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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY 85. The Lethbtidge Herald VOL. LXIV No. 194 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES Astronauts zero in on the moon CAUGHT This blue heron attempted to make a nighf landing through telephone wires over a marsh near Logan, Utah, and hanged himself. Supermarkets asked to use unit pricing OTTAWA (CP) Nine major supermarket chains have been asked by Consumer Affairs Minister Ron Basford to initiate unit per pound or then" stores. Mr. Basford said in an interview Wednesday that at least one, Canada Safeway Ltd., is a subsidiary of a chain that now uses unit pricing in its United States stores. Unit pricing, now used in most stores on items such as meat or cheese, helps a shopper determine the best buy when an item conies in several sizes. Mr. Basford used two boxes of facial tissue, brought in an Ottawa supermarket, as an example. One box held 67 tissues, me other 111. "Oddly enough, the smaller one is the better he said. The cost, on a unit price formula, was 28.4 cents per 100 tissues for the smaller box against 36.9 per 100 in the larger one. Mr. Basford said unit pricing can help consumers make a better choice on products ranging from cereals to catsup. Consumers were becoming aware of the need for more care in shopping. But awareness wouldn't help if they needed a course in calculus to determine the best buy. Under the new Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, Mr. Basford has the power to legislate research into unit pricing. The power to legislate resides with the provinces. At a federal-provincial conference on consumer af- fairs last May, the ministers endorsed a call on super- markets to experiment with unit pricing. "If there is no response from the chains, I would think provincial ministers might be persuaded to legi- he said. Highest taxes in the East OTTAWA (CP) Go to the Yukon and Northwest Territories for your vacation if you want a holiday, of sorts, from paying provincial sales, gasoline and cigarette taxes. Tlie highest taxes are in the Atlantic provinces and eastern Canada. The only province free of provincial sales taxes is oil-rich Alberta. There is no comparable tax in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, which are not yet provinces, though retail prices are higher there be- cause of transportation charges. A survey of provincial taxes most likely to be felt by travelling vacationers, prepared by CCH Cana- dian Ltd., a tax and business law reporting firm, gives this picture: sales tax is five per cent of retail prices on most goods in Ontario and all Western provinces, except Alberta. It is seven per cent in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, and eight per cent in Prince Ed- ward Island, New Brunswick and Quebec. gasoline tax is 12 cenls a gallon in the Northwest. Territories, 14 in the Yukon, 15 in Alberta, 17 in Manitoba and British Columbia, 18 in Ontario, 19 in Quebec and Saskatchewan, 20 in Now Brunswick, 21 in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, and 25 cents a gallon in Newfoundland. There arc no cigarette taxes in tlie Yukon or Northwest Territories. The tax is seven cents a pack- age of 20 in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Co- lumbia, and eight cents in Manitoba and all central and Eastern provinces except Newfoundland, where it is 10 cents a pack of 20. HOUSTON (AP) The Apollo 15 astronauts, their com- mander a newly-qualified space plumber, zeroed in on the moon with a brief engine burst today and were ready to fire into lunar orbit using a new tech- nique that will require split-sec- ond manual control. The one-second course change manoeuvre at a.m. MST nudged the spaceship onto a more-precise path that will take it within 65 miles of tlie moon's surface later in the day. Scott, who used a wrench Wednesday night to fix a water leak in the cabin, reported: "I Village swept away KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) More than people were killed when floodwaSer swept away a village following a land- slide, reports reaching here today said. The landslide was near the Khenjan Pass in the Hindu Kush Mountains and the water poured down from a natural re- servoir. A search for bodies is continu- ing. Canadian and British Red Cross societies are providing re- lief for thousands of homeless, Afghan Red Crescent Society sources reported. Gang-style shooting at Toronto TORONTO (CP) Three teen-agers were seriously wounded today in what police described as a gangland