Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
28 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Fridoy, November U, 1977 Hijackers shipped to Canada then deported to V.S. By VICTOR MACKIE Hcrntil Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA A number of American aircraft hi-jackers who had been kept in Cuba after they Inndcd there were later sent by freighter to Can- ada, and then deported to the United Stales. Immigration department au- thorities confirmed Friday that Canada had received a small number of the sky pirates after they became fed up with life in Cuba. But they were held in Canada only long enough to be sent on their way under guard to the United States. An American publication "The Nation" aroused interest when in an article in its Nov. 20 issue it reported: "Cuba is n favorite resort for the hi-jackers Castro has kept the hi-jackers who have landed there, but not all of them. "Contrary to an impression Americans have received, of the 70 air pirates that have sought refuge in Cuba, about 12 have been deported voluntarily to Canada as common criminals or mer'.ally disturbed persons. On hat terms Canada received them and whether any made their way back lo the U.S. has not been disclosed." A call to Canadian immigra- t i o n authorities Thursday brought an immediate denial that Canada had received any of the hi-jackers as landed inv migrants. It was pointed oul that under Canada's regulations criminals and mentally dis turbed persons could not be ac cepted in this country as landed immigrants. However the immigration au- thorities promised to check fur- ther on the report in "The Na tion" while expressing surprise and disbelief that it was a cor- rect report. Further enquiries brought oul the information that an undis closed small than the Cuban authorities wanted to leave Cuba and re turn to the United States. The United States and Cuba several years ago broke off dip- lomatic relations. As a result the Cuban author- ities placed the group of Arnerl can hi-jackers on board freighter bound for Saint John, New Brunswick. At Saint John they were turned over to Canadian immi- gration authorities and orderec deported from Canada to the U.S. They all wanted to return to the United States and con sequently the deportation order was not appealed. The arangement was workec out between Cuba, Canada and the United States, Canadian im- migration authorities explained. None of the hi-jackers remained in Canada. Reaction cautious to transit project By THE CANADIAN PRESS Nobody told Premier William Davis to keep his money. But caution tempered the en- thusiasm of some Ontario mu- nicipal officials at the premier's announcement that his govern- ment will invest 51.3 billion in subsidies for improved public transit facilities. The premier's proposal Tues- day of an elevated monorail or air-cushioned service for the largest cities in the province brought a gentle suggestion from Albert Campbell, chair- man of Metropolitan Toronto council, that he come down to earth. While Ihe premier noted that construction of an elevated line would cost million a mile as compared wilh million a mile for a subway, Mr. Camp- bell said Metro would prefer a surface route, which can double the capacity of the overhead trains' passengers an hour. HAILS PLAN But Mr. Campbell hailed the premier's over-all plan as "very imaginative" and said the promised provincial subsidy of 75 per cent of costs of equip- menl, supporting services and public transit studies will for- estall any fare increase by the Toronto Transit Commission in the immediate future. Hamilton and Ottawa, prom- ised a smaller version of the elevated system, were happy with the proposal. Medical experiments 'dangerous' KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) Medical scientists are carying out potentially dangerous gen- etic experiments without ade- quate controls, a Toronto scien- tist says. Dr. Louis Siminovich of the University of Toronto, also head of the genetics department at that city's Hospital for Sick Children, cited a Stanford Uni- versity experiment in which only the promise of the re- searcher prevents the possi- bility of cancer-causing mate- rial being accidentally released to endanger the public. He told 150 doctors and re- searchers here Thursday that Dr. Paul Berg at that California institution is investigating a genetic defect which causes mental retardation and has suc- ceeded in attaching the missing gene to a tumor-causing virus. The viral material, when in- troduced to a cell, supplies the missing ncnc. If Dr. Berg used bacteria in- stead of crfls in his ex- periments, nnd if some of this material w.ns accidentally put down a sink, the public could risk contracting cancer. Dr. Siminovich said Hint Rt U'.fi rcouest of several research- ers Dr. Berg promised not lo use hnclcria, but this voluntary cci'rol is nr.l enough. "Dr. Horp; has students nnd Iliorc is nolhinK lo slop oilier from doing these ex- pcrimonl.s." I A spokesman for the Ham- ilton Street Railway Co. said it fits in well with the cily's plans and particularly hailed the prospect of a private right-of- we haven't had since they allowed the wag- ons to drive over the street-car tracks." Mayor Pierre Bendt said all elected Ottawa representatives and members of the public he has talked to are "over- whelmingly