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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 26 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursdoy, Moy 3, 1973 Canadian pipeline cause U.S. energy shortage By BRUCE LEVETT WASHINGTON (CP) The man proposes to build an oil pipeline across Alaska said Tuesday that those who favor a trans Canadian route could doom United States residents to of energy i and beach pollution along Can- j "It is also fact that tankers I ada's West Coast. will be involved in bringing Spillage from the tankers was j crude oil to the Weit Coast rc- inevitable, he said. gardless of whether tha Iran- Alaska pipeline is "Suparior American tankers and the light traffic involves out It, tha tankers built, v.r.n- i will be fc1- 'several years shortages. E. L. Patton, president of Al- veska Pipeline Sen-ice Co., told j a House of Representatives sub- j tci 11 committee that building a Can- adian oil and gas corridor south through Canada to the U.S. Midwest would "not reduce one iota the unacceptable delay in moving North Slope oil and gas to American consumers and de- j lay will be the inevitable result of a decision to construct a i trans-Canada oil line." "These consumers should be aware that proponents of the trans-Canadian line may create .for them several years of blowouts and continued inabil- ity to obtain environmentally clean home heat. -There is no way to gloss this inescapable result.'' hazards of less magnitude than j eign; with it, they will be U.S. any other tanker run of which tankers operated by U.S. sea- I have knowledge farers." Dogs track suspec to river bank i EDMONTON (CP) A man of St. John's, resigned the port-1 sought by police for questioning folio last fall because he needed in the slaying of his wife Mon- j some time to deal with day may have jumped into the j affairs. North Saskatchewan River. S. Sgt. Joe Poss said Wednesday. Sgt. Pcss. a homicide detec- itive, FIREMEN GET RAISE REGINA (CP) A new con- tract giving Kegina firemen a j Alvcska is a consortium s e v e n petroleum companies owning oil and gas leases on the North "Slope of Alaska. It pro- said police dogs tracked j Peter Ratzoy. 35, to the bank j 12-per-cent pay increase OACI cf the river near a city golf 1 one year and costing the eu course where his car was found. Sgt. Poss added that the car poses to build an 800-mile pipe- line across Alaska from the northern coast to Valdez. an ice-free port on the Pacific. From there the oil would move south in supertankers. LOOK TO CANADA rnav have been left near the! an additional S250.000 was ap- proved by city council. Under the contract, retrorc river to give the false j tive from 1- impression that Mr. Ratzoy recen-e monthly) salaries o: drowned. "We've also issued a Canada wide warrant for his I Pared with between and arrest." 51'001 Previ0ijsly; The body of Marlene Laura i Ratzoy, 35, was found stabbed! Canadian interests are explor-1 bludgoned in their south ins the possibility of building a} Edmonton home Mondav after I MAIL SHIPMENTS HIT VANCOUVER (CP) -Mai: !sto Vancouver Island. police received a call complain- j ing that the Ratzoy children 1 j were neglected. natural gas line from the Mac- kenzie .River Delta south through Allxirta to the U.S.! Mid-.vest. Oil interests in the U.S. Midwest have proposed j rAmVFT that tlie North Slope oil should RETLRNS TO CABINET move over a similar route from i WINNIPEG (CP) the Okanagan, Kcotemay and Palton said "it would be un- realistic to suppose an oil line liirough Canada can be built for less than S7 billion or com- pleted before the early 1980s." i fcr Cost of the Alaska route has been estimated at S3 billion' and Patten said construction could begin as socci as Congress j gives permit approval, with i completion in i Permission to begin the! Alaska line has been stalled by i an appeal court judgment which declined to overturn a 50-year- oJd Mineral Leasing Act provi- sion that limits right-of-way to 'A feet. Construction and maintenance of the Alaska line would require several times ihui. Patton outlined the delays which have beset the project since discovery of the North Slope field in 1968 and said: "These years of delay will add hundreds of millions of dol- lars in costs to our nation's re- source