execu- tion-like shooting in a suburban shopping plaza. A dozen witnesses told police a young man with a handgun lined up three youths "just like an executioner" at a plaza in North York, pumped five bullets" into them and sped off in a car. Dan Gregory, 18, is in critical condition in hospital. Alan Hughes, 19, and Joseph Boni, 18, are in serious condition. Police said the shooting ap- peared to be connected with an argument Thursday night. They said the gunman approached the three victims, who were with two teen-age girls, and de- manded to see a fourth youth. When told the fourth youth was not around the gunman ordered one of the victims to telephone him. Then the gunman lined up the youths and began shooting, po- lice said. Shots fired in Cyprus flareup NICOSIA (AP) Turkisn- and Greek-Cypriots exchanged shots for the first time in four years Wednesday night, it was disclosed today. Turkish-Cypriot police at a checkpoint and the occupants of a Greek-Cypriot military vehi- cle exchanged fire near Kyrenia in northern Cyprus. No casual- tits were reported. The incident follows increased tension in Cyprus during the last few days as a result of mili- tary exercises by both sides. No Herald on Monday The Herald will not publish Monday, Aug. 2, a civic holi- day. Disp y advertising for Wednesday, Aug. 4, must be received by 12 noon Friday. All classified advertising received by a.m. Satur- day will appear in The Herald's Tuesday, Aug. 3 edi- tion. Deadline for classified advertising Wednesday, Aug. 4, will be :s usual, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 Full coverage of holiday weekend news events will be carried in the Tuesday, Aug. 3 edition. guess you can see it was a nice smooth burn." Joseph Alien, the capsule communicator in Mission Con- trol Centre, replied: "We think you're bragging. But you've reason to be. It was a beautiful burn." MILES TO MOON Apollo 15 was miles from the moon, travelling miles an hour. Half an hour later, the astro- nauts jettisoned a 170-pound metal door on an equipment bay at the rear of the spacecraft, firing explosive charges to push in into space at a separation speed of about five miles an hour. The removal of the door, five .feet by 9% feet, uncovered a array of cameras and scientific instruments which Worden will operate in lunar orbit while Scott and Irwin ex- plore the surface. "We felt a little shudder, but not much, Scott remarked as the door kicked away. Allen asked whether they could see the "world's largest lens cap" through the window. Irwin reported it was tumbling as he took pictures of it. As the astronauts make their close approach to the moon they will execute a new engine igni- tion procedure to shoot into orbit. The procedure is necessary to bypass a short circuit that de- veloped in the engine system shortly after Apollo 15 was launched from Cape Kennedy on Monday and on Ihe moon-land- ing mission. Astronaut Richard Gordon, commander of the Apollo 15 backup crew, worked out the technique in a computer-driven simulator here and passed on instructions to Apollo 15 Wednesday night. "It sounds like you've done a lot of deep thought on Scott radioed Mission Control. First trial of the procedure was set for p.m. MST today when Apollo 15 was to sweep behind the back side of the moon and fire into orbit about 70 miles above the sur. face. The short is in one of two electrical circuits which the as- tronauts can use to ignite the thrust engine on their command ship, Endea- vour. INDICATES ARMING It indicates the firing mecha- nism on on- bank has been armed and that the use of a computer to fire the engine might ignite it prematurely. Mission Control does not believe the engine actually is armed, but it isn't sure and doesn't want to take chances. The second circuit is in good condition, but at least six more firings of the engine are planned, and to use the second bank for all six might cause it to deteriorate. DAVID SCOTT space plumber JAMES IRWIN moomvalkcr ALFRED WORDEN cameraman Battle in ines drawn doctor rift RALPH LOFFMARK under fire VANCOUVER (CP) The British Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons will draw its battle lines tonight in the wake of Health Minister Ralph Loffmark's newly-ac- quired power to say in which provincial hospitals doctors may practise. Dr. W. G. McClure, registrar of the college, said Wednesday night a cross-section of 35 doc- tors has been called to a special meeting to give then- opinions on the government order. Dr. McClure spent most of Wednesday with the college's legal counsel, but he said it is too soon to say what legal ac- tion, if take. any, the doctors will Plan opens control doors for Canadian securities Mr. Loffmark, at a news con- ference to outline the unique or- der-in-council passed by the B.C. cabinet Tuesday, said he will use his power with caution to give a better distribution of doctors throughout the province. Dr. McClure says the health minister will get the .opposite result. Mr. Loffmark said the order was issued because of embar- rassment caused to B.C. by a large number of doctors coining from other provinces and con- centrating in major centres such as Vancouver, Victoria and the Okanagan. in professional affairs, which also poses a danger to other professions and the public they serve. Dr. L. 0. Bradley, executive director of the Canadian Council of Hospital Accreditation, said the action should be reconsi- dered because it will inevitably lead to loss of control of cara quality. CHECK QUALITY He explained that under the- present system, which operates throughout North America, hos- pital a commit- tee of staff a close check on the quality of care administered by doctors using the hospital. "If you don't have local peo- le for moni- now toe hell can the cab- sPot sam- MONTREAL (CP) A com- mittee representing the Cana- dian securities industry an- nounced today recommenda- tions aimed at giving Canadians control of the industry without undue hardship on companies now controlled by non-residents. The committee was set up to study the original recommenda- tions of a committee, headed by Trevor Moore of Toronto, which Forest fire threatens microwave FORT NELSON, B.C. (CP) A forest fire in northern British Columbia threatens to cut com- munications to the Yukon and Alaska. The fire, which by Wednesday had burned more than acres of sprues 135 miles north of Fort Nelson, is within two miles of a microwave tower handling telephone and armed forces communications circuits to the North. The inferno is within five miles of the Liard Hot Springs Lodge where about 50 persons are staving. presented its report in May, 1970. The recommendations were endorsed hy the Toronto, Van- couver, Montreal and Canadian stock exchanges and by the In- vestment Dealers Association of Canada. The committee recommended that the "fundamental conclu- sions of the Moore report be ac- cepted with some variations in tlie area of non-resident owner- ship." The Moore report recom- mended that there be a 25-per- cent ceiling on non-resident in- vestment in a Canadian securi- ties firm, with not more than 10 per cent with any one non-resi- dent investor. It also recommended that a non-resident securities firm should not be permitted to ac- quire an interek in a Canadian firm. Seen and dec J Boy returns SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) While searchers combed an In- dian reserve, a missing 10- year-old boy returned Thursday to the church camp from which he wandered off nearly 24 hours earlier. Todd Colwait, who authorities say has a speech defect and can become hyperactive w i t h o u t medication, w a s discovered missing early Wednesday. About town COMMUNITY MINDED Bill McDougald manag- ing, for the fifth time in a row, to fit another meeting into his six-meeting-a-week schedule Tom Band ex- plaining the intricacies of the game of lawn darts L. D. MacLean commenting he was unable to break the city speed limit on a bicycle, not even a 10-speed. The comrnittee, however, adopted a minority report on this point which stated that if more than one non-resident se- curities firm is a shareholder then they must not be related. These firms also would have to have their main centres of business in different countries and any non-resident securities firm which has an interest in the Canadian firm would have to do all its Canadian business through that Canadian firm. Reporters were told the pur- pose of the recommendations is to open the door for Canadian control of Canada's securities companies and that they would not impede the flow of capital in any way. CONTROL BY CANADIANS The principal recommenda- tions of the Moore project, adopted by the committee, were: the securities industry as a key sector of the Canadian economy should be controlled by Canadians. there be more liberal financing regulations for Cana- dian securities firms to enable them to raise outside capital from approved investors. In particular, the report recom- mended that 40 per cent of the capital of the securities firm could be obtained from the pub- lic, provided all investors are approved by the self-regulatory bodies and that no one outside investor has