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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD November 1973 News In brief Minor cabinet change BILL COULTHARD Ql'KHI-X1 Premier Hofoerl Bourassa. who says there is no percentage in changing a .innnimecd a stand-pat cabinet The1 ministers who held of- lice its the Quebec Liberals 102 ot the legislature's 110 seats in the Oct. 29 provin- cial election remain at their Canada sends tapestry posts with scarcely a change. The opposition attacked the cabinet lineup as indicating no now directions for the province Marcel Parti Que- becois member of the Quebec national' assembly for Montreal said the cabinet no interesting perspectives for the future of LONDON -Canada's otlicial gilt lo Princess Anne and Capl Mark Phillips for their wedding today is a color- lul woven wool tapestry. I'reduced by Quebec artist Manetle Rousseau-Vermette ol -Ste the live leet square with bands of plumred. blue and was delivered to St. James's I'a Tuesday Other tapestries by the same artist hang in the National Arts Centre in Ot- tawa and in many public buildings across Canada as well as in the Eisenhower Theatre in Washington's Ken- nedy Centre. Other Canadian gifts include a cape and silver cigarette box by the 8th Cana- dian Hussars of which Princess Anne is colonel-in chief. Ten of the regiment's members are among the Canadian wedding guests. Gov -Gen. Roland Michener brought a gift but he said this is a personal matter. The accumulation of gifts will go on display at St. James's Palace starting Nov. 20. Contract rejected DETROIT Skilled trades workers at Ford Motor C'o rejected by more than a three to one margin a new na- tional contract while nonskill- ed workers approved it Tues- day amid rank-and-file dis- putes that included the shooting of one Ford worker The shooting took place Tuesday afternoon outside the headquarters of UAW Local 600 in police said. William a Ford was shot and wounded as he sought refuge in a nearby gas station following an apparent argument over the national contract police said. Three including an official of Local were be- ing sought in connection with the officials said. Harrel was reported in satisfactory condition in Oakwood Hospital with a back wound. Energy supply solid Ont. official of Imperial Oil says Canada will not experience anything close to the energy shortage currently felt in the United nor will gas- oline be rationed in Ontario or any other province. Prices will definitely go up and shortages of a minor nature may be felt on a short- term but the future of the Canadian energy supply is Comet readings OTTAWA Two Na- tional Research Council scien- tists plan to take radio tele- scope readings of a spec- tacular comet which will sw- ing around the sun at miles an hour early in January Ask About The NEW INVISIBLE Multicocal Lens OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. solid and secure says Donald automotive manager for Imperial's Ontario retail division Mr addressing a meeting of the West Kingston Kiwanis said with world energy in transition Canada must press forward with a policy that will allow the private sector to continue to develop and ex- plore new sources of energy. and then pass within 75 million miles of the earth The comet nam- ed after the Czech-born astronomer Lubos Kohoutek who discovered it eight months will appear night after night as a motionless feather-shaped glow on the southern horizon. It will not appear to move because of its distance from earth Between Jan. 10 and Jan. it will shine more brightly than the stars as its gaseous tail streams out millions of miles in the winter sky. FURS ARE AT THE TOP OF HER Give her the fur of her dreams. The experts at Canadian Furriers will assist you In making this Christmas the most exciting one ever. Canadian Furriers magnificent collection of fine furs are priced from up. V tHI. Til I M. CANADIAN FURRIERS A Tradition of Paramount ThealreMdg. 4ftAM.S. Canadian guests Canada's Governor-General Roland Michener in London enroute to Covent Gardens. All were and his and Mr. Michener's suc- Canadian ambassador to Brussels Juies Leger and his leave Claridges Hotel guests today at the wedding of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips. Food-price picture isn't sweet Arch-villains can't be found By JEAN SHARP CP Women's Editor TORONTO Although the federal government's food prices review board has not iden- tified any it does not believe the food-price pic- ture is flooded with sweetness and the board's chairman said Tuesday. In a speech to the Canadian Institute on Public Membership hiked for arole board OTTAWA With Con- servatives saying the govern- ment is not going far or fast the Commons justice committee approved a bill Tuesday that would increase the National Parole Board to 19 from nine members. Solicitor-General Warren Allmand said the move is necessary to help overcome the backlog before the provide for regionalization of the board's activities and to provide a substitute system of parole to overcome a system of penitentiary leaves of ques- tionable legality that was end- ed in the spring. He said after the committee meeting that the enlarged board would help relieve over- crowding in penitentiaries be- cause it would be in a position to deal with prisoners who should be paroled. The present overworked nine-man board could not han- dle