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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THE lETHBniOGE HURAID Friday, October 22, 197! Gales hamper rescue work at explosion site GLASGOW (CP) Though hampered by howling gales, res- cue workers pulled three more bodies today from the wreckage of a shopping centre destroyed by a gas explosion. This raised the death toll to 20. Fifty-nine persons were In- jured, many critically. But the toll may rise. "We are not sure how many are still missing, but there lire four or five who cannot be ac- counted said Robert Campbell, assistant chief con- stable of County Renfrew. As it one of the worst explo- sions to strike Scotland's largest city since the wartime German blitz in the early IMOs wasn't enough, severe winds and heavy rain early today caused damage to several buildings. Glasgow has a population of more than one million. The shopping centre in Busby Street in the Clarkston Toll Dis- trict was at its busiest at 3 p.m. when the explosion tore out its It was payday for Glas- gow families and members thronged the shops, 15 SHOPS HIT Fifteen one-storey shops, built six years ago of reinforced con- crete-and-steel beams, were blown up. Automobiles from an EXPLOSION VICTIM Shock registers on face of woman, second from left, as she is led from rubble left by an explosion in a busy shopping centre area of Glasgow, Scotland, Thursday, Police suspect a gas main leak caused the blast which killed 20 and injured at least 100 persons. t on new jury in Rose trial sV MONTREAL (CP) Mr. Jus- tice Fernand Legault was fo de- cide today on a request from accused Paul Rose to annul the already selected jury and begin choosing another 12 men. Rose, 28, charged with kid- napping Pierre Laporte last Oc- tober, made the request for a new jury after he was readmit- ted to the courtroom Thursday. Rose argued that two of the jurors were chosen illegally, the jury was not impartial and it had been chosen in the absence of the accused. Acting in Ms own defence QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. 1 PHONE 328-7684 with the help of legal adviser Jean-Serge Masse, Rose said: "We are contesting your court and your Canadian penal code. We do not recognize this court but we are using it to demon- strate that you, the judges and lawyers, do not respect it ei- their." Rose was evicted from his trial Wednesday when he per- sisted in asking a prospective juror if he had ever held discus- sions with his wife even though the judge had ordered him to remain quiet. Rose was kept in a hallway outside the courtroom where he could listen to proceedings over a loudspeaker. Mr. Justice Legault asked Rose to promise to behave like a lawyer and he would be al- lowed back, but Rose refused, saying nothing in the law re- quired such a statement. He INDEPENDENT ORDER OF FORESTERS FALL DANCE Saturday, October 30fh 9 p.m. 702 WING HAIL, IETHBRIDGE AIRPORT ADMISSION PER COUPLE DRESS INFORMAL For tickets call ROBIN WHEELDON 327-6141 or MARIENE TREMEL 328-3786 was readmitted anyway Thurs- day. Rose was convicted earlier this year of the non-capital mur- der of Mr. Laporte, kidnapped from his home Oct. 10, 1970, and found strangled Oct. 18. Gout sufferers may be more intelligent EDMONTON (CP) Peo- ple who suffer from gout may be more intelligent and intel- lectually aggressive than those who don't, the director of the rheumatic disease unit at the University of Alberta says. Dr. J. S. Percy says a sur- vey showed that students who entered university with high uric acid levels did better scholastically than those with lower levels. High levels of uric acid are believed to be the cause of gout, a form of arthritis which causes joints to swell. Another study, he says, shows that nary frogmen who performed well under stress in training had high levels of the acid. Union head irked at labor voters TORONTO (CP) Was loss of labor votes the key to set- backs suffered by the New Democratic party organized labor some Ontario ridings? "A lot of our guys must have voted am absolutely said Dennis McDermott, Ca- nadian director of the United Auto Workers Thursday night Ship's fuel oil will be burned HALIFAX (CP) A salvage crew is preparing to burn the estimated gallons of bunker fuel oil that remains in the tanks of the freighter Hulda, aground on rocks at nearby Peggy's Cove. A spokesman for a Halifax salvage firm said eight men working on the 449-ton vessel probably will not have it ready for the burning for at least an- other week. The freighter, owned by Hil cur Shipping Co. Ltd. of George Town in the West Indies grounded more than a month ago. The vessel is beginning to break up. Her fuel, mostly