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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Third Section The Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge, Alberta, Friday, March 23, 1973 Pages 23 to 28 East Is East and its fashions arc begin* ning to get around in the West. First there was the so very big Chinese look and now it's India that is exporting its special glamor. Above, a cotton tunic with matching pants designed for at-home wear. Below left, a silk-with-gbld tunic dress over silk evening pants and a cotton wraparound with matching short pants for informal outdoors wear. Below right, a silk paisley evening dress and a silk wraparound skirt with halter top for resort wear. Schumacher polk 'Bilingualism policies have hurt Trudeau's government' By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA -The great majority of voters in Alberta MP Stan Schumachers Palliser c o n: stituency completely reject the idea that Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau's bilingual and biculturalism policies have aided national unity. Mr. Schumacher, who won the largest majority in English-speaking Canada last Oct. 30th., posed the national unity stance along with a number of other questions in a mail-in poll circulated within his constituency. The poll return was 15 per cent, considered extremely high by usual mail return rates. Some 74 per cent said they thought Mr. Trudeau hadn't helped national unity by promoting bilingualism and bicul-tural policies. And more than 70 per cent asked him to vote against any Liberal government resolution expressing confidence in the government's handling of bill ngualism and biculturalism. Mr. Trudeau has threatened to bring such a resolution into the Commons before the next federal election so that Canadians coast-to-coast can see where the various parties and MPs stand on the issue. More than 77 per cent of constituents returning the questionnaire were against the federal government giving any money to help stage the controversial 1973 Olympic Games in Mon treal. But more than 50 per cent said they would support govern ment aid if various Olympic events were divided up among all parts of Canada. Almost 80 per cent supported1 the retention of the death penalty for all cases of premeditated murder. Less than half, 41 per cent, felt that life imprisonment with no chance of parole was a better substitute than the death penalty. And more than 72 per cent were against the present policy of only having the death penalty for murders of police officers and prison guards. On agricultural issues, some 74 per cent favored the free movement of feed grain within Canada. There was less of a concensus on whether delivery of rapeseed, flax and rye should be controlled by the Canadian Wheat Board. Some 32 per cent said yes, 37 per cent no, and 30 per cent were undecided. Mr. Schumacher found that 92 per cent of those replying felt that poor drivers should pay more for auto insurance than good drivers. However, only less than four per cent thought insurance companies were giving "excellent" service, while 27 per cent felt the service was good, 36 per cent fair, and 24 per cent la> belled it poor. Some 35 per cent felt auto insurance could be improved by stricter government supervision, and 34 per cent favored a government-owned insurance service. Slightly more than 11 per cent made a point of marking their ballots against any kind of government insurance in the automobile field. Almost 70 per cent supported official Conservative policy of mandatory wage and price con- trols,. Of these, 58 per cent thought such controls should be temporary, 24 per cent wanted them to be permanent Mr. Schumacher, who claims part of the reason for his huge election majorities is that he pays close attention to his constituents' views, found that slightly more than 50 per cent felt the current unemployment insurance program to be poor. Less than two per cent found it excellent, 13 per cent classed it as good, and 27 per cent suggested it was fair. But the large majority were all opposed to the ease with which unemployment insurance can be collected, and with the attitude that people have a right to it simply because they have paid into the fund. Most, 67 per cent, felt it was similar to a term life insurance policy where nothing should be paid out unless a person was out of work involuntarily. Only 19 per cent looked on it as a savings program from which everyone should get something back. More than 75 per cent felt the eight week qualification period too short. These believed a person should work longer than the eight weeks to qualify for jobless benefits. This too has been a major Conservative policy plank Some 52 per cent felt there should be some incomo limit on payment of unemployment insurance benefits. Slightly more than 40 per cent said not. In answer to all the questions there was a "don't know or no opinion" answer ranging from a low 2 per cent to a high of 30 per cent. Heart transplant era said over NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Dr. Michael DeBakey says the era of the heart transplant is over because of the development of more effective and less risky surgical techniques to treat heart disease. The noted heart surgeon, chairman of surgery at Baylor University Medical School in Houston, said in a speech that heart transplants "had a very low yeld for the effort." Of the 12 heart transplants he has performed, only one patient is still alive, five years after the operation, Dr. DeBakey said. He said one' difficulty with transplant operations was finding a suitable donor who was young, had died of a brain-destroying accident but was "alive" in other respects. Dr. DeBakey said surgeons can take veins from a patient's leg and graft them to the arteries that channel blood to the heart, so that blood is rerouted past arteries blocked by disease. He said artificial replacements for faulty heart valves can also be grafted into place, and aneurysms - abnormal dilations of a blood vessel - can be repaired by surgery. Book reveals: Roosevelt had 'two families' NEW YORK (AP) - Franklin D. Roosevelt "shared a /completely familial existence" with his s e c r e tary Marguerite (Missy) LeHand, and his wife knew of the arrangement, Elliott Roosevelt says in a forthcoming book. The second-oldest son of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt describes the relationship in ex- P     SAND GRAVEL ASPHALT T0LLESTRUP SAND AND GRAVEL Construction Co. Ltd. PHONE ^ 328-2702 - 327-3610 ^ cerpts from the book, An Untold Story: The Ro'osevelts of Hyde Park, to be published in the May issue of Ladies' Home Journal. The other four children in the family dissociated themselves from the book after publication of a first instalment in which Roosevelt said his parents ceased to live "as husband and wife" after the birth of their last child. He writes that when his father was elected governor of New York, the family moved into the governors mansion with "Missy" in a bedroom adjoining Franklin's. "These two rooms to re joined by a little door with clear glass panels curtained on her side. In view of the role Missy played in Father's life, Mother thought that this was a perfectly suitable arrangement," Roosevelt writes. ENTER YOUR ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES NOW for the 1973 Antique Auctions JUAL AUCTION SERVICES BOX 1545, CRESTON, B.C. Be tough with us and what will it get you? The best lease deal in town. Ask questions. Play Doubting Thomas. Compare our rates That way you'll be sure you get what we promise: more car and more care for your money. Every typo lease plan available, any make car, professional leasing counsel. Phone ROY MclNTOSH at 328-9271 now! Kino CHRYSLER DODGE LTD. Corner of 3rd Ave. and 11th St. S. Phone 328-9271 "It was not unusual to enter his sunny, corner room and find Missy there in her nightgown," Roosevelt says. "There was no attempt to conceal their relationship. Everyone within the family had come to accept the fact that Missy was a special part of our family. "Because we had seen the hostility between our parents, it was no great shock to discover that Missy shared a completely familial existence with Father. What did surprise us, later on, was the knowledge that Mother knew, too, and accepted the fact like the rest of us " When Roosevelt was elected president "Missy had her own White House apartment, assigned to her by Mother, on the third floor . . . and only private office opening directly into Fathers oval study on the ground floor," Roosevelt says. "She was on call by Father, and only Father, seven days a week, 24 hours a day," he adds. In a statement following the excerpts, Roosevelt says: "I feel that the truth is better told than alluded to in veiled sentences.' Over $100 billion The gross national product, value of all goods and services, topped $100 billion for the first time in the country's history during 1P72, Statistics Canada said in a preliminary report. Total GNP was $102,935 billion for 1972 compared with $93,094 billion in 1971. In terms of con-slant 1961 dollars, which removed the effect of inflation, the annual rate totalled $71.16 billion in 1972, up from $67.45 billion in 1971. The growth |n the GNP was accompanied by the largest employment gains since 1969 but equally large increases in the labor force kept the unemployment rate at a high level. ^liliPilll THE BEER. ;