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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 9, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE UTHBRIDG5 HERMO Monday, November 9, 1970-------------- Strangler is sought in manhunt MIAMI, Fla. (AP) A man- hunt is under way for a "Miami suspected in nine un- solved rape-slayings committed in Dade County since 196-1. Five of the nnu'ders have been committed since May. In three of them, the victims were found with pieces of cloth looped around their necks. A fourth had been strangled man- ually and a fifth died from blows [f> the head. Saturday, police appealed to the public for help in solving the crimes. Dr. Joseph 11. Davis, the county medical examiner, said be believed the appeal might prompt a victim who escaped the to come forward. Davis said he did not know if all nine murders were the work of one killer, but he said "There appears to be a Miami stran- gier." Davis said several of the crimes "show a marked simi- larity." Find man dead in house trailer MEDICINE HAT William Elsworth Pederson, 40. ot Dun- more, five miles southeast of Medicine Hat, was found dead in his house trailer at Dunmore about 3 p.m. Sunday. Medicine Hat RCJIP report death appears to be accidental from asphyxiation by gas fumes. Coroner Dr. E. G. Skinner of Medicine Hat has not decided if an inquest will be held. OPTICAL J COMPANY UO. Gary Martin Dispensing Optician 307 St. S. 327-7152 cuts because of short supplies British Sled said its stockpile 1 enough for three weeks' opera- lion. The gas board has a five-week is speeding efforts lo increase production of natural gas from North Sea wells. The electricity board coal nil summer as miner un- rest began ami is in the best position lo wait out the shor- tage. Yet it has less than two months supply on hand. The coal could not have come at a worse time for the nation or the Conservative ernment, elected June 18 en a platform of free enterprise after six years of Socialist intemn- tion and government controls The walkout of the miners over a pay claim follows last week's settlement of the strike cf garbagemcii and other mu nicipal manual workers. They obtained a 17-per-cent raise, far above the administration's rec- ommended level' of n per cent. INFLATION INCREASING the upward race be- tween wages and is al- ready running at more than 10 per cent, the highest level since the war. Economists and political com- mcnlaiors are widely predicting that inflation will force the gov- ernment's hand into imposing price and wage controls, in ad- dition to imposing credit restric- tions, despite Tory electoral promises. The prospect hit the London foreign exchange market today and sent the pound tumbling 1H 2 points to after showing strength all last week. Salaries of coal miners in England, Scotland and Wales vary considerably but the na- tional average weekly base pay lor pitmen is equal lo about S40. Because of overtime, average earnings range much higher. The coal board has made a new offer of a raise of about S3 a week to pitmen but the miners ignored union pleas for acceptance and are holding out far their full demand of more Auto Workers and General Mo- necessary whether or not there tors negotiators return to the was a new national contract. It Today of the country's S35.000 coal miners were out, even though they are to ballot again next week on the board's offer. A coal board spokesman esti- mated that 1.25 million tons of coal wall be lost this week be- cause of the stoppages. HEY THAT'S MY FRIEND YOU ATE ll was just like pulling a loolh. The palient just shut'its mouth. Wrench-wielding Don Robertson of Winnipeg, aided by inside man Mike Allen, were actually repairing the car's heater.