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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lcthbridgc Herald Third Section Lelhbridgc, Alberla, Wednesday, Mnrcli U, 1972 Pages 29-30 Opposition leaders ready lor battle Job issue topic in legislatures THE CANADIAN PRESS Lack of jobs looms large as a subject in Canadian legislatures sitting and pending, with opnosi- toin leaders whet ling tlicir blades for knifing into what they call provincial government Inaction on unemployment. Nat 3 oiia lly, 1 he fcde r al gov- ernment got its lumps Monday from the Canadian Labor Con- gress which told the Ottawa cabinet 1971 was a "disaster year'' so far as employment was concerned. And Liberal Opposition Leader Robert Higgins al government on its plans to help the jobless, particularly along the hard-pressed north shore, where dominant pulp ami min- ing companies have laid off workers in recent, months. The New B r u n s -w i c k and cricion hns already indicated he j Quebec legislatures open this will question the New IJruns- week and Quebec :ilso has a bad wick Progressive Conservative jolj situation on its hands Hut over-shadowing tint em- ployment problem in Quebec may be language, the ciuesUuri which more thai] any other pro- vides the driving force behind French-Quebec's nationalist dis- content. Some political observers he- lie vc satisfactory resolution of the language issue could go far "World labor report Jobless total up in most countries By MAX WILDE IxmiEon Observer Service GENEVA Unemployment increased during 1971 hi two iul of every three of the 50 coun- tries for which statistics are available, according to a re- port issued in Geneva by (he International Labor Organiza- tion. Unemployment rose in prac- tically all industrialized conn- cent wore registered for the highest advance, of more than tries, where it often reached eighth consecutive year. 10 per cent in New Zealand. the highest level for several i The greatest vise occurred in The biggest increases in im- years, in some cases the high- Cambodia where prices almost employment were in Guatcma- level since WorJd War II. At (he same time, consumer prices rose more rapidly than in the preceding two years in two countries out of three. In Brazil, Chile, South Korea, Urn- guay and South creases of more Victnarr than 10 per Cambodia where prices almost doubled. the United States, consumer prices rose by more than three por cent. WAGES STEADY But, the ILO report adds, real wages more than kept pace price increases in most countries and reached their There New Zealand ami Sweden, where the rate roughly doub- led. In Den mark, Finl a nd, Wcs t Germany, Mauritius, the Neth- erlands and Britain it rose by more than -10 per cent. Alberta wine business begins to show profit substantial in- unemploy merit in j A n s t r a I i a, Chile, France, j Ghana, India, Poland and Spain, and smaller increases in Austria, Belgium, Ceylon, Jap- au and the United States, i In six countries Canada, j Chile. Ireland, Puerto R i e o, the United States and Yuglo- slavia the unemployment CALGAUY TCP) The Al. berta business is finally bubbling after flat years threat- ened to close the province's two wineries. The industry's effervescence was brought on by a change in Albedo Liquor Control Board policy and a growing customer interest in sparkling wine. Business is so good that Andres Wines and Chalet Wines, both of Calgary, are expanding production capacity at a com- bined cost of million. It's expected Andres' produc- tion following expansion will be about to gallons annually. Chalet, the smaller of the two, will be considerably lower, "Up to 18 months ago we were considering closing down llu; plant and moving said John Boychuck, Andres nattona" vice-president of marketing. Andres is locally produced bul the plant is one of four operated by Uie company across Canada, with the head office in Ontario. "We were hanging on the ropes and it appeared that prevailing attitude was that a liauor industry didn't beTong iti said Chalet President Ed Davis. RULES RELAXED Both were happy with the change in the liquor control board policy toward promotion, whtch enabled the wineries to benefit from the "impulse buy- ing" consumer habit. In recent years, the board has agreed to wine being displayed on racks in its outlets. It also launched self-service