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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 TH! UTHBR1DGJ HERALD Wednmdny, October JO, 1971 Insurrection problems still threat in Ceylon COLOMBO, Ceylon (AP) The problems that bred in- surrection last April still a serious threat to the Socialist government of Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike. "Nothing has changed since the insurrection and there is nothing to indicate the situation will one Western dip- lomat observes. Another, with terminology often used here, says: "At present, Mrs. B. is sitting on a powder keg with detai- nees sitting in rehabilitation camps, the treasury broke and foreign debt1? mounting. Ceylon doesn't want the world lo know this. She wants the continued picture of a tranquil island with- out problems." Mrs. Bandaranaike begins a three-day visit to Canada Thurs- day. Ccs'lon is a resplendent isle, with thousands of miles of white sandy beaches and jungles that form a magnificent backdrop against (he man-made symme- try of tea, rubber and coconut estates. But in the villages and cities, high unemployment and under- employment of the educated, rising living costs and young Ex-convict faces hijacking charge SEATTLE (AP) An ex-con- vict accused of hijacking a jet- liner outside Anchorage, Alaska, was to be returned to in Kodiak and sentenced to 20 years in prison. He was parollecl in August from an Alaskan adult prison camp where he had Anchorage today to face been transferred after serving charges of air piracy, federal officers said Del Lavon Thomas, 28, was time at Lcavemvorth, Kan. He was taken into custody by RCMP and immigration offi- turned over lo U.S. authorities cials in Vancouver, where he Tuesday by Canadian immigra- gave himself up Monday night. tion officials. He was given a The hijacker had ordered the preliminary hearing in Bel- plane's four crew member hos- lingham, Wash., where U.S. (ages to fly to Vancouver, magistrate Richard Halle set! where the jet refuelled, and bail at then taken to j then on to Mexico City. Af Ler Seattle. the plane had departed from Thomas, a native of Haw- thorne, Calif., and former resi- dent of Kodiak, Alaska, was charged Monday with the hi- jacking to Vancouver of a Wien Consolidated Airlines jet en- route to Bethel, Alaska. Thomas was convicted five years ago of voluntary man- slaughter in a bar-room death' der. Vancouver the hijacker changed his mind and the craft returned to Vancouver International Air- port. Canadian immigration offi- cials ordered Thomas deported after a hearing Tuesday and turned him over to U.S. mar- shals at the U.S.-Canadisn tor- SET TO SCREECH Cindy Thomas of Victoria gives this little screech owl the beady eye following the animal's releasa from the SPCA office after government biologist Joseph Simony! cured it of parasitic infection. The owl, an adult female, was brought to the SPCA six days ago by the train crew of the E and N Railway on Vancouver Island. people's disenchantment with the government continue to keep discontent alive. The people speak discreetly of "the trouble last April." In the early hours of April 5, insurrec- tionists launched a concerted at- tack against 74 police stations. They held control of several rural village areas before being put down about 20 days later by the armed services and police. The government says in- surgents were killed; many peo- ple consider this estimate con- servative. In addition, in- surgents were arrested or sur- rendered and were placed in re- habilitation camps where they remain. REFORMS FEW Most Ceylonese agree that the prime minister was surprised and shocked by the insurrection and the scope of its brutality. Perhaps more startling is that few positive reform programs have followed. A leading Ceylonese educa- tionist, who agreed to be inter- viewed but not identified, said: "The most unfortunate aspect of the post-insurrection period is that the government has be- come defensive, withdrawn and more unresponsive to the peo- ple." In fact, successive Ceylonese governments have failed to make many hard decisions. When given independence by Britain 24 years ago the island had a large sterling reserve, high level of literacy and an experienced political base. "It all fell apart through gov- ernment mismanagement and a huge drain on resources in supplying social services, some of the most ambitious in the says a Westerner who has lived in Ceylon for years. In 1950, says the Central Bank of Ceylon, the foreign debt was 125 million rupees, or S26 mil- lion at the pre-devaluation ex- change rate. In 1970, it was million. This does not include million owed the Interna- tional Monetary Fund, mil- lion to the International Bank for Reconstruction and almost million to other development agencies. Dictionary helps man win acquittal CALGARY (CP) A dic- tionary helped a young man win acquittal Tuesday on a charge of cultivating mari- juana. He was charged April 15 af- ter RCMP found two marijuana plants growing under a sun 'amp in his kitchen. Analysis confirmed the plants were marijuana and the man admitted they were his. But defence counsel Ron hitter cited a dictionary which said germination of seeds and preparation of earth were essential elements in cul- tivation. And the section of the Nar- cotic Control Act under which the charge was laid referred only to cultivation, not produc- tion, gathering or possession. Mr. Justice Andre Dechene of Alberta Supreme Court agreed that "possession of a growing plant is not the same thing as cultivation." Maximum penalty for cul- tivating the plant is seven years imprisonment while pos- session can result in a fine of and six months in jail. INTRODUCe YOURS6LF TO OUR RICH R6D OR DRY R6D