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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 5 THE UTHBRIDGE HERAID News in brief Cambodian radio centre seized PHNOM PENH Cam- bodian insurgents attacked Phnom Penh's main into-- national radio transmission centre near the tuy s ail port Tuesday night and blew up a major part of the informed military sources re- ported. The 100-man government force defending the station threw down their weapons and ran when the insurgnets shouted to them to lay down their the sources said. The Communist esti- mated at 30 then ocoDjpied the main building without re- sistance and laid explosive charges in several radio rooms. Some troops were wounded by the the sources said. Only the cable and radio cir- I cults to Hong Kong were unda- maged. Americans battle forest fires M1SSOULA. Mont. j the northern region said 30 The United States Forest Ssr- i smokejumpers and three re- vice said Tuesday fire fight- tardant bombers were dispatch- ing crews continued to ed to a fire in the Coeur three major forest fires in Ida- D'Alene national forest Tues- ho and Montana. day afternoon. No further de- A fire control supervisor for tails of the fire were available. Juvenile faces murder charge A ju- ed appearance were not releas- believed to be about Jo jears old. appeared in court. The body Loretta Rose Tuesday on a charge of non- Doering was found Sandav in capital muroer m connection the death of an 11-year-old Rosthern. Sask.. girl. a rural roM near Ros' about 40 miles north of Details of the arresl and dos- here. Oil spills at Canirose Petersen pours out Watergate resentment CAJIROSE About 7.000 barrels of crude oil spill- ed from a break in Gull Alber- ta's pipeline near here Monday but remedial action w a s quickly taken. Gulf closed the line after the pressure director indicated a drop in the line's load. The cause of the break has not been determined The oil spilled into a basin near battle about 10 miles upstream from Dried- meat which is the water source for the City of Cam- 'rose. No oil entered the river. Gulf. officials said. It was contained 1 by three earth dams hastily by crews and the oil spill control and recovery a co-ocerative effort by Alber- i ta's oil Firms. WASHINGTON Ang- j committee recessed Tuesday to i his voice at times squeak- 1 an indefinite date after the con- i Assistant Attorney-General gressional summer recess ends Man shot near Games site i Henry Petersen poured out his resentment at losing control of the Watergate case to a special prosecutor. 1 I think it is a re- i flection on me and the dapart- j ment of said i Tvho rose from messenger to major-domo in 26 years in the department. Following Petersen' s testo- Sept. 5. BAD PETERSEX After Petersen erupted in an- ger over losing the investigation to he apologized to the committee. ''Excuse my emotions but I have been there too long and j this has been a terrible he said. i Petersen took charge of the BURNABY. B.C. A man was shot in the leg Thurs- day as he walked along a street near Buniaby one of the sites of Canada Summer Games competitions. RCMP said John Robert Strohmaier. 22. of Burnaby said he was walking along a street vhen he felt a pain in his left thigh. He walked over to a re- porter covering one of the i games events nearby. He was taken to hospital and 1 is to be operated on to repair a bullet wound in his thigh. police said. RCMP are continuing their I but said there was no connection between the shooting and the games. CJrile quashes nary rebels VALPARAISO Chilean navy commanders an- nounced they have discovered and quashed a subversive m o v e m e n left two ships. An official statement Tuesday night said servicemen involved are being court-martialled and navy intelligence men are checking on whether the move- ment had spread to other ves- sels. The government of President Salvador Allende survived an attempted right-wing army coup by about 100 officers and men. using four tanks to attack the presidential June 29. President Allende met the commanders-in-chisf of the navy and air force in his private residence in Santiago Tuesday night. This followed re- ports that he -will shortly invite i epresentatives of the armed forces to join the cabinet in a move apparently aimed at sol- ving the political crisis. tha Senate investigation hours after five Watergate committee i takes summer break WASHINGTON After 37 days of questioning j Senate Watergate committee