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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta MCHALU Proposed GPP changes would raise benefits students celebrate in the streets President's wife slain in coup OTTAWA (CP) Proposed changes in the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) would raise monthly retirement benefits from the current lev el of to by 1980 and 5350 by 1985, Health IWuK rv r-forc Lalonde said '--'ght. Tht increases would be over above any adjustments rnddc because of inflation, he si1. as the Commons opened clecu'e on a bill to put the cm-.n.Etes into effect. Coming to MEMCWC MT Stop at the FRONTIER MOTEL Accommodations. Reasonable Hates Also 0Td Commercial Rates Collect at 527-2266 Legislation approved last year automatically adjusts CPP payments upward with increases in the cost of living. Mr. Lalonde clarified later that the increases would apply to persons becoming eligible for CPP benefits in future years, not those drawing payments now. Those becoming eligible in the future will have contributed to the plan longer than those now drawing benefits. The plan was started by the Pearson government in 1966. Heath Macquarrie i PC Hillsborough i immediately promised Conservative support for the bill. "There is no danger of rejection. This measure will pass." he said after Mr Lalonde outlined the bill's provisions. New Democrat House Leader Stanley Knowles said his will nave suggestions to make on how the CPP can be imprf persons were killed in Tuesday morning clashes.) But radio broadcasts from Niamey monitored in Lagos made no mention of the whereabouts or condition of Dion, who ruled the former French colony from independence in 1960 until he was toppled Monday morning. Coup leader Lt.-Col. Seyni Kountie. in an interview over French radio, refused to com- ment on the reports of Mrs. Dion's death. After the takeover Monday. Kountie said not a shot had been fired. He later told French television that Diori, and his family are under the house arrest and "being well treated." Kountie. 43-year-old French-trained head of Niger's 2.500-man army, charged over Radio Niamey i that Diori had mishandled the "disastrous si-tuation" resulting from the six-year West African drought. He also laccused Diori's government of corruption, KOUNTI PRAISED The government radio inter- spersed lavish messages of praise for Kounti purportedly from individuals and organ- izations between programs of martial music. One commu- nique said the new government had decided to release immediately all political prisoners. But observers noted that such demonstrations of "popular support" are common after coups in Africa. PRESIDENT DIORI The capital continued under a dusk-to-dawn curfew and militia forces were told by radio to turn in their weapons. Niger is one of Africa's poorest lands, and its 4.2 million nomads and small farmers have suffered severely from the continent's worst drought in 50 years. The land-locked country's meagre MADAME DIOR! agricultural economy of peanuts, cotton, millet and sorghum is in tatters. Many thousands of men and millions of heads of livestock have perished. Tens of thou- sands of refugees, mostly no- mads, have been forced into refugee camps totally depend- ent on food from abroad for survival. Crippled Canadian boy walks thanks to Soviet surgical skills A Canadian paralysed after a motorcycle accident, is recovering in a Leningrad clinic. Here is a special report written by Pavel Bulushev of the Soviet news agency Tass: By PAVEL BULUSHEV LENINGRAD (CP) A young man in a T-shirt embla- zoned with a red maple leaf, ICll NATIONAL DEPT. STORES ma 302-5 ST. SOUTH Campers Special! Compact Electric REFRIGERATORS Size 2.38 cu. ft. x x Ideal for cabins, campers, apartments or rumpus rooms. It's roomy but light (5 compact 'reezer for ice and lots of door space. Brown only. AT A FANTASTIC LOW PRICE ISO FOAM CHIP FILLED PILLOWS LIMIT 2 PER CUSTOMER Beautiful printed colors. Shop earlyl Limited quantities, each MEN'S SPRING AND SUMMER JACKETS A big variety of A styles colors is O M available at this low, low price SIZES AND QUANTITY ARE LIMITED, SO SHOP EARLY! MEN'S HERRINGBONE White or Grey Sizes 42-54 195 STANFIELDS WORK SOCK 50% wool, 50% nylon. 2 259 im pr. for MEN'S SHORT SLEEVE NYLON T-SHIRTS I Size S.M.L.XL. This garment has a full [colter zipper and comes I in beauti'm Isprirn coiors 95 LADIES' FASHION BOOTS Many different styles and colors to choose from Sizes 5 to 10 Men's and Boys' Running Shoes Oxford or Boot in blacK or whila. Made of heavy weight cinvit. 949 Boys' Sizes 1 to 5 Men's Sizes 6 to 12 LADIES' SANDALS the symbol of his country, can be seen in the corridors of the Leningrad Institute of Neuro- surgery The seventeen-year- old Canadian from Toronto, Edgar Reiprich, injured in a road accident in 1971, now is learning to walk anew. At the beginning of March, Leningrad neurosurgeons operated on the boy who seemed to be doomed to immobility for the rest of his life. They removed injured parts of three vertebrae of the spinal column and removed commissures that formed after the injury between spinal cord and the spinal membrane Because of the vicious union of the vertebrae after multiple fractures and the commissures, the spinal canal narrowed almost by half, and there was a heavy pressure on the seven-centimetre section of'the spinal cord leading to its anatomical and hence irreversible, inaction. During the post-operative month, Edgar felt the sensi- tivity and ability of movement gradually returning to his body. His lower limbs were gradually regaining sensitivity to pain and he was recovering the ability to contract his muscles at will. But the doctors were in no hurry to let Edgar try to walk They were anxious to prevent possibly post-operative com- plications. And then the long-awaited day came. It was a difficult day for him and he was tired out completely. The doctor and his mother, Stephanie Reiprich, who helped him. were tired too. But not much was achieved. His muscles had grown weak during his years IP bed and did not obey him. WATCHED COMPANION Two months ago. Edgar watched Hennch Olszewski, 50-year-old clerk from Dahn, West Germany, with whom he shared a ward, attempting to walk. Olszewski met with a road accident in 1970 and was brought to the Leningrad institute with the diagnosis dooming him to immobility for life Last Saturday, Henrich Al- szewski took a plane home, taking along special equipment made for him in Leningrad to support the joints of his legs. Without this equipment, he does not dare walk as far as he otherwise could When Olszewski was saying goodbyes, the doctor told him that it will take him months of training before he can walk steadily again. Edgar is assisted in his training by Dr Yelena Nikitina Together with Stephanie Reiprich, she helped him adjust the sup- porting equipment to his legs and helped him take his place in the centre of an original de- vice on wheels. It is similar to the device that is used for babies starting to walk and it is.scaled to suit a grown person This device prevents falls and offers support [or the body and the arms. Made of strong durable Vinyl with cork soles. Sizes 6 to 10 in 3 popular summer colors. 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