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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 IETHBRIDGB HERAin Tuonlciy, September 5, 1972 United effort proposed to end aerial piracy WASHINGTON (Keuler) Transportation Secretary Jolm Volpo of tire United States called on all nations Monday to unite In blocking aerial hijack- ings, saying such piracy threat- ened tlio future of air com- merce. Volpe said: "Piracy on Hie high seas came to an end when the ports of call were closed to plunde- rers of ships. Piracy in the skies will die the same death when the doors of welcome ore universally slammed on hijack- ers around the He made his remarks at the Political chiefs goals RUINS Blue Bird Cafe in uuwntawn Mon'rea! suffered as a result of a firebombing killed 3 persons. extensive (CP Wirephoto) Thieves steal million worth of art at Montreal score no TORONTO (CP) Leaders of Canada's three main parlia- mentary parties watched Mon- d a y night's Soviet-Canada hockey game at Maple Leal Gardens but didn't score any political goals. Prime Minister Tnideau and Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield had seats near the ice while David Lewis, New Demo- cratic Party leader, was lucked away high in the upper "green" seat section. The difference did not matter much because none was called to the spotlight. Former prime minister Lester Pearson got the exposure as he officiated at centre ice in presenting the Pearson Trophy to Jean Ratella of New York Rangers as the NHL player who did the most for hockey last season. The Liberal and Conservative leaders were seen In brlel glimpses on TV as the cameras panned aromd the, crowc watching Canada defeat the So- viets 4-1. Mr. Lewis did make the screen. "I had a good view, but I was carefully shielded from any great exposure." opening of an Inlernational Civil Aviation Organization le- gal subcommittee meeting called to consider a Joint U.S.- Canadian resolution to Impose sanctions on nations which re- fuse to prosecute or cxtradict air pirates and others accused of air crimes. The U.S.-Canadian proposal before the 17-nation subcom- mittee would make mandatory an air boycott against offending nations. Observers said some coun- tries are reluctant to approve such a sweeping measure be- cause not only does It enter un- chartered areas of international MONTREAL tCP) Thieves, described as men who knew what they were doing, stole million worth of art from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Monday. Bill Bantey, the public relations director, said three masked and armed men stole jewelry, figurines and 13 paintings, including a Rem- brandt worth million, by breaking in through a skylight In the 122-year-old museum. "Obviously someone has been casing the museum. They knew we were working on the build- Ing and they knew what they were looking he said, have been doing re- pairs on the skylight, It's not as good as it. used to be, and so the alarm was only partially functioning. If they had come through a different section of the skylight, the alarm would have gone off." The alarm did go off when the robbers opened a door to leave with their first load of booty. Museum officials think tills prevented a larger loss. Mr. Bantey salci: "They had stacked about 18 other paint- Wanted man held in Colombo hoax ings and left behind far more important took." works than they The robtory was the largest In the museum's history. No ar- rests have been made but po- lice have alerted Interpol, the international police agency, and all border points to prevent the works from leaving Canada. Investigators found a long ladder on a back wall of the museum which repair workers told police was not theirs. The three men entered the museum at about 2 a.m., over- powered guards and kept them bound and gagged in E confer- ence room. Police arrived a few minutes after the alarm sounded but the robbers had already fled. Besides the Rembrandt, other articles stolen Included paint- ngs by Gustavo Courbel, Andre Jauntier, Eugene Declacrois j MONTREAL (CP) Laurier Denis Boutin, 31, alias Joseph Colombo Jr., was arrested by police here on five-year-old warrants charging him with fraud and auto theft and will appear in court today, police said Monday. Police said Boutin, accom- panied by his fiance, a former Winnipeg hospital clerk, was arrested on a warrant dating back to 1968. Winnipeg police say they also want Boutin on forging and ut- tering charges and they asked Montreal police to pick him up. Del. Sgt. Al Webster of Win- nipeg police said in a telephone interview that Winnipeg police flew to Montreal Sunday. Police say the charges pcnd Ing against Boutin in Winnipeg stem from purchase last month of a luxury home in Winnipeg. At that time, a news release was sent to several newspapers in Winnipeg stating a Joseph Colombo Jr. intended to live there after marrying his fiance in early October. FATHER SHOT The Joseph Colombo Jr. known to the public is the son of a New York resident who has been named by the US justice department as a leader of organized crima in the United States. He is Te ating from gunshot wounds suf fered last year. The release said the sender was settling in Winnipeg so hi could watch over alleged finan cial interests in the fledgling World Hockey The real estate agency which sold "Joseph Colombo Jr" tho louse confirmed the sale at the ime, and a man identifying ilmself as Colombo told report- ers by telephone he sent out the news releases because ho wanted "to give people advance notice he was coming." A reporter for a New York newspaper said Sunday night hat Colombo had denied the story at the time and had stated he had never been in anada. Officials of the WHA said :hey had never heard of Co- lombo and that no one by that name has ever had any finan- cial interests in any WHA team. and and 'ign rincs. Father hires girl killed for insurance AOMORI, Japan (AP) A bankrupt businessman had two men run down his nine- year-old daughter with a car so he could collect in insurance, police reported lierc. They said Milsuni Murata, 38, confessed he had hired Kenji Sugila, 22, and Nori- suke Yonetani, 20, for each to kill his daughter Wakako in what was to ap- pear to be a hit-and-run acci- dent. The chilli was hit from behind and killed while walk- ing with her father and her seven-year-old sister. GERRY'S TRADING POST FORT MACLEOD, ALTA, Squeeze Portable loading Shute Stock Racks FINEST QUAIITY, LOWEST PRICES! WHILE THEY IASTI Thomas Galnesborough 39 pieces of jewelry and Blocked rail line back in service More cliarter flight firms close offices TORONTO (CP) Three more companies that sell tick ets for charter flights hav closed, bringing to 12 the num ber of such firms that hav gone out of business in Toront this year. Toronto police said they ar looking for two men believec associated with Deltona Air-Se Services Inc., Miro Travel Inc and Travel Information Centre Tho three companies failed t open for business Monday. Earlier, three other firms went bankrupt, another dissolved and five others wen out of business. Police sai they are still looking for th owners of New Air Fare, Char ter Travel Centre and Dlscoun Travel Centre which closed thi month. They are based in Ne' York and London, England. A spokesman for the Canadian transport commission in Ottawa said almost all coun- tries in Europe are having their citizens stranded in North America because of the closing of many charter ticket firms. The closures, in addition to others in Montreal and New York, also have resulted in a steady stream of Canadians ar- riving at overseas embassies looking for passage home. CANMORE (CP) The Ca- nadian Pacific Railway line be- Uveen Calgary and Banff was back in service Sunday after being blocked Friday by a freight train derailment. Cause of the accident, which saw 33 cars out of a 69-car train leave the tracks five miles cart of here, was un- known. No injuries were reported. All three party chiefs spent a abor Day of subdued cam- aignlng here as a warmup for re campaign leading up to the ct. 30 general election. The prime minister and >position leader sat a few ards from each other at tha amc. Mr. Trudeau with his rife Margaret were behind the u s s I a n bench and Mr. tanfield along with R. Alan lagleson, president of the On- ario Progressive Conservative arty and a director of Team Canada, sat beliind the Cana- liana. Mr. Lewis was visible at ths lead of the three-mile long La- ior Day parade at the Cana- dian National Exhibition and ater joined Labor Minister Martin O'Connell on the review- ng stand. None of the three leaders spoke publicly. Mr. Stanfield donned a Team Canada sweater and whacked a ew pucks into the net at the cam's practice Monday morn- ing. :IEARS PILOTS Mr. Trudeau visited the ONE 'or an hour and at one point wore a headset which allowed Tim to listen to flight Instruc- tions for pilots taking part In an air show. He later toured the pavilion of the People's Republic of China where he was shown around by Yao Kuang, the Chi- nese ambassador to Canada, and Lu Feng-chun, deputy head of the Cliinese exhibition dele- gation. For Mr. Lewis it was a lime for plotting campaign strategy. He met with the Italian Com- munity Committee ui the To- ronto borough of York and later with the parly's campaign com- mittee. Mr. Tnideau left for Ottawa Immediately after the hockey game and the other two leaders also planned early depart- ments. Shortly after Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Stanfield arrived for the game, police had to quell a demonstration outside tho Gar- dens and at least 12 were ar- rested on charge ranging from resisting arrest to assaulting police. CROWDS PRE.SS IN At the conclusion of Mr. and Mrs. Trudeau's visit to the Chi- nese pavilion, a crowd esti- mated by police at pressed around his motorcade in an effort to catch a glimpse of the prime minister. He and his wife were pre- sented with a woven, gold-col- ored nig, a present from the people of China. Former Liberal joins Tory ranks MONTREAL (CP) Judge Claude Wagner, ie? Qucbur law, but also could jeopardizo their economic interests. BOYCOTT MANDATORY They noted, for example, that If