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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD 1973 I 1 I Battle plan knowledge was ignored Washington Star-News WASHINGTON United States intelligence last April obtained the complete Egyptian battle plan for the recent Middle East but concluded that a tor carrying it out did not according to in- formed sources U.S intelligence also obtained the Syrian plan of at- say the but not until September several weeks before the Oct 6 war Because the U S government relied heavily on U S military and they relied in turn on skeptical Israeli acknowledge the neither the Kgvptian nor Syrian battle plans were taken seriously The state department has said that Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger received a report from intelligence sources gave us the first indication that the Arab build-up was more than merely the night of Oct 5 The Egyptian according to sources who have studied it had three stages First to cross the Suez Canal in force in the central and southern sectors and smash the Israeli Bar Lev Line on the eatern bank Second to regroup forces and smash through the Mitla and Giddi Passes and another pass at Pasa leddmg to the large Israeli base at Bir Gafgaga guarding the interior Sinai Third to take the whole Sinai cut off Sharm El Sheik on the Gulf of and to stop at the borders existing before the June 1967 war According to these sources the plan did not call for pushing an attack into the heartland of Israel As it turned out. after the Oct 6 only the first stage of the plan succeeded U S intelligence has concluded that the Bar Lev fortifications fell so quick- Iv to Egyptian tank and that Egyptian high command was not ready to move quickly enough against the passes to prevent Israeli defenses from 8 holding A key element in this initial Egyptian success was the Soviet anti-tank operated by two- men infantry which destroyed about 200 Israeli tanks Evidence says U S that it took Rus- Man prodding to get the Egyptian forces to niove against all three of the passes on Oct 14 eight days 8 after the war began By that Israeli reserves were in place and the Egyptian attack was repulsed The Syrian plan called for swift tank attacks up the mam road from Damascus and along the secondary road through the Rafid Salient to recapture the Golan ig Heights from Israel According to defense department this Syrian push involving between 800 and 000 tanks failed because it rushed too far ahead of Syrian infantry and fell prey to Israeli air power According to other only a small number of analysts in the U S intelligence community had been cautioning the Nixon administration since May to take fS seriously the Egyptian battle plan This minority was hampered by not having an advance date for the at- S tack as well as by the established in both the S U S and Israeli governments that the Arabs must be bluffing because of inferior military capabilities Alberta aiming to defeat federal oil export tax Atmosphere different than other large cities Community spirit makes Tokyo's streets so safe EDMONTON The Alberta government has introduced a barrage of changes to its mineral all designed to give the province more control of the marketing of its oil and gas resources. Amendments to Alberta's mineral legislation ac- companying bills now being considered at an energy ses- sion of the legislature are designed to short-circuit the federal export which was increased to a barrel Jan. giving Alberta the authority to increase the price of crude sold in export markets to international price levels. The government proposes to carry this out by establishing a petroleum marketing com- mission and requiring in- dustry to sell oil produced from Crown which amounts to 90 per cent of the province's oil through the commission. The proposed legislation also would give Alberta the option of accepting royalty payments in oil rather than in cash. Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed says the marketing commission would allow Alberta to receive the full price for its petroleum sold to export markets It also could be used to protect Canadian consumers from rapid increases in oil prices by setting prices for oil in Canada below international prices. To offset to producers because of sudden international jumps in oil the legislation would void previous royalty ceilings so the province could take an increasing share of rising prices. At the same the government is working to im- prove Alberta's drilling incen- tive based on a royal- ty deduction for exploration work in the says a spokesman for the provincial minerals department. EXPANDS PLAN The royalty legislation ex- pands a provincial govern- ment oil revenue plan which became effective Jan when the oil industry was in- vited to sign new royalty which averaged 21 per with the Alberta government. Companies that sought protection of a 16 2-3-per-cent ceiling written into old leases were subjected to a new tax based on the assessed value of oil reserves still in the ground The mineral tax also was applied to leases where the government did not own the oil rights These freehold which resulted from land grants to companies and individuals before Alberta became a provide about 10 per cent of Alberta's oil One proposed amendment to existing legislation would dis- regard the old maximum royalty of of the production obtained from the and allow the government to fix a rate of royalty greater than the max- imum provided for by any such provision Mines Minister Bill Dickie said 20 of the 30 largest royal- ty producers had agreed voluntarily to disregard the old ceiling and he did not ex- pect the new legislation to have a great effect on the in- dustry. This provision also extended to natural which was not covered under the legislation Premier Peter Lougheed has said gas royalties would be but the provincial government has twice postponed targets for introducing new royalty rates. If this and accompanying legislation the tax on oil reserves in the ground will be applied only to production from freehold leases. BILLS CLARIFY Mr. Dickie said the legisla- tion clarifies old legislation which gives Alberta the option of taking its royalty as a share of the actual oil and gas production. including the government of are starting to take their royalty as a share in the actual oil said a spokesman for the minerals department. With the new legislation Alberta could opt to take almost barrels a at current royalty of Alberta's total production of about 1.7 million barrels a day. This would form the basis for the proposed Alberta petroleum marketing com- mission By ELIZABETH POND Christian Science Monitor in a series of TOKYO This is a safe as any newcomer quickly learns to his delight Couples can be out on the streets at night without maintaining a constant vigil against muggers Single girls can go home alone at midnight without risking a knifing The whole atmosphere is com- pletely different New and what crime there is is declining Why' A recent government white The light is on. Our master distillers think it's one of the smoothest whiskies ever blended in Canada. When you taste we think you'll agree. Wiserk Northern Ligfe paper attributes Japan's uni- que success to the efficiency of the Japanese police and to strict controls on weapons and drugs Japan is well known for ruthless enforcement of an- tidrug laws and for equally relentless bans on guns and swords. This means that there are very few addicts desperate to steal the money for a fix and that what crime there is is conducted with a controlled karate chop rather than the lethal blast of a night handgun Police officials asked to ex- plain Japan's law- enforcement success added another full employment. Japan's labor shortage means that everybody who wants to work can work at wages that have been rising at close to 20 per cent per year There is little theft out of raw need for money But all of these explanations are still secondary. Japan's ability to control drugs and weapons so strictly and even full employment derive from Japan's social habits. Japanese citizens are a homogeneous race They are used to obeying and they respect policeman Family honor despite the country's headlong ur- baniz'atipn and in- dustrialization The strongest sanction against crime is the dishonor it lays on the whole family A veteran police reporter explained the situation by go- ing back a to the overthrow of the Tokugawa by the Meiji Restoration Two samurai clans were the mainstay of the national government and a lot of samurai from other clans found themselves without jobs A police force was then be- ing established on European with numerous local and a lot of the jobless samurai became police in their own neighborhoods In a sense community know-your-policeman and public- relations drives are all ar- tificial attempts to generate the community spirit that the Japanese already have It isn't so long ago that policemen in Tokyo used to know every one in their dis- trict personally and for take drunks to their CYCLIST GETS CANING South Africa A 17-year- old student was sentenced Monday to six strokes with a light cane for riding a bicycle while under influence of alcohol. 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