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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 26 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 1971 in Monday, December 17, vi< The Indian forces enjoyed a clear superiority in nicn am arms and moml q nick 1 y through Kast Pakistan win e initial efforts ai the Nations to halt the fighting proved fruitless localise of differing intcresls of the major powers. Violence readied new !cve s in Xorihern Ireland as guerrillas intensified their campaign to reunite Ulster with Ihe Irish Republic to Uie south. British attempts to OH ihe bitter religious funding were in vain and more than persons were killed during the year, many in tcrroris bombing attacks. The U.S. officially ended its ground combat rule in South-cast Apia but thore was no prospect for peace in the area. Although U.S. troop strength had been drastically cut, South Vietnamese trocps were- assuming more of flic fighting and the U.S. continued its air war against the Viet Cong and M'orth Vietnamese. Although no serious fighting broke out in tiie Middle East, there was little sign Israe and the Arab countries were closer to a lasting peace agreement. Israel continuec to demand secure and recognized (rentiers while Egypt insisted there must first be an Israeli pledge to withdraw from Arab lands occupied in tiie 1RG7 hostilities. China surprised the world in April when it invited the U.K. table tennis team to Peking. Even more startling was President R i c h a r d Nixon's later announcement that he would visit China in 1972. But perhaps most .significant was the vote at the United Nations which admitted Peking to Uie UN while expelling the touched off ferocious protests abroad from many countries which felt Ihe U.S. move upse! the internaticnal trading structure. Nixon agreed later in the year to devalue the American dollar and there were indications Ihc surtax would be dropped in the near future, Britain won agreement in June for entry into Ihe European Common Market. Terms for admission set off v.'ide-s p r e a d debate throughout Britain but Prime Minister Edward Heath won parliamentary approval by a surprisingly large margin, clearing the way for British entry by early 1973, Two yuccessfitl missions to the moon by the United States and a Soviet tragedy marked Uie year in space exploration. The U.S. rocketed the Apollo H and 15 flights to the lunar surface but the Soviet manned program was marred by Uie cieatii of the three-man Soyuz 11 team while returning to earth after a record 24 days in space. Summitry was one of the most popular pastimes as government loaders of the Un i ted States, the toviet "Union, Canada, France, West Germany and other countries travelled abroad. ACCOIU) WITH RHODESIA Britain reached a settlement with its breakaway colony of Rhodesia. Opponents said the agreement had sold cut the black African majority hut Britain said it would eventually help the blacks and would strip the country from becoming another South Africa. The United States, spurning widespread protests at home and abroad, detonated" a five-megaton nuclear device if ter- Christmas It's big! Eaton's After-Christmas clean-up in fashions starts Tuesday. Hurry in for great fashion values in women's, half sizes, misses' and junior size coats, skirts, pant suits, dresses, all at low clearance prices. It's a fashion bonanza you don't want to miss! Personal Shopping Only Watch for Many Non -Advertised A year NICHOLSON f Jiniitliiin staff War t'Mipln! Indian beoniiiiriil a vc'ti.r which also .snvs violence K. Muthrasi Asia nrn Northern I-t-urs IT-TI mneu that would dice resume bet srael and her Arab IK 't I another nature as ihc 1'nitn States .-.t.ir'.h-d M-. XirtlKT.s unit new icniic 'hina con-l ii.s eui'TjM'nu' from infernal ion ;i! and wui f rsl 'o minder the world could no count on the I'nited Nations as an effective [xwomaking agent and 'lu hii: powers, while avoiding a nurli'.-M1 con-rcntation Ihem.-eh cannot sop smaller pnuers from engaging in conventional con-.fliet. The fiyhhng. the ihird clash cf India and since 947, grev. out. ol" election in Pakistan laic in whid gave -niindec East Pakistanis