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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 30-THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD Wcdnttday, October 16.1974 Government is not sure airline violated contracts By PETER LLOYD OTTAWA (CP) Day-long wrangling over United Aircraft of Canada Ltd.'s production plans culminated Tuesday in Industry Minister Alastair Gillespie saying he does not know if the company violated contracts with the government. During a session of the Com- mons economic affairs com- mittee, he attempted ex- plain contracts under which United Aircraft at Longueuil, Que., has been awarded million in government finan- cial aid. But, asked by reporters if the contracts were violated when the strike-plagued com- pany shifted some production of aircraft engines to the United States, Mr. Gillespie replied: "I don't know." "I think the important thing here is to try and stabilize what is a very difficult situa- tion and to ensure that the Canadian government's rights are fully secured in this situation. The third thing which I think is important is to ensure the customers of this company are served." In committee, he said that under the contract the com- pany cannot transfer design rights outside Canada when research and development is funded by the federal govern- ment and the company must use Canadian sources for its protection where economical- ly feasible. Pressed by Ed Broadbent, New Democrat parliamentary leader, to specify how the gov- ernment can ensure that United Aircraft produces Canadian-designed aircraft engines at Longueuil, Mr. Gillespie said: "In my point of view, the contract stands." "The transfer from Longueil to the U.S. took place when the company was not able to meet its obligations to its customers. It did so to protect the work and future of the Canadian company." If the 40 per cent of the Canadian production had not been shifted to U.S. plants, contracts would have been lost. Mr. Gillespie said repatria- tion to the Montreal-area plant already has begun even though the nine-month strike at Longueuil continues and referred to a letter from the company promising repatria- tion and expanded production at the plant. "They can only meet the re- patriation and expansion plans for the plant if the recruit- ment continues or if the labor situation stabilizes." "You mean as soon as they break the interjected Mr. Broadbent. Of the United Auto Worker members who went on strike in January, remain off the job. In addition to the Canadian funding, the U.S. government had contributed million and the company itself claim- ed to have spent up to million. After unsuccessfully trying to get regular Commons business suspended for an emergency debate on the transfer of work to the U.S, Mr. Broadbent told the House that United Aircraft's pledge to return production is worthless because it contains a rider that repatriation would occur as quickly as possible, Due to Delivery Problems The following are not available at our Lethbridge Store this week: CAR STEREO RADIO AND SPEAKERS advertised in our Anniversary Sale Flyer No. 2 October 17 to 19 Rain Checks will be available for the above items Zellers regrets any inconvenience to our customers but without interrupting the filling of orders. that could provide an es- cape clause to justify the com- pany even if no production is returned in the next year, he said. He referred to reports that the company has said it will reduce by 35 per cent its Cana- dian production next year, a statement later described by Mr. Gillespie as "a falsehood as far as I know; an inac- curate speculation." The industry minister stood by this statement when told that a company spokesman said Tuesday evening that production will be only 65 per cent of what was originally planned for next year. Mr. Gillespie told the Com- mons earlier that United Air- craft expects more work at Longueuil next year than'in 1973, "which was its biggest year." Pipeline ownership in question OTTAWA (CP) Public ownership remains a federal government option in con- sidering the extension of a domestic oil pipeline to Montreal, Energy Minister Donald Macdonald said Tuesday. However, the minister told a Commons committee he is not convinced "public ownership is the only way." The minister was com- menting on reports that Interprovincial Pipelines Ltd. might not go ahead with the 520-mile extension to Montreal from Sarnia, Ont., without financial guarantees from the federal government. Mr. MacDonald said the government still believes the extension is needed for "security of supply" and meetings with interprovincial are planned to discuss its concerns. LARGEST ISLAND Greenland, with an area of square miles, is the world's largest island. Ford campaigns in four states KANSAS CITY (AP) After chiding the Democratic- controlled Congress for coolness toward his economic program, President Ford set up campaign stops in four states today in behalf of Republican candidates. After two morning appear- ances here at Republican fund-raising affairs, Ford was bound for Sioux Falls, S.D., Lincoln, Neb., and In- dianapolis before returning to the White House early Thurs- day morning. Ford spoke Tuesday night to the Kansas City convention of Future Farmers of America, where he used stronger-than- usual language to say that if Congress doesn't like his pro- gram to attempt to counter both inflation and economic downturn, "I may be back with some tough turkey." To an audience of about 000 in the Kansas City conven- tion centre, Ford said some people were contending his inflation-fighting blueprint called for biting a marshmallow instead of a bullet. He went on: "Well, I had already asked the Congress to postpone for three months a 5.5-per-cent pay raise for federal govern- ment employees which would have saved million. Congress wouldn't even chew that 'marshmallow.'" Ford said Congress has yet to show "much appetite for some of the other 'marshmallows' in my latest and said: "If they don't like my menu I may be back with some tough turkey." Ford outlined a 12-point pro- gram which he said would help fight inflation if adopted by Americans. The 12 points: 1. "Bring budgeting back in, style. Balance your family budget and expect your government officials to do ex- actly the same." 2. "Learn how to use credit wisely. Postpone unnecessary borrowing. Wait for interest rates to come down, as they will, and pay down as much as you can, pay off as quickly as you can." 3. "Save as much as you watch your money grow." 4. "Conserve energy." 5. Let business and labor avoid raising prices or wages "more than costs or services absolutely require." 6. "Work better, waste less of both time and materials" on the job. 7 "Shop wisely, look for bar- gains. Go for the lower-cost item and brag about the fact you're a bargain hunter." 8. "Eliminate outmoded regulations that keep costs of goods and services high and... enforce regulations that ad- vance efficiency, health and safety." 