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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 - THI LETHMIDO! HERALD - Monday, March 8, 1971 - Foreign capital needed for energy MONTREAL (CP) - F. T. Gale, newly-elected president of the Canadian Electrical Association, says Canada's utilities are faced with heavy demands for new energy, making it necessary to seek large capital requirements. Mr. Gale, vice-president of Calgary Power Ltd., told the closing meeting of the association's general and marketing divisions that utilities will invest $1.8 billion this year. Even if a substantial part of the needed capital is self generated, he said, money will continue to be required from non-Canadian sources. "If the rest of the economy performs anywhere near its potential, competition for investment funds will be keen," he added. "Across Canada, electric utilities have been faced with supplying energy demands that have been growing at a rate of 40 per cent greater than the growth of Canada's gross national product in fixed dollars." Although electric energy growth in 1970 in the two western provinces-British Columbia and Alberta-was substantially above that for the national average, it is expected that a seven-per-cent national growth will continue for at least five years. The time lapse from decision to production in today's modern plants is five years and the utilities are committed to this growth and even to the 10-year growth. If growth continues on the same scale, it will mean doubling existing facilities by 1980. Oddities in the News HE CAN EAT NOW VINELAND, N.J. (AP) - James Chasse has lost 195 pounds and gained a career. In two years he has melted down from 75S pounds to a sleek 560. Now he plans to open a chain of reducing salons where he will show other fat folks how to peel off the blubber without going hungry. In his case, he says, a high protein, fat-free diet did it. His waistline shrank from 102 inches to 66. His goal is to become a 175-pounder by 1973 and he is confident he will make it. Once unemployable because of the limited demand for 755-pounders, Chasse, 30, spent six years on welfare. At the moment he is eastern seaboard director for a weight-reducing firm which put him on the right diet track in 1969. "I'm happy about a lot of things, but most "f p11 he>-cause I'm employed and have a purpose. "Now I can go into a restaurant and have dinner just like everyone else." DOGGIE STOPS? TORONTO (CP) - Dog comfort stations, to prevent Edwards honored by press club OTTAWA (CP) - C. B. Edwards, 64, general manager of Broadcast News Ltd., received (he National Press Club annua! award for distinquished services to journalism. Mr. Edwards "has won the respect of news persons' from one end of this land to the other," Dave Davidson, press club president, said in making the awards to Mr. Edwards. Mr. Edwards of Toronto is a Winnipeg native educated in Regina and Moose Jaw who has headed Broadcast News, subsidiary of The Canadian Press national news agency, since its establishment in 1953. The award, announced earlier, was made to Mr. Edwards at the press club's annual ball. the animals from messing up city parks, were proposed by Aid. Thomas Wardle. A plan for the stations was submitted to a parks committee meeting by the city parks department. Aid. Ying Hope said the proposed station, to be 50 by 50 feet, would cost the city about $30,000 for downtown land. "Well if you don't give them enough room they won't do anything," said Parks Commissioner Ivan Forest. HAIRLINE CASE NEW YORK (AP) - The bald plaintiff said he's spent hundreds of dollars buying soaps and shampoos from a scalp specialist in an attempt to grow hair but never raised so much as a decent fuzz. After hearing that testimony from Alan Jones, 38, in Brooklyn civil curt yesterday, Judge Fred Moritt awarded him $750 and was inspired to deliver his ruling in rhyme. Entitled Hairline Case, it went like this: "Plaintiff's pate was mostly bare, "Defendant boasts, grow you hair.' "For seven hundred Yeah! "Judgment: Give it That's fair." 'We'll fifty? back. FORGIVING SERENADE RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuter) - Gessi Ferreira de Almeida, leader of the Rio samba group There Are No Mosquitoes, was sentenced to a serenade by a judge here. The judge released Gessi1 from jail on condition that he goes out on a moonlit night and serenades a fellow musician he hit over the head with a tambourine for playing out of tune during the recent four-day carnival. Judge Elies.er Rosa ruled Gessi must "on a night that the moon shines and illuminates the shanty town go to the street where your victim resides and give him a serenade so as to beg forgiveness for your error." The samba band drummers said they would go along, too. CHAIRMAN, DEPT. OF CANADIAN STUDIES Reguired by GRANT MacEWAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDMONTON, ALBERTA This newly established College requires a Canadian who can teach and provide leadership for an inter-disciplinary department dedicated to application of studies of Economics, Political Science, History, Literature and Sociology relevant to the Canadian scene and culture. The successful candidate will require a minimum of a Master's Degree, or demonstrated leadership and performance of long standing in Canadian Affairs. The selected chairman will be required to be on full-time staff by May 15, 1971 and available for part-time consultation prior to that date. Salary commensurate with responsibilities and experience. Apply with full resume,by March 26, 1971 to: OFFICE OF PRESIDENT FILE - CSAD GRANT MacEWAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE 10355 JASPER AVENUE EDMONTON, ALBERTA Do armed forces need a union? TRIM JIM - James Chasse, 30, displays the 102-inch belt he wore when he tipped the scales at 755 pounds and the 66-inch belt he now wears. Chasse, who still weighs about 560 pounds, plans to open several reducing salons in New Jersey. OTTAWA (CP) - A campaign to gain legislative changes allowing collective bargaining for the Canadian armed forces may be launched in April by the Public Service Alliance of Canada, a spokesman said Friday. The 130,000-member alliance wants to know first if armed forces personnel want a union. It plans to find out from polls being carried out by opposition MPs and questionnaires distributed to the military by alliance members. Conflicting results are being reported from early returns of the polls. Some of the MPs have agreed to share their results with the alliance though they are not yet committed to the idea of collective bargaining for the armed forces. Kenneth Robinson, alliance public relations director, says that early returns indicate a majority favor some form of collective bargaining. But in Halifax, Michael Forre-stall (PC-Dartmouth-Halifax East) said that a random check of his returns indicate 100 per cent of the men are opposed to the extension through collective bargaining of the right to strike. WANT IMPROVEMENTS Mr. Forrestall said he has received an 85-90 per cent return from 4,000 forms he has sent out to servicemen. The results have not been analyzed yet but the majority seemed to want an improved method of expressing their views on working conditions. Other MPs are also polling military personnel in their constituencies. John MacRae (York-Sun-bury), Patrick Nowlan (Annapolis-Valley), and Paul Yewchuk (Athabasca) are other Conserc- Burnable bottle CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -The Standard Oil Co. (Ohio) has developed a burnable bottle it says will help combat the problem of litter and the mounting difficulty of disposing of solid waste materials. The bottle which the company hopes to manufacture beginning about mid-year, can be burned with minimal air pollution and Has been ruled safe as a container for food and beverages. VARIED LANGUAGES CALGARY (CP) - Blackfoot, Japanese, Swahili and Romanian will be offered at the University of Calgary's 1971 summer school. atives who have sent out punch cards, as has John Skoherg (NDP-Moose Jaw). Other MPs considering the move include Marcel Lambert (PC-Edmonton West).' The Alliance is urging all MPs with bases in their ridings to take part. The punch cards put nine questions seeking to know whether respondents believe collective bargaining can work in the armed forces, what areas should be negotiable, what form of union organization would be preferable and whether military personnel should have the right to strike. Depending on the results, the alliance may make a bid on behalf of the armed forces when it goes before a government - ap- pointed committee next month to propose changes in the Public Service Staff Relations Act. Mr. Robinson said the main arguments against collective ,000 stolen at chain store EDMONTON (CP)-Thieves escaped with $2,054 in cash and $2,000 in money orders from an Edmonton department store. Police said persons entered McLeod's Department Store through an air vent in the ceiling and opened a safe. The money orders may be worthless unless the thieves have a matching money-order machine. bargaining have been that it would tend to break down military discipline, open the armed forces to the influence of inter* national union agencies and result in outside interference. Most of the fears are groundless, he feels. The alliance is not seeking to set up a parallel organization within the military that would be answerable to outside leadership. At most, a military union might choose to affiliate with the alliance but "wer'e not doing this just to get dues from 82,000 more members." Armed forces spokesmen remain non-committal. One questioned the validity of the polling techniques but added that, "regardless, we'll be quite interested in the results." TAX ADVICE FREE/CONFIDENTIAL Free advice on income tax problems is as close as your phone. There's an income tax expert ready to talk to you at the end of this line. He will answer your questions in confidence. 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