more than a 10- per-cent ownership interest. securities firms in Canada should not have their shares traded publicly. Applications for medical ap- will te referred to Ple benl? responsible him "in order to guarantee a tor'21 fairer distribution of doctors throughout the province." SERTO RURAL AREAS He also said young graduating doctors should be prepared to spend some tune in rural prac- tices. Dr. McClure, however, main- tained that B.C. is so dependent on other provinces and coun- tries for its doctors that the government order will probably create a shortage of doctors ev- erywhere hi B.C. "We can't hope to attract doc- tors to B.C. when the big ques- tion mark of whether or not they will get hospital privileges is hanging 'over their heads. They will be leery of coming here." B.C. doctors opposed to Mr. Loffmark gained support from Canadian Medical Association headquarters in Ottawa, where a spokesman said the regulation is "unique in Canada and proba- bly unique in North America." He said the measure can only be seen as political interference Predicts socred victory RED DEER (CP) Bob Russell, leader of the Alberta Liberal party, said Wednesday night the Aug. 30 provincial election "will be a quiet one" with the Social Credit party winning. The liberal party has nomi- nated nine candidates for elec- tion among the 75 seats in tha new legislature. Mr. Russell said in an inter- view the main issue in the election for the Liberals will be jobs and "quality of life." This would offer an alterna- tive to the program called by the Social Credit party and the Progressive Conservatives, who are offering similar pro- grams, he said. Mr. Russell was disappointed with Conservative leader Peter Lougheed for not taking a firm stand on any important issues. He added that 18-year-olds, voting for the first time in a provincial election, will not make much difference to the outcome because "the large majority of young people don't come out and vote." Standing in the legislature at dissolution was Social Credit 54, Conservatives 10 and one seat vacant. China won't become super power Plague of mice BRISBANE, Australia (Rou- ter) A plague of mice has hit the small farming community of Proston about 200 miles from Brisbane. They have been at- tacking farm crops and local residents swear even Ihe ground shakes as (he mice run through their maze of. underground tun- nels. TORONTO (CP) Chinese Premier Chou En-lai says China is not interested in becoming a super power and is against sending troops abroad. China is committed to the task of economic development and has produced nuclear weap- ons only in the hope that the end of the nuclear monopoly held by the hig powers will lead to the complete prohibition of such weapons, he adds. The p r c m i e r 's comments were made in Peking July 2 during a public conversation with Canada's trade minister, .lean-Luc Pcpin. A transcript of the conversation was broadcast Wednesday night on the CBC radio network. During the meeting the two men discussed China's role in the modern world, the cultural revolution, government organi- zation in China, Canadian prob- lems and trade between their two countries. Tlie premier said lhat as a so- cialist country China's economy "is still rather weak our industrialization is still rather backward the mech- anization of agriculture is even more backward." He said while China will de- velop "we will absolutely not become a super power." "You may ask, 'Why does China want to produce nuclear We'll do that to break down the nuclear monop- oly, to break down the nuclear blackmail." The premier said China had made it clear it would never be the first to use nuclear weap- ons. Concerning Canada, Premier Chou said: "It is not an easy thing for a nation of 20 million to live side by side with a nation of 200 million. You will need strong will and patience." Prof. Allen one of three analyists interviewed on the radio program following the premier's remarks, said Chou carefully ducked Mr. Pcpin's question on whether the cultural revolution of 1966-68 was planned. ACTION 'ANTICIPATED' Premire Chou replied in part: I can only say that in the general orientation, we had an- ticipated." Prof. Whiting, of the Univer- sity of Michigan who was with the American consulate general in Hong Kong during the cul- tural revolution, called Premier Chou "one of the most skilled politicians in the world." Chester Ronriinfi, former Ca- nadian ambassador to China, said he agreed with Premier Chou's remarks that it is neces- sary for Chinese .scientists to work with and undcrsland Uio Deoole. ;