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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIOQE HERALD-Mondiy, October News In brief Calgary student shot GRENOBLE, France (AP) A Canadian student was in- jured early Saturday by a policeman who fired at him because of his apparently threatening attitude, police said. The student, identified as Ross Edward Amendser, 21, a native of Calgary, was hit in the thigh. He was taken to hos- pital for treatment. Police said Amendser, and another man ran away when the policeman approached them in the dark and showed them his police card They said the policeman ran after them and Amendser stopped and turned back, carrying something which appeared to be a weapon. The policeman then shot at him with his pistol, police said Camp still in operation VIENNA (AP) Process- ing of Soviet Jews on their way to Israel through the Schoenau transit camp has continued without change since the Austrian govern- ment promised Arab terrorists it would close the facility, Jewish sources said Sunday. Chancellor Bruno Kreisky pledged to close the camp ;n return for the release of four hostages held at Vienna air- port by two Arab gunmen who raided a train carrying 37 Societ Jews at the Austrian- Czechoslovak border Sept. 29. But neither the government nor the Jewish Agency have said exactly when the camp would cease to function as a way station for Jewish transit passengers. Blast kills truck driver MONTREAL (CP) Rheaume Ayotte. 38, was kill- ed Sunday when the tanker he was driving went through a guard rail on a south shore highway and fell onto its side, exploding immediately on im- pact. Six or seven explosions devastated the tanker as Nixon protest staged WASHINGTON (AP) An Nixon" demonstra- tion developed in front of the White House on Sunday. It was orderly and police did not interfere Half a block away. James Goodnow of Baltimore stood in front of the Treasury Pilot uninjured in crash CARMAN, Man (CP) Several months work went down the drain on the weekend as plane rebuilder Bob Diemert crash-landed his reconstructed Japanese Zero in a second attempt to get the Second World War relic air- borne Mr. Diemert was unhurt but damage to the plane caused by troublesome landing gear will probably postpone a third fly- ing attempt until the spring Mr. Diemert said it's the only Zero in the world capable of flying and a Japanese import-export firm is negotiating its purchase on behalf of war veteran employees. The fighter plane was reconstructed from three zeros found in a 1968 expedi- tion to an abandoned Japanese airfield in the South Pacific Another second world war air- craft, a Japanese Val divebomber restored by Mr. Diemert, lies in the National Air Museum near Ottawa. No clues into boy's death WELLAND, Ont. (CP) Police said Sunday they have no clues yet in the death of a 15-year-old Welland boy, whose badly decomposed, bullet-pierced body was found in a shallow grave Saturday. The dead boy. Marcel Gal- lant, missing from his home here since June 22, was identi- fied at a coroner's laboratory in Toronto and from a wallet and watch found on the body, police said Insp. William Murdoch of the Niagara regional police said the body was discovered by four youths who found an unusual clearing in a wooded area, about 750 feet behind a shopping plaza in the east end of the city. The four youths became sus- picious of a spot that seemed to have been dug recently and brought shovels to in- vestigate. They found the fully clothed body and a jacket in the grave, between two and three feet deep. Crews seal off leaky oil pipeline Four suffer injuries separate fuel compartments heated and ignited, a witness to the accident said. The mishap occurred when an automobile struck a light standard with its front fender and skidded into two cement blocks dividing the six-lane highway, throwing the blocks onto the road surface Hotel fire kills five guests Building with two large car- tons filled with imitation straw hats bearing "Impeach Nixon" labels. Goodnow asked for donations for his Committee to Impeach the President. Within a half-hour, he had onlv a few of the 72 hats left. VANCOUVER (CP) An early-morning fire raced through the top floor of a downtown Commercial Hotel Sunday, leaving five men dead and one woman critically in- jured. The fire, extinguished a lit- tle over an hour after it began, apparently started in a washroom or adjacent storage room and quickly engulfed the top fourth floor, blocking the stairway. A fire department officer at the scene said at least two men died after jumping or falling out of the fourth-floor windows Several others dangling by their hands from window ledges on the top floor of the old brick building were urged to hang on until firemen could get to them with ladders Blood stains from cut hands streaked the front of the hotel. Names of the dead were not released. In critical condition Sunday was Moladie Durant, 38. In satisfactory condition were Don Kirchner. 38, Alex McKav. 86. and Paul Bruno 62. SECONDS TOO LATE Don Thargo. 