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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta HICK FORECAST FRIDAY 75 The Lcthlnidnc Herald VOL. LXV 180 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 28 PAGES SENATOR McGOVERN AND WIFE McGovern takes over divided party By PETER BUCKLEY MIAMI BEACH (CP) Senator George McGovern of South Dakota, the form-minded preacher's son who won the Democratic nomination for president Wednes- day night, gets his first chance to pull together a divided party before today Is over. In liis choice of vice-presidential candidate and in his acceptance speech to the final session ot the party convention tonight, the 49-ycar-eld McGovern is ex- pected to set a tone that will guide the enthusiasm of his early backers while wooing he substantial blocs oE wary or antagonistic Democrats who fought his nomination. McGovern told reporters Ural Senator Edward Kennedy Massachusetts was the first to phone and congratulate him after the nomination was confirmed. But Kennedy declined, "for very real personal rea- to become McGovem's running mate. McGovern won the nomination on the first ballot, as expected, with votes, far more than the which would have assured him a majority of delegates. The total was subsequently boosted by vote changes among some delegations switching to the winner. The votes which scnl, McGovern over the magic figure came from the Illinois delegation, which McGovern supporters captured after a harsh dispute with the forces of Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago. The Illinois count was by a Daley backer, who pledged that the slate would unite behind the win- ner. And Senator Henry Jackson of Washington, who picked up enough strength to run second, immediately sent word to the winner that he would support the Mc- Goveni campaign against Nixon. The decision was especially significant because of Jackson's strong support from organized labor, which opposed McGovern to the bitter end. More ihan needed When (he roll-call of stales was concluded, McGovern had 219 voles more than he needed. After many votes had been changed, he wound up with Beliind him, in order, came Jackson with 486.65; Gov. George Wallace of Alabama, .177.50; Represen- tative Shirley Chisholm of New York, 101.45; former Gov. Terry Sanford of North Carolina, 69.5; Senator Hubert Humphrey o[ Minnesota, 35; Representative Wilbur Mills of Arkansas, 32.8; Senator Edmund Muskie of Maine, 20.8; Kennedy, 10.65; Representative Wayne Hayes of Ohio, 5; former Senalor Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota, 2, and Senalor Waller Mondalc of Minne- sota. 1. Within minutes after clinching the nomination, Ale- Govern received congratulations nnd promise of support from all Ihn candidates he had conquered, except Wallace. But labor loaders in particular remained bit- terly opposed to the senator, as did many delegates. One sign in the hall read: "McGovern Will Bomb In Tim question of whether Wallace would again rli-srrl Hie party and run for the presidency ns nn In- dependent remained confused. One high Wallace offi- cial sain tho possibility was getting "stronger and but others Insisted ho would remain a Democrat. Mrs. Chisliolm, (he first black woman ever nominated for president, look Iho rostrum lo pledge n coasUn-c.nasl campaign lo oust Nixon. Decision praised Ottawa rejects Banff project CALGARY (CP) Jean Chretien found the good side of conservationists Wednesday when the northern development minister announced the govern- ment's rejection of Ihe lion Village Lake Louise devel- opment proposal in Banff Na- tional Park. The decision was a "land- mark, said Gavin Henderson of Toronto, executive director of the National and Provincial Parks Association of Canada. "I frankly did not expect this. Considering the time, effort and money the developer had spent many politicians would have been strongly tempted to compromise. Vietnam peace talks resumed PARIS (Reuter) The Viet- nam peace talks resumed today after a two-monlh break, with both sides expressing readiness to discuss proposals for a politi- cal solution to the war. Chief U.S. negotiator William Porter said before going into the conference room "we aro entirely flexible alwut the possi- bility of discussing our propos- als or theirs Viet Cong delegation leader Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh said tha Communist side was ready to discuss "all new