Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
SUNNY HIGH FORECAST WEDNESDAY 60. VOL. LXIII No. 225 The LetKbridge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1970 t-KICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES Martin starts Recj Cross To Seek Release Of Hijacked Airline Passengers Goodwill Tour Of Caribbean By HARRY MAYERS BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Reuters) Canada's desire to stay on good terms with the Caribbean coun- tries is being demonstrated by the arrival here today of Senator Paul Martin to start a goodwill tour through the region. The visit of the former external affairs minister, who now is government leader in the Senate, is gen- erally considered as reconciliatory since it comes af- ter Canada-West Indies relations soured over the ter- mination of "a tariff rebate for West Indian sugar. But more important, analysts see the visit as an attempt by Canada to restore its image as the good- natured big brother to this increasingly sophisticated area. In the eyes of Caribbean politicians, this image has been going through a metamorphosis, with Can- ada taking on the mantle of an imperialist power. Only last April, Prime Minister Forbes Burnham of Guyana said that Canada could be as imperialistic as any other country. Canada Condemned At the time, Burnham joined other Caribbean lead- ers at a summit conference in Jamaica in condemning Canada's unilateral action discontinuing the tariff re- bate and replacing it with an agricultural develop- ment fund. Prime Minister Erroll Barrow of Barbados brand- ed Canada's offer as contemptuous while another gov- ernment minister attending the conference said that Canada could "stuff it (the fund) in the St. Lawrence River." Canada since has decided to extend the rebate system for about one year. Officially, one of the main purposes of Martin's visit is to explain the details of the proposed million agricultural development fund. The tariff rebates for West Indian sugar to Can- ada bring in only million, but the Caribbean lead- ers were peeved because Canada took the decision unilaterally. The summit conference even considered a ban on Canadian imports and finally passed a resolution to examine trade and other economic relations between Canada and the Caribbean "so that urgent action might be taken by the Commonwealth Caribbean gov- ernments acting in concert to redress any imbalance which may exist therein." In addition to the sugar issue, however, Caribbean governments also were disappointed by an earlier Ca- nadian decision to scrap plans to set up a regional t radio network. Another matter which has done no good for Can- ada-West Indies relations has been the upsurge of Black Power in the Caribbean. During the Black Power demonstrations in Trini- dad and Tobago last April, Canadian banks and prop- erties were the targets for demonstrators. At one stage militants said they would take re- prisals on Canadians if West Indians who were on trial in connection with the Sir George William Uni- versity in Montreal riots were found guilty. Militants also accused Canada of being racist and imperialistic. Now, in addition to assuaging Caribbean leaders with assurances of Canada's sugar import policy, Mar- tin is to assess the general political and diplomatic climate in the area. His mission will be in two phases: After leaving Barbados, he will visit St. Vincent, Grenada, Trini- dad and Tobago, St. Lucia, Dominica, St. Kitts-Nevis- Anguilla, Montserrat and Antigua. He will return to Ottawa Sept. 22, and then re- turn to the Caribbean later to visit Jamaica, Guyana, British Honduras and the Bahamas. Viet Cong Blast South Vietnam Installations SAIGON (AP) More than 200 North Vietnamese commandos blasted their way into a South Viet- namese military district headquarters and a ranger camp south of Da Nang today and rampaged through the two installations, killing at least 34 government soliders and wounding 42. Twenty-six North Vietnamese soldiers were report- ed killed in the three-hour battle. It was the worst setback for government forces i na single action since last June when 46 South Viet- namese troops were killed by North Vietnamese who overran a government artillery base northeast of the A Sliau valley. Striking a few hours before dawn under the cover of darkness and a heavy mortar barrage that pin- ned government defenders down, the North Viet- namese simultaneously attacked the Tra Bong district headquarters and a ranger frontier defence camp 3li miles away. North Vietnamese appears broke into both the dis- trict headquarters and the camp and ran through them, hurling dynamite bombs and firing rifles and rocket-propelled grenades. Reports from Cambodia said government troops had seized the initiative for the first time in the Cam- bodian war, starting their biggest operation to dale lo relieve Communist pressure on their nation's heart- land. The offensive comes at a time when North Viet- namese and Viet Cong activity in Cambodia is com- paratively light. Military sources said the government had caught the Communist troops apparently resting and regrouping between drives of their own. Associated Press correspondent John T. Wheeler reported from Phnom Penh that Cambodian troops by this morning had met cnly light resistance while mov- ing six miles north of Skoun, 40 miles north of Phnom Penh. Logger Charged In Slaying Of Eight Creston Residents CRESTON, B.C. (CP) Dale Merle Nelson, 30, was re- manded for 30 days for psychi- atric examination when he ap- peared in court here today on a charge of non-capital murder arising from the savage slay- ings during the Labor Day weekend of five children and three adults, members of two farm families. Nelson, captured Sunday fol- lowing a 40-hour manhunt, is charged with the death of one of the eight victims, Mrs. Alex Wasyk, 30, who was shot, stabbed and hit on the head. One of Mrs. Wasyk's three daughters was also slain and was found decapitated. There was no mention about the possibility of additional charges being laid during to- day's brief appearance in pro- vincial court here before Judge Harold Langston. About 40 spectators crowded into the tiny courtroom. Nelson, dressed in a plaid shirt and tan trousers, remained silent during the short court session. Dr.. J. V. Murray of Creston testified that he examined Nel- son Monday and that the pris- oner "refused to talk." Asked whether he thought Nelson was mentally ill, Dr. .Murray replied: "T do." Nelson was represented by lawyer M. E. Moran of Trail. PART-TIME LOGGER A blonde, part-time logger, Nelson was bowled over by a police dog and seized Sunday after a tense manhunt in the hills west of this mountain com- munity, 300 miles east of Van- couver. Seven bodies, shot or stabbed, were found in their cabin homes Saturday. Five, all of one fam- ily, were mutilated with a knife. The eighth victim, Cathy Phipps, 8, believed taken as a hostage, was found dead Sun- day, apparently from knife wounds. Nelson's wife Annette and her three children were reported staying with relatives here. Neighbors said Mrs. Wasyk, who lived near Nelson's West Creston shack, was an aunt of Mrs. Nelson. One of the Wasyk girls, Deb- bie, 12, ran to the home of Maurine MacKay early Satur- day and said a man had shot her mother and sister Tracey, 8, and was headed for the McKay home. Mrs. McKay called RCMP. FOUND UNDER TREE Sunday evening, police spot- led Nelson lying under a tree near his cabin, he rose to meet Count, a police German shep- herd, and the dog knocked him down. Nelson, bearded and barefoot, was handcuffed. A loaded rifle was in the crook of a tree near him. Police found about a dozen rounds of ammunition. They said the weapon used in the killings was a rifle of the 7mm Mauser type. The victims were: John Phipps, 42, an alfalfa farmer, found gunned down and mutilated in two pools of blood at the door of Us two- room cabin; wife Isabella, 26, found shot and mutilated in the door- way of the bedroom; Phipps, 10, shot and mutilated in his bunk bed; Phipps, 7, shot and mutilated in his bunk bed; Phipps, 18 months, shot and mutilated in his crib; Phipps, 8, taken away by the killer, found knifed Sun- day; Wasyk, 30, dead of slab wounds or cerebral hemor- rhage from a blow lo Ihe bead; she was also shot; Wasyk, 8, knifed, mutilated. While police were absenl from the Wasyk home for about 5 minutes early Saturday, Tra- cey's tody was removed. It was found Sunday, decapitated, near a car that had been abandoned a few miles away. The two surviving Wasyk girls, Debbie and another girl found cowering in bushes out- side her home, were treated for MULTIPLE SLAYINGS SUSPECT CAPTURED-Dale Merle Nelson is hustled into the Royal Canadian Mounted Police office at Creston, B.C., Sunday following his capture near his cabin west of Creston. Nelson, 31, was charged im- mediately with the slaying of one of eight persons who were shot and nwtilated in their homes near Creston early Saturday. shock. Mr. Wasyk was away, working in a logging camp near Creston. After Mrs. MacKay called po- lice, RCMP found the bodies of Mrs. Wasyk and Tracey, then went to the McKay house to evacuate the McKay family. During this period, Tracey's body was removed. Checking other homes in the West Creston area, police found the Phipps bodies. Tliere was no blood on the sheets of Cathy's bed and police theorized the killer took her alive as a hos- tage. About 50 armed police officers ani three tracker dogs began to scan the area. A military heli- copter joined the hunt. An RCMP dog found a beer bottle and cap and a cigarette pack- age. The search was suspended because of darkness Saturday night and resumed Sunday. The search concentrated on the area of the Nelson shack after police discovered someone had slit open a plastic window and entered. RELEASE DOG At about p.m. Sunday, police spotted Nelson lying in grass near his shack. Police and dogs surrounded him. Mrs. Nel- son, at the cabin picking up be- longings, was driven away. "This is the called superintendent Terrence Stew- art through a loudhailer. "You are surrounded. Stand up, put your hands in Ihe air and walk towards Ihe cabin. All units hold your fire." Nelson didn't respond and the dog Count was sent in and knocked down the 200-pound man. A few minutes later a voice called from behind the cabin: "Keep the press the hell away from me." Nelson, wearing khaki work clothes and a green jacket, was put into a police car and laken lo an HCMP cell in Creston. Police said sleeping pills may have been taken from the Nel- son cabin. A spokesman said that after Nelson was behind bars, a