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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, September News in brief Soriel iclieat sale rumor OTTAWA Reports tluit the Soviet Union is selling Canadian wheat were dismiss- ed as rumors Thursday by Otto Lang, minister responsi- ble tor the Wheat Board. Replying to opposition questions in tin1 Commons. Mr Lang said he does Not intend to have the board investigate the reports Decause the board "knows "nough to bring it to my atten- tion" it it should be true John Dietenbaker i PC Prince Albert) had suggested an investigation and asked that the Canada em- bassy in Moscow look into the reports. Earlier Roland Godwin (SC- Portneut i said that the I'.S S R is selling Canadian wheat to European countries. Mr Land replied he has not seen proot the wheat is Canadian. "It could very well be American wheat." he said. Miners lo resume icork GRANDE CVCHE. Alta. ''Pi Coal miners laid oft Mclntyre Porcupine Ltd at the start of the week are to resume uork next Monday as ihc mine returns to lull pt iiduction Production was cut. and 350 men laid oil, because the rail strike disrupted shipments to Japan via Vancouver. The hist unit coal train was to arrive today. Only nine trains have shipped coal from the mine. 275 miles west of Kdmonton. in the last two months The mine laid off the men because ot insufficient work- ing ca p 11 a 1 to allow stockpiling, said company ot- hcials. Union otticials dis- puted the reason and said the company could have kept the men on the job. Talks in final round PEKING (Reuter) French President Georges Pompidou was scheduled to meet Chinese leaders today ior his third and final round oi talks The president, who arrived ;n Peking Tuesday for the first state visit to China by a West European head ot state, has so t ir held six hours of formal Iks with the Chinese including a two-hour meeting with Chairman Mao Tse-tung Wednesday. Few details of the talks have been released. There have been signs of disagree- ment between the two countries, notably on the question ol Soviet intentions, which the Chinese see as pos- ing a major threat to Western Europe and China. The French delegation is re- ported upset by the virulence ol China's current show of hostility towards the Soviet Union, and observers say France is unwilling to associate with the Chinese position in case this might prejudice relations with the Soviet Union. ranee ends PARIS (AP) The French government indicated today that its 1973 nuclear tests in the South Paciiic have ended. The announcement came in the torm of a notice in an offi- cial journal cancelling the warning to maritime traffic to steer clear ot an area 60 miles in radius around Mururoa Atoll, the French nuclear testing site. In the absence of any other official an- nouncement, the notice was a signal that the tests are com- pleted for the year. The test series this year generated numerous protests, particularly in Australia and New Zealand. ticking alar m in error COLOGNE. West Germany i AP) The pilot of an Ethio- pian airliner carrying Emperor Haile Selassie erroneously set off a hijacking alarm while flying over Italy today but then quickly reported all was normal aboard. West German air satetv otticials said. The plane, a boeing 720 had left Cologne Airport at a m local time on a direct thght to Addis Ababa. While flying over Milan, the pilot pushed the wrong button and set off the hijacking scare. West German federal officials in Frankfurt reported. The ernperor had just con- cluded a three-day unofficial visit to West Germany, where he met with President Gustav Hememann and Chancellor Willy Brandt The plane Hew on toward Cairo after being escorted out of Italian air space by two Italian air force fighter planes shortage TORONTO (CP) The re- cent tightening of newsprint supplies, caused mainly by in- dustrial strikes, hit The Globe and Mail today. A notice in today's new- spaper says "Due to a lack of yellow newsprint, today's TV and En- tertainment Guide is printed on white newsprint." Current strikes in the news- print industry and the recent rail strike have curtailed the supply of newsprint to news- papers, with the result that some have had to trim their size. Police (I i scorer lico bodies SAULT STE. MARIE. Mich. 'Al'i Sheriff's deputies have discovered two bodies near here, on the fourth vic- tim ol an Aug. 2H airplane crash Fred 35, of Caslou, B C was killed in the crash ot a light airplane along with three other Canadians SAND GRAVEL >ASPHALT< TOLLESTRUP .SAND and GRAVEL Construction Co. Ltd. PHONE His bodv was lound in the upper St Marys River just north ot Mosquito Bay. Deputies said a body found in Whitefish Bay was that of William Qumn. 19. ot Sault Ste. Marie. Mich. Quinn drowned last Friday when he apparently was seized by a strong undertow, officials said Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS Chatham, N.B. Bernard Flam of Chatham. 56. mayor of Chatham since 1955; in hospital after a lengthy ill- ness. Montauk, N.Y. Post Rumbough. 