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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta J.O THE IETH6RIDGE HERALD July 10, 1973 Skittery raccoons The "Do Not Touch" signs have come down at Edmonton's Storyland Valley Zoo where visitors get to know the animals by direct contact. David Johnson, 10, finds one raccoon easy to manage two are quite an armful. Many hesitant to call for help Commission approves licenses of five firms North shipping operations expanded OTTAWA (CP) Five north- ern shipping companies have been licensed to expand oper- ations on the Mackenzie River to handle growing cargo vol- umes, the- transport commission announced today. Ltd., Lindberg Transport Ltd., Bros. Marine Trans- port Ltd., Kaps Transport Ltd. and Northern Transportation Co. Ltd., all operating in the Northwest Territories. The commission said that The companies are Mac Tug i even with the expanded ship- UN badly hurt by dollar slump Suicide figures released TORONTO (CP) Many i cause they think of themselves people likely to commit suicide j and their sex as too strong to are still relatively hesitant to (need help. call for help, an official of To- ronto's Distress Centre says. In a recent interview, Rev. Gordon Winch, director of the centre, said men are slow to seek suicide help probably be- MANUFACTURED IN LETHBRIDGE per cent of the centre's callers are betweer? 20 and 30: yet the Ontario depart- He said the centre is trying to nient of health reports that 41 overcome this by emphasising the number of men involved in its work. Mr. Winch also cited statistics from studies of calls to the centre, from people "with serious suicidal feelings." They revealed that: per cent of those who actually commit suicide are between 45 and 64. eight per cart of the centre's callers are unmarried. The corresponding figure from the department of health is 36 per cent. per cent of the I 1972 the centre's peak centre's callers are female; yet j month was May but the depart- Statistics Canada reports 74 per j nient of health said the peak cent of those who commit sui-1 month for actual suicides was cide are male. i November. ZELLERS OWN BRADFORD BRONCO TRAILER SPECIAL By ROBERT ALDEN Mew York Times Service UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. The United Nations, which gen- erally leads a hand-to-mouth existence, has been badly hurt by the deteriorating value of. their dollar. Thus, the organi- zation is now considering changing its budgetary base to fiome other currency, possibly the Swiss franc. It has also dis- cussed the possibility of em- ploying a combination of cur- rencies, so as not to rely too heavily on the stability of any single monetary unit. The decision, a basic and im- portant one for the world or- ganization, "will have to be made by the General Assembly when it meets here in the fall. Secretary General Kurt Wald- heim has been discussing the possibilities of the switch dur- ing his current European trip. PROFITING What has been happening un- der the present system is that most member countries have been profiting at the expense of the world organization in that they have been able to pay their United Nations as- sessments at a reduced cost to their treasuries. The current United Nations budget is Each country is assessed a percent- age of that figure. This per- centage is based on the ability to pay. As the assessment is payable in American dollars, each country. takes its local curren- cy and buys the dollars needed to pay what it owes. With the value of the dollar decreasing, each country except the Uni- ted States has been able to take its own currency and buy more dollars for the same amount of currency. The member countries have been able to pay their assess- ments at a saving of 15, 20 or 25 per cent less than previously, depending on the currency used to buy the dollar. Some- times the saving has been even greater. But conversely, each time the United Nations has had to pay a bill for its overseas op- erations its office in Geneva, for example, or for its environ- mental program in Nairobi or for travel expenses of its offi- cials it has cost the organi- zation more to buy the local currencies needed. As a result, the world organi- zation, whose members are .of- ten late in paying their assess- ments, is now barely able to meet its payrolls. The situation could be critical by the time the General Assembly con- venes in September. Thus far, it has been esti- mated here that the United Nations has had to spend an extra million in buying for- eign currency. If the decision is made to base the budget on a different j currency such as the Swiss 5 ONLY WHILE THEY LAST Abernathy quits ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) Rev. Ralph Abernathy announced to- day he is resigning as president of the Southern Christian Lead- ership Conference pri- marily because of a lack of fi- nancial support. Abernathy