Edmonton Journal from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on December 7, 1983 · 4
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Edmonton Journal from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada · 4

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Wednesday, December 7, 1983
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A4 World Tl IE EDMONTON JOURNAL. Wedncwlay. December 7. 1983 EDITOR: DEBORAH RICHMOND NO WEE FURORE ON SCOTS' FARES EDINBURGH (AP) - Furore erupted in Scotland Tuesday over a Swedish state . , railway ad depicting a new cut-rate fare . so cheap even Scots won't try to avoid paying it. Winnie Ewing, member of the ' European Parliament for the Scottish ' Highlands and Islands, was quoted by the ' London Guardian as saying: "This may ' seem comic to outsiders, but it doesn't to Scots." The advertisement, for a two-for-the-pricc-of-onc fare, depicts a kilted Scotsman hiding on the luggage rack of a Swedish train while another Scotsman slyly offers the collector his ticket. Ewing, who is a member of the Scottish Nationalist party, was quoted as saying she's written to the Swedish ambassador in London, Leif Leifland, and the Swedish State Rail authority demanding an apology. Making fun of Scots is a national pastime in Sweden, she said. It is not only the railways. The Swedes have cut-price stores called Scots shops and Scot is used to describe everything cheap. A spokesman at the Swedish Embassy acknowledged a fuss had been created but said no offence was intended. U.S. urges NATO to beef up defences BRUSSELS (CP-AP) - U.S. Defence Secretary Caspar Weinberger asked the West European allies Tuesday to strengthen their defences. And he denied that his drive for more sophisticated NATO weapons is a sales pitch for U.S.-madc arms. Weinberger made the call at the opening of a two-day, 14-country NATO defence ministers conference a session that is stressing conventional defences after years of NATO preoccupation with nuclear missiles. A senior U.S. defence official who requested anonymity said Weinberger also warned the allies that a shortage of artillery ammunition in Western Europe is reaching dangerous levels. "The Soviets are capable of fighting a longer war and we would simply run out of ammunition" with current supplies, the official told reporters. He said stockpiles of ISS-mm ammunition, NATO's basic artillery round, arc below the 30-day supply NATO believes it would need if fighting broke out. Earlier in the day, the NATO defence ministers issued a communique calling for Common Market 'setback' ATHENS (AP) - Leaders of Western Europe's Common Market failed Tuesday to resolve a financial crisis threatening the 10-country trading bloc. A three-day summit meeting ended without a communique for the first time in 23 years and Chancellor Helmut Kohl of West Germany called the failure "a bitter setback." Common Market leaders and analysts predicted grave financial problems for the organization. President Francois Mitterrand of France said Europe now "knows in all clarity that it is in crisis." 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The U.S. defence official said Weinberger told the ministers: "This is in no sense aimed at marketing U.S. weapons systems. The principle point is to enable the countries of the alliance to perform better." New NATO weapons unvciledFli START talks continuc9 )!?P W&Vi ' m. A:- f, sss-m .t,.u. m turn What were once houses in LaPlace, La., now debris in wake of tornado . . . more than 125 homes were damaged or destroyed Deep South tornadoes, floods leave one dead, homes torn up By The Associated Press Tornadoes and floods ripped the Deep South on Tuesday, killing one person. Houses were torn from their foundations, flinging sleeping people into the streets and reducing barns to matchsticks. Scattered snowstorms, meanwhile, churned over the Plains and into the East and threatened to coat countless roads anew with ice and snow. A new, big chill turned the eastern Rockies into an icebox, with temperatures dipping to a bone-numbing 35 below in Colorado. 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