Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
-THE LETHBfilDGE HERALD Friday. Octobtr 19, 1973 News In brief Gun check under way BELFAST (Reuter) Northern Ireland's new as- sembly sessions have already been described by some cyni- cal observers as having the at- mosphere of a wild west sa- loon. Now it has been reported that assembly members are being asked to check their guns before entering the de- bating chamber. One report said the mem- bers were sent a discreet di- rective telling them to leave iheir pistols in a small black box near the door. The daily average of guns deposited in the box is said to number about equally divided between Ro- man Catholic and Protestant politicians. B.C. Hydro sales up VANCOUVER (CP) British Columbia Hydro sold million kilowatt hours of electrical power to the United States in the 12-month period ending last Aug. 31. Hydro of- ficials said Thursday. They said the sales, representing about 13 per cent of the provincial utility's total electrical power output during the period brought a revenue of S13.ll million. Officials declined to es- timate the profit earned from the export, of power, but in- sisted there had been a profit and said "B.C. Hydro customers have not suffered in anv wav." Private ownership in Mandatory energy saving wanted SANTIAGO (Reuter) Chile's military junta says it will return to private ownership the "immense ma- jority" of companies placed under a form of state control by the former left-wing Allende government. An announcement Thursday by Economy Minister Fer- nando Leniz cited a group of more than 200 large, medium and small companies, but did not touch upon Chile's big copper mines whose nationalization the junta has said will remain in force. The minister was referring to those companies which Salvador Allende's govern- ment placed under state con- trol with the appointment of administrators by govern- ment decree. These companies were not nationalized and remained the legal property of their owners. Homer tells legislature Grain board breakthrough Woman shot in hijack MARSEILLE (Reuter) distraught woman with a rifle tried to hijack an Air France jetliner to Cairo and was shot dead by police marksmen who stormed the aircraft on the runway here. Marseille police Prefect Rene Hockenroth said the woman, identified as the wife of a leading Paris publicist, had a record of psychiatric treatment and friends con- firmed she had been treated for several nervous breakdowns. Danielle Cravenne. 35. was shot in the head and chest Thursday by police after she hijacked the Boeing 727 over central France. The police marksmen, posing as service personnel, shot her after she had opened fire, police said. Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON An assurance from the federal government that the Alberta Grain Commission can act as an agent for the Canadian Wheat Board is a major breakthrough, Hugh Horner, minister of Agriculture said Thursday. Dr. Horner said it was "ab- solutely essential" that those assurances were received "before we can make proper use of the grain elevators of the line companies they might not want to operate." He told the legislature that the province envisaged an ex- port division of elevators and a local storage division. "We think there is a role that our grain commission can play in reactivating the elevators these companies would like to close in a number of he said in reply to Rusty Zander (PC Drayton Mr. Zander was concerned about abandonment of grain delivery points and specifical- ly referred to the Magrath and Del Bonita areas. He said the Trudeau returns Economy buoyancy good with trade TORONTO (CP) Two new economic forecasts issued Wednesday agree that the Canadian economy will be buoyant for some time to come. The Toronto Dominion Bank sees "less hectic but still rea- sonable" growth during 1974 and the Conference Board in Canada says the economy ap- pears aimed at continued growth. The bank says wholesale prices should stabilize next year and retail price in- creases should moderate, reflecting an easing of world price pressures." Deaths Pine Ridge, Bisonnette, 29, an American Indian Movement (A.I.M.) leader, shot and killed by police seeking him on a fugitive warrant. Cra- venne. 35. wife of a well- known public relations ex- ecutive from Orsay near Paris, shot and killed by- police after attempting to hi- jack an Air France plane to Cairo. Marcelo Borroto Terran, 30. alias Miguel de la Paz, an anti- Castro gunman who held the Belgian and French ambassadors hostage for more than 24 hours, of wounds received in a Shootout with Cuban security forces Wednesday. Willianr Ritchie, 83. former president of Ritchie Cut Stone Co. and a former Hamilton alderman. Fyodor Bondarenko. commander of the Soviet Union's anti- aircraft rocket forces. Los Kelly, 60. the cartoonist who for more than a quarter of a cen- tury drew the daily comic strip Pogo, of complications of diabetes. But the bank's forecast still sees inflation as a problem, with consumer prices ex- pected to experience "a still excessive increase of more than six per cent." The Conference Board, a private research group, says the economy continues to be in an expansionary phase. "On the basis of the available evidence, the economy appears to be poised for several quarters of con- tinued strong over-all growth in total demand and produc- tion, perhaps with widening problems of capacity re- straint." Herridge dead at 78 NAKUSP. B.C. (CP> H. W. (Bert) Herridge, one of Canada's most distinguished parliamentarians during a 23- year career in federal politics, died today in this British Columbia community following a long illness. He was 78. Mr. Herridge was the CCF and later the NDP MP for Kootenay West from 1945 until his retirement from politics prior to the 1968 general elec- tion. Car damage is About damage resulted from a collision at 13th Avenue S. and 17th Street Thursday afternoon. Wayne William Juikins, 18, 978 12th St. B. S., was east- bound- on 13th Avenue when his car was in collision with the car driven by Horace Perry Porter, 33, 1134 17th St. S.. who was southbound on 17th Street. 