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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 ThIS 1ETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, Soplcmbor 1, 1970 WALSH'S WEARY WELCOME Catholic Bishop James E. Walsh, right, who spent 12 years in captivity in Red China, appears drawn and haggard Monday night afler his arrival al New York's Kennedy Airport. It was the firs! lime in 52 years ihe 79-year-old prelate set fcof on native soil. Escorting him are Terence Cardinal Coolce, archbishop of New York, left, and Father John McCormack, superintendent of the Mciry- knoll Order to which Walsh belongs. Walsh arrived from Rome where he had met with the Pope. Veterans VANCOUVER (CP) Draft legislation based on the federal wliite paper on veterans' pen- sions is on the list of new acts to be introduced in Parliament during Ihe coming session, Vi erans Affairs Minister Jean Buries Dube told Canadian Vc erans in Vancouver Monday. Speaking to the 30th dominii Topless Waitresses Banned By Liquor Board In B.C. VANCOUVER (CP) Bare breasts and booze can no Icnger be mixed in British Columbia. Licensed liquor outlets In the province received a dorec- tive Monday from Ihe B.C. Liquor Control Board banning bare-breasted female employ- ees from their premises. Board chairman W. A. High School Boycott Begins RYCROFT (CP) Parents of about 345 Rycroft district students In this northern Al- berta community are being urged not to send their children to school Thursday. The boycott Is being organ- ized to protest establishment of a centralized liigh school at Spirit River, five miles east of here. Tba Rycroft high school closed in June. Of the 345 Rycroft students who could be affected, 85 are scheduled to attend1 the n high school. A handful of pickets paraded In Rycroft Monday, school reg- istration day. Wednesday is teachers' organization day and regular classes begin Thurs- day. 307 ilh St. S. HALE OPTICAL COMPANY ITD. Gary Mnrtih Dispensing Optician 327-71SZ Bruce said the directive wa. issued on specific instructions from Attorney-General Leslie Peterson. The actual wording of the order is that employees mus hs "properly but Mr Bruce said the directive aimed at banning topless waitresses. He said it applies to all em ployecs of licensed outlets, not just those serving drinks. He indicated that boarc Inspectors will begin enforc- ing the order immediately. Jim Wsiby, secretary of the B.C. Cabaret Owners Associa- tion, said four or five Vancou- ver cabarets, including his own, and some in suburban B u r n a b y have employed bare-breasted waitresses. He said the cabarets will comply with the order but that he does not believe it ap- plies to dancers or other stage acts. Nobel Prise Author Winner Dies At Home PARIS (Reuters) Francois Mauriac, Nobel Prize-wining author, died at his home today He was 84. Mauriac had been seriously 111 for the last week. The author received the Nobei Prize for literature in 1952 and was recognized as one of the 20th century's greatest Roman Catholic writers. A friend and admirer of for- mer president Charles de jaidle, Mauriac never re- :overed from a fall in his home in April, 19C9, in which his ihoulder was fractured. KIWANIS ANNUAL APPLE CAMPAIGN Today thru Sat., Sept. 5th convention of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Can- ada, Mr. Dube said the legisla- tion represented the federal government's wish "to bring a more human and up-to-date ap- proach" to laws affecting vet- erans and their dependants. FJVE PROPOSALS He outlined five of the pro- posals contained in the white paper: Under the proposed legisla- tion, a pension applicant would have all reasonable inferences drawn in his favor through a "strengthening and clarifica- tion of the 'benefit of the doubt' section. The government also plans to recognize special eases or vet- erans suffering extreme social, physical or psychological hard- ships as a result of war ser- vice, by providing special al- lowances. Establishment of en indepen- dent veterans' bureau to func- tion under a separate section of the Pension Act was also proposed. Special recognition will be given to veterans of Hong Kong because these men "experienc- ed the most rigorous and de- bilitating conditions ever en- countered by Canadian prison- ers of said Mr. Dube. The draft legislation will also recommend the creation of a new appeal body of the Cana- dian Pension Commission. He said it was veterans "who shaped the times we now live n not Uio young people." "This country of ours is al- most unbelievably beautiful, jut tragically, there are people within it that would divide and destroy it." 40 Prisoners-Of-War Escape After Gun Battle SAIGON (AP Forty pris- oncrs-of-war escaped from a prison detail on Pirn Quoc Is- land Monday after killing one of their SouIJi Vietnamese guards and wounding another. Nine of the prisoners were killed and two wounded in a gun