Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Chilean military facing opposition One major chain of convenience grocery stores is still using double-pricing tac- tics on Lethbridge consumers. The practice of raising prices on old stock when a price change is made has been labelled unethical by Alberta Consumer Affairs Minister Bob Dowling. But the three 7-11 stores in the city have continued to add price tags to old stock, ap- parently on instructions from their Calgary office. 7-11 purchasing agent Stan Nelson, in a telephone inter- view from Calgary, refused to comment on the issue. The changes are being made on such items as bacon which has risen as much as 68 cents to 152.33. An Aug. 15 price change list to the stores iisted 27 changes all of them increases. Meanwhile, other major chains have apparently heed- ed consumer criticism of the practice. A Herald survey Tuesday revealed no obvious price switches on either produce or meats both marked up in the 7-11 stores. A previous survey in August showed several major grocery stores were changing prices on goods in stock. Closed meeting for Watergate WASHINGTON (AP) United States Senate Watergate committee scheduled a closed meeting to- day to hear staff reports on political spying and campaign financing in the 1972 presiden- tial race. The report, result of a secret, month-long investiga- tion by staff investigators, could be critical in determin- ing the shape of the rest of the investigation. It comes amid demands by some Republicans that the hearings be curtailed and not televised. The meeting was the first scheduled in more than a month for the seven Watergate senators, who recessed hearings into the break-in and bugging of Democratic headquarters after taking pages of sworn testimony from 35 witnesses over 37 days. As outlined by chief counsel Samuel Dash, proposed plans call for the committee to com- plete that part of its investiga- tion with testimony from for- mer presidential special counsel Charles Colson, con- victed Watergate conspirator E Howard Hunt and three lawyers connected with the case. Meanwhile. Charles Alan Wright, President Nixon's lawyer, told a federal appeals court Tuesday that giving up tapes of presidential conver- sations to the Watergate grand jury would cause grave damage to the presidency. Archibald Cox, the special Watergate prosecutor, said that access to those tapes is crucial to the successful un- ravelling of key parts of the Watergate mystery. Nixon has called for an ear- ly end to the Senate com- mittee's hearings, and that call has been echoed by a number of congressional Republicans. In a speech Tuesday night. Senator Edmund Muskie a 1972 candi- date for his party's presiden- tial nomination, disagreed and said the Watergate investiga- tion is "an essential part of public business." "Without the Senate investi- gation into the Watergate scandal, we might now know how close we came to tyran- nv." Muskie said. Inside Classified....... 24-27 Comics..............8 District........21 Family .......12.13 Local Nows.......19.20 Markets ...........23 Sports ...........16.17 Theatres..............7 TV.................6 Workshop ............3 LOW TONIGHT 45, HIGH THURS. 60; MUCH COOLER SANTIAGO (AP) Chile's new military rulers were re- ported facing opposition in the streets today after their takeover from President Salvador Allende, said to have committed suicide after a coup ended his attempt to br- ing socialism to his country. A radio station controlled by the junta said in a broadcast monitored in Argentina that "extremist groups continue to resist the action of the armed forces in downtown San- tiago The terse broadcast gave no idea of the scale of the resist- ance or whether Chileans were mounting opposition to the military in other parts of the country. Allende's ouster Tuesday followed weeks of unrest created by the Marxist president's refusal to come to terms with the country's moderate and conservative factions and his inability to end strikes, soaring inflation and economic stagnation in the factories anel on the larms. Communications between Chile and the outside world were cut off shortly after the coup began. They reopened for a few hours in the evening, then were broken again with no indication when they would be restored. More than 100 leftists were reported arrested in Santiago and Valparaiso, the seaport northwest of Santiago where naval units began the revolt. The junta issued a list of 68 prominent Socialist and Com- munist leaders who were or- dered to appear at the defence ministry or face arrest.. Among those named were Foreign Minister Carlos Altamirano and the president's sister Laura, a member of Congress. The junta also ordered all foreigners "in the country in irregular or illegal situations" to report to the police. This apparently referred to the es- timated left-wing terrorists or subversives from Uruguay and Brazil given asylum in Chile by Allende. Tanks, ground troops and two air force jets attacked the presidential palace in San- tiago just before noon Tues- day after Allende refused an ultimatum to resign that was issued by the heads of the ar- my, navy, air force and national police. The palace was set afire, but the president's guard did not sur- render until nearly p.m. An army helicopter strafed several nearby government buildings from which snipers were firing on the troops around the palace, but by mid- afternoon only scattered pock- ets of resistance were reported. First reoorts said the 65- vear-old president had sur- rendered. The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 230 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1973 10 CENTS 2 SECTIONS 44 PAGES Salvador A lie tide is dead suicide not surrender Double prices found on 7-11 shelves CONCERT Luciano Pizzingrilli was photographed in the midst of a sidewalk concert outside his shop at 407 2nd Ave. S. Mr. Pizzingrilli entertained passers-by with tunes on a concertina. RICK ERVIN photo Police hunt bombers with Irish backing LONDON (Reuter) Police hunted today for the bombers responsible for two explosions Monday, backed up by a government promise of additional powers if necessary and a pledge of assistance from the Irish republic. Home Secretary Robert Carr said Tuesday the govern- ment is ready to ask Parlia- ment for increased powers to deal with the spreading series of bomb attacks in Britain. However, he said, police are satisfied they do not need add- ed powers. "But the position might change and we are keeping it under constant he said. Police arrested three men Tuesday following the blasts at Kings Cross and Euston railway station Monday that injured 13 persons, but after questioning they were released. They were seized in west London in a car that bore an Irish licence plate and was seen near the stations at the time of the bombs. The spate of explosive at-' tacks, which began more than three weeks ago. is thought generally to be the work of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and Carr added to that feeling last night. "One thing we can be clear about is that the sort of devices being used clearly have an Irish connection." he said. "But what other sort of peo- ple may be acting in com- plicity with them I do not he added. In Dublin Tuesday, Irish re- public Premier Liam Cosgrave condemned the bombings and said that although there is doubt about their origin "any action we can take in our territory we will take without reser- vation." The subject is likely to be discussed Monday when British Prime Minister FAvard Heath visits Dublin fo; talks with Cosgrave. Scon and heard About town A PERFECT hand in crib being dealt Mary Sinetar of Spar wood, B.C by Suzanne Sinetar Flo Senda telling husband Yosh thai two .Japanese outriders (instead of ag writers) would be staying with them. There were no explosions Tuesday, but all main rail sta- tions were cleared in the eve- ning after a bomb threat. Searches found nothing and delays to trains were short. All public rooms in the stations are being shut during rush hours. Police are still searching for a youth seen throwing the bomb in Kings Cross station Monday. The explosions have not caused any deaths, but a 60- year-old woman collapsed and died Tuesday night during the bomb alert at Euston station. At Winchester, in southern England, the trial continued today of 10 persons, including three young women, charged with two large bombings in London last march that in- jured more than 200 people. The trial began Monday and is expected to last two months. The court heard Tuesday from Attorney- General Sir Peter Rawlinsbn that secret details of the bom- bingofound in the handbag of one of the girl defendants when she was arrested on the day of the explosions in- dicated that she was the leader of the gang West wins most in route pact By BOB DOUGLAS OTTAWA (CP) Western Canada is emerging as one of the big winners from the four- year struggle over a new air- route agreement between Canada and the United States. But, Westerners will have to be patient before celebrating, what Transport Minister Jean Marchand described Tuesday as the "largest package ever negotiated throughout the world." He estimated the 18 new routes granted to Cana- dian airlines will be worth million annually to Canada by 1979. Mr. Marchand told a. news conference that although an air routes settlement reached in Washington Monday hinges on an accord on air charter issues, he expects the charter discussions will be settled within 10 days. Along with the routes pack- age, Canadian and U.S. negotiators resolved the festering customs preclearance problem by proposing to extend customs facilities in Canada and to in- troduce the service in U.S. airports for the first time. Preclearance allows passengers returning to the U.S. to clear U.S. customs in some Canadian airports rather than at their destinations. Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal have U.S. customs facilities and Mr. Marchand said Halifax and Calgary or Edmonton are among other cities likely to be served. He mentioned Tampa and Miami. Fla.. and New York as possible locations for Cana- dian customs in the U.S. One of the major targets of Canadian negotiators was additional routes from western Canada. Westerners have long complained that they were poorly served with direct flights to "the U.S. Only three of the 14 existing routes served by Canadian air- lines include Western cities and one of these is a short hop between Victoria and Seattle. Ottawa sought several long routes from Calgary, Ed- monton and Winnipeg to the U.S. midwest and deep south and obtained them. Many of the routes will be served by both Canadian and U.S. airlines, but with different starting dates. Ser- vice on the 46 routes is to be launched in four stages ex- tending to 1979. The settlement would allow Canadian airlines to begin service on eight routes Jan. 1, 1974. U.S. carriers could start operations on 17 routes. Canadian negotiators suc- ceeded in getting Montreal or Toronto to San Francisco, an- other important goal in the discussions, but available to Canadian airlines only in 1979. Phase one set Jan. 1 OTTAWA (CP) Airlines would be allowed to begin service almost immediately on 26 new air routes between Canada and the United States if an over-all air agreement between the two countries is ratified, informed sources said Tuesday. Of these, eight would be al- lotted to Canadian airlines and 18 to U.S. carriers. An additional 20 routes would be granted to airlines in the two countries over three later phases ending in 1979. Transport Minister Jean Marchand said Tuesday he could not announce which air- lines would receive the routesobtained by Canada un- til final government approval of the agreement. In the first phase, effective Jan. 1, 1974, Canada will get: Calgary or Winnipeg to New York; Toronto to Dallas-Fort Worth, Tex. or Houston, Tex.; Vancouver or Victoria to Seattle; Edmonton or Calgary to San Francisco; Vancouver to San Francisco or Los Angeles; Hamilton, Ont., to Pittsburgh; Quebec City to New York; Halifax to Bangor- Portland, Me., to Montreal. Nordair already operates on the Hamilton-Pittsburgh route and Pacific Western Airlines on the Victoria-Seattle run. These routes included in the formal bilateral agreement for the first time will probably remain in the hands of these regional carriers. The routes U.S. carriers would receive in the first phase: Chicago or Minneapolis-St. Paul to Winnipeg or Ed- monton to Anchorage. Alaska; Milwaukee or Duluth- Superior. Wise, to Winnipeg; Rochester or Buffalo to Montreal; Houston or Dallas- Fort Worth to Calgary or Ed- monton- to Anchorage or Fair- banks, Alaska; Denver or Great Falls, Mont, to Calgary or Edmonton: Honolulu to Vancouver; Spokane to Van- couver; Las Vegas to Calgary or Edmonton; Spokane to Calgary or Edmonton; Pitt- sburgh to Toronto; Albany or Burlington, N.Y., to Montreal; Boston to Toronto; Philadelphia to Toronto; Rochester to Toronto; Philadelphia to Montreal; Fairbanks to Inuvik, N.W.T.; and Bismarck or Minot, N.D. to Winnipeg. Canadian routes in the se- cond phase effective April 25, 1976: Calgary to Chicago; Montreal to Cleveland; Montreal to Boston; Toronto to Boston U.S. routes in the secunu phase: Chicago to Vancouver; Mil- waukee to Toronto; Cleveland to Toronto; Chicago to Mon- treal; San Francisco to Calgary or Edmonton; Los Angeles to Calgary or Edmon- ton. Canadian routes in the third phase effective April Winnipeg to Chicago; Edmonton or Calgary to Los Angeles; Toronto or Hamilton to Pittsburgh; Sydney, N.S. to Boston. The only U.S. route in the third phase is San Francisco to Toronto. Montreal or Toronto to Los Angeles and Montreal or To- ronto to San Francisco are the only two Canadian routes in the last phase effective April 29, 1979. U.S., routes in the last phase: Los Angeles to Montreal; San Francisco to Montreal; Houston or Dallas-Fort Worth to Toronto or Montreal; Detroit to Montreal 'and Cleveland to Montreal. Blaze destroys homes: winds hamper control SALMON ARM, B.C. purposely-set fire meant to burn logging debris was whipped out of control by 50-mile-an-hour winds and laced through a semi-rural residential area six miles west of this central British Columbia community Tues- day night At least 30 homes were destroyed by the fire, which was boing fought by hundreds ot volunteers, forestry of- ficials and RCMP just six miles Irom the town. No in- juries were reported. The heavily-wooded area near the shores of Shuswap1 Lake is tinder-dry alter the driest summer in the area since1 1903. Temperatures woro in the high 80s Yucsciay. ,is thov had boon most of tho summer It has rained less th.in live days in the past two months No damage estimate is available, although an observer said hundreds of cat- tle were destroyed, a mink ranch was burned out and more homes are in danger. Some cattle were evacuated. B C Hydro power lines woro cut by the fire, plunging I his town ol about 2.000 per- sons into darkness for about 20 minute's. Power was restored. Tho Trans-Canada Highway was blocked bv the flames. Radio station CKXR was off the air. Power and telephone liners to its transmitter were burned out shortly before mid- night Technicians removed a standby transmitter. At last report the building was still standing RCMP declared an emergency, although a spokesman said there was no immediate throat to the town, about 200 miles northeast of Vancouver. The fire began in a controll- ed slash burning program be- ing carried out by the provin- cial forestry department. The 50-mile-an-hour winds sudden- ly sprang up, sending the flames racing through the timber and past the fire lines. The fire is in an area known as Fly Hills, heavily dotted with homes and small farms. Meanwhile, the volunteers were battling to set up fire lines, but weren't meeting with much success. The winds, although they died down lator in the night, still were gusting to more than 20 miles an hour on occasion, sending the flames licking at nearby trees and pushing the firefighters further back. Tho forecast for today call- ed for continued hot weather, with some wind.