Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Canada stand on U. S. beef unaltered Pouring the punch The weather is hot and the price is right, as young independent merchants do a brisk ;rade Wednesday from their sidewalk stand outside home at 1257 Fourth Ave. S. The mercury hovered near 80 as happy customers lined up to buy Kool Aid at three cents a glass from Monique, Marlon and Melissa Michel. Two-year-old Mel- issa handles the pouring chores while Marlon, the Plimsoll line before handing it over the counter. Supervisor Monique, 7, collected for the trio's ef- forts, which their mother Barbara later said almost paid for the sugar in the drinks. Tn'e Michel stand is expected to reappear on Fourth Avenue as seasonable 80-de- gree weather is forecast to continue today and Friday. Nixon may be impeached by three-to-one margin WASHINGTON (AF) Hrasv of Represen- tatives (H bate on the impeach- ment of the president due to start in two weeks, some loading congressmen representing both parties and various political philosophies say President Nixon's chances are poor. Rep. J o h n i ti b r o o k i a leading con- servative who supports im- peachment, said Wednesday that he expects the House to vote to impeach Nixon by nearly a ,'i to 1 margin. Republican whip Leslie Arc-mis, considered the Re-publican congressional 10 Nixon, was h; would assess Nixon's char.css of avoiding impeachment. "I would not tell him it looks good." Arer.ds replied. Democratic Leader Thomas O'Neill predicted more than per ci.-ni of :.he members will vote to impeach the president. O'Neill said his discussions with members indicate no more than 38 of the 248 Democrats and fewer than 80 of the 197 Republicans will support the president on im- peachment. And the leader of the unsuc- cessful Nixon supporters the House judiciary committee. Rep. Charles Wiggins. iRep.Calif.) said. "At the mo- ment. I would have to say the odds are that the House would pass them (the articles of im- The statements came as the House prepared for debate on the three impeachment ar- ticles approved by the judiciary committee. There were these related developments: House aide Patrick Buchanan said the White House was keeping open the option of giving up a fight in the House of Representatives in order to expedite Senate ac- tion. However, a number of House members said this would amount to a cop-out. No Herald on Monday The Herald will not publish Monday, a civic holiday. A full roundup of weekend news and sports will appear in Tuesday's edition. Display advertisers are reminded of the following deadlines: ads for publication Tuesday. Aug. 6 and Wed., Aug. 7, must be received by 5 p.m. Friday. Aug. 2; Ads for Thursday, Aug. 8, by a.m.. Sat Aug. 3. Classified ads received by a.m., Saturday. Aug. 3. will appear Tuesday. Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA-The Canada-United States beef dispute has heated up again, with Ottawa and Washington snapping at each other. Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan said flatly and firmly Wednesday that the. Canadian government has not altered its posi- tion ensuring that US cattle im- ported into Canada is free of DES. "1 have not changed our stand on this. We have offered them a cer- tification program as early as April. If they don't want to accept it that's up to them." he said in an interview. The minister was commenting on testy reports out of Washigton suggesting that the Americans are 'losing patience'' with delays at the Canadian end to terminate the Cana- dian ban on U.S. beef and livestock imports. Mr. Whelan said he did not know "what they are getting and bothered about." "We have offered them some- thing that no other country has offered them, a certification program. That was away back in April. They refused to accept it then, now they are he said. One report out of Washington said that an agreement for changes in the certification been reached at the civil ser- vice level. The report claimed that the public servants were awaiting a decision by the Canadian cabinet approving the new plan modifying the certification program. "There may have been an agree- ment at the civil service level but that's not the said Mr. Whelan. A month ago it was reported from reliable sources that Health Min- ister Marc Lalonde. backed by his health department experts, was inclined to accept the US proposals for modifications in the certifica- tion scheme. It was reported in FP papers that Mr. Lalonde took this position in cabinet. Mr. Whelan was asked Wednesday if it was correct that Mr. Lalonde agreed with the new US proposals which Mr. Whelan had re- jected in cabinet. "I have no comment on that." said Mr Whelan alter a long pause. He added. "I am insisting.that we abide by the law and that is that no DES treated cattle come into Canada." As to the reported agreement between Canadian and American civil servants Mr. Whelan rejected this. He said "there is no agreement until cabinet approves and I have not changed our stand." The agriculture minister said he will be making a statement on the whole beef program in Canada short lv. The Lethbridge Herald VOL LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1974 5 Cents 24 Pages Entitled to acres Crees may claim oil land EDMONTON (CP) The Cree Indians of the Fort Chipewyan area in northeastern Alberta, under a recently negotiated settlement, have had their land claims approved by Ottawa and part of that land may lie on Alberta oii sands, the Journal says. The newspaper reports the federal government has agreed to set aside acres for use as reserves in the settlement. However, the agreement does not preclude