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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 36 THE LETHDHinor HI-HAI r> Wednesday, January S, U.S. launches amnesty program WASHINGTON (AP) With only three weeks left for men to sign up for the amnes- ty program for convicted draft evaders and deserters, the presidential clemency board launched a radio- television campaign throughout the United States Monday to get word to those who are eligible. Board chairman Charles Goodell said only 900 have signed up with the board out of the eligible, mainly because many don't know they are eligible. Goodell announced at a news conference that the board is mailing to all radio and television stations in the United States tapes telling about the program and urging the stations to play .them often AII 111 IAI SHOES ANNUAL I Discounts 10% to 50% (Except on Nurses'Clinic Shoes and Clarke's Wallabees) ALL WINTER BOOTS REDUCED ALL HANDBAGS REDUCED STERLING SHOES 320A-61H St. S., Lefhbridge, Alberta Phone 327-3349 Some days we don't sell any insurance. That may seem a bit strange, but then, we offer a lot of things other than life insurance. For instance, we offer some excellent financial planning programs. We can show you how to minimize taxes through income averaging annuities. We'll show you how the capital gains provision of income tax legislation affects you. We'll show you how to take the right steps to protect your capital. And we can custom- tailor a Registered Retirement Savings Plan to meet your specific objectives. And that's just a part of our financial planning services for individuals. We can also offer a comprehensive Business Planning Service, including employee benefit programs, to the businessman. In short, we do a lot more sell life insurance. So maybe it's lime you started thinking of ustis M. C. "Matt" Slavich, CLU 327-5514 something more than just life J insurance men. You'll be surprised how helpful we can be. The nufitctu rues Lift; Insur.incu Company Thinking with you. To: The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company Suite 310, 740-4th Avc. S.. lethbritlgo, Albcrln Id like !o know more nboLU: n How to protect !__! Deferred profit 'sharing pl.'irvs. _ Capital (joins taxes. Flexible Registered Retirement Annuity. j j Life insurance j i (yes. we sell that, loo.) _ j NAME_____ CITY ____ PROV. __ POSTAL CODE ____PHONE ....._ .....________ as u public service. "It would be an additional service if your station an- nouncer could do a count- i.e., only 14 more days left to apply to the presiden- tial clemency said a letter Goodell sent to each station with the tapes. The deadline is Jan. 31. A 30-second and a 60-second tape were made for radio and TV stations by two board members, retired marine general Lewis Walt and Rev. Theodore Hesburgh. Another member, Aida Casanas O'Connor, taped the message in Spanish for 73 Spanish- speaking radio stations. Goodell said in answer to questions that he does not ex- pect Ford to extend the Jan. 31 deadline. But he conceded that a good response to the broadcast campaign might be a reason to extend it. The chairman also made public the names, but not the hometowns, of 47 men granted pardons or conditional amnes- ty by Ford last week. The terms of alternative service assigned those with conditional clemency ranged from three months to a year. Goodell said that, so far, the board has not given anybody more than a year's service. It is possible to assign up to .two years.- Goodell said that "less than five" applicants have been re- jected for either a pardon or a conditional amnesty so far. And in both groups of pardons and amnesty granted, he said, Ford has followed all board recommendations. Rejecting a suggestion that the program "is a Goo- dell said the low sign-up is caused partly by "mistrust" of the government, confusion and "an obsession" with the draft evaders and deserters in Canada. The men in Canada, he ex- plained, are nut eligible for the board's program. They come under programs ad- ministered by the defence department for untried deserters and by the justice department for untried draft evaders. His program, Goodell said, "has to do with those who stayed here and paid the price." Mounties fired 'on whim' MONTREAL (CPi-A for- mer RCMP intelligence of- ficer told a government in- quiry Monday he was dismiss- ed summariiyjrom the force after 20 years service for "bucking the system." Doii McCleery, 40, told the commission investigating the RCM'P's handling of citizens' complaints .and internal procedures that he and fellow officer Sgt-.' Gilles Brunei were fired Dec. "on a whim.'1 Mr. McCleery, who was'a staff sergeant in charge of counter-espionage in C Divi- sion in Montreal, said he was the target of several investigations because of his friendship with Mitchell Bronfman, a Montreal businessman. Mr. McCleery said he met Mr. Bronfman through Mr. Brunei three years ago and he had often used Mr. Bronfman in his intelligence work. "He was co co operating; we were using him as a source." By mid-1972, the businessman "was probably niy closest friend outside the lorce." said Mr. McCleery, now employed by Mr. Bronfman in a security con- sulting firm. Mr. McCleery was asked in June.. 1972, to supply his superiors with a statement describing his acquaintance with Mr Bronfman. The tailor's name had cropped up at an inquiry into organized crime where it was linked to that of an underworld figure, and RCMP authorities became concerned about the relationship. Before befriending the busi- nessman, Mr. McCleery said, he and Mr. Brunei had check- ed him out in organized crime, terrorist and subversive records and found nothing. "There was no evidence of wrongdoing on his Mr. McCleery said. "I knew where the information was coming NCIU." The NCIU, or. National Crime Intelligence Unit, is the criminal side of the RCMP in- lelligence service, Mr. McCleery said, "and it's staff- ed by a majority of in- competents." Police polish image In an effort to polish their image, police in Offenbach, West Germany have come up with a poster showing a bulldog wearing a police officers' hat Police say they want to feature a bulldog's "fellowship, faith, fondness of children and reliability" as police characteristics. ELDS WINTER .._ rn TEENS' SWEATERS Range of colors sizes is good. Reg. 3.98 to 8.98 CLEARANCE PRICE 199 1 ACRYLIC SWEATERS Long sleeve, good seleciion of colors and sues. GROUP 1 Q for 1 (J 2 for UP TO 50% LADIES' PANT COATS PRICE! Leather Look Nappa Brand! All Wool Fabrics! Fabulous Fur Fakes! Shop Early for best selection SAVEI SAVEI Men's Ski Jackets Out better quality ski jackets. All reduced to savings up to Several styles, some pile lined. Assorted colors in sizes S-M-L-XL 8 36-46. GROUP! 1 O88 Red. 14.95 to 19.95 SALE 1 t. _ GROUP 2 I R88 Reg. 21. 95 10 29.95. SALE 30% TO 50% MORE Ladies' Nylon Ski Jackets Regular instructor length. 100% nylon outer lining, polypropolene filled. Large selection o! styles. Colors navy, red, powder blue. Original; Price AOA 14.98 to 20.99 U" Clearance Price VALUEI MEN'S KNIT PANTS First Quality 100% polyester Flare leg style, assorted neat patterns colors sizes to choose Irom. Regular to 14.99 Oflfl SALE (J Pant Suits Sized styled priced right for you. Take advantage of our clearance price! Reg. to 34.00 <4 rtOO CLEARANCE 1 SPECIAL 1 FAMOUS MAKER SHIRT SALE Super selection of styles, patterns, colors. I sizes. Checks, plains, stripes, denim. I ancy designs, etc. I Mfg. ticketed retail price I Reg. S10 to 13.00 I