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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, December 10, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 DaUllne Alberta Troops home for Christmas CALGARY (CP) Twelve members of Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadian Regiment) returned to Calgary Monday from peacekeeping duty in Cyprus, in time to spend Christmas with families. Fourteen men, including commanding officer Lt. Col. Cameron Ross, will return Thursday. The men were sent to Cyprus July 30 to beef up United Nations peacekeeping units on the troubled island. Court orders examination CALGARY (CP) Kevin Wolsey, 51, was remanded for psychiatric examination Mon- day after his 51-year-old wife Stella died in a Calgary hospital from injuries suf- fered in what police said was a "severe beating" at her home Saturday. Judge R. V. Reid of the provincial court ordered Wolsey to undergo examina- tion for 30 days. Police said they seized a length of rope and two belts which they said were used to beat Mrs. Wolsey. Soldier's leg shattered CALGARY (CP) An 18- year-old soldier was shot in the leg by a shotgun at the Currie Barracks at Canadian Forces Base Calgary. Private Russell" Patrick Dwyer is in satisfactory con- dition after being shot at close range by a 12-gauge shotgun. A military spokesman said his right leg was shattered by the blast. Rudolph Joseph Hiesinger, another soldier at the base, was charged with attempted murder. Pvt. Dwyer was wounded after an argument with another soldier, said military spokesmen. Extortion bid probed CALGARY (CP) City police are investigating an attempt to extort from a couple who found a note con- taining a bomb threat in their dome last week. The couple told police that when they returned to their unlocked home they found the note, marked in the master bedroom. It said the house had been broken into and that a small bomb had been hidden somewhere inside. The note instructed the couple to put in a bag and leave it at a Calgary garbage bin. The note said that if the cou- ple followed the instructions, they would receive a phone call telling them where the bomb was hidden. They searched the house and called police but found no sign of a bomb. Police staked out the garbage bin but no one showed up looking for money. Court judge takes oath EDMONTON (CP) Mr. Justice William Haddad was sworn in Monday as a judge of the appellate division of the Alberta Supreme Court. A ceremony administered by Chief Justice William McGillivray was watched by more than 100 spectators. Mr. Justice Haddad's appointment was announced in November. The new appeal court judge, 58, was born in Meyronne, Sask, He moved to Edmonton in 1936 and graduated in arts and law from University of Alberta in 1941. UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD, Weather SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge...... 47 31 Pincher Creek 43 33 'Medicine Hat 47 30 Edmonton 39 14 Grande Prairie 33 17 Banff........... 38 30 Calgary......... 45 25 Victoria 51 43 .12 Penticton....... 41 37 .03 Prince George 41 38 Kamloops....... 50 36 Vancouver...... 50 42 .13 Saskatoon....... 43 19 Regina......... 47 15 Winnipeg....... 40 23 Toronto......... 2fi 18 Ottawa......... 29 15 .01 Montreal 41 21 .01 St. John's....... 47 44 .92 Halifax......... 52 40 .59 Charlottetown 56 40 .59 Fredericton 55 31 .50 Chicago 26 23 New York 49 30 Miami.......... 70 49 Los Angeles 70 46 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Calgary, Medicine Hat Regions Sunny today and Wednesday. Gusty west winds. Highs both days 40 to 45. Lows 20 to 25. Columbia, Kootenay To- day and Wednesday cloudy with a few snowflurries. Highs today and Wednesday in the high 30s. Lows tonight in the lows 20s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness with scattered snow mostly moun- tain areas today through Wednesday. Southwest winds along the east slopes of the Rockies today. Cooler Wednesday. Highs today 40 to 50. Lows tonight 15 to 25. Highs Wednesday 35 to 45. West of Continental Divide Scattered snows today and tonight diminishing Wednesday. Highs today 35 to 45. Lows tonight 20s. Highs Wednesday 30s. I" CLIP this coupon. It's worth an additional S50 Ken off your purchase of any new or used car, truck, or camper. I--------------------------------------------1 1973 BUICKLE SABRE 4 ar. hardtop, 455 VS. auio.. p.s.. p.b., radio, blue with black vinyl fool, ex- cellent one owner car. Was............ Now UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. "Serving you over a quarter century" 302 3rd Ave. South Phone 327-2805 PORTS OF ENTRY opening and closing times: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Chief Mountain, closed; Coutts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgateopen 24 hours; Porthill Ryke.-ts 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Times Mountain Strom claims Ottawa has 'valid complaint9 No snow December in Edmonton usually means show and cold temperatures, but residents are getting a break this year. Here skaters work out in a downtown square and the most pleasant surprise was no snow in the surrounding streets. Liberal energy policy would ban royalties EDMONTON (CP) The federal government has a "valid complaint" about Alberta taking a large share of oil revenues, says former Alberta premier Harry Strom. Mr. Strom, Social Credit member of the legislature from Cypress, said basic prin- ciples of the owner renter relationship should be taken into account when the energy dispute between Alberta and Ottawa is considered. He gsve the example of a farm owner making a long- term agreement with a renter for the owner to receive a one- third share of the annual harvest at a time when wheat sells for a bushel. In the second year of the agreement the price of wheat goes up to a bushel. "Is the owner justified in altering the terms of the agreement simply because the wheat was produced earlier at a lower ask- ed Mr. Strom. He then said it was assumed that the owner was exempt from federal taxation by law, and that if the owner increas- ed the amount he took he was preventing the federal authority from collecting a share of taxation. HARRY STROM Applied to the energy situation, Alberta is represented by the owner, oil companies by the renter and Ottawa by the federal taxing authority. SHARE INCREASES Mr. Strom said that before recent increases in the price of oil, Alberta received about 22 per cent of oil produced by the companies in royalties. After the increases, the province's share went up to 65 per cent. Since the provincial govern- ment is not subject to tax- ation, it appears Ottawa feels that Alberta is taking oil in the form of increased rent, prohibiting the federal government from exercising full taxation rights, he said. "The federal government has a valid complaint when Alberta takes a bigger share than the original agreement dictates, preventing the federal government from receiving its share through taxation." He added that Alberta was entitled to the world price for its legitimate share of oil revenues, and said Ottawa was using bad judgment by imposing an "excess resources tax" on a single in- dustry. Seismic contracts cancelled CALGARY (CP) The provincial Liberal party will fight the next election with an energy platform calling for total abolition of royalties, says Nick Taylor, Alberta Liberal leader. Speaking in an interview following a party policy conference here, Mr. Taylor said the province should in- stitute a special tax on oil company income instead of royalties, which were "ex- cessive." The tax would be imposed on income after expenses and federal taxes have been paid. Mr. Taylor said the plan, to go before the party's annual convention next year, would encourage exploration because as companies found more oil they would earn greater income. He also said exploration could be encouraged by rebating the tax to oil com- panies which reinvest their in- come in Alberta. Oil industry representatives at the policy conference said the plan was simplistic but had potential for further study. "At least it will allow the oil companies the right to go out and find the oil and sell it before the government demands its pound of said an industry spokesman. Warren Blackman, a University of Calgary economist, told the policy ses- sion that oil royalties should be abolished or set at a very low rate because most Alber- tans had made no sacrifices to develop the natural resource industry. "They made no sacrifice and no investment, thus they should have no reward." In another area of the ten- tative party platform, Mr. Taylor said the Progressive Conservative government's attempts to establish petrochemical plants in Alberta would cause nothing but headaches. vants should be brought under the Alberta Labor Act and given "the same rights as other labor groups in the province." He also said the province must take steps to provide native peoples with ample job opportunities in areas where they have a natural attitude, such as wildlife and timber management, conservation and agribusiness. CALGARY (CP) Oil com- panies have cancelled one- third of seismic contracts since the Nov. 18 budget, the Canadian Society of Explora- tion Geophysicists (CSEG) reported Monday. Value of cancelled seismic contracts, measured in crew months, was estimated at million by CSEG presi- dent John Harding. The oil industry has called the budget "double taxation" for disallowing the deduction of provincial royalty payments from federal cor- porate tax. The average value of a crew month of seismic contract is Mr. Harding said. The CSEG report followed a survey by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors last Friday that million worth of drilling contracts has been lost in British Columbia and Alberta as a result of the budget. The Daily Oil Bulletin said the losses by the seismic crews and the drilling contractors are the "tip of the iceberg" as these two are usually the first to feel the effects of spending cutbacks by the oil industry. WATCH AND WAIT FOR SHELDONS PROMOTION SALE 1 DAY ONLY THURSDAY, DEC. 12th 516 3rd Avenue South Next Door to Bank of Montreal NICK TAYLOR "The correct approach is to finance petrochemical plants in other parts of the country and supply the natural resources for the plants. In this manner, Alberta will profit through investments in the plants but will not suffer from the myriad of headaches caused by a huge influx of workers and the resulting pollution problems." The platform also said long- term financing should be available to municipalities so they can "plan and set up long-term goals." Growth in Alberta should be decentralized to improve the quality of life in both large urban centres and small towns. Mr. Taylor said civil ser- Office Furniture Desks, Filing Cabinets, Chairs, etc. Office Supplies For ail your office requirements 5 Kaiser gets coal bonus Safes VANCOUVER (CP) Japanese customers of Kaiser Resources Ltd. will pay the coal producer a bonus .of approximately million on shipments to Japan during the first quarter of 1975. A spokesman for the Japanese Steel Mill customers said Monday the bonus is being granted "in recognition of Kaiser resources' reliability as a ma- jor supplier of coking coal." The bonus figured at the rate of a long ton will be paid in addition to the pre- sent price of a long ion. That price will be increased eight cents to on Jan. 16, 1975. Floor Safes, Home Vaults Wall Vaults, also Insulated File Cabinets Calculators Portable Typewriters 3 M Dry Photo Copiers APEX TV SALES SERVICE 535-13 Street North NEW PHONE NUMBER EFFECTIVE DEC. 328-1033 r Printing .Letterheads, Business Cards Envelopes, etc. St. South Sales Repairs ;