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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY HIGH FORECAST SATURDAY 74 The letltbridge Herald ? ? ? ? ? VOL. LXIV - No. 141 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS-26 PAGES �3? Canada, Russ�a cal1 moved for armed forces cut HUNT FOR SLAYING VICTIMS - A trench digger is used in a prune orchard north of Yuba City, Calif., during a search for victims of a machete-style mass murder of transients and farm workers in the area. The 13th of 20 victims found so far was found in this spot. Juan Corona, 37, a farm labor recruiter was charged with 10 of the murders. Farm board legislation lost cause By DAVE McINTOSH OTTAWA (CE) - The government has given up on repeated attempts tc win Commons passage before the summer adjournment of its national farm marketing boards legislation. Informants say the government will not bring the matter before the Commons again until the fall. The Commons plans to adjourn on or about June 30, after approving pay increases for MPs, and return soon after Labor Day, Sept. 7. The government has maintained all along that its marketing legislation provides the best prospect for a peace pact in the chicken-and-egg war-the establishment by some provinces of trade barriers against imports of eggs and broiler chickens from other provinces. Manitoba has sent a test case to the Supreme Court of Canada and a court decision in the matter may come before the Commons is asked to deal with it again. The Conservatives have fought the marketing legislation partly on the grounds that it would take all farm decisions out of Qie hands of farmers and allocate them to bureaucrats. The Conservatives have done fairly well this session in getting the government to change its mind. For instance, the government under furious Conservative fire withdrew a bill to restrict the powers of the auditor-general, Parliament's financial watchdog. It agreed to opposition requests that all legislation and regulations be placed before a parliamentary committee to make sure there is no conflict with basic rights. If this agreement had been reached earlier then it was, the government would have been forced to undergo questioning for all its regulations under the War Measures Act, proclaimed in October and since lifted. Compromise was reached on the government's reorganization bill and it was quickly passed this week. It permits establishment of new ministries of state and appointment of a dozen more parliamentary secretaries and will result won in a minor cabinet shuffle. Bike vs. boat KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - A London adventurer and a San Francisco businessman apparently have won a bicycle vs. steamship race from San Francisco to Ketchikan, Alaska. But don't be surprised if Officials of the P and 0 Lines, owners of the steamship Arcadia, holler foul. Englishman Kenneth Crutchlow and Paxton Beale of San Francisco, the cyclists, arrived here Thursday night approximately 12 hours before the Arcadia was scheduled to dock. But they weren't riding their bicycles. The two flew into the Alaskan city from Prince Rupert, B.C., 90 miles nway. They originally had planned to take a ferry from Prince Rupert to Ketchikan because there are no roads connecting the two cities. But they missed the ferry and took a plane instead. Crutchlow and Beale said they planned to board the Arcadia here to complete the remainder of the trip to Juneau. The race began last Saturday when the Arcadia and the two bicyclists left San Francisco. A spokesman for Beale said the two were to get a free ride home on the Arcadia and $1,500 in cash if they won the race. 8 more bodies dug up  From AP-REUTER YUBA CITY, Calif. (CP) - Eight more bodies of murder victims have been dug up in fruit orchards near here, bringing to 20 the number found along the Feather River, law enforcement officers said. The latest discoveries made this the largest multiple murder case in modern American history. Sheriff Roy Whiteaker said three more bodies were found Thursday afternoon for a total of 15. Later, a Yuba City policeman and a deputy sheriff said the number of bodies rose to-20 as night fell. The sheriff called a news conference for 1 p.m. EDT today. WERE DRIFTERS Whiteaker had said the first 15 bodies were of transient farm workers or drifters ranging in age from 40 to 63. All had been hacked and slashed to death on the back of the head by a machete or similar weapon. Isolated in a Yuba City Jail and charged Wednesday with 10 of the murders was Juan V. Corona, 37, of Yuba City, who 'spent three months in a state mental hospital in 1956. There still was no apparent motive for the macabre slay-ings. The three bodies reported by Whiteaker were in crude, shal-low graves in peach and plum orchards. Officers worked in cool rata Thursday, using a tractor-driven trench-digger, then shovels to find three bodies. Suspected graves