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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta May WO THE IETHBR1DCI HERALD 31 Red Deer Workers Plan To Strike RED DEER (CP) The city received notice Tuesday after- noon that 19 union organized civic electrical workers will go on strike at p.m. MST Fri- day unless a contract dispute is settled. City council at a special meet- Ing Tuesday rejected a pro- posed two year contract sub- mitted by the workers. The union announced the strike notice shortly aPer talks broke down. There was no in- dication of plans for further talks. The workers, represented by the Calgary based local of the Inter national Brother- hood of Electrical Workers, are asking increased fringe bene- fits, a 12-per-cent wage increase this year and another 12 cent next year; and a 25-per- cent increase for journeymen linemen to bring them up to an hour in the latter stages of the contract. E. H. Stark, business manager for the local, said after talks were broken off that "our price will increase as time goes by. He accused city officials of trying to "chisel" the union down to wage rates that would n substantially under those in Edmonton and Cal- Uary. Sunday Shopping Trend Forecast TORONTO (CP) Leon Weinstein, president of Loblaws Groceterias, predicted Tuesday that night and Sunday retail shopping will become an "ac- cepted reality" in the coming decade. Regretting the move of some supermarkets in staying open Sundays, he said, "this trend, aided and abetted by consumer acceptance, will ultimately make Sunday just another work- ing day for all retail store em- ployees." Addressing delegates at a meeting of the Association of Canadian Advertisers, Mr. Weinstein said such supermar- ket departments as fast-food outlets and in-store bakeries will stay open beyond regular closing hours because of the large numbers of working moth- ers and growing customer pref- erence for shopping after dark. Lawyer Challenges Driver System CALGARY (CP) Lawyer William Wuttunee the Alberta driver challenged me deroerir system yesterday as unconstitu- tional in that it calls for auto- matic suspension of a driver's licence without, a hearing. He told Magistrate R. V. Read the system violates the basic right of an individual to defend himseli. After a driver collects 15 demerit points, a hearing New Laundry Detergent On Market EDMONTON (CP) A Cal- gary-based chemical company began marketing a phosphate- free laundry detergent in city supermarkets this week. Peerless Industrial Chemi- cals Ltd. announced yesterday Hie product will replace phos- phate with higher-priced nitrilo acetate. Two Edmonton companies 22. have mate similar plans the product md will esti- cost about 20 per cent more than comparable products contain- ing phosphates. Nitrilo Acetate has been mated to cost 40 to 45 cents a nound, compared with 13 cents the substi- a pound for tute chemical. The Calgary firm will mar- ket through stores operated in Edmonton by'Woodward's Ltd. and Canada Safeway Ltd. All three firms manufacture soaps for the industrial mar- ket, including the phosphate- free product. Norman Fowler, general manager1 of Peerless, said pub- lic reaction against pollution has created a demand that will counteract the high-budget ad- vertising campaigns beyond reach of smaller companies. Jobless Benefits Claims Climb OTTAWA (CP) Dominion Bureau of Statistics reported Tuesday that the number of claims "for insurance benefits at the end of February was up to from 659.500 the previous month and a year ear- lier. Record Price Paid For Bred Heifer GUELPH, Oat. (CP) What was believed to be a world rec- ord price for a bred heifer was established Tuesday at the sale of the Heritage Holstsin herd of Orton Eby of St. George, Ont. Gordon Atkinson of Meadowlake Farm, Barrie, paid for bred heifer Heritage Rockanne, daughter of t.'ie famous sire Sel lingrockman. should be held then a decision made on whether the licence should be suspended. Mr. Wuttunee was appearing for Betty Coldbeck of Calgary who is charged with speeding. The case was remanded to May 2. Under the demerit system in- troduced April 1 a driver's li- cence is suspended when 15 de- merit points are collected. The licence has seven points againsl it when restored and if a driver reaches 15 points again within a year the licence is suspended for three months. H a driver collects 15 points three of more times in a two- year period the suspension is for six months. Points ranged from two for failing to signal to seven for leaving the scene of an acci- dent. Govt.Cheques Mailed As Precaution OTTAWA (CP) The govern ment decided on early mailings of pensions and welfare cheques as a "safety precau tion" against the possibility of a post office labor tie-up, a health and welfare department spokes- man said today. The spokesman said family allowance cheques old-age pe n s i 0 n cheques, Canada Pen- sion Plan cheques and cheques for youth allowance were mailed this month "a to earlier" than usual. He emphasized that the dec! sion for en early mailing was administrative one taken as a precaution and did not mean that the government is convinced the mails will be tied up by a labor dispute: Each cheque carries its regu- lar date and a companion notice saying that, despite the early mailing, it may not be cashed until that date. Postal workers and the gov- ernment have been in contract negotiations since last fail. The contract issue went to a concili- ation board and its report, due to be made public soon, a said to be heading for rejection by the postal employees, paving the way for a national strike. Worker Killed At Gas Plant CARBON (CP) Philip Gordon Stewart of Carbon was killed yesterday when a natural gas line exploded at a gal plant near this community, 45 miles northeast of Calgary. Mr. Stewart was alone hi the .building at the time. Cause has not been determined. DHINK POP The average person in the United States drinks about 20 gallons of sodas and fruit-fla- vored beverages each year. Oil In Volcano MOSCOW (Reuters) Scien- tists have discovered oil in an extinct volcano on the Kam- chatka Peninsula opposite Alaska, the Soviet news agency Tass said Tuesday. The volcano was named as Uion. introduces new wide tires for the 70's Deluxe Champion Firestone 500 SUP-R-BELT Strato-Streak 78 Original equipment on many 1 970 cars, the Deluxe Champion Sup-R-Belt is lower and wider for greater cornering stability, and more precise steering re- sponse. Built with a 2-pIy belt wrapped around a 2-ply casing for extra-long mileage. The Indianapolis '500' taught us a lot about high- performance tires. And we put it all into the new 500. Wider, lower, full 4-ply Nylon construction, raised white '500' on the sidewall for the look of the 70's. Same low, wide profile as tires that come on new 1 970 cars, but at a much lower price. Rugged, full 4-ply Nylon construction. Computer-designed tread pattern for a smooth, quiet ride. Available with twin white stripes. Factory Clearance i Our tires go even farther with RIDING SYSTEM SERVICE Wheel Alignment Misaligned wheels can cause rapid tire wear and danger- ous loss of steering control. Our trained technicians cor- rect camber, caster, toe-in, and toe-out with the most modern alignment equip- ment. Champion 77 Size 6.50-13 Btackwall Road and Travel Guide 89 Limit one per customer. Extra Aliases each. ;