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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Tuesday, February 6, 1973 Terror stalks the streets WASHINGTON (AP) - A senator says he barricades the doors of his home at night for fear of intruders. A taxi driver says he won't risk "leaving the front door open long enough to go lock the back door." Apartment managers clamp more and more locks on their buildings, and one taJks of putting guard dogs on the premises. Many residents here in the District of Columbia can illuminate crime statistics with personal experiences. The shooting of Senator John Stennis last Tuesday night set off fresh cries of concern about crime in Washington. BEAMS ACRGSS DOORS "In my own house," said Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania, "we are barricaded in at night, with huge wooden beams across the doors. Available windows and available french doors are nailed shut." Senator Robert Byrd (Dem. W. Va.) talked of the "terror which stalks this city" and said Stennis "is but one of hundreds who have been so accosted on the streets. . . ." But Walter Fauntroy, the district's non-voting delegate in the House, says the district government leads the United States in progress on crime control. Washington appears to be neither safer nor more dangerous than any other American city. But its special status as the capital and the prominence of some of its crime, victims thrust its problems more forcibly into public view. In the aftermath of the attack on Stennis, numerous senators and House members demanded new crime-curbing legislation. Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III (Dem. 111.) introduced a bill to require registration and fed- cMahan is listed as m eral licensing of all handguns, providing up to five years in prison and �5,000 fines for violators. Senator Strom Thurmond (Rep. S.C.) urged quick passage of a bill raising penalties for carrying concealed weapons in the district. A similar proposal, favored by Police Chief Jerry Wilson and submitted to Mayor Waltsr Washington, would set a mandatory minimum prison sentence of six months for the first conviction of carrying a gun without a licence. Subsequent convictions would mean a year in jail. Jeffrey Alprin, general counsel for the police department, said Wilson seeks the new penalties because a department study showed that in a three-month period, two-thirds of those convicted of carrying guns illegally "didn't get a day in jail." The proposal is being studied in the mayor's office before Washington decides whether to ask Congress to approve it. WONT1* Hailstorm areas will be studied WASHINGTON (CP) - Frank McMahon, oilman, financier and sportsman from Calgary and Vancouver, is listed in the records of the General Accounting Office (GAO) of the United States as one of the major contributors to funds for the reelection of President Nixon. With accounting still in- ^ complete, GAO records show more than $30,000 in contributions by McMahon and one columnist places him among "more than a dozen donors'' who have apparently "poured 5100,000 or more apiece into the %| Nixon race" in the final days of H the campaign for last November's presidential election. At least $35.2 million passed through the finance committee to re-elect the president, reports show, and reports from other fund-raising arms are expected to push the final Nixon total past $50 million. Nixon spent a record $35 million on his 1968 campaign. McMahon is the only Canadian to appeal* prominently on the contribution lists. Under the U.S. Elections Campaign Act a candidate must disclose party contributions. One Washington Post columnist states: "In addition to thousands of I small donors, the president's FRANK McMAHON LQ. Of 145 and Can't Read Fast? A noted publisher in Chicago reports there is a simple technique of rapid reading which should enable you to increase your reading speed and yet re-fain much more. Most people do not realize how much they could increase their pleasure, success and income by reading faster and more accurately. According to this publisher, many people, regardless of their present reading skill, can use this simple technique to improve their reading ability to a remarkable degree. Whether reading stories, books, technical matter, it becomes possible to read sentences at a glance and entire pages in seconds with this method. To acquaint the readers of this newspaper with the easy-to-follow rules for developing rapid reading skill, the company has printed full details of its interesting self-training method in a new booklet, "How to Read Faster and Retain More," mailed free to anyone who requests it. No obligation. Send your name, address, and zip code to: Reading, 555 E. Lange St., Dept. 628-96, Mundelein, III. 60060. A postcard will do. *** contributors included at least eight indicated to have given in excess of $100,000 each-executives of firms with lucrative government contracts requiring government approval, citizens of Canada and Greece and celebrities such as entertainer Frank Sinatra and recluse Howard Hughes." McMahon's contributions were made from his U.S. address-102 Jungle Road, Palm Bertch, Fla. There were 11 separate contributions at least. Nine were for $3,000 and two for $2,-500 each. Included in the donations were those to the finance committee to re-elect the president in the states of Missouri, New Jersey, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas, Indiana and California. He also gave to Democrats for Nixon. The $3,000 figure is not unusual in political gift-giving. Under U.S. law, the donor is subject to a gift tax on any gift of more than $3,000. The law was enacted to prevent circumvention of the inheritance tax. COULD BE ILLEGAL Noting that McMahon's contributions-like those of Sinatra and industrialist Hughes-began showing up late in the campaign, one political observer said "it becomes a contribution only when the cheque is deposited in the bank." "Some of the large donations are held back to near the end of the campaign if it is thought the donors-such as Sinatra and Hughe s-might be controversial," he said. "On the other band, some big contributions are held back and doled out to various committees around the country as they are needed." So far, there has been no reaction to the fact that McMahon is a Canadian citizen. Under U.S. law, it is illegal to accept campaign funds from a foreign national. Pickpockets No. 1 enemy of Canadian peace team SAIGON (CP) - About the only major battle faced by Canadian military men here so far has been against the Vietnamese Moc Tui, the light-fingered pickpockets that abound in downtown Saigon. So far they have dealt successfully with bedbugs, and have gained ground in an assault on giant cockroaches, Law is out of touch Lan says EDMONTON (CP) - Law is out of touch with the public and does not serve society, charges Justice Minister Otto Lang. He warned that lawyers must simplify legal procedure and do more community work or the federal government may force them to change. In a speech to 370 members of the Alberta Bar Association, Mr. Lang said legal aid development is "one of a group of steps which must be taken to bring law into better perspective for the layman . . ." Mr. Lang said legal societies must start storefront law operations and take steps to make the law understandable. Mr. Lang, a law professor before he entered politics, said technical rules created by lawyers to protect rights have actually created a "court system which is unreal." Traditional rules, such as not allowing a spouse to testify and self-incrimination through testimony, should be studied and possibly changed, he said. "We must not just examine the technical rules," he said, "but also the fabric of the law." Mr. Justice E. Patrick Hart, chairman of the law reform commission, said lawyers must start looking at reality and "stop thinking of theoretical concepts." During a panel discussion, he said it is unreasonable that a prosecutor is allowed to decide what evidence he will enter in a trial. This could mean evidence proving innocence could be left out. mosquitoes and other biting insects. But the Moc Tui continue to maintain their offensive and the Canadians are fighting back with undercover moves of then- own. "Some of the guys have taken to wearing money belts," said Maj. Vance Mac-Dougall of Toronto. "Others have had secret pockets sewn into their uniforms." "They are real smooth characters," said Maj. Mac-Dougall who is with the military police here. "One soldier had his pocket picked. They took the money and returned the wallet." CARD DIDN'T HELP Another soldier said he kept his money and his identification card in the breast pocket of his uniform as a protection against such thievery. "They took the money and stuck the identification card back into another pocket,' said. Maj. MacDougall said some of the men have all but given up the struggle, carrying money in two pockets with the full expectation of losing at least part of it. The major, who carries his passport inside his shirt, said one of the favorite ploys is for kids to wrap themselves around the legs of the suspected , victim. "While the victim is occupied in freeing himself, the mama-san picks his pocket." New Socred slate named SALESMAN TO REPRESENT GOODYEAR MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS! EXPERIENCE IN ROOFING HELPFUL BUT NOT ESSENTIAL! 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Or, if you ARE EXPERIENCED, you can speed things up by phoning COLLECT to Mr. Jim Byas, at our INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS: 216-771-3258. Boundaries committee planned EDMONTON (CP) - A five-member committee to study municipal and school boundaries in the province will be established as soon as possible, Municipal Affairs Mini ster Dave Russell said today. A permanent chairman will be appointed along with representatives from the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties, the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, the Alberta School Trustees Association and citizens at large. Mr. Russell said the chairman will be named by the government after discussions with groups named to nominate members. Public hearings will be part of the terms of reference of the committee, which probably will work for about three years before making final recommendations, said the cabinet minister. EDMONTON (CP) - Francis Porter of Drumheller, one of the original founders of the Social Credit Party in Alberta, was chosen league president. He defeated Bill Downtown of Calgary in a two-way fight for the right to succeed Bill Johnson of Edmonton, who did not seek re-election. Dr. Geoffrey Dawrant of Edmonton was named the league's first vice-president. Walter Strom of Bow Island, brother of retiring leader Harry Strom, was named second vice - president. Named third and fourth vice-president were Mrs. Liz Sidor of Edmonton and Allan Howard of Calgary. Canned beer sales stopped VANCOUVER (CP) - Canadian Breweries B.C. Ltd. will stop selling canned beer Feb. 15, company president A. S. Branston said today. Mr. Branston said sales volume of canned beer in British Columbia was small, and "despite the 25-cent deposit charge on a case of canned beer, only about one-third of the used cans are returned for refund." In Toronto, V/ R.. Foster, a spokesman for Canadian Breweries in Ontario, said the company has no plans to introduce the elimination of cans anywhere else in Canada. Spokesman for Labatt Rr�v-eries Ltd. and Molson Industries Ltd., also said they have no plans to discontinue canned bear. Dangling iwmen A car perches on the end of a drawbridge in St. Petersburg, Fla., after four vacationing Canadian women from Toronto were trapped when the bridge went up as they were attempting to cross. There were no injuries. Driver was Madeleine Dow. They were rescued by firemen using a basket mounted on a snorkel truck. Their car was chained to the bridge and lowered. EDMONTON (CP) - All potential hailstorms in an area north of Calgary will be seeded by aircraft this summer, Gordon Sterling, interim weather modification board chairman, announced today. The area to be seeded is a block from Calgary on the south to Innisfail on the north. The foothills are the west border with the eastern border falling just short of Hanna. The high - incidence hail areas of Three Hills, Beise-ker, and Drumheller are included. Three twin-engine aircraft will be used to inject silver oidide into storm clouds. The cloud-seeding program is designed to establish a sound basis for a five-year, government - sponsored field operation in the area, said Mr. Sterling. During 1977 or 1978, local plebiscites will be held to determine whether seeding programs will be continued under private financing or through local or regional taxation. $125 pensions mulled EDMONTON (CP) - The Liberal government is thinking of raising old age pensions to $125 a month from the current $86, Doug Roche (PC - Edmonton Strathcona) said here. He told constituents that Marc Lalonde, federal welfare minister, has promised a ''substantial" increase but won't commit himself to how much. 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