Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
The LetHbridae Herald VOL. LXVI No. 153 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JUNE 11, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENT? SECTIONS 20 PAGES BLOOD EXPORTING BUSINESS HALTED BOGOTA (Reuter) Colombian authorities have ordered a halt to a lucrative blood export- ing business here following the death of a young donor. The 22-year-old man died from anemia after selling three pints of his blood to the same clinic in less than three weeks. The clinic was one of several hundred throughout the country which are privately run and are not regulated by health ministry stand- ards. The clinics buy about a pint of blood for the equivalent of and then process it into plasma for export to Europe and the United States, where the same quantity 'sel's for about The health ministry is undertaking an urgent inspection of these clinics and is drafting a stiff law to, enforce stricter medical and saftey stand- ards. "The man was out of work and apparently sold his blood to support his wife and a health official said. "He should never have died." Genuine peace prospect bleak in Indochina WASHINGTON (AP) The prospect for genuine peace in Indochina appears bleak more than four months after the Paris coase-fire was signed, a United States Senate staff report says. "If the United States thought that the leaders in Hanoi would abandon their lifelong objectives or that President Thieu would be willing to risk the tenuous security won for him by the United States, we may have miscalculated the study says. The study, prepared for the Senate foreign relations subcommittee on security agreements by James Lowen- stein and Richard Moose, was released Sunday. The report predicted continued U.S. involvement in the Southeast Asia war z.nd disclosed some of the un- usual forms U.S. assistance takes. For instance, the report said, the Central Intelli- gence Agency pays combat flight bonuses to Laotian pilots not to fly combat missions. The pay results from the restriction on Laotian mil- itary activity in the Paris accords. Also, the U.S. military has paid salaries of non- existent Cambodian troops. The Senate investigators said they were told the Cambodian information minister said when the mili- tary payroll stood at as many as one-third of the men may have been fictional. U.S. estimates of Cambodia's effective fighting force vary from to the report said, add- ing that "there is no greater mystery than the size of the Cambodian government's armed forces." The report gave this view of the situation in four countries: Vietnam U.S. intelligence analysts predict there will be no general communist offensive in the next four months but the North Vietnamese could be cap- able of launching a major attack by fall. "There appeal's to be little prospect that peace will be restored by political means, given the apparent con- tinued determination by Hanoi and the Provisional Rev- olutionary Government Viet Cong to displace the ex- isting structure in the south and given the South Viet- namese government's adamant refusal to afford eithsr the communists or the non-communist opposition any meaningful role in political the study said. INSIDE OPPOSITION Cambodia Only half of the North Vietnam- ese troops in the country are engaging the government forces of Lon Nol. Some opposition troops come from the Khmer Rouge Cambodian Communist move- ment. Thailand The U.S. military presence has remain- ed at 44.000 men, the level reached during the com- munist offensive in spring 1972. U.S. aid in 1972, which was widely assumed to be in the range of million, actually was more than twice that because of special and excess U.S. military equipment allotted to "im- prove the military readiness and capability of the Royal Thai armed forces." The communist insurgency, active in the northeast regions, has made modest but steady inroads. Ana- lysts place the number of Communist terrorists at in a population of 35 million. Laos The United States allocated million in fiscal 1973 to pay Thai "irregular'' forces fighting the Pathet Lao and North Vietnamese in Laos. The number of irregulars was in April. Inside Classified 16-19 Comics 6 Comment 4 District 3 Family...... 