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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Under the deme By THE CANADIAN PRESS Anti-apartheid fund The Alberta government is being pressed for its response to a submission by various church organizations that the profit from the sale of South African wine in the province should be donated to help finance an anti-apartheid program. Premier Peter Lougheed, replying to Grant Notley (NDP Spirit River Fair- told the Legislature a submission containing the re- quest was made to the cabinet some months ago "but at this time we can't give a definitive answer." However, Horst Schmid, minister of culture, youth and recreation, said government representatives will meet Monday with representatives of the World Council of Churches. The church submission had said profits from the sale of South African wine should be turned over to the council to help finance its anti-apartheid program aimed at South Africa. Uniform building code A bill to set up the machinery for a uniform building code in Alberta has been given second reading in the Legislature, but some Social Credit MLAs question if it infringes on individual liberties. Dick Gruenwald (SC Lethbridge West) said he would have difficulty sup-' porting it if it takes away the right of an individual to do what he wants with his own property. Albert Ludwig (SC Calgary Mountain View) said the move appears to be "a maximum of government interference and regulation." Labor Minister Bert Hohol said the legislation is intended to use the National Building Code as the basis for drawing up a provincial standard It would lead to greater ef- ficiency and reduced con- struction costs, he said. No trips anywhere Premier Peter Lougheed says his battles with the federal government are keep- ing him from accepting in- vitations to visit Russia and China or even taking a trip "to the polls He was replying in the legislature to Ralph Sorenson (SC Sedgewick Coronation) who mentioned standing invitations to the premier to visit the two countries. "Is the honorable premier contemplating a trip to the Far East in 1974, or is he planning a more significant trip in 74 here in Alberta a trip to the The premier replied that "as of today, the answers are negative on both questions." Dam decision soon The government expects to Replying to Dick Gruenwald make a definite decision soon .__, on a site for a major dam on ;