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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta CLEAR HIGH FORECAST TUESDAY 80. The Lethkidge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 191 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JULY 26, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES UNEXPECTED COMPANY These piled-up tank cars, among 33 which jumped the tracks Sunday in the middle of a 100-car CP Rail freight train, are about 100 yards from this Lacombe farmer's patio but appear to have come a few feet from "dropping in" unexpected- ly. Lacombe is 70 miles south of Edmonton. Asian clouds blur sunlight of Nixon trip By JOHN RODERICK TOKYO (AP) In East Asia several clouds are Wowing in to shadow the sunlight spawned by pros- pects of a United States-China summit meeting. Taiwan's reaction comes that President Nixon is undertaking a person-to-person approach toward Chou En-lai. But the clouds do not stop there. Japan shows em- barrassment. Hanoi exhibits signs of alarm. The initial North Vietnamese reaction has been one of consternation based, apparently, on the fear that the U.S.-China meeting will produce a new Indochina con- ference of the Geneva type, dominated by the Chinese. After his talks with Nixon's aide, Henry A. Kissinger, Chou made it known that China favors such a confer- ence. Since the Vietnam war began, the Hanoi leadership has managed with difficulty to walk a tightrope between Moscow and Peking. While accepting aid from both countries, it has avoided becoming involved in their bitter ideological quarrel. It played one off against the other and maintained a precarious independence of its own. Hanoi's strategy has extended to keeping the amount of aid from Moscow and Peking roughly equal while politely rejecting any ideas of Chinese or Soviet mili- tary intervention. Hanoi recognized that any change in the balancing act would give one or the other a commanding voice in future decisions. The North Vietnamese have made it evident that they regard the Paris peace talks, where they can nego- tiate independently of China or Russia, as jeopardized by the cbmin" summit. Their anxieties over a Geneva- style conference dominated either by Peking or Moscow stem from the bitter experience of 1954 when the Rus- sians persuaded them to accept half of Vietnam, rather than all of it, on condition that reunification elections would be held later. Conference outgrowth The current Indochina war is an indirect outgrowth! of the 1954 conference. Hanoi has voiced scarcely-concealed warnings to Peking to keep its hands off Vietnam. "The time when a big power could bully a smaller country has ended for North Vietnam has said. Apparently directed at the United States, this can be read by the Communist bloc as applying equally to China. This attack on Nixon's summit diplomacy could be seen as critical of Chou, since the Chinese leader has consented to the meeting. And how about Japan? Unless an understanding is reached with Hanoi before Nixon sits down to his first banquet of Peking duck, Chou may have to strike Vietnam1 off the agenda. Cliou's worries with Hanoi are matched by Nixon's with Japan. The pro-American government of Premier Eisaku Sato was as much in the dark as Hanoi's when the summit initiative took place. Sato's political enemies now are trying to back him into a corner for failing to keep up with the race toward recognition of Peking. Though China is an important factor in maintaining the peace of Asia, some U.S. observers regard Japan as even more vilal to that objective. One line of thought goes this way: "What would it profit to gain the friend- ship of the People's Republic if in tho process Japan's were Lacombe people moved LACOMBE (CP) Testing for potentially dangerous fumes continued today at the scene of the derailment of 33 empty bu- tane and propane cars near this central Alberta community 70 miles south of Edmonton. Two farm families were eva- cuated after the derailment Sunday two miles north of this town of the middle cars of a southbound Canadian Pacific Railway freight train. No persons were injured. An engineer said the cars "just seemed to uncouple." BALL OF FIRE The evacuation was ordered after authorities expressed fear more explosion would follow a spectacular blast that sent a ball of fire rising into the air when one of the derailed cars exploded. The evacuated families were not expected to return to their homes until clean-up operations are completed. A CPR spokesman said the wreckage may be cleared by late today. Telephone connections be- tween Edmonton and Red Deer were cut Sunday. r Trudeau plans news conference OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Tnideau will hold a news conference here Tuesday at 3 p.m. MST. His office said today Mr. Tru- deau does not plan to make any announcements, such as cabinet changes. Mr. Trudeau will leave hero Friday for 12 days in the Atlan- tic provinces, then go on vaca- tion with his wife. The vacation spot has not been announced. Four escape from Ponoka hospital