proposals put forward by the Americans in the search for a correct political solution acceptable to all par- ties." Hanoi's chief negotiator, Xuan Thuy, said his delegation was returning lo tha conference "with ttie desire to continue dis- cussions with the American side with a view lo reading a correct settlement of the Vietnam prob- lem." But the North Vietnamese del- egate said he had to denounce escalations of the war and mas- sive U.S. air attacks on the port town of Haiphong. "If the American side genu- inely manifests the desire to ne- gotiate with the view of reach- ing an agreement, it is neces- sary that the U.S. should ceasa all acts of war. Thuy said that American bombers Wednesday attacked hydraulic installations and pop- ulated areas in the port of Hai- phong as well as the centre of the town, Leadership convention out: Strom CALGARY fCP) Opposi- tion Leader Harry Strom said Wednesday his Social Credit party will not hold a leadership convention this year. Mr. Strom, in an Interview, said he plans lo lead tho party's 24 members into Ihe fall session of the legislature scheduled to open Oct. 25. He said he plans to assess "the leadership question from time to time, but our party def- initely will not be holding a leadership convention this year." The Social Credit leader, who has represented Cypress Con- stituency since 1955, said it was futile lo speculate nt this limo about the possibility of a lead- ership meeting next spring. Mr. Strom, 5B, was eleclcd party leader in December, 1968 when Premier E. C. Man- ning retired. He assumed the premiership until Social Credit was defeated by the Progress- ive Conservatives last year. Meanwhile, there were re- porls that Henry Kissinger, U.S. presidential adviser, was stand- ing by to fly here and meet Hanoi politburo member Le Due Tho in a dramatic move to find a breakthrough to end the Viet- nam war. The renewal of the talks paved the way for possible se- cret discussions between the two men. Air search launched for city girl An air search was launched by HCMP tins morning for Angela Huetner, 16, of 1318 6th Ave. A N.. has been miss- Ing sinco June 27. She was last seen a t a friend's home in Hardieville. Her bicycle was later found on tho Kipp cut off road ebout four miles north of the junction with Highway 3 during the Canada Day holiday. The introduction of the Ed- monton-based search aircraft intensifies extensive efforts to find any trace of the missing girl. The blonde, five-foot, three- Inch slenderly built Angela was wearing blue jeans, a mauve and white sweater, dark brown leather fringe jacket and brown moccasins when last seen. Anyone having any informa- tion about the missing girl is asked to contact the nearest police station. Seen and heard About town A MATEUR explorers Dr. J. A. Sherman and Leth- bridge newcomer Robert Hurst lipping their canoe in f.he Oldman River and soak- ing cameras, utensils and themselves College pres- ident Dr. C. D. Stewart ask- ing the news media about college board appointments Henderson Lake Golf Club manager Fred Heatley in his backyard in ballirobe and slippers walking his dog in the early morning mist "Mr. Chretien deserves tre- mendous praise." Tom O'Keefe of Calgary, president of the Alberta Fish and Game Association, said: "I am very pleased that the government is at last recogniz- ing the need for proper planning and environmental studies. Hopefully, no further develop- ment will take place until they're fully aware of all the implications." Grant McNabb of Calgary, president of the Alberta Wilder- ness Association, said he was "extremely gratified" with tho method by which the decision was taken. "We hope the same type of rational reasoning will prevail when other, park development plans come along." BACKERS DEJECTED While the rejection created jubilation among opponents, backers of the project were ob- viously dejected. Struan Robertson of Toronto, chairman of the development's board of directors, said in a news release he was "exceed- ingly adding he had no further comment until the minister's statement was studied carefully. John Hopwood of Calgary, secretary of the board, said he suspected the proposal would be rejected when the majority of briefs at public Searings here in March came out against the plan. At a news conference, Mr. Chretien said, "It is our judg- ment that the project as planned is too large and could result in undue concentration of