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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta CLOUDY FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY 10-15 ABOVE voTTuxv "NU. on G The Lethlnidge Herald LKTHBKIUGIi, ALBERTA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS -24 PAGES 'The week that changed the world' -iicivs analysis liy WILLIAM 1.. RYAN AP Special Correspondent President Mxon obviously ran into a Chinese Great Wall on major issues dividing the United States and China. An enormous gulf still .separates the two. At the same lime, the ''journey for peace'1 scorns to have tarried U.S. policy into a new era. The joint coinimui'uiue was touched in general terms that suggested a limited meeting of minds. It makes clear to the world how many miles remain on Hie road to normal relations. For all thai, something has happened thai signals radical changes to come in the three-way relations o[ the biggest powers China, the Soviet Union and the U.S. Tlie comrmmiqu? did not need the liberal sprink- ling of such as ''serious and frank" to make clear the depth of the division. On Vietnam, Laos. Cambodia, Korc-i and Taiwan, Premier Chou En-lai did not budge a fraction of an inch. The Chinese attitude (hero was no way to solve any of thow issues except through acceptance of Communist, terms. On the Amcnc.in side, (.here v.-jr. no visible change in nn VicliKim ;ind Knrc.-j There was just a Will, thai the president was being flexible on the issue of Hie Nationalist regime of Chiang Kai-shek, Little to soothe Tlie American side did its best to soothe its the Vietnam; Skmth Koreans. Ihe Japanese and Die Chinese Vr'onalisLs, hill htlle in Ibe statement promises fo soolhc Chiang. The LJ.S. went no further than it had i.efore in recognising that Taiwan was Chinese and Ihst the U.S. wauled, in the long term, to withdraw entirely from Ibe island. Yet, there was an over-all impression from the way the issue was presEiiled that Ihc Americans had given ground just a mite. It seems to suggest IJiat so far as Washington is concerned, the Taiwan issue can be pul aside lo await Ibe mmistralions of lime. There was a look of progress in Ibe U.S.-Cliineso agreement on a continuing contact, on the pledge of Iwlli to work toward normal relations and Uie prospects held forth for economic, trade, cul- tural and oilier lies. None of is particularly dramatic, and it might have been possible lo reach that amount of agreement without a presidential visit. But Nixon's appearance in Peking bad Hie effect of dramatizing and solemniz- ing whatever was done, thus giving it added impact. The communique pnl it mildly when it said: ''There arc essential differences between China and the U.S., in their social systems and foreign policies." Nevertheless, the Peking discussions seemed bound lo have a far-reaching" impact, particularly in Ihe rela- tions developing among Ihc three biggest powers. This China episode makes Ihe Russians uncertain what to The uncertain balance is in ilself a radical fac- lor in world power politics. Barb to Russia Chou used bis parl "I In? commnnimie lo send a barb in direclion: "China will never bo a sun- n-power and hegemony and power politics o[ kind.'1 This favonlc Chou line invariably is aimed at the. Russians. Thii.-. ii could appear soiiinhins of a coup for Chou lo per.siKide llu1 Americans to agree that nations must nol collude against third in order lo divide Ibe world inlo spheres cif influence. That, too, is a Chou line and it may the Russians a.s they prepare tor Iheir Inrn with the President. Nixon will be going to Me i hl. In (mil I Kremlin a hit four annul. Tvha! m ,inil aggrieved over Ihr hnal loa.s! m Tliere Nixon "aid people.', ol and Ihc U.S. "hold Uw future of Ihc world in our The '-ii-c-.is of disagrcrineiil showed Ibe hrcadlh of tlic rliaMii iTinaining between (hina nnd Ibe U.S. I'A'cn wln'ii the Kui .sccincd lo agree, for on hiich things as srlf (letcnninalinn and progress of peo- ples, il wa.s oluions lhal no inlcrpreler on earth could bridge the mil gap represented by Ihe Chi- view of Ihc world a> irpixised In tin- American. One of the drlailing Uie. Clii- nese viewpoint paraplirascd the qiiolalinns of Mao Tse- liing, revolution is Ihc irresistible trend of biciory and ll'.al ''nations want, liliorallon and waul China's barters nil along liavo reserved lo Ihem- sclvc.