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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta M THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Wednesday, AprH 3, It74 Gov't fuel oil purchase criticized in Commons OTTAWA (CP) Supply and Services Minister Jean- Pierre Goyer md New Democrat T C Douglas clasheu Tuesday over the purchase by the federal government of 26 million gal- lons of fue- oil last fall during the height of the energy crisis Mr Douglas (Nanaimo- Cowichan-The Islands) said the government did not make strong attempts to find an alternative supplier of the high-priced oil Mr Goyer denied 'the charge Testifying before the mis- cellaneous estimates com- mittee. Mr Goyer said the crude oil was purchased be- tween Nov 22 and Dec 22 last year from Romanian and Caribbean sources through Canadian Fuel Marketers Ltd of the Toronto suburb of Don Mills. He said the total cost was 508.814 and storage cost to date has been He said the price averaged 79 cents a gallon That compares with 89 cents at Rotterdam in November and 41 cents now, and with 84 I cents at New York in mid- I December and 30 cents now He said the high-cost fuel, which has been in storage in Newfoundland, Quebec City and Montreal, now will be used in Eastern Canada government establishments The government had pur- chased the fuel at a time when supplies for North America from foreign sources were in doubt Mr Goyer described the purchase as identical to a short-term insurance policy If the fuel oil had been necessary it would have been allocated to hospitals, old-age homes and residents in remote areas "The premium for short- term insurance is high, but the government made the decision to insure the wellbeing of Canadians We were fortunate that we did not have to use this insurance." He said his officials told the committee after the oil pur- chase that the decision was made after consultation with the technical advisory com- mittee of the energy depart- ment which includes representatives of all major oa companies. It became known through that committee that Canadian Fuel Marketers had options to purchase 15 million barrels of heating oil from Romanian and Caribbean sources They said telephone calls were made seeking other sources of fuel oil Mr Douglas said that no real attempt was made to find alternative supplies other than a half dozen telephone calls NAMED HIMALAYAS The St Ehas mountain range in the Yukon are often termed Canada's Himalayas June tender call set for Medicine Hat ACT centre West side booming West side house building activity is picking up with the arrival of spring. Some 26 houses have either been completed or are under construction including five each by Engineered Homes and Boychuk Construction. This house being built by Ted Bmgham Construction frames some of the first homes built on the west side. The Lethbridge Housing Association has also announced it will hold its parade of homes show in West Lethbridge this year. According to city hall only two lots remain unsold m the first two subdivisions and lots in the next two will hopefully go on sale by April 15 HeraU Uftolaliire Unreal EDMONTON Tenders will be let by June for f 10- million Alberta Government Telephones telecommunications centre in Medicine Hat, Roy Farran, minister of telephones and utilities, announced in the legislature Tuesday. Mr. Farran said a 25 per cent increase in the number of calls in each of the last two years necessitated new facilities The five-storey building propsed for completion in 1976 will include switching equipment to provide long distance service to Medicine Hat and district Mr. Farran said the city is one of the fastest growing in the province and petrochemical projects propsed for the vicinity would further stimulate growth But he said he was disappointed that the city had turned down extended flat rate calling to surrounding communities The government was considering whether affected communities should be given one-way flat rates, and Medicine Hat residents continue to pay regular long distance tolls COSMETIC FAKES FOUND HONG KONG (AP) Representatives and importers of several world- known cosmetics and perfumes said Tuesday that Taiwan police have smashed a multi-million dollar racket counterfeiting their products They said they will institute legal action against a Hong Kong importer who was distributing the counterfeit products here Prices Effective in Lethbridge April 3-6, 1974 FRESH PINEAPPLE or KNOW ITS TOP Hawaiian Large Size SPECIAL Wt Riservi The Right To Limit Quintitiu When you pick up a stalk of celery from our produce display take a roast of beef from our meat case, you can be sure that it' already been judged for quality by experts. Our produce and meat buyers select for quality and send our stores the finest, Further checks are being made while the produce and meat being prepared for sale And continually while it is on display We make sure the foods we sell are of top quality We guarantee them to please you. BANANAS Goldin Yellow Best Quality APPLES B.C. Cinidi, Extra Fancy, Red Delicious Greys Watermelon, Cut Up Pieces Bitterer Red Crisp Heads, Each CELERY Crisp Hearts, Canada No. 1 pkg. HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO SAVE EXTRA BIG PEANUT BUTTER Empress Homo, or Chunk Style, 48 oz. not wt. tin CREAM CORN 1 49 Taste THIS Choice. 14 II. oz. tin CRANBERRY Town Huso SMCO or Mly, 14 fl. oz. tin Bal Air Frozen Buttermilk 12 oz. ml wt. pkg. SPECIAL Btl Air Sliced Canada Fancy 15 oz. net wt. pkg. SPECIAL CHEESE SLICES 109 PICKLES Note KMtar, 32 fl. oz ....................................0 W TOMATO SOUP Alter Ceiimei1 or VmUMo. fl. oz. tin R Delnor U.S. Fancy, 10 oz. net wt. pkg. SPECIAL FROZEN FOODS WAFFLES STRAWBERRIES BROCCOLI ICE CREAM Snow Star Assorted Flavours SPECIAL Household Needs ALUMINUM FOIL Kitchen Craft Wrap roll, SPECIAL SARAN WRAP Jumbo roM roN, SPECIAL FLOOR WAX Awowai LlquM Mfl.oi.Hn. SPECIAL 39 ;