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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THl UTHRRIDGE HERA1D Thursday, September 7, 1971 Eight gunned down CHABL01TE AMALIE, St, Thomas, V.I. (AP) Police hunted today for four, or five gunmen wearing green fatigues who machine-gunned eight Americans to death during a robbery in thu golf clubhouse oi a Rockefeller resort in the Vir- gin Islands. Officials would not release the names of four of the vic- tims, but Lt.-Gov. David Maas said they were believed to bo tourists from the United States mainland. A spokesman for the Rock- efeller family in New York said two of the victims were tenta- tively identified as Pat Tarberc, a girl who worked In the club's golf shop, and John Gulliver, a groimdskeeper. He said the other two victims were elec- tricians. The gunmen opened fire late Wednesday afternoon at the Fountain Valley Golf Club on the Island of St. Oroix, about 50 miies south of St. Thomas, Maas said. Seven persons died at the scene and another at a hospital. LOOT POCKETS Ronald Tonkin, the territory's attorney-general, said there were four or five men in green fatigues using automalic weap- ons. The killetrs looted tlteir vic- tims' pockets and cleaned out the clubhouse cash drawer be- fore escaping into the over- grown lulls around the course. "This is absolutely the worst thing that has ever happened hi the Virgin said Maas. "These men will be caught." About 50 police were search- ing for the gunmen. The golf club is part oi a 000-acre tract on the north side of St. Croix. It is owned by Rockresorts Inc., the Rockefel- lers' resort development com- pany. No clues yet on stolen paintings By WILLIAM BORDERS MONTREAL Detective Sgt. Gerald Viau received 30 telephone calls yesterday fron Canadian and American police officials offering help in c painstaking search he is con ducting. What he is looking for is a Rembrandt, The work of art, valued at million, was among 18 paint- ings stolen early Monday from the Museum of Fine here Sergeant Viau is one of dozens of men who have joined the in- tense search for the loot, whicl: has a total value of approxi mately million. "It's similar to the search for any stolen property, al though we're getting an un usual amount of co operation from other parts of the he explained between telephom calls at Montreal's police head quarters. But there were still no known leads, and thu director of th museum suggested the posslbil Ity that the paintings migh end up hanging in the home o some one rich and unscrupu lous, like the Ian Fleming sup- ercriminal In whose lair Jame Bond found some of the world', best stolen art. The police have searched th homes of suspected thieve who might have knowledg about art, and have stoppec suspicious looking tracks o highways near the city. Off: cers are making s p e c i a searches at the airport and a the United States border 4 miles to the south. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. IM PHONE 328-76841 APPLY FOR VISAS Canadian girl volunteers, backs to camera, hand out applica- tions for visas to Asians in Uganda who want to settle In Canada after being forced to leave Uganda. Officials sold some Asians and their dependents applied ot the temporary immigration office on the first day Wednesday. Formula offered in hiiack talks By ROBERT LINDSEY WASHINGTON Great Bri- ain offered a partial formula Wednesday, for drafting a new nternational treaty on hijack- uig. U.S. officials said Britain's proposal might help overcome some oE the most difficult dip- lomatic hurdles to a new treaty. Although the British proposal provided delegates to an inter- national conference here with a new avenue for discussions, several dele gales stressed [here were still major obsta- cles in the way of an agree- ment. TWO-YEAR LOGJAM One U.S. delegate, Franklin K. Willis, said: "This proposal possibly could be a way to break a two-year logjam: it may provide a way to bring the group to a consen- sus. But Shore's a lot of work to do." Under an alternative draft proposed by the United States would have been estab- lished by which nalions could collectively withhold air ser- vice to any country that did not live up to three international treaties dealing with hijacking Tokyo, Hague and Mon- treal conventions. In essence, these treaties re- ouire nations to either extra- dite or punish hijackers and others involved in c r i m es against aircraft, and to promptly return planes, crew- nen and passengers involved in Idjackings. TREATIES INEFFECTIVE One difficulty in curbing hi- jacking in the past has been that many nations that have oeen favored as destinations by hijackers do not adhere to these treaties. Thus, they have been ineffective in cases where these countries have been used as refuge by Iiijackei-s. One of the most contentious aspects of the U.S. Canadian draft has been that it would re- quire signatory countries to im- pose sanctions against any other country that did not pun- ish or extradite hijackers or otherwise deal sternly with them that Is, not just those nations which sign the treaty. Some countries have objected to taking action against na- tions for violation of treaties it never signed. MacNaugliton takes over portfolio TORONTO (CP) Charles MacNaughton, 60, became treasurer of Ontario for the second time today, replacing Chatham businessman Darcy McKeough who resigned last week over conflict of interest, Mr. MacNaughton, sworn in by Lt.-Gov. Ross MacDonald, is expected to fill in as treasurer at least until Premier Davis shuffles his cabinet sometime before mid-November. Mr. Davis said he hasn't made his decision as to when the legislalure will sit again but expects the "session would lie at least three weeks" and will be called probably by mid-No- vember and after Ihe Oct. 30 I federal election. Mr. Davis said Wednesday he accepted Mr. McKeough's res- ignation "with great regret" and his acceptance cMd not "in any way reflect upon his (Mr. McKcough's) personal integ- rity, nor does it imply misconduct on his part." any NOTICE ALBERT'S MEN'S APPAREL WILL BE CLOSED in Observance of the Jewish New Year FRIDAY EVENING, S1PT, 8 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ALL DAY SATURDAY, SEPT. 9th 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Will be open as usual Thursday till 9 p.m. ALBERT SHAPIRO Committee gets only 3 briefs EDMONTON leg- islature committee on foreign ownership of land in Alberta has received only three briefs in response to requests for pub- lic comment on a bill lo restrict sales of crown land. The briefs were requested by the committee before Ihe leg- islature resumes discussion on the proposal during the fall ses- sion. The bill received firsl reading in May. Committee chairman Julian Kozink, the Conservative mem ber for Strathcona, said the committee of 12 MLAs wil meet Friday to discuss conduel of public hearings scheduled to begin Sept. 18. Mr. Koziak said eight or nlm lellers, ail in support of th bill have been received, but de clined comment on the contend of the three briefs. Longest session in post-war era OTTAWA (CP) The 28ti Parliament dissolved last wee] was Canada's longest post-wa: Parliament at four years, 3! days. The Canadian Press erro- neously reported List week tha it was the longest peacetime Parliament. The only longer Canadian Parliament during the las I three decades was the IftlfM: Parliament of the Second Worli War, which ran to its con stitutional limit of five years. Before that, however, there were eight other Parliament, that survived longer than th 23th, including the specially-ex tended wartime Parliament o 1911-17 which ran six years. The life of a Parliament 1 counted from the day eiectioi formal! reported, about a month after genera! election, to the day o dissolution. Sliurtest Parliament was the 23rd of I957-58-lhc firht Die- fenbaker lasted five months, 25 days. Louglieed released EDMONTON (CP) Pre- nier Peter Lougheed of Alberta las been released from hospita n Tokyo, a spokesman for his Edmonton office said Wednes lay night. Mr. Loughced arrived in Ja pan Saturday with a 40-membc jconomic mission for a nine day visit and entered hospita Monday Jor treatment for back jains. The spokesman said the Pro- gressive Conservative leader i well rested." ransom paid BUENOS AIRES (Rculcr) Dutch businessman Jan Va der Panne rested at liberty to day after his company paid ou a rfirisuia believed to h Van der Panne, 55-year-ol