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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE UTHBRIDGE HERAID Tuesday, May 13, 1973 News Isi brief penalty abolished LONDON fAP> The House of Commons voted 253 to 94 Monday to abolish the death penalty in Northern Ireland. William Whitelaw, Britain's administrator in strife-torn Ul- ster, insisted that execution is not an effective deterrent. The anti-hanging majority of 139 was produced on a free vote, with members voting ac- cording to conscience and not on party lines. The maximum penalty now will be life impris- onment. Trudeau aide appointed OTTAWA (CP) Torrance j His new job will be essen- Wylie, 33. former national or- ganizer for the Liberal party tially the same as the one he held for Mr. re- and appointments secretary to sppnsible for "scheduling the Lester Pearson, has been ap-1 prime minister's time." a pointed executive assistant to (spokesman for Mr. Trudeau's Prime Minister Trudeau. i office said. Seeks Liberal leadership TORONTO fCP) Donald M. Deacon, 52-year-old member of the Ontano legislature for York Centre, anounced today he will seek the leadership of the prov- inces Liberal party. A month ago Robert Nixon, 44, and party leader for the last six years, reaffirmed his desire to be replaced. But he appeared to hedge a bit when he said ''I i reserve the right to change my mind." Crime study released NEW YORK (AP) Hiring more police or paying them more won't buy better crime protection, a crime study of the United States' 30 largest cities, released Monday night. The study, conducted by the Council on Municipal Perform- ance a non-profit re- search organization in Manhat- tan, found that cities with more police per capita had higher FBI-reported crime rates than cities with lower per capita po- lice. The study also concluded that an increased police force did not result in significant de- j creases in crime rates reported the following year or year after. Arthur Carol, research direc- tor, said poverty did not seem to affect crime rates. "The federal government measure of poverty, the per- centage of families earning a I low income, is not related to crime he said. Broadcasting right challenged TORONTO (CP) An anti- abortion group it will chal- lenge CTV's right to continue broadcasting because of a film on abortion screened Sunday on the network's public affairs pro- i gram W-5. The film showed Dr. Henry Morgentaler, a Montreal physi- cian who performed the abor- tion. using the new suction abortion method on Petra Hartt, a 26-year-old housewife of Barry's Bay. Ont. Gwen Landolt, vice-president of Alliance for Life, a national organization co-ordinating about 40 anti-abortion groups, said in an interview Monday the pro- gram "made the abortion seem like a tooth extraction when in fact it is a serious operation with considerable implications for the mother." i Ex-FBI i official raps Hoover Calley appeal rejected WASHINGTON (AP) Army. his jail sentence for the 1968 Secretary Robert F. Froehlke massacre of civilians at My turned down Monday an appeal Lai. South Vietnam be reduced from Lient. William Galley that to 17 years from 20. Seamen uprising ended SAN DIEGO. Calif. A three-day uprising by 14 i Honduran seamen aboard a! Greek-owned tanker ended Mon-1 day when the vessel was towed j into harbor here by the coast' guard. The coast guard said the in- cident began when the capiain of the tanker St. Nicholas ra- dioed for help, saying: ''My crew make a revolution." The coast guard sent a cutter to the scene, 250 miles off the coast of southern California, and officers later boarded the Liberian-registered vessel. objects detonated YERNON, B.C. ere four explosions detonated' Monday night as about 85 sol- j diers continued to search a Sec- ond World War mortar range I south of this Okauagan valley j ccmmumty. The explosions came from en objects found since Ca-1 nsdian Forces personnel start- cd the search Hay 4 for po- j tentially dangerous objects. Two others were exploded last weekend. The search was prompted by the deaths of Dwayne Dwilli- msnt, 9. and Bradley, Hanke, 7. two Vemon youngsters who were killed April 8 when a mor- tar bomb they found on the range blew up. MODERN INDUSTRIAL RENTALS 1250 1st Ave. 5. Phone 328-8896 "Industrial and Home Owner Rentals" Rototillers, Lawn Mowen, lawn Combers and Aerators, Fertilizer Spreaders, etc. RENTAL IS YOUR BEST BUY Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Kingston. St. Vincent-Cecil Rawle, 50, acting attorney gen- i eral. of wounds received in shooting by person or persons unknown Friday. WASHINGTON (Reuter) J. Edgcr Hoover's former top as- sistant at the Federal Bureau