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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lcthbridgc Herald High forecast Saturday 40 "VOL. LX1V "Serving South Alberta and Southeastern B.C." IjOTHBRlDGErALBERTA, SATURDAYTDECEMBER 12, 1970 Price IS Cents FOUR SECTIONS 70 PAGES Heath asks Queen for approval State of emergency is in British NEVER TO RUN AGAIN War is cruel and the dead are often the lucky ones. The drastic change of a bomb blast can hurl hundreds like this boy into lifetime cripples, never to enjoy the common run-and-jump routine of his play- mates. Adding salt to the wound is the shortage of food and medical attention often associated wivh these innocent vicims. It is not possible to give the boy back his legs and hand but do- nations to the Herald's Cup of Milk Fund can make sure he doesn't go to bed hungry. Youth rally to assist the needy In Korea, the social workers attached to the Uni- tarian Service Committee have discovered that there are a considerable number maladjusted children in primary school due to family poverty, ignorance, neg- ligence and overcrowding. These children need atten-' tion and help if they are to grow up to be happy useful citizens. Fortunately boys and girls in Canada are anxious to help children everywhere and have been collecting money to send to the USC to assist them with their programs. Friday The Herald received a letter from a Cole- man Girl" Forest Guards which said: "please find en- closed a cheque for for the Cup of Milk Fund. We sold candy and mixed nuts to raise funds to be able to send you this cheque." From Magrath we received a cheque in the amount of which was raised by Mrs. John Brun- ner's catechism class. The grade 5 class of the R. I. Baker School in Coaldale sent us a Christmas card with a cheque for All the children had signed the card wishing us a Merry Christmas. It is this concern for the work the USC is doing in less fortunate countries that year after year, sends The Herald Cup of Milk Fund over the top. The ob- jective this year is and if everyone gives a little, we will go over the top once again. So far, south Albertans have donated There's still a long way to go. List of the latest donors is on page two. LONDON (AP) Official sources said the British govern- ment asked the queen today to proclaim a state of emergency permitting nationwide rationing of electricity in the six-day power dim-out. Royal assent was expected shortly as a formality. The Queen headed back to Buck- ingham Palace from a visit out- side London for an evening meeting with the Privy Council, her top advisers. Prime Minister Edward Heath and his cabinet issued no public statement after confer- ring for two hours on the power crisis, brought on by a slow- down of electricity work- ers in a pay dispute. But informants said the gov- ernment planned a series of measures restricting non-essen- tial use of power as soon 'as the emergency proclamation look effect. The measures included a ban on advertising signs and shop, displays. The sources said the govern- ment intended to supervise closely the distribution of power to industries but did hot plan stringent control of lighting and heating for Britain's 18 million homes. FACE PENALTIES Tiie sweeping regulatory pow- ers sought by the government would come into effect as soon as the royal seal has been placed on the emergency pro- Nixon rejects blame for unrest WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon rejected Saturday the conclusion of his commis- sion on campus unrest that he bears the major responsibility for providing the moral leader- ship to end divisions in United States society. In a letter to William W. Scranton, chairman of the com- mission, Nixon said moral au- thority in a nation as great and diverse as the United States re- sides in many others besides the president. "There are thousands upon thousands of individuals- clergy, teachers, public offi- cials, scholars, w r i t e r s I o whom segments of the nation look for moral, intellectual and political Nixon said. The president's lengthy letter was his first official comment on the controversial report of the commission which, when is- sued Sept. 26, was met with im- mediate criticism from other administration spokesmen. A principal commission find- ing was its conclusion that the first step in preventing future campus violence and creating understanding rests squarely with the president. Soviet Union accuses U.S. of arms race increase Israel nearer to mid-east peace talks WASHINGTON I Renter) Israel seemed to he a step nearer the Middle East peace talks negotiating table today following intensive talks here between De- fence Minister Moshe Dayan of Israel and President Nixon. Dayan is believer) to have reached a closer under- sHndirig with the United States on Middle East se- curity matters in lie day-long talks. Diplomatic observers, said these understandings could nudge Israel into deciding by the end of this month to return to Uie stalled peace talks with the Arabs under UN envoy Gunnar Jarring. Dayan held an intensive round of talks Friday with Nixon, Defence Secretary Mclvin R. Laird and State Secretary William P. Rogers. lie declined to discuss the talks when he left (ho slate department Friday night after a second meal- ing with last appointment during a crowd- ed one-day stay in Washington. U.S. officials echoed the sfak'inrnls of Israeli offi- rials, prior to Dayan's visit, that he was not in Wash- ington to negotiate on the peace talks. Nevertheless, informed sources said the defence minister was particularly anxious to discuss the mili- tary balance of power along the Suez canal in light of what Israel claims is a Soviet missile buildup there and the increasing number of Soviet personnel irl Egypt. Dayan plans to spend tile weekend in New York before returning to I sracl. MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Union accused the United States today of justifying a new in- crease in the arms race by re- viving myths of Soviet prepara- tions for an armed attack on Western Europe. Evidence of the arms stepup, Scientists satellite in orbit FORMOSA BAY, Kenya (AP) The first United States satel- lite ever launched by scientists from another country went into earth orbit today, opening up millions of miles of uncharted space to x-ray research. A 40.000 pound satellite n a m e in launched by an Italian crew at a.m. EST. Scientists said the Quito, Ecua- dor, tracking station picked it up 66 minutes later, exactly on schedule, indicating Uie ship was in orbit. The rocket was named Uhurii because it was launched on the anniversary of Kenya's inde- pendence from Britain. said the official Communist party newspaper Pravda, is seen "in a fresh outburst of war hysteria in Washington and statements by high-placed Pen- tagon officials on a shortage of strategic arms." "U.S. Secretary of Defence Melvin Laird has made it abun- dantly clear that the 1971 U.S. defence budget is some sort of a springboard for a fur- ther leap in the arms the paper said. The United States has shifted part of this increased financial burden to its Atlantic treaty al- lies, said Pravda. European NATO members agreed at a year-end meeting Dec. 2-4 to increase their mili- tary expenditures by about million during the next five years in an effort to com- pensate for U.S. defence spend- ing in Europe. clamation. Violators would face penalties to be announced at the same time. Parliament is expected to re- ceive the measures Monday, Queen approves LONDON (AP) Queen Eliz- abeth proclaimed a state of emergency tonight, giving the government wide powers to safeguard the "essentials of life" in power-starved Britain. with a request to approve them for an initial period of up to 28 days. They could be renewed later. The last declaration of a state of emergency was on July 16 this year, as a result of a na- tional dock strike. Christmas lights, store win- dows, advertising signs, street lighting and power used by non-essential industries could be cut off or rationed so that hospi- tals, homes and important in- dustries can be served. FORESEES NO PROGRESS Employment minister Robert Can- met for five hours Friday with representatives of three electrical workers' unions, then said: "I don't think these can be any further progress." Union leaders called the meet- ing "a waste! of Chappie, head of the Electrical and Plumbing union, said: "The differences between .us are too great to be bridged." Labor is seeking at least 25- per-cent raises, averaging about 515.10 a week more than Uie current average. The gov- ernment-controlled Electricity Council is offering S5 and is willing to go as high as or 10 per cent. Prime Minister Edward Heath's Conservative govern- ment says anything more than that would be inflationary. The unions say the govern- ment is making them scape- goats in the anti-inflation battle. But a nationwide backlash ap- peared growing against the workers today. Electricity boards across the nation asked citizens to-stop at- tacks and threats on their per- sonnel. The Yorkshire board or- dered its men to go on outsida jobs in pairs for protection, and a union leader said: "If the violence continues and if there is any damage to property, we will close down ai the power stations in Yorkshire." Automobiles were sprayed with acid and windows of homes and offices smashed. Stores and restaurants refused to serve electricians. Abusive and ob- scene telephone calls went to strikers' homes. Tavern explosion kills five people Floods kill 82 JAKARTA (Router) Eigh- ty-two persons were killed and 31 injured in landslides and floods on the Sangir Tauauld islands in East Indonesia, the KNI news agency reported Sat- urday. The disaster oceffired last week but reports have only just started trickling in from the area. KNI said more than people were left home- less in 26 villages hit by tho floods. NEW YORK (AP) Five bodies were found today by po- lice and firemen searching the wreckage