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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 LETHBRIDGE HERAID Friday, January 19, Sale of po-wer plant Ir. the sale o: me city's power pisrii to I'nlgtiry Fewer or any- one else, the only unrcin-wi matters are ihe price and the of ser- vice The is row buyinC peak-load power and is tied in with Calgary Power's province v-.icie network. Therei'ore me hazards e: operating j, 'o-e p'.ar.; are elLmln- Tic :ce is no; l.keiy to be iviter or if the p'aii: is sold. As to r-rice. the si'.thine'ic must be '.vorke.-l ai; in several ways. To be are such matters The rr.ce received for ;he plant, money would earn. The cost of repiacin; the plant when it begins to wear revenue earned by ihe plant, which sees inio ihe treasury and subsidizes the taxpayers. The change, if any. in price to the Leinbridge consumer. Competing demands for city money, especially in areas where pri- viue capital cannot or will not come in. If the people of Lethbridge would be better off in both the shore and the long run, by the sale of the plant, there is really no good reason for it no; to be sold. If they would be worse off. they have every right to expect mat city council will not sell the Pol.iical dogma really ha? no bear- on the issue. Normally ihe hazards oi "social- ism" might be discussed, bur ihe city now owns me plant so no new hazard is involved. Besides, municipal or provincial ownership of power-gen- erating facilities is now aune fashion- able in capitalist society. At the same time public ownership should no; be undenaken or perpetu- Eied if it dees not provide some benefit to the peoo'.e. That benefit, in this case, sho'.ild be re-established. Diplomatic footsie Rumor has it ;vat the Greek gov- has bee.i ti-lsyir.s backrccra wuh the NIM n admimsirarion to the mutual benefit of both. The reports indicate Liat the colonels will renounce American military grant aid. said to be about S15 million per in order to hush critical Congressional voices. The regime, in other words, will help remove the White House from a very uncom- fortable hook. Congressmen, highly critical of U.S. support of the Greek military IT dictators, may now lose at isas; one of their talkins points in needling the the moral issue involved. 1: true, this ciplomatic-pcliiical de- tente is one of the neatest in inter- governmental understandings in re- cent years. It's also a boost to Greek national pride and a sign that its eco- nomy is en the upswing. Yet ;'r.e inescapable conclusion be that the resume has been supported by the that the economic efficiency is no se.'.in; point to those who view ism in government '.rith re- vuls'lrr., in oi Icr.g- stanolir.: democratic Revolutionaiy i-eversaI A black man running for office in the United States is no longer excep- tional. A black man seeking the of- fice of mayor in Oakland California where 40 per cent; of the registered voters are blacks could even be ex- pected. But when the blaci man is Bobby Seaie some attention from out- side is warranted. Bobby Seale has ur.til recently been the recipient of a lot ef adverse pub- licity as a black power militant. He was co-founder iwitn Huey Xewton) of the Black Panther party. His trial for murder in Xew Haven. Connecti- cut, ended in a hung jury in May. 1971. In the r.oicrieus Chicazo con- spiracy tnal he received a frur-year ser.ter.ce for contempt of L-JLIH. But Bobby Seale has turned his back on all that. The clenched salute has been replaced by a hand- shake. A conservative suit has taken ever front the black leather jacket. And the four-letter c-'bursts have even '.V5.V to calm oi civic issues. This apoears to be instance of conversion a.vay cropping cut the sys'em or se-jkinj to ces- trcy tt Tha: change has been taking nlace in the lives of ethers as well, h is to be hoped that total acquie- scence in the system does not follow because the things that caused the despair and the desperation still exist ana cry for alteration and el_mina- tion I: Seal? v.rns the April 17 elect.en lie inter.ds to be progressive. At present his election is dub.cus. He has a hard job ahead in convincing the voters that this new irnase :S real Escalating heels VANCOUVER Help. Am trapped in elevator. Elevator shoes, actually. When I bought them I forgot to ask the clerk about the emergency button. I don't buy shoes often. A pair lasts me eight or "in- years because I work at home where my feet are housed in slippers. The slippers are of the moccasin type, with The moccasins have no heel to see-as My feet form a perfect right angle to my ankles, and I rr.ay be stood in a comer vrlthou: fear of toppling over. Hence siocx. in the shc-e rleparirr.e-t, when the clerk brought me a pair of loafers with a stacked heel. I said to him: "You have been misled by this lithe, spring-steel body. I am nor. Jose Greco." "It's what men are wearing murmur- ed the clerk, easing my right foot into a sr.ce. on it." I stood up. and it was like 'ifting off from Cape Kerne-fly. My left touch the grcurd ail. I pea'.e'rc.i ar-r.r.d the launch pad. A veil jr.cp- per pressed a ir.t.f xou'd tr.- them or interrupted the A as it r.trr.erj out. a.s I ah-le :.o aitittudo wl.hout sice-ilippuig the ga- lObhea CiijiiV. I could look the clerk straight Ln the eye, at least till he stood up. I experienced '.he guilty thrill of standing tali in the sacYl'.e shoes. High Xoon, maybe higher on a thick rug. are you pitched forward like asked the clerk. "That's how I'm built." I wanted to add "stranger." but I had foolishly entered tha shoe department withoui my gunbeit. reckon I'll take them.'' I have worn high-heeled loafers sev- eral times now, and can report that they bring me much closer to women, mostly because I tend to teeter into their besoms. Tr.e main prc'.'lem Is tliat vihen I take the have t'-e r.eecec to quickly to slrvcl- from a he.ght of almost six feet Lately I have become aware of i. graver peril, one that affects practicing heels of ail ages. The fashion is that women's heels continue to climb into sprir-.g. Women have seen men's three inches, and raised us :wo mchn-s. They are p-erched on c.ogs so hign contravene city zon- ing lavs. We face a year '.973 in the war the sexes takes on the character of an :o sivt V.e a Henry of to some kind of truce bc-f.vten mer.'s and uomer.'a shoe before platform soles are escalated to the point where tre Gonova Convention hr.s to ir.- clude a kick in the shin. I'd like to go on record as being pre- pared to restrict myself to peaceful u.-es of the hiaher heel. Like, reaching ir.c top shelf of a librarian A good start By Doug W.ilkor well Phil "He 'T-or.t 10 nnnutos ar.d ir.e .il'or church on the second Sur.i.'.iy the !i.'d n rrf-riit of five t.lcs uom2 into the Lhirrl Sunflav. "Blake a -'r.orf. MTmon on 1.'.- i rl rc> I ir.t-ro n.ii.-c Ui.ia a Illllc iil'y fur n'..iko in Dr. Ru: I onr. li.r! lo my ' I v.j. 'Yon do it yonr way and Tfl do it mine." Drapeau's top secret needs exposure MONTREAL Tre :.TM b.g Olympl.- was signed here recently am..l con- troversy over Ihe propriety of the S2o million 6eal ar.d rer.e-v- ed demands that Jer-.n Drap-eau ho-.v the games will out. The sigr.inr o: a con- tract States teTevision rir'vs re the Ameri- can Broadcasting Comrir.v lo.-.ed two c: azfj izrir-e The r.val XBC network tra: -lv Olym- pics here acted "contrary to ire res: in- terests o: the pec-rle of Can- sea, the America? TV audience and the Games themselves For critics o-' Vayor Dra- peau. it the for a re- newed chorus ci demands that he lift the veil c: secrecy fron his Oiymrlrs plans particularly iwv.v the tacie cost. ;-.-.o ci the 1975 ganes a bare sketch of ho-.r tr.e deal had been completed. From his account, there was apparently nottog i'Jega! f.bovrt ire sale, but city hall critics poLrted cut the whole intrigue '.vas an ir- dicatioti ot what could go By panl WhiU-law, FP Pnblications Quebec commentator if there is no public scrutiny of The sale pnce of 525 million the Olympics p'.sns. was considerably higher than Men-dealers and other Ca- the 513.5 million paid by ABC nadians whose ta.t be needed to finance the sum- mer Games kri-ow nothing Mr. Dra- reati. the force behird Ohmpics. has in mir.d, it ccti. or where he find the mnr.ey. happened in the sale of the United States TV rights isn't exactly clear, but Mr. Kousseau saii that the XBC ard CSS networks alons with ABC had beer, invited to bid although only ABC mace an official offer. Tr.e commission- er general said that negotiations had EO'TE on sLnce the y-jrJch ABC. He that he told a represen- tative of the network Dec. 14 that ABC "had ihe inside track" because o: its ceDtin- pursuit oi tre nghts. NBC's of how much of an cc-g-ortunfrv it had 'o b: i is -i.iferenv Br- in to Kilianin. president of the In- icmationa! Commit- tee, that it had been sdiised arreemen; had alrc-ad.v been reached .ABC. XBC'did r.ct have, in its opinion, a fair cp- portunity to bid. [or U.S. rights to the Munich Olympics last summer. How- ever, it may never be known by the tr.e Montreal rights v-ould have brought had NBC en offer. Tr.e only thing that would dis- pel lingering doub'.s about the sale is a full public account of the detail that led up to the ABC agreement. However, this has not been forthcoming a fact thai: isn't surprising con- sidering the ahr.esi total secre- cy that surrou-.r-s everything conrecie-d ihe 1976 gsmes. The way first news of the sale was revealed not by city bu; an er'.erprisisg Mont- real cpons is hard- ly reassuring. When The Mont- real Star's John Robertson learned cf the proposed deal, frc-m an aserU was helping the contract m he called hall r: o: r-ere. pleaded for a delay before EiviriS ar.y public about LLe nego-a- seiu r.o sur- the sale, the entire intrigue did nothing to reas- sure taxpayers about how huDci-eds of other contracts for the 1976 games will be award- ed. Tr.-e whole affair also pointed up that very little is known by the public a spectacle that will have a price tag in the hundreds of millions of dol- lars. The exact amount isn't nor has Ma} or Drapeau agreed to cfivulge even a roueh estimate of what the Mil will" be. The summer Olympics last year in Munich cost in excess of SoOO million, and i: is unlike- ly that Montreal will be able to stage the games for less given inflation and the high level of in Xorth Amer- ica. The city's experience Expo 67 also fails to lend cr.- cotiragemenl to people hope "that -Mr. Drar-eati hold the line oi. Oiynipic costs. Despite the mayor's prediction, in tr-.: t'-e wor'.i's [air run a tctal rf S71.7 tniliior. ed up 5is5 mlllior, in Ire red. Tre federal government was forced to pick up million pf that amount, with the Quebec eminent providins SI5 mil- lor. Mayor Drapeau c'aims that be will not asi either the Que- boc or federal government for cl-irect subsidies to trover tha games. However, he has made it perfectly clear that he is working under the assumption Ottawa and Quebec will pour r.v.rtcy the spectads thi'oiigh programs. mayor for in- to cor.ven the Olympic village, which bouse athr low-cost nousirje ai- ter ihe games thereby quali- fying, in his view, for federal hoiisir.g money. He expects help for numerous other pri- ;ixtS tOO. In addition, there remains the