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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Canada opens door to Chile refugees OTTAWA The gov- ernment is preparing to help several hundred people dis- placed by the recent Chilean coup to come to Immigration Minister Robert Andras told the Commons Friday. The Chileans and citizens of other Latin Ameri- can will be process- ed by teams of external af- fairs and immigration depart- ment officials now he A SPRING-LOADED PQOT PEDAL ON A NEW ROTATING SUPPORT RAISES A BED'S SPRINGS AND MATTRESS 2 FEET OFF THE FLOOR. IT EMDS STOOPING AND MOVING AROUND THE BED TO MAKE ITUPAND FACILI- TATES CLEANING UNDER IT... PAINT ROUEff OMBS Swipes.' said. The officials had been ordered to process the refugees under the relaxed provisions of Canada's refugee program. Mr. Andras said later he ex- pects this movement of Chilean and other refugees will be completed the next few External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp and Mr. Andras will meet with representatives of the World Council of Churches Monday to discuss how the council might rally volunteer support to help tfie refugees get settled. Mr. Andras said the prospective immigrants will be judged under relaxed criteria and faster-timn-usuai processing of their applications for visas and landed-immierant status GET CHECKS Usual medical and back- ground checks would be carried however. Tran- sportation would be paid by Ottawa but there did not seem to be a need for a special air- lift as in the case of expelled Ugandan Asians. Canada already is receiving immigration applications from Chilean citizens at a rate of between 25 and 30 per Mr. Andras told reporters. There will be no quota set on the number of Chilean citizens Canada he said. Mr. Andras said it usually They gave Mr. and Mrs. Jim Blair- more Anonymous 1.00 .Lelhbridge........' 2.00 Mrs. Yvonne Lethbridge 2.00 Lethbridge.......3.00 Mr. E. G. Mann and Lelhbridge..................3.37 Lethbridge......5.00 Tollestrup Lethbridge 5.00 Mrs. E. V. Lethbridge'5.00 Bill Fort Macleod ......5.00 Les and Helen Fort Macleod....................5 00 Mr. Charles J. Forl Macleod....................5.80 Mrs Aniela Baika. Blairmore 5.00 Peter Kramer Family. Raymond 5.00 John Spring Coulee 5.00 Isabel Lethbridge.....10 00 Mr. and Mrs. William Lethbridge................10.00 Lelhbridge....... 10.00 John Taber..........10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bath and Fernie .................20.00 Jerry Kubik and Wrentham 100.00 Shalom Teen Club. Vauxhall 100.00 Total To-Date GENERAL FARM Presents The SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge...... 19 14 .01 Vermilion....... 12 8 .19 Edmonton 7 6 .03 Grande Prairie 1 -3 .01 Banff........... 17 10 .15 Calgary......... 13 7 Victoria 47 40 .08 Prince Rupert... 38 26 Penticton....... 37 33 .30 Kamloops....... 33 31 .22 Vancouver...... 45 41 .13 Saskatoon....... 18 13 Regina 18 12 Winnipeg....... 17 1 Toronto......... 47 23 Cfttawa 39 25 .03 Montreal 38 27 .03 Los Angeles..... 67 56 Las Vegas...... 62 44 Chicago 52 36 New York 54 40 Miami.......... 75 69 Washington 65 44 San Fransisco 58 50 .95 Denver......... 56 27 Phoenix 78 50 Athens 52 45 Rome.......... 41 27 London......... 39 28 Paris........... 39 32 Berlin.......... 21 16 Amsterdam..... 30 18 Brussels........ 34 25 Madrid......... 59 32 Moscow 16 11 Stockholm 19 14 Tokyo.......... 55 43 FORECAST Lethbridge Medicine Hat Cloudy with risk of freezing rain near lows 5 sunny periods winds highs 10-15. Calgary Two to four inches of snow with six inches expected in lows near sunny periods Sun- winds N15 causing drif- highs near 10 above. Columbia Kootenay Region Today cloudy with oc- casional snow except mixed rain and snow in extreme south. Sunday cloudy with oc- casional snow except only cloudy in extreme south. Highs today and Sunday 30 to 35. Lows tonight 20 to 25. MONTANA East cf Continental rain or show showers developing west this afternoon spreading into east portion tonight. Sunday variable cloudiness and cooler with widely scattered snow showers. Highs today 35 to 45. Lows tonight 10 to 25. Highs Sunday 30s except 20s northeast. West of Continental Divide Scattered rain or snow showers today and tonight. Sunday partly cloudy few showers mountains. Highs both days 35 to 45. Lows tonight 20s. Edward's Rod Weeder and Heavy Duty Cultivator ORDER NOW AND BE HEADY FOR SPRING WORK. BUY EARLY AND GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES CoutU Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 Highway 1 reported bare and dry. Widening of one mile sec- tion of Highw ty No. 3 east of Fort Macleod is in progress. All remaining highways are in good driving condition. 3ORTS OF ENTRY and Closing Carway 9 i.m. to 6 Chief Mountain Coutts 24 Del ionita 9a.m. Porthill-Rykerts 8 i.rn. to Wild Horse 8 a.m. to RoosevilleSa.m. o midnight. Logan Pass closed. costs about 1650 per person to bring a group of refugees here. The government had promised help with job train- ing and initial settlement costs as well as transportation to and within Canada. In Hortensia Al- widow of the former Chilean said she Mr. An- dras's statement that Chileans will be accorded the same relaxed selection criteria as refugees from other countries. WILL SAVE LIVES this will mean that very many lives will be Mrs. Allende told a news conference. she the number of Chileans wanting to leave is far greater than the number Theminister said 20 Chileans have already arrived in Canada and 50 more have visas and applications while 150 others are being processed. Mrs. Allende said that despite the minister's were many thousands who want to leave the She said Canadians do not realize the difficulties encoun- tered by fleeing Chileans who want access to Canada's em- bassy in Santiago. policing by the mili- tary makes it difficult to even get near the she said. To be she Canadian embassy personnel have to risk their per- sonsal safety to help those in danger of torture or In her talks with Prime Min- ister Trudeau in Mrs. Allende said she did not bring up the conduct of Andrew Canada's ambassador to Chile whom she has bitterly criticized as a supporter of the military junta. Mrs. Allende said she wants the Canadian government send an airplane to gather all the Chilean refugees in Panama and other places where they cannot stay No changes in income tax forms OTTAWA Revenue Minister Robert Stanbury un- veiled 1973 income tax forms little changed from 1972 despite some complaints in Parliament earlier this year that they are too com- plex for many Canadians. most important change is that more people won't have to calculate their tax this time because the tax tables have been expanded from to Mr. Stanbury said. People with taxable income up to now may use the tables to determine their tax at a rather than figure it out provided they meet the qualifications for using the tables. In another Alberta this year joined those 'provinces in which the federal government administers property tax credits. Stanbury and several at a briefing for members of Parliament and the said attempts were made to devise simplified forms for different taxpayer such as pensioners and those whose only income is from wages or but it was found impossible. FOUND IMPRACTICAL It was also found imprac- they to cut down the nine tax schedules mailed to all taxpayers even though everyone doesn't need them all. Mr. Stanbury said inter- national tax experts had told him that Canada's income tax forms and tax guide are among the simplest anywhere. The deadline for filing tax returns is April 30 but tax forms will go in the mail early in January and taxpayers can file as soon as they receive their T4 employer earnings slips and other necessary papers and fill out the tax returns. Flying rock kills man Mont. A rock sent flying by an ex- plosives blast has killed a 60- year-old Helena man. Authorities said Oliver a maintenance worker with the Burlington Northern was struck on the head by the rock while standing with other workers 400 feet from the blast site. December LETHBRIDGE Macdonald replacement demand slapped aside Lowered by rope A woman is lowered by rope from the roof along the side of the Taiyo department in southern Japan. The raging midday fire roared through the seven-storey department store and at least 100 persons were reportedly killed and 78 others in- jured. Region mental health councils advocated EDMONTON The provincial mental health ad- visory council will recom- mend the Alberta government establish regional mental health councils as soon as Walter a member of the said Friday. Regional mental health designed to give citizen input into planning of mental health are provided for in the revamped Mental Health Act passed by the legislature -last year. But no councils have been set up yet. Mr. chairman of a council subcommittee on the regional mental health coun- said the committee suggests regional councils would work on an advisory basis rather than actually managing services. see their primary areas as helping with a process of co- ordination and evaluating the quality of mental health ser- vices within their Much of the councils' func- tion will be related to their developing enough influence in their Mr. Coombs added. people for the councils is not difficult... it's in establishing their framework and sufficient The committee suggested a regional council be composed ot 12 to 20 mostly citizens at large from each region or community. It was also suggested less than 50 per cent of the members be professionals in the mental health field. OTTAWA Two senior Conservatives attacked Donald Macdonald's credibili- ty as energy minister one asking that Prime Minister Trudeau fire him from the portfolio. Gerald Baldwin told the Commons that the public no longer trusts Mr. Macdonald and asked Mr. Trudeau to replace him. the former Con- servative House leader told reporters that Finance Minister John Turner perhaps should take over the post. But the criticism was slapped aside by Mr. Trudeau who called Mr. Baldwin's judgment and and he refused to consider his complaints. Conservative energy critic Alvin Hamilton Moose argued that Mr. MdOuCiialti'5 credibility is at stake because of statements differing with in- dustry spokesmen on the potential oil shortage facing Eastern Canada this winter. to my informa- Mr. Trudeau no discrepency exists. And if it he would be inclined to attribute the error to other not .to Mr. Macdonald. Outside the Mr. Baldwin said Mr. Macdonald may be good man in many ways but his usefulness has been Mr. might be a far better choice for a ministry so important as energy. At issue was a confusing series of statements over potential shortages. Mr. Macdonald has said shortages could be bar- rels a with normal imports of of Arab production cuts and the threat that international supply com- panies may not be able to live up to contract commitments. Reaction from industry sources indicates there are no plans to reduce normal deliveries at present and Mr. Macdonald has agreed with them. He left MPs confused earlier in the by a series of remarks in- dicating delivery cuts were imminent and that one com- pany already had made a deci- sion to reduce shipments. Throughout the controver- Mr. Macdonald has in- sisted that his position would be clear if MPs read all his statements in context. John Diefen- baker refused to say whether he sup- ports his colleagues in their criticism of the minister. The former prime minister prais- ed Mr. Macdonald a few weeks ago for his forthright answers in the Commons. Since Mr. Macdonald obviously has been placed in a position he has no NEWSPRINT INCREASES TOKYO Five major paper mills have announced a 15per-cent price increase for effective within the next five months. A spokesman for the mills said the markup was necessitated by soaring worldwide prices for pulpwood. choice but to Mr. Diefenbaker said. had admiral marks be- fore but the past few days have been rough He has had support from the prime Mr. Diefenba- ker said. You can build this SHU BOA FFLE Table with 12' playing surface Material cost less than All wood construction Total length t 140 Building a straight level playing surface is surprisingly A handy man could build the complete board in one day. Construction is and material can be at most building suppliers. We have complete plans. Send cheque or money order your plans to KGME-SUILT-GAMES P.O. BOX STATION E CALGARV. ALBERTA INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FSRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD. Established 1911 Lower Floor 517 4th Ave. S. 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