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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THI IITHMIBCI HMAID Momtoy, Nfcnwry IS, Free abortion demand demonstrations staged By THE CANADIAN PRESS Demonstrators in at least four Canadian centres Saturday em- phasized, with symbolic coffins, their request for free abortion on demand. In three of the centres demon- strators were faced with count- er-protests by a group called Al- liance for life, and in Ottawa both sides agreed to a national- television debate if one can be arranged. The scenes were similar In Frederieton, Halifax and Van- couver. Marches were followed by speeches on the demand that all abortion regulations be re- moved from the Criminal Code. At Brandon, Man., however, about 40 women crashed a ban- quet in honor of T. C. Douglas, national New Democratic Party leader, and demanded time to Given two minutes, one woman read a'list of demands, then the group left. COFFINS LEFT The black coffins, some of which contained knitting nee- dles, coat hangers and other items often used to induce an il- legal abortion, were left behind by the demonstrators when the protests ended. A spokesman for the Ottawa group said the coffins symbolize the fate of women who cannot afford a trip abroad for an abortion and must resort to "back-alley butchers." Alliance for Life demonstra- tors argued that the pro-abor- DIPLOMAT'S photo of Susan Vertes, married daughter of British diplomat James Cross, kid- napped Oct. J and released 60 days later, was taken recently in her home during an interview with the Mont- real Gazette. She said her father's eyesight was perma- nently damaged by a "nun-like bonnet" was forced to wear throughout his captivity so he could not see his abductors. Rural post office closures ended tionists cannot produce statis- tics to prove their contention lhat many women are maimed and killed through illegal abor- tions. The pro-abortionists at Ot- tawa, many of them from To- ronto, marched 700-strong to Parliament Hill through a heavy snowstorm. No govern- ment members greeted them. A Montreal physician. Dr. Henry Morgentfialer, told group present abortion laws dis- criminate against women. "They condemn women to die and to be injured for no crime at he said. "Man goes scot free as you know." MARCHERS CHANT About 50 persons marched to the downtown federal building in Fredericton, chanting "Tru- deau, Turner, What dp you say? How many women did you kill Jane Likely, a member of a Frederieton women's liberation group, said the majority of women who get abortions "are middle-class women who can af- ford to go to other countries for them, or (can afford) the cost of proving that pregnancy would endanger their physical or men- tal health." Fifty persons, about half men, marched through heavy rain in downtown Halifax, distributing leaflets on abortion. One bore the slogan "Killing Is a man's it a woman's right." A small group of pro-abortion marchers stayed only a few minutes at Vancouver court house but left behind a coffin with a sign reading "Canada's abortion laws murder women." In Edmonton, a group of 60 men and women paraded 10 slocks chanting and carrying signs asking free abortions on demand. The marchers, the Ed- monton abortion campaign ?roup of Women's Liberation Movement were denied police permission for a parade along Jasper Avenue, the city's main thoroughfare. At a brief rally at the YWCA, the group received support in speeches by Lou Pocklington, provincial secretary of the New Democratic Party, and Dr. Otto Hahn, professor of physiology at ie university of Alberta. Christine Daniels of the Al- berta Native Women's Society, a supporter herself, told the group the majority of native women don't support abortion, mainly because of religious be- liefs. ESTEVAN, Sack. (CP) There will be no more closures of small rural post offices on the initiative of the post office Mounties win hike OTTAWA (CP) An interim pay increase of a year for members of the RCMP has been authorized by the treasury board, it was announced here. The increase is intended to bring salaries for Mounties to a level comparable with those paid other Canadian police forces. First-class constables will start at a year, up from and after three years will move to ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 department, Postmaster, Gen- eral Jean Pierre Cote said Sat- urday. Speaking to a luncheon spon- sored by the Estevan Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Cote said that since he returned to the