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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta VOL. LXVI No. 261 The Lethbridge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1973 28 Pages- 10 Cents Israel says hold on Suez strengthened SOUTH MPs SUPPORT DEATH AMENDMENT Most Alberta MPs all Conservatives voted Thursday to support a Criminal Code amendment calling for the death penal- ty for rapists and kid- nappers who kill their vic- tims. Only Joe Clark, Rocky Mountain, and Douglas Roche. Edmonton Strathcona, voted against the amendment which was defeated. Southern Alberta MPs supporting the amendment were: Ken Hurlburt, Lethbridge: Bert Hargrave, Medicine Hat, and Jack Homer, Crow- foot. Governments seek emergency oil plan From AP-REUTER New tank battles raged to- day on the Syrian front and along the Suez canal as Israel broadened its hold on the western bank with rein- forcements ferried across the waterway, Tel Aviv reported. Cairo said the Israeli report of a major thrust into Egypt was false and said the large- scale attack had been repelled. Israeli units are in- filtrating across the canal at night, Egypt conceded, bat said they were being sur- rounded and one unit was wiped out. The Soviet Embassy in Cairo said that Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin returned to Moscow today from Cairo after four days of secret talks with President Anwar Sadat on "all questions of common interest." A spokesman declined to say whether peace proposals were part of their discussions U S State Secretary Henry Kissinger continued talks in Washington with Soviet am- bassador Anatoly Dobrynin. The Israeli command said its forces continued their at- tacks on Egyptian positions east of the Suez canal in the Israeli-occupied Sinai desert and around the bridgehead that Israel said Thursday it had established on the western bank of the canal, in Egyptian territory "In a series of battles being waged since this morning, dozens of enemy tanks, mis- sile batteries and infantry deployments have been destroyed." a communique said. But an official Egyptian spokesman in Cairo scoffed at the report and depicted the Is- raeli force as commandos on a series of raids. The Israelis said their planes and tanks on the Syrian front repulsed a combined at- tack by Syrian. Iraqi and Jor- danian infantry and tanks. They said the Arabs took severe losses "A large battle by tanks and artillery is raging since the early hours of this morning between our forces and the enemy in the central and northern sectors." reported the Syrian command. "The battle is still going on Egypt's leading political commentator. Mohammed Heykal, warned in an article today against a ceasefire with Israel He said in his authoritative newspaper Al Ahram "If fighting is stopped in the mid- dle of the road, Israel will grasp the first opportunity after that to start a new war." Saudi Arabia announced it is cutting oil production 10 per cent and threatened to stop all shipments of Saudi oil to the United States unless Washing- ton quits supplying arms to Is- rael. But the Nixon Adminis- tration expressed confidence that it could handle any cuts in the oil supply Israel reported that its forces in Sinai have broken through the Egyptian forces that crossed the Suez canal at the start of the war and open- ed a bridgehead on the west bank. 'Let 'em eat cake' Prime Minister Trudeau celebrated his birth- a government jet Thursday while returning from a week-long visit to China. After cut- ting up his birthday cake, he asked that it be given to the press, with the comment "Let them eat cake." Prisons to be more secure Inside 'What did you bring Classified 24-27 Comics.......... 22 Comment 4 District.......... 17 Family 21. 22 Joan Waterfield___ 6 Local News 15. 16 Markets..........23 Sports 12-14 Theatres........... 7 Travel .8 TV..........6. 9, 10 Weather 3 At Home........ 11 LOW TONIGHT 45, HIGH SAT. 65; SUNNY, WINDY Primary students 6short changed' The department of education, school boards and educators have forgotten about elementary schools and as a result elementary students are not receiving the basic learning skills, the prin- cipal of Hamilton Junior High School asserted Thursday Ken Smith told a panel dis- cussion at the regional ARAB GUNMEN KILL FORMER 'PEG MAN BEIRUT (CP-AP) Leba- nese police and army com- mandos shot their way into a besieged Bank of American building today, killed at least two Arab gunmen and rescued 34 hostages held for a lion ransom. A Winnipeg native was killed by the gunmen. Police earlier had said there were 66 hostages in the build- ing, but revised this figure to 35 after storming the bank. Thirty-two were Lebanese bank employees, two Japanese businessmen, and the Winnipeg native, John Crawford Maxwell, 52 He worked in Beirut for the Douglas Aircraft Corp. of Long Beach, Calif. A Douglas spokesman said Maxwell was originally from Winnipeg but was an American citizen Five gunmen had seized the hank building and the hostages Thursday morning. One was wounded critically and the other surrendered. Interior Minister Bahij Takieddin announced. The fifth guerrilla was wounded and captured Thursday after- noon. The freed hostages, some ol them wounded and spattered with blood, were led out of the bank building through a cor- don of policemen and troops to ambulances that whisked them to a hospital Some of their relatives in the large mass of onlookers wept when they appeared. Maxwell, his wife and three children arrived in Beirut a few days ago and were living in a hotel while they hunted for an apartment. Police did not say what Maxwell was do- ing in the bank, when the guerrillas attacked, but he might have been there as a customer. meeting of the Alberta School Trustees' Association that an improvement in elementary school results won't be realiz- ed until more money is poured into elementary schools. Because elementary students are not receiving the education they should be. the cost of operating junior and senior high schools has in- creased, he said. If secondary schools don't have to work with the learning problems of elementary stu- dent graduates then the money saved may cover the cost of improving elementary schools, he suggested Mr. Smith says he is not ad- vocating elementary educa- tion go back to the three 'R's'. but it should include a balance between option-type subjects and the three R's' Mr. Smith singles out mathematics. Elementary students should be given a more basic type of mathematics that they will be able to use later on in life to figure out such things as shopping lists and income tax forms, he said. During his address. Mr. Smith also questioned whether educators were to shape or reflect society in today's educational system "If we are to reflect society, then the standards in the school are too high. If we arc to shape society, then our standards are not high enough." he said OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment is beefing up security arrangements in all max- imum and medium-security penitentiaries, Solicitor- General Warren Allmand an- nounced Thursday. The measures include the hiring of 388 additional correc- tional officers for prisons security, he said in a prepared statement. The measures come as the penitentiary service is ex- periencing a troubled year, largely because of a big in- crease in prison population. During the year there have been reports of disturbances, particularly in maximum- security prisons Last spring there was a raft of escapes which embarrassed the ser- vice Mr Allmand said a new position of deputy com- missioner of penitentiaries will be created to deal specifically with security. The new deputy com- missioner will supervise and co-ordinate all aspects of security including increased perimeter security. He will be responsible for built-in detec- tion and preventative measures against distur- bances and escapes. The statement announced these specific measures: New towers at all medium-security prisons and at maximum-security in- stitutions that do not have them already. to be manned 8 a.m. to midnight. not already pro- vided, medium-security in- stitutions will have second fences. Both fences will be topped with barbed wire. additional men will relieve such staff as instruc- tors, and living unit officers who have been providing ad- ditional security. relief positions will be added to permit replacement of staff involved in advance training. Pipeline bill sent to Senate WASHINGTON (CP) A bill to permit construction of a Alaska oil a form which con- tains a strong liability protec- tion clause covering Canada's West Coast approved Thursday by a Senate-House of Represen- tatives conference com- mittee The bill now goes to the House of Representatives and Senate, where it is expected to get swift approval. Abolitionists win victories EDMONTON (CP) Alberta and Ottawa have held confidential discussions on the development of a contingency plan to supply crude oil to Eastern Canada in the event of shortages there, the legislature was told Thursday. Opposition members had questioned the Alberta government about what it is doing to ensure "security of supply" for Eastern Canada should serious interruptions occur in the flow of oil from the war-torn Middle East. Don Getty, minister of inter-governmental af- fairs, said there have been discussions with the federal government "on security of supply and a contingency plan, but not in relation to the war." "These discussions were at the request of the federal gov- ernment and have been treated as confidential." The minister said the dis- cussions were held earlier this year before the renewal of the Middle East conflict. Under standing agreements. Alberta's crude oil is used to supply most parts of Canada west of the Ottawa River valley Quebec and the Mantimes generally depend on oil from Venezuela and the Middle East. The opposition questions arose as a result of statements Wednesday by Donald Macdonald. federal energy minister, who said the government is examining an oil rationing system for Eastern Canada that would be used during a serious inter- ruption of oil imports from other countries. Bob Clark, Social Credit house leader, asked what steps could be taken to make sure there is "no unwarranted drain on Alberta's oil reserves" in light of Mr Mac- donald's announcement. Bill Dickie, minister of mines and minerals, said Alberta is still uncertain "ex- actly what the nature of those cutbacks would be The issue will be discussed in a meeting with '.he federal government scheduled for Oct. 29. he said. In another reply, Mr. Dickie noted that the Alberta oil in- dustry is already operating at maximum production. The province sells about two- thirds of its oil to the United States. Alberta, however, has said it would support the idea of expanding the pipeline system to Montreal from Alberta to ensure eastern supply, no matter what conditions develop outside Canada. The province stressed that it would have to receive fair market value for its oil. mean- ing a price set in terms of in- ternationah levels In Ottawa meanwhile, Mr. Macdonald dismissed a suggestion in the Commons Thursday that western crude oil could be delivered by barge or by rail and truck to supply Ottawa and Montreal in the event of shortages developing this winter. "There is not in place a delivery system to bring any substantial quantity of either refined products or crude from essentially the end of the interprovincial pipeline." the minister told the Commons. Canadians could face gas- oline rationing and perhaps the rationing of heating oil, for the first time since the Se- cond World War. OTTAWA (CH) Op- ponents of the death penalty, won a major victory in the House of Commons Thursday B.C. Rail strike hits wood firms VANCOUVER (CPi Lumber companies in central and northern British Colum- bia are cutting back on production as a result of a six- day-old strike by four B.C. Railway shopcraft unions Van Scoffield. secretary of the northern interior section of the Council of Forest In- dustries, said Thursday that 90 companies are using the strike slowdown to do routine fall maintenance work thus keeping on employees who might have been laid off dur- ing the strike. "We have a kn mills that normally would be operating two shifts but are only operating one now." Mr Scof- field said at Prince George. Labor minister Bill King told the legislature his depart- ment is working to solve the dispute. DEAN PLEADS GUILTY WASHINGTON (AP) John Dean, former White House counsel, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to obstruct the investigation into the Watergate political espionage scandal Dean agreed to co-operate fully with the investigation be- ing conducted by the special Watergate prosecutor's of- fice. In a letter to Dean's lawyer, Charles Shaffer, special prosecutor Archibald Cox said that in return for Dean's co- operation no further charges would be brought with the ex- ception of perjury if his testimony proves false. Dean's wife, Maureen, sat in the courtroom when he entered his plea before U S District Court Judge John Sirica Dean had held out for total immunity from prosecution before finally agreeing to plead to a single conspiracy charge night, defeating two attempts to toughen the government's proposed five-year renewal of the partial ban on capital punishment The twin defeats, recorded in fresh votes, left unchanged a bill that would permit hang- ing only for murders of policemen and prison guards. Replacing a similar ban that expired last December, the legislation needs only third reading approval to complete its stormy journey through the House before go- ing to the Senate for final approval and routine royal assent The margin of defeat sur- prised almost everyone, in- cluding Solicitor-General Warren Allmand who ex- pected a close vote in both cases MPs threw out by 115 to 78 an amendment by Albanie Morin Hebert) that would have extended the death penalty to murderers of rape and kidnap victims. Minutes later, they rejected by 114 to 75 a proposal by Allan umberland-Durham) to apply the death penalty in the cases of second-time murderers and killings associated with air piracy Mr. Allmand. long an aboli- tionist, emerged elated from the Commons, but told reporters the third-reading vote could be close. Defeat at third reading would mean a return to 1961 Criminal Code amendments calling for the death penalty in all cases of premeditated murder. He disclosed that abolitionist MPs from all par- ties except Social Credit worked with him and his staff to convince wavering members to vote against the amendments Third-reading debate starts today, with the House sitting extended hours Seen and heard About town SABELLE FRANKLIN wondering if the new decrease in milk prices has anything to do with Pnme Minister Trudeau's expected family increase S. Sgt. W. J. Brummitt saying police padre Father Frank McCarty is not qualified to be a marriage counsellor because of lack of practical ex- perience. Coroner concerned 'Too many farm deaths in south' By MURDOCH MacLEOU Herald Staff Writer PICTURE BUTTE Too many people have been killed in Southern Alberta farm ac- cidents and coroner Dr John Morgan wants something done about it. Addressing a coroners jury Thursday investigating the Aug. 29 death of Shaughnessy farm worker Emily Mrazec, Dr. Morgan said recommen- dations must be made to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from farm mis- haps. "We've had too many peo- ple killed in farm accidents In the course of a week or two in Lcthbridgc hospitals, there were five or six cases though they weren't all fatal." Dr. Morgan said Mrs Mrazec died in St. Michael's Hospital at Lethbridge from injuries suf- fered when she was caught in a driveshaft of an auger powered by a farm tractor. The jury said although "all normal care was taken to pre- vent the further shielding should be put over the universal joint where the driveshaft joins the auger William Hoffarth. who farms near Barons, testified he, his hired man. William Gross, and Mrs. Mrazec had been putting grain in bins between 8 and 8 30 a m. Aug 28 After Mrs Mrazec had started the tractor that ran the auger, he said, he had gone into the house to make a phone call A few minutes later, said Mr. Hoffarth. the hired man came in and said, "Emily's got wrapped up in the power take-off." Mr. Gross testified that before the accident he had last seen Mrs. leaning against the wheel of the trac- tor. "I was cleaning out the he said. "When the trac- tor slowed down and stopped. I looked around and saw Emi- ly wrapped around the shaft." Mr Gross and Mr Hoffarth cut the woman's jacket away to free her from the shaft and called a doctor Dr William Myers told the jury that when Mrs. Mrazec arrived at the St. Michael's Hospital emergency depart- ment she was breathing with difficulty and was blue in color, indicating that not enough oxygen was getting into her blood He said that air was found in her tissues and under the skin, indicating that a lung had been punctured by broken ribs She also had fractures of bones in both arms and her left shoulder, and an artery- had been cut through in the left shoulder region. Dr. Myers said Mrs Mrazec died about 11 45 p m Aug a day and a half after she was admitted ;