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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Ottawa plan may boost gas price 50% MEDAL COUNT Medal standings after the sixth day of competi- tion at the Canada Winter Games: Gold Sil Br Quebec.......20 17 12 Ontario....... 13 British Columbia 9 Alberta........8 Manitoba......5 N.W.T.........2 Saskatchewan 1 Newfoundland 1 Nova Scotia 0 New Brunswick 0 P.E.L.........0 Yukon.........0 (Extra silver medals awarded In speedskating and extra bronzes in gym- A few days ago people at the Canada Winter Games were complaining that the Quebec men's basketball team was scoring too many points against weak teams. Monday, in the men's final against British Columbia, one of the stronger teams in the Games, Quebec put the emphasis on defence and it proved every bit as effective as piling up the points. Quebec scored fewer than half the points it had in games against Prince Edward Island and the Yukon, but its pressure defence had all the answers as Quebec won 71-58 to take home the gold medal. The women's final was just the opposite with B.C.'s women beating Quebec's 77-68. New Brunswick pick- ed up its first medals of the Games in men's and women's basketball playoffs. Monday was another good day for Quebec as it coasted to victory in the badminton com- petition. The 12 points awarded for that first- place finish plus the 23 points picked up for a and second in basketball brought Quebec's total .to 143 and pushed it past On- tario, the defending Games champion, in provincial and territories team stan- dings. Four teams remained undefeated after the second round of hockey Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and Nova Scotia. B.C., New Brunswick and the Northwest Territories were 1-1. Only three teams remained undefeated in volleyball. B.C. topped the B division with a 2-0 record and Manitoba and Quebec were tied for the A division lead with the same mark. With nine of the 16 sports at the Games now over, boxing begins today and the hockey and volleyball competitions continue. Figure skating, judo, table ten- nis and weightlifting begin Wednesday, and the Games wind up Saturday. Even the official scorer got into the act in frustrating the B.C. men's basketball squad. At the final buzzer the clock had 60 points posted for the West Coast team but when the scorer got through adding the totals, he cut two points off the B.C. score. "I was worried about pur said Quebec coach Robert Comeau. "We had to establish our runn- ing game and we had to keep them from getting inside. "We knew the key would be defence and went out to keep pressure on them outside. Fortunately everything went well." The B.C. women, five of whom play for Canada's national team, credit their basketball gold medals to films which the Quebec girls probably wish had been unavailable for viewing. "We watched the video tape of the game we'd lost to Quebec last said Bev Barnes of Burnaby who scored 18 points to pace B.C. "It was obvious the mid- dle of their zone was open and we used that. "It worked like a charm. We kept going to the mid- dle and it kept right on working for us." The victory was not without its drama. Up five points at half time, B.C. built a 17-point lead early in the final half, only to watch it dwindle as Quebec came back to pull within three points. Then Barnes went to work, again. She had scored B.C.'s first eight points of the game and, when they were needed most, came up with eight more. Just as Quebec pulled to within striking distance, Barnes got four baskets in less than a minute. Alberta at a glance BASKETBALL Our women from the University of Alberta finished fifth and our men from Mount Royal College in Calgary finished sixth. HOCKEY Alberta's Lethbridge Native Sons defeated New- foundland 7-6 in the second overtime period. Alberta now has two wins in two games. BADMINTON Alberta finished with a 9-2 record to win the bronze medal. VOLLEYBALL In the first day of competition Alberta is 1-1, having beaten Prince Edward Island 2-0 and losing to Ontario 2-0. For more games coverage See Pages 9-72, 15 Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The federal, government has. made proposals on natural gas price increases that could result in domestic gas bills going up at least 15 percent and as much as 50 percent this year alone. And that would be just the first of what Ottawa proposes would be a series of annual price increases through 1978, to bring domestic natural gas prices up to a comparable level with domestic crude oil the so-called "com- modity to bring the era of under-price gas in. Canada to an end. According to Toronto and Ottawa sources, the federal proposal would involve increasing natural gas prices from the current 65 percent of crude oil "commodity value" to 75 percent of crude oil "commodity value" later in 1975. In 1976, natural gas prices would be increased to 85 per- cent of domestic crude oil "commodity 'in 1977 to 95 percent, and finally in 1978 to 100 percent equivalence with the domestic price of oil containing an equivalent amount of energy. The exact price of natural gas each year and in different parts of Canada under the federal proposal would depend on two factors: domestic price for crude oil at the time. Currently, the price is a barrel at the wellhead, plus transportation, or about a barrel at refinery gates in Toronto. But. the domestic price is scheduled to later this year, perhaps by to a barrel, following a meeting of first ministers in April. -the transportation differ- ential, plus or minus, from To- ronto, the reference point be- ing used in the federal proposal. The sources noted that the1 federal proposal has been made informally to at least two provinces, Ontario and Alberta, in preparation for the meeting of first ministers in April on the issue of crude oil and natural gas prices in Canada. The sources also revealed that Ontario has already in- dicated it would prefer a more gradual increase in gas prices to commodity value with oil. The province would also prefer to keep domestic oil prices down in the coming years, rather than going to' world oil prices. Alberta wants oil and gas prices increased substantially during the next few an additional J2 a barrel wellhead for oil and an extra 20 cents per thou- sand cubic feet for gas. The province has reportedly indicated it prefers a two- price approach for natural gas. The Uthbridge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1975 15 Cents 30 walk off jobs as strike hits city TAPES NO BARGAIN SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) Mail order adver- tisements are appearing in newspapers around the United States offering a copy of the "Nixon tapes" for just S10. But police in this coastal community where former president Richard Nixon makes his home say that in- stead of getting a recording of Oval Office conver- sations, respondents receive a 30-minute tape of old Nixon speeches. "But there's nothing we can said Del. Sgt. Arden Saunders following an investigation into the matter for possible mail fraud. By MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer About 30 Lethbridge workers are off the job today as a walkout by federal blue collar workers spread across Canada after contract talks broke down. Picket lines have been ,set up around the Canadian Government Elevator, where the men are employed. They are members of the general labor and trades group of the Public Service Alliance of Canada Elevator manager Jack Waterhouse said only the labor arid trades group is affected. Inspectors remained at work. The elevator normally employs about 10 persons in the category, but another 20 casual workers were hired for unit train mfly proclaim loading, he said. J r A unit train left Lethbridge Monday, and there are none in town now. The elevator loaded two trains last week and was scheduled for another later this week but for the strike, said Mr. Waterhouse. Airport manager John Fifield said Kenyon Field's five workers in the category are on the job. Runways are in very good condition, he said. The depth of snow needed to prevent operations depends on the type of aircraft, but a southwest wind helps keep Lethbridge runways clear, he said. A spokesman for the research station said everyone there is at work. About 90 blue collar workers are employed there, he said. John Hart, Southern Alberta regional representative for the PSAC, said government elevators are shut down throughout Alberta and British Columbia. In a telephone interview from Calgary, he said airports have not been touched. Mr. Hart said no buses are moving between Calgary, and Revelstoke as the Trans- Canada Highway is closed by picketing national parks workers. Buses have to use the Crowsnest Pass to get to Vancouver, he said. Bus drivers and some union truckers are honoring the picket line. Passenger cars are still using the'highway. The Calgary postal terminal is also shut down by the strike, he said. A Waterton Lakes National Park spokesman said workers there are on the job, with no problems anticipated. Meanwhile, in Calgary, a Parks Canada spokesman said Elk Island National Park and Pacific Rim National Park are also functioning normally. But workers left their jobs at Banff, Jasper, Revelstoke, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks, he said. About 200 parks workers are involved. Highways were reported in good condition in all parks, though some maintenance work was curtailed. In Ottawa, talks with the treasury board on behalf of the workers broke down shortly after the walkouts began. About workers are out across the country, halting West Coast grain shipments, and disrupting some other services. Picket lines were set up at the main post office in Ed- monton and at the main depot in Toronto, where 45 per cent of the country's mail is handled. Winnipeg Inter- national Airport was closed for hours Monday. _ rean Liberation Front re- jected today a ceasefire with the Ethiopian army and said it soon will proclaim an indepen- dent republic in Eritrea. Osman Saleh Sabbi, secre- tary-general of the ELF Popu- lar Liberator! forces, in a news conference here also appealed to the United States to embargo arms shipments to Ethiopia "as long as the independence war is. under way." The U.S. "should take no sides in the current SabBi said. "We hope the U.S. government will turn down the fresh Ethiopian request for ammunition and military equipment." He said rebel field com- mands "are confident they can beat the Ethiopian army on the battlefield. That's why we refuse altogether the ceasefire proposals made recently by Sudan." Sabbi said the ELF planned to make its declaration of independence in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, where most of the recent fighting raged. .The Eritrean republic would be a "parliamentary democracy that will follow moderate policies designed to promote friendship with all other nations." "Our forces are now in full control of parts of Sabbi said. "The independence declaration will come in a matter of weeks." PICKET SIGN LEANS AGAINST FENCE AT GOVERNMENT ELEVATOR U.S. 'warns' Canada on gas pacts TORONTO (CP) The Globe and Mall quotes a United States state depart- ment official 'as saying Ot- tawa will risk drastic U.S. retaliation if it breaks nat- ural gas export contracts. In a Washington dispatch, the newspaper says the warn- ing is apparently due to the fear that Ottawa may soon declare that an imminent natural gas shortage will force it to curtail contract ex- ports to the U.S. The newspaper says the state department official listed a number of retaliatory steps. Mozambique leaders oppose white regimes LOURENCO MARQUES (AP) The new African leaders of Mozambique's government say they will sup- port the struggle for black rule in neighboring white- ruled Rhodesia and South Africa. Premier Joaquim Chissano, the black head of the transi- tional government that is rul- ing the Portuguese colony un- til independence in June, said Mozambique always will be opposed to the regimes in the two countries and will "not cede a centimeter of its revolutionary ideals." Speaking Monday at the first national congress in a decade of 'Frelimo, the Mozambique Liberation Front, he said South Africa and Rhodesia were "hostile countries who still defend the' system of racial discrimina- tion and contaminate and oppress our brothers." "We have obligations in relation to our he said. "Therefore, we cannot expect to completely win our own struggle without being in- volved with our brothers. We have all independent Africa on 'our side in this contest." Meanwhile, Prime Minister John Vprster of South Africa told reporters in Cape Town. Monday night that his govern- ment is not opposed to an Afri- can government in Mozam- bique. But he said if that coun- try is used as a springboard for attacks, South Africa will retaliate "with all the might at its command." MP questions Trench-only' CIDA sector Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Having estab- lished that the Latin- American division of the Canadian International Development Agency is a "French only" section of Can- About town Ctock Badcock knowing he has done a good job as part of the Winter Game) medical team after two Newfoundland girls stopped in to thank him just before they Jock Milgrew thinking of entering the weightlifting event but wondering if they have a divi- sion that calls for lifting a pound of butter in each hand. ada's million foreign aid program, MP John Reynolds is digging much deeper into what he terms "this private world of CIDA." The Burnaby-Richmond- Delta Conservative, already alarmed that West Coast and perhaps others in Western, Central and Atlantic Canada- are los- ing out because their English- speaking staff can't converse with the Francophone Latin- American and' Caribbean CIDA staff, he wonders how many other divisions of the foreign aid agency have been declared unilingual by the federal government. Because of the language problem, he has protested, one Vancouver business firm is being "phased out" of an annual f2 million in business it did through CIDA with Latin- America. Suspecting that he may have only scratched the sur- face of the CIDA situation, he now has a series of 13 main questions, some of them broken into subqueries, on the Commons Order Paper. Among other things he asks when the Latin-American sec- tion of CIDA was designated unilingual French, and why. The division's director, P. Tanguay already has explain- ed that it was done some six months ago, "in line with the government's language policy that some units of the federal public service are to be Francophone, and this happens to be one of them." Mr. Reynold) says he finds this rationale "unacceptable, because if CIDA is to function efficiently around the world it should be at least bilingual." Director Tanguay counter- claims that while his staff officially is unilingual French, it can do business in three other languages, English, Portugese and Spanish, "re- quired for adequate com- munication." ttH you why not. I'm named mm, that's whv notl' 28 Pages Classified....... 24-28 Comics........... 22 Comment........ 4, 5 i 15-17 Family......... 18-20 i Markets........... 23 Sports...........9-13 Theatres........... 7 i TV................ Weather........... 3 Uw IMlgkt M klglWed. wMy, warmer ;