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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Wednesday, February 21, 1973 Baby found on plane Mrs. Audrey McCormick, nurse at a Warren hospital, holds a baby found in the rest room of a United Airlines plane after it landed at Youngstown Municipal Airport. Officials said the baby apparently was born during flight from Washington, D.C. to Youngstown, Ohio. They are seeking the mother. The baby is in satisfactory condition. Budget looks good WINNIPEG (CP) - A. R. "looks good for the consumer Kuband, secretary of the Hud-    and what's good for the con-son's Bay Co. says Finance sumer 15 g�od lor the retailer." Master John leer's budget JSj^Jt^Z reductions and removal of federal sales tax on children's clothing, the budget is good for consumers. Tell of thoughts in captivity Newsmen interview war prisoners By JAMES P. STERBA New York Times Service CLARK AIR BASE, PHILIPPINES - Six American war prisoners, repatriated Sunday in Hanoi, talked to newsmen here about their thoughts in captivity, how they felt to be released, and their plans. In 20-mdnute interviews carefully controlled by military information officers, the men were prohibited from discussing their treatment by the north Vietnamese or amy events prior to their release Sim-day. Only "noncontroversial" questions were allowed and the prisoners' remarks were monitored by military information officers. The men were questioned separately, one news-mam to each on a poll basis. 'flje interviews were conduct- ed simultaneously in an air-conditioned lounge in a renovated wooden office building about one block from the base hospital. At times, information officers interrupted the prisoners and asked newsmen to strike their comments from the record. � Following is a summary of the interviews. CLOSE KNIT J^tnes G. Pirie, a 37-year-old navy commander from Tuscaloosa, Ala., the senior officer released Sunday, said he remained in charge of the 19 men released with him. He continues to tell them what to wear, what to say and what to do. . "To a man, we're close knit. Any deviation will be a slip of the tongue or an emotional slip." He lost no weight during his CP Rail applies for landfill site TORONTO (CP) - CP Rail applied to the Ontario environment ministry Monday for authority to operate a landfill site to dispose of Toronto-area garbage in Hope Township, about 55 miles east of here. At the same time, the company said in a news release it has opened discussions with Ontario Hydro on the possibilities of burning combustible waste to generate electricity. The landfill is proposad for a 450-acre site of non-agricultural land between the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway and the CP Rail mainline north of Wesley-ville, said L. R. Smith, vice-president of CP Rail's eastern region. "We plan to transport waste materials in fuly-enclosed railway cars for disposal in an en- gineered landfill site that could eventually be made into a conservation area, public park or golf course." The system is designed to handle between 400,000 and 500,-000 tons of solid waste material annually, Mr. Smith said. A special 30-car train would transport the material from truck-transfer stations in Toronto. HALF WOULD BURN Hi* said more than 50 per cent of the annual volume consists of combustible materials that may be reclaimed to generate energy. The remaining wastes would be compacted into "cells" aind covered with a layer of soil at the end of each day. Mi\ Smith said the site was chosen after an 18-month study of more than 150 potential locations. six years as a war prisoner, and never had malaria. Like the other married men,, he telephoned his wife and also his mother last night. "My wife said she had millions of things to say but she couldn't think of anything." Jay R. Jensen, a 41-year-old air force major from Sandy, Utah, was released six years to the day after he was shot down. His wife divorced him three years ago. He became a grandfather in December. NEW LIFE "I feel that I have spent six years in hell and that I have been resurrected and I'm going to start a new life," he'said. He said he lost 20 pounds in captivity but had no serious medical problems. "It looks like them niindskirts are still in," he said. "We were afraid wo had missed it." He said the old prisoners were told by men shot down recently oil - hair and style changes, but they still came as a s'rock. Asked about has feelings on the war, he said, "we know that there has bean a lot of controversy, a let of miixed emotions and feelings over the war raid we plan on not making a decision on tills," he added: "Of course we were for the war to begin with and as far as we known we're still for the war, and until we have been proved otherwise, we're not going to change our minds. But we are going to look into the history of what's happened since we've been shot down very closely." He said he looked forward to a vacation with his children, perhaps a trip around the world. Air Force Capt. Herbert B. Ringsdorf, 33, from Elba, Ala., who was captured in 1966, had a tooth' pulled this morning that had been bothering him for two years. Asked about changes in the United States while he was in captivity, he said: "we have received some indication that there have been broad social changes back home, but you have to live with society. I've sort of adopted a wait-amd-see attitude on everything." When he boarded the evacuation plane in Hanoi, and in the hospital here, he said, some things' he had forgotten came back: "The smell of perfume and especially the taste of food I hadn't had for six years." "Seeing the nurses in miniskirts - that was what told me I was really here," Captain Ringedorf, a bachelor, added. DISCUSSIONS VARIED Michael C. L a n e, a 31-year-old air force captain from New Haven, Conn., and a bachelor, said he was already collecting girls' telephone numbers. In captivity, he said, the men talked about focd when the food they received was bad. Four.clay work week opposed RE GIN A (CP) - The four-day work week is opposed by the western section of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), it was announced today. Lloyd Jacobson of Regina, president of the union's Saskatchewan division, said a meeting of delegates from union divisions. in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia branded the concept as one which will not benefit workers. Mr. Jacobson, in a prepared statement, said the concept was being implemented by employers to increase productivity and profits at the expense of workers! He said the concept of working four 10-hour days in one week has- been suggested across the continent as the trend for the future which will give employees more free time. This is "propaganda" being spread by employers, Mr. Jacobson said. "We didn't talk much about sex, but we did compare notes on the women we'd like to marry. We talked about the qualities we would look for and got some advice from the married men - you know, things like a nice figure, cute face, not a Hollywood type but preferably blonde and athletic with some intelligence, a girl socially adept. Tell her to call me." Asked about his emotions during his six years in prison, he said: "My release was always just six months away. We always used that sight. We counted them also one day at a time. At no time did we despair." Lane said he wants to go to college, study international relations and become an air attache. "I am coming home a better man, more mentally prepared," he said. "I know what I am looking for now." Air Force Capt. Edward J. Meehembier, a 31-year-old from Dayton, Ohio, said the most "startling" thing he noticed in his first day at Clark Air Base after five years in captivity was "the lack of change." Asked whether his imprisonment had been worth the suffering on behalf of the cause, he said, "I don't know." Mine re-opened TRAIL (CP) - Cominco Ltd.'s H. B. Mine at Salmo, closed in 1966 because of depressed zinc markets, is back in operation and expected to reach production of 1,000 tons of ore per day within a few weeks, R. P. Douglas, Cominco mines manager, announced today. About 80 men are working the mine. Mr. Douglas said the mine was rehabilitated at a cost of about $750,000. Salmo is about 30 miles east of here. EATON'S Top, it with shape this Spring at Eaton's Top off Spring looks with fun toppers from Eaton's. Saucy shapes - smocks, shirts,, jackets, wraps. All in super soft shades you'll love to wear all Spring and Summer. 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