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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta WARMER HIGH FORECAST FRIDAY 47, Y6L7LXV NoTJoT ALBliRTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CKNTfa I RISK HKCTIONS SU I'AGLiS Three books Hughes hoax n.v ANTHONY GOODMAN NEW YORK (Kcutcr) Clifford Jrving's fake au- tobiography of millionaire Howard Hughes may never sec tlie light of day. but al least three books now are being written about Hie hoax itself and how it was finally unmarked. Firsl lo appear will be an account written by a team of three knmnlists from the London Sunday Times Stephen l''ay, Lewis Chester and Jlagnus Linklater. Titled Hoax: The Inside Story of the Howard Hughes-Clifford Irving Affair, the book is clue to be published in New York in May by Viking Press. The account will provide a detailed description. Iricecl with some humor, of how Irving tried to swindle the JIcGraw Hill Publishing Co. out of at least by producing a fabricated autobiography of the Texas-born recluse. Irving himself, awaiting sentencing June 16 togeth- er with iiis wife and his researcher, Richard Suskind, Is also working on a book about what has come to be known as the "Howard Hughes caper." Irving. 41, is thought lo be hoping lo raise enough cash Eo pay back all or most of the money he wheedled out of JilcGrav; Hill. iii advance The sum includes a advance for his own work on the purported memoirs, plus in travel expenses lo enable him to conduct interviews with Hughes which Irving now admits never took. place- There is speculation thai some publishing firms, af- ter McGraw I fill's unhappy mighl shy away from another Irving manuscript regardless of its The third hook in preparation about the Hughes affairs is being written hy James Sherwood, a 35-year- old writer friend of living's. Sherwood has lived for the last two years at New York's Chelsea Hotel, a favorite rendezvous for ar- tists, writers and actors, where Irving and his family have also been staying since they arrived here in Jan- uary. As a result, Sherwood had a ringside seat as the Irving drama unfolded with its almost daily quota of headlines, Sherwoml Tins completed ;i GO-page synop- sis EOT a hook TO Amrncnn flag cm Parliament Hill in as demonitralors protested peacefully' c-f 'be evq of Mi. Ni.xon's visit lo Canada. (CP Wirephoto) IS I ons visit OTTAWA (CP) From Uic opening state dinner tonight to the signing of tbe Great Lakes anti-pollution agreement that ends bis visit Saturday, "sym- bolism'1 is the theme of Presi- dent Nixon's trip to Cansda. In a news briefing Wednes- day, Canadian officials said the president and Prime Minister Truricai! will not dwell on de- tails of relations between (ho two countries, or try specifically fo break the deadlock in (lie current trade dispute. Instead, they hope a congenial mood set by tbe leaders will be. received as a signal hy negolia- tors in both capitals who have been at loggerheads for months in bilateral trade talks. One official sairl it Is quite conceivable the leaders might agree on resumption of talks on mutual trade irritants. Tbe ne- gotiations broke off Feb. 9 after months of private sessions. Seen and heard About town CEPARATE scboof trustee Paul Matisz saying St. Paul's School is "w e 11 named1' a t RcuUinyal telling friends that agricul- tural research station scion- list Gordon Komctz watches Sesame Street every day with (lie experimental chick- ens William A, Thomp- son saying b i s name is Thompson and has been for 83 years. Mr, Trudeau and Mr, Nixon will spend hours in discus- sion Friday morning. At the same tJme, External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp, Envi- ronment Minister Jack Davis and Defence Minister F. ,1. Ben- son will meet U.S. State .Secre- tary William Rogers. MIDDLE GROUND The ministerial talks also are expected to stay somewhere be- tween whal one Canad'in offi- cial termed innocuous banalities and the specifics of interna- tional problems. Friday afternoon, Mr. Nixon addresses MPs and senators as- sembled in the Commons cham- ber. That, anrl a brief statement Saturday before signing the Great Lakes pollution accord, are expected to be tbe only pub- lic events for the president, dur- ing the visit. AL some point, officials hope Mr. Nixon will give more hard evidence of (he "fantastically new statement" lhat Mr. Tni- dcmi said Sic got from the presi- dent on Canada-U.S. relations during the prime minister's quick visit to Washington in De- cember. Mr. Trudeau said be was re- ferring to a pledge from Mi-, Nixon that Canada can make its own decisions about its econ- omy, including foreign invest- ment, without U.S, interference. Brazilian The private events for Mr. Nixon, who will be accompanied by his wife, include the slate dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Ti-u- fleau and Governor-Genera! Ro- land Mictiener and his wife af. Government House, where (lie president will slay during the visit. Friday after Hie speech on Parliament Hill, the presi- dential party will attend a per- formance al the National Arts Centre, where the audience will include only invited guests. The Great Lakes agreement to be signed before the Saturday departure set water qualify ob.iccfive.s for the lower lakes, and commit the two countries fo reduce pollution and police in- dustrial and shipping wastes. airliner Plane hijacked ill Cl'i ash. PHOENIX, Arix. (AI'l Tlio FBI reported a Frontier Air- lines 7.17 jc-l war. skyjacked over New Mexico today hy Iwo men who said they wanted to fo to Los Ancete'S. Tlie FBI said flic pitol had been ordered to at Phoe- nix. It was not know immediately how mnny passengers were aboard. The airline raid the origituilcd in Denver, with slops scheduled at Albuquerque, Tuc- ton sud Phoenix. RIO DF, JANT.mo (APi A turn engine Brazilian airliner carrying persons crash- landed in the hills near Heo enrly today, the nir force an- nounced. Il added lhat Uierc were several survivors. The crash site uas located afler a massive search along the beaches and in the hills of tho Rio area. One American was known to be aboard (lie plane. Tlie crash site uas located in Pedro do Itio near nearby ot f'elxopolis. Hanoi ignores PARIS (Renter} President Nixon proposeci n resumption of the suspended Vietnam peace [aiks In Paris for today hut Hanoi responded only with an invasion of South Vietnam, chief U.S. negotiator William Porter said today, Poricr revealed (lint Nixon liiifl personally directed on April 1 thai H message he sent to tlie Hanoi and Viet C'ontf rlcle.c.itions here, Mating tlio willingness of ihe [T.K, to resume the talks on April 13. Porter, vho returned today from consultations wilb the president ami senior adminis- tration officials in Washington, said that if (he Communist sirie roalfy r'e.Mrcr! (o negolinto they roukl communicate the U.K. ''and I hey will find us ready and willing to ttfgiii on that The U.S. unilaterally sus- pended the talks on March 23 until the other side indicated its willingness to enpago in ''seri- ous i egolialions'1 and slop using Ihfi Paris conference fl.s a prorv- flg.iDda forum. ;