Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Federal Tax cuts urged to combat unemployment TORONTO (CP) - Economists and businessmen have urged immediate federal tax cubs and emergency efforts to Quebec teacher jailed MONTREAL (CP)-Jean Boisjoly, a 21-year-old teacher, was sentenced Monday to IS months in jail for contempt of court and had his jury trial on charges arising from Quebec's political kidnappings postponed until the spring assizes. The native of St. Boniface, Man., interrupted proceedings in Court of Queen's Bench when he criticized the judicial system and said presiding Mr. Justice Roger Ouimet was an idiot, a "rabid federalist" and "a bully (matraqueur) in robes." "The people of Quebec are tired of guys of your kind," he said. After warning him, Mr. Jus tice Ouimet cited Boisjoly five times for contempt and imposed consecutive sentences of three months on each count. Boisjoly's first outburst came when the judge rejected his request to be represented by lawyer Robert Lemieux, whose own applications for bail and writs of habeas corpus have been rejected since his arrest Oct. 16 and later arraignment on various charges in connection with the outlawed Front de Libera' turn du Quebec. After Boisjoly's request to be represented by lawyer Lemieux was refused, he told the judge: "You're afraid of him. You andChoquette and Turner, you're all afraid of him." Confidence vote given NFU board FA1RVIEW (CP) - Delegates from the Peace River areas of northern Alberta and British Columbia have given the National Farmers Union executive and board of directors a vote of confidence. During a workshop session here 26 delegates including two regional directors, voted to accept the resignations of Bob Cheshire of Ashmont, Alta., and Gloria Paquette of Picard-ville, Alta. from the national board. Anne Hemmingway of Ry croft, Alta., a regional director who attended the meeting with Albin Pierce, regional director from Dawson Creek, B.C., said the resignations were accepted and the delegates urged the directors to get on with building the farm organization. Mr. Cheshire and Mrs. Pa quette resigned recently calling on NFU president, Roy Atkinson of Saskatoon, to resign because he was running the organization in an undemocratic way. Stirling permits hit $52,000 mark STIRLING (HNS) - New developments in the village of Stirling during 1970 shows total building permits were $52,000, including two new homes with one being completed. Dr. David Steed and family, formerly of Lethbridge arc now residing in their newly-finished home. The Wayne Hartly family plan their home to be completed this spring. The village has developed a 2Vi>-acre site for mobile homes which is now being used. This spring plans are to sub-divide and improve this site. There were IS new sewer and water connections to homes within the village in 1970. Also there was an extenstion of this system of one-half block. During last summer the village started a new program of oiling the main streets, which has proved extremely satisfactory. Streets oiled total 10 blocks. KASHMIR SEETHES SRINAGAR, India (Reuter) -Police have arrested 22 people whom they allege planned to kidnap and murder political leaders in Kashmir, Inspector-General Surendra Nath said. produce new jobs in specific fields as the first step to combat Canada's unemployment crisis. The December unemployment table showed 538,000 Canadians out of work, 155,000 more than a year ago. The total is 6.5 per cent of the labor force, up from 4.7 in December, 1969. Economist Abraham Rotstein of Toronto, one of several interviewed by The Star called for a "fairly substantial" cut in personal income taxes. "This would increase pay packets on the day it was enacted. It would mean increased income and increased expenditures that would have an immediate effect of expanding production and expanding jobs." He also said Labor Minister Mackasey's proposal to increase top unemployment insurance benefits to $100 a week should be implemented immediately. PRODUCE MORE JOBS G. Arnold Hart, chairman of the Bank of Montreal, said the first priority is immediate programs "to put people to work doing useful jobs." lie said the fields of low-cost housing and casual employment could produce mors jobs. "It's sad to read of university graduates without jobs'. Put them to work-with a pick and shovel if necessary. Hard work never hurt anyone. "But it's extremely difficult to create jobs immediately. Possibly we could attack the shortage of low-cost housing with an immediate program." DOGS HATE INCLINES -Dogs don't like walking down steep inclines, but "Bullet" baa learned to do It at Chicago's Police Canine Train* ing Centre. Only about three per cent of dogs offered to the centre prove acceptable. In an Ottawa interview, Russell Bell, research director and economist for the Canadian Labor Congress, said municipal welfare payments are "highly inadequate" and towns are running out of money. AID MUNICIPALITIES The federal government, he said, "has a very real responsibility along with the provinces in aiding the municipalities." Economist Edward Neufeld. director of graduate studies at the University of Toronto, suggests a policy of directing welfare payments to those genuinely in distress and a top-priority program to guarantee a minimum income for all Canadians. "All our fancy welfare schemes are sadly deficient in the sense that they miss the few people they're designed to help. "there's just no sense at all that a small part of the population should bear almost all the burden of economic stabilization." Tuna war rages WASHINGTON (Reuter) -The U.S. government suspended Monday night for one year official arms sales to Ecuador in retaliation for the seizure of at least nine American tuna boats in a fishing rights dispute. Ecuadorian Ambassador Carlos Mantilla-Ortega told reporters- there have been no U.S. military sales to Ecuador in the last two years, and his government later said in Quito that Ecuador would continue to arrest American fishing boats found within its 200-mile territorial limit. The episode is the latest in a tuna war, chiefly with Ecuador and Peru, which involves a unilateral claim by nine Latin American nations to territorial waters or exclusive fishing rights extending,200 miles from their coasts. The United States recognizes only a 12-mile limit. The United States is considering other sanctions against the Quito government and some other possible steps are cuts in U.S. economic aid, which is expected to total about $29 million this year, or recall of U.S. naval vessels on loan to Ecuador. During 1970 there was a lull in seizures by the west coast South American nations. But suddenly last week Ecuador began bringing U.S. boats in to pay fines for fishing without the required licence. As of late Monday nine boats had been seized. One boat reported corning under fire Sunday from air and naval gunfire, but the Ecuadorian government categorically denied attacking any U.S. fishing vessels. Private mail delivery service is mobilized By RODNEY FINDER LONDON (AP) - Enterprising Britons mobilized private delivery services today to combat the first postal strike in Britain's history. With the walkout scheduled for midnight tonight, Christopher Chataway, posts and telecommunications minister, opened the door to private enterprise by suspending the post office's century-old monopoly of letter and parcel handling. Chataway told the House of Commons the 15-per-cent raise demanded by the union would force at least an 80-per-cent increase in the first-class rate, to ninepence from Van Raay elected IRON SPRINGS (HNS) -Cor Van Raay was elected president of the local Uniform at the annual meeting. Vice-president is Frank Nemeth and secretary is Tony Austie. In other news, the Boy Scout movement is in full swing again following the Christmas holiday with cubs and venturers meeting each Wednesday night. The Boy Scout Group Committee plans a talent night Saturday, February 27 at the Iron Spring school with talent from Iron Springs, Turin, Diam o n d City, Picture Butte, Coalhurst and Barons. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kleist and son Gary, long - time residents of the Iron Springs area, have left to live in Lethbridge. fivepence. He said the government would not agree to more than eight per cent. The postal workers' present basic wage is between �15 and �2710s ($37.50 and $67.50) a week. Only automatic telephone and telex facilities were to continue during the strike. Mails, telegrams, cables and phone calls through the operator were to cease at midnight, cutting Britain off from several parts of the world. Fired workers stay off jobs CALGARY (CP) - Forty-two asbestos workers, allegedly fired by a foreman for refusing to work in cold weather, remained off their jobs Monday. A union spokesman for the Inter national Association of Heat and Frost Insulators, local 126, said there have been no moves to settler the dispute. "The company just called and told us to get the men back Monday. 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