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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 600 'obscene' books confiscated by Lethbridge police Hy WARREN CARRAGATA Herald Slaff Writer City police have seized about COO hooks from a local dis- tributor which may be "oi> Chief Ralph Michelsun said Friday. The books, bearing such as Flesh Trade. Carnal Cousins, and S'.vap Motel, are by leaver Publica- lions Ine. of Xe-.v York. Police spokesmen said large majority of the 600 books v ere seized from General Ne'.vs of the balance from among eight stores in the city. A copy of each Lille has been sent by police to the attomey- generaj's department in Ed- monton. Ben Casscn. a Crown counsel for Ihe department, told The He-aid lie has seen similar books and has judged them 10 be obscene. "If the books are the same, v.e will certainly order a pros- he said. He was sent conies of certain ''obscene books.'1 by United Neil's ia pan'. another distributor for a r.iT-ng before they v.'ere disin- huied. United News was advised ago" that the books in cuesuon were obscene, Mr. Orison said. The Criminal Code defines obscenity as "any publication a dominant characteristic of which is the undue exploitation of sex.'1 Leonard Herring, manager of General News, refused to con- firm, however, Urn any books from his premises. The owner of City News, George Peterson, confirmed that police searched his store Wednesday for certain bui "I didn't have what they were looking for." ;'Some of the lilies were familiar to me." Mr. Peterson said, "and I tiiink I might have had them before." He added thai police visited his store about three months ago. but on that occasion they were looking ior diflerem ma- terial Ralph Anderson, owner o: ihe Club Cigar Store, said he car- ried the books Pt one time. Ask- ed whether they were good sellers, replied, "ihey moved.'' Police in other parts oi the province are also m o v i ng a'ainst the Tower books. S. A. Senul, manage.- oi Pro- vncial News, an Edmonton distribution outlet, reports ihat on Wednesday, he was contact- ed by Edmonton City Police about the Tower publications and search warrants for the books were issued in Medicine Hat. It is also believed police in have marie seizures of these books. But in a tele- phone interview with Lnspecuor Les head of the morality division o: the Wiardpeg :'orce, this cotLd .not be confirmed. Irjsp lies declined Tne Manitoba gnomey gen- eral's department was DO: available for comment. RCMP in Leihbridge said no seizures in mral be made until some direction from the attorney general's de- partment is received ADP warns icon't accept By P.U'L JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA VVLnnif-eg North Centre MP Stanley Kno-.vles -.varied the minority Liberal government Fri- day that the New Democratic Party would noi be "fob- bed by a tckri or techrJcaj boost in the old age posicr.. Stx-tikir: in ihe speech debate, the veteran socialist M? said is still his party's contention that the basic o'd ace per.sion shou'd be increased imme- diateiy from SS2.H to Si50 a ntontr.. Ko-.vever. Mr. Knov.'es said he was delighted to see that Health ar.d V.'eifare Minister Marc Lslonde had Thursday the government planned "sub- stantial gad rot 2 tc-Xen increase" in me old age pension. "'Ve want the rersicr. to be 5150. We might give ronsiderEtion to some figtre between the present SS2 and l'-j; iet the ir-insier not try to fob us off v-ith being 10 the basic pension end sintr'v auid Ltcrease ip the supple- ment.'1 cauticr.ed Mr, Hr.ov.ies. The MF. '.v'ro hss foneht for better pen- sion; for Canadians str.ee being elected to the House o: Con'jr.ons in '.1-.2. also spent some time urg-. L-.g the to ?'Jt on both the Ca-- rcdijn an-.t the Pacniic Railways to pve eir.pioyecs ani ex-eiup'.c'yces a fair pension and to make lo tbo .AIlD'.vanra rensiLTts generally, urged that the fwfri: coverr_-.ier.: lower the e'jgtbility age com fron t." to poin'.c-j cut recent i: had Vcr-r, i.-i-.ere.i ir.r.i 70 to K in one-year stjfes sugrostoc that 'his same method Ihe ic the p'.emmm: do under the present sit- Hrjse leader took L.tie are having due of intlation. Printc Mir.tster Pierre EILott Tru- :c--.t hnc in a way to tre ;us: -ij-'t c? fhouid be to the Prcc-c: or the -.vage indes so that in- creases rciliy be rented to the increased cos: The IctHbridcje Herald LXVI No. 28 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13. 