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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Congress tackles Wounded Knee hassle WASHINGTON (AP) Con- gicssional hearings en the Knee afi'air open to- day. Militant Indians refusad during the weekend to surren- der their arms and peace talks were broken off between protest leaders and White House aides. The House of Representatives Indian affairs subcommittee has scheduled three days of hearings on the seizure of the historic Spu'h Dakota reserva- tion village by members of the American Indian Movement Hearings also will cover occupation of the Bureau of Indian affairs (BIA) building in Washington last year. Russell Means, leader of the Wounded Knee group, was to b3 the main witness today. Repre- sentative Lloyd Meeds (Dem. chairman of the com- mittee, said thejiearings will be the prelude to a lengthy investi- gation of the relationship be- tween Indians and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Means arrived Friday for what was scheduled to be a session with Leon- ard Garment, special consultant to President Nixon. But Gar- ment refused to negotiate until Means telephoned Wounded Knee to tell his followers to lay down their arms. Means re- fused. TERMS DISPUTED The government contends that under an agreement reached at Wounded Knee last Thursday, Means was to have made ths call once his meeting with Gar- ment began. Means said no such agreement was reached. A six-point agreement nego- tiated by the justice department with Means and others was sup- posed to have cleared the war for disarmament and an end to the 41-day occupation. But, un- der the pact, nothing else can happen until the Indians lay down their weapons. Means has given no indication of when that will the justice department an- nounced Sunday that it will negotiate no further with Means in Washington. The Wounded Knee occupa- tion began the night of Feb. 27. More than 300 permanent resi- dents were displaced from the village on the Pine Ridge Res- ervation, where 11.000 Oglala Sioux live in western South Da- kota. The Indians who seized the village demanded an investiga- tion of alleged corruption among the Oglala sioux, ouster tf Tribal President Richard Wilson and Senate review of In- dian treaties. The LetHbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 101 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, APRIL 9, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS TWO SECTIONS 22 PAGES TWO MORE COPTERS SHOT AT Canadians may leave Cong region Death said no reason to pull out of Vietnam Master painter dies Artist Pablo Picasso, sits with his wife Jacqueline in 1970, as they watch a bull fight at Frejus, the French Riviera, during a rare public appearance. The 91-year-old grand master, died at his home Sunday, in Mougins, France (See other pictures and story page OTTAWA (CP) Canadian leaders continued Sunday to support the role of the Inter- national Commission of Super- vision and Control (ICCS) in Vietnam following the death there Saturday of a Canadian member of the commission.' Neither Prime Minister Trudeau nor External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp would use the death of Capt. C. E. Laviolette, 42, of Quebec City as an excuse to pull the 290-man U.S. sewage aetion delay draws blast By BRUCE LEVETT The Canadian Press WASHINGTON Three congressmen, members of powerful House of Representatives conservation com- mittee, said Saturday the United States will be unable to meet one of its major commitments to Canada in the joint efforts by those two countries to dean up the Great Lakes. Representative Henry S. Reuss of Wisconsin and Dante B. Fascell of Florida, both Democrats, and Re- publican Guy Vender Jagt of Michigan, in a letter to transportation Secretary Claude S. Brinegar, blame the U.S. Coast Guard for the situation. The letter, released for publication Saturday, said "the long delay'' by the coast guard in issuing regu- lations to implement the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) "no-sewage-discharge" standards will "result in failure by the U.S. to meet one of its major commitments under its Great Lakes water-quality agreement with Canada.'' The agreement was signed by Prime Minister Tru- deau and President Nixon a year ago. DELAY UNNECESSARY "We think this delay