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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta v. The LetHbrtdge Herald VOL. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1974 10 Cents 56 Pages PART OF 82-CAR GRAIN CONSIGNMENT WAITS TO LOAD SUPT. JACK WATERHOUSE CHECKING ONE OF 60 TRUCKS WAITS TO DUMP WHEAT Massive wheat shipment rolling west By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer An 82-car train loaded with grain was to leave Lethbridge today carrying bushels of wheat bound for Vancouver where grain ships clog the harbor waiting to carry the grain to export markets The train, loaded at the Canadian government elevator in the city, is the first of several that will carry 2Vz million bushels of Southern Alberta grain to Vancouver by July. Government representatives say the trains form the Canadian wheat board's main thrust to move grain to export position at a time when the board has fallen more than 120 million .bushels behind last year's" grain shipments. Similar shipments are planned from government terminals at Edmonton, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw. The emergency shipping program is necessary because farmers have not hauled enough grain to country elevators for shipment via the traditional railroad route and because last summer's rail strike put the grain shipping program behind. Today's train should be unloaded in Vancouver Thursday and is expected to be returned to the Lethbridge terminal by Sunday. It will load and head back to the West Coast. Trucks, each with a capacity of about 900 bushels, have been hauling grain to the terminal elevator from country elevators within a 100-mile radius of Lethbridge since Feb. 11. Jack Waterhouse, elevator superintendent, said about 60 trucks per day will be unloaded at the terminal elevator. This will allow the facility to maintain adequate stocks to fill the commitment to the hopper grain cars on a weekly basis. Don Figurski of Winnipeg, assistant general manager for Canadian Government Elevators, told .The Herald the Lethbridge terminal elevator has been operated for years by the government, always at a loss "through nobody's fault." He said with this new trucking program utilizing a single train for one commodity, the terminal elevator will be serving a useful purpose and will be making money for the government. Orville Reber of Burdett, one of two Alberta directors on the Palliser Wheat Growers Association, an organization representing wheat producers, said his association has been fighting for years to get efficient use of the inland grain terminals. When grain cars have to go to the hundreds of country elevator points throughout Western Canada, haul the grain to the various export terminals at Vancouver or Thunder Bay and then be brought back into service again, it takes 21 days. When the rail cars can be used on the main line, it takes only seven days to recycle them. All the grain moved through the Lethbridge wheat terminal is being cleaned. Mr. Figurski said this will increase the actual amount of grain being carried in each car by about eight per cent .The wild oats, weed seeds, cracked grain kernels and chaff is normally shipped to export position and then is usually cleaned. The screenings cleaned from the grain in Lethbridge are being actively soguht by cattle feeders and poultry producers in Southern Alberta as an alternate feed. In addition to making money for the government, use of the terminal elevator has provided 20 casual jobs for Lethbridge residents. With all the dry grain moving to Vancouver, it will help boost the sagging export shipments. The port of .-Vancouver has been hampered with carloads of damp, tough grain. This grain can be blended half and half with the dry grain from the inland terminals and loaded directly onto ships without time consuming, expensive drying, he said. Jim Wilson, head grain inspector at the Lethbridge terminal, has had to hire three additional men to test the grain. As soon as the trucks dump the grain, automatic samplers deposit some grain in a pail. The grain is then the seeds, wild oats, broken kernels and wheat heads) is assessed and the moisture content is measured. A sample of grain 'from- each country elevator point is then sent to Winnipeg where the protein content is measured. All the grain being loaded into the rail cars is then graded to make sure .it meets export standards, said Mr. Wilson. Special tags are then put into the top and bottom hatches in all the rail cars, sealing them until they reach Vancouver. END OF ARAB OIL EMBARGO IN WIND AS HENRY RETURNS WASHINGTON (AP) Complete removal of the oil embargo against the United States with supplies at pre- Octpber war levels is the optimistic expectation of authoritative sources in advance of next Sunday's meeting of Arab oil ministers in Libya. Prices are likely to drop to about a barrel from the cur- rent it was learned as State Secretary Henry Kissin- ger returned from an eight- day trip to the Middle East and Europe. At the same time, U.S. offi- cials are concerned that the political crisis in Israel may