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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, December 27, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 21 Stocks drift slightly lower NEW YORK (AP) Stock market prices held to a small gain but appeared to be drifting slightly lower today in moderate trading on the New York Slock Exchange. New stock exchange head named VANCOUVER (CP) Mr. Justice Thomas A. Dohm of the British Columbia Supreme Court was named president of the Vancouver Stock Exchange. Mr. Justice Dohm, 54, who re- cently conducted an inquiry into the Aug. 7 Gastown riot, has been prominent in B.C. legal af- fairs for many years, first as a criminal lawyer and then as a city police court magistrate. HP was elevated to the Supreme Court in January, 1966. A committee headed by George Wright, manager of the local branch of Richardson Sn- curities, was appointed at the beginning of December to find a successor to John Van Luven, resigned in October. Mr. Van Luven and his execu- tive assistant, Stewart Thomp- son, both resigned following a The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials at noon was up 2.26 at 883.43. EXCHANGES CLOSED The Canadian Slock Ex- changes are closed today, Boxing Day. Analysts said the market may have gotten a small lift from Commerce Secretary Maurice H. Stans' comment during the weekend that the United States economy would get off to a good start next year. The Associated Press 60-stock average at noon was up 1.0 at 320.8. Noon prices on the big board included American Telephone, which recently announced plans to place billion in securities with 20 insurance companies to raise capital, up IVs to Goodyear was up to General Electric lost to and General Motors gained 'A to Among Canadian issues, Sea- grams was up IVs to Inco Vi at and Massey Vi at Alcan was off at Granby Mining at and Hudson Bay Mining at Among C a n a d i a n s on the American Stock Exchange, Scurry was off at and controversy over toe sale" of Canadian Marconi at warrants of Ardo Mines Ltd. j Preston was ahead at and the exchange's decision to halt trading in them. Legal action has been started against Mr. Van Luven, Mr. Thompson and the VSE as a re- sult of the halt-trading order. Exchange operations have been directed since October by Gerald N. Stevenson, chairman of the VSE board of governors, and the governors. damage suit awarded Top California lawyer dies SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) One of the city's famous crimi- nal lawyers, Jake Erhlich, 71, died in his apartment here. Erhlich had been one of the most dramatic and flamboyant of lawyers who practised law in California. His life was the basis of the Sam Benedict nationally tele- vised series, in which aclor Ed- mund O'Brien played the title rote. VANCOUVER (CP) Mr. Justice J. G. Gould has award- ed damages to a couple whose son died following a cos- metic operation at St. Paul's Hospital. The boy, Ivars Krujelis, 14, suffered brain damage while in the recovery room following an operation July 4, 1907, and remained in a coma until his death Feb. 20 this year. The parents, Janis Pauhs Krujelis and his wife, Martha, sued the Sisters of Charity of Providence in British Colum- bia, operators of the hospital, and two doctors. RETURNS HOME Mrs. Yvonne Bedard sits in front of her home on ihe Six Nations reserve, near Brantford, with her son, Mark, 5, and daughter, tisa, 4, after a decision by the Supreme Courl of Ontario allowed her to remain on tho reserve. Mrs. Bedard asked the courl to restrain ihe Six Nations band council from removing her name from ihe band list and evicting her from tho re- serve because she married a white man. An Indian wo- man and her children lose their status as Indians if she marries a while man, under ihu Indian Act. One million cars the goal in 1972 Auto industry aims at record sales By BUD JORGENSEN Canadian Press Staff Writer The Canadian automobile industry regained a measure of stability during 1971 and it will be aiming for a record sale of one million vehicles during 1972. Negotiations over the auto pact with the United States are of vital importance to the industry but industry sources say they don't expect that re- moval of safeguards for Can- ada have a noticeable short-term effect. The foreign-car share of the market appears to have set- tled at about one-quarter of the new car market as the North American manufactur- ers have become firmly estab- lished in the sub-compact seg- ment. Roy F. Bennett, president of Ford Motor Co. of Canada Ltd., estimates total industry sales of new cars and trucks during 1971 will be about vehicles. That would pass the 1369 record of He predicts there will be a gain of about five per" cent during 1972 to almost one mil- lion units. John D. Baker, president of General Motors of Canada Ltd., said the company pro- jects industry sales during 1972 will exceed one million cars and tracks. Hector Dupuis, sales vice- president for Canadian Motor Industries Ltd., distributors of Toyotas, said he believes the foreign-car share will stabilize at current levels. During the first 10 months of 1971, foreign cars accounted for 26.8 per cent of new car and nine per cent of new truck sales. Dur- ing 1970, the foreign-car share was 24.9 per cent for cars and 7.2 per cent for trucks. The Big Three North Ameri- can manufacturers had a combined 17.4-per-cent gain in dealer sales. Part of the gain during 1971 was attributed to deferred sales early in the year after a strike at GM Canada plants ended in late December, 1970. CMI, Volkswagen and Nis- san Auto Co. Canada Ltd., the Datsun distributor, had a combined increase of 39.7 per cent in dealer sales during the first 11 months. Toyota sales were up 88.2 per cent, Datsun at 42.6 per cent and Volkswa- gen down 1.4 per cent. GM sales increased by 23 per cent during the 11-month period, Ford 12.5 per cent and Chrysler Canada Ltd. 14.2 per cent. Tiie three largest domestic and three largest foreign sell- ers accounted for almost 90 per cent of total sales. Mr. Dupuis said he attrib- utes the gain in foreign-car sales to popularity of small cars, which accounted for about 40 per cent of the new car sales. He predicted this segment would account for 45 to 50 per cent of 1972 car sales. The projection for the num- ber of vehicles assembled in Canada during 1971 is about 1.37 million, compared with the 1969 record of 1.35 million, PLAN EXPANSION Manufacturing follows sales in the industry and there were several statements during 1971 from executives of for- e i g n -c a r companies about plans for assembly plants in Canada. M. H. Mild, vice-president and general-manager of Nis- san, said early last fall that the company is considering establishing a Datsun assem- bly plant. CMI President1 Narufumi Yano has said expansion of their facility at Sydney, N.S., is being considered. The plant now has an annual production rate of about units, equivalent to less than five per cent of Canadian sales. Automobiles Renault Can- ada Ltd. have announced they plan an annual production level of cars by 1973, double the 1970 production rate. Volvo Canada Ltd. an- nounced in November it plans a 12-per-cent increase during 1972 of production at its Hali- fax plant. GM has reduced its Cana- Few hardy sivinuners Brrr it was c-c-c-old NANAB10, B.C. (CP) 1 at Departure Bay. The wash About three thousand people watched from the shore Sunday as a few hundred hardy souls dashed into the icy waters of Georgia Strait and dashed right back to shore in Na- naimo's annual Boxing Day swim. The furthest the got into the water was about 50 feet from shore with those who dunked first struggling back to shore against those just going into the water. The annual swim at Depar- ture Bay, north of Nanaimo, is sponsored by Nanaimo's mayor and Social Credit MLA, Frank Key who said the number of swimmers this year totalled 486. An observer said he could count no more than 200. The oldest of the dunkers was 51-year-old William Zclly of New Westminster. The youngest was three-year-old Scott Wade of Nanaimo. No time records were kept this year and Mayor Ktey said the reason was to encourage swimmers to dunk only and not stay in so long that they might suffer cramps or exposure. The temperature of the water was not known but the air was a chilly 26 degrees. An unexpected hazard devel- oped when a B.C. ferry docked from the ferry caught many swimmers belly-deep in the wa- ter and the water rose to chest level. Two visitors took part in the swim, 21-year-old Frank Two- nig of St. John's, Newfound- land, and Richard Officer of Massachusetts, also 21. Leone is elected after long session ROME (AP) Italy got a new president for Christmas and a political crisis that may mean the end of eight years of centre-left government. Giovanni Leone, an affable 63-year-old Neapolitan politi- cian, was elected by Parliament after 15 days of voting, talking, screaming insults and a little fighting. Leone, a Christian Democrat, won as a man of the centre. Although partners in the gov- ernment, his party and the So- cialists split over the presiden- tial election and fought bitterly. Observers think it will be a long time before they can get to- gether again in another govern- ment. Avanti, the Socialist party A year-round affair School plan is working MORA, Minn. (AP) After taxpayers twice voted down bond issues to finance a new high school in (his growing com- munity, officials devised a year-round school experiment to end overcrowding. While not everyone is happy with the plan, officials have concluded after five months in operation that it's working. The system's 811 children in grades 1 to 6 were divided into four groups of approximately equal size. The groups in stag- gered sequence go to Fail-view elementary school for nine weeks, then are off for three. Allowances in the schedule, school officials said, are made for Christmas and Easter. Dur- ing the summer the children in each group get off for a four- week stretch. The plan, known as the "45-15 plan" for 45 school days on and 15 off, included two small neigh- boring school districts and elim- inated the need for using an old school building at Brunswick seven miles away. HIRE SITTERS Some town folks have let their displeasure be known. Working mothers with young ones home for three weeks must hire sitters. Richard Smith, assistant prin- cipal and co-ordinator of the plan, also acknowledges that it has created some problems in scheduling buses, classes, and handling of school supplies. But not serious hnndicnps, he says. Tho administrators have Iwen able (o tailor teachers' sched- ules to their mutual liking. Some are on traditional nine- month contract, others prefer 11 months. Those working the 11- month schedule, Lacher said, average about more a year in pay and benefits. Surrey man shot to death SURREY, B.C. (CP) RCMP are questioning two young men in connection with ihe dealh early Sunday of a service station attendant i n Surrey. Tho victim was shot at least 12 times by a person or persons who robbed the service station of about 100 dollars. The body of 27-year-old Ken- neth Slaw was found about 4 a.m. by police making a routine check of the service station. The two men being question- ed are in their 20s. RCMP say they have recovered the mur- der weapon. SETTINO TRF.ND SHKHBKOOKE, Quo. (CP) A town planner here has chosen a drastic measure hoping other municipal councillors will take him more seriously. He had his hair cut extremely short. Ami, if lire taclic works, other civil servants may follow suit. newspaper, accused the Chris- tian Democrats today of a move to the right "that included the Fascists in a repellent and mon- greal embrace." The Socialists charged that the neo-Fascist Italian Social Movement, the MSI, which gave Leone the kiss of death in the last election seven years ago, this time gave him the election. VOTING SECRET In 1964, the MSI said it would vote for Leone, and he immedi- ately withdrew from the race. This time, the neo-Fascists said they would cast blank ballots. But the voting was secret Leone won with a majority of only 13 votes, and the leftists charge that he got 36 from the MSI. The Christian Democrats deny this. Premier Emillo Colombo's government, Italy's 32nd in the last 25 years, will resign, possi- bly this week, as it is required to do upon the election of a new president. If the Socialists re- main out of the new govern ment, the Christian Demo- crats will have to put together a coalition with whatever small parties they can pull into the government. Such a regime, if it material- izes, is bound to follow a course more to the right than that taken by the centre-left, govern- ments of the last eight years. Some politicians say this may be to the liking of voters disen- chanted by strikes, unemploy- ment, crime and political disor- ders. They note that in local elections last June in Rome and the south, the MSI more than doubled its vote. dian work force by about When tho announce- ment was made in September tho company said the reason was "production changes re- quired in view of projected market conditions influenced importantly by sales of for- eign cars, particularly Japa- nese." WANT SAFEGUAIIDS OFF Exports of assembled vehi- cles have exceeded imports in recent years but the trade balance on parts is reversed. The auto trade balance with the United States has been a subject of continuing debate and there may be changes during 1872 in the U.S.-Canada Auto Agreement. The Ameri- cans want the safeguards in the agreement eliminated. The so-called safeguards in the auto pact relate to mainte- nance of certain Canadian production levels relative to sales. These provisions were designed, when the pact was being drafted in the early 1960s, to devc-lop Canadian manufacturing capabilities. James Dykes of Toronto, general manager of the Motor Vehicle Manufacturers' Asso- ciation, said he would not an- ticipate any changes in manu- facturing patterns in Canada if the transitional provisions were abolished. GURGLE! Henry Hutter of Edmonton literally had to bail out of his kayak when a practice session in an Edmonton swimming pool didn't quite work as planned. He and other members of the Alberta White Water Associ- ation are getting in shape for the national while water championships 1o be held on the Red Deer and Panther Rivers in central Alberta next July. Chevalier still fighting for life PARIS (Reuter) The dlreo- tor of the hospital where enter- tainer Maurice Chevalier is un- dergoing treatment for a serious kidney ailment said today Chev- alier is in "a serious state" but his condition has not changed in the previous few hours. Chevalier, 83, who entered Necker Hospital two weeks ago, 'was never in a coma and a few minutes ago he was speak- ing to his the director said. "He Is not on the verge of death, but he is in serious state." Nixon in good health says doctor WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon was pronounced In excellent health Friday, but his physician said the United States lea'der, who will be 59 next month, is overworked and needs more exercise and relaxation. Nixon, in turn, pronounced health of the United States bet- ter this Christmas than last. As he left the naval hospital at Be- thesda. Md., after the three- hour Christmas Eve checkup, the president told reporters: 'The economy is healthier chances of peace in the world are better" than a year ago. Dr. Tkach, the presi- dent's personal physician, said x-rays, an electrocardiogram and other tests disclosed the 58- year-old Nixon is "in excellent health." "The thing I'm concerned about, he is actually devoting less time to recognition" than he did previously." He added: "Any individual who constantly works and doesn't take a break is likely to have some untoward event. Pressed for elaboration, said, "I think you would think in terms like an ulcer, coronary' event." Mr. Mutual Fundi DECK BATEMAN Phono 327-5137 WW By Gene Fawcette VEGETABLES ARE SHOWING IN FULL-STRENGTH SEA WATER ATTHESCRIPFS INSTITUTION OFOCEANOSRAfW. BEETS IN A CONTROLLED SALINE SOU! 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