Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
SNOW FOIKAST HKJH TUESDAY J5 The Utlifoidge Herald VOL. LXI1I No. 102 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, APRIL 1J, WO PRICE NOT OVE1 It CENTS THREE SECTIONS 36 PAGES PRESIDENT NIXON By SAUL PETT WASHINGTON (AP) Unlike Thomas Jefferson who called H a splendid misery and Harry Truman who called it a jail, unlike Lyndon Johnson who lamented its burdens, Richard Nixon makes no complaint about his current employment. He seems to enjoy being president of the United States.thproughry. This is the overridicg impression'of people who work closely with him and people wbo'visit him. He does not complain about the awesome load of the office. does point out now and then .that if he weren't president, be could go to ball games more often with' less fuss and no Secret Service, but this is not regarded as a complaint so much as a mild fact of lite in which some rain must fall. Mostly, if not the 37th president of the United States projects' contentment'in tie job aad the" address thai goes The Mood Varies When things go.wrong, major or minor, he seldom loses hU temper. Even then it is not really a loss of temper, aides say, but a "controlled impatience." Nixon's disposition, as it is revealed to those work- Ing closest him, is explained partially in terms of.. his great sense of self Hdiscipline but mostly in terms of personal fulfilment. y. The mood of the White House varies with the manj: ronnmg H. Dwight Eisenhower's White House.projected-.' t sense of military orderliness and father knows John F. Kennedy's, charm and improvisation; John- son'i, crisis, crash programs and-midnight meetings.- Richard Nixon's White House suggests serenity. That'i'tbe way C4 boss'wants n> does not tu be awaicaed fjfbm an an- strike ta Vietnam. In bis first year a'office, bis.sUrl felt obliged.'to. ifeifeMm'during three be- cause an American intelligence? plane was shot dewn off Korea and the other' times for undisclosed I Allows Differences "Some 'people thrive on crisis, they find it stimu- H. Rl Hakfeman, Nixon's chief administrative aide, says. "The president's approach is totally differ- ent. He doesn't thirst for crisis. He doesn't like the fren- etic, pace, or news tickers and TV sets people runrdng in 'and out" The serenity projected by the Nixon White House teems to prevail, somehow, even when his administra- Uon speaks with differing voices, John Mitchell, the at- .torney-general, and Robert secretary dt health, education and welfare, disagree publicly on tbs of enforcing desegregation. The president asks lowered voices and Vice-President Spiro Agnew clobbers J'inteuectaal eunuchs" and "supercilious sophisticates." 1 White House aides insist that public differences of opinion within the administration only represent free- dorr; of speech on the highest levels. Haldeman quotes Nixon as saying: "I think in foreign policy matters it is extremely important to speak with ope yoke. In domestic affairs, ultimately I will have to nuke'the decisions, but I have no objection to the government being kmd of a public forum for domestic Gains Two Hours In his own work habits, Nixon appears Mghry or- ganized and jealous of his time and working solitude. Schedules are more closely followed man they were under Johnson and Kennedy, and sudden movement or change of plan is relatively rare. .In the beginning, on the advice of former presi- dents Eisenhower and Johnson, who counselled a mid- day break, Nixon tried having a swim, regular hmch and a nap. He has since1 cut out all three, thereby add- ing at least two hours to his working day. Of all the accoutrements of office available to a president these vast comnrankatroos, houses, planes, cars, president seems to enjoy most consistently the many fireplaces in the White House. On warm days he has been known to turn up the lir conditioning in i room lo make it cool enough to light afire. (A Tough Mind' "It Is another manifestation of the slow revealing of his says Bryce Harlow, a Nixon coun- aellor and former chief of congressional relations, who used lo work for President Eisenhower, "He lets you see what he wants you fo see. "He is, by all odds, the most Intellectual president we've is trained, tough, skilled and highly disciplined in the use of his mind, He sits down and masters a thing, Unlike others, he goes off and does it alone." Another