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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 INC News in brief Tories want study CHARLOTTETOWN A thorough study should be done before the Canadian gov- ernment gets into the business of controlling oil production and Progressive Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield said Saturday. Mr. Stanfield said in an interview he could see long- range benefits in a government-owned oil cor- including a national energy inventory and a national energy policy. Canada would have to in trying to retaliate against the Arab oil producers for their boycott of oil shipments. He said Canada does not yet'appear to have been .badly hurt by the Mishaps claim 43 By THE CANADIAN PRESS The highways and skyways coupled with drow- nmgs and other accidental. causes killed at least 43 per- sons across Canada during the weekend Thirty persons lost their lives in traffic four Jied in two drowned and jight others died in a variety of including a parachuting fatality A survey by The Canadian Press from 6pm. local tunes Friday to midnight Sunday night showed Quebec with 16 deaths 10 on the three in one an asphyxiation and an ac- cidental shooting of a child in a house. Low public support N.J Public support for Republican members of the House of Rep- resentatives has reached its lowest level in the 38-year his- tory of the Gallup the pol- ling organization reported The latest taken just prior to last Tuesday's elec- indicated that if congressional elections were held at this tune Republicans would suffer an abnormally large loss of House seats. The results of this latest U S wide poll of adults show 58 per cent of those sur- veyed favor the Democratic 30 per cent the Republican party and 12 per cent are undecided Launch set Thursday CAPE Fla With the green light on for a launch the Skylab 3 astronauts complete their training today for a record 85-day space mission Skylab program director William Schneider cave the go-ahead Sunday for the liftoft after assessing how crews were doing in replacing eight defective stabilizer fins on the Saturn 1-B rocket Labor leaders meet TORONTO An in- creasing concern with issues affecting all of such as energy the rising cost of living'arid problems ofv the will be reflected in debate today as represen- tatives of the Ontario Federation of Labor meet for their annual conven- tion About delegates will discuss position papers that union leaders say show the interest of organized labor in people outside the movement. David federation in his opening state- ment to the has fa- miliar references to organ- ization of the this case migrant farm- some knuckle- rapping for the Canadian Manufacturers' Association Inadequate housing MONTREAL Dele- gates to the Canadian Confer- ence of Housing Rehabilita- tion here were told Sunday that housing rehabilitation in Canada is unquestionably at the craft Joe Baker of the community design workshop at McGill University said Canada is sadly distant from the goal of adequate Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Tenn. the sad-faced ban- 10 picker of the Grand Ole Dpry and television's Hee flaw series found dead Sunday ilong with his strmgbean's real name was David Akeman .Australia .Tiber Hungarian-born conduc- or Sunday after a heart at- ack He was 64 Helsiiki-Artun Ilmari a member of the Mr Baker said new housing never reaches low income families who must to compete for shelter in a diminishing supply of habitable Federal and provincial gov- Mr. Baker must arrive at agreement on how programs can be better administered. Finnish Academy and Nobel prizewinner in chemistry in after a long illness. Montreal-Gerard Cour- former Liberal Quebec cabinet minister and member of the Quebec national assembly Sunday from 1946 to 1952. He was 62. Washington-Most Rev. Thomas E auxiliary Roman Catholic bishop of of a heart attack Sunday. Flowers anyone Long-haired Jewel of Miami spends her weekends on the street corners selling flowers 10 passing motorists. At she carefully wraps a bou- quet and on the right Jewel selects the right Diooms and nawKs tnem to drivers and pass- engers. He said the work was prog- ressing smoothly and no addi- tional launch postponement was necessary. The William Pogue and Edward Gibson planned to spend several hours today in spaceship simulators at Houston's Johnson Space Centre Two or more persons sought Robbery motive in Opry deaths Tenn Country music star David Akeman and his wife had in cash hidden on them when they were murdered in what was believ- ed to be a a police source said today. The bodies of a star of the Hee Haw television program and the Grand Ole Opry whose sad face and NDP rank-and-file labor bill VANCOUVER British Columbia's New Democratic Party govern- ment took it on the chin from the rank-and-file with the government's proposed labor legislation the target. Delegates to the NDP's an- nual provincial convention passed a resolution condemn- ing the new labor Bill which is expected to