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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, September News in brief Communists lead election STOCKHOLM (AP) Pre- mier Olof Palme's Social Derriocrats and their Com- munist allies held a slim lead today in Sweden's general elections. Unofficial returns from all but 21 of the 357 counties gave the Socialist bloc 176 seats to 174 for the combined op- position. But there are also about mail votes to be counted before the outcome of Sunday's ballotting is known. Plane crash kills Sf. HONORE, Que. (CP) Provincial police identified five of six bodies recovered Sunday from the crash site of a Cherokee-type aircraft near this town. 125 miles northeast of Quebec City. The names released were: Pierre Laurin. 23; Romeo Croussette. 52: his brother Gilles. 39: Normarrd The seat distribution now is Social t> e m o c r a t s 57. Communists 19. Centre Party 89. Moderates 51 and Liberals The big losers were the Liberals, down 24 seats. The Socialists, who have controll- ed the government for 41 years, lost six. All the other parties gained, and the Centre party headed by Torbjorn Falldin. a farmer, picked up 18 seats. six Courchesne. 39 and his son Pierre. 15. all from Montreal. Police said the plane, on a flight from St. Quentin. N.B.. to St. Hubert. Que.. near Mon- treal, exploded and burst into t lames upon touching ground Sunday evening. A coroner's inquest into the crash was expected to begin todav. Referendum sought on games EDMONTON (CP) The I'jdmonton Taxpayers' is attempting to torce a referendum on whether the citv should go ahead with the 1978 Com- monwealth games. President Eric Reilly says a petition will be circulated to see if city tax- payers want to lace a 835- milhon deficit for construc- tion ol a 35.000-seat stadium. Ml that is required, he said. is a stadium for 10.000. "I am not against the games but I want to know what's go- ing on in the city." A relerendum can be torced if 10 per cent of the taxpayers sign the petition. Paper workers end strike HULL. Ql'E. (CP) The E. B Eddy paper plant here moved back into full produc- tion during the weekend following a vote bv workers Friday ratifying a new con- tract agreement. The 1.700 workers, who started strike action 27. received an 8.5 per cent in- crease retroactive to May 1. 1973 and a further 8 5 per cent etlective May 1. 1974. Plant otficials report the hrst workers returned Friday night after the vote and that virtually all were back by 4 p m Saturday. Cardinal dies at 89 ROME (APi William Theodore Cardinal Heard of Scotland died Sunday in hospital here, the Vatican an- nounced. He was 89. Cardinal Heard, who lived iri the English College here, had been in hospital for a few- days because of weakness attributed to old age. A native of Edinburgh, he was ordained in 1918. Pope John XXIII elevated him to the Sacred College of Car- dinals in 1959. The cardinal had held various posts in the Roman Curia, central administration of the Roman Catholic Church. His death reduced the number of the College of Car- dinals to 138 from its all-time high of 144 at the time of the latest consistory by Pope Paul last spring. Attacks renewed on airport PHNOM PENH (AP) In- surgent forces renewed at- tacks today on paratrooper positions around the airport at Kompong Cham, the Phnom Penh command said. The fighting ended a lull of several days at Cambodia's third largest city 47 miles northeast of the capital. Government troops killed 20 of the Khmer Rouge in- surgents near the airfield, command spokesman Col. Am Rong said. Government casualties were six wounded. Government troops were also reported fighting at the university campus on the western edge of Kompong Cham and around a marsh to the north. Am Rong said. New party to "raise hell' EDMONTON (CP) Alberta's newest political par- ty, the Libertarian alter- native, attracted 70 people to its first public meeting Satur- day. Marshall Bruce Evoy of Toronto, guest speaker and temporary chairman of the party, said the party would need time "to become viable but when the next election comes up we can raise hell." If the country continued "going down the drain." he would run in the next federal election after organizing the party nationally. The party is opposed to tax- ation and any government in- terference with the individual. Treasurer Bruce Vaughan said study groups would be set up throughout Alberta to in- form the public of party objec- tives. The party would run as many candidates as possible in the next provincial election. Scientific study planned VANCOUVER (CP) The 16-member Canadian Scien- tific Delegation, which left here to visit China Sunday, will studv China's scientific priorities and try to find areas ot joint co-operation, said Science