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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Nwwmter ItW THILtTHMIDOlHMALO -11 Bad harvest Alec who farms near Barrhead in north- central examines with disgust his snow- covered barley after what he calls his worst crop year ever. Wet weather kept combines off the saturated fields until the early November snows halted harvest- probably until next spring. An estimated 25 per cent of the crop m the Barrhead area has not been harvested. House shorts Sunday driving curbs possible OTTAWA The federal government might recommend voluntary restric- tions on Sunday driving if the energy situation becomes Energy Minister Donald Macdonald said Wednesday But the request would be made only if shortages rise above 25 per cent and the gov- ernment is forced to adopt emergency rationing he told reporters. He was responding to an offer Tuesday by Ontario Energy Minister Darcy who said Ontario drivers would give up Sunday driving if necessary to reduce the impact of serious shor- tages in Quebec. If Parliament approves a item in the supple- mentary each member of Parliament will be able to establish an office in his or her constituency and hire someone to work in it. The Commons committee on internal headed by Speaker Lucien recommended the offices earlier in the year. No legislation is required to approve the rec- but the ex- penditure must be approved by the House If it is almost certain to MP can spend up to a year on the office along with for staff. me government has in- creased by to a total of the amount it plans to pay the railways this year for operating uneconomic branch lines. The increase was revealed in supplementary spending estimates tabled in the Com- mons. In its original spending esti- mates for the last fiscal the government forecast an expenditure of million for this but before the year was out this increased to 9 million. The original es- timate for this year was million. inoi OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO The federal government has proposed that all alcoholic beverages have the percen- tage of alcohol by volume declared on the main labels of bottles At alcohol volumes are required on labels of all al- coholic liqueurs and cordials containing less than 39.94 per cent alcohol. Implementation date is ex- pected to before the end of the year Marketing plan doomed GRANDE PRAIRIE Any effort to use a provin- cial marketing board to es- tablish both an export price and Canadian price for oil will be doomed to Grant leader of the New Democratic said here. Mr Notley told students at the Grande Prairie Junior College federal control over interprovmcial trade and ex- ternal trade makes it man- datory that either the export tax will have to be continued or a national marketing board created if a two-price system for petroleum is to be con- tinued. He said control over interprpvincial and external trade is one of the crucial powers that a national govern- ment must have in a federal state. The NDP leader said that an Alberta marketing board would strengthen the provinces' bargaining power over but added that the should recognize that pricing must be a ji provincial re Mr. Notley in light of the rapidly changing energy the Alberta govern- ment should off its high horse and re-open discussions with Ottawa on energy Nixon's war powers bill veto killed WASHINGTON -The House of Representatives voted today to override Presi- dent Nixon's veto of a bill that would curb presidential war powers. The vote was 384 to or four more than the two-thirds votes required. The House virtually assured enactment of the bill over Nix- on's veto. The measure now goes to the Senate which is ex- pected to go along with the action. Speaker Carl Albert was among Democratic House leaders urging the override to give Congress a hand in war commitments. think we need to draw a dividing line on just Low far a president can go in com- mitting U.S. military per- Albert said. The veto override would be the first in nine tries this year and the fifth override of a Nix- on veto since 1968. The bill would impose a 60- day limit on presidents' power to commit United States forces abroad without Congress's approval. Its terms would empower Congress to halt the war any time during the 60 days with a veto-proof resolution. There could be a 3Way extension for withdrawal. Supporters of the war powers bill said their biggest override obstacles were the popularity of Vice-President- designate Gerald Ford and op- position of more than a dozen anti-war congressmen. The who con- CAR SALES DROP DETROIT New car sales in October dropped .12 per cent from year-earlier including domestic and imported indicating that the downturn in the auto expected by many industry had begun. Sales for the month were on a daily down from last year. sistently voted against Viet- nam war contend the war powers bill would have the unintended effect of authorizing presidents to wage war up to 60 days without Congress's approval. On the other some Con- gressmen who consistently supported Vietnam war policy support the war powers bill. President Nixon vetoed the bill on grounds that it was un- constitutional and se- riously undermine this nation's ability to act decisively and convincingly in times of international crisis.'' Nixon said he bow- with the provision in the bill requiring a president to consult with Congress before he commits troops abroad. The bill also would require a president to report details of his war commitment to Congress within 48 hours and the 60-day period would start running when Congress received that report. Your Business Associates Will Be Staying At The 3 jlttotel B.C. Color See You 423-4438 HAIR STYLISTS REQUIRED SOONI it tMVHrttf will rwnlri 4 tMftiiMl stylists Guaranteed Mlary Profit sharing MRS. CAROL Mciugtrtss Nights 328-6228 VIKING INTERNATIONAL HAIRSTYLING 218-Sth Street LethbrMge The government made no commitment to check the backgrounds of a recent wave of newly found Immigration Minister Robert Andras told Duncan Beattie in the Commons. Mr. Beattie complained that the program allowing illegal immigrants to apply for land- ed immigrant status may have allowed criminals to main in the and government should have earned out security checks on all immigrants. The federal government is surveying damage to five mil- lion acres of grain crops snow- ed under in Agri- culture Minister Eugene Wne- lan told the Commons. He told Don Mazankowski that when all information is and when Alberta makes an official he will con- sider whether Ottawa should grant assistance. WE MAKE IT EASY AT fircstone Corner 3rd Ave. and 8th St. S. Phone 327-8548 USE OUR tone CREDIT PLAN. AMERICAN EXPRESS or CHARGEX STORES PAUL HENDERSON SAYS ACTION with GUARANTEED TRACTION Class tells on the ice or m the snow. And you're looking at the big name in go-anywhere traction The Firestone Snow Champ earned its name And we're so sure it's best that Firestone guarantees you'll go That's right You go or we pay the tow So why settle for traction claims when Firestone puts it in writing1 4-PLY NYLON SNOW CHAMP Under thai husky tread there are four husky plies of lough-as-nails Nylon So you H go and keep on going for a long trme to come 95 95 95 95 00 00 00 15-15. 8 00 8 INSTALLED A78-1 3 Blackwall to fit many models of ASTRE SNOW CHAMP 00 75- 00 E78-14 Whitewall to fit many models of MUSTANG COUGAR CAMARO Double belted mileage and Mrength topped off by a traction tread thtt'f to aggressive it's guaranteed to go All that plus rock-bottom too' INSTALLED CANADA vs. RUSSIA Days in September1 ONLY for Ihn 130 fuN colour special edition Limit 2 per cuitomtr Profit procMA to Hodcty for ofrovngittn pitting hodtty ;