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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY 55-60. letltbndge Herald VOL. 103 LETIIBRIDGE, ALBICHTA, WEDNESDAY, APTiiU 12, 1972 1'KICE OVER 10 CENTb TJIHKE SECTIONS bear just wlial President Nixon will say when ho speaks lo the senaiors and members of Parliament. Fingers crossed Both sides are looking for and hoping for an eas- ing of the growing lensioli between Ihe two covmlrics as a result of the sla'.c visit. The two leaders will sign an agreement lo clean up Ihe Great Lakes. It has been ncpolialcd and only requires their signatures. Mr. Nixon will much on his mind when ha comes to Ottawa. The deteriorating military situation in South Vie! Nam putting his Vietnamizalion policy lo a severe test, is causing grave concern in Washington, There reportedly wus some consitleralion given to a possible cancellation of Ihe Ottawa visit in view of the war's latest developments but that idea apparently lias been discarded. A cancellation of (lie visit ,il llto lime would be a blow to Prime Minister Ti-udcau. It Mould be exploited by liis political opponents as an indication lha( Canada and ils prime minister had a low rating in tlie White House. Liberals are eager (o have the president make Ihe trip lo offset some, of the damage Ihey believe was done lo the popularity of the Liberal adminislra- lion by the warmth of the welcome accorded Premier Alexei Kosygin last October. Federal Liberals wanted Mr. Nixon to include a visit lo Toronto in bis itinerary but this was rejected by the White House. A Canadian government spokesman said there will be no discussions specifics when Mr. Trudcau and Mr. Nixon meet Friday for private talks. Heads o[ governments rarely talk in specifics, he explained, bvlt at Ihe close of the visit it is hoped here that the official communique will he so worded as to promotg x resumption of trade negotiations. The trade talks according to a recent statement by Paul VolL-kcr. U.S. under secrelary for monetary affairs, have reached an impasse. He indicated that no current negotiations are underway. Touchy subjects Touchy subjects between the tiro counlries that could come under general discussion between Ihe two men include: 1. Tlic sin lied trade negotiations and Iha need lo get them going again. 2. The conli-ovcrsj- OUT Ilic U.S.-Canada Anio- mobilc pad. Bolh governments arc under strong polili- pressures on this issue. r., Canada's slill lo be finnminced foreign owner- ship policy. It pebble lliat Mr, Trudcau may give Mr. M-von ;i general outline of vhal his government has in iTiiml. Continental energy policy may also conic under discussion in general terms. 5. Canada's balance ot payments will be prob- ably also mentioned Jn passing. Mr. Tnideau when lie went Id Washington Novcmlxjr declared, atlcr his talks Mr, :Vixon at that lime, that he had con- vinced the presidonl. o[ Ilic merit in the Canadian gov- ernment's arguments on lliis difficult .subject. Ilov.crrr decbrciliw; I'.S. Secretary of Die Treasury John Conn-illy Miown litllo appreciation of Hie, finer pninU in (hp .iriuimeni There is lu'i'-r cm Mir American side al Ica.sl. that after the talks brtueeii Hie I wo leaders lliere will he less inclination hy the Canadian government to single Tilr. Connolly oul as Ihc ''bad hoy" of the trade and economic discussions. Mr. Trudcau's recent angry oul- hursL about Conn ally aroused resentment in Wash- ington. Tin- f.'jjnr.'lrin fnvr-rnmnil boppy (list Mr. iv hmr mil from nifin-killing schedule in makr- Hir vc-ii in If is regarded hcrr as a symbol nf HIP rmilirining relations between tho two despite Inn strains and stresses that de- velop. Mr. Nixon Mill brief the prime minister on liis findings during his recent visit (o China. Mr. in turn brief the president on v.hnl Mr. Nixfin riny uvpect to encounter when he tfoc.s li fMtticnw lalcr (Ins ycnr. roops stage n Seen and heard About town -A- T'lTV m cssengcr Wayne Quinn watching Elmer Fnrguson cringe when he heard Ins golf team will be wearing purple pants I his year (.'am Davis enjoy- ing his uncle Ted Tliaril's new motorcycle in a (rail rid- ing expedition with Kerry llron'ii ;inrl TYlnr It a 1 p li Johnson discovering Die postal r.ird Ihe six-digit postal code was sent to him at (lie wrong address. rilU BAT, South Vietnam (Neuter) Some American troops staged a short-lived re- volt today by refusing to go out on patrol around this big U.S. air base near one of (lie north- ern front? of a Communist of- fensive. After a heated argument with Hie colonel assembling them into patrol units on the base, runway, where (lie rebellion was witnessed by correspond- ents, men driven back into the hate, A little laler, however, the convoy was assembled again after Ihe colonel apparently cou- Vined the men lo go. The Associated Press placed the number of protesters ;iL about "It's loo dangerous we don't know the area this is not a defensive operation ..'1 the men shouted in an alterca- tion with tliL-ir ookncl on runway of Phu nirbnse, Tlic healed argument began as the soldiers from a unit of ground Lroops flown Lo provide security for the base were being assembled onto (rucks to start patrol. .Sonic of Ihe rnrn Inld reoort- ers nearby, indiidin" television camera crows, I hat, I hey had flally refuser] In go. The arguments grew angrier when Col. Fred Mitchell nrdcrcd the men into the trucks. Eventu- ally, lie drove them back to I ha and the group .stood in a ring around him for several minutes as Ihe arguments coti- Thc convoy was then assem- hlctl again with Hie colonel ap- parently winning the day and ;iH the men rcomingly on board. The jouniallsls were not al- lowed new the camp. Essentially Ihe patrols ara what U.S. troops re doing elsc- wlicro in South Vietnam, There