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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 IHt UTHBRIDC1 HERALD Gas price hike bid criticized CALGARY fCT) Canadian consumers would pay bil- lion over the next 30 years if the field price of Alberta gas was raised to match the cost of other fuels, the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board was lold Thursday. The estimate came from A. F. Moir, counsel for Union Gas Ltd., who was cross-exam- Ing economist Sherman II. Clark of the Stanford Research Institute. The institute had prepared a study on the price of natural gas and concluded It could compete with other fuels at double its current average price of 20 cents a thousand cubic feel. The competitive price would rise to 09 cents a thousand cubic feet by 1975, 88 cents irj 1330 and SL2'2 in 1990. Mr. Moir said a price in- crease would add millions lo produclion costs o f industries in Alberta and Ontario. "I have trouble believing this in the best interests of Al- bertans, Canadians, Americans or the rest of the world." A 20 cent increase would cost 630 Alberta industries an annual average of each or a total of ?18.9 million. In Ontario, such an Increase would cost Polymer Corpora- tion, which used 17 billion cubic feet of gas a year, million after taxes. Mr. Clark said that based on current Canadian gas produc- tion of two trillion cubic feet n year, a 20 cent increase woulc add 5400 million a year to con- sumers' bills. The Union estimate of billion in added costs was no1 surprising but the main factor Is the energy demand that must be met the future. If gas did not supply the re quired energy, cons u m e r s would have to pay as much for alternate forms of fuel. The gas price increase woulc not raise tlie amount of gas In Alberta, he said, but would ef feciively increase available reserves by stlmulaling explor ation. Mr. Clark suggested much o Ihe revenue producers woult gain from higher prices would be spent in Alberta for explora lion and development. Arbitration sought in port strike MONTREAL (CP) The Maritime Employers Associa lion is seeking arbitration to setlle a seven-week strike whicl has paralysed three St. Law rence River ports. Arnold Masters, president o the MEA, told federal Labo: Minister Martin O'Conne! Thursday the association approach Judge Alan B. Gold o Quebec Provincial court t serve as the arbitrator. f SAND P GRAVEL k ASPHALT L TOLLESTRUP T SAND AND GRAVEl W Construction Co. Ltd. r PHONE 328-2702 327-3610 Opposition slill has doubts Takeover bill may ake speedy effect SWATH OF DESTRUCTION This field of groin in the Wainwrighl-Provost area of Central Alberta held a lush crop before it was ravaged by voracious grasshoppers. Homer hoping weather will stop hungry 'hoppers EDMONTON (CP) damp weather should help con- trol a threatening grasshopper outbreak in the Wainwright- Provost area of central Alber- ta, Agriculture Minister Hugh Homer said Thursday. Weather conditions during the next two or three weeks will be a crucial factor in con- trolling grasshopper infestation in the province, Dr. Homer said. Grasshoppers prefer natural grasslands green but when move they ara into crops VORACIOUS APPETITE Close-up of o grass- hopper insect nibbling on a grain item in area near Saskatchewan border where the insects are causing serious damage to crops. when hot weather dries up the grasslands. J. P. Gurba, head o{ the agri- culture department's crop pro- teclion and pest control branch, said cool, damp weather will also bring crops along so they will be able to sustain more grasshopper damage. Mr. Gurba said that so far the infestation has been con- fined to the area between Wainwright and Provost, 70 miles southeast of here, be- cause grasshoppers are too small to fly. Rules bent to clear immigration backlog OTTAWA (CP) The govern- ment had good news Thursday for some of the aliens who came to Canada as visitors, applied for acceptance as immi- grants and became entangled in red years ago. Thousands may yet be re- jected as permanent residenls in the clean-up of the currenl backlog of applicants expected to take about 2t months. But Immigration Minister Bryce Mackasey told the Com- mons Thursday that new, tem- porary procedures would speed handling of about initial applications awaiting a decision half of which were ex- pected lo succeed. His department also plans to prod the immigralion appeal board to grant favorable consid- eration wherever possible to an additional 10.000 persons with appeals pending against depor- tation orders. Many of the applicants and bose appealing deportation or- lers already have been in Ihe :ountry for years. At the same time, be an- lounced steps designed to en- ure no futtire backlogs. By icxt Jan. 1, Ihe hope is (hat a )eefed-up immigration inquiry >ystem will be processing appli- cants within three months in- stead of years, as at present. Tiie awaiting decisions rom the appeal board face a different situation. Although the department has no direct jurisdiction over the ward, government representa- ives would "make submissions and arguments for favorable consideration wherever possi- the minister said. MOST LIVE IN ONTARIO The vast majority of the tola] ere in Onlario, mostly To- ronto. Others are in Quebec and a few hundred in the Pacific re- FARMERS MERCHANTS TRUST 309 Sf. S. PJiona 328-5548 MEMBER CANADA DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION me information on your Guaranteed of Deposit Address le, I Wwrjwnh frvjf, A All immigration, whether ap plications come from outside or inside Ihe country, is based on a points system. Those who apply Inside the country must get 50 of a possl ble 90 points under a system where points are given for such things as age, education, lan- guage skills and job availabil- ity. When rejected under the points system, would be immi- grants in Canada may appeal to the board. The new criteria for those caught in the departmen- tal backlog now would be how they are filling Inlo the Cana- dian financial status, language skills, community in volvement and such, If they had worked, thus via- laling an undertaking signed when Ihey came to Canada aj visitors, the department wouk seek cabinet orders waiving that rule. But the grasshoppers were rapidly reaching the stage where their wings would be de 'eloped enough so they couli fly to other areas. As a precaution, the provin cial government has orderec worth gallon dimelhoate, a short-life in seclicide used to control grass loppers in the province sine 19G2. The gallons, along vrtt gallons already in slor age, would cover acres Mr. Gurba said the insecu cide kills grasshoppers for foil to five days after being ap- plied. If the infestation con iinued, the area had to be re- sprayed. Officials were hoping for tw or three weeks of cool, rain weather which would brin crops lo a point where the could sustain more damag without being destroyed. Mr. Gurba said this point 1 readied when the crop is atxm a foot high. It would also ge ihe grasshoppers off crops an divert them back to natura grasslands. Grasshoppers are eating a estimaled acres of ha; weeds and headlands next I cereal crops in the AValn wright-Provost district, aloiij side the Saskatchewan horde Farmers in the area are bu; big chemicals to combat the ii sects from the municipal di trict at cost. It takes abouOon gallon to spray 20 acres. The insecticide costs farm era a gallon. The provincia government absorbs d 1 s trib lion and handling costs. Individual farmers are r sponsible for paying the. cos of spraying, although Mr. Gu ba said there may be a r quest for financial aid in tl Wainwright Provost area. I special eases, combined pr vincial and municipal aid ft spraying costs was often give Some farmers have hirer, private planes to spray the crop edges while others a tractor spraying both infecte areas and the perimeters their cereal crops. Ottawa giving money aid to flood-stricken B.C. OTTAWA aid will be on its way to flood-dam- aged British Columbia as soon as federal representatives there can complete as account- ing of loss, Prime Minister Trudeau said Thursday. 'In a leicgi-ain to Premier Vv, A. Bennett, lie said tlie fed- eral government is awaiting a indication of provincial costs in dealing with the floods and es- timates of repair to damaged properly. Central Mortgage and HouS' Ing Corp. has already arranged a Ihree-m o n t h deferment of elude those incurred for flood fighting, repairs lo public cilities and payments to dividuals of loss and damage claims. Liberals nominate RED DEER (CP) Denn Moffat, a 35-year-old city al erman and teacher, was noi inaled Thursday to contest t Ked Deer federal constituent for the Liberal party in Ihe ne federal election. Mr. Moffat was nominate by acclamation at a mcetin attended by about 45 peop and Alberta Liberal leader B Russeli. The seat now Is held by Ro ert Thompson for the Conse vatives. Mr. Thompson h said he will rot contest Ihe se, in the next federal election. OTTAWA ass before the recess, is im Notley welcomes wafflers MEDICINE HAT Alberta New Democratic Part has no Intenllon of ridding II self of the radical waffle fac lion from within its ranks, pro vincial party leader Grant Not ey said Thursday. Mr. Notley, during a ques ;ion period following a publi meeting, said it would be a "si rious mistake" If the party ex pelled tlie waffle faction. Stressing he was not a mem >er of the waffle group, Mr Nolley said it was one of 11 parly's strengths to have group vith differing points of view Mr. Notley, in an ater, said he "does not believ t is desirable for any group I set Itself apart from the mai stream of the party." emcntation could be delayed definitely. A federal election ay be called before Parlia- nenl resumes in the fall, wash- out all Use progress on the 111. Industry Minister Jean-Luc C-piii lulu ilm Cuniuimue iho would be put into effect within weeks' ary approval. of parliamen- The prop'osed legislation affect only future take- vers of companies. It would ot affect new companies begun y foreigners or existing fop Ign-owned or foreign-controlled usinesses. Tlie review process itself con- isls of informing the govern' menl of the planned takeover and then obtaining cabinet ap- proval for it. If the government is not informed, it can ask tha courts to order tlie takeover un- done. The government must act iijiiii 30 uays or the takeover is automatically approved. The government can also re- quire the buyer to provide infor- mation, seize relevant records and documents if necessary, ne- gotiate agreements with the buyer and have the courts en- force the agreements, which could, for exampple, stipulate that the buyer has to maintain or increase employment at ths business. Food price increases pur Nixon to action WASHINGTON CAP) Presi- i dent Nixon says he is considcr- ng lifting meat-import quotas emporarity to slow the rise in ood prices, while keeping open he option of tougher controls on ood. Nixon told a news conference Thursday that he has directed a study of the impact of lifting Ihe quotas, a move designed to ex- pand the United States supply of meat. He conceded it may take while for such a move to work. "It will not affect the problem immediately, but at least it would affect It over the next few he said. Imports of Canadian meat ara not covered by quotas. Canada has rejected the principle oi meat quolas, nncl the U.S. gov- ernment has Indicated It would not consider such limitations on Canadian meat unless Imports reached 60 million pounds a above current im- port levels. Recalling how food-price con- trols afler The Second World War led to black markets, the president said "controls will not work unless you also move on (lie supply side." Summoning reporters for tho impromptu news bis first in three limited questions to domestic policy. However, he promised to hold anolher meeting next week and to take questions on any topic. Weather and road report SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET Shell plans new Alberta gas plant TORONTO (CP1 Shell Can- ada Ltd. announced today plans for a second plant to produce by-product natural gas as part of crude oil processing at the Si- monette oil field 230 miles northwest of Edmonton. Shell, Canadian Industrial Gas and Oil Ltd. and Western Decalta Petroleum Ltd. are joint owners of the field and Shell is operator. Addition of Ihe second proc- essing facility will increase daily capacity to 27 million cubic feet of natural gas from 11 million cubic feet. Daily ca- pacity of production of natural gas liquids will be more than tripled to barrels and sul- phur production more than dou- bled to 209 long Ions. Construction is to begin in Au- gust and completion is expected by mid-1973. Peak construction employment will be more than 150. The new plant will employ 23 when it becomes operational. Lcthbriilgc Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff Calgary ..........66 Victoria ..........60 Penticlon .........71 Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon Hcgina ____ Winnipeg }I 75 1C 70 52 65 48 02 52 64 47 49 49 51 67 69 60 75 75 BO I. Pro .02 .48 .04 .06 .20 .33 Toronto 57 Ottawa 77 Montreal 78 Quebec St. John's Halifax- Charlotletown Fredericton Chicago New York Miami Boston Los Angeles San Diego ____ San Francisco Phoenix Honolulu Mexico City 81 Rome Paris London Berlin Amsterdam Brussels Moscow 81 61 66 61 63 66 73 50 52 52 55 55 55 47 C3 64 56 .05 S3 57 .47 Gl .10 67 .12 46 60 1.01 77 58 62 64 52 72 73 59 59 52 50 52 52 54 57 .13 .67 Moscow.......... 57 7It Stockholm ........61 50 Tokyo 70 64 FORECASTS Lethhrirlge T oday and Saturday; Cloudy and a few showers. Highs 65-70. Lows near 50......... Medicine Show- ers or thundershowers in the afternoon and evening. Highs 65-70. Lows near 50. Saturday: A few showers. Highs 55-70. Columbia Kootenay To- day and Saturday, mainly cloudy with a few showers. Isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms Winds gusty both near days, showers. Highs both days 65 to 70. Lows tonight near 45. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Numerous showers and scatter- ed thunderstorms loday and Saturday. Rain at limes along the cast slopes of the Rockies loday and Saturday. A few moderate thunderstorms in the eastern portion today with gusty winds and risk of hail. Cooler West loday and over the area Saturday. Highs today 70s West, 80s Lows tonight mostly 40s. Highs Saturday, 65 to 75. West of Continental Cloudy and cooler with showers and scattered thunderstorms today and Saturday. Highs to- day 70s, Lows tonight 40s. Highs Saturday, 65 to 75. Advance lo final MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (neu- ter) The United States and Italy advanced to the finals of the World Bridge Olympiad Wednesday, with Italy downing France 178 international match points to 88 and the United States beating Canada 203-85. education ministers will consult regularly REGINA (CP) The educa- mortg.ige payments for owners lion ministers of the three of damaged houses in Kam-1 P v a i r i e provinces decided loops. Mr. Tnideau said the federal government policy in dealing such disasters Ls based on fc-deral sharing of eligible pro- vincial co.sts "beyond a Ihresh- nld of SI per capita multiplier) liy the province's Eligible provincial o In- Thursday to initiate a program to meet regularly and ex- change information nnd that they wanted British Columbia to participate. Saskatchewan's Gordon Mac- Murchy, Alberta's Hynd- man and R R n Hanusrh-ik of Manitoba established selves as the committee of W e s t ern education ministers and moved to ask Education Minister Donald Brothers of B.C. to join them. The ministers' action is sub- ject to the approval of their respective cabinets and the liirec schodnlorl n further meeting lalor this year in Win- nipeg. Mr. MaeMorchy tali ths committee agreed lo meet regularly to exchange informa- tion and, at Thursday's meet- ing, discussed a wide range of topics from urban pupil trans- poralion to teacher salary bar- gaining. "The meeting was so fruit- AUTOMATIC BALE STOOKER Makes baling and licking a ong man operation. Saves time and labor. Speeds up your haying operation. Lets you bale greener hay. Protect! quality of feed. Mnka enquirlei from Ken Dickion or Doug Trwin. SPECIAL BALER TWINE raBALE 6.95 GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutls Highway Lethbridgs Phono 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M TODAY COURTESY OF ASIA All highways In bridge disrlict are dry. the teth- bare anO Highway I, Trans Canada Highway, bare and dry. PORTS OP ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coulla ful, wilh so much common hours: Carway 6 a.m. lo midnight; Del lionila 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; round, Ihe decision was made j Itoosevillc, B.C. R a.m. In midnight; Kingsgato, R.C., 2-i hours; up thn permanent com- in ho Porthill Hykerti 8 am, In midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. lo in pjn.i WildfaorsM, 8 lo 3 p.m. ;