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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 26, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE iriHBRIDOE HERALD Saturday, December 26, !O70----- Christian leaden By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS we all devoutly hope for-a goi eralion of peace." Christians Ihc world over at- tended church and spent Christ- inas clay with their families as their loaders appealed for peace, brotherhood and charity. Pope Paul, spiritual leader of the world's 500 million Roman Christmas message in strong and sometimes somber tone. He urged mankind to cast off "the centuries-old poison" of hate and conflict "which you carry in your blood." Speaking to a crowd of in chilly and overcast St. Pe- ter's Square, the pontiff said: "You must come to my school where one learns to look upon every man as his brother, not as a rival or an anmey." A 24-hour Christmas truce In tiie Vietnam war ended at 6 p.m. Saigon time and the U.S. and South Vietnamese com- mands claimed more than 50 command violations with at least 10 South Vietnamese killed. The Viet claimed a 72-hour ceasefire that continues until 1 a.m. Sunday. 3 PARATROOPERS KILLED Less than two hours before the U.S.-South Vietnamese ceasefire began Christmas Eve nine U.S. paratroopers were killed and nine were wounded when an American artillery shell landed by mistake on their camp. U.S. President Nixon spent Christmas with his family at the White House and expressed op- timism over prospects for peace. i pea Another world trouble spot, the Mideast, celebrated a mostly peaceful Christinas, a tliree-monUi ceasefire helping to keep Arabs and Israelis in check. Focal point of the Christmas ceiebraiions in the iloiv Lunii was tiie tiny village of Bethle- hem, where Jesus Christ was born. PILGRIMS Police estimated that pilgrims visited Bethlehem over Christmas, the largest number since the town was captured from Jordan by Israeli troops in the 1967 war. Only one incident was report grenade thrown Christ- mas Eve at an Israeli vehicle on the outskirts of Bethlehem. It exploded harmlessly. Another grenade blamed on an Arab terrorist exploded Fn day morning in a food store in Ramallah, an Arab Christian town 14 miles north of Bethle- Cong had pro-, llelru Tiffee israeli soldiers and an Arab were injured. In snowy London, Queen Eliz- abeth told the people of the Commonwealth the message of Christmas is "learning to be concerned about one another, to treat your neighbor as you would fike him to treat you." Speaking in a recorded radio broadcast, the Queen urged her subjects "to care about the fu- ture of all life on earth." AID TO ELDERLY URGED The Archbishop of Canter- bury, Dr. Michael Ramsey, He told Americans in a i spiritual leader of the Anglican Christmas message: "I firmly believe we can look for- ward with greater confidence than at anytime since World War II to the prospect that our children can have, at last, what Calgary man crash victim EDMONTON (CP) John Joseph Taggart, 37, of Calgary, was killed in a two-car collision early Christmas Day on High- way 2 in south Edmonton. City police said he was a passenger in a car driven by Frank Hendry, 26, also of Cal- gary, who was in satisfactory condition in University Hospi- tal. The driver of the other car, James Eldon Pearson, 37, of Edmonton, was also in satis- factory condition. HALE OPTICAL COMPANY ITD Gary Martm Dispensing Optician 307 6th St. 5. 327-715? Church, issued a Christmas ap- peal for Britons to visit the eld- erly and invite the lonely into their homes this holiday season. Prime Minister Edward Heath attended Christmas serv- ices near Checquers, his coun- try home, and read a lesson from St. Luke. Most of Western Europe en- joyed a white Christmas after substantial snowfalls. But there was a notable exception. Much of usually snowy Norway, in- cluding the capital, Oslo, was without snow. Tass reported on Christmas services in the Soviet Union, saying calls for peace were made at all the 145 Lutheran churches in Estonia. The news agency also re- ported on the Christmas service at the Episcopal Dome Cathe- dral at Toompea, and the ser- mon delivered by Archbishop Alfred Tobming: "We are in the festive spirit. We have peace. But peace is dreamed about in many places on the earth. It is our Christian duty to help people who are de- fending their homes.1' In Moscow, Christmas masses were conducted by Dean Stasis Mozheiko of the Roman Catholic Church said. of St. Ludovic, Tass PROTEST TREASON TRIALS Mervin Mirsky, chairman for the community relations committee of Jewish Community Council, reads a statement Friday outside the Soviet embassy in Ottawa at a demonstration against the Leningrad treason trials which con- demned two Jews to death and eight others to hard labor for conspiring to hijack an airliner. The statement called the sentences barbaric savagery and requested the Can- adian government to intervene on behalf of the 10 persons under sentence. Soviet Union denounced over death sentences By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS southern city of Elath cabled a protest against the Soviet gov- Denunciations of the Soviet Union reverberated around the world today because of death sentences handed down in Len- ingrad against two Jews ac- cused of planning to hijack a Soviet jetliner. Throughout Israel, Jews dem- onstrated revulsion at the trial and at Moscow's refusal to let Soviet Jews emigrate to Israel. Schoolchildren in Tel Aviv chanted "Let my people go" be- fore the Finnish embassy, which handles Soviet affairs in Israel. Pupils in Haifa asked in a tele- jram to the White House that President Nixon intervene. The Mayor Sam Yorty of Los Ange- les, Elath's sister city, asking support for the condemned men. Even Rakah, the pro-Moscow Communist party of Israel, asked that the death sentences be modified. But it sent a letter to Soviet President Nikolai Pod- gorny condemning an "anti-S'o- viet propaganda campaign" it said is being waged in Israel. Premier Golda Metr told the Knesset, Israel's parliament, that the defendants' only crime was that "they dared approach the Soviet authorities to let them go to The defend- ants wanted to emigrate not as mens UJEflR ONCE-A-YIAR TAILORED-TO-MEASURE STARTS MONDAY, DEC. 23fh and CONTINUES to JAN, 18th! UNDER SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS AT A SAVING OF ___ We urrja you to mnta your selection m -.oon ns tible if> ovoid tliscippoinlmcnt and dcloy! WGUIRE'S men's UJEflR DOWNTOWN on FIFTH STREET SOUTH eminent, she said, but because of a "national awakening for the right to join their own people." Then the Knesset unani- mously adopted a resolution calling on "enlightened man- kind" to intervene with the Kremlin to free the two defend- ants sentenced to death and the eight other Jews and one gentile tried with them. Edward Kuznetsov and Mark Dymshils, who told the Lenin- grad court he had planned the escape to Finland for two years, vrere sentenced Thursday to death by firing squads. Sent- ences for the others were from four to 15 years in labor camps. The defendants have a week to appeal the convictions. In Washington, about 200 dem- onstrators burned a Soviet flag and chanted "Let my people and "Stop the kangaroo court two blocks from the Soviet embassy. An 11-man delegation was turned away at the embassy when it asked to express "our great concern and agony" over the trial. In New York, the women's Zi- onist organization Hassah urged in a statement that the Russian Federation Supreme Court "let these people go" and the Soviet government not to "add to the list of martyrs by yet another miscarriage of justice." Seymour Graubard, national chairman of Uie Anti-Defama- tion League of B'nai B'rith, sent the Soviet ambassador to the United States, Anatoly F. Dob- rynin, a telegram asking for permission to file a brief with the Soviet high court in their be- half. The World Jewish Congress called the death sentences "in- credibly harsh and repugnant" and said in London that an in- ternational Jewish delegation was meeting with Vatican offi- cials to enlist the aid of Pope Paul. I Demonstrations, storms hit eastern Canadian scene By THE CANADIAN PRESS Eastern Canada was Die centre for demonstrations and harsh weather on Christinas Day while the West reported normal weather conditions and a quiet day. Demonstrations in Ottawa and Montreal Friday upset the usual Christmas lull while on the weather scene a severe storm clumped more than 20 