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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Herald STANDING ROOM ONLY These two sea- gulls didn't squabble over who got there first, They simply doubled up on piling in Tampa Bay. China and U.S. on threshold of big deal By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon's Peking trip announcement brings the United vStates and China to the verge of diplomatic relations in an historic move that will have repercussions from the United Nations to Vietnam. Premier Chou En-lai's invitation to Uie U.S. chief of slate, and the president's acceptance, in itself raises Washington-Peking dealings overnight from a gradual thaw to the brink of formal relations for the first time since the Communists took over the Asian mainland in 1949. A prime issue for the United States is settlement of the Vietnam war. Peking in the past has been Hanoi's most militant backer among major Communist powers. More recently, Peking has shown rigns of easing its stand. Gough Whitlam, Australian Labor party leader, quoted Chou Wednesday as saying China will be witling to take part in a Geneva-type conference on. Indochina. At the United Nations, the Nixon announcement spurs chances for dp'.j's entry as early as this fall. Peking seemed assuaul of entry sooner or later, but many had expected the time would not come before 1972. A major stumbling bloc remains: What happens to Nationalist China at the United Nations? WANTS TAIWAN IN The Nixon adnunisfration has made plain it does not want its Taiwan ally to be ousted from the world body as a price for seating Peking. Yet both the Nation- alist and Communist regimes claim they are the sole representatives of China, and so should have the Chinese seat in the security Council and General As- sembly. U.S. relations with Taiwan, already frayed from Nixon's warm-up toward the Communists, are likely to suffer further. The Taiwan government quickly iodged a stiff protest when it heard of Nixon's an- nouncement. From Peking's standpoint, the U.S. 7th Fleet's de- fence of Taiwan is a major issue. Washington has stood by its defence commitment to Taiwan, and Peking in past talks at Warsaw has refused to take up other matters because of this. Tlie Nixon visit also will have its impact on the deep rivalry between Peking and Moscow. Each of the Communist powers has accused the other in the past of consorting with the "capitalist imperialist" United States. Nixon also may have in mind the possibility of in- cluding China in future disarmament discussions. Peking, a nuclear power, is a party to neither the limited nuclear test-ban nor the nuclear non-prolifera- tion treaty, nor does it attend the continuing interna- tional disarmament conference at Geneva, Queen out of work? LONDON (AP) Queen Elizabeth could lose her job as Britain's cliicf of state if the country joins the European Common Market, a prominent opponent of entry said lalay. Richard Crossman, social services minister in Ihc former Labor government and now editor of Tho New Statesman magazine, said in a column today that Huckingham Palacn "dor.s li.ivn forioiif grounds fnr -Should l.lin (Yiminon M.irkft Ic.nd pvmt'ially tn a political union. Owsnian argund, n hr-ad of stale would have to be chosen for .1 United .Stales of Europe. "It. would Iw nice lo feel thai. Uie reigning British monarch would he offered the job nice but a bit Utopian since France, Germany and Italy are all re- publics. No, the U.S.E. will he headed by a president who rjink alwtve our Queen. "Tltnl is why no one in Ihe palace sec.s our de.sliny in Europe." Crossmau suggests this was tho reason for controversial rc.marks recently by Princo Philip critical o( Ilia Common Market, FORECAST HIGH SUNDAY NEAR South Alberta and Southeastern 15 VOL. LXIV No. Police files stolen TORONTO fCP) Tlie fed- cral government has pooh- poohed fhe idea thai confiden- tial papers stolen from an RCMP station at Long Sault, Ont., have any importance, but newspaper reports say at least one life hangs in Ihe balance over the theft. And Ontario legislature mem- ber Dr. Morton Shuhnan, who said he was in contact with a "Mr. C." trying to sell the docu- ments, said Friday he found someone willing to pay for their return. Mr. C. wanted during negotiations for the purchase which Dr. Shul- man. New Democratic Party member for Toronto High Park, described as "just like a James Bond adventure." The Globe and Mail quoted Solicitor-General Jean Pierre Goyer as saying that the docu- ments to not warrant an invest- igation and that the story car- ried in the newspapers was based on far-fetched informa- tion. He said in a telephone inter view from his Montreal home Friday night that "We don't consider the theft as s major event." However, tlie Globe and Mail said the paper's- including RCMP files on paid informers and a report on organized crime, raised "serious questions about RCMP security and inves- tigation methods'" LIFE AT STAKE It said the RCMP and Ontario Provincial Police have been trying to recover the papers, stolen last May 6 two miles east of Cornwall, because they be- lieve at least one life could be lost if the documents reached the wrong hands. Mr. Goyer said a "huge in- vestment" would be needed to ensure that all RCMP detach- ments in Canada are guarded round the clock. Detachments in major Canadian centres em- ployed tough security measures but tlie Long Sault detacchmeut was "not important." In comment on reports that one document contained a list of buildings and institutions in Ot- tawa to be guarded during war emergencies, Mr. Goyer said there is no secrecy in orders to RCMP officers on what to do in case of war. Carried off by the thieves in the detachment's strong box, said The Globe and Mail, were: master list of RCMP in- formers, showing the amounts paid to each one, along with 40 or 50 files containing informa- tion on the people the force pays for information; confidential RCMP report on organized crime in Canada, outlining what areas are vulner- able in the country and the prin- cipal Canadians involved; RCMP manual on how to prepare poisonous gases and ex- plosives from materials readily available around the home: 15-year-old B.CMP manual on how to prevent sabotage of Canadian industry: OPP report on what should be done following a bank in the Cornwall area, including details of the road- blocks to be set up: material on RCMP investigation methods. document revealing that one of the force's paid inform- ants is a student in his teens and another that a U.S. border guard is being paid monthly as an informer. Fire-ravaged ship limps back to port ESBJERG. Denmark (AP) A fiiv-ravaficd Danish passen- liner limped back here today after its 300 passengers liad spent hours on Iho upper- unsheltered and winrl- vrpt dork, comforting crying children in the The ship, Ibo England, in pile-swept North Sea, was on i-nule to Harwich, England, from Esbjcrp when a fire, broke nut in the engine room. As re- pairs wore made below, the crew helped to keep up passen- gers' spirits with hot coffee and whisky. No one was injured. British and Danish passengers praised the crew for a "perfect performance" in thn emer- gency, Whoop-up days madness grips Lethbridge Confusion reigns By JOAN BOWMAN Staff Writer Lethbridge takes its annual mad dip into western history next week when the Lethbridge and District Exhibition and Rodeo Whoop-Up Days begins six-day offerings Monday of races, rodeo, rou- lette, midway rides and enter- tainment razzmatazz. Whoop-Up Days, in its 75th edition- officially starts Mon- day at a'm. with the an- nual parade, led by honorary parade marshal, Alberta's lieu- tenant governor, Grant Mc- Ewan. An amalgam or some 50 floats, 13 bands and special- ized presentations, the parade will pass south along 13th St. N. to major downtown city streets. Once tlie parade concludes, Whoop-Up Days moves into high gear with the opening of events at the Lethbridge Exhi- bition Grounds. Officials are looking for an- other record breaking atten- dance this year, to break the peak record, gained in 1970, of more than admissions. One item certain to attract visitors is the ever-popular rodeo, running Thursday to Saturday at the grandstand and featuring the hardy stock of Reg Kesler Ltd. From chuckwagon races to tlie bronco-busting professional- ism of top cowboys, the rodeo, .which starts at 7 the three nights, offers the crowd-pleas- ing conflict of man against beast and man against the stopwatch. Monday through Wednesday nights, the grandstand will echo to stage show entertain- ment provided by the new local Whoop-Up Singers and Dancers and non-local comedy-acrobat- illusion acts favored in some of the world's peak night spots. Seen and heard About town II fROOVY Marilyn .Benson wondering what the re- sults of a "hot pants chain letter" might be in her un- dertaking "to have the larg- est hot pants wardrobe in the World" Jeremy Slate going fishing with lots of bait, line and tackle but for- getting his newly-oiled reel four-year-old Jerry Frandsen anchoring himself to a large dog while he was kite flying. Unveil air fares scheme MONTREAL (CP) The In- ternational Air Transport Asso- ciation Friday took the wraps off outlines of ]1 major resolu- tions under discussion here by representatives of more than 40 world airlines as part of a new fares package. H. Don Reynolds, chairman o{ the TATA traffic conference, told a news conference no com- plcle agreement has been reached on any of the proposals, but the talks were picking up momentum after a plow begin ning 3) and agreement nn a package wns reported within two Included in Iho proposed package is the much-publicized low-fare plan under which pas- sengers would be asked to pay for their scnls up to three months Ix'fore din.nrturo. Mr. Reynolds said all North American airlim-.s, excluding domestic carriers, support or accopt the proposal, bill, at the Insl. vote at least fivo overseas nlrllnes needed it, The stage entertainment starts at 8 p.m. with Monday offering a special event at official opening of the ex- hibition by tile lieutenant-gov- ernor. Whoop-Up Days will see a re- turn of the casino in the upper floor of the Kaleidarts Build- ing and thorough bred horse racing and pari-mutuel betting at the grandstand. The casino, running noon to 2 a.m. daily and the horse races, with daily post times at 2 p.m., were allowed for the first time in 1970 under relaxed provincial gambling rules- Pa- trons may not know which pony to place their money on. but they can bet on the casino and horse-races as sure winners. Youth activities in the Youth- arama Building will range from the daily coffeehouse with its full complement of Leth- bridge and Alberta talent- to youth creation spectaculars to run Tuesday and Thursday and fashion shows Monday, Wed- nesday and Thursday. Whoop-Up Compound, intro- duced two years ago, takes on a new guise tliis year as it con- centrates on Agriculture and the World. The compound, which will include a children's zoo, has become a favorite as an educational entertainment site, a composite exhibit which explains the ways of agricul- ture to ci'.y dwellers' A first for-the 1971 Whoop- Up Days wTill be a beer garden situated west of the grandstand and combining the frothy stuff with musical entertainment by the Irish Travelling Rovers and the Tabef Polka Band. And of course, the exhibition will again present local arts- pottery, painting, Japanese floral the Kalei- darts Building, agricultural and commercial exhibits and midway rides designed for the staunch, and unsteady of heart. Wlwop-Up Days 1971 special activities begin Monday morn- ing, when 55 downtown business firms offer a Whoop-Up break- fast free of charge, from 7 to 9 o'clock. Coffee, hotcakes, bacon and live western enter- tainment will be available on Yth St. S. between 1st and 3rd Avenues. in air TORONTO fCP) Air Can- ada 50 por cent of its traffic through Toronto International Airport today as Uie 24 flights were cancelled during the first few hours of a strike by ground staff and maintenance workers. Amid scenes of passenger confusion, more than 150 mem- bers of the International Asso- ciation of Machinists and Aero- space Workers walked out in a 2-1-hour-strike against tlie gov- Exhibition program MONDAY break- fast downtown grounds open parade open 12 garden opens fee house opens Youth-a-rania cof- Casino opens racing and pari-miituel bet- ting Travelling Band at beer gar- den opening by Lt. Gov- Grant MacEwan Voutli-n-rama fash- ion show show close at ex- liibition grounds Exhibits close closes LONG WAIT Passengers at International Airport sit on their luggage waiting to find out whether their flight will depart from Toronto today. Ground person- nel and maintenance men of Air Canada began the first in a threatened series of 24-hour rotating strikes. The walkout is scheduled to end at 8 a.m. Sunday, Trudeaus kidded about kids at summer festival visit iicor? ffrv lucky, ice may SCR PERTH, Ont. (CP) Further references to parenthood emerged Friday night as Prime Minister Trude'au and his wife Margaret spent the evening at a summer festival here. Mayor William Warren presented the visitors with a 48- piece set of gold flatware in Uie Love pattern and, more point- edly, vith a book titled Stories for Little Folks. Tlie prime minister, who would be the first of the 20th century to become a father while governing Canada, grinned and the crowd of sev- eral thousand giggled. Later, as tlie Trudeaus moved through Uie crowd, a pretty Perth teen-ager named Micheila Cameron was introduced. "Is that a girl's asked Mr. Trudeau. When Mich- eila nodded, he asked her to spell it, then turned to Mrs. Trudeau and said playfully: "Remember that." The prime minister showed strong interest in the maternity ward of a Toronto hospital he. visited two weeks ago while offi- cially opening a new Ming, When asked then whether it was Golfer bags duck PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) Lawrence Roy, 21, of Detroit, Mich., set out in pursuit of bird- ies in tlm U.S. Public Links golf chnnipionship and bagged a with a drive. "It went quack, and dropped (lead." ho said. Roy tailed 'n sun'ivti tho half way cut ID tho toarnameat, however. a fatherly interest, lie laughed. Ml'. Trudeau, after accompa- nying her husband to Russia in May, hasn't joined him on sev- eral trips within Canada, Last week, after he toured southern Alberta, she flew to Calgary to be with him at the Stampede. In Perth, the weekly Courier said in a front-page story, based on Liberal sources in the area: "It is believed that this will be one of tlie few occasions in Ontario this year when the prime minister will be accom- panied by his wife." Canadians die in Belfast hotel fire BELFAST (CP) Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ockenden of Stoney Creek, Ont.. died today in a fire which swept two floors of a Bel- fast hotel and killed one other person, police said. Tlie Ockendcns, both in their early 50s, were in this Northern Ireland capital on holiday at the time of the fire. Two Canadian women and man from Canada were among guests rescued by firemen. The women, both (laughters of tho Ookendens, suffered slight inju- ries. Police said they are certain tlie outbreak was an accident. The reseued Canadians are Mrs. Edward Harris of lirnnl- ford, Onl., and a Mr. and Mrs. McKinncy of Sloncy Creek. The third death'was that of Ernie Slrathdco, a television rswmality In Ulster. eminent-operated airline at I a.m. EDT. Management and supervisory personnel rushed to fill Uie gap and the airline complained bit- terly that the union had given Air Canada officials only two hours notice of the strike. The airline said in a ment issued in Montreal that the short notice, issued by union leaders at 6 a.m., did not allow the Crown corporation to warn the travelling public and that serious and totally unnecessary inconvenience to thousands of passengers would result. Air Canada spokesman Den- nis Barclay said the mainte- nance men and baggge han- dlers reported for >vork at a.m., but booked off 15 minutes later. Pickets were reported a1, an ail-port access road and i Air Canada's main air freigb hangar. BAGGAGE PILES UP Despite the efforts of t t emergency staff bagga; -3 began to pile up and barri ticket takers were busy jugg'.i'.g schedules and passenger r- vations. By 2 p.m., 24 of the 43 fli> Ma through the airport had b, cancelled, and of those rerm m- ing, one big charter flight to he Caribbean was running bel .ad schedule. Cities losing Air Canada s :TV- ice to and from Torontc in- cluded Windsor, London, vault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, North lay, Timmins and Ottawa in Ont Montreal and Quebec 3ty, Frederic-ion and St. in Nev Brunswick, Halifax. Chi- cago New York, Cleveland ant! Winnipeg. In Ottawa, Labor Mi-lister Bryce Mackasey e x p r e s c d sharp disappointment 6' the failure of the union to to an offer of mediation in the contract dispute. "Air Canada has assir d me they are prepared to bar ;aui on all out-standing said the labor minister. 'Tut I'm still waiting for some as .-urance from the union." Mr. Barclay said Air Canada was trying to maintain service on long-haul ver, across the AUanti' and to the Caribbean. 7 inches of rait, falls SEOUL (Renter1! At least 35 persons were k .led, 18 in- jured and thousand: left Home- less in and arouni this South Korean capita, today when more than seven i: -Jhes of rain fell in little mr than four hours. Police also It: i 11 persona missing after I.- torrential hcirfest in 30 caujci landslides and tlie collapse of buildings. Thousands of workers were digging through tlie debris searching for survivors. The rains hit Seoul and sur- rounding areas shortly after rridnight Friday night as thun- der cracked and lightning flashed. At least two of the dead were struck by lightning. Andy Russell starts series Alberta's own Andy Rus- sell, now a world-known auth- ority on grizzly bears and even more renowned as a wilderness guide, photograph- er and writer, has started a series of weekly articles on his experiences, observations and opinions. Tne Lethbridge Herald is pleased to carry those. The first appears on Page S today. Redcliff man llieft victim VANCOUVER (CP1 A rse- idcnt of Redcliff, Alta., had camera equipment worth stolon from a parked car over- night, police said tod'iy. Keith Crowthor lost a 16 millimetre1 movie camera, a Holliflex, a portable radio and n flight bang containing person- papers, ;