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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Thursday, January 21, 1971 Jobless give up hope EDMONTON (CP) - Unemployment in northern Alberta is so severe that many people have given up hope of finding work, Henry Tomaschuk, a general representative for the Canadian Labor Congress, said here. Even small towns in the province have unemployment problems, he said in an interview, suggesting a government housebuilding program geared to low-rental projects is one of the quickest available cures. Red Deer and Grande Prairie were among areas where growing unemployment had not been fully described. Mr. Tomaschuk said deterioration in the general farm economy has contrib u t e d to the problem. A proposed pulp plant would probably alleviate unemployment in the Grande Prairie area "but there has been quite a drop in sales of farm equipment and in auto sales because the farmer is feeling the pinch too." Several garages and machinery shops in small centres had closed down. "In most of those shops two or three people normally are employed." The unemployment crisis was reflected in many indust r i e s. Some chemical plants had reduced research, with a resulting layoff of technical personnel. Laporte's name topped FLQ list Pattern MONTREAL (CP)-A 20-year-old native of Manitoba who described himself as an actor testified Wednesday that he and three companions visited junior colleges in.Quebec last October to distribute copies of a "manifesto" of the Front de Liberation du Quebec. Crown witness Gilles Cormier, arrested Oct. 24, said he and his friends discussed "urban guerrilla" tactics in "the political context of Quebec," but denied they planned to take any revolutionary action. Cormier, from St. Boniface, Man., was testifying at the trial of Come Leblanc, facing three charges that connect him with the outlawed FLQ. The trial continues today be- fore a Court of Queen's Bench jury. Prosecutor Gabriel Lapoinze said the Crown would try to prove that Leblanc and three other persons formed a cell of the FLQ. Leblanc is charged specifically with being a member of tlie FLQ, with advocating or promoting its aims and with Canada pushing hard for new trade parley GENEVA (CP) - Canada is pushing hard for another world trade conference to reduce and remove import barriers but despite Canadian optimism, Geneva officials say the outlook for a conference this year is not hopeful. The Canadian plea for another major round of negotiations was emphasized here when Canadian Ambassador George Ig-natieff and Maurice Schwarz-mann, assistant deputy trade minister, met with Olivier Long, director-general of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. Canada is particularly interested in tackling an international accumulation of quotas, levies and other non-tariff systems of controlling imports, which thwart trade liberalization achieved through the Kennedy Round of world tariff bargaining in 1967. The major Canadian concern is the system of import levies imposed by the European Common Market, which is considering membership requests from Britain and other countries. Ignatieff said in an interview he is hopeful that Long will call a meeting of GATT contracting parties late this year to dig into the whole issue on non-tariff barriers. WAITING IS RISKY He said he realizes that the Common Market is occupied with the U.K. negotiations but feels the time to engage the Europeans on non-tariff bargaining is now, rather than after the British negotiations are completed when the Common Market may become more solidified. A GATT spokesman later expressed doubt that the Common Market or the United States would be willing or ready to mount a major round of world bargaining this year. GATT officials have collected information on about 1,000 barriers imposed by various countries, such as levies, quotas, restrictive industrial rules and customs procedures. This list was boiled down to about one hundred items on which the GATT feels negotiations might be useful. But getting countries to agree to come to the negotiating table is another matter. New snowmobile code laid down NOW, m a k e a colorful, exciting area rug worth many dollars for less than $10. Our new book "16 JIFFY RUGS" shows you how to knit, crochet, weave, sew, hook 16 rugs for colonial to modern rooms. Strips, squares, tufted, fake fur, Swedish rya, embroidered, needlepoint. Send SIXTY CENTS for "16 JIFFY RUGS" to Alice Brooks, care of THE LETHBKIDGE HERALD Readers Mail Limited 60 Front Street West Toronto 1, Ontario. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 36,000 idle in Alberta EDMONTON (CP) - The Alberta labor force decreased by 14,000 persons during December, 1970, the department of manpower and immigration announced here. This 2.2-per-cent decrease reduced the labor force to 629,000 from 643,000. This is an additional decrease of 4,000 persons from December, 1969. The male sector decreased by 5,000 persons or 1.2 per cent last December. The female sector decreased by 9,000. "For the first time in 1970 the female labor force was below that of 1969 for the corresponding month," said a manpower official. The number of unemployed in Alberta at the close of 1970 was 36,000. an increase of 2,000 in a month. In December, 1969 there were 18,000 unemployed. The unemployment rate for the three Prairie Provinces for December was 5.3 per cent. The Canadian rate was 6.5 per cent. OTTAWA (CP) - The transport department, which has laid down its own safety rules for snowmobile construction, i s working out uniform operating laws with the provinces, the Commons has been told. Transport Minister Don Ja-mieson told the House he has held two meetings with his provincial counterparts to establish running rules to match the federal construction regulations that took effect Jan. 1. Vehicles built after April .1 this year will have to have minimum braking ability as well as front and rear lights and reflectors. Notley faults AUjerta govt. CALGARY (CP) - The provincial government must share some of the blame with the federal government for the current high rate of unemployment,, Alberta NDP leader Grant Notley says. The province has been "grossly negligent" in handling unemployment, he said in a news release, but did not elaborate. Because of unemployment, the province will lose as much as $50 million in lost production as well as paying out $10 million more this year than budgeted for in welfare payments, he said. The problem could be partially overcome by borrowing to build useful public projects which "generate productive employment rather than borrowing simply to increase welfare payments." POLITICAL AMNESTY JAKARTA, Indonesia (Reu-ter) - The government has released 221 political prisoners in East Java, Antara news agency reported Wednesday. 1972 models must have accel erators that stop automatically when the driver removes his hand, and easily-gripped handles for passengers. Snowmobile engines must be muffled to a noise level of 82 decibels. Under federal regulations, snowmobiles will be required to have one or two white headlamps with high and low beams, one or two tail-lights, one or two red stop lamps on the rear and one or two rear reflectors. In addition they will be required to have red reflectors on each side of the vehicle and reflective material forward on the handlebars or steering mechanism on each side. Cutters-the unpowered trailers-also must have reflectors at the rear and sides. Every vehicle must bear the maker's registration number, similar to that on a car. The edge of the skis on snowmobiles and cutters will have to be protected by a bead large enough to completely cover the edge and.extending around the nose of the ski. Brakes on the vehicles will have to stop the machine and a 175-pound driver in 40 feet from a speed of 20 miles an hour. Snowmobile trailers must be equipped with one or more tie down crossbars for each snowmobile and cutter they carry, as well as clamps for the skis. Working parts of the engine must be covered so that clothing cannot be snarled. The towbar of the cutter must be rigid, but allow the cutter to roll 90 degrees to either side. communicating statements on its behalf. Each of the charges is punishable by a maximum of five years in prison or a $5,000 fine or both. MET AFTER Cormier said he met three or four times a week last fall with a "study group" that included his brother Raymond, 23, and Jean Boisjoli, 21, both teachers originally from St. Boniface, and Leblanc, 23, an unemployed Montreal laborer. Among other tilings, they compiled a list of Montreal gun-shops so that each could visit a few, Cormier said. But he said they had nothing specific in! mind. In mid-October, the group visited junior colleges in the central Quebec cities of Shawinigan and Trois-Rivieres where they distributed copies of the manifesto and another document calling for a general strike by students h support of the FLQ's aims. Cormier also identified a handwritten list of the names of 17 prominent Quebecers which police witnesses testified was tound in his Montreal apartment, but he was not asked any questions about it. At the top of the list was the name of Pierre Laporte, Quebec labor minister kidnapped by terrorists Oct. 10 and killed Oct. 17. Also included in the list were eight Quebec cabinet ministers, Jean-Noel Lavoie, speaker in the Quebec national assembly, Creditiste member Gaston Tremblay, federal ministers Gerard Pelletier, secretary of state, and Jean Marchand, regional economic development minister. LABOR MEN ON LIST The names of the labor leaders Louis Laberge and Marcel Pepin, president respectively of the Quebec Federation of Labor and the Confederation of National Trade Unions, Lucien Saulnier, then chairman of the Montreal city executive committee, and Dr. Raymond Robil-lard, president of the Quebec Federation of Medical Specialists, also appeared. Man fined $500 for stock sales CALGARY (CP) - Alan Marr of Calgary was fined $500 in provincial judge's court for selling stock without being registered by the Alberta Securities Commission. Marr, a former director and treasurer of Freehold Gas and Oil Co., sold 89,000 shares of company stock at $1 each to 10 Calgary residents. The sales were made between Feb. 1 and Nov. 30, 1969, and Marr left the firm last March. Career Expo 71 CRANBROOK (Special )-To-ward channelling the aptitudes, skills and energies of the 1.500 Grade 11 and 12 students in five East Kootenay schools appropriately. Career Expo '71 is shaping up for CranbrooJc. Friday, March 26. Cominco, Kaiser, Crestbrook Forest Industries Ltd., CP Rail, professional associations, skilled trades and technical associations hav3 been invited to send representatives and literature for booths. These will occupy the Mount Baker Second a r y School gym and auditorium. Senior secondary students from Lake Windermere, Fertile, Cres-ton. Kimberley and Cranbrook will tour the booths in separate sched u 1 e s toward discovering opportunitier the modern industrial and professional world offers. MeF(jCUF{Y Takes Pleasure In Announcing That MR. LOUIS LAROCK has received the SALESMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD Mr. Larock would like to thank all his patrons and friends and looks forward to serving you in the coming year. EATON'S New! Do It Yourself Nylon Shag Carpet Squares Mohawk "Shagettes" With Pile of Dupont Nylon No glue, no mess, no special tools. Now you can have instant beauty for every floor without the added expenss of costly labour and undercushlon by installing yourself. These super 18x18" self-adhesive, self cushioned shag tiles that blossom into luxurious wall-to-wall broadloom. Because a special pressure sensitive coating has already been applied to the extra heavy cushion ... no additional adhesives or glues are needed. Durable and easy to clean, 100% Dupont continuous filament nylon fibre. Design your own exclusive pattern. Tiles in colours of golden ^m^^ treasure, blue violet, ivory glow, gold- ^^^^ en spice, avocado moss, orange flame. Each tile,....................... 2 Floor Coverings, Second Floor BUY LINE 328-8811. Shop Eaton's Tonight Until 9 and Friday 9 'til 9. EATON'S Spotlight Fashion Fabric Sale Second Big Day! Our big Spotlight Fabric Sale continues with additional values. Re-check the full page ad in Wednesday's Lethbridge Herald . . . va!ue� still available where stocks permit. For convenient shopping us* your Eaton' Budget Charge. Flocked Dot A blend of polyester and cotton that will fashion beautifully into children's spring clothes. Just wash and wear. Dots on pink, maize, navy and coral backgrounds. Also dots on white backgrounds. 45 inches wide, SALE, yard . . . isciutitfliy 1.59 Cotton Jacquard Leno A two-toned cotton jacquard woven in a lace-like effect. Washable and mercerized. In colors of maize, navy, pink, A �Q orchid, turquoise white and blue. 44 inches wide. I *V# SALE, yard ................................... 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