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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 26, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta rutidqy, May 26, 1970 THE LETHRKIDGE HERALD 17 HAPPINESS IS A BEER KEG As in human relationships, it helps if polar bears of 'different sex have something .in common. Top, Snowball, an American female polar bear lolls in pool at New York's Central Park Zoo with empty beer keg. Bottom, Scandy, male Swedish polar bear, takes his turn reloxing. Zoo officials hope Scandy and Snow- ball, who met for first timji recently, will b -eed cubs in captivity. They're off to a good ______________ Two-Month Jail Ordeal Written for THE CANADIAN PRESS By RUSS MILLS The Oshawa Times AJAX, Out. (CP) On the second night of an Easter vaca- tion to visit a friend in Houston, Texas, 18-year-old Wendy Reid, a Grade 13 student at Ajax High School, was awakened when eight Houston police officers burst into her bedroom with drawn guns. _ She and. Gayle Bennett, 19, also of Ajax, were ordered out of bed and searched. Police found marijuana, LSD and am- phetamines in the next room oc- cupied by a Houston girl, Drew Hamilton. This was the beginning of a two-month ordeal for Wendy during which she was indicted by a grand jury for possession of drugs. Last Tuesday when she appeared before Houston Judge Miron Love, he ordered that the charges be dropped and she be released from Harris j County jail where she had been held since March 20, She flew home Wednesday. "We were treated very well in said Wendy. "I think we were treated better because we were Canadians. We were taken before a judge the morning after we were arrested, but some other people were in jail for a long time before they got to see a judge." Wendy said Houston police were "violent and threatening." She said on the night of her arrest police waited in the apartment with the two girls until Miss Hamilton arrived home with her boy friend. When the boy friend tried to run away, several police officers fired their guns at him but missed. Bail was set at but no bondsman could be found who WENDY REID would put up the money be- cause the girls were Canadians and it was feared they would leave the country. Miss Hamil- ton was released on bond. The families of the two Cana- dian girls were notified Marc 27, one week after the arrest b Miss Hamilton's lawyer. On April 27 the girls were m tified they had been indicted b a grand jury on drug charges and the trial date had been se for Sept. 8. Wendy said those who sisted in having the charges dropped included Norman Cafik, Liberal Commons mem her for Ontario, who worke< through Hie department of ternal affairs. The Ajax mayof and police chief wrote letters tt the Houston district attorne saying the girls were of gooc character and had no crimina records in Canada, The Salvation .Army in Hous ton co-ordinated efforts and kept the parents of the girls in formed. Judge Love ordered Tuesda the charges be dropped for lac of evidence. "There is something wron with the law when everybody in a house can be arrested becaus one person there has says Wendy. SUPREME'S CINDY WEDS SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Cindy B i r d s o n, 25-year-ol( member of the Supremes sing irg group, was married here to Charles Hewlett of Tulsa Okla.- a dental supply firm ex ecutive. Hewlett also is 25. ATTENTION! Community Summer Program REGISTRATIONS Memorial Centre PHONE 328-8021 Nixon Policy Dissenters Can, Quit WASHINGTON (Reuters) The White House said Monday that any administration officials who oppose President Nixon's Indochina policy can resign if they want to. "It is up to the individual to determine in good conscience Whether he can remain and carry on his normal presidential spokesman Ronald L. Ziegler said. The White House set out its position Hollowing tha policy break last week by U.S. Educa- tion Commissioner James E. Allen, who said: "I find it very difficult to understand the ra- tionalize of going into Cambodia and continuing the war in Viet- nam." Begler said Allen has not sub- mitted his resignation and the White House has no intention of asking him to do so. However, there have been re- ports since Allen's remarks Thursday that he will step down shortly. MERCURY SOARS The highest temperature ever recorded in the United States was at Death Valley in Califor- nia on July 10, 1913, when the mercury soared to 134 degrees. Neivs Analysis Racial Hatred Flares In War Zone By J. T. WOLKERSTORFER SAIGON (AP) As South Vi- etnamese forces occupy more and more of southeast Cam- bodia, the centuries-old racial hatred 'between the Khmers of Cambodia and the Annamites and Tonkinese of Vietnam has become more and more appar- ent. Vietnamese forces have rolled west along Highway 1 in the Parrot's Beak to Neak Luong. They have sailed up the Mekong to Phnom Penh and Kompong Cham. They have driven west irom the Mekong Delta to Takoe, and along the Gulf of Siam to Tuk Meas, Kompong Trach, Kep and Kampot. The South Vietnamese are ap- parently preparing for a long stay. "We can go farther into Cam- said President Nguyen Van Thieu May 11, "and there is no deadline for getting out." The next day Vice-president Nguyen Cao Ky said Saigon's, forces can stay in Cambodia "many even without U.S. logistic support. Ky said he thought South Vietnam could keep men in Cambodia. LUMPED TOGETHER All of this makes the Cambo- dians nervous. They hate and Fear the Viet Cong because they are Vietnamese, not because they are Communists. They hate and fear the South Viet- namese army for the same rea- son. It was this deep racial hostil- ity that led to the massacre of thousands of Vietnamese in Cambodia in March and April. More than refugees from Cambodia have been ac- cepted by South Vietnam so far, and that total may double. But Vietnamese probably will be .left in Cambodia. The South Vietnamese government says it has negotiated safe- guards for their lives and prop- erty, but it is doubtful that the safeguards will work. Despite many commanders' conscientious efforts to avoid in- flicting civilian casualties or damaging Cambodian property, considerable damage has been done. The average South Viet- namese soldier feels little of no affection either for Cambodian civilians or for the Cambodian army. "I'm afraid that in the long run, this invasion is going to cause more hostility than ever between the Cambodians and said one American. "Prasaut was almost completely destroyed, and there are almost no civilians left in towns like Kompong Trabck and Neak Luong." He could have said the same of Kompong Trach, Tuk Meas, Kep and Tonle Bet. DISLIKE RUNS DEEP Co-operation between Cambo- dian and South Vietnamese troops appears superficial. One top South Vietnamese general has several times expressed lu's contempt for Cambodian sol- diers, the Cambodian govern- ment and Cambodians in gen- eral. The hostility the Cambodians feel toward the Vietnamese in- North and South Vietnamese is evident in many ways. The Cambodian commander at Neak Luong refused to shake hands with a Vietnamese. Cambodian high school stu- dents in Phnom Penh killed a South Vietnamese sailor two weeks ago and beat up two other Vietnamese. Posters have appeared in Phnom Penh calling on the United States to withdraw the South Vietnamese Army. A Cambodian military spokes- man told reporters. "Cambodians would prefer to die than stay under the rule of the Vietnamese. They have been our enemies for centuries. will never be dominated by tha Vietnamese. That is why tho population is rising against them." Plant Closes For 2 Weeks MONTREAL (CP) -Cana- dian General Electric Co. Ltd. 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