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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE ItTHMIDGE HERALD W.dnwlay, January If, 1971 Ailing Joe Greene hangs in there TORONTO (CP) Despite two heart attacks and a stroke, J. J. Greene plans lo stay in politics, and is looking forward to a federal election in June. "I still have something to give this country and I intend to give Mr. Greene, fed- eral minister of energy, mines and resources, said in an in- terview this week. "Govern- J. J. GREENE Slays In Politics ment and politics are my bag." Mr. Greene, 51, has no in- side dope on the election dale, but points out that June was good for the Liberals in 1968, "so why Only a few close Wends were aware that Mr. Greene checked in two weeks ago at Toronto's Lyndhurst Lodge Hospital for paraplegics and quadraplegics. After fainting last Septem- ber in the shower of a Tokyo hotel where he was attending a conference on atomic en- ergy, Mr. Green was a patient in a hospital there before being transferred to the Victo- ria Hospital in London, Ont. and Ihen to Lyndhurst Iwo weeks ago. PARTIALLY PARALYZED Mr. Greene, exhibiting all his old fire and snap, bragged a little about the weights he lifts with his partially para- lyzed left leg two hours a day and the one-hour session daily in a 93-degree pool to restore the use of his left arm, which is in a sling. "The maximum for the leg vary from five to 30 pounds depending on the 90 times. My record at the moment is 50." His doctors tell him there will be complete recovery and lhat only his left hand will be "a bit stiff." Mr. Greene says they have assured him they will let him know when they have done all they can. This could be in four to six weeks. Mr. Greene grew pensive as he spoke of his fellow pa- tients, mostly youngsters hurt in car accidents. "Lyndhurst makes you feel rather he said. "You see the kids and you feel, 'well, I've had a good run and I haven't missed much in life.' His Ottawa staff has an- swered more than letters and has hundreds more to handle as good wishes con- tinue to pour in. Mr. Greene keeps in touch with his portfolio, which is being handled by Manpower Minister Otto Lang. Israel tvarns Lebanon BEIRUT (Reuter) Israel has warned the Lebanese gov- ernment that it will occupy part of southern Lebanon unless Pal- estinian Arab guerrilla activity in the region is halted, Le- banese newspapers reported today. Two newspapers published by the same company, the Arabic language Al Nahar and the French L'Orient-Le Jour, splashed on their front pages what they described as secret documents relating to the cur- tent tension on the Lebanese-Is- raeli border. There was no immediate offi- cial comment on the authentic- ity of the two documents, which were said to be Israel's official warning to Lebanon and a letter from President Suleiman Fran- jieh to all Arab beads of state. Spanish students battle police MADRID (AP) Students battled police for the second straight day today at Madrid University. The university was virtually shut down by the viol- ence. The fighting broke out as medical students attempted a protest demonstration over their suspension in a dispute over ac- ademic rules. Many medical students have been boycotting classes since November. A police source blamed an es- timated 200 Communists for leading the disturbances at the university's three campuses with more than students, but students denied the charge. Crippled tanker reaches port VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) The tanker Plym, escorted by the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Chllula, arrived at Little Creek anchorage in Chesapeake Bay Tuesday. Four members of the Plym's H-man crew abandoned ship in a lifeboat Sunday 200 miles off the North Carolina coast, after the Liberian-registered vessel took water in one liold and listed 45 degrees. Several life- boats were washed overboard. The four crew members were picked up by the tanker Jack- sonville, which will put them ashore at New York. Special deals for homeowners at Associates If you're buying your house.you're eligible for a special Homeowner Loan at Associates any time yon need cash. That means we may be able to give you a better deal Lower rates., or longer terms... or even both. The amount you can borrowis limited only by tha equity youhavein.your home. maybe or more. So if you haYC high-interest debts outstanding, or if you need cash for a second car, a boat, or any other good reason, talk to Associates about a low-interest Homeowner Loan. Sec how much belter ol( you'll 1014 Third Avenue South 327-5711 ASSOCIATES MORTGAGE CREDIT LIMITED Chinchillas business