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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHSK10GE HERALD Thursday, February II, Energy Minister Greene Home Oil not sold OTTAWA (CP) Energy everything possible within the Jlinister J. J. Greene told the law" to keep control of Home to Commons Wednesday that to Canada, the of his knowledge Home He said he is continuing dis- Oil Co. of Calgary has not been cassions with both parties to try sold to a U.S. firm. to keep majority interest or con- He was replying to Opposition trol Canadian. Leader Robert Stanfield, who But the negotiation with the referred to a news report that a companies was confidential and letter of intent between the it would not be "useful" to tell president of Home and Ashland the House just what measures Oil Inc. of Kentucky to sell the the government was planning or Canadian firm had been filed suggesting to retain Canadian control. Home Oil is Canada's biggest with the U.S. Securities and Ex- change Commision. Mr. Greene said that he was only aware of a "purported do- cument which is to the best of my knowledge purported to be a proposal or a possible sugges- tion that might lead to a sale." "Any document of which I am aware referred to proposals or a possible the minister said to reply to Eldon Wool- domestically-owned oil firm. Officials have said that the government has no legal author- ity at present to block the sale of Mr. Brown's controlling inter- est in Home to a U.S. buyer, but that legislation could be enacted quickly if required. The minister said Feb. 2 he hoped control could be kept in Canada without resort to legis- lation. "I don't believe that a club is required. A silken glove is as good." Brown consents to injunction liams (f uaigary The news reports said R. A. Brown, president of Horns, had agreed to sell almost half his controlling interest in the company to Ashland for mllion. Mr. Greene said he is (CP) The United States Securities and Exchange Commission says Robert A. Brown Jr., president of Home Oil Co. of Calgary, has consented to an injunction restraining him from any shares of Cygnus Corp. Ltd. This latter firm was owned by him and Rabsco Investments Ltd., a private Canadian investment company of which a major portion of the shares are held to trust for members of of two sections of the family. Exchange Act Open SEC statement Wednesday said Brown, centre of seekers to attempts by Ashland Oil Inc. of Kentucky to lost the Canadian says to the injunction "without admitting or denying the allegation of the hears CALGARY (CP) Witness- from the four western prov- OTTAWA (CP) H. M. Wright, president of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, said Wednesday open-pit mines to British Columbia are "a beautiful sight." He told an institute symposium the pits, mainly in northern B.C., offer relief to the complaint filed ta a New York court Tuesday listed a series of complicated transactions and said that "to or about July, 1970. Brown personally was indebted to the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and the Bank of Nova Scotia ta the testified to Alberta Supreme Court Wednesday they sent money orders for to a post office box to hopes of getting employment with a California company called Tathlina Mining. Several of the people said ;reen of the landscape, have interesting rock formations amount of million, secured by never heard from the company again after mailing posed to view and form a potential tourist attraction fa Atlantic Richfield Co. and other securities owned "performance bonds." They were testifying at the of Roger Dean Fletcher, Mr. Wright was critical complaint and Kenneth A. Routledge, conservationists and the purchased both of Calgary and both media for their criticisms of Class A shares of Home with fraud. industry ad the ecological December, 1970, managers from age done through open-pit 1971, without to each of the ing and said they were constantly ignoring the continuing efforts made by the industry he had decided on proposed terms upon which he was said they ran advertisements during the summer of 1970 for employment reduce pollution. tog to discuss the sale of Tathlina Mining. VARDEN of the newspapers received 157 replies while the indicated between 60 100 inquiries were directed TIME iiie OOA n u ni u e P m Cochrane. ads offered hourly rates O n ANNUAL FISH up to ?8 on jobs which could last two years. documents expert from the 7> linked carbon paper found to the house of one of the to letters which were by "prospective job O The trial Is before Mr. Justice W. J. C. Kirby. FEB. I9TH- COACH DIES m (Reuter) Rene who taught many mod- French acting stars their THE BLUE died Wednesday. Simon, 72, who began his career as a of the famed Comedie LAKE AND STREAM RAINBOW troupe, set up his act-tog school to Paris to 1925. LU (mtm J MEN'S WEAR LTD, BERT 5COTTY Shipley MADE-TO-MEASURE SUIT SALE CONTINUES FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY Only once a year are these outstanding savings offered on Shipley quality tailored suits tailored to your individual exact measurements. Choose from a wide selection of the very newest quality cloths. S 95 2 Piece Suit. Regularly 140.00. SALE PRICE............................ 2 SUITS FOR 5185 314 7th Street South Phone 327-2232 fTTMMirTlMIIITTTIITllllIIT Arctic diversion probe sought by N.W.T. council TATE JURORS ALLOWED TO GO HOME After eight months of sequestered existence, jurors in the Tate- LeBianca murder trial In Loi Angeles were permitted to return to their homes. The trial to determine the penalty for Charles Manson and three women co-defendants is still in progress. At top, John Beer leaves the Ambassador Hotel with his wife and daughter. Two other jurors, MM. Jean Roseland and Anlee Sisto, are pictured below they leave the hotel. Free wheat sharply cut GENEVA (CP) Despite pleas for increased aid by more lhan 77 developing countries, the amount of free wheat and other grain to be donated under a patched-up wheat pact is to be sharply reduced, informants said today. Britain and some Scandina- vian countries have indicated ihey will not participate in a new food aid convention thereby reducing total annual grain aid donor members to an esti- mated tons. This compares with total an- nual pledges of tons under the existing convention, though actual shipments are re- ported to have fallen a bit below hat figure. An agreement on participants and contributions, either in or in equivalent cash, likely will be completed late rriday after a month of negotia- ions paralleling work on a weak and shadowy marketing pact. The negotiations, behind olosed doors, are reported to bave been marked by a sharp change in Britain's attitude. Canada strongly supported the Rabies control plan under way EDMONTON (CP) Alber ta is carrying out a wide- spread rabies control program concentrated along the Sas- katchewan border, J. Donovan Ross, minister of lands and forests, said in the legislature Wednesday. Answering questions by Fred Copithorne (PC Banff-Coch- Dr. Ross said personnel from the agriculture and lands and forests departments are involved in the program, which will be kept going throughout the year and pos- sibly longer. The objective is to extermin- ate the skunk population with- in a three-mile radius of where any rabid skunk is found and to eliminate, by hunting and poison, the coyote population within an area where a rabid animal is found. concept of a new food aid con- vention but warned that if there is a significant withdrawal of supplier countries, the Canadian government "might have reser- vations about its own participa- tion." Britain, a wheat importer, had pledged to donate cash to cover the equivalent of tons of wheat or other grain to be shipped to the developing countries each year. INEFFICIENT AID But Ken Wilkes, chief British delegate, maintained that giving cash to a grain exporting coun- try so that it can ship some of its own product to a needy re- cipient represents an inefficient use of aid funds. Britain always considered food aid appropriate for imme- diate relief but having little lasting effect. Such aid risked causing market displacement to the recipient country, making it rely more on the imported gifts of food rather on a drive to in- crease its own domestic produc- tion. It would be better to use aid funds to help expand domes- tic fanning. Denmark, Norway and Swe- den also criticized the aid pro- gram and indicated they may not continue their donations. Representatives of a number of the recipient countries were reported to have expressed sharp disappointment with Brit- ain's decision. Medicine Hat man crushed to death MEDICINE HAT (CP) Arthur Henry Coehoorn, 41, of Medicine Hat was killed Wed- nesday when he was crushed between two trucks on a mu- nicipal road 30 miles southwest of here. Police said Mr. Coehoorn parked his truck fa front of another truck stalled on the road. His truck then rolled backwards and killed him. YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. (CP) Northern legislators want a study done on the pos- sible long-term effects of rivers which drain into the Arctic being diverted to the south. The Northwest Territories council, at its winter session, requested that Ottawa make such a study. "Once money is spent on di- version schemes there will be no hope of cancelling said Lyle Trimble, council member for lower Mackenzie. 'It must be realized we have a very delicate balance ta the north." The council especially refer- red to possible ill effects on the north from the Jo-million- Saskatchewan-N e 1 s o n basin study, involving the three prai- rie provinces. This study is looking Into the Union fined QUEBEC (CP) A retail workers union local embroiled in a dispute with iU United States head office was fined and costs Wednesday for collusion with an employer to organize employees. Members of Local 500 of the Union of Commercial Employ- ees are already protesting what they call head-office domination from the U.S. In Wednesday developments involving the union: arrested a union member in connection with the Tuesday night beating of a U.S. union official here to discuss complaints against the U.S.- based Retail Clerks' Interna- tional Association; Rene Beaudry of the Quebec labor court ruled testi- mony indicated the Syndicat de Quebec, store here had sup- ported, collaborated and partici- pated in a union campaign to organize workers; Laberge, president of the Quebec Federation of Labor, said his federation would not immediately take sides in Local 500's dispute with its parent body. Members of the union have occupied the QFL's Quebec City headquarters to draw attention to their dispute with the union's U.S. head office. RIGID CONTROL Yves Carrier, a spokesman for Local 500, said the dispute with the parent union is the re- sult of three years of rigid con- trol of the local by the Washing- ton parent body. MAKE UP A PARTY COME TO EL RANCHO CABARET FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT "JUST US" Admission (Side Entrance) 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. REFRESHMENTS and FOOD AVAIIABIE EXCLUSIVE >'The only color film in world octually thowing thii K'sjegendarjr creaturn. YOU MUST SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT ADMISSION ADULTS CHILDREN UNDER 12 Tickets available at the door at all theatres IETHBRIDGE Yates Memorial Centre Sat., Feb. 20th 2 and 8 p.m. Sun., Feb. 21st 2 p.m. 'Playing at the following Southern Alberta Locations Feb. 18lh _ MAGRATH, Park Theatre 7 and p.m. Feb. 18th VULCAN, Opero Theatre 7 and p.m. Feb. 18th -CARDSTON, May- fair Theatre 7 and p.m. Feb. 19th RAYMOND, Cap- itol Theatre 7 and p.m. Feb. 19th CLARESHOLM, Rex Theatre 7 and p.m. Feb. 20lh TABER, Commun- ity Centre 7 and p.m. Feb. 21st FORT MACLEOD, Empress Theatre 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 21st PINCHER CREEK, Fox Theolre 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 22nd VAUXHALL, Arch Theatre 7 and p.m. Feb. 22nd PICTURE BUTTE, Town Theatre 7 and p.m. feasibility of resupplytog prai- rie rivers through storage and diversion tactics. Mr. Trimble said he doesn't necessarily object to southern interests exploiting northern resources If there are to northern residents. "But the water schemes are a different matter. In fact, it would be exploited even before it got to us." Liberals claim Tory filibuster OTTAWA (CP) After grind- ing to a wordy stop in debate on the government reorganization bill Wednesday, the Commons turns today to a bill increasing pensions for war veterans. Government spokesmen la- belled Conservative tactics as filibuster in the reorganization bill debate that led Wednesday to a two-hour dispute on a pro- cedural point of order. After 12 days in the House, the debate has covered only two of 34 clauses in committee-of- the-whole, the stage after sec- ond reading. Government House Leader Allan MacEachen and C. M. Drury, president of the treasury board, have both termed the de- bate a filibuster. Government sources art puz- zled by the opposition tactics in the debate that have dragged out consideration of the appar- ently-popular environment de- po-tment sectitn of the bill. Provisions would give the minister of the proposed depart- ment power to set standards for pollution control across the country, as well as manage such renewable resources as fisheries and forests. Turning to veterans' pensions, the Commons is to debate a measure that would raise pen- sions by 10 per cent and allow- ances by 15 per cent effective April 1. Smoking cuts sex appeal campaign launched LONDON (AP) Health warnings didn't work, so Brit- ish doctors are launching a million advertising cam- paign keyed to the theme that smoking reduces sex appeal. The Royal College of Physi- cians, which is sponsoring the campaign, believes smokers ignore grim statistics about deaths from lung cancer but that fears of sexual inferiority may scare them into giving up the weed. "Sex is the most powerful motivation in selling any- said Kim Mukerjee, director of the ad agency drawing up the series of tele- vision commercials. "Cigarette companies have been using it for years to sell their products. We think it can be used for the opposite purpose. "We want to show that smoking is as filthy and un- pleasant as spitting in subway. There will also heavy hints that the breath- lessness it causes impairs sexual stamina." Other shock images will be. the girl nobody wants because her hair smells of stale to- bacco and the man who repels girls because he has brown teeth and a hacking cough. Weather and road report NOON Jft ABOVE ZERO AT SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H L Pre. Lethbridge...... 39 28 Medicine Hat 36 23 Pincher Creek 37 21 Calgary........ 36 22 Edmonton.......21 5 Banff.......... 38 12 Peace River.....16 -6 Prince George 39 13 Vancouver 44 40 Penticton....... 38 30 Prince Albert 14-12 Saskatoon....... 23 -3 Moose Jaw...... 34 12 Regina..........31 8 Winnipeg....... 34 4 Toronto........ 35 28 .16 Ottawa......... 17 13 .15 Montreal....... 21 20 Quebec......... 22 18 .12 St. John's....... 24 13 .10 Halifax......... 30 18 Charlottetown Fredericton Miami......... Boston........ Los Angeles San Francisco Las Vegas Rome......... Paris......... London Brussels....... Moscow....... Tokyo 29 21 .05 18 8 .02 72 66 38 30 .12 62 48 64 47 .63 44 .2 32 42 41 47 43 43 35 46 5 17 43 53 FORECASTS Lcthhrldge Medicine Hat Mainly sunny today and Friday. Highs both days 39 to 40. Lows in the 20s. Kootenay, Columbia To- day and Thursday: Mostly clear with lows tonight to the low 20s. Highs Thursday near 35. Friday outlook, mostly cloudy with a few showers or snowflurries in the Columbia and West Kootenay areas. USED TRACTOR SPECIAL MASSEY-HARRIS 97 TRACTOR WITH DUALS, NEW FEMCO CAB. DUAL HYDRAULICS READY TO GO! See if today at: GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. P.O. BOX 1202 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESV OF AMA Highway 3 West Coleman to the B.C. border, presently snowing heavily, visibility is of a mile. All other highways to the Lethbridge district arc bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Golden is plowed and sanded, few slip- pery sections. Golden lo Revel- stoke received 2-3 inches of new snow, plowed and sanded. Banff-Radium and Banff-Jas- per highways received new snow overnight, plowed and sanded. Crcslon-Salmo highway had 9 inches of new snow, few slip- pery sections, plowing and sanding in progress. PORTS QV ENTRY (Opening nncl Closing Coutts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to (i p.m.; Rooscville, B.C. 9 a.m. to C p.m.: Kingsgate, 24 hours; Porthill-RykcrLs 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain ciosecl. Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;