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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, October 29, 1973 Uncle Ben may be taken off list OIL POWER CALGARY iciji The Calgary Labor Council has decided that it will consider ending the boycott against the products Uncle Ben's Red Doer plant at its Nov. 6 meeting and in the meantime workers who ship, handle and sell the Tartan brewery's products will not be sanc- tioned. But until the council ends the boycott, members are re- quired not to buy Uncle Ben's products from Red Deer. The council began the boycott two weeks ago in response to a board of in- dustrial relations ruling of un- fair labor practices against Ben Ginter. owner of the brewery. Mr. Ginter in return closed 'down the plant for 10 days. Turns self in CALGARY (CP) Frank Milkowski, who escaped from the Calgary correctional in- stitution Oct. 10, was rearrested when he turned himself in to Calgary police. The plant began bottling beer last Thursday using 25 employees organized by the teamsters union while a court decision on the status of another union, the inter- national brewery workers, is still being appealed by the board of industrial relations. "There is no way agents can refuse to deliver the beer once they (Uncle Ben's, and the teamsters) have this bona fide agreement." said John Redekopp of the Alberta Brewery Agents. T- T- THE DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE ADMINISTERED BY THE ALBERTA SAFETY COUNCIL DOC accident prevention for experienced drivers DOC backed by the Insurance Agents Association ODC up to 3 demerit points remitted DDC grads in Canada and the U.SA FEE FOUR EVENINGS 2 HOURS EACH Four Tuesdays Starting November 13th at p.m. Lethbridge Community College He said the Canadian direc- tor of the teamsters had sign- ed up the workers in the Red Deeer plant for loeal 987. He said the teamsters union will not apply for certification un- til the decision on the inter- national brewery workers is completed, but the organizing by the teamsters seems to be kind of back-door agreement." Steuart flays Sask. Socialist MARKINCH. Sask. (CP) The only thing the provincal NDP government has done is to increase welfare costs at a time when the economy is booming. Liberal leader Dave Steuart says. The provincial budget shows expenditures of million for social assistance in the first three months of 1972. he said, adding that the allocation tor the same period this year is despite a drop in the province s population. Mr. Steuart told a political meeting in this town, 50 miles northeast of Regina. that Saskatchewan's prosperity is due mainly to federal agricultural programs and that the province's grains and livestock are able to com- mand high prices in the world market. Barrels a Day Reserves (in Barrels) Revenues LIBYA 2 2 million 25 billion SI 6 billion IRAQ 1 4 million 36 billion S954 million SAUDI ARABIA 6 million 145 billion S2 3 billion More than ever before, oil is a critical factor in the Mideast crisis. The United States, which pro- duces around 75 per cent of its oil needs, could sii vive without Arab supplies, but Japan and West- ern Europe, importing around 70 per cent of their fuel from Arab countries, could not. This Lace up in Comfort With a Sturdy New Pair of Skates From Eaton's No. 90 Senior Pro Kangaroo leather Hockey skates 54.98 Pair 1) Top grain kangaroo leather uppers (more durable than 2) Yellow-back kangaroo leather quarters, trimmed with brown top grain leather. 3) Waterproof inside counters contour the arch and heel. 4) Close stitching prevents stretching. 5) N.H.L-approved safety guard. 6) Professional last with narrow heel fit in medium width. 7) Nylon mesh intertwining protector in back strap. 8) Taxon tendon protector. 9) Extra-strong toe cap. 10) Tempered steel tube. 11) National chromium-plated steel blade. 12) Steel shank. 13) Sanitized-treated for lasting freshness. Full and half sizes 6 to 12. Pair Men's Truline No. 9 Hockey skates in. regular hockey pattern, of black top grain leather. leather lining inside back strap, laces, plus separate tendon laces. tendon protector, helmet box toe, in. felt tongue lining. in. foam and cotton sock lining, quarter. inside counter. insole. for lasting freshness, shank, composition sole, tube tempered steel blade. Available in full and half sizes 6 to 12. No. 9 Same feature as men's skates, 1 to 5' Pair but in full and half sizes Women's, Misses Skates Pair .98 and Heavy white split leather uppers. Regular one piece tongue, padded tongue lining. Grey suedine lining. Leather inside counter pocket, white felt sock lining. Regular waterproof fibre counter, heavy fibre insole. Crescent box toe. Cemented one piece moulded outsole. "N" bright zinc plated tempered riveted blade. Sporting Goods, Lowtr Floor Shop Eaton's Tuesday to Buy Line 328-8811. Use Your Eaton Account... Credit Terms Available. Give pennies for UNICEP on Hallowe'en night. IT'S COMING WEDNESDAY EATON'S BIG NOVEMBER SALE WATCH FOR THE COLOURFUL EATON FLIER NOW BEING DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME. KUWAIT 33 million 66 billion SI 1 billion QATAR 480.000 