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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LETHDRIDGE HERALD Tuonlay, Auuuit 8, 1971 U.S. 'makes compromise in amis-limitation pact WASHINGTON A Ro- slow warning to the Ilussijir.K lias toned down and en- dorsed tho While House in an effort" to appease senators cm both sides of the TJ.S.-Soviet sums-limitation Tho compromise may havo improved chances (or early Senate passage of tlic Itient limitint! offensive unclear arsenals, although initial reac- tion to the developments Mon- day mixed. The White House endorsed Senator Henry .lacksim's amendment t" the SAM' agreement after Jackson eliminated its strongest provi- a note tn liiussia that in- stalling multiple ca- pable of destroying U.S. missile silos, on its 313 largest inter- continental missiles could threaten American security and cause the I'r.itcd States to dis- own the interim .SALT agree- rcient. Tlie Washington state Demo- crat introduced the amendment last week, arousing a storm of protest from some senators Who support the pact. Senate Republican Lender Hugh .Scott joined Jack-son in proposing the amendment, leading some senators to con- clude It iiad White House sup-1 port from the The Wl'.ite House emphasised it liiul worked with Jackson on the amendment in order (o win over critics wlui fear the agree- ment could endanger t'.S. se- curity heeanse it cor.'.-cdes tho Russians a tcmjKnary edge in the total imnher of hind-and sea-based missiles. CONSri.T ON AMHNIJMKNT Jackson with tho White House on the revised amendment, which retains Ian- guage calling for U.S. negotia- tors to seek strategic equality in any future SALT treaty with the Soviet Union. Senator J. W. Fillliright, chairman of the foreign- ela- tions committee, said: "f don't think any more of it than T did the other. It raises questions about the prudence and propriety of the original agree- ment.1' To take effect, the interim agreement needs majority voles in Iwtb the House of Rep- resentatives and .Senate, unlike the companion treaty limiting both nations to small nnd equal defensive missile forces. That needed only Senate approval nnd was ratified last week. The interim agreement sets ceilings on the of otfniv vc each nation nuiy ive, and is dosigiuxl to slow e rcumcnUim of the arms .00 wliile a more permaiirnl cans is souglil to end it. lias contemU'd (hat resident Nixon should bo ken liis wort! that the orij'U 11 agreement slows the mo- icntum of the .Soviet onus .likiup enhances, ralhcr inn jeopardizes, American .sc- .irity. About J5 .senators, both Re nblicrait and Democrats, arc o-sponsormg the rewritten ackson amendment, Thu Jnoksc'ti amendment says ill Lire of the .second round of 10 SALT negotiations tn chicve a treaty which mil threats to the U.S. nuclear ctcrrer.t. "could our upremo naUonnl intcre.sts." It also would put Congress on ccord as opposing any such reaty if it limited the United tales "to levels of inter- on! mental forces inferior fo 10 level accorded the Soviet Inion." Brezhnev seeks f'summit meeting CAIRO CAP) Communist party chief Leonid I. Brezhnev of Russia has sent a message to Egyptian President Anwar Sadat that 'would pave the way for a summit meeting with Soviet the semi-offi- cial newspaper Al Atirain re- ported today. Sadat called for such a meet- ing July 18 w h i 1 e announcing the ouster of between and Soviet military ad- visers from Egypt. Brezhnev's message ex- pressed 'high esteem for Arab- Soviet friendship and stressed the importance of its consoli- Al Ahram says. The newspaper says the mes- sage is currently under "care- ful study in Cairo and will prompt wide-scale consultations between the two countries." Sadat lias said he took the ouster decision because of the Soviet Union's refusal to pro- vide Egypt with offensive weapons needed to regain Is raeli-occupied territories. It was announced bere Satur day night that "all Soviet ex ports and advisers have lef Egypt for home, except for a limited number of instructors who will remain for a shor time.1' Al Ahram's report says Vladimir Vinogradov, tho So- viet ambassador to Cairo, ba( undertaken several contact with top Egyptian officials be fore flying to the Crimea when the Kremlin leadership is cur rcntly vacationing. An Egyptian parbamenlary delegation, headed by People' Assembly speaker H a f e 7. Ba dawi, returned Saturday from z four-day visit to the Soviet tin ion. The visit was tho firs since the ouster decision wa: announced. World chess title enters 12th game REYKJAVIK, IcolanrJ fAP) Bobby Fischer "will be play- Ing mean a friend paid today as the American challenger and Soviet chess champion Boris vSpassky pre- pared for their I2th game. Fischer was crushed by Spassky in jail 31 moves Sun- day, trimming the American's load in the 2-1-gamc match to A win counts a full point, a draw a half. It was Fischer's first defeat Bince the opening game .July 12, and the friend said: ''Bobby hates losing." Fischer needs six more points lo take the title, and Spassky to retain it. In the 3 Ith game Sunday, Spassky, returned to champion- ship form, particularly with a 14th move a barik'.vard side- How's Your Hear! n? step with a knight that cor nered Fischer's queen. "It takes a champion to al tack said Danis grandmaster Bent Larser "The match really Is a grea match now." Friends say Fischer's defea is certain to tighten his pla and rnako him more aggres sive. After 10 days of rclativ peace, tension is again in the American camp. Fischer made his first f proach in nearly two weeks t the Icelandic: Chess Federation He complained there was to much noise at his seclude seaside villa and he wante something done about it be cause he was sleeping badly Officials of the federafio said Fischer was henrinr; eiUiL the sea or the ventilation sy tern. They're sending u. rnr around to check the ventilation iHass wedding ceremony held BOLINAS, Calif.