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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, May 5 1973 rHE LETHBRIDGE HtRMD May eliminate elliuic republics Soviet Union starts consolidation of national planning regions New York limes Service MOSCOW The Soviet Un- ion has begun a conso'idation of its national planning regions tl.at may ultimately erode the significance of individual Soviet ethnic republics as economic planning and imnagemect areas. A new seven-region system grouping republics into larger planning units has been adcot- ed in connection with the draft- Lag of an ambitious 15-year plan that will outline basic invest- in snt ard development policies for tlie Soviet Unimi 1990. The consolidated regional sys- tem, which is being introduced in the face of persistent na- tionalistic sensibilities, is part of a growing trend to omnde particular interests of the re- pubhcs to achieve more effi- cient co-ordination and long term planning of the complex government-run economy The detailed local planning of economic development will, at least for the immediate future, continue at the repub''C but the basic, over-all nation- al deve opment polic.es will henceforth be based on the new regional planning units. Tile regional reform was fore- shadcwed last December by Leonid I. Brezhnev, the Soviet party leader, in a keynote speech marking the 50th anni- versary of the formation of the Soviet Union as a nominal lederation to republics. Now that a relatively com- mon level of development has Leon reached bv tbe various re -ublics, Biezhnev said, future economic in the 13-year plan shou'd be for the good cf the country as a whole rawer man focus on the inter- ests of individual Soviet propagandists have been working hard to generate an over-all "soviet" national- tan ard a national pride in economic achievements to re- place the fre.gm.eured ethnic loyalties amaca the country's hundred-odd niticcalities. No inflation in Soviet Union MOSCOW (AP) While Western Europeans and Ameri- cans struggle against a rising tide of inflation, the Soviet Un- ion looks on smugly from be- hind its barrier of price controls and claims inflation doesn't ex- But isn't it inflation v hen the price cf a car up mme than GO psi cent, or a tulip on the free raaiket cost; t e of Absolutely not, says the offi- c al line that regards mJla'ion as a manifestation of capital- ism. As the English-language rewspaper Soviet Weekly put it recently, "the Soviet Union is the only highly developed coun- try in the world which is able to exclude inflation altogether." There is no doubt the aveiage Soviet cuizen dees not face the stesp and regular price in- creases that have plagued West- erners recently. Rente, public bd'i [juifuion and medical care costs aio arc! fi.ecl in tne LJLOII, wages aie But tleie is v in- flation that cieeps in despite tne puce and uage controls. lie average Russian does have moie purchasins power than available goads to buy. a situ- rtion that normally produces in- flexion I Although wages are fixed by R.W.Y. UPHOLSTERING PHONE 328-5257 ANYTIME HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Invitations Announcements (24 Hour Service If Necessary) Bride Books O Thank You Cards Napkins Matches We provide complimentary personalized head table place cards with each orde-l FREE CUSTOMER PARKING a blanket of rules, the increas- ingly short labor supply forces enterprising plant mangers to find wajs to bend the waqe con- trols to get the workers they need. Ln such a situation, in'latory prfcsine is not totalh elimi- nated takes t.ie fci ra o' what some economics call infiafrm It means rubles used 101 such a; lent, retain stable va'ue. but t're leftover rubles quic' ly dcpieciate a housewife wants to put tomaioss on the table and there are none in the state stores, she may be able to find them at three or four times the state pnce at the collective farm market j The markets sell produce and meat from the tiny private plots and animals farmers are allowed to keep. Some esti- mates are that more than one- fourth of meat, vegetables and fruit sold come from these mar- kets. Since high-quality meat, fruit and vegetables often are not available at state stores, the shipper gets them at the uncon- trolled pnce on the free mar- ket For example- After a bad crop last fall, bad selling at about 13 cents a kilogram (about 2 2 pounds) in state stores. In the free market a kilo was selling for a ruble, worth 34 at the official rate At a state store, beef sells for tv.o rmles for a kilogram wWe it ccr4s mote truce that in the fice market T'IIS means not only a high feed bill, but a fall in the ruble's purchasing pover 11 e -hoi 1 -ise or consumer a o to theft or pioiuc Item stores for on blac.i mTl-et'! under-the- countei deals foi scarce prod- ucts 2'i'J of buberv ?nd sort of conccaleJ inflation In the past, the rations re- pub1 ics been jealous of their psrogathes as integral eccncrnic legions within the Soviet Union as a whole. Tho decision to in plement t1 e new svstem was disclosed b the April issue of the government's planning journal Planovove Khozyaistvo A progress report on t be drafting of the plan said that the existing system of 18 planning regions, which followed republic boundaries, had been reused into a set of seven consolidated regions three in the Emopean part of the Soviet Union and four in the Asian portion The three European regions that figuie in tha 1975-90 plan ere a combined, lo'sa-inals le- gion lojr icpoos ire Sileiia. the far east Kaz- akhstan and cenhal Asia i In allocating four regions to tie 4sian part cf the Sonet Umoii and thicc legions to tre European por- tion the ccontrmc ap- peaieJ to focus en the mturo of the V-ian po- agriculture while the east has> 80 per cent of the energy re- sources. Advocates of rapid eastern de- have stressed the i presence of the powerful re- source Lose while those who) favor more mtensn e develop- i ment of the west have pointed i to the availability of manpower and an existing economic stnic- 1 ture. The west-waid-lookmtr Sibei lan region lias been n attd trom a far legion botdt-i ing oa the Pacilic Soviet ec onomic plaraei-s long ta- gi eater ecoromic inte- gration of the counlt v s pacif- ic coast witli o.her countries of the Pacific Basin on the giound that such a trade ar- langcmcnt w-as irore econom- ical the long overland 1 Euls between European .Russia ard the far east. Baltic republics and the republic have been combined with the a d- 1 joining Leningrad and Moscow of the Russian repubhc in the new rorth-central re- gion. The new dcutliern region com- bines fne rcpubhcs Moldav- ia Lkraine Geoigia. Armenia Azerbanan with the 2 Caucasus poition 01 the Russian republic The now separate Volga and urak regions are being com- bined into a Volga-urals region to point up common prcbleir; of development Tne has beoa one ot the most rap- idh gicvmg sectiorjs of the Sonet Union in recent decades Celebrations coordinator appointed EDMONTON (CP) Bob Bowling, minister responsible for tourism, announced today the appointment of Dr. Thom- as MacCaUum Walker of Cal- gary as co-ordinator for the Al- berta-RCMP century celebration coTirmttee Dr. Walker will work with Dr. James MacGregor, chair- man of the committee, in plan- ning celebratiors in 1974 com- memorating the 100th anniver- sary cf the arrival of the North West Mounted Police in Al- be-ta Dr Walker has directed the devekroment of library services at the University of Calgary for seven years. piobleni n Soviet _c TGirac ling ei the eat s has to tird the eHicieijt cln ision cf Le t" ecu the Vsiun cast and the European Trs ne-t ccunis for 80 pes cert of nation's irdustn aid HAIR-FLAIR Beauty Salon 503 7th St. S PHONE 328-0197 WHY SCRUB YOURSELF? TO GIVE Y NOTICE of ANNUAL MEETING ROSALTA HOUSE SOCIETY ON MONDAY, MAY 14th, 1973 BOWMAN ARTS CENTRE 8 V W. INTF-PESirD "ERSOMS CITY of LETHBRIDGE NOTICE The City of Lelhondge will be removing stop signs lo- cated at the exits of alleys Motorists are reminded of the H'ghway Traffic Act Regulations: SECTION 120 (1) A driver about to enter upon o hignway or stieet from a road, alley or or bj an alley or road from a driveway, shall, unless the intersection of the tvo road- ways is mcrkd with a yield sign or a "rnerge" sign, br rg his to a stop (t) before entering upon the intersecting rccd'A'ay and at a pcirt no further than TQ feer from fhe intersecting roadway, or d) if there is morned crosswalk on the rear side cf tne m'ersec'ion immediately before enter- ing upon 're or (e IT there is a siop Ime or tiis near side the ntercection a' line. (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) Chapter 169 (a) a driver emerging TOT alley or drive- way shall stop hi 'eh'de before driving onto a sidewalk c-ossmg and shall yield tne 'gt'f o1 way to on 'he sidewalk or sidewalk crossing fKbi o driver entering any o'ley or driveway shall ye'cj fhc ngnt of to any pedestrian on sidewalk or Carpets cleaned properly last and stay cleaner longer. BONDED INSURED GUARANTEED Oth' sizes at comparable prices more hazard protection" better handling Increased skid resistance and Cooler running 12% better traction" Increased puncture and blow-out protection- Magic carpet nor NEW STREAMBRUSHtTM> Visit KIRK'S Service Deportment for Safe Trouble Free Spring and Summer Driving -We re wfien it comes to jervicing cars ond trucks because use onl-, f ncvt equipmp- v-c1 rnoter.als wtth oil work performed by exper.'s You can'i hca< when it comes se- cing liiiii'aiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiRiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiw of Alberta Rug Cleanen Association 327-4493 317-8th St. South The Difference: A controlled jet cf steam penetrates deep into fibres. Brushed and vacuumed up into re- covery tank all in one operation. FOR LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT OUR SERVICES INCLUDE: Wall to wall rug cleaning -k or Shampoo Upholstery cleaning Invisible mending, burns, etc., corpot- Deodorizing Mothproofing if Shock proofing, (anti static) Free estimates Brakes Shocks Wheel Alignments Balancing SEE THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW TIRES BEST CLIP and SAVE Introductory Offer Good until May 31 6201 50-tli TIRE SALES TABER LTD. FERNIE, B.C. p 1651 J-tl Av; hcnB ;