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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Both sides shriller and angrier November LETHMIDOt HlRALD-25 Tit-for-tat fighting since Vietnam ceasefire has new tone By JAMES M. MARKHAM New York Times Service South Vietnam There is a strange gap of perception between those who live in Vietnam and many public figures who talk about it from a distance. President Secretary of State Henry A. the nobel peace prize com- mittee to mention only the most prominent persist in speaking of the Vietnam war in the past tense. Last tor Nixon asserted that brought peace to something we haven't had and didn't for over 12 Before the United Nations last month declaring that uncertain peace in Indochina must be world community can- not or relapse into war in that But from here the question seems to be whether the un- certain war will degenerate Jobless figures decline WASHINGTON -The unemployment rate in the United States took a sharp and surprising downward turn last falling to 4.5 per cent ol the work the lowest jobless rate since March 1970. the government said today. The unemployment rate had remained stuck at 4.8 per cent since June The labor department said I he big decline was posted be- cause employment was ex- tremely strong in rising by 570.000 to a total 85.7 million on a seasonally- iidjusti'd basis. It was the second straight monlh that the number ol peo- ple with jobs had in- dicating that the country's economy is perhaps much stronger than even govern- ment economists have been into a more certain one. In the last month the tit-for- tat fighting that has prevailed since the January cease-fire has taken on a new tone and a new scale. both sides have become shriller and angrier in their denunciations and ac- cusations. President Nguyen Van Thieu has been touring the country -warning that the Communists are preparing for a spring offensive and has been telling his commanders to stage preemptive strikes against menancing for- mations. At the same time the Com- munists have given orders to their troops to retaliate at place and in appropriate forms and Last week the North Vietamese military newspaper. Quan Doi Nhan Dan. accused the Thieu government of crimes against the people of South and threaten- ed in return. Both sides have been notching up their military ac- tions. The North who wiped out a ranger camp west of Pleiku on Sept. have continued to attack in the central highlands and are reported to be infiltrating their division size 470th tran- sportation group across the the coast. The South Vietnamese air force has been striking repeatedly in Binh Dinh. on the central in the strategic region north and northwest of Saigon most in Chau Doc on the Cambodian a long-time infiltra- tion corridor. In several battalion-size engagements notably in Tay Ninh and Dinh Tuong provinces the South Viet- namese army has been badly bloodied. Throughout country the Communists begun to make key arteries less blowing up mining trains and attacking outposts. The South Vietnamese believe that this is sign that their of Communist-controlled areas is taking before the they say. the Com- munists had an economic interest in keeping the roads open. The International Commis- sion of Control and Super- though newly bolstered by the Iranians who replac- ed the frustrated Canadians remains powerless to arrest the spread of the fighting. have got to unders- tand that we are not an inter- national police said a high-ranking commission member recently. has to be a common ground for and right now it doesn't Thieu has never had any real interest in engaging in the high-risk suggested by the Paris agreements a triangular arrangement between his -.upporters. the Communists and the neutralist And the while willing to try the political were hardly prepared to abandon their military op- tions. All of that intransigence has led to political stalemate and more' war. Water level restoration suggested EDMONTON Recommendations for restoration of water levels in the Peace Athabasca delta of northeastern Alberta will be made in an interim report by the Alberta Environment Conservation Authority by Dec. 1. The chairman of the authority. Dr. Walter says the report will be filed with the Alberta and Saskatchewan governments in time to permit a spring start of construction on a remedial dam in the delta. The EGA held public hearings in September on ways the low water levels in the 1.5 million acre delta could be restored. Operation of the Bennett Dam on the Peace river in British Colum- bia was blamed for the lower water levels. A federal-provincial task force recommended construc- tion of an underwater weir on the outlet of Lake Athabasca to back up water in the delta. Dr. Trost said he expects a joint submission and meeting w.ith the Chipewyan and Metis residents of the delta area before an interim report is filed. Letters sold TORONTO The Metropolitan Toronto library board says what may be the world's best collection of material about Sherlock Holmes and his creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle soon will be housed in the board's central reference library. The board has spent to add to its collection of 69 letters and seven postcards signed by the author of the detective tales. The New York collector who sold the letters advertised them as the longest run of letters by Conan Doyle regarding Sherlock Holmes and the Holmes series outside the family KILLED Ga. Po- lice said Vicki Lynn a Playboy Club bunny appar- ently was electrocuted when she waded into an illuminated water fountain in front of an apartment centre here. This man is having the time of your Alberta Check Stops can stop him before he stops you. The driver behind you could be the death of you. Next drivers who drink too much are expected to fill the equivalent of a 300-grave cemetery. They are also ex- pected to maim or injure more tnan women and children. There's only one way to prevent this. Impaired drivers must be kept off the To stop we must also stop safe drivers. When you come to a Check have your pink card ready. Your delay will be kept as brief as possible. The driver we all want to keep off the road may be the one approaching you. The drinking driver with'death on his breath. CHECK STOP ALBERTA CAN MEAN SAFE DRIVING. HELP US KEEP THE IMPAIRED DRIVER OFF OUR ROADS. Under the auspices of The Solicitor General's Department ;