Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
SUNNY FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY NEAR 75 The lethbrtdge Herald VOL. LXV 377 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JULY 10, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES WEDS COMMONER Prince Richord of Gloucester, nephew of Queen Elizabeth, Salur- dny was married 10 a Danish commoner, Brig- itle van Deurs, daughter of a lawyer. Above 1hey are on the porch of St. Andrews Church in Barnwell, England, following Ihe ceremony. Prince Richard's father, the Duke of Gloucester, is uncle to the queen and 1he lost surviving child of the late King George V. Two cf his brothers were the late King George VI and the late King Edward VIII. For Canadians solar eclipses will be rarity By THE CANADIAN PRESS A Bolar eclipse starling on the Arctic coast o! Alaska and travelling southeast across Canada at al- most miles an hour today will be the next-to- last one visible in North America in the 20th Century. It will cross Hudson Bay, central Quebec, north- cast New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and eastern Nova Scotia, passing into the Atlantic over Sable Is- land. The path of totality stretching from Siberia to thn North Atlantic will be about 100 miles wide, and tha total blackout will last a little more than two min- utes at most points. But it will lake the moon about two hours to cross the sun. The eclipse will be total at Baker Lake, N.W.T., at p.m. CDT; at Sept-lies, Que., at p.m. Chatham, N.B., p.m. ADT, Charlotletown p.m. ADT, and East Joddy, N.S., p.m. ADT. This mil be the last total eclipse ol the sun in Canada until 1979. After that, Canadians will have to wail until the 21st century. A team of solar astronomers hopes to make an airborne observation eight miles above northern Can- ada of the sun's corona during the eclipse. A U.S. cargo jet stuffed with elaborate scientific gear monitored by two dozen scientists from the Los Alamos, N.M., scientific laboratory was to take off from Seattle. At EDT at a point northwest of Hudson Bay and miles from the North Pole, the scientists hoped to train telescopes, cameras and radiation mea- suring devices on the eclipse. An eclipse occurs when the moon glides between the earth and sun, blotting out the sun. The scientists' primary target is the solar corona, the gases that stream millions of miles out into space and normally aren't visible because the brighter light from the sun's body blots them out. But when the moon obscures the solar disc the corona becomes visible, the source of many scientists' attention. Elaborate gear Experiments aboard the aircraft were to measure the corona's magnetic field, its temperature, and other characteristics that still aren't well understood despite 140 years of research. Scientists believe that the corona contains clues to hov I'I'.K sun inler-acls with the it causes disruption of radio communications, the intriguing north- ern ami southern lights and other effects that inter- fere with man's activities. The U.S. .lircraft is used to gel Ihe solar scicjiUsIs above clouds and the obscuring effects of earth's atmo- sphere. By flying in the path of Ihe eclipse at nearly 600 miles an hour the scientists hope to extend their observing time during totality from one minute 59 sec- onds, to three minutes 42 seconds, an important gain. At Churchill, Man., ar.d at East Quoddy, near Hali- fax. Canada's National Research Council planned to fire a total of eight rockets to loft instruments inlo the path of totality. Another Los Alamos group at Poker l''lals, Alaska, also planned lo launch a rocket loaded with special instruments. Black Ilrant rockets at Kast Quoddy will be fired In a southeast dircclion lo a height of about 100 miles and fall into the sen about, 'lit miles off shore. Ships and aircraft will be shooed away from tho Immediate area by coaslnl patrol planes and roast, guard ships. The first rocket will he fired sis minutes before the moon slarts to pass in front of the sun. The re- maining three will go up when the sun is totally or almost loliilly obscured. The NtlC group ill East Quoddy is headed by Dr. A. G. McNnmara of Ottawa. It will fire the four Id- foot Brant rockcls to measure changes Hint occur in the ioniznlion of the upper atmosphere when the sun's rndi.ilinn is cut off by the moon. Knch of the Brant rockcls is worth about ii'ilhoiil. pn.vlu.irl, Tolnl cosl of Ihe vrliolr Knsl. Quoddy rpRi'at.ion is about Ulster 