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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- lost-inspired unrest in the Western world to an extent which has not been experienced since 1968. This is the case not only In the United States but also in various parts of Western Europe. A wave of passionate dissent over Vietnam helped to produce four years ago a degree of unrest which readied the proportions of a near revolution in France and set off violent street demonstrations in various cities of West Germany. The 1968 agitation was largely restricted in its early stages to rebellious students and other members of the younger generation. But it finally succeeded in unnerving entire coun- tries, a fact which should be recalled now in view of the anti-American demonstrations that have erupted in France, Sweden and other parts of Western Europe. timing Moreover, the latest shock wave to be unleashed by the crisis events in Southeast Asia comes at a deli- cate time [or 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 Uiat country saddled with the same kind of political uncer- tainties as have hampered Italian progress for some time. ,lusl as Vietnam will add fuel to left-wing protest In northern Italian industrial cities, it also promises to make trouble in France. Tlicrc, 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 1968 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 about the intentions of those in Bonn who seek a joint government opposilion declaration of policy to- wards the Communist East. This seems in line with the traditional Soviet ten' dency to suspect collusion between non-Communists on one front and other non-Communists operating iu a separate, even a far-distant, part of the globe: Suspect link In lire present situation, Soviet policy-makers think- ing in tlu's way might be inclined to link signs of Bonn hesitation about the Brandt Eastern policy with Presi- dent Nixon's tough new policy in Vietnam. For the time being, a postponement of a Bom 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 yrv.rs towards countries like West Germany, in view of Ihe American bombings and mine-layings in Asia. Some European commentators, like others in North America aro taking heart from the fact that t.hc Russians, though loudly denouncing America's Viet- nam strategy, have not as yet sought to call off the pro- jected Nixon visit to Moscow. The conclusion seems to be that tJie Russians still hopn for success in their talks with the Americans about arms limitations and also go on pondering the advantages to be derived from increased trade with the Wesf and from the treaties with Bonn. i If this reasoning is con'cct, then the Russians might not resort to the extreme retaliation they used in spectacularly cancelling the planned summit confer- ence of 1900 following the U-2 spy incident of Uiat year. Viet Cong soldiers masters of deception DA Vietnam (AP) North Vietnamese sol- fliers are masters of deception in moving grins, trucks fliul themselves across the demilitarized zone into South Vietnam despite United St.nt.es bombing. ''They have an ability that is almost imcanny to melt into the said IX-Col. John P. O'Gormau, commander of the 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron. "When they to, they're really good at hiding anything they want 1st Lieut. Mike Jewel added. Both and Jewel expressed grudging ad- miration for tlic talent of the North Vietnamese in in- filtrating troops and supplies into the South. O'Uorman, an F-4 pilot, flics his Phantom jet several thousand feet above the light oh- nervation propeller piano operated at feet hy Jewel, 23. O'Ciorman sees only general patterns on the ground Ix'lou, from his slower aircraft Jewel can pick out the green pack on the back of a North Vietnamese soMier. In iirkiition to being masters of deception, Jewel Mid. (he North Vietnamese seldom leave any fgo behind. "If n tniek or a gun is knocked out, they come back and remove everything they can. I guess they don't until us to know wluit we've, done. It's things thfv Rallies in 20 cities U.S. anti-war protests mount ASKS FOR WATER A refugee fother oslcs for water today after arriving in Da Nang by ship from the old imperial capital of Hue. They are among the thousands who have fled Hue in past week. (AP Wirephoto) Polish-Canadian group praised by PM Trudeau By NORMAN GRAHAM G lit 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 the most mov- ing things 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 tlu's 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 symbols of 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 Floods threaten areas 01 N E W BRAUNFELS, Tex. (AP! A flood crest of the Guadalupe River rushed toward the Gulf of Mexico today, carry- ing a possible threat to other areas as residents of this com- munity searched for their dead. Eleven persons died here and in the Scguin area and about two dozen persons were missing afer a cloudburst late Thursday night sent the Guadalupe and its tributaries roaring into residen- tial subdivisions. "We probably will be finding bodies for a couple of said a dcputv sheriff. Love bugs on move in Florida GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) A host of love bugs, liny black critters that fly in tan- dem, have inundated central Florida again this spring and an insect specialist says their vast numbers may be because birds and other animals don't find- them Insly. I'.'