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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE lETHBRIOCE HERALD Auyusl 1973-- News in brief Gas royalty decision delayed EDMONTON T h e i probably be made about t h e Alberta government's decision j third week of expected this week on a royalty increase for natural gas has Bill Dickie. Mines and Min- ei-als gave no reason been delayed. S Tuesday for the delay. He is Premier Peter Lougheed expected to issue a statement earlier suggested Aug. 1 as a j along with an energy resources target date for the announce- conservation board survey into but sources say it will gas pricing later this week. Judge Legg named chairman EDMONTON District Court Judge S. V. Legg has been named chairman of the Law Enforcement Appeal Board by the Alberta cabinet. The created under the Police Act passed at the last session of is set up as an independent avenue of ap- peal for ciHzens once they have taken complaints against police act'on to a police chief. In addition to Judge I the cabinet named Calgary i businessman Las Blackburn j and Cochrane Mayor Mrs. Car- i oline Godfrey as members of i the board. I The new appeal board is j completely removed from po- licing responsibilities and is 1 set up soley to hear appeals on i complaints. St. Lawrence vessels collide MONTREAL fCPl A 404- foot British vessel was in a collision early today with a 536 foot Norwegian ship in the St. Lawrence seaway about 30 miles southwest of Montreal. No injuries were reported and a seaway spokesman said there was no danger of the vessels sinking- The collision between the registered in Norway. and the British vessel Surunes happened near Cote St. Cath-1 erine downriver from j Montreal. The Surunes was reported headed for nearby j while the Evamo was en route to Rotterdam with a cargo of grain. Chile strike mushrooms Chile The strike by truckers threatened today to mushroom into a general strike against the leftist government of President Salvador Allende. Employees at the Santiago water works joined the walkout and public trans- port leaders said their men Former CIA boss says spy agency was 'used' would strike also unless the government fired Transport Un-. dersecretary Jaime Faivovich. j the director of the gov ernment's j strike-breaking efforts. a was behind the confiscation Tuesday of 100 strikers' trucks. Several persons were shot in clashes investigation that resulted. WASHINGTON -For- mer CIA director Richard Helms told the Senate Water- gate committee today that seemed to me the agency was being by While House consultant E. Howard Hunt id 19-71. Hunt was convicted in the first Watergate trial. now ambassador to testified that after a series of requests from Hunt which totally unaccep- he directed the CIA dep- uty director to call White House assistant John Ehrlichrnan and him we wouldn't be doing these things any Hunt is a former longtime CIA employee who went to work for the White House. He now is awaiting sentencing for his part in the Watergate break- in at Democratic national head- June 1972. Helms said Hunt's first ap- proach was made in when he asked for a tape recorder and camera. Helms said his Lt.-Gen. Robert told him Hunt said wanted to conduct a one- time interview and had been authenticated by the White lit. At some point the various i additional requests Hunt was making of the agency seemed totally unacceptable. I asked Cushman to call Ehrlichman and tell him we wouldn't be doing these things the 30th witness t o face the Senate has said previously that he resisted pressure from H. R. then White House chief of to take action that would have hindered the FBI's Watergate probe. The former CIA director was asked about the burglary at the Beverly office of Dr. Lewis psychiatrist to Daniel Ellsberg. Hunt di- rected the blrglary along with G. Gordon another con- victed Watergate conspirator. Helms said he learned about the burglary in May of this year from reading a newspaper in Iran. He said the agency supplied no burglary equipment to but that it did prepare a chological of who was to go to trial in the Pentagon papers case. Helms said he was assured Hunt was given rou- tine and straightforward pieces of not gear. Helms learned in a memo that Hunt had asked to have a secretary stationed with the CIA in Paris brought back from Paris and assigned to him in the White House. He wanted this to be done secretly and didn't want anyone to know about it. To me that was totally unacceptable. It seemed to me the agency was being Helms said he told Cushman the request was totally unaccep- table ''and I wouldn't stand for Japanese leader optimistic High