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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Match 1971 THE IHHBRIOGE HERALD 5 Hard times 4You cant let it get you down CP Big Johnny Johnston slipped the fastball glove on his left picked up a pair of roller skates and swallowed his Thais all the birthday presents my son Mike he said as he flicked his right knuckles nervously into the pocket of the Were used to giving a lot more than that but this year we couldnt even afford the I got the glove on credit and Granny bought the That hurts Big Johnny be cause he is used to Nohitters were common when he pitched fastball on the dia monds of southwestern On He once struck out 20 in a game in But Johnny has not been At the employment office they do not know his earned run average because the 280 pound sheet metal worker is simply John un employed father of two boys Michael who turned six March and his wife Joy and the two boys live h a small house in this town of about eight miles south of He is one of the more than unemployed workers in the Sarnia The citys un employment rate is more than 12 per double the na tional and in the con struction field the rate is more than 50 per In tlie imemployed are in the pool rooms and union offices or standing on the street talking about how nice spiing could Driving to from you pass eight miles of one of the largest petrochenucal industries of the Smoke storage miles of copper pipe names in big A taxi driver shakes his head With all that you wonder how tliere could ever he such a thing as But Mayor Paul Blundy tells you that the petrochemi cal the life blood of is also responsible for the Weve bad a boom for about five years but the boom stopped last fall when the in dustry reached a saturation he the construction people are the hardest No bodys Its as simple as It is in the Johnstons living room that the human side of the unemployment statistics has had to do a lot of stick handling with the budget since Ive been off work last he We like to cat well but its different Were having a lot of spaghetti and I bet I can tell you every good deal in every grocery store Last week tomato soup was selling for eight cents a can so I bought 20 And then there was the time that weiners were selling for 39 cents a The guy limited me to seven pack I should brought Joy and the The rcore than in have had to rely on a month from unemployment benefits and money from You cant let it get you cant let it beat says The rent is a month heat about special pills to ward off gout which has plagued a month for everything including union dues of a It just doesnt work says Thank God my relatives are The Korean War veteran says he is a good that several companies have told him that they would hire him if they had any But theyre all in had he Some have laid off guys who have years anl years of TURNED DOWN SUDBURY Ho said he has been offered a job in Sudbury but he turned it down because he is a family Joy and the kids are ev erything to he Ive seen families break up when the husband had to go away My place is at home and Ill stick it Sudburys 400 miles away and some guys have been on the road 25 hours in a snow trying to get And when you figure out the transportation costs and a week for a theres not much sense in liv ing in two Johnny said he makes an hour when he is working and that the union has helped immensely by paying doctor and hospital But one tiling I have to say is that instead of asking for a British imports top Tory awards NEW YORK Renter Brit ish theatrical imports stole the show in nominations for Tony Broadways equivalent Britain plans to ration gasoline LONDON AP Britain is preparing plans for gasoline ra tioning in case Mediterranean oil supplies are cut political sources said which supplies 25 per cent of Britains has threat ened a shutdown unless interna tional oil companies pay a stiff increase in royalties Other Mediterranean producers are backing the Political sources said the crnment has asked the banks to prepare plans for issuing ration The banks would be better placed than goveinment departments to do this because of their network of branches in every mam Britain has oil stock sufficient for three disruption would sot in because of the difficulty of rerouting tankers to more distant oil Libya is asking 75 a barrel of crude in place of the current Prime Minister Itath be lieves rationing wouM be able to paying a price which would add to Britains inflation ary LOT OF PASTA If all the macaroni products consumed during 1970 were formed into ono long sfrand of spaghetti II would slrooh for al most savs llic Na tional Macaroni of Hollywoods wlucl were announced by David Storey by Anthony and The Philanthropist by Christo pher which had sue cessful runs in London before opening en for the title of best Sir John Gielgud and Sir Ralph stars o vied for best acto award along with Alec Me Cow en for his role in The Phi lanthropist and Britishborn Brian Bedford in Molicres Th School for Three of the four best directo nominees also are British Line say Anderson for Clifton Williams for and Pete Brook for Midsummer Night WIN NOMINATIONS Three supporting actors wo Tony nominations for their role in British Zim mermann for Ins role in Th Donald Picket ing for Conduct ani Ronald Radd in Abelard am Diana who plays He is in contention for Ih best actress award willi U S stars Maureen Staplelon in Gin gerbread Estclle Parson in And Miss Reardon Drinks Little and Marian Seldcs fo Fathers A third member of the Horn Tilona wa mentioned for the best suppor ing in a dramati She plays a patient in mental institution along wil Richardson and Other entries for British plaj are for her seen designs in Midsummer Nights and William Hitman fo his lighting designs in The arc lo he mad March M at Bioadways Palac raise in the contract I hink we should go for more Tinge Id forgo a 40centanhour raise if there was some way f looking after things during rough times EXPECTS TAX REBATE But the first thing I do with that money is fix Rus sells bike and buy Mike a ood secondhand Those ikes come first Driving back to watching the lights blink in chemical Johnny turns down the radio in his 1965 You if it wasnt for Joy I dont know what it would be Shes a good A man needs that kind of love and I dont think everybody gets especially in times when you need it Clean air bill introduced Mark Ten contcsl SILVER DOLLAR FOR CENTENNIAL This is 1he design which will appear on a silver dollar honoring British Columbias centennial this The face of the coin will bear a portrait of the while the reverse side will bear the official coat of arms of the The first silver dollar issued in Canada since it will cost the purchaser and will be a collectors item OTTAWA CP The bill to MiDavix ti be the m fi air whereur mmxiuwi m the Commons governments icoigamzat ion tehcius forestry commitact is replud that with tee has been a qualified basing by two Oppo sition MP tu L against it would be almost line oeing against moth erhood Lloyd Crousel ordered I But the good intcnj lions of the government OTTAWA CP The con fact remaini that the Mirj sumer affairs depiulmcm will rounding our globe knows no j investigate a complaint that a boundanei j promotional campaign oper The which pro ated by Mark Tcnugaretlcs is poses i m u m fines o in cases where emis sions set would be helpful in he but would be worthlei if the air in neighbor ng Detroit not cleaned up We cannot act Barren Dan son L York par hamentarv secretarv to Pnmc Minister told He replying to Rarry Mather iNDP Surrey White Rock said that un der the it would take a onep a c kaday smoker 243 the new Lla C to OT ur pollution to r communry it complement L fui cuntiol e n t other pMior llaidun Koot N r hare the letling Ui unit L dttoe members tC KMI us tlC DM bill in tivvorld to i Its a step but nut a big step fui Harding criti ci2ed the bill for with the problem of air pollution in a fragmented Mr Ci ouse asking Fish1 years to collect enough cou eries Minister Jack Davis pons for an advertised televi whetlier Canada has made any sion Total price of the ci to establish global air garettes smoked would be quality I about ART DETRCH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan 3284095 Ufeil remove yoursnow tires for At Firestone Stores listed below orparticipalingDeaers Corner 3rd and 8th Phone 3278548 Open Daily 8 to Open a Firestone Budget Account or use VI ;