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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Lougheed will ask tor power to make speedier oil decisions EDMONTON Alberta legislature returnee Monday for a i aim y planed Ike provincial govi will help it respond govern- WeaaOBS that and to federal tbe Ust is to be a id marketing board to tell all of the oil from Crown leases and a floating system of oil form of taxatkm-that will increase at oil prices rift. Observers My Peter UitfttMl MOMy to use Us new weapons until the carrot Ottawa oil pottey ex- pires Jan. M. they add. when be dees me the wjeapnt are not in Ottawa despite squabble that hat extatad wtth Alberta since the early fall. early Alberta hat enerfy discussions with the Ot- which had been art off far nan tku a month and the two feveruaents now art both calling for similar Federal Energy Minister Donald recently Invited the oil-produeini provinms to raise their ofl as Alberta plans to Qffidafc Alberta is cur- rently locked into a royalty scheJUde in which oif leases ctjniot hi chanted except by lafjstotitt. on the offer tonhle to jump in with an evfort tax on oil with If advance notice. Mr. IripMd said he wiU ask thelegislature to givehim the same kind of flexibility that Ottawa enjoys. Laws oriflnally designed to provide the oil industry as much stability as possible so it would locate in the province suddenly are to be aimed at giving the government the power to change relations on a montn-to-month basil. The premier has Mid the amount of royalties oil companies pay will be in- creased substantially but would not specify the amount. Provincial government spokesmen have never- that it will likely be enough to provide the provin- cial treasury with more than the million a year that Ot- tawa has offered it as Alber- ta's of the export tax. Mr. hfacdouilrt has also es- poused another idea that Al- berta plans to introduce at the The minister recently told a Commons committee he accepts tbe idee of provincial marketing boards charging higher royalties which would If not the federal expert tax. the marketing board toftolntion will definitely be introduced because the province wants to be in a posi- tfctt where government determines in relation to the sale of crude maybe in' due natural gas -what prices will He has not announced whether the agency will be profit-making. VOL. LXVI 297 The Uthbridge Herald LETHBRIDGE. NOVEMBER 1973 32 Pages 10 Cents U.S. experts said to favor gas rationing Bird's-eye view The human side of the Mideast War Took 12 days to Gag yields prisoners 1 8 5 I By TERENCE SMITH New York Times News Service JERUSALEM On the Egyptian front a day after the Oct. 22 two Israeli freelance photographers armed only with cameras stumbled upon an Egyp- tian missile base and accidentally took 18 Egyptian soldiers prisoner. On the Syrian an injured Syrian pilot downed and lost on the rugged slopes of Mount Hermon survived for 12 days and scribbled a moving last will before he died. On the Egyptian side of the waterway one the Israeli actor who starred in on the was suddenly given a weapon and told to guard two other passengers aboard a helicopter on which he was to return to the Israeli side. The passengers turned cut tc be an Egyptian brigadier and a Colonel two of the highest-ranking prisoners the Israelis captured during the war. These and other stories of the Middle East war have emerged only in recent more than a month after the cease- now that some of the soldiers are be- ing demobilized or coming home on leave. Taken they reveal more about tbe shock and confusion and pathos-of the battlefield than all tbe official communi- ques combined. The two Israeli Micha Bar AM and Shtomo had been mobilized at the outset of the war and were taking pictures for tbe Israeli army magazine. On Oct. the day after tbe scheduled start of the they were moving with Israeli combat un- its about 10 miles north of the town of Suez on the western bank of the canal. Suddenly they saw the photographic target they had been an apparently deserted Egyptian surface-to-air missile base about half a mile off the main road. Leaving the unit they had been the two men approached the site on photographing the radar equipment at- tached to the missiles as they got closer. Fractured Arabic on an Bar Am started shouting in my fractured come out with your hands Move meant it as a he one after a group of shell-shocked Egyptian soldiers started coming out of the underground bunker. They filed out with their hands up and threw their weapons on the ground in front of us. There were 18 of them. One of them was weeping and praising Allah that we had come and that tbe war was finally over for him. were so stunned they didn't even realize we were ur-irmed. One man kissed the sleeve of my Bar Am said he quietly reached down and picked up one of their discarded weapons. Then be and his colleague tied the Egyptians' hands behind their backs with their lined them up in a and