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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbrulne Herald Countdown 4 days to go LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1975 15 Cents ULSTER LEADER WOUNDED BELFAST (AP) A top Protestant leader in Northern Ireland was shot and wounded today in the second attempt on his life in less than a month. Charles Harding-Smith, leader of the west Belfast faction of the paramilitary Ulster Defence Association was hit three times by one of two gunmen who burst into his headquarters on Shankill Road, aides reported. The Royal Victoria Hospital said his wounds were not critical. He left the hospital 11 days ago after an I attempt Jan. 14 in which he was hit three times while standing at the window of the same office. Police have theorized the shootings were the result of a split among Protes- j tant militants. Harding-Smith and his west Belfast followers broke away from the i east Belfast UDA last year. Taxpayers' purse hasn't seen last of Syncrude OTTAWA (CP) The promised transfusion of federal funds into the Syncrude oil sands project might drain taxpayers of more than the million already pledged the House of Commons learned Wednesday. Pressed by New Democratic Party questions, Treasury Board President Jean Chretien said Ottawa is bound to contribute 15 per cent of development costs, even if that percentage exceeds ?300 million. However, the government would, not go much higher than that, he told reporters later Costs of the northeastern Alberta development already have doubled once. Any major cost change BILL GROENEN photo More cold The icy steam from the Lethbridge Brewery floating across the horizon will become a familiar sight for city residents for at least the next few days. The weather office reported today temperatures will show- some moderation but remain relatively the same. Highs of 10 to 15 and lows of five to 10 below' have been predicted for Friday. Meanwhile, record lows were recorded in two Southern Alberta areas Wednesday. Medicine Hat, with 34 below, broke its previous low of 26 below set in 1936, Brooks, with 27 below Wednesday, broke its previous minimum of 26 below, set in 1949. Tank fire kills Peruvian rioters Syncrude revival-brightens' Alberta employment picture' LIMA (Reuter) Tanks fired on civilian rioters Wednesday after loyalist troops crushed a police revolt in a day of bitter fighting here that left at least 30 people dead and dozens more wounded. IRA vows to kill ministers DUBLIN (Reuter) The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) has threatened to assassinate two Irish cabinet ministers if any of the 15 IRA hunger strikers in a prison here die, political sources said Wednesday. The Irish Labour party sources said the threat was regarded as genuine by the Fine Gael and Labor coalition government. Nine civilians were hit by machine-gun fire from tanks rolling across Lima's central San Martin Square as the left- wing government of Gen. Juan Velasco Alvarado grappled with its worst crisis in years. But the violence tapered off after midnight and der a dusk-to dawn curfew along with the nearby port of quiet today. The trouble began when troops and tanks stormed the barracks where police- men, demanding more pay and better conditions, had barricaded themselves for 48 hours. The police were given 15 minutes to end their revolt before a Russian-built tank fired on the main gates. In the 20-minute battle that followed, at least 30 people died, police said. ByALSCARTH Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Putting the threatened Syncrude oil sands project back on the tracks makes Alberta's employment picture probably the brightest in North America this year, Premier Peter Lougheed said in the legislature Wednesday. But New Democratic Leader Grant Notley claimed during debate on the throne speech that permanent jobs after construction is finished could cost million each. "There are a lot better ways of creating Mr. Notley said. Debate on the Syncrude issue Wednesday also saw Roy Wilson (SC Calgary Bow) accuse the premier of misleading the legislature about consideration of Seen and heard About town Alberta Liberal leader Nick Taylor saying the Liberals have been in opposition in Saskatchewan, underground in British Columbia, and until now in the museum in Alberta .Casey Vandenbrlnk enter- taining fellow Kiwanians by singing and riding an excercy- cle at the same time. independent studies com- missioned on the project. Speaker Gerry Amerongen was to rule on the Socred's point of privilege today. In the course of the debate, Albert Ludwig (SC Calgary Moun- tainview) said the premier was "weaselling" on the ques- tion of when the government received the consultants' reports. He eventually withdrew the remark at the request of the speaker. But he said the premier was taking advantage of the speaker's "generosity" to get'out of a situation. Mr. Wilson accused Mr. Lougheed of or inadvertently" misleading the house when he said Tuesday the 'government received the reports last week and had carefully considered them before investing in the pro- ject. He based his claim on a Fri- day statement by Mr. Lougheed that only preliminary drafts of the reports had been received and final reports would not be ready until this week. But Mr. Lougheed told the house that while one draft and one partial draft were all that the government had in its hands on Friday, the remainder arrived by Satur- day. Mr. Lougheed said as far as he knew, Saturday was still the end of the week. In a question period dominated by the Syncrude project, Mr. Lougheed said the project would make Alberta the "only jurisdiction in North America" with a strong employment picture for the next six months. The construction force at the site near Fort McMurray is climbing and will peak at 500 persons before the barrel per day plant goes on stream in 1978. But Mr. Notley claimed later during debate that per- manent jobs on the project would amount to only If the project cost more than billion as now es- timated, Mr. Notley said it will cost million per job created at the plant. The Alberta government and its energy company have a poten- tial stake in the project of more than billion. Even using the consultants' estimate of jobs created directly and indirectly by the plant, Mr. Notley said it siili came to a job. Taylor hopes to see 3 candidates in South Alberta Liberal Leader Nick Taylor said Tuesday he hopes to have at least three candidates in Southern Alberta ridings during the next provincial election. Organization is "coming along better than we ex- pected" across the province for the next election, Mr. Taylor said in an interview here. The Liberals have seven candidates selected, 12 nomination meetings have been set and Mr. Taylor ex- pects to have about 35 can- didates in the election. Mr. Taylor said the Liberal machine has been organizing from northern Alberta to the south and, he added, should muster 30 to 40 candidates, with -at least three in Lethbridge and area, if the election is not called within the next few months. The Liberal leader, himself a candidate in Calgary Glen- more, said he expects the ejection to be called for June, "but I am running as if it were to be March 17." While again predicting the doom of the Social Credit par- ty, Mr. Taylor said the Liberals were gaining ground in rural areas. "We are gaining in rural Alberta because we are talk- ing about the importance of agriculture and produce while other parties are talking about he said. would mean "all the par- ties involved will have to sit down and review the said Mr. Chretien. If there were a five or 10 per cent increase, "some parties will have a hell of a problem and we will be among them." Mr. Chretien said he doubts the project will cost more than the estimated billion. A deal announced Tuesday brought the federal, Alberta and Ontario governments into the project with shares of 15, 10 and five per cent, respec- tively. In Edmonton Wednesday, Mines Minister Bill Dickie said in an interview that the Alberta government is com- mitted to pay 10 per cent of costs for the oil sands project, even if the costs rise above the current estimates. Premier Peter Lougheed said in the House Tuesday that Alberta's 10 per cent equity participation in the project would work out to million. Gulf Oil Canada Ltd., Canada Cities Service Ltd. and Imperial Oil Ltd. had threatened to drop the Syncrude project if it did not get another billion in assistance. The consortium eventually put up another million themselves on top of the million provided by the three governments. Special tax breaks and pric- ing promises given Syncrude also came in for attention on Parliament Hill Wednesday. Prime Minister Trudeau said any applications for similar breaks would be look- ed at "on their jnerit." Op- position Leader Robert Stan- field had asked if other oil sands developers can expect similar treatment. The National Energy Board says a new plant is needed every two years on the vast oil sands to ensure Canadian self sufficiency in oil. Asked by Harvie Andre (PC Calgary Centre) if a new plant is expected to be built every two years without tax breaks, the prime minister said the government has "no particular rhythm of _ construction" in mind. Great Canadian Oil Sands, a Sun Oil subsidiary, already is operating on the sands near Fort McMurray, 225 miles northeast of Edmonton. NDP Parliamentary Leader Ed Broadbent, whose party favors full public control of the sands, said the NDP will try to lead public opinion to change the government's policy. The three companies in Syncrude holding 70 per cent conirol all are sub-' sidiaries of U.S. based oil companies. Turkey pulls out Cyprus peace talks ANKARA (Reuter) Turkey pulled out of the Cyprus peace talks being con- ducted by U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger Wednesday and suspended negotiations on U.S. bases here. The moves coincided with a cutoff of U.S. military aid to Turkey, ordered by the U.S. Congress. In Washington, de- fence department officials said four cargo ships laden with weapons for Turkey were Miirned'Back or diverted because of the deadline. The cutoff was approved by Congress because of Turkey's invasion of Cyprus last July following a1 coup led by the Greek officers of the Cypriot National Guard. Although Turkey has withdrawn a token men from Cyprus, this did not satisfy U.S. congressmen pressing for greater progress towards a Cyprus peace, including a Turkish withdrawal from the strategic Mediterranean island. Wednesday's announcement that Turkish Foreign Minister Melih Esenbel has cancelled a planned trip to Brussels next week for peace talks with Kis- singer and Greek Foreign Minister Dimitrios Bitsios was in line with warnings by Kissinger than an aid cutoff would jeopardize his peacemaking efforts. The United States has men stationed in Turkey, manning sophisticated weapons systems which form part of the NATO alliance's southern defence perimeter. fighting kills ADDIS ABABA (Reuter) Seven days, of fighting between secessionist guerrillas and Ethiopian troops have left at least persons dead in the northern province of Eritrea, reliable sources said today. The sources refused to dis- close the exact proportion of civilian, guerrilla and troop losses since the Eritrean con- flict erupted last Friday. Northwest Passage oil route said feasible WASHINGTON (CP) A United-States government naval architect said Wednesday it is feasible to have icebreaking super- tankers carry Alaskan oil through the Passage and decried what he call- ed "infantile" emotionalism in Canada on the subject. However, a state department official called the idea "absolutely asinine" and insisted that, with or without U.S. Coast Guard vessels to accompany them, the tankers would not be plying the Northwest Passage. "The common sense answer is that we aren't going to do said the state depart- ment officer, who asked to be nameless. Told that a U.S. government program has been studying the idea for several years and that the officer in charge had sustained the possibility, the official snorted: "He can be as scientific as he wants, but it's just not do- able." The two men were commenting on reports from Ottawa that linked studies on the use of the Northwest Passage by nuclear powered, icebreaking supertankers with recent approval by Congress of a law permitting the U.S. Coast Guard to operate in foreign. Retired Canadian Admiral Harry Porter has said armed U.S. Coast Guard vessels could be used to escort the supertankers through waters over which Canada claims sovereignty. External Affairs Minister Allan MacEachen said the department has not been able to confirm the possibility. Paul Mentz, a program director in the Of- fice of Advanced Ship Operations at the U.S. Maritime Administration, confirmed that he and others had prepared a paper outlining the possibility of a fleet of icebreaking super- tankers to carry Alaskan oil to the U.S. East Coast by the end of this century. Asked whether he believes the passage through the waters feasible, Mentz said: "AbnluMy, I don't think there is any question of it. It would be a formidable job, but it is not technically insoluble." He said the paper he presented last November to the Society of Naval Architects in New York "made no mention of the emotional issues." He added later: "I think the emotionalism on this issue can be somewhat infantile." Mentz confirmed that he meant emotionalism in Canada, but he declined to amplify his remark except to say that the problem of sovereignty in the Far North "is a serious question and should be addressed seriously." 28 Pages Classified........22-26 g 15-17 Markets...........21 i Theatres............1 TV.................6! Youth..............8, Low high Friday 19 Not M coM, ;