Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 THE LETHBRIOQE HERALD Thursday, March 21, 1974 LARGE DOCK The Saint John, N.B., dry dock is one of the largest in the world. MAJOR MILITARY BASE Camp Gagetown, N.B., is Canada's largest and most modern military base. Bread battle How to Tonight MAKE HAY on your INCOME TAX There's always hay making at your nearby BLOCK of- fice. Trained tax men take COMPLETE your data and bale it up RETURNS fast so you have every fax deduction you've got com- ing. Make hay now at H R BLOCK. GUARANTEE H we make any error in the preparation of your tax return that costs you any interest or penalty on additional taxes due while we do not assume the liability for the additional taxes we will pay that interest and penalty Tdx SPIVICP With OVPI 6000 Offices in North Americd 3rd So. 329-3632 324 13th St. No. 327-4075 Weekdays 9 to 9; Saturday 9 to 5 APPOINTMENT NECESSARY, Bakers and board at odds over size of price increases OTTAWA (CP) Bakers and the food prices review board remained at odds Wednesday over the extent of bread price increases necessary to keep the industry profitable. Members of the Bakery Council of Canada said the Specialists in all types of ENGINE REBUILDING CYLINDER BORING AND RESLEEVING CRANKSHAFT REGRINDING Ask about our Guarantee ENGINES WISCONSIN ENGINE Sales and Service Centre Custom Engine Parts Ltd. 1605 3rd Avenue South Phone 328-8181 average price of a 24-ounce loaf of white must rise another cent, to 35 cents, to cover increased expenses and return a reasonable profit margin. But the board remained firm on its stand that a two- cents-a-loaf increase, instituted earlier this month, is all that is justified for most bakeries at the present time Chairman Beryl Plumptre of the board said after a public meeting with the bakers that a statement would be issued shortly setting out the board's position on any future in- creases. But there was speculation the year-old review agency would not alter a stand outlined in a lengthy report on the baking industry late in February. At that time, the board said price increases of two cents on the standard loaf were justified to cover increasing sugar, milk and other costs. A further cent would be justified "at some later date." The bakery council, organ- ization for 409 of the country's bakeries, said the extra cent is needed now It had agreed to hold increases to two cents a loaf until after the meeting with the board. "We're talking about the survival of our baker Jean Pigott ot Morrison-Lamothe Foods of the Ottawa-Hull region said. It would be "grossly unfair" to restrain the industry to a two- cent increase. Board member Grant Thompson replied that the review agency had no wish to see companies disappear. "But we also don't want to see the consumer disappear. "There has to be a line somewhere." After the meeting, Mrs. Plumptre said the bakers had not presented the board with anything particularly new. But they had shown the figures did not always illustrate all the problems facing companies. New Democrat food critic Terry Grier (Toronto-Lake- an observer at the meeting, said he was impressed by the confidence the board showed in its cost calculations regarding the baking business. Bakery spokesman Peter Wygant of General Foods Ltd., Toronto, said the board appears to recognize that bakers have been absorbing extra costs for months. This Longines Symphonette Phono Component System is a great buy. This beautiful sound system has a powerful instant-on solid state chassis for real dependability. Smooth slide controls for tone and volume. The BSR stereo 4 speed automatic record changer lets you relax with up to 3 hours of music. Record pampering diamond stylus and balanced tone arm. Moulded cabinet 14Vz x x 73A" with walnut woodgrain and brushed metal accents, smoked plexi- glass dustcover. Dual-Cone PM acoustic speakers fill your room with rich stereo sound. Input jacks let you add .a tape deck. BONUS STEREO HEADPHONES. 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"We have an obligation to serve in the present commis- the spokesman here said "But our reading of the latest ceasefire is that we believe the present commission has no legal responsibilities In light of that, we have proposed (two weeks ago in the Laotian capi- tal of Vientiane) an early meeting of the commission to consider its indefinite adjournment There was no threat of unilateral a suggestion that the three- nation commission be adjourned. The other two members are India and Po- land SUGGEST REASON Diplomats in Vientiane have been quoted as saying that Ca- nadians feel the Royal Lao government and the insurgent Pathet Lao, by working out an independent political settlement among themselves, have made the present commission inoper- ative The two sides began a ceasefire a year ago and agreed to set up a coalition government. One unidentified source is reported to have said that Canada is "taking a strictly legalistic view of the whole are unhappy with the ICC and want some other nation to replace them on it." The ICC on Laos, established in 1954, was reconvened under the provisions of the 1962 Geneva agreement; which estab- lished a tripartite government of rightists, leftists and neutrals in Laos The external affairs spokes- man here said today tha: Brit- ain and Russia, co-chairmen of the Geneva agreement, have been told of Canada's desires, as have the other parties to the agreement: France. China and the U.S "The Indians and the Poles have been told and so have the Laotians, Cambodians and South he said. "We've told just about every- body." Astronomers think life elsewhere SYDNEY, Australia (Reuter) Two recent discoveries by radio astronomers have .raised substantially the chances of life existing elsewhere in the universe, an Australian scientist said Wednesday. Extra-terrestial life now is "highly probable." said Dr. B J. Robinson, director of cosmic radio astronomy at the Com- monwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization Robinson said two major breakthroughs have been made using a 210-foot radio telescope at Parkes. New South Wales. They are the finding of a new organic molecule, methylamine. in the Milky of our own the discovery that the molecule formaldehyde exists in other galaxies. "It looks now as if the molecular situation at the centre of our galaxy may be universal." Robinson said in an interview. "To the extent that the exis- tence of life now is highly probable elsewhere in our own galaxy, so it now is equally probable in other galaxies too." "The detection of poly- atomic organic molecules in external galaxies increases probability of inter-stellar life enor- mously There are a thousand billion galaxies fake ours." he added.