Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
LOUGHEED STANDS FIRM ON GAS-PRICING POLICY EDMONTON (CP) Pre- mier Peter Lougheed of Alberta said Friday Alberta is deter- mined to stand firm on its gas- pricing policy which Ontario proposes to challenge in the courts. The premier told a news con- ference that Alberta will not sell Its natural resources below value because, "if we did, in the future we would become a have-not province." He reiterated the govern- ment's view that the two-price system is constitutionally sound. Mr. Lougheed said Premier William Davis of Ontario acted prematurely in suggesting he would launch legal action to prevent Alberta selling its natu- ral gas more cheaply in this province than in the rest of Canada. "If we deem it in the public interest to give a rebate to our citizens similar to homeowner rebates, it is within both the spirit and the letter of the con- stitution." CITES PROPOSED TAX Premier Lougheed said On- ario cannot seriously be con- cerned with the economic as- pects of the proposed two-price system because the Ontario government was prepared to tax its citizens use of all types of energy. He said the Ontario proposal would have cost citizens of that province about a year com- pared with about a year for the Alberta proposal. He also said Ontario had re- ceived the benefit of cheap Al- berta gas for 10 years. In its simplest form, Mr. Lougheed said, the question is "whether jobs should continue to be concentrated in Ontario or new jobs should be pro- vided for Albertans." He said the decentralization of industry that could follow Al- berta's prooosal would benefit all of Canada. NOT SURPRISED Mr. Lougheed told the news conference he was not surprised that Ontario had decided to move on a legal basis to at- tempt to halt Alberta's imple- mentation of the two-price sys- tem. Mr. Davis said Thursday the move to seek a two-price level for natural gas at the well was driving up the cost of gas and petroleum to all Canadian con- sumers. The Ontario premier charged that only a small fraction or the proposed increase would go to the people of Alberta with most of it going to international roleum companies. Mr. Lougheed disagreed with Mr. Davis's suggestion that energy is a national issue. In 1930, said the Alberta premier, the federal government trans- ferred responsibility for energy to the provinces. He said he is sure most alber- tans support his government's position. The LethbruUje Herald VOL. LXVI No. 152 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 1973 PRICE: 15 CENTS SEVEN SECTIONS 76 PAGES Canadian forces stay in barracks Magnet dries up cancer tumors STANFORD, Calif. (AP) A team of scientists says it has developed a small super-conducting mag- net that makes it possible to "dry up" some cancer tumors and repair weakened blood vessels without risky surgery. The Stanford Linear Accelerator Centre scientists said Friday that the magnet already has besn used to destroy a cancer of the tongue, a brain tumor and a tumor afflicting the adrenal gland. It works by shutting off the blood supply that fed the tumors. Ths scientists, headed by Dr. Steven St. Lorent. said they are optimistic the magnet will end risky operations on hard-to-reach tumors fed by a distinct blood supply. They said the magnet, six inches by eight inches, wfll replace a technique now in use to repair an anew- ysm a ballooning, weakened section of a blood vessel. The current method consists of placing iron fil- ings in the ballooned portion ad holding them there with magnet until the blood clots permanently around them, thus strengthening the blood vessel. To be successful, the traditional technique depended on using bar magnets implanted close to the aneurysm. This involved high-risk surgery. "What was needed was a magnet small enough to wheel up to the patient and powerful enough to do the job from outside the said Dr. Robert Rand, a neurosurgeon at the University of California. The scientists developed a small magnet cooled by liquid helium and connected to a helium storage res- ervoir by a vacuum-insulated "umbilical cord." A nio- bium-tin alloy is the superconducting metal and the magnet has an iron core, St. Lorent said. The scientists use ths magnet to hold ferrosilicone, instead of the iron filings in the traditional technique, in place until the blood vessel clots, sealing off the blood supply. Ferrosilicone is an alloy of iron and sili- con. The first human patient was a terminal cancer case, Rand said. "The patient refused surgery, though the cancer on his tongue was very uncomfort- able and made it hard Lo talk. "After ferrosilioone was administered to plug the vessels feeding