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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta inursoay, juni 7, Itfj me LtinMiivuE HEKALU Looks through telescope Egypt's President Anwar Sadat looks through a telescope during his visit to one le frontline positions in Sinai. Egyptain War Minister, Gen. Ahmed Ismail is at of the right background. English No. 1 language OTTAWA (CP) For 67 per cent of Canadians, the language most often spoken at home is English. For 25.7 per cent, it is French. Figures released Wednesday by Statistics Canada, based on the 1971 census, show Italian in third place at 2.2 per cent and German in fourth place at one per cent. No comparative figures for previous years are available since the 1971 census was the first to ask what language is most often spoken at home. English and French were the two most common languages in all provinces but the four west- ern ones. In Manitoba, French and Ger- man tied for second place at four par cent, while English was 82.6 per cent. In Saskatchewan, the per- centages were English 89.8, Uk- rainian 2.7, native Indian 2.4, German 1.9 and French 1.7. Energy shortage group to tour OTTAWA (CP) The New Democratic Party announced formation of a study group Wednesday to tour the country and focus attention on what it calls a looming energy shortage in Canada. The group will meet with a series of premiers, cabinet min- isters and energy experts across Canada over the next month, NDP Leader David Lewis told a news conference. Its goal will be to review the party's own energy policies and pressure the minority Liberal government into adopting an adejquate and clearly-defined national policy on energy. Mr. Lewis said Canada has plenty of resources to meet its own energy needs but is being dragged into the United States energy crisis because the gov- ernment refuses to take neces- sary action. "Gasoline Is being shipped Something It Happening At KKLSTOK Don't Miss The Savings During Revelstoke's POST GRAND OPENING SALE Many bargains Through-out the Store! 3rd r-hon. 327-5777, 327-5111 Mftn., Wed., Fri. and Sat. a.m. to p.m. Thunday Only a.m. to p.m. FREE DELIVERY "CHARCEX" COMPANIES LTD. out of the country at a stagger- ing rate." In the first four months of 1973 alone, the U.S. bought 30 million gallons of gasoline from Canada, almost double the 17 million gallons purchased for all of 1972, hee said. The NDP already has pro- posed a three-point program to protect Canada against reper- cussions from the energy crisis in the U.S. It includes controls on gaso- line exports, which the govern- ment is considering, a two-price system for domestic and export oil products, and removal of the Ottawa Valley line which di- vides Canada into two energy markets, the east served by for- eign supplies and the west by domestic resources. Crude oil exports were re- stricted by the government in Feebruary. The NDP study group will be chaired jointly by Max Salts- man (Waterloo-Cambridge) and T. C. Douglas (Nanaimo-Cow- ichan-The Islands) and includes six other members of the party's Si-member caucus: Wally Firth (Northwest Terri- Ran Harding (Kootenay John Harney (Toronto Scarborough Bill Knight Lorn Nystrom (Yorkton-Melville) and Cyril Symes (Sault Ste. The Alberta percentages were English 90.8, German 1.8, Uk- rainian 1.7, French 1.4 and Na- tive Indian 1.3. The British Columbia per- centages were English 92.8, Chi- nese and German 1.3, Italian 0.8 and French 0.5. Percentages for other prov- inces: Newfoundland: English 99.1, French 0.4. P.E.I.: English 95.7, French 3.9. Nova Scotia: English 95.5, French 3.5. New Brunswick: English 67.9, French 31.4. Quebec: French 80.8, English 14.7, Italian 1.8. Ontario: English 85.1, French 4.6, Italian 3.6, German 1.1. Percentages for all other lan- guages were under one per cent. Nationally, the complete Sta- t i s t i c s Canada percentage breakdown was English 67, French 25.7, Italian 2.0, German 1.0, Ukrainian 0.7, native Indian 0.6, Chinese and Greek 0.4, Pol- ish and Portuguese 0.3, Hun- garian and Dutch 0.2, Croatian, Serbian and related languages 0.1, and other languages 1.1. Student threw pie in face of teacher NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. (CP) A provincial court judge Tuesday fined a New Westminster high school student for throwing a pie in his principal's face. Stanley Ferguson, 17, was charged with common assault against Ricciotti Marcuzzi, after the incident at the school. The youth said other students had dared him. "You were led around by the Judge T. L. Steele told Ferguson, who pleaded guilty. "I am going to fine you or 14 days and put you on pro- bation for six the judge said. "The only term of the proba- tion will be that you will write a letter of apology to the princi- pal, and you will bring it to me to read first, by June 20." Pompidou in 'good form' claims French official PARIS (AP) President Georges Pompidou is in "ex- cellent the government spokesman said Wednesday, de- nying persistent rumors that the 61-year-old president is gravely ill. Talking to reporters after the weekly cabinet meeting pre- sided by Pompidou, Joseph Comiti said the president com- plained that press speculation about his ill health had "ex- ceeded all limits." "Speaking not only as govern- ment spokesman but also as a physician, I can say that the president is in excellent Comiti said. He did not say whether he ex- a m i n e d Pompidou profes sionally. Comiti reiterated the official TANAKA GREENHOUSES COUTTS HIGHWAY Vi Cart of Drivt-hi 327-4378 SEASON END SPECIAL PRICES Good Selection of Bedding Out Plants explanation that Pompidou suf- fereed a series of flu attacks during the winter that have left him fatigued and forced him to cancel some of his ceremonial engagements. The concentrations plus his sharp gain in weight and gener- ally poor appearance fuelled the speculation of serious illness. PRESIDENT POMPIDOU Farmers urged to boost grain production OTTAWA (CP) are being urged by the govern- ment to abandon traditional seedir.i practices this year in an efcort to boost grain produc- tion. Otto Lang, minister respon- sible for the wheat .board, ad- vised the country's grain fanners Wednesday to "go out and put one more field into bar- ley, rapeseed or wheat" despite the risk of summer heat or early frost damage to late- seeded crops. Most Prairie grain farmers have crops in by mid-June to give plants time to grow enough before the summer heat and possible early fall frosts arrive. Mr. Lang said he appreciates these risks, but "the price out- look for all grains this next crop year (after July 31) is so strong that the returns per acre probably will be though yields from late seed- ings are generally lower." If farmers take his advice and plant an extra field each they also would alter another long-standing of annually switching seeded fields with ones put into summerfal- lovv. This system, known as strip farming, allows farmers to pre- serve moisture on roughly a third to' a half of his land for crops to be planted the follow- ing year. WILL FOLLOW HABIT In a March survey, Statistics Canada indicated that farmers intended to follow closely this habit and plant about 24.3 mil- lion acres to wheat, 12.7 million acres to barley and 3.2 million acres to rapeseed. About 25 mil- lion acres would be left in sum- mcrf allow. The estimates were dramati- cally below what Mr. Lang had said was necessary to meet de- mand. He had urged farmers to plant about 28 million acres to wheat, beef up acreage of other crops, and cut summerfallow acreage to about 20 million. Main reason for the differ- ence was extremely dry weather on the Frames. Farm- ers, coming out of a mild win- ter and faced with dry land, de- cided to keep as much of their farms as possible Into summer- fallow in hopes of better weather and a good crop next year. Heavy spring rains have al- tered this picture, however, and Mr. Lang said "there's plenty of moisture now." He estimated farmers will cut their summerfallow acreage and increase barley and wheat crops. "It wouldn't surprise me if the wheat acreage approaches 26 he said in a newi release. The reason for the govern- ment's concern for a big crop this year is heavy foreign de- mand following droughts in Russia, India, Australia and southeast Asia. JUNE JUBILEE SALE OF FOR THE HAPPY PAIR! Our traditional sofa and two co-ordinated chairs epitomize grace, comfort and beauty and value. Tuxedo styles are designed to blend with and complement most any decor- Surround yourself with Mediterranean luxury in pecan finished wood. Chairs are vinyl cov- ered. Lighted china wilh glass shelves. 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