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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday Forecast high The Lethbridge Herald MARCH 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS PAULS Troops flee from Laos From APReulcr KHE SANH CP1 sup port forces began pulling out of the northwest corner of South Vietnam today and more thou sands of South Vietnamese troops fled across the border from Laos under heavy As the Laos operation drew to a North Vietnamese troops stepped up their attacks on the forces in the north west sector who backed the South Vietnamese in their 44 day drive to cut North Viet nams Ho Chi Minh North Vietnamese mortars and sappers hit the forward base of Khe near the Laotian border and eight other positions supporting the South Vietnam ese in The command reported seven Americans were tailed and 40 but field re ports said the casualties weie Associated Press correspond ent Michael Putzel reported from the northern front that some helicopter units began pulling out of Khe Sanh and returning to their normal headquarters at Chu Lai and Phu Informed sources said it would be some time before the last U units are withdrawn from western Quang Tri prov bordering Laos on the west and the demilitarized zone on the north About troops were put into the sector Jan 30 to act as a blocking force for the South Vietnamese and to SUD port the Saigon forces with heli copters and supply It was understood that Klie Sanh itself would he closed within the next thive Ham Uie South Vietnam ese forward command post for the operation now is in the process of closing UKCAPTUIIE POSH ION Government troops have re captured the closest govern ment position to Luang Prabang which was overrun by two North Vietnamese com panies early Laotian military sources Prince Souvanna Uie premier of called for Britain and Russia to act urgently to remove the Communistled military threat against the ccunb al Lupng West side MIRACLE NOBODY KILLED This late model driven by Stanley Zwierzynsky of Van the lone was proceeding east on Highway 3 into the city when it went out of control and struck a power Zwierzynsky was taken to Michaels General Hospital and treated for a broken He is reported in satisfactory The car was almost torn in half by the Damage was estimated at SpeakerDixon defuses house issue EDMONTON CP Speaker Art Dixon has de fused at least the most contentious issue of the current Alberta legislature session by ruling it wit of In an adept recovery from a stormy debate Friday during which he was Dixon first asked for and received a vote of confidence won an appeal against a then lost the support of Oppo sition Leader Peter Pushed off the order paper was a Progressive Conservative motion which accused Health Minister James Henderson of improper conduct in tabling in the legislature confidential information about a citizen in the Introduced last Thursday as a matter of the motion asked that Hendersons actions be in vestigated by the legislatures standing committee on privileges and Debate became heated Thursday when Hender son proposed an amendment which asked that Lougheeds actions in the matter also be referred to the The Conservatives countered with a subamendment which questioned the actions of Social Development Minister Ray Speaker and Premier Harry Strom for condoning use of the confidential Dixon ruled the amendment out of order but the ruling was challenged by Henderson and over turned 44 to 14 in a standing Voting to upiold the Speaker were 10 Conserva tives and four of 55 Social Credit members in the 65 seat Seven members were Pot begins to simmer The pot began to simmer 16 when Loug heed presented a petition from Noel a 65year old resident of Fort Chipewyan in northeastern McKay sought government aid in correcting low water problems on the PeaceAthabasca rivers He said he had made his living on the delta as a trapper but low caused by the C Bennett Dam in British was destroying trapping in the Henderson came back March 16 with a document that gave McKays welfare record and noted that the Fort Chipewyan resident had reported no income from trapping since Tilings began to boil last week when Lougheed attacked Henderson for a disgraceful effort to discredit The health minister replied that Lougheed had used McKay for his personal political benefit nnd he had tabled the information to show that the was not factual and Most observers who were expecting the fireworks In rpsurce Monaay were surprised when Dixon opened proceedings by saying I have taken the opportunity of consulting with other parliamentary authorities regarding the matters of privilege that are before As it would he my duty to present these findings for Uie information of the house and to make certain Before doing T must draw the attention of the members to the result of a previous ruling of mino regarding these matters that was not sustained by an iHpruhelnnng majority of do housr 1nripr these doubt has hren pressed mv continuing lemur of tin1 officp of without Iirst interpretation o what amounts to a motion of Hugh Homer PC Lac Anne tried to get Dixon to give his ruling before the vote but failed the Conservatives grudgingly made the vote of confiopncp a unanimous fil to 0 Lougheed then rose and said In view of todays events I no longer have confi dence in Court refuses to rule in chemical firms case WASHINGTON CP The United States Supreme Court declined today to exert jurisdic tion in a case in which the state of Ohio charged chemical firms in Ontario and Michigan with feeding poisonous mercury com pounds into Lake By a vote of 8 to the court directed Ohio to take its case to its state Ohio had sought to take the case directly to the Supreme Court without first going through lower the Supreme Court made a virtual promise that if the states allegations are proved the high court then would uphold Ohio complained that chemi cal firms were contaminating Lake Erie tributaries and asked the court to enjoin further con tamination and to order dam ages paid to the state and its The firms are Dow Chemical of Canada at the Dow Chemical at and Wyandorte Chemi cals of whose lawyer told the Supreme Court in a 18 hearing that it would close April having found a recycling process too Ottawa discounts Home Oil report OTTAWA CP Govern ment sources discounted a re port today that a federal bid to take over effective control of Home Oil of Canada has fallen Informants indicated that there was a change of tack Monday in negotiations between Home Oil President Brown and an energy depart ment but declined to Sierra Leone government toppled FREETOWN AP The commander of Sierra Leones John de clared today that the army has toppled the government of Prime Minister Siaka Sierra a country of about square miles on the Atlantic bordered by Guinea and has a population of nearly Established by British interests in the 18lh century as a haven for freed it gained independence within the Commonwealth a decade say precisely what was in The office of Energy Minister Greene first said the min ister would make an important announcement then said it was Greene declined to say whether he would make an an nouncement Radio station CFRA said in a broadcast this morning that the government offer had fallen In a Canadian Contemporary News sources are quoted as saying Home President Brown did not act on a Monday noon deadline set by the govern ment and gave two reasons for refusing the One the news item was that the governments offer was S1 milhon less than that offered by Ashland Oil of The other reason was that Brown refused a demand by Re sources Minister Greene that the deputy resources minis Jack be appointed to the board of directors of No further details were Forces seize power BUENOS AIRES Renter The armed forces seized power in a bloodless coup early ending a longsimmering dis pute between military leaders and deposed President Roberto Levingston about the hand ling of labor disputes and gen eral unrest in the Another reason for the The Associated Press was that the president wanted to put off elections for another four or five who took a harder line on the disputes than the will be replaced by a threeman one member chosen from each of the serv who was him self appointed by tha armed had been in power for only nine He took office last June after the armed forces ousted Uie regime of Juan Car los an army is the ninth Argentine president to be ousted by a military coup in the last 40 The country of 23 million has had six mili tary coups and several unsuc cessful revolts in 40 Ths announcement that the military now plans to run the country itself was made by the army Alejandro The commanders of the navy and air force joined with Lan usse in removing the president because Levingston Monday tried to get rid of the army who was opposed to the presidents nationalist The statement by the com manders struck observers here as reaffirming plans for a re turn to democratic which ended in Argentina when On gania took gets goahe Despite the reservations of three city council Monday voted to go ahead this year with the provision of some services to the west Alderman V a u g h a n Hem Joe Balla and Vera Fer guson voted for a motion that would have deferred further construction until putting west side development back one The motion was de They also opposed the mo tion that was passed to award the contract for the provision of services to one point on the pennuter of Phase 1 and to investigate the pos sibility of tendering out Phase 1 residential construction in three or four block develop The contract will go to Borger Construction of Design costs of about will also be paid this SERVICING PROJECT The servicing project ap proved is the smaller of two New Irish leader promises fight Seen and heard West Germany to buy planes BONN AP The West Ger man defence ministry an nounced today it plans to buy F4 Phantom jets from the United States to replace its ill fated F104G and its G91 Fiat About town watcher Holly Light foot getting fooled by an oven timer when she counted 12 dings when it was only six oclock Reg OSulli receiving congratulations when his team won the south ern provincial hockey title You surely a good He was ejected for objecting lo a PRESIDENT LEVINGSTON From APREUTER BELFAST CP Brian a veteran infighter in Northern Irelands political and religious took over as premier today and pledged to smash The 50yearold garded as a back the challenge of militant Protestant rightwinger William Craig who wants to rearm the police and set up internment camps for suspected Irish Re publican Army a skilful political promised the Prot estant who have cused British troops and reform advocates of being too soft on the said he would stamp out not only terrorism and sab but riots1 and And he held out a pledge to the Roman Catholic minority that he would work for restora tion of confidence throughout the entire He said he did not want harsh mea sures or repressive CAUCUS SHOWDOWN The showdown hi the twoman fight came in a caucus of the