Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
HIGH FORECAST WEDNESDAY 79 The Lethbridgc Herald VOL. LXIII No. 184 DTHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JULY 21, 1970 fBICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES Storm Brews Over British Arms Move By THE CANADIAN PRESS African Commonwealth countries criticized Brit- ain today for its decision to consider selling arms to South Africa for maritime defence. An Indian mem- ber of Parliament suggested that India should quit the Commonwealth or lead a movement to have Brit- ain expelled. Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home an- nounced in the British House.of Commons Monday that the government is considering selling arms to South Africa for defence of the Cape of Good Hope sea route. He said no final decision would be taken before consultations with Commonwealth countries. President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia telephoned Prime Minister Edward Heath to warn of grave con- sequences which could follow if Britain decides to sell arms to white-supremacist South Africa. And in a news commentary of the state-controlled radio, Naphy Myalugwe, presidential press secretary, bitterly at- tacked Britain on the issue and said Zambia should review her financial links with Britain. The Zambian cabinet met in urgent session to- day to consider the issue. The Canadian government hopes there will be fur- ther opportunities for Commonwealth countries to make their views known -On the sale of arms to South Africa, a spokesman for External Affairs Min- ister Mitchell Sharp saic! in Ottawa, Students Protest Three hundred student demonstrators stormed onto the grounds of the British high commission in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, today and smashed several win- dows and hauled away the Union Jack. In Kampala, President Milton Obote of Uganda accused the British government of offering a hand of friendship and moral support to the White govern- ment of South Africa to pursue its policy of apart-, of the races. The Uganda cabinet alsVvyas. meeting on the arms issue. In New leaders hi the Indian Parliament de- manded that India drastically Com- monwealth in retaliation for the British proposal. Chandra Shekar, an MP belonging to Prime Min- ister Indira Gandhi's governing Congress party, sug- gested1 that India convene a meeting of Commonwealth countries to oust the United Kingdom.. In Cape Town, Prime Minister John Vorster of South Africa said Monday that bis country does not need offensive weapons because it does not want to attack anyone. Would Make Otvn If South Africa had such intentions it would manu- facture the aims it would need, he told the' House of Assembly. Britain has emphasized that any weapons it would sell to South Africa would be used for external de- fence and not for use to quell internal opposition. However, in the United Nations, where Britain also came under attack, Ambassador Davison Nicol of Sierra Leone said that the arms South Africa would receive would be used for "the suppression of human rights." "Naval vessels may certainly be used for aggre- sive acts by ship-to-shore bombardment of every coastal state from Morocco to the Red he told the UN Security Council. Also at the UN, fears1 of an Anglo-French veto has forced militant Africans to drop demands for a mandatory UN embargo on such sales. But their chairman, Ambassador Kadha Ramphul of Mauritius, said the group will press for a stronger Security Council resolution than those adopted in 1963 and 1964. The council then called on all states to stop sell- ing South Africa arms, military equipment and the means for their manufacture. New Draft Due Ramphul, who conferred with other members of a 17-nation African strategy group after the council ad- journed debate on the arms sales issue Monday night, said he hopes a new resolution will be tabled today. The council is due to meet again today with African and Asian delegates voicing increasing alarm over British intentions. Ambassador Frederick Warner of Britain tried to ease their fears in a statement to the council Mon- day. In an outspoken speech to the council, Ambassa- dor Richard Akwei of Ghana hit out at Sir Alec, ac- cusing him of fostering antiquated political attitudes and making mischievous calculations about the Com- munist threat to the sea lanes around the Cape of Good Hope. Ambassador Agha Shahi of Pakistan said a re- laxation of the British embargo, applied by the for- mer Labor government, would be contrary to "tin drives and urges of Asia and Africa." But Shahi expressed satisfaction that the Conser- vative government had sought the views of other Commonwealth nations. Michener Is Big Hit At Whoop-Up Days HEAT PIAYS NO FAVORITES Gov.-Gen. Roland Michener suffered along with Lethbridge residenis Mon- day through 95-degree temperatures, only three degrees short of the all-time high for July 20. GovOTior General Roland Michener was undoubtedly the star of the day Monday as Whoop-Up Days 1970 got off to a solid start. The governor-general led the parade, opened Water Wonder- land and toured most of the fair before finally officially opening the exhibition at 8 p.m. Newness pervades this year's Whoop-Up Days, with perhaps the most striking extra being a real casino on the mezzanine floor of the Pavilion. Featured are roulette, blackjack, crown and. anchor many others, with table limits of 25 cents to throughout. RACING POPULAR Pari-mutuels at the race track are also a first for the exhibition this year as the track spends its first year as a member in the Rocky Mountain R a c ing Association. Post time each day is 2 p.m., with eight races. Attendance was high and racing only sec- onds off the track records. The midway is new, too, wtih Art Thomas Shows presenting the standard midway rides along with special attractions. All midway tickets are sold from special centrally-located booths throughout the fair- grounds, instead of at each ride. Water Wonderland, a demon- stration of how irrigation works and what it has done for south- ern Alberta is also new this year and was well-attended Monday in its first day of op- eration. The New Strates Stagers were featured in the Grand- stand Show following chuck- wagon races.and other activi- ties, and in the Youth-A-Rama building the Youth Exhibition Board opened its coffee house with A Tear and A Smile, and the We Two as featured attrac- tions. DOWNTOWN PROGRAM Downtown activities will be held each morning on 5th St. between 7th and 8th Avenues, including breakfast and special attractions. Most livestock events are now under way too, rath weigh- ins finished today, and judging started in several classes. The 4-H speaking competi- tions were held Monday after- neon, and other 4-H events will continue throughout the week in the Pavilion. Britain's No. 2 Man Dies Suddenly Calgary Priest Shot Mass Vaccine Programs Urged Measles Epidemic Looms WINNIPEG (CP) The Ca- nadian Pediatrics Society passed a resolution Monday urg- ing health authorities at all lev- els of government to instituta mass vaccine programs to coun- etract a German measles epi- demic looming in Canada. The resolution, passed at the annual meeting of the society, warns that defective children could be born in Canada this winter if no effort is made to control the disease. Dr. Donald McLean, chair- man of the society's infectious diseases committee, said that in spite of the danger to the na- tion's unborn children, health authorities are not taking ad- vantage of the new rubella vac- cine, which has been available since May. "They can't be persuaded we have an epidemic situation on our the University of British Columbia micro-biologist told a news conference. He said a pregnant woman exposed to the. highly infectious disease in her first three months of pregnancy runs a 30- to40 per cent chance of produc- ing a child with heart disease, cataracts, hearing defects or mental retardation. "This is the year to plan not to have a said Dr. Syd- ney a Vancouver pedia- trician. WOULD CUT CHANCES Doctors say vaccination of all children from one to 11 years would quash any potential epi- S torin-Warning Flags Hoisted MIAMI, Fla. (AP) Tropical storm Becky grew into a hurri- cane today and raced toward the Florida panhandle with winds of 75 miles an hour. Hurricane-warning flags were hoisted from Fort Walton Beach to Port St. Joe on the Gulf of Mexico and gale warnings from Mobile, Ala., to St. Marks, Fla. demic, and reduce the likelihood pregnant women would catch the disease. Children one to. 11 years are more susceptible to German measles than persons who have had the disease, or children im- munized during the 1964 epi- demic. Both varieties of vaccine, HPV 77, and Cendehffl, are available in bulk to govern- ments at a child. "Many parts of Canada es- caped in Dr. McLean said, referring to the. high incid- ence of the disease that year. "We're going to get it this he said. "We have to be prepared for the worst." Vietnam Coalition Government Out WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon says the future gov- ernment of South Vietnam, must be selected through not imposed by negotiators in Paris. The United.States government will not stand for an imposed coalition government, the presi- dent said. "It must be a govern- ment selected by the people .of South Vietnam." In a wide-ranging news con- ference Monday, the president also said he would veto a bill setting mandatory quotas on any imports except textiles. Such quotas, he said, are not in the national interest and might set off an international trade war. "We are an exporting nation rather than an importing na- Nixon' said. "It would mean in the end, while it would save us some jobs, it would cost. us more jobs in exports .that would be denied1 us; and, sec- ond, even more important, it is highly inflationary." The House of Representatives ways and means committee has proposed quotas on shoe and textile imports. Beyond Vietnam and imports, Nixon ranged over a number of topics, at the news conference. The president announced plans for a major meeting on national defence and the def- ence budget at .the 'Western White House July 27, followed by conferences on the dbinestic budget for fiscal 1972. On the coalition issue, Mxon said he has no significant disa- greement with President Thieu of South Vietnam. But he said the United States still is willing to listen to any Hanoi proposals at the Paris peace talks. Asked about the Middle East, he said the power balance has not been upset but the move- ment of Soviet weapons and men to the Mideast to man the weapons causes the U.S. con- cern because a continuation could tip the scales. CALGARY (CP) Rev. Joseph Hadjusik, 58, was iden- tified today as the Roman Catholic priest who was shot Monday night when he called at a home in southwest Cal- gary. Father Hadjusik, the parish priest for a 250 family Hun- garian