Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE IEIHBRIDGE MERAID 5 tfaw 'rv s (CP) Sale of the Cape Breton Post to Thomson Newspapers Ltd. led Tuesday night lo disclosure in the pi in I'aiiada In Dr. said of UK- Breton Post sale. "It mniK that almost half Ihc daily in further increased this concentration of ownership." "In addition it is believed that Southam Press is negotiating the pureha.se of two other unidentified newspapers." Dr. Haidasz said the decision to stop printing tile 95-ycar-okl Toronto Telegram Oct. 3D "must have chilled the blood of many a publisher across our "We hear that dailies in Calgary, Winnipeg, Quebec City, Moncton and St. John's are apparently experiencing financial he added. Dr. Haidasz said it appeared that advertising revenue is insufficient to support competition among newspapers in specific markets although a single newspaper might lau "This being the case, many Canadians believe the public interest would be better served by an independent, locally-oriented newspaper rather than a group, chain-owned newspaper." Dr. Ilaidas? said technology and economics may lie the dominant forces .for increasingly large newspaper groups. other factors were laws on income tax and succession duties "and the apparent ineffectiveness of existing legislation governing mergers, trusts and monopolies." Dr. Haidasz recalled that in 1957, the restrictive trade practices commission said a further decline in the number of independent dailies would be prejudicial to the public interest. The difficulties being faced bv dailies, the church press and the ethnic press indicated the need government involvement. "The federal and ether levels of government should take steps to preserve the existing independent newspapers by all proper means." The government should consider seriously the Senate committee recommendations for a press ownership review hoard and a publications development loan board. groups arc being investigated. Donald Tolmic (We 1 hi n parliamentary .seuTtm'y to Consumer Affairs Minister I (isford, said del.'iils can't released until a report is made 1 b" Ihc restrictive Iradc practices commission or court action is taken by Justice Minister John Turner. Mi TolmJc also said (.he proposals of the Senate mass media committee arc being considered. He was replying to Stanley Haidasz Toronto Parkdalo, who urged consideration of federai aid to maintain independent daily newspapers as well as creation of a press ownership review board. 'This purchase brings the number of Thomson Press, 1' iMii'liraliuns and Thomson Itc.Miiai'ais groups controls four of Ihe nine dailie.s, plus weeklies in Quebec, and K. i' Ins arquircd all the Ii-L'inyurifie dailies in New i'.ninsu'irk." Cfnil'l-ITITItlN' Sl.l.M In fewer than fire cities did the chain-owned newspapers have any competition. the Senate committee on mass media reported a year ayo, 77 of 1 Hi Canadian dailies were owned by chains or groups. The recent sales of the Belleville Intelligencer lo Thomson Newspapers Ltd. and the Brant-ford Expositor and Windsor Star to Southam Press Ltd. you k COUTTS (HNS) The November meeting of the Coutts United Church Women was held in the church recreation hall with Mrs. Loreen Dawson and Mrs. Susan Harvie as hostesses. Fourteen members and one visitor were present. Mrs. Dawson gave a the Si tional entitled, ''Do vou know the It closed with the 23rd psalm. A request for recipes was received from the Kuinette Club. Mrs. Coover, convener for "supply and social reported sending 109 pounds of used clothing to the Unitarian Service Committee. Quilts being made again and Mrs. Coover asked for good, used material. The anlique lamp, donated to the UCW fail project, is still available for sale. Date for the December meeting, which wiil see an election of officers, has been changed to Tuesday, Dec. HER MOVIE ASTOUNDS TRADE Delores Tnylor, n blonde, feminine mother of three, has produced Billy .lock, a 'LCcesEh.il rnovio that has astounded th? trade. Del ore- ond Tom lauqhlin, both 'tnned in thn iv.nvir nnd v. rnlp lhr> r.rnpf, produced nnd he Tltr niovip r. nn accouni of you''' vprvis a rusi ve WH.MAMS oil'- mnitrr. TV i Hr-iiirr) Tho be'iig caijphi rcd-hanri nllri.in of thnns.imls nf wrsiom crimr il.sclf. ;iml ;mrl But the Rrislvinr V.ii making 3 niMsiivr nf in linn ownrrs nnt Rrishjsrip Valley, In ilv tiers, nr caltlc duffers ih- men n 11 a clrcd 1 n l.hc pol i cc niv in v-.niv.il uiv force's .stock squad in soui.hcm tiers have managed to flourish. Queensland, and only another thousands of miles From tho Ira- six for the rest of t.iic siiit.f1. diiiona! rn.stlins grounds of tIIP: which lias an area of A m e r i c fl n has square miles, made IK-a I .station ouners fn- j In the early settlement days, I rionv i captuiTfl caltle duffers were I often acquitted by sympathetic i juries. If the Brisbane Valley culprits are the sta- tion owners can ex- pect somehwat sterner treat-1 anyone oaiches Ihc rtis- Uers. The station owners believe the modern duffers drive hip trans- TKST HELMETS MONTREAL (CP) Tlw I port trucks on to remote parts Eif their property, and simply rlrive off with their living loot. >oi In the old dnys of Australian j Montreal fire department is tattle duffing, stolen cattle were 1 testing new helmets with a yarded into biLsh j s w i n g -u p transparent face their brands al- j shield, a snap-off neck guard tercel before being driven to dis-1 and a chin strap which are sup- fant marker for selling. i posed to be lighter, stronger Many early .settlers started and more heat-and-shnck-rcsist- Iheir herds by stealing from j ant than the present plastic- large stations, and in some moulded headgear. The new hel- parls of the country, the prac-1 mets cost each, about tice was not considered a seri-1 more than present ones. PUBLIC HEARINGS On the Environmental Impact of Strip Mining in Alberta ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION AUTHORITY jfy. Environment KIM.' A'.'ptmoj.vV. 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