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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Separation No Solution Od.k.r JJ, THI LPHMIOOI HMA10 tl Thatcher: Ottawa Neglects West By CONWAY DALY REGINA (CP) Premier ROM Thatcher of Saskatche- wan there is an al- most univenal feeling of re- Motmtot in the Pram prov- ince! ever what many west- erner! regard as Ottawa's lack of Interest in their prob- lems. But sepsratioo would be no would be "little more than suicidal lunacy." Greater attention by the fed- eral government to the economic complaints would make much of the alienation talk evaporate, in Mr. Thatch- er's view. In an interview with The Canadian Press the 53-year- old Liberal premier voiced a prevailing Western Canada view that Ottawa is too preoc- cupied with Quebec problems at the expense of other re- gions. But this had no refer- ence to the current Quebec crisis which erupted after the premier talked with a CP re- porter. j DoUars-and-certs wheat sales, inflation, railway freight the ones stressed in the interview by the premier, who began his working life in the family hardware business. MOOD PERKED UP The blunt-spoken premier, In recent years a forthright voice for the West at federal- provincial conferences, gets restless when conversation turns to legal niceties of con- stitutional reform. He prefers to concentrate instead on the bread-and-butter questions that he feels should have priority. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Denial Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. M PHONE 328-7684M In mid-September the most recent federal-provincial session Mr. Thatcher summed up the first day's de- liberations tersely: "Nothing PREMIER THATCHER -Bread Butter Issues happened." His mood perked up on the last day. That was when the heads of government focused on the federal white paper on tax changes, provincial farm marketing regulations and western complaints about freight issues clow to the voter's pocketbook. Mr. Thatcher, whose gov- ernment has been ID office since 1964, has hinted at the possibility of general elec- tion in the near future al- though he is not required to call one before the fall of 1972. Obviously, much depends- oh international wheat sales that could pull Saskatchewan out of the economic doldrums. FARMS IN TROUBLE "The Saskatchewan econ- omy is still dependent upon the farmer in a vital the premier said. "In recent years, much progress has been made in diversification. In the fields of potash, oil, uranium' and timber major Emphysema Victim Uses New System TORONTO (CP) A few months ago Billiard Thompson Biggar, an emphysema victim, was unable to walk halfway across his living room without stopping to get his breath. Today he's able to walk along city streets, using a portable ox- ygen system. Emphysema, a disease of the lungs, had made breathing so difficult that Mr. Biggar, 62, had to retire as an investment broker two years ago. He had spent the last four winters in Arizona because his lungs were functioning at only 35 per cent of capacity. The oxygen walker equipment used by Mr. Biggar is a medical product of Union Carbide Can- ada Ltd. It consists of a tube worn across the face which shoots twin jets of oxygen into the nostrils. The oxygen supply is carried in an eight-pound shoulder pack which contains a three-hour supply of oxygen. Mr. Biggar pays a month rental for the for the portable unit and S32 for the refuelling tank. WORLD LEADER Canada leads the world fresh-water area. itridei have been made." "However if this farmer Is In trouble, most face difficulties" said Mr. Thatcher, who hM a small-scale ottfe ranch where he sometimes web re- fuge from political and admin- istrative Premier Thatcher, In trying to get everyone to obnrvn tin federal prices commiBiion'i guideline of six per cent on salary increases, hat talked tough to construction workers, pulp mill employeesand school teachers in a of strikes and threatened walk- outs, He said many people in Sas- katchewan and its govern- ment "feel that the strike is an obsolete labor weapon." There should be a close exam- ination of impartial labor courts to settle Mr. Thatcher, who holds a bachelor of commerce degree from Q u e e n 's University Kingston, was a CCF member of the Commons from 1945 to 1956 when he bolted to the Liberals, the party to which he belonged as a young man in the 1930s. He Has been a bitter opponent of socialism ever since. WON'T WORK' "There is nothing wrong with socialism except that it won't work. Under the private enterprise system, Canada and the United States have the highest living standards in the higher than those which exist in most socialist countries. "The private enterprise sys- tem is far from perfect. How- I am 'absolutely con- vinced that this pled as it is with social legis- lation, which puts a floor under the living standards of all without jeopardizing indi- vidual the best promise of maximizing the benefits both of freedom and security." r Rumor has it that someone somewhere is giving us lot of free publicity. You see, when we built our portable cassette tape recorders, we made sure they'd come in handy. So, in addition to the simple-to-work cassette tape recorder, we included an radio. In one-model, we even put a true radio with separate speakers. In all of them, we put faat forward and fast rewind. And automatic recording level indicators. Capstan Drive for constant speed and better sound. And almost all of them we built to work on batteries or house current. So walk into any Panasonic dealer and ask to see one of our many many cassette tape recorders. Tell our dealer Russel! Wingman sent you. PANASONIC1 just slightly ahead of our time. Bert Mac's Radio-TV Ltd. Downtown on 7th St. lethbridge, Alta. Ph. 327-3232, 327-5560 Jack's Radio TV Sales Service 302 13th Si. N. Lethbridge, Alta. Phone: 327-4979 HOLMES APPLIANCES 329 7th St. S. Lethbridge, Alta. Phone: 327-4054 YOU1LF1ND THE BEST BRANDS ADVERTISED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD SIMPSONS-SEARS Cold Fighting Action Gear Super Snowmobile 4 Suit For Girls I Even if you don't have a you orw of these lultj. They an for almost any outdoor activity. Water-wind proofed backed nylon. Snap-off pile lined face mask. Thick quilt llmna. throughout. Inside flange. Full length zipper. Elas- tic back waist. Footstraps, hood and storm cuffi to keep out and warmth Available in Navy, Green. Slzei 7 to 12. 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