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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, July 10, 1973 Pentagon papers trial under way LOS ANGELES (Renter) by f d e ra 1 Judge Matthew The long-delayed Pentagon pa- pers trial opens here today as two former researchers face charges of llielt, conspiracy and espionage in a hearing they liope will turn into an indict- ment of the Vielnam war itself. Daniel Ellsberg, 41, and An- Ihony Russo. 35, former asso- ciates at the Rand Corp. Re- search Institute here, are charged with stealing the secret Vietnam war study and leaking it to the press. Publication of parts of the do- cuments in the New York Times nnrt Washington Post last year Byrne conducting jury question- ing himself. The defence has been given 14 challenges and Ihe prosecution six to weed out jurors chosen by the judge. The trial itself Is expected to take 10 to 12 weeks. The case does not involve the actual leaking of the papers to the New York Times but only the period between March, 1969, and September, 1970. when Ells- berg and Russo allegedly took various volumes of the 33-vol- ume. study and handed them over lo persons not authorized lo receive them. caused a political furore over undisclosed government involve- ment in Vietnam. The trial, delayed for months by pre-trial modems, will be! property and two speeded up on its opening phase i Espionage Act. Ellsberg is charged with one same count of conspiracy, one of receiving stolen government of violating riusso Is charged with the same mint ol conspiracy, one of receiving stolden government properly nnd o[ violating the Espionage Act. Conviction could result In maximum sentence of 115 years in prison lor Ellsberg and 35 years for Russo. Both have pleaded not guilty. Ellsberg has publicly admitted leaking the documents but con- tends that he did not commil any crime. The defence will try to show that the two researchers were merely performing a patriotic service by giving the American people information being with- held from them and they did nothing lo harm the country or aid a foreign power. To substantiate the charges under the Espionage Act, the prosecution will have to prove that the documents related to the national defence. PROTEST LEADER Ban Metcalfe, 53, former report- er and drama critic, is now chairman of Ihe Greenpeace Foundation. Tha foundation currently hai a ketch, the Greenpeace Three, in the South Pacific on a protest voy- age against French nuclear tests. (CP Wirephoto) Soviet Union to purchase U.S. grain SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) President Nixon announced Saturday that the Soviet Union has agreed lo buy S750 million of U.S.-grown grains within the next three years. The Western White House termed it "the largest long-term grain purchase agreement ever made between two countries." In the 12 monlhs beginning Avig. I, the Soviets have agreed to purchase at least J200 million of wheat, corn, barley, sor- ghum, rye and oats In whatever mixture they choose. As part of the agreement, signed Saturday in Washington, the United Stales will make credit available through the Commodity Credit Corp. at an annual interest rale of per cenl. Loans, not to exceed S500 mil- lion, will be repayable in three years from dates of grain deliv- eries. CALLED A STEP FORWARD Henry A. Kissinger, Nixon's assistant for national security affaij-s, said he considers the i agreement "a major step for- j ward" toward a more compre- hensive trade agreement and settlement of the Soviet lend- Icase debt to the United Stales. With purchases averaging 5250 million in each of three years, the Soviet Union would become the second-largest pur- chaser of American grain. Chess genius unsatisfied -with match arrangements REYKJAVIK (Reuter) Temperamental chess genius Bobby Fischer paid a surprise visit early today to the hall where he will play Boris Spas- sky for the world chess champi- onship and emerged after a two-hour inspection apparently unsatisfied with a number of ar- rangements. The 29-year-old American grandmaster, accompanied by two advisers and officials of the Icelandic Chess Federation, en- lered the hall at 1 a.m., only hours after a special chair he had demanded was flown in from New York. II was not known just what did not satisfy Fischer who is scheduled to begin play Tuesday with Russia 's Spassky, the present world champion. Spasky and his aides exam- ined the hell Sunday and ex- pressed salisfactoon with Ihn ar- rangements. Fischer demanded a chair ot MAGRATH (HNSl An 82-! the same type he used to beat Widow attacked vear-uld widow, Mrs. Morrow, was attacked Kate here early Saturday morning by an unknown assailant who broke in Ihe beck door of Ihe house. Mrs. Mcrrow was stabbed in the throat and abdomen several times, but was able to phone a