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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Prairie landscape This fooihills landscape west of Vulcan reflect a serenity not often ci Alberta prairies during January. Clecr sloes and o brilliant sun heralding worm Chinook breezes, have t h 11 quiet setting for rrcr- than a The fooihills' sunset adds to the streniry cf this vast Southern Alber- ta scope. The Uthbridgc Herald VOL. LXVI No. 32 HBR1DGE. ALBERTA. THURSDAY, JANUARY, 13. 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS TWO PAGEbr U.S. lifts lid on oil imports place to be1. the Dolmalion picks Ihe bes! seat fn the house to view the ''footprints" annual fashion show staged by the Brilish Footwear Manufacturers Federation. IVASHLN'GTOX (CP) Beset by scattered regional shortages, the I'niied States has virtually declared readiness to lake ail the oil Canada can supply east of the Hockies. West Coss! im- ports also were increased EUght'y. Criticizing V.S. refiners fcr conce-TLra'ins too much produc- tion on high-profit E35oline and too little on heatine fuel, the Xixon administration WedbeS' day announced a 51-per-cent in- crease in crude oil imports east of the Reeky Mountains. All restrictions elimi' nated on impairs of Xo. 2 heat- ing oil lor a four-inontii period ending April 30. The quota on imports of crude from Canada mil be increased by 93.000 barrels daily for all of Alberta issues Alberta MP tax ultimatum ivarm Wesi By PAVL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Western Canadians must vigorously guard themselves against a national ir.oosrrial strategy that wou.d their economic development for the next quarter of a cer.tury, warns Alberta MP Joe Clark. Mr. Clark 'PC Rocky Mountain'- suggei's that unless Western Canadians are very careful the indusirial strategy beag developed by the federal Lib- eral minority government may simply perpetrate the traditional role of Ontario and Quebec being tie in- dustrial centre of Canada and the West being the sup- plier of raw materials. "Unless there are wholesale changes being made in the government's Ihiiiking on matters such as a new industrial strategy and transportation policy we are going to find our future determined to our disadvant- age for the next 25 years." he says. Although Mr. Clark has only been a MP since Oct. roth when he defeated Liberal Parliamentary sec- retary Allen Sulatycky by an easy majority, the Al- berta journalist and po'jtical science graduate has had wif-? experience in politics. LOUGHEED Sl'PPORTEK He was an early supporter of .Alberta Premier Pe- ter Lougheed. standing as a candidate in Calgary in the 1967 provincial election. From late until 19TO he was executive- assistant to federal Conservative lead- er Robert Sianfield Mr. Clark is naturally suspicions of many policies sr.c. programs of the Eastern Canadian-dominated gov- emraent of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudcau, and he cautions against expecting loo much from Ihe proposed federal-provincial conference on Western economic opportunities. "1 think the conference idea is im- portant. It's a s'art. But there'll have to be a lot of pressure to ge; werthwhile results from Ottawa." Continues Mr. Clark: "I think il any good ideas come up at the conference which Mr. Trudeau thinks will help him in the West he'll adopt he will gauge ar.y against the real interests of the Liberal rany. It's jusi possible that Western interests ar.d Mr. Ttudeau's oun interests may coin- cide in a areas." Tne only ihiiif the West can really hope (or is a ativc victory nv a future federal election, sug- gests Mr. Clnr's. He's comiiircvl Ih.il Mr Slanficlrt. jvirily Hr'? from Ihr M.inlmio. lonl; ai'rrvs the rnijn try from forts' ,ind srr Ont chunccs htivr to iiisrtr in nalioiul policies to bring equity to all Ca- nadians no matter where they bve. The H-year-old politician, who first became active ivhtL-s at tlv ago of IS durinj the. first John Iliefenhakor in 1957. believes Ihnt the top bu- reaucrats in the federal public service liolpw! to de- tail Ihe CuiiMTiaiive I'lucflnin ,-iml lli.il Mr. Sinn- [icld lakes mcr r.tore will have to be some quilo nidical chance. OTTAWA iCP'i The federal government was confronted with an Albcna ulii'.ia'um to- day at the fi- nance conference. Don Gerty. Alberta minister cf Litereoverr. mental affairs. told reporters tint if the new- federal pro- posal does not include a trans- fer o: tax rover.ue to the prov- inces. .AJbena will not accept it. Tne proposal is expected to be made Friday by federal Health Minister Marc Lalonde. "We would refuse to discuss a h e a 1 1 h-cost-sharing program that does not include a transfer of tax points." Mr. Getty said. He said