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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY 70-75. The lethkidge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 211 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTION'S 40 PAGES Canada to scrap missile outfits Dmft agreement OTTAWA (CD Scrapping of Canada's anti-bomber Bom- arc missile .squadrons is ex- pected to be provided for in tho defence while paper to be re- leased Tuesday. As well, informants said today, (lie policy document likely will provide for assigning a squadron of CF-5 ground sup- port jets to NATO's northern flank in II may further signal Ilia end of the heavy tank role of the Ca- nadian troops in Germany. Indi- cations arc that (he present, aging Centurion will not be re- placed by another heavy tank when its life expires. Defence Minister Donald Mac- dpnald has said the white paper will address itself specifically to Canada's partnership with Hie U.S. in the North American ail- defence command, and tlie question of bomber defence- There is a question of whether Canada is arming itself "against an attack which is a decreasing lie has stated, in reference t o what some believe is _ a declining threat from Soviet manned bombers, NO NEED FOR ISOiMARCS Speculation is that the white paper will outline a plan for scrapping the nuclear-armed Bomarcs, squadrons of which were installed at North Bay, Ont., and La Macaza, Que., in 1963 as part of NORAD's de- fence against Soviet bombers. Also see Page 5 New Berlin agreem step c moves hail storms MONTREAL (CP) Soviet rocket launching sites may soon begin to appear on llie Canadian (o fight hail slorms. Elias J. Fallal, of Montreal Trading Ltd., says the Russian weather rockets have been proven up to 100- per-cent effective against hail storms in some areas of I he Soviet. Union. 7'hr kiiwn fis is coupler] u-jih a niriiiern liMl-conli'nl device a plastic shell containing up to 123 grains ot reagent. The shell is fitted with n lime fuse- Mid explosive which goes olf at a prc-sct point of trajectory, spraying the reagent in aerosol form into t'ic hail focus of the cloud. Silver iwlide. Hie rcar-enl. is a common chemical used in cloud seeding. It stimulates the ice-forming ac- fjvily of I ho clour! up io billion particles a gram of reagent when exploded. By stiiniilaiinR (lie ice forming capacity, the super- cnn'M moisture unfrnzf.'n in (he cloud is instantly frozen inlo tiny particles and begins Io fall, resulting in either pnow, rain or very liclif, incapable of cre- ating damage at Ihc ground level. W idespreud damage It is only when hail remains in a super-cooled toe lorg that it heroines a serious threat In Uiis siato, fix- droplets are moved 'jp and doim in the by air currents, adding layers of dust particles and ice as they are nwcd about. enough layers are collected, the droplets fall because the added weight becomes too much for Ihe air currents to sup- port. A recent Wliilecourl. Alfa., report of a hail storm described "hailstones the size of golf balls" causiug "damage of or more." Damage to crops in out- lying areas was reported to be 100 per cent in some regions. The Soviet .process prevents (he large hailstones from forming by freezing small particles at an early stage in [he storm's development. VTlicn fired right into the nucleus of the storm, the silver iodide re- places the dust particles enabling Ihe moisture to freeze and fall prematurely. An elaborate system of radar equipment Is needed (o track (he storm and provide (he co-ordinates (o direct the launching of the rockets. Despite the intri- cacies of ibis radar system, co-ordinates and para- meiers of the slonn and ils nucleus can be provided within two minutes, and the radius of the latest hail- contrbl rocket is 12 kilometers or miles. No effective melliod In Canada at present, there is no effective method of presenting hail storms, but Bernard Power, president of Weather Engineering Corp. of America, says his .Montreal-based company can provide tlie service as effectively and less expensively than the Russians by using tho same principle. "In Ihe western provinces, flares arc currently be- ing used Io combat the he explained, flares have a much lower concentration. It is im- possible Io get out Ilia required concentration of silver iodide without an explosive burst." Volleyball diplomacy? By CHARLES I.AMBE1.IX HAVANA (Renter) Premier Fidel Caslro shook hands, signed autographs and chatted wilh (he United Stales volleyball players before Iheir game will) Cuba Suiifhiy night. Cuban Ic.ider, in good spirits, told Ihe players he hoped there would be more sports exchanges be- tween the U.S. and Cuba. "The more exchanges Ihc be said, hoping that Cuban leams might scum go tu flic United States. Kull security measures ivere in force outside and in- side Ihe covered sladium when Castro arrived. Later Castro gave nn interview In UK American Broadcasting Co., answering only previously agrctd questions on sports. Asked ahniil Culm's spodacular successes in inter- national spcrl, Caslro explained there was no more professionalism in Cuba and sports were practised at all lei els al .school from plcmenlary Io universilv. Me as anollier reason, constant Iniim'ng wilh (lie help of roadies. T" annlhiT C.Hin said he was delighted llnl ('iil.n cnuld cnic iiilcni.-ihoiial sports cicnl. he mrnlinnnl Mir wurld aiiulrw h-isclwll ch.inipi'iii: lnp> Io he lielil luie ni IVci'inh'-r. was Oind pnbiiruy wa. mil In nnv .'.purl', he Alli'i- M..TIIIII: Ihr I'S CaMni Ihe inalrll lirlu.Tii Cuba ,md Ihe I I'ub.i ilrlralnl ihi- I'S I .mil (or ihr by wiii'iini: UK- (Vuirai and t'anhbean r.niyj dMinpionships, 'It means I get G raise if I had a job, is'.' Ticker e r oils LONDON (AP) The U.S. dollar slipped slightly in money markets today when trading re- sumed after a week of mone- tary crisis. British dealers elfecfively re- valued the Japanese yen by 10 per cent, quoting the rate of 317 yei: .for one doilar compared with the official rate in Tokyo of SIM. The dealers emphasized, how- ever, that the rate bad little meaning as there were practi- cally no yen available in Lon- don. Japanese banks here con- tinued their self-imposed freeze on trading in Ihcir own cur- rency. In London, Hie first Euro- pean market to open, the U.S. dollar was exchanged between S2.45 and S2.46, which amount- ed to a cut in the value of Hie American currency of about three per cent. POSTS GOOD GAIN In New York the stock mar- ket posted a good gain in light trading today as foreign ex- change markets opened in cr- de.rly fashion after being closed for a week following President W i x o n's announce- ment of new policies to pro- tect the United States dollar. Wall Street analysts said the Nixon economic program cbn- linued to have a favorable ef- fect on the market. on I of wedlock BELFAST (AP) Bernadelle Devlin, 24-year-old member of Parliament from Northern Ire- land and firebrand civil rights campaigner, gave birth to a daughter in Magherafclt Hospi- tal loday. The unwed mother and the child were reported well al- Ihough (lie birth had net been exoected for another month. Miss Devlin's past week of day-and-night political m e e t- ings, whipping up civil disobedi- ence to Ihe central government in (he current wave of violence, may have affected the timeta- ble Miss Devlin announced five weeks ago that she was preg- nant but refused to name (he father. STRIP AND SEARCH Twenty-five prisoners lay stripped and handcuffed on (he lawn oulside Ihe adjustment centre as search for arms goes on inside. In this dramatic pholo guards wilh guns stand walch over ths prostrate criminals. Three guards and three prisoners were slain in an unsuccessful prison break. Lawyer sought in bloody breakout attempt SAN QUENTIN. Calif. (API The San Francisco Chronicle reported today that an Oakland lawyer is being sought for ques- tioning r.fler Saturday's bloody breakout try at San Quentin prison in which Solcdad Brother George Jackson and five others died. The paper said prison authori- ties identified him as Stephen Mitchell Bingham, 29, and said he was the lawyer who visited Jackson Saturday afternoon. The Chronicle said Bingham Is a grandson of tlie late Hiram Seen and heard About town J70UR YEAR OLD Bonnie G a y e Milne wondering if the television model's long eyelashes were to keep Ihe i'uu out of her' eyes Young Christopher Robinson discovering that, white (he green tomatoes from his aunt's garden look like rub- ber balls, they don't bounce Alex Procter running outside in Ihe rainsionn Io shut his car windows and discovering they were al- readv closed. Bingham who served as Con- necticut governor and U.S. sen- ator before his death in 1956. Bingham, a University of Cal- ifornia at Berkeley law school graduate, joined an Oakland law firm in private practice last year, the paper said. The Chronicle said prison au- thorities reported that Jackson, minutes after leaving Bingham in the visiting room, produced a nine-millimetre pistol and launched his abortive escape at- tempt. The paper quoted prison sources as saying: "We know lie (Jackson) was clean when he entered the visit- ing underwent a skin that on leaving he was not out of the sight of his guards. "And he was had a the guards were about to search him again." Prison officials say they now believe a San Quenlin guard's concerned curiosity may have triggered Jackson into starting the escape try earlier than he and fellow convicts bad planned. The guard and Jackson were among six men killed Saturday in what prison 'officers call San Quenlin's "blackest bloodiest day." Scrgcanl. Jerc Graham was shot in the. forehead when he GEORGE JACKSON Cut Down we.nt inside the maximum secu- rity adjustment centre, appar- ently to check on why other guards had felled to emerge, Associate Warden James Park- said SHOT AS HE RAN Jackson, 2.0. flashing a for- eign-made pistol, was cut down by rifle fire from a guard tower as he and another black convict dashed toward a 20-foot wall. Four ol her v i c I i m s w o guards and two found covered with blood in Jackson's cell, some with their throal.s nil. All the dead but Jackson were white. Rebels in firm control of Bolivia LA 1'AZ (Rculer) Right- wing army [actions were in firm control of Bolivia loday ador ousting ieff-wing ,'u.iu Jose. Torres in a four-day revolt climaxed by 12 hours of fiem; slrcel fiRhling which left ;tn csfinialed KXI persons drarl. Bui Col Hugo in Smiilny as plTMflnnl, .' his government, would for- Ihr ;i nrd.s left .mil and "speak of naliniml- r-in made, ill! UIIMK'- bid fur Ihe presidency when UK regime ol Gen. presi- rienlia] plc-rliun plunged South yiolnam irlo ils gravest political crisis since the Buddh- ist uprisings of Kj proposed Dial he and Pres- ident Nguyen Van Thieu both resign from office to pave the way for a election. He said this was the only avoid IJ'e prospects of dark days in Ih? hiM'.ry of Hie nation." ivas immediate com- ment from the presidential pal- ace, but political observers doubted that Thieu would agree (o Ky's proposal. The U.S. embassy, which suc- cessfully manoeuvred Ky back on (ho hsllot after Gen. Duong Van Minh's withdrawal from the race left Thieu unopposed, issued a brief statement saying it regretted ll.e rice-president's decision. Officials hciuR peti- tioned Ilif Ixuirdcs IHHTOII, ;