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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY 65-70. No. 127 The LetWnridge Herald IETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, MAY PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS FOUR SECTIONS 52 PAGES Soviet battleships veer from mined SAVED FROM MINE Ron Flory, left, of Smelterville, Idaho, embraces his wife after he walked out of Sunshine silver mine at Kellogg, Idaho, last nighl with partner Tom Wilkinson, riahl. miners back hell KELLOGG, Idaho (Router) Two miners came back Tuesday night from the week-long hell of the Sunshine silver mine fire after being trapped near the bodies of seven dead comrades. Tom Wilkinson, 29, and Ron Flory, 28, told rescuers who hauled them up in a capsule from a mile down in the mine that they had survived by eating food from the lunch pails of the dead miners. Both appeared in good condition and were able to -walk. Looking dazed as they walked from the blackness of I he mine into applause and a barrage of television lights and camera flashbulbs, they were whisked off to hospital, their wives accompanying them. At least 47 miners have died in the fire, which flashed through the mine May 2. An additional 44 are missing. Dr. Elbert Osborn, director of the federal bureau of mines, who organized the rescue attempt of lower- ing rescuers in a torpedo-like capsule down a narrow ventilation shaft, told reporters; "These men were in good condition. We are hopeful of finding more." Wilkinson walked out of the mine portal first, his knees wobbling, lie was supported by two burly miners. His wife Francis. 27, jumped up and down excitedly in front of Win. hut the miner, blinded by the light, scarcely seemed to see her as he was led to a wait- ing ambulance. The husky Flory also had a dazed expression as he was led from the mine. But. he suddenly recognized his wife, Myrna, 13, and swept her into his arms. Breeding made By JEFF CARIiUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA a black-as-night calf born in Hull late last week, is the only calf in Canada per- haps in the world, that can rightly claim to have two mothers. Nine month.; ago, Ihe embryo that is now "Tulips" was Mii-fkr.lly removed from one Holstcin cow and iinpiaulcd in the uterus of another Holstcin, a foster mother. Tulips' birth at the Animal Diseases Research In- stitute marked the first success in Canada of trans- planting fertilized egg between cows. .Seven similar calves are expected to be born dur- ing Ihe next few weeks, all of them, like Tulips, nur- tured through the first nine months of their develop- mcnl by a foster mother. Thr Iprhniqiic promises to be very useful in rattle l-'nr rvmipln, Mrf raHln rniild raised lining rj.-jirv herd foster mothers. By using .1 hormone treatment, n single donor cow nf superior pniclir slock could be. made lo produce. a! ran1 lime, in or mure viable, ferlilircd eggs. The "ggs cmilil then develop into calves with Ihe aid of foster cows. And the foster mothers would have no effect on Ihe genetic make-up of the raivps. AI IP.T.I Ihrec companies have been formed within the Hirer months in southern Albcrla. lo perfect ;uiil supply lhr cgi; transplant technique to beef brood- ing, .icrnrdini! In a federal agriculture department offi- cial The groups of href breeders and group is in Calgary and another in Cardston, are using Jersey rows as fosler parents for beet cattle production from prime beef stock, Ihe official said. .1. A very, head of the Animal Diseases Research Insliliilc. mili'd in an inlcrvicu' Tuesday that there re- main a nunilKT of major problems in transplanting run in Seen and heard About town I ECEPTION1ST Marian Van Sluys' compliment, about good looks matched with ability earning joking remarks from r.porgc Ward Steve Dnhetz telling Phil Blakclcy, that he was going to town for the mom- ing and being informed that he needed a haircut .Ald- erman .Vaughan Ilcmbroff threatening to start smoking again to "dilute" the smell emanating from a local ren- dering plant. Martial law ordered in South BULLETIN' SAIGON (Reuter) Presi- dent Nguyen Van Thicu de- clared a slate of martial law throughout South Vietnam to take effect at midnight tonight, the presidential palace an- nounced today. The announcement was read over Saigon radio but gave no details as to what measures would be included under the state of martial law. Thieu had demanded he be given special powers by parlia- ment to deal with the Commun- ist offensive in South Vietnam. WASHINGTON (AP) There Is some sign Soviet ships head- ing for North Vietnam have changed direction since Presi- dent Nixon ordered North Viet- namese harbors sealed off by mines, Defence Secretary Mel- vin Laird said today. At the same time, he said, the U.S. troop withdrawal program will go on at the same time of the new military action in Viet- nam. Laird made a brief reference, In a news conference, to the change of direction when asked about the effects so far of Nix- on's Monday announcement of the mine sowing. He also said there is no evi- dence the Soviets have tried to sweep the mines from the har- bor entrances. In noting "there is some evi- dence of some change of course" by Soviet ships, Laird said there is still a full period of daylight before the mines will be activated. Laird said ships are in the main North Vietnamese harbor of of them Soviet vessels, five belonging to China, four British and the others from various Communist countries. NO RESPONSE YET So far. Laird said, Moscow has not responded officially to troop ceiling by July the schedule set by the president. Laird also criticzed again the Soviet supplying of Hanoi, which he said had made the current invasion of the South possible. Asked what the United States would do if Moscow should react, Laird angwered: "We will take all steps neces- sary to maintain a mining oper- ation." DEEPEST .STRIKES On the war front U.S. planes shot down seven MiGs today while carrying out the deepest and heaviest air strikes inside North Vietnam in more than four years, the U.S. command announced. The downing of seven MiGs in one day is a record for the Vietnam war. The U.S. aircraft attacked both Hanoi and Haiphong, while hitting at widespread areas of North Vietnam, the command said. The aircraft streaked to within 60 miles of the Chinese, border to attack North Viet- nam's northwest rail link'to China. Growing protests meanwhile swirled on U.S. city streets and college campuses as anti-war demonstrators by the thousands denounced President Nixon's decision to mine North Viet- namese harbors. It was the most turbulent out- burst since the 1970 protests over the U.S. invasion of Cam- bodia. Most of the demonstra- tions started peacefully Tues- day or early today but a num- ber ended "with violence and vandalism. x v NORTH VIETNAM CHINA LAOS THAHANO c NORTH PORTS MINED The biggest U.S. air and naval task force ever assembled in Vietnam mined the entrances to Haiphong and four other North Vietnamese ports Tuesday. Hon Gal, Cam Pha, Quang Khe and Dong Hoi were also mined. (AP Wirephoto) Steeply-c Lethbridge entrants anxious SAKNIA, Ont. (CP) Anxi- ety was the prevalent mood today at the Canada-wide stu- dent science fair as about 10 entrants awaited delivery of ex- hibits for judging Thursday. The exhibits were shipped by rail April 26. but lor some unex- plained reason have yet to ar- rive. these kids can't compete, they'll he broken-hearted." said Dr.' Jim Bole of Lethbridge, Alta. Dr. Bole, chapcronc for three exhibitors, said 51.200 has been paid to ship the materials here for the annual fair. The Lethbridge participants are Ruth Wcintraub, Patrick Cisar and Leo Wagcnaar. Other participants awaiting delivery included .lacquio S r h a f f I.V r of Peace County, Alia and .lean Prong nf Fran- don. Man linn offirp manager of CP Hail, said he has been in touch with Toronto which will try lo 'watc. Ihe ship- ments. Recover body from wrecUujic EDMONTON C'PI The body of Michael Domcll. '.M. of Yoliowknifr, N.W.T was re- rovorecl yrslrrday from the wreckage of .1 light aircraft missing since Fch. 12 on a 370- mile flight, from Edmonton to Fort Chipowyan in north- eastern Alberta. The wreckage w n s found after I lie search rrsun'il after being suspended Feb. when a snowfall made it impossible tn spot Ihfl wiiilf. aircraft.. MELVIN LA1M) optimistic Nixon's ordering of the harbor mining and the interdiction of rail, road and water supplies. The defence secretary indi- cated as well the United States will not allow the mines to be removed and will do all possible to keep the harbors closed. Laird also gave a compara- tively optimistic outlook of the war. He said the South Viet- namese are holding fast. Laird also criticized again the States will take "all steps nec- essary" to keep the harbors closed by mines. He denied the closure is a blockade in the international legal sense. But he made it clear the U.S. "will not permit the landing of supplies in North Vietnam." Many of these supplies have been coming from the Soviet Union. Laird generally attempted to give an optimistic outlook on the current situation, which boated up Monday night when Nixon ordered Ihe mining of tin: harbor entrances and the interd- iction of other Soviet and Chinese supply routes to North Vietnam. He said Ihe U.S. troop-with- drawal program will continue as the American military effort at sea and in the air intensifies. The U.S. commander in Viet- nam, Gen. Creighton Ahrams, "will meet or beat the prices OTTAWA (CP) Steeply- climbing food prices continued to push the cost of living up- ward as the consumer price index rose by eight-tenths of a point, to 138.2 in April from 137.4 iii March. In percentage terms, con- sumer prices rose six-tenths of one per cent over the month, Statistics Canada reported today. The increase was about average for April. Prices were 4 5 per cent above a year ear- lier. Ontario tax increases on to- bacco and alcohol and increased Saskatchewan auto licence fees also played a part in the rise. The index is based on 1961 prices equalling 100. That means on the average it would have taken last month to buy what cost in 1961. BIGGEST JUMP IN FOOD Statistics Canada said the main contributor to the April increases was food prices, which were nine-tenths of one per cent, above March and 7.1 per cent above April. 1971. The largest increase in con- sumer-goods categories came in tobacco and alcohol, where prices rose 1.9 per cent over the month. Other increases: Clothing prices, up scven-tenlhs of one per cent; housing, up three- tenths of one per cent; transpor- tation, up two-tenths of one per cent; and health and personal care, up four-tenths of one per cenl. Recreation and reading costs were unchanged on Ihe average and no major categories showed declines. The food index stood at 138.3 in April, compared with 137.1 in March, as meat, eggs and fruit marked the largest gains. Over-all meat, fish and poultry prices rose eight-tenths of one per cent, led by a 1.3-per-cent increase in chicken prices over the month. For (lie year, they were up 12 per cent. Egg prices jumped 11.7 per cent from March to April but were only four per cent above their level of a year earlier. Fruit prices rose 6.7 per cent in the month and were more than 14 per cent above last year's prices. The only major part of the food index to record a decline was vegetables, which de- creased in price by 2.7 per cent over the month. In past years they have increased in April. 'My feet are killing 13 die in rains SANTIAGO (Reiner) At least 13 persons died in gales and heavy rains which have lashed central and southern Chile for the last three days, police said here. Most of the victims were swept away by flooded rivers as they tried to salvage property or save cat- tle cut off by rising waters. Friendship centre gets help CALGARY (CP) The fi- nance committee recommended Tuesday that city council make a grant of to the Calgary Friendship Centre to keep the operation open for another two months. The centre, which provides counselling, educational, recre- ational and social help to In- dians and Metis, had requested The grant, if approved, will assist Ihe centre until August when provincial and federal aid along with a united appeal grant will be available. Sam Blakely, city social ser- vice director, told the commit- tee the centre's biggest prob- lem has been a continual turn- over of executive staff and a lack of financial management. But. he said, his department feels it is providing a neces- sary function and should get some cily support. Quebec (CP) Walkouts by provincial labor unions contin- ued today in a mounting protest against "l2-monlh prison sen- tences given three Quebec labor federation presidents. About construction workers were called off (lie job for "an indefinite period" to protest both the jail terms and what their unions called "inade- quate conditions" but many re- ported to work at major build- ing sites in Montreal. At two Montreal-area hospi- I 1 s, non-medical employees who walked off the job Tuesday stayed off today. Provincial operations of the CBC. English and French were affected by a 24-hour walkout which began at midnight Tues- day. Spokesmen for Ihe Na- tional Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians said the walkout was part of a continuing dispute with the cor- poration, but they cited the im- prisonment of the three labor leaders as an additional factor. Hydro-Quebec employees were asked to join the sympa- thy walkouts by their union leaders, but reported to work m usual today. UNION SUED Several unions joined a pro- test demonstration Tuesday and at least one was immedi- ately slapped with a back-to- work injunction and a lawsuit tor damages. Comment from labor officials was virtually unanimous in criticizing the Quebec govern- ment and Donald MacDonald, president of the Canadian Labor Congress, called the sentences "vindictive and pu- nitive." Marcel Pcpin, Louis Laberge and Yvon Charbonneau were sentenced for advising defiance of injunctions ordering _ main- tenance of essential services in hospitals during an 11-day walkout last month of public service employees. The three head respectively the 250.000 member Confeder- ation of National Trade Unions, the member Quebec Federation of Labor and the 60.000 member Quebec Teach- ers Corp. Crucial debate in Bonn house BONN (Af'i The deeply split West Gorman parliament opened today its delude on rat- ifying Chancellor Willy Brandt's East West treaties, nflcr a procedural lest vote that failed In clarify his chances lor .success. The lasl-muiiilc collapse of ,1 compromise between B r a u d I. and Opposition Leader Rninrr Barzcl lo save the Irealies mean that powerful Christian Democrat opposition members apparently would Iry lo block ratification of Ihr Irealies with Moscow and Warsaw. On the (ale of Ihe treaties hangs the timelablo for wider TCasl-Wcsl moves In cafe trn- fion. II could affect Ihe atmos- phere for President Nixon's Moscow trip, and the political future of Brandt. The Bundestag narrowly re- jected an opposition motion lo postpone final debate on the, treaties with a ricatlockcd vole of 251) to 23S. This meant lhat all Sift mem- bprs of the Lower house voted, including 22 West Bcrlincrs who vole only on procedural mat- ters. After announcing Ihe dead- lock. President Kai- Uwc von llasspl called for Ihr lower house lo immediately up the treaties. It. was impossible, lo loll who voted how on the. opposition mo- tion to postpone the debate. Hut it was believed that 10 of (he 22 West lirrliners arc pro- opposition. If so. Rarzcl's Chris- tian Democrats would have a full voting total, an absolute, majority, leaving Brandt will! 747--two loss than he needs lo carry the treaties and overcome, upper house objections. The B u n d r s r a I, or upper house, is controlled by the Christian Democrats and will have final say on a treaties voto outcome. Before Iho debate, Baivcl and another Christian DemoeratU! leader. Richard Stuecklcn, worn reported to havn met wilb Sovio! ambassador In Bonn, Vclontin Fnlin. AI the core of the situation was Soviet accpclance of a joint government resolution that would lip accepted by Parlia- ment along with the Irealies. In Ihe last two weeks, Ihe Bundestag has been split vir- tually down the middle with neither the government coali- tion nor the opposition showing enough voles lo carry an issue. This led lo the unprecedented opposilion government meet- ings that wore aimed at estab- lishing common ground for rat- Ihr treaties which ack- kiiowledgc German losses in the. last war and which take into account present frontiers. TORONTO No. "127 gol a standing ovation when i! spewed iis load into Toronto's Conim i s s i o n ers Street incinerator Tuesday. Lugging a 1.300 pound load of rotting refuse, the garbage truck was Ihe first to report at Ihe end of the 30 day strike by 4.000 outside workers. 'An estimated 150.000 tons of garbage are piled throughout Ihe Metro area, the ?oo has trail to wall dung, Ihe golf courses have no curl of rough and the parks' tree plaining schedule has been scrubbed but city officials are hoping that several weeks of work will got the city near normal Earlier Tuesday, members of Local 43 of Ihe Canadian Union of Public Employees ra- tified a strike settlement by a narrow 1.114 to vole. The settlement gives Ihe workers an eight per crnt pay boost Ibis year and leaves the raise up to an arbitrator. The initial increase will raise the labor rate, which ap- plies to gnrlKRC collectors lo for a 40 hour week, or a year. Metropolitan Toronto Chair- man Albert Campbell said lhat with fringes worth about SJ.OOO, Ihe men at Ihe labor rale will have a lolal packaga ot nioro than year. ;