Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
China turns back on arms parley Mtndoy, THI LETHMIDGE HERALD TOKYO (AP) Communist China announced Saturday it op- poses a five-country conference on nuclear disarmament pro- posed by the Soviet Union to discuss problems of nuclear dis- armament. Peking's official New China news agency, in a lengthy state- ment, said it was invited hy Moscow June 15 to take part in a conference of the five powers possessing nuclear the Soviet Union, the United I States, C o in m 11 n i 51 China. France and Britain. The Peking broadcast urged instead "a summit conference of all countries" to discuss the issue. It also called for conclu- sion of an accord on non nu- clear weapons. The agency said the Chinese government's stand on nuclear weapons "has always been clear." China "has consistently stood for the complete prohibi- tion and thorough destruction o! nuclear ,ind "has de- clared on many occasions that at no time and in no circum- stances will China be (he first to use nuclear weapons." It called on the United States and the Soviet Union to make the same declaraion, and "dis- mantle all nuclear bases set up on the territories of other coun- tries" to demonstrate "they have the desire to realize nu- clear disarmament." Despite a partial nuclear test-ban treaty in July, 1963, fol- lowed by a scries of agreements including the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, "the United States and the Soviet Union have continued their nuclear weapon tests without lo'up, their production of nuclear weapons is becoming ever more developed, their stockpiles of nuclear weapons are becomiig greater and greater and they are stationing in many other countries their1 troops armed with nuclear weapons." The agency said: "Prevention of nuclear war, elimination and complete prohibition and thor- ough destruction of nuclear weapons are matters affecting the peace and security of all countries of the world and a few nuclear countries have no right lo brush aside the majority of the countries in the world and arbitrarily hold a conference to consider and decide upon mat- ters of such great importance." Diamond disappear HERFORD, Germany (AP) Diamonds worth disap- peared from two packages mailed to a firm which appar- ently dcos not exist, police said Saturday. The diamonds were mailed from Amsterdam June 21 to a company called the German Diamond Wholesale Society in this Westphalian town. Police said no one claimed them in Herford, and the Ger- man post office returned the packages unopened to Antwerp Jewelers in Amsterdam. The jewel firm then reported the diamonds were not in the pack- ages. Insurers of Antwerp Jewelers are offering a reward of for recovery of the stones. MANNED CONSTANTLY New York state fish hatcher- res are open seven days a week and are manned 24 hours a day. HELD HOSTAGE The cashier of a Munich bank carries a sack of money from the bank with a girl hostage tied by rope to his belt during a robbery. One of the Iwo men who held up the West German bank is in the door at rear with a hood over his head. The holdup ended in a shootour with police in which one bandil was killed and one hostage wounded. Hailstones dent cars CARPET and LINO (Complete Free Estimates! No Obligation! PHONE 327-8578 CAPITOL FURNITURE "The Carpet House ol ths South" WHITECOURT (CP) Cars were dented, windows smashet and trees stripped of Lheii leaves Saturday when a storm spitting huge hailstones ton through this community 13C miles northwest of Edmonton Damage likely will be Would up to make life brighter? Money builds up in your house. Every timeyou make a house payment. Every time property values go up. Your equity keeps growing. 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Hardest hi was the nearby Blue Ridge dis trict. TV. storm was believed to have damaged an area 10 miles wide and 20 to 30 miles long. Several persons were injured by flying glass from broken windows as winds gusted to 40 miles an hour. Many trailers were heavily damaged. A severe thunderstorm also swept through the town of Wag- ner on the south shore of Lesser Slave Lake, dropping hail- stones. In Edmonton, the weather of- fice said it observed on radar a Prisoners sue for death of pet BIVEHHEAD, N.Y. (AP) A group of 22 prisoners at the million Suffolk County jail have filed suit in state Supreme Court over the "assassination" of their pet mouse, Morris. The prisoners said in a suit filed here that Morriss, who was rained to keep other mice off their cell tier, was emoved from a plastic cage by jail offi- cials June 29 and flushed down a toilet. The suit asks that the de- fendants, Sheriff Philip F. Corso and Warden Charles Cyrta, show cause why "the officials assassinated Mor- ris, the tame mouse, and do nothing whatsoever to con- trol and exterminate the wild variety." The prisoners claim the jail is overrun by "wild ro- dents, roaches, ants, mos- quitoes, flies and but Corso replied that tha pest problem "is no worse than in any home where the windows are open." Greyhound income up CALGARY (CP) _ Grey- lound Lines of Canada Ltd. had net income, of or "1 rcnls a share for the sis months ended June 30, com- pared with or 31 cents a share in the previous period. Revenues for tho first half rere up from in 1970. possible tornado near Drayton Valley, 55 miles southwest of the city. Canada to push trade with China before United States enters game OTTAWA (CP) Canada must set up trade relations with China before the United States enters the game, Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pepin says. "We have to push OIT position In China as strongly as and as rapidly as can so as to establish a position by the time the great reconciliation takes place between the Chinese and Americans." Mr. Pepin, who visited China several weeks ago, was speak- ing on the CTV program Ques- tion Period, taped earlier for broadcast Sunday. lie acknowledged the danger suggested by an interviewer that the U.S. could steal trade from Canada as it establishes its own relations with Peking. Suez canal reopening appears forlorn hope CAIRO (Reuter) The Suez canal ceasefire is one year old this weekend but, from Cairo, prospects of reopening the wa- terway to traffic still look gloomy. Newspapers here have al- ready written off the latest mis- sion to Israel by Joseph Sisco, U.S. assistant secretary of stale, as a failure. As Sisco returned to Washing- ton after talking in terms of hopes rather than progress, Egyptian commentators ex- pressed skepticism. Al Akhbar said good intentions by the U.S. about reopening the canal as a Man charged following stabbing death EDMONTON (CP1 Vimy Ross Severight, 24, of Edmon- ton, was charged with non-capi- tal murder following the stab- bing death of a man Saturday. Police said Orville Bernard Cote 25, also of Edmonton, died in hospital after suggerir.g a stab wound in his upper right chest. Police said there were six witnesses to the stabbing in a city residence. prelude to a complete Israeli withdrawal must be doubted so long as it is sending more arms to Israel. Sickle killing suspect held SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The FBI said it has arrested Clarence Otis Smith, 43, at Brownsville, Tex., in connection with the sickle killings of two campers near Nevada City last month. The FBI said Smith was ar- rested when he entered Hie United States from Mexico. 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