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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetUbridge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY. DECEMBER 13, 1974 15 Cents Petroleum tax cut applauded Compiled from Canadian Press Alberta's decision to reduce provincial taxes levied on the petroleum industry is "a positive John Poyen, president of the Canadian Petroleum Association, said Thursday. The Alberta government modified its royalty and corporate tax system Thursday in a move that Premier Peter Lougheed said was forced on the province by Ottawa's deci- sion to tax provincial royalties a form of tax on production. The Alberta action is ex- pected to reduce the provincial petroleum industry's tax load by million to million in 1975. In Toronto, Gulf Oil Emergency care upgrade sought Security forces link judge with terrorists THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli security forces seiz- ed about 25 Arab guerrilla suspects in the Gaza Strip today, including a judge ac- cused of leading Al Fatah terrorists in the occupied zone, the Israeli command said. Over southern Lebanon, anti-aircraft gunners fired at Cairo wants Jew freeze CAIRO (AP) Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy demanded today that Israel "must freeze its pre- sent population and pledge not to increase the number of its immigrants for the next 50 years" as a condition for peace in the Middle East. When the political Palestinian entity is es- tablished, Israel will, also have to compensate the Palestinians for the material and moral damages they have suffered over the past 20 years. Israeli jets, driving them off the coast of Sidon and Tyre four times, Lebanese military sources said. No hits were reported. The action came hours after Israeli artillery bombarded the Lebanese city of Nabatiyeh in retaliation for guerrilla rocketing of the Israeli town of Safad, and less than 24 hours after an Israeli air raid on Palestinian camps on the edge of Beirut. "Security forces detained a Fatah terrorist an Israeli communique said. "The detainees included the Fatah commander of the Gaza Strip, Judge Khaled el Qabra Also seized were senior aides of the guerrilla com- mand in Gaza, Khan Yunis and Rafah in the Sinai Desert and documents "which con- tained lists of recruits and instructions for the execution of terrorist the com- munique said. It said the detainees were suspected of "a number of ter- rorist including bomb- ing a bus inside Israel 10 months ago. The Israeli air raid Thurs- day left one Palestinian woman killed and 17 other persons wounded. It was Israel's reply to a terrorist grenade attack in a Tel Aviv movie theatre Wednesday night in which the terrorist, a British engineer and an Israeli woman were killed and 58 other persons were wounded. The air raid was the first in the immediate vicinity of the Lebanese capital, although Is- rael has staged commando raids in the city itself and on the Beirut airport. Eclipse A partial eclipse of the sun presented Lethbridge sky-gazers with an erie Friday the 13th sunrise. Herald photographer Walter Kerber recorded this surrealist scene at a.m. Peak time for the 60 per cent eclipse was at a.m., astronomers said. inside 32 Pages Classified.......28-32 Comics............26 Comment ..........4 Markets...........27 Theatres...........13 Travel.............24 Weather............3 At Home ...........6 LOW TONIGHT 10; HIGH SAT. 35; SUNNY MILD. 'How about one for the Caouette claims better coverage after payment Olympic coin market messy OTTAWA (CP) Coin collectors and speculators are manipulating the market for their own profit, a spokesman for the Olympic coins com- mittee said Thursday after a third flaw in the coins series was discovered. "A messy marketing situa- tion has said Dana Doiron, the committee's public relations spokesman. He denied that the Royal Canadian Mint would make an error on purpose to help boost sales. Increased value of the flaw- Syncrude reports cost FORT McMURRAY (CP) The results of an engineer- ing survey on costs at the Syncrude Canada Ltd. oil sands plant will be disclosed to federal and government of- ficials at a meeting today, says John Barr, syncrude public affairs manager. Syncrude president Frank Spragins said Nov. 15 that 80 engineers were being assigned to reassess all costs associated with the oil sands project in northeastern Alber- ta. ed coins among collectors doesn't bring extra money to Olympic coffers, he said. All the flawed coins, he said, are in the hands of distributors or collectors or in circulation. The third coin flaw in the two series issued so far was discovered by Real Gilbert, a Montreal coin dealer, who found a Series I coin with the map on one side tilted 20 degrees from the design on the reverse side. Mr. Gilbert said he has been offered for the coin but is not selling it until he knows how many have the flaw. Mr. Doiron said "maybe 100 of the nine million coins in the issue have a similar flaw. Two previous errors have been discovered. The coin of the four-coin second series of nine million had an in- correct Olympic symbol design. Two of the five Olym- pic rings were inter-twined in- correctly. The second error involved about coins. On the coin in Series 1, the wrong die was used so that 1974 appears on one side with the Queen, rather than 1973. Some buyers in recent newspaper advertisements have offered as much as for the coins while others say they have sold for OTTAWA (CP) Social Credit Leader Real Caouette stunned the Commons Thurs- day night by saying he has paid reporters for news coverage. His payments included monthly over three months to a CBC reporter and to "a newspaperman to have an ar- ticle in a certain Quebec he said in an un- expected interruption of nor- mal Commons business. The CBC was the only news organization named in the Commons statement, which left other politicians incredulous. But outside the House, Mr. Caouette said he thinks he might have given Pierre will open Games Prime Minister Trudeau will officially open the Canada Winter Games here Feb. 11, Charles Virtue, president of the Games Society announced today. something to a CTV television network reporter. He took the unusual step in the Commons naming Roch LaSalle (PC Joliette) as an MP he suspects of similar practices. The Quebec Progressive Conservative criticized Mr. Caouette's comments earlier this week about shady deals in volving politicans. "I wonder a little if he didn't contribute himself to paying the costs for his per- sonal publicity in the province Quebec." Canada Ltd. called it "a move in the right direc- tion" while Imperial Oil Ltd. said it was "en- couraged" by the new incentives. Mr. Poyen said in an inter- view, "The industry has a long, long road back to nor- malcy. What the premier of Alberta brought in this morn- ing is certainly a step down that road." Mr. Poyen suggested Alber- ta's decision "could provide meaningful leadership for the provinces of Saskatchewan and British'Columbia." Jerry McAfee, president ot Gulf Canada, said. "We are certainly en- couraged by this very signifi- cant step towards resolving the current federal-provincial impasse over petroleum tax- ation. R. G. Reid, Imperial Oil president, said in a statement the announcement "recogniz- ed the high level of costly ex- ploration and development re- quired to meet Canada's future energy needs." Scotty Cameron, general manager of the Independent Petroleum Association of Canada, representing most of the small, independent and Canadian oil companies, said Mr. Lougheed "recognizes the special problems the independents have." John Porter, general manager of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, said the expand- ed exploratory drilling incen- tive system "will encourage exploratory drilling, at least in Alberta." Finance Minister John Turner said taxation cuts by both the Alberta and federal governments should provide the oil industry with enough incentive to resume explora- tion work. But when asked for com- ment on Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed's call for further federal tax cuts, Mr. Turner said he would have to take a closer look at the figures before determining whether the companies need even more money. In Alberta, Social Credit Leader Werner Schmidt said the changes were "an un- necessary exercise" and a "juggling act." Mr. Schmidt added that the administrative costs of the proposals announced in Calgary by Premier Peter Lougheed would be "horren- dous." Lend a hand, lift a child Today we are appealing for help. We are appealing for people who can't plead for themselves, the silent, suf- fering, starving people of Bangladesh. We are the spokesman for the Unitarian Service Com- mittee. We have pledged our help and we must have your help. We must fill a cup with milk and sup with them. There is terribls sorrow and suffering in this world, so much so that were we to realize it, fully realize it, our minds would be overwhelmed and our spirits crushed. Happily for us, we don't have to dwell on this suf- fering. Life is good here in Southern Alberta, diversions are many, and we don't have to worry too much about the suffering in other parts of the world. We can put the newspaper down and turn our attentions to happier affairs. We can say is enough, when it is not enough. Isn't this what we do? We read the suffering and put our newspapers away. Then we put it out of our minds. Having