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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE IETHBR1DGE HERAID Wednesday, Dotember 1, 1971 Ham wav tl PEOPLE'S CHOICE The newly-created People's Parly picked Dr. Benjamin Sped of New York as a stand- in presidential candidate. An agreement was made that he would step aside if a "bigger national figure" can be persuaded to lake the party's reins. Spock, left, said, "Our only job is to make ourselves known to these millions out there." With Dr. Spock is Gore Vidal. novelist.______ ns new tax-cut package LONDON (CP) Britain is c o u r a g e increased, conrumer reported to fight unem- 1 spending and industrial mvcst- plovmc-nt with a tax-cut pack- raent. LONDON (CP) If yon ever htppcn to hit a particu- lar crossroads in Kent, you will sec a signpost saying Haiti is that way and Sand- wich the other. British place names make a fascinating topic for the con- noisseur. There are such com- munities as Betel, Yelling, Great Snoring and Little Snor- ing, Wallop. and Old Sock.' I There are also a Quebec in Durham county, a Montreal in Kent, a Toronto in Durham and a Canada in Hampshire. Not to mention 10 Californias, an America and a New York. This group evidently was im- pelled by former immigrants to North America returning home. Most of the cdd-sounding nr.inos have origins going back to the days when the Saxons or the Romans were in Britain. Some derive from the Norman invasion of 106f> when William the Conqueror handed out large parcels of land to his main henchmen. Down through the centuries, the old names have become twisted. SOME STUCK But some of the old ones have stuck. Ham, for in- stance, is Old English for an estate or homestead. Sand- wich, also Old English, means a market town on sandy soil. But then there are broad corruptions. The two Snorings in Norfolk are believed to be ail offbeat hand-me-down from the Old English for Snear's people, whoever Snear was. Shropshire has Over Wallop, Middle Wallop and Nether Wallop. They are believed by experts to come from the me- dieval wiell-hop, meaning val- ley of the stream. Dorset Ins Ihe Piddle Ki'.iT, soiiK'limcs called Ike Puddle. wbL'h apparently I'as a ni.-mic derivation (nun It lias at'adv.d it- self to several communities including rcarby Tulpuddle, home of rcvcrnl labor "martyrs'' of the h'sl rrnliiry. Affpuddlc seems to have gut the first part rf its alxJtlt the year !C7 from a Saxon proprietor n a in in e d Acffa. Piddlelrenlliide in the same ana is imislaU'd by the Ox- ford clion ary of Place a-i "Piddle of M hidfh" b'..; there i; no clue ns In win! this means. The appamiilv derives from the for that figure. Babel in Dum- h." i no known .source but another noisy- sounding plrcc-Yelling in from il'c Oki gicllan, mean- ing to scream. But how this get attached to the phce is lost in Ihe mists of lime. Wigwig in Shroiiihin' serins to come from (lie v.ig. for kill. Vi'iiy Hie rnrly rrsi- I dents doubled it up, no one j knows. Old -Sock and Keck Dennis in Somerset are believed to have been derived from tire Old I English suck, sug'.'csting marsh that sucked in careless enough to step into it. Puckleciiurch in Gloucester- shire goes hack In Ihe ancient of A u g 1 (t -S x o n he fore Hie It do- from "Purcia's church." 'i'here is S'.iine in York- from the Old swin fur creek. .Seni'i may h'lvc been witli in cheek. 'There; are S.-wcr's Knd in Kssc'X. and and Drink- er's Knd in Yorkshire. Devon I.olnr-iii-Vain r.nd Peer. Coimly lins Never Seen. Seldom Seen, Pity Me, Black Bay, Cow Tail and Wide Open'. What all these mean is am'or.e's guess. Then there i> a river in Dor- set called Toller Fratura and Perconim. Toller belonged to ancient abbey and Perco- ruin was famous for its pigs and mentioned in the Domes- day Book of lOliti. But in to- day's usage the mouthful is simplified down to the River Hooke. aec likelv to be announced later this week One widely-reported plan is to makc a dramatic cut in tne cen- I1VE7 4 >V A Published reports suggest the 1 tral bank's rale-the rale at government's aim will be to en- j which it makes funds available lo commercial to four per cent from five. It reached a record eight per cent during the 1969-70 economic cri- sis. -j iOther speculation centres on flaSSeS i UK prospect of reductions in I.M.J.M. I consumer sales taxes on items such as automobiles, refrigera- tors, furniture and other house- hold goods. _ The government injected huge VANCOUVER (CP) Paci- sums Ux culs carlier fie Western Airlines has stopped tWs but uncmpioymcnt serving liquor on British Co- (n ,he OIlc.mimon lumbia sections of us ancou-, mark a World high ver Calgary service in viola- of fmn. of Ule lion of provincial liquor board jorcc regulations. j NOT ENOUGH GHOWTII The illegal service ended j officiaN hatl expccted that ex- Monday after the airline took ion (hrougli 'tax incentives its share of Grey Cup fans back j takc pjace in tirac but home to Calgary. A thcre now is a fecltag that the over B.C. VANCOUVER (CP) that complimentary drinks were ilKl'UjtrJ. are buoyant but oth- being served on the Kamloops- engineering and Vancouver section of the Cal- shipbuilding, are sluggish. gary ran as part _ of a special _ Grey Cup promotion. tne bank rate would i commercial lending "I think they were aware of rates gmcraiiy and encourage what they were the offi- j borrowings. cer said Tuesday. j government is still con- He said he has sent a report over inflation but the ov- on the situation to Victoria where a decision will he made on what further action, if any, should be taken. Police were asked by liquor control board chairman William Bruce to in- vestigate the nutter. PWA and other airlines are permitted to sen-.; liquor on in- ter provincial flights but un- der LCB regulations, arc sup- posed to close the tar on those erriding factor appears to be in- creased worry over economic sluggishness, adding to political pressures for government ac- tion. SUITS TOE JOB PARIS (AP) The French government has announced it will soon name a high official as I "M.msieur Silence" and make pOSCU IU Ulf ''-'I '-ii Liuinc in.moiLui sections of the nights which be- him responsible for enforcing gin and end in B.C. anti-noise laws. Slave Lake development hits snag EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta government is concerned about the duplication of effort involved in a joint federal-pro- vincial plan to develop the 000 square mile Slave Lake region, says Premier Peter Lougheed. Mr. Lougheed said the con- cept of developing the region 150 miles north of Edmonton and one of the province's most poverty' stricken and underde- veloped areas, is sound. But the problem of the pro- vincial and federal governments working and "duplicating" cacl other in the region is opposed bv the Alberta government. "Under a federal provincial agreement, completed by the former Social Credit govern- ment, a five year plan has been proposed to transform the region into a thriving area. The premier said he is not satisfied with the "dual govern- ment" approach in the region administered by Alberta's Hu- man Resources Development Authority. Don Getty, minister of inter- governmental affairs, said Ot- tawa announces programs and says they will be 50-50 "but then they send their people in" causing "duplication which fre- quently confuses and blocks action. "There should be mutual tnist between governments" and Alberta would prefer the federal government to provide the money required but keep its personnel out, Mr. Getty said. Your donation could save a life! CANADIAN RED CROSS BLOOD DONORS CLINIC CIVIC SPORTS CENTRE GYM NO. 2 TONIGHT p.m. THURSDAY a.m. and p.m. 950 PINTS URGENTLY NEEDED "Blood Donors fire Good Citizens" Bewitching elegance! 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