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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, May 14, 1973 Abortion performed on TV MONTREAL abor- tion performed by a Montreal doctor was shown Sunday night on the CTV public affairs pro- gram W5. Dr. Henry Morgentaler, cur- rently facing charges of per- forming illegal abortions, said he calls himself a medical abortionist and described _his methods as vacuum aspiration. The operation, performed on a young married u-oman iden- tified as Mrs. Hart, took five LJJ.1CVI J minutes and was shown in its entirety. Mrs. Hart showed no in- dication of pain and spoke with the doctor throughout the oper- ation as he described the pro- cedure to her. He gave her a local anes- thetic and after the sound of the suction machine was heard briefly, he held up a bag. Public opinion polls show Tanaka popularity declining "would you believe me if told you you are not pregnant any he asked. all finished. It's beau- tiful. You're not bleeding, you're healthy and you're not pregnant any more." Mrs. Hart sat up, smiled and walked out of the room. HAS ONE CHILD The woman was the mother of one child and told Dr. Mor- gentaler in an interview before the operation she normally used a disaphragm as a birth control measure but had omitted to use it on one occasion. He asked her if there was a reason why she did not want to have a second child. She said she and her husband had made "all kinds of plans" including building a house and did not want another child at that point. She had been referred to Dr. Morgentaler from a clinic in Ot- tawa. Dr. Morgentaler said he receives hundreds of referrals each week from doctors across Canada. He said he believes that by performing abortions he is "ex- tending a helping hand" to someone in need. The official Roman Catholic stand against abortion is "pre- scientific" and failed to recog- nize the harm done when such an operation is refused, he said. NDPer flays government cv bureaucracy CALGARY (CP) Nancy Fug, president of the Alberta New Democratic Party, flayed the government for its "policy of bloated bureaucracy." Mrs. Bng made her criti- cisms after she was nominated by acclamation to contest the expected provincial byelection in Calgary Foothills. A prime example of the gov- ernment's policy was with re- gard to the University of Cal- gary where the government claims the right "to say who can teach, what they teach and bow." Provincial fiscal restraint in other areas of education is also to be deplored, she said in alluding to a report the Cal- gary public school board may reduce its teaching staff by 200 in 1974. The government was con- cerned with human deprivation and suffering last month when it ordered rural teachers in southern Alberta to end a strike. "Where is the rural depriva- tion? If 200 teachers are fired, that is going to be the depriva- tion. The quality of education is going to go down." Provincial NDP leader Grant Notley criticized the govern- ment aim of higher gas prices By YUKO NAKAMIKADO TOKYO (Reuter) Popu larity for a politician is a fleet- ing Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka has discovered. He entered office last July to widespread public acclaim as a dynamic man of action, a high- school dropout who had battled his way to the top. The public gave him a record popularity rating of 62 per cent in those heady early days. But after 10 months in office I that popularity nose-dived un- der the influence of surging prices. Three separate public opinion polls in recent weeks showed support for the prime minister clown to about 26 per cent. The plunge may have prompted Tanaka to reject the plastic gaia party proposed by his aides to celebrate his 55th birth- day earlier this month. MAN OF ACTION What went wrong? The pub- lic, weary of the eight-year reign of Prime Minister Eisaku Sato, welcomed the energetic Tanaka as a man pledged to quick decisions and actions. He started off in dramatic style by sweeping away decades of hostility to establish diplo- matic relations with China last September. Banking on his high personal popularity and personal charm, the prime minister called an early general election last De- cember. His ruling Liberal Democratic party suffered a major setback with its record-low popular vote of 46 per cent. It was saved only by the disproportionate number of parliamentary seats in the parry's now The election considerably strengthened the left-wing bloc of Socialists and Communists who never have wasted a mo- ment to hound the government on every conceivable issue. The major target has been Tanaka's grand plan to build a Japanese pollution and urban over- crowding by drastic redistribu- tion of population and industry. LAND PRICES SOAR Since publication of the plan last July there has been little for land prices which have sky-rocketed out of the reach of ordinary citizens. Of the country's top 100 tax- payers last year, 94 earned their fortunes through land deals. Retail and wholesale price in- dexes have registered near- record gains under the Tanaka administration. In a recent ma- jor scandal, six of the most fa- mous trading companies were brought before parliament to be accused of forcing up prices through speculafive deals in land and commodities. The Liberal Democrats lost a city election in April in Nagoya, western Japan, to a candidate backed by the Communists and Socialists. A card-carrying Communist became the country's first mayor in neighboring Osaka prefecture the same month. VOTERS VEER LEFT The entire vital industrial belt along the Pacific coast from Tokyo to Osaka now is in the 'lands of leftists. The conservative vote, declin- 'ng in urban areas, will face an mportant test in the July Tokyo mteropolitan assembly election. The Liberal Democrats are already outnumbered by the combined opposition. This is regarded as a major skirmish prior to the upper house elections in July next year, when the government's meager majority is In danger. Observers said it remains to be seen whether a series of overseas tours later this year, especially to the U.S. and the Soviet Union, can offset Tan- aka's unpopularity on domestic issues. There is already a growing debate over can survive private Tanaka three-year term. whether his full Martha Mitchell denies being in mental hospital New York Times Service NEW YORK -Mrs. John Mitchell was reportedly secret- ed in a mental hospital last week, but Sunday, sounding as ebullient as ever, the former attorney general's wife denied it, "Anybody who says that, why they're just as crazy as can she told The Times by telephone. "I'm right here at home. I went to see some friends of mine. I'm trying to live a private life now. Martha Mitchell has a right to privacy now, and I'm going to demand it." Mrs. Mitchell, who tele- phoned The Times in response to queries concerning her whereabouts, said she had a "pleasant week" at "some- body's house, I don't have to tell you that she had "a perfect right to find my little and that she came home Sunday "because it's Mother's Day." IN GOOD SPIRITS The call was apparently made from the Mitchell's Man- hattan apartment building. An observer reported seeing Mrs. Mitchell enter the building shortly before the telephone call was made. She appeared to be in good spirits. Despite Mrs. Mitchell's de- Courage VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) Six blind students plan to climb Oregon's highest peak Sunday because how else "will they ever know what a mountain The girls and four boys ranging in age from 12 to students at the state School for the Blind in Vancouver. They plan to at- tempt to reach the summit of Mount Hood. nial, however, a source at tin hospital where she was posed to have stayed said that the former attorney general's wife did arrive at the institu- tion shortly after midnight last Monday. The source said she was "ex- tremely docile" and "possibly drugged" when she arrived with an unidentified escort. She refused to sign herself in, the source said, but she was ad- mitted nonetheless. LIVE LONGEST Trees live longer than any other living thing. at Portland PORTLAND, Ore. CAP) A man with a rifle who police said identified himself as William Howard Abernathy, 25, held two unidentified persons hostage this morning in a fuel storage JILCUK cuui vi. iu6m_i boo zrea. of Portland International as "a plan to yield a bonanza Airport, a spokesman said. for the oil industry and almost m--------'-l-----'-----J nothing for the Alberta peo- ple." The man later released one of the hostages, police said. No one was injured. 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Depending on the kind of car you drive, the kind of driving you do, the kind of money you want to spend. Maybe it'll be General's Dual-Steel Radial. The latest in radial design. It's quiet, smooth-riding, and ideally suited to Canadian driving conditions. Or there's the General Steelbelt 780. Another new design, and you should price it before you buy any belted tire. Two very different tires, in terms of con- struction, performance and price. But like all nine different types of General tires, very good value for your money. For tires that'fit Tire dealer. Our everyday low prices, service and know -how add up to a tire deal you can't beat any- where. And even if you don't know a 78-series from a 4-plus-2, we'll bet you know good value and service when you get it. STRAI DUAL-STEEL RADIAL STEELBELT 780 SPRINT JET RADIAL (for imports) ELRICH TIRE LTD 402 1st Ave. S. Phone 327-6886 or 327-4445 LETHBRIDGE BOW ISLAND People you can depend on for tires you can depend on ;