Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
EUNNV FRIDAY 40. LXV No. 122 Vietnam war i powderkeg By CY FOX Canadian Press Staff Writer With the South Vietnamese army in a state of dis- array and United Stales President Nixon's policy of VieLnamization in deep trouble, the chronic crisis of Tndocluna has again become the most pressing issue of international politics. For the moment at least, large scale questions like tlic dangerous rivalry between Ilussia and China have been recent disclosures that the Sov- vrcls arc mainl.iining hundreds of thousands of their troops in regions close lo Mao Tse Tung's empire. In similar fashion, the long-term consequences nf Nixon's February trip to Peking are no longer mailers of pressing public inlerest in the U.S. and elsewhere. Instead, all attention seems concentrated on the ap- parent triumph of the legendary Gen. Giap's North Vietnamese forces along several key fronts in South Vietnam and on the perennially-sterile peace-making efforts centres in Paris, Much depends too on whether Nixon is influenced in his military decision by the forthcoming meetings between himself and Soviet leaders in Moscow. Moscow factor Some observers suggest, llial, until the Moscow sum- mit has been held, the president might be inclined to maintain a relatively moderate approach lo the Viet- nam situation. There is no certainly, however, about what he might do alter the meeting, confronted as he will be will the Vietnam battlefield realities on the one hand And Ihe gathering momentum of (lie U.S. election on the other. Ironically, one hopes for a degree of agreement in Ihe current impasse may lie in the very victories be- ing scored by the North Vietnamese troops. Prior lo the latest battle violence, say commenta- tors in Paris. Hanoi had rejected American proposals for the establishment of a ceasefire along the lines of the battle positions as they exisled in 1971. At that time, the main Communist military units vcre slill confined to areas ousicle Saigon-controlled territory. Bui the Communists have achieved major gains deep in South Vietnam and the attitude of (ha jN'orlh Vietnamese towards the 1971 American idea lor H ceasefire may have changed as a result. Lending some encouragement to this interpretation was lliu fact that prominent Hanoi spokesman Le Due Tho, on his arrival in Paris to join other Communist negotialors there, did not mention a seven-point peace plan previously insisted on by representatives of tlie Viet Cong. Bui within the Communist camp a debate may still be going on about pressing its current military advant- age to the maximum, vilh Ihe possibility on achieving decisive results in the short term. Certainly the disorderly retreat of many Soultl Vietnamese soldiers encourages this way of thinking in Hanoi, great though Hie risks arc that e Communist thrust for all-out victory might produce a vast Am- erican counter-stroke and, consequently, renewed threats to global peace. AJI alternative lactic for Hanoi and its guerrilla allies at Ihis stage would be to play the situation in cautious fashion and agree lo a more modest settle- ment now as the prelude to a gradual achievement later on of the total victory constantly called for the Com- munists. lases. mure MIAMI. Via. (An _ Outbreaks ot murder may he touched off by the moon tugging on "biological tides" inside tlie human a team of psychiatric research- ers has found. Dr. Arnold Lichor, a senior resident in psychiatry at Ihc University of .Miami's medical school, said a two-year sludy had established a "scientifically-sound relnlionship" between phases ;i chart of ocean lidos. I'sing computer programs, l.icbcr and Dr. Carolyn Sliorin of the University of Miami, analysed nearly I.Wfl murders I bat occurred between 1056 and 1370. The. dale revealed thai (lie enmity's murder rate lo rise about 5-1 hours More Ihe full moon, reached a peak a I full mrion, then dropped hack before climbing again (o a secondary peak al the new moon. While Ihc effect nf Ihc moon's gravitational pull on humans is small. Liebor said il may lie enough to touch off emotional inMahiliiy hi rases. This in- stability is roflLTlcd in Ihe murder rate, which he terms reliable measure of ils effect on Ibc general popula- tion l.iohcr said the makeup of the body itself helped linn turn lo Ihc coiicrpi nf "biological tides" lo explain ihr phenomenon. The hnus is ;i microcosm comprising ihr