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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 38 THS ITTHSRIDGE HERAID Wednesday, Oclotwr 18, 1972 Largest tanker launched irgesi KUHK. Japan (Router) Tlic world's liirKcst ship, Hie -177.lHHMoti (IcaiKveigllt (linker Glnbtik Tokyo, was launched by -a prediction that'll would soon bo dwarfed. The sliip is one of two of Hie tonnage ordered from Ja- pan by Kashmiri shipping mag- nate Jiabi Tikkoo to carry 130 million gallons oi crude oil a voyage from the Middle East to Japanese refineries. it will go into service next February when H is chartered Iw a Japanese firm from Tik- koo's Ixindon-bascd company. Tim owner and the president of [strikawajiimi-Harima Heavy Industries, the builders, pre- dicted Hint it will not long re- main Hie world's largest ship. Tikkoo told a news conference Iliat ho is considering ordering tankers of up -.iTw 8 ,Jni> Ji HONEYMOON WILL HAVE O WAIT LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Renter) Janie Mohrman wore hite at her wedding, the room wore handcuffs. The best man was a police- nan. Richard Brown, 25, waived x t r a d i t i o n on larceny to Oregon at a hear- ng Monday before Judge toward Babcock. Then he asked Babcock to mary turn and Miss Mohrman, who ived with Mm before Ills ar- rest Oct. H. The marriage was per- ormcd by a courthouse mar- riage commissioner rather .ban the judge. Police said the honeymoon will have to wait. Yes, there may be that "one in every crowd" who is tough to reach with your advertising message he's too busy on vacation out of town. But a well-planned consistent display advertising program in The Lethbtidge Herald will be sure to reach everyone because newspaper ads are read at the reader's convenience he picks his own reading time and read- ing demands attention! I For a professionally planned ad campaign contact The Herald's Display Advertising Department 328-4411 The LctWmdge Herald PLAN POLAR FLIGHTS BONN (Renter) West Gc nany and the Soviet Unio Tope to open a "polar oute" from Frankfurt to Tok> across Siberia by next April, icials said here Monday.' T! route would cut ;ime from Frankfurt to Tok four hours to 18 hours. "I was one of 12 children. In little town I can hardly even jell anymore: 0-u-d-t-s-h-o- r-n. Oudlshoorn. In South Af- ca. My father and mother ere both religious. Especially mother. She was strict atholie. Anyway, they always anted one of us children to be- omc a priest or a nun. One of brothers was picked out irly for the job, but then he ceided to get married. Tjiat roke ray mother's heart. I ill remember her and dad tting up iale al night talking adly about it. I couldn't take uit. 1 couldn't bear to see lem so unhappy. So I decided take my brother's place. idn't really want to become priest, but I wanted, to please vy parents. So I left South Af- ica and came to America to tart my training." TAYED Butler arrived in Washing' on, D.C., in 1930 and enrolled n Catholic University. He stay' xl there, for the next 10 years m a student, visa. He never be ame a citizen. At first hi didn't want to then, after a vhile, when he decided to stay permanently, "I though abou -itizenship, but I just didn' liink it was necessary." When became a priest officially applied for and received permanent resident visa, 1947. His first assignment in th world of goodness was at th Blessed Trinity Church i Washington. Then he was tram [erred to the Milwaukee di( cese, Holy Cross Church. The to St. Theresa. Then to a pal ochial school. "But all th: he says, "while I wa moving around, I was not ha] py. The priesthood was not vocation for me. I knew tha deep inside. I had taken a the vows, but, inside, I wasn really a priest. Can you unde stand that? I wasn't really priest and this bothered me a the time." In 1951 Benedict Butler toi his collar and his cross ai placed them in storage, didn't quit. I wasn't ex-cor municated or anything. I ju decided it would be best if stopped preaching." He tells HAS HE SUFFERED ENOUGH? If Immigralion offi- cials think so, Benedict Lawrence Duller may remain an American. T never stole any of Ihe cheeks. 1 just cashed them. I don't know why. Most or the time, I think, I was drunk." Last year, on Holy Thursday, Milwaukee police arrested But- ler on several counts. Since then two courst have given him five years probation. And now the real crisis arises. Noting that the ex-priest, though 30 years in America, is not a cit- izen, immigration authorities recently stepped in with a charge of their own: "Any alien convicted of two crimes involv- ing moral turpitude is subject to deportation." KICKED OUT In other words, says Butler, "They are thinking about kick- ing me out of America. Like T was in the Mafia or some- Hung. I told them I was sorry for what I did. I told them I loved America. But they still said I may have to go back to South Africa." And so it is. Three-and-a-half decades after his promise to his mother, Benedict Butler is increasingly sorry.he ever tried to make her happy. He works now, on a night shift, alone, in a Milwaukee alcoholic rehabili- tation center. He has been a failure, a drunk, a crook and a jailbird. Now he has to worry about his future as well as his past. "If they send me back, I don't know what I'd do. 1 don't remember South Africa. I don't remember anybody there, I'm an American. I nev- Lhe decision, even now, with ap-' prehension. As if God was go- ing to get him for it. As if God, indeed, already has. NEW TRADE Butler learned a new trade quickly, lire recapping. Ho says he became a steady, re. liable 8-to-S worker. "I was with one company for 10 years. Never late for work. I was clean. My record was clean. I worked my way up to foreman and I once had 35 men under me." Still, the new job was not totally satisfying. Perhaps because Butler could not forget his conscience. "It's not easy to just quit being a priest." A LONER H never married. He never formed close friends. He be- came one of the masses, another face in the inner city, and a very lonely, very troub- ed, very vulnerable man. In time, Butler started drink- ing. Wrongly. Heavily. Alone in his room, late at night, with a TV shining in one corner. He was not, he says, an alcoholic. But never mind the terminol- ogy. He got loaded with in- creasing frequency, got in with equally inebriated pals, and got finally into crime. "Over the years I guess I cashed thirty- to-thirty-five forged checks. I don't know exactly how many. Thirty, thirty-five or more. In- cluding one federal check for it was a welfare check. er took out the papers, okay. I did some bad things, okay. But I'm an American." Chances are Benedict Butler wiU remain an American. Im- migralion officials say that about aliens are deport- ed annually, 250-300 of them for criminal activities; but Cut- ler's case, so tar, may not be so serious. Given his work as a priest and his spotless pre- vious years as a U.S. resident he will "most likely" be repri- manded but not deported. Be- sides, says one immigration authority, "From what I hear about Mr. ButJer's life, it may be that the man has already suffered enough." (Newspaper Enterprise Aasn.l SIMPSONS bears Behold and be dazzled! Rings 25% off Diamonflair Simulated diamonds that look so reut only a jeweller knows for sure! corat diamond flair set In lextured 10K Yellow gold mount. Reg. ..................86.50 solilaire. 2 carols set in 14K Yellow gold mount. Reg. .................105.00 3-stone, 2 coral ring set in 14K Yellow or White gold mount. 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