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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETH8RIDGE HERALD Friday, November 15, 1974 Stanfield alleges Grits rob rich, starve poor OTTAWA (CP) The rna- lonU Liberal government accused Thursdav o! from the rich and from the poor Opposition Leader Robert -ranheld said in the Commons Liberals are trying to grab ul of natural resources uni the provinces Earlier, -j were attacked for not '3dging more food aid to ,c.untnes where people are 'jing of starvation Mr Stanfield's comment during debate of the pro- petroleum administra- tion act. which would give Ot- tawa final authontv to set the selling price of domestically- produced oil and natural gas. He said the act was the first stage oi a "massive two- pronged assault" to take over resource jurisdiction. The second stage was the proposal, outlined in the government's defeated May 6 budget, to remove provincial royalty payments by oil com- panies as a federal income tax deduction. Mr. Stanfield said he expects the tax measure will be brought back in the new budget Monday night. THE Progressive Con- servatives held up final ap- proval of the proposed act, now not expected to pass until after the budget speech. The government will be on the griddle again today as the Commons debates a New Democratic Party motion condemning its performance at the world food conference in Rome. The motion criticizes government "failure to provide leadership concerning the food crisis facing many developing nations" and calls for an increased commitment of food and other agricultural assistance to needy nations. Liberals announce election fund drive OTTAWA (CP) The na- Liberal party announc- plans Thursday for raising than million a year c. the next four years by in- .iliug Canadians to make tax- 1 _ductible contributions to the t v. The Liberals plan a major J ive to fill party bank ac- across the country with million by the time next general election is probably in 1978. The amount is about the the Liberals will be to spend, both nation- and in each of the 264 rid- j- under new election ex- legislation which came force in August Member of parliament John and Senator Gildas of Manitoba, the party president, told news conference Thursday idea is to take "full legal --vantage" of the legislation build up party reserves f..re the next election is The legislation sets strict limits on campaign spending by national political parties individual candidates, re- full disclosure of gifts .xceeding limits adver- m election campaigns. "ovides some government of campaign costs allows donors to claim tax 'INTER GAMES And OU! -bruiry 11 to 23 of will the Cirude Winter Gamee M citizen have opportunity to ensure oi the by your j ol the volunteer which need your help Opcfiton Opcfittrs onMbon looth Wort MfOrtt Stiff eeeti 1 Into iinPen and to the operator (0) M-10f tvtri) or contact deductions of up to for their contributions. The legislation provides a sliding scale of deductions of as much as on a contribution to a maximum of for contributions ex- ceeding Money will be raised by the party through its provincial federations but, except for amounts to cover operating costs of these groups, it will all be used for national pur- poses, Senator Molgat said. Senator Molgat said he had no idea how much the Liberals spent either nationally or in individual ridings to re-gain their Commons majority in the July 8 election. Others at the news conference es- timated that the national cam- paign in 1972 cost the Liberals about million. Lalonde revives Israel jet fuss OTTAWA (CP) Health Minister Marc Lalonde said Thursday he was present when the possibility of his us- ing a private jet for a recent trip to Israel first arose. His statement in the Com- mons revived opposition prob- ing on whether there was a conflict of interest involved in Mr. Lalonde's travelling on the Distillers Corp.-Seagrams Ltd. aircraft with Charles Bronfman, the company's ex- ecutive vicepresident. "I was present with the Is- raeli ambassador and Mr. Mr Lalonde told Sinclair Stevens He stood by his earlier statement that travel arrangements were made by the Israeli embassy, but Lin- coln Alexander West) said the new information showed "the minister was part and parcel of the arrangements with respect to the use of the plane." Joe Clark Mountain) said the trip clear- ly was not arranged only by the host government as Prime Minister Trudeau said Tuesday. Mr. Clark wanted a Com- mons committee to consider what happened and to recom- mend guidelines to avoid possible cases of conflict of in- terest. Mr. Trudeau replied that the government already has put the question of conflict of interest before the House and any member can bring the Lalonde affair before the com- mittee concerned. A spokesman for the Montreal public relations firm that dealt with queries for Seagrams said the invitation was made by Mr. Bronfman and Mr. Stevens quoted an Israeli embassy official Tues- day as saying that the em- bassy did not arrange the plane transportation. New rail passenger plan within sight _ OTTAWA Minister Jean Marchand said Thursday he expects to an- nounce a new passenger train policy before the end of the year. But the passenger corpora- tion would not be im- plemented by the government unless the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railways failed to agree on major improvements to rail service. The new corporation, first announced during campaign- ing for the July 