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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, September 3, Jet crosses Atlantic in less than two hours It's a record USAF Major James V. Sullivan, 37, talks on telephone to President Gerald Ford from Farnborough, England, after record flight. At left is fellow-crewman Major Noel F. Widdifield. FARNBOROUGH, Eng- land (AP) A United States Air Force spy jet has flown the Atlantic in less than two hours, more than an hour faster than any previous crossing. The Lockheed SR-71 flew from New York to the south coast of England, a distance of miles, in one hour 55 minutes and 42 seconds Sunday. Flying as high as 15 miles, it averag- ed miles an hour, a spokesman said. The plane, known as the Blackbird, flew over the runway at the Farnborough International Air Show 20 miles southwest of London, raced on to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, wheeled sharply and flew back to Farnborough. "One slight miscalcula- tion and we would have made it a New York-Paris one of the two crew members, Maj. Noel Widdiefield, told President Ford when the president telephoned to congratulate him and Maj. Jim Sullivan on their "magnificent achievement." The U.S. Air Force said it was asking the Federa- tion Aeronautique Inter- nationale, which accredits all aviation records, to cer- tify the Blackbird's time as the New York-to-London record. The fastest previous crossing of the Atlantic was three hours nine minutes from Boston to Paris, flown last June by the Concorde, the Anglo- French supersonic jetliner. The previous New York-to- London record was four hours 46 minutes, set five years ago by a Royal Navy Phantom fighter. FLIGHT NO PROBLEM "We had no Sullivan, the pilot, reported. "We were on automatic pilot for two- thirds of the way." Sullivan, 37, and Wid- diefield, 33, the plane's reconnaissance systems of- ficer, took off from the U.S. Strategic Air Com- mand's base at Beale, Calif., crossed the U.S. at sub-sonic speeds, and slow- ed down to 500 miles an hour to refuel twice over the Atlantic, near New- foundland and south of Greenland. Sullivan's English wife, Maggie, was at Farn- borough to meet her husband. "I didn't worry at she said. "Jim is safer up there than on the freeway. A motor car at 50 miles an hour is far more dangerous than a plane at 30 miles a minute." The Blackbird, a successor to the U-2, has been in service since 1966, but its appearance at the Farnborough show was its debut before the public. The air force said it has a range of more than miles without refuelling and can photograph an area the size of Britain in just more than an hour, producing pictures detailed enough to show the numbers on automobile licence plates. Heredity a factor in alcoholism Our Fall Line Of MEN'S SHOES Have Now Arrived! Women's Dress Shoes are Now Arriving. Open Thursday WORLD OF SHOES 9 pi 317A Sixth Street South Ford's straight talk what U.S. WASHINGTON (AP) A national crisis of confidence in government is the most funda- mental problem that faces the American economy, AFL-CIO President George Meany said Monday. "The last 5% years of deceit and devicusness" have caused people to blame not business and United States economic woes, Meany said in a prepared Na- tional Labor Day radio address over CBS. But that will change under the administration of Presi- dent Ford, Meany predicted. "Straight talk is this presi- dent's long suit and that is what the country and her peo- ple need." he said. The hard facts of inflation, recession and unemployment are not "easy truths for the president to lay before the American Meany said, "but lay them out he must if the people are to once again have confidence in their government." One of the first truths that needs to be told, Meany said, is "that today's inflation is not caused by excessive too many dollars chasing too few goods." As a result, he said, "budget cuts, high interest rates and tight might be appropriate weapons against excessive-demand in- will not work." "Indiscriminate budget cut- ting would only compound re- cession; higher interest rates only insure higher prices; tight money only chokes an economy that needs to ITS THE BIGGEST DRAW IN THE WEST! There will be 1908 lucky ticket holders! FIRST PRIZE SECOND PRIZE THIRD PRIZE 5 FOURTH PRIZES each CONSOLATION PRIZES 1900 at each SELLER'S PRIZES TOTAL PRIZES Entries Close October 9, 1974 Preliminary Draw October 23. 1974 GOOD FOR YOU AND ALBERTA, TOO! Proceeds from the sale of all tickets in Alberta will be used in Alberta to support sports and cultura' events such as Sport Alberta. The Alberta Art Foundation. Alberta Heritage Foundation and the 1978 Commonwealth Games. The Lottery is sponsored by the Calgary Stampede and Exhibition. the Commonwealth Games Foundation and the Edmonton Exhibition Association under the auspices of the Alberta Government GIVES YOU A CHANCE ON BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! BOOKKEEPER Required for Sales and Service office, bookkeeping bank experience es- sential, submit details in writing Box 123 Lethbridge Herald Are you looking for steady work with good pay? Norffab Homes Ltd. A mobile home manufacturer is offering just that. We need capable workers immediately to fill existing vacancies in our production line, previous experience not necessary, however it would be preferred. If you are interested please PERSONNEL MANAGER Norfab Homes Ltd. Box 999, Fort Macleod, Alberta Phone 234-4431 organization OT in Ine coupon and 1 your servi snorts or EXPANDING INDEPENDENT MEN'S CLOTHING STORE requires aggressive individual interested in develop- ing a career m men's clothing. Must be experienced or prepared to apply themselves completely to learn- ing all aspects of the clothing business. Wages deter- mined by experience and ability. Individuals with mana- gerial potential preferred. Please send complete resume to BOX 124, HERALD All replks held in strictest confidence. Our staff has been advised of this ad. Meany said. He cited the area of housing where he said high interest rates and tight money have put the cost of a new home out of the reach of most Americans and consequently dragged the "industry into a depression with resulting hardship in a broad range of of which make products used in constructing homes." Meany called for a full-scale change from the economic policies of the Nixon years. "As a first he said, "the president might consider getting rid of those so-called economists of the previous ad- ministration, who are blind to the economic facts of life." In a series of recommenda- tions, Meany urged: federal program to in- crease home construction by bringing down interest rates and establishing a direct fed- eral lending program for mortgages; end to exports of scarce commodities such as lumber, grains, and cotton; end to U.S. investment abroad in the form of guaran- teed low-interest loans; allocation of credit to such "'high priority objec- tives" as housing and electric utility plants; reform that would in- crease federal revenues by closing loopholes available to "the wealthiest individuals and and federal program of public service employment. Spanish head regains reins MADRID (Reuter) Gen. Francisco Franco has resum- ed his powers as Spanish head of state after recovering from his recent illness, a govern- ment announcement said Monday. Franco. 81. temporarily handed over power to Prince Juan Carlos de Borbon, Spain's king-designate, when he was gravely ill in a Madrid hospital months ago. Two similar messages sent by Prime Minister Carlos Arias Navarro to Prince Juan Carlos and to the president of the Madrid Cortes (parliament) said Franco "has decided to take back the functions provisionally carried out by his royal high- ness Prince Juan Carlos" in view of the fact that his own illness has "disappeared." WESTERN CANADA LOTTERY Boi 2900. Calgary, Alia. NAME ADDRESS PHONE PROVINCE POSTAL CODE Your remittance must accompany coupon Manpower and Immigration Main-ifoeuvre et Immigration THE CANADA FARM LABOR POOL 410 Hammond Building Moose Jaw, Sask. S6H 3K1 Phone 693-3697 for information Has some very interesting Job Opportunities for full time employment, married or single. Experience nec- essary, drivers licence a must. Apply in person to reg- ister. Meningitis on the rise in Denmark COPENHAGEN (Reuter) The Danish board of health warns that meningitis is on the rise and advises doctors to watch for symptoms. The weekly Danish Medical Jour- nal says 140 cases were reported during the first seven months of 1974 compared with 165 cases in all of last year and 52 in 1969. CHICAGO (AP) A study of Danish alcoholics suggests that alcoholism may be the result of inheritance and not social environment. The study involved sons of alcoholics who were reared by their biological parent and their brothers who were adopted early in life, reared in a different environment and had no contact with their alcoholic biological parent. Both groups had a com- parable frequency of alcohol problems, the study showed. Dr. Donald Goodwin of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis con- ducted the study with Danish and other American psy- chiatrists. The study is reported in the August issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, published by the American Medical Association. HEREDITY A FACTOR Earlier, Goodwin and his colleagues found that sons of Danish alcoholics separated from their biological parents early in life and reared by foster parents were nearly four times as hkely to develop alcoholism as adopted children without known alcoholism in their biological parents. The psychiatrist and his col- leagues found that the more severe the biological parent's alcoholism, the more likely the offspring were to become alcoholic. The main finding of the study "was that sons of alcoholics were no more likely to become alcoholic if they were reared by their alcoholic parent than if they were separated from their alcoholic parent after birth and reared by non-relatives." "Simply living with an alco- holic parent appeared to have no relationship to the develop- ment of alcoholism." Haig to stay WASHINGTON (Reuter) The White House has a report that Gen. Alexander Haig is about to leave the Ford administration. Presidential spokesman Jerald terHorst said that Haig, who remained as White House chief of staff after Richard Nixon's resignation, "is aboard for the duration." He had agreed to stay at Ford's request. ATTENTION MEMBERS OF BIG BROTHERS ASSOCIATION Monthly Meeting Will Be Held Wednesday, September 4, at 8 p.m. In the Red Cross Building 7th Avenue and 12th Street South Please Disregard All Other Notices NOTICE UthbricUie Herald ADVERTISERS Effective Tuesday, September Due to steadily increasing delivery costs, tearsheets of advertisements will be mailed to advertisers, or if required immediately after publication, can be picked up at the Herald advertising department in the Herald's Business Office after 4 p.m., day of publication. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 12 noon Saturdays. The Lethbrtdge Herald The John Howard Society Executive Secretary Dave Rogers of The John Howard Society is shown here in his office with an ex-offender who is seeking help in coping with one of the problems encountered in getting back into society after a term in prison. -The John Howard Society is a United Way agency. From the funds received in the 1973 campaign il received More is needed to sustain its ser- vices. Give generously during this year's campaign Sept. 16-Oct. 16 Your United Way contribution helps 14 other agencies in addition to The John Howard Society. United Way contributions can be mailed to: The Lethbridge United Way 1120 7th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta ;