Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
FOUR SECTIONS 48 PAGES Herald What really happened in Morocco? By MICHAEL GOLDSMITH RABAT (API Many questions are unanswered la the wake of the attempted coup in Morocco and the execution of its ringleaders. Mystery still shrouds tiie motives of theReaders of the rebellion and why they spared the Me of King Hassan II, a conservative, pro-Western monarch and one of the leading moderates in the Arab world. The rebels announced a "people's revolutionary committee" and proclaimed a regime of .Uialism. Yet most of the leaders were steeped in the capitalist way of Me. tvas the coup just an attempt to seize set up a military dictatorship, or was it motivated by ideological considerations? The 12 men named as leaders of the coup are all dead, 10 executed by firing squad Tuesday and two killed during the attack on the king's summer palace Saturday. The Associated Press reports that some rf the ringleaders were executed Monday proved to be crroneol These rebels were among the fe of Moroc- co's army leaders, all long regarded as devoted to the Hundreds of such men remain the backbone of Hassan's regime. Were some of them secret sym- pathizers with the coup? And will the new military secu- rity tribunal established after the coup carry out a list" and systematically executed manv or the king's closest advisers. Why, then, d'id they fail to kill the king or his strongman interior minister, Mohamed Oufkir, who were both at their Libyan government radio broadcast a trium- phant salute to the coup when it had barely begun. Did the Libyan revolutionary leaders have advance notice of the plot? The Moroccan news agency published a list of nine of the ringleaders, along with their They were headed by Gen. Mohamed Medbouh, who waskflled by his own men accidentally, King Hassan said later during the attack on the palace. Medbouh, 44, director of the king's personal military staff, owned "farms and villages throughout the king- the news agency said. All landowners Gen Amahrache Mustapha, 48, director of military training, owned two villas, a country estate and an apartment to Paris. Gen. Khiari Bougnne, 47, com- mander of the Fez-Taza military region, owned a sea- side villa and two farms. Gen. Abderrahmane Habibi, 48, commander of the Marrakesh military region owned five villas and a farm. Gen. Ahahzoun Hamou 56, corn- mander of the Rabat military region, and Col. Fenmn of the general staff were both large landowners. So was Col. Kebir Belabsir, 54, who owned an cultural estate of several thousand acres. Lt.-Col. Ben Brabim owned an elegant cafe in Rabat, a farm and several villas; Lt.-Col. Mohamed Ababou, commander of the noncommissioned officers' school whose cadets were the shock troops of the revolt, owned two, villas a farm, a tearoom and a hotel. What kind of revolution did these men conlem- Pa Hassan presided over a cabinet meeting Tuesday night which ordered a complete inventory of the con- spirators' property. This presumably will be confis- cated to help pay compensation to the families of vic- tims of the attempted coup. The information ministry said 92 persons were tailed and 138 wounded by the mutineers to the attack on the king's palace while 400 guests were being entertained at a party marking Hassan's 42nd birthday. No final toll was issued for the mutineers but latest official reports Sunday spoke of 158 killed and 650 wounded. ____ Western doctors amazed at Qiiiiese technique By DAVID BARNETT PEKING (Reuter) The patient recited quota- tions from Chairman Mao Tse-tung as doctors cut out his appendix. And Australian visistors to a Peking hospital were amazed to see the sole means of anesthesia was a se- ries of silver needles inserted in the man's ankles. They were watching the Chinese practice of acu- puncture. As a nurse vibrated the needles, tiie patient, an aviation college instructor called Chang Kuo-hua, pro- duced his red Mao book. "Be resolute. Fear no sacrifice. Surmount every difficulty to win Chang chanted. Then the doctors removed his appendix, sewed him up and Chang, waving away a cart, walked off down the corridor back to his room. Gough Whitlam, Australian Labor party leader, was among members of an Australian Labor party mission to China who witnessed Chang's amazing operation. They also watched a 69-year-old woman who had a cataract removed from her eye after having too nee- dles inserted in her right arm, and another woman, who said she felt only slight pressure as doctors earned out a thyroid operation. The hospital administration staff said patients are given a choice between Western anesthetics and acu- puncture, but said the Chinese method is preferred by most, since there are no side effects. art of acupuncture lists .TiO pres- sure points in the body for using needles, and Chou Kuan-nan, n medical staff member at. the hospital at- tached In the Peking School of Medicine, said that since 19SB Chinese doctors have carried out more than 3 000 operations using the system to numb pain. He said that the basis of anesthesia is that lha points through the central nervous system control sen- sation at other points and even brain surgery could be carried out under acupuncture. lie said that a 60- to 70-pcr-ccnt success rale has been achieved in curing deaf mutes by using the treat- ment. Airline workers back but for how long? continue e strike Last May 23, the union re- jected a three-year wage-and- benefit package the company said amounted to a 30-per-cent increase, including a 17-per- cent boost in wages alone. Cur- rent pay ranges from tops of for operators to for craftsmen. SWITCHBOARDS UNMANNED-Many of the oper- ator positions at this long distance switchboard in the Miami Southern Bell Telephone Co. office are vacant today because of the communications workers strike. Positions at the far end of the board are manned by engineers and supervisory personnel. Calls despit WASHINGTON (AP) Phone companies kept service going as up to U.S. workers went on strike against the Bell sys- tem today but prepared to halt repair service and installations. Supervisory personnel filled in at switchboards after members of the AFL-CIO Communica- tions Workers of America walked out at 6 a.m. EDT. Brief wildcat walkouts preceded the strike to many cities. A union spokesman said the virtually nationwide walkout would last at least two weeks because of complicated labor ratification procedures. The American Telephone and Telegraph Co. said it was too early to determine the effects. "But people can expect to hear a lot of male voices when calling the said infer- mation officer Chuck Dynes. SYSTEM AUTOMATED Because telephones are so highly automated, most calls will continue to go through until lack of maintenance causes breakdowns. In strike-affected areas many new telephone installations were halted, as was repair service on all but government-operated tel- ephones. The strike by the CWA and al- lied unions is over wages and fringe issues, including the CWA's demand for an agency shop and the company's alleged "anti-feminist" job policies. Freighters collide in fog VICTORIA (CP) Three freighters collided to early morning fog today in the Strait of Juan dc Fuca near the en- trance to Victoria harbor. One of tho vessels was holed In two spots above the water- line. There were no reports of injuries. The ships wore identified as (he Nordland, of Swedish regis- try, the Hoegmarinda of Nor- way and the Kozara, registered to Yugoslavia. Initial reports indicated tho Yugoslavian vessel had been hit by the other two ships. It was headed under its own power for nearby Esquimalt for repairs. Stanfield won't go to China OTTAWA (CP) Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield ran into a wall of silence from Chinese authorities to applica- tions to visit their country and has scratched China from a Far East tour starting today from Vancouver: Mr. Stanfield now questions just how friendly China-Canada relations really are to view of the Chinese attitude to his pro- posed visit, the Opposition lead- er's office said Wednesday. Mr. Stanfield, who is proceed- ing with plans to visit Japan and Hong Kong, made applica- tions almost seven weeks ago to spend a few days in China. "We have had neither a yes ;.or a no from the a spokesman in his office said. The external affairs depart- ment did all that was possible on its part to encourage accept- ance of visa applications pur- sued both through the Chinese embassy in Ottawa and the Ca- nadian embassy in Peking, the spokesman said. Should the visas come through while Mr. Stanfield was in Japan or Hong Kong, he would not make use of them unless they were accompanied by an invitation to visit Peking. The Chinese rebuff to Mr. Stanfield follows on the visit to Peking in late June and early July by Jean-Luc Pepin, trade and industry minister and the f'rst Canadian minister to visit China to more than two decades. FORMER NUN CHARGED FLORENCE, Italy (Renter) _ Police said a 34-year-old former Roman Catholic nun has been charged with embezz- ling at least by tamper- ing with the _ accounts in a church-run clinic. Aware army payday at hand B.C. handits get VEDDER CROSSING, B.C. (CP) Two bandits in business suits, apparently aware military payday was at hand, robbed a Vedder Crossing bank of an es- timated Tuesday. They were still at large today. The estimate was given by France puts arms might on display PARIS (Reuter) Thousands of Frenchmen and foreign tour- ists crowded the Champs Elys- ees today to watch the annual military parade marking the fall of the Bastille to 1789. Supersonic jets swooped over- head and wave after wave of tanks and armored cars rolled past the reviewing stand before President! Georges Pompidou, Premier Jacques Chaban-Del- mas and other French and for- RCMP following one of the big- Rest Eraser Valley robberies fince BUI Miner's train-robber gang struck at Mission Junction in 1904. Vedder Crossing is a cross- roads of 600 population, 70 miles east of Vancouver, a few miles south of Chilliwack. The bandits accosted banK manager Cliff Hodson as he ap- preached a branch of the Cana- dian Imperial Bank of Com- merce to start work. They escorted him inside, 45 minutes before opening time, and held him with four other employees-waiting for a time lock on the vault to trip. Then Hodson was forced to unlock the vault. The too gunmen then tied up (he bank staff before escaping by car. Police said they believe the bandits expected to make the big haul because CFB Clulh- across the road from the bank-has its payday today. ____ By THE CANADIAN PRESS Air Canada's ground-service employees returned to work Tuesday night at Canadian air- ports but the question now is for how long. The workers have voted In favor of rotating strikes which could begin Thursday and Air Canada's president said Tues- day such strikes might force the airline to shut down. The return to work ended a 24-hour "study session" by members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers to Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancou- ver. The one-day walkout dis- rupted Air Canada flights across the country. Chief union negotiator Mike Pitchford said it is reasonable to assume the rotating strikes will not begin until Thursday. "But we will not know defi- nitely until he said. Jack Baldwin, the airline's president, warned: "There is a strong possibility that we might be forced by rotating strikes to shut down completely." MUCH' WORK He said the walkouts "come at the peak of tne summer travel season and the volume of work would be too much for a skeleton staff to handle for any length of time." Mr. Pitchford said it was not the union's intention to disrupt Air Canada services to the point where the airline could not func- "All we want to show is that we have no intention of accept- ing the ultimatum offered by the airline he said. Negotiations through a federal mediator for a. new contract broke down Friday. In Ottawa, Labor Minister Bryce Mackasey made it clear Tuesday night his department is in no hurry to thrust itself into the dispute. While acknowledging in an in- terview his department had a service to provide, and was standing ready to mediate the dispute if called upon, Mr. Mackasey. said: "Although a strike would be inconvenient and costly, we can cope through use of other car- riers. DONE BEFORE "We did this two years ago and I'm sure we could again." He was referring to a pre- vious strike by Air Canada workers into which the depart- ment stepped in after 40 days. The minister said that should either side officially request fed- eral interver.tion, mediator R. Nat Gray was ready. He took part in the talks until they broke off. GOVERNMENT HONEST-Jarnes Morton of Niagara Falls, Ont., has proof that the federal government u honest. At income tax time, he sent a money order for The government checked his return and found Mr. Mortorv had paid back one penny too much-and sent him a cheque for the amount. A friend has already offered him for the China is willing to talk peace 'Wliat, more family HONG KONG (AP) China is willing to take part in a new International conference o n Vietnam along the lines of the 1954 Geneva parley that ended France's war in Indochina, the leader of the Australian Labor party said today on his return from Peking. Party leader Gough Whitlam headed a delegation of Labor- ites who spent 12 days to China and talked with Premier Chou En-lai and other leaders. "f discussed the Geneva con- ference and its revival with Whitlam told a news conference, "and the Chinese are quite willing to participate to any renewed Geneva confer- ence." Whitlam, whose party is op- posed to Australia's participa- tion to the Vietnam war, did not enlarge on Ohou's ideas about a conference on Vietnam, but he said: "The administrative arrange- ments for a revived Geneva- type conference would have to be more in an Asian frame- work." mas and other French and for- uorge disease spreads Fire heroine AXVA faces charges thrOUgh Mexico, He noted that the convening powers of the 1954 conference- Britain and the Soviet Union- were both European, and only one of the three nations on the International Control Commis- sion set up to police the agree- ment was Asian. The three na- tions are India, Canada and Po- land. Whitlam sent Australian Prime Minister William Me- Mahon a ca'ole from Peking saying he was convinced the Viet Cong's peace proposal July 1 gave the United States "an honorable opportunity for early disengagement. He said today he still believes this and added that China en- d rses the Viet Cong proposals.; Ths new feature of the Viet Cong plan was a proposal for the release of ell prisoners of war simultaneous with U.S. troop withdrawals if the United States withdraw all its forces by the end of the year. At San Clemenle, Calif., meantime, President Nixon worked today on a response to the latest Viet Cong peace initi- ative, a situation clouded by a request by David K. E. Bruce to be relieved as chief U.S. nego- tiator at the Paris peace talks. Seen and heard LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) A petite nurse's aide, who was praised as a heroine last Janu- ary faced arraignment today on 10 count.1! of wilful murder and one ot arson in connection with a fire that killed nine per- sons at R senior citizens home. Mary Ann Wyatl, 21, was taken unconscious to hospital after spending more than three hours last Jan. 14 rescuing and comforting survivors from the Westminster Terrace Presby- terian home. She was arrested and jailed without bond Tuesclny after a grand jury indicted her in connection with the blnzc. HARLINGEN, Tex. (AP) A disease similar to sleeping sick- ness spread rapidly through horses in Mexico and Texas tod.iv. with Ihe number of sick animals reported in Texas alono increasing to SCO from 100 in a day "We have so many sick horses we can't even count them said Jolin Arnold of the agriculture department. The called Venezue- and 500 today. Seven Texans and thousands of Mexicans have come down with the flu-like ill- ness. Efforts were under way in Texas to hall, spread with a vac- cination program for all horses, a quarantine ot horses and the spraying with insecticide of mosquitoes that carry the dis- ease. Officials say the cn'led Venezuelan equine ence- 1011 _ VnrinnPC: fM mOSOUI- or VEE-is blamed for the deaths of horses in Mex- ico There were 100 horses re- ported sick in Texas on Tuesday by several varieties of mosqui- toes and strikes the central nervous systems of horses. It can spread to humans If a mos- quito bites an infected horse and then bites a human. In Mexico Tuesday, President Luis Echcverria visited an area where the disease has killed1 horses and has made 90 per cent of the residents ill in less than eight days. Dr. James Peavy of the Texas health department said seven pel-sons have been in hospital at Brownsville with VEE symp- toms. U.S. government spokesmen said the disease has killed thou- sands of horses in the last two years as it spread out of Central and South America into Mexico. About town II city hall com- puter billing Mrs. Joan Abbott for normal water usage worth Provincial Judge L. W. Hud- son proudly displaying an in- vitation to ride his new horse in the Whoop-Up Days Parade as a representative of the bar association an official de- scribing part-time painters at tho University of Lethbridge as "one-third painters" one-third on the ground, one- third on their clothes and an- other third on tho walls.