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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta SHARP LEAVES RUSSIA LENINGRAD Ex- ternal Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp of 'Canada leaves the Soviet Union today after viewing evidence of the pain and grandeur of Leningrad's past He walked through chill ram Friday morning for a wreain- placing ceremony at the city's where he buried They died of starva- tion and bombardment in the 900 days that the Naxis lay siege to Leningrad. To Canadians who have never suffered military at- he said the acres of graves explain why the Soviet people want peace so much Mr Sharp spent Friday afternoon in the the block of palaces that hous- ed the czars of Russia for 200 years before 1917 Now a the Hermi- tage obviously fascinated Sharp and other visitors with its priceless ancient icons and goldleaf interior REPEAT THEME Resuming a theme he has carried throughout his week in the Soviet Mr Sharp told a city hall lunch that gov- ernments must permit more among their peoples He also drew similarities between Soviets and their struggle against climate and landscape and its effect on their national 3ersonaliti.es He said no country can af- ford to remain as hone of us can afford the rrational fears and illusions' that it engenders November 24 TNI LITHMlDOl HIRALD Canada victim of OTTAWA There may be an international con- spiracy of silence against Canadian nuclear-power an eminent United scientist said Friday Prof Lewi Kowarski of Boston University said the Canadian-developed technique of producing electrical power from the fission of inexpen- sive low-grade uranium moderated by heavt water is ignored by international ex- perts in spite of the system's obvious merits Prof Kowarski. one of the originators of the European Nuclear Research was one of the leading members of the Manhattan Project established during the Second World War to produce the atomic bomb. If in fact there is a con- it may be because the economic interests of large international corporations and the credibility of governments are at the 65-year-old professor said in a telephone interview from Boston. The results may be that most of the world chooses nuclear-powei systems that are inferior to the Canadian system with unfortunate consequences for he said L R vice-presi- dent ol Atomic Criergy of Can- ada Ltd.. said he does not be- lieve there is a conscious con- spiracy to play down the suc- cess of the Canadian tech- nology the Canadian technique is receiving less notice than it he said Prof Kowarski said Gulf Oil Ltd and Shell Petroleum are two companies with vested interests in other nuclear technologies. I Financial firm accused of violating regulation MITCHELL SHARP IN RIAL CEMETERY AT LENINGRAD PLEASE EXCUSE THE SILENCE SAND GRAVEL lASPHALT SAND and GRAVEL Conduction Co Lid. PHONE MIAMI Fla At Abraham Wolf- son has stopped talking on four days each week in order to conserve time and energy to do all the things he wants to do before he dies lose 'more energy through the mouth than any- where says Wolf who celebrated his birthday today my time of there is little energy and I have much to do I don't have energy or time to so I keep a retired says when he meets people on the street he shows them a card excuse the si- orders guess you could call me a social I like but I don't need to talk to be with says the self- styled philosopher of conversation is gossip any- way listen to people talk and I smile Just by my I can make people feel pleas- ant People feel I am their friend SETS SILENT DAYS Wolfson's silent days are Tuesday and Wednesday friends already know that if they want to phone they call on Friday or he says have twice as much those hours to do all the and other work I still have to do He says he first decided that silence is good for him about 25 years ago that I would keep silent for months on end who came to the United States from Russia in attributes his good health in old age to an active a vegetarian diet he's been on for 50 years and fresh air he gets by sleeping on his open front porch Wolfson has written a book entitled The Road to Health and Happier Living and con- siders his own life an ex- ample to others The secretary-treasurer of an Alberta-based financial conglomerate testified Friday that one of the conglomerate's member firms violated the provincial insurance act by using equity funds to purchase stock Peter Van Rhyan of P A P Holdings Ltd made the state- ment under the protection of the Canada Evidence which keeps it from being used against him in at a public inquiry into the failure of P A P and Cosmopolitan Life Assurance Co The injury was ordered by the Alberta attorney-general to investigate claims that approximately Western Canadian shareholders in the companies lost million through a stock swindle Mr. Van under questioning from J C Major of the in- quiry's general said Cosmopolitan used of its segregated fund to help finance the purchase of N W Financial Corp of British Columbia. MERGER DELAYED Under the insurance equity funds contributed to a segregated fund by shareholders must be invested in the stock market. Mr Van Rhyan said the was to be repaid to the segregated fund when Seaboard Life Insurance Co of with which Cosmopolitan was in the process of reimbursed Cosmopolitan for administrative costs incurred during the amalgamation Albert former Cosmopolitan testified Monday that Cosmopolitan's segregated fund lost in ad- ministrative costs in 1967 when the amalgamation was delayed Under questioning from Mr Major. Mr Van Rhyan Friday indicated that the figure of was included in the loss Mr Major asked Mr Van Rhyan in Cosmopolitan's segregated fund an entry could be found to explain the ad- ditional loss of Mr Van Rhyan said the money was not withdrawn from the segregated fund because it had never actually been deposited in the fund Mr Van Rhyan testified that the amalgamation of Cosmopolitan and Seaboard was delayed six months by disagreements between the directors of the two com- and another six months by disagreements between the Alberta and B C securities commissions He said the B C superinten- dent of insurance would not approve Cosmopolitan's investment including in promissory notes to Allarco Developments Ltd of Edmon- ton NO EXPERIENCE Mr Van who became general manager for Cosmopolitan in 1967 and kept PAP said he had no tormal training in accounting although he had practical ex- perience from operating his own business in his native Holland Mr Jaasma testified Tues day that when he founded Cosmopolitan in 1962 he had no administrative experience although he had been an agent for an Edmonton insurance company Mr Jassma also confirmed a shareholders' claim that million was lost when Cosmopolitan and PAP collapsed He said 9 million was paid to N W Financial Corp in an effort to purchase the B C but the money was forfeited when Cosmopolitan and P A P couldn't make the final payments Mit- subishi Canada Ltd has ac- quired a 20-per-cent interest in Lakeside Farm Industries Ltd of Brooks an integrated agri-business engaged in far- and meat packing and processing in Alberta Lakeside president Jim Wilfley said the partnership with the Japanese-controlled company incorporates sales and technical exchange agreements which are mutually beneficial and is in line with Mitsubishi s plan to buy more processed goods from Canada Centre Village Phone 328-0126 CAN-A-GIFT ft Peek-proof Gin sealed in a can A unique gift wrapping idea Choice of several wraps IDEAL Candles Clothing Jewellery Toys Anything that will fit While at the CINNAMON CINDER See our completj selection of CHRISTMAS CANDLES and DECORATIVE GIFT IDEAS 4 sizes to choose Small 750 Medium LOO Large 1-28 X-Large 1.80 PHOTOS AVAILABLE DAILY entre Village SANTA ARRIVES Centre Village In the SANTA BUG at p.m. NOV. 26th KINDERGARTEN and DAY CARE If you with to bring your plMM phono Contra Vlllago Administrative office 328-8835 to Moms and when Santa is not in the Mall let the kiddies talk to Mrs. or one of Santa's elves. Direct phone line to the north pole. SANTA will ba at Cantra Village dally until Christmas MRS. SANTA will be with Santa most days. MALL THAT HAS IT SANTA BUG-Courtoty of RAEWOOD MOTORS See the... Intha-MALL Courtesy of KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ;