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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Lew tonighf near 25; highs Tuesday 30-35. The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 283 LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, MONjJAy, PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 28 PAGES Ted Kennedy has plenty of appeal AN ANALYSIS By ANTHONY LEWIS New York Times Service WASHINGTON Alter the Democratic convention in Miami last July one politician, and only one. asked party officials for an analysis of how the new rules just adopted would affect the choice of delegates and the? convention in 1976. That was Edward Kennedy. The intentions of Senator Kennedy are necessarily a prime subject of speculation for Democrats after the disaster of 1972. For he appears, at least at this early moment, the figure most likely to bring back the traditional party supporters who deserted this time without provoking a counter-desertion on the left. Watching Kennedy in this campaign provided ample evidence of his appeal. He campaigned for Sen. George McGovern all over the country. In Los Angeles one day, when he appeared twice with McGovern, he was twice introduced as "not the next president but the president after the next president." McGovern dealt with the possible embarrassment by saying something about the next eight years and adding, "Teddy says I can only have four." They like him Kennedy was at two rallies and two fund-raising parties that day in Los Angeles. But by far his most interesting appearance was with Cesar Chavez at a meeting of the farm workers union. There was a sense of emotional rapport with the largely Chicago group, the migrant workers whom Robert Kennedy knew so well. That occasion demonstrated one great strength in Edward Kennedy as a potential nominee: his ability to evoke a feeling of understanding, of connection, In the groups needed for a Democratic victory- George Mc- Govern, apart from his oilier troubles, never really seemed at home with audiences of blacks or ethnics. He was a man from the plains, a stranger to urban people, and he seemed most at home with a corn-fed crowd at the Iowa State Fair grounds. In policy terms Kennedy's postition is not really dif- ferent from McGovern's. He has been a vigorous critic of the Vietnam war for years; his judiciary subcom- mittee has done the best studies of civilian damage in Indocliina and has tackled the politically delicate sub- ject of amnesty. In matters of economics and health and civil liberties also Kennedy has been a courageous and effective spokesman for the liberal viewpoint. But of course liis views do not arouse the same doubts and fears as they did in McGovern's case. For the average voter it must simply be hard to see a Kennedy as a dangerous radical. As for the profes- sionals, the Dick Daleys and Jolm Baileys, they see Kennedy as one of them. Ugly campaign The presidents who have led this country into per- iods o{ sharp change have not usually done so as a matter of ideology; Americans are not ideological. They have rather been men who combined glamour with reassuring roots in the system Roosevelt, for ex- ample. Voters take a different view in choosing presi- dents than in other elections, as 1972 dramatically showed. They tend In want as president someone who is in good part a trustee figure. It Is at that point Uiat the pluses of an Edward Kennedy candidacy may trail off. Chanpaquiddick will be seven years old in 1976, but it will not be entirely [orgotlcn. The Republican candidate is not likely to let it rest, especially if he is Spiro Agnew. It takes no great imagination to foresee an ugly campaign. More broadly, there will remain doubts about the judgment and maturity of someone who would be only 44 at flic next election. Some admirers of John and Robert Kennedy who were skeptical about their younger brother feel that he has significantly deepened as a senator, but he wnuld still have to convince others of his essential seriousness. Fear for safely The strongest argument against Senator Kennedy as a candidate for president has lo staled, un- pleasant as it is: Fear for liis physical safely. The possibility of another assassination attempt w o u 1 d never be forgotten by his family or friends; indeed it would there in Hie minds of Ilic public, whether consciously thought of or not. The risk would certainly weight heavily with Ken- nedy in deciding whether lo go for the nomination not in the sense of personal fear, which is not in- volved, but in terms of Hie burden on his own and his brothers' families. Concern on that score was decisive In keeping him off the nalional ticket this year. It would be foolish lo suggest this early thnl. the Democrat have no one rise who could pul (heir parly luck toRclhn- in iriTfi. Sen, Waller Momlale, lo name one, hns n lirsU-la.ss record and hn.s jnsl proved in Minnesota Hint he loo can make liberal views politically appealing. But If Edwnrd Kennedy wanls that nomination It Is hnrd lo see anyone stopping him. There Is no reason for him lo have come anywhere near n decision yot. My guess, and If Is only Mini, is (hat Ihc mysterious Kennedy sense of obligation und ambition will combine with Ihc feeling what remains lo fulfilled from his brothers' lives to mnko him sny yes. OTTAWA-BOUND Ken Hurlburi, recenlly-elccled MP for telhbridge, is off to meet Hie olher 107 Progres- sive Conservative party members who will sit in the 29th Parliament. Retired MP, Deane Gundlock, to Mr. Hurlburl's righl in Ihe plane, is accompanying his successor lo a parly meeling in Ottawa this week. Agreement bans ocean dumping f. O L9NDON (CP) High-level radioactive wastes as well as oil mercury and cadmium com- pounds are banned from ocean dumping under an international convention signed today. The convention, which goes Into effect when ratified by sig- natory countries next year, also restricts dumping into oceans by plane or ship all compounds containing arsenic, lead, cop- per, zinc, fluorides and pesti- cides. A number of these latter items, which also include cya- nides, will require government permits before they can bo dumped. The convention calls for sptv- Tax people on strike ROME (AP) Tax vollcclors on strike in Italy today, ushering in a week of walkouts expected lo involve four million workers. Tax collcclors slopped work for 24 hours in demands for higher pay and n new Inbor contract. cial care in the dumping of low- level radioactive wastes not in- cluded' in (lie complete ban as well as scrap metal and bulky wastes wliich may sink to (lie sea bottom and harm fish or navigation. Two-clay-old quads are fine AMSTERDAM (AP) Cath- Snuek and her two-day-oUl quadruplets were reported doing well loday. The three girls and a boy were born Saturday to I he 26- year-old wife of a chemical worker. The couple has been married since 1M7. and these wore their lirst children. The babies were bom afler a pregnancy of 34 weeks and four days. Three were being kept in incubators. More talks seen WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon's special emissary to Saigon returns today amid widespread expectation that ad- viser Henry Kissinger soon will head for another peace nego- tiating session in Paris. Gen. Alexander Haig was due to report to Nkon following his after two days of talks with South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu and short stops in Cambodia and South Korea. The U.S. em- bassy described the talks with Thieu as "cordial and construc- tive." Nixon returned to Washington from Key Biscayne, Fla., Sun- day night for a few hours' stay before proceeding to his Camp David, Me1'., retreat. Kissinger weekended in New York, seeing a Broadway plav and a professional football game after which he mingled in the locker room with quarter- back Joe Namsth and others of New York Jets who had beaten Buffalo Bills 41-3. SCHEDULE SECRET Just when Kissinger will head for Paris to meet again wilh North Vietnam's Le Due Tho remains a secret. Adminis- tration officials maintained their air of confidence, how- ever, about moving toward final accorc', on ending the war. Kissinger said Oct. 26 that re- maining issues could be straightened out in one more negotiating session lasting three or four days. Since then, admin- istration officials have left open the possibility that Kissinger may need more than one parley with Tho. Hanoi envoy Xuan Tliuy an- ticipated a further Kissinger- Tho meeting in a Paris inter- view during the weekend, though he held to North Viet- nam's position that '.he session should be devoted to procedures for signing the proposed nine- point altering it. Hair's Saigon visit was a fur- ther Nixon move to overcome Thieu's objections lo the peace plan. U.S. officials in Saigon in- dicated the talks narrowed U.S.- South Vietnamese differences, apparently clearing the way for resumption of the private nego- tiations in Paris. But the Saigon newspaper Tin Song, which is controlled bv Thieu's closest adviser, said Haig and the president had made "no further progress" in their talks. FIGHTS COALITION Thieu been calling for a pullout of North Vietnamese forces from South Vietnam, a condition not specified in the nine-point plan, and has fought any imposition of a coalition government on Saigon. Haig. Kissinger's top aide, was reported lo have carried a Nixcn letter to Thieu and pre- sumably received one from Thieu to Nixon. WHY WERE PLANE'S TIRES SHOT? 29-hour hijack nightmare ends By RICHARD W1TKIN New York Times Service NEW YORK A Southern Airways jet landed in Miami Sunday night with 31 exhausted passengers and crew members of a sister plane hijacked to Cuba by three heavily-armed gunmen in a 29-hour melodrama that frequently seemed on the edge catastrophe. Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation were waiting at the Miami field to interview the returning passengers and crew on their perilous experience a nightmare marked by the shooting out of the plane's tires in Orlando, Fla., the wounding of the co-pilot and a final emergency landing on a foam-covered Hav- ana runway. FBI AGENTS RAPPED FOR HIJACK ACTION THREE IN CUSTODY The three hijackers were la- ken into custody in Cuba. The co-pilot, Billy Harloyd Johnson, who was shot in the shoulder as the twin-jet DC-9 left Orlando Saturday night for the final lap to Cuba, was taken to a Hialeah hospital. It was not immediately known whether he was shot by one of the hijack- ers or by a stray bullet from one of the FBI agents who had fired at the tires in hopes of preventing the take-off. For the passengers and crew, who had helplessly been swept back and forth across the con- tinent to nine different airports, it was safety at last. Their journey had been rudely alter- ed about p.m. Friday when the trio of liijackers, two want- ed in Detroit on rape charges and one a fugitive from a Nash- ville jail, took over the jet while it was en route from Birming- ham, Ala., to Memphis. In the course of the next 29 hours, they shuttled more than miles, setting down at Jackson, Miss., Cleveland, To- ronto, Lexington, Ky., Chatta- EELFAST (AP) Another British army was not providing at Havana for an TORONTO (CP) The FBI agents who shot out the tires of a hijacked airliner on the week- end performed a "silly, dan- gerous and irresponsible the president of the Canadian Air Line Pilots' Association said Sunday night. Charles Simpson of Montreal, president of the association, said in an interview that the shooting as the aircraft took off from Orlando, Fla., was hazardous because rubber from the tires might have been ingested into the engine intake, killing the engines and causing the DC-9 lo crash. The aircraft, with 27 passen- gers aboard, landed safely at Havana. The passengers were unharmed but the co-pilot was shot in the shoulder by one of the hijackers. Captain Jackson called lor de- tection equipment at airports to check passengers and their lug- gage and saidi another world- wide strike may be called by the Intel-national Federation of Airline Pilots at its meeting in Mexico City next month unless action is taken to stop hijack- ings. Another private army emerges 'This looks like 3 good place to dump the private army is emerging in Northern Ireland, this time composed of former Roman Catholic servicemen" who say they arc banding together for protection from the Protestants. The province remained rela- tively quiet Sunday night, but police said a man was shot in the head and seriously wounded in the countryside outside Bel- fast. The Catholic Ex-Servicemen's Association, which claims members, announced Sunday it is forming active "defensive" units lo patrol areas of Belfast. Members o! the new force will wear uniforms but the asso- ciation said they would not be armed. The association said it began recruiting in strength last week afler Protestant gasoline-bomb attacks on Catholic houses in the Andersonslown district of Belfast. The Catholics said the Air defence planes in Alta. sides OTTAWA (CP) Aircraft from Canadian and American air defence forces will take part in simulated bombing raids over parts of Western Canada Nov. H-lfi. the defence depart- ment said today. About 140 aircraft will partici- pate in the exercises. They will be tracked by radar and inter- cepted by fighters that may at times reach supersonic speeds. The aircraft will fly over cities and in parts of British Columbia and Alberta during the exercise. sufficient protection. The Catholics already have the underground guerrillas of the Irish Republican Army. The new organization apparently will pattern itself on the Ulster Defence Association, a Protes- tant group which claims more than adhe-ents. "The UDA has shown that, if you want to get anywhere with the British army, you must put thousands of men on the streets in a show of strength." Phil Curran, chairman of the Ex- Scrvicemen's Association, told a meeting of 200 men Sunday. "Our aim is lo protect our homes and families. We will be a purely defensive organization, and there will be no retaliatory action." One army source said that, in principle, there was no objec- tion to people banding together to protect themselves but that there was the danger that trou- blemakers might infiltrate the organization. initial two-hour stay, Key West, Orlando, and finally Havana again. It was at Chattanooga that the airline handed over a re- ported 2 million or more of the million in extortion money demanded by the hi- jackers. QUESTIONS ASKED The FBI action seemed to be the element in the story that touched off the most intensive second-guessing in the industry. Neither FBI, other govern- ment, nor airline officials would reconstruct the decision-mak- ing or say who had finally given the order for shooting out the tires. A second major question be- ing asked in the industry was how the hijackers officially identified a s Melvin Cale, 21 years old (the Lewis D. Moore. 27, and Henry D. Jackson. 25 had been able to elude the screening system when they boarded at Birming- ham. and heard About town WOULD HI! "tycoon'1 Tony I'iko. ignoring the pur- pose of a business Iriji in fa vnr of nn impromptu trip Amly Itiisscll jnk- ing, nt a p.nrly for volunteers of his unsuccessful olcclion campaign, that when he scratches his head he runs the risk of gelling splinters in his fingers Wendy Hnr- rows requiring a friond lo gel oul of bed mid conic down- lown lo rescue her when she locked her keys in tho cur. New rask of letter bombs aimed at Jewish people LONDON (Renter) Jewish businessmen throughout Britain have been warned by police to treat their mail wilh caution to- day following Ihe discovery of toiler bombs during the last llrcc clays. A special squad of Scotland Yard formed dining Hie lo nHi.'dinah1 in- vestigation inlo (his latest rash of Icllor bombs, issued tho wavninfi Sunday nighl. It said: "Under no circum- stances should anyone lampor wilh o: nllcmpt lo open n Icller they are suspicions of Us ori- gin." All in loiter bnmbs-17 in London (wo in had been mailed in New Delhi or Bombay. Police arc certain Ihey are being sent by an Arab guerrilla organization. Hundreds of sacks of mail from India are being stored in isolated areas at ixtst offices all over They will remain inilouchcfl until special vny detector's have been hopefully within the next two days. The first leller bombs reached London Friday, se- riously Injuring one. man. Tho last of Ihe was found Sunday in a Jewish-owned business in (llasgow. An nrniy bomb clis- posnl squad was called In (o de- stroy it. But police have warned there eould he up Ic1 30 more letter bombs slill undetected. A Jewish coherence in Lon- don heard a threat. Sunday that private Jewish organizations might lake matters inlo Ihcir mvn hands ir Ihc fight ngainst Iaelie5 Lawyer Malvyn nonjiiinin, vice-rhairmnn of Ihe right-wing llcrul movement, said: "We ran no longer be conlent lo wait for Ihc next attack. It is us who must wage nil unrelenting nl- tark." Ho was addressing a meeting of Ihc Brllish section o[ Iho World Jewish Congress. PASSENGERS RETURN Passengers from lhe hijacked Southern Airways jol thol came back Ic. Miami from Cuba Sunday nighl ride down escalator to U.S. cuslomi office al Miami International airport. (AP Wircphoto) ;