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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Saturday, October 23, 1971 if You Ask Me.. by RUDY HAUGENEDER Hewers of wood and drawers of water. That's what many American businessmen think Canadians are. The slogan is also silently used in many world capitals and Canadians are becoming increasingly resentful that it is. A strong sense of nationalism is growing in Canada, particularly since U.S. President Richard Nixon introduced the 10 per cent import surcharge on manufactured products. No such charge is placed on Canadian raw materials which American industry is so dependent upon. Nixon's "couldn't care less what happens to Canada" attitude has done much to make Canadians aware of their national identity. However, all the nationalism in the world won't help unless Canadians - housewives and businessmen - adopt their own "temporary measures." ? ? � ? Now is the time for Canadians to boycott U.S.-manufactured goods and purchase Canadian products or products produced in nations with which Canada does not have a large degree of trade. What would be the affect of this? - it would help Americans understand that Canadians won't be pushed around. Canadian industrialists could also spend more time and money looking for other buyers instead of "selling - out" our resources to Americans at premium rates. It's time the Canadian industrialist got off his comfortable butt and worked harder. Most of the large department stores and supermarkets and manufacturing industries in Canada are U.S.-controlled. If the housewife can't avoid purchasing products manufactured by American - owned Canadian subsidiary companies she can at least purchase products from Canadian - owned businesses. Most smaller type stores are Canadian-owned- an ideal new place to do more shopping. ir + * Insurance companies in the United States have considerable lobbying influence in the U.S. Senate and Congress. If Canadians refused to purchase insurance from U.S. companies it would be realistic to guess that some pretty rapid attitude changes would take place in the States. In recent years the United Kingdom adopted a "Buy British" policy which boosted their industrial output. Russian premier Alexei Kosygin's state visit to Canada was marred by groups who expounded the principles of freedom. They told him: "You're mistreating our brothers living in the USSR," but didn't mention noticeable U.S. mistreatment of the Vietnamese-who are being killed and not only mistreated. ? ? ? On the island of Haiti, near Cuba, 200 laborers working at a Texas - industrialist - controlled gambling casino recently asked for a raise - so they could earn $1 per day. The Texans replied by firing the entire group and saying a dollar per day was too much anyhow. Gambling casinos have a record of reaping a fairly high profit. However no mention of these injustices by these principle freedom fighters. But these same people risked offending a country (USSR) which Canada desperately needs as a trading partner. Now that your blood is boiling - either way- it still remains time to BUY CANADIAN. Christmas is near. Puddin9 Head actors named Mary Anne Wolstoncroft will appear as the King in the Southminster Junior Girls' Choir production of "Puddin' Head" Oct. 23 and 24 at the Yates Memorial "Centre. Other roles in the operetta will be filled by: Judy Melnyk and Kathy McKeen (the Queen); Peggy Johnson (the jester); Jane Etherington and Cathy Spoulos (Marienne); QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldo. Mi PHONE 328-7684BB Leans Sereda (Toby Turnkey; Melodie Jensen (Dorothea); Cathy Gommeringer (Tin Soldier); Diene Templeton, Lola Livergocd and Faith Takeda (councillors). In cases where more than one performer is listed for a single role, the girls will alternate in playing the part. "Puddin' Head" is directed by Anme Campbell. Performances will be at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Tickets can be obtained at Leister's Music or from choir members. An open reception will be held following Sunday's performance. HEINITZ PRINTERS & STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS  Invitations * Announcement* (24 Hour Service If Necenary)  Bride Book*  Thank You Card*  Napkins  Matches We provide Complimentary Personalized Head Table Place Cards with each Orderl FREE CUSTOMER PARKING TO SYMBOLIZE FOND MEMORY Choose wisely the monument to honor your loved ones. We will be pleased to assist you. LETHBRIDGE MONUMENTAL AND TILE WORKS LTD. "We hav- been Satisfying Customers for Over 60 Years" 325 8th St. S., Lethbridge Phone 327-3920 Alberta's foreign trade offices come under government's fire FRED PEACOCK new minister of industry Police capture escaping youths Jean Charles G-olish, 18, and Ronald J amies Kellington, 17, both of Victoria, B.C., were recaptured shortly after 4 p.m. Friday at Coaldale. They were apprehended by members of the RCMP highway patrol, the Lethbridge RCMP detachment, an RCMP provost official and Coaldale town police. The arrest followed the report of a break and enter to a fruit cellar in which food and clothing were stolen. An investigation of the neighborhood revealed a youth had smelled cigarette smoke in an unused chdcken-cbop. The coop was searched and the escaped pair was found hiding in the loft. Golish and Kellington escaped from the Lethbridge Correctional Institution between 9 and 11 p.m. Thursday by sawing through some bars on the television lounge-room windows. They have escaped custody three times since September, two of those escapes in Lethbridge. Golish and Kellington escaped earlier from city police cells when a commission aire-warden accidentally left the key to their cell in the lock. Qty employment situation not bad,' Manpower says By JIM MAYBIE Staff Writer Fred Peacock, Alberta's new minister of industry, is not at all pleased with Alberta's foreign trade offices, and the government will be planning some changes. The southern Alberta council on public affairs was told Friday that production of the trade offices is almost nil and they are costing provincial taxpayers a lot of money. Research is under way, be said, to determine what changes can be effected to bolster trade. The research will help the new provincial government establish objectives and come to a decision on the trade offices. He suggested that contracting the work of trade offices may be more effective. The government plans to take the rifle approach, rather than the shotgun approach, to establishing markets for Alberta production. In a brief talk to the group on the government's plans for secondary industry in this province, Mr. Peacock said one of the priorities is expansion of the Industrial Incentives Act. >-,-- Dentists to seek fluoridation Lethbridge dentists insist fluoridation of the city's water system would help prevent tooth decay and not pose any health hazards. A delegation from the Lethbridge and District Dental Society will ask city council Monday "to see that every possible effort is made to bring the public health advantages of fluoridated water to the city as soon as possible." The society unanimously decided at a recent meeting to send delegates to council. It is too limited and confined, he said, and plans will be formulated to extend it to such areas as agricultural processes and service industries. In reply to a query on the application of provincial incentives, especially, in relation to designated areas which qualify for federal government incentives, Mr. Peacock said a task force is looking into the situation and the government will be coming up with a plan for nondiscriminatory application of incentives in Alberta. In reply to a question on the location of economic development officers in Edmonton, Calgary and Medicine Hat, R. G. McFarlane, deputy minister, said Lethbridge was fortunate in having- a man of the calibre of Dennis O'Connell, the city's economic development director. '.'Medicine Hat isn't that fortunate," be said. Mr. Peacock said his government is conscious of many problems it is going to try to resolve, some of a national nature. Transportation disparities are going to have to be met in Ottawa, he said. For example, it costs more to ship products between the western provinces than it does to ship from Toronto to Vancouver. A north-south commercial transportation system, similar to the Ontario auto pact, should be established for this province. Lethbridge's proximity to the U.S. would be of benefit to the city if such a scheme were developed. Mr. Peacock said the new government's objective is to develop and attract labor-intensive industry to the province. Alberta can't continue to rely on its natural resources. Oil exploration, a major contributor to the province's economy in the past, is falling off. The government is going to develop a complete, total industrial package, he said, starting with a marketing program. Markets have been lost, for example, because there is no Alberta representative on the Canadian wheat board. There is no feedback to Alberta farmers to guide them in their production. Transportation of agricultural Lethbridge Symphony gets $500 The Lethbridge Symp h o n y Orchestra will soon be richer by $500. Mrs. Shirley Ann Walkey, president of the Symphony Women's League, will present a cheque for that amount to the Lethbridge Symphony Association at its Nov. 17 meeting. A major portion of the donation - $300 - will be used by the orchestra for the purchase of a new instrument, possibly a clarinet. The remaining $200 will go to meet expenses of the symphony chorus. Th: $500 was raised through a bake sale and the annual symphony ball. The orchestra's first concert of the season is scheduled for Dec. 6. EATING OUT POPULAR Spokesmen for the American food-service industry proclaim that one out of every three meals is now eaten away from home. On an equivalent price basis, it appears that the away-from-home market accounts for about one-fourth of all food consumption. A 1966 study estimated that the total retail value of food served away from home in that year to be $28 billion. There are 56 eating establishments listed in the yellow pages of the telephone directory for Lethbridge. Crime patterns changing says senior RCMP officer products is going to have to be overhauled. Cleaning grain here to alleviate the bottleneck at Vancouver ports, was suggested as one measure which might be instituted. A lack of communications is going to have to be remedied, the research council is going to have to take on new work, the Alberta freight bureau is to be reorganized to do research on such things as slurry pipelines and the Alberta Commercial Corporation is going to be broadened to include agricultural processes such as trout farming. Treasury Branches will remain, Mr. Peacock said, and will be a vehicle for expansion. "One of the most vital things we can do is help the small guy with management, financial and economic skills," he said. While these services now are available, they will be expanded. The effectiveness of the new government in its industrial program is up to the individual, Mr. Peacock said. The government would like to see establishment of an economic advisory council from the private sector for communication, feed-in and direct dialogue. The minister and deputy-minister were also among several dignitaries in Lethbridge Friday to officially open the Western Truck Body Manufacturing Co. Ltd. plant in the city's industrial park. Libi *ary As unemployment figures throughout Canada steadily continue to climb the job situation in Lethbridge and area is "not bad." Lethbridge Canada Manpower manager Frank Besplug said labor conditions in this area largely are subject only to weather. Although the job market is 'still fairly good, with each passing day more people are available and fewer jobs are coming in," he said. Jobs in the construction field are going to be more difficult to obtain than last winter, Mr. Besplug said. During the past summer construction laborers were brought in from other areas to fill job vacancies that existed. He said continuing large numbers of housing 9tarts are providing many jobs, as arc other larger projects including construction of a hotel on Mayor Magrath Drive; a nursing home in northside Lethbridge; university work still under way; an exension to Alberta Hospital in Claresholm; and a construction building surge in Taber. Army cadet league formed An Alberta Army Cadet League was formed recently at meeting in Calgary. The army cadet league represents 40 individual corps, in-v o 1 v i n g approximately 2,-000 young men from the province. Board of governors and executive elected included Brigadier General R. A. Bradburn of Edmonton as president. Syl McKinnon and Henry Owens both of Calgary, Ed Boyd of Edmonton, and Fred King of Lethbridge were appointed as vice - presidents. George Lynch - Staunton of Edmonton was elected secretary-treasurer. Bill Kergan, Ron Jacobson, Reed Ainscough and Bob Hut-ton of Lethbridge, were among Acreage source Rapeseed growers should carefully examine their permit books to be sure that all acres of rapeseed grown under contract are assigned under the section, Other Rapeseed for Crushers. There has apparent, ly been some misconception with growers believing that if the rapeseed was contracted those acres need not be assigned. Farmers must apply for a correction or change in their assigned acres before October 31. There are 300,000 acres of rapeseed under contract iD southern Alberta. the board members elected. The league will operate with three geographical zones centred in Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge, each lead by a vice-president. The aim of the cadet program is to develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership, and to promote physical fitness. Army cadets have existed In Canada since 1879, when they were organized into drill associations. Army cadets will perform similar functions to those of the Navy and Air cadet leagues of Alberta. J By LARRY BENNETT Staff Writer Inspector T. S. Venner of the Edmonton RCMP told the 19th Law Enforcement Co-ordination Conference in Lethbridge that patterns of organized crime in Canada are changing. He said many areas of interest for criminals are now disappearing. Areas of previous importance such as safe cracking, forged cheque rings, book making rings, boot legging rings and smuggling are now being replaced by newer, higher - profit opportunities. Loan � sharking, gaimbling, gambling and loan - sharking combined (called a junket), smuggling unacceptable aliens into a country for a large sum of money, credit card thefts and armed robbery and securities frauds are all on the increase. He said loan - sharking may take many forms - all of them bad. Ho told the law enforcement officers that the affluent society demands cash be readily-available and the need for quick cash opens the door to the "six - to - five loan shark." Loan sharking is particularly harmful to the independent business man' who discovers the need for some quick cash, he said. The loan shark is always available, and never questions the money's use or the client's ability to pay it back. This type of sharking often results in a business being taken over by the "shark" when his client is unable to meet the terms. The shark is often backed by a crime syndicate, and control of another business acts as a stepping stione for organized crime, he said. Another practice among "sharks" is called the "twist." This practice creates "insurance for payment." It is accom plished by taking out a large life insurance policy on the life of the borrower. If the borrower cannot meet this debt he can be killed and the loan is paid off by the premium, or he may just be killed and the premium be collected in addition to the heavy loan repayment. The junket (gambling and loan sharking combined) depends on getting a gambler away from his home town, causing him to lose excessive amounts of money and then using loan shark tactics. The twist may again enter in. The smuggling of unacceptable aliens into both Canada and the United States has become a profitable practice, he Credit card thefts and swindles are the result of our affluent society, said the inspector. These swindles often include deliberate late reporting of stolen cards or dealing in airline tickets and room accommodations, which may be obtained with a credit card. Inspector' Venner said a review of the records for the past two years indicated there was an increase in the number of "professionally" cond u c t e d armed robberies, especially in Western Canada. Securities frauds are on the increase, he said, because many times large and affluent WARDS RENTALS Appliance Trucks, Sanders, Drills, Ladders, Cribs, Cols, etc., etc. PHONE 328-8775 companies issue so many securities they are unable to keep track of them all. He said many times large companies have been notified of recovered securities which they were not even aware were missing. The inspector said he thought law enforcement officers were confronted by two major problems when dealing with organized crime. Every definition put forth in an attempt to identify organized crime is far too general, he said, so a different, more specific definition must be found. Attitudes of the public and many law enforcement officials also create a major problem. The attitude which most frightened him, said the inspector, was that some criminals are so high they cannot be touched and only lower - level criminals could be dealt with by the authorities. He said organized crime is not invincible - it can be totally destroyed by using the laws that exist and by working within the existing system. discussions continue The fact that Lethbridge could become the centre of a regional library system would not affect the size of the building for the main library, says W. S. Russell, chairman of the library board. The library board, city and architects are continuing to plan the library building for the 9th St. and 4th Ave. site. Recently, however, the city council urged the library board not to feel locked into that site. Council suggested the size of the planned location might not lend itself to a functional library with computer and storage space. It was noted that the equipment would be necessary if the library were to become regional in the future. Mr.Russell said he had complete confidence in those who were planning the new library, but he hoped that further involved discussion would not hold up the building of the new library. The need for the library space is urgent, he said, and the library board is anxious to get the building completed. INSURANCE  LIABILITY  BONDS  AUTO  FIRE R0SSITER AGENCIES ITD. , ESTABLISHED 1911 Lower Floor 517 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-1541 $ingland, 1tf)ereditli (JlnAuraiice} cUtd. INSURANCE IS JUST NOT PART OF OUR BUSINESS -IT IS OUR ONLY BUSINESS Phone 327-3009 CONN VAN HORNE JACK WARBURTON 507A 7th STREET > SOUTH REQUIRE: TRUCK TECHNICIAN For night shift we need a licenced and experienced heavy duty truck technician. Usual company benefits and good working conditions. Apply to: GUY PELOQUIN, Service Manager Cor- 6th Ave. and 6th St. S. Phono 327*5763 CcoLLeGe kZ3 MeHCUJ^Y EAST LETHBRIDGE SOCIAL CREDIT CONSTITUENCY ANNUAL MEETING AND CONVENTION WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27th - 8 p.m. ST. AUGUSTINES ANGLICAN HALL Guest Speaker EVERYONE WELCOME INSERTED BY EAST LETHBRIDGE SOCIAL CREDIT CONSTITUENCY ;