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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-23,Lethbridge, Alberta firms may i tax breaks work abroad rON (AP) -Nixon asked Wednesday to tax breaks rnited SUt«s oil ¡rating overseas Jie demands of air law». . id passage of legislation )posed and add-proposals. His idopted, would: the 2^per-ceDt iwance granted is producing oil e amount of fori* which U.S. oil 1 credit directly ■ taxes in the for two more lisston sUndards fing to 1*75 the present rer a 90-per-cent nitrogen oxide 1076 cars, e legal deadline clean-air stan> .ropoUtan areas ise would need i transportation mporary relaxair deadlines and for power plants -ces which canot uate supply of Jie licensing and )f atomic power couraging stan-[it designs, es> 1 inventory of itions for future and separating of site approval licensing, at the Capitol, ivestigating subaired by Senator n (Dem. Wash.) ) a third day its le energy crisis. Executives of seven leading U.S. oil firms were witnesses. Jackson became angry at one point when Exxon vice* president Roy Base wai unable to provide some figures on his firm’s fourtlHiuarter earnings. “These are just childish responses, Mr. Base," Jackson said, adding: “I guess we’re going to have to stort slapping ■subfmnas on some of you.” As top priorities among proposals already pendiiu, Nixon urged congressional action permitting restrictions on energy use, a tax on oil company “windfall profits" due to the energy crisis and UO' employment insurance covering energy-caused job losses. Seven bodies recovered from Terrace avalanche terrace, B.C. <CP) - Swn bu^ have been recovered from an avila«^ that dettwyed a service ittttoo, ^ small trailer park » mile« weit oi tW* northwest Britlili ColumbU commudty. A search for addltioud bodies believed buried under the bi^hUi«s was halted early today un-Ul avalanche experts could assew the danger posed to rescue workers by an overhanging ledge of snow. One survivor also was found by RCMP and more than 100 volunteers probing through the wet, packed snow with the aid of floodlights and two dogs trained In avalanche work. Conrirmed dead Tuesday, their bo^es recovered, were: Allan MacDonald, 30, of heavy, equipment operator the eervtce station; Donald l^jliMdi^. tl, of Prince Rnpert, B.C., reported to have been on a business trip; and Theodore Gerald Armstrong, 27, of Terrace, a private grader operator. As many as 1» persons are feared to have beenWied when tons of snow ripped down the s,2W-foot mountain at 11 a m. MST Tuesday, llie slide was 400 feet kmg, 100 feet wide and up to 30 feet deep. An avalanche authority at the sc^ warned that about two-thirds of the slide was still to come. Volkmar Werner Zobel, 30, of Prince Rupert, a mail truck driver, was hysterical when dug out of Uie snow where he had been entomoed for more than five hours. He was still screamit« vituk put aboard a helicopter to be flown to Terrace, where he was in serious condition suffering from extreme exposure. Mr. Zob^and the body of another man were located near where gasoline pumps had been. Cliarlie Daumont erf Terrace, operator of the service station and cafe, and his daughter Denise, 18, were believed to have been in the buildings when the slide struck. RCMP said occupants of the mobile homes could bring the number of victims to 15. There were at least seven snow slides in the area Tuesday, triggered by an BO-ii^ snowfall in the last ll days followed to heavy rain. It was raining lightly early todav. SbwUy before the avalanche, Mr. Daumont had tel^frtioned Terrace to say he hoped to return there later if the road was cleared of snow, RCMP said Mr. Zobel had st<vped the cafe until the highway to the west, blocked by other slides, was cleared. Mr. Zobel was replacing a driver who died when his mail trucK left the highway and plunged into the nearby ^eena River. The LetHbrldae Herald VOL. LXVII - 35 LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1974 44 Pages 10 Cents oil iters eet ?) — Arab oil gather in Libya neeting general-to deal with a g of the Arab oil inst the United lyan oil minister ibruk disclosed Tripoli meeting asked whether med to end their >f the U.S. and their production at forcing an rawal from oc-ands. retary Henry lid Tuesday in le expected the argo against the w lifted before [ the separation nd Israeli forces t oil ministers refused to com) declined to say be discussed at n Trípoli. Other the oil boycott, d oil production ired. PM bound to have pricing pact OTTAWA (CP) — Prime Minister Trudeau and the 10 provincial premiers, apparently determined to reach some agreement on oil pricing, were to go behind closed doors at lunch time Wednesday and try to compromise in private. A source close to the prime minister said “they likely will sts^ there as bng as necessary.” The federal position Prime Minister Trudeau and Finance Minister John Turner were at centre of discussions Yorkshire miners want wider strike nd hdflrd It town 'Cracken so after watching tetball game he to sink a few s own, using his as a basket for a r . . . Balding •II claiming he is on topics that LONDON (AP) - Militant Yorkshire coal miners agreed to^y to press for a national strike that would paralyse British industry by spring. The strike call from Barnsley in Yorkshire represented the views of 65,000 miners who work coalfields in that northern England area. It was the first time in the 11-week pay dispute that a union branch had officially demanded a strike. The executive of the National Union of Mineworkers, representing 270,000 men throughout Britain, meets here Thursday to consider ordering a national coal strike ballot. Demands for a vote are expected to be overwhelming. The union’s current overtime ban has cut coal production by one-third, touching off what Prime Minister Heath has described as Britain's gravest economic crisis since the Second World War. Heath put Britain on a three-day work week to conserve energy. Coal provides 70 per cent of Britain’s electricity. An all- out strike would likely cut off coal supplies by spring, forcing an industrial shutdown. Heath said Tuesday the government cannot raise pay offers to the miners without wrecking pay controls designed to ruuce inflation. Heath held out the prospect of a return to the fiveday week if the miners accepted a pay offer within government guidelines. There seemed lit-Ue chance of acceptance. Conservative party spokesman have been hinting that Heath may call an election on the issue of who runs the country—the elected Parlment or the unians. The idea would be to win a pubhc endorsement of the government’s tough defence of pay controls. Heath, however, ruled out an election now. In a television interview Tuesday night, Heath said the opposition Labor party is promoting an election scare. “The government has to accept Its responsibility to govern. We shall go on doing so." Heath added. Oil sands proposals don’t conflict: Getty OTTAWA (CP) - The two companies seeking approval for separate, multi-milUon-dollar Alberta oil sands developments are not competing with each other, Don Getty, Alberta intergovernmental affairs minister, said today. It is possible for the two companies to proceed with Iheir projects at the same time, he said in an interview. Petrofina Canada Ltd. and a number of other companies announced Tuesday they have filed for approval to start an $850 million project to recover crude oil from the northeastern Alberta sands. Shell Canada Ltd. has proposed a similar operation in another part of the large oil sands area. Bantam hockey ¡flayer dies WETASKIWIN, Alta. (CP) — A 14-year-old minor hock«y player died in hospital Tuea-day night two hours after be was injured in a Minor Hockey Week game in this commuQity 40 miles south of Ekbnonton. RCMP said the boy, Gary Cardon, was struck acciden-Ully in the chest by a stick during a baptam game and was taken to hospital immediately for examinaticHi. The boy was not believed seriously injured but was kept in hospital for observation. His parents were visiting him after he was admitted, RCMP said, when the boy started complaining of chest pains. He started coughing blood and died within minutes. The boy was playing his first shift in a Bantam B game when a player on the opposing Leduc team approached him and took a hara shot. On the follow-through, the stick struck Gary on the chest, glanced off and hit him on the throat. Bob Bridger of Wetaskiwin, assistant coach of the team for which Gary played, said there was nothing unusual about the play. Gary was “more or less under his own strength" when he left the ice following the incident. "He was short of breath and found it slightly hard to talk," said the assistant coach. "He was able to say he was OK, although he said he had a sore throat. “There was a bit of blood evident and we weren’t sure if it was internal or external so we took him off to the hospital." Gary, who had played organized hockey here for about six years, was described as “a really anxious player." Bridger said he “always put all his heart into the game, went all out” The initial plan was that only the leaders would meet and their officials perhaps would join them later. However, arrangements had not been completed. At a reception given by the Governor-General Monday night, on the eve of the crucial national energy conference, Mr. Trudeau and the prenuers were said to have decided informally that Oie two-day conference could not end without some positive agreement.    , Sources say the prime minister argut^ there might be chaos in the energy field unless some progress was made in settling differences. The premiers were said to have held similar views. When the conference resumed this morning, it became clear there would be no quick proval for the complex new When health ministers from all the provinces met in Ottawa, they resolved the issue in 16 minutes, Mr. Lougheed said. “It’s the only way to deal with a complex problem." The premier, who had changed from his suit to a red sport jacket and slacks, after Tuesday’s sessions, looked tired as he sat In the Alberta headquarters in the viceregal suite of a downtown hotel. Additional stories on Pages 3 and 21 Ontario Ene Vixon’s determined to serve out his term 'ON (CP) - De-of support from 1 Republicans ons that John nful testimony iken, President le is determined liis term. IThite House and U Gerald Ford tive notes Tties-s ability to overate. louse press lonald Ziegler xon as ready to tackle national problems rather than be “consumed by Watergate."    ^ Nixon “knows that he has not been involved in the wrongdoing as charged" and plans to go off the defensive to concentrate his energies on legislative and foreign policy matters, Ziegler told a news conference.    ^ Munwhile NBC News said Tuesday it had learned that U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger told two high-ranking Israeli ministers he believes President Nixon will leave office within six months. Kissinger branded the report an “outrageous lie,” NBC said. The text of the report, as supplied by NBC, said; “NBC News in Tel Aviv has learned that Secretary Kissinger told two high-rankiiv Israeli ministers he believes President Nixon will leave office within the next six months. Kissinger uid his position as secretary of state in an administration headed by Vice-President Ford would not change. The two Israeli ministers took part with Kissinger in the dis-engageeennt alks.” NBC did not give the sources for its story. Ford vigorously defended Nixon at another news conference. He pictured Nixon as "in good health mentally and physically," and said he received assurances during a lengthy meeting Monday that “the president was not in volved” in the apparently deliberate erasure of an 18 Vi-minute portion of a key Watergate tape. Aside from Ford, however, there was little sign that key Republicans on Capitol Hill planned to speak out in Nixon’s behalf. Senator Barry Goldwater of Aritona said he senses “a very strong feeling right here on the hill and you’re going to see it more and more, that many Republicans would like to run this year without Mr, Nixon.” At a party policy committee, meeting Tuesday, Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott repeated his contention that the White House has material available that would absolve Nixon of the charge by Dean that he was part of the Watergate cover-up. .. Later, however, sources said the special Watergate prosecutor’s office had not round evidence to contradict the fired White House councel’s testimony before grand juries and the Senate Watergate committee. oil policy I Minister. All western premiers said it would take weeks to assess all the impUcations of the policy. “I'don't think we’re going to have a few weeks," said Mr. Trudeau. “We can’t leave this room without some proposal. We have a few hours.” So far, the only issue which seems close to agreement is that there should be a one-price national oil policy. But the timing and financing are still subjects of heated debate. Premier Peter Lougheed said Tuesday night the prime objective of the federal-provincial energy conference—oil pricing— will not be achieved. Alberta will not accept, negotiate or even discuss Ottawa’s complex proposals to stabihze domestic oil prices until after the province’s de1egati<m returns to Eklmon-ton, he said in an interview. He said the federal plan introduced a few hours earlier has enormous impUcations and must have detailed study back in Edmonton. Energy Minister Donald Macdonald had proposed that the wellhead price of western crude oil be raised $2 to about 16 a barrel when the freeze on the price of western petroleum ends in the spring. He suggested a petroleum subsidy program to consumers dependent on a high-priced oil. But Mr. Lougheed said Mr. Macdonald’s proposals were made at the wrong time and in the wrong place. “1 don’t believe this type of meeting lends itself to resolution of such issues as oil prices. A meeting of first ministers lends itself to discussion of long-term goals." Ottawa might have had more success if it bad followed the example of its own health minister, Marc Lalonde, the premier said. Mr. Lalonde informed each province of Ottawa’s proposals for tying the Canada Pension Plan to the cost of living, then went to each province for discussions wants our coal Subway fire MONTREAL (CP) - Fire tore through a ninecar subway train on the north-south line at the peak of rush hour this morning, sending two subway employees, six or seven firemen and several passengers to hospital with injuries. OTTAWA (CP) - Ontaric Premier William Davis sug geated today that western coal and Ontario uranium could be as important to Canada’s future energy requirements a: coal and gas now are. Mr. Davis made a strong plea to the national energy conference for an energy policy that would assure intelligent and logical use ol all of energy resources. He said Ontario is enthusiastic about buying Alberta coal, and even has begun a project of test bums, but may have to abandon the plan because of high transportation costs from the West Ontario now purchases United States coal, to power its vasi electrical - generation facilities, at one-half the price of Alberta coal.    • But Mr. Davis has said Ontario is willmg to pay some small penalty in transportation costs to use Alberta coal and ensure a domestic supply. However, he told the conference there must be some subsidization of transportation costs, such as reduced freight rates, if the country’s resources are to be fully ex--»loited for domestic purposes. “We want to buy Alberta coal, or western coal,” he said He reminded Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed, however, that Ontario also will require some of that province’s gas to mix with the coal.    . ,, . Premier Lougheed told the conference Alberta is anxious to sell its coal to Ontario and reiterated his government’s conclusion that coal is a better fuel than natural gas for thermal power generation. Gas is more suited for smaller, individual users, such as home-heating furnaces, an Alberta report says, Mr. Lougheed said use of coal, where practical, should be an important part of a national energy policy. He told Premier Davis that Alberta coal is not likely to be an exception to the over-all rise in energy prices. But he urged Ontario to proceed with plans for coal imports from Alberta, rather than the U.S., to ensure security of su|^ly. "I believe that as the tf.S. works its way through the energy crisis, it may come to the conclusion that (coal) exports to Ontario may not be Feasible ' ;