Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Devaluation sparks battle in Australia SYDNEY, Australia (Reuter) A political storm developed Wednesday over Prime Minister Gough Whitlarn's Labor govern- ment's announcement that the Australian dollar has been de- valued by 12 per cent. The Liberal opposition, ousted by Labor 21 months ago, attacked Whitlam and his administration in Parliament in Canberra about a leak to the news media, giving away the precise details of devalua- tion five hours before the prime minister made his of- ficial announcement. Opposition Leader Bill Snedden demanded an im- mediate investigation into how the premature disclosure occurred and the extent and effect of speculation in the Australian dollar in European and North American markets. Moose Jaw population on decline MOOSE JAW (CP) A preliminary population count released Wednesday by Statistics Canada indicates a decline of in this city's population in the past three years. The report, part of a 1972 census test, says Moose Jaw's population declined to in 1974 from in "1971. The census test included towns, villages, and municipalities in three areas in Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec. The report indicates the population of rural areas in the province also dropped, with only seven out of 53 centres in the Moose Jaw area showing an increase. One village, Tuxford, lost 52 persons in the three year period, decreasing its popula- tion to 101 from 153. The prime minister rejected any inquiry. He accused the opposition leader of fabricating a scandal tor political purposes. Whitlam told a news confer- ence in Canberra the basic- purpose of the devaluation was to make it easier to sell Australian goods abroad. "I believe this decision will give an immediate boost to general business he said. "It will safeguard the jobs of Australian workers who may be threatened by im- port competition. It will reduce unemployment." Devaluation provided an im- mediate boost to the slumping Sydney stock market, which made its biggest day's gain in more than four years with the index leaping just over 19 points. A little more than four hours after the official an- nouncement, New Zealand devalued its dollar by nine per cent. The announcement by Finance Minister Robert Tizard in Wellington said the move had been forced by the Australian action. Wrong man wounded in shooting BUENOS AIRES (Reuter) Ricardo Emilio Nipoti, 44, a wealthy landowner, was shot and seriously wounded Tuesday ,by a guerrilla itself the People's Revolutionary Army apparently mis- took him for his brother-in- law, an army major, Argen- tine police sources said Wednesday. BEGAN IN 1866 The first wood pulp in North America was made in 1866 at Valleyfield, Que. Thursday, September 26, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 27 New cancer out-patient clinic ready in 1976 EDMONTON (CP) A new cancer out patient clinic may be operating in Calgary by late summer of 1976, Dr. Neil MacDonald. executive direc- tor of the provincial cancer service, said Wednesday. Dr. MacDcnald told the an- nual meeting of the Alberta Medical Association that Health Minister Neil Craw- ford has assured him that the clinic to provide radiation and other therapy for southern Albertans is considered a high government priority. Dr. MacDonald said in an interview later that ex- perience with out-patient wards at the W. W. Cross Cancer Institute here shows that the majority of non- surgical cancer patients can be treated without staying in hospital. The new Calgary clinic would replace the existing overcrowded facility and would provide 20 day-care beds and 16 out-patient ex- amination rooms. The new centre would be located adjacent to the University of Calgary medical building, while the existing clinic would be used for ex- panded psychiatric services at Holy Cross Hospital. Fuzzy trio This fuzzy trio of barn owl chicks were discovered nesting in the man-made structure of Puttullo Bridge in Vancouver. They were turned over to the city's Stanley Park zoo and should be flying within two months. Weed harvest poorest yet WABAMUM (CP) A weed harvesting program at Lake Wabamum, 40 miles west of Edmonton, has produced the poorest harvest in three years. Calgary Power Ltd., which co ordinates the program, reports tons of weeds were recovered from the lake during the three month harvest which ended Labor Day weekend. This compares with more than tons cleared away last year, and tons harvested in 1972. A spokesman for Calgary Power said observed weed growth in the lake is in a low growth cycle this year. 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