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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta _ 'look simple' _ i .1 ____ii_j i KrtOfH i 4 t o n t 0 H i fl J By DOUG SMALL OTTAWA (CP) Tem- porary feed grain pricing policies established by the government as a buttress against distress-price selling by Prairie farmers make Einstein's theory "look like simplicity former prime minister John Diefenbaker said Thursday. He was commenting in the Commons on a feed grain price guarantee system aimed, in effect, at protecting farmers from Otto Lang, minister respon- sible 'for the Canadian wheat board, announced earlier that the Agricultural Products Board (APB) has been authorized to buy and store feed barley and oats-for prices of and a bushel respectively. Those prices, mid-way be- tween the initial price the wheat board pays for barley and oats and estimated final payments made at the end of an accounting year for crops, have been established "to pro- tect farmers' incomes from distress feed grain Mr. Lang said. Farmers now have the op- tion of selling to the APB at prices higher than initial wheat board barley prices of a bushel and oat prices of if they want cash quickly. Or they can sell to the wheat board for the smaller initial price and capitalize on a high final price when the board di- vides the difference between its buying and selling price in the future. Mr. Lang reiterated that it was in the farmers' best inter- est to continue selling to the wheat board, federal marketing agency for wheat, barley and oats, because es- timated final prices for barley and oats would amount to about and a bushel respectively. The new price policy is an attempt by the government to stop farmers from selling feed grain to western livestock men and feed mills at prices considerably lower than those paid by the wheat board. These sales, call "off- board" because they are not regulated by the wheat board, are particularly heavy during times of surplus when western grain growers need im- mediate cash. But Mr. Lang said because of the large "uninformed market" on the Prairies, farmers continue to make off-board sales even in current times of heavy de- mand and higher wheat board prices. Off-board sales have been particularly odious to eastern livestock and dairymen who depend on western grain to feed their animals. They have complained that their western competitors can buy feed at substantially lower prices because eastern feed is sold by the wheat board at prices' competitive with imported U.S. corn. The government has attempted to alleviate differences in price with a temporary feed grain program announced Aug. 3. A long range program is being worked out prior to implemen- tation Aug. 1 next year. Under the temporary pro- gram, the wheat board feed grain prices would be linked to the off-board, or free market, price on the Prairies. Easterners would pay the same as western livestock and feed mill men, plus something extra to make up for transpor- tation and handling expenses. The UtHbridae Herald VOL. LXVI No. 238 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1973 10 CENTS 2 SECTIONS 24 PAGES Ottawa blasts Alberta plan Taking no chances This design of varied patterns consists of a rainwalker, her umbrella and coat and a cement sidewalk. The umbrella may still be needed this weekend. The southern part of the province will remain cloudy Saturday. Sunday will be a bit sunnier, says the weather office, but with a possibility of strong westerly winds. The high Saturday should be 60 and the low 40. A high of 65 for Sunday is forecast and a low of 40. The low tonight should be near 40. Super hustler outhustled by 'weaker' sex HOUSTON (AP) Millions of people shed their worries for a while Thursday night to concentrate on a tennis match in Texas and saw Bobby Riggs fall flat on his face. Television cameras recorded Billie Jean King's straight- set smashing of the 55-year-old Riggs, the ultimate hustler who budt the match into the battle of the sexes, which the fairer side won easily "I won five bucks from my said Mrs. Brian Hendncks, a Miami housewife "He was so upset after the second set he went out and walked the dog." For some it was sweet victory in seeing Riggs, the man who believes women belong in the bedroom and kitchen and nowhere else, futiley chase Mrs. King's backhands in a crowded Astrodome "When I get back to Congress I'm going to said Representative Bella Abzug (Dem. who said she had placed bets with some of her colleagues Mrs. Abzug and actress Mario Thomas joined the entire staff of Ms magazine at a New York party. Feminist Gloria Steinem.a principal editor of Ms., said she sent Riggs a telegram before the match saying it would be "all right to cry" when he lost. Peter Maas, author of Serpico and The Valachi Papers, said he's "bet on Billie Jean, and I knew she would win Maas was one of 22 people at a tennis-watching party in Manhattan's fashionable Sutton Place district. The host, Felix Mirando. gave his male guests a copy of a Riggs's book and his female guests a copy of The Liberated Woman's Ap- pointment Calendar At a party on Long Island, Ruth Curth outfitted her six female guests in T-shirts which said "You've come a long way, baby." and said they would all wear them to work today ABC, which televised the event, estimated that based upon ratings issued by two rating services, 48 million persons had watched the 2''2 hour match In Houston, where about people paid from to to see the match, the atmosphere was pure Hollywood, with celebrities arriving through the day and hawkers peddling everything from T-shirts to buttons saying "Bobby Riggs, Bleah'" "The world is so grim now I suppose we can use some- thing fun like said humorist Art Buchwald before heading for a dinner party in New York.' The event was Rigg's greatest hustle. The former Wim- bledon champion came out of obscurity and fast-talked his way to fame and fortune He easily defeated Australian Margaret Court in a Mother's Day match and then set his sights on Billie Jean, 29, one of the best women's tennis players in the world. The women's lib movement quickly labelled Riggs "America's No 1 male chauvinist pig (See other story on Page Agnew's 'successor' may not run in '76 By JAMES NAUGHTON New York Times Service WASHINGTON Democratic leaders of the House of Representatives have reportedly made plans to insist, if Vice-President Agnew leaves office before his term expires, that his successor must pledge not to seek election as president in 1976 Authoritative members of Congress say the "contingen- Seen and heard About town BEAN grower Joe Kusalik claiming he doesn't want to grow the Mexican variety because he is already jumpy enough Jack Welch and Don Hughes sitting around an outdoor fireplace discussing whether or not Jack Nicklaus is the greatest golfer of all time cv" plans were discussed at a private meeting Wednesday between the House leaders and a group of Democratic freshmen in the office of House Speaker Carl Albert. "The will of the leadership, as expressed to the freshmen, was to strive for a stand-in vice-president who would be committed to bypass the 1976 election." one participant said The discussion was prompted by reports vigorously disputed by associates of the vice- president that Agnew is considering resigning and by Democratic concern over the political complications of the method for choosing a mid- term vice-president. The 25th amendment to the Constitution, which took effect in 1967, stipulates when there is a vacancy in the vice- presidency the president must nominate a candidate who is subject to confirmation by a majority vote in both houses of Congress Watergate issue going all the way WASHINGTON (AP) The issue, of the Watergate tapes appears likely to go all the way to the Supreme Court, following the inability of the United States Court of Appeals to obtain a com- promise settlement. Special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox and the White House notified the appeals court Thursday that their "sincere efforts" to reach an out-of-court settle- ment "were not fruitful The court had asked a week earlier that the attempt be made. If the search for a com- promise failed, the court had said, "this court will dis- charge its duty of determining the controversy with the knowledge that it has not hesitated to explore the possibility of avoiding con- stitutional adjudication." An appeals court decision is expected by Oct. 1, when the Supreme Court returns from its summer recess. Whatever ruling comes from the appeals court is ex- pected to be appealed to the Supreme Court. "We're not going to be a party to picking somebody who is going to run against us three years from one of the Democratic officials said. Widow predicts trouble MEXICO CITY (AP) President Salvador Allende's widow says underground resistance to the Chilean junta is mobilizing but "the resistance is going to be very hard." Hortensia Bussi de Allende, who arrived in Mexico City Sunday, said her husband's political and labor allies as well as some opposition Chris- tian Democrats of "good faith" chose to remain in Chile rather than form a government in exile. "Some were dead, some were arrested or went un- derground to organize the resistance she said in an interview. Mrs. Allende denied reports from Santiago this week that her husband planned a coup of his own to establish a dictator- ship "Salvador always said: 'My government is one of transi- tion to socialism.' He never thought of a Communist dic- she said. She said the strikes that pre- ceded the coup had United States financial support, "otherwise how could they resist so long without work7" Money to pay the striking truck owners "had to come from the she asserted. By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The minority Liberal government and the New Democratic Party gang- ed up against Alberta and Premier Peter Lougheed in the House of Commons Thur- sday. Within minutes of the daily Commons question period opening. Energy Minister Donald Macdonald was taking an indirect dig at Mr. Lougheed by saying that all Ottawa knew about the million Syncrude Canada Ltd project was what it had learn- ed from television. Mr Macdonald told New Democratic Party Leader Da- vid Lewis that to his knowledge neither the com- pany nor the Alberta govern- ment had yet explained the full details of the gigantic tar sands project to federal of- ficials. The NDP leader urged the government not to consider any request that oil from the Syncrude project be exempted from two-price systems or ex- port request already voiced publicly in Alberta. That prompted a furious El- don Woolliams North) to jump to his feet and point out that Mr. Lewis, whose party has failed to win even one seat federally in Alberta and which has elected only one member privincially, was apparently ignoring the fact that the Syncrude project would help create thousands of jobs in Alberta. Mr. Woolliams asked the energy minister to carefully consider and analyze both sides of the argument before taking notice of Mr. Lewis' demands, and commented that the NDP leader wanted to kilp off new development not onlv m Alberta but elsewhere in Canada too. Former-NDP leader T.C Douglas, now a British Colum- bia MP, charged that "we" should be careful not to make the same mistakes in devel- oping the tar sands as he said was made in developing nor- mal oil fields when Canada "turned" them over to multi- national corporations Later, Peter Bawden (PC- Calgary South) got so angry he took a quick swipe at Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau when the Alberta member said he wanted to ask the prime minister a question "although since it deals with Western Canada and oil he may not understand." Mr Bawden asked his ques- tion, concerning international oil pricing. Oil hearings slated Dec. 17 OTTAWA (CP) The Na- tional Energy "Board has an- nounced that national oil ex- port hearings will be delayed two months because of chang- ing federal energy policies Beef tariff goes back at midnight OTTAWA (CP) The tariff on beef and live cattle im- ported into Canada is being reinstated at midnight tonight, Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan announced in the Commons today. The tariff, three cents a pound on beef and 1% cents a pound on live cattle, was eliminated last February to encourage beet imports. Child dies after being hit by truck A two-year-old girl died Thursday after she was run over in a private driveway on the Blood Reserve. RCMP told The Herald that Patricia Rose Day Rider was playing in front of a half-ton truck in the driveway when her uncle, unaware the girl was there, drove over her. The hearings, to help the board decide how much oil should leave the country, were to start early in December. In July, the board set Oct. 15 as the deadline for written submissions to the hearings. This date was set back to Dec. 17 in the announcement Thur- sday A board spokesman said the recent domestic oil price freeze requested by the government and its imposition of a 40 cents a barrel crude oil export tax are the main reasons for the delay. The two decisions, announc- ed earlier this month, prompted many groups and companies to ask for more time in preparing briefs, he said. The export hearings were announced by Energy Minister Donald Macdonald in February as a means to find appropriate methods for protecting domestic oil supplies in a time of rising world demand and uncertain foreign markets. The hearings could open the whole question of world oil shortages and the way Canada should respond in terms of ex- ports. About 60 per cent of all do- mestically-produced oil now is exported, while about one-half of the amount needed to satisfy domestic demands is imported from Venezuela and the Middle East Inside Classified.........18-22 Comics................7 Comment..............4 District...............15 Family....... 16 17 Local News........13 14 Markets...........23 Sports ............10 11 Theatres...............9 Travel ............3 TV................568 Weather ...........3 At Home .............12 LOW TONIGHT 40-45, HIGH SAT. NEAR 60; MAINLY SUNNY Speculation on election sweetens on Quebec front QUEBEC (CP) An- nouncement of a dose of provincial government spending followed immediate- ly bv the resignations of two Quebec cabinet ministers has sweetened speculation that Premier Robert Bourassa will call an election this fall. The premier announced Thursday that Becnard Pmard, minister of roads and transport, and Georges Tremblay, minister responsi- ble for autoroutes, have resigned Both were appointed to senior positions connected with the portfolios they held, but no successors were nnmpH The resignations came on the heels of major spending announcements. Mr. Bourassa unveiled Wednesday a billion-dollar in- come security program in- volving greatly-increased family allowance payments and a tax break for the middle classes. Also Wednesday, Environ- ment Minister Victor Goldbloom announced another billion-dollar program to help municipalities improve their sewage disposal systems over the next five years These developments fed speculation that a fall election will be held. On Thursday, Quebec City radio station CHRC said elec- tion day will be Oct. 29, a Mon- day ;