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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, September News in brief Conciliation bid boycotted UNITED NATIONS (AP) ported the A boycott by five countries un- dercut U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger's bid Tues- day for conciliation with the Arab world. Iraq, Syria, Libya. Algeria and South Yemen, in a gesture against U.S. Mideast policy, passed up a luncheon given by Kissinger at the U.S. mission across the street from the United Nations. All five boycotters have sup- Palestinian Arab position against recognition of Israel Libya has an additional quarrel with the United States: Its objections to the presence of the U.S. 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean. However, 13 other Arab diplomats and a represen- tative of the Arab League showed up for the lunch and- joined the new secretary, a Jew. in a toast to peace and friendship No energy crisis expected TORONTO (CP) B. W. Ball, new president of the Canadian Electrical Manufac- turers Association, said Tues- day there will not be an energy crisis in Canada "if in- dustry and government con- tinue to work together." Speaking at the association's annual meeting here, Mr. Ball said that although Canadians have not been faced with a shortage "we cannot become com- placent." The president and chief executive officer of Federal Pioneer Ltd Toronto, said, however, that Canada's future power needs "will be met by the system now in place, which will be used more ef- ticiently." Mr. Ball succeeds W. J. Cheesman of Hamilton, Ont., as president of the association Fire destroys airport LONDON (AP) A fire broke out in the international flights terminal of London's Heathrow Airport today. Hundreds of passengers evacuated from the two- storey building stood on roads outside and watched firemen battling flames on the roof. The airport press office said there were no casualties. Public address systems an- nounced a delay on all depart- ing flights. An airport spokesman said the fire apparently broke put in an oil-fired central heating plant on the roof of Terminal 3. which handles international flights. Water, believed coming from the ruptured heating system poured down through the roof of the building, drenching offices and flooding into passenger concourses. Ticket desks, shops and bag- gage areas were abandoned as an estimated passengers and staff rushed outside. N Canada to be included in U.S. European plan Tornadoes sweep Kansas By THE CANADIAN PRESS Four persons were believed killed and scores injured Tuesday night as 20 or more tornadoes hit Kansas and the central plains. Heavy rains falling on waterlogged ground started floods in Kansas and Nebraska. North-central Kansas was hardest hit with numerous tor- nadoes. One cut a four-block- wide swath through Clay Cen- ter, a town of northeast of Salina As many as 100 were in- jured, and communications with the town were knocked out. a Red Cross spokesman said. The spokesman said there was no electricity within a 1- to 15-mile radius of Clay Center Fifty buildings in the town had major damage. Three persons were believ- ed killed when a home was smashed by a tornado at Greenleaf. northeast of Clay Center A 70-yearold Niles woman whose home was crushed by a metal storage bin was also killed. Tornadoes were sighted in Oklahoma and Nebraska, and tornado watches were issued from the Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma into south- east Nebraska and western Iowa. Flood warnings were issued for parts of Kansas and Ne- braska Moderate to heavy rains drifted slowlv eastward'. Glob of oil Water taxi operator Mel Hannecker's hand is blackened with oil from water near Vancouver harbor after two freighters collided Tuesday spilling between and gallons of oil. (See story on Page 1) Chamber support of oil export tax undecided WINNIPEG (CP) The Canadian Chamber ot Commerce is undecided about joining the fight between Alberta and the federal government over a planned tax on exports of crude oil. but has no such qualms about battling mosquitoes Rod McDaniel, president of the Calgary Chamber of Com- merce, raised the export-tax issue near the end of seven hours ot policy discussion by 500 delegates attending the national chamber's annual meeting. The convention ends today A GOOD PLACE TO SPEND THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. On a long weekend a lot of drivers are so 80% of your braking power, anxious to get out to those country breezes that Of course, driver fatigue can be just as they throw all caution to the wind. dangerous as mechanical failure. So Volvo Because they're less cautious, it may pay comes with bucket seats that let you concentrate for you to be a little more cautious. By driving a on the road instead of the pain in your back. Volvo, for instance. The Volvo body is so strong we've stacked seven Volvos on top of one another without crushing the one on the bottom. What gives Volvo this strength are the six steel pillars surrounding the passenger