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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The UtHbrtdge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 96 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 1973 10 CENTS SECTIONS 20 PAGES Leitch proposes new police act Helping hand Still on the bottle are these two rural resi- dents, but the iamb still needs a helping hand from 19-monlh-oId Bradley Plewes, son of Les and Fron Plewes of Magrafh. An abundance of lambs at many Southern Alberta farms are a sure sign that spring is here, heralding the ar- rival of another fuzzy friend, the Easter Rabbit, soon to be delivering his stockpile of surprises to toddlers. BILL GROENEN photo U.S. planes pound Reds SAIGON (AP) U.S. planes, including every available B-52 bomber in Southeast Asia, gave Communist forces in Cambodia their heaviest pounding of the war during the night as part of the U.S. campaign to force them into a ceasefire, reliable sources reported today. The sources compared the bombing to the attacks on Hanoi and Haiphong last De- cember that were aimed at forcing North Vietnam into a peace settlement- But the Com- munists in Cambodia are widely dispersed and have none of the industrial concentrations vul- nerable to air attack that the North Vietnamese had. No plans to sue Alberta Oil recovery- plan needed I The Canadian Press EDMONTON Unless some .sophisticated re- covery methods are devoloped in the future, two-thirds cf Alberta's total crude oil reserves may never be pro- duced, says the province's energy board in its annual repcrt. And a University of Alberta associate professor of petroleum engineering doubts such methods can be developed without the government taking a major role in research. The energy board's 1972 report, released Monday, said Alberta can only recover enough of its remaining oil reserves to last 17 years at the 1972 rate of pro- ductisn. This estimate does not include the billions of possibly recoverable oil in the Athabasca and Peace River oil sands. The report shows that the four billion barrels already produced are only one-third of Alberta's total conventional oil resources. The remaining 22 billion "presently unrecoverab'e." the report said, adding that it may. however, "be sub- jected to sophisticated recovery methods in future de- pending on demand, prices and technology." Peter Dranchuk, associate professor of petroleum engineering who has long studied secondary oil re- covery techniques, says decades of research are necessary before the problem can be solved. "The kind of research needed to find the answers might take 25 years, and even then we do not know if it will be economic from a monetary or energy point of he said. "Industry usually is not able to do more than make a token effort in research for projects which cannot be naid off in 10 years." Oil companies are handicapped by tackling the problem as individuals and keeping individual portions of information con- fidential which could be combined to provide a total solution, he said. "Research into secondary recovery and extract- ing oil from the oil sands is not child's play. "It will be a big factor in the destiny of this nation-" TORONTO (CP) Ontario has not looked into the possi- bility of bringing legal action against Alberta because of that province's intention of raising the price of its natural gas ex- ports, Justice Secretary George Kerr said Monday. He was responding to a ques- tion in the legislature from Lib- eral leader Robert Nixon who suggested that Alberta's pro- posed policy of charging one price in that province and a higher price to Ontario and eth- ers "may very well be uncon- stitutional." Vernon Singer Downsview) suggested that it could be "against the provisions of the British North America Act if one province should be regulation discriminate against inter-provincial trade, and par- ticularly direct that dis- crimination against another province." Re urged that the matter be placed before the justice de- partment's law officers for ad- vice as to its constitutionality. Mr. Kerr replied "thsre are still negotiations "goinf on be- 'tweeii Alberta -and Ontario Effd I think it may just be a little premature to answer the question today in that regard." COURTS SUGGESTED Donald MacDonald Toronto York South') asked if Tvlr. Kerr believed that the obli- gation rests "with the pipeline comDanies or eastern Ontario public utilities to take action in Pipeline case drags on Inside Classified 36-39 Comks 6 Family 14. 