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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Union labor ordered VICTORIA (CP) 111 future all contractors awarded public works projects in British Cil umbia will have to employ union labor, Labor Minister Bill King said after introducing a new public works Fair Em- ployment Act In the legislature. A companion piece of legisla- lion introduced by Mr. King at the same tirae makes directors and officers of a corporation liable for its employees' unpaid wages, even if the corporation declares bankruptcy. The act respecting provincial government public works "re- quires as a condition of award- ing government contracts that a collective agreement must be in said Mr. King outside the House. "In other words, any public works contracts will not be awarded unless there is a cer ttfied union and a collective agreement in existence with the company bidding for the contract." Asked why Uie government was discriminating against non- union firms, Mr. King said he thought the new act, which re- places the former public works Fair Wages and conditions of Employment Act of 1951. "re- moves discrimination." "Because on the one hand now, you have companies bid- ding against competitors who are not required to pay a union wage. So this removes that dis- crimination and puts them all on an equal basis to compete." The minister also said that the new act reflects his and the new Democratic Party govern- ment's desire to increase the number of unionized workers in B.C. "I think It's fitting and proper that the government should indi- cate their desire to do business with union contractors." Mr. King said there was "considerable amount" of pub- lic works business going to non- union contractors in the past, _____________________________. Wednesday, March 1973 THf LfTOMKWI WtAW Auto group suggests blood tests for breath analysis OTTAWA (CP) Blood tests 1 The association, representing rfor gaboline mil OTTAWA (CP) Blood tests 1 The association, representing should replace breath analysis 1.1 million' Canadian motorists, to provide a tougher deterrent said delaying proposed automo- against impaired driving, the bile pollution standards until Canadian Automobile Associ- 1980 would allow more Ume for ation says. research. Great Britain, Denmark and Govrnment-assisted research Sweden have found blood tests mto alternate fuels and engines effective in curbing alcohol-re- might solve pollution problems lated accidents, the association at an acceptable cost. said in a brief to the federal1 cabinet. "Blood (testing) provides a certain means of determining precise alcohol-blood said the brief. "We are led to believe that the rigid standards that have The association also recom- mended that the government delay irr.picrnonting exhaust emission standards, enact au- been proposed will add substan- tially to the cost of purchasing and operating automobiles." Proposed government stand ards call for reduction of ex haust emissions by 90 per cen i r- m tomobile warranty legislation Automobile prices could ris and help the provinces devise an estimated in 1976 be- emergency highway cause of pollution control de- Vietnamese beggars search through a pile of gar- bage spread out on a street in Saigon, looking tor items thaf can be put to use again. The cily is choked with more than four million persons, including beggars, crip pies, prostitutes, and thieves and by Western standards Is little more than a human cesspool. medical standards. Breath analysis has not been as strong a deterrent against drunk driving as anticipated, said the briet. A number of fac- I tors, many unforeseen, had weakened breath analysis legis- lation. The association would have blood taken from suspected im- paired drivers by trained tech- nicians and doctors. Refusal to submit to a blood test would be an offence, the same as refus- I ing breath analysis. The rights of accused persons [would be protected by provid- ing blood samples for indepen- dent analysis vices, said the brief. Fuel con sumption could oumpuun tm JTV. cent because of allegedly inf ior gaboline mileage on les equipped with anti-pollu- ,on devices. Warranties, said the brief, are a continuing source of irri- tation to motorists. Minimum warranty standards needed on all new automobiles sold in Canada, forcing manu- facturers to repair or replace defective workmanship or mate. rial! at no cost to the purcha- ser. The association recom- mended: automobile child restraints carry approved la- bels; vehicle spectlon under government su- pervision; vehicle lighting for night driving; Sunday tucking not be allowed. CARLTON CARDS LTD. REQUIRES SALES REPRESENTATIVE To cover Ulhbrldgu end lurrounding In calling on drug, variety, chain or dept. rtorw an Trill Is an territory. Our company Is a lender In III field, ialary bonirt, company carr normal fringe benefit. Ploaie Phone KEITH HUNT, HOLIDAY INN, IETHBRIDGB China searches for new drugs By ALTON BI.AKESl.EE PEKING (AP) Modern China is a vast laboratory searching for new and better drugs. hunt is analysing thou- a mainstay of Chinese medicine. It is directed, too, to- ed for the coming fiscal year. Tradtor deaths worry Horiier tries. "Our country is a big nationa storehouse, a treasure chest o medical says Dr. Chu Chao, official in charge of medi cal science and technology a the health ministry here. "Why not' make use of it' Some herbs have been pu EDMONTON (CP) Agri- culture Minister Hugh Homer to use and some" are rather ef expressed concern in the legis- fective." lature about the number of Herbs grown or found deaths in tractor accidents in southern China differ fro: lberta those in the north, Dr. salt Dr. Homer said he hopes the so local herbs are being co new farm machinery appeal lected, cultivated and used o board will study the possibility patients in some are of providing roll-bars and As yet there are no publisne< other protective devices for results on the herb analysis, th tractor operators. I official said. Only one medic? EVERYONE IS ON TOP OF THE 70V At The Statutory Grape we have Suits such as Clinton, Jacquardi, Utex, and Roman International. ON SALE FOR s 70 AND LESS We're here to make you look better. WOOLS, FORTRELS, DENIfAS STATUTORY GRAPE BOUTIQUE journal has resumed publication nee Uie upheaval of the Chi- ese cultural revolution. There ere 19 before. The national effort is "to find erbs for alt says r. Ma Hai-teh, an American to has spent 40 years in lina, Dr. Ma, born George Hatem, aid that at his own institution, ic Chest and Cardiovascular ospilal in Peking, "we are try- ng to find new herb medicines or cardiovascular disease." "Some 10 to 15 different herbs j-e being tried clinically. They ad already gene through ani- mal tests to determine which nes might hold promise. Many lospitais are doing the same ,hing on various diseases, but he results have not yet teen niblished." HAKE MODERN DRUGS At the Peking Pharmaceutical Works, about 80 modern drugs are being mass-produced, in- cluding antibiotics, vitamins, fain killers and hormones. Re- searchers are reported to be analysing about 40 to 50 vari- eties ot herbs and various mix- tures, again with no firm re- sulls yet. A curious river of raw mate- rials flows into the Nanking Traditional Pharmaceutical shells, antelope horns, roots and bark and seeds from various plants or trees, rice and flowers. These and other products are used in about 200 kinds of medicines, said Mrs. Hung Pe-faff, chair- man of the Revoluitonary Com- mittee for the factory. Automation has been adopted to turn out a finished river of pills, syrups, tablets, powders and tinctures, which an outside distribution company sells to drugstores and hospitals. Erroneous tax returns shotv drop OTTAWA (CP) income tax returns are running 40 per cent below last year Revenue Minister Robert Stan bury told the commons, sayini that recent correspondence indi cates a favorable reaction to the new 1972 tax forms. A skeptical John Diefenbake Albert) said there re two types of falsehoods ordinary falsehoods and sta istics." He was unsuccessfu n his attempt to determine how many returns had been re- ceived. Mr. Stanbury said there were ome complaints before Uie orms were distributed, partly because of the "fear tactics" of the opposition. But in recent days the correspondence has been "quite the contrary." 325 7th St. S. PHONE 327-3313 BAEX SEEKS DIVORE REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) Folksinger Joan Baez filed for divorce Monday, the fifth anniversary or her marriage to pacifist David Harris. Miss Baez, 32, and Harris, 28, sepa- rated in late 1971. Harris had earlier completed serving 20 months In prison for draft re- sistance. WATCH FOR DAILY REDUCTIONS ;