Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
8 THE UTHBRIDOf. IIERAID Tmidny, December 8, 19X0 Appeals lo its members to help American yonlks World Council of Churches seeks funds for draft dodgers GENEVA Ilicutcr) The World Council of Churches has a p p e a 1 e d to its member churches to contribute funds to help American youths wlio fled lo Canada as deserters from the United States armed forces or lo avoid the U.S. military draft. The WCC's divisional inter- church aid committee asked Monday for an- the nest three years under a project proposedj jointly by the Canadian Council of Churches and the United' States National Council of Churches. j The aim is to help the esti- mated 50.000 to Ameri- j cans of draff to j fled to Canada. j The project's purposes are to help with educational programs, aid centres, hostel, travel, ad- ministrative costs and other "pastoral the WCC j said. A Can a d i a n Council of j Churches document said other aims are to help with housing, medical and dental care and friendship. r A preliminary appeal made lo i 0 h u r c h c s partly would lie the member chtirch.cs in June money lo help with the opera- yielded a WCC spokes- man told a press conference here. The contribution from the U.S. N a t i o n a 1 Council of i States, the WCC said. toral help in protecting the par- ents of the deserters and draft- dodgers from ostracism and harassment hack in the United "It is clearly understood that nont! of UK; funds so granted are intended lo lie used to induce desertion or evasion on the part of U.S. citizens of draft a youth department, admitted in I elated the church's moral mo- reply to a question thai more Americans might desert or evade the draft if they knew they would be well looked after in Canada. MAY RUN AGAIN For- mer president Lyndon B. Johnson's brother has pre- dicted that LBJ wilt run for the United States presidency in 1972, the Baltimore News American reports. Samuel H. Johnson is quoted as saying in an interview that his pre- diction was predicated on the dual political possibili- ties that the Democrats won't be able to find a strong can- didate and that President Nixon will he vulnerable. "I think he'll run next time if .Vixon Johnson was quoted as saying. "Nixon is getting into more trouble ev- ery day." F aces trial after fire claims tots VALLEWtEW fCP) An- geline Moses of Valleyview was committed Friday to stand trial for criminal .negligence. She was charged Aug. 23 after a fire earlier in the year ir a small house in the.north- western Alberta town claimed tile lives of five children. I Police said the children, left unattended in the house, died i of suffocation when fire hroke out in a Mrs. Moses will stand trial at the next sitting of Alberta Supreme Court in Grande I Prairie. I Crime wave at Calgarv CALGARY ICP) Major crimes committed in Calgary j for the first 10 months of increased hy 25.6 per cent com- pared with the same period last year, says police chief Mal- colm Kent. Statistics reveal that 9.2.10! major crimes were committed i by the end of October, an in-1 crease of I .Mi; from t he cor- i responding period last year. I Primarily non-violent crimes are to blame for the rapid rise, says Chief Kent, although sex- ual rape j more numerous than last I year. By Oct. :il, he said. 21 raps] cases had been reported com-1 pared will) nine during the j same period I wore 176 indecent assaults, up M from i WCC statement said. However, Itev. .Rex Davis, as- j Asked whether these benefit- sociale secretary of Hie WCC i ling from the project appro- lives in helping them, Mr. Davis, a young Anglican clergy- man, said he considered quits a number did not have high moral principles or any clear motives for their action. He said the history of the peo- ple of God had been one of pco. pic moving out of oppressive and intolerable situations, and he compared the movement of Americans of draft age to Can- ada with the exodus of the Jews from Egypt under Moses. The WCC, which groups more than 200 prolestant and Ortho- dox churches, prompted a storm of protest in while-ruled South Africa and some other countries by its decision in September to allocate to anti-racist groups, including black African guerrilla fighters. You're at STORES 9 Seasons BegtBuus i 25" COLOR TV A superb, top value table model with hand- some cabinet finished in walnut-grained vinyl. Color minder control; set and forget volume control. Pre-set fine tuning; Insta- View reception no long wait for tubes lo warm up. Resonant 6" x 4" speakers. And of course, perfect vivid color. 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