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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta TUB UTHWIDGl HERAID Wndimdny, 13, t Opposition MPs criticize govt. economic policies By DAV TURNER OTTAWA (CP) _ Former jinoral cabinet minister Paul leilyer and New Democrat Ed Broadbent pulled out all Hie verbal stops Tuesday in a Com- mons tussle to see who could most strongly denounce govern- ment economic policies. Jlr. Broadbent (Oshawa- IVhiLby) jumped info the lead vhen be called Prime Minister 'iiideau "incompetent, callous, >umbling, glib and pos- sessing a distinguished mind that, had gone to mush. Mr. Hellyer (Toronlo Trinity) stormed from, behind with a less rersonal attack. He said, the government per- MOTHER TO MOTHER Mrs. Pal Nixon, mother of two, toll.-! to small child held I I iL'se mother in a commune .store in Peking Wednesday during a four of the e Commune by !ho Uniled Slates' First lady. (AP Wirepholo) ]oiirt told tobacco ad ban VANCOUVEU (CD To-1 The analyst, John C Max- consumption In Canada would continue to cUmlj t'U-n if H.s advertising v.eru {inhibited in fiery media in founlry. a N'ew York (veil, Jr.. an International ex- pert on the tobacco industry and vice-president and man- ager of marketing services tor New York investment advi' rurities analyst told the British isors firm, was testifying in a Columbia Supreme Court Tucs-, test case challenging the rail- of E.C government legis- Striking snow workers o ordered back to work MONTREAL ICP) Union leaders were served with an in- jiinctioa today 10 get snow re- moval crews working again in Montreal hut there were no mrii- cauons ot a quick return Snow-clearing equipment re- mained idle HS union leaders set up an atlemoon meeting to dis- cuss the injuncaion, issued in re- sponse lo civic and provincial n. eminent Union o[ Public Employees at a three-hour meeting in the home from a.m. until a.m. j P.eprescntatives ot the union were not available for com- to; ment. .MUST CLEAR STREETS I Tire injunction ordered 5001 snow removal workers among the striking civil manual workers, represented by the______ _______ iCUT'E local, clearing, cbaAig th7f "dm" advertising laiion banning the adverti'sin] of lobacco and alcolml. LIFE STYLES Consumer demand for am consumption o( a product de pcwls on "Tlie iifc styles of thi pop'-ilace." Mr. Maxwell said and nol on advertising. He said advertising migh have an impact on the brant a person chooses to buy, "bu 1 don't, think it has an impac on the consumption of the pro- duct." Mr. author of re- ports on tobacco industry sale trends including advertisin and marketing in some countries, was the first witness rolled for UK plaintiffs in the ch il action, especled to occupy in least tlirec days betore Mr. Justice L'. E Hinkson. Four tobacco companies and three of the country's leading publishing fh-ms brought the action against B.C. Attorney- Genera] Leslie Peterson, formance would rate a grade of F-minus in the academic world, that Canada's economy is the worst-managed in the weste-n world, and government encour- agement of unemployment when it was known young people would need work was "either gross stupidity or subversion." They were speaking on the third day of the eight-day throne speech debate which fol- lows the government setting out of its plans and policies at the beginning of each parliamen- lary session. The debate continues today. Both Mr. Broadbent and Mr. Hellyer condemned the govern- ment campaign to halt inflation Grain firm sale causes concern claims tnat the j sailing aid sanding streets im-1 five-day strike llireaiened pub-! and do everything! bajl the aulhoritv of lic .wifely One union spokesman i-aid the more than 5no'.v removal else necessary to ease the pub- lic threat. It also ordered the cily to en- workers wore ready to reiuni i sure equipment was available to carry out the job. The injunction was made ret- roactive lo Tuesday, the day the provincial cabinet decided to with that hut this di'wnded on the city making oqiiipmonl available. The in junction, issued today, nrdered all union members in- volved In public safety jolis to return to work for a period of up to CO days. Mr. Justice Paul Trepanier of Quebec Superior Court said at a morning court session that he had become convinced there was a threat io public safety in I the strike which has turned rlownlrwn Montreal l.ransporta-1 (ion into chaos all week. Ho heard arguments from city and provincial government law- yers as well as representatives' of Local 301 of liie Canadian FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE! seek it after agreeing Montreal representatives the threat to the public welfare existed. The Quebec Labor code pro- vides for such action where such a threat exists because of legal strike. Ihe provincial legislature and, invalid. Attempting In that tlie Social Credit government in- vaded federal jurisdiction in passing the legislation which took effect Sept. 1. .1971, are Benson and Hedges Canada Ltd.; Imperial Tobacco Pro- ducts Ltd.; Macdonald Tobacco Marketing Ltd.; Kothinans of Pal' Mall Canada Ltd.; Mac- lean-Hunter Ltd Time Canada Lid. and Southstar Publisheis Lid. An eighth firm, CFL lies Ltd., winch publishes Ca- 1 n-jfllnn footb.'lll lefigUC PH> OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO nadian exam's dropped Ihs action. .IOINS FIGHT I At Lillooet meanwhile Msr- i garet "Ma' Muray, editor of j tlie Bridge River-Lillooct News, said Tueday her v.-eekly news- VANCOUVEK (CP1 Roy papcr wfl, threfi cast Koot. Student fined in fraud case WINNIPEG (CP) United Grain Gravers 1-as expressed concern that the sale oi Fed- eral Grain Ltd. grain opera- tions to the three prairie wheat pools rail enable the pools to put a "big squeeze" on compe- titors. This could come about, says UGG president A. M. Runci- man, under the existing Brack- en formula for allocating box- cars to the various elevator companies. Mr. Runciman voiced con- cern in a letter to all local board directors of the prairie- wide farmer owned elevator co-operative. He added that UGG has been in touch with the federal government about it. Sals of Federal's grain assets to the Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta Wheat Pools was announced last week, subject to shareholder approval at a meeting March The deal will put aboul 34 per cent of prairie elevators under Ihe pools' ownership and Mr. Runciman said more lii.in half the wesUm delivery' points will be left with only oue elevator company, NOT GOOD 'This in itself is not a good thing for farm people, regard- less if they haul to your com- pany or any oilier. But our main concejTi is the big squeeze that could be put on United Grain Growers and oth- er competitors of the pools" through the Bracken formula The formula was devised by a royal commission under the lale John Bracken in 1953, at a time farmers were complain- ing about elevator congestion and being unable to deliver to the elevator of their choice. Under the formula, put into effect by the Canadian Wheat Board, elevator companies ore allotted boxcars -within each of the 43 prairie shipping blocks on the basis of their average percentage of total grain han- dlings within the block In the last ]2 months. A grain farmer Is limited to a choice of two delivery points, of which there are about 40 to a block, and these points must permit crop be designated in his book al (lie. start of year.. With the Pools acquiring Federal Grain's share of box- cars, Mr. Runciman said: "The pools could effectively starve single points for boxcars (farmers there have no alter- native and feed boxcars Into competitive points. Not only would your company find it dif- ficult to retain some customers during periods of congestion, but it would be difficult indeed lo attract former Federal Grain customers. "You can imagine how hard it is to improve your share ol handling, and the eventual long-term results If boxcar flooding al competitive points is practised." Mr. RvmcimBn sa: UGG has told the federal govemmenl the formula is restricting com- petition ueedec'. and a change Govt. plans grain, freight adjustments OTTAWA (CP) The govern' ment will make some adjust- ments in the amount of freiph1 subsidies granted for shipping Prairie feed grain to other parts of Canada, Agriculiure Minister H. A. Olson said today. The subsidies, announced every year on April 1, will re- flect increased costs of IranS' portation during the last year, he said in a Commons reply to Leonei Beaudoin The subsidies are paid under the federal feed-freight assisl- t the expense of employment, >ut on different terms. Mr. Broaclbcnl said a little In- lation is not necessarily a bad thing. Pensioners could be protected Tom it through cost-of-living es- calator clauses in all pension plans, And unorganized workers could get organized. The people the government was really trying lo protect 'rom inflation, he said, are investors "who want to be able to clip their coupons at the same dollar value at which they invested." He called on the gov- ernment to drop its attack on inflation and push for a full-ein- fjloyment economy. Mr. Hellyer said both low In- flation and low unemplbymenl rates are important, and couk be achieved if Ihe government would limit wage increases for big unions and price increases for big business to the aimua! increase in the cost of living. But the absolute unemploy- ment rate was at 7.7 per cent in January and the annual inflar tibn rate was back to 4.9 per cent. LEVEL HIGHER "Jn other words the inflation level Is now higher than when this whole inhumane exercise was begun in 1969." Mr. Hellyer, former transport minister, now sits as an Inde pendent Liberal. Mr. Broadbent accused Mr Trudeau of a "playful and mis leading use of statistics." Tlie prime minister had salt that the number of new jobs created In Canada in Ihe fina quarter of 1971 had exceeded (hose created in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, France and Italy. But he had failed to note the low unemployment rates in those cour.lries. and tile fact that there are 1.3 unemployed persons for every one job avail- able in Ihcm, compared wilh 11 unemp'.cycd persons for every available job in Canada, ON ntll.K? Social Credit Leader Real Cao'ii'llr defended Premier A. C. Bennett of British Colum- bia, accused by Mr. Trudeau ol being a bigot. Mr. C'aouelle called Mr. Tru- deau's remark oulrageons. SAYS BENNETT RIGHT In fact, he said, the B.C. So- cial Credit leader is not a bigot. He had just correctly identified Canadian problems as economic rather than linguistic. Northern Development Minis- ter Jean Chrclien announced the sites for three new national Government news agency requested QUEBEC (CP) Proposals [or u provincial government news agency and for a broad- casting system run by the prov- ince lo strengthen information links between Quebocers were heard by the Quebec national ascmbly's communications committee Tuesday. Marcel Leger, I'arli Qucbc- cois member for Montreal La- fontaine, said in a written brief that coverage of Quebec re- gional news is "fragmented." A provincial broadcasting system was needed partly because of Canadians to own oil, gas lines OTTAWA (CP) Oil and gas pipelines along the Mackenzie Valley are a certainly. Energy Minister Donald S. JIacdonald says. fie added that Canadians will be majority owners of Hie lines. In his first official comment on the proposed pipelines since he assumed the portfolio last month, Mr. Macdonald told re- porters that "you have to take a Mackenzie Valley pipeline as a given element of. energy pol- icy." CuiTent studies on the pipe- lines, to be completed before the end of this year, involved questions of how they should be whether they should be built. Mr. Macdonald also predicted tnal lira trans-Alaska pipeline system, opposed by environ- mentalists, eventually will be constructed. 'federal censorship' o f the CBCs French network. Increased citizen participa- tion, along with improved local vs services centred on Quebec affairs, would strengthen tlie bonds between Quebecers, he said. The communications comnvil- lee is hearing briefs on three bills which would, among olhcr provisions, give Ihe province tho right lo license all radio and television stations in Quebec. Mr. Leger also proposed mak- ing Bell Canada a provincially chartered company and nation- alizing part of its equipment, including computers. DISAPPOINTS MINISTER Communications M 1 n I s t e f ,1 e a n -P a u 1 L'Allier said ha "could not hide a certain disap- pointment that the brief con- tained many generalities." Mr. Leger said Quebec pro- vincial news Is covered by daily newspapers confined mainly to the Quebec City and Montreal regions, although Quebec Le So- leil "covers an appreciable part" of the province outside Quebec City. It said Ihe only systematic link bcfwceu the media is achieved by The Canadian Press, "which almost does not serve regional activity in Quebec and leaves complete areas in the shadows. "On the international side, It is common to note that numer- ous events Lalung place over- seas and having a particular significance for Quebec are not given attention by CP due to a lack of correspondents. He said in aa interview after the hearings lliat his briel sought only to outline the prob- lems of regional news In Quebec. Wealher and road report Amsterdam .......41 37 5UXH15E THURSDAY SUNSET II L Pro I.etlibridgc.......27 -3 .15 Pincher Creels 21 -26 .17 Medicine Hat.....16 -2 .13 Edmonton........ 0-21 ,1G Grande Prairie -1-9 -07 Banff...........14 -.1 .M Calgary Victoria Penticton Prince George Kamloops -7 .03 30 .02 Vancouver Saskatoon parks in Ihe North, which he; said would increase national j park acreage to 49.800 square! negrna miles from the current Winnipeg square miles. I "They will rank among the world's most spectacular na- tional said Mr. Clire- ticn. The parks will be located in Ottawa Montreal St. John's Halifax Charloltetown the Khiane region of the south- j Frcilericton west Yukon near Whilehorse, Chicago along Hie South Nahanni River ance program to offset feed in the Mackenzie district of the costs to livestock producers in j Northwest Terrilovies. and on parts of Ontario, Quebec find j the Cumberland Peninsula of British Columbh Biffin Ishnd Stuart Iftody, 22, of Calgary was convicted in provincial court of making n false ment on an application under Uic Canada .Student Loan Act. Iflody was fined S250 and given until Feb. 21, 1974, to pay the fine. Iftody made the (alpc state- ment on an application Oct. 10, court was told. ACTIVE TV FEBRUARY CLEARANCE R.C.A. 17" COLOR Mftj Reg. SPECIAL 1238 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-5020 ACTIVE TV FEBRUARY CLEARANCE 19" R.C.A. COLOR Reg. S5-S9. SPECIAt 1238 3rd Ave. S. Phone 377-5010 ACTIVE TV FEBRUARY CLEARANCE 22" R.CA, COLOR !eg. SPECIAL 1238 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-5020 ACTIVE TV FEBRUARY CLEARANCE 26" Electrohome Color Reg. SPECIAL 1238 3rd Ave. 5. J729 Phono 327-5020 ACTIVE TV FEBRUARY CLEARANCE Component Stereo itnnrt tltO CDCrlAI Rnrj. wilh lland 1238 3rd Avo. S. SPECIAl Phone 377-5020 enay newspapers in boycotting iulnre British Columbia gov- ernment ads. "We're not as much in the chips as them, but it's letter to scrape along and go down wilh oiu- colors flying than give she said. "We'll just cinch in our bells and ert a few more beans. "If we all go aflcr him (Pre- mier Bennett) we can put Iv'm back on his haunches and get j rid of Ihe ban (against liquor; and cigarclte j Two Victoria newspapers cut oft Hie British Columbia gov- j enimunt advertising list Tues- day ran a government ad at ir ov.n expense. The Colonisl and Times ran i a full-page advertisement from Ihe government's council on drugs, nlcohol and tcbacco vhich caulions drivers against drinking alcoholic beverages. An editorial note above Uic ad states that it is one adver- tisement which Ihe II.C. govern- ment withdrew because the two papers printed a cigarclte ad last week. Liquor and tobacco is illegal in B.C Tlie Iwo papers said they took the action to draw atten- tion lo "unfair of the act banning tobacco advtv- Roof cave-in kills worker (JRANDK CACIIB (CD Floyd Opvilc Hosekraas, 33, of Cache, was killed when he was rmmlH in a roof r.'ivo-in nl n mine near this mm Aiborta oommtnity. A VICTIM OF THE TIMES? Messonqcr G'mo Bcrlolli slops his bicyclo lo chock on address on Im tplcqram, Onco considcrod o vilal means of communicciiion, tcln- cjram is (ailing lo modern technology ond may disappoar wilhin '0 ynnrs. (CP Wiropholo) New York Miami Las Vegas Phoenix Honolulu Rome Paris London Berlin 47 0 7 6 2.1 -3 C> -18 9 -25 31 15 38 -B 23 -13 21 -in 2n 21 72 fin 7J -1-1 so 71 54 n n W 37 37 33 Stockholm....... 36 28 Tokyo.......... 38 34 rOHECAST Lcllibridgc.- Medicine Hal, Calgary Today: Snow end- ing lliis morning. Gradual clearing during lite day. Highs 10-1S aliovc. Lows zero five below. Thursday: Cloudy periods. A few snow- flm-rics. I'oiumbia, Kootcnny Tn- and Thursday: Cloudy wilh occasional snow except sunny periods this morning south Kor.tenays. Colder. Highs loday 25 to Lows tonight 13 to 20. Highs Thursday 2n lo 30. SI o n t a n a East of Con- lincnlal Divide Scattered snow flumes today and to- night. Colder soulh. Thursday snow most sections and con- j tinned cold. Highs loday 5 lo 15 north 15 lo 2.1 .south. Lows lo- I night 5 above to 10 below zero. liiphs Thursday 15 lo 30. IVrsl of Conlinrnlal Scp.ttcred snow showers today through Thursday. Cooler to- day and tonight. Highs today and Thursday 25 to 35. Lows to- night 15 lo 25, BEHLEN There'i no frnnie to build. You jijsl boll toycllier henvy alod uecl pancis. Tlie "Town Country1' ..-j ,_ .i._ OR gauge, corruga gauge, corrugate nec panes. ift own will bDil fit your needs now tnH in HIP f easily without wailing building materials. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES BOX 1202, IETHBR1DGE COUTTS HIGHWAY 328-114! OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COUIITKSV OK AMA Highway 7. a Ihin of packed snow in the Crows Nest Pass area. Highway fi. moslly bare lo Hie Shell VUint, remainder io Watorton is covered wilh frc.sli snow. HiUlnviiy Magralh to Del [louila. covered with fresh snow. All remaining liiglrivnys In Ihc ci'lricl arc c.'ll. p.in II.'I Iliiniia !i .111. lo (1 pm., oM'villc, H.C. !l a.m. In 6 p.m.; II.C.. 2-1 hours; F'orthill Kykcrls 8 a.m. lo midnight, t.'lucf Mountain closed. (Ytldhorsc, 8 to 5 p.m. llifjlnvay 1, Calgary to Gold- en received 1 inch of new snow wilh some drilling snow, plow- ed ai.d sanded Golden to llcvelsloke, j inches of now snow, plowed nud sanded. Hanlf Uadium liinhuay re- ceived 2 inches (if now snow with oronsinnal slippery sec- tions. 11-i-rf .Trf'-rr re- ;