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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta -Wedneidnv, Dotembcr 33, 1970 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 19 C. A. Christmas story Memories are like jewelled necklace no time j a point of rcferena so much as Christ Memories are like .-jewelled necklace with so manj centred around Christmas. Like Charles Dickens the joy mis Yulefide takes its jollity from people, places and events I would say that Christmas i. pretty much what you make i with widely varying factors. For me early memories a couch by the tree. The colorful glitter held him in sil cnce wlu'le Mother spooned a dose of castor oil into him Today tree-lights are so com monplace. It must have been late 1913 that we had a trip east to Glencoc, Ont. Few thoughts o the usual festivities remain but for the first time I saw apples on trees. Frozen they were to be sure but really something to ar. Alberta youngster. Then, too, my aunt lovingly scooped out a great golden pumpkin to make a jack-o-lan-tern before my admiring eyes. Such of "six chickens killed b express." At the big concert Santa a p e a r e d then precipitate dashed out not to reappear, turned cut that lie had swa lowed his whiskers and gc "sick as a dog." The year 1922 saw us in E DC. DDCDAVMCMT AC 1O71 DDADCDTV DIICUJCCC TAV MUiJIIIWJ IHA Prepayments will be accepted after January 1st to February terest will be allowed 26th, 1971, and f rom date p a y- ment to June 30th, any amount not exceeding the PER ANNUM 1970 taxes. DEATH SQUAD MANILA (Renter) Police re seeking a ]2-man assassina-on squad that gunned down a ty police chief outside the Hall Justice in Cavite city, south i. Manila. figure what "pudding met li- queur saus" might be? During this festive season my wife and I were married so this was a very special Christ- mas. Vie attended a Carol Ser vice with all Dutch singing in the very church where the wed- ding took place a few days later. Our Christmas dinner was a family affair with cake and other features all from Can- ada. By early June of 1946 I was on my way home while my wife followed in -Septcmbei That year was a civilian cele- bration among our loved ones, I _ Probably the most memor- able Christmas since was 19V when my younger son was bom in the Mayerthorpe Hospital. Celebrating as he does Christ- mas has become a two-day af- fair. Who could ever forget an occasion such as that? V W SEASON DRAWS TO A CLOSE The removal of navigational markers tho end of another shipping season. Canadian Coast Guard vessel Griffon was in Toronto to remove buoys. The Griffon stands by as some of her crew, working landing barges, hock cable onto the buoys which are then lifted onto the vessel with the ship's crane. Operating out of Prescott, Ont., the Griffon has removed buoys at Kingston, and Burling- ton before the Toronto project. Built in Lauzon, Que., the ship was commissioned early this year. Embarrassed MPs need new system By DAVE McINTOSII OTTAWA (CP) Parliament may have to adopt the new Brit- ish system if it ever wants to rid itself of the embarrassment of approving its own pay in- creases. The independent committee on parliamentary salaries and expenses, whose report was made public recently, declined :o accept the chief task given it: To recommend a method of setting MPs' salaries regularly in future. The committee instead recom- mended that another committee lave a look at this problem in he next Parliament. This comes close to the sys- .em recently adopted at W.est- ininsler: Ah independent com- mission to review MPs' salaries :n each is, every four years or make recommendations which would receive almost automatic approval. Can spring be far away? The supply department has just placed a order with Heather Plastics Ltd., Rexdale, Ont., for tent pins. State Secretary Gerard Pelle- tier has informed the Commons through a question by Louis Co- meau, Conservative MP for South Western Nova, that the Company of Young Canadians now has" a staff of 46, exactly half the number of volunteers working in the field. The C o m p a n y 's director makes a year and he has six aides making to The Company has hired only 15 consultants this year, how- ever, compared with 35 last year. Altogether, it has spent about million since its founding in 1966 by former prime minister Lester Pearson. Prime Minister Trudeau last tried out his version of Chair- man Mao's "let a thousand flowers bloom" when Communi- cations Minister Eric Kierans and the former defence minis- ter, Leo Cadicux, argued pub- licly about staying in or with- drawing from NATO. Mr. Kier- ans advocated the latter. But there are indications Mr. Trudeau will allow a wide-rang- ing public discussion by his ministers on energy policy vis- a-vis the United States. External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp has tcltl the Commons: "The government is very con- cerned that it should arrive at a decision that is in the interests of all the people and that all points of view should be consi- dered. "I think that some difference in vi.5w among ministers before the government has made up its mind is really quite useful." Two recent ministerial replies to Commons questions: Asked whether a full go-ahead had been given to the destroyer construction program. Treasury Board President C. M. Drury said: "Ths treasury board has In the past authorized such things as arc necessary to be author- ized to enable the destroyers to be constructed." Manpower Minister Otto Lang in reply to Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield: The explanation for the greater number of unemployed m the age group to which refer- ence has been made is that in some measure it is due to the unusually small decline in the size of the group seeking em- ployment rather than in the amount of employment availa- ble." Hansard notes this comment: "Some honorable members: oh, oh." JAPAN'S GXP GROWS TOKYO (Reuter) Japan's gross national product in the 1969 financial year ended March 31 totalled million, the world's third largest after (lie United States and the Soviet Union, the economic planning agency announced Tuesday. What to do with the money you save buying Melchers Maxi Dry. Melchers Maxi Dry. That says it all. It tastes Very Dry-and Very Good. Try Maxi Dry. You'll have enough left over for a expensive kind. Melchers Maxi Dry. A nice, inexpensive gin ;