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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Free drugs for British Columbia oldsters VICTORIA British Columbia announced a three- tsp program Thursday to help he elderly on fixed incomes in i time of rapidly rising prices. All people in the prov- nce who are over 65 will get ree prescription drugs starting Fan. regardless of in- Premier Dave Barrett md Human Resources Minister jlorman Levi told a news con- erence. They also lowered the eligible ige for the province's guaran- eed minimum monthly income o 60 from 65 and said they vere passing on the federal gov- recent increase n the old age pension and in- come supplement. They estimated the two Changes in the Mincome begun last rill add almost senior to the who now payments under the srogram. Mr. Barrett said British Co- umbia acted of tha severe pressure on these people in terms of beating the cost of living. can negotiate in- ureases. Professional people up their fees. Other people aave devices to protect them in but the aged' have no protection at OTTAWA Lowering the eligible age for aensions is something Mr. Bar- rett's New Democratic Party government was urged on Ot- tawa several times in the last .1 sar. have not done so. We the premier said. Cost of adding the to parsons between 60 and 14 whom the government esti- mates are eligible for Mincome payments will be about mil- part of which the federal government should pay under cost-sharing agreements in the Canada Assistance Plan. Mr. Levi said what per- centage Ottawa will pay is still bsing discussed by the two gov- but Mr. Barrett said he has found federal Health Minister Marc who is responsible for Ottawa's wel- fare recep- to B.C.'s position. The province will pick up all or part of the bill for extending Mincome to those aged 60 to said Mr. regardless of what cost-sharing formula is worked out with Ottawa. The minister invited people in this age bracket to apply imme- diately for the Mincome pay- which will start Oct. 1 this 'year. No moray will be forthcoming for two he but the cheques that go out Dec. 1 will be retroactive to the earlier date. This will give his department's field staff enough time to carry out the necessary needs tests. Under llie only monthly income is not what- BROUGHT IN SPECIALLY TO ENTERTAIN YOU AT THE VENTURA 'The Bud Nelson Duet' from WASHINGTON direct from engagements in Las Vegas and Hawaii THIS WEEK AT THE VENTURA HOTEL COALDALE and INN OLDMAN RIVER POTTERS GUIID BOWMAN ART CENTRE 9th St. and 5th Ave. S. PRESENTS POTTERY LESSONS Beginner Adult 6 Mondays Sept. 10-Oct. 22 6 Lessons Fee includes instruction HAND BUILDING KILN FIRING AND GUILD MEMBERSHIP TO CHRISTMAS For Registration and Further Details PHONE 328-5394 CORN ROAST AUGUST 8 p.m. 1706 13th Street North PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CUP AND LAWN CHAIR Aerie and Auxiliary Members Only TONIGHT YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE Presented by the ALLIED ARTS COUNCIL p.m. Tickets of LEISTER'S SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre TRAIN ROBBERS' In Technicolor. Starring John Rod Taylor and Bobby Vinton. Friday and August 24 and 25. Friday shows at and p.m. Family. No Matinee Saturday. FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre In color. Starring John Wayne. Saturday and August 25 ind 28. Friday Show at p.m. Family. MILK RIVER Sunland Theatre In color. Starring Burt Reynolds and Jon Voight. Friday and August 24 and 25. Friday Show at p.m. Restricted Adult. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre In Technicolor. Starring Rob- ert Will Geer and Allyn Ann McLerie. Friday and August 24 and 25. Friday shows at and p.m. Family. No Matinee Saturday. TABER Sky Vue Drive-In In color. Starring George C. Scott and Diana Rigg. Friday and August 24 and 25. Friday show at p.m. Adult. TABER Tower Theatre In Technicolor. Starring Rob- ert Will Geer and Allyn Ann McLerie. Friday and August 24 and 25. Friday shows at and p.m. Family. No Matinee Saturday. ever other assets a elderly per- son may have. If straight in- come is below a then the Mincom plan will make up the said Mr. Levi. The free prescription drugs plan WES also estimated at million annually.' Mr. Levi said pensioners will be issued per- manent identification much like plastic credit which will enable them to get their prescribed drugs free of charge from who in turn will bill the province. Mr. Levi nodded when asked if this system is just an interim measure until B.C. gete into a bulk-buying plan to lower drug but Mr. Barrett quickly said that the government has no commitment to such a scheme yet. Health Minister Dennis Cocke has said before that pre- scription drug prices were in- flated and suggested that the province set up a co-operative buying agency with other West- ern provinces to bring these prices t'own. Concern expressed on meetings CHARLOTTETOWN Canada's municipal affairs ministers ended three days of talks here with at least some of them skeptical of the of national tri-level gatherings. Ministers from Nova Scotia and Quebec both ex- pressed concern at a news con- ferenece over the lack of pro- ductivity of the tri-level meet- ings. Fraser Mooney of Nova Scotia said he was not against this national but wondered whether much could be accomplished on a nation- wide basis. Dr. Victor Goldbloom of Que- bec said he felt more could be done if the gatherings were held on a regional or provincial basis to give local problems the attention they deserved. The ministers agreed that after the forthcoming national tri level conference in Edmon- ton they will re assess the suitability of holding future meetings. they revealed that a study will be made on tax-exempt property in Canada which now totals about 15 per cent of all property. Most appeared to agree with a suggestion by Mr. Mooney that all property should be as- sessed a property tax and de- cisions on rebates left to in- dividual municipal councils and provincial governments. ACCEPTS INVITATION Queen Elizabeth will pay a state visit to Indonesia from March 15 to 23 next accompanied by Prince at the invitation of President Suharto. Park bench fun Things go better for oblivious couple doing their own thing at the Pacific National Exhibition in amid scores of other amusements. Everyone has his own method of taking a few minutes rest. New political party talked FBI said long engaged in limited burglaries By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Formation of a new political party in Canada to be known as Canada to combat the growing influence of French Canada across the country is now under discussion -with the objective of fielding 50' candidates in the next federal election. Stewart Crawford of one of the prime movers behind the formation of the new said Thursday it will be made up of three the Western Canada Party on the prairies and at the west the Cana- dian Loyalist League in Ontario and the Dominion of Canada English Speaking association in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Announcement of the forma- tion of the new party was not scheduled to be made until mid- September said Mr. Crawford. has been a the news of the formation of the party is a bit he added. The three groups from On- the west and the Mari- times held an exploratory meet- ing this spring in Ottawa. It was agreed to hold an organ- ization meeting Sept. 15 and -16 in Ottawa with the party to EL RANCHO FRONTIER DINING ROOM Charcoal Broiled Steak and Lobster and Continental Specialties served daily DANCING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS Entertainment for your listening pleasure every make its national debut in Octo- ber. Mr. Crawford said that the hsad of the Western Canada D. A. Ligertwood of Win- nipeg and the vice president Russ Maley from may both attend the September meeting. The prcposed new party will be right said Mr. Crawford. It will be basically conservative in its monetary and fiscal policies. Its aims will include reducing the power of the bureaucracy at all levels of government and in- creasing the influence of pri- vate enterprise in the economy. A main objective of the new party will be the repeal of the Official Languages act. Crawford said the legislation is being used by the government to transform Canada into a nationality He said the aim of the new party will be to restore the pre- dominance of the English lan- guage in Canada. The proposed new party will concentrate its efforts in the Edmonton and Vancouver centres of popu- lation in the west. In central Canada it will concentrate on Ottawa and Toronto and in the Maritimes in the Saint Moncton areas of New Bruns- wick and the western shore of Nova Scotia. SCOTTISH OFFICIAL BOARD HIGHLAND DANCING Registration Phone 328-9757 Mrs. Linda Kohn LABOR CLUB CORNER 2nd AVE. and 13th ST. N. WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE CLUBROOMS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY and Their Invited Premier to wed ST. Nfld. Premier Frank Moores of New- foundland will marry Janice in Winnipeg Satur- Progressive Conservative sources said here. The 40-year- old premier was divorced last year. Show Times PARAMOUNT Friday Short Subjects Factor'- Lest Complete SBDW Family Saturday Short Subjects Last Complete Show PARAMOUNT CINEMA Friday and Saturday of the Last Complete Show No Short Subjects Adult COLLEGE CINEMA Friday and Saturday Short Subjects arid Let Last Complete Show Adult GREEN ACRES DRIVE-IN Friday and Saturday One Complete Show Gales Open Family WASHINGTON The FBI committed burglaries dur- ing the Kennedy and Eisenhower administrations to gain foreign intelligence infor- former high bureau and justice department officials said in interviews Thursday. Published documents Indicate the purpose of the break-ins was to steal code and other cryptographic information from embassies of foreign coun- tries. President Nixon's statement Wednesday said break-ins by government agents were wide- well-known and author- ized during the preceding two Democratic administrations.. The president WES defending himself against implications of the 1971 attempt by White House agents to steal the fidential psychiatric records 01 Danid who was ac- cused of giving away the Penta- gon's top-secret history of the Vietnam War. Nixon said he did not author- ize the Ellsberg break-in and deplored it. But he said a re- cent Supreme Court ruling in- dicates to him that he has the inherent power to authorize such an illegal act. He should also point to you that in the three Kennedy years and the three Johnson years through when burglarizing of this type did take when it was authorized on a very large there was no News leaks coining from White House WASHINGTON At least some of the allegations made publicly about the crimi- nal investigation involving Vice- President Spiro Agnew are er- a reliable justice de- partment source said Thursday. The source also said that fewer than a dozen justice de- partment officials have access to the facts in the and that an investigation of con- troversial news leaks indicated that none of those officials was the source of the leaks. Asked -who might be respon sibla if not justice departmeni the source speculated that some leaks might be coo ing from the White since officials there are the only other people who have been fully briefed on the Agnew case But he said that even if some leaks were coming from the White such leaks would not necessarily be but might be the product oi sloppy handling of information relayed by the justice depart ment. are two people at the White House who are kept fully informed on what our findings said one source within the justice referring to President Nixon and his chief oi Alexander Haig. not inconceivable that information could have filtered down through other staff from them and gotten out that A member of Agnew's stafl also said he had been getting indications of White House leaks but said he was sure any such leaks were not a plot de- signed to hurt the vice-presi- dent. At the Western White House at San a presi- dential spokesman called the reports of White House leaks SOPRANO DIES Mass. Mary Palles Peyton Froell- a former Metropolitan Op- era is dead at the age of 95. A dramatic soprano during the 1920's and 1930's under the stage name of Mme. Maria Mrs. Froellick died Mon- day in hospital. alk of impeachment. And it was quite well Nixon's statement is chal- enged by others on several former FBI officials estimate the number of em- Dassy burglaries at less than 10 a and said they did not hink that widespread. official said the prac- tice dated back 15 or 20 which would place its origin in the Dwight or even the Harry Truman adminis- tration. codes sought in em- bassy break-ins were of obvious intelligence value. The value of Ellsberg's psychiatric records is a matter dispute. Ellsberg job was done by White House amateurs who apparently failed to photograph the desired and who left behind a jimmied door and rifled files as evidence that a burglary had taken place. For- mer FBI men say the bureau s embassy jobs were done by trained agents who went in and out without leaving a trace. attorney-general Nicholas who served under President Lyndon denied that he ever authorized or knew about such break-ins. Two former close associates of the late Gen Kobert who was attorney-general in the cabinet of his John said they are certain he did not know about such break-ins. SAYS PLEA DENIED Former attorney-general Ramsey who took office in late 1966 under said he turned down several re- quests from the late FBI chief Edgar Hoover for permission to break into a foreign mission in New York to obtain some mate- rial wanted by another security agencv. Former attorney-general Her- bert who served un- der declined to comment on the matter. Still unclear is exactly when and how the embassy burglar- ies and why they stopped. It now is known that Hoover in 1970 successfully resisted an attempt by Nixon to resume break-ins and to extend them for use against domestic radical groups such as the Black Pan- thers and Weathermen. It has been an open secret for years that the government sometimes wiretaps the tele- phones of foreign diplomats. No court orders are needed under law for these secur- wiretaps. Nixon first mentioned it publi- cly last May when he said ations had been carried out by the FBI until 1966. THE EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL in the AZTEC LOUNGE PIANO STYLINGS by in tne CABARET and the KOOL-AID FRIDAY and SATURDAY green acres drive-in TON1TE AND Hirer Dr. Coutu 327-1 100 SATURDAY IUHEINE HNN'JWHBGRET RQDW39LQR iTHE TBHIN ROBBERS w.nnr O A W.rn.r ComnuhK.Uo... HIT NO. 2 with ROBERT REDFORD GATES OPEN P.M. ONE COMPLETE SHOW P.M. college cinema Am. Miyor 328-6300. 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