__________________________ State will rest case in Tale murder trial DETROIT bargaining table today amid re- ports from automotive sources that progress was made during the weekend toward ending the eight-week strike. On Saturday and Sunday, the negotiators met for more than 10 hours. The sessions are being conducted under a news black- out. Marathon, night-long sessions have been a certain tipoff of an imminent agreement in the past. But none has yet marked current G1I-UAW negotiations, which began July 15. The strike, called Sept. 15 to support the TJAW's wage and fringe-benefit demands, has made idle in Gil plants in the United States and Canada and has resulted in thousands of layoffs in supplier plants and related industries. The union has summoned its CM Council to Detroit Wednes- day, an action which usually fol- lows contract settlement. The union said that this time, men's UJEflR The Shape of Things i'rr II the good word In Coois for Foil? There's a strong ce of shape in the aist of alt Society Brand Sporl Coals now ot Me- Guires. Complemented by wider notched lapels and longer length in brawny fobrics lo molch all- male look. This Fall be sure to take shape, by Sodelv Brand. We look lorward lo seeing you! meeting was said plans must be made for strike continuance if there is no new contract by Wednesday. GM and the UAW Sunday reached the halfway point in wrapping up at-tbe-plant work- ing agreements which supple- ment the national contract, when the 81st out of 102 sepa- rate UAW-GM bargaining units came to terms. The settlement reported was at the Saginaw Sterling Gear Plant in Saginaw, Mich., which would be vital to GM's return to production. Strikes in support of local- level demands in the past have crippled or kept auto-makers out of production even after agreement has been reached on a national package of wages and fringe benefits. GM tost five weeks because of such strikes in Douglas still convinced War Act was iinii DUNCAN, B.C. (CP) The leader of the New Democratic Party said Saturday the fed- eral government brought in the War Measures Act "to settle old political scores and to smash opposition." T. C. Douglas told a party banquet here he is as con- vinced as ever the grounds on which the government passed Fog closes airports EDMONTON (CP) Com- mercial air traffic was moving today after fog closed both the Edmonton International and In- dustrial Airports Sunday night. A traffic controller at the In- dustrial airport said while fog remained, "we are having no trouble with commercial flights in or out." At the International Airport, 15 miles south of the city, a controller said traffic was light with a ceiling of 200 feet and visibility was varible up to half-a-mile. It was the second time in two weeks that fog hampered op- erations at the airports. the act were unjustiiied. "You may think that Oils is a storm in a teapot because it is miles away, but it affects he said. "When any government starts to tamper with the basic freedoms that our democracy is based on, then you have to worry. I fight for your freedom because if it is lost I will lose mine." He said Canadians must start dealing with "the symp torn, we must start dealing with the cause of trouble in Quebec. "Five million people live be low the poverty line. How long do you think they will be sub- missive? "Social change is coming and it will either be through revolu- tion and violence or through parliamentary procedure. If we do not start' to make the changes peacefully, then they will be made violently." 2 IIUKS KILLED MANILA (AP) Two old- guard Huk outlaws of central Luzon were killed here i n a gun battle with government troops and a police general said the movement there was "practically wiped out." LOS ANGELES (AP) 'Hie state is expected to rest its case this week against Charles Manson and three women in the Sharon Tate murder trial The prosecutors have relied on the testimony of one alleged eyewitness, Linda Kasabian, along with dozens o! former members of Manson's liippie- style "family" who testified to circumstance's of Manson's life before and at the time of the slayings. Evidence against the three young women included testi- mony about alleged confessions in which they purportedly ad- mitted roles in the slaytogs of Miss Tate or some of the sis others. All four am charged with murder-conspiracy in the Au- gust, 1968, killings of the blonde, pregnant actress, four visitors at her home, and a wealthy market owner and his wife. FOUND FINGERPRINT Physical evidence presented included a fingerprint of de- fendant Patricia Krenwinkel at the Tate mansion: a knife, a gun, a piece of rope, and a lether thong found at the slay- ing scene; and several sets o[ dark clothing found discarded a few miles from the Tate es- tate. As prosecutors wind up with the last of