bill and some S3 billion annually to our balance-of-pay- ments deficits. "We cannot tolerate these costs. Nor can Midwest fuel consumers tolerate additional delay .in delivery of North Slope natural gas to their homes." Patton also touched on the question of supertankers, which Ivas raised the spectre of ocean Ed Schreyer today announced the return to the Manitoba cabi- net of Saul Cherniack as min- ister of finance. Delta areas were blocked and j a mail shipment arrived under j police escort in Prince George Wednesday as the Teamsters j Union continued to protest the awarding of a mail contract to a non-union firm. Four Teamsters pickets re- mained en duty at ihe main pest office here and four trucks in Mr. Cherniack, NDP member j loaded with mail stood idle the Winnipeg constituency i the loading bays. Labor shadow-boxing OTTAWA (CP) Labor min- isters attending a two-day fed- eral-provincial conference spent Wednesday shadow-boxing, ex- changing information and views on a variety of labor issues. Topics of debate included the compressed work-week, the right to strike and causes of il- legal strikes. Tne ministers are expected to get down to some firmer discussion on minimum wages and jurisdictional prob- lems today. Federal minister John Munro and seven of his provincial counterparts all took part in the first day of the closed talks. But when the meeting broke up they had few revelations to make. The ministers did reach agreement en the need for a joint federal-provincial study Homer: gotft lax on farm costs By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Alberta MP Jack Horncr Wednesday vigorously condemned what he charged was a lack of action by the mi- nority Liberal government to control galloping inflation and Ecdd that the proposed food price review board will be "powerless" to do anything con- crete. Mr. Homer made the statement after Sta- tistics Canada had officially re- vealed that the cost of oper- ating farms in Canada has gone up by more than ten per cent in the period of a year. The government agency said farm input prices rose 6.1 per cent in the first quarter of 1973, an increase of 10.2 per cent since the first quarter of 1772. Livestock feed, feeder cattle, seed, labor, machinery, motor vehicle operation, building re- placement, fertilizer and mort- gage credit all contributed t o the soaring ccsts of fanning. HIGHEU PRICES "These cost forces are not teing contained by the Liberal government's policies and will inevitably lead to higher prices unless Parliament finds the courage to institute the Con- sorv'Etive proposal for a 90-day freeze en all prices and said Mr. Horncr. who captured well over 70 per cent of the vote in his constituency last election rlrty. The Alberta MP said his p-.ri.y's proposal fr tem- pnrryy and prici freeze along with expansionary moves to create more jobs for Can- aria's half-a-million unemployed would cover wholesale and re- tail food prices but not hinder Che farmer from getting his fair share at the "farm gats." "Our suggestion could provide immediate relief for the house- wife, but would also provide re- lie: to the farmer who is facing runaway production costs." What's more, he said, the pro- pcsai would give Canadian MPs and officials 90 clear days to "hammer out" specific meas- ures to control the real in- flationary forces in the coun- ccsts and struc- tural inefficiencies. IGNORED REPORT The Crowfoot MP said the Librral jovernmerjt could have prevented many food price in- creases if in the past five years it had been willing to take real action to solve escalating farm operating costs. He charged that the govern- ment had ignored recommenda- tions made in the Barber Com- mission Report on Farm Ma- chuTsry. "The Barber report suggested many measures over two years ago to reduce farm machinery costs. Nothing significant has been done. Many suggestions have been made by us and oth- ers to redress transportation, fuel, and credit costs. Again, nothing was done by the gov- ernment." Mr. Homer, a veteran MP who was elected to the Com- mons in the John Diefenbaker SOft-scat sweep of Canada in 1058, wos recently elee'ed chair- man of thi standing Parlia- mentary committee on trans- portation matters. i into the causes of illegal work i stoppages. About 40 per cent of mr.n-; days k.