of a Park Row build- ing where an explosion and fire injured more than 60 people Fri- day. .Destroy toys GALVESTON, Tex. (AP) Thieves who c o u 1 d u't carry away all the bicycles, tricycles and toys today from a Salva- tion Army warehouse here, smashed and destroyed the rest. The toys were being pre- pared for underprivileged chil- dren, authorities said. Stolen were 28 bicycles, 34 tricycles and assorted games and toys. SHOPPING DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS One other person who might have been in the three-storey building opposite city hall was still unaccounted for, officials said. Eleven of the injured, many of them customers in a ground- floor tavern, were in critical condition in hospital. None of the dead was idenli- fieri itnnipdiafely. Onp. was a man, but the others were so badly burned their sex could not be determined immediately. The blasl, louchcd off by a gas leak, occurred at about 2 p.m. Glass, debris and equipment from the bar, including a heavy cigarette machine, uei'C flung across the strct'l. Mayor John V. Lindsay, who heard a "thunderous uproar" from his City Hall office, went to the scene, as did Fire Com- missioner Robert 0. Lowery and other officials. They found a crowd gathering as patrons, dazed and bloodied, staggered from Ihe tavern, Ryan's Bar and Grill. PITTSBURGH COUPLE WED IN ANCIENT AND ILLEGAL SCOTS RITE G. Brinton Mo- therallll and his bride, the former Beverly Jean Fox, smile Friday after their marriage in an outlawed Scottish rite, hundreds of years old. The wedding was performed by a blacksmith who banged his hammer on the a nvil (foreground) ana oedarec, the Pa couple wed. The old Scots law that permitted such rules was ruled illegal in 1939, but the couple said they feel married and h ave no plans for further ceremonies. Spaniards tensely await court martial trial verdict MADRID (Beuter) Unrest continued Friday night as Span- iards tensely awaited a verdict in the court martial of 16 al- leged Basque nationalist guer- rillas. Anti-government demonstra- tions took place in Barcelona, Madrid and Bilbao, in the Basque region. Observers feel there are growing indications that none of the of whom face death be exe- cuted even if found guilty.. Police are still hunting foe Eugen Beihl, West German hon- orary consul in San Sebastian, who was kidnapped as an ap' parent hostage for the Burgos prisoners facing death sent- ences. MAY RULE MONDAY The trial ended Wednesday night and the five army officer judges retired to consider their verdicts, which arc not expected at least until Monday. The six facing death sent- ences were accused of murder- ing Melton Manzanas. San Se- bastian secret police inspector. Alleged confessions by some of them are invalid because they were made under the influ- ence of police torture, the de- fence argued. Tlie sentences will not be valid until confirmed by Lt.- Gen. Tomas Garcia Rebull, ap- pointed this year as commander of the Burgos divisional region which Includes tie Basque areas of north Spain. If there are death sentences, and if Garcia Rebull signs them, the cabinet must be in- formed. .Head of State Fran- cisco Franco then has the right to commute them for 30-year prison sentences. This has been his usual practice in recent years. Auto workers launch toy drive Seen and heard About town ii 'PBASING Hon Sitter caus- ing Eililic and Connin great concern by threatening lo steal Clirist- nias Hon Clarke and Karon Knolcs finding the "lone prairie" is not so as they strolled along and met friends, including Jim Alcock Lois Lcggc insisting that the branches on her two foot high plastic Christmas tree were scmblcd properly, despite opinion to Ihe contrary. OSHAWA. Out. (CP) Striking United Auto Workers and their wives, facing a bleak Christmas this year, are Irving to do something to brighten up the holidays for their children. The auto workers, on strike against General Motors of Canada for almost three months, have launched a toy collecting dri ve and are hard at work repairing teddy bears, tin soldiers and toy tractors. Men who three mo nllis aeo were building real cars now are Ughtenin g the bolts on toy automobiles. Derek Candy, conimillce chairman of UAW Local 222. came up with the idea and began collecting toys on his own a few weeks ago. The idea caug lit on among his fel- low strikers and now just about everybody is getting into the act. The GM workers deposit the toys in a downtown garage do- nated by Aid. Gordon Atler- sley. There, another crew sets lo w ork patching, pasting and polishing. The wives sew doll dresses, thn husbands work on bicy- cles, sharpening ice skates or any one of a thousand things that need doing to get all the toys in shape for distribu lion by Christmas. Mrs. W. Partridge, head of the women's committee, said she was pleased with the number of men who head for the makeshift toy factory after picket line duty. "At first i t was mainly said Mrs. Partridge. IvT' .X' 'He'd like a job for me, please ;