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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 36 THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD August 1973 Gray admits shame V hi Watergate role Turner policies labelled out of date1 cuts trouble marketing board WASKtM'rTON i API Patrick loyal follower of President says lie vas' Gray told the Senate Water- gate committee Friday oC his shame and downfall as aci-ng i FBI a post ho cant April 27 when it was made pub- lic that be destroyed papers from the White House sale of iviretapper E. Howard Hunt. i Gray rend slowly from a 51- j page speaking in a i near showing little outward sign of emotion. i Adding a lew new he said he burned the papers with some Christmas wrappings at j iiis home in last Decetnbei i He said he believed he was I acting on orders of House aides John Dean and John Eh- rlichman. He said they gave him two sets of papers June i 1972. and told him po- 1 iitical dynamite that s-hould never see the light of day. He said he read one of the pa- pers before he burned them It vas a state department cable implicating President Kennedy in the slaying of South ote President Diem in Oruy said it shook him. He i iidn'i realize then thai the cab- les nere forged by Hunt i in un unsuccessful attempt to plant a false anti-Kennedy story a magazine LIED TO OFFICIAL. Gray said he lied to Assistant Attorney-General Henry v.'ho asked him about the tiapers last April after Dean revealed rl'e srory to pros- j scut' ra j-lepl if Gray The next day ne sought out Petersen and told i Mm the irutn. he said. Nine days the story still unknown to the Gray aaid he telephoned his friend Senator Lowell 'Heicker. s member of the Watergate com- rnittee. a week I had thought about this matter and of Sena-1 tor Weicker's staunch and' valiant support of me and hi si warm Gray said. had a duty to tell him these two yet my shame was so deep that it was hard to' pick up the phone and When he told he lied i about small details. He said hadn't read the paper. He he destroyed them soon after' Dean and Ehrlichman gave them. 10 him. rather than months later. He said he put them in an official FBI ''burn' for rather i than casually tossing them in i the flames at home with the Christmas ribbons. cannot explain 1 failed 10 tell Senator Weicker all the faas at this and made misstaternents to Gray said. sense ot shame' is aE 1 can remember. suppose I in some ir-1 rational that I would look better in his eyes if I had de- strojed thun promptly and never looked at FORCES TO Weicker gave the j garbled story to newspapers the i next day. forcing Gray's nation and ending his The Senate had refused to con-1 firm him cs permanent FBI di- and the House i had not withdrawn the nomi- nation. Gray was as Eh-' rtichinan put it in a bit of to ''hang there and I slowly in the Gray said he hadn't known uJ Ehrlichman's phrase'1 until the Senate com-' jiritiee released it in the script of conversation between Ehrlichman and Dean. Until he lied to Petersen. Gray believed that I acting properly and legally pursuant to instructions given me by top as-1 REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY SALES CLERK FOR LEADING J.ETHBRIDGE HARDWARE STORE Experience en asset bur not essential. Salary commensurate to experience- Apply in Person to MR. FRANK NORTH IETHBR1DGE HOYT'S 13th Street iethbridge MECHANIC WANTED Top salary end commission possible per month. Work i tune-up. th five-figure bracket alignment and Apply in Writing BOX 94. HERAID to the president of the Suited lie said lie now realizes that his burning the papers was grievous the documents were not in fact Vi'atergate legally does r.oi lessen my present behef that I permitted myself to be used to perform a mere politi- cal chore. shall carry the burden of that act with me he tjid. who quit a 20-year naval career to join Nixon's I960 presidential said his long-standing loyalty to the president prompted him to uam him last July about -'con- HMon'' in the FBI's Watergate investigation. KEPO11TS DIFFERED Gray said he had been getting conflicting information from CIA Direc- tor Richard Helms and CIA Deputy Director Yernon 'Wal- ters about whether his investi- gation would uncover CIA se- crets in Mexico. Gray says he didn't know the extent to which House staff members had pushed Helms and Walters to interfere. The FBI wss tracking Nixon campaign money that went ihrough Mexico and into the ac- count oi wiretapper Bernard a former CIA Gray said that on July when Walters finaTly told him thai DO CIA secrets would be uncovered by the investigation. was uncertain and Gray and Walters agreed Gray should call Xixor He got in touch with Xixon by telephone and told Walters and I feel that people on your staff are trying to mor- tally wound you liy using the CIA and FBI.. Gray said he didn't tell Nixon anything more specific. was a slight pause and the pres- ident said. you just con- tinue to conduct your aggres- sive and thorough investiga- tion.5 Gray said he had no turther and concluded he had been an alarmist. 'vho testified earlier in the day gave a sec- ond-hand version of Gray's talk with Nixon that Gray said was inaccurate. Gray denied telling Xixon that the FBI's investiga- tion could lead quite or thai the president should get rid of the people involved. Gray is scheduled to return to the witness chair Monday at a.m. EDT to begin answer- ing questions. The committee plans to question two more wit- nesses. Petersen and former At- torney-General Richard G. before going into summer recess. By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa ttureau OTTAWA _ With no fast remedy for soaring food costs and announced tighter re- straints over CMS growth rate of the economy Finance Minister John Turner came under attack Friday from liis parliament op- ponents. Mr. Turner was criticized sharply by New Democratic Party Peader Lewis for planning to curb the public sec- tor while there is 3.3 per cent unemployment. Mr. Lewis de- scribed the minister's policy an- nouncement as ''dangerous and lout of Th.3 finance in a press conference called after i his return to Ottawa from i was questioned 1 about the rapidly rising food prices. Bread is expected to jump six cents a loaf up to 34 cents at j the end of this month. Dairy products are also expected to j climb and the price of meat is rising pushing steaks to around a pound. The minister saw Commodore i appointed i director j BAXFF Commodore j 1 Victor Roy Henning of has been appointed execu- j jtive director of the Banff I School of Advanced Manage- I rnent and special lecturer at the University ot Alberta. The appointment was made jointly by school and university i officials. j i Commodore Henning has i been commander oi the Cana- dian Forces Base at Esqui- as well as a mem- 1 ber of the federal treasury I board. -i ball O proves Jt'alal i CALGARY chasing i a rubber ball inio the street cost Dragon Madic. 2. of Cal- I liis a coroner's jury Friday. The boy was killed when he was hit by a car in front of his home July 3. The jury said the boy ran into the street from behind a j parked car and the driver of the car which hit him was not at fault. no remedy for the increase in Canadians' food budget. rise in prices in Canada is less than in most other coun- tries in the he told newsmen on the return to Ot- tawa. He gave a mid-summer economic review and said with the economy and government revenues lu'gher than expected there would be tighter curbs on government spending. He fore- cast a lower than expected budgetary deficit. Mr. Turner attributed rising food prices and the inflation in Canada on international condi- tions from which Canada could not isolate itself. He claimed the major cause of higher food _ prices was high demand andj short supply on the world mar- j ket. He turged when' faced with the Jiigher food prices to take some solace from the fact that ''wages and sala- ries have gone up r.iove in the past year. The minister meantime has cautioned his cabinet colleagues j to watch their spending The government is lightening i the clamps on its own spending.' Cabinet ministers arc finding j '.Then they approach the treas- ttry board that the knives cut to cut federal spending. i However Mr. Turner has been careful to differentiae between the policy introduced in 1968 when Prime Minister. Pierre Trudeau to curb strong inflationary pressures an- i nounced a tough program to' stop spending. Mr. Turner has stressed that this tune it is ''re-' strainf not a The federal government's cash requirements for the cur-1 rent fiscal year ending next j March 31 have been revised downard to billion com- pared with billion estimated in the February accord-1 ing to the minister. He said that 1 because of the faster than ex-1 pected economic growth and higher than expected price budgetary should be about biilion compared with billion pre- viously forecast. Budgetary expenditures this year will be around bil- lion up by about 4300 million from the previous forecast i This would resujt in a budgetary deficit of million which will be lower than the million forecast last Febru- ary. Mr. Lswis denounced the fi- nance minister's program of re- straints as He it can only produce dif- ficulties. ''His announcement shows that like the Bourbons he has learned nothing and forgotten nothing from the disastrous pol- icies of his government from 1969 to 1972. It is significant and unforgiveable that be makes this announcement six days after parliament adjourned in- stead of having the courage to make it in the said the NDP leader. again he plans to re- strain the public sector while his corporate tax concessions gave the private sector an addi- tional million to play with. This kind of priority means there will be restraints on build- ing low cost housing while de- velopers are tree to continue putting up elaborate office buildings.'1 CAIRO A new sub- marine oil field in the Gulf of Suez may have reserves of 300 million making it see- on in Egypt only to the adjoin- ing Morgan oil it was an- nounced during the weekend. Engineer Mohamad Ramzy al board chairman of the Egyptian General Petroleum predicted the field would be producing ban-els a j day by the end of the year and ban-els a day within three months. He said crude higher than 32 degrees API flowed at the of banels a day out of a diameter pipe. Exploi- tation of the field is expected to take place without delay be- cause of its nearness to the Morgan field and it's multi- million dollar base camp of Ras Shukheir. STAP.T YOUR OWN PART TIME EARN OR MORE AN A small investment will return you large dividencs and you control your time and amount cf money you vv'sh to Enquiries Invited by Replying Box 108 Lethbridge Heraid SIMPSQNS-SEARS MILK ALTA. ANGYAL'S ELECTRIC MR. MIKE ANGYAL DIAL 647-3646 and place your order today Shop with Confidence the convenient Simpsons catalogue Way It's ranchers9 turn to smile HIGH MOISTURE If youVe through with come and get involved with the world. Canadian Armed Forces is in the help heip to keep the help cope with natural help with search-ar.d-rescue help psople Jo hslp themselves. And right we could use some Help from you. The starting pay is.good when you consider hoy little it costs you for food and and it gets bsltsr when you finish training. You'll get four weeks paid plenty of opportunity for sports and a chance to end to learn some things about the world you won't find in school books. If you're wondering what do With the next few years your csk about vacancies in the Canadian Armed rorces. The Canadian Armed Forces CFRSU 522 8th Ave. Calgary Aha T2P 1E8 Phone. f v.snt to know more about a career in ths Canadian Armed Forces. JTeiep'none-. Visit your mobile recruiting unit BRIDGE TOWNHOUSE MOTEL Lethbridgo on 8th and 9th 1973 Between Noon and p.m. HIGH Alta. i When Carman and John King smile about beef Cana- dian consumers sulk. The Kings are as concerned i as shoppers about food but they're on the other side of the fence. As ranchers in this i community about 30 miles south of they've waited a long time for the situation that saw one of their cattle this 1 week become the first to fetch jO cents a pound on the hoof at the Calgary stockyards. been waiting for this for a long says a rancher for 42 years. didn't thiflk it would come so j Carman recalls that in the early the beef market j boomed and bu3'ers were pay- j ing for 100 pounds on the j hoof. But it was 1960 before the j price was topped. ''We have gone through finan- cial disease and now the fanner has some- thing the world wants and is prepared to pay says Car- man. ''Now we start getting a i return on the years we have in- vested in this and it is not an unfair Before the current spiral on high the King family i made about on each head of cattle ''when we have made a BROUGHT PROFIT The steers that sold for rec- ord-breaking prices brought in a profit of per head. Here's how the ranchers break down their profit The King ranch bought 52 cat- tle four months ago at an av- erage cost of The average weight was 800 pounds. Over the 120-day fattening pe- they gained three pounds daily and went to market weighing pounds. It cost to fatten each steer. On market each steer weighed and with i the record-breaking bid 31 I cents a each steer sold for Carman King doesn't deny that he received a good price. j we have to buy new stock j to replace the ones we sold and we have to buy at the new high ___ Alberta ranchers need acres a head to run says Mr. King. we could drop that per head requiremera by one acre from 11 acres to it would make a lot of difference. We are trying to do that by sowing different grasses but we are not there yet. all the time the demand for beef is Stolen car I ring bared CALGARY George Clary of has been sentenced to three j j'ears in jail for being a mem- j bcr of a ring which stole ve- 1 altered their registra- tions and sold privately or through used car dealers. Neal was brought before Judge Gary Cioni for sentenc- ing after being escorted by pol- ice from 'the United States where he was serving time for similar offences. The prison term tn Canada will be served at Prince Albert after which he will be extradited to the U.S. Court was told that Neal was involved in a stolen oar ring that operated out cf Calgary from 1969 to 1971. The Calgary operation involved several lux- ury trailers and an mobile homeu____ 1 P M TUE I iMlflii I If IB August 7th a BRYAN BAKER 8 Miles South and 2 Miles East of Leth. 3 Miles West of Raymond and 4 Miles North FREE REFRESHMENTS Come SEE How to STOPE and FEED Your Barley The HARVESTORE Sponsored WESTERN HARVESTORE LTD. WAYNE Territory Manager PHONE 345-4679 ;