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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta ONTARIO BEGINS FIGHT AGAINST TWO-PRICE GAS PLAN By DERIK HODGSON TORONTO (CP) The pro- vincial government says On- tario residents could face natu- ral gas rationing next winter. In a move to stave off the ra- tioning, the government of On- tario and Ontario Hydro said in a prepared statement Friday that submissions have been made to the Alberta Energy Re- sources Conservation Board in Calgary. The two submissions question the constitutional right of Al- berta to interfere with the sale of natural gas beyond its bor- ders. Both legal documents were released in Toronto when the submissions were made in Al- berta. Technical and legal argu- ments in the two submissions are similar. The natural gas in question already has been purchased by Ontario and is flowing now. The Ontario government is worried that Alberta board will cut off the gas supply that al- ready has been purchased. A statement approved by the Ontario cabinet said: "Ontario could face natural gas rationing next winter if the Alberta board, in a case now before it, cuts off a substantial portion of the gas now flowing to Eastern Canada from Al- berta." The submissions to the board specifically concern the sale by Consolidated Natural Gas Ltd. of 125 billion cubic feet of gas annually to TransCanada Pipe- Lines Ltd. Originally the gas was ear- marked for the United States but the National Energy Board denied the export application in August, 1970. Subsequently, the gas was sold to TransCanada for dis- tribution in Eastern Canada rather than the U.S. The Ontario government notes that Alberta recently instructed its energy board to reconsider its permit to consolidate in the light of the that deliveries were being made to a purcha- ser other than the one named in the original Alberta hearings. A spokesman for the provin- cial government said the origi- nal purchaser was Northern Natural Gas Co. of the United States. ONTARIO MADE MOVE Darcy McKeough, the prov- ince's chief adviser on energy matters, said in a prepared statement that Ontario made the legal move after the federal government failed to give lead- ership in the issue. "We face this threat to On- tario natural gas supplies at the same time that a serious oil supply problem is becoming ap- he said. The two Ontario submissions say that the Gas Resources Act of Alberta, which permits it to reconsider the gas permits, is unconstitutional. The provincial brief says in part: "Ontario is the largest single market for Alberta natural gas and depends heavily on Al- berta natural gas reserves as its most significant source of supply." The Alberta government has no intention of selling Its gy resources at below fair mar- ket valuo prices. Don Getty, minister of intergovernmental affairs, said Friday. He said he was not surprised that the Ontario government formally began its legal battle to challenge Alberta's con- stitutional rights in trying to have a say in the pricing of nat- ural gas. The minister said Ontario Premier William Davis had sev- eral ways to oppose Alberta'i natural gas policies. The LetKbrtdae Herald LXVI No. 170 LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 1973 PRICE: 15 CENTS SIX SECTION 76 PAGES Religious encampment Like o picture from Alberta's historic past, theie teepees are part of the 1973 religious en- campment of the Blackfoot Indians on the of the Blood reserve east of Standoff. The gather- ing, known as Acgokatsin, is a native tribute to nature, symbolic of the Almighty. For details of this fascinating ceremony, see story Page 12. Ehrlichman counterattacks Dean Watergate testimony Nixon wins compromise on Indochina WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon's com- promise offer to halt all United States war activities in Indochina in 46 days unless Congress votes more time was accepted Friday night by a reluctant and divided Senate. The Senate approved cutoff of all funds for Indo- china war activities by Aug. 15 as a rider to a stopgap financing resolution and sent it to the House of Rep- resentatives which had already accepted the comprom- ise in another bill. The fight against the compromise was led by an appeal by Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield who called it a capitulation of Congress' constitutional war-making powers. But bombing opponents, including Chairman J. W. Fullbright Dem. Ark. of the Senate foreign relations committee argued that because of House inability to over-ride the president's veto of an immediate bomb- Ing cutoff, ths compromise was the only way "to bring to a close this tragic episode in our history." Fulbright said the Senate had won acceptance by the White House of three foreign relations commit- tee guidelines for the compromise: Aug. 15 cut off is not authority for the presi- dent to continue bombing until that time. effect would be to preclude after Aug. 15 any resumption of hostilities" without Congress' ex- press approval. committee expects no escalation of ths bomb- ing in Cambodia during the 46 days or resumption of bombing elsewhere in Indochina. The House accepted the Aug. 15 compromise on a supplemental money bill, the same one Nix- on vetoed Wednesday because Congress had put an immediate bombing cutoff in it. The Senate accepted it in a so-called continuing resolution that gives the Pentagon and other federal agency stop-gap authority to keep spending after their present annual appropriations run out at midnight to- night and until Congress approves their new ones. From AP-Reuter WASHINGTON (CP) For- mer White House aide John Eh- rlichman says he has evidence to "trip up" the sworn testi- mony of John Dean. Ehrlichman said he believes Dean is trying to implicate President Nixon to save himself from criminal prosecution over