compartment and the thousands of spot welds holding the body together. The trunk and engine compartments are designed differently. They crumple on impact at a pre-measured rate to absorb a collision before it reaches the passenger compartment. On the sides, steel anti-intrusion bars protect the passengers from lateral impact. And in front and back, hydraulic shock absorbers on the bumpers absorb low-speed collisions. But Volvo doesn't just protect you from "the other It can keep you from becoming "the other Disc brakes are designed to resist fading, even after repeated panic stops. So Volvo has disc brakes on all four wheels. And Volvo doesn't stop there. It has a braking system with The seat-backs are infinitely adjustable with a special adjustment that allows them to be made firmer or softer. And since you really can't concentrate on what's ahead of you when you're worried about what's behind you, Volvo has a rear window defroster. As well as rear door locks that children can't open from inside. So when making plans for a long weekend, maybe you should plan on buying a Volvo. There's nothing like being prepared for the holidays. and newly-elected officers, headed by president Jack King of Toronto, were ex- pected to be questioned on the Calgary resolution at a news conference Delegates voted Tuesday to refer the controversial motion against the 40-cents-a-barrel export tax to the incoming executive for further action. Mr. McDaniel said the tax, to take effect next month, will undermine investor con- fidence and jeopardize long- term supplies ot energy and other resources in Canada. But unilateral action by the federal government would also be harmful. It would stir up regional resentment, mak- ing it still more difficult to reach a national consensus. John Walker ot Sault Ste. Mane, Ont won unanimous support from delegates for his resolution on what he called the "biting insect problem." He said that since DDT spraying was discontinued swarms of mo -quitoes and bit- ing flies have invaded tourist areas The long-range poten- tial of the tourist industry, and even industrial development in some regions, was threatened. The chamber agreed to press the federal government lor more research toward linding an effective alter- native to DDT. Another policy urged removal of marijuana from the Narcotics Control Act In line with Le Dain commission recommendations, it asked that no criminal record be at- tached to first-time offenders convicted of possession but that tough penalties be legislated for those who traf- fic in, cultivate or import the drug. Death By THE CANADIAN PRESS Cohen, 82. one of Canada's top criminal lawyers and former Liberal member of the Quebec National Assembly. UNITED NATIONS (CP) External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp says he has re- ceived assurances from Henry Kissinger that Canada will not" be excluded from any grand design the United States con- templates in Western Europe. Sharp told a news conference Tuesday that the new U.S. state secretary agreed with the position Canada has taken on guarding her Atlantic partnership. When President Nixon pro- claimed 1973 the Year of Eu- rope, Kissinger followed with a call last April for a new Atlantic relationship. The nine Common Market countries responded with a 22- ppint declaration of prin- ciples, but nowhere was Canada mentioned. After the text of the declaration was published Monday, Sharp quickly took up the matter with Kissinger, fearing that the U.S. and the Ex-RCMP worker denies story on U.S. involvement TORONTO (CP) A retired civilian member of the RCMP, Leslie J. Bennett, denied Tuesday in a news report from Johannesburg, South Africa, all knowledge of a published story in The Star that quoted him as saying the United States had considered the possibility of military intervention if the 1970 Quebec crisis had got out of hand. The statement apparently conflicted with comments Bennett made during a telephone interview with the CBC less than 24 hours earlier, and was challenged by The Star which said its reporter who wrote the story has a signed document and other papers to support the original report. The story, published Satur- day, has since been denied by officials in Ottawa, Washington and Quebec. Mr. Bennett, in an interview with The Associated Press in Johannesburg, said that he had discussed the Quebec events with few people since he retired from RCMP employment in July, 1972, for medical reasons and they did not include a representative of The Star or any other reporter. The Star said in a statement after learning of the AP report that it is satisfied with the accuracy of the original story by reporter Tom Hazlitt. "Hazlitt interviewed Bennett earlier this month in Johannesburg and has in his possession a signed statement and other documents given to him bv The Star statement said "Bennett's denial that he spoke to a Star representative about events in Quebec is in direct conflict with his own statement on the CBC Monday night that he discussed this and many other subjects in