Protestantbased Unionist The caucus consisted of the 31 Unionist members of the 52seat Northern Ireland Faulkner got 26 Craig Faulkner did not Al though a Craig could not participate because he had been ousted from the Unionist parliamentary group for oppos ing official But while short on sup port in the claimed con trol of more than half the Un ionist partys district raising the prospect that he could be elected leader of the party at a convention scheduled James ChichesterClark quit as prime minister and party jeader last weekend because the British government would not BRIAN FAULKNER veteran infighter approve tougher measures against Roman Catholic extre mists of the Generally the prune minister also is elected party But in this case there appeared to be a chance that different men would hold the two Vaccine controls liver disease Laxative spills in Ontario derailment CP Derailment of five cars of a CP Rail freight yesterday dumped thnufands of gallons of laxative near a swampy area 30 miles north of King The Ontario Water Re sources Commission was in vestigating whether the milk of magnesia spilled from a tank car would affect alternatives prepared by the engineering depai It m vohes sewer and water plus roadworks on the periphery of Phase Main trunk would be pro vided to one point near the uni versity site interior services that would provide hookup to individual houses are not in The interior services would be a part of any project under taken by a private developer to develop a 10 to 20 acre par The possibility of tender ing such projects out is to be investigated by the land sales committee and a report made to the finance committee or a closed session of City Manager Tom Nutting said there is still the possibil ity that the city could be in a position to provide sendees to all of Phase He said that if tlieie is good response from developers and a large part Phase 1 a total of 185 lots can be taken by private firms and lot sales then the city could decide to go ahead with providing tha trunk lines that would allow in terior services to hook He said there was some doubt about how much of Phase 1 could be developed with only partial services be ing provided by the The cost of interior services and offsite improve ments comes to about Nutting told a group of Leth bridge builders earlier this month the city was taking a hard look at this cost and that if the developers were serious abcut moving across the river they might help out by financ ing these costs rather than have the city tie up its money in preservicing MAYOR WARNS Joe Balla pointed out that none of the developers had showed any interest at the Mayor Andy temporarily vacating the chair to said council should he wary of being guid ed by the opinion of builders who had land on the east side that was He also said he was totally opposed to any delay in devel opment of the west side and not one bit pessimistic1 about Uie future of the Vaughan Hembroff said he was comnutod to the west side but did not feel theie vns a lot of pressure to begin ing homes across lie This was seconded by Vera who said felt the move was a little pre maure The decision was made after sessions of council and in the face of pressure to pay for secondary sewage treatment facilities and a new NEW YORK Rcuter Sci entists have found a way to im munize people against serum hepatitis that may control the disease in the way he Salk vac cine virtually ended it was announced loda New ork I mversilv Medical Cpntip said it consi dered he woik of Saul Knigman and lo be a significant accomplish ment toward the development of a vaccine for the control of the much as poliomyelitis hps been controlled by vac cines Hepatitis is a viruscaused attacking Uie liver and causing weak ness and other chairman of the department of pediatrics at the medical disclosed his findings at a lecture here Rcnim hepatitis is inflam mation of the hvpr caused hv transfusion o f contaminated blood or plasma and by the of poorly sterilized lijpodermic needles and other medical It can also ha passed on by an infected per THERES ANOTHER KIND It is distinguished from infec tious hepatitis which is caused hy contaminated food and Krugman said recent observations by his which has been stud ing hepatitis since indicated that the lioilmg for one minute of scrum made from the MS2 scrum strain of do Uic substances abihtv to infect vnfhoiit affecting is to stimulate production of antibodies against the dis The scientist said his team had been successful in fighting the disease by both active im injection of a virus into a bodv which thni produces pas sive direct injection ol Active he said was induced by Uie inoculation of a boiled picpaiation of MS2 serum in distilled Two inoculations were morp effective than onp htit onp inocu lation enough protplion to present some pases and modify others rpcpivmg tuo injections of Uic boiled scrum were not only protected agjtnsl hepatitis but they also devel oped antibodies against the dis The wcrp pondupted wilh a comparatively small number of participants and fur ther testing is ho Gas company Avorker killed BANFF CP Dennis Ed ward Kambcitz of Banff was killed when pinned bp Iwccn thp boom and cab of a small power shovpl he was op erating Ho wac digging n ditph for a Canadian Western Natural Gas when the accident oc Chevalier striken PARIS AP Maurice is in hospital a source IIP was taken in a roma two weeks ago after suf fering a minor heart Jls a lottery for icho talks us or the Paris Fcaco crouidJ ;