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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - TH1 LITHBRIDOI HIRAID - Monday, March 29, 1971 Viet Cong cause heavy U.S. death toll in raid SAIGON (AP) - North Vietnamese sappers ran through a United States artillery base in the jungle south of Da Nang early Sunday, killing 33 Americans and wounding 7ft within an hour. It was believed to be the highest U.S. death toll of the war in an attack on a U.S. installation. The U.S. command reported 12 of the sappers were killed, some of them inside the base and some by helicopter and C* 119 gunsHps. - Much of the base was overrun, but it remained in U.S. control today. "Extensive action is being conducted in the area," the U.S. command said. Hinman to seek Socred nomination CARDSTON (HNS) - E. W. Hinman, 65, a former cabinet minister in the Alberta Social Credit government, announced Saturday in Oardston he will let his name stand for nomination in the Cardston constituency in the next provincial election. A1 v i n Bullock, Cardston MLA, said Morris Shields of Cardston is the only other announced candidate for the nomination. No date has been set for the nomination meeting. Mr. Bullock added that he had no comment on whether he intended to seek the nomination, although he said an announcement would be made "in the near future." Mr. Hinman was first elected to the Legislature in 1952 for the Cardston constituency Two killed in highway accident CALGARY (CP) - Johan Roan, 77, and Thea Roan, 74, of Okotoks, were killed in a two-car, head - on crash about 10 miles south of here. Two other passengers in the car were injured but reported in satisfactory condition in hospital. The driver of the other vehicle, Ernest Stanley Sunley, 61 of Edmonton, suffered scrapes and bruises. ROMP said one of the cars went out of control on the highway and crossed into the lane of approaching traffic. Eight flood projects for B.C. planned VANCOUVER (CP) - Eight projects to flood 3,000 acres and create about SO miles of marsh shoreline in British Columbia have been announced by Ducks Unlimited (Canada). The $220,000 worth of work will be part of a $2.5 million program involving 100 wildlife conservation projects across Canada. The largest B.C. project will be at Leach Lake in the Creston marshes where about $90,000 is to be spent to flood about 2,000 acres and create about 30 miles of shoreline. COME TO ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS GRAND OPENING NEW STORE - 426 6 St. S. 9:30 a.m. Thursday FREE GIFT - PRIZES and was appointed minister of municipal affairs in 1954. Made provincial treasurer in 1955, he served in that position until 1964, when he resigned at the request of Premier Ernest Manning. In a statement at the time, the premier said Mr. Hinman's 41 * E. W. HINMAN . . . plans comeback private association with the promotion and operation of non - government enterprises was incompatible with the minister's responsibility to his public office. Mr. Hinman continued to sit as a back-bencher, but was defeated in his bid for nomination in 1967, when he sought his fifth term. Two protesters hurt in clash TORONTO (CP) - Five persons were arrested Sunday after demonstrators disrupted a speech by Quebec labor leader Michel Chartrand. Two men were injured and a University of Toronto caretaker was temporarily blinded by an irritant sprayed from an aerosol can by a protester as University of Toronto police and members of the audience ejected 20 persons from Convocation Hall. Mr. Chartrand, president of the Montreal council of the Confedera tion of National Trade Unions, and Montreal lawyer Robert Lemieux were making the final appearance of a cross-Canada tour sponsored by the Toronto-based Emergency Committee for the Defence of Political Rights in Quebec. Outlaw shorts BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - A Beirut newspaper has unearthed a 30-year-old law forbidding the wearing of shorts by women, just as the hot pants craze catches on in Lebanon. Every Tuesday Evening FAMILY NIGHT at the town chef! FEATURING: SPECIAL STEAK DINNER Soup du {our, tossed salad, dinner roll or toast (plain or garlic), fried onions, baked potato, asparagus tips, coffee, tea or small milk. AND . . . A Grilled Top Sirloin Steak  4-ox.-2.lS  6oz.-2.50   01-2.85  U-oz-3.60  H-ez.-4.20  24-oz.-5.75 the town chef DOWNSTAIRS-PROFESSIONAL BLDO. "Quality Dining at Reasonable Prices" There was a general stepup In Communist action, much of it in the Da Nans region. U.S. officers said the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong were taking ad* vantage of the dark of the moon; Viet Cong sappers raided a resettlement village 25 miles south of Da Nang early today, killing 13 South Vietnamese, wounding 21 and burning 100 houses. Twenty-five 100-pound rockets hit the Da Nang air base and the nearby Marble Mountain air facility, damaging a few planes and helicopters and wounding several Americans. Viet Cong gtmners also shelled the headquarters of the U.S. America! Division at Chu Lai, south of Da Nang, but no casualties or damage were reported. PINNED DOWN The attack on the artillery base 50 miles south of Da Nang began about 2 a.m. with a barrage of 50 to 60 mortar rounds that pinned down fewer than 400 Americans defending the base. Dynamite bombs wrecked some artillery guns and cut some communication lines to rear headquarters. A South Vietnamese fire base a few hundred yards away was not attacked. It provided artillery fire for the American base during the attack. The two bases are midway between the Laotian border and the populous coastal lowlands and are tha westernmost anchor of Southern combined forces defences in the region. Their mission is to harass North Vietnamese supply lines and infiltration corridors running to the coast Available records for the last four years show that the heaviest previous American toll in such an attack was 32 killed and 31 wounded when sappers hit Fire Base Henderson 17 miles' south of the demilitarized zone May 6, 1970. However, 19 South Vietnamese were killed and 40 were wounded in that attack. Election challenge hurled By THE CANADIAN PRESS A challenge to go to the voters on the issue of a pulp mill which the opposition said was a gigantic financial giveaway was hurled across the floor of the Saskatchewan legislature. The challenge came during an onslaught on Premier Ross Thatcher's Liberal government by the New Democratic Party, the bill attacked being passed 27 to 23. In the Quebec budget, the Liberal government decided against any tax increases and said it will borrow heavily to cover a projected deficit of $270,714,000 in the 1971-72 fiscal year starting April 1. In the Saskatchewan house Opposition Leader Allan Blakeney said his party would oppose an Athabasca pulp mill bill all down the line. He said the agreements proposed by the government fail to protect the province's forests and water. Although the Saskatchewan government has a mandate until next year, speculation about a general vote this year is strong. Election talk also was heard in St. John's where voting must take place some time this year as the Newfoundland government's five-year term expires Dec. 31. The opposition said a record $99,780,000 interim supply bill was large enough to force the government to call an election without bringing down a budget. Meanwhile, Premier W. A. C. Bennett denied that the British Columbia government is interested in buying the majority shares of Home Oil of Calgary. Prisoner* freed TEL AVTV (Reuter) - An Israeli sergeant and an Egyptian officer, prisoners of war for nearly a year, were exchanged across the Suez canal Sunday, an Israeli army spokesman announced. It was the first exchange of prisoners between Egypt and Israel since the beginning of the ceasefire last summer. (TeameTTes MAC ARONI IQUAL RIGHTS - Mrs. Trudeau receives a substantial kiss from a Liberal party official at a sugaring off party she and the prime minister attended Saturday. The party was held by the Mount Royal Liberal Association. Mrs. Trudeau outshines PM at big maple sugar party ST. JOSEPH DU LAC, Que. (CP) - Margaret Trudeau was the main attraction Saturday at a maple sugar party in this small community 25 miles northwest of Montreal. The prime minister and his wife of three weeks were guests at the traditional French-Canadian sugaring-off thrown by the Montreal riding of Mont-Royal which twice has sent Mr. Tru- deau to Parliament as its representative. It was the first time they attended a public function since their March 4 marriage and Mrs. Trudeau easily stole the show from her husband. She kissed and was kissed in a mob scene when the official party arrived for the party. By the time the Trudeaus left some four hours later, she also Dissent growing in Liberal ranks OTTAWA (CP) - Is rebellion brewing among Liberal MPs against the Trudeau government? Dissent seems to be growing, though certainly a palace revolution would appear out of the question. Political parties in Canada are anything but monolithic and most leaders have a hard time keeping and exercising firm control. Up to now, Prime Minister Trudeau has been an exception. He was disturbed by the dissension within the Pearson cabinet and determined, when he took over the government in April, 1968, to rule with an iron hand. He even acknowledged last week that he has ministers' speeches checked by his staff before they are delivered. It is accepted as routine in politics that disenchantment grows among a government's supporters in Parliament as the administration grows older. Plots to unseat prime minister John Diefenbaker were batched before he had been six years in office. Many members of the Pearson cabinet spent a good deal of time fighting over his succession even before He had announced his retirement. HELLYER ATTACKS The stiffast attack on the Trudeau government by a Liberal MP has just been made by Paul Hellyer, defence minister in the Pearson administration and former transport minister in the Trudeau cabinet. He said Thursday in the Commons that the government must abandon its "arch-conservative approach" to economics and find 20th century solutions for 20th century problems. "Technically and financially, the government's (economic) policy has been a near total disaster," Mr. Heliyer said. "Morally, it has been a total disaster." One MP said Mr. Hellyer "is the one man who can lead the Liberal party back to Libereral-ism." Unfortunately for Mr. Hellyer, this MP was not a Liberal voice but Erik Nielsen, Conservative MP for the Yukon. Mr. Hellyer's attack seemed aimed at Mr. Trudeau primarily and at Finance Minister Edgar Benson and other ministers secondarily. But it was not the first assault on the cabinet by a Liberal MP. Only a few days before, David Anderson, MP for Esquimalt-Saanich, accused Allan Mac-E a c h e n, government House leader, of "stupidity" for joining an action which prevented Mr. Anderson's Commons environmental protection committee from holding hearings in British Columbia on possible oil pollution off the Pacific coast. ~ Mr. Anderson said he had been "shafted" by his own House leader. Phil Givens, Liberal MP for York West and a former mayor of Toronto, bad backed Mr. Anderson's move to hold the bearings, In another context, Mr. Givens has said that replies by some ministers to the opposition in the Commons question period are "asinine." He has also said that he has had to support the Liberal party on occasions when he did not wish to do so. Meanwhile, five Liberals have been fighting the government's bill which would give the cabinet power to restrict imports of any type. These five are Paul St. Pierre, Coast Chilcotin; Tom G o o d e, Burnaby-Richmond-Delta; Douglas Hogarth, New Westininister; Bud Orange, Northwest Territories; and John M. Reid, Kenora-Rainy River. Mr, St. Pierre once said that Mr. Benson's first budget made him sick. SQUEAKY WHEELS Pierre De Bane, Liberal MP for Matane, was a persistent critic of the government's anti-FLQ public order act. Mr. Trudeau was asked in Re-gina Feb. 13 what the 13 Saskatchewan MPs could do to put the province's problems before the nation. Mr. Trudeau replied: "Thirteen able men in Parliament can make a devil of a lot of noise and make sure that the problems of the area they represent are taken into account." During his Asian tour, Mr. Trudeau told some protesting Indian students: "It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease." It will be interesting in the next few months to follow the political fortunes of Liberal MPs who have openlv criticized their government. had: eaten her share of a menu that consisted of pea soup, beans and an omelet laced with fresh maple sugar; taken the reins of two horses for part of a sleigh ride and danced a lively French-Canadian square set during which she seemed a little confused by the instructions of the caller. The game plan called for the Trudeaus to mingle with the guests and meet and talk to as many as possible. But the more than 600 guests just wouldn't stay in small groups and members of the prime minister's staff had their hands full seeing that the couple didn't get trampled. The Trudeaus' appearance in the small community was kept a secret. But before they left, word had spread around and traffic on Quebec highways eight was a shambles as a crowd waited outside for a look at Mr. Trudeau and his wife. They were not disappointed. The Trudeaus spent some 10 minutes waving and talking to the newcomers before returning to Montreal to finish off the weekend. Spectacular opening for rodeo show EDMONTON (CP) - Singing cowboy Rex Allen Sunday made what was considered to be the most spectacular en' trance of his show business career. He entered the darkened arena at the Canadian Western Rodeo at a gallop on his horse, white hat held high in the air. But the horse suddenly stopped, blinded by a flash of light and Allen, his hat still held high didnt. He landed in a heap on the floor but picked himself up and admitted afterwards: "That's the first time that has ever happened to me." 10 candidates to be fielded VANCOUVER (CP) - The British Columbia Federation' of Labor has announced it will meet the Social Credit government head-on in the next provincial election by running at least 10 of its own candidates under the banner of the opposition New Democratic Party. One of the candidates will be Ray Haynes, the federation's secretary-treasurer. Mr. Haynes made the announcement following a special one-day convention called by the federation to deal with what the 150,000 member organization described as "anti-union measures" enacted by the W. A. C, Bennett government Oil tanker sinks; 33 crewmen lost PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) Thirty-three of 44 crew mem* ben were misting today from the tanker Texaco Oklahoma, which broke in two In heavy Atlantic seas 190 miles northeast of Cape Hattwas, N.C. Eleven men of the tanker's crew were rescued from a life-raft by a pantog freighter, which headed for New York as the United States Coast Guard resumed a search for possible survivors. Most of the missing crew were from the area of Port Arthur, Tex. The tanker was loaded with 220,000 barrels of oil. It was 86 hours after the 661-foot vessel broke in two in 15-foot seas and winds of 40 to 60 knots before the coast guard learned of the tragedy. The word came in the form of two message* from the Li-berian freighter Sasstown saying it had nicked up 11 survivors in a life raft. LEFT STERN Both messages, the coast guard said, reported 20 crew members missing - last seen by the survivors as they abandoned the stern section of the 20,084-ton tanker early Sunday. A Texaco spokesman in Port Arthur, Tex., said however that records showed 42 crew members aboard.' The Sasstown, en route to New York, lighted the life raft Sunday afternoon. The coast guard had difficulty learning/ details of what happened, but a spokesman said one message from the Sasstown quoted the survivors as saying the stern section they abandoned sank half an hour afterward. They were reported to have said the other crew members were scattered throughout the rest of the ship, which they i for the last time at midnight, 18Vi hours after they launched the raft. They did not see the rest of the ship sink, nor did they see any other rafts, the coast guard said. FINDS OIL BUCK Bv the time coast guard got a plane into the air late Sunday, all it found was a huge oil slick. The pilot, Lt.-Cmdr. Pat rick H. Cannon, said the Sasstown by then was 145 miles east of Elizabeth City, N.C, in seas running eight to 10 feet. Cannon said he spotted an off slick at least 50 miles tons drifting In a northwesterly d� rection, well off the coast. Soviet military might reaches new heights MOSCOW (Reuter) - Defence Minister Andrei Grechko said today Soviet military might has risen to a new peak. Writing in the army newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda. Marshal Grechko said that during the last five years {he country's defence capability has reached a new high. Headlong development of industry has provided the army and navy with the essential means for a reliable defence of the Soviet state, he wrote. Grechko said strategic rocket forces have become more powerful, armored units have been strengthened by new tanks, airborne troops are more mobile and the Soviet navy has become a formidable force. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE Weather and road report CO ABOVE lo.nn ,r ZERO,AT x*,vwNOON SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET 7:00 H Lethbrldge...... 45 Pincher Creek ... 40 Waterton....... 43 Medicine Hat ... . 42 Edmonton.......33 Grande Prairie ... 34 Calgary ... ...... Victoria .......... 51 Penticton.......49 Cranbrook ... ... 39 Prince George ... 44 Vancouver...... 49 Saskatoon.......31 Regina......... 27 Winnipeg........32 Toronto......... 35 Ottawa......... 33 Montreal........ 33 Quebec ......... 32 St. John's.........40 Halifax ......... 33 Fredericton ......29 Charlottetown ... 33 New Yrok ... ... . 55 0:13 LPre 33 .. 33 .. 28 .. 32 .. 16 .. 11 30 38 38 31 22 40 4 .. 10 .. 8 .. 29 .. 28 .. 25 .. 14 .. 36 1.11 28 .18 20 .20 27 1.13 42 .. .11 .60 .02 .01 .72 Miami.......... 71 59 .. Los Angeles...... 73 55 .. Rome...... ... . 41 61 .. Paris........... 37 , 52 London......... 43 54 .. Berlin......... . 32 41 .. Amsterdam...... 36 50 .. Madrid......... 37 57 .. Stockholm...... 27 30 .. Tokyo.......... 50 70 .. FORECAST: Lethbrldge - Today and Tuesday: Sunny with gusty west winds. Lows near 20. Highs in the mid 40s. Medicine Hat - Today: Cloudy periods. Gusty west winds. Lows near 15. Tuesday: Cloudy periods. Highs near 40. Calgary - Today: Sunny. Gusty west winds. Lows 15-20. Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the high 30s. Columbia, Kootenay - Today: Cloudy with periods of rain at times mixed with snow. Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with showers of rain or wet snow. Highs both days in 40s. Lows tonight 25-30. tit Finest Steel Farm Buildings Ever Made THE BEHIEN CURVET No building of tqual quality can match the low cost of clear �pan Curvet*. Channel-ridged steel panels bolt to-1 aether quickly In a rugged, weather  tight shell. Clear span models range In size > from 26' to a spacious 68'. Park the biggest machinery with plenty of turn-around ro*m. Use for low cost grain storage. Makes and (deal warehouse, garage, etc. Best value today In steel buildings. If curvet design does not suit your plans or needs, we have many designs of steel buildings - Convex, Flattop, Straight-wall, etc. If you can afford to build - you can afford "BEHIEN" WRITE OR PHONE TODAY GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESV OF A MA All highways in the Lethbrldge district are bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway Calgary to Banff is bare. Banff to Golden has 1 inch of new snow plowed and sanded. Golden to Revelstoke has 2 inches of new snow, plowed and sanded. Banff - Radium highway is mainly bare with a few slippery sections. Banff-Jasper highway has 1-2 inches of new snow, plowed and sanded. Creston-Sahno highway has 5 inches of new snow, plowed and sanded with slippery and slushy areas. Motorists are advised to watch for fallen rock and fog patches. PORTS OV ENTRY (Opening and tlusing Times): Confts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.", 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. Wildborse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;