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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta HIGH FORECAST TUESDAY 65. The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LX1V No. 231 LETI-IBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS -24 PAGES Stop-China drive object of Russians By WILLIAM L. RYAN NEW YORK (AP) Soviet diplomacy seems far from sure where it's going, but in a hurry to get there. Top leaders and diplomats are travelling in what begins to look like a frantic stop-China drive. In particular Ihe plan of Premier AJexei Kosygin lo visit Canada seems part of an effort to gel in So- viet licks before President Nixon goes to Peking. The Russians are in a tough spot with regard to China Moscow purports to speak for the Communist world. For 22 years Moscow has raised indignant pro- test against exclusion of China from the United Na- tions. Now Peking seems about to get into the world organization and the Russians can do nothing openly but support it. What they might do covertly would be quite anoth- er question. Prepare charges In any case, the Russians have prepared a long bill of particulars available for anybody's use. It charges: China is against world peace. Moscow points to China's rejection of Soviet proposals for conferences on disarmament and nuclear weapons. It's alleged that China propagandizes for war at home, opposed collec- tive security in Europe and Asia, encourages "mili- tary psychosis" in Albania and tries to create tension in Southeast Europe. China pursues a deliberate policy of hos- tility to the U.S.S.R. To support this, there is the stale- mate in talks about the border areas where shooting erupted in 1969. Moscow speaks of "constant hostile propaganda against our party and country" and "sub- versive activities" against other Communist-governed nations. Peking is a menace to small countries of the third world. On this, Pravda says Peking assumes a special liberating mission in Asia. Pravda claims weighty grounds for suspecting a behind-the-scenes deal between Peking and Washing- ton at the expense of "the a term Moscow uses for pro-Soviet governments. China has been in- veighing against (he super-powers, but Moscow clearly MispecL; Peking is mucii more one power the other, and is even trying lo draw the United Stales into an anti-Soviet front. Suspects China Moscow suspects China of trying to penetrate East Europe and set up an entente of Yugoslavia, Albania, and Romania. This suspicion may figure importantly in the decision of the Soviety party chief to visit Tito of Yugoslavia. Leonic Brezhnev may have some not-too- subtle hints lo drop the Yugoslavs as well as to balky leaders in Romania. also is going to France nest month. The Soviet offensive has a look of emergency im- provising, something elected because it seemed better than doing nothing. But it could be to Moscow's profit. For one tiling, it is aimed at soiling widespread suspicion of China's intentions in the Unilcd Nations. For another, Ihe policy might lead to something like a bold bid for a Soviet-American summit meeting. Such a bid in advance of the Nixon trip might be difficult to handle. Thieves find new way to rob banks By CV FOX LONDON1 (CP) Canadian banks in centra] Lon- don nave Iwen among the victims nf thieves using shoplifting techniques lo make off with cash, foreign currency and travellers' cheques from officers there. One unofficial estimate of the tolal loot from a wave of such Ihcfts runs to about but most of the Canadian banks involved are reluctant lo comment on the exact figures of the losses they have suffered. One HUE of investigation is based on the possibility that the criminals are members of a shoplifting gang active in Britain for the last 10 years but originating in Australia. The usual Icchnique Ihcy use at travel agencies as veil as banks in tourist-crowded central London is for part of Ihe Ihefl. lonnr to distract the attention of employees. mien the oilier criminals, knowing from previous "casing" visil.s where the or cheques are likely lo be when not stored in vaults during business hours, swoop on tlic loot nnd flee. No one was hurt in any of the incidents in May nnd July at the branches of three Canadian banks in ccnlral Ixindon. The Waterloo Place br.incli of the Bank of London losl some lo the "shoplifters." One published roporl said the Rank of Nova Kco- lia on kclcy Sired losl and Ihe Cniindinn Imperial Bank of Commerce in Berkeley Bourassa proud of record SHERBROOKE, Que. (CP) Premier Robert Bourassa told the Sherbrooke regional Liberal convention Sunday that he is proud of lu's government's record in producing employ- ment, even if he hasn't reached his objective of new jobs for 1971. "We were right to fix an objective like Mr. Bour- assa said, "because the popula- tion saw unemployment as the principal problem to be solved." As far as results were con- cerned, Mr. Bourassa said that the government had generated about jobs, nearly four times as many in 1971 as the Union Nationale government did in 1969. "In any he said, "it was more justifiable for us lo fix such an objective lor our- selves lhan to talk about reduc- ing taxes to the order of a bil- lion dollars as the Parti Quebe- cojs did." Mi: Bourassa said that eco- nomic conditions in general had not improved across Canada and ndded that young people entered the Quebec labor mar- ket in August compared with only in Ontario. lie said Ilial he would not make any particular moves lo combat the American supple- mentary duty of 10 per cent on imports before studying the ef- fccls of Hie recently proposed federal program of subsidies. 28 convicts, nine hostages killed as prison riot er 'It's the RCMP, Mr: Diefenbaker. Care to da a bit of paid snooping while you rest million stolen by bank thugs LONDON (AP) A police search for bank robbers over- heard dialling on short-wave radio while they "w o r k e d" ended today with the discovery that a Lloyds branch had been cleaned out of cash. First estimates of the haul were as high as 51.2 million. Early arrivals to start the work week at the bank on Baker Street near Regents Park found the strong room blasted open and empty. The saga started Saturday night. A ham operator called police and said he hac1 picked up con- versations on walkie-talkies by robbers cutting into a vault. He switched on his tape recorder. The men talked about sand- wiches and tea in a vacuum flask and one of them said: "We are sitting on Police, working with post of- fice technicians, then narrowed the signals down to a 10-mile ra- dius of the borough of Maryle- bone in the heart of northwest London. The robbers operated proba- bly all day Sunday without being found. Detectives scouring the blasted strong room for clues today said the robbers probably got into the bank through a sewer. TOUJOURS IE BON VIVANT French entertainer Maurice Chevolier eyes glass of champagne as he celebrates his 83rd birthday Sunday at his residence at Marnes-la- Coquetle, near Paris. Arrangements go ahead for Irish crisis talks LONDON (Reuler) The British government will go ahead today with arrangements for proposed talks between Northern Ireland, the Irish Re- public and Britain amid spec- ulation that Premier Jack Lynch of the Irish Republic may with- draw before they have even started. Lynch is reported perturbed hy Northern Ireland's stipula- tion that neither the border sep- arating Ulster from the Irish Republic nor the North's consti- tution will be discussed at the talks. When Lynch accepted Brit- ain's offer of a tripartite meet- ing Saturday he specified the talks would have no pre-condi- tions. But Ulster Prime Minister Brian Faulkner made his posi- tion clear Sunday when he said that Northern Ireland will not be coerced and its constitution is not for sale. It was being predicted in Dub- lin that there will be some offi- cial complaint this week about the Northern Ireland govern- ment's stand. But reports from Dublin that Lynch may change his mind were being officially discounted in London as pure speculation. Tory appointment SASKATOON (CP) Gordon Summers, 24, newsman v. ilh CKOM radio in Saskatoon, has been appointed executive assis- tant lo the national director of the Progressive Conservative Party, Liam O'Brien. Mr. Summers, a University of Saskatchewan graduate, will assume his new duties Oct. working out of Ottawa, he will be responsible for party organ- ization. No date has been fixed for the talks but they are expected to take place shortly before a two- day British parliamentary de- bate on the Northern Ireland crisis Sept. 22. In Dublin, Ritchie Ryan, for- eign affairs spokesman for the republic's principal opposition party, Fine that arguing over the particular wording of, the invitation at this stage is pathetic and could well be tragic. He said the initiative could not be taken out of extremists' hands unless the talks take place. Tropical storms continue rampage MIAMI (AP) Edith, a deadly tropical storm that re- fuses to die, drifted 320 miles southeast of Brownsville, Tex., early today while younger sister Heidi barrelled up the Atlantic coastline. Forest fire fizzing out HAY RIVER, N.W.T. (CP) Firefighters are keeping a close watch today on a smouldering forest fire near this community of on the south shore of Great Slave Lake. Overcast skies and more rain were expected. However, offi- cials said if it suddenly turned warm, the blaze could flare again. The tiro moved to within four miles of the town before it was brought under control late last ireek. Fireguards between 400 and 500 feet wide have been con- stmctcd around the lown and are being patrolled by firefight- ing crews. As Edith and Heidi menaced the United States mainland, Hurricane Ginger slashed a path that endangered shipping in the Atlantic east of Bermuda, the remnants of tropical storm Fern were breaking up in the mountains oi Mexico and a new tropical depression was moving toward Barbados at an 18 mile- an-hour clip. Edith, which kilJed 23 persons in Nicaragua and Honduras when she passed through as a hurricane last Thursday, has been downgraded to a tropical storm with winds of 40 m.p.h. But the National Hurricane Centre in Miami said she is ex- pecled to strengthen as she headed northwest today at about 10 m.p.h. The centre said Edith's path remained uncertain and inter- ests in the west and central Gulf of Mexico were warned to remain alert in case she de- cided to head their way. Measures lo halt drug traffic under discussion WASHINGTON (AP) In what is described as Ihe first meeting of its kind, police rep- rcsc.nlalH o.s from 12 counlrics n c 1 u d i n p, m c c I i ng liklny wilh Unilcd States drug control officials lo discuss ways to halt illicit drug tr.iftic. The two-week work session between Ihe foreign officials and Ihe U.S. bureau of narcotics and daiiprmis drugs i.s aimed at helping lo carry out Presi- dent Nixon's anti-drug cam- paign Announced Juno 17, President Nixon said nlmsp is "public enemy No. 1" and Inunchcd a program lo rehabilitate addicis nnd cut off the supply of illicit narcotics, The meeting is sponsored by Ihe bureau as well as French flnd Canadian officials. Also tnk- Jnff part are representatives from LiLxenibourR, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, Ix'banon, West Germany, Denmark, Austria, the United Kingdom and Bel- gium, Seen and heard About town IN n discussion on various electronic items used in city hall, Bill Enlconcir com- menting: "The only electron- ic equipment in my depart- ment is my finely tuned electronic brain" Wayne Qiilnn and Alien DrrRmnn discovering that tlw foyer of a local club beats the dance floor Stan Cnldcr baby- silling for weekend guests while (Jiey went out on Iho Four killed in crash of plane CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. (CP) The bodies of three hunters and their pilot were found Sunday in the wreckage of a light plane smashed against a mainland mountainside no miles nnrlhcast of this Vancou- ver Island city. The float-equipped Beaver aircraft, owned by Trans Moun- tain Air Services Lid. of Camp- bell River, was found by a Ca- nadian forces helicopter from Crnnox. Three of Ihe men were identi- fied ns Pilol Mark Davics, C. Smith and A. llndock, nil of Campbell River. Nnmo of. tho fourth man wns withheld. ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) Twenty eight convicts and nine hostages were killed today as stale police, backed by helicop- ters dropping tear gas, stormed Attica state prison and put down a four-day rebellion. "There is some question now whether the prison is now en- tirely a spokesman for the state correction depart- ment said more than four hours after Ihe assault on the prison. "Several of the hostages had their throats he said. The remaining 29 hostages were brought out alive, but four were seriously injured. In New York, a spokesman for Gov. Nelson Rockefeller said several of the hostages had been dead lor several hours be- fore state police moved into the prison in force shortly after 9 a.m., the deadline in an ulti- matum issued to the prisoners. The governor's office said Rockefeller "completely sup- ported" the decision lo storm the prison. GUAKD DIED SATURDAY A guard, who was reported thrown by prisoners from a sec- ond-storey window during the rebellion Thursday died Satur- day night of head injuries. There was no official word on how the eight hostages died this morning. State Corrections C o m m i s- sioner Russell G. Oswald had agreed to 2R of the prisoners' demands but rejected two oth- and the ouster of state prison Supt. Vincent R, Mancusi. Oswald, in constant telephone contact with Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, ordered the full- scale assault on the prison shortly after 9 a.m. after the prisoners ignored the ultimatum Oswald had issued. He said they "callously herded eight hos- tages within our v'ew weapons at tlieir tniuLts." The sil nation had deteriorated Sunday night, he said, with pris- oners fashioning weapons, mak- ing baoby-lraps, setting up electrically-charged barricades and spreading gasoline. The decision lo attack was wilh "extreme reluct- Oswald said. "It became apparent to me that fi'rihcr delays would jeop- ardize the lives of hostages and would threaten the prison sys- tem of the slate.'' As seveial hundred state po- lice with rifles and shotguns poured into the prison in west- ern New York state, two state National Guard helicopters flew overhead dropping tear gas into the exercise yard. Guard sol- diers had been assembled in se- cret outside the prison but did not lake part in the first as- sault. Reporters standing outside heard shots from inside the prison and saw clouds of tear gas pouring over the walls. One helicopter landed outside the walls, but Ihe other contin- ued to circle over the prison, broadcasting over a loud- speaker lo the prisoners: "Place your hands over your heads and surrender to the nearest police officer. You will not be harmed." ARRIVE IN 70 VEHICLES National Guard Iroops, wear- ing gas masks and carrying ri- fles, lolled up outside the prison in at least 70 vehicles. Although the first assault was slagcd by state police, some na- tional guardsmen did enter the prison. Reporters saw the rescued hostages come out the prison gale. One was clasped in a tear- ful embrace by his mother. When reporters tried lo ques- tion him, bystanders shouted: "Leave them leave mem Simple funeral for Khruschev MOSCOW (Reuter) Former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was buried today ui a simple private funeral under an au- tumn drizzle. The tough, flamboyant leader who ruled 230 million people for more than a decade, was buried in the farthest corner from the entrance of Mocow's Novodevi- chye cemetery as a brass band played the Soviet national an- them. About 200 Russians joined Uie dead leader's wife and family to pay their last homage at the graveside. The current Soviet leaders were not represented but sent a big wreath of chrys- anthemums and lilies. As the red-draped coffin was lowered into the ground Khrush- chev's widow, Nina Petrovina, broke jito (tars. She had stood smiling sadly at the graveside as mourners filed past the open Separatist party ranks show drop CHICOUTIMI, Que. (CP) Membership in the separatist Parti Quebecois has dropped lo from since last year's provincial general elec- tion and the decline is causing financial problems. Party Leader Rene Lcvesque told a news conference Sunday following a meeting of the par- ty's governing council that the Parti Quebecois will embark on a fund-raising campaign next March with an objective of to "We just have to lace he said. "We are a poor party." Mr. tavcsqne sndi Ihe party took in over a 12-monlh period ended last July but tad in expenses. "At least was needed to keep the party functioning "fit n nor- mal rate" unlil UK: next provin- cial election. Most of Ihe pnrly'.s funds came from Iho sale of its year niomlXT.ship cards, so the membership loss was a finan- cial blow. coffin which had an umbrella held over it against the drizzle. Then, as the coffin was closed and lowered, the tears came. DIED AT 77 Khrushchev died at the age of 77 of a heart attack Saturday, not quite seven years after he was ousted by the current Kremlin leaders. Nikita Klirushchev's grave will be as simple as today's fu- neral. It will have a white mar- ble headstone inscribed only, in gold letters, with the words: "Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeyev- ich. April 17, 11, 1971. His son, Sergei, standing bare-headed at the graveside, told mourners: "He left few in- different. There are those who love him, there are those who hated him, but few passed him by." "We will not speak of a great statesman. Of that the news- papers of the world, with a few rare exceptions, have written. That is their right." MARLENE GIVES UP TITLE Berlin-horn Mar- Icnc Dielrirli arriving In Sunday for n charity nppciirmicr at Drury Lanp, concedes Ilial I.i7, Tnylor hns prablicd hrr lillr as Iho world's in n s I glamorous gramlinollior. Mir said, "It's lin crown noM, 1 have hnd II. S-br. can wear It for a wlillc." ;