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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD Wednesday, May 23, 197J News in brief Diplomat refused asylum SAX FRANCISCO (Reuter) A Piu'lippine diplomat who feels President Ferdinant Marcos is a "new Hitler" was refused po- litical asylum Tuesday by the United States eminent. Ruperto Babao, Die newly-re- signed acting consul general in Los Angeles, formally requested political asylum Monday. But the district director of the U S. Immigration Service here. to Richard Williams, refused consider his request. wife is a lawful per- manent resident." Williams said Tuesday. "All she has to do is file a visa application on his "I don't know why he's ask- ing for political asylum. He doesn't need it. He was a little upset when we told him." Trade embargo defeated UNITED NATION'S (AP) i and further erode public con- Umted States and British vetoes fidence in the United Nations' killed a seven-nation attempt m ability to act in a meaningful, the Security Council Tuesday to j way." broaden the UN trade embargo Sir Colin Crowe of Britain. RbodcMa lo include eto v as perhaps his last j Soutli Africa and Portugal UN before his retirement John Scali. cast- Sunday, said he "firmly rejects in" the fourth L S veto in UX the charges of collusion and ill "To pass a faith vhich hove been made clearly against my government and its seiiouslv predecessors" i n connection histon. declared resolution w men unenforceable would 4.----- damage the reputation and with the breakaway British col- credibility ot the United Nations ony of Rhodesia. Bahamas independence okayed LONDON (Renter) Brit- ain's House of Commons ap- proved legislation Tuesdav enabling the Bahamas to be- come fully independent on July 10 after >ears under British ru'e The way is clear now for the government bill to be passed also by the House of Lords and to receive the necessary formal assent from Queen Elizabeth. The lower house rejected by 74 votes to four a move to ex-! elude the second largest island, Abaco. from the independence proposals and retain it as a Crown colony. i Kissuiger completes mission PARIS CAP) Henry Kissin- on his to Saigon for con- ger met for the sixth time today sultations with President Ngu- Denies security leak Lord Lambfon is pictured Tuesday in London, where he resigned as a junior minister in the Brtsh government. He admitted Wednesday to "a casual acquaintance with a call girl" but denied reports that Britain's national secur- ity is imperiled. "There has been no high-life vice ring, no security leak, no blackmail he said. (See story page obstacles may stop Skagit valley flooding Price increase proposal Figures don't support gas hike EDMONTON (CP) Ontar- io's opposition to Alberta's plans to raise ths price of nat- ural gas "can't bs supported by the says Mines and Minerals Minister Bill Dickie. The minister has released an "Alberta analysis" of Ontario gas prices in response to that province's views on Alberta's plans to virtually double the trial users in that province. field price of natural gas. If Alberta la successful in its plan, the average industrial us- er in Southern Ontario will still be paying nine per cent less for bis gas than he did in 1961, said Mir. Dickie. Southern Ontario holds the largest concentration of Indus- Most MPs favor death penalty ban By KEN POLE OTTAWA (CP) Refreshed and eager after the Victoria Day weekend, MPs resumed Commons debate Tuesday on capital punishment and prison escapes. More than a dozen members spoke on the death penalty, most of them favoring a gov- ernment bill to extend a partial ban until 1977. Earlier, Solicitor General Warren tougher Allmand rules for announced prisoners' temporary leaves, the direct re- sult of much criticism in the House, The capital punishment wrangling appeared no closer to an end after eight full days. Government sources have said the debate might be suspended after today until at least late June so the Commons can get down to bills dealing with cor- I porate income tax, family al- I low ances, pensions trical boundaries. and elec- with Hanoi's Le Due Tho and ven yan As they met in subuiban St. took with hml for Tiueus ap- N om-la-Breteche, Kissinger's proval a possible joint clari- top aide, Deputy Assistant State ficalion of the Jan. 27 ceasefire Secretary William Sullivan, was agreement. Nurses tote to strike CALGARY (CP) City pub- lic health nurses voted 84-3 Tu- esday to strike if the city does not accept a majority award presented by a conciliation board. "We really don't want to go on strike, but we will if we're Eleanor Jepson, presi- dent of he Public Health Nurses Association, said in an interview. I She said she hoped the deci- sion to strike would cause the city to review its position and I continue talks with the nurses. Consumer meeting set OTTAWA (CP) A United States pioposal which would re- sult in more than acres of British Columbia's Skagit Valley hfing flooded may. be stopped by legal obstacles, the Commons Fisheries Committee was told Tuesday. no certainty in said A. T. Davidson, assistant deputy minister for environ- 1 mental management. there are a