neighbor. Mrs. Laurence Mo- f'lain. who pave first aid until the doctor arrived. Mrs. Morrow is in .Talisfac- Iniy condition in Magrath Hos- pital. The RCMP Is investigating. the Soviet Union player in the final match of the candidate series last year in Buenos Aires. Six killed in northern plane crash By THE CANADIAN PRESS A group of engineers and mining consultants died Satur- day when their light aircraft shattered on a northern Brit- ish Columbia mountainside. Six men-three from Edmon- ton and three, from Australia were killed as they attempted tn reach 3 roal deposit about 4 miles south of Chetwynd The three Edmonton resi- dents aboard the Cessna 421 were identified as Douglas Rus- sell Cant. 47, John Howard Marshall, 2B, and Gordon Doug- OL' SWIMMIN' HOLE Water fun is where you find li, even if a beach or pool isn't handy. Youngsters aV left use old stump as diving board at Stave Falls, near Fras- er Valley city of Mission. On the right, it's o flying leap from rock cliff into Capilano. River in North Vancouver. (CP Wirephoto) Alberta Resources Railway flood damage in millions Peru restores ties with Cuba LIMA (AP) Peru re-estah-i Documents restoring relations lished diplomatic relations Sat- were signed by Peruvian and urday with Cuba in ceremonies broadcast nationally on televi- sion, becoming the tlilrd Latin American country to hnvo ties with Prime Minister Fidel Cas- tro's government. Cuban officials in simultaneous ceremonies In Lima and Ha- vana. President Juan Velasco of Peru emphasized that "no coun- try of the hemisphere whose po- sition differs from ours should consider this .sovereign attitude of Peru as an unfriendly ges- ture." The Peruvian move followed an unsuccessful attempt early last month to persuade the Or- ganization of American Stales to life restraints on individual member countries regarding re- sumption of diplomatic tics with Cuba. Mexico and Chile also have diplomatic relations with Cas- tro's government. Mexico never agreed to accept diplomatic and economic sanctions imposed against Havana in 1964, and Chile extended recognition fol- lowing the election of Marxis (President Salvador AI- Inric. Peru broke relations v.ith Cuba in 1S60 after complaints by the government of President Manuel Pi-ado that the Cubans Date set for Bonn elections BONN Heuter) The date for advance general elections to break the current deadlock in the West German parliament has tentatively been set for Sun- day, Dec. 3, a government spokesman said Sunday. Ruediger von Wechmar said, however, that the exact dale could only be determined hy a process set in motion when President Gusfav Heinemann dissolved parliament following had interfered in Peruvian labor the negative outcome of a confi- dence vote called by Chancellor Willy Brandt. Foreign Minister Walter Scheel was quoted by the news- paper Bild am Sonntag as say- ing that government and opposi- tion parties all are aiming at Dec. 3 as the most suitable date. Rainer Barzel, leader of the j Cliristian Democratic opposi- lion, told a reporter when asked about the elections: "Any date suits us." union and student affairs. Peru's current military gov- ernment also has diplomatic re- lations with the Soviet Union, China and other Communist countries. EDMOTON (CP) Terming It the worst natural railway disaster in Canada in 25 years, Canadian National Railways of- ficials today estimated flood damage to the Alberta Re- sources Hallways in the mil- lions of dollars. Norman McLcod, regional engineering program olficer for the railway which operates the line, said 37 miles of the track north of Grande Cache were washed out in June floods. An- other 23 miles was damaged. "It's the worst damage to a railway since the 1948 Fraser Valley he said after a week-long inspection tour of the line from Solomon on the CNR mainline to Grande Prairie. Mr. McLeod said (he Inspec- tion team hopes to have a firm damage estimate within a week and that the bulk of the des- truction was caused by high water at the confluence of the Smoky River and Sheep Creek about five miles north of Grande Cache. The trhck parallels the Smoky River most of the way north of Grande Cache to Grande Prairie. The river reached a peak of 15 feet above normal during the spring, a The Icelandic f e d e r o 11 o n IIas Morrison. W. The other scoured Ihe island for a similar Lhree, all from Sidney. Austral- chair without luck. However, I 'a. were Maurice Guddard. 32, the crisis was overcome when a Charles Lilly, 40, and chair was airlifted in from the! Barton, Weekend mishaps kill W By THE CANADIAN PJlESS Three r-eparale fatal accidents Involving bridge abutments wore among those that killed at least 10 persons on Ihe prairies during Ihe weekend. A Canadian Press survey from 6 p.m. Friday lo midnight Sunday night local times show- ed five traffic accidents in Al- bcvta, two traffic -.uicidcnU ami a drowning in Manitoba find accidents in Ras- level which hydrologisls said occur about once every 100 years. The officials said the flood- walers washed away one-mile stretches of the track and em- bankments up to 50 feet high in places. Two trains a week, one each way, travel the 110-mile slretch between Grande Prairie and Grande Cache, the southbound carrying grain from the Peace. River area to the CN mainline. Shipments of coal from the Mclntyre Porcupine mine al Grande Cache were not affect- ed by the washouts. Group vows vengence for slaying of leader GOLD MEDALS MONTREAL Ca- nadian Bankers Association an- nounced yesterday it will issue gold medals lo police officers who render outstanding service in fighting crime against banks. Attendance up CALGARY fCPi 'Hie Cal- gajy Stampede got on the right track in attendance Saturday, drawing patrons com- pared with 94.1R7 during the corresponding day last year. It fell short of the all-lime single-day stampede record of set in 1SC7 during the last day. Attendance after three days this year was down 035 from 1971. Weather and road report BEIFURT, Lebanon (AP) _ The Popular Front for the Lib- eration of Palestine accused Is- rael of assassinating one of its leaders Saturday and vowed to avenge Ws death with' "a most ruthless strike." Ghassan Kanaiani, 36, was killed by an explosion that de- molished his sports car after he turned on the ignition outside United Slates. Meanwhile, Ihe lw> players snonl the weekend in conlrast- ing ways, Fischer sleeping much of the time nnd Spassky sightseeing and fishing for trout and salmon. Turn your back on unwanted noise. ZenithV V" new Directional' Tlin propcllcr-drivon aircraR. was on a (light from Duwson Creek, B.C., tn CheUryncl. traffic katchcwan. Zenith's smallest bchind-lhe-enr I hearing aid, the Weslwood Rives you "directional" hearing. And, If you find thai much of the sound cominp, frnm around you rnally irrUaling tonk- firouncl noise, this aid mny be just rinht for you. Thr. microphone in the Weslwood "D" tunes down dislc.Khrf; noise (ran1. Ihe side and rear, letting you concentrate on the sound you want lo hear. Como in for a free demonstration. Jhc quality goes In Woic the name yoos on. LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. 715 Pnrdmount Theoirtt Bldq. Phonn 32EMORO Back in jail NELSON, B C. (CT) Three women members of the Sons of Freedom Doukhabor sect were sentenced on breach of proba- tion charges here and seven other3 were remanded to July I! on similar charges following demonstrations near the home ol Orthodox Unukahor John Vermin in Grand Forks. One of those remanded was Polly Chcrnoff, one of four wo- men released recently from Kingston Penitentiary, and whose return lo Jail hn been hy Atlorncy-Licncrnl Leslie Peterson. All seven women were charged following n demonstra- tion near Mr. Vcrigln's home Thursday. The throe sentenced lo jail i two one-mnnth lerms and one- i iwn-monlh term were rhnrg- j rrl following ft domonstrnllon durinj; iho I Smidav. I inlrrrut In tn Alberta Paul Omiere. 21, of St. Paul, and Bertha Fay IJarasym, of Krtmonlon, wore killed early Sunday when thpir car went out of control, crossed lo Ihe far side of the main highway and slruck a bridge abutment nsnr Vilna, 65 miles northc-nsl. nf Edmonton. Archie Philip Makarcnko, 17, of WillinKdon, was killed late Frii'ay night and two other per- sons seriously injurcrl when their far struck a bridge abut- ment nn ji secondary highway. Dcllon Charles Kll'ck. of .Sletlk-r, and an unidentified Inick driver were killed Satur- day in a car-tnicl: collision near SIMilor, miles west of Ilcil IH'cr. Contract negotiations o break down VANCOUVER CP) Ne- gotiations on a new contract for six British Columbia con- struction umons broke down Saturday with each side blam- ing the other [or the break- down. The B.C. Federation of La- bor, wlu'ch is not directly in- volved in the negotiations, charged the employers were responsible for breaking off the talks and that the industry was on the verge of another "major confrontation." But the employers' bargain- ing group said the unions "walked out of the negolia- lion11" when an Impasse devel- oped over a dispute involving a union local m Kamloops. This was the lalesl develop in a dispute which be pan last May with a strike by 18 unions in the B.C. and Yukon Building Trades Council ami 3 lookout by members of the Construction Labor Relations Association. The provincial cabinet last month invoked sections of the B.C. mediation act to order the unions back to work nnd end the seven-week strike and, lockout, while putting the con- tract dispute before the mediation commission. B.C. his suburban Beirut apartment. His neice, Lamiss Nejim, 15, also was killed in the blast. A statement Issued by the Marxisl-Leninisl front mourned the "martyrdom" of Kanafi and said1 "No matter who did it. the origin is the imperialist-Zionist- reactionary enemy camp "The front vows by his blood lo take revenge The front has proven its ability to pursue the enemy everywhere and in- flict painful blows. We declare our reply tliis time will be the most ruthless and most pain- ful." Kanafani, the front's spokes- man and member of its polil- buro, announced (lie front's re- sponsibility for the massacre of Israel's Lod airport May 30, in which Ihres Japanese trained gunmen killed 28 persons and wounded scores more. Kanafani, editor of the leftist weekly Al Hadaf, was well known In the Middle East as an author of books, short stories and poems, many of them about the plight of Palestinians. SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET II L Pre. Lelhhridge .......71 Pincher Creek 65 Medicine Hat 76 Grande Prairie 02 Edmonton.......67 .03 Banlt Calgary .........70 40 .01 Victoria......... 65 46 .27 Penticton ........69 47 .27 Prince George 54 43 .13 Kamloops........69 50 Vancouver...... 60 49 .17 Saskatoon 77 48 Regina..........H2 SO .05 Winnipeg .........77 61 .12 74 C3 Ottawa ..........80 C4 .01 Montreal ......79 62 ,31 Halifax..........74 59 Charlottetown .70 55 82 54 ..Si 68 81 CO 87 65 .106 81 107 84 Honolulu.........84 Rome...........91 Fredericlon Cliicago New York Los Angleles Las Vegas..... Phoenix Funerftl held for former Ghana president NKHOFUL. Ghana (Rculer) Ghana's first president. Kwiime Kkrumah, was buried Sunday al his hometown of Nkroful, 240 miles southwest of Accra. I The body of jXkrumah, presi- dent for nine scars until his overthrow in a military coup in February, 1966, was returned to Ghana from Guinea Friday night. He died in April in a clinic in Bucharest, Romania, at the age of 62. The return of bis body fol- lowed lengthy negotiations be- tween Ghana's military rulers Paris London Berlin Amsterdam Moscow Stockholm Tokyo 73 68 70 50 6fi 52 72 66 73 55 Fid 73 73 59 77 70 FORECAST: LellibridEc-Mcdicine Hat Toilay: Sunny. Isolated show- ers towards evening. Gusty west winds. Highs near 70. near 45. Tuesday: Bun- ny. Highs near 75. Calgary Today: Mostly sunny. Isolated thundershowers towards evening. Winds W 15-. 20. Highs near 65. Lows 35-40. Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 65-70. Columbia Kootenay Today: Mainly cloudy. Periods of rain in the Columbia district and a few showers in the Kootenays. Highs today about 60 in the north and (35 in the south. Lows tonight in the mid-40s. Tues- day: Cloudy with a few showers clearing in the evening. Highs Tuesday in the mid to high 60s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Mostly fair today and Tuesday except for a few afternoon thunderstorms extreme east to- day. Occasional gusty winds to- day. Cooler cast portion. Highs today 65 to 75 west 70s east. Lows tonight 40s and low 50s. Highs Tuesday 70s. West of Continental Divide Mostly fair with some afler- noon cloudiness today and Tu- esday. Continued cool. Highs both days 70s. Lows tonight 40s. Guitar's} dies MKMPIIIS, Ti-nn. (AP1- Old-linie blues nnd gospel musi- cian Frederick (Mississippi) I'Ynl McDowell died hero nf age Oil, McDowell, one of Ihe last of ami the Gnincan government of Sekoli Tourc. After his over- Twelve unions have since throw, Xkrumnh was appointed lulled agreements with the co-president of Guinea. CLUA and the mediation com-j Nkrumah's body lay in strife for 10 hours Saturday in Accra while Ihousands of weeping Ghanaians filed The body wns fl own lo Nkroful by helicop- ter. mission Friday concluded hear- ings into the cases o! the six holdout unions. Id "In. Icni'ck" sUlo biucs i his rediscovered rrornl ilpsnrgn ft( trndlHonnl NUM. Dies of shame TAIPEI (Reulcr) Fcnp Cliih-xuan, 21, arrested for stealing cars, hanged himself In a prison cell with a ropn fash- ioned out of slrips torn from 'lirl, police reported. He loll ,'i note saying he wns sorry i lor bringing lo his par- enls. FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE! GEHL HAY-KING MOWER CONDITIONER WINDROWER A mower euMerbar, Rod and full wldih culler bar in one unit. Cult Condition! Swulhi In one operation Rubber Top Roll and Spiral Ribbed ileel lower roll truth ilerm. See KEN DICKSON or DOUG IRWIN GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUT1S HIGHWAY, IETHBR1DGE PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M TODAY COU11TKSY OF AJIA All brldgo disrllct dry. Iho Lcth- bare ano. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, bare nnd dry. POIiTS OF ENTRY (Opening nnd Closing Coulls "I hours: Carwny {i a.m. lo midnight; Del Honila 0 a.m. lo ft p.m.: llooscville. H.C.'s a.m. lo midnight; KiiiRsgnlo, fir., 21 hniirs; Porthlll Rykorls R n.m. lo midnight; Chirt Mountain 7 a.in. lo 10 WiMhoraw, I in 9 p.m. ;