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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 11, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 TH8 IETHBRIDGB HERAIO 'Wocfnsidoy, November II, 1970------------------------------------------------ Prosperity level drops, Canada is ranked fourth WASHINGTON (CP) Cana- dians may have dropped to fourth place among the world's most prosperous peoples, a re- poii published by the World Bank indicates. Not only the United States, but also Sweden and Switzer- land were ahead of Canada in tlie bank's calculations of gross national product per volume of goods and services produced by a nation, divided by I he number of its inhabit- ants. Their figures, just made pub- lie in the World Bank alias of 1970, are for 1968. the last year available. The bank, known officially as NEW YORK i'AP) Mechan- ical failures, vandalism, and the impatience of riders trapped in stalled cars have been blamed for widespread subway delays that affected more than riders. Subway service in Queens was hardest hit Tuesday while some riders on other sections of the system were caught under- ground for up to six hours. Trains were halted at least four rimes by passengers who pulled the emergency cord. One train was blocked by a pipe laid across the track. In Queens, passengers broke through win- dows and fled a stalled train. Power was cut off by the Transit Authority to prevent them from being electrocuted by the live third rail. At least 30 persons suffered heat prostration and five women were treated in hospital for re- spiratory ailments induced by the stifling heat in the tunnels. Police and firemen were rushed to control crowds at sta- tions and to evacuate passen- gers who had taken to the tun- nels. Trouble began shortly after 4 p.m. and full service on the lines was not restored until p.m. "It was mass confusion." said Rosaiio Carmello, 27, a passen- ger stranded on a train for three hours. "After about an hour in the crowded car, people began screaming and yelling and some women fainted." Another train was trapped in a tunnel under the East Hiver when the train in front of it stalled. Then the lights went out. After 40 minutes, passengers began fainting. Men crawled out of windows. Others opened doors snri 4.500 persons on two stalled trains moved out en to the tracks. Heavy agenda I for Legislature i_> EDMONTON (CP) The Journal says the 1971 session of the Alberta Legislature will be- gin in the first week of Feb- ruary, probably Feb. 2. It said the 1971 legislative program will be "every bit as heavy, maybe heavier" than the 1970 session which had 53 sitting days between Jan. 13 and April 15 and which passed 121 pieces legislation. the International Bank for Re construction and Development, lists per-eapita GNP for the leaders in U.S. dollars as: United States Sweden Switzerland and Canada Although Canada has trailed behind Sweden in various inter- national charts for several years, the surge by Switzerland is regarded here as a new de- velopment. T1IIHD IN 15C7 The World Bank's figures for issued last year, put Can- ada ahead of Switzerland. The figures for the top four tlren were: United States Swe- den Canada and Switzerland Switzerland's per-eapita GNP thus rose 5180 between 1967 anc 1963. compared with an in crease for Canada. A spokesman at the Canadian embassy here saM he was nol particularly surprised to find Switzerland ahead, although he thought many Canadians might be. However, he cited figures for- warded here recently by the Do- minion Bureau of Statistics which gave per-eapita GNP hi 1S07 as in Canadian dol- U.S. at the 1967 ex change figure nearly higher than the World Bank's. And an official at the Swiss embassy said their own esti- mate of per-eapita GNP in Switzerland in 19C8 was in U.S. dollars, higher than the World Bank's figure. A senior official at Work Bank headquarters here ex- plained that the bank uses fig ures supplied by the respective governments, but makes var- ious statistical adjustments in exchange rates and other fac tors to provide a. more stable index of growth. The per-capita GNP is not an Index of either standard of liv- ing or disposable income, s. Ca- nadian official said. Higher tax- ation levels in such countries a. Sweden could mean that a wage earner there has less money at his personal disposal than a Ca- nadian worker, although more government-paid social services than are available to Canadians. SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS 3.3, Special TAME Creme Rinse 16-01. Reg. 1.99. NOXZEMA Skin Creme Ecenomy END Fruit Salts 7-oi. Reg. 1.29. SPECIAL 99' Reg. 2.49. SPECIAL BAYER ASPIRIN Reg. We. 5PECIAI JIRGIN'S LOTION mJL In naw shatterproof container. Regular 2.59, SPiCIAl...... 