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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbrtdae Herald VOL. LXVI No. 207 AUGUST 1973 PRICE 10 CENTS FOUR SECTIONS 52 PAGES On their ivay to the table Almost head of cattle arrived by rail in ing railway employees began their series of regional Montreal Tuesday from Western the first mo- strikes July 26. jor meat shipment to reach Quebec since nOn-operat- Arab territory helps expand map of Israel JERUSALEM Defence Minister Moshe Dayan has finally pushed his Labor party into drawing a new map of Israel enlarged with Arab land captured in the 1967 Middle East war. Dayan won his battle with a veiled threat to two months before the general elections Labor is favor- ed to win. Major concessions to Dayan involved approval of construction of a port city in the occupied Gaza Strip and Jewish land purchases from Arabs under Israeli occupation. In a lengthy meeting this wesk of Dayan and the Labor chiefs headed by Premier Golda it was decided to build 900 housing units for the port city by 1977. A deepwater harbor is also being considered. Dayan wants the urban centre to be erected on the Gaza Strip's border with the Sinai Desert as a buffer between Israel and Egypt if Cairo regains control of the desert. The doves opposed the idea of the Mediterranean fearing it would be a bone in the threats of future peace negotiations. Such a city would seem to dispel any possibility of Israel ever relinquishing the Gaza Strip. The doves also decried the huge cost of a new city but finally agreed to spend million on its construc- tion. Day an's second uctory concerned land purchases by Jews from Arabs living in occupied lands. Last April the government voted down Dayan's proposal to permit such land buying. Opponents of the idea feared it would bring real- estate speculators into the political picture and compli- cate the territory issue in peace talks. Under this week's land purchases will be strictly controlled by the government. The state lands authority will have first option on any property for and purchases will be permitted only in such areas as the Jordan and around which Israel it will keep even if peace is signed. Private Jewish buyers will have to prove they do not plan to speculate and they will need government permission to buy. What Dayan and attained in was a clear government commitment to plan its Jewish set- tlements with a view to drawing the final borders. RICHARD NIXON SPIRO AGNEW Nixon to Agnew not hiding Inside mine won't' stay on either.' Classified 31 Comment......4 District 11 Local News Markets 21 Sports 8-10 Entertainment 5 TV............5 Weather......2 LOW TONIGHT HIGH THURS. COOLER WASHINGTON Presi- dent Nixon takes his defence in the Watergate case to the American people tonight with a television address about the scandal that has marred his presidency. The chief executive worked at his Camp David retreat today on the final version of the 7 p.m. MDT speech and on a more detailed written statement to be released at the same time. The half-hour address from the Oval Office will be carried live by all United States radio and television networks. The speech and statement comprise Nixon's first com- prehensive response since May 22 to the stream of allegations flowing from what ranks as one of the greatest political scan- dals in U.S. history. While most of his aides de- clined to discuss specifics of tonight's they indicated Emergency declared over fires Mon. Gov. Thomas Judge has declared a fire emergency throughout Mon- tana. He said this has been Mon- tana's worst summer season ever for fires. In 296 fires involving more than acres of stats and private forest and range land have been recorded. The governor has authorized expenditures from the state's general fund to assist the state department of natural re- sources in meeting its fire pro- tection responsibilities. State law authorizes such spending up to in a two year period. LIVESTOCK YARDS IN CHAOS There's no future in farmi ing anymore the president will deny advance knowledge of the bugging of Democratic national headquar- ters and of the subsequent while conceding he should have paid more heed to allegations that White House and re-election committee offi- cials were involved. The president is reported ready to place a large share of the blame on fired White House counsel John Dean. In the meantime Vice-Presi- dent Spiro saying have nothing to has offered federal prosecutors ac- cess to his personal records in an investigation of kickbacks and political corruption in Maryland. Agnew made a distinction be- tween his personal papers and the official records of the vice- apparently to avoid comparisons between his deci- sion and President Nixon's re- fusal to turn over White House documents to prosecutors in the Watergate affair. understand by making these records to I do not acknowledge that you or any grand jury have any right to records of the vice- Agnew said in a let- ter Tuesday to U.S. Attorney George Beall in Baltimore. do I acknowledge the propriety of any grand jury in- vestigation of possible on the part of the vice-president so 'long as he oc- cupies that office. These are difficult constitutional questions which need not at this moment be Agnew also said he would be happy to meet with the prose- cutors to answer any questions. His while they would be made available for in- were not to be re- moved from his office he said. There was no indication when agents from Beall's office will arrive to examine the records. By RIC SWfflART Herald StaK Writer and The Canadian Press EDMONTON Jergen Madsen stormed away from the Edmonton public stockyards with the 21 head of cattle he had brought in to sell. future is there in asked Mr. a cattle farmer for 30 years in Alta. incentives are for my boy to go into fanning when the govern-' ment does something like The government action that had Mr. Madsen and other ranchers fuming was the impo- sition of export controls on Ca- nadian beef and pork in an ef- fort to curb rising prices. Livestock yards in Western Canada were thrown into chaos Tuesday by the government's move. Major packing plants stopped beef and pork prices dropped and trading was suspended at Winni- peg and Saskatoon while clari- fication was sought on the ex- port Mr. Madsen had trucked his cattle from Boyle Monday hoping to secure the fa- vorable prices that have made ranchers at the stockyards very happy. After waiting three hours for trade to resume after the early Mr. Madsen anx- iously watched the price index. they sell for a hun- I'll sell. Yesterday I got for some. If I don't get the I'll take them home and keep them there for a few As the price for finished steers ranged around Mr. Madsen went home. Export controls on beef and pork are depressing live animal prices and have caused the cancellation of some livestock sales in the Lethbridge area. Public stockyards in Alberta reported drastically lower sales. Lethbridge and Calgary could sell no animals Tuesday. Fort Macleod Auction Market was put in the most difficult position with the export controls announced just before its regu- lar weekly cattle sale was to start. Office Manager Bob Dyck said today market was caught with its pants He decided to try to sell ani- mele anyway. Of the 777 head on only 15 were taken back by the contributors. Fat steers sold at Fort Ma- cleod Tuesday for to per off about to said Mr. Dyck. He said the contributors rea- lized there was pressure on the market and were hapay with the prices they received. He said the sellers accepted the paying prices due to the record high prices for beef aniinals this they were still getting about per hundredweight more than they expected when they bought tha animals this spring. The sale of cattle at Hi-Way 52 Feeders at handled by Fort Maclecd Auction Mar- was cancelled. Mr. Dyck said the packing plants don't have a market for beef and they can't establish a price. He said confusion about the export controls has everybody unsettled. Ross manager of Hi- Way 52 said packers were unable to determine what they will be able to sell the finished product for in the fu- ture. They are shying away from buying animals now. Jim manager of the Swift Canadian Co. plant in said the impact of the export controls won't be fully felt until there have been a few days of trading. is just too soon to tell' what is go- ing to he said. Tony owner of Per- lich Bros. Auction Market in said his cattle sale Thursday will depend on wheth- er the trade in the larger cen- tres is strong today. He said if prices are weak he wifl encourage his customers to hold their animals for one week un- til the market settles down. Mr. Dyck pointed to the U.S. price controls for the high run on Canadian beef which had in- creased the prices for live ani- mals to record highs. He said when word of a beef shortage first got out to the many people began stockpiling beef In freezers. They were afraid of short- he said. Only three months ago consumers wert boycotting beef. He pointed to the ani- mals slaughtered in Canada last up from three weeks ago. Illegal entries be helped' year Good for coal in Alberta CALGARY Coal pro- duction should stabilize in Al- berta this says William president of the Coal Association of Canada. No major new export con- tracts are expected to become effective this leaving pro- duction levels about the sama as last year. Mr. Kilbourne said many coal producers who struggled to inset contract volumes in previous years have been able to improve productivity and reduce deficits. By KEN POLE OTTAWA The gov- ernment intends to bend over backwards to help people who are in the country illegally to become landed Im- migration Minister Robert An- dras said Tuesday. He told a news conference that anyone who came to Can- ada or as a be- fore Nov. can apply for landed immigrant status at an immigration or manpower of- fice untis midnight Oct. 15. Effective the offices will be npen 8 a.m. to 8 local on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. They will be closed Sundays. On Mon- Oct. the the offices will be open until mid- night. Also effective persons eligible to apply will be granted work permits. The minister said per- sons with dependents had already filed to- tal of by Tuesday morn- ing. The pre-registration program started in June after Parlia- ment passed amendments to the Immigration Appeal Board Act. Proclamation of the