is i 35 witnesses whose transcribed i taking a one-month summer j testimony fills more than I break from iLs but typed double-spaced the there will be no vacation for its committee recessed public investigators and lawyers. Tuesday until at least --------------------------------------'.Sept. 10 But committee chief i counsel Samuel Dash said the investigation will continue at full pace through the summer j break. The committee may even add 1 to its -workload. Dash said that if the newly-disclosed criminal investigation of Vice-President Spiro Agnew is found to involve occurrences duibg the 19T2 Wheat sale probe hinted Edmonton freezer sales leap EDMONTON Rising food prices appear to have men were arrested inside Democratic national headquar- ters at the Watergate hotel June 1972. As head of the criminal divi- he supervised the three young prosecutors who gained convictions of the five burglars and two former White House aides. Gordon Liddy and How- ard Hunt. when new breaks in the case implicated higher-ups last April. Attorney-General Richard Kleindienst was forced out of the and later out of because some of the accusa- tions were levelled against his friends. Petersen began report- ing directly to President Nixon. Within weeks the new attor- EUici fulfilled a promise to the Senate and named Cox as an independ- ent special prosecutor to take over tie case from the justice department. will excuse I have to get something off my Petersen told the Watergate committee. He said the prosecution's strategy from the start had been to indict and convict the seven known then force them to testify under grants of immunity. It was such grand-jury especially that of Hunt and James Shambles A series of violent nat- ural gat explosions in Lon- Tuesday destroy- ed 10 houses and left an- other 28 homes in sham- bles. firemen wet down a home on Britan- nia Ave.. in the Oxford Park subdivision. Blasts destroy 10 homes Arctic air 'Unborn child' files claim LONDON. Ont. Most residents of a one-square-mile area of the city's west end were back in their homes today fol- lowing a series of natural gas explosions Tuesday that de- stroyed 10 houses and damaged 28 others. The whose houses were not damaged by the ex- plosions and resulting were allowed to return Tuesday night. Following the outbreak of ex- plosions and fires that started about police evac- uated a 10-square-block area that affected about of which use natu- ral gas. Residents were allowed back in their homes about 8 p.m. after hydro was restored to most of the area. Union Gas Co. of Canada Ltd. EDMONTON CHQT Radio and the Toronto Sun say in copyright stories a lawsuit which involves compensation for an unborn child was to be filed today against in Edmon- ton airline and Marten Hart- lone survivor of an Arctic mercy flight. The story says a statement of claim will be filed at the Su- preme Court of the Northwest Territories in' Yellowknife' by Toronto lawyer James Karsw- ick on behalf of two Eskimo passengers and an unborn Es- kimo child who died with Judy a 27-year-old English as the result of the crash of Mr. Haitwell's plane last No- vember. It is the second action to be brought against Gateway Avia- tion of owners of the and Mr. Hartwell. On July 12 a claim was filed in Ed- monton by the estate of Miss Hill. The crash resulted in the most expensive search in the history of northern costing about million. It ended in the finding. 32 days of Mr. Hartwell camped beside his plane which crashed 180 miles off course. I Mr. quoted in an interview said the suit could have long-range implica- tions concerning the deaths of i unborn children. the only cases that have been decided is where a child after birth brings an ac- tion for injuries sustained while a he said. The suit enters a new area where an unborn child is never born but dies as a re- sult of injuries to the fetus and whether it has the same status to bring action as the child born vrith the Nelson fires still roaring B.C. Three fires remained uncon- trolled today in the Nelson for- est which runs east from the Kelowna Mountains to the Alberta border and north to Revelstoke and Golden from the international border. With 47 fires tne three giving firefighters the most difficulty were the Buckworth Valley 10 miles west of the Glaze fire in Glacier Creek and the Shoe fire near Nakusp. Forestry officials said they hoped to have the Buckworth Valley fire under control by evening. There were 74 men fighting the which had covered nearly 500 acres. A total of 505 men were on firelines today 114 of which were being supplied by indus- try. The forestry service was supplying 28 seven helicopters and 13 tank trucks. Industry was supplying six bull- dozers. Weather and road report THURSDAY SUNSET 9 P.M. that helped smoke out I said pressure was being kept up GREAT FALLS Mont Rep. John Melcher predicts the federal U.S. government is getting close to what he calls of the sale of wheat to Melcher said the Department of Agriculture should have in- formed the public of the sales the time they were made. He said the sale of wheat to Deaths By THE CANADIAN PRESS San Rafael. C Gomez. son of baseball hall of Fame pitcher Vernon from injuries suffered in a motorcycle race. Erin. Ont. James William a Toronto law- yer who led the board of in- Russia and other countries re- sulted in higher feed costs for U.S domestic livestock feeders. I Melcher said grain farmers needed the increases because the prices fey had been re- ceiving were too but in turn the grains price increase l results in higher costs for i poultry and red meat produc- tion. I quiry into the 1971 Kingston Penitentiary drowned while swimming alone in a pond I on his farm. 1 Van N u y s Cooper. 31. a left-hander who won 20 or more games four j times for Pittsburgh Pirates in the early of a heart at- tack. spurred freezer sales in the I Edmonton area as shoppers at- I tempt to stock up before prices climb again. Some appliance stores re- j The committee's final report port that freezer sales have in- on the entire 1972 presidential Dean and Magrudsr. presidential the com- COVER-UP SUSPECTED iniltee will investigate I Pcterseu said the prosecutors too suspected all along that some Dash said staff members also I cover-up was under way among officials of the Nixon campaign committee. were no records. Things were destroyed. They will draft a status repsrt advis- ing committee members what they could include in an interim if the committee decides to issue one. creased by 25 per cent j A salesman al Eaton's said that although more freezers are being the increase i was hi line with general mar- 1 ket conditions. a spokesman for Woodward's the number j of freezers sold is about the i same as last year. I Purchasing of bulk food is a'so on the with Surmount i Food Processors reporting their store was like a Several bulk meat dis- tributors blamed news reports i for searing the public into buy- ing large quantities of food. i campaign is due next February. didn't act like innocent people. Innocent people come in and what do you want to It was not like House building probe requested NATIONAL COURTESY CARD' LEASING moior aescnead ori Dick of tntt identid- citlon Cara tin oetn from t Forfl Authonzid Leasing System of Canadi Lessor It would jppieciatea if every courtesy including prompt tnt QuJI'ly ierylct and my iporoonatt fleet discounts on pirti ee to tne opsntor of this vtnicn. Notional Identification Card Predictable Costs Can License Insurance -Maintenance FREE'S Total Lnunlly less than Adaptable to private individual as well 05 business Current model prestige Easy way to get second car Contact our leasing dept. for one best Division of SUPiRIOft MOTORS ITD. LEASING 233.3537 EDUCATION MINISTERS .PLAN MEET EDMONTON A meet- ing of the four Western provin- cial ministers responsible for post secondary education will be held at Calgary on Aug. it was announced Tuesday. Jim Alberta Minister of advanced education and chairman of the Western Can- ada Post Secondary Co-ordin- ating said the meetings provide ''common ground for problem sharing and Items on the agenda include consideration of a cost-sharing agreement for Western Col- lege of veterinary medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. The ministers from British Colum- bia and also discuss opportunities in educa- tional broadcasting And other of eommimicstions EDMONTON The provincial government should investigate the problem of home builders who delude or de.rraud the the city council legislative committee said Tuesday. The committee directed city commissioners to write Munici- pal Affairs Minister Dave Rus- l sell expressing the city's and suggesting an in- vestigation be made. Phil the city's di- I rector of the Mill Woods hous- ing told the committee I there are some builders mislead the public about the dwelling or the price of the George the city's public affairs said it might be useful to have an office where prospective bouse buyers could enquire about the different companies. They could be informed about complaints or the lack of them against any particular he said. Mr. Hughes told the commit- tee the city can issue business licences to builders but can't really exert any control over the firm's activities because that is more a provincial re- sponsibility. estate agents are li- in gas lines throughout the night but gas would not be turned on until later today. Police maintained a tight se- curity cordon around the area to prevent looting from homes too severely damaged to reoccupy. Insurance investigators were combing the wreckage. Police and fire officials estimated damage will run into the hun- dreds of thousands of dollars. KILLED I There were no deaths but sev- eral parsons were treated for minor cuts and burns. Four firefighters were treated in hos- pital for cuts and smoke in- halation. One police spokesman was just a miracle no one was As explosion followed ex- every piece of fire de- partment except two was sent to the scene and stationed at about two-block intervals to respond as more fires were reported. Firefighting equipment trom II Lethbridge 62 Pincher Creek 64 Medicine Hat.....66 Grande Prairie 78 Edmonton.......70 Banff.........66 Calgary.........65 Victoria.......70 Prince Rupert .64 Penticton....... 85 Kamloops....... 89 Vancouver.......73 Saskatoon.......66 Regina..........69 Winnipeg........77 Toronto..........85 Ottawa ........82 Montreal.........82 St. John's.......53 Halifax..........64 Fredericton Charlottetown Paris....... London surrounding municipalities was called in under the mutual-aid system. Explosions and fires levelled several homes. Debris from one house was found scattered on a neighboring lawn about 200 feet away. Gas company officials said the explosions were touched off after a contractor in the area se- maybe builders should I vered a regulator controlling be Mr. Hughes said. the flow of gas into the area. may Viet Cong hospital have been bomb target WASHINGTON Also to appear al porting them in pastern. Senate armed services com- the hearing was army Chief of rather than the part of 76 66 86 72 68 Berlin..........64 Amsterdam ......68 L Pre. 51 47 .10 57 .30 50 51 .34 49 .01 47 51 55 .04 60 55 54 .14 55 .04 60 64 70 70 49 53 .01 60 .03 63 .02 59 54 52 55 59 Lethbridge Medicine Hat Mainly sunny Highs near 75. Lows near 50. Mainly Highs near 80. Calgary Mainly sunny to- day. Highs near 75. Lows 43-55. Sunny Thursday. Highs near 80. Columbia Kootenay Region- Today and Thursday Sunny and warm. Highs both days in the 80s. Lows tonight 50 to 55. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy with wide- ly scattered showers east and north portion. Clearing tonfght. Sunny and wanner Thursday. Highs today 75 to 80. Lows to- night 45 to 55. Highs Thursday 80 to 90. West of Continental Dhide Sunny and wanner today and Thursday. Highs todays most 80s. Lows tonight 40 to SO. Highs Thursday 85 to 90. LINDEN Post Drivers Heavy Duty Regular or Heavy Duty All Hydraulic Trailer Models ALSO TWO USED DRIVERS On Hand At GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TOOAT COURTESY OF AMA miltee is investigating reports that hospitals may have been the target of United States bombers. Gerald Greven of a former fighter was sched- uled to testify today that be saw 9 Viet Cong hospital hit by a U.S. air strike. Senate sources sairt that he had been told by his superiors M Staff Gen. Creighton the country. commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam during much of the se- cret tactical air strikes by fighter planes and B-52 bombers in Cambodia and Laos. the committee heard a former air force in- telligence officer say he was or- falsify wwal in Ckmhtttia bv At the it was announced U.S. policy to hit North Viet- namese sanctuaries in trrder areas of eastern but not generally in other parts of that country. The testimony by former air force captain George Moses vyas the first indication that lac- were rovwrt lip by tha Nixon adminiitratinL Highway 1 reported bare and dry. Widening of one mile section of Highway No. 3 east of Fort Macleod is in All remaining highways ara in good driving condition. PORTS OF EMViY Cl-'-J A' i t a.m. to S Carway 6 a.m. to Chief Mountain 7 a.m. to 10 Coutts 24 Del Bonita 8 am. to 9 Kingsgale 24 Pwthill RykerU I a.m. to Wild to s p.m. Pass 7 to 10 Open Jims Rooaeviila I a.m. to midaifbt. ;