Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
The LetKbrldge Herald Wounded released The first group of wounded prisoners of war in the battles between Israel and Egypt were released today in a mutual PoW exchange. Three Israeli medical orderlies help a wounded Egyptian from bed to a stretcher for transfer by ambulance to Lod Airport for the trip home. Prisoners return home to tear-filled welcome ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli and Egyptian prison- ers of war began coming home today with Red Cross flights of wounded men arriving in Cairo and Tel Aviv. In an emotion-filled scene the some walking- and others carried on came home to Israel and a cheering welcome. Defence Minister Moshe on hand to greet the least we have arranged things by like human instead of by tank fire and ex- ploding Bourassa hearings resume on Friday MONTREAL Hear- ings into a contempt citation against Quebec Premier Robert arising from publication of his book James resume here Friday. Mr. Bourassa appeared in Quebec Superior Court Wednesday and was excused by Mr. Justice Jules Deschenes front making further appearances except at the specific request of the court. The hearing was adjourned Wednesday at the request of Francois the premier's who said he was not prepared to proceed until Friday. James representing the Quebec In- dian Association which petitioned for the contempt presented his case first. Mr. O'Reilly said he had ex- pected to call about 30 wit- but a ruling by Mr. Justice Deschenes sustained an objection by Mr. Mercier that the witnesses' line of testimony was outside the definition of the contempt as proposed in the Indians' petition. Mr. Justice Deschenes said that testimony must relate solely to the contents of the book whereupon Mr. O'Reilly abruptly called an end to his case 90 minutes after the court convened. Mr. Mercier said he had subpoenaed 24 witnesses for Friday because he assumed the Indians' case would take two days to present. The premier told a news conference Tuesday that un- ter Quebec he not obliged to attend the session and his appearance Wednes- day was voluntary. The Quebec Indian Associ- in its petition for the or- der of alleged the publication of the book was in contempt because an injunc- tion petition seeking to halt the James Bay power project was under consideration by a Superior Court judge when the book came out. Bridge bid awarded to Calgary Cana Construction Ltd. of low bidder on the 6th Avenue South bridge structure has been awarded the project contract pending official1 approval from the department of highways. The company submitted a low bid of Because that was more than 10 per cent above the million es- approval was required from Edmonton. City council has received a verbal okay but will await a written reply before ratifying approval of the contract. While the structure came in at nearly above es- the approach roadwork is under es- timates bringing the million project in line with total projected costs so far. The two-lane bridge is scheduled for completion in December. 1974. The arrival of the first mercy flight at Israel's inter- national airport outside Tel Aviv touched off a traffic jam on the road alongside the air- cheers and applause from a crowd of civilians and soldiers outside the terminal building and greetings from Defence Minister Moshe the wife of Israel's presfdent and a corps of mini- skirted girl soldiers carrying bouquets for the wounded men. By there were no crowds at the Cairo airport for the arrival of the first Egyptian PoWs. Egypt said it was returning 238 Israelis captured during the October plus another nine captured in military operations prior to 1970. The Israelis had estimated earlier that Egypt captured about 350 of their troops during the 18 days of fighting along the canal. Israel also revised its count of Arab saying it had a total of Egyptians to be freed also said it captured 368 13 Iraqis and six and that it believes the Syrians are holding at least 127 Israelis. Syria took no part in the prisoner exchange nego- but Moshe Dayan said today he hopes the Syrians will agree to a swap. While the ceasefire firmed on the Suez Syria reported an artillery duel on the Golan the fifth break in the truce on the Israeli-Syrian front in 10 days. An agreement on the ex- change of prisoners between Israel and Syria has yet to be worked out. The Interna'tional Red Cross said it expected the Egyptian- Israeli prisoner exchange to take about a week. Arrangements for the prisoner swap were part of an agreement completed Wednesday by Israeli Maj. Gen. Aharon Yariv and Egyp- tian Lt.-Gen. Mohammed Gamazy in another one of their meetings at Kilometre where the ceasefire line crosses the Cairo-Suez highway. VOL. LXVI 264 NOVEMBER 1973 36 Pages 10 Cents Minister denies Congressional charge Oil block seen by U.S. Americans are promised 6all the fuel we can spare9 N.Y. The Canadian ambassador to the 'United States said today Canada will sell the U.S. all the fuel it can possibly spate. you cannot imagine that in times of serious short- age the government of a coun- try with Canada's cold climate would not act to protect the essential fuel needs of its own said Marcel Cadieux. you cannot imagine either given your situa- tion down we would decrease our exports of energy to the United States any more than is absolutely necessary to protect our own domestic Cadieux delivered the keynote address at the open- ing of the national convention of Sigma Delta a professional journalistic society. He said Canada did not have and never has had embargoes on shipments of energy to the U.S. He said the government did not put into effect a licensing system for the export of crude oil and most petroleum prod- ucts. At New Trade Minister Allastair Gillespie said Wednesday the Canadian government hasn't enough in- formation yet to come close to a decision en whether Canada should ration gasoline to meet the developing oil shortage. He conceded at a news con- ference that gasoline ration- ing is one of many measures being considered by the government to stretch out oil supplies but said not enough is known yet about long-range Arab intentions on the supply of oil to the United States and Western Europe. Asked whether Canada might become a source of black market oil for U.S. con- Gillespie said he assumes some Americans would cross the border to get as was done last Centenary ad photo not right EDMONTON Jamie Littlefeather He's say the promotional advertisements for Alberta's centenary show- ing an eight-year-old boy dressed in an RCMP uniform. But the boy's name isn't Jamie Littlefeather at all. It's Maurice Blackman. His Pauline Black- said the family had been asked to allow their son to pose for photographs for the campaign. The Alberta Century Cel- orations funded by the provincial had assigned the advertising firm of Vickers and Benson Ltd. to do the promotion. Mrs. Blackman said she told the photographer you're going to use someone else's then get a differ- ent Bob Russell of Vickers and leader of the Al- berta Liberal his firm had obtained modelling releases from Ranson. photo page summer when beef shortages developed in the U.S. A was started at that time on Canadian beef resources and Canada had to impose export controls. the last thing we are trying to said to make life more difficult for our Gillespie pursued that theme earlier when he told the National Foreign Trade Convention that Canada will not bow to any Arab pressure to reduce exports of oil products to the U.S. our own energy problems and some not-too- subtle pressures from some of our own foreign he Canada has continued and will continue to do what we can to help the United States meet its energy needs those who would ques- tion the capacity of Canada to withstand political pressures from other pressures that would try to influence our foreign policy let there be no doubt about Canada's determination to continue to supply her traditional trading partners and Edmonton lifts Time objection Edmonton city council has agreed unanimously to withdraw an objection it filed with the federal air transport committee against Time Air's application to fly a larger air- craft on its Lethbridge- Calgary-Edmonton route. Stubb president of Time who was in Ed- monton for the council said today the Ed- monton aldermen were sym- pathetic to his problem and admitted they hadn't realized the city's recently adopted In- dustrial Airport policy would restrict a service like Time Air's The policy had basically es- tablished the mid-city airport as a commuter with commuter flights defined as those like Pacific Western Airline's Calgary-Edmonton airbus with no connections to other centres or flights. The filed with the air transport committee of the Canadian Transport Com- stated planes weighing more than could not land at the In- dustrial Airport if the flight connected with other routes. Time Air has applied to the committee to operate a Hawker-Siddeley 748 40- passenger turbo-prop on a three-times daily Lethbridge- Calgary-Edmonton run. Edmonton's objection would have left the company looking at landing at Edmonton's International 15 miles south of the city alternative Mr Ross called or using the larger plane on a direct Lethbridge-Edmonton or Calgary-Edmonton flight. Time Air now runs an 18- passenger Otter which has landing rights at the In- dustrial Airport. Mr. Ross said today he is pleased with council's deci- sion to withdraw its objection to Time Air's application. Even with that he ex- pects it will still be six months before the air transport com- mittee makes a decision on the application. Tom economic af- fairs commissioner for the city of confirmed council's decision. He said council's airport study group will meet Ministry of Tran- sport officials to review the whole question of landing regulations at the Industrial Airport as it might apply to carriers like Time Air. He said the blanket-type regulations which had been passed by city council in August were aimed at es- tablishing the airport as a local commuter-type which is what it is designed for simply not anxious to be hooked into a wide network of scheduled air- he said The regulations were also intended to reduce noise in surrounding residential neighborhoods and to reduce conflicting movements of air- line and private flights until a satellite airpdrt for smaller planes can-be built'outside city. Mr Ross also said today hearings will begin Monday at Grande Prairie on applications by Time Air and a number of other airlines to serve the Edmonton-Grande Prairie route. Mr. Ross said the. hearings could take as long as three weeks but he is optimistic about Time Air's chances. All ready for launch of Skylab CAPE Fla. United States space Agency officials report every- thing is for launching the Skylab 3 astronauts Friday on man's longest space voyage. Skylab Program Director William Schneider said there are no foreseeable barriers to launching after he checked the status of the Saturn 1-B the Apollo ground sup- weather and the astronauts. The countdown for the 84- mission progressed smoothly toward a liftoff at a.m. EST Friday. The weather forecast calls for partly cloudy light winds and a 70-degree temperature. Astronauts Gerald William Pbgue and Edward Gibson planned to sharpen fly- ing skills today by zipping over central and south Florida in T-38 jet planes. A space agency spokesman said they also find flying a good way to relax. By DAVE BLAKIE OTTAWA Canada has been accused of stopp- ing bonded oil shipments bound for United States ports on the St. Lawrence Seaway system. But the charge is denied in a hastily-drafted state- ment by Energy Minister Donald Macdonald. There have been known cases of any undue he said after the accusation was made by a U.S. Congressman at a congressional subcommittee hearing in Washington. oil is being delivered to its destination without The criticism came from Representative Robert a New York who said the National Energy in its zeal to protect oil supplies in was stopping U.S. shipments routed through the seaway. One tanker was prevented at Montreal from transferring its cargo to smaller tankers for the trip down the and another was turned away near he said. Mr. Macdonald made erence to the in- but denied that interference has taken place. At the same he said oil shipments of this nature should not be confused with Canadian oil exported to the United States. Referring to charges that Canada has harmed some U.S. customers by reducing or halting he said it is long-established policy to ex- port only surplus oil and petroleum products. This applies even though some hold contracts with Canadian com- panies and even may pay in advance for oil he said The board is not responsible for marketing- export merely for deciding how much -the county can afford to he added. two major oil companies applied to Ottawa for another increase in gas- oline and heating oil prices east of the Ottawa where all markets are supplied by imported oil. Expected since late Oc- the applications cover major October increases in the cost of Venezuelan and Mideast oil. Shell Canada Ltd. asked for a 5.1-cent-a-gallon boost in gasoline prices and a 4.5-cent- a-gallon increase in heating higher than anticipated re- quests of about four cents. Imperial Oil the se- cond would not dis- close details of its application. Areas west of the Ottawa supplied by domestic are not affected by the applications. But increases of about six cents a or perhaps are expected west of the valley when the national voluntary price freeze on petroleum products ends Jan. 30. Alberta project rapped OTTAWA Energy Minister Donald Macdonald says Syncrude Canada is seek- ing a and should play the game the same rules as other The Syncrude development planned for the Athabasca Oil Sands 250 miles northeast of Edmon- is seeking special taxa- tion which oil industry spokesmen have said are necessary for the pro- ject to proceed Mr Macdonald told the Commons the Syncrude pro- ject should be treated as any other similar project in respect to tax concessions. The federal government is expected to decide by Friday whether the Syncrude project will be given special taxation concessions Answering questions by Conservatives Eldon Woolliams and James Balfour Mr Macdonald also said at no time did the govern- ment intend to use the British North America Act to control project it would cost million to erase aver- age'two-cents-a-gallon heating oitjncreases approved Nov. 1 in Quebec Atlantic provinces and to hold prices down to-the pre-Nov. 1 level until the end of March. The estimate was made Wednesday in the Commons by Mr. Macdonald after Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield called for a subsidy program to keep prices from rising Seen and heard About town Mae Novak working on a bright red scarf claiming will be just as long as the wool Pat McKenzie reminiscing about the days when she was queen of the and recalling the time she ran over a playmate's arm because he was in the way. Inside Classified 28-31 Comics.......12 5 District...........21 Family 25 Local 20 Markets..........32 Sports...........14-16 Theatres.........7 TV................6 Weather............3 Youth............26 LOW TONIGHT HIGH FRIDAY 41 CLOUDY. Nixon's threats against newsmen aren't working WASHINGTON The ihairman of the House of Rep- conununicaUons nbcofmntttee Hid today that lespite and ij President Nixon against he television networks they lave not held back in the news. Representative Torberg flacdonald tescrtbed his subcommittee is of the free and said the tengress that stands between he broadcaster and the heavy hand of in a speech pre- pared for a National Press Club I have a single menace to send to the bosses of all the television and radio newsmen in the network and station it's There's nothing the executive branch can do to or for you. Your job to see to it that the news Is reported accurately and by professional Jour- period. to the I say keep on call- ing it as you see Macdonald not being so naive as to believe that the attacks from the White House will afraid that Mr. Nix- on's network neurosis is too far advanced for Meanwhile President Nixon may be cooperating more with new special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski than he did with fired Archibald Cox. Indications of this co-oper- ation with Jaworski surfaced at a federal court session Wednesday and later that night after Nixon had met with 14 Republican senators to discuss Watergate. the Senate Watergate committee scheduled another session for today to discuss illegal cor- porate campaign finances. And Nixon planned more meetings with including lunch with 80 and 00 Democrats. In a memorandum sub- mitted Wednesday to U.S. District Judge Gerhard Jaworski indicated that Nixon has decided to turn over some sensitive tape recordings and documents that had been withheld from Cox. Jaworski's disclosure came In a hearing in the case of Egil indicted on charges of making false statements in a deposition connected with the office burglary of Daniel Ells- berg's psychiatrist. Krogh had gone to court asking for tape recordings made of a July meeting he had with Nixon and former adviser John Ehrlichman. His lawyers also argued for Krogh's access to White House files Krogh con- tends he needs for his defence. Jaworski's memorandum in special prosecutor or a senior member of bis staff will have access to all of the material covered by defen- dant's Jaworski indicated that he will be given tape recordings of conversations between Nix- on and his aides about the so- called White House which Krogh headed. after Nixon met with the Republican fifth in a series of planned meetings with all Republican congressmen and some Demo- Charles Percy of Illinois quoted a White House aide as saying Watergate-related material will be made available to the special prosecutor. Percy said the comment came from Nixon's chief of Alexander who was quoted as special prosecutor can come to the white House and in- dicate what documents he if it is he'll get So far the White House has not turned over any of the sub- poenaed tape recordings that Cox had s.night before his fir- ing.