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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDGE HERALD uecsmuwr News in brief 'Separatism still lives9 HALIFAX Claude Ryan editor and publisher of Montreal Le repeated Wednesday his message that the federalism-separatism de- bate in Quebec is far from set- tled Mr Ryan at the Bank of Nova Scotia's annual the status of the Parti Quebecois after Premier Robert Bourassa s crushing win in October's Quebec elec- tion While the election result was clearly a verdict in favor of was stupid to think that separatism was wiped out. Mr Rvan laid f II Bodyrubbers will fight Family allowance bill gets final average payment TORONTO iCPi A lawyer representing the Ontario Bodyrub Associa- tion he doubts a ban on bodyrub studios by Metropolitan Toronto council tan be enforced David Goodman said Wednesday that Metro s decision to ask the province to enact legislation to make the studios il- legal is no more feasible than outlawing Mac s Milk a chain ot corner stores Mr Goodman said the most Metro might do would be to push the province to amend the Ontario Municipal Act giving municipalities wider licencing powers Munu ipalities might then make it very tough tor studios to get licences and might restrict them through zoning Me said he was not planning any action in response to Metro s decision II just sit back and wait and see their legislation is like and then it need be we II tight them every step ot the can t legislate an end to an m- it it serves a need no matter how you disapprove of it OTTAWA Senate approval and royal assent to a government family allowances bill Wednesday en- sured larger benefits in Re-eritry guaranteed OTTAWA John Meier scheduled to appear before the Watergate com- mittee in Washington and un- der indictment in Nevada on income tax evasion may become a Canadian yet The United States seeking landed immigrant status was here Wednesday to pick up an immigration department letter guarantee- ing his re-entry to Canada after he goes to Washington He held a news conference in the office of John Reynolds the Conservative MP who has been pressing Mr Meier's case in the Commons Much of the news conference consisted of replies such as 'I have no comment or I don t want to comment on that right now as reporters questioned him about his relationships with recluse billionaire Howard Hughes and Donald Nixon brother of the U S president Parents patrol school MONTREAL Barents have begun patrolling jdst end Daniel Johnson High xhool on their own in an ef- ort to restore law and to the 2 000 student institution lean Jacques Lefebvre a parents spokesman said the patrols will continue until the school year ends in June Last week the Le Royer Sc hool Commission hired security guards to police the school after 600 parents met to denounce a crime wave which featured evtortion rackets drug peddling beatings and sexual assaults a voung gang trustees haggle iCPi increases of 8 5 per t pnt in 1974 and 7 5 per cent in liTi have been offered teachers in negotiations between teachers and a team the provincial government and school trustees Clarence said Wednesday the offer the third proposed to teachers representatives represents an increase of 16 6 per cent over two years The proposal meets most of the teachers requests in superannuation and insurance and constitutes a substantial increase over the original government trustee offer he said Homecoming Professions group proposed Lt -Col. Robert L Stirm's family is shown rushing toward him as the PoW from North Vietnam returned home at Travis Air Force Base m California In the lead was daughter followed by son wife and son 12. The Stirm's live in Foster Calif. EDMONTON A special legislative committee proposed Wednesday that a provincial advisory council be established to make recommendations on legisla- tion governing professions and occupations in the province bulky report of the professions and occupations committee tabled Wednesday alter more than three years of discussion said an advisory council would bring tv and consistency to laws governing professions The report noted that 25 pieces of provincial legisla- tion give the right of self- government to professions such as medicine law den- tistry and engineering About 70 additional professions or occupations are covered by 33 statutes which call for government licensing systems for workers Another 40 acts cover regulations in- volving licensing or registra lion of trades and businesses The committee directed by Catherine Chichak Ed- monton proposed that all new legislation and legislative changes be channelled through one cabinet minister able to call on an advisory council that tould accept complaints against a profession Oil debate provides heat Saskatchewan 'new oil ogre' By PETER THOMSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Saskatchewan should make an ditional offer to provide oil to Canadians at less than the world price says Energy Minister Donald Macdonald His comment came in reply to a question from former NDP Leader T C Douglas on whether the federal govern- ment would link lower oil prices to less discriminatory freight rates and development of secondary industry in Saskatchewan The question of trade and commerce is a federal Mr Macdonald offer should be unconditional Christmas Shopping at.. McGUIRE'S A Man's World People Going Places Shop at. master charge f IIARCJI The exchange came during a heated question period in the Commons that had Saskatche- wan replacing Alberta as the ogre in the oil pricing situation Mr Macdonald's first re- sponse to the statement by Saskatchewan Premier Allan Blakeney was that it was The attitude had not soften- ed when Opposition members opened up with questions yes- terday Mr Macdonald said he had not held any discussions with Saskatchewan prior to Premier Blakeney's an- and he did not in- tend to before the federal- provincial conference next month January conference will provide an admirable op- Mr Macdonald stated The minister admitted he had made no recent proposals to Saskatchewan on the matter of pricing Canadian oil conference is exactly about he said Prime Minister Trudeau was drawn into the fray when he was asked what relief measures he proposed for Eastern Canadians in view of rapidly escalating costs of im- ported oil Mr Trudeau retorted that the government has no control over external prices. only he they don't want to pay the is not to take the oil A few minutes later Ged Baldwin commented prime minister is willing to let them freeze In another series of ex- changes Mr Macdonald said he hoped to make a statement soon regarding the proposed pipeline extension to and he refused to debate on legislation dealing with the'oil export tax until after the federal- provincial conference. The energy minister and prime minister gave different answers to a question on where the export tax revenues will go Mr Macdonald said it was the governnt s intention to pay about one-half of the amount collected to governments of the producing provinces The he would be invested in the province where the oil originated Mr Trudeau said of it might go to the people of Canada into the federal January for 7 5 million children It also may have removed an obstacle to speedy delivery of December cheques The legislation boosts monthly family allowance payments to an average a child from the current flat effective Jan. 1 It is the second increase in family allowance benefits this year They were raised to in October from an average 20 a month The increased taxable for the first time since family allowances were in- troduced in will add million to baby bonus spending by Ottawa next year Total cost next year is ex- pected to be billion after million is recovered through income taxes WILL ADD MORE Quebec and Prince Edward Island will add extra benefits for large families and Alberta will gear payments to family size Residents in other prov- inces are likely to get flat payments for every child James McGrath John s said in the Commons that December family allowance cheques are being Esso to pay ransom BUENOS AIRES The Esso Oil Co has agreed to pav a record SlO-miluon Christmas ransom demanded by guerrillas for the release of kidnapped United States executive Vic- tor Samuelsson. informed sources said here Wednesday The ransom will be in the form of clothes and con- struction to be dis- tributed in poor neighborhoods all over the the sources said Officials of the Argentine affiliate of the U S company were silent over whether negotiations were under way with the Marxist guerrillas of the Peoples Revolutionary Army who kidnapped Samuelsson last Thursday. The ERF made its demand Tuesday in a communique sent to news media here but did not specify the means of payment The guerrillas attached a photograph of 36-year-old Samuelsson in captivity They demanded the money as a partial reimbursement to the Argentine people for the copious riches extracted from our country by the company in long years of imperialist ex- ploitation Canada energy help has hit the ceiling of Fashion. Downtown On 5th St. South Open p.m. Thurt. and Frl. Nlghtil WASHINGTON Canada cannot increase its assistance to the United States any significant during the present oil emergency or even after it say two Canadian economists Carl Beigie and Judith Max- well of the C D Howe Re- search Institute. say in a paper prepared for presentation to a U S congressional subcommittee today that Canada has done all it can but its five eastern provinces are vulnerable to foreign oil cuts in much the same way as the American eastern seaboard. Canada has made a sub- stantial contribution to U S energy supplies in 1973 by increasing its oil exports by 24 per cent over says the paper for the joint economic New Venezuelan leader will back oil deals NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE CARACAS. Venezuela Carlos Andres a Social emerged Wednesday as president-elect of and he promised that on oil deliveries would be met during his administration. We don't intend to reduce oil production during the current Perez said to newsmen neither do we feel obliged to increase production He pledged Venezuela's co-operation with the United which he called first and other foreign buyers but insisted on and compensation in c.ipiial technology and a voice m international subcommittee on inter- national economics Canada is also supplying all the electricity and natural gas that existing transmission facilities can carry We have not curtailed energy supplies to a neighbor in need Canada cannot increase its assistance to the United States to any signifi- cant degree during the current oil and even when the oil emergency capacity constraints will be a major limiting factor for Canadian energy exports in the near term U2LI lllUC Let Your Next Purchase Be A Yamaha Organ BK SERIES FROM Musical Fun For The Entire Family 'AT delayed m post offices on orders trom Welfare Minister Marc Lalonde. The Conservative MP. a fa- ther of six. said the cheques have been held up three days. December cheques usually are sent out two weeks before Christmas to ensure before Christmas Day Postmaster-General Andre Ouellet said he finds it to that the cheques were sitting in post offices un- dehvered He would investigate the complaint. Outside the Mr McGrath said the welfare de- partment wanted the cheques delayed because it was worried about contempt of Parliament The cheques ap- parently were accompanied by a circular announcing the higher payments in January even though legislation cover- ing the increases had not yet been approved by the senate HOPES DISAPPEARED One government source said that the legislation had been expected to sail through Parliament last week But these hopes evaporated when Conservative Jack Homer refused un- animous consent to im- mediate Commons approval of a package of government bills Mr Homer objected to one bill that would exempt religious groups such as Huttentes and Mennomtes from Canada Pension Plan contributions and benefits Trucks crash on highway A three-truck mishap on ice- covered Highway 3 East spill- ed a truckload of potatoes onto the road and caused about 800 damage Wednesday John W Halcro. 5th St S wad driving a soft drink truck west near the stockyards He was followed bv Jacobus Bafeman. Cran- tord. and Nonaki Toyonaga Vauxhall both driving potato trucks Mr Halcro slowed to make a turn off the highway Mr Bareman geared down to decelerate and skidded into the path of Mr Toyonaga truck The Toyonaga truck crashed into the Bareman truck which m turn hit the Halcro truck and then over- turned N'o serious injuries resulted GOLDEN VOW a Christmas present no one forgets. DIVA A Slffan diamond ring will be the biggest Christmas surprise ever. A breathtaking diamond precisely cut for bril- liance and clarity. Ex- pertly set m a 14-karat gold ring styled to re- flect your taste Your love. For the happiest Christmas select a diamond ring from our complete Siffari collec- tion MUMONMS ARK FOKEVKR You can Me an MCOlMnt Mtellon el on display now tt JEWELLERY A ACCESSORIES Specializing In GIFTS-DIAMONDS REPAIRS 328-9T3S Mall ;