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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta CLOUDY FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY NEAR 55. 125 e Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, MAY 8, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS FOUR SECTION'S 44 PAGES ROUNDING UP DRAFT DODGERS While (he North Vietnamese offensive pushes on, life continues in Saigon. South Vietnamese military police round up draft dodgers and deserters in Lam Son Square in Saigon during fhe weekend. (AP Wirephoto) Leislature sesson grinds 011 -No CMC! in sight Herald EDMONTON II 's the 45th day of pitting for Al- berta's first, Progressive Conservative legislature with no end in sight. Government house leader Lou Hyndman says ask the opposition how long Hie spring session will last, they're the ones who can hold tliinys up. Veteran Social Credit MLA Gordon Taylor predicts the session will recess the first Friday in June. Chilly weatlicr here, however, isn't assisting an early adjournment. Mr. Hyndman notes whimsically, "recent history shows that when the sun shines brightly and the birds sing and the soil warms up, an increase can be seen in thn pace of the assembly and the conduct of busi- M'ilh the addition nf nil rnyalty hearings Jalr.r (.his mnnl.h, Ibe SFVSMOH is likely to exceed the 12 week avj rrngt' ovpr Mir past few years. Gru.em.vald agitates An increase in MLA salaries and expenses is on the horizon with extending the session into a fall sit- ting for the first time this year. Dick Grucnwald fSC Lcthbridge West) is ing for an increase in MLA expenses bul. not sal- aries. Frllrw Snr red MLA Wall Buck fwls committee should look into the rnnllcr. Thr House, silting as a committee, has waded through fiscal 1972-73 spending estimates for major de- partments such as agriculture, municipal affairs and health and social development. First up for debate this week is the lands and for-i ests and executive council departments. lo f-omc arc hvo pieces of legislation: the nw Health Act and ihc Surface Land Con- se.rviilion Ad- Time is running out. on Health Minister Neil Craw- ford's predict Jon Mint, the Mental Health Act can clear three readings and be enacted at this spring sitting. Lighthouse legislation The Menlnl lle.iltli Act is lighthouse legislation in Hie new Rovrrnmenl's live priority prop-am human rights, mental health, Ilio aged and the handicapped and FHfnciiltiirc The Jlenlal Health Act is aimed lo decentralize Iho l.'MRrr iii.sliliilions in favor of communily-h.iM'd facilities, upgrade slatl qualificalions and offer aid lo volunteer fironps working with the mentally ill. Environment Minister Bill Yurko's new Conserva- tion Arl brm.; unilcr ono nnlhniily I lie and ri-Moriilion of land aflcr in- fin.1 li ial (Jfvf'lnpmonl. I'.xpcclcd to affect the performance of pipeline, highway and mining development, it is nwailfd with trepidation by some companies. Mr. Vurlio. however, has assured during dehale in the lli.n.-c tlial the new acl lake rraliMic .wnimi nl nriimmiics in industry. Penitentiary prisoner joins walk KINGSTON, Out. (CP) A prisoner walked out of MilUiavcn penitentiary Sat- urday, kept going for miles and retunied lo prison carrying pledges worth ?400. Tlie guards never hatted an eye. He was a long-term pris- oner who was permitted to join Kingston's Miles for Millions walk. There were 5.000 partici- pants in the Kingston march. Apollo blast injures 46 workers SAX DIEGO, Calif. (Renter) Forty-six persons were in hospital today alter an explo- sion in pumping equipment re- moving poisonous fuel from Casper, the Apollo 16 space- craft. All 4G u-ere reported in satis- factory condition but a spokes- man for the National Acronaut- cis and Space Administrator! said they be kept in hos- pital 24 hours as a precaution. A space agency official said they were treated for possible inhalation of nitrogen lelraox- idc, used nil h hydrogen I o power the spacecraft's thrusler The spokesman said uns unlikely Ibe 4li persons would suffer any ill effects because Ibe gas is toxic only if inhaled in large quantities. BLAST IIUHLS PARTS The blast in a hangar Sunday at North Island naval air station m San Diego, burled parts of llm pumping mechanism hundreds of feet. The Apollo 16 rpaeceraft, which splashed dmn) in the April ?7 after going In Ihc1 moon, un- damaged except [or a three-inch gash lo one of its panels. Apollo 1G was the first Apollo spacecraft to return lo earth with surplus fuel on board. Previous aslronauls dumped the fuel as they descended to- the ocean, but I his was blamed for the failure of one ot Apollo 15's parachutes before its splashdown last Auflusl. Line error found KELLOGG, Idaho (Heuler) The number of miners missing in the Sunshine mine disaster rose lo 53 today when the mine company announced there were II more miners down smouldering silver mine than Lhey previously had k-nown ahout. Mine officials in the Idaho community said the confusion was caused by incomplete lists of workers prepared by foremen before Uie day shift last Tues- day was hit by the disas- trous fire. So far undies have been recovered Rescue workers trying to fight through to the missing men they believe are huddled under air vents at Hie mile-deep level were bringing out the bodies of 24 miners that have been in the hot tunnels since the disaster The first indication the com- pany had that its list of missing miners .might not be correct came last Friday when one of the men on t h e missing list walked into the company office lo collect pay. United Eteelworkcrs of Amer- ica officials disclosed Sunday night that there might he a major difference in the couiit and that the total of miners caught in the mine at the time of the fire might rise by as many as 12. TWO TEAMS AT WORK Meanwhile, two rescue teams were at the Sunshine mine, largest and richest silver mine in the country. A sevcn-fool-long yellow capsule was taken into the mine to be lowered down a ventilator shaft to where the trapped miners still may be alive. When the fire, struck, 108 miners managed lo escape from the mine. Of the 35 lisled killed, 18 so far have been identified. Living sUmdard Mould slump lo zero-PM OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudcau said Sunday that if Canada divested itself of all United States investment, "the standard of. living will fall to zero'' within about, two months. Mr. Tnidr.au paid in an inlrr- view on tli? (TV network pro- gram thai, foreign invest- ment find technology have made Canada "one of the most ad- vanced industrial countries in the He admitted (hat there is problem with foreign invest- ment in Cnnada, but "it's not one that can bo solved just by culling ntf Ibe bead of the for- eign investor." ixon meets ai review war cr JOHN TTKNEH happy look From HEUTER-AP WASHINGTON [CP) Presi- dent Nixon mel his top foreign- policy advisers today to review the deteriorating military situa- tion in South Vietnam The National Security Council meeting began at the White House this morning as unoffi- cial reports from Saigon said U.S. planes had bombed mili- tary targets in the Hanoi area of North Vietnam. The defence department had no comment on the reporU. The council consists of key foreign policy advisers in the White House, the Central Intelli- gence Agency and state and de- fence departments. State Secretary William Rog- ers cut short a European tour to he on hand for top level consult- ations on Vietnam. He flew back lo Washington from Bonn Sunday. Later, Wlu'te House spokes- man Gerald Warren said he did not expect any announcement immediately following the meet- ing. news OTTAWA fCP) The good news should outweigh the bad news w hen Finance Minister John Turner brings down his first budget tonight at 6 p.m. 1UDT in the Commons. Mr. Turner relaxed Sunday hy playing tennis and has won the happy look lately of a man who doesn't have a gloomy 1ask coming up. Speculation about the content nf (he budget bar, hern limited but n cul in the corporate fax ralr aimed al siimulcting the economy has been mention- ed as a possible derision by the government. There also is Fpeculation that the budget will contain mea- sures lo promote more domes- tic participation in the eco- UN intervention possible in bloody Irish dispute from AP-REUTER BELFAST (CP) Scattered shootings and bombings erupted llnouglioiit Northern Ireland early today as British aulhori- lies were reported considering pnssihle I'nilofl Nations inter- venlion if Ulsler'.s niajorily J' r o t c s I ,1 n I s take up arms opainsl. fhe Roman Catholic mi- nority. Sesn and heard About town CTEAK-chomping Don Davis relrpnled to chicken roup while wailinc for a new set of Icolli rallirr C.illis danc- ing an old-fashioned Scottish Keel only to discover it was a Croatian Kcio Faye .Tsrhriltrr seen taking niarsli- mallows instead of the usual popcorn to the stock car races. British officials now fear it will lake only one bloody out- rage by the Catholic-based Irish Republican Army to spark off the threatened Protestant offen- sive and civil war. The Asso- ciated Press reported. The AP quoted a well-placed source as saying British offi- cials believe Ihat if Ulster's ona million Protestants went gun- ning for the Catholics, Prime Minister Jack Lynch of the Re- public of Ireland would call for (lie United Nations to step in. In the past Britain has re- jected any UN involvement in Northern Ireland on the grounds that the troubles here are n do- mestic mailer. The AP said a clear inference exisLs thai Uiis velo policy may change. Dnl (he British feeling is that intervention could be avoided if Ljncli eels lough Ihe IRA guerrillas operat- ing from the republic. They hope he'll do so once Wednes- day's referendum on the repub- lic's bid lo join Ihe European Common Market is out, of tho serious about discussing peace NEW DELHI ('AP) Tho handling of a border clash in Kashmir this weekend provided clear evidence, that Ibe Indian and Pakistani governments aro serious about discussing peaee. "We, agreed on Iho hotline not lo aggravate this one press n high-ranking Indian armv officer Fiii.l Sinvlny. "U's out anionn ourselves, without in- volving outsiders.IF A seldom-used direct tele- phono link hetween headquar- lers of Ibe, opposing armies was put into operation Saturday ;ifler puhlie and cuiin- nve.r nrtillni'v anrJ in- fantry clashes in the contested region on Friday. Tho resiill was a quick soften- ing of belligerent public slale- nu'iils and a ceasefire :ifi hours Iho fighiing brgnn. In years, a of sueh magnilucle likely have had serious repercussions. But "it bolts like they're playing it down as ,n minor loral skir- ITO dinloniat. i-.iijl "''T ,1 CASrALTlKS SMCllKT Neil her government has an- nouneod o a s u a 11 y figures. Sources in UK> Indian dofcncn ministry said il was agreed Ihat (lisclusini: number cf killnl and Mounded mfliimn naiioual i Tho restraint on all sides is an appamil alirmpt nol lo jcojt- the peace talks hi'hvoen Prime Mmislcr Indira Gandhi rind Hluillc Ihat art: plrnnied for lale this month or onrly June, Indian soureos Kay Mrs. (iandhi is prepared to nflor n pi'.'ice setllonionl. giving Parisian lillo lo Ibo nearly -in prr rent Kashmir il controls in r> fi-r nf ll-r r.i'J1 ;'iu In li'i1 re -L cf Iliii As p.'si t ot I he1 flo.il, Indin return 'he Pakistanis who surren- (lored after the Divrmlior war, and sources say Mrs. Can- til >i In hi'v es she Presidi'in Mujibur Halinirjii itl Ixi accept Hiis. Queher parly collects S632.01M) MONTREAL (CP) The Parli Quebecois collected fiitfl during a recent fund-rais- ing campaign, more than dou- bie Ibe c'ampaipn objective, party leader Rene Lcvcsqne announced hoi'L1. "This proves that il is possi- ble for a political party in Que- bec lo finance itself." Mr. Lev- csquc said at n news confer- ence following ;i parly rally of mere than lii.OOO people. Marrol Leger. inomhrr of llm fnr l.nfun- Irinr nnd rl Ihr r.mi- paign, sr.irl conlnlnilors tlonakxl nn nvcrapc of No private, eompany cnntrl- hulod money oil her dircclly or indirectly. 'I no objective nf Ihe oam- lifiign. Operalion was This left open the possibility Nixon himself might make a lel- evision broadcast later to ex- plain his moves In Vietnam. But it also Jiirlicated that there may be no announcement at all of new decisions or ac- tions, allowing them to speak for themselves as they become apparent in the battle zone, ob- servers said. There was no official indica- tion of hellicr the president had already made his decision, or whether he was still consi- dering a set of options designed to blunt the North Vietnamese offensive and begin meaningful Vielnum. paace talks. The options range from a naval blockade of Haiphong Harbor lo renewed bombing ol military largcls in the Hanoi and Haiphong areas to possible dispatch of U.S. marines now on navy ships in the China Sea to protect U.S. installations and troops in the beleaguered Hue region. Renter correspondent Michael Prentice reported it was also considered possible by obscrv- ncmy as a follow-up to (he for- eign ownership policy an- nounced last week. There also could be minor personal income tax cuts to put some voter appeal in what is regarded as a pre-election budget. It will be Ihe first budget for Ai r. Turner who succeeded E J. Benson in the finance portfolio when Prime Minister Tnidcau shuffled hia cabinet in January. Mr. Benson look nvcr Hie defence portfolio in Ibe tlmffle. A federal election is widely expected sometime this year although the government's mandate does not expire until next June. PRESIDENT NIXON on the spot ers that Nixon could approve a ]uncling by U.S. marines in the southernmost part of North Vietnam to attack the base camps and supply depots being used as a springboard for North Vietnam's offensive in the south, Some obseners suggested a swift and brief landing by mar- ines in North Vietnam was the most, effective way to bring rapid relief to bard-pressed South Vietnamese forces strug- gling to repel the North Viet- namese assault. EXPLORE ORIGIN The Eenalc foreign relations committee reaches back Ihrouph two decades of history in bearing? this week exploring Ihe origin of U.S. involvement In Vietnam. Chairman J. J. Fulbright an- nounced the bearings today, after the committee made pub- lic a staff report assessing the current prospects for peace as bleak. SAIGON fAPI US. planes returned to Hie Hanoi area today for the lime in three- weeks and bombed fuel and sup- ply depch find olher military targets the edges of the North Vintnamcpe capital, relia- ble American so'iirco-s reported. The U.S. Navy planes from carriers in the Tonkin Gulf shot Fi-vera! .North Vietnamese MiG in'crcepiors. Hit? sources said. Sources said ih? first raids on the Hanoi area since April IB wcvt- ordered by President Nixon. The United Styles is waning a concerted around llic clock air campa'pi inside (he southern panhandle of North Vietnam aimed at choking off war mate- rials headed across the demili- tarized zone, senior U.S. mili- tary sources On the batllefronls In South Vietnam, North Vietnamese troops poured hundreds of shells into bases in the central high- lands, and fieblinR erupted anew for control of Highway 14 between Plciku and KouLum. The northernmost defence line 20 miles north of Hue continued to hold. One senior U.S. officer said the North Vietnamese were making "dcsjici suicidal'1 attempts (o move forward. TRUCKS HIT The officer said thai moro (ban 200 North Vietnamese- (rucks had hern i noekrd nut and several thousand cubic feet of supplies awaiting shipment soul li ward had destroyed ;ilonp Highways One and 137 in (lie southern panhandle of North Vietnam during Ihe last few days. He reported thai American planes have knocked out, all bridges along Highway One in the 30 miles hciwcen i'ne north- ern defence line and the demili- tarized zone. The North Vietnamese foreign ministry said U.S. planes bombed six North Vietnamese provinces Sunday, coming within nO miles of Hanoi and Haiphong and causing extensive civilian casualties nnd damage, Meanwhile. Senators MikR Mansfield and Send havn returned fo from a three-week (rip to mainland China. Neither vioiilfl discuss details of the vif.il pending a meeting today or Tuesday Presi- dent Nixon. But Mansfield did say he was encouraged by what he beard riurinp eight hours of mccfmgs ho and Scolt had will Premier Chou En-lai. seen in gar TORONTO (CP) The first break appeared today in Toron- to's 29-day garbage strike as ne- gotiators for the striking onlside workers agreed lo take a new provincial settlement for- mula back lo the membership for ratification. However, Stan Little, national president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, empha- sized in an interview today that, his bargaining team was not ac- cepting the formula nn bchnlf of membership. It was up lo Ibe 3.800 workers whether In lake Ihe lasl-minulo agreement hammered on! Sun- day night as Labor Minisicr Fcrnaiiil (luindon entered Ihc talks with Ihc threnl of compul- sory