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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Blues on the picket line- A city police officer was detailed to walk up and down in front of his station at accompanying a man carrying a sign protesting police brutality. Alex said he was beaten in police cells by three officers in the presence of a sergeant. agree with said Superintendent F-'red Bruce. there is such a thing as police brutality we want it Cost of Hydro halt is a day MONTREAL Devel- opment company officials says the daily cost of the court ordered halt in work on the James Bay power project is in the area of This given by technical personnel in the Crown corporation directing the was revealed on the eve of today's Appeal Court hearing at which com- pany lawyers will seek suspension of last week's Superior Court stop-work in- junction. In their application for sus- pension of the law- yers for the James Develop- ment Corporation and its sub- sidiary the James Bay Energy cited the current energy crisis and said that halting the project would pre- vent the province from meeting future energy needs Although management refuses any comment on the judicial battle while it is still before the they and 19 sub-contracting firms involv- ed in the project hope the three Appeal Court judges will suspend the in- junction so that work can resume until a final decision is reached. At the rate cited by develop- ment officials the additional cost from last when orders to halt non-essential work went out to wilderness construction would be million as of today. Officials of the development company said more than million has been committed to the project so far. They also said about 000 is being paid in salaries to the approximately employees in the north and an additional unknown sum is be- ing paid between 700 and 800 men at the site of the major dam in the project An adjournement was called Monday in Appeal Court to al- low Chief Justice Lucien Tremblay time to study the 170-page judgement of Mr. Justice Albert who granted the injunction Thur- sday. Mr. Justice in ordering a halt to ruled that the natives of the 'James Bay region had never ceded their territorial rights by treaty and that development there cannot take without their consent. CIC sees War negotiators to meet Thursday ASSOCIATED PRESS The Israeli and Egyptian governments prepared today for their next moves in deadlocked negotiations over the establishment of a mutual- ly agreeable ceasefire line along the Suez canal. Negotiators for the two countries will meet again Thursday on the Cairo-Suez road in an effort to resolve what has been described as the last stumbling bloc in im- plementation of the six-point Middle East ceasefire agreement. Egypt has demanded that Israeli forces return to where they were on Oct. 22 when the first UN ceasefire went into effect. During fighting for two days after Israeli forces expanded their positions on the western bank of the completed the cutoff of the Egyptian 3rd Army and entered the city of Suez. Although Egypt has sub- mitted a map purporting to show Israeli positions Oct. the Israeli government has said that the Oct. 22 lines are impossible to determine. Israel has suggested that both sides return to their respective banks of the canal and allow for a six-mile demilitarized zone on each side. The semi-official Cairo newspaper Al Ahram said the Egyptian government the Israeli proposal but said the Thursday session will be Israeli Premier Golda Meir's cabinet met for hours Tuesday night ir. Jerusalem debating strategy in the negotiations. The government negotiator to the Israeli-Egyptian Maj.- Gen. Aharon briefec the but details were not disclosed. from feud EDMONTON Economic chaos will result from federal and Alberta oil says Mel chairman of the Committee for an Independent Canada. Federal provincial oil policies will cost the Canadian consumer billion in 1974 he told an area council meeting. When the federal govern- ment allows prices of Cana- dian oil to rise to the level of offshore prices Feb. the cost of oil will rise to more than double that now being charged in he said. insanity to raise the price because the resulting in- flation will cripple the whole Canadian he added in aft interview later. The Edmonton publisher also told the meeting here there is no way Alberta's oil sands can be developed quick- ly enough_to meet Canada's own needs'and once Alberta's rapidly depleting oil reserves run out in nine to 11 years. Alberta will have to import oil. and heard About town BOWLER Trtaa MacDofe- nell complaining that bowling balls don't bounce very well Regina resident SharleM Merit getting sick at the start of her visit to Lethbridge. The Lethbrtdge Herald VOL. LXVI 269 NOVEMBER 21. 1073 66 Pa0M 10 Ccntt Lewis threatens Liberals again i Winter elect ion By VICTOR MACKIE Herald OtUwa BITCH OTTAWA The crunch couM come for the Liberal minority government on its eriergy policies in probably precipitating a winter general election cam- paign. New Democratic Party leader David Lewis has told reporters outside the com- mons in an interview. The NDP would vote against the Trudeau government prob- ably after the Christmas if the Liberals do not bring forward an oil pricing policy satisfactory to the par- before the .members go home for the holidays. A campaign' in February and March would lead up to an April election date. Lifting of the government's price freeze on petroleum products Jan. .31 will bring about in the price of fuel oil and other petroleum products for all Mr. Lewis warned inside and outside the house. He said outside the commons his party would not stand for this and would vote against the minority government on the issue. Earlier this month Progressive Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield proposed that prices of heating oils used in Canadian households be frozen at current levels throughout the winter. He outlined the Con- servative proposals as a shelter on petroleum products used for home