24. whose room was on the third floor, said two men fell from window ledges just seconds before firemen arrived. Indians to press brutality charge Is Religion A Racket? Come to Bible Discussions at SPORTS CENTRE 11th St. and 5th Ave. S. Hoom NO. i Tuesday, Oct. p.m. YOU are WELCOME MONTREAL (CP) The American Indian Movement (AIM) says it plans to press charges of brutality and harassment against the Quebec Provincial Police in connection with disturbances at the Caughnawaga Indian reserve Mike Myers, Canadian chairman of AIM. said at a news conference Friday at least 17 persons were harass- ed or beaten by provincial police during a demonstration on the reserve last Monday night and later at QPP roadblocks set up near the reserve About 150 provincial police- men, issued with stop and search orders, patrolled the reserve and nearby roads in marked and unmarked cars after the disturbance Rodney Jacobs told reporters he was returning from a shopping trip with his wife Elizabeth Tuesday when they were stopped by two QPP officers who ordered them out of their car and demanded identification. Policemen began banging the car after he asked for assurance there would be no violence, Mr. Jacobs said "I put the car in reverse. I wanted to scare them. One of the officers then pointed his revolver at my head. It was cocked and ready to fire After getting out of the car and being handcuffed, Mr. Ja- cobs said seven policemen be- gan to hit him with clubs and pull his hair "One of them grabbed my wife's he said They were brought to a nearby QPP station and later released IDENTITY NOT KNOWN Most of the persons who say they were beaten by police said they could not identify the policemen involved, but several produced doctor's cer- tificates which state what type of injuries they had suf- fered. Over 100 Indians stormed the Caughnawaga police sta- tion Monday night and freed two members of the militant Warrior Society who had been arrested. One vacant house was burn- ed to the ground, three policemen were injured, eight police cars damaged and eight persons arrested during the outbreak. The riot followed six weeks of tension on the reserve, as two groups of Indians are campaigning at different speeds to have non-Indians evicted from reserve homes. "The firemen got there 30 seconds too late to save Wally and Don." he said. "They were coming around the cor- ner when Wally fell It was a.m by my watch when the alarm bell went off. People were running along the halls waking other people up. It was too long before the alarm was turned in. "But the firemen sure work- ed fast as soon as they arrived They saved two men trapped in their rooms at the back. One was hanging by his hands and the other had his legs and part of his body out the window." It was estimated there were more than 40 persons in the hotel when the fire broke out Many of those on the top floor were elderly There were about 12 rooms on the floor. Police said rooms in the ho- tel, on the edge of Van- couver's Gastown district, were generally occupied by transients The Gastown area, near the city's waterfront and adjacent to the main downtown area, is a mecca for transient youth and tourists It is dotted with boutiques, pubs and small restaurants in old buildings renovated during the 1960s. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Toluca Lake, Calif.Crane Wilbur, 86, whose long career on stage and screen included a leading role in the silent movie series Perils of Pauline. Los Angeles-Norman Chanler. 74, former publisher of the Los Angeles Times and a builder of one of the great American publishing empires. Cannes, France-Margaret Anderson. 82, founder of the magazine The Little Review which introduced works by James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway and other acknowledged literary stars. Montreal-Leo Dallain, 58, executive director of the Montreal Rehabilitation In- stitute. 9 persons Jury fails to reach die in B.C. stock case verdict SPECIAL Family Size Plus DtpMIt (At all participating dMtan) accidents By The CANADIAN PRESS At least nine persons died accidentally in British Colum- bia during the weekend, five of them in a fire at a down- town Vancouver hotel An unidentified man was killed Friday night when his car went out of control on Highway 1 at Vedder crossing in the Fraser Valley and struck two utility poles. Gordon Edward Malloy, 23, of Maple Ridge, was killed Saturday night when the truck he was riding in crashed into a rock wall near Lytton in the Fraser Canyon. David Ernest Schofield, 20, of Richmond, died early Sun- day when his car smashed into a tree in Richmond. Amberry Huckalak, 43, of Horsefly, 30 miles east of Williams Lake, was killed Fri- day night when his vehicle went into a ditch at Horsefly. VANCOUVER A British Columbia Supreme Court jury failed to reach a verdict Saturday at the con- clusion of a six-day trial of four men charged with con- spiracy in a million stocks case. The defendants, Michael John Zaduk, Irwin Edward Schubert. Frank Alexander Costello and William Henry Lemmon, are expected to face a new trial. The jury of nine men and three women deliberated eight hours before telling Mr. Justice A. A. Mackof'f that