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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIOQE HERALD Novembw 1173 News In brief London engineers strike LONDON Five hun- dred London commuter train engineers began a 24-hour strike tripling road traffic into the capital despite the threat of oil shortages and government pleas to leave cars at home. The seeking speedier action on a pay forced delays and cancellations affecting an es- timated commuters. Ambulance drivers engaged in a separate pay dispute or- dered a slowdown in London and other major answering only emergency calls. Accidents claim 54 By THE CANADIAN PRESS Seven persons who died in a two-car crash at a highway junction near were among at least 54 persons who lost their lives accidentally in Canada during the weekend. A survey by The Canadian Press from 6 p.m. local times Friday to midnight Sunday night showed 48 died in one was three died by one died in a small plane crash and one in an ex- plosion The weekend traffic added to the 27 during the brought to the unofficial total of traffic deaths in Canada this year. Nixon gets kissed ROBINS AIR FORCE Ga As Presi- dent Nixon shook hands on the edge of a throng of people welcoming him to an attractive brunette seized his yanked him forward and kissed him on the cheek took my but I said I didn't want a I wanted a said 23-year- old Cynthia a Ga housewife. dreamed three months ago he took me to the Super Bowl. When they said he was coming I 'I'm going to kiss that man.' Mrs. Graham said that after she kissed and hugged the she could not get her Polaroid camera ready for a quick shot. take your and waited on she said. Mrs. Gresham proudly dis- played the snapshot of Nixon. It was completely out of focus. Bombs wound six BELFAST A wave of bombings wounded at least six persons Sunday night in the fast hours before a Christ- mas ceasefire nailed by' Northern Ireland's main Protestant guerrilla group. The outlawed Ulster Volun- teer Force warned that any of its members breaking the 43- day scheduled for mid- night Sunday would face physical punishment j3T It was not immediately clear whether the rash of bombs was the work of ex- tremist Protestants or Catholics. The Ulster Volunteer Force urged the Ulster Freedom a smaller Protes- tant group also fighting to keep Northern Ireland to hoiwr the Christ- mas truce New party formed 1 OTTAWA A new po- litical which wants English as the country's only official will enter the next federal the Canadian Loyalist Association announced Sunday The Canada Party expects to run more than 50 can- Stuart Neilson told a news conference following the association's two-day closed meeting Canada Party stands for repeal of the Official Languages Act which contravenes the rights of Canadian as guaranteed by the Mr. a member of the association executive. The constitution names English as vthe official language from coast to he said. It did not provide for official use of French or any other language. Other groups which endors- ed the new party included the Western Canada Party and the New Brunswick Dominion of Canada Party Lower fees sought RED DEER The Alberta Trailer Association has decided to ask the federal department of northern af- fairs to reduce trailer camp- ing fees for senior citizens in national parks. In a resolution approved at the association's semi-annual the 30 delegates decided to ask for the fee reduction because of the financial plight of senior citizens. Patrol wants union Mont. About 60 per cent of the Mon- tana Highway Patrol is ready with a petition to organize into a says Tom an official of the Montana Public Employees' Association Snyder said more than half of the patrol's 200 non- supervisory personnel have signed cards to join. Officials are awaiting adoption by the state board of persdnnel Deaths Desmond Wag- head of the pathology department at the University of in hospital. appeals of rules to govern collective bargaining by state employee groups before filing the petition. The board is expected to adopt an emergency set of rules next week Also pending before the board are similar petitions signed by 175 workers in the state depart- ment of health and en- vironmental sciences and by 73 at Eastern Montana College in Billings. former principal of the University of Toronto's Vic- toria after a brief il- lness. What energy Fears of an energy crisis in North America haven't deterred lighting up Portage Avenue in other parts of Winnipeg from its traditional Christmas way. The city switched on its lights last week and will keep them burning throughout the holiday season. President says he's not a crook Friendly crowds greet Nixon KEY Fla. President Nixon is on the campaign trail again in an attempt to put behind him the abuses of his 1972 re-election but unlike last year he has assumed the role of under- dog After holding an unusual live television-radio news conference Saturday in which he said he is a Nixon made a flying trip to politically friendly Georgia Sunday that had all the ear- marks of a quest for votes In a regional appeal beloved by Nixon called Atlanta Falcons of the National Football .League comeback team of with five straight victories after three straight losses. He should talk to Falcon coach Norm Van Brocklin find out how they did The at produc- ed a demonstration by several hundred