Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
30 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, AIKJUS! A, 1971 Charles is 110 conventional prince PLEADS IN Cambodian village woman pleads for her husband's freedom after he was seized by Souih Vietnamese troops as a suspected Kmer Rouge or Cam- bodian Communist. Her child, right, tries lo pull her away. The man was seized dur- ing the recent South Vietnamese drive near Svay Rieng, Cambodia, and held for ques- tioning by Cambodian forces. Malaya guerrillas still very much alive LONDON C Renter) .More than 10 years have passed since a long, bloody Communist, rebel- lion was put dou-n LII Mala; a. but. still guerrillas occasionally leave the safety of the Malay- sian-Thai border jungles lo har- ass civilians and security forces. A small underground move-, merit still works at winning over dissatisfied Chinese and at trying to persuade Malay ants Ihai Islam is no bar to their becoming Com muni? Ls to improve their lot. Despite the Communist atln- ity however, modern Malaysia is a far cry from the terror-rid-. den country of the 12-year Com- munist emergency, as it be- came known, from 1948 lo For the state which pained in- dependence from the British by peaceful means in 1'J-bT. saw Ihc first effective defeat in Asia of Communist guerrillas H.S it set on the path of trying to huild a non-aligned, if tod. multi-racial democracy. this hanpcncd, find what il f'jll liku to live and fich; the Irrror, has jus! been clncu- 1 men tod by journalist 13 ar- her in a The of Ihc Running DOJIS. SELECTS PAirnClPANTS As in his earlier hook. Sinister Twilight, on the fr.ll of Singa- pore during the Second I War, Earlier tries lo capture the tense atmosphere of the limes by lolling Hie story ns .seen by s'jlccled parlK-'ipaiHs. He Fncii.ses espceialJ} nn !bc expatriate planter families, homes surrounded by b'jrbod wire, weapons ahvays at the ready, their ears and the forces 'rackiuc Ihcir riuarry throuqh the hrmid jun- gles. lie also describes experiences of unrirrcovcr operators, lern- ficd local people, and oven sur- renderel Communists. Tlie hern of Hie is un- doubtcdly Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templcr. Senf from Brit- ain Lo end tlic rebellion, be was a ramrod-stiff soldier who rec- ognized thai bis predecessor was right in Irving Lo keep Iho j operation basically civilian-run if the hearts and minds of the people ivere lo be secured by the administration. I The anti-hero is Chin Peng, the young Chinese dealist who won fame as a courageous anti- Japanese guerrilla in the Sec- ond World War and was made an officer of the Order of Iho British Empire (OBE) in rccog- I niiion of his services. In JSJfl he 1 decided Lo rebel against the British. Defeated, but apparently not broken, he fled to the Thai bor- der where he is still believed lo be living in the jungle, leading an estimated guerrillas who still hope Lo stage a come- back. Seeks office Walcott In political ring CAMTJEN, NJ. (AF) At' 57, Jersey Joe i.s a fighter. But the ring is no longer his battleground, nor art iijs fists his forte. Walcott's newest bout is in the political arena. He's seek- ing the of sheriff of Cam- den County against undcrshcr- iff William Strang, a Republi- can. No newcomer to local poli- tics, the former heavyweight boxing champion, whose legal name is Arnold Cream, made a bid for Hie post in hut lost in the Democratic primary. Now he has Ihc full hacking of his party in (he November elections. The sofl .spoken ex-champ, who is direrlor of community. relations for Camdnn, is cau- tiously optmiisfic about his chances the second lime around. "A candidale for political office has lo feel like a fishier. in any given fight." he says. "Anything can happen. EARLY A.MWT10.NS A Walcolf PM- perls rale his rbances ,'js C'KicI would mean Ihc culmin.'ilion of a dream Hint began wiien he was nine years old. Wnlcnli rncalled waiting with other neighborhood kids in near- by Merchant ville, where, he tfrcu up, to calcb a glimpse of a great heavyweight champion iva.s lo visit nearby. ''II uii.s Saturday, ;md il rnin cd said. siood in the rain like drowned rats and i uailcd. Finally, [he great man arrived. "Mr: pasl p.s wilhoul i slowing down and .sent mud) splashing upon WJicn the ear the champion came out in a trench coat and with LWO huijo dofis. He ran In rough us with (hnsc dogi, scaring Ihc hell out of us. name of that great fighter was Jack Johnson. "That was the rliiy I told my- self 1 would be heavy-weight champion of (he world OTIC day. And I promised myself thai when J became champ would never do to kids what Johnson rlid to us. i after night, I dreamed that dream. "In addition lo being champ, 1 wanted to become involved in Iho area of law enforce- ment. achieved his first am- bition when he knocked out Ez- zard Charles in the seventh round of a 1 bout at Pittsburgh, on July uj, iffii. Everything he has done offi- cially since he quit the ring in has taken him one step closer to the second. SEA YIELDS GIANT GEM _ Donald Wcbbnr, left, and Jim Norlon oOii'ih what is oslimalcd lo bn the larcj- nsi pinco of jado in Norlh America, It's worlh about 000. and Jhreo olliors workod six monlhs to pry iho jadn bouldor from undor a lodge 30 fool below Iho chuminc] tlUrf of Iho Pacific Occnn ill Hie Big Sur region of California. ttv t'AKOL KKNiVKDY LONDON (Cl't It's nol often lluil an heir lo Hie Brit- ish throne clou'ns uround in pub I n nd ;it n cricket JiKitch, of all occasions1. Rut Mien, us Britons arc fast discovering, Prince Charles is no convenlinnal prince. So even cricket huffs find a chuc- kle lien the Queen's snn tnrnorl up at a recent ninlch correcDy garbed in k'g-parls and carryinp his i (tide a horse he had cn- on liis Id (he pildi. Charli's at 22 lias slic-d liis .shy, studious of a few yt'ars hack. Nowadays he lias jilinosl a dan-devil loucli of James Bond gar- nished by a comedian's latent ltc> loves to indulge at unex- pected inomonfs. Eai'icr Ihis year he startled a formally-altired tailors' I by luniinf! up in a wrinkled old sport jacket over fiis Me and fails. Joke over, lie switched lo a tailcoat for the rest of Inc. evening. I iter, nfler joining an KAF (mining establishment, h c gave out a mock order which lind all Ihc cadels liamling in lllou1 service-issue sboes to (he for invesli- C.-ilinn of a supposed fault in their design. penchant for prac- tical jokes is emerging along a streak of surprising pl'ysic; toughness. Not long a o Hie delicate-looking prill" seemed more at home playing his cello or digging up archeolojrical than following Ihc strenuous ex- ploits of Prince Philip. "ossip 'Iprx hinled that he did such things as sailing in a game to live up lo his alhlelic fatner, but that he endured rather than en- joyed them. Now, however, he seems to a taste of danger. At present undergoing a training spin in the RoyaJ Air Force, he recently announced his in- tention of making a parachute feat that may pose a problem for Charles's ever- present personal dcfeclive. After gaining his pilot's v' "s, Charles will barely have time to take a whirl in his fast sports car before he heads o' for rrother spell of rigorous service discipline, this time at IJie Royal College, D.--'lmouth. SIMPSONS-SEARS >op" f -''-f V iK ARANCE! 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