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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - INS UIHBklD&i HERALD - Monday, J una J, 1971 Doctors issue warning in cholera plagued city By IAN MacKENZIE CALCUTTA (Reuter) -Faced with the possibility of one of the greatest plagues of modern times, doctors here warned today that if cholera gets a foothold in this teeming metropolis of 7.5 million people, there is nothing that can stop it. In Geneva, the World Health Organization said 3,000 persons have died of cholera and gastroenteritis in West Bengal Calcutta is the capital of the state. The organization said the total number of hospital cases of cholera and gastroenteritis reported by the Indian government to June 6 was about 10,000, including 3,000 deaths. Despite police cordons thrown around the city, disease-ridden refugees from the fighting in East Pakistan already have set up a camp Just inside the city limits. And it seems that even troop blockades cannot bait the inexorable tide of victims from carrying death into India's major port. At the moment the threat appears deceptively small-of the Calgary minister elected moderator TORONTO (CP) - A Gaelic-ipeaking minister from Calgary was elected moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Canada Sunday night. Rev. Murdo Nicolson, 60, was the official nominee for the highest office in the church and was unopposed at the opening of the church's 97th general assembly. He succeeds Dr. Dillwyn T. Evans of Thornhill, Ont., who conducted the election at St. An- REV. MURDO NICOLSON f .. leads Presbyterian Church draw's Church In downtown Toronto. The minister of the 1,000-member Grace Church in Calgary became the official nominee after a ballot was taken four months ago of ministers and elders in the 44 presbyteries In Canada. Another contender could have been nominated from the floor but such an occurrence would nave been unusual. The church claims 190,000 communicant members. Dr. Nicolson said in an Interview bis election should be reassuring to those who "feared that a man from the Maritimes of the West couldn't win" under a voting system established a few years ago. Under the new voting system, Ontario, which has the bulk of the church's membership, gets the majority of votes. Working groups will meet with representatives of the assembly's board and committees today and Tuesday at Knox College of the University of Toronto. The meetings will be closed. Open business sessions will be held from Wednesday through Saturday, also at Knox College. More funds for legal aid program JASPER, Alta. (CP) - Alberta's legal aid program will get an additional $200,000 from the provincial government this year, attorney - general Edgar Gerhart announced here. Mr. Gerhart told the joint meeting of the Law Society of Alberta and the Alberta section of the Canadian Bar Association that he has been able to persuade the provincial treasurer to allot the extra money. It will include the 11-per-cent cost of administering the program. The legislature had originally appropriated $700,000 for the program for 1971 - 72, about $200,000 less than the plan had been designed to operate with. Mr. Gerhart said the additional funds, in special warrant form, will come, towards the third or fourth quarter of the year. Friday, law society spokesman A. F. Moir had told the meeting that Alberta lawyers were determined to ensure that legal aid continues to be available to all requiring it despite a likely shortage of funds resulting from legislative action. 12,000 refugees who have crowded on to open ground in a new housing development in northern Calcutta, only six have been sent to hospital with cholera. So far, the only known deaths inside the Calcutta camp are two small children suffering from exhaustion and malnutrition, but doctors warned that they already are dealing with 300 cases of cholera and gastroenteritis. Well-informed diplomatic sources have estimated that 8,000 refugees have died of cholera as they trekked across the border from East Pakistan into India. In a desperate bid to slow the tide of refugees, Indian security forces Sunday sealed off a stretch of the frontier with East Pakistan. But the human flood refused to be contained, and thousands pushed on into West Bengal State. The Indian government is providing food for 40,000 refugees at a tent city outside Calcutta, six miles from the housing development, and a handful of Indian doctors and medical students are doing their best to inoculate them and care for the sick. Help is on the way from many governments and charities, but there are fears here that it may be too little and too late. The Indian government said 1.2 million doses of cholera vaccine are reeded each week, but local