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Canberra Times (Newspaper) - December 21, 1970, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory National Library of Australia forecast Canberra mainly Fine becoming very warm. Lake new to be winds 5 to 17. Knots. S. Tablelands warm and humid local showers. S. Coast sultry and Gusty be winds showers Likely. Weather details capital City forecasts tides world Wea ther. Page 12. Cost the new look Canberra steam laundry Lonsdale of. 487222 ice Tomb met to tins the Canberra times will not be published in Christmas Day. Nightly 5jg . Direct service from Canberra to Sydney go Pio Ioor express look How Little it costs to Sydney $7.30 single $12.20 return to Brisbane $20.20 single $36.00 return to Cairns $43.70 single $81.50 return also services to Melbourne Adelaide Perth Alice Springs and Darwin. Departure times from Canberra 5.30 . Daily arriving Sydney 10.15 . Departs Sydney 8.15 . Daily arriving Canberra 1.00 . These direct departures Are additional to Normal North and southbound services. Australia s finest Road passenger service. Smooth silent Riding Comfort. Constant 72 air conditioning. Lay Back seats. Free pillows. Wide tinted windows. Toilet arid washroom. Iced water dispenser. Friendly service. Australia s safest professional Drivers. All Means that Pioneer express offers you the Best for less. Dpi him or bookings at civic Centre 62 Northbourne ave Tel 48 7555 or any recognised travel agent. A Memsey Coa Panr of Anstett transport the Canberra times postal address to Box 218, Canberra City act 2601 phone 480066 registered for posting As a newspaper w Etc gory a move for Twu to resume work Federal and Branch executive members of the transport workers Union will recommend this morning that the 600 members of the act Branch end their six Day old strike. The Branch Secretary or d. Carpenter said last night that he the Branch president or Jack Wilkinson and the assistant fed eral Secretary or Ivan Hodgson had signed the recommendation which would be put to a meeting at the Canberra workmen s club in Childers Street at 9am. Or j. B. Holmes or f. J. Gillingham their decision follows an interim pay variation made on saturday by Commonwealth conciliation and arbitration commissioner j. B. Holmes. Or Holmes varied the transport workers act determination to allow pay increases of 121 per cent up to and including the eight tons rate with a maximum of $6-50 beyond that and made the offer retrospective to december 1. He said he would hear an application from the Union for an across the Board increase of 12 per cent at an open hearing on january 5, when prior retrospect Ivity could also be argued. Or Holmes called on the Twu representatives to Call for an end to the strike As soon As possible. The morning session of the compulsory conference was closed to the press and the Public at the request of the acting director of the act employers federa Tion or f. J. Gillingham. Or Carpenter said last night that the Twu would be seeking a full investigation by the act police into allegations that its members had been involved in bashing. He also expected the meeting this morning to comment on allegations that previous meetings which voted to continue the strike had been stacked. No one was disbarred from speaking. They were open meetings. The press and even the Nolice were there he said. Or Carpenter said that the Twu executive knew of Only one incident in which members were involved in a Blue of any kind and charges in that incident had been dropped. He said the strike had been needless. Had the employers been Able to sort themselves out it need never have happened he said. Shortage of Beer and petrol the most obvious effects of the strike in can Berra during the weekend were shortages of Beer and petrol and garbage mount ing throughout the City. One bookmaker said he could have made More Money Selling Beer than Fielding on the local races at the act jockey club s dry meeting on saturday. The club Secretary or Brian Essai said yesterday that Beer had been Avail Able but there had been no transport to take it to the track. Some businessmen in civic moved quickly on saturday morning to re move a possible Public health danger caused by mounting piles of Moulder ing garbage in service lanes. Executive staff of Coles and some other depart ment stores piled shop refuse into private vehicles and took it to garbage tips operated by the department of the Interior. Owner Drivers have maintained supplies to Canberra although goods which have run out Range from film to lemonade in a hotel which still has ample supplies of draught Beer. Supplies of fresh food continued to come into the City on saturday morn ing and there seemed Little Chance of any Basic items being Short this week. Canberra bares is strike bound soul. Page 9. Chappell hits Century Adelaide sunday. South australian batsman Greg Chappell hero of the second Cricket test at Perth a week ago was again in top form against the Mcc Bowling today. He hit .102 runs. His 100 coming in 118 minutes the fastest first class Century of the sea son before being caught by Hampshire off the Bowling of d Oliveira. South Australia declared at 7/338 leaving the Mcc a final Day target of 386 runs in 330 minutes. report. Back Page. Full a fiasco the minister for de Fence or Fraser was not available last night to com ment on a us Senate sub committee report which described the full project As a fiasco and a fiscal Blunder. The report also charged senior Pentagon officials with deceit and mismanagement during develop ment of the fighter bomber. Extended report. Page 10. Late news sino soviet agreement Tokyo sunday Aap. Communist China and soviet Union signed today a draft agreement dealing with Border Rivers including the ussury where chinese and soviet troops bought in 1969, Radii Moscow reported acc Oju ing to the associate pm ass. Picture. Garry Blunder Bernie Kolber flies High As he leaves the ramp during the 10-Lap scramble race in which Solo riders pit themselves against out fit riders on scrambler machines at the Tralee Speedway yesterday. The rider on the ground is Trevor Marsh. Tralee results. Page 18. Soviet tanks near riot City London sunday Aap Reuter. The polish port of Szczecin was still tense and under curfew for the third consecutive night last night As tanks and soviet troops were reported to be assembled across the nearby Border in East Germany. The official polish news Agency said there were no new clashes in Szczecin although ten Sion continued there. The Baltic port form Erly named Stettin erupted in arson loot ing and Street fighting on thursday following disturbances in Gdansk and Gdynia 125 Miles to the East Over pre Christmas rises in food prices. Szczecin radio said this morning that the City passed a quiet night and the morning began Norm ally with shops open and transport running. Swedish radio reported that a hungarian and a swede who drove near East Germany s North East Border with Poland yesterday saw tanks and troops assembled opposite Szczecin. It quoted radio sound technician or Leif Jonsson As saying that while driving North from the Border Point of Frankfurt Ander Oder he was stopped near the town of Pasewalk where he saw about 50 tanks and several lorries filled with soldiers. Hungarian film camera Man or Michael Pothorski said in a radio inter View that about 50 tanks on carriers were moving slowly toward the polish Border near Pasewalk. The tanks were russian with markings in russian he said. At one time a Carrier blocked the Road to Stop us but we managed to pass by driving to the Edge of the Road. 300 reported dead a military build up along the polish Border was also reported by a swedish Engineer Back from a business trip to Czechoslovakia the associated press reported. In Czechoslovakia about 50 Miles from the polish Border i observed soviet troops moving northward toward the Border or Rolf Berg Stroem of Malmoe told the Stockholm tabloid expressed. I have travelled this Way several times before but i have never seen such a lot of russians he added. Altogether i saw 50 vehicles including tanks. Expressed and other swe dish evening papers speculated that soviet forces would join the soviet Force totalling about 50,000 men at present stationed in Poland to As Sist polish militia in the event of new outbreaks of riots and looting. A swedish journalist re ported today that at least 300 people died in clashes Between civilians and militiamen in Gdansk. Or Kurt Karlsson of the expressed said Eye witnesses told him of the deaths in fighting earlier this week. When he left Gdansk tanks were posted at every Street Corner and soviet warships were Riding at Anchor outside the har Bour or Karlsson said. Or Karlsson and a photographer from express sen Are the Only scandinavian journalists known to have entered Gdansk since the clashes flared last monday. Saw ships from train they said they took a bus into the nearby port of Gdynia also a trouble spot Early in the week and went on by train to Gdansk. It was during the train journey or Karlsson said that they saw the soviet warships anchored off Gdansk. The official polish government report says that at least 12 people have been killed and hundreds injured in the disturbances. The riots were touched off by workers anger at Sharp increases in food prices and other aspects of a current economic Reform. Poland s state controlled press promised disgruntled workers yesterday that their economic grievances would be examined and appealed to them to stay at work. Persistent but unconfirmed reports said workers in some big War saw plants including an electric _ works a car factory a steel Mill a printing shop and a Plant making Industrial equip ment were staging go slow strikes against the Price rises. Melbourne sunday. More than 500 australians of polish origin held a protest meeting in Richmond today. The chairman of the meeting or s. Rozycki said a letter would be sent to representatives of the polish government in Australia protesting against the treatment of polish citizens by the polish government. In Sydney a similar meeting attended by 300 people was held. Missing Trio returns Safe a 25-year-old can Berra Man and two Young boys emerged unharmed from thick Bushland at Brinda Bella yesterday after noon after a wide police search had failed to find them. Police organised a search of the Cotter River res Erve area Only yesterday afternoon after it was re ported that or Allan 1 Wilde of Mcgregor Street Deakin his three year old son and another boy had been missing for nearly 24 hours. Or Wilde left on a fish ing trip on saturday morn ing and was supposed to meet his family at 6pm that night at Cotter but did not show up. By yesterday afternoon act police rangers and the act Bushfire Council were beginning a wide search with police cars and four wheel drive vehicles. An Raaf helicopter was on its Way and the Canberra Aero club had alerted members in the area. In the late afternoon or Wilde and the boys Emer ged unscathed. Or Wilde said his car had become stuck in a bog. Two fishermen had passed in a land Rover at 6am and promised to pull them out when they re turned from their fishing. The fishermen returned 11 hours later and pulled them out. 24 killed by fire in hotel Tucson Arizona sunday Aap. A Twenty four people died when the upper floors of a hotel burned Here Early today. One of the victims was a woman who died when she leapt from a window. Firemen searching room to room said the death toll could be higher. Two of the dead were children. The fire started soon after Midnight and spread quickly from the fifth to the top floor of the 12 floor Pioneer International hotel. One Middle aged woman on the seventh floor screamed to firemen be Low i m still Here i m still Here and jumped to her death. Several others also jumped and were injured including a four year old girl from the fifth floor. She is in a critical condition. At least 15 people were carried Down from their room by firemen on lad Ders. Others escaped on their own. A woman and her 16 year old daughter were rescued by firemen on ladders from their eighth floor room just before it was engulfed. Discotheque gutted Sydney sunday. Fire destroyed a City discotheque tonight. Brigades from six stations fought for an hour to halt the Blaze at the Caesars in place near Central rail Way. The top floor was Burnt out and the Bottom floor of the two Storey building was severely damaged. The discotheque was empty at the time. Damage has been Esti mated at several thousand dollars. The arson squad is investigating. Radical overhaul at foreign affairs the minister for foreign affairs or Mcmahon announced last night a Radi Cal reorganisation of his department which would enable it to carry out effectively its anticipated responsibilities in the first half of the 70s. The major changes announced by or Mcmahon include the Crea Tion of seven new divisions to Deal with geographic areas a new fire brigade policy research Branch and the establishment of a new position of second Deputy Secretary. The last review of the depart ment was conducted in 1964 and the present organisation of the department can no longer be considered adequate to meet current and future needs he said. Since 1964 the department s establishment had doubled and overseas posts had increased by 50 per cent. There were now 68 posts in 55 countries. The reorganisation comes after the change on december 6 of the department s title from depart ment of external affairs to foreign affairs and or Mcmahon s position from minister for external affairs to minister for foreign affairs. Or Mcmahon said that in re cent months the department had conducted a review of its top Structure to determine the Type of organisation required for the first half of the 70s. The present organisation consists of a Secretary a Deputy Secretary four divisions under first assistant secretaries covering both geographical areas and functional activities and a management ser vices Branch headed by a senior assistant Secretary or Mcmahon said. The new organisation has been planned to provide increased sup port to the Secretary himself by the creation of a second Deputy Secretary position to relieve the Burden on divisional Heads and to secure greater efficiency in management. New divisions this was being done by providing for an in crease in the total number of divisions and branches and for a better spread of the workload of the Divi Sions so that the weight of numbers could be concentrated on those activities and those areas which were of greatest interest and importance to austra Lia in the foreign affairs Field. There would be seven new divisions and they would have titles rather than numbers. They would be Asia Pacific and West Ern defence development and information and Cul Tural relations International organisations International Legal and management services. All these divisions would be headed by first assist ant secretaries except International Legal which would be headed by a senior assistant Secretary. Policy research Branch or Mcmahon said in addition a new and important area of activity has been introduced in the form of the policy research Branch which will be headed by an assistant Secretary and which will work generally to one of the Deputy secretaries. This Branch will have two main functions. As a policy group it will pre pare policy papers and proposals on any area or situation of current or Poten tial interest thus ensuring that a programme of for Ward thinking and plan Ning is constantly in pro Gress and will act As a sort of fire brigade unit which can be injected into Bruce Judder looks at the changes in the foreign affairs department. Page 2. Any part of the depart ment which is dealing Wilh a matter of major concern at any Given moment. Secondly the Branch will function As an Over j seas Post Liaison unit which will see that the overseas posts Are providing the department with the information and advice it needs and equally will ensure that the service and guid Ance which the department provides for the overseas posts Are adequate for their effective functioning. The establishment of this Branch was regarded As one of the most import ant of the innovations in the new organisation in that it would open the Way to improving the depart ment s capacity to give Quick and effective policy recommendations and advice to the government at All times and to maintain a stable and close relation ship Between the Central office and the overseas mis i Sions. The proposed changes j had been agreed by the Public service Board. The creation of a new j division responsible for the i whole of the asian area reflected the importance which the government attached to its associations with this Region or Mcmahon said. New defence division the division would have three branches North Asia Southern Asia and South East Asia each headed by an assistant Secretary and the area i covered would extend from Japan and China in the North to Iran in the West i and to Indonesia in the South. The new defence Divi Sion will have a defence policy Branch and an intelligence co ordination Branch and will handle As a division those intelligence and defence Liaison i functions which were formerly handled at Branch level Only or Mcmahon i said. A new division of three branches had been created to handle those inter National Legal matters which were the responsibility of the department or in which it had a Politico Legal interest and a separate division would handle the government s extensive Aid programme together with information and cultural activities in practice said or Mcmahon the management services division would comprise almost two thirds of the whole of the Headquarters staff and its upgrading to divisional status was necessitated by the increasing work Load. In terms of numbers the management services division will Cater for a total staff of about 3,000, including about 860 at Headquarters in Canberra and 2,100 overseas he said. Rafin $42m helicopter i Deal the australian govern ment plans to spend $42 million on 53 us helicopters for the Raaf. Page 3. Missing a yacht with a male skipper and an and glut Crew including an australian is overdue. Page 5. Vietcong Vietcong rocket attacks marked the 24fh anniversary on saturday of the outbreak of the indo Cha War. ? Page 5. Wool study the new zealand Wool Board has commissioned a study of marketing of Wool in new zealand. Page 8. Athletics twelve new records were set in the act decathlon and Pentathlon championships held at Ainslie Oval Over the weekend. Report Back Page details Page 18. Other pages figure it out 12 crossword 12 weddings 13 comic strips 18 classifieds pages 16, 17 City pools crowded yesterday s maximum temperature having been 84 degrees at about 3pm, there were bigger than usual attendances at the City s swimming pools. The olympic Pool re corded More than 250, Deakin and Hanuka roughly 900 each. Crowds were attracted to Lake Burley Griffin. At the Black Mountain Peninsula Beach area the newly formed Dolphin life saving club stood guard. Today s maximum temperature is expected to reach 87 degrees nine above average

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