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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD June 1970 Walter Sclnvarz Israeli Views Of Jordans Troubles 71 ie Indians Are Moving Following soon after the momen tous Red Paper confrontation with the federal the annual meeting of the Alberta Indian Asso ciation last week was further vivid demonstration that the Indians are rapidly assuming full responsibility for their own affairs more im their own Canadas Indian for nearly a hundred was one of strict The Indians were too subdued to They were always Now they are doing the and the authorities are When the White Paper on new In dian policy was introduced many months The Herald objected that in one last grand effort to set the Indian the government was re peating the same old mistake of mak ing this final decision for them and not letting them make it Now all that is changed The govern on the one has con vinced the Indians it doesnt want to force anything upon and on the have shown that they are willing and able to manage their own They will make many It is up to the non Indian community not to condemn them for their mis Certainly the whites have done little but mismanage Indian Whether the Indians do better or worse is not so important as their right and duty to take charge them Brand New Ball Game What role will China play in inter national politics of the 1970s Writ ing in Current a Hong Kong publication devoted to discussions on developments in Red Doak one of the greatest living authorities on Chinese says that he believes that Chinas foreign policy will become more Although the mass of the people still pay lip service to Mao and his ideal of the Chineseled world Barnett believes that the lead ers in Peking are in a state of in decision because of the lingering ef fects of the Cultural Revolution which Mao himself let In place of the old there is a new now engaged in trying to define a whole new set of He Even though Maos brooding presence is still there and he is able to inject himself into the situation when he wants he does not have real control over the situa tion in China and the I would is basically a coalition al type of leadership in which peo ple representing interests of very conflicting sorts are somehow trying to get somehow trying to run the somehow trying to evolve new The new directions are certain to be more pragmatic than the roman tic idealist Mao would signs of Chinas willing ness to take a cautions step at some kind of political settlement with the are beginning to show There is of no indication whatever of accommodation with the She lias reopened a num ber of her embassies and lias consented to talk about estab lishing diplomatic relations with both Canada and The talks with diplomats in Warsaw have been and although they have been interrupted since the entry into they have not yet been broken These and other events are tenu ous but hopeful signs that the men at the helm in Peking have come to realize that Maos idealistic view of communism is a chimera and that if China is to survive and prosper she must move out of her present restricted fts going to be a brand new ball No longer will it be a mono lithic SinoSoviet bloc on one against a team depending on re placements from All four of the major powers in volved in the region the Soviet China and says are going to play significant influential All of including I would are going lo play fairly inde pendent and autonomous Art Buchwald WASHINGTON At the very moment that President Nixon sent a factfind ing commission to Vietnam and to report on the progress in the war over President Thieu sent a factfinding commission to the United States to find out what was going on This commission headed by President Thieus dearest Senator Daw has just returned to Saigon to give Presi dent Thieu a very optimistic picture of what is going on in the United States at the present The commission said It was Impressed with the fighting ability of the National Guard who had routed the students this spring and indicated that Americaniza tion is moving faster than anyone had ex Senator Daw Key said Predictions that President Nixons government would toppla in a few months have been proved Morale among the construction workers has never been and some administra tion officials predict the students will driven out of their university sanctuaries before the end of the rainy Senator Daw Key told President Thieu that he could now see the light at the end of the tunnel and he saw no reason why the United States could not do all of the fighting in its own country by While Hie commission said it was heart ened by what it it warned that Presi dent Nixon faced many Infla said Senator Daw is one of the United States major problems and could be a big setback to pacification in the ma jor Electrical blackouts and brownouts are predicted for the which could have a very serious effect on the natives who are dependent on air conditioning for sur Attcmpls to curb polluted waters or hold back smoke have not gone as well as ad visers would have and the infiltra tion of poisons in the air has reached new unacceptable The Daw Key Commission also said that it was concerned with the unemployment rate in the countryside which reached a new high and has been making the natives VVhile the commission did not see Presi dent Nixon it was given a tour of the newspaper plants and TV networks that were still left partially standing after Vice President Spiro Agnews heavy at tacks on The commission members were shown captured enemy editorials prov ing that the notorious First Armored East ern Establishment Press Division intended to attack the Nixon government and bring it Had Vice President Agnew not launched a counterattack when he Ag new spokesmen Washington would now be in the hands of Walter Cronkite and Her On his arrival at the airport in Senator Daw Key told newspapermen that the United States needed more time to solve its problems and he did not expect to see any miraculous changes These people need our help and under Senator Daw Key They have made great strides in the past few It is a but they have a long way to Their roads are their trains dont their telephones brcnk down and their stock market is Yet this is no reason to lose faith in They have proved that they have the capa bility and the will to and it is our job not to despair because of the setbacks they have been having delivering mail in the cities and in the The said Senator Daw is the equal of any if you just give him the good old Southeast Asian know Toronto Service Watch Jour Words Dunns Church womens group had its annual barbecue in Marg Looks back yard this Bob and Jack were there because husbands were included in I was there also and so was Don The barbecue conflicted with a golf date Don and I had but we magnani mously waived Ihe My rrforl to be sociable was given a se vere by the Peggy She singled me out as if I was some By Doug Wnlkcr loathesomc thing skimmed off Henderson Lake or dragged in from the garbage de posit in the lane and old he assemblage ssem net to say anything in my In olden days a fellow could become a pariah for collecting taxes for the enemy or for having All I did to got dis patched lo limbo was start filling em pty spaces on the page with hum ble reportage JERUSALEM If King Hussein should slop down in favor of a Palestinian re gime in some Israeli leaders and officials would be others That Chore are two views is reflected by the deliberate absence of offi cial comment here on events in Israels military policy based on calculated restraint to avoid squeezing Jordan too hard reflects the traditional view that any alternative to Hussein is likely lo be But thene is also a new wave school which looks to a Pale stinian regime in Amman as a way lo The old view is still held by most Arab affairs who consider that in a real show down Hussein could still and that in the meantime he still restrains guerrilla activi It is shared by the Prime Golda who lias not apparently moved far on the issue since she asked some months ago Who are the Palestinians In the Israeli pol icy of continued military re straint was dramatically illus trated two weeks ago when Is raeli planes avoided hitting Jordans Glior irrigation canal in spite of such provocations as the shelling of Tiberias and the rocketing of civilians in and in spile of repeat ed warnings to Jordan that the safety of the canal depended on the stale of the Tlsa canal lias just been re built after having been twice destroyed by the General the Defence said on television re cently that lie thought Hus seins latest concisions to the guerillas amounted to capitu But he did not consider that this invited any active Is raeli On the he the prospect of inten sified guerrilla activity was another reason for Israel to slay where it Tic new wave school con sists largely of Israeli doves inside Mcirs Labor Party and is championed by Abba the foreign minis It argues thai in tlie area of Hie former British mandate there is room for two n Jewish and an not for The doves began by championing a separate Palestinian State on the West but this idea lost favor when Palestinian leaders fail ed to support Eban publicly launched his plan last Broadcast ing in Arabic on Israels 22nd he appealed to Palestinians to seek a new bargain wilh in original area of the Holy Land will be divided into two sovereign in time of Eban reminded Journalists that the majority of Jordanians were adding that he had never met an Arab who thinks the River Jordan is a dividing line between two na As foreign Eban is careful not to write King Hus sein off he insists that it will be up to the Palestinians to choose their flag and their But there seems little doubt that the new partition of the Holy Land between Pale stinians and Israelis would leave no room for Could such a bargain be struck Officials less sanguine than Eban were reflecting that part of the struggle in Jor dan was that between Al Fatah guerrillas led by Yasser Ara fat the potential partner in the bargain and extreme leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine led by George If Arafat cama lo would continued pres sure from the Popular Front not turn him into a new kind of Hussein For the several days of unaccustomed calm on the Jordanian frontier have been Israels immediate bonus from events in most Israelis have enjoyed aa the best news for Look ing further officials re flected that the survival of a Hussein even weaker than be fore today seemed the likeliest outcome of the no is why General Dayan has not joined in the He knows better than most that a weak neighbor can be more dangerous for Israel than a strong Written for The Herald oml The London Roland Huntford Honest Broker To Visit Moscow And Washington TTELSINKI The Finnish Urho Kek is to visit the Soviet Union and the United States in quick succession next He goes to Moscow on July 16 for four days and to Washing ton July Both visits are of and it is not beyond the bounds of possibility that the president will be acting as some kind of honest certainly with the encourage ment of the and pos sibly that of the White House as The business that President Kekkonen almost certainly has uppermost in his mind is the European Security Conference Finland has proposed to establish a detente in and bring about a solution to the German When the conference was first some i8 months it was coldly received in most of the Western because Finns were believed to be acting on a Russian suggest Even if this is some of the original opposition seems now to have been tem The recent NATO meet ing in Rome suggested a move ment towards negotiation with the Warsaw Pact in order to relax European Furth the Russians have all but abandoned their earlier stipulation that the United States should be excluded from such a with only European Powers being ad It is possible that the Rus sians now want to convince the of a new found willing ness to establish some kind of agreement in and that a conference would be the best way to do And al though both Washington and Moscow obviously possess all New Twist To Old Tale From The Ottawa Journal A GROWING phenomenon in North American society is the new wave of man dropping out of the modern ex pressing lack of faith in tech nology and a yearning to get hack to The New York Times reports that Joe who six years ago quit his jot as a chemical engineer making aerosol cans in is typi cal of the breed sank his savings into 55 acres near Frank that had hcon aban doned since the he1 lives in a big craloshapcd wood house he built subsisting on the roots and vegetables his spent land brings Only half a mile a textile pours its wastes into the rushing spring w a t e r s of he Merrimack but Joo Ryan refuses lo despoil the river or thy land He is a man who will pol lute no Society has always had its fed up Mic nil race nf the and scokirjj a more enjoyable life in llu quiet and beauty of the fields and That new word ecology has merely given his kind a new peg to hang their hats They can now say they are dropping out of the fight not because theyre not but because of a con cern for the Its difficult to fault a man escaping the rush and smog and the crowded loneliness of the particularly if it can be done with a deep and honest belief that his action is for he good of both himself and man Alas for brave on finding how difficult can be the life of a poor mixed many will conic back to our mad mad w o r 1 But that doesnt prove they didnt have the right They Say Taking repressive measures against a social movement is like a kite against the wind I ho stronger the Ihe high er Ihe Macoini president the Univer sity of lo President Nixon on campus the direct channels they from the hot line yet there may be circumstances in which an interned a r y would be This is par ticularly as in the present both of Uie prin cipals fear that to take the in itiative would involve loss of Whatever the possibilities of President Kekkonens twin the fact that he has been asked officially to the White House suggests that he has been recognized by the Ameri cans as a potentially useful go It was not always and the new development sug gests a certain maturing in the attitude of the State Depart ment towards For years after President Kekkonen came lo power in he was thought to be un reliable because of his frequent visits to the Soviet He has been there at least once a usually in a private and next months journey is his sixteenth in that On the other his visit to Washington will only be his the last taking place in The obvious interpretation to tho United States was that Fin although claiming to be was moving close to the Russian In admission of Com munists into the Cabinet and the formation of a popular front government seemed only to confirm this interpreta The Stale Department appears lo h a v e modified its The presi dents travels and the introduction of Communists into the Cabinet are now seen as necessary measures o ac quire Russian It is one of the facts of life that Fin land is exposed to Soviet pres and that her security de pends On making her neutrality credible in and avoid ing the antagonism of the Kremlin And if the president has put such store by personal con it is based on an inter pretation of Hussion vindicated by Al the Soviet leaders are interested in not policies and on this interpretation they will only show confidence in personalities they What they most fear is a weak leader presumably since Russian history demonstrates the dire and conversely they respect a strong whatever his ide And President Kekkonen has apparently convinced them on that He belongs to the Centre or Farmers and he has a genuine desire to secure lands position among the ranks of the European neutral And so the United States now regards Finland as an accept able with Presi dent Kekkonen a respectable neu tral It is an inter esting sidelight on Scandina vian American but while President Kekkonen has been asked to visit Washington another neutral poli the Swedish Prime Min Olof w a s snubbed by the White House when he was recently in the United States on private President Kekkonens journey was announced on the same day that Palme left New York to return to Sweden and diplomats have not failed to interpret this as a demon stration of the degree of trust put by the United States on Sweden and But Palme remains an unrepentant critic of the Unit ed States in Indochina where President Kekkonen acts as if he subscribed to the more orthodox interpretation of neu This implies that since being neutral means avoiding diplomatic and military con morally it is indefensible to take If Palmes visit to Washington has been seen as the action of a little boy cocking a snook at one of bis at least President Kekkonens forthcoming jour ney is accepted as a serious diplomatic Written for Tlic Herald nml The London LOOKING BACKWARD TTTKOUG1I TIIE Increased pensions to returned soldiers and their families will raise the coun trys annual pensions bill from to The New York stock market tumbled to new lows today after three weeks cf se vere was announced by the National Broad casting Company early this morning that France has officially sign ed an armistic with The armislice will not take ef fect until six hours after Italy signs with 1358 Citizenship Minister Harris announced today that the amendments to tlra Indian Act are being withdrawn for the present in order that the various Indian organizations have more lo study the was an increasa of marriages during the past The number of births rose to from 911 and deaths increased lo 202 from in The Lethbtidge Herald 504 7th Alberta LETHIUUDGE HERALD Proprietors and Publisher Published 1905 by BUCHANAN Second Class Mm Befislralion Number 0012 Member of Tho Press and Ilia Canadian Daily Ncwspaptf Publishers Association and the Audit tlurcnu of Circulations CLKO Editor find Publisher THOMAS Mnnairnr JOK HAY Kditor Editor HOY K WALK Eft Advcitisinp Manncer Editorial Iaso Edilof THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH ;