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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, July 11, 1972 Church group protests statue BRAMALEA, Ont. (CP) Forty members of All Peo- ple's Church here have signed a petition protesting the planned placing of a 10-foot nude Indian slalue at the front door of the new Chingua- New housing starts show increase OTTAWA (CP) Construc- tion started during June on new houses and apart- ments, an increase of 20 per cent from June last year, Cen- tral Mortgage and Housing Corp. reported Monday. The June housing starts, In urban centres of popula- tion and more, represented an annual construction rate for all Canada of the federal government housing agency said. The rate for the second quarter of 1972 was which CM.KC said down only slightly from the high rate of recorded in the first three months of the year. Actual construction starts for the first six months of 1972 ran to up 24 per cent from the same period of last year. Starts on single family dwell- ings were up by 61 per cent, while starts on apartments and other multiple-dwelling con- struction were up by nine per cent. c o u s y Township municipal building The petition, presented today to llecve rtobcrt Wil- liams by Rev. Edward Robin- son, said Ihe wooden statue, carved by a Vancouver Island artist, violates Christian prin- ciples, morality and decency. The township, just north- west of Toronto, originally or- dered the statue with an appropriately-placed fig leaf. But when it arrived and was uncrated, it was found the Irxlian artist didn't include the leaf. Reeve Williams i m m c d i- ately had it put hack info the case and placed under guard in a storage garage but de- cided that, despite the lack of a fig leaf, the statue would adorn the building when it is officially opened by Premier William Davis of Ontario. Mr. Robinson said he is or- ganizing support to have the statue exhibited somewhere other than at the city centre. 'SPARE THE CHILDREN' 'A lot of Christians wouldn't want their children to see he told the reeve. The statue, called Kwa Kiuth, is a replica of statues used as lodge poles in Indian lodges to welcome visitors. Mr. Robinson said the pro- motion of nudity had led to the downfall of many ancient kingdoms, and 'it is not a light matter." He suggested the statue be displayed in Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum instead. Reeve Williams said the pe- tition will be presented to the council at its next meeting. Sailor is jilted in love search FALMOUTH, England (AP) A lone sailor who crossed oceans in search of love was lonelier still Monday. The pretty young typist he sailed miles to marry told him his long voyage has been in vain. Three months after they met at a dance in Melbourne, Australia, tall, good-looking carpenter Graeme Tail, 36, Memionites contribute .4 million WATERLOO, Ont, (CP) The Conference of Mennonites in Canada con- tributed million last year towards church operations, says the conference secretary. Frank J. Dyck of Winnipeg told the closing session of the church's annual meeting here that last year's offerings were nine per cent more than the million contributed in 1970. He said 54 per cent was kept by the congregations for their own use while 35 per cent went for charitable causes, inside and outside Canada, including relief to Vietnam and Biafra refugees. Eleven per cent went to the con- ference. The meeting, held at the Uni- versity of Waterloo, approved a budget of for the con- ference in 1073. Of this amount, will be given to the Ca- nadian Menr.onite Bible College in Winnipeg, will go to Mennonite missions in Canada, and v.ill assist individual congregations across Canada. The board of the college in Winnipeg will include Rev. John Neufeld of Winnipeg, Peier Let- kemann of Coaldalc, Alia., and Henry Neufeld o! Winkler, Man. Freighter sunk SAIGON (AP) U.S. officials in Saigon said two internal ex- plosions tore through the ton British freighter London Statesman Monday and the stern of the ship settled on the bottom of Kha Trag harbor in about 36 feet of American officials said the blasts were believed caused by explosives plnnlcd by saboteur stevedores. At first it, was be- lieved thtit the explosions might be due to mines. "There is no loss of life no casualties as far as we said n spokesman for the British cmbn.ssy. "We're not yet aware of Ihe full cxlcnt of the damage." The ship had just [ini.shrd un- a nio of riee il had popped the question. For him it had been love at first sight, but the typist, attractive, fair-haired 25-year-old Bar- bara Hill, wasn't so sure. When she had to fly home to England in the spring of 1970, she still had not given him her answer, so Tait decided to follow her half way across the world in his 34 foot homemade ketch, Maola. At each port of call Tait cabled Miss Hill his love, but the voyage ended in heart- break for the Australian. In a waterside cafe at Fal- mouth on Monday, less than two days after he stepped ashore, Miss Hill gave Tait her answer. It was No. On a pavement crowded with vacationers, they shook hands and parted for the last time, Tait to return to his hoat in the harbor and Miss Hill to her home in Derby. Before she left Mis Hill told friends: "When we met again I realized I couldn't go through with it because my feelings for Graeme had changed." As he returned dejectedly to his boat, Tait said: For two years I've thought of nothing else but Barbara. That's what kept me on course for England. I was hoping that she would say Yes. Now it's all off. 'It happened so quickly that I'm still in a daze. I got the feeling on Sunday that some- thing was wrong, but still went on hoping. 'I was even willing to sell my boat, which is all I pos- sess, and get a job in England to give Barbara time to make up her mind." Jarring plans two-week visit to New York UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) Gunnar V. Jarring will reac- tivate his United Nations Middle East peace mission early next month with a two-week visit to New York for talks wilh UN Secretary General Kurt Wai- dheim and the parties in the Arab-Israeli dispute, the United Nations announced Monday. The announcement followed meetings in Geneva late last month and again Monday be- tween Waldhcim and Dr. Jar- ring. The peace envoy, who Is Swe- den's ambassador in Moscow, was last in N'cw York early in May to sui-vey prospects of re- suming his long-stalled peace- making effort. 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