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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IHTHMIDGE HERALD Wednuday, November 15, 1972 News in brief Cily officials luce Iriul VANCUVER (CP1 trial date of Jan. It was set in pro- vincial court Tuesday for Mayor Tom Campbell, Ihe Po- lice Commission and two police officers charged with failing to grant two clerks [our hours to vote on Oct. 30, as required under the Election Act. Campbell, police commision- ers Graham Dawson, Arthur Johnson and Alan Erye am Sergeant Alec Bellman am Staff Sergeant Reno Cristofol are charged with directly or in directly interfering on Oct. 30 with granting Mary Whebby and Valerie McMillan four hours to vole. Belter recruits in RCMP TORONTO (CP) RCMP Commissioner L. Higgift says Lhc force is gelling a much better class of recruit Ihcsc days. In fad, he said- jokingly al a press reception Tuesday, [ho re- cruits are so good he doubts j he'd qualify for the force if he i Iried to join loday. The commissioner was at- tending a ceremony during which International Harvester Co. of Canada presented him with two original oil paintings of nCMP historical events to mark the force's centennial next year. Given life sentence WINCHESTER, England (AP) A London-bribed Irish- man was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison after being con- victed of killing seven persons in a bomb attack last February at the Aldersliot army base. Noel Jenkinson, 42, was also found guilty of making the ex- plosive, estimaled at 100 pounds of gelignite, that killed five women, a gardener and a Ro- man Catholic priest and injured 17 other persons. British expedition abandoned KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) A British expedition's attempt to put the first Briton on top of Mount Everest has been aban- doned because of bad weather, a radio message received here disclosed today. The brief report from the 11- man team said they were unable to go beyond feet because of "hard and strong winds." The climbers were attempting to scale the unconquered south- west face of the mountain, the world's highest. Although a British expedition made the first ascent of Ever- est, [lie two men who reached the lop were a New Zealander, Sir Edmund Hillary, and a Nepalese Sherpa, Tenzlng Nor- gay. Their triumph in 1953 was an- nounced on the eve of the coro- nation of Queen Elizabeth. The expedition this year had hoped to get to the top in time for the Queen's 25th wedding anni- versary next Monday. Astronauts start isolation CAPE KENNEDY. Fla. (AP) The Apollo 17 astronauts be- gin three weeks of prc-flight medical isolation today while launch crews start the final ma- jor rocket and spaceship tests for a Dec. "6 blastoff to the moon. The isolation, in which Ihe as- tronauts' movements and con- tarts are restricted, is to min- imize exposure to disease or ill- MONTREAL (CP) If the Progressive Conservative party had concentrated its efforts on a quarter of Quebec's 74 ridings instead of spreading across the province, it could have elected 12 members in Quebec in the Oct. 30 federal election, Paul Trepanier said Tuesday. The former president of I be party's Quebec wing has been analysing the Conscr performance in Quebec, the Tories elected on. MPs, Heward Grafftcy LUFKIN, Tex. (AP) Mar- tin Dies Sr., 71, who hunted sub- versives in government during seven stormy years as the first chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives commitl un-American activities, Tuesday night of a heart attack. The burly Texan spent Ulan 20 years in Congre-' riurine that period he against all foreign aid bills Since his retirement in Dies had stayed largely out of public view. ness that could delay the last mission in (lie Apollo series. Early today the launch crew began a week-long rehearsal duplicating every phase of the final countdown starting Nov. 30. The initial part of the test is to end next Monday with a sim- ulated liftoff at p.m. EST, Damage in millions Ontario storm costly THE AFTERMATH This is part of the wreckage following a collision belween two freight trains just east of Calgary Tuesday. Conductor Edwin Deering of Medicine Hat was trapped hours in the wreckage and suffered a severe leg injury. (CP Wirephoto) 3 trainmen hurt in wreck CALGARY (CP) The CPR main line, blocked (or 21 hours after a collision Tuesday, was e-opened early today. Trans Continental train pas- engers on the east-nest line collision site, between Calgary and Brooks. Freight runs were re-routed to the south through Lethbridge. The accident occurred near Indus, when a 32-car eastbound rere taken by bus around Ihe I freight train heading for Toron GovL studying kousing problem EDMONTON (CP) The rovincial government is study- nR the possibility of cracking own on manufacturers of pre- abricaled housing who accept eposits from customers and ien declare bankruptcy, Atlor- cy-General Leitch said 3oliceman to departure time on e or tl Quebec vote If the Brome-Mississquol and mischief c in St. orts Trepanier said in an (CP) An R( he felt the choice convicted of mis< oss Wagner as the causing a bomb scare campaign chief Western Airlines f in been disciplined by former Quebec and transferred from minister took loo in Kelowna. of decide to enter the race, RCMP com js said, and the Gordon Cunning his image from Tuesday that Cpl. Ja tough-guy he had Clavellc, 33, is being tt ly an insignificant, to southern Alberta. cy Clavelle, a membe RCMP for 15 years, Congressman Sept. 21 and f 5100 alter pleading not gi causing the bomb s shifting the focus of a PWA plane awa led from investigation of Nazi subversives to from Vancouver June he first ouse of ttee on in the late 1930s, Dies often stirred controversy and commanded newspaper testified at his trial he had had loo- much lo d and had Ireen joking wher attack, t more -ss, nad Franklin D. Roosevelt and many cabinet members openly disapproved of Dies' tactics, but he gained remarks to slewarde about passengers having bo on the aircraft. The flight, destined tor nipporl as the was delayed <10 min n implications of police escorted Cpl out from the plane and pi of under arrest. the "We are looking into possiblo ways and means of curing the he said in a legisla- ture reply to Grant Notley Mr. Notley then asked wheth- er the government is consider- ing holding the deposits in trust until the homes are completed. The attorney general said the suggestion is under study, al- though he hoped to find other answers "which are equally ef- fective." "Thai kind of proposal not only interferes with the people who may do the customers harm but It also Interferes with those people who are carrying a proper business opera- tion." He said outside the house he had received two complaints involving a total of "several thousand dollars" that are be- ing investigated. fined last Cla- NOTICE IMPORTANT PUBLIC MEETING Lethbridge Public School District No. 51 invites interested citizens (including students) to take part in discussions dealing with the present and future goals of education. The results of the recent questionaires answered by 2100 citizens will be dis- cussed. These meetings will be held in the following places on Ihe dates indicated: Nov. 15, Wednesday Lakeview Elementary School Nov. 21, Tuesday-Wilson Junior High School Nov. 27, Monday FleeVwood-Bawden Elementary School Dec. 7, Thursday Senator Buchanan Elementary School The meetings will begin at p.m. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO BE HEARD U.S. planes in big raid SAIGON (AP) United States planes gave North Viet- nam's southern panhandle its hardest pounding in months Tuesday and today, hitting at the supply buildup there with more than 300 fighter-bomber strikes and more than 30 B-52 missions. It was the largest number of fighter-bomber strikes against Vietnam in a 24-hour pe- riod since Oct.. 14. The increase in air attacks on the panhandle began Nov. 9. Officials said North Vietnam is making a "substantial" sup- ply i'ush southward through the panhandle to stockpile material for its divisions in the South he- fore a ceasefire, and U.S. are making "a greater response." The U.S. command repo.led heavy damage to North Viet- nam Tuesday, with 38 supply trucks, 11 warehouses, 15 bridges, 20 railway cars, and nine artille-y guns destroyed or damaged. BOMBING HEAVY Noth Vietnam's foreign min- istry said that in the last three days American planes had heavily bombed Ihe Do Luong dam and hydroelectric plnnl in An province and hnd ca-- pct bombed towns niul villages in civilian nrcas across five North Vietnamese provinces. The statement, broadcast by Hanoi radio, said damage nnd casualties were particularly hcvy in the lown of Ila Tinh. Meanwhile, the United States continued its own supply buildup to beat the ceasefire, nnd the 7lh Air Force an- nounced as many us 350 large U.S. transport planes have brought In tons of cquip- monl fo- Ihe Soulli Vietnamese flrmrd forces in Ihe last two weeks. to hit the back of another CPR freight going from Calgary to Medicine Hat and which hac stopped to pick up more cars, Edwin Deering, 53. of Medi- cine Hat, Ihe conductor in the caboose on the Medicine Hat- bound freight with 73 cars, was reported in satisfactory