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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY HIGH FORECAST THURSDAY 80 The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXIII No. 173 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDI NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO PAGES Pope Leans To Left POPE PAUL By DAVID MAZZARELLA HOME Pope Paul's meeting with rebel lead- ers from Portugal's African colonies may have scan- dalized the Portuguese, but it was anything but incon- sistent with his past political actions. Pope Paul VI is conservative on matters strictly concerning Homan Catholic doctrine and tradition. His decisions .banning contraceptives and marriage for priests have caused worldwide controversy. This emotion charged controversy often overshad- ows a seemingly paradoxical aspect of Paul's seven- year rule: In social and political views he is far more liberal 'than most if not all of his predecessors. If the pontiff can be described as a "rightist" in church matters, he must be considered a "leftist" po- litically. SEEKS SOCIAL JUSTICE His 1967 encyclical Populorum Progressio (On the Development of which condemned unbridled capitalism and colonialism, was praised in Moscow and dismissed as "warmed over Marxism" by one Amer- ican newspaper. The Pope himself sees no inconsistency in defend- ing what he calls the "precious gifts" of church teach- ings while aggressively pursuing social justice, a new distribution of wealth and an end to political repression in the temporal sphere. He has often spoken out against revolutions, how- ever, though openly sympathizing with "oppressed peo- ples." His most recent appeal for the elimination of bloodshed in social change was in a letter to French Catholics, released by the Vatican last Wednesday, the same day that the Pope received the leaders of anti- Portuguese guerrilla movements in Mozambique, An- gola and Guinea. The seven-minute audience amounted to little more than an exchange of greetings. But Vatican experts said the pontiff must have known the political impor- tance of it, if he might not have foreseen Lisbon's bitter protest and the recall of the Portuguese ambassador to the Holy See. PORTUGAL REBUFFED Whatever the Pope's intention, the audience is be- ing interpreted as a rebuff to Portugal. The pontiff is being described as not willing to .let a country's Catho- lic background interfere with his judgment of its per- formance in social affairs. Even before he became Pope, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini of Milan got into a row with Franco's Spain. He sent an open letter to Madrid to protest a death sentence reported to have been imposed on anti- regime individuals. Spam denied the report. In more recent times, Pope Paul has moved ag- gressively in other Catholic regions'. The Holy See's relations are strained with Guate- mala over the issue of treatment of anti-regime ele- ments: churchmen in Paraguay have openly assailed Gen. Alfredo Stroessner as a dictator; the apostolic del- egate in Cambodia has protested to the new regime about the massacre of Vietnamese, and the Vatican and the Pope himself have expressed concern about al- legations of torture of priests and political prisoners in rightist-ruled Brazil. Nixon Averts Rail Crisis WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon, acting after the U.S. railway industry threat- ened to stop all trains if a key union kept striking against three major lines, has ordered rail workers back to their jobs for 60 days while an emergency board seeks to settle a long-run- ning dispute. Just after the president moved to avert a national rail crisis Tuesday night by resort- ing to his final remedy under the Railway Labor Act, the labor department reported it was told the thousands of strik- ing United Transportation Union members would go to work again as soon as possible. The department said the Na- tional Railway Labor Confer- ence, the industry group repre- senting more than 125 railways, rescinded its consideration of a lockout of employees and threat to shut down the system. The UTU called the strike Tuesday after charging the lines with refusing to bargain in good faith over the use of firemen on diesel engines. Spot checks today of areas served by the Baltimore and Ohio, Louisville and Nashville and Southern Pacific railroads showed most pickets down within hours of Nixon's order. Mail Closedown Engine mail Plan Continues Bumped Down Government Steps Into B.C. Labor Dispute VANCOUVER (CP) The British Columbia gov- ernment moyed into two major labor disputes Tuesday, seeking to end a long lockout in the construction busi- ness and avert a work stoppage in the forest industry. Labor Minister Leslie Peterson gave both sides in the construction dispute 10 days to get back on the job the unions said they won't without contracts and another 60 days after that to reach agreement. The government also announced that Mr. Justice Nathan Nemetz of B.C. Court of Appeals will mediate a dispute involving men employed by 116 firms in the vital coast forest industry. Mr Peterson said that if construction work doesn't resume on time, back-to-work orders and arbitration will be used. And, he added, no