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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta MILD HIGH FORECAST WEDNESDAY 50 The letkbridge Herald ALHERTATTVUDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10. 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS-24 PAGES THESE DARNED MUHWALSl-Prime Minister trudeau trie? with little success to pul on a mul.v t Indian baby-carrying basket pro- In him by the British Columbia Cenlen- "nial Committee and the National Press Club of Canada. The gift may be one of the most prac- tical the PM has received recently: his wife is expecting a baby in December. age freeze llj PETEIl BUCKLEY The 90-day freeze on prices, wages and rents in the United States officially ends next Sunday and, to no one's surprise, there is nothing like a consensus among Amerians about either its suc- cess ur i'.s The freeze is known as Phase One of President Nixon's turn-a-bout economic program, announced Aug. 15. What follows. Phase Two, is still being hotly de- baled as the deadline approaches. Fr-f.nomisls and financial analysis, not. to mention noh'icians arc divided on whether the freeze achieved more than a brief, irregular check on the crippling spiral of costs and wages. Senior officials in the Nixon administration say thev are largely satisfied that it worked, at least to H'eWtcnl thai could be expected in three short months. They point In small declines in Ihe wholesale price indc- -ivrage salaries, interest rates and other indi- cators to argue that the so-called inflationary psychol- ogy in the U.S. is being locked. 'Note Irish sales 'Can you direct us TO ilia edge OTTAWA (CP) Unemploy- ment rose by an estimated 13.000 to in October from 434.000 in September despite an unusual October surge of new job openings. Statistics Canada reported today. 'Hie number of workers with jobs rose to 8.25 million from 8.10 million in September, show- ing a gain of fM.OOO. It was the biggest October gain in employ- ment in many years. Usually, jobs diminish in October as win- ter anproaches. The "447.000 unemployed last month represented 5.1 per cent of the total labor of 8.7 million. In September, the unemploy- ment rnk v. as live per cent of lh" fcireo. It was also five j.o- cent in October last year. The Miuistisc bureau said the iincmnlnv- mcnt down. Adjusting I he actual figures for seasonal influ- ences, such as the usual lull-off in omploymcnl before winter the bureau said the seasonally- adjusted rate of unemployment declined to 6.7 per cent in Octo- ber from its unusual peak of 7.1 per cent in September. On the employment side of (he picture. Statistics Canada said there was an above-aver- age increase in manufacturing jobs. Transportation, communi- cations and other utilities usually record a drop in em- ployment at this lime of year, hut I his year they held steady. LITTLE CHANGE FOR MEN There were 33.000 more jobs fur persons aged 14 to 24. and 32.000 more for women aged 25 and over. There was little change in employment for men and over. The actual rate of unemploy- ment rose to (i.6 per cent of the labor force in the Atlantic prov- inces. 6.4 per cent in Octo- ber and 5.1 per cent a year ear- lier. It dedi A In Quebec, to 6.7 per cent from 6.S per cent in both September this year and October last year. But there was higher unem- ployment in Ontario, the Prai- ries, and British Columbia. The Ontario rate rose to 4.2 per cent from 4.1 in September and 3.4 in October last year. rent recession. Ami they are confident (hat without, the shook of the frnoro, it would been impossible to institute now a mnrc suNle .series of controls thai should restore Hie. blush of health to the U.S. eco- nomy. Or.isids the administration, however, there is less complacer.cv, Unemployment has barely been touched by tire The stock mai'kel is shigcish and so are imitis- Irv's order ik- I'.nih labor and consumer groups complain IhM price-, particularly in the grocery and clnihir.g stores h.-ivc. sneaked upward while wages were pegged. IVrhap.s UK'S: many analysts predict lhai. bulb price- and wages will climb as soon as re- strict ions are relaxed. They say that neither business mil- lal'er really seems to believe the oilier will exer- cise restraint and thus e.u-h seeks lo prelect ilself from the others' demands. ll is precisely that habit of anticipating future in- creases in costs and salaries which (he administration has been so inieril on stopping. Wages problem One measure n! the problems facing the Nixon of- ficial-, h.is hern ci r.lliet in recent days about the size of v.v.v increases lo lie allowed under Phase Two HT fri'.ve romraeis will be honored and I'ru.Tii salary increases call he paid re'ro- aclivel.. Treasury Secretary .lohn (.'unnally has clearly indi- cated I ha: I'iiase Tuo will h.ive much longer life than I'base One's '.in days. If looks to be a fact of life for at least aiiuihcr line more (act of life during (he coming year is Ihe fin1 next November's elections. !'rc.- idem NiMin said long ago dial Ihe economy, not Ihe war, would be Ihe big issue in Then he many of Ihe Democrats' ideas for .slraigbt- out the economy. Li'fl with only Hie .splinlers ef (heir economic plat- form, Demoeraiie cimlendois for Ihe president have not recovered. Tail given Ihe number of conten- ders and Iheir Phase Two should prove lo be. ;is a-, Plla-e One. been DOfflically, ST. JOHN'S. Nfld. (CPi Former Liberal Tom Burgess will support Frank Jloores in the next provincial legislature. 3 move that probably will give Newfoundland its first Progres- sive Conservative government- Unless recounts of ballots cast in the Oct. 28 election produce upsets, the New Labrador Party leader's decision to support the Conservatives will give Mr. lUoorcs a majority of one in Hie 42-scat legislature after appoint- ment of a Speaker. Mr. Jloorcs said in an inter- view today he was "in a posi- tion to say that Mr. Burgess will support a PC government.'1 lie said he had talked with Mr. Burgess in Labrador City by telephone earlier today. Premier Joseph Smallwood, whose Liberals won 20 seals in Ihe election, could not be readied immcdi.'.ioly for com- ment Mr. Moures said .Mr. Burgess, who was returned in Labrador West, would remain a member of the New Labrador Party and would not sit in the Conserva- tive caucus. Seen and heard About town _ r1 A R enthusiasts Colin O'Brien finding nuts and bolts in his high-powered car engine and wondering where they came from Carol Waikinson taking some good natured ribbing from fellow members of the Allied Arls Council for spending more than she was supposed to at. an auction for a Harold Townc poster Lois and Marlaine llaiin performing acrobatics on the icy street.; and escaping with only a few- sore spots- 'Poverty line'' drawn Coalclale native appointed college vice-president Werner Schmidt of Edmonlon has been appointed academic vice-president of Lethbridge Community College. Dr. C. D. Stewart, college president, said the appointment was effective immediately and Mr. Schmidt, a former U'th- bridge teacher and Coaldale native, will be responsible for curriculum planning and pro- gram development. Mr. Schmidt, 39. is a former executive-director of the Al- berta School Trustees Associa- tion, a teacher and principal, and a member of the Univer- sity of Alberta's board of gov- ernors. He wes 3 teacher at Wilson Junior High School in Letli- bridee from 1955 to WERXEIl SCHMIDT KCiIBEFILEY, B.C. (CP) One of the most intensive in- vestigations ever in British Co- lumbia ended Tuesday when 54- year-old Earl Kitchener Bennett was charged with the kidnap- Hormone warning Seaway to close OTTAWA (CPi The St. Lawrence seaway is lo be closed conditionally at p.m. F.ST Friday, il was an- nounced today. Tliien backer assassiua SAIGON (Renteri A terror- ist bomb killed a likely candi- date for premier in President Nguyen Van Thicu's new cabi- net, a police official said today. The official said Prof. Nguyen Van Bong, 42, rector of the Na- Institute of Public Admin- istration, am! a bodygna.-d were killed in Saigon just after mid- day when a bomb exploded m their car. OTTAWA (CP) A warning against prescription for preg- nant women of a common syn- thetic hormone is being distribu- ted to doctors by the health de- partment's food and drug direc- torate. The hormone DES-for die- been linked to vaginal cancer in daughters of women who had taken the drug during pregnancy. The hormone, and related druss such as dienesirol, hexes- li-oC benczcstrol, promepheslrol and chloitriamiseno, was in widespread use about years ago to prevent threatened mis- carriages. It was also pre- scribed for women with preg- nancy difficulties due to diabe- tes and kidney disease. The Canadian action followed confirmed rcsulls of American studies demonstrating a signifi- cant slalistical relation between use of the hormone and occurr- ence in female offspring of ad- enocarcinoma of the vagina, a rare type of cancer. pina of a Kimberlc'- ;oi'h in Juiie. 1969. Philip Porter, 16. ingest son of Robin M. Porter, former head of Comhioo Ltd opera- tions here and now pre-i'ient of Fording Coal Co.. di-.-ipeared while runr.ing an errsr.d for his mother in June 26, A country wide search fail- ed to turn up any trace of him. He is still missing. a former Cominco employee, was. released Mon- day from the Mainland Regional Correctional Institute in 'Burnaby, where he served part of a" three-year sentence for attempted extortion in con- with the Porter boy's disappearance. The Porter family had been ordered to pay S100.000 for the return of iheir son shortly after he vanished. The money was not paid. crown goes to Wilson Siaing A sample of Winalla winter wheat entered by Ihe C.reeno- Morcor Farm of Wilson Siding Tuesday won the reserve world wheat championship in pre- liminary judging before Fri- day's opening of Ihe Hoyal Agricultural Winter Fair in To- ronto. Mrs. Lloyd Mercer look place in Ihe winter wheat cate- gory as well as Ihe reserve championship with a sample of Ihe variely developed at Ihe Lelhbridge research station. HltKAKS IIAYSKN STIiINC I'ligi-r of Stone Mill, Aloolown, New S'oulh Wales, Australia look the champnin- fchip award Trilh. Petals cur- Mercer resd'W cliiinipioii prize, another variely of winlor inf. started with a two bushel wheat, and in so doing broke sample and after having it a eha'mpionslnp vii-lory siring screened at a mill and screen- in the sbmv by Harold'lv Han- ed by hand, hand picked the OTTAWA il'.r> Canadians I earning below a "poverty line" should IK freed from income, tax and the neediest paid a guaranteed anniiii! incline based on family the Imia- availed Senate, poverty report recommends. Tt says Canada should the "chaotic accumulation of good intenlions" called Ihe wel- fare system. The co m miller 's report, tabled in the Kur.ate Wednesday by chairman Sensor David Croll, says the Rial cost last year of its proposals would havn been S'lOO or SDr.'l million, about one per ceui. of the. gross iu- product. Tho poverty line, based on ligurcs. would range from for a single person nioro than 40 years of age to S9.C30 for a family of 10. The federally-run plan would pay a guaranteed income of a year to every single person past 40. raising to for a 10-membcr family. Those not initially covered by the guaranteed income single persons under age 40 and persons not yet have their nced.s me! under a modified Canada Assistance Plan. The federal government now shares equal! with (he provinces Uie costs o! welfare services. The report of the committee is submitted to the government but there is no requirement that the government acl on Die rec- ommendations. Prime Minister Trudeau during a Liberal policy conference last year rejected, on grovnds that cost would be too high, lie guaranteed annual income approach. Under the guaranteed income program, an incentive to work" would be provided, the commit- tee suggests, because extra earnings would not be fully de- ducted from (lie guaranteed in- come. Seventy cents wculd be cut for every dollar of extra income earned. This world ensure that work- ers keep more money than those who do not work, says the committee. Tt says the cents is Iiish and should lie reduced as soon as possible. The report proposes many other forms of help for Uie poor including education, health care, consumer prelection, legal aid and manpower services. It appeals to the public to make tiie plan a priority for the 970r> and ihc annual income is "ihc firs'. M.qi in Uie war poverty." Adoption of Lbc friuin-n'eor] in- cotne plan replace existing allow- ances, youth allo'.v.'i.'ico- and old aiic No one would cc-t less income under ihc nr.y plan. IHM; rarer, Canada pension plan. and for Indians and Ci-kimos nM touched. The i-oporl is UKJ nilininatsfn cf a three-year Mndy cross-Canada arA ccntrcvcrsy cau.-rd b> (V nti'inn of four ctaff niombt-r" :n a dispute about the coiitynts of tne report. OTIIKH MF.ASUIU-JS TOO Is calls for: i g h e r minimum based at least 60 per cent of the average wage rule in each province. informrjtifin f.'i- income consumers on buying, credit, interest rates and lo.'in contriids plus joint govern- in.-ure-r! ]oan-, for high-'' licensing con- trol by Uie provinces of debt cclk ciion and chrarcr ruptcy for of n.-ivnns] ucation housing ex- panded pro- grams and ei.'Xiive to en- sui'Q the :s net absorbed by tii.cr con cf ance to caver dc-riiol and p.ib en and re- habi'iiaLve health care. fur.ding for rial plan? thai r-rovirie local to the poor without cr contibution. Uniform worknien's c o m- benefit for ehiln-car? ife.s. including riya-care for children under a ce three, and public subsidy to ensure equal access for ail. Rocket attack oil airport PHNOM PENH iReu-crl Twenty soldiers and including seven killed today in a massive pre- dawn Communist rocket anr.ek o n Cambodia's intorr.3- tional airport. rv to resmn in n I'll IN A iCIv' The leadcr- Pcsi says .lack Melntosh. Pro- gresr-ive Conservative member of parliament for Swift Current- Maple (.'reck since 1953. will re- sign from Ihe official opposition le'day and sit as an Indepen- dent Cor.servative. The newspaper says the r.vo'n' is a protest by Mr. Mc- Ir.tish acainst Conservative parly policies particularly on foreign affairs and agriculture. tl-e registered feed grown on the farm. which was develop- ed by Iir. .1. K. Andrews and Dr. M. X. (Irani of the Lolh- brida1 research slation, was licenced in I'.Hil. Dr. said he was pleas- lie said another winter wheat pound sample variety Sundance, developed al Ihe station in Lethbridge has just lu'cn released and he liopcs it ill be as successful ,iv id.ng r; of land at Wilson Sid- laoa, fining added prestige lo wi'Jj a IRA DISAPPROVAL A tccn-one girl, her Lead shoved and covered with tar, is tied to o pole in !iu- Catholic Bogsidc district of Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Wednesday. The crowd chanted "soldier lover" ns terrorists carried out the punisbmeol for fiatei ni.-ovj Brilish JoldictJ, ;