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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Pollution: No. 6 Anti-Pollution Revolution Led By Housewives t Powerful Group By JIM WILSON Herald Staff Writer There are a number of ways to stop pollution from burying us or poisoning us or somehow booting us off our planet, but the anti-pollution revolution will not be cheap or easy. Want to fight pollution? Join Pollution Control-South ern Alberta. Memberships cost for a family, for an adult and 50 cents for a student, and can be mailed to Box 472, Lethbridge. Or join the Alberta Wilderness As- sociation: the Lethbridge branch meets this coming Monday at 8 p.m. in the University of Lethbridge Kate Andrews Building lecture theatre. Membership costs per person. Use Of Troops To Be Aired Nixon, Congressmen To Discuss Cambodia 15 Ctnts FOUR SBCTIONS-T2 Housewives are the most powerful economic group in North America, and the anti-pollution revolution de- pends heavily on them. They do most of the actual buying: their families are generally passive consumers. Housewives can collectively demand that food manu- facturers, household goods manufacturers, clothing man- ufacturers, even car manufacturers clean up their pro- duction refuse to buy the goods until the companies do so. They can take their shopping bags and boxes back to the stores for re-use, to cut down on their family's daily five-pound-per-person contribution to the city's gar- bage supply. They can demand that storekeepers stock pollution- free goods, particularly detergents and soaps. House- wives in Edmonton and Vancouver recently collected their usual e'artfuls of groceries, had them rung through the cash register and then asked for low-pollution prod- ucts. They were told the store didn't have what they wanted, so they refused to pay for their mountains of groceries. The supermarket managers rapidly found supplies of whatever their customers wanted. Safe Insecticides Ask your storekeeper to get good stocks 'of Maple Leaf soap flakes, Revive soap flakes, a liquid deter- gent called Basic H that has no phosphates, other prod- ucts listed as relatively safe by PC-SA, lots of washing soda to mix with the soap flakes, and lots of bleach. Pyrethrum and Rotenone (derris powder) are safe in- secticides. Enzyme detergents have to go: they're full of phos- phates, and work by attacking the protein substances in clothing dirt. Humans are also made of protein: any traces of the enzymes left in clothing starts to eat us up too, just like the commercial shows. We can all make the country cleaner by picking up after our dirty neighbors who litter the streets and parks and forests they think are their private garbage dumps. And don't buy non-returnable cans and bottles of pop and beer. Don't walk past litter: pick it up and deposit it in waste receptacles. PC-SA and other groups could start a local cleanup campaign, to include scenic dumps like the Hender- son Lake shoreline shown in the picture belcw, PC-SA is currently collecting Arctic Power samples and plans a DDT pickup campaign soon. Insist that the city install its secondary sewage treatment plant, that it start work on a third stage to finish cleaning tfre water and take out pesticides and herbicides. Insist the city demand the same from other Oldntan River cities and industries. Insist that all industries in the country be forced by federal government legislation to clean up their pollu- tion or be fined heavily; insist the government offer tax incentives to companies building good pollution control equipment; insist that industries be taxed for the amount of pollution they pour into the environment- Hie less pollutants they let escape, tine lower their pollu- tion tax. Write Letters Write regularly to MPs, MLAs, the prime minister and premier, to tell them about the pollution you see around demand that something be done. Send copies of your letters to PC-SA. The war against pollution is too important to trust to fie initiative and conscience of governments: if they'd done .a good job in the past we wouldn't be in this mess. It's the people who have to carry out the anti-pollution revolution. You and me. Students Stage Protest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Students opposed to President Nixon's decision to send Ameri- can troops into Cambodia have staged protests across the United States. Nixon was burned in effigy at one campus, offices .of the Re- serve Officers Training Corps were bombed at two colleges and students clashed with police everywhere. About rock-throwing stu- dents fought with police at the University of Maryland in Col- lege Park, Md., early today. Earlier, 300 National Guard troops were summoned to back up police when the students sacked the air force ROTC ar- mory buildings, burning HOTC uniforms and papers. The uni- versity has students. An effigy of Nixon was burned at Union College in Schenec- tady, N.Y., and students marched to a local General Mo- tors Co. plant to denounce it as part of the "war machine." WASHINGTON (AP) Re- sponding to demands from the Senate foreign relations com- mittee, President Nixon has agreed to sit down with four congressional committees Tues- day to discuss the use of United States ground troops in Cam- bodia. The first such face-to-face dia- logue in 51 years was set up Friday when the foreign rela- tions committee, miffed because it hadn't been consulted in ad- vance, voted unanimously to de- mand an audience with the president. Ronald L. Ziegler, White House press secretary, said Nixon heard of the vote through U.S. Explains Military Move To Premier Nol Mail Backlog Mounting VANCOUVER (CP) The backlog of undelivered mail mounted Friday in.Vancouver's main post office, hit by a work- ers' slowdown in protest over a continuing contract dispute. By the time night shift work- ers reported to the main post office Friday, more than pieces of undelivered first class mail had piled up. A post office spokesman said this represented less than a third of normal daily volume of some pieces of mail handled by the office. From The United States has assured the Cambodian government that it has no intention of widening the war in Indochina, American embassy sources in Phnom Penh said today. The assurance was given by U.S. Charge d'Affaires Lloyd M. Rives when he met Cambodian Premier Lon Nol shortly after President Nixon announced in a speech Thursday night that he had ordered American and South Vietnamese troops into Cambodia. The sources said Rives ex- plained why Nol was given r no advance warning of the U.S.