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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, March It, THE (.ETHMIOOE HERALD -8 Mobil would buy air time for critics NEW YORK (AP) Mobil Oil Co. has told the three major United States television networks it is willing to buy air- time for its critics if the networks televise Mobil's new line of commercials uncensored. However, CBS, NBC and ABC are reported to have rejected the idea as a dangerous precedent. Spokesman for Mobil said the networks have been rejecting or radically editing the oil company's advertisements that incorporate its point of view on the energy crisis. They said the networks turn down commercials "of a controversial nature" and reluse to show commercials that contain the words "ottshore" and "profits." don't think the American people are aware of the constraints placed on said Herbert Schmertz, vice- president of public affairs for Mobil. Schmertz said the offer to the networks was that Mobil would pay for the extra time if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) deter- mines after Mobil's commercials are shown that the networks must prov- ide equal time to oil company critics under the FCC fair- ness doctrine. Schmertz said the offer was made three weeks ago and that he has not yet received replies Irom the networks A similar offer last October was rejected. The New York Times says that all three networks have rejected the renewal proposal. TAX RETURNS PREPARED BY COMPUTER This year, have your tax returns prepared a better way by computer with the Bene- ficial Income Tax Service! Computerized for accuracy and to calculate your lowest tax. For as little as and up. Set up especially for the typical family. Offices everywhere. Open all year. Phone Beneficial for an appointment today! Act now! Avoid the rush! BENEFICIAL INCOME TAX A service of Beneficial Finance Co. of Canada 423 5th Street South Phone 327-8565 Lethbridge Quebec language bill What's in store? By ANN LAUGHLIN QUEBEC (CP) What difference will having French as the official language make to Quebecers? The government's announced intention to legislate in the field seems to have raised more uneasy questions than concrete answers. As outlined in the inaugural address, the government intends to introduce measures to make French the language of the law and of government at both the provincial and municipal levels It also intends to de- termine "conditions relative to the language of education" while "clearly defining" the place of the English language. The legislation comes in response to growing concern that the French language and culture are being eroded by the cultural and economic pressures of an English- speaking North American continent. French-Canadians have long complained that within Quebec itself they could not break into management positions without having to work almost totally in English and this was backed up by the report of the