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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, January 17, 1*74 - THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD -3 Canada gouging United States says senator PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Senator Richard Schweiker (Rep. Pa.) says the Canadian oil export tax may alter United States-Canada relations. "This energy crisis really shows us who our friends are... we have had a good relationship with Canada, they have been a close neighbor and friend, but to gouge us at this time, I think, is un-American, and I think that the Canadians should take a second look at that." Schweiker said. He continued: "I would expect it from some of the countries in the Middle East. I would not expect it from our Canadian neighbor and I think that they are making a tragic mistake because two can play at that game. "There are many things that we can do to them, not that we want to. But by the saqie token if they are going to gouge us to measure with the Arab countries on oil just because it is advantageous to them, I think we ought to look at the auto parts agreement, the auto manufacturing agreement that we favorably have given to their country in terms of letting them ship in cheap auto parts for our assembly line with no concern about who makes them and the labor involved. I think we should look at the whole thing if our Canadian cousins are going to do that." Gangster knew whereabouts of Laporte GENERAL FARM Pr�Mntt Th� Weather SUNRISE FRIDAY 8:20 SUNSET S:M H L Pre Uthbridge...... 48 23 .. Pincher Creek .. 47 35 .. Medicine Hat ... 45 17 .. Edmonton ...... -8-11 .03 Grande Prairie . -11 -21 .02 Banff........... 40 32 .38 Calgary......... 45-8 Victoria ........ 51 36 .26 PenUcton........ 50 37 .. Prince George .. -5 -19 .18 Kamloops....... 54 37 .08 Vancouver...... 52 40 .16 Saskatoon....... 7 -9 .08 Regina ......... 8 2 Winnipeg ....... 8 5 .02 Toronto......... 38 10 .01 Ottawa......... 5 -7 .08 Montreal ...... 5 -16 .13 St. John's....... 21 2 .02 HaUfax......... 22 -9 .02 Charlottetown .. 5 -14 Fredericton..... 2-15 .01 Chicago ........ 47 34 .. New York...... 4r 30 .. Miami.......... 78 65 Los Angeles .... 69 56 .18 Us Vegas...... 58 44 .. Phoenix........ 78 48 Honolulu ....____81 75 Athens ......... 46 34 .. Rome .......... 57 43 London......... 48 41 .. Berlin.......... 45 37 .. Amsterdam..... 46 41 Moscow ........ 7 14 Stockholm...... 37 34 ..- FORECAST: Lethbridge. Medicine Hat -Today, mostly cloudy, winds southwest and gusty becoming NIO later this morning, temperature near 40 this morning falUng to 10 above by this afternoon. Low near zero. Friday, cloudy, highs near 15 above. Calgary - Mainly cloudy with fog patches this morning, temperatures falling to five above this afternoon. Low near 10 below. Friday, mainly cloudy, hi|^s near five above. Banff - Today, cloudy, temperature steady near 35. Low near 20. Friday, cloudy, highs near 30. Coronation, Red Deer - Today, mainly cloudy, highs between five below and zero. Lows 15-20 below. Friday, sunny periods, highs near zero. Edmonton - Today, mostly clear, highs between five below and zero. Lows 15-20 below. Friday, a few clouds, high near zero. Columbia, Kootenay - Sunny with a few cloudy periods today. Friday, clouding over followed by periods of rain by evening. Highs today in the high 40s. Lows tonight, 25 to 30. Highs Friday, in the low 40s. MONTANA East of Continental Divide - Widely scattered rain or snow showers today. Fair to partly cloudy tonight and Friday. Gusty west winds with cooler temperatures today. Highs today mostly 40s. Lows tonight 15 to 25. Highs Friday 35 to 45. West of Continental Divide - Few showers today. Fair to partly cloudy tonight and Friday. Cooler with gusty winds at times today. Highs both days 35 to 45. Lows tonight 10 to 20. Edward's Rod Weeder and Heavy Duty Cultivator ORDER NOW AND BE READY FOR SPRING WORK. BUY EARLY AND SAVE! GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway, Box 1202 Phon* 328-1141 AMA ROAD REPORT as of 8 a.m. Jan. 17. Highway 3, east, Lethbridge to Medicine Hat, generally bare with occasional slippery sections. Highway 3, west, Lethbridge to the B.C. boundary is bare and dry with icy sections through the CrowsnesC Pass. Highway 4, Lethbridge to Coutts and Highway 5. Lethbridge to Cardston, both bare and dry with occasional . slippery sections. Highway 6, Pincher Creek to Waterton, generally bare and dry with sections of glare ice. Highway 2, north. Lethbridge to Calgary and Edmonton, mainly bare with slippery sections, some drifting around Edmonton. Highway 2, south, MONTREAL (CP) - Rene Gagnon, executive assistant to Pierre Laporte until Mr. Laporte's death in 1970, testified Wednesday Frank d'Asti told him a few hours before Mr. Laporte's body was found that he knew where the minister was and "we can help." Mr. Laporte, Quebec labor minister at the time, was kidnapped Oct. 10,1970 by terror- Lethbridge to Carway, generally bare and dry with occasional slippery sections. Highway 23, via Vulcan, mostly bare with some very icy sections. Highway 36. Taber to Brooks, bare and dry. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, east to Medicine Hat and Swift Current, mostly bare with occasional slippery sections of glare ice. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway. West. Calgary to Banff has a light covering of loose snow, some sanding on slippery areas. Banff to Golden, extremely dangerous for ten miles east of Golden with some slides and fallen rock. Possibility of closure later today. Golden to Revelstoke is closed. Banff-Jasper and Banff-Radium highways both closed. ists and his body was found in the trunk of a car about midnight, Oct. 17, 1970. Mr. Gagnon, a political -scientist, told the Quebec Police Conimission inquiry into organized crime he met that night with d'AsU and Jean-Jacques Cote, then a Liberal party organizer. D'Asti has been described in earlier testimony as a Montreal underworld leader. Mr. Gagnon said d'Asti told him and Mr. Cote: "We know where he (Laporte) is and we can help."' Mr. Gagnon also said Mr. Cote had mentioned before the meeting that "it seemed d'Asti had information on the whereabouts of Pierre." Mr. Cote, a tavern owner, has been giving testimony to the inquiry and was to continue Tuesday but his appearance was postponed to Feb. 6 for health reasons. Mr. Gagnon said he and Mr. Cote did not learn until later that Mr. Laport's body had been found. "Maybe he (d'Asti) had been trying to reach us before and was unable to," Mr, Gagnon said. RECALLS OFFER Earlier, Mr. Gagnon said d'Asti expressed a desire in February, 1971, to provide financial help to Mr. Laporte's widow. Mr. Gagnon said he knew' there were many debts following Mr. Laporte's campaign for the Liberal party leadership in 1969. Mrs. Laporte's financial situation after her husband's death was "pressing and I wanted to help her any way I could." He said d'Asti offered the help if Mrs. Laporte would intervene with Justice Minister Jerome Choquette in favor of the Victoria Sporting Club-"which was being harassed by police." He said he did not know at the time of d'Asti's alleged underworld connections. D'Asti had been presented to him as manager of the Victoria Sporting Club. Pipeline link plan ^satisfactory^ By THE CANADIAN PRESS Provincial leaders and industry spokesmen were generally happy Wednesday with news that the crude oil pipeline will be extended to Montreal from Samia, Ont. But there were some reservations. Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield and David Lewis, leader of the New Democratic Party, welcomed the decision but both said it should have been made sooner. A spokesman for Premier Richard Hatfield of New Brunswick said his province also wants the line extended to the Atlantic Coast as soon as possible. "We really want to get on with that," said Lowell Murray, an aide to the premier. In Quebec, a spokesman for Natural Resources Minister Gilles Masse said the Quebec government is "not disappointed" with the Ottawa . decision. ONLY FIRST STEP He said, however, that a larger, all-Canadian route directly to Montreal from the West would have made more sense because the extended route is little more than a first step in meeting the East's oil requirements. "For Quebec, the big question still is whether the price of Al^rta oil will be acceptable and this will have to be discussed in the next few weeks," the spokesman said. In Toronto, president David Waldon of Interprovincial Pipe Line Ltd., which will construct and operate the line, outlined possible cost. Cost of the extension, scheduled for completion by the end of 1975, he said, will be between $120 million and $150 million. He said easements will have to be negotiated with some landowners along the route and "this will take months to acquire." An application to the National Energy Board could be filed by mid-March and in the meantime pipe has been ordered and preliminary work is in progress. He saw perhaps still more work on the line in the future. EXPANSION NEEDED Depending on volumes of crude intended for the Montreal market, Mr. Waldon said, Interprovincial will have to expand its existing system between Edmonton and Sar-nia. That cost could go to $300 million. He said the Sarnia-Montreal extension, when fully powered by 10 pumping stations, will be able to deliver 600,000 barrels of crude