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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THI LETHBRIDGB HERALD Thurltloy, July 9, 1970 'Deflated' Wages Dive In. March By JAMES NELSON OTTAWA (CP) After infla- tion took its bite out of workers' pay cheques, average wages were lower in March than in four of the previous six months, the Dominion Bureau of Statis- tics reported Wednesday. The bureau's report covers average weekly wages paid in Canadian manufacturing indus- try, the statisti- cians changes in the DBS' consumer price index. In this analysis, the bureau reduces the average wage by the amount the consumer price index rises, thus producing a Energy Board Urged EDMONTON (CP) City council will be asked to urge the establishment of a provin- cial energy board to regulate all fuels, utilities commissioner Stan Hampton said Wednesday. It would replace the Alberta oil and gas conservation beard which controls only petroleum. Mr. Hampton said city coun- cil's utilities committee will ask council to recommend the establishment of the board to the Alberta government. The proposed board would govern coal and, eventually, atomic energy in addition to petroleum, he said. Thus, exports of natural gas, for example, could be consid- ered in terms of the availabili- ty of the other fuels. "You've got to look at the to- tal energy Mr. Hamp- ton said. figure which shows the real amount of wage increase after taking into account rising prices. The bureau cautioned that its figures on wages are averages only. Individual pay cheques and individual circumstances will vary considerably from the average. However, the average weekly wage in March was down 25 cents from the average in February. But this was sig- nificantly higher than six months earlier, when the aver- age was PRICE INDEX HOSE Applying the increase in the consumer price index, the bu- reau computes that the March average manufacturing wage was in terms of the pur- chasing power of the 1961 dol- lar. This was down from in February, and below the figure for most of the previous six months. The only major excep- tion was in December, when av- erage wages always show a slump because of shortened work-weeks connected with the Christmas-New Year's holidays. In the year from March, 1969, average wages in ordinary terms rose 56.12, to from But in terms of the 1961 dollar's purchasing power, the increase was only to from During the year from March, 1969, the consumer price index rose to 128.9 .from '123.2, an in- crease of 5.7 index points or 4.6 per cent. Since March, the consumer price index has risen another seven-tenths of an index point or by more than half of one per- centage point. But the rats of increase ap- pears to have slowed. In Janu- ary and February, the index was running 4.6 per cent ahead of a year ago. In May it was 3.8 per cent ahead. The consumer price index for June is expected to be released next week. ROYALTY FIRST HAND-Two workmen from the Cominco Ltd. gold mine at Yellow- knife, N.W.T., chat amiably with Queen Elizabeth during a visit Tuesday to the mine by the Royal family, part of a tour of the Northwest Territories to commemorate its centennial this year. Watch Youth Parade Stampede Starts 10-Day Run CALGARY (CP) More than people flocked to the downtown section of the city Wednesday evening as a 70-minute youth parade started festivities for the Calgary Ex- hibition and Stampede. The stampefie, first held in 1912, opens its 10-day show to- day with nearly Adams: History Books Insult Indians MONTREAL (CP) Metis leader Howard Adams says In- dians and half-breeds must "get rid of old colonial masters" and begin operating from a "base of political or national unity power." Dr. Adams, a professor of ed- ucation at the University of Sas- katchewan, told a Sir George LABOR CLUB Corner 13th St. and 2nd Ave. N. SOCIAL EVENING Friday, July 10 8.30 p.m. Music by the "MINT JULEPS" Members and their invited guests JULEPS" will also be playing In the clubroomi Saturday evening Williams University audience Wednesday the best way this could be achieved would be by revamping the entire Indian ed- ucation program. "After 350 years, things couldn't be worse for us be- cause we've been subservient. We've had a dismal and tragic record." Dr. Adams, former president of the Metis Association of Sas- katchewan, said his group wants Indian children taught by Indian teachers in their own language during their early schooling and textbooks for In- dians written by Indians. He said current history books "are a real insult to us. We must stop them now." MINISTER DIES ODENSE, Denmark (Reuters) Denmark's youngest cabinet member, Agriculture Minister Peter Larsen, died Wednesday after a heart attack. He was 46. Count the flyers on our label. Lei's see. Two In the biplane and another three on thi fence posts. That's five fast flyers, All this plus a speeding express train, a racing stagecoach and a hoppsd-up Hupmobils. What's everybody's hurry? Heaven knows, in Lethbridge we take our own sweet timo brewing the beer behind that lively label. Then we age It slowly and naturally. For a flavour that goes over great. AFTER THE FAMOUS FORMULA OF THE HOUSE OF IETHBRIDOS. people expected to attend throughout the rodeo. Honorary marshalls for the youth parade were NHL hock- ey stars Johnny McKenzie of Boston Bruins and Garry Unger of Detroit Ked Wings. WALKS ROUTE Mayor Rod Sykes came im- mediately behind and walked the 15-block route. They were followed by young people making up 75 en- tries. There were bands and marching groups, riding clubs and teen, church, agricultural and ethnic organizations. As the parade started a few drops of rain fell, giving almost identical weather to that which prevailed last year for the first youth parade. The parade is partially de- Construction Slowed By Strikes CALGARY (CP) The pres- ident of the Canadian Construc- tion Association predicts there will be less construction than estimated for 1970. Robert Saunders of Vancou- ver, speaking at the annual convention of the Canadian Plumbing and Mechanical Con- tractors Association, said the reason for the loss of construc- tion was lost time due to strikes and lockouts resulting from excessive wage demands. The federal government sur- vey of owners' intentions for construction outlays had to- talled for 1969 while only of construction was actually car- ried out. This same survey had esti- mated in con- struction, for 1970. "Once again, however, the prospects of attaining the pre- dicted level of condruction and its related employment have been dashed by excessive union demands." HALE OPTICAL COMPANY LTD Gary Martin Dlspcnilng Optician 307 6th St. S. 127-71H signed to give stampede fans something to attend the night before the show starts and was helped this year by a Calgary Stampeder Edmonton Eskimo football game which kicked off in the evening. NO TROUBLE Police, who estimated the crowd size, said there were no disturbances. The stampede officially opens Monday with ceremonies including Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau and a larger parade that morning which twice winds across the downtown area. Defending rodeo champion Larry Mahan of Brooks, Ore., is expected to return as is last y e a r 's ehucfcwagon driving champion John Irwin of Cal- gary. The stampede also features livestock and grain exhibits as well as industrial and artistic displays. The largest money-maker for the stampede last year, a casino operated jointly by the stampede and Royal American Shows, which provides the mid- way, will be back for its sec- ond yeaf. CONSTRUCTION The feature exhibit will be a salute to the construction in- dustry with displays of equip- ment and continuous examples of construction in progress. Each day a crew will build then take apart the third floor of a building's steel superstruc- ture. The annual raffle of a gold brick will be held with consolation prizes being given away each evening. Downtown entertainment in- cludes breakfasts served from chuckwagons, street dances and heavier-tJian-usual atten- dance at night time recreation spots. Breakfast Food Firms Probed WASHINGTON (AP) The federal trade commission an- nounced Wednesday an investi- gation of possible anti-competi- tive elements of the breakfast cereal industry. Primary aim of theinvestigationwillbe "whether and to what extent the public may be denied the bene- fits of vigorous competition" in selecting between Wheaties, Post Toasties, Rice Crispies or scores of other brands, the com- mission said. RELAX at RAINBOW 40 Miles North of Creston, B.C. Enjoy trailer or mobile home living, without owning or towing one. Reserve a self-contained and installed 17 to 60-foot "Scamper" Trailer or "Safeway" Mobile Home, at Rainbow Park or reserve a fully serviced stall now for great vaca- tion in your own trailer, camper, motor home, or tent. Holiday in the picturesque Kootenays, offering every- thing from fishing and water skiing, to golfing and hiking. For detoili and rturvntion, tented: RAINBOW PARK RESORT LTD. P.O. BOX 53 GRAY CREEK, B.C. (604) 223-8258 Woman Principal Fired ASSIN1BOIA, S'ASK. (CP) A woman who has been princi- pal for the last three years of a seven-room school in south- western Saskatchewan says she has been relieved of that posi- tion because of her sex. Helen Adamack said Wednes- day in an interview the district school board informed her by letter that she had given excel- lent service, but the board felt the principal's job was one for a man. "They said it's very unsual for a woman to be a principal and they would prefer a man." She said she was offered the position cf vice-principal, helc now by a woman, but turned that offer down. Mrs. Adamack says she doesn't want to push the vice- pnncipal out of a position. The school teaches Grades 1 to 12. Also, she said, "It doesn't seem fair that a woman with the same qualifications as a man should be discriminated against where responsibility is concerned, just because of her sex." Mrs. Adamack said she in- vestigated federal and provin- cial law on employment prac- tices and civil rights and found no guarantees against discrimi- nation on the grounds of sex. The chairman of the district school board, Jack Cann, said in an interview, "We have no- thing against ladies teaching in our unit. But the people over there wanted a man. There's not a man teacher in that school." He said the district or unit board has appointed women as principals in schools at Viceroy and at Fairwood. He said a man has been hired to take Mrs. Adamack's position who has more experience in teach- ing 16 years compared with her eight. Ottawa Pushes Hostels By JOHN MIKA Herald's Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The federal cabi- net Wednesday afternoon gave a second major push towards creation of a European-type