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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Wedneldoy, Novtmb.r 74, 1971 LEIHBRIDGEHERMO It Four arms countries where STOCKHOLM (AP) Four United States, the Soviet Union, Britain and supplied more than 90 per cent of the major arms to the third world coun- tries "where all wars have been Earnings increase CALGARY (CP) Home Oil Co. Ltd. reports net earn- ings of or 52 cents a share for the nine months end- ed Sept. 30 compared with or 25 cents a share in the corresponding period last year. Net flow of funds from op- erations was against the previous year. Gross revenue for the first nine months amounted to an increase of 14 per cent over the prev- ious year. Crude oil and pro- duction of natural gas liquids increased to barrels per day from barrels in 1370. fought in the last 25 the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported today. "The United Stales is the largest supplier of military equipment in the world, ac- counting for nearly half the world's total trade in said the 910-pogc report. "Since 1950, well over a third of the total major weapons acquired by third world countries has come directly from the United States." The institute said the export of major naval vessels, armored vehicles and missilcs-to the 91 third world countries escalated seven- fold between 1950 and 1970. It said by 1970 this arms trade amounted to more than bil- lion a year. The Soviets entered (he arms trade late, the study reported. By the end of the 1950s, six countries had entered into arms deals with Moscow. By the end of the 1960s they were 20 more. Today the Soviet Union is the world's second largest arm supplier. In tlm last 20 years, (lie So- viet Union has suppiekl various developing countries, both so- cialist and with a little over 200 iihinil 400 MiC-17s, nearly 200 Mil MILS and about 1100 the in- stitute said. Britain and France account for more than 20 per cent of these arm? deliveries: in !9iB, million worth from Britain million worth from the of major weapons i ,ia lo developing coun- i :.u; been small, only 2.2 11 of the total. But MiKill iirms and train- gone "to a number of countries and movements in Af- the institute re- Rent WASHINGTON (AP) Til- price commission lias turned over lo state and local eor.tro! boards the of regulating rent increases on private, rcnt- controlled properly during Phase Two of Prcrklcnt Nixon's economic program. The commission said here it will allow rent boosts for pri- vate units ur.dcr slate or local control. Public housing, 'decon- trolled rental units or publicly subsidized housing subject to rent formulas will remain mi- c> supervision, t'rdsion by the price bn probably was ils i tl-.-j field of rents. Prcsi- -.'i'-on announced here es- of o rent advisory in Ilic case of rcnt- private property, all frozen. riilir.3 will result in rent in January for most tenants of New York million rent-controlled A. 100% NYLON WATERPROOF MITTS With genuine leather Full pile lining. Black, Nav> Teol in sizes M.t. for rhildrpr men and women. PAIR B. LADIES' AND MEN'S MITTS nylon waterproof vinyl palm. Zippered cuffs and pile lining. Black, Sizes S.M.I. PAIR D. LADIES' VINYL SKI GLOVES Pile lining with hooks. Black only with 3 colour Convertible int 1 tone pom pom. Va colours. Sizes 6 tc 1y o1 F. CHILDREN'S TOQUES Convertibl Knitted ac of c Sizes 4 to o. Open Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m West party gears By JIM NEAVES EDMONTON (CP) With of its policies decided, the 'ledgling Western Canada party is turning its attention to a membership drive and a leader- ;liip convention, Roy Stephen- son says. Mr. Stephenson, the party's public relations chairman, said in an interview the method for starting the membership drive now is being worked out and, because the "kitty is il may be necessary to launch a simultaneous fund drive. "Up to now we've been con centrating on policy formulation and now we're set to go on membership drive." He said a leadership conven tion is planned for late January in Vancouver and while no spe- cific dates have been set so far "we expect to have at least four candidates." The membership drive will be concentrated in the party's mam area of concern, from Thunder Bay, OnL, to Britisl Columbia, with pamphlets out lining the aims and policies. So far, the party has decline to provide information on its membership numbers. WILL PROVIDE SPEAKERS "We also want to take advan tage of radio and television in ten'iew programs and wil make party speakers availabl for interested groups and organ Mr. Stephenson said. The party has rice-president in each of the four western provinces; they form the execu live with President Douglas Lig ertwood of Winnipeg. Its main policy is to promot a united voice for Western Can ada in Parliament, a voice now fragmented by with differ ing political views tied to parts policies and leaders who ar 'eastern oriented." Conceived about three year ago, the party didn't really ge rolling until nine or 10 months ago and "I think you could con sider it a party of alienation not Mr. Stephenso said. WILL RETAIN MONARCHY As policy, the party says th monarchy should be retained English 'should be the offitia language in Western Canad and discriminatory freight rates and tariffs affecting Western Canada should be removed. A firm booster of increasing the use of the northern Mani- toba port of Churchill, the party also advocates tight control of immigration during periods of high unemployment, strict anti- dumping laws and fixed election dates and terms of office. The party is gearing for the coming federal election in the 74 federal seats in northwestern Ontario, the four western prov- inces and the Yukon and North- west Territories. "We have 25 possible candi- dates already lined up for the next federal Mr. Ste- phenson said, "but with a birth rate like that, we can't be fully prepared." POLICY ON TAXES Mr. Ligcrtwood said in a news release here the party be- lieves that any income below the poverty level stated each year by the Economic Council of Canada should not be taxed. "We would see a single pen- sioner without other income re- ceive plus charitable deduction, plus ?650 old age ben- efit." "These values would then vary each year from the calcu- lations of the economic council so that always our pensioners would be living out of squalor and not dependent on the whims of governments." Mr. Ligertwood criticized in- creases in minimum wage rates because such measures did not increase the living standard or decrease unemployment "Jobs normally handled by in- experienced students during their holidays have disappeared because industry cannot afford to pay these minimum rates for inexperienced help." He said youth should have op- portunities to learn _ through working under training pro- grams. Federal government programs, such as Opportuni- ties for Youth, have "com- pletely destroyed the opportuni- ties for youth." Meets Nov. 29 COALDALE (HNS) The next regular meeting of the Coaldnlc Arts and Crafts club will be hold at p.m. Moo- 1 day, Nov. 29, at the home of Mrs. Henry Reimcr 1810 21st Avc., Coaldalo. Those attending will be mak- ing birds from mellow foam. Mrs. Esther Corey is in charge. Persons wishing to partici- pate arc requested to bring scissors, pinking scissor, need- les and Ihrefld. Fleece-Lined Vinyl Sncwbosts A. Women's Waterproof Snowboot B. Misses' Waterproof Snowboot With zipper. Brown in sizes 10-4. Men's Overshoe Western Snowboots Vinyl, fully lined and in- tulaled. Imitation stirrup, strap, iquare toe. Brown only. Boys' 3-6, O Pair o. Men's After- Ski Boot Grained leather, fleece- lined for warmth. 3-eye tie, comfortable foam crepe sole end heel. Brown or Bicck, sizes 7-12. 10" rubber boot 'with zipper. Nylon lined. Block only, Slzei 7 TO 12. SLIPPERS MAKE A COMFORTABLE GIFT! ladies' Orion Scuff Slipper With cozy pile lining. Light foam iota Washable, Canadian made. Many colours, 6-10. PAIR P.BO Boys' Tiger Grain Slipper In brown vinyl that wipes clean. Soft padded her I. Smart styling at a low price, sizes 1 to 5. Child's Indian Head Siipper In Inn vinyl, with draw- Mr ing. Soft suede solo; Canadian made. Sizes 7 to 10. PAIR Open Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Inutr-ticty and Friday 9 a.m. lo 9 p.m. ;