-, II. c rii'hl lo dcliiu" such worils a.s lihcraliou and rrvolnl inn, anl in as meaning those have, seen the Maou.t light. SHANGHAI (AP) President Kixon flew home loday after a week in China during which he pledged lo withdraw all U.S. forces from Taiwan eventually and agreed lo develop contacts belwce.1 the United States and the People's Republic short of formal diplomatic relations. At a press brieting, presiden- tial adviser Henry Kissinger said the two governments would establish a "contact point" m some third country where Ihcy both have representatives, and discussions about bilateral trade and cultural agreed to in a communique is- sued be held there. Oltawa appeared one likely choice, since Canada has full diplomatic relations with China. As exported, there was no change in the opposing views o[ the U.S. and China on Vietnam. '-This was the week that changed the world the Chinese and American people hold the future of the world in their Kixon said at the final banquet Sunday night with Premier Chou En-lai in Shang- hai The president and Mrs. Nixon were scheduled to arrive in Washington tonight after a slop in Anchorage, Alaska. They left U.S. capital Feb. 17 and ar- rived in Peking Monday, Feb. 21 ISSUE COMMUNIQUE Nixon and Chou summed up their talks and separate discus- sions by State Secretary Wil- liam lingers and Foreign Minis- ter Chi Peng fei in the wnrd communique The communique set forth statements ol position from each side summing up their dif- fering positions on Taiwan, In- dochina, Japan and Korea; ex- pressed mutual adherence to 'OK, Howard, he's million fire levels Butte area BUTTE. Mont. (AP) A lire that began wiVb an explo- sion shortly after midnight de- stroyed a department store, four holds and seven small businesses in downtown Butte early today. There were no in- juries, but. damage has been cstimalcd at million. Fire officials said the blaze spread from an explosion in the J.C. Penney department store. mayor Michael Micone- said Uie fire was tire city's worsl ever disaster. Cluny woman found dead (CPt Gnbriellc CYtnu'liief. .11. of flimy was found dcncl in n field miles south nf (his town Saturday. HCMF said (he w.ns apparently walking home when .she became, lost in the field and collapsed from Ihe cold. Ti-i vmpernluiT was nhoul. 70 deprces below zero ,1 wind up ID milrs an wind-chill f.iolor of 70 helmr. is about miles south- past of Calgary, certain general principles of ia- temalional conduct, aiul an- nounced agreement, lo expand relations in various fields "to broaden the understanding be- tween the hvo peoples." Nixon at Uie banquet Sunday night noled UiaL (he commu- nique showed areas of disagree- ment as well as agreement. "BuL what we have said in that commimifiue i.s not nearly as important us what we will do in Ibs years ahead Lo build a bridge across 10.000 miles and 22 years of hostility which have divided 115 in the past." the president said. ''What we have said today is (hat uc fhall build that bridge." 