be proclaimed in despite defence of the legisla- tion by several cabinet including Labor Minister Bill King. Speaker after speaker rose to attack the legislation and the convention voted 322-290 in favor of a resolution which included the demand the unfettered right to peaceful assembly and picketing both in a strike and to disseminate The legislation now makes it illegal to strike dunng the term or extension of term of a mediation officer. The convention rapped the government for ignorning NDP policy on labor set out at oast which included the end of com- pulsory arbitration in labor disputes as party policy and the freedom to strike or lock out during a mediator's term. Bill 11 provides for an independent lu-member labor relations board and removes all labor matters from the jur- isdiction of the courts. But Premier Dave Barrett said he didn't consider the convention's vote binding on the government and said intend to carry on with the bill as it Citing the close the premier said the party is ob- viously almost evenly divided jn the issue Transport normal again at Montreal MONTREAL -Public transportation here returned to normal early today after bus and subway drivers ended a tumultuous meeting Sunday night with a vote to return to work and hold a referendum. About members of the Brotherhood of Bus Metro Operators and Allied jammed an east-end arena where they staged their second study ses- sion in less than a week Violence erupted amid ef- forts by the union executive to organize the meeting to dis- cuss the latest contract offered the men by the Montreal Urban Community Transit Commission funny wardrobe endeared him to country music and his wife were found Sunday morn- ing by L M a fellow country music star and a long-time friend The police source said a funeral home employee found in Stnngbean's bib overalls and in Mrs Akeman's clothing Police believe the killers were burglars surprised by Stnngbean he and his wife returned to their rural home following Saturday night's Opry looks as if Stnngbean was shot after he opened the said detective Lieut Tom Cathey. Akeman was apparently shot as she tried to flee who drove to the Akeman home to join Stnng- bean on a hunting said he found Mrs Akeman's body ly- ing beside a driveway He said he found Stnngbean's body ly- ing face down on the floor of his house. Nearby in the doorway lay his banjo were our best Jones said. known them for over 30 years Police said the three-room house had been ransacked and some of Mrs. Akeman's per- sonal effects were missing. Friends had said earlier that Stnngbean was well off financially and often carried large sums of cash Stnngbean was known to country music fans for his um- que stage an overlong shirt sewn to short trousers midway between his waist and knees His sad pinched eyebrows and tattered straw hat com- pleted the ensemble. Stnngbean's music career started at the age of 13 when he and a friend made a banjo He left his home in Ky when he was 18 to tour with Lew Childre He came to the Opry in 1942 with Bill Monroe He later joined the television series Hee Haw but maintained his close ties with the Opry and appeared there frequently Police said they were look- ing for two or more persons but have made no arrests STRIIXCBEAIN Ing I IS Dollar for Dollar... It's Your Best Laundry Extra heavy duty construction that keeps Inglis going many years after most machines are worn out. 40 years of constant improvement give the best wash and rinse available. Low depreciation. Whether It's 8 or 18 years old an Inglis has a substantial trade-in value when you want a new one. Prompt expert service If you need It. Fairtleld's are the Southern Alberta warranty depot for Inglis laundry. See 74's They're everything you'd-expect.. and then and ttwy'rt on display now at.... 'S TELEVISION APPLIANCE SALES Call CHRIS or BOS attts-oota 1242-Jrd Avt. South ACTON from UM Ukt Club Prisoners free three hostages PRINCE ALBERT A three-hour disturbance by 22 prisoners in the heavily guard- ed segregation block at the Saskatchewan penitentiary ended Sunday when warden Tom Ellis agreed to their demands No serious injuries were reported to the three guards held hostage. One guard at the maximums security federal Albert was treated and released from hospital after he was hit in the side of the face. Authorities said the two convicted murderers who started the disturbance Andy Bruce and Jake Quiring demanded to be taken to CRMP cells in downtown Prince Albert. This was done as soon as the disturbance ended The move downtown was demanded as a first step in the eventual transfer of the both serving life to a federal prison in British Columbia. Warden Ellis also agreed that none of the prisoners in- volved in the incident would be beaten and that their demands would be broadcast on a local radio station. Prison officials also said Bruce and Quiring were each given eight sleeping pills at their request to be used while in the downtown cells. Another 10 would be provided for the journey to