6 billion million ABU 1 million 18-9 billion S497 1 billion situation provides a powerful diplomatic weapon for such countries as Libya, Iraq and Saudi Arabia: the threat of bringing much of the industrial world to its knees by withholding critical supplies of fuel. Only Russia doesn't need Arab oil By RICHARD NENNEMAN Christian Science Monitor The world has total oil reserves of about 670 billion barrels. Some 42fi billion barrels are in the Middle East (including Except for Iran, these countries are all Arab. The Soviet Union has some 75 billion barrels; it is the only ma- jor country today that is self-sufficient in oil. Thus the Middle East cannot possibly have the same kind of significance to the Soviets as it does to either the United States or Western Euro- pean nations. U.S. reserves stand at about 37 billion barrles. As recently as the 1960's. the U.S. was still almost self-sufficient in oil produc- tion.-In 1970. the U.S. imported 22 per cent of its oil re- quirements, and that mostly from Venezuela and Canada. Proven reserves in the latter two countries are not large 14 billion barrels in Venezuela and 10 billion in Canada. U.S. USES MOST OIL The world as a whole consumes about 5.2 million barrels of oil a day. The United States uses 16 or 17 million, just under one- third of the total. Western Europe uses approximately the same. The rest is split up among the remaining nations, the Soviet Union and Japan obviously being the other chief users. Exploration continues to increase oil reserves, although production has peaked or at least reached a plateau in the United States. By 1975 it will need to import about one-third of its annual consumption of oil. One factor that makes the figures about reserves difficult to interpret by themselves is that production rates are not in the same ratio to reserves in every country. The conventional wisdom has been that oil in the ground is worth money in the future, probably a lot more money than could be obtained if it was all taken out of the ground today. Someday this may not be true, as new and exotic fuels are developed or even such nonexotic ones as increased use 'of coal, which is abundant in the United States. The problem the United States faces is that none of the Middle Eastern countries, rich in oil, can increase production suf- licnently to supply the increasing gap in the United States ex- cept Saudi Arabia. The question is whether, even apart from Arab-Israeli considerations thrown into the limelight by the new war. Saudi Arabia will increase its productions enough to satisfy foreign demand. EXPAND PRODUCTION FAST In 1972. the United States was producing oil at the rate of about 10 per cent of its proven reserves, Saudi Arabia at the rate of only 1.7 per cent. Saudi Arabia was producing at the rate of 6.5 million barrels a day, the United States about 9.3 million barrels. The Saudis are expanding production capability fast; by next year they will be able to pump 14 million barrels a day. But it is not at all a sure thing that they will pump that much, and some of their Western advisers do not even think it is necessarily the wisest thing to do. As it is, production is jumping to about 9 million barrels a day this year. Before the new war began, the problem for the West was whether the Saudis would expand production fast enough to keep up with increasing demand. Now there is the additional problem of whether the Saudis will halt or curtail production at least temporarily as a kind of Arab solidarity move, or whether they will restrict the flow of oil to countries whose policies toward Israel are less objectionable to the Arab world. SABOTAGE A POSSIBILITY If in the end the Arabs lose this war, there is the additional possibility that extremist groups would take out their feelings against Israel by sabotaging some of the Western-owned oil in- stallations in the Middle East, particularly Saudi Arabia. In the long run. there is no energy shortage. But the further development of offshore oil. the Alaskan oil project, better secondary and tertiary recovery methods in existing oil fields, the development of oil-shale or tarsands deposits all these have long lead times; they depend on advance. Thus, the next five years can be a very rocky time energy- wise. Much depends on what Saudi Arabia's economic advisers suggest as a course of action. Now. with the war, the situation is potentially much more serious, as political decisions could seriously reinforce economic thinking that was already tending to limit the rate of increase in production. Phone-in plan given grant EDMONTON (CP) A Grande Prairie phone-in ser- vice to aid young people in dis- tress has been granted by the department of culture, youth and recreation, the government announced yesterday. Horst Schmid, minister of the department, said in a news release the grant is to support the project until April, 1974, when it will receive perma- nent support from Alberta's department of health and social development. The phone-in service is operated by Grande Prairie's Assistance and Information Directory Hoard under a Local Initiatives Program grant. ;