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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta legislature opens is high on Saskatchewan list REGINA (CP) Proposals' to combat unemployment, pro- vision to settle certain labor disputes and financial pro- grams to stimulate the provin- cial economy were announced Tuesday in the Speech From The Throne. The speech, read by Lt.-Gov. Stephen Worobetz at the open- ing of the fifth session of the 16th Saskatchewan Legislature, indicated Premier Ross Thatcher's Liberal govern- ment intends to assume a large proportion of the over-all cost of education in an attempt to ease Unemployment ills received attention with the speech pre- dicting the legislature will be asked to approve the spending ment intends to again increase the homeowner grant. The grant of was established in 1966 and later increased to The government indicated it will make workmen's compen- sation available on a voluntary basis to farmers and their workers. Cabinet official listed on report WASHINGTON (AP) Com-1 merce Secretary Maurice Stans had an interest of more than 000 in a Penn Central sub- sidiary at the time his depart- ment was involved in govern- ment efforts to keep the failing railway afloat. The cabinet official is listed in a congressional report and m company records as owning about shares in Great Southwest Corp.-holdings Stans did not mention specifically in a financial statement 19 Congress when he was confirmed as Pres ident Nixon's Commerce Secre tary in January, 1909. In that financial statement Stans also pledged to put all o his holdings into a sfrcallec blind trust and direct the trus tee to make no accountings o reports whatsoever to him However in answer to writte ouestions from The Associate Press Stans disclosed aware- ness 'of a trust transactio which he said occurred in Sep lember, 1969. Records of a Penn Centra board meeting June 8, 197 showed Penn's President Pai. A. Gorman told board membe Stans was involved along wi other cabinet members in plan to grant million in feder loan guarantees to the railwa Stans declined here to grant n interview. But, responding to ritten queslions he said he this year, hopefully by spring. In agriculture, the speech promised more help to farmers in the government's promotion of diversifircation. Financial as- sistance under the recently en- acted guaranteed livestock loan act will be expanded in 1971. Legislation is promised which will permit Indian bands to bor- row money for her expansion and a bill will be presented to permit the paying of quality in- centrves for hogs. An act to preven pollution the Secretary of makm, said Stans, "in view of he circumstances of the matter disqualified myself from any urther meetings with them or with any of the principals." in June, 1970, the administra- ion decided to grant the rail- way the million guarantees under the Defence Emergency Act. But in the face of opposition in Congress, these plans were abandoned June 19, Two days later the railway filed for reor- ganization under federal bank- ruptcy laws. Congress since has voted million in Loan guar- antees for the Penn Central. Stans resigned as president and a director of Glore Forgan, the railway's chief investment adviser, when be took his cabi- net post. Great Southwest stock now is being traded over-the-counter at about S3 a share. Last June 12, it was going for a share. On this basis, Stans' investment June 12 was worth approximately SPRING SHADES CREDIT IS YOURS AT AU BETTY SHOPS ON YOUR FASHION BUDGET ACCOUNT AVAIIABLE AT ALL OUR STORES 18 STORES IN ALBERTA Centre Village Mall an offence to oper ive livestock oper _.....___ constitute a pub lie nuisance. Consumers aren't forgottet the government's intendei legislative program. Legisla tion is proposed to protect them from the disadvantages of tin solicited goods and credit can which have been distributed the past without restriction. Changes will be considered n the hours during which movie theatres are permitted to op- erate on Sundays, and in the Urban Municipalities Act to provide stiffer penalties for stores remaining open during other than authorized hours. An intersessional committee of the legislature is proposed to review all aspects of current liquor laws with a view to de- termining ways to modernize and increase the effectiveness of those laws. Education occupies promi- nent space in the speech and, as had been promised by Pre- mier Thatcher, a special com- mittee on scholarships and bur- saries will be established. Legislation is proposed to give students on the Regina and Saskatoon campuses of University of Saskatchewan, the right to elect one member each to the university's board of governors. CHANGES PLANNED Teacher trustee bargaining, fraught with difficulties and drawnout negotiations in the past, will be the subject of legislation. The government in- tends to submit changes in the timetable for these negotiations and suggest amendments to the teachers' salaries agree- ment act to provide additional means of submitting disputes to arbitration. Adjustments also will be made to existing regulations concerning superannuation to teachers who retired prior to April, 1963, and their widows and dependents. The government says it will make special efforts to help uni- versity and technical school students during the summer months. All government de- partments, branches and crown corporations have been asked to hire the maximum number of students. In addition, the government is prepared, in certain cases, tc subsidize the employment of students in certain other sec tors of the economy. The speech said the legisla tee will be asked to approve "the largest sum of money in history for the continued ex pansion of the University o Saskatchewan on both the Re gina and Saskatoon campuses.' An increase in the minimum wage will be proposed. Th minimum now is an hou in urban areas and in rural sectors. Line drawn at hiring male stripper HATNHAM, England The men who operate Rain- ham's United Services Club like to book strip tease girls for their stag parties but they drew the line here at hiring a male stripper for the next la- dies-only evening. Women members asked for the male strip act to liven up the entertainment but the re- quest was rejected by the club's ruling committee, en- tirely composed of men, and the ladies were irate. "Why should the men lay down what sort of entertain- ment we said Barbara Charlton, 38. "They're a hypo- critical and selfish lot. It seems all right for them to have fe- male strippers and it's about time they realized we should be able to have the entertain- ment we want." Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, INVENTORY IARKDOWM TIME FOR RUBBER BOOTS MEN'S PULLOVER and CARDIGAN SWEATERS '5 Sanforized, regular and hipster styles. Sizei 8 to 20. One group of men's sweaters, all sizes, as- sorted styles and colors. Sizes 6 to 12 Boys' Sizes Youths' Sizes 11 to 13 Child's, Shiny All Black FLANNELETTE CHINOOK SHEETS GIRLS' SUMS limited quantity Reg. Each Fortrel Flores In good color range Sizes 7 to 14. Poir SLEEPING BAGS .FORTREL FILLED COMFORTERS Full Bed Size All around heavy duty tip- per. Wool filled flannel lined. Some with rubberized bot- tom. Size Nev'r Press Fortrel and Cot- ton. Assorted plaids and col- ors. Sizes 14V4 to 18. Reg. or 3 for S18 TERRY BATH TOWELS BOYS PANTS Domestic and import sty- les. Strong durable mater ials. Broken sizes. CHARGEX COMING SOONTOJIATIONAL_ YOUNG MEN'S DRESS SHOES GREY BLANKETS Reotile look. Tie and buckle Ideal for home, cottage or camp. Good, full size of wool fabric. tyles. Size 5 to 11 ;