inches of snow on some areas in the Mar- itimes. The rest of Canada was gen- erally quiet as Canadians cele- brated Christinas Day. Child deaths high in Saskatchewan By KEN KELLY Canadian Press Science Writer OTTAWA (CP) Babies born in Saskatchewan have the smallest chance of making it to their first birthday of babies born in any other province. But those born in the North- west Territories face staggering deaths for every live births last year. This is more than three times greater than Ontario, which has the lowest infant mortality rate at 17.6, and more than double Saskatchewan's 22.5. The reasons for these discrep- ancies and others in infant mor- tality statistics are the subject of a national study now under way, jointly sponsored by the Society of Obstetricians and Gy- necologists and the Canadian Pediatric Society. A committee, headed by Dr. Sydney Segal of Vancouver's health centre for children, is to report its findings next June. As part of its work, the com- mittee also is examining statis- tical evidence of similar varia- tions in infant mortality within specific smaller areas. The Dominion Bureau of Sta- tistics gives this infant mortal- ity rate picture for the other provinces and territories: Newfoundland 21.4, Prince Edward Island 22.4, Nova Scotia 19.6, New Brunswick 18.9, Quebec 20.3, Manitoba 21.8, Al- berta 19, British Columbia 18.1 and the Yukon 39. The national rate Is 19.3. The Canadian Medical Association says 23.7 per cent of the babies born alive but that die later do so without living a week. The mako Segal committee 5s to recommendations, later to be conveyed to governments, for improving the quality of the "reproductive environment" that is, before and after birth. Improvements in the provi- sion of care on a regional basis is one of the objects of the in- quiry. An editorial in the current issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal says that no real breakthrough has occured in the last 25 years for preven- tion of infant deaths from men- ingitis, bacterial endocarditis- progressive heart damage from bacteirial congeni- tal heart diseass. The publication hints at one Cup of Milk fund grows S. Johnson, Warner 7 00 12fh Lethbridge Brownies 3.00 Grade Six Class, Baker School, Coaldale.......... 3.00 Room 203, Gilbert Paterson Junior High, Lelhbridga 3.80 W. Guzik, Lethbridge....... 5.00 Agnar Johnson Family, j.oo Granum Lufheran League, Granum............. fi 00 Kelly, Joan and Scott Crighton, Lethbridge..... 5.00 Lisa Pavka, Crsnford....... 5.00 Barbara and Susan Laszynsky, the West alrls, Kathy Bartsoff, Michael and Debbie Kawade, Sabine and Steven Bollerman 6.61 Grade Six Class, Milk River Elementary School S.40 Anonymous.............. 10 00 Anonymous, Lethbridge..... 10.00 Paul Kveder and Family, Lethbridge............ 70.00 Cranford CWL, Cranford ]000 R. I. Baker School, Grades One-Four, Coaldala 1020 Maternity Flcor of Lethbridge Municipal Hospital....... 12.35 T. 'Mikkelsen, Lethbridge 15.CO Anonymous, Durdett....... 20.00 Anonymoous, Cardslon The Luca Family, Foremost 20.00 rank and Franklin Peta, Hardievllle...... 20.00 Mrs. A. Dut'f, Lelhbridge 25 DC Galbraitb'School, Lelhbridge............... 4337 Lethbridge Herald Staff.....100.00 Anonymous, Lethhrldgs 55.00 ToMI..........., t 37S.8J TOTAL TO DATE-...... WEIGHT WATCHERS Meets: Tuesdays p.m. and p.m. Wednesdays II RANCHO MOTOR HQTil MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE Trusr only lha original Weight Watchers (TM) to watcfi your weight. Hundreds of thousands have dono it successfully. You can, tool REGISTRATION MEETING MEN WOMEN TEENAGERS for Further Information Call 328-5832 possible reason. When pediatri- cians became involved in care of the sick newborns in the 1940s, "a regrettable separation of obstetrical and pediatric pa- tient care, teaching and re- search occurred." It says this trend now is being reversed as a result of growing realization that maternal and fetal care cannot and should not be separated. 21 die so far in Christmas accidents By THE CANADIAN PRESS At least 21 persons have died so far in accidents across Can- ada during the Christmas holi- day, 15 in traffic. A Canadian Press survey from 6 p.m. local times Thurs- day to midnight Friday also showed three persons killed in fires and three in miscellaneous accidents. The survey ends mid- night Sunday night. Ontario led the count with 11 deaths, six in traffic. Three per- sons were also reported killed in fires and two to snowmobile ac- cidents. Alberta had three fatalities. In the storm area, southeast- ern New Brunswick and north- eastern Nova Scotia were the areas iiardest hit. The storm moved up from the East Coast late Christmas Eve and early Christmas morning. The weather office said an- other storm will move into the region late today, bringing an additional six to 12 inches or snow to most areas. Only light snow fell in Ontario but Ottawa, with less than one inch Friday, reported a record December snowfall of 42.8 inches up from 42.3 inches set in 1942. In the area north of Toronto to southern Georgian Bay and east to Kingston about 1.5 inches of snow was reported midnight Friday night. The weatherman predicts up to three inches by the time tho snow stops. Western Canadian areas re- ported light snowfalls with tem- peratures generally in the teens. WANT RELEASED In Montreal about 350 to 400 persons paraded around the east-end headquarters of the Quebec Provincial Police Fri- day calling for the release on bail of persons taken into cus- tody under the War Measures Act. Police made no attempt to In- terfere with the peaceful dem- onstration, which lasted for about one hour. The group included adults as well as young people dressed warmly to fight off the near- zero cold. In another part of Montreal about 30 persons marched irj front of the Russian consulate in protest against the Leningrad hijacking trials in which two Jews were sentenced to death and others to lengthy prison terms. Because they lacked a city permit to demonstrate the group was soon dispersed by po- lice. Weather and road report ABOVE ZEHO AT NOON SUNRISE SUNDAY a.m. SUNSET p.m. II L Pre Lcthbridge .......40 24 Victoria.........40 36 .01 Prince Rupert ..41 35 .07 Prince George 29 05 Kamloops.......23 2L Vancouver...... 38 34 ,05 Medicine Hat.....39 02 Vermilion 37 05 Edmonton.......36 06 Jasper..........31 05 Banff...... 32 08 Coronation .......36 11 Calgary.........39 06 Prince Albert 37 ]3 North Battleofrd 37 10 Saskatoon.......36 04 Swift Current 32 12 Yorkton......... 34 13 Moose Jaw .......33 14 Thompson.......-G -10 North Bay.......21 05 Regina..........31 14 Estevan.........30 16 Brandon Winnipeg Kcnora The Pas Dauphin ......33 16 06 30 ......33 .02 .05 .20 .33 .06 .01 .02 .11 .03 White River ......17 Toronto..........25 Ottawa......... 11 Montreal........11 Minneapolis ......15 Los Angeles ......66 Boston..........28 Denver......... 46 Las Vegas.......49 San Diego....... 60 Washington 37 FORECASTS Red Deer Calgary Leth- briilge Sunny and mild today, brisk westerly winds near foothills with gusts to 60 in Lclliliridge regions, highs 40-15, cloudy periods to- night, lows 15--5 ahove, sunny Sunday and mild, highs 40-45. Kootenay, cloudy today with some snow- flurries. Cloudy Sunday with 10-20. During Christmastime KB extend- to all our neighbors and friends wanntsl wisJiei for a wonderjul Iwliday. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES CQUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in Hie Lclh-1 sloke is sant: bridge district are bare in the winter clnvinj travel lanes. Highway 3 west sonic light (trifling in thn Pinchcr Creek area and sections of hard packed snow through the Crows Nest Pass. Also sections of hard packed snow through most towns and villages. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway Calgary to lievel- ulcd and in good ig condition. The Banff Radium a n d Banfl- Jaspcr highways have a few slippery scclions but are gen- erally in good winter driving condition. Motorists are reminded that good snow tires or chains are required when travelling in any mountain area, including all ski-resort access roads. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coillis 24 hours: Canvay 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Hoosoville, B.C. 9 a.m. to C p.m.; Kingsgatc, B.-., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerls R a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain ciosecl. ffildhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;