liquor enabling the buyer to look over the product. Sales at Andres Wines in- creased by 107 per cent last yea r from 1970, whi Le Chalet sales for the last six months of 1971 were up fla per cent. Despite the quick ctiange- about the wineries are after a bigger share of the Alberta market, Domestic wim-s rate exceeded five per cent. REDUCTIONS Reductions in the total num- ber of people in work occurred in Italy and Sweden, hut the sharpest drop was in Britain from !'8 Pcr ccnt- thc biSScst in foreign wines 20 vears. IJI 1IILUA (Hill 1UJ tfl KIl WlllVri PT-! i L command bulk of the Al bcrta market. IV s different In Ontario and Hritish Columbia was particularly noticeable in the second half of 1971 in prac- 1 ically all industrialized conn- where local wineries dominate .dl1 tries. In several of the mjickcl. 1 it_ these, Part of the problem is blamed on previous government atti- tudes toward (he liquor indus- try, the executives said. SKEK FINANCIAL 11FTUKX Mr. Davis said one flaw in Al- berta liquor has been view concerning financial re- turn by the industry. "Alberta's liquor policy his- torically has been based on net j eluding the United States, it rose rnore sharply among wo- men. The general level of employ- ment rose in 12 countries, but only in Israel, Malawi and Yug- oslavia did the number of work- in g people incre ase by more than four per cent, hi Austria, Canada, Norway and Poland the. increase was between two and four per cent No. 1 broivbeaten ivife liberated revenues but in an economic in tne federal Republic of bia government was accused oi sense the industry should be ex- '-'t-nnany, about half of one per hypocrisy on to half, the tendency toward sep- aratism. The issuu has existed since Premier Robert Bournssa prom- ised in the 1070 election cam- paign tint a Liberal govern- ment would make French the province's working language. In other legislatures: Ontario govern- ment was bit hard by retiring Opposition Leader Robert Nixon in a speech he calted Ins "last hurrah." He said the Progressive Con- servative government still be- lieves, maybe rightly, that pub- lic funds can be used to bribe the electorate. It had created a "financial nightmare" by an- nounL'inf! costly programs be- fore the election and then call- ing for "fiscal prudence and re- strain" in the throne speech. Regina-- Unemployment also was a subject in the Saskatche- wan house, where a government subsidization program aimed at providing summer work for un- employed young people and some students, similar to .1 pro- gram used last year, was an- nounced. Labor Minister Gordon Sny- der said the NDP government plan, to be called the Provincial Employment Program will pay 50 per cent of on employee's wage (o a maxi- mum of a month for four months, Initially million has been designated for the fund. j An employer, in order to qual- j ify for the subsidy, must prove I he will be creating a now posi- tion and not be displacing an- other worker- .socialist point oi view on unemployment and other matters was also beard in the Alberta house for the first time in five years when Grant Motley River-Fair- view) said there was nothing in the tin-one speech for the hard- pressed .cities and little for the unemployed. The Now Democratic Party MI.A. who is in the 75-seat house with 49 Progressive Con- servatives and 25 Social Credit members, said Alberta must abandon its export-first ap- proach to create job-producing secondary industry. British Colum- I .f ENGINEER'S guy could gel oil longled up deciding which side of the tracks is the wrong side in a siluolfon like fhis. Office tower in the background li the first stage of Vancouver's Project 200, scheduled lo complete 30-storey rise by fall of this year. 10% OFF ALL MERCHANDISE HOLLYWOOD UP) Edith Bunker, the No. 1 dingbat and browbeaten wife in the United States. Jean Stapleton, liberated woman. That unlikely pair meets and merges every week on All in the Family. Edith is blind to (be world outside her living room, where she is an accessible target for Archie's male ego and chauvin- ism. But Miss Staplcton, outside of her role as Edith, will not be stifled. "I go along with ivomcn's lib- she said, "f could never live that limited an exist- ence. People should have a lo! more resources than that. "T think Archie's behavior and bigotry are terrible, but it needs to be brought out. Per- haps some family guilty of this behavior will .see it and realize what's happening. "I've beard criticism thai children go out and repeal the ethnic slurs they hear on the show. I've seen no indication of that in my own children. They just laugh at ArehU'. j "I tliink when children slims it's because they heard parents or teachers use them." "HVO CHILDIIKN7 Miss Slapleton's children are Pam, 12, and John, 11. Edilh, by means of the top- rated CflS comedy, has turned Miss Staplcton into a celebrity and an Eramy-winning actress. It is doubtful that Kdith would comprehend this or that she could undersl and a lifestyle where the stage is preferred to the kitchen. Nevertheless, Miss Staple-ton feets slie could he friends with Edith, if there were such a per- .son. In fad, she confesses, she knows many people with (races of Kdith. "There arc a lot of (hnpbat.s in this world, 41I approve of some aspects oi her, hut others I don't. The neg- ative aspects for instance, the way she shuts out the world, is apathetic about so many tilings, including women's lib. "She lias lovable aspects, too. She lives on a shallow level, but she has such depth, oi character and honesty. Edith punctures thftt inflated ego of Archie's with her natural wit and wis- dom." .EVENTFUL, HACKOUOUNn aniined in he said. "This also means the inclu- sion anrl examination of corpo- rate and personal income taxes as veil as services and materi- als purchased by the industry." Tliis profit hypnosis, lie said, is one reason why t lie board limits the number of local wines that can bo through its out- lets. Ami res li st s more t h an -10 vines with the B.C. liquor board. In Alberta, if a company wants to introduce a new wine, it must delete an existing seller cent. The theatre (s an integral paix j so Ulo fjrm docsn't exceed the of Miss Staplelon's life. She has ijj.wine ceiling a long background in slocn anri on Broadway, w here she a n peared in such productions as Junio, Funny Girl and Come Back, Little Sheba. U was through the theatre that she met and was courted by her husband, William H (Bill) Puleh. rhymes wiili Dutch prod uceiMti rector of the Totem Pole Playhouse near Chambersbtirgr Pa., where (ho Pulchcs and their two children will return in mid-March. Miss Stapleton wit! apjwar in fhreo i plays this summer. She said: "I'm a liberate! woman because. 1 have a lihrr-. a ted husband. Therein lies tlie I key to women's liberation. IVo- i pie like Archie have to put down the blinders and look at their wives as human beings and not 1 as pieces of property." Putch said; "I don't tliink ci- ther of us knows how our pro- fessional ground rules for living together and working together camfi about. I never rend any of her scripts, I'm just there. It works in reverse in Uie sum- mer. She just becomes another i member of the company." Actually, there is little rcsem- bTance between Miss Stapleton ami the weary, ri owdy Ed it h Bunker, whose dresses ai bought by a CBS cost u mer at a thrift shop. Past the sunny side of -50, she is attractive, blue- eyed has reddish-bro wn hair, and was fashionably attired in a burgundy jacket, a salt-and-pep- per tweed maxiskirt, and white turtlcncck blouse during fin intei-view. Ex-Blue Cross director dies EDMONTON (CP) Word was received here of the death in Montreal of Joseph Mona- ghan executive director of Al- berta Blue Cross far 37 years i until his retirement 'two months ago. Mr, Monaghan, who was 65 had the profits but. decrying its'use, Opposition Leader Dave Bar- rett said the province made million from the sale of liquor last year and criticized as hypo- critical Health Minister Ralph Loff mark's earlier statement that smoking tobacco and drink- ing alcohol are evils. h ONLY ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT1 ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS SEtL-OFF SALE LETHBRfDGE and TAEER STORES ONLY iraMMOH Leaves hospital ROCHESTER, Minn. (APJ- Actress Agnes Moorheari, 60, was released from hospital here after having licen a pa- tient since Feb. 17. The nature oj her illness was not revealed. Wildly versatile! Serve them any time you like, any way you like over ice, hot 'a spiced, with mixers, in punches, or right from ihe bottle. Cap's Old Mountain Jack Wines two wild B.C. fruit f lavours. Try them soon. ;