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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 42-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD May 1. 1974 Sears Enjoy color so great even the bad guys look Our Color 5 yr. Protection Plan arid 2 yr. guarantee on picture tuner. Other parts guaranteed for 1 yr. Labour included on all parts during 1st year. color deluxe color portable 479 98 Touch one button and t-njoy corne-alive color. Automatic fine tuning locks in best signal. Illuminated channel indicators. Features solid state chassis with 3 plug-in modules and 5 plug- in Instant Start. Automatic circuits. Memory fine tuning on VHP. oval speaker. Pedestal TV stand. Moulded plastic neck and base with hardboard top. Walnut woodgrain finish. color portable 399.98 With 4-function wireless remote volume and channel slection. Slide-type tint and color con- trols. Big speaker plus earphone and earphone Only 48 Ib. About deep. No.14063. color portable 39998 All solid state with 188 sq in. Super- Brite picture 1-button color tuning. Instant automatic chroma control. VHP dipole and UHF loop antennas. Shop by phone. Call 328-9231 Ext. 257. Free Delivery THE LETHBRIDGE ROTARY CLUB Presents Their First Annual CHICKEN BARBECUE May From p.m. to p.m. At The El Rancho Motor Hotel ProcMdt in aid of the Salvation Army's Correctional Rehab. 2.50 with available. Bring the entire family... help Rotary help the Salvation Army. Tickets available at the cash at Sears and any member of the Rotary Club Remember... One day only at the El Rancho Motor Hotel. Make it a family outing. Simpsons-Sears Ltd. at Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guarantee satisfaction or money refunded and free delivery Hours Daily 0 .10 in lo 5 30 p m Thursday and Friday 9.30 am lo 9 00 p m Ccnlro Village Mall. Telophono 328-9231 Canada's upsurge definitely here and it's big MONTREAL N. J. who retires today as boss of Canadian National says Canada is cur- rently rolling along on the highest it has ever known. upsurge is definitely here and it is was the cheerful pronouncement of the one-time Winnipeg lawyer who joined CN 37 years ago. goods and produce are in very large demand. conditions have pre- vailed for quite some months. It has been about a year since we had any falling-off in rail- way traffic and that is one of the best barometers of the country at any All this means big chal- lenges for CN. Associates say that in his quiet way Mr. MacMillan has established a solid pattern of growth on which his successors can build. The work of Norman John chairman and president of CN since 1967 and operations chief of the publicly-owned system for 18 has touched the lives of millions of Canadians in one way or another. AVOIDS LIMELIGHT But he has walked clear of the limelight just as con- sistently as his predecessor and close the late Don- ald was followed by the public eye. Yet Mr. MacMillan is so well known in international transportation circles that London newspapers once re- ported he would become chairman of British Rail. thereby becoming the biggest rail figure in the country where railroading was born. Smiling broadly at an inter- viewer's questions about Mr. MacMillan ac- knowledged only a cer- tain had come his way. he spoke in typically friendly and forthright fashion of the and railway in the Western with 26.000 route miles of track. He spoke almost in family terms of his efforts-gust short of successful-to pull CN out. of the red. I look at putting the company in the black from the point of view that we have more than employees arid a very large number of them are keenly conscious of the financial he said. N. J. MACMILLAN Most employees might not be unduly concerned whether the railway made a big profit but they do wish to be re- garded in the eyes of their friends and neighbors as people who work for an fit that makes JUST MISSED PROFIT Mr. MacMillan feels the company is along very and probably would have edged into the black in 1S73 but for a strike that cost an estimated million. As it CN had a deficit. The outgoing chief ex- pressed the hope that a profit margin would be achieved by his Band- een. the new president and chief and Pierre chairman in the new dual command ap- pointed last week. Fighting fit with 204 pounds on a 5-fool-ll the bes- pectacled grand-dad hooted with laughter at a suggestion that took two men to re- place him. The real reason was it had become a heavy burden to against the in running Canada's largest industrial in- cluding a hotel a tele- communications an international consulting sub- sidiary currently operating in 10 foreign a fleet of coastal boats and ferries and 30 urban development proj- notably the Toronto Metro project. CN also owns Air Canada. POLICY IS DILEMMA Asked for comment1 on a statement by Transport Min- ister Jean Marchand that he gets co-operation from the CN but riot Canadian Mr. MacMillan outlined in meas- ured terms a dilemma of transportation minister's arguments have been that he is called upon in the Commons to take responsibility for the short- comings of transportation without having the legal au- thority to do much about them. I would think that prob- ably is What is the think we have to decide whether the policy as enun- ciated in the National Trans- portation Act of 1966-67 is valid today. the legislation provides that com- petition should be the con- trolling factor. The people who criticize this say there are areas where no effective competition exists and as a result it should toe NEED JUST POLICY Mr. MacMillan in ef- that Canada must not only have a just trans- portation policy but one that is recognized as just by people in the regions concerned. have to think about he said. people sin- cerely feel they have a griev- then it is most desirable in the national interest that we somehow or other try to eradicate the thought from their minds that they are being prejudiced by a given set of While handing over lead- ership Mr. MacMillan will continue to work part-time on specific projects in which he has taken an on-going interest. These include Paris' Hotel Scribe bought by CN some 50 and the Toronto Metro development. Norman MacMillan and his Doris were on their honeymoon when he was called to CN in 1937. Now they have two mar- ried children and five grand- children. For this jovial born in and raised in railroad- ing in the era of turbo trains and computers is filled with just as much romance ami ex citcmcnt as the days of steam locomotives. remains a consuming way of a total involvement it possesses ho said. Community employment program to be tested Ont. Manpower Minister Robert Andras said here the federal government with co-operation from the to experiment with a community program in 10 to 20 centres before expanding the approach across the country. In a speech to the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Andras said the program could be tested in small and medium-sized communities. upon results in the first year or year-and-a- we would consider pro- gressively expanding the ap- proach across he said. A community employment aimed at providing jobs for the hard-core unem- ployed is one of the major pro- posals suggested by the federal government in an overhaul of social security plans. Mr. Andras said the proposed program would rehabilitate many of the provide goods and services of value to the community and increase participation in community life. Mr. Andras suggested the participants may be enlisted to build or run play- daycare centres and activity centres for various groups. He appealed for support from businesses and private or- ganizations. But the minister warned that any for welfare attached to such a program might be fatal lo the plans. program must be uni- versally regarded and accepted not as a means of saving tax dollars but rather as a means of making better use of valuable community resources to do important community work. Mr. Andras said it would be difficult to estimate the cost of the program at this stage. Governments should use local and private bodies to carry out projects rather than starts creating new he added. The projects could fit into provincial and municipal Mr. An- dras said. CAREERS FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER Required for Leading Lethbrldge Motor Hotel Good pleasant working conditions. If you are now a Maitre D' in a good dining room and wish to 'step up1 perhaps this is the job for you. Specific areas of dining coffee shop and lounge. Please reply BOX 6 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD All rcpIlM will IM in itriel confidence. IMPERIAL OIL LTD. Has an opening for a BULKAGENT PETROLEUM and FERTILIZER Good Southern Alberta Location Apply P.O. Box Lethbridge. Alberta ;