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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 31, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbrtdge Herald VOL. LXVI 271 LETHBRiDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1973 56 Pages 10 Cents RICK ERVIN photo Out of the pumpkin patch The Great Pumpkin comes to Lethbridge to- rise to haunt the streets, what is 22-month-old Con- night, telling boys and girls, with an eerie smile, that rad Boehme, 1810 15th Ave. N., to believe? Do if they don't believe, there'll be no goodies on pumpkins and stuffed dogs really come to life to- Halloween Eve. On a night when witches and spirits night, or is it all a hoax. Only the pumpkin knows. Royalty revision asked Kissinger plans Arabian visit to promote peace negotiations WASHINGTON (AP) State Secretary Henry Kissinger will visit Cairo and other Mideast capitals next week as the United States tries to promote peace negotiations between Israel and its Arab foes, officials said. The trip, to be formally an- nounced today, is considered a prelude to talks between Israel and the Arab states late this year cr in early 1S74. Kissinger will stop in Jidda and Amman to confer with Saudi Arabian and Jordanian leaders, and possibly also in Rabat, Morocco. Then, after a stop in Pakistan, he will fly to Peking Nov. 10 for a visit post- poned because of the Mideast war. The White House had plann- ed to announce Kissinger's trip following a meeting today between President Nixon and Ismail Fahmy, the acting Egyptian foreign minister. The secret was spilled Tues- day night while the president, Kissinger and Soviet Am- bassador Anatoly Dobrynin were holding a two-hour conference at Camp David, Md. As the diplomatic pace quickened, Premier Golda Meir of Israel was granted an appointment with Nixon at the White House Thursday. She asked to see the president amid indications that the United States was pressing Israel to yield Egyptian territory on the west bank of the Suez canal seized between two UN ceasefire calls last week. All attempts to foster negotiations since Israel was established 25 years ago have foundered even before an agenda could be prepared. The object of the current ex- ploratory talks is to bring the two sides together under one roof, bargaining through a U S intermediary or directly across the table from each other. Geneva is a potential site. Eight-man opposition faces Bourassa cabinet MONTREAL (CP) Pre- mier Robert Bourassa meets his cabinet today as Quebecers continue to contemplate the lopsided results of Monday's provincial election. One of the main questions is how an eight-man Opposition can hope to fulfill the role of criticizing the government's policies and programs in the Quebec national assembly. The Bourassa Liberals cap- tured 102 seats in the 1 ID-seat house while the Parti Quebecois got six and the Parti Creditiste two. It will be almost physcially impossible for the handful of opposition members to par- ticipate adequately in house debates or in the committee hearings where many of the key decisions are made on legislation. The possibility looms, there- fore, that the legilature will become a rubber-stamp for Premier Bourassa's government. Energy debate set EDMONTON (CP) New oil and gas royalty schedules will not be presented to MLAs for consideration when the Alberta Legislature meets for its energy week debate Dec. 3, says Premier Peter Lougheed. "No royalty formula will be presented to the he said. "What will be sought is legislative approval of a new framework for... royalties." After approval is given for revision of royalties legislation, the government would consult with oil and gas companies to develop a new payment schedule Mr. Lougheed's statement brought a negative reaction from Bob Clark, Social Credit House leader, who said he is not looking forward "to being called back for the session to give carte blanche legislative approval with no indication of what the regulations on royalties are going to be "We are not enthused at all if we are being asked t" become involved in a session where we are going to have legislation by regulation Premier Lougheed announc- ed earlier this month approval will be sought to substantially raise royalties taxes that oil and gas companies in the province must pay in the face of the federal government's 40-cents-a- barrel export tax on crude oil. He hoped to have the new royalty schedules established early in 1974 At least one Alberta cabinet minister believes the federal government may have acted too hastily in placing an ex- port tax on Canadian crude oil shipments to the United States. "They have expressed, 1 think, a feeling they may have in a rush done something there may be a better way of accomplishing what they felt was an intention to protect... Canadian Don Get- ty, intergovernmental affairs minister, told the Legislature He was responding to questions about Monday's meeting in Ottawa where the contentious 40-cents-a-barrel export tax and other energy matters were discussed by Alberta and federal officials. "It is fair to say the federal government has recognized that the tax has not been greeted with great enthusiasm by Alberta Mr. Getty said it was "a good meeting" and con- siderable progress was made in outlining