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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 31, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Wadniiday, March 31, 1971 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - 31 Veterans get more money OTTAWA (CP) - The Commons veterans affairs committee Tuesday approved three government bills increasing veterans disability pensions by 10 per cent and allowances by 15 per cent, all effective Thursday. The legislation, which seems certain to win quick third reading in the Commons and Senate approval before receiving royal assent, will affect about 200,000 veterans and dependents. Veterans Affairs Minister Jean-eudes Dube told the committee the 10-per-cent increase in basic rates will mean that a married veteran getting a full pension will receive $4,464 under the new legislation instead of $4,056. He said the 15-per-cent in crease in basic rates of war veterans' allowances would mean a married recipient at the maxi msm rate will receive $201 i month instead of the present $175. Proposed legislation would also make pension schedules under the Pension Act apply to those covered until now by schedules set out in the Civilian War Pensions and Allowances Act. Mr. Dube said Pension Act schedules already apply to most civilian war pensioners and the proposed bill would make them apply to the remainder,.former air-raid precautions workers and members of voluntary aid detachments. "This means that civilian war pensioners will receive the 1( per cent increase as of April 1 and also that in future years their pensions will rise automatically whenever veterans' pensions may be raised," he said. Banff man wins nomination BANFF (CP) - I. N. (Slim) Martin, co-owner of the Canadian Wax Gallery in Banff, won the Social Credit nomination for the Banff-Cochrane constituency. He defeated Cochrane rancher Bruce Boothby at a nomina tion meeting to decide the par ty's representative in the next provincial election. Move to end fighting in Pakistan NEW DELHI (Reuter) -West Pakistan troops appear to be winning the struggle to restore government authority to secessionist East Pakistan but they are still meeting determined resistance, informed sources said today. Information coming out of embattled East Pakistan remained fragmentary and there was no way of checking all the claims and counter-claims broadcast by the official radio and clandestine rebel stations. In New Delhi today, the lower house of parliament unanimously passed a resolution demanding an immediate end to the use of force and "the massacre of defenceless people" by the Pakistan government. Homage paid iormer "King Freddie' COMMANDO RAID IN LAOS - Map locates Base Area 611 in the Laotian panhandle, where South Vietnamese commandos landed Wednesday for a raid on North Vietnamese base. U.S. helicopters landed the small force of raiders inside Laos. _ Co-ordinating group planned KAMPALA, Uganda (Beu-ter) - The body of Sir Edward Frederick Mutesa, the last kabaka (king) of Bu-ganda, arrived at Entebbe Airport from London today to be laid beside three previous kabakas in the royal tombs at Kasubi near here. After ceremonies at Entebbe the body was taken by helicopter to Kololo airstrip in a Kampala suburb where people waited all night to pay homage to the former monarch, popularly known as "King Freddie." Twelve elders of Sir Edward's Baganda people, in an open letter published today, called on all Bagandas to keep the peace during the five-day mourning ceremonies. King Freddie, first presi-d e n t of newly-independent Uganda, died in poverty in London three years ago after he was banished by then President Milton Obote in 1966. Now a new Ugandan leader, Maj.-Gen. Idi Amin, has overthrown Obote. The Ugandan high commission, for security reasons, has decided not to release details about exhumation of the re- mains of King Freddie from a north London graveyard where they have lain since a military funeral in December, 1969. A coroner's verdict that death was due to acute alcoholic poisoning was never accepted by a number of followers who maintained that the Local residents to attend meet About 16 Lethbridge area residents are slated to attend the 24th annual convention of the Alberta Real Estate Association in Edmonton. The c o n v e n tion officially gets under way Friday and lasts through Saturday. A lengthy list of speakers will address the convention on such topics as: low income housing, successful selling, real estate developments of the future, the use of imagination in selling, projections and trends in real estate financing, high rise development, managing for a profit and using tax legislation in real estate. kabaka was not a heavy drinker. Loyal Baganda-as the people of Buganda are known-� suspected that Cambridge-educated King Freddie was poisoned by an assassin, but British police said there was nothing to suggest this and closed the case. King Freddie was the kabaka of Buganda, largest of four kingdoms within Uganda. A 1967 constitution brought in by Obote abolished the semi-autonomous monarchies in a drive to heal tribal rivalries and .make Uganda a strong, unitary state. THOUSANDS SOLD More than 100,000 water beds were sold in the United States last year. SEE PAGE 19 ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS GRAND OPENING 426  6th Street S. A continuing education association will soon be established in Lethbridge to co-ordinate both program offerings and program advertising in all evening school and special interest courses available to city risidents. Dale Heyland, acting director of the Lethbridge Community College school of continuing Bull sale in Pavilion The annual Lethbridge spring purebred bull sale will be held Thursday and Friday in the Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion. There are 112 Herefords and 89 Aberdeen Angus bulls enter ed in the sale. Showtime for the Herefords will be 7 p.m. tonight, with the sale starting Thursday at 9 a.m. The Angus will be shown at 9:30 a.m., and the sale will be at 1 p.m education Tuesday was given the go ahead by the college board of governors to co-operate in the program. The University of Lethbridge continuing education department will also be part of the association, as likely will other Lethbridge groups offering special educational programs. Duplication of programming would be avoided by use of the association. Generally, college-oriented programs would be offered by the college, univer sity-oriented courses by the university and the grey ground in between would be settled by discussions within the association. Application deadline extended: Many hundreds of European jobs still open! SUMMHt fflPUrfflM F0RST1IDWTS Nearly 3,400 jobs are open to post-secondary Canadian students under the new International Student Summer Employment Programme... working holidays in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Low-cost travel arrangements are also available through three Canadian student organizations. ? must be 18 years or more by their departure date (21 for Belgium) ? must apply by April 19,1971. Although a working knowledge of the language of the host country Students must agree to work for would be helpful, a very basic at least two months beginning ability to communicate will often mid-May or early June. The work be sufficient. If in doubt, inquire week is generally longer in Europe and, although wages are often lower than Canadian standards, in many cases room and board is provided. To be eligible, students ? must be Canadian citizens ? must be registered at/or attending full-time a college, further. APPLY NOW! As final selection will be made by the host country, earlier applications will receive preferential consideration. Make your inquiries at your Student Placement Office, or at your nearest Weed killer fatal CATANIA, Sicily (Reuter) -Two young sisters, aged six and nine, died Tuesday after accidentally washing their hair with weed killer. The bottle they used was labelled soap powder. Three of the girls' brothers were reported critically ill, university or technical institute Canada Manpower Centre. 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