post, "the brake has been put on." "Any closures now will not be by our initiative." He said that in many cases the post office is the heart of a small community and when it closed the community faced death. "This idea of closing has gone far enough." Mr. Cote, one of 20 federal cabinet ministers in the prov- ince to attend the opening of the Canada Winter Games at Saskatoon and to meet Sas- katchewan residents, said his department is applying positive programs to iron out the diffi- culties of providing service over a vast territory. He said that by mid-summer, the effects of assured first- class mail delivery should be known and lhat details of a nation wide coding system should be revealed next year. Every Tuesday Evening FAMILY NIGHT at the TOWN CHEF! FEATURING: SPECIAL STEAK DINNER Soup du jour, tossed salad, dinner roil on toast (plain or fried onions, baked potato, asparagus tips, coffee, tea or small milk. AND A Grilled Top Sirloin Steak 4-or.-2.15 6-oi.-2.50 8-oi.-2.83 12.oz-3.60 16-oz.-4.20 24-oz.-5.75 THE "Quality Dining at Reasonable Prices" DOWNSTAIRS-PROFESSIONAL BLDG, BLIND 80-YEAR-OLD DOCTOR CONTINUES PRACTICE Dr. Norwood C. Riddle, 80, shown here, went blind 10 years ago but he still sees some patients, dispensing pills with political opinion. Riddle has practised In the remote mountain community of Dar- rington, Wash., for 42 years since arriving fhere from Niagara Falls, N.Y. He says he owes his longevity mainly to the fact he hasn't "died He is shown here at his ancient roll top desk where he has written out prescriptions during his medical career. British Labor Party leader Wilson may lose position LONDON (AP) There is a deepening impression among highly-placed politicians that Harold Wilson's days as leader of the Labor party are num- bered. Some of the former prime minister'a former cabinet col- leagues have begun publicly to assail the leadership he has provided since Edward Heath's Conservatives won power in Britain's election eight months ago. Other onslaughts are in the works. One is known" to contain a highly critical examination of Wilson's political and personal judgments during his nearly six-year residence at 10 Down- ing St. Wilson has been keeping un- Anglican Primate accident-prone LONDON (AP) Dr. Mi- chael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury, was portrayed by his former press officer today as an accident-prone eccentric capable of "rather dangerous unworldliness." This description of the 66- year-old primate of the Angli- can Church came from Mi- chael De-la-Noy, fired by the church information office last July for writing magazine ar- ticles on homosexuality and permissiveness. In a book entitled A Day hi the Life of God, De-la-Noy wrote: "Not only would Dr. Ram- sey be congenially incapable Train crew lost after derailment BOSTON BAR, B.C. (CP) Divers searched the Fraser River for three missing train crew men after n westbound C a n a dian National Railways freight derailed two miles east of here today, sending two lo- comotives and six grain cars down a 200-foot embankment. The CNR identified the miss- ing men as engineer Victor Roy Penner, 42, fireman-helper Donald Albert Dougan, 35, and trainman Donald Francis Bar- ry1. 33, all of Kamloops, B.C. "They were reported to have been in the lead engine of the 90-car train when it hit a rock I XT slide about am. PST. 1> Crews from Kamloops and Port Mann CNR depots were sent to the scene to clear and repair tracks. Reports from the scene, 120 miles east of Vancouver, said of mending a fuse, he is the only man I know who can be relied on not even to know where to find a light switch." De-la-Noy spent three years as the archbishop's contact man with the news media. Of his former employer's eccen- tricity, he said: "If he can walk into a door rather than through one, he will. He is alarmingly accident-prone." HIT DOOR TWICE During a visit to Puerto Rico, De-la-Noy said, the archbishop walked into a plate-glass door twice on the same day. The next day, Dr. Ramsey said goodbye to his host, stepped backward over a ledge, toppled and folded up "like a the writer said. The book praised the arch- bishop for humility and intel- lect. It said: "His whole life resolves around his religion, but the world God actually made is for him in far too many ways a closed and in- deed unread book." De-la-Noy said Dr. Ram- sey's eccentricity can offend acquaintances. "He will walk away while someone is telling Mm a story or go on signing letters while giving an he said. The church information