9. Plant backyard gardens. 10. Assist in recycling pro- grams and the re-use of scrap materials." 11. "Waste less in every way." 12. "Guard your health. One of the worst wastes we have in America is days lost to sick- ness." The president's talk to the youthful farm group was broadcast by major television and radio networks. The TV networks initially decided Ford's talk was not sufficient- ly newsworthy to merit prime-time transmission, but they relented after the White House asked for the time "in the public interest." Gov't expected to start business issues today By MICHAEL LAVOIE i OTTAWA eight- day Commons throne speech debate ends today, clearing the way for a list of govern- ment legislative priorities including measures to promote domestic and inter- national business de- velopment. With a comfortable 141 seats in the 264-seat Com- mons, the Liberal government easily turned back two non- confidence motions during the debate and is expected to sur- vive a final test today. The throne speech debate is a formality and once it ends the House will move on to bills to revitalize the Industrial Development Bank a federal agency which supports small business, and to nearly triple the authorized capital of the Export Development Corp. (EDO, the agency which helps to finance the ex- port of Canadian goods. Both bills have been resur- rected from the last Parlia- ment and are considered top priorities by the government. The two bills are among 26 Commons and 10 Senate bills Bike auction to be Oct. 22 Lethbridge city police will auction off 26 lost and unclaimed bicycles and frames Oct. 22 at the Auction Block, 2nd Avenue North. The bicycles and frames were collected over a period of 45 days and will be sold under the authority of the municipal government act concerning lost and found bicycles. All the money collected goes to the city's general revenue fund. The auction will start at p.m. One police officer said the bicycles are sold from and up. which have been introduced since the new parliamentary session began Sept. 30. Many, including measures to establish a national petroleum corporation, to enact a new competition policy, to expand the Senate by two seats and to overhaul the Canada Pension Plan, are holdovers from the last Parliament. The government has not an- nounced its legislative priorities for the new session beyond the two trade bills. WOULD REPLACE BANK The first bill to be debated would replace the Industrial Development Bank with a new federal business development bank having greater authority to provide counselling and other aid to small businesses. The new bank would lend money to small businesses un- able to obtain financing from conventional sources. Its au- thorized capital would be million annually, compared with million for the IDB. The export aid bill would in- crease the EDC financing ceil- ing to about billion from billion. The corporation arranges, financing and loan insurance for the foreign purchasers of Canadian-made goods. As the throne debate moved into its final stages Tuesday trade critic George Hees Prince Edward- Hastings) suggested that ma- jor incentives are needed to stimulate domestic produc- tion and to increase foreign sales of manufactured goods. Mr. Hees said companies should get cash bonuses from the government for increased production, plus subsidies in the form of 200-per-cent tax writeoffs on expenses in- curred during trade missions. Health Minister Marc Lalonde promised major ef- forts to change attitudes towards women. Mr. Lalonde, minister responsible for legislation and programs affecting women's rights, an- nounced a federal program to finance seminars, conferences and advertising campaigns aimed at ending the stereotyping of women as homemakers. The process of changing attitudes will be slow but the program, to go into effect next year, will give all Canadians a chance to focus on the in- equalities that exist between the sexes, he said. U.S. Russia desire to resolve CUPE to disclose demands trade problems The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will an- nounce its school and hospital demands at a press conference in. Edmonton next week, a Lethbridge-based field representative said Tuesday. Ian Downey said the news conference, set for Oct. 24 and 25, will be in two parts. One will deal with contract demands and the other with CUPE's reaction to the decision of Alberta cer- tified nursing aides on whether or not to join the union. Early bird draw Monday The first of five early bird draws for the 1975 Canada Winter Games Lottery will take place at noon Monday. The draw, on the steps of City Hall, will involve three tickets. The holder of the first ticket will win holder of the se- cond a trip for two to Hawaii and the holder of the third a Toyota car. MOSCOW (AP) United States Treasury Secretary William Simon said today the United States government shares Leonid Brezhnev's desire to resolve trade problems between the two countries. Simon spoke with reporters at the airport before he left for Washington after two days of talks with Soviet officials, including Brezhnev. 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Aferti sia's domestic policies are ir- relevant to increasing U.S.-So- viet trade. Simon told reporters he did not find the speech surprising. "We share his desire to get the resolution of MFN and he said. He was referring to efforts in the U.S. Congress to deny the Soviet Union "most- favored-nation" trading status and credits until the Kremlin eases emigration restrictions. In his banquet speech, Brezhnev branded the congressional demands "utterly irrelevant and un- acceptable." "We still believe that pros- pects of business relations be- tween our two countries will be determined by real economic and political interests of the two states, and not by egoistic designs of certain individuals or narrow political groups whose men- tality has not yet been freed from the outdated legacy of the cold war." It was one of the strongest Soviet statements yet on the snagged trade bill. Charges pending in auto mishap Charges are pending against an 18 year old Magrath man who, RCMP say, was driving a car that was involved in a two car accident Oct. 12. Lethbridge RCMP said William Roy Olson of Magrath reported the 1972 small import station wagon involved in the accident was stolen about a.m. Oct. 12. The car, driven by Vance Vincent Scout, collided with another car about S a.m. at Mayor Magrath Drive and 19th Avenue South. Mr. Scout was taken to St. Michael's hospital and is reported today in satisfactory condition with multiple in- juries. A passenger in the other vehicle, Richard Hatior, 26, 2240 Mayor Magrath Dr., is in fair condition in Municipal hospital with abdominal in- juries. Damage in the accident was estimated at Dead couple married JAKARTA, Indonesia (Renter) A young couple killed in a plane crash last month five days before their wedding were married posthumously over the weekend at Tajong Karang, ;