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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta BUNNYow, FORECAST. HIGH WEDNESDAY NEAR 55. oCTLXV NO. 108 The lethbndge Herald LETILBK1DGIC, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 1972 PRICE NOT OVKK 13 CENTi> TWO SECTIONS-24 PAGES MISS TEEN CANADA 72 Lori Elaine Rowe of Vancouver B.C., wipes away tear from her eye afler being chosen Miss Teen Canada '72 in Toronto Monday nighl. Tracey Kalhleen Tol- cliard, 16, of Edmonton, was chosen firsl run- ner-up and Deborah Irene Dube, 16, of Saska- loon, was second runner-up. (CP Wircpholo) Senate group votes to end American air attacks halt reports conflict SHOOTOUT Body lies on Ihe slrccl in Montevideo, Uruguay, afler o predawn bailie belwcen securily force: and Tupamar guerrillas. Nine persons, including an army caplain were reported killed in Ihe ihooloul ihol raged for a-l hour around a district office of Ihe Comrnun- Isl parly. Bv MICIIAKI, PRKNTICE WASHINGTON (Reuler) The Senate foreign re- Inlions committee, in a display of bipartisan solidarity, voted 0 to 1 Monday niglit to end all spending on the Vietnam war by the cud of tliis action Mint would compel President Nixon to get out of Viet- nam if approved by Ihe. full Congress. But the Nixon administration maintained its efforts to juslify the bombing raids against the North. The U.S. government, in a reply to a Soviet pro- test thai American air raids damaged Russian mer- chant ships in Haiphong harbor, resetted any dam- age ils aircrait might have done to the Soviet ship- ping, but did not admit anything. At the same lime, the U.S. reply emphasized that the Soviet Union must share responsibility for the cur- rent massive north Vietnamese offensive against South Vietnam since it has supplied arms to the North. The lopsided vote of Ihe dovish Senate foreign re- lations committee, headed by arch J. Wil- liam Fulbriglit of Arkansas, launched the most wide- ly supported allempt yet to use the congressional powers of the purse to get the- United States out of Vietnam. Bombs essential The cut-off of funds within nine months would be subject only lo an agreement by North Vietnam and its allies lo release American prisoners of war. A similar mnve in Ibe Senate a year ago failed by only a handful of votes. This time its supporters believe it could succeed. But the proposal would probably meet with less favor in the House of Representatives, which has been more ready to go along with the president's handling of Ihe Nixon, while remaining silent him-self on Ibe latest escalation of the war, today sent another of bis chief spokesmen lo Congress to argue the administration's case for the renewed bombing of North Vietnam. Defence Secretary Mclvin Laird was scheduled lo tcslify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee 2-1 hours afler State Secretary William Rogers' appearance before Fulbrighf's panel, Rogers said the bombing was essential to defeat NnrlJi Vietnam's "massive invasion" and stressed (here would he no negnl.ial.ions wliilr- Ihe onslaught continued. Die reply lo Ibe Soviet Union's Mir damage lo four Russian merchant ships in Hat- phone reflects Washington's desire no' to aiilagonirn Moscow while at Hie same lime seeking to induce groalcr responsibility on Ihe, part of Ibe Soviet leader- ship. A nolc delivered in Moscow- Monday night said the U.S. air raids over North Vietnam wore not aimed at third countries. It added that the damage to Soviet shipping could well bave been inflicted by inaccurate Norlh Vietnamese- anti-aircraft fire. Jf any damage was caused lo foreign ships in Haiphong harbor by U.S. aircrafl. it was inadverlcct and regrettable, Ibe U.S. government said. Biologists eavesdrop on animal gahfest SAX DIFX10, Calif. (AP) Biologists are gather- ing secrets from Hie ocean here by dipping electronic cars beneath the waves lo eavesdrop on the ocean animal gabfosl. To tile uninitiated, flic cacnphon is so much snap, crackle and pop vvilli a bloop and squeak mixed in. But lo bioacousticians, such as Jim Fish and Bill Cummins at Hie U.S. Navy Undersea Research and Development. Centre, the marine dabble is a sym- phony filled with surprises. Rioacoustics was born early in the Second World uilh development of sonar and submariners' dis- covery Hint Ihe raucous sound of schools of snapping shrimp, which abound in the oceans of Ibe world, could hide a submarine's presence. SAIGON (AP) President Nixon