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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE HKAIO March 1W1 Relief supplies swindle is disclosed by paper LONDON1 CP Scotland Yard was silent Sunday on a newspaper report that the the RCMP and Interpol are in vestigating an alleged interna tional swindle involving relief supplies for the East Pakistan flood disaster area and the area of Nigeria called ray aged during that countrys civil Interpol is the organization of police A Scotland Yard spokesman said Sunday he had instructions to refer all inquiries about the reportcarried in The Sunday Telegraphto the The Sunday Telegraph said Opposition party elections wins Detectives are inquiring into ferred with the head of Scotland rTiiIetifin nr fraud the activities of a Christian or ganization for disaster Its activities have been used as a cover for tax evasion by American firms and profiteer ing in the selling of gifts to dis aster In the Mafia is in volved in a million fraudu lent international investment whose certificates have been used to borrow money from European banks to finance some of the operations of the charitable BANK LOST MONEY A bank In Switzerland has been defrauded of The newspaper does not men tion any specific Canadian connection with the alleged but says that a team of Canadian fraud squad detec tives headed by Frank Zielski was based at a Mayfair hotel Saturday and that Zielski con MATNZ AP The opposi tion Christian Democrats won an absolute majority in West Germanys RhinelahdPalati nate state parliament but Chancellor Willy Brandts Social Democrats got a vote of confidence by recording their first local election gains in 18 Final results announced by the state election office gave the Christian Democrats 50 per cent of the vote and 53 seats in the 100member state parlia gain of per cent and four The Social Democrats gained 3 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 The Free Democratic Party of Foreign Minister Walter Scheel dropped to per cent from per cent and retained only three of its eight The rightwing National Dem ocrats suffered another local loss and their four seats were surrendered when their percen tage fell to per cent from per Five per cent was needed to seat Yards fraud The hotel said Sunday a check of records for several months showed no Zielski having regis The Sunday Telegraph says the relief organization reported to be under investigation is based in the United The paper adds American firms gave it surplus goods would otherwise have gone to waste and claimed tax rebates on these as charitable The Sunday Telegraph says the goods then were sold through London scribed as disaster areas at cut This would not have attracted international police attention in the paper but the dubious in has not been carried out in a straightforward way In the RCMP would neither confirm nor deny the re Teachers stike possibility erased VANCOUVER CP Schools throughout British Col umbia were expected to be op erating normally today follow ing a strike by most of the teachers in the province The last possibilities of contin ued strike action to back de mands for more improvement in pensions for retired teachers were erased Trial urged for firemen in cop cars SASKATOON CP The city firefighters union and po lice association have been asked to consider a twomonth trial of firemen as second men in police Russian flag burned EDMONTON CP A Rus sian flag was burned in front of the Ukrainian Centre here Saturday in protest against a provincial meeting of the Com munist Party of Members of the AntiBolshe vik Youth League burned the flag during a 45minute demon stration by about 10 of its mem The executives of the two groups are expected to meet jointly next week to decide whether they will agree to the Mayor Sid Buckwold made the proposal at a meeting here of representatives two of the Representatives of the union end the association said after the the jobs of firefighters and policemen ere not Police Chief Jim Kettles said the department is willing to see the experiment go but I dont think it will Fire Chief Lennon said its only the way were going to prove if isnt going to Harry secretary of the city police said We appreciate the fact the mayor is looking for ways of putting additional men in cruis ers but in order to bo of they have to be 100 per cent po The demonstration generally was quiet and police stayed out of The demonstrators carriec placards reading The Marx istLeninist Party Supports The and end Communis Complicity In Southeas Another read Release Jews From Russian Communist party member watched the meeting from in side the The meettinj was closed to the Jenny AnliBolshe vik Youth League president said the group was formed t protest against any extremis Wed demonstrate against i fascist group she Teachers in the northern oastal town of Kitimat voted to eturn to work rather ban con nue the strike as had been and in nearby Ter teachers decided to cancel meeting which had been set or today to discuss the Bad weather prevented a rep esentative of the Teach rs Federation from going to je area Friday while some members throughout the rovince stayed off Margaret presi ent of the Kitimat Teachers said members were frustrated at the time of the ally Friday when he BCTF peaker failed to Nothing further is to be gained by local she The most important thing is for us to stay a united so were willing to go along with he The Kitimat association sent a elegram to Premier Jenett saying they would re spect his government more if he million saved in teach