production Is only 200,000 doses a week. An estimated 4.5 million refugees fled to India during and after the civil war in East Pakistan. The tent dry camp has grown from a handful of refugees 10 days ago. Men, women and children are moving closer and closer to Calcutta from outlying camps, where conditions are indescribably worse and the disease is rampant. A retired army officer in charge of the camp in the Calcutta suburbs warned that unless sanitation facilities-now non-existent-were supplied immediately, cholera would sweep the camp and spread like wildfire across the city. Cholera is endemic in the Ganges Delta and periodically throughout history it has reached epidemic proportions and swept in waves north, west and east, going as far as Europe on the one hand and North America on the other. Send vaccine TORONTO (CP) - Enough anti-cholera vaccine for 20,000 injections will leave here tonight on the first leg of an Oxfam of Canada flight to epfc demic-stricken India. The vaccine, the entire supply available in Eastern Canada, is expected to reach India Wednesday for immediate distribution in the epidemic-ridden areas around Calcutta. ACME TELEVISION LTD. CLEAR JUNE - �a_n��a^LlMl ENTIRE $160,000 STOCK SAVINGS FROM 10% to 60% ACME TELEVISION LTD. TWO LOCATIONS COLLEGE MALL and 535 13th ST. N. DEATH IS A TRAVIUNO COMPANION - East Poklstani refugees, belongings on their heads, make their way toward Calcutta. A cholera epidemic reached the city Saturday along with the thousand* of East Pakistanis who had fled to Calcutta to escape the disease. Health authorities said there were thousands of confirmed deaths from the week-old epidemic which first brok out In refuge* camps. Stanfield wants Brezhnev doctrine renounced in pact TORONTO (CP) - Progressive Conservative Leader Robert Starifield said Sunday that any Russia-NATO agreement on European troop reductions should "make it clear that Russia is renouncing the so-called Brezhnev doctrine.!' The Brezhnev doctrine was propounded "to justify the invasion of Czechoslovakia, giving Russia the right to , .. Invade any Communist country in order to preserve the regime , . ." Mr. Stanfield said. Any agreement to reduce forces, he said, should Incorporate a declaration of the integrity of countries. Mr. Stanfield was commenting on Prime Minister Tru-deau's recent trip to Russia, School teacher in poem clash By CAROL KENNEDY LONDON (CP) - A school teacher who graduated from a Canadian university and won the devotion of slum children in London's Cast End is in the midst of a clash with authority over a collection of poems written by his pupils. Bearded Christopher Searle, 27, who took an MA at Mc-Master University in Hamilton and later taught English for a year at the University of Calgary, has been suspended from his probationary post as English teacher at the Sir John Cass school in Stepney, a poor district of East London. The school's 700 pupils Immediately walked out on strike and vowed they would not return to their desks until their favorite teacher is reinstated, although Searle urged them to go back. The reason for the rumpus is Biologists to conduct Arctic study SUDBURY, Ont. (CP) - Five biologists from Laurentiao University were to leave today for the Arctic to study plant-ammal inter-action and man's impact on the environment. As part of an international biological study program, the team will work on the north shore lowlands of Devon Island, 100 miles from the North Pole. An expedition member, Prof. Gerard Courtin, said the project will involve a study of the effect of oil spillage and bulldozer work on the Arctic. The program, now In its second year, will end in 1974. The universities of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Calgary and Camrose College in Alberta are also involved in the program, supported by industry and the National Research Council. a slim volume of verse by Lon-don-born Searle's pupils in which they express a vivid picture of their grim, smoky environment. The governors of Sir John Cass school, a Church of England establishment, decided the poems painted too "gloomy" a picture of Stepney and criticized Searle for arranging publication without first consulting them on the contents. Now the Anglican bishop of Stepney, Rt. Rev. Trevor Hud-dleston, who gained fame as a crusading church leader in South Africa and who encouraged Searle to publish the poems, has moved to intercede with the school governors. AWAITING VERDICT Searle, a tall, dreamy figure, now sits in his Stepney Terrace home awaiting their verdict. He says be went to Canada because he "wanted more space, and Canada seemed to be the place where I could find it." "Some of the kids I teach here have told me they want to go to Canada for the space," be said in an interview. "I left Canada mainly because living there you tend to get caught up chasing dollars- there's so much money over there you tend to forget about the more important things like people." After his year at McMaster, to which he won a scholarship from Leeds University in England, Searle moved on to Calgary, "completely broke." "I was.about to get a Job on the railroad when the opening came at the university for someone with an MA." Searle's 11-year-old pupils In Stepney speak eloquently in their poems of the "smokmess" of Stepney, of living in crumbling old apartments where the laundry is draped over a rusty fire-escape to dry. One poem begins: Brick lane is a horrible place Where everyone has a gloomy face. Candlelight folk mass held at gravesite of Kennedys9 WASHINGTON (AP) - Three thousand people crowded a hillside above the graves of two slain Kennedys Sunday night for a candlelight folk mass marking the third anniversary of Senator Robert F. Kennedy's assassination. Twelve of the Kennedy fanuly children, including Caroline, daughter of John F. Kennedy, participated in reading parts of the memorial mass rites. The Kennedy family gathered around the simple flower-laden gravesite of Robert Kennedy for the mass, led by Albert F. Perk, pastor of St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church in McLean, the Virginia suburb where tbs senator's widow tad chil- dren live. Five of Robert Kenedy's younger children participated-David, Courtney, Christopher, Michael and Kerry-a-long with several of their cousins. Behind the Kennedy families stood such old friends as former defence secretory Robert Mc-Namara, and a number who had served the president and At the conclusion of the service, Ethel Kenedy knelt by the grave for prayers, followed by the sisters of Robert and John, and most of their children. The last to kneel was Robert Kennedy's oldest son, Joe, who lingered longest and left near tears. arid a Russian proposal for troop cuts in Europe. CRITICIZES PM He termed what he said was Mr. Trudeau's comparison of Ukrainian nationalists with Maoists and the FLQ as "one of the most insensitive remarks . . . that any Canadian prime minister has ever made." In an interview on CBC's nationally-televised Weekend, taped earlier in Ottawa, Mr. Stanfield criticized what he described as the prime minister's "restraint" in discussing contentious Issues with Russian "What's the good of going there unless you're going to really convey the Canadian point of view?" He said it would be "far better" not to go than to give a "mistaken impression as to what Canadian feeling is." City employees protest causes road blockade NEW YORK (Reuter) - Traffic on many of the main arteries which bring commuters into New York City was virtually stopped today as city employees blockaded the roads to protest delay of approval of pension plans. Observers were calling the ensuing traffic jams some of the worst in the city's history. Cars were backed up for miles into Long Island and the boroughs surrounding Manhattan. The strikers took key parts of the bridges with them and made it impossible to close the crossings. Cars and buses approaching the heart of the dry bad to make their way over the few stationary bridges that cross into Manhattan. Land control laws may be necessary Indian actor in hospital NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. (CP) - Indian actor Chief Dan George was reported in good condition Sunday in hospital here. The 74-year-old chief was taken to hospital Friday night, believed to be suffering from exhaustion. The star of the movie Little Big Man recently completed a gruelling series of appearances in the U.S. and Canada. Postal workers elect McCall CALGARY (CP) - Jim McCall of Vancouver was elected president of the 18,000 - member Canadian Union of Postal Workers during the final day of their convention. The 40-year-old president of the Vancouver local succeeds William Houle of Ottawa, elected the national president in 1968. Mr. McCall, chairman of the constitutional committee who helped put through a revised constitution, won on the first ballot with 220 votes. Mr. Houle picked up 161 and Jerry Murphy of Hamilton, 47. Needs rest LUSAKA, Xambia (Reuter) -President Kenneth Kaunda, 47, has canceled official engagements for the time being after being advised by his doctors to take a rest, the official Xambia news agency said Monday. CALGARY (CP) - The Alberta government is looking at changes in regulations and legislation which may be necessary to control purchase of land by non-Canadians, says J. Don- Family wiped out CALGARY (CP) - Five persons all from one family from Colorado Springs, Colo., were killed Saturday in the crash of a light