condi- tion after being trapped in Ihe wreck for three hours and later having his left leg amputated below the knee. He was freed from the wreckage afle? res- cuers jacked up the caboose. Eight cars were derailed, in- cluding four locomotives of the Toronto freight. The engines poured diesel fuel into a ditch alter the acci- dent which occurred in heavy tog. A CP rail spokesman s nine men were on the trains and two of the m, both from Medicine Hat, also suffered mi- nor injuries. NDP gains seat on recount SUDBURY, Ont. (CP) A recount of rejected ballots from 44 polk in the Nickel Belt riding Tuesday confirmed a seat in the Commons for New Democralic Party candidate John nodri- CZ. In the Oct. 30 federal election Mr. Rodriguez defeated in- cumbent Liberal Gnetan SCITC, by about votes, but clec- ,ion officials rejected bal- loU. Mr. Serre called for a recount after Liberal supporters claimed the majority of re- jected ballots favored him with an X-marking after his name rather than in the circle en the ballot. When a recount of rejected in 44 of Ihe 207 polls in the riding failed to indicate enough votes in favor of Mr. Serre to change the outcome of the election, Uie Liberal termi- nated the procedure. By THE CANADIAN PJtESS Weary civic officials loday plan lo survey the damage caused Tuesday when rain and waves smashed shorelines in southwestern Ontario, forcing evacuation of more than 300 persons and causing more than an estimated million dam- age. The storm, with winds with gusts 60 miles an hour, whacked both Canadian and United States sides of lakes Erie and St. Clair as well as Lake Michigan on the American side. More than persons were evacuated along a 38-mile stretch of Lake Erie in Mich- igan, extending north from the Ohio border. At the east end of Lake Erie, the Welland canal was closed. Restraints hurt dairy industry TORONTO (CP) The dairy industry is handicapped by "just about as elaborate a sys- tem of government restraints as human Ingenuity can William A. Maas, director ol marketing for the Royal Bank of Canada, said today. "It is to me' a marvel thai this hardy industry meets its marketing challenges as well as it he told the anual con- vention of the Ontario Dairy Council. Mr. Maas said the industry is the victim of "outdated and ob- solete beliefs among the people of government, politicians and civil servants alike, about the size and influence of the farm- ing industry in this country. Government plans new publication EDMONTON (CP) A cul- tural heritage council and a publication aimed at fostering preservation of the various eth- nic groups in Albtrta were an- nounced in the legislature Tues- day by Horst Schmid, minister of culture, youth and recrea- tion. The council and the publica- tion, to appear every two months beginning in December, were two main recommenda- tions which emerged f r o m a cultural h e r i tage conference held in June. "Alberta's people are repre- sentative of many divergent backgrounds and this fact is recognized by the government of Mr. Schmid said." "The government recognizes also thai every people has a characteristic culture of its own and, ultimately, many cultures evolving together produce a dis- 'inct and new culture. "Some people live under the impression that diversity of language and cultural expres- sions divide and weaken. The declared intent of our cultural heritage policy is that our di- versity of cultural riches shall he a binding tie of unity and an increasing source of pride to our people." An office within Mr. Schmid's department will co-ordinale Ihe development of programs de- signed lo improve (he cultural wsition of the ethnic groups in Alberta. The storm hit most of south- ern Ontario, but Uie mosl se- vere effects were felt in the townships of Pelee and Mersea, south of Windsor, and the Wind- sor area itself. WAVES SMASH DIKES William Bartja, reeve of Pelee Township, said acres of Pelee Island, 18 miles south of the mainland, were Women's shoe hike denied MONTREAL (CD A spokesman for the Canadian footwear industry denied Mon- day a charge that prices of women's shoes have Jumped by CO per cent since August, 1971. The charge was made this month by Keith Dixon, execu- tive vice-president of the Cana- dian Importers' Association, who said the price increase was a result of anti-dumping duties imposed on women's shoes from Ilaly and Spain. Jean-Guy Maheu, executive of the Shoe Man- ufacturers' Association of Can- ada, said in a statement the consumer price index shows a pair of women's shoes bought in August, 1971, before the duties were imposed, for S13.73, sold for in August, 1972. Mr. Maheu also denied Mr. Bison's statement thai a Cana- dian buying a lypical pair of imported shoes at pays at least in tariff and taxes. Total tariff and taxes on a pair of shoes selling for is he said. Mr. Maheu said the special duties are applied only to those Spanish and Italian manufac- turers found guilty of dumping by the .department of national revenue. flooded when dikes were smashed by waves from Laka Erie. "There's no use in trying to pump if he said, "because it's all level with Lake Erie now." He said at least 30 cottages were destroyed and some per- sons were evacuated on the scoops of front-end loaders. Oth- ers climbed on top of bull- dozers. He said damage would be more than 51 million. In adjoining Mersea Town- ship, Reeve Clinton Tofflemire said 300 persons were evac- uated and billeted In homes of friends and neighbors who lived on higher ground. "The water was so high that I saw a cottage going down and a refrigerator and washing ma- chine floating out into the the reeve saidt. WAVES HIGH Mr. Tofflemire said the water was so high and the wind so strong that waves broke over a breakwall which was built in 1953. "Damage will run into hundreds of thousands of dol- he said. Both townships have declared themselves disaster areas ond have asked for provincial and federal government assistance. Hijacker killed ALICE SPRINGS, Australia (Reuter) Police shot and fa- lally wounded Australia's first airplane hijacker today, a bearded 34-year-old man who seized a turboprop passenger plane and helds its passengers and crew hostage. A policeman who tried lo wrestle a sawed-off shotgun from the hijacker was In hospi- tal for wounds in the back and leg. He was said to be in serious condition. The hijacker, not Immediately identified, died In hospital of bullet wounds. Weather and road report SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET JI I. Prc :S8 '2K Lclhbriilgc...... ?incher Creek Medicine Hat irande Prairie Banff.......... Calgary....... Victoria....... 'enticton....... (amloops...... Vancouver Saskatoon...... leglna......... Toronto Ottawa Montreal....... it. John's....... Charlottclown rredencton Hilcago........ New York...... Vliami......... Angeles jas Vegas..... 'hoenix....... 45 27 38 25 31 19 ..20 1 34 24 .05 30 14 51 30 43 39 46 30 4G 32 25 21 32 ..34 20 .15 33 26 30 27 38 34 .in 43 32 .34 41 31 .0.1 ..38 29 .12 .38 32 .20 50 33 1.17 80 76 .44 60 53 1.27 59 45 .06 72 53 'OR EC AST: Lcthbiidge, Medicine Moslly cloudy today with fl few periods of light wet Know or rflin. Highs Lows 15- 20. Sunny periods Thursday. Highs Calgary Cloudy periods to- day a few sunny breaks this afternoon. Sunny periods Thurs- day. Highs both days near 35. Lows near 15. Columbia. Knolcnay To- day: Mostly cloudy. Periods of rain or snow in the Kootcnay cVstrict this morning. Thurs- day: Mainly cloudy. Highs both days 35 to 40 except in the mid- 405 in the West Koolenay dis- trict. tonight 25 to 35. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Considerable cloudiness today and Thursday. Scatlered snow- flurries mostly extreme south today and tonight. No major lemperalure changes. Highs to- day and Thursday 35 to 45. Lows tonight 15 to 25. West of Continental Divide Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers loday. Partly cloudy Thursday. Highs both days 35 to 45. Lows tonight 20s. YEAR-END SPECIAL Cultivator Shovels 16" ,95 ,70 CHISELS THESE ARE UNITED SHOVELS AND FULLY GUARANTEED GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutls Highway Phone 328-1141 OI'KIClAr, AS OF A.M. TODAY COURT1C.SY OP AMA All highways In the wilh occasional slippery we- bridge district are bare and dry llons lo frost, and in Rood driving condition, liri's IliRhway Trans Camida PERON GOING HOME TO ARGENTINA Juan D. Peron, former president of Argenlina, waves on arriving nt hold in Rome Tuesday otlcr a flight from Spain. This Pftron's firsl leg of his Irip homo offer an oxilo since WS5- (AP Wirepholo) Highway, Cnlgary to Sic.imous in good winter condition wilh slippery .sccllons near Calgary. erly filled chains are mandn- lory In Yolio, Koolenay, Glac- ier and Moinil Kevclslokc Nn- lional Parks, Ihe Banff-Jasper highway and ski access roads Highway 2, Cnlgnry lo Kd- i.i nnnlf nrel Jasper National monlon in In good condition I Parks. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coulla 21 hours: Cnrwiiy a n.m. lo li p.m.; Del Uonila 9 a.m. lo f. p.m.; Itooseville, II.C. fl a.m. lo fi pm.: KhiRsRnlc. R.C.; 34 hours; Porlhill H.vkerls fl n.m In midnight; Chief Mountain do.ieri; Wildhnrto, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, ;