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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Rescuers race to free divers trapped in midget sub KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) A fourth attempt to rescue four men trapped in mini research submarine on the floor of the Atlantic failed today. Officials expressed grave concern for the men's safety. "We must get to that sub" said Lt. Cmdr. R. H. Bisbing a United States Navy spokesman. "We hope the men can sur- vive." The of them re- ported unconscious in a rear compartment of the on their last emergency supply of oxygen and Bisbing said a new attempt to reach them could take several hours. The air supply for the four had dwindled to about an hour at 11 a.m. EDT as divers worked feverishly to reach them with a diving bell. One of the unconscious man was Clayton Link, 31, son of research sub's designer, Edwin Link. Three previous attempts to reach the by divers and one with a diving failed, stymied by the danger of entangling rescuers in the same wreckage that trapped the mini- sub. STUCK IN WRECK The small submarine was wedged in the wreckage of a Second World War destroyer about 20 miles southeast of Key West. Cmdr. William McVeigh, chief of staff at the Key West base, said "nothing really has been accomplished" in initial rescue attempts "because of cables and debris" from the sunken destroyer. McVeigh said the rescue ves- sel Tringa was manoeuvring into position for another at- tempt to lower the bell chamber to the trapped minisub. Two of the trapped men were in a front compartment of the sub. The other two were in a rear compartment. Rescuers were faced with the prospect of having to draw on the vital oxygen supply to in- crease the temperature in the submarine and enable chemical cannisters to absorb more car- bon dioxide. Besides Link, those aboard the trapped sub were identified as Archibald Menzies of Scot- land, the sub's pilot-com- mander; Robert Meek, 27, a marine biologist from Santa Barbara, Calif., and Albert Sto- ver, a diver and submarine pi- lot from West Palm Beach, Fla. The submarine became trapped about 10 a.m. Sunday while it was on a fishing search expedition for the Smith- sonian Institution in Washington D.C. The old destroyer was scuttled a year ago as part of a program to build up an arti- ficial reef. The sub crew had just started studying fish around the reef when they be- came ensnared. The LetHbrtdge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 159 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JUNE 18, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENT? SECTIONS 20 PAGEiJ The ivinnerl Inside Classified 16-19 Comics 13 Comment 4 District 3 Family 14, 15 Local News 9, 10 Markets 11 Sports 6-8 Entertainment 5 TV 5 Weather 2 Tonight Brinq round the battf 1IIG" TUBS' 75: SUNNY. Airline threatens complete shutdown MONTREAL (CP) Air Can- ada machinists in Vancouver :nd Victoria went on strike to- day at 11 a.m. EDT in another 24-hour walkout against the air- line, the International Associ- ation of Machinists (LAM) an- nounced. The airline employs about 425 machinists at the two British Columbia airports, an airline spokesman said. It was to be the first strike action by the IAM since the air- line announced Sunday it is cut- ting service by 30 per cent as a result of the rotating strikes by the IAM during conciliation talks with the airline. Air Canada cancelled 85 Miss Bar of Gold for 1973 is 18-year-old Jo Anne Christie who won her title in a seven- way queen contest in the College Mall Saturday. Valerie Ross was chosen as runner-up. As Miss Bar of Gold, Miss Christie will represent Leth- bridge Jaycees and the Lethbridge exhibition association in promotion of a draw for a bar of gold to be held during Whoop-Up Days. A bank employee, Miss Christie earlier this year wos chosen first princess at the Lethbridge Com- munity College winter carnival. Banker warns inflation may become worse BASEL, Switzerland (AP) One of the world's leading monetary authorities warned today that infla- tion now plaguing the United States and other indus- trialized countries could become worse. Jelle Zijlstra, chairman of the board of the Bank for International Settlements, said there is nothing to keep inflation from growing to two or thr-ae times its rate of a few years ago. "That is what is really ha said in pre- pared remarks for the bank's annual meeting. "The hub of the matter is that the power of particular groups and interests to push incomes and prices up has excesded the power of governments and central banks to stop them doing so. "There is only one way in which this balance of forces can be reversed, and that is by public opinion backing up anti-inflationary policies, not fitfully and partially, but strongly and persistently." He praised the courage of U.S. and British govern- ments in trying to control inflation, but said in general thsse policies have "been rather limited in scope and in time.'' Talking to reporters before the meeting, Zijlstra said governments should put an end to official use of gold in transactions. He said he favors dropping all ref- erence to gold in the basic agreement governing the International Monetary Fund. The Bank for Intsrnational Settlements is an agent appointed by central banks and governments for hand- ling important transactions. It. also serves as a sort of club where the world's leading trading nations meet monthly to discuss the monetary situation. In its annual report today, the bank