Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
The LetHbridae Herald VOL. LXVI No. 223 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1973 PRICE: 15 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 38 PAGES Bitter rail workers resist union order Hotel death trap A general view of the top floors of the backbu-ildings of Copenhagen's downtown hotel, Hafina, offer being swept by fire in the _early morning hours. Police say a majority of victims were trapped as fldmes scorched through stair- cases and corridors. The death toil now exceeds 30 and bodies are still being found in the debris, charred and almost impossible to identify. bomb BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Two boys found a bomb in irmingbam, the second discovered in Bri- tain's second city in two days, police said today. The boirb, containing four pounds of explosives, was inside a black plastic box left in an office doorway at Five Ways Junction, a busy road about a quarter of a mile from the city centre. The boys picked up the bomb Monday night and put it in a'meral bin on the sidewalk used for storing sand to spread on roadways in winter. The bomb did not explode. MURICE Bnck. Birmingham's assistant chief con- stable, said the device was similar to one found in Sherlock Street in Birmingham Sunday. That bomb also contained four pounds of explosives and was inside a shopping bag. Last Thursday three fire bombs were found in the city and one severely damaged a shoe store. On the previous day two bombs exploded in Solihull, a resi- dential suburb of Birmingham, damaging a bank and a mortgage company's office, The water gate (above) is part of irri- gation control programs in Southern Alberta. For a report on the project, a story about Lethbridge's early experience with a red light district and other interesting features, look in Chinook, enclosed wifh today's Herald. This edition of Chinook marks the first time the publication has been produced on the new offset press. Classified......8-11 Comics 19 District 3 Family......20, 21 Local News 13, 14 Markets 6 Sports 16-18 Theatres 7 TV 7 Weather 2 LOW TONIGHT 45, HIGH WED. 75, SUNNY, WARM 'I've a good mind to write my M.PS CHOLERA SPREADS TO NORTH ITALY By PETER KAYSER ROME (Reuter) Cholera increased its grip on Italy to- day, taking its 15th victim and spreading to northern Italy. Various countries have taken precautionary measures to pre- vent its spread s one case has already been reported in West Germany. The outbreak began in Naples and spread to Rome and Sr- dinia before reaching northern Italy. Naples hospital authorities sim-ounced the death of a 51- year-old man, bringing the city's death toll to 10. In Rome, the health authorities an- nounced a second cholera case Monday night. Health authorities in Pia- cenza, southeast of Milan, re- ported that a 31 year old woman, who had recently trav- elled in the middle east, has Contracted cholera. She was the first reported case in northern Italy. But health officials there said the woman has recovered and there is no cause for alarm. In addition to the 10 deaths in Naples, four persons have died of the disease in Bari and one in Rome. So far 15 countries have an- nounced that vaccination certifi- cates must be earned by trav- ellers from Italy. Many coun- tries have also uiged pec-pie visiting Italy to be inoculated against cholera. Italy's tourist trade may be hard hit by the outbreak, blamed by authorities on in- fected seafood. Cancellations were pouring in from foreigners who had planned holidays in Italy. Apart from the one case re- ported in West 47- year-old Italian worker who is in hospital after he contracted cholera while holidaying in the Naples disease spread Monday to Rome and to Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia across the Tyrenhian Sea. The cases in Rome end Cagliari were the first in Italy outside the southern ports of Naples and Bari where the outbreak began 11 days ago. With new cases reported in Rome and Sardinia in the last 12 hours, the total number of known cases stands at 127 in Italy. The Italian health ministry known infected shellfish im- ported illicitly to Naples from North Africa for the cholera. There now is a virtual country- wide ban on the sale of mussels and other shellfish. A disturbing development in Rome. Monday was the revela- tion that the capital's only other cholera case ate no shellfish recently. This indicated the dis- ease must be present elsewhere than in shellfish. Italians, manwhile, contin- ued to line up at vaccination centres, particularly in the south, but there were no panic scenes like those of last week. Swimming is banned in the Naples and Bari area and both cities are also disinfecting their streets. Other meaures, which also affect Rome, include vacci- nation of all key personnel, in- cluding police and garbage col- lectors. As an added precaution, all fairs, sports meetings and other large gatherings including church services were cancelled in Naples and Bari. In Naples, all the 2.5 million inhabitants are being vacci- nated. Retired justice top man TORONTO (CP) The Globe and Mail says Emmett Hall, former member of the Supreme Court of Canada and the man whose recommendations led to the first national health insur- ance plan, is "the government's first choice" as arbitrator in the rail dispute. The Globe and Mail's labor Importer, Wilfred List, writes that Mr. Hall, who retired from the bench last March at 74, has been examining the court struc- ture in Saskatchewan on assign- ment from the provincial gov- ernment, and "the one problem that might be encountered is whether the provincial govern- ment would release him for the arbitration task." Officials in Ottawa had no comment on the report. Further increase possible TORONTO (CP) Con- sumers face a further five-cent increase in bread prices next month, a spokesman for the bakery industry predicts. This follows a six-cent hike in the price of bread in the last few days. "If the government doesn't take action to hold down the price of wheat to its Aug. 1 lev- els, there -will be a further in- crease on Oct. said Peter Wygant of the Bakery Council of Canada. Mr. Wygant urged a freeze of wheat prices "at least as a tem- porary measure to give the gov- ernment time to work out some system." Economic chaos threatens Chile SANTIAGO (Reuter) Presi- dent Salvador AUende of Chile celebrates the third anniversary today of his election victory amid the worst social and eco- nomic chaos since he took of- fice. A new challenge to his au- thority came Monday night when leaders of the country's white-collar workers and professionals called an in- definite national strike. Spokesmen said they are go- ing on strike in support of truck owners who pulled their ve- hicles off the roads June 27, and until the government modifies its policies. Tha professional workers are grouped in an organization called the Sole Confederation of Chilean Professionals (CUPR- This unites such groups as doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects and airline pilots. Flights of Chile's inter- national airline, Lan-Chile, are expected to be affected imme- diately. The merchant navy federation said its members will be instructed to stop work on all Chilean ships, anywhere in the world. This will affect deliveries of Chilean copper, vital to the country's economic life, observ- ers said. The move by the profes- sionals came just at a time when the government appeared confident it was breaking the back of the truck owners' stop- page. CALGARY (CP) Angry yardmen here have defied tor the second day federal legisla- tion ordering them back to their rail jobs and their union leader says he cannot say when they will return. "The men were absolutely adamant they weren't going back at midnight Labor of all bloody days to order us Phil Burke local chair- man of the United Transporta- tion Workers, said in an inter- view today. "We did have an agreement to go back at 6 p.m. today, but the men have now decided not They are upset because com- pulsory arbitration in the past has not worked in their favor, he said. Dayliner passenger service between Calgary and Edmcl.- ton resumed Monday morning, but only four freight trains were moved in the Calgarv yards and no transcontinental passenger service has been re- sumed. Two yard crews show- ed up for work Monday, but they left after a few hours. A Canadian Pacific Rail spo- kesman said the yardman were the only rail workers not to re- turn to work Monday. "We have to agree though, Labor Day was a bad day for Parliament to order them he said. "The yardmen have suffered federal conciliation board admitted that and this is Mr. Burke said. "The men cannot stand the thought of go-ing back for slave wages. We have been shafted again as we are perennially. We know we can't stay out for- ever, but I can't say when the men will go he said. Winnipeg remains a road- block to transcontinental freight and passenger service. No trains moved in the area Monday and, Monday night, the non-ops decided to go back at midnight only if they did not have to cross picket lines. Pick- ets remained up at CP Rail and CN yards. On the Prairies, CN reported earlier Monday that operations west of Winnipeg, as well as terminals at Sioux Lookout and Armstrong in northwestern On- tario, returned to normal during the day. Two passenger trains were scheduled today on the Prairies. The two major railways cis- continued transcontinental pas- senger tram service between Montreal and Vancouver shortly after the initial strike action July 26 and this has not been restored. Commuter train service in the Toronto and Montreal areas was laid on for those returning to work today after the long weekend. In other regions trains rolled and East Coast ferries went back into service during the weekend as 11 Canadian rail- ways moved to clear a backlog of passengers and freight after a month of regional strike ac- tion and a nine-day national shutdown ended Saturday by an act of Parliament. D, N. Secord, president of the Canadian Broth- erhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers (CBRT) told reporters at an Ottawa news conference that 96 of 120 union locals voted during the weekend to obey the law. "Our members go back Mr. Secord said, "aware that their fight for a fair settlement has once again been crushed by the combined forces of Parliament and the railway companies.'' CBRT members, "based upon past experience have no faith they will get a better deal from compulsory Mr. Secord said. "Thsy therefore remain frus- trated and bitter, a mood that bcdss ill for labor management relations on the railways in the coming months." In New Westminster, B.C., about non-ops unanimously approved a resolution Monday that unions in the greater Van- couver area remain off the job until a new contract is nego- tiated and approved. Rail service was almost at a standstill throughout the west- ernmost province. Roger Butler, president of a joint council ot non-ops in New Westminster, told reporters after the vote the esolution or- dered national negotiators to bargain for better contracts or resign. "We didn't get anything that we were promised by our union officials. They sat back and let Parliament take over and it took the onus off them.'' CBRT officials expressed fears of continued resistance to the legislation in some areas of Ontario. Crowd attacks NEW YORK (API "They were hitting Mm with tire jacks and slicing him with straight edge razors.'' said a policeman who helped rescue a gunman HELSINGBORG. Sweden (AP) The stamina aH strength of the world's oldc reigning head of stats has fled even his own physicians who say he is a medical phe- nomenon. On the eve of the third of 90-year-cld King Gustar VI Adolf's illness, which has re- quired major abuominal sur- gery, they said they were still unable to determine the exact nature of his complaint. The aged monarch was re- ported consck'vs and in stabi- lized, although still highly serious, condition Monday. It was the 17th clay since he -was taken to hospital in this south- ern Swedish city and the 14th since half his stomach and duodenum were removed in emergency surgery to stop bleeding. No serious nsw bleeding has been reported, and the king's family left Helsingborg for the first time. Enrolments are lower OTTAWA (CP) As ele- mentary and secondary flu- dents begin the trek back to school this week, enrolments will be down about pre- dicts Statistics Canada. As well, Statistics Canada said university enrolments will be down by about this fall compared with 1972-73. Record harvest predicted Grain prices will continue upward from an enraged Harlem crowd after a four year old boy was shot to death. Police officer George Hohen- stein described as "total chaos" the scene of Monday's shooting, which reulted from a traffic dispute. A 17 year old youth and an off duty policeman were wounded. Hohenstein's partner, patrol man Lyman Gerrish, said the crowd attacked the alleged gun- man, Robert Mayfield, 37, after the dead boy's mother scream- ed: "He killed my baby! He killed my The William Johnson, was shot in the head as he sat in a stroller drinking apple juice from a baby bottle. Police gave this .account of the incident: Mayfield stopped for a traffic light "at 327th Street and Con- vent Avenue and got into an_ar- gument with a cab driver who had honked his horn. Both men left their vehicles and started scuffling. A crowd collected and sided with the cab driver, who lives nearby. Someone attacked May- 'field's woman companion, who had jumped out of his custo- mized gold Cadillac brandishing a wrench. Mayfield drove the woman to a hospital and returned a few minutes later. Police said Mayfield opened fire at random with a .38 ca- libre pistol, hitting the Johnson boy and Clyde King, the cab driver's cousin. The boy died soon afterward in hospital. Before Gerrish and Hohens- iein arrived, the mob wrestled Mayfield away from the off duty officer, Ear] Robinson, 28, who had overpowered the gun man despite a in his chest and shoulder. Robinson, who had been ch.it' ting with a friend on a door- stoop a block away, rushed to the scene after hearing the ini- tial shots. Patrolman Gerrish said that, when he and Hohenstein ar- rived: "I pushed Mayfield into a crevice in the building. I held myself between the crowd and Mayfield. Me and my partner were absorbing the impact of the blows of the crowd." Hohenstein suffered a minor hand injury. M a y'f i e 1 d was given 40 stitches for his wounds in hos- pital and then was taken to a police station where he was charged with homicide, at- tempted murder, assault and possession of a dangerous wea- pon. LONDON (AP) A record world grain harvest is predicted this year. But experts say grain prices will continue to rise be- cause of soaring demand. The results will be seen in prices for bread and cookies. Meat is likely to stay high also, because grains feed the animals that produce the meat. The paradox of record pro- duction at the same time as in- creasing a drop in world grain due to a "strong, unabated world de- mand" for wheat, the Inter- national Wheat Council reports. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization warns that import demands can be ex- pected to go still higher in com- ing years. In an effort to do something about the situation, the organ- ization has called an urgent meeting in Rome Sept. 20 fen- representatives of the world's major wheat exporting coun- tries, including Canada. Unless exportable stocks are increased, the organization says, the world's developing countries will be particularly hard hit. These comparatively poor countries, with an in- satiable demand for grain to build up food and feeding stocks, account for about 50 per cent of world wheat imports. Increasing costs, which tha wheat council calls unprece- dented, may seriously disrupt the economies of the developing countries and put a pinch on pocketbooks in the rest of the world. The situation where more wheat is being grown but more people are demanding it has kd to a serious drop in world stocks, to what the council de- scribes as the critical of 23 million tons estimated for the 1973-74 crop year. The Soviet Union's record wheat purchases in 1972 were an important factor in depleting world stocks and sending prices up, the UN food organization says. The Soviets, who used to be exporters, have bought about nine million tons of wheat and 18 million tons of course grain in the last 18 months, officials in London report. Soviet leaders are counting on a record grain harvest this yjdi1. But reports it is unlikely to reach the target of 197.4 minion tons of grain, so more purchases may be neces- sary. It predicted a possible reduc- tion of wheat stocks of the five major export tina, Australia, Canada; the Eu- ropean Common Market and the United States-4o only 23 million tons at the end from about 27 million tons at the be- ginning of their 1973-74 forecast seasons. As a result, the council added, "potential world wheat export availabilities are cur- rently estimated at about 57 million tons in the July, 1973- June, 1974 crop year." "Total export requirements, on the other hand, are forecast at about 66 million the council said, In Canada prospects are for an average crop. No exact fore- cast is available but the figure of 580 million bushels of wheat has been mentioned as reason- able. No figures were available for other grains. Last year, Canada produced 533.3 million bushels wheat compared with a 10-year average of 600 mil- lion. and heard About town PRANKSTER sMriey HH- Hard hooking tin cans to Fred Beattic's car to help ihira celebrate his 45th ding anniversary Don Allen seen pairing the roof at the Henderson Lake golf club Parisian Michel Lavcau on a Lethbridge visit asking where Caarolads cattle came from.