chairman of the Argentine afl'i iate of Philips ot Holland, wa released Wednesday night afte remaining in guerrilla hand for 33 hours. Unofficial sources said 11: ransom paid totalled the fu amount demanded by Van dc Panne's kidnappers, which Philips spokesman said wer members of a left-wing Per onist guerrilla group called th Montoneros. But although R Philip spokesman at the firm's Dutc headquarters in Eindhoven sai today a ransom had been paic it did not say how much. Van der Panne was snatcho Tuesday morning from his ca by 35 to 40 guerillas using u to seven cars to confuse seal chers, police sources said. The Philips spokesman sai Van der Panne was released b his captors in a northern are of Buenos Aires and telephone a friend, who picked him up i his car. He now is resting a the friend's home, sufferin nervous strain but In good physical condition, the spokes- man added. The happy ending to this lat- est Argentine kidnap drama contrasted with the tragic out- come last April of the "Sal- lustro Affair." Oberdan Sallustro, Italian chairman of the Argenline sub- sidiary of the Flat motor com- pany, was shot dead three weeks after his kidnapping by guerrillas of the Peoples Revo- lutionary Army as police closed in on (heir hideout. 1965 car alert issued MONTREAL (CP) Police westigating tlie Friday night ro which killed 37 persons in he Blue Bird Club have asked across the country to 'atch for a white 1965 'lymouth sedan bearing Que- C licence number 195-359. The car is registered to Mare outin, 24, who, along with ames O'Brien, 22, is being ought on a coroner's warrant in connection with the lire, Giles Eccles, 24, is being held n Montreal pending a coroner's inquest Sept. 13. All three men are from'Mofr real. In addition to the 37 persons ailed', 53 patrons were injured vhen a wall of flame engulfed lie stairs to the second-floor lance hall. Police say three regular pa- ons ot the club were ordered )ff the premises Friday night fter an argument with the doorman over seating arrange- ments. Shortly after they drove away from the club, three men pur- chased gasoline at a downtown service station, police say. Witnesses told police the) ater saw three men dump li- quid in the stairway leading to ihe second floor. New premier plans no filing spree VICTORIA (CP) Premier elect Dave Barrett said yester day he is not considering any changes in the British Colum bia civil service ranks. Premier W. A. C. Beimel said Tuesday he hoped the Jobs of senior civil servants would be protected when the New Democratic Party takes office Asked if he is planning any such changes, Mir. Barrett re- plied: "No, I'm nol." The NDP leader also said he has decided on several cabine appointments but would not re- veal any names. lie avoided answering mos oi the questions tossed at him during an impromptu new conference, saying he can take no action of any kind until Mi Bennett announces when h will turn over the government "This interim period is really Premier he said and added "I'm not thu (irem ier yet." Mr. Barrett said he wouli also welcome an announce ment from the defeated prem ier that lie will continue to si in the B.C. legislature as ML A or leader of the Opposi tion. Political leaders leave starting gate next week OTTAWA (CP) With a seven-week campaign before hem, Canada's federal party eaders leave ttic starting gala text week In the race for the Oct. 30 general election. The arly race plans indicate a hec- Ic pace. Both Prime Minister Trudeau and Conservative Leader Rob- ert Stanfield will begin tho campaign Tuesday with nomi- nating meetings in their home ridings, and then start what amounts to a non-stop coast-to- coast campaign. Meanwhile, New Democratic Party Leader David Lewis will be travelling Canada ori his 'national media tour" and So- cial Credit Leader Real Caouette will be wanning up in Alberta. AH the leaders, long ex- pecting a fall election, were quick off the mark for the long campaign. And although none has detailed Itineraries ready, all know what provinces they will be visiting between now and Sept. 30. Liberal officials said Wednes- day that Mr. Trudeau will start his campaign in his Mount Royal riding Tuesday and the following clay go to the London, Ont., area. He