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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE August News in brief Fieger case reviewed MEXICO CITY iCPi -The ease of Les Fieger of Van- couver, charged with drug smuggling, was reviewed by a court judge Monday but no statement was issued. I'nhke Canadian court hear- ing v Mexican court reviews are confidential and the person charged does no! appear in the chamber TV station fires Lindsay .NKW YORK (APi The station, flagship of the WCBE-TV fired its new Columbia Broadcasting political commentator. System, said Linsay's media New York mayor John ivprestntativ- Garth L iv. Mondav i.ii endors- u i.-'that Lindsay Howard uouid ou1 die political for state governor. arena Princess to open fair OTTAWA iCP> Princess Saturday. and her husband Capt But th" princess is still ex- Mark Phillips will visit pecu-d to open 'he Toronto Nov. 15-18 nut Nov. Winter Fair Nov. as as previously announced. ongnalh announced, said a Government House said spokesman Irish woman killed HKLFAST Reuteri A HO- district. Roman Catholic The bullet is believed to woman was shot dead early have been a stray shot >r a when a bullet smashed uun battle near her h-'iise through the front door of her between British MV'. m Belfast's ;ie Irish renublican Hiieri'dljs Bodies recovered KAMLOOPS. B.C. The bodies oi Ke'.vel V: okanagan helicopter- rew 54. of AhhotM'ord. B.C.. I'h'lli Saturday recovered the bodies Clack. 45. o! Victoria an-.! Hi of three men killed Friday Sameluk. Jo. oi Thunder Ba their four-engine water Out were brought In crashed near Ashc'-oit Karnloops Columbia's mt> tu.uht. .350 die in floods DACCA i Reuteri At least. Th'-y said 'lie >r, persons have died in floods !flml who died ill dioiera by dnttK- ravaging many areas of Bang- ,n ladesh. government officials areas of Mymen- reported Monday. singh north of l.i.'icca. Rural stability predicted KSTKKHAZY. Sask. .CP> over. Premier Allan Blakeney "We ' lorwani to took a message of hope to much grcat'.-r stability in small town Saskatchewan rural Saskatchewan m the Monday, declaring that the days ahead, he predicted on days of rapid depopulation are the bus lour Seven killed in Cambodia PHNOM PENH (AFP i Rockets killed seven persons Four Chinese-made mm. rockets tired tiorn (lie and wounded 10 here Monday Mekong Km r night in the third straight night of missile harassment of the capital by the Cambodian rebels. less than six miles from Phtiom Penh tell in 'lie sou ill part (ii the city Neo-Faseist office bombed ROME (Reuter) Four lion to Sunday's bomb attack small bombs exploded today on a packed holiday train. The blasts all went oil outside offices here of the neo- wjlhjn an Fascist Italian Social Move- said. There wen-no casualties ment party in apparent reac- and only minor damage. Chess tournament ends WASHINGTON M' hammer, events ha1.. dent Nixon's hopes Ko.prosentu.tivc-> Now only resign i: r< Senate' The latest blow disclosed v II.. v iawvers. from He referred to HaMoman on .lime in Those tapes wnniii discussed the pohti. wa- awaie of with by i: mittee Xiv'H Wiiite House To mar.v in tin- for escaping trial demolished ul' obstructing justice. At the least, it posed a stark contrast to MXUM'S earlier claim that he had no knowledge of a cover-up by anyone at the White certainly not to March 21. And neither did it wash well against his declaration to the House impeachment group that he had given it "the full story of Watergate." As a result, there were immediate defections from even the ranks of his stauncliest House defenders. Four Republicans who led Nixon's fight within the House iiidiciary committee said either they would vote for impeach- ment or were reconsidering their positions. The most significant loss was Representative Charles Wig- gins, i he articulate Southern California lawyer, who had at- tacked the impeachment case, point by point, during the com- mittee hearings. Wiggins called for Nixon's resignation and said that if the president refused to leave office voluntarily, he would vote to impeach him for obstruction of justice. Wiggins' statement appeared to signal the end of any possi- bility of mustering enough votes to block impeachment by the House S'ixou acknowledged as much in his statement: A House vote of impeachment is. as a practical matter, vir- tually a foregone conclusion, and the issue will therefore go to trial in the Senate." REP. WIGGINS t o.'d Where Car Was Parked Cyprus war conducive to Soviet aims She of 11-day siege Photo-diagram shows the state prison at Hunts- Texas, where three inmates held hostages for on the third floor of the library-classroom I'ng. The siege ended Saturday when two of the s and two hostages died on a ramp on their way car parked in the prison yard. At left i; Joseph O'Brien, chaplain of the prison, a hos- .vounded by gun fire. He is recovering in hos- 'See story on Page 1.) By DAVID MacDONALD Herald London Bureau LONDON The Soviet Union achieved very little for itself in the first stages of the Cyprus peace talks in Geneva and hopes to rectify this in the next stage this week. Soviet sources in Geneva last week were not clear about how they could turn the com- plex Cyprus situation to their advantage but made it clear they were committed to try. One constant aim of Soviet policy both before and since 1917 has been to gain a cor- ridor to the Mediterranean that would give a permanent presence, with bases for its navy. This has been a key point in its Middle East policy, including Soviet anxiety to see the Suez Canal reopened to ease its naval access to the In- dian Ocean. When the Greek-inspired coup against Archbishop Makarios took place July 15 the Soviet Union denounced erta leads Prairies weekend fatalities CANADIAN PRESS e children who drowned teen-agers who died ir.iie traffic accidents at least 17 per- iost their lives in ac- the Prairies during weekend. Tia.iian Press survey p.m. Friday to mid- M O N T R E A L C Organizers at the llth Cana- dian Open Chess Cham- pionship said they were happy with the performance of Cana- dian players following the 1 Hh and final round Monday night. JLJ'VF "We have a good crop of young Canadian players that will really be something to see in three or four nament assistant director Bernard Ouimet said. Ci ed 106 die during weekend THE CANADIAN PRESS Thirty-nine persons killed in traffic mishaps in Ontario were among at least 106 peo- ple who died accidentally BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL across Canada during a three- day Civic Holiday weekend. the Monday civic holiday. not statutory, was celebrated this year in Ontario, the Prairie provinces and British Columbia Death THE CANADIAN PRESS Moscow-Lev Knipper. 76. composer of the popular Rus- sian song Polyushko, Pole. IMPORTANT NOTICE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE PARKING METER CONVERSION As of August 6, 1974 there will be free to revea Ql'KBKC financial and land Premier Robert liourassa members of his cabinet their immediate farmi U s were made public Monday in compliance with the Quebec government's new conflict-o! interest directives. The directives, issued .1 u n e r'eq u i re ca I) in e ministers to disclose eac! Aim 1 their land holding than their re ..iential 'w dcbi.v and financial A minister also is forbidden !i. hold shares in private con: panics which might do busi- ness with government unless he exercises no direct control over company decisions Documents shown to report ers the clerk ol the c.ibinet ngs .naila Ltd. and Sorel Steel 'ii'idt les Ltd. i-'. ,riser this year the Bou- government was besieg- (uiestions from the about between the govern- ri'.ent and companies controll- ed by the Sirnard family through Clauremiand. lf wis disclosed at the time Paragiiti Business F'orms one (lauremiand's had received provin- ijovcrnment contracts more than million -iiire the Uoiirnssa govern- :M n; look office in 1970. night Monday showed Alberta with the most fatalities reported 11, compared with three each for Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Five-year-old Tracey Saddleback and four-year-old Earl Saddleback, both of Hobbema, Alta.. drowned Saturday night while swimm- ing in a dugout near their home, about 45 miles south of Edmonton. Harold Bell, 5, of Whitecourt drowned Saturday in the McLeod River near his home, 80 miles northwest of Edmonton. Mary Shelton, 37. of Ed- monton drowned in the Sturgeon River Saturday when she was swimming near Bon Accord, about 10 miles north of Edmonton. In traffic, 17-year-old Leslie Polo of Calgary died in a single vehicle accident Sunday near Longview. about 20 miles south of Calgary. Benjamin Derkson, 23, of Lloydminster was killed near Westlock. about 40 miles northwest of Edmonton, in a single-vehicle mishap Sunday. Eighteen-year-old Randall Scott Welsh of Edmonton died Saturday when the car in which he was a passenger was in collision with the rear of a semi-trailer unit near Chip- man, about 30 miles northeast of Edmonton. Carl Scheie, 60, of Duhemal, Alta.. and Gustave Schfielke, 76, of Bittern Lake, Alta., were killed Saturday in a two- car collision near Camrose, 45 miles southeast of Edmonton. Police said the two men were passengers in separate cars. Thirty-eight-year-old Ray- mond Hagel of the Beiseker district was killed Friday night when his truck collided with an eastbound CNR freight train at an uncontroll- ed level crossing near Strathmore. Dwayne Edwin Brunner, 26, of Fort McMurray died Fri- day when his car overturned near Wandering River, about 150 miles northeast of Edmon- ton. Drug charge reduced EDMONTON (CP) against Gordon Ar- nold. 21, of Edmonton, being held in a Mexican prison, has been reduced to simple possession from possession of marijuana for purposes of trafficking. both Greece and NATO for seeking to bring an end to the independence of Cyprus so as to use the island for a NATO base that would be directed against both the Communist bloc countries and the Arab world. Moscow's strident support of Makarios gained it some points in the early stages as Washington seemed to be prepared to accept the coup for strategic reasons. The .July 20 Turkish invasion brought tacit approval from Moscow for the aim of restor- ing the island's independence and overthrown government. But while supporting the ceasefire sponsored by the United Nations Security Coun- cil the Soviet Union was caught off balance by the deci- sion of the Greek military jun- ta to hand over to a civilian government instead of going immediately to war with Turkey. Such a war would have suited Moscow implications for the southeastern flank of NATO and it would have been on excellent terms with Turkey, a country it has long courted. Greek diplomats at the Geneva talks said large troop movements were taking place in the Bulgarian frontier region at the point in Thrace where the first Greek-Turkish clash would have taken place. The Soviet Union could have hoped to negotiate a corridor from the Turks in return for applying pressure on the Greek northern frontier. The determination of the new Greek government to get a negotiated settlement on Cyprus averted the war threat and Moscow's hopes of a new accommodation with Ankara faded as fie Soviets called for removal of all foreign troops from Cyprus in a Security Council meeting held as the Geneva 'alks were going on. 26 killed n B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS British Columbia's first- ever provincial holi- day was marred at least 26 persons died accidentally in the province, a record number for any three-day holiday. Highways were jammed with tourists and residents heading for holiday spots and resort centres were crowded as the province basked in temperatures in the 80s and 90s during the weekend. farm produce prices predicted I necessary changes for the in- creased meter rates. I Oil cleanup started HALIFAX (CPi A limited clean-up was under way today at Saglek on the tic-- 1'iern coast ill I a1 a va I o t go Ve n ..i; technical experts to aid m (lie disposal of about gallons of spilled diesel fuel. iii'-hov'y. the major e ol protein feed, has i producers to seek more expensive feed sources, thus pushing up input costs. Last Thursday, Mr. Whelan announced that dairymen will be paid for a hundred pounds of milk, an increase of cents said the increase was Y io stimulate milk .-iioti while giving is a reasonably fair" a guarantee of the product for our consumer is right here in Canada and it's my job to make sure that these people stay in business so they produce those he said. The increase of industrial milk prices also increased the price of a pound of butter to 85 cents from 77 and the price for a pound of skim milk powder lo 54 cents from 50. Canada bought a lot of butter from Ireland last year, said the minister, but "butter from Ireland if we want to buy it now, would cost us approximately a pound. Last year we bought it for 72 cents a pound. The minister also said that no other country in the world provides for its poor as well as Canada. He said that a Windsor, Ont., family their whole budget and how they lived and they'd spent no more money than they did five years ago on food, and the diet is excellent." He defended the government's policy of ensur- ing an adequate supply of agricultural products and im- proving the return farmers get on their investments, say- ing that farmers are entitled to an 11 per cent return and that Canadians generally never had it so good. I can tell you this, too, that their homes are better; they're painted, their yards are fixed up better; everything is just a little he said. ;