Cigarette act push neeeled CALGARY (CP) Direct ap- peals to members of parliament are needed to ensure passage of restrictions on cigarette ad- vertising, the Alberta division president of the Canadian Can- cer Society says. Russell H. McKinney said the Cigarette Products Act, which was introduced in the House June 1, is endangered by de- lays. The act is to become effec- tive Jan. 1, 1972, DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS A. HOSACK Certified Cental Mechanic National Start Bldg. Ph. 327-7244 SHADES OF THE FASTI Chief Dan George, the 73-year-old Indian aclor from the West Coast, relived the past of the Plains Indians by bagging this buffalo during a hunt near Fort Smith in the Northwest Territories this week. The kill climaxed three miles of tracking through dense bush. Dan George shows lie's still a hunter Police to probe death of youth MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis Police Chief Henry Lux has relieved 23 city police- men of duty pending the investi- gation of a teen-ager's death. The action, announced Tues- day, came after leaders of the Memphis black community called for suspension of city and county officers present Friday at the arrest of Elton Hayes, 17, who subsequently died. Lux said the 23 men relieved of duty until an investigation is completed included two inspec- tors, a captain, two lieutenants, 17 patrolmen and one reserve patrolman who were either at the scene or nearby when Hayes was fatally injured. Initial reports by police Fri- day said Hayes was critically injured when a pickup truck being chased by Memphis police crashed while attempting to evade a sheriff's department roadblock east of Memphis. Hayes died later in the day. District Attorney Phil Canale entered the case during the weekend after two other youths in the truck complained of being beaten by officers at the scene. Canale said the youth's death has been ruled a homicide. He said the county medical examiner had reported the cause of death to be "two pri- mary blows (a the head" and said an autopsy and physical evidence indicated clearly that "injuries suffered by Mr. Hayes did not occur in any truck wreck." No charges have been made Oanale said. FORT SMITH, N.W.T. Chief Dan George didn't let age stop him from bagging a ton of Buffalo earlier this week. The 73-y e a r-oid actor from Vancouver shot the animal Monday while on a hunting trip as guest of big-game out- fitter Frank Laviolette in the Grande Detrout Camp region near the Alberta border. "I guess I'm the first coast Salish that ever shot a said Chief George, an academy award nominee last year for his role in the film Little Big Man. "My people were salmon peo- ple although they hunted Deer and Moose. But it did have spe- cial significance for me. Being Indian, whether coast Salish or Cheyenne, hunting has been an important part of my history and the Buffalo was an impor- tant part of that past." He arrived at the camp 40 miles west of here Sunday and spent the night in one of the North development board in suspended animation EDMONTON (CP) Alber- ta's northern development com- mission is in a state of sus- pended animation, Al Adair, minister without portfolio in the province's new Progressive Conservative cabinet, said Tuesday. The act which sets up the DROP CHARGES The U.S. Army announced that charges filed agninst Maj. Gen. John Barnes, ahovc, have been dismissed. Barnes was accilsod of covering up atrocities in Vietnam by Lt, Col. Anthony Herbert. Mr. John Vanderhulst is pleased to announce the opening of JOHN'S BEAUTY SALON 1271 3rd Ave. South We would like to invite you to come in and see John and Sophie MM. ftownty wlihct to thank hur many eustamArs for thtir past parlonago. commission cannot be pro- claimed in its present form be- cause it conflicts with many other provincial laws, Mr. Adair said in an interview. The act was passed by the previous Social Credit govern- ment during the last session of the legislature. The Social Credit administration was de- feated by the Conservatives in the Aug. 30 provincial election. Mr. Adair said a committee has been set up to study the bill and decide whether it should be dropped and replaced with new legislation. The commission, with 11 members, was given power to advise the cabinet on northern development and to administer government services in the north such as municipal af- fairs, education, health and so- cial development. Mr. Adair, the minister re- sponsible for northern affairs, said the Conservative govern- ment wants "something with teeth in it, but just what form it will take we don't know yet." Mayor wants lialJoween on Oct. 31 CALGARY (CP) Mayor Rod Sykes is against messing around with Halloween. He said Tuesday he disagrees with those who would move the colebrations to Saturday, Oct. 30, merely because it is more convenient. "Halloween has always been the last day in October. I'm not prepared lo decree when Christmas Day will be, or EastCT." Edmonton Mayor Ivor Dent has suggested youngsters make I their annual rounds Saturday night rather than Sunday and In Calgary Police Chief M. J. Kent has mndo n similar rec- ommendation. Mayor Sykes said there was no confusion until the media de- cided "to manufacture an is- sue." "This Is a molehill and you'ro making It into n mountain." tents on the bank of the Slave River. The pilot of a spotter air- craft reported two buffalo and the hunt began. That, however, was the only use of mechanical transport. "This one was a real said Mr. Laviolette. "We did the whole thing on foot from the river and the old chief can walk better than I can." Chief George wounded the buffalo with his .308-calibre rifle and it was only after three miles of following a blood-spat- tered