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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta HOME AT LAST Meyer Lansky, holding his hat and with a hand in his pocket is escorted from customs at the Miami International Airport after he returned to the U.S. and was promptly arrested by the FBI. Underworld head back in custody MIAMA, Fla. (AP) Mye Lansky, reputed underworld fi nandai genius, was taken intc custody Tuesday by FBI agents at Miami International Airport after a two-day aerial odyssey during which six countries de- nied him asylum Lansky, 71, was met b; United States agents who boarded a Braniff airliner ant escorted him from his first Big rice swindle DA NANG, Vietnam (AP) It was the September Moon Festival, celebrating the autum harvest, when refugees from Quang Trl started getting chicken feed- low-grade broken rice rnixed with dirt, gravel, styrofoam balls and nylon slivers. More than n month and a half later, there are widely- differing estimates of how much rice and how much money was involved. James Ready of the U.S. war victims advisory office says it was "about tons nf rice. I don't know how much it was worth." Paul Daly, senior adviser 10 the Da Nang mayor's of- fice, said the swindle in- volved hundreds of thousands of tons. Other officials say an inves- tigation ordered by President Nguyen Van Thieu is more of a face-saving gesture than a desire to punish the guilty. They point out that Col. Ngu- yen Ngoc Khoi is still mayor of Da Nang despite evidence of his onvolvement in the swindle. One U.S. official said: "We provided the money for the rice and the means to dis- tribute it to the refugee camps. The Da Nang munici- pality bandied the rice pur- chases." The transactions were estimated refugees in the Da Nang area require 125 tons a day. "Refugees first discovered the bad rice on Sept. 20 it was chicken teed, substan- dard." said the official. "Hill it wasn't dangerous. Nolhing happened lo Ihe people who ale il II jusl wasn't very palatable. But it Mas a dirty Irick lo play on people who had already suf- fered enough dirty tricks." On Ocl. 10, Premier Trail Tliicn Khien named a com- inillr-e to investigate the rice swindle. On Oct. 26 the offi- cial government news agency reported (hat (he committee had "decided lo discharge a number of officials respon- sible for the di.strihulio'i of spnilprl rim." Tl nnmnd names. "President Thieu needs nil the support he can get right said one U.S. official. "U one of his people loses face, he loses face. Khoi will probably he eased out quietly laler on but not right now." lllce for refugees in the Dn Nang area now Is purchased Irom Rovcrnmcnl warehouses ralher than local merchants. 11 is Thnl and Cali- fornia rice, Die same (ho South Vietnamese army gels. class seat through customs ancncfit by chain stores forcing ;maller competitors out of busi- icss, the president of the Cana- [ian Federation of Retail Gro- cers said here. Speaking al the federation's mnunl convention, Frank Flit- on ot London, Ont., said small pcrntors are losing business apidly while larger operators re showing teller profit ralios han Iheir giant chain store ompelilors. "Chains will vacrile the me- lium sizo store field, conccn- rating on stores from (o square lie said. 'Tills opens up opportunities for ndepcndent operators. "The lop 25 per cent of inde- pendent food retailers will sur- ivc and llourish in the '70s, ml only by understanding and cinpling lo changing market ondlllons." BERMUDA IW.niA The people of Bermuda ire served by Iwo television sto- lons and four newspapers. Package tours price rule suspended LONDON (AP) The British government's Civil Aviation Au- thority suspended today its minimum price rule for Euro- pean package tours effective next Oct. 35 and said the con- trol had proved ineffeclive. The decision means that tour comoanies can charge as little as they choose for vacations. The CAA warned, however, its decision "should not be re- garded as an invitation to tra- vel organizers to engage in des- tructive pricing policies." It warned tour companies with low profit margins be- cause of cut-price competition that it would take account of pricing policies when consid- ering whether their financial resources were sufficient to jus- tify the grant of travel organ- izers' licences. Wtdnitday, 8, 1972 THE LETH5KIDOE HERALD 25 Despite clamor for controls Little said about possible food price hikes By BOB DOUGLAS OTTAWA (CP) Govern- ment spokesmen are saying little about the prospects for food price controls. But their few comments on the issue suggest little change in government thinking despite the clamor for controls by New Democrat David Lewis during and after the election campaign. The government view ap- pears still to be that food price controls are acceptable only if Canadians will tolerate food ra- tioning. Finance Minister John Turner suggested In a Broek- ville, Ont. speech Oct. 3 that this rules out controls at this time. But Mr. Lewis Sunday de- manded action to cu.-b the ris- ing cost of food as one condi- tion of NDP support for the mi- nority Liberal government in the next Parliament. A spokes- man for Mr. Lewis said this means he wants food price con. trols. ConsD-vative Leader Robert Stanfield has said that a Con- servative government would impose food price controls if necessary after consultation with food industry and farm representatives. CONTROLS FORECAST Leonard Roy, administrative vice-president of the Quebec Food Council, said last week in Montreal that he expects some form of temporary price con- trol as a concession by Prime Minister Trudeau to the NDP. Spokesmen Consumer Af- fairs Minister Robert Andras and Finance Minister John Turner would not comment, but little enthusiasm for the Idea. A source in Mr. Turner's of- fice said the government is watching developments in the U.S. and Britain. Food price controls have [farm products, been in effect for more than one year in the U.S. while Brit- ish Prime Minister Sdward Heath Monday announced a sweeping 90-day freeze on wages, prices, rents and divi- dends effective today. than the average for the same pcr.-iod last year. I'RICE LIMITED The U.S. prices commission controls the retail price of food, allowing retailers to add only their own costs to the price of U.S. record on food has been significantly The prices better than Canada's this year. Tlie U.S. monthly food price in- dex has varied between 3.2 cent and 5.4 per cent above last year while the Canadian aver- age for the first nine months has been 7.2 per cent higher Prices of farm products are not controlled by the prices commission. The percentage increase of food prices was lower in Can- ada than in the U.S. in the years 1909 to 1971. In this period in Canada, there was a slower rate of in- crease in the food price index in the general consumer price index. This was party due to a food price war between su- permarket chains. But fhis year food prices have risen much more rapidly than the over-all consumer pi-ice index. Mr. Lewis has said retailers are gelling unreasonable profita but a spokesman for Mr. Turner Warned the rising prices on such factors as bad weather reducing the supply of food products. He suggested rationing would be necessary if prices are con- trolled to ensure that everyone is able to buy his share of food. CHICKEN RUN BREST, France (AP) Jor- dan sent two refrigerated trucks here to pick up 40 tons of French chickens for King Hus- sein's Bedouin troops. If the trucks make it back to Jordan without too much cargo spoil- age, a regular chicken run will be set up, officials here said. On Sale: Nov. 8th to 10th While Quantities Last 100% Polyester Knit TOM Ladies' Long Flannelette GOWNS In floral print, long sleeves, round collar and 3 button front opening. Assorted sizes and colours. 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