Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
- THI UTHMIDOI HIRAID - Tuwdey, March 39, 1971 Colonel condemned to die PHNOM PENH (AP) - A Cambodian colonel was condemned to death today for his role in the loss of the northeast provincial capital of Kratie to Communist-led forces last spring. A military court wound up its three-month trial of Col. Cheng Sayomboan, sentencing him to face a firing squad. No date was set for the execution. There is no appeal from the court ruling and the colonel's life can be spared only, by intercession of Cambodia's chief of state, Cheng Heng. The defendant was acquitted of charges that he had contacts with the Communist command and demoralized his troops. Another defendant, Maj. Tim Naing, who bad been ordered by Sayomboan to defend Kratie, was sentenced to life imprisonment. Naing had deserted to the Communist side before Kratie fell. Millionaire cattleman rescued BARINAS, Venezuela (Reu-ter) - Millionaire cattleman Rafael Angel Perez was rescued by army helicopters and troops Sunday, two days after being kidnapped by five uniformed men armed with automatic weapons, police said today. Soldiers followed the kidnap victim's foreman as he took $5,000 of the $115,000 asked in ransom for his boss's life to the mountains near this Western state capital Sunday. After the foreman handed over the money, army helicopters buzzed the mountain hideout and the kidnappers split up, leaving their victim unharmed inside a hut. Troops continued the hunt for the kidnappers. New deadline set far Concorde LONDON (AP) - The British-French supersonic airliner Concorde is not expected to be ready to enter service until at least the fall of 1974, it was disclosed Monday. There was no official explanation of the nine-month delay. Most recent estimates by the British government and the British Aircraft Corp.-which is building the plane with Aerospa-tial of France-were that Concorde would be in service by late 1973 or early 1974. Informed sources said probably the major reason for the plane falling behind schedule was a fault in the mechanism which regulates the air inflow of its mainly Rolls-Royce engines. British chief test pilot Brian Trubshaw told reporters recently a small part of one of the French prototype's engines went "flying off and dropped into the Atlantic. Both British and French prototypes were grounded. Minister locks self in office JERUSALEM (Reuter) - Israeli Finance Minister Pinhas Sapir locked himself in his office today to escape the wrath of New space satellite in final checks LOMPOC, Calif. (CP) - Canada's latest space satellite, 40 pounds heavier and two experiments fatter than is predecessor, today headed into final checks prior to a scheduled Wednesday launch. The satellite, ISIS-B, is basically a souped-up version of the 530-pounder Canadian scientists designed, built and launched, with U.S. rocket help, Jan. 29, 1969. And its aim is basically the same-more information about the ionosphere, a belt of electrically-charged particles surrounding the earth that plays a key role in the reception of broadcast signals. ISIS-B will officially become ISIS* II if it successfully rides its U.S. Delta rocket into a planned near-polar orbit. It is the fourth in a series that started with Al-ouette I, launched Sep. 28, 1962, and still relaying data, making it the world's longest-functioning satellite. TOURIST ATTRACTION It was so cold in Switzerland this year that a 90-foot-high waterfall froze solid and became even more of a tourist attrac-ion. LQ. Of 145 And A Poor Memory? 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Send your name, address, and zip code to: Memory Studies, 835 Diversery Pkwy., Dept. CI 73 Chicago, III. A postcard will do. *** AMBASSADOR - Canada's first ambassador to Communist China will be Ralph E. Collins, a high external affairs department official who was born in China and speaks the Chinese language. Canada has accepted the candidate proposed by Peking as its first ambassador in Ottawa. The name of the Chinese envoy was not disclosed. Officer stain ATHENS (AP) - Six ranking Greek- officers were released from exile Monday and permitted to return to their homes, reliable sources reported. Included was Gen. George Koumanakos, much-decorated commanding officer of the Greek contingent in Korea, who was deported by the ruling junta for 38 months without being charged. Snowmobile accidents kill two EDMONTON (CP) - Twenty-four persons died accidentally in traffic accidents in the province last month, the Alberta Safety Council said today. This was six more than in February, 1970, and brought the total for the first two months of this year to 34. The total for the first two months of 1970 was 44. Property damage in the 8,-489 traffic accidents during January and February was $4.88 million and 1,359 persons were injured. Snowmobile accidents, included in the totals, claimed two lives during February. "Three avoidable snowmobile hazards are already