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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 30 THE LETHBR1DGE HERALD Saturday, April 28, 19, 3---------------------------------------------- Swiss admit some truth relief fund waste THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ELIGION Worship in a warehouse? LUCERNE. Switzerland (AP) The Swiss branch of Caritas, the Roman Catholic charity or- ganization, announced recently that a probe into allegations o[ waste and misdirection of re- lief funds has established they "partly correct, partly un- founded." The probe was launched two years ago after seven Catholic laymen chared in much- publicized jTKinornndum that funds collected lor disaster re- lief had been "systematically misdirected" to save the Cari- tas administration from bank- ruptcy. The memorandum singled out the then director, Msgr. Paul Kuhn, as chiefly responsible for what they termed a phic situation." They also al- leged that he lavishly spent money on travel expenses. Msgr. Kuhn was suspended shortly after the memorandum was published. The critics also asserted then that 3.5 million Swiss francs, then worth more than DRY CLEANING BY THE LOAD 8-lbs. ('Norms! Garments) PRE-SPOTTED AFTER-SPOTTED By Our Attendant collected for victims of the Ni- gerian civil war lay unspent in Switzerland while Msgr. Kuhn was in charge. They said that, from funds col- lected for Pakistan flood dis- aster victims 300.000 francs, or almost were transferred to the Vatican. The two-year investigation of the charges established that "partly they are correct, partly they are unfounded, even super- ficial and needlessly a Caritas statement said. The statement contained no comment on specific points raised by the critics. It said in- vestigators, headed by Supreme Court Judge Max Stcffel, found that "appropriate use" was made of the relief fund. It con- ceded, however, that "certain projects could have been better controlled" and that the "dis- tribution of contributions to the administrative expense was sometimes open to discussion and disproportionate." "Certain decisions and ac- tions made by Msgr. Kuhn must be objected to, but fairness de- mands that his work and his commitment be appreciated." Enrico Franzoni, the raw Swiss Cartias president, said completion of the probe meant an end to what he called a "de- plorable crisis." Brazil Bible anniversary The Bible Society of Brazil will be 25 years old in 1973. Two goals have been set to ap- propriately mark the occasion. The society expects that its translation of the New Testa- ment into common language i Portugese will be completed and ready for distribution. The South American socioty also hopes to reach a 000 Scripture distribution figure before the anniversary celebra- tion is completed. TORONTO (CP) Water- front buildings here could be converted into cathedrals, cur- ling and skating rinks and an international youth hostel, says a University of Toronto archi- tecture student. Dietram Ostrowski, 26, makes his suggestions in a thesis now on display in the university's school of architecture. While the federal government has promised an 86-acre water- front park, Mr. Ostrowski says the' city does net need another park "simply with trees and grass." Existing buildings should be preserved but their functions dramatically changed, he says. A warehouse which the fed- eral government agreed to pur- chase in January for million could become a multi-level playground, says Mr. Os- trowski. SUGGESTS USES Its rooftop could become a so- larium and health club, the large insulated cold storage areas would become multiple rinks and part of the building could be converted into an in- ternational youth hostel. Grain elevators on the water- front could become cathedrals by replacing their roofs with stained-glass windows. Parking lots, he says, could be painted to provide badmin- ton or tennis courts and old canvas tents set up as beer gar- dens. But he feels that the most im- portant element would be a con- tinuous promenade and bicycle path along the shoreline. PARKSIDE COIN-OP LAUNDRY DRY CLEAN Open Doily at 8 a.m. 2654 South Parkside Drive Phone 327-0811 Catholics dispute birth plan EDMONTON (CP) The majority of Roman Catholics in Edmonton disagree with the church's traditional teaching on birth control, the Western Cath- olic Reporter said this week. A survey published by the Edmonton-based Catholic week- ly newspaper showed more than 83 per cent of its readers polled felt the use of birth control methods other than rhythm, the only method approved by the church, or abstinence can be morally right for Catholic coup- les. In addition, 88 per cent felt "there are some serious situa- tions when an abortion should be and 43.6 per cent believed the decision should rest with the woman involved and her doctor. PRIESTS MARRY More than 75 per cent said priests should be permitted to marry. And almost 70 per cent said they did not believe that divorced Catholics who re- marry outside the church are living in sin. The survey, among 600 of 000 households in the Edmonton archdiocese receiving the Cath- olic newspaper, was conducted by Rev. Leo Bug, lecturer in stiology at Newman Theologi- cal College Edrvmton. Father Klug said the repre- sentative sampling was scien- tifically designed to reflect the thinking of the house- holds. "In my opinion, one thing the survey reflects is that the credi- bility of the official church has been weakened because there was so much foot-dragging about he said. "Planned parenthood wasn't promoted." ATTENTION! BOYS and GIRLS The Lethbridge Herald CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT Is looking for bright, eager boys and girls service rural town paper roules. Applicants must specify oge (should be 12 years or Some routes are available right now and they may be in your own town. Example: Carriers are required right now in Pincher Creek, Lomond and Hillspring. This is a great opportunity to learn how to operale o successful business and earn your own money. Don'? hesitate, apply today! r Mai! to: DISTRICT SUPERVISOR CIRCULATION DEPT. LETHBRIDGE HERAID P.O. BOX 670, LETHBSIDGE. ALBERTA I wish 'o ccciy if Ago Add a showphone to your home! Imagine how one of these beautiful .old-style DECORATOR PHONES will accent the decor of any room. Plan to add one as a home extension phone now. Call your nearest AGT business office-or come in and see the full selection of styles and colors. Mediterranean Cradlephone with handsome hardwood base; glossy b.'ack handset and dial-panel; gold trim and dial. Candlestick Phones in red, white or black, with gold trim and dial. Antique White Cradlephone with elegant hardwood base; white handset and gold trim and dial. Carved Walnut Beige handset complements the crafted walnut cabinet. Or ask about the Black Leather Chestphone. CALL YOUR AGT BUSINESS OFFICE FOR FULL DETAILS NOW. ;