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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, December 7, 1970 Challenging problem now confronts Franco By CY FOX Cnnadian'prcss Stuff Writer Separatist activities and the kidnapping of a West German diplomat in the Basque region of Spain have confronted Gen. Francisco Franco with one of the most challenging problems he has faced since taking power after the civil war of 1936-1939. The Spanish strongman re- acted to (lie latest developments In the Basque situation in the same way he recently tackled a wave of labor a characteristic display of unre- lenting toughness. Franco's cabinet imposed a three-month state of emergency on an area of northern Spain where the Basques, a people unique in their language and traditions, have long tried to as- sert their individuality in the Lawyers unhappy over divorce kits TORONTO (CP) Lawyers and court officials say they are unhappy over do-it-yourself di- vorce kits being offered for sale in Ontario for S75. Lawyers, whose charges can range upward from about for getting a client a divorce, warn that people doing their own legal work are taking an unnecessary risk, But the Law Society of Upper Canada says there is nothing il- legal about the do-it-yourself kits it has inspected. The kits Cab drivers in New York 20 on strike NEW YORK (API The fa- miliar yellow-painted tards that usually crowd (he slreetfi of this city virtually vanished today when cab drivers went on strike at midnight Friday night. Airline travellers, tourists, theatregoers and many others faced of them difficult and were introduced hi British Col- umbia following introduction of the new Divorce Act in July. 196S. The divorce law is the same for Ontario but there are differ ences in regulations and proce- dures for filing legal documents in the Ontario Supreme Court. Since the kits came to Ontario last month about 20 such di- vorce petitions have been filed with the divorce actions filed by lawyers at the Supreme Court's central office here. None of the do-it-yourself peti- tions has yet reached a court- room. William Bentley, 23, who in partnership with Rainer Moeller, 27, operates Divorce Data Co., said he sells his kits only to those who appear to have an uncomplicated divorce situation. He said he has re- ferred many would-be clients to legal aid for advice because their cases appear conrplicated. Mr. Bentley, who has no legal training, did research on the rules of practice and procedures for divorce cases in the Ontario Supreme Court. He said he has had a good response, receiving about 200 inquiries for kits since putting them on the market a month ago. bus, subway, private vehicle or fOOt. An early settlement was expected, and the full effects of jf 08161 Hill the strike were likely to be felt Monday by thousands of com- muters. Taxicabs are regarded in the daily an integral part of the transportation system. The drivers' old contract, which expired Nov. 16, was ex- tended on an hour-by-hour basis as negotiations continued be- tween representatives of the fleet owners and Taxi Drivers Union 3036. The drivers, who average a week, seek rates bringing them into line with subway and bus workers' scales of The taxi fleets said they grossed about million last year but wound up million in the red. Both they and the driv- ers have sought city council au- thorization for a steep increase in fares, which the owners say is needed to pay the higher wages. A package proposal put for- ward last week by Mayor John V. Lindsay involved various rate increases that would raise the cost of the average fare to from for a ride of 2.4 miles. The existing fare Is 45 cents for the first sixth of a mile, 10 cents for each additional third of a mile and 10 cents for each two minutes of waiting heavy traffic for instance. JULJLM, T white house WASHINGTON (AP) Rob- erta Scott of Wichita, Kan., pos- ter girl for a drive to help re- tarded children, may get to visit the White House even though President Nixon can- celled a picture-taking cere- mony with her. Mrs. Huey Scott, mother of the girl, said Senator Robert J. Dole Eep. Kan. called Fri- day to promise help hi getting Roberta to the White House, Mrs. Scott said Wednesday's White House letter announcing the president was too busy to pose for the picture came as no surprise. She said she had been told at the National Association of Retarded Children Conven- tion in Minneapolis Oct. 29 that Roberta would not get to meet Nixon. Mrs. Scott, who is black, said she never considered Roberta's race was involved hi the failure to arrange the picture session. Ronald L. Ziegler, White House press secretary, said Nixon aides did not know the girl is black. -SEARS Correction On page Ha of our recently de- livered Christmas circular, item 11R was shown as Regular on sale for 3.99 These ladies' slippers should be Regular and the stile price is 2.99. face ol successive central gov- ernments with headquarters in Madrid. The current trial of 16 Basque nationalists accused of varying degrees of terrorism is stirring ominous demonstrations of pro- test by groups ranging from workers to Roman Catholic cler- gymen. The kidnapping of diploma! Eugen Beihl, apparently the acl of extremist Basque revolution- aries, added a new dimension of gravity to tlio unrest de- fence lawyers say it may preju- dice their cause in the much- publicized trial. DISSIDENTS BLASTED Those responsible for the kid- napping seem to have been a breakaway group from the main Basque nationalist organization, ETA. Comparisons of the Spanish abduction with the case of James (Jasper) Cross in Can- ada were inevitable. Observers noted in particular that the West German govern- ment is taking a more publicly active interest in the fact of iti kidnapped diplomat than did the British in efforts to retrieve Cross. This is understandable after the March murder by terrorists in Guatemala of Bonn's ambas- sador there and the happier fate of oilier West Germans hi Brazil and Bolivia, saved following a deal with the terrorist kidnap- pers for their release. But in seemingly working for a deal by local authorities with the abductors in tha Spanish case. Bonn may be making its representatives abroad an invit- ing target for future blackmail- ers. One commentator in London suggested that West Germany would be better off avoiding from now on any active inter- vention in the way local official handle possible repetitions of the Beihl case, wherever they might occur. CITES CHOSS CASE Britain's public attitude that it was content to leave the Cross affair to Canadian author- ities for solution was seen by the London Daily Telegraph as "a useful precedent hi this re- spect." In any event, Franco's prob- ems with the Basques are cer- tain to continue whatever the ul- timate outcome of the Beihl kid- nap and of the current trial. ETA, its initials denoting The Basque for Nation and Free- dom, is carrying on nationalist agitation which dates well back into the 19th century. In the civil war, the Basques backed the ill-fated republican cause. They suffered great lardships as a result. Since then Franco, 78 this veek, has remained unmoved by Basque demands for greater regional rights and his latest moves indicate that he is willing to risk a showdown in once again asserting the supremacy of Madrid over separatist tend- encies of this kind. Aii- fares can cost less you OTTAWA (CP) Air travel- lers who buy their fares in Ca- nadian money will pay less starting Tuesday, Dec. 15, Transport Minister Don Jamie- son told the Commons. He said the Canadian trans- port commission has issued a directive to all established air- lines in Canada to convert Ca- nadian money at the bank ex- change rate for U.S. funds as of Dec. 1. Tlie exchange rate on air travel now is eight cents on the dollar, which does not take into account the unpegging of the Canadian dollar last June. Banks now value the Canadian dollar at roughly 98 cents com- pared with the U.S. dollar. Mr. Jamieson was replying to a question by Michael Forre- stall PC Dartmouth Halifax East who noted that Canadians using U.S. dollars pay less than those using Canadian dollars. "The effect of this ruling and directive from the transport commission is to correct this Mr. Jamieson said. Walter Dinsdale PC Bran- don Souris asked whether com- pensation would be paid to Ca- nadians "who were bilked under the former policy." "That is quite Mr. Jamieson said. OVER A MIUJON JASPER, Alia. (CP) More than one million jxir.sons visited Jasper National Park between April I find Oct. .11 this year. Tho federal department of In- dian affairs and northern devel- opment reports 1.1 million vis- itors travelled through the park compared with during the same period last year. SIMPSONS-SEARS DIFY to enjoy comfort- e, healthy Winter Living Comfortable Iiiunidifled air keeps your family happy and healthy through the dry winter months protects furniture, too! Our Deluxe Furnace-Mounted Check These Features: Media Wheel Principle. Power humidifier pulls hot, dry air from furnace and for- ces It through water-saturated media on constantly rotating wheel. Evaporation is constant, efficient. Moisture-laden air is then circulated throughout by your heating system. Isolated Float Chamber, A feature rarely found in humidifiers. 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