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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THIIKinFR STORMS TOMIRHT HIGH FORECAST TUESDAY 80. The letkbridge Herald VOL. LXV _ No. 180 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JULY 24, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGE'S Dockmen propel U.K. toward general strike London (AP) Striking long- shoremen shut down all major British ports today to protest the arrest o[ five London dock- ers. Thousands o[ workers in other key industries walked out in sympathy, propelling the country towards its first general strike since 1926. By mid-day most of the coun- try's dockers had joined City girl named Dairy princess EDMONTON (CP) Karen Boulton, a 17-year-old brunette from Lethbridge, hzs won the title of Alberta's Dairy Princess for 1972. She won the crown after a competition involving an inter- view with a panel of four judges and a test of lier ability in handling a milking machine. The runner-up was Elaine Taylor, IB, of Calgary. The win, announced at Klon- dike Days, left the title in southern Alberta. Last year's princess was Carol Bancroft of Cochrane. Karen will reign one be- fore competing in the national final at the 1973 Canadian Na- tional Exhibition in Toronto. Miss Bancroft competes in the 1972 national final next month. Karen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Boulton of Leth- bridge. She is a student at Kate Andrews High School, Coaldale. She plans to attend the Univer- sity of Alberta upon gradu- ation. YOUNG WARRIOR Seeming a little ex- Iiausled, this youthful dancer at the Kainai In- dian Days, which ended on the Blood reserve Sunday, seems to have the sympathy of the more senior Blackfoot Indian dancer. See other pictures on page 10, slory on page 9. Groenen Pholo Spiro will be henchman in campaign WASHINGTON (CP-Reuter) President Nixon's decision to retain Vice-President Spiro Agnew on the Republican ticket and Ins refusal to debate with the Democratic challenger are seen here as actions which will further polarize the presidential race in Novem- ber and an indication Nixon plans to emphasize states- manship in his re-election bid. Observers now see Nixon as making no attempt to win over young voters and some of the Democrats dis- enchanted with what they feel is radicalism on the part of Senator George McGovern, the Democratic party presidential candidate. With Agncw at his side, observers look for the president lo assume a statesman's stance in the cam- paign, emphasizing his visits to Peking and Moscow, his conclusion of a pact with the Soviet Union limiting 1 he deployment of nuclear weapons and his moves liis aides hope successful, liy election lime to fight inflation and unemployment. Nixon's campaign strategist will emphasis the necessity of his running the country, while the vice- president will play the role of the hard-hitting politician. KEEPS WINNING TEAM When Nixon said he wanted to retain Agnew be- cause he did not want lo break up a winning team, ho meant also he did not want to alter Ihc campaign stra- tegy which brought him to the White House four years ago. The strategy included conceding the votes of Ihe poor, the blacks olhor disaffected Americans lo Me- Govern and conccnlrating again on winning the voles of the middle Americans the so-called silent majority. Tliis includes, his critics charge, an oul right .appeal In Soul hern whites, based on Ihe president's stand against using buses to transport while children lo black schools lo achieve racially-integrated classrooms. The moderates in Nixon's party hnd hoped he would select ns his running mate Senator Edward Brooke, a black from Massachusetts, or Senator Charles Percy of Illinois, a liberal. Former treasury sccrclary John Connally, once Ihe Democratic governor of Texas, wns rcjcclcd for Ihc No. 2 post, it was thought, because he could do more pood for Ihe president's campaign as a Democrat trying In over others hi his parly than as newly-enrolled Republican. Sadat blames U.S. for Egypt's problems CAIRO (Reutcr) President Anwar Sadat said today he had ended the massive Soviet mili- tary presence in Egypt because Moscow had failed to fulfill its arir. commitments. He said the Soviet failure "could have placed me in a tur- moil and internal difficulties and could also have made me unable to control the situation." The president said this was why he decided to review his relations with the Soviet Union. The president, speaking today to some parliamentarians, senior officers of the armed forces and members of the Arab Socialist Union at Cairo Univer- sity, maintained that the stand of the Soviet Union was a friendly one. He said that pledges and guarantees given to Israel by the United States were the basis of Egypt's problem. The president said it was the U.S. position and not the Soviet position that had led to reper- cussions in the Middle East. Sadat was addressing parliamentarians, senior forces officers and members of the Georgian Bay claims 10 in small overloaded boat MIDLAND, Ont. (CP) Seven children and three adults apparently drowned in Georgian Bay Sunday night when their small aluminum boat, over- loaded