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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, October 1, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 Arabs preparing grand strategy for Mid East peace talks Sea SAUDI ARABIA IF Now occupied by Israel By JOHN K. COOLEY Science Monitor HKIIU'T. Lebanon Jorda- nian Kinj; Hussein's pardon ol his Palestinian opponents and Syria's squeeze of the main non-Syrian Palestine guerrilla groups appear to be part of one grand design Its purpose, diplomatic analysts !.ere believe, is to strengthen Jordan. Kgypl. and Svria lor a possible common Arab approach toward peace negotiations with Israel. Amman. Cairo, and Damascus are more ready than ever before to prove to the outside world they seek a peaceful and honorable solu- tion with Israel, according to authorized sources in Am- man To help establish the good relations with his Arab neighbors needed to bring this about. King Hussein decided to release 754 political prisoners and to grant amnes- 'Scourges of desert' reduced to starvation By THOMAS A. JOHNSON New York Times Service CAMP LAZARETH, Niger Neatly placed among the tall, green stalks of ripening millet, just a few hundred yards from this jumble of animal skin and canvas tents, are the recent graves of scores of victims of the sub- Sahara's five years of drought and famine. It is a steadily growing cemetery for the Tuaregs, once a warrior tribe that had been the scourge of the desert. Many of their reddish- brown burial mounds are covered with thorn bushes to discourage the ever-present vultures. The graves are a reminder that the million inter- national relief effort could not save all the millions of people threatened by the famine. They also symbolize, tor many, the death of a way of life." Social scientists contend that tribes like the Tuareg will be forced to alter their desert existence drastically. Their ancient way of life is no longer permissible because it includ- ed raiding neighboring tribes for food and slaves, taxing travelers for the right to move through the desert or use of the few watering places, and forcing members of other tribes to pay the Tuaregs as their "protectors." The drought that killed un- told numbers of their people, as well as their life-sustaining cattle, camels, sheep and goats, has reduced the Tuaregs' possibilities even more. So many Tuaregs. such as the more than 5.000 who wait for deliveries of food GENERAL FARM Presents The SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET H L Pre Weather .62 .00 .22 .01 01 .00 .18 Lethbridge...... 66 Pincher Creek 69 Medicine Hat. 73 Edmonton 46 Grande Prairie 50 Banff........... 56 Calgary........53 Victoria 60 Penticton....... 65 Prince George... 48 Kamloops....... 63 Vancouver...... 59 Saskatoon......64 Regina........ 79 Winnipeg......74 Toronto......... 61 Ottawa......... 61 Montreal 60 St. John's....... 55 Halifax........ 57 Charlottetown 54 Fredcricton..... 57 Chicago .......67 New York 71 Miami.......... 85 Los Angeles..... 76 Las Vegas 96 Phoenix ,......100 Rome 82 Paris........... 57 London......... 55 Berlin......... 61 Amsterdam..... 57 Moscow 61 Stockholm 57 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Medicine Hat regions Today: Cloudy with occasional showers Highs 40 37 43 32 34 34 32 46 39 36 42 49 40 43 53 35 37 41 43 40 39 32 57 54 77 63 63 64 55 49 45 43 48 48 45 04 near 50. Lows tonight 30-35. T u cs d a y Cloud y w i t h showers. Highs near 50. Calgary regions Today. A lew periods of rain and 01 wet snow this morning changing to showers this afternoon. Par- tial clearing overnight. Highs near 50. Lows tonight near 30. Tuesday: Cloudy periods. Highs near 50. Columbia, Kootenay region Today Sunny with cloudy periods and a lew afternoon showers. Tuesday: Sunny. A lew early morning fog patches. Highs both days 55 to 60 Lows tonight 30 to 35 with Irost in most localities. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Cooler with scattered showers mostly west portion today and tonight. Snow developing over mountains. Tuesday widely scattered showers of rain or snow with cooling trend continuing. Highs today 55 to 65 north. 65 to 75 south. Lows tonight 30s west and lower 40s east. Highs Tuesday 50s north and 60s south portion. West of Continental Divide Cloudy with scattered showers today and tonight. Snow at times over moun- tains. Tuesday partly cloudy and continued cool with few snow showers over moun- tains. Highs today and Tues- dav 55 to 65. Lows tonight 30s. here in Camp Lazareth. can do nothing but sit or try to sell their rings, amulets and swords to strangers. Explaining how the camp became a satellite on the edge of a millel-larming village about two months ago. Mrs. Tan Gosi told a visitor, "our people and our cattle were dy- ing at our home in the desert near Mali. So we divided the animals and the families into four groups and moved toward the south." Mrs. Gosi. a woman of 50 who is proficient in French because she has been an animal trader, said that her own group of about 150 people, "and many, many animals." moved almost due south 350 miles over more than two months. "We lost most of the animals and many, many of our she said Her 20-year-old Asheriff. and her daughter. Mariam. completed the trek but died days alter their tent was pitched here. Her hus- band died four years earlier. The Tuareg tribesmen, who had somehow come to terms with the harsh Sahara, has generally tried to keep to themselves as animal herders in small communities that stretched from eastern Mauritania to the Sudan and from the southern portions of Libya and Algeria to the northern fringes of Mali. Upper Volta and Niger. They are thought to number Jess than a million people. Called "People of the Veil" because many Tuareg men shield their faces with a long blue cloth against the hot winds, the Tuaregs speak a Hamitic language related to that of the ancient Libyans. A Caucasian people although they are heavily mix- ed with black Americans in some regions the Tuaregs' caste system consists of a few noble families and a large ma- jority group of vassals, still a lower class of black serts. or "slaves." Many of them cap- tured during raids generations ago. do the menial work in a Tuareg village in return for protection and food. Officials say that these "slaves" can leave the Tuareg at will. Notley charges BALE HANDLING EQUIPMENT Bale Elevators Baler Twine Loaders and Stackers Are Still Available at GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES CoutU Highway Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 Fort Macleod is in progress'. All remaining highways are in good driving condition. Highway 1 reported bare and dry. Widening of one mile sec- tion of Highway No. 3 east of PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Carway 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Chief Mountain closed; Coutts 24 hours; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts fi to midnight; Wild Horse8a.m. to5p.m.; RoosevilleBa.m. 1 to midnight. Logan Pass open. sellout Premier Lougheed's agree- ment with Syncrude Canada Ltd. to develop the Athabasca Oil Sands is "the most gigan- tic sellout in the history of Canada." Grant Notley. leader ol the Alberta Democratic Parly says. He told a Committee on Socialist Studies Conference at the Univesity ol Calgary that the premier's explanation of profit-sharing for Alhertans in the oil sands project was "one ol the greatest con jobs in the history ol politics Total control over the development of the billion- dollar project remains in the hands of four American- controlled companies ol the Syncnide Consortium. Mr. Notley said "Tin1 province has lost the chance to use the Athabasca Tar Sands as a lever lor the development ol a chemical industry Here is a reserve greatest magnitude does not require speculative mveslmer and prove He .said i! the were in power "we wouldn't hesitate to re-negotiate Hie deal of the which highly to lind tv to another 2.500 persons wanted or blacklisted for opposition and guerrilla activity. Kinfi Hussein's recent talks in Cairo with Presidents Sadat ol Kgypl and Assad of Syria essentially concerned means to arrive at an honorable peace with Israel, including Israeli evacuation ot Arab terr'tory taken in 1967. these sources said By pardoning opponents he no longer considers dangerous. King Hussein is recovering more than his good relations with Kgypt and Svria. Arab analysts here believe He is getting a strong role in inter-Arab decision- making and may also receive, among other things, about SI50 million in annual sub- sidies withheld Irom him by Kuwait since he suppressed the guerrillas in 1970 and 1971. The other half of the same package is the apparent deter- mination of President Assad's Syrian government to curb Al- Fatah and smaller anti- Hussein guerrilla organizations in Syria, while preserving Al-Saiga. the group sponsored by the ruling Syrian Baath (Arab Socialist) Party A lew days ago Syria shut down the Palestine Liberation Organization