have been discovered during general searches by lawmen and farmers in a mile-square area along the Feather River five miles north of Yuba City. Whiteaker described them as "indentations" in the soil. The largest previous multiple murder case was in 1966, when 16 persons were killed in Austin by sniper Charles Whitman shooting from a Texas University tower. Corona, a native of Mexico, has operated a farm labor contracting service off and on for 15 years in Yuba City, collecting crews for ranchers at harvest time. With his wife and four daughters, aged 4 through 8, he lived in a three-year-old, $22,000 tract home. Court documents revealed Corona was confined to a state mental hospital' in 1955. Seen and heard About town    TVATURALIST Wayne Russ-ling getting a super sunburn . . . Faith Sato's future son-in-law Lloyd claiming "only pleasant butterflies" for his upcoming wedding day . . . Terri Jones managing to eat part of a lilac blossom while waiting for a long distance telephone call. OTTAWA (CP) - The 11 guards at Millhaven penitentiary who are to be charged with assault against prisoners have been placed in positions where they will have no direct contact with prisoners, Solicitor-General Jean-Pierre Goyer said Friday. Names of the guards have been withheld so far. Mr. Goyer, replying to Commons questions by John Gilbert (NDP-Toronto Broadview) and Eldon Wociliams (PC-Oalgary North) said he is awaiting the Ontario Provincial Police report that precipitated the charges. The guards would be treated as innocent until proved guilty. Disciplinary action hadn't been taken against them but they Had been moved to other duties pending outcome of the trial. Informed sources said earlier measures would be taken to prevent a situation in which the accused guards would be custodial officers for prisoners who might be' called to testify against them. MAY MOVE PRISONERS Any prisoners who take the witness stand1 also may be moved out of Millhaven during the trial period. Ontario Attorney-General Allen Lawrence announced Thursday the 22 counts of assault against the 11 guards involve eight prisoners transferred to Millhaven from Kingston after a riot in April. Authorities here said the criminal charges are believed to be unprecedented. Normal procedure in such cases is to have an internal investigation followed by disciplinary measures imposed by the federal penitentiaries service itself, rather than a court. This was the case earlier this year when guards at Saskatchewan penitentiary were suspended. Prisoners there said they had been beaten with chains. BELIEVE IN PUNISHMENT Federal prison guards have stoutly resisted thp relatively new philosophy of rehabilitation in prisons rather than punishment OTTAWA (CP) - Canada today joined with the Soviet Union in calling for a reduction of armed forces in Central Europe, and also allied itself with the Soviet plan for a European security conference. A communique issued at the �id of Prime Minister Tru- Death threat for Queen CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) - Queen Elizabeth was reported threatened with assassination Friday by a man purporting to represent the outlawed Irish Republican Army. Essex police massed around Wixoe, where the Queen inaugurated a flood-control scheme. The Cambridge Evening News said it received a telephone call from a man who said: "This call represents the IRA and they wish to state that there will be an attempt to assassinate the Queen this afternoon between Wixoe and Stansted in retaliation against the atrocities of the British troops in Belfast." The royal car covered the route without incident. *There, there, Mitch! Everything's OK now. Daddy's home I* Trudeau returns OTTAWA (CP) - Prime Minister and Mrs. Trudeau arrived back in Ottawa today, ending an 11-day tour of Soviet Russia. "It was just fine," the prime minister said to a group of officials and press who awaited him at the Uplands airport. Mr. Trudeau said he would report on his Rusian trip by taking part in a debate today in the Commons. The debate centres on a Conservative motion on the protocol Mr. Trudeau signed while in Russia. Mr. Trudeau said he had not heard of criticism about the length of his stay in Russian or alleged anti-American talks. Public Works Minister Arthur Laing led the official welcoming delegation. Others at the airport included officials from several embassies including the Russian one. Mars shot set WASHINGTON (AP) - The space agency has scheduled its next planned Mariner spacecraft launch toward Mars for Saturday at 3:21 p.m. MST. If there is reason for a further postmonement of the launch can be delayed until June 4 and still attain its objective of a Mars orbit by Nov. 14, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said. deau's 11-day visit to the Soviet Union said discussions between the two sides had revealed that Canada and the U.S.S.R. hold similar views on a number of international problems. And they were convinced that "good-neighborly relations"-a favorite Soviet expression-correspond to the national interests of Canadian and Soviet peoples end also help safeguard peace. The communique was released for publication while Trudeau was in the air en route back to Ottawa from Leningrad, final stop of his visit, the first ever made to the Soviet Union by a Canadian prime minister. Thursday night, Premier Alexei Kosygin^Trudeau's official host-phoned him from Moscow to say goodbye. Their conversation lasted! 