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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Jmrary JfTJ THf UMtJMf MUI9 Kurt Waldhelm said in an in- terview published in Hamburg that those who expect him t< be a weak secretary-general of the United Nations have de- ceived themselves. Waldneim, who succeeded t Thaot as secretary-genera. Jan. 1, said descriptions of him "a man who casts no shad- ows" are nonsense. "I would like to know who created this image of Waldneim told the West Ger man news magazine Der Spie- gel during an interview In New York. "All those who have ever worked with me know how false it is. "One Is quick to ascribe to career diplomat suaveness one over-readiness to compromise, Conciliatory manners do not ex- clude firmness." Mussolini's widow is suing the Italian government for an increase in her psnsion. She gets a a month says she'F entitled to un- der a 1952 law that increasec government pensions 50 per cent. Donna Raehele Mussolini is SI and runs a restaurant in this north Italian town where the Fascist dictator is' buried. She also is trying to get back three farms the government seized under a law providing for con- fiscation of property acquired by Fascist authorities during wartime. k Herbert G. Juster, 49, who was the 31st person to undergo a heart transplant at Stanford University Medical Centre in Palo Alto, Calif., died in Bos- EDWARD KENNEDY Women's choice KURT WALDHEIM No soft! ton at Massachusetts Genera Hospital. He had the operation eight months ago. Senator Vance Hartke (Dem Ind.) has declared his cant dacy in New Hampshire U.S. presidential primar March 7, the flret in a series of state elections which will tes the popularity of candidates. Hartke, 52, is regarded as an underdog among other Item cratic in a fid which will Include Senator George McGovem of South Da kota and Senator Edmund Mi side of Maine. President Nixon is the mar the American people admirt most but Senator Edward Ken nedy comes out on top when the views of women only are con sidered, a Gallup poll reports Women made the 39-year-ol< Kennedy their top choice by substantial margin. The las surviving brother is also the leading choice of men an women under 30. Jim Cameron, who ran away Tom his home in SauJt Ste Marie, Ont., in 1904, dropped in unexpectedly on soine relatives in the Toronto boro'ueh of Scar borough. Mr. Cameron. 80, was reu- nited with a brother and sister hadn't seen or talked to in the 67 years since he left home at the age of 13 to try to make his fortune. Nixon gets his answer PARIS (AP) North Viet- nam asserted Monday the only way President Nixon can obtain the freedom of U.S. prisoners of war and "get out of the swamp in Vietnam" is to abandon hopes of military victory and "negotiate seriously at the Paris conference on Vietnam." The statement issued by North Vietnam's representa- tives to the conference was an attempt to respond to state- ments made by Nixon Sunday night in a television interview. Nixon justified recent U.S. bombing of North Vietnam by saying Communist command forces were imperilling the re- maining U.S. troops in South Vietnam. He also said a resid- ual U.S. force will remain in South Vietnam as long as Amer- ican prisoners of war are held. Gandhi hits at big powers NSW DELHI (AP) Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India today urged co-operation among Asian countries to build a strong and united force in their region and end "domination by rich and big nations." "The leaders of the Asian countries should realize that the big powers do not want Asian nations to become stronger and trying to weaken them in- Mrs. Gandhi told a rally during a tour of Indian border positions in Kutch, 600 miles southwest o' New Delhi. "The time has now Mrs. Gandhi said, "for Asian countries to consider seriously whether (hey want to continue to be suppressed under the dom- ination of rich and big nations or ivhsther they want to work Tor prosperity and peace for their people." Russians control missiles BUDAPEST (AP) _ The So- Tiet Union continues to control Ihe Warsaw pact's interconti- nental ballistic misfeiks and other long-range missiles, but medium range surface and anti-aircraft rockets now are ctandard e q u i p m e n t for all other members of Uw Commun- ist alliance, the Hungarian army's chief of staff said today. Lt.-Gcn. Karoly Cscmi also told television viewers that the surface rwAefs have a range of "several hundred kilometres" and their impact precision is well within "some lundred metres at most." A metre is 39.37 inches and a kilometre six-tenths of a mile. The Warsaw pact alliance Is made up of the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany, Hun- gary, Czechoslovakia, Romania and Bulgaria. Irish troops leave Cyprus NICOSIA (Kculcr) The first batch of Irish troops being wilMrawn from service with the United Nations peacekeep- ing force in Cyprus will leave Nicosia for home by a special plane Tuesday night, it was learned today. Part of the Irish battalion is being withdrawn nt tltc request of the Irish republican govern- ment to reinforce security at home because of the troubled situation in Northern Ireland. The Irish withdrawals will leave Ihe strength of the eight- nation UN force at Includ- ing about 700 Canadians. When it was established in March, 1964, the UN forco totalled nearly men. United voice still thorn in side of farmers By JIM NEAVES EDMONTON (CP) On' any given subject there may be is many different views as there are Individual farmers in Western Canada and the problem of speaking with united voice remains a thorn in the industry's side. Faced with declining reve- nue from production during the coining year, fanners all agree their major problem is getting enough return to cover the casts of production. But how to achieve (he goal evokes many different replies. Each fanner has his own motivations and economic in- terests and E-hile individually most are well informed and resomeful, collectively they have problems. The problems are com- pouiHled by the actions of par- tisan and political parties and some of the so- called leaders of farm organi- zations, says Dr. A: W. Platt, executive director of the United Farmers of Alberta Cooperative Ltd. The recent parliamentary hassle over the proposed fed- eral grains stabilization plan was an example. Partisan politics played a major role in the government eventually withdrawing the legislation but pressure also was felt from farm organiza- tions. But the various farm In- terest groups were not unani- mous in Oieir reasons for not supporting the act. The federal report on the fu- ture of agriculture in UK 1970s said there are more than Identifiable loot, pro- vincial and rational farmer organization, (situation which, it said, made it impos- sible for farmen to ipeak with one voice. During the last few yean the number el farm organiza- tions has grown in some areas and been reduced in Ubers. In Alberta, Unifarm emerged after a merger of the Alberta Federation of Ag- ricultiire and the Fanners' Union of Alberta and in Sas- katchewan, the Federation of Agriculture Is considering a similar organization. At the same time there has been a growing tendency for special-interest and commod- ity groups to establish their own as the Palllser Wheat Growers in Saskatchewan and (he Rape- seed AuocutJon of Canada. The large prairie wheat pools In Saskatchewan Mani- toba and AJberU, all owned and operated by ftrmer-mem- ber-ownen, and United Grain Growers Ltd., have for the most part led fanner opinion on agricultural and aodal is- cues. The federal report, released early In 1910, said; "The ex- istence of a large number of organizations dissipates lead- ership and organizations' re- sources in too many direc- tions." Both the report and Dr. Platt, who has studied farm organizations and how farm- ers participate In policy-mak- ing, suggested the National Farmers' Union concept will not work and that, while the final answer lies wilh the fanners themselves, a federa- tion-type of organization may be UK answer. Nearly all farm organiza- tions now are affiliated with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture which, Dr. Platt said, represents the "consen- sus of farm thinking as best it can be determined at this time." However, because the CFA's policies emerge as compromise of what its mem- ber organizations think they can live with, "the best leaves a lot to be desired." The WFU, a militant group which advocates collective bargaining for producers, is a direct-membership organiza- tion of individual farmers and, as such, cannot (peak fur commodity groups u the CFA can. "Only a body like fee present Federation of Agricul- ture can claim to represent all the federal re- port said. "Whether all farmen want to be so represented u an- other question and one to which the answer is not clear." Dr. Platt said the NFU ap- pears to have set itself up as permanent opposition to gov- eminent and "indeed to everyone etae." "It gains the attention of government by blocking raadf or throwing wheat on prime minister and saying: 1 have a problem, you Dr. Flatt safcj. SIMPSONS-SEARS WAREHOUSE Tires or Our Lowest Prieei of the Winter. Prices Cut for the Final Clearance. Deluxe Traction Full 4 ply construction safe, and strong. Wide tread, low profile tread is designed to give real gripping traction, on snow or ice yet runs quietly on pavement. 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