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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, Stpltmbtr 12, 1970 Probe Calgary C7 Affairs CALGARY (CP) The in tial session of a public inquir opening Sept. 22, into Calgar civic affairs will last seven c eight days, Mr. Justice W. C Morrow said Friday. Mr. Justice Morrow, appoint ed by the provincial goven ment to head the inquiry, sai hearings will include a review of the effectiveness of city ha accounting and financial con trol systems. The inquiry will be limited t events that occurred sine 1960. Mr. Justice Morrow, in press release, said the inquiry will be resumed, following th initial hearings this month, fo a fm-ther period during the las two weeks of October. Avoid Birds Advises Pilot EDMONTON CP) Birds, like bad weather, should be avoided whenever possible, Canada's business pilots were told by Hart Finlay, of the fed- eral transport department. "We believe it makes no more sense to descend or as- cend through a very dense cur- tain of migrating geese than it does to fly through the most severe turbulence in a thunder- Mr. Finlay told the delegates of the ninth annual Canadian Business Aircraft As- sociation convention. The best way to avoid the problem, he said, is to design airports which will not attract birds. He said the first fatal air- craft accident caused by birds, killed one person in San Diego, Calif., in 1910. HALE OPTICAL COMPANY LTD. Gary Marfiis Dispensing Optician 307 St. S. 327-7152 Spray Chemical On Oil Slick By BILL MOFFATT Canadian Press Correspondent SUMMERSIDE, PJE.I. (CP) Two sliips and a spray plane were prepared today to start spreading a dispersant chemical on a large oil slick off the north- western lip of Prince Edward Island. The chemical, which trans- port department officials say will break the bunker C oil down to one part per million parts of water in 24 hours, was to be sprayed by an Avenger aircraft and spread by two Ca- nadian-Coast Guard ships. Developed by a United States oil company, the chemical has the trade name Corexit-866G. A transport department spokesman said tests with the chemical had indicated it is non-toxic to such marine life as lobsters. There was no indication when he use of the chemical would begin on the slick, which has grown steadily since the barge Irving Whale sank 35 miles lorthwest of North Cape, P.E.I., early Monday. The slick, being blown back to sea by favorable west winds, is no immediate threat to shore areas, officials said. The Avenger dropped an ex- lerimental load of chemicals on he slick Friday. Meanwhile; Saint John, N.B., ndustrialist K. C. Irving, whose nterests owned the Irving Vtele, declined comment today a statement Friday by Transport Minister Don Jamie' on that there are strong indica- ions the Irving Oil Co. Ltd. may be legally responsible for cleaning up the oil pollution. Frank Weston, a transport de- partment superintendent from Dartmouth, N.S., said the slick covers an estimated 250 square miles, but it contains large sec- tions of open water. He said the spill was a greater potential danger to the economy of the area than it was in Nova Scotia's Chedabucto Bay where the tanker Arrow sank last February. Mr. Weston said he based this opinion on the fact that the spill was a po- tential threat to such key P.E.I, economic elements as the Mal- peque Bay oyster fishery, the Irish moss industry, the lobster fishiang, and tourist beaches about 60 miles south of the wreck. Gas Probe Resumes CALGARY (CP) Oil Ltd. has resumed explora- ory drilling near its 1966 gas iscovery at Locktai, England. The well, started 12 miles outheast of the Lockton Field 30, is the seventh in the irea. Two earlier wells are eady for production and Home il estimates proved reserves million cubic feet Suspected Bank Bandit Found Dead VAL DAVID, Que. lice surrounded a Laurentian mountain motel today and moved in on a suspected bank robber only to find him dead when they broke into his room. Montreal police said Ray- mond Marcel Benoit, sought since March on warrants for murder and five armed robber- ies, had a bullet hole in his right temple. Six heavily-armed detectives and a handful of provincial and municipal .police had sur- rounded the 22-unit Motel des Pays d'en Haul, about 50 miles north of Montreal, and asked the man to surrender about a.m. But he yelled back: "I can't stand jail" and opened fire with a .22-calibre pistol, police said. Police returned the fire and after an exchange of shots there vas silence. The Montreal police technical quad was called and1 moved into the room about 5 a.m. after obbing two tear gas shells into Police said they found Benoit lumped over the bathtub dead. Skipper Pleads Innocent ANCHORAGE, Alaska Four state charges CAP: were filed Friday against Dennis Smith of Prince Rupert, B.C. skipper of a Canadian halibu vessel seized Monday for alle gedly fishing in Alaskan wa ters off Cape Muzon north o the Queen Charlotte Islands. Smith was arraigned Friday and pleaded innocent t o charges of being an alien fish ing for halibut in American waters, fishing without a com mercial licence, fishing withou a vessel licence, and fishing without a longline licence. The last three charges refer to Alaska licences. Smith was released on his own recognizance. The vessel, seized by the Coast Guard, is the subject ol an admiralty suit filed by the U.S. attorney in Anchorage seeking forfeiture of the boat. Smith says the waters ii. which he was fishing belong to Canada. ONE KIND OF EGGHEAD A member of the losing team in a tug-of-war, opening Frosh activities at Queen Elizabeth Composite School gets an egg poured on her head at Edmonton. Constitutional Parley: 'One Big Con-Game' ROTHMANS CALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS Planting a sonraimlty want? Then testm i Bothrsans Spatial Event) Caravan now. Tin Caravan, with ill public address sysiepi and modem stags facilities is available itee af chilis 'ay wiling lo: Promotion Bepartiiunt, Kothmans of Fall Mall Canada Limited, Eth'StTtet South East Calgary 24, Alberta. By BOB DOUGLAS WINNIPEG (CP) Both th 'ederal and the provincial go' ernments were accused Frida at a meeting of a parliamentar committee of taking a hal hearted approach to the const" tutional discussions. Professor Murray Donnelly o the political science departmen of the University of Manitoba said: "Most provinces have no taken the idea of a new or re vised constitution very seri ously." Manitoba MLA Cy Gonlcl said Prime Minister Trudeau is using the constitutional confer Southminster Circle Square Dance Club Get acquainted Fun Night Monday p.m. Southminster Hal] Oldmaii River Potters Guild Adult Pottery Monday p.m. Children's Pottery: Saturday a.m. Bowman Art Centre L.A. to F.O.E. Bingo Monday 8 p.m. Eagles Hall Labor Club Bingo Monday 8 p.m. Labor Club Whirl-A-Ways Square Dance Club Monday p.m. Senator Buchanan School Women please take box lunch A.U.U.C. Bingo Tuesday 8 p.m. Rainbow Hall Over 60 Group Wednesday 1 p.m.. Southminster Hall Pol. Luck Luncheon and Variety Program Round Dancing Revues Wednesday p.m. St. Augustine's Parish Hall Women please take box lunch Lethbridge Fish and Game Bingo Wednesday 8 p.m. Eagles Hall Moose Bingo Wednesday 8 p.m. Moose Hall St. Peter and St. Paul's Bingo Thursday 8 p.m. Parish Hall Fort Whoop-Up Plaque Unveiling Friday 2 p.m. South ol Airport Follow signs F.O.E. Bing Saturday, 8 p.m. Eagles Hall Golden Mile Drop In Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Southminster Church" Jr. Forest Wardens and Girl Guards Girls Monday to Boys Tuesday to George McKillop School Age 10 to 16 years Unidentified Space Objects Found In U.S. UNITED NATIONS (AP) A number of unidentified objects from space have re-entered the atmosphere and fallen in the United States, U.S. Ambassador Charles W. Yost informed United Nations Secretary-Gen- eral U Thant in a letter today. Three of the objects have been found, one of them near Pratt, Kan., Aug. 29. The sec- ond was found near Beaver City, Okla. The third was picked up near Adiran, Tex. Yost told Thant the objects range in weight from about 50 lo 200 pounds. The largest is 30 inches long, 10 inches wide and five inches thick, He said. The letter to Thant was re- leased here as a document of the UN outer space committee. Yost informed the UN chief under the UN agreement on tbe rescue of astronauts and the re- turn of objects launched in outer space which came into force Dec. CUTS HIPPIE HAIR KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) The headmaster of a Malay- sian secondary school at Batu Gajah north of here has given 20 of his pupils a haircut as part of a nationwide attack on hippie cults. "I gave them the haircut myself after they failed to do so despite several said Foong See Tennh, the third principal to announce such ac- tion jn the last few months. ences to stall for time until role of the central government has been changed. Both men were appearing be- fore the joint parliamentary committee on the constitution which is holding public