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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THf IETHBRIDGE HCRAtD Tltumluy, August 13, 1970 Wholesale Prices Firm OTTAWA (CP) Wholesale prices rose only fractionally last month and remained well below a peak recorded in March and April. The Dominion Bureau of Sta- tistics reported Wednesday that its index of general wholesale prices rose to 286.7 in July from 286.2 in June, an increase of half an index puinl or of two- tentlis of a percentage point. The index, based on pre-war 1935-39 prices equalling ICO, hil a peak of 289.5 in March and April, but have since declined Analysts say the decline, partic- ularly in raw material prices, has been a significant factor in slowing inflation at Hie retail level. Post Office Backs Off In Directories Hassle LONDON (AP) Britain's general post office, under fire for changing the traditional alphabetical order of names in its telephone directories, backed off for another look today. Onassis Denies Marriage Rift With Jackie LONDON (Reuters) Greek shipping magnate Aristotle On- assis Wednesday described re- ports of a rift in his marriage vrfth the former Jacqueline Ken- nedy as "unbelievable mythol- ogy." Interviewed by The Evening Standard during a six-day busi- ness trip to London, Onassis said: "We are both ideally happy and anybody who says that is not the case doesn't know what they are talking about." A spokesman said printing of the new directories had been temporarily halted. "This does not he said, "that we have with- drawn the directories already distributed or that we even have stopped printing of those directories already begun at the printers." Twelve of the new com- puter-compiled area directo- ries have been distributed, re- placing the old books. An un- determined number are being printed, having reached a stage too late to be called off. The new books list last names as usual but sub- scribers with tlie same last; name and initial are grouped according to their alphabeti- cal addreses. This led to two Harold Smiths in Preston 15 entries apart and the prospect of 64 J. Browns running through columns of other Browns in London. The outcry lias been consid- erable and a post office spokesman said: "If there is likely to be any large-scale public reaction against it then we will have to change it." The bureau's release of the July wholesale price index is the first of a series of fresh re- ports on the country's economic situation last month. The July employment report and con- sumer price index is to be is- sued today. Of special significance in Hie new wholesale price index was a further decline in the index of raw material prices. Coupled with the prices of partly manu- factured goods, they declined to an index of 204.8 from 265.3 in June. FURTHER EASING This would indicate a further easing of material costs for sec- o n d a r y manufacturers. The index in July wras at its lowest point since last November, after hitting 308.8 in May. The index of prices of fully or chiefly manufactured goods rose, however, to an index of 298.9 last month from 297.9. This increase of one index point rep- resented a gain of three-tenths of one pei1 cent. It brought the wholesale price of manufactured goods 1.6 per cent higher than a year earlier, while raw materials rose only one per cent. Changes in retail or consumer prices do not always follow ex- actly changes in wholesale prices. The wholesale index neasures a wider rauge of transactions, from raw material iroducers t o manufacturers' >rices, and tends to move more Ulan the consumer price ndex. But a feature of the staring down of consumer price rises in loth Canada and the United States has been the steadiness actual decline of raw mate- ial prices. Non-ferrous metal >ricc5 in Canada alone declined >y more than one per cent last month. A LA GLEASON A great sandwich for 'The Great Jackie Gleason, chal- lenged even his big mouth. His new wife, the former Beverly McKittrick, helps him with the beef, ham, cheese and lettuce sandwich, three feet in diameter. Forest Fire Bill Soars EDMONTON (CP) Total amount allocated to forest-fire suppression by the Alberta gov- ernment this year was boosted to almost million when the cabinet recently approved a warrant for million. The. legislature appropriated for forest fire control and the cabinet added 000 last June and another 000 in July. Twenty-three fires were burning in the province yester- day, all under control. Slightly more than acres have been burned this year in 622 fires. Hazards are rated as high in the souhtern foothills and in areas near Athabasca, Grande Prairie, Lac La Biche and Peace Hiver, and low to mod- erate elsewhere in the prov- ince. EXPORTED KNOW-HOW Thirty-seven Ontario compa- nies exported their manufactur- ing know-how and sendees to 13 countries in 1969, opening branch plants in the United States, Europe and the Carib- bean. New Hospital Gets Approval ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE (CP) The hospital board annouced today approval has been obtained for a new 50- bed hospital and authority granted to expand it to 70 beds when warranted. The board statement said the structure will be built on land currently occupied by the exist- ing hospitals. Industry Responsible For Pollution Control One-half ounce of mail sent by Pony Express cost the send- er CALGARY (CP) -The Al- berta Oil and Gas Conservation Board says responsibility for pollution control clearly lies with the individuals, companies and industry which exploit oil and gas resources. In the 1969 edition of its an- nual publication, Conservation In Alberta, the board says pub- lic concern lias increased greatly over pollution of all kinds and from all sources. "It is unfortunate, however, this justifiable concern over a serious problem has led to so many emotion-charged general- izations. We need the facts the scientific, technological, ecological and economic facts and we need to analyse them rationally. "The responsibility for the control of pollution by stan- dards acceptable to the com- munity clearly lies with the in- dividuals, companies and in- dustry which acquire the rights to explore and drill for, pro- duce, process and transport our oil and gas "Government's role is to es- tablish proper standards of air, water and land quality, to for- mulate necessary rides and regulations and to carry out its inspections of the industry op- erations and monitoring of the environment. "If the government's stan- dards, regulations and enforce- ment are sound they will be realistically based iipon the facts. They will be sensitive to the wishes of the community (these are facts "Our environment must be preserved but realism must prevail we cannot frustrate the development and use of our energy resources." The board says it co-operates with other government depart- ments and the industry to en- sure that oil field producing practices do not lead to exces- sive pollution or the destruc- tion or contamination or other natural resources. But "even with periodic in- spections, occasional failures in equipment and procedures are bound to occur strengthened regulations and improved co-ordination and en- forcement of them, coupled with the industry's new aware- ness of its pollution responsi- bilities, minimize occur- rences and lead to swift re- medial action." Priddis Man Is Killed In Baler PRIDDIS (CP) A 55-year- old man, killed Tuesday when he became caught in a baler that he was operating on a farm, was identified today as John Fleming Gray of the Red Deer Lake district of Alberta. Police said it took eight iioui-5 to free the victim after accident, about 20 miles southwest of Calgary. "A 1513 3rd Avenue South Across From McGavin's Bakery These Prices Effective August 13th, 14th and 15th N CROSS RIB ROASTS WE ARE J 7 83 r 1 I _ j m LEAN STEWING MEAT GROUND ROUND STEAK. ROUND STEAK o- l_ t) UNTIL RED or BLUE BRAND CUT AND WRAPPED Ib.. .9 i I CUT AND WRAPPED Ib... CORN ON TH, COB dol 49c BEANSNEWIOCAI2 NiW CABBAGE NSW'6RBIN BANANAS YEUOW IK ENTER YOUR NAME FOR FREE DRAW ON .POTATOES 10, APRICOTS-...... C. WESSELMAN CAUUFIOWER "Gladiolus King" SNOW WHITE HEADS......ib. CANTALOUPE 4for1-00 WATERMELON RIPE JUICY 15 Ib. avg.....each ITALIAN PRUNES _2'89 GRAPES 4 SPECIAL SAT. ONLY ONE DRAWS TO BE MADE SATURDAY ENTER YOUR NAME FOR FREE DRAW ON GROCERY HAMPERS ;