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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH WEDNESDAY 65-70. LetKbtidge Herald LXV No. ALLIKKTA, '1'UESIJAY, MAY 23, 1072 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS PAULS STATUE DAMAGED Photo ol left K of un- damaged slatue Pieta by Michelangelo. Pholo at right shows damage done by man identified by police as Laszlo Tolh. Police say a man wielding a 12-pound sledgehammer broke off the left arm and disfigured the face of the Ma- donna in (he statue. Damage 1a the work of arl may be irrepairoble. See story page 22 (AP Wirepholo) settlement By 11ATIOLD MOIUIISCK 7 nxDON iCPI Iilioclesian blacks gnva a ''big, no" 10 :i -i !i- i-is niivc lillert fanciionp and extended Bnlisli dipio- miiiic lo llm Ian Smitli regime. TnvcilinR Ilic Iniig-awailcd Pcarcc commission vn- porl. Foreign Secretary Sir Aler Douglas-Home advised 1'ui-liamcnl. today dial despite charges of intimidation, ii is ovcnvlH'Imingly clear that the vast inajorily of Jiliodcsian blacks reject Ihe settlement proposals. Thr 71-year-old I-onl Pearce, accompanied by three deputies and 20 special commissioners, had sampled white and black Jlboclesian opinion on the selllcmenl proposals during a riot-marked eight-week Rhodesian lour dial began last January. Through public meetings, private talks, tellers and olbcr submissions, Hie commission soon learned thai the majority of [he The million black Africans, outnumber- nm Ihe 22H.OOO whites, did not want lo eive up Ihe sli.iflcnv of Brilish prolcclion. even Ihougli this proleclion has had no material cllcct in Rhodesia for many years. Nkomo stand One of the saddest declarations of rejection uas that nf the detained political leader, Joshua N'komo. He said lie that if he supported the settlement, ho might gain political freedom. To f-ay might mean .-mother lOypiirs of detention. -1! he had no Pearcc, chairman of Britain'1- Press Council, sampl- rfl about ft.f! nor rent of RliwicMa's adult population. They visited Umiid, villages and outlying tribal regions. The terms, reached last. November, would gradually rxlcnd the vole lo mure and more black Africans, theoretically giving them the chance one day of ruling (lie counln But the terms bad no iron-clad guarantees and sus- picion lingered lhal onir he poV official recognition, Prime Minister Smith might change the rules of I ho lo suil his own purpaTF. He. publicly dcclarci) I h c n' v.-fuilfl he no black Atrican governmrnt in his lifi-titne nor would he predict when such a govern- ment (WIT detained Ourinp the opinion sampling, former Rhodcsian prime (larfield Todd and his polilicnlly active dauyhttT. Judy, were detained by Ihe Smith administra- tion alonf; wilh the secretary of ihe newly formed African National Council, chief political spokesman for Mir. blacks. The Smith government rhargcd Todd was slirring blacks but Prarre said the detention was an in- Irrferenci1. normal political activities which Smith had proini.sud Mould be during Hie .sampling. Smith seized independence in 1965, after negotiations wilh the. former Wilson government failed. Since then, there have been attempts lo reach an under- Mamliiu; Smith based on the five principles for un- impeded progress towards majority rule. Due of these demands lhal any sellleme.nl must hn neceptable to Ihe Rhodesian people as a whole a de- mand lhal. has proved a major slnmhliiiR bluet. There were, widespread Tory hopes last November Ihe pmpo.s.'U.s v, nuld bring Ihe impure lo an end and Hi it Die Khodesinn markei. would he once again iile to lirilish exports. hec.'jmo rJe.ir Tlie threat of a revolt by Ttoman Catholic housewives en- raged by the vigilante justice of the Irish Republican Army has sharpened the rivalry between Hie two factions of Hie JRA and endangered the guerrillas' bold on Catholic districts of London- deiry. Two hundred angry women niarcbed on an IRA headquar- ters Ln the Bogside district of Londonderry Monday, protest- ing the underground army's ex- ecution of a young Irish soldier in the British Army. The women threatened to open the barri- caded areas of Northern Ire- land's second largest city to British troops. The Provisional wing of the IRA, known as the Proves, seized on the women's anger and demanded that the militant Official wing get out of Free Berry, as the IRA-controlled Eogside and Creggan districts of Londonderry are called. TWO WINGS FIGHT Some reports said fighting had broken out between the (wo factions. But the usual informa- tion channels from inside tlio barricaded Catholic ghetto were not flowing normally, and it was nol possible to confirm tin: re- ports. The upheaval in Londonder- ry's Bogside and Creggan dis- the IRA wings rule strictly marked-out territo- ries containing some 35.000 peo- after a day of wide- spread violence- One man was shot dead, ap- parently by mistake, as ho drove his daughter and her fi- ance to a priest to arrange the couple's wedding date. Eixly-four people were in- jured, some seriously maimed, in bombings blamed on (he IRA, Free DPITV is ruled absolutely by the IPiA. It uses the enclave as a major power ba.sc in its fight (o force Ulster under the rule of the overwhelmingly Catholic Irish Republic. Two hundred Catholic house- wives cornered Official IRA men Monday and demanded an end to violence. The women furious over the weekend killing of a 19-year-old British army private, William Best, home on leave from iiis unit ID West Germany. Best was a Catholic, He was hooded mid killed fnr "selling out the people's cause." The women said he had been tor- lured. MAKING HIS POINT Soviel Communiit Party leader Leonid Brezhnev frighl) chali wlih President Nixon before siMing down for ihe opening of their official ialks loday in Ihe Yekalerininsky Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace. Man in center is Soviel protocol chief and iranslalor. Wirephoto) Firecracker blamed for fatal fire ST. ALREET (CD Two children were killed and two others were in critical condi- tion in hospital after fire de- stroyed a tent early Sunday in this community, five miles northwest of Edmonton. Kimherley Hammer, P. and "Diane Rosenberg, 10, both nf St. Albert, were killed when the early morning fire destroy- ed the lent in which rive chil- dren wore sleeping. Police said Bruce Hammer. 5, was in serious condition and Karon Bergman, 10. in poor condition in an Edmonton hos- pital. Kcir Hammer, 3, also was in hospital but in less seri- ous condition. Police snid [boy believe a Firecracker may have set fire to the tent, in the backyard of one of llic families homes. From AP-REITEH MOSCOW (CD President. Nixon and let official? reached modest initial agree- ment I'id.'iy as a Soviet spokes- man in an apparent ref- erence In I lie summit talks have begun "in an unusual international atmos- phere.'' The firrl two accords to emerge from Ilic week-long scs- Kions call for American-Soviet collaboration i n combatting dread diseases and other health menaces and in fighting all. Iypcs of cm ii oiimenlal pollu- lion. A n n o u 11 r i n p this. id spokesmen Leonid Zamyalin said Nixon, Leonid Brezhnev, the Soviet Communist party chief, and their associates held their first Formal conference in n "frank and businesslike at- mosphere.'1 However. Zamyatin added, without elaborating, that Hie conferees found it "impossible (n ignore the. general interna- tional atmosphere." SKFKJM; wmi.n vrAfK Zamyalin did stale anew (hat Ibe Russians, like the Ameri- cans, approach Ibe summit- talks with (ho aim of finding ways to co-operate in promoting world peace. The (wo initial accords were to be signed at a Kremlin cere- mony at one on en- vironment by Nixon and Soviel Nikolai Podgorny. tho serond on health mailers by V.S. Plate Socrclary Rogers and Soviet Health Minis- Icr Boris 1'elrovsky. NiNon and Brezhnev and their official (ieVjialimis held Ihuir first formal session Itislini; r.l- ninst two hours. The formal opening of the. .summit look place in a rorrjinl almusplicrp in what the partici- pants called a search for path- ways lo world peace. AVith such items as Vietnam the Middle East and slralcpic nucJear arms on (lie agenda, the negutialions promised to he tough. But both sides made it clear they meant business, ex- changing solemn pledges Mon- day night lo vrorli logelher far world peace. Few observers here, lio'.v- ever. expected any dramatic progress on either Vietnam or the Middle East, although there was s Mnnc possibility o[ an fo limit certain nu- clear weapons. arrivecJ Monday tn a friendly Init rcstraincH vcl- comc on Ihe first visit lo Mos- cow by an American bead of stair. Only last February lie notched up another first for a V.S. president by visiling Peking for summit discussions wilh Chinese leaders. V.S. Smart bombs'' on targets From A1MIELTER SAIGON (CP) The U.S. command disclosed today that V.S. fighter-bombers, using las- er-guided "smart de- stroyed six bridges on North Vietnam's railway line to China p.ricl set otl five largo scronrtarv explosions in .in attack on ;i power station In the Hanoi area. In Die ground war, Nnrlh Vi- etnamese troops and tanks bat- tled government troops for Ibu third successive nay north of Hue, the former imperial capi- tal. The norths cst rail line, one nf (wo over which China sends supplier to Hanoi, was rcporlnl hit Monday in an area about 110 mi Irs northwest of Hanoi ami alnnil ,nO miles south of ll'c Chinese hnrdcr. VSKD nrvicrs The air forrr lr-l used laser ires to direr! their bombs within five fc-vi of the bridges, military sources paid, haser Runs mounted on Ihe supersonic jets hre I heir concentrated light bcnius ;seinss the target, and Ihe. bombs liomcd in on (he beams. Military sources reported Hint "guided'' bomlis and a small number of or nine instead of 40 or used in the attack on the power sta- tion which they described as the main power supply point for Hanoi, providing pouur for mili- tary KiFlallalinns in the. capital. It is eight mile? frnni Hanoi. V.S. plane1; First: bombed a power station in Hanoi on May IB, 13111. Thr slnlion then wns only one mile frnni the centre of the Seen and heard About '.'own iV A 'ITY ir.'crnM Tr Ouiim (iiy rmphiyiYs MiU'iuiifn'ous rod print shirL lie njirl sh'W and a hnlhar.' blue jacket llo in fol'.mv tin1 flight rf his bail HI I hi1 Magralh yoli course. nn c lax late EDMONTON (CP) A public hearing which may decide the lax tale of Alberta's petroleum industry for the next deeade opens loday in the produce's legislative assembly. tin for discussion is the Pro- gressive Conservative govern- ment's lent alive natural re- source, r o v e n u e pl.Tn under which crude, oil .vlill in the he Inxnl nl .1 r.'ite, ivhirli will yield some million lo million in IJI73. The Conservatives came, up idea when they found Ihe door blocked In po.-sihle in- creases in rales charged on production. Thn previous Social Credit government, bounced nut of of- fice year alter :ki years in pmuT. IKK] inserted in petro- leum and natural leases a pnnisiun thai I be maximum rate v.nuld ho limited under the loase> lo per cent of gnv-s production. The re.Mili is lhal moie than 7.') per cent of Alberta's mrri'iil crude oil production is .subject In and limited by Ihe maximum roy.'flty ;inii il Mil) be before ihe hulk of production is free from the reslrielmns. UNITS NKCKSSAUY Harry Strom, 0 pp o s i t I o n leader and former premier, said ihe rnyMly limits al IN1 lime to alirael eapi- K-II ini'i t.hf province. When the posi- and lo consider siayiiu: Ihn tion paper tabled in the leu- niy.illv oi islalure last month. Bill Pickle, NaluralK. the nxiuMry is un- mmister of mines and minerals, happy the lax. said Ihe vas pre- Stun Milp.er. ef llu1 pared to make "nr Independent Pelroleum AsMiein- even accept a complcicly differ- lion uf C.uiada, "quilc Mnr- ent allernnlivo if it appears by the amount of money in the puhlic interest to dr> MI." governmeni propo.-es In Premier Peler elar- raise ified tho silualion a few wfrks h ils tho nnv' i laler vlien I.e said (ani'.iuiii !J haMealiy v, million to mil- lion and isn'l really concerned ahoiil where Ilic money comes Tl.c governmenl, Mr. Piekiii sanl, be lo rrnrgoliiitlon of leases Ihe provnxe. ou-r the 10 lo Mr. Alilner said lhal if Ihe lax heroines reality, "a re- Ihe economic nf ;