covering up the Watergate break-in. The former presidential coun- sel "was uniquely at the pivot point of the said Eh- rlichman, in the strongest counterattack to date against Dean. Royal couple begins second leg of tour C3 BRAMPTON, Out. (CP) A horse race and a Charlottetown birthday party are the two ma- jor events on the agenda of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip today. The royal couple spent Friday afternoon and overnight as guests of John Eaton at his 360- acre summer estate near here preparing for the second half of their 10-day tour which now shifts to Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Before leaving the Toronto area, where they have spent the last week visiting nearby com- munities, they will take in the 114th running of the Queen's Plate horse to the itinerary as a treat for the horse-loving Queen. Then it's off to Charlottetown, where the royal couple will help bring in the country's 107th birthday and the 100th of the island province at a dinner and fireworks display. The fL-st leg of the trip was a Ehrlichman's statements came Friday as Dean concluded five days of exhaustive testi- mony and stood firm on his charge that President Nixon knew the outlines of the cover- up as early as last Sept. 15. The Senate committee has re- cessed until July 10. when the first witness is expected to be John Mitchell, former attorney- general and head of Nixon's re- election campaign at one point. Dean said Ehrlichman and former White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman shared that knowledge with the presi- dent. Ehrlicbman said in a CBS television interview he first be- came aware a cover-up was in progress last March after he hsd begun an investigation at the request of the president. In an interview with the Christian Science Monitor, Eh- rlichman said: "I have the feeling that hav- ing failed to receive immunity from prosecution by offering testimony about Haldeman and me, he switched to this current effort to strike at the presi- No Alberta winners in Irish Sweep By THE CANADIAN PRESS Six Canadians won prizss of about each with Irish Sweepstake tickets on Weavers Hall, winner of to- dsy's Irish Derby. Four held tickets on favored Ragapan, which came sscond, and will co'lect about and one had a ticket worth 000. about on third- place Buoy. There were no Al- bertans with tickets on the three horses. the same purpose." "Dean will be tripped up by the logs I kept of all The Monitor quotes Ehrlichman as saying. He said these records show "that literally months went by during the time Dean was talk- ing about that I had no contact with him at all. To hear his tes- timony, he was in and out of my office every 10 minutes." Dean admitted to Senate questioners that he was heavily involved in the cover-up but said he was acting on the or- ders of Haldeman and Ehrlich- man. Plan search for missing Canadians SAIGON CCP) Involved ne- gotiations with the Viet Cong's Provisional Revolutionary Gov- ernment (PRG) designed to se- cure the release of two Cana- dians dragged on today. It appeared doubtful the planned search of the plantation area 35 miles northeast of Sai- gon, by an International Com- mission of Control and Super- vision (ICCS) team could start today. Capt. Ian Patten of Toronto and Capt. Fletcher Thomson of Ottawa have been missing for three days near Cam Tarn, 10 miles west of their ICCS post at Xuan Loc. Negitiations were reported to involve to a number of things, including safety of ICCS person- nel who will search the area and the method of getting liai- son officers from Saigon to the region. Alberta, B.C. future bright OTTAWA (CP) The economies of British Columbia and Alberta will do well in the 1970s but if current trends continue, Saskatchewan and Manitoba will be un- able to meet "even the least challenging a federal regional development study reported Friday. The document tabled in the Commons Friday is one of a series of staff papers prepared by the regional economic expansion department for federal provincial con- sultations on development ]ems facing rf the policy. lack of training "Current trends will bring opportunities for jobs, lack of mobility to move to. jobs and poor living conditions. "Several thousand job oppor- tunitis will occur throughout the region, and several thou- sand northerners need those jobs." about increased growth, em- ployment and income largely in British Columbia and it says. "Even in those provinces growth will be concentrated largely in ths major urban areas and not as much in rural areas and communities or in the northern parts of these provinces." The study urges development of employment opportunities in rural areas and secondary cen- tres to offset growth in urban areas. It suggests development of agricultural processing, small resource-based manufacturing plants, local services, tourism "and even some plants produc- ing non-resource-based products for a regional or national mar- ket." General recommendations for development of the Western provinces include: processing of a variety of agricultural products, minerals, oils, gas and wood: of materials and equipment for the resource in- dustries, such as farm imple- ments, off-road trans- portation vehicles and logging equipment. of more so- phisticated products for re- gional, national and inter- national markets such as e'ec- trical products, garments, elec- tronic equipment, chemicals. of transportation, distribution and service func- tions for the movement of goods within the region and outside shipments; of tourism and recreation for the regional pop- ulation and thj population of the United States, Eastern prov- inces and Pacific Rim coun- tries; or expansion of applied research and devel- opment for opportunities in mineral development, ocean- ography, forestry and agricul- ture. "The key to the realization of these opportunities is a basic agreement by the provincial and federal governments to un- dertake joint development ef- says the report. The report says development of the northern parts of the Western provinces must ensure that local people, especially In- dians and Metis, share in the economic benefits. A separate study on the west- era northlands cites the prob- The study says resource de- velopment should be consistent with the human and physical environment of region, espe- cially with major projects like the Mackenzie Valley highway and pipeline, the Athabasca oil sands and resource and trans- portation investments in north- ern B.C. U.S. soybean embargo hikes cost of food By VICTOR MACKIE OTTAWA Bacon and eggs, chicken and beef will all cost more for Canadians as a result of the United States imposing its total embargo on soybeans and cotton seed and products derived from them, members of parliament warned Friday. The Canadian government moved quickly to counter the American action taken Wednes- day. Industry Trade and Com- merce Minister Alastair Gil- lespie announced Friday after- noon in the commons that curbs have been imposed by the Ca- nadian government on exports of soya beans and soya bean cake and meal, rape seed and rape seed cake and meal, flax seed, linseed cake and meal and fishmeal. The Canadian export controls went into effect midnight Fri- day, under the Export and Im- ports Permits act. Washington decided to stop exports out of the U.S. of soy- beans and cottonseed Wednes- day. The embargo will last until new crops of soybeans and cottonseed are harvested this fall. The American action caused consternation in Cana- dian farm circles. It will have the impact of driving up prices of food products, said a repre- sentative of the Canadian Fed- eratin of Agriculture. Opposition members in the house said food prices were al- ready rising steeply in Canada and expected to go higher be- cause of the American action. They bombarded the govern- ment benches Friday morning with questions as to what was being done to hold down food costs in Canada. Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan this week had issued a news letter in which he said for the year retail food prices may average 10 per cent above their 1972 level. Extremists suffer rout in elections From AP-REUTER BELFAST (CP) Protestant and Roman Catholic extremists suffered a rout as counting con- tinued today in Ulster's Jegisla- tive elections, with voters lining up along traditional religous linas. The new 78-seat assembly is to replace the former 52-seat provincial parliament that had been a bastion of Protestant rule for more than 50 years un- til abolished by Britain last year. 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 be carried in Tues- day's editions. Display advertisers are re- minded that advertisements for Friday, July 6, must be at The Herald by noon, Tuesday, July 3. Inside wS'S.S Clamu gov't. Air Canada cover up physically affected by appear- ances in several Ontario com- munities during the last week. Classified 18-22 Comics 26 Comment 4-5 District 3-27-28 Family J4-J5 Local News 11-12 Markets 16-17 Religion 24-25 Sports 8-10 Entertainment 7 TV 6 Weather 2 LOW TONIGHT 50, HIGH SUN. 70; MOSTLY SUNNY Lethbridge MP seeks data on airline blast and About town CURIOUS Karen McKay, 12, asking how Queen Elizabeth can be Queen of Canada since she speaks with an accent bride-to-be, Leigh Hackson receiving sug- gestions from nine-yoar-old brother Davic that her wed- ding shower presents could be put to better use by their mother By PAUL JACKSON OTTAWA An angry and alarmed Ken Hurtburt (PC Lethbridge) has charged in the House of Commons that Air Canada public relations officials and the federal government are trying to cover up an incident in which an explosion occured on a flight the Alberta MP was on. Mr. Hurlburt has been trying to get to the bottom of'the mat- ter since the incident occured in late March, but in the Com- mons the Parliamentary secre- tary to Transport Minister Jean Marchand denied that any ex- plosion took place. The Alberta MP says he can't understand why Marcel Pnid'homme should deny the incident when Air Canada's own maintenance report on the mat- ter officially mentions an "ex- plosion and severe vibration on number three engine with hy< drolic Mr. Hurlburt said the flight, from Toronto to Calgary, was a nightmare. In the Commons he related his description of the explosion, of frightened busi- nessmen, and said the purser told him there was a seven foot gash in the fuselage. The plane later had to return to Toronto "The curious thing is that Air Canada has since decided that the incident did not occur as we the passengers saw it occur. The experts of Air Canada say there was an explosion but the public relations people of Air Canada say there was said the Alberta MP. Mr. Hurlburt said that since he started on his campaign to find out what really happened he has received letters from fel- low passengers supporting his description of the incident. "But the government still claims the incident was The Lethbridge MP said claims that the fire indicator in- dicated no fire are misleading since the indicator was dam- aged by a piece of metal that flew off. The vibration indicator was registering the maximum, charges Mr. Hurlburt. "Canadians have a right to know haw safe their airlines are They have a right to know whether their tax dollars are being spent for a dangerous and airline or whether they are being spent on a good provider of transport for the Canadian people." Mr. Prud'homme, replying in the Commons to Mr. Hurlburt, appeared weary of the entire af- fair. The Quebec MP said Mr. Marchand has already sent two letters of explanation to the Al- berta MP and "at this point I can only reiterate the facts have already been ;