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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Wodnoldny, Junn 17, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGB HERAID 39 OIL ROLLS ON This aerial photograph shows the fowl breeding In the river delta near Fort Chip- light-hued trail of an oil spill drifting northward on the ewyan and on a major fish-spawning aera in Lake Atria- Athabasca River after a pipeline break near the Athabas- basca_ said the immediate threat to wildlife has been ra Oil Sands 250 miles northeast of Edmonton. Officials, ca WM ij i averted and most of the oil has now been cleaned up. at first fearfu of disastrous effects on millions of water- The Cigarellc Smoking Issue The Pocketbook That, Counts TORONTO nol jie effect of cigarettes on tilt- lungs but the effect on tlic wcketbook that causes smok- ers to light up less often. This is the finding of research done by economics student An- drew Namcth of Toronto who just graduated at Queen's University, Kingston, Out: Nametti contends Uiat a 1 ri- per-cent increase in the price of cigarettes would lead to a drop in cigarette consumption of more than 16 per cent. He at- tributes virtually all of the 182- cigarette di'op in average an nual consumption between 10BT and 1969 to prices which jumped 22.8 per cent over the period. The study indicates, Nametii said, that in 1951 consumption of cigarettes dropped almost 10 per cent because of a tax in- crease wluch raised prices by eight per cent. "AH the anti-smoking propa- ganda since the big cancer scare in 1964" has reduced the average Canadian adult's smok- ing by less than two cigarettes a year, said Nameth. Thus, he contends, his findings imply that health authorities are wast- ing their money on anti-smoking commercials, ads and litera- ture. Over the last year Namelh analysed federal statistics and results of Independent surveys :o separate the effects of prices and health warnings on ciga- rette consumption. The results were reported in a thesis writ- ,en for his bachelor of arts de- ;rec. He says (he general belief has Snipers Trade Shots MIAMI (CP) Snipers, perched on rooftops and hidden in bushes, traded shots with po- lice Monday night when viol- ence erupted in a Negro district because a white grocer alleg- edly insulted a Negro housewife. The snipers, under cover of darkness, pumped bullets into passing cars and fired at police in a disturbance that lasted for several hours. Several persons, including two policemen, were injured, none by gunfire. Four arrests were reported. Police, armed with rifles and shotguns, blocked off an IB- block area and attempted to dis- perse the crowd with tear gas, but this failed to stop the shoot- ing. been Uiat prices have little to do I number of cigarettes smoked with levels of smoking, that a j per person, and cmlit had gono craving for nicotine or olhor j lo warnings of links lung gratification prompted people to cancer, heart disease and other smoke with little regard for ailments, cost. Namcth said "I was sur- In (lie last three years there prised" at the results of tha had been a slight drop in the study. AS AN ADDED CONVENIENCE TO ALL LETHBRIDGE HERALD SUBSCRIBERS AND ADVERTISERS SWITCHBOARD WILL REMAIN NTIL 8.30 P. UNTIL 1 PJH For Classified and Display Advertising and Circulation Enquiries, Please Call (Connecting All Herald Departments) HERAID OFFICE CLOSING HOURS REMAIN UNCHANGED AT 5 P.M. WEEKDAYS AND 12 NOON SATURDAYS The lethbridge Herald British Trade Falters LONDON (Reuters) Brit- ain's overseas trade in May ended 'with a deficit of the government an- nounced today. It was the worst monthly per- formance since last July when a deficit was recorded. The pound now is worth about Canadian. Before the Ca- nadian dollar was left free to float in foreign markets the pound was worth A government assessment of overseas trading during the months of March, April and May said there was an average monthly deficit of compared with an average monthly surplus of during the previous three months. The May import total was The total for ex- ports was lowest since last July. Today's trade figures com- pleted the collection of three monthly economic balance sheets from which the econo- mists make their assessment of the progress of Britain's econ- omy. First came the gold and dol- lar reserves which showed an increase for the ninth succes- sive month. After taking deval- uation of the pound into ac- count, they i m p roved by during the six years of the Labor government now in power. Last week came the halance- o f -p a y in e n I. s record. This showed a surplus of When Labor gained power there was a defi- cit of It was the first full year since 1962 that Britain has been out of the r'cd in its overseas financial deals. CANADA AMONG BIDDERS SYDNEY. Australia (Reuters) The Atomic Energy Commis- sion of Canada Ltd.1, General Electric and Wcstinghouse were among six overseas firms which submitted lenders Monday for (lie construction of Australia's first nuclear power station. The station will be built on the shores of .lervis Bay. 125 miles soutli of Sydney, and is sched- uled lo be completed by 1975, 322 5th Street South OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 9 A.M. TO 9 P.M. SHORT SLEEVE TERRY KNITS SALE PRICED EACH Meek tyrilo terry knits with non- sag collars. Front patch pocket. Machine washable! Solid or striped body. 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