set back Kissinger's scheme for having Israel and Syria begin to negotiate through him in Washington a disengagement in the Golan Heights. Israeli diplomatic and mili- tary representatives were due in about two weeks, to be fol- lowed within the next two weeks by a similar Syrian mission. But now, officials say, the plan may be delayed if Premier Golda Meir's Labor party has to join forces with the opposition. Wilson sets out to placate miners LONDON (CP) Prime Minister Harold Wilson moved swiftly today toward settlement of a paralysing national coal strike as he installed a new British cabinet dominated by moderates but with the key labor portfolio going to left-winger Michael Foot. Foot quickly called in mine union leader Joe Gormley for what Gormley described as "a nice friendly chat" followed by the announcement that union pay negotiations with Tories still love Ted LONDON (Reuter) Former prime minister Edward Heath won enthusiastic backing from Conservative party parlia- mentarians today, indicating his position as party leader is in no immedite danger. Heath, who vacated 10 Downing Street Monday, was greeted by loud clapping, stamping of feet and thumping of desks when he entered an emergency meeting of Conservative backbenchers. Heath said the Conservatives in opposition should be constructive. Bulk of evidence points toward blast aboard plane PARIS (AP) Additional evidence has come to light in- dicating an explosion may have caused the crash of the Turkish airliner in which 346 persons died Sunday just north of Paris. Investigators searching the wooded crash site said they have not ruled out the possi- bility that a bomb may have gone off aboard the DC-10 jet- liner, carsing the worst crash in aviation history. But the experts cautioned xJtward About town Secretary Lena Pratt helping the ladies in a food booth at Ag-Expo "make a real mean hamburger.'" Les Colwill joyfully putting up an advertisement for an opposition brewery. that even if there was an explosion, it might have been caused by a mechanical malfunction and not a bomb. The explosion theory is "one of several" being investigated, officials close to the inquiry said. But they pointed to several facts that support the theory: bodies were found clustered together and relatively intact six miles from the crash site, indicating they were ejected while the aircraft still was aloft. door to the plane's bag- gage hold was found intact nine miles from the main crash site. Investigators said it must have fallen to the ground a few seconds before the six bodies. wreckage at the crash site was so shattered that ex- perts said it was likely the plane broke up before it hit the ground. Officials at Orly Airport said the plane was guarded while it was on the ground in Pans and the 216 passengers who boarded in the French capital were searched along with their hand luggage. But the French civil aviation department said there was no inspection of the plane's baggage hold because none was requested by the Turkish airline. It was not known what security precautions were taken in Istanbul, where the flight to Paris and London originated and where the 12 crew members and 118 of the passengers boarded. "It will be at least a week before we can say anything for sure." one investigator said. The airline issued a passen- ger list Monday containing only the last names of those aboard Among the victims were four top London fashion models, three senior officials of the British department of trade and industry, and 18 members of a Suffolk rugby team No new cards dealt Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Peter Lougheed met for lunch Monday at the prime minister's Sussex Drive residence and talked pri- vately for 2% hours, neither apparently dealing any new cards in the domes- tic oil price showdown. Mr. Lougheed left for home after telling reporters no hard proposals were made by either side. He indicated no breakthrough is near as the March 31 deadline approaches for an oil pricing solution. the state run National Coal Board may be resumed Wednesday. The miners had demanded pay increases far beyond what the previous Conservative government would allow in the drive to contain inflation. But Labor party leader Wilson indicated, even before he took over at 10 Downing Street, that the miners deserved big boosts and that a settlement would be no problem. Resumption of pay negotia- tions may lead to a union deci- sion to return to the pits even while the bargaining continues. With these indications of a cooling off of the previous struggle between trade unions and the Tory government, the pound began to recover its strength on world markets. The stock market strengthened. James Callaghan, 61-year- old middle-of-the-road MP for Cardiff in Wales-becomes foreign'minister and former defence minister Denis Heatey, 56, takes over as chancellor of the exchequer. Foot's appointment to the sensitive post of employment minister came as a stunning surprise to most pundits who bad expected a more moderate figure, such as Reg Prentice, to get the job. Prentice, as Opposition spokesman on labor