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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta CRYING FOR MILK This East Pakistan mother can only look away in despair as her child cries from hunger. Nine million refugees are looking to the rest of the world for food. We must answer this child's cries. Cup of Milk telp them, please help By D'ARCV RICKARD StafC Writer Today we are appealing for help. We are appealing for people who can't plead for them- selves, the silent, suffering refugees. Wo are l.hn spokesman for the Unitarian Sen-ice Committee. We have pledged our help and we must have your help. We must fill a cup with milk and sup with them. There is terrible sorrow and suffering in tills world, so much so that were we to realize il, fully realize it, our minds would be over- whelmed and our spirits crushed. Happily for us, we don't have to dwell on this suffering. Life is good here in south Al- berta, diversions are many, and we don't have to worry too much about the suffering in other parts of the world. not enough We can put the newspaper down and turn our attentions to happier affairs. We can say S9.000 is enough, when it is not enough. Isn't this what we do? We read about the suffering and put our newspapers away. Then we put il out of our minds. Having read about it, and having put our newspapers away, we think the suffering has gone away. It hasn't. It won't go away simply because we choose not to think about it. It won't go away if we ignore it. Suffering humanity doesn't advertise itself. We can forget it. But it never goes away. What then, is our choice? We must rec- ognize it. We must acknowledge this cry for help. We must listen to this silent suffering. And we must answer. Having answered, our minds are cleared. The worry and sadness are purged from our subconscious (it never forgets) and we know we have helped. Then we feel the joy of Christmas. It is not our purpose, in writing these Cup of Milk Fund stories, to kill that joy. We're not trying to make everyone feel guilty. We're not about to burden our own people when, goodness knows, they have enough problems of their own. But we can make our problems seem small. Thank God our problems are so small com- pared to their's. We have the resources Thank God we have the resources, the will and the hearts to help them. We have received great support. We can reach our goal. We must see these millions of refugees, driven from their little farms, fearing for their lives because they believe along some other lines, their faces ravaged by despair and their children dying. Little children who will never walk beside Ihe still waters. How can we say we won't help them" How can we sit down to our Christmas dinners, knowing they are homeless, cold, hungry, sick and dying? i-low can we call ourselves human beings if we turn our backs on these refugees? Where is our decency and where is our self respect? I.ct us help them find relief from (his despair. Let. us case our souls, groaning under their burden, be useful to our follow man. Kor Ihrf.p srn lilllo, MiffmnE rhildrw. Their fair, in n sense, is our fnle. Whrn thny dio, I hoy diminish the world and we arc less because of losing them. In one wook this campaign will be over. We'll be marking Christmas, in one way or another. Let's hope it has meaning for us and for (hem. (iivc us your hand. Lift us up and help us nlonj; Ihc way. We can do il., together. And to nil you wonderful fund supporters. The Herald wMs yonJ The Lethbtidge Herald HIGH FORECAST SUNDAY 30 "Serving Smith Alberta and Southeastern B.C." Price 15 Cents VOL. LXV No. 7 Paki LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1971 FOUR SECTIONS 62 PAGES Khan war handling From AP-REUTER Radio Pakistan announced today that President Agha Mo- hammed Yahya Khan soon will turn power over to a "represen- tative but coun- try-wide demonstrations against his handling of the war with India threatened to topple his military regime. Protests against Yahya by members of the Pakistan Peo- ple's paily, whose leader is Deputy Minister Zulfikar All Bhutto, erupted in Lahore and Peshawar Friday night. A pro- cession in Peshawar, 100 miles west of Rawalpindi, marched to the cantonment house built by Yahya and threatened to burn it down. The bar association in Lahore, Pakistan's second largest city, passed a resolution demanding Y a h y a's resignation. Other demonstrators shouted anti-Ya- hya and anti'Indian slogans at a racetrack in Lahore, 20 miles west of the Indian border. The Pakistani broadcast said Yahya had summoned Bhutto home from New York, and that immediately upon his return power would he transferred to the new government under a new constitution. SENT TO UN Bhutto was named last week as Pakistan's foreign minister as well as deputy prime minis- ter in a new government that Yahya promised to form early next year. He was sent, to the United Nations last week for the debate on the India-Pakistan war. Bhutto's People's party won a. majority of the seats from V.'est Pakistan in elections a year ago for a new National Assembly. But the East Pakistani-based Awami League, later outlawed by Yahya. won an absolute ma- jority in the assembly elections because more seats had been allotcd to the more populous easlern province. In New MM. Defence Minis- ter Jagjivan Ram called for talks between India and Paki- stan to settle all their disputes, but made no mention of any ceasefire violations reported earlier by a military spokes- man. The spokesman had accused Pakistan of breaking the day- old ceasefire by carrying out "six major attacks" on Indian positions on the western front Friday night. He said the Pakistanis used armor and artillery in the at- tacks along the border in the Punjabi plains and in Kashmir, but were repulsed with heavy losses. The Indians retaliated with "defensive action" wher- ever the Pakistanis attacked. CAN WORK IT OUT In his prepared statement to Parliament, Earn said: "There is no dispute between India and Pakistan that cannot be settled by negotiations." "Let us now endeavor to have bilateral discussions for a new relationship with Pakistan- based not on conflict but on co- operation." Actress dies LOS ANGELES (AP) Ac- tress Diana Lynn. 45, died early today of an apparent arterial disease, hospital officials said. A native of Los Angeles, she played in a succession of light comedies and B movies in the IfllOs, such as our Hearts Were Young and Gay, And the Angel Sings. Every Girl Should Be Married, My ?Yiend Irma Goes West, Meet Me at the Fair, You're Never Too The Kentuckian, and Annapolis Story. She was the wife of business- man Mortimer Hall. She had suffered a stroke Dec. Housing project approved for city Construction Is to begin Immediately on a 33-unit town bouse development in southwest Lethbridge. A federal housing loan was approved to Ottawa Friday to finance the limited dividend-low rental project. The town houses will be built by Frandsen Developments Ltd. on 1.5 acres southwest of 20th Ave. and 35th St. S. and are scheduled for completion by July. Each town house will have three bedroom and a full basement and will rent for plus utilities. Tenants will be required to have a yearly income ol be- tween and to be eligible. THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT stately, subdued, conservative tone of British politics lies in direct contrast to the new wave of politicians as evidenced by this pic- ture of Prime Minister Tpudeau's flowing locks (left) compared with British High Com- missioner Sir Peter Hayman. The picture was taken at Uplands airport Friday night prior to the departure of British Prime Minister Edward Heath. Heath, Nixon summit talks to include monetary crisis HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reu- ter) British Prime Minister Edward Heath flew to Bermuda Friday night for summit talks Monday with President Nixon ranging over the monetary cri- sis, relations with Russia and China and the India-Pakistan situation. It was nearly midnight Friday night when Heath's RAF VC-10 touched down from Ottawa io bring to a close a gruelling 20- hour day, including some 12 hours in the air flying to Can- ada and then to Bermuda. Heath flew to Ottawa Friday morning from London to confer Angry senators tackle tax bill SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS By JOHN HAY OTTAWA (CP) Squeezed out of the Commons by a de- bate-cutting guillotine rule Fri- day, the government's tax bill now is in the hands of the Se- nate, where opposition members are unwillingly participating in extra sittings to debate it. 7 killed in liighwav collision BASSANO, Alta. (CP) Five