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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Mixed reception for refugees By RICHARD JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Providing trans- portation arrangements are firmed up and exit permits is- sued in Uganda, the Manpower and Immigration Department expects the first of several thousand refugee Asians to ar- rive in Canada williin two r. They face a mixed reception, with one segment of Canadians hostile to the mass influx and another receptive to it. As of latest count Canadian Immigration officers in Kam- pala report COO of Ugan dan Asians who have applied for Canadian entry have been granted visas. Officials on the scene esli mate about another Asians have collected appli calion forms. Mail for and against the moss migration is described bj the department as but it professes not to know on which for or it is weighed. There have been reports, sal QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Denial Mechanic Capitol Furnilun Btfg. PHONE 328-7684 m originated with some I in to the Immigration Division mt offices, that for cv- asking "how can we have ovcrnment offii ry Canadian welcoming the In- ow of could run s high as have jeen 50 ngainst it. The department, neither con- irming or denying this, has aid no honest assessment can 50 made of public opinion until he "very voluminous1' mail las been analyzed. But it seems to shape up this way: More Individuals seem op- posed to the migration. But offsetting this has been the number of organizations supporing it. The individuals have objeced on grounds that unemployment running as high it is at over six per cent rules against a mass import of foreign job- hunters. They have protested, too, on grounds of race .and color. There have also been special- ized objections of the sort of "fine, let 'em in, but not any of those in my trade or occupa- tion." But on the other side of the line dividing public opinion are the organizations such as the Red Cross, the Inter-faith Com- mittee of the churches and the Quebec provincial government. These like similar organ- izations have written and called The Immigration Division It- self doesn't really know what to expect. It wonders how many Asians will come with capital. Will President Idi Amin who says he received his expulsion in- spiration from God, allow the Asians to bring out their money? And which airline is going to fly them in, for hcrw much, and who will be paying the bill? What encourages the Immi- gration Division to hope the re- ception will be warmer for the Asians than some of the mail might indicate, has been the re- sponse of "some" individuals. Like the farmer in Alberta who wrote "send a few out icre; they can work the farm or even rent it." Catch Is, not many of the Asians are farmers. Most are Businessmen, professionals and enterpreneurs. The Immigration Division Is counting on the big Asian com- munity, already well estab- lished in Canada, to help out. More than East Indians arc living, working and build- ing a life for themselves in To- ronto alone. These people, says the Imml gration Department, can help in countless ways. With money housing, other forms of help and even advice as to where to find a job, how to get to the post office, where to check the baby if working, even when and how to shop. Charter flight operator fined Awarded medal QUEBEC (CP) Gcu. Fred- rick R. Sharp was invested by Governor-General Roland Mich- ner Friday as chief com- mander of the Order of Mili- arry Merit. The decoration, created last ruly, honors members of the armed forces with records of exceptional and meritorious service. Gen. Sharp recently retired as chief of defence staff of the Canadian Armed Forces. The Governor-General chancellor of the Order of Mili- tary Merit. ________________________ Saturday, 16, IFTHBKIDCI HWAID Western Air seeks extra yule service (CP) West- ern Air Lines Is seeking per- mission to run 10 extra flights between Calgary and Los Ange- Batile guerrillas BANGKOK, Thailand (Reu- ter) One thousand troops supported by tanks have launched a drive against Com- munist guerrillas still active in southern Thailand despite two massive supression drives In the last two months. les during the Christmas holi- day season. A spokesman said that al- though Christmas is more than three months away, some 850 persons already are on waiting lists for such flights. Calgary flights now stop at Great Falls, Mont., awl Salt Lake City, Utah, on the run to Los Angeles. But Western, in its application to the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board, asks that the 10 special flights between Dec. 15 and Jan. 15 be permit- ted to skip the Utah stop, cut- ting flying lime to SVi hours from almost five hours. Omit- ting the Utah stop would mean a saving on the 10 flights of at least the airline said. A spokesman said that if the plan is approved, the airline might seek permission for sim- ilar special flights during Easter holiday rush. QUICK DIGGER An armadilio can dig to fast that it is able to bury itself of sight in a minute or two. TORONTO A Toronto man who ran charter flights under 14 different club names was fined in provincial court here lor evading that PARKSIDE COIN-OP LAUNDRY DRY'CLEAN REGULAR HOURS EFFECTIVE AS OF MONDAY, SEPT. 18 LAUNDRY 8 a.m. to p.m Everyday DRY CLEAN 9 a.m. to p.m. Closed Saturday Evenings Sundays and Holidays 2634 South Parkside Drive Facing Henderson Golf Course Phone 327-0811 Man mauled by bear in Montana MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) A man from this "western Mon- tana city suffered lacerations on the left leg when attacked by a bear that was riled by his two dogs. Officials said Ronald Petet, 29, was in the nine-mile area of lalo National Forest when his dogs flushed a bear and gave chase. The be'ar turned on tha dogs, killing one and seriously injuring the other. Authorities said Petet at- tempted to save the dogs and the bear ajlacked him, maul- ing his leg. He was treated and released from a Missoula hos- pital. amount of income tax in the ast two years. John Watson, 49, was given six months to pay the tine or spend three years in jail. Prosecutor Patrick Duffy told court that Watson shared some flights with other organizers. The most prominent club .op- erated by Watson, Duffy said, was called the Shamrock and Thistle Sports Club. All were purported to_be non-profit, but Dulfy said waison mado pruuta of in 1969 on'charter flight revenue of Court was told that proceeds from the flights were deposited in trust accounts in the name of the sports club, but the ac- counts were used for Watson's personal benefit, including hotel on Lake Simcoe. Duffy said that Watson de- stroyed most of the records after each departure, making the Inviestigation "more diffi- cult and time He said Watson didn't file income tax returns between 1965 and 1969, showing "further con- tempt" for the taxation depart- ment. The prosecutor eaid Watson had paid back some of the tax liability but "it was only after considerable difficulty." Thefun never sets in Beautiful British Columbia The golden days of summer merge with the golden days of autumn. And the fun goes on. Fishing and water sports on dozens of lakes and salt-scented Pacific coves. Golf on richly scenic, evergreen courses. Sparkling night life in Vancouver. Fabulous sightseeing in the island capital of Victoria. And above all, the joy of viewing unspoiled natural beauty as you travel magnificient mountain highways and cruise sheltered coastal waterways. If you can't make it for a summer holiday in British Columbia, don't be discouraged. The fun. is only beginning. For a Visitor's Kit. or convention information, write: Government of British Columbia, Department of Travel Industry, 101 9 Wharf Street, Victoria, British Columbia. SAFEWAY FIRST OF WEEK SUPER SAVERS PRICES EFFECTIVE in LETHBRID6E MOM and TUES., SEPT, 18 and 19 ONLY FRESH BUTTER Lucerne Creamery Canada First Grade 1-ib. print CIGARETTES All Canadian Brands or Regular Size............................Ctn. Each CAKE MIXES Mrs. Wrights, 7 Flavours Mix or Match 19-oz. net wt. pkg................... for RV HH I PEAS Scotch Treat Garden Canada Choice Frozen 2-lb. bag for SAUSAGES Burns Campfire Frozen Skinless 1 Ib. net wt. pkg. VALENCIA ORANGES South African Cello Bag IBs. 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