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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta vwvwiiiwi mf. t.EinBmvwE riEnnbv i Trudeau claims to be optimistic about Canada's economy OTTAWA Seemingly secure after more than a year of tension-filled minority gov- ernment. Prime Minister Trudeau says he is op- timistic about Canada's economic prospects. He covered these and other issues in a CTV interview taped for making it clear he believes many of the country's economic woes result primarily from world conditions. he was caused mainly by world shortages of petroleum and food. If a government can't cope with self- induced it deserves to be thrown out. when as it does. now. comes mainly because there are world shortages the tirst thing we should do is compensate the people who are caught in this. It's not their fault that the heating prices have gone up. It's not their fault that the cost ol foods traded on the world market have gone up. They can't protect themselves by demanding higher wages and so He said the government had already taken steps to ease the such as removing the annual two-per-cent ceiling on pension increases. World shortages could not be controlled at the domestic level when there are prices go up and we can't hold them The prime minister restated his objections to wage and price saying they have not worked in either Britain or the United States. The shortages were worse than before the wage and price controls. I think it's just a bad political and economic On the energy he admitted Canada was by Arab restrictions that lollowed the most recent outbreak of fighting with Israel. An oil policy analysis was announced by Energy Minister Donald Macdonald in the result of nearly three years work by his department. said Mr. might All you had the analysis in why didn't you have the policy ready for maybe I but it takes time to put a policy together and our timing was to have it for this coming winter. of the Middle East war. which neither you nor I could the thing came on us three four months earlier than we had been ready Prime Minister Trudeau repeated his stand that the best solution is a one-Canada oil policy. rather than the present system that permits lower prices in the West. going to have a policy for all Canada. Timing is of the once we couldn't time the Middle East war. We brought in our freeze to fight inflation and now we are prolong- ing it to ensure security of supply and one market for This a voluntary restraint at the producer has been a critical issue in the political arena. It was to have been removed at the end ot January and there were howls of out- rage when the government announced the exten- sion. On the economy in general. Canada came through 1973 partly through government Mr Trudeau said he bases his optimism about economic prospects for 1974 on a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and of which Canada is a member. says that Canada will be one of those to come out of it probably unscathed in terms of in terms of and so in terms of the energy Post-election blues for defeated By BILL COULTHARD QUEBEC In the wake of the Quebec Liberal government's return to power with a crushing atten- tion in the province has shitted to the two surviving opposition parties. Both are going through post- jlectoral crises which sromise to last well into 1974. The Creditistes. after the 3ct 29 electoral debacle which left them with only two seats in the Quebec national jssembly. have split into two warring camps. BIRCH FIREWOOD 329-4941 The Parti Quebecois. while not prone to the kind of fac- tionalism which periodically shakes the Creditistes. are do- mg some profound soul- searching. Rene Levesque is taking his time deciding whether to re- main as the independence par- tv's while some of the party's senior members are publicly questioning the tac- tics and attitudes of the par- ty's approach to the elec- torate. The secure in their 102-seat domi- nation ot the 110-seat are promising action on a broad range of issues. Foremost is the volatile issue which has been at the iorefront of nationalist agitation for five years LEGISLATION PROMISED Education Minister Fran- SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre in color. Starring Stanley Geraldine Chaplin and Donald Pleasence. Tuesday and December January 1 and January 2. Monday and Tuesday show at p.m. ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre in color. Starring Burt Lancaster. Tuesday and December January 1 and 2. Monday and Tuesday show at p.m. ADULT. TABER Tower Theatre RED in color. Starring Charles Bronson and Ursula Andress. Tuesday and Wed- December January 1 and 2. Monday and Tuesday shows at and p.m. ADULT._____ cois Cloutier has said legisla- tion will probably be in- troduced in the new year to re- quire new immigrant chil- dren of non-English-speaking origin to attend French schools. Other legislation would pro- claim French as Quebec's language and Eng- lish as one of the province's two languages. Preferential treatment for companies accepting French as the working language in Quebec would become as an incentive. But there would be no coercive legisla- tion to force adoption of French as a working lan- guage did not play an important part in the campaign for the Oct. 29 provincial election in which the Liberals virtually wiped out