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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta December 11. 1974 Turtleneck Pullovers B i H Winners In The Fashion Race With Woolco's Exclusive "Paulo Conti" Collection A. Basic Turtfeneck the answer to both classy and casual wear. Fashioned in easy-care Celera Polyester blend fabric. Looks super with jeans suave with sports jacket. A must for every man's wardrobe. Select co-ordinating colours of White, Navy, Walnut and Chocolate. Sizes: S.M.LXL. B. Skinny Rib-Knit Head into the long-sleeve turtle-neck that takes you anywhere, anytime. For the guy who likes trim-fit clothing, slim-fit feeling. Fashioned in 100% Polyester fabric; designed for dis- criminating tastes. C. Discover Luxury in the very feel of Tycora (textured Nylon) turtle-neck knit. Completely washable feature adds to the popularity of long-sleeve pullover that fits you and your mood to a T YOUR CHOICE EACH 'Paulo Conti" Turtleneck The mesh-knit pullover for men! Fashioned in Celera Polyester. Available in colours of White, Light Blue, New Beige, New Light Yellow and Light Reg. Woolco Price: 9.99 8.99 Turtleneck Knit Shirt Celera Polyester fashion knit shirt. V- plaquet and collar with mock turtle insert, designed for the "Paulo Conti" collection. In combination colours. Sizes: S.M.L.XL. 'Paulo Conti" Exclusive One of the most popular styles. Celera Polyester blend; textured front panel. Ideal for dress or casual wear. In White, Navy, Chocolate colour DEPARTMENT STORES College Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive Monday, Tuesday a Wednesday a.m. to p.m. Thursday Friday a.m. to p.m. Saturday a.m. to p.m. SATISFACTION Good labor relations curb inflation DUSSELDORF The eyes of West Germany are upon a tall, modern building in this sparkling Rhineland city as the country moves into a worsening economic situation. The building houses the Deutscher Gewerkschaft- sbund, or DGB for short, which is the German Trade Unions Federation. In it is being co-ordinated the wage bargaining strategy for two crucial negotiations that have major implications for the German battle to curb inflation in 1975. Excessive demands or strike action both hold the seeds of grave consequences in terms of unemployment and business bankruptcies. The good news is that all in- dications are that the wage negotiations, involving 3.6 million workers, will go smoothly to a reasonable settlement. And it's all due to the extraordinary labor relations that prevail in the Federal Republic of Ger- many. "The success of trade union efforts cannot be measured by the number of strikes says Hans-Detlev Kuller, a DGB economist who helps to plan wage bargaining strategy. In fact, until 1969 strikes were very rare and Kuller can recall only ten major strikes since then. "The German worker pro- vides good productivity and skill and is dealing with very modern he said. "The results of trade union bargaining have been con- siderable and the economic situation is fairly good. Economic situation good "If a world crisis comes, then the German workers will be better prepared than those in other countries to react." This is because of the regular government-business- unions meetings at which leaders and experts discuss a wide range of economic fac- tors, including wages and prices. Says Kuller: "After these meetings the government pub- lishes what are felt to be fea- sible percentages for wage in- creases in specified industries and the unions generally tailor their demands around these figures. There is a little criticism of this in the union movement just now but it basically works and will help us all get through the difficult period ahead." Out of the 62 million popu- lation of the federal republic there is a 24 million strong workforce of which 39 per cent is in unions. The DGB represents 7.1 million workers grouped in only 16 unions. There are only two other un- ions in Germany and, ironi- cally, this is the way it was set up by the British occupying army after 1945. The stream- lining for both workers and management, with virtually no jurisdictional disputes and no inter-union raiding, would be a blessing to the dispute- riddled British labor scene with its proliferation of warr- ing unions. Inflation lower The federal republic is deal- ing with an annual inflation rate of only 7.1 per cent com- pared with 10.9 per cent in Canada and 17.1 per cent in Britain. But government, un- ions and business are all con- vinced that there will be one million out of work by late January or February. Unemployment jumped last month by to or 3.5 per cent of the work force. This has almost drained the financial reserves of the federal labor office in Nuremberg which supervises national payment of un- employment benefits. Up to last month it had paid out billion in jobless benefits since January, a budget over- run of million. Within the next few weeks will come the final talks for new contracts for 2.6 million metal workers and one million public service workers. De- mands will be around 11 per cent, offers around six per cent and the settlement around eight per cent. This is a conclusion that can be drawn after talks with the government, the DGB and the employers federation. It is a conclusion that inflation- fighters in many other countries would like to be able to draw. Chinese get instructions on atomic attack By JOHN BURNS Special to The Herald PEKING The Chinese man in the street, whose sense of the destructive power of nuclear weaponry was formed by Chair- man Mao's famous aphorism about atom bombs being paper tigers, has finally received some practical advice on what to do if the holocaust comes. A 383-page handbook on warfare that has just appeared on the bookstands contains the first published information on what nuclear weapons are and how the average man can protect himself against them, but the picture it paints would still be considered disingenuous by most civil defence experts in the West. The handbook features illustrations of a billowing mushroom cloud and of the blast effect blowing down the doors of a peasant cottage, but the text leaves the reader to deduce for himself just how catastrophic a nuclear attack would be. There is, to be sure, an opening reference to the "enormous power" generated by nuclear fission and another paragraph describes how nuclear weapons are designed to "kill people and to destroy things such as buildings, factories, mines, commu- nications centres though in Readers doubtlessly can draw their own conclusions from the sole statistic the handbook the blast from a 20- kiloton bomb will travel one kilometre in two seconds. But otherwise the text creates the impression that a nuclear on- slaught, though dangerous, is something that can be survived with sensible precautions. Most Westerners, for example, would probably regard as an understatement the handbook's description of tne oiast very high pressure" which can collapse ear drums and lungs or throw people about, "causing internal injuries and fractures." Similarly, radiation is described as likely to cause head- aches, nausea, and a diminution in the white corpuscle count in the nothing worse, unless it is in which case those affected are in danger of their lives and "should be hospitalized immediately." As for precautions, readers are advised to seek refuge in one of the bomb shelters which have been constructed in Chinese cities since the border clashes with the Soviet Union in 1969. There are tips on how the shelters should be built to keep the radiation out, including a diagram that shows air from above ground being drawn in through a filter composed of sand and pebbles. Those caught outside when the bombs hit are counselled to shelter in the lee of buildings, in natural depressions in the ground, or, jf indoors, beneath beds or in corners. ;