young people who chanted for resignation or im- but the large crowds were generally friendly. Nixon shook admired babies and was kissed by two pretty girls. His audience were voters who solidly support his conservative domestic policies and are grateful for the defence industries and military bases spread around their which gave him his second largest election majority in any state. After a week of private hud- dles in Washington with con- gressional Republicans and selected southern Nixon 'appears to be going public with a Watergate counter-attack that is pected to produce more public sessions with the news media and presiden- tial statements. His trip to official- ly to honor the 90th birthday of retired Democratic Representative Carl Vinson and the 100th anniversary of the Mercer University law was planned only a few days earlier. he gave little ad- vance notice of his Saturday TV-radio appearance at the Disney World convention of The Associated Press Manag- ing Editors Association He also plans a stop Tues- day at a Republican governors conference in Memphis en route to Washington. At the APME convention he told his TV-radio audience. made my but in all my years of public I have never profited from public service. I have earned every cent. And in all my years of public I have never obstructed justice. have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. I am not a crook Giving his version of some of the most controversial Watergate-related in response to questions from the assembled U.S. and Canadian Nixon acknowledged for the first time he paid only nominal federal income apparently a total of in 1970 and 1971. But he said his 1969 taxes were Nixon said at the out- set of the news that he will not resign long as I am physically able to handle the position Electors give okay to political NEW KNIT REVUE OP 73 cufftd floppy tarns... In acrylic knits wrtrt matching mufflers. Assorted and colors. PER SET noRmfln cosmETic BOUTIQUE QIM HULIU Ml liM By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor Cranbroofchas a new mayor and several new aldermen will enter council chambers at Kimberley and Fernie following civic elec- tions in British Columbia Saturday. Lawyer Tyrone Colgur defeated woods worker Andrew Bjorn to win the mayor's post at Cranbrook. Former mayor Maurice Klinkhamer did not seek re- election. Mr. Colgur received votes to Mr. Bjorn's 992. Mayor Vern Uphill retained his job in Fernie and there was no mayoralty contest at the post being held by youthful Mayor Jim Ogilvie. A new alderman at Cranbrook is Ron former editor and publisher of The Cranbrook Courier now in radio work. Mr. Powell received 1.047 votes. Re- elected were Alec Demchuk with votes and Arthur Beresford with votes All are two-year terms with Aid. Demchuk entering his third term of office and Aid. Beresford beginning his se- cond term Kimberley Chamber of Commerce veteran Pat Oakley won a seat on council by polling 865 votes. A service station he was a driving force in transforming Kimberley into the City of the Re-elected to council were Ken 931 and Harry 859 votes. A. Drinkwater toppled incumbent Allan R. Morrison to become mayor of Grand Forks. Harold Elmes retained his job as mayor of Rossland. But in incumbent mayor Louis D. Maglio lost to challenger J. T. Mowatt by more than 150 votes. There was a 73.4 per cent one of the highest. Karl Maartman was elected mayor qf the Village of Elkford in its first election. He received 136 votes to defeat Mike Leahy with 109 votes. Elkford aldermen are new- comers Herbert 169 and Grace 149 votes. Re-elected follow- ing an appointment was Ambrose Sylvester Etmanski with 109 votes. The fourth seat was won by Richard Grieve with 100 votes. Three newcomers were elected aldermen at Joe 890 Roy 694 and Al 584 votes. MD of Sparwood voters fill- ed three seats for two-year terms with incumbent Frank Fairclough topping the polls with 241 followed by newcomers Victor 192 and Gilbert votes. At two can- didates contested a term vacated by the new Mr. Colgur. It was won by Stephan Atchison with votes. Robert Wilson polled 565 votes in the contest. School trustees were elected as Incumbent Dorothy and newcomer Dr. Oswald votes. Rural trustee Ron Brown of Moyie was elected by acclamation. Incumbent Mike Wasnock filled the only seat with 818 defeating Frank Lynch with 488 There was a 73 per cent turn out Incumbents John and Brian and newcomers Robert votes and Mrs. Denise votes. Don Jackson failed to gain a seat with 904 votes. Jacob 124 to win the only defeating Gerald Lee with 120 votes. MD of Incum- bent Ann 553 filled the defeating Bruno 168 votes. Elected Regional District of East Kootenay directors were incumbent chairman Vince 163 defeating Gary 76 both of and Columbia Valley electoral farmer Eric Rasmussen of 147 defeating retired contractor Chris Madson of 61 votes. At voters favored spending to provide parking space for the downtown Bavarian village improvement. Party united after speech from premier SASKATOON After three days of strongly worded policy Saskatche- wan New Democrats wound up their annual convention Sunday with a display of party unity and enthusiasm. Premier Allan Blakeney's 10-minute closing speech call- ing on delegates to continue the struggle for democratic socialism produced a standing ovation that was ly transformed into several minutes of rhythmic clapping and singing of Solidarity Forever. Moments a flushed and jubilant premier told reporters was a real coming together and a real laying aside of some of the points of conflict that there has been in the The 880 convention delegates and visitors agreed on the need for greater government involvement in resource a long list of union-proposed changes in labor' legislation and a system in which parents and students would have more power over schools and teachers. But there also was serious disagreement on key issues like energy and hard words for the party leadership and provincial NDP government. Most of the disagreement and criticism came behind closed in the policy committees that sifted through the scores of resolutions submitted to the convention. Premier Blakeney said that if the committee debates had been any more referees would have been necessary. anyone felt that this par- ty was getting the discussions in some of the panels dispelled that idea In the public convention ses- the hottest debate came on the question of whether Saskatchewan resource in- dustries should be nationaliz- ed v resources developed' by Crown cor- porations or devel- opment should be by a mix- ture of private co- operatives and Crown cor- porations. By a vote of 207 to the convention rejected the na- tionalization proposal. Delegates eventually adopted a resolution calling on the government to develop natural resources through Crown corporations or co- operatives every possible Before the nationalization proposal was Premier Blakeney argued that it would mean nationalization of farms if taken literally By most labor majority sub- mitted by labor smooth sailing. The convention approved proposals to raise workmen's compensation to 100 per cent of normal certify unions where the employer has un- fairly tried to prevent their give preference to unionized firms in awarding government outlaw professional strike-breaking and anti-union legislate a four-day work week with no decrease in pay and convene hearings to consider raising the provincial minimum wage to an hour. The convention rejected arguments that creation of school councils should be left up to school boards. Delegates approved pro- posed system of having school of teachers and hiring of teachers and course selec- tions. The convention also i resolved that teachers should be evaluated _by fellow teachers and parents. M'KION Stroke fells leader TEL AVIV David who led Israel from its violent birth in 1948 into modern was in critical condition today after suffering a hospital officials say A Tel Hashomer Hospital spokesman said that the 87- year-old former premier had been and since he entered the hospital Sunday after being stricken at lus.apartmeuj. here. _._- Ben-Gurion's personal Dr. Boleslaw Gold- said a blood clot on the left side of Ben-Gurion's brain had paralyzed trie right side of his body Dr. Goldman said Ben- Gurion was conscious and after receiv- ing treatment throughout the night. have hopes for his but they are Ben-Gurion resigned as pre- mier in 1963. After several more stormy years in parlia- he retired from public life in 1970 to spend most of his time in seclusion at his home in a kibbutz in the Negev. He first arrived in the land later to become as a 20-year- old immigrant from Poland in 1906. He became a leading figure among Palestinian Jews under Turkish and then British rule. When the British left on May Ben-Gunon declared Israel an indepen- dent state and led his people in the fierce fighting with the Arabs that followed Eight die By The CANADIAN PRESS At least eight persons died accidentally in British Colum- bia during the six in traffic and two in fires Space cruise may be halted HOUSTON Space officials say that if a cooling system cannot be the Skylab 3 astronauts' plann- ed record flight might have to be cut short. COME AND LEARN ABOUT INDEPENDENT FREE. NON-DENOMINATIONAL RELIGION NOV. 20 No Admission Charge No Obligation Gerald William Pogue and Edward Gibson brought from earth a repair kit to fill the leaky refrigeration loop with a fluid called Coolanol. They were to punch a hole in a service line this afternoon and attach a container of the fluid. The space agency said Saturday night that .Alan chief of the astronaut had reprimanded commander Carr for an attempt to conceal that Pogue had vomited. Shepard told Carr his action was fairly serious error in Carr I agree with you.' It was a dumb deci- For the last two days the as- tronauts hive been activating Skylab systems and moving several hundred pounds of recording tape and tools from the'Apollo ferry ship into the station. They alto started medical experiments that will con- tinue throughout their planned 84-day night to assess the affect of long-term space travel. The cooling system for certain electronic instruments and some food compartments developed a slow leak while the Skylab 2 crew was aboard in August. They switched to a backup loop. Mission control said that if the repair job is unsuccessful and the secondary loop the mission might have to be cut short because some food would spoil and some elec- tronics might fail. The space agency also wants both loops in so the men can use water cool- ing instead of air cooling for Uieir suits during space walks. 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