Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, September 26, 1974 THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD 29 20-25 per cent hike over 973 Price for Christinas toys to rise CAREER OPPORTUNITIES TORONTO (CP) Christ- mas toys and decorations will cost 20 to 25 per cent more than last year, says Robert Weill, president of the Cana- dian Toy Manufacturers Association. Mr. Weill, vice-president and general manager of Double-Glo of Canada Ltd., blamed scarcity and higher costs of raw materials, new government regulations and the high cost of money. He said bilingual packaging regulations have added to costs and caused some export problems. Total costs might run as high as million. The regulations, originally intend- ed only for the food and drug industry, have been extended to all packaged goods. One Toronto company has eliminated writing on such toys as dump trucks, thus also avoiding the difference of ter- minology between Canada and Britain. Mr. Weill said the industry Socred leader raps gov't on grain dispute Natural gas exports cut has also been hurt by a tem- porary lowering of tariffs by the federal government and what he terms an unfair appli- cation of federal sales tax. Although it is a popular way to fight inflation, Mr. Weill said lower duties force manufacturers to re-examine import policies and perhaps sacrifice Canadian production to cheaper foreign toys. He said the 12-per-cent fed- eral sales tax is applied to im- ports when they enter the country before importers' proiit and overhead are added to the cost. But Canadian manufac- turers have to pay the sales tax on a price which includes their overhead and profit, thus adding to the final price paid by the consumer. Although toy-related ac- cidents have never been serious, he said, manufac- turers have established a safe- ty code to eliminate such dangers as flammable materials, sharpness, and tox- icity in paints and lead. But when a manufacturer buys expensive non- flammable materials, the con- sumer pays for it, he said. While advertising is neces- sary to permit sufficient volume to make cheaper toys possible, Mr. Weill said, "it is never our intention to influence the children." "The parents must be the contact for any purchases." About people are em- ployed in the toy and decora- tion industry which has sales of about million annually. EDMONTON (CP) Werner Schmidt, Alberta Social Credit Party leader, Wednesday levelled sharp criticism at the federal government for its "bungling" of the current grain handlers dispute which has tied up grain delivery. "The government, by open- ly and publicly endorsing the Perry arbitration award, made any further negotiations (in the dispute) Mr. Schmidt said in a news release. "The federal govern- ment simply made a farce of negotiation procedures." He said the dispute will add about million to of undelivered grain for each month the grain remains un- delivered. And the longer the dispute continues, the higher the monthly figure because of the increasing number of bushels of grain that will not be delivered. Estimates show about 60 million bushels of grain have been delayed in shipment as a result of the grain handlers dispute, Mr. Schmidt said. With storage costs at one cent per bushel and interest at three cents per bushel, the ad- ditional cost of undelivered grain is about million. Added to this is about million a month for payment to ships waiting in harbor to be loaded, he said. "If our government was really concerned about inflation, surely it would recognize the futility of the adversary confrontation approach, particularly when the government takes a posi- tion with regard to one or the other side. Such an approach only adds to inflation and en- courages disputes and strikes. "Let us hope that the government has learned from this and will not repeat the mistake again." Sign pact TORONTO (CP) Noranda Mines Ltd. says it has signed an agreement to purchase a SSVz-per-cent interest in Frialco, an international con- sortium owning 51 per cent of the bauxite mining company known as Friguia in the Republic of Guinea, West Africa. proposal under protest SEATTLE (AP) The state department has issued a protest to a Canadian plan for cutting natural gas exports to the Northwest, Washington state's two senators said yesterday. Democratic Senators Henry Jackson and Warren Magnuson said they urged Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to take action because the Canadian cut would damage the area's economy. In a letter to the senators, the department said it has re- quested the Canadian govern- ment to distribute the gas shortage among all customers on both sides of the border. The proposed curtailment, the department said, "would result in U.S. consumers in the Pacific Northwest bearing the entire burden of the pro- jected shortfall in gas supplies." British Columbia Premier Dave Barrett said last week the expected shortage of natural gas this winter would not be shared by Canadians. But he did say the fuel would no longer be used at the province's large Burrard Inlet thermal plant in Vancouver, freeing about 50 million cubic feet of gas for Northwest use. The Canadian government also raised tie price of ex- ported natural gas by 66 per cent. That increase means residential customers in Washington can expect a 15- per-cent price boost or about a month beginn- ing in November, says the Washington Natural Gas Co. Magnuson, calling for equitable treatment, said "the Northwest gas consumer has directly financed the largest part of Canada's present gas production capability." "I am hopeful the Canadians will respond favorably to the state department's overtures." Nearly two-thirds of the gas used in the Northwest comes from B.C. SALESPERSON REQUIRED FOR PAPER COMPANY Room for advancement, all company benefits. Apply in person to a.m. and to p.m. 312 4th Street South, Lethbridge MAINTENANCE PERSON Required immediately for Business Block in Lethbridge To 327-6747 SALES CAREER STEEL We are rapidly growing steel service center that requires a sales person to cover the local Lethbridge and Provincial area. Applicants must have sales experience and a knowledge of the steel industry. Apply in writing including a personal resume to: Gerald W. Varzari, VARSTEEL LTD., P.O. Box 434, Lethbridge, Alberta. Help Wanted Argon Welders Sheet Metal Journeymen Sheet Metal Helpers Construction Laborers Apply CHARLTON HILL LIMITED 1262- 2nd Ave.S. Phone 328-3388 LOBLAWS requires permanent, full-time Journeymen MEAT CUTTERS SC95 Rate D per Hour All Company Benefits, Dental Plan, etc. Apply: L-MART COLLEGE MALL ALBERTA LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION requires a full-time Secretary-Manager, with the office to be located preferably in Calgary or Red Deer. 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