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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE UTHBRIDGE HERAID Monday, May 25, 1970 Viet Cong South Bases Bombed By U.S. Planes SAIGON (AP) While thou- sands of U.S. and South Viet- namese troops hunted for more Communist troops and supplies in Cambodia today, U.S. B-52 bombers attacked a new North Vietnamese buildup in South Vietnam's northernmost prov- inces. About 60 of the big Stratofor- tresses dropped nearly Ions of bombs on North Viet- namese base camps, bunkers and staging areas along the de- militarized zone and, more than 11 miles to the south, below Da Nang. South Vietnamese troops on a sweep just south of the DM2 caught up with a North Viet- namese force in one area where the B-52s hit. Backed by artillery and fighter-bomber strikes, the Smith Vietnamese reported 45 North Vietnamese soldiers killed and 17 weapons captured, lliey said four government troops were killed. Informed sources said North Vietnamese troops were moling across the DMZ and through Laos to take up positions in the rolling hills. Three American soldiers were killed and 31 wounded in rocket and mortar attacks Sunday. The U.S. command reported that American battlefield deaths In 25 days of operations in Cam- bodia has passed the 200 mark, and the U.S. and South Viet- namese commands said about North Vietnamese and Viet Cong have been killed. U.S. casualties in all Cambo- dian operations are 201 killed and 736 wounded, said a U.S. communique. In Cambodia Sunday night, North Vietnamese troops at- tacked U.S. air cavalrymen Heart Attack Kails Pianist NEW YORK (AP) Cliff Jackson, jazz pianist during the 1940s, died early Sunday of a heart attack. He was 67. A con- temporary critic called Jackson "one of the most brilliant of American stirde pianists." about 100 miles north of Saigon, killing five Americans in 20 minutes. A South Vietnamese force sweeping through the Chup rubber plantation near Kompong Cham reported killing 128 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong and capturing 50 others In its three-day drive. South Viet- namese losses were put at seven killed. A South Vietnamese spokes man said the Saigon troops to taken control of the plantation th3 biggest in Indochina, am were two to three miles to east and southeast of Kompong Cham. Tire South Vietnamese force is driving northward just west o Tonle Bet in pursuit of element of the Viet Cong's 272nd regi ment. Revised Purpose Of If MCA Adopted OTTAWA (CP) The under 30s set injected notes of genera tion debate into the weekend an nual meeting of the YMCA na n'onal council in discussion about the Y's purpose and lead ership. Almost 300 delegates repre- senting 125 YMCAs and com- bine YM-YWCAs adopted a re- vised statement of purpose Fri- day night that deletes a refer- ence to members sharing "a common loya-lty to Jesus Christ." Saturday, for the first time participants could remember, a vote by ballot was forced in electing members of the execu- tive board of the council and members of the council itself. While top officers of the coun- cil and its executive national ward were acclaimed unchal- lenged as usual, the original of- ficial slates of nominees for ad- ditional board positions and council memberships were con- tested. Three of seven late nominees national board seats were Wolfe, 21, of To- ronto, editor of the controversial newspaper Y Action; Witt Allen, 32, of Yarmouth, N.S., for mer Y worker in Vietnam and critic of "Canada's heavy in- volvement with the U.S. and Tim Plumptre, 26, execu- ive assistant to federal Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pepin. FARMERS MERCHANTS TRUST LETHBRIDGE 309 7th Street S. Phone 328-5548 Branchst al Calgary, Red Dier, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lothbrldgs, Hat, Montreal Member of Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation They replaced three of the original 12 nominees for the 1! elective board positions. The 1 original nominees for 11 eounci memberships-at-large were elected, three late nominees being defeated. PRESIDENT ACCLAIMED Acclaimed national presiden we? Holbrook R. Davis, 48, .0 Montreal, chief employee rela tions officer of Alcan Alumin ium Ltd. and management chairman of Montreal's Down town Y. He replaces John J. Carson o Ottawa, chairman of the federa public service commission, who becomes chairman of a new na- tional committee on leadership development. Maurice Strong, president of the Canadian International De- velopment Agency, federal for- eign-aid body, heads a new committee on government rela- tions. Neils F. Petersen, Toronto businessman and former YMCA national treasurer, becomes chairman of the council's na- tional board. The statement of purpose adopted Friday night is a slight- ly-modified version of one pro- posed two years ago in Toronto, It reads: 'The Young Men's Christian Association is a worldwide fel- lowship dedicated to the growth of persons in spirit, mind and body, and in a sense of respon- sibility to each other and to the human community." The former version, based on the so-called Cleveland state- ment of 40 years ago, read: "The YMCA is a worldwide fellowship united by a common loyalty to Jesus Christ for the purpose of building Christian personalities and a Christian so- ciety." An amendment from Winni- peg delegates to insert the words "motivated by Christian ideals" into the new statement was rejected on the grounds it was redundant. Speakers argued that the Y was not limited by its origins and statement of purpose. They cited as evidentce the act that the YMCA in Mpncton, and Central Y in Winnipeg ch have Jewish presidents, while the host president of Otta- va's new YM-YWCA, Henry )avis, is a Roman Catholic. Eskimo Hunger Report Denied PAUSE IN THE ARCTIC The SS Manhattan, icebreaking tanker, stops in the snow-covered ice near Pond Inlet on Canada's Baffin Island. Eskimos from the near- by village visited the ship by snowmobile ta tell carved soapstone souvenirs to the crewmen and to challenge the crew members to snowmobile races. The Eskimos won. Government Labor Official Join Towboat Strike Talks VANCOUVER (CP) Labor Minster Bryce Mackasey's top troubleshooter was to arrive here today in an attempt to bring both sides together in the towboat strike which is slowly crippling the forest industry in British Columbia. The Ottawa announcement that William Kelly, director of conciliation and arbitration, was entering the dispute that jegan three weeks ago came as the B.C. Towboat Owners' Association accused the Cana- dian Merchant Service Guild of "a dilerate attempt to create and fill unnecessary jobs" on west coast tugs. The charge refers to Manning issues in the strike which start- ed May 3 when engineers and officers walked off the Mats. Safety was another key ssue, but the owners said this aspect has been resolved. In a prepared statement, J. H. Gardiner, president of. the owners" association, said the d is demanding six men in every continuously operat- ed boat while the department of transport has indineated its new regulations will require 'our. "We stand on the principle ol all the men necessary, but no unnecessary he said "And WE consider the guild's demands to be a deliberate at- tempt to create and fill un necessary jobs." However, he welcomed Mr Kelly's arrival on the scene am said "we are prepared to co- operate to the fullest extent." Mr. Kelly was instrumental in settling the recent dispute with CP rail trainmen which hampered fail services in B.C and was an important factor in resolving the B.C. Telephone Co. strike last year. Both sides in the tugboa dispute have accepted new reg- ulations covering safety ant working procedures, which the owners say will be costly ant may threaten some smaller operators. Mr1. Garuiner said the indus- try is concerned that the costs will damage the industry's abil- ity to compete with foreign operators in the growing busi- ness of long distance ocean hauls. "According to Capt. W. E. Harrison, head of the depart- ment of transport steamship in- Separatist Party MLAs Agree To Recognize Queen QUEBEC (CP) Five 61 ;even Parti Quebecois members elected to the Quebec legisla- ture April 29 will swear alle- giance to the Queen in order to ake their seats in the national assembly when it is convened 'une 9, the party announced member, Charles Sunday. A sixth Tremblay, 42, elected in Mont- eal Ste. Marie, took the oath lay 15. He said later he had ot heard the part involving al- Society Brand's Compatibles Colour co-ordinated for the? correct total look, Society' Brand's sport jackets slacks are perfectly compatible' with each other. Wear them in Spring's newest fabrics and ypu will be perfectly compatible with fashion. The DIFFERENCE Is Fashion! DOWNTOWN on FIFTH STREET SOUTH legiance to the Queen. Guy Joron, PQ representative for Montreal Gouin, will not take ths oath at the request of the party to test Premier Bour- assa's sincerity in promising to modify the oath. Under house rules, members must take the oath before they can sit in the national assembly. But any member not sworn in may still be appointed as a member of a house committee. The Parti Quebecois state- ment said its members weighed the choice of taking the oath or not playing their proper opposi- tion role in the national assem- bly and decided to take the first alternative. "The oath of allegiance to the Queen demanded of national as- sembly members is an interest- ing symbol'of a colonial regime imposed on the Quebecois against their the state- ment said. 307 oth St. S. HALE OPTICAL Gory Martin Dispensing Optician COMPANY ITD 3Z7-7152 spection branch, Canada a! ready has the highest standard of marine safety regulations in the he said. "These new regulations ar substantially more stringent While this may be desireable it is also very expensive. "Costs of new tugs will in crease between 20 and 25 pej cent, even at a modest esti mate. The cost of redesigninL and refitting existing tugs is in estimable." Fear Use Of Nuclear Weapons TORONTO (CP) A law yers' conference last weekend was told the United States is fol lowing a path in Southeast Asia that could culminate soon in the use of tactical nuclear weapons The warning was contained in a memorandum written by Richard J. Barnet, an advisor to the late U.S. President Ken- nedy. Mr. Barnet, now co-director of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington B.C., wrote the memo to several U.S. con- gressmen. It was released here by Peter Weiss, of the Law Centre for Constitutional Rights in New York City, at a conference at- tended mostly by U.S. lawyers to examine the Southeast Asia war. Mr. Barnet, in the memoran- dum, calls on Congress to press President Nixon for a strong denial that the use of nuclear weapons in Southeast Asia is considered. He says the nature of Presi- dent Nixon's "Vietnamization" irogram will soon leave U.S. 'orces vulnerable to a major at- ack once their numbers are re- duced to or less. If such an attack succeeded and the South Vietnamese army was overrun, he argues, the J.S. choices would be either to execute a Dunkirk-like ion, sit idly by in enclaves while the South Vietnamese were slaughtered or suddenly step up the war. The memorandum assumes hat the first two choices would unacceptable to the U.S. and 'under these highly plausible circumstances the pressure would mount to explode a nu- clear weapon as a demonstra- ion of American will." POND INLET, N.W.T. (CP) Northern Development Minis- ter Jean Chretien has been as- sured by his departmental offi- cials that no Eskimos are going hungry in this Baffin Island community. 1 Area administrator John Scul- lion told the minister Saturday he hlad been astounded to hear a shortwave radio report which said the United States super- tanker Manhattan bad dropped off pounds of food to feed hungry Eskimos. The New Democratic Party leader, Tommy Douglas, raised the matter Friday in the Com- mons and said it was a shame passing ships had to do the work of the northern develop- ment department. The report originated from Houston, Texas, home base of the Manhatten, and apparently .was based on a report the ship made to its owners, Humble Oil Ltd., that it had given the com- munity the food. The Manhattan, ready to head for home after two months of ice testing in Baffin Bay, landed fresh vegetables and fruit, along with some canned goods, be- cause there was an over-abun- dance of them and it was feared they would go to waste. The gift to the community of about 450 persons, most of them Eskimo, was viewed by Pond residents as fair exchange. The Eskimos Had presented the Manhattan's crew with freshlyT caught char and some caribou to supplement the ship's provi- sions of frozen meat. Relations between the com- munity and the Manhattan sail- ors have been excellent since the big tanker arrived here about a week ago. The tanker docked .45 miles east of the community and sail- ors were flown in by helicopter. While Pond Inlet lacks the large stores, bars and other pleasan- tries sailors look