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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 23, 1967, Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg Free Press Final Edition VOL. 74 NO. 202 PRICE 10c 15c MAY 23, 1967 sun RIMS a.m. Moon p.m. SCATTERED 45 and 75 Sun Sets p.m. Moon Sets a.m. Johnson Appeals o To Hanoi North Vietnam Urged To Help End By CARROLL KILPATRICK WASHINGTON President Johnson appealed to the leaders of North Vietnam Monday to help end bloody in the It was the first time president is known to have publicly applied so grim a formulation to the His message was contained in a Memorial Day At the same Mr. Johnson appealed to all cans to join in prayer for permanent peace on Memorial j Day next While he said that shall continue to resist the aggressor in the president again said the United States continues hold open the door to an honorable Mr. Johnson's appeal to North Vietnam was made in these Please See LBJ Page o EGYPT BLOCKS SEA ROUTE Middle East War Nearer Nasser Ignores American Warning In Further Provoking Israel By CHALMERS ROBERTS WASHINGTON War in the Middle East appeared highly probable Tuesday after Egypt announced Monday night it will block Israel's access to the Red American officials for the past three days have been saying that the one action by President Gamal Abdel Nasser that could lead to an Israeli attack would be exactly the step Tel Aviv Ready To Fight From TEL AVIV in- with Israeli shipping in the Gulf of Aqaba could mean informed Israel said Officially Israel is saying only that it is standing on a 10-year- old statement to the United tions by former foreign ter Golda She told the General March 1, 1957, that ference by armed forces with ships of Israel's flag exercising free and innocent passage in the Gulf of Aqaba and through the Straits of Tiran will be regarded i by Israel as an attack entitling j it to exercise its inherent right of self-defence under article 51 of the charter and to take all such measures as are necessary to ensure the free and innocent passage of its ships in the Crete stands at Expo 67's Auto- Expo Performers Escape Death MONTREAL Three hi performers escaped death Monday after a cycle used in their act became untracked 100 feet above con- and in the Israeli Prime Minister stade in his wife Eshkol held emergency talks i Isolde and daughter Frances with his top advisers presenting was expected to call a meeting later in the Bid For 9th Term act during a performance of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus when the machine struck a knot in the high who was driving the was flipped off the machine but grabbed the His wife and who were perched in a trapeze at- to the were left The motorcycle remained fixed to the wire by a safety its trapeze hanging Circus employees climbed up a nearby girder and tossed a line to who attached it to the and the two women slid to Ducheck managed to set the motorcycle back on the wire and drove if to a platform on a support The three who themselves as Arthur mos high wire presented their act during a later perform ance without Col. Nasser has now President Johnson was re- ported to be in his White House office when the news department under direction of the under- secretary of state for political Eugene Rostow went into an evening huddle on what the United States might The first step was a warning to Americans against travelling in the Middle East. U.S. citizens m Jordan and Israel were being advised to those a state department spokesman an- Please See EGYPT Page 9 Port Sealed Off From CAIRO Egypt an- today ii had closed the Gulf of Aqaba to Israeli sealing off the major port of from the Red Sea and trade routes be- heightening the danger of war in the Middle East. But a Panamanian identified as the 3.5'0-ton sailed into harbor at dawn It crossed the Straits of Tiran at the mouth of the gulf after dusk Monday Egyptian President Nasser told airmen at a air base in Israeli flag will not pass Aqaba Gulf and our sovereignty over the gulf entrance is not If Israel wants to threaten us with war they are Tariffs LONDON Britain haj come to the conclusion that the 1932 Commonwealth preferential system is unfair and should be Douglas president of the government's board of said Monday he hopes changes can be made in consultation with Commonwealth partners Under the 1932 Ottawa agree the Commonwealth re- or eliminated tariffs on trade within the family while maintaining a network of rates on products produced out the At that time such countries as Canada and Australia were considered only partially de- and got greater sions in the British market than provided in their own Now Canada and Australia are considered fully developed they us only partia Iree entry for industrial goods while we give them nearly 100 per cent