Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thunday, May a, 1972 THE IETHBRIDOE HERAID 31 THIRST FOR FREEDOM South Vietnamese soldier who fled GMang Tri when city was ordered abandoned this week, drinks from canteen as he rests on roadway north of Hue. Left are vehicles of armored unit which also withdrew from North Vietnamese siege. Like many soldiers who escaped this trooper was without weapon and shoes. MONTREAL (CP) Ship- ping authorities are gearing for a busy spring and summer sea- son as the prospect of water- front labor peace and improved economic conditions brighten the outlook at ports from coast to coast. In Montreal, a formal agree- ment between the Maritime Employers' Association and the International Longshoremen's Association covering long- shoremen at St. Lawrence Riv- er ports has sparked optim- ism among port officials. "Productivity has been the only problem in said Nick Beshwaty, port manager. "This new contract should solve that problem and give us. at least three years of labor peace on the waterfront." Mr. Beshwaty is confident a record winter season was at- tained, surpassing last year's total cargo shipped during the winter months by "about 10 per cent." In 1971, 24.3-million tons of cargo were shipped through Montreal, a 5.2-per-cent de- crease, but Mr. Beshwaty ex- peels this trend to be reversed this year. "We know of two new lines bringing general cargo to Mon- treal this year. These commit- ments and other factors place us in a position to predict a favorable year." HAS NEW FACILITY The port will be operating four container terminals and one roll-on, roll-off terminal. A second roll-on, roll-off facility will he completed next winter, Mr. Beshwaty said. 135 women attend smorgasbord COALDALE (HNS) The recent smorgasbord staged by the Coaldalc Kinetic Club was a success. About 135 women attended. Mrs. Ed (Jeanne) Owen was chairman. There were 22 different and interesting meat and casserole dishes and a variety of salads, INSURANCE LIABILITY 9 BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGEilCiES LTD. ESTABLISHED 1911 Lower Floor 517 4lh Ave. i. Phone 327-1541 potatoes, pickles and other foods. Mrs. Edward (Marilyn) Richards, Kinetic p r e s ident, was MC for the event. Guest singers were Marvel, DeLynn and Roberta Harrison accompanied by their mother, Mrs. Robert (Lorene) Harri- son. Winner of the hand-made quilt was Mrs. Ira Holtman of Coaldale. ADVICE FOR THE AGED BANGKOK (AP) A Thai great-grandfather who claims lo be 137 years old, gives this ad- vice: "Be cheerful, don't get tired of things in life, especially girls." He says his oldest child is 87 and he has 59 grandchil- dren and 47 great-grandchil- dren. He spends most of his time babysitting. BYE BYE BJRD1E Presented by tho LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday May 16, 17, 18, 19 YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE Tuesday is Students' Night al 7 p.m. per person Wednesday, Thursday, Friday eit p.m. per person Tickers ar Leister's or at tho LCI A new oil dock, to be com- pleted this year, should bring an additional one-million tons of cargo lo the port, and the roll-on, roll-off facility should add another tons of car- go. The roll-on, roll-off terminal accommodates vessels that open from the stern, allowing cargo to be wheeled on and off the ship. St. Lawrence Seaway offi- cials arc expecting increased grain shipments, a sizeable jump in container traffic and probable peace on the labor front to produce another busy season, the seaway's 13th year of operation. A record 52.9-million tons of cargo m o v e d through the Montreal Lake Ontario section of the seaway in 1971, a 3.5- per-cent increase over 1970. GRAIN TOPS LIST Twenty-million tons of grain lopped lire list of types of cargo shipped through the system last year. Iron and steel shipments increased by almost 50 per cent over 1970. up to 5.G5 million tons, while general cargo shipments increased almost 30 per cent to tons. Total cargo tonnage for the seaway system, including the Canadian Welland Canal, was 70.8 million tons in 1971, han- dled by vessels transits. Seaway traffic in 1971 was di- vided between 51.5-million tons of domestic Canadian and Am- erican traffic and 19.3-million Inns of foreign traffic. National Harbors Board fig- ures show ports under its jur- isdiction handled a record 93.7- tons of cargo last year, a per-cent increase over 1970. Vancouver, which operates year round, recorded total ton- nage of last year, up a whopping 29.9 per cent from 1970. Grain and coal were the big shipping commodities, each accounting for more than 7.5- million tons. MOST CLASSES DOWN' Porl officials said bulk com- modities lolalled ?20.6 million in 11171 but with ihe exception of lumber Ihcrc were declines in all categories in the first quar- ter Ihis year. Main reason was railway problems, and it show- ed in sharp decreases in grain tonnage, Victoria's total tonnage was down slightly to in 1971. lint 83 ships had entered Ihe harbor in Ihe first quarter this year compared with last year, indicating prospects for a good year. In Saint John, N.R., Gordon Mouland, National Harbors Hoard port manager, said the porl's 1972 summer season de- pends on pulp and paper mar- kols. In Churchill, Man., A. M. Wokcs, port manager, said the porl has already been corn- milled lo shipping 27-million bushels of grain during Ihe sea- sou- Ghana students return to help country CAMERON DUODO London Observer Service ACCRA Students of tho University of Ghana, who have been regarded by the rest o( the people as a pampered lot, lave been volunteering to cut sugar cane on government- owned plantations. They come back to their halls of residence to burn their aca- demic gowns as "relics of im- perialism." Chiefs, who for ages consti- tuted the most reactionary ele- ment in Ghanaian society, hav- ing collaborated with colonial district commissioners to sell lands held in trust for the peo- as a whole to capitalists from abroad while putting ob- stacles in the way of local would be farmers, are now freely offering land to assist the government's "Operation Feed Yourself Campaign." Ghanaian military officers, who were once regarded as an exclusive elite on whom much money was spent with no ap- parent return to the public- save for the occasional an- nouncement of a change of gov- ernment on the radio in the early ho'irs of the morning- are now helping to revive Gha- na's economy by working as full time managing directors of the industries grouped under the State sector of the economy. Governments have a 1 w a y s started well in Ghana, and therefore the above catalogue, not uncomplimentary when viewed against the performance of Ghana's three other gov- ernments since independence in 1957, must be savoured with a pinch of salt. But the spirit be- hind the actions of Colonel Ig- natius Kuti Acheampong's na- tional Redemption Council in the "One Hundred Days" it has been in power (it overthrew Prime Minister Busia's! rnme mmisier uusia s Progress Party government in a bloodless coup d'etat on Jan. 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