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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 86 THE ItTHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday. May ID, 1977 under >lricl Moslem code Maldivian president decides to open republic to the ivorld MOIIT UOSKNWA'.M Maldui's (AD Tlic1 president luis ilmdcel to let Uic world inio llii.s cyral- jjprck rejHililk1, bin i! won't bi> For one Ihe Mal- clivLN1 only luiU'l lins no ran Silling fiiono in Ui Ocean, (lie M I d i i' e blc'iuled UK- politics of Haiti ii'.id I he physioflnornv of Mo- rfK't'O with the society of Al- ke's Them arc no kinks or barri. Tlu; fire engine- is on the island, Baiting at Hie deserted air strip across the I.'iMooi] in case Ihe hiuionlhly charier from Ceylon crashes. Twelve thousand Maldivians live under strict Moslem code on the lialf-mile by one-mile capital island, with another spread mur i.s- slrown across Lhe Equa- tor. A Rrifisfi family of four and some (.' and Indian teachers are the only foreign- ers in the country. Queen Elizabeth is the only head of slate who has ever usitc'd. There is almost no recorded history. M a 1 d i v i a n s. im- i mersed in family intrigues, won't commit anythint: lo paper and no foreigner known enough about the situation. Uritain. which leases an air .station in the Maldives, sends in only a few n year. STKPS DOWN President Ameer Ibrahim Nasir elected in I when the nation became a re- public. lie had been prime minisici lo (he sultan who slopped down from the office his family had held for centu- j rics. X a s i r ininujdialelv wilh- drew into his Aladdin style i palarc, insisting on making practically every government decision, usually by letter. Queen Elizabeth's visit not only brought him out in public for (Jic first lime in years, hut pave some of his ministers their first look at the inside of his headquarters. The Maldives shed British pntlet'lifJM ifi li'fn and became the Lulled Nations' smallest member. II maintains rela- tions wilh countries, includ- ing Kasl and VYosI (lermany and North and Snulli Korea The harbor is so cmpl} lhat visitors can see angel fish swimming in crystal clear water al Hie main customs wharf. Still, there is heavy traffic of "bugaluos" and doanies, artfully cnnslructcd sailing craft used by fisher- men to bring in the country's major u'eallh. The' Maldives also rims an asbmishing fleet cf :I2 mer- chanl vessels Ihot carry hvo to three million Ions of tramp cargo a year, but they seldom call here. Few persons sec tbe accounts of Ihe National Trad- ing Corporalion. which runs the ships and all commerce, though it is clearly making money somewhere. nusi.vKss Malcmians slay clear of such mailer, living behind the Africa-like whitewashed walls and lhalch fences along v.hifc .sand Musi avoid even speviUir-g Ihe president's name, looking coolly at a spot on a clislanl wall when il is menlioned. Two officials were punished lor repnrU'rs covering the Queen lo Ihe wrong gate I opener, it sells Ihe only liquor at the- palace compound. Nasir has chosen to encour- age tourism on a moderate scale, bringing in n Ceylonese lo manage eight-room iiolel in a converted ware- house. Though il locks a can Male is flat as a flounder, with winding lanes, a few straight streets, tall minarcis and abonl il) vehicles. Clut- tered shops sell Japanese watches, (jurmcsc rice and Interpol police force coded message experts 3T8 5lh ST. SOUTH PHONE 327-4210 Due to Public Demand We Are Extending Our Sale 3 Extra Days GRADUATION SPECIAt ALL SUITS Reg. 89.50 Double knits w o o I belled backs. Sizes 36 to 46, lall, regular, short. ONIY SPECIAL! ALL WEATHER .50 DOUBIE BREASTED SUITS Sirej 30 42. Price Dress Slacks Forlrel, Double Knits, Wool) OFF Qpen Thurs., Fri. till 9 p.m. Alterotions extra No refunds or exchanges By JOHN VINOCl'n SAINT CLOUD, France (AP) "Results of our gidad made Erkel; Ying Ling show a deportee from Brazil where giro! sent us re your odnub Mr. 2401 of March 27 has re- vealed ablov: It sounds mysterious, but not really. In fact, not much more r panizal Ihe coded tbe inlernalional police serv- ice, that sits out here 'on a bluff overlooking Paris, look- Ing like a well-scrubbed soap factory. Somehow, for all its lack of opaguc of circuitous aclivi- lies, Intcrpol