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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta y, Oclober THt LETHBRIDGK HERAID March of the empty pots SANTIAGO (AP) Mer- cedes Hegon, a 38-year-old di- vorcee, left licr paper company job yesterday, boutglit a plastic Chilean [lag, and walked across town to what slic claimed was the largest demonstration against President Salvador Al- Icndo since he took oftice two years ago. Mrs. Rcgon was one of the participants in December, 1971, in the "march of Slie empty the first large-scale pro- mainly by housewives beating on empty Chile's leftist coalition govern- ment. "There never was a scarcity of fowl as the woman complained. "I couldn't even find two quarts of olive oil last week." While she spoke, hundreds of thousands of Chileans jammed O'Higguis Avenue for more than 12 blocks, holding torches, candles, flags, banners and ef- figies of Allencle. Speakers ac- cused the president of wanting to impose a "wartime econ- a veiled reference to ra- tioning. Hundreds of youths shouted anti-Allende slogans, many o( them on the salty or obsceno side. Trade union workers shouted "Weslingliouse sales climb 'Most also agree that the agr- irian reform started by Presi- dent Eduardo Frci was neces- sary. But we can't agree the way this is being done by Al- ,ende." Mrs. Kcgon's main complaint is her diminishing purchasing power. The highest inflation rate in the work'. -99.2 per cent in nine reduced her monthly paychoque from the equivalent of at the start of the year to the equiva- lent of today. She has a television set she bought six years ago for escudos; now they are being sold for she says. The official exchange rate is 46 es- cudos to the U.S. dollar. PITTSBURGH Wcst- inghouse Electric Corp. re- ported Wednesday record sales and earnings for the third (juar- r ended Sept. 30. Profits rose 11.8 per cent to or 55 cents a share (he previous year's or 53 cents a share on a mailer number of shares. Sales climbed 7.3 per cent to from the previous ear's For the ninth-month period, refits were up 1G.U per cent to or 51.63 a share, against or a share In 1871. Sales were up 9.6 per cent from last year's Mexico may need wheat ALLENDE similar insults at "American Imperialists" at another rally in front of the presidential pal- ace, but it drew a crowd of only about despite the prescence of AUende. At that rally, Allendc signed a decree which put copper ex- ports and production entirely in government hands. "Everyone in Chile agrees that the copper should belong to us and not to the American said Sirs. Regon, Gas in space WASHINGTON