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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 THF irilf'i'Mrir.F M.'JAHJ Tursiloy, May 1, 1972 Eerie calm prevails near Saigon SAICiON (API An eerie net. t aim prevails in the hustling villages and market towns around Saigon. Extensive visils to the liall- dozen provinces surrounding (lie Soiitli Vietnamese capilal indi- cate it is not an immediale l.ir- Bul for the first lime in sev- eral years the Norlh Vietnam- ese army lias almost free rein over the Cambodian provinces lo Hie west find Hie unpopulated juntos to the Norlh Iliat have been Ilic traditional staging areas for atlacks on Saigon. Norlh Viclnamesc intentions arc just not known. All is guess work. Sinee tiie big reduction in American forces, Ihcrc has been a greal Ilic gathering of inlclligcncc. American advisers and South Vietnamese officials in the prot- ective bell, of provinces around Saigon feel confident they can ring the alarm bells when the communists make Ilicir move. "They won't score another Whatever the I i m c a h I surprise Tet offensive against commented an American in Kinh Duong province who was here when American anil Vietnamese forces found Com- munist troops outside their bll- Ids in Saigon on Hie morning of the Vietnamese new year In KIM. SAMPtE COLtECTING ON THE MOON Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar mod- ule pilot nf tiie Apollo 16 moon mission, collecls samples of the moon's surface during an EVA at the Descartes landing site. The parked lunar Roving Vehicle is in the left background, A crater is at left centre. Pattern Taiizainaii legislator dies in Burundi tribal battle DAR ES SALAAM, I'AP) A legislator died in (lie Iribal warfare rueint- in the liny landlocked pening after refugees began Hooding into Tanzania. His mutilated body was found in a shallow grave and a fu- Tanzania's northeastern eciKiluency bordering on Bu- rundi, crowed inlo Burundi last work lo find out what was hap- Pattern nation of Burundi for the last 11 I neral service was held for liim the Tanzrminn herder. Anthony Pcneza. who rcprc- Meanwhile, the flood of refu- gees is continuing. People began pouring across the border fol- i lowing a reported coup attempt j the wekend of April 30 against President J[ i c li e 1 Micomuer. B u r u n d i radio has claimed hundreds of persons, including former king Nlare. were killed by loyal forces and continues to report fighting against "agents of the enemy.'' More than 4.500 refugees have reached an emergency centre set up at the Lake Tanganyika town of Kigoma. 45 miles from j (lie border Another are re-; ported slaying with relatives. Missionaries along (he fron- tier believe that well over have crossed into Tanzania. Many have been wounded by knife slashes and bullets. One policeman from the southern Burundi town of Nyan- i za-Lflo said 400 men armed n-ilh I long knives attacked the lown i April 29 and killed people mdis- j criminately. Welcome s in in one or two colors! pants, tunic and figurc-skinKrang dress in sleek Dacroi] knits. colton. Prinled Pattern -1701: Half Sizes Hu. IB'.i, Size iluisi 37; pank, tunic yds. i'.'l-iri. SEVENTY-riVK (73 ccnls) in coins