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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Less-than-enthuslastlc response greets energy-saving plan THE CANADIAN PRESS Federal Energy Minister Donald MacdonaTd's rawest Monday for voluntary energy saving measures combined with fuel price increases from the Ottawa Valley east has drawn mixed provincial reac- tion. kind of .tinkering around on the consuming side of energy is not going to be ef- said Saskatchewan Industry Minister Kim Thoraen. He said Saskatchewan is preparing extensive for long-term con- servation of energy so that large corporations do not nuke windfall profits in the and perhaps control retail gasoline prices. In the the opposi- tion was critical of Mr. Macdonald's urging that peo- ple slow down to SO on the turn out unneeded lights and lower ther- mostats. His annoucement that average price Increases of four to five cents a gallon for Bsoline and heating oil would approved for areas from the Ottawa eait also drew diverse comment from the oil industry. Len Manitoba's in- dustry said provin- cial residents can drive at the speed keep their ther- mostats up and then- Christ- mas lights on without feeling unpatriotic. The Alberta department of federal and iaterfovtrnmea- tal affairs said in a the provincial government conMders.the full if on the citizens of there will be no Premier Gerald Regan of Nova said his province is and will- ing to with the federal measures. In Attorney- General Altx MacdonaM saU Western Canadians help out the Bast if oil shor- tages occur. if price Isn't instituted by the federal government after Jan. when voluntary price restraints are to be be driving our cars on Arab prices even though we have our own oil supplies in the But the federal opposition reacted quickly as ex- not favorably. energy critic i Mid In the Conservative .Alvtn Hamilton that Moral has cowisteotly ftfuftsd to accept the oil shor- tage from the Middle 'Why should the people of Can- ada be left to worry while the government he T.C. Douglas of the New Democratic Party said Cana- dians being required to eat the bitter fruit of the government's procrastina- He said the government had been warned and time again that an oil crisis was im- pending. In John president of the Canadian Pet- roleum said he believed the voluntary measures would work. believe Mr. Macdonald's approach to be be said. if the public and I think it there will be no need for government On the other C.S.Dun- president of the Inde- pendent Petroleum Associa- tion of also based in was less optimistic. has shown that volunteer rationing has usual- ly been defeated by the growth of a black market in the product being Mr. Dunkley said. public must be convinced in its own mind that rationing is necessary and I don't think this is now the The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXVI 294 NOVEMBER 1973 42 Pages 10 Cents Voluntary restraints urged Gov't pleads far oil-use curbs Energy speech in brief OTTAWA CP Energy Minister Donald Macdonald forecast a cold and costly then drove home his Monday night to approving average four-to-five- cents-a-gallon and heating oil increases in and east of the Ottawa River. Valley. He also urged individuals to slow to 50 miles an hour on turn out more lights and lower thermostats in an effort to cope with shor- tages that could reach 20 per cent or more of normal re- quirements. the National Energy Board ordered natural gas exporters to prepare for export price increases by fil- ing written submissions that will lead to formal hearings next year. The submissions must be in by Jan. 22 and the hearings will open at an un- specified date afterward. The Alberta and British Co- lumbia governments have called for export price in- creases to raise the low rates in many were set vears aeo in long-term con- tracts. The board's an- heating oil prices up four to five cents a gallon in Eastern Canada Dec. 1. nouncement will not affect Fuel rationing at wholesale level early in the new year. Impact of heating oil short- ages in some areas will be particularly severe in late winter and spring. Energy supplies allocation board to be established to manage rationing at wholesale level. On way to Mideast Members of -the 3rd Battalion Princess Pat- ricia's Canadian Light Infantry leave Victoria Monday bound for Cairo via Edmonton for a tour of duty m the strife-torn Mideast as part of Canada's peace- keeping force. Canada has agreed to increase its United Nation's Emergency Force by 600 bringing its total contribution to about men. Israelis dub peace force a joke Inside 'There's a hole in the bucket dear dear Abdul...' Classified.....18-20 Comics ...........22 Comment........ 5 District............75 Family.......... 9 Local 14 Markets ........17 11 Theatres............7 TV.................6 Weather ..........3 LOW TONIGHT HIGH WED. WINDY Literary critic eyes JFK plot LOS ANGELES Author Gore a relative the widow of President John said Monday lie is convinced President Kennedy's assassination was Mrt of a conspiracy. do think there was a plot Vidal said in an inter- dew. didn't also found the shooting of jeorge Wallace very mys- said Vidal who bases lis suspicions largely on the act Kennedy's assassin and Vallace'4 assassin wth kept diaries. The author of Myra IrecUnridge said that for two he has made a detail- id study of the diary of Arthur imprisoned for his ittempt to kill the Alabama last year. conclusion is that Lrthur Bremer was not alone and that he had help writing the Vidal said. have studied them with the only expertise that I which is as a literary and I am positive they are forged. It is a very literary Referring also to the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy in 1968 by Palestinian Sirhan Vidal this society where hard- ly anyone can read without moving his it's very interesting that Sirhan and Bremer all kept On the assassination of President Vidal said he had been impressed by documentary passages in a film called Executive Action showing statements made by Lee Harvey Oswald. JERUSALEM Is- raelis appear to consider the expanding United Nations peacekeeping force to be at best irrelevant and at worst an expensive joke. One Israeli military who requested de- scribed the UN force as bloody sissy not worth the power to blow it to The'officer said he and bis colleagues hold no animosity towards the Canadians and many of the other national contingents making up the although they are angered that such states as which has no diplomatic ties with are included. this isn't like the Congo or Cyprus where the two sides were shooting each other with rifles or exploding a grenade here and he said. those maybe the UN did and continues to serve a function. If a couple of guys got hot under the collar and start firing at each then I suppose a neutral soldier might be able to prevent the thing spreading somehow. here we have well-equipped armies and air Peace plea MOSCOW The Soviet Union has sent a message to the Arab summit conference in'Algiers that the time is right for peace in the Middle Pravda reports. The Communist party news- paper says the sign- ed by President Nikolai Podgorny and Premier Alexei declared that the Soviets are willing to contribute to peace but that the Arabs must consolidate and act as one. with highly developed heavy artillery and everything facing each other. we start fighting it will be in earnest and the UN will run. What else could it Do you think it would help things if one of your Canadians started running around in firing off his PARDON US Due to a technical production Page 2 and 15 of today's Chinook supplement have been transposed. Our apologies domestic natural gas prices. Mr. in his gloomiest message said widespread voluntary restraint is vital to cope with anticipated winter shortages. Without the government would be forced to curb energy use by harsh legis- lative measures. caused by Arab oil could cost the country more than of the nearly barrels of crude oil its imports daily to feed markets in southeastern Quebec and the Atlantic Mr. Mar- donald said. These which rely al- most totally on imported will be hit hardest but short- ages also could occur in other parts of Ontario and in British Columbia. Imported oil is used to manufacture some heating oil in B.C. and areas of Ontario that lie west of-the Ottawa the dividding line between markets that are supplied by imported and domestic oil. No are expected in the provinces where domestic oil is used ex- clusively and no mandatory rationing measures will be imposed in areas where no shortages Mr. Mac- donald said. he urg- ed all Canadians to cut con- sumption because oil saved in the West would give the government an added option in dealing with shor- Homeowners asked to lower thermostats to achieve average temperature reduc- tions of five to seven degrees across the country. Federal buildings' tempera- tures to be maximum 68 to 70 degrees during working 63 to 65 at nights and weekends. Commercial and industrial enterprises urged to follow government lead in heat reduction. No restrictions on but motorists strongly urged to reduce highway speeds to 90 miles an hour. More use of car pools re- businessmen urged to limit Christmas light- ing to several days. tages elsewhere. The first shortages would become apparent soon and grow increasingly acute through late winter and early spring.' Gasoline shortages could follow next year if the demand for heating oil prevents refineries from switching to gasoline produc- tion on schedule. He also recommended a vol- untary 50-mile-an-hour speed limit on highways. B.C. willing to invest in oil sands MONTREAL British Columbia would be willing to invest surplus funds into any publicly-owned company established to develop the Alberta oil B.C. Premier David Barrett said Monday Mr speaking to a national convention of the Canadian Union of Public said he had made that proposal some months ago to Alberta's Premier Peter Lougheed in informal talks Mr Lougheed's response then was Mr. Barrett added. Alberta has granted development rights to a private a consortium of four large oil formed to develop the Athabaska oil sands The B.C in a wide-ranging address touching on energy social labor laws and relations be- tween Quebec and the rest of reiterated his posi- tion that oil and gas production should be nationalized. Then he suggested that if Alberta would place oil sand development under public ownership B.C. would be will- ing to participate financially. He also suggested the federal government should make a similar offer to invest funds. Mr Barrett said as of last week B.C had million the and expected to have another surplus budget at the end of this fiscal year. B.C. had a surplus of million when the NDP gained power last he said By doubling the price of natural gas exported to the United his province expected to called an es- timated to million in profits next year B C would invest into a Cana- dian-owned public Mr Barrett said. He also suggested the federal government should mobilize the country's railway network immediately to relieve the threat of oil shortages in eastern Canada there is an emergency let the federal government move on an emergency he said. is no reason why Quebec and Ontario and the east should suffer because the resources are in the West Mr. Barrett levelled a blast at the federal government for allegedly failing to develop a national energy policy. But he added that he favored the government putting a surcharge on- oil exports. have been five energy policies in five months out of the federal government and there is still no clear he said Rose Mary thinks she hit wrong button WASHINGTON U.S. District Judge John Sirica is holding the sub- poenaed White House tapes under but he has given no indication whether he accepts an explanation of why 18 minutes of one of them is blank. Rose Mary Presi- dent Nixon's testified Monday that she thinks she accidentally pushed the wrong button on a recorder while she was listen- ing to the tape of a June meeting between the president and H.R. Halde- man. Assistant special prosecutor Jill Volner told the court that all discussion of the break-in at Democratic party head- tnaiters in the Watergate Dittoing which had oc- curred three days ap- parently took place during the 18-minute period obliterated on the tape by a steady hum. Miss Woods said she Jiad spent long hours at Camp Da- the president's Maryland mountain on the weekend of Sept. transcribing subpoenaed tapes. On Oct. she was back in her office in the White House working on the June 20 tape when her telephone rang. She said she had to reach way behind her to answer it and when she did she the record rather than the stop which was right next to it on the machine. Seen and heard About town WILLIE that WIPF chuckling the Grey Cup game was financially successful for him and the Ot- tawa Rough Riders .Coral Bechdholt promising her friends cheese whiz sandwiches if her new recipe flopped. Bangladesh's children in need of-your help v--- v M. We need your help. The Cup of Milk Fund is depending on you. -And we know we can count on our readers. The goal is It's for the hungry children oi Bangladesh. We're going to send milk to these children because they're because it's the Christmas season and because it's the right thing to do. Our readers are responding already. the donations are coming in. The spirit will grow and like a mighty wave of -the people of Southern Alberta will meet the challenge again this year. One person can't do it. It takes a combined effort. So we're pleading with businessmen and the children down the street to join hands and get the job done The pennies mount up. seems like a lot of money But we're not asking 500 people to do this humanitarian work. We're asking thousands and thousands of southern Alter- tans to pitch in and help. And we know the people in this land are big- hearted and aware of the world's hunger problems After we grow food for the world right here in Southern Alberta We don't grow it for ourselves. We're helping to feed the world It's our and we do it very well indeed. When Christmas rolls we take on another role The spirit of Christmas overcomes or affects and we look toward the people who need the products we grow but who cant afford to buy them. We can't turn hungry children down. We have no intention of turning them down. we'll make them happy this Christmas as we have the past nine Christ- mases Send a You won't miss it. It will buy 35 cups of milk for a hungry little child in Bangladesh. One cup of milk costs three cents. You can sup with the little children this Christmas. You can help. Your your your decision for this project are what we ask We want you to recognize the need ana we want you to do something about it. Carloads of skim milk powder were first supplied to the people of Bangladesh as 9.8 million of them were housed in tem- porary camps set up by the In- dian government in four states of India in 1970 and 1971. One was supplied every two months by the Unitarian Ser- vice Committee to people in 16 camps. USC aid is once more need- ed for six milk distribution centres. These centres are at Sylhet and Rajshhi. A little child is waiting for the cup of milk you can give. Send it to Cup of Milk Lethbridge Herald i. to. A1- 'i ;