enthusiastic" about the provincial plan. Aid. Albert H. Weeks, chair- man of the Sandwich, Windsor and Amherstburg Railway, S. W. and A. said any added as- sistance from the province will be "gratefully received." The railway had hoped to re- place its entire fleet of buses over the next 10 to 12 years. Mr. Weeks said the tew pro- gram may accelerate the re- placement schedule and enable the railway to look into the pos- sibility of a dial-a-bus system, which had previously been turned down because of the cap- ital cost of new equipment re- quired. Mayor Jane Bigelow of Lon- don said the city will accept the premier's invitation to submit transit development pro posals when a current study by Lon- don Transportation Commission officials is completed. The premier's plan was re- ceived with mixed feelings by Kingston officials. Dr. Robert Hay, chairman of the p u b 1 i c utiliites commission, said the city badly needs new buses but Aid. Kenneth Keyes expressed concern lhat the money for pub- lic transit might be diverted from subsidies for road im- provement and maintenance. Enthusiasm was restrained in St. Catharines, where City Treasurer Larry Tufford said a provincial subsidy had been promised for 1971 and 1972 but "they ttill haven't ironed out Ihe rules under which we'll get it." "Whenever the ground rules for application are decided, 1 think the subsidy will be very said Mayor McKenzie Chown of St. Catharines. EXPANSION NOT FORE- SEEN There was good news for Pre- mier Davis from Mayor Eber Rice of St. Thomas, who said the present municipal bus sys- tem is performing satisfactorily and no major expansion of serv- ice is foreseen in the immediate future. Mayor Sid McLennan of Kitchener, which has ordered 15 buses worth for deliv- ery in March or April, hailed the 75-per-ccnt subsidy us "the greatest." Claudettc Miller, mayor-elect if the new municipality of Cam- bridge, said it would help ex- sand the fleet of 11 buses inher- ited from Gall to the 21) re- quired lo serve Preslon and flcspcler, which had no public .ransportalion system More he three communities were united. In Belleville, Mayor J. Rus- sell Scotl said Ihe Increased subsidy may permil sufficient mprovcmcnt in public trnnsil icrviee lo mnke it unnecessary lo build some new roods. SEAMEN OF THE SANCTUARY One of the first women sailors assigned 1o sea duty in U.S. Naval hislory, joins line enlisted men aboard ihe hospital ship USS Sanc- tuary at a recommissioning ceremony in San Francisco, The young lady shown here is one of about 40 enlisted women and 30 nurses who will be working side by side wilh some 480 male sailors when ihe refurbished vessel sail for ihe Mediterranean next year. Strike leaves hospital with one elevator U.S. space centre not closing down By HOWARD BENEDICT CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) Contrary to some beliefs, the United Stales space centre is not going lo close flown alter Apollo 17 is launched here Dec. G on the final moon-landing journey in the series. In fact, says Dr. Kurt Debus, the Kennedy Space Centre ivhich he directs is ready to move into the next U.S. manned project, Skylab, with three launchings next year during which men will be flying in a space a total of five months. After Skylab, Debus says, there will be a lull in manned space activity, with only a joint U.S.-Russian flight scheduled between 1974 and 1978. But dur- ing that time preparations will be under way for the revolution- ary s.jce shuttle, and during the decade of the '80s manned ships might be embarking from the Cape at the rate of one a week. There also will be a contin- uing series of unmanned satel- lite launchings, including shots to many of the planets. Skylab, a two-storey labora- tory with the volume of a me- dium size house, is to be launched unmanned by a Saturn 5 rocket next April 30. The following day a three- man crew is to be launched in a modified Apollo capsule by a smaller Saturn 1-B rocket. The astronauts will enter the Skylab 270 miles above the eartli and remain aboard for 28 days. The astronauts will conduct more than 50 different types of experiments aimed at devel- oping techniques for surveying earth's resources from space, determining man's ability to live and work in orbit for long periods, extending solar as- tronomy beyond earth's dense atmosphere and experimenting with space nu-ufacttiring proc- esses. Between Skylab and the shuttle there will be perhaps the most significant flight a joint orbilal mission in 1975 by U.S. astronauts and Rus- sians cosmonauts. First manned test flights of the shuttle are scheduled from Cape Kennedy in 1978 and it is hoped the rocket plane will be operational within a few months, functioning almost as simply as an airliner. The shuttle will take off like a rocket, fly in orbit like a space-1 ship and land back on earth like an airplane. Each shuttle will be capable of making more than 100 trips into space before wearing out. Its two solid fuel booster rockets also will be reu- after parachuting to earth. The shuttle mil be the size of a DC-9 airliner and can be flown by two pilots. It can carry up lo pounds o! payload and 12 passengers who do not have to be trained astro- nauts. Scientists, medical ex- perts, meteorologists, anyone in good heallh, can make the trip. The craft's first function will be