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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 31, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Fridoy, December 31, 1971 - THE IBTHBRIDOE HERALD - 21 Premier Lousheed's New Year's message U.S. trade adviser goes to bat for Canada Forming a new administration is an exciting and challenging task, but on this eve of e New Year I would like you, the citizens of this province, to join with me in taking off the rose colored glasses. I want you to know we are concerned about our heavy dependence upon the petroleum and construction industries, which in the past have contributed greatly to job opportunities and the material well - being of Agro colleges not being used fully - Foster RED DEER (CP) - Jim Foster, minister of advanced education, said here he is concerned that Fairview and Vermilion agricultural colleges are not being fully utilized. Both are large colleges yet enrolment in them is not what it should be for their size, he said in an interview. Because of high operating costs and under-utilization, Mr. Foster was determined to find a legitimate use for the two colleges either in the educational community or in combination with another government department. He said the government is considering bringing the agricultural colleges under the jurisdiction of the colleges commission. NAME CHANGE PORTO A LEG RE, Brazil (AP) - The state assembly has voted to change the name of the town Nao-Me-Toque to Campo Real. Nao-Me-Toque means don't touch me; Campo Real means royal field. citizens of this province; and about the high spending commitments we have inherited in terms of provincial operations. Now we must broaden our perspective in order to create new jobs and d e p e n dable sources of revenue iot government to enable us overcome serious budgetary problems we must face during the next few years. We have reached a period in time where there is an increased need for public understanding of government programs. But as I speak to you on this eve of a New Year, I can not help but feel confident that we can overcome these difficulties. I am convinced we can, because these problems are balanced by othp- factors: the talented and enterprising society of individuals in Alberta; a stability in our institutions; the strong basic agricultural productivity with its marketing challenges; and the world energy gap. Effective ground work must be laid to ensure economic success in Alberta. We wi'l make exciting and dramatic changes in Alberta in 1972 and future years. Medicine Hat woman killed near Bassano BASSANO (CP) - Dr. Elinor J. Eston, 32, of Medicine Hat was identified by RCMP Thursday as the woman killed in a car - truck collision on the Trans - Canada Highway Wednesday night. The car and tractor - trailer truck hit head-on, about 70 miles east of Calgary. Cause of the crash had not been determined. WHAT THE SENATOR'S DIDN'T SAY ABOUT POVERTY. Does Canada need a class of working poor to keep its economic system in order? Four outspoken men think so. They are the quartet who resigned from the Senate committee on poverty rather than write what they felt was a watered-down analysis of why Canada has a class of poor people. Now they've published their own report on poverty. Read excerpts from The REAL Poverty Report, this Saturday IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE WASHINGTON (CP) - A key White House adviser has called for more attention and sympathy by the United States for Canadian economic concerns. Peter G. Peterson, President Nixon's special assistant for international economic affairs, made the appeal in a book-length report on the world trading situation. The report also accused the European Common Market of building a discriminatory trade system that threatens to split the world into rival blocs and "leave as outcasts the Asian and Latin American countries." In his section on Canadaan-U.S. trade relationships, Peterson notes the widening American trade deficit with Canada, which he said will probably exceed $2.5 billion in 1971 and adds: "Our requirements for oil and gas and other raw materials can be expected to continue with the rapid growth in Canada's manufacturing sector - needed to employ Canada's growing and skilled labor force." Peterson says the vastness of the American economy, "with which Canada is so closely associated, created a special desire for Canadians to nourish their own economic identity." URGES SYMPATHY "Tins feeling deserves more sympathetic notice on the American side than it has received" Peterson's report was a written compilation of briefing material presented to leading members of the administration, Congress and some non-governmental groups during the last few months. He indicated, in remarks to reporters, that the United States is not necessarily looking for a trade surplus with every coun try. The remark appeared significant in view of the concern expressed by Prime Minister Tru deau that Canada would not be able to meet interest and dividend payments owed to U.S' capital investors unless Canada either has a trade surplus or sells off more of its resources Peterson told reporters that those responsible for the study had taken a global view of trade. "Let us be very careful not to conclude that it's bad to have a deficit-that we need a surplus with each country-because that is not the case," he said. SEEKS BILATERAL TALKS "Rather, it is to say that some of our negotiations, at I* Unemployment Assurance-Insurance chomage Canada Canada IMPORTANT/NOTICE TO EMPLOYERS As of January 1, 1972, the Department of National Revenue, Taxation, will be responsible for the collection of unemployment insurance premiums. From the first pay period after January 1, 1972, the information that a claimant will need to establish a claim for unemployment insurance benefits will be shown on a SEPARATION CERTIFICATE. (Form UIC 11-03). It is essential that employers provide employees with their separation certificates at the time of separation from employment. For anyone who files a claim for unemployment insurance benefits, the Separation Certificate will become the only record of insured employment and the only proof of an Interruption of earnings, i.e., any person who separates from employment for at least one week (7 days). Separation certificates are valuable documents and should be kept in a safe place. Remember, that without a certificate a person cannot establish a right to unemployment insurance benefits even when he or she meets other qualifying conditions: For more information contact your Unemployment Insurance Commission office, 313 Fifth Street South, Lethbridge Alberta. Phone 328-6601. least, are bilateral and where there are trade distortions taking place, it is important to try at least to estimate what they are." Only about a dozen reporters were invited to the private briefing, but a transcript of Peterson's remarks was later distributed to the news media by the White House. Peterson noted in his report that more than 50 per cent of Canadian corporations with assets greater than $25 million are foreign-owned, primarily b y American firms, and U.S. citizens control about half of Canada's assets in manufacturing, oil and gas and mining and smelting industries. Fund-collecting goal surpassed OTTAWA (CP) - The Unitarian Service Committee announced here it has surpassed its fund-collecting goal for 1971 with $1,625,000 in the coffers. The committee had set an objective of $1,345,000 to support 100 projects in 12 countries, including extensive aid to East Pakistani refugees on Indian soil. Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova, USC executive director, is to leave Jan. 14 on her 20th world sur-very, covering three continents, to investigate possible future projects and evaluate present ones. "The interaction of our two economies is so extensive that productive and harmonious relationships with Canada in the future require considerably greater joint action to anticipate and solve mutual problems, whale at the same time maintaining each country's economic identity," he said. In his discussion of world trade patterns, he suggests that "the trade-distorting practices" of the Common Market are a prime U.S. target in the current negotiadon for dismantling of trade barriers accompanying the realignment of the non-Communist world currencies. Europe's high-subsidy farm price^support system, it says, "has displaced import, increased self-sufficiency, and forced exports onto world markets at distress prices." The Peterson report affirms the government's devotion to free-trade principles and willingness to make reciprocal concessions. It warns against the adoption of protectionist measures now before Congress, saying these would be certain to make the American economy "less and less competitive and less and less productive." The Common Market countries have been most active, the report says, in a kind of economic diplomacy providing, for example, "preferential access to the community for certain exports of a large number of African and Mediterranean countries, and in return requiring preferred access from Euro- pean exports into the markets of these countries. . . ." It says these "discriminatory arrangements" have proliferated in the last few years, and this trend "threatens to leave as outcasts the Asian and Latin American countries, at a time when their trade needs are growing rapidly with their rising unemployment." The paper includes a special scribing the methods by which section on what Peterson calls "the miracle of Japan," de- Thermal power production study set EDMONTON (CP) - Bill Yurko, minister of the environment, said today an engineering study will be undertaken to determine the effect of thermal power production on Lake Wa-bamun, 40 miles west of Edmonton. The study will be done because the government is committed to preserving the lake as a major recreational area, he said in a prepared statement. The study will evaluate the consequences of present and future power development on the lake. Waste water treatment facilities, will also be examined to determine their effects on the lake. the Japanese in 10 years have The report suggests the U.S. surpassed the economies of should study the deliberate Jap-West Germany, France and anese policy of emplo* ing inter-Britain and today rank only be-1 national trade as an instrument hind the United States and the Soviet Union. to promote domestic production and employment. May all your tomorrows ring out with peace - that's our New Year's wish. We extend heartfelt appreciation. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Cork and Family of HERMAN'S ROOFING 2923 13th Ave. S. Phone 327-5302 New Year Greetings to One and All From These North Lethbridge Business Leaders . . . Frank Otrhalek WESTMINSTER DRUGS George Takeyasu Manager ACME TELEVISION NORTH STORE Frank Hayward Manager NORTH LETHBRIDGE HOYT'S Dan Murphy Appliance Manager NORTH LETHBRIDGE HOYT'S George "Blondie" Mihalik Proprieter MIHALIK'S MAYFAIR FOODS John Gergely Owner GERGELY'S GLASS Bob Deimuth Co-Own�r B & E HARDWARE Eva Deimuth Co-Owner B & E HARDWARE Brian Roelofs NORTH LETHBRIDGE MO-TIRES Henry Roelofs NORTH LETHBRIDGE MO-TIRES Francis Higa Manager HIGA'S JEWELLERY 4 MEN'S WEAR Tom Higa HIGA'S MEN'S WEAR Li..,. ".,,.,....;. Louene Prince BAKER'S FABRIC CENTRE LaMar Prince BAKER'S FABRIC CENTRE Ernie Kovacs General Manager SIDORSKY'S FURNITURE & MOBILE HOMES LTD. ;