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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, August LETHBRIDGE HERALD-23 Satellite program uncertain OTTAWA (CP) Individual households may be able to re- ceive direct radio and television signals from powerful broadcasting satellites in orbit by the 1980s, says Dr. John Chapman, chief of research in the federal communications department. Just as Canada was the first country to operate a domestic communications satellite system, it may also be the first country with operational broadcasting satellites, Dr. Chapman said Wednesday in an interview. However, while the development of this satellite technology is a distinct possibility, it is no means a certainty, said Dr. Chapman. The only approved plans call for the launching in 1975 of a experimental Communications Technology Satel- lite (CTS) and the replacement in 1977 or 1978 of Telesat Can- ada's Anik I and Anik II satellites, the mainstays of the do- mestic communications satellite system. Beyond this, the communications department has a lot of ideas but no specific plans for the domestic satellite pro- gram, said Dr. Chapman. Firm decisions would depend on the success of the CTS ex- periments, which include plans to link medical specialists in southern Canada with residents in remote northern outposts and to provide Francophone residents on the Prairies with a direct two-way television link with Quebec residents. The government is spending about million this year on various space and space-related projects, about half of which goes to industry as grants, subsidies or contracts for studies and the supply of hardware and services. Should the satellite program slow down for whatever reason, Dr. Chapman said "there wouldn't be a problem of a lot of unemployed civil servants." About 80 per cent of the specialists working on the CTS pro- gram are on contracts or term employment, he said. That meant the government wouldn't necessarily feel committed to keeping them busy, although the facilities of the depart- ment's research centre and industry's manpower and facil- ities would be without a full workload if more projects weren't authorized. Broadcasting satellites would provide more versatility than the two domestic communications satellites now in operation, said Dr. Chapman. The present satellites required expensive receiving sta- tions to direct radio and television signals into nearby homes, but broadcasting satellites could beam powerful radio signals directly into a home equipped with inexpensive antennas. The satellites could also revolutionize transportation com- munications in the north, he said. Broadcasting satellites may provide more reliable radio communication with ships and aircraft in the north, he said. Present short-wave radio was prone to interferences during weather disturbances. France rescinds arms embargo PARIS (AP) The French government rescinded Wednesday its arms embargo against Israel and neighboring Arab states, but like the boycott itself, the action favored the Arabs. "The notion of an embargo no longer said cabinet spokesman Andre Rossi, an- nouncing the end of the ban imposed seven years ago. "It has been decided that the sales to these states could henceforth be authorized on a case-by-case basis." The embargo was decreed by the late Gen. Charles de Gaulle against the main com- batants in the 1967 Mideast Egypt, Syria and Jordan. In practice, the action af- fected only Israel which had scores of Mirage jet fighter planes in its air force and 50 more on order. The three Arab countries had practical- ly no French weapons at the time. The move was meant to pun- ish Israel for disregarding de Gaulle's injunction against rtarting a war. He held that Israel opened the fighting. C J EQUIPMENT RENTALS 1410-2ndAve. S. Phone CON DRIL LING 020" CONCRETE BOB CAT LOADER TA DISTR 9UTORS DRILLS SETC. EXPERT eoecSy SALES SERVICE 1410 2nd Ave. 8. Phone Ironically, the smashing Is- raeli victory in 1967 was due in great part to fast pre-emptive strikes by swarms of Mirages against Arab airfields. The outstanding performance of the Mirages helped boost sales of the planes worldwide. Since 1967, Israel has turned to the United States for the bulk of its arms imports and has also developed and produced its own range of weapons. At present, it ob- tains spare parts for its French equipment at inflated prices, sources here said. With the present pattern of its arms supply, Israel is un- likely to buy French weapons. Egypt, on the other hand, has seen its flow of weapons from the Soviet Union squeezed shut since last October's Mideast war. Financed with Arab oil money, it would be a prime client for French weaponry. Reliable informants here said more than 35 Mirages bought by Saudi Arabia and 40 jets purchased by Kuwait, are earmarked for the Egyptian air force. It was the public revelation of a similar transfer involving Libya that prompted the change in French policy. VIOLATED AGREEMENT Libya bought 110 Mirages in 1969 and violated the purchase agreement by secretly turning over some of the planes to Egypt during the October war. The transfer came to light in July during an out- burst of public name-calling between Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Libyan leader Col. Moammar Khadafy. The French cabinet decided Aug. 7 to review the embargo policy and Wednesday's deci- sion was the widely expected outcome. Besides favoring the Arab states, the lifting of the boycott could give a sizable boost to French military ex- ports, needed to offset the ex- tra billions of dollars that France has to pay for oil im- ports since prices quadrupled last year. the Soyuz 15, and Col. Lev Demin, flight engineer. Soviet spacemen return to earth MOSCOW (AP) The Soyuz 15 spacecraft with two Soviet cosmonauts on board "returned to earth after completing work in the official Soviet news agency Tass reported early today. The cosmonauts, who were launched into space Monday night, did not board Russia's orbiting Salyut 3 space lab as many Western experts had ex- pected. Some Westerners thought the mission might have been curtailed, but the Soviets made no such announcement. On Wednesday, they said only that the spacecraft flew near the space lab and then prepared to end the flight after only two days. Soviet broadcasts did not say whether cosmonauts Gen- nady Sarafanov and Lev Demin had planned to dock the Soyuz 15 with the space lab and then abandoned the plans. When the Soyuz 15 was launched Monday night. Soviet announcements did not say a docking was planned, but Western specialists in Moscow thought docking was a logical item on the flight plan. However, in Washington James Fletcher, ad- ministrator of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, said the Soyuz 15 flight was not connected with a Soviet- American space flight plann- ed for next year. Fletcher said it did not carry the docking mechanisms that would be used on the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz flight. Soviet news agency Tass, said the cosmonauts "feel well." It gave no indication of any problems with the mis- sion. Tass said Demin and Sarafanov "made ex- periments to perfect the technique of piloting the Soyuz ship in different flight regimes" and "many times" approached the Salyut 3 space lab, which was launched June 25. NOTICE TAKE NOTICE THAT at its regular meeting to be held on Monday, the 9th day of September, 1974, in the Council Chamber at City Hall in Lethbridge, Alberta, the Council of the City of Lethbridge intends to give consideration to passing a By-Law to amend the High- way Traffic By-Law of the City of Lethbridge. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT the effect of the proposed amendment is to require heavy trucks to follow the truck route and leave and return to same from the destination by the shortest route. Permits are required from the Engineering Director for extra heavy loads and lengths. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT a copy of the proposed By-Law may be inspected at the office of the City Clerk in the City Hall during the normal office hours. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT any person who wishes to make representation concerning the proposed By-Law shall first file a written submission with the City Clerk not later than twelve o'clock Noon on Wednesday, the 4th day of September, 1974. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT such persons as file such written submission may appear at the Coun- cil Meeting to make representation and to answer ques-' lions at Ciiy Council concerning their submissions, but subject to the condition that oral representation in support of a brief be limited to thirty minutes and ope rebuttal period of no more than ten minutes. DATED at the City of Lethbridge this 22nd day of August, 1974. K. A. Seaman, Assistant City Clerk. LIP program being revived OTTAWA (CP) The Local Initiatives Program (LIP) is being revived as a job- creating program this winter, the manpower department an- nounced Wednesday. The department said in a news release that the program will be designed to counteract seasonal unemployment, par- ticularly in areas where the jobless rate is high. Cost of the program is not yet definite but funding will be similar to that of 1973-74 when million was spent on the LIP plan, the release said. The government will start taking applications for funds in the first week of September. The closing date is Oct. 1. The government had origi- nally intended to drop the LIP program in the fiscal year 1974-75 and no provision was made for the program in its spending estimates of billion. The federal and provincial governments are also negotiating a community employment program that would provide jobs on a year- round basis but talks on the proposed plan are not yet complete. FREDDIE'S 4 BUY 1 Gal. BENJAMIN MOORE BEST EXTERIOR HOUSE PAINT, LATEX, OR OIL 44 4 4 (ALL COLORS) Factory Suggested Retail 16.70 Gal. YOU PAY ONLY YOU SAVE S3.26 gal. Soviet cosmonauts A Lt.-Col. Gennady Sarafanov, left, commander of A v f RECEIVE FREE 1 QT. OF ANY BENJAMIN MOORE (Your Choice) PAINT PRODUCT 'What an opportunity to save at today's high prices." 4 f 4. 4' MR. FARMER, WE'RE OVERSTOCKED ON THIS GOOD QUALITY RED BARN AND SHINGLE PAINT! Factory Sugg. Retail 11.95 gal. 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