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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Canada urges bolstering peace force machinery UNITED NATIONS Canadian Ambassador Saul Rae urged the United Nations Wednesday to strengthen its peacekeeping machinery and put the financing of each oper- ations on a firmer and more equitable footing. At the same he wel- comed the move to link peace- keeping with peace-making which emerged with the Security Council's establish- ment of the new Middle East Emergency Force Placing Canada's views on peacekeeping before the UN's special police Rae said the world body's adminis- trative machinery and proce- dures need but noted in the case of the new emergency there had been greater co-operation between members of the Security Council than ever before. Noting that the council is re- sponsible under the UN charter for maintenance of international peace and Rae a long we are witnessing movements towards this concept to the point where the permanent conscious of the ex- pectations of the international community and of each other's and in the face of a threat to inter- national peace and have been able to work together in the or at least to refrain from exercis- ing their He expressed hope that this willingness of the permanent OLDMAN RIVERS POTTERS GUILD Presents the CHRISTMAS SHOW December 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 2 p.m. to 5 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. BOWMAN ARTS CENTRE Everyone welcome the France and harmonize their positions was a fortuitous occurrence but a new In contrast to past protracted disputes over the financing of peacekeeping the UN this time had revised a special scale of assessments to defray the cost of UNEF. felt that peacekeeping costs should be paid out of regular UN assessments Canada's members should seize the pre- sent opportunity and the new mood within the Security Council and the General Assembly to examine how the methods for the financing of other peacekeeping oper- ations might be reviewed in order to put them on a firmer and more equitable Rae recalled that the Security in setting up had emphasized importance of negotiations between the parties concerned under appropriate auspices aimed at establishing a just and durable peace in the Mid- dle is a strongly ex- pressed intention to link peacekeeping with peace- making. my this link is one of the most impor- tant elements which went into our decision to participate in the present For generations the Russians made a vodka from potato spirits. we introduce to Canada a vodka which is a delicate blend of fine grain and potato spirits. ROSTOV VODKA Insurance firms faring poorly Helping sort the mail An off-white phosphor which glows green under ultraviolet light was prepared by Drs. Joseph and Charles Orlando of the General Electric Research and Development Centre in N.Y. This dye will be placed on the vertical edges of Canadian stamps so that now being installed in 14 major post offices across can automatically face and cancel letters per hour. HIJACKERS NO LONGER HEROES Lebanon Hijackers are no longer heroes in the Arab They scuttle from airport to airport begging denied asylum by once-friendly regimes and denounced by the guerrillas they claim to represent. The three young gunmen who commandeered a Dutch jumbo jet Sunday wanted to strike a blow for the liberation of Palestine. Four days and thousands of miles they were willing to settle for new passports and sanctuary. The reason for the hi- jackers' plummeting status appears to be that terrorist tactics have become an em- barrassment in a new climate of negotiations and an image of responsibility follow- ing the recent Middle East war with Israel Guerrilla leaders who were applauded for fighting when there was no war now want a piece of the peace action. They want respect at the proposed Geneva peace hijacking isn't respectable. can't convince the world you belong at the nego- tiating table when your com- Switzer critical of TV sets TORONTO A TV consulting expert criticized makers of receivers Wednes- day for engineer- ing of sets created to cater to public price preference rather than for quality reception. Israel an inter- nationally known electronics engineer based in told the Canadian Radio- Television Commission that practically no receiver marketed can get a good pic- ture on an average cable channel and a few perform well on broadcast channels. Mr. Switzer formerly of Alta was a witness for Maclean-Hunter Cable TV which is con- ducting an experiment for im- proving cable signals for its subscribers at St. through the use of the newly-developed monically related system Set through the Electronics Industries Association of ob- jected to the new system Tuesday. A major argument was that it would disrupt the engineering of cable customers' sets. Mr. Switzer replied that the cable firm had been forced into the advanced system through CRTC pressure to ex- pand cable coverage beyond the standard 12-channel cutting down the anticipated 10-year lifetime of the present system. felt impelled to ex- periment with HRC before augmenting the number of he said. The St. Catharines experiment has been on since August. The current proMems he because of cable systems and say nothing about the mandos are dragging frighten- ed civilians around in stolen said one guerrilla who preferred to re- main anonymous. put our cause on the but now it's The first hijacking that soured the Arab world and the leadership of the Palestine Liberation Organization oc- curred July 20 when five hijacked a Japan Air Lines jumbo jet on a flight from Amsterdam to Tokyo The Boeing 747 was greeted by closed airports and darken- ed runways in several Arab capitals before it was allowed to land in the Persian Gulf sheikdom of when the hijackers and 140 passengers sweltered on a desert airstrip for four days before heading for Libya. At the hi- jackers allowed the passengers to blew up the aircraft with ex- plosives and surrendered to Libyan authorities. President Moammar one of the guerrilla movement's strongest sup- sent them to jail and threatened to chop off their the traditional Moslem penalty for thieves For the first senior guerrilla leaders publicly dis- avowed hijacking as a tactic that embarrassed Arab alienated foreign allies and disrupted commercial air traffic- with little impact on Israel. EDMONTON The provincial insurance industry has generally done poorly because of lack of direction from the Alberta Bill chief ex- aminer for the insurance said Wednesday. Mr. McKinnon was testify- ing before a public inquiry which is investigating the failure of P.A.P. Holdings an Alberta-based conglomerate involved large- ly in the sale of insurance. He said that of eight in- surance companies granted charters in the three years following the enactment in 1926 of provincial legislation permitting the establishment of provincial insurance only three still are in good standing. Before 1962 private in- surance companies had to ob- tain a licence from the federal government to operate in Alberta. The main problems ex- perienced by provincial in- surance companies are under- capitalization and inex- perienced said Mr. McKinnon. POLICY STATEMENT He said he had sought without success a policy state- ment from the government since 1967 on problem areas in the insurance industry John then superintendent of agreed that steps should be taken to help build the in- dustry but P. B. deputy provincial took a said Mr. McKinnon. Mr. McKinnon acknowledg- ed a memo from Mr. Howard in 1971 in which Mr. Howard said the companies must try to raise additional capital and that he was about Singer killed by guitar LONDON The body of pop musician John Rostill was found in his home recording studio and a friend said it was believed his electric guitar electrocuted him. returned recently from a tour of the United States and Japan. government involvement in their management. Mr. Howard't memo also said toe government had no statutory responsibility to maintain an Image of the province as a place where financial institutions would likely to remain solvent. In previous Albert Jaastna of founder of P.A.P. and former president of a related ttemopolitan Life Assurance said the companies lost 15 million in an unsuccessful atympt to purchase contrpll- ink interest in a British Colombia conglomerate. NDP caucus in Edmonton OTTAWA A special New Democratic Party caucus will be held in Ed- monton Dec. hear briefs on the oil situation. Oil en- economists and other interested parties have been asked to give their views to the caucus. The day NDP leader David Lewis will lunch with officials of the Great Cana- dian Oil Sands in Fort McMurray and tour the com- pany's extraction plant. Keep Christ in Christmas InMrMd by Knighti of Lcthbrldgi Council 1490 NORTH LETHBRIDGE PRO STORE FOR HARD-TO-FIND 324 13th St. N. 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