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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta False teeth may put the bitej WPJNNI on Great Train Robber Biggs LONDON (AP) - Escaped Great Train Robber Ronald Biggs, a master of fake names, false trails and phoney disguises that have helped him elude the law for five years, may be undone by a pair of false teeth,'police said here. They also disclosed that Biggs, object of a worldwide hunt, could be back in Britain. Biggs, 40, is the last of the Great Train Robbers still at large. The haul of �2,6 million from a mail train in August, 3963, was the biggest cash crime in history. At the time it was worth the equivalent of $7,800,000. Detectives said Biggs was in a serious car crash which badly damaged his teeth and could give himself away if he tries to get a set of dentures. The fugitive's dental chart, and photographs of him, including one in disguise, have been circulated to dentists here and in other countries. Scotland Yard added that Biggs could be in south London, probably living with a woman CLOSED Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday January 4th, 5th and 6th FOR STOCK TAKING B & E HARDWARE 414 13th Street North and children and posing as a married man. The Yard has been tracing Biggs' movements since he sidestepped police on a raid at his quiet Melbourne. Australia, home in October, 1969. His wife, Charmaine, and three children, still live in Melbourne. The Yard says Biggs was sighted positively in Malta last summer. Since then he is thought to have travelled to Britain to pick up the rest of hi* share of the train robbery money. Biggs's cut is estimated at �120,000. He escaped from Wandsworth prison in London in 1965 and has been on the run ever since. ..-Monday, January �, 1971 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - || More trouble is predicted for commonwealth group Royal Bank closes branch at Lima, Peru LIMA. Peru (AP> - The Royal Bank of Canada officially closed its 4-year - old Lima branch here, turning over all assets and liabilities to the locally - incorporated Banco de Lima. The Jan. 1 closure of the branch, established in 1925, was approved by a government resolution issued Dec. 30 and signed by Maximiliano Gamarra, superintendent of banking and savings. Royal Bank officials have declined to comment on reasons for the closure, rumored for several weeks. WYLIE'S TARTAN SHOP 323 5th Street 5. Phone 327-5054 EVERYTHING MUST GO STOCK AND FIXTURES ALL SALES FINAL - NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF CLEARING AT SPORTSWEAR 20%. 50% Off LADIES' SKI JACKETS CLEARING AT DRESSES A Wide Selection Of Stylei And Fabrics CLEARING AT 20%, 50% OFF WE ARE MOVING OUR WOOL AND NEEDLECRAFT DEPARTMENT ACROSS THE STREET FROM OUR PRESENT LOCATION Composer dies of heart attack GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) -Ray Henderson, composer" of some of the most enduring popular songs in American music, died of a heart attack at his home here. He was 74. Most of his composing was done as the music-writing member of the team of DeSylva, Brown and Henderson. Their hits included such standards as The Birth of the Blues, It All Depends on You, Varsity Drag, You're the Cream in My Coffee, Button Up Your Overcoat, and You Are My Lucky Star. The team contributed to a succession of hit musicals on Broadway in the 1920s and Henderson went on to provide a number of movie musical scores as well. He worked with a variety of lyrioists, on such songs as That Old Gang of Mine, Alabamy Bound, Bye, By Blackbird, I'm Sitting on Top of the World and Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue. The partnership with Buddy DeSfylva and Lew Brown lasted from 1925 to 1930 when DeSylva became a Hollywood producer, but Brown and Henderson kept working together. DeSylva died in 1950, Brown in 1958. In 1956, the history of Henderson and his collaborators was depicted in a film tilled The Best Things In Life Are Free, another of the team's hits. Dan Dailey portrayed Henderson. Henderson leaves his wife, Florence; two daughters; a son and eight grandchildren. Funeral arrangements w � r � pending. LONDON (CP) - Commonwealth spokesman Arnold Smith of Canada sees more trouble ahead for the 31-country association. "There is little doubt that the cohesion of Ibe Commonwealth will suffer strain in the coming decade," the secretary-general Kpid in his third report to member governments. Unless they respond to the challenges confronting the organization, it may not be able to survive "in a m e a ni n g f u 1 form." Problems range from proposed British arms sales to South Africa to the need for more markets by the underdeveloped members. Another big problem is to reverse "dangerous trends" towards "neo-isolationist thinking." Smith, former Canadian diplomat, previously warned against these trends which, he maintains, "could prove costly to our children." "Continental isolationism could prove as dangerous in the 1970s and 1980s as national isolationism proved in the 1920s and 1930s," Smith said in his report issuei today. Secretary-general since 19(15, Smith will play a key role at the Commonwealth prime ministers' conference in Singapore Jan. 14-22. One of the big issues will be Britain's proposal to sell arms to South Africa, a move hotly opposed by many Commonwealth countries. Some have warned that this is a clash which could sink the Commonwealth. Smith said in his report that he expressed the concern" of these member countries to the British government. Britain maintains arms sales are essen- Czechs. defect MUNICH (API - A 23-year-old Czechoslovak building technician told Bavarian