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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 _ THE IETMBRIDG5 HERALD Monday, Augus! >7, WJO WASHINGTON (AP) Claiming several bright, new prospects for a stable world peace, the Nixon administration has expressed renewed enthusi- asm for a slowdown in the weapons race with the Soviet Union. The key issue of the joint strategic arms limitations talks SAVE-THE-MINI CAMPAIGN With scissors slashing at the lengthy skirt of Mrs. Graham, 26, of London, Ont., Mrs. Bunny Dean began a campaign to save the mini skirt. Mrs. Dean says the mini skirt and panty hose hove given women freedom they have never had before. Causes Uproar WASHINGTON (AP) A senator has demanded an offi- cial explanation of why 15 air- men armed with 15 razor blades spent a full day cutting holes in news- papers because "someone didn't like" the way a gen- eral's picture was displayed. Wteii the Aug. 7 edition of the Talespinner, the base newspaper at Lackland Air Force Base, Tex., was distrib- uted there was an unexplained hole inches deep, neatly carved into the centre of page 5. An official spokesman for the base public information office was quoted in a Texas newspaper as saying the space had been occupied by a badly cropped photograph of Maj.-Gen. John S. Samuel, Lackland's commander, which was "very inappro- priate for a general." V! 307 6th St. S. HMi OPTICAL COMPANY LTD. Gary Martin Dispensing Optician 327-7152 Ths photograph showed Samuel receiving the Legion of Merit from Lt.-Gen. Arthur W. Oberbeck, director of the air force's Weapons Systems Evaluation Group. It was cropped narrowly, displaying views of the heads of the two generals and that of Samuel's wife. Oberbeck's three stars could not be seen. Senator William Proxmire, complaining of the incident in a letter to Air Force Secre- tary Robert Seamans, said: "If these facts are accurate, I think this was a violation of freedom of the press and a waste of the taxpayer's money." In a letter to a Lackland airman told of the incident and said: "The bizarre day began when a senior non-commis- sioned officer judged a photo- graph of a general to be 'inap- propriately' cropped. "In a rage, the NCO pub- licly dismissed the assistant editor and ordered all office personnel to participate in the razor blade operation to the exclusion of all productive ac- tivity." INTRODUCTORY OFFER UNTIL AUGUST 20th ONLY ROSEWOOD Manufactured Homes are elegant and very practical in price NO LIMIT TO DESIGN FRAMED ON YOUR SITE Exomple: 1040 sq. ft., 3 bedroom homo erected on your property. Special Basic package indices oil insulntion, drywaii, windows, and Corlon floor covering throughout. Specially 'appointed to guarantee your satisfaction. Roily Jalbert P.O. BOX 763 IHTHBRIDGE WRITE TO: OR ROSEWOOD P.O. BOX S19 EDMONTON Phone 429-0801 is a proposal to abolish mu- tually or curtail deployment of anti-ballistic missiles, they said. Administration spoke smen said the safeguard ABM system had been a major bargaining tool at the Vienna talks, which just ended a four-month round last week. The negotiations re- sume in Helsinki this Novem- ber, They said the Soviet Union had expressed most interest in stopping development of the ABM. The United States has of- fered to do so if the Russians would limit their large SS-9 mis- siles and cut their ABM. At a weekend briefing for edi- tors and broadcasters in New Orleans during President Nix- on's visit, the officials said Nix- on's promise last year of nego- tiations rather than confronta- tion had panned out as a turn- ing point in post-war policy. CLAIM WAR OVER Tile spokesmen, who declined identification and prohibited re- lease of their comments until Sunday, also said the conven- tional ground war in southern South Vietnam is virtually ended. They said security in that pail of the nation was the best it's been since 1M4. While noting that guerrilla warfare continues and the Paris peace talks remain fruitless, they said the strengthened South Vietnamese Anny now should he able to meet on its own the aggression in the south- ern region. Generally, the Vietnam war was said to be slowing down, and the possibility was still held open for a negotiated settle- ment. The. officials said the Middle East truce, while fragile, offers good hope of avoiding a larger war. The guerrilla raids along the Jordan, Syrian and Lebanese front were termed only minor violations of the ceasefire and for1 mostly political reasons, The critical truce front remains the Suez line between Israel and Egypt, they said. New President BEIRUT (AP) Parliament meets tonight to elect a new pr'esident for Lebanon, and the outcome is as clouded as the tops of the mountains behind the capital. After two months of intense political activity to line up a successor to President Charles Helou, there are four announced candidates, and none is likely to win. Helou can't succeed him- self. The biggest bloc !n the 89- member parliament, the Nahj, was holding a last-minute emer- gency meeting this morning to make its choice. It was consi- derin Alias Sarkis, 44, gover- nor of the Central Bank of Le- banon, and Farid Dahdah, 60, a former judge and head of the civil service board. Tension was high in the city, as a precaution against the armed groups backing various candidates, demonstrations have been banned, firearms permits suspended, and troops and gendarmes blocked off (lie square in front of the old parlia- ment building in the centre of the city and the streets sur- rounding it. announced candidates in- cluded: president Camille Chamoun, 70, a pro-Western right-winger who asked the U.S. marines to Lebanon in 1958 to put down a civil war that devel- oped when he announced he wanted a second term. of Public Works Pierre Gemayel, 65, head of the right-wing Falangist party whose militants fought running battles with Palestinian com- mandos in Beirut in March. of Economy Sulei- man Franieh, 60, nominated Sunday night by Uie small Centre bloc which is trying to regain some of the influence it had before last year's prolonged government crisis over the com- mando issue. Haki, 56, head of the small Moslem Najjada party. He is given no chance because the president of this nearly half-Christian, half-Moslem Cholera Death Toll Hits 113 DACCA (Reuters) Cholera has claimed 113 lives in three flood-stricken districts of east- ern Pakistan, official reports reaching Dacca Said oday. President Yahya Khan warned of the danger of an epi- demic after recent floods which ravaged the eastern province, killing more than 100 persons country is traditionally a Ma- ronite Christian who then ap- points a Moslem premier. A two-thirds majority, 66 votes, was required for election on the first ballot. Thereafter a simple majority, or 50 votes, is enough. Policeman KS-TTF 7 ir liied In OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Eight Omaha policemen apparently were lured into a dynamite trap in a vacant house on the city's near North Side today and one was killed and seven hurt. Lieut. John Bozak said a boo- by-trapped suitcase on the liv- ing room floor of the house in a predominantly Negro section exploded, blowing the house apart. The slain officer was Larry Menard, who would have been 30 Thursday, Deputy Police Chief Glen Gates said. Menard had been on the police force since February, 1963. One policeman, John Tess, was in hospital with .leg wounds and in fair condition. Six other policemen were treated at hos- pitals and released. Pates said eight policemen were dispatched to the area after a report a woman was screaming. He said there had been a number of "crank" calls from the area in recent days. Apparently, Gates said, "a dynamite trap" was planned. Train Crew Ends Strike JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) The 34-day strike by 48 train crew men againr1 the White Pass and Yukon Railway has ended, a United Transportation union of- ficial said Sunday. Del Deering of St. Paul, Minn., the union's international vice-president, said trains will resume running the fabled Skagway, Alaska-Whitehorse, Y.T., route sometime today. Deering said the new con- tract, which expires Aug. 14, 1972, provides fat a 20-per-cent wage increase this year, and a 10-per-c.ent hike in 1971. This is in addition to a 25-per-ccnt Alaska differential, he said. Smoke Da 907 3rd Ave. S. Phono 327-4994 FfOODS HIT NORTHERN IRELAND A British soldier aids an Irish policeman in removing a car from a flooded street in Belfast, Northern Ireland Sunday as record rainfalls flooded towns and villages. The British soldiers, sent to Ireland earlier to con- trol political-religious rioting, turned to relief work in the wake of the floods. Worst Iii.30 Years Floods Bring Halt To Riots BELFAST (AP) Nineteen hours of torrential rain and Bel- fast's worst flood in 30 years brought a weekend halt to Roman Catholic-Protestant riots and changed British troops from enemies to heroes, at least tem- porarily. Rescue operations replaced street battles as hundreds of Ransom Note MONTEVIDEO CAP) Uru- guayan police noted several major differences Sunday night between a new ransom note de- livered tii a Brazilian news- paper and earlier confirmed notes from anti-government reb- els holding an American agrono- mist and a Brazilian diplomat as hostages, The police said they doubted the message's validity or that its threat to kill Brazilian Con- sul Aloysio Mares Dias Gomide came from theTupamaros guerrillas. Brazilian police brought the communiques t o Montevideo Sunday afternoon. Delivered to a paper in Porto Alegre, Brazil, it said Dias Gomide's execution date would be set unless the Uruguayan government re- leased 183 prisoners by 11 a.m Tuesday. The note did not mention Claude L. Fly, 05, of Fort Col- lins, Colo., an adviser to the ag- riculture ministry who was kid- napped Aug. 7. Dias Gomide, 41, and Daniel A. Mitrione, 50, of Richmond, Ind., were abducted July 31. Police sources said tte mes- sage from Brazil was dis- counted because it was hand- written instead of typed or mi- meographed, was numbered 14 when the last confirmed mes- sage was numbered 10, and the government is holding 206 sus- pected Tupamoros instead of 183. The last confirmed message from the kidnappers was deliv- ered last Tuesday, along with letters from Dias Gomide and Fly to their wives. Since then there have been four other notes which Hie police believe were false. Attend Rock Festival SASKATOON (CP) More than young persons crowded into a farm meadow Sunday to hear eight groups perform from 1 p.m. to mid- night at Festival. Police said the Woodtick Rock there was evi- dence of drags and alcohol but uniformed RCMP stayed out- side the farm field, 16 miles southwest of Saskatoon. A few plainclothes police were re- ported on the site. No inci- dents were reported. Ken Wasehuk, social director for the University of Saskatoon Students Union said organizers had anticipated about per- sons and that it was financially successful. Farmer Killed in Accident BEAVERLODGE (CP) Thomas Elsender, 43. of Hinlon Trail. Alta., was killed while operating a combine on his farm near this community 40 miles west of Grande Prairie. KCMP said ho died after his clothing was caught in the auger of the combine. 'amilies were evacauted from .heir homes. More than British soldiers laid down their s to toil for hours in the swirling waters. No casualties were reported, but damage estimates ran as high as million. The Catho- lic Falls Hoad district was hard- est lit. As the cleanup got under way today, both Protestants and Kcman Catholics praised the soldiers who the previous week- end were targets of bricks, bot- tles and such epithets as "Ge- stapo swine." "We've had nothing but kind said an army spokes- man. Outside Belfast, high water cut major roads and isolated several villages. Soldiers rescued Prominent Canadian Actor Dies TORONTO (CP1 Leo Ci- ceri, 46, of Montreal, prominent Canadian actor, died in hospital here today following a single- car accident Sunday on High- way 401, five miles south of Kitchener, Ont. His car plunged' through a broken guard rail and down a 230-foot embankment. The guard rail had been broken ear- lier when another car swerved off the road and plunged down the embankment. Its occupants escaped serious injury. Provincial police said a rut seven inches deep and 150 feet long on the south side of the highway could have caused or contributed to the two acci- dents. Mr. Cicsri had been acting with the Stratford Festival The- atre for 11 years. This season he was playing lachimo in Cymbeline, Lovborg in Hedda Gabler and Antonio in Merchant of Venice. Seeks NDP Leadership In Ontario TORONTO (CP) Walter Pitman, New Democratic Party member of the Ontario legisla- ture for Peterborough, an- nounced today he will seek the leadership of tha provincial party at a convention Oct. 24. Mr. Pitman, 41-year-old for- mer schoolteacher, will chal- lenge Stephen Lewis, 32-year-old NDP member for Scarborough West, who has been campaign- ing for the leadership for more than a month. The party leadership becomes vacant at the provincial conven- tion here when Donald Mac- Donald steps down after 17 years in the job. Snow Falls MELBOURNE (Reuters) Snow fell less than 10 miles from Melbourne Sunday, the coldest August day in the city since 1872. The maximum tem- perature was 43.2 degrees com- pared with an August average ol 53. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Denial Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 trapped families in Strabe and Londonderry, and an army boat saved 50 sheep from near the River Foyle. flood Drug Raid CALGARY (CP) Seven persons were charged at the weekend with possession of heroin after HCMP searched a city home. The seven, all from Calgary, were remanded to Aug. 21 without plea. Bail of ?500 was set for Doug- las Martin, Brian Wells and James Barnes while bail was refused for Kenneth Congdon, Delairs Pilsl, Curt Gamble and Eva Jova. Weekend By THE CANADIAN PRESS At least 12 persons died acci- dentally on the prairies during the weekend, all in traffic ac- cidents. Canadian Pisss survey from 6 p.m. local times Fri- day to midnight Sunday night listed five deaths in Saskatch- ewan, three in Manitoba and four in Alberta. In Alberta three persons were killed in a two-car crash Sunday on Highway 27 near Olds. They were identified as Joseph Alfonso Arsenauld, 37, of Canadian Forces Base, Moose Jaw, and Olga Burchel Davies, 58, and Ernest Edward Simmonds, 76, both of Dids- bury, Alta. The other Alberta death was Larry William Bowden, 14, of Edberg, killed when a motor- cycle he was riding and a southbound Canadian Pacific Railway Dayliner collided Sun- day near Edberg, BO miles southeast of Edmonton. Fire Elect Chief HALIFAX (CP) Chief James Graham of Edmonton was e 1 e c t e d president of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs at t h e opening of the five-day annual meeting here Sunday. Other officers elected were: Chief Charles Findlay of Dart- mouth, N.S., first vice presi- dent; Chief Walter Drew, of Thunder Bay, Ont, second vice-president; Benoit Bourque of Laval, Que., third vice-presi- dent; and Chief C. N. W. She- wan, Winnipeg, fourth vice- president. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT ABOVE ZERO AT NOON SUNPvISE TUESDAY SUNSET Lcthhridge 93 411 Waterton (approx.) 89 38 Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton..... Jasper......... Calgary....... Cranbrook Victoria Penticton...... Prince George Kamloops...... Vancouver Saskatoon Regina Winnipeg 89 38 96 46 72 33 71 45 87 46 87 59 68 46 85 45 G2 42 81 50 66 48 89 52 86 53 71 53 Thunder Bay 75 54 .m Toronto 85 57 Ottawa......... 86 59 1.71 Chicago......... 84 67 New York....... 93 76 Miami 87 (12 Los Angeles 89 72 Las Veaas.......98 76 FOECAST Lclhbridge, Medicine Today: Sunny. Winds W20 gusty (o 30 over Hie fnot- hills tWs afternoon. Highs 75-80. Lows tonight 45 50. Tuesday: Sunny. Highs near SO. Columbia Koulcnay Sun- ny today and Tuesday. Highs today and Tuesday near 80, ex- cept low 70s in Columbia re- gions. Lows tonight in 40s. get It! a 'mFwwiyw ?n IlceilLEtN LOW COST thanks to economical m-ehed design. EXTRA SPACE from frame-less construction no Ay poets or trusses. EXTRA STRENGTH from heavy gauge galvanized steel with Behien deep corrugation. Here's a great genera! purpose farm building.' Weather tight and maintenance free. Easy to erect, yourself or we can handle it. Five utility models, also grain storage models Slop by soon, for full facts. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway, lethbritlge Phono 327-316S OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 3 west. There is re-paving between Lethbridge and Monarch Motorists are asked to watch for men and equipment. Between C o I cman and the B.C. border paving is in progress causing slight de- lay in traffic. There is also some construction work 4 to 5 miles cast of Creston. Highway 5 Lethbridge to Welling. Base course paving is finished. There are some rough sections. Motorists are asked to watch for men and equipment. TORTS ON ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutta 24 hours: Carway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain 8 a.m, to 9 p.m. Del Bonlla 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Rooscvillc, B.C., 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 1A hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m, to midnight. ;