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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta ADOPTED Toby, a two-month-old bear cub, tussles wilh Mrs- Beverley Lang at her Maple Ridge home. The Lang family has adopted hie 10-pound youngster, found sleeping in a rope-low hut at Ihe Harrison Mills ski area near Vancouver, B.C. AVill discuss trade problems Mexican president to visit Canada InscifoH by Irio HIRE A STUDENT CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE By KEVIN M. KELLEGIIAN CP Correspondent, MEXICO CITY (CP) President Luis Echcverria be in Canada on an offi- cial visit after his trip to Ihe United States during the last half of June, official sources have revealed Iierc. The president is going (o Canada to "discuss problems common to both countries." Those problems are probably the U.S. influence on trade wilh both Mexico and Canada. Earlier this year a rabinct- levcl mission mcl with gov- ernment officials in Canada to lay the groundwork for the presidential visit. They dis- cussed the possibility of direct trade between Canada and Mexico, bypassing the U.S. as intermediary for transporta- tion or brokerage. Direct trade between Can- ada's Atlantic Coast and Ve- racruz in the Gulf of Mexico would bL'ncfit Canadian pers, since Mexico's maritime fleet is undeveloped. SEEKS MARKETS President Echcverria also will be seeking markets in Canada. His adminislration, which look office in 1970 for six years, is seeking lo ex- pand markets to reduce de- pendence on the U.S. which accounts lor 70 per cent of Mexico's cxporls and provides CO per cenl of Mexico's im- ports. Trade will be only slightly more important than tourism. Officials may be asked to en- courage travel to Mexico. "So near and yet so foreign" is the Ihcmc but the pockclbook issue will be emphasized as well. IS RIG EARNER The country's major foreign exchange earner, tourism reg- ularly earns billion. After subtracting expenses such as salaries, food and other cosls, Ihe net income for Mexico is million every year. Tourism has its drawbacks, however. The very qualnlness of travel in Mexico means inefficiency in services, roads many Canadians find too nar- row, a lack of quality road- side inns and restauranls along the way lo Mexico City or Acapulco and, of course, Spanish as a national lan- guage. The department of tourism is campaigning for betlcr servicc for foreign visitors and control on prices, which have helped reduce the major cause of complaints. But the battle is one-sided. can't really just step in heavy handed and d e in a 11 d that a small inn cleanup it.s sanitary facilities or take bet- ter care of the said ore tourism official. "First of all, it i.s essentially private en- terprise and the government doesn't want lo get into tour- ism in a direct way. "Secondly, and more impor- tant, the inspection would be endless and fruitless. Person- nel wouldn't have time for anything else." Besides the Irade and tour- ism angles, Echeverria will probably come away with the routine agreements to in- crease cultural ties, such as sending students and scholars to mutual universities. Some Canadian performers proba- bly will be invited to Mexican nightclubs and (iieatres. There may be a film cycle. Mexican musicians will travel to Canada. And so on. Essentially, however, Ech- cvcrria will he promoting his courtry. A master at using media, he will be publicizing Mexico in Canada, making Canadians aware of his coun- try and what it has to offer. CALGARY (CP) It's tough hcing in Ihe war surplus busi- ness when there are no wars creating a surplus. Even a liny conflict would do nicely for Gordon Anlon Gum- ming of Crown Surplus Stores Lid. lie's a government surplus dealer and wilh old soldiers fad- ing and modern armies lliin- ning, the supply of battle, gear is drying up fast. Only a few surplus stores, which slarlcd in Canada at. Ihc close of Ihc Second World War, still deal exclusively in Ihe trap- 1 pings of war. "Most of Ihe nllicr dealers now slock mainly commercial Mr. dimming said. "Therc'd Iw more profits for mo if I did likewise, but I've got n real marl-on for surplus stuff nnd I intend loslay in il." The .19-year-old Gumming op- crates Ihc store in southeast Calgary which can he spotted because the tail section of an old fighter trainer aircraft is embedded in Ihc roof. The store has clothing, ar- mored suils, mine field boots, periscopes, bugles and bazoo- kas. .MAY NEVER SELL Some items haven't moved In years and some don't sell at all. For example, Mr. dimming said he got a deal of Sec- ond World War gas mnsks at a government auction. "A dealer in Los Angeles was looking for masks and I figured I could unload all of Ihom in one fell he said. "Trouble was, when I called him lalcr, he was no longer inlcrcslcd." Sol Lipkind, president nnd manager of Ribtor Manufactur- ing and Dislrihuling Co. Lid. of Calgary, said he used lo be al- most exclusively in surplus sell- ing. The Herald Third Section Leilibridge, Alberta, Wednesday, May 2-1, 1972 Pages show impact on all parts of society Consumerism to increase in 70s ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) Harold Buchwald of Manitoba, chairman of the Canadian Con- sumer Council, says consumer- ism in the 1970s will increase its impact on all parts ot society. "Until the 1960s there was no genuine concern for the individ- ual he said during a visit here. "Now dial has changed and we're off to a run- ning start with protective legis- lation and there is more to come. The consumer en raise grievances, have protection. "In future people aie going to go hcyond this. Leaders in busi- ness are going to lie called on In conduct their affairs not only for profit, but from a sense of moral posture." Mr. Buchwald said ths Con- sumer Council will he faking a hard look at regulatory bodies, such as marketing boards and transport commissions. "The consumer has tradition- ally been a patsy for business. If a company can say that they must increase their profit this year to 15 per cent from 10 per cent it has been (he consumer who has traditionally footed the bill." LOBBY NEEDED He said business leaders must participate in dialogue with con turner interests to "bring bal- ance into the market place As an example of imbalance he said there were 300 briefs from business i n connection with the proposed federal act regulating competi- tion but only three from con- sumer organizations. "A consumer lobby is criti- cally needed that can try to match that of be said. Big business could afford law- yers, accountants and econo- mists to prepare credible briefs to government; individual con- sumers could not and they lacked Uie expertise to compete. Despite federal studies show- Ing that concentration of owner- ship is a growing of busi- ness in Canada Mr. Buchwald said he sees encouraging signs of higher standards of corporate morality. "Businessmen and the kids going inlo business realize thru there is a new standard of mo- rality taking hold in the busi- ness world. Caveat Ihe buyer being re- placed with 'let Ihc seller lake care.1 It is the seller who in many cases now imposes HID standards." By LOUIS UCIIITKI.LE MONTEVIDEO (A P) President Juan M. Rorda- berry, in office only Ihree months, is rending the gloomi- est economic slatisfics Uru- guny has seen in reienl years. The official figures say the treasury is empty, the budget deficit is huge, there are no foreign reserves. Inflation is running at nearly 100 per cent annually. Exports dropped 12 per cent last year. The for- eign debt of million "is choking the Fran- cisco Forlcza, minister of economy and finance, told Congress. This year alone, S10B million must IK paid in interest and principal on foreign loans. That's half Uruguay's total annual exports, which de- clined to S203 million in 1971 from 5232 million in 1970. Besides Die foreign debt payment, Uruguay has S70 million in commercial ar- r c a r s. That means Uru- guayans have paid in pesos for merchandise imported from abroad, but their money is stopped at the Central Bank, which lacks dollars to complete Ihe payments abroad. So foreign suppliers are dunning Uruguayans for overdue bills, and credit abroad is being restricted. Imports dropped to S222 mil- lion last year from S231 mil- lion in 1970, and the govern- ment suspended many cate- gories of imports because nf the foreign currency shortage. TURNS TO 1111.' Piesidenl Bordahsrry, a conservative calfle rancher, has lurned to Ihe Interna- tional Monetary Fund for help, despite stiff criticism from flic Broad Front, a coali- tion of leflist parlies with a strong voice in Congress. Throughout Latin America, Jcftisls say the "IMF for- mula" leads to more indebted- ness abroad and requires do- mestic austerity policies which hurt wage earners. They argue the IMF is con- trolled by the U.S. govcrn- m e n t. so underdeveloped countries with IMF agree- ments end up subjecting their economies to "Yankee imperi- alism." Uruguay has had IMF help intermittently since 1950, when its the boom years of the Second World War and the Korean a long decline. Uruguay is blessed with a temperate climate and some of the richest, best-watered pasfureland in the world. It once lived prosperously from Ihc export of meat, wool and hides. But farming practices h a v e remained unchanged since the early 1900s and Uru- guay has failed to attract much industrial development. There are eight million cattle and 23 million sheep, the, same as in 1908. But (he popu- lation which must share (ho wealth from tht-se herds has risen sevenfold lo 2.tl million. An IMF team visited Uru- guay for three weeks in March, lo study Bordaliirry's request for n S20 million "standby" credit and a loan lo cover Ihc drop in exports last year. Besides IMF money, B o r d a b e r r y seeks IMF endorsement of his economic policies. Without this endorsement, he has slight hope of obtaining S100 million in loans soon to be sought from U.S. and Eu- ropean banks. The IMF wants Bordaberry to increase meat exports, cut the budget deficit and reduce inflation. The measures Bor- daberry has taken to achieve these goals have not yet pro- duced results. Meat exports continue at a low level although Bordaberry has devalued the peso 100 pet- cent to stimulate exports. He's also ordered Uruguay's first prohibition ou caltle slaughter for domestic consumption so more callle are available for export. Al- though fresh beef is a staple in the Uruguayan diet, none will be available from July 15 through Nov. 15. 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