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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta March 7, 1973 THE UWRIDGI HMAID 17 Royal Society seeks larger role By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herild Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The Royal Society of Canada wants to be- come Canada's national academy of sciences, to gather- fads on important matters for the government and to repre- sent the Canadian scientific community internationally. The 750-member organization of scholars in the natural scien- ces, social sciences and human- ities (that includes leading Ca- nadian scientists and even Prime Minister Trudeau among its ranks) would also like to see Parliament give it a "no strings attached" grant, to fund an ex- panded domestic and inter- national role. Such a grant could amount to amount to as much as lion, one senior official of the Royal Society, which elects its "fellows" on the basis of ex- RCMP billboards Among its first public declarations marking 10Qth anniversary of RCMP will be a billboard showing a con- stable, dressed in his ordinary working the scarlet tunic-talking with two young girls. ''Serving Can- ada for 100 the posters will say In the caption over the RCMP crest. New RCMP signs hail birthday of famed force By STEPHEN SCOTT i school, and the Calgary Slam OTTAWA (CP) Billboards pede where the police force wil will soon blossom across the form ILe centrepicee. country with a reminder that it is expected the entire pro- 1973 is the 100th birthday of gram will be announced some- Canada's famous national police time next week. India faces touchy issue By BERNARD WEINRAUB New York Times Service force, the RCMP. -Serving Canada for 100 the posters will say in caption over the ROMP crest. An enormous picture will show a constable, dressed in his ordinary working the scarlet with two little girls beside a lake. The signs mil be among the .first public declarations that this is the centennial year of the para-military outfit that trekked across the West in the 1800's to establish law and or- der and grew into a force that was glamorized by legend and Hollywood and became one of the most respected police forces of the Western world. QUEEN PLANS VISIT Most of the major events ot the centennial will come later in the year, highlighted by the Queen's visit to the West in June. Final touches are being given to a centennial celebration that will see displays and perform- ances by RCMP horsemen and musicians across the country. Most of this activity will be during .the tourist season when fairs and carnivals are held across the land, many of them with the RCMP as the central theme. The Queen will visit Begin a, site of the RCMP training Five hundred billboards were donated to the RCMP by a bill- association. The police displays will be used when rev- enue-producing advertising is not immediately available. It is presumed that 'souvenir producers will have a full share RCMP statuettes and such available for the tourist season. But all that glitters in this case will not be junk. The Winchester rifle company is producing an exact copy ol the rifle used by the Royal Northwest Mounted Police in the 1800s. A limited edition of the rifle bearing RCMP serial numbers already is sought by collectors The commercial edition will no carry those numbers. Price 5125. The famous Spode china com panv is putting out a plate wit tire ROMP crest for collector only at a price of NEW DELHI India, spur- red by the improvement of re- lations between the United States China, is undergo- ing a delicate turn in her re- lations with the Soviet Union. Although the links between the Soviet Union and India re- main powerful and economic co-operation is steadily increas- ing Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's government is seeking to blunt the view that India's nonalignment has slipped away The ties between the United States and China, a neighbor whom India fears, have raiset an awareness and some worry about the Indian's blurred status I on the international stage. RELATIONS CORRECT Government officials main tain that relations with the So- et Union are "quite prope nd correct." One official said rhe relationship is based on realistic assessment and appro ation of eacli other. ar o illusions about ideology." The officials say that the re- ationslup is as close teday as montlK ago, when both n: ons signed a surprise "friem with Pakistan over the tablishment of Bangladesh, lieh was formerly East Pak- tan.. But people close to the gov- rnment and some western of- cials point to an .uneasiness. India's broad ties to the Union. They say that r.dia had grown increasingly orried that other nations, es- pecially in South Asia, were iewing her at regional meet- ings as an apologist for the So- iet Union. Knowledgeable officials say bat India's failure to get a ma or role in the Vietnam peace segotiations has shaken th Delhi government. The American decision to omit India Wilkinson sword is providin collectors only sword which a pictoral history of th RCMP is engraved. Price: Another company is produ ing RCMP emblazoned silve plates for a modest sum of a set. And for a mere or ther abouts one can buy some of the HCMP souvenir pottery made by Wedgewood. hip treaty" that lent official So- ict support to India in h Former mining official dies EDMONTON (CP) Lake, 56, a former president o the Alberta and Northwes Chamber of Mines, died in Un versity Hospital here. Born in Esterhazy, Mr Lake turned to mining afte tliree years of farming In tl 1930s. He was president of Ech Bay Mines. as viewed as a Wow to a na- on that views Itself as playing key role in international poll- ics as a nonaligned leader and peacemaker. It was seen as a plain indi ation that India in the eyes f the United States ad fall n from her nonaligned role am was linked, at least emotional y, to the Soviet Union. Indian officials are perhaps ven more concerned that th evolving American friendshi with China will further jeppar dize New Delhi's nonaligne nadian wheat board announced today that most of the quotas now in effect for board grains will be terminated on May 13. The terminations, effective in all shipping blocks, are for wheat (C and barley (A, B, C, and durum (A and Hercules (A and oats (E and feed wheats (B, C and Alberta red winter (B, C and and soft spring (A and responsibility in that they al ready form an elite ac cording to Dr. Wilson. At present, the Royal Society obtains about 44 per cent of it annual budget from gov ernment grants, about 29 pe cent from "fellows' an the rest from other money-mak ing activities and investments NEW ROLE Dr. Chapman suggested in i interview that the Society is a ready doing as much as it ca with its present budget, but tha it should and could be doing lot more. Most important in its min would be a role of official, non government representative f< Canada's scientific communi1 abroad, such as at alternation meetings and on internation organizations. juice cans EDMONTON (CP) The [overnment is not considering making fruit juice cans refund- able the same as soft drink cans, says Environment Min- ister Bill Yurko. He also said an invironment advisory committee had turn- ed down a suggestion for hav- ng refunds on motor oil cans. He was replying in the Al- xria legislature to a question from Charles Drain (SC) Pin- cher CANADA'S TOP PAIMIST Norman Johnstone, North America's leading palmist, Is often called upon to work nonstop from noon to midnight. In Weekend Magazine this Saturday, he lells about his life ond provides his own personal guicfo to do-il-yourself hand complete with Ihe meanings of hand lines and fingerprints. IN YOUR LBTHBfllDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE Bitter argument erupts in house EDMONTON (CP) High-1 ways Minister Clarence Copi- thorne denied in tile Alberta legislature that he has used his position to close road allowanc- es for personal interest. The denial came during a bit- ter argumcnjSn which Albert Mountain View) charge? Mr. Copithornc had lied to the legislature when providing information about road allowance closures. "I have had absolutely no dealings in any department o! this government since Sept. 10, 1911, which any way're- lated to or leasing of road on properties in which I hafc a personal in- said fir. Copithorne. ARGUMENT FLARES The argument erupted when Mr. Ludwig rose on a point of United States coins change WASHINGTON (AP) The reverse sides of the U.S. dollar and the haU-dollar coins will be changed beginning in 1975 to mark the 200th aniversary of American independence in 1976. Mary Brooks, director of the U.S. Mint, announced Monday. The coins are scheduled for release July 4, 1975, Mrs. Brooks said. The portrait of President Dwight D. Eisenhower will re- main on the dollar and that of President John F, Kennedy on the half dollar. privilege and slid the legisla- ture had asked Mr. Copithorne, Inst November, to provide a map showing all "legally and illegally" closed road alowanc- es in the province. Mr. Ludwig said the minis- tar's reply was that no such map was available. He said he has obtained a map from the highways department. "I believe that this is a breach of his said Mr. Ludwig. "I believe that this is in contempt of an order of the house." Mr. Ludwig also said thai the reason for his question was to determine if any members of tho legislature possessed land on which road allowances had been closed "legally or other- wise." Mr. Ccpithprne said Mr. Lud- wig alleged in a recent speech that he had used his position as highways minister for per- sonal benefit and that wasn't true. APOLOGY SOUGHT Over shouts of "shame" from the government benches, Mr. Ludwig denied he had said that. "He is telling you something that is not true, something that did not originate here, and it does not justify him trying to drag a red herring across the floor of this house by shifting the blame to Mr. Copithorne said Mr. Lud- wig owed an apology to the house but Mr. Ludwig refused to retract any of his remarks. 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