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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 26, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE tETIIBRIDGE IIERAID Snlurtlny, Soplembur 26, 1970 Captain Inquiry CORNWALL, Ont. (CP) A public inquiry into the sinkin of the laker Enstclilfe Hall i the St. Lawrence seaway las July ended Friday with a stroii suggestion by a Moral trans port department lawyer that th tragedy, with its loss of nin L'TOS, coiild have been averted, There was no indication when the findings of the inquiry will be released. Raynald Langlols, counsel fo the marine division of the department, said the captain Richard Groulx, first mate Jul ien Marchand, and the (hire mate, Joseph Dupiiis, were all to blame, Early on July 14, the freighter, carrying Decides from Sorel, Quo., to Saginaw Mich., liit a submerged ligh standard after it had on a sandbar. The ship went down in min utes, taking with among oth ers Captain Groulx, and hi 16-year-old son Alain. Twelve o the 21 aboard were rescued. IMPAIRMENT INDICATED At Friday's hearing, Mr. Lan glois mentioned previous evi dence that the captain's blooc alcohol level was .36 per cent indicating impairment, and said the mates should have recog nized the captain's incapacity and taken over. Jean-Paul Dufour, who represented the two mates, said they both knew that to forcibly usurp command of a ship would be il legal unless the captain was totally incapacitated or showed signs of insanity. He noted that even Samue' Young, the wheelsman, who was impartial, testified that the captain acted normally. Mr. Dufour suggested Captain Groulx was one of the 10 per cent of hiimans who show a great tolerance for alcohol. Mr. Justice Francois Chevalier, who headed the inquiry, interrupted Mr. Dufour to say he had heard "unconlradicted evidence" that the captain had consumed enough alcohol to make him "extremely intoxicated." Mr. Dufour said the captain had piloted the ship from p.m. until 3 a.m. EDT when it hit a Forces Reduced OTTAWA (CP) The Can dian armed forces are well in their descent toward the 1 duced manpower levels set the government last year. Figures released Friday 1 the defence department slim that the strength of the regul services at July 31 was compared with on Sep 30, 1969. The drop of 5.323 ill 10 moot! represented a fast start on t department's goal of cutting th number of servicemen to in three years, announced Sep 19, 1969, by former defence mi ister Cadieux. The new defence ministe Donald Macdonald, takes over department with the smalles active service roll since 1951. A .hat early in the Koreai War total strength the regulars was The following year it hareviously proud reputation in le fields of defence and for-gn policy is almost extinct, lembers of the Canadian In-antry Association were told Friday night. "Indeed it is rather ridiculed nm any said R. S. alone, publisher and editor--chief of the Winnipeg Free ress. '.'Seemingly we are trying to solate ourselves now from the orld and walk out on our ATO allies at a critical time." Mr. Malone said In his ad-ess that surely Canadians ust ask themselves why the viet Union is building up a preat new military strength so uickly, in its naval expansion i the Mediterranean, in the iddle East, and in its divi-ons facing Withdrawal Enslavement' Asking whether we are Indeed back in the appeasement days of Chamberlain and Munich, the wartime Canadian army brigadier added: "In my view, (Ms is precisely what we may face if NATO is weakened in the next five years and collective security is ENSLAVEMENT "The" American and British withdrawals from Asia and Africa will be painful and humiliating but they will not be 'atal. "But if NATO, the core of western defences, collapses or s lacking in strength and pur-Jose, we may well sacrifice vorld peace, and see another Jeneration committed to the xagedy of an even greater war sr enslavement." Mr. Malone said Canada Is n a position of growing iso a-lion in the world at a time when there is a real d'anger, 'under the new umbrella of ap-jroaching nuclear that lussia may attempt new risk ventures. If in the months ahead, lussia with her growing strength is able to blackmail and gain important concessions due to weakness in NATO of Knventional forces, Canada vill bear a heavy burden of responsibility. "It was Canada who led the way out of the military in the old League of Nations which encouraged the lagic gambles of Mussolini and Hitler. "We must not let history repeat itself nor rely too heavily in some of the current com-Tiunist peace talks." ROTHMANS 1 CALENDAR OF COMING During wmunity evtnl? Tien n, Special Events Caravan now. The din lifrtss system modim ilage fie Arc charge by writing lo: Promt Italhiiians of Pall Mai! Canada Limiled, South East, Calgary lEfS Golden Mile Drop In Fort Macleod Old Time Dance Club Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annual Harvest Ball Southminster Church Friday 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Elks Hall L.A. to F.O.E Scandinavian Bingo Monday 8 p.m. Eagle's Hall Friday 8 p.m. Scandinavian Hall Beginner's Square Dance Classes Monday p.m. Southminster Hall square Dancing Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Senator Buchanan School Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8 p.m. Original Pensioners and Hamilton Junior High School Senior Citizens Society L.A. Tea and Bazaar United Church Women Saturday 2 to 5 p.m. A Used and Usable Sale civic sPorts Centre Thursday 9 a.m. Jo 9 p.m. Southminster Hall Dr. F. H. Mewburn QBE Chapter, IODE St. Peter and SL. Paul's Bingo Sfffi am' Thursday 8 p.m. Parish Half Gvm Jffi Elks Bingo, clubrooms f JJ Thursday 8 p.m. Board Regains Power SPIRIT RIVER (CP) pirit River school division will ing Jan. 1, Education Minis-r Robert Clark has enounced-The change follows three cars of control by an official rustee who took over the di-sion in January, 1968, at the equest of the division trus-es. The move at that time was n effort to resolve high school realization problems in the vision. Elections will be held this all and the new trustee board kes over Jan. WATCHERS, Meets: Tuesdays p.m. and p.m. Wednesdays p.m. EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL MAYOR MAGHATH DRIVE Trust only the original Weight Watcher! (TM) lo watch -your weight. Huntlredi of thousands dona H successfully. You tan, tool REGISTRATION MEETING MEN WOMEN TEENAGERS For Further Information Cod 328-5832 mfl Tl j The i '-sr'' rviTir Million Campaign Reactivated By 3AU EDMONTON (CP) _ A cam- paign by three Alberta univer- sities to rnisc in five years for building projects, de- layed last spring because of a lagging economy, was react! vated Friday. Fund director Lome Mac Pherson said hi an interview campaigning was stopped lasi Calgary Probe: No Charges Laid CALGARY (CP) AUeg tions of loose security a descriptions of how money w stolen from the Calgary Tran It System were unfolded tl week before a public inqui into mismanagement of riv affairs during the last 10 year The inquiry, before Mr. Ju tice W. G. Morrow of the Norl west Territories Court, was to that until last year the ci had a policy of not prosecutin employees found stealing fro the system. Detective-Sgt A. T. Cain testified Friday that on sever occasions in 19G6 he inonito ed closed-circuit television the city hall cash-countin room and observed employee stealing coins. When the matter wa brought to the attention of nance commissioner la Forbes and city treasurer H. G Arscott in 1D67, they agreed move the men to other depart ments, he said, but as far a he they were still emplo ed by the city. Sgt. Caines said a similar si uation prevailed a year earlie when a bus driver was caugl stealing tickets, but was di missed without charges bein laid against him. Questioned by commissio counsel Ronald Neuman, Sg Caines said senior transit sy tern yd-sonnel manager Bo Wray, deputy manager WiHian Kuyt and administrative assis tant Bertram Freeman tol him it was against city polic to prosecute. James Phillip Kromm, a cit employee, testified Friday un der the protection of the' Can ada and Alberta evidence acl that he stole corns while h worked hi the counting room i 396fi and knew three other em ployees who did the same. Harold Goyan, a city ear penter, testified that in 1967 i the presence of police he pur chased worth of transit sys tern tickets from Dennis Me Ivor in a downtown hotel. Mr. Mclvor testified Thurs day that he had never stole] any coins or tickets from thi Seek Suspect In Stabbing HONOLULU (AP) Honolu lu police issued an arrest war rant Friday for Karl Robinson Kearney, 29, a hotel securifr guard, in the stabbing death o Mrs. Marian A. Harsen, 60, o Vancouver, B.C. Mrs. Harsen, a widow vaca tjoning here, was stabbed h death in her Waikiki Surf Hole room Monday. Mrs. Harsen had registeret at the hotel Sept. 13 and ha< attended a hotel party the night before her death. Police said her fifth-floor room had been ransacked. She was employed in Van eouver as a mail clerk at the head office of Western Whole- sale Drug, Ltd. Kearney is believed to have left the state. Phone Tin-eats Spin- Warning By Magistrate EDMONTON (CP) Mag- istrate George Forbes said Fri- day the time is fast approach- ing when persons who convey threats by telephone can ex- pect to receive Icngihy jail sen- tences. He issued llie warning In placing James Harold Baker, 17, of Edmonton on one year's probation after Baker pleaded guilty to the charge. Court was (old (hat Baker telephoned Ross Shepherd High School and told a secretary that a bomb was going to explode in a locker. "The time Is approaching, and fast approaching I might add, when for the protection of the public it will become neces- sary to jail people charged with this offence for one year or 18 Magistrate Forbes said. POPF, AIDS ItFJJEK VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Paul has donated for re- lief of victims of the Jordanian war, Vatican announced Fri- day. transit system and that when lie worked as a cashier he had not seen any pilfering of coins or transit tickets. Donald L Ritz, assistant caslu'er at city hall nnd a for- mer transit union executive, told the inquiry Thursday that security was tightened in the cash room and slits in smocks worn by employees counting change had been sewn closed. He said the change was mjrde after chief cashier Hen- rik Vandenboom told the in- quiry employees could take monsy by reaching through slits in their smocks to conceal coins in their street clothes. Angus MacDonald told the inquiry Friday that earlier tes- timony about 25 per cent of the drivers stealing from the sys- tem was an exaggeration. Robber 'Looked Nervous' EDMONTON (CP) A man armed with a pistol trotted in- to the Bclmont Industrial Savings and Credit Union in northeast Edmonton Friday, filled a paper bag with about and fled. Manager Bay Duchesneau said the man, about 28 years old and wearing navy blue uni- form-style clothing, "looked nervous." "He ordered us all to lie on the floor while the two tellers were filling the bag." The rob- ler jumped onto a desk to watch, then grabbed the bag and ran. spring because of the state of the economy but officials "now feel the market has recovered sufficiently for the drive lo start again. The campaign started last year and Mr. MaePhcrson said about has been col- lected. Universities in Edmonton and Calgary each get 46 per cent and the University of Leth- bridge eight per cent, with the money distributed at the end of each year. The provincial government has agreed to match the amount collected dollar-for- dollar. Compulsory Arbitration Invoked VICTORIA (CP) Labor minister Leslie Peterson in- voked compulsory arbitration Friday in a dispute between 55 electricians and MacMillan Bloedel's Port Alberni pulp and paper division. Mr. Peterson sent telegrams to the union and the company following an emergency cabi- net meeting and passage of an order-in-council involving com- pulsory sections of the Provin- cial Mediation Commission Act. The electricians, members of local 230 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, called their strike and set up picket lines Friday afternoon. The union rejected a settle- ment offer Wednesday. Earlier Lhis summer, the Teamsters Union agreed to go into media- tion and to accept the settle- ment as binding. Mr. Peterson said he consid- ered compulsion necessary for ,he public good, primarily be- cause of the possible effect on that section of the logging in- dustry. MacMillan Bloedel had said strike would be followed by closure of the mill and its So- mass Sawmill operation, and ater the Alberni Pacific Saw- mill and Alberni Plywood Divi- lions. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 50 ADOVE ZERO AT SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET .etlibridge...... 58 44 Pincher Creek .59 45 algary......... 5D 43 Cdmonton....... 56 4G anff...........53 37 oronation.......54 40 j-rande Prairie 60 42 igh Level...... 48 23 eace River..... 59 40 ocky Mtn. House 62 42 enticton....... 61 33 ictoria........ 63 43 rince George 50 46 amloops....... 61 39 ancouver.......59 44 redericton 69 52 larlottetown John's, Nfld. rince Albert wift Current oose Jaw randon orthBay....... G5 59 50 49 35 49 26 50 30 52 30 51 36 .07 53 Regina Winnipeg Thunder Bay Toronto Ottawa...... Montreal.........76 Quebec St. John's Halifax Fredericton Chicago Miami...... Los Angeles Las Vegas SO 23 55 3d 54 37 74 56 75 55 57 49 35 55 52 60 64 51 .11 .01 .01 .03 .03 FORECASTS Lctliliridgc Medicine Hat Sunny today and Sunday, Winds WI5-20 nnd gusty, higlis (oday nnd Sunday near 70, lows tonight 35-10. Kootenay, sunny except cloudy in the nortliera Columbia district this morning. Sunday: sunny and a little warmer. Highs today 55 to 65; lows tonight in the 30s. Uighs Sunday, 60 to 70. At a Savings Thnt'i whol you gel wilh BeMen FrameloEs ilcel buildings, Behlcn Curve! it economy king. Utility models In 38' lo 68' widlli for grain staraga is 40' wide, ilraighlwall givgs more elbow with added sfrenglh 7Vi" cor- :orion. Utilily model and grain ilorage model both In 39' and 52' widths. Town and Country has flat roof. Ideal for gar- agc, fool shop, milking parlor.. 3" corruga- lion, galvanized Heel or plastic color conl- mg. Comt in soon for full inFornv olion. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coulli Highway IETHBRIDGE Phone 357-31SS OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways dge district In the Loth- are reported re and in good driving con- dition. The Logan Pass Is now open M hours daily. This ro.id has been plouglicd and sanded. PORTS ON ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutts hours: Carwjiy 6 a.m. lo 5 p.m. MST. Del Bonila 8 a.m. to p.m.; Rooscvillc, B.C. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgalc, B.C., 21 irs; Porthill-Rykerts 8 n.ni, to midnight, Chief Mountain closed. ;