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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbrtdge Herald VOL. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 1974 15 CENTS 24 Pages Greek, Turkish lives contrast in Cyprus war Cyprus mob storms embassy U.S. envoy shot to death FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus (AP) The Greek cities and towns of northern Cyprus lie dirty and deserted in the sun. The Turkish villages are gay with flags and smiling people. That is the difference be- tween being liberated and conquered. For such Greek cities as Kyrenia and Famagusta, the first and last places taken by the Turks in their month-long advance across Cyprus, cap- ture has meant urban death. In Famagusta Sunday, dirt and paper littered the streets winding past the 40 luxury ho- tels stretched along the white sandy beaches. A solitary Swedish soldier sat in a red canvas deckchair at the E- delweiss open-air restaurant, his sub-machine-gun on his knee. The windows of a dozen grocery stores were broken and the shelves in disarray. The words "Swedish prop- erty" were scrawled on the shop window of an automobile dealer. But the Swedish sol- dier said that if the Turks wanted to break in, he could not stop them. "The looting seemed to be organized, mainly for food and drinks at this said another Swedish member of the United Nations peace- keeping force. A ring of Turkish tanks blocked off all the southern approaches to Famagusta where thousands of refugees wait to go home. "When will you let the Greeks come this re- porter asked a Turkish officer at a roadblock. "Maybe in a month or he said. In the once-glittering town of Kyrenia on the north coast, every shop was system- atically looted after the Tur- kish army took over. Many homes, including those owned by Britons and other foreign- ers, were stripped. Kyrenia Sunday also was a dead town, with only a few military vehicles on the streets. Every shop -window was broken. Thousands of Greeks who fled to the capital of Nicosia when the war began want to go back to Kyrenia. But they can get no guarantee of safety even if the Turks allowed them back. So they stay refugees. In the Turkish villages, there is an obvious sense of victory and well being. "Now we are very happy. We are free." said Kamil Ozay. a local official at Knod- hara, one of a string of Tur- kish-Cypriot villages stretch- ing east of Nicosia that were liberated by the advancing Turkish army. "We cheered them as they came to our town, and we want them to stay." said Ozay. The Turkish army seems ready to stay. Troops and supply vehicles are camped beneath the olive trees and along the rolling slopes all the way from Nicosia to Fam- agusta. a distance of 35 miles. Heads up .ihoto There appeared to be anear-reversal of the traditional roles of man and saddle bronc in the rodeo arena Saturday. Blaine Marr of Twin Butte, below, was riding Two Spot, above, in the rodeo at Pincher Creek Fair Days but was bucked over the horse's head. He rolled out of the way and escaped injury as the horse bucked past. More photos and story on Page 13. Israelis jail archbishop suspected of gun-running Inside THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Israeli government has jailed the Greek Catholic Archbishop of Jerusalem on charges of gun running for Arab terrorists in Occupied Jordan. The Israeli police announced that they searched Archbishop Hilarion Capudji's Mercedes sedan Aug. 7 as he returned from Lebanon and found "a large quantity of weapons and explosive material hidden in various parts of the car." The police said the arms were being smuggled from the Al Fatah guerrilla organization in Lebanon to Palestinian terrorists in the West Bank territory Israel took from Jordan in the 1967 war. The archbishop, a 52-year- old Syrian, was taken into custody, but this was kept secret while the Israeli government tried through intermediaries to get Greek Catholic headquarters in World gains 3 million during population meet BUCHAREST (CP) United Nations Secretary- General Kurt Waldheim said today the world's population will grow by three million peo- ple while experts and govern- ment officials here talk about the problem. About representatives of 135 countries are attending the 10-day UN conference to discuss world population. Beirut to transfer him out of the country. However, informed sources said the Israeli military insisted the matter was too serious and an exampfe should be made of the prelate. On Sunday he was brought before a Jerusalem magistrate who ordered him held for 15 days more while the investigation continued. The Greek Catholic Church is an Eastern rite branch of the Roman Catholic Church and is under Vatican authority although its bishops are not papal appointees. Archbishop Capudji's diocese covers East Jerusalem, the occupied West Bank, and the towns of Ramie, Jaffa and Lod. His flock numbers only about members. The archbishop is a militant Arab nationalist who has boy- cotted every Israeli official event since the 1967 war brought his headquarters in East Jerusalem under Israeli rule. 'As to the Middle East, I myself feel...' Classified........20-24 Comics............11 Comment...........4 District............15 Family..........18.19 Local News......13.14 Markets...........17 Sports............8-10 Theatres............7 TV.................6 Weather............3 LOW TONIGHT 45; HIGH TUES. 65; MOSTLY CLOUDY. Alphabet bomber claims credit for explosion LOS ANGELES (AP) A mysterious bomber" who has brought terror to this city with threats of violence has claimed responsibility for a weekend chemical explosion that levelled a city block in a down- town industrial section. Homer fears socialist Tory leadership OTTAWA (CP) Alberta MP Jack Homer says he and his supporters will seek a leadership candidate so the Pro- gressive Conservative party is not faced with choosing between two "socialist Conservatives" at the next leadership convention. Mr. Horner, who describes himself as right of centre, told panelists on the CTV program Question Period that he will organize a group of like-minded people to look for a leader. The program was taped Friday for screening Sunday. "I think it would be dreadful for the Conservative party and for Canada if the leadership race in the Conservative party went down to the wire and we ended up with two socialist Con- servatives and guys like me having no choice at he said. The controversial MP for Crowfoot last week sought an early leadership convention but the party caucus supported Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield's proposal to remain as leader for up to two years. Mr. Horner indicated he might leave the party but was later convinced by friends to stay on. Mr. Horner said members of the group he will form will not be drawn from caucus. They will come from all parts of Canada. Asked to name socialist Con- servatives, Mr. Horner mentioned MPs .Flora MacDonald and the Islands) and Joseph Clark Mr. Horner said the prices and incomes controls program advocated by Mr. Stanfield in the July 8 federal election campaign was not a true Con- servative policy. He had fought against it in the parliamentary caucus for months. The party had missed a great opportunity in the last campaign by not urging that the Quebec language bill be tested in the Supreme Court of Canada. The bill, since approved by the Quebec national assembly, is bad for both French-and English-speaking Canadians in the province, Mr. Horner said without elaborating. While Mr. Stanfield had the right to reject former mayor Leonard Jones of Moncton, N.B., as a Conservative candidate, it was possible he repre- sented a wide group of people in his opposition to the way the Official Languages Act was applied, the MP said. Mr. Jones was elected to Parliament July 8 as an independent MP for Moncton. Mr. Horner said it is wrong for a party to reject a "wide constituency of thought." He said he would not ask Mr. Stanfield to invite Mr. Jones into the Conservative caucus but it is a matter a new leader must consider. Authorities had said earlier that the massive explosion which destroyed a warehouse and burned several buildings Saturday night was not caused by a bomb but by a chemical ignition. The search continued for the bomber. A thousand extra po- lice assigned to the case have received more than 200 calls on the identity of Isaac Rasim, the foreign-accented man who now claims respon- sibility for planting at least three bombs in the Los Angeles area, including the Aug. 6 airport blast that killed three persons and injured 35 others. JACKHORNER Seen and heard About town Three-year-old Angela Wing stuffing herself for a week before holidays so she would be taller than her cousin Shannon John and Phyllis Pierce welcoming a cup of tea after searching Lethbridge over an hour for their daughter's house. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The United States ambassador to Cyprus. Rodger Davies. was shot to death today when a mob of Greek- Cypriots attacked the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia to protest U.S. policy in the Cyprus crisis. Cypriot President Glafkos Clerides announc- ed Davies's death over Cyprus radio after visiting the embassy. "I denounce this terrible crime against Cyprus in the strongest terms and express my deepest sorrow and sym- pathy." he said. Witnesses said at least some of the shots were fired by men known to be members of EO.KA-B. the pro-Greek un- derground guerrilla group that helped overthrow Presi- dent Makarios last month. A Cypriot woman employee at the embassy was killed and two others working at the em- bassy were wounded in the at- tack. Davies. 53. a veteran diplo- mat, had been deputy assis- tant secretary for Near East and Southeast Asian affairs before being assigned to Cyprus July 10. five days before Makarios was overthrown. Witnesses said the demonstrators fired at the embassy after U.S. marines threw tear gas to try to dis- perse the mob. which moments earlier set Davies's black limousine on fire. The limousine exploded like a bomb when flames reached the gas tank, and black billows of smoke were visible halfway across the capital. The Greek-Cypriots on the island have become increas- ingly frustrated over Turkish military advances on the island since the Turks invaded it July 20. Last week a Turkish assault left the Turks in solid control of the northern third of the island. The Turks made fresh ad- vances south of Nicosia during the weekend, cutting one of the two major roads between the capital and the south coast and advancing toward the se- cond highway. But a United Nations spokesman said there were no reports of fighting during the night. In Washington, United States Defence Secretary James Schlesinger said Turkey "has gone beyond what any of its friends or sym- pathizers are prepared to accept.'' Speaking on television, he said the United States will re-examine its position in the Cyprus crisis in view of the "unexpected" Turkish military advances. Moving south from the Lefka-Nicosia-Famagusta line the Turks established across northern Cyprus last week. Turkish troops seized Pyroi. a Greek-Cypriot village 10 miles south of Nicosia on the highway from the capital to Larnaca, on the southeast coast. From Pyroi. the Turkish tanks and infantry moved west toward the highway to Limassol. on the south coast. An earlier report that the Limassol road was cut proved incorrect, but during the night more Turkish tanks and ar- mored personnel carriers crossed the Larnaca road and headed southwest. The Turkish forces appeared to be heading both for the large Turkish town of Louroujina. four miles away, and the large Greek-Cypriot town of Dahali, four miles northwest of Louroujina and only a mile from the Nicosia- Limassol highway. If the Turks cut that highway, the capital's only access to the rest of the island would be a single-lane dirt road leading south over the Troodos moun- tains. Reports that the Turks were encircling Nicosia touched off a second panicky flight from the city Sunday by the Greek- Cypriots. But after the government repeatedly broad- cast denials and a late-night appeal by President Glafkos derides, the people began to return again today. The government estimated a total of Greek- Cypriots were refugees from the Turkish advance. Protesters greet Ford in Chicago CHICAGO (Reuteri Five thousand Greek-Americans, shouting "Free Cyprus" and "Kissinger. Hitler's brother" greeted President Gerald Ford when he came here to- day on his first visit outside Washington as president. Ford, who had driven in a motorcade of cars from Chi- cago's O'Hare Airport into the city, climbed out of his car only 15 yards from the protesters and walked into a hotel here without acknowledging the Greek- American demonstrators lin- ed up on the opposite side of the road. Ford Hew to Chicago to ad- dress the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the mos: powerful political group of the U.S. ex- servicemen's a few hours after it had been an- nounced that Roger Davies. U.S. ambassador to Cyprus, had been killed by Greek-, Cypriot demonstrators on the island Guerrillas blast way from jail DUBLIN (Reuteri Police and troops today mounted one of the biggest dragnets ever seen in the Irish republic in an effort to recapture 19 guerrillas who blasted their way out of a top-security jail. The men. all leading mem- bers of the violent Provisional wing of the Irish Republican Army, broke out of Portlaoise jail 50 miles southwest of here Sunday. They used explosives to open two gates before hi- jacking cars at gunpoint, police sources said. The Irish government, em- barrassed by the second spec- tacular IRA jailbreak in 10 months, has ordered an in- quiry. The previous escape featured a helicopter snatch of three IRA men from Dublin's Mountjoy jail. 'Ehrlichman feels Nixon betrayed him' NEW YORK (Reuter) Newsweek magazine says John Ehrlichman decided to call former president Richard Nixon to the witness stand in the forthcoming Watergate cover-up trial because he feels Nixon betrayed him. N'ewsweek quotes sources close to the former White House domestic affairs ad- viser as sayirig that he made his decision to bring his former boss into court as a defence witness after reading the transcript of the June 23, 1972. White House tapes. These were the tapes which showed the former president knew about the Watergate cover-up months earlier than he had claimed. Right man, wrong wife CHICAGO (AP) When President Gerald Ford arriv- ed today by plane at the military section of O'Hare International Airport, the loudspeaker voice boomed: "Ladies and gentlemen, the president and Mrs. Nixon. ;