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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 THE HTHBRIDGE HcRAlO Thursday, Worth T5, 1973 Farm groups present cures for problems OTTAWA (CP) The coun- try's two major farm pressure groups, 'he Canadian Feder- ation of Agrieultura (CFA) and the National Fanners' Union presented the cabinet Wednesday with different ap- proaches to similar farm prob- lems. In briefs summarizing posi- tions worked out at annual meetings in the last four months, the two suggested dif- ferent routes to arrive at the same better deal for farmers. The approach of Agri- culture Minister Eugene Whelan and the government lies some- where in between. The CFA, which represents nearly all farmers through vari- ous provincial organizations, wheat pools and such com- modity pressure groups as the National Dairy Council, at- tached primary importance to the idea of tackling problems in various sectors of the farm in- dustry independently. The NFU, a more militant group representing about of the country's farmers, asked the cabinet to support the concept of making the union the certified collective bargaining agent tor farm products by in- troducing legislation backing tliis principle. The NFU has undertaken a membership drive aimed at signing up more !han 50 per cent of all farmers. If this is She NFU says, it will ask provincial legislatures to recognize Ihe union as a bar- gainer and hopes the federal government will follow suit. The NFU, should it achieve bargaining agent status, would issue licences for farm produc- tion and change the function of marketing agencies. The agencies would negotiate long-term agreements with farm product buyers anrt all commodities would he regulated through national agencies with the power to limit supplies of farm goods and control imports. Mr. Whelan, an Ontario farmer, said at a December NFU meeting that he supports the union position that the wheat board should control the movement and sale of all grains. Currently, the hoard regulates the marketing of Prairie wheat, oats and barley. Tlialidomitle suits filed in United States courts By THE CANADIAN PRESS Lawyers for Canadian chil- dren who suffered birth defects from tbalidomide have filed suit against the drug's manufac- turer in two federal courts in the United States. The suits against Richardson- Merrill Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio, were filed in Newark, N.J., and Youngston, Ohio. Lawyer Robert Gorman said Tuesday he was filing (he suit In Newark on behalf of 22 Que- bec children in an effort to get around Quebec's one-year stat- ute of limitations. The statute requires that damage suits be filed no more than one year after the oc cur- ranee of an injury. In Youngstown, lawyer Ger- ald Foster of Charlottetown filed a suit seeking million in damages for three children and their parents'because the mothers had taken the drug during pregnancy. The action against the firm also claimed punitive damages totalling million for the "approximately" Canadian children reported to have been affected by the drug. New Jersey law places a freeze on expiration of any stat- utes of limitation until the youngsters come of age, Mr. Gorman said. The firm is li- censed to do business in New Jersey, he said. The Newark suit charges the drug company with negligence and failure to test or label the product properly. Portrait of navy PoW used on war posters 1 GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) Returned prisoner of war David Rehmara remem- bers the day Hanoi took his photograph for a propaganda demonstration in 3966. "They told me the people of Hanoi were seething with an- ger, that if I didn't do exactly as I was told I would be torn apart by the mob." Rehmann, a 30-year-old Navy pilot, had been shot down for only 24 hours when the North Vietnamese took his photo- graph, reproduced on thousands of "war criminal' posters, n It shows Rehmann's face badly burned from the ex- plosion of his jet fighter and his right arm in a sling. He recalls that his eyes showed suffering and he had lost "more blooc than I care to remember." But he says he stood as erectly as he could, with a termined look on his face. 'I was not in very shape. As a matter of fact, was almost he said "But I waned the world to sec what the North Vietnamesi were frying to do, how they were trying to use me." Rehmann recalled the episodi Sunday on a visit to see brothers and an aunt. About 300 residents showed up i help welcome him. Mayor Barney Adams gave him gifts hat included a carton of freshly icked Southern California strawberries. 'You'd be surprised how many times I thought of these said Rehmann, eating lis first fresh strawberry in seven years. Pudding madness Famous chef Jul mon was awarded bridge, Mass. a ChElds feeds Jack temmon some "Hasty Pudding" after Lem Harvard's Hasty Pudding Club's "Man-of-the-Year" award in Cam iisuraiice jreak given cyclists EDMONTON (CP) Alberta lutorcyclists won't be required o carry passenger liability In- urance this year, Attorney- eneral Merv Leitch said Mon- ay, "oven though they prob- bly should have it." He said insurance agents re- uired applicants to pay or 25 for passenger liability cov- rage last year because of mis- irderstanding. The superintendent of insur- mce had not specified last year iiat insurance companies had he right to waive the passen- ger liability clause. This year the insurance in- custry has been given permis- ion to waive the passenger li- ability clause if applicants don't ask for this coverage, Mr. Leitch said.' The government didn't intend o make passenger insurance iompulEory for motorcycle dri- 'ers when it introduced corn lulsory passetignr insurance "or motorists last year, he said 'omparaes probed For rules breach CHURCH HEADS MEET CAIRO (AP) Coptic pat riarcli Shenouda III will begin a week-long visit to the Vatica May 3 at the invitation of Pope Paul, it was reported Wednes day. The semi-official news paper Al Abram said the mee ing will be the first between th heads of the two churches. Shi nouda is the spiritual leader i 22 million persons, including 1 million in the semi-autonomous Orthodox Coptic Church in E hiopia, six million in Egypt an one million scattered aroun the world. EDMONTON (CP) Alter- cy-General Merv Leitch said esterday he is investigating Complaints of irregularities in even Alberta companies, in- luding insurance firms. Complaints have been receiv- d from 100 shareholders of a ompany, who sent a letter to ic attorney-general asking for A judicial inquiry to investigate :omplainis. The shareholders also com ilained to the RCMP securities commission in Alberta and On- tario, the department of na- tional revenue and the Alberta superintendent of insurance. Mr. Lcilch said he is in- vestigating complaints. He would not comment on Uie mat- ter. A n Edmonton accounting 'team supervised by HCMP of- ficers spent two months in 1972 examining the books of the firms involved. Rough new phase looms in cod fishing war LONDON (AP) A rough new phase in the cod fishing var loomed Wednesday after British trawlermen resolved to move into richer grounds off Iceland. In anticipation of difficulties building up, Britain recalled Ambassador John McKenzie rom Reykjavik for con- sultations with Foreign Secre- tary Sir Alec Douglas-Home and other officials. The quarrel centres on the ex tension by Iceland last Septem- ber of its fishing grounds to 50 from 12 miles in the interests of conservation. Iceland's econ- omy rests mainly on its fishing industry. The British, who have been working Icelandic waters for generations, will not recognize Ehe new limits. The ?Uer- national Court of Justice, mean- while, has not yet ruled on the validity of Iceland's claim. Since September Icelandic gunboats have cut the trawling lines gear of more than 30 Brit- ish vessels, A BL1NDIWG EXPERIENCE Conquering his fears ond over- coming blindness was n haiYowmg experience for Maurice who went blind when he was 32. In Weekend Magazine this Saturday he describes it's like to be blind, how he adjusted to his problem, and what he misses most. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE sq.yd. Servicetwist is a real show-off! Ruggedly handsome, it shrugs off most spills. Wears like iron. And comes in the rich, deep colours you love best. So step on it! Sale is for 3 days only. 7 !99 sq. yd. Reg. sq. yd. Embargo eased on shipments of weapons WASHINGTON (Reuter) The United States cased its em- bargo on arms shipments to In- dia and Pakistan today, opening the way for the shipment to Pakistan of armored personnel carriers, spare military parts, parachutes and aircraft en- gines. State department officials said the move was made to cor- rect the ratio of military strength in the area. The Soviet Union has become a major sup- plier of arms to India, they said. Go ahead. Carpet your most active areas with rugged Servicelwist. Tha hallway and stairs. Let the children roughouse on it in the living room! Made olon 80% nylon blend, it withstands the test of year-out wear and tear. Resists spots anctslains. Matting and crushing too, because the double-jute backing adds extra stability and lull bind for complete dependability. Servicelwist is as beautiful as it is practical. 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