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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Consumer will pay most of bulk milk price increase OTTAWA (CP) Consumers will pay 70 per cent of an additional 91 cents farmers will get for a hundred pounds of milk under federal policy changes announced Thursday by Agri- culture Minister Eugene Whelan Mr Whelan told a news conference the move was aimed at stimulating milk production by giving producers "a reasonably fair' return on their investments He has consistently maintain- ed that farmers are largely under-paid for their efforts The increases in dairy subsidies and support prices mean that dairymen will be paid 41 for a hundred pounds of milk, will get a minimum 85 cents for a pound of butter, up from 77, and 54 cents a pound tor skim milk powder, up from 50 tents To the (onsumer it means about eight cents more for a pound of butter, four cents more for a pound of skim milk one cent a cents more for a pound of cheese and a one-cent a-pmt increase for ice crearn Dairymen have been pressing the government for a MO guarantee for each 100 pounds of in- dustrial cents a in produc- ing cheese powdered milk, ice cream and butter The cost to consumers of fluid milk vou drink -is not atfected by the increases in lederal subsidies, 'Dairy producers have been caught in a con- tinuing cost-price squeeze and immediate action is needed to prevent a further slide in produc- Mr Whelan said Milk production steadied in the early part ot 1974 but then began to trend lower again in April as the cost-price squeeze worsened By June, monthly production was down by five per cent from the previous year The international trend shows clearly that Canada cannot depend on imports in volume as a steady source of dairy products at a reasonable price 'Our best source of rnilk and dairy products is. and will continue to be our own dairy farmers and our own dairy industry The industry can only be healthy if producer returns are brought back into line with in- creased costs and that s exactly what this an- nouncement is all about he said The increased subsidies are retroactive to June 1 because "although an adjustment at that time was warranted, it was considered that it was not appropriate to make such an adjust- ment during an election campaign The support price increases are effective immediately Mr Whelan said the new subsidy would cost taxpayers million in the year ending March 31 1975 raising the total annual dairy subsidies to million He also said he did not believe in the industry but that until producers could get a fair return on investments the subsidies would be used to help dairvmen fight inflation and meet rising production costs The government is committed to developing a long-term dam that will link pioducer returns to the cost ot production he said are still working out the details ot a program that will meet that objective in con sultation with the dairv industrv The target is to tind a thai will provide automatic increases in to producers when the cost oi production climbs The lethbttdae Herald VOL. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1974 15 Cents Dean prison sentence WASHINGTON (API Former White House counsel John Dean was sentpnced to- day to one to four years in prison for his role in the Watergate coverup Dean, the principal witness charging President Nixon in the cover-up, pleaded guilty eight months ago to con- spiracy to obstruct justice United States District Judge John Sirica gave Dean until Sept 3 to put his affairs in or- der Sirica denied a request from Dean's lawyer that sentencing be delayed on grounds that a new batch of White House tapes being handed over to Sirica under a Supreme Court order issued last month con- tain evidence which might suggest a light sentence for Dean Plane search uncovers remains of two wrecks By MICHAEL ROGERS Herald Staff Writer The wreckage of a small single engine aircraft with two Burnaby men aboard missing since Monday was found Thursdav afternoon on the east side of Kootenay Lake about 40 miles northeast of Nelson A few hours earlier, a Cana- dian Forces helicopter searching for the missing Bur- nabv aircraft, discovered the wreckage of another plane missing since last October The wreckage of the Bur naby aircraft, a Jodel was spotted at 4 25 p m by another armed forces helicopter A para rescue team was lowered to the site then returned to the helicopter Search and rescue officials said Lloyd Fletcher, 62 and Clark flays gov't for big spending Opposition leader Bob Clark has lashed the government for spending more than million within the last seven weeks without approval of the legislature The money, spent by cabinet through 'special is approved by the cabinet between sessions of the legislature and is not included in the budget debated each spring Mr Clark said this amount projected over the next eight months until a new budget is introduced, would mean an additional million This compares with million spent in 1972-73 and million in 1973-74 he said It is an indication of bad budgetary planning when ministers have to continually come back to cabinet to get more money for their programs he said in a news release "The debate on the budget will become meaningless if the government spends enormous amounts of money without approval of the legislature He added the government is setting a very poor exam- ple in this time of very serious inflation Inside 15 12 'We are now flying over Ethiopia; home to nearly a million starving natives.' Classified Comics Comment District Family Local News Markets Sports Theatres Travel TV Weather At Home LOW TONIGHT 50; HIGH SAT. 85; MOSTLY SUNNY 22-26 5 4 17 20 16 27 13 7 8 6, 9, 10 3 14 his si" rnie, 20, were killed instai .vhen their Jndel air- craft crashed into tne side of Sphinx Mountain at the foot level in heavily wooded terrain Officials said the reason for the crash was not apparent and an investigation will be earned out by the ministry of transport The other plane, missing since Oct 13. 1973, was lost on a flight from Castlegar to Calgary The bodies of William Dubois, 37, of Westlock, Alta and passenger Pat Goodale, 23 of Vancouver, were in the wreckage spotted about 40 miles north of Cranbrook Since the Burnaby plane was reported missing Monday about 14 civil aircraft were in- volved in the search, along with three military planes and three armed forces helicopters There were also six pnvate- ly owned aircraft from Southern Alberta in the search four from the Lethbndge Flying Club and two planes from Pincher Creek By Thursday the search pattern had been extended north and south of the 350-mile route from Castelgar to Lethbndge The route includ- ed mountainous terrain rising to more than feet The plane came down about 60 miles northeast of Castlegar Parts of the terrain had been covered several times with a total of more than 200 flight-hours of searching by the time the small plane had been found Searchmaster Kenneth Durrant said Thursday that more than 11.000 square miles had been covered by the searchers Lethbndge pilot Gordon Brown and Don Thompson No Herald on Monday The Herald will not publish Monday, a civic holiday A full roundup of weekend news and sports will be carried in Tuesday's edition Display advertisers are reminded of the following deadline ads for publication Thursday. Aug 8, must be received by 11 30 a m Satur- day. Aug 3 Classified ads received by 11 30 a m Saturday, Aug 3, will appear Tuesday west of Granum into th P Mills for three and a half hours Thursday afternoon Jack Reeder a part-time instructor with the Lethbndge Flying Club participated in the search east of the Rockies av and Thursdav BILL GROENEN photo Surrounded The Barnwell residence of Mr and Mrs Gabriel Tajcnar is surrounded by flood waters after a main canal headgate washed out Thursday afternoon Mrs. Tajcnar was evacuated to Taber with her family whan water reached the floor level Her husband is m hos- pital at Calgary'Story on page 15 Calgary Power pays off city Impeachment in August? WASHINGTON (AP) Leaders of the House of Representatives shaping plans for the first presidential impeachment debate in 106 years have agreed to start it Aug 19 with the first votes coming about eight days later Although final details are still to be worked out, it appears certain live television and radio coverage of the event will be permitted Under arrangements tenta- tively approved by the lead- ership of both parties Thur- sday, about seven days will be devoted to general debate and three or four days to voting on the articles of impeachment The procedures contemplated now would not permit any new articles to be proposed Photostats of cheques worth and were turned over today to city of- ficials by Calgary Power's Lethbndge division manager Ted Chalmers The real cheques are already invested in a trust fund earning 113 per cent interest according to City Manager Allister Findlay who received them Thursday Today's ceremonial handing over of the cheques, which represented the sale price of the city power plant equip- ment and the first month's rent on the plant, capped years of negotiations between Calgary Power and the city The deal still has to be sanc- tioned by the Public Utilities Board and the Energy Resources Conservation Board but both approvals are seen as virtually assurred Both Mayor Andy Anderson and Deputy Mayor Vaughan Hembroff, who accepted the copies of the cheques for the city termed the deal with Calgary Power one that will be to the long-range advan- tage of the citizens of Lethbndge While it means the city will now buy all its power from Calgary Power at the same wholesale rate that Calgary and Red Deer get their electricity from the company, the city will continue to operate the river valley plant Seen and heard About town Cal Alsttn, Jay Hamilton and Ted Haynes leaving Magrath for a three-week holiday that will take them to big league baseball games trom Los Angeles to New York Kay Vaselenak remarking on the ramrod dis- cipline of the Princess Patricia soldiers" on display outside city hall, then taking a closer look and realizing they were dummies Turk burst shatters ceasefire NICOSIA (AP) The biggest outburst of fighting since the Cyprus ceasefire agreement was signed three days ago erupted across the western Kvrenia mountains today Turkish forces advanced into four Greek-Cvpnot villages that were abandoned after heavv Turkish artillers barrages in the last 48 hours Turkish tanks launched a major assault against the sole Greek strongpomt still on the artillerv de- fended outpost at the top of Mount Kvpanssouvouno A UN armored patrol at- tempting to go up the moun- tain was machine-gunned an hour before noon and turned ba''k without suffering casualties A. car full of reporters trav elling behind the UN armored car was also fired at Turkish soldiers But there were no hits The lighting was centred at the village of Agndaki on the Nicosia side of the Kjrema mountain range Reporters drove to thp village at mid-morning and watched as Greek National Guard troops retreated from machine-gun and mortar fire On the other side of the mountain overlooking the sea reporters an hour later watched as Turkish tanks travelling an old dusty road just below the crest of the narrow rocky range fired at the Greek-Cypnot sirongpomt Answering fire came from artilk r" and machine-guns Ea111er a scheduled mn :mg to draw up buffer zones and ceasefire lines un- der UN auspices was postpon ed because the Turkish representative said he was not ready to attend No explana- tion was given Turkish infantry began moving into Lapithos and Karavas, the two biggest townships in the Kyrenia dis- trict late this morning Both these and nine mile1- west oi the tourist report of abandoned the Greek force1- and their inhabitants morn ing atter Turkish tanks began shelling them Son beaten, parents insist (CP i par- ents oi a man in a Mexican prison pending trial on drug charges maintained tnat their son beaten and tortured despite denials Mexican authorities Al and Fieger said their son Les a ancouver photographer was not the one subject to torture and extortion Other Canadian and in the prison have had similar experiences thev said Fieger I1, has been held in Carcel Preventiva Leoumbern since his arrest at Mexico Citv International Air port last 25 while en route to Canada from Peru Under Mexican iaws ne could be held for one betore appearing in court The Fiegers called a news conference Thursdav to tell the true storv after statements the director general of th" Mexican prison and bv Canadian external af fairs officials apparently contradicted earlier stones The director-general Ar- cuate Franco said in a telephone interview from Mexico Citv that those who speak of torture at the prison are 1 v ing 'Canada could have a Watergate9 By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA A Watergate could happen in Canada' The Canadian parliamentary system does not provide safeguards according to a western Cana- dian members of Parliament G W Baldwin River) sounded the warning Friday that a Watergate crisis could oc- cur in this country despite a "smug belief by many people that the parliamentary system would prevent it He said they point to the government in Canada being under scrutiny through such devices as the oral question period ex- amination of spending estimates and responsible government with the cabinet holding office only as long as it enjoys the confidence of the House Those safeguards in theory simply don't exist any more in Canada, Mr Baldwin said He charged that in Canada "influence is peddled policy shaped and opinions moulded from time to time by illegal means and for im- proper purposes Given the opportunity for certain individuals to be able to manipulate the levers of power over long periods of time they will come to believe their divine right to rule For that purpose they would take shortcuts or engage in any measures thev think adequate to retain their grip he warned Does parliamentary system provide safeguards against a Watergate happening in Canada7" he asked in a press statement Friday He answered that question with a firm emphatic "no His reasons he set out as follows (1) There has been a very marked and rapid erosion of the opportunity for Parliament to cope with the tremendous strength and growth which the executive branch has experienced (2) There has been a real loss of financial control by the Commons, not in theory but in practice, particularly when there is a partisan majority controlling the House (3) The propaganda machine built up by modern governments, particularly the last two Liberal administrations, has converted departmental as well as national information services into a "blatant political tool to conceal and he charged (4) There is the continuous blurring of lines between the top bureaucracy and the elected of- ficials of government The movement trom one to the other has been so marked in the last ten vears as to constitute a dangerous phenomena he said (51 Manv laws passed under this blurring of the top burcaucracv and elected officials have as a principal purpose the granting ot vast dis cretionarv power to the exec utive Thev have become skilfull in and often authontv he 16) There is a lack of anv real mechanism to challenge those in command There aie the traditional votes of confidence and the so-called opposition dav motions but it has become ap- parent even during the recent minority govern- ment of 1972 to 1974 that these 'are a farce which have been of little value said Mr Baldwin Adding all these factors together the opposi tion member said he must reluctantly conclude that a Watergate could happen in Canada and that if the government of this day repeated the famous question put in Parliament bv the late Rt Hn C D Howe of St Laurent s cabmel Who's to stop us0' he had to admit the answer is nobodv ;