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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY 65-70. The LetHbttdge Herald LKTUBiUDGK, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS FOUR SKC'bxS 56 PAG Moonship blazes back to HOUSTON CCP) three, Apollo 1C astronauts neorcd Hie end of their 1.2 million-mile voy- age lo Hie moon as Ihcy sped back to cat-Ill today for a sched- uled p.m. liST landing in the Pacific. Mission commander John Young and his crew of Charles Duke and Thomas (Ken) Mat- tingly were on course for the scorching re-entry aboard the spaceship Casper into the earth's atmosphere 76 miles above the South Pacific. Tlicy brought with them dis- coveries they believe will vastly enrich man's knowledge of the record haul of 2-15 pounds o! ancient moon and soil samp1 They feel it will give credence to the theory that volcanoes boiled long ago beneath the lunar surface. On the 10th day of the mission Wednesday, Young said: ''We've seen as much in 10 days as most people In 10 lifetimes." HAD LONGEST STAY lie and Duke had spent more than 70 hours on the moon, the ninth .ml 10th men to explore the lunar surface. Their slay was Ihe longest yet. The bull's" eye for the splash- flown was a spot 178 miles southeast of Christmas Island am1 miles south of Hawaii. During its till) and last full day in space today, the com- mand ship Casper was pulled increasingly faster through space by the earth's gravity. In the morning, its speed was up lo more than miles an hour. Oti a p p r o a c h i n g the earth's atmosphere at feet, the speed was to reach a blazing m.p.h. The Ihrce space travellers did some experiments Wednesday and answered 15 questions lire- pared by reporters covering the flight at the Manned Spacecraft Centre in Houston During (tie televised news conference, Young said (lie crew "had serious about whether Hie moon landing could be made last Thursday after it appeared that a backup system in (lie main rocket en- gine of the command ship had failed. Mission Control delayed the landing nearly six hours until it was determined nothing was seriously wrong. The engine worked perfectly in thrusting Apollo 16 out of moon orbit Monday. Asked abnul bis complaints about drinking too much potas- sium-laced orange juice, Young said: "Waif until you drink it day and night for two weeks and let me know what you think.1' The astronauts will fly by hel- icopter (rom ship Ticonderoga lo Hawaii and from Iliere to Houston, where (hey will arrive at s-Aa p.m. EST Saturday. The first moon rocks will arrive in Houston a few hours before the astronauts, at p.m. Satur- day. The command module will ar- rive in San Diego, Calif., May s and from there be shipped to Houston. SKN VIOII Ml'SKlE mfkc-s mistake beats rivals e out NO COMMENT Prims Minister Trudeau conlinued to soy no comment Wednesday lo rumors concerning tlie possibility of a June fed- eral election. (CP Wirephoto) Summer vote now appears In the cards VICTOR MACKII-: Ilcrnltl Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA A summer election now appears in the cards following the Liberal caucus, when govern- ment members of Parliament reported (hey were cau- tioned to he ready for an early campaign, by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. The election-charged atmosphere on Parliament Hill grew oven more tense as the regular Liberal caucus closed Wednesday without any definite word from Mr. Trudeau as to the date of the election. Liberal backbenchers, however, are becoming more ond more convinced that an election is coming very soon perhaps on June 27 or possibly in July, on the second Monday in Hie month, July 10. The prime minister turning aside reporters' persis- tent queries about the election dale, with an inscrutable smile and quoting poetry, was scheduled to lake of! Thursday afternoon for Alberta. He will visit Edmon- ton and Edson. The pre-election campaign is increas- ing in intensity. Progressive Conservative leader Robert Stanfield was in Winnipeg Wednesday addressing a fund-raising dinner. New Demoncratic Party Leader David Lewis was scheduled to visit London, and Brantford in On- tario on Saturday and Sunday. A veteran Liberal member told F. P. Publications, after the government caucus Wednesday, that wliilo the prime minister had not given any word as to the election date he dirl drop the tantalizing words "just be ready." Oilier Liberals confirmed they had heard Uic hint and concluded from the admonition thai the election was coming late in June or early in duly. The idea of an October date for the vote now ap- pears to have been discarded. The Liberal political campaign committee has been sharply split over a June election or an October cam- paign. Its co-chairmen were divided. Consumer Af- fairs Minister Robert Aralras is known to favor an October date while Regional Economic Expansion Min- ister Jean Marchand was promoting the June 27 date. There tias been also a division within the govern- ment over whether a pre-election budget should be in- troduced. From AP-REIJTEH BONN (CP) A jubilant Willy Brandt heat hack today an opposition attempt in the Western German parliament lo oust him as chancellor, scoring a personal victory and safe- guarding his peace policy for the time being. Opposition challengers failed by two votes lo win a denee motion in F.rrmdl. in a dramatic vote in I lie Bundestag, parliament's lower house. The o ..siiion won 217 votes but, needed 210 of Ihe 49S members. Brandt's triumph cleared the way for the ratification vote next week of his non-aggression treaties with Moscow and War- for the whole course of his policy of easing East- West tension. But Defence Minister Helmut Schmidt, the deputy lender of 11 r a n rt t 's Social Democratic parly, saiil Ihe prospect for rati- fication of the treaties "is as difficult now as before." Schmidt said he was certain that two members of the gov- ernment parties voted against Brandt while one Christian Democrat sided with him. CRUCIAL TREATIES Former c Ii a n c e 11 o r Kurt George Kicsingcr led the attack on Brandt in the debate before Ihe vote and based it on opposi- tion lo the two treaties, which recognize Germany's territorial losses at Ihe end of Ihe Second World War. The Christian Democrats con- tend that the treaties, which are crucial to the improvement of relations between West Ger- many and the Soviet bloc, give away loo much without gelling enough in return. Kiesinger snid (be Socialist chancellor should be repudiated because the treat- ies have neither a parliamen- tary majority nor a popular ma- jority among Ihe German peo- ple. The challenge lo Rrandl was led by Rainer Baral. leader of Ihe Christian Democrats against, the chancellor's coalition of So- cial Democrats and Free Demo- crats. From REUTEH-AP PARIS (CP) Tlie Vietnam peace talks resumed today after five weeks in abeyance, and the United Stales called in Hanoi to cease its invasion of South Viet- nam and withdraw Hs troops. But North Vietnam retorted it was "utterly absurd" to claim there is such an invasion. Xorth Vietnamese delegate Xuan Thuy charged it is the United Stales that "is conduct- ing a war of aggression in Viet- nam.'1 U.S. delegate William Porter said if progress can he acliieved on withdrawal of North Viet- n a m e s e troops, the United States would reduce "the level and intensity" of its 'retalia- tory response to that invasion." He called on the North Viet- namese to respond to his pro- posal now or at a new session of the peace talks May He warned that if North Vietnam refuses to "deal with the sub- stance of both the present inva- sion and general problems of Nixon uses WASHINGTON CAP) Presi- dent Nixon announced Wednes- day night plans to pull another 20.000 United States troops out of South Vietnam by July 1 and said the U.S. will keep on bomb- ing North Vietnam until Hanoi halls its "massive invasion" of the South. Nixon, in a televised address, appealed for country-wide sup- port for what he termed "this final challenge" to Ills program to get U.S. troops out of South Vietnam without "surrendering our friends to Communist ag- gression." Nixon portrayed the Commun- ist offensive in the South as a time of test in which Saigon they get continued U.S. air and naval help......will foil a desperate Hanoi gamble. His new t w o -m o n t h wilh- peace, including prisoners of the United Slates will break off the talks. U.S. CLAIM REJECTED Thuy called on President Kison' lo "honor the t'.S, en- gagement made in October, ISGfi. lo completely and uncondi- stop the bombing and all oilier acts of war'' against Nnrlli Vietnam. But neither Thuy nor Mine. Nguyen Thi Binh, the Viet Cong delegation leader, indicated in Ibeir comments any change in the long standing Communist, position, which calls for a fixed withdrawal date for U.S. forces, a halt in the support of Presi- dent Nguyen Van Tbieu and es- tablishment of a coalition gov- ernment in Saigon. Both sharply denounced Pres- ident Nixon's speech on Viet- nam Wednesday night, in which he said the first order of busi- ness today would be "lo get the enemy to halt his invasion of South'Vietnam and to return the. American prisoners of war." words drawal schedule will cut re- maining U.S. forces in South Vietnam to which be noted was less than 10 per cent of the authorized there when he look office in January. Hanoi's "one remaining Nixon said in words aimed at stateside critics, "is lo win in Ihe Congress of Ihe United States, and among the people of the United States, the victory they cannot win among the people of South Vietnam or on the battlefield in South Viet- nam." "The South Vietnamese have made great progress and are now bearing the brunt of the he said. "We can now see the day when no more Americans will be involved there at all WASHINGTON fHeuter) Senator Edmund Muskie, once regarded as Ihe leading con- lender for the Democratic presi- dential nomination, announced today lie is withdrawing from active participation in the re- mmnini: presidential primaries lint is nnl milling nul completely from the race. The Maine senator made his snnouncemenl following defeats Tuesday i" Massachusetts and TVniisyivaniH primaries on (lie heels of previous sclhacks. Muskie siii't he. does not have (lie money to continue cam- paigning in the remaining pri- ma ties. The senator's finances had de- teriorated badly since his set- backs in Ihe primary elections, which began March 7 in New Hampshire. But he said lie is not with- drawing his candidacy and he elcomc's campaign efforts on bis behalf in several small-state primaries and in states that choose their delegate lo the na- tional convention by state con- vt'r.tioiis or Muskie's announcement left Senator George McGovern of South Dakota as Ihe lop con- tender in the Democratic con- test. PARIS TAtKS START AGAIN peGce talks speak to newsmen 1: ference building in Paris Thursdc talks nfler a five-week suspension dor William J. Porter; lop right, delegate Phom Dang lorn; bolto Binh, chief of Ihe Viet Cong dele- chief North Vietnamese delegolr 'gates to the Parh entering the con- resumption of the 'eft, U.S. Ambassa- Viel-iomese chief Mrs. Nguyen Thi jn and Xuon Thuy, (AP Wirephoto) in river North renews assault Tlie body of an unidentified middle aged man who fell off the high level train bridge Ibis morning lias been spotted floating face down in the river. A city police conslable at the 'Bui I thought you were hrinrting back the ror.ksf l-'rom AP-REUTER SAIGON (CP) North Viet- namese forces renewed their at- tack below the demilitarized zone today. U.S. Navy ships bat- tled patrol boats in the Tonkin Hulf aw' American fighter bombers flew more strikes in- side North Vietnam. The U.S. command said three North Vietnamese patrol boats were sunk and a fourth heavily damaged Wednesday after they attacked Ihe cruiser Oklahoma City and the destroyers Richard Anderson and Gurke. The U.S. ships were not damaged, the command said. Xorlh Vietnamese tanks, artil- lery and infantry opened the fifth week of Hanoi's big offen- sive with allacks on four sides of Quang Tri City, South Viet- nam's northernmost provincial capital, 19 miles below Ihe DMZ. The weekly casually summa- ries issued today disclosed dial. Vietnamese forces suf- fered Iheir heavies! casualties of the war last week and Ihat American battlefield casualties were the heaviest in six months. The South Vietnamese com- mand reported I.I41I of its troops killed and wounded, a total for the last three weeks of the offensive of dead and wounded. The U.S. command said 10 Americans were killed in action and 78 wounded last week. Seen and heard About town X H I B IT I 0 N pavilion gioumlskeepcr Gerry llakze reminiscing his wife lost her slices at a dance par- ly Art Batty doing the Walnsi on the sun deck of Ihe Holiday Inn after a hose con- nection came apart, spraying water about tile area Jolnmy Walker of Fort Mac- leod looking for sponsors for his teen-age daughter's first international air race. scene said Ihe body was sucked under the surface of the river by currents just upriver from tbe highway bridge. Tlie incident was reported by a CP Rail telecommunications crew working near the bridge this morning. The Lelllbrirlge Fire Depart- ment was at Ihe scene with a rescue boat at II a.m. Search operations were continuing at press time. Mark Imlllo OTTAWA (CP) The Second World War's Battle of tbe Atlan- tic in which Canadians died will he cnmmc-iiMirak'd the 27lll time in services across Canada May 7. the defence de- partment announced today. The battle lasted most of tbe I931M5 war and is the one in which the Canadian navy di- rected most of its efforts. Glacier -park hearings booked OMAHA, Neb. CAP) Tha V.S. Park Service has invited public participation in a series of meetings and hear- ings June 27-29 lo discuss mas- ter plan and wilderness propo- sals for Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana. The midwest regional office said the proposal calls fcr de- signation of SD7.WO to Glacier's acres as- wilderness. The park forms Hie United Slates section of the Watcrton- Glacier International Peace Park, established in 1932 by presidential proclamation. Hearings and meetings are scheduled in Great Falls and Kalispell, Mont. Climate controlled city TORONTO (CP) The Star says a group of busi- nessman and firadeniics recommended that the federal build a climate controlled cily in (lie Arolie In provide year rourvi port fficililies (in Hudson Bay- Tn an Hir: neuspnper sajs Hin rrrnni- monrlalirm i-fime the (iieal Plains (, up alKint yr.irs In suggpsl, to Ihe federal gov- ernment ways of t tipping the wealth of the North. The proposed city, tentatively called North Port, uoiiUI bo located on the northwestern edge of Hudson Uay, Toe Star snys. The newspaper quotes an unnamed sourco as say- Ing the recommended site is at Chesterfield Inlet, about miles north of Winnipeg. Prijnr Minister Trmlcmi .in in mured in Toronto April r, thai sin hitlirm would he sjwnl lo unlock the. North's Cuban bombing incident Canada had no business apologizing OTTAWA The. Cana- dian government hail no bnsi- ncs to Cutui this month tor police at I inn', fol- lowing Ihe bombing nf liir Cuban Iradn cnn'.misMon in Montreal, say rome sources in- side, and outside government. .'he sources question whether the six Cubans arrested after an angry set-to with police, who were investigating the blast that, killed a Cuban mission em- ployee, should have br-en ac- corded immunity and freed. The aclinj; external minister, C. M, Uruuy, c..v pressed regrets lo Cuban Am- hassador Jose fie Cnssio for the intrusion ol invcs- tiivilinc police. That was April iwo days alter Ihe bombing inridcnl. Mr. Drnry told reporters gov- ernment officials had concluded after detailed study that the trade mission was entitled to consular immunity and that tbose a r r e st e d should be granted "the immunity of the premises." On tins brcsis, the federal gov- ernment interceded successfully In hive Quebec drop charges of Illegally possessing firearms and obslincting police. The record suggests th'ii pro- vincial officials went nlinm will" the fcflcr.-d with some misgivings. "Lei's not forget thai in dm present case, neither an em- bassy nor a consulate was in- Justice Minister .ler- ome Cliociiictlc told an April 7 news conference. "It was a question of a com- mercial delegation nod its diplo- matic status is perhaps pretty debalable and unmlaiii." Mr C ho q ii e t I e rcjec-lccl charges by Oibsn Premier Castro Ihat police had "brutal and fascist mcdi- b< "n Hint the federal goMTiuncnl was motivated in part by a de sire lo placate Premier Castro who. ir a speech the day after Ihe bombing, made some Ihrcat- references to the vulnera- bility of the Canadian embassy in Havana and its personnel. There also has been specula- tion thai the government feared Mr. I'iiMro might veto UUP pro- jects Ollnwii has been pushing with Havana: KxtracMtion of a uispcd tu the, liijactag of m Air Canada jetliner runto Dec. 2li and re- the IWl lion Ireaty Ml I I.TKHIOI! MOTIVE External affairs department official.' insist, nevertheless, that Ihe judgment concerning immunity of the trade office in- volved no ullc-rior tion.s. They say the trade post, since its establishment in litel, alwnys has been considered a sub-office of the I'lilum consulate eu-n though liicated on the rjih floor of an olficc. building across liio Urcct. XKAKS KKCdHI) Chief W a r r a n t Officer rhil Tniippe. 53, passed mile mark :n uv, :u-, n. (Mil. ill liis bid 1" M-l a roc-onl for linn disl.inrt walking. Ills piu.w-s slowed hut lie hoiies lo brnak tlie si-nidi- ualk record scl lust M.'Cki-ml l.almr .Ml' Ci-iiMsliaw cm rmclcn (rack nt Liver- pool, ;