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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta CHILDREN EMOTION AS SOLDIERS EMBRACED By THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON Red joy and tears greet- ed Canadian soldiers when they returned to the city Tuesday after serving with the International Commis- sion cf Control and Supervision in Vietnam. For Captain and Mrs. Norman Altenhoff of Moose the minion was'that typical for men re- turning home. For their two-year-old Heath' it was not that simple. When her father lifted her up in his she did not remember him at first and grabbed for her mommy. after a minutes the girl was laugh- ing-and playing on her father's knee. Sitting in the hot passenger lounge at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton before the flight arrived from Mrs. Altenhoff said the extra 40 minutes she had to wait because of the airplane's delay made little difference. you've been waiting for a few min- utes more make little she said. 'Can't supervise can't supervise a said Colonel James Morrow of Quebec following his arrival after a 30-hour flight from Saigon in a Canadian Forces Boe- ing 707. As the plane touched down a hour late at Toron- to's Canadian Forces Col. Morrow and 92 other forcer members cf the ICCS were met by about 100 welcomers. There was pandemonium in the terminal as fam- ilies cf 10 Trenton-area men embraced the still dressed in jungle shorts and carrying exotic sou- venirs. Straw native Vietnamese crossbows and Chi- nese communist rifles were among the keepsakes carried by the men as they entered the reception room. Comments on the situation in Vietnam were kept to a vath only the colonel remarking. Never- neither he nor his men felt frustrated cominfl he said. only knows we did our So Major-General Duncan home after six months as commander of Canadian Forces on the ICCS. summed up Canada's vain attempt at bringing peace to Vietnam. 'He spoke to reporters moments after a jetload of soldiers got off their flight from Saigon and shook hands with External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp and marched behind a piper into an airport wait- ing room full cf eager wives and familes. Among the homecoming contingent were Captains Fletcher Thomson of Ottawa and Ian Patten of Toron- both held captive for 18 days by the Viet Cong. Iran could step in Capt. Thomson displayed the black pajamas he wore as a prisoner. They now are emblazoned with Canadian flag. After landing in Vancouver and clearing Gen. McAlpine expressed little hope for the future in Vietnam. is no peace in and would not be until both sides begin showing good faith in the truce he said. an ally of the United may have agreed to replace Canada on the Vietnam truce-observation official sources reported today. But wheth- er the Communists accept the Iranians is not known. President Nixon selected Iran for the tour-nation International Commission of Control and Supervision ICCS and the South Vietnamese government agreed. U.S. sources said the request for concurrence from the other two signers of the Jan. 27 ceasefire agree- ment was made to the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong delegations in Paris. Their response was not yet known. Reuters news agency quoted a South Vietnamese foreign ministry spokesman as dismissing reports that Iran has been chosen as Canada's replace- ment. far as we know this is just press speculation and there is nothing official yet on Canada's replace- Reuter quoted the Nguyen Bich as telling reporters today. Hanoi charged the United States with violating the ceasefire agreement by continuing aerial reconnaissance over North Vietnam and not carrying out fal'y its mine-clearing obligations. Inside Classified 20-23 Comics..........17 Comment 4 District 3 Family 19 News 14 Markets 24 Sports 8-10 Entertainment 5 TV 5 Weather 2 LOW TONIGHT mGII THURS. CONTINUING HOT The UtHbrtdge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 196 AUGUST 1973 PRICE 10 CENTS FOUR SECTIONS 40 PAGES One family's Warrant Officer R. A. Saunders of Ottawa and un- identified members of his family break down in a drama- tearful reunion tic reunion at Uplands Airport in Ottawa as Canada's ICCS contingent arrived home from Vietnam. Attempt to i rises from ixon WASHINGTON A move to impeach President Nixon has been introduced in the House of Representatives because of the secret United States bombing of Cambodia. The prospect of action on it ap- pears remote. The impeachment resolution by Representative Robert Dri- nan was greeted cooly by the Democratic lead- ership and the chairman of the committee to which it was as- signed said no early action is planned. Drinan told reporters after he filed the measure Tuesday that he has decided against a proce- dure to force prompt considera- Slide kills four from one family ST. Mid. Four a'l from the same were killed early today when a landslide pushed faur houses into the harbor at Harbour Breton on New- foundland's south coast. Dr. M. C. Sharma. director of The Cottage Hospital in the fishing said three other persons were in the hospi- not for treatment of injuries but because have no- where else to go.' Dr. Sharma said in a tele- phone interview from Harbour COURT BACKS BOMBS WASHINGTON Su- preme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall today refused to rein- state a lower court order to halt all U.S. bombing of Cambodia. He had been asked to lift a stay issued by the U.S- Cir- cuit Court in New York that permitted the bombing to con- tinue. The circuit court stay an orcler by U.S. District Court Judge Oi-rin G. Judd that would have stopped the bombing last Friday. Lawyers for Representative Elizabeth Holtzman and three air force pilots who brought the original suit had asked Marshall to overturn the stay. my I would ex- ceed my legal authority were acting to grant this appli- Marshall wrote. application to vacale the stay entered below must therefore be denied Breton the four aH un- der the age of were the only persons killed when a rain- soaked cliff slid into the houses around 3 a.m. NDT a.m. He said all other persons had been accounted for. The community's lone RCMP earlier reported in hos- pital for treatment of minor in- was back at the scene of the slide. Three of the houses were oc- cupied and one was under con- struction beside the harbor. Stephen one of residents awakened by a loud was among the first at the scene and said he helped recover the children's bodies. heard screams and started digging. got out on their Mr. MacDonald said the ground was extremely wet fol- lowing two days of steady rain and a month-long fog. The fishing community on Fortune Bay is about 140 miles of St. John's. No Herald on Monday The Herald will not publish Monday. August a provin- cial holiday. Display advertisers are re- minded that copy for ads to appear August or August must be at The Herald by noon Friday. Ads for August must be received by a.m. Aug- ust 4. Classified advertisements received by a.m. Satur- day will appear in the TUDS- August. edition. believing members should have time to consider the idea. hearing on impeachment by '.he House of Representatives is the only possible way by which the questions of citizens of America can be answered and their confidence in govern- ment be said. This was the fourth time since Nixon took office that im- peachment moves have been iiled gainst him. Drinan also said the House should consider what he called offences'1 com- milled by the president in con- nection with the Watergate scandal. But a Roman Catho- lic priest and frequent critic of Nixon's war said it w a s not Watergate that prompted him to file the meas- ure so much as recent rev- elation that President Nixon conducted a totally secret air war in Cambodia for H months prior to April Last during the con- troversy over bombing in Cam- bodia and the mining of Hai- phong three impeach- ment resolutions were in- troduced. They died without ac- tion. The House has voted articles of impeachment 13 times in U.S. but only once against a president. The process of impeachment must begin in the but the Senate must sustain any House action for impeachment. D r i n a n s brief resolution Richard M. presi- dent of the United is im- peached of high crimes and drew an imme- diate rebuke from Democratic Plouse leader Thomas also of Massachusetts. O'Neill said in an interview that he tried to dissuade Drinan from filing the resolution before either the Senate Watergate committee or special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox fin- ished their investigations. Meanwhile President edging closer to an open counter- attack on his Watergate antag- has lashed out at those who their time dealing with the unim- vicious little As for Nixon will spend our time building a better The president selected his toast at a state dinner Tuesday night honoring Premier Kakuei Tanaka of Japan for comments apparently aimed at his oppo- nents in the continuing Water- gate controversy. Sources say Nixon has been charting a counterattack di- rected at the Senate Watergate committee and special Water- gate prosecutor Archibald Cox. Nixon's apparent reference to his Watergate antagonists came as he said both he and Tanaka seek peace and progress in the world- others spend their time dealing with the vicious little he said. have spent our time and will spend our time in building a better WALTER ULBRICHT Instigator of SralT dead at 80 BERLIN Walter Ul- the spade-bearded East German Communist leader whose monument is the Berlin died the offi- cial news agency ADN re- ported. I'lbrirhl had been reported in ill health since he was replaced as parly first secretary by Er- ich Honecker in 1971. He retained his post as chair- man of the state mak- ing him titular chief of until his death and remained a member of the party's central committee and politburo1. ADN reported earlier that UI- suffered a stroke July 19 and later that he suffered from complications. New price set for 3 grains