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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta -Monday, December 21, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID 37 U.S. pulls troops out of Japan TOKYO (Reuter) The United States announced today the withdrawal of about troops from Japan, along with virtually all American combat aircraft. Following a top-level U.S.-Ja- pan meeting here, a commu- nique also said that a number of US. bases would be closed or shared with Japanese forces. liy the time the withdrawal is completed by mid-1971, the U.S. will have only military personnel in Japan, none of them engaged in combat duties. The majority of the U.S. Air Force Phantom jet fighter- bombers are being switched to South Korea and to the U.S.- held island of Okinawa, sched- uled to be returned to Japan in 1972. Official U.S. sources said the cut was being made in line with a need for reducing military ex- penditure, as well as shifting the greater burden for Japanese defence on to the Japanese mili- tary. DON JACKSON DON JACKSON ISN'T SANTA! But you would think so with this fantastic bargain being offered for Christmas! Admiral 1971 2-WAY COMBINATION 19" COLOR TV AND QUALITY RADIO LIFETIME PICTURE TUBE WARRANTY Please The Entire Family This Christmas! REG. SPECIAL Ask Don for the many features built in this set TELEVISION LTD. COLLEGE MALL and 525 13th Sf. N. The cut, involving about one- third of the S5.000 to American military personnel in Japan, marks the end of months of hard negotiations. FOR SELIMIEU' They are in line with the Nixon doctrine of military self- help, under which the U.S. re- moves American combat units from the Asian mainland and encourages Asian countries to do more to defend themselves, white the U.S. maintains a nu- clear umbrella over the area. Japan already handles almost all its own defence, with Ameri- can involvement virtually lim- ited to the nuclear deterrent under a U.S.-Japan security treaty. There are at present seven U.S. Phantom squadrons based in Japan, each containing 18 to 24 aircraft. The reduction will result in the discharge of about Japanese employees at U.S. liases by the end of June. At the same time about U.S. military civilian per- sonnel are being withdrawn from Okinawa. The only combat aircraft re- maining in Japan will be mar- ine Phantoms at Iwakuni, in southern Japan, which will con- tinue their role of supporting marine amphibious forces. The 7lh fleet will remain based in Japan, but its present two major repair bases will be cut to one. Yokusuka, near Tokyo, is being handed over to the Japa- nese, and 7th fleet activities will be grouped at Sasebo, in south- ern Japan. Two air squadrons, which will be moved to South Korea by June 30, are part of an Ameri- can attempt to soften the im- pact of the planned withdrawal of up to ground troops from South Korea. News oddities MIDDLESBROUGH, (Eng- land (Reuter) A 16-year-old girl who posed for a snapshot in a railway station photo booth was was naked except for her stockings. In full view of commuters in this northern England town. Sheila Partridge stripped off her clothes in the booth, piled them on the floor and sat naked while the automatic camera flashed. A small curtain concealed her face and shoulders, but little else. Outside, her boy- friend gallantly held her coat. But the photo session was noted by police and the couple appeared in court Friday on indecency charges. They pleaded guilty and were or- dered to keep the peace for a year. LONDON (Reuter) A British housewife who won on a football pool last weeks says she is afraid to spend the money. Known to the world only as Mrs. X because she wants no publicity, she said she and her husband had talked a lot about the money but so far all they bought with it was a few clothes and a car. The rest is in a bank. DOWNTOWN APPLIANCE DEPT. 608 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-5767 OVER 275 ITEMS FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE! Quality home entertainment products by such famous manufacturers as; LLOYDS 8 Track Stereo Units Cassette Tape Recorders Cassette Players Mantel Radio Transistors Monaural Record Players etc., etc. All Going At Fantastic Price Reductions! COME IN AND SAVEI 16 to 42% OFF On Sale the Last 3 Days Before Christmas Only! CONVENIENT BUDGET TERMS AVAILABLE Open till 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday! Their sudden wealth has brought fear to the couple that their children might be kidnapped if word got out that they had the money. "We like the way we livn and all our friends and the town Mrs. X told a re- porter who promised not to reveal her name SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) Ed Braun of Santa Fe will be the only person in .New Mex- ico legally drinking in a bar this Sunday. Braun, 57, an advertising salesman for the Santa Fe New Mexican, has struggled through the red tape of state liquor laws for one beer. At 2 p.m. Sunday, Braun will step up to the bar at Santa Fe's La Fonda Hotel- opened especially for him that day. He will then be served the beer he paid for on Nov. 25, by a bartender who will do no other work that day be- sides opening the beer. The incident results from an interpretation of a 1969 law that a person can be served in a bar on Sunday but only if he pays for the booze in advance. It also requires the bar to make an application to the liquor division for permission to be open to serve the cus- tomer. Braun went through the red tape, the La Fonda Hotel went through Uie red tape and Braun thus will be the only person in New Mexico legally quaffing in a bar'this Sunday. Christmas rites in Bethlehem BETHLEHEM CAP) Israel has granted permits to 200 Arabs from Egypt, Kuwait and Lebanon to attend Christmas rites in occupied Bethlehenr, the interior ministry said today. Since Israel seized Christ's birthplace from Jordan in the 1967 war, it has admitted small numbers of residents of Arab states for the Christmas serv- :es after a security check. Meanwhile, Yuletide prepara- tions accelerated in the little town spending its fourth Christ- mas under' Israeli rule. Manger- Square is festooned with thousands of colored lights, snd a closed-circuit television system is being set up to carry the services in the Church of the Nativity to those in the square. Officials of the church', on the .die where tradition says Christ as born, reported they had to icfiise thousands of requests for passes to attend the Christmas services because of lack of space. No deaths in Alberta By THE CANADIAN PRESS One fatality was reported on the Prairies during the week- traffic death in Winni- peg. Fuiice reported that sub- zero weather kept highway traffic light in most areas. No deaths were reportcu Hi Alberta and Saskatchewan in a Canadian Press survey from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Sun- day night. Tire Manitoba accident took the life of Judy Mannock, 24, of Winnipeg whose car hit a hydro pole in the city. TO RESTORE PARKS LENINGRAD (Reuter) Russia will restore parks and palaces around Leningrad, which dale from the time of Peter the Great (1682-1725) to their former elegance, Tass news agency reported. JUMBO Canad0 Brussels Sprouts Celerv Conada No 2 ,u 39c ICICIj California green Ibs. I Canac'a No. 1. Red Leaf, OOf S LGTIUCG Endive or Butter........each M Cranberries pkg. 39c LIBBY'S CAMPBELL'S g MUSHROOM S Fruit Cocktail 14-fl. oz. fins SOUP y 10 fl. 01. tins V s f i 5 i I H LIBBY'S DEEP BUTTERED I Peas or Corn r, 12-fl. ins for for for 1 TOP VALU F Rfl' Evap. Ms ASST. FLAVORS 16-fl oz. tins NABOB COFFEE Mb. bag 95 3-oz. pkgs. BICKS Polish Dills 32-fl. oz. jars a NABOB 44-or. jar 59c 99c SUN-RYPE B.L. APPLE JUICE 2 79 %f for I TOP VALU ASSORTED POP 28 fl. oz. non-returnable bottles 1 BAKERY BUYS f IGA FROZEN FOODS CHRISTMAS I IGA ASST. FLAVORS 89c 1 I ICE CREAM 59c 1 I CRUSTY Dime A i nn H Strawberries 9 M 4 doz. I.UU S Fraser Vale Fey 15-oz. JtforOVC IGA TABLE RITE MEATS CANADA GRADE 'A' TURKEY yi7c 20 Ibs. and f M TTI 10-20 Ibs. lb Standing Rib Roast Side Bacon Sausage Table Rite Red Brand Ib. 89 79 0 m Laiy Maple and Applewood Mb. pkg. 69 Swift's Premium Pork Mb, pkg. IGA-CENTRE VILLAGE MALL-Open Untii p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, December 23 and 24 Prices Effective Through to Thursday, Dec. 24fh! ;