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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE LE1HBRIDGE HEKAtD Tliuud.iv, Fcbrunry 24, 1972 flwtltli' Winter shipping practicable, lucrative venture IL J. L_-' A NEW TAPIR Looking like a cross between a watermelon and an onteater, ihis baby Soulh American lapir was ine first arrival this year al the Calgary Zoo. Although considerably above his birth weight cf 12 pounds, he will not be viewed by the public until spring arrives. unganan crown Hy L.UOS LEDERER l.ffliclnn Observer Service LONDON Secret negotia- tions are in progress between the US Department and Lhc Hungarian Government for the return of the t.OOJ-year-old' royal crown of St. Stephen ol Hungary. The crown was brought to the West by Hungarian Nazis lie- J fore Soviet troops readied Bud- apcst in 19-13. and the train car- rying il was captured in Bav- aria by American troops. Since then the has been held by the American Government "in trust" tor the Hungarian nation at Tort Knox in the 1'nilod Stales. Washington's willingness to consider the return of the his- toric crown. Ihe oldest Chris- tian symbol of independence and secular authority in Eur- ope, has aroused strong opposi- I (ion among leaders of the Ro-' man Catholic world and also from a powerful section of American Congress. Until re- cently all demands from the Communist Government in Bud- apest for the return of t h e croviTi to Hungary were re- jected. American policy on this issue was that the crown could not be returned until Hungary was ruled by a freely elected, democratic government. This change in the American attitude is attributed by insid- ers in Washington to President j Nikon's new policy towards the Communist w o r 1 d, tlte aim being to return the crown to Hungary before Nixon's visit to Moscow in .May as a gesture to case East-West tensions. According to reports from Budapest, where final negotia- tions are taking place, arrange- ments for the return of the crown have been temporarily held up. The reason for the delay is believed to be growing pressure on President Nixon by American Catholics to abandon the deal. Twenty five Congressmen, led by Lawrence Hogan. a lead- ing Catholic layman, have in- troduced a resolution in the House of Representatives to block tire move. They have also called on Congressman Thomas E. Morgan, chairman of the house committee on for- eign affairs, to initiate public hearings en this resolution. State department officials have so far been able to delay public hearings by declining to an- swer the Committee's request j for the Nix-cu administration's position on the resolution. Mr. Hogan has also written a personal letter to the president, i expressing deep concern about reports that the crown may have been used "as a negotiat- ing tool "to secure the granting of safe conduct for Cardinal Mindszrniy. who was recently allowed by the Hungarians lo leave the American embassy in Budapest, where he found re- fuge when .Soviet troops return- ed lo the capital to crush the revolt in KX. Unless Congress prevents it. St. Stephen's crown will go back to Hungary, where it will be warmly welcomed by the Communist nilrrs as a sign thai America has abandoned any hcpe cf them. The Hungarian people will re- ceive- I lie news with mixed feel- ings. Fnr them. Stephen's crown is still a potent symbol of national power and pride of the country's sovereignly 10 centuries aijo. lly SID MOMTHKAL (CPi Win- ter navigation on the St. Lau- icncc Itiver, a rare phenome- non less than 10 years ago, now is a practicable, lucrative venture- Ilia! keeps uprivcr ports hustling ivilli activity 11! months a year. In Montreal, between Dec. 1 i 1970, and April i, 1871, 2117 vessels arrived in the port h a ndl i ng tons of cargo compared with 2M ves- sels and Ions of cargo in the previous winter season The slight decrease in loti- nage was clue to a decline in petroleum arriving in the port, says Nick Uesbwaty, icting port manager. Mr. Bcshwi'.y a per-cenl increase in the num- ber of ships visiting the port Ibis winter and an eight per- cent increase in general cargo. In the winter of only 33 vessels dared to hazard the ice-laden wafers of the St. Lawrence to dock in Mont- real, and only llitl.OOO tons of cargo were handled In Quebec City. ships ar- rived in the port handling Ions of cargo during the winter of 1371. compared with 172 ships and tons in 1970. fn 1972, Paid Bouscjuet, Quebec City port manager, is predicting more than one mil- lion tons of cargo and abolll. ships. In Trois-Iiiviercs, 75 miles downriver from Montreal, port manager Ted Lauzon ex- pecls 100 ships an d 200.000 tons of cargo this winter, about the same as in the win- ter ol 1971. Many of the ships currently arriving at St. Lawrence River ports during the winter are larger and more powerful than those in other seasons Larger, high-horsepower ships with reinforced bulls have less difficully breaking through the ice and carry more cargo, making Ibc Irip upriver more wolhwhile. During Ihu winter inoiilli> navigation from Ihe (iulf uf Si. Lawrence to Montreal lakes an average of four days compared with three clays during summer months, Mr. IK'shwaty says Heavy ice and Ihe sunsc quent slowdown in night navi- gation arc responsible for the loss of time. William O'.Malley, duel en- gineer in the St. Laurence ship channel, has a staff of ice controllers working throughout the winter lo kivp the river open to navigation. On Lake St. Peter, 10 miles upi'iver from Trois Rivieres, a ice boom made of B. C. fir limbers and steel ca- bles holds back the ice, pre- venting it from drifting into Lhc centre of the river. Aboul 10 and 15 miles upriver beyond Hie lake, two more ice booms, each feel long, help keep Ihe ap- proach lo Montreal clear. On the south side of Ihe is- land of Montreal al the foot of the Laprairic Basin a massive flii-million. ice control stritc- lure retains ice in the basin and out of Montreal harbor. The structure resembles a bn.lge iv i t h an especially slrong foundation, equipped with foot stop-logs that are dropped lo the river Lo act as harriers against ice flowing out of the basin. Twelve icebreakers patrol the river bclwccn Montreal and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, cnlLing pallis through thick ice. Besides their sheer power, the icebreakers are equipped with large "heeling lanks" on bolh sides of their hulls lo cause Ihe ship lo reck hack and forth and twist through the ice when all else fails. One of the icebreakers, Ihe Norman Maolccid-llogers, has a two-lo one horse power-lon- nage ratio, making il one of the most powerful icebreakers in Ihe world, Mr. OMallcy say.v. ''We are limited lo condi- lions of good visibility and daylight he adds. "We try lo gel our icebreak- ers going before the ice forms. "There are several things we Iry lo accomplish with our (he ice, breaking up jams lo prevent flooding, breaking Lhc ice into sizes thai will flow and evacu- ating il.1 Winlcr Iraffic on (ho St. Laurence lias groivn sleadily since the early 1960s when Danish companies pioneered the way with small ice- slronglJiened crafl. RELIANCE AGENCIES 022 3RD AVENUE SOUTH Is Your Car Insurance Too High? TRY US FOR SELECT RATES Is your home adequately Protected? For Sound Advice and Top Service RELY ON RELIANCE 327-1116 PHONES 327-0433 Australia, Japan sign atomic pact CANBERRA (AP) Aus- tralia and Japan signed an agreement here for co-cpcr- alion in peaceful uses of alomic energy. IL was signed in Can- berra by Foreign Minister and Japanese Ambassa- dor Shizuo Sailo. The agreement will provide for negotiations by private enterprise (o export ura- nium from Australia. Sadat to resl j CAIRO (API Doctors ad- vised President Anwar Sadat to go to bed for a week because be has a severe cold, Hie official i Middle East news agency re- ported Monday. Sadat had t o j into.rnipt a speech last Wedncs- j day because of the cold. Among j lire doctors who visited him was Dr. Mohammed AtUa, a heart specialist. KEEN' SMELLERS Spawning salmon have a sense of smell so supcrsensi- livc that they can pick out an i odor spectrum as liny as one part in eight billion. FEDERAL RYATIVE ASSGCIA1! MONDAY, FEBRUARY CIVIC SPORTS CENTRE REGISTRATION 7.30 P.M. BALLOTING 8.30 P.M. MEMBERSHIPS MAY BE OBTAINED UP TO 8.15 P.M. XECUTIVE REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY For company thai is rhe leader In its field Train while you earn lo per month plus car, percentage of profits. Plus full company bcnc-fils. No travelling. Excellent opportunity for advancement into managerial position. Reply lo President P.O. Box 550, Lethbridge, Alta. A Special Feafureof Simpsons-Sears Greaf Canadian SIMPSONS-SEARS DELUXE 8-PROGRAM KENMORE WASHER Matching Kemnore Dryer 8229 Just set dial. Each fabric has iti own individual time, speed and I nature. Pre-soak and pre-wash programs. Normal, dclicale and perma-press programi, Optional second rinse with cold waler oplion. C Timed bleach dispenser. Rinse agenl inieclor. Second 'low' speed Cor sheer. Program Kcnmore Waslier Malching Kenmore Dryer Normal, delicalc and perma-preis programs. Super Rolo-Swirl Agilalor. 3 rinse I'-nipcralun' ion j. Second "Low" ipcc-rl for ihut-r. Sofrly switch slops spin when lid ii opened. clean porcelain 1op. Kmmorr II Ih. capacity 3 vanr nrjilnlor woshinq adion. Safe T-Slou. 2" rollor spin ol ilightcil Auiomalic pump drains luh in minulcs. Hniidy cOrd lioldcr. Easy lo move or, toslrrf. I'Yonl Load Kenniorc, .Dislnvnshrr ni Eoiy rcnch upper and lower, pull oul rneks. Si a in less si re I rlimina'cs all pro-rinsinq. Counter balanced door. Portable now with handy mcln- mine lop. Build in lolt'r. COSTS NO MO AT SIMPSONS-SEARS STORE HOURS: Open Daily 9 a.m. lo p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. lo 9 p.m. Centre Village. Telephone 32B-9231 ;