By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Record ini- tial payments for oats and barley have been announc- ed on behalf of the Wheat Board by Justice Minister Otto Lang. Prairie grain growers will get an additional as a result of the big increases over the original announcement of initial prices made back in March this year. The new initial prices are 23 No. 1 Canada Western Red Spring per bushel. No. 2 Canada Western six row per bushel. No. 2 Canada Western basis in store Thunder Bay or per bushel. The new prices reflect in- creases of 49 cents per bushel for wheat and 30 cents per bushel for oats and barley on the initial payments announced on March 1. In comparison with 1972-73 Initial prices have been in- creased in total by 49 cents for wheat. 45 cents for barley and 40 cents for oats. The spiralling increases in prices around the world for oats and barley had been on such a scale that the decision had been made by the board to provide an -e in the initial said the minister. world demand has been strengthening the grain said the member of the cabinet who only three years ago had unveiled a program for reduction of wheat 'production known as the lift program Inventory for Mr. Lang said the tremendous world demand had not been foreseen. He said world wheat prices today had sent wheat prices up to S4 a bushel for No. 1 C.W. at Thunder Bay and Vancouver. of the increasing world demand we have decided to increase the initial payments in order to properly reflect back to the farmer the world market he told newsmen at a press conference. As an example of the mean- ing of the announced increases to the producer Mr. Lang pointed out that the new for wheat delivered at Saskatchewan mid- Prairie would now be just over The higher initial wheat pay- ments will enable the Cana- dian Wheat Board to maintain the flow of Canadian wheat into world markets says Charles Munro. president of the Cana- dian Federation ef Agriculture. Mr. a farmer from said the new price guarantee is the least the board can give the wheat grower in light of world market condi- tions. If the government had not in- creased the he more wheat would have been di- verted into feed grain. Renegade strikers upset union plans EDMONTON Union officials from Eastern Canada hope their emissary can con- vince non-operating railway em- ployees in the west to return to work today. The association of non-operat- ing railway unions Tuesday sent its Don to try and talk workers into going back to work after employees in British the Yukon and Northwest Territories fail- ed to return to work at the end of a 66-hour rotating scheduled to end at midnight Monday. Union officials in Montreal were less than enthusiastic when their western members returned to work briefly then went back to the picket lines in protest against layoffs by the railway companies affected in the dispute with the association which represents employ- ees. Ed a spokesman in the union's national headquarters at Montreal said Mr. Nicholson will try and talk the workers into going back to their jobs make them realize how important it is that they get back. far nothing else has worked. spent the whole day trying to get these guys back on the he said Tuesday- don't seem to they are wrecking our whole All of Canadian National's 567 non-operating employees in B.C. and Alberta were back on strike Tuesday afternoon. While CP Rail operations were back to normal in 200 CP Transport workers joined CN employees walking off the job. A spokesman for the Cana- d i a n Brotherhood of Rail Transport and General Work- Hugh said the railways to start up op- erations fully and so are intimi- dating the workers by In recent rotating strikes by machinists and aeroa p a c workers against Air Canada there were no layoffs and railways should be able to do the Mr. Critchley said. CNR operations in Vanouver and Prince George remained shut down after some workers returned briefly to work afc midnight Monday- If the present rail strikes persist or Leth- bridge beef packing industry could be in accord- ing to officials of the local slaughter bouses. An official of the Swift Ca- nadian Co. plant said normal killing was taking place dur- ing the three-day rotating strike in the west but most of the available storage facilities tvvere being used to capa- city. The official said eight re- frigerated rail cars had even been loaded. Hourly paid employees at the plant were given notice last Thursday that if the strike layoffs would be the only course action for the plant. The notice will be carried from week to week until the situation is settled. Ross plant manager for the Canada Packers slaughter said the ro- tating strike had resulted in a cutback in the kill at his plant. and heard About town TJOY Clinic manager Geo- rge Rhodes p 1 a y i ng Christmas music to cool off the girls in his department after receiving complaints that it was too hot to work Mclvin Ironshirt forget- ting to plug in. his electric fabric cutter before attempt- log to display it. ;