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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thuriday, Auguil 13, 1970 Riots Shake London LONDONDERRY (AP) _ A swift spasm of violent street fighting shook Londonderry early today, whipped up to a frenzy by a Roman Catholic backlash'to Protestant celebra- tions in tlie ancient walled Northern Ireland city. Catholic militants in their Bogside district battled for four hours with British troops, laying down barrages of rocks, bottles and a brace of flaming gasoline bombs. The soldiers hit back with more than 50 rounds of their lat- est anti-riot solid rubber bullets aimed to cripple the legs of trouble mak- ers. It was the first time the rub- ber bullets had been used in Londonderry. They succeeded only in briefly dispersing the ri- oters, who quickly re-formed for another round. Security forces followed up the rubber bullets with volleys Battles Rage In Vietnam Villages SAIGON (AP) Heavy fight- Ing in which more than 250 North Vietnamese were re- ported killed indicated today that the guerrillas are trying to launch an offensive against the pacification program in the pop- ulous lowlands of South Viet- nam's two northernmost prov- inces. One battle still raged this aft- ernoon in villages along the French Indochina War's "Street without Joy." Field reports said 17 South Vi- etnamese troops had been killed and U wounded. Among the dead was Maj. Nguyen Van Van, commander of Fire Base O'Reilly, killed in a mortar at- tack. American planes flew some of the heaviest air strikes of the war. U.S. ground forces were confined, mostly to blocking ac- tion and suffered light casual- ties. At stake is the pacification op- eration which during the last year has brought security to the villages in the lowlands of Quang Tri and Thua Thien prov- inces. The heaviest fighting broke out in villages along the coastal etrip -French soldiers named "the Street without Joy" in the early 1950s because of then- losses there. Barn Destroyed In Farm Fire WRENTHAM (HNS) Fire early today destroyed a barn on the farm of Joseph Vas, Jr., .30 miles southeast of Leth- bridge. The blaze, which also destroyed bales of hay and several corrals, was bat- tled by the Wrentham fire de- partment. They were called to the scene shortly before 2 a.m. of CS teaigas until the winding streets reeked of cordite and misted over in clouds cf choking smoke. KEI'OKTS CASUALTIES Three soldiers and one civil- ian were reported wounded hi one of Londonderry's nights since Northern Ireland's violence began in the same Bog- side district a year ago. Casualties among the rioters were not known. They have their own first aid stations deep inside the Catholic area. The rioting erupted just be- fore midnight Wednesday night after a day of celebrations by militant Protestants of the Ap- prentice Boys cf Deny, an order commemorating the youngsters who slammed the gates of the city against King James IT'S Catholic forces 281 years ago. More than 6.COO Apprentices, most of them middle-aged men, paraded in their uniform of bowler hats and gaudy sashes to celebrate the Aug. 12 anniver- sary with wreath-placing cere monies and church sendees. Double barbed wire barrl cades with a 50-yard no-man's- land between them kept the Catholics of Bogside and the Protestant visitors well apart. MARCH TO FIFE DKUM Two brief incidents embroiled the Protestants. Five thousand defied the Un- ionist government's ban on rades and marched out of the city to the roll of drums and shriek of fifes. They brushed troop cordons aside and hurled a couple of army barricades into the Hiver Foyle. The soldiers did not interfere as the Protestants were well away from their Catholic antag- onists. But Police Chief Sir Arthur Young said names had been noted and the attorney-general would decide whether to prose- cute. ON THE MOVE British riot troops dash to a new position in the William Street area of Londonderry, North- ern Ireland, under a hail of stones from dem- onstrators. Violence erupted when Protestants defied a ban on parades and Roman Catholics, protesting the march, battled with British troops. Arrest Girls For Defacing