marched them off in front of a commandeered jeep. When they reached the main fiey turned their compliant prisoners over t the first combat unit that passed. Confusion reigned Similar accoi its have emerged about the confusion or both the last 48 hours of fighting as tbe Israeli and Egyptian armies scrambled to improve their final positions. The front lines chang- ed every few hours so that it was never possible to be sure which side was holding a given road or area. In one two armed Egyptian soldiers were driving four newly-captured Israeli prisoners in a jeep toward which they thought was safely in- side Egyptian territory. Without realizing they drove their captives directly into the Israeli lines. of four Israeli there were suddenly two more Egyptian an Israeli officer said The body of tbe Syrian pilot was found by Israeli forces on Oct. 22 in a remote ravine on Mount the high peak that overlooks the Golan Heights. He had apparently bailed out of his Mig-21 fighter in tbe early days of the fighting and been injured on landing. On the rubber dinghy that was part of his survival be scrawled the following message in which be labeled his will and is the 12th day that I am alive and still awaiting help. My foot and knee are broken and I cannot move. With these broken limbs I crawled one kilometer and I still wait for your help and the help of Allah. I should die before you reach please accept a In the name of Allah the don't throw men into bat- tle and then neglect them. The pilot shjned Us name as Muhammad Yassin Ibn Muhammad Kheir AI-Nishat. A bird's-eye view of southeast Lethbrydge's resi- dential areaj Is offered workmen on top floors the Heidelberg House Motet nearing completion 5t 1303 Mayor Magrath Drive. The nine-storey project was begun in June but was continually delayed as developer Gretzinger scrambled'to meet parking requirements deemed necessary by the Municipal Planning Commisiion. BILLGROENEN photo Co-ops threaten propane firms Natural gas co-operatives are posing a serious threat to small propane distribution say some propane industry officials. The' officials argue that a new provincial program to br- ing gas to more rural customers will also raise the price of propane to people who can't hook in to the natural gas supply. Joe manager of Cigas Products Ltd in says the co-ops will drain away 80 per cent of sonje of the smaller com- panies' business. will completely wipe out three companies in Alberta south of tie says There is no new business on the horizon to replace that be- ing lost to the co-ops. Mr. Parsons predicts that one of the results of the situa- tion will be control of the propane distribution industry by a few major companies. guy that will get hurt is the propane predicts Vic Bohonos. manager of marketing and transporation for Canadian Superior Oil. will be limited to serv- ing markets farther away from highways. His price is going to go up Mr Bohonos suggests it is unfair to penalize the producer of any product through government programs. He says the free market price should prevail for the .benefit of the producer and that consumers adversely affected should be compen- sated by a rebate system. Woman killed One person was lulled and another injured in a one car accident early this morning on Highway 3 near 29 miles east of lethbridffe. RCMP said the car left the road and rolled. Identity of the dead a has not been released. The other occu- pant of the car has undeter- mined injuries. He says the encroachment bv natural gas co-ops is serious because distributors have taken 10 years building up their markets. Despite a continued demand for propane they will be hurt. Probably the greatest ad- vantage natural gas has over propane is its price about 65 cents in some co-ops com- pared to for an equivalent amount of propane WASHINGTON President Nixon may be near- ing a decision on whether to impose gasoline higher gasoline taxes or both He scheduled a meeting for today with his cabinet-level energy group. Such a move usually means that a decision is near. Sources said the energy group is leaning heavily toward recommending ration- ing to Nixon Senior ad- ministration officials have concluded that Congress would not approve a large in- crease in the federal tax on gasoline to discourage the sources said.' Nixon is known to view rationing asa last resort. On Nov. t he. said the public would resent peacetime ratio- ning very and that he personally disliked it because of the power it would give to the officials who would administer it. In a broadcast address Sun- Nixon announced measures he said would eliminate about 10 per cent of a 17-per-cent shortage of petroleum and that ditional actions will be nec- Herbert chairman of the President's Council of 'Economic said Thursday that no decision has been made either way. Contingency plans are being drafted for the White House has confirmed. reporting on a high- level assessment of the fuel shortage's economic predicted it will push the United States economy down to near recession levels next year. now standing at 4.5 per will rise to close to six per he -I idiot put a coffee cup on the Classified....... 28-31 Comics............24 Comment.......... 4 District............19 Family........ 23 Joan Waterfield 7 Local News 18 Markets...........26 Sports.......... 13-15 Theatres........... 7 10 Weather........... 3 At Home..........27 LOW TONIGHT HIGH SATURDAY CLOUDY said. That would mean that more than a million workers would lose jobs. Stein said the U.S. can ex- pect sharply higher fuel prices He said the govern- ment should maintain price controls on petroleum because oil companies would Nixon to tes WASHINGTON The special Watergate prosecutor's staff wants Alex- ander President Nixon's top to testify at a federal court hearing on the 18-minute gap in one of the subpoenaed presidential tapes. White House lawyers in- dicated at the close of Thurs- day's session in court that there is no objection to Haig's and the only problem is arranging a time. Haig's name cropped up fre- quently this week during tes- timony by Rose Mary the president's personal and Fred White House counsel assigned to the tapes case. Disclosure that Haig will testify came during a series of Watergate developments at the courthouse and elsewhere that included. of Dwight former presidential appointments on charges of lying to the original Watergate grand statement from presidential press secretary Ronald Ziegler that the special prosecutor's staff has certain amount of ed suspicion and visceral dis- like for this president and this suggestion from special Watergate prosecutor Lean Jaworski that all White House tapes be turned over to the court for a suggestion Ziegler termed just request that Sirica have the Watergate tapes in his possession copied and have tbe four for which the White House made no claims of executive privilege turned over immediately to the -grand jury investigating the Watergate break-in and otherwise reap windfall profits. He said the worst impact will come in the first six months of next year and said the output of the economy may decline from January through-March. report by The Associ- ated Press that the White House has told investigators into the activities of the plumbers unit that they could jeopardize the life of a foreign agent and a Central Intelligence Agency op- eration involving eavesdropp- ing on Soviet including Communist party chief Leonid'Brezhnev. YOUNG KENNEDY GOES HOME WASHINGTON Ed- ward Kennedy whose right leg was amputated above the knee Nov 17 in an attempt to arrest bone left hospital today with his Senator and Mrs. Edward Kennedy. The 12-year-old boy walked unassisted except for crutches and was holding a football given him by coach George Al- len of the National Football League's Washington Redskins. Swi and About town A DELIVERED pack- age of Shriner sweepstakes address- ed to Deaald a friendly dog owned by Fanny wondering why she needs coolant for her car in tbe winter when it should be Put a smile on sad faces the last day of we have in the Cup of Milk Fund. Let's push on toward tbe goal. news says Unitarian Service Committee director Dr. Lotta would appear that nothing but brutality is left in the world and that all the beautiful things In fife have But Southern Albertans know this is not so. The USC testifies that this is not so. Come Southern Alber- tans. light a flame of hope in a harsh world. Come Lethbrtdie. let's win hands with uncounted decent human beings to help build a better tomorrow for all the world's children. To help its sponsored children become self supporting citizens of their countries has always been a basic USC aim. But now we must help the Bangladesh women rebuild their lives. Dr. Hitschmanova knows their A widow accom- panied by an undernourished two year old describes how Pakistani soldiers pulled her husband off a bus and shot him in a nearby field. Now there is no one to support the family. Let's show these young women Canadians have com- carloads ot skim milk powder this Christmas. The total coat is 43 cents per not counting the cost of bland or per carload. Every dollar you tend buys 8 cups of miBt for a hungry Baiigtadesh child. these hungry children line up for milkTuSC milk dis- tribution centres are located in Bangladesh at Sylhet and Rajshhi. Shipments are scheduled to arrive In Bangladesh in February and 1914. Protein malnutrition Is a major cause of death among infants and young children. IWv katw I Mk------'- Ui the square mile in Bangladesh. About five million farmer families cultivate Jute. Tea is another important cash crop. Industries are slowly being rebuilt. The war displaced millions. Rebuilding USC social workers in Bangladesh mix Canadian skim mini powder daily for distribution to the needy. Please help. Please back the cause. We need your your pennies and your prayers. You can provide a cup of milk for a hungry little boy or girl. Send your gift to Cup of Milk IjthlipJJai UM.U ;