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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIDGI HfRALD Friday, May 1, Nixon Is Given Briefing On Cambodia Operations WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon wont to the Penta- gon today for .in up-to-tlio-min- ute briefing on the new U.S. military operation in Cambodia and emerged saying: "I know I did what I believe was right." Nixon accompanied by Def- ence Secretary Melyin K. Laird, gave no assessment on the new offensive in Cambodia reporting only that he had received a "very good briefing." Nixon said it was "just the Brief Highlights Of Nixon Address WASHINGTON (A P) Highlights of President Nix- on's address Thursday night on the situation in Southeast Asia: After full consultation I have concluded that the ac- tions of the enemy in the last 10 days clearly endanger the lives of Americans who are in Vietnam now and would con- stitute an unacceptable risk to those who would be there after our withdrawal of (troops by next To protect our men who are In Vietnam and to guarantee the continued success of our withdrawal and Vietnamiza- tion programs, I have con- cluded the time has come for action. For the past five years North Vietnam has occupied military sanctuaries all along the Cambodian frontier with South Vietnam. They are used for hit-and-run attacks on American and South Viet- namese forces in South Viet- nam. These Communist-occupied territories contain major base camps, training sites, logistics facilities, weapons and ammu- nition factories, air strips and prison of war compounds.. North Vietnam in the last two weeks has stripped away all pretence of respecting the sovereignty or neutrality of Bay May Move Headquarters [To Winnipeg WINNIPEG (CP) The Hud- son's Bay Company, a part of Canada's history for 300 years, announced steps today to move its head office to the country of its fur-trade origins. On the eve of its 300th anni- versary, tire Bay issued an an- nouncement that a special shareholder's meeting will be held May 28 to consider a rec- ommendation from its board that the head office be trans- ferred from the United King- dom to Canada specifically, to Winnipeg. PV HALE OPTICAL 1 3 Percy Dispensing Optician COMPANY LTD 307 6th SI. S. 327-7152 Cambodia. Thousands of their soldiers are invading the country from the sanctuary; they are encircling the capital of Phnom Penh. Cambodia has sent out a call to the U.S. and a number of other nations for assistance. If this effort succeeds, Cam- bodia would become a vast enemy staging area and' springboard for attacks on South Vietnam along 6CO miles of frontier and a refuge where enemy troops could re- turn from combat without fear of retaliation.. This is my decision: In co-operation with the armed forces of South Viet- nam, attacks are being launched this week to clean out major enemy sanctuaries from the Cambodian-Vietnam border. This is not an invasion of Cambodia. The areas in which these attacks will be launched are completely occupied and controlled by North Vietnam- ese forces. Our purpose is not to occupy the area. Once enemy forces are driven out of these sanctuaries and their military supplies destroyed, we will withdraw. These actions are in no way directed at the security inter- est of ssy nation. Any govern- ment that chooses to use these actions as a pretext for Harm- ing relations with the U.S. will be doing so on its own respon- sibility and at its own initia- tive and we will draw the ap- propriate conclusions.. beginning" of a Cambodian campaign which could last sev- eral weeks. Asked by reporters whether he thinks the American public backs his decision to enter Cam- bodia, a move highly criticized by some members of Congress, he said: "I know I did what I believe was right. What really matters is if it turns out all right." When he arrived at the Penta- gon about a.m. Nixon praised Americans lighting in Vietnam in contrast to students demonstrating on U.S. cam- puses. "I've seen them out there (in Nixon said. "There are bombs exploding.... I am sure they're scared. I know I was." By contrast, he said, "you see these bums blowing up cam- The president was briefed at the Pentagon's top-secret na- tional military command centre which receives up4o-the-minute information on military activi- ties anywhere in the world. We take this action not for the purpose of expanding the war into Cambodia, but for the purpose of ending the war In Vietnam and winning a just peace we all desire.. It Is not our power but our will and character that is being tested. The ques- tion all Americans must ask and answer does the rich- est and strongest nation In the history of the world have the character to meet a direct challenge by a group which rejects every effort to win a just peace, ignores our warn- ing, tramples on solemn agreements, violates the neu- trality of an unarmed people, and uses our prisoners as hos- tages? If we failed to meet this challenge all other nations will be on notice that despite its overwhelming power, the United States, when a real crisis comes, will be found wanting. MOTOR HOTEL: XND RESTAURANT For the Prospective Bride and Groom WATCH AND CLIP THIS ADVERTISEMENT EACH FRIDAY FOR HINTS ON UIOHF 1 INVITATIONS and ANNOUNCEMENTS The guesl lisl for the wedding should fee started early and bo given constant and careful ihpught and revision. Be sure that no relative or close friend is left off. Such an oversight can leave a deep and lasting hurt. Be sure to have your fiance and his family lo add their list to yours to avoid duplications. The invitation list should bo started as soon as you have sst the dalo and reserved ths church ond place of reception. Invitations should be sent to friends and relatives in distant cities, even though you know they will probably not attend. The invitations should automatically include rela- tives of both bride and groom, close friends and business associates. OFFERING YOU THE FINEST IN S CATERING FACILITIES LARGE OR SMALL WE CATER TO THEM All PHONE 328-2366 FOR RESERVATIONS U 10th AVENUE and MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE iip Rj Thousands Flock To Riot Trial NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Thousands o f demonstrators against a Black Panther murder trial flocked in from across the United States today with the National Guard troops on an alert and federal standing by in neighboring states to cope with any violence. The protesters, mostly youths, came for a "Free the Panthers" rally featuring speakers from the Chicago Seven riot trial, the Blac': Panther party and civil rights groups. Estimates of the number of possible participants went as high as and arrange- ments were made to feed up to at Yale University, which borders the historic New Haven Green where the rally is to take place today and Saturday. The defendants in the trial- including P a n t he r chairman Bobby G. being held in connection with the slaying last May of another Panther, Alex Bacfcley of New York City. Rally leaders do not believe a fair trial is possible anywnere in the U.S. for Black Panthers because of what they call the "racist power structure." The theory, as stated recently by local Panther leader Doug Mi- randa, is that if enough people protest the trial, the "power structure" will put a stop to the proceedings and free Uie de- fendants. Shopkeepers in downtown New Haven boarded up their stores Thursday for fear of viol- ence, despite protest by rally organizers that the rally would be peaceable. SC Holds Working Conference EDMONTON (CP) "working conference" for A So- cial Credit cabinet ministers, MLAs and constituency execu- tives opened today in Edmon- ton. A spokesman for the Social Credit League of Alberta, which is sponsoring the confer- ence, said about 400 persons are expected to attend the two-day meeting. Delegates will hear four ma- jor speakers on topics or agri- culture and the Canadian econ- omy, inflation and taxation, pol- lution and urbanization. After each address, delegates will di- vide into small groups for dis- cussion. The conference is a prelimin- ary to a policy conference.set for the fall, the spokesman said. MEDICINE HAT cation Minister Robert Clark said Thursday that Alberta colleges must emphasize diplo- ma and improvement courses rather than strive to become universities or feeding systems 'or universities. He told about 100 college in- structors and .administrators hat terminal courses or public service and specialized occupa- ions should be given priority over transfer courses to univer- sities. Mr. Clark was speaking at he first Alberta Public Col- .eges Conference. "It very unfortunate I some colleges began looking forward to the day when they will become provincial univer- sities. 'In short, the college system should aim at serving the 70 per cent of students graduating :rom high schools who don't plan to go to university. This role was a part of what he called "the accountability of he education system to those people it serves. Later Dr. A. W. R. Carroth- ers, president of the university of Calgary, doubted the college priorities recommended by Mr. Clark can be maintained. FINISH BRIEFING President Nixon walks with Defence Secretary Melvin R. Laird today after a briefing by advisers in the Pentagon's command centre ori the offensive in Cambodia. Free SterilizationOperations For Males Given Approval By FRED COLEMAN LONDON (AP) The British government Thursday m a de male sterilization operations free under the National Health Service. It put off a companion move to permit contraceptive