off- ice declined to comment on the book, published by the Cit- adel Press. De-la-Noy, 36. now is direc- tor of the Sexual Law Reform Society. characteristically quiet. For his defeat by Heath. some months he has been writ- ing his memoirs. But he did take tune out recently to avow his intention of remaining party leader. The Wilson memoirs are to begin appearing in the London Times in the spring. He has been paid a high price for them. It is normal for British politi- cians, generals and top civil servants to sell their life stories on retirement. But Wilson has not retired. As a consequence controversy seems bound to arise when his account of La- bor's years in office appears. At 55. Wilson is young enough for many more years of politi- cal life at the top if he were to display his old resolve, aggres- sion, vigor, courage. But among those who profess to know him well there are doubts that all these qualities still remain after the shock of It must be noted, however, that there have been several points in Wilson's career when he has seemed to be politically down and out, yet he displayed a capacity for recovery that as- tonished even his opponents. Few British politicians under- rate his intelligence or his shrewdness. But Labor and Conservative adherents alike agree Wilson will swiftly have to change the style and the passivity of the last eight months if he means to survive as a leader. Devlin explains attitude on FLQ Laporte murder TORONTO (CP) Northern Ireland's BernadetteDevlin said Sunday that while she dis- approves of the taking of life, she can neither condone nor condemn the death of Pierre Laporte at the hands of terror- ists last October. Miss Devlin, a member of the British Parliament, explained her attitude by saying that it was society's fault that the man who killed him was put in the frustrated position of having to consider murder. In an interview on CBC-TV's Weekend, she said public offi- cials such as the former Quebec labor minister often are not guilty as individuals but some- times represent a system which is at fault. Miss Devlin, on a fund-raising tour of Canada and the United States, said that as far as the conflict in Northern Ireland is concerned, action increasingly would have to be taken outside Parliament if the condition of TFestera MPs EDMONTON (CP) The vice-president of the newly- formed Western Canada Party said Sunday western Members of Parliament are "spineless" and manipulated by eastern in- terests. Gerry Beck told the party's first meeting of organisers that "if western MPs don't yield to eastern pressure" they are not allowed to participate in the No leads in bombing of building HAY RIVER, N.W.T. (CP) The RCMP said Sunday they have interviewed 40 persons but have no leads in the bombing of a United States government building Saturday. A bomb blast destroyed the 20-by-20 foot wooden frame building which is used only dur- ing the summer to co-ordinate the supplying of DEW line sites along the arctic coast. The building was unoccupied and no one was injured. An RCMP spokesman said some kind of bombing device was set but no further details were available. It was the second bombing in the Northwest Territories since Dee. 26. On Boxing Day, a dynamite bomb in YeUowknife caused ex- tensive damages to two cars parked behind the HCMP sub- iivision headquarters. One car belonged to an inspector ant the other to a staff-sergeant. Two youths were sentenced to 16 months each for the incident. The court was told they de- cided to bomb the can as a prank f o 11 o w 1 n g day-long drinking spree. Hay River it about 500 miles north of Edmonton on the south side of Great Slave Lake. party caucus and are turned down in their bids for financial support in re-election cam- paigns. The Western Canada Party will give western Canadians an opportunity to express their views and grievances "loud and clear in Ottawa without the fear of repercussions by the eastern leaders of the poli- tical be said. The party's newly-elected president, D. A. Ligertwood Winnipeg, said the freight rate structure is hampering western development. The delegates decided to seek the removal of "discriminatry freight rates which give eastern Canda an unfair advantage." The party, whose birth was announced last month, has not said how many members it has. The meeting of about 20 delegates from the four west- ern provinces called for strict enforcement of anti-dumping laws. Mi-. Ligcrtwood said an example of poor enforcement is the way British Columbia's fruit industry has been hurt by the importing of low-priced fruit from the United States. Other recommendations in- cluded the use of English as the official language in west- em Canada; tight control on immigration during periods at high unemployment; develop- ment of secondary Industry in Western Canada; and fixed election dates and fixed terms of office. Provincial meetings have been planned for May 14-16 hi Winnipeg, Oct. 15-17 in Sas- katchewan and Jan. 21-23, 1972, In Vancouver. SIGN TRADE PACT BONN (Reuter) West Ger- many and Bulgaria signed a long-term trade treaty here Fri- day. Bulgarian exports to West Germany in 1970 totalled about million with trade in other direction about mil- lion. Weather and road report 44 ABOVE i o.nn ZERO AT SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET H LPre 55 35 52 39 48 30 42 36 34 23 37 25 43 34 .01 47 29 47 32 50 43 .76 51 36 .09 46 37 .04 51 42 1.05 34 23 38 38 13 the working classes is to be Im- proved. "Parliament has never done anything to improve the condi- tion of the working man and ii is not the place for she said. The fiery 23-year-old MP was to have visited Dalhousie Uni- versity in Halifax Saturday but bad weather forced cancellation of her speech. A spokesman for the Dalhou- sie Student Union said they will attempt to bring Miss Devlin back during her current tour but a definite date hasn't been set. Lethnridge...... Pincher Creek Waterton....... Medicine Hat Edmonton...... Grande Prairie Banff.......... Calgary......... Cranbrook Victoria Penticton....... Prince George Vancouver Saskatoon Regina......... Winnipeg....... Toronto Ottawa........ Montreal St. John's....... Halifax........ Charlottetown 31 22 17 19 6 24 43 42 .06 .03 7 .17 .22 45 29 .38 48 30 .24 Fredericton..... 42 21 .05 New York...... 42 24 Miami.......... 68 47 Los Angeles 67 55 Las Vegas 74 47 Rome.......... 39 53 Paris.......... 39 50 London........ 39 43 Berlin.......... 33 44 Amsterdam..... 37 43 Madrid......... 39 52 Stockholm.......30 41 Tokyo.......... 35 43 FORECASTS Lethbridge, Calgary, Medicine Hat Variable cloudiness today and Tues- day. A few showers mainly near the mountains. Winds westerly 20 to 25 and gusty. Highs today 45 to 50; lows tonight near 25. Highs Tues- day 40 to 45. Columbia-Kootenay Mostly cloudy today. Cloudy Tuesday with a few showers. Highs to- day and Tuesday in mid 40s. Lows tonight near 30. WELFARE BILL SOARS EDMONTON (CP) The City of Edmonton paid in welfare assistance to persons in January, says D. K. Wass, chief of the munici- pal welfare department. Dur- ing the same month last year the bill was for 687 persons. CW try again .TOUSSARD (CP) The New the load engine was partly sub-1 Democrats in .Slave Lake con- merged in the river. TV.-o grain cars were partly off the track and the two en- gines ami three cars strewn down the embankment. 'Hie ninin line was expected to be cleared tonight. Mcan- v.hiie, n weslbound passenger I rain from Montreal find To-1 rfinlo Ixnnc rerouted over j Canadian racitio ftail Line. I stitiiency will try again Feb. 28 to nominate a candidate for the next provincial election after being stymied in two ini- tial On the weekend two succes- sive ballots resulted in a tie be- tween Marie Carlson of Gron- nrd and Albert Faust, who plnn names eland. Burger of n lot their For full details and prices contact KEN DICKSON at: EDWARDS ROD WEEDERS in sizes from 12' to 60' AND CULTIVATORS extendable to 35 ft. Versatile for spring, summer and fall work -Offer flexibility in roughest conditions and quickly folded to transport position GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 IETHBRIDGE, ALTA. P.O. BOX 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESV OF A MA Highway 3 West Colem-m to tire B.C. torder, presently snowing heavily, visibility is Vi of a mile. All oilier highways in the Lethbridge district are bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Golden is plowed and sanded, few slip- pery sections. Golden lo Revel- stoke received 2-3 inches of new snow, plowed and sanded. Banff-Radium and Banff-Jas- per highways received new snow overnight, plowed and sanded. Creston-Salmo highway had 9 inches of new snow, few slip- pery sections, plowing and sanding in progress. PORTS OK KNTRY (Opening and Closing t'oults 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del lionita 9 a.m. to (i p.m.; Rooscvillc, B.C. 9 a.m. to C p.m.: Kingsgalc, 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. (o midnight. Chief Mountain cioscd. Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;