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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta J.jrtitnb.r THt UTHMIBOl HBAID it Shanghai again China's largest port By HENRY HARTZENBUSCH SHANGHAI (AP) This Chinese port, virtually idle for years after tts Communist takeover, is regaining ils for- mer fame as one of tha world's biggest and busiest. Chinese officials say Shang- hai Is again China's biggest port, with more than dock workers handling an es- timated 25 million tons of cargo a year. A boat trip on the Whang- poo River along the shores which once housed British, French, American and other Western and Japanese ware- houses shows the port has mushroomed Into a bustling and thriving centre for foreign and domestic shipping. Freighters arrive from Nor- way, Poland, Greece, Japan and other European, Asian and African countries. But most of the ships are Chinese, a large number new cargo liners built in Chinese- dockyards. Ron Yu-heng Is vice-chair- man of the revolutionary com- Soviets to till Mediterranean gap WASHINGTON Elates defence department offi- cials predict the Soviet Union will send helicopter carriers and more intelligence gather- ing ships into the Mediterranean to make up for the forced with- drawal of Russian reconnais- sance planes from Egypt. TU-16 reconnaissance bomb- ers flying from Egyptian bases had been used by the Russians to keep watch on movements of The North story EDMONTON (CP) The government of the Northwesl Territories has decided to te! people in the rest of Canada about people in the North. Its latest publication, Arcti' in Color, is designed to fill a definite need in the south for information about Arctic life said information officer J. J Ootes. The 44-page magazine will Be published three times yearly after the success of a trial issui last spring, he said. It will also serve to Inforn northern people about lite in other parts of the Arctic. Fifteen thousand copies of th first regular issue were recentl distributed lo Edmonton news stands. ,e U.S 6lh Fleet in the Medi- jrranean. These planes are re- orted to have returned to Rus- a several weeks ago after 'resident Anwar Sadat of :gypt ordered Soviet advisers nd technicians out of his coun- ry. Most of an estimated to Russian military men icn in Egypt are reported to ave left. But the Soviet navy till is using three Egyptian Pentagon intelligence author- lies say the Russians still are idjusting to changes and the possibility that the Soviet navy eventually may have to move ts base of Mediterranean oper- itions. To deal with this problem, of- 'iciais said, the Russians prob- ibly will augment the 50 or so joviet naval vessels in the Mediterranean with one or both of the Soviet Union's helicopter carriers, the Moskva and the Leningrad. Choppers from these vessels couid then patrol in sight of U.S. warships. The Moskva and Leningrad normally are based in the Black Sea. They have moved into the Mediterranean for lim- ited periods, sometimes en route to exercises in the Atlan- tic. Up to now they have not been attached to the Soviet Mediterranean fleet for extend- ed duty. mitlee of the 5th Dock Dis- trict. "The last Russian ship came here in he says in response to a question. This would indicate the Rus- sians stopped sending ships to China several years after the split between Peking and Mos- cow became evident in tha late 1950s. The port shows few sam- pans or or sailing boats. Most of the few seen are motorized. Ren, 43, said his clistrict handles export and import trade with more than 80 of the for- eign ships are from Japan." The district has dock workers, 420 of them women, handling Vk million tons of cargo annually. "This represents an in- crease of more than five times since he said. The Communists took over Shanghai on May There are 10 districts with more than dock work- ers in the Shanghai area, Ren said. The worker seems to be get- ting a better deal than he used to. "Before liberation." Ren said, "the dock worker worked more than 20 hours a day with very low pay., Auto- ma t i o n and mechanization were inadequate. There was only one crane in this district. "Now, the average dock worker earns 70 yuan (about a month. And we have 19 mobile and five stationary cranes. The stationary cranes were made by the workers themselves." Ren said with pride that the district also has 29 modern loading and unloading devices capable of handling five tons of cargo each, plus 15 loaders handling less cargo. Available to dock workers are mess halls, kindergartens, libraries, clubs and dormito- ries. The dormitories are for workers on late shifts who find it inconvenient to return home at quitting lime. The workers live in dwell- ings scattered around the dis- trict. They pay an average one, two or three yuan a month for rental of one, two or three rooms-either apart- ments or duplex-type housing. "They spend about three to five per cent of their income on rent and all said Ren. The worker is paid on a monthly basis, not piecemeal as were temporary workers in the past. If a worker cannot work because of illness he re- ceives full pay for six months. After that he gels 60 per cent of his pay indefinitely. Women, assigned to lighter work, retire at 50. Men retire at 55. Work clothes and shoes are provided, along with hard hats made of rattan. The worker gets free hospitaliza- tion and medical benefits, but occasionally has to fork over one or two yuan a year. His dependents get half of the hos- pitalization and medical bene- fits paid. Seniority and skill still count, with differences in pay varying accordingly. Tha highest paid worker gets 90 yuan a month, the lowest 40. Two feminist candidates seek 'woman of the TORONTO (CP) Door- knockers canvassing for two Toronto candidates in the Oct. 30 general election won't ask for the head of the will be "the woman of the house." Kay Macpherson and Aline Gregory are running for the newly formed Women of Po- litical Action and campaign- ing on a strictly feminist plat- form. So far, they are the only women known to be on the Oct. 30 ballots in Toronto's 21 ridings, and they promise to add something new to vote- getting. For one tiling, they're talking in the un- precedented terms of spend- big to apiece in the campaigning. More finan- cially upholstered candidates can run as high as Apart from being out- weighed in the pocketbook, the two women have picked stiff political opposition. Mrs. Macpherson, the for- mer national president of the Voice of Women, is pitting her slogan "Let's get a woman in the house" against Liberal Ian Wahn, a formi- dable battler who rolled up a plurality of more than in 1968 iii Toronto St. Paul's. There also is a likelihood that she will be up against another woman in Mary Boyce, a Toronto lawyer who is out for the New Demo- cratic Party nomination. Mrs. Macpherson admits her chances of winning are "piet- y slim" but says the cam- paign gives her a chance to educate the public about dis- crimination faced by women n their everyday lives. Mrs. Gregory, a founding member of the National Ac- jon Committee of the Status of Women in Canada, is chal- lenging another vote winner in Toronto Energy Minister Donald Mac- donald. She finds the scarcity of women candidates put up by the major parties "absolutely shocking, criminal really." Male prospective candidates, she said, should withdraw when a serious woman candi- date appears. Her platform includes such planks as 24-hour child-care services, an "opportunity for women" program and repeal of Criminal Code sections covering abortion and prosti- tution. Rain slows harvest CALGARY (CP) Harvest- Ing Is progressing "favorably" in Alberta although some north- em work was hailed by rain last week, the Alberta Wheat Pool said Tuesday. Seventeen per cent of tha Drovlnce's wheat has been Jireshed, 13 per cent of tha barley and 11 per cent of the rapeseed. Yield estimates wert holding up well. The pool said harvesting may be completed in the southeast within a week but combining Is just beginning in some northern regions. Early fall frost hit several districts last week but damage was slight. Rain was reported Tuesday In central and northern Alberta and the pool said extended rainy weather could seriously threa- ten much of the 1972 crop. Locomotives available for cargoes INDIAN PRINCESS OF CANADA-Linda Opoonechaw, 18, of Saskatoon, Sask., has been chosen Indian Princess of Canada. It came during Indian Day at Ontario Place in Toronlo. She was formerly Miss Sask- atchewan Indian FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ANTIGONISH, N.S. (CP) A community committee on human rights, set up this year following disturbances between black and white residents of this town, has added Indian citizens to its ranks. Representatives of churches, business and govern- ment have been working to help blacks and Indians surmount problems created by those in policy-making positions. Found fit for trial EDMONTON (CP) Cana- dian National Railways has 35 diseel locomotives available in the Edmonton area to haul il.- layed cargoes to the west coast, a CNR official said today. The embargo on shipments to British Columbia ports has been lifted by CNR and somo cargoes now are moving. The extra locomotives, he said, will be put to work immediately. CALGARY (CP) Robert George Leech of Winnipeg, fac- ing seven charges including kid- napping, rape and robbery, has been found fit to stand trial afterr a psychiatric examination. Leech, 24, was charged in connection with the kidnapping of two people last month. Police said the couple were abducted at gunpoint as they sat in a parked car outride the girl's Calgary iiome. He was arrested after a high- speed chase which police ended in a roadblock collision. The case was adjourned In provincial court to Sept. 11. ARABS STUDY HIJACKS CAIRO (AP) Tha Arab Civil Aviation Council is consid- ering a draft agreement which would co-ordinate efforts to search for and rescue planes that have been hijacked, news. I papers said Monday. COFFEE MARGARINE Pride of Arabia...............1 !b. bag "I" Brand 100% Pure Vegetable Oil 1 Ib. pkgs. Finest Meats WHOLE APPLE PIES sir: I 8? FRENCH FRIES rrr: 10 1 BEANS with PORK FROZEN 5 790 ORANGE JUICE JELLY POWDERS Nabob Assfd. Flavours 3 oz. pkgs. for 1 Garden Fresh Beefsteak Tomatoes Canada No. 1 Ib. READY TO SERVE-SMOKED Cooked Ham Whole, Half or Quarter...... Ib. Store locations 2025 Mayor MagraSh Drive 'College Mall' 420 6lh St. S. 'Downtown' 324 Mayor Magrath Drive Originated In Alberta For Alberta Families. ;