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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta News in brief A irlift role ended Ont. Can- Hda's role in airlifting tons of food from the Nigerian capital of Lagos to the interior of that country ended Wednesday with the return of Canadian military personnel to Canadian Forces Bsse Trenton. The contingent comprised 53 men from Squadrons 435 and Air Transport Command in .Edmonton and who spent the last six weeks trans- porting about five million pounds of commodities to the outlying villages of Agades and Arliz. Flying two Hercules transport the Canadians carried animal powdered milk and tons of grain to nomads in the famine-stricken regions. Abernathy resignation rejected Ind The Southern Christian Lead- ership Conference Wednesday rejected the resignation of Rev. Ralph Abeinathy. who said last month he would leave the presi- dency cf the civil-rights group. in an acceptance speech at the group's national agreed to serve an- other term. He has headed the organization since its Rev. Martin Luther was J assassinated in 1968. The convention suspended its rules and elected Abematny to a sixth term. The financially troubled group gave Abernathy a free hand for 1 reorganization. Call speech empty rhetoric Axe-in a king firm folds Que The economic axe has fallen on a Canadian business mere than JOO years old. Walters Axe. Co. Ltd the last axe-maker in the is no more reasons for closing all said for- mer vice-president Elliot I Levitan couldn't com- 1 pete with imports from Germany and The company was founded 105 years ago by Henry Wal- a cutlery maker from 1 Eng and ended up in the hands of Baker Broth- 1 scrap metal dealers. Nixon Watergate defence rapped Brief raps load prices TORONTO The Con- gress of Canadian Women has sent a brief to Prime Minister Trudeau complaining about ris- ing food prices. The prepared by Hilda national secretary of the says par eriul mo- nopoly corporations and specu- lation in commodity futures are the chief cause for rising prices. of th-a reasons for high i foodstuffs is backed up by offi- j cial the brief says. are merely suppositions j calculated to causa consumers to pay up and shut up It urges the government to I stop insane speculation in foodstuffs and investigate rood I monoplies and supermarkets under ihe Combines Investiga- tion WASHINGTON Some 'conservative members of Presi- dent Nixon's party have joined many Democrats and lib- erals in denouncing the presi- dent's latest Watergate defence as an exercise in empty rhe- toric. my opinion the president did not add anytJhing to his oiher speeches that would tend to divert suspicion from said Senator Barry Goldwater Representative Barry Gold- water Jr. eon of the 1964 Republican presidential also the one hand he asks for the trust of ths American but he doesn't trust them enough to let them hear the Most of the principals in the affair declined to comment on the president's renewed denials of personal involvement. Spe- cial prosecutor Archibald Cox and some members of the Sen- ate Watergate committee also would not say anything. One favorable maction came from a source quite close to the Nixon ''The president spoke from the heart and it went to the 'hearts of the American she said. Senator Edward Brooke president did not answer these serious charges with any specifics. We wanted he gave us rhe- California Gov. Ronald Rea- gan was one of the large num- ber of Republican leaders prais- ing the president's speech. message was the voice of reason which went a long way toward putting the whole situation in better Reagan endorsing Nixon's Princess ivins trophy IRVINE. Scotland Princess Anne celebrated her 23rd birthday Wednesday by first prize in the novice class at the Annick horse trials This was the birthday the princess since it may help clinch a place for her on the British team that will compete in the European equestrian championships at Kiev in the Soviet Union next month. She won the event on her own flame Gun. Her Mark was second on Persian HoUday. Princess Anne won a silver and a bottle of whisky. She promptly gave the whisky to her fiance. Nixon promises Cambodia military backing WASHINGTON Presi- dent Nixon promised Wednes- day to give Cambodia all the economic and military aid the law permits and told the North Vietnamese he would seek propriate if threaten stability in Indochina. in a ex- pressed again his displeasure over the congressionally or- dered halt to United Slates bombing in Cambodia and promised he would Neic lesls for Concorde TORONTO University of Toronto physicists will con- duct experiments during re- search flights of the prototype supersonic transport Concorde in September and October. Dr. A. W. Brewer and Dr. .Tim Kerr of the Atmospheric Environment Service and Tom a graduate will use an instrument designed to measure nitrogen dioxide in the upper atmosphere. Some scientists have ex- pressed concern that the nitro- gen oxides that would be pro- duced by a commercial fleet of SST's could damage the ozone 1 layer of the stratosphere. Ozone i protects the earth from cessive ultraviolet radiation j from the sun. 1 The scientists are attempting i to measure the amount of nitro- j gen dioxide in the layer to termine what difference the amount contributed by com- mercial SSTs would make. Water squabble hits boiling point Injured airman recovering VANCOUVER Capt. John Pew views his dramatic escape Sunday from a flaming jet at the in- ternational air with equa- nimity and can hardly wait to climb into an aircraft again. was just one of those one- in-a-million things that just hap- pened to he said in an in- terview from his bed at Van- couver General it won't happen -again for years and years I'm i i Capt. of 1 said he'll be flying again i as soon as they let him out of I bed. Capt. a pilot stationed at Canadian Forces Base' was one of two crew members of an armed forces CF-101 Voodoo jet inter- captor which exploded in mid- i air at the show. VICTORIA British Columbia Premier Dave Bar- rett says the chairman of the Point Roberts. water board obviously had a lot to drink Tuesday and he wasn't drinking water. Water Board Chairman Harry Sames Tuesday called the B.C. premier a 'S.O.B.' as an inter- national water squabble hit the boiling point. Premier Barrett and Provincial Secretary Ernie Heiilev i Truckers strike support urged fought SANTIAGO A long strike by truck owners viiich has brought critical shortages to Chile threatened today to spread to other sectors of the economy. The president of the Road Transport group- ing proprietors and owner-driv- urged all business and pro- fessional people Wednesday p night to support the now in its 22nd dav. i I i First signs of support were al- I ready perceptib'e Wednesday as j private bus owners pulled their I vehicles off the leaving only small flests of state-owned trucks and buses operating. Power service restored Alta. Calgary Power crews restored j full service Wednesday night to this town 33 miles northeast of Edmonton and surrounding rural areas following a violent lightning storm that knocked out power Tuesday night. Company spokesman Gordon Peterson said most areas were without power for a short peri- od of time with power being rerouted through alternate feeds. Thirteen transformers were replaced. Mr. Peterson esti- mated damage in the thou- sands of dollars. Tex. Lawyers for Elmer Waynj Hen- ley were to go to court today to battle a state attempt to force a psychiatric examination of the one of two teen-agers ac- cused in the largest mass mur- der in United States history. Charles a defence blocked an examination Tuesday but said probably would be in court for today's hearing. Hall said B.C. will provide wat- er to parched Point Roberts in case of but there was sharp disagreement wheth- er that time had come no shortage of liquid refreshments Mr. Barrett said Wednesday in re- sponse to Mr. Samps' com- ments. he added that Mr. Sames was welcome in B.C. anytime and sure these remakrs were just made in The premier said he agreed there was a water shortage in the six-square-mile American peninsula accessible by land only tihrough but he said it wasn't an emergency situation. report is different than The Premier repeated an ear- lier statement that the drink- ing water crisis had passed at _ i the community about 25 miles south of Vancouver but prom- ised to provide emergency wat- er for fire purposes. Mr. Sames. after hearing Tu- esday that the B.C. premier didn't consider the water short- age an emergency ex- told him S.O.B. Pardon my use of the language. But he didn't get his information from Mr. Sanies said. with the Lon Nol gov- ernment there. should be clearly -under- stood in Hanoi that the presi- dent will wort with Congress in order to take appropriate action if North Vietnam mounts and threatens to overturn the settle- ments readied after so much sacrifice by so many for so Nixon said. Under the the president would have to go to Congress for any further combat activity he might wish to launch in re- sponse to any North Vietnamese operations. he has the author- ity to pump into Cambodia con- gressionally-authorized mil- lion in economic aid and million in military aid during fiscal 1974. Economic aid for fiscal 1973 was million and military aid million. PLANES WILL STAY In a related the defence department reported the situation throughout Cam- bodia was in the hours after the end of the U.S. bombing. Sipokesman Jerry Friedheim said there are no im- mediate plans to reduce U.S. air strength in where 660 planes are of them bombers. Another 150 B-52 bombers are based on Guam. In members who had been active in demanding an end to the U.S. bombing ex- pressed relief that the bombing is over. suggestion that tibe forum now be shifted to the courts. Senator George McGoyern the man Nixon beat in rejected that view and Senator Edmund MusMe a contender for the 1972 Democratic presidential said. regret to say I was not im- pressed. He has not satisfied me on the question of how the president could have been to- tally ignorant until April of this year of- activities he so roundly Senate Watergate Committee Chairman Sam Ervin said he would have no im- mediate comment as did some other committee members. Vice-chairman Howard Baker said the presi- dent's with any future will be given every consideration when the committee writes its report. But two Democratic members voiced disappointment in the speech. was a rehash in new lan- guage of what we had already uncovered at the said Senator Joseph Montoya fact that urged the termination of the hearings is clearly en invasion of the separation of powers principal which he is using to keep the tapes in the White is possible that I expected too said Senator Daniel Inouye another committee member. The speech was praised by Republican chairman George Bush as and what the country wanted to hear. Bush's Demo- cratic chairman Robert think I'm like most Re- publicans and Democrats tonight. I'm terribly dis- appointed. The American people are pretty forgiving and they are really crying for this presi- dent to be open and forthright. No one is trying to get the pres- ident. He neither added nor subtracted anything. He an- swered no Mae West still charms still consider it an em- never heard of such a mo- i ergency here at the using end. tion nor has any other I don't know where he got his Chemical workers strike CALGARY Workers Canadian Industries Ltd. re- jected a proposed settlement worked out by their union ne- gotiators and the management and went on strike Wednesday. The 160 members of li e Inieriptional Chemical Workers Local re- acted final offer large union negotiator Ted Takacc said. Local 460 was the third local of the union to strike in Cal- gary. Local 465. has been on strike against Cominco Ltd. since July and Local 844 against Prcstobte Co. since Aiiff 1 Melder said in an interview. Assistant District Attorney Mike Hinton said the prose- cution was making the unusual move ''because of the extreme atrocity and depravity at the Twenty-seven bodies of teen- age boys and young men have been since Henley called police Aug. 8 to tell them he had killed Dean the alleged mastermind of a homo- sexual rape and slaying ring. Henley been indicted sep- arately in two of 27 slayings i and jointly with David 1 IB in information. Of course there's still a drinking water emer- Mr. Barrett Wednesday brushed off suggestions that Mr. Sames' comments would strain already fragile relations between the provincial govern- ment and the American com- munity which is accessible by land from the United States only by driving 23 miles over Canadian Highways from Wash. Since last a gallon tank truck has been haul- ing water to Point Roberts from Blaine on a round-the- clock basis to replenish t h e N-blast signals picked up WASHINGTON Seis- mic signal believed to have come from a Soviet unde- ground nuclear explosion were picked up by the United States on Tuesday the Atomic Energy Commission said Wednesday. The signals originated at about 10 p.m. EDT from the southern part of the Soviet Un- ion near the city of Siberia. They were equivalent to those of an underground blast in the yield range of 20 to 300 the AEC reported. A kiloton is equal to tons of It was the fourth time this year that signals believed to come from a Soviet under- ground test have been moni- tored by the United The young men HOLLYWOOD She is 81 Friday and Mae who rose to fame as a sex star of the '30s with the invitation up and ses me some still come up and see get diamonds from young men aged and said the actress whose robust health is a Hollywood legsnd. write I send them pictures and they still come up and see Miss West said she has just completed a book called Sex the stories of her bat- tles with censorship which led to the creation of the watch- dog morals the Hayes in Hollywood in the '30s. She is not. keen on the idea of birthdays and says she is not celebrating this when I get'Jo the edge of 90 I will Some of Hollywood's most celebrated sex wisecracks have flowed from her prolific pen. She has written plays and screenplays. about sex come eas- ily to says. I try jokes on other subjects its Resisting Ottawa Police Constable Chris Rybiak ran into a re- calcitrant nag on Confed- eration Square yesterday but after a friendly n o charges were laid. Although the horse was double parked and resisted the he still managed to get cwoy with it. Israel issues warning JERUSALEM Israel warned the world today that de- spite condemnation from the United Nations Security Coun- it will not let the rules of international law stand in the way of its hunt for Palestinian guerrilla leaders. will still get those that advocate the liquidation of Is- rael and those who continue to engage in Israel's chief of Lt.-Gen. David said at a military cere- mony. is no way to get to them within international but we have tine right of exis- tence and the right of self-de- He said that law is not enforced against ths And he warned that the world can expect more op- erations such as the inter- ception last Friday of a Leba- nese airliner the Israelis thought was carrying four guer- rilla leaders. The plane was diverted to an Israeli held for two hours and then released when it was found that the wanted men were not aboard. The Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to con- demn the Israeli action. Israel's ambassador to the United Na- Yosef rejected the terming it customary one-sided text that this organ has been pro- ducing in the Middle East situ- He said it showed ths world body unable to cope with international terrorism in general and with Arab terror- ism in Weather and road report SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H L Prc Lcthlmdge Puieher Creek Medicine Hat 86 92 Edmonton......69 Grande Prairie 65 Banff.......... 80 Calgary ......74 Victoria 67 Penticton 90 Prince George .56 Kamloops .88 Vancouver 68 Saskatoon 91 Regtaa 91 Winnipeg........ 85 Toronto .......79 Ottawa Montreal.......77 St. John's .......56 Halifax.......67 70 Fredericton 71 Chicago New York 83 79 89 Los Angeles Phoenix 83 110 84 London Berlin .81 Amsterdam CG Brussels 91 Moscow 72 75 Tokvo 31 SB 43 51 43 50 56 49 56 45 57 54 58 60 53 56 58 56 44 58 58 55 66 63 80 66 86 66 66 63 50 57 59 59 57 79 .48 .22 .19 .25 .02 Lethbridge Medicine Hat I Mostly sunny. Light west winds. Highs 75-80. Lows near 50. Chance of a shower. Highs 65-70. Calgary Cloudy with sunny breaks. Winds N15. Highs around 65. Lows 45-50. Periods of rain. Highs 55-60. Columbia Mostly cloudy Columbia spreading to the Kootenay dis- tricts this afternoon. Periods of rain beginning this afternoon and evening. Cooler. Highs near 70 except near 80 in the Kootenays. Lows tonight near 50. Cloudy with show- ers and the occasional thunder- shower. Cooler. Highs near 70. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Hct today with scattered after- noon and nighttime thunder- storms accompanied by strong gusty winds. Cooler and windy Friday with scattered showers. Chance of some thunderstorms in the east. Highs today 90 to 100. Lows tonig'rt 55 to 65. Highs Friday mostly 80s except 90 to 93 extreme southeast. West of Continental Widely scattered thunder- storms this afternoon and eve- ning accompanied by strong I gusty winds. Cooler with scat- tered showers Friday. Highs today 80 to 90. Lows tonight 45 I to 55. Highs Friday 75 to 85. CLOSED For STOCK TAKING Aug. 24 and 25 Sorry For Any Inconvenience Caused Open Again Aug. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY BOX 1202 PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OP A.M. TODAY COURTESY 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 in good driving condition. are PORTS OF ENTRY and Closing Aden I a.m. to 5 Carway 6 a.m. to Chief Mcuntrln 7 a.m. to 10 Coutts 24 Del Bonita 8 am. to 9 Kingsgate 24 Porthill Rykerts 8 a.m. to Wild Horse 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Logan Pass 7 a.m. to 10 Open ;