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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE lETHBRiDCE HERALD ScMurtlciy, October 2, 1971 Long list of plant layoffs swells mounting unemployed ranks r-linrinc- and n.illion during the last III Aside ,Von. these larger lay- 3011 would he affected, laid off by Boylcs Industries luring announced ahwit nniiUOti.s urn because'of Ihe floating off.s scores of smaller firms Mean Aluminium i.ld., an- Uil., manufacturers of diamond rary shutdown of it! Diamond drills and synthetic rubber. Automobiles, ar.d to- bacco. Nickel and I a c r s e sticks. Shoes and newsprint. What dors Ibis wide cros-si'c- tiim of Canadian mdiMry have Thc word is layoffs. The re- sult is reflected in Canada's un- employment figures. A Cross-Canada Survey by The Canadian Press shows lay- permanent, some a wide spec- trum of industries. No industry appears immune because "f sue alone. Some lay- offs involve 1000 workers. Oth- ers only a or so. The rea- sons given are just as diverse. Foreign competition, increasing labor "costs, the U.S. import sur- charge. Latest figures show Canada s unemployment at a seasonally- adjuslcd one that takes into consideration such things as winter slumps and summer student fi.n per cent of (lie labor force, up from O.o per cent a month ear- lier. A major reason was that more voting people than usual remained in the labor market. JOBLESS j Total unemployed stood at 000 at mid-August, clown from Sl-t.liOO a month earlier but up from in August of 1970. Major layoffs made since mid-year, or announced for the near future, will mean loss of Tnorese. suinmu Nov. I. j Canadian dollar, reduced mar- It blamed competition from for-1 ko.t demand for newsprint and eign imports, particularly .lapa-1 increased costs lind'ai'iouT 1200 nose ears. i The Telegram said it is ceas- which is ceasing pub- i Iloinlar plan.-, io stop pro-1 ing publication because it has ducinf newsprint al Trois-Hi-1 been losing money for some C.oneral Motors said ll will vleres in early 11172. affecting time. No dale has been an- ciit I workers from Ontario about Ku ol I.IU" employees. noiinced for Hie final p'.'bhca- plants al Oshawa. Windsor, SI. j The company said it lost almost i tion._______________________ Aside iVom these larger lay- offs, scores of smaller firms have made similar decisions. Across the country, these lay- offs and reductions are sam- ples Canadian InRersoll-IJand of Sherbrooke, (Juc., announced closing of its foundry with W) to 70 layoffs by the end of the year. Union sources said up to Aluminium an- nounced it is reducing primarily aluminum production at its Ca- nadian smelters by about tons a year. The cut will he at Quebec p I a n t s n o t yet an- will mean loss of jobs. In Orillia. Out., 112 of an orig- inal work force of 3110 have been National deiiticare program in the works KKX -rv in- I'ri'ss Surm-o !L''" i. rnvm nnvAi. noswl for (be federal grants are I tooth troubles at an early age Cana-1 nostic and treatment services. However, the grants would be Thc federal g o v e r n m cut; conditional on the province hav- posmg a national uenuii would make grants to provin- j ing legislation in effect for at plan which would cover 111) per rially-adminislercd plans which least three years requiring that 1 the met "conditions similar lo those all drinking water suppb'cs in cent of the population by early The program was drawn up almost two ago but key' features were never made pub- lie. Spokesmen for the associa- tion will place them before Health Minister John Munro today. By the plan envisages a cost of and the total number eligible equal to about 2H per cent of the pro- jected population. Financing would be through general government revenues, participant premiums or both. Actual enrolment under the plan's voluntary provisions is estimated at 4.259.000. by 1980. The plan is al thc province be fluoridated. venlion and screening program Among other conditions pro- to leach dental health and spot posed for the federal grants arc I tooth troubles at an early age. that all children be covered i At the start, all children lo eventually, that benefits be age 3 would be eligible for diag- portable, that most denial scrv- nostic and treatment, service. ices be covered and that the province launch a major pre- on. exress bus run is exvected in November CALGARY iCPt An ex- press bus service, to servo as a prototype for a full rapid transit system, is expected to stai m November and cater to 111.000 passengers a day, it was announced here. cross town basis and elimin-1 Hamilton labelled reports as ale bus transfers, will follow the proposed rapid transit cor- ridors which could be in opera- tion as early as Officials expect the initial j time saving on a cross town j Thc eligible age would rise by one year for each year after the start of the plan until ago 13. An extensive preventive and dental health education pro- ncously, aimed initially at the thrce-and-under age group and gradually rising to cover all children' to the end of high school. For the youngest age group, it would include such things as free fluoride toothpastes and "entirely prcmalurc" that the brushes at parent-child sessions federal government has been committed lo help develop Ihe high-speed system. FOR SALE BY OWNER GOOD SALES OWNER RETIRING GOOD TERMS REASONABLE INTEREST CAFE RENTED OUT 10 Rooms and 1 Suites Phone for appointment WILLIAM THE1SSING 757-3767 or GLEN GIBB 757-3820 "vv. was announced nere. i time saving on a cross town j i-o 1S a .ioint announcement with j trip will be 12 minutes on the TI Icitv commissioners and Cal- present travelling time of about j J'fjJJ linostentuelMh- Syslcm nffirialSi i..; hours. However, if H is de-1 i Al-n-nv c'lirl t'10 vc-C- iU CllM imiRIlMal t.O grants amnesty Mayor Rod Sykes said the ser- veloped lo ils full potential to i vice will be known as the Clue include exclusive bus land and Arrow Bus Express .Syslcm. I metcred traffic lights to spend II will operate initially with I the flow of buses, the time 22 buses and run at six-minute i saved could be 25 per cent on intervals during three hour existing schedules. peak periods in and afternoon. morninR The service is: expected to at- tract transit patronage, Mayor The system, to operate on a Oman in UN UNITED NATIONS Sykcs said, and open the wny for a .successful rapid transit .system. He said the provincial govern- ment has agreed to pay 75 per cent of studies involved in tran- The Security Council voted sit in Calgary, which he esti- unammously in favor of admit- mated could run lo in ting Oman, a sheikhdom on the Arabian Sea. to membership of Ihc United Nations. The Gen- eral Assembly's approval is certain and Om.m will be the member of Hie UN. If is hoped that Ihe federal government will contribute to the studies, he said Karlicr. Mayor Sykcs and Chief Commissioner Geoff MADRID (Renteri Head of Stale Francisco Franco granted today a general amnesty for Spanish politi- cal and ordinary mark (be 35th anniversary of his rise to power in thc 1M6-39 civil war. Thc amnesty reduced thc sen- tences of prisoners on a graded scale and will give immediate freedom to many of them. lo demonstrate sound denial health. Each child's denial j health would be assessed and periodic reminders given par- ents thereafter of the need for j checkups. To even out available dental manpower, special incentives such as income guarantees I would be provided lo encourage dentists to practise in areas which without a dentist or with loo few of them. Thc associalion decided this week to set up a special group to review the plan in the light of proposals for a child care plan put forward in a report lo Mr. Munro lasl February. laid off by Boylcs Industries Ltd., manufacturers of diamond drills and mining equipment. The Univac division of Sperry Rand Canada Ltd. laid off about (W employees, saying an antici- pated increase in business didn't malcrialze. Polymer Corp. at Sarnia, Out., is laying off about M) workers because ol increasing competition, mainly from Japan, in marketing of syn- t! Tc rubber. misco Ltd. plans to close its IV, ceo plant at Delhi, Ont., in or March. About 200 jobs will be most arc of a seasonal nature. International Nickel of Can- ada Ltd. released about 50 from ils central engineering depart- ment in Toronto because of slack nickel demand. Some were professionals earning up to a year. SHOE I'LANT CLOSES Savage Shoes Ltd. said it is consolidate its operation with one at Preston. Some workers will be given other work, but 125 will be without jobs. Cornwall, with one of Ihc highest unemployment rates in Ontario, has been hit by a num- ber of outs, including 22 produc- tion workers laid off by TCF of Canada Ltd., a temporary cul of 100 at Courtaulds of Canada Ltd., and Ihe indefinite layoff of 135 by Domlar Fine Papers Ltd. Chisholm Lacrosse Manufac- turing Co. announced a tempo- shuldown of its Cornwall plant, which employs The owner said mil all would be re- hired when Hie plant reopens. Continental Insurance Co. said it will lay off about 40 em- ployees al ils Winnipeg office wiliiin two months because of. expected loss of automobile u> s u r a n c c to a provinclnlly- baclced scheme. In British Columbia, soft mar- for exports- have hit the forest industries. Union officials say most of the layoffs have been minor and relatively short. Hell Know What to Do! HUGH OLSON PLUMBING HEATING SERVICE Phone 327-7689 Soviel may allcinl A INTRODUCING THE COMPLETE LINE OF 1972 SNOWMOBILES OTTAWA (CPi Soviet Pre- mier Alexei Kosygin is expected It gives freedom to prisoners to attend a Canadian Manufac- YA1AHA "It's A Better Machine" serving jail terms of fewer than six months, reduces by a half those serving between six months and two years and by one-quarter those serving be- tween two years and 12 years. Prisoners serving more than 12 years will have one-sixth of i their sentences cut off. I But the amnesty makes an ex- I eeption of prisoners with com- muted death sentences. This rules out Basque natonalist extremists serving 30-year terms after a military trial in Burgos in December. The amnesty applies to all prisoners whose sentences began between July 21, and Sept. 23 of this year. Economical, light in weight. Sleek and simple styling. Deluxe features in- :lude: a convenient luggage and ac- cessories comportment located for- ward; a disc brake and stoplight for safety; full wrap around bumpers with hand holds for the rear scat rider. The powerful 292cc 2-cyclc engine with a u tot u be oil injection delivers a A thrill to ride a pleasure to own. Electric starter available. A big winner wilh all of the tough Btamina necessary to pull through the roughest terrain. Disc brake brings this machine lo a perfect stop on snow or ice. This 2-cycle, 292cc engine with Yamaha's exclusive Autolube Oil in- jection osures positive lubrication at all speeds. Performance engineered and teamed wilh a special tuned muf- fler, tachometer and speedometer pro- viding unparalleled action quiol- ly! Apply the front brake and the iloplight will illuminate. Expansion chamber kit availab'c. Ihc big and roomy SW, EW-433B has extra stability with an 18-inch track, fomaha's outstanding "quick change gearing" let's you adjust the perform- ance according to the conditions assuring maximum comfort and en- joyment without adding to (he engine load. The transmission includes "neu- for convenient engine tuning and .varmup. Even the steepest slopes arc- no problem for this model's tremen- dous pulling power. An eleclric start- sr for your convenience plus tacho- meter and speedometer is standard DH the EW-433B. The most discriminating enthusiast will appreciate the special tuned muffler, tochomc'er and speedometer and (win carburalors on this high performance win- ner from Yamaha. Delivering 38 horse- oower to a 15-inch track Ihe GP-433 combines what you want speed and quiet! As an all machines, the Yamaha exclusive "Autolube" ends thc messy gas and oil mixing forever. Apply the front brake and the '.topllght will illuminate. Expansion chamber kit available. Tori ies win Hirers Association dinner in To- ronto Oct. 25, an external af- fairs department spokesman said Friday. j Under current plans. Mr. Ko- sygin will go lo a S25-a-platc dinner at the Ontario Science Centre, the spokesman said. However, final arrangements had not been completed for thc Soviet premier's visit to Canada which begins Oct. 17. For her safety and comforf Lenses Only half the weight on her pretty little nose, Shatterproof lor maximum protection. S5.000.00 warranty against eye injury. Protective lenses are Law in some countries advisable everywhere! Available in all prescriptions. Specializing in the fitting of Eyt Doctor's prescriptions Prescription Sunglasses Children's FramBl Magnifiers G Repairs 9 Reasonable Price! Dynamic action and sharp maneuver- ability. Tough 5-port engine for unri- valed power at every speed. As on all for '72, the gas tank on the 5L-338C is completely covered and la- rated in the rear for added safety, [he gas tank tap can be opened and ;losed at a touch, and Autolube elim- inates the mixing mess. The perfect for the discerning rider. Electric start available. flie Ihc sporster of thc set. Powered by a 643cc 5-port Yamaha 2-cycle engine, this machine will Inke you wherever you wont to go and the speed (o get you there first. With Autolube, tachometer and speedometer, twin carburetors and an 18-inch track as standard equipment, this machine will lake you to where the action is with a whisper! Apply the front broke and the stoplight will illuminate. bvelectioii in north Your Assurance that "IT'S A.BETTER MACHINE" onolhcr Yom- a I ic rx elusive found on Ihc EW-433B and SW-433B models. Improves torque al both high and low speeds. NEUTRAL allows warm-up of thc engine with maximum safety. Two, well engineered lie-rnds provide the agility of our steering system Ball-Joint steering is long lasting ond more dependable. You'll a r-- morkablo i n c t c a r in horsepower as nil Yamo- hn Snowmobile have been meiiculously designed with 2 extro ports to deliver complete combustion of fuel. All morbtt tiavo snap cap fuel tank', for quirk onrJ pit slops, d urn hie cpoxy tanks are standard. Yamaha's AUTOLUBE; lubnt mixing gas ana oil. I'rn- longs engine life, fuel spark plugs, time and tempers. tubular -Hrr-l nijniprn run nlnnfj flu- front, back and sides. Tlio with rubber shock absorb- ors. A positivc- ivy-rfuly disc ihe orim they light. rtjr tail light nnrl MACCLKSFIELD, England fReuter) The government i Conservative party has retained Macclesfield constituency by a narrow margin in a byeledtori in which British entry into the European Common Market was one of the issues. Nicholas Winterton, a Com- mon Market supporter, retained the seat in this northwestern England market (own by 1.079 votes, compared with a Con- ervalive margin of over the Labor challenger in the gen- cral election in 1970. Three of Wintcrton's four ri- I vals opposed British entry into the Market. Winferinn. '4 former critic of entry, switched his po- sition after being chosen Con- servative candidate. Standing in (he fi'iO-soal House of Commons now is Conserva- tives :i28, Labor Liberal fi and independents 7. The Common Market not regarded as the top campaign issue here. The campaigners (ended to cnncentrate on unem- ployment and rising prices. Win! f r 1 n n received voles; Mrs. Diana .1 eudn h. Labor, II. Hammond, Liberal, Reginald Sim- mcrson, independent anti-Mar- ket Conservalive, Robert doodall, independent, The vole al. Ihe 1970 general r 1 e c I i o n was (Innsrrvjitivo Labor IR.fiTI; Liberal COMPLETE FINANCING AVAILABLE 21st and 2nd Ave. South UNDER THE WATER TOWER Phone 328-6977 CONTROL I'HOPOSKI) GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) A British scientist has proposed I hit drug abuse be prevcnled by imolanling remote control de- vicos i patients tlul would re- lease dosages only after receiv- ing outside signals from physi- cians. Be a Junior Firefighter Do you know how many serious fire hazards arc often found in thc home? Do you know how to recognize them? If you do, then YOU can become an OFFICIAL JUNIOR FIREFIGHTER! Below is a list of six situations you often find in many homes. Read them, and decide if Ihey are or are no': fire hazards. Then mark Ihc "yes" or "no" box. Instead of using a check mark, use a little flame! Then clip this Coupon, and take it to your nearest Fire Hall. Everyone with a correct entry will receive an official JUNIOR FIREFIGHTERS CARD-signed by the Fire Chief and authorized by the Alberta Fire Commissioner. Here are the six possible fire hazard siluafions. We have done the first one for you, lo show you just exactly how to mark the boxes. CUT OUT MtRE 1. Playing with matches 2. Smoking in bed 3. Having a bath 4. Oily rags by the furnace 5. Doing your homework 6. Eating breakfast FIRE PREVENTION WEEK OCT. 3 lo 9 YES NO EI n n n n in n n n n D D Alberta OFFICE OF THE ALBERTA FIRE COMMISSIONER ;