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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Wednesday, July 4, 1973 New Democrats continue fight against gov't corporate tax cuts OTTAWA (CP) Determined New Democrats continued to fight government corporate tax cuts Tuesday night despite strong indications that the Lib- eral, Conservative and Social Credit parties would band to- gether to push them through Parliament. David Orlikpw peg North) said he sees no evi- dence the business community needs the nine-point reduction. Lome Nystrom Melville) said the cuts will only help regions of the country that do not need help. John Rodri- guez Belt) called it "a corporate welfare benefit program." The third-reading vote on the proposed amendments to the In- come Tax Act was expected to- day. Retroactive to the begin- ning of this year, they would re- duce to 40 per cent from 49 par cent the tax on profits in manu- facturing and processing in- dustries and would permit a faster writs-off on capital in- vestment in machinery. The NDP sees the trimmed taxes as just another giveaway to the so-called corporate wel- fare bums while the three other parties generally view them as a chance for industry to put more money into creating jobs. The last barrier apparently fell Tuesday night when Con- servative Leader Robert Stanfield said he is virtually Conservation authority told to leave wilderness alone KNTON, Alta. (CP) Chief Robert Smallboy, who led a band of followers to a remote camp on the Kootenay Plains in west central Alberta five years ago, made a rare public appearance Tuesday to tell the Environment Conservation Au- thority to leave the wilderness alone. Speaking through an inter- preter, be said he asks only one thing: "That wherever 1 go, your laws won't obstruct me as I Decisions on long-term use of oil needed soon EDMONTON (CP) Al- berta's conventional oil produc- tion is adequate for Canadian requirements within the next 10 years but production from the Athabasca oil sands must be increased substantially if high levels of exports to the United States are to continue, Energy Minister Donald Mac- donald said Tuesday. He told a news conference Canada does not face an im- mediate energy crisis but long- term decisions on whether Canada will use only its own oil must be made soon. Here for meetings with pro- vincial cabinet ministers, the federal minister said federal control of petroleum exports is a new means of guaranteeing that Canada's oil needs would be met in a crisis. He was optimistic that exist- ing oil production could be sup- plemented by synthetic produc- tion from the Athabasca oil sands in northern Alberta to maintain existing export levels. He said oil sands develop- ment has been slow but rapid increases in production are ex- pected soon. Mr. Macdonald said it must be decided soon whether an oil pipeline would be extended to provide energy for Montreal. Increasing international ten- sions and rising oil prices could make it necessary to secure Quebec's oil supply. r He said construction of the proposed pipeline was secon- dary to the need for increased storage facilities in Montreal. make my way of living." Chief Smallboy appeared as the provincial organizat ion opened its fourth week of pub- lic hearings into land use and resource development of the eastern slopes of the Rockies. "I want to freely practise my spiritual way of he said. am not thinking only of. my own group. I pray for others, too, that they will have a bet- ter way of living than in the past." Lazarus Roan and Mark Yellowbird, who live in the Smallboy camp, added that all they want to do is live peace- fully in harmony with nature. "I wonder if the white under- stands what we mean by the right way of living, of seren- asked Mr. Yellowbird. "Would it be right if I' had to go back to the reserve where all the corruption Mr. Yellowbird said he at- tended the hearing "because I am searching for what right- fully belongs to me. I have found it and I want to keep it." The Smallboy band asked that no development be allowed on the eastern slopes and that three townships, encompassing about 108 square miles, be re- served for the exclusive use of the band. About 140 persons now live in the Smallboy camp about 75 miles south of here. certain his party will vote for the tax reduction. "Chances are very slight that we would vote against IB said outside the House. He expects Finance Minister John Turner to establish an adequate procedure for parlia- mentary review of legisla- tion next year, the last obstacle to Conservative support. "Based on statements (he minister has made, we fully ex- pect to get that____" The proposed legislation pro- vides for an automatic review next year if 60 or more MPs sign a petition to this effect. Mr. Turner told the House Tuesday night the government will rely largely on question- naires and interviews to moni- tor the effect of its tax cuts. Questionnaires would be dis- tributed to companies. In- terviews would be held with spokesmen for the 200 largest firms and 25 each hi the me- dium and small categories. B.C. Hydro shares profit with consumer VICTORIA (CP) A special fund of million to "minimize and delay" rate increases for consumers of hydroelectric pow- er in the province has been es- tablished by the British Colum- bia Hydro and Power Authority. In its annual report released today, Hydro took the mil- lion out of last year's profit of million. Resources Minister Bob Wil- liams, the senior cabinet min- ister in cfiarge of the crown corporation, said today he ex- pects the fund to grow to a maximum level of million. But Mr. Williams would not say rate increases for Hydro users will be ruled out alto- gether through establishment of the special fund. He said Hydro officials are constantly examining the po- tential need for a rate increase to boost Hydro's revenues in order to cover additional ex- penditures. Natural gas export hearings reopened by Energy board OTTAWA (CP) The Na- tional Energy Board will reopen bearings today on an appli- cation by Dome Petroleum Ltd. which wants to export 139 mil- lion barrels of liquid ethane to the United States. At the same time the board is to consider anew whether Cana- dian reserves are sufficient to allow increased exports of natu- ral gas. In November, 1971, the board rejected an application for addi- tional natural gas exports on the grounds that reserves were not adequate. To arrive at Canadian needs, the board uses a formula of 25 times Canadian needs four years in the future. A key question at the hear- ings is whether ethane should be included in calculations of natural gas supplies. If the an- swer is yes, then the Dome ap- plication will depend on whether the board is satisfied there is a sufficient reserve of natural gas for home con- sumption to permit additional exports. Ethane is extracted from nat- ural gas and its derivatives are used for a variety of purposes, such as film, paint, flooring and furniture. Dome plans to build an et- ylene plant at Fort Saskatche- wan, about 20 miles northeast of Edmonton, along with a twin pipeline system running miles from Edmonton through Windsor to Sarnia, Out. Total investment, says Dome, will be about million. The exports of ethane and propane to be carried are valued at about billion. The board began hearing the original Dome application in January, 1972, but since then Dome has altered its proposals. At the January hearings New government service formed EDMONTON (CP) An en- vironmental co-ordination ser- vice to integrate environmental policies and programs with other government objectives has been established within the department of environment. Environment Minister Bill Yurko, in a prepared statement Tuesday, said assistant deputy minister H. W. Thiessen will head the service. It will consist of three administrative divi- sions interdepartmental re- lations, land conservation and reclamation and land assem- bly. In adoption to environmental co ordination, the service is responsible for such things as land inventories, land purchas- es, land conservation and rec- lamation. NEW ACT Mr. Yurko also announced that the new Land Surface Conservation and Reclamation Act. passed during the spring session of the legislature and effective July 1, will be admin- istered by the environmental co ordination service. Mr. Thiessen has been named chairman of the Land Conser- vation and Reclamation Coun- cil, which is responsible for the certification of all reclamation in the province. The new act will become operational in stages and will ultimately replace the Surface Reclamation Act which now regulates industrial land uses. Mr. Yurko said regulations are being prepared which will place greater emphasis on the prevention of land surface dis- turbances, especially in strip mining and tar excavation op- erations as wen as interpro- vincial pipeline developments. The regulations will be dis- cussed with various industry representatives before they are implemented. Dome argued strenuously that ethane is a separate substance from natural gas and exports of it should be allowed if surplus amounts are available. It also argued that natural gas reserves are much larger than determined by the board in 1971. NOW OPEN Southern Alberta's Most Complete Delicatessen For The Connisseur Of Fine Foods GOURMET INTERNATIONAL DELICATESSEN We invite you to come and see our selection and take part in ou r Opening Specials Melitta Coffee 1 Sardines--- 4 br 99" MelHta Coffee Chocolate Bars Unico Oil Tomato Paste Regular grind Reg. 1.69. Special STARTHl KIT Reg. 1.98. Special IMPORTED 3'7-oz. Reg. 39c. Special 4 4.50 99" Herring Ham 3 Booked, diced Reg 198 ,b ,b 1 gallon Reg. 2.t9. Special Unico brand, 13-ot Reg. 43c Special Gouda Cheese Vegetable Oil Imported Holland, miM Rep. 1.19 ib. Special, Ib. 100% Pura liberty, gallon Rog. 2.49. Special ABOVE PRICES IN EFFECT THURS., FR1. and SAT., JULY 5, 6, 7. 4.59 ..r WATCH FOR OUR GRAND OPENING COMING SOON COLLEGE MALL Specials Apply While Quantities Last We Reserve The Right To Limit Quantities HQUSS: Men. and 9 a.m. fe 6 p.m.; and fri. 9 a.m. to p.m. PHONE 327-6100 Character actor dies at 63 SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) George Macready, a charac- ter actor who portrayed the vil- lain in numerous motion pic- tures of the 1940s and 1960s, is dead at age 63. He died Monday at UCLA Medical Centre. Macready played the bad guy in such motion pictures as Gilda, Down to Earth, The Walls Came Bumbling Down, The Swordsman, The Return of Monte Cristo, The Black Arrow and Johnny Allegro. After acting in several stage plays, Macready made his mo- tion pictures debut 'in the 1942 movie Commandos Strike at Dawn. The actor left his body to the UCLA medical school. McKeough back in cabinet TORONTO (CP) W. Darcy McKeough, 40, returned to the Ontario cabinet today to bead the new ministry of energy after his controversial resigna- tion as treasurer last August. Nuclear test delay speculated PAPEETE, Tahiti (AP) French navy ships that left Pa- peete harbor several weeks ago to participate in the nuclear test program have returned, and a local radio station specu- lated that the French govern- ment has postponed the test ex- plosions until mid-July. The station, known locally as Coconut Radio, said the ships will not sail again for the test site on Mururoa Atoll before Friday. Local observers said this would make the first ex- plosion unlikely before the middle of July. The radio station speofctod that the tests were delayed by difficulties in preparing the test site and two tropical storms last month. Widens power MONTEVIDEO (AP) Pres. ident Juan Bordaberry wid- ened his dictatorial powers Tuesday, announcing that ousted local officials throughout Uruguay would be replaced by government-named "neighbor- hood councils." Two more cabinet members and the budget director re- signed Tuesday. Opposition to the military-run government grew as workers reoccupied businesses and secretly-pub- lished newspapers defied een- -sorship. The country completed its first week without a congress, abolished along with the munic- ipal councils last Wednesday by the military-pressured presi- dent. Weather and road report SUNRISE THURSDAY SUNSET H LPre Letbbridge .......SO 56 Pincher Creek.....83 50 Medicine Hat.....82 56 Edmonton........74 58 Grande Prairie ___75 55 Banff............76 52 Calgary..........76 53 Victoria..........69 55 .0 Penticton........88 64 Prince George 67 51 .12 Kamlooos........87 62 Vancouver........73 56 .1 Saskatoon........79 54 Regina..........79 51 Winnipeg........71 52 Toronto.........87 57 Ottawa..........85 60 .10 Montreal........83 66 St. John's........74 60 Halifax.........75 61 .01 Charlottetown.....78 65 Fredericton .......81 64 Chicago..........85 69 .52 New York........81 73 .01 Miami...........86 76 .02 Los Angeles......100 67 Phoenix..........Ill 92 Rome...........88 54 Paris............80 65 London...........77 59 Berlin...........90 68 Amsterdam......68 57 Moscow..........79 61 Stockholm........82 64 Tokyo..........82 Mexico City.......68 59 FORECAST: Lethbridge-Medicine Hat Today: Mostly sonny with af- ternoon and evening thunder- showers. Highs 85-30. Lows 50-55. Thursday: Cloudy with a few showers. Gusty winds. Highs 70-75. Calgary Today: Mostly sunny with afternoon and even- ing thundersbowers. Highs BO- SS. Lows nsar 50. Thursday: Cloudy with a few showers. Gusty northwest wninds. Highs about 70. Columbia Kootenay Region- Today a few clouds this mean- ing followed by showers later this afternoon or evening. Thursday sunny with cloudy periods. Afternoon showers on the ridges. Highs today near 80. Lows tonight around 50. Highs Thursday around 75. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Surmy and hot today with chance of few late afternoon and evening thunderstorms west portion. Thursday wifely scattered afternoon and even- ing thundershowers. Not quite so warm west portion Thursday but continued hot in the east. Highs today 90 to 100. Lows to- night 55 to 65. Highs Thursday 80 to 90 west 90 to 100 east por- tion. West of Continental Divide Mcstly sunny and hot today with widely scattered late after- noon and evening thunder- storms. Thursday scattered showers and thunderstorms and not so warm. Highs today 85 to 95. Lows tonight 50s. Highs Thursday 75 to 85. Brower Calf Feeder 30 bushel capacity, 12 feet feeding space for 40 cahres AVAILABLE NOW AT GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Covtts Highway Box 1202 Phone 32S-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 1 reported ban and ,Madeod is in progress. of one afle sedJ AB mnai.Ing of Highway No. 3 cast of Fort good driving condition. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Aden 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Carway a.m. to midnight; CHef Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Coutts 24 hours: Del Bonita 8 am. to 9 p.m.; 24 boors; PortWl] Rytorls 8 a m midnight; WiM Horse 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lofcan Pass 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Open Jtmt L Booscprifle 8 a.m. to midnight. ;