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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Widow of slain Martin I finds her new life fulfilling --------Wedncidny, April 5, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD IS ATLANTA, Ga. (AtJ) Four years nftcr llic assassination of her husband, Corctta ikotl King says her tJiough drastically changed, Li ''immensely fulfill- ing." "It's a {iiUilling lite in so many lerms of the cliildrcn, the non-vioiuil civil rights cause, ami in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial said Mrs. King in an interview. "If look me a year ant! a half before 1 began lo fully assess I he wlwle experience of his death and its imprint on me as a person and as his said Mrs. King. The widow of the Negvo civil rights leader hardly gave her- self lime to mourn after her husband was shot lo death m Memphis April 4, isca. Instead, she plunged into a whirlwind of activity, carrying on his non-vi- olent programs, "I lived up lo the responsibil- ities that thrust upon me one responds in a she said. She sat in Lhe office of her modest, red-brick horre in a lower middle-class black neigh- borhood. "It's a drastically changed used lo feel like a home- she said. "When my husband was alive, I used lo have 40 people over for dinner and think nothing of it." Now, Mrs. King Jias a cook. But willi her involvement with the centre, and a variety of causes, travel, and demand on Scavengers strip ship PORT ALBERNI, B.C. (CP) An RCMP spokcsmnn said today lhal scavengers removing items (rom the Rrounded Fatia- rnnnian freighter Vanlene faca customs pcnaltica and policg action, "The Vanlene Is still In the custody of the receiver ol wrecks and until he releases the ship, it Is unlawful for any- ooe to remove anything from he said. He denied that police had ever said the Vanlene was the lawful prey o( scavengers, add- ing that two lifeboats, brass fit- tings and other goods removed from tho ship had hecn selzec in Ucluelct by police. The freighter, with n load of Japanese cars, wenl aground at Ihe mouth of Bark- ley Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island March M. A watch was kept on the ves- sel until last Thursday whco scavengers moved in and vir- tually picked clean 109 cars led on the half-submerged ship. Lifeboats, mattresses, blankets and other ships supplies were also taken. Birds face death LOS ANGELES (AP) Tho fight to halt an epidemic of Newcastle disease a virus- caused sickness fatal to birds may result in the extermina- tion of an estimated two million birds in Southern California, a federal expert said here. HIGH DENSITY Britain has alxml 590 persons for p.vcry square mile, giving it one of the highest population densities in the her for speeches, she lias lilllo lime or leisure. In the nwm next to her office, several assistants stay busy with mail and the telephone. PHEACI1KS AT SKnVICK Slic receives hundreds of invi- tations to speak at universities and conferences, for fund rais- ing and in support of cnndidatcs. SlK was Ihc first woman in history to preach at a Sunday service L-. St. Paul's Ca- thedral in London. Sie has been received by Pope Paul in tho Valican and by Queen Juliana, of the Netherlands. Mrs. King is most deeply in- volved, however, in helping to develop the lives of her four en- ergetic young children: Yolanda Yoki 16, Martin Luther King III (Marly) 14, Dexter, 10, and Beniice (Bunny) 8. "I don't want my children to through any phase and nu'ss she said. Of her husband's death, Mrs. Sing says: "He will not pro- perly be recognized as a leader for 50 years. It's very hard for a man in bis country and in fiis own time to be fully appre- ciated so people can look at him objectively. "If Martin had been president or some otlicr kind of figure in .his nation, and white, he would be evaluated differently. It's still a racist country." Has she given any thought to remarrying? At the moment, I'm not thinking of getting Mrs. King replied. "I don't know. I'm not saying I won't and I'm not saying 1 will. "Of course, I'm human and all that, and I'm not saying I wouldn't enjoy tbc companion- ship with someone with whom I was compatible, MADE COMMITMENT "But, given tlie c i r c u Di- stances, the type of life I lead commitment is a way ol life It could be very diffi- cult for someone to accept this kind of life. "Perhaps if I didn't have the cause, 1 would be interested in finding someone. But it's not that way. "People have In understaod I was married to a man I loved, but also to a cause I was com- mitted when the man was no longer there, I still had a cause to which we were both committed which gave me satis- faction and which helps to sus- tain me." Mrs. King's normally calm voice contains excitement when she discusses Ihe King memo- rial centre. The Institute of Non-violent Change, a part of the centre, is intended to serve as a boycott centre for Ihe nation. "What we're trying to do inslitutionalire the boycott pro- cedure as a technique for changing the power she .wid. Mrs. King is president ol the centre, which is to include King's tomb, the Ebenezer Bap- tist Church where he preached, his birthplace, library, lecture hall, recreational centre and the instilute. She encourages the participa- tion by blacks in politics and often flies around the U.S. to support, candidates, both black and while who, she says, "are responsive to the needs of the black and the poor." Mrs. King declined to say whom she Hill support, for presi- dent in the fall elections in the United States. EATON'S HEARING CENTRE NEW! from SIEIHA1NS ECONOMY HEARING AIDS H. W. MATHESON Certilicii Hearing Aid Audiofogist look til fheie features 1. LOW INITIAL COST LOW BATTERY EXPENSE (6 monlhi on one ball try) 3. SIEMANS EXCELLENT QUALITY 4. EATON'S UNSURPASSED GUARANTEE Coma in ice and try Iheig nidi without obligation THURSDAY, APRIL 6th Eaton's Slereo Room Phone 327-8551 for appointment H. W. MATHESON Certified Hearing Aid Audiologiil Member of Nolionn! Member ot Alberto Hearing Aid Society Hearing Aid Deolen' Ajjn. Slralliconas on (Cyprus assijjiimcnl rci') Aimui ur. t'inhci.s of Ihc C'alciJiry l.ast'd I.oid SlriillitoiKi llnisct rytoynl led. licro Tuosrluy fcr duty on Cyprus. The regiment will liceome Ih'.' fuiUiniiont of t h United Nations force nnd serve on llic is- land for six months. Three mure Rraups o( I li c rcBiincnl "ill leave here Apiil 7, 9 rmd II. It is Ihe regiment's SCCDIIC] Cyprus aSiii-r.ihuiil. A MHUuhun of the served tlii'io from October, iMJ, to March, College probe extended CARRIES ON PROGRAM Mrs. Corello King, wife of ihe late Martin Luther King, poses before photo-pointing of ihe civil righls leader In her office in Al.unla, Georcjia, Mrs.King has been caugKt up in n o( civil rights aclivily since the slaying of hor husband. The photo-pciinl- Tng in background was done by basebal! player Curt Flood, and is one of her favorile portraits. .Road nvop allcr SALMO, B.C. (CP) The Salmo Crc.ston section, of llic Southern Trans-Canada High- way reopened after n liy- pass constructed arouml a wooden bridge pnrlly destroyed by lire Sunday. Tlie bridge cauglit lire when vehicles collided. Tlirco persons were injured in the ac- cident. none seriously. DKFII ten A 'liiy WHS antiouneed Tuesday :is Commissioner Ur. T. liyrue opened (he second f'iiy of a licarinj! into unrest. Ihe eiimpus of Red Doer IV Itvrzie said ,15 additional MilniiLssLniis liad been received d uin groups and individuals rHressitnlinfi oxlra time for the iiKimry winch was ordered last March by Advanced Education Minister Jim Fosler. 'hie hearing, originally sche- duled to end Saturday night, reconvene Monday a n d Tuesday nest week to accom- iii'Klatc tbc additional presen- tations. [JO Mill rilUSTHATKI) 111 a five-page brief Tuesday, I In- hoard of governors said il frustrated by apparent un-i re-it on the campus because it j li; '1 nnl been able to pinpoint areas of concern, j Monday, the college's stn- denis' association in a 369-page brief said the governors lacked Jiii understanding of (heir role' n statement rejected Ijy tlie hoard in its brief. The bnnrd faid it had dealt college matters in a way "indicative o[ the board's per- ception of the problems of Red Tlie governors said they liEitl several t li a t. Jjiiy coinpJaJnts be brought lo Ihoir atteiitioii, "hut to no avnil." ''As a result, the board found LlseH in Die unwilling position of beiiijl unable to perform I'-M (Iutics imd Ihrre appeared un alternative other than lu re- quest liie iiupiiry." In February fac- ulty and students' associations passed motions of nunconti- I (tenet1- in the administration Ihe students, in their brief) Monthly, called (or ihe rIKmi.v snl of piesidc-nt [1r. Mcrvyn I'laslinrui awl vice presidenl Dr. Ronald Pilers Jim student assetia- linn president, was in dirccl cxiiniiiini.ion Tue< d a y j why the sUtdems had nut nt-eci normal channels for reafiling the governors. lie lohl Dr. liyrne, former Alherla deputy efliK-atinn mm- ister, lhal after iin'tinl MIR associaticn to tioubt the uf tlit1 lionrd. COXCKDKS I'OINT Tiidcr Vy cinj'dnn an vor and counsel for HIT. Kas'ni.'in and Piters, Mr, Head tonced'-tl he had no "iinrsonal know- I ledge" of a claim in the stu- (lulls' brief that Dr. Kaslmrm and Tom Donnelly, chair- j man, were "drinkim; buddies.'1 I Mr. I load said llic proceed' ings should be concerned with the "cliimilc" of the collie while Mr. Wright a more in terms of substantiated testimony and evidence. Ihe student prcvirlonl said that in tlic lotal climnle of Ihu college. in llK'nisclvr-s have n siunificance llirounh the sense of frustra- ting which, be: said, partly led lo (he inquiry. Aiked by Mr. Byrne whether fie was climalo of the inMiUilion was sifinifi- rani. Mr. Head replied, Ijct.-ause it was a crucial issue for the1 commission to examine in addition to the reasons for ils deterioration. Mr. Wright filed 23 formal ffi.T.sticms on behalf of the ad- ministration. lie .said tliat whiio Ihe admin- disputed much of Ilia students' brief, it was being sc- IiH-tive in questioning