Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Government code could force feed lots away from cities Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Feedlots will be required to be located at least five miles from any city un- der department of environment guidelines now tabled in the Legislature. Compliance with the guidelines is voluntary but livestock operators are "highly encouraged" to comply for their own protection in any dis- pute. Bill Yurko, minister of the environment, said Tuesday the guidelines would be distributed as widely as possible to the agricultural industry. Representatives of poultry and meat producers co-operated with the government in producing the code of practice. Among the recommendations are minimum operations and stress that when conflicts result from such encroachment, much of the respon- sibility should be accepted by the developers and not only the agricultural the code says. Other recommendations: From a city to nearest edge of facilities, five miles. The provincial board of health now re- quires a minimum three miles for operations where more than 100 cattle are kept. From a centre with more than 500 pop- ulation, the recommended distance has been tripled to three miles from one mile. For centres with less than 500 population, it is recommended facilities of 100 and more head locate at least two miles away instead of one mile. Any confinement livestock facility should be at least one mile from a public place, compared to present health regulations specifying feet. Country residences, farm and non-farm should be one-half mile distant, compared to 500, feet respectively. The minimum distance from surface water is increased to 300 feet from 50 feet. The code is not intended to replace, "but rather complement programs and statutory re- quirements under the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act that relate to the agricultural use and development of land and the enhancement of environmental a preamble says. While not spelling out the number of animals to be allowed per acre, the code recommends intensive livestock operations. While not spelling out the number of animals to be allowed per acre, the code recommends intensive livestock operations (more than 200 animal units at less than square feet per animal make application for a certificate of compliance. One animal unit is equivalent to one cow or bull, 1.5 feeder cattle, two replacement heifers, four calves, five feeder hogs, 200 hens, 50 lambs or 100 mink. "These guidelines do not in any way condone encroachment by developers on agricultural operations and stress that hwen conflicts result from such encroachment, uch of the respon- sibility should be accepted by the developers and not only the agricultural the code says. VOL. LXVI No. 259 The Utlibrickje Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1973 54 Pages 10 Cents Driver walked away The driver of this semi-trailer, LeRoy Gaehring. 25, of Coutts, crawled out unhurt after his truck rolled on Highway 3 today near the rlverbottom. The truck, belonging to Hill and Hill Transport, was headed for Coutts with a load of oil equip- ment. Three tow trucks worked for several hours to disentangle the wreck. BILLGROENEN photo Massive battles erupt along Suez Missile sites destroyed From AP-Reuter Tank and air duels were re- ported on both fronts in the Middle East war today as Arab oil states met to con- sider throwing their strength as world oil suppliers into the 12-day-old conflict. An Israeli spokesman said massive battles broke out be- Arabian oil blockade considered against U.S. KUWAIT (CP) Arab oil states were deciding today whether to use their oil as a weapon against the United States for its backing of Israel in the Middle East war. But sources here said the most likely action would be aa cutback of oil production while the war lasted and a stern warning to the U.S. Six Persian Gulf states de- cided in Kuwait to raise their prices for crude oil and threatened to put it on the open market if Western oil companies refused to pay. Ministers said the decision was not linked to today's oil- as-a-weapon talks. The Persian Gulf states were being joined by representatives Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Syria and Bahrain to "consider the role of oil in the Middle East as Kuwait's invita- tion put it. The meeting came as the Arab-Israeli war went into its 12th day. Inside 'From here on in. Gerry, your problems are mine and mine are Classified........28-31 Comics............18 Comment.......... 4 District......... 15-17 Family......... 35-37 Local News.....13, 14 Markets...........19 Sports...........23-25 Theatres Weather............3 LOW TONIGHT 35, HIGH THURS. 