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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 11, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 - THI LITHIRIDOI HERALD - Thursday, March 11, 1971 Canadian banks buy U.S. dollars MONTREAL (CP) - Some Canadion banks were continuing Wednesday to buy U.S. dollars at one-quarter per cent below the Canadian dollar in certain transactions. The Bank of Montreal and the Royal Bank of Canada were buying the U.S. dollar at noon at a discount of one-quarter per cent below the Canadian dollar in over-the-counter cash exchanges of less than $2,000. When U.S. currency was sold in cash in small amounts, the Canadian dollar was rated at one per cent below the value of the American dollar. The Bank Canadian National joined the other two banks Tuesday in discounting the U.S. dollar. It bought the American Rubber-stamp signature ruled out CALGARY (CP) - A summons with a rubber-stamp signature rather than a handwritten one is not valid, ruled Provincial Judge John Harvie before dismissing theft charges against two men. The chief Crown witness was summoned to appear Monday, but failed! to arrive. Judge Harvie refused to issue a warrant for his arrest because a rubber stamp was used on the summons. When the man did not appear again Tuesday for the preliminary hearing, the charges" were dismissed for lack of prosecution. BACKACHE& BLADDER IRRITATION Common Kidney or Bladder Irritations make many men and women feel distressed'from frequent, burning or itching urination night and day. Secondarily, you may lose sleep and have Headache, Backache and feel older, tired, depressed. In such cases, CYSTEX usually brings relaxing comfort by curbing irritating germs In acid urine and quickly easing pain. Get CYSTEX at druggist!. dollar at one- quarter per cent less in exchanges on the international money market involving more (ban $100,000. However, by noon Wednesday the BCN had reverted to more common rates of exchange in which the U.S. dollar is worth slightly more than the Canadian dollar. The rate of exchange on transactionsin excess of $100,000 was 11-32. UNUSUAL SITUATION A banker explained that the unusual situation in effect this week varied by a small amount the price they were willing to put on a foreign currency. American and Canadian dollar rates of exchange have remained almost at par for the last few days with the Canadian dollar usually slightly below the American dollar. This week is the first time since the Canadian dollar was pegged at 92.5 cents of the U.S. dollar in 1962 that it has crept past the American dollar in value. It was unpegged June 1. Bankers agreed the Canadian dollar seemed remarkably strong, reflecting more the weakness of the American currency than the strength of the Canadian dollar. The U.S. dollar in terms of Canadian funds was up 1-32 to $1.00 11-32 at noon Wednesday. It closed Tuesday at $100 5-16. New kidnapping at Montevideo MONTEVIDEO (Reuter) -Uruguay's chief prosecutor, Attorney-General Guido Berro his home Wednesday, police said. Police said Berro Oribe, 59. was abducted apparently by Tu-pamaro urban guerrillas. It was the second Tupannaro kidnapping this year, the other being that of British Ambassador Geoffrey Jackson, 56, kidnapped Jan. 8 as he was being driven to work. No word has been heard of him since. RIOT VICTIM - Helmeted Paris policemen carry an injured fellow policeman after leftists, protesting a right-wing meeting, and the police clashed in the streets outside the Paris Sports Palace. Trade members 'up tight over women workers LONDON, Ont. (CP) - Too many trade union members still become "uptight" about accepting working mothers and single women in the labor force, the national education director for the 150,000-member Canadian Oil costs soar- LONDON (Reuter) - Extra cost to Britain of oil imports resulting from the recent Tehran oil agreement is likely to be between $132 million and $144 million this year, the government said Tuesday. This additional cost was expected to rise to about $240 million in 1975,. said Maurice MacMilllan, chief secretary of the treasury. Union of Public Employees' said here. James Dowell told a union meeting that unions face the difficult task of convincing some male members that women are entitled to full rights within the organization without being resented or discriminated against. Mr. Dowell called for increased pressure to abolish all forms of discriminatory clauses because of sex or marital status Meet March 29 COALDALE (HNS) - The annual ratepayers' meeting for the town will be held at 8 p.m. Monday,.March 29, in the Kate Andrews High School auditorium. from collective agreements. About one-third of CUPE's 150,000 members are women, he said. A partial text of Mr. DowelFs remarks was released in advance. SQUEEZED OUT VILA, New Hebrides (Reuter) - "When I saw the picture of the Queen on the wall I expected to see myself beside her," said Prince Philip upon arrival at this Anglo-French condominium of islands Wednesday. "Instead, I saw (French) President Pompidou. I shall have to speak severely to the Queen upon my return." Philip is on a private tour of the South Pacif'c. New charges are laid against 3 Quebecers MONTREAL (CP) - New charges of seditious conspiracy were laid Wednesday against three Quebecers arrested under the War Measures Act. But one of the three-author Pierre Vallieres-had a dozen charges, including the counselling of four murders, read out against him. Teacher Charles Gagnon and Jacques Larue-Langlois, a broadcasting producer, were charged only with seditious conspiracy. Mr, Justice Roger Ouimet, who presided over Wednesday's hearing, dismissed last month a seditious conspiracy charge against the three men and two others.  Lawyer Robert Lemieux and labor leader Michel Chartrand, the other two, were not named Wednesday. The judge dscribed as vague last month the wording of the original charge and said it covered too long a period of time- from Jan. 1, 1968, to Oct. 16, 1970. But the new charge covers the same period and all three accused immediately asked that it be quashed on the same grounds as the original. TRIAL DATE SET With automatic hot guilty pleas entered, trial was set for April 26 on seditious conspiracy. Named as murder targets in the charge against Vallieres were Mr. Justice Ignace Deslau-riers, Mr! Justice Yves Leduc, Prosecutor Maurice Bourassa and Louis Paradis, a sessions court judge nov\ Vallieres is also charged in one of two counts with counselling the kidnapping of State Secretary Gerard Pelletier and two former Quebec cabinet minister -Jean-Guy Cardinal and Marcel Masse. But the other count alleges simply that two Quebec ministers, two federal ministers and two Superior Court judges were the targets. The Crown said that basis for the seditious consoiracy count was a number of letters, statements and documents allegedly from the accused. Labor leader to form new Norway regime OSLO, Norway (Reuter) - Labor party leader Trygve Bratteli said today he has agreed to form a minority government resuming the 30 years of Labor rule which ended in 1965. Bratteli, 61, told a news conference after accepting King Olav's call to set up a government that his ministers would continue negotiations to join the European Common Market. The Labor party has 74 of the 150 parliamentary seats, two short of a majority. Prime Minister Per Borten's four-party non-Socialist government resigned March 2 after Borten, who leads the Centre party, admitted he had shown a confidential report on Norway's Common Market entry negotiations to a leader of a group campaigning against entry. The non-Socialist coalition had ruled since taking over from the Labor party in 1965. GREGORY CLARK TELIS A STORY OF THE MYSTERIOUS THRONG - When was the last time you looked at the facet of the busy downtown crowd? Gregory Clark had ample opportunity os he lay sprawled on a slushy sidewalk. Read about the puzzeling response to hit plight In Greg't story ioppourtyintrao IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE The charges other than seditious conspiracy against Vallieres say he counselled one Michel Joyal, not otherwise identified, to commit the crimes. WITHDRAW SOME CHARGES The Crown, meanwhile, withdrew a number of charges against Vallieres and Gagnon that date back to 1966. The three accused, in addition to wanting the seditious conspiracy charge quashed, also questioned the jurisdiction of the court to hear their cases. Vallieres and Gagnon have been in and out of jail on a variety of charges since 1966. They were convicted twice on reduced manslaughter charges and served 30-month sentences. Only Larue-Langlois was granted bail among the three after the October arrests. Gladiator BiDQer...Beener For large campers or heavier loads GVW TO 8,000 LBS. Test-Drive the extra . go-power of 4-Wheel Drive E13 UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Cor. 3rd Ave., 3rd St. S. Phone 327-2805 Woo�co CLEARANCE SALE ENDS SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 1971 JUST SAY, "CHARGE IT" BODI-GARD ADJUSTOPEDIC MATTRESS This multi-needle quilted mattress is foam topped for extra comfort. It has heavy gauge coil on coil construction plus layers of precompressed felt padding and heavy sisal insulation. Upholstered in durable decorator fabric CLEARANCE 39.50 Matching box spring available. CLEARANCE 39.50 COMPLETE 36" BUNK BED Space saving bunk beds for the cottage or the children's room. Sturdy frame in wet-look shades of Gold or Rust. Complete with slat springs, ladder and guard rail. 4" thick foam mattress with mod print ticking. CLEARANCE $110 SAVE 110.88 3-PIECE BEDROOM SUITE Colonial style. Set includes dresser with mirror, chest and headboard. ONE ONLY. Reg. Weolce Price 449.88. CLEARANCE �pJv7 5-PIECE DINETTE SUITE Set,consists of table and four chairs. Table top features a textured Mar resistant Walnut finish. Tapered steel legs with tubular leg braces and collars. High-back chairs with 2W' foam seat. Chairs covered in a combination vynawood and a Gold, Brown and White floral pattern. CLEARANCE 59.95 MATTRESS Size 54". The way to better sleeping comfort! Firmly designed to give the body proper support. Sturdily constructed for lasting wear. CLEARANCE 59.71 3-PIECE BEDROOM SUITE Contemporary styled furniture with a rich Walnut finish. Ideal for apartments or the newlyweds. Set includes 6-drawer double dresser, framed mirror, 4-drawer chest and 54" panel bed with rails. Finished with fancy brass hardware. CLEARANCE 124.95 SAVE 6.90 JUVENILE CAR SEATS AND JUMPER CHAIRS Fforal design. LIMITED QUANTITY. Reg. Weelce Price 13.88. CLEARANCE 6.98 College Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive Open Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 6 P^' ^ , , , 6 p.m. Thu^^M^ THE &HTP% UM.T QUANTITIES Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 P.m-I Because We're a Department Store... WE'VE GOT EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT And Because We're Woe&X} _ YOUR SHOPPING COSTS YOU LESS! * ;