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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IITHBR1DGE HERAID Thursday, May 17, 1973 News in brief Buddhists mark anniversary SAIGON (Reuter) The an- niversary of the Budda's birth- day today saw South Vietnam's Buddhists united for the first time in seven years. Leaders of the country's more than 10 million Buddhists said they have settled their differ- ences to work for a peaceful settlement in South Vietnam. I At a midnight ceremony [around a 50-foot plastic lotus in Saigon's Nga Bay I Square, chief monks from the i Uvc main Buddhist i militant An Quang faction and the moderate Unified Buddhist together for the i first time since 1966. INixoii visit confirmed LIMA, Peru (Reuter) United States State Secretary William Rogers confirmed here Wednesday that President Nixon plans to visit Latin America late this year or early next. Rogers was speaking at a r.ews conference. He leaves Pfru today for Colombia on the fifth stage of his Latin Ameri- can tour. Rogers had meetings Wednes- day -with president Juan Ve- las'co Alvarado, convalescing after a leg Foreign Minister Miguel De La Flor Valle, and other officials. Earthen dam hursts JHEBER CITY. Utah iAP> ;the dam burst warning j An earthen dam holding back a about 11 p.m. EDT. j reservoir east of here broke i He said there were no evac- Wednesday night and ssnt v.a- unticr.s, but ''I'd say there was ter down a canyon toward 30 or up to two feet cf water in some 40 homes, the Utah highway pa- of those homes.'" i trol said. He said no injuries were im- Trooper Richard Henning said mediately reported. Workers favor IWA Turner promises data on corporate tax cuts PORT ALBERNI. B.C. (CP) Workers at Macmillan Bloe- ricl Ltd.'s Somass division here voted Wednesday to remain vith the International Wo3d- v.orfcers of America, rather than switch to the Pulp and Paper Workers of Canada. The vote marked the first i time in recent years that the j PPWC has tried to gain cer-, tification for a large mill. The i 6.500-member union won tteae i certification votes last week in j Xanaimo and Ladysmith, both on Vancouver Island, gaining 500 workers. Fuel supplies stretched SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Seme gas-short Spokane ser- vice stations are closing early and limiting customers to 10 to stretch fuel supplies. The latest moves follow an earlier announced new quota system set up by major pe- troleum producers. Preparing a protest Chuck Worley, 55, of Cedaridge, Colo., unloads one of several protest signs from his van Wednesday. Worley was the first of TOO expected demonstrators about 23 miles from the site of Project Rio Blanco, an underground nuclear detonation of three 30-kilo- ton devices Thursday. He feared that the would cause harmful effects, but project organizers deny that such effects would occur. Oil sands reserves factor in world energy situation PE to seek >vage adjustments TRAIL. B.C. 'CP) A Cana- dian Union of Public Employ- ees spokesman said Wednesday CUPE plans to ask all school Districts in the east and west Kootenays to negotiate an ad- justment of salaries for about 400 clerical, janitorial and maintenance employees. Aubrey Burton said the re- quest is prompted by recent (municipal contract settlements negotiated by the union in the Koctaiays and school district contracts negotiated in other parts of the province. EDMONTON (CP) Mas- sive reserves in the Athabasca oil sands in northeas.ern Al- berta are becoming a major factor in dealing with the world energy crisis. Premier P e t er Louglieed said Wednesday. Louglieed. who recently returned from an energy con- I Terence in Sweden, told report- 'ers the word is valid to describe the world energy situation. He said he talked about the potential of the oil sands, adding it would be in the I interests of energy consuming nations to "perhaps pay more attention to development of the tar sands." The province does not want an inflexible long term oil sands development policy "that commits us either on i royalty rate, public participa- tion or terms of reference that tie our hands on the tar sards." Preferring the term Alberta oil sands, instead of Atha- basca, the premier said there Gandhi to -sit Canadian cities OTTAWA (CP) India's dhi is expected to be in Ottawa 7 to 19. will then visit Toronto prime minister, Indira Gandhi, jLme will visit six cities during her seven-day tour of Canada in June, the external affairs de-, Md Niagara Falls region on partment announced Wednes-1 June 20, travel to Montreal day. June 21 and then tour Van- Details of the visit still have j couver and Victoria June 22 to to be arranged, but Mrs. Gan-1 24. Deaths By TUT CANADIAN PRESS j well known throughout the Ca- nadian paper and fibreboard in- Brown, 79, j dustry. Allstate to quit B.C. operations VANCOUVER (CP) All- state insurance is phasing out month, and said the govern-1 will have to start proud-I will be no problem finding the capital required for develop- ment. The main factors in de- velopment will be the assur- ance of markets for synthetic i crude from the sands, lack of interference by government regulations and refinement of the oil-extraction process. The premier said the pre- vious government's oil sands policy designed to carefully control oil sands development so as not to jeopardize the con- ventional oil industry in Al- berta was valid at the time, but now is outdated because of the world energy situation. Mr. Lougheed did not see oil sands development s 1 o wing i down conventional oil explora- j tion because an "oil discovery of major Tnagnitude can easily fit wiih full expansion of tar sands development. OTTAWA Finance Minister John Turner promised the Com- mons Wednesday he will in- troduce the budgetary measures dealing with the controversial corporate tax cuts and "bring them to a conclusion" before the summer recess, tentatively scheduled to start June 30. Next week Mr. Turner will in- troduce the ways and means motion preceding the in- troduction cf his omnibus in- come tax bill that will include the corporate tax cut prov- sions, it was learned from in- formed sources Thursday. The minister will then be in a position next week to introduce his long-awaited legislaton which could decide the fate of Two killed in police station blast MILAN. Italy (API A bomb exploded at the entrance to the central police headquar- ters in Milan today as Interior Minister Mariano Rumor drove out of the building. The ex- plosion killed two persons and injured dozens, but Rumor was not hurt. The area was crowded with officials commemorating the murder a year ago of Luigi Calabresi, the head of the Milan political police. The bomb was thrown into a crowd of officials, police and passersby but missed the minis- ter's car by several yards. The explosion rocked the downtown area of Milan, Italy's commercial capital. Calabresi was shot May 17, 1972, in front of his house as he left for his office. At the time he was investigating a number of ultra-leftist organization. its British Columbia operations j ing some form of interim, in-1 and will wri.e no new auto orisurance before March 1. ''or1 Diary of Lieut. Col. G. A. Frenon, Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1374. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9th: Started out the wagons ready for repacking, Got my letters. Carvell with the main body arrived at 3 p.m. Arranged stores for transpo-t. leaving s'Ome wagons and gear to be removed to Wcorl Mountain, also 6 horses, one ether being there already. The main force suffered from scarcity of water one OY was left a short distance behind and the men sent back to water him and fetch him in have not yet returned, although they are quite close to the camp this morning. Took in all the hay we could carrv carts and wagons. The IRA scorn royal visit possibilities BELFAST (Reuter) wings of the outlawed Irifn publican Army today poured i scorn on the Queen's hopes that j it would be possible for mem-' to" takTsuchT step" since "the government "to Royal Family to pay XDP proceeded with legisla- in a smooth transi- J to trouoled North- tion setting up its auto and i tion to government insurance. em lreland- any other type of insurance in B.C. after May 31. the com- pany announced Wednes- day night. The company will renew its customers' car insurance poli- cies as they become due, up to Msrch 1, 1974, the date sched- uled for the introduction of the NDP government's monopoly car insuranc; scheme. Allstate is the fiL'h company else a lot of people will be driv- ing without insurance.'' The warning came from Al- bert Warrick. chairman of the aavisory committee of the In- surance Bureau of Canada, a major group of auto insurance companies. He said the re- maining companies will not be sble to handle the business left behind by the vacating compa- nies, despite Both Gas pipeline application expected OTTAWA (CP) Energy Minister Donald Macdonald says ''there is reason to be- lieve" an application to build a gas pipeline along the Mack- enzie Valley route will be made in the fourth quarter of this year, but there is no move for an oil pipeline. Replying to Commons' ques- tions Wednesday, he said miliion studies undertaken into feasibility of the northern pipe- Ine relate to both gas and oil. He told John Fraser Vancouver-South) the federal government still considers a Mackenzie Valley pipeline the best method of moving northern cil to the south. But the sugges- tion by the British Columbia government for a pipeline-rail- w a y system through the Yukon and B.C. is being stud- ied. the Liberal minority govern- ment. The crunch will come when the New Democratic Party and many members of the Progres- sive Conservative party vote against the corporate tax cut provision ot the bill. Both oppo- sition leaders have said they will oppose the measure in its present form. Progressive Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield has of- fered a compromise however. He has said his party would be prepared to support the corpo- rate tax cuts if Mr. Turner agrees to impose a one-year