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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THUNDERSQUALLS HIGH FORECAST THURSDAY 90. The letlibtuUje Herald VOL. LX1V No. 198 LKTIIBR1DGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTION Strom offers to home purchasers Lougheed: mine ruling mistake TRUDEAU'S VISIT Canadian Prime Min- ister Pierre Trudeau and his wife Margaret walk along a slreel on the small French terriloriol island of 51. Pierre Tuesday. The Trudeaus made a ihort unofficial visit to the island, which is off the ealt coast of Canada, during a tour of Can- ada's eastern provinces. All aboard the harvest moon special HOUSTON (Reuter) A return trip to the moon's Hadley Rille using surplus Apollo spacecraft and fi- nanced by public subscription is the ambitious aim of a wealthy group of private citizens calling itself the Committee for the Future. The cost would be recovered by selling moon rocks and television, film, photographic and literary rights, and by charging for scientific experiments conducted. The committee says that the United Slates govern- ment would provide it free of charge with rockets and spacecraft made redundant by cancellation of three proposed Apollo flights. "Operational costs, based on NASA infonralion, are estimated at approximately S150 the com- mittee said in announcing its aims this week. Citizens who bought shares in the project, called Harvest. Moon, would be repaid oul of the approximately million thai the committee hopes to gather by commercializing the mission. It envisages support from citizens all over the world prepared to pay a small, returnable sum to finance continued exploration of the moon and pos- sibly beyond. Under NASA control "The Harvest Moon expedition would be scheduled following the final Apollo flight late next year and would be under the complete operational control of the committee said in a statement. "All mission safety standards would apply and op- erational procedures would conform with established NASA policy." It said its reasons for selecting Hadley Rille, site of the Apollo 15 expedition last weekend, were that it "meets mission crilcria, provides a data base line and some equipment left by the Apollo 15 mission which might be used." This equipment includes the first lunar rover ve- hicle. Bui the committee for the future is planning to take plenty of ils own equipment. The commillee said il proposed Harvest Moon be- cause it seemed incredible to invest billion and 10 years to reach the moon and then "slop without pur- pose fully looking at the moon's value to man and his future." Even before Harvest Moon was announced, NASA officials said privately the plan stood litlle chance of approval as it stands. They said (here would be objec- tions to turning a major public program like Apollo into a commercial operation. Use toyinaker's money The commillee was organized by Barbara Marx Hubbarcl, daughter of Louis Marx, a toy manufacturer. Tlie Ilarwsl Moon proposal was developed by Ilic New Worlds Co.. incorporated lasl January by the commit- tee am! financed by Ihe Louis Marx Toy Co. Mrs. llubbnrd's husband, Earl llubbnrd, 47, lours the U.S. crusading for a "new fronlicrs' approach to space development, lending lo eventual colonizations o( the planets. Another leading member of Ihe committee is Gen. Joseph S. Blcyir.aicr, a retired U.S. Air Force officer who wns director of a now-dcfuncl military space pro- ject for a maimed orbiting laboratory. Striking workers greet Trudeau ST. JOlfN'S, Nfld. (CP) Striking fish plant workers and electricians were among the crowd greeting Prime Minister Trudeau when he arrived here today. The placard-waving workers represented members of Ihe In- ternational Brotherhood o f Embassy members resign WASHINGTON (AP) Four- teen members o[ the Pakistan embassy here, including seven senior diplomatic officers, re- signed today, pledging loyalty to the Bangla Desh independence movement in East Pakistan and askig for political asylum in the United States. The resignations included one ranking minister, three counsel- lors, one second secretary, one third secretary ad the deputy permanent representative of the Pakistan mission to the United Nations. "This is our moment of deci- sion." said Sayyed A. Karim, the No. 2 Pakistan representa- tive at the UN. "We have de- cided to join the suffering mil- lions of Bangla Desh ivho are resisting with (heir lives the barbarity of the West Pakistan army who are determined to re- duce East Pakistan