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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Job axe falls at GM plants DETROIT (AP) General Motors said Thursday it will suspend production at nine of its 22 United States auto assembly plants for from one to two weeks in December, laying off about workers. The announcement came shortly after reports of white collar layoffs by Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Corp. Ford said Thursday that about of its white collar workers in the U.S. will be laid off indefinitely, beginning Dec. 1. Meanwhile, Detroit radio station WJR, quoting an un- identified spokesman for Chrysler, said that white collar workers at Chrysler will be laid off for six weeks beginning next Wednesday, when five of the company's six car assembly plants shut down. A Chrysler spokesman would neither confirm nor deny the number involved NEXT WEEK HOTEL Lounge ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY "JOE Lawlor" Tavern: TOM and KURT SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES Theatre "THE GREAT GADSBY" starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. In color. Friday, Saturday, November 22, 23. One show only at p.m. ADULT SATUR- DAY MATINEE "JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL" in color. Satur- day, November 23 show at p.m. FAMILY PINCHER Theatre Walt Disney's "OLD YELLER" starring Dorothy McGuire and Fess Parker. In color. Friday, Saturday, Nov- ember 22, 23. Friday shows at and p.m. FAMILY Theatre DOUBLE GREATEST ATH- LETE" and "THE SNOWBALL Friday, Saturday, November 22, 23. Friday shows at and p.m. FAMILY SATURDAY MATINEE "SNOWBALL EXPRESS" (only) Saturday, November 23 show at p.m. 50e a seat. FAMILY SATURDAY DISCOUNT BOMBSHELLS Will-O-Paks 4 flavours 7.5 oz. box Reg. 850 Bath Towels Approx. 24 x 44 Assorted colors Speciil Price 2 99 Rugs and Floor Mats 199 Square and Oval Values to 3.99 Sale Price Plush Animal Dog Soft and lovable Ideal for Christmas Gift Reg. 2.39 SilePrico 1 49 Hems On Sale From 8 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Saturday, while quantities last KRESGE'S although he said "there will be white collar layoffs." A Ford spokesman said the firm has not conducted a sur- vey within the company to de- termine exactly how many white collar workers are be- ing furloughed, but he es- timated was "in the ballpark." The spokesman said the workers, including office employees, engineers and designers at Ford facilities across the U.S. received their notices Nov. 15. Ford already has reduced its salaries workforce during the last year by to a current WJR said some of the laid off white collar workers at Chrysler will be indefinitely furloughed when the assembly plants resume limited oper- ations Jan. 6. The number of workers in this group was not given. Chrysler, with a current white collar force of has deleted white collar employees from its payrolls during the last 12 months through attrition and layoffs. Fraser said Tuesday that Chrysler executives had told him they planned to "cut the bone" in the white collar area in a continued response to slack car demand and falling profits. The company reported third quarter 1974 losses of million. prize unclaimed MONTREAL (CP) The holder of Olympic Lottery Canada ticket number 4131675 has not claimed the prize announced during Mon- day's draw, said a spokesman for the lottery Thursday. "The ticket was issued in Montreal but could be down in the United States or anywhere by the spokesman said. Prize money not claimed within one year will be used for prizes in future draws, he said. Friday, November 22, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 Whelan takes part blame for 'minor catastrophe' OTTAWA (CP) Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan accepted some of the responsibility Thursday for the "minor catastrophe" that beset the national egg marketing system over the last year. Mr. Whelan admitted to the Commons special inquiry into egg marketing that he was warned a year ago that egg production was getting out of control but did nothing about it except instruct officials to try and find a solution. Under tough questioning from committee members for CALENDAR OF THE ARTS Co-ordinated by the Allied Arts Council. Con- tact Bowman Arts Centre, Weekdays 10 a.m -5 p.m. Telephone 327-2813. CURRENT EVENTS: Nov. 22 Play "Leaving U of L Drama Studio, p.m. Nov. 22-23 Workshop, LCC, phone 327-2141. Nov. 28, 30 Play, "Zoo Public Library, 8 p.m. Dec. 1 Opening, exhibition and sale, Oldman River Potters Guild, Bowman Arts Centre Gallery, p.m. Dec. 1 Readers Theatre, "A Christmas Public Library, 8 p.m. Dec. 2 Concert, Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra, Yates Centre, 8 p.m. Dec. 2 Plays, "Frankie and "Where the Cross is U of L Drama Studio, 12 noon and p.m. MING EVENTS: >ec. 4 Concert, U of L Choir, Yates Centre. 5 Plays "Calm Down U of L Drama Studio, 12 noon and p.m. Dec. 6 Readers Theatre" A Christmas Public Library, 3 p.m. Dec. 8 Concert "The Singing Tree" Anne Campbell Singers, Yates Centre, p.m. and p.m. CONTINUING EVENTS: To Nov. 29 Exhibition, Bohumar Fiala, Toyo Kawamura, U of L Gallery. To Nov. 30 Lethbridge Musical Theatre "Zorba'1, Yates Centre, p.m. To Dec. 20 Exhibition, "Recent Works, B. J. Public Library. Americans skip meals to help feed hungry WASHINGTON (AP) Thousands of Americans voluntarily went hungry Thursday in a daylong fast to raise money to feed the world's hungry. Some people said they will make skipping meals a regular practice. Crop failures, bad weather, rising prices and population in- creases have created a world food shortage that threatens more than half a billion people in more than 30 countries with death from starvation. Thursday's fast, sponsored by Oxfam-America, was one of several programs organized in response to calls for people in affluent countries to eat less in order to prevent widespread famine. It drew its greatest support on college campuses, although seeral church groups also have urged their members to have one meatless meal a week or fast completely on a specified day. Oxfam, a Boston-based group that is the U.S. branch of the Oxford Famine Relief Committee in Britain, asked people to contribute the money they normally would spend on food to a fund for the hungry. No action considered against policewoman EDMONTON (CP) Don Boyer, city police commission chairman, said Thursday dis- ciplinary action against a THIS WEEKEND At the LEGION Vimy MUSIC" GREY CUP SPECIAL Sunday, Nov. 24th, 12 noon p.m. MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS ONLY When you mix it, you don't lose it. Lamb's full distinctive flavour comes smoothly through your mixer. In fact, Lamb's unique quality has made it known round the world for more than 100 years. Lamb's.Therum of the world. IAMB policewoman was not being considered in the escape Nov. 7 of an attempted murder and rape suspect. Mr. Boyer, in an interview after reading a report on the escape prepared by Acting Police Chief Jack Moore, said there would not be any dis- ciplinary hearing. Investigation establish- ed there was a com- munications break-down within the courthouse whereupon RCMP officers were not aware that they might be required, Mr. Boyer said. The policewoman was not, on duty and came forward to volunteer services when RCMP couldn't be found, he said. MADE AN ERROR She made one error in not handcuffing the suspect. Mr. Boyer added the policewoman decided to es- cort the prisoner to cells herself only after repeated ef- forts had been made to summon and locate an RCMP officer. The man, being escorted from the law courts building to city police jail cells after a bail application ordered him returned to custody, pushed the officer down, and made his way to his car where, earlier, he had hidden a rifle. The man was captured Nov. 9 on a farm outside Odessa. Sask.. about 40 miles southeast of Regina, following an 11-hour police seige. Edward Millard. 26, was arrested Sept. 25 following the rape and stabbing of an Ed- monton woman on a city golf course. He was to have appeared in provincial court today for preliminary hearing. Heat kills SAO PAULO (AFP) Fifty two children have died in hospital here since the beginn- ing of the month suffering from dehydration in a heat wave. Show Times PARAMOUNT THEATRE Shofl Subjects 7-00 9 10 LONGEST YARD 7 10 920 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 10 RESTRICTED ADULT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Shcul Subjects 7 15 9 ?0 LORDS OF FLATBUSH 7 50 9 55 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 ?D ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN COLLEGE CINEMA Short Sublets 7-00 9 00 WILD 3D LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 DO f AWIHY ENTERTAINMENT (SATURDAY) Short Subjects 1 30 3 30 5 ?0 7 30 930 CRY OF WILD 2 00 00 6 00 S 00 1000 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 930 more than two hours, Mr, Whelan said he was aware of Ihe gravity of the national egg surplus but did not have the time to take personal action to head it off. He said he receiv- ed a memorandum in December, 1973, warning that all attempts to restrain egg production had failed and that the outlook for 1974 was for big surpluses. Mr. Whelan told committee members it was "not humanly possible" for him to read thor- oughly every report crossing his desk and that he does not have the budget to hire enough staff to review and distiii ail the documents he receives. Allan Lawrence (PC- Northumberland Dur- ham) reminded Mr. Whe- lan that he had blamed egg processors, provincial marketing boards and the LION MAULS CHILD FORT LAUDERDALE. Fla. (AP) A lion pulled a kindergarten girl into its cage and severely mauled her Tuesday as the class watched. The girl was rescued when an attendant shot the cat to death. Andrea Hendrix, 6, of Fort Lauderdale was reported in serious condition in hospital with multiple cuts of the head, chest and arms. Canadian Etfg Marketing Agency