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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Monday, January 18, 1971 OOOPSH - Red-faced construction workers in background peer through chain link fence at their pile driver after it fell across automobile in foreground from a crane in downtown Boston. The scene is at the rear of Suffolk County Courthouse. The car was empty at the time. Aired in Commons question period PA budget hiked by unemployment EDMONTON (CP) - Alberta will be forced to add at least $10 million to its 1970-71 public assistance budget of $50 million because of a rapid rise in unemployment, social development minister Ray Speaker said here. The number of individuals on provincial assistance has increased to 28,000 from 23,000 with 3,000 regarded as "unem-ployed employables," Mr. Speaker said in an interview. Unemployed persons eligible for provincial assistance must produce a slip saying they have registered with Canada Manpower, Mr. Speaker said there is a lag between the time unemployment figures go up and an increase in the number of persons applying for public assistance. , Jobless issue red-hot^opig OTTAWA (CP) - Until the red-hot unemployment issue caught fire Thursday, the Commons daily question period - usually the liveliest part of the sitting-was threatening to become a sedative. The edge; had been off all week with Prime Minister Tru-deau, easily the dominant figure in the House,' away on his Asian tour. But then Wednesday it threatened to become even worse when Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield, the lead-off questioner every day, left on his cross-country "unemployment tour." Normally, this type of situation would present the pleader of the New Democratic Party with an engraved invitation for instant stardom. But with only tthree months to go to retirement, there is no way that T. C. Douglas can accept it. At this stage, everyone is keeping a much sharper eye on the potential successors around Mr. Douglas. That leaves Creditiste Leader Real Caouctte. And with a narrow, one-province power base, it isn't easy to suddenly become the dominant figure in the House. LITTLE FIRE The result is that the daily question period, with the exception of the recent unemployment flare-up, has been somewhat less than exciting. This has been reflected in the public galleries-largely empty. The 40-minute question period is stll full of inquiries. True, the official records show that it's business as usual with or without party leaders. But it doesn't lake long to sense the lack of snap within the chamber. Even the biggest issue of the day - unemployment - didn't give the House a full head of steam, since many of the ques: tions and answers, although more urgent now, had been raised before. There have been few of those personal set-tos that enliven proceedings. And question period, from a spectator's viewpoint, is never considered a success without at least one angry exchange. The closest to it occurred Wednesday when an aroused John Diefenbaker (PC-Prince Albert), still a powerful warrior in the House, demanded that Acting Prime Minister Mitchell Sharp repudiate the "egregious nonsense" of Mr. Trudeau in suggesting that Canada might have to reconsider her membership in the Commonwealth if enough other countries left the organization. : Mr. sharp replied, Apt "the most egregious nonsJhsatf read yesterday was a statement by> the right honorable Member for, Prince Albert." And| after another attempt by- Mr.jDiefenba-. ker to get a repudiatipn of Mr. Trudeau's "frightful statement," the matter rested. With Mr. Trudea\i in the House, it is unlikely things would have rested there. Unless some new burnigg issue comes along this wejsfc, the public galleries will probably remain under-populated. With Monday's resumed budget debate providing a convenient forum for a discussion on unemployment, the subject will no doubt get only limited exposure during questions. But the following week, things will be back to normal. "It might not be that much better?' said one Liberal MP, "but at least it will feel alive." Troops to train in noftlt EDMONTON (CP) - Four separate groups of Alberta-based Canadian forces units will operate north of the 60th parallel during the next six weeks, the department of national defence announced today. The Air Transport Command's 435 Transport Squadron in Edmonton will provide two Hercules aircraft and six six-man crews for an airlift of an infantry battalion from Ottawa to Northern NorwTfy. The battalion, 3rd battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment from Petawawa, Ont., will train ;with elements of flje Norwegian: land forces from 3an. 23 "to Feb. 15 Next Wednesday, 50-teen from rne commandox^of:,the an : Airborne '. Regirntent airlifted^ from* Edmonton cttill, MW, for;exercise ujg. The exercise is designed to makl as maniper aonnel as pdsjible froTO^Jflie, forces MobiJ^.Cprnmand FarmlW ar with l|ljW|*lem^'d!|^vin|;?: moving ana figmJngSjf tie Canadian north. , Tfa �*eMiary, the aipmrne en. girffleSr squadron ^j>� thj�. Canadian Airborne Regiment will cof^ruci''airstrhjfs in the Arctic and^ub-irctic under winter conditions. The squadron'will construct an ice and snow airstrip at Antojrie Lake, 15, miles southwest of Fort Simpson in the Northwest Territories. Air Youths beat girl for aiding Negros TORONTO (CP) - It was three degrees below zero today and Mary Perkins shivered as she cuddled the collar of her coat close to her cold ears. She didn't mind despite the fact that on Thursday she was wearing Bermuda shorts in the backyard of her Sweetwater, Fla., home. Mary is the 11-year-old who gave the $11 she had saved for Christmas presents to four pw fry a gentle laxative from the maker of Turns!' It's called isr because it's Nature's Remedy. The Turns people, as you would expect, know a great deal about sensitive stomachs. That's why they make their laxative only with vegetable ingredients. So, to brings easy, effective, overnight relief, ni's gentle action works while you sleep without disturbing your rest. There is no letdown, no uncomfortable after-feeling. Try Nature's Remedy, a gentle all-vegetable laxative. Regular or chocolate coated. to tonight, tomorrow alright. black children who had been evicted from their apartment building. On Christmas Day six white teen-aged boys called her "nigger-lover" and beat her up. They'll appear in juvenile court later this month to face assault charges. Since then, Mary has become the sweetheart of thousands of North Americans. This weekend she and her mother, Isabel, were guests in Canada of the CBC which interviewed her for one of its netwi rk television programs. GRABBED SNOW "Mary had never seen snow before." said her mother. "When we stopped at the Buffalo airport, she ran off the plane and grabbed a handful." Mrs. Perkins, the mother of five children, said Mary's gift to the four children was typical. "She just likes people. I don't know how it all started but I spent seven years in hospital in Atlantic City. I had rheumatic fever and the nurses and everybody were wonderful to me. "I spent a lot of time in a room with several colored people and I really liked them. I guess that feeling has rubbed off on Mary." Since Mary, a slim and cute grade sixer, helped the four children, she has received thoiisancU of letters commending her lor her thought-fulness. Many were from Canada. squadron in Edmonton and siip^ plies by". Buffalo ;aircraft from 429 Tactical Transport Squadron in fjdmonton. The fourth group to operate in the north will be CF-5 Freedom Fighters from 434 Tactical Fighter Operational Trainings Squadron at Cold Lake, Alta. A detachment of four fighters will\>;qperate from whitehorse in the Yuifth Territory from Feb. 22-28 trf 'frv�^re\� practise in operating in ^IheVjiorth. transport for the squadron, will be provided by 435- Transport __ _ _____,..wi. Squadron,, a helicopter by 4^i�eCTetary of*'t^'Albeirta Feder sauadron in Edmhntnrt and suifcT of;��. ,t t ,i,,.A -,j .____ Most people used their unemployment benefits and savings first while searching for new work and it was only after a month or two that they applied for provincial welfare. "It is not until they have exhausted the channels that they come to us." SAVE TAXPAYER Mr. Speaker said the province's employment opportunities program will save the taxpayer an estimated $1 million during the current fiscal year. In 1969 and 1970, the program found full-time work for 600 welfare recipients, temporary work for 250 persons and placed 50 people in training programs. "These people are receiving $50,000 more a month in salaries than they could have received on assistance." Meanwhile, the city's social services department has received another $1 million from city council to meet a 60-percent increase in municipal assistance payments during 1970. The provincial government reimburses the city for 80 per cent of its welfare spending. The municioal department is responsible for assistance to persons who have established residence in the local area while the province handles those with no formal residence, the aged, the disabled and dependent mothers' pensions. Keith Wass, Edmonton's social services director, said the department was handling about 1,450 families at the end of 1970 compared with 867 a year earlier. The cost for assistance in December was $200,000 a year ago and $310,000 last month. The full 12-month cost to the city was $2.8 million compared with $1.75 million a year ago. "Nearly all the significant increase in caseload is attributable to the employment picture." Mr. Wass said.', Mike English, executive secretary of the Edmonton and District, Laboc Council, said about 16,000 j�r 17|000 persons ^re looking for work in the Mr. .Englisji said the construction anH service trades seem to be the worst affected. An ^official djfethe Laborers' In-al Jmion said at least 6oH'oWhe 2,900 members in the Edmonton local are unemployed. . The'-unemployment insurance commission office in Edmonton said 21,300 persons have filed claims, almost double the level of a year ago. The office covers a region running from north of Lacombe. Alta., to the Arctic Circle between the British Columbia and Saskatchewan borders. Eugene Mitchell,-: executive Cornfeld sell stock GENEVA (AP) - Founder Bernard Cornfeld has sold-his stock in the troubled Investors Overseas Services mutual funds giant and has resigned his position in the company, an IOS spokesman announced today. The spokesman said he could not yet identify the buyer of Comfeld's stock but added that the person is "affiliated with an international financial institution." But he emphasized that "it would not be a fair guess to assume that it is Robert Vesco," president of the International Controls Corp. This was a major surprise because Vesco and Cornfeld only last week had been reported near agreement on the sale of te stock held by Cornfeld. ation of Labor^ said/jhe unem ployment picture is widespread. "Even professional people are being hit, and this ii-something that hasn't beeli a pjoblem before." V f .Mr. Speaker*ftid- he is op-timistic the situation- will improve by fall. , W- A. B. Saunders, president otfjthe Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Ednaon-said he expojti all but a handful of nffe graduates to before graduat; May Anne Mcae, secretary of the Student' Union at the University of Alberta, said she fears there may be an uprising of students in the summer who can't find work to help them pay for next year o studies "I don't know whether there will be sufficient employment," she said. "The important thing at this stage seems to be that students don't think there will be.' an J ,000 ployment he end of Delegates meet NOBLEFORD (Special) -Nobleford Wheat Pool agent Hugh J. Thomson reports there was a "fair" turnout for the pool delegates' meeting held in the Legion hall recently. E. Konynenbelt reported and a discussion on the affairs of the Pool took place. Refreshments were served by the Legion auxiliary. RECOItD POPULATION I EDMONTON (CP) - Tho Al-j berta agriculture department ; says there were 3.!> million head ' of cattle and calves in tho province at June 1, 1970, the largest | number recorded in the prov-| ince's history. SAVE S 60% ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: A $9.95 MUFFILR FOR MOST CARS FREE INSTALLATION 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES ALL AT 509 6th Avenue South iimutb ufflef* INSTALLATIONS Phone 328-8134 Winter Coat Clearance Regular 40.00 to 100.00 The response to this winter overcoat clearance was so excellent..when we put it on earlier this month that we have decided to repeat it. Luxurious winter coats have been taken right from our regular stock and reduced 'way low as an exciting clearance special. All wool coatings with warm interlining and chamois to the hip. Some with fur trims . . . double breasted and single breasted style. Sizes 8 to 42. JANUARY CLEARANCE, each 25" fo 69" Women's Coats, Main Floor January Sale of Household Linens Continuing our January sale of household linens with additional value*. Check Saturday's Lethbridge Herald for the full page of exciting values. For convenient shopping, use your Eaton Budget Charge account. "Wabasso" Marvel Press Sheets and Pillow Cases Bold bright floral "Bali" printed sheets and cases. Sturdy all cotton service quality with the permanent press finish which never needs ironing. Flat sheets and cases have solid border. Fitted sheets have elasticized corners and ends. Predominating colours of pink, blue or maize. Twin bed size, 72x98". Reg. 5.95. SALE, each ..................... 4.76 Double bed size, 81x100". Reg. 8.50. SALE, each .................. 5.39 Quton bed size, 90x112". Reg. 8.50. SALE, each ................... 6.79 Twin bed fitted size 39x75". Reg. 5.95. SALE, each................... 4.76 Double bed fitted size, 54x75". Reg. 6.75. SALE, each ........(..... 5.39 Queen bed fitted size, 60x80". Reg. 8.50. SALE, each ............... 6.79 Pillow cases, size 42x33". Reg. 2.95. SALE, pair .................... 2.39 Flannelette Blankets Bleached white. Warm and fleecy flannelette blankets, bleached snowy white with finished hemmed ends. Pink or blue borders. Wonderful for the children and always a welcome addition to the summer cottage, tent or trailer. Twin Bed Size, 70"x90". SAl 6, each .............. 3.99 Double Bed Size, 80"xl00". SALE, each............ 4^49 Sani-Mattress Covers Haddon Hall deluxe zippered mattress covers of strong bleached whit* cotton. Boxed sides' with nylon stitching for added strength. Size 39"x75". Reg. 5.50. SALE, each .............. 4.39 Size 54"x75". Reg. 6.50. SALE, each .............. 5J9 Size 60"x80". Reg. 11.50. SALE, each ............ g"a99 Household Linens, Second Floor EATON'S Buy Line 328-8811. Shop Eaton's Tuesday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ;