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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta May THE LETMBRIDOE HERALD Begging for work Jessie pedals his bike door-to-door begging for menial jobs at Daytona Fla. But he says he find people reluctant to give him a break after spending 14 years in a stats mental hospital for a crime authorities say he didn't commit. Isolated residents want to remain under British umbrella Rock9 stands firm against Spanish rule By FENTON WHEELER GIBRALTAR Armed with binoculars and sometimes walkie a line of Gibraltarians gathers on Sunday afternoon at the rusty green gate to Spain. They waved to relatives standing behind a Spanish bar- ricade erected 100 yards from the bord at La Linea. shouted a woman in me and I'll see you here next A moustached Gibraltarian held up the newest born. he straining to hear an answer. Nearly five years after the Spanish government closed the border between Spain and the Gibraltar peninsula by locking the green seems more British than the House of Commons. Its permanent resi- of Italians as well as British and more deter- mined that ever to stay beneath the British umbrella rather than accept Spanish sovereignty. can hold out in- says Sir Joshua the chief minister elected to run Gibraltarian af- fairs in the British crown col- ony in Gibraltar trusts the says opposition leader Morris Ziberras. long as Spain insists on sover- we can't even start CLAIMS VIOLATIONS captured by British and Dutch forces in 1704 during the War of the Spanish was ceded to Britain by Spain in the Treaty of Utrecht in 1718. Gen. Francisco Spanish chief of says a series of violations of the treaty by Britain over the years has invalidated the agreement. The Franco government says that politically and legally Gibraltar beJongs to Spain. Britain says it will never surrender the colony against the wishes of Gibraltarians. In a 1967 Gibraltarians voted yes for Spanish sovereignty while said no. Politicians say the results would be the same if another election were held today Spain began placing restric- tions on the peninsula before the referendum. In 1954. when Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of visited the Spain began making it difficult for Spanish workers holding daytime jobs in Gibraltar to get to work. From that the Spanish work force decreased in Spain withdrew the work permits of Spaniards. Spain closed the land frontier at La Linea to all vehicle traffic in 1966. It restricted civic air traffic in closed Gibraltar to tourists coming from Spain in 1968 and stopped ferry serv- ice from Aleciras. two miles across the in the same year It also ended telephone and telex communications be- tween Gibraltar and Spain. The Spanish government says the restrictions are strictly carrying out the letter of the law of the 1713 treaty. Gibraltar still has ferry and air connections with across the straits in and a once-a-week flight to London and Madrid TAKE TO DRINKING Since full isolation the number of pubs and drinking places has soared past 200. Drinking has become a perhaps a problem. One nightclub advertised that patrons will be admitted if they have a collar and a reasonable degree of With spending choices lim- Gibrallarians buy drive them around the Rock's 27 miles of roads and crash them. In 1973 there were 900 road compared with 817 before Spain's restrictions began. Petty crime also has gone up. Police list statutory crimes in 1973 compared with before restrictions. In the Rock's gambling ca- big money tables for ba- craps and roulette are usually idle German owner Herman Hyman has turned to bingo and slot machines to at- tract Gibraltarians to the car- pets once trod by wealthy Spaniards and cruise ship spenders. Mixed response to Lewis pay hold-back plan OTTAWA Labor leaders gave a mixed response to a suggestion from New Democratic Party Leader David Lewis that better-paid workers should hold back on wage de- mands this year and give greater support to less well-off employees. Comments on Mr. Lewis's made Sunday at a conference ranged from agreement to suggestions the NDP leader is being idealistic The presidents of two public service unions gave the greatest backing to the Lewis suggestion. But one industrial union Mike Canadian vice- president of the International Machinists' said the suggestion was in theory but not the answer Mr. Rygus said that every job should be paid what it is a well-paid job can be If woi leers in a company like CP Air or Air Canada took less that doesn't mean people in lower playing industries would get Mr. Rygus said. Ho suggested that if a company is prospering and making large there is no reason why workers fui that company should hold back and allow the corporation to benefit more Stan president of HIP Canadian Union of Public Employees which represents hospital and some provincial government said Mr. Lewis is brave'' and that there is. sonic validity in what the NDP leader said. Mr. Little said the disparity between higher-paid ami lower- paid workers is widening and those at the bottom of the pay scale often have the least bai gaining clout. C'l'PE has been like to got a an hour in- crease for Toronto hospital who are not allowed lo strike in an el fort to help them catch up to the private Mr Little said Yet recently some construction truckers in Ontario got a raise valued at an he added. The labor movement should he putting more emphasis on organizing to bring up the pay ot lower-paid he especially those in the service sector. Claude president of the Public Service Alliance of which represents many federal said his un- ion has also been trying to get larger raises for those at the lowest pay levels. cushion against inflation is smaller for those who are making than for those making he said. The alliance has recently asked treasury board to reopen contracts for employees at the lower pay levels and there have been some discussions on the question. Food processors rap gov't rules OTTAWA Continuing government intervention in the food processing business might- limit consumer choices and will almost certainly raise retail prices. Garnet Nix of the Canadian Pood Processors Association said at the association's annual meeting. While some regulations are needed to protect the public from unscrupulous business- federal and provincial governments seem to have set no limit on the regulations they may Mr. the association's outgoing said in an interview. It is generally true that the more government regulations the more products he said. Costs would ulti- mately be absorbed by the consumer. Those who have suggested the food prices review board should have the power to roll bank prices are treading on dangerous he said. If food processors were de- nied the incentive to go out and do a better job would evaporate just sit put our feel on our desks and do things as we have for the last 10 Health Minister Marc Lalondc reviewed the government's plans to overcome relatively widespread malnutrition with new regulations and food guides for better nutrition. the major responsibility for better food products rests with food processors because the health department can't analyse every food said Mr. Lakmde. Mr Nix also called for more processing of agricultural products before they are exported. He said the food industry has become of wood and drawers of for other countries 80 per cent of agricultural exports arc unprocessed. Another 10 per cent were exported semi- processed At the same at least 40 per cent of Canada's food im- ports are completely processed. negotiators have got lo fight hard for easy access for our processed Mr. Nix said. 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