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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta A starving child needs your help By MARGARET LUCKIIUUST HcroW Staff Writer Once again the season of Christinas has arrived with all its traditions and the abiding message of hope to all mankind. In many parts of the world today conations are such that hope is always in the long .future, never a realization of the "now." In these areas, children, the very root hope of the world, too often sicken and die from malnutrition and the debilitating diseases caused from their environment. We who have so much, know full well the disaster in the Middle East, the problems in India, the abject poverty .in Korea, but too often we feel a sense of futil- ity in knowing-just how to go about helping the unfor- tunates in these lands. For more than a quarter century now it lias been part of the 'Canadian Christmas tradition to pause in our hectic self preoccupation and give some com- passionate, constructive aid to the plight of the stricken in those lands so far away. This channel of aid has been made available through the untiring efforts of the Unitarian Service Committee of Canada. Less guilty This highly efficient humanitarian organization has made it possible for us to feel a little less guilty of the good luck of our geographical position, by asking us to share, just in some small way, with those not so lucky. And for years Canadians have been glad to respond. Through the USC thousands of little children in Korea, India and the Middle East are in better health today because of the food, the health care, the teaching and training, made possible by Canadian support. For many years now, southern Albertans have taken a pride and a personal interest in the USC "Cup of Milk" campaign, for milk is one of the most urgently needed sources of nourishment to build healthy young bodies. Last year, through this campaign which is sponsor- ed annually by The Herald, Lethbridge and its environs were asked to raise which1 would supply over one million cups of milk in impoverished countries. Tills was over-subscribed by nearly Need is great This year the need is equally as great as previous years for the USC has expanded its field of aid: to in- clude war-torn Vietnam. With this in mind, and knowing the generosity of southern Albertans, the USC and The Herald are aiming at an objective of We are quite convinced this too, lull be surpassed. Tins amount will deliver over tliree carloads of sldm milk to hungry children with empty cups. Contributions can start immediately and may ba sent to the Cup of Milk Fund, Lethbridge Herald. Cheques may be made out to the Unitarian Service Committee and also sent to The Herald. The Herald will issue temporary receipts and publish a list of dona- tions daily. Official receipts for income tax deduction will be forwarded in due course by the USC. With inflation and unemployment on everyone's mind tliis past year, many Canadians and some Alber- tans, feel they've had it somewhat rough. But our crops were bountiful, our homes are warm, and our children healthy and well fed. And when our cups are empty, they soon overflow. Police hold ex-city man J DR. GLEN STEWART VANCOUVER (CP) A Canadian doctor question-, ed in San Francisco this week in connection with the murder of a Vancouver Island Bible camp caretaker and the disappearance of a northern British Columbia housewife returned here Friday night in RCMP cus- tody. Dr. Glen Gold Stewart, 43, formerly from Letli- bridge, Alia., was placed in cells of suburban Richf- mond RCMP headquarters, nearest the airport. He was held on a warrant from Port Alberni RCMP charging Mm with jumping ban" posted last month in the Vancouver Island city on a charge of possessing a stolen inflatable boat. A woman companion with whom Dr. Stewart was found by U.S. immigration officers Tuesday in a gas- filled San Francisco apartment, Maria Trigiani, 31, also flew to Vancouver. She was met by a relative at the ail-port and was not taken into custody. At Bamfield, some 30 miles southwest of Port Al- berni on the west coast of Vancouver Island, the body of Gordon Adrien Kralt, 23, was found last Sunday. Police said the young man, caretaker of the Shanty- men's Christian Association Bible camp there, probably died Oct. 30. Although flic body was so decomposed tire precise csiisc of death could not he determined, police believed lie was shot in the camp's lodge. Bloodstains and so expended bullet were found there. Mrs. Sheila llaupl, 31, of Smithcrs, in northern B.C., lias been missing since early this year. Her motlrcr reported her missing about 10 months ago, along with Mrs. Haupt's daughter. Stewart, a surgeon on the staff of the Smithers Hospital for several months last year knew Mrs. Haiipl, police said. Shortly r.ftcr the disappearance of Mrs. Haupt iuid her daughter, a suitcase containing some of lira woman's belongings was found in lira Eulkley River near j The LetKbtidge Herald FORECAST HIGH SUNDAY 0 "Serving OCiln dflft SuHittCilyiSjri Price 15 Cents VOL- JuXIII No. 294 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1970 FIVE SECTIONS 86 PAGE3 Pontiff attacker Goodies in Christmas budget admits guilt From AP-rtEUTER MANILA (CP) The Boliv- ian painter charged with trying to murder Pope Paul admitted his guilt today and said he felt "lousy" because his attempt failed. He also said hte would try the same thing again, "with plea- if he had the chance. Benjamin Mendoza y Amor, 35, of La Paz, who had been charged with assault and at- tempted murder, commented to reporters after being brought to a news conference by police. "Are you the one who at- tempted to assassinate the one reporter asked. "Yes Mendoza replied. A man in priest's robes tried to kill Pope Paul with a double- edged Malayan dagger at the Manila airport Friday, mo- ments after the pontiff arrived on the third stop of his tour of Asia and the Pacific. Mendoza was carried away by police. The Pope was unhurt. The news conference was held at the National Bureau of Inves- t i g a t i o n, where Mendoza is being held. PRESIDENT PARRIED Mendoza said he thought Phil- i p p i n e President Ferdinand Marcos was the man who par- ried Iris hand when he attacked the Pope. Vatican officials admitted today that the Pope felt a shove during the scuffle which took SHOPPING DAYS 'TILL CHRISTMAS Jetliner crash kills 48 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A chartered DC-8 jetliner carrying military personnel and dependents crashed, exploded in towering flames and burned on takeoff Friday night, killing 48 of the 230 persons aboard. Three persons are missing, said an Alaska air command spokesman who gave the death total. The spokesman said 168 per- sons, more than 100 of them in- jured, were counted at a hospi- tal on nearby Elmendorf Air Force Base. He said 11 others were in Anchorage hospitals. Hunter missing in forest area CALGARY (CP) A search is under way today in the Kan- anaskis forest southwest of the city for George Berger, a hunt- er who has been missing since Thursday. RCMP said -Mr. Berger and a companion went into the area from Calgary Thursday morn- ing and planned to leave at nightfall, but only the com- panion returned to their vehi- cle. place after the attacker lunged at Km. An official statement said the Pope did not realize the gravity of the act because he always was receiving bumps when hs mixed with crowds. People wanted to touch him with their hands or sacred objects. Major boost like in jobless bene HERE COMES CALGARY A giant stetson dominates the Calgary float as it passes through downtown Toronto Saturday morning in the Grey Gup Parade. An estimated persons watched ths banr1- overcast skies. and floats under witness Grey Cup parade TORONTO (CP) An esti- mated persons .lined downtown streets in overcast weather today to catch a glimpse of the biggest Grey Cup parade ever to move through the city. Contrary to Friday night when 150 arrests were made, the 500 police called out for the occasion today had no troubles controlling crowds. The route of the parade was crammed with real and artifi- cial Quebeckers and westerners decked out in colorful toques and shiny 'white., cowboy hats, -depending whether they, were pulling for .Montreal Alouettes or Calgary Stampeders, the two contestants in the game later today. There was continuous clap- ping and shouting at the bands and banton twirlers but the crowd broke, out in roars when the mayors of Montreal and Calgary and the floats repre- senting their cities moved past. 26 BANDS MARCH The parade was led by a clown from Brockville, Ont, pushing a baby carriage with a live chicken in it. Following him were 26 bands interspersed with majorettes and floats from cities, clubs and industries. Honorary parade marshal was Anne Murray, a willowy blonde physical education teacher from Springhill, N.S., who has become a singing star. Following her were the nine Iviiss Grey Cup candidates, led by winner Nancy Durrell of the Alouettes. Toronto Mayor William Den- n'ison and other dignitaries looked at the parade from a re- viewing stand. Thousands jammed office windows along the route. Friday night, just before fes- tivities reached the peak, police sealed off the Royal York Hotel after it became jammed to ca- pacity with revellers. About 100 police were stationed at all entrances, admitting only key or ticket holders to scheduled functions. At the Grey Cup The day after the night before J ennuis, popcorn, t TORONTO (CP) The morning of the Grey Cup game was also the morning after for thousands of revell- ers. There was a drizzle at dawn and waking up was painful. Friday night was wild in downtown Toronto, and wild- est of all at the Royal York Hotel, the unofficial headquar- ters for the Grey Cup drinking championship. A western band had the whole lobby doing do si dos. Montreal Mayor Jean Drap- eau won over file clapping on- lookers on the mezzanine by donning a cowboy hat and belting out Alouette. Earlier he and Ontario Pre- mier John Robarts joined a conga line with the Miss Grey Cup contestants at.an invita- tion-only buffet sponsored by the Ontario government. Elsewhere in the hotel an- other Montreal envoy, Miss Alouette, wept for joy as she was chosen Miss Grey Cup over representatives of the eight other Canadian -Football League teams. Saskatchewan Rougftrider quarterback Ron Lancaster, chosen best player in the league, presented 21-year-old Nancy Dim-ell with the tradi- tional bouquet of roses and then offered his handkerchief. She continued to sob, unable to speak. Runners-up wera Miss Edmonton Eskimo, Anita Urschcl. and Miss Ham- ilton Tiger-Cat, Umla Kndi- cott. Police cordoned off stairs an delevator.s in an attempt fo confine to the lobby anyone without a room key or an invi- tation to the upstairs events. But some enterprising mer- rymakers formed human lad- ders and crawled up lo the mezzanine and escaped into the upstairs corridors. Outside, it was mild enough (or coDvcrtibla tops to bs down and fans jumped willy nilly into passing cars along Front Street, clogged with cars and reeling revellers at 2 a.m. Calgary Stampeders but- tons, many worn by young To- r o n t o n i a n s, outnumbered those boosting tile rival Al- ouettes. LITTER ON EOADS The roadways were littered with broken bottles and squashed beer cans; a City of Toronto truck stood poised iu front of the Royal York with a load of litterbasfcets to rein- force the shell-shocked regu- lars. Downtown pubs and taverns were jammed till closing time. Many had off-duty po- licemen at the doors to con- trol crowds. One hotel served beer in plastic glasses which bounce rather than break. The celebrating stopped ab- ruptly for some when some revellers were hauled off to Jail. Police said "at least SO to 60" were arrested1 on charges ranging from assault to breaches of the peace, drun- kenness or other breaches of the Liquor Control Act. For others the comedown was more gradual, but it is doubtful they felt much better this morning. Fans who couldn't find accommodation or couldn't make it home were sleeping it off in door- ways, or in hotel lobbies. THE WINNER Nancy Durrell, Miss Montreal Alouettc, is congralulatecl by singer Anne Murray (lefl) of Springhill, N.S., ond quarterback Ron Lancaster of Saskatchewan Roughridcrs, after she was named Miss Grey Cup in Toronto Friday night. First runner- up was Miss Edmonton Eskimos, Anila Urschel, and second Miss Hamilton Tiger- Undo Cndloort, v By JOHN MIKA Herald's Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Next week's Christmas budget will include major new boosts in unemploy- ment insurance benefits as well as those for senior citizens. The wlute paper recommend- ing the increases goes to final study today by a Common's committee which held hearings on it but government .sources say the cabinet already has de- cided to implement it ahead of next July as originally pro- posed. The revamping will: the present benefits from an average of 43 per cent of earnings with a maximum payout of ?53 per week to 66 2-3 per cent of earnings and a top ceiling of a week: this benefit to 75 per cent of earnings for persons with dependents during the lat- ter half of ths coverage pe- riod; coverage to all Ca- nadian employees, adding an estimated persons who are excluded at present: the minimum qual- ifying period for benefits to eight weeks of employment in a year, compared with the present 30 weeks contributions within 24 months; benefits to cover sick- ness and pregnancy work-time loss. Tlie plan will reduce employ- er and employee contributions and bring government into the contribution picture for tha first time under a provision in which Ottawa will pay the ex- cess cost of coverage when un- is over 4 per cent of the labor force. (The latest statistics place persons on the unem- ployed rolls resulting in a sea- sonally adjusted rate of 6.8 per The new plan also will pump extra government contribution into regional pockets of high unemployment. "When OK regional rale is over 4 per cent, and exceeds the national rate by more than 1 per cent, the government, as well as paying the costs men- tioned above, will assume tha resposisbility for up to 18 addi- tional weeks" of benefits. This will extend the maxi- mum benefit period from 33 weeks to 51 in the bad pockets. On the basis of current un- employment ratios, B.C. and Quebec, with 8.8 per cent rates, and the Atlantic region with 7.6 per cent, would qualify for the special assistance. Ontario with 4.6 per cent and tlie Prairie region with 5.7 per cent are below the national 6.6 per cent seasonally adjusted unemployment rate." Seen and heard About town buff Her Little proudly telling everyone about his very "special" black labrador puppy sired by a dog owned by veteran baseball veteran Leo Duroch- cr while Mr. Durocher was here on a hunting trip Mrs. Helen Sabin, weather- weary, following a trip over- seas, saying the only time she was really dry during a visit to Poland was when she visited a salt mine. 1970 Grey Cup big success at the bank TORONTO (CP) The 1970 Grey Cup is already a success at (lie bank. The Canadian Football League announced that receipts totalled a record in- cluding from the sale of tickets (o the 32.771 fans who will attend this afternoon's game. The other money came from sale of television, radio, film and program rights. After ex- penses, (lie money will be div- ided among (ho nine CTL teams. One expense .item is M..WI payoff to members of the nuig team and for each of ;