trail that the coup de gras was administered. "That was one hell of a said the outfitter, describing the first shot. "He hit that bull from 200 yards while the ani- mal was on the dead run away from us through the trees." The chief said he was "glad to have the privilege" of the hunt. "Tills was pretty important to me but it was my last hunt. This was hard. This was the right way to hunt." The 20-square-foot hide will be used for a rug but the ani- mal's meat was inedible be- cause the Buffalo had tuber- culosis. "It was too bad about the Mr. Laviolette said. "I know it was important to the old man to use what he shot. "I'm going to try and get him the hind quarter off another Buffalo and send it down to him." Diseased arteries replaced PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A surgeon says he has developed a procedure by which diseased arteries can he replaced with new arteries grown by the pa- tients. Dr. Charles H. Sparks of Portland reported at a medical conference that since February, 11 patients have grown new ar- teries in from five lo eight weeks. Before that, seven pa- tients grew new arteries with a more cumbersome procedure. Sparks described the tech- nique at the annual clinical con- gress of the American College of Surgeons in Atlantic City, N..I. His speech was released here. A flexible silicono mandril carrying two layers of n knitted Dacron tube is the base for the now artery growlh, he said. When growth Is completed, the surgeon removes Sic mandril, leaving tlio tube which has grown in place. New arteries are required when old ones become diseased and clogged, stopping blood flow and resulting in cramps and pain. If the condition is not corrected, gangrene and ampu- tation cnn result. Teachers' reject new pact offer EDMONTON (CP) Media- tion talks were held Tuesday in a teachers' strike that has closed 60 schools north and west of here but spokesmen said no settlement is in sight. About students in the North Central West School Au- thorities Association have been without instruction since R50 teachers walked out Oct. 8. The teachers want a contract that would include a consultation clause and give them a voice in determining working conditions. Monday, the teachers rejected a contract proposal made by the provincial board of indus- trial relations. Areas affected by the strike are Barrhead, Drayton Valley, Grande Cache, Jasper, Lac Ste. Anne, Morim'ille, Parkland and Westlock. Coyote killing technique draivs blast HELENA, Mont. (AP) Conservationists have protest- ed, before the Montana Game and Fish Commission, the use of nerve poison to kill coyotes. The commission was told that the poison is dangerous not only to coyotes but also to other animals and people. The commission has allo- cated for predator con- trol, mostly for continuing pro- jects east of the continental divide. The hearing was to deter- mine public sentiment on the use of poison for predator con- trol. Department has problem -junked cars EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta department of high- ways has a problem: car hulks collected during a two-week campaign to clean up the province last May. Department engineer V. E. McCune said today were collected and only 000 have been processed by scrap metal firms. The gov- ernment has asked for bids on the remainder. Mr. McCune said an esti- mated cars will be scrapped in the province this year and the problem of dis- posing of them is increasing. Weather and road report crn ABOVE ZERO AT NOON SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET I! L PRE 60 40 53 34 ..62 41 50 33 40 20 ..40 32 .14 57 34 41 31 58 43 .09 ..55 34 .06 37 32 .45 62 40 58 45 52 41 45 39 39 Lcthbridge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edilionton Grande Frame Banff......... Calgary........ Cranbrook Victoria........ Penticton Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon Regina......... Toronto Ottawa Montreal St. John's Halifax Charlottetown Fredericton Chicago....... New York Miami Los Angeles .02 .08 63 63 35 ..57 37 46 30 52 29 43 27 51 22 80 60 ..69 55 81 73 75 56 Las Vegas.......65 42 Honolulu .........86 75 70 37 Paris 49 London..........62 50 Berlin.......... 61 54 Amsterdam ......57 50 Moscow 37 32 Stockholm 66 46 Tokyo .........67 52 FORECAST: Lcthbridge Medicine Hat Today: A few sliowcrs, Snow- flurries in thn mountains. Winds W20 and gusty. Lows near 25. Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs near 50. CALGARY Today: A few showers. Snowflurries in the mountains. Clearing during the afternoon. Winds W20 and gusty. Lows tonight 20-25. Thursday: Mainly sunny. Highs near 45. Columbia-Kootenay Today: Mostly cloudy with occasional rain, becoming clear late this afternoon. Thursday: Sunny un- til noon and then clouding over with occasional rain in the evening. Highs both days in mid 40s. Lows tonight 25 to 30. BEHLEN STEEL BUILDINGS CANADIAN MADE HEAVY GAUGE SPECIAL 38' wide x 52' long Behlcn Building complete with end walls and large double sliding doors, and including steet base plates and anchor bolts. Regular ONLY Special Ends Oct. 30 GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 LETHBRIDGE, AITA. P9. BOX 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All roads in tho Lclhbridge I In good winter driving condi- district are bare nnd dry nnd tion. PORTS OF ENTIIY (Opening nnd Closing Coults 24 hours; Canvay 6 a.m. to 0 p.m. MST; Del Bonila 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Uooscvillc, B.C. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgnto, B.C., 24 hours; Porlhill Rykcrts 8 to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. Wildhorse, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m- Logan Pass closed. ;