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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Low tonight near 25 HigHs Tuesday near 40. The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 2-12 i-ETHBRlDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS -24 PAGES HARVEST OPERATIONS HALTED Crops under snow after big storm Security tight at Irish talks EARLY WINTER An early winter snow storm dropped 6.8 inches of snow on Leth- bridge and southern Alberta over the weekend bringing an end to harvest operations and bringing out snow shovels, boots and overcoats. This is a slrcet scene in downtown Leihbridge. Pope is enigma after 9 years AN ANALYSIS By PAUL HOFMANN New York Times Service ROME Pope Paul VI will be 75 years old on fuesday and many Roman Catholics, and others as well, are trying to assess the significance of his pontificate. After nine years on the papal throne, the 262nd Bishop of Rome is still an enigma even to church- men in constant touch with him, while his achieve- ments are controversial, at times painful. When he was elected to the papacy in June, 1963, Pope Paul ardent- ly wanted to be loved as his predecessor, the rotund, profoundly humane and immensely popular, Pope John XXIH, was. Instead, he finds liimself continually frustrated as the head of a church in ferment, whose avant-garde theologians are questioning his authority. What is worse, broadening segments in Uie Roman Catholic Church are simply Ignoring papal decision and decrees. At the beginning of his pontificate in the summer of 1963, Pope Paul pledged he would uphold and strengthen the spirit of the ecumenical second Vatican Council. That spirit was one of church re- newal in a moderately liberal direction. Since the end of Uiat great church assembly seven years ago, the Pope's line has undoubtedly been lib- eral in world issues, but increasingly moderate, if not outright conservative, in religious doctrine. Pope Paul's consistent advocacy of peaceful co- existence reached an early peak with his moving plea at the United Nations in New York in October, 1965: "No more war] War never Since then, the Pope and his nuncios liave cease- lessly sought to ease international tensions and me- diate between opposing camps. Yet, many Catholics ask today whether their church really needs a costly diplomatic apparatus Iliat appears to acliieve so liltle. But the Vatican foreign service, with its cer- emonial presentations of credentials to the Pope by foreign ambassadors, coded nunciature reports and dip- lomatic rotes in velvety curial language is the world in wliich Pope Paul lived anil worked for more than 30 years before his relatively brief pastoral experience in Milan, where he became archbishop and was made a cardinal. Diplomatic melhods still appeal to the Pope. Stiffly formal meetings with heads of state and high dignitaries marked much of Pope Paul's travel diplomacy, which culminated in the unprecedented pon- tifical trip to the Antipodes and the edge of China 22 montlis ago. The results were meager. Diplomacy seems to prevail also in Ihe Vatican's interfaith efforts right now. Many Catholic and other ecumenists lament privately that .after such grand ges- tures ?.s Pope Paul's embraces with the late patriarch Athenagoras I, spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodoxy, the Christian unity drive has slowed. The allusive and often ambivalent language of dip- lomacy pervades most of Pope Paul's innumerable pub- lic pronouncements, often disappointing Catholics who had hoped for some unequivocal statement. As the supreme teacher of his church, Pope Paul performed a sharp turn toward doctrinal conservatism in 1968 with his encylical "humanae vitac'1 (of human with its reconfirmed ban on any mechanical or chemical method of birth control. The furious reaction of liberal groups within the church anguished and wounded Pope Paul, according to what cardinals and close aides say privately. In the years since then the Pope has taken con- servative positions also in other issues of dogma and discipline. To some Catholics, Pope Paul, at least since "hu- manae has been the leader of a "theological counter-revolution." The prevailing mood in the liberal of tiie church iouay is that no progress is to be expected before the Pope dies or can be prevailed upon to resign. Pope Paul may or may not become the first pon- tiff since the 13th century Pope St. Cclesline V to step down. He Is at any rate the first modern pope who has been seriously regarded ns a candidate for volun- tary retirement. Terrorism issue on UN agenda UNITED NATIONS (AP) The United States planned an urgent appeal to the United Na- tions today for measures against international terrorism, including a treaty to crack down on political crimes that cross national boundaries. Stale Secretary William Ro- gers was to deliver the appeal in tlie annual U.S. policy speech as the 132-nation Gen- eral Assembly opened general debate with terrorism a leading issue. The global treaty being pro- posed by the United States, U.S. diplomats Raid, would aimed at persons who kill, kid- nap or cause "serious bodily harm11 to civilians when: purpose of the crime is to harm another country. crime is committed by foreigners in a country wliich is not their political target. Tliis definition would apply to such cases as the murder of Is- raeli athletes at the Munich Olympics by Arab extremists and to the international mur- der-by-mail campaign against Israeli diplomats. It would not apply to terror- Ism within a country against the home government, or to deeds by members of, armed forces during hostilities. SEEK SEPARATION U.S. diplomats hoped that this U.S. attempt to separate the criminal terrorism issue from causes such as liberation and anti-colonialism would de- fuse the objections of various Arab, African and Asian states. First batch of refugees eye Canada NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuter) The first batch of Uganda Asians going to leave Entebbe Airport Wednesday, the Canadian high commission said today. The Asians, believed to be mostly holders of British pass- ports, will fly in a Canadian chartered DC-8. They will land at Montreal. Countries signing the pro- posed treaty would pledge to extradite alleged offenders or prosecute them under "severe penalties without undue de- lay." The Arab- African nations came close to keeping the ter- rorism issue off the 92-ilem General Assembly agenda alto- gether in a debate running far lie. in'o the night Saturday. The DARLINGTON, England (Reuter) Leaders from three of Northern Ireland's political parties opened talks ted ay on the constitutional future of Ul- ster amid tight security pre- cautions. Police, fearing a possible Irish Republican Army guer- rilla attack, patrolled in force around the grounds of the con- ference site, a hotel close to this northeast England indus- trial town. The parking of cars, which might contain bombs, has been banned for more than half a mile around the Georgian-style Europe Lodge hotel. All incoming mail was being cheeked for letter bombs. Round-the-clock patrols combed the D8-bedroom hotel's 15 acres of grounds. The golf course ad- joining it was closed to the pub- Four of Ulster's seven parties are boycotting the conference and observers see little chance of any positive results coming from the meeting. But William Whitelaw, the British minister in charge of Northern Ireland and the con- ference chairman, is still hope- ful, and sees the discussions as a start on the road to peace in Ulster. The main topic at today's dis- cussions will-be the question p! who should control the police in Northern Ireland. The Unionist party would like this power re- turned to a new Ulster Parlia- ment, but the Labor party and the Alliance party, wliich have both Catholic and Protestant followers, agree that security must remain in the bauds of the British government. A winter like storm ran roughshod over the southern portions of Alberta and Sas- katchewan during the weekend, leaving as much as two thirds of Prairie grain crops under snow and the weatherman has forecast the possibility of more of the same. Up to eight inches fell and temperatures were as much as 30 degrees below normal in many regions. Similar condi- tions could persist through Tuesday. The snowr started in southern ight Saturday. The world body finally de- cided to discuss "measures to stop international an item proposed by Secretary- General Kurt Waldheim by a vote of 66 to 27 with 33 abstain- ing. It defeated 57 to 47 a Ye- meni bid to put off the item un- til next year. parties attending tho three-day meeting are the Prot- e s t a n t-dominatod UnionfeS party, which ruled Northern Ireland until the British govern- ment. suspended the Ulster Par- liament there last March, tha small Northern Ireland Labor party and the moderate Al- liance party. Find bombs in mail CANBERRA (AP) Five suspected bombs have been found in mail addressed to Is- raeli diplomats in Australia, the government announced to- day. It was Body caught between tires of jetliner TOKYO (AP) The body of a young Chinese was found stuck between the tires of tho landing gear of a Cathay Pa- cific Airways jetliner when it arrived at Tokyo International Airport Sunday night from Taipei. "It was great." That's the way Dr. Bill Beckel, president of the Uni- versity of Lethbridge summed up lus feelings about the offi- cial opening of the new campus during tire weekend. Dr. Beckel said he was par- ticularly pleased with the pub- lic turnout for Ihe three-days of activities. "It was far better than I ex- pected, considering the weath- er. I was especially surprised by the number of people who came on Sunday and I heard a lot of good comments from the he said, WELCOMES PROMISE Dr. Beckel, who was official- ly installed as the second pres- ident of-the U of L during the weekend, said one of the high- lights of the opening was the assurance from Premier Peter Lougheed that the provincial government recognizes "t h o value of having a university in Lethbridge." He welcomed Ihe Premier's promise that the provincial government w i 11 treat the U of L as a special case until its enrolment makes it more self-sufficient. Dennis ,0'ConnelI, who was chairman of the committee re- sponsible for organizing the en- tire weekend, said Ihe opening was a total success. "I don't have enough super- latives to explain how 1 feel. It was just a great ho said. Mr. O'Conncll, who was de- scribed ns "an organizational genius" by Dr. Sam Smith, for, rner president of the U of L, said the weekend was not only significant for the university, but "for all of southern Alber- ta." "There were so many dis- tinguished people here out- standing public figures from all over said Mr. O'Con- nell. GOOD TURNOUTS The public participation In the celebrations was particu- larly pleasing, he said. So many people visited the cam- pus on Sunday "that we ran out of buttons and material for them." Dr. Owen Holmes, U of L vie e-president, said opening ceremonies marked the end oE an era. "For those like myself who have been involved right from the beginning there was a real feeling that it was the end of an era when the premier cut that ribbon he said in an interview. With the end of phase one establishment of the institution and location at the west cam- pus the university now must begin phase two "a period of strenghtening, consolidation and improving what we've he said. The U of L's distinctiveness is that it really only consists of two deparlments liberal arts and education faculties, ho said. "The success of this univer- sity will come by concentrat- ing on arts and education to an extent not possible at the other universities." About attended the pub- lic banquet Saturday night while an estimated 900 young people look in the Friday night concert and dance. Largo crowds also attended the con- vocation and official opening ceremonies. Mayor Andy Anderson said all have a right to be proud and very pleased" about the opening. "It is with a great deal of personal satisfaction to a lot people that we have reached this stage and have a very fine university here. "I have to compliment tha organizers it was so well done and we had so many dis- tinguished people here. I'm very pleased with t h e whole tiling." charged CALGARY (CP) Defence lawyer Milt Harradance says a 30 year old American pri- soner at the Calgary Correc- tional Institute was returned to the U.S. during the weekend before the msn could appeal a deportation order. Louis Wood, who escaped custody in Georgia and fled to Canada, was serving an 58- month sentence for possession of stolen property and escap- ing lawful custody. M-. Harradance said he ap- plipd Sept. 14 to the immigra- tion appeal board in Ottawa gainst a deportation order. The application was denied Sept. 18, but Mr. Harradance said the immigration appeal board act gives 15 days after such a denial for the person facing deportation to appeal in a federal court. Friday, he said, department of immigration officials and RCMP appeared in the man's cell, told him to get dressed, and drove him to Sweetgrass, Mont., south of Lethbridge, where he was turned over to U.S. lawmen. Eldon Woolliams, justice cri- tic for the Progressive Conser- vative party, said officials "just took the law into their own hands." More U of L pictures, stories on Pages 13, 14, and 18, 19 Seen and heard About town YOUNG Monique Michel eagerly awaiting her first look at baby sister Me- lissa, "to see if she's pretty" Sam Smith signing auto- graphs at the official opening of the university Wayne Quinn trying the "sex appeal approach" with a new hair style. Alberta about noon Saturday, bringing all harvest operations to an abrupt halt. Southern Alberta was the hardest hit, but most of tha crop is already in the bins. However, farmers in the area north and west of Calgary through to the Peace River re- gion face a bleak prospect of lowered grain quality and pro- longed harvest operations. The heaviest snowfalls were reported along the foothills in the southern portion of tho province. Snowfall north of Ed- monton was limited, but farm- ers in that region were hit earlier last week. Lethbridge re c e 1 v e d 6.8 inches of snow, equivalent to an inch of precipitation, Brian Sommervilie, public relations officer for the Aioerta Wheat Pool, said this morning that the snow fell on a line east and south of Red Deer. He said Alberta farmers have taken off only one third ol the total crop with the rest now lying under snow. From Lacombe to the Peace River region there has been no threshing, CROPS FLATTENED He said in the area north- west of Calgary, near the foot- hills, heavy snowfalls flattened all crops not already swathed. Mr. Sommervilie said this latest storm could result in the last of the top quality grain for this year. It will also decrease quality of malting barley left standing. Ralph Trimmer, plant indus- try head for the southern Al- berta regional office of the Al- berta department of agricul- ture, said warm dry weather conditions will be needed for farmers to complete the har- vest. The Lethbridge weather of- fice sees no definite break or moderating trend in sight. There will be variable cloudi- ness conditions today with high temperatures expected to reach the 35 to 40 degree range. Soviets wage 'battle for grain' New York Times Service MOSCOW As the grain deal with the Soviet Union con- tinued to stir political contro- versy in the United States, a new note of urgency has ap- peared to creep into front-page harvest reports in the Soviet press. With the wheat harvest only one third completed in some key areas, the first snow of the season was reported from the virgin lands of northern Ka- zakhstan, one of the principal theatres of operations in what hss been portrayed here as the "Battle for Grain." Burning plane kills 22 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) "It took one wall where the the burning plane through the front of the building. 17 kids were and just pushed Twenty of Ihe dead were ten- one witness gasped after a tatively identified as customers in the store. Two others had been sealed in one of the autos to peace scheme 'Says he's a General Amini' KAMPALA (Reuter) Uganda awaited Tanzania's re- action today to President Idi Amin's condition that Tan- 7anian forces be withdrawn from the border before he ac- cepts a peace plan. Amin indicated Sunday lhat ho was prepared to approve the five-point peace plan drawn up by Somalia's president, Mo- hamed Siad Barre. to settle the crisis between Tanzania and Uganda lhat last week tlireat- open war in East Africa. But Amin made clear to tho Somali mediator that Tanzania must pull its troops back at once from tho Uganda border and warned that they faced heavy air attack if they did not do so. Kampala radio said Amin de- scribed the peace plan as "very good" when lie received Somali Foreign Minister Omer Arteh, who has been shuttling between Kampala and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on a mission of me- diation. Earlier, when passing through Kenya on his way to Uganda from Tanzania, Arteh said that Tanzanian President Nyerere had accepted the Somali settlement propos- als. gasped burning plane slashed into an ice cream parlor jammed with children and their parents, kill- ing 22 persons. Authorities said one family of four died in the crash Sunday along with at least 10 children. Twenty-six others, mostly chil- dren, were injured when tha private plane catapulted across a highway shortly after takeoff cad hit Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor. Tiie pilot of the Korean war- vintage jet fighter survived and was quoted as saying, "I'm r.orry! I'm as he was pulled from the wreckage. The crash occurred as the F- Sabrejet was taking off from Sacramento's Executive Air- port after participating in an air show. The plane had been converted to civilian use. Witnesses said the plans ap- peared to lose power in the takeoff. It crashed on an old levee barrier at the end of the nimvay and hurtled across a four-lane highway. The craft burst into flames about the time it hit tlirce autos parked by the front entrance to the ice cream parlor. Two of the autos were rammed with crushed by the jet. The pilot was identified as. Richard Bingham, 36, of No- vato, Calif., general manager of Spectrum Air, a corporation controlled by William Perm Patrick, a prominent cosmetics manufacturer. JET CRASHES INTO KM CREAM PARLOR ;