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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta S THE LETHDRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, December 22, 1970 KWCWWMWHS Air Canada centralization plan comes under attack .H- Hunt for overdue yacht SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Coast Guard p r e p a r c d iuda.v iu ijeiun an aerial search for an overdue yacht with a crew of four, including three women. Unheard from since Oct. 11 when it left Aburatsubo, Japan, for Vancouver was the 40-foot yacht Neophyte Too, skippered by Lee Quinn a 40-year-old for- mer steeplejack from Los Gatos, Caiif., who has logged miles with women crews. With Quinn tills time were his veteran first mate. Pat Seeds- man. '27, of Australia, and two Japanese women, Chozo Saeki Yonko, 18, and Jaruko Kumc, 29. Qtiiim began going to sea with women crews in 1962, saying they made good sailors and that he wanted to disprove the mylh that they bring bad luck to sail- boats. A total of 85 have sailed witli him since then. U.S. Army stepped up spying DETROIT (CP) The 1967 race riot in Detroit caused the United States Army to step up its domestic surveillance of ci- vilians to its present controver- sial point, The Free Press quotes army intelligence agents as saying. One ex-agent, Ralph M. S'tein of Flushing, N.Y., said in a tele- phone interview the size of the national intelligence collecting office was multiplied by five times after the Detroit riot, which pointed out serious gaps in the army's' knowledge of civil disorders. Stein said his army superiors "were very conspiracy ori- ented." "They felt like if they coulc just find out who organized the riots and who ran them then they might be able to stop them." Last week, another former agent said the army spied on a number of Illinois office hold- ers, including U.S. Senator Adlai E. Stevenson in and for- mer Illinois Governor Otto Ker- ner, now a federal judge and the chairman of the U.S. na- tional commission which inves- tigated civil disorders after De- troit's riot. CALGARY (CP) Impend- ing centralization of Air Can- ada reservation offices will mean a loss of jobs and service in the west, says Eldon Wool- liams. Progressive Conserva- tive IIP for Calgary North. Under a plan announced for Ottawa as part of the central- move, Mr. Woolliams said Air Canada will use a new telephone system that will lake all calls and transfer them aut- omatically to the Montreal res- ervations office. appears to be a new tn'nd of centralization." The airline's union has charg- ed (hat it will put 50 employees otii of iobs. "li is my prediction that there may be only two or three centres in which reservations will be Mr. Woolliams said in an interview. "In the centralization taking place, Western Canada is continually discriminated against this new procedure must be watch- ed very carefully." Both Mr. Woolliams and the union feel the move is tied lo Air Canada's attempts to be- come fully bilingual and argue the company is trying to imple- ment the language policy too quickly. TO All) UN WASHINGTON (Reuter) The United Slates House of Rep- resentatives passeil and sent-to the While House Monday night a bill appropriating million for expansion of the United Na- tions facilities in New York. Hie House passed the measure, al- ready approved by the Senate, by a 152 to 134 vole. The UN will provide matching funds for expansion of the worlds organi- zation's headquarters. Canada shows record surplus OTTAWA (CD-Canada hod a record surplus of million in its balance of international p a y m e n t s during the third quarter of 1070, the Dominion Bureau of Statistics reported today. It brought the swpius for the first nine months of the year to million, recording a dra- matic switch from a deficit of SG01 million for the same period in 1969. Booming Canadian exports, mainly to Europe, Japan and other countries which have not been historically strong buyers of Canadian goods, were respon- sible for a big boost in Canadian receipts from abroad. The gov- ernment, however, does not ex- p e c t the same phenomenal growth to continue next year, and latest economic reports in- dicate a slowdown in most Eu- ropean countries. Added to the export boom, there was a normal swing dur- ing Hie third quarter of the year August and September an inflow of tourist and travel expenditures. Exports in the first nine montlis of 1970 reached a record million, up 16 per cent from a year earlier. Imports lose by only two per cert, to million. This produced a commodity trade surplus of million, more than three times the nine-month surplus last year. NON-TRADE RECEIPTS UP In services and other non- merchandise trad c, receipts lose to 14 per cent from a year payments rose to million, up 12 per cent. The resulting deficit of million was an increase of million or seven per cent from the deficit in the first nine months of last year. There was a net inflow of for- eign capital amounting to million in the third quarter, Cliiiia frees ship captain HONG KONG (Reuter) China released tcday an Italian ship's captain detained for nearly three years in Shanghai for alleged spying. The captain. Rouno Gaetano Neroni, crossed into Hong Kong. Neroni, 39, from Ban in southern Italy, was a passenger on a Polish ship and was ar- rested with a British freelance journalist, Norman Barrymaine, at Shanghai in February, 1968. Barrymaine, 70, was released in October, 1969. Neroni told Italian sources that like Barrymaine, he was accused by the Chinese of pho- tographing military objects. The sources said he was well treated by his captors. Oddities in the neivs SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) Two youths who apparently wanted a train for Christ- mas took a seven-car Ches- apeake and Ohio freight and disappeared from the Sagi- naw yards early today. The train was recovered about an hour later, 40 miles up the track, by an- other engine sent out to cap- ture the errant train. The second engine coupled into the wayward train while Students claim bed-pushing championship SYDNEY, M.S. (CP) Twelve Dalhousie Univer- sity students rolled back into Sydney today, claiming a world record for bed-push- ing. After a trip from Halifax to Sydney and then to St. Eeter's, N.S. and back, the Dalhousie pushers had a total of 403 over the standing record set by college students in England. Along the way, the Dal- h o u s i e students received in pledges for the United Appeal. JOBLESS TOTAL UP LONDON (AP) The depart- ment of employment here reported Britons out of highest December jobless figure in 30 years. moving at 40 miles an hour and braked it to a halt. Witnesses said they saw two youths climb on the train shortly before it left the yard, but no one was aboard the train when it was stopped. MELBOURNE, Austrab'a (AP) Father Christmas' femme fatale lost him his job here wrhen she sat on his knee and asked "What are you going to give me for Christmas" Carl Skoglund, 74, Claimed he was fired from his job with a department store in nearby Frankston when a 54-year-old lady friend sat on his knee. He said he had known the lady in question for more than four years and, "be- sides, nobody was waiting at the time." Store manager R. Mons- bourgh said: "We don't regard Father Christmas as any different from any other member of the staff. Mr. Skoglund was quite unsatisfactory." MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) When a lawyer shows up late, Municipal Court Judge Eugene Harrah cites him for contempt and fines him So, when Harrah was 15 minutes late for court yesterday, he found him- self in contempt and fined himself "What is sauce for the Harrah told the court, "is sauce for the gan- der." HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd Ave. S., Lethbridge SPECIAL PRi-CHRISTMAS SALE DECEMBER 23rd SALE STARTS P.M. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE Beautiful dark wood bedroom suite with double dresser, chest of drawers, bookcase bed and good box spring and mattress; Nice chrome dinette suite table and 4 chairs; Beautiful brown and gold chesterfield and chair; Like new 5'1" box spring and mattress; Marconi 21" console TV; Nice coffee table and 2 step tables; Apartment sue dining table; Good drapes; Deepfreeze; Kenmore electric drypr; Chrome table 2nd 4 Oil floor furnace1 3- smail old tables; Counter top electric range; Guitar; Old arm chair; 3-bookcascs; Rocking horse; Twin laundry tubs New scatter'mats; Wood high chair; 2- singlc headboards; Good set teflon pots and pans (like Sump pump; New tapestries; Vacuum; Automatic washer: Kiddie car: 2-trikes; Wagon; Drapes; Luggage; Oil paintings; Floor lamps; Electric fry pan; toys; dishes; Radio; Cutlery; Kids folding table and 2 chairs. Plus Jinny More Items Too Numerous To Mention. For Further Information Contact: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD, Phono 328-4705 1920 2nd Avs. S. Lethbridga ArcnOXEEKS TED NEWSY KEITH ERDMANN lit- No. 41 lie. No. 433 SIMPSONS-SEARS Power Packed Guarantee Backed Allstate Tune-Up Kits H.D. Supramatic Shocks bringing the total for nine montlis to million. Tins compares with an inflow of million in the same pe- riod last year. DBS said third-quarter long- term capital movements showed sharply reduced payments abroad for the retirement of Ca- nadian sccurHlos, and more for- eign sales of new securities. There was a dramatic swing in the flow of short-lerm capi- tal, from a sin-plus of mil- lion in the second quarter of 1670 to a deficit of million in the third. This was mainly due to an increase of mil- lion in Canadian holdings of for- eign currency bank balances and other short-term funds abroad. Canada acquired million in official reserves in the third quarter, down sharply from in the first half of the year. The floating of the Cana- dian dollar in international ex- change markets on June 1 meant the government no longer had to buy foreign ex- change to keep the dollar pegged at 92.5 cents in U.S. funds. Ripley comes true SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) A cenlury-old church built with the wood of a single redwood tree was dedicated Monday to the man who made it famous- Robert L. Ripley, the Believe It or Not cartoonist. The church will house Ripley's personal pa- pers, articles and memorabilia. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 Allstate Batteries At Everyday Low Prices .99 6v Only ex. 8 'CAVALIER" Battery Low price for a battery specially designed for cars with low power needs a vibration-resistant battery so ruggedly constructed Allstate guarantees it a full 18 months not only in Canada but the U.S.A., too. 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