aircraft near McCall International Airport here. The pilot, his wife and their three children died when the aircraft took off from McCall field, made a routine radio call to the airport tower and then, apparently, broke apart in the air. Killed in the crash were Joseph William Leeseberg, 33, the pilot, his wife, Mary Anetta, 32, and their three children, Michelle Ann, 3, Christine, 7, and Joseph Will, 8. It is believed they were on vacation from their home at 705 Bridger Drive in Colorado Springs. Wreckage was scattered over a wide area in a field near the airport. The plane was on a flight from Calgary to Great Falls, Mont., the first leg of a flight to Colorado Springs. Rioting students put in army KINSHASA (AP) - President Joseph Mobutu of the Congo has ordered the closing of Lev-anium University and the induction of all its 3,000 students into the army for a period of two years following a battle on the campus between students and soldiers. ovan Ross, lands and forests minister. He doubts, however, that the problem of U.S. interests buying land in Alberta is a serious one at this time. Dr. Ross cited British Columbia's island and seacoast properties as more serious trouble spots. He told a news conference the public must first demonstrate to the government there is a need for tougher land ownership laws in Alberta before action can be taken. "Where deeded land Is concerned, if an owner wishes to sell his property we have no way of saying at the present time that it can't he sold to anybody but to an Albertan or a Canadian." On crown - owned land, he said, which makes up more than 60 per cent of the province, the government has a policy of not issuing grazing leases to U.S. interests. "They have got to be Canadian to qualify for a grazing lease. Any corporations have to be majority Canadian-owned corporations." Four killed in Alberta accidents By THE CANADIAN PRESS Four persons lost their lives in Alberta traffic accidents during the weekend. William Wasik, 26, of Victoria was killed in a three-vehicle crash on an Edmonton street. The driver of one of the other vehicles was charged with impaired driving. Barry Hughes, 18, of Diamond City, was killed in a three-vehicle crash near Lethbridge. Herbert Oberhamer, 72, of Calgary was killed when his car struck a parked truck south of Brooks. Andrew Ericksen, 67, of Edmonton was killed when his car hit a bridge abutment 30 miles routb of Edmonton. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THE Weather and road report fSy ABOVE I O.ftft ZERO AT A*,UI//VOON SUNRISE TUESDAY 4:*2S SUNSET 8:3S H L Pre Lethbridge ... ... 57 Pincher Creek ... 54 Waterton ... ......53 Medicine Hat Edmonton ... . Grande Prairie Banff........ Calgary...... Victoria...... Pen tic ton .. .. Cranbrook ... Prince George Vancouver ... Regina ... ... Saskatoon ... . Winnipeg..... Toronto...... Ottawa .. Montreal St. John's ... Charlottetown Halifax......... 62 Fredericton ......68       60 56 62 58 56 60 80 66 63 66 58 58 65 80 76 70 53 52 50 .59 47 .16 41 .. 47 .41 48 .. 50 .. 47 .01 47 .40 50 .38 59 .. 47 .. 53 .34 50 .52 45 .20 35 .. 48 .. 60 .. 57 .. 53 .01 Chicago......... 82 67 .20 New York ... ... . 81 66 .. Miami.........: 85 79 .. Los Angeles .... 69 61 .. Las Vegas...... 92 61 .. Honolulu....... 82 71 .. Rome.......... 86 57 .. Paris......... 61 54 .. London........ 61 52 .. Berlin.......... 70 56 .. Amsterdam ...... 72 52 .. Moscow........ 59 43 .. Stockholm...... 68 57 .. Tokyo.......... 77 59 .. FORECAST Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary - Today: Cloudy with periods of light rain. Winds SE15. Lows 45 - 50. Tuesday: Light rain. Highs 55-60. COLUMBIA - KOOTENAY - Today and Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a few showers and isolated afternoon thunder-storms, except more frequent showers in the north half of Columbia area. Winds gusty in thunderstorms. Highs both days near 70. Lows tonight 45-50. * 1965 3-Ton Chevrolet Truck With New 292 Cu. Inch Motor, Complete With Knopheide Steel Box and McCoy Renn Hoist, Good Tires READY FOR USE. POR COMttlTf WHO CONTROL Sll US FOR YOUR CHEMICALS GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES 2 I. HUh- ,-ttJJ" Coutu Highway Phone 327-3165 Lethbridge, Alta. P.O. Bex 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT 9:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Leth- � dry and in good driving condl-bridge District are bare and | tion. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Courts 24 hours: Carway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST; Del Bonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours,' Porthill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight Chief Mountain 6 a.m. to � p.m, WUdnom, 7 a.m, to I p.nv 23 ;