c'-llhng pro-pec: given Mr. record in helping chart the financial path of E.xpo the real cost may be as- Lror.oniically higher tnan be es- The only way to guard against a repetition of the controversy and b.trigue rjrro'jnding sale of TV rights to .ABC, or the cos'is of tha fair, is for Mayor Dra- to step clown from hij Clyr.pian perch. He should let Montrealers and other Cana- dians v.t.o directly or indi- rer-ily uii! te for 19.? summer Games in on vs'hat has. UD to now, been one n: Cir.ada'f meet top-secret publi: New rail line lacks B.C. government support Before the muKi-rruuon col- the pay-o'l, raiher ihan ur.eni- lar c: Kaiser He- v.'.ih zcd trairf. coa: irJr.s tions (he dollars in coal ry the DomiT.ion Coal Board tr.e federal -reasury. a Ln mee'-ir.g the Erl-.ish ard :o sure they ge: :o the and Eli -ha: can direct attempt by t government to c: "he overseas or. tr.e Sunday and let as out 15 minutes the nci.ivc ministry." he said. By Joe Bjlla, Siaff Writer and Ell: are geared to the oper- of tral-.s. all tne rough freir-t chances pr> by Kaiser, it wasn't un- n. Uctojer. :WS [feat :t .i2S able to reach arreemen; with the CPH. Through arrar.gemer.t c-' a the v-as to three million tens c: year at 53.50 r-er ten. which was subject an cia'use each >ear. E'. en though there was exiers'.ve the use o" uni'ired the rate j.imred to 55 per IDH. again to an escalation cia'use. Irdjstries Ltd. cf ll.e i'. V.T.T rir-ts to r- i the CPR's mr.kini practice? where lo-.'.er are granted fcr the moT. e- of hrter volumes o'.er periods of time. i'tip of A'hena'.s higgest ;o Japan i.- a cnn- i >r Mclrityrc- at Smoky River. The Ca- r.r.dian National Railway has snitouncod a base rate of 53 13 por ton for ll'f movement of million Ions of coal per' year to the West Coast from Smoky River. addition, the CNR will cnr.t Iclnlyre an allowance of .v; ccr.ts per ten on all sh.ip- rr.ruie in c.-rg shipper. Tl-.e h'-.ver plus the car is faid ID represent an enormous adv.inl.icc lo a locntrd nn Ihe CNR. with Kaiser, located or r-pn lii ils recent announce- ment, however, tlio CI'R quoted a rate oi f-i.40 per ton. is the amount Fording Coal Ltd. is paying the during a >cur But the Forcing. Kaiser isn't the only nes: Pass developer that is ravins its problems with the Coleman Collieries oi Col-aman. on the Alberta side of the Cro-.i-snest Pass, was already Ln the freight rate stage with the CPR when er entered the scene on the B C. side. Ccleman Col'ierie; was in the process of shir-plr.s coa! to the Orient and it war.ted n swch to the Kw.c-r.av and Elk line. It wasn't hoover, be- Cc.'emar. C >'.'e-.e' si-'d a '--rr.-term with ;1.3 for the sliirmrrt cf To d-te there hap been r.o rown! of r-c'wc-rn Co'emsn Coih'eries and KC-MC- and Elk. Nevertheless. Kaisc-r that if i's are 10 tie a succc-.--. in f-'.acc5. it's going to have 10 have t'ne Krwer.ny and Flk line, plus ah- out public support. Bui. like the provincial gov- of tbe rnaior cemres in the Kc-otenay have reluctant to offer any Onlv [he representative from Feme promised the re- cuired support from among rcr.tres fuch as Trail. Revel- stoke. Crar.brook and the re- gional district of East Koote- e! that if the Kootenay s allo-.xed to go ahead', rgic-n Northern lines ra and Washington much to gain, and work force growth south of tbe border en the CPR. and Elk main- er. that it could !r. now. or additional Briiish .-rd no; have to en- CPR trr-ffio. y and Elk has so far o-. the organi- Total is to he around 523 mil- l of a scries) lion. The lethbridge Herald 5-M TUi St. S.( LETHBRIDGE HERALD rO. LTD, and Pu Published by H-- W. A. C v M iiKsrj- a-a A.C i E. c1 CLEO f, rVC.'.ERS. Ed'T- ,.hfr THCVJkS H. DCN P'LLi'.G y, HAY "THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH' ;