they were unable to reacn a verdict The four men were charged with conspiring to possess stock certificates which they knew were stolen. The defendants were de- scribed by their lawyers as "small-time crooks" who were briefly involved with counterfeit securities and tried to swindle a victim out of his money. They argued that the de- fendants may have been guilty of many crimes but were inno- cent of the one they were charged with. The Crown presented as evi- dence witnesses and an RCMP tape-recording of conver- sations allegedly between Zaduk and an RCMP under- cover agent in which illegal transactions of stock cer- tificates were mentioned. A Toronto woman also testi- fied that her home was robbed prior to the alleged con- spiracy and in stocks taken The Crown alleged these were the same stocks offered for sale to the under- cover agent. No certificates have been recovered. The undercover agent posed as a wealthy businessman in the scheme, willing to buy the stocks from the defendants. The alleged conspiracy took place in April and May, 1971, and stretched from Van- couver to Hamilton. Big hunt Gov.-Gen. Roland Mich- ener and Red Deer hunt- ing companion Ken Boake shoot for geese from a goose pit 30 miles south- east of Consort, Alta. The vice-regal party brought down 34 geese. No trace of missing found plain BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Searchers here followed a lead that turned out to be false in an attempt to find a light plane that dis- appeared eight days ago on a flight from Nelson, B.C.. to Edmonton with two persons aboard. Missing are pilot William Dubois of Vimy and his passenger Patricia Goodale of Nelson. The search was conducted in the Gardiner Creek area south of Hillcrest Sunday afternoon. Howard Bennett of Bellevue and John Curry, Jr of Hillcrest, were hunting in the Gardiner Creek district Satur- day afternoon when they sighted what appeared to be the wreckage of a plane in a far-off coulee. Sunday afternoon a helicopter from Cranbrook, carrying a crew of seven, and two paratroopers, flew over the "wreckage." It turned out to be debris, wood slabs left by an old logging company that had turned silver from weathering HIGH PRAIRIE, Alta. (CP) A pipeline which ruptured in the Peace River area of northwestern Alberta Friday spilled about 300 more barrels of oil than originally es- timated, says an Alberta Energy Conservation Board spokesman One thousand barrels were estimated to have spurted out before emergency crews seal- ed the hole with a clamp but "now it's more like to 1.300, maybe a bit Ed Brushett, assistant manager of environment protection for the board, said in an interview Sunday. A crew of about 40 men has cleaned up approximately 800 barrels of the oil. said Mr Brushett. The oil spilled most- ly onto land although the pipeline is near the East Prairie River, nine miles northeast of High Prairie, he said. "Clean-up operations are going very well but total clean-up will probably take several weeks A barrel of oil contains 30 gallons Crews from the Peace River Pipeline Co.. owner of the eight-inch pipeline which moves medium-density crude oil, are working with Super- visory Consultants of Edmon- ton, a private firm, and an OSCAR unit to clear the area. OSCAR, which stands for Oil Spill Containment and Recovery, is a truck contain- ing booms, pumps, searchlights, boats and other materials for clean-ups OIL COMPANIES PAY OSCAR units are financed by the oil industry and located throughout the province, said Mr Brushett. The unit used at High Prairie was stationed at Whitecourt, 90 miles to the southeast. Mr Brushett said earlier the hole in the pipeline may have been made deliberately by a rifle bullet "You have to be pretty close to a steel pipeline like that to penetrate it with a bullet. The pipeline is bright would be pretty hard to shoot it accidentally." However. RCMP who are investigating said it would be almost impossible to deter- mine whether the puncture was deliberate. "Undoubtedly it was a hunter who did it." said an RCMP spokesman. "This is just speculation, but I can't see anyone doing it on pur- pose The pipeline is located in a favorite hunting district in which there are more than 800 licensed hunters. It was a hunter who noticed the spill Friday. Vern Jones of the con- servation board, who is managing clean-up operations, said there were no traces of wildlife damage and the little oil which spilled into the river was quickly con- tained. "There's not even a rainbow (created by an oil slick) on the river he said in an in- terview Sunday. Labor after Nixon MIAMI BEACH. Fla. (AP) Leaders of organized labor are considering mounting a lobbying campaign in the U.S. Congress to impeach Presi- dent Nixon because of his dis- missal of Archibald Cox as special prosecutor in the Watergate political-espionage case. AFL-CIO President George Meany scheduled for today an emergency meeting of his 35- man executive council to dis- cuss an impeachment resolution Sources said Meany, who had been highly critical of Nixon's handling of the Watergate affair, is prepared to call for the president's im- mediate resignation or his im- peachment if Nixon refuses to step down Any action by the council will be brought before the full convention for approval later in the day by the delegates representing 13.4 million union members throughout the country. The sources said the giant labor federation may also move to oppose all presiden- tial nominations by Nixon, including that of Vice- President-designate Gerald Ford of Michigan "We may not have the votes to stop the Ford's nomination but we sure feel we can delay it." said one staff official. A call by the AFL-CIO for Nixon's impeachment would be the first by a major lobby- ing organization capable of mustering considerable sup- port on Capitol Hill. Officials described Meany as "very upset" Saturday night after learning of Cox's ouster and the resignation of Elliot Richardson as attorney- general The labor leader withheld public comment but is expected to speak out today. 46 fatalities in Canada at weekend Hijackers plan to kill hostages of jetliner LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) Four guerrillas who hijacked an Argentine jetliner in a bid to get to Cuba threatened to begin killing their five hostages today unless they got a smaller plane to take them out of the country. Bolivian President Hugo Banzer refused the smaller plane but sent word to the terrorists that he would grant them the necessary papers to leave Bolivia if they released the hostages He said if they made any attempt against the lives of the hostages the hi- jackers would be killed. The hijacked Aerolineas Ar- gentinas Boeing 737 cannot take off from the small air- field in the Bolivian city of Yacuiba, 900 miles southeast of La Paz. The plane is surrounded by heavily-armed soldiers and policemen, who have refused- to provide food or drinks to those on the plane since it landed The four men and two young women 40 passengers and crew members Sunday But they held as hostages the pilot, the co-pilot, a congressman, a Frenchman and another passenger whose nationality is not known The Boeing 737 was on a do- mestic flight between Buenos Aires and Salta, near the Boli- vian border, when it was com- mandeered Saturday. The kid- nappers forced the pilot to land at Tucuman, in northern Argentina, and demanded fuel to fly to Lima. Peru, from where they intended to proceed to Cuba. Probe shows policeman not at fault RED DEER (CP) RCMP Supt. R. J. Mills, of the Red Deer Rural Detachment said at the weekend he found no in- dication of a breach of con- duct by a member of the force after investigating a case of alleged brutality Supt. Mills, in a statement, said Richard David Didio of Ponoka was admitted to hospitals at Ponoka and Ed- monton for treatment of a perforated bowel and, later, a complain was lodged by the youth's parents He said in the statement that the youth was involved in an incident, immediately prior to his arrest, which may have caused his injury. The allegation of brutality was thoroughly investigated and "my concern was whether a member of the force com- mitted a breach of discipline by assaulting or using ex- cessive force." Supt. Mills said he could not discuss the evidence because there was the possibility of it behing heard in court. But the evidence was reviewed "very closely." He said the investigation results will be forwarded to the attorney-general. By The CANADIAN PRESS Five persons who died when a fire raced through the top floor of a downtown Van- couver hotel were among at least 46 persons who lost their lives accidentally across Canada during the weekend. A survey by The Canadian Press from 6 p.m. local times Friday to midnight Sunday night showed 33 died in traf- fic, eight were killed in fires, two died in hunting mishaps, two died in other accidents and one drowned. The weekend traffic toll, added to the 37 road deaths during the week, brings to 903 the unofficial total of traf- fic deaths in Canada so far this year Ontario and Quebec had the highest weekend death tolls with 12 deaths in each province In Ontario, 11 were killed on the road and one drowned. In Quebec, nine died in traffic accidents, two in fires and one in a hunting mis- hap. In British Columbia, five persons died in a hotel fire. Four men were dead on arrival at hospital and at least two of them died on impact after jumping from the fourth floor of the four-storey building. A fifth man died later in hospital. Four others were killed in traffic in British Columbia. Newfoundland reported three traffic fatalities and one person was killed in a fire In Prince Edward Island, one died in a traffic accident and one was killed while hun- ting. Two died in Nova Scotia in traffic while Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta each reported one traffic fatality. In New Brunswick, two teenagers died accidentally of carbon monoxide poisoning. The survey does not include industrial accidents, slayings or known suicides. GIVING CONTAINERS OCT. UNITED WAY Which wore delivered to homtt in Lethbrldge will be picked up the week of By tht 15 agencies of the UNITED WAY II You Enclose Your Nimo and Address A Receipt Will Bo Milled. ;