will spend Fri- day travelling in Quebec and Saturday hi Nova Hc-otia and Prince Edward Island. He will spend the weekend back ia Ottawa before cam- paigning in Ontario Sept. 15-20, in Manitoba and Saskatchewan Sept. 22 and the following day in British Columbia. Sept. 26-27 will be spent in Alberta, Sas- katchewan and Manitoba, with Sept. 20 scheduled for Onlario and the following day for Que- bec. It will be a similar schedule for Mr. Stanfield who, following his nominating convention, will be in Yarmouth and Sydney, N.S., Sept. 13, Winnipeg Sept 14 and the following day ic Brandon, Man., and Regina, He will be in Saskatchewan and Alberta Sept. 10, in British Columbia Sept. 18, and may risit the Northwest Territories ept. 19. The Conservative earier returns to Ottawa Sept. before visiting Toronto Sept. 1, Quebec, Sept. 22, and going o New Brunswick, Prince Ed- rard Island and Newfoundland ic following day, Mr, Lewis's media tour, em- hasizing hot-lino radio shows, Interviews and news confer- ees, will begin in Vancouver londay, move to Edmonton Tuesday, Saskatoon Wednes- ay, Toronto Thursday, St. ohn's, Nfld., Friday and Hall- ax and Sydney Saturday. Death penalty supported in California SAN FRANCISCO CAP) Californians favor relenlion ol the. death penalty by GG to 24 per biggest margin in 1G years it has conducted public opinion polls on the issue, tho California Poll said today. The other 10 per cent of the parsons interviewed face to face in the July 31-lo-Aug. 6 poll had qualified opinions or no opinions on whether to keep or do away with capital punish- ment, pollster Mervin D. Field said. Public interest in the issue is great in California where an in- itiative constitutional amend- ment on the November ballol would restore the death penalty which the state Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional last Feb. IB. Tension increases in Chile capital SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuter) Tension in the Chilean capita! increased today after more than a week of street demon- strations against the Marxist- led government of President Salvador Allende culmiminated in the violent death of a right- wing student. Police said 18-year-old Mario Aviles Oyarcc, described as a militant of the neo-Fascist Pa- Iria y Libertad (Freedom and Fatherland) movement, died in the city centre Wednesday night after being hit over the head with a stick. Band recpies'tetl for command performance EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta All-Girl Dvum and Bugie Band has been requested to provide a command perform- ance for the Royal Family in Britain next year, a band spo- kesman said today. Bob Nagel, band direclor, said the group plans a seven- week F.iropean tour In and an agent for Queen Eliza- beth and her family requested the performance by telephone. The band included Britain in its tour of Europe last month, concluding with an appearance at Munich with the Edmonton delegation which was success- ful in ils bid for the 1978 Com- monwealth Games. There was no official word on who struck the blow. The in cident came in the midst [liree-way clashes between po- lice and pro-and anti-Allendi elements, many of them slu dents. A thick cloud of tear gai hung over the a nightly occurrence during th current unrest, coinciding will the second anivcrsary Sept. of Allende's election as the firs democratically elected Marxls head of stale in the Western world. New lending policy for airport areas OTTAWA (CP) Central Mortgage and Housing Corp. announced today it will clamp down on loans for housing proj- ects in high noise level areas near airports. The corporation said In a news release it has adopted a new lending policy based on "forecasts of noise exposure" at a series of airports across Canada. Noise level countours, pre- pared by Ihe federal transport department, will be the decid- ing factor. Loans will be denied for houses planned in high-noise areas near runways and may be denied in lower-noise areas if sound insulation plans are judged inadequate. CMHC has restricted loans tor houses near airports since 1956. Its revised requirements were set with the help of ne' techniques in evaluallng nois levels. Airports for which