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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 THE UTHBSIDGE HERALD Wedntiday, Auguil 4, 1971 Haul out the red carpet NEW DELHI (AP) The government is planning to treat United Stales Senator Edward M. Kennedy as a raj, or head of SENATOn KENNEDY Popular in India stale, when he visits India next week to study the problems ol refugees from East Pakistan. Announcing this Tuesday, a spokesman said "extreme secu- rity precautions and red-carpel treatment" are being arranged because of the Massachusetts Democrat's views toward estab- lishment of an independent Ben- gali stale in East Pakistan. Kennedy, who is chairman of the U.S. Senate subcommittee on refugee affairs, will also visit East and West Pakistan "There is no individual Amer- ican who has done so much on the Bangla Desh the spokesman said. "He wil! be made to feel most welcome by the government of India, the press and the people." Kennedy is popular also cause of his criticism of contin- ued U.S1. arms supplies to Paki- stan. PSew Battle of Trafalgar ends LONDON (CP) A new Bat- tle of Trafalgar on the British shipping scene appears to have ended with the directors of the Cunard Steam-Ship Co. accept- ing a takeover bid from a real- estate investment company. Cunar'd Chairman S'ir Basil Smallpeice decided last night to recommend his shareholders to accept a million offer from Trafalgar House Invest- ments. Two directors, including Cunard's largest individual shareholder, immediately re- signed from (he shipping com- pany's board and vowed to con- tinue the light against the bid Jailed Israeli is released TEL AVIV (Reuter) Mor- decai Luk, a 37-year-old Israeli jsilcd for spying, has been re- leased here seven years after he was found gagged, bound and drugged in an Egyptian diplo- matic trunk at Home airport. Airport officials heard moans from inside the trunk minutes before it was to have been flown to Cairo in November, 19W, and the trunk was opened despite protests of Egyptian embassy officials. Two Egyptian diplo- mats were expelled from Italy because of the incident. Laos situation grows worse WASHINGTON (AP) A Se- nate committee staff report says a substantial boost in United States aid, including more than SIOO million spent last year by the Centra] Intelli- gence Agency, has failed to strengthen the government of Laos. Despile S350 million in aid last year, not including bombing, the report said, most observers in Laos feel "the situation there is growing steadily worse and the initiative seems clearly to be in the hands of the enemy." The number of North Vietnamese troops and Chinese forces in Laos WES reported on the in- crease. Airliner forced to land BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Syrian air controllers forced a Lebanese airliner with 105 per- sons aboard to land in Damas- cus today but released it a slrort tin] 3 laler. An aii-port source said none of the 95 passengers was detained in Syria. The plane continued on to its original destination, Ammar, Uie Jordanian capital, and then returned to Beirut. A spokesman for Middle East Airlines said the Syrians said the Boeing 720-B strayed from its prescribed route and they wanted to question the pilot. B.C. government junks old cars VICTORIA (CP) As part of program lo clean up the environment the provincial government is going into the junk car removal business, recreation minister Kenneth Kiernan announced Tuesday. Two mobile car compac- tors and related equipment are being acquired at a cost of about One will be in operation in southern Vancou- ver Island later this month and the other will work in the low- er mainland. Regional districts and mu- nicipalities are being asked to cc-operatc in assembling car hulks at least 50 per loca- tion as tlieir share of the clean-up operation. The minister said a "shot- gun" guess would put the num- ber of existing hulks in Brit- ish Columbia at with abcut more being added each year. At "reasonable effi- ciency" the two compactors should be able to handle 50.000 car hulks a year. Mr. Kiernan said Qie gov- ernment is prepared to absorb the capital cost of the equip- ment in the hope that operat- ing ccsls will pay for them- selves. The service will be free in cases where the government is given possession of the com- pacted cars, which mil prob- ably be sold in Washington state for recycling into smelter feed. The cost wil be per car for the first 50 cars and for subsequent ones at the same location. Red Deer fire department inadequate says report RED DEER (CP) The Ca- nadian Underwriters Associa- tion said here the operational efficiency of the city's fire de- partment is hampered consid- erably by the lack of training facilities. Expcrl aulo thief hard lo slop DETROIT (AP) Mi- chael Murphy, former New York City police commis- sioner, says the expert car thief is almost'impossible to stop. Murphy told delegates to the International Associa- tion of Auto Theft Investiga- tors I hat a locked ear can be opened in 1-1 seconds, a locked steering column in 90 seconds. nut Afiii-phy sard 70 to 75 per cent of each year's thefts ;ire still joy-rides by youths iil'.rnctcd by tho nf an unlocked car with NIC keys left in the ig- nition. A report said existing fire- prevention programs are well organized but are of IHUe val- ue because inspections are not made frequently enough. 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