- South Vietnamese military sweep against Communist sanc- tuaries in Cambodia, and also underlined the U.S intention not to widen the war. Meanwhile, the U.S, com- mand said today America-a soldiers were killed in ground fighting in Cambodia.' They were the first U.S. battle deaths reported in Cambodia, although Americans have been killed in aircraft shot down over Cambo- dian soil. The fatalities were announced as American troops, in a deep thrust into Cambodia, reached the headquarters zone of the su- preme Communist command for South Vietnam. The Americans overran sev- eral North Vietnamese and Viet Cong base camps with little re- sistance and seized tons of rice. But they were still searching for the underground command posts of the Central Office for South Vietnam, which controls all military and political opera- tions against the southern half of South Vietnam. Eight thousand American and South Vietnamese troops moved Friday into the head- quarters zone, located 30 miles inside Cambodia in an area known as the Fish Hook, about 70 miles northwest of Saigon. War Issue Debated By Commons OTTAWA (CP) The Com- mons grappled with the explo- sive issue of American military involvement in Cambodia dur- ing a special debate Friday without reaching any ap- parent consensus. David Lewis, deputy NDP leader, delivered an early blast against the U.S. decision, an- nounced Thursday night, to send military forces into the South- east Asian country to destroy North Vietnamese strongholds. The action was "legally and morally indefensible" and con- stituted a 'grave threat to world peace, said Mr. Lewis. Condemnation of the Ameri- can involvement was presented in much softer tones by Opposi- tion Leader Robert Stanfield. Both called for a special session of the United Nations Security Council to deal with the matter. Workers Parade In Moscow May Day Celebrations Quiet By THE ASSOCIATED PHESS Goose-stepping East German troops in East Berlin and a non-military parade of workers in Moscow highlighted May Day celebrations around the world Friday. About Prague workers and their children were ordered by the Communist party to the fV- Henderson Lake Shoreline One of the City's More Scenic Dumps main Wenceslas Square to hear a speech by Czechoslovak party leader Gustav Husak. But the crowd was estimated at fewer than this number as many Czechoslovaks stayed home in the snow-swept capital. In Warsaw, Polish Communist leader Wladyslaw Gomulka at- tacked the United States' "bru- tal intervention" in Cambodia, causing American diplomats to walk off the reviewing stand. But anti-American invective was muted elsewhere. Soviet party leader Leonid I. Brezhnev, ignoring the U.S. ac- tion in Cambodia, told an ap- plauding crowd in Red Square: "Let May Day serve as a call for peace Brezhnev expressed solidarity "with the heroic patriots of Vietnam" in a speech that oth- erwise barely touched on inter- national issues. Moscow abandoned its tradi- tional show of military might last year. Friday's hours-long parade of floats, marching workers and performing gym- nasts was in keeping with the new style May Day observance. East German troops provided a 20-minute display of Commun- ist arms in East Berlin. West G e r in an Chancellor Willy Brandt, in a May Day ad- dress at Dortmund, promised to work for the normalization of relations between the two states in Germany. Prague's May Day observ- ance, the first held since the massive 19G8 celebration of Czechoslovakia's brief bid for liberalization under former Communist leader Alexander Dubcek, lasted less than an hour. The 1968 observance, a personal tribute to Dubcek by persons before the Soviet invasion of the country, lasted hours. a news account. "The president thought it would be a good Ziegler said. The Senate and House of Rep- resentatives committees deal with foreign relations and mili- tary affairs. Many of their members have expressed oppo- sition to introducing U.S. ground troops in Cambodia, a move Nixon said is designed to clean out North Vietnamese sanctu- aries. Nixon's decision, announced before a nationwide television audience Thursday night, con- tinued to stir up controversy in Congress and across the coun- try. J. W. Fulbright, chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee, said in an Indianap- olis, !nd., speech Friday night the decision "shows a lack' of respect for the Senate's consti- tutional responsibilities in for- eign relations." "The administration has fol- lowed the example of its dis- credited predecessor by suc- cumbing once again to the in- cautious counsels of its gener- the Arkansas Democrat said. HAS LBJ's SUPPORT But Nixon's predecessor, for- mer president Lyndon B. John- son, in his first speech since leaving office more than 15 months ago, told a Chicago au- dience that Nixon deserves the support of all the people who love freedom. "He has he said. Others backing the president's move included Senators Edward J. Gurney (Rep. Milton Young (Hep. N.D.) and John G. .Tower (Rep. Senator Edward M. Kennedy (Dem. in a speech at Boston, called Nixon's action "madness." He said the presi- dent's advisers have faith only "in planes, in guns, in battal- ions and in Senator Edmund S. Musfcie (Dem. Me.) said Nixon should have consulted Congress first. "We have bought the Vietnam- ese five years of time, and I don't think we can afford to buy them any more. I am confident the Vietnamese can fight their own war." The president defended his de- cision during a Friday morning Pentagon appearance, and said: "What really matters is if it turns out all right." Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN pUZZLE of the. day con- fronting Les Coyle when he found his new shoes to be of different sizes cham- ber of commerce officials R. D. (Bob) Gunderson as- suring Ralph Rhea in cham- ber-fashion that the business -slow down was a result of closing the street for water mains repairs Olc Hustad taking and giving comments in a variety of ways as he celebrated his 92nd birthday. Hanoi Given Warning By U.S. WASHINGTON (AP) Def- ence Secretary Melvin R. Laird said today he would recommend resuming bombing of North Vietnam if Hanoi should retal- iate for attacks on Cambodian sanctuaries with a major infil- tration or invasion across the demilitarized zone. "I would so Laird said at a news conference at which military officials briefed reporters on the U.S. and South Vietnamese thrusts into two major North Vietnam- ese and Viet Cong base OTeas. At the same time, Laird said all sanctuaries inside Cambodia along the entire South Vietnamese-Cambodian border be attacked, probably during the coming three or four weeks cf dry weather remaining before the onset of the monsoon season. FACES MURDER CHARGE Green Beret Capt. Jeffrey R. MacDonald charged Friday with murdering his wife and two daughters Feb. 17, is shown as he attended their funerals at Ft. Bragg N. C. on Feb. 21. Captain Cfear In Triple Slaying FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) A captain of the United States Special Forces (Green Berets) who blamed the murder of his pregnant wife and two younger daughters on hippie-like intrud- ers has himself been charged with the crime. Capt. Jeffrey R. MacDonald, 26, of Patchogue, N.Y., a doctor of preventive medicine at Fort Bragg, was formally charged by U.S Army investigators Friday with the premeditated murder of his family. MacDonald earlier had told the investigators that the fatal stabbings occurred when three men and a blonde woman in hippie-type garb entered his home in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 17. He also was stabbed. MacDonald said he heard the woman say, "Acid is groovy, kill the before he passed out under their blows. The army, in a statement, Nasser Repeats Threat By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Nasser of Egypt has blamed the United States for Israel's action over the last 20 years, claimed that the pur- pose of Soviet aid to Egypt is to repel Israeli and re- peated his threat to bomb Is- raeli civilian population centres. In an emotional May Day speech Friday, Nasser said the United States stands'to sacrifice its influence in tne Middle East for decades or even centuries unless it persuades Israel to re- linquish Arab territory it has held since the 1967 war. But the Egyptian president told a working class crowd in a Cairo suburb that the U.S. is not likely to exert such an influence on Israel because, he said, President Nixon's policy is to ensure Israeli superiority and "impede any move by Egypt" to regain its occupied territory. Nasser denied U.S. and Israeli reports that Soviet pilots are flying operational missions in- side Egypt, calling such claims "Israeli propaganda." said murder cnarges against lu'm would be referred to an in- vestigating officer who would review the evidence to deter- mine whether a court martial was warranted. An army spokesman said the procedure was comparable to a preliminary hearing in civilian courts. He said the investigating officer would decide on a rec- ommendation and forward his decision to MacDonald's com- .jnanders, who have the final au- thority to convene a court mar- tial. The doctor called a telephone operator the night of the killings and asked that police and an ambulance be sent to his on- base apartment. Military police- men found the bodies of Colette MacDonald, 26, and those of the couple's two children, Kimber- ley, 6, and Kristen Jean, 2. The officers said they saw the word "Pig" written in blood on the headboard of the young cou- ple's bed. The two girls were found dead in their separate bedrooms. MacDonald was found on the bedroom floor beside his slain wife. He had stab wounds that included a punctured lung. Black Panthers Rally Marred By Outbreaks NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Demonstrators planned rallies for a second day 'today in sup- port of jailed Black Panthers following a generally-peaceful May Day program marred by sporadic clashes an explo- sion late Friday. A crowd estimated by police at to gathered Fri- day on the New Haven Green, near Yale University and oppos- ite the courthouse which is the site of pre-trial hearings for eight Black Panthers, including national chairman Bobby Seale, in a murder case. They heard speeches by some of the Chicago Seven and Panther leaders, who contended the Panthers could not get a fair trial and should be re- leased. Royal Family En Route Home VANCOUVER (CP) Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and Princess Anne will arrive here Sunday for a brief stopover on their way back to England from a nine-week South Pacific tour. The members of t he Royal Family will be here one hour while their jet is refuelled. They will be met by Premier W. A. C. Bennett, Lieutenant- Governor John Nicholson and their wives. 'Are you a Black ;