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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SUFFERING MOUNIf. and mal- nutrition take their toll of the children who cry aloud in their agony. East Pakistan children are depending on south Albertans' kindness this Christmas. Back the fund. Cup of Milk Fund Hurry, Hurry fund needs a day Will Hie Cup o! Milk Fund reach its goal by Christmas? a it is to do so, we'll hare to raise nearly a'day to reach our objective. Send donations to Cup of Milk, Lcthbridge Herald. Millions of refugees are suffering and thousands more are being displaced by the war now being waged1. Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova of the Unitarian Service Committee, writing to us Dec. 8 from Ottawa, says: "We need every nickel you can raise for us, with gratitude. I am 'deeply shocked by events, as you can well imagine." Proves its ivorth At the same time, the USC representative in West Bengal. Swami Yuktanantla of the Ramakrishna Mis- sion in Ranchi, Bihar, writes: "In the 13 camps run by the Ramakrishna Mission in four bordering states, we have been sen-tag people. USC's cup of milk has proved its worth and with that a balanced baby food manufactured by Glaxo Laboratories) is added. This is also purchased by the funds made available by the USC." One packet of "Complan'' sustains an infant about 10 days. If milk is not available it is given with water. "I have no words that can help solve the terrible problem, a problem for years to writes Swami Yuktananda. We also learn that girls rescued deep inside East Bengal have no shelter. Many are with child. It is biting cold. We must help them, somehow. Great victory for women9s lib By STl'AltT LAKE OTTAWA (CPi H Indian women are allowed io keep their Indian status after they marry white men, "it, will be the greatest victory ever for women's 3 Quebec Indian leader says. Frank Horn of the Caughnawaga reserve near Montreal, brother of fiery Indian spokes-woman Kahn- Tir.eta Horn, was part of a delegation from two Que- bec reserves in Ottawa to express opposition to a re- cent court decision involving -leanette Vivian Lavelle. Mrs. Lavelle was restored to Indian status after tiie Ontario Court of appeal said she was the victim cf discrimination localise Indian men who many whites can retain their Indian stains. Mr. Horn and his group want the right to be represented by their own lawyer in the Supreme Court of Canada when the case is heard in February or March next year. He said the entire Indian Act might as well be )nm up if the high court upholds the Ontario court decision. Need backup man In addition lo arguments on behalf of the Indians From Uie justice department, another lawyer should back him up with arguments "from an Indian's point ot vieu." Mr. Horn saifl. Italians need the proteeliun of every clause of the Indian "and it that means discrimination, we are lor it." he added. Mr. Horn said il v. as a women's liberation group thai needled Mrs. Lnvelle into taking action .igaiust the Infii-ai affairs department seeking lo regain her I! her is .stand, il means many of v.lliU'S or halfbreeus will he allowed til en re.servt-s and lake, control of Ihe. Indian lands, he ,d. It also means that Ihe Indian affairs department's buf'eel vvnuld have to be almost doubled lo lor.k after tin- Indians." he .saiil. Or lindgeLs would remain and reserve living slamlairis vioilld reach new depths. The Lethbridge Herald HIGH FORECAST SUNDAY ZERO "Scrum" South Alberta and Southeastern B.C." Price 15 Cents VOL. LXV No. 1 TETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER n, 1971 FIVE SECTIONS 76 PAGES Surrender appeal issued as India units close in From AP-KEUTEB Indian troops claimed today to have smashed three strong pockets of Pakistani resistance in northern East Pakistan as the Indian army commander Nixon opens talks WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon launches a series of summit meetings Sunday with European and Asian allies de- signed to show solidarity before iiis trips to China and the Soviet Union next year. Nixon flies to a mid-Atlantic meeting with French President Georges Pompidou in the Azores that will set the tempo for five months of intensive presidential diplomacy, cli- maxed by his visits to Peking and Moscow. The essential message that Nixon will carry to Pompidou and other allied leaders is that U.S. overtures to China and ef- forts to case tension with the Soviet Union will not be made at any other country's expense. Nixon and Pompidou also are expected to question each other further on a solution to the world monetary crisis, in ad- vance of important Group of Ten talks here next week. During his two-day stay in the Azores, Nixon will confer also witli Premier Marcello Caclano of Portugal. Nixon's conferences in the Azores will be followed by oth- ers later this month with British Prime Minister Edward Heath in Bermuda and with West Cer- Chancellor Willy Brandt -A Key Biscayne, Fla. Early in January will meet Japanese Premie'r Eisaku Sato at S'an Clemente, Calif. Byelectioii at Stetiler in February EDMONTON (CP) A pro- vincial byelection to fill the va- cancy caused 1-y the death of Jack Robertson, Progressive Conservative member for Stel- tier, likely will be held in mid- February. Funeral services for Mr. Rob- ertson elected in the Aug. 30 general balloting, were held Friday in Stettler with many members of the provincial cabinet attending. Provincial election legisla- tion requires the seat to be fill- ed before the March 2 opening of the legislature. Provincial election legisla- tion requires the seat to be fill- ed before the March 2 opening of the legislature. Standing in the 75-s e a I leg- islature now is: Progressive Conservalives 48. Social Credit 25. New Democratic Party one, vacant one. broadcast a new surrender ap- peal to the Pakistan army. In a message to Gen. Farman Ali. the Pakistani army com- mander, Gen. Sam Maneekshaw advised Ali's forces in Bangla Desh "to surrender immedi- ately as the Indian army is clos- ing in on them from every direction. There is no escape for you." "Resistance is senseless and will mean the death of many soldiers under your command, quite unnecessarily." the Indian commander said. "I have been extremely moderate so far in (he amount of force I am using to reduce your garrisons, but I cannot allow any further delay." Maneekshaw made two simi- lar appeals earlier this week. The Indian army said earlier today il had "liberated" the garrisons at Jamalpur, Mymen- singh and Hilli, Pakistani .strongholds in northern East Pakistan. All-India radio reported that a fierce battle is taking place in the Rajathan Desert across the border from the Indian town of Bnrmer. In the air, Indian air lores planes bombed the. airliel'l at Cox's Bazar in East Pakistan and Indians claimed the strike caused considerable damage. The attack, a spokesman said, was designed to prevent the Pakistanis from using the air- strip to escape from East Paki- stan. Meanwhile, the Soviet gov- ernment denied today that "Indian warplanes and missile boats" operating in the Indo- Pakistani war were manned by Soviet personnel. EVACUATION STALLED Meanwhile. Wester n diplo- matic sources in New Delhi re- ported that an attempt to evacu- ate nearly 500 nationals from Dacca has been abandoned fol- lowing the Pakistani govern- ment's refusal to permit United Nations-chartered aircraft, in- cluding a Canadian Forces Her- cules transport plane, to land in the city. They said the Pakistanis had gone back on an earlier agree- ment to permit UN planes to land in Dacca after making a technical stopover in a condition set by the Indians for calling off bombing raids around the provincial capital. A highly-placed Western dip- lomat said that the evacuation was cancelled after the Cana- dian transport was refused laud- ing permission at Dacca this morning and had to return lo Calcutta. PAUSE IN BOMBING There appeared, however, lo te no hitches in the continuing evacuation of foreign nationals from Karachi, where the Indian defence ministry said it had or- dered four-hour bombing pauses on Friday and today. Pakistan claimed that Indian aircraft made a new raid on Karachi harbor but were driven off by Pakistani planes. A Pakistani spokesman said the wife and child of the captain of the U.S. ship Gulf Star were killed in a raid on the harbor Wednesday night. Barnard has son CAPE TOWN (Rcutcrl Mrs. Christiaan Barnard, 20, wife of the South African heart transplant pioneer, gave birth Friday to a couple's first child. They were married in February, 1970. Barnard has two children by his previous marriage. it Germans close wall 0'.