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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta China-Soviet Relations Warm Up By VINCENT BUIST VIENNA Soviet Union's relations with China, while still far from cordial, have improved in recent months and propaganda exchanges between Peking and Moscow lack their former stridency. Possibly no party official either in Moscow or Pe- king expects this present lull to lead to a resumption of the normal relations which existed between the two Communist neighbors in the 1950s. The Soyiet Union still maintains some 30 fully- equipped divisions along the troubled border with .China, which, according to Western estimates, is more than it has in Europe. Western analysts continue to cast the Soviet Union and China in the role of traditional enemies. But no less an authority than President Nicolae Ceausescu of Romania has drawn world attention to the modest but perceptible improvement in relations between the two giants. Romania has deftly kept lines of communication open to both Moscow and Peking throughout the worst of the ideological 'quarrels and is in a good position to evaluate the Soviet-China situation. Agreements Possible Ceausescu told an interviewer recently that the im- provement in relations between China and the Soviet Union led him to believe that agreements on the state level could be reached between them. He did not elaborate but presumably he had in mind a resumption of trade which throughout the 1960s dropped to practically zero. Meanwhile, a chill has developed in the hitherto ex- panding relations between Moscow and Washington. Political analysts are concerned to diagnose this deterioration to determine whether there is a cause- and-effect relationship developing in the Moscow-Wash- ington-Peking triangle. Is the slowdown in negotiations in Europe and be- tween the U.S. and Russia due to deliberate manipula- tion by policymakers, or is it the result of outward pressures to which leaders on both sides are reacting. In all the main areas of negotiation between Mos- cow and the West there has been either a halt to pro- gress or a discernible worsening of hopes for agree- ment within an acceptable time scale. This is true in the Middle East, where the conflict is proving difficult for either Washington or Moscow to control. But in the Caribbean too, American officials claim- ed to have detected naval base construction in the Cuban port of Cienfuegos, perhaps for use by Soviet nuclear submarines equipped with missiles. U.S. Concerned An American statement said1 the U.S. would view with utmost seriousness a Soviet attempt to establish a strategic Base in this region. The Soviet Union denied planning to build a base, but the incident revived memories of the 1962 nuclear confrontation between former Kremlin leader Nikita Khrushchev and the late president Kennedy. In Europe, four-power talks to ease the situation of West Berlin hang fire. In Eastern Europe, the feeling that a new and unwelcome period of tension has opened up between the big powers has been reflected in party editorials. It is not clear whether the Kremlin has merely opt- ed for a period of wait-and-see, or whether it is apply- ing a brake to East-West developments as part of its policy of trying to cultivate the Peking leadership. Peking, of course, scornfully branded1 the August Soviet-West German non-agression treaty as a. second Munich pact and claimed that Moscow was seeking an accommodation with imperialism in order to be free to turn on China. Campus Barbs Called Unfair OTTAWA (CP) Prof. Donald Rowat, co-author of a report on relations between universities and govern- ments, has challenged recent unfavorable criticism of it by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. But he said it demonstrates that the commission he headed, along with Prof. Rene Hurtubise, vice-rector at the Montreal campus of the University of Quebec, was independent of Us university associa- tion and the Canadian Association of University teach- ers. It was released in June. Prof. Rowat, in Carleton University's political sci- ence department, said in an interview the "vehemence of the attack" shows that (he association at least con-. siders the report important. But he called the criticism unfair and misleading. The university association earlier said its board is particularly disturbed that the report leaves an im- pression that universities and educational institutions are instruments of the provinces. It also called the report "too thin and general a study of the place of Hie university within the Cana- dian society." Prof. Rowat said [he commission's terms of refer- ence wore to conduct a general study. But he called the report itself "thick and particular." He said the report did not say universities are subject to provincial control. It recommended that the federal government continue its role in sponsoring re- search. The Canadian Association of University Teachers now lias a committee studying the report, completed with the aid ot a jl50.CSO.Ford Foundation, grant.. It "ill not comment until its study is completed. Pilots Nixon: It's Time Hardy To Shed Gloves Breed PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. (CP) Northern hush pilots are a hardy breed, as was proven again Friday when James Hamilton, 45, showed up at a remote Arctic weather sta- tion after being missing 30 days in the treeless, windswept bar- rens. The Prince Albert pilot walked into the department of transport weather station at En- nadai Lake, N.W.T., 600 miles northeast of here, and radioed his home base to send a helicop- ter to take some gasoline to his stranded aircraft. He said 'ne was in good shape and would fly himself out. Floyd Glass, general manager for Athabasca Airways, said Mr. Hamilton radioed Friday afternoon from the refuelling stop he had overflown in the fog Sept. 30. The pilot had been re. turning a charter helicopter after, a summer's work for ail oil company near Baker Lake, N.W.T. Canadian forces aircraft called off the search for the missing helicopter two weeks ago. "We were very, very sure he'd be Mrs. Hamilton said calmly in a telephone inter- view after hearing the news. "He's an experienced pilot and he knows how to look after him- self." Mr. Glass said the helicopter was equipped with a survival kit, rations for 48 days and a gun. Mr. Hamilton's story now will take its place among other northern sagas. Last November, John B. (Bev) Woslying, 47, walked 40 miles through, deep snow in a 19-day ordeal after his plane was forced to land on the Arctic coast near Inuvik. One of the most famous sto- ries is that of Robert Gauchie, 39, of Fort Smith, N.W.T, who was marooned for almost two JnonUis in 1967, on a windswept lake 850 miles north of Edmon- ton before being found. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN PHYSIOTHERAPIST and actor dancer Don Run- .quist explaining the hazards to muscle and sinew of a tricky cross over dance step being learned for My Fair Lady Pat and Kent Wood sitting sadly at break- fast after missing on an early morning contest call that could have meant winning nearly Hiniary Black telling fellow Grade 2 students of her elaborate Hal- loween costume as the "original hippie." Top Skier Killed LONDON, Ont. (CP) Bob Principe, 18, of London, one of Canada's top water skiers, was killed early today in a single- car accident near here. Prin- cipe, who won a gold medal in Uie slalom event at the Canada Games in Halifax in 1969, was killed when his car struck a hydro pole. SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) President Nixon, calling Tuesday's election "probably the. most important and decisive Senate election" in United States history, has appealed to tlie nation for a vote of confi- dence in himself and ms pro- grams. "Vote for those men who will vote for the president rather than against him so that the president can keep his, promises to you, the American Nixon told Republican par- tisans in Anaheim Convention Centre and television viewers across the country Friday night. The Republican national com- mittee purchased network time for a telecast of the speech in the wake of Thursday night's in cident at San Jose, Calif., in which rocks, bottles and eggs were hurled at the president. Nixon had said "the time has come to take the gloves off" and that he would discuss in the Anaheim speech "what America must do to end this wave of violence and terrorism." But he gave a toned-down version of the same basic speech he has been delivering in political swings about the country. TIME TO 'DRAW LINE' The president said, in refer- ring to the San Jose incident, that "it's time to draw, the line" against violent demonstrators and that the Republican candi- dates for whom he has spoken have taken a strong stand against "this kind of lawless- ness and this kind of violence." Nixon appealed to voters to "stand with these men who un- derstand the issues." After the speech, Press Secre- tary Ronald L. -Ziegler said Nixon would amplify his re- marks on the San Jose incident today in a speech at Phoenix, first stop on a four-state, windug political swing to Ari- zona, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah. ANTI-WAR RALLfe Anti-war rallies, parade and speeches were planned 14 dozens of United States cities today in what was "billed "a m a s si v e demonstration for peace" on the tve of Tuesday'i elections. In contrast, President Nixon will be honored in Salt Lake Medicine Hat MLA Fails In New Bid MEDICINE HAT (CP) Bill Wyse 36, of Medicine Hat won the Social Credit -nomina- tion for the provincial Medi- cine Hat-Redcliff riding Fri- day. Mr. Wyse, running for the first time, defeated John Schorr on the second ballot. It was the second defeat for Mr. Schorr. Harry Leinweber, present MLA for Medicine Hat, was el- iminated on the first ballot by the 324 voting delegates. Mr. Leinweber has represented the riding for 10 years. A fourth candidate, Mrs. Les-' ter MacKenzie, withdrew just before the convention. City tonight with "candlelight patriotic parade "which spon- sors say is expected to draw several thousand persons. Nixon will be in Utah on a campaign swing for Republican Senate candidates. Canadian Banks Cut Prime Rate TORONTO (CP) It will cost less to get a low- risk loan from Canada's chartered banks starting Mon- day. At the same, time the interest paid on savings de- posits also will go down. In some cases, it will also cost less to get a mort- gage loan. EFFECTIVE MONDAY All five major chartered banks announced Friday that their prime the interest charged on loans to their best will be per cent, down from eight per cent, effec- tive Monday. The interest paid on non- chequing savings accounts will be reduced to 5% from six per cent. Most banks also reduced the interest on chequing savings ac- counts to three from 3V4 per cent. POUR AT ONCE The Royal Bank of Canada, Canadian Imperial Bank Commerce, Bank of Nova Scotia and the Bank of Montreal made their announcements Friday. The Toronto Dominion, which Wednesday announced a prime rate cut to 1% per cent, fell into line and followed the other banks Friday with a cut to per cent. W. Earle McLaughlin, chair- man and president of the Royal Bank, said current market trends point towards lower in- terest rates generally. He said the Royal Bank had been consi- dering a half-point reduction in a few weeks. The reductions follow state- ments by Edgar Benson, federal finance minister, that he had North Can't Win Thieu SAIGON (AP) President Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam told his countrymen today he will never surrender to held conversations wttfcbank of- ..the Communists or accept a co- WITCHFUL THINKING Virginia McGee, North- western Stats University lOphomora upper elementary education major from! Bossier City, prepares a pumpkin for Saturday's Halloween happenings in Natchitoches, Id. At midnight Ginger won't turn into a pumpkin how- ever she will be a year older as she celebrates her 19th birthday Sunday.. Black Bystanders Angry At Train Wreck Scene JOHANNESBURG (AP) Thirteen black South Africans died and 230 more were injured when a crowded commuter train crashed into the rear of a stationary passenger train at Dube station near here today. By noon, all the injured had been taken to hospital. A spokesman said most received only minor injuries and shock and were released after treat- ment. The two trains were carrying black South African workers from the township of Soweto to downtown Johannesburg. The ficials and urged1 them to consi- der adjusting their rates. OTHER ADJUSTMENTS The reductions in the leading rates will be followed by some adjustments in other rates. The Toronto Dominion re- duced the rate on term deposits of 30 to 365 days in amounts of more than to six per cent from The move by the banks also was followed by announcements from other financial institutions. Canada Trust-Huron and Erie reduced its interest on conven- tional mortgages for single- dwelling homes to 10 per cent from 1014. The rate on National Housing Act mortgages was re- duced to 10 per cent from loVi and the rate for multi-family dwellings was cut to 10% from The trust company also re- duced its rate on non-chequing savings accounts to six per cent from The Bank of British Columbia announced a reduction of its prime interest rate to per cent from eight per cent. The bank also announced a cut in non-chequing savings ac- count interest, to 5% per cent from per cent. crash happened about V a.m. just outside Dube station, which is in the Soweto area. Early rescue were hampered by angry crowds of blacks who flocked to the scene and began stcning ambulance men trying to free a white driver of one train who was trapped in the cab. Railway police urgently called in i inforcements to control the crowds. Whistles, and shouts broke from hundreds of onlook- i T ei-s when saw a railway po- A CCIflPTt t liceman throw a black news photographer to the ground. Cardston Police Have No Luck In Manhunt Claims Life alition? government and that North Vietnam has no chance to win the war. "The enemy has lost his initi- ative on the Thieu said in a 90-minute state-of-tlre- nation address. "He has lost practically all control over the population, and we will continue to destroy his political infra- structure. The Communists will lose and we will win." Meanwhile, more than 100 persons were reported dead and nearly homeless from floods that washed away ham- lets, roads and croplands along a wide stretch of South Viet- nam's northern coastal low- lands. The worst floods in six years also raised fears that the aban- donment of hamlets and villages would deal a setback to the gov- ernment's pacification program in the 168-mile-long plain, where 2.5 million people live, CONG MOVED IN Officials recalled that during earlier flood disasters, Viet Cong troops moved into villages as the waters began receding and took control while southern allied forces .were immobilized. Thieu emphasized that South' Vietnam stands ready to discuss a political settlement publicly or privately with the North Viet- namese and Viet Cong, but he said "our good will for peace" lias been met only with intran- sigence by the other side. He referred several times to his theory that the war will just "die out" or "fade away." By GERARD McNEIL MONTREAL (CP) Police arrested four more persons under the War Measures Act Friday, bringing the total since Oct. 16 to 409, but reported no luck in the massive manhunt for the terrorist kidnappers of James .Cross and Pierre La- porte. Warrants have been out for five men in the kidnap-stran- gling of Mr. Laporte, 49, Quebec labor minister. His body was found Oct. 38. Mr. Cross, also 48, British trade commissioner here, was kidnapped Oct. 5, five days be- fore Mr. Laporte, and appar- ently Was still alive the day after the labor 'minister was slain. Contents of a note received Tuesday night from the abduc- tors, members of the outlawed Front de Liberation du Quebec, haven't been divulged by police. Meanwhile pressure on the police to get results apparently is mounting. In the Commons, Solicitor-General George Me- flrsith, pressed by opposi- tion to explain why there have been no breaks in the case, said: "We often come to this kind of situation during an investiga- some, tion." Mr. Mcllraith said nearly 600 RCMP officers are working with provincial and city police in the manhunt, which involved wide- spread searches in Montreal and Repentigny, an eastern sub- urb. In Quebec, Premier Robert Bourassa also expressed impa- tience with the lack of results. Prime Minister. Tr.udeau was seen Friday night at-Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel, where Premier Bourassa has a suite, but reporters were unable to confirm whether the two Had met. Mr. Trudeau's office said he was .visiting his mother and friends. The federal government is preparing a bill, to be intro- duced in the Commons next week, to supplunl the regula- tions of the Wa. Measures Act. Justice Minister Jerome Cho- quctte confirmed Friday that charges of treason, which car- ries the death penalty or life in prison, and sedition, up to 14 years, may be laid against The Bourassa government, aroused at the Laporte slaying, is said by informed sources to be pressing for suspension of jury trials in the expected FLQ cases. Mr. Bourassa, fending off crit- icism that his government over-reacted in seeking use of the War Measures Act to deal with "a state of apprehended in- surrection, said Friday night it would have beer! "stupefying to depend on normal methods. U.S. Airliner Forced To Cuba Fla. (AP) nine passengers who hoarded National Airlines Flight 43 to San Francisco from Miami found themselves in a Havana hotel today, the victims of n hi- jacker. In other developments: habeas corpus petition for release of Robert Lemieux, 29, lawyer who represented the FLQ in negotiations to trade the kidnapped men for the prison- ers, was presented Friday by lawyer Bernard Mergle. In Ottawa, Prime Minister Trudeau said the federal gov- ernment had had "solid infor- mation" a group of prominent Quebec citizens were talking about formation of a "pnri- sional" Quebec government tfter the Laporte kidnapping. He said, however, there was no evidence coup was planned and the federal government hadn't felt it necessary to take action. T.he Bourassa government was elected April 28. Hudon, 26, was sent- enced to 20 years in prison and fined or three additional years in jail for a series of "fund-raising" armed holdups for the FLQ. Hudon, sentenced to eight years in 1064 for armed robberies, was on parole when charged with the latest offences. Allan Red Crow, 46, of the TJnitprl Blood Reserve, died Saturday UUUU.I morning after an accident in- _ rri, volving his own car in a field lllC Ion near Cardston. I His wife, Mary, who suffered extensive injuries, is reported in satisfactory condition in the Blood Hospital. The name of the driver of the car is being withheld by Card- Eton RCMP who are investigat- ing the accident. Dr. Roy Spackman, coroner, has not made a decision on an inquest. EDMONTON (CP) The United Community Fund oE Edmonton has surpassed its goal for the first time in three, years, organizers announced here. The fund has more than million collected with addi- tional assured pledges of 136, for a total of The goal was UNITED APPEAL Countdown Objective To Go ;