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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 i HE Lt i HBRIDGE September News in brief SWC vice-chairman named OTTAWA (CP) Two members of the federal Status of Women Council join chairman Katie Cooke as full time vice-chairmen. Labor Minister John Munro announc- ed Monday. They are June Menzies of Winnipeg and Yv e 11 e Housseau of Montreal. Mr. Munro. responsible for the Status of Women, also ap- pointed Jocelyn Ward of Whitehorse a member of the council. Mine workers laid off GRANDE CACHE. Alta. (CP) About 350 of the 600 workers at Mclntyre Por- cupine's coal mine in this foothills town were laid off Monday, a union official said Monday night. The men were told they are not needed until the mine resumes shipping coal from Vancouver to Japan, said Phil Oakes. president of Local 7621 of the United Steelworkers of America. Shipment of coal from Grande Cache to the west coast has been tied up because of the rail strike. "The union position is that there is no need for a layoff, there is plenty of stockpiling work that could be Mr. Oakes said. "We feel that this is the result of pressure from the U.S. bosses who control the company. They could have subsidized Grande Cache for another week." The layoff of 150 miners earlier this year prompted the provincial government to ap- point a commission to investigate the troubled history of this town. Picket numbers to be cut VANCOUVER (CPi CP Air and its striking machinists union Monday agreed to try to work out a mutually agreeable arrangement on the number of pickets at Van- couver International Airport without going to court. The company said Friday it would seek an injunction to limit the number of pickets, claiming picket lines had in- creased .to the point where traffic was being backed up to the airport. Meanwhile, a CP Air spokesman said no trouble had been reported in Oakland, Calif., where one of the com- pany's DC-8s is being served. The striking machinists had said they were sending four representatives to Oakland to "stir up a little hell" and build sympathy among San Fran- cisco machinists. The strike by the machinists against CP Air is five weeks old. Loch monster sought LONDON (AP) -We are looking for something with a long neck." said Novuo Su- giuchi. the chief diver of a Japanese expedition to find the Loch Ness monster. Suguichi and seven other di- vers are planning to go down into the dark waters of Scot- land's Loch Ness in a subma- rine Sept. 23 and photograph the fabled monster at close range. "We are not Sugiuchi assured reporters here Monday. "We do not intend to catch Nessie, just make color pic- tures and films; these will be available to the world, free of charge." said Yoshoi Kou, a 36year-old show-business pro- moter who is sponsoring the Japanese expedition. King's condition worsens HELSINGBORG (Reuter) Dr. Gunnar Bioerck told re- -Swedens King Gustaf Adolf, porters the king is suffering 90. was described as in "very- serious" condition Monday from "itestmal bleeding and night by his doctor. receiving blood transfusions. Jewish practice broken NEW YORK (API Con- servative Judaism, in a break from Jewish practice, issued a decision Monday that women well as men making up the minimum number for congregational worship. "It's a radical departure from traditional Jewish prac- tice." said Rabbi Wolfe Kelman. executive secretary of the Rabbinical Assembly, which represents conser- vative rabbis across the country. The change was approved by the assembly's inter- national committee on Jewish law and standards. A minimum quorum, of 10 is required in most of the world's Judaism for public worship services. In orthodox Judaism, the rule still requires that only men be counted for a minimum congregation of 10. Tax planner warns government TORONTO (CP) James Clare, tax planning manager for Confederation Life Insur- ance Co., says the savings of more than six million Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contrib- utors will be used up by 1982 if the federal government follows proposals outlined by Marc Lalonde, minister of health and welfare. In a paper prepared for a tax conference today, Mr. Clare criticizes Mr. Lalonde's proposal last April to boost eligible earnings and monthly payments under the plan and that both be tied to increases in the cost of living. He dismisses the minister's assertion that the pension plan provides a "mechanism by which people could and would save for their retirement." "The truth is that only about 10 per cent of any CPP pen- sion is savings that come from the combined CPP contributions of the pensioner and those his employer contributes for Mr. Clare said. "The other 90 per cent is a subsidy taken from the CPP funds of other Canadians still working." CN Rail persues experiment EDMONTON (CP) A CNR experiment with a gas- oil mixture begun two years ago has proved so successful the railway is extending use of the fuel for its trains to a long- term commercial operation. The product comes from the Athabasca oil sands and is produced by Great Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. of Fort McMurray. Alta. Proximity of the synthetic crude source to certain oper- ations makes it more economic than diesel fuel, said one CNR spokesman. All freight trains operating through Edmonton now use the gas-oil mixture. A small amount of the prod- uct is being used to fuel locomotives in Jasper, Alta., as well. The product also is being supplied to CP Rail in small quantities for test purposes. Rain delays harvest work CALGARY (CP) Pain during the weekend delayed larvest operations in many parts of Alberta, the Alberta Wheat Pool said Monday. In its weekly crop report, MODERN INDUSTRIAL RENTALS 1250191 Ave.S. Phone 328-8896 "Industrial and Home Owner Rentals" RUGSHAMPOOERS FLOOR SANDERS RENTAL IS YOUR BEST BUY the Pool said three weeks of dry. warm weather would help the harvest, which is nearly completed in Medicine Hat and Lethbridge. Swathing has advanced over last year on the same date with 66 per cent of wheat, 71 per cent of barley and 75 per cent of rapeseed. About one- third of the wheat, barley and rapeseed is in the bin, the Wheat Pool reported. Dcalhs Sergie K Tumansky, 72, a top aircraft-engine designer and ,-i member of the Academy of sciences, after a serious il- lness. Bobby Orr and bride Bobby Orr, 25, superstar defenceman of Boston Bruins hockey team, and his bride, Margaret Louise Wood, 26, of Detroit, Mich. The couple were married Saturday, Sept. 8th, in Perry Sound, Ont. Ottawa policies rapped by CLC CHARLOTTETOWN (CP) Recent federal policies have created an apparently booming economy but workers are not sharing in the prosperity. Donald MacDonald, president of the Canadian Labor Congress, said Monday. In a wide-ranging speech to the Prince Edward Island Federation of Labor, Mr. MacDonald said government policies have boosted corpora- tion profits while "the Mistake made in identity HOUSTON. Tex. (AP) Two of the victims of the Houston sex-torture murders were mistakenly identified and buried in Georgia, the Harris County medical ex- aminer said Monday. Dr. Joseph Jachimczyk said the remains of David Hilligiest, 13, and Gregory Winkle. 15, both of Houston, were mistakenly identified as Jerry Waldrop, 13, and his brother Donald, former Houston residents whose father now lives in Atlanta. The bodies of the Waldrop brothers remain in a Houston morgue, he said. The four were among 27 bodies of teen-aged boys un- covered last month in the largest mass murder case in recent years. County officials now are in- vestigating legal procedures for returning the bodies of Hilligiest and Winkle to Houston and sending the Waldrop brothers to Georgia for burial. The mass murder case broke Aug. 8 when Elmer Wayne Henley, 17, notified police he had shot and killed Dean Arnold Corll, 33, during a party at Corll's home. He identified Corll as the leader in a homosexual torture- murder ring. average person has not shared in the so-called national prosperity." The president of the 1.8 mil- lion-member union congress said real purchasing power of wage and salary earners de- clined about per earn- ed in the second quarter of 1973 compared with the se- cond quarter last year. "Corporate profits have now risen to a level where they have taken a share of the national income to a degree not seen since 1956." Mr. MacDonald said. "On the other hand, labor income which includes all wages and salaries has had its share drop lower than at any time since 1966." He blasted the government lor giving new tax advantages to corporations at a time when profits are at high levels. NOT CONCERNED "The fact that this could be done only at the expense of the public at large, already suf- fering from high prices, high interest rates, a difficult food situation, huge increases in the cost of housing and high taxes, was of no concern to people in power who have long been immune to the plight of the ordinary citizen. "If ever there was a classic example of social numbness it was the action ot the govern- ment in reducing taxes for manufacturers and processors from 49 to 40 per cent last July while postponing action to alleviate the distress of lower- income families, "he said. Mr. MacDonald cited figures that indicated the lowest 20 per cent of families received only 3.6 per cent of total income while families in the top 20 per cent received 43 per cent of income. CREATES NEW DIVISION WASHINGTON Director Clarence Keliey said Monday he has created a new external-affairs division to su- pervise the agency's dealings with the public and news media Keliey said the action is intended to fulfil his pledge of openness in discussing FBI matters not related to con- fidential investigations. Calgary Power asks share of service Calgary Power Ltd. will ask the Energy Resources Conservation Board today for a major share in delivery of power to the Athabasca oil sands area in northeastern Alberta, served