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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE U1HMIDCE HERAU Marth Galley conviction urged in My Lai slaying case FORT AP The prosecution urges upon the jury today the conviction of William Calley in the slaying of South Vietnamese ci vilians at My The start of summations by Aubrey Daniel comes on the third anniversary of the day that Calley received his instruc tions for the next days fateful assault on the The 27yearold lieutenant is charged with the premeditated murder of not less than 102 Oriental human But the trial judge ruled Sun day Calley can be convicted of murder if the jury finds he Jailed even a single one of I am Reid Kennedy told opposing lawyers that if the jury is not satisfied 70 were killed at one or 30 as the case may they may bring in a finding that a lesser number were The penalty for premeditated murder is life in prison or The jury of six officers also could return the lesser ver dicts of guilty of unpremedi tated which has a max imum sentence of life imprison or voluntary manslaugh ter with a maximum of 10 The jury could also find Cal ley innocent of any or all of the four specifications that he killed 30 at a trail intersection in the 70 at a ditch east of the village and caused the death of a child and a single male dressed monklike in Daniel will recount the testimony of nearly 100 wit nesses over the trials four month Defence lawyer George Latl mer said his summation will take two to four Daniel has the option of following Lati mer with a closing The jury of one four majors and one captain will re eive a long list of instructions rom the judge Tuesday or then begin delibera Viet Cong forces launch big attack HAM Vietnam AP North Vietnamese troops launched heavy artillery and tank attacks against a South Vi etnamese base in Laos today and threw up a wall of antiair craft fire against helicop ters supporting the field officers The North Vietnamese also struck at South Vietnams northwest shelling the big Khe Sanh combat base near the Laotian border for three An official spokesman PZan protest at nuclear site testing VANCOUVER CP Direc tors of the dont make a wave committee here Sunday an nounced they have chartered a boat for a protest voyage next fall to the United States nuclear testing site at Amchitka Island in the Jim spokesman for the committee and chairman of the British Columbia Sierra said an 80 foot halibut packer has been chartered with part of a fund raised after the initial megaton test at Amchitka in He said the purpose of the trip is to publicize the dangers of pollution and earthquakes and to measure suspected en vironmental damage from the 1969 Bohlen said that during the last test all shipping was ordered to stay outside a 300 mile radius of the test This years detonation is to be in the megaton but the committee plans to disre gard the shipping limitation in an effort to force the Atomic Energy Commission to cancel the test and one of five mega tons to said about 150 rounds of rocket and mortar fire slammed into the base causing light Ameri can casualties and some mate riel It was the heaviest attack since Khe Sanh base came under a 77day siege in 1968 when it was manned by scores of Ameri can helicopters supporting the South Vietnamese drive into Laos operate out of the Khe Daylong ground fighting was reported 314 miles southwest of Fire Base the headquar ters of tio South Vietnamese 1st Infantry Divisions 1st Regi The base is about nine miles southeast of One helicopter was shot down and several others But sources said American bombers knocked out five me dium North Vietnamese tanks six miles north of Lolo after the tanks opened fire on the base with 85millimetre cannon Lolo is east of winding High way one of the main arter ies of the Ho Chi Minn anc is the main operations base for South Vietnamese troops sweep ing the westernmost section of the Officers said Lolo was nil FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE with about 300 rounds of artil rockets and mortars Sun day night and Initial re ports said three South Vietnam ese were killed and six but at least a score more wounded were unloaded from helicopters at Ham Nghi a forward base on the Some supply helicopters wen unable to land because of heavy antiaircraft and mortar Research decline forecast TORONTO CP The chair man of the Science Council of Janada says resurch and de velopment have not grown in Canada for two years and may be headed into a steep decline in inter viewed at a meeting of the 30 member council in Toronto said the decline of spending for research in Canadian industry will be at the top of the agenda for the next meeting May Solandt said growth of re search in Canada stopped probably about two years Since then in absolute terms it has shown a pretty stationary perhaps an actual decline in With the ad vance in of that would mean a real decline in ef He said only preliminary fig ures are available for this but we expect that when the final figures are 1971 may show a steep Total expenditures by busi including government sup on both capital and cur rent was stalled at a level of about Big crowds attend Antiwar show Moir committee switches dates EDMONTON CP The Moir committee studying non Canadian influence on Alber ta education Monday an nounced a change in dates fo its Edmonton The committee originall had been scheduled to meet in Edmonton Monday but now will sit beginning Tuesday March The Edmonton ses sions will continue to Friday March Last week the sevenman headed by Edmon ton lawyer Arnold held meetings in Calgary and Leth The committee was appoint ed by the provincial govern ment to collect informatioi and views on the amount o nonCanadian influence on edu Top black political leader permitted to leave Africa JOHANNESBURG AP Robert a leading black political has been granted permission to leave South Africa he isnt being allowed to leave the city where he Interior Minister Theo Gerd ner approved an application by the 45yearold teacher to j leave for the United it was announced last However Justice Minister Petrus Pelser says Sobukwe still js confined to the Kimber ly city Sobukwes position S u n d a was that he cant leave th country because he cant reac an international airport or sea port from which he could g If he he risks year in prison for breaking an Sobukwe once headed th banned Pan African In i860 he led the party in campaign against the passes that all blacks must carry am Brandts party retains majority BERLIN AP Chancellor dropped eight city parliament Wills1 Brandts Social Demo ending up with per crats barely retained their abso lute majority Sunday in West Berlins municipal election thet Brandt called a yesorno test of his policy for better relations with Eastern The Social Democrats PICK THE Jane Fonda wears a sign reading enemy and shouts power to the people during a takeoff on Army identification procedures of the enemy in o skit at Sunday It was the last of three antiwar performances near Fort Bragg military Other performers from Donald Peter and Gary AP A show aimed at countering military sponsored entertain ments opened in a jammed cof ee house near a huge army with actress Jane Fonda nd other entertainers spoofing he war and President It was standing room only at the antiwar shows first per ormance Saturday and there were sellouts at a person or both Sunday performances n the 400seat Haymarket Square a down town meeting place for sol diers from nearby Fort Presented in four 30minute the show ended with the singing of the Star Spangled Banner by Miss folk singer Barbara Dane and ac Donald Peter Boyle and Gary who was substituting for Elliott Boyle and Sutherland drew loud cheers from the mainly of young people and with a spoof football sroadcast from the Mekong The Viet Cong and the Army 101st Airborne Divi sion were the Smallwood joins limit for seals want to associate myself pub licly with our great and tradi tional seal Premier Jo seph Smallwood said today as he left Johns to join the Chesley Crosbie about 40 miles off the Labrador Smallwod was to fly to then take a helicop er to a point off the entrance to Hamilton Inlet where the ships 80man crew under Clar ence Dyke was reported takinj The premier said he woul spend the night aboard the ship and return to Johns Tuer Tlie seal hunt had been sub jected to atrocious slande from people who dont know what theyre talking about in recent Smallwoo said in an He referred to charges b Brian Davies of the Intema tional Fund for Animal Welfare at Fredancton that the annua hunt in the Gulf of Lawrenc and on the front of the Labrado coast was We dont practise every Newfoundlander know these charges are not just an Dockyard crews return to jobs It ended with Sutherland ob And President Nixon ould certainly have liked to ave been here today to throw ut the first Sutherland was born in Saint and raised in plans o test missiles Sixday ceasefire sought PHNOM PENH AP An association of correspondents covering the Indochina war called here for a sixday cease rirc during the Cambodian New Year in April to permit the re patriation of journalists and ei vilians missing in The Committee for Safety o Correspondents in Cambodia ad dressed its appeal primarily tc h e Cambodian government Prince Norodom Sihanouk Cambodian governmentinexil in North the Viet Congs provisional revote tionary government in Sout Communist China anc the United The appeal expressed th hope that the ceasefire woul have the humanitarian resul of all journalists and other un armed civilians being able t travel freely throughout Can bodia and to return to thei home or to the area of their Seventeen correspondents dis appeared during the openin phase of the operation in Cam bodia last year and have beer presumed captured by Com munist WASHINGTON AP The rnited States is planning to test multiwarhead intercontinental missiles on uninhabited outh Pacific officials aid Testing and monitoring instal ations are to be set up on Can Enderberry and neighbor ing roughly miles southsouthwest of Hawaii and miles from the main The official said the testing acilities are important for up dating Minuteman missiles and increasing the number of riplewarhead Minuteman Ills o 550 from The Russians also are known to be working on multiwarhead and other ICBM Since the United States and Jritain jointly own the the will pay Britain a 10 year rent of Property tax in Manitoba to be eased WINNIPEG CP Premie Ed1 Sclireyer says his govern ment will lift a substantial par of the tax load from propert owners without increasing pr vincial taxes in Schreyer made the an nouncement at an NDP nomi naring meeting at which Jim a 33yearold opticiai chosen to contest the Apr 5 provincial byelection in th Greater Winnipeg riding of Bureaucracy is Indians big problem CALGARY CP The biggest obstacle facing Indians in Canada is bureaucracy in the department of Indian Af says Marie Small Face It still exists that bureau cracy keeps churning put pol icies and making decisions for tha Indian people without con sulting us or letting us partici pate in planning our with the National Indian Brother hood in says Ihe struggle to win recognition of aboriginal rights is a strong unifying force among native people across the Until this issue is resolvec to our satisfaction and 1 mean not compro mise we cannot negotiate with the government any long born on the Blood Indian Reserve in souih ern Alberta recently returnet from four years work in Zam bia she was a volunteer for Canadian University Ser vice She said there is one cru cial difference between Cana dian Indians and the people in undeveloped African countries This is something we can never hope to Our aspira tion now is merely to gain con trol of our own communitii cent of the vote and 73 seats in the 138member Brandts party has held an absolute majority in West Ber since Brandt was mayor of West Berlin for 10 years and campaigned in the city several The totals were Democrats per cent of the vote and 73 down per cent and eight seats from the 1967 Democrats per cent and 54 up per ent and seven Brandts coalition per cent and 11 up per cent and wo COMMUNISTS SHUT OUT The small Communist calling itelf the Socialist Unity party of West again was shut out of the city governing Its per cent of the vote was less than the five per cent required to seat a party in par Heinrich a Christian Democratic said the election was a victory for his party because voters had ex pressed dissatisfaction with Brandts eastern This was the seventh election in the divided citys western half since The Social Dem ocrats have won all of PPCLI unit leaves for Cyprus duty EDMONTON CP An ad vance unit of 40 members of the Princess Patricias Canadi an Light Infantry left during the weekend for United Nations duty on Five hundred other soldiers of the Calgary based first bat talion are scheduled to fly to Cyrpus March Rescuers melt ice around trapped girl France AP Rescuers melted the glacier ice around a trapped 22yearold girl alpinist with hot but she died in hospital Sunday night of exposure and severe Claire Frecaut of Grenoble was climbing with two friends and fell through the snow into the One of the men low ered himself down to comfort while the other went to Chamonix for A helicopter brought tanks of hot water and a jet hose to the j Montreal and the rescuers melted enough of the ice to get her Doctors said they thought she would but she had been in the ice for five During the night she lapsed into a coma and Weather and road report ABOVE ZERO AT SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET II LethbrMgs 45 Pinchcr Creek Waterton Medicine Hat Grande Prairie Calgary LPre 30 40 29 37 28 41 K 28 4 36 17 35 25 41 39 29 23 35 34 33 40 20 24 35 20 40 31 Prince George Vancouver Saskatoon Ottawa Wins nomination CP Cliff reeve of the county of Red was nominated here to contest the new riding of Innisfail for the progressive conservative party in the next provincial He became the partys 64th election candidate during a nomination meeting attended by more than 130 41 40 33 38 Charlottetown 39 Fredericton 44 NavYork 52 Miami 79 Los Angeles 61 Las Vegas 60 Rome 37 Pans 40 London 37 35 39 Madrid 39 34 35 FORECAST Lethbridge Medicine Hat Calgary Today and Tues day Mostly Winds W25 and gusty near the Lows Highs Kootenay To dau Mainly cloudy with a few showers of wet clearing late this Winds oc casionally Tuesday Most ly Highs both days 35 Lows tonight in lower ROBERT SOBUKWE I confined to city I HALIFAX fCP Federal dockyard workers returned to their jobs at 1 a m end ing a weeklong strike against the federal treasury board Gaullist candidates gain in elections elections Sunday at the expense of the small centrist and rightist The Halifax winkers voted Runoffs will be held 992830 against accepting the next Sunday in those districts i boards wage but a strong produce on demand by authorii The pass usually specifies 1 n here the black may live and work as well as identify JAILED THREE YEARS Sobukwe was jailed for three years for When his term was ncaring an Par liament enacted a special law enahhnig the government to hold him as long it The socalled Sobukwe clause was used to detain him for ihree more il per cent of ho The new contract will give Halifax workers a 37cent hourly wage increase the first year and a similar increase the second The West Const workers will receive pav hikes of 47 cents in each of the two Other benefits in the offer in clucle i etroactive pay for the first six months of the contract and varation PARIS AP Gaullists and j compared with per cent in leftists made gains in the first round of Frances municipal These were the first elections since Charles de Gaulles death last bvt lack of in terest and light ram cut into the voter It was down to 66 per cent of the legisered vot where no slate got a The three main progovern ment parlies increased their percentage in 11 of 14 districts in and leftist alliance lost But in the leftist tickets maintained or strengthened their Returns from 117 of the 193 towns of more than popu lation showed the Gaullists and the leftists neck and The government parties got per cent of the compared with M per cent in the 1965 munici pal while the leftist alliances captured 41 per cent compared with 78 per cent in In 52 per cent voted there were 65 per cent in The elections are to choose about municipal council lors in France and the overseas Andre secretary of state for equipment and hous who lost to a Communist in Fontenay sous was the only one of 35 government min isters running for local pobs de feated Of the 18 won in the first HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT YOUR RAIN REQUIREMENTS Mechanical Move Equipment Quick Detachable Wheel Type Quick Takedown Type Rigid Type Tubing Wheels Couplers Sprinklers Risers Come in and talk it over with our sqles Personnel Cale Harris Dick Orsten Bert Erickson GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Courts Highway Phone 3273165 Box 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT A M TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All higlraajs in the Leth bridge area are bare and dry except for Highway 3 where there is a section of packed snow near Crows Nest Highway Trans Calgary to Banff is bare and in good winter driv ing Banff to Golden is ta good with a few condtic slippery Golden to Rovelstoke received from 1 to 4 inches of new snow and has been and sand and Banff Radium highways are in good driving Creston to Salmo received 7 inches new and has been plowed and Motorists are advised to vcch for i rccr il mi r PORTS of ENTRY Opening and Closing Colitis 24 hours Carway 9 to 6 p Do Bonita 9 to G B 9 to fi p m B 24 hours PorthillRykerts 8 to Chief Mountain e to ;