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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta J THE tETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, July 14, 1970 Missile-Launcher Foreign Legion Parade In liipr jh At Fishi By JOHN BEST OTTAWA (CP) Concern is mounting in the fisheries department over incidents Wa ng Grou aid Monday the mood of the Canadian fishermen Is "ugly." "If the Russians keep storming up and down I can nds' passed by Parliament, they will be barred from fishing between Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Islands. PARIS (AP) France rolled >ut nuclear missile launching "quipment today for the used in loading French missiles inlo their silos, rolled down the Champs Elys-ees They were in the middle Russian and Canadian fish-ng vessels off the west coast of Vancouver Island. A suggestion that Prime Minister Trudeau be asked to see further incidents hap-jening." Mr. Anderson suggested that he Russians may be angry because, under legislation the other hand, are dissatisfied with present law which permits foreign fishermen to operate to the margin of Canada's 12-mile territorial sea. ary parade and brought back a foreign Legion the >nly French armed forces unit aow in combat. A missile transport vehicle that looked like a long olive irab moving van and two cement-mixer-shaped parade of soldiers, 650 vehicles and 161 planes and helicopters. The equipment serves the French middle-range strategic nuclear missiles. The missiles were not shown to the thousands who came to watch in hazy, cool weather. This is the 181st anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, the _ event most closely associated with the start of the French Revolution. The army also showed off its American-made Hawk ground-to-air missile and the 20 flying missile, a French device launched like an aircraft to operate in poor weather or tactical conditions. The Foreign Legion, wearing white kepis and marching at its traditional three-quarter-speed step, was back in the ranks for the first time since 1966 after a period of banishment because of its association with political controversy. During the de Gaulle era, the legion was de-emphasized and liumiliated after some of its elements rebelled against the general in the Algiers colonels putsch. It now is fighting again b Chad against rebels trying to sreak away from the government of the former French African colony. With legion soldiers dying under French colors, exclusion of the unit' from the parade would have been resented by ;he French AFTER 5TOR a violent hailstorm that lashe miles an hour were recordec Selmer Hafso said every buil during the 10-minute The roof of this was smashed during Edmonton. Winds up to 70 e size of golf balls. Mayor ents suffered some matter up with Soviet authorities during his expected visit to Moscow later this year was reported Monday to be under informal consideration. The latest reported incident occurred Sunday night, when a Russian factory ship nearly struck three Canadian fishing ships off the west coast of Vancouver Island. Last week, two episodes were reported. In one, the trawl line of a Russian boat hooked into the anchor of the Canadian vessel Seabeam and dragged the Seabeam a considerable distance before becoming disentangled. The Canadian fishing vesse; lost its anchor and chain. The other episode was similar in nature. Fisheries Minister Jack Davis was reported "disturbed" by the growing number of incidents involving the Soviet fleet, which takes up station off Vancouver island each summer to.fish. In Mr. Davis' view tie present situation'poses the danger of a serious accident. He has taken the matter up with External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp, who was understood to have passed along to the Soviet embassy his criticism of the conduct of Russian trawlers. SOVIETS AT FAULT According to Canadian officials, the Russians were clearly at fault in the events of las week, since international law requires that vessels under way steer clear of other vessels lying at anchor. Liberal MP David Anderson, who represents the island constituency of Bugle Band Judged Best CALGARY (CP) The Girls' Drum and Bugle Band from Cranbrook won as the best Canadian band and the best Canadian drum and bugle band in the Calgary Stampede parade. A Klondike Days float from Edmonton was the best float in the parade. The Vancouver Fire Depart ment entered the best Canadian brass1 band. A high school band from Roy, Utah, won as the best over-all band and the best American high school band. The best yough band in the jarade, which ,attracted an estimated spectators, was from Huntington Park, Calif. Judges reported today a second Edmonton float, entered by tha northern Alberta city's civ-.c garage, was the best one in the communities section of the would lite Canada to control the fishery to the limits of the continental shelf, which stretches seaward 100 miles and more from shore. VICTIM Gilles Raymond, 18, of Boucher-ville, Que., was namett Monday by Air Canada as the 109th victim in the July 5 crash of a DC-8 jet near Toronto. Funeral services were held Monday night in Bouch-erville, across the St. Lawrence River from Montreal. Gas Plant Construction Still Halted EDMQNTON (CP) Construction remains at a halt on a gas plant near Edson, 200 miles west of here, as negotiators for 770 men, fired