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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta High forecast Tuesday The Lcthbriclgc Herald LXIV 79 MARCH 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS SECTIONS Stray shot could spark Mideast war By CY FOX Candian Press Staff Writer The end of the formal truce agreement in the MidoUe East has placed the cause of peace there at the mercy of a possible random shot across the Suez canal or any other minor incident likely to set off a reprisal But leaders in various capitals of the world have expressed the hope that a renewal of hostilities along the shellbattered canal would not come about in this or any other way despite the lapsing of the President Anwar Sadat of Egypt found it political ly undesirable to extend his countrys official involve ment in tie arrangement which first went into effect last Yet rather than open up on the Israelis in the absence of a pledge to avoid such the Egyp tians were expected instead to launch another diplo matic offensive aimed at embarrassing Jerusalem into a more amenable The Israelis say they were willing to extend the they rejected Arab demands for a complete withdrawal from areas conquered during the 1967 Existence at stake Arguing that its existence is at Israel also rejected an Egyptian offer to reopen the canal in ex change for a partial Israeli withdrawal from con quered Jerusalem turned down as well a Cairo offer to conclude a formal peace in return for total Israeli withdrawal and settlement of the Arab Palestinian refugee For their part the Israelis insist that negotiations are possible on all the thorny Middle East issues pro vided there are no But Cairo has repeatedly accused Israel of de liberately avoiding negotiations as part of a longterm attempt to retain the conquered territories and in crease Zionist power in the The fact that Sadat recently visited Moscow for consultations on the ArabIsraeli situation is inter preted by some Western observers as indicating that Soviet influence over Egyptian policy is greater than the relatively obscure personality who took over as Egyptian chief of stale following President Nassers death last put his own inter pretation on the Moscow He termed it proof that the Russians will back Egypt in the days ahead just as they have provided vast support up to now lo the Egyptian side of the chronic It may in that reasons its own exercising a restraining in fluence on the Egyptians as far as possible resumption of military action is In any with no mutuallyagreed truce to ensure a continuation of the uneasy the Middle East is again in a tense state and once more looms large as a major world The water bed PHILADELPHIA AP Water bed advocates claim they have never slept so But established mattress companies are looking askance at the waterfilled vinyl bladders that con form to the sleepers body and gently rock him to More than of them were sold in the Uni ted States last manufacturers The water bed began in 1967 as a formless vinyl chair filled with 300 pounds of Charles then a graduate student in design at San Fran cisco State created the chair in an effort to make a mass that would mould itself to The starch as did pounds ol He tried water next and found it so comfortable he formed a company to produce water In the last new water bed manufacturers have appeared across the Hospitals have experimented with them for burn patients and for eliminating bed sores for elderly and longtern bed Since the water and vinyl are they relieve the pressure against the body caused by conventional proponents James chief of the orthopedic depart ment at Graduate Hospital and orthopedic surgeon for the Philadelphia Eagles football is skeptical of water beds for healthy He how that anything that holds the body in suspen sion and takes the pressure off bony prominences is a good idea for certain Got seasick I cant wait to go to sleep on said Martin of a shoestore I just look forward to going home and just lying on the Its really Weinberg said his only unpleasant experience with the water bed was when he had a little too much to He said he got The water bed looks no different from any When a person first sits on he bobs up and down like a cork unlil the Violent cause waves and sloshing turning causes a rock ing similar lo a raft in a swimming Nixon claims turning over would be difficult because the pelvis sinks lower in a water Pat manager of a store that sells water naturally It is 10 times easier to turn over because as soon as you the water fills in the area and helps you he Prices range from lo n furcovered model with foam uibbcr a televisionstereo lamp and heating cuts travel ban to Communist ALBERTA LIBERAL LEADER Bob a busi nessman from Albert near was elected lead er of the Alberta Liberal Party at a leadership convention in Edmonton He is shown with his wife Russell new leader of Liberal party By JIM POLING EDMONTON CP Alberta Liberals have elected a new provincial leader who was un successful in two previous tries for