read about it, and having put our newspapers away, we think the suffering has gone away. It hasn't. It won't go away simply because we choose not to think about it. It won't go away if we ignore it. Suffering humanity doesn't advertise itself. We can forget it. But it never goes away. What then, is our choice? We must recognize it. We must acknowledge this cry for help. We must listen to this silent suffering. And we must answer. Having answered, our minds are cleared. The worry and sadness are purged from our subconscious (it never forgets) and we know we have helped. Then we feel the joy of Christmas. It is not our purpose, in writing these Cup of Milk Fund stories, to kill that joy. We're not trying to make everyone feel guilty. We're not about to burden our own people when, goodness knows, they have enough problems of their own. But we can make our problems seem small. Thank God our problems are so small compared to their's. Thank God we have the resources, the will and the hearts to help them. We have received great support. We can reach our goal. Think of these dying By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer A re-organization of emergency services and a division of some of those ser- vices between the two hospitals in Lethbridge has been recommended by a city health study. The study, done by a group of Toronto consultants, says there is a recognized need for upgrading of emergency ser- vices in the city. The study points out the term emergency should not be tagged on "anything which comes into the hospital through the emergency door.'' The consultants, Peat Marwick and Partners, divide cases coming through emergency departments into' two groups, cases which can be predicted and those which enter unexpectedly. Cases which can be predicted include those that come by ambulance or doc- tors' referral or day surgery cases scheduled in advance Random cases include "walk- in" patients who arrive with varied problems. Single trauma unit The study says primary attention should be made to organize predictable cases and therefore recommends a single trauma unit for the city and concentration of out- patient facilities. The trauma, serious emergency, unit would be in St. Michael's Hospital with the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital emphasizing such programs as the existing cancer clinic, social hygiene clinic and psychiatric day care. As well the LMH could ex- pand out-patient services to include: Diagnostic and therapeutic services; Preventive care; Walk-in clinics run by family physicians, Family planning clinic, Social services Both hospitals should retain and expand their capacities to deal with walk-in patients, the study says. All ambulances carrying trauma cases would be directed to St. Michael's Hospital where the majority of surgical sub-specialty work in Lethbridge is done. "It is important for a trauma centre to be in close proximity to such sub- the study ex- plains. Superior facility Another reason the study cited for establishing a unit at St. Michael's is its emergency facilities are "superior" to those of LMH. The advantages of the single trauma unit for hospitals and patients are: Improved staff, concentration of specialty staff; Less duplication of specialized equipment, Increased cost effec- tiveness Service coverage on a 24- hour basis is feasible. The development of a trauma centre in the city is of particular interest to outlying communities, the study says. These communities would be increasingly able to look for Lethbridge instead of Calgary as a referral centre for emergency cases "This is obviously a preferable situation, taking into account the relative travel distances involved." (See related stories on Page Seen and heard About town Rev. James Carroll suggesting a mis spent youth by his demonstration of how to open a locked car door from the outside with a coat hanger and excited new papa Bill Howes wishing he had the same skill when he locked the keys in his car. thousands, homeless because of flood and famine. Their faces are ravaged by despair. How can we sit down to our Christmas dinners, knowing they are homeless, cold, hungry, sick and dying? How can we call ourselves human beings if we turn our backs on these miserable peo- ple of Bangladesh? For these little, suffering children. Their fate, in a sense, is our fate. When they die, they diminish the world and we are less because of los- ing them. In two weeks this campaign will be over. We'll be marking Christmas, in one way or another. Let's hope it has meaning for us and for them. Give us your hand. Lift us up and help us along the way. We can do it together. Write Cup of Milk, Lethbridge Herald. HOMELESS CHILDREN FACE BLEAK FUTURE ;