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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 26 THE IEIHBRIDGE HERALD Sqlurday, September 4, 1971 Coup looms as possibility today's FUNNY Thieu will answser threats SAIGON" I API Presidonl Nguyen Van Thicu withheld ccmmont (oclay on ttireals by Vice-President Nguyen Cao Ky to bvinp down llic government unless Tliicu calls off his one- man presidential election Oct. 3. "I am ivjulinj: for more clear clarification en Thicu s.tid of Ky's remarks. "I just hear it from Hie press. I have no authentic word from him. f uill you next week." The thrust of Ky's remarks." made to a small gathering of Western reporters Friday, was that he would stage a coup if he fell lie could successfully carry it out. There was no misunderstan- ding of what Ky said, and de- spile confirmation by all 10 re- porters who attended Ihe gath- ering, his press secretary, LL- Col. Vu Due I'inh, issued an of. ficial denial today thai Ky made the statements. "We deny that so-called sources close to Vice-Presidenl Ky saying that Ky will destroy President Thieu and his clique." said Vinh. Vinh made i( clear, however, Ihr.i it was his office and not Ky makinR the denial. Vinh apparently issued denial for Iwo reasons: TWO REASONS SKFN original ground rules laid down were that Ky's re- marks would not be attributed to him but lo sources close to him. Eventually it became clear in some news reports that Ky in fart had made the statements. gel an official denin! ra Uie record so as to protect Xy from possible arrest. At (.he meeting Friday, Ky was asked if his remarks wouldn't give Thieu to have him arrested. Ky said this was a possibility but that he irouldn't stand still wailing for Thieu to put him in jail. Political and military analysis said the purpose of Ky's state- ments was either fc bluff Tlu'cii into calling off the election or, falling short of that, to provoke him into a confrontation, in which Ky probably would have of the Vietnamese air force and marines on his side. Ky refused to campaign in the Oct. election, charging Thieu had rigged. Briclgiug llie double generation gap Adopt-a-Grandparenl program for the aged By KEN POLE EDMONTON' (CP) Re- tirement. It's an ugly word to some people who feel they still have something to contribute to so- ciety but it often leaves them parents' homes. Dicuwke, (it's pronounced jookah) is a 20-year-old social services student at the North- ern Alberta Institute of Tech- nology who adopted nine peo- trapped in a web of loneliness I for the summer. One of from which the only escape is j her grandparents is Clara I Reefer, a spry 72-year-old j widow has a reputalion death It's a harsh hut real prob- lem and a group of young peo- ple in Edmonton is trying to provide an answer w i I h the help of some federal money Adopf-a-Grandparent w a s scl up with a grant under the governments Op- portunities for Youth pro- gram. Adopt-a-Grandparent i s aimed at helping the people who already have "done their thing" for Canada. "Our history makers are just being thrown away like empty paper bags." says Dieuwke Clever, a pretty blonde who is one of the 17 youngsters involved. "There's a desperate need [or things like this. Tt's really hard to say what the answer is to the problem of our old people, but I think this is get- ting close to what we need." MAJOR OUTING The students. 11 ol them girls, "adopted" about 130 eld- erly Edmontonians and will be paid S900 each for the three months during which they keep (heir "grandpar- ents" occupied. A major a zoo or the planetarium or a park for a held once a week and the young people make frequent visits to their prand- bit of a daredevil. "Oh. 1 like to try anything. I saw the ad in the paper and when I phoned them they had someone over lo see me very shortly." A major obstacle is Lrans- p o r t a 11 o n. Bases must be chartered for outings. MAIT donated a bus for six trips but the rest of the lime they must be rented from the Edmonton Transit System. B.C. Hydro employees try neic tactics in rill i J I VANCOUVER (CPi to attend special meetings trical" workers employed by the demand. Journeymen line- B.C. Hydro in the lower main- land voted here to slop work- ing overtime and start a work- to rule program as of p.m. Friday. The vole was Ihe. latest de- velopment in a summer-long dispute with the provincial gov- ernment-owned utility over the appointment of an arbitrator lo negotiate a new contract. membership is ex- unhappy with Hydro's to agree to a compe- men earned S3.39 an hour under the old contract. Since Mr. Nemetz bowed out of the dispute two weeks ago, because of his wife's illness Mr. Forkin said the union had pro- posed several substitute arbi- trators, "all of them household words in labor. but Hydro rejected them all. "Instead, they ottered two nominees who are retired hydro executives, one of whom headed their previous negotia- tions with us. That's just not acceptable to us. Tom Forkin president of Local scheduled Uijs weekend, and by 258 of Ihe International Broth- the middle of next week the im- erhood of Glectriai Workers. nac[ Of strategy should be "We are going lo cut out all fell. Mr. Forkin predicted, overtime, except in emergency j The 2.200 electrical workers situations involving danger to j employed by Hyrdo in B.C. last life and property, and we'll be june held a rotating strike, working strictly according lo different parts of the prm I "The I (remely refusal tent. qualified arbitrator. said A two-block walk in sum- mer can be as ordeal (or many elderly persons. For someone like Mrs. Reefer, who suffered a brain concus- sion last winter when she fell while getting off a bus, winter is an agonizing time. The only entertainment is television. She and Dieuwke feel a pro gram in whicli people would visit the homos of the elderiy would be an ideal answer to Hie problem. The old people aren't Ihe only ones bencfittmg from Adopt-a-Grandparenl, "II hasn't, made me afraid of becoming Dieuwke. "You sort of learn fhat the elderly are real peo pie with their own desires and ambitions. "There's lor darned much of this 'once you're past 50 you're over the hill' non- sense." Mrs. Keefer says she would like to see more young people bridging Ihe double genera- tion gap and she displays a keen awareness of the prob- lems of today's youth. "They can't get work. I think they'd like lo work if Ihey could bul there are no jobs available so off they go hitchhiking. They're not happy, most of them. They're i really lonesome." j Te program also is a per- sonal challenge lo Dieuwke. A lisp is the heritage of cerebral palsy. There's also a hearing aid hidden behind her long blonde hair. She doesn't lei ci- Lhcr gel in her way. Hoping to go into social work when she finishes school year, she has involved herself as a Candy Ihe high school grrls who do volunteer work in and as a ward aide. As well, she has worked with the hand- icapped and has been a Sun- day school teacher for three years. When the Opportunities for Youth program was an- nounced and it was learned it included such things as a SI ,120 grant for a project lo produce a film described as a "light-hearted three-minute look at. spaghetti" there was criticism. 1 The Edmonton Joursal. among other newspapers, published editorials which contained the words "waste- ful" and "nonsense." Dieuwke agrees that per- J haps some of Ihe projects were a waste, but she and her grandparents are sure that, this program is money well spent. the he said. Members in other Back to School SOON! Gel the Kids' Clothes Cleaned NOW! DRY CLEANING BY THE LOAD 8 IBS. (NORMAL GARMENTS) PRE-SPOTTED AND AFTER-SPOTTED BY OUR ATTENDANT PARKSIDE COIN-OP LAUNDRY DRY CLEAN LTD. First in Lethbridge with Coin-Op Dry Cleaning 2634 South Parkside Drive FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PHONE 327-0811 8 A.M. -6 P.M. MONDAY -SATURDAY ince hit each for nine days, locations before the provincial govern- ment on June 30 ordered