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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY LOW 70s. The LetKbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 160 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES Soviet blast puts damper on talks By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Moscow Radio demanded today that the United States "immediately and unconditionally" halt military actions against North Vietnam's ports and resume "constructive talks" in Paris. The broadcast also said the Soviet government will continue to supply "all necessary aid" to Hanoi's war effort. Soviet blast put a damper on anticipation o[ new peace moves from the Communist side generated by a flurry of diplomatic visits to the Far East. U.S. presidential adviser Henry Kissinger arrived in Peking. Soviet President Nikolai Podgorny completed a lo Hanoi, and Norlh Vietnam's representative in secret talks with Kissinger, politburo member Le Due Tlio, returned to Hanoi after talks in the Chinese capital. The moscow radio broadcast said Padgorny had conferred in Hanoi with Xuan Thuy, the chief of the North Vietnamese delegation to the Paris peace talks on the Vietnam war, and with Le Due Tho. Podgorny told reporters in Calcutta Sunday that the Paris talks will resume "soon" and that "the Soviet Union will do everything possible for a de-escalation of the Vietnam war." He gave no details on his talks in Hanoi, but since he went so soon after President Nixon's trip to Mos- cow, there was belief in the West that he was urging the North Vietnamese to modify their uncompromising opposition to Nixon's peace proposals. Following a weekend stopover in Hawaii, Kissinger left Guam early today for Shanghai and Peking. The U.S. presidential adviser arrived tonight in the Chi- nese capital for a new round of talks with Chinese. leaders both on furthering the normalization of Wash- ington-Peking relations and on "issues of common in- terest." Meanwhile, United Stales fighter-bombers knocked out more than 140 pieces of air-defence equipment, in- cluding 70 surface-to-air missiles, in the southern half of North Vietnam in the most successful raid of its kind in the Vietnam war, the U.S. command announced today. The United States also ended a four-lay suspen- sion of bombing attacks in the Hanoi-Haiphong area following the departure of Soviet president Nikolai Pod- gorny from the North Vietnamese capital. In South Vietnam, President Nguyen Van Thieu or- dered a new drive to take territory lost iu the North Vietnamese offensive, and nearly government ma- rines pushed ahead with a new sweep south of tho demilitarized Hong Kotig flood toll rises HONG KONG CAP) More than 150 persons wero feared dead today after three days of torrential rains, floods and landslides on Hong Kong island and tha adjoining Kowloon Peninsula. Avalanches roared down two liillsides Sunday night, wiping out an area of squatters huts on Kowloon and demolishing three apartment buildings in a chain re- action on Victoria Peak, on the island. Rescuers had recovered 54 bodies today from the squatter area near Hong Kong airport. They said they expected to find 30 lo SO more dead. Before the avalanche struck, there were 78 huts on the hill hous- ing about 400 Chinese refugees. Elsewhere in the British Colony, 18 were known dead and more than 20 others were missing in floods, landslides and rock falls caused by Ihe three-day storm that dumped more than 25 inches of rain on the area. War toys come off shelves LOS ANGELES (AP) Toy merchants, on orders from the California legislature, are dropping bombs, grenades and torture instruments from their stock-in- trade. Under new legislation, they have until July 1 to jettison toys which critics say have violent influences in the sandbox or playpen. The law, believed to be the first of its kind in the United States, prohibits manufacturer or sale of such toys and provides fines up to 5300. But most merchants say anti-war sentiments and alarm over increasing crime reduced the demand for war toys even before the legislation was passed. Duke had secret relationship LONDON (Rcutcr) The Duke of Windsor, who died last month in Paris, had a 17-year relationship with a married woman before he met Mrs. Wallis Simpson who was lo become his wife, it was learned Sunday. Lord Boothby, a close friend of the then Prince ol Wales before he became King Edward VIII, said Sun- day night that the Duke's relationship with Mrs. Dudley Ward, wife of a Liberal politician, was never known to the general public. "There was no question of he said. "But there was never any question of marriage." Hach-lo-'ivork order issues LONDON (Router) Five thousand