Park Rocks JASPER (CP) Six girls, three of them under 16, were arrested Wednesday by park wardens and charged with de- lating rocks with spray paint. Wardens in Jasper National 'ark said they were informed by a passing motorist that rocks were being defaced. Four of the girls arrested vere from Hinton and the oth- er two from St. Paul. The three over 18 were to be arraigned in magistrate's court 'in Jasper today and the others in Hinton. Wins Nomination CAMROSE (CP) Reierson, a brother of Labor Minister Ray Reierson, was nominated as Social Credit can- didate for the Camrose consti- tuency in the next provincial election. Fears Mount For Safely Of Victims Police Ignore Warning MONTEVIDEO (Heuters) A Uruguayan police decision to ignore threats to kill a kid- napped U.S. official and a Bra- zilian diplomat increased fears for their lives today. The Tupamaros urban guerril- las, who Monday executed U.S. official Daniel Mitrione, have been silent for more than 24 hours since issuing a threat to kill U.S. agricultural expert Claude Fly and Brazilian Diplo- mat Aloysi'o Mare Dias Gomide if they are found" by the police. But troops and police defied Tuesday night's warning and continued their full-scale hunt in central and suburban Montevideo. "The operations are being carried out with full intensity in the city and even beyond its a police spokesman said. The guerrilla communique, left in the ladies washroom of a downtown bar, warned that "sentence has still not been passed" on the 65-year-old American or the 41-year-old Brazilian. However, it added their guards had orders to execute them if they are reached by po- lice. U.S. and Brazilian diplomats, who were relieved to learn the two men were still alive after U.S. To Benefit Most From Water Diversions TORONTO (CP) A Univer- sity of Alberta professor said Wednesday major diversions of water to the United States would primarily benefit the U.S., but some diversion schemes also would benefit Can- ada. Profesor Arleigh H. Laycock of Edmonton, speaking at a seminar at the annual meeting of the Soil Conservation Society of America, noted that most Ca- nadians oppose export of water to the U.S. "despite our having done extremely little research on the subject." He said he has spent the last year studying the question of water exports and is convinced :he major benefits of major schemes already adv- anced would go to the U.S., irgely at the expense of Can- ada." He s-aid a major fallacy in rtost plans is the assumption hat water would have to come rom the Far North because southern water would be needed >y Canadians. "The very high costs amd carrying charges in these schemes would make the water so expensive there would be lit- tle or no market for the large potential he said. Prof. Laycock said other schemes would result in the loss of valuable valley lands through flooding, or in establishment ol ship canals which would "lead from nowhere to nowhere and be frozen most of the year." He said a major objection in Canada would be to the develop- ment of a supranational author- ity, which he said would result in an unacceptable loss of sov- ereignty. In spite of these objections, Prof. Laycock believed the Ca- nadian government should study a number of posible diversion schemes, several of which "would serve Canadian as well as export needs." One possibility would be to di- vert water from streams flow- ing into Hudson Bay to provide more water for the Great Lakes and in turn allow a diversion into the Missisippi basin in the U.S. One result of this would be that "the Grea Lakes pollution problem would be greatly re- duced." WESTMINSTER DRUGS Westminster Shopping Centre on 13th Street North Prices Effective Till Closing Saturday CREST TOOTHPASTE OPENING HOURS AT BOTH STORES: Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. !o 6 p.m. Closed Sundays and Holidays Quick relief from hyperacidity 1.39 KAOPECTATE 99c CHIOR-TRIPOLON 4MG......... 89c SECRET SPRAY DEODORANT ...........790 FRUIT FREEZE Preserve! fresh fruit ASCORBIC ACID ARP BACK TO SCHOOL SALE STARTS NEXT WEEK We Stock OIL of DILL WESTMINSTER DRUGS BQYD'S PHARMACY WESTMINSTER SHOPPING CENTRE ON 13th STREET NORTH PHONE 328-7833 LTD. NEXT TO ZEUER'S Phone 328-3760 POST OFFICE SERVICE 9 MAX FACTOR and DuBARRY COSMETICS FREE DELIVbRY w Freu Delivery Exclusive North Lothbridqo Rovlon Dealer Phone Number for Doctors arid Prescriptions Only 327-6969 Prof. Laycock said later he also would favor the, diversion of water to the southern Prai- ries from the Athabasca and Peace river basins, with tine sale of water to dry northern states of the V.ii. Court Ruling May Apply To Grain CALGARY (CP) An ex- chequer court ruling which nul- lified part of the federal gov- ernment's national oil policy could also be applied to the handling of prairie grain, says a Progressive Conservat i v e MP. Eldon WooHlams, member for Calgary North, said the two products are handled under similar regulations and "there cannot be one law for the petroleum industry and another [or the grain industry." The exchequer court ruled earlier this month that restric- tion of foreign petroleum to the area east of the Ottawa Valley was unconstitutional. The national oil policy, es- tablished in 1961, preserved the area west of the valley for higher priced western Cana- dian petroleum as a form of protection for the industry. Mr. Woolliams said that the ruling could seriously affect :he balance of trade between Canada and the United States. Mitrione's execution, said the were fearful of the contmuin police search and the possibl death sentence. But U.S. diplomats said tliey did not intend to try to persuad the Uruguayan authorities call off the search because thei policy was not to interfere in in- ternal Uruguayan affairs. "We just can't interfere, it 1 up to the one o them said. Brazilian diplomats said they were deeply worried about Dias Gomide, who was kidnapped July 31 at the same time as Mi trione, but Brazil would not pu pressure on the Uruguayan gov emment to stop the search. Politicians Kickoff Lottery Sale CALGARY (CP) The Fed eration of Calgary Communi ties opened ticket sales Wed nesday on a lottery ano immediately ran into prob lems. Art Dixon, Speaker of the Al berta Legislature, purchase! the first ticket with a bil but lottery officials could no find the change. After some scrambling the; came up with the money bu when they made the second sale, this tune to Progressive Conservative MLA Bill Dickie, a bill was produced. Aid. Don Hartman was thin: in line and he had the right change. The three tickets were don- ated to the United Fund. First prize is secont and third with 100 consolation prizes of each The Federation mil retain 20 3er cent of the lottery's earn ngs and the remainder will be divided among the 45 commun- ity associations taking part. Closing dale is Nov. 30. Boy Dies In Fire SASKATOON (CP) Gary VYaselick, 13, was killed earlj ;cday when fire destroyed lent in which he and two other joys were sleeping. The tent was on the fron lawn of the dead boy's home, INTRODUCTORY OFFER UNTIL AUGUST 20th ONLY Manufactured Homes are elegant and very practical in price NO LIMIT TO DESIGN FRAMED ON YOUR SITE Example: 1040 sq. ft., 3 bedroom home erected on your property. Spatial Basic Home package includes all Insulation, drywall, doors, windows, and Corlon floor covering throughout. Specially appointed local dealer to guarantee your satisfaction. Roily Jalbert P.O. BOX.763 IETHBRIDOE WRITE TO: OR ROSEWOOD P.O. BOX 519 EDMONTON Phono 429-0801 PrisonOfficiah Quell Disturbances NEW YORK (Heuters) Prison officials quickly con- tained disturbances that broke out Wednesday for the third straight day at the Manhattan house of detention for men, known as The Tombs. Kosygin Invited To Bonn MOSCOW (Reuters) West German Chancellor Willy Brandt left for home today after signing a treaty normalizing re- lations with Russia and inviting Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin to visit Bonn. A West German spokesman said Kosygin accepted the invi- tation, but no date was set. Kosygin accompanied Brandt to Moscow's Vnukovo Airport and they chatted beside the spe- cial Lufthansa jet before Brandt went aboard. In a joint communique, the West German and Russian lead- ers said they are convinced the treaty opens up favorable