number of 1 routes open to ensure it doesn't happen.'1 Court action laken on issue QUEBEC (CP) The first interprovincial conference of ministers responsible for con- sumer and corporate affairs is to be held here May 31-June 1, it xvas announced Tuesday. William Tetley. Quebec minis- ter of financial institutions, said all provinces as well as officials from the federal department of consumer and corporate affairs, would be present. Mr. Tetley said the event marks the inauguration of a permanent system of inter- provincial and federal-provin- cial consultation on the admin- istration of coi porate and con- sumer laws. Pollution request submitted EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta Motor Association wants the provincial government to make it illegal to remove or dis- connect pollution control devic- SEE THE LENS THAT DARKENS IN THE SUNLIGHT (VARIGRAY) OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. es from new automobiles The request was one of 10 to be submitted in a bnaf to the cabinet today. Bernie Brown. AMA presi- dent said Tuesday that since the devices are there, they 1 should be used. i The association also asked for more provincial support for driver-training programs in schools, re-imposition of a fine of for not having insur- ance, establishment of high- way waste disposal stations and enforcement of regulations on the securing of vehicle loads. I VANCOUVER (CP) F and I W Wholesale Ltd. of Trail is taking court action to quash a 1 search warrant under which 4, 605 eggs wei e seized by the British Columbia Egg Market- ing Board, a lawyer for the company said Tuesday. Richard D'Andrea said the no- tice of motion, which names Attorney-general Alex Macdon- ald. was filed in Cranbrook last He said the date for a court hearing is expected to be set next week. The eggs, brought in from Manitoba, were seized last month from F and W Wholesale, which owns five Super-Value re- tell out'ets in the Kootenays. Ir. D'Andrea said the motion contends thai standing orders which allow the egg marketing board to control the entry of eggs into B.C. are outside the jurisdiction of the Lieutenant- Governor in council and of pro- vincial legislation. He said the motion also con- tends the regulations contra- vene sections of the British North America Act dealing with trade and commerce and free flow of products. Replying to John Fraser (PC- Vancouver Mr. David- son said the government would continue to throw legal ob- staclss in the way of the U.S. plan. The project, agreed to by the former Social Credit govern- ment of B.C., would permit Se- attle City Light and Power Co. to raise" the Ross dam on the U.S. part of the Skagit river, flooding 5.200 acres of the cen- tral B.C. valley. The B.C. New Democratic Party government, which de- posed Social Credit last year, wants no part of the agree- ment. Federal Environment Minister Jack Davis said last month U.S. officials have agreed in principle to a series of meet- ings "with a view to terminat- ing the long-standing contract. PROJECT NOT DEAD He also said that while neith- er the U.S. govsrnment nor the power company have admitted the project is dead, they un- derstand Canada will not let it proceed. The only real issue to be set- tled is how much compensation is due Seattle City Light and Power. A spokesman for Mr. Da-us has quoted figures as high as S42 million bu the B.C. government has yet to concede any damages are necessary. Mr. Davidson said there is little likelihood the dam con- struction will go ahead because both the governor of Washing- ton State and the mayor of Se- j attic are against it. The joint opposition of the B.C. and fed- I eal governments was another major obstacle. Mr. Fraser said, however, that something definite should be done by the Canadian gov- ernment. He suggested outside the committee room that the or- iginal agreement should be can- celled. Several dozen MPs still are to j speak before an open vote pro- Cod war dispute mounts REYKJAVIK (Reuter) A government minister says that Iceland's handful of patrol boats Mill soon defy the Royal Navy's cordon around trawlers inside the disputed 50-mile fish- ing zone and again cut British trawl lines. The statement from Fisheries Minister Ludvik Josefson came Tuesday as feeling here in- tensified that Iceland should consider charging Britain with aggression before the United Nations Security Council. All political parties in Iceland are united in their con- demnation of the British naval intervention, referred to here as "invasion." As Iceland considered its next moves, about 30 British traw- lers with navy protection were fishing Tuesday night well in- side Iceland's self-proclaimed limits. Fisheries Minister Josefson, of the People's Alliance, a Com- munist grouping in the govern- ing three-party coalition, said: "We will soon begin coast guard action, cutting the wires of the British trawlers." i cedes committee consideration of the proposal to retain hang- ing only for killers of policemen or prison guards. Frequent attacks on the cor- rectional system, particularly over escapes wMch included prisoners who ran away while visiting parents or hospital un- der the supervision of guards, prompted Mr. Allmand's state- ment. "I have issued he said during the question pe- riod, "that there be no more temporary absences with escort unless the escort understands that the prisoner is not to be out of Hs sight at any time." COULD SUSPEND He said guards could be sus- pended if a prisoner escapes their custody during a tem- porary leave. In the death penalty debate, Cyril Symes Ste. Marie) said that although 73 per cent of more than con- stituents replied in a question- naire they were in favor of the death penalty, his conscience would not let him vote this way. Doug Roche Centre) said his constituents wanted security, not vengeance. He called for a minimum sen- tence of 25 years without parole for murderers. Sean O'Sullivan at 21 the youngest MP, said he favors hanging for per- sons convicted of premeditated murder. Derek Blackburn Bract) said he favored total abolition of the death penalty but would vote for the bill. In 1961, the average industrial user paid 81 cents per thous- and cubic feet (MCF) of gas and in 1970 this was down to 58 cents per MCF. STILL LESS If the average field price of the gas in Alberta is doubled to 32 cents from 16 cents per MCF, by the time this increase is passed down {he line, indus- trial users in southern On- tario will pay 74 cents per MCF. "This will stiH be almost nine per cent under what they paid for natural gas 10 years pre- viously." During the same period of 1961 to 1970, the total value of goods manufactured in Canada increased from billion to billion, he added. Included in this, the cost of materials and supplies rose 104 per cent, salaries and wages increased 99 per cent, but the cost of all types of fuel in- cluding electricity only 75 per cent. Mr. Dickie said if the field price of gas in Alberta is doub- le, Alberla figures indicate it would add only S1.77 to t h e monthly heating bill of an On- tario homeowner. The figures counter com- plaints Alberta has been tear- ing from Ontario, opposing the gas price policy announced by Premier Peter Lougheed in No- vember. The announcement in- dicated Alberta wants to see the average 16 cents per MFC paid for natural gas here in- creased by 10 to 20 cents. "The case for the east can't be supported by the said Mr. Dickie, adding that while politicians in eastern Can- ada have been trying to make their case "they've been getting cheat) gas for years." "It's been underpriced for too long and they should recog- nize its proper value." At a meeting in Toronto two weeks ago, Premier Lougheed said a 10 cent per MFC in- crease "would represent a catching-up of only about one- fifth the rats of price increas- es of other commodities to Ca- nadian consumers during the past 10 years." He suggested to his Ontario audience that there has been an "over-reaction and exagger- ation of the Alberta gas pric- ing proposal and its impact on the consuming areas." Gas export permit sought CALGARY (CP) Pan-Al- berta Gas Ltd. appears before the energy resources conserva- tion board today to apply for the export of 1.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Pan-Alberta, a subsidiary of Alberta Gas Trunk Line Ltd., has been offering up to 38 cents a thousand cubic feet for the gas, providing it receives per- mission to sell it in the United States. The current average field price for gas in Alberta has been 16 cents a thousand cubic fest. Pan-Alberta plans to take out the 1.3 trillion cubic feet of gas during a six-year period starting in November, 1974. Carl Jones, president of Hud- son's Bay Oil and Gas Com- pany, said Tuesday much of the gas which Pan-Alberta has un- der contract was not thought to exist until much higher field prices made its development profitable. GENERAL PRESENTS 1THE Ei Weather and road report Civilian government step closer BUENOS AIRES (AP) Ar- gentina moved toward in- stallation of a Chilian govern- ment with a surprising com- promise and increasing vio- lence. A high-ranking government official confirmed reports that the military junta was negotiat- ing with leftist guerrillas for the release of 30 political prisoners, the first such compromise with the guerrillas in the seven years the junta has been in power. He said tentative plans call for the imprisoned guerrillas to be flown to asylum in Chile in exchange for the release of a retired admiral and an army in- telligence officer who were kid- SUNRISE THUR5DAY SUNSET H L Pre. Lethbridgo........78 48 Pincner Creek .72 46 Medicine Hat.....75 46 Edmonton .73 43 Grande Prairie 63 43 Banff ..........64 40 Calgary..........72 43 Victoria.........59 51 .06 Penticton .......72 54 Prince George .57 37 .14 Kamloops........72 53 Vancouver.......60 52 .09 Saskatoon......59 37 .01 Regina 54 43 .46 Winnipeg........65 47 .13 Toronto..........69 42 Ottawa..........66 43 Montreal.........63 45 St. John's........42 HOTEL TAVERN TONIGHT THRU SATURDAY 'DOWNTOWN' DINE AND DANCE IOUNGI TONIGHT thru SATURDAY 'MASON RAIL7 RED COACH LOUNGE TONIGHT thru SATURDAY "GEORGE RENAUD" CORNER 4th AVE. and 7th ST. S. PHONE 327-3191 HOTEL lie and other political leaders j napped last month, agreed that despite Royal Navy In preparation for the in- protection, the British trawler- are in a worse situation than before because fishing in a tight group will make their catch much smaller. auguration Friday of President- elect Hector Campora, the junta also lifted the state of siege that has been in force for four years. Halifax ......47 Charlottetown ..49 .93 Fredericton 52 Chicago ........72 53 New York........76 58 Miami........83 75 Los Angeles.......71 57 Las Vegas.......92 66 Phoenix..........97 66 Rome...........81 50 Paris ...........70 52 London..........68 54 Berlin ........66 52 j Amsterdam .....68 48 I Moscow.........68 54 Stockholm......68 54 Tokyo...........57 52 .49 i .26, .29 Prison guards to face US, dollar {suspension on escapes FORECAST: Lcthbridge Medicine Hat Sunny today and Thurs- day. Winds today W20 gusling to 40 near the Crowsnest Pass. Highs both days 70-75, Lows 40-45. Calgary Sunny today. Highs near 65. Lows near 40. Mainly sunny Thursday. Highs near 70. Columbia Kootenay Today sunny periods in Kootenay east area otherwise cloudy. Occa- sional light rain beginning in the Columbia area this evening and spreading into the Kooten- ays tonight. Thursday cloudy with a few sunny periods. Af- ternoon showers. Highs both days near 70 in the Kooten- ays and upper sixties in t h e Columbia area. Lows tonight near 40. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy and warm today and Thursday. Widely scattered showers mostly over western mountains Thursday. Highs both days 70 to 80. Lows tonight 40 to 50. West of Continental Divide Partly cloudy and warm today with a few showers over the mountains. Cloudy with widely scattered showers tonight and Thursday. A little cooler Thurs- day. Highs today 70 to 80. Lows tonight 40s. Highs Thursday 65 to 75. continues to rally LONDON (AP) The United j States dollar rallied in early trading in Europe today for the second day to a row. Gold inched back up toward record highs. Dealers cautioned that trad- ing volume was light and some price swings were erratic, with the markets nervous about how the Watergate scandal would af- fect confidence in the dollar. The U.S. currency sank to record lows in Europe Monday. The dollar improved margi- nally in Frankfurt, Paris and London in early trading today, extending the recovery evident in late trading on Tuesday. The dollar, however, lost ground slightly in Zurich. In London, the dollar fluc- tuated against the pound in a highly volatile range between and The wide spread indicated continued uncertainty, dealers saifl. OTTAWA f C P Penitentiary guards will be sus- pended if a prisoner escapes while in their custody during temporary leave, Solicitor-Gen- eral Wan-en Allmand said Tues- day. have issued instructions that there be no more tem- porary absences with escort un- less the escort understands the prisoner is not to be oui of sight during any time he is under es- he told Eldon Woolliams North) in a Com- mons exchange. The penitentiaries service, embarrassed recently by an epidemic of escapes, has tight- ened up on temporary absences for prisoners, a spokesman lor Mr. Allmand's office confirmed later. In the Commons, the solicitor- general mentioned that several escapes occurred when prison- ers visiting parents and hospi- tals were allowed out of sight of their guards. The spokesman in the minis- ter's office, replying to a re- porter's question, said it would be true to say that leaves have been tightened. But he couldn't give figures to show how this was done The servicR is still its policy of allowing prisoners unescorted leave after one or more trips with an escort had shown they apparently would be trusted. Mr. Allmand's spokesman said up to now it lias been dis- cretionary whether a man, say, visiting his family, was to be under the eyes of an escort at all times. Violence ends BELFAST (Reuter) North- ern Ireland's second city of Londonderry was reported get- j ting back to normal today after rioting broke out Tuesday night following the death of a man apparently struck by an army rubber bullet. Buses and cars were hijacked and set on fire in protest and troops came under gunfire. Bar- ricades went up in the former "no-go" areas of Bogside and Creggan, and troops who tried to remove them were stoned by residents. Today, however, an army spokesman said the barricades were being removed. He de- scribed the city as "very quiet." WILLIAMSON 15 BALE STOOKER Unloads a Weather Tight 15 Bale Stock by Stepping On Trip Latch. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Lethbridge district are bare and in good driving condition. Widening of one mile section Highway No. 3 east of Fort Macleod is in progress. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, bare and in good driv- ing condition. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Aden 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Carway 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Chief Mountain J a.m. to 6 p.m.; Coutts 24 hours; Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Kingsgatp 24 hours; Porthill Rykcrts 8 a.m. lo midnight; Wild Horse 8 a m. fo 5 p.m. Logan Pass closed Open June 1. ;