15 local News n. n Markets K Sports R, 9 Theatres 7 TV 7 Wcatiher 2 TONIGHT "Whan I was in Vietnam.. HIGH WKIX 53: WASHINGTON (AP) With its refusal to renew the Alaska pipeline case, the United States Supreme Court has postponed'a legal showdown over the project for at least several months. The next move is up to Con- gress, which is considering leg- islation to remove the right-of- wav restrictions imposed by a 1920 law. The Supreme Court's action Monday means that the sepa- rate issue of the prooosed pipe- line's environmental impacts, which mieht have been consid- ered simultaneously if the court had ordered it, now must wait its turn in court until Congress has completed action on the right-of-way aspect Spokesmen for the govern- ment, construction industry and environmental groups agreed the decision will" cause further delays Jn rhe csse. which already has dragged on Arms deal claim made From Rcnlcr-AP HAMBURG West German arms dealer Gucnthcr Leinhaeuscr said Monday night that Libya has made an arms deal with the outlawed Irish Re- publican Army. LcJnhaeuser. whose 2WMon vessel Claudia was detained last week off the Irish coast with a five-ton consignment of arms, said: "i was the middle man." in the courts for three years. In 1965. a huge oil field %vas discovered on Alaska's frozen Arctic shores. A group of oil companies asked the interior department in 1959 for per- mission to build an 800-mile pipeline across the federal gov- ernment's vast land holdings in Alaska. WOULD USE TANKERS The companies, now repre- sented by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.. want to transport the oil to a port on Alaska's southern coast, and from there by tanker ships to the U.S. West Coast. The environment groups look their case to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals here, on two main grounds: that the impact siElement gave insufficient con- sideration to an a'Mand pioe'ine route through Canada; and that 1920 Minsral Leasing Act allowed too narrow a right-of- way for of the huge, modern pipeline. GREAT CHANCE In Victoria. Premier Dave Barrett oC British Columbia saJd the court's decision is great opportunity for B.C. and Canada'' to make ii clear to the U.S. that the B.C. proposal to ship oil by rail out A new police act introduced in the legislature Mon- day "won't upset anything says Harold Vos- burgh, chairman of the city's police commission. Parts of the new act were tailored to meet the needs and help resolve the problems of "our northern he said Tuesday, but those same prob'ems do not exist in Leth- bridge. MORALE GOOD Morale on the local force is good, he said, and any prob- lems have been satisfactorily resolved in the psst. The new police act. to come into force July i, abolishes the present provincial police com- mission, establishes a law en- forcement appsal board, gives municipalities total jurisdiction in appointing local police com- missions and provides that i police chief in en Alberta com- munity of more than must be a Canadian citizen. Mr. VosbiT-gh said the local pclics commission recommsnd- ed against abolishing the pro- vincial police commission. He felt the provincial com- mission was abolished because it didn't have enough to do. There was a tremendous field in which the commission could hc-ve devoted its talents, such as upgrading police forces on a provincial scale, training and promotion. POLICE CONDUCT A11 o r n e y-Gsneral Merv Leitch, who introduced the bill, said its most important provis- ion concerns new methods cf dealing with complaints about the conduct of policemen. A police chief or the RCMP commanding officer would have the initial right to inves- tigate complaints about mem- bers of his force. All parties involved in the complaint would have the right to appeal the chiefs findings to a three-cnem- bsr law enforcement appeal board appointed by the cabinet for three-year terms. Mr. Vosburgh said they would also have the right to appeal to the local police commission. Duties of the present provin- cial police commission would be taken over by the appeal board and a director of law en- forcement. His duties will be to promote crime prevention and police efficiency, conduct research, improve training and selection standards for police- men and develop community relations programs. The director would also serve as a consultant to the attorney- general on crime prevention end law enforcement and, on request, to municipal police police commissions and police chiefs. The board is to report annu- ally to the attorney-general on number and nature of in- vestigations, hearings and in- quiries that it held and other such matters as the cab- inet may RUBBER STAMP Under the 1971 Police Act. said Mr. Vosburgh, the a 11 o r n e y-general appointed three members to local police commissions and council ap- pointed two. The attorney-general was just a rubber stamp for the mayor, anyway, he said, so the act was changed to allow all commis- sion members to be appointed by council. Municipalities with a popula- tion of 1.500 or mere must have a local police commission un- less policed by the RCMP. The new act also removes the cabiact's authority to establish a provincial police force. Mr- Leitch said it was felt the legislature should be the one to make the decision the courts for breach of existing contracts by the Alberta gov- ernment." Mr. Kerr replied if there are private agreements in existence with Alberta "certainly their re- course would bs to the courts. "But again I don't want to give any definitive statement of what our policy would be while the study is going on and while negotiations are going on at the top level between the two prov- he said. Premier William Davis, who has expressed concern over the gas hike, will be in Alberta to- day and is