-st because cf work siop- j pages last year in the federal i jurisdiction resulted from wild- i cat or illegal strikes. Provincial ministers, how- even were generally content to say the talks were "inter- "mostly as Wednesday's session closed. Quebec minister Jean Courno-! yer, who has brought a set of discussion papers on minimum wages and jurisdictional prob- i lems to the conference for de-; bate, said the ministers were i being prudent and searching one another out. "Nothing pre- cise was decided." he added. Even though tire Quebec pa- pers were not due for presenta- tion to the meeting urrlil today, he made them available to the i press at a news conference; i Wednesday. In them, Quebec took a i directly opposite position to that j outlined by Mr. Munro earlier i in the day on minimum wage advances. Where Mr. Munro espoused solid advances as opposed to in-: creases based on escalation for- mulas, the Quebec paper was against firm increases and wanted the use cf escalator clauses endorsed. 1 The paper said gradual in- j creases avoid panic and also make it easier for the provinces to pay for i'hcm. Among other problems Que- bee wants to raise are questions j concerning jurisdiction over i workers employed on federal work sites and over inter- i provincial truck drivers. Mr. Munro said the federal I government was interested in the experience of provincial governments which have allowed a modified which means the same working hours a week concentrated into three or four days. Some firms under federal ju- risdiction have asked for per- mission to alter their work hours to include a compressed request which spurred concern among federal officials that perhaps the Canada Labor Code should be amended to al- low such flexibility. Employers now must pay overtime for any work over eight hours a day. But the Canadian Labor Con- gress has opposed the modified week, arguing that there may be more accidents on the job with longer hours. Mr. Munro's department is taking a hard look at the possi- bility of amending thb code, seeking more information be- fore a decision is made. Some provinces allow exten- sion of the working day under permit and that idea ha.? worked well where used, Mr. Munro said. You've turned the clocks we've turned prices back, way back. So you'll see enough daylight to buy the car of your dreams! You only have to look at these great savings to know And lets the sunshine in. 2S46A 1971 TOYOTA CORONA MARK I! 3116A 1973 COMET GT 302 V8 motor, auto, trans., radio, bucket seats. Dark green metallic with light green interior. 2183C 1972 BATSUN Red with black interior. 1200 cc motor, 4 speed trans., radio and tape player. 3236A 1972 PIH1Q SQUfRE STN. WAGON !vy bronze metallic with beioe houndstooth in- 2782 Sm I STATION WAGON. 1900 cc motor, 4 speed, trans., radio. Red with black interior....... 3305A 1971 METEOR MGNTCALM 351 V3 motor, cmto. trans., power steering and brakes, radio, light green with green interior. 1971 MARQUIS BROUGHAM 4-DOOR PILLAR H.T. 429 V8, auto, trans., power steering and brakes, radio, auto, air cond., power windows. Medium ginger with 'brown vinyl roof. TRUCKS 3109A 1972 FORD F350 1 ton with box. 360 V8, 4 speed trans. tenor. 2000 cc motor, auto, trans., radio, low mileage 3299A 1972 METEOR RIDEAU 500 2-DGOR HARDTOP. Medium blue with dark blue vinyl roof. 400 CID motor, auto, trans., power steering and brakes, radio. One owner. 31 SOB 1966 MERCURY 4 door sedan, gold and white, with gold in- terior. V-8 motor, auto, trans., power steering and brakes, radio. 2277B 1965 MERCURY PARKLANE Black with red interior. V-8 motor, auto, trans., power steering and brakes, radio. 3269A 1969 PONTIAC 4 DOOR H.T. V-8, auto, trans., power steering, power brakes, radio, tape player, air cond. Black with black vinyl rcof, bice interior. 3278A 1970 CHEV TON V8 moior, 3 speed trans. White with beige interior. 3361A 1970 FORD F600 Chassis and cab. 361 V3 motor, 5 speed trans, and 2 speed rear axle. Baby blue. 3141B GP242 1969 FORD 2 DOOR HARDTOP, red with white roof, V-8 auto, trans., power steering, power brakes, radio, red vinyl interior. 2527B 1963 FORD CUSTOM 4 door sedan, V-8 motor, auto, trans., radio. Silver Blue with blue interior. 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