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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH SATURDAY NEAR ZERO The Uthkidge Herald VOL. LX1V LKTHBHIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO PAGES CHEERS AT PHUTALA People of East Paki slan town of PKutala cheer arriving Indian troops, Phufa'a is located between Jessore and Dacca, Handwriting B.v ARNOLD ZEITLIN RAWALPINDI (AP) Just one year after Presi- dent Agha Mohammed Yahya Khan's military regime steered Pakistan through the first genera] election in its hislory, the predominantly Moslem nation is near- ing dismemberment. Indian troops and Bengali rebels are advancing In East Pakistan against lo 80.000 of Yahya Khan's troops who are virtually cut off from their homes in West miles across hostile Indian ter- ritory, 's Despite the Pakistani air force's claim that it is downing or damaging Indian aircraft at a 16-to-l ratio compared with its own losses. Indian jets have been flying bombing missions over army headquarters in Rawalpindi daily. So far, no interceptors have risen to meet them over tlie city. The war has emphasized what always was Pakis- tan's glaring separation of the country's two pa.rts. Air service between the two regions has halted; Indian fleets are enforcing a naval blockade. Move unhindered The West Pakistani troops in the east have no assured route for supplies and reinforcements while the Indians flow unhindered across the borders into the area where Moslem Bengalis have been, struggling for independence since late March. The Pakistani government's nearest ally is China, .which always has been uneasy over the prospect of the anti-Chinese East Pakistani political leader, Sheik Mujibiir Rahman, cominp 'n pnwer. With the Soviet Uninn India's ally in the present crisis, the Chi- nese arc undoubtedly alarmed at the prospect of pro- Soviet feeling iii the Bangla Desli government that India i? fighting to install in East Pakistan. Some points East Pakistan are only 90 miles from Chinese territory, and the Pakistanis apparently hope (he proximity prompt Peking to greater ma- terial aid. Some even dream of the Chinese massing along India's northeast border to put pressure on the Indians. The more you smoke, the more you wrinkle Calif. (AP) If ynu smoke, you're more likely to wrinkle, says n physician who has slndicd Ihc subject. more you Mimko. Ilin more ymi wrinkle if you're over 30, adri.s Dr. Harry The non-smoking licddiiip. internist reported on a quostinnmiirp study of I.I'M smokrr.s and non-smokrr.s in ihc Horniihor ir-'.n" nf Thr Annals of Iiilr.ni.il Mrdinnr "Tlin must lio.ivily wrinkled fbss in each wx snd p-nim was composed predominantly of Kiniell said. lie reported mon and women smokers In their 403 wore as heavily wrinkled ns non-smokers in their 60s. "1 think that what must happen is somolliing dis- inlo Ibo hiidy from Ihc inhaled smoke poos inlo Iho .sin-am and ll'i- bhxxl goes inlo the skin and Iho .skin is apl In heroine more Daniel) Security syst talks shelved BRUSSELS (AT) The Western Allies decided today to await a final Big Fcur agrce- Subway train operator found dead MONTREAL (CP) A sub- way operator was found dead today after he was trapped in a smoke-filled tunnel when two trains collided and fire broke out. The seven-hour fire disrupted service on the subway's north- south une. The operator, whose name was withheld, was trapped in his nine-car train after it col- lided with another nine-car train on a siding in a switching tunnel near the Henri-Bourassa sta- tion. The train had just discharged its passengers in the station was switching tracks when tha collision occurred. CLOSE STREET Police closed off Henri Bour- assa street near the station Thursday night and it remained closed today as several of the 30 pieces of fire equipment stood by. A spokesman for the Montreal Urban Community Transporta- tion Commission, which oper- ates the subway system, said today that se-rvicc would bo provided from the Hosemount station to the Bonaventure sta- tion, southern terminal of the eight-mile line, longest of the three-branch Metro system. mcnl on Berlin before initiating talks with the Soviet Union for a security system for Europe. But foreign ministers of the 15-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization, in t heir final statement after days of con- ference, gave no details on when and how they intend to pick up the Kremlin's proposal for a high-level conference on European security. At the same time, the United States and West Germany .signed an agreement on offset- ting S2.03 billion of the cost of keeping U.S. troops in West Germany for two years. This is an increase over the previous arrangement, which provided billion worth of help. "It reflects in a tangible way German determination and will- ingness to assume a larger share Of the burden of defending said U.S. State Secre- tary William Rogers. The agreement was reached in discussions here between thaniel Samuels, deputy under- secretary of state for economic affairs, and Axel Herbst of the West German foreign ministry. The West German contribu- tion wiil include loans to the United Elates, purchases of arms and planes and an out- right granl for renovation of U.S. troop barracks in Ger- many. Seen and heard Errors found in textbook EDMONTON (CP1 Errors contained in a grade eight science text book dealing wilh mete.rology will be corrected in a province wide memoran- dum, a University ot Alberta professor said today. H. W. Longley of the uni- versity's meteorolog i c a I de- partment first discovered the errors while teaching summer school courses to grade eight teachers. The text came into use in Alberta in 1969 and only this year were Ihe errors discover- ed. Prof. Jxingley said he had in- formed Education Minister Lou Hyndman of the inaccuracies .'tnil the minister indicated a memorandum, listing necessary corrections, would go otil lo all junior high schools in Alberla. About town PSYCHOLOGISTS Peter and Carl Cliampman believing in psychk" happenings after ineeling the same delightful couple, by accident three times Pplpr Mclaughlin making weekly secret ad- mirer phone calls, anony- mous to the point that all his victims know who he is Bud Mac-Million spending a week fishing and not catch- ing anything until the last day when he landed two 11- poundcrs. Search for missing plane Canadian Forces rescue pianos are searching southern Alberta for a single engine air- craft missing with four persons on board. The single engine Becehcrafl K, carrying the four persons believed to be from Calgary, left Great Falls, Montana air- port at a.m. today and was destined to arrive in Calgary two hours later. Tlic plane's pilot was report- ed lo have conducted a routine radio weather check near the border about an hour later. He did not indicate any difficulty at the time. Two rescue aircraft based from Edmonton and CFB Comox on Vancouver Island are currently searching for the aircraft. The pilot of the missing air- craft filed a flight plan prior to take-off. The plane was also eqi'jppcd with a crash position indicator w h i c h sends an electronic distress signal when a plane crashes. The indicator can also be set off manually. The missing aircraft is said to have had sufficient fuel for eight hours of flight time. Airlift oops cca t KARACHI, West Pakistan (Reuler) Hundreds of for- eigners including Canadians, Britons. Germans and Swiss, were evacuated from Pakistan by air today. A Canadian armed forces Boeing 707 flew out more than 200 Canadians and other nation- als and the RAF planes airlifted 37.7 Britons. The Canadian Boeing took off for Tehran. Iran, today with Ca- nadian evacuees and 35 Ger- mans from German companies and a German school in Kara- chi. At Ottawa, a defence depart- ment spokesman said the Cana- dian air force Boeing 707 car- ried the biggest single load o( passengers in the hislory of the Canadian armed He said the galley had teen removed so that 212 seats could be put in the plane. But some passengers had stood. There was a crew of five. The spokesman said plans now are to fly refugees out of Islamabad Sunday. Meanwhile, new arrange- ments had been made for a ref- ugee flight by a Canadian Her- cules transport plane from Bangkok to Dacca. The third attempt will likely be made Saturday. An air raid on Dacca airport by Indian fighters prevented the first at- tempted landing. Anti-aircraft fire from naval ships in the Bay of Bengal prevented tlie second. Hyndman steps iiilo school rift EDMONTON (CP) Educa- tion Minister Lou Hyndman has stepped inlo a dispute be- tween teachers and trustees in the Bow Valley School Authori- ties Association, which erupted into a strike by the teachers eight days ago. Mr. Hyndman announced to- day that he win implement a regulation which permits him to withdraw the teacher wage portion of grants paid to school hoards by the provincial gov- ernment. About 12.000 students were af- fected when teachers in the counties of Mounlain View and Whcatland. the school divisions of Three Hills and Drumhelkr Valley and the school districts of Banff. Canmore and Hanna went on strike. Also see Page 29. From AP-REUTEIl Indian troops vaulted the last river hnrrier to Dacca today, establishing a bridgehead on the Meg'.ma 36 miles northeast of the provincial capital, an Indian army spokesman reported. The spokesman said "no major obstruction" now lies in ths path of UK Indian army to PREMIER GANDHI ignores criticism Dacca. New dispatches from Dacca reported before corr.iuu- nications were cut off that thou- sands of civilians were fleeing. The bridgehead was estab- lished unopposed on the west bank of Asbuganj. Indian troops crossed the river, three miles wide at that point, by river steamer and helicopter, said the spokesman, Col. B. P. Rikhye, in Calcutta. People in Dacca apparently wore fearful of heavy casualties lierlrand Icsletl for heart paiii QUEBEC (CP) Jean- Jacques B e r I r a n d, former Union Nationale premier of Quebec, checked out of Laval Hospital Thursday night after several hours of tests for heart pain. baseball NEW YORK fAPi A base- hall signed by Babe Ruth. Lou Cnhrig. Bill Dickey. Tony Laz- zari and other members of the 1S27 world champion New York Yankees team has been sold at airlion for 5250. Charles Hamil- ton Galleries said the sum paid Thursday night by a private collector was II'? highest-over auction price ever for a base- ball. Canada still in the dark on foreign investment SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS O'I'AWA (CP Revenue Minister liorb (iray stole the spotlight from the Commons op- position Thursday wild a speech on foreign investment. Hill uhen ho was finished. Hip. rnnntry still in HIP dark ahmil rnnornto rnn in tho iTiimonl fnr- rign imrsinient policy state-. mcnl, scheduled to be released around Christmas. Mr. Gray, speaking on an op- position day motion put forward by New Democrat Lender David Txnvis calling on Ihc govern- ment to regain control of the Canadian r r o n o in y, outlined three areas in which Iho govern- ment can act nn fitreign invest- ment agcmr.nl of Canadian cntrepreneuir.ship lo support in- novation, technological develop- ment anil greater efficiency in capital markets; of tlio in- dustrial slruflnro "with small inlcrnal.innalh -onnipoiiti' o uholhor Ihrv an- or --Direct dealing with foreign investment, recognizing Can- ada's need for it in some areas and taking into account lhat there are both costs and benc- fils associated with il The latter area would include such measrres a.s Iho screening aeoncy proposed to control for- eign inveslmenl in a study pro- pared under Mr. Gray's diroo.- tion for thr cabinet. A version it was leaked tn 5 Toronto m.-igayiKc last momli. Hni Iho minister PMC ra'inn whether a decision hnd been t.'ikcn lo go ahead the scroo.ning agency. Ho didn't fifu'r any sproifios nn Iho pnlir-y v.hioh ommon: ha, if. onm ,-inrl print me of .studios on it was based. The NDP leadci said it is cle.ii- Canada mn-t retain close and friendly relations wilh Ihe U.S. But Canadians wore in- creasingly realizing that every a.spoct of thoir livos is invaded by fiiroii.'n domination. sni'gr.'Mcd Iho p.mornmont got to work on Iho problem, oven though it rouldii'l be solved overnight, if the Pakistani army makes a stand there. About Paki- stani troops are in the Dacca area and Indian warplancs are pcunding them. India also reported fighting with Pakistani troops all along the western front in Kashmir- and to tlie south. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi brushed aside the United Na- tions call for an immediate ceasefire and declared that India would "take all steps'' In achieve the independence of East Pakistan. The Associated Press said she "rejected'1 a ceasefire at this time. Reulers said she neither rejected or accepted it and quoted her as saying only that it was "under consideration." Pakistan said it accepted the ceasefire appeal provided that UN observers were stationed on both sides of the border, a con- dition previously rejected by India. In a speech at a university rally in New Delhi. Mrs. Gandhi said India has nothing against the 104 nations that voted for the ceasefire resolu- tion but declared: "We shall never shirk our responsibility, and the enemy shall be crush- ed." "We shall take all steps to bring peace and liberate the people of Bengla she continued. "No power in the world can break the solidarity of tlie people of India in this great task." WON'T MALT DRIVE Evidently referring to the United S'tates, the prime min- ister said no big power could pressure India into abandoning its drive for an independent East Pakistan. "If you give us aid, we wel- come it. If you co-cperate with us. we welcome it. But we will not give up our independent ac- tions just, because you help she said. India's foreign minister, Swaran Singh, left for New York to present India's case at the United Nations. The Soviet deputy foreign minister, Vasstly Kuznetsov. is expected in New Delhi today for consultations on India's next moves after the capture of East Pakistan. OTTAWA TP) Canada does not want to have its dollar revalued upward "in exchange for Prime Minister Trudeau said today in the Com- mons. Replying lo Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield, he added that the U.S. apparently is not com- mitted lo not. asking Canada for an upward revision. Mr. S a n f i e 1 d had ssked whether the government has re- ceived assurances from the U.S. that it will not insist on an up- waid valuation of the Canadian dollar in relation to the Ameri- can dollar as part of a world currencies adjustment expected this month or next. International representatives will meet in Washington Dec. 17 to discuss adjustments in world currencies. If no conclusions are reached, the group will meet again in late January. Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pepin repeated that there is no connection between the ex- change rale on the Canadian and American dollars and any modifications in the auto pact and other bilateral trade mat- ters. llo was referring to U.S. econ- omist Pitsrre Rinfrot's assertion thai Canada will get a favorable two-per-cent devaluation against the U.S. dollar in exchange for auto pact concessions. Mr. Pcpin described Mr. Rin- fret as "very imaginative" and said the economist "happened'' to be at the Tnideau-NLxon din- ner in Washington last Monday night. Cup of Milk Fund Thanks Coleinan Tlie Cup of Milk Fund has passed Iho mark in its drive to Hie. goal. Tne price of Canadian skim milk (when it can be there is a serious shortage) is 30 cents a jjound this Christ- mas. Dr. Lotta Hitsclimanova has located pounds of skim milk powder. A dollar donation will buy about 45 cups of milk for Ihn Easl Pakistan refugee children in India. There is hope for these chil- dren. The war grows worse and the whole situation is siok- rning. Hill we musl take heart. Thank you Coloman friends for the donation in memory of Mrs Irene Coovor. Crado r> lo.'u-lior died in S-'ptombor. "Sh" Invod all rllildrni. n'- what color or location." MANY THANKS Thank you Sean and Ingram for vour kind letter. Wo also want to thank tiin K.-.inbov: Sunday SVhool at Monarch for a nioe lellor a wonderful donation. They write: "Once we Inke pleas lire in donating the ounlonts of our birthday box for tho Cup of Milk Fund. This amounted lo but dua In Uio grc.il need we decided to add to H this year and send God blcs; you." God ble.ss you, south Al- bert ans, for your support. We have been through this cam- paign for many years now. Tlie Herald appreciates your devot- ed friendship and your all-out confidence and support. There's a lot of inhumanity to man. This drive makes sense to us. Pleaso help. Write Cup of Milk, LeUibrirltfe Herald. ;