work stoppage will be tolerated at the end of the 60-day period. The construction Labor Relations Association, which bargains for about 600 construction firms, agreed to lift the series of lockouts which it started in the wage dispute in mid-April. But, said CLRA president C. J. Connaghan, the in- dustry will not give in to "exorbitant demands" pay increases of 40 to 105 per cent in two years sought by the unions. WILLING TALK Ed Fay, secretary of the B.C. and Yukon Building Trades Council, said the eight unions still locked out not go back to work without new agreements but are prepared to bargain. Mr. Peterson's order also applied to two major cement companies and the teamsters union, in a strike- lockout since April 3. The teamsters said they will return to work. In the forest dispute, Premier W. A. C. Bennett said the International Woodworkers of American and Forest Industrial Relations, bargaining agent for em- ployers, agreed to the judge's appointment. Mr. Justice Nemetz is taking a French language course in Quebec City and will take up his job July 20. Both sides agreed there will be no strike or lock- out before or during his mediation, Thatcher Threatens Workers REGINA (CP) Premier Ross Thatcher said Tuesday the provincial government will in- voke measures under the Es- sential SaTices Emergency Act unless striking plumbers, elec- tricians and contractors have firm settlement proposals by 4 p.m. CST Wednesday. Provincial legislation w a s broadened at a special session .of the legislature early last week to include construction workers. But at that time the government said it would not proclaim the amendment or in- voke the measures of Bill 2 until Wednesday to give time for a settlement. Mr. Thatcher said plumbers and contractor's are "so close to a settlement that we might.con- sider another 24 hours" beyond the 4 p.m. CST Wednesday deadline. But any proposals would have to he firm and have a chance of being approved by union members. He did not say what particu- lar phase of the negotiations is holding up a settlement. But he said the main issue now is not salaries. POLICE MOVE IN-An Asbury Park, N.J., policeman, with pistol drawn and ready, moves in with other police on young rioters Tuesday. Photo, made available Wednes- day, was taken by staff photographer Larry Perna of the Red Bank, N.J. Daily Register. Thais Break Back Of Commie Plot Ambulance Service Cut At Calgary Insure Weddings? BANGKOK (AP) The Thai government announced today the capture of the highest rank- ing Thai Communist and said this had broken the back of the clandestine Communist move- ment of Thailand. The announcement came only hours after the government an- nounced a full-scale military alert in Bangkok, and was prob- ably partly the reason for the alert. Thailand's top policeman, Gen. Prasert Ruchirawong, told reporters the man, believed to be the most senior member of the cental committee of the Thai Communist party, was captured in Bangkok July 3. He was identified as Prasert lawchai, 50, a Thai national. The general described him as the chief organizer and treas- urer of the movement in Thai- land which has guerrilla units in about 20 Thai provinces. He had been sought since Aug. 31, 1967 when security forces rounded up 30 men, many of them Chinese Thais, who were said to com- prise most of the central com- mittee of the party. The general said the captured man masterminded tbe financ- ing, supply and planning of the Communist movement in Thai- land which has about full- time and a possible supporters, mainly in the impoverished regions of the country. Intersection Collision By THE CANADIAN PRESS Communications Minister Erick Kierans said today he in- tends to continue the "tactic" of closing post offices. But he denied that those clos- ing are lockouts. The tactic is in response to the rotating strikes by postal employees .in support of de- mands for higher pay. Mr. Kierans told reporters after a cabinet meeting in Ot- tawa that the post office is not responsible for disruption of mail service. The workers were responsible. Post offices were being closed because the mail was not mov- ing anyway. Mr. Kierans added that he does not think the "tactic" will precipitate a national strike of postal workers. A post office department spokesman said that only nine post offices involving 166 work- ers remain open in Quebec province. They are at Hull, Ayl- mer, Buckingham, ManiwaM, G a t i n e a u, Gatineau Point, Rouyn and-Noranda. Following strikes today at Bowmaorville, 0 s h a w a and Whitby, Out., the post office at Port Hope has been closed, the spokesman said. But in Toronto this morning postal workers showed up for work after warning last week they would start a series of rotating strikes within the city. The spokesman said that all posal stations in the city of Montreal and 44 offices in the Montreal pcstal district remain closed. Most have been struck but post offices at L'Assomptic-n, Actonvale Lac Megandc, Louiseville and Nicolet were closed by the department as were the 39 offices of the Quebec postal district because of aJack of work. THOUSANDS NOT WORKING There are more than postal employees off work in the Montreal postal district and in the city itself. There