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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY 10-15 BELOW Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. -I i LIHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1971 PHICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS KOUR SECTIONS 58 PAGES Air strike no threat to ho TORONTO (OP) Air Can- ada officials said today no major disruptions of passenger service are expected during the Christmas holidays because of a lh.reat.ened work-lu-rule cam- paign by ground personnel. The Canadian Air Line Em- ployees Association, represent- ing ticket agents, airport w o r k c r s and reservations clerks, said a work-to-rule cam- paign would start across Hie country at 3 p.m. local times today. The association's announce- ment followed a breakdown in contract talks in Montreal Mon- day, where Air Canada and union negotiators had been Irving fo work out a package under the auspices of a three- man fedL'rnl conciliation board since Dec. 7. Air Canada president J. R. Baldwin said Tuesday night he was "s u r p r i s e d and disap- pointed'1 that the association had resorted io talk of "disrup- tive tactics" against the airline. A n association spokesman said here that the work-lo-rule tactic ''will certainly slow things down" during the holiday travelling peak 21 to Jan. 3. WORK IIV BOOK Under the campaign, ticket sellers, secretaries and ground hostesses represented by (he as- sociation will carry out their duties "by the cut- ting said the spokes- man. Dennis Barclay, Air Canada Information officer in Toronto, said the airline does not. expect any major problems due to the work-to-niie order. "Most of our flights are al- ready booked for the peak po- ho said. "1 don't think the campaign uill hurl us too much, though I here may be some problems for passengers at Hie various airports." Mr. Baldwin ?aH much prog- had been nirvi? in the con- tract talks priur (o (heir recess IMotifby, The board now is reporting its progress to Labor Minister Bryce Macka- sev. near Siberia PLEADING FOR MERCY A captured East Pakistani, centre, pleads for mercy during public Irfal for alleged collaboration with the Pakistan government and war crimes. No sentence was announced. Money system shakedown aids Canada OTTAV.'A Kuriles separate the Pa- cific and the Sea of Okhotsk, ex- tending from the Kamchatka Peninsula, on the Asian main- land, to Japan's Hokkaido Is- land. The peninsula is about BOO miles west of the tip of the Aleutians and about 700 miles north of Japan. HAD EAKLIEH QUAKE Seismographic instruments in Washington located the epi- cer.tre of the quake at Kam- chatka, where a smaller tremor registered 7.3 on the scale Nov. 24. Ambassador A spokesman at the centre in Washington said !he quake was riot connected with the U.S. un- derground nuclear blast on Am- chitka Jsiand in Hie Aleutians last Nov. (i. Environmentalists had fought that test arguing that the explosion, among other things, ccukl cause earthquakes and a tsunami, or seismic wave. DACCA INDIAN ARMY CLOSES IN The Indian government pui a news blackout on its forces closing in on Dacca Wednesday. SheiU from Indian army artillery were report- ed to have touched off fires within the city. fway mark at London LONDON (API Jordan's ambassador to Britain was shot and wounded today driv- ing in a car from his home to the embassy, the Foreign Office said. The ambassador. Zaid nl- Rifa'i. was taken to St. Mary Abbotts Hospital in London's fashionable Kensington district for treatment. The foreign office said it had no further details. The Herald's Cup of Milk Fund has reached Our objective is We're asking for a miracle. If will be a miracle if we reach our goal. We want to do if by Christmas eve. Please help. We've come a long way in the past three weeks. We're jus! about half way there. But we've got just over one week to go. There arc readers look- ing at this slory. Send fifty cents each and we've got a carload of Canadian skim milk The death of the yomh brought lo 1S7 the death toll for 21i months of on the way to Calcutta. dead on sidewalk C-RIMSIIAW KTl Police say a woman found dead on a town sidewalk Tuesday likely died of exposure. The woman, whose name has nol been released, was clad in light clothing. The temperature was I'll degrees below The r need h1.1 Thoy In evislonc rico. gr rich fie! of its seasons. Rice ever, an from se; lo year, man is them wr child a c mas. Tnideau calls news istcr Trudeau has M'heduled a news conference Wednesday al. n p.m. KST. hut no special aniHHincemenis are expected, his office said today. The Co m m o n s. originally scheduled to rise Friday for the Christmas recess, now is expected to break next week, possibly by the bodv was discovered by a podeslrian. SHOPPING DAYS Orimshaw is about miles -rn PUDICTU AC northeast of Grande Prairie. U t-rlKli 1 flight claim Send those dimes to Cup of Milk. Lethbridge Herald. The food goes to starving children of East Bengal and there are millions to feed. But millions more are supporting the Unitarian Service Commit- tee this Christmas. We're part of a magnificent project. Donations, large or small, are sought. We're asking for I hem. We want every nickel we can get. We'll take pennies. The young women in The Herald's business office will count them, roll them and stack them away for Ihe people support, life, sustaining life, in ths pathetic victims of si niggle. we're helping need hdp in the best of times. ;e a hand to mouth e from the padi, or own on Bengal's siil- kls during one or more three annual farming yields are low, how- id are perilously erratic from season to season and year Man's inhumanitv to the real evil. Show can be kind. Give a child a cup of milk this i'nini AP-KKITKH The Pakistani commander in Kust Pakistan has appealed to the Indian army chief of staff for a ceasefire, the government in New Delhi announced loday. India ordered a half to (he bombing of Dacca and gave the Pakistanis 10 hours to surren- der. Gen. Sam Mani'Miaw. the In- dian chief of t-'aff, said he would order a ceasefire as soon as the Pakistanis confirmed their surrender, a n Indian spokesman said. The appeal was from U.-Gen. A. A. K. who previously had vowed to fight to the last man. The exchange between the two generals came as an Indian army spokesman reported In- dian troops fired mo'lars Dacca from less than two miles away and the battle for the Eest Pakistani capital was "in its final stages." An Indian government spokes- man said the Indian army had closed to slightly more than a mile from Dacca when the ceasefire request was relayed. Indian troops also were re- porter! within four miles of Chit- lagong, Kfist Pakistan's largest port. Its harbor area was bit Tuesday by an air and sea bom- bardment. Kanekshaw warned thai' ''if you do no! comply with what I have staled you will leave me with no other alternative but to resume my offensive with the utmost vigor at 0900 a.m.) DPC-. 1fi." This is p.m. EST today. Mnnekshaw fold Niazi he bad ordered the bombing pause at Dacca as a "token of my good faith." The Indian government did not release the contents of Nia- zi's message, but it said that it would be obvious from Manek- shaw's reply that (he Pakistani general had asked for a cease- fire, without committing himself to a surrender. The Indian army chief then made clear a surrender would be required before India would agree lo a ceasefire. In Now Delhi, members of Parliament demanded a gov- ernment statement of reports that ships of Ihe U.S. 7th Fleet, led by U'O nuclear-powered air- craf; inr Kntorprise. are loward (be Bay of Bcn- Minister Raj Ba- hadur fold members "not to be unnerved or give undue impor- tance" In ihf) reports, which in- cluded one from Radio Paki- stan that the ships already had entered the bay. Washington sources said the ships had been ordered to mark time short of the Bay of Bengal unt i 1 it was decided whether an evacuation of East Pakislan was necessary. STILL FAR APART At Vnilcd Nations, members of the. 15-country Security Council. HIP only body that can hope io stop the India-Pakistan war, held intensive private dis- cussions Tuesday night but wore reported still far apart on a call for a ceasefire. LOND07C (API The U.S. dollar dropped sharply to new record lows on major foreign exchange markets today in ex- pectation of devaluation soon. Trading was heavy. Dealers attributed the dollar's weakness and the heavy trading to the announcement Tuesday thai President Nixon is willing to devalue the dollar as part of a general realignment of the leading non-Communist curren- cies. Tiie record lows included 599 lire in Italy, 321.9 yen in Tokyo, 3.8700 Swiss francs in Zurich, and 5.-30 francs on the Paris free market. The rste in Frankfurt was also down, to 3.2485 marks, but si ill above the record there of 3.236. Time Air dears anot li PiUiniK if'H Time Air cleared another hur- dle Tuesday in bid to pro- vide thrice-daily service be- tween rande Prairb and Ed- monton by The Ijd.hbridge-hascd com- pany, iitiw linking Alberta cities, proposed a .supplemen- tary schedule to existing CP Air service between Kdmonton and 'his city of Kl.ilflO. The city chamber of com- e WASHINGTON (AP) The pilot for Richard K. Ryrd on the first air crossing of the Snulh Pole in says t b r flying admiral lied in claim- ing lo tune made the first flight over t he North Pole three years earlier. "It was an out-ar.d-out lie." Renil Balchen said in an in- terview. "Ryrd's uhale fame was based on thai on a fraud." Raldien, 7L1, iclircd an' force colonel, i.s recovering in Washington from major sur- gn-.v. The aecusaliun comes on the doth anniversary of Ihe -South Pole's discovery. On Dec. R Norwegian ex- plorer Koald Amundsen dog- sledded lo Ihe Snulh Pole and planled his country's flap. The expedition is well dueu- menled. Rnldirn said that Ryrd's on May tir mission. Klind Rnindt, confided in him later that 11m claim of crossing I he North Polo false, "Floyd told Ihe whole Halchen said, "They never that far auay from llv.'ir haso at Spitsbergen, riid, if Rynl flew toward Ihe polo, ho didn't get as close to il ris Hnald Amundsen did a year miles from Ihe pole." Amundsen and Lincoln Ells- worth, pilolim: two nnrniiT- Chine; boats. in icy on Ihrir tempi iiiul n'M'ut'd by a Norwegian sealing ship. If Halrheu's account is ac- cepted by historians, Aniund- M'li rather Ryrd would credited Ihe first North Polo crossing. Amund- MMi flew across the North Pole with Kllsworth and I'm- bi'rto Nubile in the Italian- built dirigible Novgo loss lhan tun days after Ihe Ryrd flipht. Haldion's account cannot he disputed by ihose who made IN- f 1 i'Mi t. Hyrd died in Murdi. I'.HM, a long ill- r.enndt died in a rescue expedition in 192fl. cold inlo Alherln CKANDK P1IA1K1K, PinnM-hilling cold surpl inlo nonhweslrrn Alberta today as a high pressure system from til? Yukon plunged tnvs lo I'D below here a! it a.m. a 12-dopree drop in hours. At !i a.m. il was HI hdow in Kivcr, 1'Jd miles north ot hivr. b 'low .il Hiiwxm Creek, miles nnrlhwcM and 41 below at. Fort Nelson, JJC. niiTcc and Ihe industrial npiiH'nt commission both hack- ed Ihe plan less than '2-1 hours after city council had given its support. Time Air president W. R. Itoxs said (.lie company will make application lo the Cana- dian Transport Commission early in Ihe new year for the Twin Otter turbo-prop service. The company would base a crew in Grrnde Prairie and fly inlo the Kdmonton Industrial Airpurt. It now links Kdmon- with Red Ilecr, Calgary, Ldlibridge and Medicine Hal. Seen and heard About town Purr rn nil wondering if it would he bad for business if .'-he unit li.'ild Masino U'hiicniti addmp determent to isalh and plaining, "il makes you tlip- pcry." ;