lias suspended U.S. air attacks on Ihe. Hanoi-Kiiipbonr; area lo see if North Vietnam backs off from ilo general offen- sive in South Vietnam, U.S. mil- itary sources reported today. However, Defence Secretary Melvin Laird said today in Washington there is "no sub- stance" to the report of attacks Steel plant hinted TORONTO (CP) The Slcel Co. of Canada Ltd. said today thai plans for a major sleci- making complex In Alberta are slill a long way in the future. "It's very long a spokesman said. lie was expanding on com- incnls made Monday about Ihc plans al the company's annual meeting of shareholders. H. M. Griffith, chairman and chief executive officer, was dis- cussing the company's lang- rLnge plans when he said: "Tlie company's operations at Edmonton include stcclinaking and llic eapacily Ihei-e is in ex- cess of tons a year. Our slcelmaking in western O.nada will he expanded in Ihe foresee- able future and we are aclively planning for an integrated steel operation of major importance in that province." Mr. Griffith did not put a price tag on Ihe integrated oper- ation and did nol name a site. He made no other references to the project in his speech, In a slalemenl today, Mr. Griffith said: "It is Irue that Stelco has con- dueled a feasibility sludy and is aclively planning for an intcv- rated steel complex in Alberta when markcl condilions could juslify such a large investment, but we are looking into Ihe fu- lure. being suspended north of Ihe ZOlli parallel. lie said air strikes were continuing in Norlh Viet- nam but did not specify how deep the raids were. Informed of Laird's remarks In Washington, Ihe Saigon in- formants who first reported Iho suspension reconfirmed their in- formalion and said they stuck by il. The Saigon Informants said only a handful of strikes were Ilown Monday and today north of Ihc demilitarized zone and all of lliese below Ibe 19th parallel, 120 miles south of Hanoi. In Ihe South, U.S. pilots flew more than strikes Monday and Unlay. 1IKAVY RAIDS SUNDAY After Sunday's heavy raids on targets around Hanoi and Hai- plionfl, Nixon ordered all air ac- tion suspended above Ihe 20Lh parallel of latitude, GO miles south of Hanoi, tlie Saigon sources said. Military sources said there wore no signs of any Commun- ist withdrawals from the hattle- fields lo which political signifi- cance could he attached. How- ever, they said "enemy-initi- ated" actions had been reduced in level since Sunday. Norlh Vietnam's chief dele- gate to the Paris peace talks said Monday that if llic United Stales stopped the bombing of the Norlh and resumed (bo reg- ular weekly meetings of Ihe sus- pended talks, North Vietnamese polilburo member Lc Due Tho would return to Paris for more wilh Ihe secret negotiations Americans, But the chief U.S. delegate in Paris, Ambassador William J. Porter, indicated last week Iho Uniled States would not return (o Ihe table until North Vietnam called off ils military offensive. The Soviet Union meanwhile, announced today it will con- linuc to supply "necessary as- sistance and support" lo Norlh Vietnam despite an American declaration that nations furn- ishing weapons to Hanoi must, share (he responsibility for re- talialory U.S. air raids. EDMONTON (CP) Visions of a flood of money into provincial coffers through increased oil royalties ebbed a bit Monday when Premier Peter Lougliecd told Hie Alberta legislature that many petroleum leases won't be subject lo review until at least 19SO. lie said 75 per cent of the province's current oil production is covered by leases stipulating lhal royal- ties cannot exceed IG'b Progressive per cent of gross produc- tion. Tn Edmonton, W. K. Grumly, weslern region general man- ager for Slclco, said a final de- cision has nol been made on .1 location for a spiral weld pipe mill. Among the locations being considered is the east central Alberta communily of Cam- rose. 