10 minutes, Canadian sources said, with Trudeau telling Kosygin that Canada seriously intends to strengthen its relations with the Soviet Union. FOLLOWS PROTOCOL This would be in accordance with the protocol signed last week in Moscow, calling for a new regime of consultation and collaboration between the two northern neighbors. In the telephone conversation -carried on through an interpreter accompanying Trudeau -the prime minister told Kosygin he hoped to see him soon in Canada. The Soviet head-of-gov-ernment earlier had accepted Trudeau's invitation to visit Canada, though no date has been set. The communique issued today said both sides "support the reduction of armed forces and armaments in areas where the military confrontation is particularly dangerous, and especially in Central Europe." The wording is identical to a passage in a speech made by Communist party boss Leonid , Brezhnev at the Soviet party's 24th congress last March 24, though it omits a preceding reference to the dismantling of foreign military bases. The communique also said Canada and the U.S.S.R. believe detente and stability in Europe would be promoted by a "properly prepared" conference on European security and co-operation, at which both Canada and the United States would be represented. DISCUSSES FORCES CUT Trudeau, the communique said, outlined to Kosygin and Brezhnev the consideration in favor of a mutual and balanced reduction of forces by NATO and the Warsaw Pact. The communique said the Canadian and Soviet governments had confirmed their intention to negotiate a general agreement on cultural, educational and scientific exchanges. There were "favorable opportunities" to increase and diversify trade between the two countries, and the appropriate agencies had been instructed to work out proposals. The possibility of expanded co-operation in. air transport will also be studied. Premier's punching son defending his mother ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) - Premier Joseph Smallwood says his son William was defending his mother when he punched an opposition member in the face in the legislature Thursday night. William, 42, Liberal member for Green Bay, was expelled for one week by a unanimous vote -including the premier's-after he hit William Marshall (PC- Ft. John's East). "Violence is not good, not right ... not proper and it shouldn't be done," the premier said in an interview today. "My son did go across the floor of the house and punch William Marshall in the face. "But then how does a young man sit there and listen to his mother being slandered? Is a young man supposed to sit there and take that?" DEFLECTED SECOND BLOW Mr. Marshall, 35, received at least one blow near the ear. He warded off a second punch with his upraised arm. The incident occurred after he mentioned the premier's wife while reading a list of persons described as slum landlords. The premier said in the interview Mr. Marshall "didn't have to bring in my wife." "She's not in politics, she's a very quiet, retiring woman." WILLIAM SMALLWOOD ... barred front bouse William Smallwood told the house after the incident: "If he attacks her again I will attack him again, either inside or outside the house." The incident was sparked by an article on slum landlords to which Mr. Marshall referred during his speech. Quoting from the first issue of the Alternate Press a tabloid published by eight university students on a $9,600 grant from the federal Opportunities for Youth program, Mr. Marshall said an article in the publication named Mrs. Smallwood as the owner of a house in an older section of downtown St. John's. The article said the rent is "paid monthly at the premier's office." "There's something I'm not going to put up with," William Smallwood shouted and strode across the floor to swing two punches at Mr. Marshall. Harold Collins (PC-Gander), who was sitting nearby, grabbed Mr. Smallwood. Bert Hemmens, the sergeant-at-arms, then took Mr. Small-wood by the arms and escorted him outside. CUPE tees off on Thatcher By MYRON JOHNSON Staff Writer MEDICINE HAT - Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees were challenged to support socialism and Saskatchewan Premier Ross Thatcher was termed a dictator at the annual convention of the Alberta division of CUPE here Thursday. J. F. McMillan,.CUPE's national director of organization, told the 175 