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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Crown boards will be opened up PREMIER BARRETT Petroleum revenues increase EDMONTON (CP) Alberta government revenue from the safe of petroleum and natural gas rights during the second quarter of this year increased by afewjst million compar- ed with the same period in 1972, tiie mines and minerals depart- ment said yesterday. The department, in a news release, said the sale of crown rentals and royatlies during the April 1 to June 30 period this year realized million compared with million in 1972. of crown reserves made up million of the total compared with million last year with rentals providing another million this year compared with million in 1972. Revenue from royalties took the largest jump, to lion tins year compared million last year. mil- with Wreckage not yet cleaned up EDMONTON (CP) The wreckage of a cargo aircraft that crashed a few miles south- east of the city last winter should soon be cleaned up, says Glen Garvin, public relations director for Pacific Western Airlines. One salvage company took most of the wreckage, leaving only the fuselage section and bits of scrap metal which have VANCOTTVKR (CP) The Bsards of directors of all of British Columbia's Crown cor- porations will be opened within a year to include representa- tives from, local communities, unions and business, Premier Dave Barrett told the New Democratic Parly's national convention TTiursday. He told delegates, to loud applause, that be intended to try to prevent the province's growing participation in the economy of B.C. from becoming another form of "inhuman and remote" private enterprise. "It's not my intention to re- PRANK DESCRIBED AS 'DIRTY TRICK' WASHINGTON (AP) Some- body called the chairman of the Senate Watergate committee Thursday to say the White House would provide tape recordings the committee ea- gerly wants. But the call turned out to be a hoax and the chair- man allowed that he thought it was a "right dirty trick." The nationally televised prank came as the afternoon session of the Senate Watergate hearing opened. The committee chair- man, Senator Sam Ervin (Dem. announced that Treasury Secretary George P. Shultz had telephoned to say, the com- mittee could have the presiden- tial tapes and that President Nixon would meet with Ervin next week to discuss procedures for turning them over. It was a hoax. Ervin said he got a mid-day telephone caH from a man who identified himself as Secretary of the Treasury George P. Shultz, and who said the presi- dent was prepared to release tapes the committee is seeking. He said, he assumed it was the real Shultz, but it wasn't. Ervin said he found that out later, after the White House said it knew nothing of such a decision. The real Shultz then told Er- vin he was not the man who telpboned. It was a bizarre turn in a bearing about bugging. Some people think the telephone is the instrument of the devil Ervin said.- Investment bill clears hurdle and been contracted to another firm. Five crew members about 90 bead of cattle died when the Boeing 707 crashed into a gravel pit while land- ing during a buzzard. A spokesman for the minis- try of transport, which investi- gated the said final re- sults of the inquiry would not be known for some time. Tne flight recorder was des- troyed in UK fire that followed the crash, making the investi- gation more difficult. PM considers trip to drum up business OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment foreign investment re- view bill was passed with a col- lective sigh of relief by the Commons finance committee Thursday night and sent back to the House for third-reading consideration. The committee has been hold- ing hearings on fee bill since May. Thursday night's was the 44th on the legislation which would set up a review agency to regulate foreign investments and takeovers. Trade Minister Alastair Gfl- lespie (banked the committee for their "heavy investment in time" on the bill, and com- mittee vice-chairman Harold Herbert (L-Vaudreuil) said he was pleased the committee bad completed its work. A provision of the bill would allow the government to seize company books and records of longest gas pipeline under study TEHRAN (AP) Western European countries were warned today that in order to avoid a fuel panic by 1980 they should consider the construction of a gas pipeline from Iran. Doctor Reza Fallah, royal oil adviser and -director of inter- national affairs of the National Iranian Oil said indus- trialized West European coun- tries should "hurry up" in con- sidering the construction of a pipeline from Iran through Tur- key, Greece, Yugoslavia and on to Germany, Italy and France. At a meeting with the foriegn press, Doctor Fallah said stud- ies for construction of the "world's longest gas pipe line" from Iran to Western Europe will be completed by Septem- ber, 1973. The Iranian govern- ment will independently finance the project. Fallah said pollution and acute shortage of crude oil will OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- j eventually persuade the world The Senate report, tabled by chairman John Aird followed months of com- mittee hearings, which included a visit to EEC headquarters in Brussels. Woman marshal dies PARIS, Tex. fAP) DeHa Ashley, 81, believed to be the first woman commissioned a United States deputy marshal, at a Dallas nursing home. AsMcrv comniissJoned in 19% and served eight years in Lemar County. oil. ister Ttudeau told the Commons j Thursday he is "most earnestly considering" a recommendation that he make a European tour to promote trade with the Com- mon Market The recommendation came from Hie Senate foreign affairs committee a week ago in a re- port on relations with the Eu- ropean Economic Community. Mr. Tudean spoke in reply to George Hees Ed- ward who said there is "an urgent need" for such a tour by the prime minister. more S35 inslead firms suspected of proposing il- legal action. The minister and officials said necessary orders for search would only be obtained from judges in extreme cases. Conservative membars charged that seizure of books could cause a great deal of disruption in a company. The committee approved an amendment Thursday night, one of a host proposed during the evening, that decreased the length of time seized documents could be kept by tie govern- ment to 14 from 21 days. Mr. Gillespie said there might be exceptional circumstances where it might be necessary to keep documents for a longer pe- riod. Provision is made in the bill for an extension if neces- sary. He said an attempted fraud by a large corporation could in- volve such massive volume of documentation that there could be a delay in obtaining copies and returning material to the company. Mr. Gillespie said the bill was extremely technical and (be amount of time the committee had devoted to it underlined its importance. The government ir- troduced a 'foreign investment control bill in May, 1972. But it died when the House was dis- solved for last fall's general election. Toe foreign investment re- view bill, introduced Jan. 24, is seen as a much stronger bill than' the 1972 proposal. Mr. Gillespie said he hoped the present bill would receive speedy passage through third reading. The Commons is expected to adjourn for summer recess next week so the biH is not likely to get third reading until fall. TOO DRUNK MONTREAL would- be bandit was chased out of a Montreal bank after he was told be was "too drunk to hold up anything." Police said Pierre Leblanc, assistant branch manager, looked at the man weaving from side to side, then "told him he was too drunk and to get out of the bank." The man left without further discussion. No defects found in Firenza cars place private capitalism with state be said, B.C. will try not to trade one form of bureaucracy for another, the premier added. The province's older Crown Hydro and the B.C. Railway-will be opened up to outside represen- tation, along with the two new Crown agencies created by Mr. Barrett's NDP government in the last few months to run its burgeoning string of forest com- panies. "We intend within the next yqar to challenge the trade un- ion movement to nominate and elect people to sit on the boards of those corporations that they have a share said Mr. Bar- rett. At a news conference later, be said business will also be welcome on the boards. He said that 80 per cent of the BCR's business is with the forest in- dustry. "They're our customers, let them come on the boards." The premier said be borrowed partly from France, where he visited the Renault plant near Paris in May at which assem- bly-line workers have some say in the company's operations, and from Germany, where be said a .form of industrial de- mocracy has been law since 1945. DIFFERENT APPLICATION in B.C. the idea has been given a different application. He told reporters that in some of the pulp mills which B.C. now owns, Hie work force turns over at an annual rate of 25 or 30 per high to allow for continuity in some