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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta JJ 1H6 LtlHbKIOGS HERAIO Mondoy, May 8, 1972- executive waul Waffle group out TOHONTO Lhvre- imin executive commillcc of the Ontario Now Democratic Parly Jiai recommended thai llffi par- Lv's group bo dissolved us soon as possible. In a report approved Saturday by Ilio provincial executive and made public al a Sunday press nlll. ill cj, imn-. e. the committee says I movement Ihc Waffle group presents a threat to Ihe structure and direction of the parly as a whole. rirewin nnrt n llmd member of the provincial cxecuUvc, Gerald Capian. Its recommendations will be presented to tiie provincial council meeting in Orillia Juno 24-2r, for n vole by 230 to 300 del- egates from the provincial exec- utive, all ridings and the labor The committee recommends thai any member of the Waffle who (Iocs not voluntarily sever his relationship with Ihat group l-llnukl face disciplinary action possible expulsion from the parly. Waffle leaders termed the recommendation fin attempt to purge the party of group mcm- In presenting the report. Mr. Vichort said he hopes Waffle sympathizers will voluntarily agree to sever connections with the group, which slronuly advo- cales economic nationalism and Hie nationalization of some key industries. "What ive ore saying simply Is that we cannot accept a group within a said Mr. Vichert. Stephen Lewis, Ontario NDP .....b- leader, said he agrees with the hers and said they will "fight committee's recommendations, for our right" to remain lu Ihe j HC said the disbanding of the KDP. Baffle was considered Ihe only The report was prepared by solution lo division within the Gordon Vichert. president of the i party. Ontario NDP, Treasurer John I The committee was formed Jetliner hijacker sought by troops Cx M. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS f was not Identified but was de- li onduran army tronps! scribed as a Vietnam veteran, combed a heavily f o r e s t e d seized the 727 trijet over Pcnn- mountain region for a man who sylvania on the Allentown-to-Ml- parachuted from an Eastern ;imi flight. He parachuted from 9.000 feet last March after the provincial NDP council, by n vote of 137 lo 02, passed a resolulinti iiiH "the grave anxiety among our membership at Ihe emerg- ence of a distinct and separate group within the parly." Til WELLED PROVINCE Mr. Vichert said Hie commit- tee held six regional meetings, beginning April 19, in Thunder Hay, Sudbury, Timmins, Ot- tawa. London and Toronto. Written briefs and oral presen- tations were considered. "We began to see that the Waffle presents a direct and fundamental challenge to the whole structure, direction, pur- pose and leadership of the the report said. "The Waffle states explicitly that the party in all its aspects has failed, and that therefore a formal continuing structure within Ihe party is necessary to fight for alternative policies, principles and leadership, not only before but between conven- tions. "In effect, the Waffle Is claiming the right to a continu- ing existence as an unofficial formal opposition within the parly, in order lo take over the party and fundamentally re- shape It." The report suggests that the Waffle has started a current of opinion "as dangerous to the NDP as George Wallace's po- pulism Is to the Democratic party in the United States." The report Bays the Waffle has made "normal democratic activities nearly impossible" for the party and has confused Ihe Airlines Jet with ran- som in one of two marathon 2, houj-s iatcrHe picked up the about the "purpose, weekend plane hijackings m and 'escape gear 3nd ol lhe In the second incident, a; f (party.' young Vietnam war protester jDuDes International Airport. Mr yicheri abont commandeered a Western Air- j near Washington whers he re- one-third of [ho provincial party lines jet. over Utah and eventu- i leased Uie 48 passengers. He i is in sympathy with the Waffle ally ordered it to Cuba. He t in New Orleans. j movement. But he predicted the promised to sneak back, into the I c o m m i 11 e e 's report will be J-" "Ho mH passcd at the orillia council meeling. Melville Watkins. professor of t the Univer- a founder of the Waffle, said the committee's brief is not representative of the party. hijacker as Michael Lynn if the Waffle faction Is Hanson, 21, a former student at purged, he said, 40 to 50 per the University of Utah in Salt cent of the party members will Lake City. A neighbor eaid he was due lo be Inducted into the army. When he look over tlw sched- uled Salt Lake Clty-lo-Los Ange- country.and do it again. Both planes were taken over Friday. The Eastern liijacker bailed out over Honduras Satur- day morning and a few hours later the Western i r 1 i n e r touched down in Havana. Both hijackings appeared po- litically motivated. Eastern crew members said the man told them he didn't want the money for himself but indicated il might be used by a foreign power. A note given lo the Western crew said "s e v e ra 1 heavily armed members of an anti-im- perialist movement" were re- sponsible for the hijacking and warned of further incidents un- less the war is settled. The Eastern hijacker, who "He was cold and said W. L. Hendershott, the Eastern captain. "There was no AKmue Wauull5, doubt in my mind that, if we political cconomy nt I, a Ik e d at his orders, he o( Toronto ard would ve shot the crew one by th w ff. fh The FBI identified the West- party leave the NDP and the parly will move sharply lo the right under the control of union lead- ers. James Laxer. former history 'C O UJERA The Shape of Things lo Come, What is your suit saying about you? You've made the right choice. Von decide to wear a sport coat today pockets and single stitched edges, because it's the kind of day when you A Society Brand sport coat today? want to feel casual and informal. And you know that you can look that way in style too in a Society Brand sport coat. Society Brand's making changes this vcar-in fabric and style. But we haven't scrimped on those qualities in cnfts- mnnsnip which have made our name, They show in the coat's fine fashion detailing. Inside, an. extra coin pocket and hand stitched button- holes. Oubide, deeply flapped People Going Places Shop 'GUIRE'SS DOWNTOWN ON FIFTH STREET SOUTH STONES FANI Thousands of Rolling Stones fans jam area around Empire Stad- ium ticket booths Saturday, waiting to buy tickels for the June 3 concert by the Eng- lish rock group. Crowd began lo form Friday night and had grown lo when soles started Saturday morning. After the Rolling Stones concert in Vancouver in 1966, police asked city council to ban them from I he city. (CP Wirepholo) Empire stadium wrecked L by wild rock concert fans VANCOUVER fCP) Em- pire Stadium, home of the Brit- ish Columbia Lions football club, was described as a sham- les flight the hijacker first de- 1 lecturer at Queen's University' manded to be flown to Hanoi, i and another Waffle leader, said North Vietnam. He settled for "the commission, instead of re- Cuba when told the two-engine, j fleeting the sentiments of party short-range 737 could not make members, is reacting in fear to the flight. I the membership of the party." Thousands take part in walk CALGARY (CP) Despite threatening s-kics, an estimated 10.000 (ooi; part in Sunday's Miles for Millions March and organizers are hoping to take in SIM ,000. About 1.000 of the parlici- panls were Irenled at (he end of the 32 mile walk and bi- cycle event for overstraining themselves. Calgary's contribution will go to such projects as housebuild- ing in Bangladesh, a seed rice crop in Thailand and vocation- al training in central Africa. Among the notables in the march were Roy Farran, 51, a Prog r e s s i v e Conservative member of the legislature, and Alderman John Kushner who went 16 miles by bicycle before stopping to prepare for a meet- ing. Alderman Kushner. engaged in a challenge by Mayor Dan Gordon of High River, discov- ered his opponent being pulled by a truck and claimed foul. The mayor said be will double bis fee to the march and shine shoes al a shopping mall next weekend. Organizers said they were en- couragcfi by a new feature a "bike a Ihon." Cyclists had a choice of routes, the longest (it miles and the shortest 32 miles. Among the other dignitaries In the march were Premier bles Saturday after part of an overnight crowd waiting to buy tickels to a rock concert ran wild inside the grounds. The linup for the June 3 con- cert in Pacific Coliseum by Mick Jagger's Rolling Stones began late Friday afternoon, and by midnight had grown lo youths. To allow the young people ac- cess lo two washrooms ajid to keep them from spilling onto the street. Pacific National Ex- hibition officials opened the stadium and turned on the lights. Then the trouble began. Stadium manager Mario Car- avetla said today that more than half of the stadium's storage and equipment rooms were broken into, and that the locks were shattered on 30 doors. The manager said al! public address equipment in the stnd- Wallace moves up in primary By THK ASSOCIATED PRESS Alabama Governor George C. Wallace, whose victory in the North Carolina Democratic presidential primary moved him into second place in na- tional delegate strength, takes on Senator Hubert H. Humphrey in West Virginia's presidential primary Tuesday. Senator George S. McGovern. who has the largest number of national convention delegates, hopes to win in his native Mid- west. Tuesday in the Nebraska primary. Wallace passed Humphrey in ium was stolen or destroyed. "The place is in a shambles." He described the youths as "just a bunch of animals." There was sporadic vandalism throughout the night as the wait- ing crowd sang, drank wine and beer and smoked marijuana. Peler f.ougheed, Opposition delegate strength after he de-1 January, ani Leader Harry Strom and Aid- feated tolmer tNOTth