in the double-bottom tanks running under cargo holds, will be pumped into the engine room before the burning. The company is burning the oil under contract from the de- partment of transport. Home of fine Brazier foods and Saturday only! October 22nd and 23rd Brazier Burger 9 French Fries Milk Shake (REGULAR SIZE) (CHOICE OF FtAVORS) Both Locations NORTH AND SOUTH Eat, Drink and be Merry at Your Dairy Queen! NORTH STORE 516 13th St. N. Phone 327-4855 SOUTH STORE 1152 MM Drive Phone 327-6440 after a Conservative sweep of 711 seats gave them the elec- tion. "Does it mean disenchant- ment or what the hell does it he asked. The NDP ended up in third place rath 19 seats in the leg- islature compared with 21 in the 1967 election. The Liberals won 20 seats. The most surprising result for NDP leaders was the de- feat in Oshawa, an auto- worker town, of Cliff Pilkey, a well-liked staff representative of the UAW and an able labor spokesman in the legislature, "If we can't win in Oshawa, where can we asked Mr. McDermott. Labor leaders across the province had been confident of solid NDP gains with labor money and manpower back- ing the party. Victoria site for tourism conference OTTAWA (CP) The 26th annual federal-provincial con- ference on tourism will be held Oct. 26-28 in Victoria, the Cana- dian government travel bureau said tod-ay. Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pepin will attend the meetings, which will bring together fed- eral, provincial and territorial tourism personnel as well as ministers. The third day of the confer- ence is to be open to the public and representatives of the pri- vate sector of the travel Indus- ry. overhead car park crashed down on shoppers. The shops included a shoe store, radio and television shop, a bakery and newspaper shop. Workers of the nationalized gas board had been digging in the area to trace a leak after smell of fumes. One witness to the explosion said there was "a loud roar that seemed to last for about 30 sec- onds, then the buildings just col- lapsed and the next thing some people were crawling out cov- erd with blood." Some of the casualties were aboard a double-decker bus. Six passengers were blown straight through the windows and the top deck was smashed. DffiD WALKING DOG A man died walking his dog. Another was decapitated. A little girl, her tattered doll in her arms, found her moher half-buried. When rescuers ar- rived the woman was dead. The owner of the bakery could trace only three of his six girl workers. Police ordered complete quiet in the street to help pinpoint the trapped. For a full five minutes, nothing could be heard but the cries of the injured and the bur- ied. Lougheed heads for trouble CALGARY (CP) Premier Peter Lougheed is heading for a dispute between Calgary and Edmonton no matter what de- cision he makes regarding Ed- monton Telephones' expansion plans, Social Credit MLA Al- bert Ludwig said here. The former public works min- ister, representing Calgary Mountainview, said Mr. Loug- heed's promise to let Edmon- ton Telephones expand to the natural boundaries of that city "is going to be one promise Mr. Lougheed will wish he never made." Mr. Ludwig told the Calgary Women Social Credit Council that the proposed expansion of the Edmonton owned system will mean a substantial loss for Alberta Government Tele- phones, resulting in increased rates in other areas. "Mayor Ivor Dent of Edmon- ton and his city council have indicated they are not going to let Mr. Lougheed back out of his promise, and all indica- tions are there will be an up- roar in Calgary if the rates are raised." OPPOSING VIEWS A demonstrator (left) holds a French-language placard reading "Mr. Kosygin, free Soviet Jews" In Montreal Thuriday while another perched on a crowd control barrier welcomes Premier to Canada. The demonstration took place in front of the hotel where Mr. Kosygin arrived from Ottawa for a one-day visit. LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE MASQUERADE SOCIAL and DANCE Sat., Oct. 23, at 9 p.m. IN THE MOOSE HALL 1234 3rd AVE. N. ADMISSION A COUPIE Music by Watmough's Orch. For Mtmbori and Invited Guetlt Jewish councils ask Kosygin aid EDMONTON (CP) The Jewish Community Councils of Edmonton and Calgary sent a petition to Premier Peter Loug- heed today, asking him to tell Premier Kosygin that the hu- man rights of Soviet Jews are being abridged. Mr. Lougheed is to meet with Mr. Kosygin during the Soviet premier's visit to Edmonton on Sunday. The petition, which the Jew- ish councils asked to be trans- mitted to Mr. Kosygin, calls on Uie Soviet government to grant Jews who wish to remain in the Soviet Union "the right to maintain their