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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY 10-15 ADOVE vbTTrJx v The LetKbridge Herald LKTHBRlUGli, ALBERTA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1872 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTION'S -24 PAGES Little to soothe The American side did its best to soothe its the South Koreans, the Japanese and the Chinese Nai-.cnalisLs, Inil little in the statement promises lo soothe Chiang. The U.S. went no further than it had before in recognizing that Taiwan was Chinese and that the U.S. wanted, in the long term, to withdraw entirely from the island. Yet, there was an over-all impression from the way the issue was presented that the Americans had given ground just a mite. It seems to suggest that so far as Washington is concerned, the Taiwan issue can be put aside to await the ministrations of time. There was a look of progress in the U.S.-Chinese agreement on a continuing Washington-Peking contact, on the pledge of both to work toward normal relations and the prospects held forth for economic, trade, cul- tural and other ties. None of these is particularly dramatic, and it might hare been possible to reach that amount of agreement without a presidential visit. But Nixon's appearance in Peking had the effect of dramatizing and solemniz- ing whatever was done, thus giving it added impact. The communique put it mildly when it said: ''There are essential differences between China and the U.S., in their social systems and foreign policies." Nevertheless, I he Peking discussions seemed bound to have a far-reaching impact, particularly in the rela- tions developing among the three biggest powers. This China episode makes the Russians uncertain what to except. The uncertain balance is in itself, a radical fac- tor in world power politics. Barb to Russia Chou used his part of communique lo send a bnrh in Moscow's direction: "China will never be a sup- erpower and nooses hegemony and power politics of any kbid." This favorilc Chou line invariably is aimed at. Urn Russians. 'I I'.us, il could appeal' .something of a coup for Chou lo persuade the Americans to agree that nations must not collude against third nations in order to divide the world into spheres cif influence. That, too, is a Chou line and it may annoy Russians as they prepare for their turn with the President. Nixon will be going to MOoemv in 'Ic is likely In find the Kremlin a hit pour about, what in ivking. ;i.nd possibly aggrieved over the dual loasl m Shanghai. There Nixon wid the China and the U.S. "told the future of tin- world in our hands." The areas of disagreement showed the breadth of the chasm remaining between China and the U.S. Even when [in1 two soomwi lo agree, for example, on such tilings as self-determination and progress of peo- ples, it was oinions I hat no interpreter on earth could hridgc the iT.-it t.-inpuage gap represented by tlie Chi- nese Communist view Ihe world as to the American. One portion of the communique detailing the Chi- nese viewpoint paraphrased the quota I inns of Mao Tse- liinR, insist ini; revolution is the irresistible trend of history and thai "nations want lilieration and people. wan! revolution." The week that changed the world' -news analysis liy WILLIAM RYAN AP Special Correspondent President Nixon obviously ran into a Chinese Great Wall on major issues dividing die United States and China. An enormous gulf still separates the two. At the some time, the "journey for peace" seems to have carried U.S. policy into a new era. The joint communique was couched in general terms that suggested a limited meeting of minds. It makes clear to the world how many miles remain on the road to normal relations. For all thai, something has happened that signals radical changes to come in the three-way relations of. the biggest powers China, the Soviet Union and the U.S. The communique did not need the liberal sprink- ling of words such as "serious and frank" to make clear the depth of the division. On Vietnam, Laos. Cambodia, Korea and Taiwan, Premier Chou En-lai did not budge a fraction of an inch. The Chinese attitude suggests there was no way to solve any of those issues except through acceptance of Communist terms. On the American side. there war. no visible change in positions nn Vietnam and Korci! There was just a hint, that the president was being flexible on the issue of the Nationalist regime of Chiang Kai-shek. SHANGHAI (AP) President Nixon flew home today after a week in China during which he pledged to withdraw all U.S. forces from Taiwan eventually and agreed to develop contacts between the United States and the People's Republic short of formal diplomatic relations. At a press