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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta lETHBHIDO' HfPAlO Friday, Otltihff Opposition loses attack on government policies OTTAWA (CP> An opposi-. lion attack on government ecu-1 nomic policies in the Comrrimis Thursday was dismissed by guv- eminent s p e a k e r s as beiag vague and irresponsible. New Democrat Leader David Lewis debate with a mo- tion calling for econour'i mea- sures that lie admitted were not original, but needed action nonetheless. They included a large-wale winter works program in co-op- eration wilh the provinces; im- mediate reduction in taxes; gov- ernment action to force doun interest rates; large additional funds for housing; funds for pnti-polluttfin measures; mtro-l rinction of a program to redirect trade and free the Canadian ecuiumy from foreign control. The NDP leader then said Prime Minister Tradeau had juggled unemployment figures in a search for excuses for the current seasonally-adjusted job- less rate of ti.5 per cent. When he returned lo the con- tents of his motion, on wliieh under the rules there was no vote, he said he would nnt bother npcaung them in Ms i speech because I hey had been: put forward on many previous occasions. The government countered with a team of cabinet minis- Coal mines weak CALGARY (CP) Coal mines are a "blot on the safety record of industry, I'ne Cana- dian labor Congress conference cm health and safely was told Thursday. Ontario representative Ken Valentine of the United Steel Workers of America said he ment without fear of discipline or a threat of discharge by the employer." The same should apply to un- safe areas of a mine. Mine inspections, the quality of drinking water, procedures for handling explosives and coroner's inquests must, also be was appalled at safotv condi-1 improved, the committee said, he found on a recent tour also asked no mmer be al- of an Alberta coal mine. "When I went into the mine It seemed that I went back 50 years, until I saw the huge new in holes be- machines neatii t dust with no protection for the employees." John Delaney, president of district 18 of the United Mine lowed to work alone in an area. Other of the 200 delegates rec- ommended: The principal safety con- cern be the worker on his first i job where the frequency of ac- eartn. throwing up highcst The federal government pay part of the cost of safety programs Safely programs be pre- ters and two parliamentary sec- retaries. Hugh Faulkner (L-I'oterbor- parliamentary secretary to State Secretary Gerard Pelle- ticr, called Mr. Lewis's motion opportunistic and irresponsible He said Mr. L c w i s hac presented a broad set of attrac- tive proposals. Bui, the iVDF leader had at- tached no cost figure to his "large-scale program1' to pro- mote winter employment. He had called for a reduction of taxes when the government's tax change bill, currently at second reading in the Commons would remove a million people from the tax roles and reduce taxes for people. He had called for lower inter- est rates, bill short-term inter cst rates were currently at their lowest level since the early 1960s. He wanted more money for waste treatment plants. But he did not say how much more than the million the govern- ment has spent on such plants during the last 10 years. Robert Andras, minister ol state for urban affairs, concen- trated or. Mr, Lewis's housing proposal. He said mortgage loans ap- proved under the National Hous- ing Act in the first eight months of 1971 exceeded the volume for any previous full year. There was little doubt, the minister said, that at the end of the year Canada would be shown to have enjoyed record housing accomplishment. And 1972 would be another year of very high production, with the country's house-build- ing industry fully engaged. Workers of America, said milligrams of dust to a cubic centimeter of air is the maxi- mum safe health level for mines. "Our problem is to translate that medical opinion into safety legislation for the suppression of dust." A CLC committee on mine _ r... safety recommended Corkers ment for presentation to the have "unchallenged right to re-1 congress' next biennial convcn- fuse to operate unsafe equip- i tion. sented on community broad- casts as a public service. Firms that don't adhere to health and safety rules be clos- ed until the company standards are improved. Recommendatons from the health and safety conference which ended Thursday are to be formed into a policy state- plans to i CLEARANCE OF USED EQUIPMENT (DOWNSTAIRS) "The Sound Cellar" leister's Music ltd. 1 Only Vox 200 watt. 2-12" speaker! 4l7C Excellent condition 3 1 Only Rebel Bass Amp Head ICO walls, with fun (tlOl and Iremolo 1 Only Arc Amp. 2-12' speakers, wilh reverb and Iremolo 1 Demonstrator Organ Eko Tiger Combo. Reg. 5500. SPECIAL................ A REMINDER W? ore clearing the balance of our Tape Recorder! Sayigi Up To Track Tapes prices on remainder of Turn- anl Spenkert in slock, We Ihs biggest selection cf guaranleed blank and pre-recorder cas- lettes, henl cleaners, etc. leister's Music ltd. 715 Paramount.Theotre Bldg. Phone. UNITED NATIONS (AP) Ralph J. Eirache, globetrotting troubleshooter for the United Nations and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950, is retiring as undersecretary-general, in- formed sources report. The 67-year-old Bunehe, a Negro and the highest ranking American on the UN staff, has been ill for many months with various ailments. Bunehe first Informed Secre- tary-General U Thant of his in- tention to resign in a 1966 letter, but at Thant's urging he de- cided to stay on another five years. Eunche helped negotiate the 19-19 armistice between the new state of Israel and her Arab neighbors and a year later re- ceived the Nobel Prize for his efforts. He also headed UN peacekeeping forces in The Congo, Yenren, Cyprus and the Middle East. Weekend magazine O lo continue TORONTO (CP) The Globe and Mail will carry Weekend Magazine as a supplement when Tire Telegram ceases publica- tion, J, L, Cooper, publisher of The Globe and Mail, said Thurs- day. He said Weekend will replace The Globe Magazine which is to cease publication irt the next few weeks. Weekend Magazine now is a supplement to The Toronto Tele- gram on Saturdays. Mr. Cooper said The Globe Magazine has been declining in advertising revenue "at an ac- celerating rale." NOTICE TO ALL NON-PROFIT GROUPS THAT HAVE BEEN MAKING USE OF THE FREE ROTHMAN'S CALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS PUB1ISHED IN nit !ETMBWDGE HERALD EACH SATURDAY'. ''ARE 1 THIS SERVICE., A COURTESY OF ROTHMAN'S, HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY WITHDRAWN PLEASE WATCH FOR FORTHCOMING ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE RESUMPTION OF THIS WEEKLY FEATURE. iffqntf 'ananu '''ft i. t F9P v x