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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridae Herald VOL. JULY 1974 15 Cents 20 Pages Makarios At the fair Attendance Whoop-Up breakfast crowd gathers for pancakes. Breakfast starts Whoop-Up Days Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday TOTALS... 1974 1973 11561 Calendar MONDAY 4 p.m. Exhibits and midway open 4 p.m. Casino opens 5 p.m Blake Emmons in the Pavilion 7 p.m. Blake Emmons in the Independent Midway 8 p.m. Auto Daredevils and Stratus Faction Grandstand show 10 p m. Blake Emmois in the Pavilion 11 p.m. Exhibits close 2 a.m. Casino closes TUESDAY 12 noon Exhibits and midway opens 2 p.m. Casino opens 2-30 p.m. Post time at Whoop-Up Downs 3 p.m. Blake Emmons in the Pavilion 5 p.m Blake Emmons in the Independent Midway 8 p.m Auto Daredevils and Stratus Faction Grandstand Show 11 p.m. Exhibits close 2 a.m. Casino closes Summary of special Whoop-Up attractions on Page Under bright sunny Whoop-Up Days 1974 kicked off this morning with the aroma of sizzling sausages and pancakes and the lively sound of drums and bugles filling the air in downtown Lethbridge By the time the.Alberta All Girls Drum and Bugle band fi m marched to the shade of beautifully treed Gak about 400 people had been served a Downtown Merchants Association breakfast and about 600 others anxiously awaited the opportunity to begin the six-day Whoop-Up festivity with a full stomach It may have looked like a scene out of the Dirty Thirties to the oldtimers in attendance who can still remember when hundreds upon hundreds of Canadians lined up at the bread lines But today it was a bit different People were better dressed and they weren't quite as hungry There were many who dropped of line up unwilling to wait an hour to satisfy their morning appetite And if this morning was an there won't be many locals whooping it up in cowboy duds or other oldtime attire this year Only the downtown merchants donned Stetsons during the breakfast in Gait Gardens Following the performance of the Alberta All Girls the Royal Irish Hussars from England hit the scene at 10 30 a m It was a prelude to this afternoon's parade The grandstand opens at 8 p m tonight with the spme- tmglmg Auto Daredevil Show and the musical entertainment of the Stratus Faction group Stork business down the tubes Nixon supports Henry in wiretapping issue Inside Classified Comics Comment District Family Local News Markets Sports Theatres TV Weather 16-19 6 4 13 20 15 8-10 7 7 3 'It's from Frank Sinatra1' LOW TONIGHT HIGH TUES. COOLER. Convicts refuse medical offer WASHINGTON President Nixon has come to the support of State Secretary Henry Kissinger over the issue of the wiretapping of reporters and officials between 1969 and it was disclosed Sunday The disclosure came as political observers speculated that a serious rift had developed between the two men The White House confirmed Sunday that Nixon has written a letter to Senator William chairman of the Senate foreign relations com- reaffirming that the president himself was respon- sible for the wiretapping The committee has begun an investigation into the wiretapping The affair has been embarrassing to Kissinger who at a news conference in threatened to resign over charges he had misled the committee about his role Fulbnght declined to make the letter public before the rest of the committee had seen it At the Western White House in San a spokesman confirmed the letter had been sent Fulbnght said the letter jus- tifies the wiretapping on the grounds of national security and says Nixon had ordered it to trace leaks to the news media Nixon said last May he had authorized the but his reiteration of this m a new letter tended to counter a report in Washington oi a Nixon-Kissinger nft Engjand Medical science has succeed- ed for the first time in produc- ing from human eggs fertilized in the laboratory and then implanted into the it was disclos- ed today Prof Douglas a re- searcher at Britain's Leeds said three such babies have been born m least one of them in and all are ap- parently in good health They have reached the toddling stage 2nd the lc 18 months He said news of the break- through had been kept quiet for reasons of medical and personal privacy These were the only in- stances cf successful embryo implants that he vas aware he told reporters Prof Bevis was interviewed while attending the annual sci- entific conference here of the British Medical Association The scientist declined to give details of precisely where the babies were born or to whom He said that in each case the mother had been unable to produce babies in the normal way because of irrevocable damage 10 her fallopian tubes He said there have been sev- eral dozen attempts at im- planting test-tube babies in re- cent but only three successes he knows of It was still much a hit-and- miss affair The eggs are extracted from the ovary and then kept in a nutrient solution the labora- tory They are then fertilized by the husband's sper n and pumped into the uterus by syr- inge after about a week In the three cases Prof Bevis knew the pregnancy had proceeded normally after that Chou En-lai rumor denied HONG KONG A Canadian delegation arrived here from a visit to China to- day and denied they had been told by Chinese officials that Premier Chou En-lai suffered a heart attack It was simple misunder- said delegation leader Mr Justice Nathan Ne- metz chief justice of the British Columbia Supreme CVmrt and chancellor of the University of British Colum- bia Meat workers voting today Picketing continued today at Lethbridge packing plants as members of the Canadian Food and Allied Workers voted on whether or not to acrept a new contract offer. Results are expected to be known Wednesday as voting will continue until noon Tuesday The contract proposal was accepted by the three major meatpacking chains at mediation talks in Winnipeg last week union source told The Herald the Winnipeg offer brought the wage value to increases of 70 cents an hour the first year and 65 cents the second year of a contract gov t on sted by Greeks Compiled from Herald News Services Greek army officers commanding the Cypriot National Guard have seized control of Cyprus and toppled the government of President Radio Cyprus an- nounced today Reports differed on the fate of Makarios Radio Cyprus announced that Greek-Cypnot new- spaper publisher Nicholas Sampson has been ap- pointed president to succeed Makarios Sampson publishes the newspaper mean- ing combat The radio earlier reported that Makarios had been killed but did not repeat this report in announcing the appoint- ment of Sampson A Turkish-Cypnot radio monitored in Ankara said Makarios had survived the coup and taken refuge with the United Nations force assigned to keep peace between Greeks and Turks on the island The Turkish broadcast said Makarios appealed to loyal Cypriots to struggle to end the foreign aggression in our homeland It said he also sought UN intervention to halt bloodshed among brothers In a military source said Greek armed forces had been put in a state ot and in Premier Bulent Ecevit cancelled a trip to Turkey's Aegean area and called an extraordinary cabinet meeting in Ankara Ecevit declared Turkey not let any alien touch the Turkish community's basic rights or. the island The Greek officers of the National Guard were recently accused by Makarios of sup- porting the terrorist Eoka-B which seeks to unite Cyprus with Greece Union with or hao an early goal of but he gave it up in favor of an indepen- dent Cyprus because of bitter opposition to Enosis by the island's large Turkish minority was the politi- cal leader for the island's struggle for independence from Britain in the 1950s and had been president since Cyprus became independent on 1960 He had been archbishop and head of the Greeks-Cypnot Orthodox Church since 1950 Britain's high com- missioner to Steven reported to London that the presidential palace in Nicosia was under but is no confirmation on the whereabouts of President a spokesman for the British foreign office reported Olver reported that there was fighting in the and in Limassol He said tanks had surrounded the Nicosia airport and the rebel forces had taken over Radio Cyprus Normal communications with the Mediterranean island off the south coast of Turkey were and the inter- national airport at Nicosia was closed MAKARIOS Safety of troops uncertain OTTAWA Commu- nicjtions have been establish- ed with the' 500 Canadian United Nations troops on Cyprus but there still no news of their safety a defence department spokesman said today He said a situation report is expected shortly Earlier de- fence statements said there was no direct communication with the men on the island where the military is said to have taken power Meanwhile the external af- fairs department said the United Nations has been asked to state what instructions have been issued to its peacekeeping troops on Cyprus He said the response to that also will contain safety in- formation The mostly members of the Airborne Regiment of Edmonton are stationed along the Green Line that divides the Greek- and Turkish-Cypnot portions of the capital of Nicosia They have a contingency evacuation plan that can be in- stituted if needed Details have not been released but it probably involves flying the men to West where Canadian NATO troops are stationed Seen and heard About town Clyde Spencer of Magrath conferring title of on his J. Arthur Dianna Duncan finding her shoelaces tied around a table centre WASHINGTON Two armed convicts today re- jected government offers and remained in a United States District Court cellblock even though their seven hostages escaped nearly 24 hours earlier The hostages fled Sunday morning after 68 hours of cap- tivity. The escape became possible-when authorities smuggled a key to the hostages Justice department spokes- man Mark Sheehan said today that Frank Gorham turned down a government offer to fly Gorham and his Robert to federal Mo or 111 Sheehan cited no reason for the but Gorham said m a telephone call to radio station WASH that the pair sought a prison on the East Coast or presumably meaning the St Lawrence River Before the line was myste- riously cut Gorham said that m addition to the geographical the pair want assurances they would not be separated and that they will not be confined to solitary At 7 p m the con- victs released a woman pris- New seigneur of Sark vows to change nothing in Channel Islands Michael the new Seigneur of pledged today to try to keep his tiny Channel Island a trouble-free 19th-century paradise following the death of the Dame of Sark last thing I want to do is drag the island into thp 20th he said a 47-year-old aerospace became the ruler of Britain's smallest and oldest dependency on the death Sunday of his the legendary Dame Sybil Hathaway She was the 21st in the line of though being a woman her title was La Dame Dame Sybil died at the age of 90 after ruling the tiny island off the Normandy coast for 47 shunning Nazi occupation divorce and in- cigarette and liquor taxes She in- sisted on keeping it place of peace and for the which now totals about and the tourists it attracts annually Beaumont said he will quit his year job as a design engineer with the British Aircraft Corp and move his family from to the 12-bedroom seigneune on the island want to change he said hope to keep the island just as my grand- mother kept it- quiet and a beautiful place to Sark is 3Vz miles long and IVi miles wide Queen Elizabeth I granted it to Helier de the first in 1563 with instructions to populate it He established a system of feudal government that has since been modified to include a 52-member local legislature called Chief Pleas But the seigneur is the final local authority and is answerable only to the Queen and her Privy Council Dame Sybil was a feisty woman who fought all her life to keep the more troublesome aspects of modern life out of her island doma'n There is hardly any a two-man police force and a jail built for two is ade- quate Divorces are not and the only motorized vehicles are the tractors on some farms and the electric wheelchair the Dame permitted herself in recent years because of arthritis But there are telephones and elec- tricity not averse to the comforts of modern she said. Only the Dame could keep pigeons so the flock would not grow large enough to threaten the crops Only she could keep a bitch so that the island would not be overrun by dogs Only she could mill she could also call on every male islander over 16 to work two days a year on the few miles of roads. I'm a I'm certainly a benevolent she said prefer to regard myself as head of one big happy fami- ly with the Queen as my overlord She was married to Dudley who died in and in 1929 to Robert an American When the Germans occupied the Channel Islands during the Second World they imprisoned Hathaway in Germany for more than 2V4 but the Dame refused to collaborate Hathaway died in 1954 ;