expected to hold in- formal discussions with Pre- mier Peter Longhead in Edmon- ton before speaking to a dinner in Calgary tonight. of Alaska and then by pipeline to U.S- markets is a reasonable alternative. He sent a telegram to Prime Minister Trudeau ask- ing for a meeting with Energy Minister Donald Mardonald to discuss the situation. Alaska Gov. William A. Eean said after the decision that President Nixon should construction of the pipeline in a declaration of national emer- gency. "If criteria ever existed to back a presidential declara- our energy crisis and tremendous problems with a balance of does Egan said in Juneau. Seen end heard About town CONSTABLE Doug Harris lamenting court sessions being held in the police de- partment gymnasium while renovations are underway on the court room Dennis OTonncll sporting the first pair of white shoes this sea- son Betty Pasknski and residents of the Edith CaveJl Nursing Home trying to fool Ihear pet birds by putting speckled eggs in their cages. Cattle farmer loses in meat boycott V By THE CANADIAN PRESS Cattle farmer Bill Wolf of Tara, near Owen Sound, Ont., says he has lost since a Toronto-based consumer group initiated a Canadian week-long boycott of meat Saturday. H e telephoned Margaret Rouble, chairman of the group, Women Against Soaring Prices, Sunday to say the boycott may drive farmers out of business and send meat prices sky- rocketing. "Since the boycott talks be- gan the market price of beef has dropped two cents a he said in a Monday in- terview. "On my 300 head, that means But Mrs. Rouble said her group still plans on boycotting stores all this week and every Tuesday and Thursday until prices drop. "The way my phone has been ringing, there's lots of she said. CATTLE HELD BACK Meanwhile, farmers kept their cattle away from market Monday on a scale not seen in Ontario in more than 30 years. Not enough cattle were of- fered for sale in Toronto and Calgary Monday to establish a market, as farmers seemed un- certain of the impact the con- sumer boycott will have on prices- They are just being cautious, said Merlin, Ont., producer George Morris, chairman of the Canadian Cattlemen's Associ- ation. He said the association is urg- ing members not to engage in a boycott of their to flood the markets in panic sell- ing. But Mr. Morris said there is nothing to be gained from delib- erately withholding large cum- bers of livestock. Farmers then run the risk of United States' imports filling the orders of Ca- nadian packing plants at a lower price. Prices might drop in the U.S. because of a consumers' boy- cott there hitting producers. In the Ontario legislature Agricul- ture Minister William Stewart said Monday it was unfortunate that the federal government had not put an embargo on U.S. bsef irrroorts. Mr. Stewart deplored public protests over beef prices when farmers, for the first time, were receiving a "half-decent" price. In his legislature statement Mr. Stewart, himself a farmer, said the U.S. beef boycott has led to herds of American cattle being imported into Canada, many raised on a hormone drug which is outlawed here. In Ottawa the special Com- mons committee studying food price trends has told consum- ers to improve their food-buy- ing habits and, in effect, pin hopes for future checks on food costs to a proposed prices re- view board. Consumers appear to be bit- ing into the week-long meat boycott with determination, throwing off meat sales by as much as 80 per cent in scores of supermarkets in the United States and slicing some prices 29 cents a pound. See local story Page 12 Ex-Macleod MP Dr. Kindt dies Dr. Lawrence E. Kindt, Pro- gressive Conservative member of Parliament for Macleod from 1958 to 1968, has died in Cal- gary at the age of 72. Dr. Kindt, a longtime resi- dent of the Nanton district, was an agricultural economist, who for some years worked for tha United States department cf ag- riculture spsciaEzing in natural resources management. He returned to Canada about 1855 settling in High Born hi Oregon he came to Canada in 1903 and was educat- ed in Nanton, University of Al- berta. Claresholm School of Ag- riculture. University cf Minne- sota and American University in Washington. D-C. Dr. Kindt was electsd to Par- liament from JIacJeod in the Conservative sweep of 1958. The constituency disappeared in re- distribution before the 1968 gen- eral election. Dr. Kindt was then unsuccessful in his bid for the Tory nomination in Crow- foot. He was narrowly defeated by Jack Horner, whose own riding of Acadia also had been eliminated by redistribution. After the 1968 election. Dr. Kindt retired from politics to tes farm near Nanion. Funeral services wiU be held DR. LAWRENCE KINDT Thursday at 1 p.m. from Nan- ton United Church with Rev. E. S. Reikie officiating. Burial will follow in the Nanlon ceme- tery. The former MP is survived by his wife, Edith, ore daugh- ter. Mrs. Jean Hirst cf Ottawa, two grandchildren, four broih- ers and several nieces aad nephews. i 10 snip oil oy ran CTJI specsipo eggs in weir cages. mase I.TC occasion, runerai servjces TOU oe neo nepncws. New power bloc moves to put Ottawa on spot >NTON