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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY 50-55. "vbTTTxv NO. tax game LETHBH1DGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, APRIL dif.HHe-rs' ai'iimnr-nt, was vHnforcpr] hv Mir in- troduction of a sirong bcrr. In B.C., brewer Ben fiinler produced what he call- ed a malt liquor that was up to 12 per cent alcohol by volume. Non-drinking Premier A. C. Bennett told Mr. C'linlor through the B.C. Liquor Control Board to bring his (o per cent. The Mrong beer in Quebec i.s about fi.o per cent hy volume. No other province now has a beer over fc.S per cent Refused visa to present Nobel prize STOCKHOLM (Renter) Tha secretory of the Swedish Acad- emy, Dr. Karl Raguar Gierow, paid today he has refused o visa to the Soviet Union to present the 1970 X'obcl literature prize winner. Alexander Sol- liis gold medal. Dr. scheduled to (ravel to Moscow Saturday and hand over (he prize (o the au- thor at a private ceremony in a friend's house the following day. The move fame a day after the writer, in his first interview with a Western reporter for years, said (list, a "forbidden, "contaminated zone" lias been formed around himself and his family in the Soviet Union. Solzhcnitsyn, 53 officially dis- graced in the Soviet Union, de- clined to collect his prize ill Stockholm 1C months ago he- cause he ed he would not be allowed to return to his home- land. U.S. inrns back CHI peace talks res ump lion PARIS (AP) The United Slates rejected today a demand by Norlh Vietnam and the Viet Cong that the Vietnam peace talks hern resume Thursday. Tlie UnitrrJ Stales, seconded by I he South Vietnamese govern- ment, indefinitely suspended tho conference March 23, saying they were willing to resume tho talks if tho Communists inch- rated a desire to engage in "se- rious discussions." guard ses en MOP-UP Debris Utters the street in front of a Montreal building housing the offices of Ihe Cuban Trade Commission which was rocked by two dynamite charges earlier Tuesday. One man was kilted in tKo explosions. (CP Wirepholo) to repel North thrust A f AV> Presi- dent Nixon lias ruled out for now the reintroduction of United .Slates ground forces to repel the North Vietnamese thrust into South Vietnam. But he is holding open his option of send- ing of U.S. planes against North Vietnamese targets. The president's stance was re- ported by reliable sources after Nixon and his top advisers held an urgent round of conferences Monday to ponder ways of countering the strongest Com- munist push since Tot of 3DG3. As Hie strategy sessions con- tinue, administration spokesmen are stressing that turning back the Communist offensive is a "South Vietnamese operation." Presidential press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler used that phryse twice at a briefing Mon- day when he reported that Nixon is "watching the situation very closely." Ziegler also cited as ''totally reflective of Hie over-all admin- istration view" a statement by stale department spokesman Robert .1- McCloskey that the North Vietnamese attack was Printed only good news, U.S. newspaper folds SACRAMENTO. Calif. CAP) A newspaper which printed only good news has foldccl after 16 months because of creditors who didn't look on the bright side of things. And typically, Mie bad news of the demise of The Good Nc'svs Paper will never be printed in (lie biweekly tab- loid. "It would be uncharacter- istic of The Good News Paper to print (lie .story of its demise." said publisher Bill Fiailfy. n father of five who laniK'hfrl (lie vpii'urr, with Bailey said his all-time, fa- vorite good news story was the first edition's lead item which began: "In the United States last year, citizens did not commit a criminal offence, col- lege students did not partici- pate in a riot or student dem- onstration and citi- zens did not use illegal drugs." "I learned a lot of Bailey said. "I learned that people want good I. would do il al! over again H 1 had thr. monev.'' an invasion across the- demili- tarized zone in violation of the 19G3 "understanding'1 between the United States and North Vietnam. That though never acknowledged by North President Lyndon b, Johnson lo suspend bombing raids deep into North Vietnamese territory. The McCloskey-Ziegler state- ments seemed to leave open tho possibility ol resuming U.S. air strikes well inside North Viet- possibility later rein- forced by disclosure of Nixon's position. Th2 sources' use of the word ''reintroduction'1 in relation to U.S. ground forces apparently would allow Nixon to order re- maining U.S. combat troops to rr-pulse any Communist attack U.S. installations. Nixon said months ago that the U.S. ground-combat role has ended, and his reluctance to send U.S. troops into battle now fits with his expressed confi- dence that South Vietnam i s prepared to withstand the long- oxpected Communist offensive. MOKB RASES FAU, Meanwhile, on the hattlefront South Vietnamese forces lost Iwo more bases in their north- ernmost province today a s United Stales air and naval forces hit the invading North Vietnamese, The South Vietnamese com- mander in (he said the invasion across the demilitar- ized zone has been stopped after five days. But Associated Press correspondent H o 1 g e r Jensen reported from the front 1 hat Ihe Soul h Vic! na mesn navy abandoned its northern a' Ihe nirmlh on the Cua Virl Hiver Monday night afler three of heavy altacks. MONTREAL fCP) Two dy- namite bombs exploded witliin 15 seconds early today, ripping apart the Cuban trade commis- sion offices and killing a Cuban guard. The trade commission offices, on the lop floor of a 12-storey building on north-end Metropoli- tan Boulevard, are across the city from the downtown Cuban consulate. Killed in the quick succession of explosions was Sergio Perez. 25, a Cuban national employed .1 guard at the offices. Four other Cuban guards, armed with revolvers and semi-automatic rifles, tried lo prevent police from entering the offices. They were later ar- reslcd- The dynamite bombs shat- tered tiie lop southeast corner of the building and showered the street below with concrete and glass. KK.CAU, JULY INCIDENT Last July, an incendiary de- vice described by a police dem- olition expert as a "childish ar- rangement of a fire Vionib1' was found ont.sJde the trade commis- sion office. A member of the Cuban delegation discovered it outside a door lo the stairwell and kicked il two storeys down. Police said at the time that if was so crude there was no dan- ger of it exploding. Four fire bombs wore thrown at the Soviet consulate in down- town Montreal Jan. 23, causing about damage. One em- ployee was injured extinguish- iiim a fire at the building's front door. The incident involving foreign governments are a twist from the usual rash of bombings that have hit Montreal almost an- nually since the early 1960s. But the early bombings were gener- ally associated with terrorist groups seeking the violent sepa- ration of Quebec from the rest of Canada. At Ottawa Cuban Ambasa- dor Jose Fernandez de Cassio today called on C. M, Drury, acting external affair minis- ter, to "inform him of the sit- uation" regarding (he bombing of the Cuban Iradc commis- sion office in Montreal. However, an external affairs department, spokesman said that so far as he was aware, the ambassador made no kind of protest. SECOND IXCIDKNT The bombing was the second incident in less than a day in- volving Cuban property in Can- flda. Earlier Monday, an explo- sive device was found near the Cuban embassy in Ottawa. Po- lice said it was the second such device found near Cuban property in that city in the last two weeks. After the package w a s re- moved by military experts, po- lice reported that there was no detonator on the device. Two pieces of paper with Miami, Fla., written on them were found near the scene, Ot- tawa police said. Many activist Cuban refugee organizations are reported to located in the .Miami Area. Seen and heard About town K I E R Murray Silivon sporting a cast on the leg be broko plaving racket ball at the YMCA Mary Murray shattering a JO-ycar punctuality record and turn- ing un half ;m Itcur late optimistic Jolm Opigcr trying to Irndr his snow priors for a rarlon of sun Ian lotion in ex- ion of seasonal wostbor. AWAITS WORD Mrs. Sergio Perez, wife of tha Cubon nationol who was killed in a dynamite blast ihe Montreal offices of the Cuban Trade Commission early Tuesday, stands with her child aj ihe awaits word on the condition of her husband. Mr. Perez later died in hospilol, (CP Wirepholo) in r peace talks NEW DELHI Prime Minister Indira Gandhi said loday that India is in "direct touch'1 v-ilh Pakistan to arrange peace, talks thai she hopes will lend to ''an era of friendship and co-operation" on the sub- continent. don't propose lo negoti- ate in any spirit of arrogance; we don't lo humiliate any- one: we should like to speak to Pakistan in a spirit of friend- ship nntl the prime minister told Parliament, She did not reveal how or where India and Pakistan are having their first acknowledged contact since their two-week var in December that led to tho creation of an independent Bangladesh in what formerly was Fast Pakistan. purposely didn't want to said the prime min- ister's spokesman. In making her announcement, tlie prime minister stressed anew that India does noi. want any third even its Soviet allies--to bring any pres- sure on her government to make peace with Pakistan. "The Soviet Union is a friend of India and we value this Mrs, Gandhi said. BELFAST f Renter) Repub- lican guerrillas replied today with sub-machine-guns to the weekend peace cnll by a group of Roman Catholic women in district of this Northern Ireland capital. Three Rimmen opened up on a British Army patrol noon after rlnwn and a brief but fierce bat- tle ensued. There were no cas- ualties on cither side. An army officer at Ihe scene of the gimfiebt said there was little dnuhl the incident was a deliberate gosture by Ihe Irish Republican Army lo show Mint Iheir word was Mill faw in Ihe arc-is. Clampdown urged on foreign, students JIM roust; KDMONTOM (CI'j Some hard Ihinking and hot vords arc rxpet'lorj next inonlh when 11m Univerpjly of A Iberia's general rnmirit discusses limil- ing Hir number of MD rntpring onginerring. Tho engineering f.irulfy says foreign students .should com- prise a maximum of 20 per cent of the total undergraduate en- rolment of the previous years. Also, only seven per cenl of the enrol merit should be from one country. The proposed restrictions are aimed primarily al students from Hone Kong, who raaka un 70 per cent of the ICO foreign students now studying engineer- ing nf the university. Another It per cent arc from Singapore. There, arc- Miidcnt.s in rn- giiirerirtc This yonr. If rcstrk- 1 if ins a IT: npprnml. Iho. from Hong Knng drop to 86 next year from 111 (his year. However, total foreign student enrolment could go as high as 246, or fifi students more than this year. SKFK The idea, Doan (ivorgc Ford, i.s "lo regu- late the distribution of foreign ftuilents within Ihr- Whv? When the foreign student pop- ulations becomes too t.'irgc in relation In Canndirsn slmlenls, s.iys Knrd, "Ihere i.s ,1 barrier mv] [vossihly ncfnal rr pen t mm t'' h rt urrn 'he w n groups "This rcMiUs in a .serious lack of Ihe desirer] inter-aclion be- tween ttie two elements.'' Dean Ford says Chinese stu- dents in his faculty aren't rc.illy part of classes or university life because I hoy band together, follow tbr same intcrrsls iind spciik their iwn Lim- iting their numbers would forco them lo integrate with other 01 more serious consequence, he says, is Ihe fact that al- though tliry come lo on film! en L visns, mnsl Kniitf s I u d e n t s remain hern aflcr gradual inn mid have difficulty finding jobs. PAID srnsmv Dean Ford says the provincial government pnys a subsidy to each foreign student, The university has no plans to restrict foreign-student enrol- ment by Ihcii" Jiiinuiil fees. However, il.-, ad'iliiiU1, I ho privalcly operated Camrosc Lu- theran College, about 50 miles Foutheast of here, raised the foreign student fee lo SI.400 this yenr from Kmig studonls ;irc upscl. by pns.sjbilily of enrolment, restrictions. MOST Most Horn; Kong Muitents got jobs in Canada, contribute to the economy and in (his v.ny return a to Cruuulkin tax- payers, says Michael past president of the university's student association. Meanwhile, Jim Al- bertn'.s fur advanced education, lold tin- legislature recently Ihftt the province has no plans of its own for limiting enrolment of foreign students. Monday, only a few hundred yards from where today's battle look place, a women's peace meeting was broken up by women IRA supporters who burst in waving placards and singing republican songs. The peace demonstrators called the mectini: to gather support fnr a temporary truce hy the IKA. Their peace move followed the death of a mother ol 10 children in an IHA gun battle lasl week. In Dublin, the IKA's Provi- sional whip altnrko-r] tho Roman f'.itholic primalo. William Car- dinal Comvay, Monday niphl for Easier ileminriniion nf the. fnnliniied of violence in Northern TfolrmH. Parwle marshal TAI-frARV UTi Chief Dan of Ili'i re- serve in uoi Hi Var.c'fiiiver will parade, for (he CaIgary VS1.1 mperJe p.iradc this year, ttie exhibition board announced Expects Sonia CAP) MeMalion, -11. wife of Au.suMi- an Prime Mi nisi or VTillum Me- Mali on. I'.xjuv! iniz iKrd child in Oi'lubcT. ilic min- ister's office announced here. McMahon, 6-1, married tho for- mer Sonia Hopkins in 1965. ;