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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Home prices rise WASHINGTON (AP) Th price of a homo is accelerating at a rate that threatens I" leave much of middle-class America paying rent permanently. Millions of families living on below-average incomes already cannot afford liouses. New houses for less than vir- tually disappeared from na- tional census .figures in 1970 and houses for less than will join them soon. Houses for 000 and less, which accounted Cor nearly half of new houses a decade ago, now represent less than 10 per cent. The causes for surging prices money, higher la- bor costs, dwindling available land, spurting lumber costs and strong demands for bigger and belter houses. But the effect is illustrated by Levittown, with its boxy, identi- cal houses in Pennsylvania and the Long Island section of New York State. They cost down, a the Second World War. Levillown houses sell for 000 now. The average price of a new house has jumped to from in seven years, says the National Association of Home Builders. It took 15 years prior to 1965 for prices to in- crease that much. Speed limit reduction suggested NEW YORK (AP) A high federal official suggested today that highway speed limits might be reduced to 50 miles an hour as a way of saving gasoline in case of a shortage this summer. Darrell M. Trent, acting di- rector of the Office of Emer- gency Preparedness, .said "lo- calized shortages" could result from low gasoline inventories and it would be up to affected states to take precautions. "The automobile is much less efficient at high turnpike speeds and reducing average speeds by 20 miles per hour could save 15 to 20 per cent in gasoline con- servation per lie said. Government and industry In threatened areas should also en- courage car pooling and dis- courage unnecessary use of cars, Trent suggested. Trent said OEP can under- take federal gasoline rationing only in situations that threaten national security but does not now have authority for ratio- ning in situations of localized shortages. President Nixon acted Friday to ease the expected shortage by liberalizing restrictions on oil imports and appealing to U.S. refiners to increase gaso- !ine production. Trent said the need to step up gasoline production through the summer may prevent refiners from adequately building in- ventories of healing oil, wliich ran short last winter. Tuetdoy, March V, 197J THE LETH8R100E HERALD 13 Confidential report discloses Egyptian goods looted by Israelis By TERENCE SMITH New York Times .Service JERUSALEM Millions of ollars worth of equipment and ffoperty owned by Egyptian nterprises in the Sinai desert was looted by Israelis in the months alter the June, 1967 war, according to a still-confi- ential report prepared by ttie sraeli state controller. The equipment, mostly heavy machinery and industrial sup- ilies owned by Egyptian min- ng and oil ventures in the Sinai, reportedly was carried away by individual Israelis and civilian contracting firms that were engaged in various road niilding, construction and re- lair jobs in the desert. A reliable source familiar nth the report said the loot- ng took place in the months >efore the military government established effective control in the occupied area. The account of the looting is contained in a lengthy report on the activities of Uie defense establishment prepared by the state controller, a wacthdog of fice. Its reports are submilteeared from the Sanai after he war. He did not describe the equipment, but informed sources said it included drilling and mining rigs, heavy elec- trical equipment and industrial supplies. "What happened to the prop- he asked. "There is no doubt that almost all of it dis appeared and that there were errors by tlie army, govern ment institutions and com panies and private thefts as well." Bader said he was amazed now It was possible to move eavy equipment and installa- ons from Uie depths of the inai and to conceal them within Israel without the prop- r authorities being aware of "To my regret, these details are not given in the re said. "But during the in- estigations we will ask ques- !ons and maybe we will find be answers." NO CHARGES In the Netivei Neft case, a pedal commission of inquiry was established and heard tes- imony for four months. No criminal charges emerged, hut he commission criticized the management of the company and the director ultimately re igned. According to the Israeli press accounts of the controller's re- port, individuals and civilian contracting firms dismantled and sometimes vandalized val- uable equipment left behind in :he' Sinai by the numerous Egyptian and joint Egyptian foreign mining and industria enterprises that had operated there before the war. Much of the equipment re- portedly then was loaded onto B.C. water probe KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) The federal and provincial fish cries services yesterday began a full-scale investigation inti the cause of widespread algae- foam and green slime whic has appeared in Kamloop Lake and the Thompson Rive: ucks and hauled to Israel for use or sale. According to Uw sreali paper Ma'ariv, Indus- rial equipment valued at some 89 million was removed from i site at Abu Zneima, on the Gulf of Suez Coast. 100 Copies 53.30 plui tax l.Q. Of 145 And A Poor Talker? A noted publisher In Chicago reports a simple technique of everyday conversation which can pay you real dividends in social and business advance- ment ajid works like magic to give you poise, self-confidence and greater popularity. According to this publisher, many people do not realize how much they could influence others simply by what they say and tow they say it. Whether in business, at social functions, or even ia casual conversations with new acquaintances thera are ways to make a good lrr> pression every time you talk. To acquaint the readers of this paper with the low rules for developing skill in everyday conversation, tha publishers have printed full de- tails of their interesting self- training method in a new book- let, "Adventures in Conversa- which will be mailed free to anyone who requests it. No obligation. Send your name, ad- dress and zip code to: Conver- sation, 555 E. Lange St., Dept. 628-99 Mundeleui, 111. 60060. A postcard will do. Advt Baby elephant part of family FIRE LOSSES RECORD BRANDON, Man. (CP) Fire losses reached an all-time liigh of about million in 1972, compared with the pre- vious year, says Brandon fire chief Ed Polnick. During the year, the -14-member depart- ment answered 56 calls, includ- ing a blaze in the downtown Security Building in December, compared with 440 in 1971. By LINDA GREENHOUSE New York Tunes Service GILLETTE, N.J. "I want ed an elephant for so long that when we finally got her, I hard- ly talked to my husband anrl children for Elizabeth Hammond said, fending off the gentle nuzz-lings of her 11- month old, 900 pound baby. "I spent every minute with the elephant. It was almost em- barrassing. I'm surprised my family didn't walk out." Nine months later, Iiiignon still takes up a large part ol Mrs. Hammond's day as well as a large part of the Ham- monds' living room, where the baby elephant sleeps in hei own bed, (urns on the color television when she wants some entertainment, blinks the lights on and off to announce her bed- time, eats worth of gro- ceries every day, and general- ly enjoys the life of a pamper- ed house pet and star attrac tion in this rural community in the foothills of the Wafcbung mountains. OTHER PETS There are those, Mrs. Ham mond concedes, who thinks she is "a little crazy." But she re- gards herself as one of the luckiest people in the world surrounded by a tolerant fam ily and by the Ihings she loves in her case happen include, in addition to Mignon the elephanl, a lion cub, a bob- cat, three dogs, a great hornei owl, and three snakes includ ing a 12-foot python. All these animals live in an old five room farmhouse with in (jour 8TEP See the new arrivals for men and women MflRR'NJQ Till 9 p.m. WORLD OF SHOES 317A SIXTH STREET SOUTH the Hammonds and their two daughters, a g e 6 and 11. "If you're going to keep animals out in a barn, you might as well not bother to have said Mrs. Hammond, a native New Yorker who got her early education helping to train ani- mals for on-slage appearances with the Metropolitan Opera. Earl Hammond grew up in Nebraska, the son of an ani- mal trainer. He is professional rainer himself, and owns and trains Tollhouse cookies and the red slag with ;he impressive antlers current- ly starring in six television commercials for the Hartford Insurance Company. The Ham- monds incorporated several months under the name Animal Kingdom Talent Services. Despite all their previous ex- perience, the Hammonds were not quite prepared for what it would take to live with an ele- phant. They bought Mignon, a native of Thailand, for aboul from an importer in Mi- ami. "You can get a cranky elephant just like you can buy a cranky Mrs. Hammont said. "But we were really lucky. We got a brilliant ele phant, a fantastic elephant." Indeed, aside from a weigh! problem due to loo many roas' beef sandwiches Mignon seems to be a model elephant. The Hammonds were told that an elephant could never be hat never been housebrokcn, bu with six weeks, Mignon learnec to use a bucket. She steps gingerly nround the other animals and rarely does anything more destructive (han knock the phone off the hook apparently having learned tha her increasingly massive strength is for use only outside She has even accompanied Ih Hammonds to dinner in Man hattan restaurants. PAYS WAY In order to pay Mignon's bil1 addition to food, she need periodic skin care with fiv pints of baby oil at a time- Mrs. Hammond charges t bring her to parties, sales pro motions, and Republican polili cal gatherings. 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