1VII.L I1KIJ' In fm'lhorauce o[ this goal, the two governments said they would facilitate ''pcoplc-lo-pra- plc contacts and exchanges1' in such fields as science, technol- ogy, culture, sports and journal- ism, They also agreed lo "facili- tate the progressive develop menl of trade iicUveeu their two and Lo "stay in con- tact, through various channels, including the sending of a senior U.S. representative to Peking from lime to time for concrete consuUalions. With regard lo Taiwan, which the Chinese termed "the crucial question obstructing tire normal- ization of relations between China and the United Stales." the salt', it acknowledged Ihe position of both the Corn- munis; and Nationalist regime thai "tncvo is but ci.e China and Lhat Taiwan is a parl. of China.1' Tlie U.S. "reaffirms its inter- est in a iwaceful settlement of the Taiwan question by the Cliine.se the com- munique said. ''With this pros- pect in mind, it affirms Ihe ulti- mate objective of the with- drawal of all U.S. forces and military installations from Tai- wan. In the meantime, it will progressively reduce its forces and military installations on Taiwan as the tension in Lhe area diminishes." The U.S. has 8.500 soldiers and airmen on Taiwan. REPEAT POSITION The Chinese repealed their proclaimed posilion with regard lo Taiwaur. lhat Ihc Communist government is the .sule legal government of all of Cliinn including Taiwan, that Taiwan is China's internal fair "in which no other country has the right to that all U.S. forces and military in- stallations must withdrawn and that the Peking government firmly opposes the "two Chi- nas" policy or any other lhat docs not recognize their claim to Taiwan. Turning the other Asian areas of the commu- nique set forth these basic dif- ferences: Indochina: The United Stales supported the eight-point peace projjosals President Ni.xon made public last month and said il "envisages the ultimate with- drawal of all U.S. forces from the region consistent with the1 aim of self-detcrminauon for each country of Indochina." Tin.1 Chinese expressed their ''firm support" of the Viet Cong's last seven-point peace proposal as amended early this month In Parii. Tlie United Slates said it puts "the highest value'1 on its friendly relu-ions with Japan and iviil "continue- In develop I IIP, existing close bonds." The Chinese rcilcra'-cd opposition to "the revival and outuard ex- pansion of Japanese milita- rism." Korea: The United States pledged continued support lor the South Korean government and said i( would support that government's cfforLs lo seek ro- loxa'.ion of tension and increase communications N o r t li Korea. The ChinesL endorsed North Korea's unification pro- posals nf April and its de- mand for abolition of thp L'N CummisMon fur the Unification Rehabilitation of Korea. Burton gives Liz diamond on her 40th birthday BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Richard Burton has held a two-day birthday parly for his wife, Elizr.belh Taylor, and p r e s e n I e d her a diamond "with a carat figure large enough to m.ike a turnip." Among the1 some 161) guests celebrating the actress1 40th birthday Sunday were Prin- cess Grace of Monaco, film stars Michael Caine and Suz- annah York and former Bea.- llc lUngo SlyiT. "I fcl oul In buy Ihr Taj Mahal for my wife's Will birthday.1' Bin-Ion said Sun- day. "Finding it difficult to buy the Taj. 1 bought this dia- mond for her instead Burton raid the diamond was originally given by Indian Emperor ,V.iah Jnhan to his favorite wife Mumlaz Maiial in 1621. When Mumtaz Mahal died, the erected the Taj Mahal in her memory. DY RUBIES Sot in a heart-shaped gold mounting, the diamond is ringed by rubies and emer- alds. Engraved in the gold mounting is, "Eternal love till Burton did not disclose how imiieh he paid for the bauble, but he said an amount equal to it.s purchase price would be donated to British charities at flip end of the year. Burton, here for JO weeks lo film the movie Bluebeard, started the party Saturday EUZABICTI) TAYLOR and tin- rock night with a Hungarian buffet dinner in a rcslauranl. A Sunday brunch followed and the celebration ended Sunday night with a formal dinner in another restaurant. Bin Ion said his wife will g r a d u .T11 y withdraw from films and form a triumvirate with actors Marlon Brando and Peter Ustinov lo work for tlic United Nations Childreus Fund. National Anthem WOT OTTAWA (CP) Tim govern- nienL today introduced in the Commons a bill lo provide lor slightly amended words for the national anthem. The new version is: 0 Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love ui all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, Tlie True Korth strong and free! AHKA From far and wide, 0 Can- ada. stand un guard for I lice. God keep our land glorious and free! 0 Canada, ue si and on guard for (.her 0 Canada, we stand on guard for thee. The new version eliminates two of the five "sland-on-guard" phrases in (he current anthem. Instead of the first "stand on the words "from far and wide" arc substitulrd and for the third "stand on guard" is sub-Uituleri Canada." In another place. "God kerp our land" i? substituted for "U Canada CMAM'.ICS WORDS The hill, given routine first charges Knglish words. It duos nol appL-nr lo change the usual French ver- sion. The bill "as introduced by Stale Secretary Gerard Pelle- i.ier. Thr hili ,-iuieiKl ;iny Ac' nf li.inv.Mil because 0 has iKMcr h.'id parlin-- jnenlary sanction. The music remains Ihc same. New wheat sale made to Russia OTTAWA (CD Sale of up lo JS5 million bushels of Cana- dian wheat lo tlic Soviet Union valued at S330 million was an- nounced in the Commons today by Justice Minisler Otto Lang, minister responsible for Uie Ca- nadian Wheal Board. A (inn conlracl for 130 million bushels has been signed and the Russians have an option to pur' chase an additional 55-million bushels of wheat and flour, said the anuQU'.icemtnt. Deliveries will begin this July and continue through 1973. Shipments will be made from both Pacific and East Coast ports. Russia has the option to ship part ol the wheat through Churchill, Man., during the 1972 navigation season. Russia will pay cash at the lime of shipment. The lalesl. sale is in addition fo a 1.10 million-bushel contract with Russia to be completed by June. Numbers 1 and 2 Canadian Western Red Spring wheat will be delivered in 1972 and the grades to be shipped in 1973 will be established later. Mr Lang dsecribed the sale as a "langible follow-up1' to Prune Minister Trudeaus visit lo Russia last spring and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin's Cana- dian visit last October. OOVT. WOULD QL'TT Premier Frank Moores of Newfoundland said today his Progressive C o n s e. r v a live government will resign if it (o the March 311 by- election in Fortune. Tlie hy- rlrclinn wns forced by Hie, resignation of n Liberal can- didate1, uho won Ibe scat in (lie Oel. 28 provincial elec- tion. FA en if the Progressive Conservatives win (lir F'or- limf seat, Mr. Moores minimi wll nol havr 3 jorih. A IT. victory would create a 21 21 tie in seats in the 42 scat legislature. 400 persons missing as dam breaks Va. (AP> Na- i o n a I Irnnps and Junulrrds nf vnhinlofl's .sol (ml. loday in .si'arcli of an cstimalcd missint; pel-sons, virlinis of flnralins Ilial li'II M known dead and wiped oul. whole communi- ties. Meamvliilc, altenlion bcRan lo focus on I lie cause of a hrcal; in an onvtlien clam wliicli precipi- lalod (lie flood in Dnffalo Creek Mt'llou' Si.lurday lors from an Ill-acre lake, were Unleashed Ben Tntlor, pcnoral snpenn- Icndenl. of Hie Buffalo Mining Co., said Hie. Male had denied Uie company permission o n jililnv occasions lo .send some of (lie and sludge which had accinmilaled in Ihe firm's lake, into valley slreams, relievins pressure on the clam, "They were loo concerned ahonl Ihe Ironl Tudor said. "II either had In he the people or Ihe I rout and now Ix'lh are Rone." 10 find more bodies as lii'uan searclilni; Ihe remaiiis nf I-I Appidachian coal aloni: Hie 2ftmile hollow. MOST COM-: National d'nard made 11 the In.M miles lo Ihc end (if Ihe hollow e.