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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Nixon likes band PEKING (AP) Throughout an eight-course three-hour ban- quet Monday in President Nix- on's honor, a Chinese hand min- gled Chinese folk songs wilh such folksy Americana as Home on the Range, Turkey in the Straw, and America the Beauti- ful. Nixon was so impressed at the way the band executed the U.S. national anthem that he loft the head table after the final toast and strode to the bandstand to congratulate the startled band leader. Wilh practically Ihe whole press corps, Chinese and Ameri- can, surging in his wake, the maestro appeared to think for one frightening moment that hostile audience was bearing down on him. The banquet closed with Nixon goir.g from lable lo table end individually toasting more than 70 Chinese leaders wilh sips of mab-tai. the potent, .sor- ghum-based Chinese whisky. "Any minute now they start passing papers for us lo said Henry A. Kissinger as the bottoms up toasts followed one another in profusion. SAT BETWEEN NIXONS At the sumptuous banquet in the Great Hall of the People, Premier Chou En-lai sat be- tween the Nixons at a huge cir- cular head table beneath enor- mous floodlit Hags of the United States and the Peoples' Repub- lic of China. A batlalion of while-jacketed waiters served an eight-course Chinese menu that ranged from bamboo shools lo steamed chicken with coconut. In moving from table to table for the personal toasLs. Nixon fixed each Chinese dignitary Mitli a firm slare but compro- mised the formality toward the end by only touching the glass to his lips. Chou, in an earlier round of the same game, was more inclined to drain the cup. The Great Hall, built in less than a year in 1950's Grcal Leap Forward, can seal guest's at a banquet. For the Nixon welcome, about 700 U.S. and Chinese guests, including Hie entire While House press corps, were served at M tables. Peking's diplomatic colony was not invited, nor were foreign correspondents living In the city. Wounding sentence reduced EDMONTON man's sentence for Bounding wilh in- lent was reduced to Uirce years from five when Uie Alhcrla Su- preme Court ruled a mrtn shouldn't be punished out olf proportion to liis offence jusL as an example to others, Alexander Mitchell of Stur- geon Lake was sentenced last October after he was found guilty of threatening to kill a bedridden woman if she didn't give him a drink. Testimony showed Mitchell forced his way into Ihe home and slabbed Lho woman in the foot. "In the past, we have looked dimly at individuals who want (o start a crusade by visiting punishment on nn individual nul of all proportion lo (lie of- said Mr. Justice II. G. Johnson nf Ihe appellulo divi- sion. Mr. .Justice K. W. S. Kane, another member (if ihe three- man appeal court, in a minor- ity report dissented v.illi reduc- tion nf sentence He tho crime wa.s R "dastardly as- sault" and saw mi reason In in- terfere with the wen I c nt'c im- posed. Wauls HQ shifted lo Edmouion, EDMONTON (CP) The j Northern Canada Power Com- j mission has recommended that its head office lie moved to Kd- rnonlon, U was announced here. ShiflinK Hie head office of the federal government u t i I i 1 y from Olliiivn sl.ill requires final approval, A. Dipby Hunt clc-p- uly minislcr of Indian affairs and northern development, said here. Tlie commission employs HO people ,il head office plans lo inainlain only n small re- gional olficc in Olliiua. February 73, 1972 THE irrHBRIDOf HERAID 31 Canada may refuse to renew NORAI) agreement E. J. BENSON Hy JOHN BEST OTTAWA (CP) Canada in- tends lo keep its options open on future continental defence ar- rangements with the United States, Defence Minister E. J. Benson says. In an interview, the minister appeared to suggest that the government may refuse lo renew the NORAD agreement unless it takes into account stra- tegic changes in the North American siluation. NOMAD, the North American j Air Defence Command, was es- tablished by Canada and the U.S. in 1958 to counter a Soviet bomber threat, anil renewed in 1968 for a further five years. Preliminary negotiations on its future may begin later this year. Mr. Benson, appointed de- fence minister Jan 211 after nearly four years as finance minister, declined to say whether he favors another ex- tension of the agreement. He noted the government's de- fence white paper, published last August, pledged Canada's continuing co-operalinn with the U.S. in joint defence but did not High Kiver contract let spell out what form this might take. "We will have lo keep our options open about the form of' threat Soviet bombers has co-operation we may enter inlo J diminished in relation to the in the fulure, after looking with I threat from missiles continue, should be brought up to dale. The white paper said Ihe I lie U.S. at what the future threats appear to be." EXTENSION DEPENDS Anolher extension would de- pend on whether the wording is OTTAWA (CP) A post of- fice will be built at II i g li River. Alia., by G. Shortl con- struction Ltd. of Calgary, win- j At another point Mr. Benson ner of a federal contract. I said the agreement, if it is to 'compatible with our view as lo what our role should be." Mr. Benson said he foresees no big increase in defence spending in the next year or so, but is considering procurement programs (hat could cause sub- si anlial future increases. These included the possibility of purchasing a new fleet of de- slroyers, a new long-range pa- trol aircraft to replace the Argus and a new fighter air- craft. The defence budget, in the fis- cal year starting April 1, may lop 51.0 million for the first time since a freeae was imposed three years ago, but the in crease is not expected to tin more than one per cent. SHOUT LIFE The average life expectancy In Indonesia is 47 years. SIMPSONS-SEARS The Skin Game Everyone's playing it. And winning fashion raves in our buck-skin ond lealher pant coals. Choose from our group of four. All are brave- ly belted and satin lined. Navy, camel, vanilla, alabasler, purple, brown, honey or tobacco in the group. Sizes 10 to 18 in ihe group. Clearance of Girls' and Teens' Raincoats and Jackets 40% Off Last Year's Catalogue Price 71 Catalogue Price to NOW Now's itie time to buy! We're clearing a wide selection of raincools in short ond mid lenglhs. And jackets in sqir-all, safari ond belted styles. 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