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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHUIDG! HMAID Mwiday, April JO, WO------- Trouble Mars War Protest By THE CANADIAN PKESS The advocates of revolution wrenched the spotlight from the proponents of immediate reform in two Canadian cities during the weekend as violence dis- ruplcd attempls to hold peaceful demonstrations against the war in Vietnam. The of the revolutionary thoughts of Chinese leader Mao Tse Tung call their organization the Canadian Communist Party with police in Oltawa and with anti- war demonstrators in Vancou- ver Saturday. Another anti-war demonstra- tion in Edmonton went more smoothly as a nalive organiza- tion joined leftists and other anti-war sympathizers to con- demn the Tnideau government for "complicity" with American participation in the Vietnamese war. In Montreal, a small group of demonstrators, 'some wearing gas or surgical masks, staged a peaceful march to protest the Quebec, government's silence on the war. PaiUcipanls in the four dem- onstrations were estimated at more than in Ot- tawa, 600 In Edmonton, 300 in Vancouver and 50 in Montreal. Protest Bomber Flights NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. (CP) _ About 200 demon- strators gathered at the North Battleford Airport Sunday to protest the United States Stra- tegic Air Command low-level training flights by B52 bombers over Saskalcliewaa and Al- berta. The demonstrators, mostly in their twenties, from Prince Albert, Regina, Saska- toon and Moose Jaw. A email Dumber of North ErtUeford res- idents took part in the march and picketing of the SAC ground mstallaiions, which con- tain the radar and computers for electronic scaring of the training flights. A group of ca demon- strators argued with the pro- testers and removed signs placed on the vans containing the equipment. The demonstrators read a resolution asking the Canadian government to talte steps im- mediately to end Canada's complicity in the Vietnam War in particular to end the training flights over Canadian (Oil. A large number of Sunday motorists turned out to watch the demonstration, the second beM in North Battleford against the flights. For about of those dem- onstrators the focal point was predominantly the demand for U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam and an end to Canadian military co-operation with the U.S., on the grounds that Canada is indi- rectly participating in the war. The emphasis was generally on bringing peace to Southeast Asia. THESE WANT ESCALATION For the Maoists, who num- bered between 75 and 100 welt disciplined militants in Ottawa and between 25 and 30 in Van- couver, the main themes were "escalate the war" in Vietnam and fight for an overthrow' ot "imperialist" and "fascist" governments everywhere. The war they say they want escalated in Vietnam is the "war .of national liberation" being fought by the prc-Com- munist forces in Southeast Asia. They oppose both Western and Russian "fascism." In Ottawa 16 persons .were charged after a violent, bloody clash between the police and Maoists brandishing red flags and copies of Thoughts of Chair- man Mao. Protesters swung fists and the poles from their placards while Ottawa police swung billies. A number of combatants on both sides were bruised and bleeding. In Vancouver rain dampened the enthusiasm of demonstra- tors and scuffles with Maoists effectively ended the proceed- ings. Hundreds Executed By Govt. Forces BA NAM, Cambodia (Reu- fers) Hundreds at bodies which floated down the Mekong River the last week came from the tiny island of Ta Conor aod were those of victims of a aeries of execution by Cambodian government forces, local resi- dents reported Ta Cbbor, Cambodian for "Old it four upstream from the tar; eras- ing at Neak Leounf, where at HEROES HONOUD The Apollo 13 crew and Presi- dent Nixon al attention after the President awarded the spacemen trm Medal of Freedom at ceremonm in Honolulu, left to right: Fred W. Haise Jr., lunar module pilot; James A. tovell Jr., commander; President Nixonj and John L Swigert Jr., command module pilot. Apollo 13 Astronauts Begin Report On Their Near-Tragic Lunar Trip Police Say Under Guard WINDSOR, Ont. (CP) United States Vice-Consul Wil- liam A. MiteheU, posted in Windsor, has been under provin- cial police guard since Thurs- day, a provincial police spokes- man said Sunday. Reporters trying to call Mr Mitchell at his home were told by the OPP he was not ayaila tie and would remain iiider their protectiou for "an indefi- nite period." Saturday night, Mr. Mitche! denied reports he had said al American consulates had been under guard since Thursday be- cause of threats. By HOWARD BENEDICT HOUSTON (AP> The Apollo 13 astronauts began tell- ing specialists today what hap- pened on their near-tragic space After the demonstration had flight, a journey they feared they might not surnve. After a joyous homecoming Sunday night, James A. Lovell, Fred W. Haise and John L. Swigert met with space centre officials. The first debriefing session started at 8 a.m. and trated on events leading up to the oxygen tank explosion that placed the astronauts' lives in marched IK miles through the city opposing factions tried swinging with each other as they pushed up and down the steps of the city courthouse trying to gain control of the