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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta soft-spoken man LITHMIMI HMALD-tt found dead Albert who confessed to be the Boston Strangler of the was found dead in his cell at the Massachusetts prison at according to corrections officials. He is shown in a March 1973 photograph. sends troops By FRED S. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON United States intelligence re- ports say Poland is sending members of Its elite paratrpop division to Egypt ostensibly to provide logistics support for the United Nations Emergency Force. These reports say about 800 members of Poland's crack 6th Airborne Division are to be deployed to Egypt. The first elements were said to have in Cairo recently. It was unclear what the Pol- ish motive might be in sending parachute troops instead of ordinary units. But U.S. military sources called it a strange assignment for these Polish airborne which they said are specially trained for parachute operations behind enemy lines. U S. sources noted that the Polish approved by the United Nations Securi- ty Council after a U.S.-Soviet are supposed to handle road vehicle maintenance and other rear- area duties for the international peacekeeping force. The UN forces mission is to stand between Egyptian and Israeli forces on both sides of the Suez canal to police the UN-ordered ceasefire. Its members are authorized to fire in self-defence. This could cover resistance to any armed efforts to prevent the UN force from doing its duty. It is not known what kinds of weapons the Polish airborne troops are bringing. The United States has been opposed to the presence of So- viet or other Warsaw pact combat troops in the tense Middle East area. Air cargo rate to increase GENEVA The world's leading scheduled air- lines have voted to raise passenger fares and cargo rates by six per cent Jan. 1 to meet increased aviation fuel the international air transport association has announced. The increase will apply to all routes except the north atlantic and pacific routes where a slightly different for- mula for raising fares will be IATA said. The proposed increases are subject to approval by governments concerned. IATA is the trade organization of the scheduled with 113 member companies. IATA said recent increases n the cost of aviation fuel on a worldwide basis were about 50 XT cent. The formula adopted equired a 1 2-per-cent ncrease in revenues for every 0-pcr-cent rise in the cost of uel in order to maintain the iresenl revenue situation New Greek president definitely 'Conservative' By DAVID A. ANDELMAN New Ytrtt TioMf Service ATHENS Last George then strongman of the military junta that had ruled Greece for sii and a half sought the ouster of the chief of his first army the single most powerful branch of the Greek armed forces. He failed in that attempt. And that Lt. Gen. Phaidon replac- ed him as the second president in Greek history. As tanks rolled through the streets of Athens and steel- helmeted troops blocked the roads of Greeks watching the state-controled television Sunday saw for the first time the face of their new a soft- almost lelf-effacing as he took the oath of of- fice. SEASONED SOLDIER For most and par- ticularly most foreign the as well as the men behind is very much an enigma his politics difficult to discern beyond the facts of the life of a seasoned career soldier. definitely a Conser- said a now colleague of who last saw the General six years ago as a Greece's new president com- manded a small Greek army regiment know that his feelings at the time in the army were definitely in favor of the King And reports are that he is still lor the king But some of i his actions seem to belie this. On Dec. 23. 1917. when King Censtantine broadcast from the command post of the first ar- his plea to the armed forces to join him in overthrowing the eight- month-old the then Colonel Gizikis failed to join him. His was a meteoric'rise through the ranks of the Greek military hierarchy. And for more than a Grizikis has com- manded the sprawling first ar- comprising more than 70 cent of the army of Greece from the northern mountainous tip of the country to a point some 200 miles north of Athens where the jurisdiction of the heretofore Papadopoulos-dominated command of Attica and the islands takes over. The new president was born in 1917 in a city in northwestern ahw the hometown of Brig. Gen. Demetrios chief of the Greek military who is seen here as the new regime's strongman. In 1939. he graduated from cadet the Greek Military Academy in a year ahead of and joined the ranks of junior military officers. His at was not particularly startling. During World War he held some junior command posts in followed by similar 'positions in the army's war against Communist guerrillas from 1946 to 1950. By the time of the 1967 Papadopoulos-led he had reached the grade of commanding a small first army regiment at Uriwa. It was his loyalty at that that ap- parently turned his career up- wards. PROMOTIONS Within six years he had risen from Colonel to Lieutenant-General. He mov- ed from a regimental com- mander at Larissa to military commandment of the district of in charge of the en- forcement of martial law. It was there that be ap- parently joined forces with chief of the military since Gizikis was responsible for the prosecu- tion of anti-regime elements before the special military courts after they had been processed by the military ionvestigators of his colleague. a six-foot-two with a distinctive crewcut and abrupt was often sitting incon- dressed in civilian at one corner of the court martial carefuly watching the proceedings. By he was posted to commander of the third army the single most power- ful unit of the first bas- ed in Salonika in the north of Greece. Last he and Lt. 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