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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Best fuel bar found at Calgary Highest oil and gas prices In country to soar even higher Staff Writer f People in regions east of the Ottawa expecting price increases for gasoline and fuel oil since suppliers for eastern Canada hiked crude oil probably won't find much consolation in knowing they're already paying the highest prices in the country for those products. A cross-Canada survey by The Canadian Press snows Newfoundland motorists pay 66.9 cents a gallon for regular grade the highest in the country. Prices decrease as the view moves westward. Canadians should know more today about what the government plans to do about ag gasoline aid fuel nrtcea a Energy Minister Donald Macdonakt presents a com- prehensive eUttfjr statement ui Ottawa. the reft of wider. Cattfb to grow Mr. MacdoiftM said the statement would cover the full range of energy subjects rais- ed crude oUprice increases imposed recently by Venezuela and the Middle East eastern Canada's major oil suppliers. The statement follows a September decision by the government to ask oil com- panies to voluntarily freeze prices. The minister has said the government would be reluctant to allow the price differential between regions east of the Ottawa Valley and An Increase in gasoline and beating oil prioM of about sii cents a gallon far eastern re- gions is eipected to be an- nounced as part of the ment move. Such u increase would raise gas prices 72.9 cents a gallon for regular gasoline in Newfoundland and 76.9 for premium grades. And fuel oil in also one of the highest prices in the might go to 37.9 cents from 31.9. The lowest price for gas- oline appears to be 42.9 cents a gallon for regular grade at discount stations in Calgary. Fuel oil prices in Alberta also appeal to be the lowest in the fluctuating between 11.2 and 23.7 cents a gallon from various dealers. Across Canada the situation looks like NEWFOUNDLAND In St. regular gas- oline is 819 cents a gallon and premium 70.S. Fuel oil is 31.9 cents a and unlike a lot of there has been no change in the current prices in the last six months. QUEBEC Tn Montreal regular gas- oline varies in price from about 56.9 to 60.9 cents a up about four cents a gallon from a month ago. Premium gasoline costs 61.9 to 65.9 cents a gallon. But dis- count gasoline outlets are charging 13.9 cents for regular and tt.9 for premium. Fuel oil is 28.4 cents a up from the 26 cents charged about sly months ago. The average price for regular gasoline 19 Quebec City is 98.9 compared to 54.9 six months ago. Premium gasoline is 63.9 up four cents a gallon in the last six months. Fuel oil prices have risen to 28.9 cents a gallon from 24.9. ONTARIO Toronto's regular gasoline prices range from about 54.9 cents a gallon to 56.9 with prices in other cities varying from 58.9 to 61.9 cents a gallon in 52.9 to 59 cents in Ki -gt ton and 52.9 to M.9 in Ot- tawa. Premium gasoline in Toronto is 62 cents a gallon in some stations with Windsor residents paying up to 66.9 cents a gallop. Discount outlets in the vari- ous cities have prices as low as 51.9 cents in London and 48.9 in Toronto. Prices have risen about five cents a gallon in most places in the last six months. Fuel oil prices vary from 26.9 cents a gallon in London to 28.8 cents in Ottawa and 28.9 cents in Sault Ste. Marie. SASKATCHEWAN In regular gasoline sells for 51.5 cents and pre- mium both up 3.5 cents a gallon from six months sgo. Fuel oil is 24.5 cents a up from 23 cents six months ago. Says a gasoline company seem to have stabilized in the Ust four to six ALBERTA Most stations in Calgary sell regular gasoline for 53.9 cents a gallon and premium at 58.9 cents. But at some discount stations the range goes to 42.9 cents for regular and up to 63.9 rents for premium at some 24-hour stations in prime areas. Prices have risen two to three cents a gallon in the last six months. Gasoline in Edmonton goes for 53.7-54.9 cents for regular and 58.7-59.9 cents for increased about three cents a gallon in the Ust six months. Some independent stations sell gasoline for 45.9- 47.9 cents for regular and 90.9- 53.9 for premium. Fuel oil goes at an average 26.5 cents a gallon in Calgary and 24.6-29.2 cents in up three to four cents in the Ust six months. BRITISH COLUMBIA In the Vancouver regular gasoline ranges from 55.4-55.9 cents a gallon and premium 59.9 to 61. A few dis- count outlets sell for about four cents a gallon less. All prices are up two cents a gallon from six months ago. Fuel oil is 26 8 cents a up cents a gallon from six months ago. The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXVI 272 NOVEMBER 1. 1973 32 Pages 10 Cents Friendship president quits post The president of the Native Friendship Society of Southern Alberta has resigned. Rose Yellow Feet tendered her resignation Wednesday after almost a year of in- fighting among board members. In her letter of Mrs Yellow Feet said she could not work with the pre- sent board of directors of the Lethbridge Friendship Centre Her resignation will be dis- cussed at a special board meeting Nov. which will also deal with the tendered resignation of the centre's ex- ecutive' Corey Foster. Foreign control favored ED-MONTON Foreign investment in northern mining ventures should not be severely cur- says Donald Macdo- federal minister of energy and resources. In remarks prepared for a northern development confer- Mr. Macdonald I wish to see sub- stantial domestic control of our northern it would be in my in this high-cost area to severely curtail 'foreign investment He also said there is an op- portunity for government participation in potentially viable northern deyel- preferably as joint efforts with industry. Mr. Macdonald did not at- .end the conference. His were read by Gordon an assistant deputy ninister. Social and economic levelopment must proceed simultaneously if northern are to Mr. tfacdonald said. And the ragile ecological balance nust be maintained. demands for enviren- nental and land use ihould not be extreme and un- but there could very veil be cases where this need o accept environmental costs kill a marginal pro- he said. Keeping in contact Two United Nations peace-keeping troopers from Suez City as Egyptian soldiers watch in the back- Finland speak with their headquarters by radio in ground. New Watergate A-G expected to be appointed today WASHINGTON President Nixoq summoned top congressional leaders and acting Attorney-General LEON Inside 'As soon M you destroy first oil volt nport to Classified..........26 Comics............24 5 District........ 21 Family........ 23 Local News..... Markets...........25 Sports 14-16 Theatres........... 7 TV................ 6 Weather........... 3 Youth.............30 LOW TONIGHT HIGH FRI. CLOUDY. Robert Bork to a White House meeting setting the stage for an announcement of the selection of Senator William Saxbe as attorney general and Leon Jaworski as Watergate special prose- cutor. Vice president designate Gerald Saxbe and Republican National Chairman George Bush joined 13 Republican House and Senate leaders in the Cabinet Room meeting with Nixon. a conservative said from his home in Houston that there would be an announcement today is nothing final about nothing he said. Sources said Wednesday night the Nixon administra- tion settled on Jaworski and and would make the announcements today. a Republican and former Ohio had said earlier in the day he was he will be nominated. Saxbe told reporters he was satisfied president has acted honorably in the situ- ations that have risen since Botlr selections face an un- certain reception in Congress. The nominee for attorney- general must be confirmed by the Senate. In Congress is considering proposals to set up a court- appointed Watergate prosecutor not subject to fir- ing by Nixon. Archibald Cox was fired Oct. 20 as special Watergate prosecutor for refusing to drop his court battle for white House tape recordings on resigned as attorney-general the same day rather than carry out Nixon's order to fire Cox. Jaworski said Wednesday night that the matter of becoming the new Watergate prosecutor had been put to him in the light of patriotic and he said he would accept it in that spirit. When asked what role he thought the special prosecutor should Jaworski said he sees the role as one that must have complete independence. Saxbe said he believes Nix- on went too far in to release tapes of presidential conversations dealing with the case Ford would 'conciliate' for Congress and Nixon WASHINGTON Vice president designate Gerald offered himself today as a conciliator between the White House and Congress as hearings opened on his nomination for the nation's se- cond highest executive job In testimony for the start of his confirmation hearings by the Senate rules the 60-year-old Michigan congressman said he had supplied complete personal and political financial records because the great impor- tance of the present inquiry. am not a and I'm sure I have dor c things I might have done or differently or not at the House GOP leader added have also left undone things that I should have Missing tapes draw wrath from senators WASHINGTON -The White House says no tape recordings were made of two presidential conversations considered essential to the it will bring witnessegito court to prove it. The tapes never President Nixon's lawyer said Wednesday in the latest of a three-month series mg developments in the con- troversies over the recor- dings. Raymond a Secret Service technician who installed and' serviced the automatic recording equip- ment in the president's of- was scheduled to testify along with his boss and his assistant today before U.S. District Judge John Sirica. Through all the court high-level and eventual agreement by the president to comply with court the existence of nine tapes sought by Watergate investigators was never questioned. Gerald deputy White House-press said Nixon 'had been unaware until last weekend