highly placed presidential assistant puts it Ihis way: "There Is Ihis remote quality about him. I don't think it will ever change. He Is a very private person In the mart public job a the Apottri Toward Moon HOUSTON (AP) Apafe U's astronauts sped OB a 'perfect course today to a Tuesday ren- dezvous with the moon, resting and preparing for four: stren- uous days of hoar exploration. James A. Lovell Jr., Fred W. Haise Jr. and John L. Swigert Jr. wakened in afternoon after a 10-hour rest. Commander Lovell reported Haise had slept the best, log- ging, cine inurs and sleeping so soundly be bad to be roused. He reported Swigert had slept six hours and that he himself had five hours of intermittent sleep. Lovell also reported a master warning alarm had sounded be- fore they went to sleep and "we were all over the cockpit fike a wet noodle." But it proved to be "a false alarm.. TRACK ROCKET STAGE While they slept, ground con- trollers tracked a rocket'stage headed for an explosive impact on the moon. .Trailing about 900 miles be- hind Apollo 13 was the "third stage of the Saturn V rocket that hoisted the astronauts away from planet earth Satur- day. Signals from the ground shifted the 61-foot stage to a col-.. listen course with the moon. Mission Control said tracking data shows it will strike the sur- face about p.m. EST Tues- day about 103 miles west of a seismometer left on the moon by the Apoflo 12 astronauta in November.' That is about half an hour after. ApoDo 13 is to fin into moon orbit. The astroajuts -wont see the impact because on the far side of the moon. 'j. "SeBmic experts estimate" the i5-toi> Uagt 'Mil smash with a 'equal to 11 tons of TNT, and 'that it win gouge a crater 100 tp'.UO feet The resort- ing tremors, recorded by the seismometer, should tell fists much about the internal structure of the moon. The ApoDo 12 spacemen delib- erately crashed their hmar lan- der after they left tht moon and the impact vibrated the seismo- meter a surprising 55 minutes, indicating the sub-surf ace mate- rial is broken up. A similar ex- plosion on earth would reverber- ate only a few minutes. Preparation for Wednesday's lunar landing begins tonight when Lovell and Haise crawl through a connecting tunnel to inspect the lunar craft they caU Aquarius. Rhodesia Govt. Will Continue To Defy World SPACE ODYSSEY CONTINUES -Apollo 13 astronaut John I. Swigert Jr., bottom, carries' ipoee chores as the Spacecraft continued flight towqncli the. moon. Fe.llpw_, astronaut Vy.'.rloWJf., topi It''vi enabling him lo'tjet Crucial Talks Set WASHINGTON (AP) Bear- ing secret instructions from President Nixon, U.S. negotia- tors'set out today for a crucial round of talks with the Russians on curbing the arms race be- tween the.two auueipuwa'S, The six-man team, led by U.S. disarmament chief G e r r d Creek Political Prisoners ATHENS Four- teen of 34 Greeks charged with plotting to the army- backed government were 'set free, today. Sevtri were acquitted Sunday, by an Athens court.martial and seven others, including three women, were given suspended sentences ranging from one year to five years. The 20 other .defendants re- ceived prison terms' ranging from three .years to life. .The ac- cused were alleged to be mem. bers of a resistance organiza- tion known as' Demokratiki Arayna (Democratic.- Defence) which the court stid was're- sponsible for bomb explosions jo AthenS last summer in which 16 persons were slightly hurt. The sole life term was posed on a 40-year-old profes-" sor, Dionyssios for whom the prosecution had de- manded death. before a firing normal method of execution in Greece. 'All the penalties imposed by the five army, judges' were lighter than those.demanded by the prosecution in the two-week trial. Rockets Smash on SALISBURY (AP) Rhode- sia's new republican govern- ment will continue to defy inter- national attempts to bring it to its knees in the hope that the world is "gradually coming to Prime Minister Ian Smith said today. Smith .was addressing his first news conference since the coun- try's white minority swept Ms Rbodesian Front party back in to power 'Friday with all 50 white seals in the segregated 66-seat Parliament. Smith admitted there was slight hope for recognition of his breakawiy republic if it pro- duced more legislation insbrin- ing race segregation. Asked whether new legislation to be introduced .would be of a segregationist nature, Smith re- plied: "1 believe our political philos- ophy is enshrined in the new constitution. 1 think you can find out.wbich road we intend to follow by looking st The constitution enshrnks mi- nority rule for the foreseeable future by-making income tax payments the criterion, for in- creased' African parliamentary representation. The. accompany- ing Land- Tenure Act gives whites .acres of land compared, with acres for Africans. Smith has already served no- tice that he win introduce a bill to move non-whites out of.white urban bousing ._ NAMES HIS CABINET There was only .one new face in the cabinet Smith announced 55, a minis-. ter ot -'roads, power. 7v replaces Brig. An- drew ftmtop who did not .seek re-election but has announced plans to run for the Senate. The cabinet and portfolios in-1 dude: John WrattuD, deputy, pre- mier and finance; Ian Dillon, mines; Jack Howman, external affairs, defence and public serv- ice; Desmond Lardner-Burke, justice and law and order; Ian McLean, health, labor and social welfare; Bernard Mus- and .industry; Mark Partridge, local govern- ment and bousing; Philip Smith, education; David Smith, agri- culture; Lance Smith, internal Pieter van der in- formation, immigration and tourism; Philip van lands and water development. Man In Space Forgets To File Tax Returns HOUSTON (AP) Sun- day's uneventful day on man's third moon flight was enlivened when John Swigert suddenly realized that the last-minute rush to climb aboard Apollo 13 in place of measles menaced Thomas Haltingly he had forgotten to file his income tax re- turn and had left part of bis flight plans behind. The April 15 tax deadline will pass with Swigert still in space on the 10-day mission, But because be will be "out.' of the the Internal.; Revenue Bureau granted him an extension. The flight information later was radioed to him from Mis- sion Control. Calgary Target Of Spring Storm Russian Tractors On Market Smith, is stopping first at Brus- to brief the NATO allies Tuesday on the forthcoming U.S.-Sovicf strategic arms limi- tation lalks-SALT. Then Thursday, at Vienna, the U.S. envoys sit down with their Soviet opposites (o begin tough bargaining' that is expected to go on for months. The two sides held a preliminary discussion session at Helsinki last fan. SAIGON (AP) Virt Cong guerrilla gunners fired at least four rockets into downtown Sai- gon tonight. It was the first rocket attack against the South Vietnamese capital in nearly four months. One of the 100-pound rockets tore through the roof.of a Viet- namese theatre three blocks south of the Presidential Palace and burst above the stage dur- ing a folk drama. Col. Do Kien Nhieu, mayor of Saigon, woo was at the scene shortly after the rocket hit, said 15 actors and theatre employees were wounded, OAKVTLLE, Ont. (CP) Russian tractors win go on the Canadian market this spring priced about 25 per cent below coirparaWe Nortt American models. The Soviet Union's tractor ex- port agency granted Twin Lake Tractors Ltd. exclusive'North American distribution rights in February for its diesel tractors and combines. Twin Lake now has released prices of roughly to per horsepower for the Russian ma- chines. Michael V. Bazffli, Twin Lake president, said North American models have a base price of per horsepower. His company is importing two main models, 70 and 55 horse- power. They expected (o arrive in Toronto in several weeks. A spring snow storm moved into southern Alberta today, with the Calgary area ita main target. While Lethbridge escaped the snow, Pincher Creek, (0 miles southwest, received two inches. A genera] warming trend is forecast for the next few The weather office reported today that four inches of snow bad taller in Calgary. Traffic-was slowed to t crawl as the soft, wet snow covered a sheet of ice on'most roadi. There1 were: no major, traffic tie-ups, .but" ptjHce' reported a rash of minor the storm extended from nortfTKst toTRed Deer, about 25 miles east of Calgary aid then" south7 into the United :.'RCMP in Red Deer warned motorists that re- quired bo district roads, where two lo three inches of mow fell Sunday. 1 Support Ship's Captain Has Bleeding Ulcer ABOARD ST, LAURENT (CP) Captain Paul Faurnier, 56, was to be evacuated Mondzy, to hospital at Godhaven, Green- lard, suffering a bleeding nicer. Attempts .by helicopter SUD- .day to evacuate the skipper of the Canadian icebreaker were thwarted by fog and clouds. The St. Laurent is providing support. for the second trip by the exper- imental oil .tanker Manhattan through the Northwest Passage. A doctor on board the St. Laurent said Captain Foorniet'i condition is satisfactory. Chief Officer Maxwell Tanner win take over command of Canadian Coast Guard ke- i breaker, largest operated' by Canada. The weather office snow resulted irom an unstable air mass and temperatures that were much colder aloft than were oo the ground. T' Ottawa Grant Lethbridge wffl 000 from'the federal govern- mail for the sewage and, a- lina butt across the Old- mao River .to West Lethbridge, it wzs announced from Ottawa Monday, E. A. (Ted) Lawrence, city engineering director, said the is part of the total of Lethbridge has been allotted for sewage treatment and extension projects. The balance of the will be used in building secondary sewage treatment facilities, which tba province ordered Lethbridge to have installed. The t o t a 1 cost of the sec- ondary treatment plant will bt about The funds from Ottawa 1 25 per cent forgiveness 'clause if the work is completed before March 31, 1975. This means the city will not have, to pay back 25'per cent of the prmcipa! or 25 per cent of the accrued in- terest to that dale. Strike Called NEW YORK (AP) The Newspaper Guild has broken off talks with the New York Post and called a strike for 6 a.m. EST Tuesday. Troopers Guard Troubled Town U.S. Troops Using Drugs BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) Former Green Beret Col. Rob- ert Hheault says American troops in Vietnam are using marijuana and "any com- mander who says be doesn't have a drug problem his head in the sand." Rheaulf, the former com- mander of the U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam, and seven other Green Berets were charged last July with the mur- der oi a suspected Vfetamest double agent. The army later dropped the chprges. Rheaolt retired from the army in Octo- ber. Breaking a five-month silence Sunday in an address at a Knights of Cohrmbus meeting, Rheault said that "American atrocities do happen." "Some people think the Japa- nese committed atrocities, that Ihe Germans committed atroci- ties, that the Russians.commit- ted but that'Aaeri- he said. "Wen, this just Isn't so." "Some of these troops irt young, scared and inexperi- he said. "Sometimes they get out of hand. They dehu- manize the enemy. They forget the enemy is human being." Of his own case, Rheault said there is "nothing would rather you'than the true story of Nha Trang. But 1 can't do that. .If I did, I would, as they ssy, .'blow tin com" of many cUvv and Heard ABOUT TOWN QLtrTTMER Brahms Srf- beer celebrating his 52nd wed ding anniversary and claiming, "it was just as good as the first only Ihe cooking has improved" Wescttt observing a mini- skirt and adding that they don't "hither him a bot." Jltardmi attempting to past a parking ticket off as ticket to the pobocmen's ban. LUDOWKI, Ga. (AP) State troopers and crime investiga- tors guarded -this .southeast Georgia town today after a snot- gun blast was fired into the home of a Methodist minister who has been crusading against corruption. Gov. Lester Maddox said .Sun- day he considering the inv position of martial law on Lu- dowici and surrounding Long County. The shotgun attack on the Methodist church parsonage oc- curred about a.m. Sunday. Raymond Cook, church pastor and a personal friend of Maddox, (aid he was returning to his bedroom from the kitchen when the blast shattered the window beside him, missuig him by "only a fraction." Cook, 41, is a former private tnveatigator who during the wrty was irrided in a ertan crackdown on Phenix City, Ala. He has Said Lorg County "is much worse than, Pbtmix City ever was." TRAP TOURISTS The controversy centres around the reported operation of speed traps and, .clip joinls which prey on tourists bound for Florida. Maddox, who has called Long County politics "thoroughly cor- rupt and last week or- dered large warning billboards eroded at the county's northern and southern boundaries. The signs, each measur- ing 12 by 20 feet, proclaim in large letters: are now in Long County ap- proaching Ludowici. Do not get fleeced in a clip joint. Do not get caught in a speed Irap." Sheriff Cecil Hobles has re- peatedly denied allegations of 11- fend activity in the county.