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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH HHDAY S-10 VOL. LXIV No. 46 The LetHkidge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO PAGES "tuiW, fantastic, stark and incredible" roller-coaster orbit around the moon HOUSTON (AP) The three Apollo 14 astronauts moved into "roller coaster" orbit around the moon today, swooping within eight miles of jagged mountain peaks as they prepared to land Friday in the lunar highlands. "We're shouted commander Alan Shepard as Apollo 14 skimmed over the craggy landscape at the low point of the orbit. "I think we can make it down from here this commented Edgar Mitchell. As Shepard, Mitchell and Stuart Roosa circled the moon, they were struck by its desolate beauty, describing it as and "incredible." Shepard and Mitchell could hardly wait to become the fifth and sixth humans to set foot on the surface to further explore this new but ancient world. All three settled down at a m for an By-hour rest Roose put it, to be "ready for a big day tomorrow." The stage was set for another great lunar adventure when the astronauts fired the command ship Kitty Hawk's engine on the backside of the moon at 2 a.m. EST to zip into an initial orbit 67 to 195 miles high. SHIFT PATH Four hours later, they again fired the engine to shift into a lath 11 to 68 miles above the surface, the closest approach yet by an Apollo command lunar module Antares still was hooked to its nose. While the low point was 11 miles, Mission Control reported that some mountain peaks over which Apollo 14 passed reached three miles above ihe surface. Thus, the distance between spaceship and landscape was only about eight miles at times. On Apollos 11 and 12, the lunar ships were released at altitudes above 65 miles. Antares will be cast off late tonight at the 11-mile altitude in a intended to improve landing accuracy and to give the astronauts extra fuel to use in the search for a smooth touchdown site. Shepard and Mitchell said before the flight they expected to experience the sensation of a roller coaster ride as thsy hurtled downward in the low orbit, with the rugged features of the moon seemingly rushing up to meet them. The astronauts were exuberant after attaining the initial this Is really a wild place up here "exclaimed Shepard. As they passed over the Fra Mauro landing site, Mitchell said: "It sure looks rough down there. As interesting as this is from orbit, it just whets your appetite to get down there. said Roosa. "Youre not going to believe this. It looks just like a map." GET BETTER LOOK As Apollo 14 swooped to the 11-mile altitude on the front the moon, Mitchell reported the features were much sharper close up. "Out my right window there are some barren rocks which look like they have a nice soft blanket on he reported. "They look very harsh." The rocket burst that shot them into the first orbit occurred behind the darkside of the moon, out of radio contact. It was not until 20 minutes later when Apollo 14 reappeared around the edge of the moon that orbit was confirmed. U.S., Vietnam troops push campaign From AP-Reuter SAIGON (CP) The United States and South Vietnam waged one of their biggest cam- paigns of the Vietnam war today with a combined force of nearly men but they met little opposition. Nearly South Vietnam- ese and American troops were committed to the front near Laos and another South Vietnamese moved in a new thrust into Cambodia today. So far it was a two-front oper- ation, with American troops sweeping the jungle in the northwest corner of South Vietnam, Saigon troops poised in that area for a possi- ble thrust into Laos, aad a total of South Vietnamese ad- vancing through Cambodian ter- ritory west and northwest of Saigon. U.S. officials said no TLS. ground troops were on Cam- bodia or Laos. But American warplanes were giving full sup- port to the Saigon troops in Cambodia, and U.S. bombers kept up their pounding of North Vietnamese supply routes through southern Laos. Little fighting was reported so far. .South Vietnamese head- quarters said there" was light contact today in the Cambodian drive, with 11 Communist and one South Vietnamese soldier killed 'and seven South Vietnam- ese wounded. Details of the large campaign came to light as the U.S. com- mand lifted a six-day news blackout on the northern portion of the operation, Including re- opening of the abandoned U.S. marine combat base at Khe Sanh. NO ADVANCE REPORTED South Vietnamese military headquarters in Saigon said it had no information that its forces had advanced into Laos to strike at North Vietnamese troops and supplies moving down the Ho Chi Minh trail. But a Communist Laotian spokes- man in Vieliane claimed more than Saigon troops had crossed the border, and heavy fighting was under way in southeastern Laos. The United States- threw the full weight of its air power and logistics support into the opera- .tions. Troops from three U.S. divi- sions were on the hunt for Com- munist supply buildups and in- filtration routes reported in the northern quarter of South Viet- nam. The Ho Chi Mm trail, down which Hanoi sends men and supplies into South Vietnam, runs a few miles west of ad- vanced American positions on the Laotian border. APOLIO 14's LUNAR DESCENT This is an artist's concept of the descent to the moon by the lunar module, lower centre, of Apollo 14 with the spacecraft overhead in foreground. The lunar descent is scheduled to take place Friday morn- Big Rolls-Royce firm worft close News people die young NEW YORK (Reuter) Successful journalists and others who work with words die at a much younger age than successful people in other professions, says a survey published in the current issue of the journal of the American Psychiatric Association. Psychiatric News reports the findings of a 12-year study by two researchers of the Metropolitan Life In- surance Co. into tie He span of men listed in Who's Who hi Arnerica. The researchers, Jules Quint and Bianca Cody, found that men listed in Who's Who lived longer than the average population. Findings were based on men who participated in the study. They concluded that UK mortality rate of those in Who's Who was 57 per cent of that recorded for all white officials, proprietors, managers and profes- sional and technical workers in the United States. The researchers say their findings "contradict Uie belief in some quarters that the mercilessness with which men may drive themselves during their 40s to outstanding careers is reflected in broken health when they are in their 50s. People who make their living with words proved ;m exception, however. The magazine says: "Correspondents, journalists, authors, editors and critics had the highest mortality rates. The death ratio of correspondents and journal- ists were more than twice that of the entire sample." The researchers say correspondents and other journalist had the only mortality rate that exceeded by as much as a third that for the entire white male population. Church officials, clergymen, educationists, and military men had lower than average mortality rates, !h? researchers said, while physicians, surgeons, and government officials showed a higher than average ratio. The researchers excluded women, the magazine says, because there were too few listed in Who's Who for statistical analysis. LONDON (CP) The British1 government announced today a partial takeover of the Rolls- Royce empire, one of the gleaming gems in Britain's overseas image. A statement in the Commons said the government vail ac- quire assets needed to protect' some parts of Rolls-Royce that are important to national de- fence and Britain's commit- ments with other countries. At first glance, tlus seemed to mean that the government was salvaging the supersonic pas- senger plane called the Con- built in conjunc- tion with with Rolls's airplane-engine produc- tion. But Rolls-Royce's world-noted cars could go down the drain. Rolls has been in deep money trouble for months and today it announced it was applying for receivership. MISCALCULATED COSTS The firm shook up its execu- tive last fall and got the prom- ise of a government loan of about million to tide it over a disastrous loss caused by a miscalculation of the costs of building engines for a United States aircraft firm. Today its shares were taken off the London Stock Exchange, at the request of the company. Rolls stock trading also was suspended on the American Stock Exchange on Wall St. in New York. The statement in the Com- mons said the government has decided to acquire such assets of the company as may be es- sential for some purposes. It mentioned airplane engines and machine and industrial gas tur- bine divisions. It also stated there will be "urgent discussions" with the U.S. government and with the Lockheed Corp., whose contract with Rolls-Royce for the RB-211 engine for Lockheed's Tristar plane threw Rolls into its big trouble. Plane hijacked ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) A Delta DC-9 airliner en route fiom O'Hare Airport at Chicago to Nashville, Tcnn., was hi- jacked today, and presumably is bound for Havana, Cuba, the Federal Aviation Administration reported. TV timetable for Apollo moomvalks HOUSTON (AP) Here is the U.S. and Canadian televi- sion network timetable for Apollo 14's Friday and Saturday schedules that include a lunar landing by the Anteres and moonwalks by astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell. (Note .all .times .Lethbridge Friday's lunar landing a.m. a.m.. a.m. a.m. a.m. Friday's moonwalk a.m. a.m.-12 noon a.m.-12 noon a.m. a.m.-12 noon. Saturday's moonwalk a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. Saturday's rendezvous and docking p.m.-until dock- ing. p.m. p.m.-until dock- ins. p.m. p.m; p.m. 