hearings in Winnipeg. Professor Donnelly said the federal and provincial govern- ments should decide now that a new constitution should be drawn up. The job of drafting the new document should be given to experts and a one-year deadline set for implementation. SHOULD DECIDE ON BNA The draft constitution could be examined and a decision reached on whether to accept it or retain the British North America Act. Prof. Donnelly said he prefers a new aproach. The BNA Act ivas a "poor excuse for a consti- tution." It was difficult even to amend. Mr. Gonick, professor of polit- cal science at the University of Manitoba, said the constitu- tional conferences are "one big con-game." The constitution being changed by the Trudeau govern- ment as it was talking of pulling out of shared-cost programs. Responsibility for such pro- grams as hospital insurance, ;rants and loans for public lousing would revert to the provinces. "The provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Mari- imes are bound to be hurt by his transfer of powers." Control Vehicle Exhaust VICTORIA (CP) The pro- vincial government Friday said that all motor vehicles sold in British Columbia must be equipped with anti-pollution devices starting Jan. 1. A cabinet order-in-couneil said all vehilces must have de- vices to control emissions from crankcase, exhaust and eva- poration. Diesel-powered heavy duty vehicles after Jan. 1 may have only limited opacity in their exhaust emissions. The regulations do not cover vehicles made for industrial operations such-as mining and forestry. TV Satellite Set For North YELLOWKN1KE, N .W .T (CP) Northern Canadian were told Friday night they cai benefit by mistakes made in the development of southern Can ada. Allan Gotlieb, deputy ministei of communication, .was address ing a banquet at the end of the first northern communications on behalf of Communications Minister Eric Kierans. "You in the North have chance to learn from the human and ecological tragedies am Ottawa Ignores EDMONTON (CP) Mayor od Sykes of Calgary said Friday night that pollution iromems should be dealt with >y local governments "because no one else really cares." You'd be surprised how ittle Ottawa cares about pollu- tion in Calgary action has to tart at home before federal assistance can be expected." le told the annual member- ;hip meeting of the .Edmonton federation of Community Leagues, representing 94 local lommunity associations. Mayor Sykes said there has jeen talk about pollution for a lumber of years but it has not ;one beyond that. The problem is passed iround through the three levels atrocities of the past." The three-day conference was attended by 200 delegates from universities across Canada and all levels of government as well as residents of northern C a n- ada. "The people of the North too often in the past and even in the present have been deprived of the most basic aids to com- munications which are readily available to their compatriots in the South. Mr. Gotlieb said his depart- ment had played a role in devel- opment of Telesat program that will launch a mul- ti-million dollar satellite de- scribed as the western world's first domestic communications satellite on a commercial basis. "One of the main social pur- poses of this action on the part of the Canadian government was to provide more relia- )le communications services in the Canadian North. Two dozen northern communi- ies will be linked to network television when the satellite- called Anik, Eskimo for "Little into orbit from Hape Kennedy in 1872 atop a Thor Delta launch vehicle. Two others will be provided with ground stations to widen two- way radio telephone facilities in Arctic. TALKS CONTINUE VANCOUVER (CP) Talks are expected to continue hrough the weekend in a bid o avert a second shutdown his year in the British Colum- bia towboat industry. Negotiating a new contract u-e the B.C. Towboat Owners Association and two unions epresenting about 700 deck- ands, oilers and cooks. Their ontract expired last Sept. 30 nd a federal conciliation f government in a never-de- j board failed to come up with a reasing circle." 