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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Mitterrand tries once more for French leadership By ELIAS ANTAR PARIS For the sec- ond time in 10 Francois Mitterrand is close to becoming president of France. In the hard-driving So- cialist forced Charles de Gaulle into a humilating runoff election before de Gaulle retained the presidency. Now as a candidate of a united Socialist-Communist front Mitterrand is a clear fa- vorite to lead the two other main candidates in the first round of balloting Sunday for France's highest office. At the he is not expected to get the ma- jority necessary to and will have to go into another runoff election May against one of the two candidates of his centre-right opposition. The presidency may again slip out of his hands. At Mitterrand is the leader of a .Socialist party he has rebuilt from shattering electoral defeat in and has the full backing of the powerful Communist party in his bid to succeed the late president Georges Pompidou. If he he will be the first Socialist chief executive in France for 18 years. Mitterrand has indicated he wo.uld have a Socialist premier and his Communist partners have called for perhaps one-third of his cabinet ministers to come from their ranks. Narrow line The veteran minister in 11 pre-de Gaulle governments and in parliament since the Second World been forced to tread a narrow line in this alliance. He has to play down the Communist link because of charges from tiis while keeping the support of the party which deliver about 20 per cent the national vote. Like other leading French he demands that Europe be independent of the United while allied to the U.S. Mitterrand has sug- gested that France must stay in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization at the but would like to see an independent European security system. think Western Europe must become the friendly because of Soviet he has said. Mitterrand is leading in the polls for the first well ahead of Gaullist choice Jac- ques Chaban-Delmas and Fi- nance Minister Valery Giscard a Gaullist ally who is more to the centre. Running even At the moment polls covering the second stage have him running even with Chaban- Delmas to become but trailing Giscard d'Estaing. The son of a railwayman from the little town of Jarnac in western Mitterrand went through law school and joined the army as a private in 1939. He was wounded and captured in the war but escaped from German prisons after three joined the re- flew to London and and made contact with de Gaulle. Mitterrand entered politics as a leftist and has remained one ever since. His records includes 11 cabinet postings and 28 years in parliament. He recently described himself as but proud and even a little bit and said his greatest drawback is sense of Mitterrand has promised to include more than two women in his an in- novation in French politics. Mitterrand already has fe- male wife whom he met in the resistance. She is taking part in the leftist as are their two sons. Consignment plan fights price fix OTTAWA Affairs Minister Herb Gray .aid Friday a principal aim in evising rules on consignment idling in competition egislation is to eliminate the lossibility of price-fixing in he retail gasoline business. Progressive Conservative nembers of the House eco- lomic affairs vhere Mr. Gray was lefending the government till that the lovernment is restricting free narket operations. Mr. Gray said the new rules m consignment selling are de- igned to maintain ompetition. He said existing anti-com- lines legislation allows the lossibility of manufacturers i r distributors using onsignment selling as a way f fixing prices. Marcel Lambert nonton said he wanted o know why the government through an elaborate mecha- ism is attempting to control every sort of practice in the Mr. Gray said the govern- ment was only attempting to stop harmful practices and he cited the service station in- dustry as an area where this potential exists COULD SWITCH If an independent station owner is buying gasoline from a distributor and competing on price with a station owned by the it is possible for a distributor to switch to consignment selling and thus set the price. With consignment the distributor continues to own the goods and thus has control over their sale. A distributor would be in a questionable legal situation by simply refusing to sell to the independent. SHARPEST OF ALL The teeth of big cats are the sharpest of all carnivores. HOODOO Send for our beautiful new vacation kit P.O Box 2500. Alberta Device may aid northern travel New radar development engineers test ice covering the Ottawa River. OTTAWA A radar device that might make year- round navigation possible in the St. Lawrence Seaway has ..been developed by engineers iat the federal communications research centre near here. The device can take a continuous measurement of the thickness of fresh water ice from an aircraft or surface vehicle travelling at high speeds. It determines ice thickness by measuring in billionths of a second the time radio waves take to travel through ice. In trials on the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers this the prototype instrument achieved accuracy as good as one per cent in measuring ice five to 18 inches thick from a helicopter travelling at 150 miles an hour. But it could penetrate 10 fet of ice or says Dr. Walter one of the instrument's developers There had not been an opportunity to test it in thick northern ice. COULD GUIDE SHIPS It could enable helicopters to guide ships operating in icebound waters and stake out ice thick enough to support surface vehicles. Dr Chudobiak said the device could track a path of minimum resistance for ice- and could also be used to study ice growth to help devise melting techniques to keep navigation routes open during winter. Generation of short bursts or pulses of electromagnetic energy was the major technological advance that makes the device work. The pulses may occur in less than one billionth of a producing thousands of readings every foot over which an aircraft moves at 150 miles an said Dr. Chudobiak. Experts say a trained operator can tell whether the ice surface is dry. wet or covered with snow. It may also be possible to detect a pollutant such as oil beneath the ice. Environment man honored England Maurice Canadian-born executive director of the United Nations environment will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from Birmingham University on May 15. 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