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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE IETHBRIDGE MERAIO Tuesday, December 15, I'70 Former '.nstmas present TORONTO (CP> Boris Dot- senko, a Soviet nuclear scientist who requested political asylum in Canada more than three years ago, says lie finally lias been granted landed immigrant status by the federal govern- ment. Uotsenko said in an inter- view it is "a wonderful Christ- mas present." iMr. Dofsenko was an ex- change scientist at (lie Univer- sity of Alberta when he fir sought asylum. Russia immediately suspended the e change program and Mr. Do senko experienced difficult gaining a teaching position Canada. He finally had to accept a pc eition in a grade school in Ye lowknife, N.W.T., wliich ho hel for two years. Last summer, lie wrote open letter to the Soviet leader explaining why he had d> nounced his Soviet citoenslii and Communist party mciiibc ship. He explained at that Urn he had been sent to Canada b the Soviet espionage service o a mission to "penetrate" th Western scientific community. r Now a visiting scientist at Hie University of Toronto and carrying out research in the mathematics department, he said he has encountered "noth- ing but friendship and courtesy so far." In Ottawa, Bud Orange. Lib- eral MP for the Northwest Ter- ritories who has prodded the au- thorities on several occasions on Mr. Dotsenko's behalf, said he is happy with the outcome of the case. "He was a very fine he said. "There was never any question in my mind that he was a security plant of any na- ture." Laporte widow finding it hard to adjust O TORONTO (CP) Tlio widow of Picrc Laporte, the murdered Quebec labor minis- ter, says she received a tele- gram of encouragement'and sympathy from [lie wife of, British diplomat James Cross earlier this month. Francoiso Laporte revealed (bis in an interview at her lioine in St. Lambert, Quo. The interview was carried Monday in a world copyright story in The Telegram. Mrs. Laporte said Hie tele- gram was sent by Barbara Cross following the release Dee. 3 of Mr. Cross by his kidnappers. ''She said that in the time of her own bappiness she was thinking instead of Mrs. Laporte said. Mrs. Laporle said that she received more than let- ters, two of them from Mrs. Cross, during her ordeal. Mrs. Laporte apparently still has difficulty adjusting to the loss of her huband. "1 always thought he might die of a heart attack because he worked so she said. "I never thought he would die violently." She said that she and her husband discussed the kidnap- ping of Mr. Cross shortly after it happened, 'but it never occured to either of us that Pierre would, be next." Mrs. Laporle said she never "lost hope" during Hie week of her husband's abduction when she was kept under con- slant medical care in a down- town hotel suite. "1 had no spirit lo go she said, however. "Many friends came to sec me, and ministers of the cabinet, but I didn't want to leave the hotel. The reporters were always there outside." Mrs. Laporte, 47, and mar- ried for 25 years to Mr. La- porte, said she beard of her husband's death while watch- ing television. She said an an- nouncement came across the screen Hint his body had been found in the trunk of a car at the St. Hubert air base. "Now that it's all over, I don't want lo talk about what cither the provincial or fed- eral government did, or whether it was right or Mrs. Laporte said. She said she is frightened at times about the future of Quebec and for her 11-year- old son Joan. "He wants to be prime min- said Mrs. Laporte. BORIS DOTSENKO CALGARY fCP) Directors of Houston Oils Ltd. and Ensign Oils Ltd. released a statement here saying the two boards have approved a merger. The new company will be called Houston Oils Ltd. Pend- ing approval by shareholders and regulatory authorities, hold- ers of Ensign shares will get 1 1-3 shares of the new company for eaeh Ensign share. Houston shares will be traded one-for- one for shares in the amalgam- ated company. At Whitehead, president of Houston, said an independent assessor has valued total assets of the combined company at Si 1.5 million, including ?5.3 mil- lion in oil and gas reserves. Combined annual revenue of the merged company is esti- mated at he said. The two companys have more than 100 operating wells and a major portion of the production is of. natural gas. Mr. Whitehead will be presi- dent of the merged company and John Downing, president of Ensign, will be a vice-president. Mr. Whitehead said about half of Ensign's income comes from a United States subsidiary, En- sign Inc., which has operating property in Montana. Houston has a small subsidiary, Bridger Petroleum Co., operating in j Montana. mm- everything pe Type triable TV Sale Price monthly This handy portable is big enough for family viewing yet can be car- ried easily from room to room. Another big feature is the once-only automatic tuning system. 16" screen size. Great color is yours with this set! 16" diagonal measure 117 sq. inches Bonded etched picture tube reduces glare Transistorized tuners, signal circuits New "Super Brite" Picture tube 19" Portable has Slide Controls Sale Price I 24.98 Monthly Here's a greal 19" color TV. Look what you gef a full 180 sq, in. color viewing area on the new "Super Brite" tube; color tuning eye that makes pin-point tuning accuracy extremely easy to attain; slide lint and color conlrols that are 1o use. Buy now and enjoy years of color viewing. .SAFEGUARD JABANTEE telephone 328-9231 Additional judges needed CALGARY (CP) Two addi- tional judges are needed lo keep pace with the increasing work load in the trial division of Alberta Supreme Court, says Ciiiei Justice J. V. H, Iililvaiii, He said in an interview he hopes federal and provincial approval can be obtained lo have the judges on the bench by the end of 1972. All the cases now before tho court could be disposed of with- in six months if everyone co- operates in scheduling, he .said, but additional facilities will be needed to prevent backlogs that appeared in other dicfion.s. The trial division v.'.-r-