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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, January 11, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 27 Mideast war hawks may become impatient CONVENTION CENTRE SHOWS FLAT WHITE DOME IN DOWNTOWN WINNIPEG Convention centre opens WINNIPEG (CP) George McCabe predicts it will take other Canadian cities three to five years to catch up with the new S23.7-million Winnipeg Convention Centre. The centre, occupying an entire downtown block, has its official opening Sunday after the scheduled opening in 1974 was delayed by labor problems. "Now every major city in Canada is thinking about or planning to open one for example, next year. But theirs will be smaller than ours." The centre, a three-storey building with a limestone and glass exterior, is designed for meetings of 800 or more per- More bad news for ear workers DETROIT (AP) Ford Motor Co. administered another dose of bad news to thousands of auto workers Friday, announcing shut- downs at 17 assembly plants and five component facilities for all of next week. The production cuts bring Ford's layoff toll for the week to 85.175, including tem- porary and indefinite layoffs. About workers will begin open-ended layoffs next week, the firm said. It means workers of the four U.S. car makers' total blue-collar work force will suffer varying periods of joblessness in January. About have lost their jobs indefinitely. Industry layoffs next week will total The cuts announced by Ford Vice-President Donald Bas- tian are further indication that auto executives do not ex- pect to pull out of the current sales slump in the next few months. The shutdowns announced Friday will affect 10 of Ford's car assembly plants and seven of its nine truck assembly operations. A huge backlog of unsold new cars, both 1974 and 1975 models, have forced the in- dustry to cut down production of new models. U.S. car sales fell almost 30 per cent when 1975 models were introduced in September.. On Thursday, Chrysler Corp. said layoffs next week will idle workers, including indefinitely. The firm has the, largest backlog of new cars, an es- timated 125-day supply. Ford's inventory of unsold autos is estimated at 95 days. American Motors, with a 112-day supply, was all but shut down this week. AMC is. scheduled to resume full production as assembly begins on its new Pacer sub- compact. General Motors, with an 85- day supply of cars sitting in dealer lots, is shutting 10 plants next week, including seven car assembly facilities. Total CM unemployment for the week will be about The auto slump is forcing thousands of layoffs among numerous parts manufac- turers. Auto company workers with more than a year's seniority have been receiving almost 95 per cent of their regular-take- home pay for up to a year be- cause of combined unemploy- ment compensation and special company-paid benefits. But prolonged layoffs have depleted the special fund and thousands of auto workers have exhausted all or part of the benefits. sons. There is a ceiling of 3.- 500 becaus.e that is the number of hotel bedrooms in the city. Planning for the centre began live years ago and Mr. McCabe, a 35-year-old former CNR hotel manager, was selected over 39 other applicants for the year job. He started in the hotel bus ness in Saskatoon in 1960 as relief auditor. VERSATILITY STRESSED The main floor features VIP lounge and squar feet of carpeted space whic can be divided by soundproo partitions into 18 separat meeting rooms. On the .second floor is shopping area with room} concourses, premises fo three dozen, shops and a 600 seat commercially-equippei movie theatre intended fo. convention use. The third floor is an im mense exhibition hall, whici covers more than square the size of football with the end zones there's not a pillar in sight. The column-free ceiling is 30 feet high. Tiers of seats may be unfolded jack-in-the box fashion when needed, then telescoped back into 12-foot- wide boxes on rollers. There are seats in all. PROMOTES CITY Winnipeg drew more than delegates to 235 conven- tions last year when it celebrated its 100th birthday and the centre is promoting the city's central location in North America in order to draw more business. The industry estimates that convention delegates spend an average of a day. For 1975, a total of 200 days, including 14 major conventions, have al- ready been booked at the centre. "Winnipeg has a great deal of selling to do. But we intend to work very hard at letting people know about our facilities and we intend to compete in the marketplace for our share of the business." Mr. McCabe said. 1281- 3rd Ave. S. Lethbridge, Alberta Phone 329-4988 L-V? ARE PLEASED u TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING MORRIS PASHKOWICH (President) of their new offices located at i 281 -3rd Ave. S. MICHAEL SOKYRKA (Executive Secretary) We wish to extend an invitation to everyone to drop in and discuss their Real Estate needs with us whether buying or selling Resi- dential, Farms and Commercial. We are also pleased to announce our membership in the Leth- bridge Real Estate Board Co-Op. For effective selling, list MLS. REMEMBER ALWAYS! "CALL THE X-PERTS" Time running out for peace settlement HNmMi let it be known that they would Desert. reconvening of the Geneva There is agreement in many be willing, in return for Egyp- The United Nations, mean- conference, with all parties in quarters in the UN that lime is running out on the tian concessions, to pull their while, is pretty much on the the Middle East dispute pre- early a reconvening of the long-sougtit Middle tast forces back 10 to 30 miles into sidelines. although sent and all of the complex conference would be an ad-peace settlement, the Sinai Peninsula. This Kissinger's efforts to lead the problems thrown on the table mission that the Kissinger Negotiations towards would amount to handing back Arabs and the Israelis for discussion. Such a meeting mission had failed, further disengagement steps to Egypt a substantial chunk towards an eventual settle- would give the Soviets a Cairo and Tel Aviv seem to by the Israeli and Egyptian of territory seized in the 1967 merit are being conducted un- larger part to play in the agree. Neither side has called armies on the Suez ront have war. der UN auspices. negotiations than they have for a return to Geneva, been stalled for weeks and the But the Egyptians want The Geneva peace confer- had up to now point has been reached where m0re. They are pressing for ence, which opened formally But Washington holds the word impasse is being return of the Abu Rudeis some months ago, also stands view that contacts should be 100 used more and more to fields, occupied by the in abeyance, pending the out- pursued on a step-by-step More than 100 persons were describe the situation Israelis since 1967, and the come of the Kissinger negotia- schedule and that some sound killed July 30 1872 when a Diplomats concede that the handing over of the strategic tions. basis for agreement should be boiler blew up on the Staten Middle hast picture could mountain passes of Mitla and The Soviet Union has press- reached before the Geneva Island Ferry Westfield in New worsen dramatically if there Gidi in the central Sinai ed from time to time for the conference is reconvened. York nn vitlhlp mnvpmpnt the next month or two. War hawks in Cairo, Tel Aviv Damascus, Syria, can be pected to mount pressure for abandonment V the diplomatic approach the adoption by like A'W It has been many fBMSM since U.S. Secretary of Henry Kissinger has made negotiating trip to any of three capitals. Washington view is said to that Kissinger is reluctant go to the Middle East simply on another probing mission and would prefer to wait Bros. Funeral Chapels there is significant towards Generation Funeral Directors and Administrative Counsellors for Israeli Foreign by the Alberta Governmenl Security Yigal Allon is to Kissinger in Washington this month. The key question MEMORIAL CHAPEL THE TRADITIONAL whether he will place 13th Street North 812 3rd Avenue the state secretary any Israeli ideas or 328-2361 Connecting Both aimed at breaking stalemate or whether his IM OUR 52nd will be just another ot A.F.D.S. (Associated Funeral Directors Service) A World-Wide operation. The Israelis already Crossword THE Sunday Crossword (formerly the New York Herald Tribune Crossword) Edited by Robert B.GHIespie 1 Crouch 6 Periodical, for short 9 Tint: pref. 14 Of the soft palate 19 Prize money 20 U.A.R. citizen 22 Angelic one 24 Santa Anna target 25 Sea b eacon; airy abode? 27 IOU tools; storm china 29 Suit to 30 Limb bands 32 "The Mika- e.g. 33 Aye 34 Before Sat. 35 Native: suff. 36 Decade or sentence 37 Some codes 38 Charm 40 Cityattys. 41 Doctrines 45 Big leagues AWAKE AT THE SWITCH By Maura B. Jacobson ACROSS 48 Lay 77 Calhounand 106 Downcast 50 Pilasters 51 Dress style 52 Mines 53 Noted skier 55 Mouth and pipe 56 State bird of Hawaii 57 Dailey and Rowan 58 Meenie, mo 59 Long time 60 Kettle and Bell 61 Kisses 62 Piquancy 63 Circus familv 65 Caron role 66 Blockhead 67 Marionette man 68 Biblical ruler 69 Jury group 70 Tennyson opus; uti- lity rate? namesakes 78 Caviar 107 79 Tops a cake 108 80 Chaplin 81 Thai coins 111 82 Bike beacon 112 85 Wheel shaft 86 Agra sight 89 551 90 Coolidge 91 Viet and Ho Chi 92 "Jacques Is Alive..." 121 93 Farm loft 94 City on the Tagus 96 U.S. law: abbr. 97 Danders 98 Rouge site 99 Coin 100 Etiquette list 101 Returns: Sp. 103 Attack 104 Companion of dose 133 105 Energy DOWN 1 Spread out 2 Rather 3 Yens 4 Tennis pro 5 Asian fete 6 New Zealand natives 7 A liquor 8 Passe lamps 9 Ecology grs. of theSO's? 10 Senate monogram 11 More actual 12 Bandsman Tucker 13 Humid forecast, for park? 14 Heroism 15 Passing 16 Delayed 17 U.S.A. 18 Painter Bonheur 21 Roaches 23 Guillotine 26 Strings and Irishmen 28 Sch. orgs. 31 Blue tint 34 Discharge 36 Pulling 37 Canal 39 Poohpoohing 42 Endurance 43 Coped; he got old 44 Attached to stem 45 Kind of cat 46 Actor Cord 47 Hoodoo 48 Dye 49 Winter transport 50 Parseghian 52 Rustic 54 Abner 55 Hosp. areas phenomenon 75 69 Conifer 76 I 82 Summer tint 83 Yutang 84 Foot part; conforming; 85 Aphrodite's lover 86 Row 87 Shake 88 Comedian's material 90 Heart, in medicine 92 Oompah pah artists 93 Rough nap 95 Tree fruit 96 Collects 97 Starts a paragraph 98 Scorch 100 Rivera at al. 102 Designer Gernreich 103 mus. abbr. 105 Green: her. 106 Gold lump 107 Paco'sshop 109 Oriental cereal 110 Sarcastic 113 Copland 114 Seen at end of tunnel 115 Districts 116 Scorecard letters 117 Gaelic 118 Sacred box of old Rome 119 Jeanne, Agathe, et al.: abbr. 120 Gold Coast native 121 Composer 123 Royal abbr. 125 Owned DiayramleSS 21 X 21, by Bert Beaman 1 Daiquiri ingredient 4 Foul 5 Blanched 6 Die down 10 Okay 14 Wore 15 Cafeteria equipment 16 Eat 17 Passe 21 Kind of party 22 Lily plant ACROSS 24 War god 25 Discussion 26 Creep 28 Savings 30 Western resort 31 Imbued 34 Price solos 36 No change 37 Glass 38 Nightie material 40 American inventor 41 of fact 43 Fascist Balbo 45 Hoist 46 Districted 47 Ergo 48 Hire 50 Misty 54 Hand over 58 Godfrey's strings 59 Highest: comb, form 60 Rescues 61 Negev tiller 65 Short copy 66 Annoys 69 Roman mate 70 Rocky range 72 Army members 74 Apiece 75 Govt. power producer 76 Dodge 78 Angers 80 Bird 81 Greek 0 82 Bad time for traffic 84 Bills 85 Crosses 86 Femme 87 Coil.deg. DOWN 1 Come from behind 2 Consumer 3 Corpsman 4 Equalize 5_ Mother 6 Domino or Waller 7 Stir 8 Take off, as a hat 9 Guarantee 20 Fall Cave, e.g. 23 Beige Plural Title 24 Perukes Oklahoma 27 29 Isaac's Legislator: 32 Push 33 Tatter 35 Cashmere, 38 Kind of Retain 1975 by Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Synd Inc All Rights Reserved 11 Show off 12 Golfer's target site 13 Braces -14 Color 15 little piggy..." 17 Union employee 18 Mountain spur 19 TV part CRYPTOGRAMS DRUSEWORLD: P'ISEDU ARSOUD UIBLYAM PRALYAT'N BURTGD SI WOYDS DBIGIMYNSN' BUY UN. -By India M.Sperry 1. KM KGB IHHKBM VI E 1, V K U Y C I U C .US'. HYMRDU MBMSDJ YD FKJ DDK LYPYM CBPBIRJRYD JBC. -By Earl Ireland 3. MOLB HT DOLT: ACE ADE BLA MOEHTI CHIC LK THICK. -By Barbara J. Rugg 4. SPUD FEDPDE UPISH CHCI FED. -ByB.J.R. Lnst Week's Cryptejrrams 1. Some lad named Luke's tepid temperature is still known as lukewarm. 2. Emergency emerged in city zoo: Dusty emu sneezed. For fat to flee real fast, fast. 4. Who says "iron" the way it is written? ;