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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 - THI IETHMIDOI HIRAID - Tuesday, March SO, 1971 Gloria Swanson, who celebrated her 72nd birthday here, received the one gift she wanted most of all - the last of her family has been converted to organic foods. ' '  . "My daughter told me my grandson has lost 20 pounds and the whole family has gone organic. At last they're taking notice of momma. They're converts." The film veteran, who arrived for a four-week run as star of the comedy Butterflies GLORIA SWANSON . . -. Real Food Nut Are Free, had one question to ask while being interviewed. "Where can you buy healthy fish in Toronto? Is there anywhere at all you can get meat that isn't as deathly sick as human beings are? She attributes her healthy, young - looking features to health food. "You know, I play a woman of 40 in Butterflies. All the matrons sit in the front row with their opera glasses on me and wonder how I do it. The real thing about me is the food. "Okay, I'm a food nut. I don't care what you call me. But I get so concerned about the way people abuse their bodies with alcohol and drugs." Foreign Minister Swaran Singh rejected a demand in the lower house of Parliament that India should immediately quit the Commonwealth over Britain's decision to sell arms to the white-minority, apartheid-practising South African government. The demand to quit was made during question time by a government Congress party member, Shashi Bhusan, who said Prime Minister Edward Heath's Conservative government had reached its decision even before a Commonwealth study group on Indian Ocean security, set up at the recent Singapore Commonwealth conference, had had time to meet.  "* * Dr. John Lewis Robinson, a geography professor at the University of British Columbia, has been awarded the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's Massey Medal for his work as a researcher, teacher and writer in the field of Canadian geography. * *  Lakeland, Fla. deputies said they needed no aviation experts to determine the cause of a private plane crash that slightly injured a man and his wife. Inspector Chuck Kenney said., the couple began arguing and-the woman snatched the keys from the ignition. They were at'1,500 feet. Both were treated for cuts and bruises after the powerless plane crashed in an orange grove, Finance Minister Edgar Benson will be making "stubborn, serious mistake" if he doesn't reduce taxation before 1972, Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield said in Ed monton. "There's no sign of enough growth in the economy this year to cut down the level of unemployment,'. he told news conference. He said he agrees with Mr. Benson's statements that the economy will expand this year. But things were unlikely to improve enough to eat into existing unemployment. MONTREAL (CP) - A tattered and yellowing diary penned by rebel Louis Riel during the events leading to the 1885 Battle of Batoche goes up for auction April 22. The cloth-bound document, which at first glance looks like nothing more than an aged business ledger begins about the time of the Duck Lake engagement March 26, 1885. The last two pages, the only ones written in pencil, were dated May 8. About a dozen of the 57 pages are missing and historians believe they were ripped out by Riel himself. Bernard Antmann, president of Montreal Book Auctions Ltd., says bidding on the diary is expected to begin at about $10,000, and final sale price will likely range from $20,000 to $25,000. New snowmobile controls loom BANFF (CP) - The supervisor of outdoor education in Alberta says snowmobile operators face tighter controls from an operator training program and possible compulsory driver, licensing. Emmett Smith said the measures, which would also include designation of trails on crown land, would be taken co-ODertatively through the Al-berta snowmobile advisory committee. The plan, he said, is to Have training programs for operators and instructors in operation by September. He told a meeting of the Alberta Parks and Recreation Association that the program will include first aid, survival training, and enviromc e n t a' education as well as maintenance and operation of snowmobiles. A policing system will also be set up in Alberta with volunteers from operator clubs working along the same lines as the volunteer ski patrol system. Mr. Smith also said consideration is being given to setting a minimum age level for operating snowmobiles. While initially aimed at con trolling use of snowmobiles, he said, the program could later be extended to govern operation of other off - road machines such as the "all terrain vehicles," Metis Association plans educational foundation CALGARY (CP) - The Metis Association of Alberta plans to establish a native educational development foundation to increase educational opportunities for Metis youngsters. "We are hoping to acquire $100,000 in donations and grants from private and government sources," said Arnold Strynadka of Edmonton, treasurer and education consultant with the association. He said the money would be invested and the annual interest used to finance post-secondary studies for Metis young people. "Financial need will be the most important factor in deciding who will receive assistance. "There is not a single Metis Sound measure PARIS (AP) - National Assembly President Achille Per-etti has ordered rubber shock absorbers installed under the hinged desk tops in the lower house chamber to muffle the sound of deputies banging their desks to protest the proceedings. ADAPTED WELL MOSCOW (AP) - American mink transplanted in 1970 to the eastern slope of the Ural Mountains have adapted well, the official Soviet news agency Tass reported. student attending the Univer sity of Alberta in Edmonton, and I suspect only a few at the University of Calgary." He announced the new project at a three-day Metis conference which helped organize their movement in Calgary. The conference was attended by 500 persons. Banks extend credit system HALIFAX (CP) - Four Ca nadian banks will extend their Chargex credit-card system to all provinces May 31 when the scheme goes into operation in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, it was announced today. The system was launched Ontario and Quebec in 1968, i British Columbia in 1969 and will reach the Prairie provinces at the end of