battle, but 29 were still at large today, South Vietnamese head quarters announctd. A spokesman said he did ni know whether the prisoner were North Vietnamese, Vic Cong or both. He said there nr more than North Viet namese and Viet Cong in the prison camp on the island in tin Crops Swathing Ahead Of 1969 CALGAHY (CP) Swathing i but in some areas rapeseet of crops this year is advanced compared with 1969, the Aiber- .a Wheat Pool said in its week- y crop report today. The Pool reported that 41 of the province's wheat has been swathed, up from 17 per cent he previous week. Nearly 20 per cent of the wheat has been hreshed and a good start has leen made on other crops. Anticipated yields have de- clined slightly. Wheat now is expected to yield 27.6 bushels in acre, oats 52.8, barley 41.2 and rapeseed 19.1. Thin, shrunken kernels o[ iarley are common, said the eport, and some rapeseed ampies show high concentra- ions of wild oats. Harvesting was nearing com- iletion in many southern dis- ricts but dry soil conditions vere delaying seeding of fall ye and winler wheat. The report said all grains, except flaxseed, are half har- vested in the central regions and barley are not yielding up to expectations. In the Peace River area, swathing of most grains, ex- cept flaxseed, was well ad vanced and threshing had bc> gun. Some standing crops have been damaged by recent high winds. Park Forest Fire Battle Hampered CALGAHY (CP) Moun- tainous terrain northwest of Calgary was hampering the fight Monday night against a 340-acre forest fire in the White Goat wilderness flrea at the cast edge of Banff National Park. Two helicopters, which were dropping water, and about 75 men were expected to have the flames under control later today. The fire was not far from a acre blaze which has burned for 12 days in the Bow Hiver forest reserve, obput 50 mi'.es northwest of the city. Eleven fires were reported burning In Alberta today. The only one nnt under control was in the northern Bow River dis- trict. Under partial control, it being fought by 275 men using 20 tractors and 15 air- craft. Dr. Wood said forestry offi- cials are concerned about the fire hazard in the Bow River and Crowsnest district where a complete closure still Is In ef- fect. Teachers Fail In Strike Bid SASKATOON (CP) -Teach- ers who had threatened a Sas- katchewan-wide strike if they didn't get the salary increases they wanted returned to work as most schools opened for the fall term Monday. A spokesman said Lhe Sas- katchewan teachers' federa- tion, which last week failed in a bid to by-pass local trustees and negotiate directly with the province, is considering its next move. The teachers went back to work despite the lack of collec- tive agreements in any of the province's 10 major bargain- ing areas. In some localities, schools re-opened late last week. Teachers, at a stalemate with trustees over salaries, had at- tempted to open bargaining with the province but Educa- tion Minister J. C. Mclsaac de- clined to accept that proposal. Gulf of Siam just off Ihe south- west coast of Vietnam. A said the prison break occurred late Monday aft- ernoon while South Vietnamese navy men wer-3 bringing Ihe 40 prisoners back to the prison camp in a truck from a work detail at a navy base. IS I5IGGEST Phil Quoc is the biggest PoW camp in Soudi Vietnam, housing about 60 per cent of the North Vietnamese, and Viet Cong held by the South Viet- namese government. South -Vietnamese headquar- ters said the prisoners who es- caped were believed to have gone into the island's jungled mountains, where an estimated 300 to 400 Viet Cong operate. On the battlefronls, one major fight was reported near the coast 120 miles northeast of Sai- gon. South Vietnamese militiamen spotted more than 100 Viet Cong jying to cross high- way. South Vietnamese and American troops reinforced the militiamen, and helicopter gun- ships and bombers raked the juerrilla force and claimed 56 dlled. The U.S. command said one American was .tilled and a lelicopter was shot down. One South Vietnamese soldier aboard the helicopter was re- lorted killed, while government casualties in the ground fighting vere light, the U.S. command aid I1113LL DA NANG Viet Cong gunners shelled Ihe big U.S. air base at Da Nang early today for the first time in more than three months. Cas- ualties and damage were light. Some Americans were hurt, pokesmen said. The U.S. command reported more than a score of rocket and mortar attacks across South 'ietnam from 8 a.m. Monday to a.m. today, about half the lumber reported in the previous voltage lines serving Plinon Penh. The spokesman said th electric lines were cut about 4 miles soulhwest of the Cambo diau capital, but the breaks ha no serious effect on the city' power supply. Elsewhere in Cambodia heavy fighting was reportec continuing near Srang, 29 mile: south of Phnom Penh. 4 hours. But commanders anticipate an increase in rocket and mor- ar attacks later in the week to mark North Vietnam's National Day Wednesday and the first anniversary Thursday of Ho Chi linli's death. In Cambodia, R military pofcesman said Communist ommandos destroyed a num- jcr of towers supporting high Lougheed Seeks Action On Roads Captain Of Fatal Crash Drunk CORNWALL, Ont. (CP) Blood tests on the body of the captain of the sunken lake freighter Eastcliffe Hall re- vealed a high alcohol content an inquiry into the sinking of tha vessel was told Monday. Dr. J. D, MacAulay, a pathol- ogist at Cornwall General Hos- pital, said the sample of blood lie took from the body of cap- tain Richard Groulx contained 360 milligrams per 100 milli- litres of alcohol or 0.36 per cent weight per volume. He said the captain died by drowning. Dr. MacAulay estimated the captain must have consumed about 13 ounces of liquor, but chemist John Howes lesKfied the amount was more like 21 unccs. The Eastcliffe Ilall, carrying tons of pig iron to Sagi- naw, Mich., from Sorel, Que., sank to the hottom of the St. Lawrence July 14 within min- utes of hitting a shoal. Killed in the accident were Captain Groulx, his 16-year-old son, the chief engineer, his wife and daughter and four deck- hands. Dr. MacAulay was asked by Raynald Langlois, counsel for the marine division of the trans- port department, what the alco- hol level implied. He replied: "I am no expert but I have referred to my medi- cal books and the average per- son would be obviously drunk." New Labor Minister Takes Over HE GIN A (CP) Back- bencher Don MacLennan slopped iiilo a now role as Sas- katchewan's minister of labor lotlay, amid Hie developing pos- sibility of an emergency legisla- ture session to deal with the Prince Albert pulp mill strike. The 3'1-year-old member for Last Mountain, first elected to the 1 eg islature when Ross Thalcher's Liberals came into office Jn 19W, look the cabinet minister's path only hours be- fore a special caucus meeting. Government members of fho legislature have been sum- moned by Premier Thatcher to a meeting here tonight, to consi- der a possible emergency ses- sion that would be tbe second in recent months to deal with labor problems. Management and labor re- main at a stalemate in Iho strike begun three weelts ago by 325 members or the Pulp, Sul- ihile and Paper Mill Workers Jnion against the mill owned 30 per .cent by the province. The majority owner, New York industrialist Karl Landeg- ?er, says his firm, Parsons mid Whittcmore, is having second Noughts nbout a planned million second mill for Meadow iake in Saskatchewan's north- vest. Mr. Landegger has said (he second mill may not be econom- cally feasible if the Prince Al- >ert strikers are given big wage nci-eases. They struck to siip- rart demands for a first-year aise of 32 cents an hour, and a econd-year increase of eight )er cent. The previous agreement gave vorlicrs a wage scale ranging rom a low of an hour to a Ugh of Mr. Thatcher Monday that ths parties ettle within provincial six-per- ent guidelines. Management as offered 27 cents and 614 per ent. Mr. MacLennan's appoint- lent to succeed Lionel Coderre s labor minister was part of abinet shuffle that increased he number of ministers to 14 om 13 as Mr. Thatcher gave p the industry portfolio he has arried since 1067. GENERAL WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT CALGARY (CP) Opposi lion Leader Peter Lougheed sent a telegram to the provin- cial government today suggest ing that roads leading to an abandoned gypsum develop- ment southwest of the city he returned to their natural state. The Progressive Conserva- tive Leader sairt the roads, Canadians Kuru-Kuru-Pa -That's Short For Crazy OSAKA, Japan (CP) Tom Struve of Vancouver roller- skated in to Expo '70 from London, Monday, confirming what many Japanese already inspected: Canadians are a little kuru- ;um-pa Strove, 21, is one of a large lumber of Canadians to nr- IVP. by unusual means. Al- If you DONATIONS ARE AtSO eace River Will Be Host Seminar EDMONTON tCP) Indus- try ami Tourism Atinister R. S. atzlaff today announced the 1 b s r t a Industrial Devclop- ent Branch will hold its fifth ivelopmcnt seminar in Peace iver Sept. 10. Seminars al- ready have teen held in Hills, Ponoka, Okoloks and Vermilion. Mi-. said he wants to he sure that communities wish- ing to work lo bring in new business, arc familiar with tb-C help which is available from his department. Recruit Teachers SYDNEY. Australia (Reuters) About SCO teachers from Brit- cin, Canada and the United States will come to work in New f'.mlh Wales this year to relieve Hie critical teacher shortage here, state Education Minister Charles Cutler announced Mon- be.rto Leblanc, 45, of Montreal arrived a few days earlier after cycling to Expo in two years and six days via North and South America, Africa, Europe, Asia Minor, the India