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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THI IBTHBRIDGE HERAID Tutsday, Cktebtr 13, Sadat Says No To Nasser Friends NEW YORK (AP) Three ot Gamal Abdel Nasser's closest colleagues are reported to have been turned back by Egypt's acting president in a bid to make major changes in Egypt's political system, the New York Times says. The newspaper says President Anwar Sadat, backed by a coali- tion of leftists, security officers and army leaden, recently re- jected proposals by Abdel Latif Boghdady, Zakariya Mohieddine and Kaman Eddine Hussein. The Times says the three for- mer leaders asked for an open political system with at least Accused Private Secretary Says Mayor Offered Help OUT OF ACTION Brit- ish actor Sir Laurence Olivier said in London that his doctors have told him not to act for a year. He was stricken with thrombosis and bronchial pneumonia in early August. Protection Bill Passed WASHINGTON (AP) Tits U.S. Senate passed legislation yesterday providing heavier penalties for terror bombings, increased protection for the president and members of Con- gress, and more federal aid for state and local police. It also includes extra jail sentences for federal crimes carried out with a gun. The package now goes to the House of Representatives. The Senate passed 68 to 0 a bill broadening and strengthen- ing federal laws against bomb- ings and permitting the death penalty in cases causing fatal injuries. It authorizes use of wiretapping under court order when criminal use of explosives is suspected. Another bill is designed to provide increased protection for the president when he is away from Washington. Its effect is to permit the se- cret service to cordon off areas for the president's protection. Also passed by voice vote was a bill making it a federal off- ence to assassinate, kidnap or assault a member of Congress or a congressman-elect. VANCOUVER (CP) A for- mer private secretary accused of stealing from Vancou- ver Mayor Tom Campbell told a provincial court the mayor advised her not to apply for le- gal aid and told her he would speak to the judge on her case. Ida (Vicki) CoffiU, 36, who was secretary and bookkeeper to the mayor, told provincial Judge Gordon Johnson the ma- yor made the statements dur- ing a telephone conversation af- ter she was freed on bail. She said Mayor Campbell told her to handle the matter on her own and to "tell the judge what happened in your own words.1 He also said she had no way of paying the money back, she re- counted. "I realized this might make difficulties for Mr. Campbell and bad publicity for his cam- paign. The mayor said the few- er, people I talked to the better. He said 'this won't do either of us any good "He then said he would get to touch with the judge and put in a good word. I didn't under- stand how the mayor could speak to the judge about this. "I really believed he might 200 Teachers Still Jobless EDMONTON (CP) Aboi 200 teachers in Alberta, half them women, have not foun jobs for the 1970-71 term, a Alberta Teachers' Associat i o spokesman says. Tom Rieger, of the ATA pr fessional development staff, sai in an interview that about 100 the teachers are not from Alber ta originally and most of thes iiavo two years or less teachin experience in the province. Mr. Rieger also said flia many of the teachers are mar ried women living in Calgarj and Edmonton and they do m vish to work outside of thest cities. Tomorrow p.m. BE SURE TO SEE THE FIFTH PROGRAM IN THIS YEAR'S SERIES OF COLOR SPECIALS AlBERTA'S CHANGING ENVIRONMENT, photograph- ed and narrated by Edgar T. Jones. .This eye-opening program examines the misuse of Alberta's environ- ment, and measures being taken to restore nature's balance. Mr. Jones explores the effects of strip min- ing, roadside clearing, roadside litter, herbicide spraying, spring burning and poor land clearing practices. The environment is of prime concern to all of us, and everyone is sure to find this program particularly fascinating. CFCN-TV LETHBRIDGE CHANNEL 13 JlS natural qas llntllorf V help me by dropping the charge. But I had a feeling that he wasn't considering me, but his own political image." Miss CoffiU was appearing on the stand for the first time on a charge of stealing cash from Harwood Agencies, a rental firm owned by the mayor. Mona White, a Salvation Army worker, said that when she discovered Miss Coffill or- iginally intended entering tire trial ivithout a lawyer at the mayor's advice, she contacted Mayor Campbell and was told he was going to defend Miss Coffill "in the background." The trial continues Wednes- day. one opposition party and a free press; election of a new Na- tional Assembly through proce- dures supervised by an inde- pendent body; an independent judiciary system with guaran- tees that there be no arrests without formal charges; release of all political prisoners; and a collective authority of former army officers at the 'head of government rather than a single strongman. The paper says the speed of Sadat's nomination for the pres- idency "was evidently intended to snuff out any rival bid for over-all control of the Egyptian regime by a more moderate, po- tentially pro-Western faction." Nasser died of a heart attack in Cairo Sept. 23. Sadat was nominated last Saturday by the Arab Socialist Union, Egypt's only authorized political group, and confirmed Tuesday by the National Assembly. School Caretakers Planning Strike NOBEL PRIZE Soviet novelist Alexander Solzhenitsyn, whose works are banned in Russia, was awarded the 1970 Nobel Prize in literature. The Swedish Academy of Letters said it made the award to the 52- year old controversial writer for "the ethical force with which he has pursued the in- dispensable traditions of Rus- sian literature." EDMONTON (CP) Oare- takers in Edmonton public schools have voted 95.3 per cent in favor of strike action in a wage dispute with the s c h o o 1 board. Officials of the Canadian Un- ion of Public Employees, which represents the caretakers, said they probably will meet with the membership before decid- ing further action. The public school board's maintenance workers, carpent- ers, electricians and other skill- ed tradesmen, also havs voted in favor of strike action but have not yet served strike no- tice. Their contract expired May and the caretakers' con- tract expired Dec. 31, 1969. The caretakers recently re- jected a conciliation award of I about a year acrosa board. Their yearly wages from to No figures are availabto