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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDQE HEftAtD Friday, October 25, 1974 Lang memo on abortion draws opposition fire OTTAWA (CP) Justice Minister Otto Lang was accus- ed Thursday in the Commons of attempting to persuade hospitals to clamp down on abortions. Stewart Leggatt Westminster) said the minister, a Roman Catholic father of seven, sent a memo to many hospitals urging that "his personal view on the subject" be followed. And Flora MacDonald Kingston and the Islands) criticized him for try- ing to interpret the meaning of 1969 Criminal Code amendments which allow hospital committees to approve or reject abortions. Instead, Miss MacDonald said, he should have the moral courage to introduce legisla- tion to eliminate any confu- sion caused by the amendments. Mr. Lang, often accused of taking a hard line on abortion, denied any general attempt to influence abortion com- mittees. He acknowledged sending a memo to hospital committees in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, where be func- Tories seeking balanced Senate OTTAWA (CP) A for- mula for beefing up the op- position ranks in the Liberal- dominated Senate should be developed quickly, Senator Jacques Flynn, Opposition Leader in the upper house, said Thursday. Senator Flynn, leader of the 17 Progressive Conservatives hi the 102-seat appointed body, told the Senate that a stronger opposition would "give us a better balance than we have now." "The currents of public opinion might be better represented here." He suggested that in the meantime the 75 Liberal Sena- tors should take a more active role in criticizing government legislation. "This is a free house and de- bate is the essence of our mode of operation." The Conservative senators were willing to help work out a system "that would add to the number of Senators sitting in opposition here." There now are four inde- pendents in the Senate and six vacancies. The impending departure of Liberal Paul Martin, who has been named high commissioner to Britain, will create a seventh spot. Senator Ray Perrault, new government leader hi the Sen- ate, said in an interview Thursday there is a great deal of interest hi the vacancies, but he does not think there are immediate appointments in the wind. He did not disagree with Senator Flynn's suggestion that more non-Liberals should be named to the Senate. catch the masked bandit and the pink rabbit, don't take a chance flash it... with BLUE DOT FLASH Magicubes Flasrtcubes Flashbulbs M38 Flashbulbs M2B Flashbulbs Press 25B High Power Cubes Flash Bar 3 pack 1.89 3 pack 1.39 12 pack 1.89 12 pack 2.15 12 pack 2.15 12 pack 2.28 2 pack 1.57 1 pack 2.99 College Shopping Mall 2025 Magrcth Mondcy, TwMdcf WwfnMday a.m. to p.m. rx PART vii rvn s Thwrodcy Friday to p.m. Saturday trOO to fcQQ tions under law as territorial attorney-general, but said he merely drew his comments to the attention of other provinces. He said the 1969 amendments give hospital committees the re- sponsibility for deciding if an abortion is necessary to protect the health or life of ex- pectant mothers. But he in- sisted the committees must "legitimately and rationally exercise their medical judgment" and avoid approv- ing all abortions auto- matically. The health reference in the 1969 amendments refers to both the physical and mental health of the expectant mother. Mr. Leggatt said a memo the minister sent to hospitals in the territories carried the threat of federal prosecution unless stricter committee decisions were made. He questioned whether Mr. Lang was trying to "usurp the func- tion of our courts" by attempting to interpret the law as well as administer it. Mr. Lang denied the charge, arguing that it is within his rights as attorney-general foi the territories to indicate "the problem that exists" before recommending action by a prosecutor. Race separation policy advocated for Canada YELLOWKNIFE, Canada must be prepared to adopt a policy of "racial separation" that gives its native people economic and political power or risk violent confrontation, federal land claims commissioner Lloyd Barber said Thursday. Calling the Indian situation one of 'emergency proportions needing the highest Dr. Barber warned the Yellowknife Rotary Club at a luncheon address: "We are in a new ball game. The old approaches are out." The University of Saskatchewan vice- president added that "we've been allowed to delude ourselves about the situation for a long time because of a basic lack of political power in native communities." Dr. Barber said the country has "a significant piece of unfinished business" in its land claims negotiations with Indians, Metis and Eskimos. "I hope we are psychologically prepared for this challenge. It has come upon us rather suddenly and tends to shock the basis on which we have always thought about our relationship with native people." He said the idea of "racial separation" in Canada was not really new. "While we have always talked in terms of integration and equality, the fact is that we are co-existing with native people in this country. "We are separate and they do have special status under our constitution, through law and through government policy. "We may not think separateness is desirable, but we must accept that it ex- ists and it may be that new and healthier forms of it may be necessary before we can really come closer together with native people." Sirica threatens action over bickering of lawyers WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. District Judge John Sirica today granted a request by Richard Nixon's lawyers that the former president be UN resolution circulated to expel South Africa UNITED