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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta y, March 14, 1973 THE LETHMIDGE HEMUB 55 Chairs piled up Antique chairs are atop carved armor'w and hutches in one of the 26 storage buildings for National Museums in. Ottawa. The exhibits are being stored during renovation of tha building houeing museums. Helping others help themselves TORONTO (CP) A par a-] plegic who refused to resign' himself to living in a nursing home is using a government grant to help others who are handicapped to get along on their own. Comimiiiist influence wiped, out JAKARTA (AP) President Suharto told tlje People's Con- sultative Congress today that hLs government has succeeded in wiping out Communist in- fluence, established political fr.d economic stability and re- stored Indonesia's good image in the world. Suharto made the statement In a report to the country's highest policy-making body, on his government's policies in the iast five yoars. Without mentioning Ms name, Suharto placed blame for In- donesia's previous trouble on the iato President Sukarno. "Megalomanic policy, con- frontation and indulgence in for- eign axis relations, all this had a negative impact and drove In- donesia away from her friends and neighbors, and narrowed her moving space on the inter- national Suharto said. Helmut Mehnert, 35; of To- ronto was crippled in a car ac- cident 17 years ago. In hospital, he was told he would have to! live in a nursing home. I "I suppose I could live a lot j better there, just waiting for! death, but I decided I'd rather commit suicide than go into a nursing he says now. He refused to go to the nurs- ing home and wound up instead' in an Ontario Housing Corp. apartment here. A grant from the fed- eral government's Local Initia- tives Program (LIP) has helped him to organize seven workers to do odd jobs residents in his building are unable to do for themselves. Mr. Mehnert's workers clean! apartments, provide transporta- tion, do the banking, grocery shopping and bill paying and: run errands for the elderly and! disabled residents of the build- ing. MANY LACK FRIENDS About 300 of the building's 700 residents have been helped by his workers, he said. "So many of these people are lonely and have no family or said Heljo Liitoja, one of his workers. Another .worker, John Don- nelly, told of overcoming a blind woman's reluctance to accept help and finding letters that had piled up for over a month and never been read. Organizing the program has cost Mr. Mehnert money. He lost a monthly disabil- ity pension from the province I when he started earning [week under the LIP program, but saw his monthly rent soar to from when he began receiving a salary. Yemens Unite Saudi Arabia Somaliajglndian: Oceorv Agree to merge The presidents of the two Yemens have reportedly agreed under pressure to unite their rival countries which have been embroiled ir> border fighting, Libyan leader Muammar Kadafi is reporled to hove confronted Ihe South Yemen leader Salem Robayla AM and north leader Abdul Rahman Iryoni during a meeting in November last year urging them to unile. The new state as announc- ed will have on area of about sqixire miles in tha corner of the Arabian Peninsula and a combined popula- tion of seven million. It will be named the Republic of Yemen. The accord resulted from a border conflict that threatened to turn into a war last September between mostly tribal north and Communist-oriented souih. Southern Yemen Is ihs former British colony of Aden. SIMPSONS bears pring of 73- a new you Fair weather friends for a rainy day! Welcoma Spring and tts gentle with a fittia help from your fair weather friends. And here you [hem. Two 1errific loppersl Both famous 'Canadian Mist' fashioned of cotton and nylon. Completely lined. New seam detailing and trims. Fresh new colours Tof Spring. Periwinkle Bluff, Dusty Pink. Sugar, French Navy. Sand, Tobacco, Tan, Red Sizes 7-15. a-A-line boasting seam detailing 81 lapels arid pockets. Tab button cuffs. Smart half-back beli button trim. Walking vent. Simitar to illustration. tvfrerv.h-look coat vwn saddle-stitched lapels, pockets, seams. Novelty buckle treatment al wrist, waist. Stash pockets. Contrasting seam detail at bade Walking pleaL S29-98 Udlss' SuTrt and Coats STORE HOURS: Open daily a.m. to p.m. Thursday end Friday a.m. to 9 p.m. Cente Village Mall. Telephone 328-9231 ;