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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta EUNKY FORECAST. HIGH WEDNESDAY NEAR 55. The LetKbtidge Herald VO o 1 08 LETIIBKIDGIC, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 1972 PRICE NOT OVKK 10 CENTJT TWO SECTIONS -24 PAGES MISS TEEN CANADA '72 Lori Elaine Rowe of Vancouver B.C., wipes away fear from her eye afler being chosen Miss Teen Canada '72 in Toronto Monday night. Tracey Kathleen Tol- chard, 16, of Edmonton, was chosen first run- ner-up and Deborah Irene Dube, 16, of Saska- toon, was second runner-up. (CP Wirepholo) Senate group votes to end American air attacks halt reports conflict By MICHAEL PRENTICE WASHINGTON (Reuler) The Senate foreign re- lations committee, in a display of bipartisan solidarity, voted 9 to 1 Monday night lo end all spending on the Vietnam war by the end of this action that would compel President Nixon to get out of Viet- nam if approved by Ihe full Congress. But the Nixon administration maintained its efforts to justify tiie bombing raids against die 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, regretted any dam- age its aircrai't might have done to the Soviet ship- ping, but did not admit anything. At the same lime, the U.S. reply emphasized thai 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. Tlie lopsided vote of the dovish Senate foreign re- lations committee, headed by arch war-critic J. Wil- liam Fulbrighl of Arkansas, launched the most wide- ly supported attempt yet to use the congressional powers 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 to release American prisoners of war. A similar move in llic Senate a year ago failed by only a handful of votes. This time its supporters believe it coulri succeed. Bui the proposal would probably meet with less favor in the House of Representatives, lias been more ready to go along with the president's handling of Ihe war. Nixon, while remaining silent himself on Hie latest escalation of the war, today sent another of liis chief spokesmen to Congress to argue the administration's case for the renewed bombing of North Vietnam. Defence Secretary Melvin Laird was scheduled to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee --just 2-1 hours after State Secretary William Rogers' appearance before Fulbright's panel, Rogers .said the bombing was essential to defeat North Vietnam's "massive invasion1' and stressed there would be no negotiations wliiln the onslaught continued. The U.S. reply lo Ihe Soviet Union's orolcsf. at, Mir damage lo four Russian merchant ships in flat- phone reflects desire not to aiitagonirn Moscow wliilc at the same time seeking to induce greater responsibility on tho part of the Soviet leader- ship. A note delivered in Moscow Monday night said the U.S. air raids over North Vietnam were not aimed at third countries. It added that the damage to Soviet shipping could well have been inflicted by inaccurate North Vietnamese anti-aircraft fire. Jf any damage was caused lo foreign ships in Haiphong harbor by U.S. aircraft, it was inadvertent and regrettable, the U.S. government said. SHOOTOUT Body lies on tho streel in Montevideo, Uruguay, after o predawn bailie between security forcei and Tupamar guerrillas. Nine persons, including an army captain were reported killed in Ihe ihootout ihof raged for an hour around a district office of Ihe Commun- ist parly. SAIGON (AP) President Nixon lias suspended U.S. air attacks on tiie Hanoi-Hiiiplioug area lo see if North Vietnam backs off from its general offen- sive in South Vietnam, U.S. mil- itary sources reported today. However, Defence Secretary Melvin Laird said loday in Washington there is "no sub- stance" to the report at attacks Steel plant hinted being suspended north of the 20tli parallel. He said air strikes were continuing in North Viet- nam but did not specify how deep the raids were. Informed of Laird's remarks In Washington, the Saigon in- formants who first reported the suspension reconfirmed their in- formation and said they stuck by it. The Saigon informants said only a handful of strikes were !lown Monday and today north of the demilitarized zone and all of these were below tlie 13th parallel, 120 miles south of Hanoi. In Ihe South, U.S. pilots flew more than strikes Monday and loday. HEAVY RAIDS SUNDAY After Sunday's heavy raids on targets around Hanoi and Hai- phong, Nixon ordered all air ac- sccrel negotiations wilh Americans, But the chief U.S. delegate in Paris, Ambassador William J. Porter, indicated last week tho United States would not return to the table until North Vietnam called oil its military offensive. The Soviet Union meanwhile announced today it will con- linue to supply "necessary as- sistance and support" to