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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE August Cabinet at a glance OTTAWA (CP) Here is rnme Minister Trudeau's new cabinet as announced by him Ministers with new portfolios: Mitchell Sharp, privy coun- cil president Allan MacEachen, external affairs minister C. M Drury. science minis- ter and works minister Jean Chretien, treasury board president Bryce Mackasey, post- master-general Ron Basford. revenue min- ister Andre Ouellet. consumer and corporate affairs minister Jeanne Sauve, environment minister New ministers: Raymond Perrault. govern- ment leader in the Senate Barnett Danson. urban af- fairs minister Judd Buchanan. Indian af- fairs minister Romeo LeBlanc. fisheries minister Unchanged: Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau Transport Minister Jean Marchand Finance Minister John Turner Energy Minister Donald Macdonald Labor Minister John' Munro Communications Minister Gerard Pelletier Regional Expansion Minis- ter Don Jamieson Manpower Minister Robert Andras Defence Minister James Richardson Justice Minister Otto Lang Supply Minister Jean-Pierre Cover Trade Minister Alastair Gil- lespie Agriculture Minister Eu- gene Whelan Solicitor-General Warren Allmand Secretary of State Hugh Faulkner Veterans Minister Daniel MacDonald Health and Welfare Minis- ter Marc Lalonde NUMBERS GROWING Thirty-nine prospecting per- mits covering seven million acres in the Northwest Terri- tories have been issued this ear, an increase ot more than 100 per cent over 1973 C J EQUIPMENT RENTALS i410-2ndAve. S. Phone 328-4765 CON RETE DRILLING 'A "to 20" CONCRETE SAWS BOB CAT LOADER 4 Sizes TA IGET DISTR BUTORS SAWS-DRILLS BLADES ETC. EXPERT OPERATORS SUES SERVICE 1410 2nd Avt. S. 328-4765 Gray's ouster catches department by surprise Italy rocked by violence OTTAWA (CP) Surprise was the common emotion in the consumer and corporate affairs department Thursday whe'rT it was learned Herb Gray will not lead the depart- ment in the new cabinet. Mr Gray, 43, named to the post in November, 1972. had what many observers consid- ered an impressive record of legislation aimed at protecting the consumer. The department was launch- ed in 1967 and was led first by John Turner, then Ron Basford and before Mr. Gray, by Robert Andras. Former postmaster-general Andre Ouellet. a lawyer, now assumes the post. Prime Minister Trudeau announced Thursday Mr Ouellet. 35, was elected to Parliament in 1967 and was appointed to his former post in 1972. Among Mr Gray's accom- plishments were three major pieces of bill to implement a new competition policy, the anti-profiteering bill and the Canada business corporation act. He also succeeded in having put into force a Packaging and Labelling Act and a Weights and Measures Act Work has also been completed on a new Bankruptcy Act, which is vir- tually ready tor presentation to the new Parliament. Policy papers also were issued proposing a new federal mutual funds law and a revis- ed trade marks law. Among new product safety standards issued were safety closures for home-cleaning products, hockey helmets, in- fant's cribs, electric kettles and children's car seats. Box 99, the consumer complaint and advice bureau also was spread to storefront operations. Some regional offices now are operating in New Brunswick and Ontario and a total of about 20 were planned. Close liaison also was estab- lished with the Consumer's Association of Canada and the revamped Canadian Con- sumer Council and a new Con- sumer Research Council were created Before his consumer and corporate affairs post, Mr. Gray served as revenue minister and prior to that as minister without portfolio. "I am pleased said Mr Gray "I was able to bring about hat I consider to be measures ot real importance and value to all James O'Grady, president of the Consumers' Association By ROD CURRIE The Canadian Press The brutal bombing of the Rome-Munich Express has brought to world attention a sporadic five-year campaign of violence in Italy for which arch-right wingers hold the Left responsible, while leftists pin the blame squarely on Fascist elements. Whoever is respon- there is a body of opinion that extremists on both sides are aim almost certainly is to develop a state of tension which will foster a popular de- mand lor authoritarian government The tact that three alleged members of the underground Black Order have been charg- ed in connection with the blast last Saturday that killed 12 passengers adds weight to the popular belief that the Fascists are behind the cam- paign Earlier police had received a message, allegedly from the Order, claiming responsibility and saying "the Nazi banner did not die in Berlin in 1945: It continues to live for a great, Fascist and Nazi Italy." Nevertheless, other Fascist groups and the arch-rightwing political party Movimento So- ciale Italano all claim it is simply a Communist plot to blacken them. Members of the MSI, which in order to remain a legal par- ty must demonstrate it is not Fascist, charge that every time they make political progress toward the goal of non-violent constitutional collapse, another bombing serves to discredit them. The theme of their cam- paign, they claim, is to seek collapse through inflaming public opinion on the current economic crisis and the scan- dals of corruption. But the per- sons have been killed and hundreds injured in similar in- cidents since the original one in Milan in swept economics and corruption off the front pages, giving the government of Premier Mariano Rumor an unusual breathing-space. However, the reaction of the trade unions in calling strikes and work stoppages to mourn the loss of life has the effect of delaying trains and bringing millions off the job tem- porarily. In the long-term this sort of action only hampers the government in its efforts to restore some order to the shaky national economy. As The Daily Telegraph of London put it in an editorial: "Italy is already far enough ad anced along the road to e< jmic and political chaos ithout such irresponsible ac- tion. "Indeed, it can be argued that the massive Communist party has by far the most to gain from a deteriorating situ- ation TITANIUM FOUND BRASILIA (Reuter) Brazilian technicians have discovered what might be one of the world's largest deposits of metal used in making missiles, supersonic aircraft and space western Mato Grosso state, it was officially announced here. HERB GRAY of Canada, said in an inter- view he was "saddened that the prime minister couldn't make use of Mr. Gray in some other capacity in cabinet." Mr O'Grady. while praising Mr Gray's "impressive" record, thought the reason for termination ot his appoint- ment was because "he perhaps should have been more torceful in public. "The position demands a dy- namic, forceful said Mr. O'Gradv. U.S. ready for black vice-president MONTREAL (CP) People of the United States are ready for a black vice- president. Tom Bradley. Los Angeles mayor, said Thursday while commenting on the possible successor to Vice-President Gerald Ford who is to assume the American presidency today Mayor Bradley, when elected last year, became the fourth black mayor of a large American city He was visiting Montreal to view the subway system and the 1976 Olympic Games site. Los Angeles is planning to construct a rapid transit system and has bid for the 1980 Olympics Mayor Bradley said Mr. Ford is considering Sen. Edward Brooke (Rep as his successor. Senator Brooke, a black, introduced a resolution in the U.S. Senate Thursday, which, if approved, would give President Nixon immunity from prosecution Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd. 2nd Generation Funeral Directors and Administrative Counsellors for Pre-Arrangements (Authorized by the Alberta Government Security Commission) THE MEMORIAL CHAPEL 703 13th Street North THE TRADITIONAL CHAPEL 812 3rd Avenue South Phone 328-2361 Connecting Both Chapels NOW IN OUR 52nd YEAR Member of A.F D S (Associated Funeral Directors Service) A World-Wide Connection You don't have to be famous to be somebody. ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo o 0 0 o o o Alberta Achievement A oooooo Think about the people in your community in- dividuals or groups who dPSPrve sppcial recognition for their outstanding achievements, professional ex- cellence, or voluntary service Are they rich and famous'' Probably not. They are pretty special though... people who stand tall in the eyps of others. Men and women who have made exceptional con- tributions to sports, education, the arts, humanities, or science. Individuals or groups who have brought honour to themselves and to the Province through outstanding achievements or performance in national or international competitions. Albertans who have played a vital role in the life of this Province Each year, the Government of Alberta presents Achievement Awards to outstanding Albertans. To ensure that no one deserving of an Award is over looked, we need your assistance. The three special Award categories are Performance Excellence, and Service. Think of the people individuals or groups you know who have won competitions or awards at a national or inter national level during the past year (Performance (Competition) gained national or international recognition in a professional, occupational, or voluntary capacity during the past year (Excellence been noted for outstanding service of Provincial impact (Service Then let us know. They could qualify for an Alberta Achievement Award. But don't delay deadline for receipt of applications is September 3rd, 1974. Program o o o o o o o For further information and nomination forms, telephone 429-4996 or write: CULTURE, YOUTH AND RECREATION 14th Floor, C N. Tower Edmonton, Alberta T5J OK5 ;