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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Relocation of Sarnia ethylene plant to Alta. to be weighed Herald Legislature Bureau and The Canadian Pren EDMONTON Officials of the federal crown corporation petrosar will discuss relocating a modified version of a giant million petrochemical plant from Sarnia to Alberta with the province. Premier Peter Lougheed said Thursday the province would be discussing its opposition to the plant with company officials Today he told the legislature one of the topics would be relocation. He said the province must consider environmental factors and preserving Alberta's resources But a modified version of the plant could be located in the province. The premier Thursday expressed total opposition to the Crown corporation building its ethylene plant in an area which already has the highest concentration of manufacturing and highest wages in Canada Mr Lougheed also said the market could not stand such a large plant in competition with two other plants proposed for Alberta if a modified Sarnia plant moved it would be a smaller complex Mr Lougheed said the Sarnia development would go against the spirit of the decision at Western Economic Opportunities Conference to diversify industrial and economic development in the west. New Democratic Party Leader Grant Notley had asked Mr Lougheed whether the government had suggested that or its parent company locate the Sarnia plant in Alberta. He told Mr Notley and Ron Ghitter Calgary that has no effort to locate any of its operations here are certainly going to examine whether Polysar would consider locating all or part of the Sarnia plant in Alberta because we have heard the observations made by the federal government regarding formation of a National Petroleum Corporation and participation by the federal government in that. Meanwhile in a joint statement released by Dow Chemical of Canada Ltd. and Dome Petroleum Ltd. of partners in the pipeline system to bring ethane and ethylene to Sarnia from said Dow will build a large plant to produce ethylene in Canada even if it does not get approval from Alberta. view of the major shortage of we must proceed with construction of an ethylene plant in the statement said. we are unable to receive we will have to implement an alternate plan Gordon a Petrosar said Friday the proposed Sarnia plant needs barrels a day of crude oil in order to produce barrels of petrochemicals He said one of the problems in putting a plant like Petrosar's in Alberta is that there would not be sufficient markets for the fuel byproducts. the industry ministers of the other three western provinces Friday threw their support behind Alberta in its fight with Ottawa to have a petrochemical industry located in Alberta. In a joint the ministers Gary Lauk of British Fred Peacock of Kim Thorson of Saskatchewan and Len Evans of Manitoba condemned what they called on the part of the federal government. The ministers told a news following a meeting in Calgary Thursday and that the petrochemical dispute between Alberta and Ottawa is another example why the Western provinces should team up Mr Thorson said the petrochemical industry is a sensible economic opportunity that is clearly within the realm of a particular province He said Alberta is absolutely correct in wanting to develop the industry within the province The Saskatchewan minister said the federal government must be made to realize that federal programs such as the department of regional economic expansion would lose their meaning if Alberta cannot base the petrochemical industry in the province Mr. Evans said Central Canada is increasingly the industrial heartland of while levels of per capita income in the West have been deteriorating federal trade and commerce programs continue to pour most of the money to Ontario and he said The Lethbridae Herald VOL LXVII 133 MAY 1974 15 Cents 64 Pages India joins nuclear club NEW DELHI India set off its first nuclear ex- plosion in an underground test early the official Indian radio announced The blast brought the world's largest democracy into the so-called up to now reserved for major military powers Both Indian national news agencies said the explosion was conducted in the Rajastan area west of New site of the Great Indian Desert The Indian Atomic Energy Commission said the bomb was designed for such peaceful purposes as mining and and that India has no intention of producing nuclear weapons But the test indicated India may be able to build such weapons in the future if it chooses to do so In Pakistan's chief delegate to the Geneva disarmament conference said the Indian nuclear test will have far-reaching con- for the entire situ- ation on the where India and Pakistan have fought three wars in the last quarter century In the Soviet India's the official news agency Tass said the test was a explosion It said the test resulted from India's to keep at the level of world in the peaceful uses of nuclear explosions In Tokyo Japanese govern- ment sources said the test showed India's aiming at political and will work a negative direction toward world peace Slim win for Giscard predicted PARIS The the and even the pollsters paused today before about 31 million voters go to the polls Sunday to elect a new president of France for the next seven years Both moderate Conservative candidate Valery Giscard d'Estamg and Socialist Francois Mitterrand wound up their gruelling campaigns in a low key in the French Mitterrand at Grenoble and Giscard d'Estamg in the mountain village of le Chazelet The last poll to be made public gave Giscard d'Estamg the 51 to 49 per cent The vote is expected to be so close that it could be decided by about electors of France's overseas possessions Seen and heard About town Betty trying to swipe some loose change from her father's coat pocket and encountering the business end of a wasp BUI Hutton laughing and saying his Jim Sr unknowingly used buttermilk on his cereal Wet guard duty Policeman stands watch in navel-deep water against looters in downtown Fri- day as crowd of people in background watches flood waters from higher ground Cambridge was one of the hardest-hit by overflowing banks of the Grand which rose to 15 feet above after torrential rams sparked floods. See story on Page 2 PM knocks on doors for votes Herald Ottawa Bureau TORONTO The Liberals Friday night unleashed their secret weapon of the election campaign as they launched Prime Minister Trudeau down a tree-lined Toronto cavassmg for votes Accompanied by John Rob- Liberal candidate in St Paul's Mr Trudeau chatted with dozens of home owners who responded to the knocks of party workers and came out to meet the prime minister Watching the operation was Keith national director of the Liberal who admitted it we'll do it all across The purpose was to show that the prime minister will go knocking on doors to win the election The he is mainly for Liberal workers to show them that this election will be won in the streets It was a refreshing change for Mr who looked relaxed and confident as he met the inhabitants of Farnham a street of older brick homes estimated to be in the category Although the riding returned a Conservative in party workers said the Farnham poll had been Liberal by a wide margin And if the response to the prime minister's charm was any it will be solidily Liberal again The inhabitants were an interesting mix The couples spoke French with the P M Another born in Austria was world 9-pin bowling champion before coming to Canada 19- years ago A doctor told the P M that of 10 patients all had' said they were voting Liberal hope they weren't mental quipped Mr Trudeau There were a few minor gaffes but nothing too embarrassing A young American couple became tonquetied as they tried to tell the P.M how refreshing they found the Canadian political system where differences produce an election and no stagnation as m the U S After a short chat he moved on to encouraging words are on your side we voted for you last time Bone chance Do it again Good luck in After his leisurely Mr Trudeau turned to another aspect of his campaign with a fiery speech at the nominating meeting that chose Ursula Appollom to contest York South for the Liberals against NDP leader David Lewis Mr Trudeau said there was no reason for the current election but perhaps the pressure of being power behind the had got to Mr Lewis The best thing to do would be remove him from that said Mr Trudeau Overrun SAIGON North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces seized three government outposts today 25 miles from Saigon and the fate of 250-300 government defenders was the South Vietnamese command reported RAPE VICTIMS 'BEING TRIED9 BOSTON Superior Court Chief Justice Walter McLaughlin delivered a scathing denunciation of jurors' atti- tudes toward rape victims after a jury acquitted the defendant in a rape case Friday am reluctantly coming to the whether it is the permissive society or what we are living at least as far as jurors are rape is no longer a McLaughlin said from the bench after the jury of nine men and three women found a 27-year-old man not guilty of raping a 22-year-old secretary The prosecution had maintained that the woman had met the defendant in a singles bar and had been coerced into ac- companying him to his apartment where he forced her into a bedroom and raped her had two responsible irreproachable of integrity and who testified before you that they heard screaming there for 20 McLaughlin said to the jury after the verdict had been returned it ladies and that you believed the terrified with bloodcurdling consented to the advances of this he asked is going to continue until jurors by their verdicts convict and when the evidence is as I think it was in this case don't report rape for the humiliation involved in the degradation they go through in a trial When we have a instead of trying the you make the poor girl the de- fendant Israelis strafe Beirut without attacking city BEIRUT Air raid sirens sounded two occasions here early today as Israeli jets flew high over the capital for the third successive without attacking During the first alert eye- witnesses said a formation flew over Beirut thejv later four planes flew over No Herald Victoria Day The Herald will not publish Victoria Day Full coverage of the holiday week- end news events will be car- ried m Tuesday's editions Beirut at a great height U S State Secretary Henry Kissinger is making a more personal initiative toward an Israeli- Syrian disengagement after talks with Israeli officials that apparently rejuvenated his flagging hopes Officials had announced early in the wake of Arab terrorist attacks and Israeli retaliatory raids on that Kissinger would cut short his peace mission after his planned trip to Damascus today But Kissinger said after talks in that he would go back to Israel later today and keep on with his three-week-old mission The secretary's aides said Kissinger had shed his role as a simple relayer of ideas and had taken initiative in the talks They said he had presented undisclosed U S ideas to Israeli leaders Friday The change in plans raised hopes for a breakthrough in drawing a ceasefire line through the Golan where Israeli and Syrian gun- ners duelled Friday for the 67th straight day It also indicated that this week's Palestinian guerrilla violence and Israeli which left more than 70 dead in Lebanon and had not had the terrorists' acknowledged aim of scuttling the Kissinger mission Eire death toll may go higher DUBLIN At least 28 people died and more than 100 others were seriously injured Friday night in bombings which shattered central Dublin and the border town of Monaghan Early today more than 20 including two baby lay unidentified and un- claimed in city morgues and police sources said many of the seriously injured were not expected to survive As rescue workers cleared the carnage mutilated beyond recognition and streets littered with the debris of mangled cars and wrecked police warned there might be more bombs in every town The Irish cabinet was meet- ing again today after declaring Dublin a disaster area at an emergency session Friday night The identity of those respon- sible for the in Difblin and one in remained a mystery today Both the Catholic Irish Republican Army and the Protestant Ulster Defence Association denied resonsibihty The three Dublin which killed at least 23 went off in cars parked in the bustling city centre at the height of the evening rush hour Two of the cars had been hijacked from predominantly- Protestant areas of it was later discovered The Monaghan bomb went off without warning outside a public house killing five people Newspapers earned grim photographs of shattered bodies strewn among rubble as rescuers searched for survivors One picture showed a priest giving the last rites to a woman lying face down in blood and rubble Eyewitnesses told today of mutilation and terror on the streets of Dublin Shattered glass showered over shoppers and office workers making their way home in the rush hour as the blasts threw some victims out of cars and through shop windows Women wandered around screaming as some of them horribly lit- tered the streets in pools of blood Dommick manager of the Welcome said before the bomb went I saw a lady with a pram going by the door the child was found in the cellar of the bar How it got there I don't know Another witness to the blast in South Lemster Sean said he was driving down the street when the bomb went off saw a bright red flash and felt the car stagger in the force tne blast I stopped the which was damaged on the and got out I saw a body lying beside the remains of a car which was burning fiercely I went over to see if I could help When I went over I saw the person was dead Recalled DUBLIN The Irish republic government an- nounced today it will recall its 340 bfficers and men with the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Middle East Rain dampens long weekend Ram showers are expected to put the damper on the Victoria Day long weather office reported today The weatherman said relief depends on the movements of a low-pressure area to the which was causing the disturbance It has been stationary for two days but should move to the northeast and be over the western Great Lakes by Sunday This would end the east wind and start clearing but there may still be afternoon showers The outlook for Monday is sunny with showers in the late afternoon The east wind was connected with the storm because air flows counterclockwise around a low-pressure producing an east wind to the north of it Lethbndge had about 65 of an inch of ram in the 24 hours prior to mid-morning Saturday Snow had begun falling in Calgary and there was five inches of snow on the ground in Pincher Creek Pincher Creek s precipitation total was about 1 2 inches The Alberta Motor Association said tms morning Highway 3 west was wet and very slippery at Pincher -with three-quarters of a mile visibility through the falling snow Snow was also falling in the Crowsnest Pass and the highway was becoming slippery Highway 2 to was reported wet throughout A light drizzle was falling on Highway 4 to Coutts and continuing through northwestern Montana Highway 5 to Cardston was also wet from a light drizzle The Trans-Canada Highway east from Calgary to Medicine Hat was bare and wet with some slush It was slusny and very slippery between Calgary and Banff and RCMP were not recommending travel in the Banff area battle leaves five dead LOS ANGELES Au- thorities are attempting to es- tablish the identities of five bodies recovered Friday night from a fire- gutted house believed to have been a hideout for the terrorist Symbionese Liberation Army A spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner's office said today the bodies are being examined for scars and other identifying marks The coroners's office said it requested dental records on abducted newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst as a of routine A spokesman for newspaper executive Randolph Hearst said the FBI told Hearst one of the dead was SLA leader Donald DeFreeze But the FBI denied that agents identified was known as SLA General Field Marshal Cinque The FBI also denied telling the Hearst family any such thing John a Hearst spokesman told reporters outside the Hearst mansion in Calif of DeFreeze's reported death But Lester walked away without a word as reporters shouted about Patty7 What about Earlier Lester had said just hope to God that Patty is somewhere else All five least two of whom were during a furious hour-long gun battle Friday evening in which some 500 heavily-armed police fired tear-gas shells The frame house in south Los Angeles was sprayed with thousands of rounds of ammunition during the siege and caught fire during the battle Authorities said the bodies were badly disfigured in the fire which was believed to have been touched off by a smouldering tear-gas shell Inside Classified Comics Comment District Family Local News Markets Religion Sports Theatres TV Weather 26 12 5 19 20-22 18 24-25 11. 13 14-16 7 6 'Maybe now you'll learn a new dance1' IXW TONIGHT HIGH SUN SHOWERS ;