is both unnecessary and contrary to public the congressmen wrote. "The coast guard should publish its proposed regulations immediately. White such publication would not fully meet the requirements of the Great Lakes agreement, it will, at least, demonstrate the United States' gcod faith in hying to comply with it and will encourage Canada to do likewise." The inter-American affairs subcommittee held hear- ings last week in which the role of the International Joint Commission (IJC) in implementing the Great Lakes agreement came under fire from witnesses. The 1972 sgrccmcnl called for thg U.S. and Canada to issue "compatible regulations" governing the dis- charge cf ship wastes into the Great Lakes bv April K, 1973. SOMEBODY'S DIPPING INTO IRA COFFERS BELFAST (AP) Command- ers of the Irish Republican Army are reported to be con- ducting invesagations inU> charges that money has dis- appeared from guerrilla coffers. Sources close to ths IRA's Provisional wing in the Norih- em Ireland capital said today three companies of the 1st Provisional Battalion, have bsen suspended from operations while the investigation is com- pleied. Provisiond officers are said to have helped themselves to as much as stolen by the IRA in bank raids to finance their war with the British Army. The cash is alleged to have bscn spent on cars, homes and drink. First reports that some IRA men had been dipping into funds intended to buy arms, pay subsistence money to guer- rillas in action and maintain the families of detained men, sur- faced in the British press dur- ing the weekend. Canadian contingent out of Viet- nam. Capt. Laviolette, a member of the Regiment Blinde du Can- ada, died when the helicopter in which he was a passenger was shot down near Lao Bao in South Vietnam Two other R. L. Parsons of Red Deer, Alta., and Cpl. J. M. R. Lap- lante of Valcartier, Que. involved in the crash of a sec- ond ICCS helicopter, but were not injured. At an impromptu news con- ference on his return Sunday from, Quebec. Mr. Trudeau said tie government would need more facts on the incidents be- fore deciding on any course of action. But he said the incident had to be viewed "in the over-all situation" prevailing in Viet- nam. Although he said the govern- ment cannot decide that one in- cident means the end of the Vietnam peace, he added, "if there is no purpose in our stay- ing there, then we will get out." Earlier in the day, Mr. Sharp said the events might justify terminating the four-power peace observer commission, al- though he did not think so. "I don't know whether I'd say that this would justify pulling the Canadians out." Mr. Sharp said Canada is as prepared as the other ICCS Hungary and take risks to preserve the Vietnam peace. The Canadian contingent now is scheduled to leave the area by June 30, unless a second ex- tension is decided upon. Mr. Sharp has said con- sistently the men would be pulled out immediately if hostil- ities in the area increased. Capt. Laviolette was attached to the third militia district of the Canadian Armed Forces at Quebec City for eight years be- fore he left for Vietnam. He was in the armed forces for 23 years during which tune he spent three years in Ger- many. Capt. Laviolette's body will be brought back to Quebec City in a few days. N e w Democratic Party Leader David Lewis said in an interview Saturday the downing of the ICCS helicopters proves that Canada should get out of the supervisory force. Price ceilings are posted Inside J Classified Comics U Comment........A District..... 3. 13 Family 36, 17 Local News 33. 12 Markets 53 Sjwrts .......WO Theatres...... 7 Weather "Your boycott's working, got laid off from the stockyards.' TONIGHT 25. HIGH TUESDAY 55; MUJJKH NEW YORK (AP) The new- signs listing meat price ceilings appeared today in United States butcher shops but ths batcher's cleaver may continue to soend more time than usual stuck in his chopping block. Spot checks with leaders last week's meat boycott in- dicate shoppers probably aren't trying to decide which cut of meat to buy but still whether buy. All but the sma'lcst stores, those with annual revenues of or less, must post c 1 e a r 1 y-visible ceiling-price signs near (he items covered, says the Cost-of-Livinc Council- Ceiling prices must b2 lirted for each cut of fresh meat: for Two divisions spurn