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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Wednesday, Mny J, 1972 Wartime (Incnments hold recognition of France OTTAWA fCPi Pressure from British Prime1 Minister Winston I'huiThill induced the Canadian yovmimi'nt to with- hold Tidal from Charles de (laullc's French committee of Xaiinnnl I.ihiTa- lion in wartime documents riM-pal. Churchill, though personally in favor of recognition as Canada's Prime Minister Mac- Icenzlc King, was anxious that nothing he done1 that would an- United States Presi- dent Franklin Roosevelt, an im- placable foe of Gen, de Gaulle. .fust-released minutes of the war committee of Mackenzie King's cabinet show that Can- ada was caught in iho cross-fire of (he running squabble between j de Gaulle and Koosevelt, who thoroughly distrusted the French loader-in-exile. j External Affairs Undcrsecre- tiiry Norman Unbertson told a committee meeting July (here was strong argu- j ment for early action to help the French commit- tee by at least qualified recogni- linn. I The French committee heen formed Hie previous month 1 at Algiers, with de Gaulle and (Ion. Henri Girand as j (io.nfs. It was a successor to de Gaulle's Kree French National Committee, established after the fail of France in Despite the co-presidency, the i new organization wr.s domi- nated by do Gaulle, who sue.- i cccdcd in forcing out the Amcri- ran-backetl Givaud within one year. AIM'KOACM I'.S. On .Mr. Robertson's sugges- tion, the war committee decided at its July 21 meeting that an approach should be marie to i Washington con- crrled ac'lion to si mini hen the i French committee some form cf at least interim reeogtii- j lion on the part of Hie United 1 Nafiuns." On Aug. Ml. Kiin; told his Will1 conn nil tee that "snmc time" previously the Canadian I made known to the L'.S. and British j menls its intention of according recognition. Latei', however. London and j Washington had been cons dci ing a joint inr-trnmenl of retjg nit ion "without apparent appit elation of the Canadian pi si tion." In the circumstances, s nd I King, tiie government had been informed thr.t Canada would have lo act on its own In view of an urgent request from London, however, no ac- tion had been taken pending dis- Churchill and! Tu British _ prime minister! intended to urge the Amcr-1 cepted Churchill's request that Honsevelt. said that despite the "clilficul- j iean portent to agree lo Canada lake no action pending ihe next dav, the thorny i lies encountered in regard to ,r auction was discussed at aide Gaulle-a possible reference actlon- tlie Canadian agreement with the U.S. on a government agreed, he would common policy. It was agreed tell Roosevelt thai Canada wav i that recognition, when agreed po meeting of !he war committee j to his own attended by Churchill, in Can-! relations with the strong-willed ada prior to line of his wartime. Frenchman then no dui> IIMOUS toi in t si tltmui j upon, should be simultaneous Qtiehec conferences with Roos-[ ing his identification with the j The result of the discussion j among the Allies and on simila: evelt. I French resistance. was that the Canadian side ac- i terms in each case. It was not until Oct. 23, 1944, two months alter Paris was re- captured from the Germans, that official recognition was ac- corded. De facto recognition, how- ever, was granted on D-Day, June (i, HM4. BREATH CONTROL Patient tries out a British-made typewriter that operates by breath control. The device, unveiled in Vancouver, is called the Patient Operated Selec- tor Mechanism. It enables severely handicapped persons to use a typewriter by suck- ing in or puffing out their breath. Faulty altimeters v on their way out OTTAWA (CP) The armed forces are methodically elimi- nating a small but significant flight hazard, altimeters which can leave a pilot confused about how high he is flying. "For many years now, Cana- dian Forces aircraft have heen equipped with altimeters which have been inadequate both be- cause they were difficult to read and interpret and because they w ere relatively representatives of the aerospace industries were told recently by Capt. H. W. fsaac, director of military aerospace combat sys- tems. fn an interview later, he said the old style of altimeter con- sisted of a dial with the num- bers 0 to 9 and three separate pointers to indicate hundreds of feet, thousands and tens of thou- sands. Besides being difficult to read in normal circumstances, it eas- ily could be misinteipreted by a pilot who had become diso- riented. Another hazard was inaccu- cent altimeter error in each of two planes approaching each other at about feet could be disastrous. There is no way to tell how many accidents could have been caused by inaccurate or mis- read altimeters, he said. "How do you tell in an accident when the crew are all Altimeters had been sus- pected as the cause of certain foreign civil aircraft crashes, but there was no fcstimate of the number of Canadian crashes that could have been caused by altimelers. Altimeters on Canadian Forces jets and transport planes were being replaced, at a cost of S4 lo million, with new altimeters easier to read and accurate to within half of one per cent. Similar changes were being made in civilian passen- ger airplanes, although the Ca- nadian Forces were slightly ahead of them. The new altimeters had one pointer to indicate hundreds of feet, while thousands were shown by digits on a drum be- LONDON (CP) British before Foreign Secretary Sir Pnme Inn star Heath is re-i Alec Douglas-Home, ported still anxious to reach a content? of that report settlement with Ilhodesian are still a nu'tter of speculation, SCHOOL SAFETY PATROL WINNERS RECEIVE AWARDS Pictured above holding a cheque fcr is Edward Weise of St. Patrick's School in Lethbridge and Beverly Urhyn of John Davidson School in Coaldale. They were judged best boy and girl in the School Safety Patrol for the month of April. In the background at left is Mr. Ralph Spicer supervisor of the School Safety Patrol. Centre is Mr. Kaz Hiraaa, President of Acme Television Ltd. who donated the trophy and the cheque on behalf of Acme Television Ltd. And pictured at the rioht is Constable Andy Smith of the Lelhbridge City Police, the Safety Co-crdinalcr for the School Safety Patrol. a number of published stories leader Ian Smith and his white- indicate that Lord Penrcc will: minority government and may tell Sir Alec there is no doubt t explore fresh negotiations dc-' that the vast majority of the j strife indications that a majority Negroes want no part of (lie An- i of Rhoclesian blocks are flatly glo-Rhodcsian proposals. opposed to existing .settlement. Under these proposals. Rhode- terms. j sian independence would be offi- i The Pearce daily recognized by Britain and' which had been sent out by the economic sanctions against British government last Janu- Rhodesia would disappear. The: ary to test Rhodesian accepts-1 outnumber the; bility of the terms, was reported whites 20 to gradually by informants as al- gain increased political power. i most ready to place its report j However, the terms do not guarantee that the blacks will ever pet majority rule and Smith has predicted there will be no black government in Rho- desia in his lifetime. When the terms were an- nounced late last year. Sir Alec indicated there would he no new negotiations with Smith if the terms were rejected. However, an informant said Monday Heath has decided that further steps may he taken. If the Pearce commission reports that the majority has j rejected the existing seUicnvjnt! plans, then steps mav be taken j to explore sonic different for-! miiia. racy due to the fact decreasing hind a window in the middle of air pressure expands a fluid, the dial. Accuracy was which in turn moves the altime- ter needle. The old-style altime- ters could he wrong by as much as three per cent. When airplanes flying in dif- ferent directions were separated in lanes feet apart three per cent was an acceptable margin of error. But the recent im- proved by having a sensor mechanism lo the expan- sion of the fluid and turn the pointer, instead of making the exnanding fluid turn the pointer. The replacement program, lo be completed this summer, would he followed by replace- ment of altimeters on "low-per- reduction of the separation tojformance" Canadian Forces LOGO feet necessitated a more j aircraft such as helicopters and accurate altimeter. small planes. The cost of the Allowing for normal slight: second propram would be about shifts in altitude, a three-per- j to S5 million also. EASY CARE PERMA PRESS MEN'S SPORT AND DRESS LADIES' AND TEENS ONE SIZE FITS ALL. All Colors. 3 Pr............ TOURIST TENTS PULLOVERS Ideal for sports or casual s u m rr. r wecir. All sizes. M'ct- er repellent..... Sun, rnin and flop styles Boys' Fiare Jeans BRUSHED DENIM Stylfid right, Potch pockets, lolpst LADIES' OVERSIZE FORTREL PANTS All S4ST 7" lo 24" Wool boll filling. Ap dinmelcr. s? prox. 36 x Assorl. of ooli! bouni1 PATIO CHAIRS Jvj PRICES LOOK Values to SHORTS, TOPS, JACKETS, VESTS SLIMS, SKIRTS, SWEATERS. MEN'S GARDENING SHOES control ad trade OTTAWA fCPl The large papers, and five per cent for and growing advertising indus-: end magazines, 3.3 per cent for try is dominated by a relative J weekly to t r i -w e e k I y news- handful of firms, statistics papers, and five per cent for show. j other print media such as yel- Latest complete Statistics 'ow Pa8es farm publics- i Canada figures for the half-bil- ion-dollar industry, covering lions. Production charges of print the year 1970. show that 22 of j media and television were gen- the 194 agencies accounted for of every of advertis- ing business and of every eraliy higher than those for radio and outdoor and transpor- tation media. in profits. i billings were broken Total profits, before income down into the fee charged by tax, were million for 1970, j the media for rental of time or a drop cf 18.3 per cent from the space and the lee charged by 1969 figure of 59.4 million. the agency or a third party to But 1969 was a year of eicep- j produce the commercial. lionally-high profits. The indus-1 Print production charges Vinyl with inlet. NATIONAL DEPT. STORE CORNER 3rd AVENUE AND Slh .STREET SOUTH WE RESERVE THE tO LIMIT OPEN MOW. SAT. THURS. TRI. try's total profits in 1968 were only S4.7 million and the best year before that, 1966, yielded a j total of only million. Advertising agencies billed their clients for million during 1970, an increase of 3.1 per cent from the million of the year before. Billings j cover fees charged by news- papers and broadcasting sta- tions for their space or time, i plus the agencies own fees. EMPLOYMENT DOWN Tlie total of people employed in advertising continued to de- I cline, while their salaries rose. The industry employed psr.sons during 1970 and paid them million, compared willi 4.1i7ii and S46.6 million in HiG9. The peak year of employ- j ment was 19fi7. will] per-1 sons in the industry. During 1970, there were 22 per cent of the billings of more than S5 million each. The 22 ac- counted for million in Hill- ings, or 72.4 per cent of the total. The 14 agencies with individ- ual billings of more than million had profits of mil- per cent of all profits. The top 14 employed of Hie national total of em- ployees. A breakdown of billings by media siiows that 42.5 per cent of advertising billings were for print media, followed by 36.9 per cent for television. 13.4 per c-ent lor radio, 3.9 per cent for I direct mail, catalogues and con-' losls, 2.9 per cent for outdoor advertisements and (idverlise- monls inside vehicles such as buses, and four-tenths of one per cent for other media. were 18.9 per cent of billings, while television was 16.G per cent, radio was 9.4 per cent and outdoor and transportation media production charges wera 10.2 per cent. ANOTIIEII KliXNEIlY Anollier and new Kennedy face nn Hip hustings, Kath- leen Kpnnriiy campaigns In Cleveland for Sen. deorgo McGnvmi. The 20-year-old daiighler of (lie late Sen. Of Hie print billings, 43.8 per j Robert Kennedy lias liern edit were for daily newspapers, j 2.1.4 per cent for consumer mag- working for Mcf'iovero and appearing in liis behalf In Ms i azines, 16.7 per cent for trade I political campaigns. ;