Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD TuMdiy, October News in brief Torch victim critical EDINBURGH (AF) A Scottish teen-age gang set fire to a man Sunday and police said they believed the attack was inspired by a similar out- rage in Boston last week. John Hamilton. 46. a tran- sient, survived the attack but was reported in critical con- dition Three youths grabbed him in an alley where he was lying on a mattress drinking with another vagrant They doused him with the highly inflam- mable alcoholic concoction he was drinking and then threw a match on him The youths fled as Hamilton writhed screaming on the street Two young men pass- ing by tore off their jackets and smothered the flames. Police held three youths for questioning Ballard close to freedom TORONTO (CPi Harold Ballard. 70-year-old president of Maple Leaf Gardens serv- ing a three-year prison term lor theft and fraud involving S205.000 has been transferred lo Montgomery House here trom Millhaven minimum secunH penitentiary near Kingston. Ont A Toronto police official said Montgomery House is an outpost of Kingston pemtentiarv He said It's a place where convicts are acclimatized to returning to civilian life Security is minimal, which means the in- mates only have to check in at night Thev in a dormitory and have facilities for their own cooking It's a half-way house between jail and treedom Ballard applied for parole Julv 27 and becomes eligible for it on Oct 20. after serving a third of his sentence impos- ed last Oct 20. Skelton takes third bride SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Comedian Red Skelton left the church trailing wisecracks after his solemn, single-ring wedding to Palm Springs sportswoman Lothian Toland was a double-ring ceremony." Skelton said as he clutched the arm of his beam- ing bride had two rings, one for her linger and one for nose The marriage Mondav at San Francisco's First Unitarian Church was Skelton's third and his 35- vear-old bride's first The new Mrs Skelton look- ed up at her husband and said sottly "I just know I really love vou vcrv much Skelton kissed her on the cheek The bridegroom 60. was referred to as Richard by Rev David Rank in who per- lormed the ceremony Divorce restrictions eased LOriSVILLE. KY (APi Episcopal i Anglican i bishops acted Mondav to ease lestric- tions on second marriages recognizing for the first time that divorced persons may be remarried in the church In the past. Episcopal rules like those in Roman Catholi- cism, have haired remarriage except when there were specific grounds for church nullification of the previous marriage The change still subject to action bv the other branch of the church s legislature, the House of Deputies, allows any person whose marriage has been civil di- vorce or be re- married in the church Past requirements of a ear's waiting period before remarriage also were eliminated The new regulations permit Episcopal pastors to marry couples even though neither is a church member Previously one or the other had to be a member in good standing Pacer recipient celebrates TORONTO iCP) A 32- Toronto man had Canada s first nuclear- powered heart pacer im- planted in his chest Mondav and within minutes oF getting olf the operating table, was celebrating with champagne pagne Jack Tootill. who had worn a conventional battery- powered pacer since 1965 became the first Canadian lo receive a nuclear pacer after the Atomic Energv Control Board approved their use in this countrv Dr Bernard Goldman, sur- gical director of Toronto General Hospital's peacemaker clinic, said the pacer has "brought us lull cir- cle trom the days when Dr i Wilfred) Bigelow first ex- perimented with electrical stimulation of the heart more than 20 ago The So 000 pacer is about the size of a round cosmetic powder compact and is totally implanted under the skin near the shoulder. Electric im- pulses are emitted that regulate the heartbeat Holiday mishaps kill 74 Bv THE CANADIAN PRESS At least 91 persons were killed in accidents across Can- ada during the three-day Thanksgiving holidav week- of them in traffic mis- haps MODERN INDUSTRIAL RENTALS 12S01lt S. 328-8896 "Industrial and Home Owner Rentals" RUG SHAMPOOERS FLOOR SANDERS RENTAL IS YOUR BEST BUY A cross-Canada survey by The Canadian Press from 6 p.m. local times Friday to midnight Monday night, show- ed the traffic toll fulfilling a prediction by the Canadian Safety Council that between 65 and 75 would die on the country's roads. In other ac- cidents, four persons were drowned, two died in fire and II died of other causes. Last year's Thanksgiving weekend traffic toll was 72. The worst ever recorded was 1966. when 109 died. This weekend s traffic toll, together with 47 who died in road accidents during the week brought to 2.809 the un- official count of persons who died in traffic accidents so far this vear. War may decide oil importance LONDON (AP) The re- newed fighting in the Middle East might well determine whether oil is really an impor- tant weapon in the Arab arse- nal Experts in London agree that if the weapon is used the result will likely be oil shor- tages in Western Europe. Japan and to some degree the United States Higher fuel prices and perhaps rationing may result There are strong pressures on the Arabs to tread careful- ly before