limitation. This Mr. Turner has flatly rejected. A tactical decision has been made, it is understood, to in- troduce the .corporate tax cut as one section of one big taxation bill. That same bill would in- corporate other sections in- cluding one providing for the five per cent personal income tax reduction with its min- imum and maximum ceil- ing and the indexing system to counter the impact of inflation on taxation. Mr. Turner was to get formal cabinet approval Thursday for the one big taxation bill pro- posal. Some members of the government have argued in fa- vour of bringing forward indi- vidual bills rather than one in- come taxation bill. NDP House Leader Stanley Knowles outside the house Wednesday said the NDP is not wavering in its determination to vote against the corporate tax provisions of the February budget despite rumours to the contrary. He said the party's position has not changed. If the minister proceeds with his plan to introduce one big bill on the corporate and per- sonal income tax provisions it is possible that the NDP and P.C.'s might combine to defeat the measure on second reading. If it passed second reading the Tories or NDP might move to delete the section dealing with against the corporate tax cuts. Whatever happens it is clear the Liberal government is head- ing into a tension-packed period in the House. But most Liberals are confident the measure will pass. They appear to be coun- ting on the Conservatives not presenting a united front against the corporate tax cus. G. W. Baldwin, Progressive Conservative house leader, in the Commons Wednesday, asked the finance minister to settle the doubts which exist in the country and the business com- muniy. He asked if Mr. Turner would "assure the house that it is his intention to introduce the measures dealing with the cor- porate tax cuts and bring them to a conclusion before the sum- mer -Mr. Turner replied, "I believe I can give the honorable gentle- man that assurance and I would be interested in the assurance of his leader as to how he is going to deal with it." Police charge arsonist with warehouse fire EDMONTON (CP) Ronald Freisen, 19, of Edmonton, was charged witii arson today in connection with a fire which destroyed a furniture ware- house and an adjoining vacant house in downtown Edmonton early this morning. Police said damages from the fire, which lasted for three hours and started around mid- night Wednesday night, amounted to Firemen said an elderly man was overcome by smoke and one fireman was slightly injur- ed while fighting the blaze en- gulfing the National Home Furniture warehouse. GEN E R At II! PRESENTS JTHE Weather and road report general insurance corpora- tions. A spokesman for the insur- ance industry said Wednesday the exodus cf companies pro- viding car insurance will be- come ''an avalanche'' within a [More bombs found at The four other insurance firms which already have left B.C. were iden ified by Mr. Warrick as Canadian Home In- surance Company of Montreal, Global Genera] Insurance Co. of Toronto, Home Insurance Co. of New York, and Co-op Firp and Casualty of Regina. Allstate is 25 per cent owned by and 75 per A spokesman for the IRA's Provisional wing said: "We do not want any person here who represents Britain at the present time when her army of occupation is in Northern Ire- land." But he said the Provisional would in no way attempt to harm the Queen and said that she be welcome to pay a visit "when we have a repub- Death penalty urged for drug traffickers firing range VERNON, B C. (CP) Armv searchers detonated several bombs here Wednesday in- i cent owied by Allstate Insur- i arce Co. of Illinois, which in turn is a u holly owned sub- jsld'ary of S.ars-Roabuck of the was a 32-county Irish only then.'1 lie." T'-ie IRA's Official wing said: ''We would invite her if there Repub- distance made by the main body from the Boundary Comm. eluding a powerful a'nti-tank Rd. morning cf the 6th to Cripple Camp 72'2, To crossing of Creek where we moved in afternoon 6'v This week concludes our series on The Long March West. Xext semester we hope to publish a booklet contrasting the route of today with the one followed by the original force. In the meantime those who wish may continue to order biographies. The results of our initial research will be in the mail by the end of June. Our newspaper, "99 Years Later" will be available throughout the summer. Snnd 25c to N.W.M.P. Project Hamilton Junior High School Let lib ridge. Alberta We offer our CONGRATULATIONS to the students of Hamilton Junior High on the retracing of this trek of the N.W.M.P. SOUTHERN STATIONERS LTD. 316-7th Street South Phone 328-2301 bomb, during their continuing sweep of the Second World War firing range near this Okanagan Valley community. The soldiers closed off part of a nearby highway and evac- uated 23 mobilp homes and other nearby residents before exploding the anti-tank bomb. A spokesman said it con- tained 32'i pounds of high ex- plosives. When i1 went off, a second bomb buried beneath the origi- nal also exploded but a Cana- dian Forces spokesman said there was no damage to the nearby dwellings. Three smoke bombs were detonated a half-hour later and the blast from one of them un- covered a cache of 15 other smoke bombs buried in the ground. The search of the range fol- lowed the deaths Ann] a of two Jury rides speed factor in Werry highway death EDMONTON (CP) A cor- oner's jury ruled Wednesday that Alberta cabinet minister Len Werry was travelling fast- er than what would be consid- ered safe because of poor road conditions when he was killed in a highway accident earlier 11m yLar. Mr. Werry, minister of tele- phones and utilities, killed Fc-h. 25 when his car collided with a semi trailer truck on a slippery curve on Highway 16, about 10 miles of Edson in v.est-central Alberta. The jury also ruled that curves on the highway should be straightened as soon as pos- sible and the speed limit on the stretch where the accident oc- curred should be lowered by Vcrnon youngsters whn had fi' c to 35 milr.s per hour fouml a mortar bomb on the an interim measure until range. (the curves are fixed, The recommendations apply to a section of the highway slarting 25 miles east of Edson and continuing into Edson. There are a number of sharp curves. ROAD SLIPPERY Cpl. R. E. LinWell of RCMP highway patrol at Ed- son said the road surface was "extremely s'ippery" at the time of the accident Speed limit for the 25 miles east of Edson is posted at 60 miles per hour and the corner where the accident occurred has a recommended speed limit of 45. Police evidence showed that Mr. Worry's car was three to four feet over the centre line at the point of impact. His car .struck tihe dual driving wheels of the tractor unit, then tin? of the semi-trailer, NANAIMO. B.C. (CP) The Nanaimo Chamber of Com- merce has asked the federal government to institute the death penalty for trafficking in "hard" drags, especially her- oin. In a brief, the chamber says that under present laws the po- lice are almost powerless to prevent drug sales. It asks for special drug squads on small- town police forces with per- manent search warrants and the right to tap the telephones of known heroin traffickers. Persons convicted of traffick- ing in heroin should not be granted bail, suspended s e n- tence or probationary sen- tences, and traffickers who are not addicte but who are repeat- edly convicted should be put to death or jailed for 25 years, the brief says. Heroin addicts who appear in court should be subject to com- pulsory hospitalization for treat- ment. SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H Letlibridge ......85 Pinrher Creek .79 Medicine Hat.....87 Edmonton 81 Grande Prairie 74 Banff...........74 Calgary......... 81 Victoria ......69 Peaiticton 87 Prince George .72 Kcmlocps.......86 Vancouver.......70 Regina 73 Winnipeg......60 Toroclo..........65 Ottawa..........63 Montreal.......64 St. John's........56 Halifax ..........55 Charlcttetown Fiederic.on Chicago..... New York Miami Lcs Angeles Las Vegas Phoenix..... Rome Paris..... Berlin Amsterdam 51 52 59 67 86 72 94 97 79 68 36 52 Brussels.........68 L Pre. 45 60 57 45 41 41 55 47 50 41 51 52 53 45 39 32 .13 41 .04 50 39 .38 39 36 .18 43 .38 36 51 65 53 65 71 52 52 61 48 46 I Madrid..........81 61 Moscow..........66 50 41 Mexico City......79 54 Tokyo...........66 61 FORECAST: Lethbridge Today: Sun- ny. West winds gusting to 40- Highs today and Friday near 80. Lows noar 50. Calgary-Medicine TIat To- day and Friday: Mainly sun- ny. Strong west winds. Highs naar 80 today and Friday. Lows 45-50. Columbia Kootcnay Today: Mainly sunny and warm. Fri- day: Sunny with cloudy inter- vals. Isolated afternoon show- ers. Highs today 80 to 85. Lows tonight 40 to 45. Highs Friday 75 to 80. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy through Friday. Widely scattered showers and a little cooler Friday. Highs to- day 80s. Lows tonight 40s. Highs Friday 70s. Northwest 75 to 85 i east and south. I West of Continental Divide Parly cloudy Widely scattered showers and a little cooler Friday. Highs today to 85. Lows tonght 40s. Highs Friday 70s. Black eleclecl church leader OMAHA, Neb. (Reuter) Rev. CUnto M. Marsh of Omaha will head the 185th general as- sembly of the United Presby- terian Church of the United States. Marsh, a black, was elected moderator yesterday. One of the four other candidates was Rev. Eugene Carson Blake, retired general secretary of (he World Council Churches, 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 Lethbridge district are bare and in good driving condition. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, bare and in good driv- ing condition. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Aden 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Carway 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Chief Mountain 3 a.in. lo 6 p.m.; Coutts 24 hours; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Kingsgatp 24 hours; Porthill Rykerls 8 a.m. to midnight; Wild Horse B a.m., to 5 p.m. Logan Pass dosed Open June i. ;