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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE IETHBRIDGE HERM.D Tliumlny, Odobcr 26, 1972 Chinese build vast shelter system PEKING (licuter) The Chinese IKIVC alinnsl compk-li'd the construction of a vast sys- tem of underground bomb shol- lers beneath, ils i-itics which of- ficials said would give prolcolion It' urban popu- lations in the ovonl of a sur- prise nuclear raivcnlirr.ial attack. Fiverv school, factory, restau- rant, iheafre. new apartment lilock, government department and ino'sl stores have ll'eir own shelter enl -aiicos ard trained staff who know their location and operalion. These oiitranet'S load down into well -lighted and ventilated tunnels and she-Lcrs 2ij feL't lic- neath the streets of Peking and China's other cities The officials took two Renter reporters into a (lathing store and down a hidden staircase uixlcc a sliding section of the floor inlo part of a vast subter- ranean city beneath Ihe streets of their ancient capital. In all their conservations in the tunnels, as pipcd-in revolu- tionary music echoed in the background, (lie Chinese offi- cials stressed the defensive na- ture of the shcltev system. The officials saiii Peking's shelters have hospitals, dormi- tories, stores and canteens, a telephone and broadcast sys- tem, running water and sani- tary facilities. The officials said the under- ground shelter system super- sedes an series of shei- :crs 13 feet beneath the surface of Peking begun in December, loua. Observers noled this in- dicated that work began follow- ing six battles along the Yus- suri River the Chinese-So- viet border. The cover for the old shelter system was loo shallow, the tunnels too narrow and equip- ment inadequate, the officials said. The Peking slielters provide complete protection against conventional bombs and a large measure of protection against nuclear attack. Work is contin- uing to perfect the system against nuclear devices. The officials did not mention the Soviet Union by name as a possible foe hut referred to "a million troops stationed along the border." A leading official concluded the visit to the underground bomb shelter system by saying, "If we arc prepared there are two possibilities. One is that the enemy does not come. The other is that the enemy will conic. "Tf we arc not prepared, there is only one possibilil> that he will come." 600-mile paddle BRISBANE (neuter) Two Australian lifeguards have ar rived here after paddling a surf board GOO miles from Sydney in 18 days. COMMITTEE ROOMS. WESTMINSTER PLAZA 5fh Ave. and 13th St. N. Phone 328-4276 P.O. Box 514 Everyone !s Voting SOCIAL CREDIT This Time Because KEITH HANCOCK ail across Canada POSITIVE A negative vote is a wasted vote, don't vote just to get someone else out, but vote Honestly and Positively. We can elect enough Social Credit candidates to be an ef- fective voice in Ottawa. Vffl! OCIAL CREDIT In Crowfoot: JIM GREEN In Medicine Hat: WILLARD PAXMAN In Rocky Mountain: BRIAN GANSKE INSERTED BY THE LETHBRIDGE FEDcRAl SOCIAL CREDIT ASSOCIATION APOLLO 17 REHEARSAL Apollo 17 Astronaut Dr. Morrison H. Schmitt, foreground, sets up a scientific experiment and Eugene A. Cernan uses a drill as the two practiced extra vehicular activities at Cape Kennedy, Fla. Cernan and Schmilt, with Ronald B. Evans, are scheduled for blasloff for the moon next Dec. 6. The (wo civilians are mem- bers of the training crew and are handling oxygen cooling hoses. gnew win WASHINGTON1 CAP) Vice-j that Nixon can get no settle- Presiclent Spiro Agnew says ho ment terms now lie could not Newspaper I switches support EDMONTON (CP) The Ed- iimton Journal, which has sup- ortccl Ihc Liberal parly editor- illy in every federal election scept one in the post-war pe- ocl, is switching its support llic Progressive Conservatives or the Oct. 30 election. In an editorial, the Journal ays the Liberals fall short f the expectations of people in anada. Prime Minister Tru- eau had not fulfilled the hopes four ye are ago. "Aluertans should give the liberals a sound rebuff and Icct as many tory members it says. The West vould probably get a better leal from a government head- arty except in (lie 1958 elec- .ion when it endorsed John Diefcnlraker and the Conserva- tives. Before 1M9, the Journal >vas basically a Conservative party supporter. doesn't think Republicans v.'ill win control of the Senate in (he Nov. 7 general election. "f think it's Agnew said. "I don't think it's prob- able." Senator George McGovcrn, meanwhile, said yesterday he doesn't care if his chances of being elected president are hurt should there be peace in Viet- nam before the election, hut he h'ni. have had four years ago. He added he thinks voters will con- clude that Nixon "finally came around to George McGovern's position." Democratic vice-presidential candidate Sargent Shriver sale1, in Chicago that McGovcrn lias been victimized by "smears and lies" by the Nixon cam- paign. "It's a lie that George a v.'e wants to put half the nation on s welfare. It's another lie that lie favors federal action to permit t abortion." Gmiuda ratifies equal pay agreement OTTAWA (CP1 Canada will ratify an International La- bor Organization (ILO) con- vention covering equal pay to men and women for equal work, Labor Minister Martin O'C'onnell announced day. The ILO document says that there should no dis- crinimiition on the basis of sex in rates of pay to male and fe- male workers doing the same job. The federal government ob- tained the agreement of the provinces to ratify the agree- ment. Ratification of the con- was recommended in report on the status of McGovcrn said in Milwaukee he said. 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