1 LISTERINE 15-or. bottle. Regular 1.39. 93' CORICIDIN D 24's. Reg. J.I9, SPECIAL THURSDAY SPECIAt KING SIZE On. of 200 CIGARETTES CASH ONLY REGULAR Cln. of 200. 4-39 Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open 3untlayj and Holidays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. SUPER SAVINGS AT Jkrlrtway "YOUR I.D.A. AND REXAU DRUG STORE" 702 13th Street North Phono 327-0340 aWBDSSii SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS Charges laid against Davis C7 ASSISTANCE NEEDED A young girl, suffering from exhaustion. Is helped to the street by o rescue worker after her subway train had been involved in one of a series of snarls thpt plagued the New York transit system Tjuesdoy. _____________________ France mourns death of illustrious citizen SAW RAFAEL, Calif. (API Black militant Angela Davis has I been indicted on murder, kid- napping and conspiracy charges: resulting from a courthouse Shootout here Aug. 1 which was: fatal to four persons. j In an eight-page indictment the Mann County grand jury charged the 20-year- old former philosophy teacher began plotting as early as last Feb. 16, the day three black prisoners at Soledad prison, aearly 100 miles south of here. were indicted on charges of kill- ing a white guard. The state alleges the court- house incident was part of a plot to take hostages and force the release of these three pris- oners. Miss Davis was not accused of being at the scene of the shuolout, but California law holds accessories to such crimes equally guilty with par- ticipants. Miss Davis is in a New York jail fighting extradition to Cali- fornia on a wan-ant charging murder. She was on the FBI's 10 most-wanted list until her ar- rest Oct. 13. DENIES CHARGES Earlier Tuesday, Miss Davis issued a statement saying "there is no evidence what- soever" for what she called "Uie framed-up charge" against her. The new charges levied in the indictment said she plotted the seizure of hostages with Jona- than Jackson of Los Angeles, 17-year-old brother of George Jackson, one of the cmed in the guard's Wiling at Soledad prison. The indictment charged Miss Davis gave young Jackson two guns she had purchased earlier and which were used in the Shootout here in which the youth, two convicts and Judge Harold Haley, 65, were killed. Miss Davis and Jonathan Jackson are accused of plotting to effect the rescue of three con- victs from Judge Haley's court- By GILBERT SEDBON COLOMBEY-LES-DEUX- EGLIEES (Reuter) This tiny French village celebrated Armi- stice Day today just as though its most illustrious resident were still alive and occupying his familiar place beneath a banner of Joan of Arc. The body of Charles de Gaulle, dressed in Ms briga- dier-general's uniform and partly by the French tricolor, lay in a ground floor parlor at La Boisserie, the coun- try home where he died sud- denly Monday night at the age of 79. promoter threatens suit CALGARY (CP) Ken Walker of Toronto, the man who brought the Festival Ex- press rock festival to Calgary luly 4 5, testified Tuesday he lias thought of suing mayor Rod Sykes for slander. Mr. Walker told a public In- quiry headed by Mr. Justice W. G. Morrow that the mayor used abusive language during a dispute with him that started after Mr. Walker refused to allow youths into the last part of the festival for free. He testified that Mayor Sykes called him a "son of a bitch1 and "eastern scum" and said the mayor accused him of Fire kills mother, sou PRINCE ALBERT (CP) Grace Whitford, 21 and her two-year-old son Clifford died and three persons were injured Tuesday in a fire in a farm home started by an overheated wood stove. Mrs, Whitford's husband, Or- val, 42, was in serious condi- tion in hospital in Saskatoon to- day with burns. Edward Whitford, 66, the hus- band's father, and James Neu- buhr, 22, the wife's brother, were in satisfactory condition in hospital. New sports car for collection ED 11 ONTON (CP) Byrnes I-'leuty was "flabber- gasted" when Ihree Univer- sity of Alberta fraternity members walked into his of- fice Tucsdiiy, handed over a sot of keys and told him he had won "a Ifl71 sports car valued at Dr. Fleuty, a chiropractor, said he would add the car to his three other automobiles and two aircraft. A "real bug on machines, cars ;md he bought SI ticket on tile fraternity's raffle last summer, put it in- lo n drawer ;md "proceeded lo forget all about it." 'skinning" the people of Cal- gary. Mr. Walker said he became incensed at this and tore up the mayor's complimentary pass to the festival. The festival manager said a Toronto policeman who accom- panied the troupe saw the pass torn up and was prepared to testify about it. Mayor Sykes testified earlier that the story of his pass being torn up is a myth and he pro- duced a copy of a complimen- tary pass at the inquiry. Mr. Walker testified the mayor's office received 12 of the passes. Mr. Walker contradicted oth- er parts of the mayor's testi- mony and said he was not. drunk or under the influence of drugs when the two met. He said he had not slept for six nights but had taken a small dose of tranquillizers, under the care of a physician, before the dispute with the mayor. The public inquiry is investi- gating possible civic misman- agement during the last 10 years and hss already heard of thefts front the city transit sys- tem and city hall along with allegations of loose security. The hearing resumes' Thurs- day and is expected to continue into next week, Geoff Hamilton, operations and development commissioner for the city, testified that he 'noted with interest" remarks made Monday about low mo- rale at the city. "I identify with them." He also tesified that although there were some thefts from the city's supply and mainten- ance equipment storage about S61 a year was lost even though 1 average turnover was about ?4 million. "This is a statement of the basic honesty of the people jsing the city's he said. Rut another city employee, chief steam engineer Daniel J, Bryne, said Hie area for large equipment had poor security and was too easily accessible ,o (lie public. There should be gate controls additional watchmen, he Mid. Tn his hands was a rosary given him by Pope Paid and at his feet the Cross of symbol of Free France. All France mourned the man who devoted his life to saving the country's independence and honor, and the leaders of at least 80 nations were en route to Paris to pay him tribute in a separate memorial service. The parish priest who con- ducted today's services com- memorating the end of the First World War will have a far sad- der task Thursday when he offi- ciates at de Gaulle's funeral. FUNERAL TO BE SIMPLE Georges Pompidou, who suc- ceeded de Gaulle as president, will fly here today by helicopter to pay his last the funeral will he a simple one, in accordance with the general's wishes. De Gaulle left instructions that there should be no official delegations present, although ordinary people could follow his body to its final resting simple tomb beside the grave ol his daughter Anne, who died of tuberculosis in 1948 at the age of 20. The tomb, lopped with a white cross, will bear only the inscrip- tion: "Charles de Gaulle 1390- He would have been 80 Nov. 22. The general died of a bursl aneurism, a tiny swelling or tumor lit the wall of an artery. His aides said he already was dead when the doctor and the parish priest arrived. But the priest, Rev. Claude Jaugey, told reporters the former president was still alive when he gave the last sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church. FRENCH PAY HOMAGE From all over the country, Frenchmen came to Colornbey today lo pay their final homage to the man who, after leading the Free French in the Second World War, emerged from the political wilderness in 1958 to found the Fifth Republic amid the bitterness of the Algerian war. Special trains and buses were being arranged to take thou- sands to Colomhey, wluch has a population of 359. One train was reserved for :ho approximately 500 surviving members of the Companions of the Liberation, the order de Gaulle created in 1940 to honor those who rallied to his cause in the darkest days ot France's de- feat. His funeral instructions called for only the Companions, the local villagers, the common peo- ple and the armed forces to he present with his family at lu's pomp, no officials, no foreign dignitaries. The armed forces will he rep- resented by 144 men from the army, navy and air force and 20 j cadets from St. Cyr, i room as well as the taking of hostages. The convicts were James David McClain, 37, William Ar- thur Christmas, 27, and Ruchell Magee, 31. Young Jackson, McClain and Christmas were killed in the Shootout, along with the judge they had taken as a hostage, Magee survived and is to be ar- raigned Nov. 17. Tuesday's indictment charged Magee specifically with shoot- ing Haley and named him with Miss Daws in multiple counts of kidnap, and conspiracy to extort and effect the escape of himself, McClain, Christmas and the So- ledad prisoners. suit is settled VANCOUVER (CP) The family of a man killed too years ago when his car was hit by a fire truck in suburban Richmond has been awarded in an out of court settlement with the Richmond fire department. Ronald James Nichols was killed in an intersection colli- sion on Sept. 23, 1968. A coron- er's jury found that the fire truck went through the Inter- section without due regard to safety. Under terms of a settlement announced by Richmond coun- cil, the widow receives with the remainder going to her three children. BITING REMINDER CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (AP) Walter Ashley's friends at, the American Legion gave him a new set. of false teeth. In the excitement, Ashley slipped them into his hip pocket and forgot about them until he sat down. Weather and road report 49 ABOVE 19. ZERO AT SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET Lethbridge...... 38 23 Chicago......... 54 44 Minneapolis 49 42 New York....... 61 58 .29 Miami.......... 78 TO Boston.......... 54 48 .23 Washington...... 64 Los Angeles..... 74 56 San Diego....... 68 57 San Francisco 63 54 Denver......... 68 27 .02 Las Vegas....... 71 45 Temperatures for Canadian cities are not available today, FORECAST Leihhridgo Today: Main- ly cloudy with light snow or rnin this evening. Winds W to 20 and gusty. Thursday: mainly sunny and i little milder. Winds W20 and gusty Lows 25-30, highs 45.50 Medicine Hat Today mainly cloudy with snow or rain tonight. Thursdy: mainly sunny and milder. Brisk west winds. Lows near 20, highs 35-40. Kootenay, Columbia To- day overcast with intermittent rain, at times mixed with snow at higher levels. Winds south- erly 15 miles an hour, occa- sionally rising to 20. Thursday cloudy with some sunny pe- iods. Lows tonight in mid-30's with highs Thursday 40-45. OWATONNA MIXER MILL WITH BALE SHREDDER ATTACHMENT New 160 bale shredder mounts right on to mill fhroal of all 117 and 100 mixer mill) No feeding In bale slices whola bales up !o 20 Inches in width. Bale (obit bale info shredding chamber GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES P.O. BOX 1202 IETHBR1DGB OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAV COUKTESY OF AMA Highway No. 2 Fort Macleod lo heavy snow. Some places up to 5" and slip- pery. Fort Macleod to Standoff has Hi" of snow and plowing is in progress. Standoff to U.S. border Light trace of snow and slippery. Highway No. 3 Monarch lo Fort Macleod Light snow and slippery. Lethbridge to Ta- bcr Light snow and very Ten miles west of Monarch to Burmis Very dense snow and slippery. Ex- pected to Clear soon. Bellevue Highway No. 4 Lethbridge to Junction til Light snow. Junction til to Coutts Trace of snow and not slippery. Highway No. 5 t.-cthbi-idge lo Magrath Light snow awl slippery. Magrath to Waterton trace of snow and moder- ately slippery. Highway No. 6 Hi" pi snow to Twin Butte where it thins out. Highway No. 2.1 Junction 3 lo Carrnangay. Snow from 2 to 6" deep. B.C. border Vi" of snow and Highway Kb. 25 Junction 3 icy. to Picture Butte Light snow. POUTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutis 24 hours: Carway G a.m. to 8 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to