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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, August LETHBRIDCE Veterans Land Act faces slow death OTTAWA (CP) Backed by a ma- jority in Parliament, Veterans Affairs Minister Dan MacDonald is prepared to allow the elderly Veterans Land Act to go to its postponed death next year. A spokesman for the minister's office said Friday there is no intention to ex- tend the act past a March 31, 1975, deadline. The minister was forced to delay the scheduled demise of the program for one year last March when the combined opposition threatened to defeat the then minority Liberal government if he didn't. He can expect a stiff fight from the same opposition when Parliament meets this fall and next spring, but this time there is no chance of his now ma- jority government being defeated. Assurances of a stiff fight to save the act which makes relatively low-interest loans for housing available to some vet- erans came this week from Jack Marshall, Conservative veterans af- fairs critic who telephoned from his Newfoundland constituency of Humber- St. Georges-St. Barbe. He threatened to move another mo- tion of confidence in the government, if only to show that Liberal claims of a non-partisan stance in veterans affairs are incorrect. Mr. Marshall moved a motion of non- confidence last March in an attempt to force the government to extend the life of the VLA and expand its provisions. He lost that motion only after the government assured the New Democratic Party, then holding the effective balance of power, that it would reconsider its decision to allow the act to die on schedule March 31. Just before that deadline Mr. MacDonald announced a one-year ex- tension Stanley Knowles of Winnipeg North Centre. NDP veterans critic. said he was proud that the NDP had not permitted the government to be defeated. He said now Parliament can seek improved VLA legislation. Subsequently the government was defeated in the Commons on its budget and in the July election that followed the Liberals won a strong majority. Now Mr. MacDonald, who believes that the act nas served its purpose and should be allowed to die, just as Parlia- ment decreed it should in 1965, can have his way. The act provides for loans of up to at interest rates of about per cent for some housing and land ac- quisition. Under Parliament's action in 1965 veterans had until 1968 to show that they qualified for loans under the act and until last March to apply for those loans. After he announce his one-year ex- tension, Mr. MacDonald said there were about veterans who had qualified for loans but who had not applied for them. Veterans affairs de- partment officials said Friday it appears that by next March about of these will have applied. There was a heavy surge of applications in the spr- ing but since then they had dwindled to about 200 a month. An official said many veterans had themselves qualified just in case they needed a loan in future. He said some of those probably are dead. Those applying of late include some seeking to refinance their housing to take advantage of the more favorable VLA mortgages. Mr. Marshall, supported by Mr. Knowles, wants the government not only to allow VLA to continue but to change it to permit larger loans more in keeping with today's high-priced housing market. Students are stranded with bargain tickets PARIS (AP) Scores of American and Canadian stu- dents with bargain-fare tickets are stranded in Paris, unable to get home, because Air France and Air Canada flights are not only full but, the students allege, grossly overbooked. Many are sleeping out at the new Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, running out of money, missing college registration and apparently with no chance of leaving for home for at least a week. They say they believe similar groups are stranded in Brussels, Amsterdam. London and other European airports. Travelling on cut-price youth fares, they are at the bottom of the priority list with the airlines. The problem has developed because the normal crush of end-of-vacation travel has been intensified this year by the United States ban on youth fares. American students have been travelling via Canada, and largely on Air Canada. "We know they are legally within their said Brian Olds, 17. of Toronto, "but Air Canada is in a com- Leaders to decide fate of Social Credit party Shot killers Mrs. Jewel Dandurar.c is wheeled into first aid room of hospital at St. Anne, Friday after she shot and killed two men who fatally shot her husband, St. Anne Police Chief Rudolph Dandurand. Mrs. Dan- durand was accompanying her husband on patrol duty when the shooting took piece. Silver coins seized OTTAWA House leaders of three political parties will meet within the next two weeks to determine whether the Social Credit shall still be recognized as a political party in the Commons. Current legislation stipulates that in order to be as a party, and to have the leader obtain an ad- ditional a year, a party must have 12 members elected to the Commons The Socreds fell one short in the July election, dropping from 15 members in the last Parliament to 11. There are several implica- the party shall continue to receive research grants and whether the leader shall be recognized to speak on government statements. However, government offi- cials say, the only question that would require an amend- ment to exist legislation is that covering the leader's salary. Research grants, and recognition to speak on statements, could be pro- vided without any change to existing law. Officials say that Prime Minister Trudeau favors an amendment and continued recognition of Real Caouette as a party leader and receiv- ing the additional WASHINGTON iReuteri United States officials have seized a tola! of about S200.000 worth of Canadian silver coins smuggled illegally into the U.S. during the last 16 months, the U.S. Customs Service said Friday. Canadian law prohibits tak- ing more than worth of silver coins out of Canada at any one time. A sharp rise in the value of silver has led some coin dealers to offer more than twice the face value on the coins for their silver content. STUDENTS NEEDED! Ages 13 to 18 ROYAL CANADIAN SEA CADETS, WRENETTES AND NAVY LEAGUE CADETS Recruiting and Information At Navy League Headquarters 10th Ave. 17th Street South Monday, Sept. p.m. "LET THE EARTH HEAR HIS VOICE" This was the theme of the "Congress On World Evangelism" held in Lausanne, Switzerland in July of this year. F.G.B.M.F.I. is pleased to have as its speaker Rev. Albert Baldeo. who was invited to attend this con- gress. Born in Trinidad, West Indies. Rev. Baldeo taught school in the island before coming to Canada for further study, he returned to Trinidad to pastor its largest Pres- byterian Church. ALBERTBALDEO He now is minister of the Coaldale United Church and past president of the Ministerial Association of Lethbridge. You are invited to come and hear this colorful speaKer share what God has done in his life at the Full Gospel Businessmen's Breakfast meet- ing at the El Rancho Motor Hotel, Sept. 7, 1974, at 9 a.m. For Reservations Phone 328-9420. Tickets IMPORTANT MESSAGE from ANGLO STEREO PHOTO Effective August 5th, Anglo Stereo Photo will remain closed on Mondays. We are doing this to make it possible to have a full staff on for the balance of the five day week. Please be assured that on Tuesday to Saturday, from a.m. to p.m., and Thursday and Friday, till p.m. our staff of eleven professional sales and service consultants will do their utmost to be of assistance to you. STEREO PHOTO 10th ANNUAL ROTARY INDOOR HORSE SHOW SEPT. 5-6-7 THURS.-FRI.-SAT. LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION PAVILION 2 SHOWS DAILY 1 P.M. and P.M. Judging at a.m. each morning. TICKETS Reserve Seats Rush Seats 2.75 1.75 MISS CANADA Miss Blair Lancaster will be opening the show on Friday and Saturday. f Special Family Rates Rush Seats S5 per family. JUDGE ROY REGISTER RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA The Lethbridge Community College Eques- trian Team will be the intermission feature attraction with their square dancing on horseback. v plete mess as well. We have found out they are overbook- ing jumbo flights by up to 85 seats, expecting lots of passengers not to show up, and also their computer has been losing many reservation confirmations." No Air Canada or Air France officials were available to comment. WAITED FOR DAYS Most of the group of 19 interviewed at the airport north of Paris have been waiting there for four days. "There are no showers, food is expensive, and many of us have already had our luggage sent on to said John Porowski of Montreal. "You can start to smell us coming." The students said the only way of ensuring a quick depar- ture was for them to forfeit their youth tickets and buy full one-way ticket. They said dozens of would- be youth travellers turned up daily at the airport. "Many have gone to other airports or even cities to try to get home. We are the hard core at the said Olds. He has been trying to get back to Canada for two weeks, from Copenhagen, then Amsterdam and Brussels, before Paris. "This is my last stand." he joked. ELLIOTT'S BACK "isn't it about time we announc- ed Jim Elliott's appointment as our Program asked CJOC Radio General Manager George Brown 'But everyone knows Jim's back in Lethbndge. Everyone's .talking about Jim Elliott and the exciting concepts he's bringing to CJOC. re- plied CJOC Radios General Ssles Manager. Jack Innes "I know, but let.'s make >t of- ficial anyway." OK1 It's official. COMING to Lethbridge (MDES STARRING WORLD CHAMPION KAREN MAGNUSSEN THURS. OCT. 10 thru SUN. OCT. 13 Advance Seat Sale By Mail NOW OPEN! The Premier Event in the Beautiful New Canada Games SPORTSPLEX 7 SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCES 4 NIGHTS: THURS.. FBI., SAT., p.m. SUN., p.m. 3 MATINEES: SAT., 12 noon p.m. SUN., p.m. Prices: S3.00 S4.00 S4.50 S5.50 All Seats Reserved YOUTHS 16 and under 81.00 OFF all tickets for Thursday, p.m., Saturday, 12 noon and p.m. and Sunday, p.m. Order Tickets by Mail Now for best choice of seats before Box Office opens. CLIP THE COUPON MAIL IT NOW! DON'T DELA V" TO: ICE CAPADES BOX OFFICE, Canada Games SPORTSPLEX, City Hall, Lethbridge, Alta. Enclosed is cheque D or money order Q in the amount of payable to Ice Capades for ..............adult tickets at S..................each and ................youth'tickets at FIRST CHOICE: Day Date Time............... SECOND CHOICE: Day Date ....................Time............... NAME Day Phone 419-5thSt. S. Phone 328-6661 ADDRESS CITY or TOWN ................................................................................Postal Code Please tnclose a stamped, envelope lot prompt return o( tickets. LM-1 ;