same rlciunil.s and in similar propnr- lions as the earth's surface -apprnximnlely no per cenl w.ilor and 20 per cent minerals." he said. "I fed that eventually we are going lo show that any niTanism, human or animal, is an inlcgral part of Ihc universe and responds to changes like variations in Iho sol.ir oydo and (lie luiiiir oycli1." When Ihe moon and sun are in proper posilion lo CM'i'l their grealesi force on Ihe carlli, l.ielior added. UIITC seems lo lie even a more marked mrrrnsr m "mililcM nn'l hirarrn" violent crinm. Lrtlibtukje Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, MAY, 4, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 30 CENTS IIIKEE SECTIONS 3G PAGES Vietnam peace off indef i ni CAMERA SHY of four hijackers raises his hand toward photographer in the Sofia, Bulgaria, airporl Wednesday. Four Turks, armed with pistols and hand grenades, hijacked a Turkish DC9 jetliner from Ankara to Sofia. Today they abandoned their threat 1o blow up the plane and some 50 passengers unless the Turkish government met their conditions, (AP Wiropholo) Good news and bad news about Alberta iveather BIGHORN RESERVE fCPl There's some good news and some bad news Ibis year from Indian weather forecaster Isaac Beaver. The good news: "Once it gets hot, it's going lo be really hoi." The bad news- Alberta will get some cyclones and plenty of rain this summer. Mr. Beaver, 51. Slony Indian, has been making weather predictions since his father, Chief Walking Eagle, died four years ago. He refused to explain the basis of his predictions. Formal caution PARIS (AP) The United States and South Vietnam indef- initely suspended the Vietnam peace conference today. U.S. delegation chief William Porter told reporters that South Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Dang Lam, speaking for the southern allied side, "did not agree to set a date for the next meeting." Porter said the decision was made because of "a lack of progress in every available channel" of the peace talks. Porter said that the decision not lo set a date for a new meeting was not altogether a result of today's session at which he said the Communist side "refused to answer any of our questions." His reference lo lack of progress in every availa- ble channel was taken to mean that secret talks have also been going on. NO CONFIRMATION The possibility of secret talks arose when Hanoi politburo member Le Due Tho arrived in Paris last Sunday. Although it has been suspected that secret talks between Tho and possibly Henry K i s s i n g e r. President Hicharri Nixon's national secu- rity adviser, might have been held, there has been no official confij-mation. North Vietnamese Ambassa- dor Xuan Thuy called Ihe U.S.- South Vietnamese suspension of the talks a "new act of sabo- tage." He said the United Stales bad refused to answer questions be had pul lo Porter asking when the U.S. would put an end to the bombings, its program of ''Vietnamizing" the war and "respond seriously" lo the Viet Cong's seven-point peace plan. The stage was set for today's suspension last Thursday when Porter called on the north Viet- namese to discuss "as a first item of business" measures lo end Ihe North Vietnamese inva- sion of the South. Thuy ignored Porter's de- mand, saying talks of such an invasion was "sheer fabrica- tion." Meanwhile major fighting tapered off sharply today as the North Vietnamese offensive began its sixth week, but U.S. bombers kept up heavy raids over both North and South Viet- nam. "This Is the quietest day since the offensive said one officer. Mormanli, said it was possi- ble the North Vietnamese were resting, regrouping and resup- plying in preparation for new assaults. Captain in MASSENA, N.Y. fCP) The captain of the gasoline tanker Venus was killed and four sea- men injured, one seriously, when two explosions shook the empty ship while she lay at an- chor in heavy fog in the SI. Lawrence River six miles up- stream from here early today. The caplain was identified aa Charles Stanley 53, of Cleve- land. Most seriously hurt was Edwin S. Mark, 33. whose hometown was unavailable. The other injured seamen were Ken Callahan, 27. Chicago, hands and facial burns; Edward Kuhn, 41. Milwaukee, leg injury, Emery Dugan, 46, Worcester, Mass injuries not specified. Tliey were brought lo hospital here by tug and a doctor gave them emergency treatment ou arrival. IDAHO SILVER MINE DISASTER SITE Search is pressed for trapped men Seen and heard About town Ixilhbridge Commu- nity College directors David Clarke and Barrel Jlaisey taking spins around the campus on their pedal bikes Snzanna Konrart waiting patiently until she is IS so she can compete for the Alberta Honey Queen title Don Livingstone holding hands with Sister Anne Marie at a recent board meeting. Uo Champion of traditions., -_. WASHINGTON (CP) The U.S. treasury department issued a formal caution today thai il expects "normal trade pal- terns" will not be distorted by Canada's negotiations with for Farmers' Day no holiday in Lelhbridge EDMONTON (CPi Tho provincial cabinet today de- clared .lime 9 .I? Farmers' n .srhool holiday in rural Alberta. The holiday does not apply to school districts in Edmon- ton, Reel Uccr. Lcth- biidge or Medicine Hal. 'Shool on spot' onlcr fjivcn SAIGON (Af'i President. Neiiyon Van Thieu today or- 'In prl police in Swilh Violnam's cilie-s and towns lo "shnol nn Hip spot" nmone engaping in Icrrnrism or public disturb- ances. eign investors under proposed new Canadian legislation to screen business takeovers. The brief anonymous state- ment distributed by the treas- ury press office said the U.S. government "appreciates the le- gitimate interest of the Cana- dian government in the activi- ties of all industries, foreign and domestic, in Canada. "At [he same time, we would liope anfl expect thai any Cana- dian ncgolialions with foreign iiueslors would not. produce re- sults which would h.-ivc Ihe ef- fect of distorting normal trade patterns." ft was Ihc first substantial of- ficial comment from U.S. gov- ernment sources since Revenue Minister Gray labled his report and proposed legislation in Ihe Commons Tuesday. Most government depart- mcuts here had declined any of- ficial comment, earlier, although numerous officials discussed tlie legislation on a personal nr un- nllribulctl basis Diefs argument backfires OTTAWA (CP) Former prime minister John Diefen- baker, Canada's most vocal defender ot traditions and (lie RCMP, Wednesday appeared to be caught between the two. What he wanted to know in the Commons was why the coat of arms had been re- in o v e d from government cheques. Was (his another ex- ample of Ibc downgrading and chiselling away o[ our tradi- tions'.' Supply Minister ,Iamcs Richardson replied that the cheques had been "modern- ized" several months ago with the new symbol of (he Maple Leaf Flag. Mr. Diefenhnkcr was on his feel in a flash. Why then, he asked, wore the new cheques acconipanicd by .in explana- tion that the changes were in- Irodured lo prevent fraudu- lent uses. Amid loud kiighter the minister (old Mr. Diefenbaker that this had been done at the request of the RCMP. KELLOGG, Idaho (AP) Rescue teams struggled nearly a mile underground today trying to reach 58 miners still unheard from three days after smoke began swirling through the Sunshine mine. Mine officials held out hope they would find survivors be- cause air being forced into the shafts apparently was being consumed below through an air pipe system. Twenty-four persons were known to have died in the murky, hot nuheshafts of the richest and deepest silver pro- ducer in the United Slates. Rescue workers sought to reach the mine's No. 10 hoist, a vertical elevator shaft Ihey hoped would give them access In the level where the missing miners were believed to be, Sunshine officials said. Access to No. 10 could allow rescuers "to explore the lower portions of the mine where we hope that our remaining crews are still awaiting said Marvin Chase, vice-president of Sunshine's western operations and general manager of the mine. The director of the U.S. bu- reau of mines, Elburt F. Os- born, said at the scene that safety infractions found during mine Inspections in 1970 and 1971 had been corrected as o( last January and there was no reason lo believe they were con- nected with the fire. The New York Times said In a slory from ils Washington bu- reau that reports lo the bureau of mines showed that the mine had repeatedly failed to meet lime limits tor correcting safety hazards. The pipe for Ihe air system that mine officials hoped the trapped men we 12 using runs through the nine shaft at chest level. Miners earn' tube- like wrenches that enable them to lap into the line and breath out air. Chase said Ihe air lines ap- parently were being lapped and "the hesl indicalion Ihe men are still alive