the Robert manager of a public relations and adver tising agency in nearby Al was chosen Saturday as the partys sixth leader in less than seven In his bid to succeed Jack Lowery of who re signed about a year Russell von easily on the first Blasts rock Turkey Turkey AP Four including one at the American rocked Istanbul early today as politicians in Ankara kept on trying to form a new govern ment that would satisfy the countrys military The dynamite blast outside the consulate caused no But another bomb shattered windows at the Amer icanTurkish Foreign Trade and two others exploded outside newspaper It was a monthslong wave of such urban disorders and worse that prompted the commanders of the armed forces to oust the conservative government o f Premier Suleyman Demirel Fri The civilian politicians contin ued consultations in an attempt to line up a strong and re spected government above party politics as the generals They are to report their conclusions to President Cevdel Sunay by School closes after fire CALGARY CP Con naught elementary school in southwest Calgary closed its doors Monday following a 000 ire which broke out Sun day morning in the main en trance ballot over three other candi None of the other candidates 52 John and Rod all of more than 30 of a possible 324 Yates left his job as a surface foreman at a silver mine near Great Bear Lake in tte Northwest Territories to seek the Day and Woodcock are LOST IN 1967 Russell was defeated in two previous leadership at tempts and the 1967 provincial The Liberals have gone from the official opposition to a politi cal nothing in 15 They held 15 seals in the legislature in 1855 but now they have All of the leadership candi dates spoke of the partys de pressed state and stressed it must plan for the future and not expect miracles at the next expected in June or the Russell said the party will not charge around the province1 nominating candi Only sincere Liberals will be selected to run in areas where they have Russell is married with three children and is manager of a public relations firm and an advertising He is deputy mayor of the town of just north of and has been a strong voice in the MUST BUILD PLATFORJI He told delegates the party must build a platform of reform and offer a credible alternative to the Social Credit government and Conservative If weve lost our zeal for re then we should get out of Alberta But I know we havent lost our He said exploitation of Al berta resources should be stopped to ensure resource de velopment for the benefit of Al One way of doing this would be to place a surtax on natural resources exported from the Boxer defects COPENHAGEN Wlodzimierz a 20year old welterweight boxer fiom defected from a visiting Polish team and is asking politi cal police said He had been knocked out by his Danish WASHINGTON AP The state department lifted today 20yearold restrictions on the travel of American citizens to Following up earlier mea sures which loosened State Secretary William Rog ers ordered that passports no longer carry a stamp stating they cannot be used for travel to the Chinese Such a restriction is being on travel by Americans to Noith Viet North Korea and State department officials said past experience indicates that authorizing use of pass ports in the case of mainland China will make little or no dif ference in actual travel by Americans there because the Chinese Communist regime has allowed few Americans to enter the The move is in with President Nixons pledge last month to see what more might be done to create broader opportunities for con tacts between the Chinese and American who has been seeking improved relationships with the mainland reported in his February State of the World message that nearly Americans had received special permission to go to China but Peking had admitted only END WAS AUTOMATIC Under present regulations the state departments travel bans were to end automatically today unless the secretary acted to continue any or all of Some of Rogerss advisers proposed dropping the restric tions entirely because courts in recent years have struck down attempts to enforce Many citizens have travelled to the offlimits areas without official Cuba came under a different category because the travel ban there is part of the campaign to isolate the Castro Nightclub operator cut down MONTREAL CP The op erator of a westend nightclub was cut down on a street by shotgun blasts early today in what police described as the fourth underworld slaying fa the last 72 Police said George Calder a coowner of the Blue was felled by two closerange blasts from a 12 gauge shotgun seconds after he stepped from his car at a west end The gunman then stood over Wood and fired two more shots into his The victim was carrying an undisclosed amount of money in a bank pouch which was cov ered by his body when he Arms limitation talks miller way VIENNA Reuter The United States and the Soviet Union formally opened the fourth round of their 16month old strategic arms limitation talks The two delegations will hold the first workirg session of the fourth phase of ihe SALT talks at the Soviet embassy Arms iind raises tension in strifetorn Ireland BELFAST AP Fresh ex plosions and the dramatic find of ammunition intended to fit sophisticated Russian and Chinese automatic weapons in jected new tensions in Northern Ireland Security acting on a unearthed rounds for submachine guns and some for the Russian Kalashnikov riflfi which has been used by the North Vietnamese in The cache was found at a de serted farmhouse outside Bel fast It is n sinister a security officer The ammunition appeared to have been manufactured in or at least packaged there in a professional Two terrorist blasts further plagued the Rojal Ulster Con stabulary and the British troops caught between both the Protes tandominaed government and the Roman Catholic minority as well as between rival wings of the outlawed Irish Republican FACTORY An Englishowned clay prod ucts which recently laid off IRfl workers was bombed early today in a rural area 30 SNOW CELEBRANTS Snow fell for the first time in three years in Jerusalem Sun day and to mark the occasion Jews danced in the white stuff at the Wailing holi est of Jewish Border issue flares Cabinet row in Israel From JERUSALEM CP For eign Minister Abba Eban de parted fcr New York via Lon don leaving behind a cab inet row over what borders Is rael might accept as part of a Middle East peace Before his Eban told reporters that the workings of the peace mission of UN envoy Gunnar Jaring would haveto be reexamined because events of the last two months have shown serious drawbacks in Eban also noted that direct talks would be required before peace agreements could be and also said that both Israel and Egypt recognized that talks leading to the reopen ing of the Suez canal could be held before a general agree ment on the Middle East was The which broke out Sun day during the cabinets weekly was precipitated by publication in the London Times Saturday of an interview with Prime Minister Golda The interview contained a new map of peace borders pos sibly acceptable to Meirs map called for Israeli presence at Sharm el Sheikh at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula and the retention of Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan but implied that much of the West Bank of Jordan would be PROPOSES PEACE FORCE Meir proposed that the Sinai desert be demilitarized and a peace force made up of Israelis and possibly Egyptians be established Meir told the cabinet the map did not commit the govern ABBA EBAN ment at this but two op position parties introduced non confidence motions and a mi nority member of the ruling co alition said it was not satisfied with her explanation and called for further The motions of noconfidence will be debated There seemed to be little chance they would In Hafez Assad was sworn in Sunday as Syrias president and vowed to carry on the sacred struggle to remove the traces of Isi aeli ag gresion and liberate occupied Arab land East Pakistanis 77 rule Seen and heard miles from The plant was extensively damaged but there were no in because of the timing during lie early morning non working hours An army spokes man said about 20 pounds of ex plosive was Even as army and security forces kept patrols around the Squirrel Hill tavern near Bel a bomb blew out the door and some windows Three young British off duty and were murdered and their bodies piled on a lonely lane 300 jards from the tavern last About town T USINESSMAN turned babysitter Tom Turner wishing his wife Marilyn a speedy recovery from a bout with the flu mainly because I m tired of cooking The Mike family go ing for their regular Satur day morning skating session only to find on rounding the last corner that there was no longer any arena Mother of six Lois commenting on a statement a childless The stoi k sure never passed us KARACHI Reuter Presi dent Yahya Khan flew to Dacca today for urgent constitutional talks with East Pakistani leader Sheikh Mukibur Rahman as Rahman called again for his people to defy central govern ment Sheikh the leader of East P a k i s t a n s powerful Awami issued 35 direc tives in a new appeal to his peo a Dacca radio broadcast monitored in Calcutta The directives included orders for East Pakistanis lo continue to strike in the regions courts and federal government There was no indication how long Yahya would remain in Dacca or when he would meet with Sheikh wiiose Awama League has demanded near autonomy in a draft consti tution submitted following its overwhelming election The league won all 160 teats allotted to East Pakistan in the 313scat National Assembly in the general elections m Decem Since the league has taken over effective control of East which is sepa rated from West Pakistan by 1 000 miles of Indian The draft consiitulion uas to have been put before the assem bljs scheduled opening last but Yahya postponed tho setting off bitter fight ing in East Pakistan in which at least 300 persons were reported ;