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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDOE HfRALD Thundny, 1A, Airfare battle looming COLOGNE (Renter) An air fare baLUo is looming over the North Atlantic route following a decision by the West German airline Lufthansa to lower its prices and undercut other sclffiduled carriers. Lufthansa notified the Inter- national Air Transport Associa- tion that it wants to slash Its New York-Frankfurt round trip off-season economy-class fare to J420 from beginning Feb. I. The peak fare would drop Lo from The proposed clianges must Ire ratified by kith the West German ujid U.S. governments, but IATA officials expect the new fares to be approved. Almost simultaneously with the Lufthansa announcement, the IATA said in Geneva that airlines would be free to fix any prices they wished from Feb. 1 next year to March 31, 1973. IATA Director-General Knut Hammarskjold said "there will be very happy times for passen- gers anil very low fares." The IATA airlines had agreed to a round-trip excursion fare of S230 off-season and in the high season on the North Atlan- tic run. Hammarskjold said he ex- pects the fare lo go down only slightly during the frcedom-of- choice period. But his statement' was apparently made before he learned of the Lufthansa move. TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE Following the Lufthansa an- nouncement, Air Canada said it will "remain fully competitive" with any other airlines flying the Atlantic. Yves Menard, vice-president in charge of marketing, said the situation may "result in sive inconvenience and confusion for the travelling public" but can assure you that Air Canada will remain competitive." CT Air said it is impossible to state at this time what the final fares will be but that it will re- main competitive. Trans-World Airways reacted quickly to the Lufthansa an- nouncement with a statement in New York that it will "not be undersold." In Paris, Air France said 11 will almost certainly slash ex- cursion and group fares for pas- sengers flying from Paris to New York. In London, British Overseas Airways Corp. said it is disap- pointed Lufthansa announced their reduced fares package ahead of other airlines. BOAC had expected to achieve lower fares "by the calm process of international agreement." HE DID HIS BEST Firefighter Peter Sampson of the Boston Fire Department gives mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to eigh-year-old Stacey Lomax in a fire 1oday which swept through the girl's home. The child died while later. Her molher also died in Ihe blaze. short Attica controversy mounts Examination of bodies begins Kimberley girl placed on probation LUMBY, B.C. (CP) A 16- year-old girl from Kimberley, in southeastern B.C., was placed on two years probation Wednesday when she appeared in provincial court in this Oka- nagan community on charges of kidnapping and robbery with violence. Tho juvenile girl was arrest- ed with two young men Sept. 4 after the abduction at gun- point of Wayne Irmen, 20, of Lumby. Michael St. Pierre, 20 and David Mollier, 19, both of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to the saime two charges here Sept. 10 and were remanded to Sept. 30 for sentence. Irmen was bound and gagged by three hitchikers he picked up in the Okanagan and was later left in bushland while the abductors took his money and car. The three were arrested in Golden, B.C., near Yoho Na- tional Park. DRINK DEER More than 40 per cent of the British population regularly drinks beer, the country's most popular alcoholic drink, an in- s u r n n c e company survey showed. ATTICA. N.Y. (AP) Two widely-known pathologists have begun examining bodies of the men who died in the bloody clash at Attica state prison as controversy mounted over whether some hostages died from gunshot wounds or from having their throats slit. Forty-two persons died In the rebellion which ended Monday when the prison was stormed by about heavily-armed state troopers, sheriff's deputies, prison guards and National Guard troops. The Henry Siegel of Weslchester County and Dr. Michael Baden, acting chief examiner in New York summoned Wednes- day by state officials in hopes they could resolve the confusion employees and 32 convicts. over how the victims died. One guard's burial was post- poned at the last moment after a funeral director disputed a coroner's report that the correc- tion officer had been killed by gunfire. The coroner's report said seven other hostages also died from gunshot wounds. The dead included 10 prison Bomb blast kills 15 SAIGON (Reuter) Fifteen persons were killed and 57 in- jured by a bomb blast Wednes- day night at a fashionable night- club in what appeared to be the most deadly terrorist attack ia Saigon for more than six years. The United States military command said today one Amer- ican civilian was among the dead and seven U.S. trops were injured. The blast shattered the Tu Do nightclub in the centre of the city's main Tu Do shopping street less than two hours be- fore midm'ght. Available records showed it caused the heaviest casualties toll since mines exploded in a floating restaurant on the Saigon River killing 40 persons and injuring 75 in June, 1965. Military sources said an 11- pound bomb was hurled through a window of the crowded club. The explosion smashed the flor and ceiling and hurled peo- ple, chairs and tables against the walks. U.S. and South Vietnamese military police officials said no arrests have been made and it has not yet been determined who was responsible for the bombing. City youth killed Kenneth William Koehler, 22, Hi3 son of Mrs. Isahclle H. Koehler of 1702 6th Ave. S., died Wednesday of injuries suf- fered Tuesday in a motor ve- hicle-pedestrian accident near the southern Manitoba town of Morris. PICKPOCKET KING DIES Thomas "Butlerfingers" Moran, the dean of the pickpockets in the United Stales, died In a charity bed in Miami Wednesday at the age of 79. Moran had a string of 64 arrests all the way from San Francisco to New York. Life's longshots listed by doctor BANFF, (CP) When Dr. Lewis C. Robbins of Indian- apolis gets out his Up sheets and begins figuring the odds of your living another 10 years, you can bet your life he is right. Dr. Robbins, his colleagues and their computers are work- ing out a new medical science, called "prospective which allows them to predict the health of any person for the next 10 years. The insurance companies have been doing it for years about the death of any person, he told about 500 doctors at a SPECIAL CARLOAD LOT SALE OF RANCH TYPE GRASS YEARLING STEERS and HEREFORDS TO BE HEID AT WALSH, ALBERTA SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 at 1 p.m. For further information contact BERT HARGRAVES at 937-2128 Auctionoor ii KEN HURLBURT cf Fort Macleoc! Licence No. 274 meeting of the College of Fam- ily Physicians Wednesday. They can accurately predict the odds on most people living to collect that life insurance. But Dr. Robbins, head of a health hazard appraisal unit, wants to do It about life and health. Using statistics carefully col- lected for about 20 years, he can take a history, supplied by a family doctor, and work out a graphic chart showing what tho odds are on your living health- fully for the next 10 years. USES CHART He uses a chart, which shows the average life expectancy, and a set of bar graphs showing what might happen to you. For example, if you are a while male between 40 and 44, and you smoke and drink and don't do any more exercise than an average downtown business- man, your chances of a heart attack in the next 10 years are about double the average. In facl, you're a longshot In tho health race. However, if you wero willing lo cut out the smoking, cut down on llw drinking and lake on an exercise program of, say, walking Iwo miles n dny, then Cclianceg of reaching age 54 ovo nboul 10 times. They're even belter than half Iho na- Uonal average, Scores more were injured In the disturbance, which broke out last Thursday. Earlier official reports, later acknowledged by Uie state's correction commissioner a s had said some hostages died of slit throats. In another development, a physician who examined prison- ers Wednesday said more than 160 prisoners said they were beaUn when led back lo their cells Monday. A copyright story In today's editions of tho Rochester Demo- crat and Chronical attributed the report to Dr, Lionel A. Si- lontes, 36, of Buffalo, who served on a seven-man medical team that examined more than 500 convicts. "They had quite a few body bruises you don't get body bruises from a hand." Dr. Si- fontcs was quoted as saying. Dr. Sifontes, however, would not speculate on how the prison- ers were bruised and a prison official had no immediate com- ment. TO MEET CONGRESSMEN As part of the widening in- quiry into the carnage, Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller planned to meet today with congres- sional and legislative leaders in Albany. Rockefeller has taken "full responsibility" for the way the insurrection was put down, and the Wliite House has said President Nixon is "not going to second-guess him." Rockefeller was lo meet with U.S. Representative Claude Pepper and mem- bers of his House of Representa- tives committee in crime and correction. The pathologists examined Ihe bodies of 19 convicts in Roches- ter Wednesday night and or- dered them held at the Monroe County medical examiner's of- fice. No findings were an- nounced immediately. Meanwhile, unrest grew Wednesday among both prison- ers and guards at other state prisons. At Clinton state prison, in northeastern New York, offi- cials used tear gas on six con- victs who resisted being trans- ferred from one cell block lo an- other. At Green Meadow prison near Glens Falls, a group of convicts threw bottles and burning rags in a four-hour disturbance. 'Trudeau trdking through his hat" State of economy rapped by Lambert OTTAWA (CP) Marcel Lambert, Opposition finance critic, said today the August prices and employment reports show something is radically wrong with tho economy. He said Prime Minister Tru- deau, Finance Minister Edgar Benson, and Consumer Affairs Minister Hon Easford have been "talking through their hat" and "grossly misrepresenting" the situation In claiming that Infla- tion has been contained. He also said n rise in unem- ployment in Ontaxio Is distress- ing since this province is "the flagship of the economy looked to by oilier regions as an indicator of the whole country's economic health. Mr. Lambert was comment- ing on reports today from Sta- tistics Canada and the man- power department showing that consumer prices jumped up last month, with the biggest mid- summer increase in food prices in 10 years, and Ihe trend line of unemployment nlso rose though the numbers of those actually unemployed declined. NDP Leader David Lewis was not available for immediate comment, but a spokesman said the prices and employment re- ports are disappointing in view of government assurances that the economic situation was im- proving. Finance Minister Benson was in London today, attending a meeting of finance ministers of the Western world's 10 leading industrial nations discussing the monetary and trade situation created by President Nixon's new economic policy. But a finance department offi- cial said that the government is "still hopeful" that by the end of the year, Uie trend of unem- ployment will go down. It showed an increase in Au- gust to 0.5 per cent of the labor force, a rise from 6.3 in July after it had fallen from 6.4 in June. Mr. Benson has predicted n steadily declining rate of un- employment on the seasonal-ad- justed basis watched by econo- mists to about six per cent or less. George Hecs, former trade minister, said the government should cut income taxes by 10 per cent and set wage and price guidelines, backed up by a threat of mandatory wage and price controls if they are not met. He said consumer prices, in the first eight months of 1971, have risen at an annual rate of just under six per cent a year. "If allowed to continue un- checked, Canadian products will be further price out of Ameri- can and world markets, with further disastrous effects on Mr. Hees said. "The government now must introduce price and wage guide- lines designed to keep the an- nual rale of the rise in inflalion to no greater than two per cent. To be effective, these guidelines must be backed up by a flat Bow Island mayor dies BOW ISLAND Clarence S. Gatz, mayor of Bow Island since 1968, died Wednesday night shortly after being ac- claimed mayor for a new term, He was 54. Other nominees are: COUN- cil (six Jon McDonald, Emil Jensen Ellis Piep- grass, Walter Strom (inc.) Fred Mellen Dr. Phil Bryent, Roy Loney, Roy Had- linglon, Ralph Rateman, Allan Hyland, Dr. Harry Ni- kaido COUNTY OF FORTY-MILE No. 8 SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE (by accla- Reg Hopkins. SEPA- RATE SCHOOL BOARD (by David Smith, Anlhony Ross, John Lerner, Mike Dyorfi, Minor Victor. Bourassa awaits answer from federal government Quebec (CP) Premier Rob- ert Bourassa said Wednesday he is still awaiting an answer from the federal government to his letter outlining Quebec's posi- tion on family allowance policy. "I don't sec our requests should ho Mr. Bour- assa told a news conference, "unless Ottawa no longer be- lieves in federalism." The letter, sent Sept. 2, said the province wauled the dislri- hnlion of family allowances by the federal government to con- form with Quelwc norms and methods c{ payment, Tho premier said federal legislation on family al- lowances prcscnlod lo tlic Com- mons Monday will be greeted by Quelicc "as an example of decentralized so Jong as Ottawa agrees to the Quebec proposals. Prime Minister Trndeau said Tuesday night that Mr. Hour- assa had made some "interest- Ing and said the federal government has already done "a great deal" through n statement by the government that they will bo replaced by mandatory price and wage con- trols if they are not obeyed." Mr. Ilees said management and labor leaders had indicated to him lhat they would observe guidelines as an alternative lo mandatory controls, because mandatory controls would put them in a bureaucratic straight-jacket "from which it might lake years to emerge." He also said a 10-per-cent cut in income taxes would put addi- tional purchasing power in the hands of all Canadians, and this would raise sales, production, and jobs lo a satisfactory level. Police meet death in Japanese riot NARITA, Japan (Reuter) Three policemen died and an- other 100 were injured in hand- to-hand battles with bomb- throwing demonstrators today on the site of Tokyo's second in- ternational airport. Bitter fighting raged as about riot string of police stormed fortified stockades Diefenbaker coming home LONDON (CP) John Dief- enbaker said today he feels "100 per cent" and will fly back to Canada Friday afternoon after treatment in a Wales hospital for stomach trouble. The former prime minister said in a telephone talk from the Maclor Hospital in Wrex- ham, Wales, that he expects lo be back in the Commons in two or three weeks. manned by more than left-wing students and local farmers opposed to the half- compleled project. Police had penetrated four of the eight fortresses by noon, but at tlie cost of heavy casualties in close-range combat. At least 100 of them arrcsled. The three policemen killed were part of a small contingent manning a checkpoint on the fringe of the airport site, 37 miles east of Tokyo, which came under a throe-pronged as- sault by about 500 helmetcd demonstrators. One of the men, reported to have been stabbed by a bamboo stake, died almost immediately. The two other victims died later. CARPET and LINO (Complete Free Estimatesl No Obligation! PHONE 327-8578 CAPITOL FURNITURE ''The Carpet House of Ihu South" Weather and road report 42 ABOVE x" ZERO AT SUNRISE FRIDAY A.M. SUNSET P.M. H I, Pro Lellilirldge..... 50 40 Pincher Creek 51 Edmonton 48 Banff Calgary..... Medicine Hat Victoria..... Penticton Kamloops Vancouver.......CO Saskatoon....... 51 40 Regina Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa.......... 77 Moose Jaw 50 North Bay 66 Montreal....... Quebec......... 7-i St. John's....... 68 Halifax........ 67 Charlotlelown 73 Fredericton...... 76 Chicago......... 66 New York....... 84 Miami.......... 84 Los Angeles..... 86 ra San Francisco 94 60 Denver..........69 39 .02 Las Vegas.......100 70 Phoenix........107 79 Honolulu....... 83 72 FORECAST Lclhliridgc Medicine Hat regions: Cloudy with periods of light rain today. Winds iiorllnvcslcrly at IS with gusts lo 40." Highs 50 to 55. Clearing tonight. Lows 35 lo 40. Mainly sunny Friday. Gnsly westerly winds. Higlia .01 55 to CO. .03 Calgary Cloudy with pe- .06 riods of light rain loday. Winds northwesterly al 15 with gusts to 35; highs 50 to 55. Clearing 37 57 42 78 49 51 3D 47 54 59 56 60 62 60 54 67 81 70 .03 overnight. Risk of frost. Lows 30 lo 35. Mainly sunny Friday. Gusty westerly winds. Highs 55 to 60. Koolcnay, Columbia Clear today except for cloudy pe- riods in the east section. Winds today rising at Umes lo north- erly 15. Siumy on Friday with early morning frost. Highs to- day and Friday 55 to 60. Lowi tonight 30 to 35. series incetinRs supficslions. federal-provincial meet provincial COME IN AND DEAL NOW ON AN ALLIS-CHALMERS MODEL 240 POTATO HARVESTER TAKE ADVANTAGE OF: DRASTICALLY REDUCED PRICES Low Down Paymenii Intere-l Free Financing lo April Isf, 1972 F.< .RLEY or WHEAT Taken in Trade ot your exclusive Allis-Chalmers Dealer for Lethbridge and Trading Area GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 lEWBRIDGE, ALTA P.O. BOX 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AM A bndge District arc Uth: I bare nnd'llnn. in good driving condl- Mr. Doiirassa's letter did not arrive in lime for his proposals lo Ire considered In Ihe drafting of lira legislation. POUTS OF ENTRY (Opening ami Closing Coulls 4 hours: Carway 5 a.m. to II p.m. MKT; Del Boniln 7 n.m to 8 p.m. Roojcvillc, D.C. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Kinfisgnle, DC 24 r "ykcrls lo c'hief M 1" dally n w Wlldllorsii' 7 a'm- P.m. LoRim Pass oncn 24 noun ;