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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta July 27, THI UTHMIMI HMMO IT Won't pay protection money Gilies Nigrvault has decided to close his restaurant in mid-town Montreal after being threatened with physical harm if he'did not pay "protection" money._______ Canadian peace outfit returns home next week SAIGON (CP) The last Ca- nadian truce observers in the field in South Vietnam arrived here Thursday, leaving the teamsites of the international Commission of Control and Su- pervision (ICCS) to the Hun- garians, Poles and Indonesians. The Hungarians and Poles, who rarely agreed with the Ca- nadians and Indonesians, say the ICCS cannot work with only three countries. In Saigon', the Canadians are on their own, after medical checks, untfl departure for home next Tuesday. In the ICCS officers' mess to- day, men met others they had not seen often during the six months in South Vietnam. "Listen, you Canadians, drinks are on me, courtesy Air shouted one man. "You're a great bunch of guys." Air America is the contractor that provides the aircraft for the ICCS airline, a service that has been operated by Cana- dians. A Victoria naval officer gave Pay increases wiped out by rising living costs OTTAWA (CP) Average weekly nay for four million workers private nearly half toe nation's work force has risen aimost in the last year, but sharply rising living costs virtually wiped out the gam. Latest figures from Statistics Canada showed yesterday that the average weekly cheques climbed in Hay to and was a week above May, 1972. But earlier reported figures on consumer prices showed liv- ing costs in- May were 7.3 per cent higher than the pre- vious May, reducing the pur- chasing power of the average pay cheques by over the That left the average work- er with only in additional purchasing power out of his an- nual wage gain. living costs also went up by nearly one per cent in June, eroding pay cheques even fur- ther. Exactly how much won't be known until June earnings figures are reported. The May wage gain of 05 per week from April more than half wiped out in the same month by a rise- of seven tenths of one per cent in consumer prices that slashed SL12 from the average pay- cheques purchaing power. Tbe government figures on weekly earnings over workers in forestry, mining, manufac- turing, construction, transpor- tation, communications, trade finance, insurance, real es- tate and service industries. They do not include workers in government, agriculture, fishing, trapping, education 'or religious organizations. The report also said there was a rise hi average working hours of about two million em- ployees in mining, manufac- turing and construction. The increase was from 37.0 to 37.4 hours. Average hourly pay in these industries remained at in May, it added. The report on average weekly earnings by province now are: Newfoundland Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec Ontar- io Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia 75; Yukon Northwest Territories up that offer of a drink to sit thoughtfully on a bed lo wonder out loud whether Canada is "coping out." LL-Col. Jay Bangel, a tall man who usually looks down on people with an engaging smile and a quick quip, said se- riously: 'Tve thought about this for a long time." He said that this week South Vietnamese army officials in Pteiku, in the central highlands? held a magnificant party for the men of ICCS Region HI where the colonel had spent the last months. After the party, hj said, the half-dozen Canadians looked at each other and agreed with him that "I feel like a heel." "We wondered whether we were coping he said. Rangel described South Viet- nam as a "beautiful, tragic land" and expressed admiration for the South Vietnamese army. He also expressed sympathy for the army which he said is left at the "mercy of tire Hun- garians and Poles" in the ICCS. He said the only hope for the he said did some for a country such as Canada to be en it. "I'm satisfied that the Cana- dians were objective in their he said. He also said he came to have more understanding of the South Vietnamese army and to have gotten rid of some miscon- ceptions be felt about it before he came. "I thought the armed forces were corrupt, ineffective and needed American support." But now he found that "these are people that do not run, that are not padding their payroll PUBLIC BINGO 16 GAMES JACKPOTS UETHBRIDGE ELKS IODGE ROOM EVERY THURS.-8 p.m. ELDERLY SHOPLIFT TO MAKE ENDS MEET By ROBERT COOPER MIAMI BEACH. Fla. (AP) Rising food prices have forced many retired people living on Fixed incomes to eat fewer meals and some have even resorted to shoplifting food and vitamins, officials said Thursday Social workers and store of- ficials said the situation was particularly acute in Miami Beach, where 61 per cent of the population of 85.000 is aged 63 and over. Max Friedson. 