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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta M TH1LsmWMIMK NSUIAkV 1 Best dressed males The Fashion tion of America4has to- sued its 35th survey of best-dressed men. In- cluded are: Judge John Sirica, actor Robert Bedford, former New York. City Mayor John Lindsay and television host Johnny Carson. JUDGE SIRICA ROBERT BEDFORD JOHN LINDSAY JOHNNY CARSON At our vested-suit is this season's best value. For the next4days i At its regular price, the Henley suit is an excellent value. Especially when you consider the quality of the cloth. The choice of strikingly handsome checks, plaids and >lains. And the meticulous tailor- ng that goes into the garment. A suit of this quality doesn't need a sale price tag. It's Tip Top's >est selling, most current fashion ook at regular price. But for 4 days can save an additional The same ceptional value goes for our Leish- man suit. Its cut is slightly more conservative. The patterns, subdued plaids and checks in earthy browns and greens. Cool blues and greys. But what makes the Leishman truly exceptional is that for 4 days only we're offering you a convenient Tip Top charge Account. this excellent piece of workmanship for A savings of 15% off its regular price of So come into Tip Top and buy one of these vested beauties. For the next 4 days you can save your- self After that, they go back up to their usual low price. TIP TOP Saving money never Centre Village Mall III XVI SO Can Marchand whip a rabbit out of transport hat? OTTAWA (CP) Politicians and the transport industry are .waiting (or Transport Minister Jean Marchand to whip a rabbit out of a hat after an electrifying warm-up criticizing transport policy. But say that it will be hard to produce a new policy that will win as much applause as his candid statement that transportation is in a mess. Mr. Marchand indicated in recent Commons speeches and in interviews the general aim of a new policy. It would give the minister power to order transport companies like the railways to do certain things without making the government responsible for daily operations. But beyond that the minister has been vague. The transport department is only beginning now a policy study that department sources say will take three to six months to complete. After that, Mr. Marchand admits he faces a stiff fight getting the policy through cabinet and Parliament. While Mr. Marchand has said there are good elements in the National Transportation Act, it has left him powerless in many areas. Existing legislation left him without authority to tell the railways to provide extra equipment and hold the line on freight rates. His remarks raise many questions. Is the minister as powerless as he says he is? How much government control of transportation does he want? Will greater government control solve the problems he talks about? _ Some of Mr. Marchand's statements were questioned in the Commons transport committee., HAS NO COMMENT Edgar Benson, president of the Canadian transport commission, said he did not want to comment on the minister's statement. But he said commission rulings can be appealed to the courts or the cabinet, contradicting the minister's statement that there is little avenue of appeal from commission decisions. Elmer McKay (PC Central Nova) suggested in the committee the government has power to require the railways to undertake certain things 'under the Railway Act and Mr. Benson agreed. He said the commission used Section 262 of the act to order Canadian National Railways to launch a new commuter service between Toronto and Barrie, Ont. Mark Rose (NDP Fraser Valley West said the same section could be used to order the railways to supply more grain hopper cars and lumber- cars. Mr. Marchand has said he cannot tall the railways to build or bey mare hopper ears despite Incressisg grain movement problems la the West Mr. Benson said he doubts .the commission can order the railway! to do the impossible. The railways said they did not have the money to build the hopper cars. But the section does give the commission power to tell the railways to acquire equipment and distribute it in, any way the commission decides. This must be within company powers to carry the order out. The minister has authority to tell the commission to carry out a certain policy such as requiring the railways to build more hopper cars. PUBLICLY CRITICAL One of Mr. Marchand's principal worries in recent months has been his lack of authority to control rail freight rates. He was publicly critical of the railways for substantially raising steel freight rates to the West without notifying bun. The railways froze some rates'after.' Mr. Marchand requested them last July to clamp a lid on tariffs for the next 18 months while western freight anomalies' were investigated. But this later turned out to be a partial freeze only. The transportation act allows railways to set their own rates with provisions prohibiting pricing below cost to eliminate competition arid protecting shippers who could only use one method of transportation. The theory behind this is that competition between different kinds of transportation will secure low freight rates. Mr. Marchand has said that in some parts of the country the railways do not have real competition. But any move for stronger government control over rate setting is vigorously opposed by rMlwaymen who say Canadian railways are more efficient and economic than state owned or heavily regulated railways in other countries. They point to a drop in the average freight per ton per mile to 1.43 cents in 1973 from 1.47 cents in 1969. But the minister is annoyed that he cannot step in and deal directly with freight rates which may discriminate against an industry or a section of the country. On the other hand, tighter government control over freight rates and other rail problems may open the transport minister to considerable political pressure. The desire to be politically popular might stop transport ministers from making tough decisions that might improve the transport system, one observer said. BYUX Phone 328-8255 Canadian troops No. 2 on Mideast hit parade TEL AVIV (CP) In a country like Israel, where 21 parties contested the last election and politics is a na- tional obsession, Canadian troops serving with the United Nations are being told to keep their political views to them- selves. "We've found that among the Israelis, Canadians are No. 2 on the hit parade, after the says Capt. Buck Giffin of Halifax, a vet- eran logistics officer in charge of the 13 Canadian supply and communications troops based in Tel Aviv. "Our men have been very warmly received, both in their duty contacts with Israeli officials and in contacts with people on the street. "But they have been asked not to voice opinions. Their job is to be neutral and their opinions could be miscon- strued." Even among the various na- tionalities serving with the UN Emergency Force in the Middle East, the Canadians have a unique mobility. Their missions often carry them cross the Arab-Israeli cease- fire line, while other nation- alities are generally re- stricted to one side of the other. The Canadians can thus make comparisons between Arab and Israeli living condi- tions and, as professional sol- diers, can make knowl- edgeable observations about military developments. Any slip of the tongue could be embarrassing, Giffin said. Tha current Middle Eait mission, like its long-running predecessor in the Gaza Strip before 1W7, can place strains on a Canadian soldier. He is likely to fed far more at ease among their Western-style manners and appearance and their frequent knowledge of a Ca- nadian's laiuniAM and among the more ex- Canadians' remarks in pri- "'whatever the neutrality of vate often show a distinct their public comments, the Israeli preference. betty'sRp'shop Brings you 'Special Spring Fashions' Including.. Coats and Pant Coats Drosses Pant Suits In a wide range of sizes Petite 5 to 15. Missy 8 to 20 including Vi sizes from 14V4 to 24V4 "CO-ORDINATES by Tmi Slims. Blazers, Jac-Shlrts and Tops In ice Orange and Powder 4jL Blue......................... V30FF PATIO GOWNS In small, medium and large, now spec- ially priced as low as SLACKS mi SWEATERS A good selection priced as low as too Use your or Master Charge' or Betty Shop 'Fashion Account' ;