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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 TH6 LETHBRtDGE HERALD Monday. October News In brief B.C. mishaps kill 5 By The CANADIAN PRESS Two men who drowned when they tried to sail down the treacherous Capilano River in North Vancouver on a rubber raft Saturday were among five people who died in accidents in British Columbia during the weekend. John Laycock, 33, of North Vancouver and David Scott Thompson, 32, of Willowdale, Ont, were thrown into the water after the raft capsized. The three other fatalities all came in traffic accidents, two of them on Vancouver Island. Karl K. Rabe, 56, of Vic- toria was killed Saturday when the car he was driving hit a tree near Lake Cowichan. Herman Thomas Wald, 33, of Dawson Creek was killed Saturday when the car in which he was riding left the highway near Dawson Creek. Robert Wallis, 40, of Vic- toria was killed Friday night when a car in which he was riding left the road and struck an embankment 15 miles north of Victoria. Language repeal backed EDMONTON (CP) The Western Canada Party voted at its annual convention dur- ing the weekend to support "in the next federal election eastern political groups dedicated to the repeal of the official languages Act." Delegates also approved a resolution that the party re- tain its identity as a regional party while at the same time acting as an affiliate of a national counterpart. Doug Ligertwood of Win- nipeg was elected party presi- dent by acclamation and Er- nie Lemberg of Maple Ridge, B.C.. was chosen secretary. Cabinet minister resigns TEL AVIV (API An Israeli cabinet minister who criticized Defence Minister Moshe Dayan's handling of the Middle "East war announc- ed Sunday he is resigning from office. Justice Minister Yaakov Shapiro, a close adviser to Premier Golda Meir. claimed earlier that Dayan was not sufficiently ready for the war that broke out Oct. 6. He had demanded Dayan resign. The 71-year-old Shapiro, a long-time opponent of Dayan. issued a statement Sunday saying he had written Mrs. Meir and the cabinet inform- ing them of his own intention to step down in apparent protest of Dayan's conduct of the fighting. Poll favors Kennedy PRINCETON. N.J. (API Senator Edward Kennedy would be victorious in a United States presidential race now against Gov. Ronald Reagan of California, the latest Gallup poll says. The poll shows Kennedy. Democrat from Massachusetts, receiving 50 per cent of the vote and Republican Reagan getting 43 per cent. Two per cent of the persons polled said they pre- ferred other candidates and live per cent were undecided. in a separate poll released earlier this month.' Reagan was the leading choice of Republicans for their party's 1976 nomination. Kennedy was the top choice of Democrats in a midsummer survey as their party's 1976 candidate. Latest weapons tested CAIRO (AP) President Idi Amin of Uganda claimed Saturday that American pilots, technicians and experts participated in the Middle East war and used it as a proving ground for their latest weapons. "These are most modern PLAIN SIMPLE CHRISTIANITY ARE YOU INTERESTED? MUTUAL BIBLE DISCUSSIONS Opportunity to Ask Questions Sports Centre, Room No. 1 11th St. and 5th Ave. S. Tuesday, October 30 Come and Speak Out! Everyone Welcome Nixon maintains Grit leadership Social assistance pay in Saskatchewan hiked REGINA (CP) Social assistance allowances to cover food, clothing, personal and household items will be increased in Saskatchewan effective Nov. 1, it has been announced. Alex Taylor, social services minister, in a news release said the increases were ac- companied by the first of a weapons, not yet used in the United States or he said at a Cairo news confer- ence. Amin declined to elaborate on his weapons charge. But he said he had been briefed on the subject by President Anwar Sadat of Egypt. Flat rate for family allowance REGINA (CP) The in- creased federal family allowance will be set at a flate rate of for each child in Saskatchewan effective Jan. 1, Social Services Minister Alex Taylor announced today. Under the federal program, provinces are allowed to vary the family allowances ac- cording to the age of the child and the size of the family, providing the average remains at a month and that no allowance is less than a month. Mr. Taylor, in a news release, said the government decided that income needs of families with younger children were no less than those of families with younger children were no less than those of families with older children. series of adjustments in the Saskatchewan Assistance plan. The increases range from to from a month for 16 and 17-year-olds attending school to for infants to four years and those 18 years and over. The rate for infants in- creases to from while the allowance for adults will go to from NEW RATE "In addition a new monthly rate of will be given to families and single adults who are maintaining their