to carry unmanned satellites into orbit. On some missions the shuttle will serve as an interim space stalion, flying 30-day or more journeys. When large in- ternational laboratories orbit, perhaps in the next decade, the shuttle could ferry men and supplies between earth and the station. Debus said a current traffic model envisages 721 shuttle launchings between 1979 and 1990. "There is no queslion but that we will go lo Mars and colonize Llie moon, probably sooner than we now Debus said. Recognition HELSINKI (AP) Finland unilaterally recognized both West and East Germany today. The official notifications were sent to Bonn and East Berlin after a cabinet meeting. There was no word when the exchange of diplomatic repre- sentatives would take place. VICTORIA (CP) A strike by elevator workmen has Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria de- pendent on one "shakey" ele- vator to move pregnant women to delivery rooms and surgery patients to operating rooms. Attempts by two cabinet min- isters to have an elevator com- pany and the union set aside their dispute long enough to complete replacement of a sec- ond elevator have so far failed. Dr. G. Scott Wallce, Oak Bay MLA and Conservative house leader, says the situation has become an emergency where the safety of patients is being threatened. Dr. A. C. Pickles, executive director at Jubilee, said Thurs- day there is undoubtedly a po- tential threat but hospital maintenance staff are on 24- hour-a-day standby to provide any needed emergency repairs. The strike by the Internation- al Union of Elevator Construc- tors, which represents both in- stallers and repairmen, started in B.C. Sept. 8 while work to replace both old elevators at he hospital with new ones was under way. Dr. Pickles said the hospital was in (ouch with both sides jefore the strike began lo see f they would finish the elevator project before any walkout. "They couldn't see Iheir way ,o do this." The hospital then appealed to !ormer labor minister James 3iabot in the final days of the Social Credit administration hut he was not able to resolve the jroblem. The new health minister, Den- f ly, is against five elevator com- nis Cocke, was then asked lo; panics OUs, Monlgomery, help and Dr Pickles said he knows Mr. Cocke has made every effort but has also been unsuccessful. Spokemen for both the valor company involved Weslinghouse, Armour and Tumbull Dover. The main issue is the comnanys' seeking to put ele- together clevalors in factories ant] j ralher than have on-site asem- Ihe union could not be reached for comment. Irr. Pickles said patients can still be moved between floors by stairway if necessary. The risk is if the elevator breaks down while carrying patients or doctors. The union has offered to sup- ply emergency renair service bul the hospitals own mainten- ancemen are able to handle this, he said. Dr. Wallce released copies of a letter he has written to Bryce Mackasey, whom he expects will be appointed labor minister shortly in a shuffle of Prime Minister Trudeau's cabinet. In it he says the hospital now is totally dependent on the re- maining ancient elevator which may break down at any time. "It is obvious that serious threats to mothers and the un- born children exist if there is considerable delay in transfer- ring the patient to the delivery room or worse still if the ele- vator should break down while the mother is actually on her way to the delivery the letter says. Dr. Wallace urges Mr. Mack- asey to intervene because "this a matter of urgent public concern." The strike, which involves 23 men locally and national- bly. Ramblin'Rose Sparkling Rose from 1 NATURE FEDERATION OPPOSES POISON USE OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Nature Federation wants the Quebec government lo make clear whether it will al- low poisoning of wolves and coyotes since the apparent fail- ure of a government-sponsored shooting and trapping wolf-con- trol program. The federation says it is "un- equivocally opposed" to Ihe use of poisons against wildlife. In a 10-pngc report released today, Ihe con- servation group also urges im- mediate aclion to develop a wolf and deer management pol- icy that will operate wilh a background of research. The report follows a six-week wolf and coyote hunt in areas where while-tailed deer arc the most important, or only, hig- ga.me .inimnl. The hunt netted only one wolf. The federation says Ihe pro- gram never should repeated. Big-game hunters were in- vilcd lo take the animals by shooting and trapping in special areas located in the Eastern Townships and Western Quebec. JAWDONK TIIOI'IIV Tourism Minislcr Claude Sim- nrd said 50 of Ihe .successful hunlcrs would hnvc hail jaw- bones of their kills mounted in transparent plastic as a trophy. The government had planned to let the animals be poisoned, then decided on the hunting and trapping program. The feder- ation wants to know if the low wolf-kill will lead to a revival of poisoning. "The systematic use of poi- scns, although relatively in- expensive for wolf control, has a devastating effect on other meat-eating species such as wolverines, foxes, coyolcs, mink, jays, ravens, caplos, Ihe report says. "In- discriminate poisoning cam- paigns cause widespread wip- outs of many valuable spe- cies." 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