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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta to pull tax rug from under Time, Reader's Digest OTTAWA (CP) The government propos- ed pulling the tax rug from under Time and Reader's Digest Thursday, producing different responses from the two publications. Time Canada Ltd. president Stephen LaRue announced hours later that the decision will "cause us to cease" the Canadian edition of Time which features about 10 per cent Ca- nadian content. Reader's Digest was more optimistic. Ralph Hancox, the monthly magazine' vice- president, said he hoped the government would reconsider. Tne long-simmering issue came to a head in the Commons when State Secretary Hugh Faulkner announced an end, effective Jan. 1, 1976, to special tax concessions accorded Canadian advertisers using the two magazines. On the same date, he said, similar privileges will end for Canadian advertisers using United States radio and television stations along the international border. In essence, the government will withdraw the right of Canadian advertisers to deduct from income taxes the money they now spend on advertising in all foreign periodicals and broadcasts. The privilege of doing so, in the case of Time and Reader's Digest, was granted in the early 1960s by the Progressive Con- servative government of John Diefenbaker. The exemption did not apply to other periodicals. Mr. Faulkner said Thursday that he hopes the decision will lead to creation of a new Canadian news magazine, the idea being that advertising dollars spent on Time and Reader's Digest would go to new magazines. Response came quickly from Maclean's editor Peter Newman, an outspoken nationalist, who said the prospective in- crease in- domestic advertising revenue might result in a weekly edition of the now- monthly Maclean's. Robert Page, chairman of the Committee for an Independent Canada, hailed the an- nouncement as the turning point for the long suffering periodical publishing industry in Canada. Pierre Camu, president of the Cana- dian Association of Broadcasters, said he was delighted. Commons opposition spokesmen were more cautious. Sinclair Stevens said the Jan. deadline is good because it al- lows all parties concerned time to examine the full implications. Cyril Symes (NDP-Sault Ste. Marie) and Andre Fortin (SC- Lotbiniere) called the move long overdue but said it should have been accompanied by incentives to ensure magazine publishing improvements at home. The Lctlibi-idtjc Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1975 Throne speech: nothing to it, says opposition 15 Cents OUTNUMBERED LONDON (Reuter) The 200 men, who joined a club here for lonely persons more than 60 years old, are in great demand. More than women have joined. "It's not fair to the said Roz Osborn, founder of the club. She said she received letters from the men saying: "Please, no mora. We can't do it. There's too many of them." "So far we've had 12 she added. Herald Legislature Burea EDMONTON Alberta's opposition leaders said Thurs- day the government's throne speech probably indicates an early election. But they claim- ed they wouldn't want to use it as their platform if they were on the other side of the House. "As far as I'm concerned, it's a very lame Social Credit House leader Bob Clark said. "The govern- ment house leader said there wouldn't be a great deal in it, and that's the greatest ex- aggeration we've had in four the opposition leader said. He said the government was in-effect waving bills at old age pensioners when it had over billion in new oil revenues. Pensions should be increas- ed to well over a month, Mr. Clark said. vThe speech "tries to gloss the pressing problems of the he said. It failed to mention investor confidence, Syncrude, revamping the welfare system, assistance to'law en: forcement agencies, anything for the middle income family or a buffer between the government and universities, he said. "Rather than have a policy for the Eastern Slopes, it says we're going to have two parks. That's the kind of un- adulterated piecemeal policy we don't need." "I expect the election to come much earlier than June as a result of the speech Mr. Clark said. The Eastern Slopes and labor confrontations will be problems the government must deal with by June, July or August. "So I wouldn't be surprised if they hold the elec- tion early to avoid them." Grant Notley, lone New Democrat in the legislature also predicted the speech in- dicates an early election. "But if I were a Tory can- didate I certainly woudln't use the speech from the throne as my election platform. Alberta oil deal bypasses Ottawa Nightclub fire suspect dies in hail of bullets MONTREAL (CP) Richard Blass, a 28-year-old escaped convict known as the "Cat" or "Weasel" because of numerous escapes from the jaws of death, died in a hail of police bullets early today. who escaped from the maximum-security Curing of St. Vincent de Paul Penitentiary last October, had been a suspect in a double murder at a north-end Ontario, Aha. meet on Syncrude Seen and heard About town Lethbridge Bronco presi- dent Bill Burton catching on quickly to the art of bottle pool. Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The Alberta and Ontario governments meet here today to discuss the troubled Syncrude oil sands project, Premier Peter Lougheed has told the legislature. The premier also revealed that possible financing of the project by the federal govern- ment will be discussed with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau when he comes to the province for the Canada Winter Games Feb. 11. Mr. Lougheed said Eastern Canada will be the biggest losers if Syncrude does not go ahead, facing a possible oil shortage within six years. v In response to a series of questions on the troubled pro- ject from the opposition, the premier said he hopes a Jan. 31 date set by the par- ticipating companies for shutting down the project is not final. He said he understands the date is not an ultimatum or deadline but based on "legal technicalities" included in an agreement among the com- panies. Montreal nightclub last Oc- tober and the slaying of 13 per- sons at the same club earlier this week. Acting on a tip, police sur- rounded a four-room, Swiss- type chalet where Blass was hiding out in Val David, a Laurentian ski area 60 miles north of here, a police spokesman said! Heavily-armed detectives from Quebec Provincial Police homicide-and holdup squads, backed up by Montreal policemen, moved into position at about a.m. EST and called upon Blass to surrender. Blass replied with a few gunshots before police opened fire. He was cut down by bullets from several automatic weapons. Police said a man and two women in the chalet with Blass were taken into custody. Police said Blass was hit while trying to reach an arsenal of weapons he had stored in his bedroom, including two sawed off shotguns, revolvers, pistols and gas masks. BILL gROENEN photo Windy art Fences can be used to keep things in or put, as is the case at the new Lethbridge Animal Shelter just east of the city dump. Refuse from the dump Is carried by Southern Alberta's west winds to the chain link fence. The Lethbridge weather office expects west winds gusting to 40 miles per hour today with temper- atures near 45 degrees. A cold front, expected to move Into Southern Alberta bring over- night lows near zero with highs Saturday near 25 degrees. With the cold weather, the winds will cease. Ford optimistic on Henry's trip By AL SCARTH Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission swings into action today with a transaction which will signal an unpublicized multi million dollar tax bonus for provincial coffers. In its role as the government's broker between oil producers and purchasers, the commission is one of the province's most powerful weapons in the energy confron- tations with Ottawa. Theoretically it can cut off the supp- ly of oil going east. But another major impact as far as Alberta's conser- vative government is con- cerned, is the fact that the buying and selling is done here, not iniOntario or the United States. The province thus receives the provincial share of income tax payable on the trans- action. In 1975, it will QUEBEC probably mean an additional Mayor Jean Drapeau's million to million for promise that the 1976 Olympic coffers. That is on Wames "won', cost Montreal taxpayers one the city will have to bear part of the million forecast deficit, Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa said Thursday. The provincial government will pay only part of the to share Games cost top of an estimated T_._ -million in other oil revenues coming this way. "This is one of the benefits to the Wayne Minion, chairman of the com- mission, said in an interview r-j Thursday. "It's the sale of a deficit and Montreal will have natural resource and it's only to assume some of the respon- logical that the sale should oc- sibility, the premier said. AH....-----j ._.. Rapidly mounting an original million to The commission today com- result in a pletes the purchase and sale minimum deficit of of Alberta oil produced cur in Alberta and that any tax benefits should accrue to the people of the province." WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford said Thursday night there is "a very good op- portunity a unique oppor- tunity" that State Secretary Henry Kissinger's step-by- step diplomacy will bring another interim Middle East agreement. But he acknowledged that if Kissinger's efforts fail "un- doubtedly we would be forced to go to Geneva" for Arab- Israeli talks. The Soviet Union has urged shifting negotiations to Geneva, while the United States opposed it. Ranging into foreign affairs during an hour-long live tele- vision interview with two NBC