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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 28 UnWIIDW MRAID W.dnoiday, Seplembir 15, 1971 Tlwnt definitely Consumer twl playing fair Bad cheques becoming problem for business UllllUllg 1 UNITED NATIONS (CD -Secretary-General U T h a n 1 made it unequivocal Monday: Under no circumstances will he remain in the otlice he has held for the last 10 years alter Dec. 31. Thant, addressing what he expected to be his last news conference as secretary-general, said: "I will not serve beyond my present term even Tor a period of two years, or one year or two months." In other matters, Thant said lie hopes China will be invited into the LIN this year, but admitted it is impossible at this moment to predict that Peking will join. He also said he expects the divided countries of the world, Germany. Korea and Vietnam, to be invited into the world organization next year. The 61-year-old Burmese diplomat spoke almost 10 years to the day after his predecessor. Dag Hammarskjold, was killed in a plane crash in The Congo. CHANCES ARE BRIGHTER Thant said China's chances of being admitted this year are much brighter than a year ago. "Tilings are moving very fast but it is unpredictable what will happen between now and the (General Assembly) China de-bnfe in mid-October." He said some governments have told him that they would not make up their minds on this matter until the eve of the debate. Intense activity continues here on the question of the seating of the Chinas. U.S. Ambassador George Bush has seen more than 100 of the 128 representatives here as he seeks support for the attitude that both China's should be represented, perhaps with the Communists in the Security Council seat. The traditional Albanian resolution, which has been submitted for debate, calls for expulsion of the Nationalist and the Beating of the Communists. Thant said Gunnar Jarring, (lie UN's Middle East envoy, will be here next week to begin talks with foreign ministers coming for the opening of the General Assembly. But he said there is little use in Jarring resuming his mission until there is a positive response to his initiative of early this year. Tin's called lor Israeli withdrawal from captured Arab territory. He also administered a slap UUdV Ihe Soviet Union and Israel when a reporter asked him about Israeli attempts to gain lu's support for the emigration of .lews from the Soviet Union, lie said everybody has the right to leave a country he does not want to remain in. And ev-orvfoody had the right to return to his own country. Tims the Jews should he allowed to leave the Soviet Union and the Palestine Arab refugees who fled what now is Israel more than 20 years ago should be allowed to return to their homeland, Thant also said he is unhappy with the impoverished financial conditions IIP leaves lire (CP) Bad cheques are becoming an increasing problem for bioiness, says the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Toronto. What it add up to, says is LhaL the consumer is not playing fair with business. Tom Rimmer, (he bureau's vice-president, said in an interview it >s mostly small businesses that are plagued cheques. He said the proprietor of a Toronto dry cleaning establishment complained to the bureau thai he receives an average of 250 bad cheques a month. Mr. Rimmer estimated about eight million worthless cheques are passed annually in Canada. The merchant, he said, has almost no means at his disposal U> curh (he tide of phoney cheques. "In this age of consumerism, a customer u outraged if a merchant will not accept a cheque. The customer claims he has an honest face. But there is no such thing anymore." It is difficult to obtain a conviction for passing worthless cheques, said Mr. Rimmer, because the person pressing charges must prove the cheque writer deliberately set out to obtain merchandise or services through fraud. The bureau frequently receives complaints from merchants about the had cheque problem but can only appeal lo the consumer "to give merchants a fair break." "The consumer, after all, screams bloody murder if he has been treated badly by a merchant." Last Feuiuary, the bureau's board of directors issued a policy statement condemning "Ihe growing tendency on the part consumers to issue worthless cheques in payment of goods and services and lo step payment on others." The statement said the bureau asks "in all the consumer to show more consideration and fair play towards all merchants, who slier all, are extremely strong pillars of our economy and arc being badly dealt with." law Loo claim business By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Diircan OTTAWA The Canadian Chamber of Commerce says new taxation legislation is so complex it will be difficult lor many taxpayers to fill in their tax returns without professional assistance. The chamber made Ihc statement in a special brief present to Finance Minister Edgar Benson here. Roy F. Bennett, vice chairman of the group's executive council, said the language in the new law is much loo involved. Many taxpayers will not be able to understand their own tax position without getting additional help. However, H. P. Crawford, another chamber mien told Mr. Benson his group was pleased that only half of gains in income rather than all capital gains will be taxed. And he said he supported tax cuts for low income workers as this served a useful purpose in helping to stimulate the economy. The chamber is also pleased at the government's decision to remove federal and estate gift taxes. But officials said they hope Ihe provinces will not act to frustrate this new policy. Neverthe less, the chamber continued to hammer away at the vagueness of many regulations. It said the absence of some regulations made if difficult to analyze the proposals and criticize them STURGEON FALLS, Out. (CP) Striking French-speaking students at Sturgeon Falls secondary school are determined to stay out of classes until their demands for separate French- and English-language institutions are met. And they promise more