April. J. E. Johannesson, manager of the Montreal Chargex accounting centre, announced the extension here today on behalf of the Royal Bank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto Dominion Bank and Bank Canadian National. He said Chargex now has about 3.1 million cardholders and more than 41,000 participat ing business establishments, Riel diary up for sate Increase expected in weapons aid WASHINGTON (AP) -United States officials expect China will step up its weapons deliveries to Hanoi this year in view of North Vietnam's losses from U.S. strikes at her Laos and Cambodia supply areas. The officials do not anticipate Peking will include troops in its expanded military aid, since the fighting is well away from the Chinese border and North Vietnam has shown no shortage of manpower. Chinese arms assistance to Norm Vietnam last year is estimated to have totalled about $85 million, roughly one-tenth of Hanoi's over-all military and economic help from Communist countries. The comparable 1968 and 1969 figures are estimated at about $100 million. Last October Peking announced a renewed aid agreement with Hanoi and early this month it issued a tough-sounding communique following Premier Chou En-lai's visit to Hanoi accompanied by Chinese military men. The S'oviet Union is North Vietnam's largest supplier in terms of oil and of such expensive, sophisticated items as anti-aircraft missiles and communications equipment. The bulk of Chinese arms aid to North Vietnam is in lighter weapons important in the ground combat of the Indochina war. Peking's shipments range from machine-guns, recoilless rifles and anti-aircraft guns to mortars, rocket launchers and grenades plus ammunition. Her military deliveries also include uniforms and field gear. Several Americans have displayed interest in the diary, he says, mainly because Riel was a United States citizen. If, however, they don't bid on the diary, the top price may be somewhat' lower than $25,000. "Canadians are a little puritanical about this type of thing. They have, not yet understood that a historical document of this importance commands certain financial investments." FOUND AFTER BATTLE The diary was first found on the battlefield after the fall of Batoche on May 12. Some of Riel's papers had been impounded by justice department officials preparing to charge him with instigating the North West Rebellion. It disappeared soon after and; according to the Centennial edition of the magazine The Nor'-Wester, was not discovered until 1970. Mr. Antmann says the diary belongs to Erick Wells of Winnipeg who has bad it "for some time."; The diary, sometimes referred to as a prayer book has been mentioned through the years by various historians. It was written entirely in French. Mr. Antmann would like to see the diary purchased by �� group of Canadians for presentation to the Canadian or a provincial government. "Such documents rightly belong to national institutions but they don't, have the money to go for it," he says. "Like universities, public. institutions are hard-pressed for funds right now and this is perhaps not the best time for an. auction of this type:" Baby plunges 18 storeys -and lives ;. TORONTO (CP) - Gary O'Neill, 18 months, remained in critical condition in hospital Monday after falling eight storeys to a sidewalk from his apartment - building window Saturday. Fourteen doctors worked to save the boy's life at the Hospital for Sick Children. Doctors' removed the spleen from the boy, who suffered severe internal injuries but apparently no head injuries in the fall from an Ontario Housing Corp. building. Liquor ad ban to get opposition VANCOUVER (CP) - Herb Capozzi, Social Credit MLA for Vancouver Centre, said today he expects to see/opposition in the British ColuinMa legislature to a government'proposal to ban liquor advertising. Mr. Capozzi, whose fain i 1 y owns Catena Wines Ltd., said some members of the legislature feel it would be wrong to prevent manufacturers from promoting preference of their product over another. "For example., a' wine maker should be .allowed to advertise preference of wine over beer," be said in an interview. 'I expect some opposition in the House," he said, pointing out that Premier W. A. C. Bennett has declared the proposal -as well as a, bill to ban advertising of tobacco products- a free-vote matter, clear of parry lines. The. bans, proposed in bills presented by the Social Credit government Friday, would be effective Sept. 1. Mr. Capozzi said he expected Uie tobacco advertising bill to win relatively easy passage in the House. LANGUAGE FREEDOM CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - Officials said members of parliament who had been required to finish-their speeches in the same official language-English or Afrikaans-in which they started now may skip back and forth like cabinet ministers. MAJOR DEPOSIT MOSCOW (AP) - A newly discovered marble deposit in Georgia is larger than any others in the region and includes enough black marble to meet the demand for 50 years, the Soviet news agency Tass reported. Healing Substance... ShrinksPiles, Checks Itch Exclusive healing annstance proven to shrink hemorrhoids...and repair damaged tissue. A renowned research institute has found a unique healing substance with the ability to shrink hemorrhoids painlessly. It re-, lieves itching and discomfort in minutes and speeds up healing of the injured, inflamed tissues. One hemorrhoidal case history after another reported "very striking improvement." 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Liberties group wants act revoked OTTAWA (CP) - The Canadian Civil Liberties Association called on the federal government Monday to revoke the Public Order (Temporary Measures) Act, 1970. In a- brief to Justice Minister John Turner, the association also said: "For some time, the government of Canada has been preparing us for new legislation which would contain emergency powers that are especially adaptable for peace-time emergencies. "As matters now stand, we are opposed to the very idea of such legislation. Its assets are dubious; its pitfalls are numerous. The concept of 'something between the Criminal Code and the War Measures Act* poses a continuing and unnecessary threat to civil liberties. "The Canadian Civil Liberties Association r e spectfully requests that the Public Order Act be revoked forthwith. 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