visitors and residents In (he area." While the developers submit- ted several modifications of the plans, "the further restraints I would have Imposed upon the size, location, timing and other aspects of the project made it necessary for me to reject the entire project.'1 However, he said the problem of accommodating vis- itors a day in the summer months at Lake Louise remains, and planning will proceed lo meet essential needs "through controlled development on the valley floor." The proposal walked into crit- icism Ihe first time It was presented publicly in January by the national and historic parks branch. It involved gradual elimina- tion of present facilities near Lake Louise, 37 miles northwest of townsite, including re- moval of Chateau Lake Louise. Accommodation for over- night visitors was lo be prov- ided two miles away from the base ot Whilehorn-Temple ski slopes, which would have been developed lo handle 8.500 skiers. Shops would have been silu- ated in a lower village beside the Trans-Canada Highway, along with overnight accommo- dation for 1.300 in motels and hotels, and room for more in campgrounds. The plan was to be developed by Village Lake Louise Ltd., which is jointly owned by Impe- rial Oil Lid. and Lake Louise Lifts Lid. Imperial Oil is I59.S- pcr cent owned by Standard Oil of New Jersey. BLASTS MARKS PROTESTANT ANNIVERSARY Debris litters Londonderry Wednesday after 200-pound gelignile bomb exploded in the city centre wrecking doz- ens of shops and offices. The explosion occurred Wednesday 'The Glorious Ihe 282nd anniversary of Ihe Battle of Boyne which established Proteslant suprem- acy in Ulster. (AP via cable from Londonderry) Death and destruction mark Ulster's Tivelfth' BELFAST (AP) Security Forces counted today the cost of the "Glorious Twelfth" and found Northern Ireland had suf- fered one of its bloodiest chap- ters of gunfighting in three years of strife. Eight persons, Including two British soldiers and a 15-year- old menially-handicapped boy, were shot dead before, during and after Wednesday's parades throughout the province by tens of thousands of Protestants, in- cluding some Orangemen from Toronto. The loyalist a 282-year-old Protestant victory over Roman Catholic armies in the Batlle of the selves passed off peacefully, with 32.000 troops, militia and police sandwiched between the communities to forestall viol- ence. But in advance of the march- ing, on its periphery and in its wake guerrilla assassins and bombers worked furiously. The army suffered two killed and 11 wounded in battles with offensive units of the Irish Re- publican Army. The troops, whose death list since 1969 rose to 91, said they wounded or killed at least five of their shad- owy assailants. The other casualties from skirmishes involving oper- atives from both Catholic and Protestant private armies and Ulster's over-all fatality toll rose to at least 425. Twenty-one persons have died since the Catholic-base IRA renounced its ceasefire and resumed its offen- sive Sunday night. There was one slight glimmer of hope amid the debris and gore of the day, however. Scamus Twomey, chief of tha IRA's Provisional wing In Bel- fast, summoned reporters to his home in the Catholic enclave of Andersonstown and told them his forces might consider re- newing their ceasefire. But he said the British gov- ernment must guarantee thera would be no army raids or ar- rests, no "harassment" of hla men, and complete freedom from to move freely around, albdt in "low profile." He again accused British troops of breaking the IRA's ceasefire after only 13 days of relalive calm. The British Insist the IRA renewed the warfare. British Administrator William Whitelaw was believed looking at Twomey's proposal "with caution." Airline hijackers escape with ransom and liostages From AP-HEUTER Two airline hijackers armed with sawed-off shotguns flew in an escape plane from Philadel- phia to a small airport in Texas today with ransom and four stewardess hostages, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The plane landed at Brazoria County Airport, near Lake Jack- son, about 50 miles south of Houston, the agency said. Police radio reports said officers shot out the aircraft's tires. In another hijacking, an armed man who collected ransom abandoned an apparent plan to try lo escBpe by parachute and surrendered meekly to a stewardess. His pis- tol had no bullets, but officers did not know