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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lctlibridge Herald An editorial LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1974 20 Cents Inflation highest in 23 years Millions need help more than ever Readers of the Lethbridge Herald are among the most fortunate people on earth. Not because they are so well informed but because they live in the best part of the richest province in the luckiest country. Most of them are even better off than a year ago. At the same time, most of the world's people are worse off. Food reserves are dangerously low, and, at best, will not reach everywhere. Between 25 and 75 million people now living will soon be dead of starvation. Their places will quickly be taken by even more millions. The nations of the world tried to cope with the global food problem at a recent meeting in Rome. At best, their efforts will be painfully slow. The Cup of Milk Fund, so generously supported by Herald readers for many years, must be repeated. No one knows how many children are alive today because Herald readers bought and delivered milk for them. No one knows how many might be saved by another massive response from Herald readers. The desperate plight of the Bangladesh children can- not be adequately reported. An attempt will be made in the next few weeks. 4 It is important that a target be set, although there is no limit to the amount needed, the amount that can be carefully used. Last year the target was or cups of milk delivered to Bangladesh children. Herald readers actually gave or enough for cups of milk. But last year the powder for one cup of milk costs three cents. This year it costs four cents. Who should bear the burden of these higher costs? The Bangladesh children or the readers of this new- spaper? Who can best afford the higher cost? The Unitarian Service Committee, which organizes and administers this and many other similar programs in other countries (at a cost of only 10 cents for every dollar contributed) is most grateful for the generous support of Herald readers in previous years, and is reluctant to abuse that generosity. However, whsn Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova, executive director of the USC, was in Lethbridge recently it was suggested to her that Herald readers would be able and anxious to contribute as much milk this year as last, if not more. At the new milk prices it will take to match last year's target of to match last year's actual givings of So, on behalf of our readers we have pledged as a minimum, and we have said is the target. And, of course, targets can be exceeded. As usual, all donations are tax exempt. As usual, The Herald will issue interim receipts for all donations. As usual, the Bank of Montreal will receive and remit the funds without charge. As usual, official receipts will come from the USC office in Ottawa ear- ly in the new. year. As usual, even more than usual, millions will die because help cannot reach them. And, as usual, many children will not die because help from Herald readers will reach them. Send your contributions to Cup of Milk Fund, Lethbridge Herald, P.O. Box 670. Cleo Mowers, Publisher Economy comes to standstill 1 I This Weekend MEET OTTO Into which of the many Ottawa pigeonholes does Otto Lang, sometimes controversial minister of Justice, fit? Meet Mm In a profile In Weeken-J Magazine. Page 8 OBJECTIONS A city mother objects to the large doses of sex and violence on prlmetlme Television and tries to do something about It. Page 33 GROWTH At a time when Christianity Is experiencing declining growth and other setbacks, Islam Is showing a strong capacity to hold tts own. Page8 144 Pages Classified..........26-31 Comics.............. 38 Comment...........4, 5 Family............33-35 Markets..........24, 25 Religion...........8-10 Sports.............21-23 Theatres............. 18 TV................. 16 Weather..............3 LOW TONIGHT 25, HIGH SUN. 45; MOSTLY SUNNY We did what the Pope wanted. Mom1' MILK UP 3 CENTS A QUART The price of milk is going up again. Effective Sunday, local grocery stores and dairies, will increase the price of a quart of milk by an average of three cents and the half gallon jugs will increase by six- cents. A half gallon of homogeniz- ed milk will go from 85 cents to 91 cents, and the quart, from 43 cents to 46 cents. The half gallon of two per cent homogenized milk will jump from 81 cents to 87 cents and the quart from 41 cents to 44 cents. Skim milk, now sold at 37 cents, will be sold at 40 cents after Dec. 1. Chocolate milk will go up one cent from 53 to 54 cents and the same with buttermilk, from 50 to 51 cents. Bob Kemp, manager of the downtown Safeway said milk sUH on the shelf after the store closes today will be sold at the old price after Dec. 1. but the new stock will be sold at the new price. Two cents of the increase is accounted for by the reduction of the federal subsidy which is scheduled to run out by early next year and the other cent is an increase being paid to producers as a result of a for- mula developed for milk prices by the provincial agriculture department. Nearer my Games to thee For city worker Ken Kilmer each passing day brings another trip up the Sportsplex ladder to remind everyone the Canada Winter Games are fast ap- proaching. For Games organizers, each passing day brings them closer to Feb. 11 when athletes, games volunteers, an army of officials and a phalanx of dignitaries will descend on Lethbridge. Indian protest ends peacefully A 30 minute demonstration and take over of the Lethbridge office of the federal department of Indian affairs ended peacefully Fri- day when 12 Southern Alberta natives walked into the street after requesting extension of treaty rights. Spearheaded by Annie Cotton of Cardston. the In- dians walked into the Indian affairs office in the federal building. 7th Street and 4th Avenue S.. shortly before 4 p.m. Friday to support a Calgary demonstration by the Urban Treaty Indian Alliance. During a Herald interview at p.m. with Mrs. Cotton, R. J. Dickson, acting superintendent for the Blood Peigan District, approached her to notify the Indians that the office was being locked up at the usual time of 4 o'clock. He said when the office was locked, jurisdiction for ils care became the responsibili- ty of the Lethbridge city police. After interviews, the In- dians gathered up their belongings at p.m. and troupcd out of the office. Mrs. Cotton said two main complaints by Lethbridge In- dians were presented to the Indian affairs officials. She requested Indian affairs employee Ron Johnson be removed from office and plac- ed with the department of lands and forests because "he does not know how to cope with Indian problems and proper funding for Indian education." OTTAWA (CP) Federal monetary authorities moved cautiously Friday to stimulate the economy but warned again that they are not relaxing ef- forts to contain inflation. The Bank of Canada eased lending restrictions but Gerald Bouey, the bank's governor, said they will take action to substantially offset the change. Coincidentally, the move came within hours of a report from Statistics Canada saying there had been no growth in the economy between April and September. That report also showed that the highest inflation rate in 23 years occurred along with the period of no growth. Mr. Bouey said in an inter- view that the central bank's main concern is to not provoke higher inflation by putting too much money into circulation. "We don't want to create the impression that we really are letting go." The bank announcement was to reduce to seven per cent from eight the amount of secondary reserves which cb' 'ered banks must keep to back up deposits. Primary reserves are cash and secon- dary reserves are short-term loans, most of which can be converted to cash within 90 days. Current cash reserve re- quirements are between 5% and six per cent. The statement from the cen- tral bank said a major factor in the decision was the success of the recent Canada savings bond campaign. The government had net sales of slightly more than billion, a record sales total. Sales were cut off Nov. 15, the earliest an annual savings bond sales campaign has been ended. The reduction in secondary reserve requirements would free about million for chartered banks to make long- term loans. However, Mr. Bouey said, the central bank will use its extra cash to pay off govern- ment securities, thus taking money out of the banking system and in large part offsetting the easier loan policy. Mr. Bouey had noted in a speech earlier this week in Winnipeg that the bank had relaxed slightly its monetary policy, saying the bank recognized influences tending to weaken demand. By making money easier to get, an easier monetary policy tends to stimulate demand by encouraging loans. Mr. Bouey said Friday that bank authorities were not sur- prised by the report showing no growth in gross national product between April and September. Earlier economic indicators had given clear warning. Indicators show business demand remains strong but consumer demand is weakening. The report from Statistics Canada showed that domestic spending was up about one per counting price in- this was offset by poor export sales.The United States, which is in a recession, takes about two- thirds of Canadian exports. City may borrow million over next two years By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer A capital budget projecting borrowings of million in 1975 and million in 1976 for city projects goes to city council Monday. With the budget comes a warning from City Manager Allister Findlay that increas- ed city debt, plus escalating material and wage costs will make it hard to hold future property tax rates to "reasonable levels Only projects of an essential nature should be considered in 1975 since a good portion of the budget is already com- mitted, the city manager says. These commitments include for the Canada Winter Games Sportsplex, and 000 for the 6th Avenue S. bridge. Projects listed The city is also committed in 1975 to a payment of 000 on the property it purchas-" ed from Lethbridge Theatres Ltd. for industrial park expan- sion. Other projects recommend- ed in the budget for 1975 include borrowings of: for the city's share of completing im- provements to the outside of the Sportsplex including ad- ditional lighting, paving, fenc- ing and landscaping, for development by the city of a river valley campground, for fluoridation of the city water supply. for highway design work on 1st Avenue S., 5th Avenue N., and 43rd Street, construction of 5th Avenue N. from 28th to 43rd Streets, of 43rd Street from Highway 4 to the Coutts railway crossing and construction of 28th Street N. from 9th to 26th Avenues N for street up- grading and for sidewalk renewal and for lane paving. Projects tentatively scheduled for 1976 include a number of community service department requests Among these are develop- ment of Churchill Park in North Lethbridge at an es- timated cost oi including a community centre with day care facilities, and adjacent tennis courts: an ex- penditure of to re- juvenate the civic ice centre, and allocation of an annual amount beginning in 1976 of for river valley park development. Initial studies into develop- ment of a equestrian centre and trails in 1976 have also begun. Future needs The capital budget presented to council each year is also a projection of future needs, as well as a scheduling of priorities of these needs. The community services department suggests future development of a major com- munity recreational facility in West Lethbridge at an es- timated million cost. It also notes the need for ac- quiring more land for the city cemetery, saying that there is only an estimated five year supply of cemetery space left. ice arenas at and a downtown park at 000 on part of Marshall auto yard are other future pro- jects. The city hall addition at million also falls under the Seen and heard About town John Ackroyd. Magrath. waving to his wife at a church auction and buying a roast... City businessman Bryan Matthews suggesting a two- pnce system for coffee: 50 cents a cup with sugar. 15 without. "future" category, as does a million five-storey 600- stall parking structure in the phase two downtown redevelopment area. Two major 1976 expen- ditures in the utility depart- ment are for a bus barn relocated to the in- dustrial park, and a smoke and fire training building. It's anticipated, however, that provincial money could be obtained for these projects, the bus barns being financed through the provin- cial urban transportation grant and the fire training building being financed by making it available for fire departments across Southern training. Council won't likely have time to get into a detailed dis- cussion of the capital budget Monday, and Mr. Findlay has recommended that it be set aside for a special meeting. When it is discussed he'll have other figures to show council that indicates the city is rapidly accumulating debt In the city's out- standing debt was 5 million or per capita. In 1974 that rose to million, or per capita. The cost of carrying that debt is also rising Court battle possible over oil flap CALGARY 6 budget on Ottawa's part and "if the provinces want to r ihe oil industry stay there they should do somethinc ;