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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDaE HERALD 1974 News In brief Edmonton scraps games levy EDMONTON On the theory it is better to be safe than city council's economic affairs committee Tuesday withdrew its proposed 1.2-mill levy for the Commonwealth Games. At Monday's while council was considering the 1974 mill rate. City Solicitor Harry Wilson announced that he didn't think the proposed levy was legal under provincial legislation covering municipalities. E. K. finance department said later in an interview the games levy was discussed Tuesday with officials of the municipal affairs department and there was about its legality. Labor commission unlikely EDMONTON Premier Peter Lougheed indicated Tuesday the Alberta government probably won't appoint a commission to study legislation governing labor relations with civil servants. The Civil Service Association of Alberta has called for a but the premier told the legislature it is that one will be named. The association said the three acts public servants now negotiate under are causing considerable confusion. Treatment left to individual EDMONTON Health Minister Neil Crawford says the Alberta government has no immediate plans to draft legislation dllowing judges to order compulsory treatment for alcoholics who won't seek rehabilitation of their own. Mr Crawford told Doug Miller in the legislature Tuesday the government received a briefing on possible legislation in this area last year from the provincial Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Commission. or not legislation becomes a priority in the next several months is still an open Mr. Crawford said. Foiled robbers take hostages PARIS Two men who were foiled in a bank raid took a mother and child- as when they drove off today in a getaway car provided by police. The men had earlier taken refuge in a suburban house where the her five children and a maid became their hostages. They demanded the getaway warning that otherwise there would be all over the They drove off in the pursued by police. President assured of victory SANTO DOMINGO The Dominican Republic's violence-wracked presidential campaign ended today with President Joaquin Balaguer virtually assured of re- election His chief opponent charged and quit the race. Silvestre Antonio a wealthy cattle rancher considered a announced his withdrawal in a broadcast Tuesday night. He accused Balaguer of plans for a violent confrontation and and ordered his supporters to boycott the election Thursday. Slrike cuts Ulster power BELFAST Protes- tants fighting Britain's program to develop co- operation between Northern Ireland and the Irish republic walked off the job at power stations and hundreds ot offices and fac- tories in Ulster were without electricity for a time. The power cuts rarely lasted more than two hours. But the Northern Ireland Electricity Service warned that four-hour cuts might have to be power stations were believed to be affected by the work stoppage and only about 60- per-cent of the normal electricity supply was expected today. Youth charged with arson MONTREAL A 16- ..year-old youth was arrested Tuesday following a rash of. in the city's west end a. spokesman for the Montreal Urban Community arson squad said. The youth is scheduled to be arraigned in social welfare court today on five charges of Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS D. 86. former official guardian of BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE sM the spokesman said. A district fire chief died after falling off the roof of a three-storey apartment building while fighting one of the fires which heavily damaged three apartment leaving 45 families homeless. The other four fires were minor. Ontario from 1936 to 1958 whose most famous wards were the Dionne quintuplets. former Professional Golfers' Association and British Open Champion. former.top administrator of the Paris Opera and the Comic Opera. Bath Boutique Accessories Gilded dogwood embellishment for bath or boudoir accessories noRmfln COSmETIC BOUTIQUE Gifts Wigs Perfumes College Mall Phone 328-1525 J Alberta ethane complex planned CALGARY A prov- ince-wide petrochemical com- plex providing many jobs and million in annual produc- tion by 1978 was outlined Tues- day by the Alberta Gas Trunk Line Co. Ltd. The company announced formation of Alberta Gas Ethylene Ltd. as an AGTL subsidiary. The Calgary-based company expanded on an announcement last year that AGTL and Cana- dian Industries Ltd. a multistage petrochemical industry in Alberta based on ethylene feedstock extracted from natural gas and now exported from Alberta. Sites of secon- dary and tertiary-level plants for the complex have not been chosen. But the primary plant is to be located outside either Edmonton or Calgary with secondary plants probably in the two main centres and tertiary or advanced processing industries in other centres throughout the province. WOULD CREATE JOBS By concentrating on manufacture of the end it should encourage the establishment of a large number of individual companies in municipal centres across the the AGTL news release says. The primary plant is to be completed in 1977 at a cost of million and is to produce 1.2 billion pounds of ethylene annually. A further million is to be invested in secondary industrial plants to manufacture derivatives from ethylene such as low ore high- density ethylene ethylene vinyl choride monomer and polyvinyl chloride. The new company is forming a consortium of Canadian and international chemical companies to implement the program which will require an investment of billion. of the chemical com- panies in the consortium is committed to develop individual said AGTL. PLANS BIG PLANT Canadian Industries Ltd. plans the largest secondary plant to manufacture 400 mil- lion pounds of low-density polyethylene annually. Alberta Gas Ethylene and its parent AGTL have made no application to the federal government because the projects do not involve the export of any raw commodity from Canada or Alberta. Only finished or semi-finished products are involved. AGEL will have special status as a the AGTL release says. It will be free to negotiate separate financing and to accommodate participation by additional investors such as the Alberta Energy Co. The Alberta Energy Co. was formed by the Alberta govern- ment to allow provincial resi- dents to participate as share- holders in development of pro- vincial natural resources. S. Robert AGTL chief executive described the proposal as a new era for Western Canada. emergence of this pet- rochemical manufacturing complex gains some entirely new levels for the degree of processing to occur in Western he said. also provides control in Canada of industrial location and and for ownership by The new company will nego- tiate for purchase of ethane from holders permits to export natural gas or ethane from the province. In this AGTL is contacting the exporters as a future consumer of ready to negotiate purchase in conformance with existing permit provisions and subject to the arbitration of the public utilities board as to price. No Mideast agreement JERUSALEM snatched defeat from the jaws of United States State Secretary Henry Kissinger said as he returned from Damascus Tuesday reporting no agreement yet for the withdrawal of Israeli forces on the Golan Heights. A senior U.S. official said the negotiations for a Syrian- Israeli disengagement agreement are in a holding TRUST CO. REPORT CALGARY Farmers and Merchants Trust Co. Ltd. of Calgary has reported net earnings of or 23 cents per share for the first quarter of 1974 Pug takes a breather When the likes of W. C. Thomas Amarillo Preston and Smith sit down for a friendly little you can bet it's not friendly and it's not little. Preston and the mysterious won't give his real name or say where he's will join another nine or 10 professional gamblers tonight in a game of The game is a form of stud poker that is the featured attraction at the I' fifth annual world series of poker. The winner will walk away with from each of the dozen or so card sharps playing. last year's netted a record Preston won the year before and earned Hold 'em is a form of seven-card stud in which each player is dealt two cards face down and the rest of the hand is played with a communal set of cards dealt faceup in the middle of the table. The game continues until one player has all the with breaks only for eating and sleeping. Impeachment committee wants 11 more tapes WASHINGTON The House of Representatives judiciary committee is expected to send another subpoena to the White this time demanding tapes of 11 presidential conversations for its impeachment investigation. The committee today was scheduled to interrupt its Abortionist to be sentenced MONTREAL Dr. Henry convicted of performing an illegal abor- was in custody today after the Quebec Court of Appeal ordered Tuesday that he be sentenced by his original trial judge. The arrest followed a decision by the appeal court that Mr. Justice James Hugessen of the Court of Queen's Bench sentence the doctor whose acquittal on the charge was reversed by the appeal court April 26. An associate of Dr. Morgentaler's Claude Armand said police arrested the doctor Tuesday. He said he did not know when Dr. Morgentaler would be sentenced by Mr. Justice Hugessen. who presided at the doctor's trial last and that bail would be sought today. Mr. Justice Hugessen had refused to sentence Dr. saying there was reasonable doubt his court had jurisdiction. The doctor has appealed his conviction to the Supreme Court of Canada. Mr. Sheppard said the appeal court's decision also will be appealed before Canada's highest court. The appeal court said Tues- been found the respondent no longer enjoys the presumption of innocence. He must now be regarded as any other convicted person and this condition continue until his conviction has been quashed. Zebra informer named Calif. were being killed at a pretty good says Irving Kurd. it stopped when Anthony Harris put his life on the Hurd. a identified Harris Tuesday as the infor- mant whose meetings with San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto led to the arrests of three black men in the random Zebra street killings of whites. who acted as the go- said in an interview with the Oakland Tribune that the key informer in the was so deeply he couldn't get in his in- volvement with a black separatist group lie joined in prison. Hurd said Harris was repelled by the group's fanatical dedication to killing whites and dissident and went to the police in a desperate effort to extricate himself from the situation. He said Harris was aware the group would try to kill even if he was in jail. He went to authorities seeking protection and the reward that had been Hurd said. hearing of evidence on the Watergate cover-up in closed sessions for an open hearing to vote on the subpoena. The impeachment headed by counsel John was expected to recommend a subpoena demanding tapes of presidential conversations that took place April June 20 and June 1972. After the subpoena the committee will go back into closed session to continue hearing the evidence gathered by its impeachment staff. At Tuesday's Chair- man Peter Rodino ruled that a legal memorandum opposing issuance of a subpoena for the tape of an April conversation violated com- mittee rules of confidentiality and could not be accepted by the committee. KNOWLEDGE DENIED The submitted by James St. the president's chief Watergate argued that of the evidence available to the committee makes it clear the president did not have prior knowledge of the plan to break into the DNC National and that no subpoena for the April conversation is Rodino said the judiciary committee's interest in public documents into the death of Mary Jo Kopechne in the Chappaquiddick incident in- volving Senator Edward Ken- nedy was because the opinion of a court in the inquest was of landmark importance as far as concerned the right to counsel at inquest proceedings. He that the documents were not useful in developing the committee's inquiry pro- ceedings. MONTANA IS ASSURED NATURAL GAS SUPPLY Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The cabinet Tuesday assured a natural gas supply to Montana for at least a year. In approving an extension of an export contract to the cabinet also insured that Coutts residents will see no interruption of supply. The border town receives its gas after it is mixed with gas produced in northern Montana. Bill minister of mines and told the legislature a one-year extension of a contract held by Canadian- Montana pipeline company to serve about Montanans with gas could be extended again. A worried Montana Thomas L. personally intervened with Premier Peter Lougheed before cabinet met to assure approval of a new contract. Mr. Lougheed told MLAs the governor would have preferred more than a one-year extension. But he said he considered the reaction of the governor demonstrated he thought his trip was worthwhile In reaching its Mr. Dickie said cabinet noted that the pipeline company was prepared to meet the government's pricing has held contracts in Alberta since that the use is primarily residential and not that Coutts depended for its supply on the that three-per-cent of Alberta gas goes to Montana. Hope dims for young canoeists PRINCE B.C. The search continues for eight high school students who disappeared on a canoe trip down the Willow River. it was learned that four other teenagers had to abandon a trip down the river Sunday after one of their canoes was swamped and its occupants were forced to swim for their lives. The four entered the river about 12 miles upstream from where the eight students launched their canoes Friday. The eight have not been heard from since. Gerry McMullen said he was in a group of four who planned to take their boats to a gravel pit about one mile upstream from where the willow canvon begins. were in the water may- be 15 or 20 minutes when we he said McMullen said he and Sam Sidsworth were thrown into the river by a five foot carried downstream a considerable but managed to get to shore. Barbara Sidsworth and Mary in another managed to get their boat to shore. Mr. McMullen said both canoes were washed away and became snagged on an island in the middle of the stream where they were abandoned. McMullen said he felt the chances of any of the eight missing students getting out of the willow where the water is much more would be slight. ''If we had spent another five minutes in the water we wouldn't have made it. It was pretty Allan vice-president of the Northwest Brigade Canoe said he has never heard of anyone going through the Willow Canyon in a canoe or kayak. a canyon that is not safe for any type ot boat at any time of he said. Only assorted including parts of bits of clothing and lifejackets and a pack have been recovered. None of the youths were experienced canoeists. Kennedy files stay mum WASHINGTON The United States Supreme Court has let stand a lower court decision upholding the federal government's right to keep secret certain FBI files on the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The over the objection of Justice William rejected on Monday writer Harold Weisberg's contention that the Freedom of Information Act requires disclosure of spectrographic analyses of bullets and bullet fragments recovered in the investigation. Weisberg's Bernard said the decision by the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia Washington significantly restricted the right of citizens to gain access to government files. Portugal installs new government LISBON Gen. Antonio de leader of the junta that overthrew the heirs of the Salazar dictatorship on April was being installed as Portugal's new president today. The inauguration was being held in the 18th-century Quelux Palace outside Lisbon. The 64-year-old general has promised to name a provisional government of civilians and military men within 24 hours after becoming followed by free elections within a year. Most of the new cabinet's civilians are expected to be from the political which the junta has allowed to emerge from underground after nearly half a century of repression. The government will not rule however. The seven-man military junta will become the Council of a watchdog commission over the government. The new premier is expected to be Adelino da Palma a Lisbon law professor and businessman who has a record of mild opposition to authoritarian government. Mario a Socialist returned from is slated to be foreign minister. The cabinet also may include Communists for the first time in Portuguese history. Alvaro the long-exiled head of the Communist may be- come minister without and Avelino Pacheco another may be named labor minister. Massive road projects possible VICTORIA Highways Minister Graham Lea says the British Columbia and federal governments are negotiating an agreement that could lead to an million to billion program of road construction in the province. Mr. Lea said at a news conference Tuesday the program would be over a period of but he would not give details. He said expenditures would be shared equally. In addition to major road development in northern B.C the program would include a new trans-provincial route for the southern part of the he said. Mr. Lea made the announcement after answering questions about an interim agreement he signed on behalf of B.C. with the Federal ministry of transport. He said the interim agreement to improve road systems would make million available from the federal and provincial governments in fiscal 1974-75. This year's program would be in the but he declined to specify where. Agreement on upgrading road systems in the costing about should be reached sometime this he said. ;