'Where's Natelf str urg By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The call for campus strikes to protest (he bombing of North Vietnam spread rapidly today after hundreds of American col- lege students look lo the streets Monday Lo protest continued U.S. involvement in Indochina. More than 100 students were ar- rested. "Not since Ihe Cambodian in- vasion in 1970 lias the Nixon government's aggression i n Asia so urgently demamlixl pro- test from the American said an editorial planned (or publication today by the Har- vard Crimson and seven other Ivy league newspapers. They called in Hie joint edi- torial for R "one-day morato- rium on business as usual Fri- day." In addition they urged "all Amercians to join In massive demonstrations of protest, in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco [his .Saturday or lo engage in some other effec- tive form of protest." The National Student Associa- tion also urged (he 50 leading U.S. universities lo strike and said it was planning mass mail- ings lo ils 515 member colleges to heed Lhe call. S BLASTED The former Social Credit ad- ministration was blasted o r committing what the premier described as "a serious error in judgement." in HM8 when it "unnecessarily agreed lo insert in petroleum and natural gas leases specific provision UiaL the maximum royalty rate would be limited on the petro- leum to a sixth of gross production.'' Opposition Leader Harry Strom, whose Social Credit ad- ministration was upset by Ihe Whispering Giant burns in crash From AP ADDIS ABABA (CP) An East African Airways VC-10, Britain's huge Whispering Giant, crashed and burned as it was taking off from this Ethio- pian capital for London via Rome, and Reuter news agency reported there were at least 8ii survivors. The Associated Press had re- ported at least GO passengers and. crew were killed and quoted eyewitnesses as saying there were 34 survivors, Reuter quoted authorities as Faying the plane was carrying fW passengers many of them British children returning after the Easter holidays, and a crew of making a total of 107 aboard. The plane had left Nairobi, Kenya, earlier this morning anil made ils [irst stop at the Ethio- pian capital, Conservatives last August, defended the act as necessary because ot market conditions 2] years ago. ''It is most important that we recognize what tlie circum- stances he said, "there was a very clear objective at that time, which was to try and gain for this province a de- velopment in an industry which hadn't really been doing very well in Alberta." Mr. Lmigheeri said that even liy 197G, at least half of the province's crude oil production will slill be under the maxi- mum royalty limitations. ''It will take as long as after 1980 before the situation can be reversed and the bulk ol crude oil can, be freed from maxi- mum royally restrictions." SALES TAX NEXT? The announcement again raised speculation of a retail sales tsx in Alberta, the only province wit houl one The lucrative royalties have been described as (he only thing which has kept the tax out since oil was found south of Ed- monton in 1947. Grant Nolley. leader of the New Democratic Parly, did not agree wilh tlie government's nothing could he the royally silua- claim (hat done about tion. ''Tlie efforts by the premier to hi a me t he former govern- ment arc an exercise in futility because Albcrtans win be anx- ious lo know what can lie done rather than who is to Mr. Nolley said. "The province clearly has the righl lo ask legislation which would amend llio contractual arrangements enlcrcri into b y the previous administration. Premier Lougliecd said his government intends, during the current session, to amend the Mines mid Minerals Act so "all future leases" will not he sub- ject lo the royalty restriction. Spacemen wrestle t. grein ,s HOUSTON' (AP) A guid- ance system problem that tem- porarily locked tlie Apollo 16 command .ship in one position solved today, but the astro- nauts were wakened more than an hour early to wrestle will) radio antenna trouble. Neither problem posed any Ihrcat to Ihc astronauts or to Ihc mission as Apollo lf> hurtled on toward a Wednesday rendei- voits wilh (he moon. They were the Ihircl and fourth gremlins, none of (hem .serious, to plague John Young, Charles M. Duke Jr. and Thomas K, Matlingly If on Iheir t w o -d a y -o 1 ri journey to tho moon's mountainous highlands. Karlicr, I liny reported paint Making off (he lunar lander Orion and that one nt 12 Inlches connecting the command anrl lunar ships was not fastened properly. Mission Control was having difficulty communicating with Apollo Ifi becnusn of an arilcnnn shifting problem. path toward the moon after the astronauts adjusted their course with a brief engine firing Mon- day. The spaceships, hooked nosc-to-nose, are lo lire into lunar orbit nL p.m. Wednesday. The next day Young ant! Duke are lo del arli Orion for Hie de- scent (o the surface, landing at p.m. EST in a mounlriin- i ingecl plateau of the Jlescarles plain, the highest