exclusively by Alberta Power Ltd. Alberta Power wants per- mission to build a 240.000 volt power line from the Slave Lake area to Mildred Lake, 25 miles north of Fort McMurray. But Calgary Power will present a plan at a hearing to split up the supply of power in the area. Alberta Power holds rights for an area including the Great Canadian oil sands plant and the proposed Sync-rude Oil extraction plant. Calgary Power wants the un- assigned territory north of the Syncrude site, including the area where three other ex- traction plants may be built. The 259-mile Calgary Power line, which would stretch from Kflmonton to Forl McMurray, would use metal towers and cost million. The Alberta Power line. which would link Fort McMurray with the provincial grid at Mitsue Lake, south of Slave Lake, would cover 171 miles, use wood poles and cost million. power needs for oil ex- traction plants and residen- tial and light industrial use could increase from 8.9 megawatts to a winter peak of 332 megawatts by 1994 with I lie addition "I the Syncrude ;md six other extraction planls. Calgary Power says World record CALGARY (CP) The city of Calgary has a world's record to its credit, but city transportation director Bill Kuyt isn't proud of it. There arc 142 buses running per hour during the peak traf- fic hours in the downtown area "I'm not very proud of the reroni." he told city council Monday night, adding New York city is second with 140 buses per hour Survive cost of living attack by Tories Gov't wins confidence vote OTTAWA (CP) The Con- servatives attacked the government Monday on the cost of living, the country's hottest political issue, but fail- ed to win support from any other party in a late-night Commons vote. Backed by the New Demo- crats, Social Credit and Roch LaSalle the minority Liberal government easily turned aside a Conser- vative non-confidence motion condemning its inflation- control record. The vote, taken at the end of a day-long debate, was 129 to 102 with 96 Liberals, 22 New Democrats, 10 Social Credit members and Mr. LaSalle joining forces to defeat those in Conservatives. Thirty-two MPs. excluding Speaker Lucien Lamoureux who did not vote, were absent. Standing in the 264-seat House: Liberal 109. Conser- vative 107. NDP 31. Social Credit 15 and independent two. The outcome, as Conser- vative Leader Robert Stan- field noted at the beginning of the day, was anything but suspenseful. NDP Leader David Lewis Gov't milk price subsidy has dairymen confused By JIM NEAVES BANFF. Alta. (CP) A pint of apprehension and a quart of concern were evident as delegates mov.-d today into the second day of the National Dairy Council of Canada's an- nual meeting. The feeling was obvious in the wake of Prime Minister Trudeau's recently announc- ed consumer subsidy on the price of milk. Some delegates at the three-day meeting from the processing industry openly admit to being confused and puzzled by the government's action which will, in effect, place the milk processing in- dustry under price con- only one in Canada. The council's newly-elected board of directors of between 30 and 35 members was scheduled to meet this after- noon to discuss the situation. Originally scheduled as an open meeting, it was decided late Monday that it would be closed. It was not known if a news conference would be called to announce the council's policy on the government action. LACK INFORMATION John Jackson, outgoing president and now secretary- manager of the council on a full-time basis, said "we just don't know enough about the administration and application'' of the goverment's subsidy programs of five cents a- quart for fluid milk and 20 cents on 100 pounds of milk powder. "We believe it was a hurriedly conceived program." Since the federal an- nouncement, the Alberta Public Utilities Board has approved a five-cent increase in the price of a quart of milk at the consumer level. "That means even with the subsidy. Alberta milk con- sumers will be paying the same price and that's not a political impact that the prime minister wanted in the rollback." Mr. Jackson said. Mr.. Jackson said the direc- tors are in a good position to formulate a policy because consumers, producers and the federal government are represented at the meeting. Roland Pigeon of Quebec, president of the Dairy Farmers of Canada, Maryon Brechin of Ottawa, president of the Consumers Association of Canada, and K. G. Savage of Ottawa, director of the federal agriculture department's dairy division, are participating and available for consultation. DISCUSS ENVIRONMENT Mr Jackson said he was confinced the subsidy situa- tion would not overshadow the previously-planned theme of the annual meeting, environ- ment in today's society. The council represents linns involved in processing 95 per cent of the milk produc- ed in Canada. Only 30 per cent of Canada's miik production is used as fluid milk with the balance, termed industrial use. making butter, cheese and other milk products. During Monday's opening session. 