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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Breezy South welcome lor Dave By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer National New Democratic Leader David Lewis flew into a breezy and enthusiastic Lethbridge welcome this morning. In an electoral district where a Conservative victory in the July 8 federal election is a virtual certainty, the welcome surprised even local NDP organizers. More than 200 people spurred party election hopes as they crammed a banquet room in the Marquis Hotel to await Mr. Lewis' arrival aboard Daisy I. The 250-mile-per-hour Convair aircraft, slowed by 35-m.p.h. winds enroute from Saskatoon, chugged into Kenyon field 35 minutes late to be greeted by a sunny welcome and brilliant background of Rocky Mountains. Almost hidden among 33 members of the press descending from the plane, David and Sophie Lewis received their first daisies of the day from six-year-old Graham Evans as they joined a 25-vehicle motor cavalcade into the city. According to one national campaign organizer, counting the daisies presented the national leader so far would be like "counting the drops of rain every day." Twenty-five cars joined the cavalcade originally to include only five vehicles, as Marquis Hotel employees hustled more chairs into the breakfast room Mr Lewis greeted scores of supporters after his half- hour speech lambasting chartered banks. He balanced NDP posters thrust forward for autographs with a pen, horn rimmed glasses and cigarette, all the time using some other hand to shake with. "Tnank you, thank you, thank you for what you're was the most common greeting from supporters, most of whom dwarfed the diminutive but fiery spoken leader. At the breakfast he was flanked by Bessie Annand, NDP candidate for- Lethbi'idge, Lauranne Hemmingway, NDP candidate for Medicine Hat and Muriel McCreary, NDP candidate for Crowfoot. BILL GROENEN photos More than 200 came to breakfast. U.S., Soviets agree to develop artificial heart MOSCOW (AP U.S. President Nixon and Soviet Leader Brezhnev achieved Separate meat talks rejected TORONTO (CP) Efforts. to break the deadlock in the packing-house contract dispute continued today as union and management negotiators met here with government mediators be- hind closed doors. The companies involved- Canada Packers. Swift Cana- dian and Burns a statement Thursday saying they had decided against separate negotiations with Alberta locals of the Canadian Food and Allied Workers The Alberta locals, whose 2.500 workers have been Socked out for three weeks, asked for separate talks through the provincial labor ministry The companies rejected the proposal because the union in- sisted on country-wide agree- ments for all three firms and local unions in Alberta could not negotiate for other prov- inces Company officials met with representatives of the Ontano and Alberta labor ministries Wednesday and Thursday and the union joined talks today. A stalemate developed after the Alberta lockout when 9.500 union members across the country rejected an offer of pay increases totalling 29 per cent over two vears today the first concrete results of their summit meeting, agreeing on three co- operative ventures, including research and development on 'an artificial heart. The two other agreements involve co-operation between their countries in housing and in energy development. The agreement on heart re- search contemplates joint ef- forts to improve synthetic cardiac valves and to develop artificial hearts. In addition, researchers from both countries will seek ways to extend the operational life of cardiac pacemakers and will work together to improve diagnostic techniques aimed at heading off heart attacks by early detection of blood supply disorders They also will try to develop instruments to detect and treat heart ailments of children. Under the accord, the two countries will exchange models of artificial hearts and other devices for testing and will publish the results of joint research. Under the housing and con- struction agreement, special efforts will be made to develop criteria for building in earthquake-prone areas and in regions affected by climatic extremes, such as arctic cold and desert heat The energy agreement calls for a broad and balanced range of joint research and development programs- No Herald Dominion Day The Herald will not pub- lish Monday. July 1. Domin- ion Day. Ads for Thursday. July 4. will be accepted until 5 p.m. today. Classified advertise- ments received up to 11-30 a.m. Saturday will appear Tuesdav, Julv 2. Inside 24-28 ..22 4- 17 18.19 15.16 23 12.13 The doctor was a Classified Comics Comment District Family Local News Markets Sports Theatres......11 Travel 9 TV 5-8.10 Weather 3 At Home 20 LOW TONIGHT 50; HIGH SAT. 80; BRISK WINDS. The LetHbrtdge Herald VOL LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1974 10 Cents 60 Pages "As many daisies as raindrops" from Graham Evans, 6, of Lethbridge. By 978 if 'city does homework' Air Canada may return Tankers may not need protective double bottoms By PETER BUCKLEY WASHINGTON (CP) American tankers carrying crude oil from Alaska to the West Coast of the United States would not be required to have protective double bottoms under proposed U.S. Coast Guard regulations expected to be made public today, informed sources report. Advocates of double bot toms say they would reduce the possibility of oil spills in the event of groundings or collisions as the tankers make their way along the British Columbia coast and through the narrow Juan de Fuca Strait to refineries in Washington state. The coast guard regulations are expected to draw criticism from environmen- talists and from the U.S in- terior department Interior Secretary Rogers Morton pledged two years ago in an appearance before a con- gressional committee that oil- bearing tankers for Alaska "will be required to have segregated ballast systems, incorporating a double bottom Department sources said Thursday Morton still feels strongly about the issue and can be counted on to press for a change. The