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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SCATTERED'. SHOWERS- FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY 75 VOL. LXIII No. 190 The LetKbrtdge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JULY PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES TRUDEAU HEATH Trudeau Note Touches Off Fireworks By HAROLD MORRISON LONDON (CP) Prime Minister Edward Heath will continue his attempts to persuade Commonwealth leaders that Britain must sell arms' to South Africa to protect sea lanes essential to the Western world, an informant close to Heath said today. "We are old diplomatic hands at this the Informant said when-asked what Heath's reaction was to Prune Minister Trudeau's confidential letter ex- pressing "serious misgivings" about Britain's intended resumption of arms exports to South Africa. Excerpts of the letter received wide publicity in the British press during the weekend. Heath's associates maintain ths letter was "leaked" by Trudeau's team either in London or Ottawa in breach of recognized diplomatic understanding that such exchanges between national leaders must remain confidential. It was reported last Thursday that Trudeau had written the letter but the Canadian government did not disclose its contents. Its appearance in Sunday papers here was the first time detailed 'ontents of the letter were published. Will Seek Support "We will keep a stiff upper lip and continue to attempt to persuade the Commonwealth with the real- ity of our the informant said. "We do not accept the view that unity of the Commonwealth and British arms supplies to South Africa are he added. Since Heath had undertaken to maintain a British military presence in the Far East and since the Soviet military presence in the Indian Ocean had increased, it was more vital than ever that the sea lanes around the Cape of Good Hope receive greater protection, he continued. Trudeau's letter to Heath is described by London commentators today as a crucial new development in Commonwealth opposition to any resumption of weap- ons deals with South Africa. It is suggested in some quarters that the letter will be used by members of Prime Minister Heath's cabinet who are cool towards any arms transaction, as a further argument for their case. Resentment about Trudeau's letter continues to find an outlet in the Beaverbrook newspapers. One of these papers, The Sunday Express, has said that before the Canadian prime minister begins giving advice to such countries as Britain on matters such as the South African question, he should attend to al- leged restrictions on black immigration into Canada. The Communist Morning Star says The Sunday Express was "livid with rage because of the tremendous and growing opposition to the Tory gun- running plan." "The opposition is worldwide and The Star says in an editorial. "If it is kept up and intensified, it .will be strong enough to compel Mr. Heath to drop his shameful scheme." Meanwhile, The Guardian says Ottawa has' become the focus for Commonwealth opposition to the projected shipment of British arms to South Africa. Ottaiva Shocked The Guardian considers Ottawa to have been shocked by what it calls the apparent insouciance of Douglas-Home and other British cabinet members to- wards the Commonwealth. "Canadian ministers consider that if uie Common- wealth were to break up. Canada would lose a valuable counterweight in her relations with the United says The Guardian. Tlie Trudeau letter as it appeared in front pages here took Heath to task roughly for the British govern- ment's decision after its election victory of June 18 to switch the Labor government's policy against selling arms to South Africa. Some excerpts as published in Hie BritLii press: "I must tell you frankly that I have serious mis- givings about your decision to resume sales of certain types of arms to South Africa. "Notwithstanding the careful definition m your policy to emphasize that arms suitable for internal suppression or for use against neighboring African states- will not be supplied, I still fear attention is more likely to be focused on the fact of the resumption of sales in the face of the 1963 UN Security Council resolu- tion than on the nature of the supplies involved or the limitations you envisage concerning the purpose for which they could be used." In Ottawa, a spokesman in Mr. Trudeau's office said the letter to Prime Minister Heath "certainly was not leaked here." An external affairs department spokesman said the letter was sent "through normal diplomatic channels." He said copies were given to both the British high commission in Ottawa and the Canadian high commis- sion in London, Ottawa Won't Stand Shatters All Records Southern Albertans, strong, surged past admission gates Saturday on the final day of Whoop-Up Days to set a new six day record of more than The previous record was 85, 000 set in 1966. The 1970 exhibi- ton and rodeo beat the 1969 figure of by about Black Leader Shot HOUSTON (AP) Police said the chairman of a black militant organization was shot to death Sunday night and four other men wounded in a half- hour exchange of gunfire be- tween police and Negroes. Th disorder broke out in a' Negro district Sunday after a rally protesting the arrest two Negroes Police Chief H. G. Short said were "walking down die street, one with a pistol and one with a shotgun." The dead man was Carl Hampton, 21, chairman of a group known as People's Party II. He died of abdominal wounds in hospital several hours after the shooting broke out. Roy R. Haile Jr., 24, while and said by police to be asso- ciated with the Students for a Democratic Society, was hi poor condition, also with abdominal wounds. Winner Told No Ticket, No Prize EDMONTON (CP) G. G. Mslnychuk's name was drawn for the first prize in the sourdough raft race sweepstakes but he can't find his ticket. No tickets, no prize, offi- cials of the Klondike Days Exposition, sponsors of the race, said today. Mr. Melnychuk is still searching, although he thinks he may have thrown the tick- et away when he discarded some out d a t e d documents from his wallet. Exhibition manager Andy Andrews placed the major share of the credit on three new events: daily casino, horse racing with pari-mutuel betting, and the Water Wonder- land show. Crowds packed the pavilion mezzanine every night for games of blackjack, roulette and other games of chance, al- lowed this year under provin- cial readings of new federal legislation. SMASH HITS A total of was bet during the six days at Whoop- Up Downs for daily eight horse cards. Both the casino and horse races are expected to return next year. Mr. Andrews indi- cated consideration is being given to expanded premises for the casino. Water Wonderland gave both farm and city folk a look at the uses of irrigation and crop diversification, and touted farm produce, such as pork and dairy products, through a series of exhibits. Accounted as an "outstand- ing success" by board presi- dent Dick Gray was the pro- gram of fashion shows, ex- hibits, paint ins and coffee- house performances set up by the two year old Youth Ex- hibition Board. shows which ended Wednesday were followed for the remaining three nights by rodeo. About persons Sat- urday saw Kenny McLean of Okanagan Falls, B.C., named as 1970 top cowboy. SPECIAL WINNERS Also drawing in the crowds, winch beat the 1969 figures four of the six days, were nightly chuckwagon races, a new mid- way .show, commercial, service club and educational exhibits', and the chance to win Whoop- Up Days' yearly top raffle prizes. Winner of the Jaycees' Bar of Gold, announced Satur- day night, was Lillian Bertie of Taber. Two cars, estimated at a total value of were won by Mrs. Dawn May and Wilfred Garceau, both of Leth- bridge. The cars are annually raffled off by the Lethbridge Kinsmen Club. From the opening of the ex- hibition Monday by Governor- General Roland Michener to the closing notes of Calgary's rock group, Gainsborough Gal- lery, at the Saturday night dance, the 1970 Whoop-Up Days was a "wonderful Mr. Gray said. "Every other fair this year has been down. We're up." Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN ENGINEER Ted Law- rence, one of several people at city hall seen hold- ing a conversation with a dummy which was part of a Whoop-Up Days display in the foyer Lcroy Little Bear commenting at the fourth annual Kainai Indian Days that there are always four signs of an Indian gath- ering: children, dogs, horses and policemen. For Soviet Bullying OTTAWA (CP) Fisheries Minister Jack Davis said today he will "spend a night or two" aboard a fishing vessel off the West Coast this week to keep an eye on the Russian fleet fishing in the area. Mr. Davis said in an interview that his trip, scheduled to take place "by the is part of a plan to step up surveillance following the sideswiping of the JACK DAVIS checks situation Jordan Accepts Plan By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Jordanian cabinet agreed Sunday night to accept the Un- ited States ceasefire proposal to get Middle East peace negotia- tions moving again, but with the reservation that it cannot stop the Palestinian guerrillas. The Israeli cabinet postponed a decision on the U.S. proposal after a siX'hour meeting Sun- day. The Jerusalem Post, which usually reflects the Israeli gov- ernment's thinking, says the ca- binet probably will give a "qualified affirmative reply" but will request "firm guaran- tees that the ceasefire will not be exploited." The newspaper says Israel will insist en an indefinite cease- fire rather than the 90-day truce period U.S. State Secre- tary William P Rogers pro- posed for Egypt, Jordan and Is- rael. Members of the Israeli government contend that the Egyptians would use a limited ceasefire period to fortify mis- sile sites and other military po- sitions along the Suez Canal. President Gamal Abdel Nas- ser of Egypt approved the pro- posal last week after the Soviet Union endorsed it. Syria re- jected it Sunday as expected, and so did Iraq, which has troops stationed in Jordan. Jordan's conditional accept- ance followed a day-long meet- ing Sunday of Premier Abdel Moneim Rifai's cabinet and an announcement by the guerrillas Saturday night that they will fight on for "complete liberation of Palestine." Meantime armed left wing Palestinian commandos march- ed through the streets of Am- man today shouting slogans against President Gamal Nasser of Egypt and de- nouncing the acceptance of a United States Middle East peace proposal by Egypt and Jordan. Port Alberni, B.C., trawl- ler Deas Island by, a Rus- sian vessel Saturday. HEADS TOGETHER Mr. Davis said he and Def- ence Minister Leo Cadieux and External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp are "putting their heads together" to coma up with a plan to prevent simi- lar incidents in the future. Although he declined to go into detail on their plans, the fisheries minister said he did not rule out sending Canadian destroyers to the area. "National defence is prepared to assist us in our surveillance. "The Russian ships are well equipped, they have all the' modern radar equipment, they know what's in their path. "They must be planning their courses right in the path of Ca- nadian vessels. "We won't stand for this bullying. We have a traditional right to be there." Mr. Davis said he talked to Mr. Cadieux and Mr. Sharp to muster a "show of concern in the area" and determine meth- ods of surveillance. He said the Soviet vessels must be clearly identified be- fore a strong case can be made against them. Recent legislation whereby the fisheries department can prevent supply vessels from docking for fuel and repairs gives his department "some le- verage" hi dealing with Russian shipping, Mr. Davis said. A committee from Russia was asking for another meeting on the issue of supply vessels and he would bring up the matter of collision incidents at this meet- ing. In the meantime, Mr. Davis said he hopes his presence on a Canadian fishing boat could at least delay the chance of some Canadian trawler getting "hit right amidships." Arabs Cross Caiwl TEL AVIV (AP) Egyptian jets crossed the Suez canal to strike at Israeli positions today and two of them were shot down by Israeli airmen, the military command reported. It identified the Egyptian jets as MiG-17s and said it was the first crossing of the canal by Egyptian warplanes in a month. A spokesman said a third Egyptian plane was hit by ground fire but didn't say whether it was seen to fall. The MiGs were engaged by Israeli planes when they made their second attack of the day on Israeli positions in the north- ern sector of the canal zone. The spokesman said the air battle took place west of the wa- terway over Egyptian terri- tory and the two pilots were seen bailing out. Spatting Snowdon Story Spiked NEW YORK (CP-Reuters) The Ladies Home Journal says Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon are having dif- ficulties which they parade in public. The couple should "either disappear from public He or make the best of a bad said the magazine in an .article by a British aristocrat. PRINCESS MARGARET LORD SNOWDON The article was brushed aside in London today as un- true. "On formal occasions they admittedly put up a show, but informal gatherings... should not be wrecked by the gloom that the S'nowdons can p r o d u c writes a well- placed British aristocrat under the assumed name of Antonia Chatsworth. At one party, Snowdon began to speak privately with his host when the princess ap- peared at the doorway and de- manded he return to the party because she wanted to dance, the host is quoted as saying. BORE ME' .Snowdon is reported to have replied: "Oh, go away. You bore me." An owwr ;f a leading art eaiiery in London is quoted in the article as saying that once when Princess Margaret slightly criticized a painting which Snowdon admired, her husband said: "What in hell do you know about art any- The article says Lord Snow- don's friends blame the prin- cess for the difficulties be- cause she is determined to participate in "every uncon- ventional get-together, all the while demanding complete 'royal treatment' which makes it impossible for him to retain friends with the bo- hemian circles he enjoys." The princess's friends blame Snowdon who they think "should pay her more respect and help her under- stand that artists, miters, etc., can't be treated as equals one moment and dis- missed like peasants the next." The author blames the diffi- culties on the princess giving up her first love, Peter Town- send, because he is a com- moner and divorced man, _j Irate Villagers Fire Shots At Fishing Boats MADELEINE CENTRE, Que. (CP) Villagers in this tiny fishing community have fired shots at fishing trawlers which they say threaten their liveli- hood, Mayor Omer Boucher said today. "Shots have been he said in a telephone interview. The 850 residents of the Gaspe village 310 miles northeast of Quebec City depend upon the sea or the tourist trade for their living. DIES Salazar, 81, former dictator of Por- tugal, died today, the office of the secretary of informa- tion said. No one was hurt in the inci- dent. Mayor Boucher said that in the last two weeks 18 trawlers, some with Nova Scotia registra- tion, have been fishing off the village in the Gulf of St. Lawr- ence, depleting the residents' catch and fouling the beaches. "It's the mayor continued, "that the trawler fishermen have a five-year per- mit to fish for herring but they are fishing not only for herring but also for cod. "Thus, the cod are frightened and our local fishermen cao take almost nothing." "We would like the govern- ments to consider the matter and prohibit foreigners from fishing within the three miles of the coast." He said his admK'stration has already complained to the fed- eral and Quebec governments without any success. A federal government spokesman said today the problem is a provin- cial matter. On Sunday, Louis-Marie Gui- mond, who supports a wife and five children by selling his yearly cod catch to Montreal markets, warned that "Gaspe- sians can't be pushed around." "If nothing is done to get rid of these he said, "we'll go out and drive them away ourselves." Asked whether guns would be used, he said: "Why shouldn't we? Everyone else is using them these days." Castro: 'Fire Me CARACAS, Venezuela (Reu- ters) Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba warned Cubans Sunday night that more hardships and hard work are waiting for them and painted a picture of an inef- ficient economy heading toward serious deterioration. Admitting that leaders of the revolution had proved "an ex- pensive lot" during the first 10 years of his .administration, Castro said the Cuban people could look for another leader if they feel it is necessary. The Cuban premier said in a speech monitored by Radio Ha- vana and received here that lack of labor resources and many other problems will ag- gravate the economic situation in the next five years. The speech, which lasted 314 hours, turned out to be the most penetrating self-criticism ever spelled out by Castro. It came as Cuba celebrated the 17th an- niversary of the Cuban revolu- tion and the biggest sugar har- vest in Cuban history. "If there is something to be said, it is that we (Cubans) have proved Castro said, adding that only Cubans themselves could be held "un- questionably responsible for our inefficiency in the revolutionary process." "Our enemies are correct in saying that we have problems, that there is unhappiness and that there are he added. "I can be substituted when- ever the people Castro said amid boos and shouts of "No." He added that it would be hypocrisy to replace him. Artificial Northern Lights Test Set For Tonight OTTAWA willl create a display of artificial northern lights tonight or early Tuesday by releasing a barium vapor cioud 125 miles above the earth. The National Research Coun- cil said today that if weather conditions hold firm a IW-ton Black Brant rocket with eight scientific experiments aboard will be launched from its Churchill, Man., research range. An NRC spokesman said one experiment will cause a start- ling display of man-made north- ern lights when the barium cloud is released. It is expected to touch off a brilliant red and violet display visible within a radius of far south as Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. Four countries are participat- ing in the rocket ada, West Germany, Sweden and United States. The rocket, manufactured by Bristol Aerospace Ltd., Winni- peg, will carry a 495-pound nose cone 185 miles into the atmos- phere. Tile rocket launch is sched- uled for p.m. CDT today or a.m. Tuesday. If weather is u n s u i t a b 1 e, the launch time will be put off on a day-to-day basis. Woman Killed Near Crestou CRESTON (CP) Elizabeth Sailch Thomas, 34, of North Vancouver was killed Saturday in a two-car collision near East Kooteaay point, ;