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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Parliamentary notebook Trudeau elusive target By DAVE MflNTOSII OTTAWA (CP) As they say in the army, Prime Minister in the army, Prime Minister legislative program going Trudeau presents a very small dovm theVain if il gol involved in a long fight over the auditor- .._ rarely shows generai's bill. It had already enough of himself to make a (jlrce in a debate, good target. Recently, it appeared he presented a target as big as much longer than expected, on the anti-terrorist public order balloon for the opposition to shoot at. Shoot they too soon The balloon was pulled down Thursday by the government punctured and thrown away. The target was the govern ment bill to limit the powers of the auditor-general to look into and report on all cases of im- provident government spending he thinks Parliament should know about. The opposition began banging away at this prime target with gusto. Public comment was tartly critical too. The magic word, the aircraft earner refitted for million and then sold for scrap for less than served the op- position well. OPPOSITION UNITED Spokesmen for the Conserva- tives and HDP made it known their parties would force the government to halt debate by closure before they would ever allow the bill to go through. This is often said by opposi- tion MPs about government bills. But this time the opposi- tion meant it. More important, OBTAINS CERTIFICATION JACK LOOK The lethbridge Chapter of the Appraisal Institute of Canada wishes to announce that Jack took has completed the neces- sary courses to obtain the certi- fication of CRA. (Canadian Resi- dential He is the 14th in Canada to receive this desig- nation, and will be available for appraisal work in fethbridge. the government saw meant it. The government could see its bill, now law. Moreover, there is considera- ble doubt that the government's new closure procedure, passed in 'ale but never used, is workable. Many experts believe the new rule in Ihis regard is more cum- bersome than the old closure procedure used to get parlia- mentary approval for Ihe new flag in 1966. STANFIELD MOVE Tuesday, Opposiiion Leader Robert Slanfield said he had asked all Conservative MPs to launch an all-out assault on the auditor-general's hill in their home ridings during the Christ- mas recess. He promised to campaign na- tionally againsl Ihe bill. The opposilion kept prodding in the Commons and Thursday the government agreed to with- draw the bill. But who was downcast? The Conservatives. They had hoped the bill would provide a good fighting issue for them for a long time. TOO EARLY Top Liberal party sources some Conservatives the Conservatives had peaked much loo soon on the issue. They contended that the Con- servatives should have played along until the bill had gone so far in the parliamentary mill lhat the government then felt obliged to push on regardless. The issue isn't dead because the opposilion can still dwell on Ihe governments refusal lo have given a raise to Auditor- General Maxwell Henderson for five years or lo his 28 senior of- ficials for three years. But it won't he nearly as lively with Ihe bill gone. Opposition members contend thai Ihe agreement of every Liberal in the Commons Thurs- day to the bill's withdrawal was a slap for the absent C. M. Drury, president of Ihe treasury board and chief author of Ihe legislalion. Old Age Pensions Present Proposed Single Present Proposed Married Couple PENSIONERS TO GET MORE The governments white paper on income security proposes ah increase in old age pensions and supplements. The basic pension will be raised to a month from the present which includes a cost-of-iiving supplement. Graph shows present and proposed maximums available for pensioners with no other form of income available. million more sought Additional estimates tabled OTTAWA (CP) Further UrlAwA i1 miner iney arc 10 JIIUKU iu buiucea, uc amu, UUL mi-iv. supplementary spending appro- the Canadian footwear industry, will be a need for financial as- {nfa'iiincT C9fu million nut nf a 9 million fund sistance from the government ir priations totalling millio were tabled .lling -JZIH Illllllull (Jut UI a immuii luiiu piu- oroLaiim ILISIII were ihuiHi in the Commons viously appropriated, lo help the cases where firms find it diffi Friday to carry out parts of Fi- industry meet stiff competition cult to raise adequate financing nance Minister Edgar Benson's from aborad. Authority lo make on reasonable terms and condi- new budget. They bring lolal spending and lo grants is also sought. lending authority sought by the Trade Minister government for current fis- Pepin said in a statement ac- GAAP, the government will cal year to ai year LO 911 iio.iiu.jyT. Thn OTPiirlinir estimates estimates that the footwear in- cost of consultants required in The new spending estimates nrBnarin- solmd m-onosals for innl irlP S14 million to nav for a uustl'y ls exceptions preparing sound proposals Scr cent m unem! Problems of adjustment, requir- restructuring the industry. lU-pci-tent mciease in unem qnhdanMal canital invest- j ployment Stone-age find MOSCOW (Renter) Soviet scientists have discovered four Stone Age settlements complete with tools, hunting implements and household utensils on the northern coasl of the Sea of Okhotsk in the Soviet Far East, Tass news agency reported Wednesday. from January to the end of Ihe current fiscal year, next March 31. A similar eslimate will be in- eluded in government appropri- ations for fhe new fiscal year starling April 1 lo carry the in- creased benefits through to the end of June, 1971, when revised and generally higher rales of benefit come into effect. Also included in the spending estimates is a fluid of million which is to be loaned lo Ihe provinces in the next four months to help them start .job-making public works budget. Two items are included in the new estimates. By voting the nominal sums of Parlia- ment is asked to extend the terms of previously approved plans. INSURANCE IS JUST NOT PART OF OUR BUSINESS -IT IS OUR ONLY BUSINESS Phone 327-3009 CONN VAN HORNE JACK WARBURTON 507A 7th STREET SOUTH CTION DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS LETHBRIDGE, Alberta FRIDAY, DEC. llth P.M. SHARP Sale will be held on prop- cry site. "Sale of land is subject to any reservations conditions contained in existing Certificate of Title" Legal Description: Part of N.E. W Sec. 2, Twp. 9, Rgc. 22, W4M. Located in the River- bottom on Highway 3 West of lolh- bridnc, Alberta. TERMS: 10% down on the day of the sale with the balance lo be forwarded to the Department of Highways within 90 days otter the sale. The Department of Highways reserves ihft right to accept or reject any or oil bids. If weather is un- favorable Sola will be held in Hurlburt Auction Service Premises. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICES LTD. 1920 2nd Ave. S., tclhbridga Phone 328-4705 AUCTIONEERS: Tea Ntw'uy Ik. No. 41, Erdmann tic, No. 458 are to make grants to out of a million fund pre- sistance from the government in loans to Ihe industry in addition tions." companying the new spending make grants of up to half 11: dustry is facing exceptiona The government can also in- ment. sure Up to 90 per cent of loans "Most of this investment will made by the chartered banks or jme from the industry's own other commercial lenders to fi- come resources or from commercial Jobless total in U.S. rises WASHINGTON (AP) Un- e m p 1 o y m e h t hi Ihe United States rose to 5.8 per cent of the work force last month, the high- est level in Vk years, the gov- ernment reported Friday. At the same time, average weekly earnings of some 45 mil- lion workers dropped 66 cents to 5121.07 a week because of shorter working hours, said the bureau of labor statistics. Although the average pay cheque was more lhan five per cent larger than a year ago, the country's continuing worst infla- tion in more than 20 years cut purchasing power two per cent below a year ago, the bureau said. e Total employment dropped during the month to 78.7 million compared with a nor- mally expected rise in Novem- ber. The rise in unemployment was two-tenths of one per cent, from 5.6 to 5.8 per cent, highest since May, 1963, the bureau said. The number of jobless Ameri- cans rose during the month to 4.6 million, it said. Oil firms battle pollution TORONTO (CP) Twelve oil companies announced yester- day they have formed a joint anti-pollution group called P.A.C.E. The Petroleum Association for Conservation of the Canadian Environment will "co-ordinate and reinforce" individual efforts within the industry, an associa- tion news release said. President is Dr. J. D. Lover- ing, medical director of Gulf Oil Canada Ltd., Toronto, and chairman of his company's en- vironmental affairs committee. He said the group is develop- ing plans for copinj with oil spills and other accidents. The organization will also "fa- cilitate tlie exchange of techni- cal information on pollution pre- vention, foster environmental and ecological research and provide Ihe main point of contact with government, indus- ,ry and other groups interested in preserving the he said. The other companies in the association arc: BP Oil Ltd., Golden Eagle Canada Ltd., St. Johns, Nfld.; Husky Oil Ltd., Calgary; Imperial Oil Ltd., 'Toronto; Irving Oil Co. Lid., Sainl John, N.B.; Pacific Petroleums Ltd., Calgary; Pe- trofina Canada Ltd., Mo.Vreal; Shell Canada Ltd., Toronto; Standard Oil Co. of British Col- umbia Ltd., Vancouver; Sun Oil Co. Ltd., Toronto; Texaco Can- ada Ltd., Montreal. he said, "but there Under its general adjustment assistance program, known a ___Saturday, December 5, 1970 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID 11 WIDELY SPOKEN Mandarin Chinese is the lan- guage spoken by the most peo- ple, 580 million. reels again SEATTLE (AP) The Boeing Co., staggered earlier Lhis year when it failed to gel a hig government contract it said it needed badly, is reeling again from Ihe Senate's rejection of supersonic transport financing. So is the Puget Sound area's economy, where unemployment already is about 12 per cent. King County Executive John Spellman, whose county in- cludes Sealtlc, said the decision "has a dramatically bad impact on our local economy at a lime when we really can't afford Ihis type of setback." Bill Lotto of the Seatlle Area Industrial Council, said the city "will jusl liave more of what we've been having." CONCERNED' Boeing said in a formal state- ment is Ls "deeply concerned" and is looking lo a House-Senate conference committee in hope the million appropriation will be reinstated. The House of Representatives had approved the appropriation earlier. Otherwise, Boeing said, "until the final vote is taken and the situation is clarified, it is nei- ther possible nor proper for Boeing to comment." The firm was hurt last June when the federal government awarded advanced manned bomber development, a multi-billion-dcllar project, to North American Rockwell. Boeing's Seattle-area work force nose-dived to as of the end of October, the latest available count, from a mid-l'JM peak of about It had said earlier about more would be lopped off by year's end. H. W, Wellington, Boeing's director of SST development, said Thursday total rejection of the program could cost the area about Boeing jobs. Confederation year baby dies, 103 BED DEER (CP) Samuel Duncan McDonnell, who was born the same year Canada be- came a Confederation, died here at 103 years. Mr. McDonnell farmed in the Red Deer area for several years after his family moved to Al- berta from Ontario in 1899. He is surv i v e d by thre.e daughters, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. nance projects for revitalizing the industry, after the projects have been approved by the gov- ernment. The footwear industry em- ploys about workers in about 180 companies. Many of the plants are located in small, one-industry towns. Relax controls PARIS (AP) French Fi- nance Minister Valery discard d'Estaing announced Friday that exchange control regula- tions will be relaxed Jan. 1 to permit French companies wish- ing to expand abroad to transfer 5 million francs out of the country. The previous limit had been set at 2.5 million francs HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPtETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Invitations Announcements (24 Hour Service If Necessary) Bride Books Thank You Cards Napkins 41 Matches We provide Compt mentary Personalized Head Table Place Cards with each Orderl FREE CUSTOMER PARKING CLIMBED 11 TIMES Mount E v e r e s I has been climbed 11 limes. p MR. H. W. MATHE50N Will he in LuihuticiLjo EATON'S HEARING AID CENTRE Stereo Room 2nd Floor THURSDAY, DEC. 10th a.m. to p.m. praisal of your hearing ef- ficiency. You believe your eyes or cars when you hear and see The 'DISCREET' By QUAMTONE Make Your Appointment By Phoning 327-8551 Eaton's qualified Hearing Aid audiomeirisl. DO YOU KNOW What is a preventable accident? Who prevents it? What are the six ways you can be involved in an accident with another car? How to avoid a collision with the car behind? What four steps can keep you out of intersection collisions? YOU CAN FIND OUT THESE THINGS AND MANY MORE If You Attend THE DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE Court Room City Police Dec. 7, 9, 14, and 16 p.m. THIS TRAFFIC SURVIVAL COURSE COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE IT COSTS SYLVANIA ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTS Announce the Appointment OF TELEVISION STEREO AND COMPONENTS who has recently been selected dealer for OUT prestige collection, of color and monocolor television, stereo consoles and matched modular units, radioi and cassette tape This is the home entertainment that you've been waiting for. See it or) display today WIDE WINGS Harpies, South American ea- gles, arc more than three feel toll and have seven-foot wing- spans. ALL BACKED BY THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT IN OUR STORE Downtown On 7th St. S. BERT t-MAC'S Phones 327-3232 327-5560 FOR QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTS Established In Lethbridge Over 31 Years ;