a series of interviews with Hazlitt Bennett said in a telephone interview Monday from Johannesburg, broadcast by CBC, that he had only discuss- ed "rumors" of such things as infiltration by the Central In- telligence Agency in Montreal and the massing of tanks and Brandt makes debut in UN UNITED NATIONS (AP) West German Chancellor Wil- ly Brandt, a leading architect of the new era of detente in Europe, makes his debut to- day at the United Nations. Brandt's address to the Gen- eral Assembly follows by eight days the entry of both West and East Germany into the world organization created 28 years ago by the conquerers of Nazi Germany. It represents the climax of the Germans' long road back to international respec- tability from the ruins Of the Second World War. Brandt, who became chan- cellor in 1969, engineered the change in West German foreign policy that opened the way to East-West agreement on Berlin and dual UN membership for the Ger- manys. two independent sets of three-wheel disc brakes. If one set fails, the other still gives you about SHORT STOP AUTO LTD 538 6th Street South, Speed, alcohol factors in train derailment Lethbridge CRESTON, B.C. (CP) A coroner's inquest has ruled that excessive speed and alcohol contributed to a train derailment at Yank, about 26 miles east of here in southeastern British Colum- bia. Two men were killed in the derailment July 27 in which 48 cars left the tracks. The inquest heard evidence that engineer Nicklas Jmaeff, 47, of Cranbrook, B.C., had a blood-alcohol reading of .14. The other man killed, John Kobol. 22, also of Cranbrook. had a reading of .04 The six-man jury recommended that a conduc- tor visually check all crew to determine their competence before departure. The jury also suggested speedometers be installed in all cabooses and speedographs be installed in engines. CP Rail divisional engineer for the Kootenays, John McFettridge, testified he thought the train's speed could have been as much as 50 or 55 miles an hour on the 20- milc-an-hour corner where the accident occurred. heavy equipment close to the Quebec border at the time of the 1970 crisis. "We talked in very general terms about many, many he said in the tele- phone interview. Bennett, now an adviser with a Johannesburg security company, was a civilian member of the RCMP with a rank equivalent to superintendent. Engagement rumor denied by Charles ABERDEEN, Scotland (Reuter) Prince Charles denied Tuesday that he is engaged to a 22-year-old English girl. The prince, 24, added his denial to those of Lady Jane Wellesley, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Wellington, who was reported by a British Sunday paper last weekend as likely to be the next Queen of England. Prince Charles, who flew into Aberdeen from a weekend of grouse hunting in northern England, told reporters at the airport: "By the way, gentlemen, I am not engaged. I hope you have got that clear. There seem to be hundreds of you wherever I go." 15 killed SYDNEY, Australia (AP) Fifteen persons were killed when a tourist bus crashed into a dam in the mountains of New South Wales today, a police spokesman said. Another 24 were injured, some critically, the spokesman added. The accident took place near Cabramurra, 200 miles southwest of here. Common Market, in setting up their new partnership, would eventually leave Canada put in the cold. Sharp came away from his first meeting with Kissinger Tuesday assured that this was not the U.S. intention. Canada is working on her own set of principles which also deals with the Common Market, but within the framework of NATO. Canada's delegation in NATO has prepared a working paper which includes a state- ment of principles, a Canadian spokesman said today, but he said it is not yet the official government position. Sharp himself noted at the news conference that the mechanism for updating the Atlantic partnership already exists in the NATO treaty. Article 2 of the treaty calls for economic co-operation among the 15 'NATO members, among them the Common Market's major members as well as Canada and the U.S. The Canadian spokesman said the working paper already has been circulated in NATO. A whole new Canada-U.S. dialogue seemed in the offing in the wake- of the Sharp- Kissinger meeting. The two foreign ministers talked for 80 minutes, mostly on inter- national issues. Bread-and-butter issues such as inflation, energy shor- tages and oil-pricing policies were temporarily shelved un- til they can be taken up when there is more time later this fall. Sharp and Kissinger probably will meet in Washington early in November after Prime Minis- ter Trudeau returns from his China visit. Plan change OTTAWA (CP) Solicitor- General Warren Allmand is proposing a broad federal in- volvement in the criminal jus; tice process without over- stepping constitutional juris- diction boundaries. He says it is necessary be- cause the process, from deal- ing with youthful delinquents to handling hardened criminals, is inadequate. 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