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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta I 2-THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD Saturday, March 2, 1974 News In brief Soviet harvest may be down MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Union expects to harvest 205.6 million tons of grain this year, down from last year's record crop of more than 222 million tons, the Soviet news agency Tass said today. Tass gave no reason for the expected drop in production, Two garrotted in Spain MADRID (Reuter) A Spanish anarchist and a Pole, both convicted of killing policemen, were executed by garrotting in Spain today, military authorities announced. Salvador Puig Antich, a 26- year-old student allegedly be- longing to the outlawed anarchist Iberian Liberation Movement, was garrot- ted slowly strangled in Barcelona prison. Polish citizen Heinz Ces, 25, was executed in the same way at Tarragona jail to the south, the sources said. It was the first time in 10 years that execution by garrotting has been carried out in Spain Japan railways roll again TOKYO (Reuter) About 80 per cent of Japan's national railway services, halted by a 24-hour strike by public employees Friday, returned to normal today An estimated workers took part in the nationwide stoppage to back demands for wage increases of 30 per cent and more, better social welfare and public workers' right to go on strike. The government said about 13 million persons, including about 10 million in the Tokyo area, were directly affected. Balloonist still sought WASHINGTON (AP) The Pentagon ordered a second search Friday of a broad mid- Atlantic area for missing bal- loonist Thomas Gatch. The search order is based on a computer run of recent intormation. The new search, based on 'the most logical assumptions." will be in an area of 95.000 square statute miles, approximately statute miles south-southwest of the Azores. The search will be made by aircraft of the United States Atlantic Command. The Pentagon said weather, winds and sea conditions in the area where Gatch was last sighted by a Liberian freighter Feb. 21 were used in the calculations. Gatch took off Feb. 18 from Harrisburg, Pa., in an attempt to be the first solo balloonist to fly from the U.S. to Europe Winds blew him southward. IMP fined for tax evasion FREDERICTON (CP) A Liberal member of Parliament was fined Friday after pleading guilty in provincial court on one count of evading income taxes and five counts of making false statements on tax returns. The charges against G.A. Persy Smith, member for Northumberland-Miramichi since 1968, were based on re- turns filed with the income tax department between 1965 and 1969. Judge G.W. Tomlinson handed down the fine after ac- cepting a defence argument that the violations of the act resulted from careless neglect of a busy man rather than from criminal intent. Court was told that Smith since has paid the sum owing as well as in penalties and in interest. 15.C. insurance plan begins VANCOUVER (CP) Pre- mier Dave Barrett toured the headquarters of the Insurance Corporation of Friday on the first day for British Columbians to drive under government car insurance, and called creation of 1CBC "a unique and fantastic accomplishment that only a New Democratic government could have done Norman Bortnick, vice- president and general manager of ICBC, said the day passed without any serious the first accident case for the Kamloops branch was when an ICBC vehicle was involved in a rear-end collision. Hearst kidnappers quiet SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The FBI says it is at a loss to explain why there has been no word from the kidnappers of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst. It would give no esti- mate on how long it will wait before acting. "They haven't communicated in over a week." Charles Bates, the FBI agent handling the case, said Friday. "But I just don't have any idea." It has been nine days since Randolph Hearst, editor and president of the San Francisco Examiner, heard from the mysterious Symbionese Liberation Army Carpet Dirty? PHONE mr. steam which claims it kidnapped the 20-year-old University of California student from her apartment Feb. 4. The silence continued despite the establishment of a food-handout program for the needy financed by Hearst money as an initial response to demands of the kidnappers. Tank stolen BERLIN (AP) A young United States soldier stole a tank in West Berlin and took it on a joyride past border guards into East Germany early today, a U.S. Army spokesman said. The spokesman said the sol- dier was returned to West Berlin and taken into custody by U.S. military officials. Later, a U.S. soldier drove the 50-ton tank back to Turner Barracks in West Berlin. Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS SARANAC LAKE. N.Y. Larry Doyle. 117. second baseman on John McGraw's NemYork Giant teams 60 years ago and winner of the National League baseball batting crown in 1915. Co Vina, Savage. 67, former defenceman with Montreal Canadians and Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League from 1933 to 1935 and later a coach and general manager in the American league. but early thaws of the snow cover followed by freezing weather may be a contributing factor. The report said that "on the whole specialists take an opti- mistic view of the possibilities of a sharp rise in grain yields" in the future, citing plans for increased use of fertilizers and new strains of wheat. Bakery Council asked to hold price line Packaging regulation announced Moores supports Alberta's stand on resource control EDMONTON (CP) Newfoundland Premier Frank Moores said Friday he supports Alberta's position that the province has the constitutional right to control its resources. Mr. Moores said in a brief interview after a meeting with Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed that provincial governments must defend their position in the face of the federal government's move into the resource field. "If it's fuel today, will it be wood or fish Mr. Moores said he is wary of the possibility the federal government could attempt to levy a national royalty on Alberta's oil in order to ad- just provincial wealth. He said Canada already has a federally provincial equal- ization formula. The Progressive Conservative premier admitted he could be bucking the tide among eastern provinces with his stand, but he faces no problem within Newfoundland. "We can't always be going hat in hand to Ottawa. We've got to do the best we can with our he said. "I don't think central controls are capable of dealing with regional problems." Mr. Moores conceded he favors provincial control of resources because of the prospect Newfoundland could find- its own offshore oil supplies, but said it is more important to establish the principle that provincial control is provided under the constitution. The visiting premier disagreed with the position of the National Energy Conference in January that one price should be charged for oil across Canada, because it would be unfair for central Canada to expect subsidized oil prices while manufactured products are not subsidized elsewhere in the country. At Press Club Ball Prime Minister Trudeau and his wife Margaret arrive for dinner at the annual National Press Club Ball in Ottawa Friday night. U.S. Congress to begin study of trade reform bill WASHINGTON (CP) -The grinding United States problems with oil prices and coupled with an approaching rendezvous with the American form the background next week for a new study- of President Nixon's trade- J reform legislation in Con- gress. The result could be some un- comfortable moments for Canada, which has sharply boosted its oil-export tax at a time when U.S. figures allege that the Canadian surplus of trade with the U.S. has grown. One congressional aide said he wouldn't be surprised to see the dormant issue of the Canada-U.S. automotive agreement raised again, although others disagreed. The scene next week will be the Senate finance committee, which begins public hearings Monday on the Trade Reform Act passed Dec. 11 by the House of Representatives. In four days of sittings, the committee will hear from Treasury Secretary George Shultz, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and other senior representatives of the Nixon administration. WILL URGE SPEED The witnesses will press the committee to act quickly on legislation that gives Nixon and his negotiators the power to conclude far-reaching agreements with American trading partners for liberalization of world trade. Whether the committee will agree on speed is another question. Nine of the 17 committee members face re- election campaigns next fall, including Chairman Russell Turkey marketing agency announced Westcoast Transmission 'frustrating' project OTTAWA (CP) Proclamation of a marketing agency to control turkey supplies, and to a large extent, prices, was announced today in the Canada Gazette. Marketing boards in seven provinces have each been granted an annual slice of the turkey market based on sales during the last five years. The remaining Brunswick. Prince Edward Island and also been given a share of the market. Paul Babey. chairman of the National Farm Products Marketing Council, which oversees the operations of commodity marketing agencies, said in an interview Friday that market sharing had been worked out between the regulated and un- regulated areas. The three Atlantic provinces agreed to limit their supplies of turkeys in exchange for a promise that other provinces would not dump excess turkeys into their area. The turkey agency is thev second marketing body set up under federal legislation passed in 1972 after two years of tumultuous debate. The First, which controls supplies of eggs, has been criticized recently by the food prices review board for setting artificially high egg prices. The turkey agency regu- lations set out in the weekly Gazette carve up the market this way: Nova Scotia can produce 2.5 million pounds of turkey meat a year: Quebec. 54 million pounds; Ontario. 92 million pounds: Manitoba. 17.25 million pounds: Saskatchewan, eight million pounds; Alberta. 18.25 million pounds: British Columbia. 20.5 million pounds. Non-regulated areas have been given an annual quota of 1.5 million pounds. OTTAWA (CP) Westcoast Transmission Co. Ltd. of British Columbia is trying to frustrate a decision of the provincial energy commission which would permit Inland National Gas to build a 96-mile pipeline between Yahk and Rossland. the National Energy Board was fold Friday night. 'Inland lawyer D.D.M. Goldie said the provincial board had found it to be in the public interest for the pipeline to go ahead and provide Inland customers with security of supply. I Bui Westcoast was trying to hold Inland to a clause in its contract with Westcoast which says all Inland's gas supply must be purchased from Westcoast. he said. The Yahk-Rossland line would carry natural gas from Alberta- Inland's application to be freed from the clause was ar- gued for the last two days be- fore the federal board. The board reserved decision after hearing closing arguments. Mr. Goldie argued that the B.C. commission's decision clearly showed that it was in public interest for Inland to be freed of the clause and the pipeline built. Mr. Goldie also argued that Inland customers were being discriminated against. They were entitled to secondary sources of supply, but West- coast, for selfish reasons, wanted them to be denied it. 'Charles Locke, appearing for Westcoast. said the B.C. commission acted without jurisdiction in granting a licence for the line to be built. For that reason, its decision should be ignored. He also argued that very little, if any. public interest was involved. He said Inland had been able to serve its customers for 16 years with little difficulty. Mr. Locke said the contract dispute also was a matter for courts of law to decide. As a regulatory body, the energy board should refuse to give any decision. Long, the 55-year-old Louisiana Democrat. With unemployment growing and organized labor stubbornly opposed to the trade bill, even senators with liberal trade as Abraham Ribicoff (Dem. showing nervousness about any legislation that might open U.S. markets to more foreign goods No date has been set for calling other witnesses, although more than 100 corporations, unions, associations and individuals have said they want to make submissions to the com- mittee. After the public hearings, the committee goes into executive session to draft legislation for approval by the full Senate. Then the Senate bill has to be reconciled in joint committee with