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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta UN agency urged to aid drought victims By GEORGE KITCHEN UNITED NATIONS (CP) Canada has called for the establishment of a UN agency to handle emergency and longterm relief for the victims of drought-stricken West Africa. Bruce Rankin, a senior member of the Canadian delegation, told the economic and social committee that Canada feels the UN, with its various agencies, is the only institution "with broad enough scope to deal with such a complex task." "Canada considers that the agencies and organs of the United Nations system, par- ticularly the United Nations development program, must play the fullest possible role in such a mechanism." For her part, Rankin said, Canada was prepared 'to par- ticipate actively in such a program and, if requested, to provide technical assistance for immediate, medium and long-term rehabilitation. Rankin spoke as the com- mittee considered relief measures for millions of Africans living on near- starvation diets as a result of a prolonged drought in the Sudano-Sahelian zone of West Africa. The zone, where agricultural output is meagre even in the best of year, cut across six countries Senegal, Mali, Upper Volta, Niger and Chad. AGENCY NEEDED An international co- ordinating agency was needed, Rankin said, to make sure that relief supplies and assistance were not wasted. Canada already had provid- ed the equivalent of million in total assistance and intended to continue its emergency relief efforts to provide for the immediate needs of food, medicai -supplies and transport facilities in the drought areas. For medium-and long-term action, a special committee had been formed within the Canadian International Development Agency to plan Canada's programs for the Sahelian zone. "But we cannot rest satisfied by the emergency relief efforts taken by the international community in respect of the Sahelian zone; the focus of our continuing attention must be the medium-and long-term pro- grams for rehabilitation and infra-structure development. Boy plans to share prize money TORONTO (CP) What does a four-year-old boy do when he wins on the Irish Sweepstakes? "I'd like to travel and buy something ice cream, a banana split and a says Alan Wong, holder of a ticket on My Hero, second- place finisher Saturday in the Cambridgeshire Handicap at Newmarket, England. However, his mother had a pronouncement of her own. She said Alan will share the money with a relative who bought the ticket in his name. His share will be placed in trust for him. Saturday, Octobtr 13, 1973-THE LETHIftlDGE HERALD-21 Israel oil supply good By ROD CURRIE LONDON (CP) Israel probably has sufficient oil stockpiled to last about three months, even under the heavy demands of current fighting, experts say. So far, Israeli imports of oil by tanker from Iran are said to be continuing through the port of Eilat. From there the oil goes by pipeline to refineries at Ashdod. None of these facilities are in danger in the present situation. A spokesman at the Israeli embassy emphasized that an oil shortage was not an im- mediate threat. Although the quantities, and where they are stored, are se- cret, an expert at the Institute for Strategic Studies said Israel always keeps a hefty stockpile for war emergen- cies. Before the Egyptian in- vasion, Israel also operated oil wells of its own at Ras El Savor on the west coast of the Sinai. Although there has been no official word, it is con- sidered likely, by experts here, that it is no longer in operation. CONTAINS SULPHUR This Israeli oil contains a large quantity of sulphur, which makes it expensive to refine, but the Israelis perservered with the project because it had the vital advan- tage of being domestically- produced. Although Iran has given no indication of cutting off ex- perts to Israel, the Iranian government is coming under increasing pressure from Arab countries to do so. Iran and Israel have for years maintained an arrangement under which Israel buys oil and Iran buys military equip- ment and other goods from Israel. So far, observers here note, Iran has managed to stay out of the oil politics accompany- ing the conflict. There is speculation among some experts that Israel may even take the initiative in halting imports from Iran. The theory is that since she has plenty of petroleum on hand for her immediate needs. and dad Sharing a stretcher on the way to a waiting am- traffic collision. In all, four persons were hurt in the two- bulance are a father and son injured in a Vancouver car, rush-hour crash. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture BWf. PHONE: I28-7H4 Gov't to suggest ways to combat problem Attack on rising land costs planned Top Silisman lor thi Month of September NOV BARNABY 327-6683 Interett Free Canada Wide Service Realtor Phone 328-2356 Complete Financing 328-1204 CALLINQWOOD m-oers RAE HOPKiNS 327-0051 MARY SLEMKO 328-4710 ASSISTANT MANAGER "SUCCESS THRU SERVICE" Phone 328-2356 1240 3rd Ave. 8. TINORDI By BOB DOUGLAS OTTAWA (CP) The federal government will suggest new ways to attack rising and costs at the federal- provincial municipal conierence later tnis montn in Edmonton, says Urban Af- fairs Minister Ron Basford. He said in an interview this week that he also plans to dis- cuss implementation of the new federal land-banking programs. Plan crown corporation for oily gas VICTORIA (CP) The British Columbia government moved Friday to set up a Crown corporation with broad powers to control production and sale of petroleum and natural gas. Attorney-General Alex Macdonald said the first job of the Petroleum Corp. would be to raise the price of natural gas to nearly double the ex- isting level of 32 cents a thou- sand cubic feet. Establishment of a Crown agency which would buy gas from producers, then re-sell it to domestic users and for ex- port was a major recommendation of the B.C. energy commission, in its report last month on the natural gas industry. It also said natural gas is underpriced and the province is losing about million a year as a result. It called for an increase of 26 cents a thou- sand cubic feet. Mr. Macdonald introduced a bill entitled Petroleum Corpo- ration Act establishing an agency with three to five directors and enabling it to "buy, sell and otherwise deal in petroleum and natural gas. MAY EXPLORE It may build, purchase, lease or otherwise ac- not ex- and dis- pose of pipelines, gathering systems and storage facilities. The agency may also explore for. develop and produce oil and gas itself. One idea for halting climb- ing land costs is to prod developers holding large blocks of land to develop their property quickly, he said. :'It is possible through a tax policy to have a tax bias against idle he said. "I hope to be able to discuss some features of that at Ed- monton." Some housing experts have said some developers have helped drive up land costs by holding property in the face of heavy demand for new housing. LAND COSTS BLAMED Land costs are one of the main items in soaring housing prices. The price of urban land has risen about 12 per cent annually in recent years. The national tri-level conference has no power to make binding decisions but it can help the three levels of government reach agreement on how to deal with major urban issues. Mr. Basford said. The first meeting was held in Toronto last No- vember. Housing, land-use strategy, transportation and public fi- nance will be discussed at the Edmonton conference under the general theme of manag- ing urban, growth. The government earlier this year launched a new commu- nities program to help reduce land costs. Under the plan, a large block of rural land could be acquired for immediate de- velopment into a town. The minister said Ottawa is talking about the new commu- nities program with some provinces but progress is slow. IMPROVE SEWERS Tne federal government is also trying to improve its Talks started VIENNA (Reuter) Six Persian Gulf oil-producing countries sought Monday a greater share of oil revenue during the first day of talks with Western Petroleum com- panies. Both sides said that the 90- minute session was taken up with preliminary discussions on the producer countries' re- quests for a revision of the 1971 Tehran price agreement. sewer servicing program, Municipalities have said that one of the main obstacles to developing land is tough ser- vicing requirements under the National Housing Act. Mr. Basford said he expects to make a policy statement on the matter next year. Another problem in getting land on the market has been the complicated subdivision approval process. The Ontario government was strongly criticized for this obstacle at the annual meeting of the Community Planning Associa- tion of Canada in Windsor. Ont., last week. The urban affairs minister said he is encouraging prov- inces to simplify the approval system. In many cases, sub- division applications waited three years before gaining final approval. 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