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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY 55-60. The Lethbridge Herald ? ? ? ? ? VOL. LXIV - No. 149 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JUNE 7, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS - 18 PAGES Russians achieve inajor feat in exploration of space ar rain United States eager to shed defence load By CARL HARTMAN LISBON (AP) - The United States Is eager to shed some of the European defence burden. So Washington and its North Atlantic allies have agreed on a thorough investigation of Moscow's offer to negotiate troop cuts by both sides. It remains to be seen whether West European countries - Britain, West Germany, France and others - are ready to take more of the load from American shoulders. This was the upshot of NATO's annual two-week "spring season." ft opened at Mittenwald, a resort in the Bavarian Alps. The show had been billed only as a review by defence ministers of how tactical nuclear weapons might or might not be used in a European war - if one ever occured. It turned into a major diplomatic performance. Willy Brandt, West Germany's chancellor, came up to say he would not stand in the way of talks with Moscow about troop cuts. It had been feared he would insist there be a settlement on Berlin first. Then the scene shifted to Brussels, headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Melvin R. Laird, U.S. defence secretary, made a plea for European aid, especially to the U.S. 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean. Europeans, he said, must give more support than they have given in the past to U.S. defence efforts. France opposed Ministers of defence representing 14 NATO allies - all except France - agreed that some defence outlay would be needed. French leaders, too, were heard in the wings saving that their defence spending had reached a low point and that the only way to go was up. But no concrete sign appeared of additional outlay beyond what 10 European allies promised in. December: another $1 billion to be spent over the next five years, in addition to the $100 billion they would be spending anyhow over that period. Lord Carrington, Britain's minister of defence, said H was just not realistic politics to expect any massive increase in defence spending. Defence Minister Helmut Schmidt of West Germany reminded Laird that Europe bad its equivalents of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield; influential political leaders who feel that governments can find better things to do with their money.than to build defence against a Soviet attack they are convinced will never come.. The United States will have to wait until December to see just how increased defence efforts, agreed at the end of 1970, may be translated into reality. Experts said this spending could amount to considerably more than the scheduled $1 billion, but no figures were available. Looked at Europe The tour ended at Lisbon, where foreign ministers concentrated on the situation in the centre of Europe. They agreed that they had made progress in negotiations on Berlin, a major cause of uneasiness since the Second World War. They were encouraged by a new readiness of the Soviet Union to join in taking responsibility for free access to isolated West Berlin by land, water and air across 110 miles of East German territory. Rogers was pleased when the NATO allies agreed to make an intensive exploration of Soviet intentions on negotiating troop cuts, but he was suspecious that the Soviet offer may still prove to be an elaborate manoeuvre designed to raise the prestige of the Communist government in East Germany by getting it invited to a general conference. In any case, the Western allies will explore just what Moscow will do and in the fall, the allies will send their No. 2 men on foreign affairs to a special meeting in Brussels. They will review what they have learned of Soviet intentions. Then they may appoint an experienced diplomat - perhaps Manlio Brosio of Italy, by then retired as NATO'3 tecretary-general - to pursue the negotiations. This would put off or perhaps eliminate entirely the need to bring the East German government into the picture. Whether (he Kremlin will go along with this procedure to another question, j MOSCOW (AP) - In a step toward building orbital space stations, the Soviet Union's manned Soyuz n linked up today with the space laboratory Salute launched seven weeks . ago and three cosmonauts went ' aboard. The two craft together formed a vehicle 60 feet long and 12 feet in diameter weighing 25 tons, Tass news agency said. Its volume was given as 3,521 cubic feet. "A Soviet manned orbital scientific station is functioning," the agency reported. Reuter news agency quoted Tass as saying only two of the three-man crew entered Salute. But it adds that the two craft are linked by a connecting tunnel and that crew members are able to go back and forth without difficulty. The linkup climaxed a chase through space lasting more than 25 hours. Soyuz 11 streaked into orbit Sunday morning and began pursuing Salute, launched April IS. The rendezvous, linkup and transfer was a key manoeuvre which must be perfected if the Soviet Union is to carry out its high priority goal of building a permanent orbiting space laboratory. FORESEE SPACE NETWORK Soviet space scientists envision a network of such space stations circling the earth and manned by crews which could be relieved by transport rockets. The rockets would dock with the station, link up a n d transfer the crew through airtight passageways. Stations like Salute could serve as the cores of such stations and the' transport rockets' could link up to them like spokes to the hub of a wheel. Soyuz weighs V/i tons and Salute 17% tons. In Washington, Dr. James C. Fletcher, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space administration, described the manning of the Soviet space station Salute as a major milestone in the exploration of space, and wished the cosmonauts "every success in their mission." CIVILIAN GOES FIRST Moscow television reported that the first man in today's linkup to make his way into Salute was Viktor Patsayev, the crew's 37-year-old civilian test engineer. Patsayev is a specialist in the docking mechanisms and systems of orbital stations. He . trained with Nikolai Rukavish-nikov, the test engineer aboard Soyuz 10. The second man to go aboard was Vladimir Volkov, the flight engineer. At 35, he is the youngest, but most experienced, of Soyuz ll's crew. Volkov was one of the "heavenly seven" cosmonauts-as the Soviet Press called them-who were crews of the multiple Film actor's heart stops LOS ANGELES (Reuter) -Academy Award-winning actor Van Heflin was in critical condition here today after suffering a heart attack while doing his daily 20 laps in his swimming pool. The 60-year-old actor was dragged out of the pool by a handyman. The handyman, Emmit Jecks, said Heflin was hanging on to the pool ladder with his head barely above the water and unable to talk. Cedars of Lebanon Hospital authorities said the actor's heart had stopped when he was taken to a nearby clinic and he was revived with electrical shock treatment. Heflin won the 1942 Oscar for best supporting actor for his role as a drunken stooge of a big-city gangster in Johnny Eager. His latest major role was as the mad bomber in Airport. Dief's brother in poor shape SASKATOON (CP) - Former prime minister John Die-fenbaker said his brother Elmer, 73, was unconscious and in poor condition Sunday after an attack of jaundice. Elmer Diefenbaker was admitted to hospital after a heart attack in February and has been receiving treatment Soyuz 6, 7 and 8 missions In October, 1969. The last man to go aboard was the mission commander, Lt.-Col. Georgy Dobrovolsky, 43, a rookie in space. Million buoys crop prospects RUSSIANS IN SPACE - These three Russian Cosmonauts linked up and boarded an orbiting space station today for a major accomplishment. The spacecraft is piloted by Commander Georgi Dobrovolsky, centre, with Vladislav Volkov, left, flight engineer, and test engineer Viktor Patsayov. Federal powers sought OTTAWA (CP) - A proposed amendment to the federal government's constitutional powers in the field of old age pensions will be one of the topics at the Victoria federal-provincial conference, Prime Minister Tru> deau said today. He told the Commons that an amendment proposed by one province its being considered by the federal government and the other provinces. Despite opposition questions, he declined to name the province which proposed the amendment or to give details on the amendment beyond saying it would change Section 94 (a) of the British North America Act. Section 94 (a) permits the federal Parliament to make laws on old age pensions but also states that no federal law shall affect the operation of a provincial law in that field. Opposition spokesmen, evidently assuming the amendment was proposed by the gov- ernment of Quebec, asked the government to restate its position on federal-provmcial jurisdiction in the field 'of income support and sockal services.. TO REPEAT OBJECTIONS Mr. Trudeau said he will repeat at the conference federal objections to any proposals that would prevent the federal government using money from the wealthier provinces to aid the poorer ones. But, in response to a question from Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield, Mr. Trudeau declined to say specifically whether the federal government will oppose the proposed amendment. Mr. Stanfield