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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THUNDERSQUALLS HIGH FORECAST FRIDAY 90. The Lcthbiidge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 199 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS -24 PAGES Worden takes man's first walk in deep space MITCHELL SHARP MONTREAL (CP) Lawyer Robert Lemieux ob- tained a subpoena Wednesday requiring Mitchell Sharp, federal external affairs minister, to testify in court in connection with last October's kidnapping crisis. The subpoena, won in Superior Cowl, requires Mr. Sharp to appear Friday before Court of Queen's Bench. In his petition lor flic subpoena. Mr. Lemieux said he wanls Mr. Sharp to explain why he refused to ne- gotiate the safe conduct to Cuba of a rogalory com- mission headed by a Montreal judge to obtain testi- mony from seven persons sent there in exchange for the safe release of James Cross, British trade com- missioner. Mr. Cross was abducted Oct. 5 by terrorists and released to police Dec. :i in return for the sale con- duct to Cuba of the seven persons. The Front de Liberation du Quebec claimed responsibility for the abduction. Testimony cited Mr. Lemicux said testimony of Jacques Lanctot, Jacques Cossefte-Tnidel, bis wife Louise, Pierre Seguin and Marc Carbonneau, among those sent to Cuba, would provide much-needed information on three of Mr. Lcmieux's clients. Mr. Lemieux is defending Francois Lanctot, Claude Morency and Andre Roy accused of various charges made against them before the October kidnappings of Mr. Cross and Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte who later was slain. The trio face more than 40 charges involving dyna- mite possession and conspiracy to kidnap. They al- legedly robbed a University cf Montreal credit union of The three men are alleged to have plotted to kid- nap Harrison Burgess, the American consul to Can- ada, in June 1970. Mr. Lemicux claimed the innocence of Lanctot, Morency and Roy can be proven with testimony from the persons now in Cuba. On vacation In Ottawa, an external affairs department spokes- man said Mr. Sharp, is vacationing for the next two weeks outside Canada, has exchanged a number of letters with Mr. Lemicux regarding the rogalory commission, Mr. Lcmieux first requested the depart- ment's aid in taking the commission lo Cuba in May. The idea was brought lo the attention of the Cuban ambassador Dr. Jose Fernandez in Ottawa May 28. Mr. Sharp "made il clear to the Cubans there were no objections on Ihe part of the Canadian gov- ernment lo a rogalory commission conducting inter- lie said. But he also reminded Mr. Lemicux that the Cuban government needed to approve of the commission. The trial has been adjourned until September, ihe spokesman said. The interval will provide "more time for Cuban authorities lo consider Mr. Lcmisux's re- quest." A justice department spokesman said Mr. Sharp could be made to appear if Ihe court were given proof he had ''material lo add to the case. Cabinet ministers, like any oilier person, are not exempted by any special privilege from appearing in court, he said. But be could not recall any federal cabinet mimslcr appearing on a subpoena at a court before. "Many have been subpoenaed, of course, hut for one reason or another have not had to actually appear.'1 Nothing Lames Pierre ncicspapcr suggests LONDON (CP) Can anylhing tame Pierre? asks the muss-circulation Daily Mail in an article today about Prime Minister not even marriage and Ihe of a father-lo-be, concludes Ihe newspaper. The Mail and si-viral other llrilish dailies carry pictures of Trudoau and his pregnant wife, Mnrgarcl, visiting Ihe French island ot SI. Pierre off Ihe Canadian east consl Wednesday. 'the Mail says Trudejui Mas never "a stickler for convenlion." "Now hi1 i.s married ;md a falhcr-lo-be. fhil not even lluil. il seems, will the way-mil Trudcau "Yesterday he slreels of Ihe. French is- land of SI. Pierre, looking for all Ihe world like an onion seller n bike." 'Hie prime minister wore flared, velvcl Irouscrs and slripod sweater. Earlier this week, mnsl newspapers here carried pictures of Ihe Prime Minister wearing a kilt during a Scottish celebration in iNov.i .Scotia. Inco cuts nickel mine HOUSTON (AP) Astronaut Alfred M. Worden stepped out of the streaking Apollo ]5 space- craft nearly miles from earth today to take man's first walk in deep space. Bundled in a stiff pressure suit and attached to a 25-foot lifeline, eased out of the open hatch of the command ship Endeavour for a hand-over-hand trip ahout 15 feet to an equip- ment bay at the rear of the spacecraft to retrieve two film canisters. The canisters contain nearly two milc-s of film covering nearly 20 per cent of the lunar surface, including what are ex- pected to be the best pictures yet of the hidden backside. With the hatch open, David R. Scott and James ii. Irwin also wore pressure .suits as protec- tion against the vacuum of space. Irwin was to emerge par- tially from the spacecraft to as- sist Worden. "Rcger, I'm enjoying Worden said after slipping into the void abuul miles from earth and -18.000 miles from che moon, with Endeavour zipping along at more lhan 2.000 miles an hour. Earlier, the astronauts can- celled a rour.sc-chc'ingc manoeu- vre ljccav.se Apollo to was on such an accurate course as it sped back toward the earth. TORONTO (CP) Interna- tional Nickel Co. of Canada Ltd. said today it is closing two mines with a combined work force of about men be- cause of reduced demand for nickel. The men will be trans- ferred to other Inco operations. The mines being closed are Hie Murray mine at Sudbury, Ont., and the Soab mine at Thompson, Man. The closures are "temporary" but no restart date has been set. A company spokesman said there would be no layoffs be- cause the closures will be timed to coincide with the end of the student summer employment program. Regular employees will be transferred to other mines and normal attrition would take care of over-employ- ment after Hie closure. The Murray mine has a work force of slightly more than 800 and at Soab the number of workers involved will be close to 200. Inco had employees in Canada at the end of 1970. The two mines account for about three million pound of nickel production a month, or about seven per cent of the company's current production. The spokesman said it would lake "several months" to re- sume production once a decision to restart is made. The princi- pal problem hi re-opening the mines would be recruiting a work force. The closing of operations will be fully effective in September. Alter the closures, Inco will have 13 mines operating in the Trains crash in curve From AP-REUTER BELGRADE (CP) At least 40 persons were reported killed and about 100 injured Wednes- day night when a passenger train and a freight collided head-en in a curve southeast of this Yugoslav capital. The casualties were all aboard the passenger train, a six-car, short-haul motor train known as a rail bus. The collision occurred less than 40 miles from Belgrade, in a remote area accessible to vehicular traffic only by rail. A special train with medical (cams was sent to the scene and brought casualties to the near- est station, where ambulances collected them. But the first group of injured did not reach hospitals until nearly five hours after the crash, Meanwhile, persons living nearby, the train crews and passengers who were not hurt did what they could for the in- jured. Turkey lurus back 011 Taiwan ANKARA (AP) _ Turkey rec- ognized Communist China loday and simultaneously cut off rela- tions with the Nationalist gov- ernment on Taiwan. The foreign ministry said Tur- key will vole for admission of Communist China to the United Nations but will oppose expul- sion of the Nationalists. Sudbury area and three at Thompson. Inco has four concentrators, two smelters, an iron ore re- coven' plant and a refinery in the Sudbury area. There is a concentrator, a smelter and a refinery at Thompson. The company also has a refinery at Port Colborne, Ont., and two in Britian. It operates two roll- ing mills in the United States at Ilimtinglon, Va., and Buraaugh, Ky. and one in England. FOREST FIRE Smoke from one of the many fores! fires burning in British Columbia billows up above the Rogers Pass Highway, 20 miles west of Golden, B.C. Louglieed unveils Tory plans for park areas MEDICINE HAT (CP) Al- berta Progressive Conservative Conservative leader Peter Louglieed Wednesday enlarged his party's election platform to include policies on the conser- vation, enlargement of park and wilderness areas and on controlling pollution. He called for a rezoning of parks to preclude all resource development. He pledged that a Pro- gressive Conservative govern- menl would immediately legis- late a land use-management system to include wilderness areas, provincial parks, forest reserves, recreation areas, re- sources development areas and other commercial areas. In a delicate balance of in- dustrial growth and potential job opportunities, preser- vation of the environment, his party would lean onthe side of conservation rather than devel- opment of resources where it Agreement looms on germ GENEVA (Router) The United Stales and Ihe Soviet Union presented lo the Geneva disarmament conference today a draft treaty banning germ weapons The 2j-coi'ntry conference is expected lo reach agreement on Ihe draft tabled liy iLs co-chair- men in lime for it lo be .submit- ted as an agreed conference document to the United Nations General Assembly in New York- next month. But some Western and non-aligned delcgalions said outside the conference hall today they will seek some revi- sions in the draff. Presentation of the draft fol- lows nogolialion.s here bolween Western and Commiinisl delega- tions on merging Iwo basically similar documents outlawing germ warfare, one tabled by Britain two years ago and ihe rthcr by the Soviet Union and its Communist allies in March this year. The l-l-aiiiclc draft outlaws the development, production, stockpiling and acquisition of bi- ological weapons. It also calls for Ilic destruc- tion of existing stocks "as soon as possible but not lalcr than months." The number of months was left blank and the first speaker at today's session. Soviet dele- gate Alexci Roschchin, said this was because some delegations said original proposals for a thrce-monlh time-limit might insufficient for them. He did not name the countries which had lnkcn this view. would disturb the natural stale he said. "This is a difficult decision lo make in the Mr. Loughecd said. Included in proposed wilder- ness areas would be some pro- lions of an estimated square miles of mountainojs areas in the Alberta Rocky Mountains which now are out- side the national parks. In these areas, man v.ould be only a visitor. The areas would be surrounded by protective buffer zones. Mr. Louglieed said also that reclamation provisions of re- source development in conser- vation areas should be far more stringent. Oilier parks could be zoned lo permit limited resource devel- opment under the most rigid reclamation conditions. On pollution, Mr. Lougheed said I here is a need for gov- ernment to control it at the source. He pledged to establish a pollution control commission under Ihe department of Ihe environment, responsible for preventing and controlling air, water and soil pollution. FORGOTTEN AREAS On economic policies. Mr. Lougheed said (lie smaller cen- tres of Alberta arc "fnrgolten areas.'1 He foresaw lough eco- nomic limes ahead as "the easy money of oil sales and land grants come lo an end." The Albert a government mrst creale 20.000 now jobs a year lo keep up with employment needs of young people, he snid. DONALD STATION, B.C. (CP) The 140 residents of this company slept with packed bags Wednesday night as one of the province's largest fires burned on their doorstep. The flames, which have burned for more than two weeks, are out of control and witliin five miles of the lown. A brisk south wind Wednes- day kept the fire moving.away from the community, but the air was calm overnight and the blaze increased little in size. Arthur Kane, a deputy ranger with the forest service, said the lown is safe as long as the wind does not come from a northerly direction. Two hundred mei, worked through the night with heavy equipment lo construct fire roads around the town. One is five miles from the community and another one mile. STARTED BV LIGHTNING The blare was started by a lightning strike which hit a lum- ber scrap heap at Susan Lake, 20 miles west of here. The fire was confii.ed for sev- eral days but then broke out of control. It has since cut through a swalli of timber IS mil.es by six miles, most of it fir, spruce, cedar and hemlock. The lake where the fire started now is covered with a four-inch coating of ash and de- bris and its shores are doited with the carcasses of animals which took to the water to es- cape the heat. BORDER TOWN The lown is situatrd on Uie Columbia River about 40 miles inside the British Columbia-Al- berta border and is about 140 miles west of Calgary. Water bombers flying out of Golden were soaking the sur- rounding timljer with fire re- tardents but Mr. Kane said the fire itself was too large lo be fought directly from the air. The man who reported the outbreak two weeks ago tad to be rescued from his spotting tower when it was surrounded by fire. The tower, built on a 20-foot concrete base, survived. Flight engineer dangles from nose of aircraft Tcf's havefish, dear. It's llio least you can for ihe MOSCOW (Reuler) Flight engineer Boris Rc.man- chenko dangled from Ihe nose of n Soviet TII-IOI airliner for nearly an hour, carrying out repairs ,nx it (lew at a height of feel over Odessa, says a report in Ihe newspaper Ttud. The nose wheel gol stuck Ihe Aorotlol plnno was approaching Ihe Black Sea re- sort by night on a regular passenger flight south from Moscow, tin1 pnper says. Komancheiiko got permis- sion In repair it and de- scended through the. tippil wheel housing on Ihe end ol the rope tied In p.issenger seats jnsl behind Ihe cochpit while Ihe. phine. circled wcr the lown. i Seen and heard I About town 1JOK (i r n n t displaying open mouthed mriil whon ho sruv his noipn- hnr spnnl I ho final SO yards of a walkinp Irck from (lie downlonii llrlon Harris hearing Hint someone was going lo linvo an oporalion and (lien donng if il. was "to get her Longuc STOCKHOLM (API The Scandinavian airline SAS said today a report that United Stales military officials had asked the airlire" lo fly 187 U.S prisoners of war from Laos txj Europe incorrect. The earlier re-port had brought a flood of official deni- als from U.S. and North Viet- namese officials. Tito airline said loday its of- fice in West Germany was ap- proached in mid-July by a "pri- vate indh-idunl'' who wanted to airange a charter flight from Laos to Rome ''for 187 passen- gers." "U was never mentioned that the calegory of passengers was military personnel.'1 SAS said in a statement released today. The airline said il made pre- liminary arrangements and was rc.-dy to sign a contract, but this "has been called off by the private contact of SAS in Ger- many." The report of a prospective PoW flight was first published Wednesday night in Sweden's biggest newspaper, Dagens Ny- heter. which said the flight would be. on Aug. 12 This was followed by an an- noun cement from an SAS spokesman that U.S. military' authorities in West Germany had asked lo charter a DC-8 to airlift 187 PoWs from Vientiane, the Laolian capilal. to Rome by way of Bangkok, Thailand. Two captured neav Bassauo BASSAKO (CP) Two men who escaped from tie Drum- heller penitentiary Tuesday were captured here Wednesday afternoon. Police said Allan Baird and Martin Dubilski, both 19. aban- doned a car in the Crowfoot area and were followed to Bas- sano, 70 miles east of Calgary. SHADES OF ROBIN HOOD? Something along Hie same lines you mighl say. This young girl is taking part in the archery event at the Southern Alborla Summer Games al Chlarcsholm, 60 miles noithwcst of Lcihbridge. She is ono of n gathering of young athletes taking parl in Ihe four-day evenl which ends Saturday. ;