form of shop-floor factory control. "We're not at the point of having industrial democracy in this be replied to a question about whether B.C. was implementing the old "an- archo-syndicalist" theories of tile International Workers of the World. "We don't even have a stable work he said. "Tbere'd be no continuity." Premier Barrett also ac- knowledged the problem of two rival pulp and paper unions in B.C. in trying to get union rep- resentation on the boards of the two Crown corporations running B.C.'s pulp mills at Prince Ru- pert, Castlegar and Ocean Falls. "There's union inter-necine warfare. I can't understand it, but It's there. We're not going to interfere." Mr. Barrett said the idea is only a concept, but it should be implemented within a year. He wouldn't outline bow outside di- rectors would be chosen, whether by election or govern- ment appointment, and what proportion of the seats on the board they would, get. "It's a concept we've agreed to as a government. We hope to do it within a year." Hog prices vault as lid lifted My 30, INI UTHMIDOf HMAlD 17 OTTAWA (CP) A three- ity, causing owner aggravation month investigation has not re- and vealed any defect in_design orj The department said it has than 300 le'crs from Firenza construction of the Firenza au- j received more tcmobile that would affect compamts safe operation, the transport de- owners since a detailed invesft- partroent said Thursday. Its study of the General Mo- tors' car showed that while no safety-related defects were re- vealed in the problem-plagued auto, the quality of work- manship at the production level "appeared to be inferior to that to which Canadian motorists have become accustomed." The investigation a'so snowed that servicing for the British- built car by some dealers "may have been of questionable gation of the car began in ApriL One of their major complaints was fee car's tow trade-in value. But owner abuse and failure to follow the manufac- turer's servicing requirements were often responsible for early vehicle failures, the report safc An estimated have been so'd in Canada in the two years, prior to General Motor's decision to discontinue the model JOLEBT, HI. The price of hogs .jumped to record highs Thursday after ceilings were lifted by the United States government, but the hogs brought to market dropped to almost half the normal number as breeders apparently waited for even higher prices. Prices vaulted as much as a hundredweight as sellers re- acted to President Nixon's lift- ing the price ceiling on all meat products but beef. Beef processors, meanwhile, complained that they were get- ting UK short end of the deal by being kept under a freeze while other meats are allowed to rise and cattlemen are under no controls. 'Packers were buying at a price they couldn't make any money on until the freeze was said B. Outlaw, head >uyer for a plant at Kinston, N.C., where pprk prices rose a hundred-weight. "Now we're going to continue to have high irkss because there is such a shortage of hogs." Chip Bolger, secretary of the Chicago-Joliet Livestock Mar- keting Centre, traced the short- age to the cost increase of soy- beans and corn. "In April and May, bog grow- ers thought it was better to sell their grain ratber than buy fee- der be said. "This is an unprecedented situation hi the industry awl it will take an- other six months to notice Ibe fan force of it." Greece sizzles ATHENS (API A scorching beat wave swept Greece yes- terday, drying up water mains in most of its key cities. In the capital, the iiwtcuiy soared to 113 degrees. In northern Greece, the weather office said, it was the hottest day recorded HI the last SO SHOP THESE SPECIALS AND SAVE there's MORE to love at FREE DELIVERY It TONITE and SATURDAY July 20th and 21st THESE SPECIALS IN EFFECT ONLY AT CENTRE VILLAGE IGA LETHBRIDGE WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO UMIT QUANTITIES Prices in effect until closing Saturday, July 21st WE HONOR ALL COMPETITORS' FOOD COUPONS CHUCK SUGAR STEAKS TOMATO SOUP ft: AYLMER...........................................10.fl.oz. tin. BEANS "Mi PORK fi J SI GLEN M. V Jb EVAP.MILK A: gQc TOP VALU.................................... 16-fl. or. tins Wif .1 CROSS RIB ROASTS TABLERITE CANADA GRADE A, STEER BEEF....... SIDE BACON .19 DEVON. BY THE CHERRIES B.C. Canada No. 1 20 Ib. case 8. LETTUCE 2149' CANADA NO 1BC....... ORANGES 5 i 7Qc VALENCIAS Chaiee ____________________________ %F BATHROOM TISSUE SILK WHITE .............................................8 roll COFFEE CAKES ;