Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
High forecast Tuesday 35*40. Tlic Letftbridge Herald ? ? ? * * VOL. LXIV - No. 79 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, MARCH 15, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS - 20 PAGES Stray shot could spark war U.S. cuts travel ban to Communist China ^^^^ ^^18*^^^ * ballot over three other candidates. None of the other candidates -Arthur Yates, 52; John Day, 20, and Rod Woodcock, 25, all of Edmonton-polled more than 30 of a possible 324 votes. Mr. Yates left his job as a surface foreman at a silver mine near Great Bear Lake in th3 Northwest Territories to seek the leadership. Mr. Day and Mr. Woodcock are students. LOST IN 1967 Mr. Russell was defeated in two previous leadership attempts and the 1967 provincial election. The Liberals, have gone from the official Opposition to a political nothing in 15 years. They held 15 seats in the legislature in 1955 but now they have none. All of the leadership candidates spoke of the party's depressed state and stressed it must plan for the future and not expect miracles at the next election, expected in June or the fall. Mr. Russell said the party will not "charge around the province" nominating candidates. Only sincere Liberals will be selected to run in areas where they Have support. Mr. Russell is married with three children and is manager of a public relations firm and an advertising agency. He is deputy mayor of the town of St. Albert, just north of Edmonton, and has been a strong voice in thei party. MUST BUILD PLATFORM He told delegates the party must build a platform of reform and offer a credible alternative to the Social Credit government and Conservative opposition. "If we've lost our zeal for reform, then we should get out of Alberta politics. But I know we haven't lost our zeal." He said exploitation of Alberta resources should be stopped to ensure resource development for the benefit of AI-bertans. One way of doing this would be to place a surtax on natural resources exported from the province. Boxer defects COPENHAGEN (AP) -Wlodzimierz Wojcik, a 20-year-old welterweight boxer from Poznan, defected from a visiting Polish team and is asking political asylum, police said Sunday. He had been knocked out by his Danish opponent. WASHINGTON (AP) - The state department lifted today 20-year-old restrictions on the travel of American citizens to China. Following up earlier measures which loosened restraints, State Secretary William P. Rogers ordered that passports no longer carry a stamp stating they cannot be used for travel to the Chinese mainland. Such a restriction is being continued, however, on travel by Americans to North Vietnam, North Korea and Cuba. State department officials said past experience indicates that authorizing use of passports in the case of mainland China will make little or no difference in actual travel by Americans there because the Chinese Communist regime has allowed few Americans to enter the country. The move is in line, however, with President Nixon's pledge last month to see what more might be done "to "create broader opportunities for contacts between the Chinese and American peoples." Nixon, who has been seeking improved relationships with the mainland Chinese, reported in his February State of the World message that nearly 1,000 Americans had received special U.S. permission to go to China but Peking had admitted only three. END WAS AUTOMATIC Under present regulations the state department's travel bans were to end automatically today unless the secretary acted to continue any or all of them. Some oi: Rogers's advisers proposed dropping the restrictions entirely because U.S. courts in recent years have struck down attempts to enforce them. Many U.S. citizens have travelled to the off-limits areas without official permission. Cuba came under a different category because the U.S. travel ban there is part of the U.S.-led campaign to isolate the Castro regime. By CY FOX Candian Press Staff Writer The end of the formal truce agreement in the Middle East has placed the cause of peace there at the mercy of a possible random shot across the Suez canal or any other minor incident likely to set of f a reprisal action. But leaders in various capitals of the world have expressed the hope that a renewal of hostilities along the shell-battered canal would not come about in this or any other way despite the lapsing of the truce. President Anwar Sadat of Egypt found it politically undesirable to extend his country's official involvement in the arrangement which first went into effect last year. Yet rather than open up on the Israelis in the absence of a pledge to avoid such action, the Egyptians were expected instead to launch another diplomatic offensive aimed at embarrassing Jerusalem into a more amenable mood. ALBERTA LIBERAL LEADER - Bob Russell, 40, a busi- The Israelis say they were willing to extend the nessman from St. Albert near Edmonton, was elected lead-truce. However, they rejected Arab demands for a er of the Alberta Liberal Party at a leadership convention complete withdrawal from areas conquered during the Edmonton Saturday. He is shown with his wife Joanne. 