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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIOQE HERALD-Thursday, Oetobtr News In brief Wins literature award STOCKHOLM (CP) Aus- tralian novelist Patrick White, writer of ironic, visionary epics of pioneering life, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature today The Swedish Academy cited the 60-year-old British-born writer and RAF veteran "for an epic and psychological narrative art which has in- troduced a new continent into literature." His latest novel. The Eye of The Storm, was published this year and among his other best known works are Happy Valley and the Tree of Man. The citation said White for the first time has given Aus- tralia an authentic voice that carries across the world. At the same time his writings contributed to the ar- tistic development of contem- porary literature, the Swedish Academy said. New pact for posties QUEBEC (CP) A collec- tive agreement between thp federal treasury board and 100 postmasters was signed here Wednesday at the con- vention of the Canadian Post- masters' Association. The three-year contract, retroactive to Oct will increase pay to grade-class postmasters to a range of to by October from the present range of 200 to Group postmasters now will receive hourly wages of be- tween and retro- active to Oct 8 This will in- crease from to 40 next October. The group post- masters formerly were paid annual salaries. Trudeau en route home HONOLULU Prime Minister Trudeau and his wife stopped here Wednesday night to relax at a Waikiki beach ho- tel before continuing home from their week-long trip to China Trudeau participated in negotiations on cultural, con- sular and medical exchanges with officials of the People's Republic of China. He will report Friday to the House of Commons in Ottawa, assis- tant press secretary Vic Chapman said. Last Saturday. Trudeau signed a trade agreement in Peking, formalizing the earlier informal trade prac- tice between the two countries, Chapman told reporters. Chapman said specifics of agreements will be disclosed in Trudeau's address to the House of Commons. Low supply, high prices reason Energy slowdown hinted Political activity banned SANTIAGO (Reuter) Chile's military regime Wednesday banned all political activity and ordered all political movements to suspend activities. The order included suspen- sion of political parties which opposed the left-wing govern- ment of former president Salvador Allende. The ruling junta, which seiz- ed power during a violent coup in September, has already outlawed Communist, Socialist and other left-wing parties OTTAWA (CP) supplies and soaring prices of energy will force Canada and other rich countries to slow down energy consumption and alter lifestyles, says John Deutsch, former chairman of the Economic Council of Can- ada. Mr. Deutsch, now principal of Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., said Wednes- day that increasing energy use at current rates would create social and economic problems including the capaci- ty of society to solve. His speech to an energy seminar held by the Royal Society of Canada won back- ing from Marion Brechin, president of the Consumers' Association of Canada, and from Ian Efford, adviser to the Science Council of Canada. Mra. Brechin said the con- sumer is still being encourag- ed to use ever greater amounts of scarce energy resources better the power to control energy waste by industry Mr. Efford said the critical The DALLAS HOTEL Presents Gary Sullivan (Country and Western) Tonight For Your Listening Pleasure May reject peace prize PARIS (AP) A North Vietnamese official indicated Wednesday that Politburo member Le Due Tho may re- ject the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to him jointly with State Secretary Henry Kissinger of the United States "I am only expressing my personal the official said, "but I would be very sur- prised if Le Due Tho accepts the prize The official declined the use of his name. The official said the award was particularly in- appropriate because it placed Tho and Kissinger as peacemakers on the same level North Vietnam has never conceded that the Viet- nam ceasefire negotiated by Tho and Kissinger was a political compromise, but still describes the settlement as a "great victory" for Hanoi be- cause it forced the United States to withdraw all its forces question now is not how to supply more energy, but how to reduce the rate of increase in demand. He called on governments to take the lead in energy conservation. Mr. Deutsch told the forum that a continued rise in energy consumption is incompatible with inexpensive supplies, abundance and environmental quality POOR WOULD SUFFER Canada could choose to maintain current lifestyles, using mounting quantities of fuels. But oil, gas and coal will eventually run out Mean- time, prices would rise, hitting the poor hardest. And pollution would be a growing problem. Mr. Efford said that know- how already exists to enable industry and householders to limit the increase in energy consumption. Heating could be made more efficient in offices and factories, and insulation could be improved. Office lighting is needlessly over- bright in most cases, he said. Reducing energy consump- tion could cut present costs and stretch supplies for the future. SPRUCE-UP I specials Aluminum Step Ladders Extra wide serrated steps Horizontal braces for extra stability 5 ft. RM. 18.00 SPECIAL 6 ft. Ru. 20.65 SPECIAL 14'" NEW FROM BAPCO. LATEX VELVET- LUSTRE ENAMEL NOW WALLS AND WOODWORK CAN BE PAINTED FROM THE SAME CAN Bapco interior SEMI-GLOSS Ideal for Bathroom or Kitchens. Great for trimming window and door Frames. Washable gloss finish can be color tinted. Gallon regular 13.75 Special, Gallon 10 .60 POLYFILLA The cellulose filler with amazing positive bond. Repairs unsightly cracks in an instant. 1 Ib. Box Regular Special............... 4 Ib. Box Regular 1.79 Special BAPCO TOP QUALITY INTERIOR FLAT LATEX AND LOW-LUSTRE HOUSE PAINT REG. FALL SPRUCE-UP SPECIAL ONLY. 9 .70 Gallon Heritage 7 Va Inch Mohair ROLLER KITS Spread paint evenly over drywall, plaster and wood panel. .29 Special only 1 DOWNTOWN 606 608 3rd S. 327-5767 Greeting Canadian Prime Minis- ter Pierre Trudeau, deck- ed with a traditional Hawaiian lei, was greeted in Honolulu Wednes- day by Adm. Noel Gayler, right, commander of U.S. Pacific forces, and Tadao Beppu, centre, Speaker of the State House of Representa- tives. Mrs. Trudeau, left, also wearing a lei, chatted with Mrs. Gayler. Michener given wild reception LACOMBE, Alta (CP) Rollie Michener returned Wednesday to the small central Alberta town where he was born. Gov.