Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
SUNNY FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY IN MID 80s The Letfcbndge Herald ? ? ? ? ? VOL. LXIV - No. 182 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS - 20 PAGES ELLSBERG ATTACKED-A man pushes Josef Mlot-Mrotz, a demonstrator, away as he tried to attack Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Ellsberg as they entered the Federal Building in Boston Thursday. Ellsberg was en route to appear before a U.S. magistrate to seek dismissal of a warrant ordering him to stand trial in California for leaking the documents. Iceland base closing hits NATO forces By CARL HARTMEN BRUSSELS (AP) - The decision by Iceland's new left-wing government to kick out the U.S. naval and air base at Keflavik could more than double the trouble of the' North Atlantic alliance in keeping track of the venturesome Soviet fleet. This trouble started last month in Malta, 2,500 miles away in the central Mediterranean. There another new left-of-centre government under Prime Minister Dom Mintoff sent home the Italian admiral in charge of allied forces and said it wanted to turn neutral. In Malta, as in Iceland, the new government came to power by a tiny, but real shift in voting strength among a free electorate. Now Britain, which has the main allied base in Malta, is trying to make a new agreement to satisfy Mintoff's difficult financial demands. Malta was Britain's "unsinkable aircraft carrier" in the Second World War. Today it is useful, but not essential. Surveillance of the Soviet naval buildup in the Mediterranean could be based on nearby Sicily. The essential for the alliance is to keep Malta from turning into a base for the Soviets, which does not Beem a likely development. Iceland could be a more serious problem and officials of the alliance are worried about it. Early this month a U.S. plane based in Iceland spotted a Soviet war game north of the Arctic Circle in which the Soviets "attacked" a "NATO naval force" and a 3'-ship Soviet fleet ran a "landing operation" against the Allies in Norway. No easy substitute exists for Iceland's surveillance facilities, and recent. Soviet fleet operations in the North Atlantic have caused even, more concern among Allied naval officers than in the Mediterranean. Sits on lifeline ' Iceland also is a full-fledged member of the alliance -as Malta is not-and it always looks like weakness to see a member faltering. The U.S. air and naval base in Iceland also is an important communications centre for merchant marine . as well as naval vessels. In hostile hands, Iceland could become a formidable threat to the lifeline between North America and Western Europe. That is why the U.S. and Britain took it over militarily during the Second World War. Iceland, like Malta, seems unlikely to become a Soviet base. Communists have cabinet posts in the new government but premier Olafur Johannesson is far from being a Communist. The new government says it intends to remain a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization: all it wants is to get rid of the 3,700 U.S. servicemen and their base. The Icelanders have their economic problems; the new government is bound to get into trouble with other European countries because it says it will impose a 50-mile limit to protect its coastal fishermen from competition. But this seems to have nothing to do with the defence issue. What has happened is that two small countries, by tiny but freely-elected majorities, have felt safe enough under the NATO umbrella to insist on their own immediate interests taking precedence over the strategic demands of the alliance, Students flood work offices U.S. refuses to set pullout date OTTAWA (CP) - With the school year over, a flood of students sought work last month and many failed to find jobs, pushing unemployment at mid-June up to 551,000s from 543,000 in May. This was despite the fact that 224,000 more workers were employed last month than in May, a better-than-average gain in employment for this time of year. The number of jobless was 529,000 in mid-June last year, and showed a sharp drop from May that year. More than one in every eight persons in the labor force aged 14 to 24 was unemployed last month. The unemployment rate in this age bracket rose to 12.7 per cent from 12 in May. It was 12.4 per cent a year ago. The actual unemployment rate for all workers, however, declined slightly, to 6.2 per cent in June from 6.3 in May. The lower rate reflected the fact that while unemployment rose, it did not rise quite as fast as the size of the total work force. The unemployment picture in brief, with figures showing estimates in thousands: June May June 1971 1971 1970 Labor force 8,859 8,627 8,677 Employed 8,308 8,084 8,148 Unemployed , 551 543 529 While a total of 232,000 workers joined the labor force-students, new graduates, and others-only 