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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 30 LETHBR1DGE HERALD Thursday, May 17, 1973 CF-5 plane purchase called ''monumental blunder' B> ICTOR MAChin Heiald Ottawa Buieau Purchase of the CF-5 aircraft for the Canadian defence department was de- scribed in the Commons as a monumental blunder m an area blunders have out- numbered wise decisiuns in re- cent years Tbe outspoken critic of the defence department as Douglas Rowland kii K) He .spoke on tne proceed- ings for adjournment motion in the House Monday and blasted Defence Li mister James Rich- aickon and Supply and Services Minister Jean-P.cn c Gojei for answers provided to questions he had asked concerning future purchases of the CF-5 aircraft "It is about time we stopped making major equipment pur- chases for the armed services on an ad hoc basis We will shortly need to decide upon a reDlacement aircraft for the CF-104's and CF-101 s which are in sci vice he said, "no specific evaluation study of pos- j sible replacement aircraft for the CF-104 or CF-101 is cur- rently under way He appealed to the defence depaitment to get such a study underway and avoid "the pur- chase of another disaster like the CF-5 or the Bonaventure re- fit' He bluntly told the house "When talk about equipment for the Armed Forces are talking about millions of dol- lars For heavens sake let us quit fooling around'' Mr Rowland served with the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve with the rank of lieutenant com- mander from 1958 to 1971 He had asked how many CF-5 air- craft had been purchased by the government, how many were currently in set vice, how many in storage and how many had been sold to other nations The answers respectively were 135, 46, 45 and 20 The initial purchase order was 115. Pur- chases now total 135. He said the CF-5 which the Canadian people purchased at approximately a copy is a development of a training aircraft namely the Northrup T- 38 Talon The Canadian govern- ment could have purchased that p'ane off the shelf at about two tliirds the price of a CF-5. Talks scheduled WASHINGTON (Reuter) President Nixon will hold talks here with Japanese Prime Min- ister Kakuei Tanaka July 31- Aug. 1, the White House an- nounced Wednesday. V f must sell 200 new cars and trucks by June 30th ffifs we're deals ever! 1973 CHEVROLET CAPRICE See one of the Beny Boys now on the car of your choice BUY NOW AND ENJOY THAT NEW CAR ON YOUR VACATION TRIP THIS SUMMER CHEVROLET OLDSMOBIL! OK SUPERMARKET CAR LOT MAIN GARAGE and SHOWROOM PHONE 328-1101 Land in dispute Map shows area of the Northwest Territories In- volved in a dispute between the federal government and the Indian Brotherhood of the N W.T. The area involved covers square miles of land. Larger farmer loans suggested OTTAWA (CP) Larger loans for farm improvement must be available if farmers are to take advantage of ex- panded world markets and in- creased demand for their products, Saskatchewan Senator Herbsrt Sparrow said Tuesday night Senator Sparrow, sponsor of a government bill to raise the maximum farm-improvement loan to 000 from the present told the Senate present legislation, in effect since 1945, has "made possible a food pric- ing policy that gives Canadians the best return for their food dollar as compared with any country in the world The last increase in the top limit for such loans was in 1968 Russians preparing missiles WASHINGTON (AP) The Soviet Union is apparently pre- paring to load some of its launch bases with its first conv b a t-ready multiple-warhead weapons That is the way U S military sources read the significance of more than 25 launches of SS-11 intercontinental ballistic mis- siles from three operational launch sites in recent months. The Soviet triple warheads, whose development tests have been monitored closely by U S spy satellites, are less sophis- ticated than American multiple warheads. Tne Russian "tri- plets" are fired in shotgun fash- ion and cannot be aimed indi- vidually at separate targets, as can U S multiple warheads. Although the SALT agreement limits the number of long-range missiles each side may deploy, there is no curb on improve- ments, including advanced mul- tiple warheads when it was raised to from Since then, the Liberal sena- tor said, the cost of living has gone up moie than 20 per cent, reflected m the cost of farm. machines and vehicles Moie capital investment in fanrrag was required to ensure more efficient use cf farmlands in order to meet expanding markets for Canadian wheat, rapeseed and feed grams. Under the bill, farmers could not spend more than of a maximum loan on ei- ther the purchase of additional farm land or agricultural equip- ment, construction or repair of faim buildings, general im- provements, ard livestock pur- chases The act now limits such expenditures to of a maximum 000 loan Farm improvement loans are made by charteied banks and other authorized lending agencies such as credit unions and trust companies POLARIZED LENSES POLARIZED LENSES com- pletely eliminate annoying glare from water high- ways and beaches. And now you can hava them in your own pre- scription1 Drive more safe- ly See more clearly Fram- ed in our zmgy new plat- ters, squares ovals or octagons. Order them today! OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. 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