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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 1 nflfitnGr can be a real problem attimes, particularly when posing fora "slit W11 W camera a modification developed where else ia California in which the focal plane of slit shutter is located directly in front of the film instead of between lenses. Moving slowly, and with a little movement on the part of the subjects, it produces some interesting effects, below: 1} The tortured tango. 2) Didn't you forget something? 3) The name is familiar but can't quite place the face. The Lethbtidge Herald Third Section Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, April 14, 1973 Pages 31 to 35 Chinese give emotional welcome as Sihanouk returns from tour By JOHN BURNS Special to The Herald laid on the full panoply of a state welcome tMs week for Prince Norodom Sihanouk, making an emotional return to Peking after a secret tour of ths areas of Cambodia controlled by forces loyal to him. The Cambodia leader, looking much thinner after his dramatic journey in a truck down the Ho Chi Minh Trail, was embraced by Premier Chou En-lai, Viet Cong Foreign Minister Madame Nguyen Thi Binh and other high-ranking Chinese officials as he stepped from the aircraft carrying him fma Hanoi, The airport turnout, against a backdrop of huge portraits of the prince and Chairman Mao Tse-tung, included a guard of honor from the Chinese armed forces and about 4..000 wishers, mostly teen-age girls waving paper flowers and per- forming simple dance routines. Later, as his motorcade drove through the centre of the city, the prince was greeted by a well-marshalled crowd of about lined up several deep on both sides of the road shouting slogans of support for the prince and his government. The Cambodia leader was in a jubilant and garrulous mood at the airport, embracing diplo- mats from Third World coun- tries and giving an impromptu press conference while Premier Chou waited patiently beside him, impassive amid the scene of unabashed emotion generated by the prince. With the Cambodia capital of Phnom Penh under siege by communist-led forces loyal to the prince's Royal Government of National Union, correspond- ents crowded around to ask how long he thought the U.S.-sup- poried government of Lon Nol could survive. "That depends on President Nixon, not on the prince replied, laughing. Presumably looking ahead to the election of a new U.S. presi- dent, he added: "We are sJwng enough to continue our struggle through until 1976." At another point, referring to heavy U.S. bombing of Commu- nist positions around Phnom Penh, the prince said: "We have the whole U.S. Air Force stationed in Asia against us. We should be honored because of that, because it means that we are strong." Forces loyal to his govern- ment, mostly Communist-led Khmer Rouges, are "strong, op- timistic and he said. The prince's optimism is evidently shared by the Chinese leadership, which marked the occasion with the most con- fidence forecast made in any Chinese forum since the coup d'etat which ousted the prince a little more than three years ago, forcing him to take up residence in Peking and to found a rival government in concert with his former enemies, the Khmer Rouges. An editorial bannered across the front page of the People's Daily, organ of the Communist party, hailed the prince's jour- ney into Cambodia as a great victory which had proved the viability of his government and thrown" the Lon Nol government in Phnom Penh "into a panic worse than ever." The Cambodian president and his supporters are "in a desper- ate situation and have to rely on air-dropped supplies to bol- ster their tottering the paper said. It added: "The days of this handful of national scum who wreck the country and ruin the people are numbered." The paper forecast that "any attempt made by any reac- tionary force or any foreign in- terventionists to make use of the death-bed struggle of the Lon Nol clique to drag on the solution of the Cambodian ques- tion and obstruct the victorious forward march of the Cambodia people will prove to be a pipe- dream and is bound to end in total failure." All in all the mood of the oc- casion was a far cry from the day three years ago when Prince Sihanouk arrived here from Moscow, a day after plot- ters led by Lon Nol had ousted him from power. There were brave words then, but even the prince confided in his more can- dit moments that it would be no easy matter to regain the power he had lost. It was evident Wednesday that both the prince and the Chinese leaders who have sus- tained him through his exile feel things are coming their way. The question most on