Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXVII 140 TUESDAY. MAY 1974 10 Cents 48 Pages BILL GRQENEN photo Treasure finder Gordon metal detector and some of the loot. One's loss another's hobby By MICHAEL ROGERS Herald staff writer Coin collecting is a popular hobby and there are many ways to build a collection. But Gordon an industrial arts instructor from has a kind of unique method of coin collecting he uses a metal detector that will find metal objects buried up to six inches underground. Looking much like a soldier carefullv making his way through a mine field. Mr. Rice treads slowly through Gait Gardens searching mainly for lost coins. Since he purchased the detector he has found more than 2.000 coins. Among the oldest were a 1907 King Edward VII penny and a 1905 quarter. haven't had any of the coins priced so I don't know whether they are worth anything or not. But I do this just as a hobby and I'll probably keep most of them Mr Rice said. The detector makes a constant sound similar to a siren and the frequency increases when it is over metal. detector is a differentiator and will stop humming if it is over something like a bottle cap or silver paper so I don't have to waste time digging for he said.- He uses a set of ear phones to listen to the frequency of the detector and a screwdriver to probe the ground when the detector tells him there is something to be found Coins aren't all Mr Rice finds with his metal detector. His collection includes pocket high school a button from a police tunic and even a pipe wrench. How does someone get intersted in using this method of coin In Gordon Rice's case it. happened about a year and a half ago while he was recuperating from a neck injury. bought the metal detector from a friend and began using it on boulevards and around bus stops while recovering from my he said. He said he became interested in it as a hobby because ot the things he was finding. Mr. Rice can be found in Gait Gardens every night and afternoons on weekends searching for coins and other treasures. I'll go for about an hour and other times I may spend three or four hours. It depends how much free time I he said. Occasionally he still searches around bus boulevards and sometimes even peoples front lawns but his main spot is Gait Gardens. summer I plan to try my hand at prospecting for by using the detector and a miniature Mr Rice said. Collapse of Ulster gov't called tragedy Kissinger running 6final lap' From REUTER-AP JERUSALEM U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissin- ger postponed his return to Washington again today to make final back to Damascus in his month-long effort to win a troop-dis- engagement agreement between Israel and Syria. Kissinger had said he would not return to the Syrian capital but changed his mind and flew to Damascus after meeting with Israeli officials. Kissinger told correspondents of his decision after spending more than two hours with Israeli Primfe Minister Golda Foreign Minister Abba Eban and Defence Minister Moshe Dayan on the results of a five- hour Israeli cabinet meeting on the issue. just thought having carried every previous Israeli clarification and view to Dam- I should do the final lap he said. owe it to everything that both sides have put into it to make the effort He said he intends to be back in Jerusalem tonight. He refused all speculation on the chances on pulling oft the agreement. it had been in- tended that State Under- secretary Joseph Sisco would go to Damascus with the Israeli decision and bring back the Syrian but Sisoo would have had no mediating power. Since Kissinger has chosen to go it seems that there may be matters he considers may still have to be negotiated. NINE DIE SN BLAST From AP-REUTER Italy A bomb exploded at an anti-Fas- cist rally killing nine persons and wounding offi- cials said. The apparently a time went off among several thousand persons packing a central city square. The organized by an anti-Fascist coin- cided with a four-hour strike called by local trade unions. Mayor Piero who was standing on the speakers' plat- form at tRe heard a terrible roar at the bottom of the square but couldn't see clearly what was Interior Minister Emilio Ta- viani sent Police Chief Zanda Loy to Brescia to lead the in- vestigation. Pipeline builders want talk with Indians Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Canadian Arctic Gas Pipeline proponents of the Mackenzie Valley gas are prepared to negotiate a land settlement for pipeline right- of-way with the native peoples who claim to own the affected even before the land ownership question is legally settled with the federal About town Fort Macleod town secretary Roy White asking if the secretariat in Ottawa is a horse Al Stanford slopping in his seeing his neighbors planting flowers while bundled up in winter the president of the pipeline consortium said here Monday. Under such a Canadian Arctic Gas would negotiate a settlement with the native peoples on the assumption they were the owners and then place the agreed-to sums of money in escrow until the legal owners of the affected land were V.L. Horte said in an interview. He noted that if the Mack- enzie Valley gas pipeline is in fact determined to be the public this carries with it the right to cross public and private no matter who the owner is. The pipeline he would then negotiate with each landowner whose land will be crossed. And to the extent agreements can't be there are provisions under the law In snrli rasps followed by if needed. The implication of the two related issues raised by Horte are that the native peoples might in fact get a better deal from the pipeline consortium if they came to an agreement with the consortium before the land ownership question is in fact legally settled. Once it is the pipeline if given the go-ahead by could treat the native land owners in the same way land owners are treated in the south. Mr. Horte said the official position of the consortium is that there should be a settlement on the land ownership question soon as and that the pipeline should not be held-up by ownership problems. On the subject of the prob- lems of Canadian equity own- ership of the proposed still believes all of the million equity required for Canadian control can be raised without need for government investment. He suggested one way to ac- complish this would be to allow the Canadian gas and pipeline utilities to include such a huge investment their rate base so they could earn on it and charge their customers on Such an investment would increase the rate base of participating companies by only about 10 he said. Trans-Canada Pipe Lines Ltd. invested about miilion in its facility expansion in the past two he so it's not that big an investment. 'IRS harassed enemies' WASHINGTON Special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski said today he has evidence that the White House instructed the Internal Revenue Service to audit or otherwise harass political including former Democratic party chairman Lawrence O'Brien. Jaworski said in papers filnH with 11 Q CVinrl thai a discussion of those matters was withheld by the White House from a tape recording turned over to the Watergate grand jury on a claim it was to Watergate The privilege on 15V2 minutes of a tape recording of Sept was upheld by 11 S District JudRp John l.