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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta HAWAII Special Chriilmpi departure 22nd la Jon. 5lh. parion bated on double occupancy) Space itill available. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE WEST END PHONE 328-3201 or 321-1184 The lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, October 13, 1971 PAGES 17 TO 32 ERICKSEN'S PASTRY 3rd Ave., M.M. Drive S. Phone 328-1161 "The Pioneer and Leading Rotall Shop In Lelhbridge" FINEST QUALITY PASTRY AND BAKERY PRODUCTS NO SECRET POLICE William Hass, 62, interned by the Russians 61, (with three daughters and a son. Since 1955 he has been on a since his capture in Germany in 1944, is re-united with his wife, Florentine, commune near Moscow, after being transferred from Germany. Second World War prisoner released Farmers are split on stabilization ROOFING C A SHEET METAL LTD. 1709 2 Ave. S. Ph. 328-5973 ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Denial Meshonic Metropolitan 81dg. 328-4095 Twenty-seven years ago, in November 1944, William Hass, now 62, was captured in East Germany by the then-Allied Russian Army. Yesterday morning, at he boarded a jet aircraft in Moscow and flew past the iron curtain forever. Also yesterday, at p.m. at the Lethbridge airport, Wil- liam Hass was reunited with his wife, three daughters and a son. His family had come to Can- ada in 1953. GIVE ME THE TEST AND I'LL DO MY BEST FOR ALDERMAN, VOTE BASTEDO, W. LI X Inserted by W. E. BASTEDO, Independent Step out in Style for Fall and Winter in this exquisite new hi fashion USA DEB DRESS PUMP Avalloble in Black or Brown Crinkle Patent Wet Look Featuring folded top line A A A A to B widths. Many other Lisa Deb styles to choose from. TOPS in STYLE for the young at heart 14" HI FASHION BOOTS Now with laminated linings avail- able in Black, Navy, Gold, and Silver t Look. New style heel and now toe. A Specialty with Comm'i WHITE DUTY SHOES A complete stock by Savage And Oomphies priced from 10.95 Joyce Shoes A muit for your fall wardrobe "CANDIDA" In Ton or Black Wot Look "NEW OVERTURE" Available in Black Wet Look OPEN THURSDAY and FRIDAY 'Til 9 P.M. CAMM'S 403 Slh Street S. SHOES Mr. Hass was a Russian pri- soner of war in East Germany until 1955 when he was trans- ported to a community near Moscow. Although he was not a pri- soner of war while in the USSR, he was not free to leave the country. Since 1965 his wife, Floren- tine, 61, son, Leonard, and three daughters, Frieda Goertz, of Coaldale, Lydia Dieser of Calgary and Alvina Panczak of Lethbridge have been corres- ponding with the Russian em- migration department to get their father released. In July the Russians ap- proved the application but oth- er minor delays were encoun- tered. Mr. Hass stepped off the air- craft ta Lethbridge in total darkness and was immediately surrounded by dozens of friends and well-wishers. Lights flashed as cameraman busily took pictures while for- warding pleasantries. Mr. Hass looked slightly be- wildered at the although he recognized his wife and seemed to sense which of the throngs were his children. It was not until he entered the terminal building that he became more conversant. Happiness, and disbelief in the fact that he was actually in Canada with his family were expressed. Even during the final hours before his departure from Mos- cow yesterday, Mr. Hass did not really believe it would hap- pen. Only when he boarded the jet taking him out of Russia did he begin to believe that he was being freed finally, after 27 years. Until then he had feared Soviet emigration authorities would change their minds at the last minute and not allow him to leave as sometimes happens in Russia, he said later. His son-in-law Alex Goertz summed up what he thought the Russian attitude: "They've forced him to work for them for 27 years and now that he is nearing pension age they (Russians) don't mind let- ting Mm go. But now he'll live the rest of his life in hap- piness, he assured. Mr. Hass will live in Coal- dale. By RIC SWIHART Staff Writer Farmers in southern Alberta appear split on their stand to- ward the controversy over tlio Temporary Wheat Reserves Act and the Prairie farm income stabilization fund, some in fa- vor, some not and some out a clear picture of the dis- pute. Under the TWRA, the federal government makes payments to the wheat board amounting to l-30th of a cent a day per bush- el, applying only to stored wheat exceeding 178 million bushels. The farmer pays stor- age on amounts below this fi- gure. Money paid under this act doesn't reach the farmer until about six months after the end of the crop year. The govern- ment hasn't made a payment under the legislation since July, 1970, intending to replace them with larger