Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
io THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, r, 1974 NEB faces sharp criticism over possible gas shortage By HOWARD COLLINS the next few years have it prepares for one of the most OTTAWA (CP) Fears of prompted sharp criticism of important hearings in its 15- natural gas shortages within the National Energy Board as year history. Teachers predict strife unless budget boosted EDMONTON (CP) Representatives of the Alberta Teachers' Association have predicted widespread teacher-school board labor strife unless the education budget is increased sharply. In a meeting Friday with NOMINATION NOTICE 1974 CITYOFLETHBRIDGE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that I will attend at the City Hall on WEDNESDAY, the 18th day of SEPT- EMBER, 1974, from TEN o'clock in the forenoon until TWELVE o'clock noon for the purpose of receiving nominations of Candidates for the office of MAYOR of the City of Lethbridge AND FOR ALDERMEN of the City of Lethbridge (Eight Vacancies) AND FOR SCHOOL TRUSTEES of Lethbridge Public School District No. 51 of the Province of Alberta (Seven va- cancies) AND FOR SCHOOL TRUSTEES of Lethbridge Catholic Separate School District No. 9 of the Province of Alberta (Five Vacancies) AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD of Lethbridge General and Auxiliary Hospital and Nursing Home District No. 65 (Five Vacancies) Given under my hand at Lethbridge this 7th day of September, 1974. John Gerla Returning Officer NOMINATION FORMS CAN BE SECURED AT THE OF- FICE OF THE CITY CLERK IN THE CITY HALL. the cabinet s education com- mittee, the association's ex- ecutive said education expen- ditures in the province are not keeping up with the rate of inflation. The ATA said the govern- ment had allocated 22.2 per cent of its income account ex- penditure to basic education in 1972-73, but this would decline to 19.2 per cent in 1974- 75. The association said the current nine-per-cent increase in per-pupil grants "does not offer much hope for the con- duct of satisfactory negotiations." when 1974 settlements between the ATA and trustee employers expire Dec. 31. In its 90-minute meeting Friday, the ATA again re- quested legal authority to assess teacher competence and certification. An earlier request by the ATA had been postponed pending completion of the Worth commission study on education, and a legislative study of professions. These reports now are com- plete, and both support ATA's position on competence and certification. However, amendments to the teaching profession act are required to grant the ATA these new powers. Teacher competence and certification are presently un- der the provincial education department, although the 'ATA says it could assume more effective measures to counsel inadequate teachers before they "become a public issue." Some gas suppliers and con- sumers predict the shortage could come in eastern provinces after 1976 and even Marshall Crowe, chairman of the NEB. has said there may be a shortage of Alberta gas by the end of the decade. Status of the country's gas supply will be clarified later this fall when the board holds hearings on the supply and de- mand between now and 1995. But, meanwhile, the threat of possible reductions in supp- ly hangs over the heads of eastern consumers. Many blame the situation on the board, the federal agency responsible for authorizing ex- ports of natural gas. Critics point out that while eastern consumers fear short- ages, almost half the gas pro- duced in Canada now is ex- ported to the energy-hungry United States market under contracts ranging from 20 to 25 years. Eric Keirans, a former fed- eral cabinet minister and a long-time critic of national energy policy, says the board has allowed so much gas to be exported that there will be shortages in southern Ontario within the next two years. Mr. Crowe has declined comment on the criticism since anything he says about gas supplies might be interpreted as prejudging the coming hearings. He is expected to be chair- man at the hearings, the first time he has taken such action since joining the board a year ago. However, sources within the board point out that under legislation, it can allow ex- ports of natural gas if they are Treasure unearthed This is the head of the statue of Tuchulca, the devil god of the Etruscans. The statue was unearthed in Cerveteri, 22 miles north of Rome. THE Sunday Crossword I formerly the New York Herald Tribune Crossword) Edited by Robert B. CHlcspie Crossword BUFFINGS AND ABRASIONS By Susan Santora 1 Doubles 6 Choicest 11 Roman threads 16 Cement floor 20 Liz can't ingenue anymore, alas 21 Check the books 22 Salad or dessert 23 Headland 24 Warming platter, very irritating 26 Have a gut feeling 27 Trick 28 Israeli Aviv 29 the mark 30 Kneading beauty treatments 33 Column fillers 35 1492 ship 36. Soft pitch 37 Wonder drug 38 Jai game 40 Snitch again 42 Ancient 44 Sacred images 47 Wedding an- nouncements 49 Actors' climaxes 50 Questioners 53 Long of La. 54 Sutures 56 Kind of free 58 Stroked again 60 Do wrong 61 Greek 62 Choral song 63 Basketball entry sound 64 Ryan or Dunne 66 Goatee 67 Skims off froth 71 Cancel 73 Handy ad- hesive, but irritating 78 The Elks 79 the nose 80 Part of a curve 81 Arabs'clout ACROSS 82 "Mr. Deeds" director 83 "There an old man..." 84 In a thankless way 90 Public brilliancy 91 "-jolly good..." 93 Atmosphere 94 Aroused 96 Paradises 98 Catty sounds 99 Greek letters 100 Afternoons: abbr. 103 Millionaire's concern 106 Chase tabby 107 Pruned a roster 109 Eastern prince 110 Part of Yugoslavia 112 Solidifies 113 Watery mouth? 114 Affectation DOWN 1 SALT goal 2 Throb 3 Hero sandwich (with 4 Brit, air heroes 5 Fred, man in iron lung 6 Leafs 7 Freshwater 8 Uganda's Amin 9 Fish out of water 10 Fuel gas 11 Of sound 12 Point of view 13 Malcontents 14 Siberian land mass 15 record (wins big I 16 Pork barrel quid pro quo 17 of court (dismiss jeeringlyl 18 Church part 19 Angry insects 22 Roman 102 25 Rene or Etienne 31 Coolidge 32 or zool. 34 Louise 35 Tidings 38 Qualified 39 Hideaway 40 Hinds 41 "...streets of-" 43 Composed.! apian 45 Bom 46 The other Chaplin 48 Very tough 49 Succinct 51 Haroened 116 Big Calif. 117 Close to 120 Metropolis 121 PartofA.D. 123 Tape inter- ruption 125 Commoner-si. 126 Cheats 129 Manicure tool (in folders7) 133 Affectations 134 Garden tool 137 Once again 138 Don Carter's hat? 139 Big city fea- tures 'cause 142 boy' Have a cigar' 143 And others: Lai. 144 Storehouse 145 Islamic wriitings 146 Cheerful 147 Senior one 148 Kmdof turvy 149 Passageway 52 Backbone 55 Coffee vessel 56 Mackinaw 57 Bell town 59 Hardwood 62 Traveler's goal 65 irritate: stroke improperly 66 Onward rush 68 Yes men: proper buffers' 63 Dumb girl 70 Theater ticket 71 Arabic A 21 X 21, by Janet C. 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HAN-CVFY ZMUG ECU A A i r; A r Y K i K n F v B H ZMYECUHBE I B I A A C Y A A SUM B H A U Y E By India M. Speiry KOAPK SNZWFFKLJW IZRH SNZWFFKJ HVLSV .iFoi FEIH; WF N SVLDIZRE'J KAMDLSNWLFE X F 7, S N E I G M N Z J L E J W R N I r K A K o n s r p K n A K L X LOO K M L r L x P N Z F X P F E R G By Eail Ireland u M Y R Y s P i L K E Z N A A I R S P -By Wilson Dew surplus to domestic needs. "It's easy to say in hindsight that it was a the source said. "But when the ex- port decisions were made there was a surplus." In briefs filed with the board in preparation for the gas hearings, a formula used to determine whether a surplus exists was described as inade- quate. A board spokesman said the formula involves projecting gas consumption for four years and multiplying the resulting figure by 25. It was designed to protect Canadian needs for about 17 years into the future. Briefs from the Ontario and Manitoba governments point out that as recently as January, the board had found surplus of gas that it licensed for export in the form of ethane, a petrochemical building block. Yet only a few months later consumers are facing the threat of shortages. A board spokesman said three applications now are on hand for export licences, but they will be held in abeyance until the gas hearings are completed. Many of the briefs filed with the board suggest no further export licences be granted and some want the cut down on exports already au- thorized. However, Energy Minister Darcy McKeough of Ontario says a i eduction in exports the United States should b last resort. He says that si action could draw Amerii retaliation in other negotiations between the t countries. In the meantime, Ontaru working on contingency pli for allocating natural among customers if shortaj occur. The province also plans provincial energy corporat which will invest in explo tion of natural gas as well other energy forms. Both the Ontario a Quebec provinci governments also have h direct negotiations with 1 Alberta government in effo to secure a stable supply gas. Coin racket slowing down rNSOElTKA STANL. F.INRSEL, DRINK UNSIK. Norton WASHINGTON (CP) Customs officials say smugglers engaged in a multi- million-dollar racket may be running short of their lucrative coins with a high silver content. The coins, minted prior to 1968 when Canada lowered the silver content, are worth up to three times their face value at smelters in the U.S. "This kind of operation is slowing says a spokes- man for the U.S. Customs Service, a division of the treasury department. "It has been done to the point where there can't be many of the older coins left." Commissioner Vernon Acree, head of the service, says U.S. customs officers made more than 20 major seizures of Canadian silver coins, and more than 30 arrests, last year. "In one case, worth of Canadian silver coins was discovered in a car crossing the border at Charnplain, N.Y.." Acree said. The occupants were charg- ed with smuggling and currency violations. HUGE SUMS SHIPPED Leonard Chagnon, agent-in- charge at Overton Corners, N.Y.. said in a telephone interview that an estimated million in Canadian face smuggled through the 125 miles of border under his jurisdiction last year. of the smugglers have been he said. In the largest recent case, Chagnon said, 25 bags of a value of about when delivered at the found in the car of a Canadian salesman. know that came in in 1968-69 from one Canadian source the agent said. "The boss of i operation was a hoodlum w was killed by a bomb in his c before we could take action The melting down of Cai dian coins for their silver c< tent is legal in the U.S. CITY OF LETHBRIDGE BUS ROUTE EXTENSION Effective September 9, 1974, improved bus service will be provided in the North East area presently serv- ed by the No. 5 route. Two buses will operate on this route as follows: Present route along 23rd Street North to 14th Avenue, East on 14th Avenue to 28th Street, North on 28th Street to Park Meadows Boulevard, West on Park Meadows Boulevard to 16th Street North, South on 16th Street to 15th Avenue, West on 15th Avenue to 15th Street North, South on 15th Street to 13th Avenue and 16th Street along present route. Number 5 route will operate from a.m. till p.m. daily Monday through Saturday. Number 5A route will operate from a.m. p.m. daily, excepting Thursday and Friday when service will be provided till p.m. Buses will leave the downtown every 20 minutes start- ing at a.m. The buses will leave the Park Meadows Boulevard and 23rd Street every 20 minutes starting at a.m. daily. Fares are 15e cash. Please deposit your own fare. For further information contact the Transit office at 327-2588. NOTICE CITYOFLETHBRIDGE Garbage Pick-Up Schedule EFFECTIVE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th. 1974. City of Lethbridge domestic garbage collection follow the schedule as outlined in the map.