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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD August 1973 Chinese show ingenuity in living habits By FRANK CHING New York Times Service PEKING Beneath the ve- neer of uniformity and drab- ness that many visitors to China have the or- dinary people in their every- day living show ingenuity and resourcefulness In coping with adversity in their savor many small pleasures of life. The impressions gained during a recent 13-day private visit to three of China's biggest cities Shanghai and Peking are of hardworking people who are proud of the country's achievements during the last 24 years under the Communist but who are also acutely aware of the enormous task that lies ahead before standard of living can approach the west's. The government's efforts to insure adequate supplies of key commodities for China's 800 million people have resulted in nationwide rationing at grain oil and cloth. While the amounl of grain allotted appears ade- quate families often report having more than they can eat FEEDERS FARMERS WELDERS HANDYMEN HOMEOWNERS We carry a complete stack of STEEl IN FLATS ANGLES CHANNELS BEAMS WIDE FLANGE5 RAILS ROUNDS SQUARES PLATES SHEETS RECTANGULAR AND SQUARE TUBING REINFORCING STEEL WIRE MESH PIPE GALORE FOR FENCE POSTS CLOTHESLINE POLES CARPORT COLUMNS OR FOR ANY OTHER USE YOU MAY HAVE. TONS TO CHOOSE FROM Bring in your truck and load up at bargain prices We also deliver locally Bring in yoirr scrap steel cast iron batteries radiators copper brass and get the best trade value ever We also pay VARZARI IRON LTD. STEEL YARD LOCATION 2808 2nd Ave. N. SCRAP LOCATION 3402 2nd Ave. N. limited supply of oil cloth result in hardship for many.- In the government which emphasized promotion of foreign has earmark- ed the highest-quality products for export. As a result many of the best Chinese products- sewing w a t c wines and are on sale in Hong Kong but are not available in except to friendship stores for for- from which ordinary Chinese are barred. STANDARDS LOW But while the livelihood of all appears the stan- dard of living is low. No or- dinary family has its own tele- phone. The government re- moved all telephones in pri- vate and now all de- pend on public with LO-year-old dies in crash STANDARD Andrea of was tilled Friday in a car-truck col- ision near this town 50 miles east of Calgary. families of several blocks shar ing one. owning a refrig erator or a television set is vir tually unheard of. Televisio sets are installed in hotels schools and factories as well a other government institutions While .this causes no real hare the absence of nsfrigera tors is another espe- cially in the 90-degree sum mers. An consist of string winte melon cooked witn some .___ and eggplant '-it minced pork. Chicken and bee are expensive and as i most seafood. The pay is very low by Am erican a salary o 60 to 70 yuan to a month is considered good. Bu the comparison is not really valid since the basic amenitie transportation are kept so low that making ends meet is not usually problem so long as fruglity is constantly practiced. In the families are cramped into one or twc often with children sleeping on the floor. There is little and neighbors usually without being what is going on in each other's households. 5 GREAT WAYS TO SEE ALL THE FROM GREAT Conrad netted Mike Now famous Zenith handcrofted quality priced for the greatest values of the diagonal Super Chromocoior Picturel Modern styled lowboy console in genuine oil finished Walnwt veneers and select hardwood Titan 101 Chassis over solid- itatel Solid-State Super Video Range Tuner. One-Button Tuning. AFC Spotlite Dials. rX SUPER CHROMMOLOR Enjoy a big fdl rectangular diagonal Super Chroma- color picture in a compact- size grained American Wal- nut color. Titan 101 Chassis Solid-State Super Video Range Tuner. Picture. One-Button Tuning. AFC. Spotlite Dials. Campaign Chest style odapt- ed from a nineteenth century English officer's chest as ones used In India. Recessed full base diagonal Super Chromacolor Picture. Casters. Genuine Walnut veneers and select hardwood solids. Solid-State Titan 200 Chassis. Solid State Super Gold Video Guard Tuner. Super-Screen Picture. One-Button Tuning. AFC Spotlile Panels. Stately Mediterranean styled console. Simulated slate top framed hardwood .Contoured full casters. dia- gonal Super Chromacolor Dark finished Oak veneers or Pecan veneers Solid-State Titan 200 Chassis. Solid-State Super Gold Video Guard Tuner. Super-Screen Picture. One-Button Tuning. Panels. Two Oval 70 SETS IN STOCK TO CHOOSE FROM COLOR TV APPLIANCES 236-13th St. N. CLOSED MONDAYS Phone 328-5541 OPEN THURS. AND FRI. Tilt 9 PJA. Beautifully crafted Transi- tional styled console. Recess- ed full base. Casters. Cathe- dral-shaped simulated cane grille areas flank the front. diagonal Super Chroma- color Picture. Genuine dark Pecan veneers. Solid- State Titan 200 Chassis. Solid- Super Gold Video Guard Tuner. Super -Screen One-Button Tuning. AFC. Spotlite Panels .Two Oval Speakers. Trapped in ride Ernie Davis visits his four-year-old son Scott of injured earlier this week at the Canadian National Exhibition arler he was trapped the Magic Carpet ride be- tween a moving conveyor a roller and wooden floor. He spent a day in critical bul is now described cs satisfactory. Survey shows 54 in progress Strikes mount in Canada By ROBERT BENTLEY Canadian Press 'Staff Writer Soft drink garbage ollectors and proc- ssors are a diverse bunch but all have one thing in omewhere in they're n strike. They are not alone. re- ail wood- vorkers. power plant employ- telephone ame them and chances are lat somewhere across the some are on picket uty. A survey by The Canadian 'ress 54 strikes in prog- ress in Canada Thursday in- olving almost workers. In non-oper- t i n g railway employees switched from rotating strikes a national walkout Thursday and machinists remain ocked in dispute with CP Air cross the country. Prince Edward Island and askatchewan were the only jrovinces free cf solely provin- ial strikes Thursday. Some of the strikers have en out a long such as 47 alesmen and assistant sales- men for a soft drinks firm in Quebec who went on strike in 1972. In some cases the strikers number only a as with 12 county power board workers in Nova Scotia. As the cost of living are at the root of the contract haggling. Coast to unions are de- manding deals to keep pace with rising seeking cost-of-living clauses- while the besieged companies counter that they are hurt by increased costs just as much as their employees. Reports by excluding the national rail and CP Air strikes include following in western Canada. BRFTISH COLUMBIA Among seven strikes are those involving 400 steelwork- ers at Weiser Lock Van- 120 members of the Re- tail Clerks Union at Shoppers Drug Mart 260 wood- workers against two separately owned 310 pulp and pap- er workers against the provin- cial government-cwned Cana- dian Cellulose Ltd. at Castle- and more pulp and paper workers against a chemical Japan second best export customer OTTAWA Total Cana- lian exports bounced back trongly in July after a dip in and featured a continued marked increase of shipments to Statistics Canada said Thursday. July exports climbed mil- lion to on a season- ally adjusted and pushed up this year's total exports so far to The seven-month total- was billion above January-July exports last year. July exports to Japan jumped a whopping 140 per cent over the same month last and running nearly 86 per cent higher so far this to make that country Canada's second best customer after the United States. The July rise more than wiped out June's seasonally adjusted ac- cording to the preliminary fig- ures. Exports in July and in the first seven months of this year were higher to all areas of the world except Latin America. The United which took billion in Canadian exports in July and billion so far this retained the lion's share of this country's export but at a slightly lower figure of 70.2 per cent. Exports to the U.S. are up 24.2 per cent so far in 1973. JAPAN IS SECOND with million in July exports and million in the first seven months of leaped over the United King- the old European Common Market and all other countries combined to become Canada's second biggest importer. company at Nanalmo. There Is also a strike against a tele- phone company. Syd president of the Vancouver local of the In- ternatinal Woodworkers of said the union is pre- pared to keep shut for five years the Red Band shingle mill of MacMillan strikebound since June in a union quest for shorter work hours and an end to the piece-rate system. PRAIRIES The only strike in Manitoba is by 53 upholsterers against Acme Bedding and Furniture Co. of Winnipeg. They have been off since July 6 seeking a 22-per-cent wage increase over 30 months against a company offer of 11 per cent. Saskatchewan has no strikes and Alberta has just one the Royal Canadian Legion's Strathcona branch in Edmon- ton which has led to members often carrying their own drinks from the bar. About 24 full and part-time bartenders and waitresses went on strike March 15 asking for an increase of about 10 to 13 cents an hour on wages of an hour for waitresses and slightly more than for bar- tenders. The legion wants to terminate the closed-s hop clause of their contract and is continuing with non-union per- sonnel. Try Before You Buy UP TO 30-DAY TRIAL ON YOUR DOCTOR'S RECOMMENDATION SMITH-JONES HEARING AID SERVICE RIPLEY OPTICAL 618 3rd Ave. S. 328-5447 WANTED SCRAP IRON NOW PAYING MORE FOR ALL TYPES OF SCRAP METAL Farm Industrial Anything of COPPER BRASS RADIATORS BATTERIES CAST IRON Truck Truck Scaltt Magntt Crane National Salvage Company LIMITED NEW LOCATION 206 33rd Street North Phone 320-1721 It Our ;