Thursday, and the con. tractors try to settle problems. The workers were fired by Ralph M. Parsons Co., a Los Angeles-based company wluch is building the plant, after a M-ief sit-down strike Wednesday. Officials from Los Angeles and the Edmonton Building and Construction Trades Council met Monday night to 'straighten out the said Ernest Clarke, secretary of the council. He said they expect some answers today. The men staged their protest because of what they say are overly-stringent security measures and poor relations Ktween workers and about 20 supervisors who are Parsons employees from the United States. Some of the workers say Parsons is discriminating against Canadians in its1 hiring policies. Kevin Garner, a carpenter, said the U.S. supervisors were 'running this place like a concentration camp." Several Ca-radians have been called by the supervisors, he Viking, 85 miles southeast o accompanied by hailstones tl ding in the town of Foi By THE CANADIAN PRESS British Columbia's weather is going through a drought cycle wluch now is in its ourth year, lands and forests minister Ray WiUiston said. Light winter snowfall and ong, dry summer periods have characterized the four-year period and their effects have >een cumulative, lie said after announcing a partial closure of he Vancouver forest district. "If we don't get precipitation soon, the situation could indeed lecome critical. I hope we don't have to exclude all people and all activity from the forests." The latest closure forbids campfires on Vancouver Island except for its west cOast from Port Renfrew to Cape Tin Meanwhile, firefighters1 were making inroads against the province's worst fire, the Greyback Mountain alaze near Penticton. There were 217 fires Dry in B.C.1 Monday, of which 105 broke out dining the weekend. Nearly men were on fire lines with 115 tractors, 15 water tankers and a dozen Pilot Proj OTTAWA (CP) The cabinet has papered over for the time reing its open argument about lilinguaUsm in the federal civil service. It has decided to establish French-speaking divisions within some government departments, but on an experimental nasis only. Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pepin and Justice Minister John Turner, both bilingual, publicly opposed the establishment of such units, though they already exist in the armed Set Quebecers who until recently, they say, had never stood up for their own French-language rights in Quebec, let alone Ontario. They concede improvements in French-English relations in the capital are slow. But the commission was making the situation worse, not better, with open threats against the capital's livelihood. Prominent Frenchspeaking citizens of the capital say the commission never asked the views of the French-language community in Ottawa but made its report fit its own preconceived views. Mr. Pelletier's departmeni still has an unspent approved by Parliament to PIONEER DIES ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) Egbert, 77, one of the pioneers in development of the diesel engine for locomotives during the late 1920s, died at his home here Sunday. Egbert, who retired in 1962 as president and chairman of the board of Alco Productions Inc., was in the railway business 42 HALE f OPTICAL Warn an area north of Alert Bay, and in the B.C. lower main-and. It also requires indus1-rials operations to shut down at 1 p.m. daily. "The woods are tinder dry and the situation is said Mr. WiUiston. "The Tk. Gary Martin Dispensing Optician 307 6th St. S. 327-715J May 01 Westlake Dies TABER (HNS) One critical weeks are ahead and1 I hope we will not have to exclude people and industry rom going into the in effect the minister of culture, favored1 them. The compromise is an experiment of 12 to 18 months. If it doesn't work out, say Prime Minister Trudeau and Mr. Pelletier, the units will be but not those in the navy, army and air force. The recommendation for the FrencB-speaking and English-speaking divisions in largely French-language advanced by the royal commission on bilingualism and biculturalism. Generally speaking, it is believed French-speaking people of Ontario and of Ottawa in particular are more opposed than Anglophones to the recommendation. French-speaking Ottawans have seen slow gains in bilingualism and bilingual education in the last 20 years. They are nearly all bilingual themselves. Many of them say the establishment o f French-speaking units in departments will put back bilingualism a quarter of a century. There would be French units, English units and it would be left to the truly bilingual persons, mainly Ottawans, to act merely as translators. In the meantime, the B and B commission has issued another report saying that unless Ottawa City Hall makes some concessions to French-speaking citizens, the federal government will start moving some of its agencies out of the capital. Lloyd Francis, Liberal MP for Ottawa West, described the report as "malicious." But comments of many French-speaking Ottawans were unprintable. They accuse the commission as acting as a tool for 4 jrt Handle Sea Festival Disturbance VANCOUVER (CP) A group of about 100 threw rocks at police and buildings in the city's west end early today before a fcwo-hsur demonstration was broken up. Police said the youths, m the area for a street dance in conjunction with the Vancouver Sea Festival, began rocking a car which moved down a closed-off street shortly before midnight. When police told them to disperse and then made a clean sweep of the street, the crowd began throwing rocks and other objects at police and nearby buildings. About a dozen youths werre taken into custody although information about charges was not (Reuters) Foreign Minister Maurice Schumann has warned that Britain will have to give up its attempt to enter the Common Market if it widens the exchange margin within which sterling is fixed. Schumann issued the warning, aimed against moves to let world currencies fluctuate more widely, in an unpublicized talk to an invited audience of 400 French businessmen here. His speech was published for the first time in the French business magazine L'Entre-prise. Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home of Britain will arrive here Wednesday to discuss the Common Market and other issues with French leaders. "L'Entreprise said Schumann spoke late, in June, shortly before Britain and the other applicants for market membership held a first formal meeting with the Common Market six in Luxembourg. Stressing the need for European concentration on monetary issues, Schumann said: "If, as a hypothesis, the International Monetary Fund tomorrow should advise enlarging (currency) margins, England could not at the same time go along with this and maintain its candidature for the Common bilingualism in the provinces. Two provinces have agreed to a federal-proposed formula t< get grants from this fund an! Mr. Pelletier says it is expectet that all the other provinces wil agree as well. The two are no identified. Mr. Pelletier also says that he hopes the first payments from the fund can be made by Sep tember. .if It's a good bet that Ontario is trying to get a 'good chunk o the fund to help pay for French-language high schools in eastern Ontario, a project on which the province had em barked long before the B and B commission pioneer businessmen and mayor here for six years during the dirty thirties, Lione T. Westlake, will be buried here today. Funeral services were to be conducted at St. Thedore's An gliean Church at 52nd St. am 44th Ave. by Rev. J. 0. Dais ley. Mr. Westlake, with a brother Edward, set up a jewelry ant stationery store here during 1907 the year that Taber became a tmwt. Mr. Westlake was mayor o Taber during the years 1929 through 1934. Became of his long service as trustee ant chairman of Taber school divi sion, an elementary school in south Taber was given his name. He died Thursday, July 9 at Ottawa, where he had been living with 'a daughter, Mrs Agar Ricta-dscn for the pas several AND 77 ABOVE 19-00 ZERO AT A'JlUUNOON SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET Lethbridge 70 51 REPORT The Pas 76 56 Dip In Attendance At Statopede CALGARY (CP) Despite deal rodeo weather, Stampede exuberance was slightly restrained Monday with jeople visiting the exhibition prounds. But bright, warm sunshine brought residents and tourists into the streets to watch the annual paradecf bands, floats, horses and celebrities. Attendance was below the figure for Monday last year and well below the record set several years ago when the show only lasted seven days. Attendance for the first half of this year's 10-day show was compared with last year. The winner of a draw for Monday was Pauline Wills of Morse, River 65 61 .01 Toronto 76 60 76 60 76 56 Hat 70 48 Pincher Creek 66 42 72 45 St. John's, Mid. 37 Chicago 93 74 New York 83 68 River 79 55 88 68 Miami 87 82 San Francisco .63 52 75 90 50 George 74 47 Victoria 70. 48 Vancouver 73 53 Prince Albert 76 48 Saskatoon .74 Vegas Ill 83 Lethbridge Medicine Hat and warmer today and Wednesday. High 80-85 today, low tonight in the 50s. Kootenay, Today and Wednesday, sunny. Highs today and Wednesday 85 to 90; lows tonight in the 50s. Steel Wins Grants SYDNEY, N.S. (CP) Jean Marchand, minister of regiona economic expansion, has an noimced in federa development incentives towan a expansion anc modernization program at th Sydney Steel Corp. mill here. The program will .get under way in October, and em ploy a peak of during, con struction. The steel mill, which employ about was to be abandoned in 1968 by its former operators Dominion Steel and Coal Corp It was taken over by Sydney Steel Corp., a provincial Crown company, and has since set production Current 65 51 .20 Moose Jaw 75 57 83 63 As Spy KARLSRUHE (AP) The West German federal prosecu tor's office announced Monda it has charged a 29-year-oIc East German with espionag following his participation Sat urday in what was described a "a conspiratorial meeting" in Reckiinghausen, West Ger many. The office identified th man as Dr. Berthold Bley, a legedly an East Berlin econom ics lecturer, but refused to dis close the subject of the meetin or who Bay 73 57 Travel Up MONTREAL (CP) The International Air "Transport Association Monday reported an 11.5-per-cent increase in tota scheduled passenger traffic by its 104 member airlines in 1969. They carried a total of passengers. International flights carried passengers, an increase of 16.3 per cent over 1968, while domestic flights accounted for passengers, a 10-percent DENOUNCES ABORTION LOS ANGELES (AP) Most Rev. Timothy Manning, Roman Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles, said yesterday he will excommunicate any member of lis church who becomes involved in an abortion. His arch-diocese has about On Rise NEW YORK (AP) Cases of infectious syphilis have risen dramatically throughout the United States and "nationa: emergency action" must EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY IDE REPAIR to curb it, the American Social Health Association Tiorvin Tn MIKE HANZEL 3I7-7lh STREET were syphilis cases for the year ending June 30, compared with the previous 12 utiiiU-o LAGOS (AP) Ibo youths in buckled shoes dance until dawn these days in the rollicking nighclubs of this Nigerian capital. Only six months ago the same establishments were blacked out each night in fear of sudden attack by Ibo aircraft. The civil war, the war that shook Africa's confidence and the world's conscience, is over, and the wounds are beginning to heal. If babies in pockets of what was once Biafra are still whimpering and crying, at least the threat of death by starvation no longer hangs over refugees. Arid if the instant brotherhood promised by the federal leaders in the first flush of victory has not come to pass, neither have the arrests dnd sweeping reprisals predicted by the Biafrans in despair of defeat. A half-year after the 31-month war ended, 800 Ibos are back working for the federal government. Little is known for sure of the circumstances of the author J-Biafran secession, Odemegwu Ojukwu, beyond the fact that he is abroad. He fled to the Ivory Coast shortly before Oie surrender, and is keeping quiet. Helped by about 100 foreigners, the newly-named state government in former Biafra has taken over from the Red Cross the care and feeding of war refugees. Relief experts are openly concerned at what they call a lack of planning and resources. There have been reports of a recent relapse in severe malnutrition, and some figures suggest that serious cases and deaths are back to about 200 a week after dropping well below that figure months ago. But a new program is under way with the emphasis on agriculture, and the program director says he can wipe out general malnutrition In a year. Already corn crops planted at war's end are offering some hope. The massive job of repairing war damage goes on. In Onitsha alone it may take to clean up the mess. That's not the end the The country is maintaining an army of nearly men who cannot quickly be denioli-bized. On the political front, things seem stable under Gen. Yakubu Gowon. He has vowed his military government will carry on until Nigeria can be sure of a smooth return to civilian rule. Mostly the mood in the country is relaxed, although it can be quickly upset, as in the recent case of a radio play telling of a mock coup d'etat. Tha brought the arrest of top offi dais of the broadcasting unit involved. Slowly the Ibo tribesmen are drifting, back into the nationa fabric of Nigerian life. They fil the hotels and nightclubs, am no longer pretend they come from some other tribe. Few are returning to live in the North so few that Kano's military gov ernor has publicly expressed his disappointment. There are alsc few in Port Ilarcourt, a city they once dominated. Back home in their short-live! independent state, now once more a part of federal _l_ 1 the war-shattered economy i understandably slow to revive. Industry is making a hesitat ing new start. Electricity am water are still many months away for many centres. Enugu re-captured by the federals i October, 1967, still lacks elec tricity. Tho federal economy is boom ing as never before, with mor than barrels of o pumping foreign exchange int the treasury every day. Cocoa, peanuts, tin and sec ondary industry are all addin to revenue, and even palm o production is resuming in th East. Internationally, the federa government is apparently tak ing a generous view. It is sai to be willing to forget its differ ences with France over the sup ply of arms to Biafra, as well a with the four African states tha recognized the secessionists Relations with the Vatican ar also improving. Lighthearted cynics take com fort from the fact that in Aw beer has started to flow agai from the war-stilled 3, 4, 6 or 8 rows 20, 30 or 40 inch rows. Tell us how you'd like your GtEANER to be set up and we'll do it. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE COUNTF These TheUtlibti Correspondents BIACKIE MRS. MARGARET MONT INCHANT MRS. MARGARET DORCH BARONS MRS JUNE NEWS s Are 40e Herald In Your Area 30MERY P.O lox AS AT COURTES Highway 3 west. There is re-paving between Lethbridge and Monarch. Motorists are asked to watch for men and equipment. Between Coleman and the B.C. border paving is in progress causing slight delay in traffic. Highway 5 Lethbridge to Welling. Base course paving is PORTS OF ENTRY (Open 24 hours: Carway 5 a.m. to 11 1 to 9 p.m. Del Bonita 7 a.m. to to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 to midnight, Logan Pass, A.M. TODAY Y OF AMA in progress. There are some rough sections. Motorists are asked to watch for men and equipment. Heavy oiling has been completed in this area and caution is advised. Highway 25 Oiling is In progress in the Turin area. The Logan Pass is now open 24 hours daily. Ing and Closing Coutta ).m. MST, Chief Mountain B a.m. 8 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C., 8 a.m. hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. 24 hours, P.O. Box P.O. Box CROWSNEST PASS VERN DECOUX General Contact theso people for your Diilritt or Classified ;