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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE UTH6RIDGE HERALD Wednesday. June 20, 1973 Key study parts altered 6y cabinet TORONTO (CP'i The Star says that key parts of a com- j prehensive energy study to be released next week by Energy Minister Donald Macdonald have been watered down by the federal cabinet. The newspaper says docu- ments it obtained show that the cabinet's priorities and planning committee directed Mr. J.facdo- tiald April 10 to redraft the huge energy study to portray "a more neutral stand on major issues." The issues, tlie newspaper says, include the advisability of setting up a government-owned j oil comoany and measures to get m'i'e tax revenue from energy resources. The Star says the full cabinet approved the committee sion in a meeting April 12. j The newspaper says minutes j of the meeting show that Mr. j Macdonald v.-as instructed to' confine his comment to "major objectives'' for energy policy until a package of specific .pro- posals is ready. The newspaper says the min- utes suggest that Mr. Macdo- nald should try to have the spe- cific policies ready "as soon as possible in and in the meantime keep his views pri- vate. Mr. Macdonald refused in an interview Monday to comment en the cabinet directive, but did say the cabinet had suggested changes in the energy paper- changes "intended to make it a more balanced statement." MUST TRIM HAIR SINGAPORE (API The government recently warned male civil servants they could lose their jobs if their hair reached the eyebrows, covered the ears or came below the shirt collar, a local newspaper said. Home Recipe Plan Takes Off Ugly Fat It's simple how one may lose pounds of unsightly fat right in your own home. Use this home recipe dietary plan. It's easy, no trouble at all and costs little. Just "o to your drug store and ask for Naran Reducing Plan. Pour liquid into a pint bottle and add enough grapefruit juice to fill the Lottie. Take two tablespoonsful twice a dav as needed and follow flic 3STaran Reducing Plan. If your first purchase does not you a simple easy way to lose bulky fat and help regain slendsr more graceful curves; it reducible pounds and inches of excess fat don't disappear from neck. chin. arms, hips, abdomen, calves and ankles just return (lie empty car- ton for your money back. Follow j this easy way endorsed by many who have tried this plan to help bring back alluring curves and graceful slendemess. Note how quickly bloat disappears, how 1 much better you feel. More alive, i youthful appearing and actives. .Pretiv slick kitlv In the lieat of the day this waterlogged kitty got carried away fencing with water fountain in a'Toron- to park and lost every time. But the soaking must have felt good even for a cat as temperatures soared towards 80 de- grees, and pecple headed for the city's pools to cool off. Mafia-style deaths continue to plague emerald industry Gas producers seek hike in well-head price By BRUCE LEVETT j WASHINGTON (CP) Major producers of natural gas in the United States are seeking a three-fold increase in the well- head price. But even industry, spokes- claiming the effect on the consumer would be 'minimal and producers are not going to get a boost of such magnitude. New pricing procedures ars expected to be announced by the U.S. Federal Power Com- mission (FPC) within two weeks, fixing a "uniform just and reasonable" rate for all producing areas in the U.S. At present, the FPC sets a osi'ing for each individual pro- ducing area. Producers gener- ally go along with the proposal for a country-wide formula but the' price some majors are re- questing is three times the cur- rent average. "I can't see the FPC allowing such an a spokesman fcr the natural gas industry and other transmission facil- ities, natural gas is sold by producer to independent pipe- line companies turn- sell it to distribution firms which deal with the consumer. Ths wellhead price for natu- ral gas is roughly 20 per cent of the price the homer-owner the spokesman said. "There could be a consider- able increase in the wellhead price without a large increase to the consumer. The price to the consumer averages about SI per cubic feet. The well- head price is about 20 cents. The other 80 cents is pipeline transportation. distribution costs and other local service ex- penses." Thus, he explains, should the wellhead price doub'e, it would mean an increase of only 20 cents per cubic feet to the housewife. "It would be two or three years before gas from asw dis- coveries would start flowing through to the the ssvs. "It would not be poUti-1 spokesman said, "so the impact caily acceptable." on the consumer would be grad- COMMISSiON SILENT ual as well as minimal." The FPC has given no in- i CEILINGS OPPOSED dication what price it will ap-1 The industry bitterly, opposes prove. i ceilings, arguing that rather BOGOTA, Colombia (Eeuter) what looked like a military pa- A grrxro of businessmen clriv- trol. ing on the main road north j from the Colombian capital of The 30 men stepped out of Bogota wss flagged down by i their cars. Four were machine- The "military checkpoint was maned by gang: dressed as soldiers. Eaton's Exciting Summer Collection of Misses1 Sportswear and Dresses! i est in a series of Mafia-style killings connected with Co- l lombia's multi-million-dollar j emerald industry, which police i sources say accounted for an estimated 500 murders last year alone. feet of gas as it comes out of the ground. The current well- head average is less than 25 csnts. free to compete with other "Producers should be free to obtain whatever the market or gas may Get colorful put-to gathers and 4.49 each a. U-neck T-shirt in color- ful cotton prints! Wide choice of s-jmmsr shcoe-- 30-38. Each 3.49 Jamaica shorts in soft cot- ton terry! Navy, pir.k, yellow, red. Siier 10-16. Pair.....4.49 ber of the survivors. The businessmen had been i making for the emeraid-rich j province of Boyaco, 200 miles I northeast of here, to purchase some of the precious stones in clandestine markets, police sources said. Three years ago. the state took over Colombia's two most famous mines, Muzo and Cos- cuez, but after a series of dis- asters it intends to sell them back to private enterDri.se. Despite the rich deposits of high-quality stones at Muzo and i Coscuez, the state's share of the export market plummeted to a fraction. And during the state's j tenure, 15 employees were mur- j dered. "Tlie state is pulling out be- cause the mines are too hot to i handle." the observer com- I mented. Boyaco has colossal untapped I reserves of emeralds, and legal exports of stones found in the region are expected to reach a i record million this year. But it is a sparse, mountain- ous region and one of the poor- est on the continent. The root of the lawlessness in Boyaco is a gang known as the l Guaquaro. They run ;iIL3. wwv.----- Anything less than the 75-80 commodity value 01 cents asked "will be in-! be." Continental has i Continental has told tal proposal tripling the well- head price would cost con- sumers billion a year. He calk it a "profit grab" and the FPC. Hunt Oil has proposed a 70- _arrl minimum. Mobil has asked Police later arrested a cents and Standard of In- diana 70 to 70 cents. Mobi! and one I'.iaua (V lt> I" Standard reaommend an says that should such an in additional premium for dis- crease be approved coveries of new gas. One industry spokesman says "most of the proposals for in- creasss cover new from new discoveries." nr It is unlikely the FPC would resolution to freeze the price 01 natural new or ai- of the smelliest deals ever permitted by a federal regu- Moss m niaVO has introduced a m.-uian.' iian de-regulate on old gas. natural E-resuiaie uu uiu gas. He estimated it would be "a j ready flowing-at June x levels couple of rears" before gas until the end of the year, from nswfy-discovered weOs "Privat3 investments m ex- -3aches the consumer. pioration and development