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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1974 32 Pages 15 CENTS Ford assumes punishment decision Nixon justice 6to a point9 Comment by CLIFTON DANIEL, New York Times Service WASHINGTON Leon Jaworski, the Watergate special prosecutor, got the word Wednesday from the president of the United States. The word was: let justice take its course in the case of Richard M. Nixon up to a point. And that point will apparently be when and if Presi- dent Ford decides to exercise his presi- dential option of ex- tending clemency to the former president. President Ford relieved Jaworski of the sole burden of deciding whether and how much the former president should be punished for the crime of Watergate assum- ing that he is found guilty of a crime. Ford accepted that responsibility himself, and said he would exercise it, but not before any charges were made or any action taken by a court or jury. That seemed to be an invitation to Jaworski to get cracking. The president avoided an outright promise of clemency to Nixon, if he should ever be in need of it, but Ford left no doubt that he was disposed toward leniency. Ford said at his conference that he subscribed to the view of Nelson A. Rockefeller, his nominee for vice president, and that Rockefeller's view coincided with that of the American people. Last Saturday, Rockefeller, echoing the words of Sen. Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania, the senate minority floor leader, said of Nixon, "he's been hung, and it doesn't seem to me that in addition he should be drawn and quartered. That attitude, as Ford seemed to be aware, was shared by a majority of 555 American voters who were polled for Newsweek magazine by the Gallup organization after President n resigned. Fifty-five per cent said they believed that any investigation of criminal charges against the former president should be dropped. In affirming his right as president to exercise the option of pardoning Nixon, Ford drew a subtle but clear distinc- tion between his former, widely-quoted statement on.the subject and his position today. "I do not think the public would stand for Ford told the senate rules committee at hearings on his confirma- tion to be vice president. But that was in response to a question on whether, if a president resigned, his successor would have the power to prevent a criminal investigation or prosecution of the former president. The question that was asked him Wednesday was whether he would use his pardoning authority. Ford's statements both then and now left the question of an investigation of Nixon in the hands of the prosecutors. In the matter of Watergate that means Jaworski and his staff. They have already begun to consider their options, and Nixon has presumably begun to consider his. In fact, his new lawyer, Herbert J. Miller Jr. of Washington, is reliably reported to have conferred with Jaworski already. (See story on-Page Hospitals pondering blueprint for change A blueprint recommending major changes in Lethbridge's health care system is under intensive study by city hospital boards. Special meetings to deal with the consultants' report are planned by both big city hospitals. The draft report recommends: A single "trauma" or emergency treatment centre be established at St. Michael's Hospital while Lethbridge Municipal put more emphasis on outpatient services but out- patient services would be retained at both hospitals; Both hospitals expand their "day surgery" programs to handle one-day stays in hospital. Present duplication of ef- fort be alleviated by establish- ment of a single obstetrics gynecology unit at Lethbridge Municipal and a single Greek-Cypriots want protection UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) The Greek-Cypriot government wants the Securi- ty Council to demand that Turkey let Greek-Cypriots, driven from their homes by New chairman Lethbridge lawyer Blaine A. Thacker Wed- nesday was appointed chairman of the board of governors of the Univer- sity of Lethbridge. He suc- ceeds Dr. Neil Holmes, who held the post for eight years. For story see Page 17. No Herald Labor Day The Herald will not publish Monday, Sept. 2, Labor Day. Ads for Thursday, Sept. 5, must be received by Friday and ads for Friday, Sept. 6, by noon Tuesday, Sept. 3. Classified advertisements received by a.m. Satur- day will appear Tuesday, Sept. 3. the invasion of Cyprus, return and live under the protection of United Nations troops. The plea was to be made to the council today at a meeting called at the request of the Greek-Cypriots to "consider the grave situation in Cyprus, including the refugee problem." The Greek- Cypriots claim that of their people are refugees from the nearly 40 per cent of the island that the Turkish inva- sion force has occupied. Cypriot Ambassador Zenon Rossides also was to tell the council that his government will let the UN peacekeeping force protect Turkish Cypriots in the Greek area if the Turks let the UN troops protect Greeks in the Turkish area. A spokesman for UN Secre- tary-General Kurt Waldheim said that during his visits to Athens, Ankara and Nicosia last weekend, he noted a gap between the Greek and Turkish positions and did not expect negotiations to resume "in the near