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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta The love story of Clemmie and Winnie The LetHbridqe Herald HIGH FORECAST SUNDAY 40 VOL. LX1V No. 277 "Serums Alberta and Southeastern B.C." LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1971 Price 15 Cents FOUR SECT10NS-8U PAGES By JAMES F. KING LONDON (AP) "And so I married and lived happily ever after." Winston Churchill made this statement in his auto- biography, written as a brash young man long before he sained fame. ''Winnie" and "Cleirjmie" became one of the ten- derest love stories of the 20th century. The influence of "Clemmie" in rallying him from his darkest days was revealed here in letters she wrote to him in 1916 when he was commanding a battalion in France and his political career was at its lowest ebb. The moving letters are quoted in the third volume of Churchill's biography, started by his son Randolph and carried on since Randolph's death by historian Martin Gilbert. Baroness Spencer-Churchill, who was made a me peer in 1965 after her hsuband's death, married Churchill in 1308. He was a rising young politician and she a society beauty, Clementine Hozier. Ousted from cabinet She remained the strong and quiet woman behind her flamboyant husband as tlw letter revealed just as brave and determined as Churchill hiirself m the First World War. Churchill was ousted from the cabi- net after the Darder.ellcs disaster for which he was blamed. "Bitter and the biographers say, he took command of the 6th Battalion Royal Scots Fusil- iers on the western front. "My cwn darling. I long so to be able to comfort vou she wrote in January, "Later on when you ire in danger in the trenches you will be equable and contented, while 1 who am comparatively ii ease will If. in mortal aiwiety. not to brood loo much. 1 would be so un- happy if your naturally open and unsuspicious nature became embittered. "Patience is the grace you need. "If you arc not hilled, as sure as day followed night vou will coma inw your own again. "I 'know you don't fear death. It is 1 who dread that But I am almost glad to be suffering now, be- cause I'm sure that no single soul will be allowed to live through this time without sorrow, so perhaps wha, we arc enduring now will be counted and we shall be spared the great pain of all Headed admiralty She recalled how Churchill took over as first lord of Ore Admiralty early in the war with fire and de- termination. "f remember quile '.veil when we were at the Ad- miralt- during those vi-iderful opening weeks of the war w- were both so happy, you with the success of the naval preparations and with the excitement of swiftly moving events and I with the pride at the glamor sin-rounding you and the navy. I remember feeling guilty and ashamed thai the terrible casualties of those first battles did not sadden me more. I wondered how much longer we should continue to tread on air. "When it K all over we shall be proud that you were a soldier and not a politician for the greater part of the war-soldiers and soldiers' wives seem to me now the only real people." Mrs. Churchill did not hesitate to her hus- band for bus noted temper and snap decisions. Churchill grate I id Hi letters she rebuked his tendency to take provo- cative or unexpected measures without regard to Uie likely reaction of others. Churchill was grateful for her counsel and support. "Von cannot write to me too often or too long, my dearest and he wrote her. "The beauty and .'.Ircnglh of your character and lire sagacity of your Judgment are more realised by me even- day. 1 ought in have followed your counsels in my days of pros- Thc third vf'ume of the biography is dominated by the disastrous Dardanelles campaign, when the Turks bloodily reputed a British landing. Gilbert said Lady Churchill later told him: "The Dardanelles haunted 'him for the rest of his life. When he left the Admirally he thought he was finished 1 thought he would never gel over the Dardanelles. I thought lie would die of grief." Amchitka vote 4 to 3 Green light 5MIIES FOR CAMERA Yugoslav President Tito and Quebec Premier Bourassa smile for cameramen at a at the Quebec national assembly Friday. The Yugoslavian leader ends his Canadian visit Sunday. Entire island will rattle AMCHITKA ISLAND, Alaska (API -The explosion of a nuclear weapon under Amchitka Island today will send the ground above the Tidal wave warning TOKYO (Reuter) The Jap- anese government issued a gen- eral warning against the possi- bility of a tidal wave following the 'U.S. nuclear test explosion in the Aleutian Islands. Floodgate operators along the coast were ordered on special alert, and arrangements made for additional coastal patrols to spot any approaching unusual tide after the explosion. Meanwhile. Japanese opposed to the lest continued to stage demonstrations and cable pro- tests to the U.S. government today. Hundreds of pro Communist demonstrators shouting "G o home'' paraded peacefully past the U.S. Embassy in downtown Tokyo in three separate pro- tests. The Japanese government al- ready has made three official protests to the U.S. in tho last eight days. Seen and heard About town blast lurching up as high as 25 feet. The Atomic Energy Com- mission also says this will happen: In the 52-foot-wide chamber at the bottom of a shaft where the Spartan mis- sile warhead is to explode the rock walls win become as hot as the surface of the sun- three million degrees. The rocks will turn to mol- ten lava in a flash, and a cav- ern as large as a football field will be. hewn. Fractions of a second after the blast the surface at ground zero will begin falling, returning to its original posi- tion. But the pressure of more than one mile of rock pressing down on the cavern will be too great, and Uie roof of the chamber will crumble and send tons of nibble cascading onto the chamber floor. W11X SINK This probably will cause the island's surface at ground zero to begin sinking. It may sink slowly as much as or 50 feel, forming a depression several hundred yards aciuu. The entire island will shako from the blast, just as though it were experiencing a moder- ate earthquake. Rocks will tumble down cliffs into the ocean, water in the ponds will he. tossed into Hie air. The ocean offshore may froth while as it vibrates from the blast. The shaking will be most in- tense for just a few seconds, but the island could quiver for as long as one or two minutes. Gift giving battle settled out of court LONDON tAP) An American oil millionaire a British society belle, who paraded their love life ar.d fought publicly for a week over who gave what gifLs to whom, suddenly called off their row and set- tled out of court Friday. Lawyers for Ralph Stolkin, 53. of Los Angeles told Mr Justice Melford Stevenson he had agreed on a settlement witli his former financee, Patricia Wolfson, 32. Details were kepi, secret. Mr. Justice Stevenson, wlx> has shown asperity with the principals during the week-long parade of iiuimalo irsliniony, told the lawyers: "Yun need not tell mo anything about the terms. It is fortunate for the parties and their advisers that 1 am relieved from making any cbmmenls about Ibis case." Ktolkin niupht to recover jewels and other things ho p'.ve Wolfcon amounting to lie said lie gave them during a courtship that started in 1067 on condition they would be married. She said they were outright and she jilted him when she. found he was not divorced as he claimed. The jet-set court battle involved high-priced law- yers nn belli M'li1.: "f H'o Atlantic and court costs totalling .'.n I'.slhr.iilrd pays the court cosls also was undisclosed. CANADIAN Ian Horrieks planning to greet the sailors of protest ship Greenpeace Too at the new Crowsnest Pnss harbor early next week AnJrHe Darrcll planning to serve Old- man River salmon at !he meeting Carry Peta cooking up a hot bowl of chili to Irad'c for some typing. John MeKer.na finding out that owning a four wheel drive truck doesn't mean you can't get stuck, Splisb, Splash SELBY. England (Renterl A new tanker was launched with such a splash Friday thnt i! washed away cheering lors. The wave caused by I he impact swept over the crowd and washed at least. 30 persons and a ear off the river hank and down into a muddy field. Four persons had to be taken to hospital. The 340-foot Helms- dale was launched broadside inlo the River Ouse. Court denies request WASHINGTON (AP) The United Stales Supreme Court allowed the Atomic Energy Commission today to conduct the Amchitka nuclear test by a vote of 4 to 3. HEAR ARGUMENTS The court issued its ruling an hour after hearing arguments by eight U.S. environmental or- and by the justice department. The massive underground lest was scheduled for 3 p.m. MST today in the Alaskan Aleutians. Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and justices Potter Stuart, Bjron R. While and Harry A. Blackmun voted to allow the five-megaton under- ground test to proceed. Justices William 0. Douglas, William J. Brennan and Thur- good Marshall dissented, saying the blast should be delayed tem- porarily. CLAIM LAW VIOLATED The three dissenters said a delay would give the court more time to consider claims by the environmentalists that the At- omic Energy Commission had violated federal law by not in- cluding adverse comments on the test on its evaluation pa- pers. The court majority gave no explanation for its conclusion that the move for an injunction by The Committee for Nuclear Responsibility and seven allied groups should be rejected. They said in a one-sentence ruling only that the application "having been considered by the court on oral argument and on the papers and documents sub- mitted by the parties is hereby denied." Brennan and Marshall joined in a brief statement that said they would have granted a tem- porary restraining order pend- ing action by the court on a for- mal appeal 'by the eight groups. David S'ive. the lawyer for the environmentalists, had said he could have one ready by Sun- day. LEGALITY QUESTIONED Brennan and Marshall said they agreed with the U.S. Cir- cuit Court for the District o! Columbia that the case presented "a substantial ques- tion as to the legality of the pro- posed test." Therefore, they said, "the commission must be enjoined from proceeding with Cannikin until the court decides whether to review the question of its legality." The two justices said tho question becomes moot when the test takes place. Douglas said the court should have granted an injunction and I'card arguments on whether the AEC complied with the Na- tional Environmental Policy Act of 1969 which requires a de- tailed statement on the environ- mental impact. "We plainly do not have time to resolve this question between now and the scheduled detona- Douglas said. UH UH LADY A Montreal policeman d.dn't take k.ndly to female Pr.od- verbally or with her umbrella at Friday's Amchitka demonstration at McGHI