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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta London cyclists praised By SCOTT THORTON LONDON Bol- stered by widespread fears of a fuel shortage and backed by an array of experts and ad- London cyclists are gaining new encour- agement. More and more Londoners are switching to pedal power as doctors and government officials be- gin to look to the bicycle as a possible answer to the capi- tal's clogged-up traffic. The British town-planners' magazine Design has said bi- cycles should be given the chance to produce a and an increas- ing number of cyclists are adding weight to the argu- ment by slipping smugly through traffic jams. All aspects of cycling are re- port record output and ex- clubs report growing bicycle-hire Firms say they cannot cope with demand and some in- fluential support has been gained. An undersecretary of the government's environment appropriately named Keith has sug- gested that special roads should be built for the bi- which he called healthy thing and a gentle SUPPORTED BY MPs would be difficult to in- troduce such a network in ex- isting densely built-up but a start could be made in new developments and ex- tended as obsolescent areas were he said. Ten members of the House Df Commons recently sup- aorted him with a bicycle although one fell From his machine in the proc- ess. A professor in environmen- tal studies at Reading Univer- sity has proposed the creation Dy the year 2000 of five 'cycles roads through London. Another recent study suggested the establishment cycle paths along the banks Df the Thames. The Greater London council s considering imposing an ad- iitional tax on vehicles en- enng its territory. In rush lours a car can take hours o cover just eight miles. Leaders in public transport lave said their services are in langer of grinding to a halt jecause of staff shortages. The Daily has demon- ilrated what cyclists have to have known for r'ears. It pitted a fast car igainst a cycle over a three- niie city course and the cycl- st triumphed by nine min- jtes. SIBERIA FOREST TALKS TOKYO Japanese md Soviet negotiators have ppened their second round of alks in Tokyo for a new five- rear private agreement on Siberian forest esources. The present agree- nent signed in 1969 is to ex- lire at the end of this first round of talks in August bogged down as icgotiators failed to reach igreement on Japanese to be extended to lussia and on the price of umber. AT LAST FOR A Wicks cartoon collection. THE BEST OF WICKS has just been published and is available to the readers of this news- paper. 190 cartoons by one of the most widely read political cartoonists' in the world. tiki with loritiy s pricvi. THE BEST OF WICKS. Now a selection ot the great I mini cartoonists work has I been put together m book form 190 of the best car loons are now available to I the readers ol this just tl.SO The ideal gift for I those who appreciate and humor. Send SI. SO to THE BEST OF WICKS BOX STATION A ONT. MSV 1J4 'Suicides hard to prevent' HALIFAX A psy- chiatry professor at Dalhousie University has found in a re- cent study that most suicides are not preventable. Dr. Solomon also a psychiatrist at Victoria Gen- eral made the con- clusion during a study of sui- cides in Halifax in 1972. Dr. Hirsch said only a small percentage of seriously suicidal persons use help-line services and there is no way to get to the severly troubled person. can not be overstressed that many people who are se- riously suicidal will not call help lines and that they will frequently reject help when close friends or physicians try to offer it. Ev- ery experienced psychiatrist will have had cases of suicide which no technique currently known could have Many people who call help lines in Halifax have not been considered seriously suicidal and were just looking for someone to talk to. Another factor hindering study of Dr. Hirsch is that it's difficult to ob- tain complete and reliable data on suicides from hospitals and other agencies. HAD HIGH RATE Dr. Hirsch's study showed the Halifax-Dartmouth-Hali- fax County which has a population of had a suicide rate of 15.8 per population in 1972. The Cana- dian rate in 1971 was 11.9 per 100.000. Of 41 suicides here studied in 31 were males and 10 were females. The most com- mon method was used by 17 males and twp fe- males. Other methods in- cluded stabbing and jumping from heights. In 15 suicides for which de- tailed information was avail- many had seen a psy chiatrist a few days or weeks prior to the suicide. Mystery suds A street his broom discarded in surveys a huge mound of suds covering much o.f the intersection of Powell Street and Salsbury Drive near the waterfront in Vancouver. City sanitation officials used a flusher truck to wash away the suds which are believed to have been caused by a load of detergent material spilling from a truck. Soviet campaign discredits China CHRISTOPHER S. WREN- New York Times Service MOSCOW The Soviet Union has broadened its cam- paign to discredit China in the Third World by accusing Pek- ing of provocations against such smaller neighbors as Taiwan and Hong Kong. The charge is one of a number launched in the Soviet Press during the last few marking a new wave in the verbal offensive that has continued since last summer. In its current the foreign affairs Za contended that China was pursuing open- ly expansionist toward almost all its neighbors and was using every means secret subver- sive activities to armed border to advance its territorial ambitions. REBUTTAL The new polemics not only underscored the increasing rivalry between the two powers for support of the non- aligned but also rebutted speculation last largely in the British that Moscow might be toward reconciliation Peking. An exchange of messages between Moscow and Peking on the occasion of the 56th an- niversary of the Bolshevik revolution had been viewed by some observers as milder than but were since shown to have initiated no new conciliatary tone. Soviet officials have privately been pessimistic about the chance of any reconciliation while the present leadership of Mao Tse-Tung and Chou En-Lai remains in power. Leonid F. who headed the Soviet negotiating team on the Sino-Soviet border returned to Moscow in late September and was still seen here about a week indicating that the border talks have not resumed. The new accusations come at a time when Moscow has been trying to rally support for a new world gathering of Communist It is ex- pected that China would boycott such a giving the Soviet Union the op- portunity to plead its case vir- tually unopposed. The current issue of Inter- national Affairs here contend- ed that Chinese expansionism was frankly manifested in Southeast BROADCASTS The monthly specifically mentioned by into northern Burma to assist propaganda Malaysia and Taiwan from Chinese and attempts to the con- solidation of the young state of Peking was also using its local Maoist sympathizers an instrument for interfering in the local affairs of other Asian the monthly journal charged. A sinister significance in the Chinese emigration to Hong Kong was even noted by New Times in its current issue. The weekly observed that the jump in emigrants from two years ago to about this not be a for- tuitous It implied that the emigrants had undergone indoctrination and training in and were now being dispatched as agents throughout Southeast Asia. The Za accused China of as a champion of developing in order to secure a power base in the Third World. It complained of Peking's provocations against Soviet-Arab a reference to Chinese charges that the Soviet Union has been in collu- sion with the United States in the Middle East. Tse Tung's group ac- tually preaches class peace between the oppressed and those who oppress the weekly because the Chinese believed that developing nations shared common regional interests with some capitalistic BRIGHTEST STAR The brightest star in the vis- ible constellation is Sirius. 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