Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
VOL. LXVI No. 214 The LetHbridge Herald AUGUST 1973 PRICE 10 CENTS TWO PAGES News analysis 'Lewis all air Liberals claim VICTOR MACKJE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA huff and he'll but he won't blow the House That was the comment of a senior member of Prune Minister Pierre Trudeau's cabinet when asked to asssss the New Democratic Party's two- day special caucus. As it turned out the minister summed up suc- cintly the appearance of David national lead- er of the before the press when he sought to explain his party's position. It took some explain- ing and ended with the harassed leader losing his cool. Mr. Lewis and he but he made it clear his party is not prepared at this or for some indefinite to throw the Liberal minority government out of office. It was one of the most awkward press conferences Mr. Lewis has had to face for some time. Sounding retreat He had been blowing the on his trum- pet before the Vancouver convention of the party last month. Now after hearing the members of the NDP suggest he had been premature with those blasts he was left on his own to appear before the press and sound the retreat. Ruefully members of his own after read- Ing press watching TV and hearing radio wondered aloud why their leader had not just bluntly acknowledged he had made a mistake. one ever gets crucified for admitting he made a mistake. But when you guys heard him trying to explain the reversal in his position you crucified was the way one prominent NDP'er summed it up. That is not quite accurate. The press did rot Mr. Lewis. The reporters were genuinely puzzled and pressed for an explanation how Mr. Lewis could roar like a lion earlier this summer and now was trying to purr like a pussy cat. David by by training and by in- stinct is a fighter. He found himself ii a hot spot and tried to squirm out of it. When he couldn't he began to lash out at his interrogators. The more peevish and snappish Mr. Lewis be- came the tnore the media men and women pressed their questions. It was a poor show from the point of view of the NDP and surprisingly inept for 1 man of their leader's calibre who has had years of experience in parrying questions from the press. Reporters puzzled Speaking to about delegates at the party's national convention late in July in Vancouver he was a belligerent leader and the delegates loved his oratory. can't tell you when the next election will take he said. I find it difficult to imagine being able to tolerae the Trudeau govern- ment very much Cheers and pplause. Too bad David. You may not be able to tolerate Trudeau or his bunch but your NDP members of parliament find them highly That was the message they gave their fire- breathing leader at the caucus. He got the message loud and clear turned off the fire and backed way from his the rascals line to the more moderate give them another ap- proach. After the press conference his back benchers we're sorry to chuckling somewhat mischieveously over the awkward situation they had put their leader in. got the best of both world's said one. some of the voters say we should get tougher with Trudeau we can point to David's words at the convention. If seme suggest we're being too hard on the government we can point to David's words at the press con- ference. Inside 'It seems to follow ma Classified 26 Comics 8 Comment 5 District 3 Family 19 Local News 16 Markets 25 Sports 13 Entertainment T TV 6 Weather 2 Youth 24 LOW TONIGHT HIGH FRIDAY Arrives for arraingment Edwin M. Gaudet and his are shown after being broughf from Arroyo Hondo to Albuquerque for arraignment on a federal warrant charging Gaudet with threatening the life of President Nixon. Bail set at for former policeman N.M. Edwin a former New Orleans policeman accused of threatening President Nixon's is in the Bernalillo County Jail today in lieu of bail. The 29-year-old resident of a Ta-os-area commune surren- dered peacefully Wednesday after police combed Cre Sangre de Cristo Mountains for him for almost three days. The search began Monday afternoon when Edwin Gaudet slipped away from a Secret Service agent who was trying to serve a federal warrant at the Morning Star about 12 miles north of Taos. After Gaudet told govern- ment is oryanized crime. The Pope is the head of the Mafia. And I support Angela Davis for president.'' He was taten to Albuquerque for an appearance before U.S. Magistrate Robert who set bail. Another hearing was set for Aug. 30 to determine whether there is enough evi- dence to warrant transferring him to New Orleans for trial. The charge carries a max- imum penalty of a fine and five years in prison. The Secret Service said it has no evidence Unking Gaudet to an alleged conspiracy to kill the Journal faces bomber EDMONTON A man claiming to have a bomb enter- ed the library of The Edmon- ton Journal today and threat- ened to blow the place up. He asked to see of the paper's April editions and told the four library staff members and another Journal worker to leave. The library is located next to the newsroom on the third floor of the four-storey build- ing at 101 Street and 100 Ave. Police ordered the building evacuated and all but a few employees from the scene left. A librarian said the man en- tered about a.m. MDT car- rying a good looking suitcase. had his hand in a tin can or something and told us it was the trigger. didn't take us very long to get out. had been in yesterday and asked to look at the micro- film for the months of April. we told him the month's film wasn't on file he left and was quite pleasant about After some initial conlusion Journal publisher Ross Munro went to the library to talk to the man. president during a visit to New Orleans Monday. The warrant says that Gaudet said in a New Orleans drug store on or about Aug. ought to kill Presi- dent Nixon. If no one has the I'll do Mrs. Gaudet has said she and her husband were not in New Orleans Aug. 15. was not in New Orleans last he said. were and we liave numerous witnesses to prove that if any- body will just Now it's official Henry earns post By GRAHAM LOVELL WASHINGTON Henry the German- born academic who helped fash- ion United States foreign policy for has been named state post many believe he held in all but name for most of President Nixon's administration. If confirmed by the he will replace William the president's long-time con- friend and and the last member of Nixon's original cabinet appointed Jan. 19S9. is returning to pri- vate law practice in New although some sources believe he might return to government with an ambassadorial posi- to which has been vacant for several months. a dynamic 50-year- old former Harvard is expected to give back to the state department the impetus that many feel he himself might have sapped during the years he served as Nixon's principal foreign policy adviser in the White House. issinger win be the first state secretary of state in U.S. history who is not a natural- born U.S. citizen. His parents were Jewish refugees who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s. President who an- no u n c e d the appointment HENRY KISSINGER Wednesday at a news confer- ence in San said Kissinger will retain his role as adviser on national se- curity affairs. The double role could pose problems within the state de- partment and some observers believe. His energetic approach to problem-solving might ruffle the bureaucratic manner of the U.S. state de- partment. In there was some concern that he might use his position as White House na- tional security adviser as a means to be less than candid on foreign policy developments. Nixon I wont quit SAN Calif. saying that Watergate is under the and giving ex- planations that conceded no personal responded Wednesday for the first time in five months to direct questions about the scandal that has shaken his presidency. shall not Nixon said. When questioning veer- ed from it moved to another area of ru- mored the Maryland political payoff investigation in- volving Vice-President Spiro Agnew. Nixon expressed confidence in his two-time running mate as Agnew did voiced outrage at leaks to news media from sources close to the case. In another cover-up area touched at the end of the ses- the president said be had no apology for ordering bomb- ing in neutral Cambodia during 1968. The bombing was a secret until recently ana had been cov- ered up fay false military re- ports. Nixon said It helped save American lives. Nixon gave a masterful performance at his televised San Clemente press conference here. His handling of a supposedly vicious press corps is bound to win him popularity points. the content did not quite match the performance. It was more show than tell. Nixon was able to de-fuse much of the tension with a dash of honey and a helping of took the bite out of some of the toughest questions by joking and smiling. It was certainly not the bear- pit many had thought the presi- dent would fall into when he faced the press for the first time since Marcu to answer questions about the Watergate affair and the flood of allega- tions released during its investi- gation by the Ervin Senate by grand juries and by a special prosecutor. The questions were relatively mannerly during the 49-minute open-air conference. Although there were occa- sional signs of if not overt in Nixon's per- it was generally good humored and very professional. Nixon was able to turn aside the toughest either by direct denial of implications that he had acted improperly or by indirect diversion of the main point raised. One issue which lie failed to is the res- ignation of Secretary of State William disclosed shortly before the press confer- ence began. Nixon was one asked him any questions about it. But it is a severe blow be- cause Rogers enjoys the reputa- tion of being a thoroughly de- cent man and because his resig- nation came in the context of Watergate. Rogers resigned only 48 hours after he had publicly deplored the excuse of national security for illegal acts. He specifically singled out the burglary of the office of Dr. Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist in 1971. But in gen- eral terms Rogers was also repudiating Nixon's major de- national security justified extraordinary meas- ures in covert intelligence gath- ering. At the press conference Nixon Less deliveries by dairies Cheaper milk wanted RED DEER Stores should be allowed to sell milk for less than dairies charge to deliver it to Canada Safeway has told the Public Utilities Board. But under close questioning from a dairy a Safe- way spokesman said this could mean a shift of up to 22 million quarts of milk a year to stores from delivery vans. Jim Hart of man- ager xof Safeway's wholly-own- ed Lucerne Foods told a utility board hearing home de- livery adds significantly to the cost of milk. The hearing Is into an appli- cation by Alberta milk pro- ducers to raise the price to farms by a hundredweight to Some dairy farmers have said they need at least to cover rising mostly feed. Four Alberta dairies are also seeking an increase of 1.5 to 1.6 cents on a quart of homogen- ized milk which now sells for a minimum 33 cents. hart said Lucerne Foods sold all its milk through Safe- way's 91 stores to which it was hauled by MacDonald's Con- another Safeway sub- sidiary. Safeway's share of the 60 million quarts of fluid milk sold in Alberta last year was 9.2 per cent. Mr. Hart said there is no denying lower milk prices in stores would attract who would buy other things as but it is in the interest of consumers to provide milk at the lowest cost. Where milk is sold for less In such as the price is four cents below that for home deliveries. In Winnipeg the saving is two Toronto eight and Saska- toon he said. Earl McLeod of na- tional superintendent of Palm said in Alberta the price saving would range from 1.5 to 4.5 cents. One of the reasons t for this Is that milk packaged for stores was in paper the most expensive form packaging. stuck to his strange argument that it had not been necessary to report tliis burglary to the judge in the trial of Ellsberg in the Pentagon papers case be- cause nothing had actually been stolen.. It was that Nixon suddenly waxed eloquent about taped tions with his former John yet he could not re- member the details of another controversial also presumably with acting FBI Director Patrick Gray shortly after the Watergate break-in of June 1972. Nixon strongly reiterated his argument against releasing tapes of White House conversa- tions to the Ervin committee or the courts. He maintained that his former top H. R. Hal- had been allowed to lis- ten to only one tape of a con- versation at which Haldeman was present. But he overlooked Haldeman's testimony that ha had bsen given several tapes to take home after his resignation as White House chief of staff. Nixon also failed to give a convincing explanation of his claim to have pursued thorough investigations of the Watergate affair. But he was able to turn aside a question about this by making light of another in- saying had former attor- ney-general John Mitchell told him he knew would have blown my stack just as I did at Ziegler the other It proved to be a clever way of avoiding nasty questions about that which occurred in New Orleans Mon- day when Nixon angrily shoved Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler and told him to send newsmen away. City packing men face loss of jobs By RIC BWIHART Herald Staff Writer Lethbridge meat packing plants may be forced to lay off employees temporarily in Uie face of substantially reduced cattle movement caused by the rotating rail strike in Alberta. Archie plant man- ager for Canadian Meats said production at his plant has been reduced 40 per cent by the rail strike. He said employee layoffs are now being considered and wfll occur unless something chang- es very soon. Both Swift Canadian Co. Ltd. and Canada Packers Ltd. in Lethbridge reported production has been reduced because of the rail strike. The problem facing packing plants is transportation. With- out guaranteed movement for the parishable they are simply not killing the ani- mals. Because of pressure on pack- Ing the packer buyers are not able to negotiate with cattle producers and feedlot op- erators. Dick owner of Valley Feeders in the riverbottom west of said the first im- pact of the rail strike hit hia feedlot this week. He offered 400 animals for sale to the packing industry in the city there were no takers. the packing plants won't buy or can't we can't move the said Mr. Gray. than 90 per cent of the cattle slaughtered in Leth- bridge moves by rail. With the rail the plants have their hands he said. oi restricteS move- feedlot operators in tho south are facing added costs. Mr. Gray said the 400 animals which weren't are costing him per bead per day to keep. to the problem Is an actual over-supply in Montreal caused directly by tha rail strike. The majority of refrigerated rail cars are in Eastern Can- ada or en taking away possible storage room for Leth- bridge packing plan's. Native studies nixed at V of L A Native American studies program has been rejected for introduction at the University of Lethbridge this fall and private funding may be lost as a result of the decision. B.C. Tel struck at coast VANCOUVER About employees of British Col- umbia Telephone which op- erates telephone service to most parts of stayed off the job today following instructions from their the Federa- tion of Telephone not to report to work. The walkout was officially called for 8 when a ma- jority of day workers start their federation president Gor- don Cooper said. pick- et lines were thrown up as early as 6 a.m. and workers refused to cross them. Mr. Cooper said only workers in the Vancouver from Horseshoe 10 miles north- west of to Chilli- 60 miles east of Van- couver in the Fraser are affected. It was not immediately known what effect the which the union says may con- tinue past will have oq telephone service In a letter expressing the pro- vincial government Walter deputy minister of advance education sug- gested the department will not be evaluating or approving any new programs for introduction to university curricula until it has formulated new policies and procedures for program devel- opment. The department doesn't ex- pect its new policies to be in effect before the end the year. Native research people were hoping for early government ap- proval of the program so is could have been gradually in- troduced during the next year for full operation in the fall of 1974. They alp fear the govern- ment's failure to or even evaluate the program at the present may have lost additional financial backing from a private concern. The Donner a Toronto group interested in In- dian education ex- pressed an interest in partially funding the U of L program if the government was prepared to offer a definite commitment toward the projects approval. and heard About town THIRST United Church min- ister Ken Jordan assur- ing denomination members his purple preaching garb is not an aspiration towards claiming Anglican Church primacy Jim Wilson laughing at neighbors who thought their zucchini squash Was a funny cucumber.