speakers's platform. There were no apparent inju- ries and no arrests were re- ported. In Edmonton, Art a young Indian member of the Native Youth League, told dem- onstrators that rape and murder are being committed by whites in Vietnam just u whites have committed those crimes against Canadian natives. "Invaders" either In 1482 or row "do not mva4e for the good of those they Invade; they do it for be Two Killed In Alberta Accidents By The Canadian Press At least two persons died ac- cidentally in Alberta during tin weekend, both in traffic. TiUie Belkin, 84, of Calgary was hit by a car as she was crossing a city street. Donald Robert Jones, 25, of Okotoks, died in a single-ve- hicle accident about 15 miles south' of Calgary. jeopardy. What the istronauls report may hehi.pinpoint the cause of the accident which aborted man's third moon-landing at- tempt. A ISO-man team of ex- perts here continued to search for clues in radio data and pho- tographs taken by the space- men. On the astronauts will meet with representative: of a high-level review, board named to investigate the mis- hap. Lovell, Haiae and Swigert re- turned to their homes near the Manned Spacecraft, Centre Sun- day night after a flight from Honolulu. They were greeted by more than persons who gathered at nearby Ellington Ah- Force Base. Lovell told the crowd: "Needless to say, Jack and Kred and I are very proud and glad to be back here in Texas tonight because there were many times when we really didn't think we'd make It back here." "Ami I can say with all sin- the Apollo commander added, "we would not be here if it was not for the people on the ground, in M i s s i o n Control Centre, helping us all the way." IE was the fourth welcome since the spacemen returned safely to earth Friday with a lull's-eye splashdown in the Pa- cific. The others were aboard the recovery carrier Jima, on their first landfall in Samoa, and in Honolulu where Presi- dent Nixon Saturday gave them the country's highest civilian award, the Medal of Freedom. The president praised their poise and skill in bringing their spaceship in after it was dam- aged last Monday night miles from home. Nixon took the wives at Lovel end Haise and the parents bachelor- Swigert to Honolulu to greet the astronauts. Churches around the worlt Sunday offered prayers o thanksgiving for the safe return of the spacemen.' Space Administration's Langley Centre in Hampton, Va., was named Friday to head the Apollo 13 review board that rill investigate the accident. Cortright said he plans to Edgar 'Cortright, director meet in Washington with NASA Administrator Thomas Paine and his assistant, George Low, to begin selecting the board members and determining what other support personnel will be necessary to conduct this inves- tigation." Cortright said he would be at the space centre Tuesday to talk with the astronauts. 50 ADDED TO TEAM The space agency added 59 members Sunday to an original 100-man mission evaluation team which is analysing evi- dence to determine what caused the No. l oxygen tank in the spaceship'! service module to bkrw up. The expksta wiped but the command ship's main oxygen and power supplies and forced the spacemen to rely on the sys- tems of the lunar module for survival during the four days it took them to get back to earth. The investigation wiil centre on the oxygen tank and its electrical and plumbing systems tank .which burst at a pres- sure of pounds a square inch, damaging an adjacent ox- ygen tank and blowing out a 10- :6ot-Iong panel on the side of the service module. COLEMAN CAMPING EQUIPMENT PANCAKE TUESDAY Marshall-1 NASA released black and white pictures that the astro- nauts snapped of the service module when, they separated from it before re-entering the atmosphere. The photos, printed from color negatives, are poorly lighted. But one of them hints of the se- verity of the explosion. It shows the gaping hole left by the panel blowout. Abo visible are the power-producing fuel cells that were made inoperative by the rupture. Wires, pipes and dangling in- sulation material are visible, too, but the area where the oxy- gen tank exploded is in dark- ness. BEST OF 2S TAKEN Astronaut James McDlvitt, bead of the space centre's Apollo program office, said the two photos are the best of 23 stills made by the Apollo 13 crew. But officials hope for better hick from motion picture foot- age to be developed later this week. In Ottawa, An RCMP bffida said the American Embassy staff has been given no specia protection, nor has Che embassy itself. About 70 Ottawa police guarded the embassy Saturda during a violent demonstration staged by about 79 Maoists, bi only about a dozen were hand before Fighting started. east 400 bodies" beta ghted in the Mekong River. The residents said they heard brief bursts of shooting nightly to the island, which is normally uninhabited but where local is her men sometimes farm small plots of corn during the the residents said they heard snooting for the first time Fri- ay, April 10, and it continued or five nigfrfa The shooting occurred several hours after the arrival from the direction of Phnom Penh, 45 miles upstream, of a river pas- senger boat containing about 100 persons of Cambodian and Yiet- lamese origin escorted by Cam- bodian soldiers, the resident! said. MEET IN MID-STREAM The wooden-built vessel had a mid-stream rendezvous with a mall Cambodian naval patrol before disembarking its ussengers, they added. The naval vessel moved down- stream to a parent ship stand- ing guard at the ferry crossing, and returned later to the island with a lecand patrol boat, they related. The navy personnel then di- sembarked, the residents said, and shooting later broke out Cambodian Information Min- ister Trinh Hoanh (old reportcn Thursday the bodies seen in the Mekong. River thrown in by Viet Cong guerrillas after skirmishes it a series of river posts further upstream. He denied suggestions tht bodies were those o( local Viet- namese murdered by Cambodi- ans. Quints Thriving SHEFFIELD, England (AP) Quadruplets born to Mau- reen Shipley, 33-year-old school teacher who took a fertility drug, were reported doing well. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 38 .ABOVE SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET LetkbrUge..... 50 Pincher Creek 49 30 .1 Medicine Hat SO 32 Edmonton.....50 28 Calgary.......- 47 28 Victoria.......50 38 Pentidon...... 57. 38 Cranbrook.......54 S3 Prince George 52 27 Kamloops..... 60 43 Vancouver..... 51 44 Saskatoon..... 47 30 Winnipeg...... 33 Free Pancakes, Syrup and Coffm ON THE "NEW" Coleman Cart MA Aluminum GRIODLt 0 Prepared by Phil MacNaughton, the Fgctory Coleman Expert, Three Burner CAM? STOVE ROAST BEEF ON A BUN Prepared In the New Folding CAMP OVEN By Coleman Servtd Approximately p.m. FREE DRAW COUMAN COOLER nnd JUO Open Thursday and Friday Till 9 p.m. MARSHALL WELLS 318 6th S, Phone 327-6727 HALE OPTICAL COMPANY ITD Percy Rlplty DTsptiuInf Optician 307 6lh St. S. 327.7112 HAPPY B I R T H D AY TO ME RoltMl Micheiwr, cele- brated his birthday SOB- diy, blows oat the candles on his cake at G T e r nment House criebratim'tn Ottawa, It wat a birthday of ether Mr. Michentr became fmtnot general of Canada April 17. FARMERS MERCHANTS TRUST 309 7rti StreM 321-5541 Branches at Calgary. Red Dter, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lithbridje, Medicine Hit, Montreal Member of Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Liberal Women Disband RED BEER (CP) Faced with a dwindling working mem- jership, the Alberta Women's1 [liberal Association Saturday decided to disband. Meeting for their annual con- vention in Red Deer, 19 mem- bers voted 11 to 7 with one ab- stention in favor of discontinu- ing as a separate organization. Attending were delegates from four of the five Liberal women's clubs in the province. Unlil disbandment, there were clubs in Calgary, Medicine Hat and Drumheller. Edmonton had two. Only delegates from Drum- heller failed (o attend. Also at the convention was Mrs. B. E. MacdonaM .of Ol- tawa, national president of the Women's Liberal Federal ion of Canada. In using the women to dis- band, Mrs. Macdonald said that over the years she had come lo feel that the majority ol worn en in the Liberal Federation of Canada were only in the or- ganization for the status of be- longing, not to work for the party. Ontario Is the only other province where tlie Women's Liberal Association has dis- banded. "I want a Libcr'al party of Mrs. MacdonaM said. "Women were created (o work hand in hand with men why not in politics IOD? What good will we do if we each work in separate Mrs. Macdonald said the Na lional Liberal Federation feels that women should join the na lional party as a whole, as should young people, rather than being in a separate group called young Liberals, to stimu- late the national orgmiiation. Thunder Bay Toronto Ottawa........i 49 Montreal...... 51 Chicago.......55 Miami......... 79 .01 .26 .03 321.01 40 31 .38 44 37 .92 33 32 44 76 .56 SYNOPSIS Present indications are that the weather pattern will be- come more settled by Tuesday' afternoon or Wednesday aa a ridge of high pressure builoi over Alberta. FORECAST LetbMdge-Medidne Hat Cindy, rain wet now. clearing In afteraM, cod. Light Low Letkr bridge, Mediciae M4S. Columbia, Kootenay-Ctoudy with a few showers today. Sun- ny Tuesday with a few after- noon cloudy periods. Winch light Low tonight and high Tuesday at Cranbrook 28.53. Casllegar A Little Pull... Goes A Long Way! MODEL 160 TRAVEL TRAILER Sleep. 6 Ungth: U' Width: 7'6" Iniide Height: 6'2" Weight: Ibs. Hitch Weight: 260 Ibt. DOWN A DAY TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE UcoHd at OfNEMl FARM SUPfllB COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the mounlain area. This includes all bridge district are bare and wt. Highway 1 Canada Highway Calgary to Revel- sloke is bare and In good con- dilion. Banff Radium and Banff Jasper highways are bare and In good condition. Creslon Salmo highway Is bare and in good condition. Snow tires or chairs are re- quired when travelling in any ski resort access roacls. There Is a 75 per cent load- fag restriction on the foDoiving highways: Highway S Ma- grath lo Cardslori, Highway 21 from Vulcan to the junction of Highway 1. Highway 61 from the junction of Highway 4 to Foremost. From one mile south of Foremost (o Monyberries and Highway C2 from Magrath to Del 13onila. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Cnutts, 24 hours; Camay 9 n.m. to 6 p.m. MST; Chief Mountain closed. Del Bonita 9 a.m. lo 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to I p ra.; Kingsgale, B.C., 14 houn; PorthUl-Ryktrta a.m. It midnight; (or winter, ;