future." Kenora agreement KENORA, Ont. (CP) A ten- tative agreement in the five- weeks-old Anicinabe Park dis- pute was announced Wednes- day night by the Ojibway Warriors Society and the town of Kenora. A joint statement said that if the one remaining and un- specified point of conten- tion between the province of Ontario and the society can be straightened out, the park could be opened to the public by next Tuesday. Mexican president's relative kidnapped GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) The government said today it will not negotiate with the kidnappers of the 83-year- old father-in-law of Mexico's president because it "does not make deals with criminals." Officials would not com- ment on a report that the kid- nappers demanded million and the release of "political prisoners" in ex- change for white-haired Jose Guadalupe Zuno Hernandez. The kidnapping on a busy street in the middle of Mex- ico's second largest city put President Luis Echeverria in a tough spot. He has repeated- ly said in the past year that the government will not negotiate with kidnappers. The guerrillas have killed several persons when their ransom demands were not met. Police and the army set up roadblocks on highways leading out of Guadalajara after Zuno was seized at a.m. Wednesday at one of the city's busiest intersections. Witnesses said four men armed with pistols and sub- machine guns pulled the old man and his chauffeur from their car, beat the chauffeur to the ground, bundled Zuno into another car and sped away, spraying the area with tear gas. Zuno, a veteran member of the left wing of the party that has ruled Mexico since 1929, was a former mayor of Gua- dalajara and was governor of Jalisco state in the mid-1920s. He is a retired army general. MONTREAL (CP) The RCMP confirmed Wednesday that Const. Robert Samson, a key witness in an inquiry into the July 26 bomb explosion outside a supermarket ex- ecutive's home, has been detaitied at RCMP head- quarters for the duration of the inquiry. An RCMP spokesman said late Wednesday that Const. and hord About town Melvin Hancock and Frank Gee, roof repairmen at the Bowman Arts Centre, denying fear, claiming the fall doesn't hurt, only the sudden stop at the bottom Debbie Boumans borrowing some sugar cubes, hoping to sweet talk a horse into a gentle ride. Samson, a seven-year RCMP veteran, will remain in deten- tion until Quebec Fire Com- missioner Cyrille Delage has rendered a decision as to whether there is sufficient evidence at the inquiry to warrant a trial. Const. Samson, 29, was taken into custody shortly after testifying at the first day of the inquiry Wednesday. Under the RCMP Act of 1959, the police can arrest and hold any force members for up to 30jdays pending a trial by an RCMP-appointed tribunal. After that period, the mem- bers would be released from custody unless contrary orders were given by the solicitor-general. Const. Samson testified at the inquiry that he went to the scene of the explosion, outside the home of Melvyn Dobrin, president of Steinbergs Ltd., after receiving an anonymous telephone call about "something interesting." He told the inquiry he spotted a bag on the back lawn of the house and "imagined that the bag might contain narcotics." But as he bent down to pick it up "all of a sudden I was seeing he said. However, a Montreal police officer, who interviewed Const. Samson in Montreal General Hospital shortly after the explosion said, the RCMP officer said he was to receive for planting the bomb. Sgt.-Det. Howard Langlais told the inquiry that during the questioning Const. Samson said he had already received for the act. Troop alert BEIRUT (Reuter) The Lebanese daily newspaper Al- Anwar today quoted Arab sources as saying Syrian arm- ed forces were placed on full alert Wednesday. pediatrics (child-care) unit at St. Michael's; Psychiatric care programs, other than in- patient programs, "be es- tablished or Extended care and rehabilitation programs be "rationalized" with assistance of a central place- ment officer, addition of alter- native programs and physical upgrading of the auxiliary hospital. Expansion and upgrading of other facilities and programs in three city hospitals are also recommended to meet the health needs of the Lethbridge region. But the steering committee for the regional health care study, which commissioned the report by Peat, Marwick and Partners earlier this year, has not elaborated on these recommendations. It has forwarded the draft report to hospitals in the region for study and possible changes before the consultants make their final recommendations. The committee hopes to report to the provincial hospital services commission by late fall. Chairman R. D. Campbell said Wednesday Implementation of the recommendations made by the committee could take about four years. Dr. Campbell said. "It's absolutely very impor- tant." LMH administrator Andy Andreachuk said of the report today. His board decid- ed Wednesday night to hold a special meeting Sept. 17 to consider the draft. Sister Clarissa, ad- ministrator of St. Michael's, said today that her board would probably set a date for a special meeting on the report when it holds its regular meeting next Thur- sday. She also said a difference in attitudes towards abortion between the municipal and Catholic hospitals was one reason the consultants recommended a single obstetrics gynecology unit be established at LMH instead of at St Michael's Canada can't afford long grain tie-up VANCOUVER (CP) The federal government has been told a six-week shutdown of the West Coast grain ex- porting industry could wreck the country's trading reputa- tion and cost prairie farmers million in lost sales. The warning was contained in a letter sent to Otto Lang, minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board, last week before strikes and lockouts paralyzed the grain handling industry here. The letter, by G. N. Vogel, chief commissioner of the Canadian Wheat Board, was released in Winnipeg Wednesday. However, that contention was labelled misleading by a Saskatchewan wheat pool of- ficial. Jim Wright, pool secretary, said the letter "was unfair because it indicates this will be a total loss in sales In reality, Mr. Wright said, there may be a delay in in- come "because we'll still have the grain and one could even speculate prairie iarmers will receive more later if the price of grain increases." However, Mr. Wright agreed the delays could damage Canada's reputation as a dependable grain supplier and the pool was "pleased the wheat board urged the recall of parliament to deal with the situation immediately." Mr. Vogel urged the govern- ment to take every action, including the immediate recall of Parliament if necessary, to end the dispute. The board estimated the dis- pute is costing million a day in lost sales. Mr Vogel told Mr. Lang that Canada's reputation as a dependable source of food supplies has already been damaged. "A strike now may well completely destroy this he said. He said the board lacks the capacity to divert shipments to the East Coast from here because the Great Lakes fleet is immobilized by another labor dispute "We will be out of stocks by Sept 6 and unable to meet our existing commitments out of the he said Mr. Vogel said that labor relations on the west coast "have not been a happy ex- perience in recent years." Nixon would write book for million think I can maybe Doc, the little Dachshund pup, must be wondering what he's done to deserve such short legs, as he tries to climb those "mountainous" steps that lead to the front door of his home in Warrenton, Virginia. Mmmm, wonder how mom got up there so fast? RCMP officer 'detained Beer delivery stalled Lethbridge liquor stores and hotels will begin to feel the pinch of lost beer sales bv Tuesday if a wage dispute by brewery delivery workers, who walked off their job at 8 a.m. today, isn't settled by then. The striking workers, about 200 in Alberta, are members of the Alberta Brewers' Agents Ltd., a delivery system jointly owned by Labatt's, Carling O'Keefe and Molson's breweries. The Alberta Liquor Control Board warehouse in North Lethbridge stopped taking orders from liquor stores and hotels this morning when pickets were set up by striking workers. The liquor stores are limiting sales to five dozen bottles per customer. Local hotels have stopped all off premise sales of beer to maintain on premise business longer. By ERIC PACE New York Times Service NEW YORK Roger W.- Straus Jr.. a New York publisher, says his company had been told by "a reliable intermediary" earlier this month that former president Richard M. Nixon "would entertain an offer of 'million" for the right to publish his memoirs. Niyon associates have made iii comment this week about literary plans, but a former assistant to him said that he understood the former president was planning to do a great deal of writing. And Scott Meredith, a New York literary agent, said that a Nixon aide had telephoned him after Nixon's resignation to ask whether the Nixon memoirs could indeed bring million as Meredith had previously eestimated. "I said without a Meredith reported, but Straus, the president of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, said, "I think million is more .than the property worth." is Inside Classified.......26-30 Comics............24 8 8 District...........19 8 8 Local g Markets...........25 Sports...........14-16 Theatres............7 8 TV.................6 Weather.............3 Youth ..............8 LOW TONIGHT 45; HIGH 70; FRIDAY SUNNY. Sea talkers envision fresh waves next year CARACAS (AP) The big United Nations Law of the Sea Conference ended its 10-week meeting on a quiet note today and preparations began for the next meeting in Geneva where hard bargaining is like- ly to produce a global treaty on the protection and use of the seas. The timetable calls for re- gional and bilateral meetings to work on issues before the Geneva conference opens next March 17 and continues until May 3 or May 10. if necessary. "The stage of discussion in the form of general statements and set speeches must be recognized as definitely said Hamilton Amerasinghe of Sri Lanka, the conference presi- dent. "The time has come for active, serious and earnest ne- gotiations. As the conference neared its end, participating countries approved a letter by conference president Hamilton Amerasinghe of Sri Lanka, advising the UN secretary-general of the March 17 to May 3 meeting and that national liberation groups, such as the Palestine Liberation Organization