noise-leve countours will be made aval able include Charlottetown Fredericton, Goose Bay, Hal fax, Moncton, Saint John, S John's, Sydney, Gander Yarmouth in the Atlantic Prov inces; Montreal, Quebec an Sopt-Iles in Quebec; Toronto Ollawa. Hamilton, Windsor and Tlumrler Bay Ontario; Winnipeg, Rcginft Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonto anil Grande Prairie In Prairie provinces; and th Van couver, Victoria, Abbolstord Kamloops, Fort St. John, Por Hardy, Prince George, Foi Nelson, Whitehorse and Kc- lowna in British Columbia an the Yukon. Tractor fatality SPIRIT RIVER' (CP) 5ouglas Alexander Glenn, 22, f the Spirit River District was illed when the tractor he was jpcrating rolled into a ditch un i rural road 10 miles south of his community. He plans to spend most of the remainder of September In cen- tral Canada before beginning another cross-Canada tow on his chartered twin-engine turbo- prop aircraft. Both Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Slanfield will be flying in char- tered Air Canada DC-9s while Mr. Caouette will be using scheduled airlines. CAOUETTE ACTIVE Although Mr. Caouette will be in Alberta next Friday, his campaign will officially get un- der way with a speech in Sha- winigan, Que., Sept. 17. Then he will be In British Columbia Sept. 18-20, in Alberta (lie fol- lowing two days and- in Sas- katchewan Sept. 23-24. He will be hi Manitoba Sept. 25-26, in Toronto the, following day, and then will visit Kapuskaslng and Timmlns Sept. 28, Kirkland Lake Sept. 29, and return to Quebec for a heavy round of campaigning before beginning a Maritime tour Oct. 12. KILLED BY TERRORISTS-These are recent stock photo, of Yosef Goltfreund, lefl, 41, o wrestling referee, and Yacov Springer, Si, a weightlifling referee, both of whom were among 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team killed in Munich by Arab terrorists. Weather and road report SUNRISE FHIDAY SUNSET Lethbridge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Calgary....... 3anff......... Edmonton Fasper Vancouver Victoria Penticton Saskatoon Regina Winnipeg...... Kenora Toronto Montreal St. John's..... Halifax....... Charloltetown Frcderieton New York..... Los Angeles San Francisco Las Vegas..... Phoenix Rome........ London Berlin........ Amsterdam Moscow...... Tokyo II L Pro ..41 33 .17 50 29 .20 46 34 .14 42 36 .53 40 3-! .09 42 31 4C, 34 .02 63 34 62 53 .18 71 41 52 38 51 37 58 40 .48 57 41 1.33 71 50 70 51 70 47 .-57 53 .03 74 53 75 SO .01 74 45 85 62 82 C8 65 56 79 61 .31 .101 73 ..81 59 75 Gl 70 55 75 52 68 50 63 40 88 75 FORECASTS Lclhbridgc, Medicine Hat- Today: Frequent sunny pe- riods. Highs 55-60. Lows ncur 40. Friday: Mainly sunny. Highs eo-cs. lied Deer, Coronation, Cal- gary Today: Frequent sunny periods tliis afternoon. Highs 50-55. Lows near 35. Friday; Sunny. Higlts near 60. Columbia, Kootenny To- day and Friday, mainly cloudy. Periods of rain in the easlern valleys. Chance of snow at higher elevations. Highs today and Friday 55 lo 60 except in Ihe upper sixties in the West Kootenays. Lows tonight near 45 in the west and 35 to 40 ia the east. MONTANA East of Continental Divide- Widely scattered showers today clearing tonight and Friday. Continued quite cool today and tonight warmer Friday. Higha today mostly 50s, Lows lonight 30 to 40. Highs Friday 60s. West of Continental Divide- Widely scattered showers today clearing tonight and early Fri- day. Showers again late Fri- d a y. Continued quite cool. Higlis bolh days moslly 60s. Lows tonight 30 to 40. Having discontinued the Allis Chalmers line of Farm Equipment, we have left one only GLEANER MODEL F COMBINE To Clear At A Large Discount GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Court! Highway Sea Ken Dickson Ph. 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF ASIA All In the Lclh- hridge disrtict are bare ana dry. Highway I, Trans Canada Highway, bare and dry. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coults 24 hours; Carway 6 a.m. (o midnight; Del Bonila 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 8 a.m. to midnight; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. lo 10 p.m.; Wildhorsse, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ;