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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, Deeember 3, 1971 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 11 Help royal household out of red Double pay for Queen recommended by committee QUEEN EL1/AUL11I . . . Increase overdue Test speed BONN (AP) - West German transport officials have agreed to place a speed limit of 62 m.p.h. on most two-lane roads for a two- or three-year test" period starting next June in an attempt to reduce traffic accidents. [QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldfl. _JB PHONE 328-7684 M By PATRICK MASSEY ' LONDON (Reuter) - A parliamentary committee has recommended that the Queen's pay be doubled to nearly $2.5 million a year to lift the royal household out of the red. All costs had increased since the Queen's pay was set when she took the throne in 1952, the all-party House of Commons committee said in its report Wednesday. In addition the committee recommended pay increases for other members of the royal  household totalling $197,000 a year, including a raise for Prince Philip to $162,500 a vear from $100,000. It was Prince Philip whose words on an American television program helped spur the inquiry into royal finances. He eaid the Queen's allowance was inadequate. The select committee's report must be approved by Parliament before the increases are implemented. They are expected to take effect Jan. 1. The committee's report said the Queen and her family have been fighting a losing battle against inflation for several years. The extra money was needed to avoid reducing the scale of royal splendor to which this country was' accustomed. The committee found there was little scope for economies inside the royal household, and recommended that the Queen's income should be set an annual pounds equivalent of $2,450,000 Cardinal 'caught by surprise' EDMONTON (CP) -J Harold Cardinal, president of the Indian Association of Alberta, has asked the Commons' committee on Indian affairs for another hearing Dec. 7 to clarify how association funds are being spent. Mr. Cardinal said Wednesday that questions asked last week by the committee "caught me by surprise and I was. not prepared to answer them as the books were in Alberta, not Ottawa." He and Indian Affairs Minister Jean Chretien appeared before the committee last week to discuss problems of northern Alberta Indians. Mr. Cardinal had said the minister had delayed payment of funds to the association to force an end to school boycotts on three reserves. instead of the $1,107,000 established in 1952. By the end of this year the royal finances were expected to be around $1.5 million in deficit. The committee accepted assurances from Lord Cobbold, the Lord chamberlain, that the Queen does not have a vast private fortune to fall back on. Crown jewels and other royal property are worth a huge amount, but all these must be passed on to the Queen's heirs. Lord Cobbold insisted there is no foundation for stories that the Queen has a private fortune of around $125 million. The size of her private funds was not disclosed. These other pay raises were The Lethbridge Community College Invites Applications. For ELECTRICAL INSTRUCTORS DUTIES: To conduct Electrical Labs for Electrical Apprentices for 12 hours per week from January 3 to February 29, 1972. QUALIFICATIONS: Preference given to applicants with a journeyman certificate but work experience will also be considered APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 10, 1971 Applicants should apply for the standard application form to The Director of Personnel Lethbridge Community College Phone 327-2141 Commons committee told Alaska pipeline (practical OTTAWA (CP)"- A natural gas pipeline from Alaska's North Slope to Alberta is practical from engineering, financial and ecological viewpoints, the Commons northern development committee was told today. S. Robert Blair, president of Alberta Gas Trunk Line Co. Ltd., and A. H. Hart of Vancouver, senior vice-president of the Canadian National Railway Co., headed a delegation planning the pipeline. Alberta Gas Trunk Line and the CNR are members of the Gas Arctic Systems Study Group, one of several groups of companies drawing up plans for natural gas pipelines from Alaska. The other members of Gas Arctic, all U.S.-owned, are Columbia Gas System Inc., Wilmington, Del.; Northern Natu- ral Gas Co., Omaha, Nab.; Texas Eastern Transmission Corp., Houston; and Pacific Lighting Gas Development Co., Los Angeles. Officials described Gas Arctic's efforts to inform northern native peoples of their plans and studies under way that range from the effect of a pipeline on caribou migration to the effect of the project's financing on the Canadian balance of payments. COST $2 BILLION Mr. Blair estimated the cost of constructing the pipeline from Alaska to existing pipelines in Alberta at $1.6 billion. Expansion of existing facilities would bring the total to well over $2 billion, he said. In August, 1970, the federal government announced guidelines it would use in permitting construction of pipelines in the north. These included limiting initial pipelines to one oil and one gas, preserving the rights of native peoples, preventing damage to the environment, and enabling Canadians to participate in the pipeline's financing, construction, ownership and management. Several Gas Arctic witnesses said their preliminary financing plans envisage Canadians owning most of the equity in the Canadian section of their proposed pipeline. They added that the Alaska-to-Alberta link could also transport natural gas from the Canadian Arctic when such Canadian gas is proved to exist in large enough quantities. Gas Arctic has not formally applied for a permit to build the pipeline. recommended for the Queen's relatives: For her mother, a $62,500 increase on her present $175,000 a year; for daughter Princess Anne an increase to $37,500 from $15,000; for Princess Margaret, the Queen's sister, an extra $50,000 on top of her present $37,500 a year. The committee said these members of the Royal Family are precluded from earning a living in the ordinary way. Prince Charles, heir to the throne, was not mentioned, because he does not get a direct grant but relies on income from estates known as the Duchy of Cornwall. Not all members of the committee agreed with the recommendations. A, stinging attack on the increases came from Labor party left-winger William Hamilton. He said the royal pay review "represented the most insensitive and brazen pay claim made in the last 200 years." Hamilton wanted the Queen's pay cut to $250,000 a year and said the Queen Mother's income should be reduced to the level of a retired prime minister. Seat belt holds Santa safe in sleigh FREDERICTON (CP) - The New Brunswick government is enlisting Santa Claus in its Christmas highway safety program. Provincial Secretary Rodman Logan announced today a multi-media campaign with the theme "buckle up." The campaign will feature Santa Claus secure in his sleigh with a seat belt as he makes his rounds in New Brunswick. The campaign will stress use of seat belts and avoiding liquor before driving. The committee said the increase was necessitated largely by pay raises granted to palace staff. Some typical examples of royal expenditure last year: food bills $110,000, stocking the royal wine cellars $30,000, garden parties $61,000, up from $14,995 in 1952. Pop price hike likely-Taylor CALGARY (CP) - Alberta's Beverage Containers Act will likely mean a substantial increase in the price of soft drinks, says Ken Taylor, president of the Canadian Soft Drink Association. He said in an interview retailers will probably mark up prices to compensate for the cost of handling returned glass and metal containers, refundable under the act. The act, which becomes effective Jan. 1, prohibits the sale of non-returnable soft drink containers. Mr. Taylor said studies in British Columbia, following similar legislation, showed a price increase in total soft drink sales. The collection and disposal c� containers may run as high as Wz cents a container, he said, which would probably result in an over-all price increase of 12 cents a case. "This will undoubtedly have a depressing effect on the industry, particularly if the mark up is high enough to turn to other than soft drink beverages." The Alberta government says the restrictions are aimed at controlling "the proliferation and accumulation of litter." Meanwhile, two major soft drink retailers in Calgary said difficulties could arise in the collection of containers. Norman Knebel, zone man- ager for Canada Safeway Ltd., said the act will make little differeiice to the company as far as glass containers are concerned. Safeway has been handling only returnable bottles for about a year. BREAST CANCER: A MEDICAL DILEMMA Radical surgery has long been regarded by most cancer specialists as the treatment for breast cancer. But - as reported in the December issue of Reader's Digest - a growing minority of cancer experts believe that far less mutilating forms of treatment may give breast-cancer patients an equal, or even better, chance of survival. What lies behind this medical controversy? Should women consent to radical mastectomies? Or should they search instead for surgeons willing to perform more conservative and less disfiguring operations? How can breast-cancer patients maximize their chances of survival? For a frank and honest discussion of these and other questions, read CONTROVERSY OVER BREAST CANCER - in December Reader's Digest. Pick up your copy today. At 1718-3rd Ave. South We at COLLEGE MERCURY have just completed the move to our new location ot 1718 3rd Avenue South. This week we ore having the official opening of our new facilities and I would extend to each of you an invitation to come in and see COLLEGE MERCURY'S new home. Now we are able to offer you one of the most modern car and truck service centres in Southern Alberta. The selection of new Mercury products is excellent with over 80 new cars and trucks in stock and more arriving daily. The choice in used cars is also very good. Therefore, please accept this personal invitation from myself and my staff to visit us during our open house and take a tour of our new building, Wednesday thru Saturday of this week at COLLEGE MERCURY. NEW CAR SPECIALS 1971 Meteor Rideau 500 2 Door Hardtop 351 V-8, automatic, power steering, power brakes, radio, tinted glass, block heater, remote, control mirror, fender skirts, H.D. battery, H.D. suspension, appearance protection group, whitewalls. Painted beautiful medium 1966 Buick Wildcat 4 Door Sedan 455 V-8, automatic, power steering, power brakes, radio. Regular Price $1650.00 GRAND OPENING SPECIAL VALUE ............. 1193 brown. Suggested Factory Retail 4862.50. GRAND OPENING SPECIAL VALUE ............... S 3972 1969 Ford Galaxie 500 2 Door Hardtop V-8 automatic, power steering, power brakes, radio. USED CAR SPECIALS Regular Price $2450.00 GRAND OPENING SPECIAL VALUE ..... 1969 Buick 2 Door Hardtop V-8 automatic, power steering, power brakes, radio, painted beautiful lime green. Regular Price $2850.00 GRAND OPENING SPECIAL VALUE _____.......... 1969 Plymouth Fury II 4 Door Sedan V-8 automatic, vinyl roof, radio, power steering, power brakes. 2379 Regular Price 2150.00. GRAND OPENING SPECIAL VALUE ..... 1653 SAFETY INSPECTION  CHECK EXHAUST SYSTEM  CHECK BRAKE LININGS  CHECK ALL FLUID LEVELS  CHECK SHOCKS  CHECK ANTIFREEZE  CHECK ALL LIGHTS  CHECK ALL STEERING COMPONENTS  CHECK ALL BRAKE LINES  CHECK FOR OIL LEAKS  CHECK WINDSHIELD WIPERS Special OPEN HOUSE WEDNESDAY thru SATURDAY Service Hours 9 a.m. to 12 Midnight MeFtCUFtY 1718 - 3rd AVENUE SOUTH The Only Difference We Believe Is In The Service You Receive" OPEN HOUSE WEDNESDAY thru SATURDAY Service Hours 9 a.m. to 12 Midnight ;