the Crees from benefiting from land entitlements based on aboriginal rather than treaty rights that might follow in the claims of the Indians of the Northwest Territories. The Fort Chipewyan Crees had claimed the land, amounting to about one square mile for each family o! five in the band, as us legal entitlement under Treaty 8 which was signed by various bands of northern Alberta, northeastern British Columbia and parts of the Northwest Territories and Saskatchewan in 1899. Bob Young, legal adviser to the Indian Association of Alberta. Wednesday confirmed the settlement but declined to specify where the Crees would claim their newly deeded tracts of land. Asked if an oil sands site was a likelihood, Mr. Young replied: "It's a possibility." He said a report is currently being drawn up and sites being recommended to the Cree Indians by outside consultants should be announced "within three weeks." Mr. Young conceded that part of the land it can be broken into several reserves would likely be claimed in Wood Buffalo'National Park because the Crees consider it traditional hunting, trapping and burial area. He said research on the land use and land entitlement claims of Fort Chipewyan Crees had been directed by University of Alberta Professor Roger Morton. It would be Dr. Morton's report that will advise the Crees on the best location to choose. As to the likelihood of the Crees being advised to choose land in the Oil Sands region. Mr. Young said: "It is essential to find land that gives them the best chance of economic development." The Indian Association of Alberta is known to favor a hardline policy toward land claims in the Oil Sands area a project on which it has pledged to take legal action within one year. Mr. Young, asked about the possibility the Crees would select land where the Syncrude consortium is building its oil extraction plant, said he doesn't think the Indians' claim will affect Syncrude. But he added things "could get nasty" if it appears Indian aspirations for part of the benefits of economic development are not met. The association is known to believe that employment of 5.000 to 6.000 Indians and Metis during the projected Oil Sands boom is not out of line. Lang orders end to grain dispute OTTAWA (CP) Otto Lang, minister responsible for the wheat board, warned grain handler employers in Vancouver today to end a labor dispute and allow export grain to flow at its normal rate or have Parliament do it for them. The justice minister said in a strongly-worded statement that a work slowdown at the tour grain pool elevators has already caused losses and will cause further losses. City to get parking holiday The city will get a six to 10 day parking holi- day likely starting within a week while city crews change the heads (in 1.150 parking meters. But when the holiday is over, it will cost dou- ble to park at a meter- five cents for half an hour. 10 cents for an hour, or a quarter for two hours if you don't happen to have any other change. Tne penny slot will disappear. City traffic co or- dinator Peter Bowketl .said today an ad will be placed in The Herald telling residents when the free parking will start and another ad placed telling them when it will end. The new parking rates were voted in by city council this spring dur- ing their budget deliberations. They're expected lo boost the city intake from parking revenues by about 000 annually. Battles continue despite ceasefire THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fighting raged on today be- tween Turkish soldiers and Greek-Cypriot forces despite the ceasefire agreement that was supposed to have taken hold on Cyprus. Observation flights to map the ceasefire lines on the Mediterranean island also were discontinued following the UN Security Council's failure to approve the Geneva accord because of a Soviet veto. The fighting centred around the of Lapithos, nine miles west of Kyrenia. and at the edge of an expanding Turkish bridgehead on the island's northern coast. Shells were exploding on the Spending bill follows costliest election By PETER LLOYD OTTAWA (CP! Canada's first legislation limiting election spending takes effect today, less than a month after what was almost certainly the most expensive elec- tion in the country's history. The Election Expenses Act receiv- ed Commons approval and royal as- sent almost seven months ago, but inter-party discussion of the com- plicated bill plus ar extra delay of about "by the re- cent election meant it could not go into force until now. Despite the post-passage de- and lengthy consid- eration of the legislation by Parliament, it seems likely some minor problems will have to be cleared up by means of legislation in the new Parliament. Major parties spokesmen describ- ed remaining problems as minor and technical, while Chief Electoral Of- ficer Jean -Marc Hame.l s.i'.fl 'here appears to be "a consensus for legislative amendments" to clear up some of the trouble spots. The main purpose of the act is to limit spending by candidates to control contributions while providing some public money to political parties. COSTS RISING The act was introduced in the Commons June 22. 1973. about eight months after the October, 1972, general election in which more than million was spent. With inflation soaring since then and a close battle expected, there is no doubt that the July 8 election cost even more. Already, there are un- official reports on Parliament Hill of two western candidates in a head to-head battle spending a combined total of more than Such expenditures should be things of the past under the new law. Candidates will be limited to spending for each of the first 15.