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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta WARMER KMfCAST HtGH HODAY 50 VOL. LXIII No. 105 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 1J70 PKKX HOT 9m CEOTS TWO SECTIONS-M PAGES Nixon Buzzed House Trudeau About Bill By VICTOR HAGUE Beralfi Ottawa teeM Airs U.S. Rift World Holds Its Breath As Apollo In OTTAWA-Preaident rlixoB teleptaoad liter Trudeaa recently to voice lit government's ob- jections to certain provisions of the proposed Cana- dian legislation concerning limits of the territorial iea a tbe Arctic, fisheries ind poUutiflB. Not only has the U.S. voiced its eoocern over the Canadian measures puHicafly through itate depart- ment spokesmen in Washington .and sent a stiff atte el protest to the Canadian governnenU-but it has also issued a department of state summary of thu Amen- can pootioa.'Tbat statement was distributed in the" Parliamentary Press Gallery at Ottawa apd in Wash- ington Wednesday. The president emphasized Mi' government's reser- vatians in his home caD to the prime minster. He also thanked Mr.' Trudeau for' tending a Ca- nadian team of officials to Washington to brief the Anerican government in advance of the ambuncement of 'the proposed legislation. Mr; Trndeau later telephoned the president and sug- gested he would send Ivan legislative assis- bis. otQce' to Washington to hear at first hand the position of tltt U.S. government. However' the VS. president said wouid send officials to Ottawa to confer with Canadian officials and present the Am- erican viewpoint This was done.- Refused To (ta" New York meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal said Mr.- Nixon "felt compelled to intervene, in. tele- phone conversations with Mr. Tradeau" in the Arctic cuuuuveu? that threatens "a diptomalic row.be- tween dose The story by Journal staff reporter Jerry Lan-, daoer Mr. 'Noon "quretiy" a hjgh- levd miaoon to Otbtwa Headed by Undersecretary of State U. Alexis Johnson and navy Undersecretary Warner. It adds: "But the flamboyant Mr. Trndeaa woBkta't 'External Affaln Minitter Sharp confirmed the ex- to Oia U and that Canada "oold be re- note of promt a Sharp waVscbeo-- uled to lead.ofi for the gowtramect ta me debate on tni tecond readms on the controversial JegKbtipn So Retaliation Whan Mr. Nixon, phoned Mr.Trudeau be of concern" according to Mr. Sharp. -The prandent ate reminded the prime minister that when they met' to Washington 'last spring they had agreed to cafl each ether at 'my time there might be point of friction building up between me two countries; Tits was what Mr. Nixon bad done, said Mr: Sharp. The external affun minister emphasized however mat time in any stage of the developing onutiuveuy fir has Washington threatened "economic retalia- Ottawa. OTTAWA (CP) The met in regular Thursday today to discuss the chrrent pute with the United States about new Canadian daimi ocean jurisdiction. The government was to coufiim its no-ietieat before Commons debate begin-' nbg this afternoon on a bin to throw a' 100-mile pofiajon pre- vention 'zone around Canada's Arctic arcbipetogo. ter Mitchell Sharp and Energy Minister J. J. Greene was scheduled to take part bate. The government has'also bv. troduwd a bill to extend Cab-'.' ada's territorial sea to 12 from three and to authorize en- closure of such large bodies of water as the St. Lawrence Gulf as exclusive Canadian'. zones. The US .has serf a stiff diplov. matk note to Ottawa protesting Canada's action on all three fronts: 100-mile poDutJob control zone, 12-mile territorial' and exchxive fishing areas. close to the cabmet .said the goveriment will alter its basic legislation though it is willing to discuss. details with the U.S. '_'.' BID REJECTED Prime Miniite r Tradeau Wednesday night rejected' Americas request But-Canada CMBDft ro IlitffHafttlflfml' IllltiJ H boo.'He was speakinf m.To- Tbe Canadian Press. The rejection ji Baa UJj, ie- QOBBt'WM'lD tPBCt IBB BBCBBB" -one.-: Mr. Trudemo faned down any proposal when leg- by tefl- ing the UniUjd Nations that Can- 3dha wndd npt reoogotxe xny teraitianal Court of Jwtioe rnS- tog: in the matter. EARTrlBOUND ii on artist's conception' of an Apollo with lunar module in foreground, heading toward In bockground is.the moon... The Apollo 13 oitronaon, earth, concentrated Thursday on unique, to their tfnabtad home. MiKtary IB PatiMts -i Bid NoComment By Strom On Election WASHTNGTOK1 (AP) The state depHitmrnt said today the i United States is rmijim a re- quest from Cambodia hrnmaV. tary to be in the form of arms and ma- terial said'the request was for such things as guns and immmtinn and -not JOT trOOpS. Sex Battle NEW YORK (AP) Sex education may still a subjert anwog perents but it bu been introduced in'almost every school ta almost er- area of the United States, an Associated Press avrey shows. Onus the chief target of the anti-sex-education for- etc, the Sex Information and Education Council beaded by Dr.. Mary Calderone has retired from the front convinced that the Initial.battle, has been woo. J: Leaving the spread of formal sex education cUwes ti local and state educationists, Siecus ii turning Hit attention to other mailers, including research bib the effects of tex education on the first generation of 'icbool children to undergo widespread sex.teaching. A state-by-state survey shows that the parent pro- test continues, that no'area of the country it itcmum from these protests, and that they 'often oXermine bow ;V school officials go-wbether the. information sup- on sex is full and frank, or turned into anplher course. Cludlenge Authority A'lawsuit has been fifed in ConnecUcul by several parents, chaueiiguig the right of the state sad i local ta gire instruction hi sex eaucation. Connecticut has had requtfd sex education since ini, calling it "health 'say new methods of teaching apparently inspired the suit. Thousands of icbool districts have iorma) sex edu- cation programs. More often they are ta the metro- politan Rural areas ire inclined to ihun them. Several ftatoi, including MissMppi and Idaho, have no sex education courses. Many others have no M-fMrate courses, but have Instructed, schools to intro- duce some form of sex education into ctiver kMltb, biokcri niriculture, By THE CANADIAN PRESS The Alberta legislature woond up ita 197D session Wednoday as members rushed through third, reading of 6t.bills, the tone independent member joined.the opposition Progres- rivejConservatives and Social CreoK Premier Harry Stiuui lefuseu comment op election ru- mors: The inmaa aaw ap- proval of the legislature's first budget and adop- tion of 119 bills, inctnding a heaJtb-care. program, a labor .act, a revved school act, a new driver-demerit system, landlord-tenant relations legisla- tioo and legiiaoon changing electoral bounuanes, Clarence Coprlhome, member, for Banff-Coehrane and the house's only Indeueuoient, an- nounced he would be joining UM Conservatives, btijijijig their number to 10, opposing a gov- ernment of 55 merflbers. The changes hi electoral boundaries win add another 10 seats to the te-seat boose. At i Dews conference foOow- ing prorogation, Mr. Strom, completing his aecunl session as government leoder, wouM not Lmiuiieul on rmors he wai going to can an election. and ABOUT TOWN Eiglrt-Cent Matt Rate Proposed WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon asked Congress tatay to raise the cost of mat- ing a-first-daw tetter to eight oento-instead ofjhe 10 cents be United States postal service.'" in.a special i.....liap to Con- gresa, NixOn laid out the terms of an agreement between nego- tiators for 'the gumuuent and'. the 'postal unionsr mot higher..wages with a revised. pfiaV to retngnbe the post off-' ice derjaftraent.' Nixon ahb 'retreated a' bit on bis 1069 recommendation-that. the postal service be .trans- formed into a corporation. In- stead, he laid It sbmnd.be re- vamped "as aa independent es- labfohment" controlled by nine puSilc members of a bipartisan cofDmiaakon which, would .bin the postmaster-general. A key provision 'would give postal an elght-per-oeat pey.booit .over the government-wife incretae of six per cent wSch Nino into law .Wednesday'. -SALLANCHES, France (AB Jk huge avalanche ponged., from a-'mountainside on to a" children's sanatorium today, kiffing 72 most of them tubercular boys, as they slept Health Minister Robert Boulin reported the death toll; the high-, est .ever recorded in-Europe from an avalanche.1 The hoys .were under'the'age of 15. After 19 hours of digging through a'waH of 'snow and rock 60 feet high and 600 feet rescue workers had-recovered 19 mutilated bodies., 1 "There'.is no hope of.anyone surviving .