the Opposition. But strong government ac- tion on the issue might steal some of the thunder of the Parti Quebecois. which suf- fered as the Liberals pola- rized the election on the choice between federalism and separatism. The Parti Quebecois came out of the tussle with six fewer than it won in form the official Opposition. It supplanted the Union Nationale. governing party for most of the last 35 which did not win a seat. The Creditistes dropped from 12 seats in 1970 to two and internal party fighting broke out almost imme- diately. Camil Samson and Fabien 1 Roy. the only Creditiste win- have broken away from the party structure of Yvon Dupuis. who was elected ear- lier this year following an- other party split. Mr. Dupuis. continues to claim that he is party saying a meet- ing of Creditistes under Mr. Samson and Mr. which voted to abolish the leader's post for two was ille- gal. But Mr Levesque's lead- ership has been questioned publicly and there have been suggestions from within the party that an elitist attitude must be eliminated. Coal companies worry farmers COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY ACTIVITY PROGRAM CHILDREN S FREE RECREATIONAL HOCKEY Civic Ice nocn 1974 January 1974 January 1974 Adams Park Ice noon 1974 January 1974 January 1974 Henderson Park Ice noon January January 1974 January 1974 January 1974 January 1974 RECREATIONAL ETC. FREE Gilbert Lakeview and St. Patrick's p.m. January and January 1974 SIR ALEXANDER GALT MUSEUM FREE p.m. January Janu- ary and January 1974 NOTE- Please refer to the Regular Public Swimming and Skating Schedule on the Entertainment Page each Monday and Thursday pertaining to the schedule of times for Free Public Skating and Swimming at the City Recreational Facilities during the Christmas Holidays Colo The president of the American National Farmers Union says the move west by giant coal companies is creating a problem for the region that must be met head on. Tony Dechant said strip mining is the most dramatic violation of the environment that man has yet devised. He said it leaves once-green hills looking like the remains of a dead and underground water supplies destroved or ruined. Dechant also announced during a speech in Denver that a farmers union strip mining conference for the western region woufd be held at Rapid S.D.. Jan. 18-19. Mont. A Montana livestock depart- ment official says 1973 will be a Montana record breaker in livestock sales and inspec- tions. Administrator William Cheney said Thursday that sales in Montana livestock markets could easily surpass the record 1.3 million head in 1972. 6 for 86 SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE FOR OUR NATIONAL BRAND SOFT DRINKS Cheney said an estimated 3.5 million head of cattle have been inspected in com- pared with 2 9 million last year. Cattle are inspected when moved in or out of the and when brought to market. STEREO PHOTO ______ _____________.. ...y PLEASE NOTE Our Store Will Remain CLOSED All Day Jan. 2 For Stocktaking We Will be Open for Business As Usual on Jan. 3 419 5th Street S. Phone 328-6661 COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDQB PUBLIC SKATING and MUSEUM Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. 7 FRITZ SICK FAMILY SWIM Noon NOON-SWIM pm FREE PUBLIC SWIM p.m and SWIM 12-00-1 00 0m. FREE PUBLIC SWIM p.m. and Svviivi p.m. FREE PUBLIC SWIM 2.00-4.00 p m.. and 7 30-9.30 p Swim p Swim 1-00-S'OO p m. Family Swim 6-00-8-00 Swim p.m. Free Public Swim 2 p.m HENDERSON PARK ICE Public Skating 2 00-4.00 p Public Skating 2 00-4 jOO p Public Skatina no.4 oo D m Public Skating 7 00-9 00 p 2 00-4.00 Public Skating p m CIVIC ICE Beginners Skating 10.00-1200 noon FREE Public Skating 2 PUBLIC SKATING VOO-3-00 PUBLIC SKATING 2 00-4-00 Skating 8.00-10.00 Skating '1.00-2.30 p.m Public Skating ADAMS PARK ICE FAMILY SKATING 10-00-12-00 Noon FREE PUBLIC SKATE 2-00-4-00 p m. Beginners Skating 6-30-8-00 p PUBLIC SKATING p Beginners Skating 10 00-12-00 noon hHtt PUBLIC SKATING p.m. Public Skating 7 00-9 00 p Skating 2-00-4-00 p Skating 1.00-2 30 p.m. Public Skating 3.00-5 00 p.m. Family Skating R 00-7.30 Public Skating p.m. ALEXANDER GALT p 00-4.30 p.m Grits may fight oil legislation OTTAWA Justice Minis-ter Otto Lang said last wwk Ottawa consider challenging plans by Alberta and Saskatchewan to control their own petroleum prices and exports. The two provinces are going beyond their constitutional he said in an inter- and the federal govern- ment must all the the government had no im- mediate plans to challenge the provincial energy legislation. He indicated the govern- ment hopes the matter can be held in abevance until the first GM may cut car production by New chief justice This is Bora new chief justice of Canada. Chief justice Laskin served as a judge of the Ontario Supreme Court before being named to the Canadian High Court four years ago. He suceeds Gerald Fateaux as chief justice. Prime Minister Trudeau an- nounced the appointment last week. DETROIT General Motors says its indefinite layoff of 38.000 workers in the United States should result in a total production cut of 000 passenger cars by next fall. The layoffs and subsequent production cuts are hitting plants which turn out the gas-guzzling cars. The actions are designed to bring the auto-maker's output in line with a sales projection of between eight and 12 per cent below 1973 levels The indefinite layoffs will be preceded by 10-day layoffs lor 48.000 workers starting Jan. 7. But a spokesman said Saturday many of these workers are the same ones who would be laid off The lavofts are to be scat- Oil-importing alliance urged WASHINGTON The United States should move to torm an alliance of oil-import- ing countries capable of counter-balancing the Organ- ization of Petroleum Ex- porting says U.S. Representative Robert Steeie i rep. The OPEC has been the chief mechanism for co- ordinating the Arab oil boycott along with cuts in production and increases in petroleum prices. As described by an international oil consumers group could negotiate as a single body to keep prices as low as possible and to pool resources in the development of new energy supplies. His proposed organization would include France. the Netherlands and West Ger- manv. lered throughout GM's U.S which employed an av- erage 615.000 hourly and sala- ried workers this year. But their central objective is cutting production on stan- dardsize models and luxury cars. Production of trucks and small cars will not be affected Small car output is being increased under a previously announced programs GM Chairman Richard Ger- stenberg said the sales decline that led to the layoffs was pri- marily caused by the Arab oil embargo and uncertainty over availability of fuel. But he conceded that an ear- lier temporary layoff that cut out production of 80.000 vehicles in December was a direct result ol overproduc- tion in the final quarter of 1973. He said overproduction was a hedge against possible strike actions dunr.g labor talks. CHURCH LEADER DIES HELSINKI Arch- bishop Salomies. 80. former leader of the Finnish Lutheran died here Wednesday after a long illness. an authority on biblical history and a former professor on the subject at the Helsinki was the head of the state Lutheran church in Finland from 1951 to 1964. ministers' meeting on energy late next month Both Alberta and Saskatche- wan are holding their legisla- tion in abeyance until after the energy conference. Alberta now has legislation which would establish a provincial petroleum marketing commission to sell all Alberta Crown oil The commission would buy oil irom the 35.000 Crown leaseholders who produce 85 per cent of the province's crude The commission also would take government now 22 per in oil instead ol cash It would then deter- mine prices for oil leaving the province Mr Lang said this might in- terfere with the federal government's responsibilities in interprovincial and export trade Alberta oil now sells for about a barrel plus a 90- a-barrel export tax imposed by the federal government The province has protested the tax. saying it is losing money on royalties because oil on the international market is much higher in price. The tax was imposed in Sep- tember along with a voluntary petroleum products price 1 reeze in areas west of the Ot- tawa Valley It was 40 cents a barrel at first and now Energy Minister Donald Macdonald says it will be a barrel Feb. 1. The Alberta legislation could bypass the export tax by increasing the price of crude oil exported to the United States. Saskatchewan's legislation is but the New Democrat government there plans to take over all oil wells in the province. Mr Lang said Ottawa could become involved in a legal tight with the two provinces if a private individual or group decided to challenge their legislation. The federal government then might join in to contest the constitutional aspects of the case he said he does not know of anyone with plans to take legal action. Show Times Season's Greetings from the Management and Staff J ADULT It was the time of makin' out and cruisin' NOW SHOWING At p.m. Mon PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects. 2.00 7.00 9.06 THAT DARN CAT. 2.10 9.16 LAST COMPLETE ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short 7.15 9.30 AMERICAN 10'00 LAST COMPLETE SHOW' ADULT ENTERTAINMENT COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects- 7-00 9'05 EXECUTIVE ACTION- 7'35 9'40 LAST COMPLETE SHOW' ADULT ENTERTAINMENT ADULT college cinema NOW SHOWING At PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects- 1-30 3-30 5-35 7-35 9.40 THAT DARN V35 5'40 7-40 LAST COMPLETE SHOW. FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects. AMERICAN LAST COMPLETE SHOW- ADULT ENTERTAINMENT COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects- 7-00 9-05 EXECUTIVE ACTION- 9-40 LAST COMPLETE 9'05 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short 2.00 THAT DARN 2.10 9.16 LAST COMPLETE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short 7.15 AMERICAN 10.00 LAST COMPLETE 9.30 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT COLLEGE CINEMA Short EXECUTIVE LAST COMPLETE 9'05 paramount NOW SHOWING TGNiTE AT AND P.M. ___ FAMILY A sassy Siamese cat leads the on the wildest chase of tisnej Marious cc DARN Rc.releasod by BUENA VISTS OislnDunon Co me Wall Disney Productions Starring HAYLEY WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS CELEBRATES YEARS Of FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT DEAN DOROTHY RODDY NEVILLE Continuous Co-starring ELSA UNCHESTER Box nUnuous Shows Tuesday First Show Starts p.m. Offlct Opens p.m. Matinee Wed. Thrii Sat. at 2 p.m. ;