asked whether the government would oppose the change to Section 94 (a) and would take the same position it did in its white paper on income security. Mr. Trudeau said yes to the second part of the question, but said only that the possibility of approving the amendment would be discussed at the conference. He said the amendment had been circulated among provincial governments two months ago but none has yet indicated agreement with it. PAPERS STAY SECRET The prime minister said he could give the House neither the text nor the substance of the proposed amendment because of an agreement mat ell conference papers are to be confidential. The difficulty with the proposed amendment, he said, lies in the federal government's feeling that certain federal powers are necessary to redistribute wealth. Federal policy, as stated in the December white paper on income security, was that it was in the national interest that the federal government maintain some jurisdiction in that field. Southern Alberta farmers are wearing million-dollar grins today, reflecting a general crop-maker rainfall during the weekend which pushed spring moisture totals well above average. The weekend rain dropped 1.7 inches of moisture at Leth- Diamond Gty youth dies in crash Barry Hughes, 18, of Diamond City was killed early Sunday in a three-vehicle accident two miles south of Diamond City on Highway 25. Five other persons were injured in the mishap, none seriously. RCMP said a half-ton truck driven by Hughes, was in head-on collision with a car. The impact of the crash sent the truck hurtling into a ditch with the car coming to rest across the highway. Both traffic lanes were blocked. A second half-ton truck collided with the cair. RCMP has not released the names of those injured in the accident and coroner Dr. J. D. Morgan of Lethbridge has ordered an autopsy and inquest. KIMBERLEY ACCIDENT Two other Albertans" met death in a single car accident Thursday night about 21 miles north of Kimberley. Killed were Neil Hardie, 25, of Edmonton and Larry Dare, 23, of Sylvan Lake. RCMP said the car in which they were riding failed' to make m turn and rolled over several times. Seen and heard About town    PONVENTION SPEAKER John Calpas being excused by chairman BUI Ni-col so he could go home to get things arranged for his wedding anniversary . . . Ken Newton claiming he can't get rid of his dishwasher because "he uses her for many other things." . . . Maisie Jacobson saying she didn't mind putting her husband as the head of the house on the census form - as long as its only on paper. Mid-air collision death toll climbs Prison riot probe held in camera KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) - A federal' commission of inquiry convened at the Royal Military College today to investigate the April disturbances, at Kingston penitentiary that resulted in the deaths of two prisoners and injuries to several others. The commission's sessions will be held in camera, a decision commission counsel Ian Scott of Toronto called "undesirable" but "necessary under the circumstances." , The commission is expected to hear testimony for most of the summer. About 500 convicts were involved in the Kingston disturbances and many of them will give evidence. The 92-hour mid-April rebellion that wrecked the penitentiary has produced two other �eta of praaedtagc,, LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jetliner carrying 49 persons cartwheeled "like a shooting star" into a mountain region and exploded after a collision with a U.S. marine jet fighter. The only known survivor was one of the two crew members aboard the military plane. "It may take two or three days to get all the bodies out," said Dr. James Kono of the Los Angeles County coroner's office. All the bodies will have to be brought out by helicopter in separate baskets, he said, because the "closest we can land the helicopters is 800 yards from the crash scene." The Sunday night crash of the Hughes Air West DC-9 was the worst civilian plane disaster in California history. And it was the first crash in the United States of a scheduled airliner in more than a year. The radar interception officer of the marine F-4 Phantom jet parachuted to safety after the in-flight collision east of here. He was the only reported survivor, but a helicopter pilot later reported sighting a parachute which he said he believed to be that of the pilot of the F-4. It was sighted near the wreck of the fighter plane. The crash occurred over the mountainous Van Tassel Canyon area of Angeles National Forest. Authorities described the region "the most rugged area in Los Angeles County and perhaps in California." The nearest inhabited area is the town of Duarte, about five miles from the crash site and 25 miles east of