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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta ,-f Meat employees reject settlement Employees of Canada's three major meatpacking chains have rejected a mediated settlement of their dispute with the companies. Employees of Swift Canadian Co. Ltd. voted 55- per-cent against the settlement, Burns Foods Ltd. employees 64-per-cent against and Canada Packers Ltd. employees 54-per-cent in favor of it. A joint policy committee of the Canadian Food and Allied Workers, which represents the employees, had recommended acceptance. It would have given workers another, 65 cents an hour as of April 1, with a further 55 cents an hour April Basic rates now vary between an hour and an hour. RICK ERVIN photo City transit. then and now This isn't your ordinary pothole. The wear and tear at this particular spot on 5th Avenue and 4th Street S.. uncovered a piece of street car track that goes back to 1940. It .was part of the Park Line, which ran from downtown Lethbridge to Mayor Magrath Drive. It wasn't the last street car line to go out of operation, though. The Blue Line serving North Lethbridge ran until 1947 and a check at 13th Street N. might yield traces of track there. The tracks were left and covered because of the expense of removing them. Premier Lougheed takes look at Raymond Home By GEORGE STEPHENSEN Herald Staff Writer RAYMOND The need for a cardcn. more staff and a small bus for the Raymond Home were some of the requests that Premier Peter encountered as he loured the home today. Alice Birt. director of 1he home, told the premier the home needs more staff and a in vehicle to help rehabilitation programs. Mr. Ixougheed toured the home in company with Health Minister Neil Crawford. Charles Hellon. head of Alberta mental health services, and various government officials as well as reprcsentalives of the Canadian Menial Health Associalion. He congratulated Miss Birt on her work. The premier chatted with staff and a few patients during his tour through the facility. 20 miles southeast of Lethbridge. During the tour, which lasted about 90 minutes, many of the patients sat on lawn chairs and benches outside on Ihe freshly-manicured Grounds. Few patients recognized or paid any aJMention to the premier and his parly. Two quarterly cost-of-living reviews were also included. Bert Heerze, president of the Canada Packers unit of Local 740 of the CFAW, told The Herald today he did not think the rejection was the workers' reaction to being locked out. Workers in Lethbridge just didn't feel they were getting a square deal, he said. In a news release Wednesday the companies said they have submitted a new five-point proposal to the union. It includes: Contracts with all plants where employees voted to accept the settlement; Submission of wages, fringe benefits and contract duration to binding national arbitration; Granting arbitrated changes in contracts at all plants where agreements were already signed. Withdrawal of lockout notices by companies; Assurance by the union thai no strike notices will be issued and employees will be urged to work during arbitration. The companies said they made the proposal because they can see no settlement under existing union procedure. They said it permits a regional faction of the union's national policy committee to oppose a majority decision. They also said some union representatives who opposed ratification of the agreement said so in the press before all workers had voted. The Let lib ridge Herald VOL. LXVII 154 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1974 32 Pages 10 Cents Petro plant moves ahead By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Alberta Gas Trunk Line Co. Ltd. of Calgary plans to issue the first major engineering contracts later this month, to get its plans for a 1.2-billion-pound-a- year ethylene complex for Trudeau confident EDMONTON (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau Wednesday assured a local high schoo'l student that he has plenty of confidence in his campaign, and even went so far as to say he thinks he'll win the July 8 federal election. But he added a quick qualification that he "can't predict that" with certainty. The student had asked the prime minister, during a rally at Eastglen Composite High School, what he thinks his chances are for winning the election. "We won't get elected easy. It's gonna be a hard the prime minister said. "I think I'm going to win. but I can't predict that.'' Alberta well underway, according to R. L. Pierce, vice-president of AGTL. And with the "heart" of the planned ethylene plant, the ethylene compressor, already on order, for delivery in 25 months, the AGTL-Canadian Industries Ltd. of Montreal consortium expects to have its ethylene and ethylene derivative complex on stream by 1977 something some other competitors and some federal government ministers have suggested could be difficult, if not impossible to achieve. Mr. Pierce, in a telephone interview, said that the announcement of the engineering contracts will reveal the more specific plans of the Alberta-endorsed consortium in terms of the other companies that will be establishing a wide range of derivative plants to convert the ethylene produced by AGTL-CIL into polyethylene and other petrochemicals. Japanese companies, the first to say that ethylene could be upgraded in Alberta instead of in the existing petrochemical complexes in the east, will probably be involved in the consortium's array of derivative plants, he suggested. The National Energy Board will open public hearings June Packers receive relocation grant Lethbridge City Packers has been granted by the province to assist in relocating its operation away from the city. W. J. Yurko. minister of the environment said Wednesday. A company spokesman said the new location of the rendering plant and feedlot will be on a 90-acre site three and a half miles northeast of the city limits. Location of the packing plant has not been decided yet. but the spokesman said it will be either at the same site as the rest of the operation or in the industrial park. The grant is the first one to be made under the provincial policy of assisting in the relocation of industry for environmental reasons. The City Packers spokesman said when the decision to move was made, the provincial government didn't have any program to assist in the relocation of industry and he commended Mr. Yurko for his work in setting up the program. Construction of the rendering plan! will begin immediately. Ihe spokesman said, and will probably be ready for operation next October Relocation of the feedlot will begin in September and will be completed by the end of this year The spokesman said work on the packing plan! will commence next spring and will be completed by December. 1975. He said the old City Packers will remain in operation until the new plant is completed. City Packers has applied for a department of regional economic expansion grant to help cover the costs of building the new plant, but to date no decision has been made. Total relocation costs are estimated to be around S3 million. The spokesman said the plans for the new plant are being studied by the standards and approvals division of the department of the environment. The company's operation, which includes the rendering, meat packing and feedlots. have become controversial as the city has expanded to the edge of the operation. Numerous .complaints have been received, mostly about odors. The current plant docs not meet 5he provincial standards set out under the Clean Air and the Clean Water Acts and the cost of bringing the plan! within these standards is prohibitive. But the company spokesman said the new plant will have the most modem pollution control system available for this lypc of opera lion He said the control system will eliminate the odors that nave caused past complaints New confuses South shoppers By Rt'SSKLL OlGHTRED Herald Staff Writer If the cashier doesn't notice that your Queen is while instead ol green, you may eel change from a bill. Lethbririce cashiers and hank tellers are marvelling at Ihe similarity of the new Canadian SI bills and the mulli colored roles that went into circulation three years ago Bob of the Hank of Montreal told The Herald this week his bank began rirrulatinf new bills last week. By the weekend, he said, waiters and cashiers wvrc dome double takes a! the crisp, new notes. The only difference between front of the new and the irrhnirolor is the coloring of the Queen's portrait and. of course. Ihe denomination noted in each corner. The back of the new I'li'.VldCS .i Srene by an Ontario tableau. She said a grocer also refused to accept a new in payment for food during the weekend Another teller at the same bank said she received chance for a crisp, new note in a Calgary bar. City barber Andy Van Doom said Tuesday he received his first phoney" bill Monday mornine. "They must have had some paper left over from 1he Mr. Van Doom said. He thinks it's 1o print different denominations in a similar way "juM like the States." The Bank of Canada released the new notes to chartered banks .June 3. The bank began issuing the familiar notes in 1954. There arc now about 168 millmn old bills changing hands in Canada. The old notes will be withdrawn from service as the.v wear out. 25 in Ottawa on the application by Dow Chemical of Canada Ltd. to export 10 billion pounds of ethylene between 1977 and 1987 to its U.S. parent company from a proposed world-scale petrochemical complex at Fort Saskatchewan. Alta. Under the production and export plans set out in the Dow application over the 10 years, up to half of the production of the proposed Alberta ethylene plant would be exported to the U.S.. slightly less than one-quarter would remain in Alberta, for further up-grading by derivative plants at the Dow- complex and elsewhere in the province, according to Dow company officials. The NEB has already invited intervenors at the Dome Petroleum Ltd-Cochin Pipeline hearings to submit written representations on the Dow application. The deadline for all submissions is June 21. Dow- Chemical of Canada Ltd. predicts that domestic demand for ethylene will reach 3.5 billion pounds annually by 1980. 6.4 billion pounds by 1985 and 8.5 billion pounds by 1987. compared to about 1.4 billion pounds in 1974. In an appendix to an application for ethylene export licenses. Dow also predicts that existing ethylene capacity combined with production of ethylene by- three world scale plants starting in 1977. including Dow's own proposed for Fort Saskatchewan will rescue Canada from its existing deficit situation in ethylene. But to keep Canada in a surplus position of about 2 billion pounds a year later in the 1980s. Canada will have to bring on additional major ethylene production amounting to the equivalent of five 1 billion pound world scale plants over about six years, starting in 1982-83. Ethylene. made from natural gas or oil. is an essential starting material for thousands of modern day plastics and petrochemicals. At present, there is a growing world wide shortage. Transport deal dubbed "repentance" EDMONTON 'CP' Provincial Industry Minister Fred Peacock was enthusiastic Wednesday over Prime Minister Trudeau's call for a new deal on transportation in Western Canada, but some business spokesmen were less impressed Mr. Peacock called the announcement an exciting step forward. "I "think some important strides have been made" since the Western economic opportunities conference in Calgary last summer, where transportation was a major issue. Kdcc King, president-elect of the Kdmonton chamber of commerce, said the prime minister's announcement "sounds like a deathbed repentance "What's he 'the prime minister been doinc sinrr -lark Dcmpscy vice- chairman of 1he Kdmonton branch of ihr Canadian Manufacturers' Association. said he was improved transportation had not been provided while the Liberal government was in power Mavbr we should have an election ovrrv six months and cot things done" Arabs slay Israelis TEL AVIV (API Three Arab guerrillas wearing long hair and gaudy headbands to look like hippie-style foreign volunteer workers slipped across the Lebanese border today, killed three women in- cluding one from New Zealand, and wounded three men in an Israeli farming settlement, officials said. They said an off-duty para- trooper killed two of the terrorists, and the third blew himself up with his own explosives. In Beirut, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command claimed responsibility for the attack and said the raid was "our reaction to the Nixon visit to the Arab world." "That is how every Arab should receive Nixon, the chief imperialist in the said spokesman Abul Abbas. He said the attack was still on and denied the guerrillas had been killed. Nixon was in Alexandria. Egypt today, and the Arab Seen and heard About town Lethbridge labor council president .Fred Nowak observing that local meat packers can be identified by their suntans. commando assault came three days before his visit to Israel. It brought the number of terrorist .victims in Israel to 49. including 31 children, in the last two months. Semi-official Lebanese sources in Beirut said Israeli artillery pounded the south Lebanese village of Ebles Saki. five miles north of the Israel border, in an apparent reprisal for the raid. Rapturous welcome for Nixon ALEXANDRIA (CPi A rapturous crowd estimated at up to a million people roared and cheereti, a welcome to President Nixon as he drove through the streets of this ancient port city today. More than two million Egyptians greeted him in Cairo Wednesday and it was estimated that three million lined the tracks as he came here by train. Slogans strung across the streets of Alexandria pro- claimed: "We trust Nixon long live American-Egyptian detente keep it up Nixon." and more pointedly: "Remember the Palestinians." Inside Otto WobicK. deputy reeve for Lethbridge County, doesn't appear impressed wiln a statement from a spokesman for the Hut- terian Brethren a1 a meeting Wednesday m Carmangay. Story and pictures of tne meeting attended by three provincial cabinet ministers are on Page 17. Classified Di.-lrirt News Theatres TV Weather Youth 1P lOVHiHT V HIGH FR1 85: SINNY. HOT ;