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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 30 THI KIHBP.IDGB HERALD Saturday, Novumber 11, WJ- Election next week Controversy erupts over right of West Berliners to vote POP SHOP and DELICATESSEN NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE BERLIN A controversy has erupted here over the rights of West Berliners to vote in the general elections in West Ger- many next week. The special status of Berlin under existing allied reserva- tions has barred the isolated city andi its 2.1 million residents from' direct nnd full represen- tation in the Bundestag, Bonn's lower house. announces their in their new and larger premises at 546-13th Street North ow sf0 I- Ck'" BANANAS 8JM CHOCOLATE s0usoge GREEN WICHES Salami and Onion and Cheete, etc In a Bun 39 (Reg. 65c) COKE AND JAMAICA GINGER ALE Quart botlln 4 -1-00 Plui depMit FANTA 10 01. botllei Plui deposit CIGARETTES King Sue and SHERBO'S PIZZA ]2" Reg. 1.59 "Stock Vice Hike" CARTON 1 M Phone 328-6177 546 13th St. North p.m. PEPSI and CANADA DRY Quart boHlei Plus depeiit CANADA DRY (Low Calorie) GINGER ALE Plui depoiit The Berlin city parliament sends 22 deputies to Bonn, but these representatives are neith- er directly elected nor do they have the right to vote in the Bonn parliament. Berliners have long deplored their exclu- sion, but now eager campaign promoters have discovered a loophole, at last for those with a second residence in the federal republic. West German election laws give these persons their Canada Savings Bonds net coffers million OTTAWA (CP) A nel amount of million was raised by the treasury during the week ended Nov. 8 in sales of Canada Savings Bonds, the Bank of Canau'a reports. Bomb scare conviction for Landisi NEW YORK (AP) A shoe merchant who admitted making bomb threats against the liner Queen Elizabeth 2 and Ameri can Airlines was sentenced Fri day to a tentative 20-year prison term. The term can be revised downward alter a re- port on a 90-day psychiatric study. Joseph Landisi, 48, of Beacon N.Y., was sentenced by Judge Arnold Bauman under a law that calls for imposing the max imum sentence, then reviewing it in light of the psychiatric re port. Landisi admitted making an anonymous phone call last Ma; to the Cunard line demanding with a threat to have two accomplices set off bombs on the QE2, then in mid-Allan tic wilh passengers ant 800 crew members aboard. Four British bomb-disposa experts were parachuted to tho liner. A search for bombs was fruitless. It was reported a Cunart vice-president dropped off the cash near New Pallz N.Y., in line with Landisi's tele- phoned instructions, bul lhal the money was not picked up. In June, Landisi demandec In a letter to American Airlines' Ihreatening to blow up planes and terminals. Police said Landisi picked up a dummy package, supposed to contain the money, Iwhind the Beacon post office. He was ar- rested the next day as ho opened his store, Joseph's Bootery. Landisi, married and father of two, was said to have no pre- vious police record. The 1973 Super Beetle is a whole different car inside. For one thing, there's a lot more inside, inside. We're giving you plenty of legroom up front. And fan- tastic headroom. We've also clone a nice thing for your nose. Our new windshield is pushed way forward, and curved. It's actually 42% larger. For comforr, the seats, too, arc curved. And for safely, inertia type sealbelis budda Up as llandard equipment. The padded dash is completely redesigned. To be read in a flash. Getting in and out of the back sear of tho Bug is now prclly easy even for non-alhlelic types. And we've had some very fresh ideas abouf air. And how to circulate it. Our remarkable improved venli- lalion system even de-fogs the side windows. Altogether, the interior of the 1973 Super Beelta is so radically different, you'd have a hard lime knowing il was n Bcelle, except for the sleering wheel insignia. There remain, however, certain things thai will give you the clue that you're driving a VW. Economy. Dependability. Our good old never-give-up characlor. Tho beauly of the new insida may be ils beauly. Bui Iho Fact that ircomesin Ihe carif does, is Ihe most beautiful part of all. Few things in life work as well as a Finance department sources say Hie figure only is indicative of the total amount sold during the week, since there are time- lags in reporting sales figures and affecting Ihe Bank of Can- ada accounts. Sales of the new bonds, which pay an average interest rate of 7.3 per cent when held to ma- turity without cashing yearly in- terest coupons, are continuing. Sales are heaviest between Nov. 1 and Nov. 15. As of Nov. 0, the total of all issues of Canada Savings Bonds outstanding was ?9.74 billion, up ?347 million for the week, and SI.5B billion higher than a year earlier. Investors says the interest rate this year is attractive but, since it is a shade less than the 7 43 per cent average offered on the bonds issued a year ago, it is not likely that many bond- holders would convert their 1971 bonds into the new issue. Last year's issue raised a record billion of new money for the treasury, more than double any net sale of Can- ada Savings Bonds since the mid-1960s. Broadcast produces death tips CALGARY (CP) A televi- sion broadcast recreating the 1969 slaying of a 31-year old Calgary engineer prompted tele- phone calls from more than 75 viewers. Chief Inspector Art Roberts said here that some of the in- formation received appeared "7eal good" and special teams of detectives were following up leads. The program on CFAC invit- ed viewers to telephone with in- formation they thought perti- nent. Chui Wai Yee was beaten to death when he took a summer late-evening walk near a well- travelled street. Ballard won't appeal jail term TORONTO fCP) Harold Ballard, president of Maple Leaf Gcrdens, will not appeal his three-year prison term for fraud and theft, his lawyer said here. John J. Robinette said in a telephone interview from Mon- cton. N.B., that the decision not Lo appeal was made after con- sultation with Ballard. Three weeks remain In the period in which he could launch action in flic Onlcrio Court of Appeal. Ballard, was sentenced Oct. 20 after his conviction on counts of fraud and theft in- volving more than in funds from the Gardens hockey arena. He was taken lo Kingston penitentiary Oct. to await transfer to a minimum-security prison. Ballard will be eligible For parole in one year. number is estimated lo be as high as the right to vote at the place in the federal republic where they are regis- tered. In the last few years, the combination of Berlin's special stalus and generous West Ger- man registration laws brought about conditions under which double residence emerged as Ihe best choice of two worlds. RECEIVE PASSPORTS Thousands of West Berlincrs established residence some- where in West Germany, pri- marily lo receive West Ger- man passports for visits to friends and relatives in East Berlin. West Germans can en- ter the eastern half of the city fcisily, while West Berliners were barred there for more than 10 years until- the Berlin agreement went into force last June. The East German authorities were aware numerous vi- sitors from Hamburg. Cologne or Dusseldorf in reality lived in a few blocks away in West Berlin, but they tolerated Ihe subterfuge. At the same time, a consid- erable number of West Ger- mans set up legal residence in West Berlin lor quite different reasons either lo take ad- vantage of Berlin's low tax rales or, in the case of numerous young men, to avoid the draft. Berlincrs, under allied rules, are exempt from serving InMhe army. The present conflict arose when various groups in the city, as widely diverging as the stu- dent body at the free univer- sity and the local association of police officials, sent round circulars offering addresses in Ihe west for Berliners to regis- ter and to vote. The opposition Christian Dem- ocratic Union, on the assump- tion lhat most Berlin votes would go lo Chancellor Willy Brandl's Social Democrats, pro- tested what they called the set- ting up of "sham residence" by West Berliners. The city gov- ernment, thereupon, announced that such practices were un- lawful. Big far rm Girl admits kidnapping of infant VANCOUVER (CP) Police said Friday they have found, the kidnapper of two-month- old Christina Topf, who was taken from a daycare centre at the downtown YMCA on Mon- day. A Jo-year-old girl with a his- tory of mental disturhance has admitted taking the daughter of Irmela and Ulf Topf, police said Two and a half hours after the abduction, the child was found wet and crying, but un- hurt, on the doorstep of a North Vancouver home. A police spokesman said the parents of the disturbed 15-year- old told their story to an un- named Vancouver lawyer who in turn contacted city police Thursday. "We have since Interviewed the accused girl and have satis- fied ourselves that she was re- said Tom Dixon, acting Deputy Chief Constable. Crude oil field price increased CALGARY (CP) Gulf Oil Canada Ltd. and Shell Canada Ltd. have increased by 10 cents a barrel the field price paid to producers of crude oil. Their move follows the lead taken earlier by Imperial Oil Ltd. The change, on all grades of orudc, put the price per barrel between and depend- ing on quality. BP Canada Ltd. and Husky Oil Ltd. say they will likely fol- low the trend but Mobil Oil Canada Ltd. and Texaco Ex- ploration Company said they aec still awaiting head office de- cisions. The increase means Canadian crude sells in the Chicago market for 53.65 a barrel or cents a harrcl less lhan Louis- iana oil. fair opened TORONTO (CP) Canada's biggest farm fair opens lor its 50th year today with a few cos- metic touches to make it look every minute of its age. With passage of years, the Royal Agricultural Winter fair gradually has changed from a niral showcase that attracted mostly farmers to a rural show- case lhat attracts mostly city dwellers. This year, looking older than ever jn honor of its 50-year his- tory, tlie Royal is expected to draw about per cent of them nostalgia-hun- gry urbaniles. Ci c n e r a 1 Manager John Moles's only regret is that the fair is not more ancient than it is. "Well, he said in an in- terview Thursday, "we're sort of highlighting the fact that this is our 50th year. But you know, we could really make some- thing out of it if it was our 100th anniversary, like some of thesa department stores are doing." However, he's making the most of the fair's half-century history. Officials have carefully recre- ated the town market square of a typical small Ontario Commu- nity of 1922, to give modem-day visitors a look at the way their grandparents lived. Authentic old vendors' wag- ons laden with fresh produce, a tobacco shop with a real cigar store Indian and an old-limo general store are among the at- tractions for those who seek an- tiquity. As always, one of the main features of the fair will be the nightly horse show, with Can- ada's equestrians competing against teams from the United States, Mexico, Italy and Ar- gentina. In addition to the jumping events the horse show also will feature the Royal Canadian Mounted Police musical ride. Curling rink SPAItWOOl) (HNS) The vc- R i o n a I administrator of the IIDEK, Frank Bcrloia, reporter! lis refusal to let the Municipal- "ly of Kparwood insure Hie old curling rink at Natal unless Ihc IIOKK is named beneficiary. The F1DEK administers t h e irban renewal project. It owns he rink and has nllowcd Spar- wnod use of if for another two Europeans will see IIOIIY KOliNI) ISIIIKAHI, Japan (AP) "tesciic workers found n miner's KKly early Thursday in the sev- enth day of Iheir search for 111 miners trapped by a coal mine gas explosion near Ishikari. Po- lice said for rescuing Ihe olhcr miners were slim be- cause Iho explosion nron was full of choking gas. The ex- plosion occurred last Thursdny. CAU1AUY (CP> The Cal- gary Inhibition nnd Stampede is planning lo form a road- show that will fake its rodeo to Europe next year. President George Crawford said Friday Ihe chances of Ihc Stampede visiting Coponhn- on as early as August, 197.1, arc "cxlrcmcly good." Ncgolialions arc also um'or way wilh an English group which lo lake a version (if Ihc .show lo Ixwdon, Paris, MiMn and Munich, possibly in I1I7I. The Cuban nmliiissador in Ot- tawa has also expressed Inter- est in having Ihe show visit Havana, Mr. Crawford said. While dclails nre far from being arranged, nbout peo- ple would be Involved along with two or Ihree planeloads of stock not Available in Europe. Blind Street singer gets new guitar TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Folks who have been dropping spare change into the tin cup of blind sV-ccl singer N. L. Wil- liams arc doing double takes over Llic sight of his gleaming new guitar. Williams, 47, lias been a slrcel-comcr fixture In Talla- hassee since 1903, singing gos- pel songs in barilonc a'nl 1 sLruniming a baltorcd old gui- ld' patched around the adges with lapc. Ho lives on SO I a month in slate aid lo the blind and the j or so he makes a day from his sidewalk serenades A news story about Williams, who said he's "been making it linr1' and wished only for a ra- dio and a new guitar, brought quick results. Ralph Scncy, a Buffalo, drug si ore operator, mailed a pockd-sizcd transistor radio and Mrs. Paul Slcplian of Kandusky, Ohio, sent a fhoquc lo buy Ihc new guitar. Sgl. Hilly Hudson of Ihc Talla- hassee police department took j Williams chopping and said Ihe si reel ringer studied Iho market, carefully bofnrc settling on a Japanese guitar. lST DIKS LONDON (AD Hilary Mi'injiiand, 70. a leading econo- mist who hold Lev ministerial posts in Itrilain's post-war La- bor government, has died. Mar- fjiinnd was first elected to Par- liament, in and was immed- iately maclc sccrelavy for over- seas trade, lie was paymaster- general, minister of pensions and minister of health before, resigning friiin Parliament in IIW1 In become director of the (he nilcrnalioiial I n s L11 u lo for Labor Studies. ;