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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Canadians try to cool Cyprus conflict OTTAWA (CP) The latesi flare-up between Greek and Turkish Cypriote recalls the nearly-forgotten Canadian oeacckeeping force in the Medi- terranean island country. About 500 officers and men of the 3rd Battalion, Princess Pa- MEETS WITH METIS COUNCIL The government stil has to decide whether Metis programs will receive more money this year, Robert Slanbury, minister responsible for citizenship, said at a meeting with Metis' Native Council representatives at Ottawa. Cheques issued the council were stopped pending a decision. With Mr. Stan- bury are A. R. Tony Belcourt of Lac St. Anne, left, council president, and Jim Sinclair, a Saskatchewan representa- tive, middle background. tricia's Canadian Light Infan- try, are among the ber United Nations force from nine nations, assigned to try cool the conflict between the is- land's two factions. It is the last of Canada's major peacekeep- ing roles. A Canadian, Gen. E. M. Les- lie, is chief-of-staff of the force commanded by Gen. Prem Chand of India. The UN force was put on blue alert this lowest of three alert ex- ercises by the Turkish Cypriot militia along the green line that divides Greeks and Turks on the island. Shots were exchanged be- tween the two sides for the first time in four years Wednesday night. Smaller, localized shoot- ing incidents occur every few months. The UN force went to Cyprus in March, 1964, and now is the last remnant of the UN peace- keeping concept that was first applied in the Middle East in 1957, then in the Congo jungles in 1960. The aim was to prevent out- right war between Cyprus, Tur- key and Greece, and permit the islanders to negotiate a settle- ment of their differences. The island joined the UN as a new- ly-independent country in I960 WAR AVERTED War was averted with the help of nearby NATO forces and diplomatic pressure from Brit- ain and the U.S. on their NATO albes, Greece and Turkey. But hostilities have recurred on the island throughout the lifetime of the force. No Canadians on the force have been killed in military ac- tion, the defence department says, although several have died in accidents. Since 1964, Canada has paid in out-of-pocket ex- penses over and above normal pay and allowances of to maintain its Cy- prus force. Of that extra, has been recovered from the UN. Tte total cost to the UN has been million. Secretary- Glass company strike over MONTREAL (CP) A two- month old strike against Do- minion Glass Co. of suburban Pointe St. Charles ended Thursday when workers ac- cepted a new two year con- tract. The union voted 331 to 271 in favor of the agreement, which provides for an average 58- cent hourly wage increase retroactive to March 1. The Dominion Glass plant, owned by Power Corp. of Can- ada Ltd., was pelted with fire bombs and rocks May 31 short' ly after the strike was made legal by a union vote. General U Thant recently issued another plea to UN members to help bail the organization out of the deficit created by the force. To many observers, the Cy- prus force displays a crucial weakness in the peacekeeping idea. DISPUTE CONTINUES Once a UN force separates the in the Mid- dle no longer feel the urgency of settlement, and the dispute smoulders indefi- nitely. But when it was set up in 1964, the big powers on the Se- curity Council made two signifi- cant changes in the Cyprus op- eration, learning from the Suez and Congo experiences. They put a six-month deadline on its mandate. Every six months the council must review the operation of the force, then extend them if needed. That was meant to prevent actions that sometimes trapped Uie Congo force in political and military chaos, and threatened to bring the U.S. and the Soviet Union into direct conflict. The current mandate ends in December. The council also divided the political and military leadership of the force, providing both a ci- vilian mediator and a military commander. That was to keep the force out of politics and hurry a political settlement. The force has retained its po- lice role, but the settlement has not yet been reached. WHY VEGA COSTS AUTT1EMORE THAN SOME OTHER UTTIECARS. We admit that Vega isn't the most inexpensive little car you can buy. Nonetheless, we maintain that dollar for dollar, Vega is the biggest bargain you can get in little cars. In any little We have evidence that Vega's got it where the others don't. And if they do have it where we have it, we think ours is better, anyway. Vega's engine, for instance Designed from the ground up. And it's quite an engine, too. Overhead cam. Aluminum got it. The others don't. You get all the power you need and about 30 miles per gallon with the standard engine and transmission. There are other obvious differences between Vega and some of the others, too. Like our wheels and tares They're a little wider than the wheels and tires you find on most little cars. A little thing? We think anything we can do to make Vega ride and handle better is a big thing indeed. Another not-so-little thing. The full foam back seat com- plete with frame got it. The others don't. You may never have to use the back seat yourself. But somebody will. And when they do, they'll realize that while Vega's back seat may not sound like any big deal, it feels like one. So, when you're out comparing little cars, we ask that you try out the back seats. The difference is astounding. Some of the differences between Vega and most other little cars just can't be seen with the naked eye. But they're real all the same. Like side-guard door beams for got them. The others don't. We think people who ride in little cars can use that added protection just as much as people who ride in big cars. Other little cars make do without them. And front disc brakes Some little cars we know don't have them. But Vega big 10-inchers. Be- cause we want stopping to be just as safe as going. And Vega also has a power ventilation system (6) And an exclusive acoustically engineered double-panel roof got it. The others don't. And an electric fuel pump got it. The others don't. And coil springs at each wheel And, well, more. So, now the moral. We built Vega on the premise that a little car should be just as much car as any big car, only smaller. And Vega is. If you still doubt us, compare. Go to your Chevrolet dealership. Take a test drive. Read the catalogue. Ask questions. Vega. The little car that does everything well. In the long run, it just might be the most inexpensive little car you can buy. 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