Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
COOLER HIGH FORECAST TUESDAY 7? The LetKbtidge Herald VOL. LX1II No. 184 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JULY 20, 1970 t'KICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 10 PAGES Moon Feat Year Later Slash Budget Gearing up for the Apollo 11'first moon landing, NASA in one year got But this'year the administration and Congress, sensing the national mood and beset with other stringent demands on the federal dollar, responded by reducing the space bud- get. The House of Representatives approved for fiscal 1971, the Senate passed The difference will be worked out in conference, but it's a cinch to be the lowest amount since the ear- liest days in space. All this hasn't dimmed the optimism of Armstrong, now an executive in the space agency. "I suspect space progress as we know it is now he says. "It is a thing that now exists and will continue to exist for the rest of mankind: "We don't have the option any longer of saying yes or of saying when." At a recent news conference, Armstrong confessed he had been worried about sinking into the moon's soil even though previous unmanned satellites had encountered firm footing. "I had a 95-per-cent con- fidence level" that there would be solid ground, Arm- strong said. "I suppose it was the kind of concern you'd have if you played Russian roulette with one bullet in a 20-chamber pistol." But last year, he announed calmly: "I'm going to step off the LM now." And in a soft soft that it was hardly made the now famous comment: "That's one small step for man, a giant leap for mankind." Not long after they had erected a U.S. flag, Armstrong and Aldrin received a call from President Nixon. "Because of what you 'have the president said, "the heavens have become a part of man's world." U.S. Keeps Eye On Russians NEW YORK (AP) Time magazine says U.S. in- telligence analysts are growing more concerned about increased Soviet activity in Cuba. In its current edition, the magazine says the United Slales has already stepped up Hie number of surveil- lance flights by satellites and U-2 aircraft to one a day, tlw highest level since the 1962 crisis. Time says that since April, Soviet TU-95 bombers have made six flighls to Havana, probably on recon- naissance missions and delivering military supplies. "The flights also be an effort to test the U.S. response: since there was no reaction following the first two flights in April, four more Time says. The magazine also notes that three or four Soviet aircraft are appearing now on U.S. mainland radar screens every 24 hours, the largest number ever." There have also been reports, the magazine says, of Soviet Komar-class missile boals off Key Biscayne "outside Ihc 12-mile international limit, but well within Ilicir missiles' 15-miln range o' Ihc Florida House." Thousands Vieiv Opening Parade Whoop-Up Days Show Off To Flying Start NEIL ARMSTRONG Disappointed WASHINGTON (AP) It has been one year since men first landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong's giant leap for mankind seems almost stuck in mid- air. One year ago today, as people around the world saw Armstrong and Edwin Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon, the United Stales space program was at its pinnacle. Now it is struggling. "This is the greatest week in the history of the world since the said President Nixon. "The world has never been closer together before." The bond was as short-lived as that stay on the moon. The pride dissolved in a welter of other con- cerns other than the feat of men on the dead Latellite miles away. No one is more disappointed than Armstrong. "I had hoped it would take our minds away from some of the more mundane and temporal problems that have faced us and let us look a little farther into the future with the aim of solving problems be- fore they become hs says. "I haven't seen as much evidence of that as I'd hoped. Says Timing Wrong "We appear to be still tied up with today's prob- problems already occurring. We attack them from the backside rather than meet them head-on. If all of us could look into the future we could look at problems from the front side." After Armstrong, Aldrin and command pilot Mi- chael Collins returned from their epic journey, inter- est in further manned exploration of the moon waned quickly. Apollo 12, the second moon landing, was ac- cepted In a relatively routine fashion, particularly after its television camera quit almost at the outset. Apollo 13 also got a lot of yawns until an ex- plosion created the greatest crisis of any space flight to date. Apollo 14, commanded by Alan B. first U.S. man. in already has had two post- ponements of two months each, caused in part by modifications bus also bscause the spacfe agency "wants to stretch dollars' by' 'stretching 'out" flights. One of the seven scheduled moon landings already has been cancelled and three, or even four, more may go the same money-saving route. A hot, humid, partially 'over- cast day greeted the opening events this morning of Whoop- Up Days, Lethbridge's annual salute to its Old West past. Temperatures in the high 80s were expected to continue this week for an agenda of rodeo, midway and a g r i cultural events which began this morn- ing with one of the largest par- ades in history. Headed by Gov.-Gen. Roland Michener, the parade wound its way past spectators num- bered in the thousands cluster- ed along city streets. The T-d'ade, which took about hours to pass by the re- viewing stand in front of city hall, featured competitive and business floats, decorated cars and horses, bands, and show items from throughout Alberta and from interior British Co- lumbia. OFFICIAL OPENING At 8 p.m. today Gov. Gen. Michener will officially open the 1970 edition of the show at the exhibition grounds: This year's fair has a num- ber of firsts designed to pull in enough spectators to beat the 1966 attendance record of For the first time in the history of the fair horse racing and pari- mutuel betting will be held each afternoon at the grand- stand. Pari mutuel betting and racing have been held in Lethbridge previously but nev- er as part of Whoop Up Days. The 11 day meet, sponsored by the Lethbridge Exhibition board and the Montana Racing Association, will feature eight faces daily starting at 2 p.m. Exhibition Prog ram MONDAY races fash- ion show opening by Gov. Gen. Michener show house enter- tainment TUESDAY lambs judging judging class Ayrshire show Day program Casino judging Guernsey show p a r i- mutuels creat i o n fashions races show house enter- tainment The Whoop-Up Casino, in the pavilion's mezzanine, will be another first for the fair, fol- lowing new federal legislation allowing public gambling. The casino, featuring games of chance ranging from card games to slot machines, opens daily at noon. Whoop-Up Days this year will also have a new midway, the Art Thomas Shows, which ar- rived in Lethbridge Sunday night following a stint at Sas- katoon's Saskachimo Days. The midway is expected to feature a number of new rides and games. Prior to the exhibition, a five day light horse show was held. The horse show, which usually comprises part of Whoop Up Days' events, was held earlier because of lack of stalling facilities for both race horse and show horses. The annual Lethbridge re- gional 4-II show ami sale was also held the week prior to Whoop-Up Days. Some 000 worth of beef calves were sold. Livestock judging at Whoop Up Days will include hecf and dairy cattle and sheep. There will be no hog classes this year. Hog pro- ducers pooled their efforts in1 Whoop Up Compound, with a display of the hog industry from pigs to pork chops. CHUCKWAGON HACES The fail- will include an ex- panded handicrafts exhibition, Chuckwagon races at 7 p.m. each day followed by tha grand- stand show. The grandstand show, to start about 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, will regale spectators with such local tal- ents as the folksinging Point of Interest, the revamped Stratus Singers, Paul Baron and the Harmonic Rascals, other per- formers, plus production num- bers choreographed by Muriel' JoUiffe of the local Jolliffe Academy of Dancing.. Thursday through Saturday, the grandstand show will be replaced Ly rodeo events, high- lighted by the defiant talents of Reg Kesler's bucking broncs and bulls. COFFEE HOUSE The Youth Exhibition Board1, now in its second year, will sponsor nightly coffee house performances in the rear of the 4-H Building. The entertain- ment, to start at will fea- ture local groups, the Wee Two and the Point of Interest. Als'o on the youth schedule are three commercial and two youth fashion shows, and a dance Saturday at the Pavilion featuring Calgary's rock group, Gainsborough Gallery. The Whoop Up Compound this year will publicize the benefits and methods of irriga- tion, the argicultural technique which has been essential to southern Alberta's farm liveli- hood. Each of the fair's six days will have a special theme. Today is opening day. Tues- day is Children's Day; Wed- nesday, Citizens' Day; Thurs- day, International Day; Friday is Livestock Day and Saturday, Family Day. B.C. Labor Rift Picture Unc PARADE FILE Conspicuous in Lethbridge's Whoop-Up 1970 parada this morning were representatives of the Blood Indians led by Chief Shot Both Sides ond the Regina Police Boys' Band. There were more than liO'entries in the parade. B.C. Men Drafted For Fire Duty VICTORIA (CP) More than 100 men were conscripted for firefighting duty in Prince- ton during the weekend after a chain of lightning strikes ig- nited 35 forest fires in tinder dry bushland. RCMP drafted men from beer- parlors, off the streets and stopped local truckers on the street in the town 120 miles east of Vancouver to press them and some of their vehicles into service. Officials said it was the this year the draft power contained in the Provin- cial Forests Act was used. Under the act the British Columbia forest service may conscript men and machines for emergency duty and re- fusal to comply can bring fines up to 100 NEW FIRES More than 100 new fires sprang up in the province dur- ing the weekend, most of them in .t h e huge Kamloops forest district, to bring the total of fires burning to more than 700. Kamloops district forester A. H. Dixon said 1970 could be- come the worst year ever in 'his district. More than fires have been reported there since the fire season opened May 1 and only half the nor- mal precipitation has fallen. In neighboring Washington, more than acres of tim- ber and brush had been burn- ed in the north-central part of the state, described as a tinder-box after several days of hot, dry weather. VICTORIA (CP) A govern, ment back-to-work order ap- peared to be having little effect today in the British Columbia construction industry. Little, if any, work was re- ported in progress at construc- tion sites as the normal 8 a.m. starting time passed. A few union laborers reported for work at the Pacific Centre project in downtown Vancouver, one of the largest construction projects hi the province. They sat in groups, sipping coffee. Management spokesmen said they had expected more men from more unions to report for work. At the same time 450 mem- bers of the International Wood- workers of America struck tile Tahsis company sawmill on Vancouver Island in sympathy with workers involved in the construction dispute. And some plumbers employed b y independent contactors were reported slaying away from work in Victoria. With construction sites scat- tered across the province and many union and company spokesmen not available for comment, it was expected to take some time for a clear pic- ture to emerge as to the extent construction workers were obey- ing or defying the back-to-work order issued Saturday in an at- tempt to end a four-month halt in construction work in the province. APPEARS DIM However, it appeared that bricklayers, bricklayers help- ers, carpenters, heat and frost insulators, operating engineers and plumbers were sticking by their policy of "no contract, no work." More than an hour after full week should have resumed at 8 a.m. on compliance with the government order, Labor Minis- ter Leslie Peterson said he had no official reports of the situa- tion. "It is difficult to get reports because it is a province-wide in- dustry and we don't have enough men to post them at every job he said. Unions that reached agree- ment with contractors said they would make workers available today. They include cement ma- sons, electricians, boilermakers, machinists, glassworkers, iron- workers and painters. Two unions without contracts also told their men to report back to work. They are tha teamsters and the laborers. Asked what happens next, Mr. Peterson replied: "I have no announcement to make this morning. It would be premature." 'Good news, sir. Morocco has agreed to send us eight new Falls From Car RED DEER (CP) Helen Mpckford, 27, of Rocky Moun- tain House, was killed when she fell out of a moving car near here.. Three Killed On Highway STRATH MORE (CP) Three people were killed when a car turning left off the Trans- Canada Highway was in colli- sion with another. David Gunner Elmquist and his wife, Lily Olga, both 76 of Camrose, and Felix Edward Hagel, 57, of Calgary were kill- ed. The accident occurred about 35 miles east of Calgary. U.K. Ends Embargo On Weapons Sale LONDON (AP) Britain, an- nounced today its readiness to sell "limited categories" of de- fensive arms to South Africa, thus ending a weapons embargo. The decision was announced in the House of Commons by Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home, who said it is the Conservative government's intention "to give effect to the purposes of the Simonstown agreement." The 1955 pact provided for British-South African co-opera- tion for the defence of the Cape of Good Hope sea routes used by giant tankers carrying Per- sian Gulf oil to Britain and Eu- rope. Train In River PEACE-PIPE CEREMONY-Gov.-Gen. Rolond Michener prepares lo pass the peace- pipe lo Blood Indian Chief Jim Shol Both Sides during i-i'uttion ceremonies for the Kainoi Chieftainship organization al Standoff 1C .piles south of Lethbridge. (See story Pags Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN QOV. GEN. Roland Mich- encr suggesting his new K a i n a i ChieftainFhip name should have been Jogging Anlelops instead of Running Antelope for obvious reasons fastball players Wayne and Mark Slaviclw as Calgary's band in Whoop-Up Days parade practices Sixty-pound Judy Cooper try- ing to lead a police dog com- menting "if the dog had a saddle I'd be better off riding HAYSPORT, B.C. (CP) A Canadian National Railways passenger train was derailed and plunged into the Skeena River Monday near this tiny community in north central British Columbia, An employee in the CNR ticket office at Terrace, B.C., said "there were seme inju- ries." The train was No. 10, which left Prince Rupert at 9 a.m. for Prince George and Jasper. No Strikes, No Shutdowns Baby Bonus Day OTTAWA office of- ficials reported no strike action and no shutdown Monday. "It's the day for delivering the baby a spokesman said. The postal unions have said they would suspend the normal rotation of strike action to en- sure smooth delivery of t h e more than sent out by the health and wel- fare department. Postal operations were dis- rupted at a centra; station in Vancouver Saturday when the morning and afternoon shifts were sent home by officials be- cause of The evening shift went normally, however, and them was no (roil- fcfe Sinter.