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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE UTHBRIDCE HERALD Monday, July 16, 1973 Thej're off! lumbering turtles race each other across the floor of the children's depart- ment of the Edmonton pub- lic library. Coaxing the creatures, who are training for a challenge match this with entrants from a local zoo, are Terry Farrell (left) and Tommy Loutaif. Canibodia troop losses may be prompting draft By SIDNE YSCHANBERG New York Times Service PHNOM PENH, Cambodia The Cambodian government is for the first time considering military conscription because CAREERS WANTED IMMEDIATELY Retired or semi-retired couple capable of managing first class high-rise apartment complex Must be experienced in all phases of management, including renting, rent collection, maintenance and upkeep. We will interview only experienced and capable Apply to: BOX 60, HERALD Stating all particulars. TOWN OF GLEICHEN Requires TOWN FOREMAN Duties Operation and maintenance of Water and Sewer systems, streets etc. State age, qua'ifieations, experience, marital status and salary expected. For further particulars contact undersigned. Applications close July 28. Duties to commence first part of August 1973. W. E. Murray, Secretary-Treasurer Town of Gleichen Box 159 Gleichen, Alberta Phone 734-3732 SALESPERSONS Two experienced Agricultural and Utility Sales People Wanted to Sell the CASE Line of Tractors and Tillage Equipment. Guaranteed Wage plus Commission and Car Allowance CALL Lethbridge Farm Equipment Ltd. 1263-2 AVE. SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE PHONE 327-4494 SHOP FOREMAN FOR LOCAL FARM EQUIPMENT and MACHINERY MANUFACTURER Must be experienced in this field and able to work well with other people and work without supervision. Salary negotiable to experience: only experienced parties need apply. Apply in person to VICTORY EQUIPMENT LTD. 920 2nd AVE 'A' NORTH, LETHBRIDGE PHONE 327-4389 HELP WANTED! EXPERIENCED DIESEL MECHANIC TOP WAGES-FULL COMPANY BENEFITS PLEASANT WORKING CONDITIONS Apply to INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER SALES AND SERVICE 304 STAFFORD IFTHERIDGE PHONE 327-3125 its system of voluntary recruit- ment is not replacing fast enough the soldiers it is losing in the field through desertion and casualties. Sources in the high command confirmed Friday that the mili- tary commander-in-chief, Maj. Gen. Sosthene Fernandez, had asked the ruling High Politi- cal Council to impose a compul- sory draft but that no decision has yet been made by the political leadership. In the meantime, the com- mander-in-chief and the govern- ment have been appealing over the radio and in the press for more recruits telling the Cambodian people not to lose heart bat instead to take up arms against the enemy. The projected cutoff of American bombing support on Aug. 15 has added even greater urgency to the problem, which most analysts here con- sider quite serious as it is, as desertions and caualties mount and military morale remains poor. CRITICAL The Cambodians have never had a compulsory draft before, and it is alien to their unau- thoritarian way of dealing with problems, but the situation has apparently become critical. No reliable figures on govern- ment losses and desertions are available, but authoritative sources say they are heavy. The sources confirm that the gov- ernment is running out of re- cruits. It is not clear whether this is because Hie supply of young Cambodian men is simply drying up after three years of war or whether the young, have become more dis- enchanted with the war effort and more convinced that it is a losing fight. Military analysts here gen- erally agree that the massive American bombing which was ordered by Washington to meet the offensive by Cam- bodian insurgents that began five months ago and has not really faltered since is the only thing that has prevented Phnom Penh government rom being overrun. If the bombings halted, the govern- ment will need significantly more ground combat troops at the very time when recruitment has fallen off. BOLSTER It is not known how the United States feels about the idea of compulsory military conscription in Cambodia, al- though it can be assumed that Washington is urging Phnom Penh to bolster its army by whatever means possible. Prior to this, the key prob- lem of the Cambodian army was not recruiting, but "phan-! torn" troops nonexistent sol- diets added to unit payrolls by i unscrupulous commanders who i New anti-noise bylaw endorsed EDMONTON (CP) An anti-noise bylaw that may force and diescl track drivers to drive less than the speed limit has been endorsed by city council, New noise levels for diesel trucks were set at 92 decibels. white motorcycles will be allow- ed 83 decibels. Under old regulations, motorcycJes were allowed 8S decibels and trucks 94. Fines from to were also established, depending upon the number of decibels (over the limit. then pocketed their pay. At one point several months ago, the Cambodian govern- ment acknowledged that it had "sometimes" met monthly pay- rolls for men when the number of soldiers actually on duty was enly around In any event, it is generally acknowledged that at most there are only about or real combat troops in this army, with the rest serving logistic, support and desk func- tions far from the fighting. Quintessential dictator again may lead Argentine By MARTIN ARNOLD New York Times Service NEW YORK In Juan Do- mingo Peron, Argentines may once again have as their lead- er the man who was a quin- tessential dictator. He was at once during las first 12 years of power a fatherly and benign populist, yet also ruthless and arro- gant, shilling in his suppres- sion of opposition. With a smile as warm and dazzling as the sun .on the vast pampas, the serious and hardworking man brought to his sprawling nation sweep- ing social change forged on the fanatical devotion of the "descamisados" the "shirt- less ones" of the working class. For them, he pushed through wage increases and exploitation. For them, be built hospitals and schools, military barracks and civic centers. Public housing, develop- ments sprouted throughout the countryside and, so, too, did resort hotels for the work- ing people, at places once frequented only by the rich and powerful: But while the marching song of the "Peronist boys" Peron, how great you night and day in every public square in the Argentine, men and wo- men who opposed his policies disappeared in the dark of night, newspapers that cri- ticized were closed or muz- zled; corruption made swamps of the highest gov- ernmental agencies. THEATRE And as with great dictators, the rights, the wrongs, the wavering between Robin Hood and malevolent tyrant this was accomplished end spellbinding panache. His wife at the time, the stunning blond Evita Duarte De Peron, became such a cult figure that everywhere she was greeted as a saint. Indeed, the "shirtless ones" called her "blessed one" and "little and she devotion by leaning out of train windows and tossing sweet cakes and bottles of cider to the crowds and be- ginning her many radio ad- dresses with "My dear, dear shirtless ones" in her low, haunting voice. Much later, in exile in Marid, Peron did not en- tirely disdain the word dic- tator as applied to his rule. "I consider dictator a pejorative he said, but added that, "There can be a dictator elected by the peo- ple. I was elected in two elec- tions by 70 to 80 per cent of the popular vote." ARGUED He argued, then, that he had net been a demagogue but, rather, a politician who kept his word. He said with a certain amount of truth that many of his major social pro- grams were still in "effect in Argentina. Brutality? "I never killed anyone. Nobody died with his shoes on." Suppression? His attacks on the press, he said, were all carried out within the law. What he neglected to say was that the law of the Peron era was flex- ible indeed, and that judges who could not zig when be and zag when he zag- ged were simply removed. "I have made mistakes, but I think I have more successes than he said. "I will do what Mussolini has done but without Ms mis- he said in 1943. From that, he promoted the organ- ization of the masses into strong labor unions, which he headed, and aroused them against the government, two years later using their threat of an uprising to officially leap into the seat of power. COLLAPSED But somewhere between then and 1955, when his reg- ime collapsed, the impulsive strongman made at least some of the same mistakes that Mussolini had made. 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