clear," the safety council said in a prepared statement. Canada warns U.S. of test dangers OTTAWA (CP) - The Canadian government will hold the United States responsible for any injury to Canadians or damage to Canadian property resulting from further underground nuclear testing by the U.S. in the Aleutian Islands. In a note delivered to the U.S. state department Feb. 22, Canada expressed serious concern about such tests and said the risk to Canada cannot be eliminated. The substance of the note, in addition to the U.S. reply that Canada's views would be taken into' account, was tabled Monday in the Commons by External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp. An External affairs department spokesman said today the note was essentially a repetition of an earlier note, delivered to the U.S. Sept. 19, 1969, before a previous blast in the Aleutians. The U.S. has been reported planning a nuclear test beneath AmcMtka Island in the Aleutians this fall. It would be the second in a series, that began in October, 1969. The Aleutians, part of Alaska, form an island chain in the North Pacific. The Canadian note said future Amchitka tests are expected to be substantially more powerful than the first blast of one megaton-equal to one million tons of dynamite. It also reiterated that Amchitka is in an earthquake-prone Injured woman gets $31,000 CALGARY (CP) - Anne Marie Hermeline Duchesne, who was injured in a 1966 traffic accident near Peace River, was awarded $31,092 damages in an Alberta Supreme Court judgment here. Mr. Justice A. J. Cullen said gross negligence on the part of William Calvin Horn caused the accident and injuries to Anne Duchesne. The owner of the car, Edward McDaid, was also liable as Horn operated the car with his consent, Mr, Justice Cullen said. He said the victim suffered a fractured jaw, skull injuries, a blood clot on the brain, loss of sight in her left eye, and personality change after a car driven by Horn entered a highway and was hit by a tractor-trailer unit. region and that the test site is on an island extremity "where such risk as there is might be particularly likely to affect Canada." ". . . The Canadian government hopes that the United States government will reconsider its plans to carry out further high-yield tests on Amchitka Island," the note said. AREA FIGURE The Philippines cover 115,800 square miles. A $30 MILLION WATERLOO - When Napoleon meett hit Waterloo this time, it will be in a spectacular $30 million movie - with the help of the Russian Army. Weekend Magazine's photostory this Saturday shows highlights from the production starring Rod Steiger and Canada's Christopher Plummer. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINI 50 landlords who broke into his ministry in support of claims [ for higher rents. The landlords struck several ministry officials as they rushed the guard at the entrance and surged up the stairs to Sapir's first-floor office in an unprecedented demonstration of protest against an Israeli minister. When Sapir barricaded himself from the advancing horde ; by. locking his door, the demonstrators sat on the floor booing and snouting: "We want justice, why do we have to suffer?" There were no arrests and the landlords later dispersed. Gardiner still in Grit camp RE GIN A (CP) - Wilf Gardiner, fired two weeks ago as director of Homecoming '71 after defying Liberal Premier | Ross Thatcher, was nominated to contest the constituency of Regina - North East for the Liberals in the next provincial election. It was a surprise move for Mr. Gardiner, who last week charged that his dismissal was the result of a "personal vendetta" against him by the pre-1 mier. He had not publicly announced his intention to contest | the nomination. Mr. Gardiner, former Liberal member of the legislature for Melville, and son of former Liberal premier James G. Gardiner, defeated Arthur Reis-dorf and John Staseson, two Regina businessmen, on the second ballot. The constituency of Regina -North East is currently held by W. E. Smishek, a member of the New Democratic Party. BLASTS PREMIER Mr. Gardiner was fired after defying Premier Thatcher's edict that homecoming grants should be applied to only one project in each city or area to avoid duplication and ineffectiveness. Mi". Gardiner last week described the premier as "a man I with a hate so deep as that should not be premier or in any top position of trust or leadership." Mr. Gardiner, 46, was one of | three men who opposed Mr. Thatcher for leadership of the provincial Liberal party in 1959, and said this "infuriated" Mr. Thatcher. EATON CANADA-WIDE Ait Eiten Cana'da-Wida Spicialfc youF atturmet of valua, tht tinctrest tffort Baton's cm mtka to bring you outstanding aavingt md satisfaction. Marchandisa it bought in quantitias huga anough to ollft Canadian eustomars coast to toast, Looking for a Great Refrigerator Value? See this Viking 2-Door Frost-Free 14.9 cu. ft. 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