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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Lethbridge Waterton promised sell-government by Nichol 8 g OTTAWA Self- Jasper and BMff residents Talks also are puma at Mrks committee last national parks and the fact possibility because the consumers meek lot9 By AL SCARTH g Herald Staff Writer Lethbridge consumers are a meek lot who don't stand up for their rights and suffer for say two local con- sumer watchers. moving in see that persons who have lived here all their lives don't complain about rotten goods or rotten says Francis a former member of the national board of the Consumers' Association of S Canada. ijij S in Lethbridge is just exorbitant in comparison g to what you're but people won't do g 5 adds Marilyn provincial home economist for the Lethbridge district. Z The city once had an active consumers' association 5 jS that withered from says Mrs. Schultz. At a second meeting organized by an Opportunities For Youth group S last summer to revive interest only two people showed I g can be pretty obnoxious here g she convince you that you have no rights. Si 6 Because Lethbridge is off the beaten there are few inspections federal to control them from that Despite their city consumers do ac- count for an inordinate number of complaints to the federal consumer affairs offices in Edmonton and g g. she says. g. g. are far more complaints from Lethbridge g- 8 because of the lack of inspectors from weights and jij. measures down g Miss Tatem suggests that many dairy cases in the g. city are with resultant increased risks of g spoilage from too-high temperatures. should the g. consumer buy a Grade A egg that has deteriorated to 3 Grade she asks. g. I Two inspectors f g. any inspectors operating here at they ijij run a very high chance of not getting caught. The of- iji. ficials have to have first-hand says Mrs. g Schultz. And there is little chance of that with complaints g taking about a month to get into the proper official's g g hands. jiji g But Dr. A. A. Lethbridge medical officer of says two city inspectors are constantly checking the temperatures of storage cases on all food premises jij Ji in the city. They also see that goods are rotated. If stores jij slipped it was by accident. g people are a bit you have to check up on 8 them. But no reputable store wants something coming ijij back on such as food he says. 8 Dr. Byrne concedes that the inspectors are not con- g. cerned with such matters as the grades or prices marked Si g. on food but primarily with storage g arrangements and freshness. g. g Miss Tatem labels the difference in prices between g g. some convenience stores and stores operating regular 8 iji hours as She says she expects to pay more g at a convenience store but that some small operators stay g open the same long hours and charge only a few cents g more than the lower-priced big establishments. g The two price watchers emphatically claim there is a 8 desperate need for consumer education in the schools. is only a token effort made in the home g. economics says Mrs. Schultz in an interview. g g. am convinced they only deal with the nice things the g g contracts. And the dirty things that can they -S don't g are afraid to talk about like it is im- 8 says Miss Tatem. have no idea about the g. g. bad the facts of life and I don't mean sex g S education. I think they need this a lot g B She says that young women are particularly easy vie- 8 jiji tims for door-to-door pots and pans salesmen and that she g has personally experienced one such sales pitch that near- g ly had her convinced to spend hundreds of dollars. .jij 3 your home economist can't what chance have g. ij she laughs. g I Can change mind g. She emphasizes that consumers have the legal right g to four days to change their mind if they are sold 'g g something outside of the place of g. g Some salesmen only approach immigrants to 8 Lethbridge and speak their native language. The im- 8 migrant is not familiar with Canadian laws and soon dis- jij g. covers that his friendly countryman cheated him. x Asking a salesman to produce a city licence won't protect iji S the consumer from high pressure but it provides some 8 assurance because the applicant has been checked out by iv g the Lethbridge police. g Si With Christmas approaching and the big sells in- g g. Miss Tatem's office is receiving more com- g g plaints from both rural and urban consumers. Mrs. g g Schultz gives thanks to the department of agriculture for g 8 its district home economist programs. of those jiji you will find rural women are better informed g city women. Si the real need is proper consumer education in g ijij the schools. Otherwise you're always operating a 8 rearguard action and you will never catch g 'Chile endured political binge9 OTTAWA In a con- fidential cable to Ottawa Sept. Canada's ambassador to Chile wrote that the country had been a political before the elected government of Presi- dent Salvador Allende was overthrown by the military. Ambassador Andrew Ross said in the message to the ex- ternal affairs department that the junta had the probably thankless of sobering Chile up. Tne remarks are contained in a series of diplomatic sent between the bassador before and after the Sept. 11 coup d'etat that resulted in Allende's death. Copies of the dispatches were obtained by MP John Hartley Scar- borough who has urged the recall of Mr. Ross. The government granted recognition to the regime in Chile Sept. 29. In the 24 most recent in Mr. Hartley's- collection-Mr. Ross said the junta was increasing its control over the methods which are to OTTAWA Self- government for permanent residents of Jasper and Waterton national parks will be achieved as quickly as says John director-general of Parks Canada. Appearing before the Com- mons parks Mr. Nicbol said talks already are under way with the Banff advisory committee to work out ways that residents can have a greater say in the ad- ministration of the park town- sites. Jasper and BMff residents in particular have complained for years that their com- munities were nin by federal officials thousands of miles away in Ottawa. Their townsite councils are considered only as advisers to Parks Canada and their ad- vice'could be ignored if Ot- tawa didn't like they said. Mr. Nichol told the com- mittee the Banff talks are aimed at giving residents powers of normal com- munity Talki also are puuBM at Jasper with the tame aim in mind. The push for self- government was not as strong in Waterton which primarily has a summer population. Involved in the Banff talks are a review of the percentage of costs for town services to be charged to local residents and a method of reducing land rentals to small amounts and introducing a tax base to provide essential community services. In a brief to the Commons parks committee last Banff residents renewed their plea for say- ing they did not want to become- the over-riding authority in the park. i at the same time dis- tinctly rebel against any thought that would suggest that since we are living in a national park we should be governed by all the people in said the brief. Mr. Nichol said that despite the special status of towns in national parks and the fact that the land Is owned by the are convinc- ed that residents can have an expanded role in the aOminis- tration of these visitor Mr. Nichol also told the committee that it is still possi- ble that the CNR terminal in Jasper may not be relocated. Northern Affairs Minister Jean Chretien announced ear- lier this year that the parks branch was looking into the possibility became the ter- minal was a non-conforming park use and the large number of CNR employees who need- ed homes in the park. Mr. Nichol said are continuing among the park officials and railway unions into the relocation. the studies indicate that the proposal is it will be discussed in detail with the people of Jasper and the province of be said. The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXVI 277 NOVEMBER 7 44 Pages 10 Cents 6Peace close' after talks in Mid-East North Polling An early snowfall in central New York failed to keep this Syracuse resident away from the as she mails a letter in a snow-covered post box near her polling place. Voters in the U.S. rejected most Republican candidates in the off-year favoring Democrats in the wake -of President Nixon's Watergate scandal. For a wrap-up of U.S. election results See Story Page 2. Montreal oil pipeline 6is federal obligation9 OTTAWA1 If it proves the federal government will overrule Quebec objections and approve construction of an oil pipeline to says Energy Minister Donald Mac- donald. v if it is neces- sary foe the security of supply to any part of the eastern Canadian then ul- timately the federal govern- ment will have to take the he told the Com- mons. Ottawa wants to co-operate with Quebec in overcoming economic concerns raised by the he but the federal government has a responsibility to see that Canadians have adequate oil supplies. The interprovincial which feeds Ontario refiners with Alberta now stops at Toronto. The federal government has proposed ex- tending it to Montreal to counter a growing threat of international supply shor- tages. Refineries in Montreal and other parts of eastern Canada rely almost totally on im- ported oilv The Quebec government says a pipeline might cause economic problems within the industry and upset plans for a major Gulf of St. Lawrence superport to handle imported oil. And Mr. Macdonald's re- marks brought quick reaction from the province. One provincial spokesman said Quebec recognizes the need for secure supplies. But he questioned whether Ottawa shortages this winter to make longterm decisions that might harm the province. pipeline would take two years to so. its not intended to solve the present said the spokesman. Mr. Macdonald said finan- cial details are being worked out by Interprovincial Pipe Line Ltd. on the price of ex- tending the interprovin- owned 43 per cent by ma- jor oil operates the existing line to Toronto. Mr. Macdonald said any oil shipped to Montreal would be taken from export volumes to the United running at more than one mil- lion barrels a day. Because of the time needed to build the pipeline he U.S. customers rely- ing on Canadian oil would have two years to line up alternate supplies. The pipeline extension should start from he said. Nixon oust expected WASHINGTON Senator George McGovern said today that President Nix- on will either resign within a few months or be.impeached by Congress. Asked whether Nixon's would shock the United McGovern said Nixon 'would rather- quickly from the CAIRO U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat met for more than three hours today and agreed they are toward 'Sadat repeated Kissinger's comment and agree with The Egyptian president and his U.S. guest posed for photographers on the lawn of the Tahira in sub- urban then settled down to- talk privately in a third-floor library. U.S. officials said in his conver- sations