8 federal elec- tion, also would look at high- speed rail service on routes like Edmonton-Calgary and the route from Montreal to the Atlantic provinces. Junk art Rodin's statue of Balzac overlooks piles of garbage in Paris. Gar- bagemen, who joined a strike of public employees Wednesday, returned to their jobs Thursday. A re- cent wave of strikes in France are in protest against the high cost of living. Prison complaint repeated MONTREAL (CP) Prisoners' claims that they were treated "like dogs" in St. Vincent de Paul Peniten- tiary were met by protests from guards about violence they suffer. Guards and prisoners alike complained bitterly about "in- human working and living conditions" when reporters visited the prison's 43-year-old maximum security segrega- tion section, cellblock No. 1, Wednesday at the invitation of Solicitor-General Warren Allmand. Mr. Allmand had announced the invitation in the Commons last Thursday following a letter from escaped prisoners Richard Blass. 29. and Edgar Roussel. 28. in which they threatened a killing spree if the press were not allowed into the penitentiary and con- ditions there not improved. Blass and Roussel were among five men. all known as escape artists, who fled Oct. 23 from the visiting room of the prison after threatening guards with weapons. Choked screams of "we're not dogs we're human beings" from an inmate in a cell filled with tear gas fumes greeted reporters as their visit started. Two convicted car thieves, gassed in punish- ment for allegedly beating up a guard four hours before the press corps arrived, ransack- ed their cell, hurled their meals over the floor and screamed of being abused. Henry requests rigid fuel rule CHICAGO (AP) State Secretary Henry Kissinger of the United States, warning that "it is our liberty that in the end is at has called for rigid international co- operation to cut oil consump- tion and develop new energy sources. Only a serious reduction in consumption by industrialized nations will impel oil- producing nations to negotiate lower oil prices, Kissinger said. Otherwise, "we face further and mounting worldwide shortages, un- employment, poverty and hunger." imperiling inter- national order. "It is our liberty that in the end is at stake and it is only through the concerted action of the industrial democracies that it will be said Kissinger in a major address at the University of Chicago. Kissinger said North Amer- ica, Western Europe and Japan must co-operate because "there can be no purely American solution." He proposed a five-point in- ternational program of co- operation to check the effects of the global energy crisis. The plan included reduced dependence on foreign oil sup- plies; dynamic development of alternative energy sources; a shoring up of economies overburdened by huge outlays paid in high oil prices to producing nations: continuing aid at least at current levels to developing countries: and meaningful dialogue with producers after bargaining power is attained through reduced consumption. The United States will play a major role in any inter- national co-operative effort, specifically seeking to reduce oil imports over the next decade to no more than one million barrels daily from seven million barrels a day, said Kissinger, Kissinger proposed an inter- national agreement to set con- sumption goals, asking that by the end of 1975 industrialized countries reduce their con- sumption of oil by three million barrels a dav and meet each year to set annual targets. He urged the industrialized bloc to make a major shift to- ward use of nuclear power, coal, gas and other energy re- sources to transform current shortages into energy sur- pluses by the 1980s. Japanese pressured TOKYO (Reuter) Japan today strove to cope with growing pressure from the United States and France for its support of their respective plans to solve the world energy problem. Official sources expressed the hope that the two plans would eventually be merged, so that Japan need not make a hard choice between them. Official sources said, how- ever, it would be extremely difficult for Japan to reject the new five-point plan, because it was linked with a scheme to recycle large amounts of oil money. The foreign ministry an- nounced today that Japan had agreed in principle to the French plan to call a confer- ence of oil-producing, oil-con- suming and non-oil-producing developing countries. Reserve estimate premature CALGARY (CP) Higher natural gas prices should ul- timately lead to an increase in available supplies of the fuel, representatives of Chevron Standard Ltd. told the National Energy Board Thur- sday. But company president Arthur Bristow said it was still too early to determine what effect price increases granted during the past year have had on reserves. RCMP travel query irks Atkinson OTTAWA (CP) Revers- ing a previous statement. Solicitor-General Warren All- mand admitted Fndav that 'he RCMP did use a Saskatoon travel agency to gather infor- mation on Roy Atkinson. president of the National Farmer1; Union One rheck on farm leader's travel plans wac made in 1972 with the agency, P Lawson Travel Ltd Mr Allmand told the Commons. He said the action was taken because of reports that the might attempt to disrupt Hnme activities in ndrlo'tr-iown The previous the NFl" organized a tractor blockade in Prince Kdwarrl Island, disrupting Mr Atkinson was arrested daring the blorkade but the BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL mined there were no NFU plans to disrupt the Charlottetown event Mr Atkinson, reached at NFt" of fires in Saskatoon. >-3irj he was angered by the disclosure and has sent a letter to Mr Allmand asking for an investigation Mr Allmand said the RCMP all available sources of information during an investigation But he had been lold that no travel apency Further checks would be made with the RCMP to clanfv the situation, he said Mi Allinr.n'l said he has not rherkt-d whether the RCMP mom tor travel agencies for information on native leaders Mr Allmand also was asked m the Commons whether the RO1P is investigating other union leaders or members of Parliament Such investigations would i. -individuals I JTIJV the be said '.here su'-pu-jons about ronvmitlmg breaches the security of the News in brief Son, 23, charged in shooting HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) The son of an auto service manager has been arrested and charged with fatally shooting his father, mother, and four brothers and sisters while they slept in their ex- pensive Long Island home. Ronald DeFeo Jr., 23, was booked Thursday night at police headquarters here on six counts of second-degree murder. Suffolk County deputy police commissioner Robert Rapp said all six victims were shot from close range as they slept in their bedrooms of the family's house in Amityville, N.Y. The murder weapon has not been found. However, police said "cer- tain items of physical evidence" that were linked to the defendant had been recovered. But no motive for the slayings was offered, as Rapp declined to discuss evidence in the case. Legislator fires pistol SAIGON (Reuter) A pro- government legislator today fired his pistol in the lower house of parliament during a debate on amendments to South Vietnam's political par- ties law. The deputy, Nhu Van Uy, fired into the air after coming under verbal and opposition members opposed to proposed changes in the law. The uproar starter after Uy accused the opposition of arrogance and used phrases considered highly insulting to Vietnamese. The debate brought renewed attacks on the Saigon govern- ment, which was accused of wanting to maintain a one- party state. Americans flee from Angola JOHANNESBURG (AP) More than 100 American women and children were flown to South Africa today from Luanda, the capital of Angola, to escape the threat of racial violence. Most of the refugees are wives and children of employ- ees of cabinda Gulf Oil, a U.S. company operating in the Cabinda field north of the capital of the Portuguese colony. Joe Connor, a Cabinda Gulf executive who accompanied the refugees, said the situa- tion in Luanda is calm but trouble was feared this weekend. Regal cake in the clouds LONDON (CP) Princess Anne and her husband, Capt. Mark Phillips, left London to- day by air for a three-day trip to Toronto which will include a visit to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. They travelled in the first- class compartment of a sched- uled Air Canada flight which took off from London's Heat- hrow Airport at p.m. local time. On board, a surprise awaited the couple, who celebrated their first wedding anniversary Thursday. Chefs Roy Ledgerwood and John Graham had baked a special cake for the occasion. Explosion linked with extremists COVENTRY, England (Reuter) Police believe that a man blown to pieces in an explosion near a city centre telephone exchange Thursday night had been planting the bomb. After the blast another man ran away but was captured by men emerging from a nearby tavern. Police said they had previous knowledge of him and the dead man. The explosion, which exten- sively damaged the telephone exchange, was one of three in the Midlands. Police said the fact that no warnings were given Thurs- day led to speculation that bombs were planted by an ex- treme left wing group called Red Flag 74. Nixon recuperates at villa SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) Former president Richard Nixon, pale and thin, settled down at his oceanside villa today for a quiet recuperation from phlebitis surgery. Nixon left hospital in a wheelchair Thursday and returned to his San Clemente home. Meanwhile the head of a medical team assigned to determine whether Nixon is well enough to testify in the Watergate coverup trial said he wanted the court to assist him with legal matters before he attempts the examination. Hoffa seeks nomination DETROIT (AP) Former Teamsters president James Hoffa says he will seek the nomination to lead his old De- troit Local 299. Hoffa. who was barred from engaging in union activity un- til 1980 under terms of his parole on a jury-tampering conviction, said his nomina- tion for the local presidency would not violate the parole ban He said he had overwhelm- ing acceptance from the local's membership to run for office unless U.S. Attorney- General William Saxbe rules otherwise. He added that in the meantime "my decision is I'm going to run." Barrett departs for China VICTORIA (CP) Premier Dave Barrett and three other government members are to leave British Columbia today for a two week visit to China at the invitation of the Chinese ambassador to Canada Mr Barrett said Thursday that his party will visit a northern area of China that has been closed to foreigners, adding it is a new industrial area related to development of the Chinese oil industry. One of the main reasons for tlic trip is to explore possible markets for B.C. lumber in China Island dentist fined MASSKT. BC