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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBKIDGi HbRALD Saturday, May 19, 1973 News in brief Tank spill kills three OROMOCTO, K.B. (CP) Three Canadian Armed Forces servicemen were lulled Friday wiven a Centurion tank over- turned at CFB Gagetown. A spokesman for the defence department identified the dead men as Capt. Pierre Arthur Ploisson, a member of the Royal 22nd Regiment based at 1 Quebec City, WO Roger James May and Cpl. Douglas Edward Holliday, both members of the 8th Canadian Hussars based at CFB Gagetown. The driver, the only other oc cupant of the tank, was identi- fied as Cpl. W. E Stordy of Calgary. He was taken to hos pital suffering shock. Diary of Lieut. Col. G. A. Frencn, Officer Commanding N.W.M. Police 1374. SATURDAY. OCT. Marched at 7. Country fine and pearl-like in appearan.e. Soil good though rather gravelly about the Fife Hills. Nothing in observance of the day to remind of it being Sunday. A high wind in the afternoon and fires burning around us in every direction. Was rather uneasy at one time least we should be caught in fire whilst passing through the woods. SUNDAY, OCT. Left at 7 and made only 9 miles In morning ard had to leave an ax there. On arriving at our evening camping placs found the ground completely burnt all around. I had to issue out the load of hay that we had carried from Qu'Appelle. Tied up all the horses and fed with ray and oats. Wind changed to north today and T feared a change of weather, but so far there is no change except its being a good deal colder. MONDAY. OCTOBER 20th: Started about a.m. Made about 9 miles. Guide appeared to think that n-e would have to make 14 or 15 more to water but found the water was only 8 or 3 miles off. Country burnt In direction, dense masses of smoke in woods to north- ward -Of US. TUESDAY. OCT. Rode on ahead of Force to Pelly and then on to Snake Creek, distance cf 10 miles further. To my horror I found the Barracks in course of erection on top of a hill which was covered with large granite boulders. There were no trees to protect the buildings and these later were strung out in a line fuHy a thousand feet long exposing a full broadside to the north. The ground was burnt up to within 20 feet of the Barracks where it was stopped by Mr. Sutherland's men. Shurtliffs news was still worse that half the hay cut had been burnt, the Hudsons Bay Co. (from whom we might have purchased) losing 300 loads. WEDNESDAY, OCT. It being evident that the whole Force could not be win- tered here I sent a messenger last night and ordered the Farce to halt at any good grass near Fort Pelly, thereof the senior Officers and the doctor and the veterinary surgeon to come on and form a board to enquire into and report on the present situation. Fire raging in weeds close by. Sent some men to assist Mr. Sutherland's men in keeping the fire away from the saw mill. The men report that there are only about 75 ton of hay of a very inferior quality. THURSDAY. Arranged matters at Swan River and rode up to Pelly where D and E troops were encamped. Picked out the best horses and strongest oxen to take with us. Left all surplus stores, drew out across the Assinibcine and camped at the first patch of grass we came to, delayed considerably by cattle breaking away through the brush. A horse of D troop could not be found. One ox lost in the woods but believe it vent to E troop camp. FRIDAY. OCT. Left at 7. When a few miles out met a train of carts v.ith Mounted Police stores for Fort Pelly. loaded with oats and some baggage, ploughs, etc. Tried "to engage some of the carts to cany back some of the oats but failed. I carried my point by buying 3 of the oxen with their carts and harness which I got for S256.00 Met tWD other trains, engaged one man_to furn back with 2 cart loads of oats. A horse No. 276, lost in the wood was found dead, having fallen through a bridge into a creek. SATURDAY, OCT. Started at 7. Wind north, began to rain as we left, rain getting colder as we went along, freezing as it fell in the afternoon, very severe day on horses but kept them moving along as T felt sure it was better for them Arrived at a pond of water about 3 p.m but as there was'no shelter and the country was burnt bare I had to push ahead with fhs guide to look for grass. Found some a mile cut with a small patch of bush. Pitched tents close in the lee, then a line of wagons close up. Let horses sut for 4 or 5 hcurs brought them in about 9 p.m. Gave them all a good feed of oats and hot bran and then an armful of hay off the load d'-awn from Pelly. All the horses were blanketed, kept large fires going all night. SUNDAY, OCT. Horses looking well, although Hie mght was very cold, and snow This day cold and foggy. Made a gcod march. This week concludes our series on The Long March Wast. Next semester we 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. Tha results of our initial research will be in the maal by the end of June. Our newspaper, "99 Years Later" will be available throughout the summer Send 25c to N.W.M P. Project, Hamilton Junior School, Lethbndge, Alberta. Wa offer our CONGRATULATIONS to the students of Hamilton Junior High t1 -y refracing of this trek of the N.W.M.P. SOUTHERN STATIONERS LTD. 316-7th Street South Phone 328-2301 Serenade Conser votive leader Robert Sfanfield claps approval as he is s'erenad- ed in his Ottawa office by a Mennonite c h i I d r en's choir Friday. Later, the children sang for Prime Minister Trudeau and then performed in the rotunda of the Centre Block cf the Parliament Buildings. Veterans not offered any benefit promises Venezuela airliner acked OTTAWA (CP1 Veterans Affairs Minister Daniel MacDo- nalcl listened attentively Friday but made no new promises when pressed in the Commons for improved war veterans' benefits. In fact, he indicated the gov- ernment wilt end one program for veterans next year as planned despite opposition de- i mands it be continued. i Mr. MacDonald. a veteran who lost an arm and a leg in the World. War. said re- __. quests to continue the Veterans _ MERJDA Mrxico !u- Act bevond Ks scheduled jacked _ Venezuelan airimer date M h based on a misunderstanding. The legislation was passed after the Second World War to give veterans financial aid to buy farms, set up commercial fishing businesses or build or improve homes on their return to civilian life. Realizing not all veterans would want th s assistance, Mr. said, the govern- ment also offered so-called re- establishment credits and help after armed leftists command- eered it over Venezuela and forced it to refuel in Curacao and Panama. The pilot of the twin-engine Venezuelan-owned Convair tur- boprop told civil aviation au- thorities ha vas ordered to fly narth to Mexico's Yucatan pen- _ __ insula. presumably a stooping- j MacDonald off pint on the way to Cuba. Airport sources in Panama City said the hijackers, who took aboard 40 box lunches and 60 packs of cigarettes, were armed with hand grenades and at least one sub-machine-gun. land act was not intended as an urban housing program nor a means to help veterans at re- tirement. He reiterated his hope to bring in legislation before the end of the month to raise dis- ability allowances for veterans. An increase was announced in the throne speech Jan. 4. Mr. MacDonald snoke as the House debated a Conservative motion urging the government to "remedy present injustices'" by removing inequities in vari- ous benefit and pension plans The motion, debated on one of several days set aside for oppo- sition business, served only as a vehicle for debate and did not come to a vote. Jack Marshall St. Geprge's-St. Barbe) said the delay in disability allowance in- creases was the main reason for the motion. He urged Mr. MacDonald to fVlow the recommendations of a government-commissioned re- port, which said yearly allow- ances for disabled single veter- ans should bs raised to with married veterans getting 25 per cent more. for university education. Each veteran could qualify for only one of the cations. Most took advantage of the assistance offers, he said. The Air attack probe off in Vietnam Bennett pledges NDP destruction Elevator workers claim conspiracy VANCOUVER (CP) More than 600 grain elevator work- ers here are refusing to work overtime, protesting what they say is a conspiracy by three co- operatives to force a shutdown of Burrard Terminals Ltd. in North Vancouver. The ban started today and the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union is supporting the action. Henry Kancs, vice-president and business representative of Local 333 of the Grain Work- ers' Union, sent a telegram Fri- day asking Justice Minister Otto Lang to investigate the ac- tions of the Alberta Wheat Pool, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and United Grain Growers Ltd. under the terms of the com- bines act. Mr. Kancs accused the coop- eratives of union-breaking. His wire said Burrard term- inals has closed down while 19 ships are waiting to be loaded. The wire read: "We have doc- umented evidence that the pool co-operatives have instructed the retail companies to stop sending cars to Burrard term- inals, effectively reducing the number of operational elevators Ford foundry fined WINDSOR, Ont. (CP) Ford Motors Co. of Canada Ltd. was fined in provincial court Friday for polluting the air. Ford was convicted April 27, more than two years after it was charged with polluting the air around its Windsor foundry. In pass-ing sentence Judge Jo- seph McMahon said Ford was using the court as a "licensing bureau" to permit it to continue breaking the law. for grain export from five to four." William Pollock, accountant for the Alberta Wheat Pool, said the co-operatives have not ganged up on Burrard. "It's just that we do not want our elevators sitting idle while cars destined for us are keep- ing Burrard he said. Lou Kaufman, president of the Longshoremen's local here, said: "To suggest that Burrard is