attributed the drop in value of the U.S. dollar to policies of the Nixon administration. Peace 'copters shot at SAIGON fAP) Three peace-observer helicopters were fired at Sunday and today. One was hit and two were forced down, but no casualties were reported. Meanwhile, the Saigon com- mand reported more than 100 violations of the new ceasefire during each of the first two days it has been in effect. But it said that the number of in- cidents had dropped to 77 dur- ing the 24-hour period ending at dawn today. In the latest helicopter cident, a helicopter of the Inter- national Commission of Control and Supervision (ICCS) came under small arms fire while taking supplies to Pleiku in the central highlands. The helicop- ter landed safely at Pleiku. Two peace-observer helicop- ters carrying 23 persons were fired on Sunday over Commu- nist-controlled territory near An Loc, 60 miles north of Saigon. One of the aircraft was hit but both landed safely at An Loc with no casualties. Canadian officials said the Viet Cong had given a written guarantee for the two helicop- Tough election expenses bill appears at Ottawa OTTAWA (CP) What gov- ernment sources describe as a "tough new election expenses'" bill appeared on the Commons order paper today, but the full details won't be known until the measure is given first reading. The bill would have been in- troduced today, but Gove-n- ment House Leader Allan MacEachen, who will guide it through the House, went to Nova Scotia to attend a funeral. The notice on the order paper refers to "an act to amend the Canada Elections Act, the Broadcasting Act and the In- come Tax Act in respect of election expenses. The explanatory notes provide some detail on the reimburse- ment to candidates for their campaign expenses. Candidates who are elected or obtain 20 per cent of the votes would receive, from the public purse, 16 cents for each of the first names ap- pearing on the preliminary list of electors, and 14 cents for each additional name. There also would be a pay- ment of and travelling ex- penses for the candidate. Candi- dates not receiving 20 per cent of votes would receive The notice also says regis- tered political parties would be reimbursed for 50 per cent of the cost of hours of broad- casting time. The notice does not go into detail on limiting election ex- penses, but sources say these manures will be "toug'i." And there would be strict require- ments about the disclosure of campaign donations. lers to return from An Loc Tuesday to the regional head- quarters at Bien Hoa, 15 miles northeast of Saigon. The Canadians aboard the two helicopters were Col. Jim Morrow of Valcartier, Que.; Maj. Bill Minnis, Calgary; Lt.- Col. Jean Bculet, St. Hubert, Que.: Maj. G. K. Wellesley, Ba- gotville, and Capt. Ri- muydas Mavikenas of the Cana- dian Forces base at Camp Bor- den. Ont. The number of ceasefire vio- lations being reported by the Saigon command appeared to be about the same as the aver- age number prior to the time whan the supposedly strength- ened ceasefire went into effect at noon last Friday. There has been no large-scale fighting reported. More than half of the incidents involve shellings, the Saigon command said. But it has been incidents such as the helicopters being fired upon that have forced Canada to withdraw from the commis- sion by July 31. flights 16 per csnt of its the first ap- plication of the cutback the air- line says is necessary because of the rotating strikes by the machinists who service and re- pair aircraft. An Air Canada spokesman said Toronto and Montreal were the major centres affected by the cancellation of 16 per cent of Air Canada's service. Thirty five flights in and out of Toronto and another 35 in and out of Montreal made up the bulk of the cancellations. CANCEL 174 TUESDAY The spokesman said the air- line has cancelled 174 Tuesday per cent of the air- line's approximately 550 daily departures. Plans to cutback service were announced Sunday by Yves Pratte, Air Canada chairman, who said further strikes affect- ing and handling aircraft could close the airline. But a union official b'amed the airline's mismanagement for the cancellations. Armand Archambsault, presi- dent of a Montreal local of the union, said today "they are try- ing to blame it on the strike ac- tion rather than a flagrant mis- management on their part." Another IAM spokesman said Sunday the union has "no in- tention of changing our policies in any way'1 because of the can- cellations. Union strikes Sunday forced cancellation of 16 flights. About 600 machinists in- volved in the 12-city strike. Centres affected were Cal- gary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Rouyn, Que., Val d'Or Que., and, in Ontario, Timmins, Sud- bury, Windsor, Earlton, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay and North Bay. Nixon, Brezhnev pledge to work seace and heard About town Q if if RGANIST Jim McLaren calling a mental lapse by a Lethbridge Laker a mis- take, not an error Ron Sakamoto wondering what he'd look like with a red beard and mustache to go with his jet-black hair. FDR bodyguard dies in Montana BUTTE, Mont. (AP) Mi- chael Reilly, 63, chief of the Se- cret Service under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, died Sat- urday while visiting in his na- tive Montana. He was Roose- velt's personal bodyguard and accompanied him to a summit meeting with Churchill and Stalin in Iran in 1943. He wrote two books, Reilly in the White House and FDR's Shadow. WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon and Soviet Commu- nist leader Brezhnev began summit talks today with joint pledges to work for lasting world neace. As Nixon welcomed Brezhnev at colorful ceremonies on the White House south lawn, he said "all the world is watching them because "the people of the world know that if leaders of the two most powerful nations can work together chance for a world of peace is infinitely increased." In remarks exchanged Nixon ushered Brezhnev into his office to start their second summit between them in 13 months, the president said the "hopes of the world rest with us." "I am he added, that "we shall not disappoint those hopes." Both leaders spoke of the foundation laid in last years Moscow summit and in exten- sive exchanges since then in forecasting success for the talks. Brezhnev said that he is ready to work hard to "justify the hopes of our people and serve the interest of a peaceful future for all mankind." "The results of our first meet- ing made a good and reliable foundation for peaceful rela- tions between our two coun- tries, he said. "But even then we both took the view that buildirg on that foundation we should move further ahead. 'DISTANCE SHRINKING He referred to his "long jour- ney from Moscow to Washing- ton, then added: "The distance between our two countries is shrinking not only because we travel aboard modern aircraft following a well-charted route but because we share one great goal which is to ensure a lasting peace for the peoples of our countries and to strengthen security on our planet. Nixon predicted that this summit would build on the foun- dation laid by the last toward "the goals we share in com- relations between the two governments and a bet- ter life for their people. Above all, Nixon expressed hope that the talks can make strides towards lifting the bur- den of arms from the world and "building a structure of peace." The talks scheduled for the White House, the Camp Davis presidential retreat in the Maryland mountains and the Western White House at San C'emenle, Calif., come against a backdrop of continuing do- mestic controversy over the Watergate scandal. Jewish groups also have an- nounced a series of demonstra- tions protesting Brezhnev's visit and Nixon's efforts to increase economic ties with the Soviet Union. Because of the threat of demonstrations, tight security has been arranged for the Brszhnev visit. RALLY DRAWS A rally urging Brezhnev to permit free emigration of Soviet Jews to the West was held on the steps of the Capitol Sunday afternoon, with police estimat- ing the crowd at Members of the Young Amer- icans for Freedom, a con- servative group, demonstrated outside of the office of the So- viet newspaper Pravda and Iz- vestia. They held a mock trial and hanging of Brezhnev. The general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party ar- rived Saturday on his first visit ever to the United States and went immediately to Camp Davis, about 75 miles northwest of Washington. In addition to two separate Oval Office sessions today, Brezhnev will be guest of honor at a black-tie White House din- ner tonight. After his meeting with Nixon, Brezhnev will meet with French President Georges Pompidou In Paris for two days of summit talks, the French government announced. Gandhi starts 8-day tour amid chorus of protesters OTTAWA (CP) Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's eight-day visit to Canada is offi- cially a social call. But already H --re are in- dications her visits to eight cities in four provinces will be haunted by reminders that she comes here during the most dif- ficult period in her political ca- reer. The first sign came imme- diately after the 55-year-old widow's welcome by Canadian and Indian officials. As the cav- alcade left the Canadian forces base at Uplands, about 50 Paki- stanis waved placards calling for the release of about prisoners taken by India in the 1971 war over Bangladesh. About 100 more demonstrators were at another gate. Tlicrc were more placards and protesters at 'he gate of Gov.-Gen. Roland Michener's residence, where Mrs. Gandhi will be staying during her visit to Ottawa. The Governor-Gen- eral served as Canadian high commissioner to India between 1964 and 1967. In addition to another group of Pakistanis there were about 50 members of a social-spiritual group called Ananda Marga, protesting whal they say are government attempts to drive them cut of India, where they operate 400 orphanages. Apart from the dispute over prisoners, Mrs. Gandhi faces large-scale poverty, over-popu- lation, power and grain short- ages and charges of govern- ment graft and corruption. SEES TRUDEAU Today Mrs. Gandhi was lo join Prime Minister Trudcau for A morning of talks at his home, tape a television inter- view, attend a reception held by the Indian community and dine at the prime minister's resi- dence. Tuesday, she will address a joint session of the House of Commons and the Senate. Wednesday she visits Toronto, flies over Niagara Falls and dines with Prime Minister and Mrs Trtideau at Niagara-on- thp-Lake before attending a per- formance at the Shaw Festival. She goes to Montreal Thurs- day, leaving Friday afternoon for Calgary and Banff, Alta. She departs later that day for Vancouver where she will meet provincial cabinet members and business leaders. In Victoria, she will tour Butchart Gardens and be the guest of honor at a dinner given hv Lieut -Gov. Walter Oven. INDIAN PRIME MINISTER INDIRA GANDHI AT OTTAWA Greeted by External Minister Sharp