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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 20-THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD-Saturday, March Carpets creep out at rate of eight inches a day Special to The Herald TIENTSIN. China The Chinese are applauded, and rightly so. for tne effort they have made to preserve the traditional crafts. Few visitors leave the country without being taken to a factory where they can see tor themselves how the skills developed over thousands of years are being nurtured in the new society; the sight of in elderly craftsman working away at his bench provides reassurance in a land which in so many ways has turned its back on the past. There is. it must be said at once, more than sentiment involved in this. The Chinese are nothing if not a practical people, and their new rulers realized early on that there was a substantial market for the old crafts abroad; only a tmv percentage of the craftsmens' current ouput is sold at home. Thus economic expedience combined with a genuine respect for the old skills, and the survival of the crafts was assured. Of all the crafts, the one that is perhaps most familiar to Canadians is carpet- making Look in many of the large department stores across the country, and you will find a selection of carpets woven in the factories of Peking and Tientsin, where carpet production is concentrated. Take a peek at the price tags a good nine foot by twelve foot rug in a traditional Peking pattern sells for more than retail in Toronto and you will understand how, on a world-wide basis, they have become a major foreign currency earner for this increasingly export-conscious country. Every Chinese industry has its model factories; in carpet- making, the one most foreigners are taken to see is the No. 1 plant in Tientsin, one of half a dozen in the city. Since Tientsin lies only 75 miles from Peking, southeastwards towards the Gulf of Chihli that separates north China from the Korean Peninsula, it is a visit that can be accomplished in a day's excursion from Peking. For foreigners living in this capital, the trip to Tientsin has a special attraction. In our everyday movements, we are restricted to an area whose outer limits are approximately 15 miles from the Square' of Heavenly Peace; we can drive without special permit to the Great Wall, about 40 miles north, but otherwise we must stay on the city side of the large signs that stand on every road that leads out into the country: Foreigners not permitted beyond this point without special permit." Unruly assortment ol bikes, and human columns clog road to Tientsin. AUCTION NOTICE aanM irmrc Place I Date 320 2nd Ave. 'A' Thursday, North, Lethbridge, April 4th, 1974 Alberta, Canada a.m. Owner EQUIPMENT RECEIVED FROM: Tollestrup Construction Com- pany Ltd., and Others CRUSHERS. 1970 Nordberg 4'AT Cone Crusher, screens, motors, conveyors, on t'iple axle, 2-1963 Pioneer 54" x24' Roll crushers 5229E- 103 106 (rubber drive) on tan- dem axle: 1964 Pioneer Jaw Crusher. (150PRSCE) screens, conveyors, on tandem axle. Cedarapids 15'x36" Jaw Crusher 6236. screens, motors conveyors, on tandem axle; Hydrocone 60" cone crush- er, 9648. motor switch- gear plus numerous spare parts; Cedarapids Commander crusher jaw. rolls, screens diesel engine, on tan- dem axle: Cedarapids Roll Crusher, 28559. motors and conveyors on tan- dem axle: 2 KOLMAN SURGE BINS, conveyors elec- tric motors. PORTABLE CON- VEYORS 5-36" in lengths of 20" 40' 50'. 60 feed conveyor dozer trap and rock picker Pio- neer Folding Radial Stacking conveyor. PAVERS COMPAC- TORS 1972 Blaw-Knox PF220 Paver, PF220-0370-007. 1957 Blaw-Knox. PF90. 90- 5137: 13 Compactors mcl 1971 TampoDouble Drum Vibra- tory, steel rollers. Grids, Wob- blys CRAWLER TRACTORS: 1970 Cat D8H. 46A22482. Cat O6. 44A6663: LOADERS. 1966 Cat 966B. 57H214: 1969 Cat 950. 31K707. 1966 Cat 980. Hough 560 1367 1961 Case W10D. 8171840. 1969 Michigan Model 85 series 3A. 401A- 105CAC. Michigan Model 75 Se'iE3 3A. 409B394; 1966 Cat 377K. 11K931. MOTOR GRADERS- 1964 Adams 777 Gradsr 777GM639 AdarfS 66P s-'r. 666M- 1S4E. TRACTORS: me) 1971 Wh'ie Western Star. DUMP TRUCKS: md. 1972 CMC. 1970 6 1969 Fords. 20 PICKUP 8 SER- VICE TRUCKS: mcl 9 Fords and 4 G M C NUMEROUS TRAILERS' mcl Fruehauf and Willock. and 2-1973 Wilham- son end dumps. CAMP TRAIL- ERS: numerous 10x40 Sleepers Kitchen-Diners: ELECTRIC SETS CaS D353- 200 KW: Cat O343-200 KW. Cat 0333-100 KW: Murphy 175 KW, Cal D353 Power Unit. Per- As Tues- day's Nova Scotia provincial election approaches. boJLh major parties are locked in a debate over the cost of the other's promises, and how they would be financed. The parties have said their promises would be implemented without tax increases. Progressive Conservative Leader John Buchanan esti- mates his program would cost about million the first year. Liberal Premier Gerald Regan says his program would cost million. Both concede that some plans would have to be introduced gradually over a number of vears. The PCs question the total figure used by the Liberals, noting that the takeover of education costs from the municipalities, which both parties have promised to do, would by Liberal estimates cost to million. But while the Conservatives promise to assume this cost immediately, the Liberals say il would take them three years. TV PCs promise a free uni- versal drug pro- gram during the first term at a cost of about million an- nually. The Liberals would make free drugs available to only those over 65 years. The Conservatives would take over the cost of education and the administration of justice and welfare from the municipalities. Aside from the generally-accepted figure of 960 million to million for the education phase of the takeover, no other figures have been presented. The Liberals promise to im- mediately reduce residential by 25 per cent, followed next year by a gradual removal of education costs from municipalities. The Liberals say they also would allow municipalities to deduct up to from the assessment of the homes of pensioners over 65. widows and deserted wives whose income is less than a year While the PCs would provide a phased free-dental- care program for school systems, those on social assistance, senior citizens and the poor, the Liberals promise free dental care for children under seven years of age starting July I. The PCs also promise addi- tional assistance for married couples of 60 years and over. pension increases tied to the cost of Jiving for civil servants, and money for small businesses, farmers and fishermen, for construction of boats. WANT TO BE A TV STAR? CBC-EDMONTON Invites applications for free lance work Qualifications: range of interest in people, places, ideas to think and write in words and pictures to work under pressure and with other people flexibility skills Background: Post-secondary education, community involvement, journalism ex- perience all useful but not essential. apply 30' 1974 to: Free Lance Applications CBC Box 555 Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2P4 All applications will be answered by June 30, 1974 ;