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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, August LETHBRIDGE Ford: Nixon has suffered enough Holds her own Officer Cadet Nancy-Jean Monseler, 19, the first woman to go through Cana- dian Forces training as parachutist at CFB Namao, just north of Edmonton, seems almost buried under equipment as she gets ready to board the aircraft for a jump A third-year physics student from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon cam- pus, she has won the respect of her instructors who say she has more drive and strength than some of the men in the course Specialists in all types of Engines ENGINE REBUILDING CYLINDER BORING AND RESLEEVING CRANKSHAFT REGRINDING WISCONSIN ENGINE Sales and Service Centre CUSTOM ENGINE PARTS LTD. 160S 3rd Avenue South Phone 328-8181 WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford said today he feels that Richaid Nixon has suffered enough for Watergate He said he will make no commitment now on what he might do should his predecessor face criminal prosecution Ford added that an eventual piesidential pardon remains an option, and "I do not rule it out At his first White Houe news conference, Ford also re- jected any return to wage- and-price controls in the United States as an inflation- fighting weapon Wage and price controls are out period Ford declared He also promised a budget- cutting drive to hold federal spending below billion during the year that ends next June 30 That would mean a spending reduction of at least 5 billion and Ford said it will convince people who might have some doubts that we mean business On other points, Ford that he probably will be a candidate for the presidency in 1976 Ford said he and Vice-President- designate Nelson Rockefeller would make a good team in that election vear adding that final judgment on the ticket will be up to the Republican convention the United States must accelerate Project In- dependence the effort to energv self sufficiency in the lace ol continuing limits on oil production by exporting coun- tries that if Cuba changes its policy toward us the administration will reconsider American policy He said any move toward closer ties wi'th Cuba would be in concert with other Western Hemisphere countries he supports the development ol a U S base on Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean He said this should not cause friction with the Soviet Union since the Soviets are operating three bases in the area Asked whether he would grant a pre-trial pardon to Nixon if the former president is indicted Ford again said he will make no commitment at this time 01 course I make the final decision, Ford said when asked whether presidential pardon remains an option 'I do have the option as presi- dent to make that decision 1 do not rule it out' Ford also said he can foresee no circumstances un- der which I can see the reim- position of wage and price controls Ford said it is up to special prosecutor Leon Jaworski to take whatever action he deems warranted against involved in the Watergate political espionage scandal No excuse for not buying proper food QUEBEC CITY (CP) Beryl Plumptre. chairman of the food prices review board, said Wednesday there is no justification for even the poorest consumer not being able to afford proper food But she said in notes for presentation during a panel discussion at the Canadian Hatthen Federation annual meeting neither is there justification for producers not being able to get a reasonable return for their efforts 'It is not reasonable lor the consumer to expect to eat cheaply at the expense of a producer struggling to survive against a constant threat ol bankrupts Mrs Plumptre said 'On the other hand food is too basic to our existence to allow illegitimate cost calou lations or the threat ol scarci to extort prices which pre- vent the poorest Canadian from eating nutritiously She said the board since its inception in 1973, has empha- sized the effects of food prices on consumers who are on low or fixed incomes The basic milk eggs and meats including chicken and received our special attention because of their importance to the basic diet of Canadians When Canadians cannot af- ford to buy these products, we are indeed in the midst of a serious crisis Mrs Plumptre rejected, however suggestions that she and Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan are at loggerheads over tood prices Canada Day marked in Expo '74 ceremony SPOKANE Wash (CP) A rockv four-acre island in the Spokane River was named Canadian territory Wednes- day in the opening ceremonies for Canada Day at Expo 74 A vear ago this land was covered an industrial laun- drv with all that implies, said Spokane Mayor David Rodgers Now the island is a per manent park Canada s 000 contribution to the En vironmental Exposition About 46 varieties of ever- greens and shrubs surround the Alberta outdoor amphithreatre the British Columbia pavilion with its 'awesome totem poles and a children s playground equipped with over-sized wooden animals Marcel Cadieux Canadian ambassador to the U S said that Expo 74 will be remem- bered as one of the impor- tant activities of this decade in focusing the attention of mankind on the urgent need to balance our national technological progress with sensituity for the pre- servation of the planet Brady Bunch' charged HOUSTON Tex (AP) Six members of a burglary ring calling themselves the Bradv Bunch have been charg- ed with capital murder in the deaths of five persons authorities said Charged Tuesdav night were Richard Vargas 23 Emily Vargas Saenz 20 Joe LOULS 24 Angel Fuentes 21 Ernest Men a 'i4 and Bernar- dino Sierra 25 all of Houston All were held without bail Assistant District Attorney George Karam said the charges might clear 25 to 30 burglaries and robberies and possibly other murders from police records The basic motive in all the murders was monev but one ol the victims was stabbed robb- ed and run over with a car foi messing around with my woman Sierra said I felt all right after I did it Karam said the gang oper- ated on spur of the moment decisions to rob and kill people Don Lambnght another as- sistant district attorney said there is a strong possibility that more charges would be forthcoming Wrong London 17-year-old Karen Janisse of London is wel- comed home by her mother at the London, Ontario airport Returning from Vancouver, she mistakenly took a flight to London, Eng via Winnipeg Oar Best Quality Pain is 1 1 I Choose from hundreds of custom colors in Breeze, Monamel and General Paint best quality finishes. 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