more than 80 wit- nesses, here in part is the case that has been presented against each defendant: _ Charles Manson: Wintess- ss said they saw him carry a long-barrelled gun similar to the Tate murder weapon. The thong used to tie victim Lcno LaBianca was described as simUar to one taken from Man- son's leather suit when he was arrested. Testimony portrayed Man- son, 35, as a man of violent ob- sessions who often urged fam- ily members to die for no rea- son. The state elicited testi- mony about Manson's fascina- tion with a Beatles' song, Hel- ter Skelter, which witnesses said lie felt predicted a coming race war. The motive for kill- ing, said some witnesses, could have been Manson's aim to start the race war. Mrs. Kasabian, 21, said Man- son sent followers on two mid- night forays and said of the second mission: "I'm not posi- tive, but I thought I heard him say: 'Boat let them know you're going to kill them. GRANTED IMMUNITY Mrs. Kasabian, who said she went on the missions, was granted immunity for her 18 days of testimony. Susan Atkins: Physical evidence against the 21-year- old brunette includes three let- ters written from jail, men- tioning the crimes. Police also have samples of her hair which they say match bits of hair found on dark clothing believed abandoned by the Tate killers. Two fromer cellmates said Miss Atkins told them details People Going Places men's UJEflR DOWNTOWN ON FIFTH STREET SOUTH Interest on Savings Accounts Interest on Free Chequing Accounts a MERCHANTS TRUST 309 7th St. S. Phone 328-5548 Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, LethbrMge, Medicine Hat, fled Deer, Vancouver, Montreal. Nassau. MFMBiR CANADA PHPOr.ll INSURAHCK COKTOBMIOH IB EW BS m m M m m W aaew m aa m m m ra m M t; send rrc iritormation on your Guaranteed Certificates ol Deposit Addtei of her role in stabbing the pregnant actress. Patricia Krenwinkel: Her fingerprint was said lo have been found in Miss Tata's man- sion. Mrs. Kasabian said she saw Miss Krenwinkel, 22, an up- raised knife in her hand, chasing victim Abigail Folger across the law of the Tate es- tate. Leslie Van Houlsn: The pretty, 20-year-old Miss Van lloutcn is charged with mur- der only in the LaBhmca kill- ings, but is accused as a co- conspirators in the Tate kill- ings. A former family mem- ber, said Miss Van Houlun told her she had stabbed a person already dead and "the more she did it the more fun it was." Canadian midway king Patty Conldin dies at 78 HAMILTON (CP) James Wesley (Patty) Conldin, known for his honest and forthright ap- proach in four decades of oper- ating midways at Canadian fairs and exhibitions, died in hospital here Sunday night. He was 78. In failing health for three years, he entered hospital Aug. 20, the opening day of the Cana- dian National Exhibition. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Patty got his start in the carnival business when his father died in 1920, leaving him Patty bought 20 gross of kewpie dolls and headed for St. Boniface, Man., to try his luck on the Western Canada fair circuit. Within a lew years, he was able to buy into a travelling show and by 1933 the Conklin Shows, with Patty and his brother Frank as partners, were ready to move east. Patty hit the big time in 193? when he landed the midway-op1 eration contract at the Canadian National Exhibition, a franchise he had held ever since. In Paity accepted the challenge' of building the million Gayway at the Seattle world's fair, but he broke away while the fair was running to supervise preparations for the CNE. "World's fairs come and go, bat the CNE goes on he said. Always his slogan was: "Give the sucker a break." He was nicknamed Patty be- cause lie always stood pat on a deal, even if it was sealed by no more than a handshake. He per- sonally policed his midway op- erations, firing dishonest em- ployees on the spot. At the CNE, Patty pioneered cut-down models of adult rides for children and saw to it that they got their money's worth. "We never cheat a he said. "You'll find that even when we're busiest they get just as long a ride as when things are slow. Those are my or- ders." Although he turned over much of the day-to-day operation of the Shows to his son Jim in re- cent years, Patty was the roas- ter of every facet of the busi- ness from the technical details ot a new ride to the percentage of winners in a game of chance. Inquiry resumes CALGARY (CP) The third session of a public inquiry into alleged improprieties in civic management during the last 10 years resumes today before Mr. Justice W. G. Morrow. It is expected to last two weeks and will include an in- vestigation of political inter- ference in the execution of police duties, which was briefly dealt with in the second session. Accounting procedures and security arrangements at city hall are also scheduled lor in- vestigation in the final session. The inquiry began in Septem- ber and covers administrations of mayors Harry Hays, now a senator, Grant MacEwan, now lieutenant governor of Al- berta, Jack Leslie and Red Sykes, the present mayor. Reierson Soldier shot in CAIRO, 111. (AP) A black soldier, shot four times as he walked with a clergyman ill a predominantly Negro sector of the city, was reported in good condition in a veterans hospital today. The soldier's shooting Sunday capped a weekend of gunfire and arson in the southern Illi- nois community which in recent years has been the scene of fre- quent racial strife. State police said Wiley Ander- son, home on leave, was shot as he walked with Rev. Walter Garrett, rector of First Mission- ary Church. The minister suf- fered minor injuries, but was not struck by a bullet How he was injured was not disclosed. The shooting occurred several hours after fire destroyed a lumberyard owned by Bob Cun- ningham, pesident of the white United Citizens for Community Action. Cunningham was the leader of r. white citizens protective coun- cil, the White Hats, before the group was urged to disband by the Illinois attorney-general. Fire Chief A. C. Seawright said the lumlieryard fire, which caxised damage, was due to arson. Mayor Pete Thomas said it was ignited by a firebomb. Weather and road report Af. ABOVE 19-00 W ZERO AT SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET Lethbridgc ___ Medicine Hat Pincher Creek Edmonton Banff..... Calgary Victoria..... Kamloops Vancouver Regina Saskatoon Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa Montreal St, John's Halifax Charloltetown 52 33.. 54 SI 51 28 30 16 45 20 49 29 56 46 .44 51 41 .04 54 47 .40 30 2.1 32 20 39 24 49 30 44 25 44 26 52 30 50 28 43 26 Chicago New York Maimi Lcs Angeles San Francisco Denver Las Vegas 53 52 57 44 78 74 82 59 64 59 54 24 61] 43 FORECAST Lcthbridge-MciUcinc Hat Today tamt Tuesday: Fre- quent cloudy periods. Lows tonight near SO.IIighs Tues- day near 40, Kootenay, Mostly cloudy tonight. A few showers or s n o w f I u r r i e s. Tuesday cloudy with some sunny pe- riods and possibility of snow- flurries in the Columbia dis- trict. Highs today near 40, lows tonight 25 to 30. selected ST. PAUL, Alia. (CP) Ray Reierson, Alberta labor minis- ter, was chosen by acclamation as Social Credit candidate in St. Paul in the next provincial election. Mr. Reierson, 51, has held the seat since 1952 when first elected. About 60 dele- gates attended (he meeling. Breaks record LONDON (Ucuter) A Ca- nadian Airline's Boeing 727 air- liner the distance record for an aircraft of its type when it landed at Gatv.ick Airport here Sunday. The medium-ban! jot of War- dair Airlines completed a noil' stop flight of 3.027 miles from Windsor, Out., healing Hie pre- vious record by 67 miles. THE ENCLOSED BOTTOM Hydrauiicolly controlled loading with material flowing inlo bucket. Hydraulicolly tilted forward to cut or scrape. Hydraulically tilted back to transport ioud on hardened steel skid plates. Hydraulically controlled spreading or dumping. Capacity of yards. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES P.O. BOX 1202 IETHBRIDGE OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Leth- bridgc district are bare and dry and in good driving condi- tion. Motorists are advised that snow tires or chains are re- quired when travelling over tho Ko.gers Pass. The Logan Pass is closed for the season. POUTS 01' ENTIIY (Opening and Closing Colitis 24 hours: Cnrway 6 a.m. lo 8 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to r> p.m.- Jlooscvilie, B.C. n a.m. to f. p.m.: Kingsgalc, B.C., 24 hours; PortbUl-Kykerls 8 a.ui, to midnight, Chief Mountain closed. ;