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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE lErllBHIDGE HERALD Saturday, Decombor 5, 1970 PIPES ARE HIS BAG-Sean Conroy, 10, is so good on Ihe bagpipes lhat the newly- reconstituted Toronto Scottish Regiment cadet corps has bent its regulations to let him play. According to corps rules, cadets must be 13 to 19. Sean can't join officially but will be able to play with the regiment corps unofficially. in Fans PARIS (Reuter) The Qu'sbec government is begin- ning to lose interest in one of France's major projects for closer .Franco-Quebec co-opera- 'telecommunications sat- clliie btemefl to the French- speaking world, officials on both sides said here today. Yves Michaud, Quebec com- missioner-general for co-opera- tion, has advised Pierre Laur- ent, head of the French foreign ministry's cultural, scientific and technical affairs division, that the project might prove too costly and that other means could be foiuid, they added. Michaud, special adviser lo Quebec Premier Robert Bour- assa, is heading a six-man dele- ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Denial Mechanic Metropolila-n Bldg. 328-4095 gallon to a week-long meeting of the permanent Franco- Quebec Co-operalion Commis- sion. The subject of Ihe satellite does not figure on the commis- sion's agenda, but Michaud put his government's vie s in semi-official talks. He empha- sized that the project still is under study by the Quebec com- munications department. EXCHANGED IDEAS In an exchange of letters in January, 1969, former premier Jean-Jacques Bertrand in- formed Jean de Lipkowski, a deputy undersecretaiy in the French foreign office, that the Quebec government agreed to study Quebec's participation in the building and launching of a satellite for French-speaking idea first mooted by the late Gen. ric Gaulle and the late Quebec Premier Daniel Johnson. Michaud now has explained that the present Quebec govern- INGER'S CERAMICS STUDIO 'Things to do and how to do Ihem' JOIN IN THE WOfilD'S MOST FASCINATING HOBBY EVENING and AFTERNOON CtASSES Phone 328-2189 ment thinks that with the six- hour time lag between France f.nd Quebec, the advent of the supersonic airliner would re- duce interest in the satellite project. He noted that at a time when supersonic airliners would take less than three hours to fly be- tween Paris and Montreal, it might be cheaper to use the sys- tem of video electronic casettes. Programs could be recorded at noon in Paris and flown to Montreal for broadcast at 9 a m. local time, he said. The Quebec government's new attitude has somewhat upset French plans, one official said. The French had hoped that Quebec should join in the building of a Franco-German te- lecommunications satellite known as Symphonic due to be launched in 1974, or in another satellite beamed to French- speaking countries of Africa. Ottawa maintains that tele- communications is a federal re- sponsibility and that the French government should deal directly with the Canadian government on any such matters. Former Quebec governments maintained tiiat the proposed satellite would serve as a cul- tural instrument lo promote closer relations and came within the scope of the provin- cial government. Polarized Lenses POLARIZED ICTfSES completely eEminata annoying glare from water, highways and beaches. And now you can have thorn in your own prescription! Drive more safely. Sec mora clearly. Framed in our jjngy new platters, squares, ovals or octagons Specializing in ths fitting of Eye Doctor's Prescriptions Prescription Sunglasses Children's Frames Magnifiers Repairs Reasonable Prices feSt S. UTHBBIOGE.- NDP suggest Benson try salary cu.l< OTTAWA (CP) New Demo- crats presented a motion in the Commons today to reduce Fi- nance Minister Edgar Benson's salary to a week for Jan- uary, February and March and report back to Parliament on what it's like to live on that amount. John Burton (Regina who put the- motion, said the suggested amount is tire unem- ployment insurance benefit Mr. Benson would receive under terms of the minister's Thurs-} day night budget. The. motion required unani- mous consent for approval. The Liberals refused such consent. Cabinet ministers with portfo- lios receive and a car al- lowance of in addition to the S12.0CO salary and tEX-free expense allowance they receive as MPs for a total of Ministers without port- get J7.MO less. Angry western diplomats hurl charges UNITED NATIONS (CP) Angry Western diplomats charged Thursday that the So- viet. Union and some Arabs are using filibuster ladies to stop substantive debate on proposals to create a UN high commis- sioner for human a sort of world ombudsman. The diplomats made the charge in interviews as the Gen- eral Assembly's humanitarian committee resolved a stormy three-day procedural hassle al- most along liie lines proposed by Hie Soviets and their friends The committee voted to de- vote five meetings to the high commissioner proposal instead of the seven on which the com- Warns against nuclear blast SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) A physicist says a thermonuclear lest explosion scheduled soon off Alaska could start a major earthquake and a trans-Pacific tidal wave. Dr. George Sweig o! the Cali- fornia Institute of Technology said Thursday the Atomic PJn- ergy Commission test scheduled 'within tile next few months" under the Aleutian Island of Anichilka could produce a seri- ous artificial earthquake. He told a group of scientists at Scripps Institution of Ocean- ography that he estimates the blast would create an carth- o_uake registering between 7 and 7.25 by the Richter scale. Natural earthquakes of this magnitude in the same Aleutian vicinity, he added, have in turn triggered bigger tremors of equal or greater force than the quake that hit Alaska in 1964. "It may be that the next nu- clear explosion could trigger an earthquake of this Sweig said. A m c h i t k a Island, he ex- plained, is astride one of the Windsor Star can't publish WINDSOR, Ont. (CP) The Star was unable to publish Thursday for the second day in a row when workers of the newspaper's three craft unions staged a sit-in protest over de- lays in contract negotiations. Tlie newspaper, which nor- mally prints three editions daily, published none Wednes- day for the first time in 52 years. It has produced only one edition on each of four of the last seven publishing days. In a state m e n t here, The Star advised that it would not be asking workers to report for duty until a settlement has been reached "because the news- paper cannot publish." The unions, which represent about 170 of the 400 employees, claim they are being locked out by management. Wages, vaca- tions and holiday pay are the basic issues in dispute. world's most active earthquake belts, at the juncture of two great plates of the earth's crust the island, 14 months ago, shook the eartli with Ihe force of an earthquake thai would register moving in opposite directions. I 6.5 in magnitude. The first AEC lest blast on I If the forthcoming test produces a stronger earthquake resligering C or even 7.5 could generate seismic sea waves capable of reaching Ha- waii and Japan, he said. 'Driven lo drinking parties' Recreation programs needed MAYERTHORPE, Alta. recreational facilities youth arc "driven to get their enjoyment out of drinking parties" through lack of other things to do, Coroner M. M. Cantor said in comment- ing on the deaths of two resi- dents of the Alexis Indian Re- serve. The coroner's jury was told heavy drinking and a number of arguments preceded the deaths on July 12 of Roderick J-efthand, 18, and Betty Rain. 15. They were killed when run over by a CNR freight train as they lay on the tracks at near- by Glenevis, 45 miles northwest of Edmonton. Dr. C a n t o r, who conducted the inquest, said a lack of sports could be responsible for drink- ing problems among native youth. Jehovah's Witnesses weddings invalid ATHENS (AP) Future marriages of Jehovah's Wit- nesses in Greece will not be considered valid by the state, the interior ministry has an- nounced. A ministry circular to prefectures and the Holy Synod, ruling body of the church of Greece, said marriages of Jeho- vah's Witnesses should be consi- dered null. There are some members of the sect in Greece. WEIGHT WATCHERS Meets: Tuesdays p.m. and p.m. Wednesdays p.m. EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE Trust only Iho original Weight Watchers (TM) lo watch your weight. Hundreds of thousands have done il successfully. You can, loo! REGISTRATION MEETING MEN WOMEN TEENAGERS For Further Information Call 328-5832 The Alexis reserve has a pop- ulation of 450 and only five of Ihe 16 deaths of persons over ihe age of 1C reported in the last five years have been of nat- ural causes, he said. Dr. Cantor complained about Alberta's liquor laws, especial- ly the illegal possession law "which in many cases makes people drink what they have, in their cars, so they won't be caught." CHANGE ENVOYS MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Unipn is replacing Alexander Soldatov as ambassador to Cuba with Nikita Tolubeyev, a former ambassador to Cyprus. mittc.o had agreed at the begin- ning of tliis session of the Gen- eral Assembly. The Soviets, and some Arabs, Asians and Afri- cans had attempted to restrict the debate to four meetings. For the last four years, West- ern countries have attempted to get a substantive debate on the proposal. But the opposition has strong by some countries The reasons are divergent, but Western sources consider that (he Soviet opposition is clearly an attempt to keep a UN official from investigating charges of the violation of the civil rights of Russian Jews. The committee accepted Thursday a Saudi Arabian com- promiss calling for five meet- ings on the proposal. But diplomats expressed doubt that anything substantial will be achieved this year on the matter because of the hos- tile atmosphere of the commit- tee. FIRST AERIALS The first aerial photographs were made over Paris from a balloon in 1885. ASHPHALT PAVING TOLLESTRUP SAND and GRAVEL Construction Co. PHONE 328-2702 327. mUi J RAVEL lo. Ltd. 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Introducing a new Natural Gas fleet of vehicles is one of the many ways clean gas energy is being used to help our environment. Past clean Natural Gas today more ihan ever be- fore is proving itself to be the world's premium fuel. Your gas company brings it to you with service you can count on. After all it's important to everyone! Canadian western natural gas company limited Watch For The ADVERTISEMENT FOR WINTER SEMESTER PROGRAM NEXT SATURDAY'S DECEMBER 12th LETHBRIDGE HERALD ;