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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Ban on Sunday driving unlikely at present time WASHINGTON The United States will start runn- ing short cf power plant fuel by home heating oil by late and gas- oline by early Interior Secretary Rogers Morton told reporters Wednesday. Unless difficult cuts can be made .in electricity con- Morton may be in the brownout by December or particularly in the eastern areas. That could mean voltage re- ductions as usually signified by or higher electric rates to discourage or even in which areas take turns losing all their electricity for several hours at a time. Those alternatives were outlined by Eric a deputy assistant secretary for at a question-and- answer session provided by Morton for reporters. Zausner said reductions of 10 to 20 per cent in electricity use would be needed. Electric utilities in the U.S. generate about 15 per cent of their power by burning residual oil SHORTAGE GETS WORSE Zausner said a residual oil shortage of some 13 per cent will develop in the last quarter of mainly in December. In the first quarter of next he the residual shortage will leap to more than 29 per cent. But the impact will not be spread evenly throughout the it will hit hardest at the northeastern and Middle Atlantic heavily depen- dent on imported residual oil. Zausner said steps could be taken to ease the such as increasing .domestic oil production and altering refinery but he couldn't say if such steps could be taken in time to head DATSUN Now On Display At FOREIGN CAR LTD 1102-3rdAve. S. Phone 328-9651 Liver transplant patient Three-year-old Lisa Klingelsmith sits with pen in hand in her room at New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer 10 days after undergoing a liver trans- plant Her doctor said the girl is Datsun's new luxury number. New For 1974 our top-of-the line Datsun is equipped with a bigger overhead cam and a 4-speed standard or optional 3-speed automatic transmission. New interior Fully reclining front bucket seats feature cloth inserts in sedan models for smart appearance and cool comfort in warm weather driving. For your we've added a clock to our dash. A new 610 option this Datsun's own air conditioning units. New We've added an energy-absorbing bumper system to the 610's package of standard safety equipment that already includes power-assisted front disc independent rear suspension for better tough unit body construction and fully retractable belts. Improved emission controls make the new 610 safer for the environment too. New continuous or intermittent operation windshield wipers improve rainy weather visibility. New Datsun The 610's overhead cam engine was designed by the same team that enabled Datsun to claim better fuel economy than any other car sold in the United according to U.S. Government 1973 Environmental Protection Agency tests. Datsun saves. Test drive a Datsun's new luxury number. It comes as a 4-door a hardtop and a 5-door wagon. all you really need is a DATSUN more than 1300 Datsun dealers in North America. Foreign Car Ltd. 1102-3rd South 328-9631 off the looming shortage. President Nix- on was pondering a proposal to ban gasoline sales on Sun- and his cabinet-level energy emergency action group met to discuss further fuel-saving ideas. Roy director of the Of- fice of Management and said Nixon had made no decision on the Sunday- sales hut Ash ruled out a ban on Sunday driving. He said Nixon would make some announcements on energy actions John director of the Cost of Living Wednesday raised the possibility of early price increases on home heating by revealing that his council was considering to encourage its production at the nation's refineries. CUTS NEAR Despite such the administration prepared to impose a cut of 15 per cent in home heating oil allocations below the uncontrolled levels available last winter. Eli director of the distillate fuels allocation said the administra- tion is the verge of a deci- sion on the heating-oil reduc- The shortage of home heating oil is shared by other including diesel and jet fuel. In four inter- national airlines have an- nounced the elimination of 68 round-trip transatlantic flights per week to save fuel. Canada's UNEF bill may hit million UNITED NATIONS Canada's share of the cost of financing the UN Emergency Force will run to about depending on which of several financing plans the UN decides to adopt. Secretary-General Kurf Waldheim has estimated it will cost million to finance the Middle East force for the six months for which it has been and the UN's finance com- mittee now is considering how to spread the cost among the 135 UN members. Under a 35-nation proposal now under study by the com- Canada would be call- ed upon to pay 3.16 per cent of the million imately But an East Bloc counter-proposal sub- mitted by the Soviet Union would add 10 per cent to the contributions by industrializ- ed raising the Cana- dian cost approximately 000 to Under the main which has Canada's of the million cost would be apportioned among the five permanent members of the Security Council on this the United States the Soviet Union France Britain 84 million and China million. China opposed the setting up of UNEF and already has said it will not contribute to the peacekeep- ing operation OTHERS PAY LESS Another would be divided among economically developed including which are not per- manent members of the Security Council. Some would be shared by economically less developed nations and the re- maining by a group of small states at the bottom of the economic scale. Britain already has an- nounced a advance towards its assessment for the operation. The committee also is to de- cide the basis on which the UN will pay countries which are contributing troops to UNEF Canada and sharing support are expected to contribute about men each. Other units are being provided by In- Peru and Panama. The Soviet Union has pro- posed a limit of a man a month on the maximum contribution the UN would pay to states contributing UNEF units to compensate them for any additional costs they incur as a result of the peacekeep- ing operation. The force now stands at 428 including 470 from Canada. The United States announc- ed Wednesday it is prepared to pay about 29 per cent of the cost of the peacekeeping force a spirit of At this the U.S. bill for the first six months of the which is now moving into position between the Egyptian and Israeli would be million. Union officials unwrap new ideas OTTAWA Union chiefs will unwrap a new set of collective bargaining ideas for approval today as the Professional Institute of the Public Service holds its bien- nial convention here. The institute has acquired a new chief ex- ecutive Val since its last meeting. He has proposed an industrial relations program based on which seeks to eliminate the traditional adversary system in bargaining. His theory includes a proposal called final-offer selection in which a chosen of- ficial judges final bargaining positions of management and unions if voluntary agreement is not reached. The officer then selects which of the two sets of proposals submitted by the parties is most reasonable. That position is accepted in its entirety and made binding. Mr. Scott said in a recent in- terview that fear that the other party's position will be accepted entirely will lead to submission of moderate proposals. RESPONSE COOL Response from most union leaders outside the institute has been cool and some members who would like to see the institute become more militant might .reject the theory. Mr. an engineer and one-time NDP candidate in the federal riding of York came to the institute this year after a shakeup in the union staff. He says that professionals represented in the including such diverse groups as computer nurses and are averse to traditional bargain- ing methods which include the strike. professionals the strike is like giving pacifists the atomic he says. Under federal a bargain- ing unit can choose a concilia- tion and strike option or binding arbitration in dispute settlement But he is also skeptical of the arbitration choice. UNDERMINES PROCESS bargains seriously when arbitration is used It undermines the collective Dargaining Mr. 'Scott adds. The point the final- selection which he is that seldom will a position be reached'at which an arbitrator will have to be appointed. Moderate sub- missions by the parties should lead to quick agreement. Claude president of the Public Service Alliance of largest federal em- ployee said recently that final selection could work where one item is in dispute. But he cautions that a sub- mission by a party could be reasonable on all disputed items but one. That one un- reasonable proposal could destroy the validity of the other suggestions. Mr. Scott recognizes the skepticism of union officials and says he does not expect .them to respond positively to the final selection and cor- porate humanism proposals now. Truck driver escapes death RUMSEY The driver of a three-ton truck es- caped death yesterday in a collision with a Canadian National Railways freight train near this 70 miles northeast of Calgary. RCMP said Clarence Walter of the Rumsey was in serious condi- tion in Drumheller Municipal Hospital following the mis- hap. the crews of the northbound freight train were not injured in the accident involving the grainnauling truck which oc- curred about 10 miles northwest of Rumsey. ;