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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, May 14, 1973 News in brief .4IT disaster claims submitted LONDON CReuter-CP) British Eurcp.an Airways (BEA) expects to pay about million in compensation as a re- sult of an ah- crash at Heathrow Airport last June 18 in which all 118 persons aboard a BEA Tri- dent were killed. A BEA spokesman said Sun- day night the airline had so far received compensation claims for 100 of the victims. Twenty- nine of the claims have been settled, ho added. The spokesman said the total cost of the disaster is likely to be about S7.5 million. Tliree Canadians were killed in the crash. They were R. G. Driver, 52, of Toronto; W. R. Murray, 52, of Frankforcl, Ont.; and George Lucy, 45, of Ottawa. Bomb blasts damage cars ATHENS (AP) Explosions in and around the Greek capital Sunday damaged three cars, two of them belonging to mem- bers of tlij United States armed forces based in Greece. No in- juries were reported. The third damaged car be- longed to Greek-American movie producer James Paris, a long-time resident of Athsns. I The bombs were presumed j set off by persons opposed to the military-backed Greek gov- ernment who claim the U.S. is 1 keeping the colonels in power. Lebanese calm continues BEIRUT (AP> Lebanese authorities reported country- wide calm today for the second consecutive day. But a parlia- mentary debate on the state of emergency was cancelled and the measure apparently re- mained in effect. Officials said the C4-hour cur- few, usually relaxed during daylight, would not be in effect if parliament did not meet. Only 32 cf the 99 members showed up for tha session, and Speaker Kamel Assad an- nounced lack of a quorum. Leftist groups say that unless [parliament approves the emer- gency decree issued during the recent fighting between the Lebanese army and the Pale- stinian guerrillas, it will expire tonight. Rightists and centirsts tonight. Fishing for attention After five years of trying to gef Edmonton city engineers to fill a hole in the street in front of his house, Charles Pearcy has given up. Now he wants city council to grant him exclusive fishing rights and permission to stock the lake with rainbow trout. Diplomats nomination refused CANBERRA McCarthy, 62. Australia's am- Vatican has refused to accept the nomination of Dudley McCarthy as Australia's first ambassador to the Vatican be- cause his first marriage ended in divorce, it was learned to- day. bassador to Spain, was pro- posed as non-resident ambassa- dor to the Vatican after Aus- tralia established diplomatic re- lations with the Holy See March 24. ional equality important JL l to Canadian unity amieson Rogers inspects city t MEXICO CITY (TAP) U.S. State Secretary William Rogers fl'es to Managua today to in- spect the preliminary rebuilding of the city crumbled by an earthquake last December. The Nicaraguan capital is just beginning to pull itself out of the disaster that killed an es- timated persons, injured and left more than i homeless. The United Stales has contributed more than ?27 j million in assistance. Nicaragua is the second of eight countries Rogers is vis- liting in a 17-day Latin Ameri- I can tour that is a forerunner of a similar trip by President Nixon later this year. Troops demand back pay PHNOM PENH (Reuter) Two brigades of Cambodian in- fantry marched into Phnom Penh today firing thousands of rounds into the air to demand back pay. About troops swept into the main boulevard and moved towards their division head- quarters offices. There were no i incidents and no reports of cas- ualties. The men. comprising two bri- gades of the 7th Division, ap- parently all qut their posts on Phrom Penh's western defence perimeter 10 to 15 miles outside the city. The 7th Division has been on I continuous front-line duty for I months. Amnesty president named MONTREAL Pe- ters Humphrey, director of the United Nations human rights di- vision for 20 years, has been named the first Canadian presi- dent for Amnesty International. Prof. Humphrey, who is with the law faculty of McGill Uni- 1 verity, v. as chosen at a week- end meeting during which a Ca- nadian national council was set up. The international organ- ization, founded in 1961, is in- volved in world-wide efforts to free people imprisoned for polit- ical or religious reasons. HALIFAX (CP) Regional) equality is as important to Ca- nadian unity as French-English amity and continuing disparity holds" as much danger to Con- federation, Don Jamieson, min- ister of regional development, told a conference Saturday. It is for this reason the de- partment is breaking down its central administration in an ef- fort to obtain regional chal-1 lenges to the system, the minis-1 ter explained to the weekend i discussions of regional develop- ment. He said he hopes the de- centralization will produce a counter-vailing force in the re- gions to help the department develop a national policy. Mr. Jamieson said the strategy is aimed at developing j a sufficiently flexible