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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Escape story Paul Leo Bruneau tells a Vancouver coroner's jury of his escape from the Commercial Hotel fire which killed five men Oct. 21. Mr. Bruneau climbed out a window and clung to the window. I was at the point of jumping to my death rather than roast to death when firemen got there and told me to hold Canada presses for closer ttes By JOHN HAY OTTAWA Sir Christopher the European Economic Com- munity's commissioner for external arrives to- day as the government renews its pressure for closer ties with Europe. Sir Christopher will meet External Affairs Minister Mitchell lunch with Prime Minister Trudeau hold talks with other cabinet ministers and address a conference on European relations sponsored by the .Canadian Institute of In- ternational Affairs External depart- ment officials said Wednesday that his fourth high- level meeting with the EEC since Canada's place as a trading partner distinct from the United States. Expanded relations with Europe and and reduc- ed vulnerability to the United has become a leading foreign policy goal in Ottawa. The officials said they are looking forward to future es- tablishment of a joint ministerial committee with the like those now ex- isting with the United Mexico and France. But they add that such a de- velopment is still and that Mr. Sharp will likely not broach that proposal today. the government is taking some satisfaction that consultations with the EEC has become a in- feature. DIPLOMATS REBUFFED Mr. Sharp and his diplomats tried last year to reach agree- ment with the EEC on regular but were rebuffed. They settled for ap- pointment of a Canadian am- James to EEC headquarters in Brussels. The ministers are also ex- pected to discuss the new round of world trade talks un- der the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the impact on Canada of Britain's entry into the EEC last Jan. 1. Sir Christopher is bringing with him 14 officials in various fields from EEC head- who will meet their Canadian counterparts on such issues as agriculture and the en- vironment. Maintaining the EEC's go- slow attitude toward formal links with Mr. Sharp has attributed to dis- agreement among EEC Christopher told The Canadian Press last week that the issue be looked at in a relaxed With Denmark and Ireland in the EEC for only 10 don't want too much of a But Canadian diplomats spoke Wednesday of a possible declaration on economic relations between Canada and the community. That might coincide with a similar declaration now under negotiation between the EEC and Washington. One official that such a declaration an idea whose time has not yet although it had been suggested informally by several EEC members. He said Ottawa is not taking an active part in U.S.-EEC PROMPTED BY U.S. Secretary of state Henry Kissinger's call last April for new Atlantic EEC foreign ministers re- sponded with a counter proposal in and both suggestions now are un- der study. Another declaration between the United States and the community is also a possibility. And Canada is along with other a declaration including both security and economic provisions within the official said. HALLOWEEN KIDS WERE IN DANGER VANCOUVER The thousands of ghosts and other Halloween charac- ters tricking or treating from door to door in communities across Canada Wednesday night were doubtless unaware that they were doing so under a dark moon. For their peace of and that of their it was probably just as well. Sion a prominent Vancouver says the period of a dark moon is the time when the wars going on in reach their peak. And he if no time for mere mortals to be out and about. Mr. head of a coven of 13 warlocks and witches based in Vancouver's Gas- town says it is a war hi which hexes and demonic curses fly back and forth in an exchange much more deadly than bullets. BARRAGE FIERCE This says Mr. All-hallows most sacred ubbath of falls under a dark which means the unseen occult bar- rage Wednesday night was is no time to be he reported in an interview at his coven's where four tall candles within the witches' mystic circle threw his shadow up on the curtained walls. It may have been a particu- larly dangerous time to be out for the youngsters trick-or- treating throughout the Brit- ish Columbia lower mainland where about five or six cov- ens iiave a total estimated membership of 200 witches. says Mr. the practitioners of occult scien- ces in the area are jockeying for advantage in an unseen power struggle. Mr. Davies-who says he and his coven would heal and help instead of putting hexes on them-ex- presses concern at the way satanism is taking over the oc- cult in the United States and fears it may spread to Canada. are thousands and thousands of satanista he adding that an esti- mated persons belong to the Church of based in San Francisco. Can- Health care chairman to retire EDMONTON The request for early re'Jrenwot submitted by chairman of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Com- was accepted Wednesday by Helen solicitor- general for Alberta. The retirement will be effective Nov. 1. Mr. Falconer recently was appointed chairman of the Ed- monton public school board. During the past 25 he has served the provincial government an assistant chief industries and a director of the Alberta Commercial Corpora- tion and the Opportunity a deputy chairman of the Liquor Control Board and a member of the Hospital Ser- vices Commission. Bruce chief deputy health and social will be ap- pointed chairman of AHCIC. He will continue his duties as chief deputy. li IWfl TUB UU Elevator system overhaul urged RED DEER Toe Alberta Grain Commission Wednesday urged the Cana- dian Grain Commission to give existing elevator tariffs on the handling and storage of grains a major overhaul. The Alberta Grain Com- a division of the provincial agriculture said grain elevator companies have been raking in large profits for decades at the expense of grain producers and spending the profits on non-grain ac- tivities. The provincial agency presented a brief to the first series of public hearings ever held by the Canadian Grain Commission. The which began in Winnipeg and are into applications by grain elevator companies for increases in terminal elevator tariffs. The Alberta commission recommended that no tariff adjustments be permitted un- til the federal commission is given detailed accounts by the elevator companies to sub- stantiate the increase and to determine that all items charged as elevator cost are necessary costs of handling grain. ELUUNA' LTE CHARGES The Alberta brief said current storage charges in country elevators about one cent a bushel per month should be eliminated on grains marketed through the Cana- dian Wheat and barley. The storage charge imposed at country points was describ- ed as a disincentive to sell grain and a of income for elevator companies which was never intended to be abus- ed to the detriment of western grain The brief said the tariff together with revenues elevators receive for selling weed course and chaff cleaned from farmers' take advantage of an outdated marketing structure to exploit the fanner. exploitation becomes more believable when it is pointed out how you Canadian Grain and your the Board of Grain Com- have been used by elevator companies as a vehi- cle for deducting from grain producers' income con- siderable turns of money for projects many of which are of a social or perhaps political OTHER INTERESTS The brief said projects financed by grain but not related directly to elevator fertilizer manufac- warehousing and dis- seed grass-seed feed publishing and research not related to farm investment in subsidiary park- ing tourist bureaus and travel accident in- surance and youth camps. It Mid the Canadian Grain Commiaslon should establish a separate tariff structure for elevators handling grains not marketed the wheat board. THREE AWARDS WON MONTREAL The National Film Board of Canada has announced that all three NFB films entered in the San Francisco Film Festival won awards. The films were Here is Canada and Air. GENIESH The first day at a white-run boarding school for Indians and Eskimos at Fort was quite an experience for a seven-year- old girl. Janet Wills recounts what it was like In an excerpt from her An Indian Girl- hood This Saturday. IN YOUR LETHMNE HERALD WEEKEND MA8AZINE This Weekend Only Nickel is back. per bottle It's at The PoP And it's easy to get. Just drive up. Park free. Come in. At the door you'll see our carts. Put a big red case on one. stroll around choosing from 15 different Nickel PoP flavors plus Diet Drinks. Load up with your favorites. and match all you want. case of 24 big 10 ounce returnables only plus deposit. That's a bottle.Or for an even better bargain get 12 family size 30. ounce returnables plus It's convenient and the best way let lots of high great tasting inks without paying lots. Nickel PoP. It's at The PoP Shoppe. PoP out and get some. ThePoJP Shoppej Real soft drinks without the real hard price. C 1973 POP SHOPPES OF CANADA LIMITED NICKEL POP ON SALE NOVEMBER 4 The Pop Shoppe 1415 Mayor Magrath Drive Lethbrldge Phone 9 p.m. Friday a.m. p.m. Saturday Noon 6 p.nv Sunday CLOSED MONDAY ;