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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Poor restaurant service turns off many tourists HOME AFTER 31 YEARS Soldier Shoichi Yoki, 56, who survived 28 years of jungle livi.ng 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 TUB ASSOCIATED FHUSS Author Clifford Irving de- clined comment friday on a Los Angeles Times report that he and his research asislant told federal authorities they never met wilh Howard Hughes, sub- ject of Trving's pin-ported "auto- biography." At the same lime Irving termed "a vicious lie" a report in the New York Times that he and a Lus Angeles Times hook reviewer were going to collabo- rate years ago on a Hughes bi- ograp'hy. Meanwhile, Hie is'ew York Times reported that Irving was seeking to exchange his co-oper- nlion 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 US. prosecutor John J. Tigue arrived Friday after look- QUALITY DRY CLEANING BY THE LOAD (Normal Garments) PRE-SPOTTED AFTER-SPOTTED By Our Attendant PARKSIDE COIN-OP LAUNDRY DRY CLEAN 2654 South Pnrliside Drivo Phono 327-0811 ing into secret bank accounts in Zurich, Switzerland. LIVE ON IBIZA Tigue said be expected an ex- change of information with Spanish authorities about the case and refused to say whether he would pick up tapes and doc- uments taken from the Irving's home on Ibiza, off the Spanish coast. The Los Angeles Times says that sources close lo a federal investigation of Irvmg's sale of the "autobiography" said Thursday that Irving and Rich- ard R. Suskind told federal au- thorities the book wasn't written under the circumstances they had earlier claimed. Irving has .said be recorded material for the book in face- lo-face interviews with Hughes in motels, and parked cars throughout the Western Hemi- sphere, but that Hughes insisted on keeping the tapes after the Interviews were transcribed. Irving and Suskind arc re- ported lo have refusd to spell out details of how they created (he manuscript until they get assurances that Irving's wife, Edifh, won't be prosecuted by eilher U.S. or Swiss authorities, The Los An- geles newspaper says. NO PROMISES MADE In a slnry 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 Irom a Swiss bank account McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. gave Irving for payment lo Howard H. Hughes for his "au- lobiograpby." The cheques were made out to "I! R. Hughes." Pollution study set EDMONTON (CP1 A 000. Lwo year sludy on sources of mercury pollution in UK' North Saskatchewan River will lie conducted by the Alber- fa fish and game association, 'says associalinn vice presi- dent Robert Kilchencr. The sludy ivill examine the river from its beadnatcrs in Uie Mounlnins downsl.reani In Die S'a.skalcheivan border. The association already has provided a grnnl: of lo- w.ird Ihn project arid it plans to sell cerlificaies to businessmen lo raise funds for the study. Mr. Kitchener s.-ml. Conl.rilui- lor.s would receive eredil so many miles of river" accnnl- to Mic nnimiril (hoy flon.'ile. Plans call for hiring of a pro- ject co ordlnntor, n lechni- c.i.in, the nssistflnco of nlwit five summer students and fur- ther help the provincial dcp.irt.mcnl of (he environment. Mr. Kl'rliener said ho believ- ed the "biggest source" of mer- cury in tlio river fs (he city of Edmonton, citing discharges into Mm sewers hy school, ho.s- p 11 a I and university labora- tories. CALGARY (CP) Bad ser- vice in restaurants is "costing Alberta millions of dollars each says- Douglas G. Evans, director of the Alberta Travel Bureau. He said residents look million out of the province on vacations during 1970 but ouU- siders brought only million into Alberta. His figures don't Include business and personal travel. Saturday, February 12, H72 THE inHBRIDGI HERAID 9 Marijuana may have medical value "This is despite the fact that we have some of Uie finest scenery in the he told a Canadian Ileslauranl. Associa- tion seminal'. lot of people are being turned off hy had service in Alberta. The restaurant busi- ness has to pick up its feet and realize that it is losing mil- lions of dollars it could easilv have if only it offered belter service." Romance in air oi course ivlien old swingers swing TORONTO (OF) 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. Malty Eckler, centre direc- tor, said there have been a dozen marriages since the dances started 10 years ago Raymond Bruce, 74, was a 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 wealher's like." Percy and Rose Scrgent miss weekly "night on the town." Percy's 77, siie is 70. And then there's Mabel Bagg, a merry, pant-suited widow of 83. 'I go lo a dance every night in a different r e c r e a f ion she said. I'll dance to any kind of music." There are four fellows in- terested in confided Mrs, Betty Lavery. 1 can't decide which one I like best.1' She and Mabel Rainsboltom were wary about disclosing their ages. We're girls until we're Mabel declared. WASHINGTON (AP) A new UniLcd Slates 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 hy the Na- tional Institute of Mental-Health emphasized, however, thai more research is needed on the effect of marijuana on driving ability, chromosomes in women of childbearing age and possible damage (o the brain and kid- neys. Authors of the report sug- gested that "simple availability of marijuana may not be the most significant telor in its use and abuse." "In the attempt to prevent abuse." Ibcy said, "social cus- toms and controls, guided by in- formal knowledge, are far more potent (dan legal sanction.1) alomv." USE INCItKASISt; The institute said marijuana use appears lo be widespread and on the increase, with no signs of tapering off. "With the grcally 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 agein achieve medical accept- ance in the treatment erf a vari- ety of conditions.'' It cited a 1971 study by R. S. Hepler and I. M. Frank in the journal of the American Mcdi- cal Association in which most of the 11 marijuana-smoking sub- jects showed up to a '25 per cent decrease in interocular (eye) pressure. AHhough more research will I be required, Uie institute said, the experiment "holds forth the promise" that marijuana or some derivative may he useful in treatment of glaucoma, a hardening o[ 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- pression, alcoholism, skin prob- lems, sinus, ear inflammations and to prevent epileptic ici zurcs. AI'TECTS DItlVI.V; Of particular significance 'Uie unknown number of who may drive, motorists arc, likely to be slower in braking and recovering from glare, the report said. SOD UNDERGROUND WATER SERVICES SODDING LANDSCAPING UNDERGROUND SPRINKLING For more information LOGAN PORTER LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA PHONE 328-0924 MEDICINE HAT COtLEGE SECRET ARIA! "SCIENCE. INSTRUCTOR DUTIES; To leach "typing, sliorlhand, office machines, etc. to adull students QUALIFICATIONS: (a) Successful leaching experience (b) Masters degree preferred, bul 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 (o; Dr. Melvin 5. Tagg Medicine Hat College Medicine Hal, Alberta Telephone 527-714) 'Please send detail 5 of 1 mini rig and teaching and cihcr experience wflh inilial lefter. Also lisl names of ACT, part of Trans-Canada Telephone System ACT your dimes buy more an conversation Lasl year, (o keep Alberta's telephones ringing we spent over 100 million dollars. That's about a month per telephone, or 2Vz limes your monthly phone rental fee. Last year we paid more than 46 million dollars io prelly important people. Our employ- cos. They in turn spent n lion's share of that money right here in Alborla. Last year our 890 vehicles used over a million gallons of gas. We ordered everything from pens, pencils and paper lo giant-sized build- ings right here in Alberta. We paid over two million dollars in property taxes. What does it all mean to you? Well, every time you spend even a dime wilh AGT, someone else benefits. Because, when we spend money in Alberta, or when our employees spend money in Alberta, olncr Alberlans are on the receiv- ing end. And that helps keep Alberta's economy rolling ahead. AT AGT YOUR DIMES DO BUY MORE THAN CONVERSATION AG7T ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES ;