Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD February 19, Tax bill restores exploration write-off OTTAWA (CP) Finance Minister John Turner cleared one hurdle Tuesday night in his long battle for parliamen- tary approval of the government's omnibus in- come tax bill. The 287-page bill, covering tax changes announced in the Nov. 18 federal budget, must stands by OTTAWA (CP) Energy Minister Donald Macdonald said Tuesday the government stands by the estimate of billion for the Syncrude Canada Ltd. oil sands project be passed before rebate che- ques for 1974 income tax returns can be mailed. The gain Tuesday came when the Commons approved a controversial section restor- ing the former 100-per-cent tax write-off for exploration expenses incurred by mining and oil companies. It was cut to 30 per cent last year under pressure from the New Democratic Party, then holding the effective balance of power in a minority Parlia- ment. Mr. Turner announced in November, after the majority Liberal win in the July 8 elec- tion, that the 100-per-cent write-off would be restored. Other clauses in the tax bill would implement personal In- come tax cuts for 1974 and 1975, make the first of savings interest income tax- free, and allow individual tax- payers to write off up to annually for savings toward their first home. The proposed legislation also would give the govern- ment power to charge federal News in brief Nixon exceeded authority WASHINGTON (AP) Former president Richard Nixon exceeded his authority in withholding billion authorized by the United States Congress for pollution control, the Supreme Court said unanimously Tuesday. It was the first time the Su- preme Court has ruled on a presidential impoundment of funds. Congress has since passed legislation giving itself power to control such im- poundments. Premiers to talk oil exports OTTAWA (CP) A federal proposal to cut oil exports to the United States to barrels a day will be discussed Energy Minister Donald Mac- donald said Tuesday. Exports that averaged 000 barrels daily last year were cut to 800.000 barrels in Jan after ottawa receiv. a showing a rapid decline in domestic oil reserves. Rebels attack naval base Commons said a consultants report shows costs for the pro- ject have reached but Mr. Macdonald said the figure includes some costs to be borne solely by Alberta. For instance, the province was to pay for a utility plant and pipeline for the project, Premier Peter Lougheed of Alberta has estimated costs of those items at to million. Energy department of- ficials also said the con- sultant's estimate includes million in interest; payments, but Syncrude will not now be borrowing the money it needs. panies to the provinces. The two sections affecting resource companies have dominated the 14 full Com- mons days spent so far debating the bill. Progress has been so slow that the government, in an ef- fort to get other legislation moving, negotiated an agree- ment with opposition parties to sit overtime Tuesday night. The final part of the day, by all-party agreement, was spent approving in principle a bill requiring Canadian National Railways and CP Rail to give information on capital and operating costs to provincial governments. There is no such obligation now. DRV M. i O IJWY Untimely warning Participants in a cross-country ski tour near Prince that warns them help will be a long time they should be caught in the undertow. PHNOMPENH Cambodian government re- ported more Khmer Rouge at- tacks on the Neak Luong naval also still trying to retake Mong Russei, a rice-depot town 150 miles northwest of the capital. But again, no in- no details. The Cambodian command said government troops were captured the town early Mon- day along with tons of rice. 'Vietnam during January without u.s. funds Kissinger heads home OTTAWA (CP) Con- sumers paid higher prices in all 14 major cities surveyed by Statistics Canada during January, with residents of Quebec City and Saint John, N.B., hardest hit. The cost of living in each of those cities rose eight-tenths of one per cent on a range of Young urge O goods including food, clothing, housing, transportation and other items, the government agency reported Tuesday. The smallest increase in prices occurred in'Winnipeg, where the index for all items gained only one-tenth of one per cent. Food prices moderated in St. John's, Nfld., Halifax, Winnipeg and Regina, while the food index was unchanged in Calgary. The food index was higher in the other nine regional cities. Most meats, poultry, fresh fruit and sugar cost less, EDMONTON (CP) A group of grade five and six students from Westbrook ElementarySchooltoldAlber- ta's Environment Conserva- tion Authority Tuesday that only one type of retail outlet should be allowed to sell The students, members of the school's naturalist club, made the recommendation at a hearing into the use of pesticides and herbicides. The young students presented the results of a sur- vey which showed 60 people bought herbicides at were used incorrectly, with one person using 10 times the recommended dosage. "She thought it would be 10 times as effective. The bush the students said. Keith Evans, environmental services co-ordinator for the of Edmonton, told the Hearing he wanted govern- ment sponsored training programs, public educational programs, licences for all applicators and suppliers, and research into a wide variety of fields associated with chemicals. R. J.Klaffke of the Alberta Wheat Pool told the authority the environment department was planning a dealer licenc- ing program. He said such a program would be of limited benefit because the majority of dis- tributes "have provided their front-line personnel with com- prehensive educational r nr fo immrted ca? td iScreLd es Following are increases bv citv the price of one tained them at food outlets; 14 purchases were from drug stores. The children said that by us- ing one outlet clerks could be trained to inform about cor- choice and use of biocides. They said the chemicals should not be put on store shelves but stored away to discourage casual use. Kissinger's methods damaging' (AP) i Stevenson there is growing concern in the execu- tive branch and among Republicans in Congress regarding U.S. state Secretary Henry Kissinger's foreign institutions of government that are supposed to be involv- ed in formulating Stevenson said. indexente anT food cent. Edmonton: All tenths of one per cent; food six-tenths of one per cent; housing eight-tenths of one per cent. Calgary: All items, four- tenths of one per cent; hous- ing seven-tenths of one per cent; clothing three-tenths of one per cent. WASHINGTON (AP) United States Defence Secre- tary James Schlesinger says at least the South Vietnamese countryside will be lost to in- surgents if Congress rejects an extra million military aid for the Saigon government. The South Vietnamese gov- ernment eventually will lose entirely if the United States does not fund it adequately "over a period of Schlesinger said Tuesday. However, he refused to say how many years. The Ford ad- asked for the current year ending June 30. In testimony urging the House of Representatives armed services committee to approve billion for military spending in fiscal 1976, said America may become a se- cond-rate power if that sum is cut drastically. Schlesinger said any cuts by Congress in military spending would increase proportionate- ly the risk that the United States would not be able to prevent soviet "military in the sre, in- cluding Europe. But several committee members, including Chairman Melvin Price (Dem. told Schlesinger bluntly that the money will be cut. "We are going to make reductions wherever we find they can safely be Price said. Schlesinger said the Soviet Union could acquire consider- able military superiority over the United States by 1978 to 1980 if the two countries' pre- sent military spending trends continue. Viet monk urges halt in arms aid SAIGON (Reuter) The of an t group, venerable Thich Quang today that the all military Vietnam. In an interview, he said that if he had the chance to speak to a group to American congressmen expected here in a few days, he would express aid over the years had regimes that PARIS (AP) U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger and President Valery Giscard d'Estaing conferred for more than an hour over breakfast here today before Kissinger departed for Washington. Kissinger told journalists he reported on "the prospects of the steps toward peace in the Middle and the dis- cussions also involved preparations for the conference between the oil- exporting and oilconsuming countries. Tornado batters Georgia FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) Gov. George Busbee flies to tornado-battered Fort Valley today to survey the damage and determine what assistance can be given to the central Georgia city of At least one person was kill- ed and scores injured Tuesday afternoon when a twister devastated an area four blocks wide and a mile long through the business district and a residential section. Authorities said hundreds were homeless. Nuclear permit cancelled NEW DELHI (Reuter) Canada has cancelled a per- mil for the export of nuclear equipment to India, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi told parliament today. Her statement, made to the lower house, said Canada ap- peared to have taken this step in view of the nuclear ex- periment conducted by India last May. Arrangements were being made to secure the equipment from alternative sources, she added. Minimum pay hike urged Death THE CANADIAN PRESS Knowlton, C. Basil Price, 85, who com- manded the 3rd Canadian Division in Britain during the Second World War and later directed operations for the Red Cross in Europe. BAL HARBOUR, Fla. (Reu- ter) The AFL-CIO trade ex- ecutive council urged the United States Congress Tues- day to increase the minimum wage to an hour from next Jan. 1 and to require double- time pay for overtime work. The 35-member council said in a policy statement that the higher wage floor is "an abso- lutely indispensable weapon against poverty." Syncrude return 'only EDMONTON (CP) Nick Taylor, Alberta Liberal leader, said Tuesday that the return on Alberta's invest- ment in the Syncrude oil sands project will likely be less than nine per cent, and that even this is "an optimistic figure." Mr. Taylor told a group of West Edmonton Liberals the figure stems from reports tabled in the legislature, as well as published costs of sup- port services. by people in the survey, 28 BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL Kissinger's methods as "egocentric" and damaging largely because judgments are not based on any careful analysis, any understanding of history or any input from the says corporation bill won't solve export problem OTTAWA (CP) Herb Gray said today that, govern- ment statements to the contrary, a bill progressing through Parliament will provide no solution to the problem of United States law stopping exports from Can- The MP for Windsor West said the proposed Canada business corporation act, which has passed the Com- mons and now is before the mittee about a bill he helped write before being dropped last August as minister of con- sumer and corporate affairs. He said his Liberal -which he watered plying that the bill- says has been stop the U.S. legislation hurting exports to Cuba by Canadian subsi- diaries of U.S. corporations. Text of Mr. Gray's remarks to the Senate committee were released in advance. Cost disclosure bill read OTTAWA (CP) The gov- railways to disclose the care- ernrrient lifted a little higher fully-guarded figures received Tuesday the veil of secrecy, reading, approval in principle, in the Commons and operating costs for many was settt to tne House tran- years. sport committee for detailed A bill that would force the consideration. PM recovering from 'flu in which the U.S. Trading with ct hurts Thei viso calling for a majority of Canadians on the boards of di- rectors of federally-in- corporated companies will help solve the. problem. Mr. Gray was in the unique position of being an MP testi- fying before a Senate com- Striking school janitors Contract demands Queen in Barbados OTTAWA (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau missed his third consecutive Commons sitting Tuesday after doctors advised him to take an extra day to recover from the flu. Acting Prime Minister Sharp told Allan Lawrence (PC Northumberland Durham) in the Commons that the Prime Minister "was anxious to come into the House today" but doctors advised him it. CALGARY (CP) A spokesman for the Canadian Union of Public Employees told the Calgary public school board Tuesday night that the striking caretakers have lowered their contract demands. TO ALL EX-SERVICEMEN MO THEIR DEPENDENTS SERVICE 9CH V 1 V C Provincial Service Officer from Calgary will be at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. No. 4 Thursday, February 20th, during the hours of a.m. till noon and p.m. till p.m. Information end appointments arranged at 7-M44. Dave Adams, CUPE national representative in Calgary, said the school board should also show good-will if it wants to settle the strike, since Jan. 29, by the system's 790 caretakers. The public system's caretakers now are asking for a total increase in wage and benefits of 34.3 per cent over a one-year contract, down 12 original (APMJueen Elizabeth and A highlight of the visit here following a two-day visit to Bermuda. Queen of cricket star Garfield Sobers. to negotiate. The mediator is aware that we want to state our position clearly." Mr. Adams was appearing before the board to explain the union's position while media- tion talks between the union There has been report on. the mediation Ulks. The last board offer was a total increase of 20 per cent. Is this your lucky souvenir piogmn number? Program number 17572 If it It, you are the winner of diahwaaher. Drawn Tuttday, February 18, 1975. Program No. 14594 ww me winner of a Color TV. Drawn Saturday, February IS, 1975. The next lucky draw will be held Saturday after- noon, Feb. between the first and second period of the Hockey Game at the Sportsplex. 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