-.rly today; giiardsmeii .'T.id two of ;i7 house? ivmnineri in lha! area. The nnrnshinc wafer stripped the land down lo hedroek. Cm-. Arch Moore estimated lhat nl Hie Hllffalo Creek area's residcnls were led Many residents of Ihe linllow acknoulcdKcd they had liecn warned this last week lhal tlio dam might hreak. Rnl they said similar warnings had heen is- sued in previous periods of he.'u-y rain. Deputy Sheriff Olio said Steve Hasovish, a vice- president, of I'illsoii Co., a hold- ing company for Clinchfield Val- ley Coal Co.. told him Saturday morning: okay." Less Ihan hours later Lho Alberta roads in poor Highways were reported in poor condition today through the Alberla foothills and the east side o! the Rocky Moun- tains after a foot of snow fell on the area during the week- end. Albcvta highways east of the foothills were generally i n "fair'' condition although visi- hilify was poor in some areas because of blowing snow, the Alberta HI o t o r Association said. The Yellow head Highway, IB. from Edmonton lo Jas- per was passable, but travel was not recommended o[ Jasper where it was still snow- ing. The Trans Canada Highway from Calgary to Banff is slip- pery and travel is difficult on the" Banff Golden, B.C., sec- tion, the association sairl. The highway was closed west o[ Golden. The Banff Jasper Highway was also closed. Lcthbridge meanwhile re- ceived only 1.3 inches of snow. The Walerton Shell Oil plant, south of Pinchcr Creek, report- ed 1! degrees above zero this morning. LIGHTNING, TlirNDITR At Blairmorc Sunday a bliz- 7-ard blew all day. At 8 p.m. the wind fwiiched to Uie wett and the mercury climbed from 1-1 to 46 above in less than 1G mimiles. Then it rained. People in Coleman reported lightning and thunder at about ]0 p.m. The wind switched back to the east again and the temper- ature skidded to H below zero. trial soug for wife-killer OTTAWA (CP) Solicilor- General Jean-Pierre Goyer said today tte, an unnamed person seeks a new (rial for fugitive murderer Yves Geoff 105. Mr. Goyer was replying in the Commons lo Conservative jus- tice critic Eldou U'oolliams (Calgary who asked Justice Minister Otto Lang and Mr. Goyer whelber anyone had approached them or any minis- ter seeking a new (rial for Geof- froy. ..The justice minister lias the power in certain circumstances lo order a second trial. Mi'. Lang said he himscll hadn't been approached. But lir. Goyer said "someone liad raised the matler. The min- ister added thai it is up to Geof- froy and "not other persons'' lo make s-.ich an approach. DENIES GUILT Geoffroy was sentenced lo life in prison in October, 19VO, after being convicted of strangling his Wendy Lamb is honored fil HYU week PnOVO, Hah (API Mar- garel J. Ellis. 21. of Montreal, will reign as 1072 Miss Canada liYU during Brigham Young University's Canadian Week 1-cginniiig today. Chosen as Miss Lllis, nllcn- dr.iiLs were Wendy L. Lamb. of Ix'lhbridgc, Alia., and Hrcn- rin Lee Gaboon, of Ednun- lon. HYU's Canadian Mill feature films, slides and di.'.plays on Canada, and enter- lainment by HYU's S30 Can- dian slndeLs. Canadian consul G o n e r a 1 James .Null will speak on "Canada's Hole in North Amcr- wife and selling her body afire lo make it look like an accident. He was given a iiU-hour leave from prison Christmas Eve to marry Carmen Parenl. his for- mer mistress, and he hasn'l been seen since. Parliament dissolved in Italy I AT President Giovanni Leone dissolved par- liament today a year ahead of schedule and called new elec- tions in May. The rlisahition of parliament led lo Ihc postponement unhl cf a referendum on llaly's controversial divorce law lhat HV.S scheduled for June 11. Leone called new elections after 1'3 months of negotiations failed lo put together a majority Mini could govern llaly. Bilier rivalrier among ininonly par- lies brought down Ihc centre-left, coalition lhat governed Italy for s decade. Seen and heard About town IlOn.TliY processor ICfflcr claiming Albert.! is Ihc Land of milk, cl.iikens iYU' Slomkii lv he.-.J. Ihe Aibomi Assona- liou banqur; Itoli ing no: only a luxurious hut alMt ahno-l complete acy because ot (lie network of MM-. ;