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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Montana power plan opposed Mont. Plans to seed clouds in the Flathead River drainage area and thereby increase produc- tion of electricity in the power-hungry United States Pacific northwest drew predictable opposition from wildlife and conservation groups at a marathon public hearing here. the project proposed by the Bonneville Power Administration drew support from local people concerned about jobs at the nearby Anaconda Aluminum Co. plant. The lasting until early was called by the Montana State Department of Natural Resources. The Mon- tana Resources Board is to decide Nov. 20 whether to grant the BPA authority to conduct the weather- modification program. INCREASE SNOWPACK The project is designed to increase snowpack by 10 per cent in the Hungry Horse reservoir basin this winter. Ronald BPA dis- trict manager in said calculations indicate the project could increase the agency's electrical generation by 220 million kilowatts. That he could carry the total load of the Anaconda Aluminum Co. plant for 32 days or provide the annual power used by typical homes in the Pacific northwest. The cloud-seeding target area covers more than a million acres and includes a large portion of the Bob Marshall wilderness area and part of Glacier National Park. Opposition groups contend- ed principally that increased snowfall would harm wildlife populations. Drought conditions in the Pacific northwest during the past year are blamed for a major shortage of electrical energy. Green Island White ft even sounds refreshing. GREEN ISLAND WHITE RUM BLANC A blend of the finest Canadian and Imported While Rums Melange de rhums blancs canadiens el de la meilletire qualite '710 ml AI.C VOI INTFRNA1 IONAI IHSTII I ERS Oh CANADA I Al BKRTA Now available throughout Alberta. Filibuster may be necessary EDMONTON Grant leader of the provin- cial New Democratic said yesterday an opposition filibuster may have to be un- dertaken during the December legislative sitting if Premier Peter Lougheed refuses to provide MLAs with details of energy policies. Mr. Notley was responding in an interview to a statement in the legislature Tuesday by Mr. Lougheed. The premier said legislative approval will be sought for a new royalties framework for gas and oil during energy week debate in December. But MLAs will not be given oil and gas royalty schedules. Energy policy is too fun- damental to Alberta to be handled in this said Mr. adding that the public is becoming apprehensive about abuses of executive power. If the government had pur- sued energy matters cor- Alberta could have had a commitment from Ottawa by now to have the federal government's export tax on crude oil returned to the provincial treasury Mr. Notley will visit 23 Alberta communities during November to speak about the province's energy situation HELP NEEDED TORONTO So many private firms are taking the City of Toronto to court that outside legal help is being brought in to help the city han- dle the extra work. In the last six developers alone have started 20 court hearings to try to get demolition per- withheld on council in- structions. King of the road Super-plodder Bob McGuiness swings on to Vancouver's Locarno Beach to complete trudge from Halifax behind two-wheel cart. of started from east coast May 15 with 160-pound cart. Sovereignty rejected for Wales By ALAN HARVEY LONDON A royal commission today proposed greater home rule for the three regions which make up Great Bri- England Here comes October. The busiest sports month of all. There's the World Series. There's a new hockey season. There's Canadian and American football. What a But how's an armchair coach to see all the action of all the games and still have money left for pop and Easy. All you need is an economical solid-state black and white portable television set by Zenith. It will take you from ball park to arena to stadium and show you the exciting plays of every game evrn better than if vou were there. Year after year. Here's today's sport 20-inch solid-state black and u hite portables from Zenith. Illustrated from left to THE NEVADA The bold new look in portable TV...a masterpiece in modern design. Features include solid-state instant picture and sound and lighted chan- nel numbers. THE LAREDO Designed with today's decorator including recessed base. In a choice of beige or light green. Complete with solid-state chassis and instant picture and sound. THE PALOMAR Kashmir Walnut grained color cabinet with lOO'r solid-state chassis plus solid-state custom video range VHP tuning system and synchromatic 70-position UHF chan- nel selector. Hi Sport Here's Zenith black and white to bring you all the games. SOLID STATE BLACK m At y.t-iuth. tin- in tin- ntiinf fluff- on9 Smuilatecl TV pictUKrs. and was divided about what form it should take. The 13-member com- headed by Lord rejected the case for granting complete sovereignty to an in- dependent Scotland and Wales on grounds that the majority simply did not want it. It also rejected a federal constitution for the United Kingdom. This would have in- volved partial surrender of parliamentary sovereignty. The commission stuaiea devolution of power for 4Vz years. The report has been eagerly awaited by nationalists in Scotland and and who say itjwill be. a lively issue at the general election due''by 1975 Gwynfor president of Plaid the Welsh na- tionalist told cheering supporters at a meeting in Wales this week that the com- mission's report would mark the beginning of the most crucial week in the party's greatest oppor- tunity we have ever had to de- fend the life of The commission was set up in to counter a feeling that government was remote and unresponsive to the needs of the people of Scotland and Wales. At one Scottish nation- alists made considerable headway and appeared likely to become a significant force in British politics. The report said dissatisfac- tion in Scotland is largely bas- ed on economic con- siderations. In discon- tent is linked with a desire to preserve the Welsh language and culture. Eleven members signed the report. The other two members produced a minority report calling for a wider interpretation of the com- mission's terms of reference. Of the 11 who signed the re- a majority favored.a plan of which wciuld transfer to elected Scottish and Welsh assemblies powers ovpr local town and country education and other services. Political observers expect that Britain's main parties may be slow to act on the recommendations for decentralization. Evans has said the Labor party in particular would strongly oppose devolution. Largest peace force ever mounted in Canada SMITH'S T.V.I ft APPLIANCES LTD. UlMMNfltf. AITA. SMITH'S COLOR T.V. APPLIANCES RADIO T.V. CENTRE nmm-mi Rors J T.V. CENTRE I 22IMMIItT.il. I NIK ALTA. I THORNTON AND SONS FURNITURE STORE FMTMAOEM. CLAIKIHQUII MTl BAKER'S APPLIANCE LTD. 112 Minus. ttt-iiTi. m-im OTTAWA If Canada's contingent on the new United Nations peacekeeping force in the Middle East reaches of- ficers and max- imum cited by Defence Minister James Richard- will be the largest peace force ever mounted by Ottawa. Canadians on the last United Nations Emergency between 1956 and numbered at peak a defence depart- ment spokesman said here. Only the Korean which involved full-scale war under the UN surpassed the suggested total of Cana- dians on the new UNEF. That war occupied Canadians of all ranks between 1950 and 1954. There are still one Canadian officer and one non-commis- sioned officer serving in Korea under the UN. Other existing UN operations with Canadians UN Military Observer started in has 17 Canadians in the contested Kashmir border region between the two countries. Canadian strength peaked at 19 in 1965-66. UN Truce Super- visory Organization started in but Canadians entered in 1954. They numbered and continue to patrol the Syria- Israel ceasefire line. UN Force in Cyprus was dispatched in 1964. Max- Among now-ended UN oper- the 196044 peacekeep- ing mission in the Congo was the with a maximum 316 Canadians taking pan. Perhaps the most clearly successful of past operations was the 196546 UN India- Pakistan Observer Mission in which 112 helped and establish a ceasefire. The 1958-59 UN Observer Group in Lebanon included 77 Canadians helping to control civil strife that had threaten- ed a U.S -Soviet confron- tation. A UN mission including 13 Canadians helped keep order in West New Guinea in 1962- 63.. And 36 Canadians were on the UN Observer Mission in .Yemen to oversee settlement of a border dispute in 1963-64. Outside the Canadians have also served on Inter- national control commissions in Laos and Cam- bodia. From a peak of 100 of- ficers and NCOs in Vietnam and Canada now has only one officer in Laos. The ICCs of Cambodia and Vietnam are defunct. New home program available EDMONTON Lower-income families can receive federal assistance in buying a home under Central Mortgage and Housing Corp.'s assisted home ownership says W. C. CMHC officer. He told a meeting of the Ed- monton Real Estate Board the program is designed to help families earning to with at least one depen- dent own a home. Assistance is provided on a graduated scale of adjusted family he said. The CMHC loan is 95 per cent of lending value and re- quires a minimum down pay- ment of five per cent of lending value. The down pay- ment may be made in a provincial grant or any combination of ;