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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD WvdnMKUy, Indian caravan watched No flaws EDMONTON (CP) The Indian caravan en route to Ot- tawa from Vancouver has been under constant sur- viellance by the RCMP, a member of the group said Tuesday. Jim Wenjack, who iden- tified himself only as "an In- dian who's been ripped said that since leaving Van- couver they had been followed and watched by several RCMP cars. Several unmark- ed RCMP vehicles also kept a vigil on the native friendship centre here Monday night where the group stayed. "We want nothing to do with the police forces across the he said. "They represent the people we're oppressed by." He emphasized the caravan was peaceful but the group would not tolerate any harrassment by police or anyone else. "If they want it to remain that way they Nixon too ill to testify LOS ANGELES (AP) Former president Richard Nixon is too ill to be required to testify about security measures taken during his appearance at a rally in Charlotte, N.C., in 1971, his lawyers contend in a motion seeking to quash the sub- poena. The motion, filed here Mon- day and made public Tuesday, also asked that the subpoena be quashed because Nixon's actions at that time enjoyed presidential privilege and because the documents and tape recordings requested also are privileged. KERBER FLOORS 1251 2nd Avenue South Phone 327-0023 SEMI-ANNUAL SEMI-ANNUAL ENDROLLS REMNANTS CONTRACT CARPETS if VINYL SHEET GOODS Open Thursday and Friday till 9 p.m. better make damn sure they stay out of our way The caravan, about 60 strong, is trying to rally peo- ple and financial support as it moves eastward, planning to try and arrive in Ottawa for the opening of Parliament. Chief Ken Basil of the Bona- parte reserve north of Cache Creek, B. C., said the group no longer is asking for changes but demanding them, par- ticularly on such matters as land claims, housing, educa- tion and economic development. The group also wants a full investigation of the Indian affairs department and all treaties honored. Chief Basil told a meeting Attended by about 200 persons Monday night that his people do not approve of the armed tactics used at Kenora, Ont, and Cache Creek but we had to take up arms for our own protection." "We on the caravan do not need arms to protect ourselves, the people, you people, are going to protect us." He said the group do not seek violence but said "we will not run." in coins MONTREAL (CP) Austin Page, director of the coin pro- gram for the 1976 Olympic Games, said Tuesday the sec- ond issue of the silver Olympic coins do not contain any flaws as had been reported earlier. Mr. Page clarified that the design of the five Olympic rings on the coin is different from the design of the five rings currently used by the international Olympic movement. The colored rings now used, he said, were adopted in the 1920s and overlap in a pattern different from those shown on the new coins The coin design had its origin during the ancient Olympics and authorities differ on the precise pattern of ring overlaps that had been used originally. The Canadian Press Monday erroneously attributed to Mr. Page a report saying that be- tween three and five million new coins had been minted with slight flaws in the design. STILL SELLING FOR LESS STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd St. S. Phone 327-3024 The new and the old The new, multi-storey National Defence Depart- ment building (foreground) provides an impressive contrast to the old defence headquarters complex, across the Rideau Canal behind the new building, in this recent aerial photograph of Ottawa. The Instant Coffee thats fighting high food costs! Hail the winner! Of all leading brands, Nabob Instant is the one that most often costs less when you buy. Nabob tastes best- so it adds up to your best instant coffee value. Ottawa toys with national transit plan OTTAWA (CP) A proposed national urban transportation corporation will not fulfil hopes of cheaper buses and more jobs unless the market is exploited now, says Kirk Poley, head of a similar Ontario government agency And so Ontario is forging ahead with its transit corporation while talks are still under way to establish the national organization, Mr. Foley said in a telephone interview from Toronto this week. Officials will likely present a proposal for the national corpo- first federal-provincial the fed- eral government and interested provinces in a month But officials close to the project say they don't expect legis- lation to be ready for Parliament before the end of the year The name of the Ontario agency has been changed to the Urban Transportation Corp., following Alberta's announce- ment last week that it is joining the Ontario agency Other prov- inces are also welcome to join, says Ontario Premier William Davis. Not trying end run Mr. Foley said Ontario is not trying to outflank the federally- proposed organization, first suggested by former Urban Affairs Minister Ron Basford two years ago. But he said he believes a two-year delay in entering the urban transit market could be serious for Canadian industry. "We can't afford to sit back and wait while these decisions are made because the market will go by he said. Mr. Foley said Ontario suggested in March, 1973, that the federal government operate the transit corporation, but two months later decided to move ahead on its own when no deci- sion had been made. By that time, Ontario had committed itself to developing the Krauss-Maffei magnetic-levitation-train system for Ontario cities, then marketing the West German train in North America. System under fire The system, which would cost Jl 3 billion to develop over 10 years, has been under fire by opposition political leaders in On- tario, but received a boost last week when Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed said his government is satisfied with it And McDonnell Douglas Corp., the American aircraft manufacturer, announced this week it will invest million in developing the train. But the Ontario corporation is not tied solely to the magnetic- levitation tram. About 120 18-seat buses designed by the cor- poration and manufactured by two Ontario companies have been sold to American and Canadian municipalities for about each, Mr. Foley said. The corporation also has designed a modern streetcar. The Ontario body, already operating along the lines con- ceived for the national organization by federal urban affairs department planners, is licensing manufacturers to build urban transit equipment while retaining ultimate control over the design and is marketing vehicles abroad. World walk nears end WASECA, Minn. (AP) David Kunst, who left home 4% years ago to walk around the world, is marching through Nebraska and is ex- pected home next month, his wife, Jan, says Kunst is walking 30 miles a day through Nebraska on the last leg of a jour- ney to publicize and raise funds for the United Nations Children's Fund He was mak- ing 90 miles a day but slowed down so he would not arrive before his welcome home celebration. His brother, John, who started the trip with him was killed by bandits two years ago in the Khyber Pass of Af- ghanistan. Mrs Kunst said the shoot- ing, which also wounded Da- vid, scared everyone. "But after I knew Dave was going to be okay, I knew he'd finish the walk. He hasn't talk- ed much about the shooting with me, but I think the walk became more serious after that It was something he had to finish for John." "It's really crazy when you think about how be always had to drive the three blocks to the post she said Mrs Kunst says she never understood fully why David decided to leave her and their three children, after 11 years of marriage, on what then seemed to her "just the son of nutty idea Dave might latch onto" "This friend of his sug- gested walking around the world because that was some- thing nobody had done I thought it was kind of iratty, but he really wanted to do it" ;