Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 LETHBRIDOE HERALD May 1974 News In brief Canada hopes to end stalemate UNITED NATIONS Canada has been working qui- etly behind the scenes to help break the stalemate in the UN over means of rescuing under- developed countries from eco- nomic disaster threatened by shortages of food and fertilizer. An impasse has developed between the industrialized nations and the group of representing the poorer over the wording and substance of a declaration to bring to a close a special session on raw materials and development. The underdeveloped countries want the assembly to endorse a put ECM faces new crisis LUXEMBOURG Italy's decision to impose restrictions on imports from all countries has plunged the nine-country European Common Market into a new crisis. The emergency measures announced Tuesday night by the Italian ease the strain of the country's deteriorating balance of payments- challenged the basic community principle of free movement of goods between member states. The Italian move aggravated an already critical situation arising from Britain's insistence on renegotiating its terms of market and the community's failure to fix a joint policy on energy and monetary union. Kissinger's task tougher Egypt Negotiations by State Secretary Henry Kissinger of the United States to separate Israeli and Syrian troops are likely to take longer than his successful Egyptian-Israeli diplomacy and the outlook is says one of. his senior aides. There will be no dis- engagement agreement for the Golan Heights unless Syria and Israel both make the U.S. official said. Kissinger arrived in Alexan- dria Tuesday night to discuss the situation with President Anwar Sadat of Egypt. He gets down to the hard bargaining when he flies to Israel and Syria. Price gouging 'not found' OTTAWA The food prices review board hasn't un- covered instances of price gouging that would fall under the government's proposed anti-profiteering board chairman Beryl Plumptre said Tuesday. But it the board it would expect the government to act if the legislation is in she said in an interview. The proposed which is designed to halt profiteering by freezing or rolling back prices or by forcing guilty companies to make was introduced Monday in the Commons. Job travel grants approved OTTAWA Travel grants and short-term living allowances will be paid to unemployed workers who want to move to temporary jobs outside the areas where they the manpower department said Tuesday. A manpower release says workers who have been in a temporary job away from home for three to six months will be compensated for return transportatio costs. Students who work foi at least six weeks may also apply for the transportation allowance. Law society action reversed. CALGARY Disciplinary action taken by the Law Society of Alberta against Calgary lawyer Neil German has been reversed by an Alberta Supreme Court decision. Mr. Justice Edward in a written ordered the society to expunge its conviction of Mr. German for his billing of a client in a 1971 incident. The situation developed after Mr. German charged Elizabeth Cutler of Calgary for legal services provided launching a suit against the University of Alberta. She claimed the university made an error in a transcript of marks and the degree she was which she said did not her adequately recognize level of achievment. Miss Cutler objected tc the fee and it was reduced to following a hearing held by the deputy clerk of the court. The bill was further reduced to after arbitration before Mr. Justice H. J. Macdonald. In reprimanding Mr. the governing body of the law The told him they were concerned over the way he delivered his bill and not over the size of the bill. Mr. German told them he expected the amount of the bill to be negotiable despite the fact he charged his normal hourly rate. The benchers took exception to this procedure and chided him for Energy company approved in principle forward by which would call for the establishment of a new and more equitable world economic action to bring that order into being and a program of emergency aid to countries suffering most from current high prices for food and fertilizer. The industrialized countries particularly to Plages that would recognize the right of a government to nationalize foreign holdings and determine the amount of compensation. The declaration also would en- dorse the setting up of inter- national cartels to jack up prices of raw materials. tell of Lougheed not eying Ottawa EDMONTON Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed says he is not thinking about seeking the leadership of the federal BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES PhOM 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL Progressive Conservative party if the party does not form the government in the next election. just not thinking about it for Mr Lougheed said in an interview shown on a CBC television public affairs show Tuesday night. love Alberta. My roots are here. I've got a job to starvation LOURENCO Mozambique More than 500 political prisoners were freed from Machavo prison near here some of them with harrowing stories of their treatment under the old Portuguese regime ousted by the military junta in Lisbon. The 554 men were given their freedom on the instructions of Col. Antonio Maria new head of the reorganized political police. Elias Roman Howvada said he had been beaten and whip- ped for listening to the voice of Frelimo for the Liberation of radio station. Joel said he the sole survivor of a group of 24 men who had protested con- inside the prison. complained about the food and recreation facilities and they gave us no he said. The others starved to death. Boeke said he was taken to about 10 miles from nine years ago. Asked what he had he replied- said I was col- laborating with LISBON Portu- gal's military junta announced today banks will reopen Thursday for all it imposed new exchange control restrictions to avert capital flight and speculation. The banks were allowed to open for two hours a day Mon- day and Tuesday following last Thursday's military but only to cash payroll and pension cheques. The junta ordered that until further notice withdrawals from personal deposit accourtts must not exceed People travelling abroad will be allowed to take a maximum of each out of Portugal. Money for land set aside EDMONTON The Alberta government moved Tuesday to save money on land needed for future projects by introducing legislation to establish a million land purchase fund. The fund will be used to buy land for future government projects before land prices escalate. Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely said the fund will be utilized to purchase land for projects ranging from roadways and parks to government buildings. acquiring land well in advance we will reduce costs and ensure desirable long- term developments are not precluded by other Mr. Miniely said. Alberta won't retaliate Steinhauers at home The weather may not have been too but for 68-year-old Ralph Stein- hauer and his wife Tuesday was a day for exuberance. The couple strolled on their farm in the Saddle Lake Indian Reserve following the announcement that Mr. Steinhauer had been appointed Alberta's new the first Indian vice-regal appointment in Canada. Removal 'no solution to Indians9 problems Food crisis in prospect warns EGA EDMONTON Continued energy shortages could lead to a Environment Con- sei Authority a provincial gov- ernment agency. is clear that food and fuel are intimately the ECA says in its third annual report. the costs of energy go up present the cost of food must of the results of an energy crisis could be the appearance of a food The report says there may be some debate as to whether the current is but there is less question about possible shortages 10 years from now. total amount of energy available from present conventional sources plus that made available from new sources yet to be developed will decrease each year for a period of time in the '80s. EDMONTON Alberta has had some ''strong with United States authorities on banning Deaths provincial Clarence minister of said Tuesday. But he told the legislature the province has not threatened to suspend permits to American trucks entering Alberta in retaliation. FORT MACLEOD An Indian leader Tuesday scorned what he called the white man's method of treating alcoholism and family problems among his people. the provincial answer is Sykes Powderface of the Indian Association of Alberta told a commission into the administration of justice in the province. the Indian gets throw him in jail for 30 days. That will cure there are problems in the family and children are take them and put them in a white home far away from the parents. That will teach the Mr. association vice-president for the southern said the number of native people appearing in provincial courts is far out of proportion to their population in relation to the non-native society. many of our children are taken He said white society is wrong in its general conclusion that native people don't know what to do about these problems. the they are the only ones who do know what to If Indians were consulted more about answers to some of their more progress would be made. we do have answers. A few are being with success because they are conceived by organized by Indians and staffed by Oil export tax set at in May By THE CANADIAN PRESS H. assistant director of flight operations at Toronto for Air Canada OTTAWA The federal oil export tax has been set at a barrel for May and for the first apply to most refined products as well as crude oil. A formal ways and means clearing the way for broadened application of the was tabled in the Commons Tuesday by Energy Minister Donald Macdonald. The export tax is adjusted monthly to take changing international price patterns into account. It was a barrel in April also. The National Energy responsible for has set the export limit for crude oil at barrels a day for May. No figures were released on the volume of refined products that the broadened tax will affect. Plans to extend it to refined products were announced early in April. Products covered include automobile oil used as a blending component to refine stove diesel bunker and most heating fuels. The export first imple- mented last Oct. represents the difference between the price of oil produced and sold in Canada and the going rate on international markets. The which reached a peak of a barrel in February and was reduced to April 1 after Prime Minister Trudeau and the provincial premiers negotiated a national oil price agreement. Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The government's Alberta Energy Company was approved in principle by the legislature Tuesday night after a promise small Alberta investors will get first crack at the profits. Don minister of federal and intergovernmental said the government hoped to catch the in getting the shares to small investors in its marketing scheme. The first shares go on sale later this year at to per share. The first issue will be million with the province holding another million interest. The company will eventually issue million in half to the government. Clark flays report on highways Assets of the company include the entire four trillion cubic feet of natural gas at Suffield and portions of the Syncrude oil sands power station and pipeline. Mr. Getty told the legislature Treasury Branches and banks will co- operate in getting the shares to Albertans on relatively low incomes by accepting snares as collateral to purchase them on an installment plan. He said future distributions too would go to Albertans thus avoiding a concentration of shares as experienced by the Alberta Gas Trunk Line project. Opposition concern has centred on the lack of protection for small investors. But Mr. Getty said it is not the intent of the government to include thesafeguardsin the legislation establishing the company. He planned to answer of the questions about the small during committee study of the bill. He emphasized that the company plans to invest in energy not get involved in the operations of exploring and refining it. Mr. Getty said Albertans wanted this opportunity to invest in their oil sands and other energy resources. He predicted the first issue of shares would be a and that the government must guard against some investors putting too much of their savings into the company. In reply to opposition concerns that a one per cent limit on ownership per person was much too he said no one would be allowed to buy that many shares because they had a lot of money. Without Opposition Leader Bob Clark had said he could not vote for the bill when it comes up for third reading. Mr. Clark said the maximum number of shares allowed per person must be reduced Such a reduction could insure many hundreds of thousands of Albertans could participate in development of their resources. He said shares should be allotted to all Albertans and held in trust for them for three years. If Albertans took them up then the government should consider dropping its share of 50 per cent to 25 per cent. best guard against creeping socialism is hundreds of thousands of small He accused the government of shabby in its inclusion of a corporate clause allowing up to 25 per cent commissions on sale of shares. That could not be allowed with a quarter billion dollars of taxpayers' money he said. Request acknowledged Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Helen Alberta solicitor has received an acknowledgement of her request to Ottawa for information on an RCMP investigation of Southern Alberta journalists. But so far Warren federal solicitor has sent no information. Home Recipe Plan Takes Off Ugly Fat It's simple how one may lose pounds of unsightly fat right in your own home. Use this home recipe dietary plan It's no trouble at all and costs little. Just go to your drug store and ask for Naran Reducing Plan. Pour liquid a pint hoitlc and ndd enough grapefruit juice lo fill the hottle. Take two tablespoonsful twicp a day as needed and follow the Naran Reducing Plan If your first purchase does not show you a simple easy way to lose bulky fat and help regain slender more graceful if reducible pounds and inches of excess fat don't disappear from calves and ankles just return the empty car- ton for your money back. Follow this easy way endorsed by many who have tried this plan to help bring hack alluring curves and graceful slendcrness. Note how quickly bloat how much better you feel. Moro youthful appearing and activp. Exchange shuffle 'only a suggestion9 EDMONTON Bob Social Credit house said Tuesday that information on highway spending in Alberta tabled in the legislature was incomplete. Mr. Clark said the return prepared by Highways Minister Clarence Copithorne left out an area in Mr. Copithorne's Banff-Cochrane riding where the Kananaskis Highway is being built. return tabled in the house was either accidentally or for some other Mr. Clark said in an interview outside the legislature. Even without that the highway minister's riding led all eight constituencies covered by the return with million spent compared with the next highest total of million. Three ridings represented by Social Credit members had highway spending of less than million spent compared with the next highest total ot million. Three ridings represented by Social Credit members had highway spending of less than million for the 1972-73 period covered by the return. The opposition had originally asked for a breakdown by constituency of spending in eight rural ridings. The government amended the motion for a return to provide information based on local government units roughly the same as the provincial constituency boundaries. The information tabled showed spending only in Municipal District 44 in Banff- leaving out Improvement District 8. The improvement which begins west of includes the transportation corridor of Highway 1 through Canmore and into Banff. It also includes the foothills area where the Kananaskis Highway is being built. AGNES MOOREHEAD Actress dies at 67 The principal of Cardston High School admitted today that he had suggested a white student from his school not stay with the black girl who had been her guest during an exchange student visit when the Cardston students made a reciprocal visit to New N.S. Jean the black girl from New had been told that Shelley who was her hostess in Cardston last would not be allowed to stay with her during the return visit because of Miss Whyet's cultural background. But the H. L. said it had only been a suggestion that it could be done Miss Whyet be told that Miss Burt would be coming to New Glasgow but that she would stay with someone else. Mr. West said today race was not the reason behind his suggestion. girls from Nova Scotia stayed with us and we're only sending 12 he said. girls there won't have guests and I asked the chaperone to see what arrangements be made. I left it up to He did not say why he singled out Miss Burt as ore who should stay with someone other than the person who had been her guest. Letters of apology from the two chaperones who accompanied the Nova Scotia group to as well as from the principal of her were sent to Miss Whyet Tuesday. Susan the chaperone who told Miss Whyet Miss Burt would not be staying with said in her letter she learned of the request for changes in plans while in Alberta. she she should have immediately told Mr. West that it would be impossible to accede to the request. She said she deeply regretted her role in the incident. John the other said he failed to indicate while in Alberta that the request was not reasonable. Mr. West told The Herald he had spoken to Mr. in confidence and that the whole issue stemmed from the way the people in Nova Scotia handled it. The Cardston group will leave this Saturday for Nova Scotia. Their original plans had been delayed about two weeks. Minn. Agnes who won five nominations for Oscars in a film career that began in is dead at 67. Miss best remembered for her role as Endora in the long-running television series died Tuesday in hospital. The cause of death was not revealed. The daughter of a Presby- terian minister at Miss Moorehead ap- peared in a series of hits on Broadway in the 1920s. She moved to radio when the de- pression dimmed Broadway's with appearances on the March of The Cavalcade of America and other shows. The red-haired character actress also starred in the daytime radio serial Joyce Girl Interne. In Orson Welles signed her for her movie debut in his Citizen Kane and the following year she performed for Welles in The Magnificent a role which brought her first Oscar nomination and the best- actress-of-the-year award from the New York Film Critics.