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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SNOW FORECAST 30. The LetHbridge Herald VOL. LXv No. 275 Ai.KKKTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1971 PHICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO 32 I'.-ViES India'Pakistan war machines wanning up By CV FOX Canadian Press Staff Writer India and Pakistan arc countries where cataclys- mic events occur with little- attention from the West. At present, part of India is reeling from His effects of a vicious tidal wave which swept ashore fron: the Bay of Bengal, killing thousands of persons and caus- ing vast material damage. At the same time, amid threats of war against one another from India and Pakistan, the suggestion is being made thai hostilities between the two coun- tries have already begun on a scale which, if trans- posed lo any area'of UK Western world, would have im- mediately aroused violent outcries. President Yahya Khan of Pakistan insists that the Indians are firing'between 150 and shells of vari- ous sorts every day across tlreir border with his coun- try's dissident Eastern province. Similar charges of frontier violations have been made by New Delhi against the Pakistanis. Face starvation All this has been going on against a backdrop of millions of "from Easl Pakistan currently threatened with sl.irvalion or other forms of death in India in (lie face "I food shortages and severe weather conditions in their makeshift shelters. Adding lo the verbal feuding between India and Pakistan arc the charges being voiced by both sides that widespread mobilization of military forces is under way and threatens to turn their longstanding arguments over Kashmir and East Pakistan into all- out war. Still another cause for concern is the possible in- volvement of two great Communist powers, China and the Soviet Union, on the sidc.s of Pakistan and India respectively if war erupts on the sub-conlincnt. Yahya Khan himself has said thai in a time of military' conflict, his coimtry would be able to count on Chinese help. For their part and with border tensions steadily on the increase, lire Indians have been playing host to the commander of the Soviet air force, who held talks the defence minister in New Delhi. China seen hesitant Some observers maintain that, in view of their present policy of relative friendship towards UK out- side world and the uncertain stale of their own domes- tic politics, the Chinese would hesitate before plunging into a foreign military commitment as large as the wariime support for Pakistan would inevitably be. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has herself been talking in confident and even defiant terms about her country's troubles with Pakistan during her tour of London and other Western capitals. In contrast to this. Yahya Khan is trying to turn the apparently weaker military position of his nation lo psychological advantage by portraying Pakistan as underdog in the present crisis. Yet Pakistan has. generally speaking, suffered a loss of respect in world eyes as a result of the up- heavals in its eastern province and its president may find ii difficult to gain international support no mat- ter Ivjw aggressive, in his eyes, present Indian pol- icies seem lo be. More leen-agers smoke cigarettes in U.S. WASHINGTON (AT) Tlie U.S. government says more teen-agers are smoking cigarettes al a time when the number of adult smokers is decreasing sharply. Tlie government estimates the number of smokers between 12 r.nd 18 years of age at four million in January. 1970. up one million in two years when the population increase for the group was less than a million. The report makes no effort lo explain Uie increase but analyzes the characteristics of teen-agers who have and have become regular smokers. "While there arc many factors in the environment of a child that influence his taking up or not taking up ihc smoking habit, the one that has by far the most influence is the smoking behavior of those around him." Tlie lowest level of smoking is found among teen- agers wlw live in households where boUi parents are prcsen! and neither smokes, and who have older broth- ers and sisters, none of whom smoke, the report says. In such a situation, it says, only 4.2 per cent have be- come regular smokers. In families wilh at. least one parent and one older brothrr or sister v.ho .smoke, 2-1.9 per cent of the leen- agers Tlie repoj; was prepared by the national clearing- house for Mnoking and health, a branch of the Ixvillh, I'dticalion and welf.-ire department. R is based on sur- vevs made in January. and January, 1970. It estimates that in 1970. Kl.S per cent of boys 12-13 were regular smokers, up from M.7 per cent in For girls, the figure is per cent in 1370 and 0.4 per cent in The clearinghouse figures for the adult population -12 per cent (if the men smoked in 1970, compared v.ith per ccn! in HHiti; and :tl per ce'it of the women, compared with M.7 IH.T cent in llKili. Anger mounts 'Can ftave Mr. Tito's autograph, please? Tito dined? wined OTTAWA (CP) President Josip Broz Tito of Yugoslavia used a state banquet Wednesday night to acclaim the seating of the Chinese People's Republic in the United Nations. He also said his country is prepared to develop more inten- sively its valuable co-operation with'Canada in international or- ganizations and at international gatherings. The banquet for the 79-year- old president, given by Gover- nor-General Roland Michenor. capped the first full day of President Tito's five-day visit lo Canada. Among the 300 persons at the slate reception and the 50 at the evening dinner were Prime Minister and mis. Tnidcau. The grounds of Government House, where President Tito and his wife are staying as guests of the Micheners, and where the banquet was held, were heavily patrolled by RCMP security personnel. Some of the policemen had dogs. Other security officers were sta- tioned around the perimeter of the vice-regal estate. But there were no demonstra- tions at Government House. CALLED NAMES Several hours earlier though, when the president arrived on Parliament Hill for a 40-mimite look al Canada's House of Com- mons in action, lie was greeted with cries of "Tito murderer'1 and "Tito pig" from about 150 Yugoslav Canadians demo n- strating against his visit. However, except for one or two faint-hearted and easily-re- pulsed attempts by individuals to cross police barricades, there were no incidents. Troops comb Ulster BELFAST (CP) More than British troops stormed Roman Catholic strongholds in Belfast and Londonderry today and rounded up 51 guerrilla sus- pects after a fierce gun batllo here. The troops also captured an arsenal of weapons, including sub-machine-guns, pistols, ri- fles, ammunition and bomb- making materials in Belfast. It was the biggest army oper- ation in Northern Ireland since scores of suspected members of the outlawed Irish Republican Army were rounded up under the controversial internment- without-trial regulations hi Au- gust. Troops combed the Roman Catholic Lower Falls and An- derslown districts of Belfast and the Bogside, Creggan and S'nan- tallow areas of Londonderry. "It would appear we have un- covered a terrorist quartermas- ter's a senior army offi- cer reported. "There was a lot of good stuff in there and its loss is bound to hurt them." Road conditions bad By THE CANADIAN PRESS Indignant Canadians from St. John's to Victoria marched by the thousands Wednesday to protest Uie United States' plarmed Amchilka nuclear test. Traffic at border crossings in Ontario was blocked or dis- rupted. There were mass demonstra- tions in Toronto, Saskatoon, Ed- monton, Vancouver and Victoria wilh smaller protests in Si. John's, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Lelhbridgc. Business leaders joined with blue cellar workers, clergy, housewives, students and others to express their anger and dis- may. The underground test is s c h e d u I e d for 5 p.m. EST a.rrr. local time in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska. W o r k m e n meanwhile con- tinued pouring sand and gravel down a G.OOU-fool-deep shaft in Ainchitka Island today sealing a sophisticated new nuclear weapin in the underground chamber where it will be det- onated Saturday. External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp told the House of Commons Wednesday Canada believes the U.S. may be break- ing the law of the sea by re- stricting .ships from a control zone around Ainchitka Island. But both he and Prime Minister Trudeau told rcporlers Canada has no grounds for for- mal protest of the restrictions, at least until they are applied to a Canadian vessel. Air. Trudeau said the Cana- dian government has made its opinion known to Washington on this and several areas of disa- greement over the Amchilka ex- periment. Mr. Sharp said there would bo grounds for a legal protest only if a vessel were prevented from exercising its right lo innocent passage in the zone. He said ho hoped that would not happen. Leaders of seven Canadian churches and the. Canadian Council of Churches sent Presi- dent Nixon a telegram express- ing "the sorrow and anger of the Canadian people that you plan to proceed with the Am- chitka blast in defiance of world opinion and with deliberate dis- regard of the consequences." It was signed by official rep- resentatives of 'the Anglican C h u r c h of Canada. United Church of Canada, Baptist Fed- eration of Canada, Christian Church (Disciples', Society of Friends. Lutheran Church in America (Canadian section) and Salvation Army. In Alberta a protest at Leth- bridge Wednesday by about 350 people was told by Dr. Paul Lewis, a University of Leth- bridge professor, that "I am not calmed by the American statement that scientists sea little possibility of geological or environmental catastrophe from tlie Amchitka blast." "Nor wculd I be comforted by an American statement regrett- ing (he devastation caused by the blast if our fears are real- he said. In Edmonton, about demonstrated in front of the federal building. In Calgary, Moyar Rod Sykcs told demonstrators "If the blast takes place it will be a repudia- tion of all Uiat we thought the U.S. stood for." He urged continuing protests because there is still time to stop "Ihis ultimately evil, wrong and unnecessary blast." As he spoke, the bells were tolled on Calgary churches. Schools closed as storm Traffic grinds to halt east of brewery hill Anto lax in prospect Canada talk trade OTTAWA (CP) U.S. treas- ury trade expert John Petty will confer with top Canadian trade, finance and foreign affairs offi- cials today on Canadian-Ameri- can trade relations. The afternoon meeting in the office of E. A. Ritchie, former Canadian ambassador to Wash- ington and now undersecretary of state for external affairs, was described by a government spokesman as "official and ex- ploralory." No formal statement on the outcome of the session is to be expected, he said. Mr. Petty, assistant secretary Search aircraft 'fell out of sky EDMONTON (CP) The wreckage of a Winnipeg-based Canadian forces search aircraft which crashed Tuesday night in the Northwest Territories has been found with no survivors A helicopter, which had flown from Inuvik, N.W.T. earlier Wednesday, found the wreckage later that day about 70 miles southeast of Cape Parry, on Amundsen Gulf miles north of here. The Dakota went down in bad weather Tuesday while circling a stranded pilot and his aircraft had been found in a search operation Monday. Wild Horse Annie' leads Montana horse roundup BILLINGS, Mont. (API "Wild Horse Annie" will licad a band of Crow Indians this week in an attempt to round up some of the last mustangs in the United Stales in the Prior Mountains along the Montana-Wyoming border. The estimated 200 horses have overgrazed the moun- tain area and a hard winter could kill many of them. Velma Johnston of Reno, Nev., who was nicknamed "Wild Horse Annie" because of her devotion to the ani- mals, will head the group and care for the colts. The Indians will care for the old- er horses taken in the round up. The group will work with the bureau of land manage- ment office in Billings. Manley Showalter, a 36-year- old bush pilot whose light plane was forced down Sunday by fog and freezing rain during a flight from a radar station at Cape Parry to Yellowknife, reported the incident. Mr. Showolter, rescued by helicopter late Wednesday night, said in an interview in Yellowknife the Dakota, making a second run to drop supplies to him, "fell right out of the sky. They went right straight into the ground from about SCO feet." From the ground, there was no apparent reason for the crash, he said. Names of the victims were re- leased today. The Winnipeg- based crew members were: Capt. C. A. Healy. 25. of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.. search mas- ter; Capt. S. R. Gitzcl, rS. Thereby. Alta., pilot; Capt. P. C. Hod'ges, 2-1, Belleville, Ont., co-pilot; Capt. L. A. Cooper, 35, Gilbert Plains, Man., radio offi- cer; Lieut. D. W. Smart. 22, dialer, Man., navigator; Cpl. W. E. Platl, 25, Winnipeg, crew member. The Edmonton-based victims were: Sgt. J. R. Lemieux, 37. 01- Liwa. para-rescue specialist; Cpl R. N. Voddcn, 33. Cobourg, Ont, technical crew member. of the U.S. treasury for eco- nomic affairs, told Canadian re- porters in Washington six weeks ago thai the U.S. has a number of demands to make on Canada for revision of current trade re- lations, including removal of Canadian protection clauses in the U.S. Canada automobile trade agreement. He and Philip Tresize. assist- ant secretary for economic af- fairs in the U.S. slate depart- ment, are to meet Mr. Ritchie arid the deputy ministers of fi- nance and trade, S. S. Reisman and James Grandy. One of Uie subjects likely to be raised by the Canadian offi- cials is the prospect for a new U.S. exercise levy against American imports of Canadian- made automobiles. The U.S. Se- nate finance committee Wednes- day approved power for Presi- dent Nixon to impose such a tax if he wishes. Officials said today they thought it unlikely Ulat Presi- dent Nixon would use Uie though Uiey wanted an assurance of this from the American they can give it. Seen and heard About town ii TJUSY Kitty Dnnlop com- menting the reason sho has two electric typewriters is so they can alternately cool off Bruce Mclnnos reportedly having only 16 bachelor days left of wrin- kled shirts and peanut butter sandwiches Asked to conic out and play basket- ball. Madeline Gomlrider blr.vted out "I'm sure the ex- ercise will do me good." Starving children gnaw trees to stay alive BHIIBANKfWAR, India (Ron- IN-) _ starving children gnaw al tree trunks lo sU.y alive in the cyclone-smashed coaslal re- gion of India's Orissa slate. There is little or no food lor them or hundreds of thousands other bedraggled survivors of the killer winds and waves I hat swept in from the Hay of Ben- gal six days ago. About, five million people were in the large! area of winds of at, least miles ;m hour and 20- The lalesl official death toll ot 0.300 climbs by the hour as res- cue teams find more bloated bodies. An official spokesman in Bhu- haneswnr, the slate capital, said the figure could pass and local politicians have made esti- mates ns high .is SWICPT TO SKA Many viclims were swept out to sea by the backwash ot the tidal waves. For those still fighting for sur- vival in areas of appalling dev- astation the outlook is- bleak. Alxml 7.ii million homes havo been destroyed or damaged and hundreds of square miles of crops obliterated. The Indian government is rushing food and medical sup- plies lo the stricken region. But with roads, railways and com- munications wrecked the proly- lems arc enormous. A router correspondent saw incredible, destruction around the. battered towns and wrecked villages in Orissn's Alahandai River delta. There were thou- sands of smashed mud houses, thousands of. trees uprooted, brick houses with their corru- gated iron roofs peeled hack like opened sardine cans and iron telephone poles bent to the ground. BODIKS LINE '.ilVEll In the village of Jamboo. part of an area of islands and low- lying coastal mainland that is criss-crossed by rivers ruid creeks, bodies lined Uie banks of the Gobari River. A state deputy magistrate in charge of relief in Jnmbuo M.H! a relief operation hnd been started and every adult was re- ceiving a daily ration of just over one jround of rice and half' pound of wheat or millet flour. Bui villagers say they had only been given two ounces of broken rice since the cyclone si ruck. The correspondent watched two children .sucking desper- ately at the pith of banana and Iree trunks, stripped of their leaves and fruil by Ihc raging winds. The first general snow storm of the winter moved southwards through Aib'.Tta t'May. bringing low visibility icy ditions lo All schools were c! Cardston whoul JtC'MP this nnrni slopping traffic ot coulee hii! after cars piled up 3 approach to the Some travellers the roads early menaced to get through, hut the c-ftec- lively cut ofi lo points west', including the I'nivcnity of Lethbridge. HILL SI.IPl'KI'Y One report rstinn'fd at least 10 cars stalled on the brewery hill A Herald pho'og- raphcr rind rtvoitrr were stop- ped at the top of they Etlcmplcd lo the situaLon. lev ror.ds v.'. general l.orc raiu tempera- glaze on showers a ture drop a highways. The st'Tiii. which moved down from r.-irth-ccntral British Columbia t'irongli the Peace River region, hit Lelhbridge at (his morning. TEMPKH.VITKK PLUNGES A rapid temperature drop the storm 1. was preceded by an hour of rainshowers, The :n .v went lo 25 de- grees just after r, a.m. from 10 degrees ai a.m. Tin' storm hit Medicine Hat A and C.it Bank just be- fore 9 a.m. Storm warnings were issued in Montana and travel is no! recommended. Allhouc.il lllc weather picture contains than I'1''. f'-.'il fi.'iit that this morning, the weather of- fice is pmmting an end to the snow sometime Friday. Schools closed in the Cardston area included those at Magrath, Glenwood, Dei Bonita, Moun- tain View and 10 Huttc-rite col- onies. Other schools in the south re- ported little or no difficulty this morning. Taber school district buses had no problems. Pinch- er Creek reported nvo or three buses had problems getting through, but schools remained open. The county of Lelhbridge of- fice had no reports this mom- ing of schools closed or diffi- culties with transportation. ALL ROADS ICY The Alberta Motor Association reports icy throughout the Lelhbridge district. High- way 2 south from Calgary was reported bare. Tile rapid teni- peraturc change that caused icy conditions farther south did not effect Uie road from Cal- gary to Fort Macieod. About three inches of snow fell overnight in areas from Peace River south through Ed- monton. Two to four inches of snow are expected in areas south of Calgary. urges Nixon India troop pullback WASHINGTON" (CP' Presi- dent Nixon meeis today Prime Minister Jnoira Gandhi fif India and is e.xponed lo urge her to join in proposed pull- back of iroop> alone tho borders of East and West Paki- stan. Mrs. Gandhi arrived Wednes- day nietii for a two-day official visit. Slic lo re- ceive a ceremonial welcome from Uie president al tlie While House today. The meciiiifi between the two leaders conies at a time of deepening crisis in the Indian subcontinent .'is refugees ecu- tini'o to flee from Ka.M flt the rate of to -lO.iHin ,1 dav. Only 100 lor lirL-cIs OTTAWA u'P' A masked Ivll .-chcdi-vd for Sit- uriiay r. for the of Yrnice can- celed V. 'nesdny wh.'il loll of the tickets sold. An C'X.HW.T .'.1 i-Xl persons v.riv i: i v pecled ID .itlciul. ;