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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBRIDGE HfRAlD Wednesday, May 16, 1973 Alberta MP warns government travels down tight money road By VICTOK MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The Liberal mi- nority government is travelling down the old road of "tight money" in establishing its fiscal policy to fight inflation Marcel Lambert West) warned in the commons. He called on Finance Minister John Turner to make a state- ment dealicg with the critical situations confronting Canada in the financial fields and to "come clean with the Canadian public." Mr. Turner rejected the sug- gestion that the government was again implementing a "tight money" policy to combat inflation. However he promised to con- sider making a statement to the house on the impact of the ris- ing price of gold and the inter- national monetary situation. Mr. Lambert urged the minis- COOLING SYSTEMS For Any Size Home or Building FREE ESTIMATES Window Coders Manufactured by McGraw-Edison 5000 B.T.U. I 65.60 8000 B.T.U. 223.20 6000 B.T.U. B.T.U. 289.20 LARGER SIZES AT THE SAME LOW PRICES CHARLTON HILL LTD- YOUR AIR CONDITIONING CENTRE 1262-2 AVENUE S. PHONE 328-3388 ter to make the statement this week. It should deal, he said, with the effect on Canadian interest rates of the international mone- tary situation, the higher price of gold and the "same dreary symptoms .that we a-? now seeing of the crises that we have had twice in the last year." Mr. Lambert said the minis- ter should outline for the mem- bers of parliament "just what these developments are doing for the whole Canadian finan- cial picture." Mr. Turner said "We have a pretty open government." "What about the (corporate) tax interjected G. W. Baldwin, Progressive Con- servative house leader. The Bank of Canada moved again last weekend to boost its bank rate. It announced an in- crease of one half of one per cent to 5% per cent in the bank rate as another move in its ef- forts to curb credit. The bank said the new increases contin- ues the policy outlined April 9 v.-hen the rate was pushed up to 5Vi per cent from 4% per cent. Stanley Knowles nipeg North Centre) noted that the Royal Bank of Canada an- nounced Monday that its prime rate for loans of over is being raised to 7 per cent. "In view of the fact that the Bank of Canada is encouraging this two-rate system and in view of the fact that many bor- rowers at the prims rates are mortgage and trust companies will the government commit it- self to a policy of holding down the interest rate on mortgage asked Mr. Knowles. Mr. Turner said he would take the general tenor cf the Winnipeg members remarks into consideration. "Obviously the day to day re- sponsibility for the monetary policy of the country rests with the Bank of Canada. It is only when the general thrust of that policy comes into conflict with that of the government that the minister of finance has to inter- said the minister. Heads U.S. army WASHINGTON (AP) How- ard Callaway, a former U.S. congressman from Georgia, was sworn in Tuesday as secre- tary of the army. Callaway suc- ceeds Robert P. Froehlke, who resigned to return to his insur- ance business. BAD FIRE SEASON IN SIGHT EDMONTON (CP) There are 15 fires burning in Alberta and one, in the Footner Lake Forest, is out of control. Dick Robertson, cf the Alber- ta forest service, said hot, dry weather could result in a bad fire season and campers are warned to be cautious on the Victoria Day weekend. He said some campers build fires loo close to overhanging branches and don't dig pits for their fires. Winter whea'i crop fair to good HELENA, Mont. (AP) Th Montana Crop and Livestod Reporting Service says the state's winter wheat crop gen erally is in fair to good condi tion. The r.-port issued today said winter wheat is faring better in the eastern portions of Mon tana where supplies of soi moisture are adequate. Topsoil and subsoil moisture continue short in some other areas of the state. The report said range feed is jlentiful in the eastern third of ;he state, but short in scatter- ed counties elsewhere. ON SALE: MAY 16th TO 19th WHILE QUANTITIES LAST ANNIVERSARY BIG VALUES PHOTO ALBUMS Our regular price 2.97 Ea. Kresge SPECIAL Rayon cloth, paper cloth vinyl leather covers! All self-sticking types. SET M TRUCK Our regular price 2.77 Set Kresge SPECIAL Plastic! Large truck 20" long holds a beach boat, a pail 5Vz" tall shovel. SB Set SAND SET IN WHEELBARROW Our regular price 2.77 Set Plastic! Wheelbarrow loaded with a pail, shovel, watering jumbo sifter 2 sand molds. Kresge SPECIAL POLYESTER SLEEVELESS SHELLS Kresge PRICE Perk up your Summer wardrobe! Cool shells in 3 neckline styles with fancy stitched back zipper. White colors. S-M-L 3 76 Each NYLON PULL-ON SHORT SHORTS Kresge PRICE Easy-care shorts feature front crease stitching and elastic waistband! White, Navy, Pink, Yellow Turauoise. S-M-L H Each 1 ONE SIZE BRA Our regular price 770 Ea. Kresge SPECIAL 100% stretch nylon! Wide shoulders. White colors. MEN'S SHORTS Our regular price 2.29 Ea. Kresge SPECJAL White fancy rib knits with double seat, front and crotch. S-M-L. Each 1 THERMOS BOTTLE Kresge PRICE 'Perma-Case'. 15 Oz. size! Standard-neck. Orange Green colors. BARBAZON 'X 12' RUG Our regular price. 71.87 Kresge SPECIAL High density nylon, durable rug that's backed with black rubber peercushion. Moss Green. Topaz, Flame Red, Gaspe Copper Regal Purple colors. Check our value packed flyer being delivered to your home next Tuesday! Open Daily 9 am, to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 Labor Force Unemployment drops The number of unemployed in Canada in April was a substantial drop from the previous month, according to Statistics Canada. The unemployment rate was 6.3 per cent of the labor force, compared with the March rate of 6.8 per cent. English No. 1 UN tongue but French alive, well UNITED NATIONS (AP) English is the tongue most widely used at UN headquar- iers, but French, the traditional language of diplomacy, is alive and well and fighting. Those who speak English are not seriously resisting the French advances. They are sit- ing back with the knowledge hat anyone in New York needs English to shop at the super- market, regardless of what he speaks in international diplo- macy. A combination of General As- sembly resolutions, diplomatic nudging and the arrival of nearly 20 new UN members :rom former French and Bel- gian territories in Africa has Gov't team to visit Indoi testa EDMONTON (CP) A five- man reconnaissance team of ilberta government officials ill be sent to eastern Indone- ia on June 1 to work with the ederal government on agricul- ural development, it has been announced. The team, headed by C. J. IcAndrews, -assistant deputy minis tar of farm and rural're- ource development, will be 'orMng with, the Canadian In- .ernational Development Agen- cy of the federal government to plan the project. After a month of field work, the team of Alberta and federal officials will prepare a report for the federal agency on the technical aspects and funds needed for the project. It wiD also work with Indonesian officials and familiarize itself with possible project areas. Among the fields that the reconnaissance team is to study are agricultural econom- ics, water resources, transport economics, animal husbandry, soils science and general econ- omics. New cattle law for Montana HELENA, Mont. (AP) Montana ranchers selling six or more head of cattle will have to have them inspected prior to transfer of ownership. The inspection is required by a new law going into effect July 1. The state brands en- forcement administrator, Wil- liam Cheney, says the new Montana law also establishes a lifetime permit for any saddle, work or show horse. The per- mit costs five dollars. The lifetime permit can be used to transport a horse out of Montana, and other states in the western United States will recognize the permits. Northwestern gas sales drop EDMONTON (CP) North- western Utilities Ltd. and its subsidiaries have reported nat- ural gas sales of for the three months ended March 31, down from for the same period last year. The drop has been attributed to warmer weather which re- duced total sales. Earnings per common share were down from the previous year. strengthened the position of French in recent years. It was well understood, for example, that the ability to speak French was a necessary qualification for anyone aspir- ing to succeed U Thant as sec- retary-general a year ago. It ir- ked the French that Thant used Only English in UN business. 'What we need is a French- speaking declared the French foreign minister, Mau- rice Schumann. Kurt Waldheim, the successor selected by the Security Coun- cil, speaks English, Freeh and German. BALANCE SOUGHT French diplomats argued for "linguistic balance' in hiring people for the UN secretariat, the big bureaucracy which does research and paperwork for the world body. The French also are quick to j bring up linguistic aspects of any decision in the assembly. They supported Monaco as the site for the new UN environ- ment among other considerations, French is spoken there." English-speaking Kenya eventually was selected. The United Nations has five official languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese. Any of these may be used in speaking to the General Assembly or Security Council. Of the 132 delegations, nearly 70 regularly speak and prepare resolutions in English either be- cause it is their native tongue or their best second language. About 25 use French, 20 Span- ish, a few Russian and one Chi- nese. Within the secretariat, only English and French are "work- ing languages' to be used in meetings and documentation. "Both languages are equal, but previously, English was more equal than French in said Serge Michel, a Frenchman who is director of the division of personnel admin- istration. A series of General Assembly decisions since 1967 has sought to correct that. They require that secretariat employees in professional categories be able to handle at least two of the five languages. Western Roundup Railway workers turn in charter VANCOUVER (CP) The Brotherhood of Locomotive En- gineers, Vancouver division, representing more than 100 Ca- nadian National Railway work- ers, voted tliis week to sever ties with the union's national and international executive. The group voted 55 to 2 to return the 48-year-old union charter to international presi- dent C. J. Coughlin in Cleve- land and the division's entire six-member execvJive resign- ed, effective May 31. Outgoing chairman Jerry Staples said the breakaway move, the first by Canadian railway workers in recent years, was based on the inter- national's refusal to back up the local union. "We want Canadian auton- omy in cur union and a vote on our contracts that's one of the main reasons for our dis- Mr. Staples said. BULLDOZER HITS HOUSE RED DEER (CP) Red Deer city RCMP were investi- gating the crash of a city bull- dozer into the home of Lews Hewson early Tuesday. City Engineer Bob McGee the bulldozer was being assd "to stockpile gravel. When he machine operator returned 'rom his midnight break he saw it heading for a grove of '.recs. Tire bulldozer travelled down he 30-foot stockpile, through a grove of trees, across a field and over a parked car .and hit he Hewson home. It stopped in the kitchen, and front end penetrat- ng the house, the cable resting against the roof, its engine roaring and tracks slipping on the crushed car. V OLD DUTCH STRIKE WINNIPEG (CP) Employ- ees of old Dutch Foods Ltd. set up picket lines Tuesday, a practice previously adopted by plumbers and pipefitters and seine grocery store clerks. The 120 employees of 'the W.'n- nipeg potato chip firm, mem- bers of the Canadian Food and Allied Workers Union, are seak- ing higher wages and an initial agreement. Union representative Joe Wilford said the Old Dutch employees are seeking a short- er work week and a 42-cent in- crease in the hourly rate that averages DONATE EACH MOOSE JAW (CP) The mayor and aldermen last night agreed to donate each to a fund to help repair destruction caused by vandals at the city cemetery. The city has offered a reward for conviction of thosa responsible for damage and the Royal Canadian Legion branch added another to the offer yesterday. Donations by city council fol- lowed a suggestion that a vol- untary fund be established. APPLICATION REJECTED KELOWNA, B.C. (CP) The city has turned down an appli- cation for a business licence from a company which has linked to Florida entrep- reneur Glen Turner, of Dare to Be Great, fame. It was the second time the city turned down an applica- tion from Endure-0-Ware of Canada Ltd., and the city prom- ised to take court action if its wsiness operation bylaws are sidestepped. GAS THEFT CASE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. (CP) Four persons chargad in con- nection with the theft of more nan million worth of gaso- inc from Pacific Petroleum's >ulfc plant at Taylor, B.C.. were remanded in provincial court in this northern B.C. com- munity today. Marvin Gerald Dyck. of Fnrt St. Jolin charged with theft and conspiracy to commit theft, vas remanded without plea until Friday, May 18. Pe'er Ejack, of South Taylor, and (rant Slater and Pe'er John Schneider, both of Taylor, were remanded to July 4. ;