their cases. He said it is hoped the new board members would be cho- sen from police or other professionals who would acquire long-term leaves of absence from their jobs. If that was possible the pro- fessionals could give their ex- perience to the parole board and then bring their parole ex- perience back to the regular employment. He told Albanie Morin Louis that he is hop- ing to appoint more women parole officers. While there was no opposi- tion to the two Conser- vatives said the government has not done enough in parole reform. Reg Stackhouse Scarborough and Allan Lawrence Northumberland said Mr. Allmand must bring in more reform. Beryl Plumptre said it seems possible that some marketing boards are still operating on the assumption that foodstuffs are not in short supply. That might mean the boards would be restricting production to maintain high prices. She said when the board completed its cross-country investigation of food it discovered 100 cases of ap- parently illegal practices. Mrs Plumptre said the board met with retailers in August and they agreed to dis- continue the practice of dou- ble a new price tag over an older one on merchandise She said the September check showed not all stores were honoring the undertaking and as a they will have only themselves to blame if pro- posed legislation is passed making double ticketing il- legal. Once the report on the 'Disaster day9 for Britishers LONDON Britons reacted with dismay today after the government took tough action to stave off economic chaos and an energy crisis. The country tightened its belt for a long hard winter amid dwindling oil threats of coal and power signs of another bout of labor a major credit squeeze and fears of an employment slump. Barrett 'naive' says Trudeau By VICTOR MACKIE OTTAWA Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau described British Columbia Premier Dave Barrett as when asked Tuesday to com- ment on the premier's invita- tion to Parti Quebecois leader Rene Levesque to discuss common political objectives. think he is very naive if he thinks he is going to get the Parti Quebecois away from said Mr. Trudeau outside the com- mons. Mr. Levesque has agreed to meet with Premier Barrett in late November to discuss what common ground might lie between the two parties. Mr. Levesque cautioned that the Parti while pleased to explore with the NDP British Columbia leader any common was not about to abandon its separatist policies for a political union with the NDP The meeting between Mr. Levesque and the premier will take place in Montreal the last week in this month. OPTOMETRISTS DR. RALPH F. OLER his association with OR. DENNIS H. PITKIN Offices In two locations For appalnUnania call W-Mtt Lathbrtdge M2-I104 J Day for was the headline in the mass- circulation Sun. Com- was the headline in the tabloid Daily Mirror. Comes the said The Daily Express. Prime Minister Edward Heath's Conservative govern- ment declared a state of emergency Tuesday to meet a worsening fuel crisis and im- posed an unprecedented credit squeeze to prevent the pound sterling collapsing. There seemed little doubt' that worse was to come. Government municipal authorities and in- dustry were ordered to cut fuel c.onsumption by 10 per move seen as the first step towards gasoline and fuel-oil rationing. Although the government in- sisted it had no immediate plans to impose most observers and oil in- dustry sources were convinc- ed it was not far off. All in it was a black day for Britain. The credit squeeze was announced minutes after the government disclosed the country's worst trade deficit million October. A 1973 deficit of more than billion was widely predicted if the current rate of trading losses con- tinue. There were fears the slow- down in growth rate could br- ing increased unemployment. the measures were expected to attract invest- ment from abroad and the pound steadied. the London stock market nosedived and the Fi- nancial Times industrial share index plummeted 17.4 the worst-ever one-day fall. That wiped more than billion off market values Politicians and newspapers said Heath played down the extent of the economic and energy crises to boost his par- u chanrcs in byelections week. crosscountry check is she said the board will request retailers to attend a public meeting at which they and others may comment on its findings. Mrs. Plumptre said the board also hopes to issue reports on merchandising eggs and canned beans and feed grain before Christmas. In reply to a she said if the board lives long she hopes it might make some recommendations on how to get some stability in agricultural at in Canada. at over 12 the farmer's income has not kept pace with the income of the average Canadian wage earner society has been living inexpensively at the ex- penses of the farmer. As long as the farmer is largely sub- ject to free market he will be forced to hedge his he will not aim for max- imum She added she believes it would be a mistake to take short-term measures to inter- fere with international trade relationships. of our our pros- perity and the purchasing power of our depend on external trade relationships. We live in a rather unpleasant world these days. But we are likely to make ourselves worse off if we try to insulate ourselves from outside Elderly man killed by IRA gunmen BELFAST Guerrillas shot to death an elderly man today after several hours of bombing and shooting by feuding Protes- tant and Roman Catholic ex- tremists. The aged about was apparently hit when gunmen opened up on a'British army strongpoint in Protestant East military head- quarters reported. The believed to be Irish Republican Army guer- fired from an auto. The unidentified man was the 905th known fatality in the more than four years of sec- tarian bloodletting that has swept Northern Ireland and the sixth person to die in the last week. 6Way is clear for abortion' says doctor MONTREAL Dr. Henry Morgentaler .