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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta ENERGY STUDY PROJECTS HIGHER PRICES Hanging bill ruling near The Canadian Press OTTAWA The fate of government amendments abolishing all hangings sits with James Jerome, chair- man of the Commons justice committee. The Sudbury Liberal listened for almost two hours Tuesday night as committee members argued the ad- missibility of amendments of the capital punishment bill. The amendments were prepared for Solicitor-Gen- eral Warren Allmand and submitted to the committee by Red Blaker Around Parliament Hill Mr. Jerome is known as a member who knows his rules. He once was parliamen- tary secretary to Privy Council President Alan Mac- Eachen, no s'ouch himself with a rulebook. Mr. Allmand has said that if his amendments ex- tending the ban on hanging to include killers of police- men and prison guards is not approved by the commit- tee, he will not attempt to revive them when the bill goes back to the Commons for final Commons con- sideration. Mr. Allmand, in the parliamentary soup for some time because of prison escapes but given a rather easy ride by opposition members, found himself in trouWe on both sides of the Commons when he announced last week he would seek a trial ban on hanging. His announcement came some time after the Com- mons gave second reading, approval in principle, to a bill renewing a limited end to hangings for five years. A previous partial ban ran out Dec. 31 after five years. WOULD TIGHTEN PAROLE Tn addition to ending the limitation on hanging. Mr. Allmand wants to do away with the time limit of five years but considerably tighten parole privileges for Were, killers. The Commons approved the limitation by a vote of 138 to 114. Eldon Wooliams a criminal lawyer, has argued that the vote could have gone the other way if elimination of hanging had been proposed. Mr. Allmand said he drafted the amendments in response to the 100 speeches he listened to during sec- ond reading debate in the house, and has full approval of his cabinet J- Prairie pattern Like a child dragging his fingers through the sand, a cultivator traces designs on t h e Prairie landscape in this photo by Rick Ervin. Summerfallowing is an im- portant phase of prairie farming, allowing for weed control and con- servation of sub-surface soil moisture. OTTAWA (CP) One of the few firm conclusions in a long- awaited federal study of energy resources is that prices will rise drastically. Otherwise, a summary of the study obtained in advance of of- ficial publication tonight is bed' ged with ifs and buts about sup- ply, demand and policy options. The study, two years in the making, is described as the ba- sis for discussion by govern- ments and people in advance of firm policy-proposals promised for sometime in the future. The summary of an even more enormous study was obtained by Calgary South Conservative Peter Bawden, who doubles as MP and owner of an international oilweli ing company. Even the price projection, which foresees doubled costs for heat, light and transport fuel in less than 20 years, is qualified. It assumes no gov- ernment action "to insulate Ca- nadian prices from outside in- fluence." The summary prepared by the federal energy department gives no serious consideration to such price control as a sig- nificant option. In another context-develop- ment of energy resources the study appears to reject the idea of Canada going it alone by concentrating on self-suffi- ciency and ignoring export pos- sibilities, thereby insulating the country from world price influ- ences. But, while stating that a go- it-alone policy would cause an upheaval in national social and economic objectives, the study casts doubt on Canada's capac- ity to provide significant future exports of fuel. "Canada does not have the potential to play a signifi- cant role with regard to total North American needs." The prices projection, based largely on the trend outside Canada, sees charges for oil and gas more than doubling in 17 years, even disregarding general inflation. That would have a major im- pact on everyone because Ca- nadians already lay out about one quarter of their disposable income on heat, light and trans- portation a proportion sec- ond only to the United States. PIPELINE ROUTE TORONTO (CP) A rotte for a natural gas pipeline south from the Mackenzie Delta and the North Slope In Alaska has been agreed upon by the 26 par- ticipating firms in Canadian Ar- ctic Gas Study Ltd. The proposal is for a 48-Inch pipeline from Prudhoe Bay and the Mackenzie Delta south across the Northwest Terri- tories into Alberta to a point near Caro'ine, 60 miles north- west of Calgary. From Caroline, a 42-inch pipe- line would extend southwest, parallel to the Alberta Gas Trunk Line Co. Ltd. and Al- berta Natural Gas Co. Ltd, pipelines to Kingsgate, B.C., which would connect in Idaho with a proposed U.S. pipeline. The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 168 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENT? THREE SECTIONS 32 PAGES Rapeseed rail rates cut Nixon invited to testify? WASHINGTON (CP) Sen- ate Watergate Chairman Sam Trvin challenged today whether President Nixon did anything "to perform his duty to see that the lav's are faithfully executed in respect to the Watergate af- fair." The North Carolina Denrcrat attacked certain White statements after winning knowledigement from oJhn :TZan that some preferential decisions and White House actions not re- lated to Watergate violated the First and Fourth Amendments to the Constitution. Questions by Ervin at the fourth day of bean's appeared aimed at Nixon to testify on the Water- scandal. Later, committee counsel Samuel Dash said the question of whether to invite the president to testify had not been resolved. In other highlights from tcsti- mnny by ousted Whits House counsel Dean: kept no of most of his meeting with Nixon because "some of the things that were being said in these meetings wsre very incriminating to the president." believed "I was a re- influence at the hWite House. There wsre amny wild and crazv schemes, some of which I have not testified to." He was not asked to elaborate on the schenres. president nulled him aside shortlv after the Jai. 20 inauguration ceremonv to get done" about a OTistrator who had breached a police line during the inaugural parade. A Secret Service agent had earlier fold him that the president was angry about the incident, Dean said. Sticks tongue out at army chief SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) Santiago province has been de- clared an emergency zone after Costanera Avenue in the heart of the capital's upper class dis- trict was the scene of a near riot Wednesday. Witnesses gave this account: Gen. Carlos Prats, 58, com- mander-in-chief of the army, was in his chauffeur-driven car. Alejandrina Cox de Valdivieso recognized him from, her au- tomobile as she passed and stuck her tongue out at him. The angry general fired several shots, one of which struck the side of the car. Mrs. Cox was not injured. A university student who lives on the avenue said she saw Prats hold a pistol to the woman's head and demand that she apologize after their cars had stopped in the middle of the rcsd. Hundreds of angry motorists and bystanders quickly gath- ered and surrounded Prate and his car and deflated three of his tires. The general left in a taxi to go to police headquarters and then to the presidential palace. Riot police soon showed up, firing tear gas to disperse the crowd. Mrs. Cox and a male passenger were arrested and are to go before a military court. President Salvador Allende declared a zone of emergency placing police forces under mili- tary command and suspending some individual rights. Royal tour rolls along CAMBRIDGE, Ont. (CP) Queen Elizabeth greeted Can- ada's newest city and one of its oldest residents today in a 10- minute appearance in a 175- acre park here. Despite humid, overcast con- Lethbridge resident holds ticket Two persons from Southern Alberta are among the Cana- dians holding tickets on the Irish Hospitals Sweepstake based on Saturday's running of the Irish Derby. A Lethbridge resident, under the nom-de-plume of Al, holds ticket number VJJ 69131 on Free Foot. A Medicine Hat res- ident, designated as Piper, holds ticket number VJS 46239 on Star Appeal. A total of 10 Albertans are among the Canadian ticket ditions, a crowd of about gathered to watch the Queen add a medallion to Mayor Clau- dette Millar's chain of office. The Queen and Prince Philip also received gifts from the community and strolled briefly among the crowd of well-wish- ers. Among those greeting the royal couple was flag-clutching Annie Louise Howell, celebrat- ing her 100th birthday and ap- pearing a bit mystified by her first encounter with royalty. Mrs. Howell sat in a wheel- chair beside a red carpet as the Queen and Prince Philip walked forward. She then grasped the hands of both the royal couple as they leaned forward to chat with her. The city, an amalgamation of Gait, Preston tnd Hespeler and some surrounding countryside, came into existence last Jan. 1. BUSY DAY The Queen began the day, the fourth of her tour and one of the busiest, by travelling to nearby Breslau from Kingston by train. The Queen was to visit a string of coommunities today; following the Breslau and Cam- bridge Later, was to go on to St. Catharines, London, Kitchener-Waterloo and Niagara-on-the-Lake. She spent Wednesday in King- ston, celebrating its 300th birth- day this year, and also Co- bourge. No Herald on July 2 The Herald will not publish Monday, July 2, a holiday in observance of Dominion Day. A full roundup of weekend news will he carried in Tuesday's ed- itions. Display advertisers are re- minded of the following dead- lines: advertisements for Wed- nesday, July 4 and Thursday, July 5 must be at The Herald by noon, Friday, June 29; ad- vertisements for Friday, July 6, must be in by noon, Tues- day, July 3. Classified advertisements re- ceived by a.m. Saturday, June 30 wil appear in Tues- Herald. Northern Ireland goes to polls OTTAWA (CP) Rail freight rates for rapeseed meal shipped to eastern Can- ada were ordered reduced Wednesday in a landmark decision by the Canadian transport commission. The interim order is a significant victory for western industry in the continuing dispute with railways about freight rates. It is the first freight rate ruling since the commission was set up in 1967. The commission told the railways they must reduce freight rates for western meal carried--------------------------------- from Thunder Bay, Ont, to points in eastern Can- ada effective Aug. 1. The impact of the rate ruling on the western rapeseed proc- essing industry and the rail- ways will be studied by the commission for one year before a final decision. The commission also said the railways must submit a com- plete export rate list for rape- seed meal sad rapeseed oil within 30 days. But, it turned down a request by four western rapeseed processors for lower rates on rapeseed oil marketed in eastern Canada. The rate reduction for rape- seed meal would mean an an- nual savings of to the four western companies which appealed the rates. The companies are the Sas- katchewaan Wheat Pool, based at Saskatoon, the Western Ca- nadian Seed Processors Ltd. of Lethhridge. Alta., Co-Op Vege- table Oils Ltd. of Altona, Man., and Agra -Industries Ltd. of Nipawin, Sask. GOVERNMENTS HELP They were supported by the governments of Alberta, Sas- katchewan and Manitoba. Opposing the rate application were the railways, the govern- ments of Ontario and Quebec and four eastern oilseed proc- essors, Canlin Ltd. of Montreal. Canadian Vegetable Oil Proc- essing Ltd. of Hamilton, Ont., and Maple Leaf Mills Ltd. and Victory Soya Mills Ltd. of To- ronto. The railways declined com- ment on the commission ruling until the decision has been stud- ied in more detail. Spokesmen for Canadian National Railways and CP Rail refused to say whether the decision would be appealed to the courts or to the federal cabinet. The rapesed case was launched in October, 1970. It was among those quoted by western premiers complaining about the impact of rail freight rates on secondary industry in BELFAST (AP) Northern Ireland's voters were to choose a provincial assembly today amid a spate of guerrilla vio- lence and political backbiting. In filling 78 assembly seats, the one million voters have a choice of 210 candidates under 19 different party labels. Essen- tially, the fight is for leadership of the province's Protestant ma- jority. The new assembly is intended by its British designers to ease the feuding between Protestants and Roman Catholics, which has cost more than 800 lives and untold damage in bombing and riots during the last four years. The pro-British Unionist party, the dominant power here for half a century, has lost some support to the moderate centre and a lot to hard-line militancy. Brian Faulkner, tha Unionist leader and former prime minis- ter, will almost certainly win his personal contest for a seat but could find himself embar- rassingly short of backers. The challenge to comes from a coalition let! by William Craig and Rev. Ian Paisley. Protestant miXants Who regard the British as too partial to the Irish Republic. More than troops, po- lice and reserves stood by to protect the 526 polling stations and nine counting centres. De- spite the tension, most com- mentators forecast a turnout approaching 80 per cent of the electorate. No leadership review needed the West. lick at town STONY RAPIDS, Sask. (CP) town in far northern Saskatchewan has been evacu- ated in the face of forest fires that have virtually surrounded the community of 165 popula- tion. Women and children were evacuated Wednesday night to the town of Black Lake, about 20 miles southeast, while the men stayed behind to fight the fires. Flames were reported today to have burned a tent shack and a small house on the edge of the town, on the Fond du Lac River, near the eastern tip of Lake Athabasca 420 miles north of Prince Albert. EDMONTON (CP) Senior officials in the Social Credit Party said Wednesday the de- feat of party leader Werner Schmidt in the Calgry Foot- hills byelection this week does not mean the caucus should review the leadership. Mr. Schmidt ran second in the five-person race, finishing votes behind Progressive Conservative''Stewart McCrae. Albert Ludwig, Social Credit MLA from Calgary Mountain- view, has called for a caucus to review the party leadership. Jim Henderson, Social Credit house leader, said the byelec- tion result has changed noth- ing and Bill Johnson, president of the Social Credit League of Alberta, called Mr. Ludwig's comment "a voice in the wil- derness likely to continue that way." Mr. Henderson said a caucus of the party's 24 MLAs could only make suggestions to the Social Credit League board about the leadership. TORY STRONGHOLD "While we felt for practical political reasons Mr. Schmidt had to run in the byelection, we also realized the chances of winning were only said Mr. Henderson. "I do not think any MLA could be particularly surprised at the outcome because the Conservatives had held the seat since 1967." Robert Clark, who narrowly lost the leadership race to Mr. Schmidt earlier this year, said he hadn't looked closely enough at the byelection results to say if Mr. Schmidt should step down. He said "there is now a need for us to get together and decide where we go from here." and heard About town PROVINCIAL Judge L. W. Hudson taking a coffee break to escape the foul odor of three jars of sewage sit- ting in front of him as court, exhibits Jim Berry and Jack James spending their holidays floating down the Oldman River to Medicine Hat Huck Finn style on a home-made raft. Dollar slumps LONDON (AP) The U.S. dollar slumped to record lows in European exchanges today to send the value of the West Ger- man mark above 40 cents for the first Inside Classified Comics Comment District Family Local News Markets Sports Entertainment TV Weather Ycuth 20-24 26 4-5 3-29-30 17 13-14 16 8-9 7 6 2 10 Top that, LOW TONIGHT NEAR 55, HIGH FRIDAY 70-75, COOLER, SHOWERS ;