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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THIRD SECTION The Lethbiidtje Herald Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, September 15, 1971 PAGES 29-36 i r, J V i A- BIRTHDAY SMILES The Fischer quintuplets pose with their young- er sister, Cindy, at a birthday party at their home in Aberdeen, South Da- kora. The youngslers, the first surviving quintuplets in the United Stales, were eight years old Tuesday. They are five of 11 children of Andrew Mary Ann Fischer. Lefh to right ore Margie, Annie, Cindy, Jimmy, Cathy and Maggie. The Allica tragedy Agonizing decision says commissioner ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) It was "an agonizing decision that I will have to live aid state Corrections Com. missioner Russell G. Oswald. The threat of massive viol- ence that had hung over At- tica state prison for four days had just ended hi the rattle of gunfire and clouds of tear gas. Thirty-seven men lay dead. 1 As regrettable and unfor- tunate as everything was, i[ I had to make the decision over again, I would undoubtedly have to do the same Oswald said. The bloody assault on rebel- lious prisoners by law en- forcement officers and Na- tional Guard troops can be traced to the convict Uprising of last Thursday, when prison- ers gained control of portions of the grey stone fortress and took 38 hostages. WAS ONE-MAN DECISION But the ultimate decision to use an all-out attack, at what- ever the cost, to smash the rebels was made by Oswald iriUi Ore approval of Gov. Nel. son A. Rockefeller. In the hours following Thursday's rebellion, the con- victs requested formation of a special mediation committee to hear their grievances. And a heavily-armed force of 500 state policemen and sheriff's deputies was assembled out- side the prison's wall. In a dramatic face-to-face meeting with the convicts in a prison yard controlled by the rebels, Oswald agreed on the day of the uprising that there would be no administrative reprisals. Friday, the civilian media- tion team worked through a constantly changing list of de- mands submitted by the pris- oners, and Oswald look Ihc first preliminary planning steps toward an all-out assault should it become necessary. The uprising look its first life Saturday when William Quinn, a guard who had suf- fered brdin damage during the outbreak of violence Thursday, died. And reporters were tipped that National Guard troops in Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Batavia had been placed o n alert, an action that only Rockefeller could authorize. Inquiries were met with si- Negotiations between Os- wald and the convicts reached an impasse Sunday over rebel demands for complete am- nesty and the removal of Atti- ca's superintendent, Vincent R. Mancusi. Oswald agreed to 28 other demands, but his answer on amnesty and Mancusi was no. The special mediation team continued to work, but it warned that only patience would prevent a massacre of prisoners and hostages. TROOPS MOVE IN Secretly, National Guard troops were moving mix) the town of Attica. At a.m. Monday, Os- wald issued an ultimatum: The libstages were to be re- leased and order was la be restored wilhin the prison. He asked for an answer within an hour. The prisoners never replied. One hour and 46 minutes later, helicopters whirred in over the prison and dropped cannisler after cannister of tear gas. State policemen, guards and sheriffs deputies stormed the prison. Gunfire echoed from within the prison. And National Guard troops made their appearance as 70 trucks rumbled up lo the main prison gate and carried fully-equipped troops inside Bie walls of Attica prison. ACTION SHORT In 10 minutes the assault was virtually over. But 37 more lives were gone. "It became apparent (o Oswald said, "that fur- ther delay would jeopardize the lives of the hostages and would threaten the prison sys- tem of the state." He said the rebels had armed themselves with tear gas launchers and knives and had continued to fashion other weapons. He said they had prepared traps in the building they held and had erected electrically charged barri- cades. "It became apparent to ire shortly before the atlack that we were dealing here with men who were fanatical, men who were Oswald said. "It was a decision that had to be made at the moment." APPROVES FINE S'ARNIA, Ont. (CP) A fine of between and may ba imposed by city council here to deter persons who ovm dogs wlu'ch are allowed to roam cily streets. Police Chief Robert