'settlement. roodstrikea' foiiis Force CALGARY (CP) Wilton Goodstriker, 23, of the Blood ndian Reserve near Cardston, oined the city police force fter graduation ceremonies ?riday. Mr. Goodstriker abandoned lans for a medical career and oined 22 classmates for the 10- week course because he is a believer in justice." One of 10 children in the joodstriker family, he said he opes to set an inspirational jcample to others of his race. He is believed to be the first reaty Indian to join a police jrce in a major erta. city in Al- The best tobacco money can buy WEIGHT WATCHERS Meets: Tuesdays p.m. and p.m. Wednesdays p.m. EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL MAYOS MAGRATH DRIVE Trust only tha original Weight Watchers (TM) to watch your weight. Hundreds of thousands have done It successfully. You can, too! REGISTRATION MEETING MEN WOMEN TEENAGERS For Further Information Call 328-5832 Canadian Aid Welcome Says Lovell EDMONTON (CP) James Lovell, United States astro- naut, said Friday the U.S. would welcome Canadian fi- nancial participation in the current space program. Capt. Lovell, in Edmonton to address the -annual convention of the Canadian Business Air- craft Association, made the statement at a news confer- ence. He said the United States has often asked for international co-operation in both hardware and in crews to participate to- gether, in an international space program. Capt. Lovell said as the United Stales gets its space station in operation there will be participation from various countries. He said the U.S. has co-op- erated quite closely with the Canadian government already and although it may not be widely known, the legs on the lunar module that landed on the moon during the first lu- nar landing, were made in Canada. He also said both countries have co-operated closely in an upper air research program at Fort Churchill, Man. The astronaut said he woult like to fly again, despite the dif- ficulties encountered in the Apol- lo 13 flight but added with so many astronauts awaiting flights, he mat not get the chance. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET o ABOVE 33 ZERO AT Lethbridge...... 38 Medicine Hat 43 Pincher Creek 35 Calgary....... 35 Edmonton.......40 Jasper Banff....... Grande Prairie Peace River Penticton 32 26 23 29 37 21 33 21 35 24 43 22 53 3S 48 21 64 43 46 30 45 26 34 30- 63 45 Regina 29 Winnipeg....... 53 38 Toronto........ 71 47 Ottawa........ 70 45 Montreal....... 69 47 NOON .05 .26 .21 .13 Prince George Vancouver Prince Albert Saskatoon Brandon.......42 Thompson 45 North Bay Quebec........ 66 St. Halifax 41 57 .12 50 .11 46 .02 68 Charlottetown 71 Chicago......74 58 .01 Washington......79 56.. Los Angeles 84 67 San Francisco 4 66 50 Las Vegas .104 80 FORECASTS Lethbridge, Medicine Hat- Today: a few light snowflur- rics tills morning and sunny periods tills afternoon. Brisk northwest winds. High 40 to 45. Sunny: mostly sunny and warmer. Lows 25 to 30 and highs 50 to Ti5. Columbia To- day: cloudy with sunny peri- ods and continuing cool. Sun- day: sunny with a few clouds. Continuing cool. Highs today and Sunday in the 50s; lows tonight in the high 20s and low 30s. 'Miniature Black Panther' Sentenced CALGARY (CP) James Harold Lewis, .18, of Calgary, branded a "miniature Black Panther" in Alberta Supreme Court, was sentenced to five years Friday for assault and attempted rape of a Calgary landlady. I gather the impres- sion that you think the pro- ceedings are a joke, a lark, that you are the centre of at- traction; in brief, you are try- ing to be a miniature Black Panther with no respect to per- sons or the judge told the accused. CALF CREEP FEEDER Fill ONCE A WEEK THROUGH DESIGN SAVES FEED FEED-IN TROUGH ALWAYS FRESH WEATHERTIGHT STRONG AND DURABLE GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3163 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 2 Fort Macleod to Calgary. Mostly bare with some sections of slush and some slippery sections. Highway 2 south to Card- ston. The highway is blocked. Highway 3 cast. Mostly >are and wet. Highway 3 west. Letlv >ridgc to Fort Macleod has 'ight snow on (lie highway and slippery sections. Fort Mac. eod to the B.C. border is rc- lorted mostly bare and wet with heavier snow in the Crows Nest Pass area. Highway 5 Magrath to Cardston. There is heavy snow on the road. Ploughing is in progress. Highway 62 Magrath to Del Bonita. There is heavy snow and ploughing is in prog- ress. AH other highways in the district are reported mostly hare and wet. Please note the Logan Pass is closed until fur- ther notice, due to heavy snow and ice. PORTS ON ENTRY (Opening anil Closing Coults 4 hours: Carway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain 8 a.m. o 9 p.m. Del Bonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Rooseyiilc, B.C., 7 a.m. o II p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 2-1 hours; Porthill-Rykerts II a.m. lo midnight. ;