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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, May 32, 1970 THE LETHUIDOI HIMIO 23 German Sides Frosty BONN (Keuters) Both Chancellor Willy Brandt and East German Premier Willi Stoph today declared them- selves wiling to meet each other again, despite an appar- ently fruitless second summit conference in Kassel Thursday. But Stoph said he was pre- pared for another summit only if Bonn adopted a "realistic at- titude" and granted East Ger- many full diplomatic recogni- tion. Brandt, arriving home in Bonn today, said he hoped there would be another session, but there had been no decision on what level a possible future po- litical dialogue will continue. But talks with East Germany "will go he said. Failure to reach agreement on anything more specific than continuing the exchange showed the width of the rift dividing the two parts of Germany, and how much patience will be needed, Brandt said. STOPH COMMENTS In East Berlin, Stoph said in a television interview that basic questions were rejected by Brandt, and that the ODposinf viewpoints of the two sides had not diminished since the firsl summit conference in Erfurt, East Germany. Brandt's proposals lacked one important relations between the two states accord- ing to international law, the East German leader said. Both sides refused to call the five hours of tough talking complete failure, but no nrog- ress was made in settling differ- ences between the two states and no firm agreement was reached to meet again. Premier Willi Stoph stuck rigidly to the East German de- mand for full diplomatic rerog- nition by Bonn. The Communis' state's readiness to continue contacts depended on West'Ger- many taking a realistic attitude to the problems dividing the two state, he said. Brandt put forward a 20-poiri program to build a special in- tj-a-German relationship, includ- ing the exchange of representa- tives in the respective capitals, HINTS AT ACCORD Brandt, in a statement during ttie afternoon session, struck what appeared to be a more flexible note in his attitude to the East Germain demands for recognition. West Germany expects an an- swer to some of the questions it raised in the talks, he said. "If we receive such answers I am sure that the question you define as recognition of the Ger man Democratic Republic couK abo be solved in Brandt said. Some West German political observers interpreted Brandt's remark as going as far as possi We to induce the East Germans to come back to the conference table. Conrad Ahlers, Chief Wes German government spokes man, told a news conference in Kassel Thursday night he is no sure whether there could be an- other summit as early as thi: autumn. TALKS TOUGH The spokesman for the Eas German delegation, Peter Lori told reporters the tone of the Kassel talks was tougher than at the first summit in Erfurt East Germany, in March. A major reason for the some times frosty atmosphere wa: massive demonstrations boll for and against the Communis East German government am its demands for recognition. Before the summit startei three youths tore down am trampled the East German flag outside the conference hotel bringing a strong protest from Stcph. Later the East German leader was also upset when a wreath- placing ceremony at a monu ment for the victims of fascism postponed because o massed demonstrators. Bank Computer Has Hangover L9NDON (Reuters) Robin Esser must be the world's biggest his bank's computer is to be believed. Robin's credit account showed he spent more than at his local liquor store. But evidently the bottle of gin and the ginger beer, which was all Robin bought, gave the computer a hang- over. As well as debiting Rob- in's account for the equiva- lent of it also tacked on an extra But now Robin's account is all square, and the bank manager wrote him to apol- ogize for the computer's error. OTTAWA (CP) The post office appears to be worried about the development of alter- native mail services and has been trying to discourage their growth with hints that they are illegal. Postal officials, questioned about the legality of such serv- HARD HATS HAVE THEIR SAY-Steel-helmeted construction workers, who joined in a massive show of support for the U.S. administration's Indochina war policy, exhibit- ed these expressions 05 they woited near New York's Hall to move out on a march down Broadway. Many of the men wore slogans and decorations on their hard hats. The rally and march was sponsored by the New York Building and Construction Trades Council. _____________________ Alternative Mail Services Worry Postal Officials U.S. Pilots Kill Nine By Mistake From SAIGON (CP) United States pilqts accidentally shot up a group of South Vietnamese marines operating in Cambodia, killing nine of them and wound- ing 15, the U.S. command dis- closed today. A spokesman said American helicopter gunships opened fire on the marines Thursday two miles inside the Cambodian frontier. The command also reported another incident in which a U.S. soldier was killed when an artil- lery shell was fired into an area 20 miles southwest of Hue, South Vietnam, where 101st Air- borne troops were operating. Both incidents are under in- vestigation, the command said. Meanwhile, South Vietnamese troops continued sweep opera- tions after their latest thrust into Cambodia but reported only light and sporadic contact with guerrillas. The or so infantry who crossed the frontier in South Vietnam's central highlands Wednesday to seek out what had been believed to be the last guerrilla sanctuary left un- touched in Cambodia, reported no casualties themselves. Guer- rilla- casualties were not known ices, reply that the post office by law has a monopoly on the collection, conveyance and de- livery of mail. They say that only the post- master-general can authorize alternative methods of postal delivery. If someone began han- dling a substantial volume of mail, action might be taken under the act, it is suggested. During a national postal strike fa 1968, a number of pri- vate delivery services were set up but the post office was un- certain how to deal with them. A justice department ruling was asked for and justice officials said that only the postmaster- general, by law, can authorize alternative methods of delivery. However, there were no pros- ecutions in 1968 and none are contemplated so far as another. national strike looms and alter- native private services develop. A postal official said there is no objection to a business using its own employees as mail cour- Wins In Lottery KITCHENER, Ont. (CP) Robert Eickert, 35, a dump truck driver with Kitchener's works department, learned Wednesday he had won the prize in the New York state lottery. The first thing he plans to do is pay off the mortgage on the home he shares with his mother and five-year-old daughter. He doesn't plan to quit the job be has held for five years. OFFER EXTRA FUNDS WASHINGTON (AP) The House of Representatives appro- priations committee approvec Thursday an additional for continued devel- opment of a civil supersonic transport aircraft. It also in- cluded in a omni- bus appropriation bill funds to employ new air traffic control personnel. icrs. It is the "third party" that is causing the unease. "You might be contravening a law of the official says. "It becomes somewhat difficult of interpretation." Trudeau Still Wowing 'Em On Pacific Area Tour SINGAPORE (CP) rnirty- five minutes after getting a marathon send-off from Kuala Lumpur, Prime Minister Tru- deau arrived here today for a marathon welcome, at the start of a 27-hour visit to this tiny na- tion. At each end of the short flight, in stifling 87-degree tem- peratures the touring prime minister shook about 100 hands, stood on a dias to hear 0 Can- ada played twice, and inspected a 60-man guard of honor. At Kuala Lumpur, Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman pulled out all the stops to make Trudeau's visit to Malaysia an historic event. He led a procession of about 100 dignitaries to the airport to say good-bye to Trudeau who Thursday announced that Can- ada is prepared to grant low-in- terest loans of some toward a hydro-electric develop- ment in that country. Earlier in the day, Trudeau signed agreements providing some in the form of loaas for resource studies in Malaysia. Both Canadian and Malaysian officials were delighted with the visit, a highly-publicized event in Kuala Lumpur. Archways of welcome were erected, the red-and-white Ca- nadian colors were flown from lamp posts and even some bridges were decorated with Christmas-type lights. Trudeau's declared interest in the Pacific was given an open-arms recep- tion. Seek Maniac In Ontario PALGRAVE, Ont. (CP) Provincial police began a door- to-door survey Thursday be- tween this town and Gormley, 25 miles away, in hopes of catching a suspected maniac be- fore he can kill again. Chief Insp. Robert MacGarva, conducting the survey, said he "hopes to come up with some- thing fairly definite soon." Police have said they believe the same man shot and killed Helen Ferguson, 37, here Tues- day and Doreen Moorby, 34, fa Gormley May 6. Both women were schoolteachers' wives and both were shot in the back and in the head. Police said it is possible the kUlef, who gained entry into the Ferguson home by saying he needed help for a sick baby in his car, may have tried to get into other homes and been turned away. Palgrave is about 25 miles northwest of Toronto. You can pay the price of a Pontiac and get a car without Pontiac's smooth Wide-Track ride, big-car comfort and high resale value. Or you can get a Pontiac. Size up the cars-and the deals. At your Pontiac dealer's. Today. AUTHORIZED PONTIAC DEALER IN IETHSRIDGI PHONE M7-S70S -See your local authorized Pontiac dealer- ENERSON MOTORS LTD. ai7 4th AVE. SOUTH UTHBRIDCE, ALTA. ;