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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 36-THE LETHBRIDGE May GEORGE BUZUNIS ERNIE PATTERSON Disqualified mayors' bill in the works CALGARY A government bill now before the provincial legislature would allow two southern Alberta ejected from office for conflict of interest to run in the Oct. 15 municipal election. Former Claresholm mayor Ernie Patterson says he's watching progress of the bill with interest if it is will attempt to get back into office. But former Fort Macleod mayor. George termed the pending legislation bunch of and said he is not interested in running again. Bill an amendment to the Municipal Elections would permit a disqualified mayor or councillor in Alberta to appeal to a judge to have the period of disqualification shortened. The bill received second approval in principal. The present law requires an official ruled out of office to sit out two general elections before running again. Chief municipal inspector Jack Fleming of Edmonton Dredicted there should be time for a decision on an appeal to allow the two former mayors to file nomination papers by the Sept. 15 deadline. Mr. a high school vice was disqualified after voting on a town council resolution to cut a meridian strip across a highway to provide access to a shopping centre in which he owned a laundromat. He lost an appeal against the disqualification in the Alberta Supreme Court last June. Mr. Patterson said since leaving the mayor's office he has unsuccessfully sought senior administration jobs with several school districts and the assistant manager's job with the City of Lethbridge. disqualification was a factor against me in these said the 37 year old father of two sons and a daughter. Mr. Buzunis was ruled ineligible to continue as mayor after purchasing a lot from the Town of Fort Macleod in 1973. The Municipal Government Act prohibits an elected official to make such a purchase unless the property has first been advertised so that it can be sold to the highest bidder. town has never advertised lots for he said. don't think any small towns advertise lots for He termed the ruling a cheap noting that at 59 years of the disqualification puts a bad mark on a long record of service to the community. An appeal of his disqualification is expected to be heard by June in the Supreme Court of Alberta appellate division nere. Civil war documents cause sensation Doctors benefit from sex book EDMONTON In addition to the doctors can benefit from reading the book The Joy of Dr. Thomas an Edmonton told an obscenity hearing Wednesday. Dr. Nelson was the first witness called by the defence during the third day of the hearing before District Court Judge S. V. Legg to determine the fate of the book. The whose qualifications as an expert witness were accepted by crown counsel David Kilgour without said the book offered common sense in several sections. He said many of the questions asked of him by patients were answered accurately in the book. Dr. Nelson admitted that had the book been written 15 or 20 years it might have been by some people. However the since the Second World War and changing attitudes to sex during the last few years have led to people asking straight forward he said. He saw the book as in tc relieve some of the stress and anxiety that become involved in sexual including those in marriage. QUESTION NORMALITY He said some of his patients ask him if their desires or those of a partner are normal or perverted. The'Joy of with other books on the same can reassure many Dr. Nelson said. He said the book's contents could also help doctors and other professionals involved in counselling people with sexual problems. book such as this which deals frankly and openly with this subject contributes to very much more productive During the first two the crown's expert Dr Jean an Edmonton public school board said suggestions in the book could be and psychologically to some readers. Dr Nelson agreed there could be some distress if people were forced to read the adding that some people any discussion or reading of anything to do with sex is going to be potentially He said that during the last two or three years he had discussed with patients all of the sexual practices mentioned in the book. Questioned by Mr. Dr. Nelson said he had not referred any of his patients to the book but some of them had read it and found it easier to discuss their problems with him. Police seized 200 copies of the written by anonymous authors and edited by Dr. Alex last November on a warrant issued by Judge Legg. Survivors compensated TOKYO Pan American World Airways will make a cash payment to the families of Japanese victims of the April 22 Pan Am jetliner crash on the island of Bali. A Pan Am spokesman said Thursday the families of the 29 Japanese dead aboard the plane will each receive 1.2 million yen in addition any compensation agreed upon later. A total of 107 passengers and crew LONDON The an- nouncement that documents have been discovered outlining Irish Republican Army plans for launching a civil war in Northern Ireland has caused an immediate sensation in Britain and brought praise for the security forces in Ulster. But many observers see the plans as little more than a re- statement of long-known IRA Some suggest Prime Minister Harold Wilson may have given the announcement more drama than its importance warranted in order to show that British troops in Ulster are still effec- despite some pressure in Britain for their withdrawal. Two leading IRA officers were captured in the house where the documents were found. 'the documents showed the IRA has formulated plans for taking over sections of bombing Protestant areas of the city and burning any parts they were forced to yield as part of a policy. The discovery led Brian leader of the mori- bund Northern Ireland execu- to issue a statement that the IRA now has been proven to be the greatest enemy of the Irish people. CLAIM AUTHORSHIP The IRA was quick to claim authorship of the found in a Belfast house. But the organization's spokesmen maintained that the documents contained contingency plans which would be put into full effect only if civil war broke out. Loyalist say privately they have emergency plans to be put into effect in case of an outright. civil war. .they include burning parts of Belfast and destroying sections of its industrial complex. Wilson stressed that the IRA objective of taking over areas of the city was particularly ominous. But it is general knowledge in Ulster that the IRA already controls life in most of the Roman Catholic enclaves of Belfast and other large centres. The same is true of Protestant extremists who wield great authority over the loyalist areas. As far as the scorched-earth policy of burning areas which it might be unable to the IRA first began this as long ago as 1969 when it organized the Catholics to burn the homes they were forced out of rather than surrender them to Protestant extremists. When Wilson made his dra- matic he was faced with what seems to be a slowly-building feeling within his Labor party that the troops should be pulled out of Ulster. The IRA probably prefers a' situation where it can continue its guerrilla tactics in a kind of a no-war no-peace stalemate. Sears slip into something this summer If you think sensible clothes are slip out to Sears and into something triacetate jersey knit...cool and whisper soft but bold and beautiful in everyway for every everyday. Easily too Shown are but 3 styles from our exciting collection of misses and half sizes Get into a good into Misses'10-18. Half sizes T M Ladies Dresses Simpsons-Sears Ltd. at Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guarantee satisfaction or money refunded and tree delivery Store Open Dally a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to p.m. Centre Village Mall. Telephone 328-9231 ;