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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Nixon fails to establish credibility with Watergate speech New York Times Service WASHINGTON About 44 jer cent of those who watch- id President Nixon's Water- address on television Wednesday night found the speech at convinc- ng while 27 per cent conc- luded it was a according to a Gallup Poll by the New York Times and the Times News Service. Other highlights of the poll showed that half of those who watched the address did not believe the president's state- irient that he had no involve- ment in the planning or cov- er-up of the Watergate bur- that 56 per cent believ- ed he should turn over tape recordings related to the case to the Watergate committee and the and ihat 53 per cent disagree with the president's statement that civil rights and antiwar pro- tests helped create the atmos- phere that led to the Water- gate crimes. The survey was conducted by telephone'Thursday night from a national sample of 810 adults. On a sample of that according to polling ex- the margin of er- ror can be as much as four percentage points either way. Gallup said 77 per cent of those contacted saw the Nix- on address on an unusually high figure that in- dicated a strong interest in the topic. Following are the major questions and the President Nixon's speech increase your confi- dence in the Nixon adminis- tration or 27 per cent 86 per cent seven par cent no opinion. you bslieve Presi- dent Nixon when he said he had no involvement Li the planning cr coverup of Water- gate or 38 per cent 50 per cent 12 per cent no opinion. Nixon said he has not turned over the tapes of his conversations with former aides because people in the future would be reluc- tant to talk freely with the president. Do you think this is a valid reason for not turning over the 41 per cent 51 per cent eight per cent no opinion. you think he should turn over the 56 per cent 36 per cent eight per cent no opinion. Nixon said the civil rights and antiwar protests helped create the at- mosphere that led to the Watergate do you agree or 28 per cent 58 per cent dis- 12 per cent no opin- ion. convincing did you find President Nixon's Completely convinc- quite a not at 15 per cent com- 12 per cent quite a 25 per cent 44 per cent not at four per cent no opinion. As more Demo- crats than Republicans found the president not at all con- but the survey would indicate that the president failed to convince a consider- able percentage of his own party. Among 32 per cent found the presi- dent completely 18 per cent quite a 24 per cent 23 per cent not at and three per cent had no opinion. Among the president appears to have a credibility problem. 0 f those 13 per cent found him completely con- 12 per cent quite a 23 per cent 48 per cent not at all and four per cent had no opinion. The UtHbrtdge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 210 AUGUST 1973 15 CENTS FOUR SECTIONS PAGES more advance Rail strikes intens Quiet clay Ir was a quiet day at the yards Friday as rail- back to normal and Lethbridge CP employees return- workers in Lethbridge joined their colleagues through- ed to their jobs at 6 a.m. out Alberta in a 24-hour strike. Today everything is EDMONTON Rail traffic between Alberta and Saskatchewan remained snarled today as non-operating railway employees returned to work in one place but went on strike in another. Picketing ended in Alberta at 6 a.m. and work crews imme- diately began to said a spokesman for CN in Edmon- ton. A resumption of traffic also began in British Columbia and the Yukon and Northwest Terri- tories which had gone on strike with Alberta 24 hours earlier. The strike in Ferry strike bargaining continuing VICTORIA British Columbia ferry workers will meet Transportation Minister Robert Strachan Sunday for an- other bargaining Mr. Strachan announced late Fri- day. Mr. Strachan said a main problem a division between the licensed and unlicensed been cleared. back together again. It's a real gain and will be of great benefit to reach an agree- he said. The walkout Friday morning by shore and cater- ing workers idled the provincially-owned B.C. Ferries fleet. GRAIN RESERVES DOWN SHARPLY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA The country's wheat stockpile had dropped sharply to its lowest point in more than 20 years at the end of the accounting year for crops July Statistics Canada reported Friday. Stocks of wheat on mills and in transit were' estimated bj the statistics bureau to be 366.3 million do ATI dramatically from 583.8 million last year and a 10-year average of 630.1 mil- lion. The country has not had so little wheat on hand since when stoc'js slipped to 217.2 million bushels. Stocks of other plains were also down from those of last year. Barley stores were estimated at 1S2.7 mil- lion down from 195.8 million last but up from a 10-year average of 139.6 million. Oat reserves fell back to 79.7 million from 118.3 mil- lion last year and an average 123.7 million during the last 19 years. Rye stocks were estimated at 10.2 milMon down from 15.8 flax reserves slipped to 7.8 million from 16 million and 'rapeseed supplies plum- metted to 20.1 million from more than 43 million last year. Two city men charged after store owner on Inside vje'ra home Classified 22-23 Comics......19 Comment 5 District ......3 Family 16-18 Local News Markets ......20-21 Religion 9 Sports 10-12 Entertainment 7 TV ............6 Weather........2 LOW TONIGHT HIGH SUNDAY WARM Two Letlibridge men have been charged with robbery with violence after the owner of Joe's 734 13th St. was hit on the head with a pop bottle and robbed of Friday evening. Thomas Wayne and Ronald Erwin both of 1610 ISlh Ave. N.. appeared in Lethbrige provincial court tm's morning and were remanded in custody to Wednesday for plea. A witness says hs saw two men run from the store at about p.m. and drive away in a green panel truck. He then went into the store and was told by store owner John whose head was covered in I've been rob- Mr. George was treated for cuts at St. Michael's General Hospital. Peterson and Lee and a 17- year-old juvenile girl were ar- rested about two hours later at the El Rancho Motor Hotel. The girl was released in her moth- er's custody. In another police an- swered a call at about 3.40 this morning that a man was armed with a loaded rifle and was threatening to kill a policeman. Police talked the rifle away from the man then subdued him when he began fighting. Cecil A. 309 6th Ave. A. was charged today vith dangerous use of a fire- arm. He will remain in custody and will plead to the charge Wednesday. N-protest ship skipper claims 6brutal beating5 and htard About town A UCTIONEER Ted Newby joking that he would ac- cept cheque on any bank except bank of Old Man U of L professor Gcorgfe Zlcber being asked if a stop iii a recent fiild along Street was for Tahiti David Canadian captain of the nuclear protest ship Greenpeace said today he was brutally beaten by French navy commandos when he boarded the ship in the French nuclear test zone. of was flown to a Papeete military hospital after the incident about 14 miles from the nuclear site at Mururoa Atoll. The Greenpeace III was towed away by the French navy while four other crew including two were taken to Hao midway between Papeete and Mururoa. Talking to reporters at his hospital bed with a patch over liis right McTaggart said one of the boarding party med his stick into my He said six of the men beat him with their but when they saw that his eye was in- became frightened stopped hitting He said he can only dis- nothing else with his right eye. A French military doctor told reporters McTaggart is in no danger of losing the sight of the injured eye. expected to last 66 was in conjunction with walkouts in Manitoba and Northwestern On- tario. Trains were expected to be moving from Edmonton by mid- clearing the backlog of freight that was on lines to the west. Richard chief bargai- ner for the announced the unions would no longer give 12 hours advance notice of strike and issued strike orders to regional co-ordinators in Ontario and on the Prairies. Quebec who returned to work only at 6 a.m. were ordered out again no later than for 48 and many were off the job by 6 p.m. The mediation efforts of Judge Alan who entered the dispute Aug. 7. are stuck primarily on the question of wages. The mediator has made a proposal and the unions a counter but no details were disclosed. Among effects of the strike reported Friday were more hit- ches in a union-management agreement to ensure grain movements. In spokesmen for grain elevator companies said seven to 10 days of normal rail ooerations will be required to clear a backlog of grain. Mr. Smith said local union bosses in Thunder may shut down all CN and CP Rail operations unless grain is moved when no strike is in ef- fect. Unions say the railways move high revenue freight at that saving the grain to be moved during a strike. In pickets refused to let anyone through their lines for any purpose. Grain elevators in the Peace River district of Alberta and British Columbia are becom- ing plugged and company spokesman say this is largely the result of rail service dis- ruptions. Al Nystrom of United Grain Growers said three-quarters of the company's elevators can take no more deliveries from farmers until rail shipments are resumed. Gerry Hall of the Alberta Wheat Pool estimated 80 per cent of the pool elevators were filled and the remainder had lit- tle space left. Support WASHINGTON De- fence Secretary James Schlesi- nger said Friday that President Nixon probably could get con- gressional and popular support to resume bombing if North Vietnam launched a new aU-out military push againsl the south. Old man winter little mixed up By THE CANADIAN PRESS The calendar says it's but don't tell that to ccj rv in northwestern Al- berta and northeastern British Columbia. Some mountain regions at the level reported up to feet of snow on the ground Friday night and it was still coming down with predictions railing for more to- day. Fort St. John and Fort B.C recorded up to 10 inches of but only two to six indies remained on the ground Friday night. The weather office in Edmonton said Grande on the Alberta side of the Peace River had one inch of snow on the ground. A steady rain was mixed with the snowfall. The storm was expected to cause severe damage to although no losses have yet been received. Snow early last fall resulted in extensive crop damage. Rural roads throughout northwestern Alberta were treacherous and bush roads south of Grands Prairie were i -rr'sbla. were bsing urged to pull vehicles out of a stretch of the Alaska highway. Hockey report called witchhunt By THE CANADIAN PRESS The words were different but the thoughts were all the same Friday when amateur hockey officials heard of an Alberta government report that essen- tially called them slave mas- ters. They did not like it. Jack president of the Canadian Amateur Hockey As- sociation which re- ceived the most scathing criti- said the report overstated the case. The prepared by an Edmonton research dealt specifically with the rights of individuals in amateur hockey. It said while coarhes made efforts for young players to ex- pand opportunities and ensure fair pre-professional hockey constrains the rights of players to the point of enslave- ment. Joe past-president of the said the report was naive and harmful and appers be more of a witchhunt than any attempt to be objective or help- The report was totally wrong when it suggested the CAHA denies hockey players their rights to natural justice by ap- plying sanctions if individuals appeal decisions to the courts. Devine said a recommenda- tion to eliminate player con- tracts for those in junior hockey would defeat the purpose of the CAHA which is to supply teams with competition. If there were no restrictions on player movements between clubs team with the most money would hire away the best which would de- stroy the league. there wouldn't be any need for One section of the report said the CAHA has attempted to es- tablish itself as the absolute au- thority on hockey and isslf from public accountability and deny the possibility of ex- ternal and review The CAHA vests in uals and committees far more discretionary power over other individuals than any free society should Ed president of the Western Canada Hockey and Del past- scoffed at the idea cf slavery and referred to the high wages received by those who went through the system. Horst minister of cul- youth and said public seminars will be held in the fall to gather reaction to the report. Beryl's pleas for help 'ignored' OTTAWA An angry Beryl the year chairman of the food prices review said Fri- day she was no help in rounding up staff for the board's work until the cabinet met early this week. She told a news conference following an all-clay closed meeting with nine food chain executives she refused by every government when she asked to borrow pro- fessional staff for the board's work. The department of trade and commerce was the only department that co-oper- ated. -Even the department of her requests for she said. The government told Mrs. Plumptre Monday it was pre- pared to give more powers if the board felt it needed them. I said I don't want more powers unless I have more staff. I was asked to do this job. I was assured T would be given a good she said. In its statement on food the government pledged to supply the board with government investigators. Mrs. Plumptre said she would have resigned I didn't get more co-operation Meanwhile exsculives of nine major food store chains agreed against the ill effects of double or triple pricing of shelved art- icles. In a closed meeting with the retail the food prices review board it was agreed that customers will be asked to pay the lowest price when more than one price is marked on an item. Five of tlie nine minion Food Woodwards and Inter- national Grocers' Association- offered to go one step further and pledged not to raise prices on shelved goods. Representatives of the four other chains argued that a pledge to leave shelved goods tions would be unnecessarily said board chair- man Beryl Plumptre. The retail heads also agreed to supply requested financial in- formation to the review board on a confidential and to include more consumer information in their advertising. In the cabinet will present recommendations to counter spiralling food prices and inflation next Labor Minister Bert Hohol said Fri- day. farmers are expected to resume delivering livestock to market at a normal rate next Gerry Regehr of the Can- ada Agriculture Department ;