Algeria, otten the destination of hijackers, was found by ICAO to be guilty of not extra- dieting hijackers, or not penal- izing them, DEI economic boy. cott of Algerian airports would be mandatory. This, they said, could be par- ticularly harmful to France, which does considerable air business with its former colony. The resolution also calls for tough penalties against hijack- ers not extradicted to their home countries. A study group set up to sess the adequacy of penalties would also determine whether hijackers seeking political asy- lum are qualified for such asy- lum by their treatment at home. Cuba, also the destination of many of the piracies, and Al- geria, are not ICAO members. The measure, if approved at the Washington meeting, would have to be passed by the full committee and then by ICAO iself. Liberal justice minister, said today he has joined the Pro- gressive Conservatives and will run for that party in the Oct. 30 federal election. Mr. Wagner told a news con- ference he resigned as a ses- sion court judge this morning to run for the PCs. His decision was made fol- lowing two years of pressure from Quebecers urging him to return to public life, he said. Published reports about at- tempts by the Tories to lure Mr. Wagner were numerous in recent montlis. Robert Stanfield, PC party leador, re-iterated during a re- Vagncr's entry would help party cut into Social Credit strength in rural Quebec. In addition to winning seats, t is felt he could attract other appealing candidates into tha ield. Mr. Wagner, who has been a sessions court judge for the last years, has a reputation of lolding a strong law-and-order stance. In recent montlis it has been reported that Mr. Wagner had already taken a decision, but hat the announcement was jeing withheld until the start of the federal election campaign. Rossi and crash claims life ROSSLAND (CP) A sin- gle-car accident near this East Kootenay centre killed Kenneth Duncan McLean of Trail, Man of year disappears leaving trail of debts HAY RIVER, N.W.T. John Robertson, former man of the year in this northern com- munity, has disappeared, leav- ing debts estimated at more than Mr. Robertson, an Australian, came to the north, married a local girl and soon became a well-known and apparently suc- cessful businessman. He owned a couple of boats, a huge home with a 60-foot liv- ing room overlooking (he dock where his boats were moored and had a piece of a new shop- ping centre. He became president of the chamber of commerce and was voted man of the year by that group. In May he took off and hasn't been seen since. While there's been no official estimate of how much money he left with none of it was the town's he left a pile of creditors. His assets have been seized and his boats both work barges sold. Mayor Don Stewart said to- day Mr. Robertson apparently owed money to several compa- nies, but none of the town's money was involved. Nine killed iii Alberta accidents By THE CANADIAN PRESS Nine persons were killed In single vehicle traffic accidents in Alberta during the Day weekend holiday. The exception was a colli- sion between a car and a horse on the Stony Indian reserve near Calgary in which Betty Hildegard Brautigam, 9, of Cal- gary, an occupant of the car, was killed. The single-vehicle accident victims were: An unidentified man killed near Tilley; Maureen Lois Me- LougMin, 23, of Edmonton, kill- ed in an accident near Kavanagh; Beverly Moore, 15, of McLennan, wlio died after an accident near Fair-view; Glen Porland, 22, of Calgary, killed in that city when bis car left the road; Robert Watson, 10, of Chauvin, killed when his truck left the road near Chau- vin; Judith Umpherville, 53, o( Edmonton, killed when a car struck a power pole; Robert Kinnear, 20, of High River, kill- ed when his car left the road near Kartell; Arthur James Folachuk, 23, of Calgary, killed on the Trans-Canada Highway near Seebe; and Bernard Frank Kozdrowski, ID, of Ed- monton, killed near Holden, Donald Gray, 24, of Edmon- ton died when run over by a powerboat while water-skiing near Red Deer and Mark La- bey, 3, of Edmonton drowned in a private swimming pool In Calgary. JUDGE WAGNER cent trip to Quebec his wish to see Mr. Wagner in the Con- servative camp for the federal election, since set for Oct. 30. Conservatives have claime< Mr. Wagner, justice minister in the Liberal government of for mer premier Jean Lesage, is more popular In Quebec than Prime Minister Tnideau. PARTY NEEDS HIM His candidacy Is expecled t shore up the party's strength in Quebec, where it holds onl; four of 58 seats. Party officials have said Mr Health-food fadists warned BERKELEY, Calif. California public health offi- cials are warning health-food faddists that eating the kernels of apricot pits can cause symp- toms similar to those of cya- nide poisoning. The kernel can be extracted and eaten when the pit is cracked open. "We just don't know how many kernels will cause tha symptoms of cyanide poisoning or death, but there Is a possi- bility of cyanide poisoning from eating a large number of these says Dr. Ben Werner of the state department of pub- lic health. Dr. Ralph Weilerstetn, the de- partment's public heallh medi- cal officer, said: "We slrongly urge the public to recognize that they (tire apricot pits) can cause nerve damage, intestinal upset and ringing in the ears." Dr. Werner explained that "the same kind of poisoning can result from kernels of lots of different fruits peaches, plums, even apple seeds." Weather and road report SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET II I, Pre. Lclhbridge 71 Pineher Creek 73 44 Medicine Hat..... 70 50 Calgary .........69 43 Banff........... 63 44 Coronation W 45 .01 Edmonton 63 45 .22 Jasper.......... 73 50 .39 Vancouver 71 Penticton........ 81 Saskatoon......... 62 Regina.......... 64 Winnipeg......... 62 Toronto Ottawa Montreal Halifax Charlottetown Fredericton New York Miami....... Los Angeles San Francisco Denver Las Vegas Phoenix...... 72 69 65 G7 70 71 77 84 68 58 81 58 96 78 .105 78 .58 Cloud- Ing over late this afternoon. Showers and Ihundersliowers this evening. Highs 65 70. Lows 40 45. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with periods of rain. Higlis near GO. Calgary Today: Showers and Ihundershowers this after- lioon. Gusty west winds with showers. Highs near 65. Lows 40 45. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with periods of rain. Higlis near 60. Columbia Koolenay Sunny with afternoon cloudy periods and a few showers. Wednesday mostly sunny. Highs mid seventies. Lows tonight 40 to 45. Highs Wednesday 70 to 75. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Fair east partly cloudy west to- day. Scattered showers or thun- der storms western mountains tonight spreading over the area Wednesday. Cooler Wednesday occasional gusty winds. Highs today 75 to 85. Lows to- night 45 '.o 55. Highs Wednes- day 70s east 65 to 75 west. West of Continental Divide Partly cloudy today with scat- tered showers or thunder- storms late this afternoon to- night and Wednesday. Cooler Wednesday. Highs today 75 to 85. Lows tonight 40s. Highs Wednesday 70s. Born on hillside RIO DE JANEIRO (Router) A 38-year-old mother of nine, who has been deserted by her husband, gave birth to triplets on a suburban hillside while on her way home from shopping. Grizzlies attack couple at Jasper JASPER (CP) After more than 25 years of hiking and camping in Jasper National Park, Harry Itowcd of nearby Lake Edith ,.3 and his wife Genevieve had reached the end of their trail. Two grizzly bears attacked the couple Friday and their worst injury was a six-inch Rash in Mrs. Rowod's abdomen caused by a bite by one of tho bears. "Wo started the hike taking all the necessary making little noises with rocks, klinking cans and stuff liko Mr. Rowed said Monday. "All of a sudden, there was this awful noise, a snort and a bellow, i. n d branches were breaking. They came at us fast grizzlies about two years old and we didn't have limn to do anything. CAME CHARGING "They were on all fours and charging. One came at me and one at my wife. I thought we'd had it; I figured this was It. "I threw my pack in front of me to ward off the bear coming at me and sort of semi- charged him, figuring that an offence might be the best de. fence in a case like this. "He bit my pack almost In two and put four tecthmarks in my camera. He must have nip. pud me on the way by because there's arm.' a small bile on my Meanwhile, the other animal was attacking Mrs. Rowed and, after knocking her to the ground, it hit her on the abdo- men. "We were lucky that neither of us were bitten in a vital said Mr. Rowed, a free- lance writer photographer. "The doctor said we were ex- tremely fortunate. PLAY POSSUM "After the bears had attack- ed and gone, we sort of played possum. We lay down and cov- ered our heads with our arms, thinking they might come back. When they didn't return, wo vent back to our and went into Jasper to the hospi- tal. "Grizzlies are so unpredict- able, you can never said the freelance writer-pho- tographer. "We're always alert but there was just nothing we could do when they came at us. "They're damn ferocious; 1 think one of the most fero- cious animals in the world. "They shouldn't be allowed to exist anywhere near civili- zation." The attack took place about eight miles south of Jasper townsite and half mile off the Jasper-Banff Highway on a trail to Lskct, I ho Valley of Fivo Having discontinued the Allis Chalmers line of Farm Equipment, we havo left one only GLEANER MODEL F COMBINE To Clear At A Large Discount GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Couttt Highway See Ken Dickson Ph. 323-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways !n the Lctb-1 Highway 1, Trans Canada bridge disrtict are bare and Highway, bare and dry. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coults 21 hours; Carway 6 a.m. to midnight; Del Bonila 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 8 a.m. to midnight; Kingsgate, B.C., 2-! hours; Porthill Rykerls 8 a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Wildhorsse, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ;