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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, Auguit 18, 1772 THE VHHBRIDOE KEKMD 5 ided 'ung survives ItAliAT (Renter) Moroc- co's King Hassan II has faced and survived several assassina- tion attcmpLs since ascending lha throne of liis Noilh African country II years The 17th sovereign cf Hie A'ouile Dynasty, founded three centuries ego, the monarch has tried to brim; the counlrj' toward a form of par- liamentary rule combined extensive royal power. His moves have not pleased all of the r.alicn's five million people. The main opposition parties and labor boy- cotted a referendum on a constitution he inlrodticed in U970. They also boycotted a parliamentary election held af- ter the referendum, which King Hassan therefore won easily. Tne western-most of the; Maghreb countries Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya country gained its independ- ence in after half n c'jn- tury of French and Spanish rule. In 1901, more Ilinn 100 people svcrc put on (rial, accused of trying lo overthrow the mon- archy. Three alleged plot lead- ers were renlcnccd to death but later the sentences were commuted lo life. SI'KCTACULAIl I1II) lii Jure last year, nearly MO were again accused of. trying to topple King Hassan. l'ut it was a month later (hat the most spectacular attempt was made against the monarchy. During July 10 celebrations lo mark the king's 42ncl birth- day, soldiers burst into the pal- ace on the outskirst of the cap- ital, Rabat, with machine-guns blazing. (Juesls first thought tile shooting was part of the celebration fireworks display Then panic-stricken, they [threw themselves to the ground. Nearly people died, in eluding Helgian Ambassado Marcel Duprel, Some 400 sol dicrs also died, including scv cral generals. Other plotter v.eic later. About men were said I have Liken part in what proved an abortive coup, but King Has- san escaped unrcathed. Over the next three months lie royal government introduc- ed reforms, including land dis- ribution to landless peasants, mprovcd conditions for the 'iO.OOfl-mcn armed forces and steps against conuption in gov- ernment departments. GEN. OUFKIR Vole againsl hilingualism CALGARY The Dom- inion of Canada Party has dir- ected members lo vote for Can- didates in the Aug. 30 British Columbia election who are op- posed lo hilinguaiism. In a directive to members, national leader Flo Frawlcy asked members lo question candidates "as to where they stand on compulsory bilingual- ism." "I'lease support the candi- dale, regardless of party, who signifies publicly that he (or she) opposes such legislation." KING HASSAN Fathers attempted to save drowning children liv AI, DICKJK MIDLAND, O'll. ncrale iillcmpls by I'.vo j iu save seven children fi'om drov.-ninj! tailed v.hcn a glass [ibi'C boat which ipped will) itiindiird plugs (or flotation tanks sank to tire bottom of Georgian fiay, a coroner's jury wts told. 'lire jury investigating the deaths nl 10 persons in tlie .luly mishap near licrc recom- mended that boat manufac- turers be required to affix nlugs for air tanks by means of so that they "always be Claudia Contoi.s burst inlo tears as she told of the minutes of life for ber husband, Hires children ami a ward, her; brother-in-law, liis wife and three children. Mis, Contois told how the boat, which Ihe jury was told contained about 1.2.VI pounds while only being designed lo carry IwO po'.mds, as the two families were going on a camping vacation. "It turned she said. "They fthc husbands) went after the kids and put them up on the boat. II turned over again" and the children were put on the floundering boat again. STAKTIil) I'Oll HUM' She said her husband, Kich- ard, "decided to go fur help, tried to swim to shore." "After he left, the boat wcnl j she sobbed, "and there just Marlin. Da-iny, Kugcr.c and I left.'1 'Hie dead, all from [be Aur- ora area, were Richard Contois, husband of the surviving, woman, and their children Mar-; tin, 'J; Anthony. 8: Annette, and a ward, Sheila Hyan, '2: Kugcnc Contois, brother of Richard, liis Patricia, am] i their children Karin, y; MJ. chacl, 7; and Danny 4. Mrs. Contoi.s floated to shore three hours after the mishap. Her daughter, Monica, was picked up by a passing boat after treading water for almost SO minutes. Mrs. Contois told of how the wo families planned (he should camp on shore, make, jay Saturday night, the night two trips to the inland by Mat t d; before the accident. She testified that on arriving in Midland there was some dis-, cussion about whether they! night." or go all at once. "Mytelf, I didn't think It was that windy. Jt was a nice clear BALDWIN PIANOS and ORGANS BERTI SCHOOL of MUSIC 2646 SOUTH PARKS1DE DRIVE PHONE 327-0115 Gentle Rye Whisky. FRIDAY and SATURDAY ONLY! THESE SPECIALS IN EFFECT ONLY AT CENTRE VILLAGE IGA-LETHBRIDGE MARTENS COALDALE WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES PRICES IN EFFECT UNTIL CLOSING SATURDAY, AUGUST 12th! CANADA CHOICE TABLERITE......Ib. RIB STEAKS Ib. 1.19 LOCAL SWEET dozen SUNGOLD 3 boxes of 2 CLUB STEAK1 CANADA CHOICE TABLERITE WASHINGTON PRUNE PLUMS 4lbs. CHASE SANBORN CAVALIER PEAS fl. 01. tins PURITY 20 Ib. FROM OUR IN-STORE BAKERY SOFT DINNER ROLLS 2 ;