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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, February 3, 1973 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID - 31 $1'>v:^"Wl; A time for thought A youngster pauses among the markers in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington as the flimsy peace in. Vietnam continued. Fear woman may be eaten for marriage laws abuse NWT council wants say on pipeline YELLOW KNIFE, N-W.T. (CP) - The Northwest Territories Council wants direct access to the 'decision-making process affecting pipelines proposed for the transmission of natural gas to southern Canada from the Arctic. "The minister of the department of Indian affairs and northern development has published guidelines regarding the construction of an oil and gas pipeline down the Mackenzie Valley and has asked this council for its views," Councillor David Searle of Yellowknife told a council meeting this week. He said the guidelines deal with three aspects of pipeline construction - establishment of a pipeline "corrider," environmental protection and employment of native people. "There should be a fourth area of emphasis; namely a meaningful political participation by the territorial government and this council in the decision-making process regarding all aspects of the proposed pipeline down the Mackenzie Valley and any line planned to extract natural gas from the Arctic islands," the council voted unanimously. Territorial commissioner Stuart M. Hodgson was instructed to put the council's views before Jean Chretien, minister of Indian affairs and northern development. "We don't mind having to live with mistakes - if we've made them," Mr. Searle said. Lyle Trimble, member for the Lower Mackenzie, said civil servants in Ottawa are not in a place where they can "intelligently" make decisions affecting the people of the N-W.T. FEEDERS - FARMERS - WELDERS - HANDYMEN - HOMEOWNERS We carry a complete stock of STEEL IN FIATS - ANGLES - CHANNELS - BEAMS - WIDE FLANGES - RAILS - ROUNDS SQUARES - PLATES - SHEETS - RECTANGULAR AND SQUARE TUBING - REINFORCING STEEL - WIRE MESH - PIPE GALORE FOR FENCE POSTS - CLOTHESLINE POLES - CARPORT COLUMNS OR FOR ANY OTHER USE YOU MAY HAVE. 2,000 TONS TO CHOOSE FROM Bring in your truck and load up at bargain prices We also deliver locally Bring in your scrap steel - cast iron - batteries - radiators - copper - brass and get the best trade value ever - We also pay cash! STEEL YARD LOCATION 2808 2nd Ave. N. SCRAP LOCATION 3402 2nd Ave. N. JAKARTA (Reuter) - An Indonesian government spokesman said today he is shocked by the marriage of an American widow to a tribal chief in the remote interior of West Irian province and warned she could be eaten if she abuses the tribe's marriage laws. Dr. Sunarjo, spokesman for the social affairs ministry, said the government is awaiting official reports on the marriage between Wyn Sargent of Huntington Harbor, Calif., and Chief Obaharok in the Baliem Valley of West Irian, but it assumes it to be true. "The marriage, if true, is surprising and we are really shocked," he said. "If she abuses it sbe can suffer the same fate as Rockefeller junior." Michael Rockefeller, 23-year-old anthropologist and son of New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, disappeared on the south coast of West Irian in 1D61. His body was never found and one theory is that he was killed by cannibals. Press reports from the province said that Mrs. Sargent, 42, described as an .anthropologist studying the sexual customs of tribesmen, had married the chief earlier this month by paying a dowry of 11 pigs and five pieces of cloth. HAS A SON In Santa Ana, Calif., 17-year-old Jimmy Martin, Mrs. Sargent's son by a previous marriage, confirmed Thursday that his mother had married the chief. He said he doesn't think the marriage will last. "Mom needed the material for her book; when she's done with her book, that will be it." Asked whether he thinks there is any risk in his mother marrying a chief in an area where cannibalism is still practised, Jimmy re- plied: "My mom knows what she is doing. Mom is wiling a book. It's all about customs and things, and it's the best way to get material." Sunarjo said here that the government is prepared to recognize Mrs. Sargent as a pioneer in humanism if she is really serious about her marriage, but he added that he is inclined to believe that she is an adventurer. Brig.-Gen. Achmadi, director-general for the promotion of public works at the social affairs ministry who deals with isolated tribes, said he fears that Mrs. Sargent is making use of the chief for adventure. He said she has not reported her activities to the local social affairs office and the government has no concrete picture of what she is dome in West Irian. Amnesty likely to come for military deserters Bilingual school at Edmonton EDMONTON (CP) - Edmonton's first co-eductional bilingual junior-senior high school, built at i> cost of $1.4 million, will be officially opened Feb. 9. J. H. Picard school is believed the first school of its kind built in Western Canada with public funds. It was named after Joseph Henri Picard, who came West from Quebec as a young man and was elected to Edmonton's first village council, its first town council, and its first city council. He was also the chairman of Edmonton's newly-amalgamated Roman Catholic School district and served it for 25 years. Up to 50 per cent of the scheduled teaching time at Picard will be in the French language. WASHINGTON (CP) - Some sort of amnesty for those who avoided or fled action in the Vietnam war is likely to come-but not until the political climate is favorable. Despite President Nixon's firm stand against amnesty for military deserters and 'draft-dodgers, the feeling on Capitol Hill is growing that eventually forgiveness will come. At the moment the United States is concentrating on what promises to be an emotional welcome for more than 500 prisoners of war. In addition, there is the heartbreaking hunt for 1,300 listed as missing in action. This, many legislators feel, is no time to discuss forgiveness for those who evaded that war or fled from that action. It is in this light, they say, that President Nixon's stem statement-"if they want to return . . . they must pay the penalty"-should be viewed. Yet he was not always this firm on the subject. Early in Ms campaign he said he would be "very liberal" with regard to those who did not obey the call. Another indication of how opinion can swing came from his opponent, George McGovern, who made a general Jailer must pay prisoners for unusual punishment RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -Judge Robert R. Merhige Jr. of U.S. District Court has ordered Virginia's corrections chieE to pay $21,265 in damages to three former prisoners of the state penitentiary as compensation for "cruel and unusual punishment." In an order released today, Merhige held W. K. Cunningham, director of the division of corrections, responsible for the monetary damages, saying: . . The court finds that at least certain of the practices . . . were of such a shocking nature that no reasonable man could have believed that they were constitutional.' Merhige cited such practices as bread-and-water diets, the arbitrary use of tear gas, extended periods of solitary confinement, 'placing prisoners naked in a hot roach-infested cell" and "taping, chaining or handcuffing inmates to cell bars." "These and other practices described in the findings of fact,' Merhige said, "violate the lowest standards of decency and are even more odious when it is considered that they were approved and implemented by one of the state's highest officials in charge of rehabilitation." The plaintiffs receiving compensation are Robert J. Landman Sr. of Washington, D.C., LeRoy Mason of Richmond and Thomas C. Wansley, whom Merhige ordered released on bond from the penitentiary earlier this month. Wansley had served 10 years of a life sentence on a rape conviction. Landman is to receive $15,303, Mason $3,605, and Wansley $2,357. $597,915 estate left by Pearson OTTAWA (CP) - Former prime minister Lester Pearson left an estate of $597,915 according to a will probated in Ottawa surrogate court. The bulk of the estate is made up of bonds, stocks and other securities. Mr. Pearson's library was left to Carleton University here and his papers will go to the National Archives. Mr. Pearson's widow, Maryon Pearson, will receive the income from the estate after succession duties. There also are gifts of $10,000 to each of his two children, Geoffrey Pearson of Vancouver and Mrs. Patricia Hannah of Toronto, and $5,000 to his brother Vaughan of Toronto. On the death of Mrs. Pearson, the estate is to be divided between his son and daughter after gifts of $50,000 each to Carleton University, Ottawa University and Victoria University of the University of Toronto. The income from the gifts is to be used for scholarships in international affairs, political science or history. call for amnesty early in his campaign. Six months later he reiterated his stand but this time he excluded deserters. When he spoke on the subject again, he suggested alternative sendee as against unconditional pardon. Undoubtedly, pressure during an election year contributed to the firmness of the president's stand. There now are signs of other pressure-to consider the problem of the evaders. Henry Schwarzschild of the American Civil Liberties Union says that "it is an absurd and tragic irony if President Nixon can make peace with the enemy incarnate in Peking and Moscow and cannot make peace with the sons of our own country." Even the courts are sliowing a tendency toward leniency- The justice department in 19S7 prosecuted 996 cases of draft violation. Convictions ran 75 per cent-89 per cent of the guilty went to prison. In 1971, there were 2,974 cases heard, with 35 per cent convictions. Of that number, 63 per ent won probation. Some observers note that early draft evaders fled the country for beliefs that in later years might well have won them deferment. Some legislators have Introduced bills to soften the official stand against deserters and draft evaders. Nixon says he will not support such moves. Those who return or are caught face a maximum sentence of five years and a $10,000 fine for draft dodgers. For deserters it can mean court-martial with a five-year term at hard labor and a dishonorable discharge. There are varying estimates of the numbers who may be involved. The National Inter-Religious Service Board for Conscientious Objectors puts tho number of resisters and deserters at 60,000 to 100,000. Some legislators feel that with such large numbers involved, the situation eventually will require a solution which will allow the men involved to return. As Henry Steele Commager, historian, summed up for a Senate subcommittee: "Who knows what is ultimately just or what will ultimately satisfy the complex passions of a vast and heterogenous society?" 0 LIABILITY  BONDS 0 AUTO  FIRE R0SSITER AGENCIES LTD. ESTABUSHED 1911 Lower Floor 517 4lh Ave. S. Phona 327-1541 Czechs escape MUNICH (AP) - Two Czechoslovaks fleeing their country tripped over alarm wiring and alerted border guards yesterday. But they reached West German territory safely, police said. � ATTENTION Recreational - Tourist Developers If you propose to develop commercial type, recreational or tourism facilities within the mountains and foothills, except National Parks and Indian Reserves of Alberta, you are requested to make written submissions to the Director of Lands, Department of Lands and Forests, Natural Resources Building, Edmonton, by February 28, 1973. The written submission should outline proposed location, type of development, type of service to' be offered, proposed date of development, etc. For further information on requirements for your submission please write the Director of Lands or phone Edmonton 229-3841. All submissions will be referred to the Environment Conservation Authority for consideration at the public hearings to be held in 1973. NOTE: Deadline for submissions is February 28, 1973. ydlbor LANDS AND FORESTS Hockey Balls Reg 66c caeh.......SPECIAL 3 for 1.49 Shampoo Bath and Spray JEiT2 * 1 Men's Lunch Kit Biack Reg 159 special 1,49 Grease Cartridges mtro u^. Reg. us.. special 1 49 Milk Filters 6.6W, refl. i55 ..............special 149 Kern Spray Bombs ^iTS... 2 1M Metal Shelves Frost Shields Reg. 15.50 ............ CLEARANCE Noxzema Cream 8-oz. Reg. 1.79 only 6-oz. Reg. 1.75 . only Phentex Yarn 3 ply. Reg. 53c ball .. special 4 tor 1 49 Assorted sizes. Reg. 1.95 . Snowmobile Starting Fluid Sugar Bags only 4 Sparkle Mouthwash 17'ox;.Re2^EC1AL 2 now for 1� �J .49 I-49 �J.48 �| .49 Noxzema Deodorant Reg. 99c .... now 2 for Plastic Drapes 108"x84". Reg. 99c .. only 2 for Men's Dress Socks Reg. 1.50 pair .. only �� *or Boys' Briefs 3 per package. Reg Air Freshener 14-oz. Reg. 89c----special 2 1 ;