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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 1HE LFIHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, November 15, 1972 Lougheed seeks co-operation on new program EDMONTON (CP) Budget considerations linut the extent Lo which financing of human re- source programs can be shifted from property lax, Premier LoiiRhecd said Tuesday. "The program we propose for UK: spring session may not he all you'd he lold about (ion delegates to the animal con- vention of the Alberta Associa- tion of Municipal Districts and Comities. "But we hope the program will be sufficient to get your co- operation and agreement with the philosophy of the reform." GOVT. PLEASED The government, he said, is pleased with the interim report cf the Farran special commit- tee enquiring into problems of provincial municipal financ- ing. "We will carefully weigh your response to the suggestions of the interim the premier said. He told the convention h i s government "is not prepared lo accept initiatives on behalf of the federal government that would by-pass tlie provincial government alJowing direct dealings with municipalities. "Provincial govcrninc'iits arc charged under the constitution with the two most rapidly proli- ferating responsibilities edu- cation and heallh." Premier Lougheed said. "The federal government therefore should be given the responsibility for equalling regional disparities leaving the provinces to finance [heir programs from a better i proportion of income tax reve- nues." SEE THE LENS THAT DARKENS IN THE SUNLIGHT (VARIGRAY1 Judge rules in favor i of gamhlers BOSTON (AP) A judge i ruled Monday that eight per- sons facing trial on gambling charges can be required to have their voices recorded to he used as "voiceprints" at the trial. The ruling by Judge James C. Roy in Suffolk Superior Court the first such decision in the voiceprints of the defend- ant with those of wiretaps made by his detectives. Roy overruled a defence con- tertion that voiceprints are un- constitutional. He ordered that thp voice recordings plus hand- writing samples be taken in open court Nov. 27 The defendants, six men and two women, are all greater Bos- ton residents. Voiceprints must be anlaysed by an expert. Byrne's office said it plans to retain an expert in the field to examine the recordings. Two-hour gun battle at Calgary CALGARY (CP) A two- hour gun battle between police and a man holed up in an east Calgary home ended when a fire started by a tear gas shell forced him to leave. Police said it was surprising no one was hurt as officers fred shotgun slugs and gas shells into the home while attempting to apprehend the man, who re- turned rifle fire. The fire caused about damage. Michael Bohamchuk, M, of Vancouver was remanded lo Nov. 21 on a charge of attempt- ed murder following an appear- ance in provincial court. Police said officers were called lo the home to answer a domestic dispute. They were met by a woman who told them there was a man j in the house with a gun and he was shooting out lights. Later, a man appeared on Hie slcirs with the rifle and chal- lenged police but was appre- hended in a struggle. Queen knights Australian aborigine LONDON (AP) The Queen knighted Pastor Douglas Nich- olls, the first Australian abori- gine to be so honored, during an investiture at Buckingham Pal- ace today. Sir Douglas, 64, year-old pas- tor of the Church of Christ, a nonconformist congregation in the Melbourne suburbs, was honored for his work for the ad- vancement of the aboriginal people. He has been director of the Aborigines Advancement League since 1969. Forced to work without breaks WATT'S THIS? This is n rear view of Renault R-4, showing the 16 balleries that will power Ihe first eleclric car that goes into service next year in Dijon, France. The cars, said to be the first electrics to look like real cars, reach a lop speed of 40 miles per hour wilh a range of 40 to 48 miles without recharging. MACLEODS SEWING MACHINE Thursday, Nov. 16th through Saturday, Nov. 18th r '_ i i CHECK THESE J'StatuAnA, featuring CORONADO by BROTHER Far every need and budget. For fun, economy, profit, and enjoyment. Fully automatic 4 way stretch stitich Reverse Blind hammer Many more fealurrs PLUS MANY OTHER MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM Let Miss Anna Retzlaff demonstrate to you all the fine features of a Coronado Sew- ing Machine. Mr. Lloyd Parker, Brother Sewing Machine service representative will he in attend- ance to ancwer your questions and to serve you. CCjrri A pair of panty hose lo the first 50 ladies lo I present this coupon on Thursday. Macleods, Centre Village Mall, Lethbridge Name............................... Address Phone MACL Centre Village Mall, Lethbridge Phone 327-4240 Foreign company clamps possible CHICAGO (CP) Walter Gordon, former Canadian fi- nance minister, said Tuesday it seems probable that in the not loo distant future American and other foreign corporations will be required to reduce control of their Canadian subsidiaries. The majority of Canadians think it important for Canada to have more control over Its own economy and view the current lovel of American investment in Canada as too high, he lold the sixth world conference of the English-Speaking Union. "In other words, the own- ership and control by multina- tional corporations of their sub- sidiaries in Canada will have lo be considerably reduced or dis- posed of altogether." With Gordon in the panel dis- cussion was Allen Lambert, chairman of the Toronto Domin. ion Bank, who said the creation of jobs looms as the largest problem area between Canada and the U.S. during the next decade. Both said Canada needs a surplus in merchandise trade with the U.S. to make a return on capital borrowed from the U.S. They also agreed that Cana- dians are questioning the set-up in which Americans buy Cana- dian industrial raw materials with a relatively small labor content and Canadians import U.S. products wilh higher labor content. LABOR FORCE GROWING Lambert said American in- sistence that Canadians import more American-made goods and give up their indigenous manufacturing capacity would be intolerable. Canada already had a high level of unemploy- ment and the most rapidly growing labor force in the in- dustrialized world. "Digging up our natural re- sources or pumping oil or gas through a pipeline do not create enough long-lasting jobs lo ab- sorb our growing labor force, bul manufacturing activities lo create a larger number of Mr. Lambert said. "Hence we must ensure that not only our resources but also our manufacturing industries are developed." Gordon said that in future "Canadians will wish lo take into account the job content as well as the dollars involved in assessing Ihcir trade with the United Stales." This might call (or a change in the present syslcm of "very substantial tax incentives" lo companies in tlio oil and mining industries, many of them subsi- diaries of U.S. corporations. While recognizing the urgency of U.S. energy requirements, Gordon added, Canadians were Iwginning lo realize lliat the 'basic inlcrcsts of our Iwo countries in this, regard are somewhat different." Summaries of their speeches were issued before delivery. ABIGAIL GETS MATE TORONTO (CP) Mias, an orang-outang, arrived at to's Riverdale zoo here recently. It will be the mate for Abigail, the local female which has been waiting for a suitable suitor for nine years. Zoo officials said they hope the valuable couple will become parents by the time they set up housekeeping in Metro's new zoo in 1974. CALGARY (CP) Bill Pat- terson, secretary of the Calgary Labor Council, says he is "ap- palled" by some city employers who force their staff to work a nine-hour day without any lunch or tfjffce breaks. "A lot of Calgarians without union protection are being forced to work withoul lunch breaks or breaks of any kind lliis has been going on for a long lime." He said ir a recent interview the council has presented on many occasions briefs to the provincial government "ex- pressing OUT view of this silua- tion, but nothing has been done." NO PROVISION The praclice is legal, he said, because the Alberta Labor Act makes no provision in the act for any break during the work- ing day. The act stipulates that no em- ployee shall work more than eight hours a day and no longer than 48 hours straight time in a week. However, by utilizing a separate section the employer can legitimately extend this to nine hours, Mr. Patterson said. "I am disappointed to learn the intent of the legislation is being abused in Ihis said Dr. Bert Hohol, Alberta labor minister. "II is true lhat we didn't spell it out in UK legislation but a break is assumed. It is shock- ing to think that in the 1970s an employer would take ad- vantage of an employee this way. Russian poet dies MOSCOW (AP) Vera M. Inber, lyric poet and critic who once defended the late dis- graced, writer Boris Pasternak, has died at the age of 82, Iz- veslia reported Monday. The government daily news- paper carried on its last page a small obituary notice from the Writers Unions of the U.S.S.R. and Russian Federation. It said Miss Inber died Nov. 11 after a "prolonged illness." Miss Inber, born into a Jew- ish middile-class family in Odessa in 1890, was often at odds with the Soviet regime during a career which spanned more than half a century. She had a keen understanding of the work of younger writers and sometimes defended them publicly. Pasternak, author of Dr. Zhi- vago, was awarded the nobel prize for literature in 1958, but Soviet authorities would not al- low him to accept it. He died in June, 1960. Most of his work is banned in the country. "If they are not going to com- ply wilh the intent of the act, we will have lo take t close look at steps we can takt to plug this loophole." UNFAIR, SILLY A Calgary Manpower spokes- man said: "We do get cases where em- ployers force unorganized labor to work without breaks. In our view il is unfair and silly. "No employer who behave! like this is going to keep hta staff very long." Bill King, British Columbia labor minister, said the law in that province specifies thit women workers get a half-hour lunch break after five hours of work. "I Ihink it is a matter of common decency and basic humanity thai all employees, not just women, be entitled to a lunch break. Coffee breaks should be a maUer of negotiation rather than legislation. New sub system tested LONDON (Reuler) A new submarine weapons-system, us- ing the Blowpipe short-range missile, has completed success- ful firing trials, its'developer, the Vickers Co., announced Tuesday. It was claimed that the sys- tem, submarine launched ai1-'- flighl missile system (S.L.A.M.) could have considerable in- fluence on submarine tactics, giving a new capability at low cost. It would also provide an attack role against helicopters and light surface craft. S.L.A.M. consists of a battery of Blowpipe missiles moulted on a retractable mast guided by the submarine's nor- mal periscope and a special television control unit. Representatives of the British and foreign navies watehed the firing tests conducted by the submarine Aeneas which re- turned to port Tuesday. It was reported to have scored five di- rect hits out of nine. S.L.A.M. is a privately-devel- oped project and the company hopes that the British defence ministry will order it for the Royal Navy's Oberon-class pa- trol submarines. The Blowpipe missile waa produced as a portable, anti-air- craft weapon for the British Army. 3 DAYS ONLY THURS., FRI. and SAT. INSTALLED WITH PAD! 3 distinctive carpets at low, low sale prices! RACQUEL 100% Dupcmt nylon contains italic control fibre. 15 lustrous colon.............. Sq. Yd. TARA'S THEME 1Z ,88 Cozy softness medium plush gM gt OA shag. 100% nylon. 15 beautiful colors.......Sq. 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