doctor was called and Nelson's stomach was pumped out. "He didn't make any state- ment after we got said RCMP corporal James Barr. "But he answered 'yes' to some of our questions." Later police found Cathy Phipps' body near Nelson's cabin. The Creston Valley is a fruit growing area just north of the Idaho border. LONDON (CP) Four West- ern governments delegated the International Red Cross loday to seek the release of hijacked airline passengers in Jordan by negotiatug with the Popular BULLETIN AMMAN, Jordan (AP) The Popular Front for the Libera- tion of Palestine announced to- night it will release the hijacked Swiss airliner and its Swiss pas- sengers as soon as the three Popular Front guerrillas held in Zurich are delivered here, an official communique said. Front for the Liberation of Pal- estine, British officials reported. The move was disclosed as British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home summoned the envoys of six Arab countries for discussions on the hijacking crisis. It came in the wake of an ulti- malum by the Arab commandos who forced three jetliners to land in the Middle lease a girl hijacker now being held in London and other Arabs involved in airline incidents, or two of the planes and their male passengers would be 'blown up in Jordan. Informants said Britain, the United States, West Germany and Switzerland agreed to con- tact the Palestinian Popular Front through the Red Cross. The commandos have de- manded that Britain, Switzer- land'and West Germany release all Arabs being held in connec- tion with aircraft incidents. A Popular. Front spokesman said the 72-hour ultimatum would expire at 10 a.m. Amman time (4 a.m. EOT) Thursday. Otherwise, the ultimatum said, the Swissair DC-8 and the Trans World Airlines Boeing 707 being held by hijackers at a small airfield in Jordan will be blown up with Ihe passengers aboard. "The front has put boxes of explosives inside the two planes in order to blow them up in case there is no reply to its warn- a guerrilla spokesman said in the Jordanian capital of Amman. Both Switzerland and West Germany agreed to the demand, and the Bonn govemmenl pro- posed to expedite release of the hostages today by flying the three Grman-held guerrillas to Amman. After refusing to release 24- year-old Leila Khaled on Mon- day, the British cabinet met today to reconsider the situation in light of the PFLP ultimatum. There was no indication what terms the 'Red Cross envoy might offer in return for the re- lease of the 180 aircraft hos- tages. Britain's Prime Minister Ed- ward Heath called an emer- gency cabinet session today to discuss the Arab ultimatum, and Douglas-Home conferred with diplomats from Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. A Pan Am spokesman said three passengers, two of whom were in hospital for minor in- juries, were still in Cairo. All three planes were hijack- ed en route lo New York. Egypt Raps U.S Ceasefire From AP-REUTERS CAIRO (AP) Egypt's lead- ers say the U.S. assertion that Cairo has violated the Middle East ceasefire is "a mask lo cover any Israeli action against Egypt." The Middle East news agency said Ihe Egyptian cabinet made the statement Monday after meeting in Cairo with President Nasser. The semi-official Cairo news- paper Al Ahram said Israel's latest charge thai Egypt has broken the ceasefire agreement by setting up missiles near the Suez canal is a "trick" to indi- Union, Auto Contract Talks Stalled DETROIT (AP) With less Ihan a week to go before con- Iracls expire, bargaining be- tween the Uniled Auto Workers and the Big Three auto-makers appears stalled today while the union awaits a second offer Pregnant Women Paid To Sleep In Laboratory GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Dr. Ismet Karacan is paying pregnant women a night to sleep in a laboratory so that Iheir brain waves and slumber patterns may be analysed. Purpose of the project is to seek ways of predicting cases of "poslpartum a form of severe depression which over- comes some women after they have given birth. The U.S. government has provided for Ihe study by Turkish-born Dr. Karacan, director of the psychophysiology of sleep laboratory at the Uni- versity of Florida. "In my firsl year of psychiat- ric residency my firsl six p-i- lienls had poslpartum Or, Karacan told an inter- viewer. "One mother killed the baby. Those things made a heavy impact on me. "From a blue sky the person can become like this. They have the first baby, the pregnancy is normal, now Ihe woman has the fruit of nine months waiting. "Within a week or two she be- comes incompetent emotionally, quite disturbed and depressed with severe crying spells and so on." RKAD BRAIN WAVES Each night the subjects come lo the laboratory to be wired to machines which elcclronically read brain waves and record sleep patterns on graph paper. "Already we are finding that in later pregnancy sleep is quite bit disturbed despite the fact that the woman is clinically nor- Ihe doctor said. "There is no sign of depression or Ihe blues bul she sleeps not so soundly, "Brainwaves of these patients are like those of sick, depressed patient.1; and we find they are occurring two weeks or a month before birth. "When the changes occur early and more severely we find the patient is not as apt io re- cover so fast after birth as the normal patienl who snaps back in aboul Iwo weeks." Learning to spot the early warnings may enable doctors to predict severe pospartum reac- tion and treat the patient ac- cordingly, Dr. Karacan .said. cal.o that Cairo violated the agreement first. The told its read- ers: "An Israeli military offen- sive is near at hand." Israel released its llth com- plaint of Egyptian ceasefire vio- lations Monday. The United States has confirmed most of ths Israeli charges, and Tel Aviv is boycotting the Middle East peace talks in New York until Egyptian military strength in the canal truce zone is re- stored to i. was before Aur Ihe day the truce went into effect. The Soviet news agency Tass said Monday that the Israeli boycott of the negotiations has virtually ruined chances for a Middle East peace settlement. The agency charged that Israel i s using allegations about Egyptian violations of the cease, fire agreement "to cover up its refusal" to continue the talks. Tass said. -'Tel Aviv's decision is only a logical conclusion of the policy of pro- crastination by means of which Israel tries to prevent imple- mentation of the Security Coun- cil's Nov. 22, 1967, resolution." The resolution, which forms the basis of the U.S.-sponsored talks by representatives of Is- rael, Egypt and Jordan, calls for an Israeli pullout from terri- tories occupied in the 1967 war and for Arab recognition of Is- rael's right to exist within 5' cure boundaries. Cardinal Strike meeting in half an hour, pass it. from its twin strike targets, General Motors and Chrysler Wtth pacts, at GM, Chrysler and Fprd.Motor Co. ending at midnight next Monday night, negotiations continued through the Labor Day weekend, but lit- tle progress was reported. The companies' initial offer, which the firms said included a wage increase of 7.5 per cenl in the first year but which the UAW said amounted to no more than 1.1 per cent, was quickly rejected by the union last week. During the weekend, the UAW completed presentation of its contract demands at GM and Chrysler. Details of the UAW wage de- mands were not made public. Resigns Post <_? VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Paul has accepted the resigna- tion "for reasons of age and health" of Richard James Car- dinal Gushing, archbishop of Boston, the Vatican announced Most Rev. Humberto S. Med- eiros, 64, bishop of Brownsville, Tex., since April, 1966, was ap- pointed to replace Cardinal Gushing as the Boston arch- bishop. Two years ago Cardinal Cush- ing said he wanted to retire when he reached 75. He cele- brated his 75th birthday Aug. 25. He had said many times that when he retired he wanted to go to South America and work as a missionary- "Oh, I can't go he said in Boston today. "I'm too sick. Weather Belays Assessment Of Sunken Oil Barge Leak DARTMOUTH, N.S. (CP) Rough seas delayed attempts today to assess possible oil leak- age from a barge which sank Monday in the Gulf of St. Lawr- ence with gallons of bunker C oil'in its holds. A transport department spokesman here said _ men and equipment were being mar- shalled in the Summerside, P.E.I., area and two ships loaded with peat moss were en route to the sinking area 60 miles north of Prince Edward Island. The peat moss would he used in clean-up operations if oil escapes from the 260-foot barge Irving Whale. The barge is by the K. C. Irving interests in S'aint John, N..B, and was being towed from Halifax lo Balh towed from Halifax ot Bathurst, N.B., when it sank in rough seas Monday morning. The Whale lies in about 250 feet of water. The weather in the area was Campbell Calls For Govt. Action SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. (CP) Premier Alex Campbell of Prince Gdward Island today called on federal Transport Min- ister Don Jamieson for all possi- ble "expertise and equipment" to deal with a huge oil slick moving through the Gulf of St. Lawrence following the sinking Monday of an oil-laden barge. Mr. Campbell said the slick was 10 miles long and five miles wide and was moving one-third of a mile an hour toward the northeast coast of New Bruns- wick, described as poor and a trans- port department official here said it likely would be "late today at the earliest" before a preliminary assessment of the situation can be made. Bone Transplant Recipient Dies EDMONTON (CP A 23- year-old Alberta woman died Saturday night, four-days after receiving her second bone-mar- row transplant. Mary Sims of Stettler re- ceived the second transplant Tuesday at the University of Alberta Hospital, after doctors said she would not live without the operation. Dr. P. R. Band loday said that Mrs. Sims died of "a fungus infection in the blood." He said tin's was one of the "major causes of death in transplants and will not halt any future tryouts." Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN T E F T HANDED compli- ment paid Mrs. Forrest Dunk when a very full guest said her chicken dinners are like chloroform you just cat until you fall asleep Ev Slav giving John Hosier particular what-for when nc. made a joking statement when she was eating. "You always say tilings when I have my mouth full and can't reply" Willy Dcwit claiming two pieces of a spe- cial sherry cake baked from a recipe by Jesse Ingram isn't enough .to stop me from driving home.