of Investigation said today his late boss was a "master black- mailer" who was "not of sound mind." Walter Sullivan, assistant di- rector of the FBI until Hoover forced him to retire in October, 1971, told the Los Angeles Times Hocver's undependability was the reason that files of tele- phone taps on reporters and government officials were taken away from the FBI and housed in the White House. Current FBI Directors William Ruckelshaus said Monday the files were found in the safe of former presidential adviser John D. Ehrlichman. Jack Nekson, a Washington correspondent of The Los Ange- les Times, described Sullivan as suggesting in an exclusive inter- view that the files were taken away from Hoover because of a fear that he might use them to blackmail then-attorney-general John Mitchell and other White House possi- bly the president. "I don't specifically remem- ber mentioning tlie Sullivan told Nelson, "but we certainly had the president in mmd" when the files were moved away from Hoover's reach. "That fellow (Hoover) was a master blackmailer and he did it with considerable finesse de- spite the deterioration of his mind. "Hoover wasn't of sound a matter of fact, a high administration official i once said Hoover had been of i unsound mind for the past two j years.'" Leaving Former White House Lawyer John Dean heads for his car followed by a host- of photographers end newsmen after leaving Alexandria National Bank Monday. Dean, who was fired, went to the bank to retrieve some papers from a safety deposit box on the request of a federal judge. Cheaper Manitoba eggs hit market By DAVE BLAIKIE i OTTAWA (CP) Justice; Minister Otto Lang managed to sit on both sides of the capital punishment fence Monday as the Commons renewed debate on whether to extend a partial ban on the death penalty for an- other five years. He said he personally favors abolition of the death penalty because there is no substantial evidence to prove it deters mur- der. But he v as willing to go along j with a proposed partial ban, re- taining hanging for murders of policemen and prison guards, because law enforcement offi- cials believe the death penalty gives them sorna protection. Outside the House, the minis- ter told reporters the partial ban was as far as the govern- ment cou'd go in the political climate that existed when it was first adopted in 19G7. The same was probably true now total abolition would not. be ac- ceptable. The partial ban expired Dec. 29 and legislation to renew it for five years was introduced in January. CABINET SAVED 33 The last executions in Canada occurred in 1962 at the Don Jail in Toronto two men were i banged for murder. Since then j 03 persoas have been saved' from hanging by the cabinet. j Mr. Lang said it would not be i fair to assume that the cabinet will prevent anyone from hang- ing in the future. Commutation to life imprisonment is not an automatic process and he could visualize circumstances in which the cabinet would allow an execution to occur. Grace Maclnnis also an abolitionist, said later Mr. Lang set the proper tone for debating capital punishment. "He endeavored to keep the temperature low.'' She said the debate has shaken the consciences of Cana- lians. Emotions had run so high the public had not been able to look at the issue logi- callv. TRAIL, B.C. (CP) A ship- ment of Manitoba eggs which arrived at this southeast- ern British Columbia commun- ity Monday, went on sale late in the day despite attempts by the British Columbia Egg Mar- keting Board to peraude Win- nipeg egg dealer Bob Feldman to "return to Manitoba, and take his eggs with him." Mr. Feldman accompanied the shipment here after the seizure last month by the board of Manitoba eggs, which cost him The board said the eggs were seiz- ed because they were not pur- chased through one of its li- cenced agents. Part of the truck shipment unloaded Monday went on sale in the Trail Super Value store at for a 2 %-dozen tray. Nearby in the store, B.C.-pro- duced eggs were selling for The remainder of the shipment will likely be distrib- uted among Supst Value stores in Rossland, Nelson, Grand Forks and other West Kootenay centres, a Super Value spokes- man said. The beard sent an inspect- or to the scene, but manager Ed Morgan said the inspector's arrival here was delayed be- cause the board was not con- vinced Mr. Feldtman would "tel- egraph his movements to the media" and board officials were spread throughout the area. But Mr. Morgan added that the board doesn't plan to confis- cate the latest shipment. He said the shipment was too small to affect the price structure of B.C. eggs. is a fundamental issue as I sss said Mr. Feldman. "I am not concerned about the loss of a few thousand dollars in seized eggs. I am much more concerned about having one Canada and not 10 autonomous provinces.'' He was accompanied here by Ross Eamage. an egg produc- er from Baldur, Man., and by Ned Hnilo, plant foreman for Mr. Feldman's company. Mr. Ramage said he would like to keep his eggs coming to the B.C. market. Mr. Morgan said his board attempts to maintain a stable market, which he said is bene- ficial to both producers and consumers, by ensuring all ex- cess eggs are converted to egg powder. He said Manitoba now pro- duces five million eggs more than it requires each week and the excess is shipped by middle- man to other provinces. "We want to persuade Mani- toba to keep its excess eggs and convert them into powder as we Mr. Morgan said. Saigon denies charges SAIGON (AP) The Saigon government issued an official denial today of charges by a Canadian bishop and a law pro- fessor that it is oppressing its opponents. Bishop Guy Belanger of Val- leyfield, Que., and George Le- bel, a law professor at the "Uni- versity of Quebec, told report- ers in Montreal last Friday that after returning from South Viet- nam they have proof that oppo- nents of the Saigon regime are "systematically liquidated." Bishop Belanger and Lebel gave reporters photocopies of a telegram purportedly signed by Col. Nguyen Van Gaiu, whom they identified as commander of the South Vietnamese na- tional police. Weather and road report SUNRISE WEDNESDAY safety standards at fault Brillant, 85. founder Quebec j TT Telephone Ltd. and former rieai'l chairman of Provincial Bank of Canada. Diary of Lieut. Col. G. A, Freonn, Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1874. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7th: Arrived at the Depot at Wood Mountain at 10 a.m. Aranged for the care cf rorne cf our weakest horses for the winter. Purchased the Boundary Comm. Depot and about 8 tons of hay for 3100.00. Also re-purchased the little black mare traded off by Chapman. Started at 5 p.m. Camped 6 miles miles out. 99 years later A souvenir newspaper published by students of TreK '73 is now available. This 12 page publica- tion contains information on events connected with the original march, while a detailed map shows the route west as well as points cf interest plan to film along our journey. Send 25c to N'.W.M.P. Project. Hamilton Junior High School, Leth- bridge, Alberta. Buffalo Chip Buttons also available for 25c each. patient dies ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Donald L. Kiminski, who bad! been the world's second longest living heart transplant patient, died Monday while en route by ambulance from AJpena to Uni- versity of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Hospital officials said Ki- minski, 43. known as the world's most active heart recipient, had been ill lately. Since Dec. 2, 1968, when Ki- minski received a heart trans- plant, he had hunted, fished, danced, raced snowmsobiles and flown an airplane, officials said. WORKS PUBLISHED MOSCOW (AP) A 25-vol- ume collection of works by com- poser Dmitri Shostakovich will be published in Moscow during the next six 3-ears, the Soviet news agency Tass said. Rail accident reports to be made public OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian transport commission (CTC) will reverse a 67-year policy and make public reports on railway accidents, the com- mission announced Monday. A CTC panel has decided that refusal to disclose investigation repot ts has no basis in law and the public has a right to know the circumstances cf accidents. David H. Jones, chairman of the panel from the CTC's rail- w a y transport committee, writes in a 50-page decision: "The families of those in- volved in train wrecks, and who may be killed or injured, do i not, at present, have any way of knowing what happened, be-1 yond what they may be tcld by i the railway company or, in some cases where there is a public inquiry, what they learn from these proceedings." Mr. Jones said the public has the right to know what hap- j psned in train wrecks. We offer our CONGRATULATIONS to the students of Hamilton Junior High retracing of this of the N.YAAA.P, SOUTHERN STATIONERS LTD. 316-7th Street South Phone 328-2301 "Polyfab" The soft luxurious drawer lining of scented cotton. Idea! for living Closets Drawers Shelves, etc. Wipes dust-free, smells fresh and clean. Now Jt OR available in a roll feet for only MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE Gifts Wigs Perfumes COLLEGE MALI PHONE 328-1525 J COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO (AP) Officials and witnesses fcr Sunshine Mining Co., main- tain the fire which killed 01 miners near Kellogg May 2, 1572, was not caused by spon- taneous combustion. At the sime time, a depart- rucnt cf the inferior official the high numbsr of deaths in the lire were ''a direct result of inadequate safety standards and industry wide poor safety practices The comments came Monday during a renewed public hear- ing on the fire. Bernard Lewis. Pitts- burg, Pa president of Corn- bus-lion and Explosives Re- siorch, Inc., and John Knise- Icy, Norln Bend, Wash., chemi- cal engineer, countered the U.S. Bureau of Mine's final le- rcport which said spontaneous combustion cf refuse near scrap timber probably caused the fire. Lewis and Kniseley said tjm- peratures in the Sunshine Mine never gst high enough to cause spontaneous combus'jo.i. For spontaneous combustion to oc- cur, temperatures would to be as high as 250 degrees fcr a "prolonged period of Lewis said. "However, it was rare for temperatures to ever reach higher than 100 degrees in the he said. Both witnesses speculated the mine fire was a "fuel rich" fire, burning a large amount of fuel in a small amount of oxygen. said such a fire bums "extremely hot and at a rapid rate and off a great amount of c.irbon monoxide." All 91 miners who died in the mine fire reportedly died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Jamrs M. Day, director cf the U.S. department cf inter- ior's officeof hearings and ap- psals, in a preliminary report on the mini; fire, said "a large I number of deaths and the mag- nitude cf the disaster are a di- rest result of inadequate safety i stf.ndards, industry wise pool- safety practices, and lack of training of miners in the event of disaster." Day's report continued, "not only are some safety standards inadequate, but they have been idi'Uled and rendered ineffec- tive by interpretaiion.'1 Escaped prisoners recaptured EDMONTON (CP) Two Edmonton men who escaped from Fort Saskatchewan pro- vincial jail Thursday night have been in Pen- tictoei, B.C., RCMP said here today. Randolph John 20, and Ra'ph Albert McCalla. 17, were arrested Sunday mor- ning. They were to appear in court at Pentictqn today on charges of breaking, entering ana theft. They escaped w it'i Ronald Anderson, 18. cf Iron River, who was recaptured Fri- day in Hinton, Alta. Anderson was serving a four- month term, Bodner a 20- month sentence and McCalla terms cf five months and three weeks consecutively. They es- caped by removing a skylight to climb to the roof, then using j ladders to reach ground level. SUNSET Lptli bridge .._ Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Frame Barff Calgary Victoria Pcnticton Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon Regina Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa Montreal St. Jc'bn's Halifax Fredericton Charlottetown Chicago New York Miami Los Angeles Las Vegas Phoenix Rome ........72 43 Paivs........... 70 46 London......... 59 46 Berlin.......... 52 41 Amsterdam..... 48 45 Moscow......... 61 50 Stockholm.....59 45 Tokyo ........78 57 FORECAST: Lethbridgc Medicine Hat- j Calgary Today and Wed- nesday: Sunny. Highs both tiays 80-85. -Lows 45-50. Columbia Kootenay Today and Wednesday sunny and very worm. Highs today and Wed- nesday mid 80s. Lows tonight 40 to "45. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Fair and warmer today. Part- ly cloudy tonight and Wednes- day. Cooler northeast portion Wednesday. Highs today and [Wednesday 75 to 85. Lows to- j night mostly 40s. West of Continental Divide Sunny and hot today and Wed- nesday. Isolated after noon thunder showers Wednesday. Highs today and Wednesday 80 to 90. Lows tonight mostly 40s. FAiRVIEW GREENHOUSE AND NURSERY 40! 43re) ST IETHBRIQGE TH 328-2 193 FOR ALL YOUR LANDSCAPE REQUIREMENTS: O Shade Trees Evergreens ft Shrubs 9 O Geraniums Bedding Plants Strawberry Plan's Pent Moss, etc. OPEN DAILY 8 A.M. TO 8 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH SUNDAY Help rid your cattle of lice, flies, and other annoying insects. Use The Original "OLD SCRATCH" CATTLE SCRATCHER GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY Ph. 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Letbbridge district are bare and in good i driving condition. Highway 3. Trans Canada Highway, bare and in good driv- ing condition. A 75 per cent loading re- striction has been placed on 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. FORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Aden 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 8 p.m.; Kingsgate 2-1 hours; Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; Wild Hcrso 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;