and technology minister Jeanne Sauve. LEARN MORE ABOUT Non-Denominational Christianity BIBLE PREACHING by BILL McCUISTEN of Maple Ridge, B.C. SEPT. 16 through 23 CHURCH OF CHRIST Corner of 21st Awe. and 28th St. South Lethbridga Monday through Sat. at p.m. Sundays at 10 a.m and 6 p.m. QUESTIONS and COMMENTS welcomed 328-0972 328-0855 Tories to continue food prices attack 18 persons die in B.C. mishaps By THE CANADIAN PRESS At least 18 persons have died in accidents on the weekend in British Columbia. Fourteen of the deaths occurr- ed on traffic accidents K a m loops had four fatalities. Two teen-agers died early Saturday in a single-car crash near the Kamloops air- port. Four others were in- jured. The victims were iden- tified as Amanda Lori Muir. 15. and Wayne Albert Reilly, 17. both of Kamloops. Two accidents in Kamloops Friday night took two lives. David Markortoff. 6. died when struck by a car and Elizabeth McLean. 15. also of Kamloops. was killed when she was hit by a car Near Oliver in the Okanagan. Edwin E. Dehart. 22. and Oral Melvin Borsheim, 19. both of Penticton, were killed Friday night when their car left Highway 97 and crash- ed into a tree. An elderly couple died Sund- ay in a two-car crash near Chilliwack. Killed were John A. Wiens. 81. of Abbotsford and his 74-year-old wile, Anne. In Fort Langley, Roy Seney of Fort Langley was killed Saturday when his car was struck by a train at a level crossing. In Mission, an unidentified man was killed early Saturday when his car left a road and struck a power pole. A two-car, head-on crash early Saturday in Port Moody, killed David James Stevens, 22. of Port Coquitlam. His wife was in hospital Sunday in critical condition. Plan talks REYKJAVIK (Reuter) NATO Secretary-General Jo- seph Luns was scheduled to confer today with the govern- ment of Iceland, the only NATO country in which Com- munists have seats in the cabinet Luns hopes to persuade the government not to kick out the :i.OOO United States troops stationed in Iceland as a link in the NATO defences. He will meet Premier Olafur .lohannesson and Fo r e i g n Minister F i n a r Agustsson It is not known whether he will confer with the two Communist ministers. APPEARING NIGHTLY Sept. 17th to Sept. 29th THE MOTHERS SUPERIOR Appeared a record 8 months at Roy Rodaers Apple Vallev Inn. AT THE Lethbridge Hotel 5th St. and 2nd Ave. S. On North Vancouver Island. Gerald Lynn McConnell. 22, of Nanaimo was killed Friday night when the car in which he was a passenger left a road ten miles south of Port McNeil. Mary Maxim. 51. of Vernon was killed Saturday in a two- car crash on the Trans- Canada Highway, west of Chase. At Shawnigan Lake on Van- couver Island. Stewart Gord- on White. 27. drowned Saturd- ay while scuba diving. In Prince George, the body ol a 36-year-old man believ- ed to be from Alberta or Manitoba was found Saturd- ay in a motel swimming pool. His name has not been released. Frank Chauleur. 32. of Krickson. in southeastern B C died Sunday of burns he received when his house trailer caught fire early Sunday morning and an un- identified 60-year-old Saskatchewan man was killed instantly Sunday when he walked into the tail rotor of a helicopter at Nelson. Forest fire under control SALMON ARM. A tire guard of ground cleared by bulldozers around the fire that destroyed many farms near here last week was com- pleted Sunday bringing the 12.000-acre fire under control. A B.C forest service spokesman in Kamloops said Sunday 272 men equipped with bulldozers and 12 skidders were still fighting the blaze. Most of the fighting was in the mountains west of Salmon Arm with no smoke showing in the valley near the town, he said. Seven air craft were droppi- ng chemical fire retardent on the hot spots, he said. Weather conditions were favorable with very light winds. The firp that blazed out ol control in high winds Tuesday destroyed about 40 buildings, including 20 homes west of the lown. In the Kamloops forest dis- trict which includes the Salm- on Arm area 460 men fought 34 tires Sunday, the spokesman said. In the Nelson district 223 men were fighting 67 fires, a spokesman there said Sunday. These included a 200-acre lire near Bush River northwest of Golden. This was caused by an excape from debris being burned in a land clearing operation for the Mica Dam. A slash lire live miles west ol Nelson blazed up Sunday morning, expanding quickly to acres. It was brought under control during the day with help ol water bombers In the Vancouver area a lire on Chilliwack mountain was under control at seven acres a guard around it OTTAWA Con- servatives will launch another full-dress debate on food prices in the Commons today. James McGrath John's East) will move that the House concur in the seco- nd report of