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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 36 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID _ Wednesday, March 28, 1973 WE KNEW IT ALL ALONG Herald Legislative Uiii-cuu EDMONTON The Lctll- bridge Herald last week was in- cluded in Highways Minister Clarence Copithome's list of "major pnpci's." Grant Notlcy (NDP-Spirit niver-b'airview) nskcd if high- way construction projects arc advertised for tender in news- papers in the communities where flic work is to be clone. The minister replied no, "As a ru.'e, we inly ict the major papers in Lcthbridgc, Calgary and Edmonton." However, Mr. Copithornc saici "Tile contractors know of the procedure and watch the major papers." Some other government an- nouncements are advertised in all newspapers in the province, while others are advertised only in Calgary and Edmonton. "Mr. Notley asked "in light cf your concern about decentrali- zing of industry and econotnic opportunity" would the high- ways minister consider ad- vertising in all newspapers. The minister said no. Sloto journey Moving day for a Saturn IB ot Kennedy Space Cen- ter marks a major step forward [n the Skylab orbital workshop project. The huge rocket makes the slow jour- ney from the huge assembly building To the launch site for tile first stage of the manned orbital workshop, launch is scheduled for May. Now you can fly to Britain and Europe on a WAHDAIR Charter without joining a club. This year, 1NTERVAC will have Ihe mosl charter seats lo Britain and Europe-viaWARDAIR.Fly in first class style aboard a luxurious WARDA1R Boeing 707 Jet. Compli- mentary services include delicious In-flight meals and refreshments. Infants uncle r two are carried free of charge. Isn't this your year for Britain and Europe? Check the flight listings and plan nowl New Advance Booking Charter1 rules simply require thatyou pay a non-refundable per passenger AT LEAST 15 days prior to May departures, 30 days prior to June departures, 60 days prior lo J uty, August departures and 90 days for all remaining flights-see flight listings. M flights depart from, and relum fo Edmonton International Airport or Calgary's McCall Field, Arrivals and departures in Britain and Europe are tram Gatwick Prestwick, Schiphol (Amsterdam] or Frankfurt Main airports, depending on destinaiioa additional charge of S5.00 per passenger win be mado for Fare Protection Insu ranee. BOOK WELL IN ADVANCE OF FINAL CLOSING DATES AND GET THE FLIGHTS YOU WANT. (Booking dates shown are the final dates on which we must file passer aerlists in Ottawa.) EDMOOTONTO LONDON A.T.C. WENT. NO. SEPTVOC GatSepL29 5atSepL29 TTiurs.Oct4 Bun. Oct. 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CENTRE VILLAGE MAIL PHONE 326-8184 HANOI Trees hide damage of war and neglect HANOI (AP) Hanoi Is a city between war and peace. Of- ficials are- still counting tha dead and wounded from last December's United States air raids and assessing the dam- age. By Horst Pass of Ihe Associated Press Premier Phani Van Dong and other government leaders ex- hort the North Vietnamese (P remain vigilant and ready for all eventualities. But the people of Hanoi appear relaxed, ready (o enjoy life a bit more and ea- ger to rebuild and improvt their war-battered capital, Hanoi's mayor, Tran Duy Hung, is a bespectacled doctor who has run the city since 1954. He is described as "a good friend of the late Uncle Ho Chi Minh." "Our facilities are not as eood as in your he said in greeting some Western reporters, "not even as good as in Saigon. "Except for five relatively calm years after we took over from the French colonialists we always had to be vigilant and prepared for war and attack." At first glimpse from the air, central Hanoi still looks like the graceful French colonial city of it was .before all the fighting began 30 years ago. But age shows A close look, however, shows the cracks and wrinkles of age, facades that have not been painted for decades, dilapi- dated, overcrowded mansions once inhabited by French colo- nial officials. Massive trees that still Una every boulevard hide much of the damage that decades of neglect, austerity and war have done to the "Flying as the name Hanoi can be translated. Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam since it was first united in 1010, always has been considered a more cultured, more beautiful city than Saigon, which was pri- marily a port, administration and business centre. Wliile Hanoi obviously has Buffered from the priorities of a war economy, massive destruc- tion by the U.S. air war is lim- ited to a few no- tably where bombs hit residen- tial areas. Hanoi's mayor said that in the whole municipality of 000 square kilometres, In Bis December raids alone homes were destroyed. Bombs hit 72 of Hanoi's 102 districts and.all four districts of the dty centre were hit, he added. While it is difficult to confirm these statistics, occasional stray bomb hits are visible all over the city. Poor areas hit Massive destruction can be seen in a densely populated poor district along Kham Thien Street, hit in December by heavy bombs dropped by B-52s. The target may have tha Hanoi railway station, about 500 yards away. It remained intact. The scenes along Kham Thien Street recall destroyed cities in Germany after the Second World War. Temporary bamboo and patch-roofed shelters have been built by survivors on the rubble of their flattened houses. To get to their homes people have to use trails that circle craters made by bombs. These craters are filled with stinking refuse and foul water. One family lives in the still- standing half of its two-storey house, as if on a stage, In the evening a curtain is pulled to replace the missing wall. A woman, holding her baby, gropes through a pile of rubbla sorting out bricks that can be salvaged for the future recon- struction of Kham Thien dis- trict. A hundred yards away women and children dig out remnants of a wall, also trying to save unbroken bricks. The people of Kham Thien have to work with their hands. Not one construction machine was visibile, and all the bricks prepared for reconstruction were those clawed from the ruins. Thousands killed It is unclear how many people were killed in fhis worst raid on any residential area in Hanoi. The mayor speaks of several hundred. But Western sources who were in Hanoi during the raid and witnessed rescue work believe several thousand were killed. They believe the North Viet- namese government seeks to protect its reputation of having been generally successful in holding down civilian casualties by evacuating all but the most needed and by building as many air raid shelters as pos- sible. Hanoi's mayor said that o! people in the city's four central districts, were evacuated during the December raids. In the ruins of Kham Thien district, heavy casualties are evident everywhere. In home a one-room shelter In a nwlti-storey house that col- lapsed except for the ground floor six tablets on the ances- tor altar bear the date of a B-53 raid. The widow who Hved broke into tears when ques- tioned about the loss of her hus- band, four children and a rela- tive. Kham Thien is one area in Hanoi where children do not joke with Western visitors or pose grinning for photographs. According to residents, many are orphans living with rela- tives. The other showpiece of de- struction of non-military targets is the Each Mai Hospital, re- ported as twice hit by B-52 raids. Bach Hanoi's largest hospital, is destroyed from ana end to the other. Rails not hit It may be assumed that adjacent railway refuelling and parking area was the real tar- get. Rails lead past the hospi- tal, but they were not put out of action. Reconstruction has not yet be- gun in earnest. Workers, mostly women, cart and stack salvaged bricks. Walls and roofs that can be repaired are slowly fixed. The hospital has no patients now, but medical classes con- tuiue. A maternity and parent- hood advice class was held in open air, the professor speaking from UM steps of smashed building. When American prisoners ot war ride In buses from Hanoi prisons to Gia Lam Airport they can see the result of what the U.S. Air Force called a 100-per- cent successful raid on Hanoi railway yard and repair facility. It was utterly destroyed. Rail- way cars were thrown about in the blast of heavy bombs. Al- most no building can bo recog- nized for what it once was. Residential areas around tha yard are being repaired or re- palced by temporary homes, some being contructed even at night in the light of n few dim bare bulbs. Bombs that splashed into neighboring paddies are almost forgotten. Fanners filled in tin holes and rice is already green- Ing. Hanoi was not among ths cities bombed heavily by American Navy and Air Force. Other towns were reported com- pletely destroyed. ;