them i back to work, under provisions of the B.C. Mediation Act. Hydro and the union agreed (o hare Mr. Justice Nathan Nemetz of the B.C. Appeals Court arbitrate their differ- ences, mainly over wages. The asked for a 21 per cent increase over Iwo years. to bring its members up to wage levels paid by private contractors, but later reduced PREVENTION BETTER YORK BEACH, Me. (AP) Trustees of the York Beach fire department have asked Ihe town officials to instruct police lo stop handcuffing prisoners to tlie fire tracks. This seaside coi position's police station, located in the smalt firehouse, is opca sionally filled with prisoners awaiting removal to jails. Driv ers have wamcd of the possibil ity of responding to fire calls without realizing that prisoners are fastened to the bucks. FAJRFIEID APPLIANCES SERVICES LTD. The arrival of the 1972 models ANNOU PARTS AND ACCESSORIES STOCK HAS BEEN EXPANDED Now the largest parts and access- stock In Southern Alberto APPLIANCES ALL MAKES ALL MODELS MOTOROLA Color and Black and While TV ond Sound Equipment. SANYO TV's, Sound Equipment, Laundry Equip- ment and Vacuum Cleaners. INGLIS Laundry Equipment, Refrigerators, Dish- washers and Compactors. HOOVER Floor Cara Appliances and laundry Equipment. MOTOROLA PRICES ARE LOWER THAN 1971 MODELS 3 SERVICE MEN TO SERVICE YOUR REPAIR NEEDS FA1RFIELD APPLIANCES SERVICES LTD. 1244 3rd Ave. South Phone 327-6684 vV FILES FOR DIVORCE Aclress Raqucl Welch has filed for divorce from her husband Palrick Curlis. Photo was taken ot their wedding in Paris, Feb. 14, 1967. They separated last March. NEW CAR SALESMAN STAMPEDE PONT3AC 5UJCK requires THREF ADDITIONAL NEW CAR SALESMEN An income of lo and Full company fringe benefits, including company car, are offered. Preference will be given oppliconlr, with I hose qualifications: Age 20-40 morrind 6 So If-star lor, with n kcnn infcresl lo corn brtlrr than nvnrnqo income E n t h ur, i a fi I i c one! p r o f o s r. i o n a I a M11 u d e, and s fro no skills Previous nutomoijvp oxpononce is essential, Apply in person or in writing to: PAUL SMITH, Soles Manager, Stampede Pontlac Buick Ltd., 1449 17th Avenue S.W., Calyciry, Albnrtci. JUST LIKE SHEEP Sheep are notorious followers bul in this case they are follow- ng for a purpose. Hillfs Rowland, owner of a hobby farm n-ear Brampfon, OnKf >n four of his flock wilh the promise of a can full of oals. erais Knowledge about funerals and funeral arrangements C3H be of great assistance in time of need. Over the years, the funeral directors of southern Alberta have mada helpful and accurate information about their services available to the public. Years of experience have proven the wise family makes decisions about funerals prior to need, and based on complete knowledge and facts. These facts are avail- able through Alberta Funeral Information Service. Recognizing there are many who Want to be better in- formed about such things as traditional funerals, com- mittal and memorial services, cremation, eye and other donations to medical science and pre-arranged services, a comprehensive information service has been estab- lished. This is a service by Albertans, for Albertans. No membership fee is required. If you believe that knowing is peace of mind, we urge you to write today for a free copy of Facts About Funerals or call Calgary (4Q3) 264-2427. ALBERTA FUNERAL INFORMATION SERVICE Jo: Alberta Funeral Inform.irion Service Suite 30B, 304 8tK AYCRUC Calgary 2, Alberta Plcnsc forward my copy of Facts About Funorafs to; ADDRESS Inserted as a public service by the following Southern Alberta funeral directors r Js-.Tir; H-r.-.r I VI. Glcichrn Hirjti R.-rrt pincnl LM. Irylnn's IMivr I Hi. 'inrl Llrl. Cl-irriholm Lr.yflpn'r. Fi'nrnl Ihmc L''J, Colom.iti r.inlins ChipnK I M. nidiburf ft Cv G.ioi'er rrnl Horrr Irnnn Funrral LU. C Winlrri ('infr t.M, l CKir.rl Funrral llomr l.lcT. OM, Wo, rilvho, Hnmr Vi-n. Chaprll Hilll I W.nlir Hiirr. UA foil Matlcod FuncMl Hemi Hi Trcthu funeiiA Lid. ;