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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, October 17, 1973 News in brief Leftist party elected Would be first in Canada ANKARA (AP) The Democratic Socialist Republican People's party won the largest number of votes in Turkey's general elections, which put a leftist party on top for the first time. The party failed to gain a majority in the 450-seat assembly and received 180 seats in an unofficial count Next-largest block of votes, according to unofficial returns Tuesday, went to the War prisoners increase TEL AVIV (Reuter) Some 710 Egyptians and Syrians have been taken prisoner since the start of the Middle East war 12 days ago, Israeli military sources said today The prisoners include 460 Egyptians, 55 of them of- ficers, and 238 Syrians, 28 of whom are officers. The high number of officers held is presumed to include a large number of downed pilots Housing department okayed VICTORIA Legisla- tion establishing a fuli-fledged department of housing in British Columbia finally gain- ed approval in principle Tuesday, but third and final reading of the Farm Income Assurance Act was held by by Liberal members. The Liberal Party was also the only one to vote against the Department of Housing Act. which would give minister without portfolio Lome Nicolson wide powers to ease the housing shortage in the province. Claiming the legislation was too vague and left too much to the discretion of the minister and the cabinet, the Liberals opposed the bill which went through second reading by a vote of 47-to-4. Queen to open opera house CANBERRA (Reuter) Queen Elizabeth arrived to- day to begin an Australian visit during which she will open Sydney's new million opera house The Queen, who flew from Fiji where she made a 24-hour rest stopover after her flight from London via Vancouver, was met at Canberra airport by her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. The duke, who flew to Aus- tralia last week, boarded the aircraft to disembark with the Queen several minutes later. Australian Gov.-Gen. Sir Paul Hasluck and Lady Hasluck and Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and Mrs. Whitlam greeted the royal couple Cadets of the Aus- tralian Royal Military College at Duntroon fired a 21-gun sa- lute as the Queen inspected the guard of honor. She is to open the waterfront opera house in Sydney Saturday Bank application rejected WASHINGTON (AP) The Nixon administration has re- jected an application for a bank that would have com- peted with one run by Nixon's close friend Bebe Rebozo. FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE OPTICAL MfSCRimON CO. The office of the com- ptroller of the currency said Tuesday it turned down the charter application for a bank that would have competed with Rebozo's bank, the only one in Key Biscayne, Fla In doing so, it rejected the recommendation of a field ex- aminer who had urged the ap- plication be approved, an offi- cial said. The chairman of the House of Representatives banking committee, Wright Patman, said he has written a letter to Comptroller James Smith asking for an explanation. All You Really Need Is One Beautiful Fur from CANADIAN FURRIERS Fine Furs are synonymous with Canadian Furriers. Thanks to our skills, you can be assured of the very latest designs combined with quality craftsmanship. Whether it's Muskrat or Mink, casual or elegance, you'll find your one beautiful fur at Canadian Furriers. Shop till p.m. Your Authorized Canada Majestic Mink Retailer CANADIAN FURRIERS "In A Tradition of Quality" Paramount Theatre Bldg. 4th Ave. S. Occupiers liability act for Alberta sought Justice party, which won 156 seats in Sunday's voting. Republican People's chair- man Bulent Ecevit, 48, poet, journalist and former labor minister, faces a tough problem in this NATO- member country where coali- tion governments have never been successful. Some commentators called for a "grand coalition" between the Republicans and the Justice party of former premier Suleyman Demirel. EDMONTON (CP) The lunch stand customer goes to the back of the premises to use the toilet and falls through a trap door that was left open. He injures himself and sues the proprietor of the lunch stand. Who's responsible? Frankly, says Ron Ghitter the courts would have a terrible time trying to decide since laws governing the liability of occupiers of premises are so tied up in hundreds of years of British tradition. SPEAKS ON BILL The MLA, a lawyer, was speaking in the legislature Tuesday night during second reading of a bill introduced during the spring session and held over so reaction from groups and the public could be assessed. Public reaction was "a big Mr. Ghitter said, ex- plaining that the whole area is so complicated and confused that most lawyers can't even understand it. He hopes that his bill, the Occupiers Liability Act, will clarify the situation. He described it as a landmark bill, the first of its kind in Canada. Under the act, there are two classes of persons who come onto property owned by someone else. This replaces the diverse definitions in current statutes. The first class trespassers is restricted so as not to include anyone "whose presence... becomes unlawful after his entry on premises and who is taking reasonable steps to leave." These persons are grouped in the second category, as visitors, who are anyone on a property legally, under a contract, such as an employee, or because they were invited. Mr Ghitter said the exam- ple of the 1941 lunch stand case illustrates the need for a change in this murky area of law. The case resulted in a long court battle over whether the person going to use the backroom toilet was in an "in- vited position" as a patron of the would thus be able to recover whether he was in a lesser category of privilege. Mr. Ghitter said damages were first refused in the case but an award was later made on appeal, based on a fine legal distinction. He did not say how the case might turn out under his bill but made it clear the courts would likely have an easier time deciding. The bill removes the am- biguity and artificial distinc- tions in current statutes, setting out a general principle of negligence, the MLA aid. He predicted it will result fewer negligence cases in the courts. The principle is: "An occupier of premises owes a duty to every visitor on his premises to take such care as is reasonable to see that the visitor will be reasonably safe in using the premises for the purposes for which he is in- vited by the occupier to be there or is permitted by law to be there." There are exceptions in the case of children on property. The bill received second reading. Also read a second time was a housekeeping bill that will allow husbands to sue their wives for alimony in divorce cases. The change is one of 17 amendments in a bill in- troduced by attorney-general Merv Leitch to give women the same rights as men and men the same rights as women in provincial legislation. Sideline other House business After the fall Buddhist monks walk Tuesday past a charred vehicle, a reminder of recent rioting by students which led to the fall of the military government in Bangkok, Thailand. Monks traditionally visit homes and shops each morning to beg for food. Ex-Thailand premier seeks exile in U.S. BANGKOK (AP) The chief of Thailand's fallen military government was fly- ing to the United States in ex- ile today, the U.S. embassy said. Order was returning to Bangkok in the wake of a student-led uprising that drove the military clique from power. The embassy said Field Marshal Thanom Kit- tikachorn. the former premier, left Thailand Tues- day night for Boston and was due to land this afternoon. Informed sources said Tha- nom's daughter had studied in Boston and the family has an apartment there The sources said the former premier was accompanied by his wife and daughter, the daughter's hus- band and their two infant chil- dren Thanom's son. Col Narong Kittikachorn, and Field Marshal Praphas Charusathien. Thanom's deputy premier and the strongman of the military re- gime, took their families to Taiwan Monday night. Of- ficials there said they were stopping for "a short stay, a but their ultimate destination was not known All three of the exiled leaders amassed fortunes while in power. A Bangkok newspaper reported, however, that the new govern- ment froze a bank account belonging to Praphas when he tried to transfer it to Hong Kong shortly before leaving the country. Thailand's new premier, former university rector Sanya Thammasak, promised a government cremation ceremony for those killed in the uprising, known to number at least 283. He appointed a new cabinet Tuesday, with all but two top posts going to civilians. Larger role for inmates at inquiry CALGARY (CP) Prisoners at the Calgary Correctional Institute will have a larger role in the proceedings of the Harradence Commission for inquiry into alleged beatings of prisoners by guards, Commssion counsel Patrick Peacock said Tuesday. Machinery has been set up that would allow prisoners' grievances to be heard, he said in an interview. "We have made arrangements with Chief Inspector Art Roberts to have prisoners present him with in- formation, complaints and suggestions