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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Forecast high Tuesday 35-45. The Lethbtidge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 73 LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, MARCH 8, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PACKS wedding 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 p.cture cover- age in newspapers. Many had front page stories. Predictably, many described him as a playboy and one of the most eligible bachelors. The New Yoik 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 had a field day on the age difference between the 51-year-old Tru- deau and his young bride. A writer in The Daily Sketch said that in a mar- riage of this kind, the girl can expect experience and flattery, among other advantages, from her more ma- ture mate. That is the essence of "the older-man 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 still be able to in 10 years time when he is 61 and she is only In France, the mass-circulation evening newspaper France-Soir carried a picture of the wedding on its front page last week and most morning papers in Paris carried the marriage story on their foreign news pages. France-Soir's front-page picture caption reteired readers to a story inside beaded: "The Canadians have lost their No. 1 playboy." L'Aurore, Le Parisien Libere and Paris-Jour ac- companied 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 Van- couver." 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 cere- mony 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: "Un- known 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 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 'Tlaybov Trudeau tamed" wrys the Duesseldorf lihemi.schp Post "Thn foci I ho bnde is IS jears younger tils the picture of the headstrong man who, since as- fuming office barely tliree years ago created an image for himself unusual at least for government chiefs." Bonn's Gencralanzeiper said: "Canadian women will have lo reconcile themselves to the fact that the goodlooking millionaire and unorthodox politician, pas- sionate 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 Sin- clair home. The wedding was also one of the best scoring foreign news stones in South African newspapers. Most newspapers carried photographs of Trudeau wilh his bride alongside reports of the wedding and brief profiles of the new Mrs Tnideau Maior Japanese dailies carried the report in Mint foieign news topic column with the picture of HIP leaving the Sinclair home in a shower of rice Many Australian newspapers ran pictures of Tni- deau and his young bride with stories headlined Most Eligible Bachelor Weds" and "Lovers of the Year" in their Saturday editions. Sunday papers followed up with stories and pic- lures of (he newlvweds on 'heir skiing honeymoon in British Columbia. Southern Alberta teachers 'It's for yott, sir! a Miss Mail rolls again LONDON (AP) Less than hah" of Britain's post offices re- opened today after the system's workers voted overwhelmingly to end their costly 47-day walk- out. Postal chiefs appealed to the public to hold back all but ur- gent mail for a few days so they could clear the backlog of 11 million letters, plus another 60 million piled up in foreign coun- tries. They said sen-ice might not be back to normal until the end of next week. A spokesman for the post off- ice said foreign mail for Britain would not begin its journey until London gives the word. "It probably will be given some- time this he said. About of the main post offices did not reopen today because their staffs had to be trained in the new decimal sys- tem 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 is cleared. International telephone serv- ices requiring operator assist- ance and rural exchanges with operators were expected to be back to normal within a few hours. But all pay phones won't be available until full coin boxes are emptied. Telegraph service resumes Tuesday. DECID'ES PAY SCALE More than of the members of the Union of Postal workers voted to go back to work, leaving the fate of their pay demand in the hands of a three-man commission. The vote by union branches was to 61. In the vote, the strikers also agreed to a large-scale overhaul of the postal service to increase its efficiency. Cuts in the daily deliveries and parcel services were reported in the offing. The acting chairman of the post office, William Ryland, said the public had found ways during the strike to be less de- pendent on the mail service and the post office never would be the same again. Britons began paying more to send letters today as the result of rate increases set before the strike. While the strike wss under way, an increase equiva- lent lo about two cents took ef- fpcl on first-class mail, which had been seven cents, and on second class, which formerly was six cents. Hall of fame hockey star buried today OTTAWA (CP1 Funeral services were held today for Harold (Punch) Broadbenl, a member of Ihc Hockey Hall of Fame and last surviving mem- ber of one of the all-time great National Hockey League for- ward lines, who died Saturday. He was 78. He played right wing on the line of Frank Nighbor and Cy Denneny that led Ottawa Sena- tors to three straight Stanley Cup championships. He was named to the Hall of Fame in may wa Ik Jittery gunman surrenders after hijacking airliner MIAMI. Fla. (AP) A jittery voung gunman hijacked a Na- tional Airlines jet aircraft today at Mobile, Ala forced the crew to fly him north toward Mont- real, but then decided in flight lo surrender. "The FBI took him off with- out any said an air- lines spokesman after the plane landed in Miami. The arrest came shortly be- fore noon, or almost three hours after the man boarded the Boeing 727 at Mobile, ordered 38 passengers and four steward- esses off and demanded to be flown to Canada. The airlines announced the plane was headed for Montreal. A short time la'or it was an- nour.cad that the plane had turn- ed around and that the hijacker planned to surrender in Miami. The FBI said you'll, iden- tified as Thomas Keily Marston, 16, of Mobile and charged with aircraft p.ircy, was armed with a .38-cal'''.' e pistol. The crew was identified as pilot Capt. Bob Carter, co-pilot Jack Graham, flight engineer Jerry Gemma and steward- esses Mary A very, Colleen Hei- ner, Cheryl Barman and Geor- gia Castro. War front iddle PRIEST-NUN WED Rev. Joseph Fournier, a 61-year- old Roman Catholic Priest, and Anna Laforce, a 51-year- old former nun, were married Dec. 16 in a civil ceremony. Rev. Fournier, of the Edmonton suburb of St. Albert said Saturday that one reason the couple married was on attempt to change the Roman Catholic law of celibacy for priests. (See story Rape 11) Go-between role seen for Canada ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (CP) External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp said today Can- ada may be able to help African countries seeking a friendly so- lution to southern African racial problems. Sharp held a press briefing here in the first of the five black African countries he will visit in a two-week tour. He said he would talk to Pres- ident Felix Houphauet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast about the south- ern Africa racial issue, on which Houphouet-Boigny has taken a n.uch softer stand than most major African leaders. While leaders in Zambia, Tan- zania and Nigeria have adopted a policy of confrontation with white-minority governments in South Africa, Rhodesia and the Portuguese colonies, Hou- phouet-Boigny has called for a "dialogue." He has support from Ghana, Madagascar and Malawi. Sharp said that Canada is against violent confrontation in southern Africa HAS HIGH HOPES His talks with Houphouet- Boigny today could be "fruitful" if the Ivory Coast leader made a strong base for the concept that a good-neighbor policy would prompt the South African .Jolumy Carsou iu hospital NEW YORK !AP> Johnny Carson entered a New York hos- pital Sunday for treatment of hepatitis. The National Broad- casting Co. said it. was not known how long the star of the network's late-night talk show would be laid up, but that Joey Bishop, who once had his own talk show in competition with Carson, would replace him for the duration. government to ease off its racist apartheid approach within its own borders, and if Canada could play an honest, broker role towards that end. It is Canadian policy, he said, never to cut off contacts with countries such as South Africa, because then there could be no dialogue. "I would like to ex- plore what we can do." Some black African represent- atives had suggested to him at the United Nations last year that Canada might play a go-be- tween role over the racial issue since it maintained an embassy in South Africa. There is a distinct possibility that all of southern Alberta will have a teachers- strike before the end of the current school year. Two regional bargaining situations are involved, and Joe Berlando, the Albeita Teachers' Association bargaining agent in charge of the Lehbridge teachers' nego- tions has told the Herald "things look bleak." BARG UN" JOINTLY Lethbndge and Medicine Hat public and separate school boards aie bargaining jointly this year about 750 teach- ers in the two cities, and the Southern Alberta School Author- ities Association, comprising the 18 other school districts south of and including Brooks and Vulcan is bai gaining jointly with morp teachers. John R. Hutton, a labor rela- tions officer working from Cal- gary, lias been appointed con- ciliation officer in both disputes. His initial recommendations are expected early this week in the SASAA dispute, but it will be some time before he has met with the other groups. "We sincerely hope we can head off a major confrontation, like a Mr. Berlando said. "But the boards in the Lethbridge and Medicine Hat situation, as well as the SASAA one. have been stubborn about the two points the teachers feel are the most important." He said these are the rights of teachers to be consulted by the school boards before any major changes in policy are put into effect: and the number of hours teachers are expected to spend teaching, as opposed to their regular workday of teach- ing, preparation time and other supervision. PICTURE BLEAK The picture is similarly bleak in a number of other areas hi the province. Eight regional bargaining situations are "in Mr. Berlando said. He added that the problems exist on both the teachers' and the trustees' sides, "but it was the trustees who wanted re- gional bargaining, not us." The eight regions include about of Alberta's teachers. Another major trouble spot is the Calgary public school dis- trict, which is also Hearing a strike situation. The provincial ATA board is meeting in Edmonton Tuesday to determine whether or not funds can be made available to Calgary teachers if they go on strike, and the Calgary teachers are meeting Thursday to de- cide whether to hold a super- vised strike vote. If they decide then to apply to the department of labor for a strike vote, Mr. Berlando said the vote could be held March 22 and the teachers there could go on strikie almost anv- time after that. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The war fronts between Israel and the Arabs were quiet today despite Egypt's refusal to pro- claim an extension of the cease- fire. A military spokesman in Tel Aviv said there was no fighting along the 103-mile Suez canal. Journalists were barred from the area, but there were no indi- cations hostilities would re- sume. Israel had expressed willing- ness to extend the truce indefi- nitely. But Egyptian President Anwar Sadat announced hours before the deadline that his forces no longer would be bound by the ceasefire which first took effect last August. It expired at midnight Sunday night. Sadat said he had decided not to extend the ceasefire after conferring with Soviet leaders during a secret visit to Moscow last week. HAS RUSSIAN SUPPORT "I came back completely sat- isfied and confident that the So- viet Union supports our cause for liberation and a just peace to the utmost he said in a broadcast. "We shall no longer be bound by the ceasefire agreement, nor can we pledge to refrain from Sadat said. "But this does not mean that the guns will be fired tonight or that dip- lomatic efforts will stop." The armed forces of Egypt, Jordan and Syria went on alert. There was no official wurd on Israel's military readiness. The Egyptian government charged that Israel had de- ployed new artillery, armor, rocket pads and air force squad- rons in the Sinai Desert. Cairo also announced that Egyptian army and air force units had completed 48 hours of manoeu- vres with live ammunition. The Jordan army's chief ot operations, Brig. Zeid Ben Shaker, said all his troops and armor were positioned along the Jordan River, the ceasefire line with Israel. An Israeli source said Syria, which was not included in the truce pact, had moved armored reinforcements into the Golan Heights area on the biggest scale since the 1967 war. South Vietnamese troops push on SAIGON (AP) The com- mander of South Vietnamese forces in Laos said today his troops have seized three main junctions on the Ho Chi Minh Trail and are achieving the two objectives of their s t r o ing Noi th Vietnamese bases "and cutting tire supply network. Speaking at his forward htad- rni.TtPrs at Ham LI -Gen. lloang Xunn 1.3m siid his iroops had to road junctions ai Ran Dong, Muong Kong and Scponp Seponc, a main supply hub on the trail 25 rales uiside Laos, was reported taken by South Vi- etnamese troups Saturday. Ban Dong is about halfway between the border and Sepone, on east- west Highway 9, while Muong Nong is 20 miles south of Ban Dong Waves of 1" S kept up heavy attacks on the Ho Chi Minh Trail today as the cam- paign in Laos began its fifth week. No evacuation of Canadians from Pakistan OTTAWA iC'P) A spokes- man for the external affair.1- department said no special in- structions had been sent out lo the 126 Canadians registered in strife tern Pakistan. He added that any evacua- tion of Canadians would he in co-operation with the British plans. The British meanwhile has advised the 1 000 Britons in East Pakistan to leave the country because of Ihp threat of civil war if their presence is not essential. Rolls-Royce announces big layoff LONDON (AP) The Rolls- Co. announced today a big layoff of workers as the United Stales and British gov- ernments tried to work out the future of the firm's RB-211 jet engine. Rupert Nicolson, the ac- countant named to unravel the British firm's financial affairs, said employees, many of them w bite-collar workers, would lose their jobs in the next three weeks. The were ordered at Rolls-Royce plants at Derby and Barnolriswiek. England, and at Glasgow, Scotland The figure represents about 10 per cent of tile company's labor force. Picket lines By THE CANADIAN PRESS Picket lines were set up around the al dockyard in Halifax today as 1.700 civilian workers began a sirike to back contract demands Their West Coast coun- terparts in Esquimau, B C., however, apparently have de- cided to hold off similar action until March 15, it was learned Saturdav nicht. The Esqu-malt workers wcie reported earlier to 1m e voied 63 per cent against a strike, but the over-all from the work- ers in bolh centres was 75 per cent in or of the strike. Security lightened around boxers NEW YORK (CP) Tight- ened security measures follow- ing a bomb scare and a re- ported threat on Joe Trailer's life added lo (lie tension build- up up foi tonight's heavyweight tilli' fight between 1'Yazier 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 let- ter and laler an anonymous tel- ephone call threatening his life if he did not ibrow Iho right. Another loport circulated Sun- day that a downtown hotel, Fra- zicr'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 Iwrnb scare was checked and no bomb w as found. FIVP numbed special police have been assigned to Madison Square Garden, where, shortly after 8.30 p.m. MST Ali and Frazier will (ouch gloves at mid-ring to square off for their long-anticipated showdown. The fight will be seen on closed-circuit television in the United Slates, Canada and the United Kingdom, and be carried by satellite to South America, Africa, Europe and the Far East. li Seen and heard I----------------------- i About town I. WEVEN YE.AR -OLD T r r o r Sato causing confusion at the parent- teacher dav by telling te-acli- pr Margfrv Lane his mother couldn't come "because she. bad to see the psychiatrist." (Mrs. Faith Sato arrived af- ter her visit to the chiroprac- tor) Eileen claiming she can't break an egg into the frying pan like the Galloping Gourmet and her htisbnnd Julius adding, "She probably could do a better job if she tried to break It on my heart." nir.S Cordon Roy Mo r.rrgur, f.1, fnrmrr prrsidont of Air dnaiia wartime fishier act- in tlie IJatllr of Rritian, (lied in Montreal lo- day. ;