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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDQE HERALD Saturday, Ftbruary 9, 1974 News in brief Student seige ends NEW DELHI (AP) About 50 Palestinian students ended a three-day occupation of the Arab League's mission here today and said they achieved their objective of protesting against President Anwar Sadat of Egypt. "We have decided to leave this place since we have al- ready expressed our resentment over the defeatist attitude of the Arab states toward the Middle East said a spokesman for the General Union of Palestine Students. In a letter addressed to Arab governments and sent to the Arab League mission Thursday, the students condemned Arab governments, particularly Egypt, for "shamelessly" ac- cepting the Geneva conference and the disengagement of Egyptian and Israeli forces along the Suez canal. Army watches aircraft LONDON (AP) Pilots in Northern Ireland have been warned they may be fired on by the British army if they fly below feet over major towns and the border area. The controller of national air Traffic in London issued the warning after an attempt two weeks ago by terrorists to bomb an Ulster police station by dropping explosives from a helicopter. The London Daily Telegraph says British troops in Ulster have been instructed to deal with low-flying aircraft under the so-called yellow-card sys- tem that outlines the circum- stances under which soldiers can shoot at suspected gunmen. Boy Scouts 'unfashionable' WINDSOR, Ont. (CP) The Boy Scouts are suffering from their "unfashionable" image. Donald Snyder, president of the Windsor district scout council, said Friday the boy scout movement cannot at- tract sufficient numbers of volunteer leaders. In a brief to the Ontario cabinet's social development policy committee, Mr. Snyder said one of the reasons is the unfashionable viewpoint con- nected with scouting. "We are like Sunday school: Good, and honest and well- meaning, but slightly ec- centric and definitely 'out of it'." We have an unfashio- nable image." Mr. Snyder asked the com- mittee, here for a day of pub- lic hearings, to make use of boy scouts for social develop- ment. In this way the organ- ization might overcome the image, he said. Snow storm lashes U.S.A. NEW YORK (AP) A fierce February snow storm headed into the Atlantic Ocean today after giving the eastern seaboard of the United States traffic-snarling drifts and freezing temperatures. Schools, businesses and Carpet Dirty? PHONE 328-2853 mr. steam Cleaning Ltd. racetracks closed Friday because of the storm. A Philadelphia railway commuter said his ride took two hours longer than usual. Eastern Airlines discontinued air shuttle service between New York. Boston and Washington. Snow fell 12 hours before it was predicted for Washington, D.C._: President Nixon tried to motor through the seven-inch- deep white blanket to Bethesda Naval Hospital in suburban Maryland for a health checkup. But he returned to the White House after counting four minor accidents on the snow-clogged highway. Steel sought EDMONTON (CP) A five member provincial trade delegation will leave Sunday for the Soviet Union to seek co-operation in overcoming Alberta's acute steel shortage. A spokesman said Friday the government would like to enter a barter agreement in which the Soviet Union would supply steel and steel products in exchange for manufactured goods from Alberta. COLUMNER SHEETS INDEX CARDS TRANSFER CASES CHINOOK STATIONERS LTD. 319 7ft MS rtWIK 327-4591 FILING FOLDERS FILE CABINT EDMONTON'S DOWNTOWN CONVENTION CENTRE WW-W8S frat.1 IK DELUXE ROOMS COLOR TV'S SAUNA PARKING BARBER SHOPS CAR RENTAL OMWWIKW mcvrm Worth more every day Stephen Oko of Toronto's Charlton Coin and Stamp Co. Ltd. sits at store counter with bag of old silver dimes and in his hands representing the selling price of the coins. Even 1967 and 1968 low silver content coins are worth more than their face value in midst of wave of speculation in Canadian coins. Silver value prompts fresh coin hoarding TORONTO (CP) The silver content of 1967 and 1968 coins have made the coins worth more than their face value and a new wave of coin hoarding has the Royal Canadian Mint working overtime replacing the tost change, G. W. Hunter, Mas- ter of the Mint, said Friday. "And we still have trouble keeping up with the he said in a telephone inter- view. 'Pre-1967 coins face value have 80-per-cent pure silver and are worth today to silver coin dealers. In 1967, some coins were 80- per-cent silver and some were 50-per-cent silver and. at face in a typical mix is worth In 1968, all coins became 50- per-cent silver and worth at face value are worth to dealers. Refining costs are figured in the price. Canada shifted to all-nickel corns in 1969. The United States had shifted to nickel- copper coins in 1965 when the price of silver began to exceed the face value of coins. DON'T MELT Most dealers do not melt the coins, because there's no shortage of industrial silver in Canada, it's illegal to melt, coins and it's illegal to export coins except for collector's items. Albert Rosen, president of Toronto Coin Centre, said bank tellers, store clerks and vending machine workers have been hoarding the coins but ordinary don't handle money in their work, are the biggest source of silver now. They heard of Grenada PM eyes assassin plans the silver price rise about a year ago and started saving. He predicts the silver price will continue to rise because of the increasing shortage of coins and that the last of them may disappear in the next few months. Political instability also is causing distrust of paper money and pushing silver and gold prices up, he said.' If world inflation continues, he added, even copper pennies may start disappearing into speculators' hoards. He said Canada's 1967 set of each Canadian'coin plus a spe- cial gold piece, sold in 1967 for and will sell for to- increase from two months ago. Hearst family waiting ST. GEORGES, Grenada (Reuter) Prime Minister Eric Gairy of Grenada said Friday plans to assassinate him were found in the home of Maurice Bishop, leader of the anti-government New Jewel Movement here. He told a news conference the assassination plans were found in Bishop's home when he was arrested Wednesday independence eve. The New Jewel leader was released Friday on bail, pending a court appearance for alleged illegal possession of ammunition. "I have seen the plans my- self." Gairy told reporters. "They were plans of my own night club (The Evening On the back were details of my movements, how I go there on a Saturday night, how I carry Mace (protective spray against "I saw a book on guerrilla warfare and plans for making a bomb. It was not printed in Grenada." Gairy added: "There is a definite connection between the Jewel and outside subversive agents. There were plans to assassinate me by an outside Communist source." SOME HIDING Gairy also said about 11 of the New Jewel leaders have gone into hiding. Gairy said he has called a cabinet meeting for Monday to deal with strikes and demonstrations that have almost paralysed the economy of the 133-square mile island which became independent of Britain Thursday. He stopped short of saying a state of emergency declared. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FKC ESTIMATES Phono 329-4722 COLLEGE MAU. Death THE CANADIAN PRESS Cmdr. J. R. D.