the Commons special committee on food prices. But. Mr. McGrath said Friday this is only a device to open debate on the issue. The motion will take prec- edence over all other business of the House and may even postpone the daily question period. Mr. McGrath has had the MORE LAYOFFS EXPECTED IN AUTO STRIKE Sinclair reunion Margaret Trudeau talks with her parents Saturday after sessions of the Lib- eral Party convention. Mr. and Mrs. James Sinclair were in town to attend the convention and to visit with their daughter and grandson Justin. Outside workers pay hiked HAMILTON (CP) Out- side workers, satisfied with a twoyear contract agreement, set out today to bury the city's dead and dispose of massive pileups of garbage accumulat- ed during their 68-day strike. A meagre turnout of the ap- proximately 800 workers, members of Local 5. Canadian Union of Public Employees voted Sunday to accept the city's offer providi- ng lor a wage increase of 72 cents an hour over the life of the pact. The agreement, signed in Toronto Friday by union and city representatives, will go to city council this week for ratification. The return to work means resumption of burials in the city of 350.000 where more than 200 bodies have been kept in refrigeration as gravediggers, as well as gar- bage collectors, participated in the strike. "I'm very, very happy; it has been very, very Mayor Victor Copps said in an interview following Sunday's ballot. He said household gar- bage pickup would resume to- day with outside help brought in to clear temporary dumps set up during the strike. Monarchy role losing popularity LONDON (Reuter) Some 39 per cent of Britons polled by the mass selling Sunday Mirror would like to see the monarchy abolished, the tabloid says. Only 35 per cent said they would travel five miles to see Queen Elizabeth "even if they knew they could get a good view." Publishing the results of its poll. The Sunday Mirror said the survey showed a strong undercurrent of public criticism which could hardly go unnoticed by Royal ad- visers. The paper said 70 per cent of those polled would not contribute money towards a wedding present for the queen's daughter. Princess Anne, who is to marry army Cap) Mark Phillips on Nov 14. Queen lopped the loyal popularity chart with a vote 52 per cent DETROIT (AP) Produc- tion losses and possible layoffs of workers confronted Chrysler Corp. today as a strike by auto workers moved into its third day. Intensive negotiations to halt the United Auto Workers ilJAW) strike are continuing. Chrysler Chairman Lynn Townsend is reported to have stayed at company headquar- ters during most of the bargaining. Company executives said that if no settlement were reached today, they would decide whether to lay off an unspecified number of the auto-maker's 10.500 white- collar workers. Layoffs would hit only those whose jobs are linked with car and truck production. Chrysler's automotive assembly lines were halted at midnight Friday night when thousands of UAW members walked off their jobs. That meant Chrysler lost 4.- tiOO cars it had expected to as- semble Saturday on overtime. Chrysler had planned to build 42.000 cars and trucks this week, including Saturday overtime. The auto-maker has told its suppliers in the steel, tire and parts industries to hold all shipments until further no- No contracts with suppliers have been cancelled, a com- pany spokesman said Sunday. 250 LAID OFF Even so. the Budd Co a De- Iroit-based parts supplier. said it is laying off 250 of its 2.- 500 workers because of the Chrysler strike. Due to a continuing news blackout, there was no evidence Sunday ot how far company ancl'flhion are apart on the issues that caused the strike. A union spokesman said Ca- nadian bargainer Charles Brooks of Windsor. Ont.. re- ceived a rebuke from the un- ion after he broke the news blackout Saturday night with a report of progress in the negotiations In Canada, six Chrysler plants are affected by the strike. Four are in Windsor and employ about 10.000 UAW workers The other two. near Toronto, have about 2.000 employees. Sources close to the bargaining said the key issues are the union's insistence on voluntary overtime, plant safety and higher pensions, with workers allowed to retire on lull benelits alter 30 years in the plants. Union bargainers, including UAW President Leonard Woodcock and Vice-President Douglas Eraser, said Sunday they will go off the union's payroll after receiving their cheques this Thursday. Therealter, they will receive the to in week- ly benetits the union provides its striking members. The un- ion said Woodcock earns 411 a year, and Fraser's salarv is Language Act a big 6farce' EDMONTON (CP) Slow progress in implementing the Official Languages Act "has made many French-speaking