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LONDON, (Reuter) - Prime
Minister Edward Heath yester-
day ordered a general election
on Thursday, February 28, to
hear the voice of the British peo-
ple in a time of grave industrial
crisis and political conflict.
The announcement from 10
Downing Street opened a three-
week campaign likely to be the
most bitter and stormy for dec-
A great divide separates the
two main political parties on
methods of controlling inflation
and on the challenge to constitu-
tional authority posed by a
threatened miners' strike against
the government's wage policy.
AFTER announcing that Par-
liament would be dissolved to-
day, Heath wrote to the miner s
president, Joe Gormley, urging
him °in the national interest to
defer the st]
set to start
posed any r
sion at a me
might be ha
feared a wa
they tried to
to go beyon
cent pay rise
rike by the nation's
rs. The walkout is
at midnight on Sat-
said he personally
ponement, but mili-
of the union in Wales
n England later op-
espite. The miners'
will make the deci-
STRIKE starts, with
ble effect on an al-
ened economy, it
rd to call off.
irs' leaders said they
lkout by the men if
stop the strike.
nment has refused
id the letter of its
policy to give the
e than the 16.5 per
e they have been of-
* Nws, Br
From Wire Service Report
fered. Now the issue goes to the
CO N S FeR VATIVES
define the overriding issue as,
"who runs the country-the gov-
ernment or the trade unions?"
The conservative rally cry
will be "firm action for a fair
The oppositiop, under Harold
Wilson and the astute party vet-
eran James Callaghan, is ex-
pected to campaign on the slo-
gan "Back to work with labor."
THE LATEST public opinion
poll gave Labor a three per cent
lead over the Conservatives, but
the survey was taken before the
miners decided to strike after
members voted by 81 per cent
for a stoppage.
H EA TH, who is taking an
immense gamble in putting his
government's record to the pub-
lic test 17 months before he is
required to do so, was cheered
by his supporters in the. House
of Commons yesterday afternoon.
Party backbenchers, despite
qualms in some quarters, have
been generally hawkish in urging
him to draw the line against
trade union militancy and to re-
fuse to give in to the miners.
Insults flew in the Commons,
providing a glimpse of the hard
campaign ahead. The Prime
Minister faced shouting and hec-
kling from the opposition during
his usual twice-a-week question
The industrial feud that pushed
Britain into an early general
election opened its decisive round
in the splendors' of a govern-
ment mansion where Heath out-
lined an anti-inflation program
to the world's press last October.
Coming on top of two previous
drives to curb prices, the pro-
gram was labeld "Stage Three."
It set a general limit of seven
per cent on pay increases but ac-
companied this with a complex
set of escape clauses for spe-
THE WHOLE package was
swiftly rejected by the Trades
Union Congress (T.U.C.) repre-
senting 10 million British work-
ers. From then on the words
"Stage Three" became a battle
cry, hurled on all sides with in-
It was only nine days after the
launching of stage three that the
first of the major Arab oil blows
threw Britain and the rest of
the Western world into its energy
crisis. This was the 70 per cent
price increase followed by the
five per cent production cut.
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upper level history classes?
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BERKELEY, Calif.-The mysterious Symbiongse Liberation Army
claimed in a letter to a radio station yesterday that it kidnaped news-
paper heiress Patricia Hearst and was holding her in "protective
custody," the FBI and radio station KPFA said. The letter warned
that "any attempt made by authorities to rescue the prisoner" would
result in her execution.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Charged with unethical, unprofessional and
unwarranted conduct in the Watergate affair, former presidential
counsel John Dean has been disbarred in Virginia. The action came
Wednesday from a three-judge circuit court panel. It can be ap-
pealed. Dean, 35, has pleaded guilty to a federal felony charge. He
did not address the court in his own defense. The action applies only
in Virginia, but such a move usually leads to similar actions in other
Panama treaty signed
PANAMA CITY - The United States yesterday agreed in principle
to surrender its "sovereignty in perpetuity" over the Panama Canal,
in what Secretary of State Henry Kissinger described as the dawn1
of a new era in U.S. relation with Latin America. Kissinger and Pan-I
amanian Foreign Minister Juan Tack yesterday signed an eight-point
agreement of principles here which will guide negotiators drafting1
a new treaty on the Canal Zone.
Housewife benefits backed
WASHINGTON - Two women members of Congress who say
the cash value of women's work in maintaining households has been
neglected too long have introduced legislation for Social Security
coverage of homemakers. Reps. Barbara Jordan (D-Tex.) and Martha
Griffiths (D-Mich.) said in interviews the bill has little chance of
early enactment. But they said it will start talk and ultimately should
lead to recognition of the idea that women who cook, clean house,
wash clothes, and tend and transport children are just 'as truly!
economic producers as those who go to an office.'
Journal seeks Agnew novel
NEW YORK - A literary agent for Spiro Agnew .says The Ladies
Home Journal is seeking serial rights to Agnew's premiere novelistic;
effort, a book about international political intrigue. The agent, Scott
Meredith, said Wednesday a contract witt the magazine had been
drawn up and was about to be finalized. Neither Meredith nor the'
publication would comment on the price being paid the former vice
president, but literary sources said it was somewhat over $100,000.
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KUWAIT OP)-Kuwait reversed
itself last night and said it will
allow a plane carrying four ter-
rorists from Singapore to land in
this desert sheikdom "in re-
sponse to repeated appeals from
It said the plane will then pick
up nine guerilla gunmen holding
12 hostages in the Japanese Em-
bassy here because they pro-
mised to free the hostages once
the plane landed and leave the
country. Their destination was
IN SINGAPORE, officials said
the four terrorists left the coun-
try on a Japan Air Lines plane
Friday, February 8
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Anthropology: C. Peebles, "Organiz-I
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women's Studies: "Women in the
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University Players: Brecht's "Edward
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after freeing three hostages they
held for eight days on a ferry-
boat. They seized the hostages
after an abortive attempt to blow
up the Shell Oil refinery in Sing-
apore. Two of them said they be-
longed to Japan's Red Army, and
two claimed membership in the
Popular Front for the Liberation
The nine gunmen in the Jap-
anese Embassy here also have
identified themselves as mem-
bers of the Red Army ,the Popu-
lar Front for the Liberation of
Palestine and a group called
the Sons of Palestine.
THE GUNMEN, who seized the
embassy Wednesday along with
16 hostages, had demanded that
the Tokyo government send a
plane to Singapore, pick up the
four other terrorists and bring
them to Kuwait.
IN THE PAST, Kuwait has
been a lenient, but reluctant host
to pro-Palestinian guerrillas who
have sought sanctuary on its
It has become embarrassed,
however, by its reputation as a
haven for terrorists, particularly
since other Arab governments
and many Palestinian guerrilla
leaders have grown increasingly
critical of unsanctioned opera-
tions that create bad -publicity
and accomplish little toward the
liberation of Israeli held ,terri-
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