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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 11, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID - Thursday, March 11, 1971 U.S. bombers keep up heavy attacks in Laos From AP-Reuter SAIGON (CP) - New fighting erupted in the Sepone area in southern Laos today as U.S. B-52 bombers kept up their heavy pounding of the Ho Chi Minh Helicopter pilots shuttling into Laos reported heavy rocket and mortar attacks by the North Vietnamese. One helicopter landing zone was said to have been hit by more than 100 rockets and mortar rounds. Pilots also reported heavy ground contact but could give no details. Fog and low clouds for the third day cut heavily into U.S. helicopter support for the South Vietnamese ground troops sweeping across the North Vietnamese supply network in the Laotian panhandle. But the FULL CITIZENSHIP FOR GEN. LEE - Congress has been asked to restore full citizenship to Robert E. Lee mc.e than 100 years after the famed Confederate general died. General Le Is shown In his Civil War uniform. Train of research MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. government is backing research on a passenger train that would travel up to 1,000 miles an hour through a tube containing thin air and be propelled by electrical magnets chilled to 450 degrees below zero. A $121,337 department of transportation grant to determine the feasibility of such a system was announced Wednesday for Stanford Research Institute, which is working on the project. The objective is a presur-led train that would roll on rubber tires until it reached a 50 mile-an-hour speed through a tube where a partial vacuum had been created to min- ojhis tiny ZENITH hearing aid future backed imize air resistance. Then the vehicle would be lifted off the ground by magnetic forces and whiz silently through tbe thin air. Magnets spaced the length of the train would interact with opposing magnetic forces in an aluminum guide strip to lift the cars about a foot above the guideway and keep them centred. A 500-foot-long test guide-way nearing completion at the Institute's headquarters here will be used for testing a one-fiftieth-scale model after at least a year's work on a feasibility study, a spokesman said. Jet engines, rocket motors and other driving forces have been considered to power the trains, but researchers say they favor a linear-induction motor, using the same electric forces that hold the train suspended in air to pull it forward. weather had no effect on the B-52s flying at altitudes up to 30,000 feet. Sources reported more than 500 North Vietnamese killed by three B-52 raids Wednesday in the jungles seven and 25 miles southeast of Sepone, the reported deepest point South Vietnamese have reached to Laos. There was no Indication that South Vietnamese ground forces had advanced beyond the Sepone area 25 miles inside Laos. Apparently tbe forward units were still operating along a broken front extending about 25 miles south of Route 9 and some distance north of that east-west highway. Alaska hits hack JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska House resources committee unanimously recommended passage Wednesday of a resolution described by a sponsor as retaliation against Canadian opposition to plans to ship Alaskan oil from Valdez to Puget Sound. The resolution asks the federal government to conduct a study of "needed safeguards to adequately protect Alaskan waters and land from damage thai could result from our current stance of letting the Canadians transport oil and ore over our land and through our waters " LITTLE DEBATE The measure, introduced in the house Tuesday, was endorsed by the resources committee with little debate and sent to the rules committee for placement on the house calendar. Its sponsors are representatives Leslie (Red) Swanson of Nenana and Morgan Reed of Skagway, both Democrats. Swanson told the committee, "we felt it would be with the times to draw up a resolution to tell the people of Canada we are concerned about shipment of oil between Vancouver and Skagway in their old ships." Swanson said he co  sponsored the resolution in response to letters of protest recently written by 16 members of the Canadian parliament to the interior department protesting plans to ship Alaskan oil from Prince William Sound along the Canadian coast to Washington state. Reed said the measure "is one way to make them (the Canadians) realize what roadblocks they're throwing on our hopes for a better economy. Zenith's remarkable Z-701 Just one ol 18 quality Zenith hearing aids^ One of them might be just right for you. At no obligation, test-hear a Zenith hearing aid today. Zenith hearings aids art priced from JAIL FROGMEN TEL AVIV (AP) - An Israeli military court has sentenced four captured Arab guerilla frogmen to 25 years in prison. A fifth received a 20-year term- MJX� s> the quality goes In before the name goes on. Mail or bring in this coupon (or free copy of Zenith's "Sound & Hearing" Booklet. LEISTER'S MUSIC Paramount Theatre Bldg LETHBRIDGE Regular $7.95. . Cor. TAPE SALE 5.95 MUSICLAND 13th St. and 3rd Ave S. Forest districts centralized EDMONTON (CP) - J. Donovan Ross, minister of lands and forests', told the Alberta Legislature Wednesday centralization has been completed in the Edson and Whitecourt forest districts and now is being carried out in the Bow and Crowsnest forests. Dr. Ross said the two forest areas in southwestern Alberta will probably be amalgamated, with central headquarters set up in Black Diamond and Blairmore. He said the consolidation will effect eoonomies and improve the effectiveness of department personnel. Steel layoffs LONDON (Reuter) - The state-owned steel corporation announced Thursday plans to close down five of its plants because of a shortage of orders. About 2,600 workers will lose their jobs as a result of the move, a spokesman said. FREE-FOR-ALL - Security men forced half a dozen screaming women's liberation advocates out of the ballroom of the Hotel Vacouver Wednesday after a group had interrupted a fashion show. The women. In outlandish costumes and wearing grotesque makeup, shouted that the show was an abuse of women's dignity. Organized labor is part of reason for less jobs TORONTO (CP) - Organized labor must take some of the blame for current high unemployment levels, John Young said Wednesday. Mr. Young, chairman of the federal prices and incomes commission, said if all groups in the economy had participated last year in the restraint program "it would have permitted the authorities to shift from re- For Your Pleasure and Convenience THE TOWN CHEF (located in the Professional Bldg., Downtown) Announces - LONGER WEEKEND HOURS Open Until 10 p.m. Thursday-Friday-Saturday Massacre testimony completed FORT BENNING.Ga. (AP) -Testimony in the My Lai massacre murder trial of Lieut. William Calley was completed today. Early next week, the lawyers for both sides will give their final arguments in the case of the 27-year-old United States Army officer accused of the premeditated murder of 102 Vietnamese civilians during an infantry assault at My Lai, South Vietnam, in 1968- The case could go to the six-officer jury Tuesday or Wednesday, after the judge gives them instructions. If convicted of first-degree murder, Calley could be sentenced to death. The trial began on Nov. 12 with selection of the jury, and there have been 46 court days since then. In that time, the prosecution called 57 witnesses, the defence 40 and the jury two. The final witness summoned by the jury-which was exercising a prerogative under military law-was the highest-ranking officer in the My Lai area of operation, Col. Oran K. Henderson, the brigade commander. TROOPS COMMENDED Henderson testified that the top U.S. Army man in South Vietnam, Gen. William Westmoreland, commended the assault troops that laid waste to My Lai. "We did receive a congratulatory message from Gen. West moreland," Henderson said. Henderson followed Calley's company commander, Capt. Ernest Medina, who said that his first panicky thought on realizing the bloody carnage his troops had visited on the Vietnamese village was: "Oh, my God, what happened?" Medina told Calley's jury that when he became aware of the magnitude of the slaughter in My Lai: "I realized exactly the disgrace that was being brought upon the army uniform that I am proud to wear. I realized the repercussions that it would have against tbe United States of America,'', strictive to expansionary policies sooner and more decisively." "There is. no doubt that this would have had a beneficial effect on the employment situation now, well over a year later." Organized labor refused to Join the commission restraint program, agreed to by business leaders for 1970. Labor leaders argued that climbing profits, rather than higher wages, had been a leading cause of inflation. Mr. Young, in a speech to the Ontario Federation of Construction Associations', said if Canada is to regain and keep its economic health ways must be found in which those who have jobs or command wealth are brought to accept more moderate increases in money incomes than they have become used to Standard building code needed CALGARY (CP) - A standard building code approved by federal, provincial and municipal governments would lower costs on almost all types of construction, deputy Alberta planner John Polonuk said Wednesday. Varying standards across the province and throughout Canada hindered industry planning, standardization of components and construction methods, and occasionally prevented material produced in one area from being used in another. Native women's group given federal grant OTTAWA (CP) - The Voice of Alberta Native Women's Society, a group representing women of Indian ancestry, has received a $7,200 federal grant to cover expenses for a national native women's conference to be held in Edmonton March 22-23. The department of the secretary of state announced today that representatives of Indian, Eskimo and Metis women's groups from all provinces and territories have been invited to the conference. The conference is to provide the women with the opportunity to express their opinions about the development and objectives of their organizations at local, provincial and national levels.. New postal code to be introduced OTTAWA (CP) - A new postal code which will eliminate at least 75 per cent of manual sorting of nail will be introduced later this month by tbe post office. All Canadians will be given their code numbers over the next few months. But the system won't go into effect until mid-1973 when new machinery will be installed in 15 major post offices across the country. J. 6. Fultz, director of the post office's coding and mechanization branch, said in an interview Wednesday the new code wffl considerably speed up mail delivery. The system Is described as superior to the tip code used in the United States and an improvement over the one used in the British post office. Its main asset is that its combination of six letters and figures allows machines to sort mail for individual firms, to apartment houses or for homes in a single city block. Neither the American nor the British systems can do this. MANITOBA NEXT Ottawa residents will be informed this month of their code numbers. Manitoba is next on April 13. Officials hope that, by the time the machines are installed in ths post offices, Canadians will have got into the habit of using their code numbers. Mr. Fultz said the machinery will cost up to 160 million and the skills of the postal workers will have to be improved to cope with the mechanization. Former postmaster-genera] Eric Kierans has assured postal unions by letter that no employee will lose his job or be laid off as a result of the code. Post offices where the machinery will be installed are Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, London, Out,, Windsor, Out, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton Victoria and Vancouver. If Canadians can't be persuaded to use their code, s consultants' report suggested a penalty of some sort be Imposed. One such penalty proposed was to have manual sorters on day work only. Thus mail without- the code could be sorted only at certain hours and could be delayed in reaching its destination. 37-storey building planned CALGARY (CP) - Plans for a $20 million, 37  storey retail and office building in the centre of downtown were announced today by the Bank of Nova Scotia and Famous Players Canadian Corp. Ltd. The structure, which would face the Eighth Avenue Pedestrian Mall, is to be started in the spring of next year, mitfa completion scheduled for 1974. The building would replace a hotel, theatre and retail stores currently on the site. Wins nomination S.T PAUL (CP) - Mike Fluker, a St. Paul businessman, won the. Progressive Conservative nomination Wednesday night for the provincial constituency of St. Paul in east-central Alberta. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE f ��' ' in recent years of rapid inflation. Much of the impact of boom conditions in construction gets built into permanently higher wage rates and other costs, he said, which has serious consequences for the industry. "Thus a determined effort to bring about a more balanced flow of construction activity must form an essential part of an over-all effort to stabilize costs in the industry throughout the economy." While governments should be held ultimately responsible for management of the country's economic affairs, it was also true that private groups carry an important responsibility for making the achievement of good economic performance easier or harder.N He said that for the time being consumers' in Canada benefit from a more stable price level than exists in any industrialized country in the western world. "These benefits are being paid for, however, by a substantial number of people who want to work but are without jobs, by a severe contraction of farm incomes and by a profit squeeze that discourages business outlays for the expansion of production and employment." Five editors quit jobs at magazine NEW YORK (AP) - Five editors of Harper's magazine, the oldest in the United States, resigned Wednesday in the wake of the resignation last week of the magazine's editor-in-chief. The resignations followed a meeting of the editors with the magazine company's chairman, John Cowles Jr., said David Halberstam, a contributing editor. Halberstam, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former correspondent of the New York Times, acted as spokesman for his col- Weather and road report Cowles, president of the Minneapolis Star and Tribune Co., had flown in from Minneapolis for the meeting. He left immediately and said afterward in Minneapolis that he had no comment. The decision to quit, Halberstam said, came at the meeting in the apartment of the managing editor, Robert K&tlowitz. The editor-in-chief, Willie Morris, who guided the 121-year-old magazine since 1967, resigned last week in what he characterized as a losing fight in the battle between "the money men and the literary men," 4A ABOVE 19.Oft ZERO AT X*,UVflOON SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:52. SUNSET 6:31 H L Pre 45 35 35 30 Pincher Creek ... 44 28 .04 Medicine Hat .... 47 30 Edmonton....... 38 23 Grande Prairie . . 37 21 36 28 .02 42 25 47 38 .51 Penticton....... 41 36 Cranbrook ... . . . 40 29 Prince George .. . 42 29 .16 Vancouver....... 47 40 .58 Saskatoon........ .29 8 Regina......... 30 12  � Winnipeg....... 27 9 Toronto ........ 29 22 .30 Ottawa ....... 26 16 .10 Montreal...... 25 16 .06 St. John's ... ...  32 27  � 37 25  a Charlottetown ... . 31 19   Fredericton..... 35 12 New York ... ... . 44 34 .i7 Los Angeles...... 58 48 47 71 52 45 48 32 43 45 30 47 Las Vegas.......70 Honolulu........81 Rome.......... 34 Paris...........36 London......... 44 Berlin.......... 24 Amsterdam...... 28 Madrid......... 28 Stockholm.......23 Tokyo.......... 31 FORECAST Lethbridge, Calgary - Today: Mainly cloudy. Occasional showers along the foothills. Winds W25 and gusty over the foothills. Lows 25-30. Friday: Mainly sunny. Highs 40-45. Medicine Hat - Today: Cloudy. A few isolated showers. Winds W20 and gusty Low 30-35 Friday; Mainly sunny. Highs 40-43. Columbia  Kootenay - Today: Sunny periods becoming cloudy this evening with occasional rain or wet snow after midnight. Friday: Rain or wet snow ending by noon and becoming sunny. Highs both days near 40s. Lows tonight in 30s. THE "A.C." MODEL 190XT 93.65 H.P. TURBOCHAROED DIESEL TRACTOR Features: it Emy Storting and Handling if Rapid Acceleration, Quick Response it Dependability, Top Quality Offer* you 'Keep Going' Performance for 5-bettem plowing ... 20' Discing ... 12-row Planting CONTACT; "OALE" HARRIS "DICK" ORSTEN "BERT" ERICKSEN GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 LETHBRIDGE, AITA. P.O. BOX 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Lethbridge area are bare and dry except for Highway No. 3 west where there is a section of packed snow near Crows Nest Lake. Highway No. 1, Trans-Canada, Calgary to Banff is bare and in good winter driving condition. Banff to Golden is in good driving condition with a few slippery sections. Golden to Revelstoke received from 1 to 4 inches of new snow and lias been plowed and sanded. Banff-Jasper, and Banff-Radium highways are in good driving condition. Creston to Salmo received 7 inches new snow, and h*s been plowed and s:."d:d. M-.tc's'-s rxe advissd lo re'-.h f- !:' isc. f*'"-n re:'-, r: i rr.;a t::d cva'p.Ti-iat PORTS OT ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonila 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a,m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. 1 Wildborae. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;