with the federal treasury meeting the cost of maintaining the price freeze. Mr. Lewis said the NDP party would prefer the forma- tion by- the federal govern- ment of a National Oil Cor- poration which would purchase petroleum and sell it to Canadians at an average price for all which would be a The corporation would buy offshore oil as well as do- mestic supplies of oil and average the price out for Canadians across the country. In the commons during question period Tuesday Mr. Lewis asked the prime minister a critical question which has come under discus- sion in NDP caucus. He asked if it was still the intention of the Liberal government to lift the price freeze on petroleum products Jan. 31. Mr. Trudeau said general terms the answer is He pointed out his government had asked the oil companies last Sept. 4 to accept a voluntary freeze until Jan. 31. That was the under- taking he gave and he believed that was the undertaking the major companies intended respecting. Mr. Lewis appealed to the prime minister to realize there would be massive increases in prices of petroleum products as soon as the freeze was off. He urged that parliament be informed by the government before the lifting of the freeze so that Juan Peron suffers heart attack BUENOS AIRES Argentine President Juan Peron suffered a mild heart attack early 'informed sources said. A government communique said only that was recovering from a relapse of a bronchial ailment he suffered last week. But other sources said the communique was issued to avoid spreading alarm about the health of who re- turned to power in Argentina earlier this year. parliament would have an op- portunity to debate and de- cide the issue instead of leav- ing it entirely to the government. Mr. Trudeau said he realiz- ed parliament would want such a debate. However he hoped they would want the debate after the effects of lifting the freeze are evident and the government's policy is to the house. That would be too late said Mr. Lewis. The prime minister said the debate would depend on when the government announces the rest of its energy policy. Mr. Trudeau stressed that he was not saying the matter could be debated only after Feb. 1. Energy 'Minister Donald Macdonald will make an energy conservation policy statement in the commons Monday. Links are still up in air OTTAWA The United States has turned down Canada's latest proposal lo get a new air routes agree- ment under way Transport Minister Jean Marchand has approved. Mr. Marchand said in an in- terview that Washington has rejected the government's suggestion that current air charter discussions be separated from air routes and customs matters. means we will have to complete the charter agree- ment before we can sign the other the minister referring to-earlier accords on air routes and preclearance. The reached in early would mean 46 new routes between the two countries. U.S. customs facilities would be extended to ad- ditional Canadian airports and the Canadian customs service would be introduced to American airports for the first time Meet set Friday on energy row TORONTO The Star says that Donald federal energy and Don Alberta's minister for federal and inter- governmental have agreed to hold a special Ot- tawa-Alberta meeting Friday on the energy dispute between the two. The in an Ot- tawa says the meeting has been arranged to follow immediately after a federal- provincial meeting of energy ministers in Toronto Friday. The the news- paper was reached in a secret meeting between Mr. Macdonald and Mr. 'Getty three hours after Mr. Mac- donald walked out of a taping of a television program in Calgary when a reporter's question angered him. The Star says that neither Alberta nor Ottawa has chang- ed positions or but agreed to forget the past and to start talking again after two weeks1 silence. Alberta had said it was halt- ing energy talks with Ottawa after the federal government increased the export tax on crude oil to a barrel from 40 cents. Soviets taking stand for Arab Palestinians By HEDRICK SMITH New York Times Service MOSCOW The Soviet Union has taken the firm position in private talks with the west that the Arab Palestinians must be represented at a Middle East peace conference. Mitchell Canadian external affairs says Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko has stressed this point in their last two days of talks here. Sharp's disclosure came as Moscow of- ficials expected the arrival of a Palestinian delegation led by Yasir head of the Palestine Liberation organization and the Al- Fatah commando group. Arafat was reportedly coming with representatives of several other groups. Because of the complexity of the Palesti- nian Sharp sounded a pessimistic note on prospects for an ultimate peaceful settle- ment of the Arab-Israeli dispute. He told a news conference the next phase of negotiations looks and Gromyko shares this assessment. Soviet efforts on behalf of the Palestinians have been stepped up while Secretary of State Henry Kissinger promoted the Israeli-Egyptian cease-fire compromise and won Egypt's agreement to restore diplomatic relations with the United States. The Soviet Union has put increasing stress on its links with the Palestinian which Washington has not duplicated. Last a Soviet-Yugoslav communique for the first time endorsed the of the Palestinians. Sharp told newsmen that his talks with Gromyko ranged over east-west negotiations on Central Europe and the issue of Soviet citizens seeking to emigrate to as well as the Middle East problem. He said he found Gromyko taking a rather unyielding position in both areas. He had emphasized Canada's interests in Europe that she shares with other western governments. Sharp favor of trying to remove the barriers that now interfere with the movement of of ideas and of who arrived here Sunday and left late today for a visit to the Black Sea area where he will talk with' Premier Aleksei said Soviet officials put greater stress on inviolability of and non- involvement in internal affairs. But Sharp made clear the greatest atten- tion in the talks had been devoted to the Mid- dle East most important thing Mr. Gromyko said to me about the Palestinian question was that he thought that at forthcoming negotiations for a the Palestinians should be represented apart from we talked about the nature of the problem which we both agreed was extreme- ly Sharp described the Soviet foreign minister as firmly asserting support for Arab negotiating positions. He added they agreed on necessity of maintaining the cease-fire. U.S. makes veiled threat to end Arab oil block WASHINGTON The United States government has hinted that Arab countries' may suffer unless they lift their oil boycott of the U.S. A top state department offi- cial said Tuesday night eco- nomic blackmail would work both ways. The official. State Under- secretary William did not specifically threaten retaliation but noted that the U.S. produces much of the world's food and industrial goods. in a speech in Bowl- ing released by the state department said a world which may well see growing shortages of a variety of economic blackmail in any form with any commodity will be a two-edged those who wield it as well as intended Middle East has much of the world's Porter said. by sharing in a co- operative spirit what each of us produced most only by working to produce more rather than less can we satisfy everyone's Porter's remarks were ad- dressed to Arab states who have imposed an embargo on oil shipments to the U.S. in protest against U.S. support of Israel. President Nixon is expected lo announce next week emer- gency steps to preserve dwindling U.S. oil including curbs on weekend motoring. the oil shortage caused growing jitters on Wall with many investors worrying that the energy crisis will plunge the economy into a recession next year. the Arab oil em- bargo to the United States is it almost guarantees a recession next one stock market analyst said. The New York stock market is in one of its worst slumps in years because of fears that the oil shortage will severely damage the economy. State Secretary Henry Kissinger discussed the crisis here Tuesday night with ex- ecutives of the country's biggest oil companies. Lang compromises on wiretap bill OTTAWA Justice Minister Otto Lang has sub- mi tied a series of amendments that go part way toward meeting objections from provincial attorneys- general to an altered wiretap bill that comes before the Commons this week. He gave notice of the amendments in the House order paper Tuesday after op- position members on the Com- mons justice committee refused to heed the plea of the attorneys-general on the matter of indirect evidence. This would include evidence obtained by wiretap that would be illegal under provisions of the government bill. police and Mr. Lang protested a committee ieci- sion earlier this year to strike out clauses of the bill which would have made indirect evidence usable in court. Mr. Lang told the com- mittee that refusing police the right to use indirect evidence would deny courts informa- tion necessary for arriving at the truth. Under Mr. Lang's com- promise in- direct evidence could be allowed by a judge. This differs somewhat from the original wording by the decision to the discretion of individual judges. Inside Classified....... 28-31 Comics........... 18 Comment.......... 4 District........ 16 Family......... Local 14 Markets....... 22 Sports.......... 25-27 Theatres...........-7 7 Weather........... 3 LOW TONIGHT HIGH THURS. SNOWSHOWERS Armed troops still dominate most Greek affairs AD Aaalytlf By VICTOR L. SIMPSON ATHENS President George Papadopoulos's use of tanks and troops to quell stu- dent-led rioting demonstrated the dominant role the army still plays in the affairs of Greece. One previous precedent was set in 1967 when the army top- pled the parliamentary de- bringing Papado- poulos. then a to power. Otaeron say only a countercoup tar the army could dModgfllfin. And there are no skgiuof jWlpppening. this time so they called in the said a politician who was prominent before the coup. was a sign of One theory circulating here says Papadopoulos brought in the army during the riots last week partly for fear of losing control of it if he let it stand idle during the disturbances. But other views hold that if the strongriian president hadn't moved to crush the the rioters would have had time to marshal more support for bringing down the government. Students were prominent among the rioters. But George a former cabinet minister who was put under house arrest Tuesday said it was the additional sup- port the students gained that led to the stiff reaction by the government. Mavros was arrested along with another former cabinet minister John Zigdis and Pan- ayotis pre- mier of the government that Papadopoulos toppled. The government rounded up 46 more dissidents in the bringing the number in custody to 250. and said all schools of higher learning will be closed until Dec. 10. Students staged numerous protests earlier this beginning with purely academic but stood alone and were silenced by arrests and a government decree drafting them into the army. New outbursts arose after Nov. 4. when clashes took place between police and mourners attending a memorial service for George Papandreou. the former liberal The sen- tencing of five persons in con- nection with the disturbances led to a four-day sit-in at the Athens Polytechnic Institute. The sit-in leaders first call- ed for an end to political trials and for academic freedom. But the demands became mix- ed with calls for the ouster of immediate elections and a withdrawal of NATO forces from Greece. Soldiers and police finally stormed the institute early Saturday and ousted the students. Eleven penons were killed in the clashes. During the Polytechnic students used a.. radio transmitter to appeal to workers to Join the protest. About of mosJy construction workers in the.. Athens answered the call and strengthened the anti- government front. ;