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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta - THI LCfHBMDOI HERALD - Wednesday, March 9, 1971 Tories renege on their Persian Gulf troop pledge LONDON (AP) - The Con-Mrvative government is going to follow a timetable set by Labor three years ago and have British troops out of its nine protectorates along the Persian Gulf by the end of this year. This reneges on a Tory campaign pledge of last spring. The treaties giving Britain control over the states' foreign affairs and making their protec. tion Britain's responsibility ex- Sire Dec. 31. Sir Alec Douglas* tome, the foreign secretary, told the House of Commons Monday they will not be renewed and ISO years of British dominance will be ended. "Elements of British forces could be stationed there on a continuing basis to train the Arabs" if the ruling sheiks wish, Douglas-Home said. He added that Britain would help arm and finance the sheikdoms' defence forces. A British presence would be maintained through frequent visits by Royal Navy ships and regular joint training exercises by the British army and the RAF, he added. In place of British protection, Douglas-Home recommended that the emirates and sheik- New stamp coming OTTAWA (CP) - The post office will issue 24 million stamps March 24 honoring Sir Ernest Rutherford, a pioneer of modem atomic research, it was announced Tuesday. doms confederate to form one state along the southern end of the gulf. This plan is in trouble because of the reluctance to join of Bahrein, an island just north of Qatar whose 200,000 residents would constitute half the population of the state. The policy is a sharp about-face from the vigorous Conservative criticism that greeted the Labor government's announcement in January, 1968, that Britain's traditional role east of the Suez would be ended. At that time, the Conservatives said withdrawal would create a vacuum in the valuable oil-producing region that might be filled by the Soviet Union. Prime Minister Edward Heath's campaign platform said the decision would be restudied and the implication obvious was that it would be overturned, But Heath ran into opposition from Saudi Arabia and ban, which said their armies could maintain peace without Britain. And the Conservative govern- ment has access to no more money to keep troops in the area than Labor had. Britain entered the Persian Gulf in 1820 when local sheiks traded co-operation against pirates for British military guarantees. In 1892, Britain took control over the foreign affairs of the states. BURRO'S AGE Burros may live to years old. be 25 Sorry Mr. Elgin, we're selling your watches for only 39?5 It's our Spring Sale! Never before have we sold Elgin watches with all these features at less than $89.95 Don't take it personally! We sent our buyers to clean you out of several exciting Elgin watches, and we're passing the savings directly on to our customers. We can't help it if our buyers did even better than we expected. Buying is their job-just as selling is ours. So, don't feel too badly, Mr. Elgin. Our once-ln-?-'^'-time Spring Sale will put more of your great wa^,.^a on more peoples' wrists. If you want to say goodbye to your watches, better hurry over to Peoples, Mr. Elgin. They're going fast at $39.95! WHEN WE GET SPRING FEVER-YOU GET SPRING SAVINGS! USE YOUR CREDIT... peoPL.es CRGDIT jeweuLeRS NO DOWN PAYMENT NECESSARY! Centre Village Mall - Telephone 327-1303 OPEN DAILY 9 A.M. TO 6 P.M.; WEDNESDAY 9 A.M. TO 1 P.M.; THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 9 A.M. TO 9 P.M. [TV HIGHLIGHTS! WEDNESDAY MOVIE: Beach Party, 8 p.m., Ch. 7: A1963 comedy about an anthropologist who is studying the species teen-ager. Stan Robert Cummings. SPORTS: Hockey, 6 p.m., Ch. 13: The Vancouver Canucks meet the Maple Leafs in Toronto. SPECIAL: The Living Arctic, 8 p.m., Ch. 7: A twfr&our report on the north's wild life and the progress of man's industrial development. DRAMA: Name of the Game, 8:30 p.m., Ch. 13: A documentary on ecology seems to have been helped along by convenient coincidences. With Pete Duel. VARIETY: Music Hall, 9 p.m., Ch. 9: Chet Atkins, Boots Randolph and Floyd Cramer are tentatively scheduled to appear on an all-star, country-western festival of music. DOCUMENTARY: This Land, 10 p.m., Ch. 7: An investigative report into the fishing practices of foreign fishermen on the Canadian east and west coasts. MOVIE: Gunman's Walk, Midnight, Ch. 7: A rancher's son clashes with a newly-hired, part-Indian ranchhand and determines to get the better of him. Stars Tab Hunter. THURSDAY TALK: Mantrap, 9:30 a.m., Ch. 13: A fashion consultant criticizes American women's taste in clothing. TALK: Archbishop of Canterbury, 10:30 a.m., Ch. 13: The elected head of the Anglican Church tells why he loves his job. TALK: The Separated Man, 3 p.m., Ch. 7: First of a two-part study of divorced or separated men who have kept their children with them. Trimbles Listings Programs are lifted by the radio and television \f ni i on Any variation in program sheduln* is du*1 to InV mmuf'1 changes by the stations and is not the rrsponsibility of i vi Herald or Trimbles Tire Supply. WEDNESDAY NIGHT 6:50 6:05 Dinner showcase- 7:30 Bill Brown 8:00 7:00 Back to the Bible 9:00 7:30 Voice of China 7:45 Musical Interlude 12:00 8:00 World Tomorrow 8:30-2:00 a.m. Simulcast 1:00 CHEC-FM THURSDAY *-3* 8:30 Breakfast with Ron Rosvold CHEC * Farm Show News Fifteen Mlnuttt to News, Wthr., Sports The Hour MMuasl?rwf?heWG.orfl. "0N- ,TH�U TU�- Ferguson News 15 minutes to the Total Information . , h0"r , Hour *:M John Henry Oliver Music with Gerry gill Brown Glvens 1:00 otner Slda >fvltt* Stock Market , , J� 11:40 The Baron 12:40 In Conversation THURSDAY 7:10 Thought for Day 7:15 News (c) 7:30 University of Air 8:00 Miss Helen (e) 8:15 Sand Box (c) 9:00 Ed Allen . 9:15 Parlons Francals 9:30 Buckshot (c) 10:00 in Conversation c 10:30 Wild Whirl ot Fashion (c) 11:00 Peyton Place 11:30 Man Trap (c) 12:30 Buckshot (el 1:00 Movie: Strange Bedfellows 2:30 Famous Jury Trials 3:00 Another World (e) 3:30 Trouble with Tracy 4:00 I Dream of Jeannle (c) 4:30 Wynne's Pad (c) 5:00 Fllntstones (c) KRTV Great Falls Channel 3 (Cablevision Ch. 9) 45 Salute Agriculture Somerset (c) 00 Today Show (c) 11:30 As the World Turns WEDNESDAY NIGHT 6 5:30 Mayberry 7 R.F.D. (c) ' 6:00 News B; 6:30 Men form 8 Shlloh (c) 9 8:00 Hawaii Five-0 9: 9:00 Kraft Music Hall 10: 10:00 News 10: 10:30 Tonight Show THURSDAY 10: 6:15 Our World 11: ,, t j . . ... 12:00 Days of Our Lives 00 Today In Montana 12;30 The Doctors (c) 1:00 Another World (c) 1:30 Edge of Night (c) 2:00 Gomer Pyle