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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta M rNk LftTHMiDQfc HERALD Saturday, Aprtt Romanian heating oil 'unsuitable9 OTTAWA (CP) A Con- servative back-bencher charged Friday that expensive Romanian heating oil purchased by the government is unsuitable for most uses and that attempts to sell it have been unsuccess- ful. Sinclair Stevens (York-Sim- coe) told reporters that analysis of the oil "showed it is only suitable for a few narrow heeds." "And re-refining it would in- crease the cost further." Mr. Stevens said information his party has obtained indicates the government tried to sell the oil but "the best price offer they got on the open market was 15 cents a gallon." He did not give the source of the_ information. Earlier, Supply Minister -'ean-Pierrc Goyer refused to say if the oil needs to be re- refined before it can be used. "That's a purely technical he said in reply to a Commons question by James Balfour There hve been reports the oil has unacceptably-high sulphur content. Mr. Balfour pressed Mr. Go- yer on whether the government is trying to resell .ihe five million gallons of Romanian oil, for which it paid almost fl a gallon last fall Mr Goyer said he thought he had made it clear that the oil will be used "immediately" to heat federal buildings in Eastern Canada. The oil was purchased to head off a feared energy shortage in Eastern Canada. The shortage never materialized and the oil has remained in storage. Mr Goyer was pressed for the fourth consecutive day by T C Douglas. New Democrat spokesman, on whether the purchase was above international prices current at the time. The oil was purchased when the government picked up op- tions held by Canadian Fuel Marketers Ltd., an affiliate of the international Shell organ- ization. To exercise options on cheaper Caribbean oil, the government bad to agree to take over the purchase of the more expensive Romanian contract. Mr. Goyer agreed to a copy of the contract under which the Romanian oil was purchased. "Why did International Shell insist that to purchase the'Caribbean oil, we had to accept the five million gallons of Romanian Mr. Douglas asked. "Was it because they couldn't get rid of it... at the price they were asking Rail safety plan troubles officials The arms of the law Policeman Clifford Prosser of Birmingham, Ala., directs traffic while holding a young German Shepherd puppy that he rescued as it tried to cross a busy down- town intersection this week. Prosser held the dog for about an hour until a paddy wagon arrived. By BOB DOUGLAS OTTAWA (CP) -Transport Minister Jean Marchand has moved to soothe, railway offi- cials angered by a Canadian transport commission rail safety report while stressing his interest in reducing the frequency of train accidents. In correspondence with the railways released Friday, the minister told N. J. MacMillan, president of the Canadian Na- tional Railways: "As you know, the level of publicity given to railway accidents is increasing with a general rise in public concern over transportation safety and I would like to express my -interest in assuring that all efforts -are mobilized to reduce the frequency of accidents." Earlier in the March 7 letter to Mr. MacMillan, Mr. March- and said he recognizes that "Canadian rail operations are among the safest in North CAREER OPPORTUNITIES A CAREER IN REAL ESTATE SALES "THE SIGN THAT SELLS' The Royal Trust Real Estate Division is expanding and re- quires two career-minded indi- viduals for their Lethbridge of- fice The ideal candidates will be young aggressive honest with a desire to help people, and can expect above aver- age earnings Royal Trust repre- sents the fastest growing Real Estate Organization in Canada, with 85 offices coast-to-coast Our Lethbridge Office has consistently been a leader m sales and listing volume on the Lethbridge Real Estate Board If you are sales oriented investigate this opportunity By calling Manager Bob Butchart 328-7761 Monday to Friday 9-5 p.m. YOUR FUTURE IS HERE CASEWORKER SUPERVISORS EDMONTON, CALGARY, LETHBRIDGE Department of Health and Social Development. Sev- eral positions are available in major centres through- out the Province and may involve supervision of case- workers m any of our present As- sistance, Employment Opportunities, Protection, Fam- ily Services. Qualifications: M Sw. with some generalized casework experience, or an equivalent combination of edu- cation experience. Salary Closes April 14, 1974 Competition number 8113-3. Apply: GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION OFFICE MAIN FLOOR, CENTENNIAL BUILDING 10015-103 Avenue, T5J OH4 Or: ROOM 500 TERRACE BUILDING EDMONTON, ALBERTA, T5K 2C1 Residence Supervisors or Houseparents required for Group Home The Youth Development Centre requires Resi- dence for Community group homes located In Edmonton to care for up to 7 adolescent boys and girls. Residence Houseparents are required to live in and provide basic care and emotional support for the children, in a community group home. A fully furnished and equipped government-owned home is provided. Terms to be negotiated by contract. Applicants should have some experience in 'working with teenagers. Particular consideration will be given to applicants with some education experience in residential treatment settings. PIMM tppry in writing to SchneP, Dwedor Youth Devetopniofit venue P.O. MOV (OS, SMtan "C" or Phone: 47S-1N1 xllbcrfa HEALTH SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Construction Supervisor Capable instruction of and labourers, ex- perience In co-ordinating and material supplies, carpentry background preferred. APPLY BOYCHUCK CONSTRUCTION 31S-10thSt. S. Lethbridge 3 POSITIONS AVAILABLE! A large farm implement dealer in the City of Leth- bridge, is seeking experienced personnel to fill the following job vacancies, made available through recent expansion. WORKING SHOP FOREMAN FARM MACHINERY SET-UP MAN TRACTOR-TRAILER OPERATOR Salary commensurate with ability. Company benefits include Group Medical, Hospital and Drug Insurance, Accident and Sickness Insurance, Life Insurance. 44 Hour Work Week. MAIL COMPLETE RESUME TO: BOX 96 LETHBRIDGE HERALD OVERSEAS DRILLING OPPORTUNITIES for experienced Toolpushers Drillers Assistant two year in the North Sea and Indonesia excellent international generous housing subsidies and relocation allowances married and single status lor Toolpushers and Drillers single status for Assistant new 1320 National rigs subsidized education for school-age children Applicants should have two years experience in the position applied for. experience is pre- ferred. Please reply in confidence stating experience and references, to: MR. D.J. FYHN Peter Bawden Drilling Services Ltd. 640'Elgnth Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G7 PROJECT MANAGER BOW RIVER IRRIGATION DISTRICT (Serving Irrigable acres) VAUXHALL, ALBERTA Salary open to negotiation dependent Upon Qualifications and Experience DUTIES Has the supervision of, and is responsible to the Board of Directors for, the conduct and management of the affairs and business of the board. Shall supervise and direct the conduct of all s and employees ol the board. QUALIFICATIONS The applicant must have a university degree in Engineering with 'considerable experience In the design, construction, operation and maintenance ol hydraulic structures, dams and canals. Post graduate work In Public Administration would be desirable. Candidates mutt be eligible for membership in the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Qoophyslcists of Alberta. APPLICATIONS Submit applications and resume to the Board ol Directors of the Bow River Irrigation District, Box 140, Vauxhall, Alberta. Ctootng Dele AprH M, OUTSTANDING CAREER OPPORTUNITY BLACK'S MEN'S SHOP We have an -immediate opening on our staff for a sales person. We offer excellent working conditions, salary and promising future to the right person. Experience an asset but we value initiative, integrity and ability above all else. Please apply to Box 101, Lethbridge Herald stating qualifications and all pertinent information for interview appointment Automobile Service Salesmen Applicants must enjoy meeting the public. Me- chanical experience preferred, steady employ- ment, good starting wage, all company benefits. Apply Gord Smithson, Service Manager. BENY CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE Service Department, Phone 328-1101 SCHOOL CARETAKER at COALDALE (or approx. 6 months Regular caretaker on sick leave. Wages as per CUPE agreement per month. Additional information available from undersigned Apply by p.m. Tues., April. 9th, 1974 to Mrs A. C Barsett, assistant County Manaqer County of Lethbridge No. 26 214-13 Streets. Lethbridge, Alberta POOLE CONSTRUCTION REQUIRE for Lethbridge Office Apply In Confidence POOLE CONSTRUCTION LIMITED General Delivery, Lethbridge Attention: M.G. Wilson Phone 329-0232 America" and that much was being done by the railways to improve safety. The minister's office and the transport department could offer no immediate reason for release of the letters between Mr. Marchand and CN and CP Rail. But the action follows criti- cism in the Commons of the minister on rail safety matters. AndCN was publicly critical of the transport commission's rail safety report when it was released in Januaiy. CRITICAL OF TONE In letters to Mr Marchand and the transport commission, J. W. G. MacDougall, CN executive vice-president, and Keith Campbell, CP Rail senior executive were critical of the tone of the transport commission report. But they promised co- operation in efforts to improve safety. Mr. MacDougall said in a Jan. 30 letter to D. H. Jones, chairman of the commission's railway committee, that the wording of the report "tended to be alarming in content.'1 "It does nothing, I feel, to indicate to the public that, in fact, the railways in Canada are a safe mode of transport and the goal is to make them safer." Mr. Campbell, in a Jan. 25 letter to Mr. Marchand, said CP Rail is upset at the way the report was released publicly before it was presented to the railways. The company felt the commission should have bolstered public confidence in the ability of CP Rail to operate safe and efficient railway. The commission report, prepared after extensive rail safety hearings, said there is "still a long way to go before acceptable standards of operation and maintenance of railway trains are reached in Canada." MAKES SUGGESTIONS The commission made a number of safety recommendations dealing with track conditions, signals, slide detector fences, timber bridges and other matters. On derailments because of track conditions, the commis- sion said that unless there were immediate steps to improve track maintenance current car loads and soon would be tod much for the track. In a detailed reply to Mr. Marchand Mr. Campbell said that track main- tenance and inspec- tion standards followed by CP Rail are "sufficient for the safe, efficient'and economical operation of the railway." The railway suggested that if load limits were reduced to 70 or 80 tons a car from about 100 tons, between and extra cars a year would be needed. Increased crew costs to handle this extra equipment would range between and annually. Both railways said Canadian operations are among the safest in North America Navigators phase out PORT ALBERNI, B.C. (CP) Air Canada is phasing out its navigators, Don Willis, the airline's chief navigating officer at Vancouver, said this week. Mr. Willis said in a speech here that the airline's 80 navigators are all assigned to overseas flights. They will' transfer to other jobs, mostly as trained pilots, as the overseas planes are gradually equipped with Inertia! Navigation Systems, which don't require navigators. Domestic flights have radio guidance, also requiring no navigators, and Air Canada's long-range Boeing 747s have INS systems as standard equipment "Canada has been well served by its professional said Mr. Willis. "Air Canada in particular has consistently emerged as a top performer in international surveys over the busy North Atlantic route He said an average of one minute saved''.by-good navigation on each overseas flights produces a total annual saving of about Cancer kills royal tax critic BANBURY, England (CP) Richard Grossman, 66, a former Labor cabinet minister who once accused the Queen of being a tax avmde'r, died at his home Friday of cancer of the liver Grossman, son of a High Court judge and the brilliant, product of an exclusive educa- tion at Winchester School and Oxford University, was an in- tellectual giant who leaned to- wards the left of the Labor party.1 In private conversations in recent years, Grossman ridiculed those who believed that Britain would ever again' rise to resume world leadership His career in government centred mainly on social af- fairs, including housing, health and social security. But outside Parliament he was widely known as a writer, philosopher and commentator and as editor of the left-wing weekly New Statesman. It was as editor of the maga- zine that he launched his attack on the Queen in an article entitled The Royal Tax Avoiders. COMPETITION No. 74-12 CITY COMMISSIONER THB CITY OP RBD DHR THE POSITION Chief ixecutlve and administrative official for growing City with population of About 30.000. Responsible only to City Council THE CITY Of no DIM n located midway between the Cities of Edmonton and Calgary in the centre of a prosperous mixed farming area, has provision for education up to and Including second year university and a wide variety of recreation facilities It serves a trading area of over THI Is responsible for the co-ordination, direction and administration of all executive and administrative policies of the City, presentation to the Council and administration of an annual operat- ing budget of nearly eight million, a capital budget of about one million and utilities buoget of approxi- mately four and one half million This person will be responsible for me regulation of all officials, depart- ments and staff, the administration of ail City property, and the operation of the public utilities and services of the City. This person will also be required to make recommendations to Council on all matters of City policy and on all of legislation whether local or otherwise. TNt APPLICANT we seek win have broad experience In the municipal field and considerable managerial and administrative experience, and must nave initiative, energy and dedication PUNTMM INFORMATION regarding the City ahd duties of the Commissioner may be obtained from me Personnel Department, City Hall. Red Deer, Alberta. APPLICANTS are requeued to send full details of their qualifications, experience, personal history and salary required, in confidence, to the Personnel Office, City Hall, Red Deer, Alberta, not later than April 30th, 1974 Buckingham Palace had asked Parliament in 1971 to in- crease the Queen's state allowance British garbage collectors were on strike at the time and Grossman commented "A pay claim from municipal dustmen is an attempt to hold the nation to ransom A pay claim from the Queen is termed 'Her Maj- esty's most gracious message CRITICIZED PHILIP Grossman then accused Prince Philip of "vulgar and unconstitutional behavior on American television." Cross- man was referring to a 1969 statement by Philip that the Royal Family was "going into the red next year and might have to leave Buckingham Palace Grossman said Philip knew the government was negotiating to increase the royal allowance and added: "To raise the whole issue in the way he did, critical of the government and in a TV interview abroad was a vulgar, unjust and untrue attack." During the Second World War, he held key posts in the department of psychological warfare, the British propaganda unit designed to wear down Nazi morale with carefully angled broadcasts. He entered the House of Commons in 1945 and served there until he retired in 1970 when the Conservatives came to power. VETOES DEATH BILL BOSTON (AP) A bill re- storing the death penalty in Massachusetts was vetoed Monday by Gov. Francis Sargent. The bill proposed to restore the death penalty in nine specific categories: murder of a law enforcement officer, murder in the course of a rape, hijacking, kidnapping, armed robbery or breaking and .entering; murder for pay; murder by someone previously convicted of first-degree murder; or murder committed in a cruel or atrocious manner. ;