'on brink of disaster9 Hail fragi of bullets le Ulster truce Lethbridge man is cited for bravery during fire From HEUTER-AP BELFAST (CP) William Whitelaw, Britain's administra- tor for Northern Ireland, made a brief visit today lo Ihe expl> sive province for urgent consult- ations with military chiefs as civil war fears spread with the end of the IRA ceasefire, Alter a quick meeting with his advisers, Whitelaw flew back to London to report to the House of Commons. It was possible mem- bers would question him about an Irish Republican Army alle- gation that he met secretly with rebel leaders Friday. David O'Connell, chief strate- gist of the IRA's Provisional wing, said in Dublin today he and other IRA leaders had met Whitelaw and his sides in Lon- don but the talks had broken down. This disclosure was certain to Incense the militant Protestant Ulster Defence Association, has been charging that the British planned to sell them out to the IRA and a union with the Irish republic. The greatest fesr now Is an armed confrontation between the IRA and the para-military UDA. Tliis could bring the Brit- ish army into conflict with both sides. COMMANDOS AMUVE About 600 Royal Marine com- mandos were senl to Ulster to strengthen the security forces now under renewed attack by the IRA. Their arrival brought the total strength of the British troops in Northern Ireland to about 15.500, the largest number on duty there since the troubles began in 1969. Army sources said the move- ment of the marine commandos had been arranged before Sun- day night't announcement by the Provisional that the 13-day ceasefire had ended and hostili- ties against British forces would be resumed "with utmost feroc- ity." Within hours seven persons, including a Roman Catholic priest and a 13-year-old girl, were killed by gunfire and many persons injured, including 15 soldiers. EFFECT NO-GO AREAS The end of the truce has shocked Parliament and the government although it did not come as a complete surprise. The militancy of the UDA in erecting barricaded "No-Go" Protestant areas and parading their strength was seen as dam- aging any chance of persuading the Catholics ar.d the that the government was able to con- trol events. A spokesman for the militant Ulster Vanguard predicted: "The final crunch is coming. It could be civil war in a matter of hours, not even days." The Belfast Telegraph said Ulster is on "the edge of disas- ter." Each side blamed the other for the renewed violence, which grew out of attempts by about Roman Catholics to move 15 families into the predomi- nantly Protestant Lenadoon housing project in western Bel- fast Sunday. A fierce gun battle developed fls British troops moved to block off the Catholics and fired lerr gas and rubber bullets at (lie crowd. Shortly afterward came the announcement from Dublin Mint the ceasefire effected 1.1 days ago war, over. The announcement said: "The truce between the Irish Republi- can Army and the British occu- pation forces was broken out warning by the British forces at approximately 5 p.m. today at Lenadoon estate in Bel- fast. "Accordingly, all IRA units have been ordered to resume offensive action. A detailed statement will be issued later." A statement from William Wlutelaw, the British govern- ment's administrator for North- ern Ireland, said the shooting at the housing project "was clearly set up by the IRA to try to provide justification for a re- sumption of terror activity." Ted Leeuwenburg of Ihe Lelhliridge district Li one of 10 Canadians who will receive the Bronze Star award for bravery presented annually by the Royal Canadian Humane Asso- ciation. The bronze star is the third- hiehest bravery award pre- sented by the association. Only two silver star swards the second highest were present- Hanoi said getting tanks by railway PEKING (Renter) New So- viet tanks Lo replace North Viet- nam's losses in the waning of- fensive in South Vietnam aro still crossing China by rail, dip- lomatic sources said here today. The sources noted that tank reinforcements indicate that North Vietnam is not planning to turn from the conventional war waged through the offen- sive to revert to protracted guerrilla tactics as some ob- servers have suggested. Envoys resident in Peking who made a visit a few days ago to the Great Wall of China said they noticed 17 Soviet tanks aboard a train travelling south on the railway line from Mongo- lia. This line, which runs parallel with the Great Wall road at this point, is one of two tracks link- irg the trans-Sibierian railway with China, the other being in northeast China or former Man- churia. At the same time, there are Indications in Peking that the Soviet Union now is more satis- fied with China's efforts to keep up the flow of Soviet military supplies to North Vietnam. COMPLAINTS SLACKEN Russian and East European diplomats here who until re- cently had been, complaining that China was "not doing enough" to trans-ship supplies have in the last few days pro- jected a picture of increased Chinese co-operation. Japan asks no raids from Okinawa TOKYO (Reuters) Japan asked the. United Stales today not to use Okinawa as a basa for American bombing raids on North Vietnam, the foreign min- istry said. A spokesman said the request was made when foreign minis- ter Masayoshi Ohira met U.S. Ambassador Robert Ingersoll to explain Japan's position on the arrival of 29 B-52s in Okinawa during the weekend. I'm not playing clieckors tilt you far not playii'3 Montreal port returns to normal MONTREAL (CP) Except for wet weather cutting back on operations, longshore activity at Ihe Port of Montreal began re- tm-ning to normal today follow- ing an eight-week strike by members of the International Longshoremen's Association. ,Jcan-Marc St. Ongc, president of Ihe Montreal ILA local, said about fid per cent of the local's 2.300 members had been told lo IM' rrmJy for work. Mr. Si. Onge said he. did not. anticipate any problem in obey- ing federal back-lo-work legisla- tion which received final ap- proval Friday in (he Commons and Scnalc. "We arc obliged to return lo work." There wns no immediate indi- calion of how the return lo work was progressing in Trois-Hi- vii'i'cs and Quebec Cilj, the Iwo other ports nlfodcd by I ho strikn of t.lio longshore- men. HOLIDAY INN HAS BIRO The Holiday Inn recorded its first birth Saturday on the balcony oulside Room 922. When fhe hotel was opened three weeks ago, a pigeon was found over her egg in a copper-wire nest on the balcony. The room remained clos- ed with a "Do Not Disturb" sign posted on fhe until ihe official hatching. The ho- tel management promises to scrupulously avoid menu items such as pigeon pot pie for the next few weeks. Finlay Photo McGovern victory hinges vital oi1 battles MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (CP) The jockeying for delegate sup- port by Senator George McGovern and his opponents goes on full lilt today as the Democratic p a r t y 's nalional convention prepares to open with a series of vital floor con- tests. Starting time for the main convention business is p.m. hour chosen for the benefit of prime-time television. McGovern. nine days away from his SOIh birthday, lias scheduled a series of meetings during the day with delegations from such important states as Ohio and Texas. He has also called on Gov. Milton Shapp of Pennsylvania to join him here and help his campaign. With his delegate support ap- pro.'.ching th3 J.S09 nssdfjd lo win the presidential nomination, the South Dakota senator faces HIP probably most obslpcles to- night when the convention volea on the makeup of 14 slate dele- gations whose membership has bcnn challenged. Included are two of the big- gest, California and Illinois, where a loss of supporters to his opponents could cost McGovern the nomination when voting takes place Wednesday night. HUMPHREY SEEKS VOTES Senator Hubert Humphrey, leader of fhe loosely-allied stop- Calendar MIAMI BKACII fAP> lloro is Ibo schedule for the. Domocralir nalional con- vention, nil limes 1CDT; MONDAY rrrc- monics for the first session. in- Iroduclions by Senator Law- ton Chiles and Hcprescnla- live Claude Pepper, both of Florida, and Miami Bench Mayor Chuck Hull. nd- dress by Lawrence O'liricn, chairman of (ho Democratic national commillec. d.-l.l it credential McGovern forces, was also due to be out today, beating the tropical bushes of this garish resort for wavering delegates who might back his efforts lo keep California and Illinois dele- gates out of McGovern's camp. The floor fight promises to be bitter, totally con- fusing. Some of the closest votes could well come on whether the convention chairman, Larry O'Brien, was con-eel in a pair of rulings he made known Sun- day, concerning which delegates can vote on which issues and how many votes are needed lo win. Both decisions appeared to favor McGovern. O'Brien, chairman of the Democratic national committee who will preside tonight, said he would rule that McGovern needed a majority of only 1.433 votes to win back the 151 Cali- fornia delegates. It had been ex- pected earlier that McGovern would need sim- ple majority of the whole con- prevail. CUTS MARGIN But with the 151 disputed dele- gates barred from voting on the credentials issue, O'Brien said the winning margin would be reduced lo Some time before the voting slarts, Senator Edmund Muskie of Maine is expected to an- nounce what could bs a crucial decision. Although liis supporters gen- erally sided with Humphrey when the party's credentials committee deprived McGovern cf more than half his California delegates two weeks ago, Mu- skie declined to commit himself Sunday on the floor voles. As the opening day of the con- vention dawned, McGovern was far aliead in the delegate vote count. ed this year, one posthumous- ly. There were no gold star awards. Mr. Leeuwenburg will re- ceive the award for his actions during a fire May 12 at South- ern Breeders Ltd., four miles east of the Green Acres Drive- in on the Coult? Highway. He and a friend had been painting his home when they heard a explosion from the main building of the complex. Mr. Leeuwenburg rushed to the building, broke a lock from the main barn doors, lifted them from the hinges and ran into Ihe flaming building. He discovered Mi's. Doris Seitz, wife of the foreman, in the office section of thj build- ing, carried her from the build- ing and rolled her in the grass lo extinguish her s m o u I d e ring clothing. He then rushed back Into the building to search for his son Charles, 15, who had been em- ployed as a clean-up boy by Southern Breeders. When he discovered his son had been able to escape from the building, he again re-enter- ed the raging flames to make sure there were no persons left inside. Once certain there wag no one left in he building Mr. IjCeuwenburg released all but four of the 28 bredeer bulls in the barn. During the fire, he helped keep the frightened bulls from re-enlering the flames and kepi them away from a massive crowd of spec- tators. However, Mrs. Seitz died May 13 of bums she had re- ceived in the fire and Mr. Leeuwenburg's son, Charles died May 16. The fire was believed caused by a leaking refrigeration unit and an electrical spark. Fire damage totaled about Terrorist's guilty plea rejected LOD, Israel (AP) The Jap- anese terrorist who survived tha Tel Aviv airport massacre pleaded guilty at the opening of his trial today, but the Israeli military court rejected the plea. It. also postponed final deci- sion on a request by the defence that the terrorist, Kozo Oka- moto, 24, be given a mental ex- amination. "I don't want an examina- the defendand shouted. The court's rejection of the plea means the prosecution will have to present its case. Okamoto is accused along with too other Japanese in the murder of 2G persons at Lod Airport Way 30. The two other Japanese also were killed, and 67 other persons were wounded in the machine-gun attack. Seen and heard About town ALDERMAN Bill Kergan asking Aid. Cam Barnes why the Exhibition Board can't pave in front of the grandstands so he won't get his feet muddy when he goes to bet on the horses Fire- fighter Cliff Brown trying water skiing for the first time and, to the shock of his audience, succeeding Former Cardsloii MLA nar Nathan Mormon first counsellor NATHAN TANNM SALT LAKE CITY (CP) Nalhan Eldon Tanner, an Al- berta cabinet minister for 15 years, has been named first counsellor of Ihe Church of .leius Christ of Lalter-Day Saints. Mr, Tanner, named minister of lands and mines in ]M7, suc- ceeds Harold B. Lee who wns named president following the death of President Joseph FieldinR Smith Jr. Mr. Tanner was house speak- er as Social Credit member for Cardsloii until he succeeded C. C. lioss In the lands nnd mines department. When the depart- ment was split into two portfol- ios. Mr. Tanner becnmo nim- bler ti lands ind mines and minerals and retain- ed Ihese positions until 1852. He quit the cabinet in 1952 to become president of Merrill Petroleums Lin1. Two years later, ho became president ol trans-Canada Pipelines Lid. Mr. Tanner left Trans-Canada to lake a post in Ihe Mormon Church after the findings of a royal commission report on stock dealings was published. The government report said Mr. Tanner had made an "overnight profit" of si million on Ibo company slock options. Mr. Tanner said, however, tin stock options had been given to him before Iho company ro> government loans.