concerning the in- stitute. If there is substance to them, they will be investigated at the inquiry." He said a committee of five prisoners has been appointed to compile the views of their fellow prisoners. NEW... "LINGERIE SLIPPERS" Make her feel feminine down to her toes! "LACE ROSEBUD" 5 25 "MARABOU" 5.75 Avtllibto now noRmfln cosmETic BOUTIQUE Gifts Wigs Perfumes College Mall Phone MPs debate views on war By BOB DOUGLAS OTTAWA (CP) Th Com- mons shunted aside the domestic issue of family allowances Tuesday to plunge into inconclusive debate on the distant Middle East war. But, Claude Wagner, Con- servative foreign affairs critic, suggested the war is not really far removed from Canada. "I suggest that we will indeed be lucky if the present conflict remains within the category of a little war." Spokesmen for all parties aimed most of their shafts at the Arabs, the Soviet Union and the United States for their roles in the war. New Democratic Party Leader David Lewis even took aim at the United Nations, saying UN discussions of the war gave the impression of a "lynch mob ready to tear Israel apart." Second-reading debate on the government bill to increase family allowances was halted in late afternoon by all-party agreement to hold the special discussion on the Arab-Israeli war. The war debate ended without specific action taken. Wine, beer ads approval praised EDMpNTON (CP) Legislation permitting the advertising of wine and beer on radio and television stations "means a great deal to the broadcasters of Alber- Lew Roskin, president of the Broadcasters Association of Alberta, said Tuesday. Mr. Roskin, general manager of radio station CHQT, made the comment in response to a statement by Don Getty, intergovernmental affairs minister, that wine and beer advertising can begin immediately on broad- casting outlets throughout the province. Mr. Getty said in an inter- view that "a committee has been set up between the cabinet and the broadcasters association to review any problems or complaints that may arise, and to keep up to date on the advertising. The committee may make suggestions or change the guidelines if they see any abuses or problems, he said. Mr. Roskin said that with the advent of cable television, beer and wine advertising has been seen in Alberta, and the new guidelines mean a great deal in reducing prejudice against the broadcasting in- dustry. "For many years, we have been trying to do away with prejudice against broad- casting in that the print media has been able to advertise beer and wine, while we were not." Mr. Roskin said the broad- casters' research into beer and wine advertising shows consumption is not increased "it merely creates brand preference." Based on ex- perience in provinces where such advertising is already allowed, it will have no effect on children, he said. Fraud top problem for banks EDMONTON (CP) Fraud, not robbery, now is the most serious security problem faced by banks, the security director for the Canadian Bankers' Association said Tuesday. Mike Ballard told about 200 Edmonton bank employees attending a seminar that the banking industry, "built on a system of good faith and is particularly vulnerable to those who take advantage of that good faith. However, the security director said bank robbery is a much reduced problem with only 11 robberies having been committed in Alberta com- pared to 28 the previous year. Mr. Ballard noted much of the fraud problem can be attributed to advances in graphic arts that allow counterfeiters to reproduce cheques and credit cards with equipment that will fit in a suitcase. Unemployment in- surance and insurance com- pany cheques are particular targets of forgers because they are easy to reproduce and can be written for large amounts, he said. First black mayor elected in Atlanta From AP-REUTER ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) Maynard Jackson says his election as Atlanta's first black mayor is "a resounding affirmation of the principles of unity and brotherhood that have helped make Atlanta tru- ly a city too busy to hate." Jackson piled up an over- whelming lead in predominantly black precincts to unseat Mayor Sam Massell in their runoff election Tuesday. Massell had won virtually all of the black precincts four years ago to become the city's first Jewish mayor. At the same time, Jackson was elected vice-mayor. Unofficial returns, in- cluding absentee ballots, gave Jackson votes to for Massell White moderate Wyche Fowler swamped black civil rights activist Hosea Williams, to for the presidency of the city council. Blacks won nine of the 18 seats on the council. The election gave the city young leadership. Jackson is 35, Fowler 33. CALLS IT TURNING POINT Jackson called his election "an important juncture in the history of Atlanta." Massell, 46, was runner-up to Jackson in the first vote two weeks ago in which there were nine other candidates. After conceding defeat in the run-off Tuesday he offered the mayor-elect "all the help he needs." Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter offered his con- gratulations and co-operation. The new administration will take office Jan. 7. Irish stamp irks MPs LONDON (Reuter) Two British members of Parlia- ment complained Tuesday that the Irish republic has issued a stamp showing the whole of Ireland in one color with no border between the republic and Northern Ireland. A foreign office spokesman explained that the stamp shows a meteorological map of Western Europe and that national frontiers therefore are not marked. The family allowance bill would increase, effective Jan. 1, average monthly payments to a child from the present flat rate of Parliament last month increased payments to the flat rate Soviet Union. Moscow had helped the Arabs upset the delicate balance of power in the Middle East. He chided the Israelis for not taking a more conciliatory approach to the Arabs in re- cent years. He proposed an inter- national inquiry to work out alternative solutions, but final settlement would have to be worked out directly between the warring parties. Find bodies of kidnap vctms CLAUDE WAGNER heads debate from an average a month. The proposed legislation is expected to receive second reading today, then go to the Commons welfare committee for detailed study. During the war debate, Ex- ternal Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp said he deplores the reopening of hostilities by the Arabs. The government stood by its long- held policy that Israel has a right to exist behind secure boundaries. He implied that the onus is on the Arabs to bring about a lasting peace. If Israel was to have secure frontiers, these had to be recognized by neighboring states. "We understand the diffi- culties, but we plead that a start be made on the way to a negotiated settlement." Mr. Sharp criticized the So- viet Union for supplying arms to the Arab countries, but noted that the United States "also felt compelled" to provide war materials to Israel. He saw little hope for ending the war through United Nations efforts. But, Canada had told ambassadors from the warring nations that Ot- tawa wanted an immediate ceasefire. Mr. Wagner suggested the Arabs attacked the Israelis at the encouragement of the SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. AP) The bodies of four kid- nap victims were found Tues- day off a dirt road in the San Bernardino Mountains. Authorities said at least three of them had been slashed repeatedly and one had been disemboweled. The second husband of a di- vorced woman victim and two other men were booked for in- vestigation of kidnapping and murder Monday after in ransom was delivered. The four victims were identified as Dorothy Sanchez, 34; her daughter, Toni, 15; her son, David, 14; and John McGrail, 19. All were of Grand Terrace, a San Bernar- dino suburb. They had been missing since Monday. Sheriff Frank Bland said the bodies of Mrs. Sanchez, her son and McGrail had been cut numerous times and the woman had been disem- boweled. Bland said a blood-covered stick with a knob at one end and a butcher knife with a bro- ken blade were found at the scene. Four hikers found one body along a dirt road in the Lost Lake area 12 miles northwest of here, deputies said. Three other bodies were found by of- ficers called to the scene. The bodies were wrapped in bed- ding. Police said Mrs. Sanchez's mother received a ransom call after the four dis- Arrested at an apartment near where the money was dropped were Tony Meier, 31, Mrs. Sanchez's ex-husband; Edward Montoya, 33, and Phillip Walter, 42. AUCTION Most Important (My Site Of Tin Ynr On Shirt Nitict NEW ASSINIBOIA HOTEL MEDICINE HAT Viewing Oct 18th 4 p.m. SALE DAYS THURS. ft PRI. Oct. 1llh and 1tth p.m. Many sources of select antique and reproduction furniture, decorative accessories and objet d'art from the estate of Madame A. Wallace, Toronto; the Marquis de-War Fors, Paris, France; as well as from collectors in Madrid, London and Munich. Victorian, Antique and Reproduced French Furniture Bronte, Marble and Cleleonee Antique Brass Bode Pewter, Copper and Georgian Crystal and Victorian Olaae Finest Selection ef Porcelain and China Hallmarked Silver and Sllverplate Oil Paintings, Water Colours and proudly GALLARIC LA'FAYETTE ;