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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta  - TH� ICTHBRIDOe HERALD - Monday, Jung 22, 1970 -- Residents Of Red China Eating, Dressing Better Changes Coming Promises Heath r1 Blueprint For A Resurgent Britain HONG KONG fAP) - Residents of Communist China are living better these days, but travellers to Hong Kong tell more and more tales of political trials and mass executions. Clothing and food still are plain in the mainland Chinese cities, but people are reported dressing and eating better than they have for several years. And stores in Peking, Tientsin, Shanghai and Canton are putting consumer goods in their Claims Americans Also Concerned TORONTO (CP) - John Kenneth Galbraith says people in the United States are as concerned as Canadians about the power of large U.S. corporations. Dr. Galbraith, arguing for selective wage and price controls, said large corporations, not consumers, now have the power to determine what the consumer wants. Dr. Galbraith, spoke here at the 50th annual meeting of the Society of Industrial Accountants of Canada. A native of Iona Station, Ont., he is a professor of economics at Harvard University and a former U.S. ambassador to India. The money and time required for modern production make companies seek ways to ensure their products are sold, he said. "What people get is not what they want but what they are persuaded to want," he said. He said the original Ford car was made'with a capital outlay of $28,500 and major design changes could have been made in two or three weeks. It requires $59,000,000 and three years work to develop a recent model, he said. He said it does not matter where the head office of a company is in terms of its impact on the consumer. The individual felt himself "in the grip of large impersonal powers." At a news conference later Dr. Galbraith said American one of every five persons used seat belts, the council said, domination "should certainly be among the lower order of worries" for Canadians. He said his proposal to stop inflation in the U.S. would be for a six-month freeze on wages and prices. At the end of that period' wages and prices would be freed in those areas where there was no "market power" -the power to create consumer demands. The market power was in the control of the large corporations, which had employees that were members of large unions. Dr. Galbraith discounted the guideline approach to inflation control with the comment: "The day for that nonsense is passed." At the end of the six-moiWi period, he said, wage and price controls should be imposed on the sectors of the economy that had market power. Marijuana Research Under Way Traffic Deaths Shocking Says Safety Council EDMONTON (CP) -There was a "shocking increase" of 8.3 per cent in traffic deaths in the province in 1969 compared with 1968, the Alberta Safety Council said here. The council, in its annual report, said there were 468 traffic deaths during 1969 and the percentage increase compared with 2.3 per cent during the same period at the national level. Injuries also increased by 8.9 per cent during 1969 while the number of accidents rose by 19.1 per cent. The council said property damage for each accident in 1969 averaged $487 compared with $358 in 1968. A survey of 21,187 cars revealed that the drivers of only On urban trips, fewer than 27 per cent of them and 28 per cent of the passengers, wore eat belts. KELOWNA, B.C. (CP) - A federal government scientist says chemists of the food and drug directorate involved in marijuana research have been able to isolate two pure chemicals from the drug. "The scientists have a restricted use for the chemicals -8THC and 9THC - and must use them on testing animals such as rats, dogs and hamsters to determine their toxicity," Dr. Denys Cook told the British Columbia Pharmaceutical Convention. He said hallucinogenics such as LSD, DMT, LBJ and others have "no known medical uses at this time," adding that research could find possible uses in the future. "The use of these agents is still restricted as is possession. The only people who can legally possess these agents are research scientists." Earlier, Stan Fyfe, president of the B.C. Professional Pharmacists Society, urged delegates to hold the line on fees and to co-operate with the government's call for voluntary restraint. "We have a duty to our public, as well as to our national economic well-being, to do all in our power to economize in the provision of our services," he said. display windows, replacing the political posters that had dominated until recently. At the same time, however, Peking continues to drum up fears of war, and mass trials and executions are common throughout the country' of 700,000,000. The cities of Peking, Tientsin and Canton sit atop mazes of tunnels and bomb shelters, observers say. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese are reported digging underground shelters and fortifications in every ma jar city. Many Western analysts believe Peking's leaders do not really expect war but have launched a preparation campaign to unite people separated during China's bloody Cultural Revolution. SHELTERS SHALLOW Most of the reports indicate that the shelters are shallow and weak and would not provide any protection from the effects of even small conventional bombs. The reports come from travellers, mainly European and Asian traders and Western government experts, who visit the mainland and leave through Hong Kong. Peking's newspapers, news agencies and radio stations report generally good harvests in most areas, as well as the usual "substantial production increases" in manufacturing and heavy industry. These official reports, give neither production figures nor increases in percentages. But some Peking-based Westerners believe industry is making slight but definite progress. Many of the persons reported tried and executed recently in China have been city, village and commune officials accused of graft and corruption during the Cultural Revolution. Others have been charged with looting, robbery and murder. LONDON (Reuters) - Edward Heath, Britain's new bachelor prime minister who achieved a lifelong ambition by leading his Conservative party to a sweeping victory at the polls last Thursday, took up office with the promise of a blueprint for a resurgent Britain. The blueprint involves a new look at Britain's problems at home and abroad, including a new defence strategy cast of Suez. A man of restless energy, Heath is motivated by a driving ambition to modernize Britain so it can play a full role in the competitive technological world of today. The 53-year-old silver-haired politician campaigned largely on domestic issues. Yet he has pronounced views on foreign policy. In one speech he said: "We appeal to those who care about Britain's place in the world because we believe in standing by our friends and building up a real influence which Britain can use for peace and understanding between nations." One of the most urgent matters before the new prime minister is the opening of negotiations in Luxembourg June 30 on Britain's entry into the Common Market. Heath is also expected to stop a planned British military with- drawal from the Far East and press ahead with plans for a five-nation Commonwealth defence organization made up of Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore. He is expected to take new initiatives to try to resolve the problem of Rhodesia, where Prime Minister Ian Smith of the breakaway white-ruled territory continues to defy Britain and the world. At home he is expected to review explosive questions of race and immigration policy. Worried by industrial disputes which have caused production losses and by soaring wage demands. Heath has pledged reforms in industrial relations. He wants to outlaw wildcat strikes. His government is expected to sound out union chiefs and industrial leaders shortly. During the election campaign Heath and his Conservative candidates made an all-out effort to capture the housewives' vote by promising to halt the trend of rising commodity prices. Some observers believe the housewives' vote may have been one factor which helped to produce the nationwide pro-Conservative swing of about five per cent that ousted the Labor government. Businessmen traditionally support the Conservative party. Significantly, as returns from the polling stations indicated a Conservative victory, share prices had the biggest one-day lift in recent memory on the London Stock Exchange. Heath must give top priority to the negotiations for Britain's entry to the Common Market. He has less than two weeks in which to appoint a negotiator and draft a brief for him. Britain has been trying to Join the six nation trading community for nine years, and Heath was the negotiator in the first bid. This was vetoed in 1963 by Charles de Gaulle, then president of France. He also blocked a second entry attempt in 1967. Heath has argued in the past that membership would boost Britain's prosperity, opening up opportunities for economic growth and higher living standards. In recent months, he has been stressing that Britain must get fair entry terms if it is to join the community. One key issue is the price Britain has to pay in raising farm produce costs to match standards already set by the Market. Heath has stressed that his government will stand by Britain's alliances and strengthen military defences. He has said the Conservatives will seek to revitalize the 15-na-tion NATO alliance, regarded as fundamental to Britain's defence. He has been severely critical of the Labor government's decision to withdraw about 40,000 British troops from Singapore, Malaysia and the Persial Gulf area by the end of 1971. He believes such a withdrawal would expose British commercial interests and the safety of Britain's friends east of Suez to unacceptable risk. Takes Over Firm KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's economy and foreign trade minister, Ahmed Soliman, announced Sunday the nationalization of The Modern Industries Co. which produces Pepsi-Cola and other soft drinks. The new prime minister believes Britain must retain independent control of its nuclear weapons to deter an aggressor. On Rhodesia, Heath is reported ready to make a new effort to find a political solution in accordance with principles that would leave the way open for eventual black African rule In the breakaway former British colony. The LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported styles in LETHBRIDGE! OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. HOYT'S FURNITURE LIQUIDATION AUCTION SALE Tonight at 7:00 p.m. 314 7th Street South Sale Conducted By HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. BEST AVERAGE Ed Marsh had the best collegiate punting average in the United States in 1969. His punts averaged 43.6 yards. SAVE From 25% to 30% On Select Used Cars YOUR CHOICE OF 4 1968 PLYMOUTH FURY I V-8, auto., 4 door Wa� ........ $2175 low 30% ____ 6S2 NOW ONLY 31523 YOUR CHOICE OF 3 1967 PONTIACS V-8, A dr., auto., radio. Was ......... $2375 Less 25% ... 592 NOW ONLY S1783 6033A 1967 CHEVROLET 6 cyl., 4 dr., auto., rodio. Was $2275 Less 25% 568 NOW ONLY $1707 4210B 1967 BU1CK ELECTRA 225 V-8, 4 door hardtop, loaded with equipment. Wos ......... $3475 less 25% ... 868 NOW ONLY $2607 520OA 1967 ACADIAN V-8, 4 door, auto. Was ........ $2075 Less 25% ____ 518 NOW ONLY S1557 2374A 1967 CHEVROLET V-8, 2 door, auto., power brake*. Was $1475 Less 25% 368 NOW ONLY S1107 FLEMING MOTORS USED CAR DISPLAYS Cor. 20th St. and 3rd Ave. 5. Cor. 10th St. and 3rd Ave. S. Woman Wants Mink Coat Back SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) - A woman traveller said today she will camp in the Sydney airport terminal until customs officers return her mink coat. Anya Staner's grey mink was taken by customs officers for verification of age and value when she arrived at Kingsford Smith Airport from Israel with her six-year-old daughter today. Travelling on a Canadian passport, Mrs. Staner said she bought the $1,500 coat in Winnipeg five years ago with money paid to her in compensation for being interned in Auschwitz concentration camp during the Second World War. Mrs. Staner, who was bound for Melbourne to visit relatives and possibly settle, said she was told customs could not check het coat until Monday. "I've cancelled my flight to Melbourne, and I'm going to wait here because I don't want to go without my coat," she said. Phone Help For Parents LONDON (AP) - Enraged parents who feel their children have provoked them beyond endurance now can phone for help. A 24-hour "phone-a-par-cnt" scheme has started UiLs week in the London districts of Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster. The aim is to stop child beatings. It is organized by a research department of the National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Robert Castle of the unit explained: "II has been found that parental behavior is symptomatic of deprivation in their own childhood. . . . "They expect the infant to supply the emotional warmth they haven't been able to get. They have unrealistic expectations o f their children's behavior." PHONE 327-1591 Flock Of Sheep knifed To Death CALTANISETl'A. Sicily i AP i - An entire flock of 17" sheep has been stabbed ti i death in the hills near Uu.<. inland Sicilian town Police .said it was a typical crime-probably in revenge -in Mafia style. The animals, from grown-up sheep to lambs, had their throats cut by a knife. The two-shepherd-owners had left the herd unguarded. When Canadian Pacific drove the last spike in the transcontinental line, we had just turned 21. The transcontinental line was completed on November 7,1885. We go back to March 18th, 1864. Before Canada was even Canada. On that day, in the town of London, Ontario, 25 pioneer businessmen gathered together in the room above MacFie's Store, and founded what is now Canada Trust. Soon they had opened our very first office just behind that store. Now that small brick building behind MacFie's Store is gone. So is MacFie's Store. Our 25 founders have long since passed away. But the original idea born at that early meeting still lives on in our present company philosophy: "To bring the maximum amount of energy and intelligence to bear on the project in order to most effectively serve the client." It's simple, true. But it works. Now, with over a century of experience behind us, we're one of Canada's largest trust companies with more branches coast to coast than anyone else. And our philosophy of service has made it all possible. Service. Service for every financial need. You get it the minute you walk in our door or dial our phone. So call or come in as soon as you can. CANADA TRUST 99999999? ;