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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Special allowances for veterans OTTAWA (CP) - Between 1,000 and 2,000 of Canada's most incapacitated war veterahs will receive special allowances of between $800 and $2,400 a year when amendments to the Pension Act are passed, Veterans Affairs Minister Jean-Eudes Di'be estimated Tuesday. Mr. Dube appeared before the Commons veterans affairs committee, currently giving clause-by-clause study to the bill proposing the amendments. Most of the bill, which received second reading in the Commons last week, is based on the government's white paper on veterans pensions' brought down in September, 1969, and subsequent committee recom mendattons. One of its clauses makes 5,000 100-per-cent pensioners eligible for special incapacity allow noes for those who suffer "continuous pain and distress, unu sua! social and psychological disadvantages" and who are INSURANCE  LIABILITY 0 BONDS  AUTO  FIRE ROSSJTER AGENCIES LTD. ESTABLISHED 1911 lower Floor 517 4th Ave. S. hone 327-1541 "less able to enjoy life." The minister said that of the 1,000 to 2,000 veterans that the Canadian pension commission might deem eligible for these allowances, between 200 and 500 would likely be eligible for the maximum* award of $2,400 annually. Mr. Dube said the allowances could, when combined with a pension of $4,464 a year and a special care allowance of $3,000 a year, give a severely disabled veteran with a wife and no children an income of $9,864 a year apart from clothing allowance. Because this sum would be exempt from income tax, it would equal a gross taxable income of $13,600 a year, separate from any income the veteran might receive from old age pensions. CAN COME BACK Mr. Dube also said veterans who are dissatisfied with past decisions by the pension commission, even back to the First World War, will be able to reapply to the commission under the new legislation. Wednesday, January 20, 1971 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - 21 Canada may have own king CALGARY (CP) - Canadians could some day Have a resident sovereign, says Dr. Frank MacKinnon, a political science professor at the University of Calgary. "Perhaps when the Queen's reign ends, Prince Charles could become king of the rest of the Commonwealth while Prince Andrew moves to Ottawa to found a purely Canadian dynasty." Dr. MacKinnon made the suggestion at a joint meeting of the Men's and Women's Canadian Club. The constitutional monarch provides for stability of law which "is by no r-^ans universal ... in an age m constitutions have been unusually shortlived and unreliable and when human rights have enjoyed only modest protection." The monarchy provides a symbol of continuity, order and authority during periods of electoral stalemate, parliamenta r y breakdown, death of polit i c a 1 leaders or other, times when "political paralysis is brought on by shock and uncertainty." Dr. MacKinnon said cost of the monarchy is low with the Queen, the governor - general and lieutenant  governors cost ing each Canadian about two cents annually. RESTRICT POWER MOWERS WINNETKA, 111. .(AP) - The annual Winnetka town meeting has passed an ordinance forbid ding the use of power lawn mowers before 10 a.m. on Sun- A department official said this opens the door to thousands of reapplications for pensions for veterans, such as those previously turned down because they did not serve overseas. Committee members seemed prepared to give the bill relatively quick approval, despite minor disagreements, and Mr. Dube said it should become law before the end of February. Sorie members predicted future disputes because veterans held prisoner by the Japanese for more than a year during the Second World War and who suffered disabilities will automatically be awarded 50-per-cent pensions. Most of these veterans were captured in the pre-Christmas battle for Hong Kong in 1941 and lived in captivity for nearly four years under exceptionally rigorous and debilitating conditions. J. Chester MacRae (PC-New Brunswick) and Jack Cullen (L -Lambton-Sarnia) predicted that the new National Association of War Prisoners will push for similar regulations for other veterans' who were imprisoned, especially those captured at Dieppe. Mr. Dube, said his department has been able to find a lowest common denominator of disability among former Japa nese prisoners-especially because of lingering Asian diseases contracted-which it has not been able to find generally for prisoners taken elsewhere. Two cleared in mining fraud case Buffalo shot for food CALGARY (CP) - Anthony Roy Leier and Stephen Franklin Predy, both of Calgary, were acquitted in Alberta Supreme Court on charges of fraud arising from the promotion in 1966 of a British Columbia mining venture. Mrs. Justice W. J. C. Kirhy said he could find no evidence of fraud in the operation of the company the declarations of trust sola to 48 investors or the manner in which the investors were approached. The men were charged with defrauding persons of $72,500 between January and November, 1966, but Mr. Justice Kirby said the accused did not profit to any large amount from the transactions. Mr. Justice Kirby said he was satisfied West Moly Mines Ltd was a bona fide mining venture. Money was spent testing 74 molybdenum claims near Kaimloops, B.C., and several other firms were engaged in similar work in the area. CALGARY (CP )- Park wardens at Wood Buffalo National Park have shot 85 buffalo to provide food for Indians and Metis on welfare in the Fort Chipewyan area of northeastern Aiberla. Permts s i o n was requested from the federal government to kill up to 200 of the 12,000 animals in the park. The 85 buffalo had been shot by last night, but four were rejected by a Canadian wildlife veterinarian as unfit for human consumption. Two wardens were doing the Mayor gets raise SASKATOON (CP) - City council voted to increase Mayor Sid Buckwold's: salary to $16,000 from $15,000 a year. It is the first raise in two years for the mayor. Council also voted to leave aldermanic salaries at $3,-600 a year. shooting with native peoples following in large, over - snow vehicles to dress the animals. Incomes of area residents have been sharply cut this winter because of low water levels in the Peace River Delta with a subsequent effect on fishing, trapping and hunting. MANY PAPERS There are 22 daily papers in Thailand. news- ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Cortifiod Oonlal Mechanic Metropolitan Blda. 328-4095 ALL STOCK NOW OFF Special Selection of Shoes____NOW MflRflNJG WORLD OF SHOES 317A 6th STREET SOUTH � * h I o n s rot Vour Fufufe, FURNITURE LTD. JANUARY FLOOR MODEL It's that time of year again, when we must clear our floor. Although some of our suites have only been on our floor a few days - everything is being cleared! Your trades are now worth more than ever before! W e thank you for your partonage in 1970 and look forward to serving you in 1971 with even higher quality at even better pricesl GORDON BOWDEN CO-OWNER ROY BRUMMOND CO-OWNER HIGHEST TRADE-IN ALLOWANCES NO DOWN PAYMENT - EASY LOW MONTHLY PAYMENTS OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY TILL 9 P.M. EVERY ITEM ON DISPLAY IS SALE PRICED � * ft i o n s 1254 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-4133 Y o r Your F u f Of ;