community, came to the city from Montreal about a year and a half ago. A police spokesman said the shooting occurred about 6 p.m. with a hunting rifle. (At 2603 34 St: Police said Anton Szabo, 58. was arrested and charged with non-capital murder. He was to appear in court today. Exhibition Program TUESDAY races show house enter- tainment WEDNESDAY show 12 Casino show pari-mu- tuels races fash- ion show show, grand- stand House en- tertainment LONDON (CP) Iain Ma- cleod, as chancellor of tne ex- chequer the second most power- ful man in Britain's new Con- servative government, died sud- denly Monday night of a heart attack. There was speculation that Prime Minister Edward Heath would ask Home Secretary Re- ginald Maudling to take over the financial post. Macleod was 56, had been in politics 25 years, and had a not- able career. First elected to the House of Commons in 1950, he was elevated to the cabinet only two .years later by Winston Churchill. Between 1952 and 1961 he was successively health minister, laborminister and co- lonial secretary, then for two years was chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, leader of the House of Commons and chairman of the Conservative party. Macleod gave up his govern- ment and party posts in Octo- ber, 1963, to protest the man- oeuvring by Prime Minister Harold Macmillan which re- sulted in Sir Alec Douglas-Home being named Macmillan's suc- cessor. But a year later Ma- cleod led the Conservatives' fight against the Labor govern- ment's steel nationalization bill, and after Heath replaced Doug- las-Home as party leader in mid-1965, Macleod became jhe financial expert in the Tory shadow cabinet. He was one of the most forml- IAIN MACLEOD notable career dable debaters in Commons, with what was considered the best memory in Parliament, a rasping incisiveness and quick, acid rejoinders for his debating opponents. WIFE AT BEDSIDE Macleod was stricken as ha prepared for bed at 11 Downing Street, the chancellor's official residence. He died 10 minutes later, his wife Eva by his side. He had been released on Sun- day from a hospital where underwent an emergency ap- pendectomy July 7. Govt. Not Bound To Guideline Die For Pig GAGLIARI, Sardinia (AP) Three men drowned Monday in the Cixerri River east of this is- land regional capital in an at- tempt to save a pig. The pig had separated from a herd of swine and stumbled into the river. TORONTO (CP) Labor Minister Bryce Mackasey said Monday night the federal gov- ernment is not necessarily bound to a six-per-ceht wage guideline in its contract negotia- tions with postal workers. Questioned at a news confer- ence, he said the six-per-cent figure called for. by the federal prices and incomes commission as an anti-inflationary measure is "only a guideline." He described negotiations be- tween the treasury board and the Council of Postal Unions as "a normal collective bargaining situation." Mr. Mackasey said he hopes the 6.3-per-cent wage increase recommended by Judge Rene Lippe of Montreal might prov- ide a basis of settlement, but added: "However, from what I hear, just as tlie government has not yet made an offer that high, the unions have not suggested one that low." Mr. Mackasey also said Can- ada has passed the turning point in unemployment, and next month's statistics would show an improvement. He said the recent increase in unemployment has been accom- panied by record employment because the work force is ex- panding rapidly. The labor minister said it was the job of the government to stimulate the economy so it can absorb new workers. He said if management, labor and government all practise a "degree of restraint" to fight in- flation, it will enable the gov- ernment to relax its fiscal and monetary policy a "little ear- lier" and thus reduce unemploy- ment. 'We've developed a machine that Search Pressed For Big Plane HALIFAX (CP) Air-sea rescue officials said today the search for a missing Soviet AN- 22 cargo plane with 23 persons on board will continue "until all possible leads and clues have been exhausted." The big, four-engined turbo- jet disappeared Saturday on a flight from Keflavik, Iceland, to Halifax, i t s next scheduled fuelling stop while carrying earthquake relief sup- plies to Peru, Youth Shot To Death LAWRENCE, Kas. (AP> An 18-year-old youth has been shot to death in the latest of a, series of clashes between city police and about 150 young resi- dents of this university town. Harry Nicholas Rice of Lea- wood, Kan., a University of Kansas freshman last term, was hit in the head during a disturb- ance Monday night a block from the main campus gate. Merton R. Olds of Topeka, a graduate. student enrolled for summer study, suffered a minor gunshot wound in the calf of his right leg. A policeman, Don Dalquist, 26, was injured when a brick or rock hit him on the right cheekbone. CNR TRAIN DERAILED Aerial shot shows CNR passenger train lying half in water of Skeeno River Monday 20 miles east of Prince Rupert. Twenty passengers were injured, one critically. Four cars jumped the tracks. A jplit rail is believed to have caused the de- railment, Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN TJAVENOUS Tony PuM anx- iously waiting for a downtown pancake breakfast to start and trying to forget the smell of sizzling bacon by listening to the Regina Police Boys Band GOV.-. Gen. Koland Micliencr, asked during his morning exercises if members of parliament ran, replying, "Yes, every four years."