0. E. Swain of Chicago, president of the Kraft Food Corp.. said the dis- tribution of food in the world presents a challenge to the processing industry. He said existing food productivity must be improv- ed and potential foodstuffs must be developed and marketed in the best possible manner He predicted there would be no return to low food prices in North America, and that even ;it incrteased prices, con- sumers still are getting a food bargain compared with other parts of the world. NAME IMPORTANT Mrs Brechin said the in- dustry must carefully con- sider the name for any new higher protein milk product it places on the market. She suggested the names "modified or fortified milk" could be the "kiss of death" because of consumer reaction to such labels She said her group was con- corned because a recent sur- vey on consumers showed Iheir reaction was negative to I he names which were being used "simply because they are in the regulations." "We thought the food in- dustry had done a good job in making consumers feel that fortified meant a product that was made just a little bit she said. Mr. Pigeon said he was pleased about increasing co- operation between producers and processors but steps must be taken to encourage more young people to enter dairy farming "We also need your help to get farmers encouraged to produce more milk." Mr. Pigeon said a survey last year showed many Quebec dairy farmers received only an hour in labor for producing fluid milk. Science policy submitted OTTAWA (CP) The Senate special committee on science policy today delivered a plan aimed at re-organizing federal departments and agencies concerned with science. Singled out for particular mention in the committee's third and final report were the science ministry and the de- partment of industry, trade and commerce. But the main recommenda- tion in the 230-page report calls for the science ministry to be given budget respon- sibilities. All departments would submit their research and development budgets for science ministry coordination before approval by treasury board. "The government must now act as quickly as possible to eliminate uncertainty and pro- vide Canada with the federal institutions and policies so badly needed to face the challenges posed by technology and science in the 1970s and the longterm future." the report con- cludes. The 20-member committee, headed by Senator Maurice Lamontagne, was set up in 1968. Its first report, released in December, 1970, called for an over-all science policy or strategy. The second, delivered in January. 1972, called for "drastic revolutions" in all aspects of science to keep Canada in the international technological race. Among in its 60 recommendations were more investment in research and development, including spending of billion annual- ly by 1980 compared with the billion in 1969. This final volume outlines the committee's plan for reorganization. However, its 18 recommendations also discuss other matters, such as setting up an international service on scientific and technological terminology. This would be called Sitest, based on its French-language initials. The organization would in- clude scientists, linguists, au- thors and translators and would develop French ter- minology, including science dictionaries and glossaries for use in translation of science documents. As well, the report calls for the development of a federal- provincial committee on science and technology, which would meet at least once a year to advise on federal priorities in science policy before departmental budgets were established and help co- ordinate science activities among provinces. The report also recommend- ed several changes in the science council, which serves as an advisor on science matters to the cabinet. Representation from govern- ment would no longer be needed. The science council should include more representation from the social sciences and humanities and should have closer liaison with the Economic Council of Canada, the report says. The bulk of the report deals with the need to re-organize the federal departments and agencies so co-operation is as- sured. The re-organization plan calls for co-operation, but would also provide the means to ensure cooperation from departments that merely pay lip-service to the idea. It recommends that the sci- ence ministry be given the right to approve science budgets from all departments and the power to ensure that the department-finance ac- tivities would fit in with national goals. The ministry would have a much stronger role if the La- montagne recommendations are implemented. The committee also calls lor several specific changes in the department of industry. Irade and commerce that would encourage more in- novation. It recommends the depart- ment investigate all factors affecting the private inventor, and consider ways to provide public assistance to inventors and the desirability of an in- ventors council to aid small companies It also recommends a branch within the department under a deputy minister responsible for technology and innovation. Awards for technology and innovation also should be in- stituted, the report says. Childrens' TV program ads reduced OTTAWA (CP) A reduc- tion in the number of minutes of advertising during childrens" programs was an- nounced Monday by the Cana- dian Association of Broad- casters CAB. The group, which represents private radio and television broadcasters, said changes to its voluntary advertising code for children will reduce the amount of commercial time during childrens' programs to 10 minutes in every hour. Canadian Radio-Television Commission regulations now limit to 12 the number of com- mercial minutes an hour dur- ing all programming. The new CAB rule comes into effect for members Oct. 1 except for existing 1973 con- tracts. Beginning Jan. 1, 1974, the number of commercial minutes will be reduced to eight. Another amendment to the voluntary code says no single product, premium or service can be promoted more than once during any half hour ex- cept where a firm is sponsor- ing the entire program. This restriction does not apply to public service messages. took the steam out of the Con- servative motion by announc- ing Friday his party would continue to vote with the government, ensuring its sur- v i v a 1. Mr. Stanfield. who opened the debate with a tough 30- minute speech, spent much of his time assailing government economic policies and elaborating on his own long- standing demand for wage and price controls. He had bitter words for the unofficial Liberal-NDP alliance that has kept the government in power since it lost its Commons majority in last October's federal elec- tion. "They are not kept here be- cause events have proven them right... in their manage- ment of the country's af- lairs." he said of the government. "They are kept here for the political convenience of a group of members in this House." As long as the alliance lasts, he added, the government will continue to follow policies that suit the NDP and the losers will be "Canadians of ordinary means" who cannot ride out the inflation storm. Mr. Lewis, jeered by Con- servatives when he spoke and later when he voted, described the NDP stand as responsible and listed three main reasons for voting against the motion. Conservative wage and price controls would not work; the NDP had forced the government to make pension and family allowance im- provements; and the Conser- vatives would do no more than the Liberals, perhaps even less, to end the socalled cor- porate rip-off by big business. The NDP decided in January that Parliament should be allowed to work and it would not plunge the country into a general election unwanted by the public, he said. Finance Minister John Turner, the key government speaker in the debate, again rejected Conservative wage and price control proposals, saying the number of persons favoring this approach has dropped drastically in recent months. The government will adopt "any measure of lasting bene- fit" to control inflation, he said, but controls are not the answer. Nothing had dis- credited controls more than the experience in the United States where they had proven ineffective.' While he could understand the frustration and anger of low-income persons hardest hit by inflation, he argued that efforts to hold down the cost of living have been more successful than in most other industrialized countries. Even with inflation, he said, rising wages and strong eco- nomic growth have placed many Canadians in better eco- nomic circumstances than ever before. He also defended the anti-in- llation package announced last week by Prime Minister Trudeau. It included increas- ed pensions for the aged and retired public servants, a quested price freeze on crude oil and its products, and interim increases in family allowances. MPs resume work today on a bill to raise family allowances from the current average of monthly to for all eligible children and youths. It will precede a increase to scheduled to go inlo effect early next year. Social Credit caucus set for Friday Originally scheduled for Tuesday, the AI >erta Social Credit caucus will now be held Friday The caucus will probably choose a new House leader on the heels of the resignation of Jim Henderson. Party leader Werner Schmidt says policy discussions will take priority over choice of a House leader. But he faces dissension among the Socred MLAs, some of whom insist they have the only say in electing a leader. Mr. Schmidt has been unsuccessful in gaining a seat in the legislature Hungry thieves ST. THOMAS, Ont. (CP) Thieves are still trying to beat the high cost of meat. Someone broke into Stanley Gaudet's home on the weekend and stole from his Ireezer 14 ducks, 15 rabbits, eight steaks, chickens, pork roasts and hamburger. William Edgar Walker, 34, of St. Thomas, has been charged with breaking, enter- ing and theft and possession of stolen goods. ;