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Burlington Daily Times News (Newspaper) - September 26, 1976, Burlington, North Carolina United nations n y apr the United nations is holding elections this year too and it looks us if Curt Waldheim will win another five years As Secretary general. But the tall hard working austrian Hasni to been out pumping hands debating or making promises in fact he has t even announced his candidacy like other diplomatic Maneu Vertnes at the United nations campaigning for office is done largely in hushed tones. Quot die selection of the Secretary general rests with the five veto wielding permanent members of the Security Council a the United states the soviet Union. Britain France and China. The process of achieving approval from such a politically volatile group is so sensitive that no incumbent would dare announce his candidacy until he had the backing of All five. Four Powers Are said to have Given Waldheim the godhead the chinese have also tacitly signalled Waldheim they expect no problem but they reportedly want the full backing of the third world majority before they make it formal. So unless he blunders before the Security Council takes up the Issue probably in november. Waldheim is due for another five years at the Helm of the troubled world body. The . Charter lists the Secretary general Only As the chief administrative officer of the organization a which has thousands of employees in 138 countries but As the highest officer of what is the closest the world has to a global parliament the Secretary general carries moral and political clout in International affairs. In hts first five years in office. Waldheim has earned High Marks for his personal Brand of quiet diplomacy tireless globetrotting and game ceremonial appearances. His travels have taken him to 97 countries some that did t exist when he took office. The Secretary general has also gained Broad respect for his ceaseless behind the scenes efforts to mediate conflicts in Vietnam. Cyprus the Mideast and Lebanon critics of Waldheim Point to silence on some of these issues As a failing of the Secretary general but Veteran diplomats reject England hit by floods London apr a pict rebook fishing town in Southwest England was a Sodden mess saturday after a Flash flood broke months of drought. Police said one Man drowned cars were overturned and buildings choked with mud by a Wall of water that raced from parched Hills through a Valley and surged through the South Cornwall resort Community of Polperro on its Way to the sea. In Somerset county 125 Miles West of London hundreds searched for a three year old girl who was last seen leaving a Candy shop shortly before the thunderstorm hit. Polperro had five inches of rain in two hours Friday night Quot said chief of police Albert Truscott Quot scores of houses were damaged some of them officials said parts of England could still be seriously Short of water next year even if rainfall is Normal this Winter because rainfall Over the past 16 months was one turd below the Normal average stain. Or mint in Calotis stains thou but full will Mot Chack Ful list Quot for Tho planning to build or remodel soon Tho hour of Doci Tion it approaching will it to team or Point for your horn9 think it or carefully for a building one painted Eon nov a to trained and Tho unique Beauty Economy and Protection that taint provide May be Lotf forever. Today the trend it toward taint. A ice Nemuel easy to apply and maintain. A surface need be creeping tending priming. # penetrate deeply Prelec Ting Weed skeet. A enhance the snout of the Grain d St Thad at unique Calor affect. Jeffreys paint and hardware i n. Church Street a Pmj Punty of fro forking this. Quot every one of the problems the . Fails to solve is something that everybody else has failed to says a . Official. Waldheim is better than u Thant or Dag Harn mar skjold he added referring to two past secretaries general. He has a More sophisticated View of what the Secretary general can do. Moving about with a great tact and great Deal of Waldheim s supporters Point to his persistent efforts to have the general Assembly pass measures against International terrorism and so his Strong pleas for an end to the bloodshed in Lebanon both issues have been kept out of the a Sembly by arabs and africans the Early consensus on Waldheim results partly from a desire among big Powers to avoid the divisive and painful struggles of past years Waldheim was chosen in 1971 because he was the Only one of 12 candidates to avoid a big Power veto. His strongest Appeal was that he came from a Small country with impeccable credentials As Neutral democratic socialist and developed his candidacy is now buttressed by a solid record. Even so hopefuls and favourites Are waiting in the wings in the unlikely event that Waldheim should stumble or fall. Some of the names most frequently mentioned a Luis Echev Cyrta. Who finishes his term As president of Mexico this year is the Only hopeful who has openly reached for Waldheim s Job. The mexican has avidly courted the third world in recent years but diplomats say these efforts have alienated the West a Hamilton s. Amerasinghe has had wide exposure As president of this year s general Assembly and head of the Law of the sea conference but the Dapper Bachelor from sri Lanka failed in the 1971 race and westerners would probably be suspicious of his country a socialist line other names frequently bandied about include tanzanian ambassador Salim a. Salim Argentina s popular ambassador Carlos Ortiz de Rozas who got the most votes in 1971 but ran into a soviet veto and pakistanis ambassador Iqbal