'Nota If only we can get Stanfield unemployed...' Egypt extends truce By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Anwar Sadat Egypt announced in Cairo today that his country would maintain the current Middle East cease- fire for another 30 days. But he placed a condition on Egyptian agreement to exten- sion of the ceasefire along the S'uez canal, due to expire at midnight Friday night. He said his country would ex- tend the shooting standstill until March 7, but Israel would have to effect a partial withdrawal of its forces from the Suez canal during this period as a prelimi- nary step to a complete pull- hack. HOT SPOTS IN LAOS AND CAMBODIA Ex-Liberal leader Socred eyes CALGARY (CP) Former Alberta Liberal leader Jack Lowery said today he wants to join the Social Credit party. "I'm prepared to work for Seen and heard Fed car milk CHERBOURG, France (AP) Guy Lebiez, 23, was fined 200 francs for having taken a can of milk from a farm to put in the radiator of his car which had run dry. About town TVpatBERS of the Alberta Sugar Beets Growers' Association giving Chris Pe- terson, 93, a standing ovation for being the only person who has continuously held a sugar beet contract since the indus- try was established in Al- berta in 1903 Barbara Miller returning from a lunch hour spent downtown sud- denly realizing she had for- gotten to. have lunch Henry Ruste. provincial ag- riculture minister, telling how he solved the conundrum of attending three meetings in one day: "I sent my wife to the Lloydminster meeting, my deputy to the Calgary meeting and I went to the Banff meeting." camp the Social Creditors if they're prepared to have he said in an interview. "But if they take me, it will be with the knowledge that I am still intimately involved with the federal Liberal orga- nization." Fred Tokarek, manager of the Calgary office of the ruling Social Credit party, said he would be happy to sell a mem- bership card to the former Lib- eral leader. Mr. resigned the Lib- eral's top post a year ago after unsuccessful preliminary nego- tiations with Social Credit on amalgamating the parties. No classes in Montreal MONTREAL (CP) About elementary and high school students in Montreal had no classes' today as teacher walkouts against a reclassifica- tion system that has resulted in salary cuts for some spread through the city. Montreal Catholic school board offices continued to be oc- cupied by about 50 teachers of the Alliance des Professeurs de Montreal. And a sit-in began today at the local regional off- ices of Quebec's education de- partment. Find 4 bodies te. fire 111 QUEBEC (CP) Four bodies were recovered early today after a fire swept through a four-storey apartment building, sending scores of residents fleeing through windows into 10-degrees-below-zero tempera- tures. Ex-world health director Dr. Brock Chisholm dies Even Benson's son out of work KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) Even the son of Finance Minis- ter Edgar J. Benson has felt the sting of unemployment this win- ter. Bob Benson, 25, said in an interview Wednesday he was out of work for about a month earlier this winter and the long days of job hunting "not nice at all." Mr. Benson said the situation became so drastic that at one point he had to move his wife and baby daughter into his fath- er's home here to save money. "I was laid he explained. "I was a sales trainee with Wa- basso, a big Montreal textile company. And I wasn't the only one to go. There were about 500 including all the plant workers. "I was supposed to go to Win- nipeg to work after the training. But, then the layoff came and I was out of a job." Mr. Benson, who said he didn't seek help from his father, spent about four weeks looking for work in Montreal and To- ronto. FEW OPENINGS "It was really he said. "There were very few jobs around. I must have put on about miles driving around looking for a job." He said some of his friends thought it was "a bit of a joke" that the son of the federal fi- nance minister should be unom- ployed. "But, I didn't think it was so he said. Mr. Benson said that during the four weeks, he was turned down by about 30 companies. He finally obtained by an- swering an advertisement in The Whig-Standard. He has been area sales mana- ger for Fina Oil since last Nov- ember. He said he discussed the un- employment situation with his fatheri "But there wasn't anything he could do. I usually only see him on the odd Sunday when he is home. And then we don't like to talk about work." VICTORIA (CP) Dr. Brock Chisholm, who rose from a small-town doctor to director- general of the World Health Or- ganization, has died in Victoria at the age of 74. He died in the veterans hospi- tal Tuesday after three years' confinement. George Brock Chisholm was the psychiatrist who told par- ents they should not lie to their children about Santa Claus and. who said that North American hospitals turn out neurotic ba- bies kept under glass and sepa- rated from their mothers. It was Dr. Chisholm who helped explain to the anxious and perplexed world o[ the 1940s and 1950s that the state of good health, as it has been perceived through human history, is a mi- rag.o. He said the worst thing in store for younger generations was the prospect of "turning out like us" and maintained that if continued to behave as in Uie past ho would probably de- stroy the human race. As a general in charge of the DR. CHISHOLM Canadian army's medical sen-- ices during the Second World War, Dr. Chisholm devised tests for recruits to screen out the mentally unstable. Then he be- came Canada's deputy minister of health, a post from which he stepped into the world's top health job in 1948. He held it for fivB years. ;