for on leave, it NOTICE READ THIS AD 30% 2232 1965 PLYMOUTH 6 cyl., aufomotic, 2.door. Reg. low Price loss 30% 412 NOW ONLY 2323A 1967 PONTIAC V8, 4-door, auto., radio, power steering R.g. Low Priw 25% 594 NOW ONIY ON THE SPOT APPRAISAIS AND IAC FINANCING FLEMING MOTORS NEW CAR DISPIAY Cor. UtAvt. ond7th St. i. USED CAR DISPLAYS Cor. 20lh 51. and 3rd Avt. S. Cor. lOlh St. ond 3rd S. PHONE 32M59I____ more than made up for it with t friendly reception. The sailors cleaned out the community's production o f carvings and invited everyoM to visit the Manhattan. About 70 school children and most of the adults travelled by motorized toboggan and other means to where the ship lay at anchor. Scullion said the kids "had a ball" going over the big ship and reported that adults were greatly impressed. Tories Plan To Offer Alternatives OTTAWA (CP) A federal caucus of Progressive Conserv- atives decided on the weekend to begin emphasising the posi- tive in the Commons rather than just picking boles in gov- ernment policy. George Hees Ed- one of the par- ty's more vociferous spokesman in the House, said Sunday PC members will concentrate on offering alternatives. Focus of the Saturday and Sunday meetings, attended by 45 MPs, researchers and mem- bers of Opposition Leader Rob- ert Stanfield's staff, was how to make the parly's parliamentary performance more effective. Mr. Hees said the party is in its "preparatory" stage, after having successfully recovered from its 1968 general election defeat. By the fall if would advance into its third stage, one of ac- tion, in preparation of the next general election. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 68 ABOVE ZEKO AT .100N SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET 8.23 Lethliridge...... 67 42 Waterton (Approx.) 69 40 Pincher Creek 63 40 40 44 35 Medicine Hat Edmonton Calgary 67 65 Cranbrook.......72 45 Victoria......... 70 48 Penticton....... 76 47 56 45 54 51 32 36 ,38 60 57 70 33 1.81 Prince George Kamloops 81 Vancouver 66 Saskatoon Regina..... Winnipeg Thunder Bay...... 50 40 .23 SYNOPSIS Patchy cloud will cover the forecast district today. How- ever, with the approach of an upper disturbance cloud amounts in all regions will gradually increase throughout the day on Tuesday with show- er activity and intermittent light ram expected in all but southern regions. Cooler temperatures will ac- company this sytem. FORECAST Lethbridge, Medicine Sunny with cloudy periods to- day and Tuesday with In- creasing cloudiness Tuesday evening. Not quite to warm Tuesday. Winds light today becoming W20 and gusty Tuesday. Low high Leth- bridge 40 70, Medicine Hat 40-75. Columbia, sunny today, becoming cloudy with a few showers after mid- night. Sunny Tuesday morning. A little cooler. Light winds. Low tonight and high Tuesday' at Cranbrook 40-68. Castlegar 42-75. GRAIN HANDLING CENTER FOR FEEDERS! BEHLEN Farm and Ranch ELEVATOR 15' deep 22' wide x 31' tall Overhead Bins and I FuH Length Bui BucketEIevator Leg with Bushel Capacity GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways In the Leth- ridge district are bare and in ood driving condition. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway. Calgary to Banff is mostly bare and in good con- ition. Banff to Revelstoke is are and in good condition. lotroists are advised to patch for fallen rock. The 3anff-Radium and Banff-Jasper ighways are bare and in good ondition. Creston Salmo highway Is are and in good condition. Mo- dsts are asked to watch for Snow tira.1 or chains no longer required when travelling in any mountain area. There is a 75 per cent restric- tion on the following highways: Highway 3 P'incastle Medi- cine Hat; Highway 5 Ma- grath to Cardston; Highway 61 from the junction of Highway 4 to Foremost and ono mile south of Foremost to Manyber- ries; Highway 62 Magralh to Del Bonita. Effective 7 a.m. April 29 there was a 73 per cent loading restriction im- posed, on Highway 23 from the junction ot Highway 3 to alien rock, deer end caribou. I Barons. PORTS OK ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutlj, 4 hours; Carway 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain effective lay 18 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Roose- ille, B.C. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill- lykerts 8 a.m. to midnight; Logan Pass, closed. ;