Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
LETHbHIUUt MtMAUU I uvcvmoni i yowr toilet paper scarce WASHINGTON A toilet papei shortage'' That's what Representative Harold a Republican member ol the House of Rep- said Monday from said a foreseeable toilet paper crunch is laughing mat- ter Froehch said a shortage of paper pulp and rising pulp ex- ports may mean various pa- per including a toi- let paper in the United States sometime early next year. He quoted an offi- cial of Sheraton International in Boston as saying that pa- per products from match- books to memo pads are in short supply Quoting in the General Services 6Death-bed repentance' troubles NDP member By PETER LLOYD OTTAWA John Rodriguez stood against his New Democrat colleagues for the first time in his young Commons career as he voted against the government on a non-confidence motion Mon- day night It's the first time I've done this. the 36-year-old Nickel Belt MP said outside the Com- mons after voting against the minority Liberals on the Con- servative s doomed energy motion 'I just couldn't stand to vote for the bastards His vote was surprising be- cause the government's new energy policy drew quick and enthusiastic support from the NDP when it was announced last week Announced with the non- confidence vote just around the the policy met manv NDP energy demands But to Mr the new policy is just political ex- pediency The dramatic nature of the government's was one reason Unemployment bill unlikely to move OTTAWA Without getting into an argument with Environment Minister Jack Davis. Manpower Minister Robert Andras appeared to be making clear Monday the government will not proceed with a bill to plug unemploy- ment insurance abuses. Mr Andras has said the government will not proceed with the controversial but Mr Davis predicted in Van- couver Sunday that the minority Liberal government will fail next year when it remtroduces the legislation He said the NDP opposes the bill and he predicted the Conservatives also would vote against the government. Mr Andras was asked by reporters Monday whether the government will bring back the bill He quickly told them to read page 7611 of Hansard And our thinking has not changed That page of Hansard carries statements by Mr. Andras Nov when he said he believes the purpose of the bill can be better achieved by vigilant and selective ad- ministrative action rather than by rigid and perhaps punitive changes in the law In Vancouver. Mr. Davis said the Unemployment In- surance Act be amend- ed to reorganize and tighten the administration of the un- employment insurance program why he voted against the Liberals but basically just don't trust the bastards NOT WORRIED Although he stood apart from the other 29 NDP members present in the House tor the vote. Mr Rodriguez said his colleagues that deep down I have to square the vote with myself made the decision on something I feel strongly about It s a time-honored tradition in our caucus He was not worried the vote would be held against him within the but added mv long-term career rests with my constituents A native of Gu- Mr Rodriguez was elected to the Commons in Oc- tober. 1972 He lives in Con- iston. on the outskirts of the nickle-mming city ot Sudbury. Ont Asked if he had advised the NDP caucus of his intention to break party he It's a decision I made 'I felt the government was just playing me along as a sucker Mr Rodriguez said his vote did not indicate a preference tor the Conservatives but he agrees the government 'has fumbled the whole energy crisis The calling the gov- ernment energy policy in- competent and was defeated 135 to 117 He was the only MP to break party ranks for the vote Administration Froehch said recent attempts to buy a four-month supply of toilet paper for federal buildings came up almost 50 per cent short. He said no bids at all were recived for more than boxes of the compressed rolls largely used by the military or for boxes ot doublefold The GSA plans to secure its supplies by nego- tiating contracts rather than again asking for he said. Froehlich said a national toilet paper crunch may occur when the GSA seekr to secure a four-month supply at the same time some states have one-year contracts up for bids A check of hotels around the U.S Monday night produced little concern about a toilet paper shortage you putting me asked a spokesman for the Marriott Hotel in Atlanta. But the assistant manager of a Minneapolis hotel said that although there are no current toilet paper short- some are anticipated in a few months He said hotel employees have been asked to watch distribution of all pa- per In N Y Jerry Cas- a member of the board of Hilton laughed at the mere suggestion of such a but said he will take it up with the board at its next regular meeting Soviet population hits 250 million By GABRIEL RONAY The London LONDON As the western world grapples with the problems posed by a food the Soviet press and radio have been triumphantly celebrating the birth of a baby which brought the country's population to 250 million. Admittedly the Russians are not the only ones on this crowded planet to take such a nationalistic attitude to the population leaving others to exercise birth control. one bears in mind the succession of demographic catastrophes a bloody a civil two world Stalin's mass purges and the untold misery inflicted in the name of collectivization then the resilience of the peoples of the Soviet Union can be the cause for a quiet celebration In 1950 there despite the 20 million or so people kill- ed in the Second World War Soviet citizens Now the number has increased by not bad going at a time when most western nations were espous- ing a world population control is the 250 millionth Soviet citizen going to be when he grows asked Literaturnaya organ of the Soviet Writers' Union. he going to be a or a bulldozer or a or perhaps a Is he going to turn the world into a flowering or is he going to use the peaceful power of the atom for the benefit of mankind7 HAPPY FUTURE is hard to answer these questions. 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