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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Defence budget raised OTTAWA (CP) - The 1973-74 defence department budget will receive its first major increase in several years, Defence Minis: ter James Richardson, said in the Commons Monday. Slipping several attempts to discover the size of the increase, the minister said most of the increase will be for new equipment. The 1972-73 budget was $1.93 billion and the 1971-72 figure $1.89 billion. But outside the Commons, Mr. Richardson did say that defence spending will exceed the $2 billion level. Alcoholism is major drug problem in Canada By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA - At one point during the recent federal election campaign, Prime Minister Trudeau described alcoholism as the major drug problem among Canadians. Now, the federal health department has launched a task force on alcohol, to determine how best Ottawa's financial resources can be focussed on combatting alcoholism in Canada, accordng to Health Minister Marc Lalonde. In an interview, Mr. Lalonde expressed particular concern about today's "greater trend among young people towards liquor." And he said he thought Ottawa could do a lot more in the area particularly of alcoholism education programs. To date, Ottawa has done next to nothing. The government, he said, will have to adjust its drug abuse programs to incorporate alcohol, which experts in the field in recent years seem to agree is really a drug along with heroin and cannabis. The task force, which consists of experts from within the health department, is reviewing what Ottawa has done in the past, to provide a basis for recommendations about what improvements should be made for the future. The final report to the minister from the task force is expected early this spring, he suggested. One senior health department official estimated that "virtually none" of the $7.5-million budgeted for the non-medical use of drugs program for the year 1972-73 is devoted to alcohol. Most of the research, education and treatment, it seems, has been done by the provinces. From the minister's comments, it is very likely that a sizeable amount of federal money now devoted to drug education, to combat drug abuse, will be switched to alcohol education. But it also seems unlikely, at this time anyway, that the government will launch such a large alcohol campaign to require additional funds from federal coffers. There have been recent rumors, one should add, that Ottawa is also considering raising liquor taxes, as one more way to dissuade Canadians from consuming so much alcohol. While these rumors have not been confirmed, some observers have suggested only half-face-tiously that such extra revenue from alcohol sales should be devoted to combatting alcoholism in Canada. Mr. Lalonde stressed that the drug abuse problem continues to exist and that alcohol is not a new problem by any means. The only different, it seems, is in public understanding. As a result of the LeDain Commission and other study groups, Canadians now seem to be accepting the fact that alcohol is QUALITY  VALU�*S�fit V/C�  S� Your Better Buy/s Here/ iiiaijlaii * foods * YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT GROCER AUK'S 642 13th Street North Phone 328-5742 FREE CITY DELIVERY ON LARGE ORDERS WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES nrapfr * foods*' PRICES EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 8th, 9th and 10th. B.C. MACS jt H* CANADA FANCY ............................... "bag V W GRAPES =r 39' SPANISH ONIONS 2 .49 LEMONS 10" Green Peppers �r 39* AYLMER 12-fl. oz. tins PEACHES OR PEARS W.K. CORN PEANUT BUTTER STRAWBERRY JAM KETCHUP BRENTWOOD 14-fl. or. tin . TOP VALU 48-oz. net wt., tin NABOB PURE 24-fl. oz. tins CAVALIER 11-fl. oz. bottle ...4.1 4.89* 69' 4.s1 TOP VALU 16-fl. ox tins . . . . MILK 5sl00 SUN RYPE APPLE JUICE 2 89 Blue Label 48-fl. oz. tins YORK IN TOMATO SAUCE FROZEN FOODS Orange Juice i2�fi.oz. CORN ON COB r.ERVMi FISH and flllDC ERASER VALE Vflir J COD 20-ez, net wt. 0 2-79 59' 69 t Spaghetti t 01 5* $1 NABOB ASSORTED Jelly Powders^"" 10 *, $1 ROBIN HOOD - Layer, All Varieties Cake Mixes T:net 2 89* Facial Tissue Surf De,er9ent wt. . Scott, all colors 200's 3-lb. net wt. Ivory Bleach Nu-Fluff Liquid Detergent 32-f|. or...... French Maid Liquid 180-fl. oz. . Fabric Softener 128-fl. oz..... for 3$1 79U *1 890 99* DAIRY COUNTER SOLO Margarine Mb. net " CHEESE SLICES Kraft Canadian Singles, 8-oz. net wt. 0 CHEEZ PLEEZ Diamond 16-oz. net wt. . . STANDING RIB or CROSS RIB ROASTS CANADA GRADE A 4 i19 .....................lb. 1 CHUCK STEAKS canada grade a . 79' OVEN READY WHITE FSSH GROUND BEEF fresh - ,79' SAUSAGE �j�N� BURNSH.RE 79* .... lb. vv in fact a drug, and should be treated as one. Labor rift brews CALGARY (CP) - Proposed revisions to the Alberta Labor Act likely will protect Great Canadian Oil Sands (GCOS) from union attempts to organize its employees at Fort Mc-Murray, Labor Minister Bert Hohol says. A project the size of the oil sands development "should be protected for the sake of the provincial economy," he said in an interview. GCOS petitioned the government last October for a three-year respite from attempts by the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers to replace an employee association as the 600 workers' bargaining agent. Intensive membership drives have disrupted the work force, the company said. REIMER CRITICIZED Ths union has attempted to organize the employees seven times in 4% years and Neil Reimer, national director of the Atomic Workers, said it "would get into GCOS if it took 20 years." "Neil Reimer feels the company should be in open season all the time . . . whenever he feels the time is ripe for it," Dr. Hohol said. While he confirmed the revised act would afford the company some sort.of safeguards, he would not say what they would be. In Edmonton, president Reg Basken of the Alberta Federation of Labor said Mr. Hohol's statement is "ridiculous." "That would be a denial of the basic rights of the labor act." Mr. Basken, an international representative of the OCAW, said there have been several meetings involving GCOS, the union and the provincial labor relations board, "but they've never proved we disrupted the work force." Sound-proofing poses danger in high-rises EDMONTON (CP) - Improved sound-proofing in new high-rise apartment buildings may contribute to tenants' danger in a fire, Deputy Fire Chief Jack Adams says. He was commenting on a fire which damaged one suite in a high - rise. Although the fire alarms went off, "the hallways are soundproofed so well that people can't hear them." He said the problem may have to be solved through a change in the national building code which could require a fire bell in each apartment. Pacpiin named land chief EDMONTON (CP) - Charles E. PAquin has been appointed director of lands for the Alberta government. Mr. Paquin will be responsible for the over-all direction of the disposition of publicly-owned land in the province through leases, sales and various permits. Dr. V. A. Wood, deputy minister of the lands and forests department, said Mr. Paquin has 22 years experience in the department, the last six as assistant to the director of lands, and now will be responsible for a staff of 145 employees. He replaces D. S. Lawson who retired Dec. 1 because of health reasons. Tire company loses case LONDON (AP) - General Tire and Rubber Co. has been awarded about $3.33 million damages against Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in a dispute over alleged infringement of a General Tire patent. The award made here in the dispute between'the two American tiremakers was believed to be the costliest patent action ever made in Britain. Judge Sir Patrick Graham declared "it is quite clear" that Firestone "deliberately" infringed a General Tire patent for oil-extended rubber compound for vehicle tire treads. Wednesday, February 7, 1973 - THE LETKBRIDGE HERALD - 23 The Canadian ^ Family Store � �4 SALE: Thurs.-Fri.-Sat.-Feb. 8, 9, 10 . 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LADIES' KNIT PANT SUITS jg> ioq% acrylic in modern space dye pattern. Pull-on rib knit pants. Matching skinny V3 rib top with long sleeves, crew neckline, � button trim on plaquet front. Sizes S-M-L. VALENTINE SPECIAL J $5 0 LADIES' ONE-SIZE PANTYHOSE 29c c\ First quality, one size fits all. Popu- ^ lar shades of beige, spice, taupe. TL Reg. 59c ......................... �r (Limit 6 per customer.) LADIES' ARNEL BRIEFS \J Also nylon tricot knit. XI Elastic leg. White and 3i99 7.99 |W pastels. Sizes S-M-L. Out-standing value. 4t ^TReg. 49c ............... LADIES' FASHION PANTS *� Double knit polyesters or acrylics in plains, plaids, multi-stripes. Hi-rise or belt loop waists, cuffed or flare \ legs. Sizes 5 to 16 in group. *�Were 10.98 to 14.98 .............. 0 KIDDIES', GIRLS' T-SHIRTS 4 Canadian maker's clearance, 100% cotton, long 1 a sleeves, turtle or zip necks, layered looks. Sizes 2 to V4-' *)V4 Price of QQ^ "i orig. value.......... ^1 4 GIRLS' FLARE PANTS Group includes many attractive J* styles and fabrics. Belt loops,1 zip to front. Sizes 7 to 14. CLEARANCE KIDDIES' JACKET CLEARANCE Ski jackets, jackets, Northern jackets. Many hooded, belted. Assorted colours. Jr. boys and girls, sizes 4 to 6x. Reg. to 8.99 ...................... BOYS' PULLOVERS Big savings on bulky knit Orlons and 100% acrylic skinny ribs. Crew, zip or button necks. Assorted colours. , Sizes S-M-L. Reg. to 85 ........................ MEN'S KNIT SHIRTS Terrific gift for the man in your life on February 14. Fortrels and cotton/ polyester blends. Wide choice of pat-� terns and colours. S-M-L-XL. Mfg. orig. was S10 to S13 ! VALENTINE SPECIAL ............ ^- BOYS' CASUAL CORD PANTS jT 100% cotton "Super Tuff". Variety of smart patterns and solid shades. TjB ** ft* Sizes 8 to 16. * ^Reg. to 5.98 ........................ WHS \ z