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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta HIGH FORECAST FRIDAY 75 The LetHbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 180 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 28 PAGES SENATOR McGOVERN AND WIFE cGovern 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 his choice of vice-presidential candidate and in his acceptance speech to the final session of the party convention tonight, the 49-year-old McGovern is ex- pected to set a tone that will guide the enthusiasm of his early backers while wooing he substantial blocs o! wary or antagonistic Democrats who fought his nomination, McGovern told reporters that Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts was the first to phone and congratulate him after the nomination was confirmed. But Kennedy declined, "for very real personal rea- to become McGovern's running mate. McGovern won the nomination on the first ballot, us 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 sent McGovern over the magic figure came from the Illinois delegation, which McGovern supporters captured after a harsh dispute with tlie forces of Major Richard Daley of Chicago. The Illinois count was announced by a Daley backer, who pledged that the state 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 Ihan he needed. After many votes had boon changed, he wound up with Behind him, in order, came Jackson with 486 65; Gov. George Wallace of Alabama, 377.50; Represen- tative Shirley Chisholm of New York, 101.45; former Gov. Terry Sanford of North Carolina, 69.5; Senator Hubert Humphrey of 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. foimer Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota, 2, and Senator Walter Mondale of Minne- sota. 1. Within minutes after clinching the nomination, Me- Govern received congratulations and promise of support fiom all Iho candidates he had conquered. except Wallace. But labor loaders in particular remained bit- lerly opposed to the senator, a.s did many delegates. One sign in the hall road: "McGovern Will Bomb In Novomlier." Tim question of whether Wallace would agnin rli'sn-l I lie parly and run for the presidency us on in- dependent remained confused. One high Wallace offi- cial said the- possibility was getting "stronger and but others Insisted ho would remain a Jlul. Mrs. Cliislvilm, (ho first black woman ovor nmiiinnlod for president, look the roslnim lo pledge n coasUo-cnasl. campaign In 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 the 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 tune, 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 i esunied today after a two-month break, with both sides expressing readiness to discuss proposals for a politi- cal solution to the war. Chief U.S. negotiator William Porter said befoie going into the conference room "we are entirely flexible about the possi- bility of discussing our propos- als or theirs Viet Cong delegation leader Mrs. Nguyen Thi Bmh said the 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 to the conference "with the desire to continue dis- cussions with the American side with a view to 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 cease fill 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 the party's 24 members into (he 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 at this time about the possibility of a lead- ership meeting next spring. Mr. Strom, 58, was elected 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- ports 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 RCMP this morning for Angela Huetner, 16, of 1318 6th Ave. A N.. wbo has been miss- ing since June 27. She was last seen a t a friend's home in Hardieville. Her bicycle was later found on the Kipp cut off road about 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 AMATEUR explorers Dr. J. A. Sherman and Leth- bridge newcomer Robert Hurst tipping their canoe in the 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 Frcrl Heatley in his backyard in bathrobe 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 the 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 the 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" However, he said the problem of accommodating vis- itors a day in the summer months at Lake Louise remains, and planning will proceed to meet essential needs "through controlled development on the valley floor." The proposal walked into crit- icism the 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 Banff townsite, including re- moval of Chateau Lake Louise. Accommodation for over- night visitors was to be prov- ided two miles away from the base of Wlutehorn-Temple ski slopes, which would have been developed to handle 8.500 skiers. Shops would have been situ- ated m a lower village beside the Trans-Canada Highway, along with overnight accommo- dation for I.ioo 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 Ltd. and Lake Louise Lifts Ltd. Imperial Oil is 69 S- pcr-ccnt owned by Standard Oil of New Jersey. BLASTS MARKS PROTESTANT ANNIVERSARY Debris litters Londonderry street Wednesday after 200-pound gelignite bomb exploded in the city centre wrecking doz- ens of shops and offices. The explosion occurred Wednesday 'The Glorious 1he 282nd anniversary of the Battle of Boyne which established Protestant suprem- acy in Ulster. (AP Wirephoto via cable fro m 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 mentally-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 Battle 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 sWrmishts 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. Seamus Twomey, chief of the 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 hij men, and complete freedom from Provisional to move freely around, albeit in "low profile." He again accused British troops of breaking the IRA's ceasefire after only 13 days of relative calm. The British insist the IRA renewed the warfare. British Administrator William Wbitelaw was believed looking at Twomey's proposal "with caution." Airline hijackers escape with ransom and liostages From AP-REUTER 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 to escape 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 about taking a holiday I like tlw littla Monde standing behind McGovemt' KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) One of 14 convicts involved in the largest breakout in Canadian penal history told an instnictor days before Monday's escapo that he was "going on holi- days." Charles Boomer, 33. of Ed- monton, son-ing 37 years lor armed robbery, (old one of his penitentiary instructors on moro than one occasion on flays pre- ceding the escape: "I'm going on my holidays July 15." Boomer was one- of nine es- capers still at large today. Fivo of the convicts who cut their way (o freedom through two In- fant-high chain-link fences at Millhmon penitentiary were re- raptured Tuesday. A penitentiary tin instnictor 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 the penitentiary area Wednesday chocking of cars and doyens 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 was conceived well in advance of Hie breakout by only a few of tho 14 men who disappeared into the bush nflcr a Softball ganio Monday evening. Thej speculate thai most of those who escaped were invited along at the last minute by Ihn ringleaders lo the bopa that ttm mass breakout would compli- cate the search. Warden Donald Clark said the escape w as well-planned and ex- ecuted. The convicts made their move before the compound was closed and dog patrols began. He indicated thai inadequate lighting in the area where tho breakout occurred was a factor. "They picked the most vulner- able spot in the he said. The manhunt, one of tho larg- est in Canadian history is con- centrated in an area of about 15 square miles around tho maxi- mum-security prison. Chief Inspector John Hillmer of tho OPP said there were no plans to expand the search "until wo gel. some indication thesa guys jirn rotsida American Airlines jet was the FAA said. He was to hospital. Both planes were hijackers remained deered Wednesday the American Airlines After the plane landed at with the pilot and four Texas field, its stairs were ered and the flight two hijackers of a Amer- who had been pistol Airlmts Boeing 727 plane either was thrown out or of Philadelphia released 113 who endured nine of suffocating heat as the aircraft sat on a runway in International Air- while FBI agents haggled with the gunmen over details of the ransom money strike freeing the passengers. The gunman in the second hi- identified by the FBI EDMONTON' Melvm Martin Fisher, 49, of Canada's first Okla., the father of strike is possible at any children, released the 51 The Herald has aboard an American Spokesman for United Boeing 727 after getting erhood of Carpenters, ransom at Oklahoma City's William Mackenzie early this morning. the strike against Poole struction could happen at time. The strike, which would fect between 20 and 125 in Canada's northern territories, can start without any prior notice to the by Cahlc B C. (CP) 900 woodworkers were mishap the job in four interior mills today as bargaining continued in Kelowna on a rcw contract 13 the International Woodworkers of America and forest companies. BRIG, Switzerland 400 employees o f Thirteen persons Forest Industries Wednesday night when a hero and in nearby way cable car hurtled Flats walked off their than feet down a Wednesday night, and an- tainside and smiiKhod (o 500 men at Boundary ngauisl its own base Products mills in Grand Two persons survived and Midway went out to- the worst In living ory in the Swiss Alps. walkout Is believed to shifting Ihrough the- with negotiators in Kol- wieoknge near the between the IWA and tin border wnrn trying to Lumber Operators the came of tin ;