NATIONS (Reuter) A formal resolu- tion recommending the im- mediate expulsion of South Africa from the United Nations was circulated today as an official document as the Security Council continued debate on the future rela- tionship between the republic and the world organization. The resolution was expected to be introduced in the council by Kenya, either later today or Monday, and put to a vote some time late next week. The draft, sponsored also by Mauritania and Cameroon, the other two African members of the 15-nation council, states that the council "recommends to the General Assembly the immediate ex- pulsion of South Africa from the United Nations in com- pliance with Article 6 of the charter." That article says that a UN member "which has per- sistently violated the prin- ciples contained in the present charter may be expelled from the organization by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council." The resolution also spells out the background to the ex- pulsion by South Africa's policy of, apartheid. Also referred to is the republic's continuing occupa- tion of Namibia (South-West Africa) in defiance of repeated UN resolutions, and its support of the Ian Smith government in Rhodesia, in violation of mandatory UN sanctions. supplied with transcripts of White House tape recordings so he can prepare to testify at the Watergate cover-up trial. Meanwhile, former White House counsel John Dean was on the witness stand today for his eighth, and possibly last, day of testimony. Nixon's lawyer, Herbert Miller, requested the transcripts recently, pointing out that Nixon had no other records available to him and was unable to come to Washington prepared ade- quately because of his illness. Nixon has been suffering from phlebitis, a blood clot condition, since before he left the White House. He has been subpoenaed as a witness by both the prosecu- tion and defence, and'Miller said recently he expected to be able to report soon that Mobster claims Patty seen in border town SAN FRANCISCO (Reuter) A television reporter said Thursday night she has been told that kidnapped new- spaper heiress Patricia Hearst was seen 10 days ago in an unidentified town on the U.S.-Canadian border. Marilyn Baker, a reporter for television station KPEX, said she was told this by former underworld figure Mickey Cohen of Los Angeles, who said he tracked down Miss Hearst through his un- derworld contacts at the re- quest of Miss Hearst's parents. Meat inspection starts BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES PttOM 329-4722 COLLEGE OTTAWA (CP) More than samples of ground beef wiU be tested by federal health protection branch scientists in a special three- week program initiated because of reports the super- market products often are contaminated. The testing will begin immediately in a new laboratory of the Atlantic regional office of the health protection branch in Halifax, Dr. Albert Listen, acting chief of the branch, said Thursday in an interview. About 30 technicians will be involved in the program. Dr. Listen said the program is designed to provide data on the quality of ground beef and to set quality-control guides for meat processors. New mandatory regulations would not necessarily follow im- mediately. COMING THIS SATURDAY NIGHT Oct 26th p.m. "A Lecture That Has Stirred Millions" Illustrated in Color "THE REAST 666 AND THE MARK YOU WILL NEED TO RUY OR SELL" FROM THE BOOK OF REVELATION 0 Who is the beast? What role will the energy crisis Will everyone receive ihe mark? play in the worship of the beast What is this mysterious number? and his mark? Whosoever WORSHIPS the beast and image and receives its mark on his fore- hand or hand, he shall drink the wine of God's wrath, poured undiluted into the cup of His vengence. He shall be tormented in sulphurous flames before the holy angels and before the lamb. The smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever, and there win be no respite day or night Jor those who worship the beast and its image or receive the mark of its name This is where the fortitude of God's people had its place In keeping God's commands and remain- ing loya! to Jesus. Revelation 14.9-12 Neb. You need to Know-Please Don't miss it Spomorad by "It to Written" TV CIVIC SPORTS CENTRE Transportation 327-1372 FREE ADMISSION Miss- Baker, author of a recently published book on the Hearst kidnapping, said Cohen refused to identify the border town where Miss Hearst was seen, but said she was no longer there. There was no in- dication of which side of the border the town was on. The FBI which has co-ordi- nated the hunt for Miss Hearst since she was kidnapped by the revolutionary Symbionese Liberation Army on Feb. 4 refused comment on the story. Miss Hearst, 20, later ap- parently joined her kid- nappers, took part in a bank raid and a number of other robberies, and now is being sought as an armed and dangerous fugitive. Cohen appeared on Los Angeles television Thursday night to explain his part in the hunt Hearst. He said be was approached by Miss Hearst's father five months ago to see whether he could help through his under- world contacts. The Los Angeles Times says that Patricia's parents, Ran- dolph and Catherine Hearst, recently flew to Los Angeles for a dinner meeting with Cohen, 61. Cohen said he organized a number of meetings during a period of several months with black underworld figures in Los Angeles. They tracked down Miss Hearst and said they were willing to organize a raid to get her back. "They knew where she was and had access to Cohen said. But Cohen said they warned him that violence might have to be used in seizing her. He said he bad discussed this question with the Hearsts at the Los Angeles meeting. At Uus point, he said Mrs. Hearst said she was scared about her daughter being found because she felt she might have to serve 20 to 30 years in prison. "It took me by surprise that they didn't know what they were Cohen said. "I wouldn't have any part of bringing her in to do time." Cohen, the leading figure in Los Angeles gangland until 1960, served 11 years in prison for income-tax evasion He said that after his talk with Mrs. Hearst be told his black associates to drop the scheme. News in brief Surtax WASHINGTON (AP) -The Ford administration still con- siders a proposed five-per- cent surtax an essential part of its anti-inflation program, Treasury Secretary William Simon says. But House Speaker Carl Al- bert says the levy will never be passed by Congress as sub- mitted because it would work an undue hardship on middle- income taxpayers. Unpaid wage pact reached ARMSTRONG, B.C. (CP) Labor Minister Bill King said Thursday British Columbia has reached agreement with Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan on a reciprocal arrangement for the recovery of unpaid wages. Speaking at the legislature's standing committee hearing into the agricultural and domestic service industries' place in labor legislation, Mr. King said the agreement would not require new legisla- tion in B.C., but would in the three Prairie provinces. Italians fight kidnapping ROME (AP) The Italian government is offering 30-rnil- hon-lire rewards in an attempt to crack down on kid- napping, the Italian un- derworld's new money-raising industry. Five persons have been ab- ducted in the last three weeks, four of them in the northern industrial region of Lombar- dy. This raised the total for the year to 30 kidnappings, and eight of the victims are still missing. There have been arrests in only 12 of the cases. Nixon was well enough to come to Washington to testify. However, Nixon entered hospital in Long Beach, Calif., Wednesday night because blood clots in his leg were not responding to drug treatment and doctors said Thursday the former president may have to undergo surgery. There has been no word to the court on whether Miller's earlier prediction that Nixon would be able to testify still stands in light of his present condition. Tempers in the courtroom became so strained Thursday that Sirica threatened to take action to prevent "a carnival atmosphere." "I mean the 70-year-old federal judge said, ex- asperated and often angered by continual bickering and back-biting among lawyers. 'Graft may be organized9 QUEBEC (CP) Quebec Justice Minister Jerome Cho- quette said Thursday that al- leged misappropriation of funds by government officials administering the northern region of the province may be part of an organized network and not isolated cases. Mr. Choquette said it was unlikely that a thorough investigation would have been necessary if it was not thought that more than isolated cases were involved. Terrorist plot revealed ROME (Reuter) Italian Defence Minister Giulio An- dreotti confirmed Thursday that right-wing terrorists had planned to poison Italy's domestic water supply with uranium. He told the defence com- mittee of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, the lower house, that the terrorists planned to steal radioactive material from a nuclear centre in northern Italy and use it to poison a number of aquaducts. Man charged in stabbing EDMONTON (CP) A 69- year-old man charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of a city-, doctor has been remanded to Alberta Hospital for psychiatric ex- amination before reappearing in provincial court Nov. 21. Ivan Mirosznizenko of Ed- monton was charged after urologist Dr. Leslie Dushinski was taken to Royal Alexandra Hospital Wednesday for tensive emergency surgery to close stab wounds to the neck and abdomen. Clark asks Alta. referendum EDMONTON (CP) Bob Clark, Social Credit House leader, Thursday called for a province wide referendum to decide what kind of future Albertans want for their province. The referendum would be scheduled for early 1976, and would be followed by a com- mitment from the legislature to implement the wishes of the people. Walkout injunction granted CALGARY (CP) The Alberta Supreme Court granted a temporary injunc- tion Thursday to prevent any further walkouts by the city's outside workers until March 31, 1975. Mr. Justice W. K. Moore said he sympathized with the plight of the workers caught short with inflation but "I feel there is sufficient evidence on which to grant an interim in- junction." 'Canada can't feed world' OTTAWA (CP) Develop- ing nations are going to have to start feeding themselves, Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan said Thursday night "Canada cannot feed the he said in a speech to the local chapter of the In- stitute of Public Ad- ministration. "Nor can the United States or Australia or New Zealand or all of the ma- jor exporting countries rolled together. "The simple fact is that the nations of the world are going to have to take steps them- selves to feed their own people." Bengalis die daily NEW DELHI (Reuter) The Times of India says more than persons are dying every day in the Rangpur dis- trict of Bangladesh. Deaths The newspaper's corres- pondent in Dacca, the Bangladesh capital, says toe famine situation ia Rangpur district in the northern part of the country was reported to have deteriorated. THE CANADIAN PRESS Millicent Kennaway Cawthra-EHiot, 91, a United Empire Loyalist de- scendant and member of one of Toronto's wealthy 19th- century families. QUALITY OENTURECLINIC Ccrtfftod ttaitfll I 303 SIMM SMIh PHONE Tm A Cmlry Mule NOW ON THE AIR SPOUTS NEWS with BRENT SEELY Sports Director ;