Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Ailing Margaret Trudeau suffers emotional strain Super-powers continue arms build-up MONTREAL (CP) Margaret Trudeau, escorted by her husband the prime minister, said Wednesday she had been "in hospital for 10 days because of emotional strain." At a brief new conference outside of the Ross Pavilion of Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital, Mrs. Trudeau, 26, smiled to reporters and said she expected "to recover soon." She said she did not know how long she would remain in hospital. Mr. Trudeau had visited his wife in the hospital Wednes- day for a few hours on his return from the Team Canada-Russia hockey game in Quebec City Tuesday night. Mrs. Trudeau said "my hus- band will return to Ottawa." The prime miister had evaded reporters' questions saying "this is her press conference." The brief encounter with the media ended as Mr. and Mrs. Trudeau, accompanied by sev- eral plainsclothes guards, re- entered the hospital. Mr. Trudeau left by car. Earlier he was quoted by a hospital official as saying "the press has no business be- ing here." Mrs. Trudeau; who married the prime minister in March, 1971, has not been in the public view much since the July 8 federal election. During the election cam- paign she spent long hours working beside her husband and did some personal cam- paigning in her native province of British Columbia. Despite the gruelling cam- paign schedule, she showed no signs of being tired or ill. Early in August she made a brief private visit to Paris and later spent some time vaca- tioning with her husband and two young sons at their summer residence just out- side Ottawa. When it was learned Mon- day that Mrs. Trudeau was in hospital, the prime minister's office would only comment that she was there for a rest and checkups. Hospital spokesman have refused comment on Mrs. Trudeau. A hospital attendant, who works on the fifth floor where Mrs. Trudeau is staying, said three rooms guarded by the RCMP had been assigned to her. "It's not a royal said the woman, who wished to re- main anonymous. "We don't have a royal suite." During the prime minister's MRS. TRUDEAU visit with his wife, about 200 people, mainly hospital staff and reporters, waited in the main-floor lobby. During that time several baskets of flowers arrived with messages expressing "best wishes" to Mrs. Trudeau. One elderly woman patient, irate with reporters for waiting several hours to talk with Mrs. Trudeau, slammed her cane onto the camera of a CBC newsman. Dr. Manny Gluck, Mrs. Trudeau's obstetrician, has not been available for com- ment on her admission to hospital here. Both of the Trudeau's chil- dren were born in Ottawa and during pregnancies she was attended by medical people there. LONDON (CP) The 1973 Middle East war has spurred a continuing arms build-up by the world's two super-powers, says the latest report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. "The war revealed limits to the relationship between the super-powers, later con- firmed by their inability yet to agree to further limitations on strategic offensive the report says. Both the United States and Soviet Union thus continued to deploy more advanced weapons within the until 1977 only by the first agreements, reached in 1972, on strategic arms limitations. Each "is matching this by modernizing general purpose forces across the field." The institute's report, call- ed The Military Balance: 1974- 1975, says modernization has not been limited to the super- powers. "China has steadily improv- ed the conventional equipment of her forces and slowly develops her nuclear armory. "France has deployed a third nuclear submarine and a tactical nuclear missile. "Advanced weapons prolife- rate in the Persian Gulf, re- flecting a buyer's market for arms and the bargaining power of oil." The institute, a private re- search centre, notes the key role played by the Soviet Union and the IIS. in making possible such conflicts as the Arab-Israeli war last October and in imposing restrictions on it. Equipment losses on both sides during that war "have been made up by the U.S. and the Soviet Union to some- thing like previous says the report published Turner in Europe BONN (AP) Finance Minister John Turner Wednes- day called for regular meetings of the world's finance ministers to place political emphasis on the economy of an increasingly in- terdependent world. He told a news conference that "political will" is needed to solve the world's two top economic and balance of payments deficits. Turner suggested finance ministers of as many countries as possible meet at least quarterly to tackle ma- jor economic problems confronting the world. The Canadian Finance Minister was on a two-day visit to the West German capital. He leaves today for consultations with his counterparts in London, followed by talks with the French finance minister. He said his Europen visit is designed to gain insight into how some of the world's top industrial powers are dealing with the problem of inflation, aggravated by soaring oil prices. In Bonn, Turner met with West German Chancellor Hel- mut Schmidt and Finance Minister Hans Apel, describ- ing his talks as "extremely frank and productive." Besides, seeking infor- mation, Turner said he conveyed to West German leaders Canada's .basic posi- tion that "co-operation and co- ordination" among countries is essential to economic stability and that countries must be careful not to combat inflation with radical deflationary measures. Boy Scouts Troop Scouter Pete Bosters of the 15th Lethbridge and Scout John Qieske getting assistance from Bob Jenkins, executive director for the Southern Alberta region Boy Scouts of Canada. Scout headquarters provides training for leaders and is a source of supplies for boys. United Way funds make possible this support service to the troops in Southern Alberta. The Boy Scouts of Canada is one of 14 member agencies of The Lethbridge United Way. Last year the Boy Scouts received from The United Way. 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