23-year-old son of actress Dina Merrill; his body was found by two lishermen near Gardiners Island in Long Island Sound. convenlion under Grits examine policies OTTAWA (CP) The Liberal party begins its national sell-examination to- day and will call on the government to give an ac- count ol itselt since the last convention in 1970. What the 2.500 delegates de- cide in the way ol policy will guide the not bind it. And judging by the rait ot resolutions submitted to the delegates, they will have no scarcity oi options Ten dilterent workshops will process the resolutions which have come in from local and regional ridings and associations. And they range all the way lor proposals tor "a new world order" to the need lor more CBC programs originating in Western Canada But the resolutions, some complimentary, some con- tradictory, give little indica- tion ol what may emerge in policy changes since many will be rejected, withdrawn or altered belore coming betore the lull convention Prime Minister Trudeau will go belore the delegates tonight lor his so-called ac- countability session, when he will answer questions Irom the floor. But Ins two-hour appearance is not expected to be controversial. In 1970. he had little difficulty fielding the generally friendly quest- ion A reception and dance in honor ol Mr. and Mrs. Trudeau is scheduled ior im- mediately after this session. There will be a series of question and answer panels in- volving cabinet ministers, who will also be asked to give an accounting of government actions in the last three years. And there will be a secret ballot on whether a leadership convention should be held within the next proposition that is certain to be rejected. Virtually all of the resolutions start at the local level and work up through the party structure, in one torn) or another, lor decisions by these delegates. But the government can reject any policy, with an explanation awaiting the next convention. In his report to the con- vention, retiring party presi- dent Senator Richard Stan- bury says that within the last 15 years, the party "has tran- slormed itselt. step by step, into a broadly based democratically party of mass participation There will be a series ot re- gional caucuses to open the convention today, followed by the workshop meetings which deal with all lacets of policy. The convention will end at noon Sundav. Reserve judgment in Hutterite case EDMONTON i CP i -Judg- ment was reserved Thursday on an appeal by a Hutterite group against income tax collected by the federal government between 19H1 and 19KP, "There is a great deal in- volved here and the matter will require careful con- sideration." said Mr Justice John Une at the conclusion ol a Ihree-dav special sitting ol the Federal Court ol Canada The Danus-Leut Hutterite sect, consisting of 64 colonies in Alberta and Saskatchewan, is appealing a 1972 tax board Truck loggers denounce li.C. timber sale policy VANCOUVER (CP) Angry members of the Truck Loggers Association in British Columbia have written to B C. Premier Dave Barrett denouncing a new forest ser- vice timber sale policy "Loggers and saw-millers cannot survive in the role of of the giant pulp economy and 'milk cow' ol stumpage policy." V. T. Williams, president ot the association ol independent, owner-operated Canadian truk loggers, said. lie said the new stumpage pricing formula is "devoid of economic realism." and "will prove to be the greatest mis- take in economic affairs in British Columbia history The plan's mam intention is to limit logging and sawmill profits while the pulp economy escapes any profit control. Mr Williams said. DID WE MISS YOU? ANNUAL Apple Drive Help the Kiwanis Clubs of Lethbridge further their work m the community Buy a basket of fancy Mclntosh apples from a Kiwanian when he calls. you were missed please phone 328-1705 The plan would increase logging and sawmill slunpage charges Irom now paid annually by one million dollars to annually, he said The plan would increase logging and sawmill stumpage charges Irom now paid annually by one million dollars to annually, he said. The "radical new policy" would force sawmills to close, killing small business and opening the industry for ex- tended foreign control. Mr Williams said. He voiced support for the sliding scale timber pricing formula adjusted ever three months to changes in the lumber market that has been used lor more than 30 years. "We urge you to stop and listen to people close enough to the lores! that they can see the trees." Mr. Williams said The new limber pricing policy has been announced for the interior and soon will be applied in coastal areas, he said. The government has not an- nounced a date for starting the new Kites Stumpage is based on a complicated formula which uses the net mill price ol lumber in the interior and the selling price of logs on the coast as the user's income. From this are subtracted uovernment appraised production costs Under the present system the province l.ike.s up to per cent ol the lul.mce .is slimipago In the new the liO-por-cont ceiling is lemoved review decision upholding in- con) e tax assessments betweeen and 1968. The Hutterites say that as members of the sect thev cannot individually own propertv so they cannot pay taxes on it .1. Matheson. counsel for the Hutterites. said the federal revenue department is I ore ing Hutterites to repudiate their laith by taxing them on a personal basis when (heir faith prohibits them Irom owning anything. The revenue department is acting against the Bill of Rights, which guarantees Canadians the right lo practice their religion, the lawyer said. Crown Lawyer N. A. Chalmers said that although members of the communal- living sect give their money to the church, the money is receivable to them. He argued that Hutterite colonies are not religious orders and