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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 1HE UtHBRIDOE HERALD Wednesday, Juno 14, Families below By ERIC DOWNTON llcrnlcl Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Almost a quarter of Canada's families exist on in- comes of below five thousand dollars a year according to tlie most recently available govern- ment statistics, the Commons was informed here. In written replies to questions from Barry MaUier rey-White Rock) Privy Council president Allan MacEachen said 24.8 per cent of Canadian families had incomes less than five thousand dollars yearly, whllo sixty six point six per cent received less than ten thou- sand dollars yearly. These figures included income from investments and govern- ment transfer payments as well as income from employment, MacEachcn said. The most re- cent figures available on in- comes were (or nineteen sixty nine. Mather had also asked if the government had information on the estimated income which would provide a modest but ad- equale Canadian standard of living for a family of four. "There is no existing official statistical concept of poverty in MacEaclicn replied. "However, Statistics Canada has established low-income cut- offs which have been used to de- lineate low-income families from other units. For a family of four, in 1969, the income cut- off was set at four thousand four hundred and twenty dol- lars. "In ils report, the Special Se- nate Committee on Poverty has recommended that basic allow- ance rates be set initially at three thousand five hundred dol- lars for a family of MacEachen stated. "Among provincially estab- lished social assistance pro- grams in January 1972 the an- nual rate of benefits for a fam- ily of four ranged from two thousand six hundred and four dollars in Nova Scotia to three thousand two hundred and fifty two in Ontario. "Also, undei the proposed Family Income Security Plan, a family of four, depending on whether there are two or three children, will receive full bene- fits where family income is less than five thousand dollars or five thousand five hundred re- spectively." DEFICIT IMPROVES SHERBROOKE, Que. (CP) City council has reported a defi- cit for the sixth straight year. For the year ended Dec. 31, council had budgeted a surplus of but ended with a defi- cit of "As paradoxical as it may said council- lor Jacques p'Bready, chair- man of Ihe finance and eco- nomic promotion commission, "I think this represents an im- provement over the past five years." THE DE WAYNE BROS. The Kinsmen Club Presents y UNDER THE BIG TOP X ff-Wifi CIRCUS SAT., JUNE 17th 2 and 8 P.M. FORT WHOOP-UP INDIAN BATTLE PARK TICKETS ADULTS CHILDREN AVAILABLE AT THE GATE Support the Kinsmen Club and your Iran lit System by riding the but. Bus service) will leave from 41 h >v Ave. In front of Kit sent Pharmacy between 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on a 15 minule schedule. The but will relurn from Fort Whoop-Up at the and of each performance. Remember your exact lOe all will bu honored. NEW MAIL LOOK Postmaster-General Jean-Pierre CoJe tries the door of one of his department's new red, white and blue mail trucks in Ottawa. The post office will have more than 700 of the new trucks In service by the end of 1972. Operators accept contract EDMONTON (CP) Alberta Government Telephones opera- tors have accepted a 32-month contract providing a 21-per- cent increase in wages. Retroactive to Jan. 1, the contract will give the operators, who now earn daily, by 1974. The increase will be made in four incre- ments. Supervisors' wages will go to a day from and AGT office switchboard person- nel will get up from About plant repairmen for the crown corporation re- jected the contract, a spoke- man said Tuesday. They are members of the Internationa Brotherhood of Electrical work ers. Union spokesman Ron Flacl said journeyman employee, now earn 4D cents an hour les than. Edmonton Telephones em ployees and an hour les than other skilled tradesmen. WE ARE CONTINING OUR JUNE BRIDE STORE WIDE SALE ALL THIS MONTH. WE ARE LISTING JUST A FEW OF THE MANY VALUES AVAIL- ABLE. ALSO SEE THE VALUES IN OUR TV AND APPLIANCES DEPARTMENT. BETTER VALUES, SERVICE AND SATISFACTION. ALL YOURS AT SKY'S. A cordial invitation is yours to come in and browse. You'll be pleasantly surprised at the quality and quantity of furniture and appliances displayed for your approval. During June all our stock is June Bride Sale Priced So the savings are substantial. If you don't need the furniture yet, we'll store if free. Budget terms may be arranged too! Free Delivery! Ample free parking is available so there's no need to worry about the meter. SPECIAL! BOSTON ROCKERS Solid Hardwood. Your choice of colors. JUNE BRIDE SAIE EACH 44.50 3 ROOM GROUP 18 PIECES BEDROOM SUITES MATTRESSES and BOX SPRINGS TOP VALUE Single Dresser. Serta Bono Vista box sprin gand mattress. Wood headboard In either single or double bed size. Complete with brackets and legj. Normally would sell for Including Sofa and Chair, 2 step tables, matching coffee loble, 2 table lamps, and 4 piece bedroom suite onsisting o fdouble dresser, chest, panel bed and night table. Serra box spring and mattress and 5 piece kitchen suite. JUNE BRIDE SALE JUNE BRIDE SALE. COMPLETE AN ATTRACTIVE BEDROOM SUITE featuring Triple Dresser, Chest and 54" 60" headboara' in the new Bisque Gold finish. JUNE BRIDE SALE itlAA A WELL-MADE SPANISH STYLED BEDROOM SUITE featuring Triple Dresser with twin mirrors, chest, headboard, matching night (tlOA tobies. Rich Oak finish. JUNE BRIDE SALE 4 PCES SECTIONALS CHESTERFIELDS BED CHESTERFIELDS 2 PIECE SECTIONAL Foam filled cushions with durable 100% nylon cover- Available in color. JUNE BRIDE SALE...................... LOVE SEAT Upholstered In striped herculon .The hardest wearing upiivuiGji-u in jrime suipea nsrcuian .ine nar Teleprobe 7 NIGHT Movie: Escort West THURSDAr Farm and City Mr- Dressup Friendly Giant Chez Hefene Sesame Street Romper Roorn Ripcord Trulh or Consequences CFCN-TV lethbridge Channel 13 (Cablevision Ch. 4) WEDNESDAY NlGnT Davfd Fro5T Bewitched Family Affafr THURSDAY Beat the Clock 1 Dream of ThaugM lor Day Movie: Robbery News (c) t-ongstreet Wising Llnfc Jacques CouslEAi Pfease Sir Jason King Sportsbsaf (c) News University of Air Program Hlllghts Fashfon ]n Sewing Roman Style What's ths Good Word Francars c Another World (c) Yoga In Conversation All Abou! Norlh Pierre Berton :es Anything You Can Da Balmar. (c) Buckshot Family Aflalr KRTV Great Falls Channel 3 (Coblevision Ch. 9) WEDNESDAY NIGHT Concentration Edge of NigfiF News Sale of Ihe Century O-M Love American Melfaa Show Hollywood Squares f'w ,c, MedTcal. Cen'ra Jeopardy Pamllv Affair (c) ift-w UUHA in Cannon (c) Tonight Show THURSDAY Our World Salute Agriculture Hews Amateur's Guide to Love Is a Many Love (c) Splendored Thing My Three Stm> As the Turns News News NBC Nightly News Doctors (c) Hews Today ]n Montana liOO Anofher World DicV Van tc> KFBB-TV Greaf Falls Channel 5 (Cablevision Ch. 11) NIGHT WEDNESDAY News News Room 227 Partridge Family Erfdle's Father Sanford and Sort c Audrey (ct Marty Feldman Gaffoping THURSDAY Farm News (c) News Captain Kangaroo Dinah's Place Jack LaLanne Hewlywed News Secret Storm Life Our Lives (cl Geneial Hospital Three on a Match irmet Dallno Comedy Machine e Whora' the Heart Is Sol it Second Emergency News News Search for 5-03 Smilh Family Tomorrow Movie: Saddle the All My Children rjfiwl Wind (c) a Deal Newi ;