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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, March 7, 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Doomsday isn't near after all LONDON (CP) It may be just honeymoon sentiment, but the British public and press seem to be coming around to acceptance of the idea of a minority government. After all the hand-wringing that accompanied the near deadheat results of last Thurs- day's general election, the surprising up-beat reaction in financial circles here and the response in Europe and other capitals appears to have persuaded Britons that doomsday, after all, is not approaching. Steeped in the tradition that their much-vaunted system al- almost duces a clear majority goveinment, the initial reaction here was that a Labor administration without a sharp mandate to cope with the country's pressing industrial and economic crises might turn out to be a disaster. But now, with benefit of hindsight, the Tory-leaning press is touting the minority government as possibly a blessing in disguise, pointing to the minority or coalition governments in much of Europe and in Canada as examples. CONFIDENCE RETURNS Certainly Britons have been pleasantly surprised by the initial strong recovery made by the pound and share prices on the stock exchange as an indication of confidence in Prime Minister Harold Wilson's stated resolve to come to grips with the crippling coal miners' strike and Britain's economic trou- bles. The press may be softening the Labor government for criticism later, but for the moment it is calling for calm and reason to give the Wilson government a chance. By contrast, even the most Conservative-minded news- papers are jumping on former prime minister Edward Heath, accusing him of unbecomingly clinging to power during the weekend of indecision before finally stepping aside to make way for Wilson. MINORITY PREFERRED British public opinion seems to have been swayed by thoughtful press articles emphasizing that a minority government is even preferable to a coalition, which Heath sought unsuccessfully with the little Liberal party in the wake of election results giving Labor 301 short of an over- all the Tories 296. The theory is that coalition experience in continental gov- ernments has shown that the smaller partner, or partners, tend to try to get their way by secret threats to resign In this context, much interest is being focused on Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's minority Liberal government in Canada. Patrick Keatley, writing in 'The Guardian, says for instance that the experience there has resulted in the restoration of power to the ordinary backbench MP "who is no longer to be seen by party whips as meek and predictable lobby fodder." He and other commentators suggest that when a party has less than half the seats in the House and is trying to keep it- self in power, strength flows to Parliament and it is the Commons which becomes strong rather than an individual party machine. -e O io Claims artists repressed Hanna Kolesnyk and her husband Wolodmyr denounced repression of artists in their Soviet home- land. The two artists who defected to the West in 1972, expressed their sentiments during an interview in Ottawa. Alberta teachers to get time off for conventions EM 01 OPTICAL MESCtimON CO. EDMONTON (CP) Despite criticism from Calgary's Mayor Rod Sykes, teachers' conventions will continue to shut down Alberta schools for a couple of days AUTOMOTIVE PARTS WHOLESALE National branded Manufacturer of AUTOMOTIVE PARTS requires distribution for CALGARY and LETHBRIDGE AREAS Capital investment required with inventory assistance available. Reply to Box Number 147, The Lethbridge Herald each year, Education Minister Lou Hyndman said Wednesday. Asked to comment on Mayor Sykes' statement that teachers shouldn't hold their conventions on school days, Mr. Hyndman said the government has no plans to change the pattern of conventions held on a Thursday and Friday during the school term. Many other professions are envious of the stress teachers put on their in-service training and the exposure they get to new ideas at conventions, he said Teaching is a solitary occupation with limited contact with other adults during the working day, he said. Mr. Hyndman recom- mended teachers make a greater effort to sell their conventions to the general public because, he said, ideas discussed at conventions are of interest to everyone. 'reaiien HOMJESJ IT'S ALL HERE NOW! We Understand... Buying a new mobile home is an important family decision. And it ought to be fun. PREMIER HOMES keeps the fun in it because PREMIER understands. Visit a PREMIER HOMES housing counsellor. Hell give you the honest help you need, and in lots of ways. You select you new home. PREMIER TAKES OVER FROM THERE. Your new home delivered, all set up, you move in and no extra cost to you, And PREMIER doesn't forget you after the purchase. Each new mobile home warranted for a full year of service you can count on. It's easy to buy from PREMIER, and you can buy with confidence. BE SURE YOU VISIT PREMIER FIRST! It will pay you waffl PREMIER HOMES LTD Uaiwnitytimefl freei per 3 fetf ceirse LETHBRIDQE 329-4242 Food conference told better content needed EDMONTON (CP) Cana- dians are eating convenience foods that look and taste de- licious but are "lousy" nutri- tionally, Dr. J. D. Campbell of Winnipeg told a conference on food marketing Wednesday. Dr Campbell, of the University of Manitoba's plant science department, said industries profiting from increased sales of processed foods are partly responsible for the poor eating habits of Canadians. "The advertising of foods of poor nutritional value should be Dr. Campbell said. Programs should be started immediately to educate people about good nutrition at the national, provincial and local levels. Speaking at panel discussion on challenges in food product development, Dr. Campbell said consumption in Canada of fresh fruits and vegetables which is good for health is decreasing while consumption of "empty calories in the form of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks" is increasing. Milk consumption between 1962 and 1972 decreased 30 per cent -while wine consumption went up' 120 per cent, spirits 86 per cent and soft drinks 48 per cent. IN POOR CONDITION "The physical condition of Canadians is poor and getting worse." Rubin of-Toronto, Canada Packers Ltd, research director, said there is no world shortage of protein, the most critical factor in nutrition. "Unfortunately, its dis- tribution is grossly uneven and many parts of the world already suffer from protein deficiency." He said food scientists will have to play a major role in the future with plant breeders to ensure the supply of protein for world consumption is doubled by the year 2000. Dr. Rubin said one of the problems that must be over- come in using plant protein is that it must be engineered into a product that is appealing, looks good and tastes good. George Boulter of Hamilton, president and general manager of Canadian Vegetable Oil Processing, said: "The usefulness of oilseed protein in food manufacture will change a significant portion of the oilseed market from primarily animal feeding to human feeding." He added that Canada's agricultural marketing community must increase the total use of all Canadian crops. He saw "enormous potential for increased use of the nation's raw material resources" at home and abroad. MORE CONVENIENCE Kenneth Jewett of Toronto, president of Marsan Foods Ltd., said some form of nutritional labelling will emerge in the future and the trend will be to more convenience foods. He predicted homes will have microwave ovens for rapid heating of prepared foods. Richard Matherson of Oak- land, Calif., president of Ferma International, said Canada is in. an enviable position to become a future processor on a large scale to feed the world. But the processing can only be developed with technology, "the manpower is available in Canada." He suggested areas for re- search could include dehy- dration, freeze drying and cryogenic processing of foods and ingredients. Albert Brackman of Van- couver, president of Empress Foods Ltd., and panel chairman said food should be considered part of the energy Company official linked to underworld EDMONTON (CP) The former superintendent of agencies for Cosmpolitan Life Assurance Co. testified Wednesday that a director of Cosmopolitan's parent company said he had dealings with the underworld. Horace Simmons made the comment of Gerald Sklar of Vancouver, a former director of P.A.P. Holdings Ltd. Mr. Simmons was testifying before a judicial inquiry investigating the failure of Cosmopolitan and P.A.P.'s remaining assets before the companies collapsed. Mr. Sklar has not kept a scheduled appearance to testify at the inquiry under District Court Judge Roger Kerans. Mr. Simmons, who said he went bankrupt from his involvement in the companies, testified that the Alberta Securities Commission was largely responsible for losses to shareholders. He said the commission should have prevented P.A.P. director Albert Jaasma from selling shares, or trust notes which could be converted to shares, to the public because P.A.P. was private and had not filed a prospectus Mr. Jaasma treated the P.A.P. board of directors like "little boys playing a man's game" and no one had the ability to oppose him "until AHard and Ropchan then be met his said Mr. Simmons. In Weekend Magazine ilns Saturday she brings you ret ipes for homemade bread and muffins Wale h for ihem and Iry therm The lethbridge Herald crisis and that food production will be a major problem by the 21st century when huge urban populations will have to be fed. Mr. Brackman said the most successful convenience food is that which is frozen. He said Canada's experience parallels that in the United States where consumption is expected to increase to 110 pounds for each person by 1975 compared with 100 pounds now." 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