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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The Uthbridae Herald VOL. LXVI No. 257 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1973 10 CENTS 24 Pages JEAN SWIHART photos Premier officiates at ceremony with Dr. John Walker, at left Statues of Macleod, Potts and Crowfoot Town honors founders FORT MACLEOD (Special) Ninety-nine years ago, Oct 13 1874 a Metis scout stopped at a bend in the Oldman River and told the leader of his expedition that he recommended the spot for a fort The scout was Jerry Potts The expedition leader was Colonel Macleod And the settlement came to be known Fort Macleod the first of many built to open the west. Modern residents of Fort Macleod, now a bustling town proud of its history, began a year of celebration dur- ing the weekend that will conclude next October with the 100th anniversary of the Northwest Mounted Police's trek westward The kickoff for the town's year-long birthday celebra- tion began Friday evening with a dinner at Christ (Anglican) Church Alex Johnston of Lethbndge, president of the Alberta Historical Society, told the gathering, "The Mounties may easily have gone the way of their horses which are now kept mainly for ceremonial purposes had it not been for their adaptability "The ability of the mounted police to adapt to changing times, and their celebrated reputation for always getting their man, has made them the equal of any police force in the Mr Johnston said The weekend festivities ended Sunday evening with a community church service Other activities included a gathering of oldtime residents dressed in costumes fashioned after the dress of the early town pioneers, a centennial mass at Holy Cross Roman Catholic church, a reception at the town museum and the annual Garrison Ball At the reception, Premier Peter Lougheed presented Mayor Goerge Buzunis with two cheques one for for a new library and a senior citizens' builjing, the other for to go toward erection of statues of Colonel Macleod, head of the first NWMP contingent in the West, guide Jerry Potts, and Chief Crowfoot Among the special guests helping celebrate the anniver- sary were Lt -Gov Grant MacEwan, Mr Justice and Mrs Neil Primrose, Mr Justice and Mrs Allan Cullen, Chief Judge and Mrs L. S Turcotte, Lethbndge member of Parliament Ken Hurlburt and Mrs Hurlburt; Chief Justice J V H Milvain, Assistant RCMP Commissioner V L. Seppala, and Col and Mrs Tom Gibson. Colonel Gibson is commanding officer of the British Armed Forces at Suffield Special ceremonies in conjunction with the centennial were held today prior to the opening of the fall Fort Macleod sitting of the Alberta Supreme Court Asst. Commissioner Seppala accepts gold cufflinks Trudeau a weekend tourist Sneak army attack blocked by Israel From AP-REUTER Egyptian commandos sneaked behind Israeli lines in the Sinai today and stormed an Israeli position in hand-to- hand fighting as Egyptian tanks consolidated new lines in the desert battleground, the Egyptian military command reported Israel said the Egyptian ar- mor again tried to push forward along the Sinai front but was halted where it stood following a seven-hour ar- mored battle Sunday Tel Aviv did not report the commando raid "Troops were landed in darkness behind enemy lines, Regional power sought by NDP The cities of Edmonton and Calgary, and the areas sur- rounding them, should be in- corporated as regional governments, a discussion paper presented to the provin- cial council of the New Democratic Party says The paper, to be used as the basis for an NDP policy on decentralization, states tax revenues from the urban dis- tricts should be pooled, with the regional government tak- ing over such services as utilities, regional planning, hospital care and social ser- vices and recreation Smaller municipal or neighborhood councils >with the region would have jurisdiction over local zoning, social services administration and education The paper also calls for es- tablishment of a Crown tran- sportation company "to en- sure that all regions of the province are inter-connected by high-speed, comfortable surface and air routes The discussion paper points out almost 25 per cent of Alberta residents don't own a car For people in this category, public transporta- tion is a necessity Although some sections of the document came under Chinese praised by Pierre PEKING Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau spoke of the achievements of Chinese com- munism with an admiration that was rare for a Western government leader when he hosted a farewell banquet here Saturday and im- mediately ran into questions about the political acceptabili- ty of such remarks at home Speaking in the Great Hall of the People Mr Trudeau spoke of the genius of Chairman Mao Tse-tung and Premier Chou En-lai in mobilizing the Chinese people, of the success of the social ex- periment they have conducted since seizing power in 1949, and of the similarity between many of the goals sought by the Chinese and the goals cherished by Canadians at home The remarks were strongly applauded by a banquet audience of diplomats and Chinese dignitaries, including Premier Chou, but questioners at a news con- ference later suggested that praise communism is still un- acceptable to many Canadians when it comes from their prime minister The prime minister was asked if he were not afraid that his remarks would stir a political backlash at home Chairman Mao meets prime minister LOYANG, China (CP) Obviously happy with the success of his talks with Chinese leaders, Prime Minister Trudeau became a tourist during the weekend He explored spectacular caves, enjoyed scenery from an elegant tram, and was greeted by large crowds. Fresh from his "warm, friendly and also frank" talks with Premier Chou En-lai and a private audience with Chairman Mao Tse-tung, the visiting prime minister and his wife took an overnight tram to this North China city and spent the afternoon ex- ploring some of the most in- credible cave carvings in the world. Premier Chou made the trip with them, driving un- ,der signs in English, French and Chinese welcoming the Canadian visitors. Along the route, crowds waited for hours to applaud At Loyang station about children danced, waved flags and sang songs With Mrs Trudeau wearing a Mao-style jacket she had bought Saturday in Peking, the official party drove nine miles out of town to the famous Long Men caves, which are filled with delicate sculptures 16 centuries old. They climbed steep steps, scaled wide ridges and walked several miles looking at some of the caves and their nearly statues, in- cluding a Buddhist figure more than 50 feet tall On Saturday, Mr Trudeau expressed pleasure with the reception he had received dur- ing II hours of talks with the Chinese premier and his 90- minute audience with Chairman Mao While his talks with Mao were largely philosophical, he and Chou dealt with practical matters as they put the finishing touches on a Canada- China trade agreement, decid- ed on a variety of exchange programs, and reached an un- derstanding on reunification of families. Mr Trudeau told a news conference that the Chinese will open a consulate in Van- couver "very soon" and Canada will open certainly in the Canton in the future While Chou disagreed with Canada's position on detente, he understood that Canada liv- ed between two superpowers He also understood Canada's approach to the Middle East situation, although there was disagreement on the causes of the crisis. heavy criticism from party delegates at Lethbndge dur- ing the weekend Edmonton- Glenora councillor Peter Boothroyd emphasized the report was prepared only to initiate discussion of political and economic decentraliza- tion among party members at the constituency level The party will formulate policy on the matter at its an- nual convention in February (See Other Stories Page 13) LBJ phone was tapped judge says WASHINGTON (AP) U S Supreme Court Justice William Douglas said today that late president Lyndon Johnson's telephone was tapped during his term in the White House Douglas also said that the Supreme Court's conference room was bugged Douglas' assertions came in a dissent to what would noi- mally have been a routine ac- tion denying bail to a criminal defendant "We who live in the District of Columbia know that elec- tronic surveillance is com- wrote Douglas "I am indeed morally certain that the conference room of this court has been 'bugged', and President Johnson dunng his term in the White House asserted to me that even his phone was tapped Douglas offered no substan- tiation for either statement The application for bail pending appeal to the Supreme Court was filed by Margaret Anne Heutsche, who was found in contempt for failure to answer questions before a federal grand jury in Chicago that was investigating break-ins at draft boards in Evanston, Dl. The application went to Jus- tice William Rennquist who denied it Douglas dissented Cod dispute will be LONDON (AP) Premier Olafur Johannesson of Iceland and Prime Minister Edward Heath of Britain agreed today to work toward an interim agreement in the 14-month cod fishing dispute between their two countries, a British spokesman said Privately British sources reported that at the centre of the discussions were new proposals submitted by the Heath government designed to bring about a limitation of British fishing in the 50-mile area around Iceland The informants said Heath and Johannesson were not for- mally negotiating themselves Their aim. rather, was to es- tablish a basis for continuing the existing truce between ships of the two countries in the disputed zone and a basis for negotiating new fish-catch levels Iceland unilaterally extend- ed its territorial waters last year to 50 miles offshore from 12 to protect its fishing in- dustry, but British trawlers continued to operate in the waters they have fished for decades There have been scores of incidents as a result Iceland's coastal patrol boats harassed the British trawlers stormed a position from more than one direction, clashed in savage hand-to-hand combat and inflicted heavy losses in lives and the Egyptians said in a commu- nique "Our units returned to safety except for some losses in men The communique did not pinpoint the location of the re- ported raid The Israelis said Sunday's Egyptian tank offensive was repelled and that Cairo's forces lost more than 200 tanks and 15 planes The Egyptian report of the battle said the Israelis pulled back an unspecified distance into the peninsula and lost 150 tanks and 29 planes The pattern of today's fight- ing has become localized clashes in various sectors the Egyptian statement said On the Syrian front, Dam- ascus reported heavy tank, in- fantry and artillery battles raged as the fourth Arab- Israeli war moved into its 10th day Syrian shelling was said to be slowing the Israeli advanrp toward Damascus and the Israeli tanks were reported about 21 miles from the Syrian 1 capital Correspondents with the Israeli forces reported that long-range Syrian guns opened up whenever the ar- mored columns tried to ad- vance. Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Dayan has said Syria's army is beaten and he now is getting ready to turn the full power of Israel's armed forces against Egypt Syria and its Arab allies, strengthened by the entry of Saudi Arabia in the Middle East war, announced a counter-offensive against Israeli forces which are menacing the southern approaches to Damascus. Arab strategy appeared to be to prevent the Israelis from switching forces from this front to the Sinai front The Israeli military com- mand also reported another naval exploit It said its naval patrol boats sank 14 ''armed fishing-type" boats in harbor of Has Ghanb, on the Gulf of Suez during the night Israel said the harbor. 20 miles across the gulf from the Israeli forces on the Sinai pen- insula was an Egyptian com- mando base Otherwise, the Israeli com- mand said it was a quiet night on both the Syrian and Egyp- tian fronts The Egyptian military com- mand said the fighting Sunday along the 102-mile Sinai front "raged with utmost violence and savagery Egypt said its forces made territorial gains all along the hne The Israeli command an- nounced Sundaj that Israel lost 656 soldiers in the first eight days of fighting Truck found by police near Denver HELENA. Mont (AP) Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Dave Middlemas says the pickup truck believed to be the getaway vehicle used by accused mass killer Roger Caryl has been found in a Denver suburb Middlernas said the truck was found aoandoned in a supermarket parking lot The discovery of the truck is the first significant develop- ment in the week-long search for Caryl The former Illinois Eagle Scout is sought in the slayings of four persons a week ago at a dude ranch near the western Montana town of Ovando Middlemas said the pickup trues was stolen in the wood- covered mountain country near the Montana capital Deadline today for immigrants THE CANADIAN PRESS Immigration offices across Canada are handling their last rush of applications for landed immigrant status from illegal residents as the government's deadline of midnight tonight approaches For the last two months, all visitors who entered the country before last Nov 30 and overstayed their welcome have been encouraged to app- ly for official landed a promise of no recriminations for not having gone through the proper channels in the first place Persons arriving since Nov 30 and remaining illegally are not covered in this latest move A quick check across the country by The Canadian Press Sunday showed at least 46.000 persons covered by the registrations so far, with two provinces unaccounted for The actual number of regis- trants is lower than the total of those affected because in cases where entire families several involved, only the heads of those families have been asked to register In Metropolitan Toronto, for example, almost appli- cations have been made on be- half of almost persons The government has said it has no idea how many illegal immigrants are in lact which makes it difficult for the department of man- power and immigration to es- timate the success of the program Saskatchewan and Manitoba figures were not immediately available but have regis- tered for landed immigrant status in Alberta and the Northwest Territories In British Columbia and the Yukon, persons so far are covered by applications, 212 of them lodged Saturday and Sunday The immigration depart- ment already has approved many applications and Ron Bull. a department spokesman in Toronto, said he expects all registrations to have been processed in about two weeks' time Seen and heard About town if AYOR Andy Ander- son remarking at the Palliser Distillery reception it was the first time he had delivered a speech from a vodka podium Donald MacDonald, national presi- dent of the NDP telling a Lethbndge audience that be- ing in bed with the minority Liberal government js not only politically unwise but immoral Inside told you tii keep your mouth shut1' Classified Comics Comment District Family Local News Markets Sports Theatres TV Weather LOW TONIGHT 30, HIGH TUFS. 70; SUNNY, WINDY 20-24 8 4 15 18. 19 13 14 17 10-12 7 6, 7 3 ;