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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta aaiuroiy, April 14, kBinvmvuc Young highflier Randy Black, 13, of Amarillo, Tex., is shown sailing over trash cans lined up in the alley near his home. Every spare minute he can muster, he heads for the alley, lines up trash cans, makes the jumps for thrills and money. Nine cans, his current record, measured slightly over 21 feet. Interpreting the News Tough campaign softens Try Bifore You Buy UP TO 30-DAY TRIAL ON YOUR DOCTOR'S RECOMMENDATION MAICO SMITH-JONES (HEARING AID SERVICE RIPLEY OPTICAL 618 3rd S. 328-5447 LONDON (CP) The political left in France may have won a starting edge in the presidential election fight alter a week sprinkled with comedy as Gaullists struggled to find a single candidate for Georges Pompidou's mantle. With the somewhat igno- minious withdrawal of Prime Minister Pierre Messmer, the held has' been left to two sturdy candidates of the Gaulhst coalition and Francois Mitterrand, NOTICE! We Have Not Gone Out of Business! We are in business in all the Lethbndge and sur- rounding towns. We have upgraded our equip- ment and operations to include all types of Sand and Gravel and Asphalt which can be picked up at our river bottom site or can be delivered to any location. Construction of road building and asphalting of large or small jobs can be handled. Free estimates on any construction or materials. Tollestrup Sand Gravel Co. Tollestrup Construction Co. Ltd. Phone 328-8196 327-3610 WALT FORD FARM AUCTION TUESDAY, April Location from Coutts 6 miles east on Border Road and 1 mile north or 7 miles east on the Aden road and one mile south. Sale Time 11 a.m. Terms Cash Lunch served I have rereived instruction! from Mr. Walt Ford to otter at public auction the following list ol machinery. This list is buyers guide and lor more intormation contact the owner or inspect the machinery I L at the (arm. TRACTORS: 660 diesel, power steering, dual hydraulics, cab, dual high lift front loader, torque amplifier; 650 diesel, gas starting, P.T.O. cab, hydraulics, WD9 cab belt pully P.T.O. hyd.; Cub tractor P T.O. cultivator, plow and mower. TRUCKS: Mercury ton, reconditioned motor; 1 1953 Mercury 3 ton, 5 speed trans., 2 speed axle, box and hoist; Chev 1YZ ton steel box and hoist. HARVESTING: 92 Massey Harris combine 16 ft. cut good condition, 41 ft. auger, 6" tube; 15 ft. pull type swather; ft pick- up reel; ft Sund pick-up. SEEDING AND TILLAGE: John Deere hoe drill 7" spacing; ft. IHC press drills with hitch; ft. Graham Hoeme chisel plow single spring; ft. Noble straight blade; ft. sections of spring tooth harrow; ft. IHC Model 370 tandem disc, like new, used two seasons; ft. sections of coi! spring harrows; ft. harrow cart, old style; ft IHC rod weeders, end drive; ft. Noble straight blade; ft. Krouss one way. MISCELLANEOUS: trailer: ft. trailer; wooden wheeled wagon; type hay loader; gallon water tank; gallon fuel tank; Deere baler for parts only; Model 127 combine; 4 cylinder motor; tric inch water pump; cylinders, grease guns, nails, nuts and bolts, dehorners, hoof trimers, vet. tools, old milking machine; ft. house trailer, older model; crow foot packers 9 ft.; cultivator, steel wheels; many more items. HOUSEHOLD: by 10 ft. nylon rug, green, good condition; mo'dern, blonde bedroom suite, springs and mattress; occasional chairs; of laundry tubs; of bone china, perfect shape. Owner Walt Ford 344-3996 AUCTIONEER: BOB LAACKMANN Milk r, LIC.N0.0104S? candidate of the united left- wing parties. Messmer's ploy to rally the coalition parties behind a single candidate himself lasted only seven rather farcical hours Wednesday When neither Jacques Chaban-Delmas. a former prime minister, nor Finance Minister Valery Giscard d'Estaing agreed to step aside. Messmer withdrew, along with another coalition candidate. Edgar Faure. To many French political observers it was folly to even hope that Chaban-Delmas and Giscard d'Estaing would pull out. For years a variety of polls have indicated the two were the only truly formidable coalition contenders for the office. Nevertheless, the guessing is that the "Pompidoulians" felt compelled at least to make the effort to impose on the Gaullists and their allies a single candidate of the majority. Pompidou having left no "political will" naming a favored successor. The result of the week-long bickering may have given political advantage to Mitterrand. It was Mitterrand. 57, who in 1965 contested the presidential election as a candidate of the left and not only forced President de Gaulle into a demeaning second ballot but won almost 45 per cent of the vote. The overwhelming defeat of in the 1969 presidential which Mitterrand retrained from candidacy- made him the obvious choice to rally the left this time. Mitterrand is known to be convinced that the left may never win in France unless the Socialists and their allies made common cause with the Communists. The trick has been to get close enough to the Communists to ensure their co-operation without getting so chummy that opponents might charge that Mitterrand is opening the door to eventual Communist power. So far, in the eyes of many observers, Mitterrand appears to have hit an impressive balance. To this end. Georges Marchais, secretary-general of the Communist party, has issued a statement asserting complete accord with Mitter- rand on campaign policy. Alberta man appointed OTTAWA (GP) An Alberta economist has been appointed to the federal restrictive trade practices commission, Consumer and Corporate Affairs Minister Herb Gray announced here. Frank Roseman, 39, of Edmonton, is a professor of economics at the University of Alberta and a former consultant with the Economic Council ot Canada between 1969 and 1969. The commission assesses evidence and conducts hearings on cases involving combines and other restrictive practices. Cost-of-living hikes new trend By ELMO C1PRIETTI THE CANADIAN PRESS Canadian workers suffered a net decline in buying power in 1973 due to inflation, but some have recently won cost- of-living increases from employers. With inflation continuing at about 10 per cent annually, many unions have sought to renegotiate multi-year contracts that provide annual wage increases of about five or six per cent. 'Spokesmen for organized labor welcomed the news last week when Steel Co. of Canada Ltd., Hamilton, unilaterally announced that by Aug. 1. its IS.ooo production workers ir. Ontario and Quebec will be receiving about 30 cents more an hour to help them meet rising prices of goods and services. Shortly afterwards, similar cost-of-living increases were announced by Dominion Foundries and Steel Ltd.. Hamilton, Algoma Steel Corp.. Sault Ste. Marie. Ont.. and Westinghouse Canada Ltd., Hamilton. ASKED IN SURVEY Employers, unions, industry and government officials across the country were asked about cost-of-living pay increases in a Cross-Canada Survey by The Canadian Press. In Moncton. N.B., J. W. Stewart. Atlantic regional manager of the Canadian Manufacturers Association CMA, said many firms in the Atlantic provinces "feel that if you destroy the concept of a contract, then it opens everything up." But in Ottawa, Donald MacDonald. president of the Canadian Labor Congress CLC, said cost-of-living pay increases are needed because of "the terrific impact of prices on our people." Federal Labor Minister John Munro said the Stelco increase might hasten a trend by other employers, and provincial labor ministers generally favored the idea of cost-of-living increases. But Ontario's Labor Minister Fernand Guindon refused to take a stand on the matter because cost-of-living is the key issue in several strikes and contract disputes, the minister's executive assistant said. In Vancouver, William Hamilton, president of the Employers' Council of British Columbia, said many basic industries have to know far in advance what labor costs will be. and cost-of-living clauses interfere with price structures for many products. IN ALBERTA In Alberta, workers oi the Alberta Liquor Control Board went on strike last week to back demands for renegotiation of their contract that expires in April. 1975, but the provincial Supreme Court Wednesday ruled the walkout illegal. Bill Broad, president of the Civil Service Association of Alberta, said the employees would comply with the court order and return to work. But he called their contract "intolerable" because it provides a second-year increase of six-per-cent while prices have been climbing at more than 10-per-cent In Edmonton. C R Compston. an official of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association confirmed cost- of-living increases are being granted in the province. "Yes it's happening." he said. "It's being reluctantly given more for labor competitive reasons I think to keep people." Watch for NOOK Here Soon! Check On Alberta Blue Cross 1971 Are Your Employees Covered By Alberta Blue Cross? As an employer you are naturally interested in the general welfare of all your employees Their good health is part of your concern, and you owe it to your staff and yourself to ensure that they are protected under one or another of the Alberta Blue Cross plans We are confident that coverage under either one of the two Group plans will suit your employees' requirements. While a great many employers pay a share of their employees' low Blue Cross premiums as a fringe benefit, it is not a requirement for the formation of a Group. Whatever Blue Cross Plan is decided upon, it will bring peace of mind, to you and to your employees Membership eliminates the fear of being unable to meet the heavy expense of hospitalization and other services at a time of illness The cost of borrowing .money is usually prohibitive, but the important feature is the protection against heavy unexpected expense related to illness or accidental injury Take this opportunity now to check on Alberta Blue Cross 1974 More important Who Qualifies For Coverage? All Alberta residents regardless ol age or slate of health may obtain a wide range of health care benefits by participating in the Plan What Hospital Benefits Does Blue Cross Provide? Your Blue Cross coverage pays the charges incurred when you occupy either a private or semi-private ward bed in a public genera! active treatment hospital Blue Cross pays these charges for an unlimited time Does Blue Cross Provide Hospital Benefits Outside Alberta? Yes the following are supplementary hospital benefits provided to Blue Cross members when out of the Province 1. You are allowed up to S40 00 per day to apply against any hospital charges remaining after the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission has paid ts stipulated pornon of costs incurred during your stay at any public general active treatment hospital located outside Alberta 2. Blue Cross will also pay any out-patient hospital charges remaining after Ihe Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission has paid its portion of hospital Charges incurred outside the Province of Alberta Are There Any Forms To Fill Out When Claiming For Hospital Expenses? No all you have to do to obtain hospital services under the terms of your Blue Cross membership is to present your Blue Cross Identification Card at any approved hospital Blue Cross pays 'he hospital directly for any facts you should know about Alberta Blue Cross services you receive there so you don't have to pay the hospital and then seek reimbursement from Blue Cross afterwards The only money you are required lo pay the hospital is the initial registration fee at the time you are admitted What Is Meant By The Term "Benefit A Benefit Year is from July 1s! of one year to June 30th of the year following What Other Services Are Provided? Whether you have Single or Family Coverage you are eligible for other reimbursement in addition to hospital expenses Within certain specified limits under one Group Plan Blue Cross will reimburse you for these services, from the first dollar of expense Under an alternate Plan reimbursemen' commences when your costs have totalled more than S15 00 within one Benefit Year thai first S15 00 being deductible Professional Ambulance Service This provides reimbursement for professional ambulance service to and from a hospital Where the service is provided within the corporate limits of a City benefits are limited to S15 00 per trip and S30 00 lor a period of disability Actual reimbursement limit is SI00 00 per person per Benefit Year Appliances Charges for the repair or replacement of artificial limbs (excepting Myoelectnc controlled prosthesis) and braces of certain types are all reimbursable providing Ihe appliances have been suoplied or repaired on tho written ordrr of a physician Dental Care Repair or extraction (not replacement) of natural tooth damaged through Accidental Reimbursement will cover the actual charges madf by a qualified dentist providing repair or extraction is carried out within twelve months of the accidental injury Clinical Psychologist Clinical Psychological services in the Irp.itmpnt of mental or emotional illrcss Reimbursement here is up to 00 lor the first hour and S5 00 lot each Subsequent thirty minute allowance s S10000 per Benef.l under oithei Smqlo or F.niHy Class Coverage- Home Nursing Tl-.s involves chnrjpe -nsdp fv a pry.'u.i or Registered Nu'SO Mot relateo 'o thi Men i) 'or r.ite pruvidec' m Tie pntient s home on the ordcir ol Ihe physician Roimhiirsompn; is up 10 S100 00 in one Boned: Yenr unciei a Single or Family Class of Coverage Naluropathic Services Services provided by a Naturopath lor A disability Reimbursement will be made, of actual charges not exceeding 00 per visit Maximum of S100 00 in a Benefit Year under cither a Single or Family Class o! Coverage Monthly Rates Group Deductible Plan Single Si 65 Fami'y S3 30 C'l-lnsi'-n-'C PI.in Single S3 40 Family 80________________ 25 YEARS SERVING ALBERTANS May We Help You? ALBERTA BLUE CROSS If you would like more information or application forms lor Alberta Blue Cross Plan membership, complete and mail this coupon: AI.'JIVM lilue Cfos-. PM" ;w> rn'.'rWJO.V Aim T5J 'K9 S, ScrvicuOllicc ?NM t C i ni'i- 'i-lio M.icLcod Trail. CALGARY Albfrld TPHtlK1) Ollicc -'02 5n LETHBRIDGE TU2B9 Please send mo information application forms on Group Plan Non-Group Plan NAME OF FIRM_____ INDIVIDUALS NAME. ADDRESS---------------- CITY------------------ .PHONE. ;