-under that macs of snow and said- one po- lice lieutenant, as hundreds of. rescue workers dug wflh picks, shovels, cranes and The huge-slide also smashed Into one wing of the sanato- rium's main building, but .14 children and three adnks in that lection .were rescoed unhurt Helicopters flying over the area 25 miles, southeast of Ge- neva reported that a second great of -mow'was peiched' dangerously on .the ad- jacent mountainside. It threat- ened the main sanatorium build- ing. The building, which bouses adult patients, was ordered evacuated.- Comparatively mild weather, this winter has grren the Alps one of most disastrous tea- sons, with at least SO persons tiled In r The snowslide shortly, after midnight Wednesday night started at about feet above the Plateau d'Assy and rolled about feet down the slope, uprooting trees and dislodging boulders, mud and tree trunks as it gathered momentum, It struck two tuikfings, each bousing about M sleeping boys, and a chalet next door'where nurara and other were boused, At dtwn, reacne mey cocld hearpBs.for help; from under the aAiV. __ 2DO beds, ehfldren. in the Alps of France, is about W miies nortrroorthwest of Val d'Isere, where: an avalanche on Feb. 10 killed 39 siciers and in- jured 31 others as they sat at' HOUSTON 13's astronauts recharged a weak battery and.prepared other systems in their com- mand ship today for the unique and critical needed to bring their crippled craft back to earth" Friday. James LoveU, Fred Haise and John Swigert streaked toward a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean after an engine firing Wedesday nighi shifted them :off a course thai would have left them stranded in space. CHANGE COURSE With the veteran LoveU at the controls, they, fired tiidr. hear module engine for ,15 seconds and successiull'y changed course. Had that firing -and later course corrections failed, Apollo 13 would have missed earth'by 104 miles and.skipped off into space. .With that hurdle cleared, the astronauts turned all attention to-Friday's re-entry and land-' ing, scheduled for p.m. EST., Using flashlights to find their i way in the dart and' chilly 1 cabin, the -astronauts checked the three batteries in the com- mand ship that provide the power for the blazing dive through the atmosphere. They found two of. them at full 40- amp-bour strength, but the third with only about half that power available. TOLD TO fcECHARGE On a normal re-entry, they would require 70 to- 90 amp hours..So Mission Control told them to book up a cable to the power system of the hmar. mod- ale and recharge the weak bat- tery. -This process-win take about 15 hours and draV eight 'ABhougb the temperatures In tf cotonand ship, ynicfa was OKygm froin the sUiuy LJJ, were 50 de- grees, fiwaM Griffin aid the craft's systems aD appeared to be in good N-Arms Peru Buys Canadian Wheat LIMA (Reuters) The Pera- vian government- Wednesday authorized the import .of bushels of Canadian 'wheat.between July; June, 1S71I- "A government 'statement said the state' agrieufani 'service could import .the' and take an option on a further. tons at a base price of a bushel for Manitoba Northern'No, S and S2.65K a bushel for Manitoba Northern No.' 4. The sale, from the Canadian Wheat Board to will be fi- nanced over.three years at an interest rate of 6V4.per cent a .year. Thorrt Rtturrn. .UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) Secretary-General U Thant returned'to New York Wednesday night after a nine- day trip which took bun to the Philippines and Japan, his third foreign tour. this year. tnres in' the phmbing system looked he'reportod.V .'Two of 'the thrusters have.--' temperatures low enough so well have to beat them before pressurizing the system: But all these temperatures are going to rise when we apply some power to-the command module'with the batteries. The whole com- mand module looks good." ,Tbe command ship was disa- bled by. an'oxy- gen tank rupture in the attached service module. The accident knocked out fuel'cells which would have provided keg-life power. Without the cells, tie moon landing bad to-be.can- celled and the astronauts turned to (he hmar module supplies to keep tern alive and bring them borne. REMAIN OVRATIONS" LoveU, Haise and Swigert con- tinued.: to ration vital oxygen, water and power. They -had 'ample margins in an systems to complete the flight. But they knew a sudden loss of any-sys- tem would leave them in peril. to the final hours .of their jour- By me time Apollo' 13 