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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE HIRAID Saturday, May 12, 1973 Govt. to assist farmers in armyworms battle EDMONTON (CP) province is prepared The to sub- stantially assist farmers in the control of Bertha armyworms on rapeseed tions 'should crops if become infesta- serious enough to pose a threat, Agri- culture Jlinister Dr. Hugh Homer said today. Dr. Homer, in a news rc- fease, said that after looking into the relationship of costs and returns for rapeseed, he was aware that such pests could cause heavy damage in some areas of the province. If this should be the case, the government is fully prepared to underwrite a substantial por- tion of any necessary pesticide- treatment he said. The agriculture department already has established a ser- vice to predict the likely sev- erity of various insect pest in- festations throughout the prov- ince. This will allow fanners to take action before the situa- tion has a chance to cut cf hand. COLLEGE MALL CAFETERIA We sell FUN end LIVE, HONKY TONK MUSIC Open Tues. and Wed. 6 p.m. and SINGALONGS to 12 Midnight Thurs., Fri., and Sat. LICENSED Thurs., Fri. and Sat. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Playgoers of Lethbridge GOLDEN JUBILEE FESTIVAL Yates Memorial Centre MAY 21st TO 26th MOM. AND TUES., MAY 21st AND 22nd The Jolliffe Academy Presents The Comedy Ballet "PINEAPPLE POLL" Directed by Muriel Jolliffe Plus the Playgoers presentation of the Hilarious Farce "BLACK COMEDY" Directed by Dick Mel Is Wed., May 23rd p.m. Kate Andrews High School, Coaldale, Presents a Festival of COMEDY DRAMA and MELODRAMA Directed by Frank Faatherstone Thursday, May 24th p.m. "50 YEARS OF MUSICAL MEMORIES" Featuring the Big Band directed by Nick Kucheran Saturday, May 26th a.m. A Special Youth Theatre Production of Free Theatre for Children Directed by Joan Waterfield Friday and Saturday, May 25th, 26th p.m. The Playgoers Present a Musical Entertainment "OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR" Directed by Dick Mells Tickets On Sals At LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Summer program N-tests causing world reverberations By DAVID LAWDAY PARIS (Reuter) House- wives en South Sea coral reefs have begun stockpiling toad, lawyers are girding for World Court action and cabinet minis- ters have announced themselves ready for martyrdom. All share the same pre- occupation: France's nuclear bomb tests. France's insistence on going ahead with its early summer test program has caused rever- berations around the world. At the heart of the inter- national row is a tiny, palm- fringed South Sea island atoll called Mururoa. It is there that France has tested its nuclear bombs since 1966, suspending them from bal- loon-like contraptions above the dear lagoons. Eager to perfect the arsenal for its independent nuclear strike force, France plans to cany out a final series of atmospheric tests, including a massive H-bomb explosion, before taking the whole test program underground. CAUSE FALLOUT France is the only nuclear power aside from China still testing above-ground ex- type which fills the atmosphere with radioactive fallout. The U.S. has carried out 188 explosions in the atmosphere and Russia 142. So the French ask: Why should we be forced to cut off our tests after only two dozen blasts when the giant powers tested to the full? Now that the partial test-ban treaty has taken solid root- France has refused to sign the world does not sympathize with the French viewpoint. The mounting international campaign against the French tests is led by countries in the Pacific area which feel most imperilled. In a last-ditch effort to make the French change their minds, Australian and New Zealand government ministers followed each other to Paris last month to confront President Pompidou and his cabinet. Australian Attorney-General Lionel Murphy was not received by Pompidou but Murphy saw Minister Michel Jobert and Defence Minister Robert Galley, and made some start ling new claims about the dan- gers faced by the Australian people. He showed the French minis- ters an Australian Academy of Science study suggesting that the nuclear tests could cause cancer and serious genetic harm, if not death. APPEALS FAIL Bui the French were not moved.'Nor were they moved by Hugh Watt, New Zealand deputy prime minister, who at least managed to express his concern to Pompidou person- ally. "I deeply regret the Pompidou is understood to have told Watt, "but they are an in- dispensable factor in France's contribution to the global bal- ance of power." Another French official said: must ensure an ade- quate national defence in the nuclear age. And that, we in- tend to do." The world response to the un- yielding French position has grown with the same mush- rooming intensity as a nuclear explosion. Australia and New Zealand have begun implementing their tlireat to take the dispute to the world Court at The Hague to obtain an injunction halting the tests. The International Con- federation of Free Trade Un- ions, with has 52 million mem- bers around the world, has threatened global strike action against French goods, shipping, airlines and industries. PHILIP PROTESTS Despite unavailing efforts by Australia and New Zealand to enlist British government sup- port for their campaign against France, they received vocal support from Buckingham Pal- ace. Prince Philip said at an Aus- tralian press conference: "If I thought it might prevent the nu- clear tests, I would march down the Champs Elysees with a ban- ner." In the South Pacific, French authorities are trying to reas- sure housewives in the French territory of New Caledonia that they need have no fear of any serious food shortages. The women have started a rush on food stores to stock up for fear that Australia and New Zealand, the islands biggest food suppliers, will halt deliv- eries in protest. Three "peace boats" have set sail from New Zealand for the test zone. They aim to cast an- chor near Mururoa atoll and challenge the French military to push the nuclear button. Duncan Kirk, New Zealand prime ministter ,is considering sending a navy frigate into the area with a cabinet Minster aboard. Reports suggest there is no shortage of ministerial volunteers. An Australian clergyman has also talked of going. As the time nears for the first policy of secrecy has kept all guessing on the exact pace of pro- t e s t demonstrations and marches has quickened in Eu- rope. RUPTURE POSSIBLE Talk of diplomatic rupture is increasing. Peru and Australia are among Pacific powers now raising the possibility of cutting ties with Paris. France seems bewildered by the upsurge of animosity. The government has turned inward on the issue, sensing that a to- tal news blackout will at least save it some of the problems that would inevitably be stirred by announcing the planned ex- plosions in advance. Foreign Legionnaires are working on a new site for far less hazardous underground tests at Eiao Island, in the Pa- cific Marquesa group, about 000 miles north east of Tahiti, French Polynesia. France's nuclear venture re- sults mainly from Gen. Charles de Gaulle's vision of this coun- try as an independent power, beholden to no one and able to defend its own world interests from a position of the most obvious bomb possessing strength. Nothing would deter de Gaulle from developing a nu- clear force de frappe. Republicans are worried By BRUCE LEVETT WASHINGTON (CP) The question of what the Watergate, Usberg and Vesco scandals and rumors of scandals have done to the Republican party may have been east In a million "und-raising project that cleared a mere President Nixon's ringing pro- nouncement at the party's 000-a-plate dinner that "we stand here as winners and we will win does not seem to be borne out by the gate receipts. The average taken from, these annual dinners has been million. The best year, 1969, This time, the optimistic pre- dinner estimate of million was scaled down to million ong before the soup course and he actual take was closer to After the bills" are paid, the net is expected to be about This is no grass-roots in- dication of presidential popu- larity. More significantly, it's a gesture of lack of the most faithful of party supporters. W. Clement Stone, wealthy Chicago insurance executive, bought worth of tickets as an indication of his support. But there were other in- dications. FAITHFUL WITHDRAW Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona, long one of Nixon's stoutest supporters, did not at- tend. He sent back his ticket and said he would attend no more such functions until the Watergate mess had been cleared away. And Goldwater's stance was emulated quietly be- hind-the-scenes by big-money contributions. There were reports that the dinner use a s h o w-business 'pa- pered the giving away 500 tickets they could not sell. Indications are that the Re- publicans are worried about the 1974 congressional elections when all 435 House seats and fewer than half the 100 Senate seats will be contested. The Republican party is start- ing from a minority position with 42 of the Senate seats and 192 of the House seats. Also, it will be bucking the pattern which shows the president's party generally loses ground in an off-year election. GRUDGES LINGER Analysts in Washington point to indications of disenchantment between party and president that predate Watergate. There was internal party dis- may when Nixon went his own way, setting up the Committee to re-elect the President, in- stead of pulling with the team on a "vote Republican" theme. Some party stalwarts felt the president did little to support individual candidates in the las election, concentrating on his personal campaign. There are even those who suggest Nixon's campaign siph oned off too much of the funds that should have been used for the general good of the party. Automakers won't appeal U.S. ruling WASHINGTON (AP) The Big Three automakers said to- day they mil not challenge the relaxed auto emissions stand- ards for 1975 set by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. "We cannot take the risk of any delay in making the neces- s a r y decisions concerning equipment for our 1975 cars ir order to wait for the outcome ol further time-consuming lega said GM Presi- dent Edward N. Cole in a letter to EPA's acting administrator. Henry Ford H" told his com- pany's annual stockholders meeting in Detroit: "We have decided not to seek judicial re- view of the EPA's decision." A Chrysler spokesman said the company had no plans to appeal. Friday was the deadline for seeking legal review of EPA's decision lost month. The EPA had relaxed tlie original 1975 emission standards after General Motors and other U.S. automakers warned of a possible business catastrophe if the were forced to use catalytic converters on autos. Stalin's daughter single again PHOENIX, Ariz. (Reuter) The protege of the late archi- tect Frank Lloyd Wright, Wil- liam Wesley Peters, 60, was granted a divorce here "by default" from Svetlana Stalin Peters, 48, daughter of the late Russian dictator Josef Stalin. The divorce provided that each will keep his or her own prop- erty. Their child, Olga Marge- dant, born May 21, 1971, in San Rafael, Calif., will remain with Svetlana. It was Peter's sec- ond marriage, and Svetlana's third. Indications that soms of these funds went for political espion- age have done nothing to dispel this disappointment. Nixon kin broke Ronald Milhous, a son of President Richard Milhous Nixons' cousin, leaves the U.S. District Court Sacra- mento with one of his youngest after filing for bankrup- tcy. Milhous filed for bankruptcy after a hog farm he and his wife were partners in went out of business. THE UNIVERSITY ORCALGARY SENATE SUBM5SSBONS The Senate of The University of Calgary will hold its regular summer meeting on May 18, 1973. It is the duty of the Senate to inquire into any matter that might tend to enhance the use- fulness of the University. Individuals or groups are invited to make written submissions. These will be studied by ap- propriate Senate committees prior to the meeting. Persons may appear before the Senate in support of their submissions by invitation. Direct all correspondence, not 'cter than May 15 to: R. B. Ranson, Chairman, External Relations Committee, Senate, The University of Calgary, 629 7th Avenue S.W., CALGARY, Alberta. T2P OY9 FROM HAMILTON, ONTARIO "Harmony Road in the IMPERIAL LOUNGE AT THE PARK PLAZA NIGHTLY (except Sunday) til! MAY 19 FEATURING DONNA RAMSEY ARPEGGIO RECORDING ARTIST AND HER HUSBAND LEE ROY ANDERSON RCA RECORDING ARTIST DONNA RAMSEY HAS JUST RETURNED FROM TAPING THE TOMMY HUNTER SHOW AND WILL BE SEEN ON HIS TELEVISION SHOW FRIDAY, MAY 18th. ;