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The armed forces DC-8 jet transport, which landed here at a.m. EOT, the party was greeted without fanfare by only External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp and a few wives there to meet their returning husbands. There was no ceremony and no speeches from the tired travellers. Mr. Trudeau split his China visit between four days of business talks and three days of sightseeing and it is dif- ficult to say which was more successful. The highlight of the business talks was a bilateral trade agreement providing most-fa- vored-nation tariff treatment to China. In addition, a number of verbal agreements were reached, covering future ex- changes in a wide variety of fields, including medicine, science, culture, sports and education. Observers said one of the most important results of the trip was the closer relationship established between Mr. Trudeau and China's political leaders. The prime minister held lengthy talks with Premier Chou En-lai on a wide variety of topics, ranging from Canada -China relations to the Middle East. In addition, Mr. Trudeau was granted a rare audience with Chairman Mao Tse-tung, now the spiritual leader of the Chinese revolution. Throngs of cheering people filled the streets whenever the visitors appeared. Even if the crowds were organized for the occasion, the warmth and Lundbreck woman dies in car crash COWLEY A Lundbreck woman was killed Thursday afternoon in a collision on a municipal road near Cowley, 75 miles west of Lethbridge. Dorothy Terre, 49, was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, John, when it collided with a gravel truck driven by Raymond Blackburn, Pincher Creek. Coroner Dr. F. S. Radford of Blairmore is undecided about an inquest. Pincher Creek RCMP are still investigating. smiles and personal excite- ment were impressive. The sightseeing tours, through the Forbidden City in Peking, the Long Men caves near Loyang, the Reed Flute underground art palace and the seven-hour cruise down the Likiang River appeared to delight the prime minister and Mrs. Trudeau. Mrs. Trudeau came in for compliments from Premier Chou, who said that she set an example to Chinese women, who rarely appear in public while pregnant. Mrs. Trudeau is expecting her second child in December. She also appeared to cause her hosts some worry, espe- cially during a hike to the Great Wall, when officials constantly urged her to rest. Justin Trudeau, 22 months, stayed with Mrs. Trudeau's parents in North Vancouver. It is expected that the trade agreement will make the big- gest impact on Canadian life. Canadian exports to China consist mainly of wheat, mak- ing up million of last year's total trade of mil- lion. Mr. Trudeau discussed the possibility of expanding trade into other fields, such as aluminum, wood pulp, potash, sulphur and nickel. Although China's exports to Canada doubled to million in 1972, it may take decades before a balance of trade can be achieved. China produces few sur- pluses beyond the needs of her 800 million people. The prime minister told a small group of reporters at the airport: "The negotiations went ex- tremely well. We got everything we wanted out of them and you couldn't hope for more. "It's up to us now to follow them up and make sure that the businessmen and the doc- tors and the scientists take advantage of the doors we have opened for them." He said the Chinese people "are a little less aggressive than they used to be when talking about the past and Taiwan they seem to be a little more secure." Quipping about his 54th birthday, celebrated Thurs- day in the air on the way home, Mr. Trudeau said: "It wasn't much of a part. We had an enormous big cake and everybody shared in it." Dozens killed KUALA LUMPUR (Reuter) About 40 to 50 persons were feared to have been buried alive Thursday when a huge slab of rock fell down a hill and smashed into about 10 shanty dwellings in the tin- mining town of Ipoh, police said. Five dead bodies had been recovered and eight peo- ple sent to hospital. government should put pressure on the railroads or elevator systems to give the government two years notice of any closures. "Certainly then ad- justments can be made, but simply by pulling and closing and locking the elevator doors, this is certainly not very friendly towards the farmers of he charged. Dr. Horner said the essen- tial feature of a new approach was to use elevators not re- quired for export for storage for the livestock industry and a variety of other industries. He mentioned rapeseed, malting, Durham for the macaroni and soft wheat in- dustries and other specialty crops. He said that in past the government suspected that the grain companies filled their elevators and just let them sit because they made more money that way than moving the grain. "This is why the tariff structure that is paid to the elevator companies for handl- ing and storage is so impor- tant. In our view it should be gauged to encourage the elevator companies to be very active in handling the grain, moving it out rather than just keeping it intact." He said it was a breakthrough that Mr. Lang had agreed to let the grain commission be an agent of the wheat board. "Anyone who is knowledgeable about the area will immediately know that in fact then the Canadian Wheat Board will be doing the buying and we'll only act as their agent in the financing and the necessary involvement of government will become much less. As a matter of fact, I think it wouldn't work unless we were the agent of the Canadian Wheat Board, operating in conjunction with them. "I would point out that such a system would, in fact, strengthen the Canadian Wheat Board in their overall knowledge and their overall involvement in the grain in- dustry generally." he said. Election campaign heated one By PETER LLOYD MONTREAL (CP) Snip- ing between the governing Liberals and the Parti Quebecois continued to dominate campaigning Thurs- day for the Oct. 29 Quebec general election. Rene Levesque, Parti Que- becois leader, told a Quebec City rally of more than persons that Liberal policies are an insult to Quebecers while Premier Robert Bourassa accused Mr. Leves- que of playing "Santa Claus" throughout the province. Mr. Levesque said the Bou- rassa government insulted the province during the October, 1970, terrorist crisis by letting the federal government take the initiative in dealing with the situation. Panic was fabricated and "transformed a modern popu- lation into a herd of Mr. Levesque said. Campaigning in St. Georges de Beauce, 30 miles south of Quebec City, Mr. Bourassa said the PQ leader plays "Santa Claus" by "promising three superhighways in three days." Country living It's going to be more like country estate than suburban living for these west side pioneers this winter. The first West Lethbridge home is near- ing completion as a neighboring house goes up nearby. One more home is under construc- tion now, a fourth building permit has just been issued, and a fifth is pen- ding, city hall's West Lethbridge office reports. Street sidewalks throughout the first sub- division will be completed this fall but pavement will have to wait until next spring. Rail car shortage to be aired By IAIN HUNTER OTTAWA Transport Minister Jean Marchand will call before him the presidents of Canada's two national railways shortly to find out how they intend to deal with the shortage of lumber cars in B.C. The minister, speaking in the House of Commons Thur- sday, agreed that the rail car shortage has created "a very difficult situation" in B.C. He said that the shortage of lumber cars is due to the in- crease in rail activity follow- ing the national rail strike this summer and a strike at plants making the cars. "Because of the seriousness of the situation I propose to call in as soon as possible the president of the CNR and the j n president of the CPR and see VF1 etlll what they intend to do in order to correct the Marchand said. WASHINGTON (AP) Ad- ministration officials who launched a United States-wide campaign'for voluntary energy conservation 10 days ago are beginning to talk about making it mandatory. They say such conservation could mean fewer airline flights and a little less television. So far, mandatory fuel con- servation is in the discussion stage, they said Thursday. The administration antici- pates a winter heating-oil shortage of at least barrels a day. The outlook was not improved this week when Arab oil countries vowed to cut their production to create political pressures against Israel. Charles DiBona, deputy director of the White House Israeli planes top fighters WASHINGTON (AP) United States military sources say Israeli planes ap- parently have gained dominance in the air over the critical Suez canal battlefront after successful attacks on Egypt's potent anti-aircraft missile defences. This development could go a long way toward determining the outcome of tank battles now raging there, and perhaps the entire war. Sources said Israeli air losses have been light in re- cent days after Soviet- supplied surface-to-air mis- siles took a serious toll in the opening week of the fighting. Reports reaching the Penta- gon indicate the Israelis lost 10 planes over the Egyptian and Syrian fronts in the first four days of this week. Over-all, the Israelis were said to have lost 106 planes since the fighting erupted Oct. 6. The Arab toll was listed at more than 300 Egyptian, Syrian and Iraqi aircraft. U.S. military sources said the apparent achievement by Israeli air force of control in the Egyptian theatre indicates success for Israeli air and ground assaults on a sophisticated antiaircraft missile system on the west bank of the Suez canal. One of the objectives of a cross-canal thrust by Israeli armor was to get at the deadly surface-to-air missiles. The Soviet-built anti- aircraft missile system, including a combination of mobile SA-6 and SA-7 missiles as well as anti-aircraft guns, was "worse than our aircraft faced in Hanoi during the In- dochina an official said. The United States is replac- ing many of Israel's downed fighters