-tsl vpar From AP-REUTER BELFAST Northern Ireland's executive of moderate Protestants and Roman Catholics collapsed toppled by a two-week general strike of Protestant militants who refused to retreat before the British army. Brian head of the 11-man executive and six other Protestant moderates in his administration quit after the British government representative in Northern Ireland refused to let them talk with the strikers. are not prepared to see our country paralysed and to see our people Faulkner said in a resignation statement is what would have happened if this strike Roman Cath'olic members of the who had threatened to quit last week before British troops were brought in to break the did not formally resign. But a British government statement said the executive cannot continue without the Protestant and added that there now no statutory basis for the Northern Ireland CLEAR VICTORY Its fall was a clear victory lor the striking militants who had demanded the end of power sharing with Roman Catholics and the scrapping of an agreement for closer relations with the largely Roman Catholic Irish republic to the south. Some political observers said Uiey feel the strike now will end. But others said that may depend on the next move ot Prime Minister Harold Wilson's government in London. Wilson has two alternatives. He can ask his minister in Northern Merlyn to try to set up a stopgap administration or Wilson can formally declare the re-introduction ol direct rule from London Garret foreign minister of the Irish said the collapse of the North- ern administration is and that there is no for the but a return to direct rule of Ulster from London. William a leading Protestant politician who strongly backed the had said it will probably be called off if direct rule is re- introduced since that is a goal of the strikers. A statement issued from Rees's office said he received and accepted the resignation of Mr. Brian the chief executive together with those of the Unionist members of the Northern Ireland The statement said arrange- ments will be made for contin- ued administration and that Rees responsible for the preservation of law and Premier to see Raymond Home 'Good shot. By AL SCARTH Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Premier Peter Lougheed will make a personal inspection of a Raymond nursing home which has been the centre of controversy recently. Mr. Lougheed and his health Neil will tour the home June The Herald has learned. They will also tour a mental health facility in Claresholm. Officials of the department of health and social development will join the tour. The premier has decided not to include a visit to a Pincher Creek Hospital in the tour. A spokesman said Mr Crawiord has visited the hospital and is now compiling a study of expansion problems which are worrying the town. He said the problem was entirely outside the mental health field which was another reason for leaving it out. A luncheon meeting is being arranged with Lethbridge city council to discuss water use problems in Southern Alberta as irrigation agriculture expands. That meeting will follow visit to the Raymond home and a meeting Inside Classified.......20-24 Comics............18 Comment District............15 Family Local Markels..........19 Theatres ...........7 TV.................6 Weather ..........3 LOW TONIGHT HIGH WED. COOL. Coleman workers strike for wages Coieman town employees walked out at 6 a.m. today after negotiations broke down over leaving the town witlrout municipal services. The nine employees wanted parity with municipal employees in because it is in the same coal area of the Crowsnest Pass. Representatives of the Canadian Union of Public Employees said the town's offer would have given laborers in Coleman an compared with an hour for municipal laborers in Sparwood. The basic rate for the mine workers is the same in both said the union. Harley a Calgary- based' CUPE field- representative said emergency services would be provided. Mayor John Holyk said a last offer by the town May 27 was a 20-pcr-cent increase retroactive to Jan. a 10-per- rent increase Jan 1 1975 and a cosi-of-living clause in the two-year agreement. The strike involves workers employed by the Town of the Coleman Gas Co. and the Coleman Light and Water Co. with Raymond Mayor Bob Graham. The Claresholm visit is slated for the afternoon. main reason for the trip is the premier's concern for mentally handicapped and retarded a spokesman said Monday. The geriatric home for women has been criticized recently by two former patients and a volunteer mental healtii worker. The premier will also be discussing a proposal for a huge ammonia plant slated for the with Raymond officials. At the Lethbridge Mr. Lougheed will be flanked by Agriculture Minister Hugh Horner. Bill minister of the was also scheduled to make the tour but had prior commitments. a fund raising dinner for the Progressive Conservative party which was scheduled for June 14 has been cancelled It was to follow similar dinners in Edmonton and Calgary. But the government has decided the federal election campaign would conflict with the dinner. Arson hint in city fires The Lethbridge Fire Department and city police are investigating the possibility of arson in three fires that broke out within the space of an hour in the same general area of the city early this morning. Damage was estimated at Firemen were called out at a.m. to 1110 10th Ave. N. when a car belonging to Greg Lazaruk caught fire. Damage was estimated at At a.m. a house trailer belonging to Ken Anderson caught fire. The at 1820 12th Ave. received about damage. At a.m. firemen went to another fire at 1212 19th St. N. where a truck and a belonging to M.C. caught resulting in damage. There were no injuries in the fires. Stanfield rejects mayor's nomination N.B. C. the con- troversial mayor of said today he wants to meet with Progressive Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield to discuss the vetoing of the mayor's nomination in Moncton riding. Mr. a 49-year-old lawyer who gained a national reputation because of his opposition to bilingual government was nominated Monday night as the Conservative candidate. But shortly after the mayor beat Charles Thomas by a vote of 449-445 at the Mr Stanfield said lie would veto the choice of Mr. Jones as the party candidate in the riding. Mr. Thomas represented the riding in the last house. Mr. Jones said today he wanted to meet with Mr. Stanfield and local federal party representatives to the rift they have in the party. Meanwhile. Mr Jones said if the conservative party did not want him as a he would run as an independent if that was the wish of his supporters. He said he had received calls from as far west as Alberta from people supporting him.