Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
The UtHbridae Herald VOL. LXVII 124 MAY 1974 10 Cents 32 Pages Plant siting added to oil confrontation PATTY 'STUMPS' FBI WASHINGTON FBI Director Clarence Kelley said today are in the investigation of Patricia Hearst's kidnapping. Kelley told a news conference the Symbionese Liberation Army which claims to have abducted the newspaper is a closely knit group. are very tight in their security. They're holed they've got friends obviously who are helping July 8 election sets South scrambling Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Alberta and the federal government are in- volved in another oil and gas this time over the siting of several world- scale petrochemical plants in Canada during the next two years. Alberta has calculated that by there will be room for only two world-scale petrochemical producing ethylene and derivatives mostly for domestic use and according to Alberta Industry Minister Fred Peacock. And the province wants both located in preferably using natural gas instead of as a Mr. Peacock said in an interview- Wednesday. At there are proposals for three world- scale petrochemical plants for the Petrosar project for which would use domestic oil as a the Dow Chemical of Canada Ltd. and Dome Petroleum Ltd. now before the federal cabinet after receiving partial approval by the National Energy for a complex at Fort to use natural and Canadian In- dustries Ltd. and Alberta Gas Trunk Line Co. Ltd. proposal for an Alberta-based using natural gas as feedstock to produce a number of derivatives as well as ethylene. Mr. Peacock explained that projecting the plant construc- tion schedules for the Dow- Dome and the CIL there would be a first world- scale plant producing about one billion pounds of ethylene by and a second plant bringing the total production to two billion pounds a year plus by about 1978. The projected domestic de- mand for ethylene and deriv- tives should be able to absorb most of the first plant's with some by he said. By domestic demand plus export of about 25 per cent of production should absorb the production of the two world-scale plus existing smaller according to Mr. Peacock's projections. By the domestic demand plus export market could allow up to three world- scale ethylene he added somewhat cautiously. .Mr. Peacock noted that since the issue of the location and timing of the petrochemical plants has such implications for all the governments have to be careful in making decisions in this area. Ottawa sources suggested that this same note of combined with arguments why two world-scale petrochemical plants should be located in Alberta and no new ones located in are contained in the lengthy Telex message sent to the federal government Monday as Alberta's reactio'n to the Dow-Dome proposal now before cabinet for a final decision. The latest Telex from Alberta to which will be discussed at a cabinet meeting reportedly asks the federal government to postpone a final decision on the Dow-Dome application until more indepth studies and discussions can be carried out on how many world-scale plants Canada can afford to support Controversial author arrives in city WALTER KERBER photo Russian-born psychiatrist Immanuel Veli- clarifies a point at a news conference here as William Mullen of Princeton Princeton looks on. Both will speak at the symposium today and tomorrow at the University of Lethbridge on Dr. Velikovsky's cultural arhnesia theory. Dr. Velikovsky will receive an honorary degree from the U of L Saturday. See story on page 17. Watergate file viewed by Reps WASHINGTON The House of Representatives judiciary committee is getting its first look at the celebrated briefcase full of grand jury Kennedy says wait Md. Senator Edward Kennedy says he thinks President Nixon should not resign immediately if impeached by the House of Representatives but should await the verdict of the Senate which would have to act on an impeachment charge. The Massachusetts who possibly may be a presidential contender in the 1976 was responding Wednesday to a questioner's suggestion that Nixon might resign if an impeachment charge is brought by the House rather than face a full trial by the Senate. Kennedy question whether we in the United States could survive if we did not run through the whole impeachment process. for one feel the American people would expect the full evidence relating to President Nixon's role in the Watergate cover-up. The forwarded to the committee for its impeachment inquiry by U.S. District Court Judge John has been examined by the top Republic member and chief staff but has not been available to committee members until today. after months of being kept in the dark- about it and other evidence gathered by the impeachment the committee will start considering the case for and against the impeachment of Nixon. The opening of the crucial phase of the inquiry will be marked by a round of speeches in public after which the committee will go into executive session to consider evidence bearing on the Watergate break-in and cover-up. Chairman Peter Rodino said Wednesday the closed sessions probably will continue through next after which a decision will be made on opening them. At a Democratic caucus Wednesday there was unani- mous support for issuing a new but divided opinion on when it should be issued and what it should cover. Inside Classified........28-32 Comics............26 District............19 Family..........20-22 Local Markets ...........27 Sports...........12-14 Theatres............7 TV.................6 Weather............3 Youth .............24 LOW TONIGHT 3 HIGH FRIDAY 8 SHOWERS. S Brandt rejects blackmail claim BONN Former chancellor Willy Brandt said on West German television Wednesday night that reports that he was a victim of black- mail are Brandt's resignation Monday after the arrest of one of his closest Guentler as an East German prompted newspaper reports that he was the victim of blackmail over details of his private life supplied by Guil- laume to his East German employers. In his first speech to the West German people since his the 60-year-old former chancellor said it is grotesque to suggest that a West German chancellor could be susceptible to blackmail. am in any he said. As he West Germany's ruling parties began formal moves to fill the political void created by his The Social Democrat party and its minor partner in the coalition under the Free Democratic party have agreed to continue the alliance and will discuss cabinet shuffles at a joint negotiating commission today. Helmut the Social Democrat finance is expected to be elected chan- cellor next Thursday. Grasshoppers hatch at weekend The record outbreak of grasshoppers in Alberta could start this says a Lethbridge research expert. Neil head of the crop entomology section at the Lethbridge Research told The Herald Wednesday grasshoppers could start to hatch this weekend if the weather continues warm and dry. Dr. Holmes said the hoppers development in the ditch banks and the grass areas between farmland and fences. If the weather continues warm and dry through the hoppers will hatch causing a rapid build-up of populations. This will make control measures by farmers essential. Dr. Holmes warned farmers to start checking their ditches and The first sign of hoppers will be insects one-eighth to one- quarter of an inch long. Dr. Holmes said efforts to control the hoppers should begin as soon as they are spotted. At this they can be kiUed with'less insecticide because they are in a concentrated area. The insecticide doesn't have to be as strong either. If the hoppers are checked at this crop damage is Dr. Holmes said the predicted hot spots in the south are an area 25 miles south and east of Bow Island and a small east-west strip south of Raymond. About 1.28 millions acres could be involved here and at two other locations in Alberta. Moderate infestations are expected in the south part of the County of Foremost and Municipal District of Taber and the north part of the Pnnntv nf Warnpr Small areas near Pincher Claresholm and Nobleford could also expect moderate infestations. The major chemical used in the control of grasshoppers is dimethoate. Blair plant industry supervisor for Southern Alberta for the provincial department of said stocks of the chemical have been distributed in the region. Prime Minister Trudeau's announcement today of a July 8 federal election has set local political executives scrambling. In Lethbridge constituency the New Democratic Party seems to have the jump on the having already called a nomination convention for June 5. The Social Credit party two weeks ago called the Lethbridge federal constituency annual meeting for May 22 in the Civic Centre. Former provincial Socred MLA John Landeryou told The Herald this morning the election called was a complete surprise. He said the annual meeting for the local party executive will hum with election Sven president of the Lethbridge federal Liberal said this morning a nomination convention will be announced within three weeks. The Lethbridge federal Progressive Conservative association executive will meet next week. A nomination convention will be announced at that pending the schedule of Lethbridge MP Ken said a party supporter. In the Lethbridge two unsuccessful candidates in the 1972 federal election contacted by The Herald were undecided about running again. Social Credit candidate Keith Hancock of a real estate said he hasn't had much time to react. He said he will give some thought to letting his name stand for mainly because he still strongly favors Social Credit. Andy Russell of Waterton was en route to Edmonton when The Herald telephoned his residence. Mrs. Russell gave a definite no about Mr. Russell's intentions to seek the Liberal nomination. Hal NDP candidate in was also in Edmonton this morning. Mrs. Hoffman said Mr. Hoffman hasn't decided whether to run or not In the Medicine Hat which borders Kenyon Field south of the big question is the status of former Liberal agriculture minister H. A. defeated by MP Bert Hargrave in 1972. Mr. Olson was unavailable for comment this morning. Liberal supporters claim he is a good bet for the Liberal nomination in a bid to regain his political footing. Alberta Liberal party leader Nick Taylor says Mr. Olson has good chance to get back Mr. Ericksen said Mr. Olson gave strong hints at a Liberal meeting in Calgary Monday that he would be willing to run. Lewis unsuccessful NDP candidate in 1972 has decided to remain on the sidelines this year. Mr. Toole has run in the last three federal elections in Medicine Hat. Willard Social Credit candidate in was unavailable for comment. Meanwhile Prime Minister Trudeau told a news conference today he will fight a vigorous campaign to return the Liberals to office. intend to fight a vigorous a tough campaign not a violent he told reporters. He said he will travel extensively and see as many people as defending the record of his minority government and its handling of theeconomv. The budget hit the big and contained measures to help low income earners and those less able to defend themselves against he added. Mr. Trudeau left his 24 Sussex Drive residence shortly after 9 a.m. EOT for the short trip across the street to Government House where he obtained the formal writ from Gov.-Gen. Jules Leger to dissolve the 29th Parliament. Nomination day will be June for some remote northern constituencies and June for all other ridines. Daisy blossoms color Commons OTTAWA Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau stood in the Commons Wednesday and patiently plucked petals from a spring daisy. He seemed to be love they love me they They because a few hours later the Conservatives and New Democrats defeated his minority Liberal government. But the incident provided much-appreciated comic relief from the electric excitement on Parliament Hill. The daisy was presented by NDP House Leader Stanley Knowles after all members of his party entered the Commons sporting the flowers in their lapels. They wore them because Mr. in a speech Tuesday had referred to NDP Leader David Lewis as the making daily deci- sions on whether or not to support the minority Liberal government by picking the petals from a daisy. The tension on the Hill mounted steadily throughout the day. Rush for seats The lineup for the 500 public Commons gallery seats began about 10 a.m. and by noon there were queues of more than most of whom went away disappointed. Veterans on the Hill said they couldn't recall so many people crammed into the gallery since the Diefenbaker government fell in 1963. Electioneering was evident from the opening of the House at 2 p.m. The daily question period was delayed about 30 minutes as MPs rose on points of order and questions of most designed to throw jibes at their opponents. There were jeers and cheers and waves of goodbye as the 137-to-123 vote was being called When Clerk Alastair Fraser announced the pandemonium erupted. Hurl papers MPs hurled piles of paper into the air and at each other. Reporters joined in tossing tornup Hansard copies down from the press gallery above the Speaker's throne. Clusters of spectators waited outside the Parliament Buildings for a glimpse of national faces coming and going But the throngs disappeared quickly The Commons was empty within minutes of adjournment and only a few curious visitors were still in view outside two hours later. Saudi Arabians warm to Henry Saudi Arabia U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger flew to Saudi Arabia today to talk to King Faisal about United States technical aid for the economic development of the desert kingdom and to seek the monarch's support of his drive for a military disengagement agreement between Syria and Israel. In an unusually warm wel- boming Foreign Minister Omar Saquaf said the Saudi people nothing but amity and friendliness for the people of the United But he said the American people should know that the Saudis are a religious Moslem people who not be swayed.'' After seeing Kissinger was flying to Egypt to brief President Anwar Sadat on the progress of his negotiations with Syria and Israel. The U.S. secretary is counting on Faisal and as well as Algerian President Houari to influence the Syrians to settle for a partial Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights. PROGRESS HINTED both Americans and Israelis reported some progress in Kissinger's talks with the Syrians and Israelis. The Tel Aviv newspaper Maariv reported that Israeli troops went on another on the Syrian front following reports that the Syrians were ready to launch an all-out attack if Kissinger's disengagement efforts failed. The Israeli command declined to comment. It was the first time Israeli sources had reported progress in the negotiations to separate the warring forces on the Golan Heights. American officials said a disengagement agreement was little more But one American source cautioned that an agreement was Kissinger went to Damascus Wednesday with new Israeli proposals and returned to Jerusalem with the Syrian reaction. discussions have reached a very concrete said Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban after a three-hour meeting with Kissinger. Reuters news agency reported Syrian guns were thundering on the Golan Heights within a few hours of Kissinger's de- parture from Damascus. and heard About town Would-be rancher Al Willis disappearing over a fence with an angry mother cow in hot pursuit...Jacquie Hyde saying streaking will be common occurrence in her new house until she gets the drapes up.