-acquitted Tuesday of performing an ille- gal says any doctor who aborts a woman in Canada in the future can use a defence. is a first in Canadian he said at a gathering of friends and sup- porters. now any doctor who has committed an abortion can invoke Article The article of the Criminal on which his defence was says a surgical operation can be performed with criminal impunity if the operation is deemed a for the benefit of the patient. Crown prosecutor Louis Robichaud said shortly after the Court of Queen's Bench jury of 11 man and one woman brought down its verdict that an appeal was imminent. Irvin assistant to defence lawyer Claude- Armand said the constitutionality of the abor- tion because of the Morgentaler will go right to the Supreme Court of Canada. SEEKS OFFICIAL NOD Dr. Morgentaler said he is planning to offer his services and his clinic to both provin- cial and federal governments. like to see the day when abortions are carried out with under medically safe Dr Morgentaler faces several other charges of per- forming illegal hearing of which has been postponed at least until March in anticipation of appeals resulting from the trial just concluded. During his four-week the gynecologist testified he performed between and abortions since the end of including the one for which he was on trial. Although he faced a max- imum sentence of life im- he said he didn't have the slightest regret in performing any of the abor- tions and said they were carried out with a low com- plication rate. The jury returned twice to the courtroom during its deliberation to ask for clarification on points of law from Mr. Justice James Hugessen. They asked for detailed in- structions on the application of reasonable doubt and what the verdict should be if they were on one or .of the four elements of the defence's case. Mr. Justice Hugessen said the four defence elements Was it a surgical Was it performed for the benefit of the Was it performed with reasonable care and Was it reasonable to perform it having regard to the state of health of the The bench advised the jurors they must have doubt in favor of the accused on all four points for acquittal. During the four-week defence lawyer Sheppard re- minded the jury that the a graduate had said that she would find a way to get an abortion any Crown Prosecutor Louis Robichaud told the jury abor- tion on demand is a serious crime. Abortion is forbidden except when approved by a hospital board. In his Mr. Justice Hugessen had told the jury their duty was to the law as it actually exists in the country not as the law should Explosion kills at least 7 England A hug explosion ripped through a munitions factory killing at least seven persons and injuring an- other 20. The owned by Imperial Metal had its roof ripped off. A fire department spokesman far as we are aware this is an ac- cidental explosion and has no connection with any other in- apparent reference to bombings across Britain which have been attributed to Irish republic sympathizers Forty-four mostly were working in the section of the factory where thousands of shotgun cartridges are loaded and fired every day. Lewis critical of oil policies EDMONTON David leader of the New Democratic came to Alberta Tuesday and spent much of his time criticizing the energy stand of Premier Peter Lougheed and other Conservatives. Lougheed acts as if God put oil in the ground for the multi-national cor- he told several hundred students at the University of Alberta. On another Mr. Lewis described the 19 Alberta members of Parlia- ment all Conservatives as nice reac- Grant Alberta NDP leader who was accompany- ing Mr. turned on Don Alberta minister of federal and intergovernmen- tal who recently an- nounced that Alberta will no longer talk to Ottawa about energy matters. Getty's silence is about the most expensive in in tiie history of Mid Mr arguing that the province stands to gain more by con- tinuing negotiations over energy. words may be even more said Mr. Lewis. The national leader told a news conference and the students that the Alberta government represents biggest lobby that the oil com- panies have in If the premier truly wanted to serve the best interests of he would negotiate hard for the benefits of the oil export tax of a barrel. The province would gain con- siderably more benefits than from oil royalties a tax on produc- tion. But Mr. Lougheed seemed to bey to protect the oil companies to make sure they get the Postal pay boost OTTAWA -Increased payments for rural mail carriers will be announced when the government's supplementary estimates are says Postmaster- General Andre Ouellet. He told the Commons the in- crease will provide compensa- tion for rising automobile gas and oil costs 1 A Just 3 the many wigs available noRfnfln COSIDETIC BOUTIQUE Gifts Wigs Perfumes College Mall Phone ;