224,000 of them found jobs. This boosted the number of jobless by 8,000. The figures were released in a joint report by the Dominion Bureau of Statistics and the manpower department, based on a survey of 30,000 households for the employment situation in the week ended-June 19. There were better-than-aver- Big copper industry taken over SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuter) -President Salvador Allende nationalized today Chile's huge copper mining industry, in which three American companies have an investment estimated at more than $700 million. The president carried out the nationalization by signing into law a constitutional reform giving the state the "permanent and inalienable" right to take control of the country's mineral resources. The law was signed at a ceremony at the presidential palace attended by ministers, armed forces leaders and representatives of congress and the judiciary. Stanfield arrives in Japan TOKYO (Reuter) - Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield arrived here today for an eight-day visit to Japan before going to China for four days. While in Japan the leader of the Progressive Conservative party will meet with government leaders, officials and senior businessmen to discus developments i n Canada-Japan trade and to exchange ideas of trading blocs, capital investment policies and problems of inflation, the Canadian embassy said. Seen and heard About town age improvements in employment in manufacturing,, construction, public administration, and community, business and personal service industries. The increase of 224,000 in the number who had jobs at mid-June was shared in all regions, well above average in the Atlantic provinces, Ontario and British Columbia. Of ' the total, 175,000 were young workers, aged 14 to 25. From REUTER-AP PARIS (CP) - The United States gave a partial reply today to a new Viet Cong peace plan but still refused to set a date for troop withdrawal from South Vietnam. Chief U.S. negotiator David K. E. Bruce told Hanoi and the Viet Cong that the United States is ready to negotiate a timetable for complete withdrawal as part of an over-all settlement. "But the fixing of a withdrawal date must be the result of a genuine negotiating process," he said, "not a price we must first pay just for negotia- iLDERMAN Barnes being "Bus" Barnes after an tempt at city council to restore late-night bus service . . . four-year-old Wayne Bessie wondering why he was being stared at when he recited his Sesame Street alphabet ending with "x, y, zee" . . . Peter Proctor announcing his shoe repair developments which went far beyond the norarm: "I got two half-soles, which means I now bave a whole soul.'' C a m m dubbed at- tions to begin or a unilateral action we must take because you so dictate." The 73-year-old diplomat, who is reported to be quitting his post here, also made it plain to the other side that the United States would not impose any government on South Vietnam, nor would it be a party to any such imposition. "You should be under no illusions on this score," Bruce said. He said that the Communist offer to release U.S. prisoners of war if President Nixon set a withdrawal deadline by end of this year was hedged with far- reaching conditions. "You have advertised your proposals as a simple tirade which would result in the release of prisoners of war concurrently with the total withdrawal of American and allied forces," he said. "Yet it appears that you have yourselves applied far-reaching and self-serving conditions to prisoner release, which are as harsh and comprehensive as anything you have previously insisted upon." Bruce then asked five questions for the Communists to answer. These included the fate of American civilian and military personnel captured in Laos and Cambodia and whether the other side would consider a ceasefire to end the fighting prior to a political settlement. Bruce said he was looking forward to answers to his questions either in full sessions of the negotiations or in secret talks. The Viet Cong delegation insisted that an agreement for simultaneous withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam and release of prisoners "is not difficult and could be reached quickly." Airline dispute ^r*6*4 soften stands1 � sides Defth stalks 'I don't get it! How does this come under housekeeping?