police Saturday that he and 15 other members of a group of fifl Czechoslovaks on a tour through Western Europe had deserted the group at different places to remain in the West. Police said the man deserted the group at Munich airport and asked political asylum. tial to strengthen joint British-South African defences against Soviet military expansion along the Cape trade routes. Smith has remained hopeful that Britain can be persuaded to back away from its original intention and agree to delay announcing a decision on the arms controversy. While Smith made no mention in his report on how the issue can be resolved, he is known to hold the view that perhaps Britain can be persuaded to have the Soviet threat scrutinized by a small Commonwealth committee or similar body which could report to the prime ministers later. Another major Commonwealth problem is the growing gap between the rich and the poor. "The share of the low-income countries in world trade has declined by nearly a third in the past 15 years," Smith said as he called for less protectionism on the part of all developed countries, particularly the European Common Market, the United States and Japan. One encouraging prospect is that a sytem of tariff preferences to benefit the low-income countries may be introduced in 1971, "The implications for Commonwealth trade are considerable if the opportunities this opened up can be seized by | Commonwealth developing I countries," Smith said. Coniinco culs price of lead VANCOUVER (CP1 - Comirv co Ltd. announced here that effective Monday, Jan. 4, it will reduce its price for refined lead in Canada to cents a pound from cents. The announcement said t.h� one-cent reduction will bring the pric/ in Canada in line with levels currently prevailing in other world markets. LOT OF PHONES There are about 45 telephone* per 100 persons in North Dakota. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanit Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 Firms given extension on pulp plants EDMONTON (CP^ - Two companies have been given until July 1 to decide whether to go ahead with plans for major pulp mill construction projects. McMillan Bloedel Ltd. is studying construction of a $50 million mill in the Whitec o u r t area and the province had given the company to Jan. 1, 1971 to decide or default forestry leases. North Western Pulp and Power Ltd. was in a similar situation over plans for a $70 million expansion of its plant in HinifD. Dr. J. D. Ross, minister of lands and forests, said both firms will be given si.\ month extensions to make the decisions. Afresh new look at cigarette savings H0r�'s the way to save and gat top quality cigar*tt� tobacco! Player's femoua tobaeeo cornea ready to roll - In package, tin or unique stay-fresh pack. This handy, ra-ueeable plastic container ensures greater freshness and flavour. Smoke the economical way...with Player's. JOHN PLAYER AND SONS LTD. QUALITY IN THE MAKING. OUR M.C.A. SPECIALIZED PHYSICAL PROGRAM REGISTRATION TO JAN. 6  KINDER-GYM A progrom of pre-school physical education using the movement-education approach lo learning. Activities are conducted in both the gym and the swimming pool. The parent must accompany the child during, the pool session. Age limits 3 lo 5 years. Co-ed. COST: YMCA members - free Non member! $20.00 per session TIMES: Men. & Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 n.m. Or Tues. & Thurs. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. MAXIMUM: 30 per class  6*7 YEAR OLD GYM A SWIM CLASS We are offering an additional gym and swim tins* for 6 & 7 year old boys and girls. COST: YMCA members - free Non Members $20.00 TIME: Thursday 4:30 p.m.  PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAMS The YMCA in keeping with the motto "First Fitness" has expanded its fitness program to meet the needs of all of its members. The class times are as follows: MALE Mon. - Wed.  Fri. 12:15 p.m. Advanced Mon. � Wed.  Fri. 5:30 p.m. Advanced Tuesday 8:00 p.m. Beginner FEMAIE Morning - Tues.  Thurs. 10:00  Noon Afternoon - Mon. � Wed. � Fri. 2:00 - 4:00 Evening  Mon. - Wed. 8.00  ADULT LEARN TO SWIM Leorn to swim the Y'sway - A 10 week swimming course for ages 16 and over. A choice of cither eo-edu-cational or single sex classes available. COST: YMCA member* - free Non Members) $10.00 TIME: Starts January 4th MAXIMUM: 30 per class  SKIN & SCUBA Explore the fascinating underwater world of the scuba diver. This course includes the skills of both snorkling and of Scuba tanks combined with the theory of underwater survival. INSTRUCTOR: Mr. Jack lee COSTS: Members - $10.00 Non Member! - $20.00 time: Starts January 6th  LIFESAVING A 10 week course both Junior and Senior YMCA Life-saving will be offered on Tuesdays from 7:00 Id 9:00 p.m. The YMCA Lifesaving award is recognised as one of the pre-requesile for the National Lifeguard award. COST: Members - free Nan member! $15:00 TIME: Start! January Sth � For further information, call the YMCA at 328-7771. Watch for announcements of non physical program*. COME AND LOOK US OVEl IN OUR NEW SHOWROOM AND SERVICE FACILITIES Southern Alberta's Largest Carpeted Showroom Featuring ... TOYOTA CARS AND TRUCKS Toyota Factory Representatives In Attendance HANK CAMP SALES MANAGER Mark II Hardtop us ingle Land Cruiser Hardtop pete alexander MANY, MANY MORE MODUS ON DISPLAYI Mobile Homes by Homco and Ritzcraft ic Skylark Trailers Skylark Campers trc Empress Motor Home TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE DIVISION OF HAICO MANUFACTURING Southern Alberta's Largest Import Cor Dealer HOME OF SKYLARK TRAILERS AND CAMPERS u, fred story Coutts Highway, Lethbridge Phone 327-3165 ;