Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
14 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Saturday, March Four cities hardest hit East living costs higher By NEIL GILBRIDE OTTAWA (CP) Four cities are already suffering the 10-percent or more rate of inflation that some analysts are forecasting for the entire country this, year, a Statistics Canada report shows. Two other cities are close to a 10-per-cent annual cost-of- living rise, and all but one of the six cities with higher price increases are in Eastern Canada, said the report on February inflation. St. John's, Nfld., leads the list with an 11.7-per-cent increase in living costs since February, 1973; Ottawa is next with a 10.6-per-cent rise; Stop at the... FRONTIER MOTEL Excellent Accommodations. Reasonable Rates Also Weekly and Commercial Rates. Reserve Collect at S27-MM Quebec City 10.4 per cent and Saint John, N.B., 10 per cent. The two cities nearing 10 per cent are Vancouver with 9.8 and Montreal, 9.7. The figures compared with the earlier reported national average rise of 9.6 per cent during the year. The only eastern city with a slower inflation rate than the national figure was Halifax at 9.2 per cent. The national average increase was held down by slower rates of inflation in Central and Western Canada that included 8.8 per cent in Toronto, 7.9 in Winnipeg, 7.3 in Saskatoon-Regina, 8.4 in Edmonton-Calgary and 8.7 per cent in Thunder Bay. HIGHER FOR MONTH However, there were more central and western cities with living cost increases in February that were higher than the national average rise of one per cent for the month. St. John's living costs rose two per cent for the month, Toronto and Vancouver 1.2 per cent each, Winnipeg and Thun- der Bay 1.1 per cent each. Montreal and Saskatoon- Regina were even with the national average at one per cent each. Other city February cost of living increases were five- tenths of one per cent in Halifax ana nine-tenths each in Saint John, Ottawa, Edmonton-Calgary and Quebec City. Food prices, which rose 2.3 per cent nationally in February to a level 17.4 per cent above a year earlier, continued to be a major factor in rising living costs in most cities. Food prices in St. John's rose 3.5 per cent for the month and were up 21.3 per cent during the year, Halifax 1.1 per cent and 16.4 per cent, Saint John 1.6 and 16.8. look under Hires caps for FREE cameras and FREE Hires Hires Bill Dorwarcl, age 13, of 117 Dieppe Blvd., Lethbridge, is the winner of a Kodak Hawkeye Instamatic II Camera Kit, in the current "Hires-Kodak Under The Crown Contest." Bill was presented the camera kit today, by Mr. Stewart Creighton, Sales Manager of Chinook Beverages Limited. Segovia student coming to city Classical guitarist Miguel Rubio is to perform at the Yates Memorial Centre Sunday at 8 p.m. Mr. Rubio is a student of Anderes Segovia, a master of classical guitar. Tickets to the University of Lethbridge students union sponsored event are available at the university or at Leister's at a cost of to students and to adults. The guitarist was to have conducted a workshop at the Bowman Arts Centre from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today. Winnipeg to seek talent for centennial celebrations WINNIPEG (CP) A search for talent tour of 10 Manitoba communities will begin in April with the winners.to take part in a province-wide competition in conjunction with Winnipeg's centennial celebrations. Mayor Steve Juba, in announcing the tour sponsored by the city and the provincial tourism department, said the idea is to instil a feeling of rural participation in the city's 100th birthday activities. CITY OF LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT 1974 SPRING SWIMMING INSTRUCTION PROGRAMS FRITZ SICK POOL REGISTRATION Registration for all of the below listed programs will be taken on March 26th and 27th 1974 from p.m. and p.m. daily in gym 1 of the Civic Sports Centre. SPECIAL NOTICE Registration for the Children's (6 14 years) and Pre-School Children's (3-5 years) Programs will be accepted from Citizens'Of the City of Lethbridge Only. PROGRAMS 1. CHILDREN'S (6 -14 yean) SWIMMING INSTRUCTION MONDAYS, APKIL1-JUNE 3 (10 SESSIONS) -i- p.m. Classes