Lcone Italian election ends today ROME (AP) Italian voter! today were winding up the elec- tion of a new parliament with no indication yet of whether he Christian Democrats and pro- spective allies in a centre coali tion would achieve a majority. Nearly 79 per cent of the 37 million voters cast ballots in fine weather Sunday. There was another seven hours of balloting today. It was Italy's sixth election since it became a republic 26 years ago. With the country' beset by an economic slump and social unrest, the outcome appeared to be as important as the first one in which the war- weary Italians rejected commu nism and Ihe revival of fascism. The Christian Democrats, who are backed by the Roman Calh- olic Church, always have been the largest party although never winning a majority. They have governed alone or with junior partners. But in recent years their support has declined, with their vole percentage slipping from 48.5 in 1948 to 39.1 in 1968. For the last decade the Social- ists were the Christian Demo- crals' cla'ef allies in a centre- left coalition. But it fell apart in crman Tom Priddle. left homeless after storm SANTIAGO fAn An esti- mated Chileans wore left, homeless Sunday by driving rain fhat inundated shanty town I seUlemenls, flooded roads and J Governor Terry Sanford Satur- day in Sanford's own stale. It was the Alabama governor's second primary victory in tliree days. Wallace bumped Senator Ed- mund S. Muskie of Maine from the No. 3 spot In delegate strength with Thursday's lop- sided victory in the Tennessee primary, where there were II candidates on the ballot but only Wallace and Representa- live Shirley Chisholm of New York campaigned seriously. The rains, by a cold front sweeping in from the PR- cific Ocean, bcpnn Friday nipht and continued through Sunday. DIG was by nc-iir-froozing Icmpcralurcs, sig- nalling the advent of winter in Ihis soulh-of-thc-cquator coun- try. Iliirdost liit were rcisidcnls ot do7cns of shanly The Rovornmenl pnvc somo homeless Thilcans temporary shelter in schools and orphan- apes. Building materials and wann clol liinp were .sent (o other settlements. OFFICIAL OPENING GRAND VIEW NURSING HOME CARDSTON Wed., May 10 1 p.m. Tour by EVERYONE WELCOME in Alberta EDMONTON1 (CP) Traffic accich.'iils. injuries and deaths increased during the first quas- tcr o' 1072 over Uie number re- corded last year, the Alberta safely council reports. persons were killed. 31 In March, compared with SC during Ihe first quarter of 1971 which Included 24 in March. Calgary and Edmonlon each had five traffic deaths and recorded one in March. The remaining fatalities j occurred on country highways and ronds. i The fatalilies for the four- monlh period include vehicle occupanls, 11 pedestrians, two moforcyclisls and one bicyclist. Accidents increased by 11 per cent to compared with last year while injuries Increased by n per cent to ?.OH compared wilh in 1971. d President Giov- Leone was forced to dis- solve parliament to end the im- passe that resulted. Challenging the Cliristian Democrats are the largest Com- munist party in the West and the resurgent neo-Fascist parly, the Italian Social Movement, or MSI. The Communist party, which increased its vote from 22.6 per cent in 1933 to 20.9 in 1060, feared it might lose votes for the first time. The neo-FascisU were once considered a joke, hut in local elections last June they rode o low-and-order backlash nnd al- most tripled Lheir vote lo 13.9 per cent. Tills time they pre- dicted they would double their membership in the Chamber of j Deputies, from 26 lo at least 50. A tofnl of 21 parties ran candidates for the MO seals in the Chamber of Deputies and 315 Senate seals. Sagging bridge sinks font' feet PEMBROKE, Onl. fCP) More an Inconvenience than a disaster, the sagging Pctawawa River bridge on the Trans-Can- ada highway has caused a ae- ries o[ emergency manoeuvres. Tlie heavily-used bridge, built in the 1940s, joins Pembroke and Petawawa Village wiUi CFB Pelawawa and Ihe Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. plant at Chalk Ilivcr. It began to sag Saturday and by Sunday had buckled and sunk about four feet with a break of about seven Inches in the middle span. A spokesman for the Ontario transport department said today the bridge damage was caused by heavy flood waters which un- dermined the structure's foun- dations. With most married Camp Pe- tawawa personnel and many of the AECL workers living either In Pembroke or Petawawa Vil- lage, the problem became mainly one of transport, About military and AECL work- ers are involved. The only highway link be- tween the four poiuls now is 80 miles of gravel side road, al- most two hours of driving each way. The army immediately started a shuttle ferry service, using assault boats, across the river. For n time Uie only highway link between the four points was 00 miles of gravel side road, al- most two hours ol driving each way. But another dolour, involv- ing an eight-mile trip, has been opened for vehicles of under a half-ton. This goes over an eld- erly bridge. But AECL Immediately ar- ranged willi CP Rail to provide a rail shuttle of three connected self-propelled diesel passenger cars over the railroad bridge between Petawnwa Village and a spur off the main trans-Can- ada line at the military camp. Although the distance from the village to the AECL plant is about 12 miles, the distance the rail shuttle will travel Is only five or six miles with AECL buses taking their workers the remaining distance. A CPU spokesman Sunday said the service would start at about a.m. EDT today and would be available about 20 hours a day until normal road traffic is restored. Dr. Limdegrcii heads group BANFF (CP) Dr. Clark Lundegren of Lethbridge was re-elected president of the Al- berta Chiropractic Association at the group's annual conven- tion here, Dr. Don Swartz of Edmonton named vice-president. The association has 175 members. Weather and road report SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET Lethbridge..... Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Grande Prairie Edmonton...... Jasper Banff.......... Calgary........ Victoria Pcnticton...... Prince George Komloops Vancouver Saskatoon...... Regina......... Winnipeg....... Toronto Ottawa Montreal....... St. John's...... Halifax......... CharlollelOH-n Fredericlon Clu'cago New York...... Miami......... Los Angeles Las Vegas Phoenix........ Honolulu....... Rome......... Paris......... London Berlin......... Amsterdam..... Moscow....... Stockholm..... Tokyo H L Pre 4G .17 50 33 .04 53 41 62 33 50 28 53 27 42 35 47 33 58 50 .01 55 .01 61 23 59 39 .05 57 50 .11 CO .11 57 27 53 51 37 53 31 54 3-1 51 35 C3 36 56 34 .03 62 33 47 41 03 56 .56 ,81 78 CO 56 86 62 87 60 84 52 72 54 66 50 61 45 (ill 46 52 43 64 46 55..39 76 61 FORECAST: LethbriflRC, Medicine Today and Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. A few periods of rain near the mountains. Ilighs to- day 50-35. Lows near 35. Ilighs Tuesday near 55. Cnlgary Today and Tues- day: Cloudy psriods Winds E15-20. Highs 50-55. Lows near 35. Highs Tuesday 55-00. Columbia, Koolcnay day: Mainly cloudy with sunny periods in the north and a few showers in Ihe south. Chance of isolated thundcrshowers during the aflemoon and evening. Tuesday: Cloudy with sunny periods, scattered afternoon and evening showers in the i Kootenays. Highs today in the 60s. lows tonight 40 to 45. Highs Tuesday in the mid-60s. MONTANA East Conlinenlal Divide Mostly cloudy north rain south spreading over northern por- tion by tonight and. continuing most sections Tuesday. Little change in temperature. Highs today and T u e s day 45 to 55. Lows tonight mostly 30s. West o( Conlincnlal Cloudy with scattered showers today and tonight. Showers be- coming widely scattered Tues- day. Continued cool. Highs to- day and Tuesday 50s. Lows to- night 30s. Injuries fatal CALGARY (CP) Georglna Ledlin, 21, of Calgary died In hospiLil from injuries she Buf- fered in a motorcycle cor col- lision In the northwest section. Ivan Webster, 22. of Calgary, driver of Ihn motorcycle, suf- n broken leg. Triidemi tried at jnock trial on dborlwn VANCOUVER (cpi Prime Minister T r u d e n u was Iricd for Ihe federal stand on abortion at a mock trinl on the slcps of the pro- vincial court house here Sat- urday. The trial, held nl a rally nf Die British Columbia Women's Abortion Law Ile- pcnl Coalition, was carried out with ft papier macho likeness of the prime minis- tor's head looking down on proceedings. Mr. Trudeau nnd his gov- ernment were found guilty nnd sentenced to repeal the current laws governing abortion. About 122 persons nl- Ihe rally, most of then) unmen. KIRSCHMM AT A DISCOUNT PRICE Equal depth, individually adjustable Hoe As- sures uniform penetration, staggered arrangement cf openers for maximum trash clearance. DEAL TODAY AND SAVE GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES IRRIGATION AND FARM EQUIPMENT DIV. Courts Highway Lethbridge, Phone 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COUKTESY OF AM A All liiplnvays In Uie Lcth- bridge district are bare nnd dry. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway, hare and dry. There nre 75 per cent loading restrictions on Ihe following highways: Highway (il, from 12 miles cast of the junction of Illgliwny 4 to Foremost nnd from 1 milo south of Foremosl to Manyber- rios. Highway Ii2, from Mngralh to Del Dunlin. Highway .1, from Grnssy Lake to Medicine Hat. Secondary road 503 from Highway 2 to Ihe Belly River Drirtgc near Glomvood. Secondary rnnrt from 1 miles north cf Foremost lo 10 miles north of Foremost. POUTS OF ENTRY (Opening nml Closing Tunes i: Coiitta 21 hours; Cnrwny 9 n.m. to R p.m.; Del Rnnitn fl .in. (o 6 p.m.; Ilooseville, B.C. I) n.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgnle. 24 hours; Porlhill Hykorls H n.m. lo midnillhl. Chief Mountain closed. Wildhorsc, It a.m. to j p.m. ;