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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, February 26, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 Chretien unaware of higher wages report Cyprus debate continues Secretary-general Kurt Waldheim, left, confers with Security Council pre- sident Huang Hua of the People's Republic of China during United Nations on Cyprus. Appearing before the council, representatives of the newly-proclaimed Turkish-Cypriot state in the north of the island declared it would serve no purpose to expand the UN peace force on the troubled island. Court turns down appeal in Alberta sales case OTTAWA (CP) A report used by striking federal labor and trades workers as a major support in their battle for higher wages has apparently not been shown to Treasury Board President Jean Chretien, although govern- ment negotiators are aware of its findings. The confidential report, mentioned by the union in con- ciliation hearings last month, was prepared by the pay re- search government warns that lower pay to federal employees will result in future recruitment problems. The bureau is an arm of the neutral public service staff relations board. Mr. Chretien says he does not know of the report, a com- ment that brought a surprised reaction Tuesday from Bill Doherty, vice-president of the Public Service Alliance. Under th'e government's bargaining system, treasury board negotiators have a man- date from the. minister to reach settlements. Mr. Chre- tien has said he would not interfere with that practice. But Mr. Doherty said in an interview that he is convinced senior public servants often do not keep ministers inform- ed of'events. A breakdown in contract talks has led to strikes by the group that have disrupted. postal ser: ceiving from liolden Canada for each new "general" sponsored. Since Golden imposed no limits on the number of new distributors at any level, the general distributor could sponsor as many additional generals as he wished, collecting each time. Nor was there any obligation upon a general distributor to handle products, unless he wished to do so. The Criminal Code forbids schemes that enable an in- dividual to get back more from subsequent participants' contributions than he original- ly had paid. Federal provisions against pyramid-style promotions are being strengthened through proposed amendments to the Combines Investigation Act, which make pyramid selling an automatic offence, unless the schemes are regulated provincially. Prison terms of two years or fines up to 000 could be levied against of- fenders. So far, Quebec is the only province that has moved to outlaw pyramid selling com- pletely, under its Consumer Protection Act. Some Quebec government officials have complained that the Ontario registry program allows Ontario-based' companies to spread their operations into Quebec. Golden Canada is a B.C.-in- corporated company, with its head office in Ontario. OTTAWA (CP) The Su- preme Court of Canada re- jected an appeal Tuesday by 'Golden Products Canada Ltd. against a conviction for operating a pyramid-style sales operation to market household detergents in Alber- ta. The dismissal upholds Criminal Code provisions out- lawing schemes by which in- dividuals pay an amount to a company for the privilege of recruiting new members into a sales plan, then reap a large cash reward from their subse- quent contributions. Golden Canada and four of its distributors were con- victed and fined a total of 000 in Calgary provincial court in February, 1973. An appeal was dismissed in Alberta Supreme Court later that year. Golden makes and dis- tributes household cleaners through a multi-level dis- tributor chain, recruiting rillPfl SHIP agents through "opportunity WUllUlllg 1 U1CU OctlC meetings." To attain a senior dis- tributor position, the'criteria was not achievement or length of service, but a finan- cial contribution and recruit- ment of new members. For example, to become a top-level'general distributor, an individual -had to pay .Golden Canada and.then find a replacement for himself as a director dis- tributor. But general dis- tributors could then sponsor, new general distributors, re- Suspected radiation MOTORS APPLIANCE MOTORS Available. Best Prices All Types! Fairfield Appliance Services Ltd. 1244 3rd Ave. Phone 327-6684 OTTAWA city building suspected of contain- ing possible lethal levels of radiation is safe, a federal health department spokesman said Tuesday. The building was declared potentially hazardous Monday by the Ontario health ministry after .it was discovered the premises had been used dur- ing the Second World War by a company painting aircraft in- struments; The company, which used radium in its painting process, moved out of the building six years ago and sold the building to a printing firm. Federal tests, showed the building is "clean it's safe, there is no the health department's Rene Mercier said. Mr. Mercier said he. has been told that the Energy Board will begin testing all such buildings in Ontario and the checks will continue across the country. Last week in Toronto one floor of a building in which radium was put to similar use during the war was found to contain radiation levels up to 800 times higher than the con- sidered safe level. A check showed that radium was used during the war in 12 other in Toronto and one in Hamilton. CROFTON HOUSE SCHOOL HST. 1898 VANCOUVER, B.C. Western Canada's Oldest Day and Residential School for Girls Celebrating its 77th year in 1975 Boarders: Grades III to XII Day Girls: Grades I to XII Applications for entrance in September, 1975 should be received as soon as possible. Persona! interviews and entrance tests will be held at the school: Grades II VI Wednesday, March 12 Grades VII Saturday, March 15 testing arrangements can be made for out-of-town pupils. Personal interviews will be arranged in May for Grade I applicants. n' further information and illttstrtili'd prospectus apply to: MISS R. W. ADDISON, B.SC.. HEADMISTRESS 3200 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6N 3EI Telephone: 263-3255 (Area Code 604) Lougheed statement 'red herring' CALGARY (CP) Alberta Liberal Leader Nick Taylor says that Premier Peter Lougheed's statements that Canadian consumers are be- ing ripped off by excessive freight rates are a red herring. Mr. Taylor, speaking at a party meeting in Calgary Glenmore constituency, said the premier "should know that every promise made at the past Western Economic Opportunities Conference now has beeri kept and that the freight rates have been chang- ed so there is no favoritism between finished and unfinish- ed products." would challenge him now to think of any other reasons he has for still taking nearly two thirds of the price of oil to the Mr. Taylor said. "Plainly his royalties are too he said. SEARCH FOR ANTIDOTE JOHANNESBURG (AP) South African medical author- ities have started a worldwide search for an antidote Virus which has caused one man's death and put 35 per- sons in hospital. The virus has not been positively identified, but there is a possibility it is Lassa fever, one of the most dreaded diseases known to mail. It was first reported in 1969, in Nigeria, West Africa. vices, some air travel and halted grain shipments. Major issue in the dispute is wages, w.ith the federal employees seeking to re- establish wages comparable with those in the private sec- tor. The union says wages of 42.5 per cent initially demanded in bargaining would have brought their pay to 90 per cent of outside rates. Average hourly wage now is The pay research bureau re- port surveyed- employers in the construction industry, manufacturing, municipal and provincial governments and concluded that in a major proportion of organizations studied, tradesmen doing maintenance were considered to require the same skill as construction tradesmen. Treasury board has argued that construction tradesmen require higher skills than the maintenance men working for the public service. Govern- ment negotiators also say construction industry workers do not have the same job security and fringe benefits as the federal employees, and so need higher, pay.. But the bureau's report says unless firms have lost time because of strikes, the work time lost by employees of companies surveyed ranged only up to two weeks, mostly because of bad weather. When asked about the report Mr. Chretien said he did not know of it. "If that's what it says, it's he added, told of the reference to maintenance and construction tradesmen; "Even if that's what it says, it's not the bible." Donald Munro raalt-Saanich) had asked Mon- day if the government would reopen contract talks on the basis of the report's com- ments. 'I'm surprised he hasn't heard about Mr. Doherty said Tuesday. "The report was sent out to the parties late last year." "The report completely de- stroyed-the fantasies set out by treasury board about the labor and trades group in the last six he added. Treasury board had used material collected by the pay research bureau in the past. Among findings of the report was that the federal government had experienced more trouble in recruiting tradesmen than other employers and managers often resorted to unsanc- tioned techniques to make pay more attractive and com- petitive. With shortages of tradesmen and many federal tradesmen retiring in the next decade, the government would have difficulty filling vacancies, the report said. Art export bill tightened By JAMES NELSON OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment proposed amendments Tuesday to strengthen its bill to deter the export of works of art and 'other objects declared im- portant to the country's cultural heritage. State Secretary Hugh Faulkner told the Commons committee on the arts he will ask for an amendment reduc- ing to from the value of any art object or cultural artifact'that can be Drought within the scope of the measure. He also said a- proposed board of six members to review individual cases will be enlarged to possibly 12 members because of the an- ticipated work load. The bill would require a waiting period of six months before any national treasure can be sold to a foreign buyer, when it is offered for sale, to allow time for Canadian buyers to consider the purchase. It also earmarks funds with which the govern- ment can help Canadian art galleries, museums or other institutions to buy the art work or other cultural ar- tifact. YAMAHA ORGANS I New and Used I COLLEGE MALL Phone 328-3694 I STILL SELLING FOR LESS STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd St. S. Phone 327-3024 Introducing Burns'Pnde of Canada Wieners. J, WIENERS Good taste, good value and good nutrition inside. Bright new foil wrappers outside. Hello. off any one pound package of Burns' Pride off Canada Regular or All Beef wieners. i i Mr. Dealer: Upon presentation of this coupon by your customer against the purchase ol any one pound package of Burns' Pride of Canada Regular or All Beef wieners, Burns Foods Limited will repay you 25t plus 5t for handling. Application for redemption on any other basis constitutes fraud. Invoices showing your purchase of sufficient slock {in previous 90 days) to cover all coupons presented for Coupons will not be honoured ano will be void if presented through outside agencies, brokers or others who are not retail distributors of pur merchandise, unless specifically authorized by us to present coupons for redemption. For redemption mail to: Burns Foods Limited, P.O. Box 3000. Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4L3 Good Buy. name says it all. ;