en l Alberta oil pro due lion dips CALGARY Alberta's authorized oil production for August has been set at slightly below the level for last month. The Energy Resources Con- servation Board has establish- ed the August limit at compared with 693 barrels in July. The August quota above 1972. The produc crease if all price barrel I Oil. is million barrels the figure for August. value of provincial oil tion this month could in- by million over luly companies match the increase of 40 cents a announced by Imperial Boston Tank rumble wrecks cars West Germany A United States serviceman stole a tank from his barracks and drove it flat- out through the city de- stroying 12 cars and causing damage estimated at po- lice reported today. Five US. military police cars and one West German police car chased the tank as it rum- bled through the streets Wednesday crushing cars as it a police spokesman said. He declined to name the but said investigations were go- ing on to discover whether the 19-year-old soldier was under the influence of drink or drugs. The wild drive ended when military police arrested the sol- dier as he attempted to drive the tank onto an the spokesman said. Newspaper agreement reached TORONTO The Globe and Mail and negotiators for three mechanical unions reached a new contract agree- ment early today two hours after a strike deadline. Publication of the newspaper delayed as a re- sult of a slowdown action by 1 pressmen prior lo the settle- ment- The new terms for stereotypes and in- clude wage increases of S36 over two improvements in health welfare an additional holiday on the era- ployee's birthday and five I weeks holiday after 25 years I service. BOSTON Two air- liners were cleared to land at fogshrouded Logan Inter- national Airport minutes after a Delta Air Lines DC-9 crashed because of a misunderstanding among traffic controllers. Lo- gan's chief air controller re- ports. And federal investigators try- ing to determine the cause of Tuesday's in which 811 persons said they had never seen such total dis- integration of an aircraft. The wreckage of the Delta airliner lay strewn about the end of runway R-4 for about 10 minutes before the Federal Aviation Administration knew about the crash. In Hie other planes were cleared for land- ings which would have set them down on the debris. But they pulled back because of the William chief con- troller at said Wednes- day. Keepers said the control tower tried in vain three times to contact the Delta DC-9 after it was to have landed attempting to contact Hie aircraft the tower controller asked the ground controller if hs was working the Keepers said. ground con- troller responded that the air- craft was at the gate. that we felt that the runway was and Delta v.as at the so we cleared ths following planes to land He speculated that the ground controller had confused the wrecked plane with a Delta flight that had landed five min- utes earlier. Investigators interviewed the only survivor of the Air Force Sgt. Leopold Chouinard of Marshfield. Vt.. but said he remembered little about the crash. Chouinard. reported in critical with one foot crushed and burns over most of his body. A butcher cuts a piece of meat at a Toronto super- market. Spokesman for beef producers say prices by the weekend will be about S2.25 a pound fcr porterhouse steak and about Si.25 for ground beef. Prices have been 51.65 to SI 78 for steak and about1 SI.12 for ground beef. dwindles WASHINGTON A mood of optimism was evident here today over future relations between the United States and Japan as Japanese Prime Min- i iscr Kakuei Tanaka left for New York after a two-day meeting with President Nixon. Nixon and while not glossing over agreed that the time had come to put the U.S.-Japanese part- nership on a stronger with Japan an equal of the United States and taking the role of a full-fledged world power. who blamed the United States for creating ten- sions in its relations' with Ja- appeared satisfied that his country's views and needs would be taken fully into ac- j count. I A joint communique issued Wednesday at the White House disclosed decisions intended to heal wounds inflicted by recent U.S. actions. One was an agreement that President Nixon and Emperor Hirohito would exchange state visits by the end of despite anti-American opposition that forced cancellation of a planned exchange this year. The second was an unprece- dented pledge by Nixon to work Rapid transit construction plan approved EDMONTON Con- struction plans for a i rapid transit line into north- east Edmonton were approved Wednesday by city council's utilities and engineering com- mittee. Council