regulations are reported to contain recommendations for 'segregated ballast means of reducing the only residue discharged by ships which is blamed for the greatest amount of oil pollution in the world's waterways. Several informants con- firmed, however, that the regulations make no provision for double bottoms. Dow project major 'gamble' By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Dow Chemical of Canada Ltd.. Sarnia. has "gambled its entire com- pany's future in the chemical business" on its proposed world-scale ethylene plant for Fort Saskatchewan. Dow Vice-President C. L Mort told a National Energy Board hearing into Dow's ethylene export application Thursday. And if Dow is" not given a license for the full term of 10 years, starting in 1977 and for the full amount of 10 billion pounds of ethylene exports to its U.S, parent company, then Dow's existing petrochemical facilities in Sarnia would be jeopardized and possibly "seriously damaged In addition, the proposed Dome Petroleum Ltd twin pipeline between Alberta and Sarnia to carry some of the ethylene to be manufactured by Dow in Alberta, could not be built, since transportation costs would go up ,ind the financial viability would be undercut. Mr Mort suggested Mr Mort also said that without the fall license for the export of ethylene. Dow could not bnild its proposed 2 4- billion-pound-a-year ethylene plant in Alberta He told the NEB panel hear- ing the export application that it is in Dow's view "essen- tially" either the 24-billion- pound-a-year ethylene plant or nothing. Equipment for that size plant, to be built in two halves, the first by 1976-77. the second by 1978-79. has been on order since last year, he ex- plained. And Dow would find it difficult to cut off part of the orders. To operate a 2.4-billion pound ethylene plant at less than full capacity would result in significant financial penalties for Dow. he added Seen and About town Gerry Probe practicing his sweeping stance and golf swing as he pr< -es for a summer vacation golf and curling Keith Robin, a former dieter, having trouble bending over to pick up a tack from the floor Singer Marg OsborRc observed doing her washing at a local coin laundry By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer If city council "does its homework" an east-west air route could become a reality for Lethbridge by 1978, Aid. Steve Kotch said Thursday. Both Air Canada and the city's transportation committee are studying market patterns in the area for expanded air service. Aid. Steve Kotch, who heads the committee, said after a meeting between committee members 'and Air Canada officials here Thursday, the company suggested a market analysis prepared for council last summer by the Calgary consulting firm of LaBorde Simat Ltd. be up-dated to include "the new growth pattern in the city." The report, which recommended expansion of the Kenyon Field airport and terminal, did not take into account such developments as Lethbridge Centre and the Alberta Ammonia plant proposed for Raymond The city is updating its study of a market for air cargo, but Air Canada asked that passenger information be updated as well. The government-owned airline is also studying the market for expanded air service for Southern Alberta and Aid. Kotch said between the two studies, "all the angles should be covered." Air Canada "is extremely interested in the movement of agricultural goods and passengers and I have a hunch that if we do our homework, this thing could be a reality by 1978." Aid. Kotch said. He said the council study should be complete within three months and then it will be up to the city to convince Air Canada there is a need in Southern Alberta for an east- west air route through the city and for an air cargo operation. City council, acting on the LaBorde Simat report, went to the federal government last fall asking for expansion of Kenyon Field to accommodate large jet aircraft and expanded passenger traffic through Lcthtndgc. But Aid. Kotch said Thursday the federal government will act on the city recommendations only after an air carrier makes a similar request Air Canada has to be convinced by council, and by the findings of its own study, that a market exists in the area The airline then has to convince the federal government. Aid Kotch said He said an airline other than Air Canada could enter the market, but so far CP Air has expressed "only a casual interest" in Southern Alberta Pacific Western Airlines is interested in the market here. Aid Kotch said, but can't provide the kind of service thc- city needs PWA would be interested in a Lethbridge Calgary flight but Time Air is already providing adequate service along that route, he said. Pacific Western is restricted by the Canadian Transport Commission from operating an east-west route with connections in Southern Alberta, he said But Air Canada has expressed "a positive interest and is spending time and money to see if there is a need." the alderman said. Price of Herald going up July 1 Steadily-rising production costs, including a 27 per cent increase in the price of newsprint, require an adjustment in the circulation rates of The Lethbridge Herald. Effective July 1, the weekly price of The Herald delivered by carrier will be increased from 60 cents to 80 cents Subscription rates for mail delivery may be found at the beginning of the classified advertising section. Single copy" news stand prices will be 15 cents daily and 20 cents Saturday This 20-cent weekly increase is the first in The Herald's circulation rate in more than three years. Carriers will share in the additional revenue, receiving 21 cents of each 80 cents collected compared with the 14 cents they now receive. The cost of the newsprint delivered to Herald subscribers is now 24 cents a week Humphrey claims 6no wrongdoing' WASHINGTON (AP) Senator Hubert Humphrey, stung by a Senate Watergate committee staff report on his 1972 presidential campaign finances, says he did nothing illegal in using more than of his own money in his campaign and concealing that fact from the public Fraud story labelled misleading NEW YORK