four wealthy American businessmen last summer after a canoeing ac- cident will receive a gift when he reaches 25. Randy Daoust, 19, said early today he signed a series of papers in Edmonton about a month ago. "I don't know what kind of investment they have the money he said, "but they've got about in- vested now and it will be or maybe more, when I turn 25." There are no conditions at- tached to the gift, he said. "They told me about Christ- mas time that they were doing it for me, but who be- lieves that Icind of Last July Randy was flying a single-engined aircraft to pick up a load of fish when he spotted three men on Simpson Island in the Talston River about 200 miles east of Hay River. CANOE HIT SANDBAR They had made it to shore after their canoe struck a sandbar in the river. A fourth man stayed with the canoe and was grounded on a smaller island about eight miles away. The insect-bitten men had been stranded without food for about 10 days. He landed his float-equipped craft on the river and taxied close to shore so the three men could board. They searched only a short while before finding the ether man. "They were sure glad to see him, they thought he was dead." The rescue was "just luck, for them and for me." Randy said in an interview that Fred McCauley "of Wis- consin" was one of those res- cued. He did not give the names of the others. "They're all big business- men. They said they'd do something for me when we were flying back, but you don't believe it until it hap- pens." ALREADY A VETERAN Randy said he has been "hanging around airplanes" since he started at 13 with Carter Air Service in his home town of Hay River, about 400 miles north of Ed- monton. "I quit school in Grade 8. All I ever wanted to do was be around airplanes and that's what I'm doing." He passed his test for a pri- vate license at 16 and got the license at 17. Now he flies for Latham Island Airways in Yellowk- nife, where he earns between and a month. v i THW TOIM BtlClENCf Add a showphone to your home! Imagine how one of these beautiful old-style DECORATOR PHONES will accent the decor of any room. Plan to add one as a home extension phone now. Call your nearest AQT business come in and see the full selection of styles and colors. Mediterranean Cradlephone with handsome hardwood base; glossy black handset and dial-panel; gold trim and dial. Candlestick Phones in red, white or black, with gold trim and dial. Antique White Cradlephone with elegant hardwood base; white handset and dial-panel; gold trim and dial. Carved Walnut Chestphone Beige handset complements the crafted walnut cabinet. Or ask about the Black Leather Chestphone. 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