Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
News In brief Policeman guilty Tex. A former Dallas policeman was found guilty of murder Thurs- day for the snooting death of a 12-year-old Mexican- American boy that touched off a riot in downtown Dallas in the summer. A jury returned the verdict of guilty against Darrell 30. Cain admitted shooting San- tos Rodriguez in his Dallas squad car about a.m. July 24 as he questioned the hand- cuffed boy and his brother about a service-station burglary. Cain testified that he thought he had emptied his .357 magnum pistol before holding it near Rodriguez's head and pulling the trigger in an attempt to make him talk. The trial was moved to Austin because of publicity in Dallas. If the jury decides Cain acted without he could receive two to five years in the penitentiary. Murder with malice carries a possible life sentence. Bear hunt banned OSLp Five countries with polar bear populations agreed here Thursday on an almost total ban on hunting the one of the biggest in the to save it from extinction. At the end of a three-day delegation leaders from the United Norway and Denmark signed the pact. The leader of the Soviet delegation could not sign the agreement for formal but he -said his government would do so by the end of next March The ban will be total except for limited hunting rights for Eskimos in Greenland and Alaska. These rights are considered essential for the whose resources are limited. One condition is that the hunt- ing must be by conventional methods and subject to control. Syncrude denies charge Polish army may hamper oil exports EDMONTON A spokesman for Syncrude Canada Ltd. says the company is not asking for a special deal Torn the federal government its oil sands development in northeastern Mberta. just asking for a of tax the spokesman said. He did not elaborate to which rules the company is referring to. Energy Minister Donald Macdonald said earlier in the week that Syncrude is seeking a and that the project should be treated as any other similar project in respect to tax concesssions. Chow time Canadian troops serving on the United Nations tent city at a Cairo racetrack. peace-keeping force line up for their first meal at their One million barrels a day 4ir workers strike U.S. lapping up Canadian oil LOS ANGELES employees of California's major commuter Pacific Southwest walked off their jobs lere today as Teamsters Union members began a strike for higher wages and jenefits. Airline chairman Floyd Andrews said he expects the airline to keep about 50 per cent of its flights operating with non-striking staff. Involved in the strike are 450 mechanics and 600 employees working in counters and baggage departments. The airline employs Control centre OTTAWA A lational telecommunications control centre has been of- 'icially opened by the Trans- Canada Telephone System. It traffic and naintenance supervision of he country-wide network. Monitored on a 24-hour each major trunk route ippears on a master display ward as an illuminated color- signal. open Before establishment of this Montreal and Regina co-ordinated alternate routing during major breakdowns in provincial networks. The centre 'will also provide a continuous picture of the operations status of sub- networks such as long dis- Canadian Forces switched network and the television and radio broad- casting network. Business freedom asked OTTAWA Jack Corner has for greater freedom to et private enterprise develop lorthern saying in he Commons that the erritories can only expand if msinessmen are allowed to flexibly. He also urged in ap- winting members to a propos- ed agency to screen foreign to see that areas Deaths By The CANADIAN PRESS ..Ont.-Earl K. first presi- lent of American Motors Canada Ltd. .Italy-Pompeo such as the north are represented. His Morval Homer Battleford said foreign capital is needed because Canadians are unwilling to take investment risks. The problem is to find a way to live with foreign how to get along without he said dur- ing debate on the screening agency bill. Italian painter and former director of the Milan Brera Arts Academy. .West .Ger- many Bruno Italian composer and conduc- tor. VANTA'S ECONOMY MEATS Phont 329-4545 904 7th Avo. South VANTA'S INTRODUCTION OF ITS PERMANENTLY ONE WEEK A MONTH EXTRA SPECIALS Starting November thru Nov. 20 BULK YOU SAVE MONEY torNMH. Our Iktt month WM grwrt iueem your frtands OiMMy i.------------------ Vtnta SfwcMteM tor your frMnr ordm Ywir Our 10c Ib. en you mnt tor your NOW NOTICE THE FOLLOWING SPECIALS FOR 1. 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It discarded the option of building a trans-Canada crude oil pipeline to Montreal to open up stagnant Alberta oil fields and committed the foreign-dominated oil in- dustry to raising exports to the U.S. Western Canada more expen- sive in those days than the foreign crude used by eastern Quebec and points farther east. imported oil is more expensive. Because of. the national oil more than one million barrels of crude oil are pumped across the inter- national boundary daily to eager U.S. customers most in the mid-west. It is a confusing situation that makes little sense at first especially amid grow- ing fears of supply interrup- possible rationing and the sky-high prices charged by Canada's two main suppliers of offshore and the Middle East. But it did make sense when the policy was established by the Conservative government of John Diefenbaker. At that the western oil industry was about one- quarter of today's size and its future was clouded by a glut of cheap and seemingly-limitless foreign oil. It cost less to tank oil from half way around the world than it did to pump it from Alberta to eastern markets. the policy divided the country into two oil markets separated by the Ot- tawa Valley line. The govern- ment