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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH SATURDAY NEAR 55 idcje Herald VOL. No. 105 ALBERTA, FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 1972 1'RICE NOT OVKK 11) CENTb THREE SECTIONS 28 PAGES Nixon n new era OTTAWA (CP) President Nixon called Friday for a new era in U.S. Canada relations (lint spurns ".sentimental rheto- ric" and recognises separate identities and significant differ- ences between the two tries. The visiting U.S. president also urged Canada to support the United States in efforts "io build a permanent post-war era era of tasting peace1' in cooperation Cliina and Russia. Mr. Nixon, addressing a joint sitting of the Canadian Com- mons and Senate in the crowded green C in m o n s chamber, pledged his administration hi respect Canada's rlesiru to de- velop socially and economically in its own way. 'Let us recognize once and for all that the only basis for a sound and healthy relationsiiip between our two proud peoples is to find a pattern of economic interaction which is beneficial to hot h our which respects Canada's right to chart its own economic course." may start again Heads of state, left to right, American and Canadian style. (CP Wirepholo) P By CAROL PA5COE MONTREAL (CP) Sleep, long accepted as an unremarkable period of regeneration for Ihe body, late- ly lias become an area of special interest as medical researchers try to unmask its relationship to illness. Researchers at the first Canadian International Sleep Symposium held today at McGill University re- ported a close connection between various stages of sleep and specific medical situations such as early morning births, heart attacks and indigestion. The first signs ol coronaries, and ulcers, and bronchial asthma frequently occur at nighl. Through th3 use of (he electroencephalogram, in- vestigators have found sleep occurs in two main stages or rapid eye movement (REM) and quiet or non-rapid eye movement Dreams take place during DEM stages and, contrary to popular opinion, may last as long as it would lake the sleeper to carry out the equivalent action in a state of wakeful- ness. Dr. Anthony Kales, chairman of the psychiatry de- partment at Pennsylvania State University, said seven years of sleep research indicate it is common for the first signs of a catastrophic illness to appear during sleep. For example, ho said, a frequent occurrence among patients with coronary artery disease is nocturnal an- gina. Of 39 cases ol night pain, 32 were associated with nEM sleep, Heart rate up Sensors showed that shortly after the patient en- tered REM sleep, the heart rate increased, electro- cardiogram abnormalities appeared and a few min- utes laier the patient, awoke 1o report chest pain. Patients with duodenal ulcers also are often awakened with pain that may be relieved by milk or antacids. Dr. Kales said il has been established that ulcer patients secrete from three to 20 times as much gastric acid during the night as normal patients. The increased secretion usually occurs during RKM sleep, Of all sleep disturbances, however, insomnia is .most prevalent. Psychological testing of 20 insomniacs, Dr. Kales reported, showed an extraordinarily high percentage of pathological disturbances for a group not defined as psychiatric patients, Mosl noticeable were patterns of depression, oiipessive-eornpiilsivc: features and schizo- phrenic 1 rends. Anglican dean's prison sentence is set BI-OEJIFONTEIN (Renter) The Soutli African Appeal Court upliclrt led ay an appeal by (lie Anglican Dean of Johan- nesburg, Very Rev. Gonville Frencli-Reytagh, against his conviction under [he Terorism Act, and sot aside his five-year prison sentence, The 64-year-old an outspoken opponent of apart- in ihe Pre- toria Supreme Court last Nov- ember of Ihiee of 100 alleged terroristic offences. After a three month trial, lie found guilty of incitement to violence anil of channeling funds to "banned" people and organizations in South Africa. The judge president of the Transvaal, P. M. Cillio, im- posed the minimum penalty laid down under the Terrorism Act. Tiie dean had pleaded not guilty to all the charges. His lawyers apealed (he ver- dict and he was freed on bail oE 513.300. The clergyman, a British sub- ject, was not in court for tiie verdict. He said Thursday that he was "not particularly confi- dent'1 of acquittal. The dean said he planned to leave South Africa as soon as possible for a lung holiday in Britain. However, his passport is still being held by the police. on ICG -floe? KINCARDINE, Oni. (CP) Somewhere out on the rotting ice of Lake Huron, Bruno, a large, black Newfoundland dog, may still be alive if the rapidly thawing ice floe no was trapped on Sunday hasn't given way under lii-s 107-poumi weight. The.two-year-old pel wn.s last seen Monday by owner Bill Butters of Ihis community, about 45 miles southwest of Owen Sound. He spotted the dog through binoculars standing on a high ridge of ice about Ihrca miles off Point Clark Tiie Butters family at their cottage near hero Sunday when Brnnn chased another dog, (hen ended up on a piece: of ice Ihe size of a city block, but cut off hy water. "fir ran around Ihe hlnck-sqnarc mea trying (o get Mr. RuMers said. "Monday morning, I could .sec him on n large of ice thai bad broken away from Mic main fine. Ho was about three mites Wednesday, Mr. Butters chartered a light airplane from (lie (tfxlorich airport but an hour-long sweep over Ihci rorist, turned np nothing. If flic dog is spotted, rescuing him from the ico floe will present a serious problem. Mr. nutters said it would be impossible to get n xin.'ill bofiL Ihvoii-ih Ihr1 tn-.-u-lir-rous icepacks and no .ore Available m this ring str MONTREAL (CP) Hospital officials in Quebec noted im- provements in services hut said the situation was still critical at some institutions as a strike of about public service em- ployees entered Jts fourth day today. Tiie Association of Hospitals of the Province of Quebec said T hursday t ha t workers at 30 chronic-care and psychiatric hospitals across the province are stilt not obeying back-to- work injunctions, issued by the Quebec government March 28, when the public seivEco employ- ees staged a 24-hour walkout, Charles Lemoyne, a general hospital in the Montreal suburb of Greenfield Park, might have to close down entirely because the skeleton staff of 125 doctors and 30 nurses cannot cope with the workload, Director Gerard Lanouc said. Two patients died in (be inten- Rword snowfall E.OXGMTKK, Wash. (AT) Mount Rainier Notional Park- has broken its world record for annual snowfall. Supl. John Towns Icy said Thursday M'i inches of new snow measured Thursday morning raised the total winter accumulation to than 85 feet. The snowfall eclipsed the record set at Paradise Lodge Inst June bv (wo inches. sive care unit at Charles Le- moyne Thursday. Dr. Henri Letellier, medical director, said the deaths might have avoided if sufficient staff had been available. OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudcau and President Nixon agreed today to review their positions in the trade dis- pute between the countries, with a view to getting the deadlocked discussions started again. lion Zieglcr, White House press secretary, told reporters after the morning meetings that "the attitude was one of moving toward getting these talks started again." The prime minister and tho president met for one hour and 45 minutes, including a half- hour session with External Af- fairs Minister Mitchell Sharp and William Rogers, U.S. secre- tary of state. The president later spent 25 minutes with Conservative Leader Robert Stanfielcl. As Mr. Nixon drove off Par- liament Hill people waved. Traffic on and near Parlia- ment Hill was halted nearly halt an hour before Mr. Nixon's ar- rival, and ROMP constables ringed the lawn in front of tha building. A helicopter hovered over- head, and plain clothes officers checked credentials. No one without a pass was allowed near the Presidential party. The only dismptive incident occurred behind the crowd bar- riers as Mr. Nixon left his lim- ousine to enter the Parliament buildings. A young protester was hauled back by plainclothcs RCMP officers when he began yelling, "Pig, in the presi- dent's direction. Mr. Nixon began his 40-hour visit to Ottawa Thursday by saying the United States re- r J! 1 SOUTH SOtDIERS SPEED TO AN LOG conies to 'Thff one on the right I'rnm SAIGON (CP) Counter-at- tacking South V i c t n a m c s c troops were reported tonight lo have recaptured virtually all of Ihe provincial capital of An Loe. Communist rockeis exploded in a iSuigun suburb, km my South Vietnamese civilians and wounding six, bringing the war lo the capital for the first lime in the curmif offonsiviv icporlij from An spccts Canada's separate ident- ity and the two countries must Jearn to live with their differ- ences, "We respect the .separata identity, the right to pursue Us way that the people of Canada Mr. Nixon said after being given a red-carpet welcome, complete wih 21-gun salute and a 100-rmm guard of honor, at the airport. Jn the meantime Pat Nixon paid a call on Margaret Tru- deau al the prime ministerial residence today while their hus- bands on matters of state a couple of miles away in Parliament's Centre Block. Seen and heard About town COMMUNITY planning ex- pert Tctl N i c li o Ison claiming the redesigning of a cemetery is a "rep lotting scheme." Pat Fong go- ing overboard wit h a new type of candy and Kent Jos- person going off a diet for the same confectionery. Hurt Olson teaching Doug Carrf and George Meyers how to use chop sticks. NIXON ON PARLIAMENT HILL President Richard Nixon arrived on Parliament Hill Friday for his first talk session with Prime Minister Trudeau since his arrival Thursday night for a -40-hour visit to Canada. Mr. Nixon was met at the Peaco Tower entrance to the Centre Block by Prime Minister Trudeau. (CP Wirephoto) antees loans rowers By GREG McINTYRE Herald Slatf Writer EDMONTON The provin- cial government will guarantee loans made by Alberta's ISO po- tato growers, agriculture Minis- ter Hugh Horner announced Thursday in the legislature. However, financial backing will only be offered to potato farmers who can show they have markets for their product, "We don't want to sec an ex- pansion of the potato industry until there is an expansion of the market for potatoes." tho minister said outside the house. Dr. Horner said the loan gua- rantee program is aimed "to save the nucleus of the potato industry." The government win gnaran- (ee a loan and one hall of the interest on tliat loan up to S100.000 for capital and for operating costs. JIO1V IT An applicant must supply a bank or other lending insti- tution with an affidavit stating that he has a potato operation and a market. The bank will submit a copy of Ihese documents to the min- ister of agriculture and the pro- vincial treasurer. If the loan is okayed, the bank will receive a statement from the government that the loan is guaranteed. The potato loan guarantee will expire Dec. 31, 1974. Dr. Horner said the program is to see potato growers through "tough times this year." Alberta's potato acreage dropped slightly in 1971. Mar- kets were weak and prices generally low-. The minister said potato farming is "capital intensive" requiring a large outlay of mon- ey for equipment. Modem equipment is vital to produce high quality table potatoes. The potato loan guarantee program was suggested by pro- ducers associations, he said. Pointing to the need for more markets for potatoes and pota- to products, lie said a powdered potato plant al Taber has closed and another at Vauxhal! is overstocked with dehydrated potatoes, Tragedy strikes climbing KATMANDU, Nepal CAP) Fifteen Asian climbers have been killed in the worst tragedy in Ihe history of Himalayan ex- ploration. Four South Koreans, a Japa- nc PC ca me ra man a n c] JO palese Slierpa guides were bur- ied Monday by an avalancho that crashed down on the camp of a Smith Korean expedition at- tempting lo scnlc Mount Manashi. the worm 3 eighth-tallesl peak. Seven Koreans and two Slier- pas survived. The expedition leader, Jung Sup Kim, was lifted from a gla- cier hy helicopter and flown back to Katmandu along with Hac Vun Byong. a 33-year-old Korean newspaper man in the parly, and one of Kim's broth- ers who was critically injured in the avalanche. P nsouers pay income tax 'to' on B.C. works project I.or, (id miles north of Saigon, said government troops were with 400 paratroops and aided by heavy U.S. B-52 strikes in the counter-attack. The Associated r c s s re- ported Mic latest hatllrfielrl re- j'ujj'is i'i innc-iii forces bad retaken ai> but two blocks of Ihe city. Earlier, Ihfi South Vietnamese hicli command said the (Tom- bi'i been forced back oulsiffc the city limits after seiz- ing the northern part of the pro- vincial capital in a lank-led as- sault Thursday. OM-: HIT AMI IIASI: An unknown number of ion pound rockcls slammed into Mint, air base. All but one fell off the base into civilian hous- ing. It was here (he 15 persons died and at Sea si six nilicrs were E S T M I N STETC, R.C.