Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
i The Lethbtidge Herald VOULXVI NOVEMBER 1973 68 Pages 10 Cents Captain and Mrs. Mark Phillips Royal vows exchanged in fairyland spectacle LONDON As cheer- ing throngs lined the Princess Anne today firmly vowed to cherish and to her cavalry bridegroom in the awesome splendor of their Westminister Abbey wedding undimmed by Britain's economic crisis. It was a fairytale spectacle under a bright wintry complete with glass coaches and grey plumed horsemen and wigged coachmen as Capt. Mark no longer took the princess as his bride in a ceremony seen by millions on television around the world. The 23-year-old fourth in line to the was cheered lustily by some spectators as she drove to the Abbey and later accompanied by her husband. The great cheers turned to chants of want and want as the royal couple were delayed slightly before they appeared at the window of the palace to wave to the throng below. At the most solemn moment of as the young in a magnificent jewelled Elizabethan-style white silk gown and Phillips resplendent in' military scarlet and side by side on pink footstools at the high they had both plainly forgotten the eyes of the world on them. Mark smil- ed fondly at his bride and lean- ed towards her in a re- assuring nudge. She recipro- cated. It was an enchanting mo- ment of tenderness amid the dazzle and regal precision of the kind of occasion at which the British excel. Ancient Westminster which has seen so many coronations and state though only nine previous royal ablaze with crystal television lights and tall candles flickering in chandeliers above the altar. Flower decorations were kept simple two tall arrangements of white chrysanthemums and as not to obscure the view of TV who were beaming the cere- mony to an estimated audience of more than 500 million around the world. The Abbey gold plate cleam- ed in the light and the church itself was like a jewel-box fill- ed with fashionable guests in predominant shades of amethyst and topaz- brown. Dashing young officers Classified 30-33 Comics........... 28 Comment.......... 4 District........... 21 Family......... 22-24 Local News 20 Markets 29 Sports........... 12-15 Theatres........... 7 TV................ 6 Weather........... 3 LOW TONIGHT HIGH SUNNY PERIODS of Mark's the 1st Queen's Dragoon acted as ushers and one or two were even inspecting women guests' purses for bombs. Foreign royalty filed in ahead of the Queen's Grace of Monaco all in the dethroned King Constantine of Greece a self-effacing figure in ordinary morning dress amid all the glittering un- iforms. The Phillips family echoed their horsey interests by turn- ing up. mostly clad in hunting although the bridegroom's mother was in vivid emerald green with a plumed hat. A ripple of laughter ran through the assembled guests as three workmen rushed out with sweepers to remove traces of dust from the blue carpet before the Queen's par- ty arrived. The in sapphire cast a quick smile at her new in-laws who bowed and the Queen Mother wore beige and gold and Prince Charles was in naval uniform with a sword. Princess Margaret was in autumn shades of brown and Princess Alexandra in a red and green mixture. Anne arrived at the Abbey a few minutes ahead'of as her hairdresser had made a dash from the palace to check last-minute details before she set off up the aisle on the arm of her father Prince in the blue frock-coat and red striped trousers of a field marshal. Princess Countess of was the first of the royal party to arrive. couldn't help but feel the aim family affection and happiness of the Royal Fam- said Canadian High Com- missioner J. H. Warren later. He and his along with Gov -Gen Roland Michener and Mrs. Michener were among Canadian guests in the Abbey. Royal wave from palace balcony by groom's Queen Prince Prince of Wales and Prince Edward Liberals deny oil takeover Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Energy Minister Donald Macdonald have both emphatically denied that the federal government is busy hatching a controversial plan to take over the Athabasca tar sands in Alberta and put under federal control the billion Syncrude Canada Ltd. project. Both Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Macdonald denied in the House of Commons Tuesday afternoon any foundation to rumors of a takeover by means of a little used and lit- tle known section of the British North America Act. Eldon Woolliams Calgary the man who raised the matter during the daily Commons question said Mr. Macdonald appeared when he denied the situation and that Mr. Trudeau had in a way avoided a full statement on the matter. Macdonald has said one thing one day and done another a few days-later. I think we have to watch this situation very closely to see it doesn't happen said Mr. Woolliams. In the Mr. Macdonald had answered a quick and a faint 'no' to Mr. Woolliams' question about a possible federal takeover. When the Calgary North MP then asked Mr. the prime minister replied question has just been Outside the how- Mr. Macdonald elaborated on his one word answer and stressed no federal consideration had been given to the matter. Justice Minister Otto Lang had told former prime minister John Diefen- baker that he did not know what Mr. Diefenbaker was talking about after the veteran Parliamentarian had suggested the justice depart- ment was preparing a legal case against Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed's provincial government. answer is eitherxon- tempt of this House or a revelation of the ignorance of the shot back Mr. Diefenbaker. While Mr. Macdonald told reporters that Ottawa took Al- berta Intergovernmental Minister Don Getty his he said Alberta's vast energy resources would be developed -and ad- ministered in the interests of Canada as a Mr Woofliams didn't appear to be too sure about Mr. Macdo- nald's stand. government talks of forming a national oil corpo- ration and the biggest supply of oil in Canada is in the Ath- abasca tar sands so it seems natural enough Ottawa would eye that said Mr. Woolliams. The tar sands have an esti- mated recoverable reserves of some 300 billion barrels of oil compared to about 10 billion barrels from known conventional sources. T. C. Douglas naimo-Cowichan-The recalled in the commons that Mr. Macdonald was quoted as telling the press on Nov. 6 Canada would cut off the export of refined petroleum products to the U.S. if Arab countries made it a condition for continuing crude oil He also