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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE lETHBRIDGi HERALD Saturday, July 7, 1973 News in brief Bombers pound supply lines PHNOM PENH (AP) U.S. B-52 heavy bombers unleashed hundreds of tons of explosives on suspected anti government positions on twi sides of this Cambodian capital today. The e i g h t-jet bombers pounded supply lines 43 miles west of the capital and 32 miles north of the city along Highway 7. The Cambodian military com- mand reported government forces abandoned a strategic hill position 20 miles north of Phnom Penh after a battle with Communist-led insurgents. The position, Phnom Del, overlooks the intersection of northbound Routes 6 and 7. Gbina eager for settlement SAN CLEMENTE. Calif. (Reuter) President Nixon is satisfied that China is genuinely interested in a settlement of the Cambodian war, informed sources said today. The message that China feels it has a big stake in a political solution to Cambodia and an en- during peace throughout South- east Asia came through in talks here between the president and Huang Chen, China's unofficial ambassador in Washington, the sources said. Nixon conferred Friday with the Chinese envoy and a deci- sion was reached on the timing of a visit by presidential ad- viser Henry Kissinger to Peking for meetings with Chinese Pre- mier Chou En-lai. Freed man flies to Brazil BUENOS AIRES (AP) A United Statss business execu- tive who was freed in exchange for a ransom left the Argentine capital Friday on a flight to Brazil. There was no word today on the whereabouts of John Thompson, 50, managing direc- tor of the Argentine subsidiary of Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. He was released Thursday and immediately went to the home of a friend in Buenos Aires. Frigate enters danger zone WELLINGTON (Reuter) testing zone in the South Pacific The New Zealand frigate Otago steamed into France's nuclear MODERN INDUSTRIAL RENTALS 1250 Ht Ave. S, Phone 328-8896 "Industrial and Home Owner Rentals" Compaction equipment for sidewalks, patios and Cement hand finishing equipment. RENTAL IS YOUR BEST BUY today with battle pennants fly- ing and shadowed by a French reconnaissance aircraft. The frigate entered the 120-mile danger zone around Mururoa Atoll early today but is under strict instructions not to penetrate the 12-mile territo- rial limit around the atoll itself. It was reported that the large battle sig- nalling a ship going into battle were hoisted to facilitate identi- fication of the Otago. When New Zealand Prime Minister Norman Kirk ordered the Otago to sail to Mururoa, he stressed that the voyage was to be one of silent protest at France's planned nuclear tests and that confrontation with France would not be sought. Air Canada passengers protest WINNIPEG (CP) A Van- couver bound Air Canada DC- 9 with 94 passengers on board was delayed 30 minutes Thurs- day because 26 French-Cana- dian passengers refused to con- tinue their flight without a French speaking cabin atten- dant on board. The French-speaking passen- gers had boarded the flight in Montreal, but the French- speaking crew was changed in Winnipeg. When it became apparent that no member of the new cabin crew spoke French, the 26, who were bound for Cal- gary, demanded a French- speaking stewardess be brought aboard. The aircraft's captain who re- ceived the demand at p.m. as the aircraft was taxiing to- ward the runway, elected to abort the takeoff and return to .the terminal.- When it was discovered that no French speaking steward- ess was available, a French- speaking passenger agent join- ed the flight crew. An airline spokesman said that some time ago Air Can- ada had given the federal gov- ernment an undertaking that where ever possible, French- speaking personnel would be available at all Canadian points. Hit-and-run attacks set BELFAST (AP) Irish Re- publican Army guerrillas are planning to step up their mortar attacks against British troops and security forces in Northern Ireland, reports from Dublin said today. The reports, quoting IRA Provisional sources in the Irish capital, said the guerrillas are planning hit-and-run attacks on army bases and police stations with home-made mortars. In Belfast, the known death toll from nearly four years of sectarian bloodshed in Northern Ireland rose to 844 late Friday night when a man was killed in the Roman Catholic Falls Road district. Another man was wounded. i Famed comedian dies Joe E. Brown, film and stage comedi an whose bellowing laugh -and split-face grin entertained several, generations, died Friday at the age 80 in Los Angele; fol- lowing a long illness. He is pictured left as he played the master of "Show Boat" on the stage, and right, striking a "Elmer the Great" pose from One of his movies dur- ing an interview in 1962. West policies studied OTTAWA (CP) The federal review of policies for the West in preparation for the federal- provincial western economic conference July 24-26 is the most comprehensive ever made. Justice Minister Otto Lang said in the Commons Fri- day. "The government is in the process of