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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuexfoy, Ivnt 13, )97? THE LETHBRIDOB HERALD New housing program aimed to help poor buy homes OTTAWA (CP) Urban Affairs Minister Ron Basford un- wrapped a new federal housing program Monday designed to refurbish old neighborhoods and to help Ihe poor buy homes. The legislation, given routine first reading in the Commons, is Hie showpiece of the govern- ment's urban policies and is ex- pected to cost million a year. The proposed amendments to the National Housing Act in- clude proposals to aid munici- palities and local groups lo re- habilitate urban neighborhoods, help homeowners and landlords to improve their properties and provide loans and granls to ena- ble low-income families to move out of public housing and into homes of their own. Subsidies for municipal land assembly projects, housing co- operatives and non-profit hous- ing corporations and expansion of research by Cenlral Mort- gage and Housing Corp. round out the government's proposals. Mr. Basford called the bill "the major tlirust of federal government bousing policies." "It provides new approaches to urgent problems. And it dem- onstrates clearly the commit- ment of the federal government to develop a framework of na- tional housing policies that are not only consistenl wilh today's needs, but which move us more firmly in the direction of the kind of urban future all Canadi- ans want to see." legislation, promised by the government since earlj spring, is the second major bil Mr. Basford has introduced in a month. The Commons gave first read ing May 15 to a bill designed to lure more investment money into the mortgage business. Most of the programs pro- posed in Monday's legislation would be based on agreements lo be worked out with each province. The provinces would be asked lo match many of the grants provided by the federal govern- ment. Retaining existing communi- ties and rehabilitating existing housing described as the key to the new policy. Heart of the legislation is a neighborhood improvement pro- gram, billed as a replacement for the old "bulldozer" urban renewal strategy ond expected to cost million yearly. Funds would be provided for planning of improvements, par- ticipation of local residents in planning, acquisition and clear- ance of land for open space or community facilities and for low-income housing and for building recreation and social centres, including day-care and drop-in centres. Improvement of services such sewage and sidewalks also would be eligible for funds. The program would be oper- ated through the provinces, which would choose the munici- palities to receive aid. The federal government would givs grants to cover half the cost of most of the items, 25 per cent for others. It also would provide loans and ad- vances to municipalities. The province would pay the rest. Linked to the neighborhood improvement programs is the residential rehabilitation assist- ance program to help individual homeowners and landlords res- tore their properties. The government would pro- vide a grant up to matched by the cover improvement costs. The grants would be based on occu- pants' income the smaller the income, the bigger the grant. Supplemental loans at benefi- Followed BallareTs orders TORONTO (CP) Philip Forsdyke, a former trainer with Toronto Marlboros junior hockey team, testified Monday Harold Ballard told him to send team purchase orders to sporting goods firm to buy mo- .lorcycles and olher equipment Eallard's family. Eallard, president of Maple JLeaf Gardens, is being tried on and theft charges totalling Forsdyke said the orders, worth 5883.74, were placed in July, 1905. He testified under protection of the Canada Evi- dence Act which prevents use 01 Ms testimony at any future ac lion. Forsdyke said he might have been "naive" but be followed in- structions as Ballard was his employer. The Crown alleges Ballard was responsible for the pur- chase of motorcycles and other equipment for his son, using Gardens funds. It also alleges that improvements to Ballard's residence and summer were improperly charged to the Gardens. The trial it in its fourth week cial interest rates would also avilable. MUST SIGN AGREEMENT Landlords gelling aid musl cnler a rent-control agreement and show lhat benefits arc wing passed on to tenants. Cosl of dial program is projected at million in loans ami million in grants. With a few such as rural and these funds would go only for housing in neighborhood imrpovement program areas. A third program, would provide low-interest, long-term loans, plus grants matched by the provinces, to low-income families to buy Iheir own homes. The granls would be geared lo plan is intended lo reduce the demand for publicly-subsidized housing. It is. expected to cost million a year. COULD BORMOVV COSTS In a fourth program, nonprofit housing corporations, providing houses to Hie elderly and other groups, could borrow 100 per cent of Iheir costs from Ihe government. They now lo 95 per cent. The government would pro-v'de grants of .ip to 10 per cent of the project costs, the grants lo be matched by the province.1 The loans are expected to total million and grants million. A fifth program would allow co-operative housing active moslly in Western Canada and the Atlantic (o buy existing houses and improve the properties they already own. Co-operatives now get federal money only to build new houses. A sixlh program enlarges existing land-assembly provisions, pcrmitling municipalities and provinces to buy non-residential land needed for community planning and uses related to housing' That ia aimed at by I wo PC Ho res wi prc as the ing soaring land prices caused by private speculation. Easier financing privileges would also be allowed. Th e seven! h p rogram won Id permit Central Mortgage anrl Housing Corp. to take on more research and experimentation new housing ideas, and provide money for groups such as Metis and Indians to start their own "self-help" programs. THIS IS THE MAIN REASON COMPETITION GIVES YOU THEIR STEEL-BELTED At a tire and up, Uniroyal thinks ynu should have more reasons. U niroyal wasn't the first to introduce steel- belted tires in Canada. Or even the second. We held off because something was both- ering us. Especially our engineers. And that was, "how do you make a steel- belted tire that'll do everything it should, with- out giving a harsh, stiff The answer, months and months later, is the Uniroyal Intersteel. And it was worth wait- ing for. Because it's considerably different than everybody else's steel-belted tire, and as a result, we believe considerably better. Our construction vs.Hieirs. In one respect, all steel-belted tires are the same. They all have steel belts (in mesh form) running around the circumference of the tire. Among other things, these steel belts pro- vide superb 'hazard protection'.' That is, they make it very difficult for nails, broken bottles and general highway debris to penetrate through the steel and puncture the tire. And that's obviously, all to the good. What isn 't so good or obvious, is that steel, being the stiff material it is, can cause a tire to ride somewhat harshly and noisily (especially at speeds under 45 m.p.n.) Even more so, we believe, when the steel bolls are applied directly against the tread. So we didn't build the Uniroyal Intersteel like anybody else's tire. The cutaway section of our tire will show what makes us different. We "sandwiched" our steel belts between two layers of polyester. So steel isn t jammed right up against the tread. It's cushioned from the tread by a polyes- ter layer. And from the carcass of the tire by second polyester layer. Tread. Polyester. Steel. Polyester. Instead of just tread, steel, polyester, like everybody else. Comfort. You don't have to be an engineer to see that you're bound to get a more comfortable ride with a tire built like the Intersteel. It's like putting a cushion on a hard chair before you sit on it. You get the benefit of the chair's support plus the comfort of the cushion. As promised, however, there are even reasons tor investing in Intersteels. Performance. The next plus is increased performance. Belts on a tire help prevent a tire from distorting when it's moving. In short, they help keep more rubber on the road and allow the tread to fully perform the way it was designed to. Steel belts do a better job of this than any other material. And in our opinion, Intersteel does the best job of all, thanks to the way it's built. Our polyester layers top and bottom bond our steel belts in place with exceptional firm- ness. Which in turn, helps to hold down the tread even more.The result: Greater steering control. Greater skid control. Better traction. Mileage The Uniroyal Intersteel. The reason you've never seen a tire like it before is because there wasn't one. And in the long run, that's a very important plus. Simply because, it's something else you don't have to worry about- And last but not least, all of this results in increased mileage. Because the less a tire squirms when it's moving (and our steel belts plus the precise con- struction of our polyester plies see to the cooler it runs. And the cooler it runs the longer its chances of lasting longer. Less squirm also means less rubber is likely to scrub off on the road. Which again increases mileage. We set out to give you more reasons for buy- i ngour steel-belted tire thananybodyelse.And we think we've done it. But what's really important, is that we couldn't have, if some stubborn engineers hadn't set out to build a better tire than any- body else. And done it. UNIROYAL Intersteel At Uniroyal centres and ;