has the atmosphere at feet Fri- day, they'll be travelling mfles an hour. the landing sKe in the Pacific Is about 580 miles southeast of Samoa. The U.S.: carrier Iwo Jima was steaming toward the area and expected to be on sta- tion Friday morning. "The entry and weaUw to- morrow U looking better all the Mission Control told the astronauts. "Very replied com- mander LoveU. All me astronauts slept for about six hours today. VIENNA The Unted and the Soviet Union opened talks today to see if key can check the- nuclear' race. President Ngoc told the Rus- sians he hopes the; nuclear ink- sile arsenals of the superpowers can be first limited and then re- duced.: The, two delegation opened the substaotiye ,the strategic artts limitatioo talks a cerenwoy in the ornate Belvedere Palace. They had-arranged the negotiations at a preliminary round in Hel- sinki during the winter. CWef U.S. delegate .Genrd Smith read' a message from Nixco pledging-bis "firm com- mitment; to. the. search for an early, equitable, verifiable said he had given Smith to ap- proach-the issue in the most comprehensive >manDer.'r The expected to coo- tinue for three months in Vi- enna, thro to' HeaaaU after a sammer pause. Both avles have indicated no agree-. meat is expected for months sad perhaps for yean, Srnith apd Semenov agreed to the first busrneas seasnn Friday afternoon in.the Soviet embassy, not far from the Bel- vedere Palace, f. second meet- ing was set M Monday morning at the U.S. embassy on the other town. No fixed schedule'was laid down for subsequent meetings, coufemce sources reported. It was expected there would be two or three a week, Mowing the Helsinki pattern. Unemployment Highest Since 1964 pUBLIC SCHOOlr DISTRICT secretary-lreesurer Cnmley saying the Alberta local authorities board "is something like our CHnooks" after K changed its mini for me umpteenth time on the wording of debenture the boatu to amenn current bylaws, also for the umpteenth lime Dare fkhnmn commenting about his wife Kiren'i condition, pregnant and overdue: "We'll probably have the first ready- made tewifler" Rioters Attack With Knives CAIXUTTA (AP) Members of a Hindu piixeaoun celebrat- ing the birthday of the god Rama went on the rampage, po- lice reported Thursday, and U persons were killed. Police opened fire as rioting spread through the small town of Chal- in Bihar state. The rioters attacked each other with knives, homemade bornbs and stones, and about 45 person waft in- Jondf pofioi tiid, 1 OTTAWA (CP) Unemptoy. meat rose by a farther last month to reach or 6.7 per cent of (he labor force, the highest since March, 1KH. A jofat report by the Domlo- km Bureau of SUtistics and (he manpower department said the BCTMtt at mid-March con- trasted with the trend hi recent yeari of showing little change or actually decnnnf between Fcbnavy and March, The jncredsed uieiit occurred despite usual spring mcreaees hi emptoyment in the trade, service and construction industries. Employment rication and other utilities, sot in forestry. At'.. inid-February, unemploy- ment totalled and amounted to 6.5 per cent of (he labor.force. A yeer ago, the March total 'was 4U.OOO, which was per cent of that month's labor force. The''latest employment pic-, tore in brief, with estimates in thoutandi: Mar. Feb. Mir. ,.............mi 1M Llboc force Employed Unemployed 542 526 The uaempioyroent rate rote seasonally-adjusted terms. The latter figure, taking into w- count variations from long-term seasonal employment trends, is of most interest to studying the performance of the economy as a whole. EQUALS OCTOBER Seasonally-adjured, Iba un- employment rale last monlh rose (o 5.1 per cent of the labor force, the same as it. was last October. The seasonally-ad- justed rate was 4.8 per cent in February and 4.5 per cent in January this In actual (erms, unemploy- ment showed some slight inv franoMt ta Atlantic Prairie provinces, but worsened in Quebec and British Cotumbia. regional unempjoyment rate eased to 10.8 per cent In the Atlantic provinces from 11 per cent fa February, matching' 10.S per cent in March last year. The Prairie rate tased frac- tionally to 5.2 per cent last month from 5.3 in February, but remained significantly higher than the 3.7 per cent .of the labor force In March last year. The British Columbia rate rose to seven per cent last nionUi, compared with S.7 in February and 55 la March last ;