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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta The letkbridge Herald FOURTH SECTION LelhbTJclge, Alberta, Wednesday, November 15, 1972 PAGES 37 52 June 7 '50 Prei. Tmmnn iFdJi 35-moi Hilary aid group to Vietnam Dec. '61 frei. declaiel U.S. ii pre- pared to help S, Vietnam "prcitrre ill independence." tared in Vietnam ol Aug. 4 '64 Gulf of Tonkin incident; rroi. Johnson orderi bombing n( M. Viclnnmne bold. US. lorcti at Jfl.OOO. Feb. 7 '65 U.S. bomb! hi. Vietnamese bosci oiler Viet Cong al- tock on U.S. base at Pleiku. v ffir t .T M.'k" Jan' i Mo, 10'69 On M.nk ,JS ,MCtB btg. 100-hour week but it. rvas worth if Rural general store dying out CLAM HARBOR. N.S. (CD There was a large outside John's weeks ago. But then, for a funeral, especially in the country, (here usually was. Yes, the villagers in this eastern Nova Scotia commun- ity were saying a venerable institution of a type gradually disappearing in rural Canada genera] died. The store in question was that owned and operated for tome 40 years by John M. Ho- iiiaiis, and kijou'i) lo local res- idents as "John's." The obituary appeared in a local ncwspape" in Ihe form ol an advertisement: "Auc- tion ram o- shine. Terms; cash. This has been an old established business and many tilings of yester- year arc to be found." Homans recalled in an interview Ihe si ore was kept I for many year by his father, the laic Ebcnczcr Homans, who Die first storekeeper in (his shore community. I'ACKKD CLAMS The Homans' family also ran a clam and pack- ing factory al Little Harbor near here, and earlier in this I century, when .John Homans left school at ]5, he went lo work at what he called "a iou-hoir week none of those eiphl-hour days then." Come on over! WE'LL MAKE YOUR CAT Wo know how lo coax cvoiy ounce: ol norioinianco out ol your Cat. Acl.ust and luno Iho Cnl's sophisticated systems 'III lliey purr. Tiinc-ups, lubes, accessories? Come on over. We'll turn your Cal on. CSk They're all comin'over SEE YOUR 'LOCAL ARCTIC CAT DEALER Mr. Homan.s1 job was lo fio on buying [rips up and down Ihe coasl. Lcnvinp Clam Har- bor by horse and wagon at live in Ihe morning, be fol- lowed the coastline buying I lobsters from fishermen. The slcrc carried the large hanks of coarse prey wool which (lie women knitted into j millens for the men hauling I haps the loJjslor season. One could nld-fash- ioncd silks for embroidery. II served ;i mcolinp-placc lor Hie rxchancc of news and the transaction of much local business. On winter Saturday nights. Hie men would palhcr around Lhc old iron stove with il5 ivooc) pile1. Prices nf calchcs of lobslcr, liaise b-.iildinp, health family a nciph- l-r.-hofid hymn snip, the s'.alc of ll-c ar.d o s p c c i a 1 1 y at length. si'iMM.iiat car r d-ily did loc.il pco- p'e. within ;i radius of some i.'i nrlcs. rely on John's, bul the slore V.T..S a siiurcc of sup- plies fo" hiimmc-r pronle, the co'.tapcrs and campers. Bul. Mr. Unmans, row 150, a vidowc' for years, has j pivcn up Ihe slovo. liis children !'f.vr johs else- where and live outside the community. harder lo make a RO nf il now. You can't compete willi hip chain si ores for most things. At any rale they buy from wholesalers. They can soil six cans of m'lk fo- Si and you would lose money if you did." And so Irr sale. The road past .Inhn's was with pixiple and cars. The aucli- onccr has sel up shop oulsido Iho store and rallied off the bids in a sonn chain. The sun phslr.H'd on Ihe harbor flats and on I In1 chan- nel left by Ihe rrmlinn lido. I'eoplc came and won! and llioiH1 on- Ihe (rhitfos of llw crowd helped direct traffic. A'NCIKNT CAVKHN r.ermuda's Sound is believed to have beou an an- cionl llic hmeMono roof of which collapsed millenniums apo forming llir alnm.st Innd- locttcd of wilier. American takeover hi Canada goes industry ownership By WILLIAM DOHUEKS Vork Times Service CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince EcYrard Island Americans in search of peace and quiet have suddenly begun buying up land on this tranquil little island, and alarmed islanders have de- cided lo resist. Already, 12 per cent of (he island's graceful, rust colored coastline is owned by people who do not live here, most of them Americans who have worked their way up the New England coast and discovered Prince Edward Island, 500 miles northeast of Boslon, where Ihe land is cheap, Ihe water warm and the pace re- laxed. To control Ihe buying boom the rate of which has more than doubled since the provincial government ruled in May that any proposed sale of nore than JO acres or 330 feet of shoreline lo a nonresident must be approved by the cabi- net. "This island is rural in 'char- acter and spirit, and we are determined lo keep it that explained Premier Alexander Campbell, who imposed the new regulation. "Land is our primary, indeed our only re- source." The action by Prince Edward Island reflects a concern that is spreading all across Canada, as Americans take title to niore and more of this coun- try's shoreline, its mountain re- sorts, it forests and its farm- land. American conlrol of industry In Canada is also a continuing story, but as one Montreal resi- puts it. "lhat's a differ- ent, rather academic problem; the ownership of land, on the oilier hand, is much more basic." Alberta is considering a bill that would restrict non resi- dent ownership of recreational land, and Ontario is just get- ting over a summer of grumb- ling about Ihe sale of cabins lo vacationers who flood in Irorn Minnesota and Wisconsin. In Saskatchewan, a legislative committee is studying ways to stop the big U.S. food compan- ies from buying farmland. "There certainly will be some legislation here soon I said John n. Messer, Saskatchewan's minister of 'agriculture. "It's the American corporate farm that we are wor- ried about and the threat it poses lo our way ol Life. Voic- ing a common concern, Messer said the corporate farms tended to be impersonal and autono- mous, changing the small life that now typifies the prov- ince. "After the small family far- mer is bought out by the big company, what does he Messer asked. "He goes lo the city, where there is nothing for him. and where there arc grow- ing social problems that we aren't prepared for. ''Also. Ihe b i g America, farms i m p o r I and maintain their own machinery, so there's nolhmg tor our local people lo do. ar.d when the season's over. I'veryljoc'-y simply disappears and there's no life lefl." CONCERNS Such concerns arc being voic- ed in all 10 of Canada's prov- inces. Rul the mo.sl severe leg- islation passed so far has been in Prince Erlv.ard Island, which is Ibc smallest province, Just a Ml larger lhan Dela- ware. The new regulations have had some effect, bul il is difficult Lo delermine exaclly what a pros- pective buyer is planning, or to keep him from changing his plan aller Ihe sale. And so (he land boom hers continues, with "for sale'' signs dotting the islanc'., and real es- tate agenls passing out lists of available plots shorefront land at S980 an acre, or "char- ming old farm, suitable for motel or trailer park." Prince Edward Island is a patchwork of rolling farms. And although their contours are a pleasant against Ihe. clear, chan E. :mber sky. (he Islandci-s arc statistic- ally Ihe poorest in Canada. So it is hanl for even the govern- ment lo keep them from selling lo rich Americans. The law makes no distinction between residents of the U.S. and Canadians from other pro- vinces, bul most of Ihe lane1' is being bougbl by Ameri- cans, ollen because they have more money lo spend. HKill 1'lllCE a'be agricultural value of s potato farm here is perhaps S150 an acre. Bul if (he farm has a view of the water, a vacation- er from New York or Toronlo pay several limes that price. "I worked my farm most o[ my life, bul I jusl couldn'l turn down Ihe price I was offered, by a fellow from Massachu- setts." said an old Islander v.ho recently sold a stunning plot not far from the spot where .lacques Carlier. (he French ex- plorer, first landed -500 vcars ago THE BUYS AT NATIONAL DEPARTMENT STORES ARE PANTS PANTS PANTS Brushed denims, cords. Fa mastic style ond size range to.pick from. Reg. to 7.99 COMPLIMENT YOUR WARDROBE WITH MEN'S Long sleeves. Pernia Press, Canadian made............... 3 FOR MEN'S PULLOVER Turllencck 100% acrylic. Reg. value to 8.95........................... FANTASTIC PRICES ON WORK CLOTHES, MEN'S Hcod attached. Quilt lined........ No hood Waist length Quilted...... EXTRA FANTASTIC SPECIAL MEN'S PLAID PILE LINED Breast pockets. MEN'S SNOWMOBILE AND NYLON APRES SKI Booth lined warm for cold winlrjr wear....................... VALUE PLUS RACK LADIES' TEENS' YOUR CHOICE Pick from various styles and materials. Values to 19.95................... LADIES' BABYDOIL Smart lace see.through Reg. to 2.95......... LADIES' TEENS' Your choice in wools, knits and nylons. Reg. to 9-88.......... IADIES' TEENS' PARKA Fur I rim hood tonlrasl Iri on cuffs ond bottom 100% cire nylon-belled, foly fill for extra warmth BOYS' YOUTHS' 100S acrylic. Reg. value Hemmed. Reg, lo 1.19 pr......Pcrir RECLAIMED MEN'S WHITE DRILL Ideal for cook and waiters uniforms. OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY TILL 9 P.M. FASHION "FRANCA" MADE IN ITALY Pull.on; Black only. Krinklo Palcnl. Rcfl. 21.95. ;