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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, January 27, 1971 - THE IETHBRIDOC HERAID - If Telephone firm wins battle, loses war REVOLT LEADERS - Radio Uganda announced the takeover of the African nation by an army group ted by Brig. Gen. Idi Amin, right, and Police Inspector-General William Oryema, shown in recent photo. Action came as President Milton Obote was en route home from the Commonwealth summit in Singapore. AA co-founder is dead MIAMI, Fla. (CP) - Bill W., co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, an organization that gave hope to persons with drinking problems around the world, is dead. With his death came the revelation for the first time publicly of his name-William Griffith Wilson, 75, a retired Wall Street security analyst. Bill W. helped create AA in Akron, Ohio, in 1935 with Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith who died in 1950 after 15 years without taking a drink. The organization spread to 88 countries and helped 450,000 acknowledged alcoholics return to normal life. Bill W. insisted on public anonymity for AA members. He Fires first shot for gas charges OTTAWa (CP) - Trans-Canada Pipelines Ltd. of Toronto fired its formal opening shot Tuesday in a campaign to gain federal sanction for a proposed increase in its charges for natural gas to customers east of Alberta. The company, sole supplier of Alberta gas to distributors and industries on the Prairies, in Ontario and Quebec, made the move two weeks before hearings on its rate proposals are due to open before the National Energy Board. In the meantime, Trans-Canada is applying to the federal regulatory agency for permission to go ahead with a two-year program to add pipeline capacity at a cost of about $240 million through this year and 1972. At the opening of the pipeline application Tuesday, Trans-Canada told the board that it would be unable at present to say how it would cover all of a projected cash deficiency of almost $168 million in 1972, most of it the capital cost of its pipeline building that year. DEPENDS ON INCREASE The implication was that coverage of the deficiency would depend on permission to increase the company's revenue through increased charges for transporting gas. A footnote to financial projections submitted by the company observes that "no allowance has been made for additional revenues from pending and future rate proceedings." The board had asked Trans-Canada to explain how it would finance the 1972 construction costs. The company's application said 1971 cash requirements of $93.5 million would be covered by short-term bank and other borrowings redeemed out of the proceeds of long-term bond or stock issues. New oat variety named Random OTTAWA (CP) - A new oat variety named Random has been developed and licensed by the agriculture department. The department said here that the variety, a cross between Glen and Pendek, combines high yield with excellent lodging resistance and early maturity. Random was developed at the department's research stat i o n at Lacombe, Alta. TransCanada lawyer James Cameron, saying the company would be unable to show where it would get all the projected 1972 cash requirements, asked the board to approve the construction program conditionally with the understanding that ex planations would follow. . Pension Act proposals to help vets OTTAWA (CP) - A proposed amendment to existing veterans legislation will bring pension benefits to many additional war veterans, the Commons vet erans affairs committee was told Tuesday. The amendment to the Pen sion Act would establish a presumption about the sound medi cal condition of a member of the armed forces on his enlist ment. A challenge to an application for a disability pension would have to be supported by evidence that the disability was diagnosed within three months after enlistment or medical evidence that "it must have ex isted" prior to enlistment. Committee members ad dressed critical questions about the proposed amendment to D K. Ward, chief pensions advocate in the veterans affairs de partment. CRITICIZE AMENDMENT They noted that veterans organizations have criticized the amendment on grounds that offers little help to the veteran seeking to establish that a medical condition originated during service duty rather than before. Mr. Ward replied: "I have the feeling that if this is properly dealt with, many will receive benefits . . . who otherwise wouldn't." He told Stanley Knowles (NDP-Winnipeg North Centre) the need for medical evidence to show that a condition must have existed before enlistment calls for more than an ordinary degree of proof against the applicant. "This phrase will operate in favor of the applicant." The committee is engaged in clause-by-clause study of the government's bill to amend the Pension Act and the Civilian War Pensions and Allowances Act. signed a statement in 1966 say ing that his full name could be revealed on his death. Wilson died Sunday in Miami Heart Institute in Miami Beach. Private funeral