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The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • Page 2

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Friday, March 8, 1974 Three The three victims frantically held onto the boat as Mr. Beaudry shouted to them to "bald on wtill get help." However, by the time police arrived, the small craft was outer tight. Police drove to St Patrick Street Bridge, where the craft was again sighted. Mr. Desjardins viae the only person still clinging to the craft.

Frantic efforts by Ottawa police Cbnstabie Michael McGuire ailed to save Mr. Desjardins. Constable MoGirire end Det' Brian Wise raced to the river's edge and sew Mr. Desjardins clinging to his boat about 50 feet from shore. Ost McCknre and Det Wise drove to the centre span of the Minto Bridge where they tried a rescue using a life preserver attached to a rope.

"Help me, I'm frozen to the boat," screamed Mr. Desjardins to Cst. McGuire. Cst McGuire said: The man was all covered with ice .1 could see his band. It was blue.

Cst McGuire threw the lite It feU ex inches short of Mr. Desjardins. He was unable to grasp it' with his frozen hand. Lt John McCombie, Ottawa police said rescuers combed the three-foot ledge of ice beside the swift-moving waters on the Ottawa River for bodies, but to no avail. "We searched and searched but the water was running into the Ottawa from the Rideau at about 14,000 gallons per second.

You'd look away for a moment and when you looked back the whole complexion of the water had changed," he said. The bootj was not seen, although many curious onlookers thought they saw it bobbing against the thick wall of ice. "Ibis was just large ice flows," said Lt. McCombie. A search is being made along the banks of the Ottawa River today Controller Lorry Greenberg, who spent several hours with police rescue workers at the mouth of the Rideau where it joins the Ottawa River, was at a loss how such a tragedy could have occurred.

"The city crews finished work before 7 p.m. All work is supposed to be finished when our crews are done," he said. "There will be a complete investigation into these deaths," the controller pledged. Mr. Greenberg said most of the men who work on the river are veterans of many years.

"They know' the river, its currents and how dangerous it is. They have learned how to handle the situation and now this said Mr. Rrompage onej Stable Members contend an important offshoot of the total proposal would be more use of this type of programming by the Ottawa boards of education. Nine of the 25 riding establishments are now served, by public or commercial transportation. Board of control next Tuesday will be urged to take advantage of the "good-will gesture" being made by the horseman's association so a program can be launched this summer end extended on a year round basis there after.

The board is also being urged the same day to decide if the city should commit it-self financially to development of the National Capital Equestrian Centre in cooperation with Nepean and March townships. Aldermanic support for the development of the equestrian centre appears to be waning since the cost is high and its use by the general public will be limited. New models named DETROIT (AP) Ford will name its new 1975 luxury compact cars the Granada and the Monarch, Ford President Lee lacocca said Thursday. Development of the models is in response to a major shift in sumer car preferences this winter" due to fears of gasoline shortages. Ford is in the midst of a massive plant reconversion effort to Increase its small car production to two million units by this fall, nearly double its small car capacity of a year ago.

9 The Ottawa Journal No contract contract F. A- imii iT' iMii i 1 1 hi hwiiwii i ii i mm mmmm mi hefty pay raises, despite an un- takmg by the 10 nulhon- member Trades Union Congress that other unions would not use the miners' settlement as a le ver for pushing their own de mands. Leading the demands were 180,000 bank workers demanding a 25 per cent pay boost Their umon said tt would not honor the TUC pledge because it was expelled from the TUC last year. From page Ontario Mr. Grossman said that con cerned groups and at least" two federal cabinet ministers had shown similar concerns, and supported a northern route from Sault Ste.

Marie through the Ottawa Valley. The federal government, be said, had pointed to a number of reasons it wants the southern route. These include: Cost The northern route would cost $300 million compared to $175 million for the south: Timing A southern pipe would be carrying oil by the winter starting late 1975, while a northern line would take a year longer: And the fact a southern route could be used to carry a reverse flow, if oil is found in commercial quantities off the Atlantic coast, while spurs would have to be built to a northern line to carry a reverse flow of oil to southern Ontario markets. One unvarying quality 72 years of experience Two convenient, modem chapeto' 8ervice tor all faiths An Insured Tims Payment Plan Among other claims in the pipeline were those from 29,000 railroad engineers, 10,000 London subway workers and more man 1.5 muuon engineering workers. The new government already faced a daunting new burst of price nuiaaon, uovemmeni oni- cials estimated the $230 million settlement with the coal miners would push up costs of coal, steel and electricity between 40 and 60 per cent The government summoned food retailers today to defend record profits of more than 18 oer cent.

The watchdog Price Commis sion already has warned it may ask food retailers to cut their profits by 10 per cent. But prices of basic foodstuffs such as eggs, cheese and butter are expected to increase next week because of higher whole sale prices. A report by the National In stitute of Economic Research predicted a trade deficit and 600,000 jobless by the end of the year. That was its "optimistic" forecast. Its "pessimistic" forecast indicated one million unemployed and a trade deficit of $10.9 bil lion.

Britain now has about 500,000 bard-core unemployed. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Wilson has appointed Roy Hat- tersley, a strong advocate of European unity, as the Labor Electrohome plans KITCHENER, Ont. (CP) Electrohome Utd. has an nounced plans to establish an electronics sub-assembly manu facturing opertion in Malaysi. The parts to be manufactured will replace those previously purchased from suppliers in that part of the world.

A UANOTICX srmsvu wnsji neighbouring communities since 1902 ICTOALft Available day or night A wide choice of aitangernentt to tuft every budget Cremation Pre-arranged funerals Sendee throughout the National Capital area Funeral Director 703 Bank Strati at Carilno 230-6668 453 pHdai at Gladstone 728-4673 Raw courage government's specialist on the European Common Market. He will work full-time on European affairs under Foreign Secretary Callaghan, who will be in charge of all negotiations with the European community. The Labor party, which has a The week-lone Festival of the Couple at the Uni- "Better to streak than explained a student A versity of Ottawa turned to biology last night with visitor wasn't Impressed. "University bums!" she said, explicit demonstrations by several male "streakers." (CP-Staff Photo by Russell Mant) mimtmwimuiMuuinmiDUBiinmimmifinaiiiniutuimuiniiwumnuimiuuuimnipm The new minority Labor gov ernment now faces claims from nearly 3Vi million workers for nfflnnnmmminimiiuiiiiiiiuuinmmmiutniinHunumiuuiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimniiiiiiiuuiiMuiimiiiiiiitu UK miners draft demands From page one powerful anti-market wing, is committed to renegotiating the terms of Britain's entry into the market. From page onej However, Mr.

Bennett said the practice of not signing an agreement or contract "is fairly common in the industry." me auditor report, pre- pared mainly by W. Groom, who was killed in an automobile accident last July, noted that ministry officials believe they received good value for the $12 million. The report says: "In April, 1972, the ministry engaged a new advertisinj agency to bandle the advertis ing related to the tourism activ ities. Payments to this agency have exceeded $1.25 million to Nov. 30, 1972.

No contract or written agreement was in force at the time of the audit which set out the terms of the adver tising arrangements between the ministry and the agency. The financial sleuths in the provincial auditors department also uncovered a tangle of missr ing receipts and unsubstan tiated claims while checking costs of the commission on post secondary education. The report revealed that members of the 13-man commission turned in expense chits for trips to the United States, Mexico, Europe and the Orient One commissioner unnamed in the auditor's report was yid $37,980 in per-diem allowance from Aprih 1969, to March, 1973. The same commis sioner turned in expenses total ling $23,935, which included duplicate charges for meals and. taxis as well as charges for Sat urdays, Sundays and public holidays.

That commissioner was paid 27 per cent of the total per-diem rate for the entire commission and 47 per cent of the commis sion's total expense claims. The auditors found that the total cost of the commission was about $1.5 million. Elsewhere in the 128-page report, auditors reported on other government financial blunders or inadequacies. These included: An estimated $20.9 million were made in two million On- KaHr Hospital Insurance Plan claims without checking whether the were insured. The Ministry of Natural Resources made grants to municipalities under The Parks Assistance Act with funds voted for conservation authorities and the auditors said mis was The same ministry paid $59,578 to a consultant firm for public relations without formal agreements or tenders.

The agreement provided for another $24,000 without getting cabinet approval. When the industry and tourism ministry recalled their agent general, Allan Rowan- Legg, from London in 1972, it paid out $7,000 in moving- expenses and $35,000 in severance pay. The ministry of health paid a $24,165 bill twice and did not know it until the auditor caught the mistake. The ministry of community and social services overpaid benefit reipients by $81,400. Eajfere you buy a condominium home miles tfrom downtown consfider Campeau's new alt the comer FisQtsr jjusfta Otop and a sCtfip foem tosvm arcdfoasKilyto schools, nigirtt shopping, partes and recreation areas.

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