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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta TKI UETMBRIDGl HEKAI.O August 1973 News in brief A Siteiv seeks seclusion WASHINGTON Vice- president Spiro Agnew has re- tired to a desert resort for a long .leaving behind the question of whether he will turn over his financial records to federal prosecutors in- vestigating political corruption in Maryland. Agnew left Washington for Palm Springs. Thursday It was reported he was granted an indefinite extension on the prosecutors' request for the documents while his law- yers study the possibility of claiming immunity. I a federal grand i jury in which since January has besn investigating political heard eral witnesses. Federal officials refused to say whether the testi- mony involved Agnew. Military chiefs aid Allende SANTIAGO Presi- dent Salvador Allende brought the commanders of the three armed forces and the chief of police into a of national security'1 Thursday to counter fears of civil war in Chile. is in this gov- ernment will the fight 1 against subversion as its princi- I pal the president said in a broadcast speech alter swear- ing in tha new 15-man cabinet. Allende said the new the eighth he has repre- i sents Chile's ''last of continuing on the road to social- i ism along he lias led it since November. 1970. Storm grounds balloonist ST JOHN'S. Nfld. John Sparks of Taminient. Pa was plucked horn the Atlantic bv a Canadian Coast Guard ves- sel early Thursday after being foiled in his attempt to become the first person to cross the ocean by balloon Wind and lightening off the eastern Canadian shore forces Mr Sparks to come down about JD miles northeast of heie and bring an end to a project that started two years ago The described as un- sinkable and similar in shape to a sailing was intact but slightly damaged. Olympic spending approved MONTREAL Mon- treal city council voted in favor of spending S229.9 million for construction of facilities for the 1076 Olympic it was an- nounced Thursday The procedure will give Phe city's executive committee the power to proceed with Olympic construction work without refer- ring individual contracts back 1 to city council. Mayor Jean Drapeau said this was needed for and effi- i in Olympic planning. He also said the city would be able to recuperate money spent I on the Olympics from the sale of special Olympic coins. East meets small part of West Gen. Yakobu head of the fede-al military government of shckes hands with Justin son of Prime Minister Trudeau at a garden party in Ot- tawa Thursday. Mrs. Margaret- Trudeau helps with the introduction. Commodity markets point to high bills By BUD JORGENSEN CinadiM Preii Staff Writer Prices of foods on commodity futures markets point to higher bills at supermarket checkout stands during coming weeks. The people who deal in food as if it were a stock or a bond say they expect prices to drop but no one now will offer a guess as to when. relief will come when the consumer refuses to buy or supply catches one com- modity trader said. are eating steak in- stead of macaroni and they're eating it like it's going out of particularly for the high-protein is high worldwide and European coun- tries and Japan are bidding in the North American markets. Commodities from live cattle to frozen orange juice to wheat are sold on futures markets. A farmer can sell livestock or a crop now for delivery in a few weeks or a few months. The person who buys now for future Humphrey seeks grain conference WASHINGTON Senator Hubert Humphrey called today for an emergency world conference to discuss sup- plies of feed grains and soybeans. The recommendation follows Thursday's announcement by the United States agriculture department that this year's har- vest will be lower than ex- pected. Humphrey said in a letter to President Nixon the conference would exchange information on world supply and demand for feed and soy- beans over the next de- velop international rules on ex- Iport controls for these com- m o d i t i e s and investigate whether expanded production of these commodities would be useful in avoiding shortages. The former de- feated by Nixon in the 1968 presidential said the conference could be held under the sponsorship of the United the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade or the Or- ganization for Economic Co-op- eration and but it was essential that the Soviet and the world's developing nations be repre- sented. Bus plunge drowns 120 ''Minister's Ottawa role not cause of firing' Japan M 1 Canada grain CAIRO About 120 persons were killed and 12 in- The bus swerved to avoid a donkey crossing the road Thurs- jured when a bus plunged Into a day night and plunged into the canal near the desert oasis roadside town of Fayum miles from Al Ahram said the heavily- the newspaper Al Ahram loaded bus was believed to be reported today. i carrying more than 130 persons. Noise rale proposed OTTAWA A proposed amendment to motor vehicle regulations that would reduce noise levels on was announced Thu I day by the department of transport. If the regulation would come into effect Feb. 3975. The department said the re- duction in noise leve's from a maximum of 82 decibels to 73 j decibels would- protect drivers from ear damage. It said reducing noise levels 'would cost consumers less than 1S50 more per machine and I would not affect performance. change would apply only to machines produced after Feb 1. 