headed the SCLC for five years, since the assassi- nation of Dr. Martin Luiher King, the civil lights leader; in April, 1968. King founded the SCLC. Since his slaying, the organ- jization has been beset with fi- nancial troubles. Much of the fi- nancial support has gone to the Martin Luiher King Memorial Centre. IZeller's County Fair Hti'ftiMffflrt. v j located in Z-llers Shopping Centre on Moycr Mograth Drive. Open Doily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p m. Telephone 328-8171 FIRE HITS FUN FAIR LONDON (API Fire d> s'roycd a restaurant and j amusement arcade Tuesday at the Battersea Tan Fair, the big anrasemsnt park on the Thames River. Firemen who feared smote would smother two psr- i forming sprayed a curtain of water over lank as flames came within two feet of it, and the animals survived. franc, which has a stable base, presumably the United Nations would be in a better fiscal po- sition. Each country would have to buy Swiss francs to pay their assessment and they would have to buy the francs at rates that hopefully would remain stable. But the United Nations using Swiss francs might' enjoy a windfall if the value of the dol- lar continued to deteriorate. In that case the U.N. could meet its payroll and expenses here with dollars that it bought at a bargain rate. ping operations on the Mack- enzie and its tributaries, ship- ping companies will not be able .to meet the growing demand. There will be demand for transport for at least cargo tons north of Hay River, N.W.T., this year, up from 000 tons last year, the commis- sion said. Ships and barges would have a capacity of tons during the season. "It is therefore possible that there will be insufficient li- censed tonnage available on the system to handle the total de- mand during the 1973 naviga- tion season and if future de- mands exceed the minimum levels forecast, this certainly will be the the commis- sion said. Mac Tug will operate on the Mackenzie for the first time, between Fort Simpson and Tuk- toyaktuk with one tug and one barge. The other companies al- ready are active on tba Mack- enzie system. BARGES INCREASED Lindberg Transport has per- mission to operate on the Mack- enzie and its tributaries, the Hay River and Great Slave Lake with an additional six bar- ges and two tugs. Kaps Transport may- trans- port goods along the Mackenzie, the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean with an additional tug and four barges. Streeper Brothers is authorized to carry cargo along the Mackenzie, Liard and Fort Nelson rivers with one more tug and two more barges. Northern Transportation, a Crown corporation, is allowed to use an additional four tugs and 20 barges to carry traffic along .the Mackenzie and tribu- taries and Lake Athabasca, and the Great Bear and Great Slave lakes. The commission said the existing Mackenzie fleet didn't meet demand in 1972. There was growing demand annually for supplying communities, oil and gas exploration and con- struction of the Mackenzie Highway. If gas and oil pipelines are built, there will ba demand for transporting about 3.8 million tons, the commission said. But that would be spread over at least three years for each pipe- line. H. H. Griffin, one of threa commissioners on the case, dis- sented with the main commis- sion ruling on Lindberg Trans- port. He agreed with decisions on the other licence appli- cations. Mr. Griffin said there is no evidence, to justify giving Lind- berg a large increase frora its present licensed territory be- tween Fort Providence and In- uvik on the Mackenzie. The traffic was being handled ade- quately by other carriers. VEITCH AND THE GAMES. Denny Veitch, executive director of the 1973 Canada Summer Games; lost his right arm as a boy. .But he has done a lot of incredible things. In Week- end Magazine this Saturday, Andy. O'Brien talks to Veitch about the Games and the handicaps he has overcome. Watch for this article. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE Final Week! CRAZY DAYS SAVINGS last'till Saturday only! BEAVER PLYWOOD 'D' SPRUCE SHEATHING Sanded One-Side Fir Do the job right with this economical ply- Just the panel for all those home, farm and cottage fix-up projects. CRAZY DAYS VALUES 4'x 8'x 4 .29 Use this quality, sanded panel for any building, remodelling or industrial job." EACH 4' x 8' x Each 4.98 Chargei or open a Haity fewer Itrigel tfttma FOR YOUR WAUS MAHOGANY PANELS I CRAZY DAYS VALUES 4'x Each 4'x 8'x Each 5 .95 EACH 9.60 12.45 Budget priced to you con do it yourself end CRAZY DAYS VAUJE COLORED NAILS, pkg. 89e m For Your Floors "OZITE" Carpet wide Gold, red, green CRAZY DAYS VALUE SPRUCE LUMBER Beaver has everything you need to make' it on your own. CRAZY DAYS VALUES lie 21 Vic 39c Jt ft. 2" x 4" per Jin. ft 2" x 6" per Jin. ft. 4'' x A" per Jin. It. 3 Ave. and 17 St. S. Ph. Open Men. thru fri. a.m. to p.m. Sot. a.m. to 5 p.m. For "Crazy Days" Values! ;