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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 40-THE LEYhMlDCie HfeHALU- lnwrcM 13, W4 Prices board has no power OTTAWA (CP) Consumers who expect the food prices review board to champion their cause might best be advised to look elsewhere. Board Chairman Beryl Plumptre, in a speech to the Canadian Cattlemen's Association, again emphasized that the board has no power to control prices Introduce yourself. Barbara Morrisey, left, of Aurora, III., extolls her chimp, "P.T. to introduce himself to owned by Mary Brown, right, prior to opening of Chicago's Pet Show. a female chimp, wasn't exactly receptive to "P.T.'s" advances. Weather study planned OTTAWA (CP) Canadian scientists and the weathership Quadra will take part in a 16- country research project off the African coast this summer to learn more about the effects tropical oceans have on weather. The 100-day study is to improve weather predictions, Dr. A. E. Collin of the environment department said in an interview. Although it is known that tropical conditions affect weather in the middle latitudes, there is little useful data on the regions near the equator. About 40 scientists will be aboard the Quadra, which is equipped with some of the best meteorological equipment available anywhere, said Dr. Collin, director of the marine sciences division. The ship is also equipped to study the temperature and movements of the Atlantic's surface waters to learn more about weather systems, Another war faces American draft evaders Sears Save 350 Servistwist.The happy-go- luxury carpet for fun-loving families like yours. It lasts! Beautiful proof that all carpets are not created equal. Reg. 49 8 sq.yd. Servistwist. It's different' It's the family carpet. Geared to your casual life-style. The pile is a brilliant blend of 80% acrylic, for a rich wool-like, textured twist appearance, and 20% nylon, the 'muscle' fibre, that wears and wears. And life's little upsets never dampen its spirits. It resists spots and stains. Matting and crushing too! So you can luxuriate in its beauty year after carefree year" It comes m 9 radiant coloursjo lend fashion _ 0 sq. yds. (Average living, dining room and hall.) this is Sears best value Available from coast to coast in Canada through all Simpsons-Sears stores and selected catalogue sales offices, this very special offer is the smcerest effort Simpsons-Sears can make to bnng you merchandise that combines fine quality with the lowest possible pnce By STEVE KRUEGER EDMONTON (CP) It has been five years since the flood of American war objectors to Canada began, and a year since United States in- volvement in the Vietnam war ended, but for many young Americans self-exiled in Canada a war of another kind continues. Up to 70 per cent of the draft evaders and deserters never obtained landed immigrant status, says an Edmonton minister who has worked extensively with them. Rev. R.W. Brownlie of the Edmonton Unitarian Church said the war resisters face a continuing threat of dis- covery, deportation and ar- rest in the U.S., and "live subsistence lives while suffer- ing from a degree of para- noia." War objectors who obtain landed immigrant status and have found careers in Canada probably would not return to the U.S. even if a general am- nesty was declared, said Mr. Brownlie. Mr. Brownlie, who left Min- neapolis five years ago after working in an "underground railway" to get draft evaders out of the U.S., said he does not expect an amnesty until after the 1976 presidential election. FUTURE UNCERTAIN Draft evaders and deserters who lack landed immigrant status "have pretty well put the future out of their he said. The Unitarian Church or- ganized a counselling pro- gram last fall to try to per- suade objectors to apply for legal status under relaxed im- migration department regu- lations. Mr. Brownlie said the program "wasn't very suc- cessful." "I just don't think they trust anybody. Many of them thought the whole thing was a trap to deport them. think they would be bet- ter coming out, even if they had to turn themselves in and hope for the best. "I'm afraid that they'll get paranoid and stay in the woods, even if there is a gen- eral amnesty." Mr. Brownlie said most draft evaders and deserters were broke when they reached Edmonton. More than half brought girls with them. STOP RUNNING He said he would ask them whether they had stopped running. Many said if help could be offered in Edmonton, they would stay. They could stay for a week at a church-sponsored drop-in centre. After that, housing was found with members of the church or at University of Alberta, where students took them in as roommates. "I would call people in the church and ask if they could use anybody. One of our people was galvanizing steel and needed quite a few labor- ers. Another needed, or made a need for, delivery boys for a dental laboratory." NO JOBS TAKEN He said he does not think objectors, particularly those without legal status, are tak- ing jobs away from Cana- dians. "They are in the back- woods, most of them, or they labor in an organization that pays less than the minimum wage. They are just getting by." Most objectors helped by the Unitarian Church have found jobs and carved new lives for themselves, said Mr. Brownlie. He still meets some at wed- dings he performs, but most either moved on or found jobs within two months of arriving in Edmonton. Estimates of the number of objectors in Canada vary from to Mr. Brownlie said he would place the number in northern Alberta at "under 100" but other sources indicate the number may be four times that. For many, self-inflicted ex- ile has meant estrangement from their families in the U.S. Some, said Mr. Brownlie, sneak back for visits, even though they risk up to five years in prison if arrested. PONDER CITIZENSHIP Those who came to Canada legally in 1968 and early 1969 now are deciding whether to take out Canadian citizenship. A landed immigrant is eli- gible to apply after five years. Citizenship court Judge Or- val W. Allen of Edmonton said war objectors are treated "as individuals." "An applicant for citizen- ship must prove to our satis- faction that he was landed by the immigration department and meet three he said. "First, he must be of good character. He must have an adequate knowledge of Eng- lish or French and he must appreciate his responsibilities as a Canadian citizen. "It doesn't matter to the court whether he escaped from Hungary in 1956, from Czechoslovakia in 1968, or is evading the draft in the U.S. "We care more about what the man will be in the future and what he is today' than what he was yesterday." on our floor fMhkm now. Ai STnpscms-Sears you work with a professional rgtfi m your own home See samples gefl advise tree egwiaie TmMom Eit. 237 Simpsons-Sears Lid Open daity from a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to p.m Centre Village Telephone Lucky fellow Gerry Casey, 46, of Brentwood Bay near Victoria and his wife Billie smile a! the prospect of the he won in the Manitoba Golden Sweepstakes. The first prize ticket on the winning Alberta rink in the Canadian men's curling championship was not Mr. Casey's first piece of luck last March he won in the Irish Sweepstakes. ;