is the large amount of air being sent down there." A mine spokesman said, how- ever, that carbon monoxide the fire general cd would be so con- centrated (hat a man could be killed if he took his mouth from the tube. New HCMP highway device nubs you coining or going JOHN' EDMOXTO.V CCP1 highway patrols in Alberta Ihis monlli begin using a specd- calculaling device which con nab speeders (roin a moving patrol car. The new system, called vas- car for visual average speed computer and recorder, is an electronic device that enables nn officer (o check a car's speed coming and going, behind or ahead of the police vehicle. An Edmonton RCMP spokes- man said (.he new system is a vast improvement over Ine old radar method which in mosl rases, required two cars. Also, "rndar piles ivere quickly delected hy motorists nnd then lost, (heir value." The. new equipment. Irss ex- pensive than standard radar, operates on Hie principle of speed equalling flisLaiico di- vrderl hy time. An officer can measure the lime it lakes a ve- hicle fo a certain dis- tance and from the measure- ments, tlie device automatical- ly compule.s the average speed. The system has been used ex- tensively throughout I lie I'nited Stales and in Nova Scotia. Ottawa in flap over Kootenay rail hassle 'Excuse mn sir! Somoona loioitjn i to sea you.1' Uy '.'ACL JACKSON Ik-raid Oll.-nvji HUJTMU 01TAWA Federal govern- ment politicians, lawyers and top civil servants have, hccn Ilirown into a stale of bewilder- ment hy the Supreme Court of ''anadn's decision lhal l.lie C.L- nnclian Transport Comnii.ssion frrod in rejecting Ihc Koolonny Klk Railway's hid lo movn into (lie rich rail mnrkol in southeastern British Columbia. T r a n s n o r I. Minister Don .Inmieson has admitted in the I Ion.se of Commons I hat, Mr. Justice Itonnld Marl land's wril- len decision is n complex docu- ment, lie says lie has already had professional bin con- flicting assessments nf what il. And it is known that Canadian Transport Commission officials themselves are by wliai to do next and how lo Interpret Hie document. One IhhiR sure, comments Tiiade. earlier Mils week hy Root- may find Klfc's counsel Jack Alley thai the Supreme Court's decision luis given the railway (hi! "green lighl'1 lo gn abend wilh its plans are not being lakcn as gospel by Ottawa. "That, comment would seem to be a vast over-simplification of (he said one Ot- tawa official clo-scly connected wilh Ihe aflair." 1 do know that and olhrr experts are closely .studying the ease lo iry find roach some firm conclu- sion, nut n quick fl hardly possible." Only nne thing appears cer- tain at the momc.nl. Thai is that while Kootenay and Elk can Iniild as much line as it likes in liril.isb Columbia, unlil Ihc CTC has considered the Supreme. Coilrl's deri.siuil ftlid Uio railway's lonpslandinq appeal nut one ounce of coal, never mind 5.7 million Ions a year foi- ls years, will move across the northern U.S. route to Hoberls Koolenay and Elk had applied lo I lie CTC with an applic.il inn involving conslrucliun of an flfl- mile rail link from Line Creek, 1H'. KniMille West. 11 C. mi the II.S, (writer. 'tin1 line would link up with tracks owned by Burlington NorUieni Inc., n U S. line and would have provided an alternative and competitive rail line for transporting coal from southeastern B.C. to Roberts Bank for export to Japan. CP Hail vigorously fought the application, saying that lo transport Ihc coal through the I' S. rather than Ihrough Can- adn would mean a loss o[ up to million in wages nnd revenues lo Canada nver Ihe 13 year pcriixl Put K" o o f e n a y and Klk claimed lhat if Ihe application was rejected, the coal might nol he mined. This could mean a loss ol sran million for Canadian coalfields. Much o[ Ihc argument in tlie original hearing eonlrod on .1 controversial half-Inch gap luccn the Konlenny and and Burlingion lines al the in- ternational boundary. II was s u g g e s I e d thai because the lines, while meeting, do not ac- tually join, a federal charter was unnecessary. In (lie CTC decision, Ihc com- mission said Hie Hallway Act prohibits ;i common carrier from interchanging traffic wilh a compi.ny i> .n cnm- inun t arntv. is n I'liijiiiiin TI' KiKiion.iy and Uik is Koolenny and Kik and Bur- lington Northern originally ap- pealed In the commission in XdvrmbtT, lor permission lo build Ihr line winch would h.r.p crossed ihr ('I1 Knil lino north ol NaUl, B C.