risky tax review board rules OTTAWA (CP) The fed- eral Lax review board has de- cided Lhat the business of raising chinchillas is "ex- tremely hazardous." The board came to the con- Square flooded VENICE, Italy (Reuter) A high tide four feet above (he normd level surged into tile snowbound lagoon city of Venice Tuesday, flooding the lower- lying areas around St. Mark's Square and the Rialto market. NAMED DIRECTOR OTTAWA (CP) Luc Sicotte of Laprairie, Que., has been ap- pointed director of public infor- mation for the department of regional economic expansion, it was announced Tuesday. Mr. Si- cotte has worked as a reporter with the Montreal Gazette and The Canadian Press. elusion in a decision an- nounced today dismissing an appeal by a would-be chin- chilla farmer, Frank Lipp of Hamilton. He purchased 10 animals in ]06? for as breeding stock, but no sales took place until 19C9. The few pelts he did sell in 1969 did not return a profit and the entire stock was barely sufficient to pro- duce a single fur coat. The board ruled that Mr. Lipp, who works full-time at another job, could not reason- ably have expected a profit from his chinchilla business and dismissed the claim to de- duct his losses from other in- come. "Unfortunately, the chin- chilla business is extremely hazardous. EXPORT PRODUCT Canada exports about five per cent of the potatoes produced annually. Liberal dissident congratulated BROCKVJLLE, Ont. (CP) Tom Cossilt, who quit the Leeds riding Liberal Association Sat- urday, said today a high-rank- ing federal cabinet minister has congratulated him for making Uie move. Mr. Cossitt and 15 other exec- utive members of the associa- tion bolted the party to protest the "disastrous" policies of the Trudeau government. Mr. Cos- sitt, the president, was joined hy George Fulford, who sat as Hie federal member for the rid- ing in the early 1950s. Mr. Cossitt, 48, told the Kings- ton Whig-Standard in an inter- view that he was unable to name the cabinet minister in- volved since his position would be seriously jeopardized should name be made public. The Whig-Standard says the expression of support came in a private and confidential letter written by the member of the cabinet. It was dated Jan. 12. Contents of the letter were read at the closed meeting Sat- urday at which the 18 members of the SB-man executive left the party. They previously had an- nounced their intention of re- The newspaper which says a similar letter waa sent Mr. Metal experts from China to tour Canada OTTAWA (CP) A team of Chinese metal experts is to begin a 23-day tour of Canadian mines and metallurgical plants Thursday, the mines depart- ment announced Tuesday. Tien Ju Wu, director of China's ministry of metallurgi- cal industries, is to lead the del-' egation which is to visit installa- tions in British Columbia, Al- berta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland. Canadian mining experts are to visit China in return some- lime later this year. Fulford, quntn the letter lo Mr. Cossitt Hying: "You made an agonizing and courageous dediion for reasons with which I agree. "It's no easy matter lo put conscience before the party and you are to be congratulated. I will continue working from within to the end, that the situa- tion may be changed so you will welcome returning." Richard Stenbury, president of the Liberal Federation of Canada, said that although he is somewhat familiar with the sit- uation In Leeds, be has heard nothing of any support offered to Mr. Cossitt by a cabinet min- ister. Such an individual "sounds like a strange minister to me" who would offer such support and still remain in the cabinet. Torrance director of the Liberal party, said in Ottawa an annual meet- ing of the Leeds Liberal Asso- ciation probably will show that the dissidents who have re- signed have tittle support. "A meeting should show Hut it was a pretty small group that was displeased with the leader- he said in an interview. Mr. WyUe said he wu pleated because a situation that had been bubbling for tome time had come lo a head. He said he is looking forward to the first meeting to be held by the association since 1967. He added that his lack of sup- port for dissidents probably was the reason for not calling an an- nual meeting for so long. Union leader dies OTTAWA (CP) Daniel Cocklin, 59, national president of the Union of National De- fence Employees, died here after a heart attack. His in- volvement with the labor move- ment began in Halifax in 1942 where he was a key figure in the organization of dockyard lo- cals. He was then a navy em- ployee of the defence depart- ment. 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