has a repuialion as a supra-national police force with a staff of James Bonds and Hercule Poivols. It is not. Its basic job is trans- mitting messages and keeping archives for 114 countries, the kind of u-ork Iliat catches criminals but would put Aga- tha Christie to sleep. The message above trans- lates out as: "Results of our investigation made on subject named Yiug Ling show him to be a deportee from Brazil from where information sent us in reference lo your tele- pram No. 2401 of March 27, has revealed the Words like gidad, erkek and girof are used mainly lo sjieed transmission by subsliiiiting two-syllable code words for multisyllabic words or phrases. The fact is, no one is iikefy to be listening on the transmissions because bribing a cop would come cheaper for organized crime than setting up an elaborate station to mysterious than the or- I monilor lion that transited M'mls lh'- eye-shades and galluses, the Inlerpol trans- mission room looks a bit like a IMIls railway dispatching centre: men in earphones al- ternately tapping at Horse keys and writing out Morse messages for retransmission. The staff handles 400 to 450 messages a day. "It sounds a little corny, T one of the operators said, "but you get a kick when, say, Argentina reports back they've been able to make an arrest on a message you've handled from Bel- gium." Most of the remainder of the staff of includes po- licemen on loan from Canada, Britain, the United Slates, Austria. West Germany. Cey- lon and divided into operational groups, spe- cializing in an area of crime like narcotics or counterfeit- ing. The narcotics group is headed by Raymond Kendall, a chief inspector from Scot- land Yard. Us main job is culling tile, enormous Interpol files for information, pasting logclJicr hits and pieces of a criminal's activity in many countries for a line on whom he might ho linked with and what his methods of are. The archives take up a whole floor, one-half involving alphabetical listings aiul other phonetic files, where people are registered on the way someone heard a name pro- nounced The archives are not ac-. lually the nest place lo go for reassurance about your pri- vacy. Take a certain Mrs. V. She died in a plane crash. No criminal, she, but there was an insurance investigation on the crash and her name was filed away. Interpol's version of immortality. AVOIDS POLITICS The one Interpol section that has slightly wider func- tions is a counterfeit-currency group wliicli has a laboratory and makes expert determina- tions. The explanation for this is that many countries lack the expertise analysis of foreign counterfoils but are reluctant to send the money to the country involved for fear it will he confiscated Interpol, 20 years old, runs on a yearly budget of about SI million, paid on an assess- ment scale. Yugoslavia is the only Socialist country to hold membership, but there seems Lo ba no reason the Soviet Union and its allies would be kept out if they ask to join. The organization steers clear of cases mixing police and I politics. .lean Nepote. a Frenchman who is Interpol's secretary general, spends a good deal of his time on para-diplomalic missions: coaxing less than fully co-operative members to pull their weight, reminding them about arrears, and sug- gesting that Interpol needs money to grow in order lo keep up with the expansion of crime English fiatcnt from the .same .shelves. Two .stores, marked ambitiously "restaur- sell curries and lea made from leaf dust. Men run the central market and occupy Ihe cafes. Koranic law allows each man four wives and easy divorce, but limes arc changing, with youlhs in school ;inri many going overseas on scholar- ships. Despite the firm Moslem code, Ihe government radio broadcasts an American gos- pel program because it pays well. It also relays news from London, Peking, Sydney and Paris. i ''Today Maldivlans nre n hardy race with very simple minds and generally lacking i in Ihe sophisliealion of mod- I ern reads an en- gagingly frank information I department brochure Bnl they can't be far be- hind. The same department tried to charge a dozen corre- spondents S-lfi each for a Inick that carried them three-quart- ers of a mile, following Uie Queen. About HO tourists visited the Maldives in the first if) weeks of 1972. inrhidiiiR 30 Italians who chartered a plane to skin dive among the incredibly rich coral reek. Medical journal tells of LSD tri p CHICAGO (CP) The story He drew 3 knife and rushed al i of an American sludenl who went on a had I rip will] LSD. Ihe soldier, killing him and wounding Iwo oilier people. A crosse d Iwo continents and policeman finally shot him killed a in the iUkldle East Uic dic'st. His psychosis cleared is told in the Journal of the rapidly while he was recovering American Medical Association. A 22-yecir-old Jewish graduate j student who took some LSD in a from his wound in an Israeli hospital. An Israeili court declared California commune became! llnju lo trjai ue. convinced thai his companions j cause Of insanity and he was were from another planet. In I released lo his parents on panic, he fled lo the airport and tney take him to the flew home lo Ihe East Coasl. fol. hospital His parents saw him briefly and irealmenL With tbe exception noted he seemed tense and wilh- j of had trip, he had drawn but did not suspect he nol bccn psychotic previously j was psychotic. anu- no evidence of He then look Ins money out of psychosis rim ing four years of Ihe bank and flew' to Eruope, i follow-up treatment. i convinced thai he was escaping a Nazi conspiracy lo exlermi- nale the Jews. In terror he flow Morj. m[ for the student's two had trips .after approximalelv 20 he dc- [ Pans to Athens, 1 and fmally lo Tel Ay.v Imdmg hj js fe evidence to support his delus.-on partialh, depri. atcachtiiv valion anrl tbe riisorienlaling cf- There were soldiers m Lon- ffi tlll.ougnfeEu. don, police m Pans, soluiers in OB AUiens and in Israel the six-day i war had just ended and the 'n'c patient's character may country was mobilized. Through havc hlm susceptible to a the eight days of bis flight he '-SD trll'. the psyclnatrisli was agitated and slept little. said llc liart I When he saw the soldiers in Is- features in common with long- racl he believed {he Nazis bad LSD >'SL'rs. including nar- taken over and were gassing Uic cissiKlic orientation, shnllou- m- populalion t i m a c i c s. confused identity, At this point lie gave up hope chronic depression and search of escape and sal m a sidewalk tul' meaning through drugs, cafe drinking what he thought: Aulhors arc Drs. Peler Reich !to be poisoned wine, lie over- and Robert B. Hcpps from the heard a soldier speaking in He- Massachusetls Menial Health 1 brew and thought the man was Centre and the department of i a Nazi bragging about llu; Jews psychiatry. Harvard Medical he had killed. School. Boston. They're looking but you needn't. Alpha's nearly EVERYWHERE in Western Canada. Scouting ior pmuuuLs is cluiu s j'iity. Tlii.-'i.'i as close as your nearest food store and good grocers across Western Canada. Tbcy come in you from the T.nml of Milk and Honey the fertile farmlnnds of ihc rich, Red Deer Valley. Be prepared, Keep plenty en hand! Always use Alpha quality products, militia ior better I money deal i OSHAWA. Ont. (CP) Aid. Jim Poflicary says thai vilh a little drilling, single welfare recipients can get four times j as much monev and an im- pressive new wardrobe as well. He suggested lo council's social services committee Monday dial it urge persons hetvveen 17 anr! 2-f who are on welfare lo join (lie mililia, where llicy will be paid Silo n i week, compared with S2ll tbcy i now receive in welfare bcnc- j fits. Municipalities cannot com- pel recipients lo work lor fare bencfils. hut Ibc coinmit- iee decided lo (lie i m i 111 i a 's recruit mcnl pro- gram. 1 WINS OUT KUALA UIMITll (API A 69-year-old M a 1 a y s i a n farmer ran a mile in less than 10 minulcs heating his I old opponcnl hy five minutes. The nice .started as a coffee shop bet (luring a discussion on afiinp. Fans reuarded the u in- ner with 5 in. PHONE THE CANADA MANPOWER CENTRE FOR STUDENTS For the exlrn lummfcr hrlp you ncptl lo replace cm- ployocs on vacation I for odd jobs around your homrt hundreds of tlu- dctnU now (or work JuiJ call. IS JUSI AROUND IHE CORNER AND THE BETTY SHOP IS RCADV WITH CAPTIVAIING INTRIGUING GOWNS IN AIL LENGTHS.. 1CW. A DAY YOU'U REMEWlBFR FOREVFR AND A GOWN THAT B[ THE HIT OF Ih'L BALL OUR STYIES. .USE YOUR FASHION ACCOUi Floral Mauve. Centre Village College Mall ;