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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, August i Ht Lt i HBRIDGt Ford under pressure to soft-pedal defence of Nixon GERALD FORD By PETER BUCKLEY WASHINGTON (CP) The closer Gerald Ford moves to the presidency of the United States, the more he is being ELKS PUBLIC BINGO 1251 3rd AVENUE SOUTH EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES NEW BLACKOUT Played Till Won (No Number Limit) IF WON ON A BLUE BONUS CARD (No Limit Purchased) PAYS DOUBLE No one under 16 years allowed ELKS and INVITED GUESTS ONLY DOWNSTAIRS WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT Friday, August 2nd Downstairs: "BRIDGE TOWN TRIO" Saturday, August 3rd Upstairs: "BRIDGE TOWN TRIO" SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES Theatre "RIO LOBO" in color Starring John Wayne Thursday, Friday, Saturday, August 1 2, 3 Thursday show at 8 15 pm FAMILY FORT Theatre "THE HARRAD EXPERIMENT' in color Starring James Whitmore and Tipp: Hedron Thursday, Friday, Saturday, August Thursday show at 8 00 p m SPECIAL PRICES1 RESTRICTED ADULT PINCHER Theatre "SERPICO" with Al Pacino Thursday, Friday, Satur- day, August 1, 2, 3 Thursday show at 700 and 9 00 p m RESTRICTED ADULT KEYBOARD SALESMEN !f you are a producer you'll like our program Live and work in Canada's vacation land, the Rocky Mountains with access to Hot Springs, skiing, hunting and fishing You can really enjoy your work in this fantastic growth potential area Here is an oppoitunity to own your own exclusive territory and run it as your own business with very little investment You can double the earnings of conventional programs Send personal resume and last two years performance to MFt.A.D. McKINNON HAiwMOND ORGAN STUDIOS 14A 9th Ave. South CRANBROOK, British Columbia VIC 2L8 LABOR CLUB Corner 2nd Ave. and 13th St. North WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT In The Club rooms THURSDAY, AUG. 1 Songstylings by "HELEN" FRIDAY and SATURDAY Aug. 2 and 3 "CROSSROADS" Members and Invited Guests urged to separate himself from the president Vice-President Ford has been the most faithful of Richard Nixon's defenders in recent weeks, repeating at every opportunity his belief in the "innocence" of the presi- dent who has been his per- sonal friend and politically ally for a quarter century Now. by several accounts, the 61-year-old Ford is under pressure from his own ad- visers and from former colleagues in the House of Representatives to stand apart from the national debate over impeachment and prepare himself for an attempt to reunite the country if Nixon is forced from office The vice-president ought to be preaching unity instead of said Senator Robert Byrd the West Virgi- nian whose role as whip for the Democratic majority in the Senate gives him con- siderable clout Bvrd is not the onlv one to have spoken out lately but most of the advice to Ford is being delivered privately through the network of Republican contacts he has built up in 24 years as a con- scientious fence-mending member of Congress from Grand Rapids Mich CURIOUS POST The vice-presidencv in the United States governmental system has always been a curious impotent and lightly- regarded office It becomes even more irrelevant when Congress is involved in the rare process of impeaching a president Normally the vice-president is empowered to preside ceremonially over the deliberations of the the only duty assigned him by the con- stitution apart from standing in the wings waiting to replace a dead or stricken president But when the Senate con- stitutes itself as a court to sit in judgment on the president even the right to preside is denied a vice-president The chief justice of the U S Supreme Court is assigned that role Ford's aides report that the vice-president now is being advised to adapt his behavior in anticipation not only of his constitutional powerlessness during a senate trial of Nixon but also of the need for a respected figure to heal the national wounds after the Senate's verdict is pronounced Ford has been a tireless traveller since he took over the vice-president's office from the discredited Spiro Agnew In the last seven months, as he is given to reminding his audiences he has covered 110000 miles and 38 states, rallying the faithful to a Republican party that has become almost pathetically grateful for every encour- aging word And although he insists that he has "no intention of being a candidate for any political of- fice in 1976 Ford has become a substantial favorite for the Republican presiden- tial nomination two years from now even if Nixon sur- vives his full term There are some indications that Gerald Ford has begun to heed the message of his friends Published reports say he has acknowledged in private conversations that a time will arrive when he must announce publicly that it would not be appropriate for him to com ment further because the congressional jury is sidenng Nixon's case And while Ford was saving in the past that Nixon was in- nocent now he appears to qualih it by expressing the belief that 'the president is innocent of any impeachable offence Still Ford has not entirely given up his active defence of the president The time is not ripe he apparently feels, to join the growing ranks of those who have abandoned the chief executive Welfare student plan revised EDMONTON (CP) The Students Finance Board will, in future make payments to welfare recipients to attend university instead of the department of health and social development, the provincial government an- nounced Wednesday Last November 15 single parents staged a sit-in at a Calgary health and social development office demanding the government clarify its policy for such students J R Drew, the government's program ad- ministrator for public assistance, said the change will not affect the approx- imately 100 welfare recipients now attending university Under previous arrangements one student could be getting all his train- ing at university for nothing through health and social development while another in slightly different circum- stances had to get loans said a spokesman for the students finance board pension if Nixon resigns WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon is eligible for the annual pen- sion paid former presidents of the United States if he resigns, but will lose it if he is impeach- ed by Congress and remov- ed from office, a report of the General Accounting Of- fice (GAO) indicates The report, written without specific mention of Nixon, was prepared at the request of Senator Philip Hart (Dem Mich Clearly, if a president is impeached by the House of Representatives, and con- victed and removed from office by the Senate, he would not be entitled to receive any of the benefits granted to former presidents by (the presidential pension GAO wrote This law provides for former presidents a pen- sion equivalent to the salary of a cabinet officer Currently, this is 000 In addition to the per sonal pension, a GAO spokesman said, an im- peached and convicted president would lose the allowance granted former presidents to maintain and staff an office, a sum that might run close to annually Secret Service protection for former presidents is provided by a different law which does not go into the circumstances under which a president leaves office, GAO said It provides that at the direc- tion of the secretary of the treasury a former presi- dent and his wife are en- titled to lifetime protec- tion Presumably this will apply to Nixon even if he is convicted and removed from office Show Times PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects 2 15 7 00 9 05 HUCKLEBERRY FINN 2 25 7 10 9 15 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 05 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Sucjects 7 15 925 THIEVES LIKE US 7 25 9 35 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 25 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects 700 9 10 THREE MUSKETEERS 725940 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 10 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT GREEN ACRES DRIVE IN THEATRE TRADER HORN 9 45 THE OUTSIDE MAN 1120 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 9 45 GATES OPEN 9 00 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN Sears CORRECTION The Automotive ad which appeared Tuesday, July 30, was incorrecj. The 78 Radial Tire should not have appeared. The following Tire should have been advertised. Fibre glass belted nylon or polyester p- strong fibre glass belts for stability. Plus 2 nylon body plies for strength, safety. Or polyester for smooth ride. 36-month guarantee F78-14 WW installed 014 014 015 014 015 315 Sears regrets any inconvenience caused to our customers. Canada, North Vietnam still at loggerheads OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment accepted South Viet- nam's first ambassador to Canada Wednesday but attempts to set up relations with North Vietnam remain stymied Tran Kim Phuong presented his credentials to Chief Justice Bora Laskm and will retain his post as resident am- bassador in Washington Ottawa and Saigon agreed last