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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, February 26, 1875 Tax break extended OTTAWA (CP) Provin- cial governments and agen- cies will get a three-year ex- tension of a tax break they have enjoyed since 1966 if the government's omnibus tax bill passes unchanged. The exemption was schedul- ed to end Dec. 31 this year. The affecting hundreds of millions of dollars in loans annually, allows the provinces to borrow at cheaper rates. QUESTION: How can they sell such quality merchan- dize at such Low, LOW, prices? ANSWER: One buyer buys stock for all of our over 30-STORES. Therefore, wholesale prices with exclusive quality carpet. QUESTION: How can they supply such a wide variety of carpets and colors? ANSWER: One central warehouse with over worth of carpet in stock at all times, eliminates any stocking expenses. QUESTION: How can they provide such fast, quality service and installations? ANSWER: Teiex to warehouse shipped immediately and arrives in Leth- bridge the next day. Exclusive highly trained installers. All these services, savings and quality are passed on to you, the public. What a change in these days of higher prices and lower quality. STORY PRESENTED BY: 'theCarpet 'the Carpet LETHBRIDGE 508 3rd Ave. South Phone 329-3228 Alberta cities likely sites for airline customs points By BRUCE LEVETT .WASHINGTON (CP) At least four more Canadian Edmonton, Victoria and under active consideration as customs preclearance points for airline passengers. And in the case of the two Alberta cities, both Canadian and United States sources here say the service could be in operation within a year. At the same time, major expansion of already-existing facilities is under study at Vancouver and Winnipeg. Precleaiance is the system under which a passenger flying from Canada to the U.S. is able to clear U.S. customs at the point of departure. At present, the system is in operation only at Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal in Canada and in Nassau for passengers en route to the U.S. from the Bahamas. However, under the Canada U.S. air agreement signed May provision was made for Canadian customs in- spectors to be stationed at unspecified U.S. airports to service passengers en route to Canada. Technical talks Negotiations on extension of preclearance have been going on, mostly on a technical level, ever since the pact was signed following four years of stormy deliberations. "The Americans have been pressing us quite hard on Calgary and the Canadian source said. "We have been pressing just as hard for Victoria and Halifax." Sources on both sides said it was antitipcated that the Alberta cities would get the service when the new Calgary airport is completed, expected to be late in 1976. "The airlines, who must pay for the physical facilities, didn't want to move into the old airport in Calgary, then have to move to new quarters in a relatively short the U.S. source said. said there was "little question" the system would be extended to Calgary and Edmonton because of increased traffic generated there by new air routes allocated to U.S. airlines under the 1974 agreement. estimate Neither side would estimate when preclearance might be extended to Halifax and Victoria. Canadian negotiators have been pressing for Halifax first because of the higher volume of traffic from there. Canada has been looking into expansion to such U.S. points as Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, New York, and Tampa and Miami in Florida. Of those points, the Canadians favor a first move into Boston as an experimental run to "work the bugs out of the system." It would, be the first Canadian customs preclearance facility. The U.S. source said the speed with which new pre- clearance points are established would depend on facilities, traffic and budget. Whereas the airlines are responsible for paying for the building of preclearance facilities, the staffing of such facilities is an expense borne by the governments concerned. Both sources stressed that the demands of traffic must be weighed against the cost of stationing crews of inspec- tors abroad at a time of economic recession and resultant budget limitations. PHILOSOPHER DIES GENOA, Italy (AP) Michele Sciacca, 66, con- sidered One of the leading contemporary Christian philosophers, died Monday, his family said. The cause of FAST RISING YEAST Fleischmann's VALUES HANKI PAK 89" Mild Cheese Wedges LIQUID DETERGENT Medium Cheese Wedges MAZOLAOIL EVAPORATE MILK Til-Vita IB SUNLITE POWDER CHILI CON CARNE PIE FILLING Dr. Ballards Beef, Chicken and Liver Jj AUSTRALIAN RAISINS 439 HEINZ STEWS MOIST AND EASY CAKE MIXES Mixed Vegetables CHILI CON CARNE Duncan Mines, Banana-nut, Chocolate Chip, Spicy Raisin 18oz............. Scotties Tissue Sides of Beef Fully Proeessod, Grade A Beef, Ib. Prime Rib Roast Grade A Beef, Ib. Rib Steak Grade A Beef, Ib. Campfire Bacon Burn's, 11b. pkq., Ib. B.C. Red Cabbage Canadi No. 1, California Tomatoes Canada No. 1 Mexican, Ib Cauliflower Canada No. 1, California, each Cut-Up Fowl Frozen 2 to 4 Ib. Currie Fights pollution David Oberman, 65, believes Montrealers are committing slow suicide by breathing the city's polluted air and he says he isn't about to jojn them. Wearing a gas mask, he is shown riding a motorcycle in Montreal. Two men are shot dead in surge of violence BELFAST (AP) Two men were shot dead Tuesday in Belfast in a surge of violence in Northern Ireland. One appeared to be the victim of a feud in the Irish A man and a woman were also wounded as violence spread despite a truce declared by the IRA Feb. 10. The first victim was a 25- year-old Roman Catholic father of five. The killing took place only 400 yards from where Merlyn Rees, British minister for Northern Ireland, was on a tour of the city.. The tour was cut short immediately. A spokesman for the Marx- ist faction of the IRA iden- tified the dead man as Sean Fox. The spokesman said Fox and four fellow official IRA men were fired upon by members of the Irish Republican Socialist Party The group recently broke away from the official IRA. Two hours after the Fox killing, two hooded gunmen walked into an engineering works in West Belfast, lined several workmen against a wall, picked out one of them and shot him dead. Meanwhile in Dublin, capital of the Irish Republic, a 33-year-old mother of three was ordered held until March 11 on a charge of trying to smuggle four ounces of plastic explosives into Portlaoise prison, where about 100 IRA men are held. Rita O'Hare, wanted in Northern Ireland for the attempted murder of a British soldier in 1971. tried to smuggle the explosives in.her pants, court was told. Authorities in Northern Ire- land are attempting to ex- tradite her. 1516 -9th Ave. S. Open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m PhOM 327-2044 B.C. jogger gives up WINNIPEG (CP) Van- couver social worker Ken Weldrick has decided to give up his attempt to jog across Canada in mid winter Ken Weldrick. 23, said Tues- day he cannot continue his cross country run because of "medical reasons." He had been jogging to raise funds for mental health programs and had hoped to reach the Atlan- tic coast by the end of April. Register your letters TORONTO (CP) If you want to ensure letters containing mortgage payments or legal documents are postmarked during the current postal disruption, have them registered, the post of- fice said Tuesday. Registration costs 90 cents and up, depending on'weight and insured value, compared to eight cents postage for regular handling.' Postal spokesman Ed Roworth said some letters are not be- ing cancelled to show the time and date they were handled by the post office. The postmark time is important in establishing when bills are paid or legal obligations are met. "Once a letter is in our hands it is deemed to be in the hands of the Mr. Roworth said. He said legislation brought in after the first postal strike in provides protection to the public in meeting payments dur- ing postal strikes. ;