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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THUNDER SQUALLS FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY NEAR 65. TheLethbridg LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JULY 5, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES U.S. sounds out Reds on Viet truce packet TAXI TRIP Mrs. Walter Friend, 80, shown here with taxi drvier, plans a niile taxi trip from Edmonton to Fairbanks, Alaska with her husband, 83, to see the scenery and get in some fishing. The husband is a retired lawyer. Hanoi target of American saboteurs NEW YORK (AP) The New York Times in Its ninth and last article on the secret Pentagon study of the Vietnam war says United States agents engaged in sabotage operations in Hanoi between the end of the Geneva conference in August 1954 and the French withdrawal from North Vietnam's capital. The Eisenhower adrdnistration says The Times ac- count considered the Geneva agreement ending French rule in Indochina and partitioning Vietnam "a disas- ter." A report accompanying the Pentagon study, The Times says, describes the work of agents led by U.S. Air Force Col. Edward G. Lansdale in sabotaging Ha- noi's transportation systems. A section of the report is quoted as saying the "The team had a bad moment when contaminating the oil supply of the bus company for a gradual wreckage of engines in the buses in taking actions for delayed sabotage of the railroad and in writing de- tailed notes of potential targets for future paramilitary operations." Sabotage prevented Another quoted section of the report states that "U.S. adherence to the Geneva agreement" in 1954 pre- vented American sabotage of water facilities and a power plant harbor and bridge. But The Times says the study does not make clear why the team'believed the- Geneva agreement piohibited sabotage of those fa- cilities and did not rule out sabotage of the buses or railway. "The team had a bad moment when contartinting the the report said. "They had to work quickly at night, in an enclosed storage room. "Fumes from the contaminant came close to knock- ing them out. Dizzy and weak-kneed, they masked then- faces with handkerchiefs and completed the job." The Times says the Pentagon study discloses that President Eisenhower, a few days after the Geneva accords, approved actions to prevent further Commu- nist expansion in Vietnam, including economic and military aid to the South Vietnamese government of Ngo Dinh Biem. "These White House decisions, the Pentagon account concludes, meant that the United Sates had 'a direct role in tire ultimate breakdown of the Geneva settle- The Tunes says. That judgment contradicts the repeated assertion of several U.S. administrations that North Vietnam alone was to blame for the undermining of the Ge- neva accords. China to buy wheat i.E China will buy substantially more Ca- nadian wheat this year, but Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pepin said here last night he does not know the extent of the increase. Mr. Pepin told reporters in an airport interview following a njie-day mission to China that China will also consider Canada as a supplier in other commodi- 11 e s, specifically non-ferrous and ferrous metals and forest products. Mr. Pepin, who headed the 23-member delegation of Cana- dian government officials and businessmen, said British Col- umbia can be expected to be- come a major supplier of forest products to China in the near future. "The Chinese said they will look first to Canada when the reed arises for increased be said. Mr. Pepin also said negotia- tions involving the departments of trade and commerce and transport will begin shortly on a possible airline link between Vancouver and Peking. He said he did not know what airline will be involved, but added the Chinese favor Vancouver as a terminal on the Pacific coast. Planes wing west OTTAWA (CP) Fifty-two aircraft in the London-Victoria air race took off at five-minute intervals into a light overcast sky here today. Tlra-e were no incidents or problems as the pilots soared into headwinds of 10 to 30 knots below feet on their way to Winnipeg, miles away. Of the 54 entries remaining in the race, 21 are Canadian al- though only 19 were in the con- tingent leaving Ottawa. Race of- ficials say the other in the still not checked in at Quebec City. GERMAN LEADS J. H. Blumschein of Meinerz- hagen, West Germany, flying a Swearingen Merlin HI turbo- prop remains in the lead in the pursuit of the top prize in the race. Blumschein flew his sleek blue-and-white German-built craft to Ottawa from Quebec City Sunday sunny skies and scored a pe. ect 100 points for the lap, outflying the 53 other pilots still in the race. But close behind is T. D. Phil- ips Wicklow, Ireland. Philips, flying a Piper Twin Comanche, improvsd his stand- Ing Sunday to second place from third and was second in the Quebec City-Ottawa leg with 99 points. Moving into third position in the race and taking third place in the Sunday leg was J. Wright of Edmonton. HEAD FOR WINNIPEG All planes were scheduled to leave Ottawa today on the long- est Canadian leg of their jour- ney, miles to Winnipeg. The race ends Saturday in Vic- toria. The race, billed as one of the biggest in aviation history, with prizes totalling began Thursday at a Royal Air Force base near London. Fifty-seven planes, from tiny single-engine propeller-driven craft to executive-type jets, took off into a stormy North Atlantic, but all hasn't gone according to plan. Two planes crash-landed, one on an ice floe off Greenland and another near Goose Bay, Labra- dor. The pilots and crew were rescued. WASHINGTON (AP) United States diplomats are se- cretly