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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, February 24, 1973 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD % Biggest single arms deal ever by Pentagon Iran to purchase $2 billion in military equipment from U.S. By JOHN W. FINNEY New York Times Service WASHINGTON - Iran has contracted in recent months to buy more than $2-billion worth of military equipment from the United States in what defense officials describe as the. biggest' single arms deal ever arrang- ed by the Pentagon. In confirming the deliberately unpublicized arms deal, defense officials said Iran would purchase such equipment as helicopter gunships, F-5E supersonic interceptors, F-4 fighter bombers and C-130 cargo planes. Senate sources who have been briefed on the arms deal saiid they understood that Iran also -would purchase such sophisticated- ' weapons as laser bombs, the guided bombs used with devastating p r e c ision against North Vietnamese targets in the final stages of the Vietnam war. It was also understood by senate sources that, at the Shah's request, the United States would station 300 military personnel, an unusually large detachment, in Iran to train the Iranian forces in the use of the new weapons. Neither of these details, re- ported by senate sources, were confirmed by defense or state department officials, who were reluctant to talk about the specifics of the Shah's reported sensitivity to publicity about the transaction. The policy justification offer- Royal history expert raises possibility Federal Europe crown for Queen envisaged By CAROL KENNEDY LONDON (CP) - An expert on royal history raises the possibility that one day the Queen might be head of a federal Europe while Prince Charles takes over the British throne. Hugh Montgomery Massing-berd, youthful, editorial director of Burke's Peerage Ltd., which publishes a string of genealogical reference books, dis- INSURANCE  LIABILITY  BONDS  AUTO  FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES ITO. ESTABLISHED 1911 lower Floor 517 4th Ave. Phone 327-1541 S. misses the sometimes aired theory that the Queen may abid-cate simply to let Charles take the reins before he reaches middle age. "But I can envisage her abdicating to become head of a federal Europe, while Prince Charles becomes King of England," he said in an interview in his functional office, its shelves lined with fat red voir umes of Burke's genealogies going back to 1845. Montgomery Massingb e r d, tall, fresh complexioned, 26 year-old of Ulster descent whose ancestors ironically include a fervent anti-royalist knighted by Oliver Cromwell, touches on the sovereignty issue in the preface to the new Burke's Guide to the Royal Family, published to mark the 21st anniversary of the Queen's accession in 1955. An informative compendium of pedigrees, current royal bi- WEIGHT WATCHERS IF YOU WANT TO LOSE 10, 20, 50 EVEN 100 IBS. OR MORE, AND KEEP IT OFF, WITH NO EXERCISING, DIET PILLS, OR FAD DIETS . .. WEIGHT WATCHERS CAN SHOW YOU HOW NOW ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS AT ALL LOCATIONS LETHBRIDGE ST. AUGUSTINE'S ANGLICAN CHURCH TUESDAY, 1.00 P.M. AND 7:30 P.M. CARDSTON UNITED CHURCH WEDNESDAYS, 7:30 P.M. TABER CIVIC CENTRE THURSDAYS, 7:30 P.M. Enrollment Fee $7.00 - Weekly Fee $3.00 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL ZENITH 0-6124 (Toll Free) WEIGHTrWATCHERS. ographies and views of the monarchy by leading historians, it is the first of a new series of Burke's genealogical guides to different sections of the aristocracy planned to replace the piresent bulging volume covering royalty, peers, knights and baronets. NOBILITY EXPLODES The old style publication was becoming unwieldy, its editor explains, because of a "nobility explosiin" caused by the large number of life peerages bestowed in the last 10 years. In the preface to the royalty guide, Montgomery Massing-herd says cautiously: "If and when the dream of a federal Europe comes true, presumably a head will be needed and the possibility of the British sovereign occupying the post should not be precluded." Noting that the British royal family is closely linked by a web of. relationships to its European counterparts, he says the long term effects of such a move should be "most beneficial" for monarchy in general. In conversation, Burke's editor points out that monarchies now outnumber republics in the new European Community by five to four. While it would be "invidious to draw comparisons," he says, Britain's monarchy is by far the oldest, going back at least 1,150 years. Britain's traditional detachment and physical isolation from mainland Europe also may help give her monarchy a special sense of perspective, he suggests. Elsewhere in the glossy guide, selling at $24, historian Elizabeth Longford says with Prince Philip's gifts "it is a loss to the man and the nation" for him not to speak in the House of Lords. Although as a Royal Duke he has a constitutional right to do so-and Philip has taken his seat in the Lords-the prince consort's role has remained out- SAND ^  GRAVEL f k ASPHALT ^ t TOLLESTRUP A r. SAND AND GRAVEL ^ ^ Construction Co. Ltd. A PHONE ^^M8-WjD2^M7.3610^jj side the parliamentary sphere since Prince Albert incurred fierce criticism simply for listening to a controversial debate in 1846. PEDIGREES LIMITED .. As well as its new-look aristocratic pedigrees, Burke's is bringing out an updated edition of Burke's Landed Gentry, an unofficial social register of Britain's oldest-established country families, largely compiled by enthusiastic amateur genealogists in- the families concerned, Montgomery-Massingberd, his one assistant and a team of freelance genealogists check the authenticity of family trees which some enthusiasts have spent 20 years or more building up. Earlier than the 16th century, it's a job for the specialists of the College of Arms, and only three or four English families have a copper-bottomed claim to a pedigree going back before the Normiam Conquest of 1066. Montgomery - Massingberd, who took over as editorial director last year, sees genealogy as "an essential tool" for historians. A self-trained historian himself-he gave up a place at Cambridge University to work for Burke's six years ago-he says "the idea of Burke's as a snobs' bible is utter rubbish." REFLECTS HISTORY .. History is people, he points out, and you might say the whole history of the British Isles is contained in those shabby red-backed volumes in the Waterloo Road office. The Burke's establishment-founded by Sir Bernard Burks in 1826 and controlled since the 1930s by Mercury Publications Ltd. - receives many letters from Canadian and American ancestor-hunters. All are referred to the Association of Jesuit turned out ROME (AP) - A controversial Spanish priest, who recently published a book in which he opposed priestly celibacy and questioned the pope's authority, has been told to leave the Jesuit order for two years. The priest, Rev. Jose M. Diez Alegria, 61, may continue as a priest outside the Jesuit order if he finds a bishop who will accept him in his diocese, the Jesuit information office said. ON WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28th, PLAY KGINOVISION IN YOUR OWN HOME Sponsored by KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS LETHBRIDGE COUNCIL NO. 1490 The Rules of Kcinovision: 1. Only those cards which have been validated are eligible. See the instructions above 2. You must validate all six, cards to qualify for one of the ten early draw prizes of$100 each 3. Each game requires a complete blackout. Every number on your card must be covered 4. A winner will be the person obtaining a blackout in the least amount of numbers called 5. Confirmed winners will be required to present their Winning card to the Committee 6. If there is more than one winner in any one game, tie breaker games will be played. The winner will receive $2000 and the remaining $1000 will be divided equally among the consolation winners All decisions of the committee will bo final Here's how to make your cards eligible Send one dollar for each card you with to use (or $5.00 for all 6). Be sure to Include the top number and free space number. Additional cards available en request ' Cards must be postmarked no later than 4 p.m., Feb. 28th WED., FEB. 28th - 9.30 p.m. CJOC-TV CHANNEL 7 EARLY BIRD DRAWS FOR $100 EACH WILL BE HELD 2 A DAY from FEB. 19-23 (inclusive) CARDS WILL BE DELIVERED FEB. 14th. WATCH FOR THEM Enjoy Kcinovision and join with us in assisting the many worthwhile endeavors in our communities Genealogists at Meopham, Kent, the professional register of British genealogists. Burke's are spreading their net to catch a shower of U.S. dollars with a forthcoming book on American Presidential families. Also in the works is a guide to English country houses, ranging the firm's scope far beyond the publishers of that other bluebloods' bible, Debrett's-a yearly directory of titled families and recipients of high honors. The two are not rivals, says Burke's editor. "Debrett's is good on the living, but we are more comprehensive, with more history." ed by� state and defense offi cials was that the large-scale transfer of arms over the next several years would help reinforce what they described as "a point of stability" in the Persian Gulf area. "We are trying to help a stable and progressive regime that is playing a constructive role in the area," explained one state department official who is involved In the negotiations. At the same time, both defense and state department officials emphasize that aside from such political-military considerations, the deal was entered into because it would be highly profitable to the United States in helping U.S. arms manufacturers caught in a post-Vietnam slump in orders'and in helping to redress the U.S. balance of payments deficit. FIVE-YEAR PROGRAM As described by state department officials, the arms purchases are part of a five-year modernization program that the Shah adopted for his armed forces two years ago. With the withdrawal of British Forc-se from the Persian Gulf in 1971, leaving what the Shah viewed as a potential power vacuum in the area, according to state deparmtent officials, WANTED SCRAP IRON NOW PAYING MORE FOR ALL TYPES OF SCRAP METAL Farm Machinery-Tractors-Trucks Industrial Scrap-Machinery-Demolition Anything Made of Iron! COPPER - BRASS - RADIATORS - BATTERIES - CAST IRON etc.- Truck Loads - Carloads Truck Scales - Magnet Crane Service National Salvage Company LIMITED NEW LOCATION 206 33rd Street North Phone 328-1731 "Scrap is Our Business" Iran decided to accelerate and compress the modernization program, leading to the large orders placed with U.S. arms manufacturers in recent months. For more than two decades, the United States, along with Great Britain, have been the traditional arms suppliers to Iran, with the Shah on occasion threatening to turn to the Soviet Union for arms if he could not obtain them from western sources. The arms to be purchased were determined largely by the Shah, who over the years has favored the most sophisticated weapons produced by the United States and who, with his oil revenues, has the money to purchase them. For example, in addition to the F-4's, which he has been purchasing for the past decade, the Shah reported- ly expressed an Interest In obtaining the F-15, a new air force interceptor that has not yet gone into production. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT Dealership Is available In Lethbridge area representing leading manufacturers. Factory training provided. A mechanically inclined man wishing to build his own business Is what we are looking for. Please Write or Phone HERBRAND TOOLS OF CANADA 10812 7th St. S.W. 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