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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Indian band seeks land settlement PRINCE B.C. The Stuart Trembleur Indian Ijand is claiming acres of land and a cash set- tlement of million from the British Columbia Railway. The settlemtn is sought as compensation for damage to seven reserves where band lea- ders say wildlife has been de- pleted and land ruined since the BCR line was installed from Fort St. James to Talkla land- ing in the last four years. Band leaders say the owned by the provincial gov- has agreed to the land settlement a three-for- one exchange for 378 acres of reserve land destroyed during the construction of the rail line. The agreement was made be- fore the rail line was but Tachie reserve Chief Harry Pierre says the band had no idea at that time the damage would be so critical. Chief Pierre said the BCR has surveyed SCO acres of land for the exchange but none of this land has been handed over to the band despite several inquir- ies. Indians from seven reserves met last Sunday at the Tachie 40 miles northwest of Fort St. James in Central to decide on the amount of cash to be sought. They also decided that the band will demand six separate parcels of ranging from 20 acres to 440 acres. The demands include 100 acres near a Fort St. James where working band members could establish a new town. we all realize that our greatest less is the wildlife along the Tachie River. Trem- bleur Lake and Jliddle Chief Pierre said. Everybody wants to get into the act but it seemsr are more successful than others. Or it may be a demonstration of how to succeed as a photographers model by tooth and which may be the cause of concern for the fellow at left. And at it may be a case of if the worm can so can a chick. Anybody want to make something of from to Photograph Cats. Dogs and Other by Walter The CycloriB Spreader 199 19s Reg. 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Haldeman and Ehrlichman were a strange turn indeed. The former had been depicted as a vicious a pas- sionate prosecutor of enemies and supreme commander of ac- cess to the president. The latter was said to be warm where Haldeman was to be hu- man and something of a house liberal at 1600 Pennsylva- nia Avenue. How different it all was when they went on Uncle Sam's mati- nee. Ehrlichman was ngt and Haldeman was mu- not icy. So articulate was Ehrlichman that there were times when his interrogators on the Senate committee could hardly get a word in. He jibed and disputed. Arrogant would not be an unkind word to describe his manner. He came in the words of Time Magazine's Hugh Attila the in the unguarded murmur of Sen. Daniel a That's for the committee to of course. Liar or Ehrlichrnan was certainly a most skilful witness. By the time he had delivered an an- swer you weren't quite what the question was. This was a man of great pas- sion and undisguised emotion whose plastic expression clearly depicted his righteous some- times contempt. He took liber- ties with his questioners that no one previously had dared. The considering the parti- san nature of the subject mat- which had been up to then excessively became for the first time tinged with spite. Although Sen. Howard Baker con'ceded are he and Chairman Ervin as well as majority and minority Sam Dash and Fred were all involved in exchanges of rising temperature. The in- fection was caught from the virulent witness. This continued to a lesser ex- tent through the shorter testi- mony of half the time taken by Eh- rlichman. It was an Interesting coinci- dence that the two were repre- sented by the same John J. and a suappy crustacean he proved to too. The inability of the inter- rogators to pin down their men was in part the result of Wil- son's interruptions and court- room tricks. A pussycat But Haldeman was something else. What a Was this the man who brought the dis- cipline of the Marines to the White The man who telphpned a subordinate at four in the morning to bawl him The man who kept the world at bay from Richard Either the man Is a con- summate actor or incredibly tame. He was not there to badger the committee but to surrender meekly to its instruc- even though this meant be- traying the orders of his com- who had for- bade him to testify about the tape recordings of conversa- tions in the Oval Office. His answers were quick and usually plausible enough. The only trouble was that this man with the reputation for a com- puter mind suffered from ap- palling memory loss. Wherever be he qualified his an- swers with or and often don't re- He admitted himself that his answer to did you first hear about the Wateragate bur- was incredible. He didn't remember. Haldeman was a perfect gen- tleman. He didn't interrupt. He didn't display his ex- cept for an occasional rather at- tractive smile. He never rose to even under the most pro- vocative questioning by Sen. Lowell atlnough Wei- cker certainly pierced his com- posure. Haldeman even seemed to know exactly where the camera looking directly into the lens with unblinking passivity when some of the most unplea- sant things were being said. it was a tre- mendous performance by these so-dissimilar Ehrlichman was the Bobby Riggs of the with a devastating armory of spins and lobs and a line of patter to put off any opponent. Haldeman was a stiff Gary Cooper. of the the one who would make the most formida- ble poker opponent was Halde- man. despite these or perhaps be- cause of their very the performers did not emerge in- tact. The sum of Ehrlichman that sticks in memory is a man oblivious to distinctions of law. His explanation of the break-in at the office of the psychiatrist who had treated Daniel Ells- berg was glossy. Although he claimed not to have personally endorsed he left a clear im- pression that he condoned indeed that he condoned any- thing for the protection of his president's view of national se- anything short of mur- although even that was fudged. Toward the end of his days on the there were signs that the impassivity of Haldeman was somewhat shaken. Senators Weicker and Inouye were getting under his skin. There were times when there was a faint sign of emo- tion on his a trace of the spanked puppy. Couldn't explain He simply couldn't explain how he rationalized the link be- tween the Democrats and com- or his avidity for vio- lence and obscenity by anti- Nixon demonstrators as re- ported in memoranda read by Weicker. The Nixon tapes over- shadowed the whole week of the Watergate hearings. To the ex- tent that Ehrlichman and Hal- deman might have been exam- ined more effectively were it not for this preoccupation of the committee members. The 10-minute time limit on each senator's round of ques- tions also tended to dissipate their effectiveness. In the case of Sen. who was trying to build up evidence on the credibility of this was particularly even more so was the failure of Sen. Ervin to back up his Ha- waiian colleague. in seemed bent on using in particu- to prepare in-court argu- ments for obtaining the presi- dential tapes. Undoubtedly the publication of these tapes could go a long way toward answer- ing the questions about Nixon's complicity in the Watergate aftermath. But it could be mistake to rely on them for the gospel. Already the seal of secrecy on these tapes has been broken by the president's lending some of them to Haldeman. It would probably be sour grapes to cry that the tapes could have been when they are even- tually if that if they appear to exonerate the president. But Nixon has already played games with the executive privi- lege that he invoked to deny ac- cess to the tapes by the Ervin committee and special prose- cutor Archibaild Cox. The thought of Haldemian car- ting tapes across the city to Bethesda and leaving them in his empty house for 48 hours is not exactly comforting to those wiho look for the irrefutable truth. A surprising omission on the part of the committee was that Haldeman in particular was not asked more penetrating ques- lins about his own both on paper and on tape. Eh- rlichman did offer some select transcriptions of telephone calls but was not about what other recordings he may have made. ;