will be asked Aug. 13 to give final approval for plans lo make Edmonton the third city in Canada with a rapid transit program. Toronto and Montreal have rapid transit systems- About one mile of under- ground construction would be required in the city's downtown while 3.2 miles of CNR track and right-of-way also be used. would SAWMILL PICKETED B.C. About 300 sawmill workers re- fused to cross a picket line es- tablished Wednesday at Cana- dian Cellulose Mills here by Pulp and Paper Wrorkers of Canada members. Working conditions are re- ported a primary issue in PPWC contract demands. The PPWC says it will not accept a contract approved earlier by the larger united paperworkers international union. Weather and road report SUNRISE FRIDAY Of SUNSET MONTREAL Local meat-processing firms say they are facing dwindling supplies and may have to increase to secure permanent Japanese representation on the United Nations Security where the only non-rotat- ing members are the United StateSj the Soviet Union and China. RJiodesian release sought LONDON Am- nesty the London- based human rights organ- has cabled Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau asking that Commonwealth leaders meeting in Ottawa take urgent action to secure the release of political detainees in Rhodesia. Amnesty voiced concern in a statement today over ar- rests Tuesday of six officials of the African National Council and at the reported deterioration of detention condi- tions in Rhodesia. WHY WIVES CHEAT ON THEIR HUSBANDS in four wives commits adultery at least once in her That's the estimate of Dr. David writing in the Au- jtusl issue of Reader's Digest. Some wives are tempted dur- ing the first year of marriage. Others got the urfjo six nr sevrn or even during middle age. Dr. Reuben explains examines the subtler aspects of feminine infidelity and shows hus- bands how to stop it before it gets started. Be sure to read WHY WIVES CHEAT ON THEIR ono of 33 arti- cles and features in Ihe Au- Kust Reader's Digest. Pickup your copy todayl The cable to who is chairing the Commonwealth ''respectfully urged immediate Commonwealth ac- tion to secure the release of all untried political prisoners in now believed to num- ber said the statement- Amnesty said it was particu- larly concerned at the arrests of the six ANC in- cluding deputy president N. K Ndlovu. Ed Dooley af CALGARY Ed Doo- a city alderman from 1968 to announced Wednesday his intention of running for mayor in the Oct. 3974 munici- pal election. Mr. Dooley said he will base his campaign on a plan to es- tablish satellite communities around Calgary with a strip of land left undeveloped immedi- ately surrounding the city. Mayor Sykes announced eight months ago that he will run for a third term in the election. Harsh drug arrest iudse J prices again because of dis- rupted rail service from west- ern Canada. Prices have gone up 30 per cent in 10 days to the local consumer. Gaby president of Le- pine-Laurier Meat said supplies to chain stores are assured for this week but next week look Rene plant man- ager for Canada Packers Ltd. said the shortage of meat is more serious ev- ery day'1 and the company had barely sufficient supplies to last until Tuesday. probably will be an- other price increase and it may ccme this he said. Death By THE CANADIAN PRESS Italy-Gian Francesco a leading Italian author of well-known oratories and op- died here of a heart ail- ment. I EDMONTON Harsh I prison sentences have failed as i an effective deterrent to drug Provincial Judge John C Coughlan said Wcdnes- day i found little or nothing to prove that the imposition of harsh sentences is an ef- I festive he said sentencing Russell Richard of Fort McMurray to four years less 42 days iri prison. Mr. Reynen pleaded guilty to possession of heroin for the purpose of trafficking after 50 capsules were found on him following his arrest at Edmon- ton International Airport June i 120. Judge Coughlan's comments followed a sitting of the Alter-' ta Supreme Court appeal divi- sion Monday at which the im-' portance of deterrents in sen- j tencing drug offenders was em- phasized. The court increased to six years a three-year pris- on term Judge Coughlan had given a man convicted of traf- ficking in heroin. In sentencing Mr. Reynen. Judge Coughlan said he was by the melodrama- tic manner in which the arrest was carried out and the calcu- i lalerl violence the police used I m making the arrest Mr. Resiien complained in pre-sentence testimony Tues- day that police shoved hand- cuffs into his threw him to the and choked and kicked him when they arrest- ed him at the airpoit- He said also that he was ex- amined by a doctor without his consent. Judge Coughlan said the po- lice had prior information Mr. Tlejncn might have the drugs ui ITJS so set up a meth- od of arresting him that would prevent his swallowing heroin. Two plainsclothes officers grabbed Mr. Reynen in a pub- lic place without first identify- ing themselves as had their hands on his throat and their fingers in Us nvnith. and brought him down to the Judge Coughlan said. SYMPATHETIC think members of the pub- lic would be very sympathetic to the accused. The actions of the police lo people who didn't know what was going on would appear to be those of thugs. there's a better he said. Judge Coughlan said violence in drup arrc-ts is becoming common ami thai he does not approve of that conduct by po- lice. WASHINGTON Maior beef processors put pres- sure on the Nixon adminis- tration today lo lift beef pricc controls and stressed the possi- bility of bare meat shelves in late August and early Septem- ber in New Robert United States at- announced that a spe- cial federal grand jury is being formed to find out whether the current beef shortage is being generated through bribery and boosted prices. Herrell president of the American Meat said Wednesday that the meat processors came to Washington lo ask for an end to the beef price freeze. the freeze runs to Sept. beef will from the counters by Aug. Degraff told a news basing his forecast on the drastic de- cline in number of cattle slaughtered each week. Vancouver itop wheat export port VANCOUVER The ports of Vancouver. Victoria and Prince Rupert broke all previous records for grain shipments during the 1972-73 crop which ended Tues- the Vancouver Merchants Exchange said Wednesday. Grain shipments from the three British Columbia ports totalled 352.4 million up from the previous record of 307 million set in the 1971-72 crop year. The Vancouver share was 313.2 million confirm- ing the city's position as the world's leading wheat export- ing the exchange said. H 92 90 98 79 Lethbridge Pincher Creek lledicine Hat Grande Prairie Edmonton ........80 Banff........... 88 Calgary 84 Victoria Prince Rupert Penticton Kamloops Vancouver 72 Saskatowi 91 Regina 94 Winnipeg 78 L Pre 62 54 64 55 58 55 57 50 53 58 61 54 5S 57 56 .19 .04 Toronto.........75 .01 Ottawa ..........73 65 1.08 Montreal St. John's Halifax Charlottetown Fredericton Rome Paris London i Berlin..... Amsterdam Madrid Moscow Stockholm 81 68 71 65 69 61 77 77 82 79 79 79 77 82 75 75 66 61 66 63 61 57 64 61 55 63 .17 .03 .02 .17 FORECAST Medicine Isolated thunder- showers developing during the afternoon. Winds north and gusty especially in show- ers. Highs near 83. Lows 55- 60. Isolated thunder- showers. Highs 80-83. Calgary Scattered thunder showers developing again during the afternoon. Winds gusty in showers. Risk of hail by evening. Highs 75-80. Lows 50-53. Cloudy pe- riods. Highs near 75- Kootcnay regions and continu- ing sunny and very warm. Highs both days in the nineties. Lows tonight 55 to 65. MONTANA East of Continental Divide- Generally fair today through Friday except isolated after- noon and nighttime thunder- storms north and east portions. Not quite so hot in the north. Highs today and Friday mostly 90s except 85 to 95 north por- tion Friday. West of Continental Fair and continued hot today through Friday. Highs 85 to 95. Lows tonight mostly 50s. Olympic Games stamps ready OTTAWA The first two stamps of a special Olym- pic Games series will be issued Sept. the post office an- nounced Wednesday. They will be in denominations of eight and 15 cenia. 'U.S. faces economic disaster' CHICAGO AFL-CIO President George Meany said Wednesday that the United States faces dis- under President Nixon's Phase 4 program. He celled for an immediate end to all con- trols. Meany predicted a recession by year's a complete halt to house-building and continued inflnlion unless the adminis- tration's controls are in favor of a free economy. COMFORT KING CAB COOLER For those hoi dusty days in tractor or com' bine cabs use a reliable cab cooler from GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutti Highway Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAT COURTESY OF AMA Highway l reported bare and dry. Widening of one mile section of Highway No. 3 east of Fort Macleod is in progress. All remaining highways are In good driving condition. PORTS OP ENTRY and Closing Accn 9 a.m. to 5 Carway a.m. to Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 Coutts 24 Del Bonita 8 am. to 9 Cingsgate 24 Porthill Rykerls 8 a.m. lo Wild Horse 8 a m. lo 5 p.m. Ixjgan Pass 7 a.m. to 10 Open Juno RooMvilla I a.m. to midnight. ;