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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 46 THE UlHBRIOGE HSRAtD Wednesday, May 2, Quebec strives to speak like in France Manitoba man joins balsa raft cruise By WIUIAM BORDERS New York Times Sorvics MONTREAL Bottling o strong English Influenco from both the United States ond the other Canadian provinces, the government of Quebec is using posters and pamphlets to persuade peonle here to speak French at it !s spoken in France "In order for French to be used more and more in al! fields, if is essential that the and expressions used ba explains the m- t'odoi-i'on, In French to a 128 page government gu da 'o the of the in- surance bjsmexs Then the book takes the roraer through 269 errors to the Discussion of insurance here, cautioning, for example, that the maturity of a pc'icy is correctly trans- rot matunte and tho' a physical examination is "un examen medical not un check-up." This book, which calls the use bed F-ench in the Con- cdioo insurance industry a 15 one of more than a dozen published by freich language a vmon of ministry Series continuing co >er the o oz conkina aero- vision rnd e en ana bowl i i" last fA-o which like [a end L _ p i n c log no JOQC n a so dis'ribjtmg o" %eliow end poster-; il jstrdtlrq 'he correct tor au'ornobile pcrts, 't e are to be in garaces end service s'c'ioii, whose emoloyees in QUGDSC arc; notorious fO' us- ing nor F'ench cs cnangnr end J check- tr IP ccs Tnere are illioi Canc- nofi e language prenc''f but rrucn of who' they say would be baffling fo a Parisian because many of them speak a patoij known as its name drawn from the way some rural people in Quebec pronounce ths word or "horse." Combats abuse Besides trying to curb the direct borrowing in the jouol dialect of words that are not French, such aj "le grand the language office is also trying to combat whot it calls" abusive literal trans- in which the English has been erroneously translat- ed word by word. For example, the proper French for "finance company" is ''societe de but in Quebec it is often "compagnie de finance." In a Montreal bank, a check sent for collection should be called un cheque mis erre- cou. according to the book, but often instead it is "un cheque envoye oour col- lection The government of France has woqed similar camoaigns against the influence of Eng- lish there But Quebec offi- cials sav thct they are con- more threatened than the French, because of t singers, had' oeen waiting for a decision on his proposed Labor Day appear-1 ance at the grandstand show but was invited initead to a less glamorous show in the band- jhell on "Maritime DaJ i The 36-j ear-old singer, tvho j Prior to his departure for JUex- i !co City, 21-year-old Greg Hol- jclen was bursting with excite- ;ncnf. Not every resident of this i v est-central Manitoba n gets cin invitation to join a 12-man Bailing crew for an oyage from Ecuador to tralia on balsa rafts. The adventure began last year when Greg met a Vital Alsar during a holiday near Acapulco. After listening to the captain tell of his similar voyage in ?J70, Greg fancied Aus-1 hunself a sailor, and jumped at I the chance hen Captain Alsar him along. The crew, consisting of two Canadians, a German, at least one Frenchman, the Spanish captain and several Mexicans, met in Mexico City at the end of March before t r a v e 11 i n g to Guayaquil, Ecuador, to spend about three months constructing the three-raft fleet and prepare themselves for five months bs- foie the mast Purpose of tha voyage, said Greg, is to prove that balsa wood rafts may have been navi- gated fron South America as far as Australia. A study of ocean currents and water tem- peratures also will be made. SIMPSONS bears Super Fashion STARTS TOMORROW A.M.-LIMITED QUANTITIES Reg. Reg. Choose from the large selection of shoes in slip-on boots, ties and buckles. Colon of Browrv Black and Tan So take advantage of top quality dress shoes at low, low prices. MEN'S CASUAL CLEARANC Reg. Reg. Men 5 cosua! shoes and boots. 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