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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Lotteries are hauling in big money By THE CANADIAN PRESS Lotteries, technically Illegal in Canada uiilil Criminal Code amendments ruled otherwise last year, arc hauling in big money in at least five prov- inces. Quebec, with its provincial- ly-legislated Loto-Quebec, to net ?22 million an- nually, while Ontario, Mani- toba, Saskatchewan and Al- berta are cash-ing in their chips as well. Meantime, a Cross-Canada Survey by The Canadian Press indicates tlrat oilier provinces, with the exception of British Columbia, haven't changed their gambling ways appreciably since the federal government allowed tliem to spin their wheels of fortune. Under the Criminal Code amendments, effective Jan. each province may ei- ther alone or in conjunction with another province, con- duct lotteries for provincial revenue, and also license indi- vidual groups to do likewise in the interest of charity, reli- gion or agricultural fairs. In addition, it may empower its municipalities In issue their own lottery licences with cer- tain reslricticns. NONE FOIt ISLAND But there'll be no big lotter- ies in Newfoundland, says Premier Joseph Smallwood. Even the traditional bingo and community raffles, formerly illegal though tolerated across Canada, will be discontinued in Newfoundland if people complain about them. No official stand has been taken on the matter in either Nova Scotia or Now Bruns- wick. Spokesmen in both prov- inces who are studying the sit- uation say there has been no public outay for or against lotteries. A spokesman for the attor- ney-general's department in Prince Edward Island says there are no immediate plans fcr licensing there, and the department overlooks com- munity and service-club oper- ations to raise money by lot- teries. But the feeling is different in Quebec. In its first eight months, Loto-Quebcc grossed and distributed in casli prizes among winners. Maurice Custeau, president ol a group sel up by the gov- ernment to regulate lotteries, estimates that after the first year Lolo-Quebec's gross rev- enue should approach 550 mil- lion and, after administrative and prize expenses, should net the province million. STRICT IN ONTARIO Licensing is strict in On- tario, with the government collecting two per cent of prize money for its licensing fee. But this hasn't deterred the applicants. E. u. Fisher, airector of the lotteries branch of the finan- cial and commercial affairs department, estimates that in prior to the Criminal Cede amendments, there were more than lotteries op- erating in Ontario With licen- sing, the number has dropped to The licences ills prov- ince issued in 1970 repre- sented million in prize money alone. Ontario empowers its mu- nicipalities to issue their own licences as well, with prize levels not to exceed and with proceeds to be used for Nude role in London play turned down by actress LONDON (AP) Aclress should go to bed in the huff for religious or charitable pur- poses. BASED ON DERBY Manitoba originally passed legislation allowing the Cen- tennial Sweepstakes, to raise money fcr provincial cen- tennial projects last year, based on Ihe 1970 running of the Manitoba Derby. Because of its success, the province has set up a lottery licensing board to administer lotteries with prizes greater than and has passed on to munici- palities Ihe responsibility for those with total prizes of less than The Centennial Sweep- stakes. Manitoba's only lot- tery in 1570, held draws based on three major Manitoba Derby, the Grey Cup game and a year-end "Good-bye Centennial" draw. Tolal receipts were mil- lion and net profit to the prov- ince was The Saskatchewan govern- ment allows municipal author- ities lo grant lottery licence? lo organizations wliich pro- vide prizes of or less. Any organization wanting to provide prizes valued at more Kay Barlow has withdrawn from .1 London slugs production of Shakespeare's Othello rather than play Desdemona in nude. Lilting the veil on a major row with director Peter Oyston during rehearsals at the Mer- maid Theatre, the 24-year-old bnmet'e told reporters: "The idea iras ridiculous. Nudity is just not necessary in this classic Shakespearean role. I'm sure the bard of Avon never a nude death scene. "For one thing, all the women's parts were played by boys in those days so it would have been a bit difficult." (tyston insists Desdemona the scene of her murder by Oth- ello, her Moorish husband, who then carries her body across the the stage in full view of the foot- lights. My's FUNNY I; NEA, IK "This is a play about sexual Oyston said. "People ivere shocked by it in Victorian times nnd I want them to be shocked The production opens Kepi. 16 and the management said an- other young actress, Sarah Sle- phenson, had agreed to take over as the raw. NEW YORK (AP) Come- dian Jerry Lewis has concluded his latest annual television mar- athon for the benefit of musclar dystrophy with contribution pledges totalling The telethon was seen coast- to-coast on 121 stations and its pledge total was a record for programs of its kind, the Mus- cular Dystrophy Associations of America, Inc., announced Mon- day. Lewis was on stage from p.m. Sunday to p.m. Monday and was joined by dozens of other entertainers and by government anil labor fig- ures. The telethon last year raised more than ?5 million. Duty hurts fishing industry WINNIPEG (CP) The pres- ident of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corp. says applica- tion of the United States 10-per- cent supplementary duty to fish fillets will mean an added cost of about for western Canada's inland fishery. David F. Corney said in a news release the supplementary duty will not apply to whole and dressed fish, fresh or froz- en. However, it will increase to as much as cents a pound, from of a cent a pound, the duly on all varieties of fillets. Applying this duty to annual production, the cost would bo. between and a year to fishermen. "It remains to be seen who will pay this Mr. Corney said. "But it will be paid, in any event, to the U.S. govern- ment at the expense of our in- dustry." Ths corporation, a federal- prorincial body set up two years ago to market all fish caught in the Prairie provinces, northwestern Ontario and the Northwest Territories, exports about 90 per cent of its total annual sales of ?14 million to the U.S. LATEST FIGURE Australia's population at the end of March was estimated at Net earnings By THE CANADIAN PRESS Drascan Ltd., six months ended June 30; 1S71, cents a share; 1970, FPE Pioneer Electric Ltd. year ended June 30: 1971 S2.04 cents a share; W70, Metropolitan Stores of Canada Ltd., six months ended July 31: 1971, 03 cents a share, 197o] 48 cents. North Coldslrcam Mines Ltd., six months ended June 30: 1971, loss; 1970, profit. 'CELL JOB" Courl dork Doug Ayors found himself behind bars when lie mov- ed inlo his new office al the overcrowded Albcrla Supreme Courlhouse in Edmonlon. Forlunalcly, ihey don't lock Ilie doors. Mr. Aycrs will conlinuc lo work behind bars unlil llio new courthouse opens next year. than has to apply lo Ihe attorney-general's cffice. Attorney-General D. V. Heald says Saskatchewan lias a policy of issuing only cne licence a year for large ies. Last year it the Lucky Dog Sweep- stakes for the Canada Winter Games in Saskatoon and this year it will be a draw authorized by the ncDina Ex- hibition Association. IN ALBERTA In Alberta, authorized sweepstakes were held in 1970 by Hie Edmonton Exhibition Association, the Calgary Exhi- bition and Stampede Board and the Federation of Calgary Communities. The Edmonton group, which ran a sweepstake on the outcome of the Canadian Derby in September, made a 1970 net profit of on tickets. The sweepstake will be this year. The Calgary Exhibition prizes totalled and made a profit of with plans to double prize money in l'J71. The federation loltery featured prizes totalling Other lotteries planned for this year include one by Thea- tre Calgary with cars and tel- evision scls .13 prizes and the Calgary Kinsmen with prize money totalling Lelh- briclgc and lied Deer also plan sweepstakes. Main criticism in Alberta comes from Mary English, a housewife who travelled across Canada for a number of years urging legalization of lotteries. She was disap- pointed that none of the Al- berta proceeds were going lo hospitals and medical re- search. In British Columbia, where there is no provincial govern- ment lottery and no plans Lo establish one, licensing of lot- teries has been in effect since April 21, 1970. Lotteries allow bir.go, draws and such, organ- ized by charitable and reli- gious organizations. Si'iewheeler churns river for lusl lime NEW YORK (AP) The Alexander Hamilton, last of the Hudson River sidewhee- lers, has made her firal voy- age, ending a steamboat era that began with Robert Ful- ton's Clcrmont 164 years ago. "They they will never see her like said Ed- ward M- Grady, captain of the Hamilton, as he haueld on a brass pull lo sound the power- ful tenor steam whistle in an- swer to salutes from other vessels. About 100 members of the Steamboat Historical Society were among the passen- gers aboard Monday for the final trip up the river to Poughkeepsie and back with stops at Bear Mountain and West Point. y, Stplimbtr Wl THE lETHBRIDGl HERALD Borowski must go pear as lie has been in (lie past a jellyfish and Mr. Borow- ski should be fired from the cabinet." WINNIPEG (CP) Opposi-1 he finds them repugnant, then lion Leader Sidney Spivak basilic must now and not ap- calicd on Premier Etf Kchrnyt-r lo fire his highways minister for what he lermed "an abso- lute abuse of his privileges as a minister." Mr. S'pivak was referring at a news conference to an intcr- i departmental memorandum is- sued last week by Highways Minister Joe Borowski, urging all employees to terminate cnn-1 tribulioiis to th: United Way of Grcaler Wiunincn and the Mount Carmcl Clinic. Mr. Dorowski accused Ihe clinic of acting as an abortion referral agency for doctors in i New York state. j Mr. Spivak said the highways minister's actions have lo be' dealt with by Mr. Schreycr, who I has the choice of condoning the actions or finding them rcpug- The Hamilton will be re- nant. I; placed next year by a twin- screw, disel-powered excur- sion boat. WILDFIRES RE 4 GMJSf OFPOLtUnON "ff he condones (hem he is no better than the minister the Conservative leader said. 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