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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 _ THE IETHBR1DGE HERAID Wcdncsdoy, March 14, 1973 President opponents usually wind-up in prison By ARNOLD ZEITLIN RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) Political opposition is not listed as a crime in Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto's Pakistan, but more and more politicians find them- selves in jail or fighting crimi- nal accusations once they op- pose the president Referring to rumors about his involvement in a conspiracy against the state, Bhutto's for- mer law minister, Mahmud Ali Kasuri, said in a statement: "I would not in the least bit be surprised to read one fine morning in the newspapers that a tank and a machine gun of Russian nittke were found in my Kasuri, expelled from the rul- ing Pakistan People's party in February, has led a counter- attack against what he de- scribes as "vindictiveness the hallmark of tiie present ad- ministration." He says he is a favorite target. Three days after his October resignation as law minister in a dispute with Bhutto over a constitution, Kasuri and two lawyer sons were charged with a murder which occurred six months before. SAYS SON ABDUCTED Kasuri says a third son, Dan- iel, 19, was whisked off for sev- eral hours by men who tried to force him to sign an admission he had cheated in exams at his college. Shortly after assemblyman Ali Ahmed Talpur broke with Bhutto over the constitution, a Sind provincial minister ac- cused him of gun-running in connection with a cache of So- viet-made arms found in Febru- ary in the Iraqi Embassy in Is- atnahad. Government sources accused Talpur's son of joining rebels in Baluchistan, but offered no evi- dence. Government sources made widely-publicized allegations inking the political opposition :o the arms seizure. Ahmed Raza Kasuri, no rela- tion to the law minister, was expelled from the party and ac- cused with four other People's party rebels in a murder case. He himself was shot twice in (he leg in a fight with pro- Bhutto workers last spring. Retired Air Marshal Mo- hammed Asghar Khan, a hiiter critic of Bhutto, has become the subject of a pamphlet accusing him of stealing forest leases and illegally selling timber. An- other brother, fearing in- timidation, quietly left Pakistan with his family. Asked why many of his oppo- nents suddenly find themselves up for murder, Bhutto said il all was part of the "Wild West" atmosphere of Pakistan politics. Bhutto himself was jailed in November, 1868, when he led agitation against the regime of Field Marshal Mohammed Ayub Khan. The opposition, when able, lias used similar tactics. The National Awami Party govern- ment in Baluclu'slan, before Blnillo dismissed it, arrested without a warrant the head of the Baluchistan People's Party. Mahmud Ali Kasuri has ac- cused Bhutto of using incidents like the arms discovery tho way Hitler used the Reichstag firi to eliminate his opposition. Bhutto so far has refused to lift the wartime emergency al- lowing arrests for such activi- ties as making objectionable speeches. LUCKY FIND KITCHENER, Ont. (CP) The dwarf Alberta spruce was developed from a wild plant dis covered by accident, says Dr Glen Lumis, a nursery special 1st with the University o Guelph's horticultural depart ment. Speaking to the Waterloo Horticultural Society, Dr. Lumis said two botanists taking a walk in an Alberta community in discovered four small plant, which intrigued them. The dwarf Alberta spruce was later developed from the plants. A'-' Abandoned dog rescued Shebci the St. Bernard poses with Toronto Humane Society officer Maurice Gutlbeault after being rescued from a house where she apparently had been abandoned for 16 days. A THS officer removed the dog from the house afler a neighbour reported she had been feeding the dog through a mail slot for nine days. Gov't plans Changes in pension plan By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Oltawa Bureau OTTAWA National Reve- nue Minister Robert Stanbury lold the Commons Monday the government is drafting possible amendments to the Canada Pension plan legislalion to ex- empt "cenain groups1' on the basis of their religious beliefs. The groups include the Old Order Mennonites and the Am- isti, the Commons was in- formed. Tiie question was raised by Keith Hymmen Mr. Stanbury told the House that his officials have been working with officials of the health and welfare department on the drafting of the necessary amendments to the Canada Pension Plan Act. "I have .been discussing with ray colleagues the possibility of not waiting for comprehensive amendments to that act, but rather seeing whether we can introduce the necessary amend- ment to accomplish this ex- emption of certain religious groups from coverage. "Perhaps if- there is found to be general approval of such unendmcnl, there might be ome discussions among the leaders with regard to passing it without debate, or ex- pediting it through the House for the convenience of these said Mr. Staubury. 5 Tnu-Cmli Tdtftai WHEN YOU TALK LONG BY DIALING DIP YANCE EXAMPLES OF LONG DISTANCE RATES FOR CALLS OUTSIDE ALBERTA BUT WITHIN CANADA BATE TO PERSON CALLS Firsl DIRECT CALLS first mi YOU "DIAL IT YOURSELF" YOU SAVE fiisl rr.inu1.j DAY s A.M. TO e P.M. (MON. 5.10 EVENING SUNDAY G P.M. TO MIDNIGHT (WON. SAT.) a A.M. TO MIDNIGHT 5.37 NIGHT MIDNIGHT TO 8 A.M. (ANY 5.70 NOW you can dial direct from Alberta to anywhere else in Canada, and cut your Long Distance costs in the bargain. Why? Because of our new one minute mijnimum charges on out-of-province, in-Canadp calls. You talk for one minute and pay for one minute. Talk for two pay for two. Person-to-person minimum is still three minutes. So when you Dial Direct to another province, you can cut your cost in half or better depending on the lime you call-and, of course, how long you talk. If Direct Distance Dialing Is not available where you live, your operator will place your call at the same Dial Direct rate. These rates do not apply to certain areas of Northern Canada and U.S.A. Nor do they apply to calls from hotels, motels and pay phones or any other type of operator-assisted call. AGT" British voters disillusioned, frustrated with top parties By GRAHAM mMway in a because Harold Wilson has term to lose his back on principles New York Times voters and some seats policies he advanced as It is r.ot unusual minister. He has allowed YORK __ Liberals at such a time party to drift rapidly left- ley get the opportunity in by-elections these days a seat from the government, invariab'y and has accepted dicta-ion on economic policy from voters send the message loud nd clean They are that this reform party is truly launched ct last on unpopular unions. The result is a widening vacuum in trail. These center which the Liberals, )0th major parties and frus-rated by the two-party system, here are fears that the just as invariably crushed at the next general election. The current and even the Scottish nationalists have tried to fill. Because it seems to run far usionment may spread to par-iamctitary government itself. It is part of accepted wis-dcm that, in striking Britain, hmvever, goes far beyond the usur.l mid-term malaise and also differs in kind, ''or one thing, as the by-elec-ions clearly show, the than previous vacuums, this could be damaging for British democracy if no machinery is developed to fill it. A -party made up of Liberals, H t J h is direct 3d as much moderates such as and-balances, Britain's parliamentary system is flcxib'e against Uie major opposi-ion party (Labor) as against ic government of the and Reformist Tories could probably win a general election. At the moment, how- cert months have once tiie strategy, the energy mposed some clsarly discernible boundaries for that has lost support be-ause his government has failed n 33 morrtlis to curb the above all the financial resources required to bring off such a fusion of kindred spirits 5 A 1 11 I' that he seemed to simply not in sight; so the A sun y n the 1970 campaign to per cent who -would like to of the voters unhappy with Jresent functioning of the system. Sixty per cent said Britons back neither he Conservative nor the Labor cannot make their views clt Forty per cent said a stroke." He has disillii' ioned both stanch Tories and rade unionists by turning 180 legrees in economic philosophy rom laissez-faire to controls as lervasive as any Britain bas endured since the early such a party are likely to be increasingly frustrated. Brilain's malaise is closely akin to the disillusionment that last November kept 45 per cent of the qualified voters would suppcrt the tiny Liberal aarty if they believed it had any chance of coming to power. SURVEY LABOR FAILS Rut Labor has failed to export Tory weakness and from the polls in the United States and it is equally menacing for the survival of effective government by con- Results of recent elections usual comeback in fill House of Commons cies support the survey. The message began to come lasl October when the Liberals won with a robust margin of votes a Lancashire ency that Labor bad held for fifteen years. In December the Liberal's administered an even shock to Prime Minister Heath's Conservatives. They won (AP) difference among the votes the affluent States government as advertised. suburban district of Sutton it will take three of initial complaints were Cheam that had gone Tory by in 1070. 'The latest dra mafic display of voter dissatis faction with both big makers of non-prescription pain-killers before a judge on complaints that last April !0, the FTC said, but in 11 months of negotiations no agreement was reached with the three phar- came in three is misleading firms which sell March 1. One was a of dollars worth of tho Federal Trade annualy. Dick Taverne, an (FTC) said it has in the complaints arc junior minister in the last Labor government, had bsen cast to reach any Home Producls Corp., maker of Anacin and by his local party in tiie coustit uency he had represented for 10 years. Unlike ___ cdmplainls issued against Uie makers of Anacin, Bufferin, Excedrin, Excedrin PM, Pain Formula; Bristol-Myers Co., maker Bufferin, Excedrin and Excedrin PM: prime minister Harold Wilson ar-d most of Labor's "Children's" Aspirin, Cope, Vanquish and Sterling Dnig Inc., maker of Bayer Aspirin, Bayer Chil- ow cabinet, Taverne liad refused in opposition to complaints charge there is no Iherapeutically proven Aspirin, Cope, Vanquish, and Midol. his stand while in NO PROOF in favor of Britain joining the European Common Market. Rather than serve out the FTC said it found no proof of these advertising claims made for the vari- term obediently and then pain-killers: down, Taverne threw down th gauntlet to the party that the Bayer products arc superior to other aspirins. sacked him. He quit Cope is more effective forcing a by-election in (Reutor) killing headache pain than he ran as a "democratic of butter, potatoes other non-prescription in- candidate, a man who had foodstuffs have hit analgesic. fast for his principles. of the Soviet Union Vanquish upscfs the Labor party sent some of authorities have less frequently than biggest names to stump for restrictions on pain-killers. official candidate; b'lt and diplomatic Rufferin and Excedrin swamped him by double tho pain-killing That same day, the along the Volga of aspiring. party barely managed to said to be among Exedrin PM is a mild tain a seat in Scotland anrl affected and, according or a better pain re- its majority in another account, quoted by than aspirin. English constituency melt a rationing system That Atiactn is better than to Heath's torie. finished third in all three introduced in some places to cover items in short other non-prescription painkiller on the market. lions, tho candidate losing reports, which could the FTC complaint said, deposit in one by failing to confirmed officially, there any real scientific evi- even an eighth of the bere that last that any of the products weather and poor nervous tension or help USUAL performance would get through the or- It is usual for any with of everyday life. ;