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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta U.S. frets over Canada's shaky oil-sharing stand By EDWARD COWAN' New York Times Service WASHINGTON Canadian end United S'.atss energy ne- gotiators are ur.darstODd to have msde quite progress behind a curtain of secrecy lo- vard an agreement for sharing continental oil supplies in an emergency. Washington is worried, how- e VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau MiaL-tcr E. r. Wne'.ar. ca'I- pl pi grsh producers to p-oJuce "all Uie wheat ihcy produce" this spring. At same uir.e he urged thetn lo produce larger c-f jeco grains than they in previous Britain slams on more controls are There is a dear message (or The m Canada's aericulrjral pro- thozi ihe bsckins ihey ceserve. be- T :o ro this as ic-.ig u5 J r.ikiiier of Mr. He fpoke in ihe 1 day of the i'-ircne speoch T-jesc-sy. Ke ru: LhuL ever he hsd beivTio c: pr.ces ;o 'J-.e farm- er; h-avc ir.irro-. cr! "I irit? ;o lo bee: c: ihe "ic-c--. -I- of farr> ers tj I ft-.-'. ;h2! farmer? will vv ar.d rci'Ji'J of cvam both in L-.c ard eiTjr.er.; "ill aT.our.is of crain ZZC-.T lo; one IvIiVile ihe effort CD; ;o the meteoric :r ;r..uio from pain t-aiei LlKi-e LONDON" iCPi The Brit'sh covem m en; announ ced I od ay Ihe critical secund stage in its coiilroversial anti-inflation cani- pgjgn, setting oui srrict ?IEIU- limiu on prices in- comes and establishing machin- ery to enlorce them. the preset ouirighj freeze on ray End prices, introdueed in November. be extended up to 60 days beyond its expiry dale of Feb. ?7 until the new program can be implemented. the second re- ceives cpprcHiil. ware nnd salary increases will be held to a flat rate of SE.35 a week plus 3 further four per peni n; "ago bill for Manila end? goverimient MANILA -AP> President Fcrdinard E. Marcos ofiiCiaV.y er.dod Cti years of Siaies siovernnienr in ihe Philippines Uxiav and signed ne'.v for a psr- the working group concerned in the previous price? will bo ailnv.-ed to increase only ero'jgh to offset rises b Uie cost of raw materiais. The will continue the pre-enL en busi- ness rents in policy s.nd ir.ircduce io to held down prices. Nearly all house ro'.v arc b> law. Today's follow of r.esotisiicns by the ConservaLve l-.bor leaders and L-idustrial of- liciais. The Trader Triion a'.ready has in- :o suppon. no'-v pfctraiu rd has been speculator, thr.i Minister Edward Heath uill rail a snap this fall if his 'n'Jcy Ls by la- i sta oft the job By JIM MAYBIE Herald Staff Writer Negotiations are under way between the City of Lett-bridge and Calgary Power for the sale of the city's aging power plant, The Herald has learned. City Manager Tom Nutting confirmed in a press conference this morning that ''Calgary Power is seriously interested in operating the local but we have only agreed to dis- cuss the possible sale c: the plsrit.'' Officials said ii Calgary POT. buys plant. rsie in- crease proposed for this year cnuld be less than it muM be if the city retains the Confidential sources said Tu- esday Lhsi Calgary Po-.ver has delegated Montreal engineering to do r_Ti evaluation srjdy of the plsni. Employees st the city power- house have been informed that Montreal Engineering and Cal- gary Power officials will soon be in the plant for the eralua- tion and that the plant may or ir-sy r.oi be 5 old to Calgoiy Power. A city commitee of aldermen Vaughan Hembroff. Vera Ferguson and Steve Kotch City Manager Tom Nutting and Utilities Director Oli Erdos has held two meetings with Calgary Power officials to lav the groundwork for negotiations. In the city signed a 13- year contract with Caigaiy Pow- er for increasing amounts cf electricity as the city's power demands grew. The rate o: increase. 'The Herald v-as to'd. has abiy surpassed cxpecia'Joris. Economical use of the DOVCT plant. its prese.nl equip- ment. was expected to end by 1981. K.-wc-vfr wirii cd amounts being supplied by operation of the city's plant is expecied to end Lhjs summer, CONCERN -'-.e be- tween the city and Canary Poiver vets concern wj> expressed over a by the Public Varies Board to al- low Canadian Utilities an 18 per ceni m its Council was told at the time a similar increase for Calgary Power co'Jd cost the city miUiin mor? for iis pcr.ifT dic- ing the period, elim- inating any economic age i.1 ir.e contrac'.. Calgary FiT.-.TT is seeing an sver- ;5 per rale increase. It has been i; wni.J cost as as 510 million for the city to upgrade its p.'-wcr plznt to produce enough elec- fc.- its own meDts. it been rjfgested the power plant "hasn't generating much city power for quite awhile now." There is a possibility that if Calgary Power purchases the plar: it rcigh: leas? i: back to the city for a few years ratij the company stabilises its net- work. If Calgary Power agrees to bay the plant, it will likely con- I'r.us operation; for E yen's The Herald was tcld. There is a possibility some of the present staff Q- ?7 iu-i employment with the firm. General thinking has been tha: ihe plant will be phased out. A Calgary power spokesman said Tuesday he was not at liberty ;0 (L-cuss Ihe negotia- tions in of the city's re- lic Ence 10 msire it pubjc He said. that th? fu- ture o: the power in bridge would depend on Mon- treal Eneieesrmg's report, if Calgary Power buys the plant. Tne Caigaiy Pov.er spokef- r.isn his firm is def- mierefted ra bolfieriig its power facilities in the south. ANOTHER A coal exp'oration and production executive toid The Herald that Caglary Power is to an- other power generating plant He said there is escellen! coal at LeOibridge for such a plan. but ihat it vou'ci to be mined underground. This could m2ke Loibbririgc an un- economical site, he in-Scared. Tnere i? an almost ideal site near Brooks, whcr? rcial can be strip mined. The owners, he said, are ready to proceed v.Tih Cslgary Power has expressed interest in the field. Another rossible siie in South- ern is LI? Pass where -in r-xindan.-e o: coal s'ag is Certain proN however, are with whcr. ?jag is In shcuid have new in So-j'.hern ]0 the co.-.! said. Former Hall. ;n a lelephroe fnvr, Ottsiva. siid he s.ir- prised thai ;he plar.t was for "I; c'idn'i ihj-.k- rezon.-.tions. in he 5ai-d. a plan; sale then.'1 Court orders mayor to resign r.iay jvX'tio fmd it rather to :hc n'.ip.i.ster of agriculttire was ordered Alberta r.x Bo.r. ;n Ont. a in touT5hip in Essex 3 U11'UUI I'l IP. 1 meni'.x' and a IT; Justiee W. .1. C. Kirhy a 1 n 1 -1 ai fcl'.ool tl.e he lived on the farm ral. .1 h.s [aimer most o; th.ii: !'e v e to Conimois and A I' 'Vi c a r g T aj.'iei'l'.-.ire if he lo a ii h uf his of iv'Hie voted C i -.V.-C-M llic he !i; found the (.-.rnuTs do noi a "western" mm- i-j'er cr ;.n f.Kern" minister. Tr.ey want a Canadian r: ,T uoi'kir.L: for the Ivnc'it of Canadian farm pro- i' s r.o mailer from what pan of the country they c :r. i1 Trey luve problems and production prolt- IfT.s in are competing often for (he 'r.io'.io or (or the same overseas mar- loo lioincl with Kni Christcnscn who kep; city lull staff lo drcp aroird and look .ii Ixo's new sliocs 1.. S, Turcpilro done nr.yihinc Inv.T.ise I li.ivon'l nry Lvnefi: from the in.iiier." lie n in'.eiTinv. W'llard mav. or of y.iid the mr.t- ler will I'.kely lv al Ihe I o ;i council's meeiinp Tliero eoald be ;i byolection in about two niontiu to (ill a v.i- the ovneri a busi- ness. si'ir Mayor Patterson said he re- fiifed to resipn, council (iefw.l- od the ;vt o I i o n callinc for his rvsinn.ition and M. Wanna- make lauched n court ?uii, Mr. to io in Miid the mnyor. Lasting Vietnam peace unlikely Br OP.F. KELLV Star-News WASHD-'GTON Penligor. officials are frariltly pessimis- tic that the peace list now seems to be "a-, hand Ln Viei- nam i-_i: prove to be a bread cr cne. They expect an ag-eernsn; Li near farare lha: -.rill for the return of all American prisoners of war arjd an accounting of those misrirjg in action, and a of .American military force? from Vietnam r.-thin 63 days follow- ing the sigrdr.n and a cease- fire. 3uf. despite Ihe cesse fire, they do no; expert the South Vietnamese and the North Viet- namese to siop fighting for long and they dp r.o; expert the con'es: for cor.rro.' of the south- ern of South Vierrjaa to end. HA1G SUMMONED At mcEnvhiie. Presi- den'. Nguyen TbJeu o: South Vietnam the Vietnam peace draft all day with, his chief aides, then summoned U S Ger.. Alex- ander M. Haig Jr. to the Presi- der.tial palace tonight. The Cana-dain goverLment make no c'.r-cision to par- tirpste in a cease fire super- force in Viet Nam until an agreemsEt has been signed hetiveei ''iz I'rJtfd Saias asd North Vietnam which this coun- try can examine External Af- fairs Minister chell Sharp toid the commons Tuesday. CPR to abandon southern lines CP Rail says it is still rJrig to abandon 375.4 nities of v hr. i; calls non-profitable rail- in Southern Albena. Tne oorrnsny ar-rlied for t h e be'ore :he Ctradian Transport sior. froze such applications in a CP Rail spokesman said Tuesday. "We expect the CTC to recon- sider our application in said Earl O'uon. CP Rail pub- lic relations c in Cn'gary He pointed out that when CTC froze the applications, it said hearings for abandon- ment applications would re- sume after Jar.. 1. Mr. Disc- ssid he wss cf the orjnr.sirion expressed by Magra'-h Chamber o; Com- nierce. one of ihs communities to be. affected should CP Rail's ar.pEcatira be atiproved in or after :S75. H? said the railways planned abandonment Ln Southern Al- berta are: to Maayberries. 157.5 miles. Kaley to Whiskey Gap. :i to Turin 35.5 r-riles. ElLn.-.ra to S'jfield. 147.1 to S.4 rr.iies. These r-iilways "e ammg a tctal of miles of rails-ays which CP RaU arid CN Rai: a'p- to abandon ihe Frii- rirs brfr.re rhc frecre in MAYOR PATTLltfOX Inside PS1---' lex p'cn renis for Foge 15 T-i is rnrocds A'ce-tc Pcce 35 c'icrc refuels en K- :e h'; Unfasten your fCJt if ycu I m fibou; to cr; of- ;