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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta No cheering for fledgling WFL Majestic migrants in Magrath One sure sign of spring is migratory birds re- turning north. Left, some whistler swans walk in the ice of a slough between Magrath and Dot Bonita. Bot- tom, jbe swans take off as Hcrirfd Bill Right, spread Yhelr huge wings in flight. photographer, birds OTTAWA (CP) The deci- sion of three National Football League players to join Toronto Northmen may have left the football world agog, but Health Minister Marc Lalonde was unimpressed Legislation banning the operation of U S football leagues in Canada will be introduced before Easter despite the weekend signing of the three Miami Dolphins players by the World Football League team, he told reporters Monday. The announcement that Larry Csonka, Paul Warfield and Jim Kiick nave agreed to terms with the Toronto franchise only strengthened Mr Lalonde's resolve to keep the WFL out of Canada Runners., chiefs act as middlemen ASMARA (AP) African runners and tribal chiefs are acting as .middlemen in negotiations for the release of two Canadian and three United States oilmen held by Indians to wait OTTAWA (CP) James Bay Indians will have to. wait to launch court action seeking a permanent injunction against the Quebec government's power project in Northern Quebec, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today. The court said legal action arising from a temporary in- junction must first be settled in the Quebec Court of Appeal. guerrillas in northern Ethiopia. The Entrean Liberation Front captured the men, four of whom are employees of the 'Tenneco Oil Co last Tuesday when their helicopter went down in rugged canyon country during a storm. There are no roads in the area, and it is controlled by the guerrillas who for 10 years have been fighting the Ethiopian government. "All travel is on foot and only the locals have free said Edward Burtchaell, project manager for Tenneco Ethiopia Inc., who is negotiating for the release of the men. "They might come out with the tribal Burtchaell said "They might simply be dumped alongside some road and told to find their own way back to Asmara. Or we might have to negotiate some more." Mr. Lalonde said the signings proved the government's contention that operation of U.S. football leagues in Canada would eventually destroy the Canadian Football League. If team owner John Bassett Jr. felt the signing of the members of Miami's NFL champion team would apply" pressure to members of Parliament and the government, he may have made a counter-productive move, Mr. Lalonde said "I don't think you can buy MPs that way." Once the proposed legislation banning U.S. leagues in Canada comes before the Commons, the government will proceed with it as quickly as possible. As well as kicking the Northmen out of Canada, the bill also will prevent establishment of an NFL team in the stadium being constructed for the 1978 Olym- pics in Montreal. Mr Lalonde said the signings, reported to be worth more than million to the players over three years, will not squeeze MPs Into opposing the bill. Although the government has made its intention clear, it still is not known what reception the football bill will receive from opposition members in the Commons. Some Progressive Con- servatives, mainly from the Toronto area, have expressed opposition to the proposed legislation. See earlier itory, Page ft. Comics ........10 District..........3 Family...........13 Markets Sports .......8, 9 Theatres......... 7 TV ......7 Weather.......3 LOW TONIGHT 25 -HIGH WEDNESDAY SO SUNNY Snakes, dogs join Brazil flood exodus in the partially Rio Grande do Suit RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuter) Rattlesnakes and packs of ravenous dogs today joined the human exodus to escape the worst floods in Brazilian history. The snakes and dogs added new horror for tens of thou- sands of starving survivors from the floods which have left more than persons homeless in 10 states. Officials say the death toll may reach but reports from stricken areas tell of thousands of persons- missing or buried in the mud and troops piling victims into mass graves. Police in the partially-de- stroyed Rio Grande do Sul city of Tores said rattlesnakes joining the rush for high ground have killed five persons. And a 19-year-old girl in the city had part of a leg ripped off by a pack of hungry dogs before she was rescued by troops. The Brazilian government has so far only decreed a 10- million cruzeiros (about million) loan to the flood same amount granted to the national soccer team for its World Cup defence preparations this year. BLOOD GAS ROYALTIES UP The a at gw of the the royalty wfflprtSiy Increase to a per. esat wttftdrtWiariiaTClMrfM tied to the walftam price ef aaHfal gas. The royalty tow ranges between aadll par cent oa cas and Its by-products. Mr. Moore saw be royalty will be, set at S par cant, although he stressed no official jnnouncemeat has yet been made. gpm takea fMaji Ike Lesaavt Butte Beld southwest of Ca whart the reserve hat Ms ttmbsr The pool afreemeat bscweaa ne er rigNs. per ctirt royalty on 41 par cent of the fas taken from the field. Ed Fox, Blood hand manager, said today Indians have been asking for a royalty increase since the Alberta goveromeat started negotiations with the federal government on oil and gas pricing. The rate on reserves should be similar to the royalty assessed by the provincial government, Mr. Fox said. Milk cost hike angers South By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer A three-cent increase in the retail price of a quart of milk, to be administered so producers win receive the full benefit, has been sternly criticized by Southern Alberta producers and processors. Producers claim the increase, announced Monday by the Alberta Public Utilities Board, is too small to help them. And processors claim it will actually cost them money. Effective April 15, homogenized milk will increase to 38 cents a quart from 35, two per cent milk will go to 36 cents from 33 and skim milk will 'be 32 cents a quart, up from 29 cents. Under the pay structure, the Public Utilities Board studies briefs presented by the dairy industry requesting price increases. The set by the hoard are nummums. Milk processors will now have to pay farmers per hundred pounds of Class 1 milk, an increase of per hundred pounds. Class 2 milk, used to manufacture cheese, ice. cream and skim milk, will- increase to per hundred pounds from Al Wiggins, manager of Silver-wood Dairies Ltd. in Lethbridge, said this morning processors in the province will lose money with the new milk price increase. Dairies process 38.8 quarts from 100 pounds of milk, he said. The dairies now receive Storm kills ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) Tornadoes, high winds and severe thunderstorms -that ripped across the United States southeast Monday night and early today have left three persons dead, scores injured and heavy property damage. from the wholesale price of 38.8 quarts cf milk. After April 15, they will receive an increase of for every 38.8 quarts of milk processed. But the dairies must pay the farmers 20 per 100 pounds (38 8 quarts) after April 15 an increase of per 100 pounds. The dairies will lose 24 cents for every 100 pounds of milk processed because they must pay the farmers that much more for the raw milk than they will get through the increase wholesale milk prices Mr Wiggins said the price increase announced by the board was "a bad one It will cost us money." Producers expressed shock when told of the increase. Louis Pavan, producer representative to Palm DaiMes Ltd., said it is "pitiful." Farmers had asked the Public Utilities Board for a 10- cent-per-quart increase. Mr. Pavan said, "That is what we needed "We'll just have to ask for another price increase right Albert Kboy, president of the Lethbridge Milk Producers Association, said this morning the increase has been swallowed up long before the announced it. He said fanners pay for feed just to produce 100 pounds of milk. With the increase to 20 per hundredweight, that leaves only 20 to operate the farm, pay labor and attempt to make a living. "It just isn't enough." Mr Pavan said it is time for the politicians to stop worrying about their votes and look after the welfare of the dairy fanners Terry Bocock of Edmonton, president of the Alberta Milk Producers Association, said he's afraid the increase won't be enough to keep producers in the business. The local producers agreed ECM seeks patcfi for U.S. row LUXEMBOURG (Reuter) Common Market ministers have been unable to patch up their differences on how to end Europe's political row .with the United States. The ministers tried Monday night to find a formula to im- Chou En-lai mocks 'generation of peace9 By JOHN BURNS Special to The Herald PEKING Premier Chou En-lai Monday publicly mocked President Nixon's claim to laying the foundation for a "generation of peace" a claim bated in part on the efforts Mr. Nixon has made to improve U.S. relations with China. revohmonary people do not at all believe in so-called lasting peace or a generation of Mr. Chou declared. "So long at Imperialism exists revolution and war are inevitable." The Chinese premier, at a state banquet for Cambodian Communist leader Khteu Samphan, did not mention Mr. Nixon by name. But the allusion was clear, and Is bound to be taken as an indication of a new reserve in Peking's attitude towards Washington. In recent months there have been a number of signs that have been interpreted as evidence of a cooling in the amiable relationship that developed after Nixon's visit here In February, 1971. U.S. officials claim to have Banned no rhmge hut tfiHr position may become more difficult to maintain with Mr. Chou nwktagreraarks that are so darely directed at the White House. The difference last Bight was that the premier was saying publicly, for aa international audience, what has hitherto rationale for domestic coasumpttea. The easy conclusion would be that this was a response to the political campaign, but there was no sign in Mr. demeanor relaxed, outgoing, and food-bomored that there have been any extraordinary pressures for a change In foreign policy. References to the U.S. rote hi .mbodia have never been M guarded and last night was no exception. The premier said that the U.S. to attempted to save the "tottering puppet regime'' of Lqn Nol with massive economic and Military assistance, but asserted that sotamg Washington could do wouM pteoeut an eventual victory by the The spsecMs at Cue banquet also confirmation that Caiaese aid to Cambodian laeurfonts continues. Mr Chou spoke of Peking's determination to continue giving "all-out support and assistance" to the rebels, and Mr. Samphan declared that bis forces have "all along received unqualified and sincere support and multiform assistance" from the Chinese, Samphan's visit to Peking is Us first, and offers the Chinese leaders an opportunity to seize np the man who could one day be the strong man of a Communist Cambodia'. A handsome man in his raid-forties, be made his mark last night with a speech in which be stressed .the Insurants' determination to fifht oa until thr US. cads all forms of assistance to the Panom Penh government and leaves to Cambodian question for the Cambodians themselves to aettle-a formula that does not absolutely rule but a com- promise with Lon Nol. prove transatlantic relations, which plunged to a new low last month after the community decided to open a wide-ranging dialogue with Arab states. The meeting broke up well after midnight, and the minis- ters agreed to resume talking later today. But with France taking a particularly tough line on Eu- ropean-U.S consultation on major international issues, other members of the nine were not optimistic about the chances of a quick breakthrough. TheU.S reacted sharply to the market's Arab initiative, complaining it was not suf- ficiently consulted before the decision was taken. President Nixon said the Eutopean Community was ganging up on the united States. British sources said Britain has decided to jou In the dia- logue with the Arabs, as king as it does not harm U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger's Middle East peace efforts or cut across the recent Washington conference of major oil-consumer countries. with Mr. Bocock. Mr. Pavan said, "Maybe the government will come in with a subsidy program to give the producers the profit they need." Mr. Kooy said producers only want a fair share of the economy something they aren't getting now If they don't get a price where they can make a decent living, they just won't produce milk any more, he said. Reporter allegation checked OTTAWA (CP) Solicitor- General Warren Allmand said Monday he's investigating how that some Alberta reporters were being investigated for security reasons was leaked to the press. The minister made the statement in reply to questions in the Commons from Bill Khigftl (NDP Assituboia) who had called for an investigation into the alleged investigation. Mr Allmand continued to refuse to confirm or deny such an investigation took place. A Calgary newspaper reported the investigation of the reporters last week. Earlier Monday, Mr Knight unsuccessfully sought Commons approval of a motion that would have called on the government to establish a one-man judicial inquiry into activities of the RCMP "in their reported investigation of these individuals." UNION ORGANIZERS? The MP said that some of these reporters "have been involved in attempts to organize employees of Alberta newspapers into a trade union organization." Answering Mr Knight's questions, Mr. Allmand said he has asked the RCMP to find out in any of its members are guilty of infractions of the official secrets act through leaking information on the reporters. Outside the Commons, he said the government supports trade union organization. Any organization of newspaper employees would be under provincial jurisdiction. Arctic oil OTTAWA (CP) The "first major snow of crude oil in the Arctic Islands" was reported Monday and the federal government news release said this may be an indication that the important oil formations m Alberta and areas farther north extend into the Arctic. About town WWW Kiwsnis music festival adiudkater, WaMsr laasa, attempting to teach kindergarten-aged children how to curtsey Ted Scasuiasgel teUtag bis latest Watergate Joke the ghost of President Lincoln tell lag President Nixon be should take his mind off Watergate by taking his wife to the theatre. ;