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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Herald Third Section Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, May 19, 1973 Pages 27 to 34 The world examines WATERGATE By BERNARD GWERTZMAN New York Times Service nCHOUSE "Limited Time Offer" Capitol Furniture and Smith's Color TV are proud to announce that they have combined their purchasing power to bring the people of South Alberta genuine savings on Westinghouse Wash- ers and Dryers. "Save, FREE BONUS with laundromat Hand Wash Agitator Usually an extra-cost item, it's free during this sale only. Ends hand washing forever! FREE BONUS with Dryer Non-tumbling drying rack. Usually an extra-cost option, free for this Sale only. Dries sneakers, shoes, buckled beits, etc. quietly without tumbling. Removable. Westinghouse LAUNDROMAT Westinghouse DRYER Two agitators: deep ramp for regular loads, "Hand Wash" agitator for delicate fabrics and small loads. Five water temperature combinations, including three for different Permanent Press fabrics. Two speeds for heavy duty and delicate washing (on Variable level water saver for loads from 4 to 18 Ibs. Double wash action: centre agitator moves clothes one way, the rotating ribbed tub the other to keep every item in the tub in constant motion. Heavy duty transmission, motor, pump and suspension. Available in avocado, gold or white nsianT monon. Non-tumbling drying rack included, allows quiet drying of sneakers, belts, etc. snaps out for regular drying. Auto Dry cycle ideal for permanent press and knits, ad- justable from "Less Dry" to "Very Giant 16" diameter opening to ease loading and unloading. Safety start button and safety door switch. Even-drying Cross Vane tumbling system helps prevent small loads sticking to tub walls. Improved oir flow gives faster drying, allows longer distance venting. Available in avocado, gold or white SMITH'S V FOR OC 236 13th St. N. Phone 328-5541 326 5th St. S. Phone 327-8578 WASHINGTON the Watergate scandals have raised doubts among some officials about President Nix- on's ability to conduct a vig- orous iveign policy, overseas criticism of the administra- tion has been light, and Am- erican foreign relations so far do not appear to have suffered any significant dam- age. A detailed survey by cor- respondents of The New York Times in the last week also indicated that despite the heavy overseas news cov- erage of Water fiie, there has been no rise in anti-Am- ericanism. In fact, the contrary seems to be the case. Time after time, officials and newspap- ers have expressed admira- tion for the American sys- tem of checks and balances and for the doggedness of a free press in bringing the af- fair to lijht. In some countries with a long tradition of corruption in high places, there were ex- pressions of surprise that Am- ericans could get so excited about Watergate. These other points were made by the survey: Two forms of allied con- cern have been voiced pri- vately. European allies, for instance, have expressed ap- prehension that when Nixon meets with the Soviet Com- munist party leader, Leonid I. Brezhnev, next month, he may be so eager for agree- ments to offset the bad publi- city, that he may "give away too much. Saigon officials, worried that Nixon may be weakened politically, have voiced fear of a cut-off in American support if the Dem- ocratic-led congress has its way. The Soviet Union and China, which in the past would have seized on Water- gate as "proof" of the decline of capitalism, have said near- ly nothing about Watergate, in line with their improved relations with Washington. Some fairly bland articles have appeared in the East European press. Nixon's command, the American. foreign policy ma- chinery has been operating at full capacity, despite or as skeptics say, because of Watergate. In addition to Brezhnev, Nixon will be meeting soon with President Pompidou of France, and still plans to visit Europe and Latin America this year. Although Congress is rebuf- fing him on the bombing of Cambodia, Henry Kissinger has gone to Paris for new talks with Le Due Tho, Han- oi's chief negotiator, on cease- fire violations. The survey in- dicated no impairment of American Embassy opera- tions because of Watergate. Although Nixon is not a popular figure abroad, his foreign policy achievements have been widely admired, and this has led to ex- I) assions of concern in such places as Israel, over what the future might bring if he were forced to leave office. In many parts of the world, the Watergate affair has been a major source of cafe con- versation. No where is this Uj case more than in South Vietnam. There, despite gov- ernment apprehension about the impact of the scandal on American aid, the press has been having a field day, not- ing that the United States is no less corrupt than Vietnam. Vietnamese seem to love intrigue, mystery, and com- plex and surreptitious organ- izations. They feel there is something almost Viet- namese about the way Water- gate has unraveled itself. A country by country breakdown of the survey fol- lows: Britain The Watergate is viewed with extreme seriousness at the highest levels. Prime Min- ister Edward Heath and his aides like Nixon and want to see him remain in office. They would like to see him emerge less tainted than he now appears to them. Officials fear that as a re- sult of Watergate, Nixon's re- lations with congress will de- teriorate and that the presi- dent will not get the trade bill that would allow him the leeway Europe wants him to have in the negotiations later this year. Moreover, there is some concern that Water- gate has weakened Nixon's bargaining position with the Russians. Argentina Largely because of the at- tention focused on the recent eelction victory of the Per- onists and the friction among the Peronists, the military and the urban guerrillas, Watergate has been virtually ignored in the press and in official circles. Even mili- tants with a passionate in- terest in politics, show no in- erest in it. France Although France objects strongly to many of Nixon's foreign policy proposals, par- ticularly those dealing with the "new Atlantic French officials seem to re- gret the Watergate affair and wish it would go away and leave Nixon to be argued with and criticized in terms of foreign policy. So far, Watergate has had no impact on French-Ameri- can day-to-day relations, with plans proceeding for Pompi- dou's meeting with Nixon. This does not mean that the subject will be ignored in their discussions but rath- er that it will have a subtle influence on the climate. Press reaction is heavy, but divided. Some publications refer to Watergate as a pass- ing episode, while opposition papers, seeing similarities vlth the French government, draw morality lessons from the secrecy and corruption. Israel The Watergate Affair has created a widespread shock in Israel. It has generated genuine concern among offi- cials who have always be- lieved that Israel's b e s 't friend in the U.S. has been the president, a feeling dat- ing to 1948 when Harry S. Truman recognized Israel's independence despite state department recommendations against it. Because of this, and be- cause of the close working re- lationship that has been es- tablished betw Premier Golda Meir and Nixon, offi- cial's here see the 'Watergate as fraught with potential consequences for Israel. "Anything that threatens Nixon's prestige and influence Continued on Page 34 COOLING SYSTEMS For Any Size Home or Building FREE ESTIMATES Cooierator Window Coolers Manufactured by McGraw-Edison 5000 B.T.U. 0 J.OU 8000 B.T.U. 6000 B.T.U. 178.80 B.T.U. 289.20 LARGER SIZES AT THE SAME LOW PRICES CHARLTON HILL LTD- YOUR AIR CONDITIONING CENTRE 1262-2 AVENUE S. PHONE 328-3388 A mighty man was a mighty thirst to match. His style? Lethbridge Old Style Pilsner! The beer big enough to quench a thirst that was hammered out of heat and fired in the forge. Beer slow-brewed and naturally aged for honest old-time flavour. Old Style Pilsner: you can't beat it! TRADITION YOU CAN TASTE FROM THE HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE ;