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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta CLOUDY FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY 30-40 ABOVE VOL. LX1V No. 15 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES Editorial [ilk fund drive ranco opponents swear vengeance OMUL y The Cup of Milk Fund drive started late. Christmas came fast. The goal of highest ever for readers of The Lethbridge Herald, has not been reached. Today's total is We are proud of that figure, proud of all those people, especially children, v.'ho have helped reach it. The question is this: Now that Christmas is over should the campaign be halted, or should it be carried on until the goal is reached? There's nothing critical about the figure, it was simply given to the Unitarian Service Committee as a sum that Herald readers could comfortably raise. Many other cities supporting the USC reduced their ob- jectives. Indeed, voluntary funds for overseas help of any kind are generally down a 1 1 across Canada. The USC suggested that per- haps Southwestern Alberta should reduce its sights. But why? The need is greater. The area and its people have the money and would really never miss it. Are the people here really less charitable than they used to be, less responsive to the cry of hungry children? Certainly not! All they need is to be re- minded a second time, and a third time. That is The Herald's only function to keep re- minding them of the need, and of the oppor- tunity afforded them by the USC to help meet the need. That is the purpose of this further appeal. So the fund will be kept open. Interim re- ceipts will still be issued by The Herald, with official receipts (useful on 1970 tax returns if: the donation is at The Herald office before Thursday evening) coming out of Ottawa soon after. If is received, every cent of it will be well spent. The need will last long after is raised. Each dollar means a hundred cups of milk for children in Hong Kong, Vietnam and India. Where is there better value than that? Christmas is over, hut hunger goes on. If the Christmas celebration seems to have been a jittie. incomplete, a generous donation now will help to lift thai, feeling of incompletion. decade No. 2 in Indonesia By GEORGE ESPER SAIGON week, the United States starts it? second decade of direct involvement in Indochina. Reflecting a course of disengagement, American forces battlefield at lowest numeri- cal level in rcore than four years. The direct American effort is generally dated from Jan. 1, 1961. That year 11 Americans were killed in action. In 1968, the peak year, the toll was near Tliis year's deaths have been less than a third of the 1S63 total. In all, more than Americans have been killed in action in 10 years. The total of Americans lost, count- ing accidents and disease, has reached in tabula- tions of the U.S. command. The focal point of U.S. involvement in the war has subtly shifted for the time being to a network of mountain passes, dirt toads and river crossings in the southern panhandle of Laos called the IIo Chi Minh Trail. It is North Vietnam's highway into the South. Action in South Vietnam has been scaled down to almost entirely small-unit clashes during the last year, but the United States is still uncertain of the Com- munist side's intentions. No victory seen Hopes have been abandoned for a military victory, U.S. officials are pessimistic about a political settle- ment. "We will come to a situation where we have neither war nor says President Nguyen Van Thicu, whoso Saigon government has U.S. backing. One of Ills main adversaries. Tran Nam Trung, com- mander of the Viet Cong armed forces, says: "The South Vietnam National Front for Liberation" has laid down the people's war line which consists in carrying out a nationwide, all-around and protracted war." The only present solution for the United Stales ap- pears to be continued withdrawal of its ground forces while filling the void as best it can wilh its air power, thus culling casualties to a minimum. American troop strength reached its peak of in April. J8B9, and has been pared since to slightly under By May 1, 1971, more troops are scheduled to be gone. Some U.S. officers sec the next two months as criti- cal. "A ample of months will how much supplies ami how many the North' Vietnamese can get down the IIo Chi Minh Trail, what assets they can count on to do anything says one American. The dry season now dominates Laos, the time when the North Vietnamese historically move supplies and reinforcements southward into Cambodia and South Vietnam. Tons of supplies are beginning to flow southward from mountain passes in North Vietnam. The North Vietnamese have beefed up their air defences to protecl- Ihc supply route. B U R G 0 S, Spain (AP) Basque nationalists swore vengeance today against the military juugtb who sentenced six Basques to death and nine others to a total of 351 years in prison. "There will be one member of the Basque ter- rorist organization ETA warned after the court handed down the sentences Monday. He singled out Capt. Antonio Troncoso de Castro, the legal adviser lo the courtmartial, and another ETA source said of De Castro: "He better have a bodyguard." Denunciations of the death sentences and appeals for clem- ency poured into Madrid from around the world, and Basque sympathizers or foes of the Franco regime held demonstra- tions in cities throughout Eu- rope. Some led lo violence. In S'an Sebastian, the Basque capital on SfAiin's coast, youths roamed the streets Monday night overturning cars and smashing windows. A bomb ex- ploded in front of the Spanish consulate in Rome but caused no significant damage. More than 200 demonstrators broke into the Spanish embassy in Brussels and ransacked some of the rooms. FILE APPEALS Defence lawyers for the 15 Basques filed appeals lo the military commander of Burgos, but it appeared unlikely that hs would accept them. If he does not and signs the death war- ranis, only clemency from Ge- neralissimo Francisco Franco, the Spanish chief of state, can stop the executions before a fir- ing squad. Franco, facing his worst crisis since the Spanish civil war, scheduled a meeting with his cabinet to discuss what to do. Announcement of tile sent- ences brought new appeals for clemency from the Vatican and the governments of at least seven countries. rists in Geneva, the Spanish Basque government-in-exile in Paris, and six French Nobel Prize winners. Moscow'newspapers published condemnations of the sentences. Seen and heard About town e 0 LI D A Y visitor Chris Bacon showing skill playing rook, aided by some "extremely, brilliant" plays bv her brother in law Frank Johansen and some "extremely dumb" plays by a friend Gerald Treclika practising with the coffee urn at the Lethbridge AuxiHary Hospital for a job as a tap man. BASQUE SEPARATISTS POSE-This picture purporting 1o show Basque extremists some of whom have been on trial in Burgos, Spain was released by a lawyer for one of the separatists. Six of the 16 defendants were sentenced Monday to die before a firing squad. Those identified are, Francisco Javier tarena, standing second from left, who was sentenced to die; Victor Arena, stand- ing third from left, given a 70-year jail term; Francisco Javier Izco, fourth from left; and Jesus Abrisqueta, kneel- ing left, given a 52-year jail term. Izco, whose lawyer released this photo, was given a double deaih sentence. Others are unidentified. reac rror Israel Marriage breakup denied T f A ___i___ UL uit: ouamsn death, sentences came from (R e u t e r) World Council of Churches, Golda Meir stressed International Commission of that Israel will not remove one soldier from the Mid- East ceasefire lines until Spy establishment of peace with the Arabs. She told the Knesset Parlia- Israel will hold on to the rocks territories until secure and recognized borders fixed in a peace agree- thus implying that there be no return to the frontiers existing before the 1967 war. TAIPEI (AP) An official a major policy speech on the Nationalist Chinese embassy in South Vietnam has been government's decision to return to the Middle East rested and secretly deported talks under United Na- Formosa as part of an envoy Gunnar V. Jarring, spy ring scandal that premier also reiterated the rocked the Nationalist view that peace can ment, informants said come through direct ne- Only journalists had been between the parties. viously known to be involved Meir said Israel is re- the recent series of arrests, to the talks, from officials close lo the case it withdrew Sept. 6 to as many as 10 other alleged Egyptian cease- and foreign ministry i r e violations, without any could also be arrested conditions, and she re- Uie current sweep is Egyptian threats of a re- Well-informed sources said of hostilities. Wen-kai. a counsellor of the Meir said Israel was re- bassy in Saigon, was arrested to the talks under UK- mid-November by a Gunnar Jarring without government agent and prior conditions and she re- back to Taipei where he Egyptian threats of a re- been of hostilities. LONDON (AP) A spokes- man for Princess Margaret today denied a report in the Washington Post that the Prin- cess and her husband. Lord Snowdon, have agreed to sepa- ration and divorce. "It is certainly not true at said Maj. John Griffin, spokesman for the princess. The marriage has frequently been reported on the rocks in recent years, but each time the reports have been denied. Much of the gossip results from sharp exchanges in public between the couple. Quoting close friends and rel- atives of Lord Snowdon, Post columnist Maxine Chesire re- ports the decision to break up was made recently and will be announced soon. The Post reports that Snow- don has been dating a Vogue magazine staffer on recent trips to New York and is the one seeking the separation. Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth's younger sister, mar- ried Snowdon, then commoner Antony Armstrong-Jones, May 6, 1960. The Post says there have been reports circulating in London society for the last three years of marital discord. Snowdon, 40, is a noted pho- tographer and has made several documentary films shown on television in recent years. PRINCESS MARGARET LORD SNOWDON Contaminated tuna held off market No Herald on Friday The Herald will not publish .Friday, Jan. 1, New Year's Day. There will be a regular edi- tion Saturday, Jan. 2, with full coverage of world and local news and sporting events occurring during Iho New Year holiday. Display advertising for Sat- urday. Jan. 2, must be re- ceived no later than Wednes- day, Dec. 30 and for Mon- day, Jan. 4. by noon Thurs- day, Dec. 31. Deadline for Tuesday, Jan. 5, will be noon, Saturday, Jan. 2. Classified advertising for Saturday, Jan. 2, will be ac- cepted until noon, Thursday, Dec. 31. OTTAWA (CP) _ Six lots of foreign and domestic canned tuna have been withheld from the retail market after discov- ery of mercury contamination of more than double acceptable limits, it was learned today. They were picked up in the last two weeks as a result of mercury testing program on fish by the federal fisheries de- partment. Acting with Uie federal food slid drug directorate, the fish- eries inspectors have been sam- pling many varieties of fish for mercury contamination for sev- eral months. A joint statement by Fisheries Minister Jack Davis and Health Minister John Munro said the public need have no concern about tuna stocks in retail stores or on pantry shelves. The contaminated lots were picked up before they got into the retail trade. Dr. A. B. Morrison, deputy director-general, food and drug directorate, said some samples reached a mercury level of 1.2 parts per mMon. The accept- able level is .5 parts per mil- lion. It is estimated that several thousand cases of the contami- nated fish were seized as a re- sult of tests run at Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal laborator- ies. Similar seizures have been made in the last few days by United States authorities, amounting to about 25 per cent of the American domestic sales of canned tuna. A Canadian source said the seizures in this country proba- bly repesented a similar frac- tion of Canadian retail sales. TEST SALMON The testing procedure also was applied to canned salmon and showed no problems with it. The statement by Mi-. Davis and Mr. Munro said the testing program results pose no acute hazard lo human health. Informants said halibut, swordfish and other species are underoing similar checks. Deep-freeze babies forecast BABY BACK-Father Dag Wiuil got his six-month-old baby boy back Monday night, four hours after ihe car in which he was sleeping was stolen from a shopping centre parking lot in Edmonton. The baby's mother left the baby in the back sr and Ihe car's engine running while she weni into ihe :.iopping centre to get her hus- band. The car and baby wore found about two miles from the shopping CHICAGO I'AP) Tjie future birth of "deep-freeze conceived from eggs and sperm preserved for years in the frozen forecast by a noted American gencticisl. Dr. Bcntlcy Glass, reining president of Ihe American Asso- ciation for I ho Advancement of Science, said Monday lire tech- nique would allow young cou- ples lo delay Uie birth of their children without risking the higher probability of genetic de- fects normally associated with advancing age. He said the young couplo could have (heir genetically heal I. h y reproductive cells stored in a scientific deep-frcezo for years, (hen combined in a laboratory Incubator to a fertilized egg for implantation and growth within the mother's womb. Glass, academic vice-presi- dent of the Stale University of York, Stony Brook, said this is one of various scicnce- ftction-Iike possibilities for ihn future growing out ol "startling progress" being made by a group of researchers at Cam- bridge University, England. He was referring lo the work of Dr. R. G. Edwards and col- laborators who have succeeded in fertilizing human female eggs with fresh sperm outside the womb, and developing Hum to the stage at which Ihey would normally become, implanted in tho wall o{ a woman's womb, 'Surely there's something we can resolve not to do i in this MONTREAL (CP) Premier Robert Bourassa says ihs ar- resls of fhree kidnap suspects Monday "mark a turning point in the battle with terrorism." In a statement in Quebec City, he said: "It is an important victory against those individuals hostile to our society, against those fac- tions ready to use untold viol- ence to achieve their ands." The premier made hir state- following th'j. arrest at an isolated farmhouse of Paul and Jacques Rose and Francis Si- mard, prime suspects in the Oct. 10 abduction of Pierre La- porle. The Quebec labor minister was strangled a week after was kidnapped by terrorists. The Rose brothers and Sl- mard crawled from a 25-foot tunnel under the cement floor of the farmhouse and surrendered to an 11-man raiding party of Quebec Provincial Police follow- ing discussions with two inter- mediaries. CALL IN DOCTOR Dr. Jacques Ferron, a physi- cian, writer and unsuccessful separatist political candidate, was called in to speak for Uw three suspects after their pres- ence in the well-concealed tun- nel was discovered. Acting for Justice Minister Jerome Clioquette was lawyer Jacques Ducros, who has han- dled the prosecution of terrorist cases since 1963. The suspects, armed with revolver and a 12-gauge shot- gun, crawled out and surren- dered peacefully afler Mr. Duc- ros undertook to recommend that the courts regain the power lo grant bail to persons detained tinder Ihe War Measures Act. Mr. Choquette. who had pre- viously opposed bail in such cases, said at a news confer- ence later that he was with- drawing his veto. But he refused to describe lu's action as a concession to the suspects. It was a return to "the nor- mal course of juslicc." The entrance to the tunnel wilh elec- tricity, sleeping bags and a large supply of canned WF.S behind Ihe oil furnace, under four concrete blocks that had been cemented together so tnev could be lifled in one piece. Police had overlooked, the tun- nel entrance in three previous visits to Ihe farmhouse near St. Luc, 20 miles southeast of Mont- real. Although Mr. Choquclle de- nied there was any "negotia- the procedure did not sit well with vcicrnn members of the QPP raiding party. TREATEU CAHKFUI.LV "W.e'vc been working under (fusion for months, and when we get them (rapped we Ircat them with kid one said. "We should have lold them to come out or else, especially when we were heavily armed and had tear gas available. Pierre Laporlc didn't get this kind of treatment, from his ab- ductors." Another officer said the dis- ciifsion lasted for hours. "They talked so much you would have thought they were giving a press conference." Also sea story Paga 2. ;