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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 14, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY HIGH FORECAST TUESDAY 60 The Lethkidge Herald TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES VOL. Israel Holds Suspects Of Plane Hijacks _ Arabs Reiterate Ransom ostages Deman Mideast Fightin From AP-REUTEKS sUU S are not released "it will be very bad Th Popular Front for tbe Liberation of Palestine spokesman in Tel Aviv said the .roundup netted 350 Arab residents of the occupied Jorda man "vest bank and 100 from Egypt's Gaza Stap-M arrested were women, the spokesman said. ded that two were close relaUves of held in three Western Switzerland, three in West Germany and one in Britain. The hostages included five Israeli women and a number of American Jews. Doctors Carry Word Israeli officials said two Arab doctors from jNablus, both know supporters, were told to make Popular Front leaders in Amman and warn them to -release the passengers or it will be very bad for the The Israeli military spokesman said all those ar- rested were accused of "hostile incitement" and beuig members of the Popular Front. All were detained for public demand for the Auction nf the death for any hijackers falling into cd The sources said the stern Israeli action was a clear warning to Habash that he could no longer act WaHd Kamhawi, an Arab physician deported from the occupied West Bank to Jordan, said he had pSed I the Israeli threat to execute Arab prisoners to commando leaders in Amman. Israel has never executed captured Arab guerillas slthough the death sentence is provided for under the defence emergency regulations inherited from the British mandate authorities. port. She was among the passengers aboard a Swissair jetliner hijacked by guerrillas and held hostage in Jordan, who returned to the United States Sunday. Bennett Takes Early Offensive Premiers Open Constitutional Talks OTTAWA (CP) With some eye-catching British Columbia demands tn ponds', all 10 pro- vincial premiers and Prime Minister Trudeau open a three- day conference today to grapple with the country's constitutional and financial future. Premier W. A. C. Bennett took the offensive early with conference-eve proposals for more federal money for B.C. and more provincial say in ju- risdiction over major financial institutions. His paramount point was for a million annual "compen- sating grant" to accommodate his province's special economic position. National tariff policy, rather than benefitting B.C., works against it, he said. Moreover, B.C. must absorb large numbers of immigrants Auto Workers Strike Imminent Expo '70 Successful Ruu By BOB METCALFE OSAKA (CP) The strains of Auld Lang Syne- heard here each night at closing time for the ss months-Sunday sounded the end of the Orients first world fair. Expo '70 had a wildly successful run and counted a record 64.5 million visitors Crown Prince Akihito of Japan ofncially drew the curtain on this million extravaganza at am during a colorful one-hour ceremony in vast Festival Plaza where richly-varied pageantry was often staged by participating nations. There under the world's largest transparent roof near the world's largest moving sidewalk of people'of many lands-somewhat freshened by the world's largest air conditioner-bid sayonara to Expo a mixture of regret and relief, temple bells pealed in the clear, warm air and flags were lowered, a poem was recited and symbolic cherry trees planted, mm salutes roared and thousands of colored streamers, confetti and balloons showered over the packed plaza. Bands Play Then brass bands struck up the Exposition March and Auld Lang Syne. In the royal box Prince Okihito and Princess Mich- iko leaned over the parapet to shake the upraised hands of crowds of hostesses and hosts, accepting the red and white carnations and roses they held alolt. Farewell celebrations began Saturday with a late- night party at the Canadian pavilion. There Canadian Commissioner General Patrick Reid -a popular administrator and Mr. Expo to many-was dunked in the pavilion's courtyard pool after joining the Irish Rovers on the floating stage in ballads of Canada and Ireland. Expo set a record with 77 participating countries- Jo more than Montreal's Expo 67- before Emperor Hirohito opened it March 14. Participants ranged from the tiny Persian Gulf oil sheikdom of Abu Dhabi of Nepal, Ivory Coast and Finland. The Expo association first reckoned on 30 million visitors, then revised it to 50 million-a target reached Aug 29 26 days earlier than Expo 67. In Expo s final week, attendance reacted a staggering Sept. S, surpassing the daily record set by the Brussels exposition in 1938. Next day Expo was forced into lire extraordinary position of having to close its gates at 5 p.m. to avoid being swamped by s million people. DETROIT (AP -Bargainers for United Auto Workers union and General Motors Corp. made one last stab today at writing a new contract before the union's midnight strike deadline. About workers jumped the gun at three Canadian GM plants and one in Framinghain, Couple Picture Eutte Killed In Accident Two Picture Bulte residents were among nine persons who died accidenlly across the prairies during the weekend. Geoffrey Lionel Wyman, 63, and his wife, Alberta Bernice Wyman, 55, were killed Satur- day evening in a two-car head- on collision two miles west of Picture Butte. Driver of othe other car was Ken Nihill of Picture Bulle. Coroner Dr. J. E. McTavish of Lethbridge has not decided whether there will be an in- quest. A Canadian press survey from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Sun-Jay night, local times, shows five dead in Alberta, and four in Saskatchewan. Manitoba was fatality free. In other accidents in Alberta Joseph Delage, 41, of Bon Ac- cord, Alia., was killed Sunday in a two-car collision near Bon Accord, 20 miles north of Ed- monton. Four persons were in- jured in the same accident, none seriously. A Cochranc youth was killed Sunday on highway 1A near his home town when his motor- cycle collided with a car about 20 miles west of Calgary. His name has not been released. And two-month-old S'ylvia Noskiye, died of suffocation during (he weekend while sleeping between her parents in their teepee on the Red Fox Indian Reserve near Fort Ver- milion, 340 miles north of Ed- monton, Mass., and refused to. report for work when the first shift started. The wildcat walkouts crippled operations at assembly plants m Oshawa, Out.; Ste. Therese, Que, and Framingham and a trim plant in Windsor, Ont. "It is quite certain a strike will begin in U.S. and Canadian plants at midnight Monday Leonard Woodcock, UAW president, said at the con- clusion of a two-hour meeting Sunday. Woodcock had nothing to say at the opening of today's bargaining other than that he had had a good night's A strike would make idle about union members in 145 locals in the United Slates and Canada. Members of 27 lo- cals have been exempted from the strike because their facili- ties supply Ford and Chrysler, which have been eliminated as strike targets. END OF PACT Three-year pacts covering workers at the Big Three auto-makers expire at midnight, tonight. In Washington, Senate Repub- lican Leader Hugh Scott said the Nixon Administration is deeply concerned over the possi- bility of a strike, but indicated he saw little chance of White House action to head it off. "This is the kind of adminis- tration that respects collective Scott told report- Sen. Mike M a n s f i c 1 d, the Democratic majority leader, said, however, he would expect the administration to take some action if talks actually collapse. Diplomat Dies AUCKLAND (AP) Sir Leon Golz, 78, former New Zealand high commissioner to Canada, died today. Gotz entered Parliament in 1949, was minister of internal affairs, island territories and civil defence in the national government from 1961 to 1963, and was high commissioner to Canada from 1965 to 1968. from other provinces imposing extra welfare and other de- mands on the provincial econ- omy. He also sought a ban on foreign immigration, except'for special cases, when national un- employment figures rise past four per cent of the work force. It is over that now. ASKS REPRESENTATION The Bennett critique included a proposal to permit provincial governments to name members to the governing hoard of the Bank of Canada and to a na- tional council which he wants established to exert legislative jurisdiction over chartered banks and other major financial institutions. He wants equal partnership with the federal government in these areas. There's no indication yet how the Bennett broadside will go down with the country's other Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN CLIGHTLY confused Mrs. Fraser Hodgson calling The Herald to ask for "Ricky Ricardo, the person I saw on Saturday about putting some- thing in the paper" An- nette Darrel waxing her skis and getting ready for an early winter U of L President Dr. Sam Smith ap- pearing in town briefly to see that all was ready for his re- turn at the end of the month. principal leaders, including Quebec Premier Robert Bour- assa, who has some proposals of his own for. this importanHal- eral-provincial conference. They were to be released today. It is thought he may unearth an earlier proposal for a federal fund to soften the impact of na- tional restraint policies on slow-growth provinces such as his own. The Bennett proposals, partic- ularly on banking, may receive some federal competition when Mr. Trudeau outlines his think- ing on the division of powers be- tween the federal and provincial levels of government on finance and banking and on pollution control.. .For his part, Mr. Bourassa is expected to complain about the slack pace of the constitutional talks which had then- first pub- lic session February, 1968 when Mr. Trudeau was the federal justice minister. PROPOSALS EXPECTED Likewise concerned, the prime minister is expected to make suggestions to accelerate the revision process which cov- ers the waterfront from Senate reform to a formula to amend the British North America Act, the written core of the constitu- tion. These points are expected to arise in the first two days, closed-door sessions set aside for constitutional discussions. The last day, Wednefday, has been singled out for more earthy problems such as taxa- tion and agriculture. From AP-Rcutcrs AMMAN (CP) Fifty-five British, Swiss, West German, Israeli and U.S. citizens re- mained hostages of Arab guer- rillas today, and their captors said nothing short of their gov- ernments' "uncondilional sur- render" to ransom demands will gain their release. The other 257 hostages held for as long as a week by the Popular Front for the Libera- tion of Palestine reached Nico- sia Sunday. Many then left for Zurich and London, while others spent their first night of free- dom on Cyprus. They were passengers in a Swissair DC-8. and a Trans World Airlines Boeing 707 that the Popular Front hijacked Sept. 6 and a BOAC VC-10 com- mandeered last Wednesday. The commandos had demanded the releise of seven Arab prisoners held by Britain, West Germany and Switzerland as the price of their hostages' freedom. However, the seven remained imprisoned and a Popular Front statement Sunday night did not spell out ternw for the release of the remaining hostages. It said the demands have been communicated to the govern- ments involved. DEMANDS FINAL The statement telephoned to news agencies in Beirut, Leba- non, said: "The PFLP has made these as its final demands and will settle for nothing short of the unconditional surrender to them by all governments concerned." "Renters news agency reported that the Arab guerrillas holding the hostages apparently hoped for a series of bilateral deals with the five countries seeking their release. There was. no immediate con- eerr 'or of the 1ms- retaliatory action by Israel should prompt guer- rilla reaction against then- pris- oners, wrote Reuters corre- spondent Mohammed Atallah. The thorniest problem is that of the Israelis and Jswish Americans among those held by the guerrillas. Israel's mass arrest of 450 Arabs in the occupied territories this taken as seen in Amman as an indication that Is- rael intends to meet blackmail with blackmail. PROMISES REPRISALS A spokesman in Beirut for the hijack guerrilla group promised "unimaginable" reprisals for the Israeli action, but did not indicate what form these would take. A series of bilateral deals ex- AMMAN (AP) Palestinian guerrillas and Jordanian army troops clashed again Sunday, part of the Middle East confu- sion casting a long shadow over Tue'dav's opening of the General Assembly's 25th session in New York. The bloody fight near the ceasefire line with Israel left 12 guerrillas and two soldiers dead, Palestinian sources said. Sources in ihe guerrilla central committee said the commandos were from Al Fatah, largest of the Palestinian groups. The government radio said the guerrillas were elements of the Palestine Liberation Army. Iraq claimed there was in- creased Israeli military activity along the Israel-Jordan cease- fire line, but the military com- mand in Tel Aviv denied this. Further clashes between the guerrillas and ths Jordanian army appeared imminent, as Radio Baghdad reported Iraq had handed over to the Palestin- ians a brigade of commandos who had been serv- ing under the Iraqi command since the 1967 Middle East war. Tension Mounts In Chile SANTIAGO AP) Tension mounted in Chile today follow- ing a threat by Dr. Salvador Al- lende, the Marxist victor in the presidential election, to para- Ivse the country in a general strike if the Congress does not endorse the result in a runoff elecHon next mfmth. Visde, i-rely defealea conservative opponent Jorge Alessandri in the Sept. 4 elec- tion, said at a rally Sunday the country will grind to a halt if Congress fails, to name him president. Allesandri has made an offer to Congress to resign, should it choose him, thereby forcing a new election in 60 days. This would permit incumbent President Eduardo Frei, barred from seeking a second consecu- tive term, to run again. Backed by his own Christian Democrats and conservatives, Frei would have a strong chance cf win- ning. Allende's failure to win a ma- jority threw the election to the 200-member Congress, where 75 Christian Democrats hold tbe key to whether he will be the first popularly-elected Marxist fl LJtilto IUOI, yupultul., changing airline hostages for president in the Americas. Arab guerrilla prisoners ap---------- peared more likely following the admission Sunday by the Inter- national Committee of the Red Cross that its mediation mission here had been suspended. The bulk of the Red Cross ne- gotiating team flew back to Ge- neva. Switzerland later publicly asked the Arab League to use its good offices with the guerril- las to liberate the remaining hostages. Reliable sources in Bern said the United States, West Ger- many and not Is- made similar diplo- matic approaches to Arab gov- ernments. With the absence from Amman of the Red Cross team, Vatican emissary Msgr. Jean Rhodain met for 30 minutes with top Popular Front leaders and said the talks were "very encouraging." 'Someday they'll legalize it and when they do, we're ready'. IVo Settlement With Arabs Unless All Hostages Freed A HAPPY MISS AMERICA Miss Texas, 21-year-old Phyllis George of Dcnlon, Texas, clasps her hands as she is crowned Miss America, 1971, in Atlantic City, N. J., by the outgoing Miw America, Pam Eldred. BERN (Reuters) Switzer- land, Britain, West Germany and the United States agreed today that they will accept no settlement with Ihe Palestinian Arab guerrillas which does not involve the release of all pas- sengers and crews of the hi- jacked airliners in Jordan. Federal Chancellor Karl Huber of Switzerland said ihe four countries are slicking lo their insistence on a "global so- lution." He told a news conference Ihe International Committee of The Red Cross has agreed to con- tinue its mediation efforts with the Palestinians to obtain the release of the remaining hos- tages still held in Jordan, Late Sunday night Red Cross President M a r c e 11 e Naville. Vice-President Jacques Frey- mond and former Swiss foreign minister Max Petitpierre re- ported here to the four-power co-ordinating group and the Is- raeli representative on the situ- ation in Jordan, Huber said. He said the co-ordinating group had instructed the S'niss ambassador to Lebanon, Charles Dubois, currently in Amman, to seek clarification of certain elements cf the situation in Jordan. Earlier. ICRC President Na- ville denied that negotiations had broken down in Amman. But asked whether Rod Cross negotiator Andre Roclrat, who rctiu-ncd with most of the whole Red Cross negotiating team to Switzerland S u n d a y night, would be going back lo Jordan, Naville said, "no ;