it, the cancer at once began to shrink tt literally dried up, and he was able to speak Rand said. Wipes away tears Prime Minister Trudeau is moved to tears at investure ceremony at Government House in Ottawa. The prime minister, seated between Mrs. Donald Rohr daughter of Governor-General, and Lady-in-Waiting, Mrs. Carl Losh- man, wipes away lears. Mr. Trudeau cut short his address to recipients and guests attending the presentation of medals honoring acts of bravery by Canadians. SAIGON (CP) Canadian forces with the peace super- visory team in Vietnam have been confined to barracks, ex- cept for essential movements, because of increased risks to their security, senior officials said today. The confining order was is- sued to the 240 or so military personnel shortly after noon lo- cal time Saturday. Canadian military com- mander, Maj.-Gen. Duncan McAlpine told The Canadian Press that he was taking "pru- dent measures to protect the se- curity of our people." His action followed a sharp increase in communist attacks throughout South Vietnam ear- lier in the day and during Fri- day night. McAlpine said he had informed the external af- fairs department i-oughly 45 his action and passed on the information which had prompted his action. All external affairs personnel were expected to be told of the" increased security risk but no extraordinary measures were immediately taken. Canadian sources said that a field team with the Inter- national Commission of Control and Supervision (ICCS) at An N.W.T. future at stake Inside Classified 22-26 Comics........ 28 District 3 Family 16-19 Local News 13, 14 Markets 20, 21 Religion 34-3? Sports......10-12 Entertainment 7 TV 6 Weather........2 LOW TONIGHT 45. HIGH SUNDAY 70; SUNNY YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. (CP) The summer session of the territorial council which starts Monday promises to ar- rive at a watershed of sorts in the political development of the Northwest Territories. One way or another, observ- ers say, the effect of this ses- sion will be felt for a long time, both in the N.W.T. and in Ot- tawa. A year ago the council, united in a common purpose, struck New premier takes oath of office MADRID (Reuter) Admi- ral Luis Carrero Blanco, an archconservative, was sworn in today as Spain's prime minis- ter, taking over the post held by General Franco for more than three decades. A former submarine com- mander, the 70-year-old premier is regarded as Franco's right- hand man. He was appointed vice premier in 1967. He took an oath of allegiance to the 80-year-old Spanish leader, the principles of his Na- tional Movement and to Spain's fundamental laws. The brief ceremony took place befwe Franco at his Prado palace on the outskirts of Madrid. The members of the cabinet were not present. The appointment of a prime minister was made by Franco yesterday after he separated the roles of chief of state and head of government that he has held jointly since coming to power in the 1936-39 Spanish civil Avar. Franco remains chief of state as well as supreme commander of the armed forces and head of the National Movement- Spain's only permitted political organization. As head of state Fanco, can still make laws. But in effect, Admiral Carrero will appoint his own Cabinet, take over the day-to-day running of govern- ment affairs and preside at cab- inet meetings. His term of of- fice is for five years. several blows for the autonomy of the N.W.T., virtually con- trolled from Ottawa. The council lashed out at the growing federal presence in the North, and Jean Chretien, min- ister of northern development, flew to the territorial capital of Yellowknife in an attempt to de- fuse the situation. Northerners in general reac- ted with amazement to the sud- den exercise in power politics from the council, ignored in re- cent years by just about every- one. ACCORD ENDS But then came the winter council session in January this year. Any semblance of unani- mity left from the summer ses- sion disappeared, the council fragmenting into bitter personal attacks. Some members boy- cotted an extra day's sitting. Commissioner Stuart Hodgson forced prorogation in the midst of dissent. Observers say the big ques- tion for the new session is whether members of the council can overcome personal differ- ences and regain some of the initiative seized from the fed- eral government a year ago. In February, six of the elected councillors announced the formation of a political party, the first in the history of the 15-member council. Ten of members are elected and the rest appointed by the federal government. The council has been reduced to 14 because of the resignation of Weldy Phipps, elected mem- ber for the High Arctic, who has left to live in Prince Ed- ward Island. It is understood that Commis- sioner Hodgson will represent the constituency for the session. Loc, 60 miles north of Saigon, had been ordered to go into a sandbagged bunker to protect themselves against heavy artil- lery fire. Sources said some thought had been given to evacuating the two Canadians at the site but reports that three South Vietnamese aircraft had been shot down in the area during the last couple of days dis- couraged the ICCS from send- ing in their own aircraft. Instead personnel at the Viet Cong-surrounded site were ad- vised to go into a nearby bunker and take enough rations for several days. Names of the Canadians at An Loc were not immediately available. The Saigon command has in- dicated that some of its forces have been placed on alert to protect themselves against a possible offensive by the yiet Cong either just before or just after the completion of talks in Paris between North. Vietnam's Le Due Tho and Henry Kissin- ger, President Nixon's national security adviser. McAlpine said the order to re- main in barracks, except for movements required by ICCS duties, applies to Canadian per- isonnel at their ICCS headquar- ters in Tan Son Nhut airport as as those living in down- town Saigon or at ally of the seven regional headquarters or 21 teamsites throughout South Vietnam. He said investigations of al- leged violations of the ceasefire v ould still be carried out by the Canadians if adequate security were guaranteed by the Viet Cbng and SoUih. Vietnamese forces. Sources indicate the Cana- dians were concerned that a possible land grabbng oper- ation might be launched if Kis- singer and Le Due Tho reached an agreement which would deai'y delineate the areas of South Vietnam controlled by the Viet Cong and those held by the Sa'son government. The Canadians are obviously anxious to avoid security risks as farjjs possible since they are from the ICCS by July 31. Vietnam peace talks break off without PARIS f AP) Henry A. Kis- singer of the United States and Le Due Tho of North Vietnam broke off their talks today with- out announcing any agreement to strengthen the Vietnam peace accord. Kissinger and Tho ended the third and final meeting of their current round of talks after 4Vz hours and announced that their deputies will continue the talks Monday. American officials had ex- pressed hope earlier that a document on tightening the Jan. 27 peace agreement would be signed this weekend. The predictions of progress had been further strengthened by reports from an American official that the negotiators were near agreement on a document that, althosgh leaving aside the Cambodian problem, contained a "triangular agree- ment" among the United States, North Vietnam and the South Vietnamese government. The official reporting this said the accord would be "an attempt to explain or bring about the implementation of the existing ceasefire agreement." WOULD NOT SIGN South Vietnamese government sources said President Nguyen Van Thieu would not object to a joint communique, but would not sign a new agreement. Reports from Saigon in- dicated Thieu feels he is being pressured by the Nixon admin- istration and will not accept the document. But U.S. officials in Paris discounted the reports. In Saigon, informed sources said the Saigon government and Washington remain at logger- heads over portions of the docu- ment dealing with geographic areas of control for each side. Saigon's assessment of the Paris talks, it was learned, are that President Nixon has lost his everage on North Vietnam, because of congressional pres- sures and the Watergate bug- ging scandal. Starvation wages for postmasters Vancouver liit again in Air Canada strike and heard About town PACKING plant manager iloss Held falling for Marie Wylic's joke about a mama bull Del Steed admitting that the sugar on his lips was caused by his 10th doughnut. MONTREAL (CP) Air Can- ada machinists were to walk off their jobs in Vancouver at 2 p.m. EDT today in the contin- uing series of rotating 24-hour strikes against the airline, the International Association of Ma- chinists announced. A spokesman for the union representing the machinists said strikes that began Friday afternoon in three New Bruns- wick cities and two Ontario cen- tres will end at 2 p.m. EDT to- day. It will be the second time Air Canada operations in Van- couver have been affected since the machinists started the rotat- ing strikes June 2 with walkouts at Vancouver, Calgary and Ed- monton. Machinists walked off their jobs Friday in Windsor and London in Ontario and at Mon- cton, Fredericton and Saint John in New Brunswick two hours before a similar 24-hour strike by the airline's ma- chinists in Toronto ended. Ten flights were cancelled as a result of the Friday walkouts which occurred as the IAM an- nounced it will not take part in any further contract talks un- less the airline changes its posi- tion on outstanding issues. OTTAWA (CP) Like a child of woe the post office was bandied about in the Commons Friday, scorned on the one side of the House and cherished on the other. Conservatives and New Democrats had straps in hand. The Liberals had plaudits and tender words. Norval Homer ford-Kindersley) accused the post office of paying its rural postmasters starvation wages. He was speaking on a Con- servative motion to restore the post office "to its former ex- cellence." The motion criticized the gov- ernment for cutting back on ur- ban delivery, threatening job security with "a head-long rush to automation" and for closing rural post offices. On the prairies in the winter, the 40 cents rental paid each day to rural postmasters is tacked on the heating b'll "be- fore breakfast with the door opening and said Mr. Horner. The Saskatchewan teacher displayed a public-service poster advertising for a post- mssler at a year in Hoo- Sask. Since the post office must be open 24 hours a week, "that works out to an he said. "In addition, these 24 hours must be spread over 5% days. How many city people would be lied to a job 5M> days a week for the glorious salary of a Mr. Horner said the rental al- lowance of a year works out to 40 cents a day. PAY UNDER MINIMUM He recommended the govern- ment raise the rental allowance to a year and that the salary Ire the minimum wage of the province. In Saskatchewan it is an hour. On the other side of the House, Postmaster-General Andre Ouellet defended his de- partment, while admitting it has had problems. The post office is on ifs way to becoming "a dynamic organ- he said. He denied that the jobs of permanent em- ployees are threatened by auto- mation and mechanization pro- grams. Shades of 'High Noon' in Tory caucus By RICHARD JACKSON Hcra'd Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The shock ex- pressed in some Conservative circles that former prime min- ister Diefenbaker should have defied party leader Stanfield on the bilingualism issue, is baffl- ing the understanding of many Tories. Mr. Diefenbaker who openly appealed in the Commons Mon- day to Conservatives to oppose Prime Minister Trudeau's bili- ngualism resolution, had given clear early warning of his in- tention. When Wednesday on the vote, he led 16 Conservatives, over the objections of Mr. Stanfield, in a vote against the resolution, almost all Tory MPs must have known what was coining. For at the caucus on the pre- vious Wednesday, before mak- ing his Monday speech breaking the party line on the language question, Mr. Diefenbaker for the first time in weeks, perhaps months, had made an appear- ance, announcing his intentions. Since his replacement six years ago by Mr. Stanfield as Conservative leader, Mr. Die- fenbaker very rarely'has at- tended the weekly party caucus. So it was a surprise to almost all but a few of this closest MP friends from Western Canada, when they walked into caucus Wednesday and found the eld "Chief' sitting there waiting for proceedings to start. After the caucus was called to order, the former prime minis- ter strode up to the front of the gathering, turned around, and as one MP who saw it said, "stared them down" and spoke his piece. It was a dramatic scene said this Tory MP and a couple of his associates who were there and knew what, was to happen. "There was a they said, "of 'High Noon' in it. with the old political gunslinger walking down main street of that dusty old prairie town.'' Dief, related those who saw it, told the Conservatives that the Liberal Prime Minister was "suckering" them with his bilin- gual resolution, inviting them to endorse what he saw as Mr. Trudeanis "abdication" of his initial commitment to the lan- guage question. The former Prime Minister warned them that the govern- ment was entrapping them by soliciting their support of what he ca'led "a watered itovcn" version of the bilingual ques- tion, deliberately diluted to hold Liberal scats in Quebec and re- gain constituencies lost in the last election. Mr. Diefenbaker at that caucus, as he did in his Com- mons speech, pleaded that the Conservatives reject the Prime Ministers language resolution which gave no legal guarantees that unilin- gual English job rigta in the federal public service would be protected while at the same time increasing French repres- entation. Having spoken, he marched out and later went fishing.