Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
East coasf supertanker Issue ready to Hare up Quebec tops Gymnasts from Quebec made a clean sweep of all the gold medals in their specialty at the Canada Winter Games Friday. The Quebec team brought its gold-medal total in gymnastics to 12 as its men won six and women four to go with their sweep of the men's and women's all- round competitions Thursday. Jean Choquette, 18, of Montreal, the men's all-round champion, also side horse, vault and high bar for a total of four golds as he gave an outstanding dis- play that thrilled the sell-out crowd at the Exhibition Pavilion. MEDAL COUNT Medal standings after the third day of Games competition. Gold Sil Br Quebec....... 16 10 10 Manitoba......5 8 10 Ontario........3 B.C............3 Alberta Saskatchewan N.W.T......... Newfoundland New Brunswick Nova Scotia___ P.E.I.......... Yukon (Extra medals awarded in women's 400-metre speedskating and women's For more Games coverage see Pages 21-24, 13, 33 Jacques Pannitti, 20, of Montreal, was a dou- ble gold-medal winner, winning in the floor ex- ercises and rings, while Andre Vallerand, 20, of Lasalle, Que., won on the parallel bars. Tanya Mayne, of Roxboro, Que., the women's all-round champion, won two of four individual events with strong perfor- mances in the vault and balance beam com- petitions. Ginette Dufresne, 13, and Marie-Josee Ganier, both of Montreal, completed the Quebec sweep by winning golds in the un- even bars and floor ex- ercises, respectively. Gary Goplin, 17, of Saskatoon gave Saskatchewan its first gold medal at the Games when he won the metre paired start speedskating. In fencing, Quebec women won the foils competition to match the feat of its.men the previous night. The team of Guylaine Sauve and Mary Louise Szoka of Montreal and Louise Aumais of Laval defeated On- tario 7-2 in the final round to win the gold. Newfoundland and the NorL' vest Territories won their first gold medals as Helene Rompre, 17, of Labrador City captured the women's slalom at the Westcastle ski resort in South-western Alberta and Angus Cockney, an Eskimo from Inuvik, N.W.T., won the 15-kilometre cross country ski race at nearby Castle Junction. Ontario, skipped by Kim Clark of Sioux Lookout, and Alberta, skipped by Joan Phillips of Calgary, were 7-2 in the women's curling and could be headed for a playoff. Ontario was to meet Manitoba and the Northwest Territories in the final two rounds today while Alberta was scheduled against N.W.-T. and Nova Scotia. Alberta at a glance SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING The Aquadettes from Edmonton captured the gold medal in the team competition. SKIING Gregory Hann of Calgary won the gold medal in the slalom event at Westcastle. SPEEDSKATING Michael Heitman of Calgary won his second bronze medal, this one in the men's mass start metre event. BASKETBALL Our women won their first game, 47-43 over New- foundland. Their record is now 1-2. Our men, the Mount Royal Cougars from Calgary, defeated P.E.I. 72-68 and how have a 2-1 record. BADMINTON Our team defeated Yukon and P.E.I, by identical 9-0 scores. Record is now 5-1, tied for second spot. FENCING Our women's team placed last among eight provinces in (he foil team competition. Helen Sachs was our best performer, finishing 14th of 27 com- petitors. In the continuing men's epee event, our team has a 1-2 record and is in fifth place. CURLING Dave Cruickshank leads the competition with a 8-1 record. His foursome won three games Friday, 7-6 over N.W.T., 10-7 over Ontario and 8-4 over Manitoba. Joan Phillips and her rink are tied for first with a 7-2 record. She won 12-4 over Newfoundland, 13-4 over Nova Scotia and 11-0 over P.E.I. Friday. GYMNASTICS Janie Fleming, the only Albertan in the finals, failed to pick up a medal in the balance beam event. Herald Washington Bureau WASHINGTON.- Canada and the U.S. are on a collision course involving supertankers oh the East Coast. A long-dormant dispute about to flare into the open poses ''major international issues of sovereignty, safety and the law of the sea. The cabinet in Ottawa is wrestling with these issues be- cause the state of Maine is ex- pected to decide on March 12 whether it will allow construc- tion of a oil re- finery in the depressed New England community of East- port, Me. To gel to the refinery, 000-ton supertankers would .have to travel through Cana- dian-claimed waters and through a passage only as wide as two tankers placed end-to-end. Although the glare of public- ity has focused on Canada's dismay about oil tankers from Alaska flirting with danger off British Columbia's beaches, the other tankers on the other coast could pose an even greater peril and much more serious international repercussions. The risk of a serious rift in Canada-U.S. relations is con- sidered high, depending upon what steps Ottawa decides to take. One option under con- sideration would ban oil tankers from the waters around southern New Brunswick. This is the picture emerging from interviews with people Involved in