national youth hostel organiza- tion to cope with the thousands of kids travelling the country's roads in summer. Secretary State Gerard Pefetier's department was au- thorized to provide and the use of beds in 13 barracks spread across the nation. The program vrfll be admin- istered by the national hostel task force which itself was created with government help less than two months ago. In western Canada, they in- clude approximately 100 beds at each of: HMCS Ohippawa in Winnipeg; "H" Hut near Mewata Armory in Calgary; Ortona Armory in Edmonton; Bealfy Street Armory in Van- couver; and the Regina Arm- ory. In addition, about 10 beds will be made available at the Hevelstoke, B.C., armory if needed and some officials are surveying the demand there now. The beds will be provided free of charge but maximum stay for individuals in each lo- cation will be three days, the general rule in youth hostels. CP Development Plan Reported For Montreal MONTREAL (CP) The (azette says one of the largest juilding projects in the world s in the final planning stages 'or downtown Montreal. The newspaper says the Ca- nadian Pacific Railway Co. plans a develop- nent that would include a 60- storey office tower, a high-rise apartment building "and at east two other skyscrapers." The plan called for the demo- ition of the CPR's Windsor Station and the Laurentian Ho- tel. The development would oc- cupy a huge block of downtown hand bounded by Dorchester, St. Antoine, Peel and Mountain streets. RELINQUISHES POSITIONS WINNIPEG (CP) -George S. Turner will relinquish his positions as president and gen- eral manager of Manitoba Pool effective ISRAELI SHIP LOADS HOWITZERS-One of 24 self- propelled howitzers is hoisted aboard the Israeli freighter Etrog in Cleveland Wednesday. The company which mads the Cleveland shipping arrangements said the Efrpg wai bound for Israel. A spokesman for the Allison Division of General Motors, which made the weapons, said only that they might be part of a U.S.-lsraeli arms agreement madt last year. Stanfield Begins Paris Talks PARIS (Reuters) Opposi- tion Conservative leader Robert Stanfield of Canada arrived hero from Belgium Friday night on a four-day visit, during which he will meet French Foreign Minister Maurice Schumann and other political chiefs. S'tanfield, who begins his rounds of talks today, is to meet Achilla Peretti, Gaullist presi- dent of the National Assembly, and will then confer with Social- ist party First Secretary Alain Savary. He leaves for Cologne, West Germany, Sunday evening on the next stage of his tour which will also take him to Eastern Europe. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT of. ABOVE ZERO AT SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET Lclhbridge Medicine Hat Calgary....... Pincher Creek Edmonton...... Banff Grande Prairie Peace River Penticton Victoria....... Prince George Vancouver Prince Albert..... Saskatoon1 Swift Current Regina........ Winnipeg....... Thunder Bay Toronto Ottawa........ Montreal....... Quebec Fredericton Cterlottetown St. John's, Nfld. Chicago 83 58 88 64 80 52 84 52 .72 57 85 47 74 54 73 47 96 56 71 52 71 35 72 59 82 46 85 51 91 60 94 61 84 62 76 48 81 61 85 60 86 63 80 62 87 59 81 61 ..72 50 78 62 .02 New York.......85 69 Miami......... ..85 76 .20 SYNOPSIS Cooler air had gained control over northern regions today. A few thundershowers will be set off over southern and central areas this afternoon and eve- ning as the cooler air forces its way southward. Warm air is expected to maintain a foot- hold over the extreme southern portion of Alberta Friday. FORECASTS Lethbridge Mostly sunny with evening thundershowers today. Risk of hail. Sunny Friday. Winds NW 15. Low- high Lethbridge 55-80. Medicine Hat Sunny with scattered afternoon thunder- showers Friday. Windj N15. Low-high 70-85. Kootenay, Columbia Sunny today except for a few _clpudy periods and isolated or thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Light winds. Low tonight and high Friday at Cranbrook, 57 and 85; Castle- gar, 60 and 90. USED HAYUNER ALMOST NEW SELF-PROPELLED NEW HOLLAND Modal 1046 HAYLINER Reg. Prict AND JUST AS GOOD AS NEW I ONE ONLY SO COME EARLY I BALER TWINE Ft 373-lb. Teniiie Strength. PER BALE....................... GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES courrs HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3163 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway S west. There is :wo-way traffic on the east- wund lane of tlie new Univer- sity highway with a small de- lay at the junction of the old and new highways leading to- wards Lethbridge. Highway 5 Motorists are advised to watch for men and equipment south of Lethbridge :o the airport where re-paving is in progress. Highway 3 South. Trans Canada Highway. From Crows- nest to Cranbrook the road is good, however motorists are advised to watch for men and equipment. There are possible delays and men and equipment 1 to 5 miles west of Cranbrook. From Cranbrook to Crestpn a good except for construction 3 miles east of Creston. The Logan Pass is now open 24 hours daily. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing CoutlJ 24 hours: Carway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Del Bonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C., 8 a.m. ,o 5 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-RykerU I a.m. to midnight, Logan Paw, open 24 houri. ;