1967 war. Existence at stake RllSSell TWW leader Arguing that its existence is at stake, Israel also rejected an Egyptian offer to reopen the canal in ex- � -g- %~m -> change for a partial Israeli withdrawal from con- g\t m f ie/>�*/"f I ffe/lfY't'Xf quered territories. C/l X-il/LrOI %a/i/ bJW V J Jerusalem turned down as well a Cairo offer to �- conclude a formal peace in return for total Israeli By JIM POLING withdrawal and settlement of the Arab Palestinian EDMONTON (CP) - Alberta refugee problem. Liberals have elected a new For their part the Israelis insist that negotiations provincial leader who was un- are possible on all the thorny Middle East issues pro- suc�*fful m two previous trues vided there are �, preconditions. tobertRussell, 40, manager But Cairo has repeatedly accused Israel of de- d a Sc relations and adver- liberately avoiding negotiations as part of a long-term tising agency in nearby St. Al- attempt to retain the conquered territories and in- bert, was chosen Saturday as crease Zionist power in the future. the party's sixth leader in less The fact that Sadat recently visited Moscow for than seven years, consultations on the Arab-Israeli situation is inter- in his bid to succeed Jack preted by some Western observers as indicating that Lowery of Calgary, who re-Soviet influence over Egyptian policy is greater than signed about a year ago, Mr. gygj. Russell won easily on the first Sadat, the relatively obscure personality who took ~ over as Egyptian chief of state following President Nasser's death last September, put his own interpretation on tiie Moscow trip. He termed it proof that the Russians will back Egypt in the .days ahead just as they have provided vast support up to now to the Egyptian side of the ~*d~hf* chronic conflict. I %J\sm\/ It may be, in fact, that Moscow-for reasons of its own advantage-is exercising a restraining in- rW\ ~M fluence on the Egyptians as far as possible resumption m II TTniP'\t of military action is concerned. �/*/" Y In any event, with no mutually-agreed truce to ensure a continuation of the uneasy peace, the Middle ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - East is again in a tense state and once more looms Four explosions, including one large as . major world worry. r^IstS^lyT^S politicians in Ankara kept on _ trying to form a new governor! 1 m 1 � � � 1 ment that would satisfy the f nO 1itlilt�>~P fl/>/l country's military chiefs. JL II/C/ t/f/fyl'l/C'f *JX>\Ar The dynamite blast outside ��, i t. j j i the U.S. consulate caused no PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Water bed. advocates damage. But another bomb claim they have never slept so well. ...... shattered windows at the Amer- But established mattress companies are looking ican-Turkish Foreign Trade askance at the water-filled vinyl bladders that con- Bank, and two others exploded form to the sleeper's body and gently rock him to outside newspaper offices. sleep. ...... K was a months-long wave of More than 100,000 of them were sold in the Uni- such urban disorders and worse ted States last year, manufacturers claim. that prompted the commanders The water bed began in 1967 as a formless vinyl t^lSt eov^Sient of chair filled with 300 pounds of starch. Charles P. p^mier suleyman Demirel Fri- Hall, then a graduate student in design at San Fran- ^ay. Cisco State College, created the chair in an effort to The civilian politicians contin-make "a mass that would mould itself to you." The ued consultations in an attempt starch failed, as did 1,400 pounds of gelatin. He tried to line up a "strong and re-water next and found it so comfortable he formed spected government above a company to produce water beds. Partv Politics" as the generals In the last year, new water bed manufacturers demanded. They are toreport �,�,,� ,^,,,^,j ,,,' tv their conclusions to President I�ve ^pea^ acrosMhe countoy- Cevdet Sunay by Wednesday. Hospitals have experimented with them for burn _ patients and for eliminating bed sores for elderly and long-term bed patients. Since the water and vinyl School cloSCS are flexible, they relieve the pressure against the body . caused by conventional mattresses, proponents claim. after lire Dr. James Nixon, chief of the orthopedic department at Graduate Hospital and orthopedic surgeon for CALGARY (CP) - Con-the Philadelphia Eagles football team, is skeptical of naught elementary school in water beds for healthy persons. He conceded, how- southwest Calgary closed its ever, that "anything that holds the body in suspen- *�T Monday following a $50,-sion and takes the pressure off bony prominences* ��� fiTj�VS? ZL SZ' a good idea for certain patients." Snce^Sl Got seasick "I can't wait to go to sleep on it," said Martin A -m�m � fi-u^rl 1�/flO/l�> f Siva Dinn Weinberg, 27, of Philadelphia, a shoestore owner. "I /If ff g& I liltl fTf'�vdf�d iA5�LSlt)ft just look forward to going home and just lying on the bed. It's really great." m p -m ~M �� Weinberg said his only unpleasant experience with ��m r�#-mv4-*i M -mm***.!-msm the water bed was when he had a little too much Jg SITUGmZOTft JL T(3IXITtCl to drink. He said he got seasick. thtt-pact (\-d\ p. u m^M^dlliMta^ plS^d^^amatiTfS When a person first sits on it, however, he bobs of ammunition intended to fit up and down like a cork until the water settles. sophisticated Russian and Violent movements cause waves and sloshing Chinese automatic weapons in- sounds. Otherwise, turning over causes a gentle, rock- jected new tensions in Northern ing motion, similar to a raft in a swimming pool. Ireland today. Dr. Nixon claims turning over would be difficult Security forces, acting on a because the pelvis sinks lower in a water bed. Pat tip, unearthed 4,000 rounds for Pacinelli, manager of a store that sells water beds, sub-machine guns and some for naturally disagrees. the Russian Kalashnikov rifle "It is 10 times easier to turn over because as JT? been V^1 ^ soon as you move, the water fills in the area and ^^^fl^At^^ helps you turn," he said. ^J8?8 founl % , � r ,.,., , __,, , , serted farmhouse outside Bel- Pnces range from $79 to a $2,500 fur-covered fast model with foam rubber bolsters, a television-stereo "ft ^ a mos(, sinister haul." a combination, lamp and heating unit. security officer, said. Nightclub operator cut down MONTREAL (CP) - The operator of a west-end nightclub was cut down on a street by shotgun blasts early today in what police described as the fourth underworld slaying in the last 72 hours. Police said George Calder Wood, 39, a co-owner of the Blue Top, was felled by t w o close-range blasts from a 12-gauge shotgun seconds after he stepped from his car at a west-end intersection. The gunman then stood over Wood and fired two more shots into his body. The victim was carrying an undisclosed amount of money in a bank pouch which was covered by his body when he fell. Anns limitation talks under way VIENNA (Reuter) - The United States and the Soviet Union formally opened the fourth round of their 16-month-old strategic arms limitation talks today. The two delegations will hold the first working session of the fourth phase of the SALT talks at the Soviet embassy Tuesday. The ammunition appeared to have been manufactured in France, or at least packaged there in a professional manner. Two terrorist blasts further plagued the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the British troops caught between both the Protes-tan-dominaed government and the Roman Catholic minority as well as between rival wings of the outlawed Irish Republican Army. FACTORY BOMBED An English-owned clay products factory which recently laid off 180 workers was bombed early today in a rural area 30 SNOW CELEBRANTS - Snow fell, for the first time in three years in Jerusalem Sunday and to mark the occasion Jews danced in the white stuff at the Wailing Wall, holiest of Jewish shrines. harder issue flares Cabinet row in Israel From REUTER-AP JERUSALEM (CP) - For-eign Minister Abba Eban departed for New York via London today, leaving behind a cabinet row over what borders Israel might accept as part of a Middle East peace settlement. Before his departure, Eban told reporters that the workings of the peace mission of UN envoy Gunnar Jaring would have to be re-examined because events of the last two months have shown serious drawbacks in technique. Eban also noted that direct talks would be required before peace agreements could be reached, and also said that both Israel and Egypt recognized that talks leading to the reopening of the Suez canal could be held before a general agreement on the Middle East was reached. The row, which broke out Sun-day during the cabinet's weekly meeting, was precipitated by publication in the London Times Saturday of an interview with Prime Minister Golda Meir. The interview contained a new map of peace borders possibly acceptable to Israel. Mrs. Meir's map called for Israeli presence at Sharm el Sheikh at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula and the retention of Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan Heights, but implied that much of the West Bank of Jordan would be returned. PROPOSES PEACE FORCE ' Mrs. Meir proposed that the Sinai desert be demilitarized and a peace force made up of Israelis and possibly Egyptians be established there. . .Mrs. Meir told the cabinet the map did not commit the govern- ABBA EBAN ment at this stage, but two opposition parties introduced non-confidence motions and a minority member of the ruling coalition said it was not satisfied with her explanation! and called for further clarification. The motions of no-confidence will be debated Tuesday. There PRIME MINISTER MEIR seemed to be little chance they would pass. In Damascus, Lt.-Gen. Hafez Assad was sworn in Sunday as Syria's president and vowed to "carry on the sa�red struggle to remove the traces of Israeli ag-gresion and liberate occupied Arab land." East Pakistanis defy govt rule Seen and heard miles from Belfast. The plant was extensively damaged but there were no injuries, because of the timing during the early morning non-working hours. An army spokesman said about 20 pounds of explosive was used. Even as army and security forces kept patrols around the Squirrel Hill tavern near Belfast, a bomb blew out the door and some windows Sunday. Three young British soldiers, off duty and unarmed, were murdered and their bodies piled on a lonely lane 300 yards from the tavern last week. , B About town USINESSMAN turned babysitter Tom Turner wishing his wife Marilyn a speedy recovery from a bout with the flu "mainly because I'm tired of cooking" . . . The Mike Shram family going for their regular Saturday morning skating session only to find on rounding the last corner that there was no longer any arena . . . Mother of six Lois Hahn, commenting on a statement by a childless couple, "The stork sure never passed us by.". KARACHI (Reuter) - President Yahya Khan flew to Dacca � today for urgent constitutional talks with East Pakistani leader Sheikh Mukibur Rahman as Rahman called again for his people to defy central government rule. Sheikh Mujib, the leader of East Pakistan's powerful Awami League, issued 35 directives in a new appeal to his people, a Dacca radio broadcast monitored in Calcutta said. The directives included orders for East Pakistanis to continue to strike in the region's courts and federal government offices. There was no indication how long Yahya would remain in Dacca or when he would meet with Sheikh Mujib, whose Awama League has demanded near autonomy in a draft constitution submitted following its overwhelming election victory. The league won all 160 seats allotted to East Pakistan in the 313-seat National Assembly in the general elections in December. Since then, the league has taken over effective control of East Pakistan, which is sepa- rated from West Pakistan by 1,000 miles of Indian territory. The draft constitution was to have been put before the assembly's scheduled opening last week, but Yahya postponed the opening, setting off bitter fighting in East Pakistan in which at least 300 persons were reported killed.