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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 40 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, June 19, I Soldier of fortune Cambodian soldier of fortune adorns himself with if lockets, magic sticks, and other divining parapher- nalia His helmet and belt are army articles picked up on the Phnom Penh black market, not far from where this picture was taken. Hungarian leader stays on By SIDNEY WEILAND BUDAPEST (Reuter) After 17 years in power, Hungarian Communist leader Jjnos Kadar has signalled readiness to stay at the top until 1979. The quiet, self-effacing Ka- dar. 62. has been No. 1 man in Hungary since he took over a crippled party machine in 1956. in the aftermath of a national rebellion that was crushed by Soviet tanks Since then, he has turned Hungary into an economic and cultural showcase, possibly the most liberal country in the Soviet bloc. Kadar came out of a Communist prison 20 years ago and his subsequent political career has been a remarkable success story. Rumors about his retirement were dispelled when he agreed to head a committee which is drawing up a party program for a national Communist congress due to take place in March. 1975 The naming of Kadar as chief program writer indicates he will present the program to the congress and is virtually certain to be elected for another four-year term as the party's first secretary. PLAYS KEY ROLE Participation in the party congress will enable Kadar to play a key role in the shaping of a new five-year plan that will take Hungary into the 1980s Next to Bulgaria's President Todor Zhivkov. Kadar is the longest-serving party leader in the Soviet bloc" A slightly-built. unemotional man. he was thought at one time anxious to retire because of his health JANOS KADAR He still has lingering pain from the torture to which he was subjected as a prisoner for three years in a Stalinist jail, accused of espionage, treason and Titoism. When he took over party and government control in 1956. he was reviled by many Hun- garians as a man who capitu- lated to the Russians. He gained gradual confidence by pushing for a program of na- tional unity rather than recriminations and by relaxing the rigid pressures which existed under previous Communist regimes. Although he stays in the background, he is widely respected for policies which permit economic innovation and cultural relaxation without causing undue irritation to the Russians. But his foreign policy is loyally identical to that of the Soviet Union HJS pragmatic domestic pol- icies and his keen tactical sense have gained admiration elsewhere in Eastern Europe. Safest blis drivers TORONTO ICP) The American Transit Association has named Metropolitan To- ronto's bus drivers as North America's safest for the sev- enth consecutive year The Toronto Transit oTi drivers are red ribbons, marked Tops IP Saietv. as a reminder to the public of this achievement Toronto is in competition with 16 other cities for the vearly safety award In the last seven vears the TTC has reduced its accident rate by 37 per cent, while the rate on Metro streets has in- creased by 50 per cent Peter Cleave, safely super- visor for the TTC, said there has not been a fatality on a TTC vehicle since 1946. when a runaway f rack plowed into a streetcar and killed four per- sons The commission's all-out policy begins with the hiring of drivers, said Mr Gleave SEARS FINEST MULTI-QUILTED SATIN COVERS on the SEARS D-Pf DIG DEEPLY CUSHIONED WITH LAYERS OF FOAM ON EACH SIDE CENTRE THIRD HAS STEEL 'FLEXOLATOR' OVER COILS luxury 2 pc sleep set Replace your old mattress with our luxury Regency, and take advantage of the giant savings on 2-piece sleep set. Both have vital Posture- Mate construction, designed to adjust to body contours with deep-down firmness. The pamper- ing surface is layer on layer of White felt, with a luxurious 1" thickness of cloud-soft Sero FOAM polyurethane. Luxuriously covered with quilted rayon satin. SHOP NOW WHILE THE SUPPLY LASTS! SINGLE MATTRESS AND FOUNDATION POSTUREMATE FOUNDATION HAS HEAVIER COILS IN CENTRE THIRD SAG-FREE EDGES WITH 12 SEARS SUPPORTS Reg. FULL MATTRESS AND FOUNDATION OUTFIT CHARGE IT... on your Sears all purpose account. SAVE QUEEN-SIZE SET [Hurry to your nearestsears Same lealures as abov more Reg 96 A Simpsons-Sears you get fumlure's finest guarantee satisfaction or money refunded and free delivery Simpsons-Sears Ltd.1 328-6611 Store Hours: Open Daily 9'30 a.m to p m. Thursday and Fnday 9.30 a.m. to p.m. Centre Village Mali Telephone 328-9231 ;