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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta g _ IHt LETHBRIDGE HERAID Solurdoy, Morch 17, 1973 _------ Blacks get starvation pay Controversy started over wages By KEVIN DOYLE LONDON (CP) A report that 80 per cent of the British firms in South Africa pay tlicir black workers less Uifin subsist- ence wages lias set off demands [or a public investigation. James Callaglian, former La- bor home secretary, lias asked Prime Minister Edward Heath to set up an immediate investi- gation into the charges. Peter Hauies, young Liberal leader, lias demanded that the government ban all future in- vestment in the while-ruled state until such a study can be completed. The World Council of Churches added its voice to the protests Thursday. Delegates from anti-apartheid groups, pacifist organizations and African liberation move-! ments are meeting here to plan a concerted campaign of boy- cotts and other action against the firms involved. The controversy was set of by a report in The Guardian newspaper that the majority nf British companies in South At- rica pays wages to blacks which are lower than the gener- ally accepted starvation line. MAKE LESS THAN SG5 In Johannesburg atone, The Guardian says, nearly 70 per cent of African families em- ployed hy British concerns make less lhan a month. The firms involved, including one owned by millionaire finan- cier Jim Slater, have either de- nied the charges, argued that they were unaware of the prac- LIVESTOCK BRAND INSPECTORS CAIOARY and RED DEER The successiul cpplicanls will perform livestock brand inspection work at Calgary or Red Deer markels. Requires grade len and live years experience in handling livestock with emphasis on branding and brand readinq. Applicants should advise of iheir location preference. Salary range lo Presently under review. Competition number 4441.Ol. Closing dole Morch 28, 1973. Information nnrt application forms fromi GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA, PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION OFFICE, ROOM 1101, JOHN J. BOWLEN BUILDING, 620 7th AVENUE S.W., CALGARY 2, ALBERTA. ces of their South African sub- idiaries or contended that all 10 facts had not been pre- ented. UFA sales, earnings set record CALGARY (CP) The Unit- d Farmers of Alberta has reported the largest sales vol- ume and highest earnings in its tistory permitting a payment of in dividends to its armer members. The record cash payment was by the board ol directors lo delegates attending he United Farmers' annual convention. Increased farm cash Income and the availability of fairly ;riced markets for Alberta agii :ultural products was the rca son given for the 20.7 per cent increase which pushec total sales to for thi year, million above 197 sales. Net earnings were or above the 1971 record year, the larges earnings Increase of any singl year of the co-operative's oper ation. Cash payouts wtil include pre- ferred sliare dividends, farn supply patronage dividends, portion of current and delerrec petroleum patronage cHvidenc and payments to association and to retiring members an estates. If authorized, the funds wi be paid in cash to UFA'S fan or customer before the niiddl of April. The. Guardian article men- ons only British firms. There re large Canadian, United tales and European concerns i the racially-segregated coun- The conlrovcrsy Is likely to mbarrass bolh the South Afri- an and British governments. South Africa has been in- ensifying efforts to gain prefer- nlial trading status within Ihc inlarged European Common Market to ccmpens a L e for osses suffered when Britain oined the economic commu- lity. Britain still is South Africa's argest external market and source of foreign investment, and any disruption in these inks would be a severe blow to he South African economy. The African stale is Britain's 'ifth largest export market ifter the U.S., West Germany, .he Irish republic and the Neth- erlands. In 1968, the last year for which figures are available, Britain invested nearly bil- lion in South Africa, making it the fourth largest market for United Kingdom capital after Australia, Canada and the U.S. Britain earns an average re- turn of 12.1 per cent on South African investments, compared with 8.9 on U.S. iniveslments and 5.1 in Canada. The Mgh returns are based, partially at least, on plentiful cheap, black labor. ALL UNDER WATER Lake Bonnevllle, a now-ex- tinct lake of the United States, once covered what now is Ne- vada, Utah, Oregon and Califor- nia. Black market shopping Canadian Armed Forces Sgt. Real Dorais of Grand market in the city's Central Market area. Some 20 Cona- Mere, Que., stationed wilh the International Commission dians are based in Hue where one of their responsibilities for Control and Supervision contingent in the northern is keeping an eye on the northern front at Quang Tri. city of Hue, looks over combat boots for sale on the black St. Patrick's Day delayed Newfoundland confuses islanders ANY FURTHER WE HAVE THE SELLERS TRAVEL FUN! PROWLER TRAVEL TRAILERS j The No. 1 Travel Trailer in North America at Competitive Prices. 16 MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM IN 16W TO 25' LENGTHS TERRY TRAILORS Also made by Prowler 17 MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM IN 1614 TO IT LENGTHS WINNEBAGO MOTOR HOMES The world's No. 1 Recreation Vehicle Manufacturer. Available in 18' to 28' lengths. Featuring the exclusive Thermo Panel Construction Ba ture lo see new "Minnie Winnie" now on display By JAMES HUSSEY CP Correspondent ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) Sure and be'ffar, it's Paddy's Day. Or is it? Newfoundlar i can be a con- fusing place to people from oilier -parts of the world. There are times when there is even confusion among the is- landers themselves. In most places celebration to honor Ireland's patron saint take place Saturday, but the Newfoundland government de- clared Monday to be set aside for St. Patrick's Day. So, in the 10th province Canada, March 17 becomes March 19. Regardless of date or the state of the weather, there will be no detraction from ob- servance of the (lay as the hearts of good Irishmen be- come spiritually united once again with the Emerald Isle. The ground may still be white with winter's snow, but green will be the color of the day as some Irish de- scendants in wear green suits, green dresses, green trimmings and the "dear, darling shamrock that grows in Ireland." MUSIC APLENTY Recordings of the Clancy Brothers will shake (he ceil ings of nightclubs and other places of entertainment. Pa Irons will prance and dance to the strains of Irish It's all in honor of St. Pat rick. The man reputed to liave converted the heathen Irish t Chrisianity back in the fifth century AD. In Newfoundland the yean have brought some change t the celebration. There have been no parades during the last three years, but the executive of the Be- nevolent Irish Society (BIS) ..-.eke the traditional calls on 1 he archbishop and the lieu- enant-governor here. The BIS, founded here in 806 by influential merchants, the oldest fraternal and service organization in the province. It is still a major iperation interested in educa- ion and other facets of soci- ety. Because of a lack of records, Newfoundland liis- ory is one of the most diffi- cult to trace, but it has been established that the Irish fig- ured largely in the Newfound- land population in the early IBOOs. AIDED FAMINE VICTIMS During the potato famine that caused untold distress, suffering and death in Ireland between 1848-18'in, Irishmen in St. John's and Conception Bay sent financial assistance back home. It is recorded that the St. Jolm's BIS at a meeting Feb. 5, 1847, voted to be put "to the relief of the dis- tressed in In the 17th century Irish priests were proscribed in Newfoundland, but there is ample evidence -that many came to the Island to minister to the people. These mission- ary priests, as well as the clergy of all denominations, travelled in small open boats in all kinds of weather at all seasons and disaster ond death overtook many of them. The majority ol immigrants were the Roman Catholic Irish, but there were some Protestant Irish too. The BIS has always been non-sectarian. It is recorded that when the Conception Bay BIS was set up in 1014, tho founders were an Anglican clergyman, a Methodist min- ister and a Catholic priest. 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Other win- ners arc: Tom McCready, Don Miller, Tom Earl and John Brooks. Never to laugh er bve Nor taste the summertime? INSERTED EY TWO CONCERNED CITIZENS ;