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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY 80-85. The LetKbridge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 186 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JULY 20, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES Attendance higher at Whoop-Up Day WAIL COUAPSES-A wall of the Glendale Recreation Ltd. portion of Shoppers' World col- lapsed Monday night knocking radio station CHEC off the air for awhile. Workmen ot right tighten guy wires to straighten the radio station's leaning tower. Cause of the collapse has not been an- nounced. What's ahead for Arabs? Sudan moves left following coup BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Sudan's new pro-Communist military rulers formed a seven- Seen and heard PRESIDENT SADAT whither now? By DON ANGUS Canadian Press Staff Writer Wliat's ahead for the Arabs, now that unity seems to be slipping through their fingers like desert sand? The tone oasis in a wasteland of disharmony among the Moslem states of the troubled Middle East has been a single-minded hatred of the Zionist presence, a dedi- cation of varying enthusiasm to abolish the burgeon- ing existence of Israel. Now, however, the killing of Arabs by Arabs in Jordan has widened the schism, which, ironically, has been Israel's greatest guarantee of security, and may have destroyed forever the soul of the most fervent enemy of Judaism the Arab Palestinians. And the stabilizing efforts of President Anwar Sadat hf Egypt have been an almost indiscernible cry in. a storm of violence, internal strife and diplomatic recrim- inations. There has been no official statement from Egypt on the Jordanian army's rout and apparent slaughter of the Arab Palestinian guerrillas, although a Cairo newspaper accused Jordanian King Hussein of being "an obedient tool" for the Israelis. There is no doubt, however, that Sadat can only be saddened and angered by recent pan-Arabic friction, coming as it does on the heels of his latest attempt to create a federation of Arab states. He knows unity is the sole hope for success if war with Israel comes, or even if the Arabs are to make gains on their terms in any Middle East peace settlement. He kriows, too, that Jordan is the key to that unity, to that success on the battlefield or at the negotiating table. But so far the key Iras opened nothing but a door of contradiction and bloodshed. More than half of Jor- dan's 2.3 million population are Arab Palestinians, whose desire to push Israel into the sea has been spear- headed on the one hand by the volatile guerrillas or fedayeen, but whose destiny, on the oilier hand, has been led by a moderate monarch who has leaned to- ward a political settlement of the Middle East problem recognition of Israel. Now the Jordanian government has announced that Amman no longer will tolerate the presence of Marxist guerrilla organizations in Jordan, that the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Popular Demo- cratic Front of the Liberation of Palestine have been banned, that the government no longer is bound by the Cairo agreement signed to end bloody army-guerrilla fighting last September. The guerrilla movement in Jordan appears to have been crushed and Hussein and his government are once again the targets of bitter condemnations from other Arab nations Iraq breaking diplomatic relations with Amman to become the second Arab country in less than a year In do so. The revolutionary command in Libya recalled its diplomats at the height of the Jordanian civil war last fall. It also had its ambassadorial relations with Moroc- co broken oft recently after Tipoli radio had erroneously broadcast the overthrow of King Hassan II and offered its congratulations to leaders of the attempted coup. Calm has returned to Morocco, but the Libyan hotbed ol revolutionary zcalols remains a thorn in tlw side ot Sadol, as he seeks an elusive moratorium on Arab tem- pers. Whither now the Arab world? Back again to the be- ginning it seems Abound the circle for yet another at dooljag conflicts aod BedUag common ground. About town TRAVELLER Ted Warren spending most of his weekend stuck on a muddy side road in the B.C. interior Frank Salo getting an un- expected day off work and using it to fix up his yard Mrs. Margaret Bennett of Pol- son, Montana, discovering the reason her ignition key would not work was that it was not her car she was trying to start. 400-patieiit hospital for Calgary EDMONTON (CP Social Development Minister Ray Speaker announced today a 400- patient hospital for retarded persons will be built in Cal- gary. The million hospital, on the site of the Baker Memorial Sanatorium, will have cottage- style accommodation in four groups of three units each. Exhibition program TUESDAY a rama youth creation spectacular Travelling People at beer garden show 11.00 close at exhibition grounds Exhibits close WEDNESDAY closes grounds open garden opens Casino opens (closes at 2 a.m.) Youth a rama coffee house opens racing and pari-mutuel betting fash- ion show Travelling People at beer garden show close at exhibition grounds Exhibits close day day day day man Revolutionary Council today, moved Africa's largest nation further to the left and promised autonomy to rebel- lious blacks in the south. Maj. Hashem el Atta, who led the bloodless coup Monday, was named vice-chairman of the rul- ing council and commander of the army. The chairman is Col. Babikr al Nur Osman and the other members are Col. Mohamed Ahmed el Rayah, Maj. Farouk Osman Hamdalla, Maj. Ahmed Mahgbub Osman, Maj. Mo- hamed Ahmed Zein and Capt Moaawya Abdel Haye, a Su- danese broadcast announced. It said the council's first act was to release 49 political pris- oners. Atta, Osman and Hamdalla: all were fired from the military government last November be- cause of their connections with the Sudanese Communist party. Atta and Osman had been vice- premiers and Hamdalla was in- terior minister. Although Atta was allotted the No. 2 spot on the council, he ap- peared to be the top figure in the coup. CANCELS BAN Omdurman radio, the Su- danese government station, an- nounced that Atta had cancelled the previous government's ban on four organizations that had formed the power base of the Sudanese Communist party: the Federation of Labor Trade Un- ions, the Students' Federation, the Youth League and the Women's League. The four groups pledged "all out support" for the "socialist revolution." Large student street demonstrations in support of the coup leaders were re- ported, ____ Sunny skies and temperatures which peaked at a sizzling 89 degrees attracted visitors to opening day Monday of Whoop-Up Days, an increase of 899 persons over the first-day total for the 1970 show. Events at the Lethbridge ex- hibition grounds hit their stride in afternoon and evening as crowds pushed through the turnstiles for horse-racing and pari-mutuel betting, rides on the midway, the evening grand- stand stage show and the new Beer Garden. Whoop-Up Days, now in its 75th year, was officially opened by Alberta's Lieutenant-Gov- ernor Grant MacEwan. Dr. MacEwan told a crowd of about 800 he had visited many fairs but "I don't think I've seen an exhibition any- where or anytime which had such imagination and original- ity as this one." He said the emphasis on edu- cation in the agricultural exhib- its at the pavilion and Whoop- Up Compound will "probably set a pattern" for other exhibi- tions. BETTING BRISK Pari-mutuel betting at Whoop- Up Downs amounted to about more than for first-day betting last year- An estimated crowded into the grandstand for the eight races. Horse-racing and betting continue throughout the week, starting at 2 p.m. daily. The casino, in the rear of the Kaleidarts Building, was going at almost full tilt in the late evening, and the Youth Exhibi- tion Board's coffeehouse, in the pavilion mezzanine, glittered with tinsel stars snd local mu- sic and promised to be another hit this year. Onl-oMown visitors with chilthsn, waiting for the mid- way rides to be pnt np, found some first-class talent in the pavilion when the 41-memlier Western European Champion Brass Band of Germany put on a one-hour show. PROBLEMS, TOO The first day of Whoop-Up Bays had its problems. By sup- pertime, midway rides were still not all in operation. Exhibition manager Andy Andrews said this morning he was going to investigate a mid- way sideshow which purported to feature representations of "thalidomide children." Mr. Andrews said he had been too busy Monday to visit all the1 midway items, but if he was not satisfied with the show, it would be shut down. Complaints had been received that the Florida-based exhibit played on human suffering and was in bad taste. The exhibit, in a trailer, con- tains pictures of mal-formed babies and facsimiles in bot- tles of deformed fetuses. Today is Children's Day and rides were to cost about half- price for children this morning and afternoon. Wednesday is Citizens' SNEAKS A SNOOZE Whoop-Up Days whack some people outl This buggy-bound baby sneaks a snooze during a visit to the tethbridgs fair. _ Incensed high wire artist denies he chickened out TORONTO (CP) An in- censed Greek high wire artist says the