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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY Forecast high Tuesday 35-45. The LetltbrUlge Herald VOL. LXIV - No. 73 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, MARCH 8, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS - 20 PAGES S gets big play around world By THE CANADIAN PRESS The wedding of Prime Minister Trudeau and 22-year-old Margaret Sinclair was one of the top foreign news stories of last week in many newspapers around the world. From New York to Tokyo the surprise wedding in North Vancouver, B.C., gained at least picture coverage in newspapers. Many had front page stories. Predictably, many described him as a playboy and one of the most eligible bachelors. The New York Times gave the story front page play last week and had another brief mention in its Sunday Week in Review of the fact that it took a 22-year-old beauty from North Vancouver to end Tru-deau's "renowned bachelorhood." Some British newspapers on Saturday bad a field day on the age difference between the 51-year-old Trudeau and his young bride. A writer in The Daily Sketch said that in a marriage of this kind, the girl can expect experience and flattery, among other advantages, from her more mature mate. That is the essence of "the older-man reaction," the Tabloid Sketch tells its readers in the light of Trudeau's marital exploit The Sun worriedly maintained that "middle-aged bachelors tend to be a bit prissy, very orderly and lead their lives according to a routine." "Any woman who tries to upset that is either very clever or a fool." Gaiety and laughter Trudeau may be able to give his youthful wife gaiety and laughter now. "Will he stall be able to in 10 years time when he' is 61 and she is only 32?" In France, the mass-circulation evening newspaper C France-Soir carried a picture of the wedding on its front page last week and most morning papers is Paris carried the marriage story on their foreign news pages. France-Soir's front-page picture caption referred readers to a story inside headed: "The Canadians have lost their No. 1 playboy." L'Aurore, Le Parisien Iibere and Paris-Jour accompanied their reports with smaller pictures of the couple. Le Figaro headed its report: "Surprise for the Canadians: Mr. Trudeau married a girl of 22 at Vancouver." The Italian press reacted with some excitement to the secret marriage of the "playboy-prime minister." Most newspapers printed pictures of the couple, making much of the disparity in age between the two. Rome's H Tempo included a graphic description of the Roman Catholic priest due to conduct the ceremony staring open-mouthed when he realized who the bridegroom was. West Germany's largest - circulation newspaper, Bild, splashed the story over a third of its front and half of its second page. A seven-deck front-page headline in Bild said: "Unknown girl wins love duel with world's most expensive star - Barbra Streisand loses." Bild ran pictures of both women on the front. The main story in Bild adds: "The dream of many girls is over-Canada's Kissing Pierre is no longer to be had. School-girls put flags at half mast in mourning." PM still flirting? Welt, Bild's sister paper from the same publishing house, appeared not to be so sure it was all cut and dried. A picture showing the prime minister laughing and flirting with three stunning long-haired beauties at once was captioned: "Trudeau after the wedding - the end of all flirts?" "Playboy Trudeau tamed" says the Duesseldorf Rheinische Post. "The fact that the bride is 29 years younger fits the picture of the headstrong man who, since assuming office barely three years ago created an image for himself unusual at least for government chiefs." Bonn's Generalanzeiger said: "Canadian women will have to reconcile themselves to the fact that the goodlooking millionaire and unorthodox politician, passionate dancer, and charming conversationalist is no longer to be had." There was hardly a paper in West Germany which did not run the picture of the couple leaving the Sinclair home. The wedding was also one of the best - scoring foreign news stories in South African newspapers. Most newspapers carried photographs of Trudeau with his bride alongside reports of the wedding and brief profiles of the new Mrs. Trudeau. Major Japanese dailies carried the report in their foreign news topic column with the picture of the newlyweds leaving the Sinclair home in a shower of rice. Many Australian newspapers ran pictures of Trudeau and his young bride with stories headlined "'World's Most Eligible Bachelor Weds" and "Lovers of the Year" in their Saturday editions. Sunday papers followed up with stories and pictures of the newlyweds on 'lieir skiing honeymoon in British Columbia. Southern Alberta teachers may walk out 'It's for you, sir!  . a Miss Streisand!' Mail rolls again LONDON (AP) - Less than half of Britain's post offices reopened today after the system's workers voted overwhelmingly to end their costly 47-day walkout. Postal chiefs appealed to the public to hold back all but urgent mail for a few days so they could clear the backlog of 11 million letters, plus another 60 million piled up in foreign countries. They said service might not be back to normal until tWe end of next week. A spokesman for the post office said foreign mail for Britain would not begin its journey until London gives the word. "It probably will be given sometime this week," he said. About 1,000 of the 1,700 main post offices did not reopen today because their staffs bad to be trained in the new decimal system for money and stamps that came into effect during the strike. Limited deliveries of first-class mail were expected today, but second-class letters will not be handled until the backlog terparts in Esquimalt, B.C., however, apparently have decided to hold off similar action until March 15, it was learned Saturday night. The Esquimalt workers were reported earlier to have voted 63 per cent against a strike, but the over-all vote from the workers in both centres was 75 per cent in favor of the strike. Security tightened around boxers NEW YORK (CP) - Tightened security measures following a bomb scare and a reported threat on Joe Frazier's life added to the tension building up for tonight's heavyweight title fight between Frazier and Muhammad Ali. . Eight detectives were, said to be guarding Frazier and his manager, Yancey Durham, after the boxing champion was reported to have received a letter and later an anonymous telephone call threatening his life if he did not throw the fight. Another report circulated Sunday that a downtown hotel, Frazier's. normal New York City headquarters; had received a bomb threat. The same source in Frazier's camp who reported the threatening phone call said the bomb scare was' checked and no bomb was found. Five hundred special police have been assigned to Madison Square Garden, where, shortly alter 8.30 p.m. MST Ali and Frazier will touch gloves at mid-ring to square off for their long-anticipated showdown. The fight will be seen on closed-circuit television in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and be carried by satellite to South America, Africa, Europe and the Far East. . Seen and heard About town CEVEN - YEAR - OLD ^ Trevor Sato causing confusion at the parent-teacher day by telling teacher Margery Lane Ms mother couldn't come "because she had to see the psychiatrist." (Mrs. Faith Sato arrived after her visit to the chiropractor) . . . Eileen Moltzahn claiming she can't break an egg into the frying pan like the Galloping Gourmet and her husband Julius adding, "She probably could do a better job if she tried to break it on my bead." DIES - Gordon Roy McGregor, 69, former president of Air Canada and wartime tighter ace in the Battle of Britian, died in Montreal to-