Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
FORECAST HIGH SATURDAY 5 BELOW The Lcthbridqc Herald VOL. LXV No. 12 LET'HBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER V CENTS SIX SECTIONS flO PAGES A letter to our readers The weak, the strong Six weeks ago, when the overwhelming de- mands on the Unitarian Service Committee were communicated to The Lethbridge Her- ald, we were asked whether we would involve our readers again, and whether we might aim for a still higher sum than the generous amounts contributed in previous years. We couldn't say no to either request. The money was to go for milk powder for Pakis- tan refugees in India, or, if the milk could not be obtained in Canada (as seemed pos- sible at the time) for other equally pressing relief for these millions caught in the greatest human tragedy of recent times. We offered to suggest to our readers that they contribute The milk powder was found. A world-wide shortage had forced up the price, but still it was essential and inexpensive. And Ihen Hie war suddenly exploded. As tilings stand now, the 10 million refugees now have hope. They have a homeland to return to, devastated though it. is. But their plight is far from ended. The need for emergency help continues, and the USC, with a lift from Leth- bridge Herald readers, will work hard and fast. No local expenses The ambitious objective has been exceed- ed. Today's total of givings stands at All additional contributions will be forwarded too, of course, and will only make it possible to send more help to India. (It might be repeated that every cent contributed here is sent to Ottawa; there are no local expenses in raising this money. And of every dollar re- ceived by the USC headquarters in Ottawa, about 89 cents in value reaches the ultimate recipient in India or Korea or Hong Kong or wherever else the USC It is a delight but not a surprise that so much money should have been contributed. We knew our readers would answre if they heard the call. Their hearts are big. They will have heard other calls Salvation Army locally, other local Christmas charities, and many other very deserving world charities. In giving special attention tn the USC, The Herald has not meant to harm any other worthy appeal. The nature of the response has been thrill- ing. Children and young people literally by the thousands have helped one way or an- other. School groups, Indian groups, church groups, long-hairs and short-hairs, poor peo- ple and people not so poor, Hutterite colonies, hard nosed businessmen, labor unions, mer- rhanl-s, housewives all are in the list. Last appeal The fluid is not yet closed, but this is the last appeal. It is also a warm thank you. As sure as there will be another Christ- inas there will be another appeal. This corner of the world will still be one of the most for- tunate, enjoying more than its share of the good things and the good life, and other cor- ners will have far less than their fair share. The weak will si ill look to the string, anrl thp romrmmily "frved hy The Lethbridge Her- ski is full if strong people. How fortunate they are' Merry Christinas. Cleo Mowers Publisher, The Herald Christmas stories GLASGOW ifienirri Among UK good things flying through the. skies on Christmas Eve will lie so rases of scotch whisky, the largest order ever lo bo air freighted. Tho whisky, wmih M7.0W, is lieing (ic-wn to Bang- kok, Thailand, said Michael Allen of William Grant and Son Ltd., today. "The air freight cost alone will be Allen said. Ilong Kong popular TOnuNTO iCPi Canadians will pay as much a.s SMI more for an imitation Christmas free imported from Hong Kong'than lor an artificial domestic free of the same size, n department storo spokesman sairj Tlnirsflay. Hong Kong trees were sold out. by early December, srid a spokesman for Simpsons-Scars Ltd., while sales of cheaper Canadkm-madc artificial trees stagnated. The spokesman said a seven-foot Hong Kong model sells for while the same-sized Canadian item is prim! nt Natural Mrs, the, spokesman said, arc declining in popularity. --t A Christians Prince of Christians around the world turned their thoughts from turmoil today to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace. One hundred Protestant and 50 Roman flown from strife-lorn Belfast for a danger-free Christinas in London, and Arabs from neighboring states streamed to Israeli-occupied Beth- ______________ lehem for observance in Fear fire SUNSHINE FOR THE SEASON Members of the Sal- vation Army entertained the residents of the Devon Nurs- ing Home with Christmas songs and handed out Sunshine Bag treats. Italy j names MPs cut taxes leader before holiday BrifcTI? I A f m ,r n vi i the city where Christ was born. CEASEFIRES SCHEDULED In South Vietnam, opposing sides scheduled ceasefires, mili- fV s-t-mt cllefs din" till, ners with all the trimmings for the 162.500 U.S. soldiers still in the country, hospitals at Long _ 1 Binh We gaily decorated. trees and tinsel went on pale in Saigon, and such en- tertainers as Bob llupc. Johnny Grant and Martha Rave led troupes of entertainers to big American bases. Homeward-bound U.S. s o 1- 750 persons from the downtown ,jjers nalj special cargo aboard Sheraton-Mount Royal Hotel, as pianc as jt landed in Clii- MONTREA1, (CP) Fears were voiced today an