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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 26 - THE LETHBftlDGE HERALD - Friday, September 17, 1971 Issue on celibacy to be discussed VATICAN CITY (AP) - All aspects of tho priestly celibacy issue will be open for discussion at the forthcoming third World Barrel rolling record is set by Oregon youths TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) -Six Lake Oswego, Ore., youths rolled a beer keg up to the doors of the Olympia Brewing Co. here and claimed a new world's record for barrel rolling. They had rolled the keg 931 miles from S'an Francisco, smashing the 371-mile record set by a group of Washington State University students who rolled a keg from Pullman, Wash., to Tumwater earlier this year. The youths took turns rolling the keg, each rolling it three miles while the others rested in an automobile. They used a handle similar to a lawn mower handle to make the rolling easier. The keg was epty. The brewery presented t h e youths with a $500 cheque made out to the national Muscular Dystrophy Fund. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. IPHONE 328-7684M Synod of Bishops, a Vatican official announced today. Archbishop Ladislau Rubin, head of the synod secretariat, told a news conference the 210 delegates could discuss optional celibacy-the possibility of letting priests marry and continue their ministry. The official topics of the synod, a grouping of bishops and other clergymen from around the world, are the priesthood and social justice in the world. Several delegates have indi. cated they want to talk about controversial proposals that the 15-century-old celibacy rule be eased. Pope Paul VI, in encyclicals and dozens of speeches, has re jected all pleas that priests be able to marry and continue in the priesthood. He has hinted that he might allow the ordination to the priesthood of "mature" married men in areas where there is a serious shortage of priests. Synod working papers already sent to the bishops strongly uphold the Pope's views. The synod will be opened Sept. 30. Archbishop Rubin said the meeting should last through October. ANCIENT DECLARATION Iran will present the United Nations with a copy of the human rights declaration made by Cyrus the Great when he created the Persian Empire 2,500 years ago. A QUEEN AND HER ROYAL FOLLOWING - Queen Elizabeth II of England is followed from train by her children, Prince Edward, 7, Prince Andrew, 11, and Princess Anne, 21, on arriving in London from Balmoral Castle in Scotland. White House decision Await date for N-test blast WASHINGTON (CP) - A spokesman for the Atomic Energy Commission said today that the commission is awaiting a final decision from the White House before a date can be set for a proposed five-megaton nuclear warhead underground test in Alaska. "We have said all along that we are in readiness for the test in early fall, probably in October," he said. "But no date can be set since no approval has been given." He was commenting on the sailing from Vancouver Wednesday night of the fishing craft Greenpeace with 12 persons aboard. The protest group intends to be in the area of Am-chitka Island at the time of the proposed test there. Canadian and Japanese governments and a number of U.S. congressmen oppose the test on the grounds the blast might cause earthquakes or tidal waves. A Senate-House of Represent- Oddities in the News PARDEEVILLE, Wis. (AP) - A teacher from Chicago spat a watermelon seed 37 feet., four inches Sunday to win the seed-spitting trophy at Pardeeville's annual-watermelon eating contest. The winner, Frank Ganger, an industrial arts teacher, was the runner-up in 1970. John Elliott of Milwaukee was second with 35 feet, six inches, and Dennis Schkirke, Milwaukee, third at 32 feet, 9% inches. PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - James J. McMann of North Providence, drove his son to Boston University Saturday night. On his way home, McMann. 42, pulled into a Pawtucket parking lot and suddenly found himself surrounded by 26 police cars. McMann is a lookalike for Stephen M. McDonough, a 23-year-old fugitive wanted for murder, robbery and the shooting of a Massachusetts state policeman. McMann had been spotted by a motorist in Boston who gave a description of the oar to police. McMann stopped 40 minutes Inter, was handcuffed and taken to Providence police headquarters where he was photographed and finger-printed. 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