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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta esammna L Bleak economic picture painted for County of Lethbridge By GREG McI.VTYni: Herald Salff The cheerful picture of econ- omic grovrth and prosperity painted of the City of Leth- bridge at a chamber of com- merce meeting Jan. 10 v.'as a bluer pill to the County of Lethbridge. An assessment of Ihe county lieing conducted this year is ex- pected to show property value the same or even less than in 1M1 when the last assessment was taken. Population in thai time in ihe 703.000-acre area has dropped 4.500 persons to a current 9.503. Reeve Dick Papworth said in an interview Friday thai the sit- uation is expected to get worse because new industry Mill lo- cate in the city and other popu- lation centres became of the se'-vices offered. Even the provincial govern- ment's announced policies to provide incentives to industry lo locale in rural areas will cot help the county because most industry will locale in which are outside county jurisdiction, said the reeve. "For example, the distillery was considering locating in the county but ?re could not pro- vide the great amount of water that it will require." he said. Reeve P a p w o r t h. in his monthly report to council Fri- day, said he and Coun. John Murray attended tie chamber meeting at which Lethbridge Mayor Andy Anderson and others "painted a rosy picture for the city and Southern Al- berta." Said the reeve: "I can't share their enthusiasm we have no new industries in our county labor and capital costs have risen and if we are to hold the mill rate, services will have to be curtailed." He said ''Premier Lougheed In his speech last Tuesday (an- nouncing the property' tax re- duction planj has promised some relief u> municipalities but as I interpret fce property tax relief program, we as ratepay- ers wiJ! not be relieved as far as. taxes are concerned." If a decision during budget discussions rest month is made to cut services, the reeve said it would mean a reduction first it the county's road oiling and drainage ditch construe lira. Canada plays indirect role The Letltbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 34 n war talks LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1973 PRICE: FIFTEEN CENTS FOUR SECTIONS 56 PAGES By JOHN BURNS FP Publications PEKING Senior North Vietnamese officials say that a ceasefire acreement has been readied with the United Stales and credit Canada with playing an in- direct role in making it possible. Toronto Andrew Brewin said last Reached by telephone in Hanoi. Mr. said that the existence of a agreement has been con- firmed earlier this week by Hoang Tung, editor-in- chief of North Vietnam's principal newspaper, Mian Dae. Mr. Brewin. foreign affairs spokesman for the New Democratic Party, quoted Mr. Tung as saying that the agreement v.r.s worked out by U.S. and North Vietna- mese negotiators in Paris and required only the en- dorsement of President Nixon to take effect. Mr. Tung was one of a numoer of high ranking officials to rneel Mr. Breuin and other members of an iritematior.El Socialist delegation during the delega- tion's one-week to North Vietnam, which ends today. The top official to receive the delegation was Premier Pham Van Dong, who told Mr. Brewin that a resolution bv the Canadian House of Commons con- demning the U.S. bombir.g of Hanoi and Haiphong had been influential in persuading Washington to seek peace a: the negotiations in Paris. "He was well aware of the resolution, and very encouraged by Mr Erevan said. "He felt it had a special on Washinr.on's attitude." CALLED FOR BOMBING HALT Tne passed unanimously two weeks ago, registered grave at continuation of the war and called pit to retrain from further aerial bombardment of and