.von the vorarinnr, and seemingly omnivorous dragon fly rejects the love bugs, says Pr. Laurence A. Helrick, an entomologist with the Univer- sity of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sci- ences in Gainesville. "If they were present in normal numbers, t h e public would not be aware of Helrick said. "Except for their growing population, they would he confined to wooded areas." Love bugs, who get their name because they fly in mated pairs, swarm in large numbers along the highways about four weeks each spring and fall. They quickly coat Hie windshields and grills of automobiles. About persons were evacuated from their homes at New Braunfcls and another 1.500 at Seguin. Damage was es- timated at more than 510 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. I1KSIDENTS EVACUATED As the Guadalupe receded here Friday it spread out at Se- 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- ronto Thursday, and flew back to Ottawa Friday night. He told a group of Hamilton- area Liberals at 8 son reception they may ba "among the last people who have flic privilege of giving money to a political party with- out being able to declare it as a tax deduction.'1 He was referring to his an- nouncement Thursday that the government will introduce a bill to 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- rated him from the gathering. fl NA1O iJaiik while and forcing evacuation of residents along the river. The U.S. weather service pre- dieted the Guadalupe would ba 12 feet above flood stage at Ucero by Monday. Rich and poor alike suffered from the flood. Expensive resi- dential areas were located ou the river shore and tributaries. Some looting was reported, and policemen with a loud- speaker drove through the l.snda Park Estates neighbor- hood, a n n o u n r i n g the arcs would be under Drilled guard Friday night. Clash in streets CONCEPCION, Child (Ren- ter) Opponents and sup- porters of Marxist President Salvador Allende clashed in the streets of this industrial city SOO miles south of Santiago Friday night and several per- sons were reported hurt, three of them by bullets. 1'olice used tear gas and w.'ilor cannon in trying lo separate Ihe rival fad ions and about inn nnvsls wore made. 10 perish in hotel fire TOKYO (AP) Fire raced through a seven-storey depart- ment store in Osaka, western Japan, tonight and inilial press reports said at. least 10 persons died. Newspapers said many em- ployees of the Sennichi depart- ment store fled to the roof and were awaiting rescue. Somo jumped from the roof and were killed or injured, these reports added. Russian, sailor rlcscrls ship CANBERRA (Renter) An electrician aboard the ton Soviet liner Shola Rustaveli has jumped ship and sought political asylum in Australia, immigration department offi- cials said Saturday. man deserted from the ship before il left Sydney for a cruise of Ibc Smith Pacific Wednesday. OSLO, Norway (Reuterl Secretary General Joseph tuns of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Sat- the balance on NATO's northern flank has worsened to the disfavor of the alliance. He called for more conventional forces in order to prevent a possible conflict developing into a nuclear war and to restrain i.hc increased polilical influence which the Soviet Union is gain- Ing through its military power. He was interviewed by the Brussels correspondent of the Oslo newspaper Aftenposten. 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 mine sweeper in St. Louis to sabotage of telephone cables in Salt 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 of 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 Y o u n g 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, foul- 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 the 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 site. Morristown-IIamblen Hospital spokesmen said 14 bodies were in the hospital conference room, where officials were seeking to identify them. Two of Ihe bodies were of children, they said. The truck was loaded with a cargo of vinyl floor covering and drums of tar-like glue for applying it. The cargo burst into flames almost immediately, the highway patrol said. There was no obvious explan- ation for the wreck, which ap- parently occurred on dry pave- ment 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 (Renter) One of the. quintu- plets torn here a week ago to 24-year-old Susan Furlow died today, leaving one still alive. Marc. Ihe 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 oi giving up sign By PATRICK MASSEY LONDONDERRY (Renter) "If an TRA man comes lo confession, it's usually a .sign that lie's thinking of giving up the gun.'' Rev. Denis Bradley, 26, was. talking about his parishioners in Londonderry's rebel Bog- .side area, where power is held by the Irish Republican Army, and where police and British soldiers rarely tread. Father Bradley does not support Hie killing, maiming and sabotage which has been carried out hy the IRA in the name of a united Ireland since the often-violent strife b e t w e e n Proleslnnt.s and Roman Calholies began in I'lstor in li'i'tH, Hnl lie snid lie the motives. "I uouid like to .see a Inife so would Wi per cent of gun ordinary Catholics in the Bog- Fatiier Bradley said. "But. Catholics bave little rea- son lo tnist the British army and tlio British administra- lion." One helpful possibility he envisages is a new law-en- forcement body drawn mainly from the Catholic population. The Catholic minority in Norlhem Ireland bave always considered the police a tool of I lie Protestant majority. APIM.1KS PHESSl'KK "Wherever I can, I put pressure on the IRA to accept a Father Bradley said. "Bui. the power of the gun is a terrible thing." The priest said he has no sympathy at all for the offi- cial wing of the IHA, which works for an all-Ireland so- riali.st r c p ti h 1 i c on Cuban lines, Thirty persons were Injured as police in Columbus, Ohio, fired shotguns loaded with wooden pelieis at a crowd of 400 demonstrators who refused or- ders to stop blocking traffic near Ohio Stale University's campus. Seventy-six persons were arrested. In Ithaca, 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 with protesters, arrest- ing there. Two officers were in- jured. based there were ordered to Vietnam three weeks ago. A total of 925 persons have been arrested in those sit-downs. Other peace demonstrations were scheduled in front of the White House in Washington and in New York: Chicago, Berke- ley, Calif.: Louisville. Ky.; SI, Paul. Minn., and several other cities. Violence In San Francisco erupted Friday as police using clubs broke up a rally of persons in Union Square outside of the St. 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 ar.d hurled rocks and debris. Several demonstra- tors and two officers were in- jured. A number of persona were arrested. fighting rages SAIGON (AP) South Viet- nam recaptured the first pieca of North Vietnamese-held Quang Tri province today in an assault by government troops ferried into battle by U.S. mar- ine helicopters, field reports said. In the southern region, heavy fighting raged for the third straight day at An Loc, the long-besieged provincial capital fid miles north of Saigon. North Vietnamese troops made re- peated bloody attacks on the 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 were from the carrier Okinawa. They landed 1.000 South Vietnamese marines into Hai Lang district town on the southern edges o( Quang Tri City, the 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 three hours, Arnett reported, British rail runs to be suspended LONDON (CP) Govern- ment-owned British Rail is to suspend the country's entire service train for 32 hours begin- 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 lalest pay demands, resumed the slow- down at midnight Thursday night, after 3 two-week coolinc- off period ordered by the In- dustrial Court. Negotiations did not produce a compromise during the 15-day (nice and millions of commut- ers all over Britain are again experiencing mounting turmoil on the railways. Highways in and out of Lon- don are jammed with traffic as thousands of travellers try to drive Jo work and avoid the trains. A 15-minuie trip now can take up to two hours lo com- plete. The rail workers insist thai rule in evenr railway rulebook must be followed to the letter. Britisli Rail spokesmen say most of the Sunday train serv- ices are carried out by employ- ees working overtime and be- cause extra work is refused by the unions as part of Ihe slow- down, it would be impossible lo operate even on a .greatly-re- duced r-cslr. West parades military might Seen and heard About town IJ T C Y C LI S T nave Rogers w o r r y i n g his cycle might be .stolen from in front of Hie police station while he was in court, and noling it wasn't licenced yot Rnrl Kimioll Ihrcaloning In suc- tion his car on Ihe slrrrt if lie didn't gel it in a hurry 1.firry Wilson tell- ing girl friend Ilium1 Shircly lhaf he has named his mnv while sporls car Silver after his hero Tbo Hiuigcr, BERLIN (AD The West- ern powers paraded their mili- tary might for the 27th year in West Berlin today, beset by mil- itant Vietnam war protesters. Police reported no serious in- cidents dining the march by about 5.000 men with weapons and tanks. A spokesman put the specla- tor total at about It ap- peared that about 3.000 youthful demonstrators were mixed in. Students protest TANANARIVE, Madagascar (Renter) About 12 persons wort! killed ami many injured by gunfire in clashes Saturday bc-lwocn Mudr-nts ar.d security foi ccs. Thr- o-isiuilia-, reported by at Iho scene, followed violent sitidrnr dcmon- slr.'ilums lo protest iha arrest of loaders of a student strike that has boon in progress for 19 days. The sludi'iits are de- manding n radical revision of the country's system. ;