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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Tu..doy, Novcmbtr 33, 1971 THE UTHBRIDOr HERAtD Jft Picasso stolen LOAN KOK AI-AU'IMLM JOI'IIVM-IM M: T i i Nixon using UN as whipping boy SrE By STEl'llKN SCCl'T UNITED .NATION'S (LT) United S'.ales President Richard appears to bo using the United Nations as a whipping bov as ho attempts to cope with a difficult situation in Washing- ton. That seems the only interpre- tation of a surprising statement issued by U.S. Ambassador George Bush commenting on the speech given in the general Assembly 24 hours previously by Deputy Foreign Minister Chiao Kuan-hua ol China The statement mentioned the "intemperate ol the first Chinese speech here since being admitted to (lie UN' and added: "What is dis- the derision to launch participation in this world body by firing these empty cannons of rhetoric." The statement astonished some observers. The consensus among some China hands brought over from Hong Kong by the U.S.-was that the Chinese speech was a tough restatement of known po- sitions. It was, most believe, intemperate. NOTHING UNEXPECTED An informed Western ob- server told correspondents that there was nothing unexpected in the Chiao speech adding: "Sur- prises were hi .si ore only for those who hoped to be sur- prised." Even Bush :-M immediately nftcr the speech rmly tliat it was a forceful and not surprising re- statement of positions that the U.K. could not support. Then 24 houis later, after talking to officials during a visit to Washington, he issued the formal statement. Nicholas King, the U.S. press officer here, was pressed at the daily American briefing for cor- respondents to give examples of the "intemperate language." He said he would nave to clr.ck with the ambassador before an- swering. The Chieo statement was completely clear of the usual Chinese propaganda iiisults such ES "running dogs of impe- rialism." Observers said that in some respects it came down harder on the Soviet Union than on the U.S. The, main point Chiao made was that China does not believe that the superpowers should run the world or the UN. He did demand U.S. troop evacuation of Sfculheast Taiwan and South Korea and make some other anti-American statements, but only in the muM matter-of- fact manner. It could hardly be expcclcd that a Communist speaker would not make these point. LET CHANCE GO Then too. the Chinese let go by a marvellous chance to slam the U.S. Tuesday when they joined 105 otter countries in a demajul that President Nixon no! approve legislation tasscd bv Congrcs' which call-' fur 'he importation of Uhodcsian chrome, which h-v a Sflcuritv Council embargo. >'evcr have so nianv countries i voted against the T.R. on a res- olution here and it was r, per- i feet opening for a Chmc.--c dia- tribe. But Ambassador Huang Hun contended himself with saying only the resolution was I in'lire with Chinese policy. Tlis for sls'cmont seems lo be that Nixon :s pro- tecting his rear from the con- in 3 difficult time when he is at- tempting to get foreign aid through Congress and planning his visit to Peking. Conservative have bean un- happy at the way tilings have been going here since before the fateful Oct. 25 voting in which tba People's Republic of China was admitted to membership and the r.S. two-China propos- als were defeated. Apparently Nixon was think- ing of this 'conservative feeling i when the White House issued a statement Oct. 2'.; criticizing the behavior of some delegation? after the voting. This :vt element is said tu have 'helped influence the defeat of I his foreign fid bill in Congress. He seems to want la check conservative criticiism before it gets strong enough to make 'sage of aid legislation in Con- difficult before: 0 uiih a was here by I'.caid .1111 off the alarm, Cmjil] .Mortgage and Ifo.-sina of the new port '.f Vanc.wvcr I'-i-jm' his trip to thcv gu away with the, i' iv-o' f'jTtm will be diificuit. _.....__ _ Great Lakes pollution pact long overdue but bit closer Bv PETER BUCKLEY annex governing con-; Lakes could tsr-re.-i-Wns WASHINGTON fCP) The trol of phosphates has encoun-; implications, asrecment wrs to be in the I e r e d formidable obstacles-: Still another consideration words of a Canadian cabinet! with the United Stales changing that has cropped up has to do minister, "a model for other its basic policy on phosphate- with the circumstances under 1 w-h pVl fh.i fin.1 agreement Wl] countries." It may live up to that advance billing "eventually. Meanwhile, bearing laundry detergents and being hit simultaneously with strict new budgetary controls which tli? final agreement will bo signed. President Nhon is billinp evenluallv Jlcanwmie. strict new tunuuio more than five months later, it i which strike particularly hard to visit Canada next .Pnr.g-.n.-. Irs also bccun to look like a if. its new policy. date has been sc --and the Mpv __ ___ j___ ..niinvAe i-ln'j hiip inrt rrsnrl SOP Or u 5- model of a different onstrrting the pitfalls other na- other 'annexes dealing ing could make the son with the discharge of wastes toric1' occasion ho likes. misrrrtirii ...in D- tas can expect in tackling the from lake ships and construe- i However. is 8pliarently thornv nav question of intcrna-: (ion st.-indards for such vessels i pressure from some UWUIV Ji 1 ____ irt Un mnro inpntc ml Ivi 1 O Cet trO tional pollution. ional pollution have proven to be far more ments on both sides to pe, the Environmer.t' Minister Jack complicated than was originally agreement signed as as Davis's nroDhetic words dc-1 foreseen negotiators arc. possible, so tin- long-ovei-due scribed a mulli-billion-dollar still trying to produce workable battle to tix lakes can get ...T i inrtlifr program involving Canada and the United States, designed to save the Great Lrkes from a cancerous growth of pollution. As presented in Washington tarf lure 10 after a vear of One sotu-ce who keeps a close and a day of watching brief on negotiations controls. Neither side seems discour- aged, however. FIELD UNEXPLORED cabinet-level the rsrce- ment lacked cnly seme fine- print detsils before it would be ready for signing. field. It was said then it might he said the hvo countries made unusually good progress" moving without further di-by, Indian treated as invisible man It ws "aid then it minm DC And or.c of the American ne-1 VICTORIA (CP> Frank eomnletcd" bv carlv autumn, or gotiators commented: "Every- Howanj. New Democratic __i Mimcf ie en Tlpw in Of I at av aprc mnletcd bv early autumn, or yunciivia e u the latest' bv year's end But thing is so new in questions of member of Parliament I'umn has without j the environment, every time [or "cjteena, says society has i TCemert ?Vd sources oiose to you turn over you the Mian as the "ra- the sneak increas- inffly ff the possible need for rsl more mor'hs of work. something else to worry about. visible roan'' for too long and he advised Indians to play it "hot. hard heavy" to achieve their "However, we're moving along. It's a good agreement. I IJI--I.AV ibut because it's kind cf t____ -I'licnl difficulties and tho ground-breaker it needs lets of Addressing the British Col- ionrs'of holh work." Association of nor-stanis i lo be h-wnd A substantial part of that: Indians. Mr. Howard told them i clov. nivrfion cf phosphates, blaoned become more politically at-, fanda snd i v''or'; i? heing directed to the (jvc improved living 'for much cf the damage to Lake I conditions Eric. A fundamentally different Kc Indian people in approach by the two countries i rijcorj' hut not in practice the Triterl f-iates to nak widc-rantxirjg ard concerted ef- fort to clean up the Hrent crme a'lcr consultatiras he- twcen the "overnTierts r.nci after the International Joint Commission recommended u-- gc-'it to 1'alt a ri-astic hi1: complicated sn Canada is insisting on an al- most total ban en pbctpbatcs in have 'the education and job opportunities as anyone else in Canada. Mr. Howard accused the Brit- >sh Columbia government of ycf.r ago to the plicht determents, a position recom- ,-m menderi the IiterrjUional in the miaitly of Joint Commission r'e'b'y'comes ir.ni- u-s- KEVEFSES STAXn_ -.vitiiin the wov- r-r-cn-p from Ot-1 Cut American null-onties re- pducational system ar.Wmcnt.! _ their Tn-d-au nvernment ar-' nuaVied cpposiuon to phcs- narrntlv arccnl wr.uM avommcrded in- me of crilirism it slc.-rtth.it ,h.y cont.nue he has had'to face at l-.no m a sa.o deta'ioratina relations with the alfernaiive _is_ Do- Uriled Slr'cs. As a result, American tiators Ix-ccme larly that the U.S. gov- ernment is still firmly commit- ted to reaching cgrcemcnt and that all branches involved in the m ni'Kvh- several American state? and p-TticV counties plan to ban phosphates. negotiations arc workin to see it through. "It is definitely Amcricrn government policy to conclude an one U.S. nego- tiator said. "It may appear that we're dragging our feet, but that's not our intention." FEKI, rHKSSiniK He volunteered the informa- tion that American officials working on technical details of the accord arc "under consider- able flack" to complete their work because of pressure from Canada and, to a lesser degree, from Nixon offi- cials who are also anxious to p.-tlvr Ihe political rewards of a pirueerii'g From bolh Canadian and U.S. close to the negotiations 1 1 :ucs this picture of the cur- K r.i the talks: !i "1 'S all hut on ,1 preamble to the .wcni. fcliini! out the broad j.1'1 the Uvo en- c, rs veil as en ?ix or nine inn-.-xcs outline specific cf pn'lutimi and meth- ods to control them. Informed sources say tlw final agreement seems likely to con- centrate on results rather than methods. The two sides will probably agree on certain standards of water quality, with Canada reaching the standard through its ban on phosphates and the U.S. llrrough improved gcwage- treatment. facilities which re- move phosphates. Having decided on this ap- proach, however, the American side was ordered by the pursc- walching Office of Management ard Budget to produce detailed estimates of the additional cost could reach hundreds of millions of dollars. The result has apparently been a nightmare for the U.S. environmental protection ad- ministration, whose employees are paddled with the Job, and delay in negotiations on the in- ternational level. PKOm.EMS DIFFER Difficulties sin-rounding con- Irols over Irke-going vessels arc of a different character. One source said that, since the lakes are used by ships of many nrtirns around the world, any refulaticrs drafted by Can- ada and the U.S. for the Great report father clicked during meal MONTREAL (CP1 Dr. Ar- thur F. Vallee, head of the ra- diology department at Si. Luc Hospital, died Saturday night in a Montreal restaurant after suf- fering a cerebral thrombosis. Dr. Claude Vallee. son of the victim whs was dining with his father, today denied earlier re- ports that his father had choked to death on a piece of meat. When Dr. Vallee collapsed on the floor of the restaurant, his son told a doctor at a nearby table that his father was an asthmatic. The doctor, who remains uni- d c n t i f i e d, immediately per- formed a inci- sion at the base of the throat to permit fcer passage of a carving knife while olher -c taurant customers watched si- lently. made unusually good progress TT j in a complex and largely unes-1 too j CHRISTMA GIFTG HEADS ONTAIilO PCs TORONTO (CP) W. 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