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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 IHt UTHSKIDG1 HHAID Morth Viet Cong cause heavy death toll in raid SAIGON AP North Viet namese sappers ran through a United Slates artillery base in the jungle south of Da Nang early killing 33 Ameri cans and wounding 76 within an It was believed to be the highest death toll of the war in attack on a in The command reported 12 of the sappers were some of them inside the base and some by helicopter and C 119 Much of the base was over but it remained in control Eitensive action is being conducted in the the command Hinman to seek Socred nomination CARDSTON HNS a former cabinet minister in the Alberta Social Credit announced Saturday in Cardston he will let his name stand for nomina tion in the Cardston con stituency in the next provincial A 1 v i n Cardston said Morris Shields of Cardston is the only other an nounced candidate for the No date has been set for the nomination meet Bullock added that he had no comment on whether he intended to seek the nom although he said an an nouncement would be made in the near Hinman was first elect ed to the Legislature in 1952 for the Cardston constituency and was appointed minister of municipal affairs in Made irovincial treasurer in he served in that position until when he resigned at the request of Premier Ernest In a statement at the the premier said Hinmans Two killed in highway accident CALGARY CP Johan and Thea of were killed in a head crash about 10 miles south of Two other passengers M the car were injured but reported In satisfactory condition in hos The driver of the other ve Ernest Stantey 61 of suffered scrapes and bruises RCMP said one of the cars went out of control on the highway and crossed into the lane of approaching Eight flood projects for planned VANCOUVER CP Eight projects to flood acres and create about 50 miles of marsh shoreline in British Columbia have been announced by Ducks Unlimited The worth of work will be part of a million program involving 100 wildlife conservation projects across The largest project will be at Leach Lake in the Creston marshes where about is to be spent to flood about acres and create about 30 miles of COME TO ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS GRAND OPENING NEW STORE 426 6 Thursday FREE GIFT PRIZES HINMAN plans comeback private association with the promotion and operation ol non government enterprises was incompatible with the ministers responsibility to his public Hinman continued to si as a but was de feated in his bid for nomina tion in when he sought his fifth There was a general stepup in kimmunist much of it in Da Nang offi said the North Vietnamese nd Viet Cong were taking ad antage of the dark of the Viet Cong sappers raided a resettlement village 25 miles south of Da Nang early killing 13 South rounding 21 and burning 100 Twentyfive 100pound rockets hit the Da Nang air ase and the nearby Marble ilountain air damaging i few planes and helicopters md wounding several Ameri Viet Cong gunners also helled the headquarters of the Amcrical Division at Chu south of Da but no casualties or damage were re PINNED DOWN The attack on the artillery 50 miles south of Da Nang jegan about 2 with a bar rage of 50 to 60 mortar rounds hat pinned down fewer than 400 Americans defending the base iynamite bombs wrecked some artillery guns and cut some communication lines to rear A South Vietnamese fire base i lew hundred yards away was It provided artil ery fire for the American base during the The two bases are midway be tween the Laotian border an he populous coastal lowlands and are ths westernmost anchor f Southern combined forces de fences in the Their mis sion is to harass North Vietnam ese supply lines and infiltration corridors running to the Available records for the las four years show that the heavi est previous American tell ii such an attack was 32 killed an 31 wounded when sappers hi ire Base Henderson 17 miles south of the demilitarized zone May 19 Soutl Vietnamese were killed and 4 were wounded in that Two protesters hurt in clash TORONTO CP Five per sons were arrested Sunday af ter demonstrators disrupted i speech by Quebec labor lead er Michel Two men were injured and University of Toronto care taker was temporarily blindec by an irritant sprayed from an aerosol can by a protester as University of Toronto polic and members of the audience ejected 20 persons from Con vocation president o the Montreal council of th Confederation of Nationa Trade and Montrea lawyer Robert Lemieux wer making the final appearanc of a crossCanada tour spon sored by the Emergency Committee for th Defence of Political Rights in Outlaw shorts Lebanon AP A Beirut newspaper has unearthed a 30yearold law forbidding the wearing of shorts by just as catches the hot pants craze on in Every Tuesday Evening FAMILY NIGHT at the town chef FEATURING SPECIAL STEAK DINNER Soup du toised dinner roll of toasJ plain or fried baked asparagui tea or imoll AND A Giied Top Sirloin Steak 0 DOWNSTAIRSPROFESSIONAL Quality Dining at Reasonable Prices Election challenge hurled By THE CANADIAN PRESS A challenge to go to the ve ers on the issue of a pulp mi which the opposition said wa a gigantic financial giveawa was hurled across the floor o the Saskatchewan The challenge came durin an onslaught on Premier Ros Thatchers Liberal govsrnmen by the New Democratic Parry the bill attacked being 27 to In the Quebec Liberal government against any tax increases an said it will borrow heavily cover a projected deficit in the 197172 fisca year starting April In the Saskatchewan hous Opposition Leader Alia Blakeney said his party wou oppose an Athabasca pulp m bill all down the He sa the agreements proposed 1 the government fail to protec the provinces forests and w Although the Saskatchewan government has a mandate u til next speculation abo a general vote this year Election talk also was hear in Johns where votin must take place some tim this year as the Newfoundlan governments fiveyear term expires The opposition said a recor interim supply b was large enough to force tl government to call an electii I without bringing down a bu Premier Bennett denied that the Briti j Columbia government is inte I estcd in buying the majori I shares of Home Oil of Ca Oil tanker sinks 33 crewmen lost party The EQUAL RIGHTS Trudeau receives a tubstantial kiss from a liberal official or a sugaring off party she and the prime minister attended party was held by the Mount Royal Liberal Trudeau outshines PM at big maple sugar party AP Thirtythree of 44 crew mem bers were missing today from the tanker Texaco which broke in two In heavy At lantic seas 120 miles northeast of Cape Eleven men of the tankers crew were rescued from a life raft by a passing which headed for New York as the United States Coast Guard resumed a search for possible Most of the missing crew were from the area of Port Ar The tanker was loaded with barrels of It was 36 hours after the 661 foot vessel broke in two IB 15 foot seas and winds of 40 to 60 knots before the coast guard learned of the The word came in the form of two messages from the Li berian freighter Sasstown say ing it had picked up 11 survi vors in a life LEFT STERN Both the coast guard reported 20 crew members missing last seen ay the survivors as they aban doned the stern section of the tanker early A Texaco spokesman in Foil said however that records showed 42 crew mem bers The en route to New sighted the life raft Sunday The coast guard had difficul ty learning details of what but a spokesman said one message from the Sasstown quoted the survivors as saying the stern section they abandoned sank half an hour They were reported to have said the other crew members were scattered throughout the rest of the which they Mrw or the last time at hours after they launched the raft They did not see the rest of the ship nor did hey see any other coast guard FINDS OIL SLICK Bv the time coast guard got a plane into the air late Sun day all it found was a huge oil The Pat rick said the town by then was 145 mites east of Elizabeth in seas running eight to 10 Cannon said he spotted an ofl slick at least 50 miles long drifting in a northwesterly di well off the JOSEPH DU CP Margaret Trudeau was he main attraction Saturday at a maple sugar party in this small community 25 miles northwest of The prime minister and his wife of three weeks were guests at the traditional FrenchCana dian sugaringoff thrown by the Montreal riding of MontRoyal which twice has sent Tru dsau to Parliament as its repre It was the first time they at tended a public function since their March 4 marriage and Trudeau easily stole the show from her She kissed and was kissed in a mob scene when the official party arrived for the By the time the Trudeaus left some four hours she also Dissent growing in Liberal ranks Prisoners freed TEL AVIV Reuter An Is raeli sergeant and an Egyptian ff war for a were exchanged across the Suez canal Israeli army spokesman an j It was the first ex 1 change of prisoners between j Egypt and Israel since the be i pinning of the ceasefire last i never sticks together OTTAWA CP Is rebellion brewing among Liberal MPs against the Trudeau govern ment Dissent seems to be though certainly a palace revo lution would appear out of the Political parties in Canada are anything but monolithic and most leaders have a hard time keeping and exercising firm Up to Prime Minister Trudeau has been an He was disturbed by the dissen sion within the Pearson cabinet and when he took over the government in to rule with an iron He even acknowledged last week that he has ministers speeches checked by his staff before they are It is accepted as routine in politics that disenchantment grows among a governments supporters in Parliament as the admmistration grows Plots to unseat prime minister John Dieenbaker were hatched before he had been six years in Many members of the Pearson cabinet spent a good deal of time fighting over his succession even before he had announced his HEIAYER ATTACKS The stiffest attack on the Tru deau government by a Liberal MP has just been made by Paul defence minister in the Pearson administration and for mer transport minister in the Tnideau He said Thursday in the Com mons that the government must abandon its archconservative approach to economics and find 20th century solutions for 20th century Technically and the governments economic policy has been a near total dis Hellyer it has been a total i j One Mr said Hellycr is ihc one man who can lead the Liberal party back to Libereral Unfortunately for this MP was net a Liberal voice hut Erik Conservative MP for the Hellyers attack seemed aimed at Tnifleau primarily rind at Finance Minister Edgar Benson and other ministers sec ondarily But it was not Ihc fust assault on the cabinet by a Liberal Only a few days David MP for Esquimalt accused Allan Mac E a c h e government House of stupidity for join ing an action which prevented Andersons Commons envi ronmental protection committee from holding hearings in British Columbia on possible oil pollu tion off the Pacific Anderson said he had been shafted by his own House Phil Liberal MP for York West and a former mayor of had backed An dersons move to hold the hear In another Giv ens has said that replies by some ministers to the opposite in the Commons question period are He has also said that he has had to support the Liberal party on occasions when he did not wish to do five Liberals have been fighting the governments bill which would give the cabi net power to restrict imports of any These five are Paul Coast Chilcotin Tom Go BurnabyHiclunond Delta Douglas New Westminister Bud Grange Northwest Territories and John KenoraRainy Pierre once said thai Bensons first budget made him SQUEAKY WHEELS Pierre De Liberal MP for was a persistent critic of the governments anti FLQ public order Trudeau was asked in Re gina 13 what the 13 Saskat chewan MPs could do to put the provinces problems before the Trudeau replied Thirteen able men in Parlia ment can make a devil of a lot of noise and make sure that the problems of the area they rep resent are taken into During his Asian Tnideau told some protesting Indian students Its the squeaky wheel that gets the It will be Interesting In the next fow months to follow the political fortunes of Liberal MPs who have opcnlv criticized their Soviet military might reaches new heights MOSCOW Reuter De fence Minister Andrei Grechko said today Soviet military might has risen to a new Writing in the army news paper Krasnaya Mar shal Grechko said that during the last five years the countrys defence capability has reached a new Headlong development of In dustry has provided the army and navy with the essential means for a reliable defence of the Soviet he Grechko said strategic rocket forces have become more pow armored units havs been strengthened by new air borne troops are more mobile and the Soviet navy has become a formidable eaten her share of a menu hat consisted of pea oeans and an omelet laced with resli maple sugar taken the reins of two horses for part of a sleigh ride and danced a lively FrenchCanadian square set during which she seemed a little confused by the instructions of he The game called for the frudeaus to mingle with the uests and meet and talk to as nany as But the more ban 600 guests just wouldnt stay in small groups and mem jers of the prime ministers taff had their hands full see ng that the couple didnt get The Trudeaus appearance in he small community was kept a But before they word had spread around and raffic on Quebec highways ght was a shambles as a rowd waited outside for a look at Trudeau and his They were not The Trudeaus spent some 10 minutes waring and talking to the newcomers before returning to Montreal to finish off the Spectacular opening for rodeo show EDMONTON CP Singing COM boy Rex Allen Sunday made what was considered to be the most spectacular en trance of his show business He entered the darkened arena at the Canadian Western Rodeo at a gallop on his white hat held high in the But the horse suddenly blinded by a Hash of light and his hat still held He landed in a heap on the floor but picked himself up and admitted afterwards Thats the first time that has ever happened to Weather and road report cro ABOVE SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET II 45 Pincher Creek 40 43 Medicine Hat 42 Grande Prairie 34 Calgary 42 Victoria 51 49 Cranbrook 39 Prince George 44 Vancouver 49 31 Regina 27 35 33 33 32 Halifax 33 Fredericton Charlottetown 33 New 55 NOON LPre 33 33 28 32 16 11 30 33 38 31 22 40 4 10 8 29 26 25 14 36 28 20 42 71 59 Los 73 55 41 61 37 52 43 54 32 41 Amsterdam 36 37 Stockholm 27 50 70 FORECAST Lethbridge Today and Tuesday Sunny with gusty west Lows near Highs in the mid Medicine Hat Today Cloudy Gusty west Lows near Tuesday Cloudy Highs near Calgary Today Gusty west Lows Tuesday Highs in the high Kootenay To day Cloudy with periods of rain at times mixed with Tuesday Mostly cloudy with showers of rain or wet Highs both days in Lows tonight 10 candidates to be fielded VANCOUVER CP The British Columbia Federation1 of Labor has announced it will meet the SocinI Credit govern I ment headon in the next pro vmcicil election by running at Irasf 10 of ils own candidates under the banner of the oppo sition New Democratic One of the candidates will be Ray the federations Haynes made the an nouncement folouing a special oneday convention called by Hie federal ion to deal with what the mcnibci organ ization described as antiunion measures enacted by the Bennett government Finest Steel Farm Buildings Ever Made BEHIEN CURVET No building of equal quality con match low cost of clear ipan Channel ridged steel panels bolt j gether quickly In o weather tight Clear ipan models range In siza from 26 to a spacious Park the biggest machinery with olenty of turnaround Use for low cost grain Makes and ideal Best value today in steel If curvet design does not suit your plans or we have many designs of steel buildings Straight If you can afford to build you can afford BEHLEN WRITE OR PHONE TODAY GENERAL FARM SOPPIIES courrs HIGHWAY PHONE 3273165 OFFICIAL AS AT 900 TODAY COURTESV OF AMA All highways in the Leth bridge district arc bare and dry and in good winter driving Highway Trans Canada Highway Calgary to Banff is Banff to Golden has 1 inch of new snow plowed and Golden to Revelstoke has 2 inches of new plow ed and Banff Radium highway is mainly bare with a few slip pery sections BanffJasper highway has 12 inches of new plowed and CrestonSalmo highway lias 5 inches of new plowed and sanded with slippery and slushy Motorists are ad vised to watch for fallen rock and fog PORTS OF ENTRY Opening ann Couils 24 hours Carway 9 to 6 MST Del Bomta 9 to 6 9 to 6 24 hours PortlullRjkerts 8 to Chief Mountain to 5 ;