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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 26 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Thursday, February 8, 1973 UN troops ready for violence Cyprus elections set for Feb. 18 The gentl iimber wolves should go a e canine affection displayed by these two at the Alberta Game Farm near Edmonton ong way to destroy a few of the myths togetherness about the big bad wolf havoc. They were photographed on a sunny but chilly afternoon napping and sharing each other's warmth. By KEVIN DOYLE Canadian Press Staff Writer . Just after daybreak on March 14, 1964, an advance guard of 2,000 khaki-clad Canadian soldiers flew over the fog-shrouded Mediterranean to the ancient, rebellious island of Cyprus. The troops were the first co-signment of nearly 7,000 men from six countries making up a United Nations peacekeeping force intended to restore order between warring Greek-and Turkish-Cypriots. Its aims and code of operations were not radically different from those of the International Commission of Control and Supervision now in South Vietnam. fully divided by race, religion fully divided by race, religion and language. A lasting peace seems almost as elusive as on that misty morning nearly nine years ago. Roughly 3,000 UN personnel, including 575 Canadians, remain in position. Now, however, to the monumental task of keeping Greek-and Turkish-Cypriots from open conflict has been added the even more difficult job of trying to prevent a major outbreak of violence within the Greek-Cey-priot community itself. GRIVAS BACK With a presidential election set for Feb. 18, a 75-year-old Greek-Cypriot general with decades of experience as a terrorist leader has announced he will use any means-including violence if necessary-to achieve his aims. Gen. George Grivas, who led Anthropologist first white to meet Amazon warriors BRASILIA (Reuter) - A Brazilian anthropologist has become the first white man to meet the fierce giant warriors of a legendary lost Amazon tribe. In a historical encounter, Claudio Villasboas met the giant Indians of the Krenakores tribe, some over six foot six inches all, at his jungle camp at the Piexoto de Axeredo River in northern Mato Grosso state. The warriors, feared by neighboring tribes for their use of clubs to crush the skulls of enemies in battle, handed over gifts of arrows and' bows and were given steel axes, knives and kettles by Villasboas. News of the meeting reached the Indian Foundation headquarters here Monday. Villasboas and his brother Orlando, Brazil's foremost Indian experts, waited more than a year near the Kena-kore villages to make contact with one of the last, lost Brazilian tribes. By radio, Claudio told what happened Sunday when about 30 warriors walked into the white men's camp. The warriors's heads were shaved and black paint was daubed on their naked bodies. EXCHANGE GIFTS The anthropologist embraced the giant tribesmen one by one. then came to exchange of gifts. After jabbering excitedly in an unknown language, the warriors slipped back into the jungle, but reappeared Monday for a few minutes and exchanged gifts again. Known for decades as the mysterious giants of the Amazon, the Krenakore women, the same size as their men, are also famous for their prowess in battle. One legendary Krenakore woman is credited with smashing the skulls of four enemy warriors before another 15 overpowered and killed her. Until now the Indians have shied away from all outside contact. the island in a sustained, successful revolt against British rule' from 1955 to I960', accused Archbishop Makarios, the president of Cyprus, of abandoning the Greek-Cypriots' long-cherished ideal of union with Greece, or Enosis. He contends that Makarios, recognized leader of Cyprus's 400,000 Greek-Cypriot-majority, has given up the cause of Enosis in order to seek a settlement with the island's 100,000 or so Turkish-Cypriots. In fact, talks have been held between representatives of the two communities lately but with little or no positive result. During the struggles against the British, Makarios stood by Grivas' side, giving his bless-'ng to the terrorism. But after independence and yerrs of bloody fighting against the Turkish-Cypriots, which almost brought war with Turkey in 1967, Grivas was exiled to Athens. Sixteen months ago he returned to Cyprus in secret, aiming to overthrow Makarios. He took to the mountains, recruited a number of youthful dissidents and set up a clandestine training headquarters. In the last month, he has begun sending out small bands of guerrillas for sporadic raids on unsuspecting villages and towns. HAUNTED BY ENOSIS Makarios believes he can count on 95 per cent of the vote should he be opposed when he stands for re-election. At the same time, the worn slogan of Enosis, while an outmoded concept, still arouses strong traditional emotions among the Greek-Cypriots. Makarios believes the impres-s i v e economic prosperity Cyprus has enjoyed under his policy of independence, pursued since the military coup in Athens in 1967, will outweigh the emotional appeal of the doctrine. But Grivas's network spreads throughout the island and his skeleton army has an ample supply of arms, reinforced by several large thefts. If the general should choose to wage an outright war against Makarios, it is unlikely the UN forces would be directly involved at the outset, although they have been busy trying to head off such a development. But many observers believe that extensive rebel action would inspire the Turidsh-Cy-priot minority as well to take up arms against Makarios, throwing the UN back into exactly the same situation it faced in 1964. Whatever the outcome, the tedious, expensive role of the peace-keeping force carries little promise of a successful conclusion in the foreseeable future. Simpsons pi an centre TORONTO (CP) - Simpsons-Sears Ltd. announced Wednesday it has acquired 165 acres of land in the Montreal suburb of St. Laurent for a multi-million-dollar retail development. The shopping centre will include the first Simpsons-Sears department store to be built in the Montreal area. The first stage will be opened in the fall of 1974, consisting of two department stores and 75 other shops in an enclosed mall of 500,000 square feet. Expansion plans call for a third department store and 20 to 25 additional shops. Simpsons-Sears and Cambridge Leaseholds Ltd. of Toronto will develop the project jointly with Cambridge responsible for managing the centre through leasing, construction and continuing operation. A Simpsons-Sears spokesmen indicated the company expects to have two and possibly three department stores in Montreal "in the not too distant future." of Copenhagen r. '.;V %�5JBi:f ; -Jy^' f /AT REGULAR PRICES Carlsberg has longbeen the world's most exported Lager beer. Now Carlsberg, this glorious beer of Copenhagen, is brewed right here in Alberta. And because it's now brewed here, you can enjoy Carlsberg at regular prices. Carlsberg .. . brewed with all the skill and tradition of Denmark to the taste of Canadian beer drinkers. Discover Carlsberg for yourself. Canadian Breweries Alberta Ltd. COPENHAGEN city of beautiful towers 9- , ".I'M ''h- ^/l !\ .�i.i,V~ -I'ttf Vial ;