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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The Letftbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 206 AUGUST 1973 PRICE 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 42 PAGES Downward jobless trend holds OTTAWA Canada's steady growth in jobs slowed in July for the first time this year following government moves to take the inflationary heat out of the Statistics Canada reported today. The nation's unemployment also dropped last resum- ing this year's steady decline that was interrupted by a one- month drift upward in June. The jobless rate dropped to 5.2 per cent in July from 5.3 per cent in June on a seasonally ad- justed basis that accounts for expected fluctuations in the economy. The total of Canadians at work rose last month to but since it usually rises more than that in July government statisticians figured it as a seasonally adjusted drop of about The slackening growth in jobs came after government action raising interest rales and cut- ting federal spending in an ef- fort to slow the nation's sharp rise in living costs. Whether Prime Minister Trudeau's latest anti-inflation curbing exports of cattle and will have any effect on employment won't tecome evident until later in the year. Government policies to slow the economy are a traditional method of curbing but generally raise the problem of- increasing unemployment as an unwanted result. The government adjusts the figures to iron out normal sea- sonal developments such as the large number of students who enter the labor market in the summer. The adjustment also takes into account such seasonal fac- tors as the rise in construction work in spring and summer its drop in and similar fluc- tuations in farm work. July's 5.2 per cent national unemployment rate on the sea- sonally adjusted basis was down from 5.3 per cent in June. The key jobless indicator has fallen every month this year ex- cept when it went up to 5.3 from 5.2 per cent. Without seasonal the actual unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 per cent in July from 5.2 per cent in June. On both unemployment was considerably below year's consistent figures of more than six per cent of the work force. The seasonally adjusted drop in total employment in July was sharply up from June's scarcely noticeable de. cline of In a breakdown of the jobless the report said the rate for men declined from 5.5 to 5.4 per cent with out of work. The rate for women edged down from 4.7 to 4.8 per cent with unemployed. The report gave these season- ally adjusted figures in a re- gional Prairie The unem- ployment rate rose from 3.5 to 3.7 per cent with the total rising to The total at wort dropped to British The jobless rate declined from 6.1 to 5.9 per cent with the total out of work falling 2.000 to The total employed dropped to Pricing policies face ALCB report While the attorney-general's department awaits a report on shifting liquor prices across the provincial cabinet will discuss the issue during its meeting today. No action is expected to be taken by the government until the Alberta Liquor Control and heard About town CUPER stereo salesman Ron Harkcr settling for a transistor radio at home Leo Grudniski re- ferring to home economist Shiela Niemaii as Miss Ptomaine. Board releases its recom- mendations to the attorney-gen- eral. A variety of price changes on existing liquor stocks were reported in Lethbridge Monday a policy which Consumer Af- fairs Minister Bob Dowling has already rapped as when carried out by retail stores. Cabinet press secretary Joe Hutton said liquor price shuf- fling will definitely be discuss- ed during today's meeting of Alberta ministers. Mr. Dowling has said food stores which change prices without cause will have to an- swer to the government. just not ethical. We will obviously be in touch with the managers of these stores re- ported to he told The Her- ald. Grits grapple with food spiral Soaking up the sunshine Southern Albertans are resorting to various ways of beating the current heat this sunbather is hav- ing none of that. Jim Vest of Edmonton is content simply to relax and soak it up while more vigorous types in the background fish and dangle their feet off the wharf at Henderson Lake. Nixon might admit mistakes as he answers to Watergate WASHINGTON President Nixon is said to be ready to admit error in his re- sponse this week to charges raised in the Senate Watergate hearings. The prediction was made by Interior Secretary Rogers Mor- ton as the court battle over White House tapes of crucial conversations the president had with his advisers went into a new round. Special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox filed a court brief Monday in rebuttal to a brief filed by the president's lawyers. Nixon's lawyers had said the presidency would be damaged if he were to hand over the White House tapes. Referring to a June meeting between Nixon and for- mer attorney-general John Mit- chell to discuss Mitchell's im- pending resignation as Nixon re-election campaign the Cox brief was skeptical that Watergate was not discussed. The brief said that strains the credulity to suppose that Watergate and how Watergate affected Mitchell and the cam- paign were not topics of conver- At another point the brief said the evidence on the White House tapes be material to public accusations against re- spondent question to which he can hardly be indiffer- Judge John Sirica gave the White House until Friday to file any additional arguments and scheduled court room debate for Aug. 22. Dispute still raging MONTREAL Both sides in the current rail dis- pute meet the federal mediator today to react to a proposal from him that he says tainly merits their Emerging from with representatives of CN and CP Rail and the Associated Non- Operating Railway Judge Alan B. Gold also if separate sessions with the two sides go there could be a joint meeting with the parties later in the day. a strike by 1.300 CP Air machinists the first strike in the airline's 31-year history went into its 20th day today with no indication of a break. Morton said that he and the president spoke can- didly when they spent a day to- gether recently at the presi- dent's California home. Giving his assessment in a talk to Morton thing got away from him and the whole propo- sition of Watergate and all that it entailed just flooded in the door so to speak. There it was to cope with before he realized it. was a mistake on his part and we were both very candid in our evaluation of that error. And I think he's going to be very candid when he makes his statement this week. I think that he's going to say Nixon's Watergate response is expected to be made on live probably Wednesday or Thursday. A total of 168 of the 198 con- gressmen who responded to a newspaper poll balieve President Nixon's image in history has been permanently scarred by the Watergate bugging scandal. The conducted by the Christian Science also showed that the congressmen by 157 to 21 think Watergate will hurt Nixon's ability to gov- ern in the remaining three years of his second and last four-year term. The members of both houses of Congress who responded to the poll include 63 Republicans. By 123 to 48 those questioned think Nixon had not conducted an adequate house-cleaning of his staff as a result of the scan- dal. But there were over- whelming majorities against his impeachment to and resignation to Four more bodies located by police Tex. Au- thorities' sought indictments to- day against two teen-agers charged in the largest mass murder in United States his- tory. Seven million tons of explosives Last U.S. bomb falls at midnight WASHINGTON The last United States bomb will fall on Cambodia by midnight EDT ending history's longest air war that saw Indochina blasted with a record 7.4 million tons of explosives. The extra months of bombing in Cambodia after the Vietnam ceasefire has added to doubts about the ability of air to force political settle- ments in wars this kind. Despite the backing of more than 430 U.S. bombers and fighter Cambodia's army of about men was squeezed into enclaves by a Communist-led insurgent force about one-fourth its sire. As the U.S. bombing drew to a the insurgents' held about 80 per cent of Cambodia's territory. Pentagon officials said no one can forecast with any con- fidence what will happen after the U.S. planes halt the bomb- ing. Tine Cambodian military has only 50 small fighter bomb- ers. The Nixon administration said U.S. bombing support of the Cambodian army was needed to bring about a ceasefire there and North Vietnamese com- pliance with sections of the Paris agreement requiring Hanoi to pull its troops out of Cambodia. But there is no Cambodian ceasefire and no real prospect of one. U.S. intelligence esti- mates the North Vietnamese have about soldiers in most of them in a position to threaten South Viet- nam. The prolonged air strike in and for a limited time in Laos after the Vietnam peace agreement was signed in added to the heavy cost borne by the United States in waging the air which dates back to 1965. Sixteen U.S. servicemen's names have been added to the roster of about pilots and air crew members who earlier lost their lives. Four Americans are missing in joining about other U.S. fighting men whose fate is still not known. The U.S. Air Force lost 10 air- craft worth about on top of the nearly planes either shot down or crashed be- tween i9G5 and the signing of the Vietnam peacepact. The Pentagon estimates the phase of the air war in Cambodia and Laos cost about million. The total cost of the air war is difficult to calculate because the Pentagon has provided only piecemeal figures. it was estimated last January that the total price in lost planes and bombs and rockets fired came then to about billicn. Aircraft spare parts and the cost of maintaining air and ground crews in Southeast Asia added billions more. Pentagon statisticians say that U.S. B-52 heavy bombers and fighter bombers carried out more than sorties since last Jan. 27 and dropped 239.761 tons of bombs on Cambodia and to a lesser extent on Laos. The recovery of four addi- tional bodies Monday at a beach brought to 27 the number of victims found since last Wednesday. Digging for more bodies has stopped for now. have recovered what they said was there. We're Capt. G. W. Woods of the Jefferson County sheriff's office said Monday night. Dig- ging also stopped in Galveston and Chambers all of which converge at the High Island coastal area where the last excavations were made. In a reliable source confirmed that the Harris County district attorney's office plans to ask a grand jury today to indict Elmer Wayne and David for murder. IRAN OKAY FOR 1CCS WASHINGTON Iran has been accepted as a member of the International Commission of Control and Supervision in South Ira- nian Ambassador Ardeshir Za- hedi said today. Zahedi made the announce- ment in a phone call to a re- porter after Nixon adminis- tration sources' gave the same information on an unattribu- table basis. Cabinet rejects wage-price controls OTTAWA The government has moved to undercut rocketing food costs by export controls on some meats and increased payments for those on fixed incomes. But it rejects price arguing that they could hurt production. The cabinet met for six hours discussing inflated food prices and other matters and drafted a statement which Export controls on beet and effective today. The controls will control export of prime table meats to any but will allow the export of poorer grades. Alastair minister of trade and that export licences will bs granted to permit exports to traditional customers because the program is intended only to protect the Canadian market from being raided to make up for meat shortages in the United States. A toughened food prices review board to search out and make public examp.es of unwarranted price increases. the government it is prepared to legislate against Old-age security and guaranteed income payments be increased five per effective Oct. 1. The in- crease comes with a proposal for a more frequent cost of living adjustment. A federal-provincial conference this fall to devel- op food policies. Farmers not impressed The plan didn't impress opposing party spokesmen western farm spokesmen. At federal export controls on Canadian livestock were termed a further disadvantage to western by Dobson president of Uni- farm. Western farmers export more livestock to the United States than do eastern he said in an interview. They were hoping for an opening of the in- ternational not a tightening of it. The export restrictions are to apply to live cattle and hogs and dulled and frozen beef and pork and are expected to be lifted when the price freeze on beef is removed Sept. 12 in the United States. More than tb expor' Mr. Lee is the 'ederal to provide the prices review board with increased authority to act against unjustified price hikes. Charles manager of the Calgary Public said it is unlikely producers will stop sell- ing their livestock due to the controls. Although prices at the stockyards dropped Monday in anticipation of the good slaughter steers continued to sell as high as 54 cents a pound. Mr. Kennedy said the price is over for the time however prices would remain far above those of a month or two ago. David whose New Democratic Party has kept the minority Liberal government in power with its support in the said the plan is thin and dis- appointing. He again threatened to discontinue NDP support of the government. Freeze not appropriate Conservative House Leader Gerald Baldwin called the government's program one of and renewed his party's stand for a temporary freeze on wages and prices. Prime Minister Trudeau told a news conference the cabinet had considered a wage and price freeze but dismissed the idea as inappropriate to deal with the effects of what is a shortage in world commodities. Trade Minister GUIespie told reporters the controls are intended to ensure adequate stocks of table meats like roast beef and steaks. Poorer grades of meat used for making bologna and traditionally exported to the United would be eligible for export licences. He said the temporary controls probably won't low- er meat but should keep them from rising more. Charles president of the Canadian Federa- tion of said the federal measures fail to consider the effects of continuing railway strikes and heavy speculating in unregulated food commodity mar- kets. George president of the Canadian Cattle- men's said the cabinet's export restrictions follow a recommendation made by cattlemen last week the association finds most distasteful. Inside Classified 22 Comics 6 Comment 5 District 10 Family 15 Local News 12 Markets.........20 Sports 9 Entertainment 7 TV 7 ____ Weather..........2 'I've got some news for yea tut I want a head start.' LOW TONIGHT HIGH WED. HOT ;