correspondents, Ford also reiterated that if the U.S. faced economic strangulation by a cutoff of foreign oil he would "take the necessary ac- tion for our self- preservation." "The public has to have a reassurance that we are not going to permit America to be strangled to the presi- dent said. Ford also defended his million military aid request for South Vietnam. He said Ambassador Graham Martin had assured him that Saigon "would be over the hump militarily and economically" if adequate aid is made available in two or three years. in December. It has charged the 21 buyers million for the oil, which it will now dis- tribute to 175 owners of the oil leases. Out of that will come million for the province in royalties. "This is the first time we have handled the whole cash Mr. Minion said. The commission was created by the government about a year ago. "In the coming constitutional arguments, the commission will be able to demonstrate quite clearly that the title to the Alberta Crown royalty share of production was never severed from the Crown. Therefore, in any formal sense, it cannot be construed to be revenue of the producer. He never owned it, therefore he could never sell it." The distinction is crucial from Alberta's point of view. Ottawa, in the latest wrangle over oil, made producers pay taxes on royalties they pay the province. Alberta claimed that move penalized producers and seriously jeopardized the future of the industry. million. "Mayor Drapeau can justify spending city money for some of these facilities-after all these facilities will generate revenues for some time to Mr. Bourassa said, said. Milk subsidy City women say they were UFOllowed By MICHAEL ROGERS Herald Staff Writer It's one thing to spot a UFO. It's something else to be chas- ed by one. That's what two employees at the University of Lethbridge cafeteria say happened to them. It was about a.m. Thursday morning when Ouida McAdam, 52, was driv- ing to work. Sylvia Fletcher, 21, was with her in the car. "We turned off the highway in the river valley and were on the road going to the universi- ty we were just approaching the trailer sales lot when I looked up and saw an orange light at the top of the said Mrs. McAdam. Suddenly the orange colored object came down off the hill and "it hovered over the road about 10 to 15 feet up in the air." She described the UFO as about three times the size of her car, dome shaped and a frosty orange color the out- er rim darker than the centre. "It was about two car lengths in front of us when I stopped the Mrs. McAdam said, "I was more scared then, than during the war." Mrs. McAdam, a resi- dent in Canada for 29 years, was in Britain during the Se- cond World War. "I flipped the fastest U-turn" I've ever done in my she said. They drove back to Highway 3 and headed toward Lethbridge. The two frighten- ed women thought the ex- perience was over, until Sylvia Fletcher looked out the window of the car and saw the UFO was following them. "It followed us back to the brewery gardens then went Mrs. McAdam said. She drove to the Scenic Drive turn off, made another U-turn and started heading toward the university again. "We had to get to work." the two women spotted the UFO again at a high altitude to the south and then, as they turned off the highway at the university exit Miss Fletcher saw the UFO coming back again. Mrs. McAdam backed out onto the highway again and drove toward the Picture Butte turn-off. The road going south from there also leads to the university. "I could still see the thing in the sky. Then we saw an air- craft approaching Lethbridge. Suddenly the UFO dis- appeared Sylvia saw it fade she said. A spokesman from Lethbridge airport control tower said they had no report of a UFO from the aircraft. The control tower is not in operation at a.m. London waterworks bombed LONDON (AP) Police suspect war-hungry members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) of bombing a London waterworks to sabotage moves toward another ceasefire in Northern Ireland. The explosion in a pumping station at Walthamstow Thuraday night injured two workmen and a woman and interrupted the water supply to parts of East London and Essex county. OTTAWA (CP) Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan announced today an increase in the indirect federal subsidies to producers of industrial milk, used main- ly to make powdered milk, cheese and butter. The change applies only to industrial milk and will not affect consumer prices for fluid milk, he told the Com- mons. It increases the "target sup- port price" to a hun- dredweight from which has been in effect since last Aug. 1. Inside 32 Pages Classified....... 28-32 Comics........... 26 Comment.......... 4 17-19, 24 Family........ 22, 23 Markets.......... 27 Sports.......... 14-16 Theatres.......... 13 Travel............ 21 Weather 3 At Home n LOW TONIGHT I, HIGH SAT. 25, OCCASIONAL SNOW ;