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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta West unrest renewed by Viet crisis By CV FOX Canadian Press Staff Writer The Vietnam crisis has caused a renewal of pro- led-inspired unrest in the Western world to an extent which has not been experienced since 1968. This is the case not only In tha United States but also in various parts of Western Europe. A wave of passionate dissent over Vietnam helper) to produce four years ago a degree of unrest which reached the proportions of a near revolution in France and set off violent street demonstrations in various cities of West Germany. The lOfJ) agitation was largely restricted In its early stage? to rebellious students and other members ol the younger generation. Rut it finally succeeded in unnerving entire coun- tries .-I tnct which should lie recalled now in view of I lie anti-American demonstrations that have erupted in France, Sweden and other parts of. Western Europe. Bad timing Moreover, the latest shock wave to be unleashed by the crisis events in Southeast Asia comes at a deli- cate time for some European nations. In Italy, for instance, politicians are only now be- ginning to adapt themselves to the situation produced by the recent elections, which apparently leave that country saddled with the same kind of political uncer- tainties as have hampered Italian progress for some lime. .lust as Vietnam mil add fuel to left-wing protest In northern Italian industrial cities, it also promises to make trouble in France. TlxTi-c, the student rebels of 1968 derived much of their momentum from their reaction against American Vietnam policies. But in West Germany the present Vietnam situa- tion is nf particular significance, not only as a spur to possible 19S8 style street violence but also for its potential effect on the parliamentary' impasse over Chancellor Willy Brandt's friendship treaties with Rus- sia and Poland. The Russians already have shown signs of suspi- cion aboul the intentions of those in Bonn who seek a joint government opposition declaration of policy to- wards Ihc Communist East. This seems in line with Uie traditional Soviet ten' dency to suspect collusion between non-Communists on rule front and other non-Communists operating iu a fcparalc, even a far-distant, part of the globe: Suspect link In Ihc present situation, Sovicl policy-makers think- ing in flu's way might be inclined to link signs of Bonn hesitation about Ihe Brandt policy with Presi- dent Nixon's tough new policy in Vietnam. For the time being, a postponement of a Bonn parliamentary vote on the friendship treaties has giv- en West German politicians some respite from the tensions of feuding about the proposed rapprochement with the Communists. Yet Europe is left to wonder whether the Soviets now will abandon their friendly gestures of the last few ynars towards counlries like West Germany, in view of Ihc American bombings and mine-layings in Asia. Some European coinment-ators, like others in North America aro laking heart from Ihe fact that t.hc Russians, though loudly denouncing America's Viet- nam strategy, have not as yet sought lo call off the pro- jected Nixon vi.sit to Moscow. The conclusion seems to be that Uie Russians still hnpp fnr success in their talks with the Americans nboul arms limitations and also go on pondering the advantages lo be derived from increased trade with tha West and from the treaties with Bonn. i If lliis reasoning is con'ect, then the Russians might not resort lo the extreme retaliation they used in spectacularly cancelling the planned summit confer- ence of I960 following Ihe U-2 spy incident of Uiat year. Viet Cong soldiers masters? of deception 1M NAN'G, Vietnam CAP) North Vietnamese sol- rliers nre. masters of deception in moving giins. trucks fliid across the demilJlarixexl zone info South Vipinam despite United St.nl.es Ixtmbing. ''They have an ability that is almost, uncanny to mrll into (lie said Lt-CoL Jolin P. O'Gormau, commander of the 'I21.st Tactical Fighter Squadron. "When they to, they're really good at hiding they 1st Lieut. Mike Jewel ndded. Uoth O'Ciormnn and Jewel grudfiing ad- miralior fur the talent of the North Vietnamese in in- filtrating Irnous and .snpjilies into 1he South. O'tionnan, an F-l fiRhtcr-bomlrer pilot, flics his 1'hanlom jet Llittusand feet above the light oh- Fervation proiK'ller piano at feet by Jewel, 211. O'Ciorniiin sees only pcneral paltcrns on Iho ground N'lou, vhilc from his slower aircraft. Jewel can pick out the, green pack on Ihc hack of a North Vietnamese in .idrliLion to being masters of deception, Mid. the Noilh Vietnamese seldom leave any rge behind. "If n I nick or n pun is knocked out, Ihey come and remove everylhing they can. I guess they rlon'l uanl us lo know we've, clone. It's amazing Uie ASKS FOR WATER A refugee father asks for water today after arriving in Da Nang by ship from the old imperial capital of Hue. They are among Ihe thousands who have fled Hue in past week. (AP Wirephoro) Polish-Canadian group praised by PM Trudeau By NORMAN GRAHAM G 111 MSB Y, Ont. (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau Friday praised a group of Polish-Cana- dians for singing 0 Canada in French. It was "one of Ihe most mov- ing tilings that ever happened to he said when he spoke at the opening of Place Polonaise, a centre for Canadians of Polish ancestry, built by the Polish Al- liance of Canada in tills lake- shore community 20 miles east of Hamilton. He told his audience it was wonderful "that you people who already master two languages" should show respect for lha symbols ol French Canada. "Their action showed a willing- ness to accept the "more diffi- cult aspect of being which he said some other Cana- dians have trouble accepting. The choir also sang 0 Canada areas of N E W BRAUNFELS, Tex. (AP! _ A flood crest of the River rushed toward the Gulf of Mexico today, carry- ing a possible" Ihrcat to other areas as residents ol this com- munity searched for Iheir dead. Eleven persons died here and In the Scguin area and about dozen persons were missing afer a cloudburst late Thursday night sent the Guadalupe and its tributaries roaring into residen- tial subdivisions. "We probably will he finding bodies for a couple of said a (Icpuly sheriff. hugs Love on move in Florida GAINESVILLE. Fla. (AP) A host of love bugs, liny black critlcrs that fly in tan- dcm. have inundated central Florida again this spring and an insect specialist says their vast numbers may be because birds and other animals doo't find them lasly. F.von flip ,in'J seemingly omnivorous dragon fly rejects Ilie love bugs, says Pr. Lawrence A. llelrick, an entomologist with Ihc Univcr- siiy of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sci- ences in Gainesville. ".If (licy were present in normal numbers, I h e public would not lie aware of lletrick said. "Except for Iheir growing population, they would he confined lo wooded Love bugs, who get their name because they fly in mated pairs, swarm In large numbers along the highways aboul four weeks each spring and fall. They quickly coat the windshields and grills of automobiles. About persons were evacuated from their homes at. New Braunlels and another 1.500 at Seguin. Damage was es- timated at more than S10 mil- lion by city manager Jim Hes- ter of New Braunfels. Among those killed was Clar- ence Knetsch, 51, secret service agent-in-charge at San Antonio and a New Braunfels resident. Knetsch, former chief of secu- rity at Lyndon B. Johnson's ranch, was helping other resi- dents of the river area move to higher ground when he was swept away. IlKSIDHNTS EVACUATED _____________ As the Guadalupe receded here Friday it spread oul at Sc- ._ pi 1 puin, stretching a quarter-mile B 1 I 1 I ft 11 If at the Texas 123 bridge for a 'L rl- A W while and forcing evacuation of residents along the river. The US. wealher service pre- dicted Ihe Guadalupe would ba 12 feet above flood stage at Ucero by Monday. Rich and poor alike suffered in English, as well as the na- tional anthem of Poland. Mr. Trudeau said Canada's multi-cultural policy permits people to carry on the best tra- ditions they bring from their na- tive land and this makes Can- ada a better nation. MEET-TIIE-PEOPLE TOUR The prime minister visited Hamilton earlier Friday on the final day of a two-day meet- the-people tour. He was in To- ronlo Thursday, and flew hack lo Ottawa Friday night. He told a group of Hamilton- erea Liberals at B son reception they may bo "among the last people who have flic privilege of giving money to a political party with- out being able to declare it as a lax deduction.'' He was referring to his an- nouncement Thursday that the government will introduce a bill lo limit election campaign ex- penditures. Mr. Trudeau also spent 20 minutes at the Hamilton Press Club where he was given an honorary membership. When he arrived from To- ronto by helicopter at a Hamil- ton high school field, he was greeted by a crowd of about 300, He shook hands with some, mainly youngsters, through a chain wire fence which sepa- ralcd him from Ihe gathering. weakened from the Hood. Expensive resi- dential areas were located on the river shore and tributaries Some looting was reported, mid policemen wilh a lond- speaker drove through the. T.anda Park Instates neighbor- hood, a 'in o u n c i n g Ihc area would he under armed guard Friday niglil. Clash in streets C'ONCISPCION, Chilo (Ron- lor) Opponents and sup- porlci-s ot Marxist President Salvador Allcnde clashed in the streets of this industrial city BOO miles south of Santiago Friday night and several per- sons were reported hurl, three of (.hem by builds. I'oliee. used lear gas niul water cannon in Irving lo separate Iho rival fad ions nnd aboitl Kill arrests MPIT made. 10 perish iu hotel fire TOKYO (AP) Fire raced through a seven-storey depart- ment store in Osaka, western Japan, lonight and inilial press reports said at. least 10 persons died. Newspapers said many em- ployees of the Senniehi depart- ment store fled lo the roof and availing rescue. Somo jumped from Ihe roof nnd were liillcd or injured, these reports added. Russian sailor ilescrls OSLO, Norway (Renter 1 Secretary General Joseph Luns of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Sat- urday the balance on NATO's northern flank has worsened to the disfavor of the alliance. He called for more conventional forces in order (o prevent a possible conflict developing into a nuclear war and lo restrain l.br increased political influenco which Ihc Soviet Union is gain- Ing through ils military power. He inlcrviewcd by the Brussels correspondent of (lie Oslo newspaper Aflcnposfen. Rallies in 20 cities U.S. anti-war protests mount By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Protesters against the United States mining of North Vietnam- ese harbors planned a fifth day of demonstrations today, with rallies scheduled in 20 cities. Meanwhile scattered displays of. popular support for President Nixon's new war policy also appeared. Anti-war disturbances sub- sided in most areas Friday when protest tactics varied from seizure of a deactivated inine sweeper in St. Louis to sabotage of telephone cables in Sail Lake City to blockade of auto traffic, campus buildings and the governor's office in Connecticut. In all, hundreds more peace activists were arrested as anti- war demonstrations were re- ported in 17 states. One of the day's biggest marches, however, belonged to flag-waving school children and wives ol U.S. prisoners as 12.000 persons paraded through the streets of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.. in support of the presi- dent's policy. The conservative Young Americans for Freedom, claim- ing more than members, 14 persons killed in bus mishap BEAN STATION. Term. (AP) _ Fourteen persons were re- ported killed and 15 injured, four critically, early today when a Greyhound bus and a tractor- trailer collided near here. The truck burst into flames. The dead included the drivers of both vehicles and at least two children, authorities said. Morrislown-Hamblen Hospital said most of Ilic injured were from the Norfolk, Va., area. The bus was headed in that direc- tion, from Knoxville. about 40 to 45 miles southwest of the wreck Bite. Morrislown-IIamblen Hospital spokesmen said ]4 bodies were in the hospital conference room, where officials were seeking to identify them. Two of I lie bodies were of children, they said. The truck was loaded with a cargo of vinyl floor covering and drums of lar-like glue for applying it. The cargo burst into flames almost immediately, Iho highway patrol said. There was no obvious explan- ation for the wreck, which ap- parently occurred on dry pave, mcnt before showers moved into the area. announced its support for "the president's use of any effective military means, including a full scale invasion of North Viet- nam." Quaker groups meeting in Se- attle, meanwhile, issued a study condemning the recent course of the war in Indochina. A n t i -w a r demonstrators planned to return to Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, Mass., today for their 16th traf- fic-blocking sit-in since bombers Quint dies NORTHAMPTON. England (Reuler) One of the. quintu- plel.s born here a week ago to 24-year-old Susan Furlow died loday. leaving one slill nlivp. Marc. Ihc survivor, was re- ported to be making progress. Two of the babies died the day they were born and another the following day. Confession by IRA man ol giving up CANBERRA (Renter) An clcclrician aboard the ton Soviet liner Ehola Rustavcli has jumped ship nnd sought political asylum In Australia, immigi'nlion department offi- cials said Saturday. man deserled from the ship before il lelt Sydney for a cruise of Uie Smilh P.ir.ific Wednesday. sign By PATRICK MASSKV LONDONDERRY (Reulcr) "If an 7RA man comes lo confession, il's nsrnilly n sipn I hill he's thinking of giving up [he gun." Rev. Denis livadley, 26, was. lalkinp nboul his parishioners in Londonderry's rebel BOR- sido area, where power is held by Ilic Irish Republican Army, atifi where police and British soldiers rarely (read. Fnlher Unidloy does mil. support Hie killing, maiming nnd sabotngo which lias been carried oul by Iho IRA in the name of a united Ireland since Iho oflcn-violciil strife between Prolcslant.s nnd Roman Calholies began in I'lsler in Unl lie said he Ihe motives. "I uonld like to see a Inu-e nml fo would 90 po.r conl nf gun ordinary Calholies in Ihe Bog. Fallicr Bradley said. "Bui. Calholies have lillle rea- son lo Inisl Hie British army and Uio British administra- tion." One helpful possibilily IIE envisages is a new law-en- forccnienl body drawn mainly from the Catholic population. The Catholic minority in Norlhcni Ireland have always considered Ihe police a tool o[ Ihe I'rrileslant majorily. Al'I'I.IKS PIlKKSrHli "Wherever I can, I put pressure on Ihe TRA to acrcpl a Fallicr Bradley said. "15ut the power ol l.he pin is a (crrihlc Iliing." The priest said he lias no sympathy at all for the offi- cial wing of the IRA, which works lor an all-Ireland so- cialist, r c p u h 1 i c on Cuban lines, based there were ordered to Vietnam thrra weeks ago. A total of 925 persons have been arresled in those sit-downs. Other peace demonstralions were scheduled in front of the While House iu Washington and in New York: Chicago, Berke- ley, Calif.: Louisville. Ky.; SI, Paul. Minn., and several other cilics. Violence In San Francisco erupled Friday as police using clubs broke up a rally ot persons in Union Square oulside of Uie SI. Francis Hotel, where Governors Ronald Reagan of California and Nelson A. Rocke- feller of New York were meet- ing to open President Nixon's California re-election campaign. The police moved in after demonstrators set a police mo- torcycle afire ard hurled rocks and debris. Several demonstra- tors and Lwo officers were in- jured. A number of persona were arrested. Tliirt.v persons were Injured as police in Columbus, Ohio, fired shotguns loaded with wooden pdieis ai a crowd ol 400 dcmonstralors who refused or- ders lo slop blocking Iraffip near Ohio Stale University's campus. Seventy-six persons were arresled. In Ilhaca, N.Y., about 130 windows were smashed as a crowd of 300 surged in and around the Cornell campus. Po- lice fired tear gas canisters and scuffled wilh proleslers, arresl- ing there. Two officers were in- jured. Heavy fighting rages SAIGON (API South Viet- nam recaptured the first pieca ol North Vietnamese-held Quang Tri province today in an assault by government troops ferried inlo battle by U.S. mar- ine helicopters, field reports said. In the soulhera region, heavy fighting raged for the third straight day at An Loc. Ihe long-besieged provincial capital fin miles north of Saigon. North Vietnamese troops made re- peated bloody attacks on Ihe city, which President Nguyen Van Thieu has ordered held at all costs. Associated Press correspon- dent Peter Arnett reported from the northern front that the U.S. marine helicopter crews wera from the carrier Okinawa. They landed 1.000 South Vielnamesa marines inlo Hai Lang district town on the southern edges ol Quang Tri City, Ihe provincial capital. The airlifted South Vietnam- ese marines, joined by a column of 500 Saigon marines moving on foot, reoccupied the district town ui less than lliree hours, Arnelt reported. itish rail runs to be suspended LONDON rcri Govern- menUmDed British Rail is lo suspend the country's entire service train fnr 32 hours ning tonight in reaction to a re- sumption by rail workers of a crippling work slowdown. Rail unions, angered by the Conservative government's re- fusal to meet their latest pay demands, resumed the slow- down a I. midnight Thursday nicht cifirr a l-.vn week off period ordered by Uie In- dustrial Court. Negotiations did nut produce a compromise during the 15-day irucc and millions of commut- ers all over Britain are apain experiencing mounting turmoil on (lie railways. Highways in and out. of Lon- don arc jammed with traffic as thousands of travellers try to drive to work and avoid ilio (rains. A 15-minulo trip now can lake up lo two hours to com- plete. The rail workers insist Seen and heard About town I> T C V C L, T S T nnvc lingers w o r r y i n g lu.s cycle might be .stolen from in front of the police .station while lie was in courl, nnd noting il wasn't licenced >ot linrl Kiinioll I live-aiming In DUC- lion his cm1 on Ihc Mrcrl if lie didn't gel it .-old in a hurry Larry Uilson toll- ing girl friend Diane Sliin-ly tlial he has named lii.s innv uhile spoils cur Silver after 111.1 huro Thci thai even- rule in even- railway rulcbook must be followed lo the letter. British Rail spokesmen say most of the Sunday train serv- ices are carried out by employ- ees overtime and be- cause extra work refused by Hie unions as par! of Iho slow- down, it would be impossible lo operate even on a .crcatly-rc- riuced Vest parades military might BERLIN (AD The West- ern powers paraded their mili- tary might for the 27th year in West. Berlin loday, beset by mil- itant Yicfnnm war protesters. Police reported no serious in- cidents during the march by about 5.000 men with weapons and tanks. A spokesman put Ilio sppcln- Inr tola! at about 11 ap- peared that about youthful demonstrators were mixed in. Siudcnls TANANARIVE Madagascar Renter t Abiml 12 persons were, killed and many injured by gunfire in clashes Saturday bc-luecn nr.cl security Thr- reported h1-1 cwil nesses at the1 fccne, fnllimrd violent sludrnr dnnoii- lo protest iho of leaders of a student slriko I hat has been in progress for 19 days. The MudrnLs are de.- mauding R radical revision n( Ihc couni.i.y's Miic.ilion EY5tcm. ;