WETASKIWIN (CP) Four men, considered to be dan- gerous, escaped Sunday night from the Alberta Hospital at Ponoka and RCMP have issued a warning to motorists not to pick up hitchhikers on High- ways 2, 2A and 13 in the Wetas- kiwin area. Typhoon Nadiue heads for China HONG KONG (Reuter) Ty- phoon Nadine headed for China today after killing seven per- sons as it cut across Taiwan. The Nationalist Chinese Cen- tral news agency monitored here said Nadine struck Taiwan Sunday afternoon and after leaving seven dead and 27 in- jured in its wake was moving toward southeastern China. Radio Peking, warning of the typhoon's approach, said it was expected to pass over the Tai- wan Straits today and then land on the southeast coastal area. UP, UP AND AWAY Saturn rocket roars away from launch pad Monday Apollo eyes moon Sudan execution report denied From Reuter-AP KHARTOUM (CP) A high Sudanese government official said today former interior min- ister Maj. Farouk Hamadallah, one of the key leaders hi last week's abortive coup here, had not in fact been executed as re- ported Sunday. The official also said the trial of Col. Babakr El-Nur, named president by the rebels who seized control for ttiree days, was completed today and sen- tence had been passed. But he refused to announce the sen- tence until it was confirmed by President Jaafar El-Nimeiry. Nur and Hamadallah, his chief aide, were hi London at the time of the coup last Mon- day. The airliner taking them to Khartoum Thursday was forced down in Libya and they were handed over io Nimeiry who re- sumed power later that day. It was reported by Sudanese officials Sunday that Hamadal- lah was sentenced to death and had been executed before a fir- ing squad and Nur's trial was to resume today. Seven other coup leaders al- ready had been executed for their parts in the pfot and the government official said an- other two were shot today and a third sentenced to be hanged. ARREST COMMUNISTS Meanwhile, police arrested1 die fugitive secretary-general of the Sudanese Communist party, Abdel Khaek Mahjoub, who has been described as a master- mind of the indica- tions were that he would be tried for treason, with the pros- ecution demanding the death penalty. The men shot today were named as Maj. Ahmed el Zein, a member of the short-lived Revolutionary Command Coun- cil established under the coup, and Ahmed el Hardallo, con- victed of executing CLptured sol- diers during life coup. Hassle develops over transplant By KENNETH L. WHITING CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) Dr. Chrisliaan N. Bar- nard's latest transplant .patient was in satisfactory condition today with his two new lungs and heart working adequately, a hospital bulletin reported. Following the operation at Groote Schuur Hospital Sunday, a hospital spokesman said the heart and lungs were function- ing normally, but "it is too early to make any prediction about the immediate or long- term result." Adrian Herbert, 49, a Cape Town dental technician, re- ceived his new heart and lungs from Jackson Gunya, about 28, who died Saturday night from injuries he received in a fight. The operation was Barnard's first combined heart-lung trans- plant, and the world's fourth. The previous ones were done in the United States. All the pa- tients died. Rosaline Gunya, wife of the donor, complained that no one had informed her that her hus- band was to be used as a donor when she visited him in hospital before he died. WOULD HAVE REFUSED "I would never have given permission for such a thing if I had Mrs. Gunya said. A hospital spokesman said Gunya's relatives could not be located before the operation. Herbert was reported to be colored, the official South Afri- can term for mulattoes. Gunya was black. Barnard's team performed the world's first human heart graft Dec. 3, 1967, on Louis Washkansky, who survived 18 days. Two of the team's seven heart-transplant patients are living 39-y e a r -o 1 d woman who received a new heart in 1969 and a 45-year-old man who was operated on last May. Fair shatters attendance records CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) The Apollo 15 ex- plorers rocketed out of earth orbit today at p.m. MST and streaked toward the moon on another search for lunar secrets. They are to conduct man's first driv- ing expedition on the surface, a quest among towering mountains and along the side of a deep canyon. The Endeavour later docked successfully with the spidery moon lander Falcon at the first at- tempt. BREAK AWAY Col. David R. Scott, Lt.-Col. James B. Irwin and Maj. Alfred" Worden, all United States Air Force officers, broke away from the embrace of earth's gravity as a jarring rocket blast shot them out of orbit and sent them winging toward their dis- tant target and one of history's greatest scientific explorations. For nearly three hours, the astronauts had circled the globe in the command ship Endea- vour, checking the craft's hundreds of systems before committing themselves to the three-day outward voyage. Then they re-ignited the third stage of their Saturn V rocket and their speed accelerated to about miles an hour from. The Saturn V propelled them away from their home planet right on time at a.m. as an estimated one million persons watched in the Cape Kennedy area. "Good Scott told the launch crew. "It was a very smooth ride all the way." ALL STAGES FIRE Ail three stages of the Saturn V fired precisely on schedule and propelled the spacemen rid- ing in the command ship Endea- vour into earth orbit more than 100 miles high. For three days, Scott, Irwin and Worden are to soar across the vast ocean of space and fire into lunar orbit Thursday. On Friday, Scott and Irwin plan to steer the lunar landing craft they call Falcon to a pre- cision landii.g in a basin at the base of the Apennine Mountains, tallest on the moon with peaks rising feet high. They would be the fourth American two-man team to land on the moon in two years. Three attendance records at Whoop Up Days were shatter- ed in a one-day stroke Satur- day when tile final day's paid admissions turned the event into the highest at- tended Lelhbridge and District Exhibition and Rodeo in its 75- year history. The number brought the six day total to about more than the former record set in 1970. The figure also broke the record for a single day's at- tendance. The former records were achieved in 1966 when persons toured tho grounds on Saturday. THE REASONS Exhibition Manager Andy An- drews attributed the increase to the new beer garden a n d the now livestock show which emphasibcd marketing and edu- cation exhibits. Mr. Andrews also suggested the daily horse races and (.he second year of pari mutual betting had much to do with the record. Races at Whoop Up Downs brought in a total of in betting, about more tlian for 1970. An estimated persons attended each of the six days of racing. The seat grandstand attracted close to a capacily audience for all three evenings of chuckwagon and rodeo events. Patrons Saturday watched as Lennard Rains of Colorado Springs, Col. won over about 150 other cowboys for the title of all around cowboy. He ;ilso won (he steer wrestling title. RICHER .Saturday night brought a rash of draws on items ranging from a gold bar to chil- dren's furniture. The coveted gold bar, given by the Letbbridge Junior Chamber of Commerce, was won by Cecil Gordon of 1009 120) St. S. Lucy Malec, 237 20th St. N., had her ticket chosen first in the Lethbridgc Kinsmen car draw and decided on a 1971 Cougar. The second car, a 1971 Vega, went to Mrs. B. J. Thorlacius, 514 27th St. S. Expected to return for the 1972 Whoop Up Days are the educational agricultural Whoop Up Compound, the casino and youth events, which Saturday night dosed off this year's exhibition with a dance backed by the local rock group, Shamen. ATTENDANCE FIGURES 600 casualties in Japan riot NARITA, Japan (Reuter) About 600 casualties were re- ported from bitter day-long fighting today between police and demonstrators on the con- struction silo of Tokyo's second international airport. Apollo at a glance CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) Facts and figures on tile Apollo 15 mission: Launch time: a.m. EDT today. Astronauts: U.S. Air Force Col. David R. Scott, 39; Air Force Lt. Coi. James B. Irwin, 41; Air Force Maj, Alfred M. Worden, 39. Purpose: Man's fourth land- ing on the moon. Scott and Irwin are to land at the base of the Apennine Mountains. During three outside excur- sions hey are to drive a moon car a total of 22 miles, explor- ing the mountain front, a deep canyon, a flat plain, impact craters and other craters be- lieved to be volcanic. They hope to find original lunar crust. Total length of time on the moon: 67 hours, including 20 hours outside the landing craft. During that period Worden conducts extensive scientific and photographic tasks in lunar orbit. Spacecraft names: The command ship is Endeavour, named after a scientific re- search ship commanded in the 18th century by English Cap tain James Cook; the lunar module is Falcon, after the mascot of the U.S. Air Force Academy. Flight duration: 12 days, seven hours, 12 minutes. Cost of mission: Saturn V rocket, million; com- mand ship, million; lunar module, million; lunar surface scientific package, million; orbital scientific package, million; moon car, million; operations, in eluding recovery forces, million. Total million. Seen and heard Previous Record Monday 13.2OT 1IIT1 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday This year's total attends Six-day record (1969) (1969) (1970) (1066) (19G6) TOO 88.793 (1971) Pick Medina jury FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (AP) Selection of a jury was to begin today for the trial of Capt. Ernest Medina, charged with assault and murder of 102 Vietnamese civilians during Iho My Lai sweep more than three years ago. About town JfORMER long-hair Danny Proctor, after a haircut, noting his hair was "as short as my mother's Snm Davidson discovering that after all these years ho could stU! ride a bicycle "no hands" Lome Krnsome breaking his motorcycle clutch cable on the way to work. ;