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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta U.S. energy crisis real for thousands OKNE SMITH :drk Timrs S-i vii-r NL'W YORK The much ta scd-tbaui "encrg; crisis" al- most became a reality last ivcck. and could still happen i his wcc-k il temperatures m miny of the jia'Jon hold freezing. But ihousards of in Mississippi. Louisiana. Arkan- sas. Crecrgia. Minnesota and Iliinoir. learned how real the energy crisis i5 when they were i out of work as fuel plies ran out. In many other areas, includ- ing the oil- and gas-rich soutii-, natural gas supplies have been curtailed for large users, including electric utilities, and the situation could become much worse if the cold wave that pipped most of the nation list week continues for a sec- ond wee'.. TVTiai happened at the Norec Appliance plant al Efiingham, 111.. COO miles south of Chicago typlL'si. plan' was forced to shut when its gas sup- ply was cut off lo insure ade- quate fuel supplies for resi- dences, hospitals, schools and o.her hish-prio-iiy On Friday. Js'orge reopened the plant when an emergency supply of propane was brought in from Kansas. But this was only a stopgap measure and continued co'd weather wouJd close the plant again unless more fuel supplies can be lo- cated. Vne hardest-hit area appeared lo be -Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas. About 43 industries in the Jackson. Miss., area including two neighboring counties, were closed, puting more than 40, 000 workers out of jobs. A dozen or more plants around the Hat- tiesburg and Gulf Coast re- gions v.ere dosed and nearly one-half the chicken broiler in- dustry in east central and south Mississippi -was closed down. "We are faced with a real energy shortage here for (he first said Keith Howie, fcad of the uti'ities dins-ion of the Public Service Commission. going to hit hard the devil, because it's going to get into people's pocketbooks.'1 Gerald Bracken, president of M.P.I. Industries E: Jackson, that more than 1.300 work- ers had been laid off since Wed- nesday. M.P.I, operates one of t h e largest industrial plants in Mis- sissippi and is e. maior supply of cabinets for television sets, record players and sewing ma- chines. The troubles in Mississippi stemmed from a complete cur- tailment of natural gas supplies ftr industrial users by the Unit- ed Gas Pipeline Co. It was the first curtailment ever, and i: was blamed on a dangerous drop in pressure because o! cold weather and a frozen supply field in Louisiana. .Vatural gas supplies for some industrial users have cu: bact in some pans of Kentucky and Texas with some plants gelling no gas one day and others rhe next. Even in Los Angeles. Eupa'Jes to intemiptible customers were cut back for 11 days in De- "ember and thus [ar tor five days this year. The Lcthbridqc Herald VOL. LXVr No. '29 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, -VOXDAY. JAXL'ARY 15. 1973 PRICE: TEX CENTS TWO SECTIOXS 20 PAGES New criminal justice code advocated New York Times Service WASHFS'GTOV The National Advisory Commis- sion or. Criminal Justice Standards and Goals Sunday is-sued a report containing hundreds of recommenda- tions for change some thai hsve been made be- fore and others likely io be the na- Uon's police forces, courts, prisons and communities. 750-paao divifcd mto four sections, was compiled by the commission under the auspices of the justice department's Uw enforcement assistance ad- ministration and wili be presented nest to the Na- tional Conference on Crinunal Justice for discussion and possible amendment. Still to cotne from the- ISO-member commis-sion are rvccr.-.n-x.-datinEs on gun control ETK! drug-abuse con- i-o'.. But the commission report states that if its rec- ommendations Li four police, the correc- tions system, the courts and community crime-preven- tion were implemented in full, crime could be re- duced The recommendation could be implemented within 10 years, according to Gov. Kussell Peterson of Delaware, the commission's chairman, who held a news Jerris Leonard, the outgoing administrator of the law enforcement assistance admin- istration, and others involved in compiling the report, The .v.te? oJ ho-.v mivh the program wou2d-cost Wiw still being worked out, they said. sud Leonard acknowledged that lire pro- posal tlicy considered likely to be most controversial was recommendation that plea practice of allowing a defendant to plead guilty to a lesser eliminated. Re.rerrr, cf the most sweeping kind, however, is put- lined the "standards" in the jargon of tr-c the sections oealine with the courts and the corrections system. Among the most proposals are: Suggested "time frames" for processing crim- inal cases, such as a maximum of six hoars from the urce of arrest ur.til a suspect's first court appear- ance. -.veeks from arrest to preliminary hearing and "an over-ail lime-lapse not to exceed 60 days from arrest to trial in a normal case, with high priority cases fotiu: to iriii in -.j days or less" in felony cases, and pe.-hsps 30 days from arrest lo trial for mis- do ir.ear.TS. T-pcradir.c the prosecutor's office, with assis- tants barred Outside practice; upgradir.s "the cali- bre o: zj-e judioisry." with the adoption of the ''so- cai.ed Missouri plan fcr the selection of of a judicial nomination commission uith the pubbc. the and lawyers represented, ta nominate candidates for the the governor filling vacancies from his seat Maximum sentences for "non-dangerous offend- ers" should not exceed e >ears. with sentencing for up to wrer. a longer term is seen as re- quired "for the o: the public" and. the offend- er is car.cerous. "a professional criminal.'1 or a "per- fp'or.y oi'fer.cer." "I: is rccnTrmended that -o r.ew major institL1- le built under any circumslances'1 an-j o-es should be phased out in favor of local faciii'Lics ard Inside Poge 6 lor JLT- Page 10 Ann Landers 13 Bridge Cicssified Con-.ics Crcssxv ord Deaths Dls'rict li 16-19 14 17 IS 3 '3 1 -i c r t c1 f 15 9, 10 6-S TV Weather Low tonight near 20, Tucsdoy 50; cloudy, windy Sunday solitude a great wcy to spend a cigar, ihe end c bench ail ycur owi in Gall Gcrcens. The tsrrperafure rcse lo 52 degrees and Jorn Supina, 70, 12C Jih 5.r faking fuil cc'vsr.Tcge cf if. cholo Metis housing plan announced SLAVE LAKE aT- Frenv ier Peter Lyii.'noed Sun- dav his liuireh a M million riiU'iiK !ho 107374 iiscil year :o provide hmisinc :o- MeiLs txvr'.e. premier spe.ikir.i: at a meetir-i: of ixX1 Metis peo- I'ie of [r.ivexi ol the Metis Asfo.-i.ilion cf Al- berta after b-rief pl'e- ser.tcd bv the The brief. .1 r.-.iijo-.- a j.xr.l ".ill-out" .r.- .nck the pi-ob'enis uiein; Al- l txMple. ..MATH riun'.ij The luiusiiic p-pii-.T.i. dcMils i-i uill bo uor'Ka-l OM; lv- rvtYn ;iv-eev- l.on ofiioKiX bo proxidcol in eoniunetleii with ;i planned lunch pivcrair. in schools in Mc'js comniuiiities. Heallh Minister Neil Craw- fonl lold the assooi.ition I IIP proiTiMin is expeeied lo s'arl tliis in o! .cre.-.test r..vd is r.v: o: ;i The brief stressed Ihal before any long range plans could lw eifeetue certsir. rjtci immediate" needs ir, the of IrJid. liealth. in ance Act and the restoration of con j in liuntuis; and fishin; rights. !ud to bo met. Snggostions or. eh.iniies in SkX-ia! .issista.'ioe unaici tv ansined with a public on rubiie opinion, and an 3n- of the inforr.v.ion uv.i'.d result in eh-iiiees in the Mr. ri HI.IC RKpniMAsn omployr.iort tlie v-ith ti'O idea of public reprl- for to hire on .T tvsis. repri'n.ii1'-] in i c l: t io :v.-.1 .ibout iho I have1 io do it all Tie lime." Mr. ImishPed slid. The premier said ihe siibve; w.ts of pv.1! and .nskpd nsstviation president Stan li.uiie's and Hntvld diiMl. of e! foi- re.-- of persons !.ir lo Ihe Iluiri.iii Kighls Commission. Seen and heard About town ii I-JOME MOVIx BITF Art Kirr succest.n; thai his r.'ptive tittdiei'.ee sloop ui awake ask t. P. !ho r.'.irsirc seheol in the Ool- lece beard grow-ini; contest to put up the ehi-l Hill) O-fl 10 his sister Kaili> Urn by per- 0.10 shoe. Nixon halts war machine French., English brands of separatism differ OTTAWA relsdrns with Lebanon. reiaiions "ivlth Arah countries rach as nnlsia. AJseria. Kuwait and Irac. 94-iiuit motel proposed P'.-ns for a E! rr.illior.. ?4- motel, to be built at Mayor Magrath Drive and 7th Ave. S.. were received a: citv nail this t h e Lodge is s.-r.edzlec to begb 3 Jlirch an.i be corr.pieied in for Nanh- ioleiur KEY na. n-fi Nixm ordered a hat; to Eij offensive rr-iiiiary opera'Jons L- "I'ietnarn "became o: ihe prog- rc-ss Li Paris peace talks, the Florida said. Press secretary PUnsl'5 L. Ziesiier said Niso-'s order a: iO a-. E5T an: shsliitit: arid ''unher niiriin" N j.-je Vil-ite House spoitesriaj described the as "a uaLla- ire" mat followed aD ethsusiive preaderrial of the segoriatior.s. Ziegisr refused to discuss re- pr.ris. ihal A. Kissinger. Nixon's pasce and Hanoi's Le Due Tho have, tor all pracacal pirpcsas, al-eacy reEclied an accord. Ke did say in response to a qiiestira: ''Dr. Kissinger will be rerom- ing to Paris at point in the re-ktheiy near :'jr.L-e." rESPON.'E NOT KNOWS' Asked if North to sca.le ir.'.ii- operations ir. South nam in return for Nbton's rnib- iary concession. Zieiier said the WTiite House had no inr'or- to incicare any change i: Hanoi's muitan" srrater.-. no; an ele- ment c: the he Siid. Ziegler cii fay Hanoi was in the Paris cou'd lesd to a U.S. E eve o: the anrour.ced. The aririouncement came amid reports that a peace agreement about to be ajn- the dcr-m French frorn Kino! Wat a r-eace be an- r.c-xjred d-jrinc the right. K.AS SO TIMETABLE .As'se-d if NisOL was hcrwiu! [iiat a agreement could t-: by Iriaugiirition Day SsTurday Ziozler re- plied: nave no arlLficia! He said the all a'-'-ne has bec-r. to end i.-e war a: ihe earliss: r-asstSe Nfuyen Inleu m- in advance Xixor's added. The preside-: has dispatched Gen. Alexancer M. Jr., SIGN'S INl'RE crease that latest of seere: talks ihe North Vietnamese Prlee-s on't-ie New York newspaper Ti" Sonc que'ed an unnamed source as s.iyir.c a eer.seiire befere ihe Te: New Year. Royal visit site choice criticized Qumi Priixv riulip f.iicary .lulv 5 in comuvtion Uio KfMP lions. Tro- P c I o r Loiifhcixi an- tOvliy. Tl'.o choice of was m.iiV by Tni- V'dmonlon Fort Maclcwl will al50 be by tho sr-v! li's for the Q.wr. selie.1r.le, her visit to A-- loon iiti not borta to Ix1 and lliore- had Iver. iry.rc to eel see fore Ottawa had lo make Hie mon.ireli lo visit For: Mae- c.'iort in Port co dcvisira." a spokcsn-.-.n fo- Ihe lood i _ in Aloi-rl.i C.ii- Tlio pvesule.'.l of the Travel mid ih.i: nnlnppv1 ro.icr.on from Souihern and Ooraentuin Association of cn'ie deiaii.-- of the C.i'.c.iry vis t Alberta official.v Somhcm Alix-rlj. kmojnood l.iwir. ;