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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta f Says he lied Herbert Porter, a Nixon campaign lieutenant, tells the Senate Watergate committee he lied under oath at the Watergate trial and admitted it to federal prosecutors last April after being told "the President directed everybody to tell the truth." Porter said he gave perjured testimony about the purpose of given to Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy. Furniture prices won't dip MONTREAL (CP) Con- sumers watching their budgets may have to wait to purchase new furniture if present trends continue, says Rene Cimon, former president of the Quebec Furniture Manufacturers' Asso- ciation. "The cost of lumber has risen between 50 and 100 per cent over the last 18 Mr. Cimon added. "Depending on the lumber content of each item, furniture prices will in- crease from eight to 20 per cent by August." Mr. Cimon said that, while the over-all consumer price in- dex jumped 13 per cent during last three years, furniture costs have risen only seven per cent in the same period. Mr. Cimon resigned as presi- dent of the association last month and was succeeded by Roger Rougier, former vice- president. Mr. Cimon is presi- dent of Cimon Ltd., a furniture manufacturing company. He attributed this lag in price increase to factors within the industry: "Improved methods increased production which ab- sorbed costs." Mr. Cimon warned, however, that manufacturers could no longer continue to offset costs. "Right now we're being pushed against the wall, pushed into a position where we can't com- pete with other industries." He said the industry fears being knocked out of the mar- ket and, as a result, it has made numerous efforts to cut costs and transportation, find substitue materials, new meth- ods of production and new prod- ucts. Mr. Cimon, said the associa- tion represents 150 members responsible for the manufac- ture of between 75 and 80 per cent of all furniture in Quebec. STEMS FROM SHORTAGE He said the present crisis re- sults from a lumber shortage, and added that two factors have brought the shortage about. Hardwood trees such as elm, maple and birch are contin- uously felled but never replaced by saplings. Hardwoods take 80 to 125 years to mature in Que- bec's climate. As a result, the supply is rapidly dwindling, and nothing is being done: "Quebec has no reforestation policy where these trees are con- cerned." The second reason, and the most important, Mr. Cimon said, is the export of about one- hatt of Quebec's 200 million board feet cut each year. A board foot is 12 inches square by one inch thick. "And last year, all Quebec's select maple went to Japan where it was used to make bowling alleys lanes." Mr. Cimon said that the Japa- nese paid far more for the lum- ber than Quebec mianuf acturers had in the past. "If we'd known it was going to leave the coun- try, we would have matched their prices." BLAMES SYSTEM The present allocation system for lumber was also blamed. Pulp and paper manufacturers get first choice for the prov- ince's lumber but "they take care of themselves, cut down the wood they need, then give hardwood to the local farmers. The association has tried to alert the provincial govern- ement to its plight, but to no avail. "We're told we can't have a quota because this would be set- ting a precedent. But the pulp and paper industry already has one. "We'x'e had inetrviews with the government and we've pre- sented briefs. But all they do is scream at us about employ- ment." Mr. Cimon said it takes five men to process one tree but only one man to cut it for ex- port in it's raw state. It thus stands to reason that, the more raw materials exported, the more unemployment goes with it, he said. "How long can we keep ex- porting our raw materials and keep alive? We're just selling our raw material and watching people sell it back to us as fin- ished products." Deep freeze birth method produces calf Zip over to see your friends, down to the store, or head out Into the clean country air! Here's Honda's CT70, great first bike for any member of the family. So easy to handle, even if you've never been on a motorcycle beforel Smoke-free gine like the big bikes. Automatic clutch. Loaded with safety features. Trouble-free, economical and safe for any rider. While you're at your Honda dealer, see Honda's new ST90 or SU70. At your dealer now. Yes! Yay can handle a Honda! model DISTRIBUTED BY: CLARKE SIMPKINS HONDA 760 Alderbridge Way, Richmond, B.C. H3-6A LETHBRIDGE HONDA CENTRE SALES SERVICE 7117 2nd Ave. S. 327-1119 Southern Largest and Mott ICHARGEXl Motorcycle Dealer CAMBRIDGE, England (Reu- ter) Scientists have produced the first large animal to be born from a deep-frozen em- bryo. A bull calf was born Thurs- day to a cow which had re- ceived an embryo previously placed in suspended animation for a week at temperatures of almost 424 degrees below zero, fahrenheit. Previously only mice have been born by this method. The cow which gave birth to the Hereford calf was not its mother. The egg from which the embryo was formed was fertilized by artificial in- semination and taken from an- other cow nine months ago. A spokesman for the agricul- tural research council said the calf was healthy but said it was too early to judge whether the technique was likely to cause genetic changes. "It will be necessary to follow the progeny of calves born from frozeen embryos over several geneisHons before this can be claimed with any he said. Scientists say the deep-freeze birth method could eventually prove of great value in live- stock breeding since stocks of valuable eggs could be retained long after the parent animals are dead. Sunday paper VANCOUVER (CP) A group of Vancouver business- men has announced plans to publish a Sunday newspaper, the Vancouver Post, by Septem- ber. Hotelman Frank Bernard. John McDonald, lawyer and for- mer federal Progressive Con- servative candidate, and Paul Oborne, owner of WEB Press Ltd., are among the principals, pftb others to be named later. Beef boycott bump, not prices By THE CANADIAN PRESS Using boycotts to bring down beef prices is about as tough a Job as trying to get through a shoeleather steak with loose dentures. Two months after a loosely- organized boycott of beef, On- tario consumer resistance has weakened and unpalatable higher prices continue. Women who led boycotts in a number of centres agree that the move was a. failure because prices have continued to climb. They say the one good effect has been a growing consumer awareness of the higher prices. A spokesman for one market chain in Toronto said there was no drop in the vol- ume of beef sales during the boycott. A spokesman for another chain said there was a dip in volume during the boycott and there still is some consumer re- sistance to beef but this now is because of higher prices. COST 6-8 CENTS MORE Margaret Rouble, president of the Toronto-based Women Against Soaring Prices, said in an interview that beef cuts dropped an average of four cents a pound during the boy- cott but they now cost six to eight cents a poundjnore. "That wouldn't sound like the boycott did any she said. "But it got a Tot of publicity which alerted many other con- sumers to the higher prices." Mrs. Rouble has given up on meat boycotts and is hoping the new federal prices review board will help bring prices into line. She said the boycott organ- ized by her 45-member group lacked enough planning to be effective. Joanne Fisher of Courtright, Ont., also feels the boycott flop- ped. She and two other women received no offers of help in their campaign. "I lost 15 pounds in three days and the only support I would give to another boycott would be she said. WOMEN LIKE SHEEP "The women are like a bunch of sheep. They keep on buying their meat and complaining about the price as they walk out of the supermarkets." She is trying to combat high prices with freezer orders and says housewives should be taught more about buying and preparing food. Mrs. Rouble, meanwhile, doesn't eat beef on Tuesdays and Thursdays and has turned her group's attention to rising rents. Gus Pahnos, senior vice-presi- dent of Loblaws, said "we ac- tually had an increase" in vol- ume of beef sales during the boycott week. He said that "any fanatical approach" such as a boycott is not successful in lowering prices because producers do not send their steers to market, which drives prices up. He said food "is still one of the best bargains in and the only solution to price increases is good government controls on Import tariffs and quotas. Ches Wilcox, meat merchan- dising manager for Dominion Stores, said the week-long boy- cott In April still has some spill- over due to consumer aware- ness of higher prices but the volume of beef sales has been maintained. He said beef prices are con- tinuing to climb because Cana- dian retailers are cometing on an international market for meat. HAIR-FLAIR Beauty Salon 503 7th St. S. PHON6 328-0197 Saturday, June 9, 1973 THI LETHMIDOE HERALD WELSH ORIGIN There are about people of Welsh origin in Canada. BELGIAN NAME .was named after Waterloo, Belgium. UNIVIKSIIY Oh-CALGARY SENATE NOMINATIONS Nominations are now open to fill vacancies In the elected category of the Senate of The Uni- versity of Calgary. At the present time there is one vacancy In each of the following geographic designations: CALGARY-includes Airdrie DRUMHEiLER-includes Morrin, Delia, Youngstown, Oyen, Empress and Carbon LETHBRIDGE-includes Picture Butte, Taber, Stirling, Raymond, Warner, Milk River, Courts, Magrath, and Coal dale Canmore, Exshaw, Cochrane and Morley The term of office Is for three years and personi wishing to present a candidate should obtain a nomination form from: R. S. Kenny, Senate Executive Secretary, 112 Arts Building, The University of Calgary, CALGARY, Alberta T2N 1N4 Nominations close June 25, 1973 Gulf Service Centre A Lethbridge, June 16 Come and Meet .-at >s it It's the official opening of the new Gulf Servico Centre and there'll be lots of action. Free draws throughout the day. (Draw tickets available at the Centre) Music v A free rose for the first 500 ladies. Free balloons and running shoe key chains. Pictures autographed by Wayne and Shuster Coffee, Cokes and donuts for all. So plan to be there to join in the fun. And get in on the good values. See you there from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and from 2 p.m. to p.m. SERVICO MEANS SERVICE This new Gulf Servico Centre is one of the steps in Gulf Canada's program of offering increased service and an expanded product line in communities throughout Western Canada. The Centre includes service bays com- pletely equipped to service cars, trucks and tractors, and a retail centre emphasizing cuto. motive and agricultural supplies. Propane bottle filling is also available. (ACROSS FROM THE STOCKYARDS) PHONE 328-9228 Come to where the Good ;_ Values are. Come to Gulf. ;