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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta S. TH5 lETHBRIDCE HERALD Friday, Docomlior IB, 1970 Rittion dollar project build big in Canada By JOHN AIIKA Herald Ottawa Itiircaii OTTAWA Energy, Mines and Resources .Minister J. J. Greene said Thursday that there is a possibility the Jap- anese may build a SI billion uranium enrichment plant in Canada. There also is some clianc L they uill agree to help estab- lish a copper smelter in B.C. te lold reporters after relunv ing from 10 days in Japan as head of a mining and metals trade mission of civil servants and businessmen. But Canadians failed to per- suade the Japanese to order more uranium from Canada, buy liquid petroleum gas Alberta tar sand oil, and never did get around to discussing potash, he said. The Japanese power demand growing so rapidly that nu- clear power, which now sup- plies them only 800 megawatts, is projected to provide megawatts by 1985, when it will 30'per cent of all power production. To help supply this energy requirement, the Japanese plan o make a decision on location jf their fourth uranium enrich- ment plant by 1972 but they vant it to be outside of the U.S. vhere the other three are. Mr. Greene said Tokyo is considering building the fourth plant in Japan but faces twc drawbacks: the political prob lent of Japanese public- ac ceptance, and tlte vulnerability to price fluctuations for oil to fuel the enrichment processing "We made a case for locating it in Canada and I think they showed very considerable in- terest in he said. Canada could offer not only the raw uranium but also the stable prices of hydro-electric- ity to fuel the enriching pro- ess. The mission was told that Japan's current SI billion in- vestment in Canadian compa- nies likely would triple "in a very few years" as its need for more raw materials increases, llr. Greene said he tried to nterest Japanese officials in Canadian LPG and (lie tar sands oils "but it appears these are beyond economic viability it the present time in their ipinion, and I don't think we nsde any impression there." Three people die BLISSFUL ANTICIPATORS -Michael Senior, 7, and his sister Shelly, 8, fust can't wait os they hover over a conveyor of fresh candy canes in the plant managed by their father Jack. The belt (urns canes out at an hour for the Christmas season. Verdict is expected today in Basque military trial BUT TEACHER SAID All is not perfed as studenis six-year-old Mark Kozlik up to uncross his halyards and right the Canadian flag at Allouette School in Hdney, in the Fraser Valley. Students at the tiny, two-room jchool handle many of the small chores to help out their two teachers. U.S., Soviets to resume nuclear talks in March HELSINKI (Reuter) The Uaited States and the Soviet Union will resume their top-se- cret talks to curb the nuclear arms race in Vienna March 15, they announced today. A joint communique on the third phase of the strategic arms limitation talks, which ended in the Finnish capital today, said the two powers 'ex- pressed their determination to pursue the negotiations with the aim of limiting strategic often sive and defensive armaments.'1 HALE OPTICAt COMPANY ITD Gary Martirt Dispensing Optician 307 St. S. 327-7152 The seven-week exchange of meetings in Helsinki had "fur- ther clarified a number of as- pects of the matters the communique said. But it gave no details of the highly technical negotiations, which apear still a long way from agreement between the two superpowers. CEILING NOT MENTIONED1 There was no mention of the American outline suggestions laid down in July for a ceiling on certain types of nuclear weapons, nor of counter-suggest tions made by the Soviet side during the Helsinki talks. "In the continuing course of the negotiations a wide range of questions dealing with the prob- lem of limiting strategic offen- sive and defensive armaments was the commu- nique said. Samsonite CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Silhouette LUGGAI IAOIH1 WASDQOEE (Rcgulm UDIES' BEAUTY CASE IADIES' O'NITE LADIES' WARDROBE MEN'S THREE SUITER (Regular OTHER STYLES AT SALE PRICES. Alligator Finishon at Slightly Higher PrJE L. WE ALSO STOCK SAMSONITE SHERBROQKE LUGGAGE SAMSONITE SATURN LUGGAGE SAMSONITE ATTACHE CASES MONTREAL (CP) At leas three persons died as a ?ssult o a blinding blizzard that swop through most: of Quebec Thurs day leaving 10 inches of snow in its wake. The snowstorm blew in from Ontario aiui northern New Yor state, accompanied by winds o 26 miles an hour which causec three- arid f o u r -f o o t drift; through the city. Traffic was jammed arount every corner as cars crawlec people out of work CALGARY (CP) About people are out of work n the city, close to double number of unemployed a year ago, say figures released this veek by the Domincon Bureau if Statistics. The unemployment Commis- ;lon reported at the end of No- that claimants fere receiving payments and ,OCO applications for assistance vere being received each week. At the end of November last ear, people were taking unemployment insuranc bene- ifits. Officials at Canada Manpow- er said unemployment is not expected to decrease until after March, 1971, and estimated that as many as people could be seeking jobs in the city by that time. At the end of November there were unemployec in the province or 5.3 per cen of the labor force, compare; with 3.2 per cent a year earlier along the city streets. Asked how many accidents occurred during the storm in Montreal, a police official guessed 250. Montreal International Air- pert in suburban Dorval re- mained open all day but control tower officials said that the traffic flow was "less than 10 per cent of what we normally have." Westbound flights were se- verely limited while all east- bound traffic was at a halt. Most primary and secondary schools were open in the Mont- leal area but school officials in outlying areas such as St. Johns, Lachute and Lennoxville 'eported closings for the day. Montreal municipal and in- .er-cily buses were running be- hind schedule and service be- .ween Montreal and Quebec City was interrupted between 1 and 6 p.m. Tlic blizzard even aided two msoners to escape from the ncdium security Leclerc Insti- ute north of Montreal. Prison ifficials said they lost sight of he men because of the snow ifter they had succeeded in caling the fence. The weather also brought ;rief to four would-be holdup nen in Montreal west end when iieir getaway car became stuck :i a snowdrift. The storm also caused cancel- ation of three Quebec Junior A ockey League games. MADRID (Renter) The Spanish cabinet met today with- out knowing the verdict on 16 Basque nationalists whose mili- tary trial ended last week. Earlier speculation had it that the oft-delayed verdict would be announced today to coincide with the special cabinet session. But lawyers for the defend- ants said they did not believe the five-man tribunal of army judges will give the verdict be- fore Saturday, and possibly not until early next week. The judges have been sitting -'---J session in Burgos controversial trial tn closed since the ended Dec. 9. Six of the accused face possible death sentences for the alleged murder of the chief of political police in San Sebastian in 1968, and the delay in the verdict has led to spec- ulation that at least two of t six will be sentenced to death. CLEMENCY FOEECAST Head of State F r a n c i s c Franco is expected now to ca another cabinet meeting aft the sentences are announced commute the death penalties a Christmas week gesture. The other 10 accused ha been variously charged wi subversion, terrorism, rebellio and illegal possession of fir arms. Meanwhile, there was no new of kidnapped West German Coi sul Eugen Beihl, abducted b Basque extremists and believe held pending announcement the sentences. More than Spaniard staged a mass patriotic rally i Madrid Thursday. Envoy's release near RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) The Brazilian government has given its first indication of will- ingness to exchange 70 political irisoners for kidnapped Swiss Ambassador Giovanni Enrico 3ucher. A local news agency reported Thursday night that Brazilian authorities were holding talks vith the Chilean and Algerian embassies to arrange political asylum for (lie prisoners and to fly them out of Brazil. Diplomats of the three coun- ries would not comment on the report, but there were strong ndications that discussions vere under way. Leftist terrorists kidnapped iiicher Dec. 7 and demanded that the government free 70 irisoners in exchange for his elease. The government asked le kidnappers for the names of lie prisoners they wanted freed, ut the kidnappers refused to rovide a list until the govern- ment slated publicly that it was rilling to make the exchange. Tie talks with the Chileans and Algerians were believed to be the first step in getting such a statement prepared. Further debate expected on Jim Suggests 306 5lh Strool South telMiridgo, Alborin, Telenhono 327-376.1 For Ihctt man on your Christmas List 100? SKI JACKETS man FROM KNIT BODY SHIRTS f The youna man's favorite, PRICED FROM 8.00 I SKINNY RIB SWEATERS i Slecvolyts nnd Icna cd livid. PRICED FROM 14.00 j IN DOUBT AOOUT SIZE? r GIVE A GIFT CERTIFICATE Magistrates become judges EDMONTON (CP) Alber- ta's magistrates will be known as "provincial judges" starting Jan. 1, under provisions of an order in council issued this week. The change was aurthorized by the legislature last spring and Attorney General Edger Gerhart says the move is de- signed to bring magistrates in line with other judges and set up procedures for a disciplin- ary council. WASHINGTON (Renter) filibuster in the Senate and the possibility of a retreat by the White House appeared today to have doomed the wide-ranging import-quota trade bill as it now stands for this session of Con- gress, Senate sources said tfcat de- spite manoeuvres begun late Thursday by supporters of the legislation, the odds are all in favor of the opposition who plan to talk the bill to death extended debate. with Cup of milk fund grows Anonymous...... Petery Letasy, Natal hbrldge Weir to resign as Tory chief WINNIPEG fCP) Former Manitoba premier Walter Weir s expected to announce his res- gnat ion today as leader of the )rovincial Progressive Conserv- ilive party. Party sources said Mr. Weir, tow Opposition Leader, an-; noimced his decision to a Thurs- i day night party caucus. Inter- viewed later, Mr. Weir, 41, would neither confirm nor deny the report. "Events will explain them- selves." he said. ASHPHALT PAVING TOllb'STRUP SAND and GRAVEL Construction Co. Ud. Mrs. .___ F., Lethbt Mr. W. D. Morris, Springs................ Anonymous, Warner H. J. Standing, Lelhbrldga Anonymous, Carrnangay Mr. and Mrs. David Tschritter, Taber........ Jim and Ann, Lethbrldge Anonymous, Coleman Mrs. J. Wolstenholme, Plncher Creek Anonymous, Lethbrldge Course 10 C.lass of Raymond First Ward, Raymond Mr. and Mrs. George 0. Mrnlcn, Warner Anonymous, Cranford...... Anonymous, Lethbridge Anonymous. Fort Macleod Tommy and Krlste-Lynn McNabny, Calgary....... Anonymous, Lethbridge Mr. Abu Thiessen and Family, Coaldale Anonymous, Lelhbridge Mrs. W. P. Lethbridge L. S. 8., Lethbridge........ Cheryl ?nd Florence Lethbridga..... Peter Renton, Raymond Ken Gillies, Lethbridge..... Karen and Greg Gerla, Lefhbridge.............. Anonymous, Taber Mr- and Mrs. John f, Mrs Marjorle Anonymous, Forme........' Mrs. Frida Bachman, Warner Barbara Boyle, Lethbridgs Alice Boyle, Lethbrldtje Karen _M. Lyons, Plncher The Larsons, Spring Coulee Stutlenls Council of Henderson College of Business, Leth'britJoe Monarch Rainbow Sunday School, Monarch and W-s. o, K. Walker, William Coutts V. G. Lplhbrirfa? Elms spring Colony. Wflrrcr Campbell Hardware, Plcturg Anonymous, Pincher CreeV Virnon JMH Burrs K. Sawsda. T.ibor...... Michael and Refer WcNally, H. R. Jcffers. Milk River Anonymous, Burdeft HarHd shfiffic'd, Coutls..... W. R. Myers Jr. Hlnh Sfuclcnts' Union, Ta'-.er Mr. and Mrs. J. McAllister, Lcthbrltitie.............. Dr. ,ind Mrs. ipthhridqe Owen OistritiKtinfj Coffee Fund, TOTAL TO RATE- 7.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 2.00 3.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 ITie trade bill, which imposes mandatory quotas on textiles shoes and potentially othei products, was combined in a Se- nate committee with other legis- lation on social security anc health and welfare reform into one huge package. Senate sources said that, faced with the probable defeat of all this legislation, President Nixon is willing to drop the present trade bill. MAY ASK QUOTA But he will ask that Congress approve a textile import quota before adjourning on or before Jan, 3. Such a bill would keep pres- sure on the Japanese to come to ,trms on voluntary limits for their textile exports to the United States. The opponents of the trade )ill, including Republican Sena- .or Jacob Javits of New York, ear that its wide import-quota revisions will ignite an interna- tional trade war. Supporters say the quotas are needed to counter rising imports vhich they claim are ruining American industries. i 5.00 5.CO 5. CO S.Ofl S.OO 5.00 5.M 5.00, 3.00 5.00 5.00 Policeman not guilty of perjury KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) RCMP constable Robert Cameron Gumming was found not guilty Thursday of pcrjiuy relating to testimony he gave in August during a narcotics trafficking trial. Two additional charges of nprjnry atjainsf fhn linrlprrfivpr agent were dismissed Wednes- day by Judge C. W. Morrow in 4 ABOVE ZERO AT Weather and road report NOON SUNKISE SATURDAY SUNSET H L Precip Victoria......... 45 31 Prince Rupert .39 16 Penticton....... 38 31 Prince George 15 2 iiamloops....... 34 22 Vancouver.......44 30 Lcthhridgc....... 6 -2 .11 'ranbrook.......33 23 Walerton....... 5 -4 'incher Creek 3 -7 Medicine Hat 8 -4 1 Edmonton....... -1 7 'asper.......... 7 0 Banff........... 9 -4 Coronation....... 3-11 Mgary......... 1 -7 'eace River rrande Praire Rocky Mnt. Nousa 'rince Albert forth Battleford askatoon...... 'wift Current loose Jaw....... V'orth Bay 3 -7 4 -5 2 -6 -15 2 -10 0 -10 0 -17 8 -12 20 18 Brandon 5 -10 .09 Winnipeg 8 -6 .04 Kenora )6 2 .III Thunder Bay 28 22 .05 The Pas -7 -16 Dauphin -2 -5 .03 Toronto 34 28 Ottawa 25 Montreal St. John's Halifax Charloltetown Fredericton Chicago New York Miami Los Angeles San Francisco Las Vegas legina.......... 9 -7 .11 22 .17 17 .50 6 31 .SO 24 .42 20 .93 .03 21 18 35 30 27 40 36 41 35 84 61 59 45 .02 52 42 .33 54 36 FORECAST Lctliliriilgc. Medicine Hal- Today: Light snow. Satur- day: Clearing continuing cold. Lows tonight 10-15 below, highs Saturday near zero. Columbia, Koolcnay To- day: Cloudy with snowflurrias. Colder. Winds N15. Tonight mainly cloudy. Saturday mainly sunny and cold. Winds S15. Highs today 20-30. Lows 'anight 5-15. Highs Saturday .5-25. BEHLEN TOWN and COUNTRY ow-cost all-steel building for all-around uses WINTER TIME IS PLANNING TIME See Us Today For Your Free Estimate GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Coiinty Court. The charges stemmed from i 75. M 25.00 25.00 tlie constable's earlier state- ment that he had not possessed a wviicli knife, that he o j had not given his hand gun to anyone during his undercover work, and that he had not given marijuana to persons arrested later as a result of his work. Judge Morrow said he was disregarding testimony from one or two crown witnesses concerning the gun incident he- cause of apparent confusion on the time clement. He dismissed the other (wo charges because of imprecise wording and n conflict on dates. Highway Carwsy to JO miles to Fort Mackod most ly bare, in miles south of Fort Maclcod to 8 miles north has thin layer of packed snow, moderately slippery. 8 miles lorth of Fort Macleod to Nan- tc-ii travel laiiL-s die bare with some snow on the shoul- ders and centre line. Highway 3 east Leth- bridge to Grassy Lake travel lanes ar.e bare. Highway 3 west Lcth- bridge to Port Macleod, some short sections of packed snow, travel lanes mostly bare. Fort Macleod to 7 miles west of Fort Maclcod 'thin layer of pack- ed snow, moderately slippery, wheel paths beginning to show through. Remainder to Cole- man travel arc mostly Highway 4 and 5, (ravel are mostly bare. Highway 6 Highway 211 travel lanes are mostly bare. Highway 36 some snow on shoulders and along centra travel jaurs nioatiy MIT.. Highway 61 and 62 wheel paths are bare. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway Calgary to Revel- stoke received some new snow generally in good winter condition, few slippery sec- tions. Banff-Radium highway good winter driving condi- tion, occasional slippery sec- tions. Banff-Jasper highway re- ceived 1 inch of new snow, few slippery sections. Molorisis are required to uso :now tires or chnins wVn I rav- elling through any mcu lain areas. PORTS OP ENTRY (Opening nml Closing Coults 2-1 hours: Canvay 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Eonita 9 a.m. to p.m.; Koosoville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgale, lours; Porlhill-KykerLs 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. Wjlchorsc, 8 a.m. to S p.m. ;