prob- lems, had taken a firm line against union militancy. The elevation of Foot, 61- year-old representative for the Welsh mining district of Ebbw Vale, seemed to be an attempt by Wilson to establish cordial relations with the unions immediately and perhaps to promote some sort of voluntary income restraint program. Heaiey, defence minister in the former Labor government between 1964 and 1370, has to deal with a large balance-of- payments deficit, dwindling official reserves and the need to borrow huge sums abroad to finance the trade gap. Heaiey is expected to bring in a budget soon and may move quickly to secure a big loan from the International Monetary Fund. The appointments were an- nounced a day after Wilson re- turned to power at the head of a minority government. Callaghan. 61-year-old party chairman, will be in charge of relations with the European Common Market. Labor has pledged to seek to renegotiate the terms of entry. Eric Varley becomes secre- tary of state for energy and Barbara Castle is in charge of social services. Anthony Wedgwood Benn is secretary of state for industry and Peter Shore assumes re- sponsibility for trade. Energy will steal spotlight at spring legislature session EDMONTON (CP> Energy, a favorite topic in the Alberta legislature, will be in the spotlight again at the spring session that opens Thursday. Lou Hyndman. government house leader, says one of the expected 65 government bills will officially set up the Alberta Energy Go Amendments to the Coroner's Act also are expected to be included by the Progressive Conservative government in the throne speech Thursday Formation of the energy company was announced last year when Premier Peter Longheed announced provincial government approval for the JSOO-million Syncrode Canada Ltd Ath- abasca oil sands plant in northeastern Alberta. The company will have million in capital to invest in energy development, with provincial residents eligible to participate The company is expected to invest in natural gas develop- ment near Soffiekl in south- eastern Alberta and have the, option of acquiring a 20-per- cent interest in the Syncrude plant Mr. Hyndman said changes to the Coroner's Act will streamline legislation governing coroners as recommended by a provincial commission studying ad- ministration of justice in Al- berta's lower courts The house leader added that two select committees will present reports during the spring session, expected to last 12 weeks. The foreign investment committee will table its report and a committee screening candidates for the post of provincial ombudsman will make its rec- ommendation Ombudsman George McCleilan, the first person to hold such a post in Canada, is retiring after serving since 1967 The budget will be brought down March 22 and, for the second year, a large portion of the estimates will be studied by four separate subcommittees The Conservatives bold 49 of the 75 seats in the legislature. Air crash survivors rescued GLEN WOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Doctors at Aspen Valley Hospital worked today in an effort to save the life of one of two young brothers who survived the crash of a twin-engine prop- jet near here Hospital officials said Mark Godfrey, about 11, underwent surgery for multiple fractures and possible internal injuries. His condition was listed as critical. The other boy was in satisfactory condition. Mark and his eight-year-old brother Andrew were the only survivors of a crashJSaturday that killed their father, William Godfrey, 41, of Houston, Tex.; their mother. Dineen; and another brother and a sister. Authorities identified the other victims as pilot Bernard Gallaher of Houston; Ellen Godfrey, 15; and William Godfrey Jr., about 14. Godfrey was executive vice- president of the Capital Na- tional Bank of Houston and was a brother-in-law of Senator Lowell Weicker (Rep Conn.) Gallaher was an official of Federal Capital Corp., a parent company of Capital National The two boys, who spent two nights in freezing weather, were rescued from the wreckage of the light plane Monday. The crash occurred in timbered mountain country. Searchers spotted the plane about a.m. Monday after they saw Andrew waving. A Civil Air Patrol helicopter dropped to the site and found Mark pinned inside the plane. The youths were flown to the hospital, where Andrew was reported in satisfactory condition Monday night, suffering primarily from frostbite. Later, ground crews went to the crash site on snowmobiles and recovered the five body's Air tax OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment is considering replacing its proposed head tax on air passengers with a new percentage tax with a ceiling, say informed sources. The proposal getting the strongest backing would impose a five per cent tax on each air fare with a ceiling of IS. or liwkto i Classified......18-21 Comics............8 Comment........4. 5 District 15 Family........16. 17 Local News 13, H Markets.....22. 23 Sports........10. 11 Theatres.....9 TV.............9 Weather ...3 I "What's liberator, Om LOW TOMGHT HIGH WED, M; SNOW 1 I ;