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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Herald -VOL. LXVII-177 JULY 1974 Pages i Liberal victory raises U.S. hopes By EDWARD COWAN New York Times Service WASHINGTON Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau's smashing election victory was described here today as likely to raise Washington's expectations for resolution of some old issues between Canada and the United States. With a fresh mandate to govern for five officials here said Trudeau is in a much improved position to come to terms with some politically sensitive issues. One is modification of the 1965 auto trade agreement. The agreement lets manufacturers ship new cars across the border in both directions duty-free. But Washington also wants Ottawa to let individual Canadian consumers import cars a move opposed by Ottawa because retail prices are higher in Canada. Other pending at least in Washington's include Canada's exports of subsidized manufactures to the United increased Canadian exports of natural the schedul- ed reduction of Canadian crude oil Canadian tariffs on American manufactures and Canada's'recent ban on importa- tion of United States beef that may have received the additive known as D.E.S. As this list there is relatively little Canada wants from which is one reason Canada has yielded little of what Washington wants. Another offered by a private Sperry was that Trudeau has a chance to put together a coherent in- investment and energy without deferring to the left-wing New Democratic whose votes kept the Trudeau government in power after it lost its majority in the 1972 elec- tions. Lea was for 11 years research director of the Canadian- American a private business-labor group. Sources familiar with Canadian thinking depicted energy and natural resources as areas in which Ottawa was unlikely to make concessions in any event. Not only is Canada unwilling to increase exports of natural gas and crude oil. to the United these sources but she is increasingly disposed to use these hydrocarbons not as fuels but as more valuable feedstocks for petrochemical products. the. Trudeau government was depicted as desirous of conserving natural such as metallic and turning more of the ore into semi-finished or final products within Canada. Bill of Rights champion dies WASHINGTON -Thef death of Earl a cham- pion of the Bill of Rights in his 16 years as chief re- moves a figure indelibly link- ed to landmark the United States Supreme Court in one of its most controversial eras. died of heart failure in Georgetown Univer- sity Hospital Tuesday a little more than five years after his retirement from the highest judicial post in the U.S. Under his the court struck down segregated laid down the rule of man-one and greatly expanded the rights of the accused in criminal cases. Tributes came swifly for the man whose years on the court Lougheed to visit city Premier Peter Lougheed plans to make a major health care announcement affecting Lethbridge hospitals July 19 during a visit to the city. Mr. Lougheed and Health Minister Neil Crawford will tour Lethbridge Municipal and St. Michael's hospitals before making the The Herald has learned. It is believed the announce- ment has to do with a major provincial health study on duplication of Lethbridge hospital services. were marketf which included demands for his impeachment. President who often was at odds with Warren in years as California politicians and who criticized many of his court saluted him as partisan for Chief Justice Warren named by Nixon to succeed Warren and steer the court toward construc- of the said contribution was large Rosa the black seamstress whose refusal to give up her seat to a white man started the Montgomery bus have lost a great friend to With him at his death were his and the young- est of their three Mrs. Stewart Bien. The War- rens also had two sons. Warren served as chief jus- tice from 1953 to 1969 after a political career in which he served 11 years as governor of California and twice sought the Republican nomination for president. N-blast report Norway The Soviet Union apparently carried out an underground nuclear test explosion officials at the Norsar. Seismological Observatory said. Brief relief Seven-year-old Robin Stauth finds a cool spot in Ontario Place's water play area for relief from Toronto's hot and humid weather. The weather in Southern by is projected to be mild and showery for the next couple of days. of cover-up efforts WASHINGTON On the crucial issue of President Nixon's involvement in the payment of Watergate hush there are differences in the versions of presidential transcripts published by the House of Representatives judiciary committee and by the White House. The judiciary re- leased has Nixon saying that payment of hush money would be The White House version con- tains no such statement. The judiciary version quotes Nixon as during a dis- cussion of Watergate con- spirator Howard Hunt's de- mand for for Christ's sake get it. The White House version deleted the for Christ's At another after Nix- on was told that former at- torney-general John Mitchell and campaign aide Frederick LaRue knew of Hunt's demands for the judiciary version quotes the president as saying do The White House version casts Nixon's words as a they intend to do Iralda I on an exchange mission. Your lives for ours.' Classified........28-32 Comics............34 g Comment...........4 8 Family..........37-40 Local Markets...........18 Sports...........25-27 g Theatres............7 g Weather............3 LOW TONIGHT HIGH THURSDAY THUNDER SHOWERS. These' references to hush money were made in meetings March the day Nixon says he rejected the idea of paying for Hunt's .silence. Later that LaRae allegedly delivered a final payment to Hunt's lawyer. Britain to build own reactor LONDON The gov- ernment has decided that Britain should press on with its own heavy-water nuclear reactor system rather than adopt a U.S. system. Britain and Canada would co-operate in the British development. Energy Minister Eric Varley said in the Commons today that the British and Canadian governments see great advantage in full co- operation on heavy-water pressure-tube He added that Kingdom nuclear organizations and the electricity boards will start discussing co-operation with their Canadian counterparts Price index takes jump By BUD JORGENSEN OTTAWA A 1.3-per- cent increase during June jn the consumer price index has pushed the index to its largest 12-month increase in 23 Statistics Canada reported to- day. The June level was 11.4 per cent higher than it was in 1973. Not since the -Korean when the index went up by 11.8 per cent between and has there been a larger 12-month increase. Higher costs for trans- portation and housing ac- counted for a major share of the June increase. j' During the last two months the consumer price index has gone up by three per cent as prices of food and petroleum products have climbed sharp- ly higher. In June the largest contrib- utors to the gain in the index were higher prices for fresh restaurant fuel oil for homes and gasoline for cars. Compared with a year the largest price increases were for food. The index for restaurant meals was up by 20.7 per cent and for food eaten at home 16.7 per cent. The next largest year-over- year changes were increases of 11.6 per cent in the private transportation index and 11.5 per cent in the household oper- ation index. Both these index changes reflect higher costs for petroleum products. Major price changes during June included an increase of more than nine per cent ior fresh produce. The average 'restauraftE went up by 2.1 per cent. Fuel oil prices rose by an average 3.2 per cent in June and gasoline prices by 4.5 per cent. FOOD COSTS MORE The food index grew by 1.2 per cent in June and there was a similar increase in the hous- ing index. The transportation index was up by 1.9 per cent. The consumer price index is based on-a 1967 survey of fam- ily spending patterns and weights of. major component indexes 25 per 31 per 11 per tran- 15 per and other 18 per cent. The increase in produce price in June more than offset declines in prices of pork and eggs. Sugar prices rose by an average 3.5 per cent and prices of many products con- taining sugar also went up. Home ownership costs went up by 1.3 per cent as purchase mortgage rates and re- pair costs were higher. Rents were 1.1 per cent higher. Appliance prices were up by an average 2.3 per cent and furniture prices 1.2 per cent. The housing index was 8.8 per cent above the level of a year ago. This includes both basic shelter costs and household operation costs and the 11.5-percent gain in the household operation index was partly offset by a gain of 7.1 per cent in the shelter com- ponent. This was. one of the lowest year-over-year increases among components of the all-items index. Shoe sales tax removal certain OTTAWA The 12- percent federal sales tax on clothing and shoes is expected to be removed even before the government presents a new budget to finance department sources said today. The tax cut was one measure in the government's May 6 which was later defeated in the Commons in the that brought on the July 8 election. Sources said the delay in ap- plication of the tax has caused gross distortion in the in- dustry as manufacturers hold shipments until the tax cut takes effect. The tax could be removed by cabinet later to be approved by Parliament as an item in the new budget. Finance Minister John Turner and Prime Minister Trudeau said during the elec- tion campaign that their defeated budget would be re- introduced if the Liberals won the election. Portugal faces leadership crisis LISBON President Antonio de Spinola sought to patch' together a new coalition gpvernmgnt.-today amid fep'qris-'fepia's asked Premier Adelino da Palma Carlos to withdraw his resignation. Palma Carlos and four other ministers resigned taking the centre out of the centre-left government and bringing on the worst political crisis since Spinola came to 10 weeks ago. Gen. Francisco da Costa chief of staff and a member of the Spinola-led military confirmed reports of the possible return of Palma Carlos. Political sources said Spinola has given Palma Carlos 24 hours to reconsider. Palma Carlos quit after the state the president's advisory refused to widen his authority suf- he said. __ He was followed out of of- fice by Vice-Premier Fran- cisco sa Economics Minister Vasco Vieira de the defence Lt.-Col. Mario Fir- mino and Interior Minister Joaquim Jorge Ma- galhaes Mota. All are consid- ered moderates. Wiener shortage threatens city Seen and heard About town Jake Hendricks suggesting wife Annette is frequently grumpy Service station attendant Bill Christman ver- bally dressing down a stub- born radiator hose on an English jalopy. A shortage of wieners is showing up right smack in the middle of the picnic season. Major stores in Lethbridge say they haven't been hit by a shortage of wieners and dther summer resulting from the shutdown of eight Alberta packing but corner stores aren't holding up as well. A spokesman for Safeway said his store has no shortage of summer such as luncheon wieners and smoked sausages. The chain store is able to buy in large quantities. He said his store doesn't have products made by Swift Canadian or Canada Packers but the store does have some Bums Foods products. Most of the store's supply is coming from out of province. The meat comes from Gainers. Intercontinental and he said. A spokesman for L-Mart said his company gets its supply from the same sources as Safeway. no shortage we can get he said. But the small neighborhood stores are feeling the pinch. Walter owner of Regal Grocery Store on 6th said he has enough for one day. On his shelf are six packages of Burns five packages of Intercontinental luncheon meats and three sausages. that is gone I don't know what I'll Mr. Quan said. Lougheed not about to jump into federal politics The Herald carried a story Tuesday by Cleo the paper's stating that Premier Lougheed is learning French in .readiness for entering national politics and forecasting that he would seek and get the national PC leadership following Mr. Stanfield's early resignation. Herald political reporter Al after numerous talks with people close to disputes that. Here ie Ms analysis. By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed appears in no hurry to jump into the federal political and with good say colleagues and observers. Most common estimate of the earliest he might make the leap is two to three years into second mandate as premier of the nation's energy province. He probably won't ask for that mandate until next June. Only a legitimate national would move the premier to that they say. Aides claim that considerable pressure will be exerted on the premier to throw his youthful hat into the federal leadership ring if Robert Stan- field steps down in the near future. But they say he will resist those pressures to meet his commitments in Alberta. Mr. Lougheed has said those commitments mean two terms as premier but has left his options ope.i after that. In any he would face immense problems tackling a leadership contest now. timing of this particular thing is ab- solutely said one western observer. he goes federal he is in a sense giving up everything he said had to be done in Alberta. would have to be made an 'offer he can't refuse' he is going to have to be drafted. Without a legitimate draft coming from the rest of there is no way he will be able to make this observer said. Mr. Lougheed has no national base of support. He is in the midst of a confrontation on energy with the federal government which has caused what popularity he has in the East to for the moment. And he has the graphic lesson of three-time loser Robert Stanfield before him. Mr. Lougheed must be vividly aware that Mr. former premier of Nova is latest proof of the theory that premiers don't become prime ministers in Canada. Lougheed is extremely a premier has never become a prime minister of this said an eastern observer. A French publisher said Mr. Lougheed would have been very attractive to eastern particularly youthful last fall. Before the oil he could have been prime this publisher said. Another French editor said Mr. Lougheed was one of the few PC's who has something to offer the national leadership. he would have a hell of a job selling himself because he is a relative Several eastern observers agree the energy confrontation has hurt his chances. One theory is that his popularity as strong leader will clknb as the energy crisis eases but eastern voterS'are now upset by his One source said an opinion poll carried out two-and-a-half months ago showed a in the premier's popularity in Ontario as a potential federal leader. While the poll was carried out by possible Ontario Premier Bill the source Mr. Lougheed's organization has used the results to argue against any early bid for the leadership. personal feeling is that he won't seek it for three years after a provincial elec- a friend of the premier said. The second term is considered mandatory to prove the premier a seasoned and consistent per- former. Into that the rules of the game may change. The pressure to run might be all the greater. Peter might succumb to the pressures at that said one colleague. Another said discussions of federal leadership politics actually bored the for now. He is busy leading the province at a crucial time in its responsible to the people for the best use of some of the world's largest energy reserves. is a hell of a fight going this of- ficial said. haven't got time to think about things like one member of the Alberta legislature who keeps his eye on such matters estimated a per cent chance at this stage he will jump for the Those arguing for his early candidacy say opportunities must be grasped in politics when they arise. They argue that another chance might not appear for the for up to a that he would be foolish to wait for an elusive ideal moment to drop in his lap. .if ;