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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Start Talks On Ceasefire In Mid-East By THE CANADIAN PRESS Consultations were under way on the Middle East, m Washington and at the United Nations today on how and when to implement the United States plan for an 'Arab-Israeli ceasefire. U.S. officials in Washington said the Israeli gov- ernment which accepted the plan Friday, is pre- paring a formal statement that should reach the state department and President Nixon's western White House in San Clemente, Calif., within a couple of days. As soon as the statement is received, officials said, detailed exchanges through U.S. diplomatic channels will be started between Israel and the Jordanian and Egyptian governments concerning the tune and condi- tions for halting the shooting. Egypt and Jordan already have accepted the U.S. plan, which was proposed June 19 by State Secretary William Rogers. It has been condemned by the major Palestinian Arab guerrilla organizations, however, and has been re- jected by Syria and Iraq, although Rogers did not ask for their epproval. The plan calls for a 90-day ceasefire and for peace negotiations under UN mediator Gunnar Jarring of Sweden. Is also requests both sides to honor the UN Secur- ity Council resolution of November, 1967, which called on Israel to withdraw its forces from Arab territory captured in the June war, and asked uie Arabs to rec- ognize Israel's right to exist as a state. Authorities in Washington would not predict when a ceasefire might take effect, but some indicated that it might be a matter of days. President Nixon told reporters in San Clemente Friday that peace "will require moderation, flexibility and a willingness by both sides to accept something less than their maximum position if progress toward a just and lasting peace between the parties is to be made." In Cairo, the semi-official newspaper Al Ahram at- tacked Arabs who have criticized Nasser's acceptance of the U.S. plan, but also said Israel's acceptance statement was "vague and contained interpretations that exceed the UN resolution; which did not contain any reference direct or indirect to negotiations and contractual agreement." Wants Binding Treaty This reference was to a paragraph of the Israel statement that said Israel had decided "to appoint, at the appropriate time, a representative for peace nego- tiations without prior conditions under the auspices of Ambassador Gunnar Jarring with the aim of reaching a binding contractual peace agreement." Al Ahram said Egypt's acceptance of a ceasefire was meant to give Jarring a three-month chance to work for a peace settlement "but this fails Egypt will, after this period, be in a stronger not weaker position from military, political and international pomtF of view.'' Israeli withdrawal from occupied Arab lands is one of the most difficult subjects Jarring will.have to deal with. The Arabs say Israel must give up all occupied Arab lands, but Israel lias insisted on retaining some border regions it considers essential to its seeruity. Another problem that troubles the Israelis is whether the Arabs will use the ceasefire to recuperate from the fighting and rearm. Nixon said in his news conference Thursday night that the U.S. plan includes provisions to ensure that this will not happen. The chief leader of the Palestinian guerrilla move- ment, Yasir Arafat, sect a personal emissary to Al- geria Friday to seek support for his opposition to the ceasefire plan. Another guerrilla leader, Dr. George Habash of the Marxist Popular Front for the Liberation of PalesrJme, criticized Egypt and said in Amman that the .Arab masses "will foil all plots aimed at liquidating the Pal- estinian cause and resistance." Sudan's foreign minister, Mouawich Ibrahaim, wel- comed the U.S. peace initiative, saying that- Egypt's acceptance is "a wise and flexible step." Mail Dispute Costing Both Sides Plenty By IAN PORTER OTTAWA (CP) The give and take of the postal dispute is getting more expensive all the time for both1 the postal unions and the government. Last week, the Council of Postal Unions in a brief presented in a bargaining session with treasury board negotiators said that Postmaster-General Eric Kierans has estimated the post office deficit could increase to from this year as a result of the dispute. The council said: "We see no logic in die govern- ment being prepared to soak the Canadian people in extra losses this year rather than provide postal workers with their proposals at a total additional cost of less than in two years." The treasury board sets the cost of a settlement on the unions' terms a little higher. It has estimated that labor's proposals would add to the annual post office payroll of 000, compared with its estimate of as the annual cost of the government's counter-offer. The treasury board says i.hc extra cost would be both per- manent and Hie basis from which future negoliations would lake off. Treasury Board President C. M. Drary has sug- gested that the loss in postal revenues resulting from the dispute ilsclf should be considered in the terms of an investment against inflation and amortized over a period of 40 years. The postal workers, for their part, have also an- nounced they are willing to absorb an immediate loss for the sake of a long-term gain. They mean the cut in their pay cheques as a result of rotating strike ac- tion. Up to the end of June, in these ternts, they'd in- vested more than days among them at an av- erage 524 a day o Ictal close to in lost pay. The Lctlibrickie Herald FORECAST HIGH SATURDAY 75-10 VOL. LXIII No. 195 "Serving South Alberta and Southtattem LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 1970 Pi-ice 15 Cents FOUR SECTIONS 60 PAGES CHET HUNTtEY 'good night David' Veteran Newsman Ends TV Career NEW YORK (AP) Chet Huntley said his familiar "Good night, for the last time in his television news career Friday night, but before leav- ing, he urged viewers to have courage, for" t he news of the world must improve. "You have bolstered my con- he said, "that this land contains an incredible quantity of good, reliable, common sense and it is in no danger of being led down the primrose path by any journalists." It ended a 14-year partnership on the weekday NBC news show with David Brinkley. There wer'e no Chet was blinking. The show will be replaced by a new seven-night-a-week NBC Nightly News anchored by Brinkley, Frank McGee, and John Chancellor. Huntley is re- turning to his native Montana to develop a resort. Brinkley noted, their NBC staff had- presented Huntley with n horse as a farewell present, and wished him well in the open spaces of .the west, free from the anxieties of the urban dweller. TRIBUTE FROM CRONKITE Meanwhile, on CBS, Walter Cronkits reported Huntiey's leaving and commented that "a giant departs the stage." Soviet Fishermen Anger Islanders PORT ALBERNI, B.C. (CP) Angry fishermen in this community on the west coast of Vancouver Island fired off two telegrams to Ottawa Fri- day night, calling for fast gov- .ernment action concerning a Soviet fishing fleet operating off British Columbia's coast. The telegrams following a meeting of about 80 fishermen and their wives, at which fed- eral fisheries minister Jack Davis was to debate the issue with Tom Barnett, New Demo- cratic Party MP for Alberni- Comox. However, Mr. liavis Heat Wave Blamed For Conflicts TORONTO (CP) Police Supt. Adolphus Payne says Toronto's heat wave is affect- ing the number of husband and wife conflicts and fights with neighbors. He said Friday officers in all districts' of Toronto are being called to referee domes- tic arguments and to stop fights in streets, parks and beer parlors. He expects the number of assault charges for the week to rise to a record of over 200. was unable to attend because of commitments in Ottawa. One irate Port Alberni fish- erman, Paul Tennant, threat- ened to create an international incident by shooting at a Rus- sian fisherman if the govern- ment fails to act to protect the west coast fishing industry. "I don't want to shoot any- body, but if .1 have to do it, I he said. One telegram, to external af- fairs minister Mitchell Sharp and defence minister Leo Ca- dieux, called1 for an extension of the Canadian fishing, zones to the outer limits of the con- tinental shelf. Last week a Port Albernl trawler was sideswiped twice by a Soviet vessel. Compulsory Insurance Issue Manitoba May Force Riot Weapons Used To Quell Street Battles BELFAST (AP) The Brit- ish army used all available riot weapons early today against Homan Cathclic street gangs rampaging through this North- ern Ireland capital for the sec- ond consecutive night. Marksmen opened fire on gas- oline bombers, and soldiers 'I don't care what thg trend is, Get it Youths Continue Rampage HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) One man was shot to death and at least seven persons were wounded Friday night and early today as violence flared in the predominantly Negro North End of this state capital city for the fourth straight night. At first, the office of Mayor Ann Ucello reported that Ef- fraim Gonzales, 28, had been shot to death by police when of- ficers opened fire at a group of young people looting a store. But several hours later, the mayor's office said it was not certain whether Gonzales had been shot by police or by a sni- per. Several eyewitnesses, includ- ing Gonzales's brother, insisted that he had been killed by po- lice bullets. By early today, 60 persons had been arrested for violating a 9 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew and for other violations. Following a pattern estab- lished on three previous nights, rampaging bands of youths looted stores, overturned cars, set rubbish fires and then pelted firemen with missiles in the North End, only a few blocks from the heart of the city's business district. manned water cannons and moved in on the crowds behind blankets of tear and nausea gas. The disturbances began be- fore midnight Friday night and raged past dawn. There were at least two arrests but no re- ported injuries. The area was reported quiet by 6 a.m. The violence apparently was a reaction to the shooting death Friday of Daniel O'Hagan, 19. He allegedly threw firebombs at troops in a melee touched off by the arrest of two youths who later were freed. Belfast Labor MP Paddy Ken- nedy charged Friday: "This young man (O'Hagan) had neither a petrol bomb nor any other weapon when he was murdered. The army is making excuses for trigger-happy troops.1' Rioters used rocks, bottles, paving stones, flaming gasoline even steel-tipped arrows from long the troops in this morning's fighting. The o utlawed Irish Republi- can Army has threatened to kill one British soldier for each Irishman killed. Flames and explosions from burning vehicles and a ware- house gave a Wood-red back- drop to the street battles; Confusion Reigns At Pop Festival MANSEAU, Que. (CP) The beat went on into the early hours today but after daybreak the road outside the Manseau pop festival was lined with hitchhikers heading homeward, as confusion continued to reign supreme. More people seemed to be leaving than arriving and no one seemed to what acts would be featured on the second day of the three-day rock festi- val. Organizers said the first acts today would appear at 2 n Tn. There was no one at the festi- val headquarters who could say where the organizers were. Peter Belmont, production manager for the festival, prom- ised two major acts for tonight and one for Sunday, but could not say who they would be. Ziggy Wiseman, festival or- ganizer, could not be found for comment. LARRY DESJARDINS bolts NDP ranks Trudeau To Meet Strom EDMONTON (CP) Pre- mier Harry Strom will meet Prime Minister Trudeau Sun- day for talks on a wide range of subjects. The talks, requested by Premier S t r o m, will include marketing of Alberta's oil and the federal white paper on tax- ation. Mr. Trudeau expected to arrive at p.m. MST and stop over for about an hour on his way to a week-long tour of what will take him through a series of communities in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, including the fabled Headless Valley, and into British Columbia. No Herald On Civic Holiday Display advertising copy for Tuesday, Aug. 4, must be at The Herald by noon, Fri- day, July 31, and for Wed- nesday, Aug. 5, by a.m. Saturday Aug. 1. Classified ads received by a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 will appear on Tuesday, Aug. i, Police Set Dragnet For Kidnappers MONTEVIDEO ily-armed police and soldiers threw a dragnet around this capital city of Uruguay today in a search for guerrillas who kid- napped United States embassy official and a Brazilian diplomat and demanded the release of po- litical prisoners as ransom. The American, Dan Mitrione, 50, a public safety adviser for the Agency for International De- velopment, was reported shot in the chest when kidnapped by Uruguay's Tupamaro guerrillas Friday. The Tupamaros, Latin Amer- ica's oldest urban guerrilla group, also abducted Aloisio Madres Bias Gomide, 41. from his., home Friday. Bias Gomide is Brazilian consul and first sec- retary of the Brazilian embassy. The guerrillas failed in simul- taneous attempts to kidnap two other U.S. officials. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN TJOUSEHOLD economics graduate Edith Wray ordering milk with no ice at a local drive-in local waitress Eliwarc J a z m c it taking liennic Sherman's order and finding it so ir- resistable she had the same thing for her dinner... Shelly Crowe finding out to her delight vrticn she jumped off Hie diving beard that she could swim. A HAIR-RAISING EXPERIENCE An unidentified youth grabs for a souvenir lock of Prime Minister Trudeau's hair, and another person tries to pluck a carnation from his pocket, as the prime minister leaves a cabinet meeting F.'iday. A large crowd waited in the rain for a glimpse of Mr. Trudeau as ha left the Eost Block on Parliament Hill. Mr, Trudeau gave carnation la thi pcnon who tried to it. Subway Fire NEW YORK (AP) One per- son died and more 50 per- sons suffered suffocation and smoke inhalation in a subway firs today. The fire was in a tunnel of the Lexington Avenue line between Bowling Green at the tip of Manhattan and Brooklyn, "xtta the East TJver, W I N N I P E G (CP) toba's fledgling New Demo- cratic Party government has been forced to the brink of an election decision by a one-time Liberal who helped it during its first year in office. Larry Dcsjardins, whose vote Is essential if the measure is to pass the legislature, bolted NDP ranks Friday on the hottest issue the government has yet government automobile insurance. The 47-year-old St. Boniface member, an undertaker in pri- vate life, told the government he has no "hangup about pri- vate enterprise being sacred" but it hasn't proved its case that state auto insurance is best for the people of Manitoba. The government should take another look, he said. If it still feels the same way after bring- ing out the full facts, if should reintroduce a bill at the next with a compen- sation act for those people in the insurance business who will be forced out of their liveli- hoods. There was no comment from Premier Ed Schreyer and thera probably won't be until the leg- islature resumes next Wednes- day. He is host for the Canadian premiers' conference here from Sunday through Tuesday. CAUSE FOE ELECTION He told reporters earlier after the house adjourned, repeating what he has said before, that it the NDP were prevented from implementing "this major pol- icy decision" it would be tanta- mount to a non-confidence votfl and valid cause for an election. But he indicated there might be room for compromise on the timing of tlie bill and for further consideration of transitional as- sistance for those affected. Then he went to meet with Ms .caucus, some members of which are said to feel that an election now would bring the majority that eluded the NDP in the general election of June 25, 1969. Mr. Schreyer, only S3 at time, produced one of Canada's biggsst-ever political upsets by ousting the Conservative gov- ernment of former premier Walter Weir. But he won only 28 seats, short of a majority in the 57-membcr house. Mr. Desjardins, elected as a Liberal, adopted the name of Liberal Democrat and joined the NDP caucus to give it the extra vote. He stressed at the time that he wasn't completely sold on the NDP and would not support anything he didn't be- lieve in, but that it was in the province's best interest to get a functioning government on tha job. There are 22 conservatives', four Liberals, one Social Credit and one independent member beside Sir. Desjardins. BILL 56 IS KEY The issue that has brought non-government members to- gether is Bill 56, an enabling act Uiat would create a corporation to administer a compulsorj basic auto insurance plan with the regulations to be approved by the cabinet. Prifice Charles Near Vic tint Of Air Crash LONDON (Reuters) Prince Charles was involved in a mid-air eme rgency Thursday while he was flying a twin-engined plane with his father, Prince Philip as pas- senger, it was disclosed Fri- day night. The 21-year-old prince was taking off in a RAF Basset aircraft from Tangmere in southern England when i light, civilian aircraft flew through the airfield circuit, the ministry of defence said. No avoiding action was taken by the prince, the min- istry said but his flying in- structor, Sqdn. Ldr. Philip Pinney, who was also in the plane, immediately reported an "air miss." Because an inquiry is to be held (lie ministry would not disclose how close tha two air- craft ;