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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta U.S. CHOU-EN-LAI By WILLIAM L. RYAN UNITED NATIONS (AP) President Nixon's China initiative is provoking speculation along some spectacular lines. One possibility now being seriously discussed in some quarters is that Premier Chou En-lai of China will visit the U.S. before Nixon goes to Peking. Another intriguing line of speculation is that UN Secretary-General U Thant may be persuaded to change his mind aibout retiring at the end of this year because of the dramatic possibilities ahead. Helatively soon after the 26th General Assembly opens in September, it will come to grips again, as it has for two decades, with this question: Which Chinese shall sit in China's seat, the Communists of Peking or the Nationalists of Taiwan? It looks as though Peking is as good as voted in already. Last year, for the first time, Peking won a simple majority, 51 to 49. It was not enough because the United States had successfully defended once again the prin- ciple that the question was "important" and thus re- quired a two-thirds vote of the assembly. But the 26th session begins to look like an entirely new ball game. Moved early This year the 18 nations sponsoring Peking's mem- bership have moved early to put in their resolution, adding to it that Peking also should occupy China's Security Council seat along with the seats on the other UN bodies. But the resolution calling for important- question treatment has not yet been submitted. This means that the membership question is ahead on the agenda and will slay there unless the assembly is persuaded to vote for a change, which seems un- likely at this time. In the past the Americans have had (.heir friends introduce the important-question measure for them, but such help now may he harder to come by. In some respects the U.S. pulled the rug from under their friends in the Pacific as Japan and the Philippines-by the secret contacts with Peking. One might even ask why the sponsors of the Peking membership were so eager to get their resolution in early this year, and why the U.S. has done nothing to assure priority for its important-question defence of the Chiang Kai-shek seal. In the first place, it would take only a relatively few vole shifts this year to defeat the importanl- question measure and thus it would be out of the way in any case. In the second place, if the two-thirds vote is not re. quired, Chiang Kai-shek's regime has had it. Peking will be vtoted in. And the betting now is that the U.S. will not even vote against Peking, but simply abstain. Way may be clear The way then could be clear for Chou to visit the UN and dramatize spectacularly Communist China's victory after two decades. It would be a big moment for U Thant, as the secretary-general who has persevered in promoting the concept of UN "universality." His goal still would be well short of realization, however. If U Thant now could push it along further, he would cut a unique niche for himself in UN history. Universalily would require solution of some other enormously tough problems. The sorest spots in the world today are in the areas of divided nations- Germany, Vietnam, of them in the UN. If Thant stays beyond his present term, some argue, he may yet see the beginning of a process which will make universality a distinct possibility after a quarter century of UN existence. It would give the world organization a credible claim to the role of true peacemaker. Thant repeated early this morning his intention to step down Dec. 31. When asked whether he could be drafted, he replied, "I don't think so." That could be read as leaving the question open. The world picture has been changing so swiftly In recent weeks that Thant, under severe pressure to re- main in office, might be induced to change his mind in view of the challenging prospects ahead. Two-China deal WASHINGTON (Reuler) President Nixon is be- lieved ready to support a two-China solution for seating Communist China at the United Nations if Taiwan does not walk out of the world organization to protest ad- mission of the Peking government, congressional sources said today. The sources said the administration is expected to announce its decision on the UN representation issue soon, possibly next week. They said Nixon may seek once again to block Peking's entry despite his planned visit for talks with Premier Chou En-lai and Chairman Mao Tse-tung if Taiwan will not go along with a two-China policy. Spy planes grounded NEW YORK (AP) Administration officials say the United Slates has suspended flights of all manned and unmanned reconnaissance planes over China to avoid any incident that might interfere with President Nixon's planned visit to Peking, the New York Times reports. Reconnaissance satellites, considered relatively un- provocalive because they operate at altitudes of about 100 miles, will continue missions over China. The Times said. The newpaper said in a story from Washington that flights by U-2 spy planes operated by the Nation- alist Chinese from Taiwan are not affected by the sus- pension. Tlie administration move recalls (he 1960 incident wlien a planned summit meeting between President Dwighl D. Eisenhower and Premier Nikita Khurshchcv was cancelled by the Soviet Union after an American U-2 piloted by Francis Gary Powers was shot down over Soviet teritoiy, Exploration at its greatest says astronaut Buggy ride on moon HOUSTON (AP) Apollo 15 explorers David Scott and James Irwin stepped on to the lunar surface at Hadley base today and then became the first men to drive on the moon, travelling the dusty surface in a moon buggy which had lost half its steering capability. Scott and Irwin moved out in their IB-million moon dune buggy at a.m. MST, nearly two hours after they became the seventh and eighth humans to step on the dusty soil of this alien land. "Hang Scott said as the lunar limousine took off. "We're coming around to the left, head- ing south. "We're doing about 10 kilo- metres an hour and there's no he told Mission Control, which directed them to drive straight to St. George Crater, about two miles away. With a color television cam- era relaying remarkably clear pictures to earth, Scott put his heavy boot on the surface at Hadley base at a.m. EOT and was struck by the spiring mountains, bleak desert-like ter- rain and hundreds of craters. "As I stand here in the won- ders of the unknown at Hadley, I sort of realize there's a funda- mental truth to nature. Man must explore. This is explora- tion at its he said. STEERING TROUBLE Scott discovered shortly after lowering the Rover to the sur- face that he could not manipu- late the front-wheel steering system. So the astronauts oper- ated the buggy on rear-wheel steering only. The vehicle is designed so that ft can be driven on either the front- or rear-wheel sys- tems. ricott at first reported a bat- tery failure, but later discov- ered the problem was not with a battery but with the steering. The failure was another in a series of minor problems that have bugged the astronauts since they started their journey from Cape Kennedy last Mon-. day. Despite the loss of half the steering, Scott reported: "The Rover handles very well. The steering is quite re- sponsive. We negotiate the small cr'aters quite well. We need the seat belts, don't Jim." "You're Irwin replied. "Wow, bucking Irwin exclaimed at one point as they bounced over a small ob- ject. TERRAIN DESCRIBED As they headed toward St. George Crater and nearby Had- ley Rille, they described surface features such as: "There are some fragments over there. There's a nice little round crater with soma glass material in the centre. There's a good fresh crater there." Although the Rover did not stir up dust with its wire wheels, Scott said that it threw up tiny particles of material in its wake. While Scott and Irwin took man's first drive on the moon, the third member of the expedi- tion, Alfred Worden flew a lonely outpost in lunar orbit, conducting scientific and photo- graphic experiments with a million package of instruments. Earlier as Scott and Irwin moved tools and other equip- ment from the lunar lander Fal- con to the buggy, the television camera on the Falcon relayed pictures to earth that seemed to have almost the crispness and clarity of a movie desert scene from Laurence of Arabia. A large hummock, much like a sand dune, rose in the stark background. The sky behind was deep black. "If s really tricky working on this slope in this soft Scott said as the two loaded the Rover. Irwin was on Hie surface at a.m. "Oh boy, it's beautiful out he exclaimed. "Reminds me of Sun Valley." Sun Valley is an Idaho resort aira. Arab countries condemn Jordan TRIPOLI, Libya (Reuter) Five Arab countries strongly condemned Jordan today for at- tempting to "liquidate" the Arab Palestinian guerrillas, but they stopped short of announc- ing any sanctions against King Hussein's government. The condemnation came in a statement after a 24-hour emer- Miners triumph easily NORTH BATTLEFORD (Special) Lethbridge Miners moved into the lead in the "A" pool of the Canadian junior' baseball championships today with a convincing 10-2 triumph over Prince Edward Island. Bob Berry, whom the Miners picked up from Edmonton Blue Angels, went all the way for the win. He scattered eight hits over the nine innings. Miners now have a 2-1 rec- ord.'They were edged 2-0 by Ontario Friday in their first outing but came back in the second game to upend the host North Battleford Beavers 5-2. Bob Turner led the way for the Miners with a double and single. Larry Edwards chipped in with a triple and a double, Randy Maxwell added a pair of safeties while Tim Negrello and Len Chalmers managed a double each. Miners are idle until Sunday when they meet Newfoundland and New Brunswick. If they maintain their posi- tion, or even drop to second place, they will earn a berth in the playoff set for Monday. gency summit meeting here which discussed the crisis be- tween the Jordanian govern- ment and the guerrillas. At the conference were Li- byan leader Muammar Gaddafi, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt; President Hafez al-As- sad of Syria; Salem Robaya All, chairman of the presidential council of the People's Demo- cratic Republic of Yemen; and Qadhi Abdul-Rahman al-Iryani, chairman of the presidential council of the Yemen Arab Re- public. The meeting also was at- tended by Palestinian guerrilla leader Yasser Arafat. Despite the condemnation, the summit gave Hussein an oppor- tunity to improve his relations with the guerrillas. WATCH DEVELOPMENTS The statement said the lead- ers had decided "to follow up the attitude of the Jordanian government." But, it warned, if Jordan ap- peared ftef.ermined to reject the Cairo and Amman agreements regulating its relations with the commandos, "it will then be tile duty of all Arab governments to take whatever practical mea- sure they may deem neces- sary, individually or collec- tively, to protect the right of the Palestinian people to self-deter- mination and for continuing their legitimate liberation strug- gle." The Cairo agreement last September ended 10 days of fighting between Hussein's troops and the guerrillas. It was followed by an accord in Antman. ROVER BOYS Apollo 15 Astronauts David Scott and James Irwin today rode r 1 _a battery-powered moon buggy in an artist's conception, of their mission Rover 1 _a battery-p on the moon today. Slight progress made in bid to halt strike Seen and heard About town -FORMER Lethbridgeite Edith Schweitzer re- marking how wonderful it is, after living in Edmonton for many year's, to leave the frozen north and return to the banana belt Joanne Carney removing a pair of hot, uncomfortable shoes and trudging from downtown to home barefooted Phil Dodds, an outfielder for a lo- cal fastball team, remarking on a home run by Terry Rhoades "that's the first fly ball I missed all as it cleared the fence. Mishap kills three Three persons were killed and one injured when a car and gravel truck collided on Highway 3, one mile west of Grassy Lake at about 10 a.m. Friday. Killed in the accident were Ethel Morris, 67, of Winnipeg; Robert Morris, 31, also of Win- nipeg and Florence Eliza Ed- wards, 69, of Scarboro, Ontario. Injured in the accident, but reported in good condition to- day in the Taber hospital, was Ethel Bagnall, 78, of St. James, Manitoba. The driver and only occupant of the gravel truck was not in- jured and identification was not given by the RCMP. Taber coroner Dr. C. J. W. Dick has ordered an inquest, but no date has been set. WASHINGTON CAP) Labor negotiators bargained today to- ward a deadline at midnight to- night that may bring the first steel industry strike in the United States in a dozen years. "Some slight progress is being made but not enough to predict what will said Vice-President Joseph P. Mo- lony of the United Steelworkers Union. Molony, whose union is seek- ing hefty wage increases from the country's basic steel indus- try, described company offers so far as "less than stingy." The talks between nine major steel firms and the union were closely watched by the Nixon administration, which has pub- licly warned that the three-year wage increases of 30 per cent or more sought by'the union would worsen tiie country's inflation rate. A strike of the steel- workers, which would quickly spread job layoffs to other in- dustries dependent on steel products, would seriously ag- gravate the nation's steep un- employment. Steelworkers now average an hour in straight time wages. Overtime and incentive pay bring the average up to an hour. "I didn't have very much progress to Molony said after Friday night's brief meeting of the union's 600-mem- ber Basic Steel Industry Confer- ence, which will make the deci- sion to accept a contract offer or call a strike. AH nine of the companies were beginning the slow process of banking blast furnaces in preparation for a possible shut- down if the union goes on strike. Molony said he expected a de- cision at a 2 p.m. meeting today on whether the, conference would accept the Industry'! offer or approve a strike. The negotiations, beaded by Steelworkers President I. W. Abel for the union and Vice- chairman R. Heath Larry o) U.S. Steel, continued through Friday night. Bodies recovered in air disaster Police affairs department recommended for Quebec QUEBEC (CP) Creation of a department of police affairs, recommended in a Quebec gov- ernment white paper Friday, would separate police adminis- tration from the justice depart- ment, and increase efficiency, Justice Minister Jerome Cho- quelle says. The justice minister was speaking at a news conference following publication of Hie 183- page white paper on police and public safety. The white paper also recom- mended the grouping of police forces inlo regions, again to ui- crease efficiency. Individual form would retain tteir ident- ity, but would come under a re- gional public safety council of five men. While awaiting creation of a police affairs department, a po- lice affairs directorate will be created within the justice de- partment to co-ordinate police work and serve as the nub of the future police ministry. Provincial police, meanwhile, would become a specialized, highly-mobile force, providing teehnictil and intelligence serv- ices to local forces and reinforc- ing local police when necessary to maintain order. The white paper devotes a chapter to "new forms ot Including terrorism, or. ganized crime and "economic crime" such as fraudulent bank- ruptcy and dealings in stolen se- curities. It calls for closer co-ordina- tion of RCMP, provincial and Montreal municipal police to fight, tlds kind of crime and rec- ommends thai they be co-ordi- nated by the proposed police af- fairs department. The paper also calls for an in- quiry into organized crime by the Quebec Police Commission. Mr. Choquette said the inquiry will be held as soon ns the per- sons responsible for conducting it have assembled enough back- ground information, TOKYO (CP) Japanese po- lice said today that searchers have recoverel the bodies of all 162 persons aboard an All Nip- pon Airways jetliner which col- lided with a jet fighter and crashed Friday in thj world's worst aviation disaster. And while Japan's four oppo- sition political parties de- manded an immediate halt to military flights on commercial airline routes, French aviation experts were trying to deter- mine why a military transport carrying paratroopers crashed Friday near Pau, France, kill- ing all 37 persons aboard. In San Francisco, within 24 hours of the two crashes, a Boeing 747 jumbo jet of Pan American World Airways made an emergency landing after its left landing gear struck a run- way light on takeoff, causing a four-wheel assembly to retract violently and come partially up into (lie passenger compart- ment. There were several injuries but no deaths. Japanese police tonight re- ported they had arrested Sgt. Yoshimi Ichikawa, the 22-year- old student pilot who para- chuted safely from Ms F-86F Sabre jet fighter after it col- lided with the All Nippon Boeing 727. They charged him with sus- pected negligence. had logged only 23 hours flying time in the fighter, they said. Police also were questioning Capt. Tamotsu Kuma, who was piloting anolher F-86F on a training flight with Ichikawa from the Japan self-defence air force base at Matsuhina. WARNED PILOT Kuma said he was flying at an altilwie of feet when he saw the jetliner approaching. He said he warned Ichikawa but within seconds saw plant plunging toward earth. He said Ichikawa wai flying at feet.. In San Francisco, the 741 jumbo jet finished its tiakeoD and circled for too hours dump ing fuel. Two doctors aboard treated the injured, the cren collected shoes from passen gers, had them stow glasses and valuables, and briefed them 01 a possible ditching at sea. Premier Strom tvill attend coast meeting EDMONTON Harry Strom will attend till provincial premiers' confer, ence in Victoria Aug. 5-6 des pile the current Alberta eleo tion campaign, the premier'i office announced. The premier's office said Mfl Strom will release a statement on positions to be taken by Al berta on the morning the coo ference opens. The Alberta election win bl held Aug. 30. The late Saskatchewan pre mier, Ross Thatcher, declined to attend the July federal-pro vincial constitutional ence, deciding to remain in stead in Saskatchewan to cam. paign in ai election. No Herald on Monday The Herald will not publisl Monday, Aug. 2, a civic holi day. Deadline for classified ad vertlsing for Wednesday, Aug. 4, is 3 p.m. Tuesday. 'Full coverage of holiday weekend news events will b< carried in the Tuesday, Aug. 1 edittoD, ;