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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 3( THE LETHBRIDOE HEBALD Saturday, Ffbfuary 22, 1tW Influenza epidemic rampant CALGARY (CP) An out- break of epidemic influenza has spread extensively and is causing serious absenteeism problems throughout the city's offices, hospitals and schools, it was reported Friday. The influenza, known as Port Chalmers, is a variant of the Hong Kong flu and moved into Calgary from Kamloops, B.C., last month, said Dr. Ken Buckum, a virologist at Foothills Hospital. Dr. Buckum said the virus was running rampant in Europe earlier this winter. He said this type of flu, which is highly contagious, usually lasts two. to three days although in some people it can linger on for a week or longer. Symptoms of the "bug" are sore throat, headache or backache, loss of appetite, high lever and a general "washed out" feeling. MOTORS APPLIANCE MOTORS Available Best Prices All Types! Fairfield Appliance Services Ltd. "1244 3rd Ave. Phone 327-6684 Interpreting the News Cyprus sides cling to old antagonisms Strap is back Straps which disappeared from London, Ont., public schools almost three years ago and have been Gathering dust at the Board of Education centre, are -about to re-appear in the 70 schools. Marlou Lutrnan, a secretary in the centre, ceremoniously blows he dust off before packing them for delivery to schools. PARADE HOMES LTD. SHOW HOME 2153 Palm Road (Eattotwooico) Open Sunday 2-4 Immediate Possession -10% Interest on Mortgage For More Information Call PETER W. GIESBRECHT 328-8535 Transport meeting scheduled CALGARY (CP) Alberta Industry Minister Fred Peacock will host a meeting here Sunday and Monday on national transportation policy as it applies to the west. Attending the meeting, which is part of a series on the same topic, will be Manitoba Industry Minister Leonard Evans, Saskatchewan At- torney General Roy Romanow and B.C. Transport Minister Robert Strachan. USES ARM Golfer Johnny Miller says he's a better putter since he uses more arm than wrist ac- By GEORGE KITCHEN UNITED NATIONS (CP) Lack of a sense of national identity on the part of its peo- ple is the underlying root cause of most of the problems of Cyprus, the lovely, strife- ridden Mediterranean island whose future once again is before the United Nations Security Council. Although Cyprus has been an independent country for more than 10 years, few if any of its citizens think of themselves solely as Cypriots. Ignoring the generations through which their families have inhabited the island, vir- tually all Cypriots regard themselves first as either Greeks or Turks, Christians or Moslems, and as Cypriots second. They cling stubbornly to the historic antagonisms which long have eroded relationships between mainland Greece and Turkey. The two communities main- tain separate schools and their common language is English, a heritage of decades of British rule of Cyprus as a Crown colony until independence was pro- claimed in 1960. the Turkish-Cypriots are Moslems and the Greek-Cy- priots are virtually all members of the Eastern Orthodox Church, to which they have turned in the past for political as well as spiritual guidance. Even the constitution adopted when the republic was formed, in 1960 perpetuates the ethnic division. It stipulates that the president must always be a Greek-Cypriot and the vice- president a Turkish-Cypriot. It further states that citizens who belong to neither group must opt "to belong to either the Greek or Turkish minority as The Greek-Cypriots tra- ditionally have favored enosis, or union, with mainland Greece while the Cypriots of Turkish extraction have sought partition or can- tonization of the country. It was the divergent ambi- tions of the two communities which led to the steps which now have brought the Cypriot question back to the Security Council. When Greek-Cypriot ex- tremists overthrew their own president, Archbishop Ma- karios, last summer, the Tur- kish army invaded the island with the declared aim of pro- tecting the Turkish minority, which makes up 18 per cent of the island's population. In the process, the army oc- cupied the prosperous northern 40 per cent of the island and expelled Greeks. The now live as homeless refugees among the other Greek-Cypriots on the poorer southern portion of the island. A week ago, the Turks pro- claimed the occupied territory, which contains 70 per cent of the agricultural and mineral wealth, to be a separate Turkish-Cypriot MAY EXPAND VISIT LONDON (AP) Asian diplomats said Tuesday Presi- dent Ford may visit at least three Eastern countries in connection with his visit to China this fall. They said Ford has accepted invitations to make state visits to India, Pakistan, Iran and perhaps Japan. state. They offered to become equal partners with a similar Greek-Cypriot state within a federation. The Greeks, condemning the Turkish action, called for the current Security Council meeting. The Council, after hearing all sides, is expected to do little more than reaffirm its resolution of last year call- ing for the removal of foreign troops from the island and the opening of talks between Greek-and Turkish-Cypriot leaders. But the Greeks refuse to go into serious negotiations until the Turkish army has left the island, and the Turks say the army will stay at least until some form of agreement is reached. CANADA WINTER GAMES 'FANTASTIQUE' is nearing completion Our congratulations to the athletes on their success, we trust your stay in Lethbridge was enjoyable. It's time now to get your laundry and coin dry cleaning done at: KING KOIN LAUNDERETTE 1263 3rd Ave. S. 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