Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
F HIGH FORECAST WEDNESDAY 65. The Uthbridne Herald VOL. LXV No. 1B4 LETI-IBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JULY 18, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES Kremlin faces fresh trouble in Lithuania MOSCOW of arrests In the Soviet Bailie republic of Lithuania, continuing resent- ment among its Roman Catholics, and the suicides of three Lithuanians who burned themselves to death could point to fresh, potentially explosive problems for the Kremlin. Since last March, when more than Lithuani- an Roman Catholics petitioned the Soviet leadership, alleging discrimination against their church, reports of unrest reaching here through usually reliable channels have become steadily more dramatic. In the official view, Lithuanians have no reason to complain of repression of their religion or of their na- tional aspirations. Soviet news media say the first sui- cide victim suffered from a mental disorder and the two days of riols that followed his death involved "hooligans and teen-aged loafers." Usually-reliable sources painted a different picture of the riots, whicli flared in May after the self-immola- tion of 20 year old Roman Kalanta in Kaunas, Lithuania's second-largest city. They said young demonstrators were shouting "freedom for several hundred were ar- rested, and non-Lithuanian paratroop units were used to quell the disturbances. The authorities were jolted again In June by an- other outburst of anti-Soviet feeling, latest re- ports from the republic say. The occasion1 was an in- ternational handball tournament last month In Vilnius, the republics' capital. The sources said student spectators refused to stand for the Soviet national anlhem, waved Lithuanian flags and distributed anti-Soviet posters. About 15 were said to have been arrested. Chief complaints Few are old enough to have had direct experience of the anti-Soviet partisan movement. The second suicide victim, identified only by his surname of Sfonis, is reported to have set fire to him- self on May 29, the day after police stopped him and three friends from flying the Lithuanian flag at a town fair in Varena, southeast Lithuania. Last year, local Communist chief Anlanas Snleckus Complained about some of the younger generation's at- titudes. "We cannot help being put on our guard by fact that a part of the youth commits anti-social ac- tions, individual youths and young girls permit un- wholesome opinions and hostile actions, and set out on the road of he told the Lithuanian paity con- gress. "They sometimes remember their rights well, but completely forget their high duties before added. But a young Lithuanian can also look to alternative points of reference politically, to the West, where ho may have relatives among emigre groups, and, in re- ligious matters, to the Vatican. The first could officially be considered treasonable, the second undesirable. Listening to Western radio broadcasts is publicly discouraged, and the local lead- ership regularly hits out at their former compatriots abroad. Smoking ages skin OTTAWA (CP) A California doctor reports find- ing that smoking cigarettes ages the skin and causes wrinkles. An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal reports that Dr. Harry W. Daniell has definite evidence that smoking cigarettes "ages the facial skin by about 20 years." He worked out a "wrinkle score" based on six grades ranging from smooth to deeply wrinkled and (hen graded more than individuals between (he ages of 30 and 70. In each 10-year age group, he found heavy smokers were more likely to have the wrinkles, with the mostly deeply wrinkled group composed entirely of smokers. Smoking also changed the character of the wrinkles, Dr. Daniell found. It makes them narrow, deep and sharply contoured. Smoking also changed skin color from healthy pink to yellow-grey, he said. Pot-pourri Attendance Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday TOTALS 1972 1971 Record Year ('64) ('69) ('69) (70) ('06) (71) (71) Calendar TUESDAY 8.-30 p.m. Killy Wells Show WEDNESDAY Kiddies' Day a.m. Kiddies' Day show (free) noon All exhibits and display] open Casino opens Kiddies' zoo opens p.m. Horse racing Killy Wolls Show Daley sticks with labor sivitclies aid to Dick CUSTER, S.D. (CP) Demo- the Democratic'ticket this Nov. c r a t i c presidential candidate Senator George McGovern loday was disgesting some good and some bad news which he received Monday. The good news was that Chi- cago Mayor Richard Daley had announced he would work for ember. The bad news was that lead- ers of the biggest U.S. union, the two-million-member Inter- national Brotherhood of Teams- ters, had deserted the Demo- cratic ranks this election and announced they would support President Nixon's re-election. Nettled Egypt expels Red military experts THE MORNING AFTER Crowds could have been, belter Monday and continuous rairr all night ond bleak ikiei today only further dampened chancet of mort fairgoers today. This bleak morning picture faced mid- way officials, who hope things will soon return to normal, weatherman willing. by Bill Groenen Soggy start for exhibition; Russians first-day croivd was By RON CALDWELL Herald Staff Writer The 70th annual Whoop Up Days celebrations are off to a soggy start. "It's good for the crops but it's not helping us a ob- served Andy Andrews, director of the Lethbridge and District Exhibition Board, in the midst of this morning's downpour. Mr. Andrews said the fair grounds have been draining well and they are still in good condition. However, he added, the race track will "probably be pretty slow." The horses will be at the starting gate at 3 p.m. Some fun seekers pass- ed through tlie gates during the opening day of the fair. That was somewhat below last year's first-day attendance of and way off the opening day record of 13'280 set in 1964. The exhibition needs a break In the weather today if last year's attendance for the sec- ond day is to be approached. There were visitors to the grounds on this day last year. The record is set in 1969. Mr. Andrews said there are more than 200 separate dis. plays shows, games, rides and other midway paraphern alia covering the 76-acre fan- site. Everything was in full oper- ation when the midway opened Monday. The Youtharama Exhibit took on a new popularity and the bingo game became even more popular last night, thanks to the rain which started to fall about p.m. and sent the fairgoers scurrying for cover. Appointments to board of college again delayed Anything that had a roof sud- denly became packed. The weather probably will continue to put a damper on outdoor festivities for the next day or two. This morning's steady rain was expected to give way to scattered showers this after- noon. A bit of sunshine may peek through during the day. The scattered stewers will con- tinue through this evening and all day tomorrow. However, the weatherman explained this morning that prediction of scattered showers doesn't necessarily nean it's going to rain. The showers could be scattered all around the Lethbridge area it could rain in Picture Butte and Cardston and only be cloudy here. Only time will tell. The high today will be 65 while ths low will be in the 45 degree range. Wed- nesday's high should also be in the mid-60s. buy more wheat, flour WINNIPEG (CP) The Ca- nadian Wheat Board today an- nounced the Soviet Union will buy an additional 1.5 million tons of wheat and flour in the n-ext crop year. The 55 million bushels will be purchased under an option clause in a contract for 3.5 mil- lion tons announced Feb. 28. The board also has completed negotiations for sale of 200.000 tons, or about nine million bushels, of barley, for shipment during the 1972-73 crop year. When added to the 3.5 million ton contract, this brings the total sales value of Canadian grain for shipment to the USSR from Aug. 1. 1972 to July 31, 1973 to about mil- lion. Wheat shipments will be han- dled through both Pacific and East Coast ports. Barley ship- ments will move through the West Coast. The Lelhbridge Community College has been without a board of governors for 18 days and the latest word from Ed- monlon is that the four va- cant positions won't be filled until Friday, at the earliest. The terms of board chair- man Jerome Robbins. faculty representative Ben Brooks and student representative Jean Boon expired June .10. A fourlh va- cancy has pxisicd since Jim Anderson resigned last fall. Mr. Robbins is the only mem- ber eligible to serve another term. Dr. C. D. Stewart, president of LCC, said ho has been in contact with some of the sug- gested appointees and "they are quite unhappy about tho delay." "Most of them have made plans for the summer but the conscientious ones don't want to go away until this thing is he said. The LCC board cannot legal- ly conduct any business be- cause it doesn't have a chair- man and doesn't have the auth- ority to appoint a chairman from the ranks of its mem- bers. A spokesman in the office of Jim Foster, minister of ad- vanced education, said today that he expected the appoint- ments would be announced to- day but it now looks like Fri- day, or possibly next week. A week ago, he said the appoint- ments could come "any day now." 'Do you have medical Maudling quits over scandal LONDON (AP) Prime Min- ister Edward Heath announced loday the resignation of Home Secretary Reginald Maudling, after police were ordered to in- vestigate file collapse of a com- pany Maudling once served. Heath told a tense House of Commons that Maudling turned down a suggestion that ha switch to another ministry while the investigation look place. As home secretary Maudling was responsible for police adminis- tration and (he maintenance of law and order. Ouster major diplomatic setback for Soviet policy CAIRO (Reuter) Egypt has asked the Soviet Union to re- move all Russian military ex- perts from the country, in- formed sources said today. Several were seen leaving on Sunday and Monday, shortly after Egyptian Premier Aziz Sidky returned from a one-day visit to Moscow. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat informed the 150-member central commillee of the ruling Arab Socialist Union of the ac- tion today. Several heads of for- eign missions were called in to see top Egyptian officials Mon- the chief U.S. diolomat here. Estimates of the number of Soviet military advisers in EsypL range from to so'ooo. They came en masse after President Nasser's secret visit to Moscow in January, 1970, in which he agreed to a Soviet mil- itary presence. He went to lha Soviet capital during the Israeli deep penetration bombing raids against Egypt. Two months later badly needed ground-to-air SAM-3 missiles, manned by Russians, besan arriving in Egypt. The withdrawal of military advisers was expected to be popular among the masses. Student demonstrations blocked Cairo streets last Janu- ary for nearly a week with par- ticipants questioning Egypt's re- lationship with the Soviet Union. SEEN AS SETBACK The reported decision to oust the Russians will amount to a major diplomatic setback for Moscow, observers said. The Russians have poured in more men and sophisticated military equipment into Egypt than into any other non-Com- munist country. Sources said that an ultima- tum was delivered to the Krem- lin leadershin last week during a 30-hour visit to Moscow by Prime Minister Sidky. Sidky is reported by these sources to have told Soviet lead- ers that they should either pro- vide the top offensive arms Egypt requires or remove their experts from Egyptian soil. The Russians refused and Egypt took its action, the sources said. The dramatic new develop- ment in Soviet-Egyptian fions was being dealt with by President Sadat at a closed-door meeting of the AEU's central committee. A statement on his speech was expected to be issued later. In 1970, the authoritative In- stitute of Strategic Studies in London estimated that there were more than 200 Soviet pilots in Egypt. It said Soviet missile crews numbered between 12.000 and 15.000 and there were an- other other Soviet person- nel. Sadat has been under increas- ing pressure from some of his Arab colleagues, particularly Libyan leader Murammar Ka- riafi, to make firmer demands on the Russians. The Egyptians also are licvod to have been somewhat put out by Russia's recent sign- ing of a 10-year agreement with Iraq similar to Die one it has with Egypl. SUDAN INVOLVED The Associated Press said one of the few ambassadors to have met with the Egyptian premier Monday was the Sudanese am- bassador. Sudan, largest country in Af- rica and the Arab world, ex- pelled thousands of Soviet advis- ers after an unsuccessful Com- munist-led coup last July and has since made enormous diplo- matic efforts to he friendly the United Stales and well as its African and Arab neighbors. Elderly get own program OTTAWA (CP) Welfare Minister John Munro has un- veiled the government's New Horizons program for retired people, an attempt to cure their loneliness and isolation but not to increase their incomes. The program, introduced Monday, "is designed to sub- stantially improve the quality of life for the retired of our coun- Mr. Munro said in a pre- pared statement. "Through participation in self-help and other community activities, (he barriers which cause social isolation and feel- ings of loneliness among those Canadians over 65 will begin to be removed." Mr. Munro said the program. Trill provide money, normally between and to groups of 30 or more people who design their own programs. But the minister called tha new program "an entirely dif- ferent concept" from the Oppor- tunities for Youth summer job program, which is designed to bring students into the category of the employed while doing their own thing. NOT FOR EMPLOYMENT The New Horizons program Is not an employment program or an income maintenance pro- gram, the minister told a news conference. In fact, participants In pro- ject1! could not receive wages from federal funds, although temporary staff could be paid. The money would be used to cover organizing and operating activities, and such things as alterations, equip- ment, telephones, rental of of- fice or meeting space, travel, publicity and consultant and audit fees. Mr. Munro said that for the first year of operation such reg- ulations would be kept flexible. PROJECTS WIDE-RANGING He said projects could range from self-help and service-ori- ented programs to cultural ac- tivities. While projects must be devel- oped by groups of retired Cana- particular emphasis wculd be placed on those over projects could serve other groups. Kitty Wells moved iiito Pavilion Tonight's Kitly Wells Shaw has been moved from the Whoop-Up Days grandstand in- to the Exhibition Pavilion, with all seats avaiable on a rush basis starting at Those with tickets for the grandstand may exchange them at the ticket boolh on a non-reserved seat basis. The show will still begin at Seen and heard About town .QPTTMISTIC Mrs. Eveline Clnrk planning n back- yard picnic for a number of. friends todny Nnncy Roll, a nine-year-old fair cnthusl. nst, saying she would rather ride u deportment store cs- calnlor lodny than try nny wet fnir rides four-ycnr- nld Slevio Crnmbll wonder- intf If the pigeons nt the fnir grounds "have escaped from tbn kiddies' zoo." Hope for new Ulster ceasefire high From BELFAST (CP1 The pros- pect of a ceasefire in Northern Ireland dangled lanlalizinRly loday nflcr the Provisional vvinR of the Irish Republican Army agreed to sppeals from Roman Catholics to stop shooting in Belfast's suburban battlefield of Lcnadoon. The Assoelnlcd Press sold Iho move cnmc amid reports Ihat the Provisional: were holding secret Inlks wilh Tjrilnin for an- other ccnscflro in the bloodied province. But there was no confinnalion from nrilish Administrator Wil- liam Whilclaw's office Ihat talks with Iho IRA hart been rc- REPORTS HALT There was no immediate an- nouncement by the Provision. Bis' Dublin headquarters. But one of their Belfnst command- ers, Scan Henderson, said his mm called off their whirlwind offensive In Ihat sector four days ago and would continue to hold off unless provoked. There was DO t m m e d I a I move by the army In pull nut., bnl some unil.s were cxpeetcd In wilhrtraw lalcr loday nflcr Iclaw discussed the develop- ment with security chiefs. The breakthrough came aflcr n secret meeting between IRA chieftains and Catholic citizens led by Rev. Jack FilTsimmons, n priest who hm! earlier asked Whllclnw lo pull his Iroops out of the housing eslnlc. had told the young priest's citizens commiltce the soldiers would pull out If the guerrillas slopped shooting. Tin Iroops swooped Inln Lcnatlonn List week willi nrmorrd cars lo clean out guerrilla snipers afler furious gunlralllcs and rocket attacks on the army's heavily- fortified command posl. Father Filzsimmons organ- ized a massive exodus by about Calholics nt the weekend lo protest the nrmy's occupation of Ihe cslalc. (ilVKS I'HOl'ACAXDA Although (here was little evi- dence the protest was organized by the Provislonnls, the exodus provided them with tffccllvt propaganda. Wlntclaw's offer pave them Ihe chance lo savo face amid widespread Catholic appeals for peace. At the same lime, It reopened the door for Iho guerrillas lo ncjzoliafc tnolhcr Inicc after more (ban a week of ficrcci fiphling thai has left at least 29 persons dcnd. In Dublin, Ihc1 Provisional' chief nnd political brain, David OTmmell, paid Monday niphl overture1.-, for a new truco were under way, but declined to give any dclaiLi.