amend- was delayed until today to give the government time to prepare a massive advertising campaign aimed at illegal im- migrants. The relaxed provisions will al- low anyone in Canada since last Nov. 30 to seek landed immi- grant statns regardless of how long they had been in the coun- try before that. Those who do not come for- lose their last chance to apply from within the country and will not be eligible for appeal rights if deported. They still will be able to apply from their own country. am pleased with the num- ber of people who have already indicated their desire to regu- larize their status in Mr. Andras said. and those who apply by the Oct. 15 receive every considera- no applicant will be penal- ized for having entered or for remaining in the country ille- He said the government hopes have almost 100 per cent of those who do come forward granted landed immigrant He that this would not apply to under the prohibited cluding those with serious crim- inal recods. He said immigration officers will be able to give on-the-spot approval to applications but must refer negative decisions to senior immigration officers. Complete mission okayed for Skylab Quebec is target for rail walkout MONTREAL Quebec province was the target for a walkout today of railway the third time the province has been hit by the ro- tating strikes by Canada's 000 non-operating railway work- ers. The strikes began three weeks ago. Quebec members of the Asso- ciated Non-Operating Railway Unions were to strike for 48 hours. A similar strike by workers in the Atlantic prov- was scheduled to end at 4 p.m. local time but was extended by the union for 24 hours. Workers in northwestern Manitoba and Sas- katchewan were to return to work at 8 a.m. local times to- day. Judge Alan B. federal mediator in the which involves 11 Canadian scheduled a joint meeting with both parties today after meet- ing with them separately Tues- day to discuss .a proposal he has made toward settlement. Railway management de- clined comment on Tuesday's but union spokesmen said that they added some sugges- tions of their own to Judge Gold's proposal. Judge calling the dis- pute most complex labor problem in has said he is pleased with the co-oper- ation received from both sides. Ed a spokesman for the said Tuesday that a conciliation board report recom- mending a three-stage wage in- crease for shop workers involved in a separate dispute will not affect the non-ops talks. strike has been drag- ging on and the non-ops want the he said. Tex. United States space agency offi- cials said Tuesday the Skylab 2 astronauts will be permitted to complete their record 59-day space scheduled to end Sept. 25. In case of a rocket and spacecraft that can be used to return the three crew members to earth is on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. Skylab director William Schneider the rescue craft would not be launched before Sept. 25. The belief among officials is that no rescue flight will be needed and that the crippled Skylab 2 Apollo taxi craft will work well enough to bring the astronauts safely home. like they got a re- newed burst of confidence down said Skylab 2 com- mander Alan Bean when told of the decision to complete the mission. feel that way up Bean and his Jack Lousma and Dr. Owen were in the 18th day of their mission aboard the earth-orbit- ing Skylab space station. They concentrated on medicvl tests and experiments in solar as- navigation and earth observation. Worst mass sldyings in U.S. Jury indicts youths Tex. A grand jury has indicted two youths in the Texas mass mur- ders and an official says more indictments are in the offing. The jury returned indictments Tuesday against Elmer Wayne and David Owen in connection with the worst confirmed mass slay- ings in the United States. The bodies of 27 teen-age vic- tims of the homosexual slayings in the last three years have been unearthed since week. Nine of the bodies have been identified. Three indictments named who had been charged with five slayings. He has told police he took part in nine kill- ings. The jury returned one in- dictment against Brooks. He had been charged with one murder but has said he did not kill anyone. One indictment alleged both Brooks and Henley killed Wil- liam Ray strangling him with a cord and in some manner and by some instruments and weap- ons to the grand jury July 10. Trie other two indictments ac- cuse Henley of stangling Marty Ray Jones with a cord and of the shooting death of Charles Cobble. The two 17-year-olds were slain July 27. The grand jury returned indictments after hearing hours of testimony from police detectives and Billy who entered and left the jury room with a brown paper sack over his head. Brooks said in a statement to police that he was at the home of Dean Allen Corll they got Billy Ridinger. I believe the only rea- son he is alive now is that I begged them not to kill A source in the investigation quoted Henley and Brooks as saying they received money for procuring youths for 33. and hftard About town TJttlNE ARTS store mana- ager Joan Wall admitting that her last batch of cider was not a great success Valerie Ferguson hoping to escape the flu bug for her' trip to Scotland Thursday. ;