are workers off in the Quebec postal district and 72 at ;Haw- kesbury and Cornwall, Ont, also closed because there is no work. In Vancouver, workers voted Tuesday not to work overtime to help clear up the backlog of mail piled up by a series of 24- hour' walkouts. Gordon Walker, district direc- tor of postal services for north- ern Alberta, said Tuesday a re- currence of rotating postal walkouts in Edmonton could re- sult in employees finding them- selves out of work. Postmaster General Eric Kierans said on a CBC radio program Tuesday that to date there have been no "meaning- ful" contract negotiations be- tween the postal unions and the federal treasury board. He said the rotating-strike system used by the postal un- ions "is nothing but a blackmail move" to put pressure on the federal government. Kills Woman Tremor Rumbles CALGARY (CP. Ambu- lance service in the city was cut by more than half this morning when employees of Universal Ambulance, the city's largest firm, quit. The workers, mostly drivers and attendants, resigned to press for higher wages and better working conditions. Emergency calls, normally handled by Universal under a contract with the city, were being switched to Aaron Ambu- lance, the second largest ser- vice. Bill Knapton, an employee representative from Universal, said the workers would march to city hall this morning to per- suade city officials to increase the subsidy for operating the emergency service. The city refused Tuesday to triple the annual sub- sidy and the company says it needs the additional money to increase the drivers' and atten- dants' wages from the present average level of an hour. BRISBANE (AP) -The fed- eration of Australian House- wives says men should be com- pelled to take out an insurance policy against deserting their wives. The policy should be- come effective on the wedding day, the federation's annual conference decided. Speakers claimed that in nine out of 10 desertion cases, the husband is to blame. Ann Mickelberry, 48, of Vaux- hall died Tuesday afternoon in a two-car intersection collision, mile west and one mile south of faaxhall on a district .road. An autopsy was performed' and Coroner Dr. C. J. Dick of Taber said an inquest will be held. Extent of the damage to both vehicles amounted to Driver of the other vehicle was Robert Raymond Gosselin of Vauxhall. Mrs. Mickelberry was the driver of the car in which she was killed. Across Area SAN JUAN, P.R. (AP) A strong earth tremor rumbled across Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Dominican He- public early today but there were no reports of injuries or damage. In Puerto Rico, people scram- bled from their beds and dashed into the streets. A number of persons said it was one of the strongest trem- ors in their memories. It lasted 45 seconds in San Juan. TORONTO (CP) A five- man coroner's jury sworn in Tuesday to investigate the cause of Sunday's crash of an Air Canada Super DC-8 jet was told the plane broke the sup- ports of one engine and loosened those of another when it bumped down on a runway at Toronto International Airport. Robert J. Smallman, an _ Air Canada pilot who took the jury on a tour of Runway 32, said the impact also drove the plane's tailskid 1% inches into the pave- ment of the runway and its eight tires made an exaggerated pattern on the runway. Capt. Smallman showed the jurors, all' Toronto-area resi- dents, marks which indicated the engine started to be dragged along the pavement a few feet after impact. Then, it broke loose and rolled over and over and cams to rest feet from the touchdown point. He said the lower part of the fuselage dragged on the pave- ment, leaving scratches. Rivets from the under fuselage were found at the site by investiga- tors. Capt. Smallman said. William Howes, investigator for the department of transport, said a metallurgical examina- tion showed the supports of the outside engine on the right wing had broken at the time of land- ing. "That's why it (the engine) was dragged along the run- he said. CAUSE UNCERTAIN Dr. H. B. Cotnam, Ontario's supervising coroner who later adjourned the inquest until Sep- tember, said the crash and the 108' deaths that resulted could be attributed either to human failure or a mechanical defi- ciency. Meanwhile in Ottawa, Trans- port Minister Donald Jamieson said a board of inquiry will be set up. He said it will follow completion o f investigations being carried out by his depart- ment. Mr. Jamieson released the in- vestigators' preliminary report, which said the disaster appar- ently began when the plane was about 100 feet above the airport. The report said that for some reason the jet's approach be- came "abnormalV steep." The investigators also sup- ported the view the pilot was unaware his plane had lost an engine and was trailing flames when he decided to take off and try another approach. The report also said tire marks on the runway indicated the wheels of the plane were down. It said it was "extremely remote" that the wake turbul- ence from a jet aircraft taking off about a minute previously was a factor. MONTREAL (CP) The Ca- nadian Air Line Pilots Associa- tion Wednesday asked that spec- ulation be avoided on reasons for the crash of a DC-8 Air