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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lcthbridge Herald Third Section Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, April 7, 1973 Pages 31 to 36 New Zealand moving toward a national holiday WELLINGTON, N.Z. (CP) New Zealand at last is tak- ing action to establish a New Zealand national day. A bill introduced to Parliament pro- poses to make Feb. 6 a public holiday to be known as New Zealand Day. Unlike most sovereign coun- tries, New Zealand has hith- erto not observed a national day- This has often been a source of embarrassment to New Zealand missions abroad when attending one of the in- numerable diplomatic parties given to mark other countries' national days in capitals around the world. By way of reciprocity, New Zealand diplomats have some- times given receptions Feb. 6, flinders farmers BOMBAY (CP) India's sci- entists have been asked to de- vise a p'an to end the damage caused by monkeys in rural areas. The plea has come from sev- eral farmers' associations in- His-and-her Rolls-Royces come high NEW YORK (AP) A E -oadway play crsce celebrat- ed a solid gold Cadillac. Now there are hls-ard-her RoHs- Royces on the street. They're bsiag offered for sale at 000 a pair. For him, there are walnut liquor cabinets containing Wa- terford crystal and virgir. lamb's wool carpeting. For her. there is also a liquor cabinet and crystal, but with blonde inink rugs. "We've already had about 10 inquiries from collectors, a couple of stars and some other very rich said dealer Michael Shudroff. "It's a great investment. They'll keep going up in val- ue." eluding the Mysore State Fann- ers' Forum. At an agricultural seminar held in New Delhi, V. R. Hire- gouder, general secretary of the farm body, said monkeys have become a big menace to agri- culture. "Only sporadic attempts have been made to deal with menace." Hiregouder said. He added that religious sentiments stand in the way of exterminat- ing monkeys which destroy crops. The scientists say that the only solution they can suggest is to destroy the animals. one Bombay agricultural scientist put it, "We can devise an effec- tive poison. We can give the peasants better guns. But are they willing to Mil the mon- keys? Most of them won't be- cause the Hindu religion re- gards monkeys as sacred-" In Hindu mythology, monkeys played a big part in helping the god Rsma to invade the island cf Lanka to rescue his beautiful wife from a demon-king. Some agriculturists say one solution is to export more and more monkeys to the United States, Canada, Britain, West Germany and other western countries where they are in de- mand for medical research. But others" say this is only "indirect killing." So the problem remains. the anniversary of the signing in 1840 of the Treaty of Wai- tangi, under which the Maori chiefs of New Zealand's na- tive race recognized the sov- ereignty of Queen Victoria. But the date has lacked offi- cial sanction. Ceremonies are held each year at Waitangi, in the far north of New Zealand, in com- memoration of the signing of the treaty, but the country as a whole has not marked the occasion. Milestone The Treaty of Waitangi in fact did not mark the estab- lishment of New Zealand sov- ereignty, but rather the an- nexation of the country as a British colony. However, it is regarded as of major import- ance as establishing the basis of relations between the Euro- pean settlers and the Maoris, and the setting up of racial harmony which has on the whole been singularly suc- cessful. In recent years small groups of Maoris have claimed that the race has re- ceived less than justice in terms of the treaty. But the occasion is still considered the most significant single step in New Zealand's advance to na- tionhood. However, lack of a national day for 133 years since the Treaty of Waitangi reflects the absence of militant nation- alism in New Zealand. Even now New Zealand is not taking drastic steps to sever old ties. The Labor gov- ernment elected last Novem- ber has emphasized that it plans to take a more inde- pendent line in foreign policy, but it is going about it in a far quieter way than the corre- sponding new Labor govern- ment in Australia. Won't retaliate New Zealand says it has no intention of retaliating against the new British immigration rules by imposing similar re- strictions on Britons seeking to settle in New Zealand- Australia proposes to abol- ish appeals to the judicial committee of the Privy Coun- cil in London but New Zea- land says it will consider the matter. New Zealand still has no na- tional anthem other than God Save the Queen. A tune writ- ten last century, God Defend New Zealand, is recognized as a national hymn or national song. But occasional desultory moves to have it replace God Save the Queen have never advanced to the point of legis- lation. The same lack of vehem- ence applies to periodic suggestions for a distinctive national flag. The present flag shows the Union Jack in one corner, with the four stars of the Southern Cross on a blue ground. So far there has been little sign of cheering and dancing in the streets at the thought of New Zealand Day. The chief comment has been from dis- gruntled employers who com- plain that someone has to pay for an extra public holiday and in the long run it will be the public at large. Comet moves nearer to sun CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) A newly-discovered comet will near the sun next Christmas and could bs the most spectacu- lar astrophysical event of the century, say astronomers. The meteor Kohoutek, now an almost invisible dot 400 million miles from earth, may be bright enough to be seen in day- light, says the Smithsonian As- trophysical Observatory. The comet will be closest to the sun Dec. 27 and" will be prominent for six weeks before and after then. W'kat cs that first really warm day at the tailend of winter and what better way to spend it than with a kite? But as so .many others before her, Lori Jacobs of Elyria, Ohio, discovers that even with flawless technique and utmost con-i centration, what goes up on a soft breeze usually conies down hard. (Photos by Carl Skalak.) -w- "3SS as s in the home of your dreams 11 iS' is -ere 'SI LETHBRIDGE'S NEWEST SUB-DIVISION with the following proposed features: SHOPPING CENTRE GOLF COURSE (now under construction) SCHOOLS PARK AND PLAYGROUND AREAS Inquire now about these and other great features! Many, many other hcmes to choose from. 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