the most thorough- going investigation and exam- ination of national policy as it relates to Western Canada that has been undertaken in a cen- tury in this be said. Lome Nystrom ton-Melville) had asked about recent "unfortunate charges" by Mr. Lang and Health Minis- ter Marc Lalonde. He quoted the justice minister as saying western "provincial governments are creating pro- vincial kingdoms." He said Mr. Lalonde had referred to the provinces as "becoming duchies ANNUAL SUMMER MEN'S FLORSHEIM SHOES Broken and Discontinued lines only Regular Values to 42.00 SUMMER SALE, PAIR ONLY------ 24 .95 MEN'S MncFARLANE SHOES Broken and Discontinued Lines Regular to ".95 SUMMER SALE, WUK ONLY 17 STARTS MONDAY, 9 A.M. Everybody knows when MeGwire'i hove o Sole o good one and this sole is no exception. Now you con on two of ths meat wanted !r> R.OF- SHBM and MacFARlANE .Be on hand first thing Monday for Annual Event. OPEN Till 9 P.M. THURSDAY! DOWNTOWN on FIFTH STREET SOUTH hi Western Canada." He asked if their statements represented government policy. Allan MacEachen, acting for Prime Minister Trudeau who was visiting Alberta, said "de- scriptive language is not usu- ally a matter of government policy." Mr. Lang said: Mr. Lalonde, rising on a ques- tion of privilege, told the House he had not said what Mr. Nyst- rom attributed to him. "I did declare that the provin- cial governments in the West are not the only spokesman for the West, and that the members of Parliament elected from the West, irrespective of the party to which they belong, are allowed to speak for their citi- zens just as much as elected provincial governments." Judge and Indians win court battle YELLOWKNIFE, "N.W.T. (CP) Mr. Justice William Morrow won the opening skirm- ish Friday in his one-man war to defend the autonomy of Ms court against Ottawa. At the same time, the treaty Indians of the Northwest Terri- tories won the opening skirmish in their war to keep their con- troversial claim to square mites of land before a Northern court. Both victories came as a re- sult of a decision by federal court Judge Frank Collier who dismissed an application by the federal government for a writ of prohibition. A three-man legal team, ap- pearing on behalf of Justice Minister Otto Lang, had sought to ban Mr. Justice Morrow from continuing with hearings into the Indians' claims. Judge Collier's dismissal of the federal move brought a whoop of joy from the three lawyers representing the Indian Brotherhood of the N.W.T. who had opposed the application. The weary contingent pro- duced a bottle of champagne and retired to the courthouse library to celebrate. RETURN MONDAY They wiH be back in court Monday when hearings are scheduled to resume into the In- dians' desire to file a caveat- legal term for a declaration of the territorial commissioner of lands and ti- tles. The caveat declares the In- dians' interest in all lands de- scribed in unsettled treaties eight and 11, signed in 1899 and 1921 respectively. The case took on wider impli- cations June 7 when the federal government tried to oust Mr. Justice Morrow from the case. They said he had gone beyond his authority in the matter. Rural-urban split on seats scheme OTTAWA (CP) John Reid River) told the Commons Friday that MPs representing large rural ridings may someday have to decide whether to give fun time to House activities or devote them- selves almost exclusively to problems in their ridings. The parliamentary secretary to Government Houss Leader Allan MacEacben said the growing -workload in Parlia- ment has diminished the oppor- tunity for members to properly lonk after their constituents. He spoke in defence of a gov- ernment bill to defer a redistri- bution of federal electoral seats Carpet Dirty? PHONE mr. steam Cleaning ltd. that will give urban areas more representation in the 264-seat Commons while subtracting seats from less-populated areas. The bill is expected to get second reading when debate re- sumes Monday. The debate fias exposed a ru- ral-urban split on the subject MPs from large districts such as Mr. Reid's say the new elec- toral boundaries, based on the 1971 census, will create such large rural ridings that it will be almost impossible for an MP to do a proper job. MPs from the urban areas, such as Don Btenkarn (PC- Peel South) argued that the cities are under-represented in the Commons. New charges are laid NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. (CP) New charges were laid Friday in provincial court here against 20 persons arrested a week ago hi connection with an alleged attempt to import 000 pounds of hashish marijuana into Canada. The new charges followed the discovery Wednesday of 24 plas- tic bags containing about 500 pounds of hashish and 209 pounds of marijuana under a log on the beach of Quatsino Sound, five miles south of Win- ter Harbor on northwestern Vancouver Island. Immigration charges against the 13. laid earlier in the week, were dropped in Victoria pro- Friday riefone they vew> transported to Ts'orth V rri 11 Captives herded toward border SALISBURY (Renter) Rho- desian security forces scoured dense