region on the visible front side ot !bc moon. QUEBKC (CPl The Quebec government offered mnrc thnn S27 million in yalaiy incrcasus to about striking public servants today, as rlOO riot- equipped police ringed Ihe na- tional assembly and thousands of demonstrators converged on Iho assembly buildings. Initial reaction from the un- ions lo the new offer was cold. They termed some conditions "unacceptable.1' Ihe offer came at 7 a.m. negotiating session at a mote! in suburban St. Foy. As it was being discussed ai tlie hour-long meeting demonstrators were al- ready heading for the legisla- ture grounds. Some Quebec municipal and provincial police were standing by in case of trouble from [he sweling crowd, which numbered between and by mid-moi ninrj. A union crowd-control Ecnice was maintaining order among the demonstrators under the eye of police helmets and face-masks and carrying three- foot truncheons. assembly is due lo open a new session at, 3 p.m. today and the 1972-73 provincial budget is to be brought down tonight. CARHY I'LAC.AKDS The demonstrators were ar- riving hi large groups, march- ing up to the national assembly grounds carrying banners and placards. Police earlier had said they expected about 40.000 marchers. The contract offer included a "i increase in salaries, a ?1.2-million retraining program for teachers and others in the school sector and changes in the retirement plans that represent another S3.5 million in benefits. Salary increases lo individual workers range.1 from 5.3 per cent lo six per cent, with the biggest percentage increases going to the lowest-paid Louis Laberge, president ot the Quebec Federation of Labor, said at a news conference fol- lowing Ihis morning's talks that "at first glance the proposals appear lo be a long way from meeting the objectives sought by the unions." HULL CLASH At Hull, sinking Quebec teachers clashed today with students trying to get past pic- ket lines into a community col- lege in this ciLy on the Ottawa river. Teachers at the school, swinging two by four boards, repulsed (wo attacks by stu- dents shouting want in, we wan! In." The pOFl secondary slu- dcnls tried u gel through pic- ket lines established by the teachers parl of the strike of Quebec public servants In order lo write final examina- tions due to start today. y for campsites ur onix; Bureau KDMOXTOX I'on't look fcr Immediate- nf iirw provincinl 11'-- a belt-Hglilriiing year ami llio, lands niwl [orcsl.s the branch responsible for Al- berta's SI provincial parts, is among the hardest, bit by cost About tlie only tiling new uill be an increase in the fees for overnight camping. The fee i.s currently SI 50 with extra charges for electric hnok-up and sev.-age, to maxi- mum of about S2. A cabinet, order within a few weeks i.s expected to rales lo for fully-serviced campsites. S2 for a Kite plus a water source and washing fa- Apollo 17 continued (o streak rfcrper ialo space no 3 period LANOING SITE This is an artist's conception of the Apollo 16 Di scoTles landing iilc on Ihe moon where Ihe astronauts ore expcc'cd lo lond Thursday. North ii at Icfl. Tim view looks to Ills edit, (AP Wirflphoto) Pensioner dies in crossfire1 Frnm lir.l.FAST (CI'J Briliih froops reported they killed two guerrilla snipers in an nil day battle in Belfast Monday, but Ihn finding of a pensioner's body in the fighting area today cast some doubt on the claim. Security forces said Ihc body of an RO-vcar-old man, riddled with gunshol wounds, found al Ihe scene of the liatllo he- Iwcen British troops and Irish faipcrs. cilities. and SI per night for a site uith a table and stove but no running Tlie new rales will likely he in effccl hy Ih" IMay 24 ciul. Allan VTarnu-k. inini'tnr of lands snd forcsl.s praliclcd a new parks master will be completed by spring 1973. It v.ill catalogue existing fa- cilities in the province's 150.000 acres of parks, outline what is required to hiing existing parks up lo optimum develop- ment, and recommend a five to ]0 year program for develop- ment of new parks. A parks study team, for in- stance, will lie at Keho Lake a reservoir located between Bnrons and Picture Bulte in early fall lo sec whether il is worth developing as one of tho parks. Seen and heard Abouf town pOUCE miKF Halph Mi- chelson picking S p n Krickscn's pocket at a secur- ity seminar nine-year-old Dong Block in mourning lie- cause tic had his linir trimmed (iuntla I'rla Miuervising the noving cf he, lilac bushes. ;