a. Akhund president of the economic and social Council. Waldheim was born in 1918 near Vienna was drafted into the German army in world War la and suffered s leg wound on the Eastern front enabling him to return to hts studies at the University of Vienna where in 1943 he met Elisabeth Ritscher a tall Brunette they were married in 1944 and have two daughters and a son the b-foot-3 Diplomat made his Way through the ranks of the austrian foreign service including a stint As ambassador to the United nations in 1968 he was named foreign minister and in 1970 he made an unsuccessful race for the presidency of Austria soon after he was elected to the Dost As Secretary general he receives about 892,000 in salary and expenses plus a Manhattan town Home residence and a limousine. A in i a a Ait. A i a a v a to or Wau -�9 a a c v a in. A a a 3 i Star to a -. A m. A a i # he u 4 a it j., r., j % Ltd a a a it theres a to like. Lot in a Home of your own i f Stop in and talk with one of our Friendly loan officers and lot us Start processing that Home loan for you today Whir you Art still a noun. Not just a number Mebane a savings amp loan phone 563-9231 association Mebane . Equal House he Lender Quot Simino Alamance county since rhodesian Black Leader returns new season turn to a world television premiere Paul Newman and Robert Redford Star in the classic Western comedy adventure Katharine Ross co stars Abc sunday night movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid 9t00pm a tonight on a for talks on interim govt ent tromm it with new show. Bill Colby and hts Gnandt of All agas. From All Over tonight i Gnandt include Art Johnson Mario Tho Moi Batty Whit the spinner Bigfoot. Scrooby Doo coss7 00 pm "8 now and a Beautiful fest b lot Battle a Saboteur in Ltd air Lee Maio s stars Fanan Fawcett majors guests the six million Dollar Man 8 00 pm approval is considered a moderate and his faction has operated within Rhodesia. His main rival american educated methodist Bishop Abel Muzorewa leads the a external faction of the Anc. Muzorewa has operated outside Rhodesia directing guerrilla warfare from Zambia. Mozambique and Tanzania. Nkomo said at his news conference that he represents the Only nationalist political movement of rhodesian Blacks asked if had ambitions to become first prime minister of an Independent Black Rhodesia the former cattle Herder social worker and Lay preacher said. A i am just one of the struggles in Zimbabwe a Rhodesia is referred to As Zimbabwe by the Black nationalists. Nkomo said he has visited several communist and Western nations including the soviet Union during his five months out of the country he said he had won support for his faction from leaders of Black Africa and claimed the Black Summit in our is Salaam two weeks ago acknowledged his leadership in Rhodesia Nkomo added that Only after briefing his National executive in Bulawayo would he make known his reaction to the transition plan revealed by Smith on Friday. A spokesman for Muzorewa said the plan for an interim multiracial government Falls Quot far Short of our the Bishop has said he will return to Rhodesia soon but it was not known when and it was not known if he would be invited to take part in the preliminary transition talks. The Leader of another faction of the Anc the Zimbabwe african National Union issued a statement in dares Salaam condemning 5he changeover plan the Rev Ndabaningi Sithole said it was Quot deliberately calculated to diffuse the revolutionary struggle and to create a Neo colonialist regime in Zimbabwe Quot Waldheim Likely to win second term at in out in Doo Crouch loft a physician with Tho . Icon Donnial Everest expedition talks recently with a Sherpa Porter who has just had a tooth the cold extracted. Crouch is part of Tho Crow which is preparing for an assault on the world s highest Peak. To is from Boulder Colo. A Laso photo Salisbury. Rhodesia a Black Leader Joshua Nkomo considered a possible prime minister after Rhodesia s White rulers turn Power Over to the Black majority returned Home saturday to take part in talks on an interim biracial government. Nkomo is head of a main faction of the divided african National Council. He arrived in Salisbury just hours after prime minister Ian Smith announced Rhodesia s 278,000 Whites would yield to International pressure and turn the country Over to its 6 4 million Blacks. Although . Secretary of state Henry a. Kissinger s diplomatic Campaign is credited for Smith s capitulation Nkomo told a news conference on his arrival that further american involvement in Rhodesia should be limited. Quot i made it perfectly Clear that they american efforts have a function Quot during recent talks with Kissinger in Zambia. Nkomo said. Quot that function starts somewhere and ends somewhere. From there on it is the people of this country who must through their leaders work out the future shape of the african National Council if a coalition of Black nationalist rhodesian groups formed in 1974 with the help of the presidents of the neighbouring Quot front line Quot Black african states a Kenneth Ruanda of Zambia Samora Machel of Mozambique. Julius Nyerere of Tanzania and sir Seretse Khama of Botswana. The four Black leaders were meeting saturday in Lusaka. Zambia to discuss the plan and Nkomo mid he would be meeting with them a sooner than you their attitude will be crucial to the Success of the move toward Black Rule. Nyerere is highly influential with Southern african Black nationalists and Kaunda is a main supporter of Nkomo s Anc faction. Nkomo thought to have both soviet and american

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