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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDOE HERALD November 1t71 News In brief Jailed for Hallowe'en B.C. Four teen-agers who had a wild Halloween a year ago spent a much quieter one this in jail. Sentenced to spend Wednes- day night in jail for creating a disturbance last Halloween in nearby the four turn- ed up at the police station here promptly at 6 p.m. Walt Don Alf Evans and Les all aged 18 or spent the even- ing contemplating where last year's Halloween ruckus had landed them. hit often in previous years by marauding bands of older was quiet this RCMP reported. Teamsters' to rejoin CLC VANCOUVER The International Brotherhood of Teamsters applied for reaf- filiation with the Canadian Labor Congress Wednesday as part of a move towards merg- ing with the International United Brewery Workers. Senator Ed Cana- dian international vice- president of the said the union's international executive board voted un- animously in to rejoin the CLC. The teamsters were expelled from the CLC in 1960 in a conflict involving truck drivers for CP Rail. Senator speaking in a telephone interview from Miami after the board said he hopes the CLC executive council can consider the application at a Dec. 11 meeting. No evidence to prove arson quid there before the VANCOUVER Provincial Fire Marshal Ron Pollard told an inquest jury Wednesday there is no evidence to prove that arson was the cause of a fire Oct 21 that killed five men. Mr. Pollard told the jury is no evidence to show there was any flammable li- He said the fire at the Commercial Hotel at the edge of Vancouver's Gastown dis- trict could have started when someone dropped a cigarette hot ashes or deliberately set the contents of garbage cans in the washroon on fire. Pogo will continue CHICAGO The com- ic strip Pogo will continue despite the recent death of its creator Walt Publishers Hall Syndicate an- nounced Wednesday. A syndicate spokesman said a contractual agreement has been reached with a team of artists and headed by California animator Don Morgan. Kelly's and also are on the team. Kelly died Oct 18. Soviet dissident freed MOSCOW Pyotr a former leading Soviet dissident given a three-year prison sentence in September after pleading guilty to anti- Mayor weds writer soviet has been freed and is living in exile near dissident sources said today. France Gaston Socialist mayor of and Ed- monde a prize- winning were married he for the third she for the first. once was can- didate for president of France. The won the 1966 Goncourt prize for Forget Palermo. Retains world title AMSTERDAM Ton Sijbrands still rules as the Bobby Fischer of the checker- board. The Dutch champion retained his world checkers ti- tle Tuesday by defeating the Russian Andres Andreiko. In a month of the players drew 18 times and Sijbrands scored the only two giving him the 22-18 By THE CANADIAN PRESS A West Coast warlock warn- ed that Halloween fell under a dark moon this year when the wars going on in reach their peak. Sion of said Wednesday night was no time to be out and about be- cause hexes and demonic ses would be flying back and forth His prediction was partly true in many Canadian centres as the moon was by rain and snow clouds. There was slush on the pumpkin in Regina as that city GOLDEN VOW Icy roads blamed for crash Living COStS recorded its first snowfall of the In the tempeeat- ure was below freezing. Rain kept ghosts and goblins to a minimum in Montreal and Toronto. The moon was probably darkest in New Brunswick's Northumberland County although the principal cities of Chatham and Newcastle had relatively quiet nights. But RCMP at Newcastle said at least 10 persons will be charged following vandalism in the less-populated areas. Vacant homes were burned in at least five communities in a birthday present no one forgets. DIVA A Siffari diamond ring will be the biggest birthday surprise ever. A breathtaking diamond precisely cut for brilliance and clarity. Expe-lly set in a 14-karat gold ring styled to reflect your taste. Your love. For the happiest birthday select a diamond rir.g from our complete Siffari collection. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER YM JIWILLMYA ACCIStORIM SfMcttiiting M GIFTS-DIAMONDS REPAIRS Two people are in satisfac- tory condition in hospital this morning in the Crowsnest Pass following a three-vehicle collision Wednesday which police attribute to icy road conditions. David and his both of were injured after the car they were driving was hit head-on by an eastbound semi-trailer driven by Thomas of Cranbrook. The Irvin vehicle was parked on the west side of Highway after failing to climb a slight incline. A semi-trailer driven by Alfred of was parked behind the Irvin vehicle. It had-also failed to climb the incline. After the Collinson truck skidded out of control and hit the Irvin it collided with the parked semi-trailer. Damage to the trucks is es- timated at about No damage estimate is available on the car. Walked to see Pope VATICAN CITY Pope Paul VI singled out a moustache-wearing 89- year-old frenchman for a brief chat after his general audience Wednesday. The ob- ject of papal attention was Joseph who said he left his hometown near on Sept. 3 and walked 935 miles to see the Pope. He arrived In Rome Oct. 25. Rap floggings GENEVA The International Commission of Jurists today expressed its revulsion at reported meted out to opponents of apartheid in the Ovambo tribal area of Namibia control steps false-Baldwin pTTAWA Welfare Minister Marc Laronde's statement that and the government are tak- ing all reasonable to control rising living costs has not been received favorably by Conservative Gerald Baldwin. The in a circular that accompanied this month's old-age pension che- is fradulent and lying he said in an interview. In the Mr. veteran MP for Peace asked to be from this cruel hoax the government is trying to perpetrate on the people of this Mr. Lalonde replied that any future message outlining good parliamentary deeds will Mr. Baldwin. In an Mr. Baldwin said it is absolute a to suggest that parliament is happy with cost-of-living control measures im- plemented by the government. The minority Liberal government has taken steps to minimize the of he said. it is has done nothing to tackle the problem head on. It hasn't the it hftM't the He said a recent visit to his northern Alberta riding show- ed that many persons on fixed especially the regard the Trudeau administrate with repugnance. Mr. who retired as Conservative House leader earlier this suggested that a major part of an anti- inflation program should be tariff amendments to keep down costs. If that proved he temporary such as direct consumer subsidies could be used selectively to ease the burden on low-income groups. Brewery boycott supported VANCOUVER Joe executive vice- president of the Canadian Labor said Wednes- day the CLC fully supports the Alberta Federation of Labor's boycott of products from Un- cle Ben's Tartan Brewery in Red Alta. The owned by British Columbia Brewer Ben has been involved in a labor dispute with local 290 of the United Brewery ah affiliate of the Inter- national Brewery who have been locked out since 1972. Since the Teamsters Union has organized the plant and signed a contract while their international officers engage in discussions aimed at merging the International of the brewery union with teamsters. NorthumbeYlandi and a bus was stoned as it passed through a village. An RCMP car returned from a patrol with three flat tires as a result of broken glass on roadways. Vandals blocked off roads in five other areas. Heavy rain kept most pranksters inside in Nova Scotia but there were scattered reports of damage and police were investigating two incidents of razor blades in apples in the Halifax- Dartmouth area. In police reported a quiet evening because of weather. But there were eight reports of razor pins and needles found in fruit given to children. MIGHT BE PRANK None of the children were injured and police speculated that in some the objects were put in the fruit by the children themselves. There were other incidents of hoodlums stealing UNICEF penny boxes from children and robbing them of their can- dy. There were isolated reports of needles in cookies and razor blades in apples in Winnipeg where vandals got an early Tuesday night by pelting eggs at several suburban homes. Snowflurries and tempera- tures below 30 degrees kept things cooler there Wednes- day night. Throwing eggs filled with paint was popular in a Fraser Valley community 30 miles east of Vancouver where police reported an un- usually quiet Halloween. Langley police said the high price of eggs didn't deter pranksters. Fanners in the area reported about 100 dozen eggs stolen in the last few days. gas price hike speculated for West OTTAWA It wasn't only consumers in Quebec and the Atlantic provinces who flinched at the news that Energy Minister Donald Macdonald was scheduled to make a statement in the Com- mons today. The East was braced for an announcement of increased prices for gasoline and heating oil east of the Ottawa but there also was speculation that markets west of the line would not escape scot free. The valley is the dividing line between the eastern petroleum which is supplied by imported and the westen which relies on domestic cnide. Fast-rising international prices have increased the cost to refineries for imported crude and the government is under strong pressure to approve price boosts at the consumer level. Except for Gulf Canada which announced Mon- day a one-cent-a-gallon Watergate tapes to be tested on authenticity Dark moon means danger Wearing the traditional robes of Sion 38-year-old Vancouver warned that Wednesday night was a dangerous time for parents to allow their youngsters to go out trick or treating. He says the problem is that this year Hallowe'en falls during the period of a dark a time of titanic struggles among witches. And he is no time for mere mortals to be out and about. See story page 11. Canada wide roundup Hallowe'en cranks active NEW YORK The release of the subpoenaed Watergate tapes to the court almost certainly will set in motion efforts to verify the authenticity of the recordings. But will a definitive deter- mination be In many instances tape doc- toring probably could be de- a number of audio ex- perts agree. But there is also the possibility that tests would be inconclusive. Experts can edit a voice in or rearrange words to alter meaning or dub in a voice faked by a skilful actor. the splices no longer show physically and the ear cannot detect them. The real test for the covert tape doctor is in the laboratory where his work must evade detection by ex- perts using sophisticated electronic equipment like a signal correlator and sound spectographs. Aides to U.S. District Judge John Sirica in Washington have said he probably would hire such experts to check the tapes that former special prosecutor Archibald Cox sub- poenaed before be was fired. Several audio experts said only a handful of persons were skilled to doctbt those tapes. many of the few there are work for the govern- ment one noted. Hardest to detect would be the removal of entire conversations from the especially if the tape was voice actuated. would be almost impos- sible to detect the removal of entire conversations by editing at the points where the recorder had said experts at the 3M a major manufacturer of tape. But or rear- rangement of words of sen- tences within a conversation could probably be detected through the use of sophisticated electronic the 3M experts said. Splicing interrupts the mag- netic field on the tape and an oscilloscope can detect this. Another indication of doc- toring would be a sudden shift in the speaker's position in relation to the microphone. On a sound this would show up as a change in intensity. This which takes pictures known as can also be used to determine if words have been dubbed in. increase in all fuels produced at its Montreal oil companies have refrained from raising prices because of a government- requested price freeze started in September. ALL PROMISED All major in- cluding agreed to observe the proposed as a voluntary measure to dampen inflation. Mr. Macdonald criticized Gulf Tuesday for breaking its saying the company should have waited for per- mission from Ottawa even though the freeze has no legal teeth. Government sources say it will cost an additional six cents a gallon to coyer the full amount of international price increases to refiners. How much of this will be passed on immediately to the consumer remains but Mr. Macdonald has warn- ed eastern consumers to ex- pect a major impact in the months ahead. There were suggestions Wednesday that he might out- line a series of staged increases to absorb the added cost over a period of time. PRESSING HARD International prices have no direct bearing on markets west of the Ottawa Valley but western producers have been pressing for well-head rates in line with international prices. The result could be changes for both markets. Mr. Macdo- nald has said the government would be reluctant to let any major price spread develop between the eastern and western markets. A move related to the whole national energy question was taken Wednesday by the Na- tional Energy Board when it fixed crude oil exports for No- vember at barrels a the lowest level since controls were imposed last winter. A board spokesman said the reduction from ex- port barrels a day allowed in October reflects the onset of winter and the increased domestic demand on supplies i Opposition continues attack on cabinet minister power VICTORIA The British Columbia legislature whipped through second and third readings of a number of bills but not before another cabinet minister had been roasted for assuming too much power. Opposition members have criticized several pieces of Medic dies Dr. Paul Dudley famed heart died Wednesday in Boston at age 87. He is shown last August. legislation at the current ses- sion as grant too much power to cabinet ministers and the target of the latest attack was Mines Minister Leo Nimsick. He was singled out during second reading debate of a bill the minister said merely divides his department into the mines branch and the petroleum branch but which opposition members said gives him the power to take over the mining and petroleum industries. Ed Smith North Peace said the legisla- tion reflects the NOP government's preoccupation in many pieces of legislation with Liberal leader David Anderson said the because it gives such powers to the will only add to the uncertainties that already exist in the mining in- dustry. He said it is estimated that capital investment in the in- dustry will drop to million this year from million in 1972 and million in 1971. James Chabot Columbia referred to the powers given the minister under the legislation as heeled socialism in full All the opposition parties voted against the bill but it was given approval in princi- ple by a vote of 34-to-15. The legislature also gave approval in principle to three other mining two of which would strengthen safety regulations in coal mines and other hard-rock mines. The third bill was the Geo- thermal Resources Act which gives the crown exclusive jurisdiction over gee-thermal resources which Mr. Nimsick said was underground steam when provides electricity. Cooler weather forecast The system which brought intermittent snow flurries to most of Southern Alberta Wednesday night and today will move out of the area tonight. The system is moving south- said Rick Shewchuk of the Kenyon Field weather and will make way for cool weather tomorrow. Up to three inches of snow may fall in the mean- time. The temperature may drop as much as 15 or 20 degrees overnight as the weather said Mr. Shewchuk. DEATHS Boston Dr. Paul Dudley a leader in the war against heart disease. Va. Alvin a member of the Fantastic Six soul band Prince Igor has taste. Prince Igor is vodka. Pure vodka. without a flicker of taste or color or scent. A prince of a vodka. Have the Prince over tonight. ;