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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Magazines fight for life By MIKE LAVOIE OTTAWA (CP) State Secretary Hugh Faulkner made it clear Monday that the demise of Saturday Night, Canada's oldest magazine, will have an impact on the fate of Canadian editions of Time Magazine and Reader's Digest. He also declared himself willing to consider appeals for emergency finan- cial aid for Saturday Night even though the government invested in the magazine last year. Mr. Faulkner told reporters that Monday's decision by Saturday Night's publishers to suspend publication because of "impossible" financial problems will have a bearing on whether or not special tax status for Time and Reader's Digest is revoked. Both -Time Canada Ltd. and the Association of Canadian Advertisers brought new pressure on the govern- ment Monday to retain the special tax status. Time took its fight for survival to the public with a full-page statement in this week's Canadian edition warning that it will cease publication in Canada if the tax exemptions are revoked. The advertisers association, went behind closed doors here and told senior officials of the communications, finance and secretary of states depart- ment that an end to the Canadian edi- tions of Time and Reader's Digest would not mean windfall advertising profits for Canadian magazines. Mr. Faulkner said the government is still considering whether or not to revoke a section of the Income Tax Act allowing Canadian advertisers to claim tax exemptions for the cost of advertis- ing in the two magazines. He said he was not looking at Time and Reader's Digest as the "villains" in the failure of Saturday Night, but at their "privileges" in the context of what happened to the magazine. "It would be an over-simplification to assume that elimination of the tax ex- emptions for Time and Reader's Digest would automatically bail out Saturday Mr. Faulkner said. "It had other problems people just weren't reading it." Bdgar Cowan, chairman of Saturday Night's publishing company, Second Century Canada Publications Inc., said Monday the company was seriously short of capital funds and "unable to compete in a market dominated by Canadian editions of American magazines." He said Time Canada Ltd. was among those approached for aid in rais- ing in new financing. Time president Stephen S. LaRue said the company felt the appeal was "inappropriate" because Saturday Night was unable to obtain support from Canadian sources and was losing its readers. Mr. Faulkner said he received an appeal for aid Friday and promised to consider any detailed submission, but he had not received a submission when the shut-down was announced. Ottawa and Ontario each invested about in a Saturday Night refinancing plan last year "allegedly to do exactly what they want to do again this Mr. Faulkner said. He said he hoped to announce an over-all policy, on Canadian publishing "fairly possibly before the end of the year. Association president Thomas Blake- ly of Toronto said the group, which represents 215 national advertisers, told the government that advertisers will switch to television and new- spapers or simply do less advertising if Time and Reader's Digest fold. The Time Magazine statement said removal of the special tax status would mean an end to the Canadian edition of Time and the loss of millions of dollars in salaries to Time Canada workers, tax revenues, payments to printers and other suppliers as well as commissions to advertising agencies. Ford's economy program may recommend surtax WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford was described Monday as viewing his forthcoming economic program as a package to be adopted in full if inflation in the United States is to be con- quered by 1976. Press secretary Ron Nessen said Ford will seek across-the- board acceptance of more than a dozen economic proposals he will unveil in a televised appearance at a joint session of Congress at EVER-UTE ELECTRIC LTD. APPOINTMENT Ever-Lite Electric Limited .is pleased to announce the appoint- ment ol Mr. Graham W. Collins, as Sales Representative (or the Southern Alberta area. Exclusive distributor for Ever-Lite INCADESCENT FLUORESCENT LAMPS. Fire protection equipment idustnal and Manu- facturing. Lethbndge Office is located al 426 13th Street North. To lower your maintenance costs, call 327-3365 All lighting guaranteed. 24 hour answering service. 4 p.m. EOT today. Nessen said the president does not look upon his policy recommendations already decided "a shopping list for the Congress and the American people to pick and choose what might be easiest to carry out." The press secretary would not discuss whether Ford would recommend a five-per- cent surtax on corporations and upper income individuals. However, administration sources acknowledged the sur- tax had been discussed as Ford made key decisions. MIXED REACTION A possible surtax won pledges of support and ex- pressions of disapproval from some influential senators. Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott said he would sup- port a five-per-cent tax sur- charge if Ford recommended it. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said he also would back the idea if it applied to incomes of or more Senator Edward Kennedy (Dem. Mass.) was critical, however, saying a surtax would be "fundamentally un- fair to millions of ordinary taxpayers because it hits hardest at those who already pay more than their fair share of taxes." Nessen said special.pre- cautions will be taken in an ef- fort to keep Ford's proposals secret until the moment he ap- pears before Congress. Nessen said Ford's text would be kept "as closely held as possible until the (stock) market at 4 p.m. More support needed for expanding arts By JAMES NELSON OTTAWA finan- cial needs of the arts are growing at a pace no govern- ment can follow, and it is necessary to keep arts subsidy plans flexible, the Canada Council says in its 1973-74 an- nual report The report, to be tabled in the Commons today, says the PROCLAMATION UTKMM. OKI WEEK WHEREAS, the Navy League, the Army Cadet League and the Air Cadet League are devoted to volunteer service to the Community ana to the Nation, and WHEREAS, the members of the Provincial Committees or the local sponsoring committees have given unselfishly and wholeheartedly, to the very broad field of responsibiHty in rela- to the week-by-week training of Cadets; and WHEREAS, these same civilian volunteers are promoting an effective national program of citizenship training for our youth; NOW, THEREFORE, I, A. C. ANDERSON, Mayor of the City of Lethbridge, do hereby pro- claim the week of 6th-12m October as "NA- TIONAL WEEK" and do hereby call upon an citizens of the City of Lethbridge to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies. MAYOR A. C. ANDERSON council disbursed million in the fiscal year which ended last March 31 to persons and organizations engaged in the arts, social sciences and humanities. But the needs of the arts are expanding with explosive speed, the report says, and by the early 1980s, four times as much subsidy will be required by the arts alone, "an increase that governments at all levels will find difficult to meet" Earlier this fiscal year, the council convened a meeting of business leaders to work out plans for promoting more cor- porate financing for the arts. Corporate support fell in 1971 to seven per cent of the total performing arts bill, from 16 per cent 10 years earlier. The council said, however, it is confident there will be a strong upturn in business sup- port for the arts. The objec- tive is to raise it to 135 million a year by 1980. With federal, provincial, municipal and other agencies supporting the arts, there is a danger, council said, that arts subsidies will become fix- ed by bureaucratic formulas. "The council's own ex- perience leads as to believe that the real danger is that arts backers tend to be too modi alike in their policies. "Certainly there should be consultations between the various subsidizers and a sort of unstructured coordination of their efforts, but it is more important for each of them to be open and flexible." Tuttday, October 8, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 New trial hinted in abortion case OTTAWA (CP) There were some indications Mon- day that the Supreme Court of Canada might order a new trial for Dr. Henry Morgen- taler on a charge of perform- ing an illegal 'abortion. The nine justices reserved their decision after listening to final arguments by Crown lawyer Louis-Guy Robichaud urging that a guilty verdict imposed on the Montreal doc- tor by the Quebec Court of Appeal be allowed to stand. Members of the court ex- pressed some doubts about an appeal court substituting its verdict for that of a jury, as had the Quebec Court of Ap- peal. Mr. Robichaud was ques- tioned sharply when he argued that Dr. Morgentaler made no effort to come within the 1969 abortion laws when he per- formed the abortion in August, 1973. The Crown lawyer said the doctor made no attempt to have the girl brought before therapeutic abortion com- mittees established in Montreal hospitals as called for in the law. Instead, after only a few minutes with the girl, he agreed to perform the operation, Mr. Robichaud said Air company won't be nationalized OTTAWA (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau dampen- ed speculation Monday that Ottawa might take over United Aircraft operations at Longueuil, Que. He told the Commons that MPs should not expect the government to nationalize the company on the basis of a statement he made last week. -He said Thursday he would con- sider a takeover. United Aircraft workers have been on strike at the Longueuil plant for nine months. Representatives met Monday with Ed Broadbent, New Democratic Party parliamentary leader. Held at gunpoint One of five prisoners who escaped a downtown Rio de Janeiro jail is held at gunpoint by a police- man following a Shootout in Brazil. One prisoner and two bystanders were killed during the attempted escape. BOB TARLECK BELIEVES IN: Exercising fiscal responsibility by establishing strict budgetary priorities. Insuring that tax dollars are spent in the best interests of the citizens of Lethbridge. For Alderman elect BOB TARLECK X CONCERNED FOR THE 70's Committee to elect Bob Tarteck Send for our beautiful new vacation kit. Travel P O Box 2500, Edmonton, Alberta A GREAT WAY TO SAVE The Payroll Savings Plan is a great way to save systematically. Week by week, planned saving helps build the sound financial base so essential to the realization of personal dreams and ambitions. Last year, recognizing this, over Canadians bought Canada Savings Bonds through the Payroll Savings Plan. Here's why: Easy to Buy. Good to Keep. 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