- FATAt CRASH Four Alberta men are believed dead following tiie crash of this ngle-engine aircraft in a rolling field 40 miles southeast of lethbridge near Del Bonila, ie plane crashed around a.m. Friday about one hour after taking off from Great Us, Mont, for Calgary. The wreckage was discovered by a search party Friday after- f Probe plane crash cause Investigation started today into the cause of a plane crash Friday near Del Bonita, about 50 mites south of Lethbridge, that is believed to have claim- ed the lives of four Albertans. Heading the investigation team were members of the de- partment of transport, coroner Dr. .1. E. McTavish of Loth- bridge and members of the ECMP. Believed dead arc pilot Frank Chapman of Calgary, co-pilot Jim Russell of Cal- gary and passengers Jim Avon and Ed Skaber, both of Edmonton. The trip was part of a train- ing flight for Mr. Russell, a member of UK Calgary Flying Club along with Mr. Chapman. Tlie passengers were friends of Mr. Russell. RCMP at Lethbridge. said the wreckage of the plane was found Friday afternoon upside down in a rancher's field near Del Bonita. just north of the Montana-Alberta border. A spokesman for the Mon- tana Aeronautics Commission said the craft was located with the aid of a search beacon on the craft. The pknc was last heard of during its flight when it made a radio check at Cut Bank, Mont., about a.m. Friday. A search was begun when the plane failed to arrive in Cal- gary- PICKED UP SIGNAL Stan Weiss, a farmer from the area who was part of the search that found the wreck- age, said he was told a United States Army search aircraft had picked up a signal from the downed plane. Searchers found the wreck- age about 40 minutes later. He said the aircraft appear- ed to have struck the bottom of a knoll and bounced over the top of the hil! and slid up- side down ISO ic.'.t doi'.n the other side. The niolor was alflul 1W feet from the wreckage of the air- craft, he said. Mr. Weiss said he saw only three bodies still in the plane. Seen and heard British clergymen clash over hippie-type service 'They don't move but do they ever LONDON (AP) Exchang- ing charges of blasphemy and bigotry, English clergymen have clashed over plans by St. Paul's Cathedral to celebrate holy Communion Sunday with songs from the American stage musical Hair. Led by an Anglican priest who plans to stage a protest on the cathedral steps before the sen-ice, opponents say they are horrified by the idea of nudity and drugs being praised by a choir. They urged the dean of St. Paul's, Very Rev. Martin Sul- livan, to reconsider. He has agreed to let the London cast of the hippie musical join the choir and church music plus rock- songs from the show. The communion service is to com- memorate the third anniver- sary of the show's London production. Among the lyrics scheduled to echo through the 30-year- old Anglican cathedral are phrases such as "I'm the son of God, don't mess about with me" and "Marijuana is a gift from God." Rev. Eddy Stride, rector of a church in London's Cockney East End, will lead a counter-service on the steps. About town SECRETARY Edna Pozzi recording phicings at the Rocky Mountain Live- stock Show and S'ale all week and complaining of sheep, swine and cattle jumping over the fence in her dreams Cheryl Whitney, 5. after visiting SaiMa, advising her mother that Santa wanted her to sit on his knee too. accord signed BERLIN (AP) Eastern and Western negotiators signed two long-sought agreements today providing and permitting West Berliners to cross the wall into East Berlin. The agreements, reached after months of often bitter wrangling, arc part of a pack- age implementing the Sept. 3 accord among the United States, Britain. France and the Soviet Union over the status of Berlin. The package brings Uie div- ided Germans a tenuous closer together while giv- ing the Communist regime in East Germany unprecedented, if still indirect, recognition in the West. And it paves the way for i final protocol among the Big Four powers on the fate oj the city they have ru'ed since the col'lapse of the Third Reich at the end of the Second World War. For those eligible for visits among the two million West Berliners, the inner-city pact means that for tiie first time since the 1961 Communist wall sealed off their city they will be able to look forward to going east in a steady if restricted stream. STILL SHUT IN' The agreement, however, still leaves the one million East Ber- liners shut in. Both of today's agreements must still he approved by the Big Four, but this is regarded as a formality. Blocking E final four-power protocol, however, is an argu- ment between West Germany and the Soviet Union over which should be accomplished first- ratification of a Soviet-German non-aggression pact or settle- ment of the Berlin issue. The Soviets say they'll agree to sign a Berlin pact after the Germans ratify the non-aggres- sion treaty they signed in 1970, West Germany says the sequ- ence should be just the reverse. The agreement permitting un- restricted West German access to Berlin was signed by West German State Secretary Egon Bahr and East German Stats Secretary Michael KcU. scene of heavy fighting during the Northern Ireland crisis, about a quarter of a mile from the niineil furniture store. One bewildered woman, wip- ing blood and broken glass from her clothes, said: "I was walk- ing past the store and the blast. blew me otf my feet and right across the road." SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS Thompson boiVS Ollt of election TCICC Oi'l'AWA K'.l'i Holier! N. Thompson, former Social Credit leader who was a key figure in tile iaii of i'ne riicfenijiiKei erninenf and then went on to he- eome a Conservative Ml', is ex- pected lo aiui'iimec today that lie will not seek re-elect inn. Tiie Thomp.son. first elected lo Parliament in as a Social Credit member, told the Red Deer Advocate 1-Yiday he would make an nninmiico- nient Inday. An unusual even in politics, the 57-yoar-old chiro- practor was born in Minnesota, graduated in education from Boh Jones University. Green- ville. NC, and Ihe Ethiopian lorca during Second War His family came lo Canada when he was three. in Alberta 'luring the IMOs under "BiW" Bill" Aherhari, father nt Sneia! Credit in Can- ada The Alberta evangelist groomed Ihe young Thompson at weekly leadership classes. The piipil went to Manitoba, nraani-.'nt! Hi" Sneial Credit movemrnl there in 1M when five candidates were elected lo the legislature. KI.KCTKI) IN A -horl. well-groomed man, he elee'.ed national I'nvlil leader in anil be- eailie ,in Ml' in His parlv votfl ngainsl till government fnned IK di olu finn and the election in tiie Liberals under I.eslcr Pea rm-mrwl n mmnriK- cnvem- men! in Keal ('.-.nnnlle 11 if e 111 Quebec-I'll se a I n e shadowed Ihe tour seals won Social Credit in the West and a series of splits developed afier sundering the party. Mr. Thompson ran as a Con- rervalive in and won Red Deer rifling hy an increased majority. liis decision to become a Con- servative came after John Diet rnbiiker's era! as narly leader. Tile two never been seen lo speak .'inee Mr. Thnmiwii party. lilllKIIT TIIOMI'SIIN helped dump Dirt Irish shoppers killed in BELFAST (API Christmas shoppers screamed in terror and agony today as terrorist bombers blew up a crowded fur- niture store on Belfast's Protes- tant Shankill Road. Police said four persons were killed in the wrecked building, including two children, one of them in a baby carriage. Shoppers and pedestrians clawed at the rubble of the blasted building with their bare hands, searching for survivors. Ambulances carried the wound- with faces to he-spit al. Mechanical shovels and bull- dozers were called in to search for trapped victims. The noon-hour explosion came a week after a terror bomb in a Roman Catholic tavern killed tfi victims. British officers frarrd the blast in the Protostanl- ovnied Balmoral Furnishing Co. .shop eoiilil be a deadly revenge raid by tin1 outlnvved Irish Re- plllilir.il! Armv Firs! reports s'lifl rt! leaM 17 wore ininrcd ill the explosion. Ono of the victims wns a tiny child will! its leg blown otf. "My (ind. this is just likr the wari'm' hlil? mnaned a BH- ish .'ei'Van! in the do.- Riili'h finny palrols immedi- ately thrust an armed guard around the nearest Roman to pro- nl attacks (nun furiiilis Prot- estants The soldiers rented off tlw Unity Walk Flal.s district. Trial moved lo JMoii la.ua SAN FRANCISCO (API A federal judge has transferred the second trial of Mayor Jo- seph L. Alioto's million libel suit against Look Maga- zine to Missoula, Mont., be- cause of the "widespread pub- licity" given lo a reported offer by Look Magazine lo settle. Trial date vva.s sot lor May K. U.S. District Court Judge Kus-.cH E. Smith declared it vvui'lfl be impossible to draw jurors in San Francisco who hn'I not read or heard ttie set- tlement offer reports last month. Recover body MONTIilOAI. U'Pi Fire- fieillors today recovered thn body of Mi'.y.'.ay operator Ge- rard Maoearone who was trap- ped in Ihi- call his train TlKiixiay nielli alter colliding with a parked train in a north- end subway ftation. ;