* Peig given grant ans The Peigan Indian, band has received combined loans. and grants of $150,000 to build 10 new three-bedroom dwellings on the Brocket reserve. The funds include a $6,500 per unit loan from the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, which is repayable by ihe family which purchases the home, and an $8,500 per unit grant from the federal department of Indian affairs. The 10 units will replace older homes at several places on the reserve. In past years the Peigan housing program has been' financed through a combination of the $8,500 Indian affairs grants and band capital funds. However, recent CMHC legislative changes have permitted loans to be made to the Indian bands, enabling them to borrow money and keep their band reserve funds collecting interest or for other uses. This is the first year the Peigan housing program has utilized the CMHC offer. A similar CMHC loan has been arranged by the Stoney Indian band council to provide $1,033,950 for construction assistance for 60 homes on its Morley reserve near Calgary. The Samson band council has been loaned $98,121 to assist in construction of eight homes on the Hobbema reserve west of Edmc"ton. All homes involved are made available to the Indians at low prices or rents, administered through the various band councils. MONTREAL (CP) - Negotiators for Air Canada and its mechanics and ground personnel appeared to be moving back to the bargaining table today after telephone discussions between aklines president John Baldwin and Mike Pitchford, chief union negotiator. A spokesman for Air Canada, threatened with rotating strike action by 6,200 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, said the two leaders talked Wednesday night and today "with a view of finding common ground." The outlook for resumption of negotiations, which broke off last Friday, was brighter as the aii-line sought "clarification of what the union says are big issues." The union has said there was no use talking as longas Air Canada refused to discuss any proposals which would increase its direct or indirect costs from the offer it made Friday. Both sides have said they are ready to reopen talks but it was up to the other side to make the first move. Both the company and the union have suggested federal labor department' intervention but, in line with strategy in previous strikes, Labor Minister Bryce Mackasey has preferred to give the parties in dispute as much leeway as possible to settle on their own. WANT THIRD PARTY In a telegram Wednesday, Mr. Baldwin said Air Canada "invites and will welcome renewed federal activity at the earliest appropriate time." And Mike Rygus, Canadian president of the union, said: "It's almost imperative for a third party to act as a go-between." Meanwhile, Air Canada flights operated normally throughout the country Wednesday and today following the end of 24-hour study sessions. During the study sessions, begun Monday evening and ended Tuesday, 5,200 members in the four cities voted overwhelmingly for rotating strikes. A union co-ordinating committee has been meeting here since Tuesday to decide strike strategy. Mi-. Rygus said in Ottawa Wednesday there could be action Friday but union sources here indicated that Saturday would be more likely. 15 ? ? ? -A highway sign fust east of Michel, B.C., creates some controversy among motorists, if they miss the first sign some 100 feet before approaching the one shown above. The first sign depicts an arrow pointing ahead with the number 15 below. Does the 15 mean miles per hour, tons load limit, height of bridge or what? Oh well-take your pick! -Vern Decoux Photo Strom aide quits to bid for seat Arabs on the run in new flareup EDMONTON (CP) - Don Hamilton today announced Ms resignation as executive assistant to Premier Harry Strom, to run as a Social Credit candidate in the next provincial general election. The resignation is effective immediately. Mr. Hamilton was nominated earlier this summer in Edmon-ton-Whitemud constituency, a riding created as part of provincial redistribution. The new Edmonton-White-mud constituency takes in a large portion of that represented in the last legislature by Progressive Conservative MLA AMMAN (Reuter) - The Jordanian army engaged Arab Palestinian guerrillas for the third day today in a campaign against commando bases'in the north of the country. Giving the first official reaction to three days of guerrilla reports of heavy fighting, a spokesman at the interior ministry here said: "All guerrillas have been dislodged from their positions in the Jerash and Ajl-oun wooded hills, to new agreed positions." These areas are about 25 miles north of Amman. The spokesman did not identify the new position. The guerrillas have been putting up a desperate fight to hold on to their remaining fortified areas in the wake of last September's fighting against government troops, when they lost their positions in the cities, were pushed off Dibin, Ras Aqra and Tel Tina and gave up the highways between Jerash and this capital. Earlier today the Palestine Resistance Movement accused the Jordanian army of mounting widespread operations against all its commando bases in north Jordan for � the third straight day. The report was issued after guerrilla, leader Yasser Arafat made a sudden trip from Cairo to the Syria-Jordan border late Wednesday night. Statements released in Beirut by the Palestine Resistance Movement charged that the king's forces had launched a general offensive at dawn Wednesday to liquidate remaining commando bases in Jordan. Amid the Jordanian developments came word from Cairo that Egypt had asked King Hussein to postpone a visit to Cairo scheduled for July 23. , - Management apologizes EDMONTON (CP) - A hearing into alleged racial discrimination at the Alberta Hotel in Lloydndnster, which was to begin today, has been cancelled. Alberta Labor Minister Ray Rtierson, under whose jurisdiction the committee hearing was established to investigate possible violation of the Alberta Human Rights Act, said the hotel manager had agreed to terras of settlement. Manager Steve Babyn agreed to submit letters of apology to the four persons involved as well as assurances that they would receive service at the hotel in future. Bernice Heathen, Mary Fox, Alex Harper and Eric billion, all native people, alleged they were refused accommodation in the hotel on several occasions, . Don Getty. Redistribution increases the number of seats in the Alberta legislature to 75 from 65. SESSION UNNECESSARY The announcement follows a statement Wednesday, by provincial Treasurer Anders Aal-borg that a fall session of the legislature - which has been central to election speculation - would not be mandatory. Premier Strom had said earlier that a fall session appeared necessary to make tax law adjustments as a result of proposed federal tax reform legislation. Mr. Aalborg said in an interview Wednesday this now appeared unnecessary because of provisions in the proposed federal tax legislation outlined earlier this week at a federal-provincial finance ministers conference. The provisions would allow a delay until next year in implementing provincial tax adjustments. By KEN POLE CALGARY (CP) - Death, a grim reminder that rodeo sports are among the world's most dangerous, struck Wednesday night at the Calgary Stampede. The victim was a young Alberta cowboy who died in hospital of internal hemorrhages shortly after he was involved in a chuckwagon racing accident. Rod Glass, 18, of High River, was one of his father's outriders in the four-wagon event. Although details were not clear, some witnesses said the youth was knocked from his horse when he became trapped between two wagons in a turn. One of the wagons apparently ran over him. His mother was broadcasting the race for a local radio station when the accident occurred. It was the third fatality in chuckwagon racing since it began at the Stampede 47 years ago. Driver Don Chapin of Calgary was killed in 1960 when his wagon overturned, and in 1948 a spectator ran onto tho track and was ^hit by a late-finishing horse. Tensions ran high and less than a minute after a later accident, a New York-based photographer for the west German magazine Stern had his camera taken from him by Winston Bruce, director of the rodeo arena. INSIDE TURN The photographer, Bill Yos-cary, was with another photographer-Randy Hill of the Calgary Albertan-inside one of the turns when the accident occurred. They spotted a wagon approaching with a limping horse just before it came to a halt. Hill said Yoscary went onto the track to take pictures when a truck came out', supposedly to pick up the injured horse. "Winston Bruce came up and asked him what pictures he had," said Hill. "Bill, stunned by Brace's approach, asked whether he should take the film out of the camera." Bruce took the camera1 and told Yoscary "you can pick it up tomorrow," said Hill. Another Albertan photographer, Roger Pierce, said his identification ribbon was ripped off while taking pictures of the first accident. Executive, wife chloroformed THUNDER BAY (CP)-Four men early today broke into the home of S. J. Warwick Fox, president of Great Lakes Paper. They tied up Mr. Fox and his wife, put them under chloroform sedation and fled with jewels and an undisclosed sum of cash. Permanent tax PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Gov. Frank Licht signed into law Wednesday Rhode Island's first permanent income tax. The levy will be 15 per cent of h person's federal income tax Bean eaters plant trees in return for can labels ENTIAT, Wash. (AP) -Bean eaters across the United States are taking a national food company up on an offer to plant a baby tree for each returned can label. The first seedlings were planted Wednesday in two fire-scarred national forests in north-central Washington by the chief of the U.S. Forest Service and the president of the Hunt-Wesson Foods Co. of California. j "There are more important things in the world today than saucepans and pothold-ers," -aid Hunt-Wesson president Edward Gelsthorpe, in explaining why the food company has diverted from usual coupon offers. Gelsthorpe said the company will pay the costs of raising the seedling in a nursery for two years and transplanting it in a forest, an estimated nine cents per tree.