ers salaries Friday were put into the pension Bennett had suggested if they want to help retired teachers who are to re ceive smaller pension should donate a days pay to Jim president of the said he is looking forward to continuing talks with the p r o v i n c i a 1 government Creditistes plan nembership drive QUEBEC CP Quebec I tection for the party prest Creditistes decided at their an nual convention during the weekend to exchange the meta phorical bluedenim overalls of the countryside for more fash ionable city About 500 delegates to the partys tost convention since the Quebec general election last April 29 heeded party leader Caoil Samsons call to open the doors to new They elected a threemember executive committee in efforts to recruit new members among the provinces stu dents and The e x e c u 11 v e committee members are all from urban In opening the convention Sat urday Samson said Quebec Creditistes must challenge ourselves and ques ton the partys leadership and He said ths party must open the doors to new elements in stead of putting them under Xrays to find out tost whether theyd make good TAKE A SECOND LOOK The party had to seek out in professionals am young who are to often unfairly dismissed as ac tivists and Party sources said Sam son wants to get rid of the popu lar image of the Creditistes as i mainlyrural party of poorlyed ucated farmers and welfare cses and give the party a more modern We have to stop looking lik a bunch of one party of ficial Phil owner of publicrelations firm in Trois was unopposed In th lu his speech Sunday congratu ated the delegates for deciding o welcome new He urged them to work ac avely to bring young in ellectuals and professionals into the party Lets stop they dont liink like we dont want he COLOMBIAN CONTROVERSY Venezuelan bullfighter Curro Giron grimaces as he caught In the coils of a 13footlemg boa constrictor in this photograph which touch ed off a controversy Saturday between two newspapers In El Es pectador dismissed the whols thing as a publicity hoax El Tiempo the news paper that originally published the photo along with a report that Giron was saved from the snake by said that doct found Ciron to have several neck caused by the Sharp back from tour of Africa OTTAWA CP External Affairs Minister Sharp returned Sunday after a fivecountry tour Asked whether Canada should do more for its poor rather than pledge millions of dollars in aid for African he said I dont think People real ize its more important that we should participate in the devel opment of the underprivileged countries of the all the contracts that I all the programs that I talked is money spent in Canada for the pur chase of Canadian goods or em ployment of what our program Is all about and its a partnership in which the people of Canada and the people of Africa are working together to their mu tual Soviet treatment of Jews protested in Washington Weather and road report ABOVE ZERO AT SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET H L Pre redericton WASHINGTON AP Rabbi Meir militant leader of the Jewish Defence told his followers When the papers say tomorrow that Jews were next week well have Shortly after his Kahane became the first of some 800 protesters to be ar rested by Washington police about He called Fridays strike a adding When more than 99 per cent of teachers go out on a moral for but for others its teachers voted 86 per cent in favor of strike action 1 Sunday for sitting in a busy in tersection in the Some persons demon strated Sunday to protest Soviet treatment of Jews in they rallied in the Ellip a few hundred yards from the White Speakers called on President Nixon to end all cultural and diplomatic talks with the Russians until all Thousands attend Earth Day service Farmers protest KIEL Reuter About angry farmers used farm vehicles to jam traffic on main roads into this West German port Monday to back demands for higher The farmers timed the demonstration to pre cede a meeting of Common Market agricultural ministers in ast fall to back demands for etter Earlier this vear when new pension legislaion was the BCTF executive decided on a oneday strike to pretest that more improvement is needed for retired The legislation calls for a sevenpercent pension increase for retired bringing maximum monthly payments to Teachers still working would get a 50percent YORK AP It was a hippierapping Central Park It was an Earth Day and the first day of spring and nearly mostly youths in their favorite blue jeans and secondhand turned out Sunday to tune in the Activities at the sunny but chilly park were sponsored by the People for Earth which plans several days of environmental concern this spring including the principal earth Dav April At the United SecretaryGeneral U Thant rang a peace bell contributed by Japan and delivered a brief Earth Day An Earth Day has suddenly become necessary to remind us of the fart that our small planet is he Signs of spring CP Signs of Mississauga police reported between and 15 000 fishing worms valued at were stolen early Saturday from a bait shop in this town just west of Newspaper ad explains teachers side of dispute CALGARY OP The Al The association says a siir bcita Teachers Association I vey it conducted in 1964 shows purchased an advertisement in such an arrangement would At long last the concepts of Earth of world patriotism and of the family of man have come into May this new chapter of united world history be written with determination tolerance and deep common concern for May there only be peaceful and cheerful