response' to economic disparity in all ai eas of the country. B.C. mishaps claim 3 lives By THE CANADIAN PRESS At least three persons died during the weekend in British Columbia, one by drowning and two in traffic accidents. In Coquitlam, a two year- old boy drowned Sunday when he fell into his family's swim- ming pool. His name has not been released. Jeamne Mary Sargent, 4. of Wellington was killed Saturday when she was hit by a car near Parksville. A three car crash 15 miles north of Williams Lake took the life of John William Moore, 18, of Chemainus Friday night. While Atlantic problems were the focus of the conference, Mr. Majieson reminded delegates that the four easternmost prov- inces are not alone in their i Death penalty debate resumed in Commons By KEN POLE OTTAWA (OP) was Dec. 11, 1962, at Toronto's Don Jail. Ron Turpin 29, and Arthur Lucas. 54, both convicted mur- ders, walked about 40 paces to the gallows, where their necks were snapped by the hangman's rope. Diary of Lieut. Col. G. A. Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1874. MONDAY. OCTOBER 6th: Left in morning for Wood Mountain a spring -wagon and spare horses. Made about 43 miles. Good feed and water along here. 99 years later A souvenir newspaper pubiisiicd by students of Trek "t3 Is now available. This 12 page publica- tion contains information on event connected with the original march, while a detailed map shows the route west as well as points cf interest we plan to film along our journey. Send 23c to N.W.M.P. Project, Hamilton Junior High School, Leth- bridge, Alberta. Buffalo Chip Buttons also available for 25c each. CONGRATULATIONS to the students of Hamilton Junior High on the retiacing of this trek of the N.W.M.P. SOUTHERN STATIONERS LTD. 316-7th Street South Phone 328-2301 Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS 46, veteran racing driver, when his race car became airborne and crashed in flames at nearly 190 miles an hour at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. New Green, 72. editor of Variety for the last 40 years. Kozintsev, BE, a prominent Russian film di- rector. Pocasset, Haw- thorne, 68, a former Associated j Press reporter for whom Rear- Admiral Tttchard E. Byrd named a mountain in the An- tarctic. Valliere. described as the last of the great Canadian wood sculptors. Australian states plan rights fight SYDNEY, Australia (AP) Five of the six Australian states have indicated they will send ministers to London to fight en- croachment on their rights by the new Labor party govern- ment or Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. The sixth state, Victoria, which has an election next Sat- urday, has not indicated its view but the Sydney Morning Herald says it is expected to join in the challenge whether or not the Liberal government is relumed. The states campaign will see Labor and Opposition Countty- Liberal party states banded to- gether against federal Labor. Two principles that most of them consider vital are at over off- shore territory and states ap- peals to the Privy Council in London. The federal government in- troduced legislation last Thurs- day to take over the resources of the offshore seabed from the states. It has indicated it will put through legislation to do away with appeals to the Privy Council and make he High Court of Australia the final court of appeal for all purposes. In London, the states would take action through the Queen, the Privy Council and the Brit- ish government. struggle for development. Disparities existed in every part of Canada but regions too cficn were parochial in their ex- amination of the problem. The economy of parts of Northern Ontario was only equal to or below that of Atlan- tic Canada and parts of the northlands of the Western Prov- inces would make the Atlantic provinces "look affluent." Mr. Jamieson said the re- structuring of his department's planning process is designed to react not only to the needs of the Atlantic fisherman but also the Metis of Northern Manitoba. He hoped for the estab- lishment of a system of quick response and decisions on re- quests for assistance. The ob- jects e was to obtain fast deci- sions from regional offices with only more sensitive requests being sent to Ottawa. However, planning would have to be "ruthlessly realistic" and it was important to under- stand "we are not captives of circumstances there is a wide range of options open." Mr. Jamieson said the identi- fication of development oppor- tunities is an important consid- eration. For instance, greater use could be made of New Bruns- wick's foiesl industry, develop- ment at the Strait of Canso in Nova Scotia could ba accelera- ted, and greater efforts could be made in Newfoundland. Flood waters recede ST. LOUIS, Mo. Mississippi River began to re- cede today from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico. But the prob- lems of farmers whose land lines the long and rich valley were going the other direction. "The entire nation will feel the effect of this great says Howard Waters, Midwest regional director for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. Waters was in Missouri, where 18 per cent of the state's farmland was f coded. A state official there predicted Sunday that "no more than 25 per cent" of Missouri's cotton crop will be planted this year. Entire farms in Missouri, Il- linois, Louisiana and Mississippi remain covered by floodwaters. The cotton crop in affected areas may already be wiped out; hopes for other crops dim as floodwaters drain slower than expected. The Mississippi River was to make its fourth and, it is hoped, final crest at its southern end today. Only then can tthe back- waters of tributaries in Loui- siana and Mississippi drain from farmland. At St. Louis, Mo., the river crested Saturday at eight feet above flood stage. Officials pre- dict it will be the end of May before it falls below flood lev- els. Damage estimated ranged from a figure is- sued by the Mississippi River Commission to a S480 million tag set by the Corps of Engi- neers. More than persons remain homeless; at least 27 deaths have been attributed to the floods. Turpin, who shot a policeman, and Lucas, who killed two dope peddlers, were the last persons to be hanged in Canada. Since then, 33 death sentences have been commuted to life impris- onment. Today MPs start searching their consciences in public again as Parliament resumes debate on whether to reinstate the death penalty for all mur- ders after a five-year morator- ium that ended Dec. 29. It's anyone's guess how things will go. Four days of argument in February gave no indication whether the majority of MPs favor another five years in which only killers of policemen or prison guards could be sen- tenced to death. The February debate was pointed up by the slaying of two Toronto policemen. Wives of To- ronto policemen collected more than 23.000 names on a petition calling for reinstatement of cap- ital punishment. Trying to determine how the MPs will vote has not been easy. A survey by The Cana- Wins award MISSOULA, MONT. (AP) A Billings ninth grader won a scholarship Saturday in the annual regional oratorical contest of Optimists Interna- tional. Danny Lee Munson. 15, was picked in competition held dur- ing the group's district board meeting. Runners up in the competi- tion were Mike Wasylenko, 16 of Calgary, and David Wilson, 15. of Kalispell, Mont. Four other youngsters com- peted in the regional contest from Montana, Alberta and Saskatchewan. ASSUMPTION ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (LETHBRIDGE) having individual and congregational musical talent, is accepting applications for a MUSIC DIRECTOR fo co-ordinate and direcf these resources in a music program including choir and congregational singing. and salaries are negotiable Apply by end of May Phone 327-8931 Acupuncture methods to be studied SAAMCH (CP) Peter Banks, president elect of both the British and the Canadian Medical Associations, said Sun- day he has no reservations about recommending acupunc- ture as a pain-killer, but he wonders how Canadians will feel about being wide awake during operations. Dr. Banks, who returned Sun- day to his horns in this Van- couver Island community from a four week trip through China, said the 16 man Cana- dian medical delegation talked with a man who "had his head open" while under the in- fluence of nothing more than acupuncture. Canadian medical officials were so impressed with acu- puncture they plan to establish special clinics in Canada to study it under controlled condi- tions, he said, adding that there is a difference between acu- puncture as a method of treat- ment and acupuncture as an anaesthetic. But the group made no defi- nite conclusions about using tlip method as a means of treatment, other that "there is a lot more to it than authori- ties over here had thought in the past." The job of the special clinics will be to evaluate this aspect, he said. Dr. Banks said medical groups in both countries will continue to exchange delega- tions and specialists to expedite the interchange of their respec- tive expertise. Watergate picture distorted NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) The man who says he tended the eavesdropping equipment used last year to monitor calls from Democratic national head- quarters says the public is get- ting a distorted picture of the episode. "They have an idea that this was a very sophisticated oper- ation, but it Alfred C. Baldwin III said in a recent in- terview. The 37-year-old Connecticut native said that while the lead- ership of the surveillance mis- sion had extensive CIA and FBI experience, the job turned out to be a "Katzenjammer Kids" operation. He said he was an i FBI agent for two years. He recalled that one time dur- ing his employment with the Committee to Re-elect the Pres- ident, he was sent to pose as an anti-administration demonstra- tor at an Andrews Air Force base gathering in nearby Mary- land. He wound up being held by guards for questioning when he was the only "demonstrator" to show up. He said he also was directed to a news confer- ence held by anti-war leader Rennie Davis. He returned rath a news release, which was used to prepare a confidential report. The release had been available to anyone, he said. Baldwin said he was assigned to the sensitive bugging job without being checked closely by James W. McCord Jr., the committees security chief and former CIA agent who hired him. Soldier dies in bomb blast BELFAST Brit- ish soldier died in hospital Sun- day night after a bomb ex- plosion in Belfast's Roman Catholic Falls road area. Tliree of his colleagues were badly wounded. Early today one of the three wounded men was critically ill, while the condition of the other two was described by hospital authorities as serious. The dead man was the 32nd full-time soldier to die in North- ern Ireland this year and the 179th to be killed since secta- rian fighting broke out four years ago. In Dublin, six men were due to go on trial today in con- nection with a gun-running in- cident six weeks ago. dian Press in February elicited replies from only 91 of 264 MPs. Forty-four said they would support another five-year par- tial moratorium. Thirty-seven would oppose it and 10 were ei- ther undecided or did not reply directly, indicating they felt the government bill needs amend- ing. Assuming the bill does get into committee, two Liberals- Marcel Prud'homme of Mpn- treal-St. Denis and Jim Fleming of York West, a Toronto rid- they will attempt to have capital punishment out- lawed. They want a life sentence with no parole for at least 25 years. A lifer now is eligible for parole after ip years. The objective is to abolish hanging while appeasing those who fear the consequences of what they describe as a lack of a deterrent. This argument, however, has not been supported by statis- tics; the incidence of killings has not changed appreciably since the moratorium was in- troduced in 1987. death9 bills approved TALLAHASSEE (Reuter) House of Representatives and Senate committees of the Flor- ida stage legislature have ap- proved bills which would permit terminally-ill patients to sign statements authorizing doctors to let them die peacefully. Under terms of the legisla- tion, a doctor would be forbid- den to take "extraordinary arti- ficial steps to preserve life" once a "medically competent" patient has signed such a state- ment. On Friday, the Senate health and rehabilitative services com- mittee modified the Senate mea- sure to permit a patient to change his mind after signing a "mercy death" statement. Weather and road report SL'NRISE SUNSET H L Pre Lcihbridge 74 34 Pin eher Creek 71 35 Medicine Hat.....74 48 Edmonton....... 76 38 Grande Prairie 81' 44 Banff........... 74 32 Calgary........ 72 33 Victoria SO 51 Penticton........ 77 49 Prince George 80 42 Kamloops....... 88 51 Vancouver.......71 52 Saskatoon....... 64 39 Regina 61 30 Winnipeg........54 23 Toronto..........50 33 Ottawa.......... 54 39 Montreal........ 53 40 St. John's........ 54 42 .02 Halifax......... 64 42 Charlottetown 65 40 Fredericton.....62 47 .01 Chicago......... 54 37 .15 New York....... 68 50 Miami.......... 87 75 Los Angeles......65 57 Las Vegas.......95 73 Shot at door KINGSTON, St. Vincent (AP) Acting Attorney-General Ce- cil Rawie, 50, died in hospital here Sunday of gunshot wounds suffered Friday when he opened his front door in reply to a knock. .The motive for the shooting has not been determined. Police are searching the Caribbean island for the killer or killers and are offering a reward of for information. Phoenix.........100 71 Rome..........75 45 Paris.......... 68 50 London ..........59 50 Berlin......... 57 37 Amsterdam.....50 47 Moscow......... 54 41 Stockholm....... 57 46 Lisbon.......... 79 61 Tokyo........... 75 59 FORECAST: Lethbridgc, Medicine Hat, Calgary Today and Tues- Clear. Highs near go. Lows 40-45. Winds SI 5-22 to- day and light Tuesday. Columbia, Kootenay To- day and Tuesday: Sunny and very warm. both days 80 to 85. Lows tonignt 35 to 45. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Fair and warm through Tues- day. Highs today 70s. Lows to- night 35 to 45. "Highs Tuesday 75 to 85. West of Continental Divide- Fair and warm through Tues- day, Highs both days 80s. Lowi tonight 35 to 45. GEHL Forage Harvester The Gehl 600 For Top Qualify Forage See It At... GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Courts Highway Phone 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Lethbndge district are bare and in good driving condition. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, bare and in good driv- ing condition. A 75 per cent loading re- striction been placed cs the following highways: Highway 62 from Magrath to south of the U.S. border. Highway 2, Cardston to the U.S. border. Highway 5, from Magrath to Cardston. PORTS OP ENTRY (Opening and Closing Adea 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Carway 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Chief Mountain Closed; Coutts 24 hours; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; Wild Horse 8 a.m to 5 p.m. ;