Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 21, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tuesday, January 21, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 Dorchester Chinese premier says U.S.-Soviet rivalry source of new world war Channel work halted Construction men are seen working on the English Channel tunnel project Monday shortly before the British government announced it is pulling out of the billion project with France because of its economic woes. British Environ- ment Secretary Anthony Crosland told the House of Commons "the present project is now dead." However he added that he thought a tunnel would be built some time and "probably within my lifetime." prisoners end protest DORCHESTER, N.B. (CP) More than 200 prisoners re- turned to their cells peaceful- ly Monday night after a 24- hour protest at the federal penitentiary here. John Cuthro, acting assis- tant administrator of the prison, said the men decided to end their occupation of the main recreation hall after they realized the administra- tion was not going to give in to their demands for immediate negotiations. The prisoners wanted to air their grievances at the recrea- tion -hall but authorities in- sisted they return to their cells. A grievance meeting with a committee of the prisoners is scheduled today. No violence was reported during the demonstration, the latest in a series in recent years at the prison. Earlier demonstrations centred on conditions at the 100-year-old institution but administration officials have not pinpointed the cause of the latest protest. Mr. Cuthro said the prisoners approached ad- ministration officials late Monday 'night after they decided to return to their cells. B.C. to foot part of gas tax bill OTTAWA (CP) The British Columbia government has agreed to pay part of the federal tax bill for natural gas companies under an agree- ment to solve a taxation dis- pute with the federal government. Energy Minister Donald Macdonald said B.C. will pay federal tax on the difference between a fair market value of 57 cents a thousand cubic feet for gas and the 22 cents actually paid the companies by a provincial marketing agency. As part of the agreement, Mr. Macdonald said he had assured B.C. that the federal government has no intention of levying an export tax on natural gas. That effectively guarantees the province will receive the full amount of export price in- creases expected following a discussion of prices at a first ministers' meeting in April. The minister said both the province and Ottawa hope the agreement will encourage natural gas producers to resume exploration for new supplies. Natural gas producers said earlier they could not afford to pay combined provincial and federal taxes and halted exploration until the dispute was settled. Attorney-General Alex Macdonald of British Colum- bia is to meet with the com- panies next week. All gas produced in B.C. is sold to a provincial agency, the British Columbia Petroleum Corp., for 22 cents a thousand cubic feet and then resold to distributors for 85 cents, with the province tak- ing the profit after paying pipeline expenses as a form of royalty. However, Ottawa said the 22 cents was not a fair market value for taxation purposes and intended to tax the com- panies as if they were getting 57 cents, a "fair market value" calculated by the finance department. TOKYO (AP) Chinese Premier Chou En-lai, in a ma- jor policy speech made public on Peking radio Monday night, said that U.S. Soviet rivalry "is bound to lead to .world war some day." In the address to the fourth National People's Congress Jan. 13, Chou also said that China aims to become a world economic power before the end of the century. "The two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, are the biggest inter- national oppressors and ex- ploiters today, and they are the source of a new world Chou said in the speech reported by the Chinese hews agency Hsinhua. "Their fierce contention is bound to lead to world war some day; the people of all countries must get Chou said in his report to the congress China's first in 10 years. He said relations with the United States have "improved to some extent" while the dis- pute with the Soviet Union has worsened. Relations with the United States "will continue to im- prove so long as the principles of the Chinese American Shanghai communique are carried out in Chou said. The communique, the result of Richard Nixon's visit to China in 1972 when he was Dean speaks OTTAWA John Dean, the man whose testimony helped topple the administration, of former U.S. president Richard Nixon, is to lecture at Carleton University here Feb. 13. The former White House legal counsel is to be paid by the Carleton University Students' Association. The lecture here is part of a continent-wide campus lec- ture tour planned by Mr. Dean. president, sets guidelines for resumption of relations. President Ford plans to con- tinue what he has called "the process of normalizing our relations." Chou accused the Soviet leadership of taking "a series of steps to worsen the relations between the two including con-' ducting "subversive activities against our and lie said they "even provoked armed conflicts on the border." The Chinese premier called on Soviet leaders "to sit down and negotiate honestly, do something to solve a bit of the problem." However, the Soviet govern- ment newspaper Izvestia., commenting on the Peking meeting, b'aid that Chinese leaders have consistently stifled Soviet attempts at rapprochement. Chou called the next 10 years crucial for achieving China's economic plans. Before 1980, he said, China seeks to create an indepen- dent industrial and economic system and launch programs to modernize agriculture, in- dustry, defence, science and technology. China's primary task, Chou said, is to continue the cam- paign against the late Defence Minister Lin Piao and the an- cient philosopher Confucius, both accused of supporting rule by exploiting classes. Chou called the campaign a continuation of the Cultural Revolution. The People's Congress approved Chou's report Friday, Hsinhua said. YAMAHA ORGANS I New and Used I COLLEGE MALL Phone 328-3694 I SHOES CONTINUES! 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