striking steve- dores voted today to return to work Tuesday and staved off he immediate threat of a paralyzing na- tionwide walkout. The back-to-work call, sounded at a mass meeting in London, was expected to be heeded by other dockers across the country whose mass walkout Fri- day tied up Britain's major ports. Bcntic Steer, one of three militant shop stewards at the centre of the longshoremen's discontent, urged the return to work after describing the last few con- fused days as constituting one of the greatest victories for the labor union movement in industrial history. Missing Alberta couple found dead in dugout NAMFA, Alta. (CP) An elderly Alberta couple whose bodies were found Sunday in a farm dugout near this north western Alberta community ap- parently were the victims of an automobile sideswipe accident, police said today. John Clinton Armstrong, a 67- year-old barber, and his wife Hazel, 61, disappeared during the Labor Day weekend last year when they left their home FAMILY FIEES SOUTH Soulh Vietnamese parents with their five children bundl- ed on a motorbike speed down Highway 13 last week, fleeing southwards from An Loc toward Saigon. Rangers- supported by tanks have opened a new push to clear Highway 13 between Saigon and An Loc. (AP Wirephoto) Walkout over at Vancouver VANCOUVER (CP) Civic workers in five Greater Vancou- ver municipalities were to re- turn to work today to tackle a seven-week backlog of garbage and administrative decision. But it will likely take at least two weeks before most opera- Irving Mrs. turns anger on courts NEW YORK (AP) Edith Irving, who reports today for a two-month jail sentence, says she was "raving mad" after learning about the affair be- tween her husband Clifford and Danish cabaret singer Baroness Nina van Pallandt. "But she said, "I'm raving mad at the system." The Irvhigs pleaded guilty to grand larceny and conspiracy lo defraud McGraw Hill Inc. out of with a phoney "auto- biography" of billionaire re- cluse Howard Hughes. Irving, 41, was sentenced to 214 years in prison and given a fine. His wife, 36, got two months plus a two-year sus- pended sentence and a fine. Before the Irvings were in- dicted, Baroness van Pallandt testified before a grand jury that she was with Irving in Mexico when the author said ha was interviewing Hughes. A 'DESTRUCTIVE' WOMAN Mrs. Irving, in an interview with The Daily News, called the baroness a "destructive" woman who is "only interested in money." Mrs. Irving now has turned her anger against the courts. "I never thought it would come to she said. "We could make it if wj were given the chance. "Why don't they give us a she said with bitter- ness. "They could have us do some- thing useful for the community- say, work in a hospital every day for a year. We could wipe floors or do work like that. Then our family would stay intact." Mrs. Irving said her sons, two and four years old, have been told that she is going to Switzer- land on business and they can't come. Her husband's sentence is to begin after she comes out of jail so one of the parents will always be with the boys. .fions are back to normal, G. If. Lawson, Vancouver city engi- neer, said Sunday after settle- ment of the strike by civic employees was announced. They accepted an offer of a 17-per-cenl increase over two years on a base rate of ?3.451i for most workers. Several hundred tradesmen will get an additional five per cent hike in July. Their present base rate is an hour. The vote by members of tha Canadian Union of Public Em- ployees, representing outsida workers, supported an vote of the Municipal and Re- gional Employees union for in- side workers. COUNCILS ACCEPT Councils in Vancouver, new Westminster, Bumaby, Rich- mond and Delta have already accepted the terms worked out by the unions and the Municipal Labor Relations Board. Vancouver Mayor Tom Camp- bell said the acceptance was "good news." "Let's go back to work and clean up the most beautiful city in ha said. Civic employees walked out in Vancouver April 27 and tha strike spread progressively to Delta, New Westminster, Rich- mond and Burnaby. Seen and heard About town T iBTHBRIDGE being la- belled a "jewel" by Vancouverite Sandy Orge during her first visit to south- ern Alberta ORRPC planner Code Clements say- ing his area of responsibility is 403 Ileg Purdy reminisc- ing about his high arithmetic marks, claiming that "sure helped the average brought down by poor gr a m m ar marks." Letlibridge mail backs air strike TORONTO (CP) Mayor William Dennison of Toronto and a majority of other travel- lers interviewed Sunday at To- ronto International Airport said they supported today's world- wide strike of airline