Los Angeles. The Air West aMiner, Flight 706 carrying 43 passengers and a five-man crew, had taken off from Los Angeles International Airport only 18 minutes before the collision. It was en route to Salt Lake City, Boise and Lew-iston, Idaho, and Pasco, Wash. The F-4 was flying from Fallon Air Force Base in Nevada to its home base at El Torb Marine Corps Air Station near suburban Santa Ana. HITS POWER LINE NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -An Allegheny Airlines plane with 31 persons aboard hit a power line, ripped through some summer cottages and crashed into marshland near Tweed-New Haven Airport today. Police said it was believed most of the cottages were vacant. The plane flew from Washington, to New London, Conn., and was to have continued on to Newport News, Va., following the stop at New Haven. Railway line appeal case to be heard OTTAWA (CP) - The Supreme Court of Canada agreed today to bear an appeal by Kootenay and Elk Railway Co. against a Canadian transport commission ruling prohibiting it from building a rail line in southeastern British Columbia to the U.S. border. The lint, if built, would allow Kootenay''and Elk to compete with CP Rail in hauling coal destined for Japan. In its submission to the high court, Kootenay and Elk said it has already spent more than $1.3 million in legal and engineering fees. But as a railway, it exists on paper only. The transport commission rejected the railway's bid to build an 80-mile line to carry coal from the Crows Nest Industries mines at line Creek to the Burlington Northern Inc. railway in the U.S. bridge from Friday midnight to Monday morning. This pushed the April-June level at Lethbridge to 3.98 inches, well ahead of the past three-year average of 3.31 inches. June totals for 1968 and 1969 were .54 of an inch and 1.49 inches respectively. Only a minor amount of crop seeding remains to be done in southern Alberta, mostly in the areas toward the foothills. A survey of Alberta Wheat Pool agents in southern Alberta showed moisture conditions in all areas much improved over the past few years with cereal crop germination reported excellent. The increased rainfall has also given many farmers a chance to re-seed flax and barley crops hurt by the early spring drought conditions. PINCHER WETTEST SPOT Pincher Creek has been the wet spot in the south this month with 0.9 of an inch from Friday midnight to bring the total for the month to 5V4 inches, well above the average rainfall. The Brooks area reported .75 of an inch of rainfall over the weekend for a total of 2tt inches so far this month. Warner reported the wettest weekend with 2.6 inches falling from Friday midnight to bring the month's total to four inches. Nanton and Claresholm enjoyed a two'inch rainfall to bring the monthly totals to 3.5 and 2.6 respectively. Claresholm reported four Inches for the 1971 crop year. Bow Island bad 1.75 inches this weekend to bring the total to two inches for June. Barons reported 1.7 inches to increase the month's total to 2.1. Rainfall for the crop year for Barons from May 1 has amounted to 135 filches. � Taber reported two inches over the weekend which represented the monthly total. For the crop year, Taber has had 3.85 inches. BEETS BENEFIT The rain has given a boost to sugar beet crops and to rangelands. Gerald Snow of Canadian Sugar Factories Ltd. said a rain in June is "always welcome," although the sugar beet situation was not critical before the rain. A Research Station spokesman said rangelands throughout the Lethbridge region area had been fairly dry, and the rain should give grassland "a tremendous boost." Jack Ritchie, general manager of Pak-Wel Produce of Vauxhall, said the rain has helped the potato crops. Seeding is completed in the ares and the crops "are coming up pretty nice. We can do with some hot weather now." The spuds have a good catch and are off to-a good start. Early potatoes are out of the ground now and there are some real good stands." Missing Wagner girl staying with friend MONTREAL (CP) - While police were searching across Quebec province this weekend for Johanne Wagner, 16-year-old daughter of former Quebec justice minister Claude Wagner, she was staying with a girlfriend. She returned to her home at 10.30 p.m. Saturday when she heard of the search launched to find her, police said. Police began looking for Miss Wagner after she vanished shortly before noon Thursday from the convent school which she attends. 'it's the manager. Our three year leate it upV TYPES OF AIRCRAFT INVOLVED - A Phantom P4 jet fighter and a DC9 airliner, similar to types shown, collided in flight east of Los Angeles. The only known survivor woe one of the two Marine crewmen in the Phantom jet. It was the worst civilian plane ai*a^hi(^itc^ahl��ory, * ;