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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 20, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 28 THE tcTHBRIDGE HERAID Friday, Novombor 20, 1970 Plan for student work under study JOHN MIKA lleruUt's Ottawa liurrau OTTAWA The federal gov- ernment may put students to work planting trees and clear- ing saliv.oil streams on a mas- sive scale next summer. This is under active consider- ation by cabinet now, several sources indicated today. The program envisages op to students replanting logged areas across the country, but concentrated in B.C., Quebec and the Maritimes where unem- ployment now is highest. But some would be done en the prairies too. In addition, perhaps another could bo put to work clearing and improving spawn- ing stream s. recreational beaches and park trails. If undertaken, these make- work programs would be added to a repetition of last summer's successful experiment v; i t h crash programs to provide more civil service jobs and militia training for students tillable to find vacation work. One estimate is that it would only cost trillion to employ students a day each planting trees from June through August. This offers a better cost-bene- fit ratio than the S8 million jt took to provide six weeks of mil- itia training for last sum- mer. "And it would be much more Steelworkers takes wraps off demands PITTSBURGH (AP) United Steelworkers President I. W. Abel has taken the wraps off major contract demands and left little doubt his 1.2 mil- lion-member union will strike if accessary to back them up. Although a "substantial wage Increase" will be a major issue in the bargaining, Abel said, priority goes to a cost-of-llving escalator clause in the new con- tract. "We waived this in 1959, and as a result the membership has suffered ever he said. Abel spoke yesterday at a news conference where a 14- page list of union demands was unveiled. Cost-of-living wage escalators usually provide for automatic wage increases if government surveys indicate price in- creases, Other demands disclosed by Abel include cutting the five- day, eight-hour work week to four days and improved pen- sion-health benefits. The average steelworker's earnings, including overtime and other extra compensation, the labor department says, is an hour. With the imple- mentation of the third and last phase of the Steelworkers' three-year contract with the in- dustry, the average worker now earns a basic an hour. The scale ranges from a mini- mum of to a maximum of an hour. productive by actually increas- ing the resource inventory of the one source pointed out. Ottawa is struggling with the problem now as part of its gen- eral planning to bring down the unemployment rate a slow process at the best of limes. It doesn't want those efforts to be dislocated by extreme job competition from the rapidly increasing student population next s u m m c r. There were students seeking jobs in 1970. At the moment, the 19-24 age bracket shows the highest un- employment rate in the coun- try at 9 per cent. The vacation period poured students seeking work into the labor market in 1968, in '1969 and a crisis level of about last summer. Next summer is expected to see more than students on the job market, adding tre- mendous pressure to the weak- est employment area. Current statistics show that the unemployment rate is high- est in the lS-2-i age bracket at a 9 per cent national average. But some estimate the unem- ployment rate will approach 40 per cent for those between W and 24 by spring. Longer range policies are being considered to alleviate the problem for young persons who have left school and the short range programs are in- tended to keep jobless students j from complicating the recov- i ery especially since summer i jobs in many cases will decide i whether they return to school or jcin the permanent labor force. Last summer's crash pro- grams were undertaken in mid- j June after it became apparent that tie student job problem had become critical because of the economic slowdown. The government pumped al- most S28 million into various programs, such as militia train- ing, youth leadership, bilingual courses and extra civil service relief work to create a total of summer jobs. This year it will have to do much more and the added for- estation and stream clear ing programs could boost the total to the summer jobs if they are approved. But considerable dexterity in management and luck will be [needed to overcome a major obstacle the shortage of tree nursery stock for a sudden and massive planting program of millions of trees. Some seedlings could be pur- chased from the U.S. but a sub- stantial proportion of the stu- dents sent out Ino the woods could be employed in prepara- tory ground clearing programs for a second round of tree planting in the following sum- mer. Pearl gets invited. to a lot of weddings Porphyry Peat! itiat is. A light, babWy wine that's helped toast a host of brides lately. Why? Because Porphyry Pearl's cleat peatly colour, zesty bubbles, arid noi-lao-svi'cet, not-too-dr} taste... all add up to a delicious and eye-appealing ireat. And, maybe it's because, served s! Ha right temperate F.) Porphyry Peail is amazingly like champagne. Imported from the vineyards of Australia, tliis is line ligiit wine you cars serve pride and confidence, For an occasion such as toasting lire fcride. Or simply a private toast at liome. Because Porphyry Pearl is pure wins... made from grapes. Porphyry Pearl creates its tmri buuuies aii by itseir. Porphyry in a champagne glass! Brown sparks house uproar LONDON (AP) Former foreign secretary George Brown, a newly named peer, created an uproar in the House Lords with a fiery defence of Britain's post-war economic progress. Lord Hailsham, 8 Conserva- tive peer, made a speech yesterday unfavorably c o m paring Britain's record with "that of our defeated enemies and recent allies." Ignoring a chamber rule against interrupting speakers. Lord as he is now known, jumped to his feet amid cries of "I could never he shouted down in the other said his lordship, referring to the House of Commons where he previously served, "and I am not going to be shouted down here." lie then said Britain hat] handicapped itself after UK Sec- ond World War to "help our al- lies and former enemies to get back on their feet." Served cold, it speaks a warm welcome. Bear kills twin cubs after ruckus at DETROIT (AP) A dozen teen-agers tore down a protective fence, shouted, stamped and pounded on the walls of the Detroit Zoo's polar hear maternity den, apparently frightening n female bear so that. sho. kitted her ncw.born hrin 7f.n Director Robert F. Wilson (Inscribed the youths as "either i oulrifjhl ignorant or just vi- ciou.s." I Wilson tbn irsrkiont oc-' currM Sunday bnl it i.s Mil! ton hi enter UK: I tlen to look for cubs. EATON'S Moke "Happy" Toys For Youngsters Play Oven Really Bakes Completely safe Soxy Homemaker oven that bakes muffins, cakes and fudge from special Suzy mixes. Op- eralcs on one 100 watt bulb. Has high impact plastic exterior, indicator lights, safety lock and plug. 100% shock proof. COMPLETE Tlie Clipper Deluxe Side training wheels make it easy to leorn proper balance styled for the sidewalk set with sturdy sifiel frame. Handlebar barkes and banana seat. 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