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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, July II, 1973 THE IETHBR100E HERALD Major split in labor ranks looms OTTAWA (CP) The com- try's second-largest union and the Canadian Labor Congress (CLC) are meeting today to thrash out dispute that could, ff unresolved, lead to a major split In the labor movement.. The Canadian Union of Public Employees the largest all-Cana- dian union, has threatened to stop its annual per capita pay- ments of to the con- gress unless a satisfactory agreement is reached over affi- liation of provincial public ser- vants. Failure to pay the per capita fees for three months would lead to automatic suspension of tile union from the thing that some officials see as a "very real possibility." The issue to be resolved is whether the union was granted exclusive jurisdiction over affi- liation of the provincial employ- ees. CUPE officials say (bey were granted jurisdiction by the con- gress over afl provincial public employees some years ago. Most of the union's members are employed by hospitals, mu- nicipalities and school boards but there are some provincial workers in its ranks. The conflict arose as some groups of provincial public ser- vants, notably from Alberta, Prince Edward Island and New- foundland, made moves to affil- iate with the congress as indi- vidual unions. Although CUPE spokesmen say these groups must merge exclusively with their union, CLC officials maintain provin- cial workers who want to join the congress should be per- mitted to affiliate directly. A solution to the issue must be given two-thirds support by members of the 33 members of the CLC executive council. CUPE already has gained support from two other unions representing public the Public Serv- ice Alliance of Canada, which represents federal employees, ixplofc Rugged Western Boots... 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China revalues its currency HONG KONG (Renter) China today revalued its cur- rency against the Hong Kong dollar, which is pegged to the United States The Bank of China announced that Ihe rate of exchange would be 36.11 yuan for Hong Kong, compared with the pre- vious rate of, 38 yuan. The Bank of China controls China's currency, which is not freely convertible. During the current dollar crisis, the rate of the U.S. dol- lar against the Hong Kong dol- lar has sunk to the lowest agreed rate. The Hong Kong government has intervened to support the U.S. dollar. and the British Columbia Government Employ- ees' Union. The B.C. group was the only one affiliated with the CLC be- fore CUPE was formed in 1963. CUPE officials say they Have support from other individual members of the CLC executive council. Many CUPE officials refer to provincial groups such as Civil Service Federation of scorn- fully, regarding them as Httie more than social dubs rather than unions. The provincial association would be "cloaked with respect- ability" if admitted as separate unions to the CLC, one man said recently. Agriculture show stays CALGARY (CP) Stam- pede president George Craw- ford has denied there is any intention to eliminate the agri- culture show from the exhibi- tion. A Stampede official said ear- lier future agriculture shows would be held on dates apart from the regular Stampede, possibly in the winter, to re- lieve congestion. "We are exploring ways of improving, and increasing the participation by the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede ia the agriculture Mr. Crawford said. "There is no suggestion by any of our administration to diminish the important tion it already holds, ture will play a greater rote thsn ever in future Stam- pedes." STILL SELLING FOR LESS! STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd Street 5. Phone 327-3024 Apple juice caused bear to attack? BANFF (CP) An open tin of apple juice might have led to a bear's attack on two campers in the re- gion near Banff on June 30, regional wildlife officer L. B. Johnson said Tuesday. He said investigation has es- tablished that EVlyne Leach, 19, of Olds, brought-a tin of apple juice into a small tent about half an hour before the incident. The smefi of the juke, he said, probably caused the bear to investigate the tent and then, alarmed by movement within, to claw Ms occupants. MJss Leach and Ernest Arndt, 21, of Brooks, were sent to hospital with severe lacera- tions to the head and the body. They were released July 5 and expected to make a full re- covery, a hospital spokesman said. (HI firms subpoenaed LOS ANGELES (AP) Five major United States oil com- panies said Tuesday they, have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury here to produce documents concerning gasoline prices and marketing. The subpoenas were issued to Standard Oil Co. of California, Atlantic Richfidd Co., Union Oil Co. of California, Shell OH Co. and Texaco, Inc. Spokesmen for the companies said the subpoenas were re- ceived Monday. A spokesman for the U.S. at- torney's office here declined comment on the investigation, saying only: "We neither con- firm nor deny the existence of any grand "It appears to be a contin- uation of an investigation started last said a spokesman for Atlantic Rich- field. The Los Angeles Times said Tuesday the grand jury bad asked for documents including diaries, appointment books and confidential files kept by corpo- rate executives. The inquiry was to cover ac- tivities of the companies in Cal- ifornia, Oregon, Arizona, Wash- ington and Nevada. The grand jury also was said to be looking into exchange agreements under which oil companies produce gasoline for rival firms which lack a re- finery to serve certain areas. 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