Haiphong. Although Mr. Do.ig himself old not raise it. other senior officials spel-ie. to Mr. Brewin about the prospect of Canadian participation in an international commis- sion to be established tc supervise a ceasefire. These official? had err.p-astred lhat North Vietnam w-Liuld welcome the inclusion of a Canadian contingent in the supervisory force. IMr. Brevrin sad. "They seem to think that we could make a real contribution to the maintenance of peace." Tne NDP spokesman, ar. outspoken criiic of U.S. involvement ir, tj-e v. ar. SEJQ that he uvuld be reporting these and oL'.er to External .Affairs Min- ister Mitchell Sharp he returns to Ottawa on Monday, after a gmollirg flight from Hanoi, via Bsrigkrk ar.d Copenhagen The trip to iianei a; arranged after North Viet- namese officials in Paris contacted NDP leader David and rim io nominate someone to repre- sent Canada en a of Socialists that was to visit North Vietnam. Besides Mr. B-eyin. ihe delegation includes rep- resentsmei from SwprVn. Norway and Italy, and is led by Bertil Zacrt-.isson. a Sweden MP. who is chairman of ih.c Stockholm on Vie'-nani. an anti-war organizarion. COULD CLEAR THE WAV Meanwhile. Gen. ,'i'oxspder M. liaig Jr.. President Nixon's special representative, left Saigon today alter consultations uith President Nguyen Van Tnieu that could dear way for a Vieoiani peace settlement. Their third meeting this week lasted only 30 min- utes, and its shortness indicated no major disagree- ments Washington and Saigon. Tir. a close ties to the Presi- Palace srd one which has echoed Thieu's ir. tiie said in an editorial: "Proeress has bee.-, noted ir t'ir negotiations to settle the Vietnam Mar. a-j ihe hglt; c: peace has shown as ihe end of Stftrl of big Nixon waves OE he hii wife lea- E ihe Wh vcy TO his inaugurotion. ite Hcuse Sc'xjrc'sy on their (AP Wirephoto) Seal mail during icalkom Staufield: 'Liberals Ey THE CANADIAN PRESS Many Ontario postal workers remained off the job Friday whJie their counterparts in r.ipcg. Calgary and Vancouver returned to Toronto postal officials began sealing cilv letter boxes when postal workers ignored for the lion to return to work. An estimated one million pieces of mail were piled UD at the main downtown Toronto post office ;-nd i.'AXi bags were de'.avec at Toronto Airport. About iO "super militants" who have infiht-atcd the Toron- to looal are to blame fcr the current mail stoppage. ,K-'n Potts, vicc-presidta: of the local. Other Toronio mail dtsL-icts were affected t'roro tn ilie Ouiario cjatrcs of wood. OrlEia. Eam'e. r-tarket. F.icltniond Hill. Port Hnpe arid Bowrosm-iiie. A brief "study session'' in London did not affeci senicc. Calgary workers -.vere back at nrirk today a itoar sparkod by a dispute over coffee breaks and a management b'jlbtin on con- tract negotiations. Inside Tvalked late Tnttrsciay arid letter car- riers refused to cross Ticket linos. riail deliveries in city Friday. Service is oMveted to return lo normal Monnav. Oltami lo lill ceil of secrecy Parks rental decision I'.- 1'Ai.l, tAt KMIV three vears ago has confirmed that within II'-.-.ilil Uii.iv.a r.urt-an Minister 'PieiTe" weeks leaseholders will in FA n Cl.-i-'-i. MP Trudeau's Ihen majority the or rew-s. to.- Fi.'. government announced parliamentary se-cretary eor-.mtttt-.o-i: t v.m ;o.i- renLs were going lo bo cave a hint that the rates '-'f 'or national parks well be lower than those of park some by as much as proposed. Kvn uving per rental rate will lv u'j'JM 1 Many residents on review board's IA-.. lar.iap.eiv.ary Olljlwa he told the softened its hardline MP. 1 "u" and an appeal board was he indicated tha! Uie long for ropoil on Ilie appeal vi' w-'1! conuiiitlee heard the will soon lie available -.t.; -n LV peals, but since then the respective park ndminis- ;'-cir rcivs tin except leaseholders were office.-. formed that the Tl.irk bus been crilici.'ip; i -ird !-e v'11cs "mi'1' some time sivreex' in '.-ft, r the quel- this hich Die en-itiien; has operate.-, in rest-feel to tJie tion in of Commons n Mr- Clark has boon parks leaseholders fo-v .iito paigning lo pel the lhat the silualion is s It is of import.mee to lei leaseholders know .is soon lo bus.i-o.-s fls what their new and complicated one. but people nfier nil have a right leaseliol :er Consen'a- live leader Robe- Stanfieid re- affirr.ieol his intention today to "see the Trudeau government put cut of office." Speaking at the annual meet- ing of ihe Alberta Progressive. Conservative Association, he said some people have accused his party of "indecent haste" in its desire to take over the gov- ernment. "I make no apologies." he said. The best the government had been able to do WES "to grub around in the policies of other parries policies it re- time aitd time again." In comparison, the Conserva- tive have put forth specific pb-s to tL-emrloyrnent and infation and to er.courage pcnnomic expansion. Mr. Stan- fie'.d said. The Conservative leader made i; clear, however, that his r.ttitucte civs r.nt precl'.tde co- opcr.-.ti.Ti the o-. ty.e35-.i7es '.ha', eftec- lively with imtxirtant issues. Port dispute settlement said near Nixon pledges new peace era WASHINGTON .2d 10 mee; federal for the involved. A prime ex- ample was medicai-care Bx s. which gQibcrfd force durirr the corJcrence. i? cmerpni: ir. vhich p. number of are asking for ihe more fewer Revamped troro. e proposal which [edersl health-cost pay- first pat forward in 1971. it merits: would be mode in future would' sLngle out 1ST2-73 as the on a per-capita basis, base year for f. new plan under Also Paee 15. V? Herald Slaff Writer KEGINA The longsho-e- r.-.en's b.bor dispute at the is close to settlement ac- cording 10 Bill niaii- apci- for the port of Vancouver. He told delegates to the third P.-.llisor Whoa; Association 'oo-.veii- I.on Frin'sy the ooono- fr. o: Western feels IV pinch in a mailer of days when the jvn isn't operating The pending settlement would bring in a contract retroactive to IVo, 31, mid would as- a stable l.ilxir dimate un- til ll-o end of Tho longshoremen have been Wei-king w-iihwn a conL-act tuico end o ou; Health Lalonnc his province; joired Mr. Turner anci provin- rial finar.cp Lhc mceuni: Friday momma to in- r. noTv tixiiT-ra1. proposal for sharing HiirlLiirt Queeu By PAIX JACKSON Herald Otlawa Bureau OTTAWA Prime Minute: Trudeau said Friday he could not rive a commitraent that Queen Elizabeth will visit For: Macjeod in June she vis- its Canada during the centen- ary of the Koyal Canadian Police. Lcthbrid.te MP Ken Hurlburt had matter in t h e Cor.imoT. pointing oj; that For. Meciec.i ihe firs'. hrme -f 'he Northwest Po'zce Ln Mr. Trudeau said, however, that ho r.ass on to Buck- it.fhatn Palar'e oftioiais Mr. HtL-ihiL-i's request that t h e Queen the hist.iric home. At t.te same time, he pointed out that Queen was to spend otto day ir. A2berta and ia Saskatchewan she o> Mous'y could rot no promise sit Macleod where" during her oae dcy in Alberts. The prime minisiEr pomied out that Premier Peter Loug- heed be making repreien' tations ctxicerniBg the Queen's pomti of Mr. Hurlburt csu5ed some chuckje? in T_he C-omman5 h-? i'jmpfd 'jp ror.nnric'd Maaeod was L- Mr. H-jrib-j: had irrinc to h :z rr.ort fcr 5ome dcy.v. However, djr io t.h? Isree riLirr.ber ;hi? cvrr.psr-Hl to 7_ ITIC Lucier. s. q-jt-f'.ion. Fndsy. Mr. U'Jr'.bur; -ade he a rod Inside Seen and heard About town i 1 nn.i nc put l.lio nr.r.ilvr of on his Tandy's binJv ti.iy Keel- inp and Rrynn h.ihy Kwlinp 11. w.'iV aro co'.r.c: ho v. :11 bo ceti.iV- tx-nofu choiiinv and his jiy allo-.vanco chcqtios At the TOW TOMr.ilT 11HMI M'MUY W; SIXNV. 1UNDY ;