Urn- ity He finally arabbed the umbrella, broke it over kneo and handed back to ding versi the startled woman. Church's current ban is upheld by bishops VATICAN CITY (API The third world synod of Roman Catholic bishops closed in an at- mosphere of deep discord today after a narrow majority voted in favor of the church's current ban on ordaining married men to Hie priesthood. It also approved a document on social justice calling for a greater church commitment against war and poverty, and for a greater sharing of wealth by rich countries. Pope Paul thanked the bish- ops for upholding priestly celi- bacy and told priests around the world who are troubled by I ha problem that he is praying for them. Then he closed Uie meeting and retired to weigh the propos- als it had produced in five weeks of debate. He is still to decide himself whether to permit ordination of married men. Shortly before the closing ccr- her of five in LONDONDERRY (AP) A mother of five children was shot dead early today in a crossfire between British troops and ter- rorist snipers in a Roman Cath- olic district of Uiis Northern Ire- land city. As gunmen resumed urban guerrilla warfare after it was virtually halted by 24 hours of driving" rain, a British army major was shot and seriously wcimded outside his home in Belfast, and soldiers reported wounding two snipers believed to be members of the Irish Repub- lican Army. Kathleen Thompson, who was in her 40s, was felled as 200 troops searching Londonderry's Catholic Creggan Estate for hid- den terrorists'engaged in a brief shoot-out with snipers. Friends said Mrs. Thompson and other housewives had been out in the street banging on the sidewalks with dustbin lids to warn men wanted by the army of the soldiers' approach. An army spokesman said Mrs. Thompson may have been hit by a ricochet from either side. emony, synod officers an- nounced results of the vote Fri- day on a married priesthood. One hundred and seven dele- gates voted for a conservativa resolution banning married men from the priesthood, while re- calling the Pope's right to change, this rule. A surprisingly large number o! 8" bishops voted for a liberal resolution encouraging the Pope to let married men enter tha priesthood if they are of "ma- ture age and upright life." He had previously announced that he might consider this. Botli resolutions went to Uie Pope for his final decision, and a synod official said: "There is no "way of getting around the fact that the synod is deeply divided.'1 Liberal bishops were heart- ened by the high number ol votes lor the paragraph favor- ing ordination of married men, and one called the vote a "breakthrough." HOPE TO FUHSVADE POPE The liberals were hoping that, with the vote so close, the Pops could be swayed loward approv- ing a married priesthood if Catholics around the world speak out strongly for it. There remained no chance, however, of letting priests m a r r y and keep up their priestly work. The synod voted this down soundly earlier this week, and the Pope, in his clos- ing speech, praised the vole as upholding the "gift'' of celibacy. Politicitl slakes ul Assiniboia high This byelection is no ho hum affair OTTAWA (CP1 An a rule, federal bye-lections are ho-htnn affairs, even when they come iu batches of three or four. Assiniboia. where the vote will be held Monday, seems to be a giant exception. Somehow or other, apparently without any deliberate planning by any party the political slakes in Assiniboia have become enor- mously high. The outcome in the Saskatchewan riding would appear especially impoii.'uil lo the Conservatives, nnw riding a crest of party successes in Al- berta ;uid Ontario and perhaps in Newfoundland. But the political reputation of Prime Minister Trudenu has also been put on the block, though not by him. The NPP would desperately like to show something belter Ihan its recent third-plan- On- tario finish, in a scat it u: td to control. The Conservatives have been so elated by recent victories, even though provincial, lhat stum1 husy envbag- ing [Ki.ssil'le eahinrl- for. Ihey hope, Robert SUmfidd. A deleat in Assiniboia would damage their recently-acquired buildup in morale. The Conservatives are tha only party freely predicting a win for themselves in Assini- boiii. They have worked so Irani that Iwlh'Mr. Stanfield and for- mer prime minister John Dicf- onbaker have both campaigned in the riding. In the general election, there was a genllem.in's agree- monl thiil Mr. PiefcnbakiT eon- fine his activities lo SaskaldK" wan and that Mr. Stanfield would give Hie province only a light brush over for appear- ances. It wart Justice Minister John Turner who put Mr. Trudeaii's reputation nn the Assiniboia line- in officially opening the Libev.il campaign at Weyburn in Sep- tember. lie said the outcome of tha byeloetion would be an indica- tion of how much support tha government has and that a main issue would be the over-all leadership Mi'. Trudeaii. The prime, minister has not taken any direct part in the campaign in Assiniboia. He will be 'taking to students near Quebec City Monday while tho vote is in progress. Mr. Turner also said tho whUi! country Is watching tho, ouU'iime of the byeleetion and that a chief issue, besides Mr. Tnideau's leadership, would bo the government's legislation to stabilize Prairie farm income. The government withdrew tho legislation under opposition picture bill it has still been ,1 big factor. tnr, sir. Our insists on being ;