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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 LETHBRIDGE HERALD December 1973 Union Jack stays up POINT Wash. It was the bomb threat that linally broke Christine Emmas' nerve. For months she held out against the obscene and threatening phone calls While she the Union Jack flew above her home in this small Washington state about 25 miles south of Vancouver. Then one night a month a man phoned and told her 'to get the hell out of the 'And if that flag doesn't come down we're going to blow u up diiii maybe the house with she was warned. So the flag came down. But flushed with more than a touch of British defiance. Mrs Emmas quietly left the crowd gathered in a tavern here for the International Join Commission's hearing and went home The IJC is holding a series of public hearings on a proposal to establish an international park that would include all ot this border community UP AGAIN Mrs Emmas took the Union Jack from its place in a cup- board and hoisted it once more. This she it stays up Mrs Emmas is a British subject living here on a perma- nent visitor's visa She says that bomb threats or the Union Jack will fly below the Stars and Stripes on her Hag pole tor as long as she remains in the United States. Not that she takes the threats lightly. She is a widow because of a bomb attack. Her husband was one of 21 persons killed June as he sat aboard a jet on the way to their home in Hong Kong from Singapore. At 35.000 a bomb planted in the aircraft's luggage rack by a Thailand policemen scattering wreckage and bodies into South Vietnam's central highlands Mrs Emmas is among a group of people who have found that some of the Point s residents the ones violently oppos- ed to the area becoming an international park are not jdverse to using terror tactics It's not that Mrs Emmas is in favor of the park proposal She plans to leave for England as soon as she gets a buver for her home The Union Jack originally went up to show everyone she was neutral not a Canadian nor an American I just did it to show people I'm sort of like the United Nations MISUNDERSTOOD But caught in the wave of nationalism which has swept this community since the park idea was her motives have been misunderstood Ironically. Mrs Emmas and her two daughters came here for a bit of peace and quiet After living in Southeast Asia for most of the past 12 years we'd had enough of bombs and she said Living alone with two children has made the threats par- ticularly menacing always came at night When I told the a deputy sheriff told me it was none of their concern and it was up to B C Tel to do she said But once the sheriff got to she was given protec- tion A patrol car drops by now and again to check out the lamily Mrs Emmas said she hopes to put the pieces of her hie back together again in England Although she lives in the U S she isn't allowed to she makes it difficult for her to pay the mortgage She wants to buy a small farm in the south of Kngland and start a riding school She said once she sells her home take the flag down and take it home with me Introducing iMqrlene Wallace the girl who knows everything about travelling Alberta. Travel Alberta has now opened an office in Calgary an extension of the travel information and counselling services of our Edmonton headquarters to southern Alberta. Whatever you want to know about travelling ask Marlene Wallace. Ask her about the Japanese Gardens. The Hoodoos. The fishing. The historic sites. The dinosaur skeletons. The golfing. The upland bird hunting. The sailing. The unusual provincial parks. The resorts. The buffalo. The hot springs. Ask about the hundreds of highlights throughout Alberta's fourteen different regions. Marlene was born in but ten years decided Alberta was where she wanted to and moved to Calgary. As a travel counsellor for the past six she knows every area of Alberta. And as an enthusiast of fishing and skiing a certified skiing she has first hand knowledge of both familiar and out-of-the-way places. Whatever you like to you can do it in Alberta. See Marlene for more details. Liberia GOVERNMENT OF THE PROVINCE OF ALBEHTA Room 907 J J Bowlen Building 620 7th Ave S.W. Alberta 261-6574 Opposition calls government's bluff By IAN HUNTER Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Opposition par- ties in the House of Commons called the minority Liberal government's bluff Wednes- day by agreeing to clear the decks of major legislation in preparation for Monday's non- confidence vote. For a while it looked as if MP's were deliberately kick- ing down the last legislative barrier to a Liberal defeat Monday. But at the last one renegade Jack Homer saved the day for a white and shaken Govern- ment House Leader Allan MacEachen. who also was tense and shaking at the end of the dramatic exchange in the insisted that he wants to speak against a Canada Pension Plan amend- ment allowing Hutterites to opt out of the scheme. He refused the required unani- mous consent to dispose of five bills in one day without debate. But New Democratic Party House Leader Stanley Knowles indicated that the crisis for the government may not have been averted. He said he will try again to- day to have the five bills dis- posed of in short while still allowing Homer time to speak and vote against the pension plan bill. He stated he thinks there is a good chance If it the last remain- way of New Democratic sup- confidence motion will have members be ready for an elec- of success this time. ing measures standing in the port of Monday's Tory non- been removed should the NDP lion. monument the fine PRO-MOTORS 1520 2nd Avenue Lethbrldge Phone 328-8117 Sears where Christmas ideas begin SAVE 5 Craftsman portable power toola Double insulated for safety. Guaranteed for 1 year. Tough enough for shop use. sabre saw. Reg. Develops h.p. W stroke. Cuts metal. Edge cutter included for added precision and ver- satility. Base tilts right or left for bevel cuts. bevel quadrant. Brushes accessible for easy checking or replacement. 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