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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta WMtwtdny, JMIMIY It, IfM _ TM UTHMHDM MULO J Kennedy attempts to topple Nixon WASHINGTON (Reuler) Senator Edward Kennedy ha launched a 10-month persona campaign to topple pretiden Nixon with i slashing attack ac cusing him of playing politic with the war In Vietnam." Kennedy, in pledging to do in his power to elect a Derm crat to the White House nex November, emphatically ruled himself out as the Democrat: contender this year, but le open the possibility he would hi in 1976. In an outspoken attack on th president last night, the 39 SENATOR KENNEDY Slashing Attack year-oH Massachusetts senatoi said tens of thousands of inno cent people will die in Indochina this year "for the simple reason that President Nixon will no allow the Saigon government to falter until he is secure at home for another term of office." Kennedy said: "I believe there is now more to the discus- sion of Vietnam than that." '.Nixon, who says the Vietnam war will not be an issue when h2 seeks re-election in Novem- bar, has ordered the number oi Americans in Vietnam cut to by May 1, but refuses to cet a date for total withdrawal. Kennedy said the regime of Lutheran church leader dies CALGARY (CP) Funeral service was held here for Dr. Karl. Holfeld, first president of the -Hvaogelilcal Lutheran Church of Canada. Dr. Holfeld, who died here Friday at the age of 69, was born in Dafoe, Sask. He was president of the church from 1967 until his retirement last year: He served as president of the Canadian district of the Ameri- can Lutheran Church from 1949 to 1967, when I he Canadian church was formed. He moved to Calgary from the church's Saskatoon headquarters last September. Dr. Holfeld wan also presi- dent of the Lutheran Council in Canada and rras instrumental in organizing the Canadian Lu- theran world i dief. Quakes hit Italy SAVONA, Italy (AP) The sixth earthquake in the Gulf of Genoa area in three days jolted this city' on the Italian Riviera Wednesday. No damage or in- juries wen reported but the quake caused a brief power failure. South Vietnamese Presiden Nguyen Van Thieu Is nothin but a minor trapping of U.S power that immediately will be cwept away in the stench of ih own corruption when the United States leaves Vietnam. Kennedy explained at a news conference following his speec that the chief reason he Is not candidate is his family responsi battles. He was asked whether he had been influenced by the Ohappa quiddick incident of 1969, which a young woman membe on the Etaff. of his brother, the late Senator Robert Kennedy was drowned when the car h was driving crashed off a bridge late at night. Kennedy said the acciden was one of a number of per ial tragedies that also eluded the assassinations of his brothers, President John Ken oedy and Robert. New cabinet sworn in at St. John's ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) Frank Mbores, 38, was sworn in Tuesday as premier of New- 'oundlend as his Progressive Conservatives took over (be pro- vincial government for the first time since Confederation in 1949. The swearing-in ceremony at joverament house took place al- most three hours after the res- ignation of Joseph R. Small- wood, whose Liberal govern- ment had 'been in office for 22 years and eight months. John C. Crosbie, a former .ibcral cabinet minister who was returned as a PC in St. John's West ih the Oct. 28 pro- incial election, was appointed economic development and fi- nance minister. T. Alex Hickman, another for. mer Liberal cabinet minister, was given the justice portfolio. He was justice minister in the Liberal govurnment before join- ing the PCs after splitting with Mr. Smallwood in the aftermath of ii bitter leadership convention in 1969. Edward Maynard, central fig- ure IE a dispute over Si. Barbe South that delayed the Liberal government's resignation, was ppolnted Labor Minister. Gerald Ottenheimer, a former leader, was appointed to head a new department to be up to co-ordinate relations with other provincial govern- ments and Ottawa. Mr. Moores, who will hold the isheries portfolio as well as the premiership, said Mr. Ottenhei- ner would pay particular atten- tion to developing greater co-op- ration with the Maritimes and uebec. The pinch is on in American coal mines NEW YORK (AP) Aroer- Scan coal mines, pinched be- tween higher wages and price Increases too email to pay for them, still hope for better things by the middle of the decade. But right now the pinch la en. Wages rose 15 per cent In a strike settlement approved by the government pay board. But the price commission lim- ited price rises to 9.5 per cent. This left a gap to be ab- sorbed by an industry already wrestling with major prob- costs to meet DEW demands for mine safety, lower production and a short- age of both mines and miners. To meet these problems, new mines are being brought into production, and the coal companies are actively re- cruiting young men into the business. The industry's econ- omists see a growing demand for their product. "But the big problem now is recovering the (labor) con- tract said an industry spokesman. "We are confi- dent In coal's future if we can break even on finances." MINES WILL CLOSE If the break-even is not pos- sible, said Carl E. Bagge, president of the National Coal Association, the pinch will "close some coal mines now operating and destroy the In- centive to open new mines which the nation requires to meet its growing needs for en- ergy." If mines are closed, the present shortage of coal would become worse, and a difficult situation might become criti- cal. There is also a shortage of natural gas, one substitute for coal, and oil costs are ris- ing. Many in the industry do not object to the higher pay. The operators pointed the wage board higher salaries are necessary to attract young men into the industry. Coal mines tradi- tionally have recruited from the families of aging miners but fewer sons followed their fathers into the pits. The re- sult fas a steady decrease in the number of miners. Labor Tolls have fallen nearly 75 per cent in the last two decades. In the bitumi- nous industry, there were miners in 1948, when mine mechanization began in earnest. The number now is only just over and many of these are reaching retirement age. There has been a slight in- lease In the last year-per- haps to men-as a result of a stepped-up re- cruiting campaign. SAFETY COSTS ALSO The ?1.5-billion cost of the new labor contract comes on Ll-liour delay 011 rail Hue Deaths Yesterday By THE CANADIAN PRESS Cocklin, 59, national president of the Union National Defence Employees md president of the Ottawa Vxincil of the Civil Service As- Kaation from 1961 to I960. Tillsonbnrg, S. ellyer, 80, of Waterford, [rather of former defence min- ter Paul Hellyer. VANCOUVER CCP) Work crews Tuesday night cleared a derailment on the Canadian Pacific Railway main line near Donald in eastern British Co- lumbia. The derailment of one car of a 70 car westbound freight train resulted in an 11 hour delay for passengers aboard CP Rail's eastbound Canadian, which left Vancouver Monday night. Same of the passengers, who were bound for Calgary, were taken by bus to that city. The others remained aboard. FINAL THREE DAYS OF BUYRITE MEN'S WEAR ANNUAL M JANUARY 1 79 ONLY YOUNG MEN'S SUITS Sizes 37-42 Reg. S9.50 to 69.50 YOUNG MEN'S CORDUROY JACKETS Siiet 28 to 35 Ren. 14.95 CLEARING TABLE PANTS, SHIRTS CURLING HATS Broken sizes. Your choice STANFIELD SHORTS Smell, mtdlum, large, largt. Special ALL STOCK OF G.W.G. ond STANFIELDS 20% Off MEN'S TOQUES SPECIAL 99' ALL STOCK 20% NOT ADVERTISED BUYRITE MEN'S WEAR ALTERATIONS IXTRA NO EXCHANOI NO RIFUNDS 111 lih St. S. Priori. 327-4210 Thun. Una" Frl. Till p.m. lop of in extra expense of SI billion to meet new federal mine safety standards. Many small mines are having trou- ble finding the money (or the safety provisions enacted by Congress last year. Only 5.5 per cent of the per- mitted increases Is for wages: The rest is for increased pay- ments into tlie miners' pen- sion fund. This hits the opera- tor: hard because it does not contribute much to. making the jobs attractive now to young miners. The pension fund was formed by a contribution of 40 cents per ton of coal mined, paid by the mining compa- nies. The companies, after a strike, agreed to increase the payments to 60 cents a ton for one year, then to N cents. "This means that the pay- ment per miner into the fund will be per the industry spokesman said. "That assumes a man taking out 35 tons of coal per day and working 225 days per year, which are the industry averages. "Forty per cent of the cost of mining a ton of coal is labor." LET MINES RUN DOWN The troubles of the industry go back X years, to a time when atomic energy was ex- pected to take over nearly all of the country's power needs. With atomic power plants ap- parently the coming thing, the mines were allowed to run down and some were elimi- nated u cod ftmt wen ex- hausted. There was no Incen- tive to dig mints to supply coal which, it appeared, would not be needed. For the tame reason, no ef- forts were made to attract young men into what ap- peared to be a declining in- dustry. However, foe unions and management now have started a joint recruiting and training program for young men. But atomic o f technological problems, questions of first cost of plants and later ecological slow to take the place of coal. The industry found that demand did not drop as expected. Even more tribulation ware piled on the Industry last year. There wu a national strike and export sales fell be- cause of the general recession overseas. Foreign steel nulls which American coal re- duced unkirs when they cut steel production. PHOpUCTIVITY FELL This was matched by a fall In productivity. West Virginia officials, without assigning the blame, reported that daily productivity per man in the first five months of this year fell from 16.3 tons to 13.7 tons id underground mines, com- pared with 1770 figures. For sLrif mining, the decrease was from 38.9 tons per day per man at the start of 1970 to 33.6 tons in 1971. This average for the state Is below the in- dtatry'f countrywide tnctfe. Artfe from all the prob- lems, the operator! seem fairly optimistic tbout the fu- ture of the industry. One cheerful note for the In- dustry is the protniM of i fea- sible process for converting coal Into gu. This would sub- stitute for the natural now so scarce that some Industrial users face a cut-off. Some ex- fjerimental plants are in oper- ation and more will be built t serious bugs do not appear. Operators are building bet- ter housing at the mines to attract young miners. Gone are the days of the company' owned, identical boxes built on muddy streets. Houses rf- fered miners now are varied, landscaped, roomy and cheap. B JIGSAW PUZZLES HOURS OF GOOD OLD FASHIONED FUN! FOR 5-12 YEARS DASTARDLY AND MUTTLEY (A, B, Over 100 interlocking pieces In i featuring Dastardly, Muttley, KlunV and Zilly, car- toon characters kids love. Each x CHIMPY JIGSAWS (D, E) Six different Kenei to chooie from, all fea- turing crazy monkeyi in zany potei. 40 handlo pitcei. YOUR CHOICE ADULT JIGSAW 1000 PIECES A real challenge to puzzle [overs! Detailed scenes luch as a rocky beach In Mexico (R, In Switzerland, flower garden in Washington (nor ill.) Size x YOUR CHOICE EACH BEDKNOBS AND UOOMSTICKS. Cartoon scenes lekvn from this new family movie. (G{ Th. Watery Way. Underwater scene, 19 x 100 big pieces. 4 OQ Each 1.33 (H) The Flying Brass Bed. All the main characters In one scene, Qft 14 x 100 larse pieces. Each DONALD DUCK AND HIS CARTOON PALS. 14" x 18" with 100 pieces, ideal for the younger set. (J) Donald Duck makes the bees mad O7 al him! Each Shop (K) Mickey Maine takes his Disney friends on a picnic. Cach o Woolco Hobby Contest 72 Hey Kids-Win A Trophy By Constructing A Model It's really very easy. Purchase a model kit between January 19th and Feb- ruary 19th ond receive an entry form to enter the contest. make up the model and return it to the Hobby Centre Feb. 18 or until noon on the 19lh. The Judging will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19th. You could be ihe winner of one of three prizes in either the Junior Class Up to 12 years of age, or the Senior Class 13 to 18 years of age. PRIZES JUNIOR CLASS 1st Trophy plus a 32.50 Aurora Road Race Set 2nd Trophy plus a Gift Certificate 3rd Model kit SfvIOR CLASS 1st Trophy plus a Aurora Road Race Set 2nd Trophy plus Gift Certificate 3rd Model kit Come in to Woolco and visit our Hobby Centre in Ihe Sport- ing Good; Depi. ond join the funll Because We're Woolco... Your Shopping Costs You Less! Open Doily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thundery ind Friday 9 a.m. le 9 p.m. ;