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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 'SUNNY FORECAST HIGH SATURDAY 85-90 The lethbridge VOL. LXIII No. 211 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 1970 L'lllCE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES Agnew i ixon Foes SPIKO AGNEW By RAY DICK WASHINGTON (CF) When the pressure is on President Nixon, Vice-President Spiro Agnew arrives in the breach to rout the enemy. This week the vice-presidential lance was aimed at a Senate amendment to the military procurement bill and Agnew at his sharp-tongucd best, attacked it as a "blueprint for the first defeat hi the history of the U.S." He was referring to the proposal by Democrat George McGovem of South Dakota and Republican Mark Hatfield of Oregon to end the Vietnam war by aji imposed schedule of troop withdrawals and elimina- tion of more funds. As in such past cases as school integration, campus unrest, and the attacks against the press, Agnew has said what Nixon may have wanted to say but could not because of his position as president. Although Nixon in previous press conferences and television speeches has said a U.S. withdrawal on a forced schedule would be a defeat for the U.S., Agnew went further, attacking also the wisdom of the senators who supported it. If adopted, Agnew told the veteran's group he was addressing, the amendment will be remembered for having "lost the and also for having "destroyed the chances for freedom and peace in Southeast Asia for the balance of the century." If the amendment is overwhelmingly defeated, he said, "then this nation will not go down in humiliating defeat on the battlefield of Southeast Asia I promise you that." That is strong talk, even for the vice-president, and could well have an effect when the Senate votes on the amendment, whose supporters even now are preparing a revised version. The speech was, of course, unqualified support for Nixon's plan to end the war through the Paris peace talks or, if necessary, by training the South Vietna- mese so they could win the war without U.S: help. Dire Warning Agnew said enactment of the amendment would mean collapse of the Saigon government and loss of Southeast Asia. And he predicted dire consequences abroad in Germany, Japan and India where the reaction would be that the U.S. couldn't be counted on the crunch. And, he added: "What will be the reaction then when the Ameri- can people wake up to learn that the thousands oE lives and billions in taxes over a decade have been spent only to find national humiliation and disaster at the end of the road." The irony of it all says the Washintgon Post, is Uiat it is an even bet that Nixon "may finally come to accept conditions in Vietnam that correspond to some of the vice-president's own darkest forebodings that fit his definition of humiliation, defeat, collpase and the rest. Japan Party New Factor In Red Camp By VINCENT BUIST VIENNA (Reuters) The emergence of the Com- munist party: of Japan as one of the biggest non- rultog Communist parties in the world confronts East- ern Europe with a major new factor to the world Communist movement. East European countries such' as Romania and Yugoslavia seeking some counters to Soviet pressure tend to look toward China. But Peking's militant id- eology is not an ideal alternative for East European Communist parties hoping for increased stability. The "Communism with a human face" program now adopted by the Japanese Communist party to the long run will probably be more acceptable to the neutralist wing in Communist Eastern Europe. Japan's Communist party advocates 'freedom of speech, assembly and religion. It has condemned both Moscow and Peking for interfering to the affairs of other Communist parties and for their big-power poli- cies. It defends national interests and would appear to come closer, for example, to the Romanian wish for sovereignty, independence and non-interference to its relations with other states and parties. Behind the Japanese Communist party and its growing electoral success looms also the economic po- tential of Japan. Expert speculation has projected Ja- pan's economic buoyancy into a time toward the end of this century when it may become the world's sec- ond-biggest industrial power after the United States, and far ahead of China. If the Japanese Communists continue to win sympathizers, observers in Eastern Europe believe that the Japanese party will emerge later in this dec- ade as a challenge to both the Soviet and Chinese movements. In any case the Japanese party is already a con- siderable force in the divided world movement. It has achieved a new position of strength during the last few years. Since 1966, party membership has risen by 000 to well over This compares with in the Italian Communist party and an estimated (00 to in the French Communist party. Egypt Says No JL To Ceasefire Check Plan S u d b u ry f' W 3jer-Cliff From AP-REUTERS Egypt rejected today Amer can surveillance of the Midd East ceasefire by satellite an U-2 spy plane, calling the plan "pretext for espionage." Polit cal circles in Israel said th showed Cairo had "something t hide." Such reconnaissance, "even undertaken over Israeli-hel territories, could provide Isra( with additional advantages i the present delicate circurr stanc said Cairo's semi-off rial newspaper Al Ahram. The Egyptian. statement cam as a surprise. When the Unite States announced earlier to th week that it was undertakin reconnaissance and had in formed Egypt, it was general! understood that it was bein done with Cairo's consent. Al Ahram said Egypt's stan had been known all along. I added that the United State "must adopt a neutral stand re garding this "issue" if it is in terested in seeing peace to th Middle East. Al Ahram said Egypt also hac turned down an A m e r i c a i suggestion for Soviet high-leve reconnaissance. But both th U.S. suggestion and the Egypt ian rejection were formalitie because the Soviet Union al ready has large numbers of personnel on duty with Egypt's air and missile forces, and needs no high-flying planes Jj or spaceships to keep it abreast of developments. 1 In Israel, opposition parties demand that the Israeli parlia-s ment be recalled from its sum-0 mer vacation for an urgent debate on Israeli-American rela-f tions, and the state radio said d the legislators probably would 1 return to Jerusalem Monday, n The Arab parties to the fire, King Hussein of Jordan and President Nasser of Egypt, were meeting in Cairo to dis-e cuss strategy at the coming in-d direct peace talks which UN e envoy Gunnar Jarring will hold. g The two Arab leaders also were expected to reach some agree-y ment on ways to deal with the y Palestinian guerrillas who are trying to sabotage Hussein's j peace OF STORM Sudbury and surrounding areas hit badly by a devastating stcrm Thursday. Damage has been estimated at million and at least four persons have lost their lives. O 11 1 -oix bailors Killed In Sub Collision TOULON, France (Reuters) details. Unconfirmed report Naval officials began an offi- said there was an explosioi cial inquiry today into the colli- aboard one of the submarine sion between a French and a before the collision. South African submarine that A French Navy spokesmai killed six French sailors and to- said attempts would be mad jured four others. today to refloat the Galatee The collision Thursday night Tugs and a salvage ship alreadj about a mile from shore during were at the site. 1973 Summer a i Games Site i Selected i OTTAWA (CP) Health Minister John Munro announced today that New Westminster, and Burnaby, B.C., will be the site of the 1973 Canada Summer Games. The B.C. centres were chosen from 24 bids received for the games. The federal government provides multi-million dollar grants for sports facilities to cities where the games are held. The first summer games were held to Halifax and Dartmouth to a 40-foot-long hole in the -j side of the French submarine 1 fn Galatee, which was later JL V jji beached. i The South African submarine Maria van Riebeeck, sold to B "j IgQ South Africa by France July 24 amid international protests, returned to port under its own xl power with no injuries reported, The 850-ton Maria van Hie- beeck, South Africa's. first sub- TQKYO (Reuters) _ Typhoon Tgth rT cut a destructive path when it collided with the Gala- h m j w tee, wtach was heading out to Roads< wd sea least 16 deaths. A defence ministry spokes- Police reported seven persons man said both vessels were on 268 the surface, but gave no other ta IanfglMes set by- Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN 0UTDOOR VOLLEYBALL players Bob Mulch and Slilton Strong suggesting that since they were both on the same team, making it "Mutch it couldn't be beaten Don Porter's Chihuahua pulling a "David and Goliath" as he put on another family pet, a Dober-man Ptoscher Bob Simpson being kidded about a naughty deed and dismissing worry about retribution by saying: "No one would believe it of g ram. Air, rail and ferry services iCLtff were paralysed and more than PdMtaJMTS SOO domestic flights cancelled. ___ _ DOROTHY DESTRUCTIVE JMMR MIAMI (AP) Floods in the 'Ti KTSJkxS mountains of Martinique 1 i drowned IS persons and injured 1 many others" during the passage I of Tropical storm Dorothy 1 across the Franch the icfl w United States hurricane centre Ijl' B reported today. rar A deluge of 12.32 inches in i ntoe hours hit the capital of .M Fort de France, causing erable local flooding. Winds reaching a top speed of