that specific conversations of June and April were not recorded. Fred the presi- dent's told Sirica Wednesday a four-minute con- versation on June 20 between Nixon and former attorney general John Mitchell was on a telephone not connected to recorders. Warren said the president had never asked to listen per- sonally to the two tapes in question. The disclosure brought quick reaction from senators of both parties. of this Presi- dent Nixon has the clear burden of satisfying the people that speaking the James Buckley Rep. he fails in then we are faced with a political crisis of the most profoundly disturbing Republican Mark Hatfield of Oregon said the revelation. that very tapes that have been fought over to the brink of a constitutional confron- don't exist escalates the problem of this admin- istration's credibility Senator Hubert Humphrey called it incredible and the president and his counsel must have known the situation on these tapes during all of the discussions with the .court and with the Senate Committee The public is fed '5jip with this soi t of Senator Edward Kennedy said. find it Archibald ousted as special prosecutor for re- jecting a presidential com- promise otfer concerning the said he believes the White House representatives he dealt with knew nothing about the condition of the tapes News controls shown in memo WASHINGTON Senator Lowell P. Weicker has revealed a White House memorandum Syncrude tax ruling this month EDMONTON The federal government is to decide by Nov. 16 whether Syncrude Canada Ltd will be able to deduct royalties from its federal income tax after 1976 says Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely. Royalties based on income currently are deductible as a business said Mr. who has just returned from two days of meetings with John federal financie minister. But the federal government ruled in 1971 that after 1976 royalties based on income would no longer be allowed as deductions for federal tax pur- ooses. it isn't clear whether planning a million crude oil extraction plant at the Athabasca Oil Sands in northeastern Alber- will be allowed to deduct its said Mr. Miniely. If the 1976 restrictions apply to alternative royalty arrangements would have to be explored by both levels of government. suggesting that three govern- ment regulatory agencies be used to stop what the Nixon administration considers un- fair treatment by the news media. The Connecticut Republican said the written by Jeb recommended that the Inter- nal Revenue justice department anti-trust division and the Federal Com- munications Commission be used as a way to control the news media. The White House had no im- mediate comment on the development. Magruder's James declined to com- ment on the memorandum. The dated Oct. 1969r was titled The Shotgun Versus the and was intended for White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman. Seen and hoard About town WAITRESS Mary Schmidt claiming she is still a grdwing girl but now she is growing sidewards University of Lethbridge professor Ed Webking saying he hadn't wanted to use a podium while addressing a chamber of commerce direc- tors' but he was overcome by his teaching ex- perience. Grain export drops 68 million bushels By RIC SWIHART HeraM Staff Writer Canada's export grain totals for the first three months of the 1973 crop year are down 68 million bushels and tran- sportation officials hold little hope the deficit will be nude up. CP Rail spokesman Fred Draper of Calgary said the rail companies have been playing ever since the prolonged rail strike this don't know if they will ever catch up to they wanted to meet this crop he said. Adding to the problem this year is a longer snipping cycle for grain cars hauling to Van- said Mr. Draper. There are two primary shipping cycles used by CP Rail from Thunder Bay to dipping into Alberta and and from Vancouver through Alberta into Saskatchewan and back. extended the western cycle to include more of Saskatchewan so more high protein grain can be moved to Vancouver for ex- port. This is prolonging the grain car movement limiting slightly the amount of grain which can be hauled from the west to Vancouver. Through the first three months of the crop year 1973 to July only 48.8 million bushels were mov- ed into export compared with When the strike was CP Rail officials indicated it would take two to three months to get back to he said. Mr. Draper said CP Rail has been using unit grain trains about 85 per cent of the time to increase the grain movement. When new hopper cars are 85 cars are hauled at one time. When nor- mal boxcars are 85 make up a train. He said the domestic move- strain on grain movement. mills are working like he said. were 187 orders for rail cars last With the large number of grain cars used to haul grain within there are fewer can available to move grain to export positions. CP Rail haute grain only to Vancouver and Thunder Bay. Canadian National Railways haul to both major export ter- minals and also to Prince ;