pointed out that Mr. Sharp was on record as stating there had been no cabinet decision to freeze con- signments refined at the New- foundland refinery at Come- By-Chance and pre-sold to the U.S. Gas supplier sets price hike VANCOUVER The supplier of almost all natural gas used in British Columbia and the northwestern United States has announced a wholesale price increase of 81 per cent. Wholesale domestic prices will rise to 58 cents from 32 and export prices to 61 cents from Westcoast Transmission made the announcement shortly after the provincial cabinet set up the B.C. Petroleum which will Seen and heard About town 3R. 0. P. public school suggesting to trustees that a brief should be brief Gerry Probe cross- ing his fingers and hoping his favorite team will at least make a showing against the Edmonton Eskimos this weekend. act as a broker in gas sales. The new which will be will have James chairman of the B.C. Energy as its head. Also named to the corporation were commission counsel Martin Taylor and Attorney- General Alex Macdonald. Mr. as chairman of the energy recently conducted a study of natural gas in the province which recommended that B.C. set up the corporation and that the price of gas be increased both domestically and for ex- port. It was not known why West- coast made the announcement rather than the Petroleum Corp. In the announcement makes Westcoast merely a carrier of gas for the Petroleum which is to purchase gas at the wellhead and then sell it to suppliers. The corporation is to receive all the profits less reasonable rate of return paid to Westcoast for processing and transporting the Grocery price drop eases living costs OTTAWA Grocery prices dropped in Oc- tober and eased rising living costs to the slowest pace in a Statistics Canada reported today. The drop in supermarket first decline in a was seven-tenths of one per but food prices still stood almost 17 per cent above a year the report said. Increases in other major price categories raised the over-all Consumer Price Index by three-tenths of one per cent for the smallest monthly increase in the past year. But living costs were still up 8.7 per cent over the past 12 months for Canada's worst inflationary year since 1951. The October increase pushed the measuring typical family living to 154.3 from its 1961 base of 100. The figure means it cost last month for every worth of goods and services a dozen years ago. That was four cents more than the previous month and more over the past year. The slowing of the rise in living costs was the second major piece of improved economic news in a row for the embattled Trudeau government. Statistics Canada reported Tuesday a drop in the unemployment rate to 5.8 per cent from six per and a substantial rise in new jobs. But the Conservatives in Parliament could be ex- pected keep up their running fire of criticism against the Liberal government for the sharpest rate of inflation in 22 years. Although the October living costs rise was the smallest since a two-tenths of one per cent hike in the annual spread continued to move up. Prices were 8.7 per cent above com- pared with the September-to-September figure of 8 5 per cent and the August-to-August spread of 8.3 per The annual rise is the largest since a 10.6 per cent jump in the early Korean War year of 1951 and far above any other year since then Last year's hike in li v- ing costs was 4.8 per cent. 1 1 U.S. acknowledges Red China sphere TOKYO The United States and China moved closer today to full diplomatic rela- tions while pledging that neither country would try to dominate the world. In a joint communique following the four-day visit to Peking by U.S. State Secretary Henry the United States ac- knowledged that is but one China and that Taiwan is part of The communique said scien- cultural and business ex- changes between the two countries will be accelerated. Their liaison offices in Washington and Peking will be gradually upgraded. A senior U.S. official in Kis- singer's party said the ciple of one which the Chinese stressed in the docu- will be explored through diplomatic channels in the next few months. Herald closing early Thursday The Herald business office will close at 2 p.m. Thursday and remain closed for the day to permit staff members to at- tend funeral services for Thomas H. Herald general who died Monday. Services will be held at 3 p.m. from McKillop United Church. TV toy commercials 'aren't fair9 By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer Television commercials are being criticized by the people who sell toys to Lethbridge parents. face it you have to advertise because they're not worth the selling said one store manager bluntly about some TV promotions of playthings. charge 18 and it's probably worth Some commercials deceive an audience primarily of unsuspecting about the capabilities of Say two city teachers of pre-schoolers. toys in do what they show them doing on TV. That is the case with many of the TV says Jill coordinator of the Gingerbread House Pre- School. She cites a popular toy car that runs with inertia and has difficulty staying on its track. A major Canadian toy manufacturer has said televi- sion advertising has brought toy costs The company said markups on TV- advertised toys are the stronger they were the faster they sold and the less t'.iey cost to produce as a result. It said dealers used the toys as with subse- quent savings to the con- sumer. But one manager of a major city department store said he wished that company and two others would get out of the toy business entirely. really flogging it to the he said. pre-sell the kids with television. No nutter what you tell the they say Bessie Jane wants Some commercials mis- represent toys and mislead says Dorothy Groves of the Christopher Robin Nursery School. On the she says toys are very good compared with what they used to be. The quality and selec- tion are much better than some years ago. But she is dismayed at some commercials. thing that gets me about TV advertising is the games. It is downright deceitful to make out that a game of something like snakes and ladders is as ex- citing as they do. They make it look so thrilling but it isn't without the parents par- ticipating. They just build it up. She says children are astounded and disappointed to discover that people and wagons that performed on the screen don't move at all in reality. Sizes of toys are mis- represented by displaying them with nothing such as a child's hand for comparison.