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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY High forecast Friday The Letttbttdge Herald LXIV 82 MARCH 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS PAGES air raids shield Laos from disaster By GEORGE ESPER SAIGON AP Only the biggest air shield ol the Indochina war has saved the South Vietnamese army from disaster in Even that protection fail ed at Saigons troops have been forced out of half a dozen bases and suffered heavy losses at three of They have been incapable of opening Route the main eastwest artery across the Ho Chi Minn and have had to depend on helicopters for vitually all Highranking South Vietnamese officers in the field say their airborne division was supposed to take the key transportation hub of 25 miles from the early in the drive that began The North Vietnamese cut Highway and Saigons men didnt announce capture of Sepone until March Then an armada of helicopters had to leapfrog them They stayed about a then pulled North Vietnamese and proCommunist Pathet Lao officials said Saigon never captured Every time the South Vietnamese pull out of the North Vietnamese move back said one field At the drive into Se pone temporarily disrupted North Vietnamese traffic along that part of the Ho Chi Minn trail and de stroyed large war And bombers did most of the The South Vietnamese have been used mainly as bomb damage assessment mov ing into areas that have been hit by air strikes and mopping them South Vietnamese commanders have come to rely so heavily on air support that they complained they werent getting fighter bombers were flying strikes at the rate of one every five min and on some days helicopters flew more than Some strategists feel that planners are plac ing too much emphasis on air support for the South The Laotian operation has proved the vulnerability of helicopters when they are up against hundreds of and in some cases radarcontrolled anti aircraft As many as 200 helicopters have been reported shot down and destroyed or shot down but or damaged in the air but able to fly back to and South Vietnamese officials claim the op oration its objectives of cutting the Ho Chi Minn trail and destroying large quantities of Communiques claim nearly North Viet namese troops have been The South Vietnamese contend this is an accurate figure based on actual count of bodies officers in the field say much of it is estimate and often guess intelligence officers the North Vietnamese are rebuilding parts of the Ho Chi Minh trail that the South Vietnamese ground troops and the bombers including Sepone Kennedy choice of youth NEW YORK AP The top social concerns troubling American youths are the war in envuonmental drug abuse and racial injus sajs a survey released by Seventeen The poll said young peoples choice for president in 1972 would be Senator Edward followed by President Nixon and former Sena tor Eugene Interviews with boys and girls aged 14 to 22 reported that most describe themselves as happy atd and consider personal freedom to be the countrys top asset But three out of four believe there is really something basically wrong with American society Almost all said the government was not spending enough to ciub pollution most blame the government for lack of funds to help combat urban prob lems and educational Moie than half feel somewhat hopeful about the nations future Nearly eight out of 10 interviewed do not agree tiiat violence may be the only way to needed changes in society On other the high school and collegeage youth opted for moie liberal abortion stricter gun control lowering the voting age to IS and establishing an allvolunteer i South Vietnam troops retreat From APREUTER SAIGON iCP Heavy North Vietnamese attacks drove South Vietnamese troops in Laos back toward their own border today with soaring At least 110 Saigon troops were reported killed Thursday and 205 wounded The South Vietnamese aban Photo by Terry Bland UNEXPECTED VISITORS Total damages are estimated at as a result of the attempt of a car driven by Victor 1603 15th to find its own unique way into the home of Chris Danggas at 1113 Scenic Drive Wednesday About of the damage was done to the The car had been travelling east along Scenic Drive when it went out of broke off two roadside jumped the concrete crossed the service road and broke into the living room of the Trcka is in satisfactory condition at Michaels Genera China exchange charges in arms race MOSCOW AP The Soviet breaking a long in its ideological warfare with accused Peking Wednes day of playing a dangerous game by trying to improve re lations with the United In an almost simultaneous at Peking charged that Kremlin leaders are stepping up the arms race to oppress the broad masses at home and maintain their colonial rule The sharplyworded attacks ended nearly two years of rela ire verbal peace and confirmed the belief that signs of better relations between the two Com munist powers are Using a new book on Chinese foreign policy as a the Kremlin maintained that the Chinese have reached an un derstanding with Washington to stay out of the yietnam war as long as American ground forces stay out of North Viet It accused Peking of obstruct Israel rejects Rogers proposal New type bank cards may soon replace money NEW YORK AP Money as we now know it may soon be a Uung of the says a banking Dolljr paper and change will te replaced in the future by computerized bank the Foundation for Full Service The group represents about commercial banks across the Tlie bank the association will be used for handling all monetary getting petty cash from money hiding paying bills and making incometax returns In the new not only will all your bills be paid by but your and deduc will be transmitted by the associa the foundalion arrangements can be made with some banks for automatically paying monthly utility pron ciU taxes ami other irairring bills In those transactions will become even moie JERUSALEM AP Pre mier Golda Meir has rejected the proposal of State Secre tary William Hogers calling for international guarantees instead of the territorial expansion Is rael demands to secure her bor Smallwood still backs seal limit Nfhl CP Premier Joseph Smallwood promised to keep the fight going to combat propaganda against the annual seal as he returned Wednesday from a twoday visit to the Chcslej Crosbie off the Lab rador Smallwood said he would ask Nova Scotians to support his stand in favor of the He said in an interview the ships 80 crew members were very resentful of the slander ous suggestions they practice cruelty or ever did practice cru elty Smallwood said he would ask Prime Minister Pierre Tru rieau to repeal federal regula tions which say only the 30inch clubs may be used Clubs used to kill seals were the wrong weapons the prem ier We cannot trust Rogerss even if it is proposed in good Meir told a meeting of her Labor partys central committee Wednesday Defence Minister Moshe Dayan said he did not doubt the U government sincerely wants to assure Israels secu But he said he could not accept Rogerss belief that geography is Rogers in a Washington news conference Tuesday said the im passe in negotiations under UN mediator Gunnar Jarring re sults from Egypts insistence on Israeli withdrawal from all ter ritory captured in 1967 and Is raels determination to hold po sitions it considers vital to its Rogers suggested that Israels boiders be guaranteed by a UN force stationed at such strategic points as Sharm el the Egyptian peninsula controlling the route to Israels southern port of Why should we serve as a guinea pig Meir Why should we be the only country in the world that is a protectorate m a framework peopled by Ameri and Indians ing Soviet aid to North Vietnam and helping to create favorable conditions for the United States to widen the war in Southeast Pekings tendency to im prove relations with American while sharpening relations with the Socialist Com are the two sides of this dangerous game the Maoists are playing in the world said the 192page paperback book published by the Soviet Academy of Pekings attack described the Kremlin leaders as the worst enemies of the in sheeps and was sharply critical of the Soviet bloc invasion of Czechoslovakia in The criticism was contained in an editorial commemorating the anniversary of the 1871 Paris Text of the article was broad cast by Peking radio and moni tored in It called on world Communist parties and the revolutionary people to keep on criticizing Soviet Strikes e Seen and heard Quint dies LOS ANGELES AP The second of five children born 10 weeks prematurely to Pearl Ka and her husband died Wednesday at Valley The tluce all uere listed in guarded c o n d i t Each weighs Hi to two About town alderman C a m in Barnes coming in late and then discovering he was at the meeting Francis Weasel Fat getting in the swing of Patricks Day by answering the phone with 0Weasel Fat Culling Nell Macintosh returning from Australia to find crocuses and snowdrops in bloom in the back Britain LONDON AP A wide spread protest against the gov ernments antistrike legislation British industry blacked out newspapers and threatened disruption of public Leaders of the oneday slop the second major mass walkout this claimed more than two million men were either on strike or laid off for the dav from closed Estimates of production losses ran into millions of H u n d r e d s of engineering among them the British Lcyland and General Motors au tomome closed at mid Wednesday Ship ysrds dochf The strike was called by Brit ains largest the member Amalgamated Engineering in a cam paign against the governments Industrial Relations Britains second the Transport and General Work with more than one million told members to decide individually whether to join the strike or The TMalions due fiir enactment by was launched as an atenipl to inject discipline into Britains tangled labor doned another base in Landing Zone the sixth ghen up since the campaign began 8 Saigon also pulled two battalions and a regimental command post back to South North Vietnamese gunners continued to pound the troops still in Laos w ith mortars and Unemployment total up agan OTTAWA CP Unemploy ment rose again last to from at midJan but there were signs of improvement m the underlying employment The Dominion Bureau of Sta tistics and the manpower de reporting on a survey for the week ended said there was a very slight and somewhat smallerthanusual in crease in the number of persons The increase from mid January compared with a increase in the same period last WTiile the new total of jobless represented per cent of the labor forceup from eight per cent in statisti cians calculated that if it were not for the severity of the win unemployment in February would have been per unchanged from This seasonallyadjusted showing the underlying was per cent last September and per cent in The employment picture in with estimates in it sands 1971 1971 197n Labor force Employed Unemployed 675 668 526 MORE HAVE JOBS While there were more there were more with jobs There was higher em ployment in the construction in where usually there is a drop in employment between January and There were also bigger gains than usual in employment in public insurance real Lower employment was prov ided by the trade and agricul ture There was little change in the unemployment figures for Feb ruary when divided among the main age and How the jobless problem was indicated by the change from a year The number of un employed young people rose by the number of unem ployed men over 24 rose by and the number of unem ployed women over 24 rose by 22000 unemployment rose in the Atlantic provinces last month to 11 per cent of the labor the same as it was a year ago It was per cent in January this Rates declined in Western The prairie rate de clined to 5 8 per cent last month from in January but re mained above the rate of In Brit ish the rate dropped last month to 8 7 per cent from hi but re mained higher than per cent in February last Taxation Department Im having difficulty with my return We are still in Laos but con centrated near the Vietnamese border said Do a military spokesman in We are moung out to lot the bombeis attack North Vietnamese troops mass ing in the Another Lt Tian Van insisted that all w as going according to Saigons plans We now a new plan of he said We are operating in another area and another duection Thats what we meant when we said tactical movements are being con Tie South Vietnamese troops have accomplished almost all of their objectives in the opera he added He said the westernmost units of South Vietnamese troops now in Laos are 15j miles from the border and the southernmost are 124 miles southeast of Se pone FIGHTING RACES Haid lighting raged between Fire Base abandoned and Landing Zone Brown An said a battalion had remained in the vicinity of Lolo to cover the withdrawing and field reports said it was overrun parly An said 50 men of the battal ion w ere 80 were wounded and a number are missing He claimed 567 North Vietnamese troops were killed in the most of them by planes and helicopter gun Another indication of reverses suffered by the South Vietnamese came in an an nouncement today that 773 gov ernment troops were killed in fighting in Indochina last compared with 650 the week be rix and hi Cam bock Am ji The government said North Vietnamese and Viet Cong were CLAIM FORCE SMASHED The Pathet Lao news agency said proCommunist Pathet Lao forces wiped out the 1st Regi ment of Saigons 1st Infantry Division at Firebase This included three infantry and one artillery battalions and the regimental the agency More than 100 South Vietnamese were cap tured and about were killed or Antiaircraft fire brought down 28 air the Pathet Lao agency Three Lethbridge residents on appeal assistance board Lethbridge minister Brian city businessman Leonard Saunders and Maxine Vogt have been named as fulltime members of a fivemember public assis tance appeal committee for the Lethbridge it was an nounced this morning by Ray minister of social de Speaker told The Herald one resident from each of Vaaxhall and Taber would also be appointed to the which is to hear appeals into public assistance Lethbridge businessman Ed Bastedo was also named as an alternate The one of 0 such appeal boards across the will deal with appeals from assistance recipierts who feel their applications have not been fairly dealt and with nonrecipients who are dissatisfied with assistance gncn to Australia to stand by South Vietnam CANBERRA Renter 1 Prime Minister William Mc Mahon told Parliament today Australia will stand by South Vietnam to the maximum of our capacity McMabon was replying to an Opposition Labor member who said the greatest barrier to free dom and liberty in Vietnam is the present Saigon eminent which the Australian is helping to uphold by The committee will take up its work its first job being to review public as sistance Speaker The minister indicated the appeal board would give a lot of people who complain about abuses something to do about But I think less than 2 per cent of assistance funds are used Most of non recipients dissatisfaction is the result of hearsay and ru mor Mr Speaker ako indicated Lclbbridfte citizens would know Proposed oil pipeline no problem Strom EDMONTON CP Alber ta does 1101 anticipate any difff cultv in marketing its oil after a pipeline is built from Alaska into the United Pre lepislatura In he told Don Getty PC stinthrona indi cations are increasing de mand will bring about further of the Athabasca Oil Sands in the ncitheast por tion of the prounce Strom told Bill Yiirko PC Stratbcona East Aber is not diecllv involved in studies on the feasibility of building a pipeline along the liher Mil is up to date with infor mation on the possible ecologi cal and economic cffcus of such a within a month if the city is slated for its third senior citi zens The recent provincial budget set aside money for six such but their sites have yet to be recommended to and ac cepted by the Lethbridge has for seven years attempted to obtain another The cunent Green Acres and Golden Acres are filled to ca senior citizens r e q u o s ting admittance have had to be turned away or sent to homes outside the ui Letbbridge Wednesday night to attend a Social Credit Lothbridge West nomination also told The Herald he expected a pro vincial election some time this hero questioned aboiil plot HOME AD The Fascist war hero who led the 1042 raid on A 1 e x a n d r i a harbor was called today for questioning in the imcftipation of an alleged rightwing plot Tho summons to Prince Valeric uncle no mention of charges Tho wealthy no bleman a nationwide et called the tional 1 ion Mosi today called him the central fic iire in the investigation of rightwing ;