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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetHbridge Herald VOL. L.XVI No. UJ ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 197-1 PRICE: TEN CENTS THREE SECTIONS- 44 PAGES Minority Liberal gov't bailed out Strom considers calling it quits CALGARY 'CP' HE Sirom, who leaves the Alixria Social Credit leadership next month, said Tuesday he is con- sidering a complete -.dihdra-.val from provincial politics beicre the election. "t knew I going to re- sign as leader before the rj-- rent government term ended in 1975 and even before the eiecljon. It isn't because I'-st the last election. It isn't be- cause of pressure I decided to resign the leadership. Bui i'.'s ben I do so be.'cre ihe Eure starts to make itsr-lf felt.'1 The former premier, speak- ing at a tribute meeting or- gajiized by h e party era attended, by 75 people, said r.e is discussing '-vita party cr- ganizers in his con- stituency ivhethe- to run cuair.. Mr. Strom announced a fail siiljnE of that he voaid resign his >ai- errship but when he acc-i-ptei the post in after C. ''Erining retired, he it he oniv for a snort time. CRITICIZES'TORFES Mr. Strom's speech Tuesday ras last formal address as Opposition leader and he took the opportunity to criticize the Progressive Consen alive Par.-, thai into power 15 rrcnths a-o The Cor.-e-a-tv-- have al- rf f'- made enojch mistakes M> :c-t loiers. that ah al- government i5 need- ed, he said. oia-age pen- in Gasoline prices hiked orkers protest freeze LONDON 'AP'' Major Brit- alrrcr'-; goveramen of- The c'nr is a i'r.s rc-cf reeds a bocrcf lo if up. cnc' fne are c :e.-5or cf physical and "dL-ecior a: :re University of Le'J-.bridcs. In s retepiione internet Tuesday. Mr. said the place in Alberta the Queen and Prince rh: ip viill viiit ir. ROMP cen-emiisl celebrations no; ye; been decided. "H's iike.y rp be For; V.ze- -jnc-g their follcwers that i? being by some ss an P: n on-confidence ;r. comzuiiee. Resets of the vote by about r.? 001 Yorker? vdil not be kna-m until later to- cay. bur available returns ii> Trill be close, Members had been asked to vc'.c in support cf a recommen- cEi-ori by the national negotiat- that the workers iTjec; board propos- KT a reiv centred. Tr.ose to support the negotiates '-ere in effect rejecting the con- ciliation boa re ihose the comminee sugreriion rr.ay have either favored ihe ciliation report or in their ing committee. More than W per cent of 1.5-'-] insice postal "workers in tresl chose to in their bar- gaining group, liie iocai presi- dent said. have yoied against Lhe rwomnierica- in VED- as v.-ei] as the inside cimcrs (in Montreal, Er.a cf vooijg unioc is Ottswt. Hzmiltori, Q-jebec Cin-. Ea- V.'L-dsor ard Cath- L---.C: are repor.ed 10 BJ: cf eligible vno r.sve C2s: -Jieir baj- ii as ;o-v si per cvn; in Freight rate hike stalled I-'-1- 10-15 obovr mosfly sunny 'CP' A gol-KT- l.is s'-i'.lec a geaera] bereave. T r i r. p c r the Com- Tuesday ihe railways hirr. a recen: meet- ihey like to boost said idvijed EpsLns: ir.e move. "I ;-jf; I thought it v. he ier, hadiy received 1-y the Hi-jse si ;his time." A? ;re hsve no: an- -v'.i.-.ce-.-: an incresse. "I pre- ih.'v bno pojiponed their ctpicn." Mr. ssid. tiers' ii-ris's-Jci- allows ihe -.1 provided s if r: is given 10 the c for sppesl to against freight "I trirj: is in the in- c; lo in- ;he mo- Mr. said. ivm'KNVF rouF.RFri. ivcicji; vrlth Lhoin. jjlorv failed 'lol o! hunk This i; :rje :.v- Ir'irirg the rr.- nounceraeEt in the ihro.-.e speech that i: LTiero.s (o ho'.d cieetirigs with the t? discj5? the impact p: rate; ceveiopr.ert ard consumer rrices. rorjij ronof.ivEbiy srovemme-t cor- icht o-'ierrers are urj- hel? ihe noose elr by bcreas- cjver-mer.t fCPi To the raucous accompaniment of Conservative jeers, the Xe'iv Dernocrais bailed the minority Liberal government om of a pstentialJy-ein- barrassing parliamenlar.- situation Tuesday. George Hees Ed'.vard Isierid-Hastings1! interrupied tiie ihrone B motion thai it be adjourned !-o the goverr.r.'.eni bring in legislation immediately to increase old-age pen- sions. The Ne-.v Derp.ocrats. past have vocally higher pension. voted vith ihe Libsrais cgairjt that nodon, as did Serial The ziotiorj defeated five raomhcrs shse'i from the House. Nil? support of the raotiorj would its success the present House s-vaad- Corjse.-vasves NDP Soial Credit 15, bceperjden; Later Corjisriazve fpeiier; their principles to rjpp-Drt the LiberE] Pf'r.- Oita'.va West. toe XDP of an unholy marriage wi'-h the Liberals. But Ed Nelson countered that the Conservatives would be even quicker to iu3p between the sheets in a marriage of wtt- verjeace because of "their lur. for pj-irer." LASHED OIT Speakirg to reporters, vet- eran and higher- p c rt s L. o L-advoca'.e itowies lashed out al the Con- servauve notion: "It was a farre arjd carries Irom a parry thai refused 10 apee to SJ30 a aonth for the oid-ase pensioners, has refused to say it stands, and we think thst this was E vote thst tras just designed to mislead the old-age pensioners, that it jusi fun and games and r.layir.r. fnst and loose.'' Slrjce the governrjerj; did have legisls- ticn ready, said Mr. an adjoumirient would simply have meant stopping debate for the day and going Lhrough the sanre farce the nexi day. MACKA5EY CHEERED 70r.OX.tO oi] tc-fay stud-.iae i riti-.e :y taperial Oil Ltd. to i-c-rsa; prices me a g'llon a-d h23tlng, die- r-el rirbo fuei nro ceats a ga-ion. effer-ive Tuesday. Canada Ltd. said it will lately jspEriai's mcve :-j- coast to roasi f- crjde o'l cor.s. a-inciinced 'Monday increases of 1.5 cer.ts a gallon for .ieati.-g ard dissel fuel m P-UL-O o: the Otliwa i-el- Other oil romparjes said it is tco eariy to say if ihey will fol- low suit. The Ctiarjo Retail Gasoline Dealers rcr-resenting i.5X' of about 9.5M Si'rr.ce statior, in the the ia- as astounding and "'-Stiiied. Its j'_-rjer.jbtr board pi direc- mK-iLig rec- ihat si! operators trr to absorb the increases and not pass iherr. on ro the public. Mar.age-r C-corre Coates said ceinpeti'tlc- is stiff and h-ghe- gasoiine p-ices T.-lil restilt ia lostcg more customers to "off- brand stations." breed of horses imported FIRST HANDSHAKE AT PEACE TALKS PARIS