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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, January 24, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 5 Bourassa: 'Games to be on time' QUEBEC (CP) Premier Robert Bourassa pledged Thursday the 1976 Olympics Games will be held on time as a Quebec legislature com- mittee looking into the cost and construction of the Games adjourned until Jan. 28 after three days of hearings. "The decision is taken-it will be the premier promised. He said the Games would be held in "adequate in- stallations" that will meet the demands required by the International Olympic Com- mittee (IOC) and the Inter- national Sports Federation However Mr. Bourassa did not commit himself to saying the Games would be held in the seat main stadium and swim hall or in a relocated Autostade. As for the financing of the Olympics, expected to have a minimum deficit of million, the premier said a definite answer will come as soon as possible after the hearings are over. Montreal Mayor Jean Orap- eau maintains there will be no deficit and that revenue pro- the coin, stamp and lottery plans, would suffice to meet ex- penses. "We'll call it a gap to please Mayor the premier, told reporters after the hearings adjourned. He suggested that one way to reduce the "gap" was to ex- tend the Olympic lottery past 1976 for an unspecified number of years. It is es- timated J200 million in revenues will be gained through the lottery by 1976. The premier also said Mon- treal will have to come up with its share to pay the deficit. The premier said he will meet with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau at the end of January and is expected to make a last ditch effort to get the federal government to also help meet the deficit. Prime Minister Trudeau Thursday expressed con- fidence in the financing of the Games and said neither the premier nor the mayor had asked for help. He said it was thanks to fed- eral legislation permitting the sale of special coins and stamps that the Games have become a reality. Ottawa made it clear from the beginn- ing that it would not be responsible for any deficits. Despite the rapidly mounting Olympics an original ?310 million to between million and mier Bourassa said the Games will be "a great event." For his part Mayor Drapeau said he still did not believe there would be a deficit because "the moment the lottery, under any name, con- tinues, it will generate revenues." Part of the government's decision about the financing of the Games will include whether the tower should be removed-at a million the stadium open for only three or four months of the year, or left in- tact to make it a year-round stadium. Olympic organizers told the hearing Thursday that esti- mates of revenue from the sale of commemorative coins, originally set at have dropped to a possible million with a maximum of million. Olympic stamps are ex- pected to net (10 million, million is to come from ticket sales, million from the lottery and million from licensing, product spon- sorships, brochures, pro- grams, television rights, souvenirs, gifts and other sources. Files for benefits Dr. Stanley Knight, deposed director of re- search and development for the British Columbia department of education, files an application for unemployment insurance benefits. He was told he will receive a week. During his six months with the government he was paid a week. He was fired last week. Postal workers demand voice in automation OTTAWA (CP) Contract talks between the treasury board and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) are to begin today, but there are already indications of a strike unless the thorny question of technological change is settled. Jean-Claude Parrot, national vice-president and a member of the union's five-man bargaining team, said the post office's million automation program must be negotiated if labor peace is to be maintained. "Otherwise there will be no agreement and automation will not work." he said. The union represents inside workers at the Post Office who are most affected by the government au- tomation program which includes the introduction of postal- coding and sorting machinery However, under federal collective bargaining laws which app- ly to the employees, technological change and job classi- fication are non-negotiable items. Mr. Parrot said wage the union has declined to another big issue with the union. However, the negotiating team would not sell job security for a temporary wage increase. The workers' last contract, revoked in October when the Council of Postal Unions was decertified as the bargaining agent, began in March, 1973. Hourly wages now range between and The Letter Carriers' Union of Canada, bar- gaining separately for the first time in this round, said last week that they would take steps toward a walkout after one month of face-to-face talks. Although automation and job classification are non- negotiable under federal laws applying to public servants, Parliament has established a committee which is investigating possible changes to the law. The union has argued for years that the post office should be set up as a Crown corporation. It would then come under the Canada Labor Code, which has a section providing for ne- gotiation of automation. Post-Master Bryce Mackasey was the labor minister when the section was introduced, and Mr. Parrot said Thursday the minister is using his favorable reputation among union members to stamp out the solidarity and militancy of the postal workers. Mr. Parrot said Mr, Mackasey had returned to the cabinet after an 18-inonth absence with a "specific cover up the problems faced by postal workers with a series of promises and statements. Mr.. Mackasey has said he agreed with the postal workers on the negotiation of automation, but in fact the treasury board is determined to resist, Mr. Parrot added. New ammunition catches army eye OTTAWA (CP) A new type of artillery ammunition developed by a former McGill University professor has caught the eye of the defence department and several foreign governments. A defence department spokesman said the govern- ment is watching closely ex- periments by ISpace Research (Quebec) Corp. of Montreal to vastly increase the range of ammunition for howitzers and other field guns. The streamlined ammuni- tion idea was conceived by Dr. Jerry Bull, a scientist who some years ago headed a McGill University space re- search project using an old navy gun to launch projectiles into the upper atmosphere. The Dutch and United States governments are among several countries which have shown interest in the extended range ammuni- tion project, the defence department spokesman said. This was confirmed by Col. R. L. Gregory, administrative assistant to Dr. Bull at Space Research headquarters in Troy, Vermont, Dr. Bull is president of the company. But Col. Gregory rejected reports that Israel has obtain- ed the weapon system to enable Israeli guns to shell Damascus airport from the Golan Heights. Dr. Bull began developing his ideas on streamlining pro- jectiles while working on the McGill University project in the early 1960s, Col. Gregory said. PRICES SLASHED FOR FINAL CLEAROUT PRICES SLASHED FOR .FINAL CLEAROUT MEN'S WEAR LTD. FINAL 8 HOURS SATURDAY OF OUR GIGANTIC ANNUAL January Clearance AT BOTH STORES: A GROUPING OF MEN'S 314 7th St. S. 331 5th St. S. SUITS REDUCED TO Final Reductions CAR COATS OVERCOATS TOPCOATS PRICE PRICE A Grouping of Men's DRESS SLACKS In Wools, Fortrels, Knits. 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