persons from Medicine Hat were among seven killed in a two-car, head-on collision near this community Friday. RCMP in Brooks, Alta., iden- tified the dead from one car as Richard William Cayenne, 44, of Hay Lakes, Alta.. Betty Weiss, 42. of Medicine Hat, Frederick John Muraski, 44, of Calgary, and Dempsey Bliss, 39, of Medi- cine Hat. Killed in the other car were Ronald Donald Price, 38, his son Ronald Joseph, 15, and daugh- ter, Darleen Betty, 16, all of. Medicine Hat. Calvin Murray Tye, 31, of Txmdon, Onl., a passenger in the Price car which had British Col- umbia licence plates, was re- ported in fair condition in hospi- tal at Calgary. IK'MP said four persons worn killed when Hie accident oc. rurred on a straight stretch of Ihe Trans-Canada Highway 70 miles east of Calgary. Two died on the way Io Rassnno hospital TV! Dempsey Rliss died later in the day when being transferred from Bassano hospilal to Cal- The accident, look place nino miles oast of Ihis sonlheni Al- berla eonnmniily. HCMP .s.iid the highway was fl "little slippei-y." hut declined tn say If It had fl.ny bearing on The upper rarely sits later in the week than Fri- day night and agreed to sit Sat- urday in an effort to give the bill parliamentary passage by Christmas. But Conservative members and some Liberals as well ex- pressed resentment over gov- ernment pressure to speed the bill through, as urged by Gov- ernment Senate Leader Paul Martin. The Liberal Commons major- ity pushed the bill through the Commons by a vote of 132 to 83 after a time-limiting rule was imposed by the government on the debate for the second time in two weeks. Clause-by-clause committee study was cut off by the rule last week. TALKED SO DAYS The vote ended 50 days of Commons talk on the legisla- tion, which would revamp the federal income-tax system for individuals and businesses. Earth tremor jolts Ottawa, Montreal area MONTREAL (CP) An earth tremor jolted a wide- spread area bounded roughly hy Montreal, Ottawa and the Laur- entians this morning. Tlim we.te. no early reporl.s n( iuju rier.. Thf- t.iv.innr lasM I." In Tfl rrronds m l.lie Oltawn district and about six seconds in the Quelwc legion. There were reports of persons thrown out, of bed and numerous broken windows in the Mont Tremulant area of the Lauren- tiaiis. In Montreal, Ihe. cITrcl was a iliirhl. hump. No information on Ilin intensity of l.lw shock wiw available It wouxri eixrut urn, MST, Nominee for Thaiit's post vetoed bv Britain and China UNITED NATIONS (Reuter) Britain and China were strongly suspected today of vetoing the chances of former Austrian foreign minister Kurt Waldheim of becoming the next UN secretary-general. Informed sources said tv-o permanent members of UK 15- eountry Security Council cast negative votes in a secret ballot Friday to find a successor to U Thant, who resigns Dec. 31. They said Russia insisted it had not cast its veto, leaving the suspicion Britain, which was believed to be supporting Fin- nish Ambassador Max Jakob- son, and China cast vetoes. with Prime Minister Tnideau on many of the major issues he will be discussing with Nixon in their two-day talks. While in Ottawa he held a news conference at which he re- ferred to the India-Pakistan conflict, saying it was too early to decide if Britain would recog- nize Bangla Desli. He indicated he was more concerned at present with food shortages and tlie plight of refugees in the war-lorn area. The major questions of the talks in Ottawa and Bermuda are on the monetary crisis, especially the steps to be taken by the 10 leading non-Comrmin- ist industrial nations in the light of Nixon's agreement with French President Pompidou to devalue the dollar in return for a realignment of other impor- tant currencies. Other topics expected to be discussed at the Nixon-Heath talks include trading policies. Nixon's meeting with Heath is the third in a series he has mapped out with various world leaders in advance of his jour- neys to Peking and Moscow next year. The president al- ready has conferred with Tru- deau and Pompidou and has other talks scheduled soon with West German Chancellor Willy Brandt and Japanese Premier Eisaku Sato. Biff wheat o sale to China made SASKATOON (CP) Sale of million bushels of wheat to China during 1972 was an- nounced today by Otto Lang, minister in charge of the Ca- nadian wheat Ixiard. It was the largest one-year contract signed by t h e two countries in It years of negotia- tion. Mr. La.ng luld a news con- ference lhat the coniract vir- tually ensures that tobl of Canadian Riviin in Ihc crop ye.nr ending nrvi .hily ;il will ONceod .ill limn rec- ord of million bushels. Tlir new cnrl.r.'ict was taken as an indication tli.it Canada may make strides in penetrat- ing" Ihc Chinese first opened on a large scale hy huge wheat sales in the early Mr. said cries un- der tile nmlracl v.ill .Mart, in January and grades to he shipped will include 1 CW nrl spring wheat. Nos. 3 and i oorthero and nma durbam, The five permanent members of the council, whicji each have the right to velo a nominee, have been unable to reach final agreement on a nomination in private consultations and the council meets again Monday for Eiiother attempt to resolve the deadlock. The issue so preoccupied tha UN, with the General Assembly due to adjourn Tuesday, that the resumption of debate on the India-Pakistan triiis has been indefinitely deferred. CHOSEN nr ASSEMBLY The secretary-general is cho- sen by the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the Security Council, and it is cus- tomary for the permanent coun- cil members to try to agree on a single choice. Informants said Waldbeim, now Austria's UN representa- tive, received 10 votes in favor and two against. Only nine af- firmative votes were required for endorsement In the absence of a veto. 'First I'd like a list showing manufacturers suggested retail My Lai trials ended FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) The My Lai trials are over. Col. Oran K. Henderson, the last and highest-ranking U.S. soldier to be tried, was found not guilty Friday of all charges that he concealed the killings o( more than 100 civilians by his troops. Of 25 men once accused and six who stood trial, only 28- year-old Lieut. William Galley was convicted of any criminal responsibility for the slaughter in the sweep through the South Vietnamese hamlet Nov. 16, 1968. His life sentence for murder- ing 22 civilians has been re- duced to 20 years in an appeals process still under way. Calley awaits the outcome in his apart- ment at Fort Benning, Ga. The jury of seven senior offi- cers relurned its acquittal of Henderson after four hours of deliberations Thursday and Fri- day. Henderson was the com- mander of Ihe Illh Brigada when one of iU task forces at- tacked My Lai. Cuban agent defects LONDON (Renter) The Daily Telegraph said today that a senior Cuban intelligence agent, has defected to llw Amer- ican embassy in London and been flown to the U.S. with de- tails of a Cuban-backed Latin- American liberation movement. A front-page report by the newspaper's diplomatic staff says the defector was a high- ranking member of Cuba's gen- eral directorate of intelligence. The story claimed that the man, who was not named, had released details of a new Lathi- American "liberation" scheme, backed by Cuba and based in Santiago. Top Russian poet dies at 61 MOSCOW (Renter) Alexan- der Tvardovsky, one of Russia's best poets, died Friday night at 61, well-informed sources said today. As editor of the literary monthly Novy Mir, Tvardovsky was the man who published Al- exander Solzhenitsyn's novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovieh. He was one of the leading rep- resentatives of what was re- garded as the liberal wing in Soviet literature, and his admir- ers consider him second only Io the lale Ilya Ehrenhurg as a literary figure. Congress adjourned for holidays WASHINGTON (AP) Con- gress finally sottled ils foreign- aid stalemate Friday and ad- journed for the holidays, to re- turn Jan. 18. "I'm satisfied if you Pi-esidonl Nixon wvis quoted as Idling Somite h adcrs when Iliey telephoned him in Key Bis- c-aync. Fin., Friday Io tell him CVmRrfss was alxmt lo quit for Hie year. Seen and heard About town enthusiast Gall doing his annual snow dance mid ending by somersaulting in llu- snow Howie Yanosik remark- ing he Mire he. would get bis name in S.'cn and Heard after running out of gas just off Mayor Magr.ith Drive, hut relieved he had escaped piihlinlv -l.'K'k Iirlicts handing wito Mnry a rafflo book this mprning and telling her tlm tickets nave to to mid hy tomorrow. ;