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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta V 7 The Uthbrtdgc Herald VOL. LXVI 280 NOVEMBER 10 76 Pages 'Lest we forget' RICK ERVIN photo Nixon said planning to make tapes public Inside Classified 30-34 Comics 14 Comment....... WASHINGTON Senator George Aiken said to- day President Nixon has told congressional leaders that he plans to make public the White House tapes and other Watergate-related documents after they are submitted to the federal grand jury The Vermont the Arabs gain upper hand New York Times Service WASHINGTON The strategic balance in the Mid- dle East has tipped in favor of the Soviet Union and its Arab allies in the aftermath of the October war. according to U S. military sources. While they welcomed the immediate benefits of Israel's acceptance of the American peace these sources were pessimistic about the future The salient influence in their gloomy analysis is the prospective withdrawal of the U S navy's Middle East Fleet from the Persian Gulf within a year. The Sheikdom of Bahrain on Oct 20 told the U S that the Navy had a year to get out of the Persian Gulf island. Qualified sources reported that the U S hoping to avoid eviction from asked King Faisal of Saudi Arabia to bring pressure to cancel the order The king refused to these sources because he felt the US. was not showing sufficient interest in bringing about Israel's withdrawal from the sectors of Jerusalem once governed by Jordan. Bahrein's action means that the US will lose its only military foothold in the Per- sian the source of much of the world's unless another base can be which appears unlikely. senior Republican in the was among top Republican senators and representatives who conferred Friday with the president on how the Watergate matter is affecting the government president cannot release the Watergate infor- mation to the public now be- ing in contempt of Aiken said Aiken said it is his under- standing the president cannot make the Watergate documents and tapes public until after they are given to U S District Court Judge John Sirica and the grand jury. president will appar- ently be glad to confide with the said Aiken. Aiken got the impression that he didn't mind the public but the courts have to make a decision Aiken said he understands that it would be about five weeks before the president could make the documents public because of the court proceedings. District Family Local News Markets Religion Sports Theatres TV Weather 21 J 24-26 20 29 11 16-18 .6 ......3 squad9 protection asked LOW TONIGHT HIGH SUN. MAINLY CLOUDY BELFAST William Cardinal Roman Catholic primate of all has accused the British of not doing enough to protect Ulster's Catholics from what he called Prot- estant murder squads Cardinal Conway said Fri- day that more than 150 per- most of them have been killed in Northern Ireland parly last year and that few of the victims had anything to do with the ex- i. Energy problems escalate NEW YORK Ef- forts to cut energy use con- tinue in the United but there are signs it may be too late for some consumers More speed limits were re- thermostats turned down and lights dimmed Fri- day in response to President Nixon's urgent pleas two days earlier But the energy shor- tage already is creating problems for government private businesses and home owners. Vermont Gov. Thomas Salmon reduced speed limits in the state to 50 miles an hour Friday in response to Nixon's suggestions The Washington State High- way Commission also ordered speed limits reduced to SO m p.h. but said it will take about two weeks to replace the speed limit signs affected by the change. The New Jersey equipped with electronic had no trouble putting its new speed limit in and troopers were seen giving tickets to speeders The national headquarters of the Continental Trailways bus system announced that it is voluntarily cutting speeds to 50 m.p.h. Dorhn Transfer Co which operates a fleet of vehicles in 10 states from the Mississippi River to said it has ordered its drivers to observe a 50 m.p.h. limit. John the president's top energy has predicted that Americans probably will have to line up by next spring for gasoline rationing for the first time since the Second World War Israelis will sign ceasefire From AP-Reuter Israel announced today after a day of hesitation that it will sign the new Middle East ceasefire accord worked out in U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger's whirlwind tour of Arab capitals. one thing is more important than a cease fire said Israeli Premier Golda Meir in announcing her approval. Egypt already is on record as willing to sign the six-point aimed at remtorc- ing the precarious Suez canal ceasefire and opening the way to long-term peace negotiations between Arabs and Israelis Mrs. Meir pledged that Israel will scrupulously observe all clauses in the agreement She said the only condition for this was reciprocity on the part of Egypt A United Nations spokesman in Cairo said the signing ceremony will take place Sunday on the road from Cairo to Suez City at the southern end of the Suez canal Mrs Meir disclosed the Is- raeli willingness to sign as she boarded a plane in Tel Aviv on her way to London for a meet- ing of the Socialist Inter- national She met earlier today with U S Ambassador Kenneth Keating for the second time in two days in an apparent effort to get more clarification on how the Kissinger-sponsored peace deal would work Israel and Egypt had been scheduled to sign the accord today. But the Israelis said after an unusual Sabbath-eve cabinet meeting Friday night that they wanted more details Mrs. Meir told reporters at the airport that she had been pressing for clarification on several essential add- should be a ceasefire on the in the air and on the ground. For it is impossible to have a ceasefire in only one place and have shooting in another there is a strong basis for hope that not much time will can say not many we will see our men prisoners returning from Reliable sources had said earlier that other Israeli ob- jections included the accord's failure to specifically mention the Egyptian ability to blockade Bab elMandeb Strait- at the entrance to the Red Jack of detail on a relief corridor to the Egyptian 3rd Army and a reference to a pullback to the Oct 22 cease- fire lines Another big problem in the Israeli view is the timetable outlined in the agreement who does what and when9 PEACE FORCE AIRLIFT UNDERWAY Ont. The first Canadian forces air- craft of the United Nations peacekeeping unit in the Mid- dle East left at 9 a m. EST to- day for Cairo from Canadian Forces Base Trenton A base spokesman said 11 men and equipment were aboard the Hercules craft. Six additional flights were to leaving every three to transport equipment and drivers A Boeing 707 jet is to leave at 6 a m EST Sunday with the main Canadian body of troops More than 400 be in the Mid- dle East war zone when the flights are completed At the same dis- cussions will continue at the United Nations on what other Canadians will be needed to provide along with elements of the Polish for the peacekeeping force that is scheduled to reach 000 men. It is not known how many Canadians will eventually be serving in the Middle East. tremist Irish Republican Ar- my. He said that this was part of a cold-blooded campaign by Protestant extremists who be- lieve all Catholics are IRA men or sympathizers He said concern by the British to stop the killing to be less than In one of the strongest state- ments by a church leader in Cardinal Conway ac- cused the British of wrapping cloak of almost total si- around the many of them in Belfast. In British officials said 200 Protestants were con- victed of terrorist offences this year and 33 were found guilty of murder. the violence continued as one man was kill- ed and four persons were wounded Friday night when a bomb stuffed inside a gas cvlinder went off outside a Catholic owned bar in Belfast. Police said the terrorists fired shots white the fuse was burning to prevent customers from escaping from the bar. It was the third time since August that one of the vic- tims. Owen had been wounded in a terrorist raid. About town hall staff wonder- ing which is sparkling more Lil Jame's or tier new diamond ring. Court liaison officer Dong Harris bragging about the albino pheasants he shot. Here9s why Nixon has decided to 'tough out9 crisis By GODFREY SPERLING JR. Cfertstiaa Science Monitor WASHINGTON President resisting growing pressures on him to has decided to it and for these 1. He feels that if he steps out this would be tan- A nCW8 tamount to an admission of guilt. By so he has confided to he analysis would leaving nls place in history to the judgment of his critics 2. The President is convinced he is in a much better position to defend himself while remain- ing in the presidency where information and Staff Is fuliv available He telievM was out of the White House he be unarmed and helpless and that he might well be cut to pieces by his adversaries. 3. It is the President's view that in and experience he is much better able to run the country than any successor. This Nixon position is not meant to be in way a criticism of the vice presidential Gerald Ford. But Mr. Nixon believes that Mr. Ford would be particular- ly in dealing with such foreign affairs problems as the Mideast crisis. 4. The president is quite conscious of his ex- tremely low standing in the public opinion polls. And he realizes that the pressures on him to resign now are coining from conservatives and Reniblicans But Mr. Nixon thinks he has a road back. He recalls President Truman's record break- ing 23 percent standing back in 1951 and the calls for Mr. Truman's resignation after he fired Gen. Douglas MacAithur. He refers to Mr. Truman as a and that he hung on despite toe pressure. Mr. Nixon thinks that American people like a and in the he will prevail if he keeps on fighting. the next Nixon move is very likely to be one in which he takes the offensive. Perhaps it might be another press conference. 5. The president rejects the widely spread in Congress and by many that he has lost the capacity to govern. He cites his ac- tliWU in Milbtut Pfifit hit mHtltuiwI victories in his battles with Congress as clear evidence that he still is in command. 6. The president is highly suspicious of the way the pressures on him have turned at least to some from the threat of im- peachment to a demand on him to resign. With this apparent shift ofemphasis in tactics by his critics-Mr. Nixon sees an admission of weakness that they don't see impeachment as being at all likely. Mr. Nixon feels his foes now have come to accept what he views as the realities that be has not been found guilty of any wrongdoing and that without such proof of guilt the House is not likely to impeach or the Senate to convict. it would be the Nixon thesis that as the FMult ftt MwfMaiuw In ttu rj peacbment weapon as a means of removing the the critics now have thrown all their weight of persuasion on the side of getting him to step down. All this should not be taken as a new mood of Nixon optimism. Not by any means. He knows be has a king way to go to get out of the woods and restore public confidence. But be does see the strategy of his opponents as shifting. And just because some of his Republican and conservative friends also are joining in this call for his resignation is not enough for the presi- dent to pack his bags and leave office. For a short it the president did talk over the pros and cons of resigning. as of now and at least for the be has decid- ;