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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 46-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-Wedneaday, April A city within the city of light tlNEA) This, capital now boasts, a supei modem a the Inteinational onsention Gentle C I P It sfdnclb on hve acres once occupied the old amusement complex Luna Park which Parisians, knew Irom the beginning ot the centurv up until the outbreak ot the Second World War The centre is onlv a tew minutes walk Irom the de Triumph fhe Champs Eh sees and the Bois de Boulogne with its renowned outdoor restaurants and boating lake Experts in the convention buinness predicted that bs 1985 international gatherings would be drawing something like 10 million people about tour times the figure for tne earh 70s. So Pans, looked ahead and decided to build the C I P The citv donated this outstanding site and the Pans Chamber of Commerce sponsored the project Cost ol this Palace ot the Thousand and One Communications is given as around S100 million P'ar in advance ot its time in design this complex unique in Europe can accommodate 5 000 people and afford everj communication that modern technologv can offer The grand auditorium is the heart ot the centre Equipped with a stage measuring over i 800 feet it also has T i City within a city International convention centre m an orchestral pit which can accommodate 120 musicians and be raised to floor level for concerts, The giant hall can seat up to 4 300 people but can also be adjusted to a 1 500-seat capaciU Each seat has six language simultaneous translating capacity Surrounding the main conference hall on the first level is a series of exhibition halls Here scientists artists and others mav displav their works About 100 offices and business suites with adjoining reception room are available to conference organizers and businessmen needing a Pans base temporanlv Some offices can be transformed into small conference rooms for 20 or 30 people The citv within a city is no exaggeration With 80 boutiques in the complex there is no need to rush around getting tired out gift problem or Paris personal need can be satisfied without loss of time The shopping arcade includes a Travel Bureau branches of the leading air lines a post office bank hairdressers and the like And for relaxation the center has a gymnasium swimming pool and saunas as well as a discotheuqe a brasserie which stays open until the wee hours and four cinemas showing the latest films Irom many countries Puppy love Four-year-old John Elsom of Tsawwassen, B C is smothered in puppy love as frisky young Dalmatians swamp him with affection They are part of a litter of 14 born March 4 Inflation rate below average OTTAWA (CP) A report trom the Organization tor Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows the year-over-year rate of inflation in Canada to the end of February was below average and better than that ot its major trading partners The rate in Canada for the 12 months to the end of February was 9 6 per cent compared with a 12-per-cent average for the 24 industrial countries which are members of OECD The Canadian figures for March however, show inflation running at a rate of more than 10 per cent The rates for Canada s top three trading partners were United States 10 per cent Ja- pan 26 3 per cent and United Kingdom 13 2 per cent Germany with a rate of 7 6 per cent had the best price performance and Greece had the worst with a rate of 33 4 per cent The OECD report notes that higher prices for petroleum products is a factor in higher inflation rates and during the December-February period the OECD average was running at an annual rate of about 16 per cent Kenwood spectacular blanket WOOL PRODUCTS Save 24 to 27% Cuddle up to a Kenwood. 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Centre Village Mall Telephone 328-9231 Study seeks clues on supersonic flight effects OTTAWA (CP) Two scientific balloons are to be launched this year from the Churchill Man rocket range to provide clues of possible harmful effects of supersonic aircraft flying through the stratosphere It will be the first Canadian study to assess the effect of ni- trogen oxide pollutants from let aircraft on the ozone layer of the stratosphere J R H Noble of Toronto, chief of the federal environment depart- ment s atmospheric environ ment service said in an interview The ozone layer located in the middle of the stratosphere which extends from about 40 000 to feet, protects life on earth from the sun s ultraviolet rays that are primarily responsible for the skin-cancer hazard About 15 government and university scientists will be involved in the project said Mr Noble He said present scientific evidence does not corroborate news reports published on the weekend of a study which says high-flying jet aircraft could gravely affect wheat oroduction in Canada and elsewhere The study apparently done by the U S transport depart- ment is also reported to wapn of the increased hazard of skin cancer as nitrogen oxide pollutants deplete the ozone layer Scientists still don t know whether supersonic aircraft like the Anglo-French Concorde and the Soviet TU- 144 will affect the ozone layer or the earth s climate, said Mr Noble The issue has been a controversial one for several years since the prospect these aircraft could come into widespread production However this country has a special stake in further re- search since the ozone layer occurs at lower altitudes over Canada especially in winter, he said Already military aircraft were flung over Canada at heights that would place them in the ozone layer n some locations at certain times of the year The world scientific community is pursuing the problem and Canada, as a member of the International Council of Scientific Unions and the World Meteorological Organization, is aware of the latest findings he said A signal to ride Joseph Warren Reynolds, 9, of Concord, Mass the great-great-great-great grandson of Paul Revere, climbs steps of the Old North Church in Boston with two symbolic lanterns to commemorate the ride by Paul Revere 199 years ago to warn of the British advance ;