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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Time for a new president with fresh ideas says Pepin Wtdneiday, Auguil 25, 1971 THE IETHJRIDGE HERAIB 37 MONTREAL (CP) Labor leader Marcel Pcpin moves around liis gianl, scmi-circii- lar desk, (ixcs you with his in- tense dark eyes and punches point articulate home a French, "I have always tried [o put forward new ideas, often judged revolutionary. I have jiol abandoned the initial STRANDED ON THE MIDWAY While people sit in gondolas 100-feet above (he ground at the Canadian Notional Exhibition in Toronto, electricians try to keep a dangling safely wire (centre) clear of high-vollage cables. The safely wire snapped during high winds. The gondolas were brought down lo ground after a delay of 90 min- Change in life C_x events stressed VANCOUVER tC'Pl Dr. Thomas Holmes quit driving on Hie because hi., score of life-change points was loo high. He gave up skiing too. Same reason. Life-change points? It's a method Dr. a psychiatry professor at the University of Washington at worked out lo measure how much we have to change to handle the events it. our lives. And he says 20 years of re- search shows that we'd all better start measuring if we know what's good for us. "It's a statistical fact." he said in an interview here. ''The more change you have in your life in a given period, the more likely you are to get sick or injured in the near fu- ture." Dr. Holmes, 52. is a native of North Carolina where he took his medical degree, spe- cializing in inlernrd medicine. He moved lo ftatile in and became qualified as a psychiatrist. Ilo's serious when he talks about his "social readjust- ment rating scale." IMPACT VALUE It's an index that lists 42 kinds o( events covering vir- tually every kind of change that happens lo people. It as- signs each an impact value ranging from iro points for the death of a spouse1 lo 11 for miner scrapes (he law sucli as li.iffif liokpis In bi'hvi'cn an1 di- vorce point-; i. ;i jail scn- if'iu't.' i. nKHTinja1 tMn, being lircd i-l7t. a morl- Kiific loan i. in-law Iroublc ,111 uul Mantling achii'vi'inenl change in residence and vacation Sludies have applied the .scale lo thousands nf people in several c o u n I r i c s and in widely vai iod social, eco- nomic and culliiral situations. They showed Hint of to who had enough change in tlirir lives in a year In run up .'iTO points fell victim in illness or accident within the next two years And the effect snowballs as the change involved in coping with (he new illness adds In (ho loll. "So i( you have more Ihan 300 poinls and gel sick. Ihe probability is Ilia! you'll get a serious depression, n kidney slone or a heart attack, lather lli.in something like laryngitis." Thai's why Dr. Holmes look slops a while ago when he saw bis own puinls lotal creeping up around ItlSK INCH "Skiing and driving nn Ihe freeway were things I cinilil easily avoid where Hie risk of injury was high." I Tliis preventive aspect is his main concern. As a scientist, he isn'l ready yet lo say thai change causes illness. But the studies havn shown a powerful relationship between the two And just knowing that change has a strong bearing on the state of your health can be a help in avoiding ill- ness, lie contends. He sees it working like this: "Say a person has accumu- lated 200 points and recog- nizes that he's getting into the high-risk area. I suggest ho sit down and think about the events that added up to the 200 poinls. "This tends to provoke in- sight. You tend to take an in- ventory of what the events were all about and why they wcre important to you. "And once your brain goes through this kind of process, it gels rcprogrammed and it makes your behavior change. On the other hand, you can try to keep your poinls lolal down by avoiding changes you know will have a big impart on your life. WORD OF CAUTIO.V He emphasizes it's the im- portance of (he the social deter- mines the impact it has on a person. "It's the amount of change the event brings in your life. Which prompts him to offer a word of caulion about apply- ing his scale. You have In remember, he says, thai this is a statisti- cally-derived index. It repre- sents (he mean or average of values given Ihe different kinds of events hy the thou- sands of pcnplu Although UioiT was almost complete agreement on Hip scale among such widely dif- ferent groups as suburbanites in Ihe United States, aborigi- nal natives on a Pacific island and French-speaking S'wiss I railway commuters. Ihcrc is room for individual differ- ences. Ballet tour announced TORONTO iTPl The Nn- linal liallcl nf Canada Iralny announced n loin- of Europe next year, a liiphliRlil of Ihe company's 20th season. The company plans (o per- form for 4B weeks and will leave in May for performances in ICnrnpe. inrlmling siicli cities Jts London, Slullsnrl, 1'avis, HniSM'ls, GlnsRow, l-aiisanno nml AIniilo Carlo. Fifteen new dancers liavt ton added. ideas I had on reform of busi- ness and flic economic sys- tem." Ten years ago, Mr. Pepin rose to the top ranks of a rel- atively-unknown Quebec labor federation just as Quebec was catapulted into the 20th cen- tury. The faces and problems have changed now and Mr. Pepin says it's lime for o new president with "fresh ideas" and a ''new In 19C1, after years of union repression under Q u e b e c 's Duplessis regime, the inember Canadian and Catho- lic Confederation of Labor be- came the Confederation of Na- t i o n a I Trade Unions. Mr. Pepin became general secre- tary replacing Jean Marchand who moved on to succeed Roger Mathieu as president. Now, Mr. Malhieu is editor- in-chief of La Prcsse, Mr. Marchand is regional eco- nomic development minister in the Trudeau government and-Mr. Pepui steps down this fall as head of a ber organization, tripled in size from the former church- based labor federation. The 45-year-old labor chief says he plons to stay with the CNTU as a negotiator and ad- viser for at least three years. A veteran unionist for 23 years, lie has pitched prede- cessors join the "establish- ment" and the political left outflank him on proposals for social change. And he has in- fluenced Quebec's transforma- tion from an autocratic, ru- ral-based society to a turbu- lent, Lechnological one. In IflGI, he called for mem- ber unions to broaden their traditional concern with bread-and-butter issues to the wider social sphere. Today, he brings Ihe CNTU into common fronts with other labor and non-labor groups to press gov- ernments into legislation and action on social problems. Elected president in to replace Mr. Marchand, Mr. Pcpin was able to get support for a "second front" CNTU concentration on social issues in 19C8. A political action com- mittee helped organize an op- position municipal party in Montreal and local citizen's committees as well as issuing advice booklets for citizens on tenants, housing, car insur- ance and medical care insur- ance. But in recent years, student groups, labor activist Michel Chartrand, the Parti Qucbc- cois and the Front de Ubera- i tion du Quebec have in differ- enl ways stolen some v! Pe- I pin's thunder. TAKES RISK I He has also faced criticism within the CNTU from more I conservative members, some of whom have tried unsuc- cessfully to remove their un- ions from the federation. Mr. Pepin admits that one of the major problems of the labor movement is "the risk that it vvill be the left fii'st, and secondly, in the sense that men without jobs, who Jive in poverty, who have very low wages, no longer believe that the union movement is an instrument, the way to escape from the impasse in which they find themselves." Mr. Pepin was born into the family of a leather cutter with nine children in (lie working- class St. Henri district of Montreal. With financing from rela- tives and friends and with part-time jobs, Mr. Pepin went lo classical college in Jo- liettc, about 40 miles east of Montreal, and then to Univer- sity of Montreal and Laval for degrees in philosophy and in- dustrial relations. joined the Federation of Textile Workers on graduation in 1948 and n year moved to the Metal Workers' Federation where he stayed until 1961. WOULD DEFY LAW As leader of the moat n'iV. tant Quebec labor group. Mr. Pepin has become a tough bargainer and skilful 'acti- cian. Last summer, he helped end a bitter construction strike when he convinced neivly- elected Premier Robert BOUT- assa to include a promise to study wage parity in legisla- tion forcing strikers back to work. If there had been no such promise, Mr. Pepin said later, he was prepared to go to jail in defiance of the law. Despite his political negoti- ating talents, however, many Quebec strikes have emptcd in violence in Hie last 10 years. Mr. Pcpin reminds that violence is not new to Quebec labor disputes and recalls Ihe bitter Asbestos strike in 1949 and the Gaspe Copper strike at Murdochville in 1957. Then, he says, union leaders lack lotal control of (heir members anyway and notes "we are in a period now when people place bombs for olhcr motives." During Ihe l.'IMs, Ihn FU) set several bombs at sites of labor conflicts to show sup- port for the workers, Ihcir hatred of capitalism and to dramatize their call for an in- dependent, socialist Quebec. "We don't recommend viol- he says, "but in cer- tain circumstances it's almott inevitable when employers re- place workers or hire scabs. "There is a right to strike. It is a right. But theie is no obligation for ohlcrs to re- spect that right." MARCEL PEPIN i Take Off Fat With i Home Recipe Plan Il'n simple how quickly one Blonder more graceful curves- If may lose pounds of unsifihlly fat reducible pounds and inches' ol right in your own home. Make excess fat don't disappear from this home recipe yourself. It's neck, chin, arms, abdomen hip, little' o lo our 'Tore "nA JUEI rctu'n th' arid ask- for Naran. Pour this into r-.ii L oney a pint bottle and add enough thls en" grapefruit juice to fill the bottle. I by have tried Take two tablespoonsful twice a ls anri no'P hrl'nE back aj- I day as needed and follow thellurlnE curves and graceful Nnran Reducing Plan. i slenderness. Note how quickly If your firet purchase does not; D'Mt much show you a Mmple easy to i better you feel. More aliri, lose bulky fat and help retain youthful appearing and actiYfc, EATON'S THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY Warehouse Store Hours During This Sale 9 a.m. to p.m. Saturday. Open During the Noon Hour 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 4lh AVENUE SOUTH EATON'S Vacation Special! Hardtop Compact Camper Trailer SAVE 50.00 Righl in lime for summer fun and al low, low sole prices. Features fold-away step. Fully screened. Easily as- sembled. Two bed models. Regular 599.00. SALE Super Special! Teens', Junior MESS Panti Hose Regular 99c lo 1.29 Teen's, Jr. Miss panti hose in sheer seamless mesh nude heel. Sized for pelile, pre-teen and Jr. miss. For slender lep. New longer legs for shorter skirls. Size A-60 io 95 Ibs. and B-95 to 125 Ibs. Miel Dore, Silver Taupe, Tropicale, Sun Spice. SALE, SUPER SPECIAL, each FURNITURE SPECIALS BEDDING SPECIALS filled SWIVEL ROCKER. Wing back rocker wilh valance in nylon fabric finish. I only in Gold. CO CH 2 only in Green, SAtE, each O3.OU DAVENPORT AND CHAIR. In nylon fabric. I only Elm Brict. SAtE, Iwo pieces DAVENPORT AND CHAIR. In rugged vinyl wilh malchinq chair. 1 only. Tawny Brown. QQ flfl SAtE, two pieces I O3.UU CHESTERFIELD AND CHAIR. By Tawne Hall 4 sealer chesterfield, wooden arm rests. 1 only. Marine I only Aqua. SALE, set 4-SEATER SOFA AND CHAIR. Nylon cover, foa hions, wooden arm in Pepper. SALE, sofa and chair RECLINERS. Vinyl covered. 1 only persimmon SALE, eacli KITCHEN CHAIRS. Padded vinyl seal wilh Chrome or bron2clone legs. SALE, encii 4-SEATER SOFA AND CHAIR. Nylon cover. rests In Dionzt Green. 2 only. Regular 189.00. SALE, Iwo pieces 4-SEATER SOFA AND CHAIR. Nylon cover, resls. In Siar Sage. 1 only. Regular 179.99. SALE, 2 pieces 4-SEATER SOFA AND CHAIR. Nylon Gold p armrests. 1 only Regular 189.99. SALE, 2 pieces...... DAVENPORT AND CHAIR. Low beck slyle, wearing nylon Iweed in Tangerine. I only. SAtE, 2 pieces QQ .33 4 OQ QC I C3.3 J hia.il backs. 8.19 wooden m m- 189.00 w o c d L- n u r m 159.99 lush, wooden 169.99 225.99 UNFINISHED POPLAR FURNITURE BUFFET. 2 only. OQ QQ SAtE. each........................... W3.33 DAVENPORT AND CHAIR. Must be seen Four benuMful styles: Green Iweed cover. Maple showwood. SALE, 2-pieces "Mediterranean' Red and Black velvcl and Black vinyl. Dark walnut sfiowwood 1 QC QQ SALE, 2-piece 130.33 Gold coloured Iweed. Danish modern arm. SALE, 2-pieces "Colonial Gold and Brown covering. Maple showwood. 91 Q QQ SAIE, 3-piecej, includes rocker.........fc I 5.O3 3-PIECE BEDROOM SUITES DOUBLE DRESSER AND MIRROR 4 drawer cliesl with 54" panel bed SALE Wilh 54" bookcase bed. SALE................139.95 MEDITERRANEAN STYLE Down lo the floor double dre.s-r and mirror, 4-drawer chest, 54' panel bed. SAIE, 3-pieces Matching Nile Table. SAfE 24.50 HARDWOOD VENEER STYLE In Royol oak finish. Triple dresser and mirror 4-drawer chest, nanpl her-'- board pOQ flfl SAtE. 3-pieccs CO3.UU Mulching Nile Table. SAtE, each 39.50 BEDROOM SUITES, OPEN STOCK Walnut orooriv cov-rrd Triple dresser and mirror. SAtE, each chesl. SALE 5.1" panel bed. SALE DOUBLE DRESSER AND MIRROR. SALE MISCELLANEOUS FURNITURE Walnut finish. Nile Table SAtE....................... MAKE-A-BED. In nylon fabric finish. Easily makes into full 54" bed. Foam maffress. Birch rust. QQ Art 1 only. SAtE S33.UU CRIB AND MATTRESS. One only. QC SAtE. each............................. 3-PIECE BEDROOM SUITES. Double dresser, 4-d-cwer chesl and bed in orborile tops. SALE, 4 AQ QQ 2 only 113.33 36" BUNK BED. Candleglow finish. Quilted mallress. Steel slats. Makes into 2 single beds. Complete with ladder and guard rail. 1 only. CQ SAtE, each SPACE SAVER BED. Colonial style, pleated valence. Choose from three colours. Gold, Brown or Red. QQ SALE O3.33 SPACESAVER BED. Vinyl covers in choice o? QQ Green or Ton. SALE -33 SEALY RED1-BED. Waffle pattern, nylon cover, spring filled maflress. One in Hale Rust only. QQ SALE, each ........................____ 03.3U 92.99 451.99 32.99 69.99 48" lize. SALE GALAXIE CONTINENTAL UNIT 51 64.89 MATTRESS, BOX SPRINGS, SET OF LEGS. Kg QQ 39" siie. SAIE -feciia UNFINISHED FIR FURNITURE This new line of good giained fir has proven popular. NITE TABIES. SAtE, each 3-DRAWER CHEST. Two only. SAtE....... 4-DRAWER CHEST. SAIE, each 5-DRAWER CHEST. SALE, each................. DOUBLE PEDESTAL DESK. SALE, each plywood that 13.29 22.29 24.39 29.69 40.39 21.95 MATCHING GROUPS OF OCCASIONAL TABLES, WALNUT ARBORITE TOPS. Coffee or slep loble. SAtE tamp table. SAIE 15.19 Slep table. SAtE 9.95 Coffee table SAtE 9.95 KITCHEN STEP STOOLS, A must for every kitchen. Chroma in colours of Blue, Green or Olive floral potlerns. SAtE, each 48" MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING. 1 only SALE, 2 Pieces.................. 54' UNIT BY SEALY. Spring filled mollrcsi nnd box spring. 2 only. SAfE, 2 pieces...... CHAIR IN BWCK VINYL only SAtE TV CLEARANCE inledion of Irode in TVs in console models. Com- pletely overhauled. 3 only. 14.99 39.99 82.50 49.00 CARPET REMNANTS up to Choose from a wide seledion. 790..37.00 SALE, each SOFA and CHAIR Low, low sale priccdl Low back waffle design. Foam cuihions. I only in nylon Gold coloured I weed. 1 only In nylon, palicTnod in nuggol. 1 only In Pepper. SAIE, 2 pieces 199.00 Rollaway Cots 26" SAIE 36" iljt. SAtE 48" liie. SAtL Complete with Mntlresi ..........31.59 55.0D ONE ONLY SALE OF RUG SPECIALS PROPYLON TWIST. Gieen. flf! 93.00. SAIE................. O I ,UU J2'i'x61 ARMSTRONG VINYL CORLON. O flfl Regular 3.25 per foot. SALE........ t.UU per fool VICTORIA FOAM BACK NYLON. In Spice CO QQ Brown. Regular 82.00. SALE Jil.WiJ Eaton's Warehouse Store 4th Ave. and 4th St. South Thursday, Friday and Saturday ;