July to set up relations, although the governments have recognized each other since 1952 The Canadian ambassador to South Vietnam, accredited last summer, lives in Bangkok Thailand A charge d'affaires and an official of the Canadian International Development Agency man an office in Saigon The government recognized the North Vietnamese govern- ment in Hanoi Feb 7 1973 while Canadian troops took part in the International Com- mission of Control and Super- vision which oversaw the ceasefire in the South EXCHANGE PUT OFF Although North Vietnam agreed last August to ex- change ambassadors Charles Small, ambassador to China, has been unable to present his credentials in Hanoi For the record the reason given is that Hanoi has not found a convenient time for Mr Small to visit North Viet- nam But the North Vietnamese put-off is probably an attempt to press Canada into recogniz ing the Provisional Revolu- tionary South Vietnam Ottawa has resisted that pressure on grounds that in am it recognizes one as the government, the authority in effective control of the territory That, for the time being, is the government in Saigon The deadlock with Hanoi has delayed implementation of Canada's offer of aid to rebuild the North Vietnam economy which suffered years of bombing by U S forces EXPECT NO ENVOY NOW And North Vietnam is not expected to assign an am- bassador to Canada until the dispute is settled Officials said that the government has contributed million in the past 18 months to a group working in both Vietnams un- der the International Com- mittee of the Red Cross based in Geneva That has been pooled in a fund which has been spent in North South Vietnam on such projects as hospitals and housing The government has been sending medical South Vietnam for Two charged with forgery in Montana HELENA, Mont (AP) The wife of the fuimer Workmen s Compensation Division administrator and a Great Falls lawver have been charged with larcenv and forgery in connection with past operations of the state agency Gloria Garden and her former employer attorney Lavon Bretz, were charged in Great Falls District Court of defrauding clients Bretz represented m compensation cases James Garden resigned as division administrator of the agencv earlv last vear under pressure from Gov Thomas Judge green acres drive-in STARTS TOMORROW ROGER MOORE ias JAMES BOND t j rt LIVE AND i LETDIE GATES OPEN AT 9 P.M. ONE COMPLETE SHOW AT P.M. SECOND FEATURE fnff] PANAVISION8 _____ METROCOLOR LAST TIMES TONITE "TRADER HORN" IT, "OUTSIDE MAN- IN TECHNICOLOR M1 IN TECHNICOLOR about 13 vears throughout the Vietnamese war But Hanoi so far has not taken up the offer of similar aid to the North paramount "thSt South 3275100 NOW SHOWING MATINEES FBI. AND SAT. AT P.M. Peaders 1 VDiuesfi uckJcbcn> inn A Xdaptation G FAMILY paramount SttiSt 4th South 3275100' NOW SHOWING Robbing 36 banks was easy. Watch what happens when they hie the 37th. ADULT-NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDRtn rr United Artists STARRING Ktith Carrsdme Sfullay Duvall John Schuck College Shoppin 20th Ave S. Mayor Dr 328 6300 NOW SHOWING NEXT MATINEE SAT. AT P.M. "IT CAN BE SAID, SIMPLY AND WITH THANKS, THAT IT IS AN ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIC Joy Cocks ETAMII V Time Magazine THE THREE MUSKCTEEI UCHNICOLOR- 8V Ot LUXE- STARRING Charlton Heston Raquel Welch Oliver Reed COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE Public Swimming, Skating, and Museum Schedule FACILITY FRITZ SICK POOL: LIONS POOL HENDERSON POOL Thurs.. Aug. 1 Noon Swim (Adults Only) 1200-1 00 pm Public Swim 1 00-5 00 p m 6 00-9 00 p m Public Swim 1 00-5 00 p m and 6 00-9 00 p m PUBLIC SWIM 11 00 a m 9-00 p m Fit. Aug. 2 Noon Swim (Adults Only) 1200-1 00 p m PUBLIC SWIM 1 00-5 00 p m and 6 00-9 00 p m Public Swim 1 00-5 00 p m and 6 00-9 00 p m PUBLIC SWIM 11 00 a m 900 p m Sit.. Aug. 3 PUBLIC SWI.VI 1 00-8 00 p m Public Swim 1 00-5 00 p m and 6 00-9 00 p m Public Swim 1 00-9 00 p m Sun.. Aug. 4 Public Swim 1 00-5 00 p m Family Swirn 6 00-8 00 p m Public Swim 1 00 5 00 p m and 6 00-9 00 p m Public Swim 1 00-9 00 p m Won. Aug. 5 Noon Swim (Adults Only) 12 00 1 00 D m Public Swim 1 00-5 00 p m 6 00-9 or p m Public Swim 1 00-5 00 p m and 6 00-9 00 p m Public SWim 11 00 a m 900 p m PLEASE NOTE: Registrations to (ill vacancies In swimming Instructions will be taken at the pool of your choice during the above listed times. SIR ALEXANDER KIT MUSEUM HENDERSON ICE CENTRE 1 00-9 00 p m POWER SKATING 900-1000 pm 10 00-4 30 p m 1000-430 pm 2 00-5 00 p m 2 00-5 00 p m Public Skate 8 00 9 30 p m ;