Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
20 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD Monday, Ftbrwry 3, Anglican, United Church talks on union to resume Gromyko calls for return of Mid-East peace talks TORONTO (CP) Anglicans and United Churchmen meet again this week in still another attempt to reconcile differences on doctrine and practice that for 32 years have blocked for- mation of one huge Protestant church for Canada. Also participating, though somewhat impatiently on the sidelines, is a small denomination with a few lingering doubts but willing to accept almost anything the two giants can agree upon that would bring about a new manifestation of the Christian church. Out of the week-long, high- level discussions almost cer- tainly will come a recommendation that will push farther into the at least two organic union of three churches embracing, if there is no breakaway, about 3.7 million members. Meeting, first in separate sessions and then in a joint session Thursday are the national executives of the Anglican Church of Canada, the United Church of Canada and the Christian Church (Disciples of To be discussed are propos- ed revisions to the plan of un- ion accepted in November, 1972, by all three churches as a basis for study. If all hurdles, including national referenda of memberships, were surmounted, this would set up the Church of Christ in Canada, taking in an es- timated 1.5 million Anglicans, 2.2 million United Churchmen and Disciples. Many Anglicans and some United Churchmen have reservations about the plan; reservations so strong that a new timetable for acceptance or rejection has been drawn up by the committee on union and joint mission on which all three churches are represented. The committee's recommendation, Executive Secretary Rev. Robert Craig said in an interview Sunday, "is to push the timetable forward two years to revise the plan of union, study it for 18 months to deal with it in 1979 and to ask the churches to re-commit themselves to the ongoing negotiations." Those negotiations opened in 1943 at the instigation of the Anglican Church which later had second thoughts, said Dr. Craig, although "the talks have never gone backward; they slowed down from time to time." Out of the discussions came CAREERS SALESPERSON For Lethbridge and surrounding area. Large National Corporation seeks an aggressive individual. This company has goals and needs for felxifale hard workers. Benefits, company car. Health, dental and pension plan plus all other company fringe benefits. Send resume to: Box 132 The Lethbridge Herald FULLY EXPERIENCED Automotive Partsperson for Sales and Stock Control Salary commensurate with experience. Apply in person at HAGEN ELECTRIC LETH. LTD. 1202-Jnd Avenue South RADIO NEWS REPORTER REQUIRED BY "ADO 790 clew An Edmonton market radio.station re- quires a news reporter. Duties will in- clude writing and broadcasting news and sports information. Applicants should have several years of news broadcasting experience. An interest in sports is desir- able. Salary negotiable. Tape with writing samples should be sent to: Michael Goetze News Director CFCW Radio 4872 50 Street CAMROSE, Alberta T4V 1P8 CANADIAN UTILITIES J LIMITEO FINANCIAL PROGRAMMER Our expanding utility group has an im- mediate need .for a qualified Financial Pro- grammer. Responsibilities include the program- ming, maintenance and documentation of es- tablished financial planning models, as well as analyzing- alternate computer systems and assisting in the preparation of Strategic and Operating Plans. All financial models are pro- cessed on a time sharing system with in-house communications equipment. Candidates will be graduates from a com- munity college or technical institute business administration program, majoring in account- ing and computer programming. Preference will be given to applicants with a working knowledge of the Fortran and Basic languages. This is a challenging position offering good working conditions, salary and opportun- ity for career deverlopment. Reply in confidence stating particulars to: Employment Officer Canadian Utilities Limited 10040-104 Street EDMONTON, Alberta T5J 2V6 in 1965 the principles of union in which it was said by the Anglican and United churches that they had achieved un- animous agreement in all the essentials of Christian faith. The general commission on church union, formed in 1967, took five years to produce plan of union Draft I which was succeeded by plan of un- ion in 1972. This was a propos- ed statement of faith, an out- line of liturgical principles, a statement on government of the proposed new church and the polity of the church and the ministry. The Christian Church, which joined the talks in 1969, and the United Church accepted the idea of an episcopate with the national church to be headed by a president and two vice-presi- dents. Basic in the plan, said Dr. Craig, is that each congrega- tion will be permitted to "do its own thing" until, in time, all differences would be swept away. The United Church, formed in 1925 of a union" of the Methodist Church, most of the Congregational Church and part of the Presbyterian Church, is accustomed to un- ion and views itself as a united and a uniting church. It is governed by a general council. A congregational denomina- tion, the Christian Church had its beginnings in Kentucky in the early 1800s! The Canadian church seeks full organic un- ion and, said Dr. Craig, if talks between the two major churches collapse, probably would not seek a simple merger with the United Church. Its Canadian head is Rev. Robert K. Leland of Guelph, Ont. Many United Churchmen don't like the idea, among other points of disagreement with Anglicans, of having bishops. Vocal is Rev. William Morris of Centennial United Church, Toronto, who has said he will start his own church if union goes through. As one of two executive commissioners on the general commission on church un- other was Canon Ralph Latimer of Toronto, now retired, for the Craig has worked for union since 1968. But he is sympathetic with Anglicans who oppose union. "To many he said, "union threatens them in the disappearance of their be- loved church which has been tied up not only spiritually with their whole life, but socially.and from a govern- ment standpoint, politically, with the Church of England as the established church and the Crown and so forth." "We have to be sympathetic to this. It is a particular threat that isn't applicable to the other two churches." Oil tariff before Congress WASHINGTON (AP) -The Ford administration's increase in oil import tariffs will be tested in Congress this week. House of Representatives Democrats also are expected to clear the way for creation of a select House committee to investigate alleged im- proper Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Federal Board of Investigation (FBI) surveillance. The Senate already has created such a committee. And members of Congress are expected to devote some study to President Ford's billion budget, proposed today, for the next fiscal year. The House is to vote Wednesday or Thursday on blocking Ford's oil import tariff increase for 90 days. The White House has in- dicated Ford would veto the bill suspending his action to cut down U.S. oil consumption by forcing a price increase. Chairman Al Ullman (Dem. Ore.) of the ways and means commitee has said Congress might not muster the two- thirds vote needed to override a veto. The House move In block Ford's increase of oil import tariffs for 90 days is designed to give Congress time to come up with its own energy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Soviet Foreign Minister An- drei Gromyko flew into Cairo today on major fence- mending mission and called for the immediate resumption of the Geneva Middle East peace talks. He arrived from Damascus, where he held talks with Syrian President Hafez Assad and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and signed an agree- ment providing Soviet aid to Syrian irrigation and fishery projects. No figures were an- nounced. Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy welcomed Gromyko at Cairo airport. Gromyko reaffirmed that Moscow's view on settling the Middle East was based on complete Israeli withdrawal from occupied Arab lands, achievement of what he called the legitimate rights of the Palestinians, "and finally the immediate resumption of the peace conference in Geneva to discuss matters related to a settlement." The Soviets are anxious to blunt the step-by-step diplo- macy advocated by United States State Secretary Henry Kissinger, who will visit Egypt later this month to con- tinue his peacemaking efforts. At the Geneva peace talks all Israel's Arab adversaries would be represented and the Soviets would play a major role. President Anwar Sadat told Egyptian reporters Sunday he would "listen carefully" to Gromyko. Sadat said if Kissinger, when he visits the Middle East later his month, brings proposals for another Israeli withdrawal in the Sinai desert, "it would be treason" not to accept them even if they do not include Israeli withdrawals on the Syrian and Jordanian fronts. "There is no contradiction between our rejection of separate solutions with Israel and any movement on the Egyptian Sadat said. "Strengthening Egypt's posi- tion enhances other Arab fronts." But the Egyptian leader added he did not expect any- thlng definite from Kissinger's trip. He said Israel must also withdraw on the Syrian and Jordanian fronts to "defuse the ex- plosive situation." Sadat said Egypt wants "to establish good relations with the Soviet Union and other powers in order to be able to rebuild our country." Moscow-Cairo relations have been cool since the Soviets refused to sell Sadat arms after the 1973 Arab- Israeli war, and Sadat refused to agree to the return of the Soviet military advisers he expelled in 1972. Sadat turned to the French, who agreed last week to sell him Mirage jet fighters and other arms. The prospects for getting the Geneva conference going and Kissinger's coming visit to Cairo, Damascus and Jerusalem were among the matters discussed between Gromyko and the Syrian president Sunday, informed sources in Damascus said. Since Kissinger has been concentrating on Israeli- Egyptian negotiations, Assad presumably also was in favor of going to Geneva. PLO sources in Damascus said Gromyko and Arafat dis- cussed a unified Palestinian- Syrian postion toward Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state on the West Bank of the Jordan and the Gaza Strip If Israel ever gives them up. Elsewhere in the Middle East: Arab Press Service, a weekly newsletter published in Beirut, said agreement on Saudi Arabia's purchase of the 40 per cent of the stock of the Arabian American Oil Com- pany still owned by U.S. oil companies, was ex- pected within a month. Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran told CBS that Iran would not take part in any future oil embargo against the West and neither would Venezuela, Indonesia and Nigeria. "TRY AND STOP US" Coming to 1090 CHEC MOTORS APPLIANCE MOTORS Available Best Prices All Types! Fairfield Appliance Services Ltd. 1244 3rd Ave. Phone 327-6684 Give To THE ABILITY FUND (Formerly the March of Dimes) Ability Fund gifts help to develop and main- tain assessment programs for the disabled so that a realistic goal can be set on an individual basis. A letter was sent to all householders recently. Donations shoud ber sent to the address on this letter. 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