This article was released by Canadian Press, dated Friday, May 30, 1969.


Beatle John Lennon, in Montreal for a seven-day "bed-in" for peace, Thursday applied for vises to enable him, his wife Yoko Ono and her daughter Kyoko, 5, to visit the U.S.

Lennon also applied for visas in London but withdrew the applications. He and his family attempted to enter the U.S. last week and came to Canada after the U.S. immigration department refused him entry.

Lennon was barred from the U.S. because of a recent conviction in England for possession of marijuana.

Vernon McAnich, in charge of visas at the U.S. consulate here, said the conviction is ground for ineligibility to enter the U.S. but this could be waived by the United States government.

It was possible for a person to obtain a waiver if wanted simply to visit the country.

Lennon says he wants to spread his peace message in the U.S.

He and Miss Ono have been staying in bed in a downtown hotel here since their arrival as a gesture in support of world peace.

They say that if everyone stayed in bed continually there would be no more war.

-- End of article. Copyright by the Canadian Press, 1969. All rights reserved.

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