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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THI lETHRRIOGE HERALD - Saturday, January 2, 1971 Jets trace route Centennial '71 VICTORIA (CP) - Centennial year 1971 made a spectacular entry in British Columbia's capital city to a cacophony of noise and a psychedelic blaze of lights. The New Year was greeted by the roar of 100 mortar bombs, tolling church bells, wailing sirens, a chorus of whistles and more than 10,000 Victoria residents jamming the causeway and the lawns of the legislative buildings. The final seconds of 1970 were counted off by Miss Teenage Canada, Jana Jorgenson, 18, from Coquitlam. To ensure that Victoria was really lit up for its welcome to Centennial 71, there was a dazzling fireworks display followed by destroyer-escort 1IMCS Yukon switching on a blaze of colored lights. In Vancouver, a record 320 people took part in the 51st annual New Year's Day polar bear swim at English Bay. Two supersonic CF-104S saluted Centennial 71 with an east-to-west dash across the province, tracing the route of the Fraser River explorers and the railway which was part of B.C.'s bargain in joining Confederation. OK armed escort for tanker ships SAIGON (AP) - The South Vietnamese government announced today that it has agreed to provide armed escort for tanker sliips and trucks carrying petroleum supplies to Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, critically short of fuel because Viet Cong troops have blocked its lifeline to the sea. A spokesman said the South Vietnamese interior ministry had decided to "ease all procedures," apparently meaning that the Cambodians will not be charged a fee for the escort service from Kompong Som to Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh has been cut off from Kompong Som, Cambodia's only deep-water port and the site of a big oil refinery, since Nov. 20, when Communist-led troops seized a mountain pass on Highway 4. Plans for moving petroleum and other vital supplies by alternate routes have been complicated by South Vietnamese demands for payment for the escort service. The spokesman said the new agreement means that Cambodia will be able to buy petroleum products from oil companies in South Vietnam and bring (hem Into Phnom Penh by tankers up the Mekong River. Oil tank trucks with Cambodian markings have been moving between Saigon and Phnom Penh for at least three days in convoys of a dozen or more. The spokesman said.he did not know how much gasoline and oil was being provided for the Cambodians. HONORED BY QUEEN -Writer Agatha Christie has become a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. The writer, who Is Laddy Mallowan through her marriage to Sir Max Mallowan, was honored In the Queen's New Year honors list. CASH FOUND SPIUNGHILL, 111. (AP) -More than $800,000 in cash has been found crammed into shoe boxes, envelopes and among personnal belongings of Paul Powell, the late secretary of state of Illinois. Powell, a power in the Illinois Democratic party, died Oct. 10 of a heart attack. 10 die in mishaps on prairies By THE CANADIAN PRESS At least 10 persons have died accidentally on the prairies so far during the New Year's holiday, five in a fire in Manitoba. Canadian Press survey Snowgoers warm-up CARDSTON (HNS) - The Cardston Snowgoers Club is sponsoring the Southern Alberta Race Warm - up on Saturday, Jan. 2, at the Cardston rodeo grounds. Registrations were accepted at the B and R Service until 11 a.m. The race will include all classes of modified racing and three classes of stock machine racing. The Cardston Snowgoers Club has been in operation for two years and has about 100 members. Butch Sloan is the president. from 6 p.m. Thursday shows Manitoba also with two deaths from exposure, Alberta with two traffic fatalities and Saskatchewan with one dead on the highways. The survey ends at midnight Sunday night. The house fire in Berens River, Man., New Year's Day took the lives of Nora Dorothy Everett, 47, her three children. -Edith, 7, Beverly, 6, Roy 4- and a nephew, John James Everett, 21. Berens River is 160 miles north of Winnipeg. In this province a three-year-old Edmonton girl, B rend a Seath, was killed when struck by a car Thursday evening on an Edmonton street. Her mother was injured. Ernie Field of Fort Resolution, N.W.T., was killed New Year's Eve when struck by a car on Highway 2 near Ellers-lie, 10 miles south of Edmonton. LAW ENACTED England's first factory law, pertaining to child labor, was enacted in 1802. R0THMANS CALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS Pinning a community tvtnt? Then nstni i Rotnmint Special Events Caravan now. Thi Caravan, with its public �ddrati system and modem stage facilities is available In* of chirgi by writing to; Promotion Department, Rothma'ns of Pall Mall Canada Limited, 3401  8th Street South East, Calgary 24, Alberta. SUNDAY. JAN. 3 Park Centre-Beginners Skating - 1 - 2:30 p.m. Public Skating - 3-5 p.m. Family Skating - 6 > 7:30 p.m. Civic Ice Centre-Beginners Skating - 1-2:30 p.m. Pnblic Skating - 3  5 p.m. Fritz Sick Pool-Public Swimming - 1 - 5 p.m. Family Swimming - 6 - 8 p.m. MONDAY, JAN. 4 Free Public Skating will be held at the Adams Park Centre, Lethbridge Arena and Civic Ice Centre from 2-4 p.m.  * * A noon-hour swim will be held at the Fritz Sick Pool from 12-1 p.m. Also free public swimming from 1-4 p.m. * * * The Foremost Chamber of Commerce annual banquet will be held in the community hall with the Hon. H. A. Olson, federal The Rothman's Weekly Calendar of Events is a service that is provided free of charge to all non-profit oganizations in the area. In order that your organization's events are listed on the Calendar, send the necessary information hy mail please to MRS. HELEN KOVACS, The Lethbridge Herald. minister of agriculture as guest speaker. Refreshments at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8 The L.A. to tre Canadian Legion will hold a Bingo in the Hall starting at 8 p.m. * * * The Lethbridge Christian Women's Club are sponsoring a Prayer and Share starting at 10 a.m. in the home of Mrs. Anne Penner, 1533 20 Avenue South and Mrs. Anita Taubensce, 221 North Mayor Magrath Drive. JANUARY 4, S AND .00 Anonymous, Lethbridge .... *-0t> Bradly Mead, Lethbridge .. 2.00 Art Vandebek Leth........ 4.00 Marle-Loulse, Leth....... 5.00 Grade S and 6, Enchant School, Enchant........ 5.00 W. Kortt, Lethbridge...... 5.00 Fred end Mery, Leth....... 5.00 Leroy Kalslcum and Bruce Ross, Lethbridge........ 7.J0 Anonymous, Courts........ 10.00 David Pauls, Taber....... 10.00 E. J. Ouell, Family, New . Dayton .............. 10.001 ozc High School Sorority . . 30.90 TOTAL................. * �J�.20 TOTAL TO DAT!........ I11.17S.H QUEEN FOR A YEAR-Vera Plemel, a 22-year-old secretary from Saskatoon*, has been crowned Miss Homecoming 71 and will reign over all special events planned for the hospitality year. She was chosen New Year's Eve at a stage-setting party attended by over 3,000 persons at the Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts in Regina. 'Hangover holiday' hits By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fireworks, football and other festivity marked the start of the New Year as some world leaders expressed hopes for peace and prosperity. In Rome, 131 persons nursed Injuries from a three-hour barrage of fireworks and the traditional shower of broken crockery into the streets. Street sweepers managed by noon to clear most streets of shards and fragmented furniture. Police reported dozens of others hurt in Italy's fireworks capital, Naples. Englishmen took an unofficial holiday New Year's Day with their annual "home-in" or "hangover holiday," as bosses reported more than a million man-hours lost through workers who stayed away from dock, mine and factory jobs. Thousands of candles flickered on the white sands of Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach until dawn as believers and non-believers watched the high priests of the Afro-Brazilian Macumba cult build tiny sand castles, dance and beat drums in the New Year's Eve feast of Iemanja, the sea goddess. Manila authorities reported IS persons killed in New Year's Eve violence and 456 others suffering injuries from firecracker blasts around the Philippines. WATCHED FOOTBALL Americans settled down before television screens to watch any of the Sugar, Cotton, Orange and Rose football bowl games. The annual Rose Bowl parade was held in brilliant sunshine in Pasadena, California. Flower-laden floats, bands and marching groups paraded before an estimated 1.5 million persons who lined the route, many who had lined up the night before for choice viewing positions. Floats from British Columbia and Calgary, Alta., won awards. On the U.S. East Coast, few persons ventured out New Year's Day into the first major snow storm of winter, extending from Virginia to New England. The storm cancelled Philadelphia's New Year's Day Mummers parade. #HALE OPTICAL COMPANY ITD. Gary Mortln Dispensing 307 6th St. S. Optician 327.7112 The arrival of the New Year also brought the expiration of contracts and the beginning of new labor woes. New York City's 11,300 firemen agreed to put out fires but lefused non-emergency tasks in a "job action" carried out in defiance of a court order. POLICE CONTINUE DUTIES The city's other uniformed services, police and sanitation men, continued working after their contracts expired at midnight Thursday night. Unexpected New Year's greetings were received by the London Police Department from Leila Khaled, the Arab airline hijacker who had been jailed there six weeks before she was exchanged for hostages held in Jordan. The greetings, addressed to "Dear Eileen," Eileen Newell, a matron who befriended the hijacker, were scribbled on the back of an airline ticket. Pope Paul proclaimed New Year's Day a World Day of Peace, cautioning against the "demons of yesterday" that impede peace. He cited racial and class hatred and struggles for supremacy. Guyana's Prime M i n i s te r Forbes Burnham called for a year of national unity and consolidation in 1971. WARN CEYLONESE The Ceylonese were warned by their finance minister that "imperialist vested interests" were trying to bring them to heel. North Korean Premier Kim Il-sung encouraged revolution in South Korea. Romanian Cora- Derailment cleared away INVEREMERE, B.C. (CP) -Crews from Cranbrook and Revelstoke were still working Friday night to clear a coal unit derailment on a CP Rail line near this eastern British Columbia community. A CP Rail spokesman says the line, plugged when 38 cars of a loaded 100-car unit left the tracks Thursday, should be open to coal-train traffic early today. The unit was enroute to Roberts Banks, south of Vancouver, from Sparwood to be loaded aboard ships bound for Japan. No diesel units left the tracks in the upset and there were no injuries. munist party chief Nicolae Ceausescu said he will continue the line of foreign political and economic independence. The New Year found the United States entering its second decade in the Vietnam war. In Glendale, Calif., members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church demonstrated their belief that 1971's "hardest problems can be solved by practical application of the ageless wisdom found in the Bible" by staging a read-a-thon of the Bible's 874,746 words. The reading began midnight New Year's Eve and was expected to take 88 to 95 hours. Centennial commission names Cote NATAL (HNS) - The Centennial committee for the District of Sparwood has been recently reformed to that of a Centennial commission.. Norman Cote is the chairman. Dave Pecknold and Dr. Fred Lundgren were named co-chairmen. Mrs. Dia Pecknold and Mrs. Pat Pan melt were named secretaries and Albert Desjardins is treasurer. Mr. Cote replaced Laddy Beranek who asked to step down because of the pressure of other civic duties. Giving continuity to the committee are Mrs. Molly Doratty, Cor Van Loon, Mrs. Gail Travis and Dick Clark. The Centennial commission hopes to get a project for the District of Sparwood into full swing as soon as possible. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE L Mil Weather and road report OA ABOVE.. ZERO AT **,wvNOON SUNRISE SUNDAY 8:28 SUNSET 4:44 WEIGHT WATCHERS Meets: Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. El RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE Trust only tha original Weight Watcher* (TM) to watch your weight. Hundredi of thousand* have dan* it �ucce��fully. You can, tool REGISTRATION $5.00 MEETING $2.00 MEN  WOMEN  TEENAGERS For Further Information Call 328-5832 Rose parade for Miss Rose By DOUG LONG MONTREAL (CP) - About 400 chanting, bell-ringing, flag-waving protestors marched in front of the Tanguay Women's Institute Friday in a show of solidarity with four female prisoners arrested under the War Measures Act. Most of the marchers were young people. A few children and adults were scattered throughout the crowd. Many earned roses which an organizer said symbolized Lise Rose, sister of kidnap suspects Paul and Jacques Rose. Miss Rose, 25, has been charged under the War Measures Act with being a member of the outlawed terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec, which has claimed responsibility for two political kidnappings here last October. Last month, she was found in contempt of court and sentenced to six months in prison for refusing to testify at a coroner's inquest into the death of kidnap victim Pierre Laporte whose body was found in a car trunk eight dayr, after his abduction Oct. 10. Lethbridge..... . 27 04 Medicine Hat ... .. 26 02 Pincher Creek .. . 24 7 Calgary ... ... .. 26 06 Edmonton...... . 21 03 Jasper ......... . 23 05 -7 0 0 High Level..... -5 -24 Peace River ... ... 19 -3 Grande Prairie . .. 21 12 .06 Rocky Mtn. House. 22 5   .. 32 26 Prince George .. 24 16 Kamloops...... . 29 08 Vancouver ..... 42 29 Prince Albert ... . 19 06 .02 North Battleford .. 20 02 .05 Saskatoon...... . 18 04 . , Moose Jaw..... . 22 10 .10 Thompson ...... ..18 07 .09 05 Estevan ...... ... 20 04 .01 Brandon ...... ... 14 -3 Winnipeg 14 -2  *  . M 01   08 Quebec City ... . .. 17 12   Charlottetown ... . 29 26 Fredericton ... . .. 27 20 Chicago....... . 40 30 .04 Minneapolis ... .. 35 08 .02 . 30 23 .30 Los Angeles ... . .. 59 51 .08 . 65 55 45 52 31 32 39 t m 12 21 Amsterdam ... . . 28 37 Brussels .. ... . . 28 35 28 43 13 23 Stockholm..... . 14 17 Buenos Aires ... 65 79 FORECASTS Lethbridge  Medicine Hat -Today: A few clouds. Snow-flurries tonight. Lows zero-five above. Sunday: Sunny periods. Highs 5-10 above. Kootenay, Columbia - Today and Sunday: cloudy periods and a few snowflurries this morning, otherwise sunny. Highs today and Sunday near 20; lows tonight, zero to 5 below. Ring out the qia, img in the new*. Happy Now Year to each o/ you, and -thank* /or letting us he of service. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-316S OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Lethbridge district are bare and dry with the exception of the following: Highway 2 from Cardston to Carway - long drifting sections which are moderately slippery, plowed and sanded. Highway 3-west from Lund-breck (o the B.C. boundary is mainly snow covered with drifting snow, has been plowed and sanded and is moderately slippery. Highway 1 - Trans Canada Highway - Calgary to Banff is bare and dry and in good driv< big condition. Banff to Golden received a light snowfall and has been plowed and sanded. Golden to Revelstoke received a moderate snowfall overnight and has a few slippery sections. Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways are lightly snow covered and have been plowed and sanded, however there are occasional slippery sections. Motorists are reminded that good snow tires or chains are required when travelling over any mr.rtrin ro-:-l. tv'i'-h induces ski-rcsurt ace. s tends. PORTS O* ENTRY (Opening and Clusing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B."., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain ciosed, Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - 63 ;