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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta THUNDERSQUALLS HIGH FORECAST TUESDAY 70-80 The Letftbridge Herald VOL LXIII No. 178 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JULY 13, 1970 SB.1CB NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES JUBLILANT SKIPPER THOR HEYERDAHL Atlantic Boat Venture Ends In Success By WILLIAM F. NICHOLSON BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) After a two- month transatlantic crossing that he says proves the Egyptians could have discovered North America years ago, Thor Heyerdahl and Ms seven international crew members planned to haul their waterlogged papyrus boat Ba II out of Bridgetown harbor today prior to shipping it back to Europe. The 55-year-old Norwegian explorer and his crew spent their first night ashore Sunday after completing their crossing that began May 17 in Safi, Morocco. Saying that the successful completion of his journey proved the ancient Egyptians could have crossed the Atlantic, Heyerdahl said as he stepped ashore late Sunday afternoon: "This is a great, great, great moment. We have definitely proved that papyrus is seaworthy." Only the Ra's pointed prow and stern sections were above the water, and the government tug Culpepper towed it the last eight miles into harbor. But officials said the Ba could have made Bridgetown unaided; she just needed assistance to complete the journey before dark. "It's good to be back Heyerdahl calledlo wellwishers as he tied up at the customs dock in the capital of Barbados. "We are delighted to be here, especially when we came so close last year." Heyerdahl's first attempt last year to prove his theory ended 60 miles short of Barbados when the Ha, a larger copy of the Egyptian boats shown on ancient tomb carvings, broke up in high seas. Prime Minister Errol Barrow led welcoming of- ficials, saying: "This has established that Barbados was the first landing place for man in the Western world." Heyerdahl, who sported a long beard during the voyage, also commented that the voyage showed "that eight men from eight nations on both sides of the political fence, black, white and yellow, of all different religions and could "live together like one family in a small six feet by 18 feet." The Norwegian skipper's crew members were from Egypt, Mexico, the Soviet Union, the United States, Italy, Japan and Morocco, and they sailed under the blue-and-white United Nations flag. The anthropologist sought to prove that the Egyp- tians could have crossed ihe Atlantic in similar papy- rus vessels long before the voyage of Columbus. I i Storm Batters Viking VIKING, Alta. (CP) A hail and windstorm swept into this community of Saturday night and in JO furious minutes smashed windows, destroyed buildings and outdoor signs and levelled crops in the surround- ing farm area. Mayor Selmer Hafso, who was away when the storm struck at p.m. MST, made a tour of the stricken area Sun- day and said: "It looked like a ghost town." He said the damage was not only the financial loss, but also destruction of natural beauty "which will take many years to correct." Winds gusting to 70 miles an hour accompanied by hail the size of golf balls lifted roofs from buildings throughout Vi- king and in one instance blew a garage off ils foundations as a man was about to drive into it. The hail was left in three-foot drifts early Sunday. Three persons were injured, none seriously, from broken glass. Electric service was cut for three hours. Provincial Treasurer 'A. 0. Aalborg said today the ques- tion of provincial assistance for the stricken town will be dis- cussed at a cabinet meeting Tuesday. Arms Race Reported In Seething Mideast Parade Crash Toll Mounts TORONTO (CP) The crash of an Air Canada DC-8 July 5 killed 109 persons, not 108 as originally reported, officials said Monday. The higher figure was given by provincial police, Air Canada investigating officials, and Dr. H. B. Cotnam, supervising coro- ner for Ontario. The confusion in the count of dead apparently resulted from the fact that the plane carried an M. Heymond, 16, whose ad- dress originally was given as Boucherville, Que., and Gilles Reymond, 16, of Boucherville. Parents of Gilles Heymond said they had seen theif son board the plane. An Air Canada spokesman said he was travel- ling on a student-standby ticket and his name did not appear on the official passengers list. From Reuters-AP BELFAST (CP) About marching Protestants today celebrated a 280-year-old victory over the Roman Catho- lics while nearly police- men and British troops stood by to prevent expected outbreaks of sectarian violence in troubled Northern Ireland. One skirmish broke out before the march began. Roman Catho- lic crowds in Hooker Street in northwest Belfast set fire to an army barricade. Protestant crowds gathered and started pelting the Roman Catholics with rocks, and British troops were dispatched to the scene to deal with the outbreak. The police and troops assem- bled in the biggest security op- eration in Northern Ireland's history were spread throughout Belfast and 18 other places where marchers were parading. The Protestant parades cele- brate the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, when King William of Or- ange crushed the forces of Roman Catholic King James II. The celebrations came as Roman Catholics are still smarting from a more recent suppression of a riot 10 days ago by British troops in the Falls Road district of Bel- fast after the discovery of an arms cache. DRINKS BANNED The sale of alcoholic bever- ages was banned through North- ern Ireland, but more than Scots came from Glasgow to march with the Orangemen and they brought copious supplies of baer and whisky. Along the border with the Roman Catholic-dominated Irish Republic to the south, Orange- men made arrangements with southern pubs to send in sup- plies of drinks. But many of the banners car- ried in the Belfast parade were dedicated to temperance and some even pledged total absti- nence. Last year, the parades touch- ed off weeks of religious war- fare, and tension has been rising since the imprisonment of Roman Catholic leader Ber- nadette Devlin two weeks ago. Eban Urges AT CHURCH SERVICE The Royal Family bow their heads in prayer during Sunday morning ecumenical church service held at the stadium in Dauphin, Man. The Royal Family are touring Manitoba which is celebrating its centennial this year. Royal Tourists At Winnipeg People Turn Out For Stampede Parade CALGARY (CP) An esti- mated people turned out in bright sunshine today to watch the Calgary Stampede parade, a 100-minute western extravaganza led by enter- tainer Arthur Godfrey. Parade watchers, shivering in 48 degree temperatures, had packed some downtown streets by a.m. Sitting tall in the saddle were Alberta Lt.-Gov. J. W. Grant MacEwan, Premier Harry Strom, Agriculture Minister Henry Ruste, Opposition Lead- er Peter Lougheed and Stam- pede president Ed O'Connor. Mayor Jean Drapeau of Mon- treal, Stampede guest of honor, and his wife followed in a tradi- tional French Canadian car- riage, the Caleche. A fleet of cars carried astro- naut Capt. James A. Lovell, commander of the aborted Apollo 13 moon mission, and hockey players Gordie Howe, Johnny McKenzie and Garry Unger. Then came beauty, Stampede Queen Vicky Hayden and Chris- tine Vincent, Miss Hodeo Amer- ica for 1970. TO USE CHOPPERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) The U.S. government will hand over five helicopters and -three light planes to Mexico Monday for use in searching for mari- juana and opium fields. By DAVE STOCKAND BRANDON (CP) Queen Elizabeth and her family moved deeper into populated areas .today after an adventure-filled weekend spent mostly among small groups in small communi- ties. As they moved south, from rock grandeur and scrub forest ot the neat quiltwork of crop and summerfallow, the country- side seemed to be adrift trying to keep up with them. Knots and throngs of people lined roadsides and packed country-fair stadium grand- stands in places like Swan River and Brandon. This, to- gether with brief royal visits by train, motorcade and helicopter, made crowd-estimating impossi- ble. The weekend had the spice of potential danger in the air, when an Indian leader blasted federal government Indian pol- icy in the presence of the Queen and asked her to intercede. Princess Anne stumbled and al- most took a tumble while step- ping down from a platform at The Pas. Prince C h a r 1 e s' helicopter was found to be defective min- utes after it had carried him 214 miles. Anne went alone on a brief flight by helicopter to a Metis settlement on Lake Winni- Vatican Favors United Europe VATICAN CITY (Reuters) Pope Paul assured Chancellor Willy Brandt of West Germany today that the Vatican gives its full moral support to the idea of a united Europe. He was replying to an address by Brandt during the chancel- lor's official visit to the Vatican. The Pope praised West Ger- many for having obtained an honorable place in the commun- ity of nations after "the hard reality" of the Second World War. pegosis, 55 miles north of Dau- phin. FLAG THROWN And- a" strange thing happened at the Brandon station Sunday evening as the special royal train .was pulling out, heading a short way down the line to allow the travellers an evening of rest. While Charles and other members of the family were on the observation coach, a happy young man with a rolled-up Welsh flag ran forward and threw it. Charles, the Prince of Wales, caught the flag and spread it out on the railing of the coach. The flag-thrower identified himself as Bob Atkin of Bran- don and said his fiancee, Susan Hollinger, was from North Wales. Today's crowded itinerary takes the Royal Family to Win- nipeg through Portage la Prai- rie and smaller communities. In the evening they attend part of a Western Football Conference game in Winnipeg Stadium. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN CjISTERS Effie Young, Mamie Dunk and Bessie Aijton, all more than 80, "not running any races but having a good time" at the Carte family reunion Anjette Barrel suggesting building a hill of sand in the coulees "so I could get back into ski- ,ing shape." Dennis John- son caught with a sink full of dirty dishes when the rest of the family came home a few hours early from a-week- end trip and Juanita Johnson (n-o relation) prepar- ing' spaghetti and meat balls for some hungry girl friends Mowing a return from camp, and winding up feeding all of their parents, too. Black Hole Of Bradford Case Ring Broken REED RAFT PROVES THEORY BRADFORD, England (AP) Police said today they have sealed off the West German end of an "international conspir- acy" to smuggle illegal Indian immigrants into Britain. "We also know the identity pt the ring's chief organizer in West a spokesman said. Bradford detectives investi- gating smuggling operations in (England returned from West Germany in tracing a tip after 40 illegal Indian immigrants wore found in the cellar of a house here in what has been dubbed the "Black Hole of Bradford" case. Eight Asians and five Englishmen including a fishing boat been charged with violating Britain's immigration laws, They were described in court as part of an "international conspiracy" in- volved in immigrant smuggling. In Rotterdam, a Dutch truck driver, L. van der Staay, said in a newspaper interview that he received for each immi- grant he smuggled into Britain. Van' der Slaay told the news- paper Algemeen Dagblad he smuggled 200 Indians and Pak- istanis into Britain and that a syndicate with branches in Bel-: gium, Denmark, France, The Netherlands and West Germany smuggled more than per- sons into Britain last year. Post Office Tit-For-Tat Continues pTTAWA (CP) The postal workers' rotating strikes hit post offices in Ontario, Regina and Vancouver and 24 other post offices were closed by the post office today, department officials- said. About workers struck post offices in southern and southwestern Ontario, including London, Sarnia, Chatham, Strat- ford, Hamilton, Brampton, Cob- ourg and Station F in Toronto. In Regina about 300 employ- ees did not turn up for work. About 50 men stayed off the job in three Vancouver postal sta- tions. In Saskatchewan offices were closed in Yorkton, tevan, Moose Jaw, Swift Cur- rent and Weyburn. About 200 men were involved. District authorities have been empowered to close post offices when the rotating strikes make normal service impossible. WASHINGTON (Reuters) A United States report that the Soviet Union has sent amphibi- ous troop carriers to Egypt in- creased concern here today about Soviet-Arab intentions in the Middle East despite a new peace overture by Israel. One grim possibility being considered is that the Soviet Union has decided to back or to make possible an Egyptian at- tempt to cross the Suez canal in force and establish either a per- manent line or a bridgehead on the east bank. Joseph J. Sisco, assistant sec- retary of state for Near East af- fairs, reported the further ex- tension of Soviet military sup- port for the United Arab Repub- lic when he spoke about the Middle East crisis in a nation- ally televised interview Sunday. Sisco, the White House and the U.S. defence department all declined to comment on a News- week magazine report that President Nixon has ordered a rush shipment of eight Phantom jets to Israel and future ship- ments at the rate of two a month. ALL ARE QUIET Both the United States and Is- rael have rigidly refused to speak publicly about the U.S. response to Israel's request for 125 Phantoms and Skyhawks, but it is taken for granted here that the U.S. will at least re- place planes lost in battle over the canal to Soviet missiles. However, one less pessimistic school of thought in the state department is that the supply of missiles, air and amphibious equipment has mainly a diplo- matic ensuring that the Arabs can deal from an equal position of strength in any peace negotiations, in contrast to their weakness- six months ago when Israel enjoyed clear air superiority over the canal. PROPOSES CONTACTS Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban meantime proposed to- day that Israel and Egypt send delegates to "an agreed place" to discuss procedures uncondi- tionally for later peace talks. Addressing the Knesset, Is- rael's parliament in Jerusalem, Eban said such contacts could "prepare the ground ior a real negotiation which is the only exit from Hie present conflict." His statement was regarded as significant in that it consti- tutes accepance of an element, understood to be in the latest United States proposal for a Middle East settlement RECOGNIZES NORTH KOREA COLOMBO (Reuters) Cey- lon has extended full diplomatic recognition to North Korea, with effect from June 25, the foreign ministry announced. Faces Tie-Up LONDON (Reuters) -The first hopes of averting a threat- ened national dock strike Tues- day glimmered today as talks here dragged on past midnight for the second straight day. But after the latest 12-hour session of talks between em- ployers and unions ended in the early hours, Employment Minis- ter Robert Carr said it is too early to say there is a solution in sight. Sleeping Youths Killed On Railway Tracks NEARLY FALLS-Princcss Anne slips and nearly falls on platform steps during cen- tennial celebrations at The Man., Saturday. By THE CANADIAN PRESS Two Alberta teen-agers, ap- parently sleeping on railway tracks when killed by a freight train were among 18 fatalities reported on the Prairies during tlie weekend, 11 of them in Al- berta, The two teen-agers killed by the Canadian National." Rail- ways train Sunday near the west-central Alberia lown of Gienevis were identified as Roderick Lefthand, 18, of Glen- cvis and Betty Marie Rain, 15, of the nearby Duffield Indian Reserve. ;