nre .still six combat battalions among (he pn.W1) still in Viet- nam. roitn-; On the battlefield meanwhile, lie hind saturation bombing hy "United Stairs H-52s, the encir- cled and battered defenders of An Loc attempted today to force hack part of tbe North Vietnamese sicrje force threat- ening Ihe provincial capital nortb of Saigon. A 20.000-mnn government re- lief force remained stalled J5 ruiles south nf tlic town afler heiiig hit with heavy mortar fire and ground attacks. A bettor part of the govern- ment's 5tb Division is bottled up in Ihe town CO miles north of Saigon. SAN ANTONIO, Tex. CAP) Former president Lyndon H. Johnson's condition was de- scribed by doctors today as "quite good" after he was flown licre early today from Virginia for more hospital care. "His further convalescence from his recent heart attack is expected lo be equally unevent- the hospital said in a state- ment. Northeast SIS GRIEF FOR QUAKE molher mourns over the of her son in Kaie- run, Iran, Tuesday, os the child's father prepares to wrop him in a shroud. The boy was killed in an earthquake hit (ran, Monday, killing an esfimaicd persons, (AP Wlrepholo) Plans were announced ).hJs morning for devclopmtnl of a major subdivision in northeast LcthbridRe lo provide TOO sin- gle-family building sitcH. dn- plex sites, commercial, church and school sites and two large park areas. Kcilh Birkcrlnn, of Kntjincered Homes T.td., said Jiis firm has com- pleted negotiations with Man- haltau hand of Let lib ridge loi1 UIR purchase of 195 acres of land adjoining; Manhattan's existing subdivi- sion. The Liml is located betuceii Hlli and 2Glh A.VC. X. ant) lie- twccn 22nd and 28th Si The first sUtfe o{ develop- ment, comprising Go acres, has purchased by Engineered Homes, The remaining tv-o (IT- acre parcels are under npiiou to Engineered Homes and will be purchased ns rcrjuirc'd. Mr. Uk'kei'ton said develop- incut o( (he. entii'e acres is for completion in six years. Tim 2oO plus apartment sites in the tirsl phase are expected lo po on .sale to Lelhbridpc hoii.schnild- crs and the general pulilic dur- ing (he vi'eek of .A park area is also pl.innrrl for the fir.st pbapc. The Manhattan subdivision lol.s have heen Fold oul, he said. Residential construction In the new Winston Churchill sub- division should be under WHY by the- end of May, air. Hick- crton said, rmsT VLNTVIIK This is the first lime Knpi- TiMred Homes Lelhbridgc bas pone into a major development YviLh lots open to the public and o'her buildors. f-chcme is designed lo provide a Fuhdivi- CALGARV (CP) Paul Jo- seph Cini, 20, convicted Tuesday on seven chnrpes connected villi the hijacking nf an Air Canada despite defence at- tempts to prove him insane, sentenced lo Ufc imprison- muni on lour counls. lie given a sciilcncc of 14 years on another count and five years each on others, to run concurrently with the life terms. The 23-year-okl hijacker, a na- live of GJasgow, Scotland, ivas charged after the hijaekinR Nov. 12 of a DC-8 canying J13 passengers and nine crew mem- bers. Chief Justice J. V. H. MLlvain of Alberta said a recommenda- tion will be made that penal au- thorities treat Cini for such ''medical and psychialric care as Ihey deem advisable." The chief justice stressed Ihe nccxl for deterrents lo aclivilics such as hijacking. Cini hijacked Flight. 012 shortly after it ColRary en- route to Toronto and Montreal. The flight originated in Vancou- ver. The ordeal lasted nhout eight hours during which the plane, zig-zagfied over Alberta, Saskat- chewan and Montana. Between Calgary and Kepna, Cini emerged from a washroom In the first class section wearing a mask And wig. lie ordered the plane to Great Falls, Mont., and asked for million in ransom. lie got SSO.fton and the aircraft look off for Rngina hut was ordered back to Great Kails where pas- sengers and three of the lour stewardesses let off. The plane Lhcn headed lor Phoenix. Ariz., but was redi- rected to On final ap- proach to Calgary, (lie crew ov- ercame Cini while ho was al- lempling to bail out with a par- achute and knocked him uncon- scious. 'Quebec? Just foliow bouncing the Tight security marks Nixon visit OTTAWA (CP) The rotting snowbanks on Parliament Hill were being hosed down today lo remove a possible biding place for bombs during tho visit o[ President Richard Nixon this week, Unprecedented security pre- cautions were being taken by IlCMP in advance ot Ihc visit, including a check of private homes and other buildings along routes the United States presi- dent will use. All deliveries ot fowl and nther supplies lo Parliament have hcen canceller! for Friday, when Mr. Ni.xou speaks to Ihe Commons, Special passes will be mandatory for workers. U.S. Secret Service men al- ready were in evidence, iUomi- tics were patrolling the Hill in greater numbers than usual, and the U.S. Embassy was under police, watch. A veteran Commons employee contrasted the security mea- sures with those of 1961, when the late John F, Kennedy came to Ottawa to address the Com- mons. A handful of extra Moun- lics and Commons guards were on duty (hen, he said. SECURITY TIGHTENS But for Ihe Nixon visit, every- thing Is being ing Ihe lingering snowbankf- And ah Commons guards will be on duty when Mr. Nixon vis- its Parliament. The intensified security came into evidence lasl (all afler So- viet Premier Ale.vji Kosypin u'as assaulted on Parliament Hill during o visit to Ottawa. "It vill be like the Kosygin and Titn visits maximum says an RCMP offi- cer who is part of the same learn that guarded the Soviet premier and Yugoslav Presi- dent Tito last Oclober. don't want any inci- A spectrum of s o c i a list group.- ranging from Maoists to pacifists has been planning demonstrations which centre on economic sovereignty tor Canada