Earth Days to come for our beautiful space ship earth as it continues to spin and circle in frigid space with its warm and fragile cargi of animate At the park the Internationa Society of Krishna Conscious ness conducted meditation anc chanting while a pack of run ners compsted in the Earth Day Under a winterbare Z people stretched out on the col earth after a bespectacled yout in a white tunic led them in yoga Prayer to the Toward evening the peacefu mood was broken briefly whe a group of young people se some trash baskets afire t keep Police and firemc responded and four persons were i todays edition of the morning new spaper to explain the teach crs position in a contract dis pute with the public school The advertisement says the teachers care about students i but a 50hour week just Isnt A conciliation hoard recom mended last month that teach ers spend 25 hours a week in i the classroom with another hours a week for supcr extracurricular activi J meetings and inservice allowance was made for d a 11 y lesson prc j paring nnd marking assign ments anil field as j sonibling I research Aiheria doctor receives grant OTTAWA CP A total 0 in research and scho arship grants for 197172 amount to a 50hour The teachers were not concerned about salaries but the conciliation recom mendation suggested an inoiiiui crease of between and hccn the Canadiai per cent for teachers and Tuberculosis and Respiratorj between five and per cent Association and the Na tional Christmas Seal Organiza tion The 11 projects being su ported include studies in ast for the remainder on salaries ranging from 000 to Such terms are hardly in the ad Tlic association also urged j the mechanics of breathin 1 and the effects of certain ant tuberculosis drugs on the born Patricia Lynne Davi clinical professor fit Direct your school board Iruslees back tn the bargain ing Theyve been away smre November 10 The last contract expired and teachers arc teaching to hold a strike vote March 31 and April the University of Albertas d paitment of ge or research in the me1 lion that was I chanici rf Notley ws who want to can leave the jviet Then the demonstrators arched six blocks to the Soviet but got no closer than e 500 feet allowed under Dis ict of Columbia OLICE BLOCK STREET Six police motor scooters bar caded the street to the pro sters and officials told them turn down a side In Kaliane took a bullhorn ind told his followers to sit Fifteen minutes after everal warnings that they muld be arrested for obstruct ng a public police in and began making ar ests for disorderly Kahane had told his followers jo offer no resitance when a officer grabbed All ut had to be dragged went Ninety minutes after the sit own the intersection was cleared of protesters who came mostly from New Newark and NDP leader criticizes Henderson EDMONTON CP The conduct of Health Minister James Henderson in tabling confidential information about an Albertan in the legislature is Grant Provincial New Democratic Party loader said in a prepared said Mr Hender sons action offends the princi ple of confidentiality and by at tacking the mans character tias sidestepped the answer g the mans Peter Progressive Conservative presented a petition to the legislature 16 on behalf of Noel Mc a resident of Fort Chipe asking the government to take action to combat the adverse effects of the j Bennett Dam in British Colum bia on the PeaceAthabasca rivers delta in northeastern Al On Henderson tabled information from the personal reports of the social development department which said that since 1966 Mc had received welfare assistance and had declared no income from The minister involved should apologic to the legisla ure and withdraw the Informa Lcthbridge Pincher Creek Waterton Medicine Hat Grande Prairie Victoria Prince George Vancouver Saskatoon Regina Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa Montreal Quebec Johns Charlottetown 17 15 18 16 13 17 12 22 0 14 0 43 37 45 30 23 17 27 11 46 40 138 12 13 25 5 34 19 32 15 35 21 39 26 39 30 40 31 38 27 37 27 69 61 Los 51 Las 48 69 Rome 46 54 50 43 48 37 46 41 46 47 34 45 50 67 FORECAST Medicine Calgary Gradually be coming overcast today from the winds SE15 by eve highs today Tem peratures between 1520 to Tuesday two to four inches of highs Kootenay To day Snow beginning this Tuesday Mainly Snowflurries in the Co lumbia Highs today 35 Highs Tuesday Lows tonight AN INVITATION Jo visit The Boys at our booth at the Seed Fair and see our display of Irrigation Equipment Pump Unit Knight Auggie Wagons Rolling Cultivator Stanny Precision Planters John Bean Sprayers fa Gandy Fertilizer Applicators Heston StakHand GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 3273165 OFFICIAL AS AT TODAY COURTESY OF AMA mostly covered with packed snow or Highway Monarch to Car travel lanes Highways 52 and travel lanes Highway some short Icy Highway Trans Canada Calgary to Revel mainly bare with a few slippery Generally in good winter driving BanffRadium and BanffJas per highways are bare and hi good winter driving CrestonSalmo highway is mostly bare and sanded where PORTS OF ENTRY Opening Closing Coutts 24 hours Carway 9 to 6 Del Bonita 9 to 6 9 to 6 24 hours Pm IMlRykerts 8 to Chief Mountain 8 to 5 Highway Carway to Card some icy Card ston to travel lanes mostly Highway Lethbridge to Grassy travel lanes bare and Highway Lethbridge travel bare ana Lundbreck to the EC some snow packed icy Highway Lethbridge to Highway Lethbridge to bare except for occa sional icy sections east of Card Lethbridge to some long icy Highway Pincher Creek to ;