The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
2-TMI LITHMIOQi HMALD-FrMtoy, Hews In brief Starved guests eat dog Horner looking to improve rapeseed prices SYDNEY, Australia (AP) They ate dog and wild duck stew for mid-day dinner at the Barry Caves Roadhouse in the flooded Australian outback. The motel on the Barkly highway, 230 miles west of Mount Isa and miles northwest of Sydney, has been isolated for five days. It has 40 guests including 15 children. "I loved him but the kids had nothing to motel keeper Barry Charleston said of his pet year-old Labrador named BC. "I shot him and butchered him and put him in a stew." Charleston said over the telephone that the others at the table didn't know what they were eating Wednesday and Thursday, "but everyone liked it." An airdrop of food saved the lives of Charleston's six other dogs. The floods are affecting most of the eastern third of Australia. In north Queensland, they are the worst in memory, and in southeast Queensland the rain is falling again. Penal reform bill passes BUENOS AIRES (Reuter) A tough new penal reform aimed at crushing left-wing guerrillas became law in Argentina today The Chamber of Deputies, lower house of Congress, ap- proved the reform by 128 votes to 62. The bill stiffens penalties against such crimes as kid- napping and puts new crimes into the penal code. The proposals have met widespread opposition inside and outside the Peronist movement, which Thursday night expelled eight of its left- wing deputies who resigned from Congress to protest the bill. Body found on Florida lawn ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) The headless body of the wife of a former St. Augustine mayor has been found in the front yard of her home, police report. Officers called to the scene Wednesday night by neighbors who reported hearing screams from the home of Athalia Lindsley, about 50, wife of former mayor James Lindsley. Sheriff Dudley Garrett said Mrs. Lindsley's body had been decapitated by an unknown weapon. He said there was no sign of a struggle inside the house. Police said Lindsley and his wife married last September. One-paper operation eyed VICTORIA (CP) -Victoria Press Ltd. has announced that since no settlement appears imminent in a dispute which has halted publication of the city's two daily newspapers since Dec. 1, it is preparing to switch to a one-paper operation. The plan to cut to one paper when the strike is settled was laid out by company general manager J. C. Melville follow- ing a one-day negotiating ses- sion with the joint council of newspaper unions. The company, which is own- ed by FP Publications Ltd., has been prevented from publishing the morning Colonist hnd evening Times by a strike of 21 pressmen. Syria offers proposals WASHINGTON (Reuter) Siate Secretary Henry Kissin- ger said Thursday the United BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES 328-4722 COLLEGE MALL States has had some additional diplomatic exchanges with Syria this week which he hopes will lead to Syrian-Israeli negotiations on troop disengagement. "We have had some more exchanges with Syria in the interval and we hope this will lead to negotiations between Syria and he said. EDMONTON (CP) Rapeseed producers should get a return for their product more closely related to street prices and the Alberta government is looking for a change in the pricing system to achieve that, Hugh Homer, minister of agriculture, said Thursday. Addressing about 100 delegates at the Alberta Israeli withdrawal speeds up THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Israeli army accelerated its withdrawal from the west bank of the Suez canal today. Egypt was also scheduled to begin moving some of its troops to reduce its forces on the east side of the waterway, but there was no confirmation that this movement started on schedule. The Israeli withdrawal began ahead of time Wednesday. The military command in Tel Aviv refused to disclose details of the movement today, and Defence Minister Moshe Dayan refused to let reporters from Israel observe it. But spokesmen confirmed that the troop movement was going ahead in accordance with the final disengagement agreement signed by the Israeli and Egyptian chiefs of staff at Kilometre 101 west of the canal Thursday. Military sources in Tel Aviv said all Israeli troops will probably be out of the city of Suez, at the southern end of the canal, by Monday The sources said the Egyp- tians will probably regain full possession of Suez by noon Monday, and the bulk of the Egyptian 3rd Army can start moving across from the east bank where it has been trapped since the October war ended. Under the disengagement agreement, the United Nations peacekeeping force is to take control of territory evacuated by the Israelis for at least six hours before handing it over to the Egyptians. For the last three months, while Israeli troops held about half of Suez, the Egyptian civilians in the city and the marooned 3rd Army have been fed and watered by UN convoys which Israel allowed to pass through its lines on the west side of the canal. The Egyptian chief of staff, Lt.-Gen. Mohammed Gamazy, said the road from Cairo to Suez will be opened to civilian traffic Tuesday. Rapeseed Grower's Association annual meeting, Dr. Horner said his department is "concerned about the method that commodity groups use to set street prices and what the producer receives." Producers now are paid on the basis of the March futures and a better mechanism with a more flexible base price is needed, he said. The Alberta Grain Commission will be considering new methods in coming months, he added. He suggested pooling on a provincial basis and a government representative sitting as a member of the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange as possibilities. Urging development of a strong processing arm for the rapeseed industry, he said the government is willing to provide money and expertise and the Alberta Export Agency will pursue new sales in the international market. But Alberta producers have to be better managers and research is needed to improve quality, he said. Later the delegates heard from association president Mike Nikolaychuk and Dobson Lea, president of Unifarm. Mr. Nikolaychuk said current prices for rapeseed were unrealistic, considering increasing production costs, but he expected the industry to remain viable. Mr. Lea said the recent rapeseed marketing pool had split the industry and he urged a united front. He warned of a possible shortage of product for processing plants in Alberta and he called for more research into protein content and color. 3 Sale) TONIGHT FRIDAY and SATURDAY (January 24th, 25th, 26th) BIG BURGER SHAKE SALE! 0 Big Burger packs a Ib. of beef into a jumbo toasted sesame seed bun, and you get our Regular Milk Shake with choice of flavors. Treat the whole family and save! T Dairy Queen brazier vco ure TC> ADOPT A FAMILY, MR wisoJ. .Just RKTOMKbHT? ALL GO TO OAIR.V QUEEN" NORTH STORE ONLY 13th North 327-4155 "fttg. U Off. Am. D. Q. Corp. 1973 Am. D. Q. Corp. Macdonald due to dicker with one tough customer WASHINGTON (CP) Energy Minister Donald Macdonald, when he comes here for Canada-U.S. energy discussions Jan. 31, will find himself across the table from a tall, tough ad- ministrator who makes his points in a booming voice. William Simon, head of the federal energy office, has gained national stature and identification in little more than a month. To the public, the "man from New Jersey" is best known as "the energy terms have been applied to him in the man who has set up a gas-rationing system in case the need for one arises. Ironically, it was a behind-the-scenes dispute over just that topic which put Simon where he is. And where he is may be a long detour in his march toward where he would like to be. Simon, 46, was head of the bonds division of a Wall Street firm when he was picked to become deputy secretary of the treasury under George Shultz. The appointment was no surprise to insiders. Simon was once treasurer of New Jersey chapter of the Young Republicans and is reported to have donated to the Committee for the Re-election of the President and to have rais- ed a lot more among his friends. He is bespectacled, square-jawed and thin- lipped. One of the stories about his toughness concerns how he demonstrated to an un- one sweep of the to clear off a cluttered desk. Shultz, one of the most respected veterans of the Nixon expected to ease wheat import quotas WILLIAM SIMON early Nixon cabinets, is reported to have hand- picked Simon with a view to the younger man possi- bly taking over the treasury department. Observers say Shultz wants to step out after five years in high cabinet posts. Shultz advised President Nixon that the energy program was foundering under former Colorado governor John Love and recommended that Simon head a new federal energy administration. Experts here described this as an "end run" around Love, who prompt- ly resigned. Love said he was frustrated by too small a staff and by the in- accessibility of the president. He also cited disagreements with Shultz and Simon. At the time, Love said he had been offered the post of ambassador to Canada, but rejected it. The post later went to William J. Porter, then No. 3 man in the state department. Court cost collection of ten more than costs' EDMONTON (CP) The money spent to collect court costs often exceeds the cost themselves, the Kirby com- mission was told Thursday. William Joyce, co or- dinator of the provincial fines centre for the attorney general's department, said a three-year study showed "a court cost of may cost or to collect." He suggested to the Kirby commission, a three-man board of inquiry into the ad- ministration of justice in Alberta's lower courts, that court costs be eliminated in their current form. Court costs could be includ- ed in the cost of a fine and paid as general revenue to the province, he said. The court costs then could be returned to municipalities in the form of a grant. In an accompanying brief, T. J. Adamson, supervisor of legal services for the department, said "it would be of considerable assistance to court clerks if assessment of costs against the accused were abolished." Oil firms' ts rile "When the amounts are odd change, it makes it cumber- some and more difficult..." Mr. Adamson also suggested that provincial court clerks be made justices of the peace. "If it is proper and desirable that clerks be jus- tices of the peace for purposes of taking informations, issu- ing summonses, warrants and granting bail or remanding in the absence of the judge, then the classification of such positions in all offices should be reviewed. "I have always felt that although provincial clerks are looked upon as simply providing hasir ad- ministrative needs of the courts it is not realized how much time they have to spend in related duties." The two men outlined possi- ble uses of computerized courtroom data, including us- ing data to reach agreement on fines or sentences imposed for identical offences. The commission, composed of Mr. Justice W. J. C. Kirby, Max Wyman, president of the University of Alberta, and Ted Bower editor of the Red Deer Advocate, was to com- plete two days of hearings in Edmonton today. Hearings will be held in Calgary for one week beginn- ing April 8, then move to Wetaskiwin, High Level, Fort McMurray, Slave Lake, and Peace River. Nixon is expected to announce today a temporary suspension of import quotas on wheat, freeing Americans to buy Canadian wheat as a hedge against shortages and soaring bread prices. White House spokesman said Thursday that Mr. Nix- on was expected to announce his decision quickly, probably later today. Top administration officials were predicting that the President would approve a proposal by the U.S. Paris Commission to suspend im- port quotas on wheat until June 30. The commission's re- quest was delivered Thursday to the White House, only a day after the U.S. agriculture department predicted that American wheat reserves will drop late this spring to their lowest level since 1947. The Canadian Wheat Board reacted to the speculation in Washington by stating that while Canada has wheat to sell, it would be up to the Americans to find their own means of shipping the wheat home. A Wheat Board spokesman said that U.S. buying pressure on available grain supplies would "presumably" cause the export price to increase. However, it would not effect Canadian consumers because of Canada's 2-price high export price and a lower, subsidised domestic price. Canadian millers, he stated during a telephone interview, are able to purchase wheat at a bushel, while the government pays farmers an additional price support of per bushel. The export of Canadian wheat ranged from to "The major factor limiting any sales to the United States would be transportation. The movement to the United States is possible only if the Americans can provide their own railway rolling stock or said the wheat board spokesman in Winnipeg. The Canadian official noted that "we have not been able to maintain our shipments at a level we would like to" and that there are no Canadian rail cars to spare for tran- sporting grain to the United States. Indeed, the official noted that one of the reasons Canada has wheat to sell is because of the lack of equipment to deliver to traditional export customers, "we are probably 30 million bushels behind in deliveries, although the real figure is probably something like 75 to 80 million bushels behind because of voluntary cutbacks in our sales com- he stated. The Wheat Board spokesman added that he "stresses very strongly that the price relationship between Canada and the U.S. is likely to discourage movement." In other words, Canada export wheat prices on the Prairies are slightly higher than in the U.S. midwest, and only com- petitive at what are termed port as Vancouver and Portland, Oregon. However, agriculture sources in Washington said they didn't think the slightly higher Canadian price would be a serious drawback in bidding for Canadian wheat. They were sceptical, though, about a recent statement by Justice Minister Otto Lang, who is the minister responsi- ble for the Wheat Board, that he would like to sell 100 million bushels to the U.S. "We'd certainly like to buy 100 million one agri- cultural expert noted, but I don't think there's any way it could be shipped on time.' No more bodies found at Terrace TERRACE, B.C. (CP) A search through snow and rubble marking the site where a snow slide Tuesday killed seven persons 28 miles west of this northwest British Columbia community ended Thursday night, with no more bodies being found. The search had been resumed earlier Thursday at the site of the demolished service station motel property, after clearance by an avalanche expert. "We are reasonably sure that all bodies have been an RCMP. spokesman said. "No one is reported missing. There is no one we can't account for who may have been travelling in the area." The lone survivor of the slide, Volkmar Werner Zobel, 30, of Prince Rupert, B.C., was still in hospital today, and was not permitted to receive vis tors. He was described as being in satisfactory condition. Provincial Highways Minister Graham Lea, who flew to the area Thursday to look at highway conditions, said he is basically dissatisfied with what the province has done in the past about avalanche control. More will be done in the future, he said. "When it comes to lives, we're not going to let money be the deciding said Mr. Lea Coliseum delayed In gloomy old London these days slogan's 'Switch off something' profits senators EDMONTON (CP) Construction of Edmonton's new coliseum has been delayed by about two months because of shortage of rein- forcing steel, Nick Driedger, general manager of the firm overseeing construction, said WASHINGTON (AP) Re- ports of record oil-company profits have prompted an out- pouring of bills aimed at roll- ing back the price of domestic crude oil in the United States and taking away some of the oil industry's tax breaks. Senator Henry Jackson (Dem.Wash.) predicted Thursday that the Senate next week will pass the emergency energy bill authorizing Presi- dent Nixon to order gasoline rationing. He the shortage had forced some redesigning to accommodate different weights and types of steel more readily available, and had disrupted work schedules. The project is short 400 of the tons of steel needed, Mr. Driedger said. The coliseum will replace the old Edmonton Gardens and was designed primarily for hockey "All I can say is that the coliseum will be completed sometime in he said. By HUGH A. MULLIGAN LONDON (AP) In Brit- ain's darkest hour since its darkest hour, the natives are still going about their busi- ness by gaslight and more or less cheerfully coping. Espe- cially the titled. Lord Hesketh has sus- pended use of his helicopter for the duration, and so has Sir Hugh Fraser. The P. and 0 liner Canberra, wending westward with orphans of the storm, has shrunk the world and eliminated Canada, the Virgin Islands and part of the Indian Ocean from its world cruise to save fuel. Bankers and brokers in the City, the financial district be- yond St. Paul's, are con- cerned about an increase in office lechery amid the Ed- wardian gloom of the gas lamps Some of the more lib- erated birds are putting their bras back on to cool the ardor of the benighted knights of the water cooler. Now more than a month old, Britain's woes began to accumulate when the coun- try's coal miners, whose out- put sustains the power sta- tions, refused to work over- time because Prime Minister Edward Heath's inflation con- trols kept them from getting the raises they demanded. SLOWDOWN STAGED To conserve electricity, the government put the country on a three-day work week. Meanwhile, the train engi- neers staged a slowdown to advance their pay claims and caused havoc in the ranks of the commuters, especially those coming in from the posh "stockbrokers' belt." The Spirit of Dunkerque is abroad in the land once again. People are running about shouting "put out that light." The Electricity Board has coined the slogan "S 0 Off and urged housewives to avoid using electric ovens and turn the heat and lights on in only one room. On days when there is no electricity, some shops and firms send the staff home at noon. "What with the trains late and the short day, by the time you make the tea, it's time to go perhaps elderly switchboard operator at one of the city's more venerable banking houses. Actually the rail situation now has improved, and com- muters no longer vie to see how many can cram into the the trains. Four chaps from Chertsey claimed the title, then four guys and a gal, travelling loo- class out of Guildford, tried to squeeze themselves into the Guinness Book of World Records.