5 Local News 11-12 Markets Sports 8-10 Entertainment 7 Weather 2 LOW TONIGHT 35-40 HPGH WED. 75; SUNNY Noiv it's Legionaires Members of the Royal Canadian Legion bow their heads for a formal one-minute silence during Sunday afternoon service at the cenotaph in the Gait Gardens. About 650 members of the legion are in Lethbridge this week, on the heels of Shriners and nearly 300 dentists and dental nurses and assistants who wound up conventions in the city on the weekend. Brandt shaken up in accident From AP-REUTER MASSSADA, Israel (CP) Three people were slightly in- jured when a helicopter carry- ing West German Chancellor Willy Brandt was caught in a vrind gust as it was coming in for a landing at this Dead Sea mountaintop fortress here today. The chancellor was Unhurt but shaken. As the helicopter touched clown on the flat mountain peak, it was hit by threa heavy gusts of wind which dragged it along the ground. Bystanders feared it would go over ths edge. Security men aboard the craft pushed Brandt out of the heli- copter. He lay on the ground obviously disoriented. The helicopter came to a" stop 40 feet from the edge of the Mountain, which towers feet above the Dead Sea. A Reuter correspondent on the spot said Prof. Yigael Ya- din. Israel's foremost archae- ologist, who was waiting to show Brandt around the ruins of the 2.000-year-old fortress, protest scheduled MEDICINE HAT (CP) The Vanguard of a cavalcade of about 20 farmers protesting continued use of the Suffield area near here for military training left Sunday for Ed- monton where a meeting with provincial Environment Minis- ter Bill Yurko is scheduled to- day. Spokesmen for the area resi- dents, who have refused to release the contents of their brief or state how many names have been signed to a petition asking that the Suffield train- ing area be turned back to ag- ricultural use, are scheduled to meet at the provinical legis- lature this afternoon. The cabinet minister already has been told the residents fear that continued use of the area in southeastern Alberta for trrining involving tanks could create a dust bowl in this prime agricultural area. rushed forward and was the first to help the chancellor to his feet. "I am very glad to be Brandt said before aides rushed him away from the still moving helicopter. THREE HURT Three men were slightly in- jured by the buffeting.inside the helicopter when they were thrown to the floor. They were Israel's ambassador to Bonn, Elishiv Ben-Horin, Paul Frank, undersecretary of state at the West German foreign office, and Nahum Astar, of the Israeli foreign ministry. Brandt's tour of the fortress of Massada ends his visit to Is- rael. At the fortress in 73 A.D. Jewish defenders, after holding back a Roman siege for three years, committed mass suicide rather than become slaves. Brandt also was to see De- fence Minister Mosha Dayan and receive an honorary doctor- ate at the Weizmann Institute of Science. The visit, which began Thurs- day, has been an emotional triumph for Brandt, helping to wipe out the scars of the Nazi persecution of the Jews during the Second World War. R i g h t-wing demonstrators threw an egg and propaganda leaflets at Brandt after he vis- ited holy places inside the old walled city of Jerusalem Sun- day. The egg missed him by a yard, and parts of it spattered a security agent and Mayor Teddy Kollek. Rocket readied TRAFFIC GESTURE BACKFIRES A helpful warning to speed- ing motorists backfired on "tree Lethbridge juveniles Sunday and they now face charges of obstructing a po- lice officer. They were waving a Trap sign to south bound traffic on Mayor Magrath Drive and llth Avenue to warn motorists of a radar trap set up on Mayor Ma- grath Drive and 15th Avenue. Three of the motorists warned of the trap rejected the benevolent gesture of the youths and stopped to inform police of their efforts. Killer lakes owii life with drug BOSTON (AP) Police say a uniformed security guard ap- parently shot and killed his wife and five of their children before taking his own life with a drug. Police said the bodies were discovered about 1 p.m. Sunday by the only surviving member of the family, 15-year-old Theresa O'Leary, as she re- lumed to the family's home in Boston's Dorchester section after a hospital stay. He said George T. O'Leary, 43, probably died "of an inge- s t i o n of drug." Thelma O'Leary, 36, and the children apparently died of gunshot wounds, he said. Driver killed at Castlegar CASTLEGAR (CP) Thom- as Lloyd Cole, 44, of Castlegar, was killed when his pickup truck hit a steel pole one mile west of here. Bank lending rate rais ed OTTAWA Bank of Canada has moved again to curb credit and cool inflation through an increase in the in- terest rate it charges on loans to commercial banks. The central bank announced Sunday that the rate would rise to 6% per cent beginning today, from the 5% per cent in effect since May 14. A month before, on April 9, the rate was boosted to 5Yt per cent, the first in- crease since October, 1971, when it was increased to 434. Loans for a variety of other purposes from short-term busi- ness borrowings to mortgage rates for new houses will un- doubtedly cost more because of the action. Last week the United States raised its bank rate one-half per cent to 6.5 per cent, the highest since 1921. Gerald K. Bouey, governor of the central bank since Febru- ary, explained the latest squeeze on credit as a response to the "extraordinarily rapid growth" in bank credit so far this year. The rate increase seems cer- tain to be regarded as a further attempt to ease the inflationary impact on the economy. This inflationary aspect is de- rived largely from the inter- national aspects of the export market, including a rate of ex- pansion in the American econ- omy which has led to forecasts of a sharp recession as early as 1974. INCREASES QUICKLY Calculated on a yearly basis, bank credit had been growing at a rate of 30 per cent since January. At the same time, he main- tained that monetary growth would be sufficient to sustain economic expansion and em- ployment. A "more moderate pace of bank would simply lessen the risk of excessive de- mand in the months ahead. The latest rate comes a day ahead of the monthly Statistics Canada re- port on consumer prices. They shot up 1.1 per cent in April from 145.7 in March and 145.3 in February. The two earlier bank rate boosts also were closely timed to the price index an- nouncement. Mr. Bouey said the heavy de- mand for credit is related to the "very strong performance of ths e cone my.'' But coincident pressure on short-term interest rates domes- tically and on foreign countries created a need for yet another economic braking action. The federal bank manipulates credit and spending conditions through its controls on money supply and interest rates. The triple" jump in rates constitutes efforts to keep borrowing and spending in check without squeezins productive activity to the point that jobs are lost. 700 machinists of MONTREAL (CP) More than 700 machinists in nine cities walked out at 8 a.m. EDT today as the International Asso- ciation of Machinists (IAM) continued its series of rotating strikes against Air Canada. Quebec City, Winnipeg, Ed- monton, Regina, Victoria. St. John's, Nfld., Ottawa, Fred- ericton and Halifax were all hit simultaneously by the IAM members in the most wide ranging of the 24-hour strikes so far. The only provincial capitals not hit by the strike today are Toronto and Charlottetown. The latter is not served by Air Caii- ada. The number of machinists in- volved in today's strike ranges from 23 in Victoria to 265 in Winnipeg. Ottawa has the great- est number of daily flights with 68 while St. John's, with five flights daily, is lowest in that category among the cities struck today. Victoria is the only city hit to- day that has not been involved previously in the rotating strikes, started June 2 to back union contract demands. Air Canada announced that one Montreal-Ottawa leg of a Montreal-Rouyn, Que., cancelled shortly after the walkout began. Super- visory personnel were being flown to the affected cities in an attempt to maintain services. "We anticipate some delays, particularly in the an airline spokesman said. "We are trying to space out our ar- rivals at airports." MAINTAIN LONG FLIGHTS Air Canada would give prior- ity to maintaining long-haul and international flights. "We don't expect any trouble on those." During the weekend, machin- ists walked out for the second time at Vancouver. No flights were cancelled by the 24-hour strike. Talks between the two sides broke down last week end the IAM maintains it will not take part in further negotiations un- til the airline changes its posi- tion on outstanding issues. The airline said earlier that wages were the major stum- bling block in negotiations, but the union sajs there are Other important issues at stake, in- cluding discrimination against members and language require- msnts for some jobs. 40 FLIGHTS HALTED So far 18 cities have been hit by the rotating strikes, with more than 40 flights cancelled as a result. Soldiers injured at Suffield base SUFFIELD (CP) Fourteen members of the 5th Royal Hen- niskillen dragoon guards, a British regiment, were injured early today when a live shell exploded on the training range at CFB Suffield, 50 miles north- east of Medicine Hat. Three soldiers, seriously in- jured, are to be flown by heli- copter to hospital at Medicine Hat. Three others, less serious- ly injured, are to be flown to Medicine Hat hospital by Beav- er aircraft. The remainder are being treated at the infirmary at Suf- field base. No names have been re- leased. The incident, on the square-mile training ground, is believed to have occurred when a live shell lying on a section of the training area 25 miles northwest of the base itself ex- ploded at a.m. The soldiers are training Un- der an agreement which allows British forces use of the train- ing grounds for 10 years. Moon satellite on true course and heard About town TUDY SIMONS consider- ing a compensation claim for bruised hands after kneading dough for a recipe serving nine Angie Glesbrecht hungrily eyeing nine other people at her table eating steak because the waiter forgot to place her order. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) An Explorer satellite was on a true course today to- ward a moon orbit to record ra- dio signals from deep space that could extend man's knowl- edge of the universe. Launched from Kennedy Space Centre here Sunday, the 442-pound Explorer 49 satellite is to go into lunar orbit Friday. Circling 682 miles above the moon's surface, the lion rocket laboratory is to make the most comprehensive -study yet of low frequency sig- nals from natural sources within the galaxy and beyond. An earlier satellite, Explorer 38, gathered valuable informa- tion on these puzzling signals while orbiting the earth, but its data often was obscured by background noise from earth's magnetic field. "The background noise of the earth drowned out up to 50 per cent of the cosmic re- ported Dr. Robert Stone, proj- ect scientist from the space agency's Goddard Space Flight Centre. While circling the moon, Ex- plorer 49 frequently will be on the far side, isolated from the earth noise and thus be better able to record these bursts of radio energy. Most of the energy is generated by radi- ation sources in distant celestial objects. "We hope this satellite will be able to map all the galactic and extragalactic signals that are being generated throughout the Stone said. "Our main purpose is to extend as- tronomical measurements to learn more about the physics of the universe." Explorer 49 is the last moon shot planned by the space agency in the foreseeable fu- ture. Restrictions lifted on peace team for liftoff HOUSTON (AP) As the Skylab 1 astronauts entered their 18th day in orbit today, the rocket for the Skylab 2 crew was being moved to the launch pad at Cape Kennedy. Launch teams will prepare the Saturn rocket and its Apollo ferry ship for a July 27 liftoff to transport three more astronauts to a rendezvous with Skylab. America's first space station that is revitalized by astronaut fix-it jobs. Charles Conrad, Dr. Joseph Kcnvin and Paul Wcitz carried on a heavy work load in their laboratory. SAIGON (CP) Restrictions on the movement of Canadian military personnel with the in- ternational truce force were lifted today after officials de- cided security risks had dimin- ished considerably. The 240 or FO military person- nel with the International Com- mission of Control and Super- vision (ICCS) were confined to barracks, except for essential movements, Saturday during a major flare-up in hostilities across South Vietnam. Col, Dan Loomis, Canada's chief cf staff, faid in an inter- view he had consulted Uie seven regional ICCS headquarters in South Vietnam earlier today and decided to lift the con- finement order, which had been in effect for 48 hours. Loomis said the reports from the regions indicated that fight- ing has fallen off considerably in the last 24 hours. Canadian officials speculate that the heavy fighting began because both the Viet Cong and South Vietnamese feared United States and North Vietnamese officials negotiating in Paris were about to reach agreement delineating zones of control throughout the country. Sources say both sides in South Vietnam may have launched their weekend attacks to gain as much territory as possible before such an agree- ment was reached. When it became apparent that no accord was imminent, Cana- dian sources believe, both sides eased their activities. Loomis said he will not hesi- tate to re-impose the restric- tions if widespread fighting breaks out again. Meanwhile, in the besieged provincial capital of An LOG, 60 miles north of Saigon, two Ca- nadian officers and other ICCS representatives are remaining in a sandbagged bunker near their compound to protect them selves from heavy artillery fire in the area. The Canadians are Capt. Doug Coddington of Ottawa and Capt. M. L. Dion of Quebec city. They reported by radio that five tanks belonging to the Viet Cong had broken through the South Vietnamese army defen- ces at An Loc and were within three miles of the ICCS com- paund. At one point, just as the offi- cers had reported they were un- der heavy fire, radio contact was lost. However, when it was restored several hours later, Dion reported the situation had stabilized and. "We're cool, comfortable and damn crowded."