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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, September LETHBRIDQE Government pumps extra million into rental housing OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment is injecting another million into rental housing and will invite project proposals from developers im- mediately, Urban Affairs Minister Barnett Danson said Wednesday. He said in an interview that he assembled the money from his housing budget and is pour- ing it into rental housing to lift some of the pressure on the apartment rental situation. He had spoken to developers who said the plan to strengthen divi- dend housing budget this year was a reasonable move. He said they were unhappy with provisions under the program that rents would be controlled for 15 years but that was part of the deal. The urban affairs minister was commenting on criticism Sinclair honored Veteran Toronto broadcaster Gordon Sinclair, right, was given a "distinguished service award" Wed- nesday by the Radio Television News Directors As- sociation at its annual international convention in Montreal. Mr. Sinclair, cited for "courageous report- ing" and dedication to the fight for continued free- dom of the news media, said he was particularly proud of the time he had spent in radio and television dur- ing his 52-year career. Landing airliner plows into hill CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) An Eastern Airlines jet at- tempting to land at fog- shrouded Douglas Airport plowed into a wooded hillside early Wednesday, killing 69 persons. Thirteen survived. Among the dead were the acting commandant of the Six- th Naval District in Charleston, S-C.. three production executives of the Charleston newspapers, a Charleston television news director and John Merriman. news editor for the CBS Even- ing News with Walter Cronkite. The DC-9 originated in Charleston and was making a stop in Charlotte before going on to Chicago. Eastern's public relations director. Jim Ashlock, said the craft had been given clearance to land just moments before it plummeted into the hillside two miles from the airfield, and the cause of the crash was unknown. A spokesman for the National Transportation Safe- ty Board said both of the plane's recorders had been recovered and were sent to Washington in an effort to determine the cause. In Charleston, U.S. Navy sources said Rear Admiral Charles Cutnmings. acting commandant of the 6th Naval District, had boarded the plane Wednesday morning. He was not listed among toe sur- vivors. Chemicals no threat OTTAWA