Can- ada jetliner Sunday at Toronto International Airport in which 108 persons lost their lives. Capt. Charles Simpson, the association's president, said in a statement that "premature statements on causes of the ac- cident are often based on emotion rather than fact." Capt. Simpson, a pilot for 17 years, said eyewitness accounts are often highly exaggerated and some remarks by investiga- tors as reported in the news media have been taken out of context. London Heat Wave LONDON (Reuters) South- ern England enjoyed its warm- est day in two years Tuesday, with the temperature reaching 90 in London. Russians In Middle East Fire Contained FORT SMITH. N.W.T. (CP) A forest fire which burned out of control in Wood Buffalo National Park for three days has been contained. By TIIE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israel's army chief of staff said .today there are about Soviet citizens in Egypt, of them soldiers, pilots or experts operating weapons and missiles. The rest are advisers and in- structors, Haim Bar- Lev told the Israeli newspaper Davar. Bar-Lev was quoted as saying his army now faces the prospect of having to fight the Russians. "But we will not be deterred from any action which is possi- ble and necessary for our con- tinued hold on the ceasefire he said. The Israeli state radio said the Israeli embassy in Washing- ton has warned that Soviet pi- lots are likely to fly missions in the Suez canal zone and even beyond the waterway into Is- raeli-held territory. These Soviet flights will occur unless the Kremlin's involve- ment in Egypt runs up against "a real response" from the West, the broadcast said. A document circulated by the Israeli embassy in Washington 'Tuesday night claimed that the Russians have completed three stages in their military aid to of 3 surface-to-air missiles near Egyptian cities, operational missions by Soviet pilots in Egypt's inner air space and set- ting up of. in the em- battled canal zone, 10 miles from the waterway itself. "The Soviets are waiting to see what will be the direct reac- tion to these steps they have taken, and it is clear that if this reaction is passive, they will open a fourth stage which is likely to include Soviet flights over the canal zone and even beyond the document claimed. Israel charged Monday that the Russians have placed the sophisticated SAM's in the canal area and had even fired some of them at 'crucU Left-and right -w i n g Aral) newspapers in Beirut, Lebanon, rejected Israeli claims that So- viet missiles and crews are op- erating in the canal zone. They called the claims a hysterical campaign to solicit more United States military aid for Israel. Arab papers and radios gave prominent coverage to United Nations Secretary-General U Thant's statement in Geneva Tuesday that the Soviet peace proposals for the Middle East have "certain new and con- structive elements." Tharit said Soviet personnel are in Egypt for training pur- poses and that Soviet missiles uwre are purely defen- sive. A leading Israeli newspaper, Maariv, termed Thant "a grave obstacle" to peace in the Middle East, "Some statements have cer- tain validity, but we are con- cerned that bits and pieces can lead to the public becoming alarmed needlessly." 7 don't care if the crime rate is tip, quit holding my Satellite Action Sought OTTAWA (CP) The federal cabinet has been asked to re- open bidding for Canada's tele- communications satellite so that RCA Victor Ltd., Montreal, can enter a new, cheaper proposal, reliable sources said today. RCA made the request in a letter to the government Tues- day. It suggested a cost estimate plus a fee to be negotiated later as its latest bid for the satellite building job. The cabinet has before it a recommendation from the Tele- sat Canada Corp., that the con- tract be awarded to Hughes Air- craft Co. of California. Hughes was the only other bidder. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN rpHIRD TIME father and pharmacist, Kent Wood desperately trying to recall metric conversion so he could tell friends his new baby daughter weighed seven pounds 14 ounces and was 19% inches long, rather than 3.5 kilograms and 50 centime- ters, as the new hospital re- cording system stated Faye Stead loading her car to the with camping (equipment and the'.i forget- ting to take her purse. U.S. Troop Cut Report Causes Stir WASHINGTON (AP) The United States has told South Korea it is considering with- drawing some of the U.S. troops now stationed there, the state department said today. The South Korean premier has been informed that discus- sions might begin soon on the exact numbers and the timing of the U.S. withdrawal, officials added. Dispatches from Seoul said reports of the planned man- power reduction caused a stir in tiie South Korean government, which did not expect such a move until the late 1970s. Ex-Priest, Nun Wed In Secret Ceremony MILAN, Italy (Reuters) A former priest and a former nun revealed Tuesday they were married in secret last Thursday and are expecting a child. Mar- tino Grimoldi, 43, and Caterina Zone, 30, went through a brief civil ceremony Thursday, they told reporters. The bride has been released from her vows but her husband is still waiting to be released. ;