spiritual and cultural identity as other groups do; to release from prisons and labor camps Jews and others whose only 'crime' Tory victory cost millions Notley SUDBURY (CP) The Pro- gressive Conservative victory in Ontario raises "the very clear question" of whether a democracy can survive without some control over campaign expenses, Grant Notley, Alber- ta New Democratic Party lead- er, said here. Mr. Notley said the Conser- vatives won with an over- whelm i n g advertising cam- paign which cost millions of dollars. He said the efforts of hun- dreds of volunteer workers, not advertising campaigns, won the NDP the Sudbury and nickel belt seats. He was the only NDP mem- ber elected to the Alberta House in the Aug. 30 provincial election there. He has spent five weeks organizing for the party here. has been a desire to emigrate. The petition also said that Jews and others who wish to emigrate from the Soviet Union should be allowed "the humanitarian right to do so." The councils said the Jewish communities of Edmonton and Calgary will hold a joint mass rally at the Beth Shalom Syna- gogue in Ednwjton on Sunday during Mr. Kosygui's visit About 250 Calgarians are ex- pected to join the protest dem- onstrations, a spokesman for the Calgary Jewish Community Council said Thursday. Hairy Shatz, executive direc- tor of the council, said the gathering is to show that Jew- ish Canadians "are in sym- pathy with the Jewish people in the Soviet Union who are be- ing persecuted." "Jews in the Soviet Union are not allowed to practice their religion or maintain Jewish in- stitutions." This contravenes human rights clauses in the United Nations charter, which the So- viet Union has signed, he said. The protest is to be peaceful. "We do not abide bodily harm being done to anyone. "And we welcome Mr. Ko- sygin's visit because he is giv- ing us a chance to make our feeling known." Steals 80 cents from honor box, man is jailed CALGARY (CP) Alexander Florence Mitchell, 59, was sen- tenced to three months im- prisonment on a charge of steal- ing 80 cents from a newspaper honor box. Provincial court was told two young persons pointed him out to a policeman after watching him empty money from the de- vice. Weather and road report ABOVE 1 o nn ZERO AT SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET H LPre Letlibridge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff.......... Calgary....... Cranbrook Victoria....... Penticton Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon Regina........ Winnipeg Toronto....... Ottawa....... Montreal...... St. John's...... Halifax Charlottetown Fredericton Los Angeles Honolulu....... Rome........ 52 31 47 33 54 28 53 32 51 35 41 34 50 35 43 38 53 47 51 48 48 44 53 50 55 47 56 31 54 25 59 31 65 48 59 48 67 44 22 .13 58 34 50 33 61 31 75 55 85 74 68 42 .26 .09 Paris.......... 66 47 London 64 59 Berlin ...........61 48 Amsterdam 64 54 Moscow 50 41 Stockholm.......45 39 Tokyo............70 49 FORECAST: Lethbridge Today and Saturday: A few cloudy pe- riods. Winds W25 and gusty during the day. Lows 30-35. Higlis Saturday near 55. medicine Hat Today: A few cloudy periods. Winds S15- 20. Lows 30-35. Saturday: Cloudy periods. Winds W 15 and gusty. Highs near 55. Calgary Today and Satur- day: Cloudy periods. Brisk south winds shifting to west tomorrow. Lows about 30. Highs Saturday 50-55. Columbia, Kootenay To- day: Cloudy with occasional rain or wet snow this afternoon and evening. Saturday: Mainly cloudy. A few showers or snow- flurries in the morning. Highs today and Saturday 45-50. Lows tonight 30-35. CROWN SCRAPERS MODEL 250 Capacity 2 to Vtt yards. Cutting wldth- Drnwbar Horsepower MODEL 600 Capacity 4'A to 6 yards. Cutting Width- Drawbar Horsepower These EARTHMOVERS are specifically designed and constructed for farm use. They are intended to be used with farm tractors to make it possible to do many farm land improvements such as drainage, trench- ing, 'building farm dugouts, irrigation and other earth moving applications. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY LETHBRIDGE PHONE 327-3165 (CLOSED SATURDAY AFTERNOONS) OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESV OF AMA All roads In the Lethbridge I in good winter driving condl- district arc bare and dry and tlon. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening unit Closing Times) i CouttS 24 hours; Carway 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST; Del Bonila 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgatc, B.C., 24 hours; Porthlll Rykcrts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. Wildhorso, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Logan Pass closed. ;