arsonist may started overnight fires that forced evacuation of ROME (API Giovanni Leone, a Christian Democrat peacemaker, was elected today as Italy's sixth president, end- ing a 15-day deadlock that touched off fighting in parlia- ment and left deep wounds in this NATO country's centre-left government alliance. The mild-mannered Naples criminal lawyer won with 518 votes, 13 over the simple major- ity of 505 required. Leone, fcvk'e premier in s long political farcer, won on a record 2Jrd ballot. Runner-up veteran So- cialist Pictro Nvnni. who had the solid support ol his own So- cialist party and the Commun- is Is. Leone, a man of dead centre, had almost all tlie voles of his own rivalry-ridden Christian Democratic party and those of the Democratic Socialists, Lib- erals and Republicans. Nenni received 408 was formally pro- claimed president by Socialist Alessandri PcrUni, president of the chamber who presided over the election. The little Neapolitan with tlie whimsical look and wispy mous- tache will formally take office Dec. 29, the day after President Giuseppe Saragat's six-year- tenn ends. Tenants vole under new Alberla law EDMONTON' (CT) Oily council has approved a bylaw allowing tenants to vote on money bylaws. The new law primarily af- fects tenants who make up per cent of tlie city's popula- tion. Erhrioninn nl> enunnl rr quested the provincial govern- niont to change the legislation goveniing voting on money by- laws in IfjTO when the Omni- plcx vote was held. The prov- ince complied last spring and the question of tenant voting was left to individual mu- nicipalities. Medicine Hat and St. Albert were (lie first communities to (akc advantage of (be new pro- vincial law. earlier this year. Ships collide NEW YORK (API An American cargo ship and a Rus- sian fishing trawler collided off the New Jersey coast Thursday night and the U.S. ship limped into [Kirt under i-srnrl by rescue crafl. No injuries were m ttw OTTAWA (CP) The Com- mons started a four-day Christ- mas holiday Thursday after ap- proving reductions in personal and corporate income taxes in effect since last October. Finance Minister E. i. Benson announced the three-per-cent cut in personal taxes and the decrease of seven per cent in corporate taxes in October. The Senate also gave its blessing to the tax-cut bill, which later received royal as- sent, and then adjourned until Feb. 16. Thursday's session was domi- nated by a New Democratic pitch for a more severe cut in personal taxes. Ed Broadbent (Oshawa- Whitby) moved that personal taxes be cut by 20 per cent, with a guaranteed decrease of at least with a (I v e r t i s i n g nnione other things, were Imperial Tobacco Products fined with the conviction and fine upheld on appeal; .1. Pascal Hardware Co. Ltd., fined Hudson's Bay Co., fined F. W. Wool- wortli Co. Ltd., fined ?500 and still appealing; and Holt, Ren- frew and Co. Lid., fined The biggesl fine in the year, was ngainsl British Co- lumbia Protessimwl Pharma- fiocictr. Salmo company iiceepls offer OTTAWA (CPl A British Columbia firm has accepted a development offer for a pro- jcct that would create seven jobs, the regional economic expansion department announe- eil. The company i.s F li. Roller Lumlier Co., Salmo. B.C. uhich will get for expansion nf ltn lumber chips mill. may be invited RAWALPINDI. West Pakistan (Reutevi President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto swore in a 10-man cabinet in a 3 a.m. ceremony here today and sparked specula- tion be may invite the East Pakistani leader. Sheik Mujibur Rahman, to join his govern- ment. There was no explanation for the early-morning oathlaking at the president's house except that Bhutto has teen busy oust- ing generals and admirals and personally directing practically every detail of his new regime since he tor-1- over power from Gen. Yahya Khan Monday. In March, when tlie East, looked set to secede from the West the Pakistan army cracked down in Ihe region and arrested Mujib. He was tried by s military court on charges of treason and waging war against. Pakistan. No vcrclid, was announced. One of Bhutlo's first sets after coming to power was ro free Sheikh Mujib from prison and put. him under house arrest, OFF In India, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi said today she is not. sure peace has come to tlie subcontinent and warned that India will not tolerate foreign interference in its affairs. Mrs. GandJ'i din nil spell wit which countries she was refer- tn wlirn she spoke of "in- In-fpveiicf." hul 'Tio'i observ- er j presumed tin? United States v as the tnsiii target. Skier killed in Rosslaiid avalanche R.OSSIAM3, B.C. (CP1 Sven Kjempenid. 23. a student University of British Colum- bia, was killed Thursday when caught in an avnlrmche while skiing on (irmiilr- Mountain near Ibis southeastern British Columbia ccmmunity Police said Mr. Kjcmpenid skiing will] a party of live below a ledge when Ihe 500- fool avalanche came down. He ;as buried under Ihe snow. His body was recovered hvo hours laier. Mr. KjemperiHl was n native. of Nu-way. Ilis parents reside in Spokane, Wash. Santa's helper WASHINGTON (APi The- U.S. government is giving Santa Clans a present. Tho economic development adminis- tration a ppro v a 1 Wednesday of a grant to help build a (own hall in Clam, Ind.