depriving the co-operatives of business when .the harbors are choked with ships waiting to load sounds silly." Communication conference EDMONTON (CP) A con- ference of provincial commun- ications ministers will be held May 31 and June 1 in Calgary, Alberta Telephones Minister Roy Farran announced today. He said the two-day meeting will deal primarily in the ex- change of views and positions on jurisdiction and regulation of commfmications in the prov- inces. New judges OTTAWA (CP) Justice Mindser Otto Lang has an- nounced the appointment of three new judges to the supreme court of Alberta. M. E. Shannon of Calgary and J. C. Cavanagh of Edmonton were named to the trial division while A. F. Moir of Edmonton was appointed to the appellate division. Weather and road report SAIGON CAP) The start of rn investigation into alleged United Stales air attacks in South Vietnam was called off today, and the Viet Cong boy- cotted a meeting of ths four- party Joint Military Commis- sion (JMC) called to make ar- rangements to return the bodies of U.S. dead. The Viet Cong said there have plied that the bodies of scores of Americans who dkd in air crashes may never bs returned because the United States is not meeting its commitments. The United States again de- nied it bombed in South Viet- nam after the ceasefire want into effect Jan. 2G. The Viet Cong announced Fri- day night that the four-nation VANCOUVER (CP> Oppo- sition leader W. A. C. Bennett said Friday night there was a spsce on the Social Credit wel- come mat for msmbers of the New Democratic Party, as well as for Liberals and Conserva- tives. The former premier of Brit- ish Columbia told 800 paying guests at a "free enterprise" banquet that given such an al- liance, "We'll destroy the NDP." The ear-old Social Credit leader said his party lost 16 per cent of its vote in the 1972 elec- tion eight per cent to t h e new U.S. air strides in I International Commission of South Vietnam this week in vio- lation of the ceasefire and im- Field skull identified by RCMP EDMONTON TP) RCMP have identified the skull and bones found in a field 18 miles southeast of here Monday as IPCSC ci a 22-yea man miss- ing since September. Pathologist Dr. R. J. Swal- low completed the identification by matching dental charts. Franz Herbert Schroedl, 41, fourd the skull rrd RCMP tracking dogs uncovered more chewed bones and remnants of clothing scattered over 40 acres of field. S. Sgt. Stan Peddle said today there was no indication of foul play and the body probably was torn apart by wolves, coy- otes or dogs and scattered throughout the bush i Police were withholding the man's name. Corirol and Supervision CICCS) would begin an investigation to- dcy into Viet Cong charges that American bombers have bein attacking Viet Cong zones near the Cambodian border norJi of Saigon. LACKS GUARANTEE But today the Viet Cong spokesman, Capt. Phuong 3S7am, j said the investigation has been postponed because the Saigon government refused to provide 3 Viet Cons liaison team with transportation and a guarantee of safety. Saigon officials were quoted by peacekeeping sources as saying that South Viatnam would bs glad to provide the Viet Cong transportation to Bien Hca if they would agree to deploy and remain at the field site. But the Saigon government said it. was not going to haul the Viet Cong in and out of Saigon to conduct field investigations which should be handled from the regional sites. Too soon to assess fuel crisis MONTEBELLO. Que. Douglas Eraser, -vice-chairman of the National Energy Board, said today it is still too early to determine how Canada will be affected by the energy shortage in the LTnited States. ''We do have a need to act wisely in the presence of the crisis atmosphere overflowing from the United he told a meeting of the Canadian In- stitute of Steel Construction. "To what extent and by what measures Canada can isolate it- self from spill-over effects from the present U.S. situation re- mains to be seen." But Mr. Fraser emphasized there is no supply crisis in Can- ada "and there is no need for Canadians to panic." lie said Canadian energy con- sumption by 1935 will be double the 1970 total and there will be a further doubling by the year 2000. By the end of the century Canadians will be using four times as much energy annually as they used in 1970. Tories and eight per cent to the NDP. "But I welcome them back he said, claiming an ad- ditional three per cent of new members had come from the NDP." s o tonight the Social Credit party in this province is stronger than ever before." Mr. Bennett predicted the NDP would be ousted within three vears. MISTAKES The party leader recounted his many years with Social Credit and listed the seven el- ections which kept him in as premier of the province. Then he added that "a thousand things happened in 1972 the prem- ier made some mistakes and I'm sure his cabinet will agree they did too." But he said the general public made "mistake number one." i He said the Social Credit j party had depended too much on financial donations and not enough on grass roots move- man ts. He said the next leader of the Social Credit party should be in his late 30s or early 40s, with a family, and should be familiar with politics in Canada and abroad. Mr. Bennett's successor will be chosen in November. SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET FARM MINISTERS REJECT MACHINERY PRICE HIKE MODERN INDUSTRIAL RENTALS 1250 UtAve. S. Phone 328-8896 "Industrial and Home Owner Rentals" RUG SHAMPOOERS FLOOR SANDERS RENTAL IS YOUR BEST BUY P.EGINA (CPi ministers of the provinces said today they can- not tolerate increases in prices by the national farm machinery manufacturers. In a statement Issued follow- ing their meeting here, the three ministers Jack Messer of Saskatchewan, Sam UsMw of Manitoba and Hugh Horner of Alberta said they are alarm- ed at recent increases of up to 4.5 per cent in Manitoba with hints of subsequent increases in Other provinces The statement said there is Agriculture i no justification for the increas- three prairie es and the ministers rejected the excuse that higher prices result from recent legislation to protect farmers against poor service, warranty and parts availability. The cost to manufacturers for providing such service already is built into the price struc- ture the ministers said. One reason advanced by the ministers was that the manu- facturers are attempting to cash in on benefits farmers are beginning to get through high- er prices for their products. Atlanta men in custody ATLANTA, Ga. men charged v.ith murdering six members of a south Georgia farm family were in undis- closed jails today, awaiting pre- liminary hearings at the mur- der scene. The Coleman, 26; his half brothers Carl Isaacs. 19. and William Isaacs. 15; and George Dungee, 35, ell of named in murder warrants in the slay- ings of six members of the Ned Alday family in Seminole County. Coleman, Carl Isaacs and Dungee escaped from a min- imum-security Maryland prison May 5. They later were joined by the younger Isaacs. Coleman, under questioning by the FBI in Bluefield, W. Va., near the scene of an all-night chase and the early-morning capture, admitted killing a 19- year-old McConnellsburg, Pa., high school pupil, agents said. II Lftlil.-IJgc ......72 Pincher Creek .73 Edmonton.......67 Banff............63 Calgary..........66 Saskatoon.......69 Regina.........63 Victoria ........64 Prince Rupert 48 Penticton....... 74 Kamloops...... 73 Vancouver 64 Winnipeg........65 Toronto......... 53 Ottawa ..........48 Montreal........54 Chicago..........69 New York.......59 Washington .......65 Miami..........79 Los Angeles......75 Los Vegas........103 Phoenix.........104 Denver..........83 Roma..........84 Paris 72 London.........70 Berlin..........72 Amsterdam .......55 Brussels 75 Madrid..........54 Moscow..........77 Stockholm.......48 New York.......59 Tokyo...........72 Mexico City ......70 L Pre. 43 44 40 41 41' 37 .07 42 48 40 .44 49 47 48 32 30 44 1.00 44 .42 51 .12 45 45 70 59 73 72 51 54 57 52 50 54 45 48 59 39 41 57 57 FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat: Tonight: Mainly clear with light surface winds. Lows near 45. Sunny Saturday with a chance of a late afternoon or evening shower. Occasion- al gusty surface winds. Highs near 75. Outlook for Sunday: Mainly sunny. Little temper- ature change.............. Calgary Tonight: Clearing. Winds becoming light. Lows 40 to 45. Sunny periods Saturday with a chance of afternoon or evening showers. Gusty surface winds. Highs near 70. Outlook for Sunday: Mainly sunny with the chance of an afternoon shower. Little temperature change. Columbia Kootenay Today. Mostly cloudy. Few evening showers continuing overnight. Highs 65. to 75. Sundy. Sunny periods. Highs 65 to 70. Ov- ernight lows lower forties. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy today. Scattered showers and cooler Sunday. Oc- casional gusty winds tonight and Sunday. Highs today 75 to 85. Lows tonight 40s. Highs Sun- day 70s. West of Continental Divide Partly cloudy today. Scattered showers and cooler Sunday. Highs today 75 to 85. Lows to- night 40s. Highs Sunday 70s. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Tel Shlonsky, 73, one of Israel's best known contemporary poets. WILLIAMSON 15 BALE STOOKER Unloads a Weather Tight 15 Bale Stock by Stepping On Trip Latch. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Lethbridge district are bare and in driving condition good Highway I, Trans Canada Highway, bare and in good driv- ing condition. PORTS OP ENTRY (Opening and Closing Aden 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Carway 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Chief Mountain 3 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Coutts 24 hours; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m Kingsgate 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; Wild Horse S a m. to 5 p.m. Logan Pass closed Open June 1, ;