sounding out Hanoi's will- ingness to negotiate its other- wise unacceptable latest Viet- nam peace proposal, official sources report. Direct contacts with the North Vietnamese are reported under way in Paris and elsewhere as Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, Presi- dent Nixon's adviser on national security affairs, met with South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu in a strategy huddle in Saigon Sunday. Assessment of Hanoi's inten- tions was said to be one of Kis- singer's objectives on his three- point mission to Saigon, Bang- kok and Paris. Qualifiers attached to last Thursday's Viet Cong offer to release war prisoners in ex- change for a 1971 U.S. with- drawal date were described as definitely unacceptable. GIVE REASONS Informants said conditions that could not be accepted in- clude: forces in the South would be free to go on fighting South Vietnamese troops. offer would mean aban- donment of Nixon's Vietnamiza- tion program and a break with the Thieu government in ad- vance of the Oct. 3 presidential election in South Vietnam. and the Viet Cong would have power to veto for- mation of a successor govern- ment if they did not consider it independent, neutral and demo- cratic. "The United States did not in- vest lives in the Vietnam war only to leave the people of the South to the mercy of Hanoi and the Viet one inform- ant said. But he said the tone of the proposals, on certain issues, ap- peared to be conciliatory and, "We intend to ascertain, if we can, whether the package as a whole is negotiable." The Nixon administration ini- tially regarded the package, sources said, as an attempt to exploit concern in the U.S. for American prisoners of war. MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO A sprite monkey opes the expression of a stone lion at entrance to the Monkey Forest, home of hundreds of his relatives in town of Sangeh, Bali. Monkey business was prompted by. promise of peanuts, which received. 65 persons moved from flood site 'Well, speak of the EDMONTON (CP) More than 65 persons were moved out of danger Sunday after the Driftpile area and Swan Rivers reached dangerous levels fol- lowing heavy rains in that area 150 miles north of Edmonton. About 55 persons were moved by volunteers from the Driftpile area by horse, wagon.'and pri- vately-owned boats. Others were airlifted out of danger by helicopter from farms north of Kinuso where the Swan River had swollen dangerously. RCMP at Faust, said most of the danger seemed to be past late Sunday night "as long as it doesn't rain anymore." The latest weather report re- eived by the detachment indi- cated rain was falling in the Swan Hills but not heavily enough to make the Swan River a threat again. At Driftpile the water crested three inches below the Drift- pile River bridge near the com- munity of Driftpile. Flood waters on the Driftpile River began to recede late Sun- day "with astonishing RCMP said, but the water level still is well above normal. Youth report revised OTTAWA (CP) The final report of the federal govern- ment's committee on youth will contain a few substantial changes from a draft report to the cabinet last December, an informed source said Monday. But he confirmed that pub- lished accounts of the draft were substantially correct. Newspaper accounts say the draft report called for a special youth employment agency and recommended legalization o f marijuana for persons 18 and over. Another source said the clas- sified preliminary report was "rather large" so that the cabi- net could have a broad picture of the committee's findings, gleaned in part from interviews across Canada with to persons. Informants would not say in what ways the final report, now with the printer and expected to be ready in two or three weeks, might be changed except that it would be pared down somewhat. STUDIED ATTITUDES Tlie committee, established by the state secretary's depart- ment to examine the aspirations and attitudes of youth and what government is doing for youth, is part of the "federal government's determination to come up with some kind of co- oidinated policy for the source said. The other part was the opportunities for youth program, a more concrete way of tackling youth problems. State Secretary Gerard Pelle- ticr had asked for a comprehen- sive evaluation of this program by a different group. The draft report recommends that a special youth employ- ment agency be created for a five-year term to combat youth unemployment, and asks for creation of a system through which government departments involving- youth could work. Other recommendations in it ask for fewer restrictions on government-guaranteed student loans and increased Canada Council funds for innovation in the arts; re-examination of fi- nancing for higher education, and the closing of military col- leges. The draft report advocated an end to funds spent on cadet pro- grams because they did not re- flect the needs of today's youth. It criticizes police for their handling of street confrontations and "the commercial media" for what the committee says is sensationauzation of youth ac- tivities. Airport scenes chaotic Seen and heard Printed word powerful EDMONTON (CP) The printed word still gets more recognition and respectability than other forms o[ communication, says Hal F. Richie, educational director at the Mayo Ciinic in Rochester, Minn. OUicr forms of communications suffer because of the emphasis on print, ho told the Canadian Educa- tional Communications conference. For example, a doctor can spend two years pro- ducing a film to illustrate a special surgical technique. But then ho may be told to "sit down and write an article about Mr. Richie said. "That's not the right approach." He said the goal of educational technology is to assist in the teaching-learning process. Good audio-visual malorials deserve bettor recog- nition. Mr. Richie said. They also deserve to be looked nfter in Ihc some manner as print materials. Public relations coup forecast SINGAPORE (AP) U.S. Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew said today that the North Viet- namese are likely to launch a pinpoint attack that will give them a "public relations coup" because of the way United States news media will report it. He said such an attack, which would come when U.S. forces are sufficiently reduced, would "be played heavily as failure of the Vietnamization program in the United States." The attack wouldn't succeed militarily, Agnew told report- ers; but "success in the military sense is a lot different from a public relations coup, which is easily achieved because so many of our people in the na- tional media are too ready to assist the North Vietnamese by Ihoir overemphasis on what's taking place." "I don't think they mean to assist Agnew continued, "but we've gone through this terrible introspective, almost masochistic twinge of con- science in our country regard- ing the Vietnam war where wo look with favor on anything Rood that happens to the onemy." TORONTO (CP) A heavy load of charter and regular flights carrying more than passengers plunged To- ronto International Airport into confusion Saturday as another 70.000 people jammed the ter- minals to see them off or wel- come them here. The airport, northwest of To- ronto coped with 43 charter flights and 162 regularly-sched- uled flights Saturday, airport manager Ronald E. Harris said in an interview today. Mr. Harris said airport offi- cials calculate about 143 passen- gers to t flight and that three persons travel to the airport for each passenger arriving or de- parting. Donald Mundee, airport shift manager in charge of charter flights, said the 43 jetliners Sat- urday, largest number of chart- ers in one dny in the history of the airport, put serious strains on airoort facilities resulting in long delays in loading and un- loading, baggage servicing and customs processing. S.Sgl .lolrn M. MacDonald. head of a detachment of 24 RCMP officers and 31 commis- sionaires at the airport, said the situation has been so hectic in recent weeks that crowds have come close to turning into mobs. AIRPORT CROWDS TENSE "The number of people and the delays combine to create an explosive said S.Sgt. MacDonald. "People coming to the airport to see relatives off or to welcome them are usually very emotional. Ail-port officials say it's the charters that cause most of the often don't ar- rive or leave on schedule, creat- ing pandemonium in customs processing, baggage handling and stacking up other aircraft waiting for terminal berths. Domestic charter flights promotion is suggested About town visitor Richard Gra- ham of Great Falls, Montana, noting all the pen- nies in the fountain at Nikko Yuko Gardens were Ameri- can and all the nickles, dimes and quarters were Canadian Sidewalk business pro- prietors Linda Bullock and Kerry Hughes finding that mom's 50-cent tin of apple juice quickly brought in "a whopping" 17 cents from patrons. Plane pirate held CALGARY (CP) Canada should have domestic charter flights, Transport Minister Don Jamieson said Sunday, and Air Canada should be pro- moting them. "There is no reason why, if a group of people can charter an aircraft to go from Calgary to England, that they can't char- ter an aircraft to go from Cal- gary to St. .lolm's, Nfld." Such flights could also lie used to bring skiers from the east to Rocky Mountain slopes, he told a news conference. Mr. Jamieson was in the city for an Airshow, to open a down- town heliport, one of the first in Canada, and the official opening of the Springbank aux- iliary airport. He also said that Canadian delegates to air talks with the United States have been told to concentrate on obtaining a greater number of direct air routes to the U.S. from western Canada. Present access between the areas was inadequate and new routes would involve Calgary and Edmonton as terminal points. Movie actor still in coma LOS ANGELES actor Van Heflin remained un- conscious and in critical condi- tion today at Cedars of Leba- non hospital. Hcflin's condition has not changed since he was taken to hospital June 6 after suffering a heart attack in his swimming pool in West Hollywood. Heflin, 60, won an Academy Award in 1942 for best support- ing actor for his role in Johnny Eager. BUENOS AIRES (AP) Ar- gentine officials say they will try the hijacker of a jetliner for kidnapping and theft of the plane even though the United States government wants to extradite him. Robert Lee Jackson, a 36- year-old U.S. Navy deserter, and his female companion sur- rendered quietly Sunday at the Buenos Aires airport after po- lice cordons stopped refuelling of the Boeing 707, flattened its tires and blocked its path with vehicles and squads of men. Both the U.S. embassy and Braniff Airways urged the Ar- gentine government to let the plane continue on to Algeria. But the Argentines rejected their recommendation. The government said it would not extradite Jackson because of the seriousness of the local charges against him. It was not clear what action would be taken against his Guatemalan companion, 23 year-old Lydia Lucretia Sanchez. Police said rhe apparently had met Jackson only a few days ago in Mexico. A U.S. embassy official said it would seek "informal deporta- tion" of the hijscker if Argen- tina wouldn't extradite him. The FBI has charged Jackson with air piracy and assault with a deadly weapon. Welcome AIC delegates ;