with 12 persons and camping equipment, sank de- spite frantic efforts lo bail the sinking craft. Provincial police said eight children and four adults, mem- bers of (wo families from Au- rora and Holland Landing norlh of Tnronlo. had set out in Ihe 12-foot boal for a week's camp- ing on nearby Snake Island. They were about half way to the island, a rocky, uninhabited area six miles from here, when the boat was swamped and sank. The only known survivors were a 10-year-old girl, who stayed afloat for more than two hours with a life preserver, and her mother, who swam safely to shore after five-foot wnves lore her Ihree-year-old son from her arms. Arab Socialist Union In Cairo University. His speech was carried live by radio and television. Sadat said the promises given by Washington to Israel were: 1. To prevent the UN Security Council resolution compelling Israel to go back to pre-1967 war positions. 2. To see to It that no settle- ment is imposed on Israel with- out direct negotiations. 3. To maintain military su- premacy for Israel. CRITICIZES U.S. The Egyptian president also blamed the United States for the failure of the Big Four power talks on Ihe Middle East and the failure of the peace mission by UN special envoy Gunner Jarring. Sadat charged the United States with waging a war of nerves against Egypt. Sadat made it clear there had been Egyptian-Soviet diver- gences in view in 1971 which he conveyed to the central commit- tee of he Arab Socialist Union. Sadat said when Soviet Presi- dent Nikolai Polgorny visited Cairo in May, 1971, he promised lo settle these points of diver- gence in four days, but id not keep his promise. the stoppage that began Friday in London, Liverpool and Hull. Longshoremen in Southampton, Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol, Swansea, Ipswich and other ports walked out today. Miners, printers, car workers and truck drivers also went on strike today in a massive show of support for the five long- shoremen jailed Friday for ille- gal picketing in a London dock- land dispute. It was the first order to jail workers given by Britain's new Industrial Relations Court set up under a controversial strike- control law that was enacted earlier this year. The ruling im- mediately touched off strike moves and a direct confronta- tion between organized labor and Prime Minister Edward Heath's Conservative govern- ment. CABINET MEETS Heath's cabinet met before the prime minister was due to receive leaders of Ihe Trades Union Congress, Ihe voice of Britain's organized labor repre- senting nine million workers. TUG leaders demanded dur- ing the weekend that the jailed dockers be released and the strike-control law be suspended if Ihe government wants to avert a national dock strike. The government is expected to refuse both demands. TUC leaders said they would resist pressure for the time being for other unions to join the walkout in a general strike. But some unions clearly thought otherwise. Truck drivers went on strike today and their union leader predicted a lotal stoppage o[ freight haulage on British road! within 46 hours. Ironically, it was a dispute be- tween drivers and dockers that led to the picketing controversy in the first place. Both want to unload container trucks at in- land depots. Once the court or- dered the dockers jailed, how- ever, the drivers -joined in con- demning the ruling. MINERS OUT Nearly miners walked out today in. South Wales, Scot- land and Yorkshire. NEWSPAPERS IDLE In London, printers stopped work and prevented newspapers from publishing here for the second straight day. Maintenance workers downed tools at a parts plant in Bir- mingham, a major supplier to Britain's biggest car builder, British Leyland. More than 400 fishmarket porters walked out in Grimsby. The dock shutdown and the threat of walkouts by other un- ions both seemed certain to cut back British industrial produc- Jane Fonda calls Nixon 'a traitor' PARIS (AP) American ac- tress Jane Fonda arrived in Paris from Hanoi on Sunday and said: "There is a very seri- ous traitor in our midst and I think it is Richard Nixon." She said the was not anyone who was trying to stop Ihe war but "someone who was committing the most heinous crimes I think have ever been committed." tion at an awkward time. The pound already is weak and the nation needs more foreign trade earnings to stage an economic recovery. The strikes can only reduce exports. Financial markets took the strike news grimly. The pound dropped sharply in foreign ex- change markets and share prices tumbled on the stock ex- change. Price of bread rises in city The cost of living has taken a slight jump in Lethbridge, with one major bakery raising the price of a Joaf of bread by two cents and others planning to follow suit. McGavin Toaslmaster Ltd. made its increase effective Thursday without public an- nouncement, raising the price to 30 cents from 1% cents a loaf. A spokesman for McGavin's said the increase was due to rising costs, particularly sal- ary demands of employees. He said the need for a price increase resulted partly from a recent contract settlement in Calgary. The local union is due to start talks with Ihe com- pany shortly. Manager Sen BjiiSB'ii Tunbridgc was not available for comment. fGA manager Sonny Chollack said he expects a similar in- crease, but as yet has received no notification of price change from head office. Lakeview Bakery Lid. said prices would remain the same in the bakery, but their product would increase in price for sale at local food stores. The manager of Colonial Bakery said that "if prices in all the small shops go up, then ours will." A spokesman for Even Erick- sen's Drive-in Pastry Shop "hadn't heard anything" about a possible increase. British adopt tougher stand against IRA From AP-REUTER BELFAST (CP) A British soldier was shot dead by a sni- per in Belfast today and gunbat- ties in Londonderry killed one man and wounded at least four other persons. The soldier was hit by a sni- per's bullet while on duty at an army post on the edge of the Ballymurphy district, one of Belfast's heavily Roman Catho- lic areas. He was the 103rd soldier to die in the three years of North- ern Ireland's communal strife. The over-all death loll, civilians and soldiers, rose to 473 since 1969. As the violence continued, British troops swooped on two Catholic housing estates in Ar- magh southwest of Belfast and seat of the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy for all Ire- land. Similar raids had been made during the weekend in Belfast by British troops in launching a tougher campaign against Irish Repubu'can Army terrorists. CALLS FOR MOURNING The Ulster Defence Associa- tion, the largest militant Protes- tant organization, called for a day of mourning Tuesday throughout Northern Ireland. The move was prompted by last Friday's b 1 o o d b a t li of bombings and shootings in Bel- fast which left 18 persons dead. A UDA spokesman said mourning was called as a ges- ture in memory of everyone "murdered by the IRA" in the last three years. Protestant militants threat- ened to take action this week against the IRA's barricaded strongholds throughout northern Ireland. DOESN'T NA5IE DAY A spokesman for the paramil- itary Ulster Defence Association made the announcement at a news conference Sunday night and added. "We are not naming the day or specifying the moves we shall take. "But to the Provisional IRA, we issue this warning: Look over your shoulders if and when you leave your ratholes or stop hiding behind innocent chil- dren and women's skirts." There were signs the British government was also ready to take a tougher stance against the IRA. Britain's administrator for Northern Ireland, William Whi- telaw. and Defence Secretary Lord Carrington had talks with Prime Minister Edward Heath, and it was believed a new hard-line strategy was mapped out. Seen and heard About town J7AIHGOER Kasy Camp, hell reverting to child- hood days and taking his girl- friend for a ride on the merry-go-round Marv Kirchner trading his tennis racquet in for a barbecue fork to serve hot rtogs and hamburgers to tennis tourna- ment fans. Rainier man wins major prise Fair attendance short of record ny RON CALDWELL Herald Staff Writer Il.'s over for anolher year but Ihe 1972 edition of Lctbbridgc's Whoop-Up Days will go down in Ihc books as one of the besl ever. Kven Ihoiigh the failed lo co-operalo for most of the week, fair officials say they couldn't be more satisfied with the attendance "considering the weather." "We are very pleased with the turnout we had all week, considering Ihe weather was bad most of the said Andy Anderson, chairman of Ihc L e I h b r i d p e Exhibition Board, this morning. Saigon forces' counlcr-olicnsivc pays off: gain two advances Tin not surprised he looks like that with SAIGON (AP) Soulh Viet- namese troops made major ad- vances on two fronts today, fighting Ihcir wny lo Ihc walls of QunnR Tri Ciladcl in the mii'lhern connlcr-offcnsivo nnd recapturing n second district town on tho central coasL In the air war, American jets bombed the southern sector o[ Hanoi' Sunday for Ihc second successive day, selling a bat- I cry plant on fire and starling a dozen explosions, lira U.S. com- mand reported. A total of fair goers crammed through the gales on Saturday Ihc biggest day al- tcndance-wisc of the week and swelled the total atten- dance lo about short of last year's record attendance of Mr. Andrews stild whiln !hn figures aren't yel available (or the rodeo, "I'm sure thai is go- ing to set a new record." The highlight of the final day probably for the entire the awarding of about worth of major prizes. The big draw was held on Saturday night following tho rodeo compctilions. Vincent O'llana of Rainier, Alia, sfrugglrd home under Iho weight of a bar of gold awarded by Uio Lclhbridgo Joycces. Evelyn Faulkner of Lclh- bridge had a lough decision to make when she won her choice of cither a Dodge Charger or Ford Muslang in the Kinsmen car awards. Darcll P. Dcl'olt u of Frank, Alia, didn't do badly either he got the car Mrs. Faulkner didn't want. The final prize of nn Admiral dishwasher, awarded by CJOC Radio, went lo C. Knowlton of Brockcl. Attendance Day 1972 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday TOTAIS 1971 Record Year ('64) ('69) (72) ('66) (71) (71J ;