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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Wtdnotday, March 24, 1971 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 33 Police chief says courts too lenient SASKATOON (OP) - Police Chief J. G. Kettles said today he agrees with a complaint last week that the courts are too liberal in granting bail and suspended sentences. The complaint was made by Police Chief A. G. Cookson of Regina who said police were "becoming fed up continually chasing people who should be incarcerated, but instead are allowed to roam at will." Chief Kettles said in an Inter- view that, while the situation was less severe in Saskatoon, the problem had taken on national proportions and should be remedied. "I'm not adverse to suspended sentences of probation for a first offence, or even a second under some circumstances, but there have frequently been instances when the courts were too lenient." Chief Kettles said the courts had no alternative but severe SPRING FLING - Five-year-old Jackie Froggart smilingly steers her sled down a Toronto slope during the first day of spring. Jackie apparently was unaware that the white stuff should be on its way out by now. Venezuela takes bigger tax bite Oil price increase may help Alberta EDMONTON (CP) - Alberta's chief competitor may have inadvertently helped the province rid itself of an annoying and costly problem - finding places to sell an over-abundant supply of crude oil. For 20 long years, cheap oil from Venezuela has restricted Alberta crude to an area west of the Ottawa valley and forced the province's petroleum industry to seek markets in the United States. Intent on protecting its own. the U.S. threw up a barrier of quotas that until recently kept Alberta crude production to less than half its capacity of two million barrels a day. A few months ago, Venezuela decided to take a bigger tax slice from its oil industry - a move that G. W. Cameron, manager of the Independent Petroleum Association of C a n a d a, says increases the possibility of selling Alberta oil in Quebec. The full consequences of the Venezuelan tax increase have yet to reach the market place but R. J. Frock]age, secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Petroleum Association, said the gap between the traditionally cheaper offshore oil and the price, of Alberta - produced crude is rapidly dwindling. Before the tax increase, Alberta crude cost $3.52 a barrel in Toronto while Venezuelan crude cost $3.35 a barrel in Montreal. W. 0. Twaits, chairman of Imperial Oil Ltd., says raw material costs amounts to about 80 per cent of refinery operating costs and because of this much of the Venezuelan increase will be passed on to the customer. "It's part of the entire picture of rising prices for off- shore oil and will have an effect in eastern Canada," Mr. Cameron says. "It's another example of the instability of offshore supplies. We will have to find more reserves in the west." Russ Patrick, Alberta's minister of mines and minerals, agrees the increase in Venezuelan prices will expand markets for Alberta crude, but he doubts that new outlets will emerge in Quebec. This would require a pipeline to Montreal, Mr. Patrick said, and it is unlikely the petroleum industry will deem it wise to finance such a pipeline while the possibility of finding oil-in the Atlantic off Nova 8 c o t i a exists. An intensive drilling program now is in progress off Nova Scotia, and if a major discovery is made, Alberta oil again would have to take a back seat because of price. But with or without markets in eastern Canada, says Premier Harry Strom, demand for Alberta crude will increase. The government, which has earned $3,000 million from oil and natural gas in the last 23 years, has estimated that royalties will increase by $50 million in the 1971-72 fiscal year to $170 million. A sign that things are looking up came Feb. 10, when Syn-crude Canada Ltd. announced it intends to file an amended application with the Alberta Oil and Gas Conservation Board asking that its authorized production from the Athabasca Oil Sands be increased to 125,000 from 80,000 barrels a day of "synthetic crude" oil. Synthetic crude is the result of treatment of a raw product, bitumen, which is taken from the oil sands. The product of this treatment is a mixture of highly - refined fuel oils which are fed as a raw material to refineries through pipelines. Frank Spragins, president of Syncrude, said the decision was made because it has become obvious in the last 18 months that there is "a much greater and a much earlier need" for expanded Canadian conventional and synthetic crude oil production. HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd Ave. S., lethbridfle THURSDAY, MARCH 25th SALE STARTS 6:30 P.M. TIRMS CASH NO RESERVE Nice old wood table and 4 chairs; Viking 21" TV; Nice vanity dresser; Large 5 drawer chest of drawers; R.C.A. 21" TV; 6' kitchen counter with sink; Small chest of drawers; 2-door chest type deepfreeze; Small desk; G.E. 21" TV; Selection of chesterfields and chairs; Large dresser (no mirror); Good Viking 25" gas range; 3-old iron bedsteads; Nice orange rug, approx. 12'xl6' Fairbanks 21" TV; china cabinet; Universal cooler; 3-54" box springs with mattresses; Viking electric dryer; Moffat gas dryer; 4-automatic washers; Good gas power lawn mower; 2-chrome clothes racks; 48" box spring and mattress; Green 12' x 15' rug; Selection of stoves; 5-bicycles; Quantity of nails; Aluminum door. Pressure pump; Round coffee table; Chrome chairs; Rocking horse; 3-small bookcases; Air cooler; Sump pump; Wringer washers; School desks; Tires; Garden sprayer; Scythe; TV antenna; Baby scale; Tool box; Garden tools; Toys - Games; Guitar; 3-fuor. fixtures; Plastic pipe; Compressor; 18' chain; Rugs; 2-25' extension cords; Old wood washing machine; Toilet; Basin; Pot - Pans - Dishes; Large plant; Ice box. 1964 CHEV 2-DOOR SEDAN, V8, STANDARD TRANS. 2-WHEEL UTILITY TRAILER For Further Information Contact: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. Phone 328-4705 1920 2nd Ave. S. Uthbridge AUCTIONEERS TED NEWBY KEITH CRDMANN Lie. No. 41 lie. No. 4S8 treatment in cases where persons showed no willingness to rehabilitate themselves. "I don't think every individual should be dealt with harshly, but in some instances these people should not expect the courts to be lenient." Terrorist held ANKARA (AP) - A third member of a student gang accused of kidnapping four U.S. airmen and other terrorist acts was captured Tuesday in east Turkey. H u s e y i n Inan was caught sleeping at a relative's house at Sariz, police said. Two other alleged student terrorists, Deniz Gezmis and Yusuf Asian, were arrested March 17 after a shootout with police. H. M. DICKSON FARM AUCTION SALE 6 MILES SOUTH OF WARNER ON HIGHWAY NO. 4 MONDAY, MARCH 29th 10:00 A.M. TERMS: Coth or grain, with arrangement! being made prior to Ml* tint* with owner. COMBINE, TRACTOR, TRUCK 1965 Mo�eey-Fergu�on self-propelled 16 ft, combine with cab, Heiton straw chopper, Melroe pickup. Case 900 tractor, cab, lights, dual hydraulics, 18.4x34 tires, wheel weights, completely overhauled, also dual front end loader. 1953 Fargo 3-ton truck, Renn hoist, grain box with steel floor, 8.25 tires, reconditioned motor in December and new paint job. MACHINERY 1966 28-ft. Edwards rod weeder (wing type); 18-ft. Victory blade and marker; 16-ft. Case cultivator; 16-ft. IHC spring tooth cultivator; 16-ft. rod weeder attachment; 16-ft. John Deere rod weeder; 14-ft. John Deere hoe drill with fertilizer attachment and marker, overhauled; 20-ft. John Deere surf lex; 36-ft. loader; 1964 Mossey-Ferguson 30 16-ft. swather; Massey-Harris 16-ft. swather; 1968 36-ft. Allied grain auger, 3-h.p. elec. motor; 16-ft. auger with Wisconsin motor; 12 volt drill filler; 3-3-inch grain augers; Case ham-mermill; 2-wheel manure dump wagon. BUILDINGS 4 hog. houses 6' x 8'. Hog rain shelter 12' x 24'; Chicken rain shelter. TANKS 1000-Gallon water tank on skids. 300-Gallon water tank; 4 tanks, various sizes. 500-Gallon fuel tank with stand and hoses. 90-Gallon field fuel tank and hoses. MISCELLANEOUS Carter disc cleaner with discs for Durum wheat, wheat and barley; Platform scale; 200-bushel 3 compartment feed mixing tank; Cement mixer; Sludge pump; Gear box; Sacker Acetylene welder; Esco electric welder; Seed treater; Various, electric motors, all sizes; 4-5 Wisconsin gas motors; Quantity scrap iron; Quantity shop and hand tools; Palomino gelding, 3'/2 years old, well broken; Many other items too numerous to mention. lunch available from the Women's Uniform Organization SALE CONDUCTED BY HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. Phone 328-4705 TED NEWBY license No. 41 1920 2nd Ave. S. AUCTIONEERS Lethbridge, Alfa. KEITH ERDMANN License No. 458 Brazilian drought worst in century COMPARE! COMPARE! COMPARE! Cottar handles Powerful Ajar You get two or four are gracefully detergent, handsonre pound weights of sculptured- stainless steel cutlery at detergent as marked uniquely inlaid, a remarkable low price, on the package. COMPARE! Ajex laundry detergent is your best valuel CUP COUPON! Start collection On the outside of each package is a photograph of the cutlery you'll find inside. In no time you can have. 8 beautiful place settings. By PAULO GRAN J A PALMEIRA DOS 1NDIOS (AP) A 1,200 - mile trip through parched northeastern Brazil shows a ravaging drought that may well be the worst of this century. Drought has hit the area practically every 10 years for the last four centuries. It has forced the inhabitants to flee elsewhere in desperate search for food and water. Children cry from hunger, whole families lug their belongings along scorched dirt roads. A 6kinny boy with a bloated belly looked at a visitor and implored: "Mister, for the love of God, give me a glass of water." INSURANCE # LIABILITY # BONDS  AUTO  FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD. ESTABLISHED 1911 lower Floor 517 4th Ave. S. Phone S27.1S41 He was speechless when hfis plea was answered with a bottle of mineral water, a bun and a can of sausages. In Carneiro, a market town in Alagoas State known for the variety of food and local artifacts it normally sells, only a few booths offering dry meat and straw baskets remained open. WATER COSTS MONEY A store owner, asked for a glass of water, looked at the parched ground and replied: "Mister, water here comes from far away. It is carried in gourds on the backs of donkeys. It costs two cents a glass." The government has provided relief work in the area for half a million residents at 40 cents a day, just enough to buy 20 glasses of water. But it has not prevented looting and anti-government violence. Wealthy landowners in the area tend to belittle the effect of the drought. Storekeepers complain about "prices for every' thing going up." A rich planter said: "You in the big cities are very alarmed about our situation. The drought is not as bad as you say. I will only lose about 10 per cent of my sugar cane harvest. Look at ,-ay gatdn,'* Your next purchase of 2 or 4lb.Ajax Laundry Detergent Mr. Dnlir: You will b� reimbursed for tha lace amount of ths coupon plus normal kindling charge, provided you receive it from customer, is our (gent, on purchase of brand and size specified. Other applications, constitute fraud. Failure to produce, on request, invokes proving purchases of sufficient stocks el brand to cover coupons presented will, at our option, void coupons for which proof-is not shown. Consumer must pay sales tax. For redemption, mall to: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE UMlTED,8OX3000,�AWTJOHN, N.B. ;