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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Mjliante stirring in Sail Diego area Anti-war manoeuvres worry U.S. Navy CHARLES FOLEY Lonilon Observer Service SAN DIEGO Aglow with satisfaction at the effects of their attempt to stop the mam- moth U.S. aircraft carrier Con- stellation from sailing to Viet- nam, anti-war militants up and down the West Coast planned a series of repeat performances. For their next target they picked on the USS Coral Sea, another Vietnam bound car- rier scheduled to sail later this month from San Francisco. Peace movement workers students, businessmen, lawyers, sailors and nuns among them gathered signatures for a pe- tition to prevent the giant Coral Market tapers off TORONTO (CP) Prices on the Canadian bond market were higher last week despite a downward shift hi prices Fri- day. Dealers said the confidence shown at the beginning of the week tapered off due to re- newed doubts about the Cana- dian economy. The short end of the market was higher by about 40 cents, mid-term issues were better by about one-half to five-eighths and the market's long end moved upwards by about three- eighths. Corporate issues rose by about three-eighths. Wednesday there was a new New Brunswick E1 e c t ri c Power Commission issue at 7% per cent, redeema- ble Nov. 15, 1S96. The issue was priced at to yield 7.8 per cent. Thursday, the World Bank floated a eight-year issue at per cent, which sold at to yield 7.29 per cent. Day-to-day money was availa- ble Friday at 4Vt per cent, and three- a nd six-month treasury bills were traded at 3.90 and 4.05 per cent, respectively. Sea from taking up her combat station in (lie Far East. Then about sailors and marines out of the crew of the Coral Sea put their names to the petition to Con- gress. One of the crew told a news conference: "The Coral Sea will not go back to Vietnam. If the petition does not work we have other means." For five days the civilian pro- testers, headed by David Har- ris, former student body pres- ident from Stamford University, and his wife, folk singer Joan Baez, carried out their straw vote drive. "We didn't really hope to stop the said Harris, who came fresh from 20 months in prison for draft refusal. "Our aim was to make people think again about the war and show them the possi- bilities of collective action. Con- sidering the limited resources we had. and the fact that this town is a closed enclave run by the Navy, it's amazing the num- ber of San Diegans that voted." Of nearly citizens who cast a vote, said the Con- stellation should stay at home, claim the organizers, while 73 per cent of the almost active duty military personnel who voted did not want the big carrier to return to Vietnam. Nine sailors from the Con- stellation felt strongly enough about it to take sanctuary in San Diego's Christ the King Roman Catholic church, with the permission of the priest, Father James Gallas, and the support of some 30 young war protesters who bedded down on the floor with sleeping bags. The sailors were eventu- ally arrested and flown back to the carrier shortly before she sailed but not before they had attacked their ship's "illegal activities" in Vietnam seas, while the national TV cameras rolled. NAME OF GAME Publicity is the name of the game in this latest, peaceful series of anti-war manoeuvres. And to get it in smug, snug San Diego, Calfornia's second largest city and the nation's biggest naval base, the pro- testors used exceptional discre- tion. Spruce, short haired youths walked the streets, the oeaehes, the zoo, passing out ballot-forms. There were no raucous rallies, no power-to- he-people riots or shouted ob- scenities. The organisers took elaborate precautions to avoid giving offence in a city which lias the Defence Department for Is number one employer. Even the fleet of small boats you don't have a boat, use your surfboard or that went out to picket the Con- stellation before she sailed, du- tifully obeyed Coast Guard in- structions regarding "proper clearance." The new "soft-sell1 technique apparently paid-off. The referendum was conduct- ed by a coalition of peace groups from up and down the West Coast: the War Resistors' League amd Peace Brigade from Berkeley; the NVA (Non- violent Action) and Concerned Officers' Movement of San Diego; the People's Union from San Francisco; and many more. Three California state Senators and nine state Assem- blymen publicly supported the movement, while black radical Congressman Ron Dellums wrote to Chief of Naval Opera- tions Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, not to regard the referendum "as a step towards mutiny." "It should be seen as an hon- est and legitimate reflection by civilians and servicemen on our continued involvement in Indo- wrote Dellums, adding: "Hopefully it will have positive impact on your decision regard- ing deployment of the Constel- lation." The organizers made aircraft carriers the focal point of their attack for two reasons. First, because they claim that these ton leviathans, wide enough to hold two Queen Marys on the flight deck and as long as the Empire State Building, are useless against all but underdeveloped coun- tries which cannot strike back. New sophisticated weapons sys- tems have made them hopeless- ly vulnerable to attack. "Once it was a weapon used to fight other says or- ganizer Jon Gage. "Today the carrier has been redesigned tc crush popular uprisings and poorer forces and the civilian populations that support them. Last year the Mavy began fitting its planes with a fuel-air bomb that scat- ters small pressure bombs spraying vaporised fuel. The mixture ignites with the force of a 500 pound bomb, in- cinerating everything in Ihe area. This is only one of a dozen anti-personnel weapons developed by the Navy in the past decade, from cluster- bombs to a new type of nap- m slower burning and stickier." SECOND ARGUMENT A second argument against carriers is then- cost. The U.S. taxpayer is paying out million annually to keep 15 of the big ships afloat, and two more are being built at a cost of million each. "The cost of operating of these things for just five days is equal to the cost of operating a 300-bed hos- pital for a says Gage. Aware of the increasing feel- ing against the war across the U.S. and alarmed by its own rising internal problems, the Navy seems to have decided to play down the whole business The Connie's commander, Cap- tain Harry Gerhard, called the referendum "asinine" and triec to destroy thousands of pieces of "peace mail" sent to his crew. But hard-line commanders find themselves up against the liberal policies of their chief Admiral Zumwalt, selected over the heads of 33 senior admirals by Defence Secretary Melvin Laird less than 18 months ago The new Chief of Naval Oper ations has permitted beer in barracks, authorised longer hair and beards, modified dress regulations and generally ben an ear to all complaints from the ranks. While this may re- lieve some minor frustrations of naval life, many officers fee that the new permissiveness is destroying discipline. Navy ships in the great Wesl Coast bases have suffered sev eral cases of sabotage over tin past two years, directed mainl; at engineering and. electrica equipment. Intelligence officers believe that the situation will worsen if the present disaffec- tion in the ranks continues ti swell. 3 CONTINUES PRICES FURTHER REDUCED National Dept. Stores Have Purchased the Smoke Damaged Stock of la Kay's Ladies' Wear 312 13th St. N. Lethbridge DRESSES Fortrels, Crepes, etc., In Prints and Solid Colors. Printania, Miss Sun Valley, Nancy G. Regular to Smoke Sale Price 6 PANTS COTTON FLARES By Miss Sun Valley Pair........ DOUBLEKNIT HOT PANTS 2-PIECE SETS Smoke Sale Price Knit Jumpsuits Hot Pants, etc. by PANTMAN and BAGTELIE 3 00 Smoke Sale w Price SHOES GROUP 1 Reg. lo Smoko Solo Price, Pair----- GROUP 2 Reg. to Smoko Sale Price, Pair PANTI HOSE 3 51 pair I SPECIAL TABLE PANTY HOSE by Fascination GIRDLES BRAS SHOES JEWELLERY BRIEFS 'A SLIPS Smoke Sale Your Choice 59 SWEATERS Mr. Sabre, White Stag, long Sleeve Cardigan and Pullover Styles. Regular to Smoke Sale Price 4 SLIPS FULL AND HALF SLIPS by KAYSER French Maid Reg. to Smoke Sale Price rench 1 SPECIAL TABLE Of Slightly Smoked SCARVES SKIRTS PANTS BERMUDAS BLOUSES SHORTS SWEATERS GLOVES Reg. to Smoke Sale Price Your Choice 1 PURSES Reg. to C Smoke Sale Price 1 Skirts Shorts by WHITE STAG, TAN JAY and KORET OF CALIFORNIA Reg. to Smoke Sale T Price MIFOI 1 HOUSECOATS Culatte and Jumpsuit Style flfi CiOO 0 flp! Reg. to j Smoke Sale Price PANTS-SKIRTS Tartanl and Solid Colors Assorted Materials Mr Zonl, Sabre White Stag Reg. to Smoke Sale Price CHARGEX at NATIONAL DEPT. STORE CORNER 3rd AVENUE AND 5th STREET SOUTH WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES PRICES EFFECTIVE Thurs., Fri. and Sat. Oct. 21st, 22nd, 23rd Wednesday, October 20, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 37 SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT GROCER GET PERSONALIZED SERVICEI mapir We Have Special Prices On Case Goods FLOUR SUGAR TOOTHPASTE TANG ORANGE 1M CAIIDVEGETABLE or TOMATO ft I'00 VVUl CLARK'S, 10 fl. oi. tin, ..........................MIX OR MATCH Ufor I TOP VALU.............................................. 20 Ib. bag B.C. YELLOW ............................................5 Ib. bag CLOSE-UP ............................8 tub9 Tpi Dog Food ple or Pectin 48 01. tin 18 0, tin, for Apple and Strawberry, 10 for 1.00 Green Beans Cream Corn 89C Wax Beans Peas Vegetable Oil sPrin9 Pok 5 Corn Flakes pks 2 for85c Detergent Surf. Slb.pk9. 1.39 55c Astorted Colon Scott-Towels Spork Lunch Meat I2 ei, tini_BURNS Beef Stew 24-01. Mix or Match for Tomato Juice libby 18 Kfins 2 for 1.00 Mix or Match or Peors' Austra'< Slieed stra'< Slieed A 1 flfi 1 4 fi. H for I .UU Mayfair Foods Bakery Angel Food Cakes McGavin'i each 65c May fair Foods Dairy and Frozen Products Kraft Canadian Cheese Slices 8 or. pkgs. for 1 lb. pkg. Mom'j, Family Pak ...........3 lb. pkg. Cheese Margarine Fraser Vale, French Fries Swonson's Froien, Beef, Chicken, Turkey TV Dinners Perch Fillets 89c lb. bfla 2 for99c 11 01. pkg. Highliner, Frozen, ........1 Ib. pkg. 69c We Invite Your To Try Our Meats "THE BEST IN TOWN" Mayfair Foods Meats Canada Choice Canada Gbod Canada Choice Canada Good-Red or Blue Brand Steer Beef Chuck Roast ,B. GROUND BEEF ,59 Bulk Wieners Burn...........lb 49" Beef Liver CUT UP FOWL .25 Mayfair Foods Produce "Flavour Fresh" B.C. MACS. ECONOMY PACK 15-lb. box California Canada No. I Ibs. Grapes M Carrots Mihalik's 642 13th St. N., Lethbridge Phone 328-5742 FREE CITY DELIVERY! STORE HOURS: Mon. Sat. 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Wed. 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Thurs. Frl. 9 a.m. 9 p.m. maufaif foods V Bartlett's WARNER, ALTA. STORE HOURS: Mon.-Tues.-Thuri.-Frl.-Sot 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed. 9 a.m. p.m. ;