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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Signing of pact silences Golan Heights guns Missed that one Conservative leader Robert Stanfield grimaces as he drops a football while in North Thursday. Mr.Stanfield took some time out to throw the ball around before continuing on to Saskatoon. Anti-Irish tirade irks British MP By KEVIN DOYLE LONDON A back- bench Labor MP says he will ask the attorney-general to in- stitute legal proceedings igainst a member of the of Lords for a icwspaper article he wrote ibout the Irish. Jock who epresents the London riding f St. Pancras has the upport of several civil berties groups in his call for 3tion against Lord Arran. Stallard wants him to be rosecuted under the Race elations Act. The newspaper article in jestion was published earlier lis week in The Evening tews. In Lord a nember of The News board of said in hate the Irish. I always have hated the Irish. I always will. I loathe and detest the miserable bastards. They are murderous thugs. All of them. There is nothing to choose between north and He went on to that a tidal wave would sweep over that bloodstained Of the Orangemen will win What I was brought up to call the black that vile section of are as ruthless as they are efficient. God help our troops. And may the all of rot in Lord whose peerage is is himself an Englishman. He now says he was simply representing the views of a majority of the British in writing the article. The 63-year-old peer has be- come well known in the past among other spon- soring a bill to protect ground- hogs from his hatred for horses and his dislike of the who he says rarely wash themselves and give off an offensive odor. GENEVA Syria and Israel signed today a pact si- lencing the guns on the Golan Heights front and committing the Middle East to a search for lasting peace. Their military commands reported a half-hour after the signing that the guns that boomed across the bleak and barren front for the last 81 days had fallen silent. A UN spokesman here said all signatures were completed at a.m. EOT after a last- minute delay caused by Syria's apparent reluctance to sign the agreement in the presence of news correspondents. The disengagement accord negotiated by U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger in a 33-day peace mission was signed by the Israeli representatives at a.m. But the Syrians made no immediate move to sign the documents. Lt.-Gen. Ensio Siilasvuo of commander of the UN Emergency Force who chairmed the an- nounced at 15-minute recess. Correspondents were asked to leave the hall of the Palace of the Geneva UN head- quarters. Shortly the prob- lem was cleared up and the pact which Siilasvuo had called aa and courageous toward lasting Mideast peace was signed by the Syrians. Prior to the the Tel Aviv and Damascus commands reported rocket and tank fuels along the Golan front. The Syrian command had reported that positions are under fierce and that tank encounters were taking place about the time the disengagement pact was being signed. The Israeli command called the fighting than but noted that a similar outburst of fighting occurred in the Sinai peninsula just before the Egyptian-Israeli ceasefire was signed last January. Three Israeli soldiers were reported wounded today. Fighting in the last 81 days claimed the lives of 60 Israeli soldiers and civilians. The Syrian casualty toll was not reported. The shooting finally stopped at a.m. the two sides said. On Israeli and Syrian military delegations begin five days of talks on the disengagement timetable and' on precise demarcation lines for thinning out of forces. The troop-separation agreements says all its provisions are to be implemented by June 25. Israel and Syria formally endorsed the pact one day after agreement by the negotiating teams was an- nounced in Jerusalem and Washington. The Syrian en- dorsement came at a 10-hour session of President Hafez As- sad's governing socialist Baath party and Israeli approval on a 76-to-36 vote. The Lethbridae Herald VOL LXVII 143 MAY 1974 10 Cents 32 Pages Alta. Petrosar plant hopes fade rapidly MOUNTIES GET RAISE OTTAWA Regular members of the RCMP will get pay increase of 10.5 per cent retroactive to April 1. the government announced today. The pay which come after negotiations between the RCMP and treasury will raise the pay of senior constables to from Other ranks are to receive similar increases. There will also be improvements in long service pay and in a special clothing allowance. By AL SCARTH Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The Alberta government and Petrosar Ltd. remained at an impasses Thursday on a giant petrochemical plant proposed for Sarnia. Stony-faced officials of the company presented reporters with a short statement after meeting with premier Peter Lougheed for about two hours. They refused all comment other than the statement and virtually stalked out of the aborted press conference. Mr. Lougheed told the legislature later in the day the company controlled by a federal crown corporation would consider suggestions made by the province. But observers said there seemed little hope the project would even partially relocate in Alberta. cancel the project at this stage would not only result in a loss of about million in sunk costs but more importantly the delay in providing primary petrochemicals would cripple hundreds of user plants across the Petrosar Chairman I. C. Rush told the premier. The company said its plans are so far construction of the million plant could begin by July. to the selection of the location and feedstock some two years Petrosar thoroughly considered the possibility of an Alberta location. A naptha cracker