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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta HIGH FORECAST THURSDAY 65. LXV No. 162 The letHbndge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS FIVE SECTIONS 54 PAGES China ports closed to Soviet ships lij- ARTHUR L. GAVSHON LONDON (AP) China has closed its southern ports to Soviet ships loaded with war supplies for North Vietnam but is still allowing ships from other Com- munist countries to land supplies for Hanoi, authorities in touch with both Peking and Moscow reported today. Peking's reason, said informants putting out the Chinese line, is that the Soviets are unwilling to risk their new relationship with the United States by chal- lenging President Nixon's mining of North Vietnam's ports. Moscow's version, as told by diplomats from Soviet bloc countries, is that the Chinese are easing up on Uicir support, for the North Vietnamese in favor of a more flexible international policy. The U.S. mining of North Vietnam's ports has been condemned by both Peking and Moscow as illegal inter- ference with navigation on the high seas. Informants in touch with the Chinese say Peking considers that Moscow has the obb'gation to challenge the mining, and that failure to do so implies tacit acceptance. Russia has means The Chinese are reported to be arguing that the Soviet Union has the means and the equipment with wliich to foil the U.S. mining wln'le China does not. In Peking's view, therefore, Moscow's failure to accept tile challenge can only mean that its relationship with Washington is deemed to transcend its responsibility to Hanoi. The informants say that as Peking sees it, smaller East European countries lack the power to challenge the Americans, therefore their cargoes for Hanoi are being accepted in Chinese ports. For their part, the Russians are reported to be contending that Peking's attitude is consistent with other signs suggesting China is moving away from its obligation to help Hanoi. This is cited as one of the factors that has led Moscow to help in the search for a political settlement of the Vietnam war. Weather wins England's top fashion show ASCOT, England (AP) The weather won Eng- land's premier outdoor fashion event Tuesday, a driving cold wind that forced Royal Ascot race-goers under cover. The Queen and five horse-drawn coachloads ol royal race fans started the affair by driving down track from nearby Windsor Castle. The wind then took over, forcing the lobster and champagne luncheon brigade to abandon traditional carpark picnics and rush for warmth in the indoor bars. Ascot is the start of an annual social round that follows with tennis at Wimbledon, boat races at Henley and garden parties at. Buckingham Palace. Most people said this year's Ascot weather was tlis worst they could remember, which meant they had al- ready forgotten last year's floods. Gertrude Shilling, known as the mad hatter for her outsize millinery, braved the weather and turned up in a conical creation about seven feet high trailing yards of lilac chiffon. After it collapsed in the wind, Mrs. Shilling went to her Rolls-Royce witli a non-collapsible violet sombrero measuring four feet across. Name on robe Her silver lame robe, plastered with her name in letters eight inches high, saved her the social stigma of not being recognized. This is Ascot's last year under the chairmanship ot of the Duke of Norfolk, who stage-manages such royal events as coronations and state funerals. For years the duke fought a losing battle lo bar tha royal enclosure lo the socially unacceptable, which once meant divorced women and, later, miniskirts. Aflcr 27 years he is retiring from Ascot duty. His successor has yet to be named. Few miniskirts braved the weather Tuesday. main deviation from the accepted fashion norm was an occasional pants suit. Edwardian-style boaters with dresses of filmy laca and chiffon or complex prints were the 1972 fad. Lilac was Ihe predominant color, fashion sources said. The Queen wore a lime green dress and coat Icpped by a lime green hat. West AAP raps parole of rapist By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA An uproar broke out in the House of Commons Tuesday when Solicitor-General Jean-Pierre Goyer defended the temporary release from prison of a man serving a life sentence for the rape of a six-year-old girl. Calgary North MP Eldon Wol- liams brought the matter lip. Mr. Woolliams wanted to know what formulae was used in granting the man temporary leave from Agassiz Mountain prison in British Columbia. He said the man was sen- tenced to life for the rape of the six-year-old child, given a five- year concurrent sentence for at- tempted rape of a nine-year-old girl, and prior to that time had two charges of rape and inde- cent assault on a six-year-old girl and was declared crimi- nally insane. Replied Mr. Goyer as a heavy bout of heckling broke loose: "Because he is still a man and a citizen of this Shot back Mr. Woolliams: "lie may be a man and a citi- zen of Ihe country hut I would assume that Tanya Busch of Vancouver who was recently found dead, probably due to foul play, is also a girl and a citizen of this country-" It was the first time the ac- tual name of an inmate had openly been linked with the death of seven-year-old Tanya, who disappeared from her home June 2 wliite the prisoner was out on temporary release. Mr. Goyer has admitted that an in- male has been questioned in re- lation to the death. No charges have been laid against the inmate, and outside the Commons Mr. Goyer indi- cated the ROMP had not yet been able to obtain evidence linking the man to the murder. However, the solicitor-general HAILING VICTORY Sen. George McGovern holds up hands of his wife, Eleanor, and daughter, Teresa, left, to cheers of supporters in midtown Manhattan hotel Tuesday night as he claimed victory in the New York Democratic presidential primary. (AP Wirephoto) Democratic presidential primary McGovern wins IV.Y. vote UN condemns plane hijacking NEW YORK (Reuter) Sen- ator George McGovern has won about 226 delegates in New York's Democratic presidential primary, a spokesman said early today, a victory lhat Mc- Govern called "beyond our wild- est The South Dakota senator pre- dicted he will win the party's presidential nomination on the first ballot at the national con- vention in Miami Beach. A McGovern aide said the final count, slowed by the com- Union threatens rotating strikes TORONTO (CP) After a flurry of early-morning picket- ing at hydro stations and offices across the province, the strong union of Ontario Hydro workers reported for work today. Local 1000, Canadian Union pt Public Employees, had been in 8 legal strike position since midnight Tuesday night and the union has threatened rotating strikes to back up contract de- mands. The union also said Us mem- bers would refuse to work over- time or to be on call unless a union official ruled the job In question was an emergency. Workers at a number of sites throughout the province set up what the union termed "infor- mational" picket lines for an hour before regular working hours today. However, Hydro spokesmen said most reported on the job at their appointed hour. A union spokesman said there had been no decision yet as to where and when the rotating strikes would start. The fact lhat most union members work regular day hours is a major stumbling block to settlement in contract talks going on for five months. Ontario Hydro wishes to put some workers on sliifts, which CUPE has rejected. Other problem areas involve job security and split wages. plex New York primary system, would "be within two of that figure could be two more or it could be two less." The count represented almost a complete sweep for Mc- Govern, who had 237 pledged delegates running for the 248 delegate posts filled Tuesday. EXPECTS MORE YET Thirty more delegates will be selected by the state party cen- tral committee tliis weekend and a McGovern aide said he should receive 20 to 25 of those, bringing his national delegate total to about A total of would be.needed for vic- tory at the convention which opens July 10. McGovern's chief opposition in New York was from uncom- mitted delegate slates, many of them backed by regular party leaders. There were slates pledged to Senator Edmund Mu- skie of Maine and to black Con- gresswoman Shirley Chisholm in many districts. Senator Hu- bert Humphrey of Minnesota, McGovern's chief rival for the nomination, had only four dele- gate candidates in one Brooklyn district. UNITED NATIONS (Reuler) The United Nations Security Council has condemned interfer- ence with civil aviation and called for measures against those responsible, but without holding out any threats of puni- tive action against countries which fail to comply. In a consensus adopted Tues- Election of Tory gbvt. bad news for education EDMONTON