bushland today in a search for heavily-armed guer- rillas herding about 70 Afri- women and chil- the Mozambique border. The captives, including 58 girls aged between 13 and 18, are the remnants of a 293-mem- ber party abducted by the guer- rillas in a raid Thursday eight on the remote St. Albert's Ro- man Catholic mission station, about 50 miles from the border. Security men recovered 191 children Friday in a clash that left one guerrilla dead. Another 23 pupils and three teachers re- turned to the mission late Fri- day night after escaping. The guerrillas, numbering 20 to 30, dressed in camouflage uni- forms and toting sub-machine- guns, told German Jesuit priests running the mission that they came to liberate Rhodesia and were taking the children for guerrilla training. A mission staff member, Rev. Lorenz Von Walter, said one guerrilla told him the children would be taken eventually to China for training. The security men, lighting up the night sky with flares, have followed the guerrillas, now be- lieved to have split into two groups, into the Zambesi Valley more than 12 miles from the hill-top mission. STORE LOOTED Before leaving the mission, the guerrillas looted a store and took a large quantity of food and clothing which they forced the children to carry, presum- ably to sustain them on the journey. But between them and Mo- zambique lies dense bush with few watering places and little habitation. With the security forces at their heels there will be little time to rest, and added to this is Rhodesia's cruel winter heat during the day and bitter cold at right. When the guerrillas burst into the mission they rounded up 260 school "children, 19 mission workers and 13 African girls. One priest, Rev. Clement Fre- yer, went with them. It was not clear whether he joined the trek voluntarily or was forced to do so, but latest reports said he was on his way back to the mis- sion. Balloons to move gas, oil? CALGARY (CP) The Al- bertan says the provincial gov- ernment has commissioned report on the possibility of using huge balloons to move gas and oil from the north to processors in southern Canada. The newspaper reported today that "a high level gov- ernment source" said the gov- ernment is keeping the report confidential until it has been studied in detail. The source was quoted as saying: "the whole idea may sound a little ridiculous and people will laugh at it now but countries in the Middle East are looking at the prospects using balloons) very care- fully for the future." Bffl Dickie, minister of mines and minerals, admitted that the report existed and was under study, but declined to give any details. Indian leader in court RAPID CITY, (AP) American Indian Movement leader Dennis Banks has plead- ed innocent to 12 federal charges stemming from distur- bances at Wounded Knee and Custer, S.D. this spring. Weather and road report SUNRJJSE SUNDAY SUNSET H LPre Lethbridge ......75 51 Pincher Creek 69 48 .02 Medicine Hat 76 42 .10 Calgary......... 60 40 .15 Jasper.......... 61 44 Banff...........58 43 Victoria.........63 51 .09 Penticton.......74 50 Kamloops....... 68 49 .02 Vancouver .......60 54 .11 Saskatoon.......66 48 35 Moose Jaw.......81 53 .29 Winnipeg.......79 60 1.80 Toronto...... 84 63 Ottawa..........81 64 Montreal......79 66 Minneapolis ......95 78 .05 Chicago......... 91 68 London 73 57 Paris...........72 59 Berlin..........86 64 Rome 90 61 Mexico City.....73 55 New York.......86 68 Miami ......87 76 IXB Angeles......73 65 San Francisco 63 51 Phoenix.........109 86 Denver..........105 60 FORECASTS Lethbridge Mostly sunny today and Sunday. Brisk westerly winds. Highg both days near 70. Lows near 50. Calgary Mainly sunny today and Sunday. Widely sep- arated late afternoon and eve- ning showers. Winds W15 to 20 and gusty. Highs both days 60 to 65. Lows near 45. Colombia-Kootenay Today and Sunday mostly sunny in the early morning clouding over by noon. A few afternoon and evening showers with chance of isolated thunder- storms. Highs both days in the mid sixties. Lows tonight 40 to 45. Montana Mostly sunny and a little cooler today and Sunday. Gusty westerly winds both days. Highs today 75 to 85 west 80 to 90 east Lows tonight 45 to 55 except upper 50s southeast. Highs Sunday 70 to 80 west and north lower 80s southeast HEAVY DUTY "Ranch Hand" CHUTE AUTOMATIC HEAD GATE FRONT or SIDE EXIT...........Priw REGULAR ''CATTLE KING" RIGHT or IGFT tMT...........Pric. '475 '310 GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Count Highway Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 AS OF A.M. TODAT COURTESY OF AMA Highway i reported bare and dry. Widening of one Bole section of Highway No. S east of Fort Maeleod is in progress. All remaining highways In good driving condition. PORTS OP ENTRY (Opening and Closing Aden 9 to 5 p.m.; Carway to midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Crafts 24 boors; Del Bonita 8 am. to 9 p.m.; Rjngsgate 24 hoars; PortM! Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; Wild Horse 8 a m. to 5 p.m. Logan Pass 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Open Juna 1 Rooserflte 8 to imdni ;