Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
18 THI LITHMIDOf HBtAlO Thunddy, October 12, Office Group Hit OTTAWA (CP) Unemploy- ment has grown most rapidly this year among office and pro- fessional workers and those em- ployed in the service and recre- ation industries. An analysis of employment figures compiled by the Domin- ion Bureau of Statistics shows that 22 per cent of the average of workers who were un- employed during July August and September were in the in- dustry group generally classi- fied as services. These include community, business and personal services, public administration, finance, insurance and ren! estate. Nor- mally, these service industries employ about 35 per cent of the total labor force. Figures on occupation and in- flustry groups among the unem- ployed are not always accurate because the only way the statis- ticians can classify an unem- ployed worker is by.the kind of job he last held. He might now be looking for work in some other industry, or be might have been employed in an industry that he does not re- gard as his usual one. KATE RISES Unemployment in the service industries has risen to 3.3 per cent of those employed in the industry, from a level of 2.5 per cent during the third quarter of last year. While 17 per cent of all the unemployed were service workers in the first quarter of 1970, the figure during the third quarter rose to 22 per cent. This now equals the degree of unemployment in the second largest industry facturing. But there, unemploy- ment seems to be declining. One-quarter of all the unem- ployed in the final quarter of last year were drawn from the manufacturing industry, and the rate of manufacturing industry unemployment reached 6.5 per cent at the start of this year. K DOW is down to 5.1 per cent. The lowest rates of unemploy- ment during July, August and September -were hi the primary industries, agriculture, forestry, fishing, trapping, mining, quarrying and the oil wells. Belgian Rate Cut BRUSSELS (Renter) The Belgian discount rate was cut to seven per cent from VA per cent today. But these industries now em- ploy only about 10 per cent of the Canadian labor force, com- pared with the combined job- providing strength of the serv- ice and manufacturing indus- tries which together employ nearly 60 per cent. Douglas Case Ruling Near WASHINGTON (CP-AP) The U.S. Supreme Court agreed here to r u 1 e on the 1968 gun- control law that involved a Ca- nadian politician's daughter. The 1968 law requires manu- facturers and those who trans- fer certain kinds of firearms to register with the federal govern- ment. The court will hear an appeal by the justice department from the decision by U.S. District Judge Warren Ferguson of Los Angeles that key sections are invalid. Ferguson made the ruling in dismissing charges last Feb. 16 against Shiriey Jean Suther land, 35, daughter of T. C Douglas, New Democratic Party leader, and Donal< Freed, 37, who were accused o conspiracy to violate federa law by having possession o hand grenades. Tne prosecution claimed tha1 Mrs. Sutherland and Freed planned to give 10 hand gren ades to the militant' Black Panther party. But when the transcripts o the judge's ruling released las March, it was disclosed that the hand grenades were supplied by a police undercover agent who had acquired them from the U.S. Navy. U.S. Attorney Matt Byrne, whose office prosecuted the case, did not deny bringing the grenades to Freed's apartmeni in West Los Angeles but argued that Freed asked for the explo- sives and paid the agent by cheque for them. The defence denied the pros- ecution's contention. Judge Ferguson dismissed the charges, partly on a technicality that requires the supplier of ex- plosives to register them with the secretary of the treasury. Ferguson contended that since the supplier in this case was the police, the police were violating the same law on which they were arresting Freed and Mrs. HOMEOWNERS BORROW UP TO or more MORTGAGE FUNDS AVAILABLE from Avco Financial Services Canada's number one financial services organization FAST SERVICE FAVOURABLE TERMS Get the money you need for: REMODELING Build that addition Remodel that kitchen DEBT CONSOLIDATION Pay off old debts, have one monthly payment at terms to fit your budget PURCHASES A new car, boat, or trailer Sutherland. Ferguson also said the indictment failed to say the defendants knew that having the grenades was illegal. The gun control law amended provisions of an earlier Tire- arms Registration Act found by the Supreme Court in 1968 to be unconstitutional. It was tested in the Sutherland-Freed case, and dismissed because Judge Ferguson said tha' by supplying information to the federal gov- ernment they would be incrimi- nating themselves under Cali- fornia laws. GRAY ARRESTED Stan- ley former lecturer at McGill University and a rad- ical leader, has been detain- ed by police in Montreal as part of a massive operation against FLQ sympathizers. Govt. To Continue Military Reduction HALIFAX (CP) Despite current terrorist activities in Quebec, Canadian military re- ductions announced last year by former defence .minister Leo Cadieux will continue, Defence Minister Donald Macdonald said here Wednesday. Mr. Macdonald told a news conference that the phased re- ductions announced by his pred- ecessor would continue through- out the next year, but added he doesn't foresee any further changes in the force level te- yond that. The kidnappings of British envoy James Cross and slain Quebec labor minister Pierre Laporte will force security in the future to be much more for- mal, he said. "I don't think events in Canada will ever be the same again." In Halifax on part of a Mari- time armed forces familiariza- tion tour, Mr. Macdonald said that security is going to have to be studied. He praised the work of army personnel maintaining security in Ottawa, Quebec City and other Quebec centres. "The troops are very much involved and have adapted well to the he said. Mr. Macdonald was accompa- nied to the news conference by a contingent of armed forces personnel and RCMP officers. Sscurity precautions included a check of reporters' identifica- tion. No Govt. In Ontario Insurance TORONTO (CP) Premier John Kobarts said here the On- tario government has no plans Provide Jobs Tills Winter OTTAWA (CP) The depart- ment of mines and re- sources announced Wednesday it will provide about 100 jobs this winter across Canada as part of the government's pro- gram to alleviate unemploy- ment. The department will em- ploy clerical workers, techni- cians, semi-skilled and unskilled labor to catch up m a backlog of essential work. to establish compulsory govern-the provincial association, said ment-run auto insurance. Speaking to the annual meet- ing of the Ontario Insurance Agents Association, he said a healthy economic climate in which private business can cre- ate jobs is a more important concern. He also said the government wants to retain incentives for small businesses because with- out such incentives economic expansion will be hindered. 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