sub-continent, Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. Elzear Duquette, 60, of Montreal, now en route to New Zealand by ship, look two years to walk from Mont- real lo Expo via Vancouver and a ship to Yokohama, ar- riving shortly after the fair opened In March. Duquette was beaten by Jean Pierre Ranger of Mont- real who made it with three friends in 3 Volkswagen camper after two years on the road over much the same route followed by Rariger ships himself and his tamper to Los Angeles after Expo closes Sept. 13. A few weeks behind Du- quci'.e was Jan LazowsM and Bob Mctcalfe of Winnipeg. They wheeled into Expo in a small two-cylinder Fiat they (Irose from London In three, months via Europe, Asia Minor, the India subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Tlicn there ore an unknown number of Canadians like Paul Stcrback and Steve Copp of Toronto who hitchhiked across North America and down Japan In Expo. Expo's press centre notified newspaper men of Struvc'g arrival on roller sknlcs with a bulletin saying "another Canadian will arrive ftt Expo by unusual across a mountain near lower Kananat'fcis Lake, de- stroy the landscape of one of the potentially most attractive areas for wilderness designa- tion in Alberta." The telegram, to Mines and Forests Miiiiiter Dr. J. Dono- van Ross, urged immediate ac- tion. Mr. Lougheed and Conserva- tive MLA Clarence Copithorne toured Sunday through the Kananaskis region, an area which conservationists want preserved from oil and other commercial development. "A government decision has already been made to maintain wilderness Mr. Loug- heed said after the trip. "The Kananaskis is one of the best places to carry out this we should hold back the remaining land until the Wilderness Bill is en- acted next, spring." Despite the objections of wildsrness supporters, the pro- vincial government sold pe- troleum leases for two weeks ago covering acres of the Bow River Forest Reserve. The reserve included the Kananaskis region. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET 76ABOVE 72-00 ZERO AT NOON Waterton (approx.) 81 47 Lethliridge 85 Pincher Creek 05 62 .02 Waterton (approx.) 85 02 .02 Medicine Hat 91 Plans To Retire LONDON (CP) Stephen An- derson, a formerer Scottish ournalist, will retire shoi Uy as ir Canada's public relations manager for Britain and Ire- and. Anderson, 54, who lias been with Air Canada for 21 years, plans to remain in Lon- don as a public relations con- sultant. 80 82 85 _ 63 Edmonton.....78 51 52 51 .13 57 .02 69 49 77 57 73 45 85 54 59 Jasper Banff....... Calgary...... Victoria..... Penticton Prince George Cranbrook Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon .11 71 81 Regina.........53 Winnipeg White River Toronto 71 H2 66 Ottawa...... Montreal Halifax...... Charlottetoivn 63 49 66 37 67 49 62 .44 44 .IS Fredericton..... 70 41 .15 New York...... 79 57 Los Angeles 74 SO Miami......... 85 77 .13 FORECAST Lctliliriilge-jrcdicfue Hat TODAY: A few cloudy peri- ods this morning. Tbiiiidcr- slunvcrs in a few localities this r.flenioon. Higlis go-85. Wednesday: Sunny and worm. Lows Iiiglis near 83. Columbia, Kootenay-Main- ly cloudy today with a few showers or isolated thunder- storms, Wednesday Cloudy with a few sunny periods and few afternoon and evening showers. Cooler. Highs today in the high 70s. Lows tonight" 45- Higlis Wednesday 70-75. At a Savings Thai', who! you framcless widh H j kins. UlKily model, in 38' to 63! 40' elbow with odded slrenglh cor. lotion. Ulilily model ond groin Itorage modal both in 39' ond S2' widlht. Town ond Country has Hal reof. Ideoi for aor- oge, leol shop, milking pailor.. 3" corruga- fion, gqlvnnized llccl or ploilif color coat, ing. Corns in loon for full inform, ollon. GENERAL FARM SIWNES CouM, HioWoy lEWBRIDGE Phone 337-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA ON TARGET A Spartan anti-ballistic missile rises from Ihe Safeguard test facilily in the Kwajalein Aloll in Iho Pacific Ocean lost Friday. It successfully inter- cepled, cibove the earth's almosphere, a target ncno cone launched miles away at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. This was ihe firsl successful lesl of Ihe ABM system. Ths drfonin Department released this photo today In Wqihlngtorv Highway 3 west. Repaying Is In progress between Lcth- bridge and Monarch. Motorists ore advised to walch for men and equipment. Highway 5. Lcthbridge to Welling. Heavy oiling has been dono and motorists are advised lo drive v.-itli caution. Rcpav- ing is in progress and there are men and equipment In the area. All other highways In tho Lclhbridgo district are in good driving condition. I'OKTS ON ENTRY nncl Closing Coulls 2-1 hours: Camay 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. JUST. Chief Mountain a n m. to 0 p.m. Del Uonita 7 a.m. to 0 p.m.; liooscville, U.C., 7 a.m. to p.m.; KinEsgatc, B.C., it hours; Porllu'U-Hykcrts g n.m, to mldnljtit. ;