services will be held at his home in Bedford Hills, N.Y. AA organizations throughout the world will pay tribute to him in memorial services Feb. 14. In explaining the need for anonymity Wilson once said that its purpose "is to keep those fool egos of ours from running hog wild after money and fame AA expense." Wilson's wife, Lois who stuck with him through his alcoholic days of the Depression era and founded two ancilliary organizations to AA, was at his bedside at his death. The two organizations she founded are Al-Anon and Ala teen, which help spouses and children of drunks. Wilson never accepted a cent from the organization he helped create. His income came from royalties on four books: Alcohol ics Anonymous, The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age and The AA Way of Life. AA developed into a world wide fellowship where those with drinking problems help others with the same problem The organization supports itself. Groups of AA members meet weekly to discuss their common problem and share experiences. Members are always available to help others who acknowledge they are addicted to alcohol. Bill W. described himself as "just another guy named Bill who can't handle the booze.' From AA's founding he preached the gospel that alcoholism is a physical allergy coupled with a mental obsession He said it was a disease of body, mind and spirit-incura ble but arrestable. Bill W. landed in hospital in 1934, a hopeless drunk. He later recalled that a friend suggested he pray for help and that he cried out: "If there is a God, let Him show Himself. I am ready to do anything, anything'!" ROOM LIT UP "Suddenly the room lit up with a great white light. I was caught up into an ecstasy which there are no words to describe." Six months later he met Dr Smith in Akron. Smith had been attempting to dry up and the two decided to share with them selves and other alcoholics their experience, strength and hopes AA was created June 10,1935, and that day Dr. Smith took his last drink. The two men had visions of a large organization with a chain of hospitals. But they were con viced by John D. Rockefeller, to whom they went for financing, that money would spoil the organization. Later an AA General Service Board made up of alcoholics and non-alcoholics was created to run things. Its funds come from members only. Wilson is survived by his wife and two sisters. EDMONTON (CP) - The At-1 berta Supreme Court issued a ruling Tuesday that appeared to end, at least temporarily, a two-year dispute between a municipally-owned company and a provincial, company over which would provide telephone service to the rapidly-growing suburbs of Edmonton. The municipal company, Edmonton Telephones, appeared to have won a battle but lost a war to Alberta Government Telephones. Mr. Justice Andre Deschene ordered the city to provide telephone service to John C. Thu-bron of suburban Jasper Place and thereby ruled invalid a 1963 agreement that limited Edmonton Telephones to within the boundaries of the city as they were in 1963. The city has expanded rapidly since then, particularly to the west. Alberta Government Telephones laid cables to most of the new areas but Edmonton Telephones also moved in, say ing it was only logical that they should service the whole city. HAD TWO PHONES One household had for a time two separate telephone systems, one from each company. Edmonton Telephones later took its phone out. Tuesday's ruling gives Edmonton Telephones the right to move into new suburban areas outside the former boundaries. However, it also opens a way for the Alberta government to pass legislation that would give AGT the right to service the new areas. Edmonton Telephones would then have to take its cables out of the new areas or let the .cables rot unused. .The government has already said Jt intends to back its company in the dispute by legislation to force the city to abide by the. 1963 agreement. The court declared the 1963 agreement invalid on grounds that the city had now. power to sign such an agreement. 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McColl, McGill University's di rector r.' finance told the board of governors here that the'university had a $2 million deficit for the fiscal year 1969-70. BBC KEEPS SMOKING LONDON (AP) -The BBC rejected Monday appeals from vlewevs for a ban on smoking on television. The British gov ernment is waging a campaign against smoking, but a BBC spokesman said many regular smokers found TV appearances "unnerving experiences, and the familiar ritual of a cigarette helps to steady their nerves.' THIS IS OUR YEAR END!! The Ruth It On For This* Spectacular Savings at the Betty Shops Pre-lnvtntory Sale. Prices are Lowl Quality it High. Hurry! Hurry! DRESSES Fortrel, Wool, Silk-Knits, Plain, Prints, Stripes and Checks. Asst'd Styles and Colours. Sizes 5-15, 8-20. Values to $25. ^3 Valuei to $29.99. H2 Values to $45. *19 SKI JACKETS Nylon Outer Shell. Fortrel Fibre Fill for Lightweight and Extra Warmth. Concealed Hoods, Storm Cuffs. S. M. 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