Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
40 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Auguit 1973 New terrorist rears its head UNIQUE This crchiteclually designed horns features U Circular stairway 2 natural open ft Family room 4 sq. ff. of modern trend living 9 Scenic Mountain View 3 bedroomi Study Private entrance patio Patio off dinmg room Patio off master bedroom Call ROGER HANOLEY 345-3534 Phont 345-3039 CLIVER-HANDLEY REAL ESTATE COALDALE Christian Science Monitor Lebanon new international terrorist organiza- tion with anti- and anarchist tendenc- ies may now be operating on a worldwide Western and Arab analysts here believe. This is tiieir tentative conclu- sion as they study the recent murders at Athens airport and the July skyjacking of the Japan Airlines jumbo Jet. What remains a total mystery here is who may be the or of the hypotheti- cal which in projections here has begun to resemble the organization created 300 SUNGLASSES to choose from AVAILABLE IN YOUR RX in the imagination of the late Ian Fleming for his James Bond novels. A Greek examining magis- trate is now processing willful homicide charges against the two young Arab men who kill- ed three persons and injured 55 others in the August 5 grenade and machine gun attack inside the airport terminal at In Beirut. Lebanese Prime Minister Takieddine Solh told newsmen that checks of Beirut airport police records and Pal- estinian circles here showed that neither of the two Arabs flew to Athens from Beirut. Greek police had said one of the men had done so. Greek government spokesmen have denied that the Palestine Liberation Organization emissary sent to Athens by PLO headquarters in Damascus belongs to the secret Black September organization. Earl- Greek police had said the two attackers claimed Black September membership. names in the Athens reports have now been changed to Riad Shafik Hussein and Talal Al- Khaled. First reports named them as Juhad Muhammad and Talaat On Aug. 8 the Beirut news- paper Al-Nahar published a statement from a self-styled guerrilla group calling itself the suicide It also used the name Yous- after Youssef one of three PLO officials mur- dered by Israeli forces in a night raid on Beirut last April 10. Addressed to the of the United the enth suicide statement have discovered that in order to make you under- stand us and realize our right to live we must begin to de- fend ourselves against all those who seek to exterminate us. have decided to adopt your criminal methods and teach the first lesson to the peo- ple undertaking an ex- termination campaign against Sears BACK-TOuSCHOOL FASHIONABLE GWG SLACKS reg. and G.W.G. Bags cuff aer- ylic. Never needs Ironing. In colors of navy and camel. Sizes 7 to 18. MEN'S GWG KNIT SLACKS reg. G.W.G. price Famous G.W.G. slacks are made of polyester knit so they can be washed. They come in trim fit flare and waist sizes 28 to 40. 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The English professor is quick to point out that visions of wealth from such magazines might provide stimulation for an author's but are hardly likely to become a real- ity. The majority of the little magazines pay nothing for arti- cles accepted. For budding au- the remuneration lies in the ego-boosting experience of seeing a poem or story in print. A poet Dr. Latta is working on an anthology of his which he hopes to have accepted for publication soon. he has had poems published in such periodicals as Queens Prism Canadian Wascapa Review and the Kan- sas Quarterly. Dr. Latta is no stranger to the process of submitting countless hopeful works for that's how he be- gan as a writer himself. Canadian poets even those are nationally known live off incomes from their poetry says Dr. putting the beginning writer's penury in the proper perspective. Even poets as pop- u'ar as Earle Birney or Irving Layton are not sitting back and resting on their they must augment their earn- ings from the sales of their work by taking writers-in-resi- dence positions or by going on the lecture circuit across Can- ada. important thing for the beginning writer is to work con- stantly for an improved prod- a better poem or short explains Dr. Latta. in many seeing an .arti- cle in print is the kind of re- ward or encouragement needed for a young artist to keep striv- ing for better-written admits the thsre is a danger that a young writer will attempt to into before he is ready or will tend to be too easDy satisifed with inferior just be- cause some of them have been published by a magazine. But Dr. Latta believes a striv- ing writer who is serious about his craft will not be easily se- duced into producing work be- neath his capabilitiss. In his own the pro- fessor is more than just a day If he will admit that he would like to be- come recognized as a national- ly-known poet. Born and raised in the Dr. Latta confesses to a reluc- tance to be misinterpreted as a newcomer who professes his opinions far and wide after only a few years residence in Cana- da. He and his family moved to Canada in 19S5 and became Canadian citizens three years in what Dr. Latta describes as transition by a significant uprooting which was a though so much of my posiry is personal rather than he am still reluctant to actually write as if I were a 'Canadian poet.' It is easier to react to a to if you have always lived He fears that if he were to write a poem protecting or de- scribing a certain aspect of Canadian those who know his American background might discount his response as an in- valid view of the or at not a typically Canadian view. POSITIVE Interested in writing since he was a youth. Dr. Latta first wrote short then gradu- ally switched his emphasis to which he now finds more exciting and rewarding. He says the climate for writ- ers in Canada is becoming more positive and encouraging all the time. He cites the recenot for an Alberta novel- launched by the provincial department of youth and as a beneficial venture. He is currently a novel based on the life of Koo- tenay and may even enter it in the provincial con- test if it is completed in time. he learn the techniques available to them by reading other au- thors. At the young poet may begin by trying to write like someone he admires. But his work will reflect the unique effect his own ex- periences have made on his Poets seem to be as are writers in any form charac- terized by a sensitive says Dr. and they are of- ten extremely aware of death as an inevitable and omni- present factor of life. wouldn't say they are over- ly or obsessed with appends Dr. Latta. Per- haps they are just more aware of the preciousness and beauty of The attitude which drives writers to create is expressed in a passage from one of Dr. Latta's write a poem to express to create a permanence which will include They cheered but really didn't know tvhv By WILLIAM C. MANN Afghanistan This placid mountain vil- lage sent 80 men to the capi- tal of Kabul to cheer the birth of the Republic of Afghanis- tan. Like most of Afghanistan's the people of Istalif didn't know why they were rejoicing. To it was something king is dead. Long live the heard about it over our transistor said a tur- baned young looking across a stream-dissected val- ley that protects his village. told us about tha re- and said we should be happy. We were happy. The eight sections of the village held meetings and chose 10 rmo each to go and cheer. But there wasn't a big cle- bration Many tourists who go to Ka- bul make the 25-mile trip to Istalif to buy the blue-glazed ceramic for which it is known in the Kabul valley. Istalif rises up the moun- tainside from the clear and gurgling which give its citizens water for washing and bathing. It has no electricity. The hotel used to have a diesel but it doesn't work any longer. silent pines surround the mud-housed which once glistened white in the Af- ghanistan sun. The whitewash wore off and the villagers lost interest in repainting. It is a village like thousands in Afghanistan where most peopb can neither read nor write and earn a week for tl'.ieir labors. Yet a bearded sitting cross-legged in his who had known no other king than Mohammed Zahir said he was sorry for his deposed reputed one of the world's richest men. OVERTHREW KING Former premier Sardar Mo- hammad a prince in his own right and die king's overthew the king July 17 in a military- backed coup. Ke proclaimed a ending Zahir's 40- year renn. Daud was premier from 1953 until Zahir Shah muscled him out in 1963. hopes for Afgha- nistan become hopes for the village multiplied a thousand times. They are the hopes Daud must deal with to main- tain support of Afghans. most of the people don't matter in Af- said a Western diplomat in Kabul. im- mediate loyalties are to tribal clans. coup was mounted by a relatively small group of peoole with no concern over public opinion. They had the support of key officers and key tribal leaders. They had the acceptance of the In Daud's govern- ment through the to drive down prices by decree. Prices went down also in but not because of government pressure.