unleashing the oil weapon. By the third day ol the conflict, there is still no Relax wage curbs LONDON (Reuteri The British government proposed stricter control of prices and profits Monday and a relaxa- tion of wage curbs for the third phase of its fight against inflation. The new program suggested that pay raises of up to eight or nine per cent should be allowed during the period starting next month and con- tinuing until some time next fall But profits would be curbed and medium-sized companies would have to seek official permission to increase prices Under present arrange- two of the gov- ernments campaign raises in general are limited to 50 a week plus four per cent Profits now are limited to the average of the two best years in the previous five And only the largest companies, those with a turnover ex- ceeding million, are obliged to seek government permission to raise prices. One unexpected feature of the new policy was the proposal to make New Year's Day a holiday At present in Britain, only Scottish workers get a holiday on Jan 1 The proposals were outlined in a Green docu- ment listing points to be dis- cussed prior to legislation They follow talks between Prime Minister Edward Heath and union and manage- ment leaders at a time when climbing prices have cut into Ihe Conservative government's popularity Some of the largest unions in the country have rejected outright any official attempt to regulate wages But the ex- tra curbs on profit and prices coupled with the higher wage raise level, might ease union objections The fight against inflation has been Heath's No 1 headache almost since he took office in June. 1970 Though at first rejecting any idea of a wage and price policy, he in- troduced controls last November The first phase was a complete freeze on wages and prices Under phase two. inflation has continued to present a ma- jor problem The government has put much of the blame on more costly imports which are outside the scope of domestic controls ?Vre m Merle Norman s beautiful new collection of fashion lingerie Here are 3 ot Ihe many flattering fashions available Gracious Sleeveless Gown Mini Princess 11.00 Paioma 16.50 mERLE noRmnn cosmETic BOUTIQUE Gifts Wigs Perfumes College Mall Phena 328-1S2S sign of any plan by the major Middle East producers to cut off oil altogether as they did for three months following the 1967 war. It remained to be seen whether some Arab states may yet decide to cut back oil supplies in an attempt to pressure the U.S. and others to drop support of Israel There was much talk of such a cutback in Arab capitals even before the outbreak of hostilities. The clearest point to emerge so far is that the new war probably will change the politics of oil. Before the renewed war. diplomats and oil company officials m Europe, the U S. and the Middle East generally agreed that the Arab oil weapon is a long-term problem The danger point is seen around 1980. when the U S ex- pects to be importing more than a quarter of its oil needs from the Middle East The proportion is much lower than that now. MAY SPEED SEARCH Any Arab reduction of oil supplies may speed the search for oil elsewhere, and the development of alternate energy supplies from coal, nuclear reactors and other sources. President Nixon said the Arabs have no stranglehold on the U S because ol these al- ternative energy sources Most experts here who argued that the West had time, left themselves a loophole Thev said they thought unified Arab use of the oil weapon unlikely short of another Middle East war The war has arrived and these experts believe the situ- ation now is fundamentally different than it was during the June 1967. Arab-Israeli conflict when the oil weapon was used to little effect The Arabs cut off oil supplies to key Western countries But within three months they realized they needed the oil income more than the West needed fuel supplies So they turned the tap back on. The supply situation has changed, since the U S ceas- ed being self-sufficient in oil and became a major importer last year. Experts here say the total margin between world oil pro- ducing capacity and current demand is about a million barrels a day. or between two and three per cent of current supplies In effect this means that if only one Arab oil producer were to cut off its supplies there would be a shortage that could lead to some rationing Oilman dies TORONTO (CP) Oakah L Jones. 72, chairman of the board of Consumers' Gas Co. and chairman of Home Oil of Alberta, died Monday after a heart attack. A native of Boston. Mass Mr Jones came to Toronto in 1954 from Tulsa, where he was vice-president and general manager of Oklahoma Natural Gas Co since 1951 He was president and general manager of Con- sumers' Gas from 1960 to 1971. a period in which the company acquired control of Home Oil and expanded its own ac- tivities from Toronto the Niagara Peninsula. Oshawa. Ottawa. Peierboiough, Lind- say. Brockville and the Georgian Bay area. Oakah L has no middle name, only the in- spent most of his first 35 years in New England. No favoritism in Stanfield cabinet picks HALIFAX (CI'i Robert Stanlield said Monday he will make some lUlhlcss decisions in choosing a cabinet if the Progressive Conservative parlv wins the next federal election A number ol old friends and senior party members will be In passed in the interest ot putting together the best possible cabinet to lead a government, the Conservative leader said. "11 unfiv the leader of a government (hero are certain tough decisions that you've got to make and you can't tch am from making them because somebody's a nice in a Inend I've alwavs behoved in that kind ol rulhlessness, he said in ,1 television interview as he opened .1 live-day cross- Can id a lour Mr Stanfield iciected a suggestion that he would have double putting a c.ihmet gethei 11 oin the 107 Con- servative MPs sitting in I tic commons I ihmk we h ive lot-, ol tal- ent, and it s not all on I he I'ont row he 'I he lormer Novj Srolia premier .-.aid he doesn't believe in keeping MPs on a vcr" short letish. but Carpenters strike may be avoided EDMONTON (CP) A province-wide strike bv carpenters mav be avoided if they and the Alberta Construct ion Labor Relations ra 11 fv a memorandum of agreement reached during weekend negotiants The provincial council ot ea i1 pen I e r s and the association, in a joint news release said the agreement would be voted on this week bv the 3.300 carpenters across Alberta and by the 62 com- panies involved in the con- tract dispute Details ol the memorandum were not released, but the negotiating committees of both sides said would recommend acceptance The carpenters are members of seven provincial locals of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and the Edmonton members were to vote Thursday Edmonton contractors were scheduled to vote today (Tuesday' and Wednesday Voting will continue during the week at other provincial centres with final results not expected before Oct. 14. The carpenter s negotiating committee agreed to instruct all members who were to have walked out this week to remain at work Those already on strike, some walk- ed out Thursday in Calgary, will not return to work until a contract is accepted Earlier. Bob Mullin vice- president of the construction association, said the carpenters demanded a 36- pcr-cent increase in wages and benefits under a Iwo-vear contract and that this wouid result in million in extra costs He said annual gross ear- nings of a carpenter now earn- ing S12.304 would reach bv the tail of 1974 Indian arms for money had no ulterior motive YELLOWKNIFE. N W.T. (CPi There is no reason to believe that Indians in Wrigley. N.W T.. who asked for treaty payments in am- munition had any ulterior motive. Wa! 1 y Wryba, regional representative for the Indian affairs depart- ment, said Monday He said the territorial government official who related the ammunition ship- ment to the tiny settlement s efforts to block nearby con- struction of the Mackenzie highway had an irresponsible attitude The official, who did not want his name to be used, said last week that 6.000 rounds of 30-30 ammunition were heading towards Ihe settlement. 290 miles northwest of here, and "could stop the highway, the pipeline and the American 6th Army." Andy Thcnault. assistant to Mr Wryba. said Monday only 2.800 rounds were sent to Wriglev from the federal government's supply and ser- vices department in Edmon- ton He explained that under Treaty 11 .signed in 1921, In- dians m the area receive in cash and in supplies an- nually The Wriglev settlement, about one-quarter of Ihe dis- tance down tho Mackenzie River consisting of 185 people, asked foi its supply money in various kinds of am- munition instead of fishing nets traps and canvas The ammunition, shipped to Wngley from Yollovvknife Friday, included rounds of 30- 30. .303 and 243 said Mr. Thcriault Prime Minister and Mrs. Trudeau with son Justin arrive at CFB 0'- tawa south shortly before their departure for China Monday. The Trudeaus will spend a week in China. Standing ovation for Leger BRUSSELS 200 businessmen .1 n d diplomats Irom Canada and Belgium gave a standing ova- tion Monday night to Vm- bassador Jules Legcr tecenl- ly named as the next Canadian governor-general Sharing the applause was Mrs Leger who. along with her husband, was attending a Thanksgiving Dav dinner sponsored bv the Belgo- Canachan Chambers of Commerce One report circulating here says Leger may slav at his Brussels post which he has held since April 4 until about Christmas before returning lo Canada The silver-haired. 60-vear- o 1 d diplomat h a .s been presiding over arrangements for a move his embassy lo new quarters in downtown Brussels The Mondav night dinner had long been planned with Leger as guest ol honor in his role as ambassador But the announcement ol his new appointment transformed it into the Canadian social highlight of the vcar in Brussels. Meanwhile praise for Leger came from Pans where he was Canadian am- bassador during the years of deepest strain between Ot- tawa and the late Charles de Gaulle's government Reporting Leper's new ap- pointment, the Pans new- spaper Le Monde said that despite the challenge posted by his ambassadorial duties in the France of 1964-HR Leger s simplicity, frankness and great qualities ol heart preserved lor him in the most difficult moments, the es- teem of all those who met him Soldiers injured Four British soldiers suf- fered minor injuries Monday afternoon when the bus in which they were ruling left the road near Wrcntham. about 40 miles southeast of Lethbridge T he injured. Robert Halloway Nicholas Halficd. James Fear and James Nash. arc members of the Third Royal Tank Regiment based at Suffield RCMP said the driver of the bus was trying to stop the vehicle at the intersection of Highways 36 and 61 when Ihe accident occurred. that he can be "quite ruthless" in decisions that alfecl the public. He did not indicate which MPs might be bypassed Nu- merous senior Conservatives sit on Iront-row benches in the Commons They include. John Diefenbaker (Prince Alfred Hales George Hees (Prince Edward- Gerald Baldwin (Peace Angus MacLean and Walter Dinsdalc (Brandon- Souris) The Conservative leader ex- pressed confidence that his partv will oust the Trudeau government when an election is called IS NDP DECISION He declined to predict when one mav largely in the hands of the NDP at the said his party is strong in the West and has gained strength in Quebec. Only two Conservatives were elected in the 74 Quebec- ridings in 1972 Mr Stanfield said the Con- servatives scored a break- through in 1972 by electing several strong MPs from ma- jor cities But the party would need more MPs from both Quebec and Ontario to lorm a government, he said Levesque claims Montreal voters' lists inaccurate MONTREAL (CPi Leaders of throe of Quebec s loui politic al parties spent Mondav cnticmng the Parti Queherois while I'Q leader HUH' Lov-esque claimed that i olei s lisls in Montreal ndings were inaccurate for the 29 provincial election Mi Leviscjiic told per- sons attending the first iiubli." eampamn meeting in ins home riclum ot Donon. just dl lieie that more than 000 qualified voters have beer lelt oil lists in 24 east- enrl ruling1. He also told reporters that another 25000 are missing Irnm lists in 10 west end I'hose ligures lie said were am at checking Mon- treal water tax records and bv do, ii to dooi survevs bv party members permanent voters' list lor all Quebec was drawn up last summer but Montreal voters ha ve a nine-dav pet md starting Oct 1! to make cor- rections to the list Earlier Mondav Piermer Robert Honrassa told a rally in Donon that the Parti Quebecoi-. will meet its today when it un- veils iK builL'ei for the lirst ol an independent Quebec KXPKCTS GLOOM I have the impression this will bf a gloorm document M; said lie said the Liberals would have answers to counter all the Parti Quebecois ligures SI Raymond. 30 miles west o I Quebec Ci t Credit iste loader Yvon Canadian film award up in air MONTREAL (CPi A sur- prise move hv 14 Quebec directors has of the Canadian Film Awards up in the air on the issue of whether I hero will be anv awards this year The directors, members of t h e Association d e s Reahsatciirs do Film (In Quebec (Quebec Film Direc- tors Association) said Monday will bovcott the awards presentation Friday and 'refuse in advance any prizes that might be awarded to them The announcement came midway through the first dav of showings here Until now (he 25-year-old awards have been presented in Toronto. Thev dropped a bomb on us 'Marc-ia Cone lie. ol Ihe event said Mondav night The directors' statement, winch included the signature ol association president Jac- ques Gapne. says Ihe awards "plagiarize1 the Academy Awards in the United States The statement also says, the "rejection of certain films, imposed by the logic o( the awaicls. gives a mutilated pic- ture of our Qucbccois produc- tion Dupuis claimed credit for stopping the terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec iFLQi Although the FLQ has been (human! since the October CTISIS ol 1970 he said they have stood aside since he re- cnteied politics last winter 'because they're afraid ol Dupius Energy policy urgent EDMONTON (CP) Canada needs an immediate, comprehensive, long-term energy policy, based on federal-provincial con- sultation, says Progressive Conservative leader Robert Stanfield After attacking the Liberal government for implementing an export tax on petroleum without full consultation with the provinces the Conser- vative leader has embarked on his own series of energy talks with provincial premiers Last week he met Ontario Premier William Davis. Sas- katchewan Premier Allan B1 a k e n c y and Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed Later this week, he is lo meet Manitoba Premier Ed Schrever and British Colum- bia Premier Dave Barrett A meeting previously sched- uled with Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa was postpon- ed until after that province's election campaign this month The conferences are to help the Conservative party es- tablish guidelines for a national energy policy. Mr Slanfield said LOOKS TO FUTURE He wants a comprehensive energy policy which will con- sider all types of gas. electric, coal, uranium and will ensure that long-term Canadian demands are mot Although he has stated very few specific proposals yet, he has said the federal govern- ment should clear up uncer- tainties which are hampering oil industry exploration and development. Deaths New York Sidney Blackmer, 78, an aetor in television, films and on Broadway Barry's Bav. Ont Colonel Zdisla'w Szydlowski. 73. Polish scientist and Second World War hero London Dennis Price. 58, British actor in television and theatre. La Jolla, Calif. James Strohn Copley, 57. chairman of Copley Press Inc., which publishes 5 daily newspapers.