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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Basford answers critics of competition measure QUEBEC (CP) Consumer Affairs Minister Ron Basforei rejected today business criti- cism lhat (he new federal com- petition bill is a "radical depar- ture" from policy proposed by Die Economic Council of Canada in a report. Mr. Basford told the annual Canadian Chamber of Com- merce meeting the bill, now be fore Parliament, "flows d rectly" from two main rccom mendations in the 1969 report: the law on restrictivi agreements such as price-fixinL Dr bid-rigging, price mainte nance and misleading advertis ing be clarified, vigorously en forced, subjected to substantia grain movement needed Hegina (CP) An "all-out" movement of grain will be needed during the next three months if Canada is to meet current sales commitments, A. M. R u n c i m a n of Winnipeg, chairman of the Canada Grains Council, says. Grain shipments for the 1971- 72 crop year are off to a gocd start and may equal last year's record movements, Mr. Runci- man told a news conference. "We will need a grain move- ment, to at least the end of nav- igation on the Great Lakes, that will be beyond anything ever achieved or projected in the past." A similar heavy movement was required to the West Coast to meet commitments through Loblaw firms create real estate branch TORONTO (CP) Loblaw Companies says it has made a S27 million acquisition as part of a program aimed at creating a separate real estate corporation in the LoWaw group. The acquisition is Glenhuron Properties Ltd., a company with a leasehold interest in a large number of Loblaw Grocertcrias' stores. THE JOB YOU WANT The hardest job in the world is JooHng for a job. But there are Gome do's and don'ts that make Job huntinp easier. The October issue ol The Header's Digest looks at the problem of job hunting in depth; with some practical suggestions on writing your resume, how to answer job ads, preparing yourself lor the interview, and how to keep your spirit up while you job hunt. Before you go on your nest job interview get this helpful nine- point plan in the October issue of The Header's Digest. Vancouver, and heavy traffic could continue well into 1972 as a result of sales commitments already made. Mr. Runciman, who is also president of United Grain Grow- ers LU., said a sign of the DOS siblc heavy grain shipments was the recent announcemen by the Canadian wheat board 01 a "B" quota for barley. The quota provides for delivery by farmers of five bushels of bar- ley an acre in addition to the in- itial quota of three bushels ar acre. FARMERS NEED CASH Donald A. Dever, the council's secretary-general, said esti- mates are that Canada will ex- port 175 million bushels of bar- ley this year, with another 350 million bushels going into do- mestic markets. This would re- sult in a carryover of about 300 million bushels. Mr. Runciman, attending the council's semi-annual meeting, said farmers should not be "led down the alley of selling barley at firesale prices" because of exceptionally high yields and large stocks on farms this year. He said he realizes the pres- sure faced by some farmers to get cash but there are two ave- nues open to them which would be better than selling their grain at sharply reduced prices. One was to take a cash advance against grain on hand. The other was the actual market op- portunities available at local el- evators. Mr. Runciman said there is space in country elevators and delivery opportunities are far ahead of anything seen for many years at this time of year. Deliveries of all grains to country elevators during the first two months of the crop year were probably about 50 per cent higher than for the same period a year ago. The council is holding its first general meeting outside Winni- peg since it was formed three years ago. penalties, and kept in the crimi- nal law. other criminal offences in the existing Combines Inves- tigation Act, which the competi- tion bill would replace, be dealt with through a competitive- practices tribunal which would decide on the basis of economic analysis whether mergers and other business practices were healthy. He said the tribunal isn't "a sanctioning body that, you will have to run to for approval at every turn." It could only make decisions after another party had requested an examination. The tribunal wouldn't have an approval role in mergers. Merg- ers would have to register with the tribunal but unless they were challenged, they wouldn't be a subject to examination and test. EXAMINE VERY FEW "Only a very small percen- tage of mergers would be exam- ined." Mr. Basford also said he be- lieves the bill contains the 'most workable and effective' means of dealing with harmful price discrimination. Critics who said the hill's provisions would preclude price advantages resulting from longer production runs had ov- ersimplified the problem. The cost of producing a unit de- pended on the volume going through the plant, not on the size of the order. "Savings from large orders arise elsewhere." Mi1. Basford promised plenty of time for businessmen to sug- gest improvements to the bill, jut he said government is firmly committed to the princi- ple. He hoped to begin reviewing RON BASFORD Hits Back Scientists set to roam Canada OTTAWA (CP) More than scientists from 115 coun- tries will roam Canada next summer, pausing Aug. 21-30 for the international geological con- gress. It. will be the largest scientific meeting ever held in Canada. More than 800 scientific papers, ranging from earth resources satellites to geology's effects on wine making, will be read at meetings in Montreal. Before and after the formal sessions, the scientists will make field trips from the Atlan- tic to the Pacific and into the high Arctic. To mark the event, 1972 is ex- pected to be proclaimed Earth Sciences Year by Governor- General Roland Michener who is patron of the congress. The congress, expected to cost >roposals for improvement in November, with amendments loving from constructive suggestions when the new ses- sion of Parliament, expected m January, began. The new policy was built round competition as the best means to achieve "our national objective of economic efficiency in a dynamic and growing econ- 3my." Government, like the Cco- nomic Council, didn't believe hat direct government control, detailed government regulation, or self-regulation by large in- lustrial uniLs would work. IN THE DBINK GREAT YARMOUTH, Eng- and (CP) A man walked into Norfolk hotel bar and ordered sweet his pet luck Fred which stood quacking t his side. While Fred sipped ic martini, his owner enjoyed cup of tea. Doctors advised on use of drug BANFF, Alta. (CP) Meth- adone replacement therapy, a controversial drug treatment for narcotic addiction, won't work if used by physicians in their offices, says Dr. John G. Read of Edmonton. egates were told here. Dr. Read said this lias hap- pened in California because of inadequate screening of patients before therapy began. Dr. Peler Coehn, a Calgary general practitioner, urged more than ifl million, is a co-op- erative effort of the federal and provincial governments, indus- try and the universities. TOPICS VARY WIDELY While minerals and their de- velopment will play a big part in deliberations, scientific pa- pers also will deal with environ- mental problems, continental drift, underseas mineral depos- its, urban engineering, planet geology and education. Italian scientists have come up with a paper on the effects of rock formations on the soil and the consequences for wine mak- ing. For the or more scien- tists, wives and chil- dren expected in Montreal, the major hotels have been taken over as living quarters. Hotel Bonaventure will be congress headquarters. In addition, 55 world organiza- tions dealing with the earth sci- ence will meet during the week-long conpress. The federal energy, mines and resources department and the Quebec mines and resources department are making most of the arrangements. Dr. R. E. Folinsbee of the University of Alberta is con- gress president with Paul Auger of the Quebec natural resources department as executive vice- president September 29, 1971 THE HERAID 19 A standard methadone tablet members to provide treatment I 111 f ft in p nethadone replacement sells on the street in Edmon- ton's illicit drug market for ?4.50, he said. Ten sales pro- duce enough income for the ad- such as me at an earlier stage of addiction than is generally possible now. He doesn't believe specialized treatment units for methadone diet to buy a dose of heroin. "The independent pracfeuig ha.ndle the actual physician, much as he might nuraber of like to, can't exert sufficient the doctor told dele- gates to the Alberta Medical Association convention. Dr. Read, co author of a re- cent scientific paper on heroin addiction, said practitioners who try to treat heroin users by the usual medical means of- ten fail because they can't exert necessary stringent cent r o 1 s over the addicts. Persona who use heroin arei highly untrustworthy and "man-1 private agencies and pay he said. 80 per cent of the cost was The drug, developed in Ger- i made .h.ere .fhe .welfare sub- fo m on Mtmlaiia urged to buy child care centres many, during the Second World committee of the Montana leg- War, is said to be a replace- islative council by Robert Wix. :nent medication that takes' Wix is administrator of the away an addict's craving for Deaconess Home for Children certain narcotics, especially heroin. However, many physicians are concerned about methadone use, mainly of dispensing it from their office. Persons have been known to falsely claim drug addiction to get methadone and have be- come addicted to it instead, del- 3 DAY way out EDMONTON (CP) Tile Ti short income tax form used by more than seven million Canadi- ans each year may be on the way out, Toronto tax expert Eric Ford says. Mr. ford, chairman of the Ca- nadian Institute of Chartered _, .._, Accountants tax course commit- HELENA, Mont. (AP) A an interview Mon. recommendation that the state I day night he thinks Ottawa is purchase child care services J "considering abandonment of one set of forms for all taxpay- ers.'' "Almost all taxpayers are going to be required to file re- turns that are slightly more complicated than the present Tl general form." But he said more complicated lax computation for business- men will mean higher prices for consumers. "Certainly for the business- man it's going to be more com- plicated. His costs will be higher as Ire will have to keep more records. Inevitably this mil be passed on to the consu- mer." Mr. Ford was Iwre to conduct a seminar for accountants. at Helena, one of two private child care facilities in the state. The other is Yellowstone Boys Ranch near Billings. Wix told the subcommittee the state should come up with a master plan to cover all pri- vate and public child care re- sources, including group and in- dividual foster homes. A Includes I boord, steel legv M r o m c wilh ff 1 HO SET V Ucslers. While PER SET losl 5ET _PEk, FANTASTIC SAVINGS ON KITCHEN SUITES EXAMPLE: Ranch Style See olheri in slotk for further lavingi. UNREAL VALUES ON BEDROOM SUITES 9. NOW i AS LOW AS I I .Includes Drcsier, Bed and SPANISH APARTMENT SIZE SPANISH. Reg. NOW MODERN. R.g. NOW l-x All Hove Triple Uresscri STOP AND COMPARE NO BIGGER SAVINGS ANYWHERE TOP QUALITY FURNITURE 100% GUARANTEED See these and many other tremendous values too numerous to mention at the 1801 3rd AVE. S. NEXT TO ANN'S FABRICS f'l M. PHONE 328-4811 OPEN THURSDAIT Till 9 P.M. Need more concern for safety CALGARY (CP) It's time trade unionists showed more concern in matters of health and safety, Donald Macdonald, president of the Canadian La- bor Congress, said here. "It is pointless for us (o ex- pend our energies in improving our conditions at work if we are to have all our progress wiped out by the hazards that lurk elsewhere." Addressing the organization's seventh biennial conference on health and safety, Mr. Macdon- ald said organized labor has just as big a stake in safety and health as it docs on the job. "For this reason, the con- gress encourages its federa- tions, labor councils and affi- liated unions to continue and to step up their active participa- tion in provincial and commu- nity safety councils." He reiterated slat e m e n t s made earlier in the conference by Joe Morris, CLC executive vice-president, who urged co- operation between labor, man- agement and government to help prevent accidents. The president also urged workers lo take a greater m- (cifst in safety away from their jobs. While there has been n slight downward trend in the falality column, lie said, the disabling injury figures are on the in- crease. i "There were more temporary disnbililics and more permanent disabilities in 1070 compared will] 1969. ineroflscd vigilance nnd a greater educational effort among our people is unmistak- ably ncccssnry if accident prc- venlion programs are to suc- ceed." HIGA'S FALL SALE ALL ITEMS MUST BE CLEARED! Sweaters Including SKI SWEATERS PRICE OVERCOATS Special Values 4Q.OO NOW ONLY I W MANY OTHER SPECIALS Af 30% '0 OFF SHIRTS Fancy Dress Shirli by Arrow, B.V.D., Van Huessen, 30% ,.50% Off FALL and WINTER JACKETS Variable Selection at: to f MEN'S SUITS VALUES TO 110.00 NOW ONLY 30 ,00 MEN'S SPORT COATS VALUES TO 60.00 NOW ONLY 20 .00 PANTS Dresl and Casual 30% o. SHOES Men's, Broken Sixes PRICE JEWELLRY CLEARANCE ALL WATCHES 15% 50% off ALL SUMMER JEWELLRY 50% Off LARGE SELECTION OF CUFFLINKS Price DON'T MISS OUR BARGAIN TABLE HIGA'S MEN'S BOY'S WEAR refunds o. 406 13th St. North >xchannos, Phone 327-7610 plociso. Open Thursday and Friday till 9 p.m. Alterations extra. AH sales final. No ;