that until the hi- jacking of the Dallas bound Escaped convict Muted about taking a holiday American Airlines jet was all over. Bolh planes were comman- deered Wednesday night. After the plane landed at the Texas field, its stairs were low- ered and the flight engineer, who had been pistol whipped, either was thrown out or es- Northern construction strike near EDMONTON Northern Canada's first construction strike is possible at any time, The Herald has learned. Spokesman for United Brolh- erhood of Carpenters, local iri2S. William Mackenzie said the strike against Poole Con- struclioii could happen at any time. The strike, which would af- fect between 20 and 125 persons in Canada's northern territor- ies, can start without any prior notice to the company. caped, the FAA said. He wai taken lo hospital. The hijackers remained aboard the American Airlines 727 with the pilot and four stewardesses. The two hijackers of a Amer- ican Airlints Boeing 727 plane out of Philadelphia released 113 passengers who endured nine hours of suffocating heat as the aircraft sal on a runway in Philadelphia International Air- port while FBI agents haggled wilh Ihe gunmen over details oE delivering the ransom money and freeing the passengers. The gunman in the second hi- jacking, identified by the FBI as Melvin Martin Fisher. 49, of Norman. Okla., the father ot live children, released Ihe 51 passengers aboard an American Airlines Boeing 727 after getting (he ransom at Oklahoma City's airport early this morning. I lillla hlnivle standing behind McGovarnl' KINGSTON, Ont. fCP) One of convicls involved In the largest breakout in Canadian penal history told an instructor days before Monday's cscapo that ho was "going on holi- days.11 Charles Boomer, of Ed- nionlon, serving 37 years for armed robbery, lold one of his penitentiary instructors on inoro than one occasion on days pre- ceding the escape: "I'm going on my holidays July 15." Boomer was one of nine cs- capers still at large today. Fivo of the convicts who cut their way to freedom through Iwo 12- fool-high chain-link fences at MillhnvcMi penitentiary were re- raptured Tuesday. A penitentiary uld tho instructor thought Boomer was kidding. "He left five days the source said ruefully. About 200 OPP officers and prison guards spent a fruitless day in sweltering heal in Iho penilenliary area Wednesday rheckinR hundred? o( cars and dozens of leads. And Boomer's comment, along with other evidence, has led some of the penitentiary of- ficials hero to believe that tho escape plan wns conceived well in advance of the breakout by only n few of Iho H men who disappeared into the bush nftcv n softbnll gamo Monday evening. They speculate lhat mosl of (hose who escaped were inviled along nt Ihe last mlnulo hy Ihn ringleaders lo the that Inn mass breakout would compli- cale (he search. Warden Donald Clark said the escape was well-planned and ex- ecuted. The convicls made their move before (he compound was closed and dog patrols began. He indicated thai, inadequate) lighting in Hie area where Ihn breakout occurred was a factor. "They picked the most vulner- able spot in the he said. The manhunt, one of Iho larg- est in Canadian history is con- centrated in nn area of about 15 square miles nround tho maxi- mum-security prison. Chief, Inspector John Hillmcr of Iho OPP said there were no plans lo expand the search "unlil wo gel. some indicolion guys Km nulslda Uio Cable car mishap kills 13 persons BRIG, Switzerland (Router) Thirteen persons died Wednesday night when a runa- way cable car hurtled inoro than feet down a moun- tainside and smashed lo pieces against its own base slation. Two persons survived the worst In living mem- ory in the Swiss Alps, Experts shifting Ihrough Ilii! shallcred wreckage near the Swiss-Italian border worn trying lo pinpoint the UUM of Un disKtar. Walkout staged woodmen CRANBROOK, B.C. fCP) Some 900 woodworkers were off the job in four interior mills today ns bargaining continued in Kolowna on a rcw contract between the International Woodworkers of America and Interior forest companies. About 400 employees o f Crcstbrook Forest Industries mills hero and in nearby Canal Flats walked off their jobs Wednesday nipht, and an- oilier 500 men al Boundary Forest Products mills In Grand Forks and Midway went out lo- day. The walkout is believed lo linked with negotiations in Kel- nwna between the IWA and Urn Interior Lumber Operators ;