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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta PREMIER SCHREYER 20 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, April 21, 19 3 Stamps support Gtunes OTTAWA (CP) Stanros will be sold to support the 1976 Oljmpic Games in Montreal but the public probably will have to pay an extra two cents if they want to use the special issues. Postmaster-General Andre Ouellet made the announcement Thursday as he unveiled pre- liminary plans for post office support of the Games and listed other special stamps to be is- sued in the next year. First of a series of Olympic stamros will be issued next year and the last in 1976, Mr. Ouellet said. Although details have yet to be worked out, Mr. Ouellet said the post office estimates it will be able to raise million for the Olympic committee through sales to the public and to collec- tors. But an additional two certs above the regular eight-cent charge will be levied for the Olympic stamps sold to the gen- eral public, he said. Collectors will be able to buy either a specidl package in- cluding all the Olympic series at a higher charge to cover packaging costs. Net income from the special series and the collectors' pack- age will go to the Olympic com- mittee, subject to parlia- mentary approval of the special games series. The post office will produce two new commemorative stamps Aug. 2 honoring the Queen's visit to Canada and the first meeting of Commonwealth prime ministers ever held in Canada. Try Before You Buy UP TO 30-DAY TRIAL ON YOUR DOCTOR'S RECOMMENDATION SMITH-JONES HEARING AID SERVICE RIPIEY OPTICAL 618 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-5447 PREMIER BLAKENEY PREMIER BARRETT Much-maligned UIC system to get facelifting By CHERYL HAWKES OTTAWA (CP) Manpower Minister Robert Andras Thurs- day announced major surgery for the much-maligned Unem- ployment Insurance Commis- facelifting to be implemented within the next six months. The reorganization, Mr. An- dras said at a news conference, will decentralize the commis- sions operations, opening up 18 new UIC offices and expanding Westerner may take over NDP reins Bj PAUL JACKSON OTTAWA There's little serious tolk on Parliament Hill these days of any immediate challenge to David Lewis' lead- ership of the New Democratic Party, but when that challenge does come odds are that Can- ada's socialist party will revert to tradition and elect a west- erner to its helm once again. Historically, the NDP and its forerunner the Co-op- erative Commonwealth Feder- fouiid its greatest leaders in western Canada. To- day, the NDP holds the reins of power in three provincial gov- ernments, Manitoba, Saskatche- DAVID LEVMS SOD UNDERGROUND WATER SERVICES SODDING LANDSCAPING UNDERGROUND SPRINKLING For more information contact ROSS NIELSEN LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA PHONE 328-0924 wan and British Columbia, and the west has also sent a crop of fresh, young and vigorous NDP MPs to Ottawa. "It would be foolish to say that Mr. Lewis at this time is threatened by a palace says one socialist but if the party did badly in a coming election or if Mr. Lewis in two, three or four years time decides to call it a day odds are a west- erner will be elected leader.' Look ai the leaders in west has given the NDP-CCF in the past: J. S. Woodsworth, al- though born in Toronto was MP for Winnineg North Centre M. J. Coldwell renresented the Sas- katchewan riding of Rosetown- Biggar. Hazen Argue, who crossed the floor and joined the Liberals and was later called to the Senate, was MP for Assi- naboia, Sask. And Toirany Douglas, now MP for Nanaimo- Cowichan-The Islands, B.C. is a former premier of Saskatche- wan One Western Canadian NDP member, who doesn't want any rumors circulating to suggest that he's undermining Mr. Lewis' leadership, predicts that any or possibly all three of Western NDP premiers could, within the next five years, find themselves under pressure to take over the reins of the fed- eral party. While all three, including Manitoba Premier Ed Schrey- er. really have to win at least one more provincial election to prove their staiyng power and credibility, Mr. Schreyer, Sas- katchewan Premier Allan Blakeney, and British Colum- bian Premier Dave Barrett are all eyed as potential federal leaders. Mr. Schreyer, partly because he has already served as a fed- eral member and because his provincial government has a record of protecting the French minority in Manitoba, is deemed the most likely candi- date. The snag here is that the CITY OF LETHBRIDGE SPRING CLEAN-UP April 30th, 1973, the City of Lethbridge will commence the annual Spring Clean-Up. Rubbish will be picked up according to and in order of the zones indicated below: Approximate Zones and Pick-Up Dotes ZONE 1-APRIL 30. MAY 1, 2 ZONE 2-MAY 3, A, 7, 8 ZONE 3-MAY 9, 10, 11, 14 ZONE 4-MAY 15, 16, 17 ZONE 5-MAY 18, 22, 23, 24 Citizens of lethbridge ore asked io locale burning barrels and containers adjacent Jo the Janes for emptying and wrap or place rubbish in boxes, cartons or plastic bags when practical Prior to the campaign, please check the rear portion of your property to ensure valuables ore trot discarded. The City of lethbridge will not remove earth, large tree trunks and branches, caragana hedge removals, construction and building wastes, concrete, con- crete blocks or other similar waste materials. Please note that immediately barrels are to be kept within they will be removed by the after yovr zone has been completed, burning your properly. If barrels remain in the lone, City. News items will be released ly sf Soring Clean-Up Campaign. advising citizens of the progress ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT NDP, holding just 31 seats in the House of Commons, may not appeal to the premiers. They would be wary to give up their present positions unless the federal party was in a much stronger position and offered them the chance of at least be- coming leader of the Official Opposition within a short time. Until the Oct. 30th federal election, some political observ- ers were predicting the Pro- gressive Conservatives might be slipping to third place in party standings. Needless to say that assumption has been soundly destroyed. Looking to current federal members who might challenge the leadership from some strength we find, according to the western MP, three from the West and one from Eastern Canada John Harney, now MP for Scarborough West, Ont., has al- ready bid for the party lead- ership once. He was, of course, beaten out by Mr. Lewis. That attempt was made before he was elected to the Commons. His popularity and strength is bound to increase now he has won election. From the West there is Dcag Rowland (Selkirk, Lome N y s t r o m (Yorkton-Melville, Sask.) and Bill Knight (Assi- naboia, Sask) All of the three Western MPs are comparatively young. Mr. Rowland hails in at 33, Mr. Nystrom is 27, and Mr. Knight, 26. But in three or four years perhaps even age is any measure at all they would all be old enough to be taken as serious challengers. It has also been suggested I GRANT NOTLEY that Stephen Lewis, leader of the Ontario provincial NDP and son of David, as well as Grant Notley, provincial party leader in Alberta, could hold promise. Going against Stephen, per- haps, is the fact that he has been unable to really move his party into high gear in Ontario. His own leadership may soon be threatened. Mr. Notley has even worse in Alberta. His is the only NDP seat in the province, provincially or federally. But in free enterprise Alberta his own election came as quite a break- through. "All these people have politi- cal comments the western but whether po- litical competence and lead- ership qualities are the same thing is another matter alto- gether.' J Fears Canada mav cut oil supply WASHINGTON (CP) The prospect of Canada shutting off vital northern oil to the United States in a fit of political pique was raised Thursday by Gov. William A. Egan of Alaska. Egan was opening witness be- fore a house public lands sub- committee trying to untangle the Alaskan oil dispute. Arguing against a Canadian pipeline route for the oil from Alaska's North Slope, Egan said: "Unless we bargain for a pipeline zone, similar to the Panama Canal prospect which is doubtless unacceptable to the Canadian Ca- nadian sovereignty will be pre- served over such a line. "Alaskans, like other Ameri- cans, view Canada as a good neighbor. "But it should not be forgot- ten that Canada has taken sub- stantially different foreign pol- icy decisions from the United States in the past. ''If America ever again was involved in necessary action, military or diplomatic, which was unpopular in Canada, doubtless pressures would anse to cut off our oil supply." POSES A PROBLEM The shite-haired governor said the position Alaska is in poses a problem in American relations with other nations. Lauuch search M ,i 21 "If we began construction to- morrow, it would be three years before oil would flow. But the moment we start construction of the line, the nations of the Middle East will know we mean business and are going to de- velop our own resources wisely." This, he said, would take certain amount of political pres- sure off the U.S. Egan suggested that "vie should hold to a narrow posi- at this time, "getting the question of right-of-way cleared up." The house subcommittee is examining legislation that would permit construction of a pipeline across Alaska to carry oil from the North Slope to the southern port of Valdez for trans-shipment by tanker to the U.S. West Coast. A long-standing right-of-way law under which former pipe- lines were built has been over- turned by U.S. courts on a tech- nicality. the facilities of 90 of the exist- ing 298, without increasing the commission's staff. The plan is designed to offer "more personal, sensitive and immediate" service to claim- ants and to inform people early of their rights and obligations under the program. To do this, Mr. Andras said, the UIC will divide the workload of each of- fice so that one insurance offi- cer is responsible for the whole of a claimants contact with the his application for benefits to its approval or rejec- tion. A system of emergency pay- ments, available to claimants who might be forced to seek welfare assistance if obliged to wait for a regular cheque, is planned for by the end of Au- gust. The department is conducting a study aimad at counselling disqualified claimants seeking to appeal to a board of appeal referees. UNDER TRESS The UIC handles about 14 mil- lion inquiries a year, Chairman Guy Cousineau told the news conference. The government hopes to redistribute the staff in each office and reduce the num- ber of claimants flowing to each office, particularly in major centres. The commission's employees have been "under considerable stress in the past few Mr. Andras said, a sure in- dication "they can take the new challenge." The UIC has come under heavy fire recently in the after- math of stepped-up investiga- tions by teams of benefit con- trol officers. A series of blites in major cities in Ontario and Quebec has been implemented with the aid of computers which identi- fied claimants whose occupa- tions were being sought by em- Foster care plan will be extended EDMONTON pro- vincial health and social devel- opment department's advertis- ing campaign about foster care will be extended to Calgary in May, Wally West, department public intormation director, said Monday. The program, designed to in- form the public about foster care and recruit foster par- ents, started in Edmonton in February. Mr. West said it will eventually spread to Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and Grande Prairie. ployers and led to the removal of thousands from UIC rolls. A high proportion of persons disqualifiee as a result of the blitz are later reinstated after appealing their casen. This led to allegations that the benefit control program is little more than a witch-hunt by computers and impersonal interviewers. Mr. Andras said the reorgani- zation of the commission will free benefit control officers to direct their energies toward proven cases of fraud. The com- puter has been "overstressed as some sort of he said. COMPUTER DEMOTED "The computer is necessary for efficiency since we deal with eight million clients and about employers." The reorganization will de- mote the computer, he said, "and put it in its proper place, but it won't eliminate the need for its use." "When the new system is in effect, claimants will have less reason to feel they are con- fronted by a complex, confusing and impersonal bureaucracy. They will be able to deal directly, one-to-one with the in- surance officer, who will ap- prove or reject their claim." The creation of small working groups will facilitate claimants grievances. "The claimant will know, there is a name attached to his Mr. Andras said, "someone he can call up for ex- planation." Mr. Andras said the program will save money in the long run. Claimants would be acquaintec early with the rules of the UIC program. Details cf how the million entailed in the program woulc be spent were ering no extra staff is beinfc, hired as a result of the reorga- nization. Mr. Cousineau said the money would be spent on oper ating costs such as office rental. The commission's head office in Ottawa will be reorganized. The program also will see thi appointment of insurance serv- ice advisors responsible for pro- viding updated information 01 loca employment conditions. Death penalty law replaced LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Ne braska reinstated the death penalty today for the crimes o premeditated murder, killing in the course of rape, arson, rob- bery, kidnapping, hijacking Oi burglary. The bill carried an emer- gency clause and will take ef- fect as soon as it is signed bj Gov. J. James Exon, who ha> supported the measure. The law replaces one which like those in other states, wa made invalid by a Y.S. Su- preme Court ruling last year. BERT MAC'S CYCLE LTD. BICYCLE AUCTION SALE MONDAY, APRIL 23rd at 7.00 p.m. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE AT THE WAREHOUSE-T920 2nd AVE. S. 6-NEW BOYS' AND GIRLS' BICYCLES Including 2 10-Speed Models 1 Tandem Bicycle 10 TRICYCLES and Used) 50 TO 70 USED BICYCLES All Sizes-All Shapes All SALE CONDUCTED BY HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. Phone 328-4705 1920 2nd Ave. S. AUCTIONEERS KEITH ERDMANN Lie. No. 458 TED NEWBY Lie No. 41 FEEDERS FARMERS WELDERS HANDYMEN HOMEOWNERS We carry a complete stock of STEEL IN FLATS ANGLES CHANNELS BEAMS WIDE FLANGES RAILS ROUNDS SQUARES PLATES SHEETS RECTANGULAR AND SQUARE TUBING REINFORCING STEEL WIRE MESH PIPE GALORE FOR FENCE POSTS CLOTHESLINE POLES CARPORT COLUMNS OR FOR ANY OTHER USE YOU MAY HAVE. 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