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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta HIGH FORECAST WEDNESDAY 70 The Lctlibridtic Herald VOL. LX1V No. 192 LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, TUESDAY. JULY 27, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS It's 'go' on moon shot despite engine trouble COUP WENT ASKEW-Col. Babikie el left. The shady lady Madam X in lax bind OTTAWA (CP) "AH we tax appeal board "Boisvert brought Gallic cham and ttCl she had certainly understated her ted: "was it a bookmaking service on horse races or a serv.ce to procuie female say in her testimony, despite counsel's such a calling, .discretion, tact and eBa, and regardless of Sudan rebel tried KHARTOUM (AP) The chief of Sudan's outlawed Com- munist party goes on trial today on charges of masterminding last week's 74-hour coup against President Jaafar El-Nimeiry. The total of announced execu- tions since Nimeiry regained power has risen to 12. Abdul Khalek M a h j o u b, leader of the Communist party, was de- scribed by the official Radio Omdurman as "the No. 1 enemy of the nation, Ihe chief sabo- teur." The government said Mahjoub was arrested at dawn Monday at a hiding place in Khartoum and hu trial would be public. AH other trials of the rebels, held before military courts, have .been closed. Ills conviction and escculiou arc considered certain. The official radio announced five more executions Monday as the government continued its crackdown of Sudanese accused of taking part in the brief coup. Among those shot Monday, Radio Omdurman said, were two members of the rebel junta, Col. Babakr El-Nur, who was to have headed the junta, and Maj. Farouk Hamadallah. CIILIAN HANED Radio Omdurman also re- ported that a civilian, Shafie Ahmed el Sheikh, secretary-gen- eral of the Sudanese trade union federation, was hanged. Posties import expert OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Union of Postal Workers is bringing U.S. labor organizer Saul Alinsky here to help devise tactics to counteract "a cold- blooded administration." The phrase was used in an in- terview today by Mel Wilde, or- ganization director for the postal workers. Mr. Wilde said Postmaster- General Jean Pierre Cote and his deputy, J. A. H. Mackay, have shown themselves to be "anti-worker." "We're not writing off rotat- ing Mr. Wilde said. But Ms. Alinsky's advice would be sought on new tactics to combat professional ganster- ism in the post office. The current contract between the post office and the workers expires next March 26. PLAN MEETINGS Mr. Wilde sairt the union has budgeted for advance or- ganization and wants to start cross-country organization at once. "The long-range objective is for negotiation but we're also having trouble right now." a discreit silence concerning her activities. How was it earned? Madame X said she earned to her declaring income of ]ust over m each of the five tax years m question. But revenue department investigators found she had assets of about in which had swelled amx told the board she was in love .with a New York hotel manager who was appointed to age a California hotel in 1961. They were to have been manied, she said, and this was why he gave her Tste also was named as beneficiary in a life insurance policy taken out by to intended. Madame X said her lover sent her to a week before he died in 1965, plus other gifts of furniture Ind a 765 ring. Her American lover voted her quite often and she went often to the United States, at one point for a period of six months, sometimes staying him and sometimes staving with a number of 0111 MrVOBoTsveit said he would have to accept that Madame X received gifts worth about during the period and that she should be allowed travel expenses If over the same lime. He ordered the revenue department tomake a reassessment with this in mind. Viper danger seen ROMF (AP) Italians were warned today that vipers arc beginning to take over the countryside be- cause of the migration of people to cities. The poisonous snakes, whoso bile can mean death in one case in 10, were described as not only becoming more numerous, but bigger and meaner as well. Experts at a Rome symposium on the viper dan- cer conducted by the biological studies centre of the Knights of Malta, said this is because of the increasing unset of the ecologif al balance. They snid flic steady movement from the country to I he cities is throwing increasingly large parts of rural Italy hack to abandonment where the deadly reddish brown snakes with the triangular heads and sabre shaped fangs could flourish. Prof. Franco Gentile of the Italian Institute of Hcr- pclology at Verona said the snakes are getting bigger because the return of farmland to wilderness is provid- ing more food in the way of mice, small birds and liwmls. At the. siimc lime, lie said, the snakes are Ix'com- ing morn aggressive nf fhn decrease in flicir natural enemies ninn, hogs. birds ot prey and oven Steuart takes over REGINA (CP) D. G. Steuart, deputy leader of the Saskatchewan 'Liberal parly in the last legislature, said he has been chosen unanimously to be Opposition leader at the special session of the legislature which opens Wednesday. He also announced that the 0 p p o s i I ion will debate the throne speech, despite an ear- lier announcement that the priv- ilege would be waived to allow a short session. Mr. Steuart said the date of the Liberal leadership conven- tion to choose a successor In Ross Thatcher will be decided by the Liberal executive. A meeting with the executiva is planned for early in August. Former premier Thatcher was buried Monday in Moose Jaw. He died Friday at the age of S4. The caucus meeting also chose Tom Weatherald as cau- cus chairman and Don Mc- Phcrson as party whip. U.S. negotiator soys farewell PARIS (neuter) David Bruce, chief U.S'. negotiator at the Paris peace talks, said fare- well to French Foreign Minister Maurice Schumann today prior to leaving his post here. The 73-year-old Bruce, who is retiring on health grounds, is duo to leave Paris for home by mid-August. lie will he succeeded by linm J. Porlei', now U.S. ambas- sador to South Korea. There had been "many, many wildcat" strikes because of the pressure the post office admin- istration was putting on workers to speed up mail delivery. The assured mail guaranteeing next-day delivery between major a "propaganda campaign" by the post office and didn't work. As a result, the administration was putting on more pressure. "They're pushing the guys right into the ground. In every possible way they are riding the hell out of the workers." Mr. Alinsky is expected to ar- rive here Wednesday. China envoy presents credentials OTTAWA (CP) Huang Hua, the first Chinese People's Re- public ambassador to Canada, presented h'is credentials to Mr. Justice Wilfred Judson of the Supreme Court of Canada at Government House today. Mr. Justice Judson acted for Governor-General Roland Mich- ener, on holidays in New Bruns- wick. Mr. Huang was accompanied by a small party of aides and made no comment on the pres- entation. The ceremony was pri- vate and only photographers were admitted. MOON TRIP-After th. scheduled Friday landing on the moon Scott and James Irwin will use the lunar rover vehicle, seen m this artist s concept, for man's most ambitious lunar excursion. Three lunar surface are planned, covering more than 20 miles. Britain asks NATO allies to help foot Malta bill LONDON (AP) Britain is reporting asking NATO allies to help pay the additional millions Premier Dom Mintoff wants to let the British keep bases on the strategic Mediterranean island of Malta. Mintoff, Malta's new Socialist premier, scrapped the defence agreement with Britain shortly after1 he took office last month, even though it was not due to expire until 1974. Britain has been paying million a year for base facilities, and Mintoff said he wanted more. Bases on Malta no longer are considered of great importance to NATO, but the Western allies want to keep the Russians from getting them. 3 persons killed near Claresholm No Herald 011 Monday The Herald will not publish Monday, Aug. 2, a civic holi- day. Display advertising f o r Tuesday, Aug. 3, must be re- ceived by noon Thursday, July 29, and for Wednesday, Aug. 4.' by 12 noon Friday, July 30. AH classified advertising received by a.m. Sat- urday, July 31, will appear in The Herald's Tuesday, Aug. 3 edition. Deadline for classi- fied advertising Wednesday, Aug. 4, will be as usual, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3. Three persons were killed in a three car accident on High- way 2 six miles south of Clares, holm Monday afternoon. Nick Thiennen, 66, and his wife, Sara, 64, of 926 9th Ave. S., Lethbridge, died at the scene of the accident. Earthquake jolts South America QUITO, Ecuador (CP) A strong earthquake shook Ecua- dor, Colombia and northern Peru in northwest South Amer- ica Monday night. The U.S. National Earthquake Information Centre in Washing- ton said the quake appeared to be centred 120 miles below ground on the Peru-Ecuador border. Alyce R e i m c h e, 57, of Nashiu, Montana, was also kill- ed and her husband, Emile, was reported in serious condi- tion in Calgary hospital. The driver of a third car, Walter Anderson, 88, and his wife Dorothy, 68, and their son Clarance, 38, from NeUierhill, Sask. were reported in good condition at the Claresholm hospital. Claresholm is 50 miles north- west of Lethbridge. The Guardian reported today that although Mintoff has not yet set a final figure for giving Britain land, sea and air facili- ties, Defence Minister Lord Car- ringlon, in Valletta last week, gained Hie impression Minloff wants aboul million a year. "The general idea of Britain's NATO partners taking on a pro rata share is being ex- plored in Brussels by members of the NATO permanent coun- reported diplomatic corre- spondent Patrick Keatley. In Ottawa, an external affairs department spokesman said no specific request has been made lo Canada to contribute to main- tenance of British bases on Malta. He declined to say what Can- ada's response might be if such a request were made, except to note that Canada is not directly involved in NATO military oper- ations in the Mediterranean. HOUSTON (AP) The Apollo 15 astronauts success- fully fired their main spacecraft engine for one second in a spe- cial test today, clearing the way for a lunar landing attempt on Friday. There is a short circuit some- where in the engine's electrical svstem. If the engine had not fired, astronauts David R. Scott, James B. Irwin and Alfred M. AVorden would have abandoned the landing goal and conducted an alternate lunar-orbit scien- tific mission. Commander Scott fired the large bell-shaped engine at p.m. EDT by pulling a circuit- breaker, then quickly shutting He quickly reported the firing had added about five feet a sec- ond to the speed of the craft. "Okay troops, that sounds repored astronaut Joseph Allen from his capsule communicator's post at Mission Control Centre. MISSION CONTINUES "That burn was exactly what we wanted to Allen said happily. "We'll proceed with a normal mission." "I'm glad you guys down there can figure all that out." Scott commented. "Let's go to hanpy." The engine briefly generated 50 500 pounds of thrust a big kick in weightless space. Slightly more than half an hour before the firing, Apollo 15 passed the halfway point of its outward journey, when it was miles from both earth and moon. Experts at Mission Control in Houston will need time to evalu- ate the engine burn. But flight 1 director Glynn Lunney said ear- lier today that if the power plant fired as planned, the as- tronauts would press on with the landing. Scott and Irwin are to land at the base of the Apennine Moun- tains, the tallest on the moon, to search for clues to the birth of the solar system. A flashing light on the cabin control panel warned the astro- nauts of the possible problem shortly after they were launched from Cape Kennedy Monday on man's fourth lunar landing expedition. Trains roll Seen and heard Sappers hlow up U.S. 'copters SAIGON (AP) Viet Cong sappers slipped into a major al- lied base 30 miles north of Sai- gon early today, blew up four American helicopters valued at more than million and dam- aged a fifth chopper. About town yACATION-BOUND Gordon Ross planning to sit in a recking chair Wednesday and to start rocking Thursday Favian Vidra amazed to see chokecherries ripening on one branch and blossoms on another branch on the same bush John Van Sluys .claiming a picture of him taken in Holland was not taken by a French photo- grapher. LACOMBE (CP) Traffic resumed today on the Cana- dian Pacific Railway's main line between Calgary and Ed- monton when crews completed the rebuilding of track torn up Sunday in the derailment of 32 tank cars. Most of the tank cars were still on their sides near the track and are to be removed later, a CPR spokesman said. They were part of a freight train which was believed to have lost a wheel from one of the cars in the derailment, 15 miles north of Red Deer. Since the derailment, rail passengers have travelled by bus between Edmonton and Red Deer to bypass the block- ed section. Assassination haunts Ted Kennedy NEW YORK (AP) Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith Inc. today became the first brokerage house to have its shares traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Merrill Lynch shares were listed simultaneously on the Midwest Stock Exchange and the Pacific Coast Stock Ex- change. Common stock in Men-rill Lynch, the largest United States Anti-cakiiig agents banned a report, on bis.' OTTAWA i anti- caking agents have been banned from use in seasonings for proc- essed meals because in excess amounts they may produce de- ceptive redness, the federal food and drug directorate announced today. The agenls, magnesium car- bonate and magnesium oxide, are st.ill permitted in seasonings for oilier products bill only in amounts sufficient to stop cak- ing. The du-oeloralc says in ft trade information letter Iliat ex- cessive levels of the agents cause sausages to appear to contain more red meat than is actually present. Consultations with industry and other government bodies lind shown general agreement that they should he prohibited in seasoning for processed menls. Other anli-caking agents are available. brokerage firm, had been traded en the over-the-counter market since it first offered shares publicly June 23. Donald T. Regan, Merrill Lynch board chairman, placed an order to purchase the first 100 shares of his firm's stock to (.ho. trade on Uie NYSE. The opening price was a share. A total of of Merrill Lynch's common shares were listed on the board. Two other major brokerage houses announced plans this week to go public. They were A. G. Edwards and Sons Inc., with headquarters in St. Louis, and Dean Witter and Co. of San Francisco. Three NYSK member firms besides Merrill Lynch currently are oublldy owned. KDWAUI) KENNEDY he'll wait ;