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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE IETHBRIDCE HERALD Tuosday, July 14, 1970--------------------------------------------------------- Consumer Price Increase Smallest In Two- Years Eaton Criticizes U.S. War Policy OTTAWA (CP) The con sumer price index rose agai last month, but the incrcas from the same month a yea ago was the smallest in more than two years. The Dominion Bureau of Sta tistics reported Monday that its index, based on 1961 prices equalling 100. rose to 129.9 in June from 129.6 in May anc 125.9 in June last year. Last month's increase was mainly due to higher prices for fresh fnu'ts and vegetables Higher rents, notably in Mont- real, also contributed. In percentage terms, the index rose 3.2 per cent in the 12 months from June, 1969, to June, 1970. This is a signifi- cantly slower rate of increase than prevailed last winter, when Alberta Man Draws Horse WINNIPEG (CP) Manitoba Centennial Sweepstake tickets were drawn Monday on the 14 starters in Wednesday's Mani- toba Derby. The ticket on the winning horse is worth with for second place and for third. The remaining 11 ticket hold- ers will divide or about each. Ticket No. A289207 on Fanfre- luche, the morning-line favorite at 7-2 odds, went to P. A. Mac- Askill of 1096 Sirathcona St., Winnipeg. Ticket A813736, held bv Mrs. Daltvedt of 15 Churchill Cres., Lucerne, Que., was drawn for .Dance To Mar- ket at 4-1 odds. Other ticket holders included Tinga Bulldog A240006, Boy Bannerman, H Garden Cres., St. Albert, Alia. 100 Copies plus fax 1269 the index was running 4.6 per cent ahead of a year earlier. Prices last month were higher by 10 per cent or more for pota- toes, tomatoes, celery, turnips and grapefruit. In the case of Canadian-grown produce, prices should be lower when the new crop reaches the market. ELECTRICITY UP Food prices account, for more than one-quarter of the general consumer price index, and hous- ing costs account for almost one-third. Together with higher rents, higher prices prevailed for furniture, utensils and elec- tricity. The health and personal care and tobacco and alcohol indexes remained unchanged last month at and 126.5, respectively. Clothing, transportation and reading and recreation indexes showed small increases. The bureau began early lasl year to compute its index on the base of 19G1 prices equalling 100. On the earlier basis of 1949 prices equalling 100, the inde> was 167.8 last month, compared with 167.4 in May. The index reflects changes in living costs for urban families. [t covers about 300 goods and services which figure large in the spending pattern of families of two to six living in cities with wpulations over and which had, in 1957, annual in- comes ranging from to The average weekly wage paid in manufacturing industry in April was up 7.7 pel- cent from a year earlier. In that 12-month period, the price index rose 4.1 per cent. Since April 1, the consumer price index dipped one-tenth of one per cent in May and rose again by two- tenths'of one per cent in June. Check Border Neiv Auto Pedal Puts Feet Out Of Work LONDON (AP) At last, British motorists have a gadget edicated to absolutely nothing xcept keeping their left feet rom feeling bored and un- eeded. A Manchester company has marketed a pedal for automo- iles with automatic transmis- ipns which leave the left foot rith nothing to do. The pedal nay be pushed in or let and nothing happens except a appier left foot. "People with a touch of ar- iritis find the pedal very help- said its inventor, Charles Austin. "It gives them sorrre- rhere to put their foot "and eeps it active." WASHINGTON (CP) A party of Canadian and Unitec States officials plan an on-the- spot inspection tour of bordei customs operations to assess the effect of President Nixon's new crackdown on illegal drug traf- fic, it was announced Monday. The customs bureau of the treasury department said the July 16-19 tour is designed to permit congressmen and Cana- dian officials to observe how the customs service has imple- mented its supplemental appro- priation of During the first month of in- tensified enforcement activities in June, the bureau seized more than nine tons of marijuana and significant quantities of illicit drugs and arrested1 335 persons. In the same period a year ear- lier, seizures totalled 2V4 tons. Nixon directed the bureau "to nitiate a major new effort to guard the nation's borders and lorts against the growing vol- ime of narcotics1 from abroad." Subsequently, congress ap- >roved the additional funds and customs has recruited and trained about 900 additional agents and inspectors. NAMED MINISTER COPENHAGEN (Reuters) Henry Christensen Monday was named agricultural minister in Denmark's coalition govern- ment, succeeding Peter Larsen who died last week. Like Lar- sen, Christensen is a member of the Liberal party. WASHINGTON (CP) Indus trialist Cyrus Eaton suggcstec Monday that a United S'nles congressional delegation "meel informally in Canada or in France" with representatives ol North Vietnam and others to learn "the facts" about a possi- ble negotiated end to the Viet- nam war. Testifying as a "concerned capitalist" before a joint eco- nomic commitete of Congress, Saton also said the U.S. already s "in the midst of a full-scale recession." And no amount of 'explanatory telecasts" by President Nixon and other ad- ministration spokesmen "will save us from a devastating de- jression unless the war in Southeast Asia is brought to a quick and complete conclusion." Eaton, a native of Pugwash, V.S., who for years has oper- ated his vast industrial empire from Cleveland, Ohio, said: "The allegation that North Vietnam and the provisional revolutionary government o f South Vietnam will not negoti- ate is not in accord with the facts. "I suggest for the Congress' consideration that a small com- mittee of the Senate and House meet informally in Canada or in France with a similar group from North Vietnam and the provisional revolutionary gov- ernment. By so doing they would learn at first hand, as I did, the terms on which this ex- pensive and economically dis- ruptive war may be ended." Eaton, told the committee that France's example in ending of tlie war in Algeria "is the one we should follow." Eaton, 86, said the Nixon ad- ministration was elected "on the strength of a purported but still undisclosed plan" to end the Vietnam war. He noted that three "key fig- ures" of the administration- Nixon, State Secretary William Rogers and Attorney-General John Wall Street lawyers" associated with prob- ems of corporate and municipal iinance. He added: "Their failure to reorganize he portents of impending eco- lomic doom and to conclude the military adventure respon- sible for those portents, even after 18 months in office, is in- credible." In a telegram to Nixon last November, he warned that un- ess there were changes in for- iign policies, "I feel we are leaded for a panic that could destroy the Nixon administra- ion even as the financial deba- cle of 1929 destroyed the politi- :al career of President Herbert CYRUS EATON Lashes Out Trucks Collide Killing Two FALHER (CP) Janine La- course, 31, of Flaher died in lospital as a result of injuries received in a collision of two half-ton trucks near this com- munity in the Peace River area. Joseph Euel, 70, of Giroux- ville. also died in the accident. Confessed Red Goes To Jail ATHENS (Reuters) An Atliens court-martial sentenced a confessed Communist today to six years imprisonment for his alleged part in a plot to over- throw the Greek government: George Tsellios, 52, a clerk, pleaded not guilty to the charges under a 23-year-old anti-sedition law passed to quell a Communist uprising. He was accused of plotting to overthrow the government by force in order to establish a Communist state. Tsellios was among 36 defend- ants who have stood trial before the military court since last Monday. Sentences ranged from two years to life. FRUIT EXPORTS Tonga, the South Pacific's is- land kingdom, derives most of its income from copr'a and ba- nana exports. B.C. Hardest-Hit Region For Industrial Layoffs By HARRY FOELL Canadian Press Staff Writer Premier W. A. C. Benne maintains for the world tha British Columbia is beautifi and booming. But right now tl: >iggest booms are coming frorr he confrontations b e t w e e abor and management. A1 t.h o u g h there are othe major industrial layoffs aeros Canada, B.C. is the hardest-hi province workers ou For insertion week of July 13th FIKP TH BROKEN RULE The Elmer rule broken here is number 1. Show which Elmer rule is being broken above and colour the picture. 2. Fill out entry form.Print clearly, 3. Cut out along dotted lines and mail to address shown. 4. Any Canadian child between 6 and 14 may enter. All entries become property of Elmer Safety Elephant. Judges' deci- sion final. MAIL BEFORE JULY21TO: SAFETY QUIZ BOX 4072, STATION A, TORONTO 1, ONT. NAME. STREET ADDRESS.. City or town AGE Boy.. Girl CANADA SAFETY The lethbridge Herald in the construction industry, an- other threatening to go out in the lumber industry and strike votes reported Saturda from steelworkers and pul workers. Thousands of workers als are idle or expected to be idle i Ontario, mainly in the Toront area, and about in th Montreal area, but in terms o percentage of the labor force i major industries, it is small. In other parts of the country there are virtually no majo layoffs in Alberta, Saskatche- wan, Manitoba, New Brunswick Prince Edward Island and New foundland. Mr. Bennett admits tha B.C.'s economy has been re- duced considerably in recen months and has offered to me diate personally the lumber in dustry dispute. The construction industry has }een idle since mid-April, bu ;he men were expected to re- turn to work this week following an ultimatum by Labor Ministe; 'lle Peterson who threatens o use a section of the B.C abor law which gives the gov- ernment the right to intervene 'in the public interest." PASS STRIKE VOTE Steelworkers in the East Ko- otenays and on Vancouver Is and and pulp workers at Kara- oops and Campbell River ap- proved strike action in Saturday but set no dates. Workers in the B.C. forest in- dustry, members of the Interna- tional Woodworkers of America, are threatening to go on strike n a dispute over a new con- .ract. The last contract expired in June. Earlier this year, forest indus- ry production was hampered >y a strike of towboat workers vhich was settled recently. In the B.C. construction indus- ry, it has been estimated that ayroll losses since April have .mounted to While industrial layoffs in 3.C. are the result basically of disputes, in Eastern Can- da they are the result of busi- ess conditions. Business spokesman in tha 'oronto area say the economy s in a slump and there is pres- ure on the export market be- ause the Canadian dollar was unpegged. Abitibi Paper Co. Ltd. said it ill reduce its white-collar work crce of 300 in Toronto by 10 per ent. Canadian General Electric o. Ltd. also in Toronto, said it as released 100 of 653 workers ecause it has stopped the man- ifacture of turbines. Mack Matraia, business agent T the Amalgamated Clothing 'orkers of America, said many orkers in the garment industry Toronto now arc on shorter crk weeks because of a reces- on in the economy. Massey-Ferguson Industries td. in Brantford, Ont, said lat a general slowdown in the rni implement industry will at more than SCO persons out work July 17 at two combine ssembly plants. But the company said half of cm could be recalled in early eptember, when full production expected to resume. White Farm equipment Co. Ltd. in Braatford laid off more than 200 workers in June. They are due to return July 20 but will be laid off again Aug. 21. The company said the men will probably be recalled early next year. In Kingston, pnt, Du Pont of Canada Ltd. said it will reduce its work force by 75 before the end of this company, which employs about laid off 61 persons in June. Canadair Ltd. in Montreal meanwhile has1 announced it is continuing to lay off workers be- cause of reductions in defence spending by the Canadian and United States governments. The plant, Which normally employs about h'as laid off about this year. The Quebec government says that layoffs across the province are expected in the textile and shoe industry. MORE JOBS In the Ottawa-Hull area, there has been an expansion in em- ployment. A spokesman for the commercial development coun- cil in Ottawa said there was only one major reduction in the work force this year: An under- wear manufacturer moved to smaller premises. The non-government employ- ment level in the Ottawa-Hull area has increased by about 'our per cent since last year and a spokesman for the Quebec Employment Centre said the employment situation in Hull now is better than in most parts of Quebec. The Canadian automobile manufacturing industry also re- lorts an increase in employ- nent after a slowdown earlier his year. Bob Young, spokesman for Chrysler of Canada Ltd., said iroduction now is going at "full ilast." Ford of Canada Ltd. meanwhile expects it will hire another men by October wcause of increasing sales of cars. Two Boys Ride Bikes 850 Miles VANCOUVER fCP) Two 'Oungsters from Edmonton re- tort that cycling through Brit- sh Columbia is fun, except for le hills and stretches of high- vay lacking paved shoulders irough the Rogers Pass. Alfred Schaefer and John 15, arrived here .fter a 16-day, 850-mile cycle ip from the Alberta capital. They left Edmonton June 25 nd were on the road daily ex- ept for a one-day stop-over in algary and a two-day rest at anff. They slept in govern- ncnt campsites, where avaii- blc, or in the backyards of oadside homes. "We'd knock on doors and ex- lain who we were and the peo- le were very nice about Ifred reported. They said the trip to the coast ost them about each. They expect to return by cycle. Help Us Celebrate at the Royal Bank Yourbiggest bonus comes with all the human touches...the important "extras" to PROVE that we give the best service of any bank around. (That's what banking is all about Royal Bankstyle.) 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