Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Ehrlichman's lawyer subpoenas Nixon Stretching things RICK ERVIN photo Appearances can be deceiving, but this is stretching credibility a bit far. Actual- ly, Loran Fisher, 10, of 1220 Henderson Lake Blvd., is using the telephone, and the legs belong to Bullock, 10, of 2720 South Parkside Dr. Nixon directed cover-up, says impeachment report WASHINGTON (API The final draft of the House of Representatives im- peachment inquiry's report concludes that Richard Nixon "from the beginning knowingly directed the cover- up of the Watergate burglary." The draft House judiciary committee report says about the Watergate break-in and cover-up "The president adopted a course of conduct which caused illegal surveillance for political purposes, and the concealment of responsibility for that surveillance, obstruction of justice, perjury, destruction of evi- of which are crimes." Galley proofs of the draft report were sent to the com- mittee's 38 members Wednes- day night and The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report's conclusions. The draft still can be changed before the report is adopted. Nixon's disclosure Aug. 5 that six days after the Watergate break-in he approved an effort to steer the FBI away from finding out money from his reelection campaign financed the break- in is inserted in the report as additional evidence. Nixon said loss.ot congres- sional support after that dis- closure forced his resignation. But the draft report contends the disclosure only confirmed the evidence the committee already had. The report summarizes pre- viously disclosed evidence supporting the three articles of impeachment the committee voted against the former president. It says the evidence that Nixon directed the Watergate cover-up is "a pattern of undisputed acts." The draft lists 30 acts that it says cannot be rationally explained any other way. In addition, Nixon's public statements for two years from the time of the break-in until last June 9 "deliberately con- trived continually to deceive the courts, the department of justice, the Congress and the American the report says. The section on evidence sup- porting proposed impeachment for abuse of power, including the burglary of the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist and misuse of the Interna1 Rev- enue Service and other agencies, concludes: "He vio- lated the obligation that every citizen has to live under the WASHINGTON (AP) Former president Richard Nixon was subpoenaed today to appear as a witness for John Ehrlichman in the Watergate cover-up trial next month. The subpoena, filed in U.S. District Court by Ehrlichman's lawyer, Andrew Hall, says: "You are commanded to ap- pear in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on the 9th day of September. 1974, at a.m. to testify on behalf of John D. Ehrlichman and to remain until called." The subpoena was addressed to Nixon at the "Presidential compound, San Clemente, Calif." where the former president moved after resigning his office last Friday. Ehrlichman, formerly domestic counsel to Nixon, had been one of the former president's closest advisers. There was no indication in the filing at district court that the subpoena actual'y had been served. Any party in a lawsuit may issue subpoenas for witnesses without prior court approval. However, the recipient may ask the court to dismiss a subpoena later. Ehrlichman is one of six de- fendants scheduled to go on trial Sept. 9 on charges of ob- structing justice by attempting to thwart the investigation of the 1972 break-in at the Democratic party's national headquarters in the Watergate building here. The other delendants are former White House chief of staff H R Haldeman; former attorney-general John Mitchell, former Haldeman aide Gordon Strachan. former Nixon re-election committee aide and one-time assistant attorney-general Robert Mardian and Kenneth Wells Parkinson, a re-election committee lawver. The Uthlnidge Herald VOL. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 15. 1974 15 CENTS 24 Pages Port city, naval base captured Turks try to slice Cyprus From AP-REUTER The Turkish-Cypriot radio said Turkish forces captured the eastern Cyprus port city of Famagusta today and the Greek-Cypriot naval base in the Boghaz area 10 miles to the north. It also said a Turkish assault for Lefka began on the westein part of Cyprus, and Turkish forces launched attacks on the eastern and western approaches of Nicosia, the capital. The moves against Fam- agusta, Nicosia and Lefka seemed to be further con- firmation that Turkish invasion forces were trying to bisect Cyprus along an east- west line that would slice off the northern third of the island to create a Turkish autonomous region. Famagusta. the second- largest city on Cyprus and its most important port, is 35 miles east of Nicosia. Lefka is 20 miles west of the capital. ''We are in a desperate situ- ation, ready to clutch at any straw to save ourselves or preserve as much as we a senior Cyprus government official in Nicosia said. Associated Press correspondent Peter Arnett reported from Famagusta that Turkish tanks rolled into the outskirts of the city at mid-afternoon, firing a few salvos at a British outpost as they passed by. He said the British evacuated the outpost without casualties. Arnett said the news of the Turkish approach apparently had gone ahead because many Greek soldiers were running through the streets, away from the advance. "We don't know where we are going said one running Greek soldier who appeared to be leading about 20 other troops. Following the Turkish tanks were scores of trucks dragging artillery pieces throwing dust into the air. The Turkish-Cypriot broad- cast said Turkish warships and jet aircraft joined the battle for Famagusta earlier in the day. The sound of explosions shook Nicosia intermittently, mingling with the noise of machine-gun and small-arms fire from the Green no-man's land dividing the embattled Greek and Turkish Cypriot sectors of the city. The renewed fighting, which started at dawn, shattered a ceasefire agreed to by both sides Wednesday night. The lull lasted only through the hours of darkness. Sources close to the Nicosia government said Cyprus President Glafkos Clerides proposes to halt the Turkish advance by turning over the northern part of the Mediterranean island to the Turks. Clerides called a conference for today to present the proposals to representatives of the Cypriot people in an attempt to restore peace to the war-torn island. His move came as the Turkish drive on Cyprus continued while speculation increased in Athens that Greece might land troops on the island to half the Turkish advance. The Turkish government has demanded one-third of the territory of Cyprus for the island's Turkish- Cypriots. Greek soldiers were reported to have boarded ships Wednesday night on the east coast of Crete, one of the Greek islands closest to Cyprus. Their destination was not known. Korean president's wife killed by gunman SEOUL (AP) President Chung Hee Park of South Korea escaped an assassination attempt today, but his wife was killed, a presidential spokesman announced. He said she died after a nearly-six-hour operation at the Seoul National University hospital of a gunshot wound she suffered during the assassination attempt. The attempt took place as Park was making an Independence Day address. A man opened fire, the president ducked down behind the speaker's desk and was not hit, but his 47-year-old wife was hit in the head. Security guards wounded the gunman and arrested him. A 16-year-old girl choir singer in the audience also was killed, possibly by police bullets. N-bomb 'Hutterite expansion no threat to farmers' By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer Expansion of Hutterite colonies is slowing and poses no threat to the viability of other farmers' operations, says the chairman of a special advisory committee on communal property holdings. "I can see no way other farmers are being chairman Arnold Platt says of his committee's latest conclusions on Hutterite expansion. Those conclusions suggest Hutterite population growth is declining and colonies will control only three per cent of Alberta farm land by the end of the century. They are part of a study commissioned by the province's land use forum. "From the evidence available, the conclusion that communal farming will have no detrimental effect on land use and no significant effect on patterns of land tenure in Alberta in the next 25 years seems the committee's report says. "Were all expansion of communal holdings to occur in a few local government areas, there would be some disruption of the general pattern of ownership in that area." However, the report continues. "Hutterite leaders are committed to discouraging the location of a new colony in any local government area where there KS already a heavy concentration of colonies." Mr. Platt says the three per cent ownership figure is "probably an outside one." As of May, Hutterites farmed 1.63 per cent of land farmed in the province, compared to 1.45 per cent in 1971. The committee said rising costs ol operation and difficulty in obtaining large tracts of land would tend to slow expansion. Mr. Platt suggests the Hutterites. who have an ample supply of manpower, will be turning to more intensive farming rather than expanding their holdings. In addition, population growth will not be as pressing a factor to expand if present growth rates hold true, the report says. "Instead of doubling in size every 17.7 years, the Hutterite population may be doubling every 25.3 years. "The real population growth rate for the period 1951 to 1972 was three per cent per year rather than projected) four per cent per year The report cautions that the higher growth rate before 1951 was determined in studies based on figures reaching back to 1880, and projections after 1950 are based on a relatively short period. "Holding constant the average colony population and applying the 1951 to 1972 rate of population increase to the period 1972 to 1992. there might be Hutterites in Alberta in 1992 living in 148 colonies." Studies indicated there are now Hutterites in Alberta. "The decrease in rate of population growth in the period 1951 to 1972 could be the first step in a trend to an even lower rate of growth, and according to some Hutterite leaders, such is the case. "However, the time period is too short and population growth rates too variable to allow for accurate assessment of such a trend or for projections based on such a trend." it savs Sugar price increases sweet song to growers exploded CANBERRA (AP) Aus- tralia said it believes France exploded another nuclear device above the Pacific today Foreign Minister Donald Willessee repeated the Australian government's concern and said it will continue to protest. There was no immediate comment from France. By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Wholesale sugar prices reached a record per hundred pounds Aug. 7 and while consumers are beginning to feel the pinch, sugar beet producers are revelling in the prospect of record high returns. Dwight Purdy, manager for Canadian Sugar Factories Ltd. in Lethbndge. told The Herald in an interview Wednesday a steadily increasing sugar price on the world market is responsible for the nearly doubling of local sugar prices since the beginning of the year. CSF. which processes sugar beets grown on about 40.000 acres of irrigated land in Southern Alberta for distribution in Alberta and Saskatchewan, sets the price for its product slightly below the cost of bringing cane sugar into the market area. "In this said Mr. Purdy, "The price of sugar in Southern Alberta bears no relation to the cost of production for either our company or the producer." Through a contract between growers and the processor, producers receive 63 per cent of all wholesale sugar sales completed by the company for beets processed from any crop year. Growers received an initial payment of per ton for the beets they hauled to the factory delivery points during harvest in October. 1973. Several interim payments have been made to growers since that time as sales and sugar prices have climbed until to date a record payment of per ton has been issued. Mr Purdy said he expects all the sugar processed from beets grown in 1973 to be sold by this December. Producers will receive another interim payment in October with the final payment set for December when all sales have been completed. Mr Purdy said everybody recognizes that sugar prices are higher than what is needed on a continual basis to keep the industry healthy. It is the same for all other crops. Seen and heard About town Carol Steen commenting on the state of her furniture as being an 'early depression' design. rid" 'Come quick, it's the strikers They've gone on Inside Classified........18-21 Comics.............g Comment...........4 District............15 Family.........16.17 Local Markets..........22 Theatres___ 7 TV.................6 Weather............3 Youth .............23 LOW TONIGHT 40; HIGH FRI. 70; RISK OF FROST. Harvest outlook uncertain for Prairie farmers WINNNIPEG is starting on the Prairies in a year when farmers have faced more than their usual share of uncertainties from the weather. A wet, prolonged spring followed by dry spells in many areas has dashed hopes for increased production of major grains, and the coming of fall frosts represents a further un- known in the crop situation. As one Prairie pool official put it: "There are so many ifs and intangibles and unknowns that anyone making a definite prediction is sticking his neck out a mile." There seems little doubt, however, that grain crops will be smaller than last year. Unofficial estimates of the wheat crop, for example, point to a figure of roughly 550 million bushels, or about 80 million bushels below last year's fig- ures. Production of other grains is also expected to be lower this year due to fewer acres sown or smaller yields or a combination of both. Of the three Prairie provinces, prospects in Alberta ap- pear brightest. Acreage seeded in barley is about the same as last year and the wheat and oats crops cover about 92 per cent of the 1973 acreage. Yields equal or better than last year's are predicted, al- though a spokesman for the Alberta Wheat Pool says areas north of Calgary need two more weeks without frost if these predictions are to be realized. In Saskatchewan, the crops are judged a bit below average, with wheat production likely the chief victim of the weather. Estimates place the wheat crop at 317 million bushels this year, down from 395 million last year. Recent rains have helped fill out the heads of crops that suffered from drought earlier, and officials say sunny, frost- free weather now is needed. "If it was to stop raining now and turn warm, we might be pleasantly surprised." said one spokesman. Estimates of yields are not yet available for Manitoba, but seeded acreage of wheat, oats and barley is down slightly from last year and Manitoba Pool Elevators- continues to predict below average crops. Cooler weather and rain late last week helped some of the later-seeded fields, but were generally too late to help the majority of crops. While grain production in Canada generally is expected to drop this year, prices have been as good or better than last year, and the result may be a continuation of relative prosperity in rural areas.