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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Leaving in the rain Despite threats of possible assassination. President and Mrs. Nixon leave their helicopter at Florida today TO board a jet flight -for New Orleans. Secret Service ho'ding umbrellas for the will have more than rain- drops to watch for during the New Orleans visit. Ferry strike end week By THE CANADIAN PRESS 'VICTORIA A proposal that could end the three- day British Columbia ferry strike was to be recom- mended for acceptance today to unlicensed work- said a statement issusd by Transportation Min- ister Robert Strachan late Sunday. A tentative agreement betv.een the minister and negotiators for the unlicensed workers was reached late Sunday. package is based on the memorandum of understanding which has been in operation since and as settled on a basis existing marine compari- the statement said. In a prototype effectively the ferry workers' first was signed. It set out terms and conditions of ferry employment and cre- ated a structure to provide for future co'lective bargain- disposition of grievances and related matters. Further details of the settlement were unavailable. Negotiations representatives of 400 licensed who include ferry officers and engineers not on continuing. Ferries from other fleets sailed half empty to Van- couver Island during the weekend as thousands of trav- ellers lined up at ferry slips here and at nearby Sid- B.C. Victoria police said there were 24-hour line ups for the Black Ball ferry to Pert Wash. Traffic to She slip was ''spread all over said police. Travellers were being advised to leave their cars in two-side closed for the or in specially- designated parking lots. tell peop'e lo return a few hours before sail- said a police spokesman. can spend the interval at halls where community organizations are supplying free drinks and restaurants and stores are giving away candies and At trucks and campers were backed up for nearly ivo milas in double lanes to board the Washington state ferry to Wash. Wives of RCMP men were giving out coffee and hot chocolate. Community organizations pitched in to find accommodation for the elderly and youngsters. motels are full but a lot of people arc sleep- ing alongside said an RCMP constable. weather here is beautiful. This is not Vancouver.1' NORMAN KIRK French bomb Inside Classified-.. 16-19 Comics........13 Comment ......4 District 3. 20 Family 15 Local News 10 Markets 11 Sports 6-8 Entertainment 5 TV.............5 Weather......2 TONIGHT 'It's an application form from HIGH TUES. the Screen Actors Guild.' SUNNY WELLINGTON. N..Z The latest French nuclear test in the South Pacific in- volved a trigger device or a small Prime Minister Norman Kirk of New Zealand said tonight. He told a news conference that the third in France's 1973 series at Mururoa definitely took place Sunday morning. Kirk declined lo reveal the source cf his information. He said merely that it came from circles The prime minister first dis- closed the test in a statement Sunday. This said the explosion v's relatively with a yield of between five and 10 kilotcns. A French defence ministry spokesman in Paris refused to comment. There has been no further confirmation of the blast. Kirk said tonight it is a whether there will be any more tests in this year's French series. France's two earlier July 22 and July 29. were wit- nessed by New Zealand's pro- test the Otago and the Canterbury. Both vessels have since been withdrawn from lha Mururoa area. Observers in Paris believe Sunday's blast may be the final one of this year's series. PROTEST SOUGHT Meanwhile in the Greenpeace Foundation urged the Canadian government to close down all French trade commissions in Cr.nada in re- sponse to what it calls the kid- napping and beating of Green- peace III captain David The LetHbrtdae Herald VOL. LXVI No. 211 AUGUST 1973 PRICE 10 CENTS FWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES Fears for Nixon's life result in police manhunt Grain movement snarled by rail-union dispute WINNIPEG With the rotating rail strike due to last until midnight tonight in Sas- Manitoba and north- western movement of grain to Thunder Bay and the Hudson Bay port of Churchill remains generally snarled. A CNR spokesman in Winni- peg said Sunday the railway has been able to deliver only one 112-car grain train to Thun- der Bay since and four trains with 432 empty gram cars were stuck at 120 miles west of Thunder Bay. In the CNR said picket lines at the northern town of Wabowden prevented a 133-car grain train from moving to Churchill. In the CNR re- ported stalled grain trains of 83 carloads at Hudson 134 carloads at Humboldt and 78 carloads at Canora. Spokesmen for the striking non-operating rail unions had promised to keep disruption of grain handling to a but difficulties have cropped up at the local level. In Kencra. a strike spokesman said no non-ops will be asked to cross their own picket lines there to handle grain. Jack McFarlan said members drew up a resolution at a meeting stating that no union members would Divers fail in cross picket lines under any cir- cumstances. CP Rail reported two east- bound trains with about 240 grain cars were unable to move past Kenora. A CP Rail spokesman in Win- nipeg reported there was no un- ion co-operation in Moose Jaw in moving grain trains east from that Saskatchewan city to Thunder Bay. The spokesman said there is a danger that the supply of grain at Thunder Bay will be seriously depleted within the next few days unless more is received from the uest. At Montreal the strike pressure by non-operating rail- way workers continued as both union and company leaders pre- pared to meet the federal labor minister late today in Ottawa. Judge Alan B. the fed- erally-appointed mediator in the rail announced a 48- hour suspension of talks at 6 p.m. EDT Sunday. Less than two hours the Associated Non-Operating Rail- way Unions announced the ex- tension of their regional strike in Quebec and called a new strike in Ontario. Non-ops already striking in Saskatchewan and Ontario west of Thunder wsre to remain off the job until midnight today. These strikes left the west dotted with stranded grain despite an initial union promise to keep the movement of grain continuing even when other services were stopped. Mass. Deep-sea divers who went after treasure aboard the sun- ken liner Andrea Doria this month said Sunday that motion pictures will Confirm their claim that no important part of an anticipated million treas- ure was recovered. They told a news conference that the Italian which sank in a collision in he.vy fog 17 years is a and advised ether would-be sal- vagers against attempting to seek its treasures. Donald Robert and Christopher De- said they had en- countered collapsed walls and ceilings that made a full search of the liner impossible. Delucchi estimated the value of the few recovered con- sisting largely of silverware and a bottle of at a few thousand dollars. Rodocker described the foyer deck of the Italian luxury liner as a maze of rotted rubble and twisted steel. The three worked for eight days from an underwater habitat in their attempt lo get at the treasury. 240 feet below the At- lantic's surface. on NANTUCKET. Mass. A judge found Joseph P. Ken- nedy III guilty today of driving to fined him and urged him to uss his ous name'' for better purpcses. the young man's Senator Edward Kennedy said he thought his nephew had received a fair trial and will have to live with the Seven persons were hurt Aug. 13 when an open car driven by the son of late Senator Rob- ert Kennedy flippsd over as it entered a highway from a side road. Judge C. George Anastos of Nantucket District Court urged Kennedy to your illustri- ous name to do a lot of as charse I know you are rather than having to come into court like this.1' Kennedy had pleaded not guilty to the charge. In addition to his spectators in the crowded courtroom included his Ethel. According to Ken- nedy was driving along a sel- dom-used side road when he pulled onto a main barely missing an oncoming car. Sapra a bus said she saw Kennedy's vehicle moments before the accident. looted like there were people hanging all over the top of the jeep. Seine were stand- she said. Astronauts take otos of Brenda HOUSTON The Sky- lab 2 astronauts photographed tropical storm Brenda from space on Sunday as the mass of wind and clouds churned across the Yucatan Peninsula toward the Gulf of Mexico. Astronauts Alan Jack Lousma and Dr. Owen Garriott were awakened a few minutes early to photograph the storm with film and television cam- eras ss their orbiting laboratory passed 271 miles over the Mexi- can coast. Lousma also searched for a leak in an air condition system aboard the space station. The astronauts passed over Brenda at am. EDT and reported the storm seemed to be disorganized. ''It doesn't have its cyclonic structure that it had yester- Lousma said. very difficult to find a well defined area where the storm centre was 'That was kind of said Mission Control. expecting it to pick up again when it moves out into the warm moist air of the the first solar physi- cist in spent most of the day operating a battery of solar telescope cameras studying the sun. When Lousma got out a tool kit to begin his repair Mission Control passed up in- structions about where to look for the leak. These included di- rections for removing several wall panels. NEW La. A planned presiden- tial motorcade through New Orleans was cancelled to- day after the United States Secret Service said it had uncovered a conspiracy to assassinate the during his visit to the city. New Orleans police were seeking a former police- man who had been arrested three years before during a motorcade by President Nixon through the French Quarter. The man was described as armed and extreme- ly dangerous. Police said the former offi- as Edward M. alias charged in 1970 with attempting to throw a burned American flag on the president's car. They declined to how- whether Gaudet was being sought in connection with the assassination plot reported by the Secret Service. Gaudet was ssparated from the force in 1957. President Nixon was flying here from Florida to address the 74th annual convention of the Veterans of Foreign his first public appearance in six weeks. Before he a White House spokesman said the scheduled motorcade through the city was being abandoned as a result of an investigation by the Secret the FBI and the New Orleans police department. In Secret Service spokesman Jack Warner the past weak we have received information over a possible conspiracy to assassi- nate the president during his visit to New Orleans this Warner said it is believed more than one person is in- volved. Disclosure of the reported conspiracy followed a highly un- usual public statement by the service urging Nixon not to make the motorcade trip. Warner said the information on the alleged plot cam a from He noted that although ths motorcade had been the president apparently accepted the of continuing the remain- der of his travel plans. Warner said that neither the new route Nixon would take into the city nor the mode of transportation would be dis- closed. He added that security had been increased as a result of the report. The call to pick up Gaudet went out shortly after it was re- ported that New Orleans police Supt. Clarence Giarrusso's car and a policeman's uniform had been stolen. Gaudet was arrested Aug. when Nixon drove through the French Quarter in a motor- cade. He was charged with at- tempting to desecrate a flag by burning it and throwing it on the president's car. He had been off the police force nearly three years at the time of that arrest. On July he was to re- after being involved in an incident during which a firearm was discharged during a fight. Giarrusso's car was taken about 2 a.m. from the driveway of his suburban Algiers home. It was recovered about 7 a.m. near Lake across the city. Tex. Au- thorities plan to use heavy ma- chinery today to dig in a beach area where two couples told po- lice they saw men with long bundles wrapped in plastic. Ore couple said two men on the Galveston County beach re- sembled Dean 33. and El- mer central figures in the largest confirmed mass slaying in United States history. The bodies of 27 boys and young men have been unearthed since the case broke Aug. 8 whsn Henley told police he lulled Corll in sslf-defence. Corll allegedly was the leader of a homosexual procurement ring. A grand jury indicted Henley in three of the slayings. He has told police he took part in nine killings. Another David was indicted in one slaying but has said he did not kill any- one. Police using rods and sticks searched a 200-yard area of the East Beach without success Sat- urday. Houston Detectve K. D. Porter said the two couples no- tified him earlier .that day of the incidents at the Beach. 'New York families Death knell for the New York Times Service NEW YORK Criminal prosecutions have severely hurt the Mafia in New York City in the last and fed- eral and local naw enforce- ment officials arc talking cau- tiously for the first time about a day when crippling blows may be dealt the underworld here. Scores of successful prosecu- tions have virtually decimated the leadership and middle echelons of two of the five Mafia while key figures of other groups have also fallen victim to crim- inal illness and death. The underworld is going through a period of major in- effort to regroup and consoli- date strength. Memb e r ship books have been reported re- opened after 16 and the merger of two or more families may be in the offinp. Exenpliying resilence i n the face ot mounting pressure from the organized crime continues to reap enormous prcfils from L o a sharking anf other illegal activ- ities here. Intelligence reports indicate the mob's infiltration of kgitamate its interests in pornography and the theft of stocks and bonds have been expanding. five families are still very much said Dsnis head of tile United States Justice Department's crime strike force _f XT----- with jurisdiction in Queens and Long Is- land. it is important to he added in an we have reached a point whc.'e we have gone beyond the small fish and are starting to hit at the middle level and upper- echelon Organized crime is feeling the heat. there's no doubt about says William McCar- the police department's first deputy commissioner and of its Organized Crime Control Bureau. making but we have a tremendous way to Alfred the chief assis- tant to Distr'it Attorney Frank Hogan of said or- ponded to law enforcement pressures with renewed cau- tion. try to avoid confer- ences in any enclosed he said. arc to mest in open areas. They minimize tlicir use of the telephone. They've reduced their meet- ing in New York to a mini- mum. are extremely cau- but still they suffer lapses of judgement. We like them to get District Attorney Eu g e ne Gold of Brooklyn co operation among law en- forcement officials federal and local has had a severe impact on the effectiveness of organized crime in the past General fails in coup VIENTIANE An ex- iled right-wing general returned to Laos from Thailand earlv today and tried to overthrow Premier Souvanna Phouma to block a political agreement with the Communist Pathet Lao. But Prince Souvanna announced in a broadcast at noon that the -at- tempted coup had failed. The premier in a two-minute epeech said loyal troops had re- captured the Vientiane airport and that the leader of the air force Gen. Thao had been seriously injured in a crash landing at the airport. Souvanna said Thao Ma and ently had escaped back across ently had escaped abck across the Mekong to Thailand. The rebels captured the air- port before dawn and strafed and bombed an army base four miles down the Mekong from Vientiane but did not get into the city. Informed sources said rebel troops who did not escape with Thao Ma were rounded up by the loyalists. There was no im- mediate estimate of their num- ber. The rebels seized air force planes at the airport and with them strafed and bombed the Chee Nai Mo military base four miles south of the sources said. Five bombs were reported dropped. No casualty figures were im- mediately available. and heard About town INFLATION CONSCIOUS Jesse Ingram and friend Fran Hamilton raiding cousin Mary McLean's gar- den to replenish their supply of potatoes and flowers Frans Elcmans using butter to clean oil spots from his ;