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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, March 4, 1971 - THE IETHBRIOCE HERALD - 15 Rev. Ralph David Abcr-nathy, head of the Southern Christian Conference, announced in Chicago a "spring offensive-a war against the president" - to urge the federal government to deal with the problems of welfare, unemployment and education. Abemathy told a news conference the offensive would include a program of rallies and mass meetings in New York and Washington. Nine states-Illinois, New York, Nevada, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi Virginia and North Carolina - also would be involved, he said. The drive, scheduled for April 24, also will commemorate the assassination of the late Dr. Martin. Luther King Jr., former SCLC head. April 4, 1968.  * * REV. ABERNATHY . . . Spring offensive Paradox exists in west nations on job problem The NDP will stage a skits-and-songs "Tommy Douglas Night" in Ottawa April 22 and the performers will include Hollywood actor Donald Sutherland, son-in-law of Mr. Douglas, and singer Catherine MacKinnon. The night in honor of the retiring NDP leader will come daring the four-day convention -April 21-24 in Ottawa's Civic Centre-which will pick Mr. Douglas' successor. James Cash Penney, founder of the department store chain that bears his name, left an estate worth about $35 million, his will filed for probate in New York showed. Penney, who died Feb. 12 at 95, left half his estate to his wife, Caroline A. Penney, with the remainder to be divided equally among his four children. * * * Eileen Blaiberg, whose late husband Philip was Dr. Chris-tiaan Barnard's second heart transplant patient, has married Herbert Blum, a retired Israeli govern ment official, rabbinicial sources say. The Transport squadron to change base OTTAWA (CP) - The 436 Transport Squadron, based at Canadian Forces Base Uplands, Ottawa, will move to GFB Trenton, Ont, this summer as part of the restructuring of the forces announced by Defence Minister Donald Macdomeld last September. Approximately 175 aircrew and maintenance personnel and their dependents, along with 12 Hercules aircraft, are scheduled to move to Trenton beginning in July, the defence department announced Wednesday. The move will consolidate all long-range transport aircraft in eastern Canada at Trenton. CFB Edmonton is the western base for transport aircraft. Maintenance crews at Trenton, now servicing the Yukon aircraft scheduled to be retired in April, along with approximately 75 personnel from 436 Squadron, will form a pool to service Hercules as well as 707s of 437 Squadron. Most of 436 Squadron's maintenance personnel remaining at Uplands will be absorbed by servicing units of other squadrons at the base. The defence department said that with the phasing out of Yukon aircraft and with normal personnel retirement, the move of 436 Squadron will result in little change in the total number of personnel in Trenton. sources said in Tel Aviv the ceremony took place last week in the Mediterranean resort of Netanya. Blaiberg died Aug. 17, 1969, at 50. He lived 563 days after the transplant operation.  *  John M. E. Clarkson, of Ottawa has been appointed national director of the Association of Canadian Clubs, it was announced in Ottawa. He succeeds Eric W. Morse, retiring June 1 after 22 years in the post. A former army officer, Mr, Clarkson won the Military Cross during the Second World War and later became personal liaison officer to Field Marshall Montgomery. The owner of the duplex where James Cross, kidnapped British diplomat, was held prisoner for two months said it is for sale. Mr. Cross was held prisoner from last Oct. 5 to Dec. 3 when he was released in a deal that gave his captors and their immediate family safe conduct to Cuba. Tnmasso Sasso, owner of the building, said in Montreal he has received $4,515 from the government for repairs to the house for damages caused by police after the removal of Mr. Cross' kidnappers.  *  William Bullock, the Saskatchewan rancher called "The Smallest Man On The Biggest Horse," died here at the age of 103. Mr. Bullock, five feet tall, was born in Georgia and spent his early years on a ranch in Texas. He moved to Saskatchewan in 1903 and worked on several ranches before moving to Saskatoon in the early 1950s. * *  Percy Wickman, confined to a wheelchair as a result of an accident, is petitioning Edmonton council to pass a bylaw allowing the disabled to vote by mail in civic elections. Mr. Wickman, an unsuccessful candidate in a Nov. 25 civic byelection, said Manitoba has legislation allowing the physically disabled to vote by mail. * * * Premier Robert Bourassa of Quebec will address the annual dinner of The Canadian Press in Toronto April 28. The dinner, attended by newspaper executives and their guests, follows by one day the oo - operative news - gathering organization's annual meeting. LONDON (Reuter)-- Four major Western nations are suffering from their worst unemployment problem for a decade while four other industrial countries cannot find enough people to fill the available jobs. The unemployment pattern in Canada, the United States, Britain and France provides a strange contrast with the thriving economies of West Germany, Austria, Japan and Switzerland. In fact, the four countries w i thout unemployment problems are importing labor to fill vacancies. Economists offer a multitude of explanations for the topsyturvy situation. Some blame high jobless figures on trade union militancy, others on the monetary policy of each country. At present, Canada has the most acute unemployment problem, says a Reuter survey. In mid-January, about eight per cent of the labor force, totalling 8,366,000, were without jobs. But because of Canada's hard winter season, statisticians say the actual figure for jobless peo-! pie should be 6.2 per cent. In i any event, the figures are at the j highest level since 1960. \ U.S. PLIGHT SIMILAR The U.S. faces a similar situation. The jobless total there hit a 10-year high of 5,400,000 in January. The high unemployment figure resulted from President Nixon's anti-inflation program. The statistics show that six per cent of U.S. workers were without jobs in January-the highest figure since a 6.5-percent total in October, 1961. The British government disclosed Feb. 18 that jobless figure of 721,143-representing 3.1 per cent of the country's work force-was the highest in eight years. France , also is experiencing major problems caused by unemployment and labor strife. In January, the official total of jobless workers was the highest ever recorded-351,000. This compares with 322,400 only a month earlier and 262,500 in January, 1970. The success stories in solving unemployment come mainly from the enemies of the Allied powers in the Second World War-Germany, Japan and Austria. They are among the countries with thriving economies which import labor. JOBLESS RATE LOW West Germany is a classic case. For the last six years, the jobless rate has averaged one per cent. Last month the total was 1.3 per cent, 286,000 unemployed. But this was a seasonally high figure partly because of the winter weather. Tokyo offers another success story. The jobless rate there last year was 1.2 per cent, re-prsenting 590,000 workers. This was a minor increase on the 1969 figure. Japan's highest jobless rate since it became a post-war industrial power was in 1960 when 750,000 workers-1.7 per cent of the total work force-were idle. Austria probably has one of the best employment records at present for any country in the Nixon plans no Ottawa visit Canada has travel deficit OTTAWA (CP) - Canadians spent $1,454 million on international travel last year, $235 million more than foreigin visitors spent in Canada, the Dominion Bureau of Statistics reported Wednesday. Travel expenditures in the United States amounted to $930 million, but American travellers in Canada spent $1,078 million giving this country a favorable travel trade balance of $148 million. In dealings with overseas countries, however, this country ran a deficit of $383 million, with payments amounting to $524 million and receipts from foreign travellers totalling $141 million. The over-all travel deficit of $235 million last year compared with a edficit of $218 million in 1969 and one of only $30 million in 1968. DBS said travellers from all countries made 37.7 million visits to Canada last year, an increase of four per cent over 1969. United States visitors accounted for 98.5 per cent of the total. Canadians made 36.7 million visits abroad, an increase of one per cent, with visits to the United States accounting for I 97.3 per cent of the total. WASHINGTON (OP) - A White House spokesman said Wednesday that President Nixon has no plans to go to Ottawa for a meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau although the United States leader looks forward to such a visit at some future date. Ronald Z i e g 1 e r, Nixon's spokesman, had been asked to comment on a Montreal newspaper report that such a visit was in the planning stage. The prime minister's office in Ottawa had denied earlier that any plans had been made for a world. Its monthly jobless figures for January were the lowest for any January since the Second World War. At the beginning of February, Austria with a population of seven million, had only 90,000 people without jobs. This com- Irate Australian farmer sets up own province PERTH (Reuter) - An irate Australian wheat farmer has set up his 30-square-mile farm as a separate province and is trying to secede from the state of Western Australia. Tired of battling with the Australian Wheat Board to get his production quota in- Session date set PARIS (CP) - The France-Canada Association will hold its annual congress March 26-28 in Marseille, it was announced Wednesday. Leo Cadieux, Canada's ambassador to France, and Eugene Bussiere, Canada's consul general in Marseille, will attend the congress. visit by Nixon, although adding that a visit this year "would be logical." Ziegler said there have been no discussions here about such a trip, but that Nixon does look forward to making one some time. POET GETS AWARD MONTREAL (CP) - Quebec poet Gaston Miron, 42, was awarded Tuesday the City of Montreal's Grand Prize for literature for his work L'Homme Rapaille-The Man Put Together in Bits-a collection of poems. Mr. Miron received $3,000 with the award. creased, Les Casley decided to set his own wheat quota- by first setting up bis own province. So now he calls his farm the Hutt River province and heads a self-styled cabinet of four, administering a population of about 20, half of them his own family and relatives. Casley shares power with three of his sons. Wayne, 20, looks after foreign affairs and says Hutt River policies have a lot in common with those of the federal government in Canberra. As director of postal services, 22-year old Ian has already been in touch with the Australian postmaster-general seeking quotations for Hutt River province stamps. Casley has preserved the diplomatic niceties. From his farmhouse, he sent letters to Australia's governor-general, the federal prime minister in Canberra, and ministers in Western Australia's state government. He has also advised the Queen in London of his intentions. pares with 114,000 in January, 1970. Like Austria and West Germany, Switzerland imports workers to help its undermanned economy. With a remarkably low total of only 104 persons registered as jobless last year, the Swiss say they are suffering from "acute overemployment." Swap terrorists PANAMA CITY (AP) - The Panama National Guard said Tuesday that the three leaders of an anti-government terrorist movement have been flown voluntarily to exile in Mexico City in exchange for the release of 23 jailed colleagues. WHALER DIES AT 100 NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP i - Joaqin Jack Pina, one of the last of the whalemen who made New Bedford a major port, died Monday at a hospital after a brief illness. He was 100. 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