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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta gov't said biased against wagon train Book on Chappaquiddick said to be best seller TORONTO (CP) Alberta government officials who say that persons joining the Cana- dian Wagon Train are heading only for disappointment and hardship are indicating a re- gional bias which goes against the intent of Alberta's Public Lands Act, a wagon train spokesman said Friday. Gary Horan, spokesman for a group of Toronto-area residents who plan to drive 15 horsedrawn wagons miles from Kleinourg, Ont., to northern Alberta and a new life, said the act, filed Feb. 21, 1973, states tliat any Canadian citizen 18 years and older may apply for "lease of land with or without an option to purchase on public land." Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed was chairman of the committee which devised the act, he said. Allan Warrack, Alberta's lands minister, said Thursday Charges fly in Quebec assembly QUEBEC (CP) A motion of procedure to impeach three cabinet ministers and Speaker Jean-Noel Lavoie will be in- troduced in the national assembly today, Robert Burns, house leader for the Parti Quebecois, said Friday. Mr. Burns Maisonneuve) made the an- nouncement after an amend- ment he proposed to a motion to impeach Jacques-Yvan Mo- rin, the leader of the Opposi- tion, was declared out of order Earlier this week, Mr. Monn was accused of illegally cashing a cheque used to defray expenses for a September trip to Brussels where he was the official delegate of the Parti Quebecois Immigration Minister Jean Bienvenue, who made the charge, said Mr Monn had violated the Legislature Act by cashing the cheque The accusation was made in virtue of Section 96 of the act which states. "Such allowance shall not be granted to members who are members of the Executive Council or the member oc- cupying the recognized posi- tion of Leader of the Oppo- sition." Mr. Monn said at the time he went to Brussels to attend a French-language parlia- mentarians conference at the request of Mr. Lavoie. Alberta is not encouraging homesteading because "only a limited amount of public land is available and priority will be given to estabished district farmers Public lands "are not free" and are sold at prices at least equal to the market value of surrounding private land, he added Mr Horan said Mr. War- rack's comments are based on the notion wagon train mem- bers plan on homesteading He said three original mem- bers of the wagon train have applied for grazing leases of acres each. "We're not he said. "We want to lease land to raise cattle There seems to be a problem with terminology here." The Alberta government has received about letters and phone calls concerning land since the modern-day trek was an- nounced. "We are not offering land on behalf of the government of Mr Horan emphasized "We have instructed interested parties to contact the department of lands and forests in Ed- monton regarding land leases LOS ANGELES (Reuter) After 15 years of publishing mainly rightist political tracts, the ultra-conservative John Birch Society has a best seller on its hands despite what the society calls a boycott of the book by leading book reviewers. The book is Teddy Bare, a recounting of the incident on the island of Chappaquid- dick in Massachusetts in July, 1969, in which secretary Mary Jo Kopechne drowned in a car driven by Senator Edward Kennedy (Dem Mass It is interwoven with Birch Society beliefs about the U S. being threatened by a worldwide Communist plot. The society's publishing wing, Western Islands, says the book has sold copies since it was put on the market in 1971, most of them since last March when public demand began to grow for the book. Jay Allen, a leading Los Angeles book publicist, said Friday: "Sales like that certainly qualify the book to be a best seller." Teddy Bare is written by Zad Rust, a pen-name and anagram for author Michael Sturdza, a former Romanian foreign minister who lives in Spain. Sturdza did not come to the U.S. to research the book but wrote it from material available in Europe. Saturday, December 21, 1974 THE L.ETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 Albertans hold Sweeps tickets Vice-president Rockefeller late for work first day Bangkok connection suspects extradited VANCOUVER (CP) Six men wanted in New York on drug charges in connection with the so-called Bangkok Connection were ordered Fri- day to be extradited to the United States Mr Justice Harry Mackay said in his decision it was not INSTALLATION HUMIDIFIERS 1709-2nd Ave. South Phone 328-5973 his responsibility to try the defendants, but only to es- tablish whether United States authorities had presented a sufficiently strong case for ex- tradition The six men were arrested in late November as U.S and Canadian authorities con- ducted roundups in the two countries Extradition was ordered for Bing Hm Low, Wong Shue Teen, alias Tony Wong, Paul Jang, alias Communist Pui, Johnny Chau, alias Johnny Chow, Lee Chee Ying, alias Robert -Li. or Lee; and Vic- toria Leong, "alias Foon Choy Leong WASHINGTON (AP) Nelson Rockefeller, five minutes late for work on his first day as the 41st vice- president of the United States, pledged Friday to be "as quiet and as helpful as possible" to President Ford. Heavy traffic outside his Foxhall Road home prevented Rockefeller from being on hand to preside over the Senate when it convened at 9 a m EST for the final day of the 93rd Congress He arrived at 9 -05, having missed the opening prayer, and remained a half hour while acting Democratic Leader Robert Byrd and Republican Leader Hugh Scott discussed the ac- complishments of the session Then, after visiting his new offices and talking with reporters. Rockefeller return- ed to New York with his wife, Happy, after a visit of less than 24 hours during which he was confirmed and inaugurated as vicepresident. His duties as the Senate's presiding officer are Rockefeller's only con- stitutional responsibilities. Ford is expected to assign him to a variety of chores, including a major role in plan- ning the administration's do- mestic policies The president and his new vice-president will discuss Rockefeller's role at a White House meeting today, aides said. With Ford scheduled to leave Sunday for a ski vaca- tion in Vail, Colo., Congress quitting until Jan. 14 and Rockefeller scheduled to go to Puerto Rico the week after Christmas, it will take a while for the new vice-president to be fully installed and at work on his new job. He made it clear, however, in talking with reporters that Lalonde, rejects coin, stamp issue for Edmonton OTTAWA (CP) Health Minister Marc Lalonde angered Edmonton Conser- vative MP Steve Paproski in the Commons Friday by refus- ing to commit the federal government to a coin and stamp program to help fi- nance the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton The government is consid- ering Edmonton's request for a coin-and stamp program similar to the program launched to raise money for the 1976 Olympic Games he plans to keep a low profile while guarding against up- staging the president. "I want to be as quiet and as helpful and only do that which is appropriate and useful to the president and to the people of this he said. DUBLIN (CP) A dozen Albertans are among Canadians holding tickets drawn Friday on the Irish Hospitals Sweepstakes based on the running of the Dec 27 sweeps hurdle race at Leopardstown, Ireland Following is a list of the Alberta tickets drawn, with the horse's name, ticket number and nom-de-plume of the ticket holder San Gennaro MXH80101, Dobie, Edmonton, Moonlight Bay LHM52116, Busy, Drumheller, Kiltotan LCD81177, Rocky, Edmonton Flashy Boy LHN54759, Nuts, Calgary. Royal Domain MTE64245, Accordian, Calgary, Chevalid MPT75772, Lil Gaffer, Medicine Hat; Kublia MZK52465, Sharon Trugdeon, Sherwood Park; True Luck LKM48868, Fiery Tuch, Ed- monton Bumble Boy LMK67012, Lonely, Calgary Vulabaloo LHL53894, Dune Com, Calgary, Red Vase LMH65803, Hot Shot, Calgary, MTJ64070, Winner, Black- falds Two Ontario residents and a pair from British Columbia had their tickets drawn on the favorite in the sweepstakes They hold tickets on Cumedy of Errors, the early ll-to-10 favorite in the hurdle race at Leopardstown. Two other B C residents hold tickets on Lanzarote, the 11-8 second choice in the field of 44 horses. Three other Canadians have tickets on Bumble Boy. the 16-to-l third pick First prize is about second and third Holders of all tickets drawn are assured of at least each. 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