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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD Wtdnttday, Dtccmtwr 18, 1974 It's another Leap Year Clocks go back one second OTTAWA (CP) Remember, before lilting into Auld Lang Syne at the stroke of midnight New Year's Eve, to set your clock back one second. That's right, one second. It's another Leap Second Year and, while it doesn't have the romantic implications or ap- parent significance of a Leap Year, it's an important adjustment nonetheless for custodians of official time. The one-second adjustment, required periodically to make up for irregularities in the time of the earth's rotation, is necessary for accuracy in navigation, surveying, astronomy and satellite navigation, says Dr. Cecil Costain, head of the time and fre- quency section of the National Research Council. The adjustment, made worldwide, means that the relatively imprecise astronomical time is kept in step with atomic time which is times more accurate. Astronomical time, years ago the only measurement of time, loses about one second a year because the earth's rotation every 24 hours is in- finitesmally slower than it used to be. This time is calculated by measuring the time certain stars pass through the zenith. The earth's rotation is beginning to speed up again ever so slightly, and further adjustments may not be nec- essary in a number of years, Dr. Cos- tain said in an interview. Some Atomic clocks, so named they use the radiation fre- quency of atoms to measure time, would not lose or gain more than three seconds if they were to run for one million years at present accuracy, said Dr. Costain. A Leap Year, a time adjustment to compensate for the fact it takes 365V4 days for the earth to orbit the sun each year, adds one day to the calendar when it occurs every four years. Hospital reduces services EDMONTON (CP) A staff shortage at the Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, has forc- ed a reduction in the number of patients admitted to the in- stitution's forensic unit. The 90 bed unit, which serves the entire province, ac- commodates persons referred by the courts for psychiatric assessment and treatement. Dr. David Cornish, medical director for the hospital, said Tuesday the forensic unit's workload had been cut tem- porarily until a replacement was found for Dr. B. W. M. Dorran, unit director, who is ill in hospital. He also said that although there were positions for three doctors in the unit, otily one psychiatrist now was working with the 75 patients there. Oil price rollbacks correct overcharging Village life WASHINGTON (AP) The United States federal energy administration has obtained price rollbacks totalling about million to correct alleged overcharging -on petroleum products by 14 oil companies, a spokesman said Tuesday. In addition, the FEA wiped off the companies' books about million in claimed costs that otherwise might have been passed through to Career" ortunities EXPERIENCED MEDICAL RECORDS PERSON To share duties in 60 bed accredited active treat- ment hospital Salary to commensurate with ex- perience an H.S.A.A. agreement. Starting date to be agreeable to both parties. Applicants may apply to Miss R. Rinaldi, Director of Nursing, Crowsnest Pass General Hospital and Nursing Home District No. 40 Box 510, Blairmore, Alberta. customers in price increases, he said. The spokesman said million in rollbacks were ordered by the FEA: million for Standard Oil of Ohio. for Mobil Oil Co. million for Exx- on. The remaining rollbacks and reductions of claimed costs were accomplished through consent agreements and voluntary adjustments, he said. The spokesman said the rollbacks and reductions would have been the same if orders had been issued There was no information available immediately on how the rollbacks would affect the price consumers pay for petroleum products. He identified the following companies as having agreed to roll back prices or reduce claimed costs: Kerr-McGee, million rollback and million cost reductions. -Skelly Oil, cost reductions. Oil, cost reductions. Petroleum, 000 rollbacks and cost reductions. million cost reductions. cost reductions. HAVE LOCAL POSITION for an cost accountant, must be fully experienced in costing systems, wage negotiable CONTACT H.HEEBMER Canada Manpower Centre YOUR FUTURE IS HERE. GOVERNMENT Of ALBERTA TRAVEL COUNSELLOR SUPERVISORS (Challenging Summer Empioyment with Travel Alberta) A responsible position in a public relations capacity awaits you as a supervisor at Travel Information Centres in the following locations. Milk River, Jasper, Provost, Fort Macleod, Wamwnght and Waterton, Alberta; Alsask, Saskatechewan and St Mary, Montana These posi- tons operate from May to September 1975. The successful applicants will supervise Junior Travel Counsellors, counsel the travelling public as to the facilities, attractions, routes and points of interest throughout Alberta ensure that centres are properly maintained, undertake general administration and perform other related duties as necessitated Intfrei'Pd ro-'-'riiriales m.rl havo Grade X1' suopifrnented typing or courses -jpr tucv 'or and (Je ability 11 Di't' r two 'c te ypa-> directly 'ela'eti experi- ence .11 ,in fjuivalent pdbcstiOT exoeneice Thi is an ideal situation for people .iving in or iear the above men- tioned areas and also idea1 for those who wsb to have continuing summer employment in this field Salary will be S600 per month and each supervisor must provide their own accommocation and transportation APPLICATION FORMS Application forms may be obtained from Departmental Dersonnel Officers or from either Personnel Administration Office, at Mam Floor, Centennial Building. 10015 103 Avenue T5J OH4 Submit completed forms to Director, Travel Information Services Travel Alberta 10255 104 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 1B1 (State position and competition number clearly) Applications must be received by the indicated closing date COMPETITION NUMBER TCS 200 CLOSING DATE December 31, 1974 -Delta Refining, cost reductions. Oil, refund to identifiable customers. -Getty Oil, rollbacks and cost reductions. A peasant woman rocks her children to sleep in a hammock next to the family's buffalo pen in a village near Tay Ninh, 55 miles north- west of Saigon. The area has been the scene of heavy fighting lately with a series of Viet Cong shelling attacks. price mentioned Two-price wheat study is delayed OTTAWA (CP) Clause- by-clause study of the govern- ment's proposed two-price wheat bill was delayed Tues- day as opposition MPs renew- ed calls for inclusion of a price escalation index. Jack Homer foot) led Conservatives in reiterating demands for an indexing system to ensure fair returns to producers over the next seven years. Under the bill, now before the Commons agriculture committee, the government would subsidize the price of wheat sold domestically for human consumption to a max- imum of a bushel until August, 1980. Millers will not have to pay more than a bushel regardless of how high the international price climbs. This price now is about a bushel. But opposition MPs and agriculture groups have argued that growing inflation over the next seven years will far outstrip the subsidy. The government has said an indexing system is not needed because producers are receiv- ing fair returns. Both Otto Lang, the minister responsible for the wheat board, and Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan have said the program will be periodically reviewed to en- sure is is not offset by inflation. But opponents say ad- ditional guarantees are need- ed by means of a price index- ing system. Mr. Homer said Tuesday that production costs for producers will continue to rise and the price for wheat on the world market could high as a bushel. This would cancel any beneficial effects of the bill. Mr. Lang said the govern- ment's bill on farm income stabilization includes a cost- of production formula. 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