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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Trudeau balks at announcing budget date OTTAWA (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau refused Wednesday to announce the date of the next federal budget but said it will attack inflation and deal with a series of other problems. Fielding a flood of Commons questions on the latest rise in the consumer price index, announced earlier Wednesday, he said 60 per cent of the rise is caused by increased food prices arid half of that portion by higher beef prices. He told Opposition Leader Robert Stanfieid that a new report is due next week from the food prices review board and it will cover increased beef costs. He hoped it would clarify matters. "1 don't think it is very gal- lant of the prime minister to try and hide behind Mrs. Mr. Stanfieid re- plied, a reference to board chairman Beryl Plumptre. "Herb Gray (consumer af- fairs minister) is already there." shouted another Pro- gressive Conservative MP. Mr. Stanfieid said inflation is running through'all sectors of the economy. He asked whether the government will announce new measures to fight it. LIVING COSTS RISE Statistics Canada reported Wednesday that the cost of liv- ing jumped one per cent in February, a faster rate of increase than the 9.1 per cent recorded for all last year. Mr. Trudeau said new plans to increase food stocks were outlined in the Feb. 27 throne speech and the government is moving ahead with its program. David Lewis, New Demo- cratic Party leader, urged legislation to give the food prices review board power to roll back unjustified price increases. The agency now operates in an advisory capacity to the government. Mr. Trudeau repeated earlier promises to step in when companies, after a fair hearing, refuse to follow advice from the board. "This is the position we have always he said. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather Sunrise Friday Sunset H L Pre Lethbridge...... 37 15 Pincher Creek... 36 16 Medicine Hat 29 12 .12 Edmonton 20 5 Grande Prairie 10 2 .13 Banff........... 34 13 Calgary......... 24 8 .03 Victoria 49 38 Penticton....... 46 24 Prince George 20 -9 .05 Kamloops....... 48 33 .06 Vancouver...... 49 33 .06 Vancouver...... 49 33 .09 Saskatoon....... 34 23 .22 Kegina......... 34 15 Winnipeg.......37 29 .06 Toronto........, 29 16 30 14 Montreal ...___25 14 St. John's....... 24 15 Halifax......... 21 17 Charlottetown 26 22 16 Fredericton..... 28 21 .04 Chicago 34 30 New York 38 28 Miami.......... 85 62 .14 Los Angeles..... 74 54 Las Vegas 75 50 FORECAST: Lethbridge Medicine Hat Light snow and drifting snow this morning, winds northwest 20 and gusty. Highs near 30. Lows 10-15. Friday, sunny, highs 30-35. Calgary Cloudy periods and drifting snow this morning, winds northwest 20- 30 becoming lighter this afternoon. Highs near 20 above. Lows near 10 above.. Friday, sunny, highs 25-30 above. Columbia Kootenay Today and Friday mainly sunny in the Kootenay region. Cloudy with a few snowflurries in the Columbia region. Highs 40 to 45 and lows 15 to 25. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Colder with occasional snow and gusty northwesterly winds east and north partly cloudy with; widely scattered snow showers southwest today and tonight. Friday partly cloudy west scattered snow showers in the east. Highs today 25 to 35 north 35 to 45 south. Lows tonight 10 to 20. Highs Friday 20s north 30s south. West of Continental Divide Scattered snow showers mostly mountain areas today through Friday. Highs both days 35 to 45. Lows tonight 15 to'25. STOCK CHUTES REGULAR OR AUTOMATIC HEAD GATE 1 Stock Backs, Corral Gates, and Fence Posts are also available at GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Highway Box 1202 Phone 321-1141 Highway 3: East Lethbridge to Medicine Hat is bare and dry. West Lethbridge to Fort Marleod and the B.C. boundary bare and dry with occasional slippery sections through the Crowsnest Pass. Highway 4: Lethbridge to Coutts is bare and dry. Highway 5: Lethbridge. Cardston and Waterton is bare and dry Highway 6: Piwher Creek to Walerton is bare and dry. Highway 2: North, mainly ,md dry. Occasional slippery sections to Olds. Olds to Kdmonton has heavy drifting ?nd poor visibility due to blowing snow. South: Fort Maolcod. and Carway. generally bare and dry. Highway 23: Junction Highway 3 to Vulcan and High River, mainlv bare and drv with occasional slippery sections. Highway 36: Taber to Brooks is closed at present due to five to six foot drifts and poor visibility, Trans-Canada: East Calgary to Medicine Hat and Current, highway mainly bare and dry to Brooks with occasional poor visibility due to blowing snow. Swift Current is experiencing blizzard conditions. Traffic is not getting through at this point. West: The highway is hare and dry to Banff. Banff U> (kiiden is mainly bare with occasional slippery sections. (JoJden over the Rogers Pass Jo Revelstoke has two inches new snow and slippery conditions. The Banff Jasper Highway has light snow with slippery sections. Plowing is in progress. Ports of entry: Times in Mountain Standard Time Alberta opening and closing liws: Carway 8 a.m. to 5 pm Chief Mountain closed: Coutts open 24 Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 p m.: Kingsgate open 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.. Wild Horse 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Rooseville a.m. toll p.m. Logan fCanada Csstonis lasers jnovcd sac fcsw carter Jan. fi wfcen Montana went on daylight Thursday, March 14, 1974 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD 3 Ontario opposes oil price hike Eldon Woolliams program 'a lot of fluff. New federal program announced Ron Basford million urban fund TORONTO (CP) Increasing the price of domestic oil to existing world prices is not in the national interest, Ontario Energy Minister Darcy McKeough said Wednesday. "The disruption and distortion would be Mr. McKeough said during a lengthy statement in the On- tario legislature on oil prices. He referred to the federal freeze on the price of domestic oil at a barrel until the end of this month and said Ottawa has not made any statement on what the policy