thai Alberta is close to the Quebec position, that the federal government should gei out of the shared-cos; program comp'.e-.ely. letting the prov- Sentry kills holdup man BELFAST lAPi A British sentry pilot and Hl'.ed a bank hold-up m-iii here Po'.ice said the dead man uas a mem- ber of the outlawed Irish Re- publican Army. The death brought the total slam more than three years of in Northern Ireland to 6f.ii. The IRA frequently holds up in ordor 10 replenish its v.ar chest. inces pay the whole bill and call th? rune. In return, the federal government would give the provinces a greater p'oportioo of the tax money it collects. MORE FOR PROVINCES The great growth in federal revenues indicates tha: thj fed- eral government can afford to give a greater share of ir.eome tax revenues to the provinces, he said. Mr. Getty ai'o said that Al- berta is not pushing for federal tax cuts or food price controls, as Manitoba Premier Ed Schre- yer advocated today at the con- ference. Better fiscal management, not controls on prices or wages, is the wav to fight inflation, he said. Ke declined to say what he wants in the coming new fed- eral but he it wiil "keep the economy fuelled." Seen and heard i About town alderman shoe Siore owner Cam B.irnes refusing a clerking job in Woodward's planned store ce- partmer: t.eonn Pratt asking for a diet buiterborn Roger Moore happily complaining that the meeting he organized was over-atiend- ed. as part of an over-all im- port increase of 915.000 barrels a day. This would bring the daily av- enge from Canada lo 675.000 barrels, virtually the maximum EdmoQion-to-Sarnia Inter- Its 2.000-mi'c beginning at Rcduaier. .Alia., and ending at Port Credit. Oat., is one of the longer in the Tee West Coast import quota was raised to 600. (KO barrels for 1P73 from 717. bar- Li 1972. WILL CONTINUE TIGHT Even so. Gen. George Lin- coln. director of President Nix- on's office or emergency pre- paredness, told reporters the oil supply situation will remain "tight1' ail winter. Alberta will not encounteJ any difficulties in meeting the new quota levels for oil im- ports to the United States. Mines and Minerals Minister Bill Dickie sail today. In Toronto. J. A. Cogan, sen- ior vice-president of Imperial Oil Co. of Edmonton, said the quota change "looks simpiy lite a housekeeping move while they Lhc U.S. determine their pol- icies." The InterproviDcial pipeline also carries about. 10.000 b a r- rels of other perrole'jm products which enter the U.S. without quota. L- addition to surp'.yir.g torario reimsries crude. Receatly. it has been pump- ing abDut TK'.OOO barrels of crude c'-'ily into the U.S. Lf the U.S. government had not virtu- ally removed the quota curb. shipmer.ts next summer would e had to be curtailed to bring impons from Canada back to the prescribed daily averase. SEE EXPLORATION RISE Tne Nixon move will help encourage increased oil exploration, particularly in northern Canada. Tne import quota system itself may be sub- jected to further changes and relaxation. Lincoin said or.e possible change r.u'gh; bo to auction off at'dltiona! import quotas in Urcer the" current system. importers are allocated shares of the general import quota by a depending on impons curing previous years. He suggested these allocations- may be maintained at the 1ST; quantities im- Job insurance laws tightened OTTAWA Minisier Robe- Andra; brought dorm Wednesday ;o cut off unemployment insurance benefits to those u-ho quit or are fired from their jobs. The legislation, given first reading in ;he Commons, also ail benefits from em- ployees who refuse to take a lob that is available when they are out of wort Mr. Andras said Ihe restric- tions save the government "in excess o: million an- nually" wipe ou: o: the major sources o; unemploy- ment-insurance abuse. In the past, he said, any per- sca stopped work volun- tarily or ES fired co'jld quslL'y for benefits with only a three- Meek waiung period. Kissinger heads back to Paris exans He sr.id that because of high profits, refberies tend- to concentrate on that prod- uct. "We've been on a production bir.gc all summer." he sain. Prcc'-uctior. of o1'! for healing had lagged. The switch to heating oil had come damn KEY BISCAYSZ. Fla. (API The Florida While House and Han-oi ioiiEJy aanouDced today that top-level Vietnam peace u-.iks Li Paris will be resumed Tuesday lie purpose o; comple'jrig the lex: of an airree- that he was language approved by the United States and _i Vietnam. While House Lougheed xplai tax plan EDMONTON Spsciali-The tax relief announced Tuesday is being financed en- tirely out of additional oil rev- enues; and is not dependent upon natural sas revea'jes. Premier Peter Lougheed said Thursday morning in com- menting on a L e t h bridge Herald editorial Wednesday, Production of Crown owned oil had been subject to a 16 :-3 per cent royalty. Las: year the government increased the re- turn to !l per cer.i by Lhe industry the choice rf eith- er paying up voluntari'y or having en tax imposed. That increased royalty Aviil brjig in another 570 "liilion a year based on previous prices and volumes. With both prices ar.d going up. the re- turn may Iv Sld.i mi'.lion. This is the money that is to reduce the tax burden on property. Mr. Lous- hoed told The Herald. presis secret ary Ronald Zicgler said: "Dr. Henry Kissinger sill re- sume private negotiations with special adviser Le Due Too and minister Xuan Thuy 03 Jan. 23, 1ST3, for the purpose c com- p'ering the texi of an agree- ment'' Ziegler indicated Kissinger, President Nixon's special ea- vcy, would leave Mcnday for Paris and said he c-odd no: predict how long the envoy migh: remain there. .Asked this would be the fi-iai meeting of Kissinger and the North Vietnamese. Ziegler said: ''The anno'jrice- will have to speak for it- self." WON'T SPECULATE Ziegier said the United States would have, no comment on the negotiations "until a final agreement is reached." At another he said: "We are iji ending iln's war as soon as possible and ending it through negotiations." At Saigon meanwhile govern- ment sources said a ceasefire wil be signed within the next two weeks. On the war front United planes flew more than 4iV strikes across South Viet- nam Wedriesdav anc tc-a.iv. No-, i' lie legislatior, Is aT> proved by Parliament, they will be unable to quaufy for pay- ments scam until they hsve sorted a minimum of eiEhi --eels. EXCEPTIONS >LADE Appeal procedures v.iil bs s-Et bow-ever, to exclude employ- ees who leave work or refuse another job "with jus; he said. The intention is not to deprive anyone of benefits rightfully de- served ba: to crack down on abuse. "We want to be datnn sure there is no rip-off.' Mr. Andras said the legisla- changes is probaby not as tough as many might have ex- pected. "Ira very nervous about over reacting in this siniauor.'' he said. .Although abuses mus; be eliminated, nothing should be done to make it harder for those, insurance is des- igned to beiejii. No change is made in the rate structure for benefit payments. or qualifying time periods. Mr. Andras also introduced a seccid bill Wednesday which, in effect, removes the ceib'ng on government contributions lo the unemployment insurance rune. The ceiling was set by legisla- tion at SSOO million for 1972 and. with unemploymeni running high, the government has found itself in the awkward situation of haling to spend more than technically authorized by the law. FUND LIMITED The unemployment insurance fund is geared to pay for itself from employer-employee contri- butions with an unemployment rate of up to four per ceaL Be- yond that the government picks up the tab. The rate, seasonally adjusted, stood at 6.5 per cent in Decem- ber. To cover additional costs, the passec rsu war- rants to spend a total of MM million between the time the House was dissolved for the election last fall and the new Parliamenf opened Jan. Mr. .Andras admrjed that the government has been embar- rassed by the situation which has drawn criticism from oppo- sition MPs. rotarlv Con- servative House Leader Gerald Baldwin. Farmers encouraged to diversify -I.TI nio focicr.il and Alboria lo mil- lion n Ihrvo on procranis dr-vino-l o-.u-nin1 ncr fnnn in ttic The an? in- tnyinccd icidor lorms of the ricuHural and Rvirnl mont Act, vilh Itv province ro- s-ponsililo for imnlenieni.it ion vliilo llh1 In- (uiinlly two levels of povernment. or all of UK- prop-aiiw iv.ay he cxtiuiderf beyond 1S75 i ho of additional of S5.9 million. and IVn fiN-ii-ral f.linislpr nf Mid in .1 f.M'O 1'Kli VAHM 1'rhier wator sup- ply sro.CT.tni, incentive pranlj; lip lo a maximum of SoW yor farm bi' nv.iil.iKe to facilitate in'o hy assisting m dovi'lon- Jiu-nt ol .'arm walcr services KiRlH animal clinics will ho conflj-ucted lo prmido iniprov- pd veierinan" and con> numiiy seminars u-.ll be held "n inforni rural people alxiul fao'.ors for (akin.; riare in and wii! N" in u'borc farm aro A market research propram will support research to develop market opportunities lor pnxlur.s. Pr, Homer said his depart- mi'iil will )iave lo- olbor iiu-.ial such as environment and lands and forcMs will lw ini-olvoil in Uic re idusi pro- "ine new pro.cr.ims arc dn- iM'o HrM incliuk> fAnns snd vanohiv. mainly through the of Iho livestock ui- dnstry. sooor.d action to iitipiwe land capaiv.lity Uirough of burned rvmvn lands Iho o: lan.i for citin to uses suoh as wildlife habilfll. recrp.Hion nnd landers Bridge g 1 2 low (enicM high ;