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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, August 26, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 Russians backing away from Romania showdown over China visit BUCHAREST (Al1) Clear indications have developed lliat Die toiet Union has abandoned plans for major military ma- noeuvres Lhis month close to Romania's horde is. Western sources reported Wednesday. The manoeuvres, or at least their threat, would have served as a warning lo indcpendenl- niinclcd Homania, wliich re- mains friendly to China despite the Peking-Moscow feud. liomania's policy is that the Balkans should be free ot mili- laiy exercises. A Romanian law passed alter the Soviet-led inva- sion of Czechoslovakia in IMS forbids the transit of foreign troops through Romania. The question of transit might have come up because Romania lies between Bulgaria and the Soviet Union. The Communist party newspaper Seinlcia gave a prominent place on the top o[ its front page to a brief report on a visit paid by Soviet Deputy Premier Mihail A. Lesechko to the mountain retreat of Presi- dent Nicolae Caeusescu at Pre- deal in the Transylvanian Alps. WARM, COMRADELY The visit was described as "warm and comradely" by the official Romanian news agency Agerpies. This was nil improvement over the tone of the meeting last week between Ceaiiscscn and the Soviet ambassador when their talks were described only as word employed where there is sub- stantial difference of opinion. At the same lime Scinleia left for page five a report on the visit of a Chinese military dele- gation headed by Gen. Li Te- cheng, chief of the party appa- ratus within Ibc Chinese Army. There seemed to be no effort to place stress on the visit. The Romanians appear lo be making an effort, without mov- ing away from their independ- ent foreign policy, lo defuse. what has had the appearance ol increasingly tense relations with the Soviet Union. i Defence policy WASHINGTON fAI'i The U.S. .state dcparlmcnt had some praise Wednesday for Canada's newly-outlined defence policy ivliiJe avoiding direct comment on Ottawa's decision lo scrap controversial Bomnre anti air- craft missiles. Press officer Hubert ,1. Mc- Closkcy said the Canadian white paper on defence, issued Tues- day, shows lhal "Canada seeks to keep its lorces at their present high level of I raining and preparedness." "Of particular imporlance from the U.S. point ot view is Ihe high prioriu the paper as- signs lo the defence ot North American co-operation with U.S. forces and the maintenance of Canada's NATO force com- lie said. As for Canada's plan to shut down its Iwo Bomarc missile bases in Eastern Canada, the state dcpailmcnf spokesman said only that Washington knew Ottawa had been considering doing this and "Ibis is a deci- sion for Canada to take." He said the Bomarc bases might not be dismantled for an- ollier year. Defence Secretary llclvin Laird had urged that the Bom- arc installations at North Bay, Onl and La Macaza. Quo., be continued. The Pentagon fell lhal the missiles could help in- tercept Ijombeis Hindi further norlb than could manned air- craft The Canadian view is that the subsonic, nuclear-lipped mis- siles set up in 1963 arc obsolete. Famous line coiiIroI ulianges hands LONDON (API Control ol the ailing Cnnard Line has been won in a takeover bid by a gianl London real eslale company. Trafalgar House Investments said today it controls 75 per cent of Cunard's shares and Ihe c o m p a n y 's chairman, Nigel Broackes. said he is "absolnlelv confident'' bis [inn full ownership of Hit- lamous line. Cnnard was formed in by l' a n a d i a n merchant Samuel Cunard and (he line opened a regular service between Liver- pool and will] Ihe Britan- nia, a wooden paddlcwheel steamer'. company Rot ils repnla- lion for fast luxury transatlantic crossings in Ihe 1930s with Ibc Qur-en Mary and Ihe Queen filrtfhcdi, Imlli of which have now been sold and are out of service. American Motors puts an end to the waiting game. "We know many consumers today are uncertain about new car prices and are deferring their purchases. To resolve their uncertainty and solve their problem, we are taking the dramatic step as announced in this letter which we have sent to all of our dealers." W. S. President, American Motors (Canada) Limited. Rebates: New 1971 New 1971 Newl971 Matador.____175. New 1971 Javelin______185. New 1971 American Motors (Canada) Limited will refund to each buyer directly on receipt of the Rebate Advice and Retail Delivery Report Card from the dealer. AMERICAN MOTORS Matador Javelin Ambassador American Motors Fl Take advantage of this unprecedented dollar saving opportunity. See your American Motors dealer immediately. UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. 302 3rd Avenue South Gen. Office 328-8332 Service 327-2750 CARDSTON CcirrUlon Form Snrviefl ;