will be after that. But Alberta and Saskatche- wan must not be allowed to in- crease oil prices to the current world price of a barrel. "The additional cost to On- tario oil users would be in ex- cess of a billion dollars a very close to 20 cents a gallon for fuel oil or Mr. McKeough said. The energy minister said the opportunities for Canada were great .because commodity prices are rising and Canada is rich in commodities. But Canada can only take advantage of its position if the price of commodities is con- trolled. "I wish to underline our absolute conviction that escalating our domestic price of oil up to existing world prices flies in the face of the national Mr. McKeough said. If we escalate the price of petroleum to current world levels we will have a rich Al- berta largely at the expense of the rest of Canada." "We would be turning our back on nation-building and fo- cussing attention on the build- ing of great economies in the oil producing provinces." HUB OF MARITIMES Moncton, N.B., is the trans- portation hub of the Maritime provinces. Open Tonight1 Urban fund established By BOB DOUGLAS OTTAWA (CP) A million fund for a five-year urban demonstration program was announced by Urban Affairs Minister Ron Basford Wednesday. He told the Commons the fund will operate between the 1975-76 and the 1980-81 fiscal years and will back demonstration programs in such areas as housing, sewage treatment recycling, public transportation, and financing new communities. Mr. Basford also said Dr. Kenneth Hare, professor of geography and physics at the University of Toronto, will head a nine-man advisory committee for the program. The money will support fed- eral, provincial and municipal pilot projects on urban prob- lems as well as proposals sug- gested by private industry, the minister said. 'I would hope that over the five years we can translate this initial million into innovate projects valued at many times that Mr. Basford said. The minister said that all regions will get a fair share of the benefits from the fund and demonstration program. TO ADVISE MINISTER Project proposals will be screened by Dr. Hare's advi- sory committee which will ad- vise the minister on the poten- tial of individual projects 'to help in solving urban problems, Mr. Basford said. The suggestions also will be handled by a secretariat in the urban affairs department to manage Canada's participation in the 1976 human settlements conference in Vancouver. The world conference will deal with growing urban problems. An urban affairs background paper says that projects may include new technologies for such things as waste disposal and energy conservation or outline new policies such as changes in municipal government structure. The projects must meet cer- tain guides: must solve specific problems rather than describing them; must illustrate a new approach to problems; must fit into the physical, economic, social and cultural needs of the area; should illustrate how other levels of government may fit .into the plan: should demonstrate how local skills and resources can be included; could show how problems of inadequate financing, public ignorance or apathy and bureaucratic problems could be overcome to speed solutions to urban issues. SAYS IT IS FLUFF Conservative housing Eldon Woolliams' (Calgary North) said the program "is a lot of fluff." The minister must have been "sniffing glue." The demonstration program would lead to new technology in many fields "but it isn't going to build one new house." Yet the cost of housing was soaring and there were serious shortages in cities like Vancouver and Toronto. Mr. Broadbent said the pro- gram "involves the wrong spending at the wrong time and in the completely wrong area." The million was money down the drain. The government already had spent about million in recent years on research and development but little of it had been published. "Most of the studies have led to a total inaction." But there was a strong need for more government action in acquiring blocks of land to help reduce land costs. And the government should insist on a six-per-cent interest ceiling on mortgage loans. Don't FIDDLE AROUND figuring your own INCOME TAX Taxes ore the largest single expense of your lifetime! You can help minimize them by seeing H R BLOCK. We'll make sure you receive every legal deduction. Then we'll double check your return for accuracy. Why Rome around? Let BLOCK light your fire! COMPLETE RETURNS GUARANTEE Canada's Willi Ovct 6000 OfiiCKv in North Ann-ncn 329-3632 324 13th St No. 327-4075 9 to 9; Saturday 9 to 5 APPOINTMENT NECESSARY. Paralysed youth responds (CP) Edgar Reiprich the Canadian youth who was paralysed from the waist down following a motorcycle crash, now is able to move his right foot and flex his right knee, says Tass, the official Soviet news agency.-. The 17-year-old Toronto youth underwent surgery at the Polenov neurosurgical hospital here March 5 to relieve a spinal compression. Soviet doctors said .then it may take several, weeks to determine whether Reiprich would ever walk again. However, the youth is begin- ning to respond. Tass said Wednesday that Mrs. Stephanie Reiprich, who is with her son, wept when she saw Edgar bend his right knee at a doctor's request. But the youth has to make a great deal of effort to accom- plish this movement, Tass said. During the years of paralysis Reiprich lost control of his limbs and his weakened muscles do not obey his commands adequately. Another patient in the ward. West German Heinrich Ol- schewsky. underwent surgery ,iast January and is walking in jthe hospital about one hour a day. He is to be discharged shortly. Leningrad doctors said the recovery in such cases is slow.' But Mrs. Reiprich was quoted as saying she was happy be- yond any words to see hope in her son's eyes. Edgar was quoted as simply saying he was lucky to have ceme to Leningrad. us? I Mid west Excavating AND Equipment SPECIAL Rentals Ltd. on STOCK PONDS and FARM DUGOUTS FAST EFFICIENT CLEANING AND CONSTRUCTION OF: Commercial Excavations 1 PHONE 327-3101 Rear236A12CST.N. Lethbrkige Alberta Dugouts -Drainage Ditches -Irrigation Canals FftEe ESTIMATES Contract or Hourly Treat Hiram Walker s Special Old Gentle Ryt ;