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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Nixon stops short of imposing full-scale By FHEU S. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon toll] the Russians in effect they can sail freighters into North Vietnamese- harbors at their own risk. But he has stopped short of imposing a full-scale re- garded as on act of war. Pentagon spokesman Daniel Henkin said the measures Nixon ordered in an effort to seal off North Vietnam from outsidn military aid "is not a blockade in terms of boarding and searching ships." Instead, the U.S. Navy will At last report (here were 3C ships in Haiphong bnrlror, about triple the number there before Hie North Vietnamese offensive against South Vietnam opened five weeks ago. Sixteen ships are Russian, 11 others fly the flags of other Communist coun- tries, including mainland China, Cuba. Poland and East Ger- many. The remaining nine are Hong Kong-based siiips believed under Communist Chinese charter. It appeal's that the period of of in- coming ships are willing to chance running through the mines to reach North Vietnam- ese harbors, no U.S. effort wiU be made to stop them. But the risk obviously would be great. Nixin said U.S. forces have been directed "to take appropri- ate measures within the internal and claimed territorial waters of North Vietnam to interdict delivery of any supplies." Defence officials explained this means that if Soviet or oilier skippers attempt to beat i A key question now i Ihe mine harrier by staying out- Store thefts on the rise TORONTO (CP) Theft try to plug the entrances of Hai-1 from retail stores in Canada to- phong and at five other i tals about SI million a day or North Vietnamese ports with more than million a year, magnetic and acoustic mines the chairman of Koifler Stores dropped from carrier-based Ltd. says, planes. Speaking to the Retail Council Sources said the mines are of Canada Monday, Murray B. equipped with delayed-action Koffler said that by the end of fuses to give Communist and the 1970s. Hie problem other skippers three days to get j facing retailers will be preven- out of period of grace i lion of such thefts by employees indicated in Nixon's speech and the public. Monday night. The chairman of the drug store chain blamed the thefts on sumers who favor night shop a "disrespect for business] ping cannot be blocked much among today's youth" and an j r jn m Canadian corn- increase in self-serve operations which "almost tantalizes people to stea] Peter C. Newman, editor of James G. Kendrick, president! Maclean's magazine, told the of Kellers Ltd.. fold the meeting j meeting that the current rise of that night shopping will become nationalism is a posi- morc prevalent in the next dec- _ side the harbors and unloading their cargoes into lighters or smaller craft will be shot out of the water before they reach land. Nixon's use of the term "in- ternal waters" suggests that U.S. aircraft are likely to drop mines in North Vietnamese riv- ers and streams used to float supplies. I Henkin's words indicated that the U.S. Navy will not set up 1 any restraining line of ships on Wednesday, May 1972 THE IETHBRIDOI HERAID 27 KCOLOGY-MINBED INTIIEASE1) IMMIGRATION The University of Alberta of- fers 100 different courses which deal directly witli studies of the environment. About persons are ex- pected to arrive in Israel from the Soviet Union this year, pared to in 1971. will Ihe Russians do. if thing' The R u s s i a ns conceivably could send minesweepers lo try and clear the explosives from the North Vietnamese port ap- proaches. Conceivably, too, tiic Russians could send warships to escort the minesweepers. The Russians might well con- i sider Nixon's actions an open challenge and this could carry with it the danger of il..... Ib. Boston Butt, govt. inspected Ib. Burn, in ,hc piet8 ;