-Gen. Roland Michener was greeted by more than 1.- 600 wildly cheering children at the Lacombe Arena in this community of 3.400 He and his wife arrived after an 18-mile drive from Red Deer where the Michener family moved while the Governor-General was a baby Then it was to a high school playing field where Mr. Mich- ener kicked a football 35 yards to launch a game against a team from Wetaskiwin. The Governor-General, who retires in November to be suc- ceeded by Jules Leger, visited a nursing home where he talk- ed with 88-year-old Mrs. Dougall Jaffray He said that when he was born, Mrs. Jaffray, who was then 14, arrived to help with the Michener's daughter, then two years old. The doctor handed over the infant Roland with the words "Here, take this away and wash it." The visit to central Alberta ends this weekend after a hunting trip Friday and Satur- day. Crews site fires in Pass area CRANBROOK. B.C. (CP) Canadian Forces helicopter crews today were checking four possibilities which appeared Wednesday in a night search for a light plane missing since Saturday with two persons aboard. A forces spokesman said four small fires were sighted in the Crowsnest Pass area. They could have been lit by the pilot. William Dubois of Vimy, Alta., and passenger Patricia Goodale of Nelson, B.C Seven military aircraft and eight civilian pianos continue to search the area along the intended flight route from Nelson to Edmonton The spokesman, in a telephone interview from search headquarters here, said turbulence in the Pass area has created problems in the search. About of the square miles of the general search area have been covered at least once. He said some areas with deep valleys and heavy forest cover will be covered several times. LARGEST FERN The largest species of fern is the tree fern which can at- tain a height of 80 feet. MPs resume hanging talks By STEPHEN SCOTT OTTAWA Com- mons resumes debate today on which types of murderers should face hanging. As early as tonight, but more likely after considerable extended debate, MPs could decide the fate of the govern- ment proposal to establish another five-year ban hanging for most types of murder. Virtually all MPs expect the voting tonight and in the future to be close. The Commons will have ex- tended hours until the issue, brought before Parliament in January, is decided. No other business is expected to be transacted The House moves to capital punishment after giving ap- proval in principle Wednesday to proposed increased family allowance payments. That proposed legislation, supported by all parties, will raise allowances to a monthly average of from the current flat rate of It also will make benefits taxable for the first time since the program began in 1945. Cold-war dickering issue at UN UNITED NATIONS (CP) The elements for a major East-West clash over Korea, with the prospect of a revival of coldwar dickering, are tak- ing shape in the United Nations. At issue is the question of UN membership for Korea and the question of what to do about the UN command and the United States troops still guarding South Korea two decades after the Korean War. The problem, being debated in committee, is scheduled to surface in general debate within the next few weeks. All capital punishment votes are free, meaning MPs vote according to their con- sciences without party guidance. In the spring, after prolong- ed debate, the bill to limit capital punishment to murderers of police officers and prison guards for another five years received second reading by a vote of 138 to 114. The vote was good enough for Solicitor-General Warren Allmand to propose that hang- ing be banned altogether in favor of longer prison terms. The idea was defeated in com- mittee. At the end of today's debate, MPs will vote on two amend- ments which would include more murderers in the bill. An amendment by Albanie Morin would apply the rope to per- sons found guilty of murder following deaths resulting from rape and kidnapping. HIJACKERS CITED One by Allan Lawrence Northumberland- former Ontario attorney-general, calls for hanging of aircraft hijackers who cause death and to second-time murderers. At p.m. there will be formal votes on these two amendments and possibly on whether the Commons should report the bill as having pass- ed through detailed com- mittee study. Assuming MPs agree to re- port the bill, debate will start on third and final reading This debate could last a week, with all sittings extended until the bill is dealt with. If the majority vote against reporting the bill, it will die The first five-year ban on most hanging ended last De- cember. Since then the old law, which says those guilty of premeditated murder face hanging, has applied. The government has com- muted all death sentences to life in prison since the last hanging in 1962. Some retentionists say the whole capital punishment de- bate is an exercise in futility because the Trudeau govern- ment never will permit a hanging. GOV'T SPENDING CAUSING HASSLE EDMONTON (CP) The progressive Conservative government is trying to "muzzle" members of the legislature during debate on government spending, says Social Credit House Leader Bob Clark He said in an interview the government "is trying to br- ing down a guillotine rule" that would force closure on legislative committee debate of spending estimates in the annual budget The rule, proposed in a report tabled in the House Wednesday by a legislative committee, would require a final vote on all departmental spending estimates after 40 hours study by the house supp- ly committee. This would cut off MLA's questions whether they were finished or not, Mr. Clark said. He pointed out that discus- sion of detailed spending es- timates took 59 hours during the spring session and nearly 63 hours during the 1972 sit- ting. If the 40-hour "guillotine rule" is imposed, there would be nothing to stop the government's backbenchers from taking up the time, or for the ministers themselves to give rambling speeches, leaving no time for detailed questioning by the opposition, he said. Mr Clark, minister of education in the former Social Credit government, said that if next year's budget comes in at 6 billion, it would mean the government would ask the legislature to approve spending at the rate of million an hour. "That's not in the interest of Albertans or the government either if they stopped to think about it SPECIAL Family Size R (Al ill participating dMton) Plut "MUSIC UNLIMITED Thurs., Fri., Sat. Country and Variety Music AT THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL ;