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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta tmmj West loses face at United Nations Ready for budget Finance Minister John Turner heads for the Commons Friday in Ottawa. The minister will present the government's budget Monday. Canada leads push Vaccine to open up ranks slow of business club death rate WASHINGTON Canadian including top business are taking the initiative in a move to have such Communist states as the Soviet Union and China made eligible to join the free-enterprise Pacific Basin Economic Council Dean communications committee chairman of the Canadian section of the five country said in an interview Friday an attempt is under way to rewrite the Constitution and that Canadians are taking the initiative. International president of PBEC for the last two years is Kenneth Clarke of head of the Canadian marketing and sales divisions oj International Nickel Co. of Canada Ltd. Head of -the Canadian delegation is J. Hugh Stevens of president of Canada Wire and Cable Co. SEEK WIDER SCOPE president of the Vancouver based International Public Relations is an internal push on to open up the ranks of this organization so it doesn't become a rich man's PBEC is essentially a businessmen's he with representation from Canada the United Australia and New Zealand Here to help arrange the council's seventh annual general meeting May Miller said there is a move toward the wooing of Communist states to join the group. Proposed changes to the PBEC constitution would classify government agents of Communist countries as businessmen reasoning is that they after transacting Miller said. INFLATION OF INTEREST Of major concern at this year's meeting are expected to be the effects of the oil crisis and inflation the galloping inflation in Miller said. At least 42 business and professional leaders are expected in the Canadian delegation. Opening plenary sessions will be devoted to an economic review of each of the five member countries. There will be individual meetings of seven international standing dealing with trade and human tourism and international investment. Organized in PBEC is an informal organization of senior business executives representing major corporations in member countries. The Canadian committee is sponsored jointly by the Canadian Manufacturers' Association and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Plans trip OTTAWA External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp will visit Poland May it was announced Friday. His department said Mr. Sharp will meet Foreign Minister Stefan Olszowski and other senior officials on bilateral and international issues. CAREER 2nd or 3rd Year HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC APPRENTICE North Western Pulp Power Ltd. Alberta Applicants should be in possession of Alberta T.Q. ticket. Good working conditions and advanced em- ployee benefit programs available. Hinton is a modern growing fifteen miles from Jasper Park east with good housing and schools. Submit confidential L.J. Personnel A Safety Supervisor Mill North Western Pulp Power Ltd. Alberta TOt 1BO By PETER MICHAELSON OTTAWA Govern- ment scientists have developed a vaccine that might prevent the deaths each year in Canada of more than 100 victims of cerebrospinal meningitis. To the vaccine has only been tested with which have immune systems similar to that of Dr. Harold Jennings of the im- munochemistry section at the National Research Council said Friday in an interview. But Connaught Laboratories Ltd a Toronto drug plans to produce the vaccine and then conduct field trials with Canadian Forces volun- said Dr. Jennings. The vaccine is the result of four years of research and col- laboration by Dr. of the council's division of biological Dr. I. C. P. Smith of the council's biophysics section and Dn Paul a in the federal health department's laboratory centre for disease control. Cerebrospinal meningitis is not so widespread in Canada that large-scale vaccination programs would be said Dr Jennings. there were high- risk groups that are susceptible to the such as armed services native peoples and inhabitants of crowded areas. youths in their late teens and immunologically deficient adults were most likely to be its victims. MILITARY ANXIOUS Dr. Jennings said military authorities were anxious for a vaccine. A successful vaccine could have more dramatic effects in Africa and South America where the disease is much more he said. the Chinese are re- ported to have a vaccine and U.S. medical specialists were testing another type of vaccine in he said. But it was too early to determine the success of these. The micro-organism attacked 436 Canadians last with a mortality rate of about 25 per cent because of the virulent nature of the bug. The bacteria that cause the usually produce only a mild infection in the nasal passages and the sinuses. it becomes deadly when it invades the blood- making its way into the spinal fluid and then the the membranes that envelop the spinal cord By GEORGE KITCHEN UNITED NATIONS Influence of the have-not countries is growing in the United Nations but whether this has any significance beyond the realm of UN votes remains to be seen. Ability of the have-nots to dominate the UN was demon- strated dramatically in the special meeting on raw materials. In street the poorer known popularly as the Third World or non-aligned forced the West to acquiesce to a revolutionary declaration calling for a new world economic order that most Western states cannot accept. It was a simple matter of arithmetic. The non-aligned states have 77 the 'industrialized West 58 votes. The and a program to implement went through without recorded opposition because the West cannot afford to call a vote without suffering a major defeat. GIVES WARNING British Ambassador Ivor Richard recognized the portents for the future when he said in a closing speech to the Assembly in later be seen as a turning point Things will- never be the same U.S. Ambassador John Scali bluntly told the Assembly that' the is not the vehicle to use in solving vital and complex problems in the UN. The setting was a special session called at the request of Algeria and the Third World countries to discuss raw materials and development. Western delegates suggested Algeria called for the session to take some of the heat off Middle East states for the manner in which they pushed up world oil prices last fall. The non-aligned most of them former colonial territories and producers of raw material for the industrialized saw a chance to duplicate the success of the oil states in get- ting higher prices for their own resources. The Third World placed be- fore the Assembly a radical declaration among other for establishment of international cartels to control raw participation by developing countries in all international right of -nationalization of foreign countries and the right of all people of colonial countries to restitution and full com- pensation for depletion of their natural resources. PLEA IGNORED Western delegates found much of the program unaccep- table They suggested modi- fications and urged developing countries to try to attain some of their aims through estab- lished such as UN agencies. with single-minded purpose and proclaiming Third World the non- aligned group pressed their declaration to adoption. They shunted aside a last-minute U S proposal for establishment of a billion UN fund to provide immediate help for poorer nations crippled economically by high prices tor food and oil. The even though it has been accepted by the General binding on no one. Its adoption was followed by a parade of Western delegates expressing reservations. The West particularly is op- posed to provisions to set up international cartels and to give countries the right to nationalize property and fix compensation as they chose. The next- step is for Secretary General Kurt Waldheim to call leaders of international agencies to advise him on setting up a special fund to provide emergency help and development for countries in economic crisis. Check On Alberta Blue Cross 1974 Did You Know That You Can Form A Blue Cross Group With As Few As 4 Where the number of employees is between four and you need only four participants in order to start a Blue Cross Group. Applications should be submitted by a person appointed as Group and the number of applications must be equal or more the acceptable minimum shown Number of Eligible Employees 4-8 Minimum Enrollment Required 4 9-14 15-20 Over 20 10 Alberta Blue Cross covers Groups varying in size from four people up to as many as More important facts you should know about Group Coverage Is There More Than One Type Ot Group Plan Yes. there are now two types of Group Plans The NODECO which was introduced in July is and Co-Insurance-Free If you are enrolled in a Group that selects this type of Group you will be reimbursed under the terms of the contract for expense incurred for the following 'Hospital o'r private 'Professional Ambulance Service 'Specified Artificial Limbs Braces Care deemed necessary as a result of accident 'Prescription Drugs 'Clinical Psychologist 'Home Nursing Care 'Naturopathic Services With this Plan there is no limit on Hospital Services benefits There's an overall 00 Benefit limit for any one illness or disability under all Other Services' Benefits are available from the first dollar of expense incurred WITH the NODECO the full monthly rate will be Single Person S3 40 Family S6 80 The second Group Plan is the DEDUCTIBLE PLAN. This incorporates a 00 Deduct'ble feature and Co-Insurance on Prescription Drugs if you are enrolled in a Group that selects this type of the full Monthly rate will Single Person Family What The Difference Between The And The Plan When It Comes To Reimbursing Prescription Drug If you're enrolled in a Group under the Nodeco Blue Cross will reimburse you for all eligible drug expenses If you're enrolled in a Group under the Deductible Blue Cross will reimburse you for all eligible drug expenses When we say we mean drugs and medication obtained on the prescription of a physician and supplied by a licensed pharmacist Insulin is also included under What Hospital Does Blue CroM Your Blue Cross coverage pays trie charges incurred when you occupy either a Private or Semi-private ward bed in a public general active treatment hospital. Blue Cross pays these charges for an unlimited time Does Blue Cross Provide Hospital Benefits Outside Yes the following are supplementary hospital benefits provided to Blue Cross Members when out of the Province 1. YOU are allowed up to 00 participant per Benefit towards the cost of private or semi-private accommodation at any Auxiliary Hospital Canada 2. You are allowed up to 00 per day to apply against any hospital charges remaining after the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission has paid its stipulated portion of costs incurred during your stay at any public general active treatment hospital located outside Alberta 3.' Blue Cross will also pay out-patient hospital charges remaining after the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission has paid its portion of hospital charges incurred outside the Province of Alberta What Is Meant By The Term A Benefit Year is from July 1st of one year to June 30th of the year following. What Other Services Benefits Are Whether you have Single or Family Class you are eligible for other reimbursement in addition to hospital expenses Within certain specified limits. Blue Cross will reimburse you for these services under the terms of the coverage you are enrolled in. Professional Ambulance Service This provides reimbursement for professional ambulance service to and from a Hospital. Where the service is provided within the corporate limits of a benefits are limited to 315 00 per ana for a period ot disability Actual reimbursement limit is S100.00 per person per Benefit Year 25 YEARS SERVING ALBERTANS May ALBERTA If you would like more Information or application forms for Alberta Blue Cross Plan complete and mail this Alberta Blue Cross Plan. 10025 108th Street. Alberta T5J 1K9 Sales Service Office 214A Mezzanine Floor. Chinook 6455 MacLeod CALGARY Alberta T2H OK9 Sales Service Ollice 511 Slh Street. LETHBRIDGE Alberta T1J2B9 Please send me information application forms on Group Plan Non-Group Plan NAME OF FIRM_____ INDIVIDUALS NAME. _ADDRESS----------------- CITY______________ .PHONE. ;