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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday. December 21, 1971 THE LDTHBRIDGE HERAID S3 CHRISTMAS CARDS promised Castro still blames U.S. for Cuba's troubles IIUSTAD Merry Christ- mas, Happy New Year to all our friends and relatives. and Margaret Ilustad 4956 all our friends and relatives a Merry Christ- mas and a Happy New Year. Ouicla and family 4839 RUDD Bert and Lillian Rudd wish all their friends and neighbors a Merry Christmas and a Healthy H a p p y Ne-.v Year. 4940 THOMPSON To all our friends and relatives wherever they may be. We wish them a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Clara and Vic Thompson Christmas 1971. to forget about girl PONTJAC, Mich. (AP) A young man who was promised by a girl's father if he would marry somebody else's daughter will only get part of the money, the father's law- yer said Monday. Jack Alan Wilson, 23, of Royal Oak, Mich., was in court Monday trying to get the Joseph Wagner, a Los Angeles businessman, promised him the money in a contract more than a year ago if he'd agree lo stop seeing Sylvia Wagner, marry someone else within five years, stay married for at least a year, and not talk about the deal. Wilson lived up to the terms of the contract. His father said he married someone else, a girl he had dated before going to college in California and meeting MLis Wagner, he has been married for more than a year, and he didn't tell about the contract. a Jew, didn't want I tuiughter to marry out of the faith, lawyers said. Wilson is a Baptist. He didn't want to pay, ei- ther. SPECIAL PROTECTION KEY BISCAYNE, Pla. (Reu- ter) President Nixon has signed into law a bill giving spe- cial copyright protection to the book Science and Health, re- garded as the guide to the faith of the Christian Science Church, White House officials said Thursday. The bill, passed by Congress last week, gives the book a 75-year copyright and af- ford similar protection for any future editions of the work for 75 years from the date of publi- cation. Juice-only fast under way Plaut mauager MONTREAL (CPi Urt.'ss Jean-Pierre Bergcvin collects this week, his Christ- mas dinner will consist of three courses of fruit juice. The 28-year-old Montreal contractor began a juicc-unly fast last Thursday as part of All hands sale ll ship lir MIAMI, Fla. All crew members aboard a I anker that had been engulfed by flames were reported safe as another ship came to it's res- cue. "Everybody's alive, there's no a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said in relay- ing reports about the fate of the tanker MV Calypso off the Cuban coast. The coast guard saitl the JtV Greenport. an American-made vessel of Liberian registry, had taken 34 Calypso crew members aboard and reported "three or six" men still aboard the burn- ing tanker. The 556-foot-long Calypso is registered in Cyprus and was carrying molasses. his campaign lo raise funds to help unemployed ex-convicts. The fast will continue "as long as it takes lo get the funds to help young parolees break a vicious says Mr. Bergevin. "The big companies won't hire them because ex-convicts can't be bonded. In other words, insurance companies won't insure them. So the par- I olee has nothing and ends up in trouble again." For more than a year. Mr. Bergevin has been trying to establish a network of work- shops where parolees can learn a skill. "I'm hoping for donations from individuals and particu- larly from large companies." he says. "If they can't help give jobs to ex-convicts, at least they can make it easier for them to get work else- where." S calms fears TAYLOR, B.C. (CP) Wal- ter Posehn. manager of the Pa- cific Petroleum Ltd. plant here, said today that the 32 million gallons of effluent a day that the company wants to dis- charge into the Peace River is just water. Mr. Posehn was commenting on a statement by Mayor John Friesen of Peace River. Alia., who said Friday he would pro- test to the Alberta government the company's application to discharge the effluent. The plant manager said wa- ter will be taken into the plant to be used as a coolant, and be returned to the river un- changed, except for slight heat- mg. This is the second of llircc dispatches from on Ameri- can correspondent who spent two weeks in Havana and brought oi't his stories free of censorship. North even on the rationing list. At night spots you may be able to buy a bottle for 55 pesos; at the official rate of exchange that's equivalent to but Die black market greatly discounts the peso's true worth. WHY SHORTAGE? Tobacco and rum are two By JOAQUIN MARTINEZ HAVANA (AP) A stroll down San Rafael Street, once i things Cuba once produced the centre of Havana's bustling bountifully for domestic sale and export. Why is there a shortage now? "I t 's imperialism and its ROB BANK OF S275.000 PARIS (Router) Two armed robbers held up the Franco-Portuguese Bank Mon- day and escaped with about police said. The rob- bers slipped into the bank unno- ticed along with workers rede- corating the building. ROBBED OF MANILA (API A govern- I ment cashier told police he put in cash and cheques in a bag yesterday and earned it aboard a mini-bus to deposit it in a bank. Ten minutes later armed men boarded the 10-pas- senger vehicle and took the bag from Efren Simbahan y San- doval, 36. The robbers escaped. retail trade, is a depressing ex- perience. Windows of small and large shops have been painted red, leaving clear a small, rectangu- lar space at eye level. Peering through, one sees a few samples of what are announced as being Latin-American Crafts hand- made bags, bead collars, shoes, pottery. But the goods are there for viewing, not for sale. The doors to the stores re- main open. Inside the shelves are bare, except for an occa- sional sparse selection of ap- parel. This is available under the rationing system and not for general sale. A few pedestrians stroll around and on rare occasions someone enters a store, perhaps in the hope of finding his size in one of the items to which he is en'.itled. That no more consumer goods are available is attributed to the U.S. embargo. STILL BLAME U.S. After 13 years of dictatorial rule and despite billions of dol- lars of Communist bloc aid, Fidel Castro and his propa- ganda machine still blame the U.S. for the great majority of ills. EDMONTON (CP) Keith There is not much one can I Murray, an employee of Cana- argue against when Fidelistas dian National Railways since blame the U.S. embargo against 1954. announced today he is exports to Cuba for the decrepit I leaving his job as manager of state of the remaining number the 470-room Macdonald Hotel of Detroit cars that wheeze Ilo rim a 30-unit motel for the around Havana Sawbridge Indian band at Or when the government is Slave Lake, 130 miles northwest To the Caslroite faithful the shortages that are part of ev- en-day life are the price to be paid for "the construction of so- cialism." The United Stales is j constantly castigated by name or under the label "los impcri- i alistas most hard- 1 ships. DON'T REALIZE I None of the Castro stalwarts seems to realize that this also demonstrates the the Commun- ist bloc to satisfy Cuba's needs cessant. Havana's two news- bcyond the bare minimum. Some, especially those who belonged lo the now-shrivelled middle class, don't hesitate to say Castro "is leading us to nun." Others express hope that as the country slowly industrial- ize.? things will get better. Whether this will Ixi so only time and Cuba's creditors will be able to determine. The hate barrage aimed at papers delight in lashing out at the Nixon administration and that of countries friendly to it. The Communist parly's official mouthpiece, G r a n m a, spells President Nixon's name with a swastika in lieu of the letter X. His administration is pictured as a rapacious conglomerate of generals and tycoons, bent on exploiting the rest of the world. An anti-U.S. cartoon is dafly the United States is virtually in-' fare in the press. comes the robot-like reply. Actually Castro is forced to export most of the country's better-quality products to amor- ize the debts he has run up with Russia and other Commun- ist countries. They have kept him afloat since he declared himself a Communist in 1961. To be sure, the Eisenhower administration cancelled Cuba's sugar quota as U.S.-Cuban rela- tions drew to their stormy split. But at that time Castro an- nounced that he could do better selling sugar on world markets and rushing toward industriali- zation at the expense of the sugar industry. Quits hotel to train Indians hard-pressed to find spare parls for U.S.-made air conditioning systems that date back to the late '50s. But the U.S. also gets it squarely in the face for the per- ennial shortages of vegetables, chickens, meat, dairy products, shoes, matches, cigarettes and even toothpicks. Little or no effort is made to explain why cigars and rum are not generally available. Cigar smokers get only four a month. Rum at 40 half the strength sold at liquor stores in We took a great idea with a silly name... and gave it a great name. Canada Duck It all started long ago in Germany, when partial bottles of red and wines were mixca together and the result was called "Kaltc or cold ends a term that over the years was changed to "Kaltc Elite" or, literally, "Cold Calona's brand new fun wine deserves a better name because it's really some- thing special! A fascinating blend of Calona sparkling white wine and spark- ling red wine. It's a unique, light-bodied sparkling red wine that's fun to serve and fun to drink by itself, with any food, and for entertaining anytime. The special name tells you it stands apart from the rest of the flock! Represented hy L. J. McCtiinncss Distillers Agcncics Lid. of Edmonton. Mr. Murray, who begins the motel job Jan. 15, said "it was time for a change basically that is." Mr. Murray said he is look- ing forward to training Indian boys and girls in hotel work. The motel will employ 20 per- sons. Mr. Murray was employed at Winnipeg's Fort Garry Hotel, the Nova Scotia Hotel and Minaki Lodge in Ontario, five years at Jasper Park Lodge and has been manager of the Macdonald years. for almost two United fund dips into reserves EDMONTON (CP) The United Community Fund has been forced to dip into its re- serve fund because donations didn't reach the required 1971 level. Despite the shortage of funds, executive director Hugh Har- vey said here, all but two agencies will receive more than they did last year although in most cases they will not get what they asked for. The fund, whose 1971 cam- paign collected has allocated to the 48 agencies it supports. Mr. Harvey said the board was forced to use from its reserve fund to meet its bud- get for next year. Law puts bite on denturist HALIFAX rCP) Halifax denturist Dadrcll Mason was convicted today on four counts of fitting dentures contrary to the Nova Scotia Dfntal M. He fined (in each of (wo emiviclinns and was re- manded lo Wednesday for sen- tencing on the other two. Mason also faces nine more similar charges. Under the act. which allows only dentists to fit falso teeth, third and subsequent convic- tions call for fines of S500. Tlie Nova Scotia Denturists Society, of which Mason is pres- ident, has been fighting for sev- eral years for the right to fit dentures. I Deaths Yesterday Dy THE CAN'AllIAN PRESS Prince (Fluste Crawford, 8G, elected to Canada's hockey Hall of Fame in who played with two Stanley Cup teams. Quebec ill 1013 and Toronto Arenas in Snrnin. Onl.-Knlor Hacki- miam, CO, noted for his physical strength and feats as a cold water swimmer, after an appar- ent heart atlack. Radnglia, 61, only Winnipeg native ever to fight for a world boxing crown, Hen .Icby for tbo nvd- fl'il'Wfijjhl championship in the early of a heart ailment. GUARDS HOLY CITY The Israeli-occupied town of Bethlehem will celebrate its fifth Christmas under Israeli rule this week. An Israeli soldier on mobile Patrol with the Church of Nativity (background) and Manger Square used as a car park. Where All Smart Santas Shop! with wonderful, wearable gifts from Stan's Men's Wear