Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
TiMWtey, February 19, 1974-THE LITHBRIDQE HERALD-3 Nixon namesake Richard M. Nixon, 19, of Fontana, Calif., says he has learned to take the teasing he gets from sharing the same name with the President in stride. His name causes him to be the butt of a constant round of jokes. "It isn't funny anymore, but I try to be polite and smile once in a says Nixon. His middle name is Mark. 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GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Courts Highway-Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 Juneau promises to explode CBC myth OTTAWA (CP) Pierre Juneau, chairman of the Cana- dian Ra'dio-Television Commission said Monday it's time to explode what he called the myth that the CBC is over-financed. He made the comment during questioning of CBC President Laurent Picard when the latter appeared before the CRTC to seek a five-year renewal of all CBC licences. Mr. Juneau didn't attempt to explode the myth immediately, but said he would do so before the hearings end later this week. said Mr. Picard. The CBC president said the cabinet has agreed to recom- mend a new financing formula to Parliament which would give the CBC grants instead of loans, and annual appropriations which would not lapse if they are not spent before the end of the fiscal year each March 31. FORECAST: Letbbridge, Medicine Hat Today, cloudy, light snow becoming flurries this afternoon, clearing tonight. Highs 35-40. Lows 25-30. Wednesday, mainly sunny, highs 30-35. Calgary Today, mainly cloudy, a few snowflurries this afternoon, highs near 35. Lows 20-25. Wednesday, sunny, highs 30-35. Columbia, Kootenay Cloudy today. Snow ending near noon. Wednesday, cloudying over in the evening. Highs both days in the mid to high 30s. Lows tonight in the 20s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Scattered snow showers west and south today and southeast portion tonight. Partly cloudy Wednesday.- Gusty winds at times. Cooler. Highs today 40s. Lows tonight 20s. Highs Wednesday 35 to 45. West of Continental Divide Periods of rain or snow today. Partly cloudy with a few snow showers in the mountains Wednesday. Highs both days 35 to 45. Lows tonight 20s. AMA ROAD REPORT as of 8 a.m. February 19. 1974 Highway 3 east, Lethbridge to Medicine Hat is generally bare and wet with a light covering of snow continuing. Highway 3 west, Lethbridge to Fort Macleod and B.C- boundary bare and wet with skiff of snow on highwaj'. Highway 4, Lethbridge to Coutts. Highway 5, Lethbridge to Cardston and Highway 6, Pincher Creek to Waterton. bare and dry. Highway 2 north, Fort Macleod to Caigary and Edmonton is mainly bare and wet with light covering of snow. Highway 2 south. Fort in addition to Mr. Picard's general presentation, briefs were put forward by Raymond David and Marce Munro on behalf of the French-and English-language radio and TV network services of the CBC. Commission members noted that the French network seems to have greater audience appeal than the English network programs. TRY TO IMPROVE Lister Sinclair, executive vire president, said it is true that the French networks are stronger in entertainment pro- grams, while the English net- work is strongest in its public affairs programs and documentaries. In the years ahead, the English network will try to improve its entertainment element. Mr. Juneau said that on the English TV network, between 8 and 9 p.m., Canadian programs occupy only 28 per cent of the time. That segment is heavily devoted to American network shows, such as M.A.S.H. and Cannon. Mr. Sinclair said that both the CBC and the privately- owned CTV network use American shows during that period to draw audiences which they hope will stick with the network for Canadian shows later in the evening. Mr. Juneau said this is "the focus of a real problem." Mr. Picard said: "That's exactly where our weakness is. It will take time to improve it. We need more popular, light Canadian entertainment." Mr. Picard said he hopes Parliament will approve a formula setting an annual growth rate for CBC expenditures for three years at a time. The CBC had hoped for five-year budget planning. In his opening three-hour presentation to the CRTC, Mr. Picard said the CBC English- language television network plans to increase its use of Canadian programs, at least during the fall, winter and spring. Canadian programs now oc- cupy 69 per cent of CBC-TV network time. This will go to 75 per cent during nine months of the year, Mr. Picard said. It is hard to do so for the summer months when CBC staff resources are cut by vacation periods. In any case, he added, viewer interest lags then. (REDUCE COMMERCIALS As previously announced, the CBC will reduce the number of television commercials. Mr. Picard said that to cut all commercials would cost more than just the initial loss of million. There would be losses to affiliated stations amounting to million, which have to be made up, and additional costs of million to replace the commercial time with program material. Government urged to act on energy and inflation OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Chamber of Commerce called Monday for a long-term national energy policy and ureed the government to take action against domestic in- flationary forces. In its annual brief to Prime Minister Trudeau and the fed- eral cabinet, the chamber rated energy and inflation as the two most important issues requiring government attention. Government spending, strikes in essential services, the incentive to work and taxation were listed as the next most urgent concerns. The brief was presented by chamber President J. E. King and discussed with Mr. Trudeau and 10 cabinet ministers at a meeting. The brief urged the govern- ment to adopt realistic and co- ordinated policies on energy prices, taxes, royalties and profits. This should be as soon as possible "to remove the un- certainties that exist within the energy industry and amongst users and the document said. Prime Minister Trudeau said the sole purpose of recent policy changes is to adjust the economy to extraordinary events in the world energy picture. The government has no interest in taking resource control away from the provinces or attempting to cash in on rising petroleum prices, he said. "There is practically nothing in it (the government's approach) for the federal treasury." TALKS UNDER WAY Ottawa is currently negotiating with the provinces to find a formula for gradually raising the price of Western Canadian crude oil. The price now is frozen for domestic use at about a barrel, compared to rates of more than on the international market. Exported Canadian oil is subject to a tax. Half of toe funds raised go back to the producing mainly Alberta and the rest is being used to subsidize petroleum prices in Eastern Canada. Canadian oil is used in all markets west of the Ottawa Valley but the rest of the country relies almost exclusively on imported oil. No large volumes of Canadian oil will be available to eastern consumers until late 1975, the scheduled completion date for the Montreal extension of the Intel-provincial crude oil pipeline. The chamber urged the gov- ernment not to eliminate petroleum exports to the United States which now buys roughly half of all oil produced in Canada. The government has said long-term domestic demands will likely reduce the amount of oil available for export, but there are no plans to hold back supplies considered surplus to Canadian needs. Mr. Trudeau said the brief indicates that the chamber agrees with many aspects of federal energy policy. PIPELINES APPROVED The document endorsed con- struction of a Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline and the already-announced plan to eventually extend an oil pipeline to the eastern Quebec or the Atlantic provinces. Energy Minister Donald Macdonald did not attend the session with chamber spokesmen. He was in Cyprus preparing for a tour of Middle East oil-producing countries. On inflation, the chamber recommended continuation of corporate tax measures approved last year for manufacturing and processing industries. The chamber said the pri- mary domestic causes of in- flation are rapidly-increasing demand for goods and services, insufficient productivity, heavy taxes, and excessive government spending. "While it is recognized that not much can be done about imported inflation, we believe the federal government has the responsibility to contain domestic inflation, if not reduce its present high level. Macleod to Cardston and Carway, bare and dry. Highway 23, Junction 3 to Vulcan and High River is mainly bare and dry. Highway 1, Trans Canada east Calgary to Medicine Hat and Swift Current generally bare and dry with tight skiff of snow at present. Highway 1, west Calgary to Banff, mostly bare with light snow at Canmore preceding west. Banff to Golden mainly bare with light snow and occasional slippery areas. Motorists are advised to watch for falling rock in this area. Golden to Revels'-oke, ivi" new snow continuing. Sanding in progress. forts of entry: Times in Mountain Standard Time (Alber- opening and closing times: Carway 8 a.m. U> 5 p.m.; Chief Mountain closed; Outts open 24 hours; Del Bonjta.8 a.m..tto.5. p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 bouid; Porthill Rykerts 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.; Wild Horse 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; RooseviHe 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Logan Pass. (Canada Cvstomt toon moved one hmnr earlier' fi when Mnrtan went on daylight time.) launch OTTAWA (CP) Twenty- seven Conservative members of Parliament began a "youth tour" of 42 Canadian commu- nities Monday. Joe Clark (Rocky chairman of the party's caucus committee on youth, announced the tour hi a statement Each MP is to visit at least one community, concen- trating on high schools, community colleges and universities. Some will visit as many as six communities. Mr. Clark said the Liberal MP won9! run next time CRANBROOK, B.C. Dong Stewart Kootenay) has decided not to run in the next federal election. Mr. Stewart said the demands on his family are too great but he will continue the constituency until the next election. He was first elected five years ago. 'LOST WORLD' EXPEDITION RETURNS SAFE AND SOUND CARACAS (Reuter) Three members of a "lost world" expedition who had been exploring an 800-foot-deep crater in the Venezuelan jungle, returned here safe and sound Monday. One of them, British mountaineer David Nott, 45, told reporters: "There were no prehistoric monsters." But he said they did discover hitherto- unknown plant species and birds with unusual coloring. The other members of the expedition who descended into the pit were Charles Brewer Carias, an official of the Ve- nezuelan Natural Science Society who was expedition leader, and his brother James. The three men, members of a 12-man expedition which left here Feb. 5 to explore three craters hundreds of miles east of Caracas, were isolated in the pit for six days. They emerged last Friday. A support group has returned to Caracas to get a special ladder with which it is hoped to avoid repeating difficulties the team had climbing out of the first crater. They were plucked from the crater finally by a Venezuelan air force helicopter. While in the crater they had to sleep hanging from their climbing ropes in poor visibility, cold, high winds and almost constant rain, which prevented rescuers from reaching them earlier and hampered radio contact, the Caracas newspaper Ultimas Noticias reported. But when they came out they were suffering from nothing more severe than slight dehydration, the paper said. The craters, never before explored, are believed to shelter plants and possibly other forms of life extinct on the rest of the earth's surface. Recall notice is killed OTTAWA A. B. Morrison, director of the health protection branch of the federal health department, said Monday, fresh evidence prompted the department to kill a just-is- sued recall notice on products of Regent Chocolate Ltd. of St. Hyacinthe, Que. But the doctor declined to elaborate on any further details concerning the recall issued last Friday evening and then cancelled by Dr. Maurice Leclair, departmental deputy minister. He said tests continue on the products. The recall notice was broad- cast on some radio and tele- vision stations and published in some newspapers before the cancellation. Rudy Pachl, a Regent vice- president, said the short-lived recall order had been a "big, fat mix-up, a big mess." He said the cancellation followed evidence by the company that the recall was based on traces of a bacteria involved in a pre- vious isolated product produced by Regent. On Feb. 1, the health depart- ment ordered that one of the company's milk chocolate balls wrapped in multi-colored metal recalled because some contained Salmonella Eastbourne, a bacteria that causes food poisoning. Four days later the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the Canadian chocolate product had caused at least 47 cases of food poisoning in that country. LOCATED IN PLANT Health protection branch in- spectors went into the plant to conduct an intensive investigation. The recall order for all the company's products went out last Friday when the bacteria was detected in the plant. Mr. Pachl said the company has a date-coding system and was subsequently able to prove that salmonella traces originated from the chocolate balls made last summer and .recalled on Feb. 1. Health inspectors have been testing recently- manufactured products "by the truckload" and haven't found any contamination, Mr. Pachl said. "We were able to establish that the remaining traces were from raw materials, particularly the cocoa beans." In the meantime, sales of the company's products have fallen off and 150 of the company's 400 employees have been laid off, most of them women employees whose husbands work, he said. The health department issued a statement Monday which said "extensive examination of products from the plant is continuing.' If samples containing salmonella are found, the complete production of the plant will be recalled at once, the statement said. PIERRE JUNEAU U.S. seeks two-way oil plan WASHINGTON (CP) Canada co-operated in easing some critical oil shortages in the northeastern United States and the Midwest last fall, "but problems of high prices and adequate long-term access to Canadian oil the chairman of the House of Representatives inter-American affairs subcommittee said Monday. Representative Dante Fascell (Dem. Fla.) made the statement in a news release accompanying publication of the record of public hearings his subcommittee held in November about the impact of Canadian policies on the U.S. energy crisis. Several members of Congress testified at the hearings about reductions in Canadian oil supplies to their districts, but Fascell reported Monday that subsequent Canadian oil shipments had apparently relieved the problem. "However, we still have a long way to go in working out mutually satisfactory energy relationships with Fascell's statement said. "This is a two-way matter, since each neighbor depends on the other for important energy supplies." "I remain hopeful that the two nations will be able to reach a long-term agreement on co-ordinated delopment and use of energy resources of both countries, to the advantage of Fascell's statement concluded. Position of natives in land claims urged which will continue until mid- "another step in maintaining close and open contact between Progressive Conservative MPs and young Canadians." HALIFAX (CP) An Indian leader pleaded tOlir Saturday for understanding of the position of native peoples in regard to the list of claims to land held by other Canadians. George Manuel, president of the National Indian Brotherhood, said the Indian people do not intend to dispossess present land- holders and pointed out that Indians have a heritage of sharing. The basic point of the Indian struggle for land was a request for benefits that had been withheld from the Indian. Healing Substance... Shrinks Piles, Checks Itch Exclusive healing substance proven to shrink hemorrhoids...and repair damaged tissue. A renowned research institute has found a unique healing sub- stance with the ability to shrink hemorrhoids painlessly. 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