pills to be given free of charge. Both decisions were an- nounced in Parliament by Rich- ard Grossman, the cabinet min- ister responsible for the social services. His announcement is expected Government Delays Action On Indian Band Request EDMONTON (CP) flooding their province intends to delay action on requests for a new reserve made by the Stony Indians until Hie Indian red paper is presented to the fed- eral government later this year, Social Development Min- ster Ray Speaker said Thurs- day. Mr. Speaker was comment- ing on a brief, presented Wed- nesday by Chief John Snow, asking the province to com- plete owneship and land title to the Kootenay Plains and the Big Horn Reserve. The band also requested the province to establish the area as an Indian reserve with full mineral rights reverting to the Indian people. Jurisdiction of Indian lands now is a federal responsibility. "Until this is worked out it is virtually impossible for the provincial government to meet the Indians' Mr. Speaker said. Chief Snow said his people do not want the land on a lease basis and that additional land is needed to ensure prop- er grazing for animals. "The Stonys also want to establish a band sawmill on the reserve providing land is made avail able containing good limber." The band, in the brief pre- sented to Premier Harry Strom, said the expanded re- serve is needed because many native people do. not want to live below the Big Horn Dam, about 100 miles west of Red Deer. They ore afraid of the dam ELKS CLUB of LETHBRIDGE ENTERTAINMENT in LOUNGE THURSDAY, APRIL 30th FRIDAY, MAY 1st THURSDAY BINGO NITE SATURDAY NITE DANCING 'Til 1 a.m. FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE Special Noon Menus Daily HAPPY P.M. DAIIY FOR All ilK MEMBERS AND GUESTS homes and endangering their Lives and several families have moved from the Big Horn area to Morley 40 miles west of Cal- gary because the existing re- serve is loo small, Chief Snow said. He also said additional land would provide a potential for tourist industry development. Settlement Near In Paper Strike VANCOUVER (CP) The five unions involved in the Pa- cific Press dispute that has left Vancouver without its two daily newspapers since Feb. 15 have tentatively accepted settlement terms proposed by two mem- bers of the British Columbia Mediation Commission, the commission said Thursday. A commission spokes man said negotiations for the unions would recommend membership acceptance, "provided Pacific Press Ltd. negotiators advise the commissioners that said proposals will be recommend- ed for acceptance to their prin- cipals." Mediation commissioners Pen BasMn and Alistair Pollock pre- sented settlement proposals to both sides Wednesday. Details were not made public. A spokesman fof Pacific Press said a statement on the company's decision "is not like- ly until the weekend." NEWSPAPER SOLD PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE {CP) Sale of Vopni Press Ltd., to Ian A. McKenzie has been announced by owner H. Vopni, effective today. W. to take some pressure off re- cently opened private clinics, where thousands of men who have volunteered for the opera- tion, .known as vasectomy, are on waiting lists of six months or longer. Vasectomy prevents pregnan- cies but still permits an active sex life. It is rapidly becoming one of the more popular meU> ods of birth control in Britain. About men volunteered for the operation last year and more than are expected to seek one this year. Before the announcement, the National Health Service paid for sterilization or to safeguard the health of the individual con- cerned. A husband could not be sterilized for his wife's health, HAVE FIVE CLINICS Men who wanted vasectomy had to seek it at private clinics. The Family Planning Associa- tion now has five such clinics across Britain, plans 20 by the end of the year, and a spokes- man said: "We have far more requests than we car. possibly fill." The operation at a clinic costs 10s A recent survey of men who underwent .vasectomy in the last three years showed 98 per cent were completely satis- fied and so were their wives. Many couples said the end of worries over unwanted children improved their sex lives. Vasectomy removes no or- gans. It interrupts the semina' duct in such a way that the male fluid reaching the female no longer contains, sperm celh It is ssfe, sure, takes about 20 minutes. Two Objectives In Canada's Arctic Activity CALGARY (CP) Defence Minister Leo Cadieux 'said Thursday night that increased government activity in the Ca- nadian Arctic is an opportunity for "showing the flag and as- serting our sovereignty." He said in an interview the activity is also a move to be- come familiar witlr the environ- ment and to "train our soldiers properly." Mr. Cadieux previously an- nounced that the defence de- partment will increase survey- or Arctic regions by 25 per cent and establish a headquarters in Yellowknife for year-round northern exercises. COMING! MAY 16th IETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION PAVILION ClUB CHERRY BLOSSOM BALL FEATURING ALL JAPANESE KO TOBUKI ORCHESTRA from VANCOUVER PLAYING BOTH JAPANESE AND CANADIAN DANCE MUSIC Advance now of Higo'i Men'i and Sue'i Cofft. Shop 13th St. N., Clark Suggests College Priorities New Democrats Name Fanner GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) District farmer Arthur .Mack- lin, 24, was nominated to con- test the Grande Prairie riding fof the New Democratic Party in the next provincial election. Mr. Macklin defeated Jim Brackenbury, a Grande Prairie high school teacher, and Ben Smashnuk, a farmer from the nearby Wembley district, on the first ballot. "The pressure now to maxi- mize what the post-secondary system can increases the danger that transfer courses will dominate college pro- grams. Dr. Can-others said that In addition, "a certain snob value in transfer courses" persuades college faculties to teach courses that duplicate first and second-year university courses. Home Sweet Home In The Future EDMONTON (CP) A plan- ning expert said here that peo- ple will stay at home more in the future. Dr. Harold Dyck of the Al- berta Human Resources Re- search Council told a seminar on rural and urban problems that people will not be required to travel to work or to school because of the installation of low-cost electronic information and communications devices at home. Before long, "we'll be able to 'communicate to work' by dial- ing" Hie number of a home computer terminal or by switching on the television set, be said. He also said that by the year 3000 the 300-mile strip between Montreal and Toronto will be one city with a population of and that cities of will be common in thia world, although not in Canada. Edmonton and Calgary were expected to double their popula- tions by the year 2000. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT eo ABOVE TO.ftft ZERO AT SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET Lethnriclge Pincher Creek Waterton....... Medicine Hat Vermilion...... Edmonton...... Victoria....... Penticton....... Prince George Kamloops...... Vancouver Saskatoon...... Regira......... Winnipeg....... Thunder Bay Toronto......., Ottawa Montreal....... .03 51 33 54 31 54 31 57 32 57 30 60 31 57 41 66 33 57 44 67 38 56 44 53 29 39 24 41 25 64 35 .18 65 54 83 66 78 60 .02 .16 Los Angeles...... 51 SYNOPSIS A disturbance wUl bring clearing skies to central Al- berta. Northern regions will re- main mostly cloudy. Southern areas will remain mostly sunny and warm. FORECAST Lcthbridge-Mcdiclne Hat Sunny with afternoon cloudy periods, warm. Winds W20 and gusty. Low-high Leth- bridge, Medicine Hat 40-65. Columbia Sunny in the southern half, cloudy norfJiem half today Vfith, clear periods overnight. Mostly cloudy Satur- day with a few showers in the afternoon and evening. Winds N15. Low tonight and high Sat- urday at Cranbrook 40-60. Cas- tlegar 35-65. EDWARDS ROD WEEDERS AND CULTIVATORS for tprlng, tummer and fall work 'ulfivators designed for chain driven rod weeder attachment ROD WEEDER ATTACHMENTS FIT ALL CULTIVATORS DRIVE DISENGAGES AUTOMATICALLY WHEN CULTIVATOR IS LIFTED NO SLIPPAGE NO MUD BUILD-UP GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY CODBTESY OF AMA All highways in .the Leth- bridge district are mostly hare and in good driving condition. Highway 1 Canada Highway Calgary to Revel- stoke. Mostly bare and in good condition. Motorists are. ad- vised to watch for fallen rock and frost heaves between. Gold- en and Revelstoke. The Banff- Radium and Banff-Jasper high- ways are mostly bare and in good condition. Creston Salmo highway is mostly bare and in good condi- tion. Motorists are advised to watch for fallen rock and cari- bou on the highway. Snow tires or chains are re- quirtd when travelling in any mountain area. This includes all ski resort access roads. There is a 75 per cent restric- tion on the following highways: Highway 3 Fincastle to Medi- cine Hat; Highway's Ma- grath to Cardston; Highway 61 From the junction, of Highway 4 to Foremost and one mile soulh of Foremoht to Manyber- ries; Highway 6i Magrath to Del Bonita. Effective 7 a.m. April 29 there will be a 75 per cent loading restriction im- posed on Highway 23 from the junction of Highway 3 to Barons. PORTS OK ENTRY (Opening and Closing Courts, 24 hours; Camay 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain closed. Del Bonita 9 "a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 8 a.m. to S p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykertg a.m. to midnight; Logan Pass, closed. ;