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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THI UTHMIDOI HIRAID - Monday, March 22, 1*71 Relief supplies swindle is disclosed by paper LONDON (CP - Scotland Yard was silent Sunday on a newspaper report that the Yard, the RCMP and Interpol are Investigating an alleged international swindle involving relief supplies for the East Pakistan flood disaster area and the area of Nigeria called Riafra, ravaged during that country's civil war. Interpol is the organization of world police forces. A Scotland Yard spokesman said Sunday be had instructions to refer all inquiries about the report-carried in The Sunday Telegraph-to the RCMP. The Sunday Telegraph said: Opposition party wins elections MAINZ (AP) - The opposition Christian Democrats won an absolute majority in West Germany's Rhinelahd-Palati-nate state parliament Sunday, but Chancellor Willy Brandt's Social Democrats got a vote of confidence by recording their first local election gains in 18 months. Final results announced by the state election office gave the Christian Democrats SO per cent of the vote and S3 seats in the 100-member state parliament-a gain of 3.3 per cent and four seats. The Social Democrats gained 8.7 per cent over 1967 for a total of 40.50 per cent of the vote and increased their number of seats to 44 from 39. The Free Democratic Party of Foreign Minister Waiter Seheel dropped to 5.9 per cent from 8.3 per cent and retained only three of its eight seats. The right-wing National Democrats suffered another local loss and their four seats were surrendered when their percentage fell to 2.7 per cent from 6.9 per cent. Five per cent was needed to seat deputies. "Detectives are inquiring into the activities of a Christian or-for disaster relief. "Its activities have been used as a cover for tax evasion by Americas firms and profiteering in the selling of gifts to disaster areas. "In addition, the Mafia is involved in a �2 million fraudulent international investment fund, whose certificates have been used to borrow money from European banks to finance some of the operations of the charitable organizations. BANK LOOT MONEY "A bank in Switzerland has been defrauded of $350,000." The newspaper does not mention any specific Canadian connection with the alleged swindle, but says that "a team of Canadian fraud squad detectives headed by Frank Zielski" was based at a Mayfair hotel Saturday and that Zielski con- ferred with the head of Scotland Yard's fraud squad. The hotel said Sunday a check of records for several months showed no Zielski having registered. The Sunday Telegraph says the relief organization reported to be under investigation is based in the United States. The paper adds American firms gave it surplus goods which would otherwise have gone to waste and claimed tax rebates on these as charitable gifts. The Sunday Telegraph says the goods then were sold through London agents-described as innocent-to disaster areas at cut prices. This would not have attracted international police attention in itself, the paper says, but the operation, "dubious in itself, has not been carried out in a straightforward way." In Ottawa, the RCMP would neither confirm nor deny the report. Teachers stike possibility erased Trial urged for firemen in cop cars SASKATOON (CP) - The dty firefighters* union and police association have been asked to consider a two-month trial of firemen as second men in police cars. The executives of the two groups are expected to meet jointly next week to decide whether they will agree to the experiment. Mayor Sid Buckwold made the proposal at a meeting here of representatives of the two departments. Representatives of the union end the association said after the meeting, however, the jobs of firefighters and policemen are not compatible. Police Chief Jim Kettles said the department is willing to see the experiment go ahead, "but I don't think it will work." Fire Chief T. G. Lennon said "it's only the way we're going to prove if isn't going to work." Harry Valila, secretary of the city police association, said: "We appreciate the fact the mayor is looking for ways of putting additional men in cruisers but in order to be of value, they have to be 100 per cent policemen." VANCOUVER (CP) -Schools throughout British Columbia were expected to be operating normally today following a strike by most of the teachers in the province Friday. The last possibilities of continued strike action to back demands for more improvement in pensions for retired teachers were erased Sunday. Russian flag burned EDMONTON,(CP) - A Russian flag was burned in front of the Ukrainian Centre here Saturday in protest against a provincial meeting of the Communist Party of Canada. Members of the Anti-Bolshevik Youth League burned the flag during a 45-minute demonstration by about 10 of its members. The demonstration generally was quiet and police stayed out of sight. The demonstrators carried placards reading: "The Marxist-Leninist Party Supports The FLQ," and "end Communist Complicity In Southeast Asia." Another read "Release Jews From Russian Captivity." Communist party members watched the meeting from inside the .building. The meetting was closed to the press. Jenny Heetebry, Anti-Bolshevik Youth League president, said the group was formed to "protest against any extremist group." "We'd demonstrate against a fascist group too," she said. Farmers protest KIEL (Reuter) - About 35,000 angry farmers used farm vehicles to jam traffic on main roads into this West German port Monday to back demands for higher prices. The farmers timed the demonstration to precede a meeting of Common Market agricultural ministers in Brussels. Every Tuesday Evening FAMILY NIGHT at the town chef! FEATURING: SPECIAL STEAK DINNER Soup du jour, toned lolad, dinntr roll or too�t (plain or garlic), fried onlont, baked potato, aiparagui tlpi, coffet, tea or imall milk, AND . . . A Grilled Top Sirloin Steak  4-01-2.15  "-or.-2.S0   12.oi-3.60  16-0S.4.2O < 01,2.85 24-ox.-5.75 the . . . town chef DOWNSTAIRS-PROFESSIONAL "Quality Dtntng at Reasonable BLDG. Price*" Teachers in the northern coastal town of Kitimat voted to return to work rather han con* inue the strike as had been threatened, and in nearby Terrace, teachers decided to cancel a meeting which had been set for today to discuss the issue. Bad weather prevented a rep* resentative of the B.C. Teach-ers' Federation from going to the area Friday while some 23,000 members throughout the province stayed off work, Margaret Robertson, president of the Kitimat Teachers' Association, said member* were "frustrated at the time of the rally Friday when he BCTF speaker failed to arrive." "Nothing further is to be gained by local action," she said. "The most important thing is for us to stay a united group, so we're willing to go along with the BCTF." The Kitimat association sent a telegram to Premier W. A. C. Benett saying they would respect his government more if the $1.2 million saved in teachers' salaries Friday were put into the pension fund. Mr. Bennett had suggested teachers, if they want to help retired teachers who are to receive smaller pension increases, should donate a day's pay to them. Jim Killeen, president of the federation, said he is looking forward to continuing talks with the provincial government about pensions. He called Friday's strike a success, adding: "When more than 99 per cent of teachers go out on a moral conviction-not for themselves, but for others-it's unique. B.C. teachers voted 86 per cent in favor of strike action last fail to back demands for better pensions. Earlier this year when new pension legislation was introduced, the BCTF executive decided on a one-day strike to protest that more improvement is needed for B.C.'s 2,200 retired teachers. The legislation calls for a sev-en-per-cent pension increase for retired teachers, bringing maximum monthly payments to $271. Teachers still working would get a 50-per-cent increase. Signs of spring CLARKSON, Ont. (CP) - Signs of spring. Mississauga police reported between 10,000 and 15,000 fishing worms valued at $1,300 were stolen early Saturday from a bait shop in this town Just west of Toronto. COLOMBIAN CONTROVERSY - Venezuelan bullfighter Curro Glron grimaces as he Is caught In the colls of a 13-foot-long boa constrictor In this photograph which touched off a controversy Saturday between two newspapers In Bogota, Colombia. El E�-pectador diimltted the whole thing as a publicity hoax while El Tiempo - the newspaper that originally published the photo along with a report that Glron wat saved from the snake by hunters - said that doet ers found Glron to have several neck Injuries caused by the snake. Soviet treatment of Jews protested in Washington WASHINGTON (AP) - Rabbi Meir Kahane, militant leader of the Jewish Defence League, told his followers: "When the papers say tomorrow that 5,000 Jews were arrested, next week we'll have 5,000 more." Shortly after his declaration, Kahane became the first of some 800 protesters to be arrested by Washington police Sunday for sitting in a busy Intersection in the capital. Some 2,500 persons demon-strated Sunday to protest Soviet treatment of Jews in Russia. First, they rallied in the Ellipse, a few hundred yards from the White House. Speakers called on President Nixon to end all cultural and diplomatic talks with the Russians until all Thousands attend Earth Day service NEW YORK (AP - It was a seed-planting, Krishna-chanting, kite-flying, frisbee-flinging, bongo-playing, guitar-slxuinming, pot-smoking, hippie-rapping Central Park happening. It was an Earth Day and the first day of spring and nearly 3,000 persons, mostly youths in their favorite blue jeans and second-hand jackets, turned out Sunday to tune in the season. Activities at the sunny but chilly park were sponsored by the People for Earth Day, which plans several days of environmental concern this spring including the principal earth Day April 22. At the United Nations, Secretary-General U Thant rang a peace bell contributed by Japan and delivered a brief Earth Day address. "An Earth Day has suddenly become necessary to remind us of the fact that our small planet is perishable," he said. Newspaper ad explains teachers' side of dispute CALGARY (CP) - The Alberta Teachers' Association purchased an advertisement in today's edition of the morning newspaper to explain the teachers' position in a contract dispute with the public school board. The advertisement says the teachers care about students "but a 50-hour week just isn't practical." A conciliation board recommended last month that teachers spend 25 hours a week in the classroom with another eight hours a week for supervision, extra-curricular activities, meetings and in-service sessions. "No allowance was made for daily lesson preparation, preparing and marking assignments and tests, field trips, assembling teaching materials, research , , �" The association says a survey it conducted in 1964 shows such an arrangement would amount to a 50-hour week. The 4,000 teachers were not as concerned about salaries but the conciliation recommendation suggested en increase of between 2.8 and 4.8 per cent for 1,000 teachers and between five and 6.9 per cent for the remainder on salaries ranging from $5,000 to $13,250. Such terms are "hardly inflationary," the ad said. The association also urged readers: "Direct your school board trustees back to the bargaining table. They've been away since November 10." The last contract expired Dec. 31, 1970, and teachers are scheduled to hold a strike vote March 30, 31 and April h "At long last the concepts of Earth Day, of world patriotism and of the family of man have coma into being. May this new chapter of united world history be written with determination, tolerance and deep common concern for all. "May there only be peaceful and cheerful Earth Days to come for our beautiful spaceship earth as it continues to spin and circle in frigid space with its warm and fragile cargo of animate life." At the park the International Society of Krishna Conscious ness conducted meditation and chanting while a pack of run ners competed in the 26.2-mile Earth Day marathon. Under a winter-bare tree, 25 people stretched out on the cold earth after a bespectacled youth in a white tunic led them in a yoga "Prayer to the sun." Toward evening the peaceful mood was broken briefly when a group of young people set some trash baskets afire to keep warm. Police and firemen responded and four persons were arrested. Alberta doctor receives grant OTTAWA (CP) - A total of $114,600 in research and scholarship grants for 1971-72 have been awarded, the Canadian Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association and the National Christmas Seal Organization here. The 11 projects being supported include studies in asthma, the mechanics of breathing and the effects of certain antituberculosis drugs on the newborn child. Dr. Patricia Lynne - Davis, assistant clinical professor of the University of Alberta's department of medicine, gets $9,ooo for research in the mechanics of breatbiog. Jews who want to can leave the Soviet Union. Then the demonstrators inarched six blocks to the Soviet embassy, but got no closer than the 500 feet allowed under District of Columbia law. POLICE BLOCK STREET Six police motor scooters barricaded the street to the protesters and officials told them to turn down a side street. Instead, Kahane took a bullhorn and told his followers to sit down. Fifteen minutes later, after several warnings that they would be arrested for obstructing a public highway, police waded in and began making arrests1 for disorderly conduct. Kahane had told his followers to offer no resitance when a police officer grabbed them. All but one-who had to be dragged -went peacefully. Ninety minutes after the sit-down began, the intersection was cleared of protesters who came mostly from Boston, New York, Newark and Philadelphia. NDP leader criticizes Henderson EDMONTON (CP) - The conduct of Health Minister James Henderson in tabling confidential information about an Albertan in the legislature is intolerable, Grant Notley, Provincial New Democratic Party leader said here. Mr. Notley, in a prepared statement, said Mr. Henderson's action offends the principle of confidentiality and by attacking the man's character has "sidestepped" the answering the man's petition. Peter Lougheed, Progressive Conservative leader, presented a petition to the legislature Feb. 16 on behalf of Noel McKay, a resident of Fort Cfaipe-wyan, asking the government to take action to combat the adverse effects of the W. A. C. Bennett Dam in British Columbia on the Peace-Athabasca rivers delta in northeastern Alberta. On Tuesday, Mr. Henderson tabled information from the personal reports of the social development department which said that since 1966 Mr. McKay, 65, had received welfare assistance and had declared no income from trapping. "The minister involved should apologize to the legislature and withdraw the information that was tabled," Mr. Notley said. Creditistes plan membership drive QUEBEC (CP) - Quebec Creditistes decided at their annual convention during the weekend to exchange the metaphorical blue-denim overalls of the countryside for more fashionable city garb. About 500 delegates to the party's first convention since the Quebec general election last April 29 heeded party leader Caoil Samson's call to "open the doors" to new elements. They elected a three-member executive committee in efforts to recruit new members among the province's intellectuals, students and professionals. The executive committee members are all from urban areas. In opening the convention Saturday afternoon, Mr. Samson �aid Quebec , Creditistes must "challenge ourselves" and quee-t'on the party's leadership and program. He said the party must open the doors to new elements instead of "putting them under X-rays to find out first whether they'd make good Creditistes." TAKE A SECOND LOOK The party had to seek out intellectuals, professionals and young people, "who are. to often unfairly dismissed as activists and revolutionaries." Party sources said Mr. Samson wants to get rid of the popular Image of the Creditistes as a mainly-rural party of poorly-educated farmers and welfare cses and give the party a more modern appeal. "We have to stop looking like a bunch of hicks," one party official said. Phil Cossette, 40, owner of a public-relations firm in Trots-Rivieres, was unopposed In the section for the party presidency. In his closing speech Sunday night, Mr. Samson, congratulated the delegates for deciding to welcome new elements. He urged them to work actively to bring young people, intellectuals and professionals Into the party ranks. "Let's stop saying, 'they don't think like ui. we don't want them'," he said. Sharp hack from tour of Africa OTTAWA (CP) - External Affairs Minister Sharp returned Sunday after a five-country tour of Africa. Asked whether Canada should do more for its poor rather than pledge' millions of dollars in aid for African countries, he said: "I don't think so. People realize it's more important that we should participate in the development of the under-privileged countries of the world. "Moreover, all the contracts that I signed, all the programs that I talked about, Is money spent in Canada for the purchase of Canadian goods or employment of Canadians. "That's what our program la all about and it's a partnership in which the people of Canada and the people of Africa are working together to their mutual advantage." GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESETS TWf l_~z_ mm Weather and road report 1A ABOVE 19.AA A^ ZERO AT A*,w�OON SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:28 SUNSET l:4� H L Pre Lethbridge..... 17 3 Pincher Creek ... .15-4 .. Waterton....... 15-8 .. Medicine Hat ... . 18 -1 .. Edmonton.......16-13 .01 Grande Prairie ... 17 -12 .. Banff...........22 0 .. Calgary........ 14 0 .. Victoria........ 48 37 .03 Penticton....... 45 30 .. Cranbrook.......23 17 .. Prince George ... 27 11 Vancouver...... 46 40 .01 Saskatoon...... 13-8 .. Regina.........12-13 .. Winnipeg....... 25 5 .01 Toronto........ 34 19 .. Ottawa...... ... 32 15 .. Montreal........ 35 21 .. Quebec......... 39 26 .. a. John's....... 39 30 .01 Halifax......... 40 31 .01 CharloUetown ... . 38 27 .01 Fredericton . Miami..... Los Angeles Las Vegas .. Honolulu ... Rome Paris...... London ... . Berlin..... Amsterdam , Madrid ... . Stockholm .. Tokyo....., 87 27 69 61 60 51 80 48 77 69 . 46 54 42 50 43 48 37 46 41 46 32 47 34 45 50 67 .09 FORECAST Lethbridge, Medicine Hat. Calgary - Gradually becoming overcast today from the west, winds 8E15 by evening, highs today 10-25. Tern* peratures between 15-20 tonight. Tuesday two to four inches of snow, highs 25-30. Columbia, Kootenay - Today: Cloudy. Snow beginning this evening. Tuesday: Mainly cloudy. Snowflurries in the Columbia district. Highs today 35? 40. Highs Tuesday 40-45. Lows tonight 20-25. To visit "The Boys" at our booth at the Seed Fair and see our display of . . . ^ Irrigation Equipment (Wheels, Mowers, Pump Unit) �jlr; Knight Auggie Wagons + A.C. Rolling Cultivator jc Stanny Precision Planters �jf John Bean Sprayers ^ Gandy Fertilizer Applicators * Heston Stak-Hand GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT 8:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA Highway 2, Carway to Card-stan, some icy sections. Card-ston to Nanton, travel lanes mostly bare. Highway 3, east, Lethbridge to Grassy Lake, travel lanes bare and dry. Highway 3, west, Lethbridge to Lundbreck, travel lanes bare and dry. Lundbreck to the BC border, some snow packed icy sections. Highway 4, Lethbridge to Coutts, bare. Highway 5, Lethbridge to Leavitt, bare except for occasional icy sections east of Oard-ston, Lethbridge to Waterton, some long icy sections. Highway 6, Pincher Creek to Waterton, mostly covered with packed snow or ice. Highway 23, Monarch to Car-mangay, travel lanes bare. Highways 25, 36, 52 and 61, travel lanes bare. Highway 62, some short Icy sections. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Revel-stoke, mainly bare with a few slippery sections. Generally in good winter driving condition. Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways are bare and in good winter driving condition. Creston-Salmo highway is mostly bare and sanded where necessary. PORTS or ENTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coutts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthlll-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 073 ;