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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetHbrldae Herald VOL. LXyil - 31 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY. JANUARY 18. 1974 24 Pages, 10 Cents Now push for    . . , Syrian piillback Egypt, Israel sign historic pact New licence sticker An Alberta highways department employee displays the stickers that will be used on 1974 automobile licences and will be place on 1973 plates. The province decided licence plates this year. not to make new auto Lougheed, Trudeau converse \ but ^no agreements reached' Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA - Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Peter Lou^heeil held a oo-minute meeting, Thursday as a prolo|ue to the first ministers' conference on Livestock reiceipts best ever Total receipts at the Lethbridge Public Stockyards and the Lethbridge meat packing plants reached a record high of $172,625,000 in 1973. a one-third increase from 1972. George Chessor. livestock inspector for the Canada department of agriculture, said today. Record high prices for all classes of livestock throughout Canada contributed to the record value of livestock handled by the major and minor meat packing industries in Lethbridge. While the number of cattle marketed through the stockyards decreased by 2.618 animals, in 1973. compared with 1972,^ the number of calves sold Increased by 8.929 in the same period. There were 8,409 more cattle slaughtered at Lethbridge plants this year compared with 1972. This helped boost the total kill in Lethbridge to 30.9 per cent of the provincial total and to 12.1 of the Canadian kill. Imports of United States cattle to Lethbridge packing plants accounted for only 2.3 per cent of the total number of animals slaughtered. Receipts of hogs at the stockyfirds increased by 5.5 per cent. This represented 5,-484 more pigs in 1973 than 1972. energy next week. Neither the Prime Minister's office nor Mi;. Lougheed would provide any information on the session which was unanounced. "No agreements hiave been reached," Mr. Lougheed told reporters as he left the, meeting at 4 p.m. with his Interprovincial Affairs Minister Don Getty. Turning aside a barrage of questions Mr. Lougheed wuld say only that the meeting had been held at Mr. Trudeau's request. Energy Minister Donald Macdonald also attended the meeting.' "We had an agreement that what we discussed would be just between us, and no agreements were reached," Mr. Lougheed said. He said he will present Alberta's case fully when first ministers meet next Tuesday and Wednesday. Mr. Getty also refused to disclose what had been discussed but commented "we have the support of Albertans, generally.'' Mr. Lougheed flew to Ottawa late Wednesday and may not return to Edmonton until after the conference. There was speculation that he might meet with other premiers before the conference to explain Alberta's position. Some observers inter-pretted his brusque departure from the meeting as a sure sign that the Alberta-Ottawa impasse on energy issues has not been resolved. The key questions to be discussed at the conference, are the federal export tax on crude oil and future pricing plans for oil in Canada: Everyone appears to be agreed that there should be equalization of oil prices across Canada so that the consumer in Halifax or Montreal pays the same price as the consumer in Edmonton, plus transmission charges. There have even been suggestions that the federal goyernment. and perhaps aoiiie of the, Atlantic province, ,wiU .s^ek a single price-withtMit consideration for transmission costs. The sharp diff(erence in opinion arises over what tliat price will be-and if it is to be lower thin the world price, who will pay the difference. Dino Martin charged WASHINGTON (AP) -Dino Mai^tin. 22-year-old son of actor-singer Dean Martin, has been irrested and charged with illegal possession of firearms, federal officials said today. A spokesman for the alcohol, tobacco and firearms ^ bureau of the treasury depart-ment said Martin was arrested Thursday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. Martin was scheduled for arraignment later today in Los Angeles, the bureau spokesman said. The spokesman said five machine-guns, a .20-millimetre cannon and a supply of ammunition were confiscated at Martin's house. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Egypt and Israel signed military disengagement documents today, ana United State Secretary Henry Kissinger will fly to Damascus Sunday for talks on a separation of Syrian and Israeli forces, a U.S. official said. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat will also fly to Damascus for talks with the Syrians Saturday on disengagement of the Syrian and Israeli armies in the Golan Heights, the officials said. "We wiU start the talks with Accord may pain Syrians By WILLIAM L. RYAN Special Correspondent Egypt's troop disengagement accord with Israel seems likely to lead to new uneasiness in the Arab East, posing a possibility of new political turmoil and instability. As usual, Syria is at the core of the matter. Its regimes have shown great talent for demonstrating the fragility or Arab alliances. U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger's diplomacy has produced what the Syrian regime of President Hafez Assad warned Egypt to avoid. If there was to be disengagement, Damascus said, it should be simultaneous, op both Syrian and Egyptian fronts.'Was Egypt no^ thinking of Eigypt first and foremost? At the least, it would seem the Egyptians have trod upon sensitive Syrian corns. Egypt may have looked upon the initial Suez pullback as a step to wider accords, but Syria has been saying the two Arab allies planned the war together and thus were obliged to plan any disengagement together. Syria insisted on the letter of the 1967 United Nations resolution on Israeli withdrawal from conquered territory. mm mm _l$�Af U Nf 10 rfMAIN IZ]�M.r,, the Syrians with the same dedication and goodwUl" that was shown in Egypt, Kissinger said in Aswan, Egypt. Egypt announced that Syrian President Hafez Assad already has authorized Sadat to begin talks with Kissinger ' on Syria's behalf. E^t and Syria' were the main combatants against Israel' in last October's Arab-Israeli war. Syria retook and then lost part of the Syrian Golan Heights captured by Israel in the 1967 war, and in addition lost new territory to the Israeli army, Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban told reporters his government is ready for a disengagement agreement with Syria. "The ball is in their court," he said. Israel has insisted it will not negotiate with Syria until the Syrians furnish a list of the Israeli prisoners of war they are holding and allow the International Red Cross to visit them. Israeli Premier Golda Meir signed a copy of an Egyptian-Israeli agreement in Jerusalem, while Sadkt signed anottaor at Aswan. Egyptian and Israeli chiefs of staff signed disengagement documents at a desert tent between their forces on the west side of the Suez canal. Cairo agreed to cut its forces east of the Suez canal to 7.000 troops and 30 tanks and to withdraw all antiaircraft missiles to a point seven miles west of the waterway. The disengagement is known to call for Israel to withdraw from the west bank of the canal and to pull its army back 18 to 30 mites frofn the east bank to the Gidi and MitlA passes in the Sinai peninsula captured by Israel in the 1967 war. The semi-official Cairo newspaper Al Ahram, said Israel will withdraw "within 40 days." The Egyptian-Israeli disengagement agreement may open the way for negotiations on finding solutions to the causes of three Arab-Israeli wars in a quarter of a century. The two countries will get their chance Jan. 24 when the Mideast peace talks resume in Geneva. The talks started last December but faltered because of old territorial disputes .and claims of war atrocities. Reverses NEW DELHI (AP) -Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's ruling Congress party has suffered its worst election setbacks in recent years. Behind the reverses is a growing economic discontent in India. The Congress party lost four byelections this iweek in Maharashtra state-two for Parliament and two for the local legislature. Position change These maps show pre-agreement and pullback positions of principals in the signing by Egypt and Israel of military disengagement documents Friday. SMn and heard About town Separate School Board Trustee Paul Matisz and MLA for Lethbridge West. Dick Gruenwald, comparing notes on their granddaughter . . . Bill Kergan collecting from two "suckers" who bet against the Miami Dolphins. Inside Railways bid for more revenue Classified....... 20-23 Comics............18 Comment.......... 4 District............15 Family........ 16. 17 Local News .... 13, 14 Markets...........19 Sports......... 10, 11 Theatres........... 5 Travel............. 9 TV............5, 7, 8 Weather........... 3 At Home .......... 6 LOW TONIGHT 25, HIGH SAT. 40; 7 bet when Kissinger marries, MAINLY SUNNY, ha takes Ms wife with him.' MILD ------------------,.....,,,. iW.M^K, By GERRY FLAHERTY MONTREAL (CP) - Canada's railways want immediate meetings with federal officials to see what can be done about current "restrictive government policies in pricing railway transportation," Ian D. Sinclair, chairman and chief executive officer of Canadian Pacific Ltd., said Thursday. In a statement issued 24-hours after Mr. Justice Enunett Hall announced improved wage benefits-for 93,-000 railway workers, Mr. Sinclair said "the crisis that the Hall award has brought about in the maintenance of efficient and effective railway transportation in Canada is real." He said the award, coupled with pay increases enacted by Parliament Sept. 1, is the largest labor cost increase ever faced by the railways, and they will need more than $250 million of additional revenue in 1974 to offset it. In a separate statement issued Thursday, Norman J. MacMillan, chairman and president of Canadian National, said Mr. Justice Hall's award is "generous and costly," and will add $59.2 million to the cost of the two-year labor contract now in force at CN. He said the total settlement. made up of Parliament's legislated award plus the Hall arbitration, will cost CN more than $255 million over two years. The contract runs from Jan. 1, 1973 to Dec. 31. 1974. Mr. Justice Hall's award provided the railway workers with wage increases substantially above minimums set by Parliament last summer. GET BACK PAY Each worker will receive 15 cents hourly in retroactive pay for 1973. or about $312 for 40-hour-a-week employees. This amount is above a 34 cent hourly 1973 wage raise set by Parliament for 56,000 non-operating workers. following their summer-time national rail strike ended by the government, and above 8V4 per cent raises given to other employees. The arbitration award, prepared by Emmett Hall, retired Supreme Court of Canada justice, also gives the workers a 1974 bay increase ot nine per cent. Parliament had awarded increases of 6.5 per cent effective J^n. 1, and 1.5 per cent on July 1. Average hourly pay to the non-ops, who include laborers, porters, clerks, truckers and telegraph operators, will rise to $4.39 retroactive to Jan. 1, compared with $3.54 hourly two years ago. 4 Mrs. Pauline McGibbon Ontario appoints its first woman lieutenant-governor TORONTO (CP)-When the rumor went out this week that the federal government would appoint a woman as Ontario's new lieutenant-governor, Pauline McGibbon began to speculate along with the rest of the province about who it would be. "Friends said to me, 'How about you. Pauline?' but I said I didn't have a chance in the world," said the 63-year-old chancellor of the University of Toronto, appointed Thursday as Ontario's first woman; lieutenant-governor. ''I didn't know who it would be until Mr. Trudeau called nie lastnight," A^s. McGibbon said in an interview Thursday. "Actually, I wondered whether it (the hint of a woman's appointment) was just a kite being flown. The government could say it tried to find a suitable woman but it couldn't and then appoint a man." "But I am being unjust. ... Ontario has done a great deal to appoint women to posts," Mrs. McGibbon, who w. bom in Samia, Ont., will succeed W. Ross Macdonald, 81, Ontario's present lieutenant-governor, in a cereinony in March. A member of the board of governors of the National Theatre School, the Irish Arts Theatre in Toronto, president of the Dominion Drama Festival from 1957 to 1959 and an adviser to the Ontario Youth Theatre, Mrs. McGibbon said her theatrical bent will aid her in her new career. "If you're a lover of theatre, the pageantry (of the lieutenant-governor's post) has an appeal." She said she "definitely" hesitated when she received the telephone call from Prime Minister Trudeau Wednesday night. "If you're a married woman, you must sit down and discuss it with your husband-there must be co-operation." said the wife of Donald McGibbon. treasurer of Imperial Oil Ltd. 'They have ho children. As first woman chancellor, at the University of Toronto, first woman president of the university's aluinni association and first woman member of the 75-year-old Canadian Oub. Mrs. McGibbon admits she has had training at being the first-"but it always frightens me." She also is the first woman in Canadian history to be appointed lieutenant-governor of a province. . Mrs. McGibbon graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in history in 1933 from the University of Toronto and has received two honorary doctorates. In 1967. she was given a doctor of laws degree at the University of Alberta and in 1972. a doctorate of the university at the University of Ottawa. She was also a member of the University of Toronto senate for nine years. Mrs. McGibbon's post as chancellor is unpaid biit as lieutenant-governor she will receive a salary of $55,000 and have a suite at Queen's Park. Socreds must confirm Schmidt^ s leadership CALGARY (CP) -Delegates to the 39th annual convention of the Alberta Social Credit League will be asked, through a series of resolutions, whether they want Werner Schmidt to continue as party leader. The item "confirmation of leader" is scheduled for Saturday, the last day of the three-day convention, attended by 200 delegates. The results will either dismiss or confirm reports that Mr. Schmidt did not have the support of a large portion of the party. Mr. Schmidt does not hold a seat in the legislature. He lost to Progressive Conservative Stewart McCrae in the Calgary Foothills by-election last summer and also ran unsuccessfully in Eklmonton in 1971. Mr, Schmidt was to deliver the keynote address today in which, he said Thursday, he will outline the party's plans for 1974. House Leader Bob Clark said the convention must try to make the Social Credit party a real alternative to the Conservatives, who unseated the Social Credit government in 1971. Besides Mr. Schmidt and Mr. Clark, other speakers include Martin Hattersley, president of the Social Credit Party of Canada, and MLA Ray Speaker. Mr. Speaker's topic will be: "Where to From Here?" Thursday afternoon, Agnes Kripps, former Social Credit MLA for Vancouver South and President of the B.C. Social Credit Women's League, said the Social Credit Women's Auxiliary should help reorganize and revitalize the party. Admiral says he received documents WASHINGTON (AP) - Admiral Thomas Moorer, chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledged today receiving some illicitly-obtained documents from Henry Kissinger's National Security Council office. But the admiral said he never closed off the irregular channel of information because everything he received was duplicated through normal contacts with the White House. ;