in Alberta was ruled out because of the problem of disposal of the large volume of fuel products resulting from processing crude oil. could see markets for the fuel products in but not in the Alberta is fighting the project because it would use 16 per cent of proven Alberta conventional crude barrels a day. The province says the oil should be used to diversify Alberta not supplement the region of Central Canada with the highest wages and greatest concentration of industrial jobs in the nation. It also says there is no room in the market for three world- scale petrochemical plants in Canada. Two are now proposed for.Alberta. Petrosar and Ottawa disagree and the federal government says it is prepared to force the province to provide the oil. was a frank exchange of opinion and we are hopeful that as a result of this meeting there will be a greater understanding and appreciation of each other's problems and officials said in their press Mr. Lougheed told the legislature no concrete results could be reported from the meeting. There could be further discussions after the company provides the province with its feasibility study which rejected an Alberta he said. The premier also said the province re-iterated its stand that the company should not depend on Alberta oil for its plant. He has conceded Ottawa could the plant as it has jurisdiction over oil exports once they leave Alberta. He has not revealed what tactics the province could use to block the plant. Mountain prairie rain As much as inches of snow fell in the mountain region west of Lethbridge Thursday bringing the total snowfall in Blairmore for May to more than 30 inches. Roads off the main highways have been rendered impassable to most vehicles. A trace of snow was re- corded at Beauvais Lake Provincial Park southwest of Pincher Creek. In the rain didn't stop Mildred Cox from finishing her golf with the help of Brad Cox. It did drive a West Highland dog owned by Fred to cover under a park bench at Hen- derson Lake. Federal feed grain policy beyond provincial control Inside WINNIPEG Otto minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat said Thursday the federal government's new feed grain policy will be beyond the reach of amendments or adjustments by provincial feed grain marketing boards. Mr. Lang told a news conference the policy will be under sole jurisdiction of the federal government. The new effective Aug will create an open market for domestic feed grains that would permit buyers from outside the wheat board region to deal directly with producers. He said provincial commissions like the Manitoba Feed Grains Marketing have such as setting minimum prices within provincial boundaries. he the Supreme Court has made it clear that jurisdiction in inter-provincial grain sales and elevator systems belongs with the federal government. However the provincial agencies could add a great deal of confusion to the feed MPs' Jones reaction mixed CALGARY Progresssive Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield's decision to outlaw Mayor Leonard Jones of Moncton as a Conservative candidate is denial of Stan Conservative MP for said Thursday. Mr. Schumacker said in an interview the move was particularly unpalatable to Albertans accustomed to Premier Peter Lougheed's of an open Jack Conservative MP for said in a telephone interview from Alta. he was not in Mr. Stanfield's but that the decision had to be made. Calearv Centre Harvie Andre and His Calgary South Peter both expressed support of Mr. Stanfield's move. Both said it showed the conservative leader's basic honesty and strength. situation if past performances are a he added. Mr. Lang also discussed three other points of the policy a price guarantee for producers who sell feed grains outside the wheat expanded powers for the Canadian Livestock Feed Board to allow it to protect interests of grain buyers outside the wheat board and a million annual federal subsidy for gram storage. Under the price guarantee he a floor price would be set After each 12- month period the number of bushels sold would be divided into the of money received. If the per-bushel price is less than the floor the guarantee payment would make up the difference. The system would operate without regard to what a farmer may have actually sold his product for. The storage subsidy would involve building and maintaining grain storage terminals at strategic points.. Construction and operation of the terminals may involve both the government and private industry. The storage with a capacity of up to 160 million bushels of oats and would provide a stock for the wheat board with which to maintain a steady market. have here an outline of our program.' Classified.....26-30 Comics............24 Comment ......4 District............19 Joan Waterfield 13 Local News Markets...........25 Sports...........14-15 Theatres...........13 Travel............11 TV............... 12 Weather..........3 Workshop..........6 LOW TONIGHT HIGH SAT. MAINLY SUNNY. New tape key link in Watergate New York Times Service The special Watergate prosecutor has obtained a tape recording of an White House meeting that investigators say represents a key link in the cover-up in the Watergate bugging case. The which occurred April involved John D. who was Nixon's chief domestic and John N. head of the president's re-election campaign. Because President Nixon was not involved'in the which was held in Ehrlichman's the tape was not among those subpoenaed by the special Leon Jaworski. Much is already about the general purposes and nature of the conversation. Seen and hoard About town Elizabeth DeArmond suggesting to a friend thai needed to borrow money thrt she pay a visit to Mary Don Perrin singing a song about streakers ;