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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE irTHBRIDOB HERALD - Wednesday, January 19, 1�7I ---- Mid-east ceasefire call marred by gun clashes AMMAN (Router) - Representatives of the Jordanian gov eminent and the Palestinian Arab guerrillas met here again today to try to resolve differences behind the latest outbreak of gun clashes. A few shots were heard in Amman early today following a government-guerrilla call for an immediate ceasefire and stores remained closed. In Beirut, the Al Fatah guerrilla information office said gov- Captors to free Swiss diplomat RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuter) - Swiss Ambassador Giovanni Bucher was only a few hours away from freedom today after Troops launch drive SAIGON (AP) - Spearheaded by 140 armored cars, more than 13,000 South Vietnamese and Cambodian troops launched a drive from north and south today to reopen Phnom Penh's lifeline to the sea, South Vietnamese headquarters announced. Only minor contact was reported in the initial stages of the operation aimed at clearing Cambodia's Highway 4, which runs from the capital 115 miles southwest to the country's only deepwater port, Kompong Som. The highway has been cut for nearly two months by North Vietnamese troops who control two passes through the Elephant Mountains, Pich Nil, 60 miles southwest of Phnom Penh, and Stung Chhay, 25 miles farther south. Spokesmen said one force was moving south from the direction of Phnom Penh, while another was pushing north from Kompong S'om. South Vietnamese marines were reported five miles northeast of Pich Nil, while Cambodian units were reported to have reached Tra-peang Kea, about 40 miles south of the northern force. 37 days as a hostage of left-wing guerrillas. The stage was set late for the final act in the long drawn-out drama when his captors pledged to free the 57-year-old diplomat unharmed once 70 Brazilian political prisoners being exchanged for his life were safe in Santiago, Chile. The guerrilla guarantee was contained in a message found Tuesday night in a copy of the New York Times at the Thomas Jefferson Library on Rio's fashionable Copacabana Beach. The library is run by the U.S. Information Service. The government did not formally acknowledge receipt of the message. Most observers expected confirmation to come in the form of a go-ahead order for the 70 political prisoners to take off for Chile in the Brazilian airliner which has been standing by for the last few days at the airport here. Once the airliner with the prisoners arrives in Santiago-it is a three-hour 40-minute flight -then freedom for Bucher should not be long in coming. In three previous diplomatic kidnappings in Brazil-of U.S. Ambassador Charles Burke El-brick, Japanese Consul Nabuo Okucbl and West German Ambassador Ehrenfried von Holle-ben-the guerrillas chose the early evening rush hours for the release. One of the guerrilla conditions for Bucher's release was that news of the arrival of the 70 in Santiago and pictures of the arrival scene should be published in Rio on the basis of international news agencies' reports. The trip to Santiago will cost the Brazilian government a total of $27,000 including the extra pay f r 34 policemen who will escort the prisoners to exile. ernment troops were still shooting in various parts of Amman at midnight Tuesday night but the commandos would not return the fire. A Fatah statement said Jordanian authorities were trying to perpetuate a crisis, and the commandos wanted to help restore stability to the capital. A security spokesman in Amman said two women were] killed and a woman and a policeman wounded in shooting incidents Tuesday. But there was no confirmation of reports that 12 guerrillas and civilians were killed and 17 wounded during an exchange of fire in the Masarwa area of Jebel Amman Tuseday afternoon. TALK FIVE HOURS Today's meeting between the Jordanian government and the Palestine resistance movement follows five hours of talks Tuesday night. Guerrilla sources said Jordanian troops, supported by tanks and artillery, resumed attacks on northern commando positions at Aqraba, Al Rafid and Saham villages Tuesday afternoon, the fifth day of fighting in north Jordan. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine vowed to wage a relentless underground battle to shatter the regime of King Hussein. The front reiterated a resolve made Monday to fight and foil what it described as a bid by the king to liquidate the guerrillas and thus free his band to go it alone in concluding a separate peace treaty with Israel. Hussein, who is in London for medical treatment, conferred Tuesday night with BaW Ladgham of Tunisia, the chief Arab mediator in the Jordanian crisis. Violence flares in Pakistan LAHORE (Reuter) - The army took over Lahore, Pakistan's second largest city, today after violence flared over a hunger strike protest. Troops moved in after police with tear gas failed to disperse mobs rampaging through the streets in support of hunger strikers led by former Pakistan cricket captain Abdul Hafeez Hardars. SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS O z > -� < in oe. UI a. D DEE-TEE LIGHT BULBS 40, 60, 100 wan Intide Fretted 4W Everyday at THRIFTWAY GILLETTE SUPER STAINLESS STEEL BLADES 5* Sugg. List 79e 49' I.D.A TOILET TISSUE Sugg. Utt 3 relit 35c 6^.77' ANSODENT DENTURE CLEANER Sugg, lit! 1.59 f .29 n-oi. DEE-TEE VAP AIR VAPORIZER HUMIDIFIER 4." Automatic electric, 140-oz. capacity. Sugg. List 6.95 .., PARAMETTES TABLETS Mfrt. Deal List 5.40 PARAMETTE SYRUP 0.19 I.D.A. WETPROOF HEATNG PAD 3 position heat twitch 1 year A*W guarantee .. ^Er MAAL0X Suspension 12-ox. or Tablet 50's Sugg. List 1.75 each EACH 1-09 Sugg. lift W LADY LOVE FITS-ALL PANTY HOSE One �lzt. Ant. colors Sugg. List 1.S9 14 fl. 01 VASELINE INTENSIVE CARE LOTION 129 7 oz 88" Open Daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open Sundays and Holiday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m and 7 p.m to 9 p.m.. SUPER SAVINGS AT Tie ^^^^^^^ 1/ "YOUR I.D.A. AND REXALL DRUG STORE" 702 13th Street North Phone 327-0340 in Stanfield starts publicity tour SOMEBODY CARES - Two horses are led to a farm In Sherwood Park east of Ed-monton after being found abandoned in a nearby field. Polios said the field wot leased to a man who wanted to store the animals for the winter, but they were found during the weekend without food or water. Those two animali survived. One didn't. Police are investigating the incident. Union-management relations critical says union official OTTAWA (CP) - Roger Decade, national president of the Letter Carriers' Union of Canada, says union-management relations in the post office have reached a critical stage. "We do not want a repetition of the May-August, 1970, period," he said in a statement, SUPER SAVINGS AT THRIFTWAY DRUGS Commonwealth interpretative Trudeau appears to be of 2 minds SINGAPORE (CP) - Prime Minister Trudeau appears to be of two minds about the Commonwealth conference, sometimes known as Kick-Britain Week, which opens here Thursday. On the one hand, be said that the proposed sale of British arms to South Africa poses "a very grave threat to the Commonwealth." On the other, he has suggested that the so-called Singapore crisis has been manufac- Trudeau charm strikes India NEW DELHI (CP) -Prime Minister Trudeau's charm apparently has the same effect in India as in Canada. When the Canadian leader visited Nehru University Tuesday, he was greeted by gorgeous Anjana Mukerji. Miss Mukerji, who had been sent home by college authorities to change into sari from a pants suit, said Trudeau has "set the heartstrings of youth aquiver." Asked by a reporter whether Trudeau charm had struck India, she replied: "Oh Boy!" Peace-keeping force extension UN decision OTTAWA (CP) - Acting Prime Minister Mitchell Sharp said Tuesday that Canada would be sympathetic to any United Nations request for further extending the term of the peacekeeping force on Cyprus. UN members, including Canada, have agreed to maintain troops on the island until June 15. There have already been several extensions. Mr. Sharp told Perry Ryan (PC-Toronto S p a d i n a) that there has been no request so far for a new extension. It was up to the UN. hired by the world press as a boxing match or some other competitive game to put before the public for entertainment purposes. Trudeau flew Into Singapore today and immediately hurried off to a private meeting with an old and respected friend, Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore. In Ottawa Dec. 30, Trudeau told reporters the arms issue is one of the most serious threats to the Commonwealth in its 40-year history. When he left Ottawa Jan. S, he said the arms issue was "Just one item on the agenda" for the six-day conference. Trudeau said then that Canada has no special task to perform here. He apparently has changed his mind on this point because he said during his visits to Pakistan and India that Canada will try for some accommodation between Britain and the African nations which vociferously oppose any arms sale. He said in Karachi Jan. 8 that he told British Prime Minister Heath that an arms supply "might have consequences for the Commonwealth which would be disastrous." He said in New Delhi Tuesday he had repeated this Canadian stand to Heath at a meeting between the two the previous evening. He also said he hopes he gained the active support of India to reach an accommodation. In Ottawa Jan. 5, Trudeau said "I am sure that after Singapore there will still be a Commonwealth and I am rather hopeful that all the members, who are in now will be in then." But in New Delhi he told a group of students and later a news conference that Canada might have to withdraw from the Commonwealth if some mombers quit on the arms issue and a chain reaction sets in. Trudeau said in Karachi that a conference agreement simply to disagree-the outcome of the so-called Rhodesia crisis of the London Commonwealth conference two years ago-would not be the best thing that could happen at Singapore. "But if that were the worst I would be happy," be added. referring to the hit-and-run strike tactics of last summer. He complained that decentralization of post office administration has led to the by-passing of union executives and "the worst mix-up ever" in muddled Instructions and split responsibilities. STRIKES POSSIBLE OTTAWA (CP) - Roger Decarie, national president of the Letter Carriers' Union of Canada, said again today that wild' rat strikes are possible in southern Ontario and the Maritimes unless the post office "smartens up." Mr. Decarie said in an Interview that a tough statement by the union Tuesday has brought prompt high-level promises of action from the post office. ?--? Jean-Pierre Cote, minister without portfolio in charge of the post office, was criticized by the union leader for not making his instructions stick. "We don't know where we stand," Mr. Decarie said. "In fact, nobody seems to know where they stand, not even the postmaster-general himself,    "No one wants to make decisions, regional officers couldn't care less about departmental authorities in Ottawa and refuse all instructions." Mr. Cote said in an interview he will study the Decarie statement. Decentralization certainly was going to cause some problems. "I know there are many people at head office who are also worried about what's going to happen to them," the minister said. "A few hundred may be changed from there." OTTAWA (CP) - Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield leaves Ottawa today on his cross-Canada "unemployment tour," which he says is designed to focus attention on the plight of the jobless and their families. "This is to a large extent a publicity tour," he told a news conference prior to his departure for Winnipeg. Among other things, Mr. Stanfield will be urging the government to chop income taxes as a means of boosting the economy. In Winnipeg Thursday, in Vancouver Friday and in Ke-lowna, B.C. Saturday, Mr. Stanfield will be visiting manpower and social assistance centres, talking with labor and business leaders and taking part in interviews and open-Une radio programs. TOUR TO CONTINUE Mr. Stanfield will visit Quebec, the Maritimes and Ontario next week. The detailed itinerary for this part of his tour is not yet available. Mr. Stanfield said his information indicates that unless vigorous measures are taken soon, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate will remain at six per cent and above for all of 1971. The government had refused to release its own employment predictions for this year. "Why this refusal? What is it trying to hide?" There were several things the government could do. It could introduce a selective program of tax cuts; it could produce a Electrical workers get wage hike CALGARY (CP) - A 19-percent wage increase over a two-year period has been accepted by 288 city employees, mem bers of Local 254 of the Inter national Brotherhood of Elec trical Workers. A union spokesman said Tuesday about two-thirds of the workers voted to accept the settlement recommended by a government conciliation officer. The supervised vote was called for after confusion about a previous vote and conflicting reports of the outcome. Retroactive to Nov. 1, 1970, the new contract means an electrician now will get $4.74 an hour and $5.70 after January, 1972. A lineman now will make $4.87 and $5.83. realistic tax reform package that didn't penalize initiative; it could abolish the present three-per-cent surtax; it could remove the 11-per-cent sales tax from building materials; it could extend unemployment insurance benefits; and it could name one person to head the fight on unemployment. "The present situation, in which one minister is responsible for wheat and immigration as well as manpower is clearly untenable." Opening date for education hearings set CALGARY (CP) - Public hearings into non-Canadian influence in Alberta's post-secondary education system will open in Calgary Feb. 22, it was announced Tuesday. A seven-member committee headed by Arthur F. Moir of Edmonton will conduct the Inquiry, ordered by Education Minister Robert Clark. John Barr, executive-secretary of the committee, said briefs were being solicited from members of the academic community as well as the general public. Other hearings will be held in Edmonton and Lethbridge but dates have not been announced. Weather and road report IO BELOW xu ZERO AT 12:00 NOON SUNRISE THURSDAY 8:24 SUNSET 4:58 H L Pre Lethbridge ... ... -15 -33. ..01 Waterton ... . . . -20 -34 Pincher Creek ... -18 -37 .02 Medicine Hat . .. . -6 -16 .05 Vermilion .... .. . -20 -28 .02 Edmonton ... .. . -18 -26 .02 Banff..... . . . -20 -25 .08 ... -20 -33 .03 Grande Prairie . . -23 -27 .02 Victoria..... . ... 26 22 .30 Penticton ... . .. . 9 7 .03 Prince Rupert ... . 23 3 , , Cranbrook ... ... . -5 -12 Vancouver ... ... .20 16 .40 Saskatoon ... . .. . -13 -20 .13 -11 .06 Winnipeg..... -9 -15 .06 Toronto ......  . 8 -4 -20 Montreal .... ... 19 -20 St. John's .... .. . 29 9 .24 Halifax.......... 29 -6 .12 New York ..� ... . 39 16 .. Miami.......... 76 67 Los Angeles..... 55 46 .19 Las Vegas....... 57 41 .. Rome........... 30 54 .. Paris ............ 34 47 .. London .......... 43 50 .. Berlin.........21 29 .. Amsterdam ...... 25 39 .. Madrid .......... 42 50 .. Stockholm....... 28 41 .. FORECAST Calgary, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat - Today: Becoming mainly cloudy with light snow beginning this afternoon. Thursday: Mainly cloudy with snow. Lows tonight 20-30 below. Highs 10-20 below. Columbla-Kootenay - The forecast for the area was not available from the weather office today because of communication disruptions. Completely New Wil-Rich L0ADMASTER EASY-TR0L Seed and Fertilizer Drill and Plantar Fill Syttem % Seed an extra 20 acres a day  Eliminate the Backache - ,t \  A complete fertillz-'....... er and teed handling unit. % Comet with an 8,000-ib. capacity tteel fertilizer tank with the groin and fertilizer auger mounted In the tank. We will accept barley at $1.00 and wheat at $1.25 per bushel on present tteckt only. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Count Highway Phone 327*3165 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA Highway 2, Cardston to Standoff, long sections of ice and hard packed snow. Standoff to Nanton, travel lanes bare, packed snow on the shoulders. Highway 3, east, Grassy Lake to Coaldale, travel lanes mostly bare. Coaldale to Lethbridge mostly bare. Highway 3, west, Lethbridge to Pincher Creek, mostly bare. Pincher Creek to the B.C. border, long sections of packed snow and ice. Highway 4, bare. Highway 5, Lethbridge to Cardston, mostly bare, few sections of hard packed snow and ice 3 miles east of Cardston to Cardston. Cardston to Mountain View, occasional sections of hard packed snow and ice. Mountain View to Waterton, Waterton, mostly covered with hard packed snow and ice. Highway 6, Pincher Creek to Shell Plant turn-off is mostly bare. From turn-off to Water-ton is mostly covered with light packed snow. Highway 23, bare from the junction to Highway 3 to Noble-ford. The remainder to Car-mangay mostly covered with hard packed snow. Highway 25, from the Junction of Highway 3 to Picture Butte is mostly bare. Picture Butte to Enchant mostly covered with hard packed snow. Highway 36, Taber to Scan-dia, mostly covered with packed snow and ice. Highway 52 and 62, mostly bare. Highway 61, wheel paths are bare. Good snow tires or chains are required when travelling through any moutain area. This includes all ski-resort access roads. PORTS OK KNTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.- Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Portiuli-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, ;