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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta restaurant service urns off many tourists Saturday, February 17, 1972 THE IHHBRIDGE HERAID 9 Romance in air of course when old swingers..swing HOME AFTER 31 YEARS Soldier Shoichi Yoki, 56, who survived 28 years of jungle living on Guam, waves to wellwishers at Tokyo airport following his return to Japan. He came home from the Second World War with his rifle, a salute and an apology to Emperor Hirohito. Accused author muni on stories By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Author Clifford Irving de- clined comment friday on a Los Angeles Times report that he and his research asistant told federal authorities they never met with Howard Hughes, sub- ject of Irving's purported "auto- biography." At the same time Irving termed "a vicious lie" a report in the New York Times that he and a Los Angeles Times book reviewer were going to collabo- rate years ago on a Hughes bi- ography. Meanwhile, the New York Times reported that Irving was seeking to exchange his co-oper- ntion in the federal fraud inves- tigation for legal protection for his wife against prosecution in the tangled case in the United States and Switzerland. Asked for comment, Irvings lawyer, Maurice Nessen, said. "I deny the acuracy of both stories, and I am much con- cerned that such stories should be given headlines." The United States federal in- vestigation continued in Madrid, where U.S. prosecutor John J. Tigue arrived Friday after look QUALITY DRY CLEANING BY THE LOAD 8-lbj. (Normal Garments) PRE-SPOTTED AFTER-SPOTTED By Our Attendant COIN-OP LAUNDRY DRY CLEAN 2654 South Parkside Drivo Phono 327-0811 ing into secret bank accounts i: Zurich, Switzerland. LIVE ON IBIZA Tigue said he expected an ex change of information wit Spanish authorities about th case and refused to say whethe he would pick up tapes and doc uments taken from the Irving' home on Ibiza, off the Spanis coast. The Los Angeles Times saj that sources close to a federa investigation of Irving's sale o the "autobiography" s a i Thursday that Irving and Rich ard R. Suskind told federal ai thorities the book wasn't writte under the circumstances the had earlier claimed. Irving has said he recorde material for the book in lac to-face interviews with Hughi in motels, and parked ca throughout the Western Hem sphere, but that Hughes insiste on keeping the tapes after th interviews were transcribed. Irving and Suskind arc r ported to have refusd to spe out details of how they create the manuscri] until they get assurances th, Irving's wife, Edith, won't 1 prosecuted by cither U.S. i Swiss authorities, The Los A: geles newspaper says. NO PROMISES MADE In a slory from New York by John J. Goldman and Robert L. Jackson, the Los Angeles Times says it is understood that no promises were made by U.S. of- ficials. Mrs. Irving is the acknowl- edged "Helga R. Hughes" who deposited and then withdrew from a Swiss bank account McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. gave Irving for payment to Howard R. Hughes for his "au- tobiography." The cheques were made out to "H. R. Hughes." CALGARY (CP) Bad ser- ce in restaurants is "costing berta millions of dollars each says Douglas G. Evans, rector of the Alberta Travel urcau. He said residents took illion out of the province on acations during 1970 but ouL ders brought only million tc His figures don't elude business and personal avel. "This is despite the fact that we have some of the finest scenery in the he told a Canadian Restaurant Associa- tion seminar. "A lot of people are being turned off by bad service in Alberta. The restaurant busi- ness has to pick up ils feet and realize that it is losing mil- lions of dollars it could easilv Marijuana may have medical value have if only service." it offered better TORONTO (CP) Ro- mance is in the air when more than 100 an average age of out each Thursday night for a senior citizens' dance at a local recreation centre. Matty Eckler, centre direc- tor, said there have been a dozen marriages since the dances started 10 years ago. Raymond Bruce, 74, was 8 widower with 10 children when he met his bride-to-be. 'When I laid eyes on Vi- he said, 'I told myself: There's the gal for me.' "We went steady at the dances and then we got mar- ried on Dec. 19, 1970. We're still here every week, no mat- ter what the weather's like." Percy and Rose Sergent would't miss thir.r weekly "night on the town." Percy's 77, she is 70. And then there's Mabel Bagg, a merry, pant-suited widow of 83. 'I go to a dance every night in a different recreation she said. I'll dance to any kind of music." There are four fellows in- terested in confided Mrs. Betty Lavery. I can't decide which one I like best." She and Mabel Rainsbottom were wary about disclosing their ages. We're girls until we're Mabel declared. WASHINGTON (AP) A new United States government report questioned some widely held beliefs about marijuana Friday and suggested the drug may hold medical value for glaucoma patients. The second annual report to the U.S. Congress by the Na- tional Institute of Mental-Health emphasized, however, that more research is needed on the effect of marijuana on driving ability, chromosomes in v.'omen of childbearing age and possible damage to the brain and kid- of the report sug- gested that "simple availability i of marijuana may not be the i most significant fsctor in its use the attempt to prevent potent than legal s a nc t io ri s I be required, the institute said, the experiment "holds forth the promise" that marijuana or some derivative may be useful in treatment of glaucoma, a hardening of the eyeball often resulting in blindness. The institute researchers said recent studies, generally favora- ble, have shown marijuana can be effective in treatment of de- neys. Authors and abuse.' abuse." they said, "social cus- toms and controls, guided by in- formal knowledge, are far more alonw." USE INCREASING The institute said marijuana use appears to be widespread and on the increase, with no signs of tapering off. "With the greatly expanded research effort into marijuana and related the re- port said, "there is a strong possibility that cannahis deriva- tives, very possibly in chemi- cally modified form, will once agsin achieve medical accept- ance in the treatment of a vari- ety of conditions." It cited a 1971 study by It. S. Hepler and I. M. Frank in the journal of the American Medi- cal Association in which most of the 11 marijuana-smoking sub- jects showed up to a 25 per cent decrease in interocular (eye) pressure. Although niore research will pression, alcoholism, skin prob- lems, sinus, ear inflammations and to prevent cpilentic ii.-i zures. AFFECTS DRIVING Of particular significance In 'the unknown number of who may drive, motorists are likely to be slower in braking and recovering from glare, the report said. _------------- 'SOD UNDERGROUND WATER SERVICES SODDING LANDSCAPING UNDERGROUND SPRINKLING For more information contact LOGAN PORTER IETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA PHONE 328-0924______ MEDICINE HAT COtLEGE requires a SECRETARIAL SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR DUTIES: To teach typing, shorthand, office machines, etc. to adult students QUALIFICATIONS: (a) Successful teaching experience (b) Masters degree preferred, bu) careful con- sideration will be given to all applicants re- gardless of degrees (c) Forkner experience an asset STARTING DATE: August 15, 1972 SALARY: (1971-72 scale) depending on qualifications and M.A. and 5 years Make application to: Dr. Melvin S. Tagg Medicine Hat College Medicine Hat, Alberta Telephone 527-7141 [Please send details of Irainirig and leaching and 01 her experience with initial letter. Also lisl names of references.) Pollution study set EDMONTON (CP1 A OCO. two year sludy on sources of mercury pollution in tlK1 North Saskatchewan River will lie conducted by the Alber- ta fish and game association, says association vice presi- dent Robert Kitchener. The study will examine the river from its bcadqaters in lire Rocky Mountains downstream to the .S'askalchcwan border. The association already has provided a grnnt of lo- ward the project arid it. plans to '11 certificates to businessmen raise funds for the study. Sir. Kitchener said. Contrihu- Ions would receive credit "tor j so many miles of river" ai-cnrd- ing to the amount they donate. Plans call for hiring of n pro- ject co ordinntor, a techni- cian, the assistance of about five summer students nnd fur- ther help from the provincial department of the environment. Mr. IC'rlicner said ho believ- ed the "biggest source" of mer- cury in the river is the city of Edmonton, citing discharges inlo the sewers by school, ho.s- p 11 a 1 and university labora- 1 lories. AGT, part of Telephone System AGT your dimes buy more an conversation Last year, to keep Alberta's telephones ringing we spent over 100 million dollars. That's about a month per telephone, or 2Yz times your monthly phone rental fee. Last year we paid more than 46 million dollars to pretty important people. Our employ- ees. They in turn spent a lion's share of that money right here in Alberla. Last year our 890 vehicles used over a million gallons of gas. We ordered everything from pens, pencils and paper to gianl-sized build- ings right here in Alberla. We even paid over two million dollars in properly taxes. What does it all mean to you? Well, every time you spend even a dime with AGT, someone else benefits. Because, when vie spend money in Alberta, or when our employees spend money in Alberta, other Albertans are on the receiv- ing end. And that helps keep Alberta's economy rolling ahead. AT AGT YOUR DIMES DO BUY MORE THAN CONVERSATION AGTT ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES ;