Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 THE IETHBRIOCE HEftAtD Thursday, July It, 1973 News in brief Bank raids studied OTTAWA (CP) Manpower Minister Robert Andras told the Commons Wednesday he is in- vestigating charges that the Unemployment Insurance Com- mission (UIC) is raiding the bank accounts of persons who received more benefits from the commission than they should. "I am investigating this whole practice to see what should be he told Terry O'Connor "I want to refer to the act to see what the powers and obliga- tions are. I do not condone the practice and if there is any way to change that policy, I intend to do so." Nuclear tests today? PARIS (Reuter) France may start its nuclear tests in the South Pacific this afternoon, the French state radio France Inter reported today. The radio said toe testing might begin this afternoon, Paris time, or this morning at the test site on Mururoa Atoll. Admiral Christian Claverie, commander of the test oper- ations in French Polynesia, hai left his headquarters in Tahiti for the test area. The radio said this was a sig- nal that the controversial tests may be starting. French defence ministry offi- cials declined to comment on the report. Union talks, under tvay TORONTO (CP) Negotia- tions between United Auto Workers (UAW) and General Motors of Canada Ltd. and Ford Motor Co. of Canada Ltd. opened Wednesday, with the un- ion presenting its list of propos- als for the 1973 contract. UAW representatives mel representatives of the automak- ers at two separate hotels. No discussions of the issues took place in an effort to allow company negotiators time to ex- amine the list of formal propos- als presented by the UAW. Inflation conference OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment is considering con- vening an international confer- ence on inflation, External Af- fairs Minister Mitchell Sharp said Wednesday. He told the Commons he has discussed the subject with Fi- nance Minister John Turner, who will attend an internationa] monetary conference in Wash- ington July 30-31. "This is a problem which is not confined to any one country. It is worldwide and is con- i Mr. Sharp said. Paper shorage next SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Beu- tsr) Already faced with an energy crisis and a gasoline crisis, Americans' apparently must prepare for yet anohter time in paper. The dwindling supply of office paper was noted in California earlier this week when Los An- geles County supervisors were warned that if the shortage con- tinues tbsre, the county's abiliy to administer taxes and welfare and hold elections will be threatened. And here in the state capital Wednesday, the state govera- Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Windsor, Out Claire Tap- son, 68, retired women's editor of Windsor Star, after a brief illness. Baker, 67, American-born singer, of a heart condition. Kabul-Gen. Abdul Ali Shah, Afghanistan army commander meat's paper buyer, Barley Raymond, predicted bad times ahead for the state, which uses about tons of office paper a year. The problem, said Raymond, lies with fewer modern milfe having to produce more paper while older polluting mills were being closed down. He estimates 40 paper mills have dosed down throughout the United States in recent years. He said suppliers blamed the shutdowns on tough, new environmental standards. loyal to King Mohammed Zahir Shah, reported to have been ex- ecuted by Lt. Gen. Mohammed Daud Khan, brother-in-law to the king. Joseph Jean, 83, a former fedeal Liberal cab- inet minister, Privy Councillor and retired Quebec Superior Court judge, after a long ill- Food Prices Commission de Review surveillance du prix Board des produrts alimentaJres PUBLIC SUBMISSIONS The Food Prices Review Board was establ'shed by Order in Council on May 25, 1973, with res- ponsibility to inquire into the causes of price increases in any class of food products. The Board invites written submissions from Or- ganizations, Associations and individuals wish- ing to provide information relating to its inquiry. When lengthy submissions are anticipated, par- ticularly from Organizations and Associations, the Board would appreciate advance notice of the intention to submit, with an approximate in- dication of the expected date of completion. Submissions, inquiries and other correspondencs should bs addressed Secretary, Food Prices Review Board, PO. Box 1540, Station OTTAWA, KIP 5ZS Free ride for Fido Nineteen horsemen who travelled about 300 miles to attend Edmonton's Klondike Days this week had company part of the way from a mutt who mooched a ride. Canada makes its decision on auto pollution control By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The federal gov- ernment has made its long- awaited decision on how far Canada should go with th United States in controlling au- tomobile pollution. And the decision could mean savings In cost and maint- enance for buyers of 1976 model cars. Environment Minister Jack Davis Wednesday confirmd that the federal ministers con- cerned with the issue of au- tomobile emission controls had met Wednesday noon and had come to a final decision. The ministers involved were Environment Minister Davis and Transport Minister Jean tfarchand, the two ministers directly responsible, along with! Energy Minister Donald Macdo-i nald and Industry Minister Alastair Gillespie. j Mr. Davis refused to reveal i lie in a joint statement with what the decision was. He said the details would be made pub- JACK DAVIS Transport' Minister Marchand later this week. It is expected Ottawa has de- cided to go only half way down the automobile potoltkm control road with the U.S. Canada would implement the 1975 control regulations but would not implement the more stringent 1976 proposed regu- lations. This would mean that most Canadian 1976 cars would not need the add-on catalytic con- verters. This in turn would mean less need to convert to lead-free gasolines, a lower capital cost for the cars, and likely less pen- alty in. gasoline mileage and less maintenance cost. The argument behind Can- ada's expected decision is that the cleaner air produced by the 197g emission controls is not worth the added cost and in- creased use of fuel. Protest boat awaits word WELLINGTON, N.Z. (Reuter The O'aso. New Zealand's nuclear protest frigate, is awaiting orders from Well- ington to take up position just outside the French territorial 12-mile limit around the Mu- ruroa test area of the South Pa- cific. The news came from the New Zealand Press Association's I special correspondent, David Barber, aboard the 2.400-ton frigate, which has been defying the Frfench inside tfasir "for- bidden zone" for the last eight days. There is no news of the whereabouts of the Fri, a pri- vate American anti-nuclear test protest schooner, and its crew of 13 more than 24 hours after it was towed away from the zone a French navy vessel Wednesday. .New Zealand has sent a note to France about the New Zea- landers aboard the Fri. Prime Minster Norman Kirk told a news conference today he sent the note to the French am- bassador here, Christian de Nicolay. Stranded in Cuba Calgary man to be freed By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Oalgary North MP Eldon Woollianis said Wednesday External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp has given him to understand that a young Oalgary man held in Cuba will be released within a day or two. Mr. Woolliams wrote Mr. Sharp on Monday and spoke with him Wednesday appealing to the minister to do all possible to get tha release of 21-year-old Michael Chappell who has been stranded or held in Cuba since late June. "I was going to raise the matter in the House of Com- mons, but decided not to in fear of making it a political issue, perhaps annoying the Cubans and in fact delaying Mr. Chap- Let them eat Alpo says Marg OTTAWA (CP) Poor people might be better off eating dog food instead of the so-called cheap types of meat, says Marg Harding, president of the Na- tional Anti-Poverty Organ- ization. Here for a meeting with Beryl Plumtre of the food prices re- view board, Mrs. Hartling said in an interview that poor people are forced to pay high prices for non-nutritious the sit- uation is becoming worse. She produced the results Wednesday of laboratory sur- veys carried out last spring on brand-name wieners and dog foods. Swift Canadian swiners, which sold for 89 cents a pound, contained 12.1 per cent protein. Kal Kan dog food, selling for about 38 cents for slightly less than one pound, contained 14.1 per cent protein and only 18.8 per cent fat. Fktebsrs Wieners, at 89 cents a pound, contained 12.5 per cent protein and 28.2 per cent fat. while Maple Leaf cents a 12.4 per cent protein and 31 per cent fat. All four brands averaged more than 55 per cent water. The two other dog foods, Dr. BaQard's and Husky, contained 5.6 per cent protein and 6.5 per cent protein respectively while averaging less than five per cent fat. A second survey concerned ground beef and hamburger. Despite federal laws which al- low a fat content of only 30 par cent in ground or minced beef, the three samples averaged 37.2 per cent fat. Advertised as ground beef, they averaged 15.6 per cent pro- tern, with the lowest proten con- tent only 136 per cent The average prce frr the beef was 79 cents a pound. Mrs. Hartlin said she doesn't think that merely publicizing some of the practices of the marketing of the roles of the' review going to put more food into the mouths of our children." Mrs. Hartlin wants the fed- eral government to develop bet- ter means of controlling testing food quality and she feels that the food industry could "go a long way towards policing it- self." "People must demand this quality. They've just got to get up and demand it of the food industry. We're entitled to a lot better than that" Three leathers. The light fantastic. What improves the liglit, gentle taste of a lour year old whisky Blending it with the mellow smoothness of an eight year old. And only Three Feathers does it. Sip the light fantastic. pell's said the Pro- gressive Conservative MP. "But t did speak to Mr. Sharp privately about it and urged him to do-all bs could to solve ELDON WOOLLIAMS any problems and speed up procedures. I gathered from him that he thought Mr. Chap- pell would be free within a day or said Mr. Woolliams. Mr. Chappell landed up hi Cuba after leaving Key West, Florida, in a small boat with three American friends heading for Mexico. The boat ran out of gas and, after landing in Cuba to refuel, they bit a reef and had to be towed back by a Cu- ban gunboat. Since then, apparently, the Cubans have refused to release them until hotel and bills for the repair of their boat are paid. Mr. Chappell's father in Cal- gary, Peter Chappell, has charged that Canadian officials in Cuba and external affairs de- partment personnel in Ottawa are doing little to help his son out of bis plight. Ottawa officials have denied the charges, pointing out that while it might be a bewildering experience for the young man it isn't an unusual occurence and getting the mess sorted out is basically a case of routine pro- ceedings and technicalities. Rules tighten OTTAWA (CP) Exporters of iron and steel scrap will have to prove they own it and that Canadian industry doesn't want to buy it before they will be able to get export permits un- der new regulations by the de- partment of industry, trade and commerce. Under the regulations, an- nounced Monday, all approved expert permits for shipment after Aug. 1 are cancelled. Ex- porters must apply for new per- mits, proving if required, that the scrap is not wanted by Ca- nadian industry and that they have legally acquired posses- ska. "Iron and steel scrap had been subject to export control for many years, but since sup- ply has been adequate, permits have generally been freely the department said in a news release. "However, during recent months heavy demand for steel throughout (he world lias greatly increased pressure on Canadian scrap supply. This pressure now has been in- tensified by the recent imposi- tion by the United States of con- trols on the export of scrap from that country." Weather and road report SUNRISE SUNSET H LPre Lethbridge.....77 49 Pincaer Creek 78 44 Medicine Hat 76 56 Edmonton......72 SO Grande Prairie 73 47 Banff..........76 46 Calgary......... 70 SO 82 50 Penticton.......90 62 Prince George 83 47 Kamloops......94 64 Vancouver .......79 57 Saskatoon.......67 43 65 48 .02 Winnipeg.......68 46 .03 Toronto........81 55 Ottawa..........83 60 Montreal........81 61 St. 74 .01 Charlottetown 67 .36 Fredericton.....80 .05 Chicago........87 76 New York........88 69 89 76 Los Angeles.....80 60 .....104 79 90 66 Paris........... 72 61 London 70 57 Berlin........... 72 54 Phoenix, Rome Amsterdam.....63 61 Moscow.........79 66 Tokyo..........84 73 Mexico City......75 55 FORECAST Lethbridge, Medicine Hat Sunny today. Highs 80-85. Lows 5540. Sunny Friday. highs 83-90. Calgary Sunny today. Highs near 80. Lows near 55. Sunny Friday, highs near 85. Columbia, KOotenay To- day and Friday. Sunny and warm. Highs from 85 to 95. Overnight lows 45 to 55. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Hot today and Friday. Scatter- ed thunderstorms south portion this afternoon and evening and over the west and south por- tions Friday afternoon. Highs today 83 to 95. Lows tonight 55 to 65. Highs Friday 90 to 100. West of Continental Divide- Hot today and Friday. Scatter- ed thunderstorms extreme south this afternoon and eve- ning and all sections Friday afternoon. Highs today 85 to 95. Lows tonight 50s. Highs Fri- day 90 to 100. THE ASHLAND FARM SCRAPER For moving dirt, levelling land with yovr farm trac- tor. Available in 414 or yard sin at GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Cwtft rSflhwar Bm 1202 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Madeod is in progress. All remaining highways in good driving condition. Highway 1 reported bare and drv. Widening of one mile section of Highway No. 3 east of Port PORTS OP ENlftY (Opening acd Closing Aden I un. to 5 P.O.; Ctrwiy 6 t-m. to midnight; Chief Mmnrtaia 7 a m. to 10 p.m.; Coutts 24 hours; Del Bonita 8 am, to 9 p.m.; Singsgate 21 boors; PortMl Ryterts 8 am. to midnight; Wild Horse 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Logan Pass 7am to 10 p m Open Jam l. RaoseviBe 8 a.m. to mkhngljt.