pros- pects for developing peaceful co-operation in different spheres and will help lead toward secu- rity in Europe. The two govern- ments also agreed to continue exchanges of opinions at appro- priate levels, the statement added. Before he left Moscow, Brandt told reporters that he left no doubt with his Soviet htets that West Germany remained a "loyal member of the Atlantic alliance and of the growing Eu- ropean community." He said this was well understood when the treaty renouncing the use of Force and declaring European Frontiers inviolable was signed Wednesday. In Wednesday's disturbances prisoners, who have been com- plaining of overcrowding and other alleged prison inadequa- cies, hurled burning debris from the windows of the 12-storcy structure. However, George McGrath, city correction commissioner, said that the situation at the prison Wednesday was "very good." On Monday and Tuesday, prisoners rioted throughout the building. McGrath announced Wednes- day that 300 prisoners were scheduled to be transferred from city jails to state prisons. He said that while none of the transferred prisoners would come from The Tombs, it was hoped that since no new prison- ers would be received by the prison a process of .attrition would work to reduce over- crowding. McGrath has ordered a full' investigation into conditions at the jail. Killed In Fall From Horse PINCHER CREEK A Cal- gary woman was killed Wed- nesday in a fall from a horsa at nearby West Castle ski re- sort. Police said the woman, was on a trail ride from the Rocky Mountain foothills resort when ;he accident occurred. Pincher Creek is 70 miles west of Lethbridge. HALE OPTICAL LTD. Gary Martih Dispensing Optician 307 6th St. S. 327-71S2 GENERAL WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 70 ABOVE 12-00 4 ZEUO AT NOON SUNRISE FRIDAY 5.20 SUNSET Lethbridge 93 55 Pincher Creek 89 50 Watortoh (Approx.) 89 50 Medicine Hat ......95 55 Edmonton......80 57 .01 Jasper........78 50 .01 Banff..........82 47 Calgary........ 88 50 Victoria....... 72 54 .01 Cranbrook.......91 58 Penticton....... 95 57 Prince George 67 45 1.03 Kamloops....... 85 53 .02 Vancouver......68 59 .13 Hegina.........90 62 iaskatoon...... 85 55 Winnipeg....... 92 59 Toronto........ 82 GO Ottawa......... 86 63 St. John's.....60 55 1.07 Halifax.........69 60 .71 Charlottetown .77 60 .25 Chicago........ 78 72 .01 New York....... 80 73 Miami.......... 89 81 Los Angeles 90 70 Las Vegas......103 85 Lcthbridge-Mcclicme Hat Today sunny becoming cloudy with showers or thun- dcrshowers. Winds shift- ing to N20 during the morn- ing. Highs near 80. Friday cloudy with showers clearing during the afternoon. Cooler. Lows 45-50, highs 70-75, Columbia, sunny today with a few show- ers or isolated thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Sunny Friday with a few cloudy periods. Highs today 75- 80. Overnight lows 45-50. Highs Friday near 80. Look what you get iras a BEHLEN CURVET tOW COST (hanks to economical arched design. EXTRA SPACE from frameless construction no posts oi: trusses. EXTRA STRENGTH from heavy galvanized steel deep corrugation Here's a great general purpose fjrni building. Weather tight and maintenance free. Easy to erect yourself or wn can handle it. Five utility models, also grain storage mocMs Slop by soon GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway, lethbridgo Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 3 west. There Is e-paving between Lethbridge nd Monarch. Motorists are sited to watch for men and quipmcnt. Between C o 1 eman nd the B.C. border paving is i progress causing slight de- lay in traffic. There is also some construction work 4 to 5 miles east of Crcston. Highway 5 Lelhbridge to Welling. Base course paving is finished. There are some rough sections. Motorists arc asked to watch for men and equipment. POUTS ON ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coiitts I hours: Canvay 5 a.m. to II p.m. 1IST, Chief Mountain 8 a.m. o 9 p.m. Del Bonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C., 7 a.m. o .11 p.m.; Kingsgale, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-RykorUi 8 s.m, o midnight. ;