- 000 voters in their ridings, 50 cents for each of the and 25 cents for each voter over Also, parties will be allowed to spend 30 cents for each voter. Limited postage, travel and auditing expenses will be provided each candidate out of public purse. The maximum income-tax- dcductiblc donation will be and ail donations of more than whether in one or several contributions, will have to be made public. Radio and television stations are to provide 64 hours of prime time to registered parlies during elections, partly paid out of publ'c funds. Mr. Hamel said it is difficult to es- timate, how the total spending of par- ties and candidates during elections will compare under the new system with (he previous situation where some candidates spent huge sums while others run their campaigns on shoestring budgets. "I suspect the net difference won't be that much, but the big spenders won't be allowed to spend as much." The almost inevitable election-to- election gain in campaign spending also would be curbed by the new regulations. Mr. Hamel said after the first election under the new regulations, the act requires the Commons privileges and elections committee to study party spending records to see if the inaximums set are realistic. foothills above Lapithos. Re- porters who reached the bat- tle area said the Greek- Cypriot national guard had retreated to the edge of Lapithos and that firing increased during the morning as Turkish forces moved down the slopes, apparently intending to occupy the town, the largest population centre of Kyrenia district. The Turkish attack on Lap- ithos and neighboring Kravas began Wednesday afternoon and continued during the night. Greek national guard of- ficers told reporters that commandos at- tacked the Turkish lines dur- ing the night and destroyed several tanks. Reporters saw one Turkish tank burning. Greek-Cypriot newspapers that appeared for the first time in two weeks predicted an imminent reshuffle of the cabinet of acting Cyprus President Glafkos derides. Seen and heard About town RCMP frogman Dave Hamilton doing a bit of streak- ing as he changed into his vvet- suit .Planning board member Noel Dant, after wading through a stack of planning appeals, saying he'd wished he bought shares in a paper company. Prison official claims torture story 'a lie' CALGARY (CPi The fiiiher of a 23-year-o-ld Vancouver man arrested in Mexico on drug charges said today he is making a second deal with Mexican authorities for his son's release. Al Fieger told a news conference that his son. Les Fieger. admitted lo him that he possessed cocaine when he was arrested at Mexico City international Airport last Nov. 25 while en route to Canada from Peru. Mr. Fieger maintained that his son was beaten and tortured after his arrest. despite statements by the external affairs department and the director general of the Mexican prison that this wasn't the case. Arcaute Franco, director- general of Carcel Preventive 'Lecumberri. said in a telephone interview from Mexico City that Mr. Fieger was "lying." Mr. Fieger said his son had been receiving better treatment at the prison since he paid to a convicted murderer, the self appointed "mayor" of the prison as protection money in January. Quebec Liberals suspended QUEBEC (CP) The two Liberal members of the Quebec national assembly, who voted against the government's official language bill, have been suspended from caucus until their fate is decided but they sull are Liberal party mem- bers. Premier Robert Bourassa said Wednesday. The premier told a news conference the suspension of George Springate (Montreal- Ste. Anne) and John Ciaccia (Montreal-Mont Royal) means they will not be invited to any Liberal caucus meeting until a special caucus is held to decide if they will be expell- ed or subject to other reprimands. The elder Fieger. a Calgary businessman, said he made a deal with Mexican authorities through his lawyer but that deal, amounting to S28.800. fell through last March. "I am making another deal for my son's release through a second lawyer. he said, adding that the second deal is of about the same amount of money as the first deal. Mr. Fieger said he did not know the origin of reports that Mexican police seized 7.2 kilograms or 15.8 pounds of cocaine on his son. RCMP sources in Calgary said that much cocaine would have a street value in Canada of close to million. "He is officially charged with possessing and importing 464 grams i about a pound i of cocaine." Mr. Fieger said. Carpenters strike at Prebuilt Picket lines went up today at Lethbridge's second largest trailer factory as workers went on strike over issues centering on money. There is no animosity between Prebuilt Industries Ltd. and the union, said Hartley Phillips, spokesman for Local 2998 of the United Brother hood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. The union feels it needed a contract, and this is the way to get it. he said. About 150 people, including at least 20 women, are on strike, he said. Another 120 had been laid off earlier when the recreation vehicle assembly line was shut down, he said. No one is being stopped from crossing the picket line, said Mr. Phiiiips. Ken Bowman, a member of the negotiating committee, said the recreation vehicle be- ing used as strike head- quarters was not made by Prebuilt. Inside Classified........20-24 Comics............18 Comment...........4 District............15 Family........ lfi.17 Local Markets ...........19 Sports...........10.11 Theatres............7 TV.................6 Weather............3 Youth ..............8 LOW TONIGHT 55; HIGH FRI. 80; MOSTLY SUNNY.