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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Mayor Pictro GuglUslintai' spent Die night in jail at Civit- avecchia, Italy, charged with failing to curh industrial pollu- tion. The 44 year old mayor, arrested at his city hall desk in this port 45 miles northwest of Rome, was released later but ordered to stand trial on the charges, which could carry a penalty up to six years in prison. A local magistrate charged that by not enforcing regula- tions on industrial pollution Gu- eliclmini failed duties, broke several fishing regulations and caused gravi damage to the environment. Britain's plan for bringing legal independence to Rhodesia falls short of satisfying the Ca- nadian government, Enter n a I Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp said Wednesday in Ottawa. But in a cautious statement to the Commons, Mr. Sharp ex- pressed hope that some of the plan's potential shortcomings will be overcome and that the will of the black Rhpdesian ma- jority mil be satisfied. The scheme was made public last week by Sir Alec Douglas- Home, Britain's foreign affairs minister, who said it would move Rhodesia towards major- ity rule and racial equality. Ian Mackenzie, Heuters news agency correspondent who has spent two years reporting the war in South Vietnam and Cam- bodia, was in serious condition in hospital in Singapore Wed- nesday after a car accident. Mackenzie, a 29 year old Briton, suffered internal inju- ries and dislocated his hip when his car crashed into a lamp post. f t Premier William Davis of Ontario sent a telegram Wed- nesday to Prime Minister Tru- dcau expressing his concern over a possible federal govern- ment agreement to changes in the auto pact to help ease Uni- ted States economic problems. Mr. Davis was commenting on pubislhed reports which quoted External Affairs Minister Mit- chell Sharp as saying Ottawa was prepared to suspend tem- porarily Canadian safeguards in the U.S.-Canada auto pact to enable Washington to abol- ish its recent supplementary duty on imports. Foreign Minister Mohmond Riad said today that Egypt is ready to ask the United Na- tions to "reactivate" the peace- seeking mission of special en- voy Gunnar V. Jarring in the Middle East. The UN General Assembly Is scheduled to take up the Mid- dle East situation today. "It is our wish, our Riad said, to restore the Jar- ring talks which have been at an impasse since February when Jarring failed to get Is- raeli agreement on total with- drawal from occupied terri- tories prior to a negotiated peace settlement. "We hope the international community will join us to con- vince Israel to talk with Dr. Eiad said in an in- terview on the NBC Today pro- gram. Quebec's English language jniversities do more than sim- ply serve the province's minor- ity, says the chancellor of Sir George Williams University in Montreal. C. F. Carsley told the annual fall convocation at Sir George that "Quebec has a rare oppor- tunity to be a world leader in many areas of academic excel- lence" because of the quality of its universities in both lan- guages. Mr. Carsley, who was formal- ly installed as Sir George's chancellor at the ceremonies, said that in its quest to con- trol educational resources, the government must be sure not to harm the development of the universities. French woman journalist Mi- ohcle Ray was freed early Wed- nesday in Montevideo, Uru- guay, some 40 hours after she was taken from the home of a friend by three men and a wo- man claiming to be left-wing guerrillas, police said. Police confirmed that Miss Ray, who appeared to be in good health, was left at tile home of her friend. She strongly denied reports that it had been a "kidnap- police added. Tile gang who took her away said they "wanted to talk with said Uruguayan lawyer Ksllicr Oilio, owner of Ihe houso where Miss Ray is staying. New York state's deputy cor- rections commissioner, Waller E. DimlKir, has blamed fatigue and human error for hir. incor- rect report that hostages' Ihroats wore slashed at the At- tica prison rebellion. Testifying More tile House of Representatives select commit- tal on crime, Dunbar said he made the report to Corrections Commissioner Russell Os- wald on the basis of what IIP heard and saw. "I was tired after five days with two hours sleep a night." he said. "I saw hostages with knives at their throats and I saw one man who had been slashed from ear to ear. "If I erred, I erred as a hu- man being." Lvgisltilnres deal with problems ,000 auto bills introduced LOW FLYING THUNDER BAY, Ont. (CP) Two float planes moored on the Thunder Bay waterfront were damaged recently when a 60-mile-an-hour gust of wind picked them up and tossed them ashore, one on top of the other. DETROIT (AP) Members of state legislatures across the United States introduced bills dealing with automobile problems this year, trying to improve everything from high- ways to headlights. The record-breaking total of state proposals was in addition to numerous bills introduced in Congress and to recommenda- tions from the National High- way Traffic Safety Administra- tion. There were no figures avail- able on the number of bills which passed. A spokesman for the Automobile Manufactur- ers Association, which keeps track of s u c h legislation, said the proposals covered every thing from cars themselves to environmental problems and lit- tering. Many cf the bills introduced in the various legislatures dealt with the same subject. For ex- ample, legislation offered in 25 stages dealt with IJic problem of how to dispose of abandoned or junked vehicles. Bills deal- ing with the ability of bumpers to withstand damage in a minor impact were introduced in 37 states. One area that came in for scrutiny in m a n y states was that of compulsory motor vehi- cle inspections. With the enact- ment of a bill in Iowa, the num- ber of s t a t e s requiring such checkups rose lo 31. New Jersey came up with the toughest state law in this field. Effective in 1972, it requires that every car in the state have a pollution test. Those drivers whose cars fail the test will IK Riven a two-week grace period to correct the trouble. If they don't fix the defect, their cars will be ordered off the road. New Jersey authorities are reported to expect about one- third of the state's 3.3 million cars to fail the test. Another area which tackled the auto pollution problem was New York City where Mayor John Lindsay signed into law Aug. 20 a tough new city air pollution code aimed at bring- ing sulphur dioxide levels down to federal limits by 1973, two vears ahead of the federally mandated timetable. California already has a law with tougher anti pollution standards than the federal gov- ernment. The question of regulating or eliminating lead in gasoline came up in 15 states, while 26 saw legislation introduced which would establ i s li limits or authorize officials to set such limits. Georgia came up with one of the toughest anti-pollution laws, cracking down on cars and trucks which smoked up the highway. Bob Collon, director of the state's air quality control di- vision, said the new law wil' "get the worst offenders off the road." Thursday, December 2, 1971 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID 21 Ilouseluiihlcrs pep economy lending institutions EO prepared lo give financing commitments lo construction across the coun- try as they arc this year." Mr. Sliipp advocated getting the housing industry away from seasonal ups and downs. "I think the problem is the housing market has been gen- era! ed by a deficiency in Ihe finrncial structures of this na- tion which has created a Cycli- cal seesaw in the provision a' money to people." CALGARY (CP) The hous- ing industry is doing ils part to offset any slump in Ilia eco j nomy, says Harold Shipp.; president of the Housing and Urban Development Associa- tion of Canada. "I (hink we can do a pood, expanding he told about 150 persons at a meeting Tues- day of the Calgary Home Builders' Association. "I would predict we can do in excess of housing starts by 1873, rather than the one million starts set as goal by the Economic Council of Canada. He said 1971 would be a good year for the industry with about housing starts made, "because of the great impetus given by the private sector as- well as continuing involvement I by our federal housing policy." "I have never before seen liF.PATltlATF, WOUNDED TEL AVIV (AP) The Is- raelis have returned Hires wounded Egyptian prisoners via the International Red Cross, the Israeli stale radio reported Monday. It did r.ot give the date of the repatriation. Israel holds 71 other Egyptian and 4'2 Syrian prisoners of war. SIMPSONS-SEARS The Chic of Man-Made Seal yours for only 7Q.99 and 99 Man-made seal a luxury at savings you can't afford to miss! The finest quality man-made seal crafted into lines both elegant and simple. Styled with an elan that spells sophistication. And guar- antees warmth with satin lining and interlining. Black or brown; sizes 8-18 in the group. Fashion eviewers 22 find Cheery style setters to brighten u plhe mid winter blues. And carry you blissfully into Spring. 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