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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, June 13, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 31 Whitlam emerging with added power Whale campaigner returns Diana Southgate, 10, of Chilliwack, B.C., proudly displays her new Japanese doll and a repl.ca of a whale brought back from her trip to Japan at con- vmcmg the Japanese to stop whales. D.ana said Vancouver a, port Tuesday that she might have impressed the Japanese with her miss.on, but not necessarily convinced them Audubon Society seeks Japanese, Soviet boycott By IAN McCAUSLAND SYDNEY, Australia (AP) Prime Minister Gough Whitlam's left-leaning Labor party has emerged from Australia's May elections with more power than before "We're back to work after the Whitlam said Under Whitlam, Australia has loosened its old and firm links with Britain and the United States; and foreign investments have fallen off as Australians sought greater control of their industry and raw materials Not only did Labor retain control in the May 18 balloting for the House of Representatives, but it appears likely also to overturn the opposition Country- Liberal party coalition's majority in the forced an unwilling Whitlam to call the elections after only 17 months of his scheduled three-year term The" final Senate result will not be known until later this month because of the com- plicated counting formula of the preferential-proportional representation voting system SHOWS GAIN Counting so far indicates that Labor has increased its Senate membership to 30 from 26 seats which would tie the combined right-of-centre opposition in the 60-seat upper house. With Labor's 66-61 edge in the House the way is clear for Whitlam to take the unprece- dented step of holding a joint sitting of both houses to force through legislation halted by the previous Senate There are five bills on the Senate shelves establishment of a gasoline and minerals au- thority to give Australians maximum ownership and control of vast mineral and energy resources, a national health insurance scheme legislation which will ban collusive pncefmng and make safety standards mandatory, arbitration legislation which will make trade union amalgamations easier, electoral changes designed to reduce the variance in the size of electorates to 10 per cent from 20 per cent Another bill, which does not qualify constitutionally for joint sitting ratification but is, causing consternation in business circles, is aimed at extending the role of the government's business Australian Industry- Development Corp WANT COUNTRY BACK Its major objective is to buy back Australia from overseas companies that own chunks of the mineral industry which has an annual export value of 95 billion Political commentators say expect to strengthen Australia s independent role in world affairs and to promote the suggestion for an Indian Ocean zone of peace Australian diplomats are re- ported to have made direct contact with top American and Soviet officials in a bid to halt a naval build-up in the area Whitlam is expectedjocon- tinue his reversal of this coun- trv's former tie> with the U.S and Britain. Although he has gagged some of his anti-U S. cabinet colleagues Whitlam will continue the pressure to amend agreements and achieve joint control of U.S. military bases in Australia which monitor satellites that spv on the Soviet Union and China president dirty trick WASHINGTON (AP) Jeb Stuart Magruder, who goes to prison today for his part in the scandal says he was told that President Nixon approved at least one campaign dirty trick in 1972 phonej write-in campaign for Senator Edward Kennedv in the New Hampshire Democratic pri- mary Magruder recounts the in- cident in his book. An American Life-One Man's Road to Watergate, scheduled for publication June 26 Your Business Associates Wiil Be Staying At The jWotel Fertile B.C. Color TV DD Telephones See You There! Reserve 423-4438 B> NELSON BRYANT New York Times Service NEW YORK The National Audubon Society, one of the nation's largest, oldest and most respected conservation organizations, has asked its 300.000 members and the general public to boycott Japanese and Soviet goods until those nations cease their needless slaughtering of whales Both the Soviet Union and Japan have refused to abide bv a 1973 decision of the 14- nation international whaling commission that specified new quotas on three species of whales the fin. mmke and sperm In 1972, the 53 nations at the United Nations conference on the human environment in Stockholm voted to support a 10-year moratorium on the taking of all whales to allow time for study of the creatures and the formulation of a policy that would hopefully guarantee their survival The Soviet Union and Japan have also rejected the moratorium concept. Elvins J Stahr president of the National Audubon Society. the call tor a boycott was taken with reluctance, "since it was recognized that it could entail hardship to persons both inside and outside the two nations who are not imolvcd in whaling PARALLEL The society's call for a boycott bares a striking parallel to the successful effort of the committee on the Atlantic salmon emergency, which asked for a boycott of Danish goods when that nation refused to end its destructive fishing for Atlantic salmon off Greenland Eventually, the Danes greed to phase out that Ttrcstonc STORES Corner 3rd Ave. and 8th St. S. Phone 327-8548 12 Ttrestone TIRES 95 Spaceship lamps to test gases TORONTO (CP) Next year's joint manned space mission by the United States and Soviet Union will carry lamps for the measurement ol oxygen and n.trogen invented by a York University scientist the scientist says. Dr Robert A Young, of the Toronto umversiU s, Centre for Research in Experimental Space Science, said in an interview this week that light from lamps in the U.S Apollo spacecraft, being bounced off a mirror on the Soviet Union s craft, will enable space crews to measure the amount of oxygen and nitrogen by studying how much light is absorbed Dr Young said a contract for the two lamps was. signed last vear. and the U S National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASAl has requested several more He said about 40 lamps will go to NASA in U> next year The lamps are manufactured at a cost oi between and each, but the cost can go as high as 55.000 once they are installed as a complete unit in a craft Dr Young said C A R E E R S CAREER OPPORTUNITY FOR A COMMISSIONED SALESMAN If you enjoy selling furniture and major appliances join a company where you can enjoy earnings of to 000.00 annually You'll be eligible for our liberal benefits in- cluding Pension Plan, Health Plan and Life Insur- ance. Apply in person at Zellers County Fair 1710 Mayor Magrath Drive, Lethbridge USE OUR ft rest one CREDIT PLAN OR... AMERICAN EXPRESS FCHARGEX STEEL RADIAL 500 W RADIAL V-1 1 974 ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT Deluxe Champion SUP-R-BELT Wide Oval SUP-R-SPORTS nfl It was generally assumed that a 1971 law that gives the president of the United States the to ban importation of fish and fish products from nations not abiding by international fishing conventions, had much to do with the Danes" capitulation, and Stahr has observed that the same law might be brought to bear on the Soviet and Japan The society has cancelled all advertising {or Japanese and Sovsel products in the Audubon and has railed oH two of its inlrrnalional wildlife tours, one 1o Ihe Soviet Union and the other to Japan This lop of Ihe Imc >'om Firosiorc m o' MCC! bclwcc" vo and t.'e ucub'e The all ine o' tadia' 3nd 3 G firestone RIDING SYSTEM SERVICE ;