the B.C. prison. There was no immediate in- dication when the transfer to B.C. would take place. Nor was it known why the two wanted to go to British Colum- bia. The segregation block is un- der heavy gguard at all times Convicts there are segregated from other prisoners in the in- which has been the scene of six suicides by con- victs this year. Army needs okay from federal MPs OTTAWA The Com- mons interrupts regular busi- ness when it resumes sitting Tuesday to debate a govern- ment resolution seeking ap- proval of Canadian support troops joining the United Na- tions Middle East Emergency Force The Commons does not sit today because of the Remem- brance Day holiday. About 100 members of the First Canadian Signals Regi- ment at left Saturday for the troubled area and another 400 are scheduled to leave today. The first contingent left after External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp an- nounced in the Commons Fri- day that partial agreement has been reached on support troops for the UN force. Canada will provide com- munications for the UNEF with Poland sending an engineering unit as its initial contribution to the support role it shares with Canada Details on expanding the support role still are being dis- Mr Sharp said. The exact Canadian role is ex- pected to be one of the issues discussed in Wednesday's debate. Claude Wagner the party's exter- nal affairs asked Friday why the government is insistent on participating in UNEF. Mr. Sharp said how- that Canada had not sought a role but was asked by UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim to help. Defence Minister James Richardson has said the Cana- dian Airborne Regiment will be part of the contingent John Diefenbaker Prince has questioned sending combat troops of the airborne to be wers of wood and suppliers of Socialists rapped for no-support LONDON Premier Golda Meir criticized some fellow members of the Socialist International Sunday for failing to support Israel in the October Middle East conference sources reported She urged the leaders of So- cialist parties from 20 countries to reappraise their positions now that the quest for a negotiated settlement between the Arabs and Israelis is about to begin. The only announced decision to come out of the meeting was that considera- tion will be given to setting up a high-level working group in the Middle East as part of the effort to turn into lasting peace the Mideast truce agreement Hans Socialist International secretary- said. proposal to set up a high- level team could become a valuable instrument for inter- national co-operation in the search for peace Highlights of the one-day conference were recounted to reporters by Harold former prime minister who leads Britain's Opposition Labor party. Human ear sent to Rome paper ROME The mother of Paul missing grandson of the oil said today she spoke briefly to her son by telephone two weeks ago six days after a human said to be was mailed to a Rome newspaper Paul's Gail is quoted by the newspaper II Messaggero as saying know for certain that on Oct 28 Paul was still alive because I was able to exchange a few words with him on the telephone that I received only one more call from the kid- and that was last Wednesday when they asked me if I had received Paul's ear The ear and a lock of hair were sent to the newspaper in- side a plastic bag in an ex- press letter posted in Naples Oct 22 But they arrived only last Friday because of postal chaos in Rome caused by a re- cent overtime ban While police forensic ex- perts were carrying out tests to establish whether the ear sent to II Messaggero was cut from a live body or a Italian police enlisted the help of Britain's Scotland Yard in tracing medical records of the who disappeared in Rome July 10 Italian forensic experts hope medical reports from Scotland Yard in London where the missing youth's Paul Getty lives may give clues to his son's mysterious disappearance three months ago Their re- quest was being relayed to Britain by the inter- national police organization. The purported kidnappers warned in their letter that further parts of young Getty's body will be sent through the mail if a 5-million ransom is not paid within 10 days The 17-year-old youth's recluse American grandfather believed to be the world's richest man has refused to hand over any ransom but offers by Paul's parents have reached almost million. Police have expressed doubts that young Getty was kidnapped when he vanished July 10 Mrs Harris said she is almost certain the right ear is that of her son Doubts over the authenticity of the are com- pounded by reports that Paul had a tiff with a girl-friend the morning he disappeared and that he had also told another a mock kidnapping would solve his financial difficulties. Before the long- haired youth led a hand-to- mouth existence with hippies in earning money for food by making jewellry and painting and selling his work on the streets NEW... 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