pilots. "The pilots have a right to present to the world, as forceful as they can, the dangers to everyone by these liijackings and the necessity of wiping out hijacking said Mr. Dennis on, en route Ottawa for a conven- tion. "This is the only way they can do it and I agree with them despite the inconvenience they may cause." R. W. Peake, an agricultural consultant from Letlibridge, Alta., also supported the strike. "It this is the only way the pi- lots can get the necessary ac- tion to get the UN and govern- ments to take effective action, then I am very much in favor oE it." Stanley Schumacher, Progres- sive Conservative member oE Parliament for Palliser, said: "I think all governments have been stow in recognizing the danger of hijacking, including our own." Among those opposed lo tha walkout was Ralph Matthews oE Winnipeg, a branch manager with a forest products company. "I can't see it will serve any useful he said. In Holden, 40 miles east of Ed- monton, to drive to their daugh- ter's house in Peace River. The bodies were found in Ihe couple's 1965 white station wagon In a 14-foot dugout lo- cated on the William Chomiak farm 22 miles south of Peace River. The car was found by Mr. Chomiak's daughter, who was getting water from the dug- out. RCMP said the station wagon was damaged and they bclieva it was struck by another vehicle and forced off the road and into the nearby dugout. The Armstrongs, described as "a stable, sane, sensible old couple, were last seen when they waved to some friends shortly after they started their 300-mile journey. A dugout is a man-made re- servoir used to store water for farm animals. Strike disrupts airline service By THE CANADIAN PRESS Airline pilots launched a worldwide 21-hour strike early today, forcing the cancellation of service by airlines throughout the world. In Canada, Air Canada and CP Air suspended flights throughout Canada for the 24- hour strike. Most foreign flights in and out of the country also were cancelled. Air Canada also was forced to cancel two flights affecting more than 150 passengers in London. An Air Canada jet from To- ronto to Copenhagen touched down at Prestwick, Scotland, shortly before the strike dead- line. The crew walked off a t PresLwick and the airline put 41 Copenhagen-hound passengers up for the day at a hotel. However in the U.S. only only three carriers were im- mediately grounded and one oE those resumed flights by mid- morning. TWO SHUT DOWN Two, Eastern Airlines and Northeast Airlines, remained grounded as their pilots defied a temporary federal court in- junction against participation in the strike by members ol the U.S. Airline Pilots Associa- tion. South Airways resumed service at 10 a.m. Some of the largest airlines hi the United States announced their pilots were not taking part In the work stoppage. There were no immediate- reports of Storm bears down on Florida area Touts bee cure TEHRAN, Iran (AP) The sting from bees is a cure for several types of eye weakness, says a Soviet eye doctor. Prof. Vasili Maximenko of the Rus- sian Hospital in Tehran. After experiments involving m o r a than 250 patients, Maximenko has used bee sting to cure all eye patients, a spokesman for the hospital said Sunday. Maxi- menko also claims honey is the best cure for rheumatism, ul- cers and liver problems. APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) Hurricane Agnes picked up her pace today as she bore down on Florida's Panhandle coastline, with 12 dead and scores of injured already in her wake. As Agnes moved northerly to within J50 miles of Panama Boy ivounded in robbery for 2 cents INDIANAPOLIS CAP) A 17-year-old boy was critically wounded by another teen-ager Sunday who robbed him of two cents, police reported. Donald L. Pierson was shot In the chest by a .22-calibre rifle while a classmate watched. Police said they later arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the shooting. City, Fla., her speed increased from 12 to between 15 and 18 miles an hour. Bearing sustained winds of 85 m.p.h. and gusts in excess oE 100, the season's first hurricane was pushing seas up to eight feet before it. Several tornadoes apparently spawned by the hurricane ripped into Okeechobee, Fla., early today, sweeping through several mobile home parks and killing at least four persons, Police said the extent of tha tornadoes' fury was impossible to determine immediately. Seize porno films. COMO, Italy (Reuter) Po- lice have arrested a Hungarian refugee at the Swiss frontier near here after finding short pornographic films in a truck he was driving. STORM BOARS IN Canadians killed in plane crash 'It is not necessary to kick the wheels when buying a tricycle? STAINES, England (CP) Government experts today began a detailed investigation oE Britain's worst civilian air crash which brought death 118 persons, including three Ca- n a d i a n s, as a Trident jet plunged into the ground shortly after takeoff Sunday. The British European Air- ways plane was bound for Brus- sels with a full load oE 112 pas- sengers and crew of six when the eight-year-old jet failed to continue its initial climb and suddenly dropped, apparently (ail-first, narrowly missing tha main street of this London sub- urban community. Among the dead were these Canadians: R. G. Driver, 52, oE Toronto; W. R. Murray, 52, oE Frankford, Ont., and Georga Lucy, 45, of Ottawa. Driver was president of Noranda Sales Corp. and vice-president of sales for Noranda Mines Ltd. Lucy was a federal environment department meteorologist on his way to attend a NATO confer, race in Brussels, As the experts combed the scattered wreckage on waste ground near Staines's main tho- roughfare, weeping relatives were asked to identify the bod- ies in temporary morgues in- cluding an old hangar at Lon- don's Heatlirow Airport. Police were bitter about tha public reaction as news of the crash swept through the London region on a dull, wet Sunday afternoon. Spectators immedi- ately sped to the area by car and on foot, blocking roads and slowing the rush of ambulances to and from the crash area. "Ghouls" was the description police officers gave to the hundreds of spectators. Some had walked through the woods, dragging their children with them, to get a close view of tho dead. One early eye-witness said he heard a baby whimpering as he approached the plane but dared not investigate further fearing an explosion. Flames did break out as firemen tried lo cut through the fuselage to reach the bodies inside. An alarm was immediately raised and rescuers retreated. But the flames were contained and the rescue continued. major schedule disruptions at any U.S. airports. The strike, which look effect at 2 a.m. EOT, was called by the International Federation of Airline Pilots to dramatize its belief that more stringent mea- sures are needed to discourage airplane hijackings. "It's under a spokes- man for the ALPA said shortly after the 2 a.m. deadline. He acknowedged it would be hard to assess the impact of the strike during the early morning hours when fewer flights were scheduled. However, service on Trans World Airlines, American Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and Western Airlines was re- ported normal. Foreign airlines were mors uniformly out of service. Those listing no flights today were Irish Airlines, Scandinavian Air- lines System, Air France, Sa- ben a Belgian World Airlines, E! Al, Alitalia, Lufthansa, Swissair and Air New Zealand. Also grounded were KLM- Royal Dutch Airlines, Varig Air- lines Iberia Airlines o! Spain, Air Afrique, Aeronavea de Mexico, Turkish Airlines, Aerolineas Argentines, Olympic Airways and Yugoslav Airline Co. CZECHS HALT BRIEF Czechoslovakia said air traffic would be hailed for one hour to protest air piracy and memo- rialize the death of a Czech pilot in a hijacking. Airports in Hong Kong, Ma- nila, Tokyo and Berlin reported minimal disruptions, but air service In London was thrown into confusion. British Overseas Airways Corp. said it hoped to operate 12 of 29 scheduled nights, and Brit- ish European Airways said it expected to operate L'mi ted service. Govt. drives for recess OTTAWA (CP) Four straight days of opposition com- plaints, followed by a drive to enact government legislation before a summer recess, are on the Commons menu this week. Allan MacEachen, govern- ment House leader, served no- tice last week that he wants an extension of regular sitting hours in a move to leave the government plate as clean possible for the recess lo start on schedule June 30. TJie first four days of the week are allotted to the opposi- tion parlies to choose a topic for debate. These opposition days are set out in the Commons rules and must be cleaned up before a recess. In the six other sitting days r e m a i n i n g, the government wants to reduce the list of bills in various stages of parliamen- tary consideration. Mr. MacEachen expressed the hope that all outstanding legis- lation would be passed before the recess, now scheduled to last until September but which could be extended .by an elec- tion call by Prime Minister Tru- dean. (AP Wirephoto) British jetliner similar to this crashes after takeoff Mice to rescue BRISBANE (Reuter) An airlift of cats from oversees has been suggested by an American woman as a possible solution to a mouse plague which has been Harassing farmers in western Queensland during recent ;