to a col- ony." Karim declared that the Paki- stan government "now is a mili- tary junta of West Pakistanis desperate to retain its strangle- hold over the country. Electrical Workers and the Newfoundland Fishermen, Food and Allied Workers. Both unions have been on strike about two months in ju- risdictional disputes, the IBEW against the Newfoundland and Labrador Conslruction Associa- tion and the fishermen against Burgeo Fisheries Lid. Mr. Trudeau, clad in a pink sport shirt and blue slacks, shock hands and spoke with sev- eral people as he made his way into the art and culture centre in the north end of the city where he was greeted by Pre- mier Joseph Smaliwood. The prime minister arrived at 1 p.m., a half-hour late follow- ing a 117-mile trip by automo- bile from Swift Current, where he and Mrs. Trudeau spent the night at Transport Minister Don Jamieson's summer estate. The prime minister and Mr. Smaliwood were to have a pri- vate luncheon at the centre and a news conference was sched- uled after the luncheon. WINDS ALTER PLANS High winds postponed the an- nual St. John's Regatta on Quidi Vidi Lake in the city's east end. The prime minister had been scheduled to spend a couple of hours at the regatta. Seen and heard Yolio park fire permits cancelled CALGARY (CP) All fire permits in Yohb National Park have been cancelled because of extreme fire danger, superin- tendent Harley Webb an- nounced today. Fires would be permitted jnly at organized campsites and in day-use areas. The fire hazard in other mountain parks was being watched carefully, Uie parks branch said, and urged caution with fires and smoking. About town T'ALIFORNIAN John Tay- lor remarking that "we Americans don't leave out any syllables when we talk just make up a bunch of their own" Un- able to sleep indoors because of the heat, Janice and Louise Lcc and a friend Alice Donst fighting off mos- quitoes in the backyard. Freight train jumps tracks OAKVILLE, Onl. (CP) Service was disrupled for sev- eral hours tcday on the Cana- dian National Railways line near here which was blocked when a CPR freight laden with jet fuel jumped the tracks. A CNR spokesman said Uie tracks were cleared by work crews. CALGARY (CP) A strip mine operating within sight of Banff National Park has found its way into the campaign for the Aug. 30 provincial election. Peter Lougheed, Progressive Conservative leader, said the Social Credit government's de- cision to allow the operation by Canmore Mines Lid. is "quile obviously a mistake." "They shouldn't have done thai; if we are going lo develop recreational and wilder- ness areas, this is one of the most natural and obvious, in terms of accessibility." The mine, from which tons of ooal are to be taken within the next two years, ii not far from, the Banff-Calgary highway two miles from the east gate of the park. Barry Pashak, New Demo- cratic party candidate in Cal- gary North, said the location of the mine involves a "gross lack of foresight." ASLEEP AT SWITCH Mr. Lougheed said the royalty rate has been raised to 25 cents a ton in British Columbia. "I don't know why we're asleep at the switch in Al- berta." The leader, who earlier this week advocated 49 per cent of. the government-owned tele- phone system be sold to the people, said his party only wants to keep individual sav- ings at home. His proposal had been criti- cized by the New Democratic Party as an attempt to sell to Albertans something they al- ready owned. Mr. Lougheed said only Al- berla would be allowed to buy into the utility and this would give residents the chance to in- vest in the province "rather than in Eastern Canada or the United States." Mr. Lougheed also told a news conference that if elected his party would eliminate a 30-mill education fund assess- ment that is levied against property owners. The Conservative would also double provincial housing ex- penditures to million an- nually. OTHER PLANKS A workmen's compensation commission would be establish- ed with industry, labor and legislative representatives to review: increases in previously granted pensions allowing pensions to rise with Ihe cost-of-living index awarding pensions on the basis of lost employabilily rath- er than strictly physical disabi- lity. The Conservatives would also establish a system of incen- lives to encourage "people who are prepared to help them- selves" and a system of "basic income maintenance" that would bolster the earnings of people near the poverty level. He also promised something for small business a branch of the department of industry to help look after their inter- ests and something for the consumer a bureau in charge of consumerr protection. Armed to teeth five rob train MONTREAL (CP) Five masked men, "armed lo the held up the CN's Lake- shore passenger train in subur- ban east-end Lachine about 10 a.m. EDT today and escaped with three packages taken from mail sacks. A spokesman for the post of- fice investigation department said, however, that the only val- uable in the postal consignment was a bond. There was no cash. A CN spokesman said the men forced the engineer and fireman to accompany them to an express car where they opened mail bags with knives until they "apparently found what they were looking for." A spokesman for Lachine po- Plan inquest into deaths PEACE RFVER (CP) An inquest was ordered today into one of the four deaths Satur- day night in a multiple-vehicle accident. The accident killed Yvon Monette, 49 of P e a ce River who was the lone occupant of a car which, police said, struck an RCMP patrol car being used in the investigation of a car-truck collision a few hours earlier. No date was set for Uie in- quest. Gary Mitchell, 19, of Man- ning, the truck driver, and Dr. Lloyd Smale, 55, and his wife Rosita, 44, of Peace River were killed in the other collision. Moments after the collision, a second car hit into the wreck- age and its five passengers were taken to hospital with bums and injuries. No inquest was ordered into the first accident. lice said the robbers slopped the train while it was moving slowly in an area where CN said it often stops on a block signal. The police spokesman said the men were wearing rubber masks cr women's slocking masks and carried rifles, ma- chine guns and revolvers. "They were apparently armed to the he said. He said it was not known What was in the three packages taken, and the postal investiga- tion department said it was not known whether the bond had been taken. SWIMS 24 HOURS East German doctor Pr-tcr Doeblcr, 31, swam Hie Bailie Spa for 24 hours before a West German yacht picked him up about 28 miles from the port of Itostock, East Germany. The marathon swimmer trr.'ned for two years before trying to escape E. Germany, completing the jnfi lasl week in diver's suit and rubber fins. EDMONTON (CP) Pre- mier Harry Strom said Tues- day lhat he doesn't think Al- bertans can be fooled by "glib promises of government give- away programs hastily hatch- ed up at election time." Then he announced that a major plank in (he Social Credit platform for the Avg. 30 provincial election is a grant for first-time purchasers of homes. Speaking lo nominated So- cial Credit candidates and campaign workers at Ihe Jubi- lee Auditorium, Mr. Strom sai'I (he grants would be limit- ed lo families with a total in- come of less than a year. RECREATION7 GDA.VT Asked after his speech when the program might be imple- mented, the premier said as early as possible after the election. Mr. Strom also announced a .SlO-per-capita grant program to imprave recreational facili- ties throughout the province. "In Edmonton and Calgary these grants will be applied (o the construction of eight multi- purpose recreational and cul- tural centres four in each city." The premier said a new So- cial Credit government would reduce medical care insurance premiums to SI a month for persons receiving His guaran- teed income supplement; ini- tiate pre-rchool programs for underprivileged and physical- ly handicapped children: pro- duce and broadcast a series of Sesame Street-lype educational programs for pre-school chil- dren ar.d establish child-devel- opment centres on a flexible basis, including day-care facili- ties. To keep Albertans informed about government programs and services, Social Credit would set up a province-wide toll-free telephone call system. ENVIABLE REPUTATION The premier said the Social Credit government "has gained an enviaWe reputation for hon- est, responsible administration of the affairs of this province for 36 years." He reiterated a Social Credit promise made last Thursday to pay 25 per cent of crop insur- ance programs and to provide million to the Alberta Farm Purchase Board (o halp preserve the family farm. Mr. Strom said a new Social Credit government would make an additional S10 million a year available in loans for new industrial expansion, land assembly for industry and in- dustrial parks in an effort to diversify Alberta's economy. In British Columbia, the So- cial Credit government pro- vides a maximum of out- right grant or second mortgage on the purchase of a new house. Also available is a ?500 outright grant or second mortgage on an older house. Astronauts near end of mission HOUSTON (AP) The Apollo 15 astronauts neared the end of six days of moon explo- ration today and prepared to fire out of lunar orbit and man's farthest-out space walk. Before they leave they'll eject into orbit a small satellite to seek additional moon secrets. David R. Scolt, James B. Irwin and Alfred M. Worden will complete the experiments when tliev kick the satellile loose at p.m. MST. Al p.m. they plan to slarl the engine of Endeavour (o break away from lunar gravity and slart Uie three-day journey hack home. The astronauts today aimed cameras and scientific instru- ments at the bleak surface 70 miles below, trying to squeeze as much knowledge as possible out of the alien moon. Mission Control Centre today remotely switched on the televi- sion camera left mounted on the moon buggy. It swung back and forth and relayed a sharp picture of the landscape at Hadley Base, in- cluding the lower half of Uie lunar lander Falcon and the ex- periments left on tile surface. "Looks like Boot Hill from a one controller said. The instruments in (he distance looked like tombstones. After 14 minutes, the camera suddenly ceased transmitting. Efforts to re-start it failed. Ex- perts had no immediate explan- ation (or the loss. Its batteries may have given out. Scientists had hoped the cam- era would retain power at least until Friday to view an eclipse of the sun as seen from Ihe moon. Special mission goes to Guinea Nixon cautious about China talks WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon cautioned today that his Uilks in China will not lead lo an immediate end of the mm war. 'tut, he said nl a news con- fc-rcncc, when he mcels with Chinese leaders every "hard problem" facing the two coun- Irics and (be world will be sub- ject lo discussion. 'Speaking lo reporters crowded around his desk, Nix- on described China as "polen- lially Ihe most powerful nation in tiie world." Ho snjd "Ihero cannol te world peace unless there is communication" bc- I'vcon China and Ihe United ftia'cs. There am "no conditions" and "no deals" with the Com- munist Chinese about Ihe sub- jects of discussion. "We will discuss any poinl of difference lhat might affect Iho peace of (he he said. Nixon also made (hose poinls: Ihe Soviet Union r.or Washington .sees any real point in liis Nixou making a side trip lo Moscow while go- ing to China. stands by his predic- tion lhat 1371 will be "a good year" for Ihe [f.S. economy and thai. will bo "a very good year." has decided ngainsl pay increases for Ihe government's "blue collar" workers since i pay increase "would not be in the interests of fighting the in- flation bailie." United Klalcs will maintain a policy of "complete neutrality" re ear dine the forthcoming elections in Soulh Vietnam. United Jj'ulos boost. help for (lie victims tf famine in East Pakistan hut Bill not cut off is nirl lo Ihe Pakistani govemmcnl. president's planned trip to Peking and Ihe sl.ile of the economy were (he major topics at the news session. Nix- en said a "small working pnrly" consisting of Stale Sec- retary William P. Rogers and Henry A. Kissinger, a close ad- viser, will uccomnany him. UNITED NATIONS (Renter) Piero Vinci, president of (he United Nations Security Coun- cil, and Secretary-General U Thant moved today lo obtain quick agreement on Uie compo- sition of a special mission 10 visit Guinea, which has accused Portugal of imminent military aggression. At an cmnrgoncy session Tuesday nighl, the 15-mcmber council decided lo dispatch a fact-finding team of three am- bassadors lo Ihe area. The loam, expected to be drawn from East, West and neutral slates, will look inlo Guinea's charge Ihnl Portugal has plnnuod nn invasion aimed at frcoinp. "mercenaries and other agents" captured in Guinea during Uie alleged Por- tuguese-backed attack on Con- akry last November. The emergency meeting was called afler Guinea Ambassador Abdoulayc Toure reported lhat his government monitored "con- versalions between unils of for- eign navies'' and the Portu- guese Monday, learning by that means (hat "fin imminent mili- tary aggression1' wns planned by Portugal. Meanwhile, Conakry radio re- porls said lhat security forces in Guinea are making more ar- rests of s.Lspcclcd "fiflh col- umnislf." Meanwhile. Ihe military chief of Portuguese Guinea today de- nied the invasion chorees. ;