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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Soviet foreign policy shows some strides By ANDREW WALLER MOSCOW (Reuter) - Soviet foreign policy scored some marked successes in 1970, but some of the biggest will need to be skilfully followed up in the new year. Better relations with both China and West Germany are still somewhat like post-dated cheques which cannot be cashed immediately. Only with the United States have relations seriously deteriorated during the year, to such an Extent that the Kremlin is ready to reduce cultural exchanges with Washington. Though Moscow's professed desire for a peaceful settlement in the Middle East has not been met, Kremlin eaders must feel considerable satisfaction with the way their influence in the region has grown. In Europe the call of Russia and its allies for a security conference looks closer now to fulfilment. With the signature in August of the Moscow-Bonn non-aggression treaty, relations with the traditional bogey of Kremlin policy makers, West Germany, have relaxed to an extent unthinkable only a few years ago. Resident Geores Pompidou of France on his visit to Russia in October renewed his country's commitment to friendly links with Moscow. Although Britain is still condemned for clinging to Washington's apron strings there are signs of better Soviet-British relations. The removal from power of Wladyslaw Gomulka, veteran Polish Communist party leader, may call for some hard thinking in Moscow, but as the main reason for the changes in Poland was internal their long-term effect on links with Russia may not be great. In his television address to the nation the night he took office the new Polish leader, Edward Gierek, reaffirmed Warsaw's loyalty to the alliance with Moscow. Sign new treaties Elsewhere in Eastern Europe the Kremlin has reinforced its position by signing new treaties with Czechoslovakia and Romania. In Asia, Moscow and Peking now are talking to each other in a friendlier manner than at any time for a decade. They have exchanged ambassadors for the first time in four years, signed a new trade agreement, and continued talks on their troublesome 4,000-mile frontier, where they spilled each other's blood in armed clashes in 1969. So far, the Sino-Soviet talks in Peking have yielded apparently nothing on their disputed borders except to keep the temperature down. Elsewhere in Asia, the Kremlin has kept up in muted fashion its suggestion for collective security, a notion which Japanese visitors were told would also include China. Relations .wjth both India and Pakistan are friendly, although. India might be as wary of Soviet-Pakistani relations as Moscow is of Pakistan's friendly ties with Peking. The aftermath of an abortive Communist-led coup in Indonesia five years ago has left a deep scar on Soviet-Indonesian ties, but it is begining to heal. In Indochina, Moscow has shown itself more flexible than in the past by maintaining an embassy in Phnom Penh despite the ousting of Prince Norodom Sihanouk in March. Both the prince and the men who displaced him have their envoys in the Soviet capital. The year has seen a press campaign in Russia against what is described as a growth of militarism in Japan, comparing Japanese "revenge-seekers" with those of West Germany. One reason for this may be that Moscow fears the return to Japanese hands of Okinawa by the United States will need to reinforce demands for the return of islands taken over by Russia after the Second World War. In the Middle East, Soviet rivalry with the United States has been sharp, with Moscow stepping up its influence in the area. Visit lielped The prolonged visit to Moscow last summer of the late President Nasser marked an important stage in moves for a political settlement. Shortly after his visit here the Egyptian leader agreed to a 90-day ceasefire and talks tlu-ough the United Nations with Israel. . In the non-aligned world, Soviet Communists proclaimed the victory of Marxist Salvador AUende in the Chilean presidential elections as a major triumph, and a member of the ruling politbuio paid a visit to black Africa, the first one ever to do so. First Deputy Premier Dmitri Polyansky visited Somalia, an area in which the Kremlin is showing increasing interest, in October. Despite its successes Soviet foreign policy still faces serious problems both in keeping the future peace and in preventing outside influence from disturbing the balance at home. For the treaty with West Germany to come into force Bonn insists on being satisfied on the future of West Berlin. The problem is officially one for the Soviet Union and its big tlirec wartime Allies-the United States, Britain and France-but East Germany is vitally concerned too. While for Moscow U.S. "imperialism" remains the villain of the world, in the Middle East, in Indochina and in its alleged lack of enthusiasm for easing tensions in Europe, there is one sphere where the two powers talk together alone and in secrecy. This is the strategic arms limitation talks, the third round of which ended in Helsinki in mid-Dc-eenilwr. At these talks the. two face each other as the dominant world powers. Neither raises outside issues, however acrimonious their exchanges may become elsewhere. So far the SALT has produced no result, but the mere fact that the negotiations are continuing is a demonstration of both sides' awareness that they cannot afford not to try to agree to curb the arms race and save their resources for more constructive purposes. HIGH FORECAST SUNDAY 10 The LetHbridge Herald "Serving South Alberta and Southeastern B.C.' Price 15 Cents VOL. LXIV - No. 18 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1971 * ? ? ? * FOUR SECTIONS - 62 PAGES Egypt claims Russian aid in U.S., Israel struggle Forty soccer fans die in collapse of barrier PRESIDENT POMPIDOU . . , first since election Plans cabinet changes PARIS (AP) - President Georges Pompidou is expected to announce next week his first cabinet reshuffle since he was elected to succeed the late Charles de Gaulle in June, 1969. The government changes, made necessary by the recent deaths of Cultural Affairs Minister Edmond Michelet and Transport Minister Raymond Mondon, have been delayed by reported differences over the new appointments between Pompidou and Premier Jacques Chaban-Delmas. Several political commentators have reported that Chaban-Delmas was eager to bring former prime minister Edgar Faure, one of France's most experienced politicians, into the government. Faure was education minister under de Gaulle and was dropped from the government following the student riots in 1968. GLASGOW (AP) - Forty persons were reported crushed to death and more than 100 injured today in the collapse of a crowd barrier during a soccer match between Glasgow's traditional soccer rivals, Rangers and Celtic. Glasgow police said they feared the death toll could go higher as many of the injured were in serious condition. A fleet of 14 ambulances rushed victims to Glasgow hospitals. First reports said that three fans had been crushed to death when the barrier, collapsed. Then club officials said the number of dead had reached seven. Glasgow police, bombarded with anxious enquiries from relatives of fans, were unable to fix the exact number of dead and injured. The disaster occurred in the closing seconds of the game which also has religious undertones that often lead to vicious clashes between fans. Celtic is the team favored by Roman Catholics, while Rangers' followers are Protestant. Rescue workers at the field hauled bodies out of the piled up mass of screaming fans and laid them beside one of the goals. Ambulances drove onto the field to load the injured. Police said it was one of the worst disasters in Glasgow's history. US, congress near adjournment Seen and heard About town "lyfOTHER of New Year's baby Mrs. Norman (Shirley) Lnscher switching her New Year's greeting to "It's a boy!", while father began sewing buttons back on bis vest . . . Dennis Pom-men, Gerry McMahon, Lois Legge and Marlene Findlay engaged in heated discussion over one of the "more serious" world problems - their new coffee - break facilities. Edmonton mother baby honors wins By THE CANADIAN PRESS Weighing in at six pounds 15 ounces, Scott Maurice Robert Andre Dolbec is provisional winner of the annual New Year's baby race. The first Canadian of 1971 made his appearance in Edmonton at one second after midnight Friday night. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dolbec beat a Toronto girl by just one second. "I'm just glad he's a real healthy baby and has 10 little fingers and 10 little toes," said Mrs. Dolbec who, like other parents of early arrivals, was to receive a variety of prizes from local businesses. The Toronto arrival is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert DeLuca. The baby was delivered at two seconds past midnight and is the couple's third child. A girl was bom 30 seconds after midnight in Saskatoon. She weighed six pounds, six ounces and is the daughter of Robert and Judy Laurien. The honor of being Quebec's first baby in 1971 is shared by four contenders, three girls and one boy, as all were born at one minute after midnight. Vietnam fighting resumes SAIGON fAP) - North and South Vietnamese fought for 10 hours today inside Vietnam's so-caller] demilitarized zone ns the Viet Cong's 72-hour New Year ceasefire entered its final hours. Early reports said more than a battalion of South Vietnamese troops were involved in the fighting but Associated Press correspondent Holger Jensen reported later from Da Nang that the only casualties reported were five government soldiers wounded when their armored vehicle struck a mine. The youngest member of the Williams family beat' by five seconds the arrival of Manitoba's first New Year baby, a six-pound, 11-ounce boy. He is the first child of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Branson of Winnipeg. In Nova Scotia there was no great hurry to claim the title. An eight-pound, 15-ounce baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dayley of Halifax at 1:27 a.m. WASHINGTON (AP) - The longest-running Congress in 30 years moved toward adjournment today, apparently guaranteeing a lengthy dispute over the supersonic transport plane will be replayed when the new session intervenes. Only two items stood in the way of adjournament. One was funding of the transportation department through March 30-including money for the SST. The other: the adjournment resolution. Both items cleared the House of Representatives Thursday. Senate action on both appar- Bus strike looms in coast cities VANCOUVER (CP) - Transit users in Vancouver and Victoria face a strike by 1,800 bus drivers Monday unless a solution to a wage dispute is found this weekend. Amalgamated Transit Union officials have refused to appear at British Columbia Mediation Commission hearings to seek a settlement of the impass with B.C. Hydro and Power Authority, which operates the transit service. A meeting Thursday got nowhere and drivers went ahead then with a 30-minute mini-strike to emphasize their demands for a 20-per-cent wage increase in a two-year contract. Base rate now is $3.75. entry was assured when Senator William Proxmire (Dem. Wis.), chief opponent of the SST, agreed to allow the government to subsidize the plane for another three months. Without that agreement, there was little chance the Senate would approve the interim money measure for the transportation department before the 91st Congress is required to call it quits by noon Sunday. But Proxmire, by agreeing to drop his filibuster against the SST, won an agreement for a separate vote on the aircraft in March. The $290 million requested for development of the 1,800-miIe-an-hour plane is included in the $2,600 million transportation money bill. The Senate voted earlier to eliminate the SST appropriation, the House voted to keep it, and a conference committee settled on $210 million. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Egypt says it has been offered unlimited military and political support by the Soviet Union in a joint struggle to isolate the United States and Israel. The claim was in a report by Vice-President All Sabry that dealt with the talks the Russians and Egyptians held Dec. 20-27 in Moscow. Quotes from the report were published today in the semi-official Cairo newspaper Al Ahram. Al Ahram said the Kremlin expressed "full understanding" of Egypt's military needs and said it would help Cairo con-^front "technological advances," meaning electronic weapons systems provided to Israel by the United States. The report said the Soviet leaders "expounded at length their assessment of the conflict in the Middle East and its place in the world strategy of the Soviet Union" and "emphasized the necessity of Egypt's victory in the current struggle with America and Israel." The Cairo press also indicated that Egypt would take a tough stand at the Arab-Israeli peace *I still can't get out of the habit of writing J970 on my cheques!* talks expeced to resume soon in New York under UN mediator Gunnar Jarring. Al Ahram rejected Israel's stand that peace must come to the Middle East before any timetable is discussed for the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Arab territories occupied in tlte 1967 war. Egypt has been demanding such a timetable as a pre-condition for extending the current Middle East ceasefire, which expires Feb. 5. 'EXPLOSION' AHEAD Al Ahram said: "Such Israeli manoeuvring will only further complicate the situation, placing responsibility for an explosion-which could occur very soon-squarely on America and Israel." Egypt's UN delegate and representative at the Jarring talks, Mohammed Hassan El Zayyat, said in Cairo on the eve of his departure for New York today: "We shall not surrender to Israel's terms.'' In Tel Aviv, Foreign Minister Abba Eban said Friday that he has invited Jarring to visit Israel before the peace talks resume because Israel wants to clarify their "procedures and principles" of the peace talks. Jarring has said he will give the invitation serious consideration, Oban told an audience in Tel Aviv. Israel agreed earlier this week to return to the Jarring talks, which it abandoned last September after charging Egypt with violations of the ceasefire. Eban told the Arab world in a broadcast over Israeli state radio Friday that the "welfare and freedom of the Palestinians" is conditional on establishment of peace in the Middle East "and on it alone." "In a state of peace," he said in Arabic, "there will be to the east of Israel a state in which the Palestinians will constitute a majority and of which most Palestinians will be citizens." Beatles on Lennon drugs in 1964 says SAN FRANCISCO (CP-AP) - John Lennon says the members of the Beatles including himself used a wide array of drugs including LSD starting in 1964. The famous pop quartet started breaking up in 1967, Lennon says, with the death of their business manager, Brian Epstein. "That was the disintegration," Lennon said in a copy- in interview right interview in the Jan. 21 issue of the Rolling Stone, a rock music magazine published here. ROUGH LANDING AHEAD-Michael Day, 11, has his legs spread as he flies through the air holding on to his toboggan preparing for a rough landing He hit a bump on thm way down a hill at a Toronto park Friday* ^ Another Beatle, Paul McCartney, filed suit Thursday in London for a legal split from his three fellow Beatles and a division of their massive fortune, estimated at $100 million. McCartney's suit names as defendants Be a 11 e s Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, and Apple Corps, Ltd., the group's business organization. The four young men roared cnto the world scene from a Liverpool basement club in 1962, but have been drifting apart recently. They have not appeared together in a public concert for more than two years. Lennon said in an interview taped Dec. 8 in New York City that the members of the group made frequent use of LSD, marijuana, heroin and other drugs and indulged in sexual orgies on tours. He said the girls involved neve fans and prostitutes. Lennon says the first time tho Beatles took LSD was in 1964. PUT LSD IN COFFEE "A dentist in London laid it on George, mc and wives, without telling us, at a dinner party at his house ... he just put it in our coffee or something." Asked how long he used LSD, he replied: "I went on for years. I must have had a thousand trips ... I used to just eat it all the time." When asked if he had many bod trips with the halucination-producing drug, he said: "I had many ... I stopped taking it because of that. 1 just couldn't stand it." Regarding heroin usage by himself and his wife, Yoko Ono, Lennon said: "It just was not too much fun. I never injected it or anything. We sniffed a Utile when in real pain . . , We took 'H' because of what the Beatles end others were doing to us. But we got out of it." Lennon said in the interview that McCartney "started taking over" after Epstein's death. "We broke up then." ; "Paul baa an impression-be has it now, like a parent-that we should be grateful for what he did for keeping the Beatles going. But when you look back on it objectively he kept it going for his own sake." FIRST WAS BEST The most satisfying period, Lennon told Rolling Stone, was when the group started. "What we generated was fantastic, when we played straight rock and there was nobody to touch us in Britain. As soon as we made it, we made it, but the edges were knocked off." "The Beatle music died then, as musicians," Lennon said. "That's why we never improved as musicians; we killed ourselves then to make it." There are several bitter references to McCartney. The film, Let It Be, made last year, "was set up by Paul to show Paul," Lennon charged. "That is one of the main reasons the Beatles ended." ."I can't speak for George, but I pretty damn well know we got fed up with being sidemen for Paul," Lennon said. Another source of conflict was Yoko, Lennori's Japanese-born wife. "They despised her," he said. "They insulted her and still do." An 26 killed in crash of jetliner TRIPOLI, Libya (AD ~ Egyptian Comet, jetliner carrying 26 persons on a flight from Algiers to Cairo crashed and burned on an approach to Tripoli airport early today. All aboard were feared dead. The Libya news agency said the pilot apparently miscalculated the distance from the runway and crashed about four miles from the airport. The agency said 17 bodies had been recovered, ;