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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Ftbruory 17, 1971 THE liTHBRIDGf HERAID 21 Business Spotlight 1 Four-day weekends become reality WINNIPEG (CP) Four-day weekends are a reality for 58 technicians and stationary engi- neers who keep the Winnipeg refinery of Imperial Oil Ltd. running 24 hours a day. The men, "socially dead" when they worked five eight- Firm finds new natural gas area CALGARY Production Co. Ltd. announced Tuesday it has discovered a new natural gas area near Glendon, 90 miles east of Ed- monton. The company participated in three exploratory wells in the area "nd all struck gas in cretaceous sands around 1.8W feet. Westcoast has a 25-per-cen interest in acres in the area, company president W. T Hamilton said in an interim report. In the three months ende< Dec. 31 the company lost ?909 253 compared with a loss o in the same period of 1969. Most of the loss was attr buted to a change in account ing procedures which resulte in in exploratory cosl being written off for the firs nine months. INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES no. ESTABLISHED 1911 lower Floor 517 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-1541 ur shifts a week, now work lu-ee 12-hour shifts before tak- g four days off for leisure and mily time. The plan started Jan. 8 as an ght-month experiment which ill be implemented if the corn- any and employees find it ac- eptable. Other Imperial Oil ants in Canada and parent andard Oil plants in the nited States are watching it ith interest. The 58 processing-plant em- loyees, who do not belong to a ertified union, came up with le plan as a means to improve leir quality of living. Comuany stipulations were hat the new system cost no more and that it require no ad- itional staff. HIFTS ALTERNATE The new shifts start at 8 a.m. nd 8 p.m. and each man alter- lates between days and nights. man works three days, takes our days off, works three nishts, then takes four days off lefore starting the cycle again. The company considers it 'came to a good agreement" on he three-day week, said Bud Allen, refinery personnel mana- ger, and he added the employ- ees involved also seem pleased Those involved make up aboul one-third of the total staff o about 175. Mr. Allen said he ha.' "heard no complaints" from others who are not included in the new arrangement, including maintenance employees, office staff and management. The work, which involve keeping the refinery operating suffers neither from lack of con tinuity nor from human fatigu in the new system, he said. For the employees, advar tages of the new system far out weigh the three-per-cent salar reduction they accepted for it. WORK WEEK SHORTER Crom Smith, who supervise employees affected by th change said that under the ol employee worked 4 hours a week but, under th new one, the yearly average is 38.8 hours a week." Enoch Powell, right wing Conservative MP, was accused in London of "bloodcurdling hy- steria" in his latest proposals to keep Britain white. The attack from Mark Bonham Carter, chair m a n of the Community Relations Com- mission which is charged with maintaining racial harmony in Britain. Commenting on Powell's lat- est speech Monday on the Brit- ish race situation. Carter said; "I suppose we must all learn to live with Mr. Powell's blood- curdling hysteria." "There is something night- m a r i s h about Mr. Powell's ate of mind." In his speech to young Con- .ervatives, Powell used his rongest language since his rivers-of-blood" waining three ears ago. c The situation produced by on-white immigration is "the xplosive which will blow us Powell said. FUSE BURNING' "The fuse is burning, but the use is shorter than had been upposed." Powell charged that Britain's ion-white population has grown aster than official figures show, and added; "In all our history our nation las never known greater dan- ;er." Powell urged a government- financed voluntary repatriation scheme and an immediate ban on all non-white immigration. Government overthrow is priest's goal The priest and Iwo Dims in the following story were among a group of Roman Catholic anti-war acilivists interviewed n a copyright story by Randall tit-hard of the P r o v i d e n c e R.I.) Journal. Although they alked openly of their Involve- ment in illegal protests and were willing to be identified publicly, their real names were lot used to protect other confi- dentiality. ENOCH POWELL Under attack An Israeli rabbinical court has granted the widow of Philip Blaiberg permission to re- marry. Eileen Blaiberg presented the court the requested officia proof that her first husband, the South African heart-transplant patient, is dead, and therefore she is legally able to marry under Jewish law. But Mrs. Blaiberg would no give the court the date an< place of her wedding to Herber Blum, a 61-year-old Israeli gov eminent official, bee a u s e she feared too much publicity. It was understood she an< Blum would marry later thi month. Philio Blaiberg, Dr. Chris aan N. Barnard's second hear ransplant patient, died in Cape Pown in 1969- By RANDALL RICHARD The Providence Journal PROVIDENCE, R. I. (AP) Rev. David Francis is a tall, lean, Roman Catholic priest who prays that before his mis- sion is done he will have con- tributed to the overthrow of the government of the United States. The ascetic looking Jesuit ad- mits to being an agent and part of a conspiracy: an agent of Christ and a member of a rap- idly growing "conspiracy of conscience." Father Francis that's not his real name-already has con- verted his conscience to action. Sources say he, three other' Roman Catholic priests, two i nuns and five young men and j women made up the original I i East Coasi Conspiracy to Save j Lives. I i One source said the same; group followed another "moral i imperative" o f Christianity: when they raided selective serv-1 j ice offices in Philadelphia and i headquarters of the General Electric Co. in Washington. They have not been charged i in connection with those acts. They were careful, it was said, i not to leave clues. After a dozen or so years as a Jesuit scholar and teacher, Fat'ier Francis said in an inter- view, he came to the realization that it is as important to live the gospel as it is to preach it. "Any system that preaches and crusades against the poor and punctuates it with napalm doesn't deserve he said. "It must be overthrown." A good start in overthrowing the government, he said, is to' I reinstate the Constitution as the supreme civil law of the land. "The way I see the overthrow as being accomplishedis through the building up of a mass movement of people who take control of their own lives and own communities and through that process take con-: trol of their own government. In another interview. Sister her real name- said she conspired several weeks ago to destroy draft files. Tlte 31-year-old nun did not accompany her co-conspirators when they raided the selective service offices in an East Coast city. But she said she realized she is likely to spend as much time in prison as the others, if charged, tried an d convicted of an offence. "But it really Isn't a crime. It's an act of conscience. It's a good thing in my head. Another nun was asked to tci! of the emotional impact of the first criminal act of her lift'. "Wow! Even as I say it 1 feel inside what I felt then. There was this tremendous feeling in tearing up those draft files." President Roosevelt in IMS lought of recommending a j empo-ary United States Bri- 4sh occupation of France, ap- arently to keep the country rom faffing into the hands of Gen. Charles de Gaulle, whom e regarded as "intolerable." This was revealed in Wash- ngton in c volume of wartime documents released for the first time by the state department. As events turned out, the U S. and the Allies recognized de Jaulle's provisional exile gov- ernment when France was lib- erated. The letters and other docu- ments also show that Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and State Secretary Cordell Hull both suggested that the Ital- ians be offered some hope of peace with honor after the war. The Roosevelt-de Gaulle dis- agreements came to light in letters between the U.S. presi- dent and Prime Minister Win- ston Churchill of Britain. A draft of a memorandum written May 8, 1943, Roosevelt said: "I do not know what to do with de Gaulle. Possibly you would like to make him gover nor of Madagascar. Puffed wheat house next TORONTO (CP) Three professors at the University of Toronto have developed a process to manufacture a cheap, lightweight, fire-proof and water-resistant building United Church key figure dies at 93 TORONTO (CP) Rev. Ron- ald MacLeod, 93, a key figure in the formation of the United Church of Canada in 1925, died here after a long illness. In the early years of radio, Mr. MacLeod was the first min- ister in Canada to broadcast church services and sermons. He was minister of Northern Congregational Church in To- ronto when he led it into a union with Presbyterian and Method- ist churches that resulted in the formation of the United Church of Canada. material out of puffed wheat. Under the process, wheat kernels are puffed to slightly smaller than breakfast-ceresl size, then burned to pure car- bon to obtain a product which its developers say can be used as insulation in building blocks and panels, wallboards and for highway, pipeline and building foundations. Victor Riley, one of the en- gineers who developed the process, said in an interview this week that many uses are foreseen for the product "but where we're really excited is in terms of lightweight, low- cost houses." Mr. Riley, 30. Eli Robinsky, 45, and John Timusk, 36, dis- covered the qualities of car- bonized puffed wheat in ex- periments done in their homes. Mr. Riley estimated it would cost about eight cents a cubic foot to produce, com- pared with 28 cents for polys- tyrene synthetic in- sulator. HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE ITD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSf 1920 2nd Ave. S., lelhbridga THURSDAY, FEB. 18th SALE STARTS P.M. TERMS CASH RESERVB Most of the furniture in for this sole is from one home ond in very good condition. Beautiful older dining room suite with drop leaf table, 4 chairs and buffet; 3-section stacking glass doored book- case- Lovely blond bedroom suite with complete bed, chest of drawers vanity dresser and stool; 54" brass bed (has been Nice modern blond bedroom suite with bookcase; bedstead, chest of drawers and double dresser; Old dresser; Old wash stand; Beautiful flowered chester- field (like 2-nice arm chairs; Good brown Chester- field and chair; Spartan 3-way combination; Chrome table and 4 chairs; Rollaway bed; Marconi 21" TV; Nice brown with flowered trim rug; 6'.i'x9' rug; Hostess rocker; Frigidaire fridge; Good G.E. wringer washer; 5-hostess chairs; Spartan TV; 30" gas range; Wood kitchen table and 4 chairs; 3-Treadle sewing machines; Beautiful older padded wood arm chair; 4-wood chairs; 2-nice magazine racks; Aquarium and accessories; old iron; electric fry pan; Old Gramaphone (crank Small old table; 2-coal oil lamps; Old picture frames; Old bottles; Quantity of old license plates; Small 110V or 12V fridge- Good mantle clock; Silver tea service; Old viewer- Large fan for hog or poultry barn; Toaster; Hoover upright vacuum; G.E. floor polisher; Garden tools; 2-fire extinguishers; Nice round mirror; Good dishes and glasses; Lawn chair- Books; Nice Pictures; Wicker chair; 4-padded wood chairs; Small propane bottle; Encyclopedia; 4-laying cages; Boiler; 2-crocks; Garden hose; Good mantle radio; Turquoise chesterfield and chair; Bronze range top; Stove hood and fan; Tables; Benches; Frigidaire and G.E. electric dryers; Kenmore and Viscount automatic washers; Servel propane fridge. LOVELY DARK GREEN HIDE-A-BED. Only one year old. For Further Information Contact: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. Phone 328-4705 1920 2nd Ave. S. lethbridge AUCTIONEERS TED NEWBY KEITH ERDMANN Lie. No. 41 Uc. No. 458 TAPPAN RANGE MARQUISE 30" TAPPAN ELECTRIC RANGE COMPLETE FACTORY and WAREHOUSE CLEARANCE FREE COFFEE COMPLETE CLEAR OUT IJD TA Qff PRICES BELOW WHOLESALE dttllHUO UF I V JU Vri THE GALLERY TAPPAN ELECTRIC RANGE DELUXE TAPPAN ELECTRIC RANGE Plug Oul Element! Reg. 224.95 Range War Price Completely Automatic 20" TAPPAN ELECTRIC RANGE Fully Automatic Reg. 419.95 Range War Price Reg 179.95 Range War Price 14995 DOUBLE OVEN ELECTRIC RANGE Automatic Rotisseris Reg. 669.95 MARSHALL WELLS i.95 318 6th St. S. Phone 327-6727 Lethbridge Open Thursday and Friday Till 9 p.m. Range War Price 1.95 Eye Level Controls, Electric Warming Shelf Keeps Food at Serving Temperoture, Com- pletely Automatic. Reg. 499.95 Range War Price 1.95 ;