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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE IETHBRIDGE HfXAlD IKunday, June 1V72- Ontario clears way for betting OTTAWA (CP) The govern-1 m e n t Introduced legislation Wednesday that would clear the w.iy for establishment of off- track horse-race gambling under provincial authority and federal supervision. A long-promised bill, Intro- duced in the commons by Jus- tice Minister Otto Lang, would permit off-track pari-mutuel betting only under the authority of a provincial government or some other body designated by the provincial government to issue licences. Over-riding authority to issue regulations governing off-track betting would rest wilh the fed- eral government, but the prov- inces would have substantial regulatory authority on most de- tails. Mr. Lang said there is little chance that the legislation will be passed by Parliament in the current session. Meantime, he said, his department is inviting comment on the legislation from interested parties. Main interest has been ex- pressed by Ontario and Quebec. The individual provinces that chose to permit off-track betting would regulate the deductions and rake-oifs from the pool ot money wagered before the funds ieit are uislriuUiOu aiviong winning bettors. The proposed federal legisla- tion would prohibit betting in Canada on races run outside the country. But a province could authorize betting within its ju- risdiction on events staged in another Canadian province. The federal government cur- rently supervises betting on race tracks. i While that over-all supervi- sory role would be extended to any off-track belting authorized by provincial governments, Mr. Lang suggested the provinces iTOuld be primarily interested IB supervision of that field to in- sure adherence to their licen- sing terms. Death toll 59 MANILA (Reuler) The Philippine Red Cross said Wednesday that 59 persons died when Typhoon Ora smashed through the northern part of Uie islands last Sunday. Before you buy your economy car, take the time to check a few things. See how well it merges with high-speed through way traffic; give its brakes a real workout; find out from a friend about its cold weather performance; try to visualize your vacation luggage in the trunk; take a tall friend and sit him in the back seat; be sure you have a choice of a standard 4-speed synchronized manual or optional automatic 3-speed transmission; be sure your economy car is fitted with the latest safety and exhaust emission control features. Then check Firenza against the same list. Firenza delivers what it promises. And Firenza also delivers the kind of deal that'll have some of the other economy cars in town talking to themselves. AT YOUR PONTUC DEALER'S HOW Four-channel broadcast 1-11 SP.t OTTAWA (CP) The com- munications department is mov- ing to set standards for four- clranel broadcasting before the technique is in vide use by fre- quency-modulation (FM) radio stations. Communications Minister Robert Slanbury has asked the Canadian radio technical plan- ning board to recommend stand- ards for four-channel broadcast- ing, considered an improvement to stereophonic sound. The communications depart- ment said in a news release lliat, among other things, the board has been asked to consi- der how to ensure capability of four-channel broadcasting with existing stereophonic and-moa aural receivers and equipment. The planning board includes representatives of government agencies and' the communica- tions industry. Four-channel broadcasting has been tried experimentally in several Canadian centres but no radio station is providing contin- uous broadcastng in the sys tern. FAMILY TIMS Fothergill, 12, of Toronto con- gratulates Jenny, (while ond Jib, (black on the birth of their 11 Landeer type Newfoundland pup- pies. Landeer is the name given to the black-and-white breed of Newfoundland, and it's rare for the entire liner to be black-and-white. Although 11 puppies Is an un- usually large litter, the eight-weeks-old puppies are in fine shape. JVo gimmicks, thank you MONTREAL (CP) A service station operator in- volved in a battle wilh BP Canada Ltd. over sales pro- motions says motorists want low-cost gasoline and good service, not gimmicks and giveaways. Henri Eouskela, 34, began his battle with BP Canada Ltd. in April and he fears it may end with his eviction from his station. Last Thursday, Mr. Bous- kela lelt his station in the hands of his partner, Jack Levy, and went downtown to picket the Canadian head of- fice of the company. Woman found not guilty of perjury EDMONTON (CP) Lita Rand, 47, of Edmonton was found not guilty of perjury in Alberta Supreme Court. During a trial last fall, Mrs. Rand told court that her form' er boyfriend had robbed a drive-in restaurant. Two res ;aurant employees said they were certain the robber wasn" the same man described bj Mrs. Rand. Mr. Justice A. M. Dechene said it was "too fanciful" a theory that Mrs. Rand saw th robbery committed by another man. His sign read: "I protest against BP oil for using Nazi methods of intimidation against their helpless dealers because we refuse to fool the motoring public with phoney, costly gasoline promotions. I plead in the name of the Ca- nadian constitution and our democratic government for a public investigation." He plans to picket until he gets a response. BP execu- tives here say only that "we are negotiating with the H and .1 (Henri and Jack) serv- ice station." CUT PRICES The station stopped giving away gimmicks this year and, instead, cut the price of gas by two cents a gallon. "We, take the loss, not the com- Mr. Bouskela says. Sales have increased 15 to 20 per cent, he adds. Trouble began in late April when Mr. Bouskela says "We were mistreated, harassed and threatened to make us give out more gimmicks. When we refused, the company gave us 30 days to clear out. Thirty days after 10 years faithful BP offered them a one-year lease may 2, on condition they drop their campaign, he said. He then telegraphed the Canadian president, but got no reply. Later, he telegraphed the world president in England and said he intended to appeal to the government and to the i courts. Two days later, he got a cancellation of the eviction no- tice. But Mr. Bouskela says he cnn still be thrown out on 30 days' notice. Early this month Peterbor- ough, Ont. service station op- erators voted unanimously to discontinue giveaway p r o- grams. A survey conducted by the Ontario Retail Gaso- line Association showed that 606 of the 632 motorists polled supported the operators' de- cision. Mine to close REGINA (CP) A final de- cision has been made to close iie Anglo-Rouyn Iron mine near La Ronge, Sask., possibly by July 31, Industry Minister Kim Thorsom said here. Mr. Thorson said he was in- formed of the final decision by Robert Armstrong, president of Rio Algom Mines Ltd. SuppUes of economic ore at the mine have been exhausted. About 144 jobs will be affect- ed by the closure but a small staff will be retained to close the mine. Record grain exports OTTAWA (CP) The revived Senate agriculture committee held its first meeting in forty years today and heard the chief commissioner of the Canadian wheat board predict record grain exports in the 1971-72 crop year. Commissioner Gerry Voge! told senators the wheat board will sell, amost 800 million bushels of grain this year, ex- ceeding the 1970-71 record of 706 million bushels. The committee was reacti- vated Friday under the chair- m a n s h 1 p of Senator Hazen Argue First on the committee's agenda was the wheat board's 1970-71 annual report. Mr. Vogel said it unlikely the purchase of more than hopper cars for the wheat board by the government will lower freight rates. He said the board will still be paying the railways for use of engines, personnel and nmning rights on railway lines. He said the first of the new cars will not be delivered until September or October of this year. The chief commissioner urged a re-assessment of purt and storage facilities in Vancouver because of past difficulties in shipping wheat through tha West Coast NEED THE SPACE ;We need more storage spaca in Vancouver to have a backlog there in case the mountains are closed and trains can't get Mr. Vogel told the committee. R. L. Kristjanson a wheat board commissioner called for a rationalization of the country el- evator system of grain collec- tion. He said the primary con- c e r n of any rationalization MINIMUM WAGE HEGOTA (CP) Another five cents will be added to the Sas- katchewan miiumura hourly wage July 1, bringing the min- imum, to from should be the cost of moving grain from farm to elevator. Mr. Kristjanson Enid it is un- likely there will be a wheat price increase unless the United States makes a substantial sale to Russia. He said U.S. grain exports had been low recently and It was in their interest to keep prices down in an effort to increase sales and reduce their surplus. Mr. Vogel said revision of the Canada Grain Act to include a protein factor had come at a good time and was being well received by customers. He said there was no method of passing on a premium to pro- ducers with a high protein level because there was not yet a sci- entific method of determining protein level at country eleva- I tors. What's important about tomorrow is today. Today has its problems, but it's still a good world we live in. tomorrow? That's up lo all of us. Because to build a better tomorrow, we have to start right now. We have to think about things like family life, the underprivileged, and education. The Commission on Educational Planning has spent almost three years studying today's Alberla, Albcrtans, and Alberta's educa- tional system. And the Commission has much to say about tomorrow. It's all in a book titled A Choice of Futures. What should ive do today about tomorrow? Start by reading A Choice of Futures. Then decide for yourself. A ot A vAot back liovt Altati, AlbfrUM, d rtitll ftir-fi Allxrti, 11SIO X X AtSO AVATUBU AT Alt. SAfEWAY OUT- LETS. DEPARTMENT STORES AND BOOK- SELLERS THROUGHOUT AUERTA. ;