Canadians look on it as a larce." Official Languages Commissioner Keith Spicer said Saturday. "I sympathize with them rights that most Canadians take for granted are still being refused the French." "I would find it difficult to lace a french audience in two or three years if we haven't achieved 80 per cent of our goals by then. "I think we have two or three years to make major reforms or the act is in danger of losing all credibility." Mr. Spicer told a conference on bilingualism and its im- plications for western Canada that any western hostility toward bilingualism and the Languages Act is largely im- aginary. He described westerners as open-minded and more relax- ed towards bilingualism than Canadians in other parts of the country. He declined to specify regions but indicated they were areas with a higher portion of French-speaking persons and stiff competition lor jobs. The tact a conference on bilingualism was organized in Edmonton indicated the open western attitude. "I think the matter of English backlash has been considerably he later told a news conference. Mr. Spicer said he was en- couraged by requests from parents and teachers for French kindergartens and more French learning television programs and films. "Many people seem to want their children to have a second language. "It's great progress when school boards start asking for SECOND BIRTH NEW YORK (API The Bronx Zoo announced Wednes- day the birth ol a baby gorilla, sex undetermined Its mother was reported doing well. The live- pound ape was born Sept. (i. the second born within a year lo the same lomale. Sukari The zoo's firstborn gorilla, llodari. will be a year old Ocl money to extend their F'rench program." 'Significant progress, but still not enough" has been made in adding the French language to post office and federal manpower agencies in Alberta, he said. Special emphasis was being placed on bilingual services lor the travelling public "a crucial area as it affects many millions ot people." The Languages Act, passed in 19H9. says Canadians are not restricted in their language rights and dealings with the federal government anywhere in Canada or abroad Mr Spiccr's job includes investigating complaints about inlringement on language rights and he said about 80 per cent ol these come from francophones. motion on the Commons order paper since July 25 but until Friday had not indicated when he would bring it forward. The Liberals and the New Democrats said they actually forced him into action. Keith Penner Bay) and Terry Grier Lakeshore) both placed motions identical to Mr. McGrath's on the order paper Friday. The Liberals want the report approved, while the NDP see the motion as an op- portunity to debate beefing up the food prices review board. The Conservative strategy, of course, is to obtain more time to hammer away at the government on the rising cost of living. The Conservatives voted against establishment of the review board, saying it would not have enough power to do anyihmg about food costs. AWAITED INDEX Mr. McGrath said he had in- tended to put the motion into action last week, but the party decided to wait until the con- sumer price index for August was released Thursday. The index showed the highest monthly jump into 22 years and sparked an all-night emergency debate on the cost of living. Stanley Knowles. New Democrat House leader, said House rules will halt today's debate at 10 p.m. unless there is unanimous consent to continue. Such consent is un- likely. Mr. McGrath said Friday the Conservatives had not yet decided what their strategy would be during today's debate. "We aren't happy with the report." he said of the Com- mons committee document. Mr. Knowles said the New Democarts also are consideri- ng what they will do. The par- ty might try to amend the Con- servative motion and have the report be referred back to the food prices committee to be improved. He reiterated that the NDP wants wider powers for the re- view board. They have sug- gested the board be allowed to roll back price increases and to have authority over more than food prices. Later this week, the Com- mons will consider a govern- ment bill to make all goods on incoming ships subject to duties. Also scheduled for debate this week are bills to en- courage private investment in residential mortgages and to regulate foreign takeovers of Canadian businesses. Deaths Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, 90, the oldest reigning monarch and chief of state in the world. Belfast, .Northern Tommy Herron, 36, former vice-chairman of the para-military Ulster Defense Association, shot to death. Hyannis, Mass. Field. 55, actress who starred in the film Of Mice and Men, of a stroke. 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