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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, October News in brief Kissinger visit undecided WASHINGTON (CP) Tentative plans for a visit to Canada in the near future by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger appear to be in a state of suspension, a high state department official said Thursday night. "Mr. Kissinger hopes to get up to Ottawa, but no date has been the state department source said. "Indeed it is uncertain in the light of current events, especially the Middle East crisis, whether the meeting will take place at all." immigrants register OTTAWA (CP) -With four days left to deadline, more than persons have registered with the immigra- tion department under its program to give amnesty to il- legal immigrants, the depart- ment said Thursday Of that total. 20.542 have been approved for landing and 4.104 of those have received landed immigrant status. Another are under consideration for landing and 20 have been referred for review. There have been no rejec- tions so far under the program. The amnesty ends at mid- night Monday night and the department says no extension will be made. After the Monday deadline, illegal immigrants who have not registered will be liable to deportation without appeal. Israel has nuclear stock STOCKHOLM (APi Israel is in possession of 75 pounds of plutonium. enough to construct five to 10 nuclear bombs, the Stockholm Inter- national Peace Research In- stitute reported Thursday. The amounts of plutonium required to build atomic bombs have been produced by a French-constructed reactor at Dimona in the Negev Desert in a project surround- ed by secrecy and controlled by the Israeli army, according to Signe Landgren. a Swedish researcher specializing in Middle East armament. Ferry boat rescues crew LONDON (AP) A British channel ferry radioed its Lon- don headquarters today that it was taking from an overturn- ed French dredger six crew members who had been trapped inside. It said the men are "alive and well." The Townsend Thorseen ferry said it was alongside the dredger and taking the men off through a hole cut in the keel of the vessel. The men who were trapped when the Calais dredger Cap de La Hague overturned in heavy seas Thursday two miles off the French coast. Two survivors and three bodies were picked up Thur- sday. The dredger had a crew of 15. Presumably four are still missing. Nixon rating at low ebb NEW YORK (API -Polls- ters Louis Harris and Oliver Quayle say President Nixon is accorded an unfavorable rating by 65 per cent of Americans asked about his performance in office. Harris said Thursday that a survey fa late September showed 65 per cent of those polled answering "only fair" or "poor" when asked to rate Nixon's over-al! performance. Another 32 per cent replied "good" or "excellent" while three per cent answered "not sure." said Harris. He said the results equalled an all- time low rating for Nixon recorded in late August. Kidnappers issue demands MEXICO CITY (Reuter) The kidnappers of the British honorary consul and a Mex- ican industrialist in Guadala- jaia have demanded the release of 51 political prisoners and their transport to North Korea today. A communique they issued Thursday night also demand- ed a ransom of for both. The consul, Dr. Anthony Duncan Williams, 47, and the industrialist. Fernando Aranguren, were kidnapped Wednesday. Under the dome By THE CANADIAN PRESS Census bill introduced The provincial government introduced a bill that would require municipalities which take their own census to con- duct the count at the same time each year. The bill was introduced by Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell to help ,the government avoid paying more than it should in municipal assistance grants. Mr. Russell has calculated on the basis of a study by the University of Alberta that Ed- monton received about 000 in extra grants from the province in 1971 and 1972 because of inflated population figures. An amendment introduced by Mr. Russell would require municipalities to conduct their census between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30. The census also could be combined every third year with enumeration for municipal elections. May licence salesmen The Alberta government plans to license all car salesmen. Consumer Affairs Minister Bob Dowling says He told the legislature a ministerial order requiring the licensing has been prepared but has not been put into effect because the depart- ment wishes to consult further with the car dealers. Stiffer wiretapping laws Stiffer new penalties for wiretappers and "phone penalties in the new act will provide fines of up to freaks" are ordered in legisla- and "P to six months in jail. tion introduced Thursday. Telephones minister Roy Farran told the legislature compared with existing penalties of or 30 days in jail. New department planned A bill providing formal creation of a solicitor- general's department was given first reading Thursday in the legislature. Solicitor-general Helen Hunley introduced the bill that provides for the appoint- ment of a deputy solicitor- general, a departmental staff and creation of any needed ad- SAND GRAVEL >ASPHALT ;