for Red Cross Pre-Begmner, Beginner, Survival Swimmer and Junior b) -i- p.m. Classes for Red Cross Pre-Begmner. Beginner. Survival Swimmer. Intermediate and Senior e) WEDNESDAYS, APRIL (10 SESSIONS) -i- p.m. Classes for Red Cross Pre-Beginner. Beginner, Junior and Intermediate d) THURSDAYS, AMIL 4-JUNtS (IS SESSIONS) -i- p.m. Classes for Pre-Beginner. Beginner. Survival Swimmer and Junior HUD AYS, APRILS-JUNE 7 (10 SESSIONS) 4- p.m. Classes for Red Cross Pre-Beginner. Beginner. Survival Swimmer. Junior and intermediate 0 SATURDAYS, t (IB SESSIONS) -i- p.m. Classes for Red Cross Pre-Beginner. Beginner. Survival Swimmer end Junior -ii- 1.20 ZOO p.m. Classes for Red Cross Pre-Beginner. Beginner. Junior and Senior -Hi- p.m. Classes for Pre-Beginner. Beginner. Junior and Inter- mediate 3. MIXED ADULT AND TEENAGE (15 yrs. and over) LEARN TO SWIMa) Tuesdays. April 2 June 4 (10 sessions) -i- 9-00 p.m. -ii- -10-00 p m. Red Cross Classes for all Levels- Pre-Begmner thru Senior 4. ROYAL LIFESAVINO SOCIETY PROGRAMS 1) Bronze Medallion a) Thursdays April 4 June 6 -i- p.m. Open to all persons 14 yrs. of age or over, holding a current Red Cross Senior Swim- mer Award of equivalent. 2) Bronze Cross a) Thursdays April 4 June 6 -i- 8-30 -11-00 p.m. Open to all persons 15 yrs of age or over, holding a current RLSS Bronze Medallion or YMCA Senior Lifesaving Award or equivalent RED AQUATIC INSTRUCTOR COURSE a) Easter WeeK Monday April 15-Friday April 19 -i- a.m. p.m. Open to all persons 17 yrs of age or over, holding a current Red Cross Water Safety Leader Award. RLSS Bronze Medallion, or YMCA Senior Lifesaving Award. X. CLASSES a) Mondays. Tuesdays. Wednesdays. Thursdays and Fridays. April 1 June 7 p m (10 sessions) b) April 6 June 8 (10 sessions) 4- 1130 am. pm REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE 1. Children's (6 14 yrs.) Swimming Instruction Beginner Survival Swimmer development of simple skffls through water games and play with other children. 2. Pre-School Children's (3 S yrs.) Swimming ClasaM-SlOJO 3. Mixed Adult and Teenage (IS yrs. and over) Leant to Swim 4. Joint Red Croas-RLSS Instructor Course 5. RLSS ModaHkm RLSS Bronze Cross HNRNmBllliraMra LOCAL 256 The competition will be open to individuals and It will be limited to three' categories; instrumental, vocal and variety. One winner will be chosen in each category with an over-all winner selected by means of an applause meter. CASH PRIZES A cash prize will be awarded each individual winner, with the over-all winner being invited to the provincial competition during the summer. Mayor Juba also said a similar talent hunt will take place in 13 areas of Winnipeg later. A prize fund of has been established for the competitions. The April rural tour will be held in Beausejour on the 17th, Teuton 19th, Portage La Prairie 20th, Morden 22nd, Neepawa 23rd, Boissevain 24th, Rossburn 25th, Dauphin 26th. Flin Flon 27th and Thompson 28th. Parrot smuggling can be profitable SYDNEY (AP) Smuggling Australian parrots, noted for their bright plumage, out of the country is said to be big business A pair of parrots trapped in Australia, or bred in the back- yard, can bring in Eu- rope. The law prevents the export of birds native to Australia ex- cept with a licence, which is rarely given when they are not consigned to a zoo. Once every month or so someone is in court, charged with trying to smuggle birds out of Australia, and fined or jailed. Of course, nobody knows how many get away with it, but prices in Europe indicate that parrots remain a valuable commodity. Among the latest in court were a man and woman charged with trying to smuggle "24 parrots out of Australia. He was sentenced to six months and she was fined They were arrested when about to leave Sydney airport and the manner of their at- tempted smuggling, as revealed in court, showed to what lengths people in the business go to get their valuable birds to the aviaries of Europe. The couple had two handbags each, with a false bottom about 2% inches deep with several air holes in the bottom. Each contained eight drugged birds. The woman had a white raincoat under which, in two stockings, were eight birds, also drugged and separated from each other by rubber bands around the stockings. The 24 birds, some extremely rare, were four golden shouldered parrots, four hooded parrots, seven northern rosellas, .five blue bonnets and four Cloncurry parrots. 'Nothing changed9 despite ceasefire in South Vietnam TRY OUR SERVICE DEPARTMENT FOR SPECIAL LIMITED TIME ONLY SPRING TUNE UP SPECIAL Replace Spark Plugs, Points Condenser, P.C.V. Valve, Check Compression, Check Oil Pressure, Check Plug Wires and Distributor Cap, Scope Motor. Set Ignition Timing and Set Up Carburetor. LOW LOW PRICE PLUS SHOCK ABSORBER SPECIAL KJAHANTEEO PER PAIR INSTALLED HEAVY DUTY apply (TMBQ Come in. take advantage of these low prices! Come in and meet our new service staff! jr-Wel Canter. By DENIS O. GRAY QUANG NGAI (AP) A lovely young South Vietnamese girl lies at the edge of a bench, lifting up a heavy weight attached to her leg stump; a gentle-faced man struggles through push-up exercises to strengthen his torso because there isn't much left below his waist. "Nothing has changed here since the Claudia Krich says. "People are dying just as fast, legs and arms are being blown off just as often." At first glance, the long, dimly-lit room reminds you of a gymnasium: a row of nine exercise benches, a wall of pulleys, crude bar bells and the faint smell of sweat. But oddly truncated bodies, scarred stumps performing repetitious movements tells a different story. This is the physical therapy ward of the Quaker Service Rehabilitation Centre in Quang Ngai. The staff: five young Americans from the American- Friends Service Committee and 50 highly skilled Vietnamese. Patients range from new-born infants to stooped, aging peasants who had the "bad luck" to lose limbs through South Viet- namese guns, Viet Cong rockets or the teeming mine fields of post-war Vietnam. For the staff the Jan. 28 pa- per ending hostilities in the country has no meaning. It also has none for Lien. She is 14 but looks nine or 10. Lien is a paraplegic, but sweating hard to compensate. She heaves a bar bell, fash- ioned out of empty soft drink cans and cement, high above her head then eases it down slowly. From time to time she puts the weights aside to adjust the rubber tube which runs into a plastic bag half- filled with her urine. She says she was riddled by shrapnel during a South Viet- namese artillery barrage on her village just after the ceasefire. Duong, 30, is also paralysed from the waist down. It hap- pened one night during government "harassment and interdiction" shelling just before the ceasefire. The artillery also killed her two children. Her husband, a soldier, left home for war five years ago and never came back. Even with the braces and artificial devices available at the centre, she will at best have limited mobility. Worse yet, Duong has no family to go back to. "She will either stay with us at the centre for years, or she will leave here and Ms. Krich said. The stories of the victims are starkly simple and often similar on the blown off by a Viet Cong booby "shot for fun by a South Vietnamese soldier." Candy Darling dead Candy Darling, who was physically a male, and was the first man to.play a woman's part in a Broadway play died yesterday of cancer in New York's Columbus Hospital. Darling made news in 1972 when playright Tennessee Williams chose him to play a childlike young woman in his Off-Broadway play "Small Craft Warnings." nMmnl I Apri Easter Holiday Dtoneytond Tour 11 days transportation and accommodation. Reno Fisherman's Whan. San Francisco. Hollywood. Disneyland. Las Vegas. 22 days as low as Dianayiandf Qrand Canyon. 16 days transportation Fisherman's Wbert, HoUfwOOffl, Knotts Berry Farm. Disneyland. Springs. Grand Canyon and Vegas FteridsTour June Saa low as Sift JO 27 days, transportation and accommodation. Washington. DC. Cape Kennedy Space Centre, Cooo Beach. Fort Lavderdato. Miami Deacti. Disney World. Pensacola. Nassau 9n the Bahamas. New Orleans, B Paso. Texas. Juarez. Mexico. Phoenix, Las Vegas and Expo 74 Spokane (2 Oleneytend and Eape Tew aa lew as 17 74 LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. PHONE 327-35M ANOTHER WINSTON CHURCHILL High School Presentation FINIAN'S RAINBOW PP 1.01 -S1.M YatM Memorial p.m. nightly W.CJLS. M S2S-2M3.