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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Wednesday, Fvbrunry News in brief Queen tours South Pacific CANBERRA (Renter) Queen Elizabeth arrived here by air from Port Moresby, New Guinea, today to open the Australian parliament. After the ceremony Thursday the Queen will fly back to London to swear in a new government following Britain's general election. The Queen will then return to Australia to resume her tour of Australia and the South Pacific The Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip, Princess Anne and Capt. Mark Phillips, ar- rived at Royal Australian Air Force base outside Canberra. Paralysed boy treated MOSCOW (AP) A Toronto woman said today that Soviet doctors probably will operate on her paralysed son in a week She said she is hopeful he will walk again Mrs Herbert Reiprich said by telephone from Leningrad that doctors have told her the spinal cord of her 17-year-old son Edgar was not severed and that an operation will be performed to try to correct the paralysis The youth has been in Lenin- grad's Polenov Neurosurgical Institute since Jan 22. He un- derwent tests the first two weeks he was there. Edgar was paralysed from just below the chest in a mo- torcycle accident July He has been in and out of Canadian hospitals since then, but "it seemed nobody could do anything for his mother said earlier. U.S. energy vote near Jet noise 'injurious' OSAKA, Japan (AP) A district judge today banned flights at Osaka International Airport between 10 p.m. and 7 a m because of the noise and ordered the government to compensate 264 persons living near the field Twenty-eight neighbors of the airport for Japan's second largest city filed suit five years ago against the transportation minister, saying the noise from jets was injurious to health. Egg scramble continues in B.C. Mexican sailors missing MEXICO CITY (Reuter) Thirty-nine Mexican sailors were missing today after a OLD BOTTLES The Bottle Collecting Ctaze H sweeping the country Over million eoflectort art paying fabulous prices for old bottles of all descriptions I FRUIT JARS sue 33 E navy tug sank in rough seas off the Atlantic port of Veracruz, the marine ministry said. Three sailors were rescued and four were found dead after the tug sank with 46 crew members aboard. Here abo I AVON sisora E I your opportunity .Vrite to find out ail what to collect prices to ask where to sell COMPLETE INfORMATlOH PACKAGE ONLY 52 03 TO COVER POSTAGE AND HAKDUNG SATISFACTION GUARANTEED COLLECTORS GUILD COLLECTORS 313'I Tt W.ll.nntnn St W WalVhom Orl 72 Wellington 5t W BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phono 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL VICTORIA (CP) The chicken-and-egg war continued on all fronts Tuesday, with Agriculture Minister Dave Stupich defending the NDP government in the midst of allegations that the government has interfered with British Columbia's egg and broiler chicken marketing boards. William Brundson, a Shawnigan Lake egg producer who was chairman of the B.C. egg marketing board m 1972, said in an affidavit last week that the agriculture minister and Premier Dave Barrett applied threats and political pressure during a meeting the three held in the premier's office in October of that year Another former egg board member swore out a similar affidavit. Tuesday, Bruce McAninch, chairman of the B.C. broiler marketing board and Art Stafford, manager of the board, said in affidavits that Premier Barrett had directed the amount of the new broiler production quota in the Kamloops-Okanagan area and also tried to force the three- man board to accept an interior chicken producer on the board. Mr. McAninch said in his affidavit that the board decided on Dec. 11 on certain quotas for 11 Kamloops- Okanagan producers, quotas Mr. Stupich said were, acceptable Dec. 12. The government subsequently demanded increases in production for the 11 producers, Mr. McAninch said, adding that the government also held up an order by the board allowing the amalgamation of existing quotas. Old Glory It all started h< February 1901. At the Bow Island Field 80 miles east of Lethbridge "Old Glory" blows in. That moment marked the beginning of natural gas service to Albertans. Eugene Coste had started the drilling the year before but when the well reached the 1700' level and there was still no gas he ordered the well to be abandoned. The driller, W.R. Martin believed that there was gas down there and contin- ued to drill- A few days later, at the 1909' level, the well blew in. It was completed at the 1916' level and tested at cubic feet a day. With the well a success Eugene Coste went ahead and founded Canadian Western Natural Gas and in 1912 the com- pany began to service Albertans. "Old Glory" ran dry in 1931, bat the field still produces gas to this day, although its major use now is as a storage field. At Canadian Western we now serve more than 150.000 customers in 99 communities, but we remember "Old Glory" because that's where it ail began. V! Out G'-OfcY BOW iSiAriO 3909 SKETCHED PKO.'A A JilSTORICAL Stii PHOTOGRAPH I DOMOVAH canaoian uuesrern naruraL oas Home on the range almost Leonard and Phyllis Plonka, of Milwaukee, Wis., greet their children William, 9, left, and Douglas, 10, at Chicago's O'Hare International airport Tuesday night after the boys were returned from Havre, Montana. Boys ran away from home Sunday, boarded an Antrac tram and got as far as Montana before they were discovered by conductor. Boys were furnished with cowboy hats by conductor, then turned over to author- ities. WASHINGTON (AP) -The House of Representatives is moving toward a showdown on an emergency energy bill that President Nixon has said he plans to veto. The measure is slated to be brought up on the floor today under a parliamentary rule leaving it open to a procedural challenge from any member, House leaders said Tuesday. But before debate on the bill begins, Democrats will attempt to amend the rule so that such points of order cannot be raised, the leaders said. The manoeuvring is expected to settle the legislative fate of the bill, which includes a provision for an oil-price rollback. Unless the parliamentary rule is amended, an oil-state representative almost certainly will object to the price-rollback provision on the ground that it was inserted in the bill by a Senate-House conference and never has been voted upon by the full House. Most observers agree that Speaker Carl Albert would be forced to sustain such an objection and the bill would effectively be killed. VETO PROMISED The Senate-passed measure also would provide the presi- dent with authority to order gasoline rationing and other mandatory fuel-saving meas- Tories on defensive as U.K. nears poll LONDON (CP) The Conservatives have been hit by another election-week embarrassment, adding to the uncertainty of what commentators call the most unpredictable British general election in years. There was the traditional election-eve chorus of confidence from the party leaders, but the Tories, already embarrassed by announcement of a record trade deficit in January, found themselves on the defensive again, this time over their labor-relations law. Campbell Adamson, director-general of the Confederation of British Industry, said Tuesday that the labor-relations law enacted by the Conservatives had "sullied every relationship at national level between unions and employers." Balloonist Catch still missing TENERIFE, Canary Islands (CP) Search authorities reported still no sign of missing United States balloonist Thomas Gatch today despite a report that villagers had spotted him floating over the Canary Islands. The Spanish news agency Europa reported today that villagers had seen the in an attempt to cross the the Valley of the Orotava in the south of Santa Cruz de Tenerive. But neither Spanish police, air .traffic control authorities nor the United States Air Force base at Torrejon just outside Madrid had any word of a sighting. Later, Europa reported that the "balloon" seen by thou- sands of villagers may have Lawy< been a freak dust storm. The 48-year-old bachelor left Harrisburg, Pa., 10 days ago in his bid to become the first man to cross the Atlantic in a balloon. Woodworkers accept deal VANCOUVER (CP) The International Woodworkers of America Tuesday accepted recommendations by Dr. Noel Hall' for a 38-cent-an-hour increase across the board for tradesmen. Dr. Hall, the University of British Columbia labor expert was limited to making recommendations that have to be accepted by both sides to become effective. ers defend Nixon refusal WASHINGTON (AP) Lawyers for President Nixon have defended his refusal to appear as a witness at a California state trial on the grounds that no court, state or federal, can order a president to testify in person. If a president is forced to appear in court, his lawyers argued in a brief filed Tuesday in District of Columbia Superior Court, "his inability to perform the duties as the chief executive would threaten the security of the entire nation." The argument was filed by James St. Clair, the president's chief Watergate lawyer. Nixon disclosed Monday night that he has rejected a request from a Watergate grand jury to testify. St. (Hair's brief was issued in response to a California Superior Court judge's order directing Nixon to appear as "a material and necessary witness" at the trial of former White House aide John Ehrljchman. Lawyers for Ehrlichman have until March 8 to file their argument supporting their request for the president's appearance. _ Both sides of industry be given a chance to start said Adamson, whose organization usually speaks for the management side of British industry in public debate. In a worried subsequent effort to clarify his remarks about the highly controversial law, Adamson insisted that the opinions he expressed were his own personal views rather than those of the confederation. The law has long aroused passions on the union side of British industry. The legislation forms part of a Tory attempt to establish what for the Conservatives would be an orderly system of labor-management relations in strike-torn Britain. With voting to start in less than 24 hours, three opinion polls published today trimmed some more off the Conservatives' lead. The government forces were below 40 per cent in all three polls. Their showings averaged 38.1 per cent, while Labor averaged 35.5 and the Liberals 23.9 with minority parties accounting for the rest. Another dramatic development in the last phase of the campaign was Tory rebel Enoch Powell's statement that, consistent with his attacks on the Conservatives for taking Britain into the European Common Market, he himself had already voted for the Labor party, using his postal vote. Said the influential Financial Times in a comment: "This will add to the embarrassment of the government over the Common Market issue which it had hoped was dead and will produce a deadpan reaction from Labor headquarters which finds Mr. Powell an unwelcome bedfellow although it does not mind taking some of his votes." ures, but Nixon said at his televised news conference Monday night that he would veto the measures "If it reaches my desk in its present form." Nixon also said that the energy crisis has passed, al- though a "serious problem" still remains. That comment drew a rebuke Tuesday from Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, who said: "The shortage remains, and so does the crisis." And the National Petroleum Council warned that petroleum consumption must be cut even more sharply this spring that it was this winter or the U.S. may face gasoline rationing. Miners request gasoline NEW YORK (AP) Miners who have paralysed the coal mining industry in southern West Virginia with a walkout say they will not return to work until there is enough gasoline available to get them there. President Richard Carter of District 29, United Mine Workers said he plans to ask UMW President Arnold Miller today for a district meeting to organize efforts to meet the fuel shortage. District 29 covers southern West Virginia. Carter said the proposed meeting would include district and international union officials and gasoline-station operators. The West Virginia Coal Association said Monday that about men were off the job, with gas pumps dry in dozens of mining communities. The association said the more than 30 mines closed in West Virginia would produce daily about tons of metallurgical coal, a high- grade fuel used by steel mills. fine for Chicago gas dealer CHICAGO (AP) Samue a Chicagc policeman who operated t gasoline station on the side was convicted Tuesday oi price-gouging and contempt oi court. He was fined McBride the firs' service station operator in th< United States charged will price-gouging under th< federal price ceiling. He was accused of making customers of his service station buy a rabbit's foot or i blank form for a last will anc testament for The customer was then given a coupon for worth of gas. The Internal Revenue Service got a court ordei closing McBride's station Dec. 30. U.S. District Judge James Parsons levied a fine on each of two counts of price gouging and a fine foi contempt The LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported styles in LETHBRIDGE ITIERLE nORmm COSmETIC BOUTIQUE. Prt-livMliry SiM CmtiMis... 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