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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta January M, 1174-THI LITHMHOai MWALD-I Tories 'bargained away their talk on principle9 EDMONTON (CP) The Lougheed government went to the energy conference at Ottawa like a lion and returned like a lamb, having bargained away its talk on principle in the process, Alberta NDP Leader Grant Notley said Thursday. Mr, Notley, in a news commenting on the performance of the Alberta delegation at the conference Tuesday and Wednesday. He noted Saskatchewan received an increase of at least a barrel for the next 60 days, while Alberta had not. "This disparity alone will cost the province at least 1100 million." Alberta's Conservative government adopted a dogmatic stand which was too inflexible to seek allies, Mr. Notley said, adding that Albertans as a whole will pay a stiff price for the government's isolation. million investment in energy research urged CAMROSE (CP) An investment of million in energy research could return billions of dollars and make Alberta the energy centre of North America, R. N. Dalby of Edmonton said this week. Mr. Dalby, executive vice president of Canadian Utilities Ltd., told the Camrose Chamber of Commerce annual meeting that the province's economic future lies in the orderly development of oil, natural gas, coal and water energy resources. He suggested the million research fund was not unrealistic. "We have to put the dollars in to get them out. We're in competition, with the whole world and if we can put in million, we'll get back billions." Mr. Dalby, who also is chancellor of the University of Alberta, said he supported environment conservation but that energy production both in Canada and the United States had been obstructed by the lobbying of environ- mentalists. In retrospect, it is obvious the province made a serious tactical error last fall by opposing the export tax on crude oil in principle rather than concentrating on the more important question of who gets the proceeds from the tax, the provincial NDP leader suggested. TALK ON PRINCIPLE By accepting a temporary deal Wednesday which restricts Alberta's share to 50 per cent of the proceeds, Alberta has bargained away all its talk on principle for 50 cents on the dollar, Mr. Notley added. Another tactical error was Alberta's insistence that the province had the right to set prices for petroleum in Canada. It now is abundantly clear that any national energy pricing policy must be a two- way street between both provinces and the federal government, Mr. Notley said. However, Alberta and Saskatchewan should not be expected to subsidize consumer prices for the rest of Canada. Consumer subsidies should come from general revenue so that all Canadians pay their share, he said. Dunlop Ford Has Only Two Days Left at the Exhibition Pavilion During Their DOORS OPEN 10 a.m.-lO p.m. OVER 150 CARS AND TRUCKS READY TO GO) BRAND NEW 1974 PINTO 2 DOOR 2000cc, 4 speed, block heater FROM 1974 PINTO SQUIRE WAQON 4 cyl., auto., radio, dark green in color, approx. 5000 miles. S3795 1972 FORD CUSTOM 500 2 DOOR HARDTOP V8, auto., p.s., p.b. radio, blue in color. S2895 1972 GRAN TORINO SPORT 2 DOOR HARDTOP 8 cylinder, auto., p.b., p.s., radio. S3695 1972MONTEGO 4 DOOR SEDAN V8, auto., p.s., p.b., radio. '3295 1971 CHEVROLET IMPALA 4 DOOR SEDAN V8, auto., p.s., p.b. radio, dark blue in color. S2995 1971 FORD LTD 4 DOOR HARDTOP V6, factory air con- ditioning, new paint, auto, trans., p.s., p.b., radio. S3195 ON THE SPOT FINANCING AVAILABLE! DOOR PRIZE 19" RCA COLOR TV Come' In and regieter during our Eligible persons must be 16 years of age and over. DUNLOP FORD Our Entire Stock of Okanogan and Trallere must be Sold During EXHIBITION PAVILION PIMM 327-0072, 327-0973, 327-1M1 OPEN 10 I.M. -10 M. Assault charges against RCMP officers dismissed Nixon met Chou En-lai Nixon's twelve crises... Bridge to Peking Ninth in a series In the first half of 1972, President Nixon made two visits that seemed to ensure his reputation as one of the United State's most creative presidents in the field of foreign policy. On Feb. 21, the president arrived in Peking for an eight-day visit to the People's Republic of China. Bringing to an end 23 years of official hostile silence between the two countries, Nixon and Premier Chou En-lai hammered out an word communique which agreed that neither country would seek hegemony in Asia. While the agreement was notably weak regarding the status of Taiwan, it did include promises by both countries to exchange artists, scientists and journalists on a regular basis and paved the way for a series of trade agreements between China and the U.S. The overwhelming American reaction to the China trip was perhaps best expressed by Sen. Edward Kennedy, who called the communique "one of the most progressive documents" in the history of American diplomacy, and hailed "the bridge that has now been built to Peking." Three months later, Nixon met Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin and Communist Party Secretary Leonid Brezhnev in Moscow for a spectacular summit meeting, heralding an era of detente between the U.S.R.R. and the U.S. The