payments under Bill C-244, the Prairie Grains Sta- bilization Act. Since July, 1970, under the jurisdiction of the TWRA, pay- ment to the farmer has been gathering in the government's hands. The estimated amount involved varies between mil- lion and ?92 million, depending on the source. The PGSA (Bill under j discussion for months, would set up a stabilization fund by having farmers pay two per cent of their gross income, and having the government contri- bute twice that amount. When farm receipts fell below nor- mal, payments would be made from the fund for them. The stabilization bill would make an immediate payment of million to farmers for the crop period ending last July. Prime Minister Trudeau said the money would replace the million previously owed un- der the Temporary Wheat Re- serves Act Depending on political lean- ings, attitudes toward govern- ment involvement in agricul- ture or based on good, sound research, this is how some of the farm community looks at the situation. Jim Allen, Fort Macleod, ?Banjo Biff works with alcoholics By JUDY TUMC Staff Writer In a strong and vibrant voice, Banjo Bill began his song of salvation and love of the Lord, urging those who had come to join in. Interspersed with calls of "praise God" and Major William Ronald Leslie, alias Banjo Bill, founder of the Salvation Army's Harbor Light Hostel in Vancouver, spoke to city church members and the public of his work there with the drunks of skid row. The familiar sound of his banjo, given to him by a musi- cian who once played the bars he frequented, has become a sign of hope for many. A former drunk himself and on the road to hell. he spoke of how the Lord had come into his life and brought him to salvation; MIKE HANZEL SHOE REPAIR I EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR 317 7th STREET SOUTH Through the guidance of the Lord, Major Leslie began his rescue centre and put into practice his theory of practical Christianity a meal, a bed, a clean pah- of socks, and some- one to pray with for salvation. "In those early days I used to pre-cook a pot of stew in the morning, wait for my men to come to chapel that night, and preach from my pulpit while heating the stew behind Major Leslie. Today, Harbor Light has ex- panded from the original con- verted cigar-store-bookie-joint to three buildings, and takes up a major portion of one city block. The chapel holds 450 to 500 men and the dining room serves two full-plate dinners to some 800 to men daily. In what the major said was "an effort to keep the men off the streets, away from old friends and temptations" he bought 100 acres of land outside of Vancouver. With a plan of building a wilderness retreat, and a qmck prayer for help, he and his men began work on Miracle Valley. "There were 160 acres of land, two of us and we each had CLEANING WINDOWS STORM WINDOWS CARPETS FLOORS WALLS CEILINGS JANITOR SERVICES Commercial and Domestic BONDED INSURED QUALITY WORKMANSHIP WE'RE PROUD OF OUR REPUTATION FAIR SERVICES PHONE 327-1272 a machete. We never Imagined the success it would be today." said Major Leslie. Miracle Valley is presently the home for some 150 to 175 men. It boasts a total 320 acres, with modern, fully-equipped lodges, recreational facilities, a hospital ward and a medical staff consisting of a doctor and a dentist. The chapel, hub of Miracle Valley, was constructed through the donation of a widow, Major Leslie said. "We've not been lacking in charitable donations from or- ganizations or individuals. One company offered to give us all the window sidings we just had to give them the measure- ments. "I told them to send what they had, and we'd put the buildings up around them." The major's newest project, Miracle Valley Ranch, has be- gun in the northern part of B.C. It is located among several small Indian communities and is intended to be a family ser- vice centre as well as a re- habilitation centre. With his informal, warm and down to earth humanity, Banjo Bill gives hope and new life to countless men. In his words, "They can all be saved through the love of the Lord." SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd AVE. S. THURSDAY, OCT. 14th SALE STARTS P.M. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE A lot of the items in for this sale arc from one home and in very gootl condition. Lovely large old oval dining table; Nice corner knik- knak shelves; Console stereo set; Lawn lounge; Chest of drawers; Good G.E. portable TV; Patio table; 2-loveIy beige upholstered chairs; Fleetwood 23" TV; R.C.A. Vic- tor console radio-record player; Nice old large foot stool or bench; 2-red velvet chairs; Small writing desk; Chrome high chair; Lawn chairs; Nice magazine rack; Golf cart, bag and clubs; Foot stool; Coffee tables; Like new Lewyt vacuum; Smith Corona portable typewriter; Banjo; Attache case; Hall rug runners; Portable record player; Gun rack. 3-smalI fibreglass bathtubs; Chaffing dish; Silver warm- ing dish; 2-silver candle holders; Bicycles; Double barrel shotg'.a; Oil heater; 2-sinBle beds; Good Hoover polisher; Chesterfield and chair; Records; Tools; T 9' garage door and track; Pop cooler; Ice cream freezer. SHERIFF'S SALE Saturday, October 16 p.m. at HURLBURT AUCTION WAREHOUSE All the Indies' clothing from Regal Discount Store will be sold in Hurlburt's warehouse at GREATLY REDUCED PRICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 328-4705 1920 2nd AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE AUCTIONEERS TED NEWBY KEITH ERDMANN lie. 41 Lie. 458 thinks the new bill is all right and can't understand why the opposition is holding it up. "At least the government is now doing something, and since most other industries are be- ing subsidized, so should the agricultural industry." Erick Alcock, Fort Mac- leod, is not in favor of the stabilization bill, claiming if the farmers can draw from the fund only when the price of wheat drops below the five- year average, the farmers will not be helped enough. He said perhaps the govern- ment felt the farmer would forget about the TWHA debt, which some have done, due to the emphasis on the Lift program last year. "The government has a good thing going for itself and the Opposition needs a pat on the back for helping the farm- he said. Bill Collar. Fort Macleod, feels the government is now going the right way but has not gone far enough to help te farmer as much as he de- serves. Jerry Fleming, Bow Island, said it is hard to explain why there is a difference of million in the thinking of the government and Opposition members. "A farmer could make a decision about the matter if only he knew all the facts." Ed Torsher, Bow Island, said he doesn't understand all that the bill contains but feels the Opposition doesn't have the right to obstruct to the de- gree it has if this is the hold- up to the bill. He feels there is some jus- tification for the new bill. John Tofin, Bow Island, wishes the government and Opposition would "get then- heads together for once" to make certain the farmer is going to be protected. Gordon Graham, manager of a Bow Island implement company, said the new bill would definitely help imple- ment sales. The farmer will be able to haul grain to the elevator and come out with a cheque. "One customer came to buy a baler because he had been promised under the new CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 said Mr. Graham. "Now it looks like he might not get the money." Charles Hale, service man- ager for a Bow Island imple- ment company, said, "As far as I'm concerned, the Literal government has held the money (from the Temporary Wheat Reserves Act) up in order to get Opposition sup- port for the new bill Otto Lang (minister in charge of wheat sales) wants passed. "The money belonged to the farmer in the first place, and should have been paid long ago." Several farmers polled wished to remain anonymous. A farmer in the Fort Mac- leod district who is not in Fa- vor of the new bill thinks the government will give money to the farmer with one hand and take it with the other. "If the government owes us money, the money should be paid right he said. A Pincher Creek farmer thinks both bills are neces- sary for successful farming. "If the government substi- tutes one for the oilier, there will not be that much more money. In this case, the stor- age plan is best and the old bill should be retained." Send her flowers just because she's yours. Isn't that reason enough? She'll think so. ftnd nothing says it belter than flowers. So, stop in today. Or just givs us a call. Locally or out-of- town, we'll see to It that sha gets your flowers... and your meaning. Because she's yours. MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP MARQUIS HOTEL BUIIDINO Phone 327-1515 WEEK Specials at HERB'S WESTERN WEAR ISO PAIRS LEVIS BELL BOTTOM JEANS 2 tone, sizes 28 to 36, button fly. Factory pries 11.95 f SPECIAL, ONLY SJ BLUE JEANS Male and Gaslight. U.S. made in N.Y. Zipper or button fly. Regular 10.00 f" (Ul SPECIAL, ONLY PERMANENT PRESS BELLBOTTOM CASUAL SLACKS 180 pair Stripes and checks. Sizes 26 to 38 Reg. 11.95 OR SPECIAL, ONLY f 20 PAIR ONIY COSSACK PANTS Sta Press by levts Sizes 28 to 36 Reg. 20.00 0 01 Special, only T.73 150 PAIR CIVIL WAR BOOTS Siies 6 to T2. Reg. 29.95 10 OC Special, only IT.7J We Carry the Largest Stock of WESTERN WEAR for the entire family-in Southern Alberta 8000-9000 PAIRS OF JEANS AND CASUALS by Lee, levis, Wrangler, ond G.W.G. OPEN THURSDAY and FRIDAY UNTIL P.M. WESTERN WESK WE TAKE GRAIN IN TRADE FOR MERCHANDISE 301 5th Street S. Phone 327-4726 ;