redoubled efforts to increase oil exports to the then not-too-interested United States. The policy meant a higher cost for Ontario consumers than if they had been allowed to use imported but it gave the western industry a chance to expand. The scheme worked well for nearly a decade. about barrels a day when the policy was rose quickly to the initial target of climbed to in 1965 and hit by 1970. Linked closely to the policy was the interprovincial pipeline which connects western oil wells with U.S. markets and with industrial Ontario. Completed in the pipe- line cuts across the Prairies from Edmonton and moves into the U.S. at a point south of pushing east to Wis and Chicago. It swings back into Canada at Ont. At Toronto it stops. And there is no practical without extending to move large volumes of western oil into the high- demand Montreal market. Apartment blaze termed worst in city history LOS ANGELES Fire clashed through an apart- ment building early today trapping some sleeping residents and forcing others to leap for their lives. Fire Chief Raymond Hill said 23 persons eight of them children. Many others were unac- counted for or injured in what authorities said was the worst fire in the city's history. Sleeping residents of the 68- brick building in the city's poor Wilshire section were overwhelmed by the fire that broke out shortly before officials said. They said the fire licked up open stairwells to the upper floors of the U-shaped Stratford which has wings of three and four storeys. woke up and the place was all said Clarence 66. went down the fire escape... I could hear everyone Fire Capt. Walt Wilmington said by the time the first three fire companies the fire had spread to all floors. by the time our firemen got their hose lines the flames had shot through the He said more than 50 per- sons were rescued from the flaming building by firemen who guided residents down ladders and fire escapes. Others had already leaped Political action urged by Barrett TORONTO The premier of British in his first visit to has urged social workers to take political action if they want to reform current government policies. David speaking at the University of said are some governments in this country that should have been thrown out years He said it is the stack- ed boards of and a structured civil service that allows calmer and more reasonable men to rise to the top When asked if his remarks referred to the Progressive Conservative government of Mr. Barrett for you to figure The premier told the audience of social work students and teachers that his government is proof that social workers can achieve the political power necessary to reform the welfare system. He said his government's achievements include a minimum wage which will rise to an hour by January and a monthly pension for persons over 60. also provided help for the handicapped by going well beyond the federal government's means he said. The premier also said he was undisturbed by opposition to his social reform programs. are more people wasting productive time between and 3 p.m. worrying about the socialists than there are people taking advantage of from the structure. Deputy Fire Chief Dosel Brunetti said he arrived at the fire scene within 15 minutes of the first alarm and found central lobby was fully engulf- ed in Several hours after the fire was extinguished rescuers continued to search through one collapsed section for mis- sing persons among the building's estimated 200 residents. An undetermined number were in some in critical condition. Hill said many of the bodies were found on the top floors of the 40-year-old building. Sheet-draped bodies were lin- ed on a sidewalk outside. is the largest loss o.f life in a fire in Los Angeles said Wilmington. The worst previous in a hotel in killed 19 and in- jured 30. Cause of the fire was not de- but an immediate arson investigation was begun. Early reports of an ex- plosion in the lobby were dis- counted by investigators. Firemen and witnesses reported six to 12 persons jumped out of upper storey windows. Among them were mothers who dropped their babies to rescuers below and then jumped they said. Elias who lived on the first said he caught four babies. NEW SATELLITE UP MpSCOW The Soviet government has launched a Moniya 1 com- munications Tass reported Thursday. The government news agency said it will relay communications and television programs to the the Far East and central Asia. ByPETER MlCHAELSON OTTAWA Govern- ment willingness to have Polish troops join the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Middle East jeopardizes continued Arab oil shipments to the Commons was told Thursday. Allan McKinnon said External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp's ac- quiescence to Russian charges that Canadian troops have to be balanced by Polish troops confirms suspicions the Arabs might have about Canadian neutralityv To accept that Canadian troops have a pro-Israeli bias comparable to the explicit pro-Arabs bias of the Poles is demeaning to Canadian troops who profess to be objective said Mr. McKinnon. Arab oil producers have cut off supplies to countries that have sided with Israel in the .recent Middle East conflict. Canada has been receiving Arab oil supplies but uncer- tainty persists whether this will continue. Mr. McKinnon was speaking in a special Commons debate on Canada's contribution to the United Nations Emergency Force in the Middle East. The Commons approved by a voice vote a government resolution seeking approval of its decision to participate in the special six days after the first troops of the 1st Canadian Signals Regiment from Ont.. started moving out. The United Nations Security Council decided last week that Poland and Canada should provide support for following Russian objections that a Warsaw Pact country was not represented in the force. The two countries are expected to supply equal numbers of men. Canada has already sent 500 plus to the Middle East to provide com- munications. The men are ex- pected to be operational by Monday. In the the government is to decide this week whether to supply another 150 men and six air- craft following a subsequent U.N. request. Mr McKinnon said Canada has blundered onto the peace- keeping presenting the of a member of the cabinet implicitly confirming that Canada is so that a balance with com- munist pro-Arab troops is necessary. Ron Atkey St. took a similar line. He said the Polish government has been even more ly than the Russian government. A wave of anti-Semitism fol- lowed the 1967 Middle East and most Jews in Poland Food price can't be cut back OTTAWA Con- sumer Affairs Minister Herb Gray says Thursday he has no authority to order food com- panies to roll back prices. He told the Commons mis- cellaneous committee that no federal minister has such powers. An act of Parliament would be required to freeze prices or order rollbacks. He said the cabinet has drawn contingency plans for food and price but that such a move is not being actively considered. The committee is studying 1973-74 supplementary es- tabled in the com- mons last week by treasury board president C. M. dealing with the consumer af- fairs department. were purged from senior positions in government and he said. Pierre De Bane said the govern- ment still is not certain how many troops will be required. The Canadian role had not been strictly defined. Mr. De parliamen- tary secretary to Mr. also said criticism that Parliament had not been con- sulted in the decision to send troops was not justified. In similar past governments had made their decisions with Parlia- ment asked later to approve their actions. Andrew Brewin ronto supported the peacekeeping role. It was in Canada's self-interest to maintain stability because the country would become involv- ed if another world war broke out. Love shop may open by Monday CALGARY The Stampede city soon will become the fourth city in Canada to boast a Love Shop and the owner says she is to open people's eyes just by being Brenda the 29-year- old owner of a chain of Love Shops that sell sexual aids'in Toronto and said in an interview the local shop could open Mon- day. Admittance would be restricted to people over 18 years. sex shop opened a year ago and it's proving a roaring she said we'll find out if Calgarians are sophisticated enough for such a The former specialist in family therapy and mother of a nine-week old boy said the shop will sell sexual aids anything Mrs. Hooge said she has no doubt the store will be a success police morality squad was suspicious at but I think I convinced them that I was of high She said similar stores have been in operation in Europe for years with the highest quality shops being in Ger- many. store will be on the same standards as the German Couple relaxes at sea BRIDGETOWN Princess Anne and Mark Phil- lips relaxed at sea today as the royal yacht Britannia bore them off from Barbados for their Caribbean honeymoon. Both looked pale in the glare of harbor lights as they boarded Britannia Thurs- day night at the end of an eight-hour flight by commer- cial jet from London. But Phillips beamed broadly and the princess waved and smiled acknowledgement to cheers from a colorful crowd of Bar- badians and British cruise trippers off the liner Orsova berthed nearby. White-helmeted police bandsmen played calypso rhythms and the theme music from the film Love Story as the couple boarded and said their farewells to a reception party led by Sir Winston and Lady the Barbados governor-general and his wife who travelled with them on the flight from London. CAPE Pla. Three rookie American astronauts rocketed safely into orbit today to start man's longest space an 84-day aboard the earth-orbiting Skylab space station. Marine Lt.-Col. Gerald air force Lt.-Col. William R. and solar physicist Dr. Edward soared into space atop a Saturn 1-B rocket that blazed off its launch pedestal at a.m. EST. Rookie astronauts rocket to orbit Ten minutes Mission Control reported their Apollo ferry ship was safely in orbit more than 100 miles ready for the marathon journey. The astronauts immediately began tracking down the 85- ton Skylab space a de- manding task expected to take more than eight hours. right on the the control centre in Houston told the astronauts as the big rocket headed into space. smooth as Hous- Carr reported. The astronauts reported they were in an orbit ranging from about 97 miles to 137 miles above the earth. During marathon which will span United States .Thanksgiving Christmas and New the spacemen are to conduct ex- tensive studies of the earth and man. They will also take an unprecedented look at the great comet now streaking in from deep space. Tens of thousands of per- sons in the area watched as the rocket darted spewing a tail of fire as it headed northeast over the Atlantic toward orbit and the start of the final Skylab mis- sion. It is the last manned space flight planned by the United States until a joint American- Russian orbital mission in 1975. The astronauts were awak- ened at a.m. in' crew quarters five miles from the launch pad. After a brief physical examination doctors pronounced them in cellent health and and they sat down to the traditional launch day breakfast of steak and eggs. Technicians helped them into their bulky space suits with the bubble they departed for the launch pad smiling and waving at space workers and and entered the Apollo ferry ship at a.m. EST. They were to have been launched last but the night was delayed when hairline cracks were dis- covered in eight stabilizer fins in the Saturn IB rocket. The fins were replaced.