briefing, presiden- tial adviser Henry Kissinger said the two governments would establish a "contact point" in some third country where they both have representatives, and discussions about bilateral trade and cultural agreed to in a communique is- sued be held there. Ottawa appeared one likely choice, since Canada has full diplomatic relations with China. As expected, there was no change in the opposing views of 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 Nixon 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 stop in Anchorage, Alaska. They left the U.S. capital Feb. ]7 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 Rogers and Foreign Minis- lei- Chi Peng-fei in the word communique. The communique set. forth statements of position from each side summing up their dif- fering positions on Taiwan, In- dochina, Japan and Korea; ex- pressed mutual adherence to certain general principles of in- ternational conduct, aJid an- nounced agreement to expand relations in various fields "to broaden the understanding be- tween the two peoples." Nixon at the banquet Sunday night noted that the commu- nique showed areas of disagree- ment as well as agreement. "But what we have said in that communique is not nearly as important as what we will do in the years ahead to build a bridge across1 18.000 miles and 22 years of hostility which have divided us in the past." the president said. "What we have said today is thai shall build that bridge." WILL HELP EXCHANCKS In furtherance of this goal, the two governments said they would facilitate "pcoplc-to-peo- plc contacts and exchanges" in such fields as science, technol- ogy, culture, sports and journal- ism. They also agreed to "facili- tate the progressive inent of trade between their two and to "stay in con- tact, through various channels, including the sending of a senior U.S. representative to Peking from time to time for concrete consultations. With regard to Taiwan, which the Chinese termed "the crucial question obstructing tire normal- ization of relations between China and the United Stales." the U.S. said it acknowledged the position of both the Com- munist and Nationalist regime that "there is but one China and that Taiwan is a part of China." Tlie U.S. "reaffirms its inter- has the right to that amended early this month in all U.S. forces and military in- stallations must be withdrawn Japan: The United Slates said est in a peaceful settlement of the Taiwan question by the Chinese the com- munique said. "With this pros- and that the Peking government it puts "the highest value" on firmly opposes the "two Chi- nas" policy or any other that does not recognize their claim to Taiwan. Turning the other Asian areas of disagreement, the commu- nique set forth these basic dif- ferences Indochina: The United States supported the eight-point peace pect in mind, it affirms the 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 the area diminishes." The U.S. has 8.500 soldiers and airmen on Taiwan. KEPEAT POSITION The Chinese repeated their wiaely proclaimed position with regard to Taiwain: that the Communist government is the sole legal government of all of China including Taiwan, thai Taiwan is China's internal af- fair "in which no other country its friendly rehtiions wilh Japan and will "continue to develop the existing close bonds." The Chinese reiterated opposition to "the revival and outward ex- pansion of Japanese milita- rism." Korra: The United States pledged continued support for the South Korean government proposals President Nixon made and said it would support that public last month and said it "envisages the ultimate with- drawal of all U.S. forces from the region consistent with the aim of self-determination for each country of Indochina." The Chinese expressed their "firm support" of the Viet Cong's last seven-point peace proposal as government's efforts to seek re- laxation of tension and increase communications North Korea. Tile Chinese endorsed North Korea's unification pro- posals of last April and its de- mand for abolition of the UN Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea. Burton gives Liz diamond on her 40th birthday New wheat 'OK, Howard, he's goner million fire levels Butte area BUTTE, Mont. (AP) A fire that began with an explo- sion shortly after midnight de- stroyed a department store, four hotels and seven small businesses in downtown Bulte early today. There were no in- juries, but damage has been estimated at. million. Fire officials said the blaze spread from an explosion in the J.C. Penney department store. mayor Michael Micone said the fire was the city's worst ever disaster. BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Richard Burton has held a two-day birthday party for his wife, Elizabeth Taylor, and p r e s e nl e d her a diamond "with a carat figure large enough to make a turnip." Among the some 160 guests celebrating the actress' 4Cth birthday Sunday were Prin- cess Grace of Monaco, film slars Michael Caine and Suz- annah York and former Bea- tlc Ringo Starr. "I set out In buy the Taj Mahal for my wife's 40th birthday." Bui-Ion said Sun- day. "Finding it difficult to buy the Taj. I bought this dia- mond for her instead." Burton said the diamond was originally given by Indian Emperor S'.iah Jehan to his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal in 1621. When Mumtaz Mahal died, the emperor erected the Taj Mahal in her memory. HINGED BY RUBIES Set in a heart-shaped gold mounting, the diamond is ringed by rubies and emer- alds. Engraved in the gold mounting is, "Eternal love till death." Burton did not disclose how much he paid for the bauble, but he said an amount equal to its purchase price would bo donated to British charities at tlie end of the year. Burton, here for 10 weeks to film the movie Bluebeard, started the party Saturday m ELIZABETH TAYLOR and tlir rock night with a Hungarian buffet dinner in a restaurant. A Sunday branch followed and the celebration ended Sunday night with a formal dinner in another restaurant. Burton said his wife will g r a d u ,T 11 y withdraw from films and form a triumvirate with actors Marlon Brando and Peter Ustinov to work for the United Nations Childrens Fund. National Anthem OTTAWA (CP) Sale of up to 185 million bushels of Cana- dian wheat to the Soviet Union valued at S330 million was an- nounced in the Commons today by Justice Minister Otto Lang, minister responsible for the Ca- nadian Wheat Board. A firm contract 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 announcement. 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 of the wheat through Churchill, Man., during the 1972 navigation season. Russia will pay cash at the time of shipment. The latest sale is in addition to a 130 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 dsecribcd the sale as a "tangible follow-up" to Prime Minister Trudeaus visit lo Russia last spring and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin's Cana- dian visit last October. Alberta road in poor s. e Highways were reported in poor condition today through the Alberta foothills and the east side of the Rocky Moun- tains after a foot of snow fell on the area during the week- end. Alberta highways east of the foothills were generally i n "fair" condition although visi- bility was poor in some areas because of blowing snow, the Alberta M o t o r Association said. The Yellow head Highway, No. IB, from Edmonton to Jas- per was passable, but travel was not recommended west of 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 said. 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 Waterton Shell Oil plant, south of Pinchcr Creek, report- ed -tl degrees above zero this morning. LIGHTNING, T1IUNDFR At Blairmore Sunday a bliz- zard blew all day. At 8 p.m. the wind switched to the west and the mercury climbed from 14 to 46 above in less than 16 minutes. Then it rained. People in Coleman reported lightning and thunder at about 10 p.m. The wind switched back lo the east again and the temper- ature skidded to 14 below zero. words OTTAWA (CP) Tlie govern- ment today introduced in the Commons a bill to provide tor slightly amended words for the national anthem. The new version is: 0 Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, Tlie True North strong and free! Cluny woman found dead CLUNY (CPi Gahrielle Crowchief. 31. of Cluny was found dead in a field 3'2 miles south of this town Saturday. RCAfP said the woman apparently walking home when she became lost in the field and collapsed from the cold. T'1'1 vmperalurc was alioul. ?o degrees below zero with a wind up lo miles an a wind-chill factor of 70 below. Cluny is about 50 miles south- east of Calgary, DISASTER AREA From far and wide, 0 Can- ada, we stand on guard for Ihcc. God keep ow land glorious and free! 0 Canada, we stand on guard for thee. 0 Canada, we stand on guard for thee. The new version eliminates two of ths five phrases in the current anthem. Instead of the first "stand on the words "from far and wide" are substituted and for the third "stand on guard" is substituted "0 Canada." In another place. "God keep our land" is substituted for "0 Canada." CIIAN'GES ENGLISH Tlie hill, given routine first reading, charges the English words. II does not appear to change the usual French ver- sion. The bill was introduced by State Secretary Gerard Pelle- ticr. The hill any Art of PDrlMmenl because 0 Canada has never had parlia- mentary sanction. Tho music remains the same. New trial sought o for wife-killer wife and selling her body afire to make it look like an accident. He was given a 50-hour leave from prison Christmas Eve to marry Csrmen Parent, his for- mer mistress, and he hasn't been seen since. GOVT. WOULD QUIT Premier Frank Moorcs of Newfoundland said today his Progressive C o n s c r v a live resign if it fails to win (he March .10 hy- etcction in Fortune. Tlie bv- flcclinn was forced by the resignation of a Liberal can- didate who won the scat in the Oct. 28 provincial elec- tion. Even if the Progressive Conservatives win the For- tune scat. Mr. Moores gov- ernment w not have 3 ma- .iorily. A PC victory would create n :i 21 tic in scats in the 42 scat legislature. OTTAWA (CP) Solicitor- General Jean-Pierre Goyer said today Ilia: an unnamed person seeks a new trial for fugitive murderer Yves Geoffrey. Mr. Goyer replying in the Commons to Conservative jus- tice critic Eldon Woolliams (Calgary who asked Justice Minister Otto Lang and Movli oivionlr Mr. Goyer whether anyone had approached them or any minis- a new trial for Geof- ..The justice minister has the power in certain circumstances to order a second trial. Mr. Lang said he himself hadn't. been approached. But Mr. Goyer said "someone !iad raised the matter. The min- isler added that it is up to Geof- froy and "not other persons" to make such an approach. DENIES GUILT Geoffrey was sentenced to life in prison in October, 1970, after being convicted of strangling iiis in Italy 400 persons missing as dam breaks China's leaders liberation and I" "people" as meaning those have, seen Hie MaoiU light. rs all along have reserved lo them- selves ll.o rij'hl In define such MAN. W. Va. (AP) Na- i on a I Guard Irnops and hundreds of volunteers set out today in search of an cslimalcd missing persons, victims of floodin." that left 01 known dead and wiped out whole communi- ties. Meanwhile, attention began to focus on Ihe cause of a break in an earthen dam which prccipi- about ihe trout 'downstream' l.'ileil the flood m Huffalo Creek Tudor said. "II either had IK l'w hollow Si.lurdiiy mmiing. Wa- ters from an Ill-acre lake, were Ben Tudor, general superm- lo find many more bodies .is Icndonl. of the Buffalo Mining bulldozers began searching (he remains of H Appalachian coal camps alum; the 20-mile hollow. MOST HOMES COM; National Guard troops made il the lasl miles lo Ihe end of the hollow o.-.iiy today; guardsmen mid only two of 37 houses remained in that area, too concerned The onrushinq wafer shipped the hind down lo bedrock. Arch Muorc ostimaii-d Co., said Ihe stale had denied the company permission o n many occasions to send some of Ihe slag and sludge which had accumulated in Ihe firm's lake into valley streams, relieving pressure on the dam. "They were Unleashed. I ho people or I tic Iroul and now both are gone." Authorities said Ihcy cxncclcd homeless. that .l.tniii ,it Ihe Hutfalo Creek area's residents wore left Many residents of Ihe hollow acknowledged they had been warned this last week that tho dam might break. But they said similar warnings had been is- sued in previous periods of hr.'ivy rain. IVpuly Sheriff Olio Mutiers said Sieve Oasovish, a vice- president, of Pillson Co., a hold- ing company for Clinchficld Val- ley Coal Co.. told him Saturday 'Everything's okay." Loss limn two hours later tho daiu crumbled. Mullors snid Vendy is honored a I KYU week. PnoV'O, Utah (API Mar- garet J. Ellis, 21. of Montreal, will reign as 1972 Miss Canada DYU during Hrigham Younq University's Canadian Week beginning today. Chosen as Miss Ellis, atten- dants were Wendy L. Lamb, in, of Lclhbridgc, Alia., and lircn- ria Lee Cahoon, of Edmon- ton. BYU's Canadian will also fevil tiro films, slides and displays on Canada, and enter- tainment by liYU's Can- sludels. Canadian consul G o n oral James Null will speak o n "Canada's Hole in North Amer- ica and tlie World." TIOME fAPi President. Giovanni Leone dissolved par- liament today a year ahead of schedule and called new elec- tions in Hay. The riisolulion of parliament led lo Hie postponement until 1973 of a referendum on Italy's controversial new divorce law that was scheduled for June 11. Leone called new elections after ju months of negotiations failed lo put together a majority that could govern Italy. Rjtirr rivalries among minority par- ties drought down the com re-left coalition that governed Italy for a decade. Seen and heard About town POULTRY lialpll proco s-sor Kfttcr claiming Alberta is Ihe of milk, chickens r.nd honev i'ne Slcinkn Iv iho l.iMe riurir.s Ihe Alberta Touchers' Associa- tion banquet lloli u.iv no: only a luxurious aparlmenl bill almo-t complete privacy because of the network of h.'dlways rnundinc his bachelor rod. ;