summit began with the signing of treaties by the two heads of state pledging mutual assistance in the areas of space, health and environmental protection. Four days later, on May 26, Nixon and Brezhnev signed a historic arms limitation treaty, limiting the proliferation of antiballistic missiles and offensive missile launchers. For Richard Nixon, the spring of 1972 was a period of exhilarating success. Does this mean that the man who spent so much of his political life fighting communism suddenly lost all suspicions about the international conspiratorial communist threat? M.I.T. historian Bruce Mazlish suggests not. But he adds, '-'The basic context for Nixon's foreign policy is his dedication to peace." As Nixon told Walter Cronkite back in 1960, "the ma- jor role (of a president) is to contribute toward building world an overriding concern which Nixon attributed to the Quaker values of his mother and grandmother. Peacock answers critics of steel plant venture EDMONT.ON Albertans must free themselves from narrow provincialism in considering measures to have a steel industry located in Western Canada, Industry Minister Fred Peacock said this week. Mr. Peacock; speaking at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon, was replying to critics of the government's share option which, if exercised, would make the government part owner of Interprovincial Steel and Pipe Corp. of Regina. Mr. Peacock declined to pinpoint the government's intentions on the option except to say that the province is "seriously considering" joining forces with Saskatchewan and British Columbia interests in the Regina-based steel, company. Critics of the Alberta involvement say that while it would result in a strong steel industry for Western Canada, the Regina location would rob Alberta of jobs. Critics also say development of coking coal reserves in the Peace River area of northwestern Alberta would be retarded and Alberta's own interest in developing a self-supporting and integrated steel industry would be negated. Mr. Peacock said discussions last year with major, nternational steel consunv s, such as Germany and Ja- failed to provide Albert with the support neces -y to start develou -n't of steel making in the i ace region. BANFF (CP) Assault charges against two Banff RCMP constables were dismissed Wednesday for the second time following a two- day trial. Constables P. G. Sharp and C. J. Allen were charged jointly with assaulting Joseph Mark Leppington of Banff on March 17, 1973. But in announcing the not guilty verdict, Provincial Court Judge John Harvie said there "must be suspicion" that Mr. Leppington came to harm with the two constables. The only direct evidence of assault came from Mr. Leppington "which must be given no weight and disregarded in its entirety." He had admitted to drinking eight or 10 bottles of beer and possibly more on the night in question, the judge said. He was drunk and unreliable. "We are left with a circumstantial case against each officer." Mr. Leppington earlier told the court the two officers approached him in a restaurant and said 'you're coming with us.' One of the officers struck him in the mouth as they left and he was hit on the head when they got into the patrol car. He said he was driven out of Banff and then pulled from the car and kicked and punched several times. Judge Harvie said the prosecution case boiled down to the fact that the three left the restaurant and that some 15 to 20 minutes later Mr. Leppington had injuries consisting of at least a cracked rib. Emergency counsel revised WINNIPEG (CP) Following protests of possible danger, the Manitoba Emergency Measure Organization has revised advice that stranded motorists could use sparks from their' battery to ignite gasoline as a- fire to keep warm or signal for help. The advice was contained in the organization's annual list, of cold-weather survival tips issued last week. One of the tips advised stranded motorists to use a coat hanger placed across the terminals of a car battery to create sparks. However, the EMO now has issued a strong warning to motorists using the advice and plans to issue a new set of survival tips. A spokesman for the society of automotive mechanics in Manitoba said using gasoline to start a fire is dangerous enough, but shorting a battery to set it ablaze is even more dangerous. He said a fully- charged battery could easily explode if an object such as a coat hanger is used to connect the terminals. "This court'is not here to solve the mystery of how he got hurt that night, but to find out if the two accused did it. While there must be some CAREERS Public Service Fonction publique Canada Canada THIS COMPETITION 18 OPEN TO BOTH MEN AND WOMEN SENIOR ADVISER COAL DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, MINES AND RESOURCES Ottawa, Ontario THE DEPARTMENT Has as one of its responsibilities, that of ensuring effective use of the mineral and energy resources available to Canada for the present and future benefit of the nation. THE POSITION The energy sector of the Department assesses economic and other information on energy and its sources and co-ordinates, develops and recommends policies for the effective and economic development of all energy sources. The successful candidate will be the senior Departmental adviser on the coal industry of Canada and will plan and direct broad economic and technical studies on all aspects of that industry including reserves, exploration, production methods, processing, transportation and marketing. Studies of the role of coal in the total energy economy of Canada will be developed in close co-operation with Senior Advisers for oil and gas, electrical energy and uranium and nuclear energy. THE EXECUTIVE Should be a university graduate in either engineering or economics with many years of related experience. SALARY up to (effective April LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of both the English and French languages is essential. Unilingual persons may also apply in this competition. They must however, indicate in writing, their willingness to undertake continuous language training at public expense for a period of up to twelve months. Such training shall be undertaken immediately at the time of conditional appointment, in or through the Public Service Commission's Language Bureau and at locations specified by the Public Service Commission. The Public Service Commission will seek evidence of the likely capacity of unilingual candidates from outside the Public Service to become bilingual. Persons continuously employed in the Public Service of Canada sice April 6, 1956, who are unilingual, may also apply, whether or not they submit a statement of willingness to undertake language training. All applications or enquiries will be treated in confidence and should be sent before February 7, 1974 to: PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OP CANADA OTTAWA, ONTARIO K1A OM7 ATTENTION: MR.R.K.COX EXECUTIVE PROGRAMS Please quote reference number 74-0003 In all correspondence relating this competition. Appointments a result of this competition are subject to the provisions of the Public Service Employment Act.________________________________________ suspicion that he came to harm with the officers, evidence as a whole does not compel the conclusion that either assaulted him." CAREERS PROGRAM CO-ORDINATOR YWCA Responsible for youth and adult program Leadership Training, etc. Apply stating experience qualifications and salary expected to Executive Secretary 604-1 Oth St. 8. Cargitl Grain Canada Ltd. Requires immediately one field representative to work in Alberta, based in Calgary. Experience in agricultural sales of feed or fertilizer, etc., B.Sc. or Agri school graduation would be an asset, experienced people with grade 12 will be considered. Cargill has many opportunities for advancement, generous fringe benefits, car allowance, travel expenses. Salary dependent on experience and qualifications. Send applications to Cargill Grain Canada Ltd., 1414-One Lom- ard Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 0X3. Interviews will be arranged in Calgary. Major Consulting Engineering Firm requires 2 Instrument Men Commencing Spring construction Season. Applicants with Surveying and Supervision experience in Munici- pal Engineering field are preferred. Reply in confidence to: UNDERWOOD McLELLAN ASSOCIATES LTD. 401 Mayor Magrath Drive Box 1090, Lethbrldge, Alberta chevron Chovron Standard Limited requires a SHIFT FOREMAN Chevron Standard Limited invites applications for the position of Shift Foreman at the Kaybob South Gas Processing Plant located approximately 30 miles south of Fox Creek, Alberta. Applicants should hold a valid Alberta Second Class Steam Certificate and have a minimum of five years' experience in sour gas processing. Full employee benefits are offered, including moving assistance and transportation. Modern housing is available at Fox Creek. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please submit written application giving full details of age, education and experience, together with telephone number to: Manager Employee Chevron Standard Limited 400 Pith Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P OL7 County of Lethbridge No. 26 Invites applications for the position of CUSTODIAN at Huntsville School, Iron Springs, Alberta Salary per year in accordance with 1974 CUPE Agreement. Additional information available from the County office. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Tues., Jan. 29, 1974 A.C. Barfett Aealatent Manager County of Letnbrktge, NO. 26 214-13th Street South, Lethbrldge STARTING RATE PER HOUR ALCAN KITIMAT WORKS REQUIRES SMILTIR PRODUCTION WORKIRS This is .a shift job performing manual labor; plus operating some specialized mobile equipment. On the job training will be provided. Shift premiums per hour afternoons, 15c nights and 604 on Sundays. Applicants must pass a medical examination before acceptance. As relocation assistance is available we will accept only those applicants with good work records. For those seeking a healthy outdoor lift, KITIMAT is a modern town of people. There are excel- lent and accredited hospital, recreation facili- ties, good fishing and winter sportr Persons interested should make arrangements for an interview by contacting their local Manpower Centre. ;