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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 21 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, November 16, 1972 It 'f.vs. Margaret Trmloau was crush- ed in a throng of school chil- dren Wednesday and nearly knocked down the steps of the Parliament Hill walkway when she took part in a ceremony to open Young Canada Book Week. The incident occurred when she released a collection of ebout 1.000 balloons from un- der a plastic tarpaulin. Each balloon carried a sticker entitling children under 10 to a free book from the publishing firm which organ- ized the event. As Mrs. Tnideau released the balloons, the children raced to grab them Iwforc they float- ed out of reach. In the crush, she was nearly pushed back- ward down the firs! [light of steps. ROMP officers and plain- clothesmen rushed through the mob to her rescue. Police used armor plating and bullet-proof glass to p-o- tect Chancellor Willy Brandt during an election speech in Mainz, Germany, Wednesday following anonymous assassin- ation threats. Brandt campaigned for Sim- day's general elections and spoke to a large crowd in this Rhineland-Palatimun state cap- ital. Alabama Gov. George Wal- lace may never walk again. The surgeon who removed the bullet from the governor's spine following an assassina- tion attempt May 12 says Ms chances of walking again ars diminishing each day. "I base this belief on the fact that there has been no improve- ment in his paralysis." said Dr. J. Garber Galbraith of Birming- ham, Ala., professor of neuro- surgeiy at the Univesity of Alabama School of Medicine. The wife of a British naval torpedo expert jailed for spying for the Soviet Union was sen- tenced at Winchester, England to 30 months' imorisonment for leading her husband into his espionage activities. Maureen Bingham, 35-year- old mother of four, was found guilty last month of breaking the Official Secrets Act by mak- ing contact with the Soviet em- MARGARET TRUDEAU .almost crushed NDP needs new plumber chuckles Diefenbaker bassy in London to suggest sell- ing confidential information. Her husband, Sub.-Lt. David Bingham, sentenced to 21 ycars: imprisonment last March Senator Thomas Eaglclon says Senator George McGovern "was unfortunately and unfair- ly perceived as a radical" in the presidential election campaign and it was a major factor in Ms defeat. In an Interview in the Wash- ington Post, Eagleton said his own dismissal as McGovern's running mate after past mental problems were disclosed was just "on rock" contributing to President Nixon's landslide vic- tory over McGovern Nov. 7. T W Max Keeping, parliamentary correspondent for the CTV net- work's national news for the last six years, has been ap- pointed director of news and public affairs for Bushnell Com- munications. The appointment, effective immediately, was announced Wednesday by S. W. Griffiths, president and genera] manager of the company. Mr. Keeping ran unsuccess- fully as a Progressive Con- servative candidate in the Oct. 30 federal election in the New- foundland riding of Burin-Bur- geo. He was defeated by Trans- port Minister Don Jamieson. City selection sites rapped WATERLOO, Ont. (CP) Mistakes in selecting the sites of cities may be a major reason for some of Canada's regional economic disparities, a Mon- treal bank official suggested Monday. Dial a doctor OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Offi- cials of Creighton University and St. Joseph Hospital are pleased with Dr. Dial, a recorded telephone health mes- sage that has received more than calls in its first nine months of operation. But they were jolted by one inquiry. A woman caller wanted to know if he made house calls. "Ottawa is an artificial city and a historic said Herbert Eyleveld, director of corporate development for the Provincial Bank of Canada. If Kingston had been selected as Canada's permanent capital, it might have solidified a strong Montreal-Toronto axis, he told the Policy Formation: Canada conference at the University of Waterloo. But the creation of a settle- ment at Ottawa disrupted this axis, and the capital now is like the break in a bent stick. PLANTS HELP Photosynthesis by green plants alone prevents the disap- pearance of all life from the face of the earth. Cold Turkey Jparkling red Wine Cocktail from JORDAN WINKS OTTAWA (CP) Former prime minister .Inhn Die- fenbaker waited patiently in a corridor here while reporters finished with other Con- servatives entering Ihe parly's first caucus meeting since last October's federal election. Then, eyes dancing, the 77- year-old veteran of 15 elec- the last 11 successful- walked into the familiar nest of microphones and TV lights to hold court. "ft was a successful elec- he said. "I had lots of fun." During the campaign he said his New Democratic Party opponent in the Sas- katchewan riding of Prince Albert had said "f was a myth." "He would wash me out the way you flush a toilet." Mr. Die- fenbaker the NDP hns lo pet a new plumber." JOHN DIEFENBAKER Starving fishermen rescued PERTH, Australia (AP) Twelve Japanese have teen rescued after spend- ing 10 days aboard a small rubber raft adrift east of Mind- anao Island in the Philippines. They were without food for 10 days. Captain K. Malsuzaki, 42, said Wednesday that fire broke out in the engine room of their oD-lon fishing boat Oct. 22. The ship floated for 14 hours before sinking and all the crew es- caped in an eight-foot raft. The food lasted eight days. On the lOtli day, it rained and for the next eight the castaways existed on two mouthfuls o[ wa- ter a day each. The captain said 16 ships passed by without seeing them a- their flares. A Spanish freighter rescued them. Kidnap witness tries to escape MONTREAL (CP) Bernard Lortie, serving 20 years for the October, 1970, kidnapping o[ for- mer Quebec labor minister Pierre Laporte, attempted to escape here from the Montreal court where he had been called to testify at the second kidnap- ping trial of Jacques Rose. Guards escorting Lortie re- moved his handcuffs before he entered the courtroom. He sud- denly shoved them aside, called them a "bunch of dirty guys" and ran down a corridor where he was trapped by police. He was returned to the court- room where Rose is on trial in the kidnapping of Mr. Lapo'.-te. Mr. Justice Noel Barbes, pre- siding over Hose's Court of queen's Bench jury trial was to decide whether to allow 21-year- old Lortie to testify. Crown Prosecutor Fernand Cote maintained it was his right to question Lortie about a state- ment he gave police at the time of his arrest in November, 1970. Defence lawyer Roliert Le- mieux argued the statement was extracted from Lortie by force. Lortie is awaiting trial at the January assizes for the murder of M.7. Laporte, slain a week after he was abducted from in front of his home where he had been playing football with his1' nephew. Rose's first trial on the kid- napping charge ended in a hung jury last May. He also faces a charge of murder in Mr. Lap- orte's death. BERNARD LORTIE NEVER PERFECT Calendars based on the move- ments of the sun and the moon have been used since ancient times, but none have been per- fect. STORES OWROXSMt, HEADQUARTERS Corner 3rd Ave. 8th St. S. CUASSBL Phone 327-8548 Now you know why we can guarantee traction: Take a good look at a real traction Iread. Look at all those biting edges. And look at all thai width. 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