Cook said, in a letter to council: "We are always plagued by dog calls and the dogcatcher is dis- patched in those areas, but un- fortunately these dogs are loose and quite often the dogcatcher is not able to find any dogs on his arrival, and yet these dogs reappear after he has left the area." Record taxes are collected OTTAWA (CP) Canadian governments of all eral, provincial and municipal in a record million in taxes and other revenues dur- ing the first six months of 1971, newly-released federal statistics show. At this rate, ban-ing a serious slump brought on by President Nixon's new economic policies in the United States, total reve- that's what the new BERNINA is all about! Imagine now you can have both hands free to guide Ihe fabric through those precision turns! And look what's happened to buttonholing on the BERNINA 8301 You don't even have to touch Ihe fabric and bingo, a perfect buttonhole! Talking of fabric, do you know that the new BERNINA automatic fabric sensor adjusls ilself to any fabric, stretch or knit, collon or synthetic, and gives you stitching that simply will nol pucker or snap. The 1972 BERNINA overlook stitch gives a perfect finish to stretch or knit garments and the new blindslitch, a hand-finished look. You have to hand it lo tha Swiss. Such ingenuity! Can a sewing machine be perfect? Meet the new BERNINA 830, in Us streamlined red carrying case, al your dealer's today. Of course, a wide choice of cabinets is available. SEE THE BEAUTIFUL BERNINA AT: CALL FOR FREE HOME DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCE TV CENTRE 812 4lh AVE. S. PHONE 3J8-16T3 OR 328-1332 Directly ocroit from Enonon'j Downtown Showroom nues of all governments in Can- ada probably Mill exceed billion for the year. That is about 46 per cert of Hie' coun- try's toUl production of goods and services. The figures come from Statis- tics Canada's mid-year report en the country's national in- come and expenditure. The statistics bureau's figures on total government receipts in- clude premiums paid for gov- ernment' hospital insurance plans, and the Canada and Quebec pension plans, which to- gether account for nearly bil- lion a year. Slill, the ?38.5 bil- lion in general-purpose revenues for all governments amounts to 42 per cent of Uie country's gross national product. The bureau's latest figures are for the second quarter of 1971, the months of April, May and June, adjusted to show the rate of government tax and other revenues as annual flow's of funds. They have risen to record pro- portions again after a marked slump in corporation tax and other receipts during last year's economic slump. It was only the steadily increasing levels of per- sonal personal di- rect taxes levied on those in- kept the over-all figures of government receipts from slipping off last year. Wages, salaries, military pay and allowances, and other labor income was running at mid-year at sn annual rale of bil- lion, up from billion a year earlier. On this, the total weight ot federal and provincial direct taxes, together with Canada and Quebec pension plan payments, amounted lo billion, com- pared with billion in the same period last year. Direct taxes by federal and provincial governments on cor- porate income and government business enterprises now arc running to almost billion a year, compared with billion a year. SHOWS TIIE SLUMP Die extent of the business slump, and tho squeeze on profits, is shown in figures for the final three months of 1970 when these business tax collcc- ions lo an annual rate of billion a year. They re- covered somewhat in the first quarter of 1971. The economic slump also af- fected federal, provincial and jil government collections of indirect as sales taxes. Tlicy rose slowly from billion a year in the first quarler of 1970 lo a of billion In the third quarler end then fell off to billion in Ihe finnl three-month period of Urn year. However, they re- covered sharply this year, run- ning to an annual rale ol nearly billion by mid-1071, Sof-Wok Carpets THURSDAY FRIDAY and SATURDAY! Come in and inspect our enormous array of carpet- ing. Now ot special low prices! SELECTION Regular 14.95 Now sq, sq. jq. yd. 7'4" x 12' 4' x 12' 3'8" x 12' 579 565 S27 S45 DRAWS HOURLY of DISCOUNT VOUCHERS ON MERCHANDISE OF YOUR CHOICE 12' 52Q 3'4" x 529 57" x 12'.................... 549 5'4" x 12'....................... 545 7'x 565 SCULPTURED NYLON Reg. 11.95 yd. Installed YD. 895 Many More Shag Remnants Af Roam Size SOF-WOK CARPETS 1003 3rd AVENUE SOUTH PHONE 328-5953 ;