1973 PRICE: FIFTEEN CENTS FOUR SECTIONS 5R PAGES is left PARIS ''AF' Henry A. Kis- th? Florida Wnile House in Key sinEer asd Hanoi's Le Due "no petals today :i LT> to President M-on -to decide .-sir Li: shodd be taken to speed a reached. He he would re- of justice con- jT-cir; iz Tho A: "Jie end o: uhe kcpes: and clKrosror-S larger session of a of urider Deputy lef: ;o repon to Xisor. ai Sullivan Hanoi's Depu-ry r oil hike remarks He dean's this was He kuows where he belongs A ssaguN, one of the stcrs cf IT a vie Sec c-_ a trsck :rom ris chores ID erfcy c en ir The o of mcvie based en s bcc th.T. sonic ii Ivcan extensive obst.iclo the Ircalief m.isc i; n M n 11 a lion of o'ortroniiMlly to! !-y dvinccroiLS to trv vi.trollovi ri e v i c cs Hut the the wesiorn fror.ticr. The prairie coverr.merrs :o r-e way 5 areas by be'.ier sen'ice. "The prairie? are v.'.-ere pl.i.v ;m ire I'.rvLiorrr.fr.: c: v-ej'.errj EDMONTON -CP, __ Dickie. of imnerais. tccay charged Aiber.a Democratic Party b iii CCTD- ir.eiis on the in crjqe cw prices. Leader Gra.-: No'Jey the heo ter.ousiy lr-e of ihe oil He 'said ihe after reserve 10 maie more r'Ore ihars S67 ri'iiUiari as 2 re- s'j'." of Lhe price. Mr. Notjey said Lie gcn-cm- have ex rn.c'r.Ey. cerrrourc resen'e :ha: began Jaz. is "exclusive of b crjde oi: prices cr crrde oil producure." "The of ;he plir. 'hs; if mice prod-jcDo- oil weUhfid prices re- r.an ever ihe cf ;he ;he ?50 Top IRA prisoner escapes BELFAST -A? A ;-o'.ith tne Irish Kenuhhein "Armv h.ts He revenue Li crease proportionately ar.y r. e pn-re increases r: oil '.he five-year policy developed fol- Dockers to new pact VANCOUVER C? British hold a cstictis Tvesday to dis- Asfoclatlir.. LO-J iient of the ionf- shDremen's and -'ir. Siic there still Ere some r-.ijtts to be worked on; in tr.e taiks cTirloyers. "But I ?.r- the caucus deal vath 2 rjesdr.v." .ie The wints to be sc-ttied proh- jhiy will be v.-orsed cut in f be b2se-d on the mediation rtnor: o: Justice r jonrshoremrn f. an a on current uase rates ision sxon Fere'Ea Mmistar NEtivec; Co Thach. PROGRESS REPORTED Some reports said Xnon's top :'vreigr.-p3jcy atunser and the liarioi Poiitjuro raenber had definite p-ogrsss. But Noth Vietnam saiti Nikon's t? negotiate from a po- o.' strength has been de- Pr.me OUI Pa_-e Swec'er. for ?i minutes Frday v.-ith ceiegate Xuar. re- p.irters "it U no: a; aj certain that there v.-Ti be an Es la e'f-btirste o- to disr'tise avails cf :is tai Thnv. Palme, roe of the tr.ost se- vere crttics o: U.S. twiicy ir; is in Paris t'or a rneet- tile Socialist Inter- Tho and Kissinger on Friday compieted "7-- hours of talks li five days. b'_t both sides contin- ued their news hxckou; A5C Television Firis Lha; "a fine', agree- reaiy hE'.'e heer. reached." The rertri did cite anv to back up the claim A spokesman s: the Florida nite House a: Key Biscroe 5aid. "We're not goinz to itieni on these report one- v. av c: trie other." The namesr govemmen: Isbelied >rir.ister Vo L-.ap and Tmor.c chairman o." the standutit committee Q: the Na- tiDnal delivered vonr L'.vards ceremony in Hsnoi. Gian and Emone the :on five mentbers Chinh said the U.S. B-52 air scriies Hanoi and Hai- phong had been shattered. Seen and heard About town Ytsns rnttlnr ss'.t his r.tJrnir.; Virk Hicks 3 :e> rule to remain OTTAWA There are no pi.ins to chance a roiTiiiation excludes nurried men front ihe Royal c; ;iie li.iW-member [orcc said C.-iiiinvisfiene.- W. I.. Higptt j.v'd repilation is rcas- .-ossiv. on a basis tni; i.'7ce sees ro to e'.ir.uiute i: ;it tliis time. He s.ud m.iiTied men .ire r.'.ituxi to apply. for the special force boin" trained fcr airport in Ti-o repil.i'.iini to n'Clilar KCMT recruits s IIH'y r.iu-.! for a ir.inim'.im of two after en- liniment. r.ie 1R.A the IRA sonrces f.iid made from lite Koad jail, a fortress-lUti" Lnp surrounded by ai'meii Irevns. Us: woeicnd. :.0 British army lias its I-eland he.idir.iar.c-rs. Pic break a timo the artv.y niakini; s'.ciiitic.i'.i; Since ihe of ver.ilwr. hat'.ii- t.i'tiftl si cii-iailoii knowledge of arms feature.. rcnr 35, high Sundnv nror Chincok clouds ;