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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Prospects Encouraging For Hunters The longest and best waterfowl season in 20 years opens for southern Alberta shdolers on Monday. While there is substantially little change in the daily and possession bag limits, the abundance of birds and a season that extends through1 to January 7, 1971, will provide hunters in the region with some of the best waterfowl hunting opportunities in years. And, for (he first tame, hunters will be taking to the fields and water impoundments under the new Al- berta Wildlife Act, which has some major changes com- pared with the old Alberta Game Act. One of the more common offences under the Game Act was carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle. There were to be no live shells in the chamber or the maga- zine of the gun. Under the new Wildlife Act, a gun is considered to be loaded only if it has live shells in the breech or chamber. Live shells in the magazine is not considered illegal. Automatic Fine Should a hunter have a live shell in the chamber, intentionally, or unintentionally, and he is caught, there is an automatic fine of but his licence is not can- celled, nor his weapon confiscated unless there is some other extenualing circumstance. The new Wildlife Act also attempts to place more liberalization with the hunter when it comes to pri- vately owned and occupied lands. The change is that occupied lands now mean: (a) privately owned lands under cultivation or en- closed by a fence of any kind and not exceeding one section in area upon' which the owner or occupant ac- tually resides and (b) any other privately owned land which is within one mile of the section referred to in (a) and wlu'ch is owned or leased by the same owner or occupant." Another change made is abundantly clear that a fish and wildlife officer is a "peace officer" within the meaning of the Criminal Code of Canada and he there- fore has powers of arrest and other immunities given to peace officers. Dress Stressed Hed or blaze orange clothing has to be worn by big game hunters but the new act indicates that if a big game hunter is improperly dressed, he can lose his hunting privileges. As clarification on age limits, the new act says: A person who has not attained his 16th birthday shall not hunt unless: (a) he is the holder of a licence authorizing him to do so where a licence is required by the act or regulations and, (b) he is accompanied by his parent or legal -guar- dian or by a person 21 years or over who is authorized in writing by the parent or legal guardian. This year for the first time in several years, wild- life certificates and the various regular stamps may be purchased at sporting goods and hardware stores, as well as Treasury Branches, AMA offices and the city police station in Lelhbridge. Merchants who wish to sell hunting licences may pick up application forms at fish and wildlife offices. However, it is pay in advance for the books of certifi- cates and stamps. Hunting opens a half hour before sunrise and closes half hour after sunset. Bag limits are eight per day, and 16 possession for ducks and five per day and 10 posses- sion on geese, with some restrictions on species of geese. A Warning Duck hunters should stay away from the Lake McGregor area of southern Alberta until cold weather sets in, Dr. A. H. Macpherson, western regional direct- or of the Canadian Wildlife Servie, urged today. Lake McGregor is located1 40 miles north of Leth- bridge. Ducks of which an estimated to aro cither dead or dying hi this afflicted by botu- lism, a disease caused by a toxin produced by bacteria which multiply rapidly in vegetation and dead insects under certain environmental conditions. Outbreaks of this nature usually follow extended periods of warm weather in shallow, stagnant, and somewhat alkaline waters. CWS and Alberta fish and game biologists are in- vestigating the full extent of the outbreak and strongly recommend that ducks afflicted with life disease should not be eaten. The situation is usually eliminated in very short order once colder weather eels in. PAUSING FOR A MOMENT Premier Golda Meir of Israel wipes her brow as she pauses for a moment during- her Washington news conference Friday. Afler conferring with President Nixon she said Israeli peace talks wilh Egypt are impossible until Egypt and Russia with- draw missiles that Israel claims are illegally placed along 1he Suez Canal. Hopes Jolted By Golda Meir. WASHINGTON (AP) Pre- mier Golda Meir of Israel has inflicted a heavy blow on United States hopes that the Middle East peace talks could be re- sumed in the near future. Mrs. Meir told President Nixon there can be no peace talks until Egypt removes the missiles Israel says were im- planted along the Suez canal in violation of a military standstill agreement. Nixon and State Secretary William P. Rogers tried Friday but failed to persuade the 72- year-old Israeli leader that talks under United Nations mediator Gunnar Jarring provide the only avenue to peace. In principle, Mrs. Meir agreed. But, she asked, why should Israel negotiate a peace treaty with a country which vio- lated a lesser ceasefire agree- Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN lunch .break for fisherman Ducky Tarna- va who lost his catch of 10 trout off his holding chain and partner Steve Lazaruk offering to split his catch with Jiim after losing only one Annie Robinson spreading sunshine over some lamb chops as she phoned Ernie Pankhurst, her butcher, to say: "I wish nry throat was a mile long" Ossic Slubljs taking along a book of math puzzles on the Chamber of Commerce train to Cranbrook, in case things got dull. ment virtually the same day It agreed to observe it? President Nixon and Rogers are reported to have understood Mrs. Meir's argument although they would not agree with her conclusion. CONCEDE POINT U.S. officials concede the standstill ceasefire violations could not have occurred without (lie knowledge and complicity of the Soviet Union. They say there is no quarrel with the harsh words the Israeli leader used at her news conference Friday when she accused Alos- cow and Cairo of bad faith and said "they both are culprits." The Nixon administration con- soled itself with the conclusion that because of the Jordan situ- ation the question of resuming of political talks is hypothetical anyway. The United States, however, would not take Mrs. Meir's "no" for an answer. Diplomatic prodding will continue on sev- eral fronts, officials said. Moscow and Cairo will b e urged anew to "rectify the vio- wlu'ch has been inter- preted as removal of their mis- siles deployed in the Suez canal zone contrary to provisions of the standstill ceasefire agree- ment, and new efforts will be made to persuade Mrs. Meir to end her boycott of the talks. Rogers still believes, as re- ported by state department spokesman Robert J. Mc- Closkey, that "the door to the talks is still open and he will turn every effort to keep it open." Apparently because of the Jordanian conflict, Rogers can- celled tentative plans to attend next week Ihe UN fall session. Aides said Rogers probably will go to the UN next month. Casualties Exceed Ultimatum With No Reaction BEIRUT, Lebanon (CP) A "final ultimatum" by the Jor- danian army to defiant Palestin- ian Arab guerrillas to surrender or face firing squads expired today without any reaction from guerrilla radios. The result of this silent rejec- tion of the three-hour ultimatum which expired at 4 p.m. local time (10 a.m. EOT) was ex- pected to be an all-out effort by the army to break the guerril- las' resistance. The ultimatum was issued by Field Marshal Habis Majali, the Jordanian commander-in-chief. It came shortly after Egypt's Middle East news agency said Jordanian King Hussein had agreed to an Egyplian ceasefire proposal, and appeared to mean that the ceasefire effort had col- lapsed. The news agency quoted Pres- ident Gamal Abdel Nasser as telling Hussein through an emis- sary that a ceasefire for at least 24 hours could "prevent the in- ternational plot which is evident France Makes Pitch For Communist China NEW YORK (CP) France made a strong hid Friday to have Communist China brought into the United Nations and into negotiations to end the Indo- china conflict. In calling for this before the 126 country General Assembly and in a later news conference, Foreign Minister Maurice Schu- mann of France indicated that China would welcome an invita- tion to join the world organiza- tion it has scorned for many years. And he added to speculation here about the possible early and successful conclusion of China-Canada recognition talks by saying it is his understand- ing that the negotiations in Stockholm are going "rather well and in rather an encourag- ing way." He added to Canadian report- ers, however, that he did not have definite information that the talks are nearing a success- ful conclusion. And he said his information did not come from Canadian sources. On the Middle East, the for- eign minister refused to lose heart in the peace talks under Gunnar Jarring, the UN's Mid- dle east negotiator. He said nei- ther the ceasefire in the Midle East nor the talks are "beyond reach." However, he said if the talks fail it will be up to The Big Four to bring in recommendations that will help to bring about their resumption. He said Big Four talks in New York designed to give Jarring some terms of reference would have been successful by now had it not been for the doubts about the efforts expressed by Israel. The foreign minister made his Rail Strike Is Blocked Nixon remarks just before announce- ments were made in Washing- ton that the peace talks will not resume at tliis time because of the crisis in Jordan and until there is a rollback of missiles on the Egyptian side of Ihe Suez canal. The first announcement was made by the state depart- ment and the second by Golda Meir, Israeli premier now visit- ing Washington. Jetliner Hijacked Over Philadel By WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon signed orders Friday blocking a threatened United States wide rail strike for 60 days. Acting under provisions of the Railway Labor Act Nixon cre- ated a five-member fact-finding board to look into the dispute between four unions and some 160 rail lines. If settlements are not ar- ranged at the end of 60 days, the unions would be free to Congress should enact emergency legislation in the interim. MIAMI (AP) A young man armed with dynamite, gasoline and a gun hijacked an Alle- gheny Airlines jet shortly before it landed in Philadelphia today, ordered 90 passengers off, then took the plane on to Cuba with eight crew members aboard, the Federal Aviation Adminis- tration said. The Boeing 727 landed at Ha- vana's Jose Marti Airport at a.m. EDT, the FAA said, Egypt Issues Warning CAIRO (AP) The Egyptian government warned today of "grave consequences" in the event of any United States mili- tary intervention in Jordan. Citing U.S. 6th Fleet manoeu- vres in the eastern Mediterra- nean and Washington declara- tions that intervention "could not be ruled a spokesman said: "The United States would be fully responsible for the serious results which might stem from these actions. "These manoeuvres are re- garded as an attempt to exploit internal differences in Jordan, to creale a chance for foreign intervention there and would be construed by Arabs as an exten- sion of Israeli aggression. This would Us considered as a hostile act against the whole Arab na- tion. "Any American pressure, overt or implied, would menace peace and security and add a new grave dimension that threatens to escalate the crisis to proportions engulfing the whole area." alter leaving Philadelphia at a.m. The plane arrived in Miami without the hijacker after spending six hours in Havana. FAA officials said the plane carried three flight crew mem- bers, three stewardesses and two men believed to be FAA inspectors or airline employees. The plane was bound from Pittsburgh to Boston with a stop in Philadelphia when the hi- jacker took over, the FAA said. He ordered the aircraft re- fuelled before leaving for Ha- vana. A passenger who asked not to be identified said she saw the man grab the pistol from a can- vas bag under his seat. An Alle- gheny spokesman said the pistol appeared to be .22-catibre. John Balderama, another pas- senger, said the man "grabbed one of the stewardesses by the neck and took her to tha front seat of the plane" just before the Philadelphia landing. in suspicious movements of the American 6th Fleet in the Medi- terranean Sea." It also quoted the president as saying: "An immediate cease- fire is necessary because our in- formation about casualties is frightening." A Cairo newspaper had re- ported earlier that the number of persons killed or wounded in Jordan had soared past Cairo radio and the news agency, the latter in a dispatch from Amman, said the 34-year- old Jordanian monarch had agreed to call a ceasefire imme- diately. But then Radio Amman broadcast the surrender ultima- tum by Majali. The Egyptian ceasefire Initia- tive was carried to Amman Fri- day by Lt.-Gen. Mohammed Ahmed Sadek, a Nasser envoy. Eadek met with Hussein for Ceasefire Ordered BEIRUT, Lebanon (Reuters) Field Marshal Habis Majali ordered Jordanian army troops to cease fire at 6 p.m. local time EDT) today after three days of bitter fighting against the Palestine Arab guer- rillas, Amman radio reported. The order, which was ad- dressed to all units of the army, security forces and militia, did not say whether an agreement had been reached with the guer- rillas for a truce. Jordan's Bloody Civil War Nobody Can Be A Real Winner By ROY ESSOYAN BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) .No matter which side comes out on top in Jordan's bloody civil war, neither King Hussein's mil- itary government nor (lie Pales- tinian Arab guerrillas can be a real winner. And there is practically no hope the civil war will result in a final solution to the problem of Palestinian refugees, the greatest obstacle to peace in the Middle East. "Hussein cannot wipe out tiro Palestinian movement without wiping out the Paleslinian peo- ple." a high-ranking Western diplomat in Beirut said. Tho Palestinians make up more than half of Jordan's 2.1 million population. Nearly half of the Palestinians, housed in squalid and crowded United Na- tions refugee camps, idolize the guerrillas. They regard them as their saviors and their only hope of regaining the homes they lost to Israel 22 years ago STATE WITHIN STATE The Palestinian guerrilla movement has grown into a state within a state since the Arab-Israeli war of June, 1967.. "When you have.two sover- eign powers operating in one country, wilh the population practically evenly divided, you've get a another Western diplomat explained. As long as Hussein's ss.oon. man army holds together, the poorly-organized and divided guerrillas have little chance of emerging victorious. But many of the guerrilla strongpoints arc buried deep in teeming refugee camps, and the army can't get at them without massacring the women and chil- dren huddled in the tent villages around them. Hussein, noted for his valor and his Western principles, is not likely to order his army into the camps. Some of his gener- als, taunted by UK guerrillas and aggravated by ll.e re- straints placed on them Hie last three years, might be tempted. The army's loyalty and soli- darity have not been tested in Patrolman Is Killed TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Police spent a routine night touring this nervous city Friday, less than 24 hours after the shooting death of Patrolman William Miscannon and the extended gun battle between police and black militants that followed. Miscannon, 33, was shot t o death as he sat in his cruiser near a Black Panther party headquarters in the downtown such a situation yet. The lop jobs in the army, from brigade Miscannon's assailant fled on and regimental commanders on top, are held by Bedouin leaders loyal to Ihe king, but 50 per cent of the enlisted men and about 35 per cent of the officer corps are Palestinians. Some guerrillas have defected to the government the last two d a y s h e government says more than 230-but Ihera has been no reliable evidence so far of defections from the army. (However, Reuters news agency loday quoted guerrilla radios as saying (he Hussein Brigade of the Jordanian army has defected to (he commando side. There was no confirmation of the rerort.) three hours Friday and con- ferred with him again today. Cairo radio said Sadek then went into conference with Yas- ser Arafat, over-all leader of the guerrilla movement, and other officials of the central committee of the Palestine Lib- eration Organization. Majali's announcement made no mention of tie Egyptian ini- tiative. He stressed that the ulti- matum was imposed under the martial law decreed by Hussein at the start of the fighting Thursday. Majali's proclamation aaid: "This is the last warning to the fedayeen. "All guerrillas must lay down their arms and surrender by 4 p.m. Anyone who resists the royal forces after this time limit will be treated as an outlaw and killed or arrested and tried by courts-martial on a charge of armed mutiny against the au- thorities. "This crime is punishable by death." SAFETY ASSURED Majali repeated earlier assur- ances that guerrillas wishing to surrender would not be harmed. Majali's proclamation said those who wanted to surrender should raise white flags and advance toward the nearest army unit. The Iraqi news agency said guerrilla spokesmen in Baghdad denounced Nasser's efforts as an "affront to the dignity of the Arab nation." H u s s e i n 's army launched heavy artillery and tank as- saults against guerrilla strong- holds in northern Jordan today as the number of dead and wounded soared past the mark in the civil war. As the fighting continued, guerrilla radios reported that a Jordanian attack on a guerril- la-held town ended after four hours of fighting and the defec- tion of an entire Jordanian army brigade to the commando side. ;