gov't pay offer EDMONTON A pro- vincial government contract of- fer to the general civil service has been accepted In- six of the eight divisions in the Civil Ser- vice Association of Alberta. Bill Broad, association presi- dent, said Monday the offer was rejected by the trades and re- lated workers division and the paramedical division. Mr. Broad said he asked Labor Minister Bert Hobo] for immediate action to nccotialc a new offer for tbr two div- isions 25 items representing 75 per cent of sales of processed meat, such as bacon, sausage and cold cuts: and for the 10 best selling items of canned or bot- tled beef, pork, lamb or stew or soup containing meat. If an investigation revealed a violation, the IRS could impose price rollbacks and penalties. Although the week-long meat boycott has ended without ma- jor retail price reductions na- tionwide, the possibility of fur- ther consumer action is still being considered. Representative Benjamin Rosenthal (Dem. said on Sunday that a meeting of' 50 consumer leaders is scheduled in Washington Wednesday to discuss follow-up action. He said during a television in- terview: "My speculative guess is that there will be contin- uation of another week-long boycott against meat beginning midnight Saturday." Notley sees chaos in energy schenw HINES CREEK (CP) The Alberta government's proposal U> restructure the National En- ergy Board would lead to "to- tal the province's New Democratic Party leader said Sunday. The federal government should simply dismiss the Al- Mortar shell kills bovs Arabs strike at Nicosia NICOSIA (AP) Arab guer- rillas bombed the Israeli arn- bassadw's rcsidcnco in the heart of Nicosia today and IriH Jo hijack -en Israeli airliner at Nicosia Intcrnatjonal Aurport. VERNOV. KC petitions were being ci iwiay in this Valky community asking for a thor- ough scouring of Ihe Vernon armv rapge where children Sunday picked up what is be- lieved fo have a mortar bomb which exploded and kill- ed Dwaync Robert Williiraent, 9, and Bradley Ifanke. Tbc area was used as a muni- tions training rar.gc by armv during the Second World War. bcrta proposal to appoint an en- ergy export board. Grant Not- Icy loid the annual meeting of the Peace River Federal Con- stituency of the NDP- The province, in a major pol- icy statement last week, asked for the restructuring to give Al- berta, and other energy-pro- ducing provinces, a direct voice in export policy for oil and gas. Bill Dickie, minister of mines and minerals, said in the legislature Wednesday thai Use restructuring would represent "a new approach in the spirit of The Alberta proposal would have decisions on the export of oil and gas made jointly by fed- eral and provincial picrts after facHo-facc mccl- ings. Tlx- rts'jmal energy boaJxL which now rules on ap- plications to export oil and gas, is by the federal gov- ernment and responsible only to it, Mr. Notley said the prov- ince's proposal, if implemented, "would lead to total chaos in fhc cnorgv export JioM at a time v.hen firm pricks ar.d clrar jurisdictional authority is urgently needed." Nixon plans import fees on fuels By EDWARD COWAN New York Times Service WASHINGTON President Nixon is expected to announce the imposition of new fees on imports of gasoline and oil, ac- cording to administra- tion sources. The action will reportedly be taken in a message on energy that the president plans to send to Congress in the next 10 days. The fees, really protective dut- ies, are one of several mea- sures the president is expected to list in support if a larger theme Development of the United States' domestic energy resources, including offshore oil and natural gas, and construc- tion of new oil refineries and nuclear power plants. The administration has de- cided to remove absolute limits on the volume of imports in hopes of avoiding acute short- apes of gasoline and heating oil. Officials expect what they call "spot of gaso- line this summer, but Uv> ad- ministration is strongly disin- clined to impose rationing. In imposing the new fees, a May 1 effective dale is likely because the January suspen- sion of quotas on heating oil ex- pires April 30. Seen and heard About town JOHN FORTl NK. saving tiis Dnglish tradition by seeking a formal introduc- tion to Scottish entertainers Arthur 5pink and Orimis Clancy al the Lethbridgc Le- gion Larry Hipa dis- covnirc his car were down as it proceeded through a car wash only by noticing his suit was wet Ralog washing bulls pitching manure at Aff tlnirning "All, the We a By HAROLD MORRISON Canadian Press Foreign Editor SAIGON Canadian members of the International Commission of Control and Supervision (ICCS) may withdraw from team sites in Viet Cong-controlled ter- ritory as the result of death of a Canadian observer when a helicopter was shot down Saturday. An official of the Canadian ICCS contingent said today a decision will be made after an investigation of the crash in Viet Cong territory in which nine persons, including Capt. C. E. Laviolette, 42, of Quebec City, were killed. Meanwhile, Communist forces shot at two peace- keeping helicopters in the Mekong Delta today, the South Vietnamsse government said. It said six rounds of ground fire hit a South Vietnamese helicopter ferrying members of the Joint Commission JMC, com- posed of the South Vietnam and Viet Cong. It was forced to land at Vi Thanh, a Viet Cong stronghold, but officials said nobody was hurt. The other chopper, carrying members of the ICCS, was fired on near Can Tho but was not hit. Hit by missile Also killed in the crash of the Air America helicopter Satur- day were one Indonesian, two Hungarians, two liaison officers and the Viet Cong's Provisional Revolutionary Government and three crew mem- bers. "I am hit by a missile and am going down." the U.S. pilot of the helicopter said before it crashed into mountainous terri- tory in the northwestern part of South Vietnam. Two Canadian occupants of a second ICCS helicopter which followed the first said the peacekeeping 'cop- ter was hit by a missile, burst and crashed. The other two Canadians are Capt. R. L. Parsons of Red Deer, Alta., and Capt. J. M. R. Laplante of Valcartier, Que. The two Canadian survivors are in good condition and were taken today to the Met Cong- controlled town of Gio Linn along with the other seven truce observers and three U.S. crew- members who were aboard the second helicotper and survived. The survivors and the bodies were flown back to Saigon later today. The Viet Cong haggled for hours before returning the bod- ies and survivors, Maj.-Gen. Duncan McAlpine said today. Returning from Gio Linn, the Canadian military commander said the Viet Cong tried to ex- tract an agreement from the truce observer generals absolv- ing the Communists of responsi- bility ior the destruction of the helicopter and the force-down of the second. After hours of bargaining, the Canadian, Polish, Indonesian and Hungarian generals refused to sign any such paper, McAlpine told reporters at nearby Tan Son Nhut air base. The Viet Cong have not ad- mitted shooting down the heli- copter. A high-ranking Viet Cong officer appeared before a meeting of the ICCS today and apologized for the "accident." The Viet Cong said the helicop- ters strayed from their pre- scribed path "into an area where war activities exist." Want co-operation Vernon Turner of Toronto, acting head of the Canadian ICCS delegation, said the Viet Cong representative said the fa- tal shot may have come from the South Vietnamese rather than from the Viet Cong. Turner said the Canadians are not accepting this argu- ment. He called on the Viet Cong to guarantee cooperation in investigating the crash, in- cluding the right for investiga- tors to examine the crash site. So far the Viet Cong has re- fused to allow the ICCS to in- spect the site. The Canadians also den-'el the Viet Cong allegation tnat ibc helicopter was off coarse. Gen., said the two helicopters wrc following a flight pattern by ite Cong, ar-j the bpliroptcr that was shot down was hit by a hfat-sccking missile. He said tfcc two helicopters bad bwn fully cleared by the Yjct for tlif journey and bore distinctive marks of the ICCS. The Viet Cong not only shot oown the first riclictnler with a g missile thai hit the b'i) also forced down wi hrlicopUr v.iih iirc, he said The survivors spend Ihe first jyjrM in a Viet ring hamlet and v.cro jrhcTi rrasonar-Y and Grn MrAlpinc said. On the scvonr] night it look more than nine hours for the Viet Cong to transport bodies and survivors from the crash area to Gio Linn on the norih- east coast just below the demili- tarized zone. Mississippi diverted from city NEW ORLEANS