1975. Representations will be heard by the department on the pvo- oosed regulation. VANCOUVER The Sun says Premier Cave Barrett 'has vehemently denied a pub- 1 lished report that the recent 1 dismissal of Frank Calder as minister without portfolio in his i New Democratic administration I was partly due to Mr. Calder's close relations with the Liberal administration in Ottawa over native Indian rights in B.C. The evening newspaper says I the B C. premier denied the re- jport during a telephone inter- new from where he is attending the premiers' conference. The newspaper says Mr. Bar- rett also lashed out verbally at Jean federal minister for Indian for announc- ing Wednesday that Ottawa ex- pects B C to pay compensation j for lost Indian rights in B.C. without giving the B.C govern- I ment adequate warning of what i Mr. Barrett called a switch in 'federal po'icy. A story published by The Sun 1 Wednesday concerning Mr. Cai- Texasgulf control 6a national concern' Cambodia review refused WASHINGTON Chief Justice Warren Burger refused Thursday to call a special term or the United States Supreme Court to consider President Nixon's power to bomb Cam- bodia. Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union Found a- I tion Thursday requested a spe- i cial term in an effort to turn a decision by the U.S. Cir- i cuit Court in New York that ap- proved the bombings by a 2-lo-l i vote Wednesday. The Supreme Court now is in summer recess. The nest term begins Oct 1. B.C. lo enter Expo '74 VICTORIA The Brit- ish Columbia government js prepared to spend million for a display at Expo in Wash. Trade Minister Gary Lauk said Thursday. He said the expenditure Tiould range between and million with details to be worked out with Expo offi- cials. Mr Lauk a'so sent a tele- gram to External Affairs Min- ister Mitchell Sharp criticizing the federal government for withdrawing from the fair. ''It is not only to the western but for all of Canada that the federal government said the telegram. HOUSTON. Tex. United States Senator Lloyd iBentsen testified. i Thursday in a federal court suit j brought by Texasgulf Inc that investments in U S corpo- rations by foreign governments is of national concern Texasgulf filed sun aaainst 'Canada Development wholly owned by C.e government of Canada The company is seeking to 1 block a public offer by the CDC. claiming the government of Canada has conspired with other firms to take control of Texasgulf. CDC has offered to buy 10 million shares of Texasgulf at 1 a share giving it controlling interest in the company which I has extensive holdings in Can-j ada Bentsen said the problems of I foreign control over U 5. -SSrpo- I rations involves not only can- cern for American I but also concern for employ- ment in the event of labor cuts 1 and labor negotiations with for- eign-owned companies CDC lawyer Thad Hutcheson asked Bentsen if he felt such a j purchase should be blocked be- i cause the U S Congress is con- sidermg legislation to control such investments. The senator said he some- times found national interest transcends individual interest. der said a federal NDP source in Ottawa said strained rela- tions between Ottawa and Vic- toria over the Indian claims j question was a factor in his dis- missal. In announcing the dismissal July 31. Mr. Barrett said he had taken the action because he had lost confidence in Mr. Calder because the minister been evasive when questioned an incident involving Mr. Cal- der and a woman charged with impaired driving in Victoria last April. The Calder article quoted an unnamed NDP source as saying J that a factor in the dismissal j was that Mr. Calder was con- sidered to have been in too close contact with the federal Liberals on B.C. Indian mat- virtually ignoring mem- I bers of parliament from his 1 party while in Ottawa to negotiate land claims on behalf of the Nishga Indian of which he is a hereditary chief. a straight lie and the j person who said it is a Barrett said during the in- terview. He said Mr. Calder's relations with Ottawa were never dis- cussed by the B.C. cabinet. never received any com- plaints of Mr. Calder's