own Mr. Taylor said. This is to cover the normal replacement and repair of household items which previously were not included in allowances for basic needs. "For smaller families it also will replace the ad- ditional food allowance to small units and for families with more than three children, the total budget will be reduced by a month for the fourth and subsequent children." Under previous rates, a family of five (two adults and three children, aged 10, five and three years) would have received per month for food, clothing, personal and household effects. This same family will receive a budget of to cover these needs after Nov. 1. Amounts paid for rent and utilities remain un- changed and are not included, he said. Mr. Taylor said the changes place a greater emphasis on the needs of the family as a unit. He said the cost of living in Saskatchewan increased 10V2 per cent since March, 1972 and the adjustments, with in- creases effective Sept. 1, "more than make up for the loss in purchasing power." 42 killed in weekend accidents CANADIAN PRESS The crash of a light plane took the lives of two Ontario residents and a two-vehicle head-on collision near Vic- toriaville, Que. killed four persons as accidents claimed 42 lives across Canada during the weekend. A survey by The Canadian Press from 6 p.m. local times Friday to midnight Sunday night showed 33 deaths as a re- sult of traffic accidents and five by drowning. Four per- sons died in miscellaneous ac- cidents, including two in the plane crash. Ontario had the highest accidental death count at 15, including 12 traffic deaths, two in the plane crash and one in which a youth was killed when a tractor he was riding toppled over on him during a havride with some friends. Shake hands Premier Robert Bou- rassa shakes hands with Parti Quebecois leader Rene Levesque prior to a televised conference bet- ween the four leaders in Sherbrooke Saturday night. In the foreground is Creditiste leader Yvon Dupuis. TORONTO (CP) Robert Nixon goes back to work as Ontario Liberal leader today, "older and wiser" after a third-ballot victory at the par- ty convention Sunday. "There were many lessons in the convention and, I sup- pose, most of them were for the Opposition leader said after defeating Norman Cafik 992 to 675. Victory was cemented for the 45-year-old cattle farmer when Donald Deacon, 53, who trailed the other two on the se- cond ballot, threw his support behind Mr. Nixon. Second- ballot totals were 768 votes for Mr. Nixon, 613 for Mr. Cafik and 316 for Mr. Deacon. The Liberal leader had the support of less than half of the delegates to the convention on the first ballot and, along with other party officials, was mystified by the fact that more than 300 of the registered delegates didn't vote. After the first ballot, the count was 730 for Mr. Nixon, 574 for Mr. Cafik and 402 for Mr. Deacon. Michael John Houlton, 24, an economic na- tionalist, got 11 votes on the first ballot and was knocked off. Mr. Nixon moved to salve the wounds of an unexpectedly bitter campaign when he praised his two main op- ponents in his acceptance speech. He called Mr. Deacon, "a gentleman unafraid" and "an Military strategy organizer par excellence, a man whom we all respect. Mr. Deacon, member of the legislature for Toronto York Centre, said he expected Mr. Nixon to implement some of his grass roots organization and a decentralization of government. Mr. Nixon said he was "older and wiser" and more confident of the issues, but this was the first test of his leadership since he was acclaimed in 1967. The former school teacher who has lost two previous elections to the Progressive Conservatives told reporters he believed the Liberals might win in 1975, partly because the Tories had "undermined" the confidence of the voters and Premier Davis "has never been more vulnerable." Warner man killed Air traffic Paid Tft CA assistants end protest Organ Recital DIRK JANSZ ZWART OF ROTTERDAM HOLLAND SPONSORED BY: LETHBRIDGE ORGAN CENTRE Recital will held Octobtr 30-1973 Starting at p.m. In FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1614 5th Avt. S. Tickets Available at: LETHBRIDGE ORGAN CENTRE 9th St. S. OR AT THE DOOR Ttafcata El Tlekata Each Suffer brain damage LONDON (AP) Prisoners interned by Britain in Northern Ireland have suf- fered brain damage, a United States psychologist says in a new book. Dr. Rona Fields, a irofessor at Clark University, .Vorchester, Mass., says she compiled evidence that men hooded by the British during pr W interrogation suffered "damaging personality change." Of the 125 former internees tested, she say three-fifths showed either borderline, transitory or permanent brain damage. The tests are reported in her book, A Society on the Run. By THE CANADIAN PRESS "Air traffic control tower operations returned to normal across the country Sunday as air traffic control assistants in Vancouver and Winnipeg were back on the job. Assistants in Vancouver and Winnipeg were the last to book off sick in protest against the federal transport ministry's reluctance to revise their job classification and they were the last back to work. The five assistants at Van- couver were back on the job when the afternoon shift started Saturday and the six assistants at Winnipeg were back on the job as of midnight Saturday night. The assistants, members of the Union of Canadian Trans- port Employees, were contin- uing protests that began in other parts of the country at midnight Thursday night Members had booked off sick with "24-hour flu" and supervisory personnel and ad- ditional controllers took over the work of the assistants who perform such duties as recording the number of takeoffs and landings and providing visual-flight in- formation for controllers. They want their position up- graded from that of clerk to part of the air traffic control system. Such a reclassifica- tion would mean increases in the maximum annual salary of they now earn. TEL AVIV (AP) The Is- raeli army waited for the bulk of the Egyptian army to cross the Suez canal into Sinai before launching its own westward offensive across the waterway, says Israel's military chief of staff. Describing Israeli military strategy in the fourth Arab-Is- raeli war, Lt.-Gen. David Ela- zar said in a state television interview Sunday: "Looking at it in retrospect, we fought the battle correctly, and crossed the canal not too soon and not too late." The 48-year-old officer said earlier that Israel's military tacticians decided their forces would first complete their offensive on the Syrian front and then concentrate on the Egyptian battle. He said the Israeli army's offensive against Egypt was in full sw- ing "when the ceasefire was forced upon us." "But we did succeed in reaching a position whereby the Israel government could negotiate from a position of military he added. Acknowledging that Israel's military intelligence conclud- ed too late that the Arabs planned to attack on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kip- pur, Elazar said: "Our evaluation that the Egyptians and Syrians would actually at- tack did not give us enough warning and enough time to mobilize reserves." A Warner man killed near Milk River Saturday after- noon was among at least seven persons who died in ac- cidents on the Prairies during the weekend. John Frederick Wagner, 24, was killed when his car left Highway 4 about four miles north of Milk River. A passenger, Rodney Nagle of Warner, suffered minor in- juries. A Canadian Press survey from 6 p.m. Friday to mid- night Sunday showed three traffic fatalities in Alberta, one in Saskatchewan and two traffic deaths and one drown- ing in Manitoba. A 24-year-old man whose name has not been released was killed in Edmonton Sun- day when his car ran into a parked truck. Harvey Alexander Hudson, 56, of Clairmont, Alta., was killed Friday night in a head- on collision near Grande Prairie, about 240 miles northwest of Edmonton. In Saskatchewan, David Wayne Omoth of the Milestone district died Satur- day in a collision near Milestone, about 35 miles south of Regina. In Manitoba, 83-year-old Dokia Nimetz of the Benito district died of injuries suf- fered when she was struck by a car near the town 150 miles northwest of Brandon. Mark Huff, 14, of Winnipeg, died Saturday in a two-car collision in the eastern part of the city. And a 20-year-old man is missing and presumed drown- ed following a Saturday colli- sion between two boats on the Nelson River four miles east of Jenpeg in northern Manitoba. Police have not released his name. Actress weds LOS ANGELES (AP) Actress Elaine Giftos, a regular on the Partridge Family television series, and television producer Herb Wright have been married. Gov't closes university MONTEVIDEO (Reuter) The Uruguayan government has closed Montevideo University and arrested the rector and 21-man governing council in a move to end stu- dent opposition to President Juan Maria Bordaberry's military-backed coup last June. The moves, announced in a government communique late Sunday night, came 24 hours after troops surrounded and occupied the university following a bomb explosion in the engineering faculty and the reported discovery of arms and explosives caches in several facilities. EARTH'S CORE The earth's core is made up of molten iron-nickel at a temperature of 3.700 degrees centigrade. DUNLOP FORD'S Exhibition Pavilion November 6th to 10th Set climbing record KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) Two Japanese mountain climbers reached the summit of Mount Everest Friday in the first autumn conquest of the world's tallest peak, the Nepalese foreign ministry said Monday. The two climbers Hisahi Ishiguro, 28, and Yasuo Kato, 24, both of Tokyo were the advance for a 48-member Japanese expedition. They became the 33rd and 34th men to climb the peak. 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