in Washington last week with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail detected willingness to use the of the United States to smooth out ceasefire problems and to approach peace talks. Sadat has vowed publicly he will not bargain with the Jewish state. hop- ing to act as a intends to find out whether the Egyptian leader really is. adamant. The principal immediate is- sues for discussion are Israel's demands for a prisoner exchange and the lifting of the Egyptian blockade at the mouth of the Red and Egypt's in- sistence that Israel give up the territory it occupied after the first ceasefire order Oct. 22. Kissinger will convey Sadat's views to the-Israelis. And while playing the middle man between Egypt and he is confident that the Soviet Union or. another government will use its influence to enlist the other major combatant in the October should a negotiating process between Israel and Egypt develop. Syria reported a mid-day clash in the Golan Heights. Egypt's official Mid- dle East news agency describ- ed the situation along the Suez Canal front as and ex- but cited no in- cidents. A Syrian army communique said an Israeli attempt to ad- vance over the ceasefire line was beaten back and ar- tillery silenced sources of enemy On Syria claimed Israeli planes had fired rockets at its ad- vance positions. Neither inci- dent was confirmed by the Israelis. Success of the Kissinger- Sadat talks was demonstrated almost immediately with an announcement that Egypt and the U.S. are to resume diplomatic broken off in 1967. Oil compromise issued by CIC Vulcan-area farm wife earns top wheat prize EDMONTON Mel chairman of the Com- mittee for an Independent has offered a com- promise to end Alberta- Ottawa energy dispute that he says is good for Alberta to turn In a statement released to- day and sent to provincial and federal Mr. Hurtig urges Ottawa to rebate to the province 50 per cent of the revenue from the tax on New policy may include fuel boost WASHINGTON President -Nixon is proposing a new energy policy which sources say will include a re- quest for broad authority to increase domestic petroleum production and to decrease consumption. Specific measures were not revealed but Nixon was known tote considering such steps as imposing a highway speed limit of 50 miles an hour throughout the United States and ordering power plants to burn coal instead of oil or gas. The White House has said Nixon's new energy which was to be unfolded to- day at a morning briefing with congressional leaders and in an evening will probably include proposed legislation. The president was also ex- pected to renew his appeal to the public for voluntary fuel conservation through lower- ing thermostat settings and driving but his top energy John told reporters Monday after a weekend meeting with the president that voluntary ac- tion .won't be enough. each barrel of Canadian crude oil exported. Alberta would have to agree in principle to the export tax and Ottawa's intention to protect Canadian consumers from energy said Mr. an Edmonton publisher. the Alberta government has often stated it does not agree in principle with the tax and is not in- terested in accepting a rebate. Energy communications with Ottawa were severed by the province last week after the export tax was raised to from 40 cents. If the revenue from the tax was the province and the federal government would each get million a Mr. Hurtig said. This would be in addition to the regular provincial royalties which totalled million last year. Mr. Hurtig said he con- sulted with economists in Eastern and Western Canada before formulating his proposal. Mr. Hurtig believes Alberta has more to gain by accepting half of the export tax revenue instead of raising royalties and the well-head price. Mr. Hurtig said if Alberta raises the well-head price to an average of per barrel from realistic es- the existing 22-per- cent royalty would yield the province per barrel. hMrd About town CECRETARY Maria O enjoying working for her new boss Blair Shaw but ad- wait until the end of te year to fill out his boss per- formance Ewald Zielke claiming. 2hyear-old daughter Paula is almost entering old maid years. Inside Vulcan-area farm wife Marilyn Lebsack has won the 1973 world wheat cham- pionship at the'Toronto Royal Winter Fair. Mrs. Lebsack won the world title this year after taking the reserve title in 1972 behind Belton Brothers Ltd. of England by a little she told The Herald Tuesday. The championship carries with it a silver tray and a huge Canadian National Railways trophy which will atfl tn was real she said. felt just like Miss Canada felt Monday Mrs. Lebsack said she had lots of help growing and preparing her entry. Her won the world titles in 19W-69-70. To get her 10-pound sample of Chinook hard spring wheat ready for Mrs. Lebsack spent about five hours each day for three weeks sorting and idMl from the wheat pile. She selected the wheat from a 40-acre field. The Lebsack located five miles north and five miles west of produces registered seed for wheat and flax growers. The award wMl be officially presented to Mrs. Lebsack Nov. 14 in Toronto. husband and I are go- ing to fly down to she said. is going to stay home this time and babysit mv iff right Classified....... 28-31 Comics............16 Comment.......... 4 District..........'..15 Family......... 35-37 Local News 14 Markets...........20 Sports.......... 23-25 Theatres........... 7 TV...........'..... 6 Weather........... 3 LOW TONIGHT HIGH THURS. SNOWFLURRIES ;