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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THUNDERSHOWERS HIGH FORECAST FRIDAY 70-75. The letltbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 186 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES NEWSPAPERMAN DIES G. Maxwell Bell of Calgary, president of the Lethbridge Herald Co. Ltd., and chairman of FP Publications, died in Montreal Wednesday night following a lengthy illness. He was 59. FP Publications, of which he was one of four principal shareholders, is the proprietor of eight Cana- dian daily newspapers. See story on Page 2. Trudeau off to the West OTTAWA (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau offered his views on bilhigualism, trade, foreign ownership, el- ectioneering and his family at a news conference Wed- nesday, then left by train for a wcslern vacation. The prime minister made only one major disclosure at the news conference, the first he has held since January. He announced that Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pepin mil meet Wednesday with George Shultz, who recently succeeded John Connally as U.S. treasury secretary, to review Canadian and U.S. positions on trade talk's which broke down six months ago. Mr. Trudeau said the meeting would be only a pre- liminary discussion. He noted that both he and Presi- dent Nixon agreed in April lo "send our full teams in" if it vere felt lhat fruitful negotiations could resume. "We will only know this when the two ministers meet next Wednesday." On other matters, Mr. Trudeau said: He has not set a date for the next election. It could come this fall or next year. Canadians are optimistic about their future and Liberal candidates will ride a wave of optimism when the election is called. His government has discharged the mandate it was given in 1960 and, when it goes to the polls again It will seek a continuation of the 1968 mandate, rather Uian a new one, to follow up programs and policies it has instituted. He does not want his wife Margaret to get mixed up in the election campaign but will not prevent her from playing a role if she wants to. Bilingualism is "a very emotional issue" but it is not being implemented fast enough and French-Can- adians rail not wait indefinitely for their goals to be realized. pourn Attendance Day 1972 Monday 1 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday TOTAIS 1971 Record Year ('64) ('69) (72) ('70) ('66) (71) (71) Calendar THURSDAY p.m. Rodeo and Chuckwagonx p.m. Fireworks FRIDAY Youth Day noon All exhibits and open Casino opens p.m. Kiddies' zoo opens p.m. Horse racing p.m. Rodeo and Chuckwogons p.m. Fireworks 6 p.m. Roaring Twenties Day Activities Grease Pole climb- ing contest Volkswagen cram- ming contest Pie throwing contest Hula hoop contest Peace raised WASHINGTON (Reuter) Presidential adviser Henry Kis- singer is expected to hold fur- ther secret talks with North Vi- etnamese officials in Paris to seek a negotiated end to the In- dochina war. Kissinger met Le Due Tho, a senior member of the North Vi- etnamese Politburo, and chief negotiator XuKan Thuy for 614 hours in Paris Wednesday. The White House did not announce the meeting until it was under way. ASSAIL EFFORTS In Paris meanwhile the Viet Cong assailed today U.S. efforts to get a military settlement of the Vietnam war without set- tling the poliical conflict over control of the government in Saigon. Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh, lead- er of the Viet Cong delegation, told the 151st session of the Vietnam peace talks that "the two aspects of the problem should be settled simultaneous- ly." Kissinger, President Nixon's national security adviser, has held more than a dozen secret negotiating sessions with Com- munist representatives during the last two years. They were apparently fruitr less, but White House spokes- man Ronald Ziegler indicated that both sides considered the latest talks useful when he said: "Further meetings will be an- nounced 35 they are held." The spokesman noted that it had been agreed by both sides that no public announcements would be made on the substance of the resumed marked contrast to the situation in the formal negotiations. REPORTS TO NIXON Kissinger flew back to Wash- ington Wednesday night and went straight to the Whita House to report on his trip. His mission, which followed resumption of the formal talks a week ago after a two-month break, raised hopes here of some progress in the negotia- tions. U.S. officials believe (hat Ha- noi's recent statements show some slight indication of a movement towards serious ne- gotiations. Diplomatic observers believa North Vietnam has become iso- lated in the Communist world recently, and that it is being urged by the Soviet Union and China to seek a settlement to end the war. Rain lets up Fair attendance figures zoom Govt. loans made available ior Hood-damage victims By JOE MA Herald Slaff Writer Attendance at Whoop Up Days made a dramatic recov- ery Wednesday when a record fun seekers, including children who were ad- mitted free, clicked the turn- stiles at the fair grounds. Attendance on the r a i n- soaked previous day had slumped to an 11-year- low. And, with the weatherman forecasting more sunshine the rest of the week, exhibition of- ficials hope attendance will pick up even more. Wednesday's huge throng swelled total three-day atten- dance this year to just below the corresponding period last year. Attendance Wednesday was more than Tuesday, and more than Wednesday last year. ATTENDANCE RECORD It also set a new attendance record for Wednesday, break- ing the old mark of set in 1969. It was Kiddies Day, and of them crowded into the grounds free and were treated to half-price on the Midway. "We hope more people will come to the fair in the last three days, so we cam at least equal last year's Exhibition director Andy An- drews said this morning. Sunny weather, with a few afternoon clouds and a few- widely scattered showers was forecast for today. Friday is also expected to be mainly sunny, with a few clouds in the afternoon with one or two showers. The weatherman said warm air is moving in from the west coast, which regis- tered the highest temperature in Canada Wednesday with an 88. ps. The high for today is expect- ed to reach 70, with an over- night low of 45. Wednesday's high was 62, overnight low 41. Despite the considerable irq.- provement in the some grounds, including a busy passageway near the Space Walk and the Mighty Mite, were still muddy Wed- nesday. Mr. Andrews said every ef- fort is being done to cover up the few remaining wet grounds, leftover from the 1.42 inches of rain that fell in a three-day period beginning Monday. Rodeo and chuckwsgon rac- ing will highlight Citizens' Day today. Fireworks display goes for the first night tonight at 11. Nine wagons from Leth- bridge, Calgary and British Columbia, instead of the origin- al entry of 15, will race at p.m., followed by a rodeo battle between the Reg Kesler stock and 195 cowboys from all over Canada, the United States and Australia. Horseracing resumed Wed- nesday after being rained-out Tuesday. An added attraction Wednes- day was the appearance of Elaine Tanner, the Olympic swimmer from Vancouver. The young and the young-at- heart saw a Fashions Since 1921 show, presented by the Youth Board and Simpson Sears. An- other will be staged Friday, at 8 p.m. The fashion shows are part of the Youtharama program. A grease pole contest, a Volks- wagen cramming contest, a 500-pie throwing ball, a hula hoop contest, and a free open air dance are scheduled for Fri- day, Roaring Twenty Day, from p.m. on. The winners of the Youtha- rama paint-in were announced Wednesday. Of 75 floor paint- ings, the first prize o[ went to Bev and Bonny Knodel, the second prize of to Chip Seibert. Six youngsters won bicycles donated by Eaton's, Sven Erickson's Family Restaurant and the Downtown Business- man's Association. Five of the winners were Dmitrie Peters, Mia Lauzc, Rose Kerber, Bruce Butlin and Tim Mcdonald. EDMONTON (CP) Loans will be made available to per- sons whose homes are damag- ed by floods or other acts of nature, the Alberta govern- ment announced Wednesday. Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell said in a news re- lease that victims of such dam- age will be able to apply for loans of up to for new construction. Also, loans of up to would be available for purchase of existing homes and up to for home im- provements. Persons earning less than a year could receive a a two per cent reduction on the approved lending rate, he said. Mr. Russell said Hie regulations under the Alberta Housing Act are the result of recent floods in the Peace River district. Rioting breaks out in Irish jail BELFAST (CP) Rioting broke out in Belfast's Crumlin Road jail today and elsewhere WORKING UP AN APPETITE This you'ng muscleman wos part of (he Kiddies Day crowd al the Whoop-Up Days exhibition Wednesday. Here he tries lo hoist 90 poundj in the weight lifting display in the Whoop-Up compound, ll's a great way lo work up an appetite for hot dogs, candy apples and the like. Groenen Photo Seen and heard About town UELPFUL Darlcne Sergo volunteering to "gator- sit" her sister's plush alli- gator for a week Holly Wight winning uncountable squirt guns on the midway and wisliing she could trade them for something else John Szumlas bravely sneak- ing into a girlie show tent only to discover he knew half the people in there. Metis families get land titles GRANDE CACHE (CP) The Alberta government has given acres of land lo 45 Metis families here to settle aboriginal land claims. Representatives of the fam- ilies who have lived in the mountainous area, 200 miles west of Edmonton, for about Coal industry has lips, downs VANCOUVER (CP) Low prices, shipping problems, a slowdown in the growth of Japan's steel indusliy, costly strikes and production prob- lems all have combined lo plunge Western Canada's bur- pconing coal industry into an outlook as murky as the pits from which the fuel is mined. The resurgence in coal min- ing began in 19CB, when Kaiser Steel Corp. and Milsubishi- Shoji Kaisha of Japan announ- ced signing of a contract worth 5G50 million for shipment of more than