action In Ottawa from Mr. Bar- rett said. TOKYO Japan re- acted swiftly today to the big cutback in estimates of this year's United States grain crop by announcing visits of a senior official to Canada to negotiate a wheat import agreement. Buying missions to other pro- ducer countries were also an- nounced. Yoshio minister for agriculture and told a neus conference he will visit the United States and Can- ada early in October to seek stable imports of food and feed including wheat and soybeans. Sakurauchi said his vice-min- ister. Seigo will go to Brazil and Argentina on similar missions. Earlier the Japanese food agency announced that its Kazuhiko kano. -was on his way to Canada to negotiate for 1.5 million tons of Canadian wheat in the com- ing year. delivery is gambling that market price will be higher when that future delivery fa made. Futures prices are on the one trader said. But there was agreement among traders that consumer demand is responsible for ing retail prices up. Commodity prices reflect what market prices will be at the stores as some traders see they also icfect what the consumer is willing tu pay. 'There is no apparent top yet to these said Chris a commodity trader with Bache and Co. Canada Ltd. Why will prices keep .too many too many he said. a result there is herd ac- tion. I don't think really the supplies are that James a trader with Richardson Securities of Can- said commodity prices can tumble quickly if markets are built on speculative buying. fearful of what can hap- pen at these Another trader was asked if futures wou'd be a good in- vestment. for anybody but the very wary.1' Mr. Avery said the market fs due for a correction but it is impossible to predict when it could come. sure not going to go out and buy a freezer and stock it full of beef at these he said. Weather and road report Development aid boosted OTTAWA Canada in- creased its development aid to foreign countries by 25 6 per- cent last the Canadian In- t e r n a t i o n a 1 Development Agency said Thursday. Official aid rose to mil- lion in 1972 from million in 1971 SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET H L Pro. Lethbridge .......86 55 Medicine Hat ..87 59 Edmonton........83 59 .02 Banff ..........84 52 .12 Calgary..........81 56 Victoria .......72 Prince Rupert 59 43 Kamloops 95 59 Vancouver 72 55 Saskatoon..... 81 52 Regina ........80 54 Winnipeg........73 53 .04 Toronto ......92 69 .22 Ottawa ......89 72 .01 Montreal 88 73 .01 St. John's .....64 53 Halifax 81 60 .67 Charlottetown 82 64 .06 Fredericton.....SI 69 .31 Chicago ......90 68 .25 New York SO 75 Miami 83 73 .35 Washington 93 7S Francisco 62 54 53 Phoenix .........107 85 Paris ...........79 59 London .........72 57 Berlin..........79 57 Amsterdam 30 63 Moscow........72 59 Tokyo..........93 79 Lethbridge Medicine Hat Sunny with scat- tered thundershowers in the Subpoena enforcement sought WASHINGTON The Senate Watergate committee asked a federal judge Thursday to declare that President Nixon must comply with its subpoenas demanding White House tapes and documents related to the Watergate case. The committee also asked for QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Dental Mechanic. 321-7614 I an order giving the president a j maximum of 20 days to re- spond. Response time in civil suits can run up to 60 days. No court action was taken imme- diately en the request. The civil suit filed in U S. dis- trict courts said the by permitting former aides to testify about the taped conver- sations in his breached the confidentiality of those materials and has waived ai claim to the applicability of doctrines of separation of pow- executive privilege or pres- idential prerogative respecting those Noble Cultivators of Nobleford 1. Machine operators 2. Minimum of second year welding apprentice 3. Labourers EXCELLENT BENEFITS Pay Paid Paid Vacations Group Insurance- APPLY.TODAY TO Noble Cultivators Limited ALBERTA U.S. i I situation i'very bad' POINT Wash. Harry Point Roberts water board Thurs- day asked Washington State Governor Dan Evans to inter- vene in a dispute in which a British Columbia government official refused to authorize ex- port of Canadian water to this tiny boundary bay peninsula south of the Canada United States border. A governors' office spokes- man said attempts were being made to also contact B.C. Pre- mier Dave Barrett or resources minister Bob Williams. Mr. Sames said he asked the governor's office to step in after an official of the B.C. government's water resources branch turned down board j request that Point Roberts be allowed to buy water from neighboring B.C. muni- cipality. He said the water situation in the U.S. comtmMuty ig and if water cannot be obtained from arrange- ments would have to be made to truck it in from on the other wdc of Boundary Bay. New light on Lin Piao's Chinese Communists convene next week BT JOHN BURNS Special to The Herald PEKING The Chinese Communist Party -nill convene its 10th national congress next week and use the occasion for the first outright denunciation of Un the man named as Chairman Mao's successor by the past party congress in authoritative sources disclosed yesterday. This will be the central event of the 10-day which will also elect new members to fill the numerous vacancies in the party's 170-member Central Committee and its core of inner the 25-member Politburo Other items almost certain to be on the agenda for the con- press include resolutions reaf- firming existing eco- nomic and social which have undergone important changes since the last hsld in the shadow of the cul- tural revolution. According to the in- tensive preparations that have been under way in Peking the beginning of this week are expected to be complete in time for the congress to open day. 23 months to the day after Lin's reported death in a plane crash in Mongolia. The opining el tht i the sovereign body in Chinese political will mark the cul- mination of a long and some- times obscure campaign against Marshal a peasant's son who rose to become a marshal of the Red Army and one of its most brilliant commanders. Not long after the plane crashed on Sept. 13. the party-controlled press began publishing harsh attacks on Lin's political and military but such attacks have always stopped short of actually him a step now as- signed to the congress. It is reliably understood that the meeting in Pe- king's Great Hall of the will endorse a report con- demning Lin as a right-wing op- portunist who schemed with others to restore a charge that has frequently been levelled against disgraced party leaders in the past. The report is also likely to charge then minister of de- with having had treaso- nable contacts with the Soviet Union after the border dashes in which brought the long-simmering Slno-Soviet border dispute to a head. Associated with Lin in the congress denunciation will be Chen formerly Chairman Mao's who WM M- puiftd in after rising during the cul- tural revolution to a position among the inner elite of party power holders. widely considered by foreign observers to have bean one of the more leftist of the party figures who rose to prominence during the Red Guard will also be condemned as a right-wing op- portunist and conspirator. If the congress remains true to the form of its predecessors it will not clear any documents for publication until it adjourns in two weeks. it is thought likely that its report on Lin will add considerably to the existing official account of the events leading to his death. One element that is bound to catch the public imagination is the role of an air force man who is said lo have been killed white attempting to prevent Lin and his co-conspirators from fleeing. From the brief account that has become available in the past few days it te not clear whether the man was aboard the doomed Trident Jet or en the ground at the airport near Peking whence the aircraft is said to have taken but it is known that the man is to be ac- corded the status of a national with the tttendem pub- licity. late afternoon and evening. High 85-90. Lows near W. Sunny. Highs fear 80. Calgary Mostly sunny with afternoon thunder- showers accompanied by strong gusty winds. Highs -near 80. Lov-s near 55. Sunny. Highs near 75. Columbia Kootenay sunny with cloudy peri- i ods. A few showers or thunder- showers. Brisk winds in show- ers. Highs 80 to 90. Saturday sunny. Highs 80 to 90. Lows 45 to 55. j MONTANA East of Continental Divide- Sunny and hot east portion to- day with scattered showers and thunderstorms accompanied by cooling spreading over west portion during the day and to- night. Cooler all sections Satur- day with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. Highs to- day 80s west and mostly 90s east portion. Lows tonight 50s west and 55 to Highs Saturday 75 to 85. West of Continental Divide- Cooler today with scattered showers or thunderstorms' con- tinuing into tonight. Saturday partly cloudy with a few show- ers mostly over mountains. Highs today 80s. Lows tonight Highs Saturday 75 to 85. SEE THE OWATONNA 1700 With Variable Speed Drive GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COL'TTS HIGHWAY BOX 1202 PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COUKTESY OF AMA Highway 1 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. F-...3 CF EI.'.AY 3 r-i C Ac' n a.m. to 5 Carway 6 a.m. to Chief Mcu..tr.m 7 a.m. to 10 Coutts 24 Del Bonita 8 am. to 9 tingsgate 24 Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to Wild Horse 8 a m. lo S p.m. Logan Pass 7 a m. to 10 p Open 1. Rooseville 8 a.m. to midflifbt. ;