free entry in Jay said in a luncheon speech Please See Page 7 Arson Suspected In Blaze At Least 50 Are Dead In Fire i BRUSSELS Arson was suspected today as the cause of a fire that destroyed two department stores in the heart of sels and killed at least 50 But the toll was expected to go much higher as rescue teams combed the smouldering ruins for The Associated fress d about 200 persons three bodies Reuters news agency gave an unofficial figure of at least 50 dead based on a re- port that he discovered more than 30 bodies huddled in the wreckage of the storey Innovation department No official death toll was but Belgian Paul van den told reporters when he visited disaster must unfortunately expect veral dozens of Please See ARSON Page 5 Brink's Truck Robbed Thieves Wield In Holdup Cash ling some was today by robbers wielding machine guns who seized a armored car outside a The estimate was made by Frederick L. an ant vice-president of the First County National Bank of Reginald bank earlier had ative of the loot could be as as Included in the Lincoln was in cash picked up from the Campbello branch of the He said it sented Monday night receipts at Raynham Dog truck was seized by three masked men it stopped outside a Cole said one guard and a bank employee got out of the truck and entered the bank to Please See BRINK'S Page 5 By ED SIMON EDMONTON A Social Credit administration that has held power since 1935 bids for an unprecedented ninth term of office in today's Alberta Its Premier E. C. j Canada's j youngest cabinet minister when William Aberhart appointed him provincial secretary and ister of trade and industry at the age of 26, took over on the death of his chief in 1942 and is fighting his seventh election as At 58, Mr. Manning has not yet progressed the full distance from political prodigy to elder although only two other men elected in the original Aberhart sweep Municipal fairs A. J. Hooke and Edmonton MLA William Tomyn are candidates He wound up his campaign Friday night with a istically vigorous attack on his opponents and a plea to all supporters of free enterprise to unite behind Social Credit and keep out planning and a state Continued Please See ALBERTANS Page 7, Million Visit Expo By THE CANADIAN PRESS Two royal a fiddlehead a a nial sports trips to the crowded and fireworks earmarked Canada's Victoria Day weekend as a tive The Dominion Drama Festival finals opened at St. 600 students presented a music program on Parliament Hill and Expo 67 packed them in. The world's fair had more than visitors during the Air Canada reported that traffic boardings at real Sunday totalled Please See MILLION Page 7 2 Support Local Man's UFO Report By HUBERT BEYER Steve who claims to have touched two unidentified flying objects north of Falcon Lake is still recovering from shock at his home at 314 Lindsay lost 12 pounds in the last two I've been laughed but I thought it was my duty to report what I had the 50-year-old Mr. Michalak said in a telephone interview Mr. Michalak also said he received two telephone calls from two people who said they had seen similar objects in the I same area said they didn't want the publicity and didn't want to be laughed But they the to me and I came to the conclusion they had seen the same Suffering from chest burns he claims he received from the heat emitted by one of the two objects Mr. 314 Lindsay wasn't talking Mr. Michalak described the two objects as about 35 feet eight feet high with a three-foot protrusion on Resembling stainless the he gave off a glaring red Mr. son 19, in an interview said says he watched one of the two which had for about half an hour and then cautiously approached it. He was surprised to find no welding and no bolting on the he said they were the most perfect joints he had ever and father should he's a When he was close enough to the Mr. Michalak edly saw a door emitting a brilliant violet Noises of air hissing into or out of the craft were clearly Please See UFO BURNS Page 9 Leap for life Israeli President Asks PM's Aid By JOYCE FAIRBAIRN OTTAWA Israeli President Zalman Shazar has called on Prime Minister son to exert all the pressure of his long diplomatic experience to restore calm in the Middle East. President Shazar spoke with the prime minister for more than one-half Monday during the course of his state visit for Canada's Under the Israeli constitution the who is a former newspaper is not ted as head of state to make public statements on political matters concerning the The burden of Mr. Shazar's conversation with the prime minister was relayed to a news conference by Gershon the Israeli ambassador to He said the president's re- quest to Mr. Pearson was Canada and the prime minister in with all his long years of experience in Middle East might do every thing possible to restore to the fullest extent the arrangements which did bring 11 years of quiet on the Truce Clashes Kill 12 SAIGON Twelve southern allied troops were killed and 14 wounded in the first 12 hours of today's 24-hour truce in the Vietnam war to mark Buddha's a U.S. spokesman The spokesman said there were 20 of them significant since the truce started at The Viet Cong called 48 hour truce started at dawn but there were several sizable clashes reported Holiday Accidents Kill 86 By THE CANADIAN PRESS Sixty-two traffic fatalities were among at least 86 accidental deaths reported across Canada during the Victoria Day holiday The total was well below last year's record death toll of 129, including 79 on the nation's A survey by The Canadian Press from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight local also showed 13 persons one person strangled and one killed in a The Canadian Highway Safety Council last week predicted the traffic death count would pass last year's figures while the Canadian Red Cross pre- at least 25 persons would drown across the Quebec had 28 24 on the two in airplane crashes and two Ontario reported 23 16 in automobile five one in an air crash near the end of the main way at Toronto International and a girl who strangled when her coat caught on the limb of a tree she was climbing near her HOLIDAY Page 9 Chinese Refuse Protest PEKING China's deputy foreign minister walked out when British Charge faires Donald Hopson tried to deliver a protest Monday against orders to close the Brit- ish consular office in informed sources said here As protest was be- ing the Chinese Lo stood up and walked out of the The deputy foreign minister accused British Foreign tary George Brown of using imperialist and taking an sonable rude towards Chinese diplomatic tives in London last Please See CHINESE Page 7 PLANS TV MNK TO PARIS Quebec Swings By ALAN HARVEY PARIS and France Monday foreshadowed a major advance in their new co-operation ing educational television grams by telecommunication travelling ing of nuclear an inside view of French economic planning and a joint study group for often at odds or plainly have moved from initial planning into the realm of solid Mr. Johnson spoke quietly but seemed moved as he told reporters these past few days marked the realization of dreams he nourished 38 years ago as a student fighting for French-Canadian He to have favorably im- The detailed program an- pressed French in press Conferences Of the joint projects disclosed the French foreign office and by j Monday the most cherished Premier Daniel Johnson at Quebec House marked the end of a five-day visit characterized on both as truly cordial and The two appeared to be the decision of France and Quebec to work together to beam French radio and television programs to Quebec by The ier said he stands ready to help finance the satellite program if Asked whether Quebec's action might upset the federal government which has exclusive jurisdiction in broadcasting Mr. Johnson said he thought Ottawa would be interested in Aware that his visit was closely watched to see whether Quebec was breading on Ottawa toes or France playing one off against the other Mr. Johnson said he intended no towards central It was learned too that senior French officials Please See JOHNSON Page 7 Features TODAY Kennedy Round Will Create New Climate 8 Miffed George Knudson Pastes Up U.S. Open 26 TOMORROW New Era In surveying TODAY'S INDEX Classified 30 to 41 Comics 14, 15 21 Finance 16 to 18 Jumble 32 Movies 13 Sports 24 to 28 Television 1Z Women 19, 20 ABC Circulation City Zone 90.316 123.85S NEARLY EVERYONE READS the FREE PRESS Teacher Loses Case OTTAWA A suit against a Winnipeg school board by a teacher who slipped on a piece of apple in a classroom was dismissed today by the preme Court of Canada in a 4-to-l-decision. Only Mr. Justice Wishart F. Spence favored the claim by Mary Isobel Thiessen against Winnipeg school division No. 1. He would have allowed general damages plus any cial damages for the teacher's But the other justices sided with Mr. Justice Roland A. Ritchie in upholding decisions by the Manitoba courts ing any claim against the The accident occurred in 1962, in a classroom at Grant Park School students had eaten Students were told to put crumbs or refuse from their lunches in the waste Caretakers went to the rooms after lunch and before classes resumed to empty the waste baskets and pick up any refuse near Evidence at the trial was that the teacher slipped on a bit of apple which had been left on the floor and apparently was over- looked in the Mr. Justice Ritchie said that every morsel of apple was cleaned from every of rooms used for lunch was strict an tion of the duty which an em- ployer owes to its
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