a day to the Montreal market. Initially, however, only five stations will be installed ^nd capacity will be 350,000 barrels daily. Mr. Stanfield said the pipeline should extend to the Atlantic so the needs of the Atlantic provinces can be met. Meanwhile, the extension would do nothing to solve the pricing problem-"the grave difficulties caused by a disparity of several dollars a barrel" between domestic and imported oil. Even with the pipeline, Montreal will depend on offshore suppliers for more than half its requirements. Mr. Lewis called for a one-price domestic oil policy as soon as possible. "We ought not to delay setting one oil price for all Canadians," he said. "It ought to be below the international price; considerably below, in my view." In St. John's, Energy Minister Leo Barry of Newfoundland said the prc^osed extension would give Eastern Canada greater security in obtaining oil supplies. Hans Maciej, general manager of the Canadian Petroleum Association, said in Calgary that the extension will have no effect on oil exploration and production in the West. He said it would simply mean that oil that otherwise might have been exported would be transmitted to Eastern Canada. Last'tninute grooming While Baron Maurizio de Strobel, Italian ambassador to Canada, exchanges greetings with Gov.-Gen. Jules Leger and Mrs. Leger, his wife attends to some last-minute grooming details and plucks a bit of lint from his suit coat. Quebec political leader bows out QUEBEC (CP) Gabriel Loubier, leader of the Union Nationale party which was wiped out electorally in Quebec's Oct. 29 general election, has decided to retire from active politics, he said Wednesday. Mr. Loubier, who led the party as official Opposition leader during the last legislature, made the announcement in an interview broadcast on the French-language TVA television network. Mr. Loubier, just returned from a month-long rest and vacation in Florida, says he favors having a leadership convention of the party this year and will meet with the party executive in a few weeks to discuss the issue. Mr. Loubier, 41, took over the party leadership in 1971 in a close race in which he edged out Marcel Masse, who later left the party and now plans to run as a Progressive-Conservative in the next federal election. LOST EVERY SEAT Mr: Loubier led the official Opposition party for the next two years, but saw it go down to defeat in every riding in the provincial election last October. It had won 17 seats under the leadership of Jean-Jacques Bertrand in the April, 1970, general election in which the Quebec Liberals took >ower from the Union Rationale. In the interview Wednesday, Mr. Loubier said he takes complete responsibility for the party's defeat last fall. The Union Nationale, which had ruled Quebec for most of the last 35 years, saw its share of the popular vote reduced to five per cent. Mr. Loubier said his decision to resign as leader was based on personal considerations. He now will devote himself to managing the family-owned scrapmetal business and is considering a return to practising law. Canada first to pay full assessment UNITED NATIONS (CP) -Canada is the first of all the 135 member countries to pay its full assessment for the 1974 UN regular budget, a UN spokesman said Wednesday. The Canadian assessment, amounting to $7.1 million of the $264.3 million that the 1973 general assembly assessed against all members, was paid Tuesday. In addition, the spokesman said, Canada has contributed the full $954,000 it was assessed towards the $30-million cost of running the UN emergency force in the Middle East for the current six months. Dean of law quits post SASKATOON (CP) - Roger Carter, dean of law at the University of Saskatchewan since 1969, has resigned to assist in establishing the province's new legal aid plan. He will take a year's leave of absence from the university, effective July 1, and following the year will return to the university as a law professor. Edmonton Ports of entry: Times in Mountain Standard Time iAlberta), opening and closing times: Carway 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Chief Mountain closed; Coutts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts7 a.m. until 11 p.m.; Wild Horse 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Logan Pass. (Canada Cuitomi hours moved one hour earlier Jan. 6 when Montana went on daylight time.) Chicago^ Coast-to-coast pipeline Energy Minister Donald Macdonald announced plans in Ottawa for an all Canadian coast-to-coast pipeline by 1980. For generations the Russians made a vodka from potato spirits. Now, we introduce to Canada a vodka which is a delicate blend of fine grain and potato spirits. ROSTOV VODKA ;