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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, May 18, 1971 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - I HOT EYES TOO - An RCMP security officer guards Prime Minister Trudeau from the enticing stare of Mary Anne Gray of New Liskard, Ont. Miss Gray was expelled from the Commons public gallery for wearing hotpamts. She was permitted to re-enter the gallery after retrieving her jacket from ths checkroom. Dollar for dollar you can't buy a whiter house paint than CILUX TRUTONE White from CIL Paints U.S. ground role moving toward close Native friendship centres face new financial crisis WASHINGTON (ReutetO -Army Secretary Stanley Resor said Monday 70 per cent of United States combat units have been withdrawn from South Vietnam and the U.S. ground-fighting role is drawing to a close. Resor, who has just returned from a tour of South Vietnam, set no precise date on which the U.S. role in ground combat would end. But he told a news conference that by the autumn of this year, the United States will no longer have the capability to influence ground fighting significantly. At one point, Resor said the major combat role has already shifted to South Vietnamese government forces. Later in the conference he amended this, saying the major combat role will have shifted by the end of this summer. Resor declined to speculate on the rate of withdrawal of U.S. forces beyond December, at which time the number of Americans in South Vietnam will have fallen to 184,000 from a peak of more than 500,000. when President Nixon took office at the beginning of 1969. CALGARY .(CP) - Alberta native friendship centres face another year of financial crisis because of "tight - fisted government grant policies," says Peter Creswell, director of the NAPI Friendship Association in Pincher Creek. "If the governments do not feel that the centres aire working for the benefit of people, why don"t they close them altogether? Skydi^er falls to his death OKEGAWA, Japan (AP) - A Canadian skydiver was killed here when his parachute did not open in a 4,920-foot jump Easter seal campaign over the top EDMONTON (CP) - The 1971 Alberta Easter Seal campaign has raised $152,000, about $8,000 more than its objective, George Bate, campaign executive director, said here. Mr. Bate said Edmonton, Calgary, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Wetas k i w i n, Lethbridge, and Grande Prairie all exceeded their objectives. from a light plane near Oke-gawa, north of Tokyo, police reported. Officers said Thomas M. Howard, 24, an English-language instructor in Tokyo, was skydiv ing for.the first time in eight months. Police said the ripcord of his parachute was found not to have been pulled. They said Howard might have lost consciousness while whirling during his dive. In Tokyo, the Canadian embassy said Howard's parents, who live in Saskatoon, were informed of their son's death by cable MORE TV By the time he is 21 a typical United States student has spent about 15,000 hours in classroom instruction, it is estimated, but about 30,000 hours watching television. "At least then we would know where we stand." He said government grants for 1971-72 will fall $40,000 short of basic requirements, meaning a slow death for what is one of the most valuable programs in racial relations in the province." The centres in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Peace River, Grande Prairie and Pincher Creek attempt to bridge differences between natives and white communities. The total government grant for all the centres has remain' ed unchanged at $60,000 for four years. He said the centres presented a budget of $120,000 to the provincial government, but only received $80,000. While this year's grant appears to be an increase of $20, 000, Mr. Creswell said, it will not work out that way if two new centres - High Prairie and Fort McMurray - join the group as planned. CARPET and LINO (Complete Installations!) Free Estimates! No Obligation! PHONE 327-8578 CAPITOL FURNITURE "The Carpet House ot the South" $40 million coal deal announced REGINA (CP) - A $40 million contract under which Manitoba and Saskatchewan Coal Company of Estevan will supply Saskatchewan Power Corporation with 1.65 million tons of coal a year for 15 years, was signed today. In announcing the agreement at a news conference, Health Minister Gordon Grant, vice-chairman of the board of SPC, said the company will develop a new strip mine just a mile from Boundary Dam generating station south of Estevan. The production from the new mine will go to fire the boilers at the power station, one of the largest lignite - burning plants in Canada. 100 Copies $3.30 plus tax Instant Print & Copy Div. 1269 Third Ave. S. lefhbric/fli King-Size taste has a brand-new 1 MV 17th St. S. ^f^w Ph. 328-4461 MOSSEY 9th AVE. HARDWARE _ 1522 9th AVE. S. PHONE 328-3684 COALDALE LUMBER PRODUCTS LTD. COALDALE PHONE 345-3085 YOU WILL FIND THE BEST BRANDS ADVERTISED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Iky Export A Kings in the new pack. They'll look good on you. ;