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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Government boosts share of medical care costs TutKlay, Ftbruw J, 1W1 THI lITHMIDCi 17 OTTAWA (CP) Treasury Board President C. M. Drury announced Monday that the gov- ernment has agreed to increase its share ot medical care insur- ince costs for federal employ- Tile new cost-sharing formula, worked out in consultation with public lervice unions, will cost the government an estimated additional J" 5 million a year. To be implemented in two phases, starting Monday, the formula will apply to organized employees, the Canadian forces, the RCMP and retired workers. The first phase of the formula mil increase the government Banker dies in Montana accident COOKE CITY, Mont. (AP) Banker Hugh D. Galusha died here in a h a s t i 1 y dug snow cave after a snowmobile tri] foundered due to mechanica trouble, winds at 98 miles an hour and temperatures equiva lent to 80 degrees below zero. Galusha, 51, was president of the 9th Federal Reserve District Bank of Minneapolis. Sixteen of the snowmobile group, including Jim Marshall and Paul Dickson of the pro football Minnesota Vikings, sur- vived the storm. The snowmobile party set out Saturday on a trip from Red Lodge along the Beartooth High- way, a primary route which was clos.ed to normal traffic by snow drifts of up to 20 feet. Jom Klobuchar, a columnist for the Minneapolis Star, was a member of the tour. He said one snow machine after another developed trouble and the party broke up into groups of three and four and had to abandon some machines. Klobuchar said Galusha died after efforts to revive him failed. A spokesman for Yellow- stone National Park, a few miles from the scene, said the wind-chill factor, combining cold and wind for its effect on xthe human body, was 80 degrees below zero. share ot medical cue prem- iums for employees in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. In Ontario, the government will pay half the monthly prem- ium of for a married man with more than one dependent. The increase in the govern- ment's share is and will mean a saving of up to an- nually for employees. Federal employees in B.C. will pay ess each month awl in Alberta je drop will be The second phase of the agreement goes into effect AprJ when the government will >egin to pay a share of the pro- cost of medi- cal care to compensate employ- ees who pay for the plan hrough tax levies and other in direct means. The government's share in the seven provinces involved in the second phase will be 50 per cen of provincial monthly premiums or 23 per cent of estimated pro- vincial costs per capita, which ever is greater. Travel talk is highlighted at scout meet STIRLING (HNS) Clinton Hardy, postmaster at Stirling, recently told the Cub Scout Pack of the trip he, his wife and daughters, Sheila and Cal- leen, made to El Salvador in Central America in December. Besides showing pictures of the country, Mr. Hardy showed a twig of coffee beans and a piece of sugar cane and a large mache from this country. The Cubs were told that the police carry this type of mache with them all the time. It is also used by the farmers to cut the sugar cane, grass, etc., and to plant crops. Mr. and Mrs. Hardy showed more souvenirs and slides of their eight day visit with these friendly people to 'an adult group. They told of the extreme difference in the wealthy and the many others living in dire poverty. Russia relents History response excellent BARONS OhJtimers and new residents alike are respond- ing enthusiasticallv to the call for family histories and inter- esting stories of the Barons dis- trict. "Keep those cards and letters coming said Mrs. Jean Kotkas as she reported to the Barons History Book Club that returns have been excellent from the questionnaire mailed out in December. To insure that nobody will be left out, correspondents are urged to get their material into secretary Mrs. Ellen Johnson of Barons as soon as possible, certainly before the final deadline of April 30. Dunn rink victorious TURIN (HNS) A total of 14 rinks competed in the first bonspiel held here in five years.' The Howard Dunn nnk was tee first ;ilace winner in the mixed competition. The rink included Howard Dunn skip, Roy Oseen third, Randy Churpka second, and Mrs. Pauline Juhar lead. Bolh the Howard Dunn rink and the Jim Ikebuchi rink achieved a total of 27 points in three games. In the playoff game, Howard Dunn came out the winner. Jim Ikebuchi's rink placed second and the Joe Mehalko rink came in third. The Turin Curling Rink is divided into three sections. Two sheets are used for curl- ing and the third sheet is used for skating. House-building boom forecast EDMONTON (CP) The fed-1 will jeopardize the achievement eral government ei.pects a; of our national goal.' record number of units On federal spending, Mr. An- I will be built this year but they I dras said while he could not 1 meet the social needs of I provide a specific figure for the 'anadians, Robert Andras, min- ster without portfolio responsi- )le for housing, said Monday. Mr. Andras told the National House Builders Association con- that predictions of housing starts in 1971 by far the highest number of starts in Canadian history, >eyond the record 21U.OOO of 369." But Mr. Andras warned that ;here is "nothing magical" in :he large number of units if they are not the right units. _. lir. Andras urged the house ,5-JI builders to concentrate "like never before" on providing de- cent bousing for thousands of low- or modest-income Canadi- is. "If too much of your output is beamed to the high-cost dwell- ings, then you jeopardize your 1911 Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation budget, "the spending figures for this year will not be terribly far off last year's." Last year's spend- ing was just over SI million. Mr. Andras said that while a resurging private sector will jave less trouble obtaining fi- nancing in Ontario, British Col- umbia and Alberta, "it will be necessary to apply relatively j iv more direct federal emphasis on housing in the Atlantic prov- inces, Quebec and Saskatche- wan." Later at a news conference, Mr. Andras said Quebec lagged behind in housing for years compared with other provinces and in addition has the coun- try's highest unemployment rate. "This is the reason that they tiu2. it's got nothing to do with French and English." He said there are clear signs the private mortgage lending climate is improving markedly. Mr. Andras said he is at- tempting to make it practical and profitable to divert pension I unds into mortgages. "Apart from the pension funds, I am endeavoring to per- suade other financial institu- ions such as life insurance companies and banks to dip .heir toes more boldly in those not-so-treacherous waters." The federal government also plans to explore, with the prov- inces, further ways to make easier the unspeculative amass- ing of land for building and at co-operatively removing many zoning and other red tape impe- diments to building homes. The federal government must sit down with the provinces and cities to discuss priorities in housing. Mr. Andras said he accepted on behalf of the federal govern- ment the blame for past federal policies because they did not at all times conform to the needs of the cities and fee provinces. Mr. Andras said he personally wculd like to see the federal tax on building materials reduced, but that tax provides revenue of million a year and if it was scrapped "we'd have to look at alternate ways to raise that money." Commenting on mortgage in- terest rates, Mr. Andras said he was hopeful public speculation on reductions would be realized this year. However, he said, any such drop below nine per cent within three months would be only "slight." BUDGET MEETING (HNS) Coal- dale town council will meet fnr a special budget session Mon- day Jan. 18. It is hoped a pro- posed budget will be ready at the nest regular meeting, slat- ed for p.m. Monday, Jan. 25. WHEELING IN A TEST PATTERN-This unusual action shot of a 1971 Oldsmobile being tested was made from a "cherry-picker" crane over the water trough ot ihe General Motors Proving Ground near Mil- ford, Mich. The trough, which can be filled to a depth of 16 inches, is used in testing ignition systems, engine com- partment splash-shielding, effect on braking and checking for body leaks. CP Air bows to pressure -short skirts will stay MONTREAL (CP) Within a few weeks, CP Air passen- gers will again be able to strap themselves into their seats and get right down to one of aircraft travel's more enjoyable the stewardess's legs. When the airline introduced its midi-length, "non-uniform" outfit for air hostesses last fall, passengers screamed and wrote letters. Kill the midi, wrote more than travellers. Keep it, said another CP Air bowed to majority wishes and announced Mon day that its hostesses will soon be appearing on the air- craft in a blouse and short skirt printed in a multi-col- ored snowflake pattern. On the ground, however, comfort and current trends will continue to prevail. The girls can zip off their skirts and don either long wool pants and midl-length coat or a pair of below-the-knee gau- cbos. Windy Hollow players plan March production PINCHER CREEK (Special) Dr. J. Teran will direct the Windy Hollows Players in its Marti production. TEL AVIV (AP) A leading Soviet Jewish dissident has been granted permission to emigrate from the Soviet Union, it was learned Sunday. In a cable to an Israeli collective farm, Grisha Feigin of Riga said he would be in Israel soon. Soviet authorities committed Feigin to a mental institution after he turned in lu's Red Army medals to protest alleged anti-Semi- tism. He was recently released. New cigarette soes on sale o TILLSONBURG, Ont. (CP) A new cigarette produced by a group of Ontario tobacco growers will go on sale in the province and several outlets in Western Canada this week. Called Vagabond, the ciga- rette is produced by Bastos of Canada Ltd., at Louisville, Que. Rene Strobbe, president of the Ontario Flue-Cured To- bacco Growers' Marketing Co- operative, said it is the first time growers have been direct- ly involved in production of a cigarette brand. The first production run to- tals three million cigarettes, Mr. Sirobbe said. Healing Substance... Shrinks Piles, Checks Itch Exclusive healing substance proven to shrink hemorrhoids...and repair damaged tissue. A renowned research institute has found a unique healing sub- stance with the ability to shrink hemorrhoids painlessly. It re- lieves itching and discomfort in minutes and speeds up healing of the injured, inflamed tissues. One hemorrhoida! case his- tory after another reported "very striking improvement." Pain was promptly and gently relieved actual reduction or And most improvement was maintained in cases where clinical observations were continued over a period of many months. Furthermore, these tests and observations were made on patients with a wide variety of hcmorrhoidal condi- tions. All this was accomplished with a healing substance (Bio- Dyne) which quickly helps heal injured cells and stimulates growth of new tiSiiic.Biu-Dyne is offered in ointment and supposi- tory form called Preparation IT. In addition to actually shrink- ing hemorrhoids, Preparation H lubricates and makes elimina- tion less painful. It helps prevent infection which is a stated cause of hemorrhoids. Just ask your druggist for Preparation H Suppositories or Preparation H Ointment (with a special Satisfaction or your money refunded. Preparation FT] Assistant director needed TAPER (HNS) Taber Re- gional Recreation Commission authorized recreation superin- tendent Roy Blais to advertize for the services of an assis- tant director for which some 12 u n s o 1 i c i t ed applications have already been received. Applications for the position must be received before the next meeting of the commis- sion Feb. 24. Authorization was given for the winter use of the commis- sion's portable pool by the Ta- ber r e c r e a tion department The pool will be set up in the basement of the new auditori- um wing for trial use in a win- ter swim program. Plans fcr a defensive driving course, the organization of a lo- cal men's health club for whicl 50 enrolments are desired, and for an Alberta Parks and Rec reation conference at Banf March 26 to 28 were nounced at the meeting. Superintendent Blais advised that the arts and crafts pro- gram conducted throughout the area over 12 weeks last sum mer cost for material and for salary and expenses for a course director. An expression of desire from rural people is desired if th courses are to continue in 1971 Pottery and a number o "quick crafts" were taught las year in the program whic went along with the portabl pool to various areas. DOUBLE WIN MONARCH (Special) Coa hurst basketball teams trave led to Nobleford ana took a dou blc win. Coalhurst girls won thei game by a score of 39-31 wit Debbie Lumley, Coalhurst to scorer with 19 points. Coalhurst boys also won Their score against Noblefor was 61-51 with Richard Grisack high scorer with 36 points. People interested in taking art in play-reading, stage pro- uction and lighting are asked o attend at the MD Building, Thursday, Jan. 28 and Sunday, an. 31, 'at 8 p.m. Officers returned recently are: Henry Hammond, presi- ent; Art Vogelaar, vice-presi- ent; and Sue Warren, secre- tary. >ovm land 'or lease only CRANBROOK (SpeciaD- Though disappointed at refusal of outright city purchase of a >arcel of crown reserve land, >rojected as industrial park ex- ension, Mayor Klinkhamer and industrial commission ex- ecutive director Bruce McDon- ald were reasonably satisfied with results of their Victoria trip. Provincial department land policy of leasing crown land only, until it is sen-iced by the lessee, also applies to munici- pal purchase, they were told. Consequently they will rec- ommend city council approve leasing the nearest 150 acres at a modest 'rate pending ex- tension to it by stages of these services. On completion of servicing the lessee then has the option of continued lease payment or outright purchase. Department sale reserve on the other half continues meanwhile. The city was prepared to buy, the 305-acre parcel adjoining present industrial park to its northwest, where new city lim- its extension is pending at ap- proximately and had planned to budget the depart- ment established price from revenue over four years. Meet Wednesday TURIN (HNS) Three com- munity clubs will be holding a general meeting in the Turin school Wednesday. The Turin Handicraft and the Ladies Sewing Group will meet in the art room at p.m. The Turin Riding Club meet- ing will commence at p.m. in the school auditorium. All interested persons arc in- I vited to attend. SIMPSONS SEARS CENTRE VILLAGE MALL Pamper Yourself With Skin and Beauty Aids at Easy-Going Sale Prices! Glow Creme Rinse Special formula rinse that brings out the natural hjghhghts and shine in your hair. Makes it easier to manage too. 16-oz. size. SALE PRICE White Velvet Hair Spray White Velvet contains no sticky laquer to give "dried-out" look. Leaves it soft, manageable and shiny. 14-oz. size. SAIE PRICE Egg Cream Shampoo i__r. really "saueakyclean" hair when you use White Velvet 699 shampoos. Comes in handy unbreakable plastic bottle. 16-oz. size. SALE PRICE Roll On Deodorant t ra I own anti-perspirant in convenient rail-on applicator. Keeps you dry and fresh. M Full 2-oi. size. SAIE PRICE for Spray Deodorant Effective for all day protection yet safe enough for children. 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