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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 31, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THf L17HBRIDGE HERALD Solurrfoy, March 31, 1973 Telephone firm ivms increases OTTAWA tCP) Bell Can- ada won approval Friday for virtually alt the 1973 price in- creases for which it applied to the Canadian Transport Com- mission. Tiw higher prices probably will show on April telephone bills for Bell customers in On- tario and Quebec. Bell had applied for increases that would have given it ?36 million more if they were in ef- fect for all of this year. The commission's decision is equivalent to a in- crease if in effect for all this year. The increases will provide million during 1371. The commission also in- dicated it is looking favorably on at least some other Bell pro- posals for price increases. These would take effect next year if approved after hearings expected in the autumn. Increases approved Friday in- clude: Cyprus plot charges hurled cents a month more for basic residential telephone service. increase of five cents a j month or IVi per cent, which1 ever is'greater, on most other basic rates extensions and aux- iliary services. rales for the initial period of long distance calls: two cents more for the first minute of direct dial calls; five cents more for the first lliree minutes of station-to-station op- calls; 10 cents more for the first tiiree-minutc period of person-to-person calls. payments for services such as telephone in- stallation will go up 25 per cent immediately an another 25 per cent Jan. 1, 1974. rates for data ser- vices and miscellaneous special services will rise by five cents or 1V4 par cent, whichever is greater. two-per-cent increase hi rates for teletype messages. I I'LL HELP K- YOU GET IrwiJL THE HOME YOU WANT! ART DRIEDIGER Send lor your free 1973 Home Guide Today. B P. O. Box 3034, PotUl Station 'B', Calgary, Alberta NICOSIA (AP) Archbishop Makarios, president of Cyprus, accused Gen. George Grivas to- day of plotting to overthrow the government. It was the first time that Ma- karios had openly implicated tlie former Greek' undergrounc leader in threats against his government. The archbishop told a news conference: "Any altemptee discussed only when a bill is irought forward laler on a cor- tax cut announced in Uie 972 budget, but to be put into effect starting in the 1973 tax ear. The reasoning appeared to be purely political. New Democrats, who hold the effective balance of power in supporting the Liberals in the minority House, have called the write-offs and the reduction in he top rate of corporate taxes xi 40 from 49 per cent a "rip- off" that puts the heaviest tax >urden on the working man.' Conservatives have said that since the government pledged :he tax reductions, and business made plans accordingly, the step should be taken. But Con- servative Leader Robert Stanfield says it should be for one year only. The government says the write-off step could be :nacle arc a factor, the spokesman said. This could swell after ttie end of the current fiscal year, expiring today. Reserves get more training OTTAWA (CP) There will be increased training for armed forces reserves and more stu- dents will be employed by the national defence department lliis summer as a result of the increased defence budget. De- fence Minister James Richard- I son said Friday. Mr. Richardson, replying !n the Commons to a question [rom Jeek Ellis said the budget changes will help both the reserves and the student-employment pro- gram. Earlier, George Hees Prince Edward-Hastings) had asked Mr. Richardson to outline government policy on the future of the reserve forces. Mr. Hees said the reserves have been reduced to from in the last two years "and at the present rate of attrition these forces will dis- appear within the next few without parliamentary ap- years proval, by simple cabinet order. Mr. Turner did not rule out this possibility Thursday. Meanwhile, the tax depart- ment has been giving corpo- rations, which usually file tax forms every three months, an option. If they arc claiming on Ilic basis of fast write-offs, the spokesman said, they can either leave their claim to be pro- cessed later once the write-offs become legal or they can have their forms processed imme- diately without the write-off and made subject to later adjust- ment. 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