and fighter bombers and Pentagon officials have reported evidence that the Russians also are sending in replacement MiGs to Egypt and Syria. Mark Rose Valley West) asked the minister if in view of manage- ment policies resulting in rail employees quitting their jobs, low morale, poor service and the boxcar shortage, he would agree to sending the Com- mons committee on transpor- tation to Vancouver for an on- the-spot investigation. Marchand replied that if there is still a problem after his meeting with the railway presidents, the matter can be discussed further in the House. In the Commons Wed- nesday Frank Howard, accused the CNR of "sitting on its ass" and doing nothing to supply lumber cars to move northern B.C. forest products. elevators filled RED DEER (CP) Grain elevators in Alberta are full or nearly filled and the volume of grain being delivered to them has slowed or in some cases stopped a spokesman for the Alberta Wheat Pool said Thur- sday. Al Beattie said elevator agents are waiting for grain cars to relieve the congestion and the Pool has more than 200 elevators plugged in southern Alberta and in the Peace River region most elevators are plugged. He said the situation is the worst in five years. energy policy office, floated the mandatory conservation idea last Friday when asked how the United States would manage its fuel problems if the Arabs cut off their oil. "I don't think it would re- quire DiBona said. "It could be handled by man- datory conservation measures and extension of the (wholesale) allocation program." Duke Ligon. director of the office of oil and gas, said man- datory conservation has been discussed, but said there has been no move to draft any such regulations. While voluntary conserva- tion has emphasized such citizen cooperation as turning down the thermostat, man- datory conservation would concentrate on more limited and enforceable actions, DiBona told a reporter. As possible examples, he said that: could be saved by lowering highway speed limits. Civil Aeronautics Board could reduce the number of airline flights on routes where competing lines now fly partly-empty planes. operating hours of large commercial estab- lishments could be shortened and large electric signs could be turned off. gas lamps could be shut off. broadcasting could be reduced by one hour a day. Prison guards to walk out NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. (CP) A union spokesman representing guards at the British Colum- bia penitentiary confirmed Thursday that guards have threatened to walk out because of working conditions and concessions to inmates but said it was not being done "on an organized basis." Rather, the spokesman said, individual men, some with up to eight years ex- perience, are quitting and finding jobs elsewhere. The men are quitting despite loss of substantial benefits under the federal pension scheme, he said. Solicitor-general Warren Allmand said in Ottawa Wednesday that B.C. pen guards had threatened to walk out. Men are finding jobs as bus drivers, private security guards and supermarket workers, the union spokesman said. Some are finding jobs as posties, in which case they don't pension rights because it is a federal job. Snow tires for cars to be required EDMONTON (CP) Effective Oct. 23, all vehicles travelling in the Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke National Parks will be re- quired to carry snow tires or chains. Anyone involved in an acci- dent using summer tires, including radial tires, may be prosecuted after that date un- der national parks regulations, L. H. Robinson, director of Parks Canada's western region, said Thur- sday. Special precautions will be necessary iri the Rogers Pass area of Glacier National Park, which averages 350 inches of snow annually, he said. Signs will be posted to warn the operators of vehicles pull- ing trailers or weighing more than pounds when chains are mandatory. Nixon Watergate issue Today deadline for tapes WASHINGTON (AP) To- day is the deadline for Presi- dent Nixon either to hand over the Watergate tapes or to ask the Supreme Court to let him keep them. The U.S. Court of Appeals last Friday gave the president one week to take his case to the Supreme Court. Otherwise, said the court, Nixon must give the tapes to Judge John Sirica of U.S. dis- trict court so that he can determine whether the president's claim they must be kept secret is valid. Sirica said the only way he could determine that was to listen to the nine tapes sub- poenaed by special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox. Another option open to the president would be to ask for more time to prepare his ap- peal. He either could go back to the appeals court with such a request or he could ask Chief Justice Warren Burger to issue an order delaying im- plementation of the appeals- court decision. The appeals court voted 5 to 2 to uphold Sirica's decision. In an unsigned opinion, the majority said that the presi- dent "is not above the law's command." It rejected his argument that the constitutional doctrine of separation of powers makes the members of one branch of government immune from the orders of another branch. Cox had argued that the tapes are essential evidence in the Watergate grand jury's effort to determine the extent of the conspiracy to obstruct the investigation of the June 17, 1972, break-in at Democratic national com- mittee headquarters.