prospect of crossing the Niagara Gorge on a tight- rope doesn't scare him a bit and he's willing to do it back- wards and blindfolded. Diminutive, balding Chros- tos Georgiadis says he's even willing to eat a meal or nave a short nap while perched precariously 150 feet above Niagara Falls on a three- quarter-inch rope. Monday night the self-pro- claimed "world champion" was jumping up and down angry at reports earlier in Ihe day that he disappeared after taking his first look at the falls. Promoter Conslantine Skar- latakis told reporters on the weekend he paid Mr. Geor- giadis's passage from Greece for the express purpose of crossing the faUs on a tight- rope. Mr. Skarlatakis claimed his imported tightrope champion took one look at1 the falls and vanished. Not so, said Mr. Georgiadis, claiming he doesn't even know Mr. Skarlatakis and has had no dealings with him. Airline talks resume MONTREAL (CP) Negotia- tors representing machin- ists, baggage handlers and ground personnel resumed talks with three federal mediators at a.m. today in an effort to settle a contract dispute with Air Canada. Air Canada representatives are to meet the mediators in separa talks later today. But leaders of the Interna- tional Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers held out the threat that more 24-hour ro- tating strikes would be called even while the talks were in progress. The first walkout struck To- ronto Saturday at 8 a.m. with two hours notice. Supervisory personnel were called in but 52 of 119 flights had to be can- celled. No further spot strikes have been held since. Both sides met face to face with mediators Monday afternoon. Union and airline negotiating teams then moved into separate rooms while the federal mediators re- layed information late in the day. The union team went home for the night at p.m. while representatives of the air car- rier met until after midnight with Hie three mediators, ap- pointed Sunday by Labor Minis- ter Bryce Mackasey. Union officials said that rotat- ing strikes against the airline will continue during the negotia- tions, but declined to say when or where the next strike would take place. "There isn't any use in letting up the pressure just because we are bargaining said Mike Pitchford, chief union negotia- tor. "The location and the time have not been decided yet but the union's executive committee is in permanent session." Russian naval force shadowed LONDON (AP) A Soviet naval force moved into the North Sea today after an over- night voyage through the Eng- lish Channel shadowed by Brit- ish aircraft. ATTENDANCE FIGURES Previons Record (1964) This one is us in Northern Ireland. The one with the brick U our Monday Tuesday (1969) Wednesday (1969) Thursday (1970) Friday (1966) Saturday............ (19C6) This year's total attendance Six-day record attendance (1970) 1970 12.288 1971 Sulphur fumes spread through B.C. valley KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) Acrid fumes mixed with Uiick black smoke spread early today as spilled sulphur and propane- gas tank gas burned through the night at the site of a CNR freight train d e r a i 1 m e n 116 miles north of this city in inte- rior British Columbia. Lloyd Trainor, acting chief dispatcher of the railway, said Monday night intense irritation from the sulphur fumes would drive away people before they could be overcome by toxic smoke. The fumes had spread several miles north from where 65 cars of a westbound train derailed at Vinsulla, a small farming com- munity- Only a steady south wind kept the fiunes away from Westsyde, a sprawling Kam- loops suburb of FLAMES SHOOT FROM PROPANE GARS AT KAMIOOPS TRAIN WRECK Mr. Trainer said the fumes will destroy green vegetation, especially alfalfa, in the area. He said the railway had con- sulted sulphur-expert Fred Ron- icker of Calgary on the best way to handle the problem. "We're doing everything pos- sible to extinguish the he said. "We'll bring in every ex- pert. We'll spare nothing to get it out." Cause of the derailment of the 94-car freight was not known, but there were several eye-wit- nesses. Farmer William Matuga said he was stacking hay in his fields beside the CNR mainline Monday afternoon watching the train approach "when all of a sudden everything blew up. Freight cars were flying through the air, scattering de- bris everywhere. There were two explosions when the derailment occurred at p.m., and a third car went up half an hour Inter. When n fourth car ignited, around p.m., the force of Ihe blast knocked an RCMP car half a mile away into a ditch. There were no injuries in derailment, and expiations. ;