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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, September 5, 1973 British army in new controversy over benefits for Princess Anne Bv CAROL KENNEDY LONT3ON (CP) The British army's top brass seems to have slipped up in its public rela- tions, judging the way con- troversy has boiled up for the sscond time in a month over the army's handling of Princess Anne's marriage to Capt. Mark Phillips. First there was the foe-bed- room, two-bathroom Georgian house at Sandhurst provided for Phillips and Princess Anne at! the low army rent of (Sl.OtXP a year Although Phillips, 25, who will become an instructor at Sand- hurst's Roval Military Academy Jan. 1, is entitled to married quarters there, it was perhaps unfortunate that the announce- ment of the couple's elegant fu- ture home came the day British home-buyers were agonizi n g over an unprecedented raise in Mortgage interest rates to 10 per cent. Fresh arguments broke out Tuesday when newspapers splashed details of the army's, plan to organize a collection from all tas officers and men to buy a v.edding present for Prin- cess Anne Proceeds from the 24.000 offi- cers and 211.000 men could amount to on the proposed contribution scale Cars recalled fund kept for ''special occa- sions." Labor MP William Hamilton, ratings Octane not required of 30 pence (75 cents) for an of- ficer, five pence (13 cents) for other ranks. Although the army stresses the scheme is "entirely volun- several newspapers have said that in many units the money has been requested in a I manner that would make it em- TORONTO gen Canada Ltd S3} s3 900 K-V- _ mann Ghia owned by j The Royal Navy later joined Canadians aie miohed m a re- in the moie with a signal to all call of units built between Au-1 sailors and rojal mannes re- gust. 1967. and April, 1972 The recall is to have a trunk wall sealed to gasoline sapors from entering the pas- senger compartment. The work is being done -without cost to owners questing them to contribute on a "wholly voluntary basis." Newspapers estimated the total raised from both sendees may be the Royal Air Force also may take part, though probably from a OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian government has no plans to require gasoline companies to post octane ratings of gaso- lines along with the prices on gasoline pumps, at least' at the present time.'' "To my knowledge there has been no senous consideration given to this idea in this coun- try so said Dr. R. James, director of the research branch of the consumers affairs department. He was commenting on a new cost-of-hving council order in I the United States which will re- quire all service stations to post 'octane numbers on each pump I as of Sept. 1. The Canadian eminent has been aware of th? dis- cussions about octane ratings in the U.S Dr James said and 1 be watching t'-e outcomes. However, he said he did not see "anything to get excited I about'' in the gasoline situation 1 in Canada at the present time. a noted critic of royalty, called the scheme "a bloody bcandal." I Hamilton, who represents a Scottish industrial riding, said. "To ask a serviceman in Ul- ster to contribute to this woman's present is a bloody scandal I hope most of j them will have the courage to j say 'go to hell' I Hamilton said he blamed i Phillips and Princess Anne for' j not stamping on such an idsa 'and saying "they would rather have a" good-luck message. He i said he would be asking the de- fence minister to withdraw this "wretched" request A check of Londoners by the Evening Standard newspaper found seven out of 10 were against the troops being asked to contribute. Most said the couple already had enough money. Princess Anne. 23 last month, receives a raise of (S500CO) tax-free on her exist- ing annual grant from tl-e state she marries Phillips Nov. 14 in Westminister Abbey jLand sales standards set WASHINGTON (AP) The i government adopted final regu- lations Tuesday that will re- quire most United States land developers to make virtually complete disclosure to potential buyers about the property they offer for sale The housing and urban devel- opment department's office of interstate land sales adopted a list of standards that prohibit deceptive advertising practices. The regulations, effective Dec. 1, represent the govern- ment's most extensive effort to clamp down on deceptive and misleading sales techniques in a 6-b i 111 o n industry which frequently has sought buyers in Canada. The rules cover land offered for sale across state lines. FALL Yosemite falls, plungms 2.425 feet into the Ycsemite Valley in California, is the highest water- fall in North America. Sharp to leave on trade trip OTTAWA (CP) External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp will leave for Japan Friday to meet Japanese Foreign Minis- ter Masayoshi Ohira Ha is scheduled to return Sept. 12, and trade is expected to be a prime topic of dis- cussion. Mr. Sharp told Paul Helljer Trinity; in the Commons Tuesday that a planned pint ministerial meet- ing with the Japanese has been postponed because of Parlia- ment's recall. Presenting: the SINGER collection of Fashion Fabrics. FOR FALL 60" WASHABLE TWEED CO-ORDINATES This Kalian imported tweed blend of 35% polyester, 35% acrylic, 25% cotton, looks and feels like wool but it's fully washable. Choose stripes, checks and plaids for smart co-ordinates. 54" HEATHER LOOK SUITINGS Another Italian import! Tremendous value on an 85% nylon blend that drapes softly, fights off creases and sews up into a look of pure luxury. YD. 54" HONEY TIME Wide width and low prices add up to extra savings, hand washable, crease resistant ,hard wearing Jersey like fabric is ideal for casual or dress up wear 100% nylon. 54" WASHABLE ACRYLIC PLAIDS The good look and texture of worsted wool flannel in a practical, hand washable suiting. Smart tartan-like plaids are perfect for suits, sportswear and children's wear. YD. 60" CIRCLE SWING Colors are bright and texture is a novelty seersucker in this hand washable 100% polyamida fabric. TURBO ACRYLIC 54" BONDED 100% acrylic, wasl-able, ideal for back to school wear. Back to School SPECIAL! SINGER ZIG-ZAG with Cabinet ONLY m To sew it al! up for fall... excep- tional savings on this Singer Zig-Zag Sewing Machine! Sews zig-zag and straight... appliques and embroiders... comes com- plete with attractive Sherbrcoke cabinet. See it at your Singer Center today! Sure we're best We taught the world to sew. SINGER Trademark of Slnaer Company ot Canada Ltd. Battling cholera A fireman sprays disinfectant Tuesday In Naples as part of the effort to stop the spread of the disease, which has taken 10 lives im Naples and five in other parts of Italy during the current outbreak. More than 1V4 mil- lion Italians have been vaccinated against cholera in the last 10 days and authorities said most of the five million inhabitants of the Naples region will be vaccin- ated. Black rule aim of movements ALGIERS (AP) Black lib- j eration movements fighting white regimes in Africa are lob- bying for more assistance from non-aligned countries gathered here for a summit conference. The movements are fighting to end Portuguese rule in some territories and to overthrow white governments in South Af- rica and Rhodesia. The African movements have been granted the status of ob- servers at the 76-country non- aligned parley which begins to- day. "We are hoping the non- aligned countries will double their aid for our struggle" said Sam Nujoma, president of the South-West Africa Peoples Or- ganization. "At present, the aid is not It is unclear how much who is giving to whom, but the liber- ation movements have made clear that they want open dec- larations of support and pledges of annual assistance from the so-called "Third World" govern- ments. Nujoma's organization Is fighting to establish black rule in South-West Africa, also called Nambia. The territory has been controlled by neigh- boring South Africa since 1915. Nujoma said his guerrila moxement can raise a militia f 20 000 men "Steps toward a generalized revolt are under way. We feel that in a year or so there will be said Nu- joma. Whites now living in the terri- tory will be allowed to remain, Nujoma said. "If they are good men, they may even become ministers in the government." Frelimo, the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique, Is one of the most active move- ments at the Algiers confer- ence Portugal has ruled Mo- zambique since the 16th cen- tury. Frelimo's guerrillas wage hit- attacks against Portu- guese forces, which have retali- ated with harsh measures allef- edly including massacres. Other black liberation move- ments lobbying here are fight- ing hi Angola, a Portuguese ter- ritory on Africa's west coast; in Guinea Bissau and in the Cape Verde Islands, another Portu- guese territory. SCISSOR SPECIAL Robuso elastic solingen tailor's shears especially designed for polyester fabrics (36 pairs limit one per customer. Regular Arab ministers fail to work out oil policy BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Oil ministers of 10 Arab states ended secret talks in Kuwait on Tuesday without indication that they agreed on a widely-ex- pected common oil policy for use as a political weapon against Israel. Egyptian delegation member Mahmoud Rushdi said in a tele- phone interview that the closed- door session "never discussed the question of employing oil against anybody." Before the Kuwait conference, it was reported that the Organ- ization of Arab Petroleum Ex- porting Countries was planning a common oil policy to push the energy-short United States away from its support of Israel in the Middle East conflict. OPEN DAILY 9-30 A M. TO 6 P.M. THUR SDAY AND FRIDAY A.M. TO 9 P.M. COLLEGE SHOPPING MALL 2025 MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE Telephone 327-2243 Oil industry sources here said the anticlimax indicated confer- ence participants were so di- vided on the issue that they de- cided to leave it off the agenda. The most that the conference accomplished, a statement is- sued after the final meeting in- dicated, was an expression of unanimous support for Libya in its 51-per-cent takeover of all foreign oil company operations on its territory. REACH AGREEMENT The conference also initialled an agreement to build a million drydock in Bahrain, to be financed jointly by organ- ization members, but It still must be ratified by the govern- ments involved The organization comprises Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Libya, Iraq, Egypt, Algeria and Syria. King Faisal of Saudi Arabia is known to favor a moderate pol- icy of limiting future oil produc- tion increases unless the US. changes its Middle East stance. Libya is more militant and wants nationalization and large price increases for Arab crude. The lack of cohesive action was viewed as a major setback to the entire Arab unity move- ment, which had gained im- petus earlier this year as a re- sult of oil warnings made by Faisal to Washington. Militants and though they differed on whether to use oil as a carrot or a agreed that a unified oil policy would have to precede any hopes of unity in military and economic planning to iso- late Israel in the Middle East arena. ICE COVERING Nearly 30 per cent of the earth's surface was covered by ice du.'ing the last ice age, which reached its greatest ad- vance years ago. ;