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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 25, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Ceasefire views vary LONDON' (.AP) Govern- ments around the world reacted with relief today to the an- nouncement of a ceaseiire agreement for the Vietnam war. Many said they hops In- dochina now will experience an era of peace. A member of the Soviet polit- buro, Andrei Kirilenko. said the agreement was a "great vic- tory" for the Vietnamese Com- munists and their backers in the Communist bloc. Tass, the Soviet news agency, r carried a statement by Premier Pham Van Dong of North Viet- nam that shall carry for- ward this struggle to com- plete the revolutionary cause of the Vietnamese people." China's Hsinua news agency reported the agreement without official comment. But the Pe- king correspondent of Japan's Kyodo news service said Chi- nese officials, while welcoming the pact, predicted ir.iensive po- lnical struggles between Presi- dent Nguyen Van Thieu and the Viet Cons. The Cainese also said they" believed the war in Cambodia will continue, Kyodo! reported. TROOPS TO LEAVE President Chung Hee Park o! j South Korea welcomed the end. of the "long, drawn-out'1 war and said he will immediately. withdraw the 37.000 South Ko- rean troops still in Vietnam. The Japanese government it "fervently hopes the Vietnamese auti-orities will se- rioVisiy and honestly" settle; their problems without more j fighting. Prime ilicister Kakuei Tsnaka told his governing Lib-1 eral Democratic party he ex-. pects Japan's international re- sponsibilities to increase after the war ends. The British foreign office said the agreement provides the op- portunity to convert it to "an enduring peace throughout In-. tiochina." External Affairs Minister Mit- chell Sharp also welcomed the prospect of peace but said no decision has reached on Canadians joining the ceasefire supervisory force. Indonesia, Poland and Hungary are re- ported to be the other countries asked to help supervise the truce. MUST SEE PACT Sharp said his government must see the ceaseiire agree- ment itself "in order to deter- mine that the conations that we've laid down have been met." Sharp said he will discuss the matter whh S'a'.e Secretary V.iiliam P. Rogers Thursday while in AVashingioa [or the fu- j neral of former president Lyn- i don E. Foreign Minister Adsm Malik j o! Indonesia said ihe settlement shows "no one is the "This is a happy day for ev-: eryone But he would" not an- swer questions concerning the size of the supervisory contin- j gent Indonesia will send. Vietnam cease fire highlights WASHINGTON (Reuter) Highlights of the Vietnam ceaseiire agreement agreed on by Washington and Hanoi: The ceaseiire vrtK svart at midnight GMT 7 p.m. EST) Saturday and will be without time limit. All American prisoners in Indochina will be released within 60 days after the ceasefire takes affect. All United States military personel will be withdrawn from Soutji Vietnam within the same time. Armed forces of the South Vietnamese government and the Viet Cong v.ill remain m place. TO I-FAC TO FEAR HONG KONG (Reuterl The Hong Kong government an- nounced a two-week amnesU Monday for people wishing to turn in unlicensed firearms ammunition, explosive sub- stances and other offensive weapons. BUFFALO'S GREAT NATURAl SCORER Pu.-ch l-nlat1. ha! deiC.-ibed Richcrd Martin, slnr left wirgsr of ihs Buffalo Sabres, cs the crecteit nature! scarer I neve ever cccched." Ana'y O'Brien invites ycu to meet Richer: Martin, in c-i in- terming article this Saturday -An international conference to acknowledge the signed agreements, to guarantee the ending of the war. and to maintain the peace, will be held within 30 days of the signing of the peace accord in Paris Saturday. United Slates and North Vietnam invited China, France, the Sonet Union. ritain. the four countries of the International Control Commission Canada. Indo- nesia. Hungary and Poknd and Kurt Weldheim, secretary- general of the United to ]oi nthem and South Met- n am and the Viet Cong at the conference. United States pledged it would not continue its mili- tary involvement or intervene in the internal affairs of South Vietnam. United States and all other foreign countries involved in the war will dismantle their military- bases in South Viet- nam within 60 days of the j signing ol the agreement. The South Vietnamese gov- ernment and the Viet Cong will not accept the in- troduction of troops, military advisers or other military personel. armaments, muni- tions and war material in the south. However, they will be. permitted to make periodic replacements ci armaments, munitions and war material which have been destroyed, damaged, worn out or used up after the ceasefire, on a piece-for-piece basis. The Saigon Government and the Viet Cong agreed to do their utmost to affect the re- lease of Vietnamese civilian personel captured and de- tained in South Vietnam within. 90 days after the ceaseiire comes into effect. United Stites and North Vietnam asreed that the South people's right to self-determination is sacred, inalier.ablo. and shall be respected by all countries, and the South Vietnamese shall decide their political fu- ture through genuinely free and democratic general elec- tions under international su- pervision. The Saigon government and the Viet tone pledged they achieve national recon- ciliation and concord, prohibit Ell acts of reprisal, and insure democratic liberties, in- cludmE freedom of speech and the press and freedom of political activities. They also agreed to set up a National Council of National reconciliation and Concord of, three equal sumably composed of repre- sentatives of President Thieu, the Viet Cong and neutralists. The national council, oper- ating on the basis of unani- mity of decision, is to organ- ize free and democratic gen- eral elections and decide the procedures and the modalities for the elections The question of Vietnamese armed Hanoi's troops as well as those of President Tbieu and the Viet be settled by the South Vietnamese gov- ernment and the Viet Cong "in a spirit of national recon- ciliation and arjd mutual respect, without foreign interference, in accor- dance with the post-war situ- ation." The agreement called for the reunification of North and South Vietnam on a step-by- step basis through peaceful means through discussions and agreements between NcrJi and South. The military demarcation line between North and South ct the 17ib parallel is only provisional and not a political or territorial boundary, as prodded for in tie 19M Gen- eva conference. The agreement did not call for a ceasefire in Cambodia End Laos but called for re- spect for the neutrality of those countries. Thursday, January 25, 1973 THE LETHBRID8E HERALD 13 Two-week delay in POW releases I WASHINGTON (AP) Presi-, j dential adviser Henry Kissinger saii loflay U.S. prisoners ol I Hill be turned over to American j medical personel in Hanoi at j intervals of two weeks or 15 j days after signing of a Vietnam peace agreement Saturday. Speaking at a White House Dews conference. Kissinger dis- closed for the first time some of; 379 U.S. prisoners known to be held in North Vietnam End Laos. 'American prisoners v.ill be released at intervals of two weeks or !3 days in roughly equal installments." Kissinger said, with the total time frame coinciding will the 60-day with- drawal of all U.S. forces from South Vietnam. Prisoners held in North Viet- nam and Laos, be said, will be in Hanoi and v.ill be flown to American plsns to locations to be selected by U.S. oiikials. Kissinger not say when the first American POWs mrjld be released. Tt was announced before Kis- singers news conference that tie United States and North Vietnam have agreed to return all prisoners "whhout delay." LIABILITY nnkine P BUNDS A AUTO _ FIRE RQSSSTER AGENCIES 1TB ESTABLISHED 5'7 CHALLENGING POSITIONS ACROSS CANADA FOR AGGRESSIVE YOUNG PERSONS BASED ON ABILITY AND READINESS TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY A LOCAL POSITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE Banking, Credit, Seles Finance, erDer- ience or Mcrlaace experience cssircb's b'J' nc' r ry. High schscl ecucclien or squivcler-, C'Vrg experience necessary. Excellent Apply to or phone: NIAGARA FINANCE COMPANY LIMITED 424 -7lh Street Soulh, Lsthbridgs Phone 327-8545 R. M. 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