North Vietnam despite an American declaration that rations furn- ishing weapons to Hanoi must share the responsibility for re- taliatory U.S. air raids. that plans for a major steel- making complex in Alberta are slill a long way in Hie future. "It's very long a spokesman said. lie was expanding on com- ments made Monday about tha plans at the company's annual meeting of shareholders, H. M. Griffith, chairman and chief executive officer, was tlis- cnssing the company's long- range plans when he sakl: "Tlie company's operations at Edmonton include steelmaking and the capacity there is in ex- cess of tons a year. Our steelmaking in western will be expanded in the foresee- able future and we are actively planning for an integrated steel operation of major importance in that province." Mr. Griffith did not put a price tag on the integrated oper- ation and did not name a site. He made no other references to the project in his speech. In a statement today, Mr. Griffith said: "It is true that Stelco has con- ducted a feasibility study and is actively planning for an inlev- rated steel complex in Alherta when market conditions could justify such a large investment, but we are looking into the fu- ture. In Edmonton, W. K. Grundy, western region genera] man- ager for Stelco, said a final de- cision has not been made on a location for a spiral weld pipe mill. Among the locations being considered is the east central Alherta community of Cam- rose. south of Hanoi, the Saigon sources said. Military sources said (here wore no signs of any Commun- ist withdrawals from the battle- fields to which political signifi- cance could he attached. How- ever, they said "enemy-initi- ated" actions had been reduced in level since Sunday. North Vietnam's chief dele- gate to the Paris peace talks said Monday that if the United States slopped the bombing of the North and resumed (ho reg- ular weekly meetings of the sus- pended lalks, North Vietnamese Politburo member Le Due Tho would return to Paris for more EDMONTON (CP) Visions of a flood of money into provincial coffers through increased oil royalties ebbed a bit Monday when Premier Peter Louglieed told the Alberta legislature that many petroleum leases won't be subject lo review until at least 1930. He said 75 per cent of the province's current oil production is covered by leases stipulating that royal- ties cannot exceed urg 'Where's By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The call for campus strikes to protest the bombing of North Vietnam spread rapidly today after hundreds of American col- lege students took lo the streets Monday to protest continued U.S. involvement in Indochina. More Ihan 100 studenls were ar- rested. "Not since the Cambodian in- vasion in 1970 has tile Nixon government's aggression i n Asia so urgently demanded pro- test from the American said an editorial planned for publication today by the Har- vard Crimson and seven other Ivy league newspapers. They called in the joint edi- torial for a "one-day morato- rium on business as usual day." In addition they urged "all Amercians to join In massive demonstrations of protest in New York, Angeles, and Sail Francisco this Saturday or lo engage in some other effec- tive form of protest." The National Student Associa- lion also urged (he 50 leading U.S. universities lo strike and said it was planning mass mail- ings lo iis 515 member colleges to heed the call. per cent of gross produc- tion. 50CRE11S BLASTED The former Social Credit ad- ministration was blasted for committing what the premier described as "a .serious error in judgement" in 1948 when it "unnecessarily agreed (o insert in petroleum ar.d natural gas leases specific provision that 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 the Whispering Giant burns in crash From ADDIS ABABA (CP) An East African Airways VC-10, Britain's huge Whispering Giant, crashed and burned as it was laking off from this Ethio- pian capital for London via Rome, and Reuler news agency reported there were at least 813 survivors. The Associated Press had re- ported at least CO passengers and. crew were killed and quoted eyewitnesses as saying there were 34 survivors. Renter quoted authorities as saying the plane was carrying ftfi passengers many nf them British children returning after the Easter holidays, and a crew of a total of 107 aboard. The plane had left Nairobi, Kenya, earlier this morning and made its first slop al Ihe Ethio- pian capital, Progressive Conservatives last August, defended the act as necessary because of market conditions 21 years ago. ''It is most important Lhat we recognize what the circum- stances he said, "there was a very clear objective at that time, which was (o try and gain for this province a de- velopment in an industry which hadn't really been doing very well in Alberta." Mr. Lougheed said that even by 197Gr at least half of the province's crude oil production will slil! be under the maxi- mum royalty limitations. "It will take as iong as after 1380 before the situation can be reversed and the bulk of crude oil can be freed from maxi- mum royalty restrictions." SALES TAX NEXT? The announcement again raised speculation of a retail sales tsx in Alberta, the only province without one, The lucrative royalties have been described as Hie only thing which has kept the tax out since oil was found south of Ed- monton in 1947. Grant Notley. leader of the New Democratic Party, did not agree with the government's claim (hat nothing could be done about the royalty situa- tion. ''Tlie efforts by the premier to blame the former govern- ment are an exercise in futility because Albcrtans win be anoc- ious to know what can tie done rather than who is to Notley said. "The province clearly has (he right lo ask legislation which would amend lite contractual arrangements entered into b y the previous administration." Premier Louglieed said his government intends, during the current session, to amend the Mines and Minerals Act so "all future leases'1 will not be sub- ject to the royalty restriction. ceifien 'wrestle with, Biologists eavesdrop on animal gabfest SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) Biologists are gather- ing secrets from the ocean here by dipping electronic cars beneath tho waves lo eavesdrop on tlie ocean animal gabfest. To tiie uninitiated, flic cacophon is sn much snap, crackle and pop wilh a bloop and squeak mixed in. But to bioacoustieians, such as Jim Fish and Bill Cummins at tlie U.S. Navy Undersea Research and Development Centre, the marine dabble is a sym- phony filled with surprises. Bioacoustics was born early in the Second World. War development of sonar and submariners' dis- covery lhat the raucous sound of schools of snapping shrimp, which abound in tlie oceans of I he world, could hide a submarine's presence. HOUSTON (AP) A guid- ance system problem that tem- porarily locked the Apollo 1C command ship in one position was solved today, but the astro- nauts were wakened more than an hour early to wrestle with radio antenna trouble. Neither problem posed any threat lo the astronauts or to llic mission as Apollo lf> hurtled on toward a Wednesday vous with (he moon, They were the third and fourth gremlins, none of Ihcm serious, to plague John W. Young, Charles M. Duke Jr. and Thomas K, Mattingly If on their t w o -d a y -o 1 d journey to tho moon's mountainous highlands, Earlier, I hey reported paint Making off (lie lunar lander Orion and that one of 12 Intehes connecting the command anrt lunar ships was not fastened properly. Mission Control was having difficulty communicating with Apollo ifi because of an antenna shifting problem. nen wrestle witli gremlins patli toward Ihe moon after Hie nosc-to-nose, are (o lire into scent (o llic surface, landing al astronauts adjusted tticir course lunar orbit at p.m. p.m. EST in a uiminlain- with a brief engine firing Mon- Wednesday. ringed plateau of the Descartes day. The next, rlrjy Young ant! Duke plain, tiie highest region ou the The spaceships, hooted fire lo delarh Orion for tlie tie- visible front side of Ihe moon. Trouble feared Mav 24 wr-ek- niH. Allan Warrack, minister of lands fnrrsls prcdiclcd 3 new parks master plan will be completed by spring 1973. It will catalogue existing fa- cilities in the province's acres of parks, outline what is required to bring existing parks up lo optimum develop' Jiient, and recommend a five to 3fl year program for develop- ment of new parks. A parks study team, for in- Fiance, will be at Keho Lake a reservoir oca test between Barons and Picture Butle in early fall to sec whether SI is worih developing as one of tha new parks. Apollo 17 continued to streak deeper Into space no 3 perfect IANDING SITE This an artist's conception of the Apollo 16 Di scorles landing site on Ihe moon where Ihe ore expected to land Thursday. North is at left. Tim view Eooks to tha (AP Wirephoto) BKLFAST fCP) British troops reported they killed two guerrilla snipers in an all-day battle in Belfast Monday, but the finding of a pensioner's body in the fighting area today cast some doubt on the clnim. Security forces said Ihe body of an Bft-y ear-old man, riddled with gunshot wounds, was found al the scene1: of the battle be- tween British troops find Irish snipers. Seen and heard About town pOLICE CHIEF Halph Mi- cholsrw picking S v r n Krirkscn's pocket at a secur- ity seminar nine-year-old Dong Block in mourning be- cause had his hnir trimmed (iumla I'cla supervising the jnoving of hcv lilac bushes. ;