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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Government Urged To Adopt 'Positive Housing Program9 OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities this week urged the federal cabinet to adopt "a positive housing program" to serve the dual purpose of cre- ating jobs and relieving the current bousing shortage. In presenting the federation's annual brief to the cabinet, fed- eration president Mayor Allan O'Brien of Halifax said it is nec- essary to pursue policies de- signed "to cope with high infla- tion and high unemployment si- multaneously." He said the munkipalitief recognize that it is in their m- lerest to support "a broadscale attack on but at .the same time deplore unemploy- ment caused by the anti-infla- tion drive. There has long been an unfor- tunate tendency for both the federal government and the pro- vincial governments to regard municipalities as "convenient spending agencies in tunes of recession and convenient non- speodiBg agencies a' times of be said. He noted that rising unem- ployment and expanded wel- fare rolls have placed an added ixirden on municipal finances, critically reducing money re- quired to deal effectively with such problems as housing, ur- ban transportation and pollu- tion control. URGES CHANGE Mayor O'Brien. called for a change from a policy of "re- gional discrimination" to one of .gram discrimination" which' would recognize housing rh unemployment as "equal, al- though not necessarily related" pattern. He said any solution to urban problems must involve close cooperation among federal, provincial and municipal au- thorities. 'Ibe federal governmeBt, he said, can assist in two ways: by "getting its own urban poKqr in focus" and by co-ortimting urban policies among the three levels of government. He stressed that such co-oper- ation ran be effective' only if each level of government is al- Iwtd to participate in deter- raining 1 o n g term spending priorities. Federal-provincial conferences are therefore an in- adequate means of dealing uith urban problems. IB receiving the brief Prime Minister Trudeau said he fully subicribes the federation's belief that effective long-term planning ii needed to combat "If we dont act nr the fu- rore of Canada will be deter- mined by economic and social forces outside our he said. He promised the government would give careful consideration to any specific recommenda- tions the federation could offer concerning ways in which the federal government can im- prove its co-ordinating role among the three levels of gov- ernment. Treasury Board Chairman C. M. Drury said the government's campaign against inflation re- quires "painful lim- iting mooey available to munici- palities in the immediate future. Robert Andras, minister with- out portfolio responsible for housing, defended the govern- ment's housing policy but agreed that it could be im- proved by better planning. He also expressed strong sup- port for the government's con- tinued policy of anti infla- tionary restraint, saying "un- less we beat inflation, no pro- gram will be of any value in the long run." Wwintufey, April 22, 1770 1HI lEJHBRlDGE HEUIO 7 Bodies Still Float In River NEAK LOEUNG, Cambodia (Reuters) Bodies continued to float down the Sleioug River today, a week after the first of several hundred bodies were spoiled al this ferry crossing 38 miles southeast of Pnnom Penh. Travellers on the ferry across the Mekong last night saw three bodies in the water, one of a young A government spokesman said Viet Cong had thrown the bodies the river after a clash with government troops, and that a ferryboat had sunk at Kompong Cham, further up- stream. Local people along the river bank opposite the Chhor Island, four miles from here, said they believe government forces car- ried out a series of executions on the island on five nights beginning April 10. Entertainment and Theatre News On Page 19 Case MONTREAL (CP) The im- migration sppeal board has up- held a deportation order against George Ben Edmondson, bis lawyer said Tuesday. Edmondson, 32, alias. Alex Bormahn, chief engineer during construction of West Germany's tent-like pavilion at Expo 67, had appealed an immigration department order deporting him to the United States where he has been convicted of 'armed robbery in Joplin, Mo. .'His lawyer, Max Teitelbaum, said he planned to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. He said the immigration ap- peal board's ruling was made last Thursday but be learned of Tuesday. 'An appeal board derision scheduled for last December had been postponed.while Ed- rooodson appealed .his armed robberv' conviction in Joftin. CONVICTED IN WSJ .Edmondson'was convicted on the holdup charge-in 1962 and sentenced to 30 years in peniten- tiary. He won a pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in 1965. Be escaped to Canada in 1963 aid worked for. two years be- fore being arrested by the RCMP in 1967, in Shawyille, Que. and deported as a fugitive. Edmondson was sentenced to two years for breaking out of penitentiary, but the Missouri Supreme Court ruled he had been improperly advised by lawyers during the holdup trial set aside the conviction. returned to Canada March 29, 1969, with his French-Cana- dian wife Gmette and young son bat was again arrested two vieeks later for illegal entry. 'In 1969, he was convicted a third time oh the holdup charge in Joplin and it is conviction be is currently DB MONTE FANCY PEACHES lim HEINZ STRAINED or JUNIOR WIN BIG CASH PRIZES... Plus Weekly Boiuunn Prizes Ploy Let's Go to the Races" IGA'S THRILLING NEW SPORTS SHOW Watch Win! TABLE RITE RED BRAND STEER BEEF EASY CARVE ROAST SHOULDER, SEMI-BONELESS BABY FOODS tins (Excluding Meats) TOP VALU. Peanut Butter 16-oz. Inst Coffee Coffee Teqm Rice Krispies Tea Bogs 10-01. jar; 1.49! ll-ot 59c FIVE ROSES; FLOUR M-lb. bag 1 TABLE RITE MrCOtMICKS SALTED OR PLAIN SODAS 2-lb. pkg. 16-oz. oka. iw.69cj i i Spk and Span King size 32-oj. Hair Dressing DeOdOrant Ban Super Stew Puritan, 2 varieties A 15-et, w 59c ,.95c! 85c -1.29 1.00 for 100 Employees Of ASE To Laid Off Work NEW YORK (AP) The American Stock Exchange is laying off 100 employees, about 10 per cent of Hs staff, and cut- ting its 1970. budget because of reduced trading volume, Execu- tive Vice-president Paul Kolton said today, Average dairy volume on the exchange has falkn to shares so far in April, down from in the first three roODthi of 1970 md in 1989. The layoffs bepnming May 1 will reduce the staff on the sec- ond Uated States ex- change to about 960. Exchange income, based to t. large extent on charges taken from brokerage1 commission fen, is reported down about 75 par cent in the first quarter of IJ70 cmnpneU with' last year's first-quarter earnings of A spokesman for the New York Stock Exchange said no staff reductions are contem- plated. SECOND LONGEST The world's second longest coral Australia's Great British Honduras for 13v mlfe. 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MILK 2-lb. pkg. 29' 15-oz. tins DEL MONTE FANCY CREAM CORN or PEAS OR GREEN BEANS 14-ci. rim KON TIKI PINEAPPLE 3 VARIETIES ___ 19-oz. tint 3 4 McCAVIN'S for IGA DAIRY SPECIALS KING SIZE consumer rtfund on purchaw of 4 light bulbs when you buy 2 of King Size Bold at Thyre.-Fri.-Sqt. April 23, 24, 25th WI KBBtVI THI KIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTmfS Apples Onions Cabbage Carrots Pineapple CALIFORNIA RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT Canada No, 1 Ib, GRAPES Afncofl Ib 69' Date Nut Cake_59f 99" 1 Margarine P .69 PURITAN SPAGHETTI and MEAT BALLS GAINES TOP CHOICE DOG FOOD 34-ox. COLGATE BEAUTY; SOAP BAR PACK 4 65< Cheddar Mild Bulk..... Cheese Slices Kraft, 3 varieties___6-oz. pkgs. L Pillsbury Swcermillc or Buttermilk Biscuits r2 ,gM9 ib 69c for 89C 29' IGA FROZEN FOODS 2-lb. pkg. 2 for 89C Sno Cap Coffee Rich Lemonade YORK COD FISH and CHIPS 29c for 29C 24-oz. PKG. TOWELS SCOTT BIG ROLL 39' Each ;