Alberta's policies. Agreement was reached that a free international market price would be used for the price of crude oil in Canada. Ottawa is interested in hav- ing the Syncrude Canada Ltd. oil sands plant m northeastern Alberta proceed, Mr Getty said Provincial and federal officials were schedul- ed to meet in Ottawa Tuesday in an attempt to clarify the plant's tax situation Mr. Getty said Alberta wants assurances from the federal government that the royalties from the Syncrude plant will be tax deductible in the same manner as are royalties from conventional oil operations At Ottawa, Energy Minister Donald Macdonald will make a comprehensive statement, regarding future prices of gas- oline and oil in Eastern and Western Canada, in the Com- mons Thursday. He indicated if priceds of oil and gasoline in Eastern Canada, in the Commons Thursday. He indicated if prices of oil and gasoline in Eastern Canada, based on offshore supplies of crude were con- siderably higher than prices in Western Canada, based on Edmonton troops picked for Mid-East Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Canada's contribution to the peace keeping force in the Middle East will number between 000 and 1.500 men consisting of the First Airborne Regiment from Edmonton and other per- sonnel, Defence Minister James Richardson has told the Commons Tuesday. An advance contingent of Canadian troops will be likely at the Suez Canal by the weekend. This country has agreed to supply all logistic support lor the member United Na- tions peace force, External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp informed the House. The advance party con- sisting of between 300 and 400 men will start leaving Canada within seven days said Mr. Richardson. He expected it would be ready to leave Canada Wednesday or Thur- sday. Mr. Sharp said he would submit a resolution to the House of Commons for parliamentary approval of the government's decision to par- ticipate in the UN force. The debate will take place Friday. The Canadian government has agreed to meet the re- quest to send troops. The re- quest was made by UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim. In the Commons spokesmen for all three opposition parties voiced support of the decision to participate in the peacekeeping mission. Included in the Canadian contribution will be transport aircraft for the entire UNEF force, about 350 trucks and jeeps, communications personnel and equipment, engineering, vehicle repair and quartermaster units. The back-bone for the Cana- dian contingent will be the air- borne regiment now based at Edmonton. It is the designated UN standby unit of the Canadian Armed Forces. Mr. Richardson said the paratroopers combat be able to per- form the required support functions and would be augmented by support troops from other formations. Commanding the contingent will be Brig. Gen. D.S. Nichol- son, who once served with the Canadian contingent in the 1967 UNEF force in the Mid- dle East. Most of the troops assigned to the UN force have had experience with UN forces in Cyprus Many have also served in the previous Middle East UN force in the Congo and in Vietnam as truce observers. Alberta supplies of crude, it would cause complications. The government statement is expected to deal with prices in the east and west, as well as with other problems arising out of the soaring cost of oil imported into Canada from Venezuela and the Arab states. Syncrude Canada may con- sider a second crude oil ex- traction plant at the Athabasca Oil Sands, but development on ex- perience obtained from operating the first plant, says Frank Spragms, company president. Mr Spragins said in an interview that "further development also depends on whether other companies develop oil sands plants in the area "because Syncrude is of the view there is not enough construction labor in the area to build more than one plant at a time." At Toronto, Premier William Davis has told his legislature Ontario has decid- ed to drop at least tem- porarily its pursuit of Alberta in the courts over that province's natural gas pricing policies. Ontario had objected to Alberta's proposed two-price system for gas and theatened court action on constitutional grounds. In response to questions from Liberal leader Robert Nixon, the premier said one rate application had been resolved "in a way that the province of Ontario found acceptable Peace venture to be easier OTTAWA (CP) Canada is going into a new- peacekeeping venture in the Middle East in a far easier frame of mind than it went into a truce ob Cation mis- sion to Vietnam only 10 months ago. Canada left Vietnam in frustration after six months, but the prospects are that it will stay in the Middle East for the same period of time and seriously consider a request to stay longer. The operation in Vietnam and the forthcoming one in the Middle East are in no way similar. But because both are happening within the same year, it is interesting to compare them. Canada sent observers to Vietnam, mostly military but some civilians, at the request of the United States. North and South Vietnam and the Viet Cong It joined the Inter- national Commission of Control and Supervision (ICCS) made up of itself, Poland. Hungary and Indonesia It went with extreme