delegates that labor legislation in Canada is bad because governments know "we are not prepared to support Socialism and socialist governments. This is one of the greatest weaknesses in CUPE and we must rectify it regardless of whose toes we tramp on." ALBERTA TO FOLLOW Mr. McMillan predicted the Social Credit government in Alberta will implement the same type of "rotten stinking labor legislation" recently introduced in Saskatchewan. "We must get more militant to combat this type of legislation," he said. "We must stop electing people out to cut our throats." The president of the Saskatchewan division Lloyd Jacob son also blasted the Thatcher government's labor legislation. "We are now living under a dictatorship in Saskatchewan," he slid. "Thatcher is a dictator exceeded only by Hitler and Mussolini." He said because of two anti-labor bills that province "free collective bargaining does not exist in Saskatchewan anymore." CUPE should become politically involved, he said, to defeat anti-labor legislation and anti-labor governments. He said the upcoming Saskatchewan election will be fought on the issue of labor courts, which will further restrict labors right to bargain freely, and therefore "we need an all-out effort to defeat Thatcher and his henchmen." Hillspring man killed at crossing William J. Martin, 45, of Hill-spring was killed in a railway crossing accident Thursday on a municipal road two miles southeast of Hillspring, 45 miles southwest of Lethbridge. A tractor, driven by the deceased, was involved in a collision with a CPR train. Coroner M. J. Hodgson of Pincher Creek said there will be no inquest. Govt clamps down in wage dispute EDMONTON (CP) - Premier Harry Strom announced today that the Alberta government will implement by order in council a recommended wage settlement for the province's 13,500 civil servants. 45 die in rail crash WUPPERTAL (AP)-Forty-five persons, most of them school children returning from a study tour, were killed Thursday night in the worst railway accident in West German history. Railway officials said at least 24 others were severely injured when a special two-coach diesel passenger train and a freight train collided on a single - track line between the Wuppertal suburbs of Oberbar-men and Radevormwald. The dead, officials said, included 40 pupils in senior clases of the Radevormwalder junior high school, two teachers, an accompanying chaperon and two rail employees. The classes had been on a study tour of the north German city of Bremen. A spokesman for the prosecutor's office said it was clear human failing was involved. The freight train was on a regularly scheduled run from Radevormwald t o Wuppertal and the passenger coaches headed in the opposite direction when the accident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. The au t h o r i t ie s said the freight tram engineer, wno escaped injury, told them he had taken a sign from a station-master as the signal for the freight train to pull out. Mr. Strom told a news conference he is confident in the acceptance of this settlement since fewer than 6,000 civil servants had voted on recommendations by the three-member mediation board. The mediation award was rejected by a vote of 3,007 to 2,990. The mediation award will add about $9 million to the cost of civil service salaries, the premier said. Total cost of salaries alone was not available but salaries, fringe and other benefits cost the province about $120 million a year. The order In council is to be presented to the cabinet Tuesday. The mediation board had recommended salary increases and benefits ranging between five per cent and 18 per cent on the first year of a two-year contract and a general increase of six per cent in the second year. The larger increases would go to those in the lower salary classifications. Trusts customers SYDNEY, Australia (Reuter) - A leading restaurant here plans to introduce a system by which people pay what they think their meal is worth. "I have great faith in human nature," said the manager. 'Grey death9 threatens village FORNAZZO, Sicily (AP) -Mount Etna's fiery lava devoured another villa on the outskirts of Fornazzo today as fire trucks and a Red Cross motorized column moved up for possible evacuation of the town. Many of the 400 residents of the crossroads village stayed up all night to watch the lava, flowing at times harmlessly into a gulch and at others through vineyards, chestnut trees and farmhouses. The "grey death," as the villagers call it, was flowing freely out of a new crater, two days old. During the night it filled a 100-yard-deep gully in about two hours, crushed or buried the northern most houses of the village, and set more orchards and vineyards afire, widening the expanse of fields already engulfed under millions of tons of lava. Experts said the volcano showed no signs of relenting after 53 days of its worst eruption in almost half a century. ;