trouble if they are forced back inside the school, which serves both the French-speaking majority and English-speaking minority in this community 20 miles east of North Bay. Jean SI. Louis, 17-year-old lerder of the student strike which began on the Sept. 7 scheduled opening day for the fall lenn, said Tuesday the striking students "will stay out. side" and try to convince protest other students to join them. Mr. St. Louis said that if striking students "have to give hi and we are forced to go back, we can cause a lot more trouble from inside the school." "We can tio things like having all students come in late and then 400 students will have to go to the office for a late slip." While about 400 students and parents picketed the schcol here Tuesday, students at North Bay's Ecole Secondaire Alcon-quin and Sudbury's Macdonald-Cartier secondary schools held protest inarches Ln support of the Sturgeon Falls students. Nipissing school hoard rejected some time ago a proposal by Uie Francophones to build on separate school for the English-speaking students and instead approved a S2.2-million extension to the existing school. Highway con tract set OTTAWA (CP) Keen Industries Ltd. of Fort Nelson, B.C., las been awarded a contract lor reconstruction of two and one-quarter miles of Ihe Alaska Highway at the Pacific Grcal Eastern railway crossing in British Columbia. fl) fTi> F Available from coasl to coast in Canada through all Simpsons-Sears stores and catalogue sales offices, this very special offer is the sincerest effort Simpsons-Sears can make to bring you merchandise B that combines fine quality with the lowest possible price. SIMPSONS-SEARS SAVE How big and bright can a colour TVbe? And brighter than you thought possible. With easy tuning, easy viewing, THANT 10 years in office organization. The UN has a crushing debt that is the rrsult of peacekeeping efforts over the years, in the Middle East, The Congo and Cyprus. He said The Congo operation in the 1960s cost the UN million and 200 lives. The Middle fast force that died in 19G7 still had a debt of 519 million to be paid. The Cyprus force, still in operation and including Canadian forces, was million in debt. He said that while the financial problem will be No. 1 priority for the new secretary-general, the matter of peacekeeping must also be solved. The United States and the Soviet Union over the last 3'-'z years have not able to agree on how a peacekeeping force should be financed and supervised. Canada has striven hard to find a compromise that would satisfy both, but so far to no Aircraft industry keeps town alive GEMLI, Alan. (CP) A grow- ing demand for commuter air- craft and a hefty provinciaJ loan arc helping to keep this town of on the aviation map. The town, 65 miles north of Winnipeg, was a major air training centre from 1943 until last month when the Canadian Armed Forces completed with- drawal of the BOO personnel in its 1 air training school. Nixon urged to eiid imports duty WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon was urged by some farm leaders Tuesday to end the supplementary I0-per-ccnt US. duty on imports as soon as possiblc. His deputy press secretary, Gerald L. Warren, reported on the W-minutc session on eco- nomic policy with the group and said there was discussion of [ears by some agriculture rep- resentatives that indefinite con- tinuation of the duty could lead to trade retaliation against the United Slates. The farm leaders, Warren eaid, "agreed to s man there should be a follow-up proce- dure" to retrain U.S. wages and prices when the current freeze expires. PAKISTANI QUITS POST LONDON (Renter) A high- ranking diplomat with the Paki- stani mission in Nigeria said here Monday lie has left his post and switched his allegiance to the East Pakistan separatist movement. Mohiuddin Ahmed .laigirdar, head of chancery at the Pakistani mission in Lagos since HI70, said he left Nigeria and flrw lo Saturday. He will seek asylum in Britain. The base new is a provincial- ly-operatcd industrial park and one of its principal tenants is Saunders Aircraft Corp., manu- facturers of the ST-27 aircraft. The three-year-old company, formerly based in Montreal, stalled in an bandoned armed forces hangar last January. With the aid of more than .SI I million in loans from Ihe Mani-1 lob a Development Corp., (he province's industrial loan! agency, it has turned out the I first production airplane in t Manitoba since the S'ccond World War. CARRIES 20 PASSENGERS j The first ST-27, a 20- passenger plane, rolled off Ihe j production line in mirl-AIarnli. By Nov. the company expects j to produce its third Manitoba-1 assembled aircraft. Company President William Kelly says Saunders has orders for [our of the 240-mile-per-hour aircraft and prospective ens-! lomcrs for four others, i .Sales prospects for (lie short- take-off-and-landing plane an-1 excellent, he says, since few airlines are equipped lo hnndle the growing short-hop business, j The ST-27, which ils passengers in nearly years in intc July. days only, easy This is colour TV family-size-315 sq. inches life-like colour lhat's yours at the touch of a switch. New slide controls make gelling a clear, crisp picture easier than ever. Automatic Finn Tuning locks in the best colour. True-lo-life flesh tones are yours automatically. Instant Start brings you pic- lure and sound in 10 seconds flat. Choose from romantic Spanish or dramatic Contem- porary styled cabinets-each an achievement in fine craftsmanship t-ha! will complement your home. Picture tube, Inner, and copper circuit board guaranteed for full 2 years. Make ywir choice now. A. SPANISH STVLlNG-Bold carving afld henvy shadows creale the Old World look. In Pecan veneers and solids, B. CONTEMPORARY STYLE-An elegant concept in modern design with bea-ulil'til Walnut Woodgrain finish. Three days only Spanish 98 Ask about Sim Protection Man. Reg. Call 328-9231 (LOCAL 257) STORE HOURS: Open Daily 9 a.m. lo p.m. Wednesday 9 a.m. la p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. lo 9 p.m. Village Telephone 32B-9231 ;