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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, November 20, THfc j..f, H Moustache punishment works wonders By RAM SUNDAK CP Correspondent BOMBAY (CP) Police in the Mehsana area of India's Gujarat state have at last found an effective way to stop illegal grazing. When policemen find cows, sheep, water-buffalos and other farm animals grazing outside their territory, they arrest their owners and shave off their moustache. The punishment is working wonders for the police machinery. Complaints of il- legal grazing have dropped by 75 per cent in several farming areas. Reason: Cattle-men and shepherds in Gujarat attach great importance to their moustache. They are con- quote a police of- of manhood." According to a Gujarati-lan- guage proverb, "a man without a big moustache should hide behind his grand- ma's clothes." Mehsana shepherds and cattle-men have protested the police action strongly. They propose to launch a state-wide agitation if the "humiliating punishment" is not stopped. Bijol Rabari, a cattle-owner who lost his carefully- nurtured moustache at a police station, told reporters that "the police have become a law unto themselves." Police officials in Mehsana said that Rabari's cattle had been invading farms of land- lords, eating up crops and damaging fields. According to the United Press of India news agency, 65 cattle owners in Kadi village had their moustache shaved off. A delegation of shepherds and cattle owners went to Ahmedabad. the state capital, to complain to the governor und the police chief about "police misbehavior When they could not meet the VlPs. the complainants went to the headquarters of the ruling Congress Party to lodge a strongly-worded protest The wives of Mehsana shep- herds are also up in arms against the police action against the moustache sym- bols sewing machine spectacular Save on clothing cpsts with a Kenmore sewing machine Spectacular selection of portables and combinations Save Here's what this Kenmore can dcr QQ99 Reg. 'monogram stitch "mend 'buttonhole stitch 'patch 'overcast 'sew on buttons 'darn 'blind hem 'sew on zippers 'baste 'applique 20R081 218 (head, control) Save Dial-easy sewing with this Kenmore Reg. win i 11 119 Now you can zig-zag, embroider, baste, sew buttons, darn and patch. Automatically. With built- in buttonholer. automatic blind hemmer and stitch dial. 20R 081 208 (head, cont )i 'Dial-a-Stitch'. Our easiest-to-use Kenmore ever! 199" 3 days only Just set one handy dial to sew ten stitches! Straight, zig-zag, blind hem. mending and box stitches, plus 5 stretch stitches for knits and elas- tics. Our easiest-to-operate Kenmore lets you add that couture touch to everything from kids jeans to your own fine lingerie. 'Dial-a-Stitch' makes buttonholes a snap! Just snap in the buttonholer. pick one of 5 popular sizes and make flawless, iden-" tical buttonholes. Touch-bar reverse, safety switch. 20R 081 430 (head, cont.) Stretch-stitch zig- zag even mends! 159" Genuine forward-back sMch for Knits and cnmps. Plus special mending sJitch, automatic buttonholes 5 sizes and handy blind hemmer 20R 081 320 (head, control) Walnut finish economy combination 209 98 Hardwood construction, veneer surface. Opens 1o 44 171 work area. With 81320 head and control. 20R 094 230 Space Saving Desk Combo 28998 Will be S329.98. Walnut fin- ished hardwood With 81430 head and control. Contempary 3 Drawer Desk 31998 Will beS359.98. Formica wal- nut finish. With 81430 head and control. Simpsons-Sears Ltd. Enjoy it now! Use your All Purpose Account. At Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guarantee. Satisfaction or money refunded. Store Hours: Open Daily a.m. to 5-30 p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to p.m. Centre Village Mall. Telephone 328-9231 ;