74. chairman of the Congress of Senior Citi- zens, which has 100.000 mem- SEE THE AMAZING 4-WAY VORWERK TM cfeaiw that will cleaning, FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. 1S44 3rd AVt S. TOONE 3274070 CASH BINGO ST. BASIL'S HAll-Cer. 13th St. and 6th Ave. N. FRIDAY, JULY 27th O'CLOCK 4th and 8th Garnet in 7 NUMBERS-12th Game 5 CARDS FOR OR 25e EACH BLACKOUT JACKPOT 52 NUMBERS LUCKY NAME DRAW WORTH IUCKY NUMBER DRAW WORTH WEEKLY NUMBER DRAW WORTH 3 Free Gomel A Dew Persons Under 16 Allowed SPONSORED BT ST. BASH'S MOTS CUM hers in Florida, estimated that some 900 to 1.000 elderly people in Miami Beach "sim- ply cannost make ends meet" are too proud to go on welfare. "They get to a month in Social Security, they can't get on welfare and apartments cost between and a month." Friedson said. "They simply can't do it For a couple, food costs about a month. Some are exist- ine on two meals a day." For rasny the bright spot of the day is a 50-cent meal at a Methodist church in Miami. Fried5on said his organ- ization has had to help with the legal defence of some el- derly persons who hare been cau2M sbcolifting. "Some of the older women Wt little packages of meat in lhtir bras: they steal what they need at the mins, cans of tuna said Frank Corcio. security chief for Grand Union stores. PREFER OUTDOORS VICTORIA (CPi Dave and Dave Tapp, two young graduates of the same Geogra phy class at the University of Victoria, are off to the Yukon prospecting. However, fe not mineral wealth they are after. "Its not much the prospect of money as the way of life that appeals to Dave King said. Go-slow energy policy unacceptable OTTAWA (CP) A secret government document says that a go-slow energy policy aimed at limiting production to domes- tic needs would cause unaccep- table levels of unemployment, decreased economic growth and large losses of foreign in- vestment. paper, prepared by the energy department, also con- tests the widespread view that investment in manufacturing in- dustries promises more job op- portunities than in resource in- dustries. The document is a prelimi- nary draft of the government's report on energy policies, which was tabled in the June 28. But before publication, the. cabinet ordered it rewritten to convey "a more neutral stand on major issues where govern- ment policy has not yet been a leaked cabinet record shows. With the self-sufficiency strategy, it says, "unemploy- ment would be at unacceptable levels." Loss of jobs would total ooo man-years from the employ- ment predicted for present growth rates. "The projections show unem- ployment below the five-per- cent level in only two years, with the over-all average for the decade at a 5.6-per-cent rate. Active government' inter- vention would be necessary to prevent unacceptable unemploy- men. URGES PIPELINE Instead of the neutral view of the published report, the docu- ment argues for an early start on a Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline. "There is some slack in the economy and studies show that such times are opportune for the undertaking of such major resource projects as a Mack- enzie Valley gas pipeline with- out causing strain on the dian economy." In a paragraph completely deleted from the final version; the document attacks "the widely-held premise that the manufacturing sector can be the prime vehicle for creating employment." It notes the argument that world trade in manufactured goods has and will continue to expand at a relatively high rate and that improved com- petitiveness of Canadian manu- facturers would lead to in- creased sates, production ca- pacity and employment "COLLEGE MALL" 2025 MAYOR MAGRATH DR. 324 MAYOR MAGRATH DR. 420 6th STREET S. "DOWNTOWN" Values effective 'til doting Saturday, July 2S; 1973 right to limit quantities FINEST MEATS... GOVT. INSPECTED CANADA GRADE A BEEF CHUCK STEAKS Full Cut Blade Ib. GOVT. INSPECTED SMOKED PICNICS Canada Packers Whole or Shank Half Government Inspected PORK LOIN CHOPS Grain fed, Rib or Tenderloin end cute Ib. BONELESS BARBECUE BEEF ROAST Government Inspected.......Ib. 65 1.49 FRESH FOR FLAVOR... B.C. APRICOTS PLUMS FRESH CORN First of the season Ib. 29 Six varieties, mix ar match. Sweet and juicy 2.ST Canada No. 1 LAUNDRY DETERGENT BOLD 5. 49" .79 5-lb. net wt. (King Size) box........... HOSTESS ASSORTED FLAVOURS POTATO CHIPS net wt. triple pack ALIENS FRUIT DRINKS Asst. varieties.................4i fl. or. tins 1 289 389 IOBIAW AlHNE CLUB ASSORTED FLAVORS SOFT DRINKS 2 10-oz. zip top tins Cose of 24 for I wt. Hin Deposit SALAD DRESSING lob'crws 32 fl. oz. jar 59 PURCHASE ONE 1-lB WCC. Of REGULAR SWIFT'S PREMIUM SKINLESS WIENERS COUPON EFFfCTTVE TH. TUESDAY, JULY 31 dOSING AT MKART ONLY BANQUET CHICKEN, TURKEY. SALISBURY STEAK FROZEN DINNERS t 55 I) McCAIN'S JUUfiNNE FRENCH FRIES 2 99' ;