Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 LETHBAIDOE HERALD Friday, April 5, 1974 DaUllne Alberta Woman gets her chance CALGARY A young married woman, who last week claimed she was being discriminated against by the Calgary Transit System (CTS) because it wouldn't hire her now is eligible for training as a bus driver If Terry Teslanko is accepted by the CTS, she will become the city's first woman bus driver She filed a complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission, but said m an interview Thursday she will consider dropping it CTS officials said there has been a misunderstanding and the bus system will begin training her when a new class opens Oil export juggling wouldn't help CALGARY (CP) Reducing or halting crude oil exports would hurt, rather than help, the long-term oil supply picture in Canada, the president of Hudson Bay Oil and Gas said Thursday. "No amount of juggling of exports will make any significant difference to the longer term D. C. Jones told the National Energy Board (NEB) hearings on the future of oil exports About half of the approxi- mately two million barrels of crude oil produced daily in Canada is exported to the United States. Mr Jones, repeating argu- ments made by previous oil In- dustry witnesses, said a major cut or halt to exports would add only two years to existing domestic supplies, "At the same time (it) would seriously depress the current exploration and development efforts of the oil industry at a time when they should be doubled." Proven Canadian petroleum reserves have been estimated at about 10 billion barrels, enough to last to the late 1960s at current consumption rates. Potential reserve estimates, including exploiting the oil sands and frontier reserves, range as high as 900 billion barrels. Mr. Jones said no restrictive export guidelines should be adopted by the board, which has jurisdiction over crude and refined oil exports. Other witnesses have recommended a tough protective formula to con- serve existing reserves. The board, established in 1959, now issues monthly export permits on the general principle of supplies considered surplus to Canadian needs. FORECAST URGED Instead of a formula, Mr. Jones said, the board should compile a 15-year forecast on supplies and update it "every one or two years." A 30-year forecast was recommended Wednesday by the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board. Mr. Jones said a 15-year estimate would give the board enough scope to recognize po- tential shortages and recom- mend corrective steps. In such cases, supplies should be increased by exploration in- centives and royalty con- cessions from government, he said. "We disagree that new supplies can best be developed by government agencies." The federal government plait) to set up a national Development corporation later this year and give ii the power to move eventually into all sectors of the oil industry. Mr. Jones said conventional oil supplies may be at the point of decline, but there are enough potential reserves from the northern Alberta oil sands, and the Arctic and from offshore "to meet any conceivable level of Canadian demand for several generations." COST NOT MENTIONED He made no reference to the cost of bringing frontier re- serves into production, a point raised frequently by critics of present export policies. A written statement also was filed Thursday by C. R. Hetherington, president of the PanArctic Oil, a consortium owned 45 per cent by the federal government. Mr. Hetherington argued that cheap oil and gas prices work against the consumer in the long run by denying the in- dustry funds to bring new re- serves into production. "If the consumer cannot be made to understand these facts of life, there will surely be a shortage of oil and gas because of a lack of supply." Whelan support urged BASHAW (CP) Walter Miller of Tara, Ont, vice president of the National Farmers Union, said Thursday farmers should support Federal Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan to make a federally supported program for beef farmers work Mr Miller, a beef producer himself, issued the plea at a public meeting sponsored by the union He blamed the present confusion in the beef industry on the Canadian Cattlemen s Association which, he said speaks more for big business interests than for farmers Drugs aid cancer cure EDMONTON (CP) A new combination of drugs has produced a cure rate of 75 per cent in mice with cancer, says Dr Carol Cass, researcher at the University of Alberta's McEacherri Cancer Laboratory. Dr Cass said in an interview that a preliminary research project using 2.500 mice has shown promising results from the combination of a new drug, mtrobenzylthioinosme, with a drug now used to treat leukemia patients, arabmosyl cytosine Car devices opposed EDMONTON (CP) Cleaner more efficient engines rather than emission control devices are the answer to air pollution says the Alberta Motor Association Don't Overlook i nk NOOK Coming Soon! in its annual report Bernie Brown, association president, said the Canadian Automobile Association has urged the federal government to halt moves toward more stringent emission standards Close al 6 WINNIPEG (CP) Complying with an order from the Manitoba Court of Appeal, Winnipeg city council has passed a bylaw requiring all barber shops in the city to close at 6 p m effective May 15 REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY For Local Project General Superintendent Foremen Carpenters Backhoe Operators Laborers APPLY TO: WESTERN INDUSTRIAL CONTRACTORS LTD. 427-58 AVI. S. E. dlpty, Albtrti TitapfcOM 253-7261 Rail passenger fare increases under attack By BOB DOUGLAS OTTAWA (CP) Recent rail passenger fare increases by CP Rail and the CNR may be subsidizing businesses that benefit from the rail freight rate freeze, Andrew Roman, counsel for the Consumers' Association of Canada said Thursday. He told the Canadian trans- port commission' it is unreasonable to allow substantial passenger fare increases while businessmen and farmers can ship goods at rates frozen last summer. It is possible the railways are trying to recoup some of their losses under tie freight rate freeze by raising passenger fares. Mr. Roman was asking the commission for permission to appeal against the CN and CP Rail increases CN introduced fare increases amounting to 15 per cent Monday saying they are intended to offset higher fuel, labor and food costs CP Rail fares were raised Jan. 15 on most inter-city routes with increases varying according to distance and travel service. The request for permission to appeal the rates is being made by the CAC, the National Anti-Poverty Organization, Pollution Probe at the University of Toronto and the Canadian Broth- erhood of Railway, Transport and General Workers In an opening statement, Mr. Roman said rail passenger fare increases will hit lower-income Canadians harder than others. People with higher incomes could turn to other forms of transport The commission shouldn't allow the railways to price themselves out of the inter- city passenger business, he said But this might happen if the increases were allowed to remain in effect, as fewer passengers would use the service This would give the railways a strong reason to apply for discontinuance of passenger service, they point to declining passenger traffic. Mr Roman said these fare increases come at a time when rail passenger service appears more attractive. Trains are more efficient from a fuel standpoint. But if passengers were dis- couraged from travelling now they would be hard to lure back later. He said freight rates are frozen until the end of 1974. Transport Minister Jean Marchand last July requested the railways clamp the lid on freight rate increases until the end of 1974. The railways agreed but later the freeze turned out to be partial only Rates have been increased on some types of freight service. Shirt Story Weekend Magazine fashion editor Audrey Gostlin reports on the latest goings on in fashion for summer In this Saturday's issue. The Lethbridge Herald I Up a tree A gust of wind caught Ken McBryan's ski kite and left him up a tree. The Edmonton skier spent 40 minutes m the air before rescuers at the Silver Summit ski resort 30 miles north of Edson, fashioned a rope harness and lowered him to the ground. His kite went for scrap. 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The position of the business organization, a federation of 700 member groups, brought quick reaction from the Canadian Association of Social Workers, who charged that the chamber "shows its flagrant disregard for people and its basic preoccupation with the business and corporate sector Mr. Lalonde said in an inter- view that the chamber had "misread" the 14-pomt federal orange paper released last year which proposed a complete overhaul of social security plans Some of the proposed changes, such as increased family allowances and im- proved Canada Pension Plan benefits, have already been put into force. Mr Lalonde said the orange paper suggested a guaranteed annual income for those unable or unexpected to work. For others, such as the working poor who are employed in low-paying jobs or who have financial problems because of family size, the paper proposes an income supplementation sys- tem that retains work in- centives. The chamber's brief generally agrees with the government's proposals and Mr. Lalonde said he and the group, had a "good exchange of views." The chamber says there is no need for additional income guarantees on top of general income supplementation and other social security payments. "The guaranteed income plan would appear to be unnecessary if the other programs mentioned in the orange paper are properly the brief says QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dentil- Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. PHONE: 328-7684 HOUSING CORPORATION IN CO-OPERATION WITH CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION INVITES YOU TO INVESTIGATE THEIR ASSISTED HOME OWNERSHIP PROGRAM For families in the Lethbridge area between each year. The Alberta Housing Corporation is partici- pating with the Federal Government through Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation in the Assisted Home Ownership Program. The program is designed to assist lower in- come families to become homeowners and provides an attractive alternative to renting. Under the program, families may own a home without spending more than 25% of their gross income on mortgage payments. TO QUALIFY Your annual income must be within the qua- lifying range for the area in which you wish to reside. Your family must include one or more de- pendent children. One parent families may also qualify under the program. Qualifying terms will vary depending on areas. TYPE OF HOUSING There is no limit to a specific bedroom count, but the home will be modest in size and spec- ifications. New homes, as well as existing houses, may be purchased under the Assisted Home Ownership Program. TO APPLY For more information about the Assisted Home Ownership Program, please call the Alberta Housing Corporation, 328-3692, Lethbridge, or write direct to: Alberta Housing Corporation, Assisted Ownership Program, 11810 Kingsway Avanua. 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