the House version, be passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the president. Administration officials hope the process can be completed before Congress takes its long summer recess in July. If not. the trade reform issue is likely to die for at least a with it. the hopes of Canada and other trading partners for a world- wide attack on barriers to international commerce. Italian premier to resign Fuel pumps full in U.S., prices leap WASHINGTON (AP) Many United States motorists found fresh gasoline supplies at service stations Friday but also discovered higher prices posted on the pumps. Exxon. Gulf. Shell, Texaco. Standard Oil of California, Un- ion. Marathon. Murphy, Getty. Cities Service and others all have announced immediate price changes. Shell Oil Co. reduced whole- sale prices of gasoline and several other products, but price increases that had been announced earlier went into effect at most stations and wiped out Shell's decrease. For some gas-hungry drivers, the increases could mean paying 33 cents more per United States gallon. The average rise appeared to be about five cents. "The price increases are go- ing to be said Art Johnson, executive vice-presi- dent of the Wisconsin Retail Gasoline Dealers Association. "The information I've had so far indicates prices are going to go up 6 to 11 cents a gallon across most of the state, with many increases of between 8 and II cents a gallon." Executive Director Robert Borrett of the Minnesota Association of Petroleum Retailers said Spur stations raised retail prices by 33.7 cents a gallon, making a typical gallon of Spur premium gas cost 62.2 cents. An; official of Murphy Oil Co.. which produces Spur, said the increase arises mainly from reliance on Canadian erode, which now costs more. Under existing government controls, gasoline retailers once a month can automatically pass along to consumers any increases in their costs. This is hi addition to such beyond-cost increases as the two-cent-a-gallon increase that went into effect Friday for independent dealers, who pump about 70 per cent of the gas. Meanwhile, more states be- gan to get initial deliveries of their March gasoline allotments and this apparently has trimmed the length of lines of cars at the gas pumps. An Exxon dealer in Baltimore said after handling the earlymorning line at his station that "the pumps are all full, but there are no lines." Rhode Island became the Hth state to adopt Oregon- style gas rationing, wherein motorists purchase gasoline on alternate days. From AP-REUTER ROME (CP) Premier Mariano Rumor and his centre-left government agreed to resign, a cabinet minister announced. The decision may deliver another body blow to a country already staggering from a grave economic crisis and a corruption scandal in- volving several cabinet minis- ters. The resignation follows a cabinet crisis that began Wednesday night when Treasury Minister Ugo la Malfa resigned because of a clash over economic policy, prompting his Republican party to withdraw from the four-party coalition Friday. Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Consumer and Corporate Affairs Minister Herb Gray has asked the Bakery Council of Canada to postpone a four cent a loaf increase in bread prices, it was learned Friday. The increase was to have taken place Monday. However, a political storm rose over the increase when the Food Prices Review Board released a report stating an increase of that size was unjustified. The Review Board suggested a two cent increase would cover cost increases that have occured. Officials of Mr. Gray's de- partment would not confirm that a postponement of the in- crease has been requested. However, it was learned that the Bakery Council takes issue with some aspects of the Review Board's assessment of their costs and wants to make its case to the Review Board. A meeting between the two organizations is expected to take place early next week. It is understood Mr. Gray does not feel any price increase should be introduced before that meeting, and' before the Review Board has an opportunity to reassess its evidence, and has relayed this view to the Bakery Council. Earlier Friday Mr Gray announced that the consumer packaging and labelling act is being proclaimed and that the basic regulations are being promulgated. The act was passed almost a year ago but has not been in force because it had not been proclaimed. The regulations under the act. scheduled for publication in the Canada Gazette on March 13 will require that basic labelling on prepackaged products will include. identity of the product in terms of its common, generic or functional name as well as the declaration of net quantity. basic information be in both official languages. provision be made to allow the use of metric units of measurement only if it is for a standard range of package sizes, as Canada moves toward metrication; name and principle place of business of the manu- facturer or distributor be shown on the label. Manufacturers of non-food products will be allowed 18 months in which to complete the necessary detailed label changes and manufacturers of food products will be allowed 24 months. Mr Gray claimed these iead times were necessary to enable manufacturers to make an orderly transition to new labelling of some 120.000 products. The act makes possible the standardization of container sizes where there is undue proliferation. The first two of these standardization programs, dealing with toothpaste and toiletries, is included in the regulations. Burma rule LONDON (AP) Premier U Ne Win of Burma announced today that his revolutionary council is returning power to the People's Assembly, a Rangoon radio broadcast monitored in London said today. The revolutionary council was set up by Ne Win when he overthrew the government of U Nu in a bloodless coup on March 2. 1962. and dissolved parliament. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FftEE rnonm COLLEGE The City Chairman Heart Monday Campaign wishes to thank the Area Chairmen, the Team Captains, and all the canvassers for their co-operation in this years campaign. Also to everyone who contributed and to those people who have sent in the "Sorry I Missed You We urge anyone who still wishes to make a contribution to mail in the en- velopes your cheque to Albtrta Hwrt Foundation BOX 507, LETHBRIDGE ;