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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta TNI H1IULO Marcos fights rebels on own grounds ftve erodes the tab gee fteoesleg M tie UkWMM wart. The Philippines have simply melted said a visitor from a northern province where Communist and New People's Army insurgents formerly were active. He added that many of the insurrectionist are local fanners and peasants who have given up their fighting guerrilla roles for the time be- ing and have returned to peaceful agrarian activities. government has taken over their most popular slogan land for the peasants and is actually distributing some land to local this Filipino continued. Philippine armed forces and under explicit orders from President Mar- meanwhile have kept up relentless pressure on roving dissident bands in the northern provinces that have been their traditional stronghold. Whatever the the communist threat appears to have genuinely receded in the 11 months since martial law The Philippines By HENRY S.HAYWARD Christian Science Monitor was imposed on the pines. Leftists claim they have been bereft of viable leadership and policies. The they has un- dercut their main land by moving although the plan still is in its confused stages. Some for ex- are reported rushing to get their land out of rice since it is riceland that is being taken by the government for the peasants. They are shifting into other crops. This is not always but it is one way some MAZDA ROTARY Ask the others when their rotary engines will be ready. We've really started something. landlords try to escape selling their land to the government at what they regard as low prices. But if the Communists in the north have been notable for lack of activity under mar- tial the Muslims in the south have more than made up the giving the Marcos forces unexpectedly strong and prolonged resistance that has proved a heavy drain on government troops. This contrasts with the quiet north where NPA leader Jose Maria Sison has not been heard from recently. He and his hardcore followers have been driven underground. Some speculate that Mr. Sison may have fled the country. Some senior NPA officials were captured or surrendered in central Luzon as so the organization's ability to mount even a hit-and-run offensive may have been im- parted. Yet at the outset of martial Mr. Marcos cer- tainly seemed convinced that a Communist offensive was imminent. Experts on insurgency say the Communists have lost their power and supply bases in central Luzon. Martial law clampdowns mean less anti- Marcos money is available to support their military ac- tivities. And Peking and Moscow seem uninterested in giving financial support to Philippine leftists of any at this juncture. On informants claim government forces have sustained substan- tial casualties. Some of these are due to the use of 18- year-old recruits with just a sprinkling of seasoned veterans. The who number three million out of a popula- tion of 40 are tough as American soldiers under General Penning dis- covered at the turn of the cen- tury. Whole families can take refuge in the jungle or foraging for food and living a simple life with the men ever ready to ambush a small con- stabulary convoy. The military and on the' other require a variety of and logistical which makes Muslim guerrilla- chasing difficult as well as 'dangerous. The Muslims of the south long- have been discontented with Manila claiming nobody there understands their problems. More recently their resentment has grown over being pushed from their land by government- sponsored Christian settlers. Some young Muslims are sent to ostensibly to study the but it is to get paramilitary training there. Muslim teachers from Arab nations such as Libya meanwhile go to ostensibly to teach the Koran but actually to en- courage Muslim and dissent. The Muslims also get tup- port from Indonesian wet- who cross the narrow channels to Philippine and from Malaysian If the four-man Islamic fact-finding delegation that visited Mindanao and Sulu in mid-August carried home favorable report on Philippine development for the the situation may gradually improve. The foreign ministers of Saudi and plus a special am- bassador from ex- pressed hope their mission would be start of perma- nent peace in the It was taken for'granted they would hear stories of Manila's discrimination against but they also would have heard the Marcos which claims no deliberate anti-Muslim policy and asserts law and order has been largely restored in the southern islands. Well-guarded presidential palace No America's longer U.S. driving habits may change drastically WASHINGTON A stiff new car-tax proposal could change the driving habits of many Americans by switching most United States car production to compact which get more miles to the gallon. A 35-page treasury staff study recommends a high tax on new cars if they get less than 20 piles to a U.S. gallon of gasoline. The U.S. gallon is four-fifths the size of the Canadian gallon. x The tax would start in 1975 and rise over a three-year pe- riod to give manufacturers time to convert to more economical models. When fully the which consumers would pay once only when they buy a new could range from SIRS Dynamic new design in grained Kashmir Walnut color. Features new Speaker that pro- jects sound in a reflective manner. Spotlite Panels illuminate channel numbers. Solid-State Custom Video Range VHP Tuner and Zenith Synchronistic 70- position UHF Channel Selector. Volts of Picture Power. Zenith Power Transformer. Telescoping Dlpole Antenna. Molded cabinet in grained Kashmir Walnut color. Features Solid-State Custom Video Range VHF Tuner with Custom VHF Fine-Tuning. Zenith Synchromatic UHF Channel Selector for Tuning. Volts of Picture Power. Zenith Power Transformer. Round Speaker. Telescoping Monopole Antenna. '199 quality goes In bfton tht gott Smith's COLOR TV APPLIANCES 236 13th 8L N. Phone Choice of Beige or Light cabinet colors. SolM- Stata Custom Video VHF Tuner wtth Custom VHF Flrw-TunTng. Zenith Synchromatte UHF Channel Selector UHF with a M in VHF selection. Speaker for rich FM Sound. Volte of Picture Power. Telescoping Monopole Antenna. '209 CLOSED MONDAYS Opwi Thiirtday and Friday Till 9 more than for luxury limousines to nothing at all on small cars. The staff proposal would have to be cleared by the treasury and the White House before being submitted to where two similar bills have already been introduced. MISSILES WERE REAL ROME Experts have determined that two missiles found in the posses- sion of five Arabs near Rome's international airport Sept. 5 were in perfect woric- ing police an- nounced. The five Arabs have been held in jail since their arrest under suspicion of being Palestinian Arab guerrillas who intended to shoot down an Israeli airliner on the anniversary of the Munich Olympics tragedy. SHOPPING SPREE WITH THE PURCHASE OF EVERY NEW MOBILE HOME OR SECTIONAL HOME PURCHASED DURING OUR NOVEMBER SALE AT MOBILE HOMES SALES LOTS IN BROOKS The Lethbridge Herald think PART IV PICTURE QUIZ 5 POINTS Can you name thla former NHL star now with Houston Aeroa of the HOW DO YOU RATE7 71 IM TOP tooae TO M M turn et t r ITnml FAMILY DISCUSSION QUESTION How might ttw Watergate oaee have been handled differently If the U.8. had a parliamentary system of foreramentf STUDENTS Valuable Reference Material for Exams. YOUR NEWS QUIZ PART I NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL Give yourself 10 for each correct answer. 1 By a 14 to 0 the UN Gen- eral Security adopted a Soviet-American resolution calling for an tn- place cease-fire In the Mideast. 2 Henry Kissinger of the U.S. and of North Viet Nam were named Joint winners of the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize. a-Nguyen Van Thieu b-Le Due Tho c-Xuan. Thuy 3 The House of Commons opened its fall Bitting with all parties pledging support for legislation raising family allowances from the current level to a monthly average of a child. 4 Several thousand persons came forward on the final day of the drive to convert illegal immi- grants into landed Immigrants. Immigration Minister had repeatedly stressed that only applicants with serious criminal back- grounds or other highly-unusual problems would be rejected. 5 President Nixon fired Archi- bald Elliot the special pros- ecutor in the Watergate case. PART II WORDS IN THE NEWS Take 4 points for each word that you can match with its correct meaning. 1.....coup 2.....intervene 3.....allocate 4.....truce 5.....prosecute a-dlvlde into shares according to plan b-sudden of a government cease- fire d-come between e-put on trial In a court of law PART III NAMES IN THE NEWS Take 5 points for that you can correctly match with the 1.....Gabriel Louner John Turner 3.....Dave Cutler 4.....SUnley Knowlu Leveeque a-Finance Minister b-NDP House leader c-Parti Quebecols leader Union Mattonale leader e-Edmonton Eskimos plaoe-Ueker inc. ANSWERS ON REVERSE PACE ;