Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Lethbrukje Herald VOL. LXVI No. 186 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, JULY TEN CENTS TWO SECTIONS 24 PAGES Strom has no plans to resign House seat MEDICINE HAT Former Premier Harry Strom has dismissed speculation that he will resign his Cyp- ress seat to give Social Credit Party Leader Werner Schmidt another chance to get a seat in the Alberta legislature. Mr. Strom who returned Wednesday from a month- long to Europe, was commenting on speculaSen in southern Alberta political circles that he would step down to- give Mr. Schmidt a chance in a byelection. Mr. Schmidt, who won the leadership race after Mr. Strain resigned as.party leader, finished second in a five-way race in the Calgary Foothills byelection last month. The former premier said he does not believe Mr. Schmidt's leadership was seriously undermined by bis tyelection defeat. Mr. Strom said Mr. Schmidt has confi- dence and support." Hectic ride With till four hooves off the ground, this bueker is all business as he tries to un- seat his mount in the bareback riding competition Thursday evening. About people took in the first-night rodeo action from the exhibition grandstand. Cowboys struggled through the dvst in "bareback and saddle bronc, bull calf roping, wild horse and chuckwagon races and othsr events. The rodeo continues today and Saturday at 8 p.m. Attendance hits mark Rodeo attracts fair crowds At the fair Attendance 1973 Monday..........10.949 Tuesday........1L561 Wednesday Friday Saturday......... TOTALS 1972 14.948 21.935 record 13.280 C64) 17.540 C69) ('73) 16.740 20.738 C66) (71) S8.793 C71) Calendar FRIDAY Youth Day p.m. Skydivers 8 p.m. Grandstand Show: rodeo and chuckwagos races. Fashion show, Youngstreet Coffeehouse p.m. Youth dance, Exhibition Pavilion, music by Moses tnidalgnt exhibits close 2 a.m. Casino closes SATURDAY Family Day 9 Gates opeu 11 Food For You, Kiddies' Zoo, Livestock Display, Kaleidarts open Noon YoUtharama building, midway, Casino, Beer Garden, all exhibits open. p.m. Post time, thoroughbred racing and pan-mulud betting. Inside Classified 29-23 Comics........18 Comment...-- 4 District........3 Family........ 16 Joan Waterfield Local News Markets is Sports 10, n Theatres .9 Travd 24 TV..........5-9 Weather........2 Workshop 15 LOW TONIGHT 09, HIGH SAT. tt; SUNNY, HOT Attendance for the first four days of this year's Whoop-Up Days is running more than ahead of 1971 when fair- gosrs took in tbe six-day festivi- ties. Thursday Ladies' day went through tbe turn- stiles, down from last year, and bringing the total so far to However, the total four-day attendance was up from last year's The first nigbt of all-star rodeo action attracted peo- ple to the grandstand, more than tbe combined grandstand Wind? delay N-tests PAPEETE, Tahiti (AP) Winds blowing in tbe di- rection have delayed the start of the controversial French 'nu- clear tests until Sunday at least usually well-informed sources said. The sources said the tests were to have started Thursday at tbe Muroroa Atoll but were put off because there was no east-southeast" wind pattern to carry fallout into uninhabited regions of tbe Pacific Ocean. At least 11 French navy ships patrolled tbe area around Mu- ruroa, steaming between the Otago and tbe coral atoll to keep tbe frigate from coming closer. Later, low clouds closed in and a 29-mile wind whipped the ocean. attendance for the first three nights this week. fit proves this town -goes for r o.d e commented Doug Shackleford, vice president of the exhibition association. He said the crowd was "excellent for the first night." Bettors at the fourth day of horse racing placed in wagers at the pari-mutuel wick- ets. A Dixieland ensemble, com- posed of seven members of the Big Band, entertained the rodeo audience with some easy, swing- ing jazz before the show. Thursday's weather was par- feet for visiting the exhibition grounds and taking in the show. Temperatures reached into the during the day. while the evening was comfortably cool. Business at the midway, the concessions and tbe exhibits war brisk. Some very cool people at the fair in tbe afternoon and eve- ning were members of tbe Letb> bridge Amate'ur Swimming Club who were raising money with a dunk tank. Response from the crowds was enthusiastic, but no one'tossed more balls and dunked more swimmers than Brian Worrell of Lethbridge who spent about in two hours. "Well, it beats those midway Mr. Worrell said. "It's lot of fun and I know the Rail union prepares for strike money's going for a.decent cause." He said he once spent at a dunk tank in Winnipeg, but doubts that he'll beat that rec- ord here. The money raised will be used to send three dub mem- bers to compete in tbe national swimming championships in Quebec, and fo rotter club acti- vities. N. of Stirling was the winner of tbe Kinsmen's daily bicycle draw. The Jay- cees bad a little trouble giving away their daily Toe name on the winning ticket was Ken of 622 5th St. S., Letn- bridge, and a Coaldale p h o n e number was listed. The Jaycees tried unsuccessfully to contact Mr. Blom. They are confident, however, that they will be able to match up the winner with the money. Plane hijacked TOKYO (Reuter) A Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing 747 with 143 people aboard was hijacked by at least three unidentified men over Amsterdam today, Tbe airliner, bound for Tokyo via Amsterdam and Anchorage, was hijacked shortly after take- off from Amsterdam, JAL offi- cials said. The officials said they be- lieved the hijackers are Pale- stinian guerrillas. Alberta oil plan to protect B.C. By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA If the United States makes it dear it is going ahead with a Trans- Alaska pipeline and a west coast tanker route, Canada will go to the United States with an offer of Alberta oil aimed at protecting the B-C. coast from oil spills, fed- eral Energy Minister Donald Macdonald said Thursday. It is the 'first time that the federal government's thinking along those lines has been verbalized publicly. Several changes in transportation policy suggested Canada would offer, the .United States a supply of enough Alberta oil via the Trans Mountain pipeline to meet full needs, now'and in the future, of the refinery com- plex at Cherry Point, south of Vancouver, Mr. Macdonald re- vealed in an interview outside the Commons. In exchange, Canada would require a U.S. agreement to have the oil tankers take tteir Alaskan oil to more southern ports in California, instead of to the Puget Sound area as now envisioned, he added. This would eliminate the need for the tankers to pass near or through Canadian waters in the Straight of Juan de Fuca, with the inherent high risk of colli- sions and oil spills. In addition, Canada would ask for an agreement to have the oil tankers travel farther away from Canada's west coast than now-envisioned if they went to Puget Sound. This would further minimize the chance of oil spills aging Canada's lengthy coast- line. He noted that Canada-is al- ready supplying the Cherry Point refineries with some Ca- nadian oil via tbe Trans-Moun- tain pipeline. But he explained that ofler -snaily theTuD of lean refineries. This would mean a significant increase in the exports of Canadian petro- leum to tbe Cherry Point area. Mr. Macdonald, in predicting special Canada U.S. meetings once tbe American intentions to proceed with TAPS are noted that such meetings weuH cover not only the Canadian offer but also a number of re- lated points. He did not elabor- ate. Meanwhile, in a related Commons Wednesday gave unanimous consent and then approval to an NDP mo- tion to have tbe Speaker of the Commons "seek an immediate meeting of the Canada United State s Interparliamentary Group, so that Canadian parlia- mentarians can make known to their United States counterparts their views on the movement of Alaskan oil down the west coast of'British Columbia and through tbe Strait of Juan de Fuca." That came after Mr. Macdon- ald told the House that the U.S. state department, not tbe Cana- dian government, is responsible for any lack of information that might have influenced the Unit- ed States Senate to vote in favor of an oil pipeline through Alas- ka. He told tbe Commons be isn't to blame if it took tbe state de- partment 10 days to give the Senate additional information on Canadian policy toward northern oil pipelines. EDMONTON (CP) The four western premiers propose wholesale changes in Canada's transportation policy, including public ownership of the railway roadbeds. The premiers give notice in a brief release today they will ask Prime Minister Trudeau next week for: restatement of part of the National Transportation Act "to clearly place regional economic development as one of the basic objectives of national trans- portation policy." public disclosure of the costs of all modes of trans- portation. of a "west- Nixcii tapes to remain unavailable .B R. W. APPLE JR. "New York Times Service WASHINGTON President Nixon has decided not to give Senate investigators access to the tape recordings of his per- sonal and telephone conversa- tions with Watergate suspects in 1972 and 1973, a White House official said Thursday. Ronald L. Ziegter, tbe presi- dential press secretary, an- nounced at the Bethesda Naval Hospital, where Nixon is re- cuperating from viral pneumo- nia, that the president would spend the weekend at his re- treat at Camp David, MD., working on a letter to the Sen- ate Watergate Committee about' the tapes. Sttn and About town CWOLLEN lip notwith- standing, Dennis Sheri- dan managing to tell friends that wife Gtenna was not tbe cause Wendy Mura- kami hoping her boyfriend can win her a stuffed toy at tbe fair this year... cowboy John Hester claiming th e Beer Garden is just another watering hole. era transportation evaluation authority" to examine costs and consider' the effect of rates, regulations and facilities on. the regional economy. federal contribution "of comparabl proportions" to tbe costs of all modes of trans- portation. of a new rate-setting procedure mote tile economic of western Canada, worked out by the transportation thority. by the fe government of railway roadbeds and rigbts-of-way. by the fed- eral government of a public roadbed to allow for more com- petition, with different railways using the same tracks. SPEAKS TOR ALL The proposals, agreed to jointly by the four western pre- miers, are to be presented at the Western Economic Oppor- tunities Conference in Calgary. "This will do a great deal to- wards assuring that the western region of Canada reaches its full potential in Confederation for the benefit of all Cana- the premiers said. The premiers' first proposal to overcome transportation in- equities, however, is" for changes in the National Trans- portation Act. "National policy must recog- nize that an efficient and ade- quate transportation system, making the test use of all avail- able modes of transportation, is essential for the economic and social well-being of Canada and its various regions. "National transportation pol- icy must recognize that compe- tition at present acts unevenly between the various regions of Canada and between large and small users of transportation services. The proposed western trans- portation evaluation authority would report to a "western Ca- nadian transportation policy committee" composed of minis- ters of- the four western prov- inces-and of tbe federal govern- policy committee would set regional criteria for deci- sion-making and would identify areas for evaluation and re- S2srch." i Current "export rafl rates" and "statutory grain rates" must be maintained. dfry tceather causes concern MONTREAL ICP) Union are spreading out Poor hay crops worry ranchers ICCS faces money crisis SAIGON (CP) The United Stetes. North and South Viet- nam and thp Cong bars been warned the financial slalus of the International Com- mission of Control and Super- vision (IOCS) win be in jeop- ardy if some money te not forthcoming from them. The ICCS decided today to send this warning after being told there is cr.ly in the hank and will be spent immediately on payment of bills. across Canada today to make final strike plans against major railways, in tbe wake of Thurs- day's meeting here which ap- proved "selective strikes" by eight unions representing 56.000 non-operating railway employ- ees. Richard Smith, chairman of the union negotiating com- mittee, said "it wfll fake a Wife whflp" deterrninr just the regional strikes will begin, They arc JegalJy permitted as of midnight tonight The clreks, porters, mainte- nance, roundhouse and other non-operating workers, who are employees of Canadian Na- tional, CP Rail and nine smaller railways, are seeking a new two-year contract. At issue are wages, job security and WUlLJflff By RIC SW1HART HeraM Staff Writer Near 1930 drought conditions which have contributed to some of tbe poorest bay crops in memory has Pincher Creek- area ranchers in a state of near panic. Tbe unusual and wide- spread lack of moisture throughout of Southern Albsrta. couW. if it continues for another result in disastrous crop kisses for both forage and cereal crops. according to regional district agriculturists. The poor hay crop has hit the Pincher Creek area hard- est because cf a more concen- trated cattle population and a genera] lack of claims area District Agricul- turist Bob Lyons. A telephone survey of area piuuuouis strengthened Mr. Lyons" claim. Charlie RusseH, a Waterton- area rancher who runs about 190 head of cattle, said be got only me quarter of tbe hay crop he harvested in 1972. He said he bas plenty of good grazing land to test the cummer but his hay supply far winter feeding is HnritexJ. Beaver Mines area rancher Louis Barbero said be faces tbe winter months with only a third of his normal bay har- "If we can get some rain to heh) tbe cereal ciops produce more, it win help the situation. Even then, I'm going to cut everything I can. I have to." John Brson, a dairyman near Pincbtr Greek, Mid them is a severe shortage of bay and "the way hay prices are being talked down here we can't afford to feed the stuff to tbe cattle." Provincial Agriculture Min- ister Homer has called the forage supply situation in Southern Alberta critical. He reiterated an earlier-aji- Ttnunced program of a govern- fora sic purchase trfv gram, addling that as sources of forage material are located, farmers and ranchers will be notified through their district agriculturists. He said many idiidjm win have to reduce their cattJe herds if additional forage sup- plies aren't made available shortly. Ranchers, however, are none to pleased with tbe pros- peels of cutting tbeir herds. Mr. comments, M. don't want to get rid oT my cattle or I won't have an in- come next year." Mr. Russell said be would "try anything" before be would consider reducing his herd. Even with the shortage of supplies in Southern Alberta, some hay is being moved Into British Columbia, claims Kir. Russell. He added pressure from Montana buyers is pushing the price of bay up in Southern Al- berta. The agriculture department reported Thursday that al- though supplies of hay are good in Centre! Alberta, sup- plies are rapidly being de- pleted by outside buyers.