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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta KOKAfT HIOM SATURDAY M-25 AlOVt The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 28 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES Alberta's gas formula bid rejected Air r A Fl t T ft 11A r C CP) A on proposed ettuUM ind propane Mr. Stabback said lie deci- not mejui subjecting the appli- mil I I 'I I I I vote to strike OTTAWA (CP) A Energy btnrf bearing rejected today an Alberta government request to review the board's method of calculating Canadian oatwal Bas requirements. Such a review could have led to freeing for export trillions of cubic feet of natural gas now heM in reserve to nisei SSUTS Canadian need. J. G. Stabback, board mem- ber and hearing chairman, said the board was willing to review Its calculating method, but stip- ulated that the current hearing on proposed ettuuw and-propane would have to ad- journed. He aaid lay decWon on the method of calculating require- ments would iffect parties not present, who should be advised of the review and give time to prepare. The major export applicant, Dome Petroleum Ltd., said Thursday it supported the Al- berta request but did not want an adjournment because it might be "fatal" to Its planned export project. Mr. Stabback said tbe ded Al- though he isn't predicting "mir- acles Progressive Conservative Frank Moores is finally getting set to lake over the leadership of Newfoundland than two months after defeating Premier Joseph Smallwood at the polls. M r. Smallwood announced Thursday his Liberal govern- ment reign of nearly 23 years will end Monday or Tuesday when he hands over his resigna- tion to Lt.-Gov. E. John A. Mr. Uourcs, party woo 21 ot the 42 legislature tests in UK Oct. 28 provincial election, plans to appoint a 12- or 14- membcr cabinet in the next few days. The Liberals won 20 seats and Tom Burgess, leader of the New Labrador Party was re- turned in Labrador West. Mr. Smallwood 71, said he will spend much of his remain- ing time as premier cleaning out his office of almost letters and ot'ter personal pa- pers collected since lie led New- foundland Into Confederation to 1949, On the question of health costs, a major topic of discus- sion by the council, Mr. Loug- heed said the council will pur- sue joint action of all 10 pro- vincial premiers so "co-opera- tive efforts might be develop- ed." Mr. Blakeney said there is feeling that, in Canada, there has developed a system which emphasizes those methods of health care which are most ex- pensive. "We feel there are ways of substituting less expensive methods and we think that In order to shift in that direc- tion it is necessary for the provinces to work together." On d i s c u s sions concerning university program rationaliza- tion, Mr. Lougheed said Alber- ta is "quite prepared to move ahead in the spirit of co-opera- tion with other provinces to see if we can control costs in the field of post-secondary educa- tion." DUPLICATLVG SERVICES A development in that area, he said, was an adjustment of the council's co-ordinat- ing committee to deal not merely with universities but all post-secondary education. "There certainly is a feeling of need to examine every pos- sibility where we are duplicat- ing services in colleges, be- cause of the high cost of educa- Mr. Lougheed said. A full review of industrial in- centives is to be made prior to the next council meeting to be held in Alberta within six months, possibly ii. Lloydmin- ster, a community on the Al- berta-Sastatchewan border. It also was announced that Fred Peacock, minister of Al- berta's industry development, is to convene an early meeting of Western Canadian industrial development ministers. Cholera kills 600 JAKARTA (Renter) A chol- era epidemic in the south Ce- lebes has killed nearly 600 per- sons in two weeks, an Indone- sian health official said Friday. The outbreak, the worst In area in nine years, hit peo- ple In the province during the Urii halt o( December. OTTAWA (CP) Air traffic controllers have voted to go on strike at 4 a.m. EST Monday, grounding, almost all commer- cial air traffic in Canada and the western North Atlantic. President J. R. Campbell of the Canadian Air Traffic Con- trollers Association announced at a news conference today that members of his association this week voted to 85 to strike. Break in sight in cold spell B.v TirE CANADIAN PRESS Record 1 o w temperatures were recorded overnight across the Prairies for the third straight day but the weather office announced sud- denly that some'relief could be expected. A special revised forecast announced that the tempera- tures which had plunged to more than 40 degrees below zero in many centres over- night would rise to between zero aiid 10 above by tonight in parti of Alberta. The rest of the Prairies were expected to be slower to re- cover but would warm as a front moved eastwards. Temperatures were expect- ed In increase gradually on Saturday and Sunday. One of the coldest places in the Prairie provinces was Fort CMpewyan in northeastern Al- berta which reported 52 below overnight, breaking the Jan. 14 record of 51 below in 1971. Edmonton International Air- port reported a record 42 be- low, four degrees colder than the 1971 record of 37 below. Peace River In northwestern 'Am getting a divorce. Be back tomorrow. Sincemly 1085621' Troops blow up houses TEL AVIV (AP) Israeli troops crossed into southern Le- banon again today amid fog and freezing rain and blew up two more houses they. said were bases for Arab guerrillas. Occupants were inside the stone houses when the blasts went off in the farming village of Kafra, about five miles inside Lebanon, Israeli military sources said. Lebanese military spokesmen in Beirut said a woman was wounded in the explosion. They reported the Israelis assaulted the village by helicopter. It was the second reprisal raid into Lebanon in four days. An Israeli spokesman said it was in retaliation for the "re- peated firing of Katyusha rock- ets from Lebanese territory di- rected at Israeli civilian settle- ments." Montana fire sweeps part of block HAVRE, Mont. (AP) Fire- men battled flames and 20- degree below zero tempera- tures for nearly three hours early Thursday before control- ling a fire that destroyed part of a city block in downtown Havre. Firemen said (he Elks Club building apparently caught fire shortly after midnight Wednes- day night. Desiroycd were a portion containing club rooms, a Jewelry store and an apnrt- mcnt. Two firemen were Injured, neither seriously, offkUla said. Alberta set a record of 45 be- low, compared with a previous low for the date of 39 below in 1969. It was 33 at Lethbridge, against 41 in 1950. In Saskatchewan, Swift Cur- rent fell to 41 below overnight, upsetting its former record of 36 below In 1950. Other Saskatchewan records, with previous marks in brack- ets, were: Estevan 32 below (31 below in 1950; Kindersley, 39 below (37 below in Uranium City 55 below (51 be- low in Wynyard, 44 .be- low (35 below in York- ton 38 below (35 below in Thompson was a cold spot in Manitoba at 39 below. The Pas dropped to 37 below while Dauphin and Winnipeg were 35 below. Brandon was a relative- ly balmy 34 below. The controllers also rejected a conciliation board report that recommended a 15.5-per-eent wage increase in a 27-month contract. Present base rate ranges between and The conciliation board report was released last week. Campbell also announced that he has informed the treasury board that the union is ready to restart negotiations at any time, A strike means complete withdrawal of air traffic con- l r o 11 e r s across Canada and parts of the North Atlantic, Vir- tually all commercial air traffic over a designated area covering Canada and about 800 miles out into the Atlantic will be grounded. The controllers contract ex- pired Sept. 30. Negotiations for a new contract started with the treasury board in August. Air traffic controllers will be on hand in case of emer- gency at Calgary Interna- tional, Lethbridge Airport, Ed- monton International and Ed- monton Industrial. Grande Prairie, Fort St. John and Springbank, near Calgary, will be closed, almost' totally. The air traffic controllers have 193 members in Alberta, about 100 of them in Edmon- ton. Officials rattled by technicians OTTAWA (CP) Airport on- erations barely were affected, but union officials were rattled severely as militant elec- tronics technicians stayed off work -at control towers across the country in illegal study ses- sions. In Montreal, where It all started at 1 a.m. EST Thurs- day, workers were back on the job at 1 a.m. today. Toronto went back (o work at 6 a.m., 24 hours after the men started their walkout. Across the country it was ex- pected by federal officials that other walkouts would end 24 hours after they started. In some cases that would be about noon local time. Officials in Ottawa said they had no indication that the walk- outs would be extended past that period. Unable to control their men, officials of Local 2228, Interna- tional Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, agreed to set 8 a.m. EST Tuesday as the starting time for a legal strike. Less than half the fed- eral public servants covered by the local took part in the walk- outs. A union spokesman said (he strike date will show if the militants are backed by the ma- jority. A formal strike vote may be held later. THERE WAS NO WAY "We thought we had a pretty placid group but were totally unable to get them back to work once it blew he added. Union leaders told tbe men the action was illegal, the spokesman said. "There was no way we could sanction the study sessions." Meanwhile, indications were that those who staged me walk- did not include all the technicians in the disciplinary action, perhaps sus- pension. The technicians off- the job Thursday normally service radar and navigational and Snowmobile bandit roars off with cash communications equipment in airport control towers and are employed by the departments of transport and communications. Other members of the local are employees of the depart- ments of defence, external af- fairs, the environment, energy mines and resources and the National Research Council. King near death COPENHAGEN (AP) King Frederik of Denmark is in a deep coma and his condition Is extremely grave, bis doctors re- ported today. The morning medical bulletin indicated the 72-year-old mon- arch's strength is running out. Specialists said the wording made clear that the doctors and the court were preparing the country for the king's death. The king suffered a heart at- tack Jan. 3 after spending the New Year's weekend in bed with influenza and pneumonia. The rest of the royal family gathered at the hospital soon after the medical bulletin was made public. Queen Ingrid was the first to arrive, followed soon after by King Constantine of Greece and Queen Anne-Marie, the king's youngest daughter. They were joined by Princess Benedikte and her husband, German Prince Richard Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein. The last to arrive was the 31- year-old heiress to the throne, Princess Margrethe, and her French-born husband, Prince Henrik. Margrethe became the regent when her father was taken to hospital. BETHANIE, Que. (CP) An armed bandit riding a snowmobile roared into this community 55 miles south- east of Montreal late Thurs- day and escaped several minutes later with from a credit union. Police said the bandit en- tered the bank shortly be- fore UM 8 p.m. closing time, ordered employees to lie on Che floor and emptied cash drawers. Tlic getaway snowmobile was found abandoned nearby. Seen and heard About town A neighbor, whose car was frozen to the ground, phoning to hitch an early- morning ride with Thad Ives and learning that despite the 30-below temperature he planned, as usual, to walk to work David McGlfnn noting that his new ski equip- ment works better than ho does City ball secretary Belly Gal looking all day for fire Inspector Dong Kometi who was in the office next door with flru chief Wilt Rui- ;