Maine, Ottawa, Washington and New York, representing both public and private interests. The Eastport issue has been simmering since 4964, came to a brief boil two years ago, then appeared to cool because of obstacles faced by the Pittston Company of New York in its application to build the Eastport refinery. But most obstacles appear to have been overcome by the pressure of international oil politics, and the desperate need of an oil refinery in New England. The Maine board of environ- mental protection is schedul- ed to issue its final decision March 12 on Pittston's application. According to officials and citizens who have been follow- ing the case all along, the odds are in favor of Pittston winn- ing approval. A.F. Kaulakas, Pittston vice-president in New York, said the company is prepared to "get cracking" if approval is granted and believes the 1450-mlllion refinery can be in operation within three to five years. There is also a question un- der existing sea law granting right of "innocent passage" to vessels through territorial waters. Such questions raise the issue of sovereignty, already challenged by the U.S. in refusing to recognize Canada's Arctic Waters Pollu- tion Prevention Act. The Lethbridge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1975 20 Cents Mediator named, strike avoided OTTAWA (CP) A last- ditch appointment of a federal mediator has apparently averted, at least temporarily, a strike by federal labor and trades workers. Tom O'Connor, a Toronto industrial relations specialist, was appointed by the federal public service staff relations board to intervene in the dis- Businessman offers aid to starving WIESBADEN (CP) An anonymous West German businessman has offered 10 per cent of his annual income to help feed the world's starv- ing people if 30 other West Germans would chip in one- tenth of their income too. So far, 21 men and women have followed his example, the German Protestant, church announced Friday. Nine more donors must be found before the money is ac- tually given to the organiza- tion Bread For The World. The businessman who made the first offer requested that his name be kept secret. He has earmarked marks as his 10-per-cent contribution. Tax Tips start today If you think you might have problems with your income tax returns, The Herald may be able to help you. Beginning today on Page 11, we'll be. carrying a "Tax Tips" column designed to answer typical questions the 'tax payer may have wten fill- ing out his return. SerflfTin a question and answer for- mat, the column will be carried twice a week until the end of April. pute affecting workers Friday. The union members, who in- clude grain weighers and samplers, airport and postal maintenance employees, had rejected conciliation proposals by a 75 per cent ma- jority and an official strike call was near. Contract talks between the Public Service Alliance and the treasury board were to resume today. Claude Edwards, alliance president, told a news confer- ence Friday that the union would give Mr. O'Connor until Monday noon to resolve the impasse. A walkout could be called by a strike committee after that. But union members were le- gally entitled to strike Friday. BILL QHOENEN photo Happiness is gold Two members of the Alberta team, Barbara Drever, 18, and Cathy Sulkers show their sur- prise (and happiness) when it was announced their team had won the.gold medal for the synchronized ,swim event at the Canada Winter Games Friday night. Miss Sulkers is a substitute member of the team. 'An you kidding? At today's price of Inside i 68 Pages 8 Classified....... 26-30if Comics............36 Comment........ 4, 5 S 13-15 K Family......... 33-35 8 Markets S Religion........ 37-40 8 Sports....... 21-25, 31 Theatres.......... 17 TV................ 68 Weather........... 3 g Low tonight 0 high Sunday 30 mainly sunny, windy 6Enemy' warning causes fear of fresh upheaval TOKYO (AP) Chairman Mao Tse-tung has issued a new "instruction" and the Chinese Communist party's publication of it is a'ccom- panied by warnings of enemies in the ranks, a possi- ble herald of another political upheaval in the making. The lead item in the official Peking People's Daily says Mao has called for thorough understanding of the "dic- tatorship of the working class over the bourgeoisie." The paper devotes an entire front page to the theme. Mao's "instruction" called on party committees and cadres at all levels to launch a campaign against "bad elements" in the party and population and against "bourgeois" waverers in the political, cultural, economic and ideological spheres. The People's Dally says that the stronger tbt dic- tatorship of the proletariat, the more devious and tricky would be the methods of "class enemies." Since the reputation of land- lords and capitalists in China the paper says, these class enemies now regularly seek agents within the Communist party or the government to carry on covert efforts to restore capitalism. "They conspire with newly emerging bourgeois elements, turncoats, corrupt and robber elements to oppose the dic- tatorship of the proletariat and the socialist the paper says. "In the state-run economy, some units have the form of socialist ownership but ac- tually the leadership is not in the hands of Marxists and the broad masses of workers." It is too early to say whether the movement will bilkxm to the proportions, of the countrywide campaign against Lin Piao and "Con- fucius, but it likely will start a clean-up of what the Com- munists call the "dregs of socialist lazy, the corrupt and the criminally inclined. Some may go to jail, others may be subjected to "re-education." About town Synchronized swimming' chairwoman, Mirg MicLeiuum describing that sport as figure skating in melted ice Al Pilkla try- ing hard to convince an un- believing Dorothy Green that the metric system really will be easier. Socreds say Lougheed has mandate By AL SCARTH Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Alberta's Progressive Conservative government is going to the people March 26 for a mandate on its budget, its proposal for a huge investment fund and its handling of the province's resources, Premier Peter Lougheed said Friday. The Social Credit opposition, however, blistering Mr. Lougheed's reasoning for calling the election, said the Alberta government already has a mandate as far as resource develop- ment is concerned. "I've come to the conclusion that the premier of Alberta must be sure that he and his ministers have the confidence of the majority of Albertans before going into that crucial meeting (with Ottawa) on April Mr. Lougheed said before dissolv- ing the 17th Legislature. "The time has come for us to find out does the public of Alberta endorse this budget, and specifically the Alberta Heritage Trust Fund concept, a dramatic departure from traditional provincial government Mr. Lougheed said. "And secondly, do the_ people of this province have con- fidence in their government's handling of the energy resources of Alberta. "At a meeting with the Prime Minister three days he said before the dissolution, "I got an impression that the Prime Minister, the Federal cabinet and the Federal government aren't all that sure that Albertans are solidly behind their government on these energy issues, that they're obviously listening to the negative criticisms that we hear from the other side, from opposition critics in this legislature." Balderdash harumphs Clark "As far as Albertans are concerned they've given him a mandate right now to deal with the Federal government in the way he has so that Albertans continue to control their resources. He's got that mandate Opposition Leader Bob Clark said. The Social Credit house leader was asked if Mr. Lougheed needed the mandate he said he did to implement an Alberta heritage trust fund: "That's utter balderdash That is just one of the number of lies the Premier forced upon the House today." "They don't bloody well know what they're going to do with that money and this is just trying to buy him Mr. Clark charged. The fund should reach billion by December, according to the budget brought down Feb. 7 and is to be used in investments geared to future generations. "There is no basic disagreement between the Social Credit position on control and ownership of natural Social Credit leader Werner Schmidt said. "The disagreement is in the tactics used, in that the Premier used a confrontation approach." Mr. Schmidt said he will spend more than half of the cam- paign in the Taber-Warner constituency, attempting to insure that as leader he gains a seat in the House. The New Democratic party will head into the campaign trumpeting its theme song of "the real opposition." Leader Grant Motley will carry that message and another that this is the "Syncrude Election" to the voters. "We intend to take that issue from one end of Alberta to Mr. Notley said Friday. He said the NDP could not have asked for a better time to go into a campaign. "As a par- tisan member of the NDP, I want it now." "Syncrude has troubled a lot of Mr. Notley said. Tories He said the Conservatives are "spineless" in standing up to the companies and the Premier's comparison of Syncrude to the National Railway projects not valid. "Instead of vision and determination, there is just caving in." Nick Taylor said Alberta Liberals won't stand for giving Mr. Lougheed a "blank cheque" to continue self centred energy policies. The Liberal leader added the Premier has shown that for all he cares, "nine other provinces can go to hell." "We're going to take him to task on Confederation being the Mr. Taylor said. "If he wants to be a separatist we're going to force him to say so. He has an overriding commitment to Confederation." Mr. Lougheed Mid Alberta faces hard negotiations with Ot- tawa and the other in its attempt to increase the price of its depleting resources closer to market value. "This April 10 meeting is crucial on two he told the Legislature. The first is the need to insure the continued viabili- ty of the Alberts-based petroleum industry, the second to insure a fair return "on the sale of part of our heritage." "Alberta could well be standing alone."