70; FEW CLOUDS tween Israeli and Egyptian armor, after a quiet night, along the central Suez sector opposite the Egyptian town of Ismailia, north of the Bitter Lakes. The Israelis were supported by air attacks on Egyptian tank concentrations, an air- field and ground-to-air missile batteries along the west bank. There was no further word from the Israelis of the task force which they said success- fully crossed the Suez canal Tuesday and raided Egyptian positions on the west bank. But the military corres- pondent of the Cairo new- spaper Al Ahram said an at- tack by an Israeli amphibious tank commando force on the west bank had been beaten back. On the northern front, Syrian artillery shelled Israeli positions on the Golan Heights today, destroying two missile sites, tanks and other equip- ment, according to an official Damascus communique. In the northern sector, where the two armies are battling for control of the Damascus road, Syrian ar- mored forces beat back an Israeli attack on advanced posts, the communique said. Earlier Israeli planes at- tacked Latakia and Tartus, Syrian ports on the Mediterra- nean where Soviet supplies are reported arriving by sea to replenish the Arab war machine. Three Israeli jets were shot down, Damascus claimed, but it gave no infor- mation on damage to the ports. Syria said its armored forces renewed their counteroffensive against Israeli tanks that have driven into Syria along a 20-mile zig- zag front and have advanced toward Damascus along a hil- ly roadway to within about 20 miles of the Syrian capital. "Fighting is raging with tanks." said the communique broadcast by Damascus radio. Both sides reported a big tank battle on the Syrian front Tuesday, with Israel claiming 105 Syrian and Iraqi tanks knocked out the Syria claim- ing 80 Israeli tanks destroyed. Egypt described as a "vicious battle" the fight on the Sinai front Tuesday, the Tel Aviv command called it "large-scale." Maj. Gen. Haim Herzog, former chief of Israeli army intelligence and now the state radio's top military commen- tator, called the battle "the biggest armored clash in our military history." Neither he nor the com- mand said how many tanks were participating. South faces loss of industrial aid By AL SCARTH Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Southern Alberta will lose its status as a special area for aid under the federal department oi regional economic expansion probably by the end of the year an announcement by Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Don Getty has revealed. Mr. Getty said Tuesday negotiations are now centred MI the 10th draft of an agree- ment to eliminate the two specially-designated areas in avor of making the entire jrovince eligible for develop- nent grants. The other area is he Lesser Slave Lake region. Jack Cookson complained .hat Central Alberta and Red Deer in particular had a egitimate grievance against .he south in the matter of grants. He said he cannot un- derstand why the south should all the help when figures ;how there is already much more industry established there. While Red Deer's construc- tion figures had climbed a mere million in the 10 years before 1971 to a total of million, Lethbridge construc- tion tripled from million to million. "If you try to rationalize why some areas were chosen and some deleted, Red Deer has a legitimate grievance." The central Alberta MLA also complained that development incentives were "fairly generous to some of the foreign corporations and not so generous to our Canadian companies." As an example, he claimed a Swift's plant in Lethbridge received compared with to a Canada Packers Plant. Medicine Hat also benefitted under the program with just over million in assistance compared with million for Lethbridge from 1970 to 1973. he said. "It has been the government's Mr. Getty said, "that the special areas concept while it actual- ly gave some assistance in some areas, disenfranchised Diplomats threatened HAVANA (Reuter) An anti-Castro gunman has threatened to kill himself and two diplomats he is holding hostage in the French em- bassy here unless granted a safe conduct flight out of Cuba. The kidnapper seized Belgian Ambassador Jean Semerhausen and French Am- bassador Pierre Antal Anthonioz. other areas. This has made it very difficult for other areas to compete and therefore it has been our position to ex- pand the availability of DREE assistance throughout the province based on merit." Mr. Getty said a new agree- ment that is' 'very close to be- ing completed" will take over from an agreement for Southern Alberta that expires Dec. 31. Alberta halts action EDMONTON (CP) Alberta has decided to take no further action on a controver- sial permit to export gas to Ontario that formed the basis for a constitutional challenge by Premier William Davis, the government has an- nounced. Bill Dickie, minister of mines and minerals, told the Legislature the decision to take no further action results Srom a report by the Alberta Energy Resources Conserva- tion Board. It said interference with the permit that allows gas shipments to Ontario would not be reasonable. LABATTS MAKES f TOP FOLK LIST J Special To The Herald i KWEILIN There were titters in the auditorium here when a Chinese string orchestra played the theme song from a well-known brand of Canadian beer Si during a soiree in honor of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. The orchestra, playing in traditional Chinese style, gave a squeaky but unmistakeable rendering of the tune g known to most Canadians as Take Five For 50 Ale, a g product of Labatt Breweries. f: The tune was listed on the program for the soiree as one ol two Canadian folk songs and there were some in the press party who agreed that it was exactly that before it was borrowed by the beer company for its television com- mercials. x Most other members of the party, however, took it simply as the jingle that is played during sports telecasts. There was some laughter, prompting puzzled looks from Chinese officials, who expressed surprise when told of the Si association most Canadians make when they hear the tune. Mr. Trudeau. sitting beside Chinese Vice-Premier Teng Hsiao-ping, showed no sign of amusement and applauded strongly at the end. It was not clear whether this was a matter of discretion or an indication that the prime fj minister, a wine drinker, is not au courant with the beer i> commercials. y Whatever theorigin of the tune, it made for a sharp con- trast with the Chinese revolutionary music that pre- dominated on the program, which ended with a colorful :'x dance number featuring women militia. Mr Trudeau. who described the Chinese cultural diet as constipated in the book he authored after his 1960 visit here, applauded Si politely throughout. Barrett still hopeful for strike settlement VANCOUVER (CP) Pre- mier Dave Barrett says he is hopeful that a settlement will soon be reached in the strike that has paralysed the govern- ment-owned British Columbia Railway (BCR) since Mon- day. About 400 members of four shopcraft carmen, pipefitters and elec- off the job following a failure of emergency bargaining Sun- day. "I'm hopeful that a settle- ment will be reached. The maintenance of way .employees are still negotiating and I hope that the shopcrafts will continue as the premier said Mon- day in an interview. He said Jim Kinnaird, associate deputy minister of labor, is trying to resolve the dispute. Both union and company spokesmen said they had been in touch with Mr. Kinnaird but no talks were held Tuesday. The railway's 450 trainmen were advised Tuesday they have been laid off until the shopcraft strike has been set- tled. Trainmen had voted earlier to accept mediator Robert Smeal's recommendation that they be given parity with B.C. Hydro trainmen, which would involve a 70-cent-an-hour increase over 20 months. Norm Farley, spokesman for the shopcraft unions, said the unions want a shorter contract and need a catch-up payment because their previous contract expired nine months ago. The base rate for BCR jour- neymen is an hour with a 30-cent trade differential. The BCR offer would increase the rate to an hour over 31 months. BCR said the offo- amounts to a 38 per increase for journeymen over 31 months. The company said helpers and trainees were offered from or 36.2 per cent and apprentices were offered from 33.8 per cent. Turner surprised by jobless hike OTTAWA (CP) The Sep- tember unemployment increase is surprising and dif- ficult to reconcile with an ex- panding economy, Finance Minister John Turner says. Evidence indicates that the economy is operating at near or full capacity and shortages Peace awards disappointing ASSOCIATED PRESS Newspapers in West Ger- many and Italy reacted today with skepticism and disap- pointment to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Henry Kissinger and Le Due Tho. The award to German-born Kissinger and his North Viet- namese negotiating partner, Le Due Tho, was announced Tuesday. Continued fighting in South Vietnam was seen by West German papers as incompati- ble with the image of the prize. The liberal Frankfurter Rundschau called Kissinger's choice because "up to now there is no peace in Indochina, and hard- ly an armistice." "A Nobel Prize for the armistice agreement, if such were possible, would have been more appropriate, and even then too much, consider- ing that Vietnamese have died since the signing of the agreement." said the conservative Hamburg daily Die Welt. "The decision of the Nobel committee of the Norwegian parliament must appear in- comprehensible. The Nobel Peace Prize re- spectable a distinction that it should appear to have been be- stowed com- plained the Wiesbadener Ku- rier. "What would Alfred Nobel have In Italy, Turin's indepen- dent La Stampa said: "Never had crowns been spent so badly, becoming an encour- aging prize to those who want to declare wars in order to end them later." "But certainly young diplo- mats and generals will re- joice. At last there is a Nobel award ahead for them in the future." La Stampa said Le Due Tho and Kissinger "are everything except two apostles of peace. They signed an agreement ending a war like many statesmen do since the world has existed. of materials and equipment are the main problem, he said. He was responding to Op- position Leader Robert Stan- field who said the September seasonally-adjusted rate of six per cent, up from 5.5 per cent in August, is the worst ever when measured against the current inflation rate. Mr. Turner said employ- ment rose by jobs dur- ing the first nine months of the year, "the strongest increase in the history of the country." Mr. Stanfield said he ex- pected the minister to go through the "old song and dance" about economic per- formance during the first part of the year. But what about fu- ture trends? Real growth for the year is expected to be seven per cent, the rate predicted in the gov- ernment's Feb. 19 budget, Mr. Turner said. Unr Tiploytnent is concen- among young people, he d dded.