dip- lomats' minds here now is whether Washington will take advantage of its new mission in the Chinese capital to contact the prince in an effort to work out a compromise solution. The prince has said many times that he is ready to talk with American representatives here or at any other mutually- agreeable location. It caa hardly have passed his notice, or Washington's, that the first American diplomats stationed in China in a generation now are installed in the Peking Ho- tel, two blocks away from the prince's residence in the former French embassy. It is a short walk, down a tree-shaded side street, but it is an open question whether the Americans, en- gaged or they are in a massive effort to sustain Lon Nol, are yet prepared to take it. Harem prices going up ISTANBUL (AP) The price of harems is going up. The education ministry has doubled the entrance fee into the harem at Topkapi Palace, home of the Ottoman sultans here, to 10 Turkish lira (72 The increase Is part of an over-all, 100-per-cent raise in the price of Turkish museum tickets which went into effect Wednesday, officials said. DON KIRKHAM INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. CONTINUES TO SERVE SOUTHERN ALBERTA FIRE AUTO PERSONAL COMMERCIAL DOUG BOYER-Soles 308 9th St. S. Phone 328-1228 Legal aid plan director is 'uniquely qualified' RECEIVE DIRECT DIVIDEND CHEQUE From Garner Our best the new round one. Uses the least power And it's our quietest. Pleases neigbours by tossing heat and sound skyward. Has o money-saving speed motor. Cruises on most hot days. Speeds up for scorchers. And protective solid state controls monitor critical operating circuits. Comes standard with these bonus features. Filter dryer. Sight glass. Crankcase heater. Suction line ac- cumulator. Low voltage transformer. PRE-SEASON SALE ENDS MAY 1 BUY NOW SAVE DOLLARS if Famous qualify Carrier Air Conditioning system complete with therm- ostat, condensing unit, coil and tubing. Immediate installation by Carrier trained experts. if Comfortable living end be the envy of the neighbourhood. BREATHE EASIER ALL YEAR ROUND WITH ELECTRIC CLIMATE MAKERS CALL TODAY FOR A FREE ESTIMATE HERE'S WHAT YOU GET SHEET METAL LTD. 1709 2nd AVE. S. PH. 328-5973 (CUP CUT THIS AD) EDMONTON (CP) The new director of the Alberta Legal Aid Plan, 41-year-old lawyer Pat Sonrmervill, thinks he is "uniquely qualified for the job. "I'm a rehabilitated ex-In- mate and a recovered alcohol- he says. "It's a real ad- vantage to be able to see things from that side of Mr. Sommervlll was crown prosecutor in Saskatoon In 1962 when he was convicted on two counts of offering bribes to dty police morality squad officers. He was sentenced to two years less a day in Prince Al- bert Correctional Institute, where he arrived June 12, 1963. The Law Society of Saskatche- wan struck him from its roll later that month. PAROLE GRANTED Parole was granted for Mr. _ Sommeryill in Oct. 1964 and the law society unanimously rein- stated him in 1968 probably the only unconditional reinstate- ment ever given by the group. Mr. Sommervill, in an inter- view, admitted the path from his imprisonment to his new post hasn't been easy. "But I am not too concerned about my past being made pub- lie." he said. "There are a lot of people i who know about the trouble I i have had. the things that hap- pened. But many are not aware I of the positive aspects." j "Mr. SommervHl has a bacbe- i lor of arts and a law degree from the University of Saskat- chewan, Saskatoon campus. He articled under Emsmett M. Hall, former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. He was president of Western Land Services Co. for 3% years before he was offered the Al- berta post and has taken a "substantial drop in annual; earnings" by it. EDUCATING PUBLIC One of his main concerns ?s i director of the new program, i he said, is educating the pub- lie about 1he availability of i legal aid and making sure that j it is uniformly distributed to Albrrtans. i "I'm very happy with the new j federal scheme because it is enlarged in scope." he said. "Now juvenile delinquents arc j I covered by the plan." i "Also covered are summary j conviction mailers where the j i livelihood of the accused would j ibe endangered by conviction." j old style Think hockey's tough today? Not on your slapshot! You should have seen itway-back-when, A real man's game. And it called for a real man's beer. Lethbridge Old Style Pilsner. Slow-brewed and naturally aged for big beer flavour. It's the one thing that doesn't change. Alberta's original Pilsner is still a winner, year after year after year. Try it. You'll be a fan, too. TRADITION YOU CAN TASTE FflOM THE HOUSE OF ;