reluctance, complaining that the terms of reference were weak and there was no central authority, such as the UN. to report to The Canadians found it impossible to work with the Communist members of the ICCS in any constructive way and with virtually no co-operation from the Viet Cong. But one constructive thing did come out of it Canada's objections to the ICCS operations were heeded when terms of reference were being considered for the UN Mid- dle East force. External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp indicated Tuesday As described by Mr. Sharp in the Commons, the new UN force will have the things that Canada wanted in the ICCS. Mr. Sharp said UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim says the torce must have the lull confidence and backing of the Security Council, operate with the full co-operation of the parties concerned, function as an integrated and ef- ficient military unit, enjoy freedom of movement and other facilities necessary for the performance of its duties and be granted diplomatic immunity Cox fears prosecutor may face restrictions WASHINGTON (AP) Ar- chibald Cox has expressed concern that any new special prosecutor named by Presi- dent Nixon might not have authority to look into campaign-financing viola- tions, wiretapping and the International Telephone and Telegraph case. Nixon has promised that a new special prosecutor will be named this week to investigate "what is called the Watergate matter Cox, fired as special prosecutor on Nixon's orders, told the Premier pleased with fall sitting Herald Leglilature Bureau EDMONTON The fall sitting of the 17th session of the Alberta Legislature was adjourned Tuesday to Dec. 3, with 29 government and one private bill proclaimed law by Lieutenant-Governor Grant MacEwan. Premier Peter Lougheed said after the sitting adjourn- ed he was "quite satisfied" with progress made He said the sitting confirmed the need for Alberta legislators to meet at least twice a year. He cited a new Workers' Compensation Act and Rural New war lurks in Viet Nam SAIGON (Reuter) Presi- dent Nguyen Van Thieu. of South Vietnam said tonight the Communists are prepar- ing for a new war In a nationwide radio and television address to mark National Day Thursday, Thieu said that while he was talking, tens of thousands of troops were moving from North Viet- nam into South Vietnam to take part in a new wear. The president said the Com- munists have committed 261 violations of the January ceasefire and it is impossible to say that peace has come to Vietnam. He said that North Vietnam used the ceasefire merely to build up its troop strength and supplies in the South. The North Vietnamese now have a fuel pipeline running from China through North Vietnam into South Vietnam, he said. Gas Act as two important pieces of legislation The Compensation Act brings raises of about 20 per cent to disability pensions The rural gas program is already under way taking natural gas to rural customers. Adjournment was achieved, with co-operation of the op- position, to pave the way for debate starting Dec. 3 on provincial energy policies. For the Social Credit op- position, it was a very rewarding sitting, according to party House leader Bob Clark. He said the sitting itself was uninspiring but a reorganized Socred caucus was working well. Grant Notley, leader of the Democratic Party, charged the government would have to reassess the need for a fall session. Outside of two or three working pieces of legislation, the sitting had been spent on housekeeping He said he was astonished that the premier expected the Legislature to reconvene Dec. 3 for a so-called energy ses- sion and push through a blank cheque for the cabinet. Senate judiciary committee Tuesday he considers the president's phrase to include only the break-in at Democratic national head- quarters and the subsequent cover-up. "I do not think that defini- tion covers my full jurisdic- tion." Cox said. Cox contends his successor operating under Nixon's definition of Watergate would be without authority to investigate allegations that the Nixon administration im- properly settled an anti-trust suit against ITT, engaged in illegal wiretapping, and acted improperly in accepting cam- paign money from the dairy industry. Cox told the committee Monday that he received, through then Attorney-Genal Elliot Richardson, numerous complaints from White House staff members about the breadth of his investigation. Cox was scheduled to testify again today in the judiciary committee's inquiry into his firing. He was dismissed Oct 20 for refusing to halt efforts to obtain White House documents relating to his investigation. 'Son, that moonshine's not to be drunk, thats fer to ma he the auto run Seen and heard About town EV. NELSON MERCER LV from Calgary telling a local Rotary meeting it is always a pleasure to speak to the Kiwanis Club Three- year-old Shawn Ball telling the milkman he was going to be a "whole rabbitt" this Hallowe'en because last year he was only big enough to wear the ears. Inside Classified......30-33 Comics 18 Comment.......... 4 District .15 Family......... 35-37 Local News 13, 14 Markets 19 Sports 23-25 Theatres.......... 5 TV............5 Weather........... 3 LOW TONIGHT 25, HIGH THURS. 35; SNOWFLURRIES, COLDER ;