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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta fOMCAIT HIGH TUESDAY NEAR 15 The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 18 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS -.36 PAGES Soft-drink people cry 6fouP By GLENMS ZILM EDMONTON (OP) Anti-litter groups may be cheering but soft-drink manufacturers still were crying "loul" as Alberta's new beverage container regulations went into effect New Year's Day. Under department of environment regulations to enforce the Beverage Container Act passed last spring, a minimum of two cents must be refunded on all glass and metal containers in which carbonated soft drinks are sold. And there are indications Environment Minister BUI Yurko intends to extend the regulations later this, year to other kinds of beverages, including liquor. Under the new regulations, it makes no difference whether the soft drink containers are the regular re- fundable type 'or those commonly referred to as non- reusable. Every merchant who sells carbonated soft drinks must pay at least two cents for each returned container of his brands to a maximum of 24 a day for any one customer. So far, only Alberta and British Columbia have brought out this land of regulation, although Saskatch- ewan also has legislation on the books and the Mani- toba and Ontario governmrata are studying similar laws. Mr. Yurko has indicated the regulations may be only the thin edge of the wedge in Alberta, offering a one-year lease on life to non-reusable containers, to permit the soft drink industry to take such containers out of circulation. Aim at conservation Indications are that new legislation would be aimed at reduction of solid waste garbage and conservation of non-renewable natural resources rather than just the anti-litter purposes specified at present. Soft drink manufacturers in the province, although they aren't happy, are making preparations to comply with the regulations. Most of them the exceptions are Pepsi and Coca-Cola are banding together to set up depots to collect cans. Pepsi and Coke plan to collect all their containers Irom the retailers. This may be more convenient for customers but it will be more inconvenient for retail- ers and will cost the companies more. "We oppose this type of discriminatory legislation and will continue to do Carl Jepsen, president of the Alberta Soft Drink Manufacturers' Association, said in an interview last week. "We feel it won't accomplish what is intended." As said, it would cost consumers more and could affect the industry's business. In which has had such regulations.for a year, the price of soft drinks has risen by more than 20 cents a case for fO-ounce cans, said Mr. Jepsen. A similar in- crease could be extended for soft drinks in non-re- usable containers in Alberta. The costs of "this expensive kind of garbage col- lection" have 10 be born and the industry has to pass them along to the consumer, he said. It costs about a Ion for the industry to pick up the containers, as opposed to about S25 a ton for collection of non- reusables as part of regular trash. Need more staff "We'll have to have extra people in to handle said a spokesman for Woodward's Stores Ltd., a'rasjsr department store chain in western Canada. He said he was worried retailers irjght become a dumping ground. Doris Waters, president of the Edmonton branch of the Consumers' Association of Canada, said her group would like to see the legislation go further to ensure the use ot recycled materials. "I don't see much merit in returning things that are going to the garbage dump she said. The legislation almariy has beer. ir. effect ir. the beer industry for six months. In Alberta and B.C., the law requires breweries to refund at least two cents on all beer containers, including cans. However, A. J. FitzGerald, president of Canadian Breweries Western Lid., said none of the Al- berta brewerie-s produce beer ia cans far ILCJ. in the province. An Alberta Liquor Control Board directive some time ago suggested the industry should not get into cans or throw-away containers, he said. He added that, in the beer industry at least, the so-called convenience of cans never really caught on is Canada. Childreii-tliey come cheaper by the dozen PHOENIX. Ariz. (AP) "When my husband first told me he wanted to have six sons and six daughters, I asked how on earth anybody could have 12 ciiildrsn and continue a career" Dr. Lillian M. Gilbrelh once recalled. "But my husband said, 'We teach management, so we shall have to practise it.' Over a 17-year period, we had our children all planned, I assure you." A chronicle of the .family life Prank and Lil- lian Gilbrcth and their 12 children written by a son and a daughter became a best-seller and eventu- ally -mr, fiimcd, stirring Clifton Webb and Mytna Loy. Appropriately It was entitled Cheaper by the Dozen. Mrs. Gilbrcth, who died Sunday at the age of 95, married Frank Bunker Gilbreth in Boston In ISM and togetlior (hey pioneered in the field of time and mo- tion study, the development of more efficient Job per- formance. Clioapor by the Dozen was a humorous account of how the Gilbrcths applied their field to the running of their H-member family. The authors were Ernestine Gilbrcth and Carey and Frank Jr., now assistant pub- lisher of the Charlcslown, S.C. Evening Post tnd Char- leston News and Courier. Mrs. Gilbrelh died nt a nursing home, where she hat! been confined for the. last three years after foiling and breaking a hip nt Mrs. Carey's home. Her hiifl- bud died in 1924. Ten o( their 12 chlidrra MAURICE CHEVALIER joins hit mother Goes out with dignity Symbol of France, Chevalier dies PARIS (AP) Clieyalk who wanted "to go out discreetly and Witt will be buried after a simple private ceremony Wednesday. He will lie in a vault alongside his mother. The 83-year-old entertainer, who for half a century spelled Paris to audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, died of heart failure Saturday after threa weeks in hospital with a kidney ailment. His nephew, Rene Chevalier, said funeral services will be held in the little church at Mames La Coquette, where Chevalier lived just west of Paris, with burial in the village cemetery; His mother died in 1926. "All his hie he considered himself an said the nephew. "He wanted to finish like this, to have no visitors, not have his body on view at the time of his final departure and to join, with simplicity, his dear mother." Mourners were turned away from the gates of Chevalier's luxurious home Sunday. "No one is permitted in; these Deadly germs may trigger epidemic BRISBANE, Australia CAP) Police broadcast warnings today to the state of Queensland that an epidemic of many deadly diseases could break out following the apparent theft of deadly germs here. The germs wpre in four cul- tures developed from a meningi- tis patient. They disappeared from the Mater Hospital in the stcte capital of Brisbane today. The cultures were in an electric incubator. were his last wishes, and no ex- ceptions will be they were told. PAYS TRIBUTE President Georges Pompidou, in a tribute, said: "The French people recognized themselves in him and foreigners found in his person an image of France, a partial image no doubt, but gay and warm. That is why this popular tenderness which will accompany him to the tomb will be even more touching than his triumphs ia the iheatre." A star for more than half a century, Chevalier' career car- ried him to success in the music halls of Paris, in revues in Lon- don and Paris, in Hollywood in the 1830s, sgsir. in North Amer- ica after the Second World War and finally on television. Chevalier began appearing in American movies shortly after talkies came in, and his success was immediate. His movies included Innocents of Paris, Gigi, The Love Pa- rade, The Big Pond, The Play- boy of Paris, One Hour With You, A Eedtims Story, The Way To Love. The Man from the Fol- ies Bergere, and The Beloved Vagabond. At one lime, his salary was said to be a week. Valuation dates set for capital gains tax Sheik's release near By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Zulfikar All Bhutto announced today he plans the unconditional release of Sheik Mujibur Rahman after at least one more round of talks with him in Pakistan. Radio Pakistan had reported earlier that the East Pakistani leader had been freed. He has been under house arrest since the end of the India-Pakistan war. Bhutto and Sheik Mujib con- ferred last Monday. The presi- dent said then more conferences would be held. Mujib was the dominant leader of East Pakistan before his arrest and imprisonment in March. Rebels there have pro- claimed him as president of Bangladesh, the new name for East Pakistan. The release of Mujib could pave the way for a settlement between India and Pakistan fol- lowing their two-week war least month. Mujib is the leader of Uie Awami League, now in power in an independent Bangladesh. On Sunday, Bhutto announced the nationalization of Pakis- tan's heavy industry. Bhutto said in a broadcast that the nationalization does not apply to foreign investments and foreign credits. Bhutto" said the nationaliza- tion applies to iron and steel, basic metals, heavy engineer- ing, heavy electrical industries, automobile and tractor plants, other heavy manufacturing, and basic chemicals. To ac- complish this, me government took over the management of 20 firms with assets of at least 5200 million. KING STRICKEN King Frederik X of Denmark suf- fered a heart attack today and was taken to hospital, but a hospital spokesman said there was "no special reason" for worry. The spo- kesman said tlie 72-year-old monarch was admitted to bospilal so that he could be given the best possible care. An earlier announcement from the palace had de- scribed the heart attack as acute. Seen and heard About town TTEAMMATES Dave Ma- doche and Angelo Mau- re bickering about who came out of a recent hockey game with the best battle scars Partygoers taking a New Year's Eve dip in Dr. C. D, Stewart's swimming pool Olive Gundlock arriving at a New Year's Eve party laden with goodies, discovering she fnrmt one shoes. Dieppe raid doomed Once-secret British documents disclose that the disastrous 11942 Canadian raid on Dieppe, France, in the Second World War was doomed from the start because it lacked adequate air and naval support. Wartime British cabinet pa- pers on the raid have been made public for the first time. A total of of the Ca- nadian soldiers who took part in the ill-fated mission were killed, wounded, captured or missing in action. The raid on the French coast, two years before the Normandy invasion, had been designed as a test of Nazi German defences. Earl Mountbatten, then head of Allied commando raids on the continent, said in a secret report to the British cabinet that covering fire provided by the Royal Navy was "neither heavy nor accurate enough to flatten strong defences." His report shows that of the five small warships assigned to bombard the defences, four were unable to contact their spotting officers guiding fire on the targets and one ran out of ammunition. Slick gang of bandits pidh off big hotel job 'NEW YORK (AP) Police say a slick gang of bandits, who used a sleek black limousins to lull security guards and gain entrance to the elegant Hotel Pierre, may have made off with more than SI million in cash and jeweh-y from 47 safe-deposit boxes. Detectives said one man, whom they did not identify, sat- isfied them that he had lost jew- elry and money worth Chief of Detectives Albert A. indicated that the c-iiiy oiiijUaj iuuucry might lurn out lo be the biggest hotel heist ever pulled here. Saedman said the Job appar- ently was the work of the same gang that looted safe-deposit boxes at the exclusive Drake Hotel of cash and an un- determined amount of jewelry early Christmas Day. The Pierre, one of the most luxurious hotels in the Uniled States, is located on Fifth Ave- nue at 61st Street, overlooking Central Park. About half of its units are co-operative apart- ments that sell for to Nixon plans troop pullout speedup From AI'-KKUTER WASHINGTON (CP) Presi- dent Nixon, saying he may soon order n speedup in Uniled States troop withdrawal, has in- dicated he is aiming to get down lo a residual force of (u men in Vietnam before the November presi- dential election. Nixon's hint of a residual force of thai size was (lie first time any senior U.S. official had used such figures in public, al- though plans in that range were reported unofficially more than- two years ago. The president linked I he possi- bility of a stcpup in the troop- rate to whit he uid were the "very, very effective" results of last eck's bombings ol "selected military targets and supply buildup areas" in North Vietnam. "Well before the first of Feb- ruary I will make another with- drawn] Nixon said in a Columbia Broadcast- ing System interview Sunday night. Once again, the president em- phasized lie intends to keep some U.S. trops in Vietnam and nirpowcr in Southeast Asia as loni; us the North Vietnamese hold U.S. seiviccmen cnplivc. If there- has beer no progress hy the time be Iravtli to Petal next month and Moscow laler tliis year, Nixon said, "the sub- ject prisoners of war will again be raised." The president snid he would disclose by Jan. 14, whether he intends to seek a second four- year term in Ihe While House. And lie answered one of the most inslscnt questions being asked in polilical circles by dropping an equally strong hint that Spiro Agncw, las controver- sial vice-president, will be on the Republican campaign ticket witli him again. Nixon nlso made the following comments in iho wide-ranging interview on foreign and domes- tic policies; said he has agreed in principle to supply more Phan- tom jet fighter-bombers to Is- rael. predicted lhal amnesty Will be granted eventually to de- sorters and youths who fled the U.S. lo avoid conscription but he would Uikc no action until the Vietnam war had ended and all U.S. prisoners have been re- leased. Of his refusal to grant am- nesly now even if deserters agreed to some form of national service, he declared: "I don't say Ihls because I am hard- hearted. I say It because It's tha only right to do." OTTAWA (CP) The federal government has announced val- uation dates as starting points for calculating a new capilal gains tax, telling most Canadi- ans to ignore the wlrole thing. The date from which future gains on most stock-market shares will be counted for tax purposes is Wednesday, Dec. 22. The second valuation day, for figuring gains on other assets subject to the new tax, is Fri- day, Dec. 31. As a general rule, starting today, half the gain made upon the sale, gift or bequest of com- pany shares or similar securi- ties must be added to your in- come for Ihe year and is taxa- ble as such. Also, if you sell personal items of property at a profit, one-half of your pain in cf is similarly taxable. Sometimes, but not clways, the gains made will be Hie amount by which the future sell- ing price exceeds the value of the item on one or other of the two V-days, depending on the asset. Half that amount wTD be taxable as income. Federal, officials took pains in announcing the V-days Sunday to insist that most Canadians may safely disregard that part of the new tax system passed by Parliament just before Christmas. "Those dales and rules have no significance for the majority of taxpayers because most peo- ple will not be affected by Val- uation Day in any says the official announcement. "The types of property they home, their house- hold effects, their not normally be subject to capital gains provisions at all." Unless, of course, they own two homes or a home and cot- tage, their household effects in- clude valuable art objects and their car is a carefully-pre- served cldstsr that rates as as cntique. There are exceptions and spe- cial rules that modify the gen- eral law that henceforth the gain made on a capilal assel is taxable as income. Home not subject lo tax For a start, a person's home principal residence and up to an acre of surrounding land not be subject to gains tax if sold at a profit. Further, the types of every- day assets that tend to decline in value with tune and use furniture, appliances, the family car, boat or not figure in capital-gains calcu- lations. For tlie items that tend to gain in value with time and in- antiques, jewelry, art objects, would be, no .problem, if the item, were worth less than on the market. If' worth more than when sold, only half the gain in excess of (hat figure would be taxable. Say you splurged next week on an antique chair. A year from now, in a pinch, you sell it for You add to your income for that year just the 5400 surplus over than half the you actually pocket as profit. GETS COMPLICATED It gets more complicated with such assets acquired in the past. That is where the two val- uation dates eome in. If the asset you own is a clutch of shares publicly traded on Canadian slock exchanges or bought and sold regularly on the so-railed unlisted market, V-day is Dec. 22. For all other assets, including foreign securities not normally traded in Canada, V-day is Dec. 31. The fair-market values on those days for the varicus as- sels form the starting points for calculating gains on future sales, bequests or gifts of the property. To start with the shares: The government is publishing late week, or won after a list of and their market values on 22. Say you bought 100 .securities at each a year or two ago. Their quoted market value Dec. 22 was each, in all. You sell next spring at each in all, a gain of on what you paid and on the V- day price Dec. 22. You calculate your gain as and half of that is added to your income for the year to be taxed. On the other hand, if those 100 shares had been valued at only Dec. 22, then rose to and you sold, you could calcu- late the gain for tax purposes from the original purchase price TH liber than the V-day price. You have your choice You choice of a starting point for calculating a gain-either the original pur- chase price or the V-day value, whichever serves you best. The government list will record the V-day prices for most shares for reference when you sell. The original purchase price should be on a slip'from the broker issued at Ihe time or urthe investment dealer's records. Losses on the securities mar- ket may be deducted from other income to the tune of up lo a year in calculating in- come tax. Or, if you make a gain of in June and lose tha following September, your gain for tax purposes is half of If you lose more than in a year, the loss may be de- ducted from other income in stages at annually in other years until completely ab- sorbed. But you cannot count it a cap- ilal loss if the selling price drops below the V-day price but remains at or above the price you paid originally. THERE'S NO LOSS If you paid for shares ia 1969, they advanced to Dec. 22 and you sell next month for or for example, there is no loss for tax purposes. In the same example, if the selling price were the loss for tax purposes would be half of drop from your pur- chase not half of the decline from V-day. Got lhat? Then try the sum- mer cottage. Now is about the lime to cal- culate and record its fair-mar- ket its sentimenlal value to you and your family, but the price it would fetch if you had sold it on V-day No. 2, Dec. 31. That may be done by calling in a professional real-estate ap- praiser, by referring to recent sale prices of comparable cot- tages nearby or, if you acquired the land and built the place re- cently, by jotting down the cost Here's an example Let's say you picked up the place last spring for and sweated all summer building a bedroom annex. The current value would be plus cost of the lumber, nails and glass you bought for tlic not Ihe you did it yourself. You are not forbidden from adding the cost of labor if you arc, say, a professional carpen- ter. But if you add for your labor lo the values of Iho cottage, you also must add to your income for Ihe year in calculating your in- come tax. So the cottage cost the materials for the annex were and you add niwlhcr for tlie inlintlon of values in the neighborhood you bought It last spring. That puts the Dec. 31 V-day value at about Sell next summer r.t and you pay tax on half the gain in excess of on in this case. On UK oilier land, if the place deteriorates and you sell it for you cannot claim a tax loss because no losses may be claimed on depreciable personal items. Advance party in Peking PEKING (lUuicr) The U.S. presidential advance party, headed by the deputy national security idviscr, Gen. Alexan- der Halg, trrivcd by plnne today during Peking'] first nowtonn M the winter, ;