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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta rnurwuy, octOMr ll, 1173 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD Protesters Japanese student demonstrators are surrounded by riot police as they march in front of the U.S. naval base m Yokosuka. They were protesting the arrival of the U S. carrier Midway under a new arrangement with Japanese government to make Yokosuka her home port. Jordan plans to keep out of mid-East war WASHINGTON (AP) -Jor- dan, remembering its severe territorial losses in the 1967 Middle East war, intends to stay out of this round if it can, say United States intelligence analysts. But the analysts report that King Hussein of Jordan is un- der mounting pressure to send troops, tanks and planes against Israel to help the Egyptians and Syrians Some of this pressure may be coming from officers in Hussein's own army as well as from other Arab leaders, the U S. specialists believe. In the Six-Day War of 1967, Israel captured Jordan's fer- tile food-growing region west of the Jordan River. Some U.S sources think Hussein might order his forces to try and recapture the lost west bank lands if the Egyptians and Syrians deal the Israelis a major setback. Jordan, which has the longest Arab border with Israel, has not committed troops to the current war, although it claims its anti- aircraft guns have shot down Israel jets flying toward Syria Jordan's army, once rated the best among the Arabs, lost most of its tanks in the 1967 war Its small air force was knocked out at the same time. Rebuilt since then, the Jordanian army totals nearly men in five divisions and has about 400 U.S.-and British-built tanks. Its air force still is small, numbering about 50 planes. As during the 1967 war, many Arab countries have pledged support for Egypt and Syria, but most aid is limited so far U S. intelligence says that 35 Algerian bombers were re- ported to have landed in Egypt within the last couple of days. Iraq is said by Israeli in- telligence to have sent 50 planes to reinforce the Syrian air force, which is understood to have been mauled by the Is- raelis Morocco had about sol- diers in Syria when the fighting broke out and at least some of these are said to have seen action alongside the Syrian army fighting in the Golan Heights. This Moroccan contingent arrived in Syria during the summer Otherwise, a number of Arab countries, such as Saudi Arabia and Libya have put their armed forces on alert. Saudi Arabia and Lebanon are described in intelligence reports as anxious to avoid direct involvement in the war. Ton Egyptian general trained in Soviet Union BEIRUT (AP) Maj.-Gen. Saadeddin Shazli, the Egyp- tian chief of staff who helped plan his army's thrust across the Suez canal, took a military training course in the Soviet Union and says he also studied infantry tactics in Hie United States Arab officers who knew him say the 49-year-old general is a "first-rate, aggressive field commander." Shazli commanded Egypt's elite Special Forces along the Suez canal until President An- war Sadat tapped him for chief of staff in mid-1971 after a purge of top military leaders. He was thought to be a voice of moderation, telling Sadat that his troops did not yet COURSE FOR TOURISTS SASKATOON (CP) A French course for tourists offered by the extension department of the University of Saskalchownn includes weekend trips to French- Inn g u n g c communities. Emphasis is on ordering meal.s, seeking accommoda- tion .ind oilier problems likely to confront a traveller have the capability to take the field against Israel. But he also was aware that his soldiers were becoming more and more restless POPULAR WITH MEN Shazli is a popular com- mander and is considered a soldier's soldier. "They admire his skill, high education, toughness and effi- said one source. In a broadcast Tuesday night, Shazli said his troops' push through Israel's Bar-Lev defensive line on the east bank of the Suez canal "shattered the myth of Israeli superiority" and transformed the Sinai Desert "into a vast graveyard for the enemy Shazli graduated from the Egyptian military academy in 1939 and nine years later fought in the first Arab-Israeli war. He became a paratrooper in he may have gone to the United States three years later took command of a paratroop unit. He was a corps commander in the 1956 Suez war and later served two years as Egypt's military attache in London. He trained in the Soviet Union in the late 1950s. Arabs well equipped Israel fighting fiercest war in its history By COLIN BICKLER TEL AVIV (Reuter) Israel is embroiled in the war of its 25-year history, battling the best equipped armies yet mustered by its Arab neighbors. The intensity of fighting, particularly on the southern front against Egypt, was summed up by the com- mander of Israel's forces in Sinai, Maj.-Gen. Shmuel Gonen, who said the latest conflict was the hardest since Israel's creation in 1948. Israeli war, the fighting is taking place further from pop- ulated areas and, although it has been bloody and costly to both sides, the major action so far has been in the huge Sinai Desert or on the rock-strewn Golan outside Israel's pre-1967 borders. In previous Arab-Israeli battles the Israelis scored heavily with the element of surprise. This time they were not 100 per cent prepared for what appeared to be strong and co-ordinated thrusts by the Syrian and Egyptian ar- mies Saturday. The Israelis say they saw a build-up in Arab forces a week before, but for all that let their soldiers go on leave Saturday for Yom Kippur (Day of the most solemn occasion in the Jewish religious calendar. FORCES UNTRIED The 1948-59 war, known here as the War of Independence, was a combat between hastily improvised Israeli forces, fighting to create a homeland against Arab armies largely untried in modern warfare, and divided politically. The Israelis had to im- provise and used the lessons learned in the battles then for the offensive strategies used in their lightning pre-emptive strikes of the 1956 Suez cam- paign and the 1967 war Maj.-Gen. Sharon Yariv, special adviser to the chief of staff, Lt.-Gen. David Elazar, told reporters Tuesday night that a political decision was taken not to make anv pre- emptive move against and Egypt, apparently so tiie world would know Israel was not seeking What he did not explain was why partial mobilization only began in earnest a few hours before Israel reported deter- mined attacks across the 'ceasefire line in the Golan Heights by the Syrians, and by the Egyptians across the Suez canal. These had to be borne by the standing army, much of it composed of 18-to 20-year-olds doing their 30-month military training who found themselves facing the Jnost unconventional war situation met by Israel. Israel's leading military analyst, Maj -Gen Haim Her- zog, said earlier this week that for the 1967 six-day war, Israel had six weeks to mobilize, including a couple of weeks for special training. This time it was a matter of hours. NOW, acme Merchandise Distributors offers fabulous prizes In addition to everyday low prices acme's GRAND PRIZE! A tit MOTOR Acme s Grand Prize draw will reward some lucky shopper with a fabulous Rustler motor home, worth more than All you have to do to enter is visit your nearby Acme store, fill out an entry blank and deposit in the colorful entry barrel The draw will be held next May and you re free to enter as often as you please between now and then. Bonus monthly prizes for "Lucky Catalogue" holders Acme s 1973-74 merchandise catalogue is filled with a glittering assortment of items at impressively low prices and this year, every catalogue is imprinted with its own special number Each month from October to next April, 10 of these numbers will be selected by computer and winners will receive valuable mercnandise prizes Color tv sets stereos and exciting holiday trips will be among the prizes awarded in one or more months Winning numbers will be posted at all Acme stores across Canada on the first Friday of every month beginning on October 5th If you have an Acme catalogue make a point of checking the number on the lower left corner of the back cover against the winning list if you don t have a catalogue you can get one free from any Acme store, while supplies last Get your "LUCKY NUMBER" CATALOGUE TODAY.. Shop and save at acme every In addition to the Grand Prize, the contest offers 10 prizes of 000 in from any Acme store W'nnsrs can choose from diamonds watches, tv's stereos anything from the great selection of merchandise in the Acme catalogue And with Acme everyday low prices, will get some great buys1 CONTEST RULES: 1 Coolest open to anyone except employees of Acme Merchandise Distributors or any Neonex International company or their families or members of the company s advertising agency 2 Entry for Grand Prize draw can be made at any Acme store No purchase is required 3 Monthly prizes awarded only to Lucky Number catalogue holders on the basis of random computer selection Catalogue numbers matching the winning numbers musi be presented at your nearest Acme store A Winners of both Grand Prize and monthly prizes will be required to dnswer correctly a skill testing question 5 Contest close April 30 1974 acme MERCHANDISE DISTRIBUTORS Year 'round lew prices ;