FTC Ruling on 'Cents Off Labeling Said Ineffective By G. DAVID WALLACE Associated Press Writtr WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Trade Commission's proposed regulation of "cents off" labels would police manufacturers rather than retailers. Rep. Benjamin S. Rosenthal, D-N.Y., chairman of a House consumer subcommittee, says it won't work. The FTC published its regulations Tuesday under the Vk- year-old Fair Packaging and Labeling Act to cover all consumer items except food, drugs and cosmetics. The remaining items are be covered under similar regulations due to be published soon by the Food and Drug Administration. The FTC required that the savings represented in "cents off" labels must be legitimate and must amount to at least 8 per cent. The regulation also restricts "cents off" promotion! to a one-month duration and a maximum of three in a 12-month period. . "That provision does not provide any protection for the consumer at all," said Rosenthal. "No manufacturer goes into the store to see if the retailer is selling the product as he should." Rosenthal said the FTC would have been better off proposing the regulations under its power to ban deceptive practices. But an FTC spokesman said the Fair Packaging Act specifi- cally directed the agency to Issue regulations under the acl and specified that they be directed at manufacturers. The spokesman said the FTC is prepared to move in under its powers to curb deceptive practices if it turns out that manufacturers are not policing the retailers. The FTC gave interested parties 60 days to comment on the proposals. A hearing is due. Swedes Turn to Cycle* STOCKHOLM - The sale of ig m o t o r c y c l e s is increasing rapidly in Sweden. The number registered exceeds 50,000, and sales in 1970 are expected to top those of 1969 by 75 per cent GRAND OPENING PLANNED -- Grand opening of Beetham's Auto Sales at its new location, the corner of 25 Street and 8th Avenue is scheduled Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The dealership handles Saab and NSU autos and has service facilities for import and domestic automobiles as well as a used car lot. (Tribune photo by John Dugan) Thurs., May 21, 1970 GREELEY TRIBUIS'E Page. 13 Chinese Missile Indicates ICBM Capabilities Hearing I-AS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) A second object -- part of the final stage of a powerful missile -- is preceding Communist China's first satellite through space and indicates the Chinese have the potential to launch an ICBM soon, Assistant Secretary of Defense Daniel Henkin said Tuesday. 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