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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetKbttdge Herald VOL. LXVII 58 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 19, 1974 PRICE: 10 CENTS 40 Pages Henry to resume peacemaker role WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon announced today that State Secretary Henry Kissinger will go to the Middle East for talks with Syrian and Israeli officials aimed at disengaging their military forces on the Golan Heights. The trip was agreed on at a White House meeting among Nixon, Kissinger and Foreign Ministers Ismail Fahmy of Egypt and Omar Sakkaf of Saudi Arabia. Separation of Israeli and Syrian forces along the Golan Rumors disturb Sirica WASHINGTON (AP) A federal judge today ordered White House lawyers and the special Watergate prosecutor staff to halt further public comment about investigations into the condition of the subpoenaed presidential tapes. U.S. District Judge John Si- rica summoned the lawyers to a closed meeting in the wake of a flurry of reports about the preliminary findings of a group of experts currently examining the subpoenaed Watergate-related tapes. After the meeting, which lasted more than an hour Si- rica, issued a statement saying: "All participants in the meeting have agreed that continued public comment on the grand jury's work by those who have any association with the investigation is inappropriate." The judge also said partici- pants in the meeting "have agreed to take several pre- cautionary measures to prevent the disclosure of matters which ought, for the time being at least, remain confidential." Upon reaching his office to- day the judge called Leon Ja- worski, special Watergate prosecutor, and James St. Clair, President Nixon's Watergate lawyer, for the meeting in his chambers. During the weekend, sources said one of the six court-appointed technical experts had told the White House and prosecutor's office early in January of suspicions that two of the recordings are not originals. St. Clair responded Sunday with-a statement which ac- knowledged that such a preliminary report had been made. Heights is believed to be the major obstacle to the lifting of the Arab oil embargo against the United States. No direct mention of the oil embargo was made by Nixon, Kissinger or the foreign ministers as they stood in the rain in the White House Rose Garden to report to correspondents on their 90- minute meeting. But the Saudian foreign minister did say that "we both believe something will happen and soon for the benefit of the United States" and the world. Nixon said he asked Kissinger "to go to the Middle East again" to meet with the Syrians and Israelis "with the objective of getting talks started." Kissinger had earlier ar- ranged disengagement of Egyptian and Israeli forces. Nixon spoke of the impor- tance of a permanent settle- ment in the Middle East, and vMiMiefAMB ItlVlltal UIC AiAMAAatviM to make comments. Both envoys lauded the decision to send Kissinger to try to spur the new negotiations. Kissinger reported "solid accomplishments" in advance of today's White House session. The positive note followed talks at the state department Monday between Fahmy and Sakkaf and the secretary. Reply awaited SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Randolph Hearst is awaiting reaction from his daughter's kidnappers on his plan to deliver f2 million for food for California's needy as a first step toward gaining Patricia Hearst's freedom. He also- is searching for a "tax-exempt, charitable organization" approved by the California attorney-general to handle the in personal said would be available today. "The money will be available, but we have to find a proper the president and editor of the San Francisco Examiner chairman of the Hearst Corp. told reporters Monday. Mitchell comes to trial NEW YORK (AP) Former attorney-general John Mitchell and former commerce secretary Maurice Stans made a final, vain effort today to abort or delay their federal criminal trial, the first in the last half-century involving members of a president's cabinet. Stans' lawyer, John Diuguid, renewed his request to dismiss the charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice against the two, to move the trial out of New York City or to delay it indefinitely. He contended that pre-trial publicity has made a fair trial impossible. "Hie prejudicial massive publicity in this case has continued right up to the present Diuguid told U.S. District Judge Lee Gagliardi. Diuguid cited the Senate Watergate committee's inter- ruptions of its hearings in Washington because of the pending trial of Mitchell and Stans and special prosecutor Leon Jaworski's comments vouching for the reliability of John Dean, who was scheduled to be a key witness in the present trial. As he had before, Gagliardi advised the defence that the only way to determine whether a fair jury can be selected is to begin the process of examining prospects. Mitchell, 60, attorney- general during President Nixon's first four-year term, and Stans, 65, Nixon's first secretary of commerce, are charged with accepting a under-the-table contribution to Nixon's 1972 re-election campaign from fugitive financier Robert Vesco, 37. In return, the United States government claimed, they pledged "to exert their in- fluence" in sidetracking a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation of Vesco's multi-nullion-doUar corporate empire. Harrassed moose for the locals A moose for the chasing PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. (CP) A moose that wandered into downtown Prince George Saturday was shot after it collapsed with a broken leg following two hours ofjjarnigmaatihy townspeople. RCMP and conservation officers searched for the animal after a motorist reported seeing it. They found it hiding between two lines of railway cars in mis central British Columbia city. Brian Clapp, a conservation officer, was not able to administer a tranquilizer so that the moose could be calmed and moved to a safe spot because an onlooker kicked the animal It ran downtown as the crowd of pursuers multiplied, honking horns, throwing snowballs, shouting, and hitting it Eventually thepanicky moose fell down a steep embankment and collapsed in a ditch, where it was shot after conservation officers were unable to help it get out. Mr. Clapp said the incident was an enormous disappointment, adding the moose was about five years old, entering his prime and completely healthy. Ford's GOP stronghold fractured by Watergate GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) Using Watergate as his war cry, a Democrat who had been a consistent political loser has captured Vice- President Gerald Ford's former House of Repre- sentatives seat, defeating a Republican who had never lost an election. "We are sending a message to Washington Rich- ard, VanderVeen told a cheering crowd celebrating his victory Monday night in breaking a 64-year Republican lock on Michigan's 5th Congressional District seat. Using tic theme that the special election to fill Ford's Pioneer youth leader dies in city at 77 George B. McKillop, supervisor of physical education for Lethbridge elementary schools for 42 years and active supporter of youth activities in the city, died Monday at the age of 77. Mr. McKillop was born Oct. in Lethbridge, the son of Rev. Charles McKillop who came to Lethbridge in 1885. Besides his long career with the public schools, Mr. McKillop was superintendent of Southminster United Church Sunday school for more than 20 years. Mr. McKillop was hired asa physical training instructor for Lethbridge schools at the beginning of the First World War. He then went overseas with the 2nd Tank Battalion and served as a physical training and musketry instructor. He also served in the Second World War and attained the rank of captain. He received several medals and was named a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British He served on the city's Parks and Recreation Commission, and has worked with that board as chairman. He also worked with the YMCA, St John's Ambulance Brigade and was army cadet instructor for 25 years. McKillop School, 5th Ave. and 2Ist St N., was named in his honor in 1956. unexpired term was a "referendum on President VanderVeen received votes to for favored Republican Robert VanderLaan. Two minor- party candidates got only votes between them. As be did throughout his campaign, VanderVeen, a 51- year-old corporation lawyer, called again Monday night for President Nixon's resignation, "so we may put Watergate behind us, not before us." Michigan Republican Chair- man William McLaughlin said: "Watergate killed us. I don't know of anything else. That's the issue that VanderVeen made. We got our Republicans out, and that's a Republican district Without a doubt there is a message. People don't like what's going on in Washington." He said the election fore- shadows "a tough year" for Republicans. VanderLaan, 43, who had never lost in 15 previous elec- tions, refused to discuss bis loss. Ford seemed stunned by the outcome. "You can't mean that" the vice-president Una an aide wben he learned of VanderLaan's loss. Warden quits, flays Edmonton officials CALGARY (CP) James Jackson, warden of the Calgary Correctional Institution, announced his retirement Monday, saying his treatment during the Harradence inquiry into brutality at the jail was a major factor in his decision. He and bis staff were exonerated of an charges of brutality by the inquiry last November. Mr. Jackson, who will assume the post of executive director of tbe John Howard Society on March 1, said the Uealiiienl be received during the inquiry featured a' reversal of justice "with a public servant presumed guilty until proven innocent" "Even a common criminal is presumed innocent until proven guilty in our but I was not afforded tbe same be said in an inlei view. The warden said be no grudges against Calgary lawyer Milt Harradence who was chairman of the inquiry, or wltb tbe Harradence Wuicn recommended improvements at tbe jail, but condemned the general aliiiustyjbeie surrounding tbe inquiry. It became apparent duiing the bearing that some high officials of the corrections branch in Edmonton "didn't give a damn about me" or tbe he said. Despite pleas for added staff at the institotion, and illustrations of severe overcrowding of prisoners, tbe provincial government has done almost nothing to correct the problem, be said. Mr. Jackson said be doesn't expect any problems adjusting to bis new job at the John Howard Society because of his 17 years of experience in the correctional field. He felt be could do more in the field of corrections outside the institution than inside Tbe warden's retirement comes IS months before what would bave been his mandatory ivtiranenl date. Yates message: keep power plant By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer An obviously partisan crowd at the Yates Memorial Centre left little doubt Monday night about what it wants the city to do with its power plant. Keep it, they said, in their loud applause and cheers for speaker after speaker who decried the sale of the plant and urged a referendum; in their booing when Mayor Andy Anderson cut off one speaker whose time allotment bad run out; and in nearly all staying to the end of the meeting. It all led one alderman to mutter, "They're saying give us all the facts and then we'll vote to retain the plant." "It's become a very emotional issue and I'm afraid it's going to stay that way." Emotions running high coming iaifily emotions were running high when lead-off speaker Roger Rickwood, presenting a brief for several university faculty students, drew a picture of Lethbridge citizenry freezing in the dark after some future Calgary Power break-down, all because the city sold its own plant. "Is it worth a few cents saved per he asked and got a big of applause, cheers, ar of "more! Hie meeting even heard an admission from Deputy Mayor Vaughan Hembroff that city council, apparently considered by many the No. 2 villains in the piece right behind Calgary Power, are actually biased in favor of retaining the plant. "I've sat on council for the last six years and this decision has-been coming along for a long he said. "I've never heard anyone say get rid of the plant In all honesty our bias is against buying all our power." "The said the deputy mayor, who is chairman of council's power study committee, "is how much we as citizens are prepared to pay for Later, after the meeting ended, he remarked: "These people seem prepared to pay almost any price for it." But he also said he was rised there weren't more lie at the meeting. "It amazes me there wasn't standing room he said. Another observer, noting that the city has more man bill-paying electric consumers, termed anything less than a full house an indication of a lack of real public interest in the issue. Others felt, however, that a turn-out of more than 300 people at such a meeting was high. Fall referendum possible consultant Harold Moser said he was not surprised at' the support shown for keeping the city power plant, as this was usually the citizen reaction in most municipalities faced with the question of selling a power plant. City council was asked, but declined to make a statement on the possibility of a referendum. But Deputy Mayor Hembroff said later that as far as a referendum was concerned, it may be possible to provide the public with sufficient information by the time the civic elections are held this fall. While nobody said as much Monday night, the issue could apparently go to a referendum if enough signatures are collected on a petition asking for one. According to the Municipal Government Act, a plebiscite on a money bylaw may be forced if five per cent of the proprietary electors re- quest one by petition. In the last civic election hi 1971, there were nearly eligible voters meaning that a petition would require the signatures of at least 900 property owners. Whatever the-outcome of the referendum question, council is not going to act in haste on -the power plant issue. Mayor Anderson told the meeting council will give it serious consideration over a long period of time before a decision is made. Deputy Mayor Hembroff said after the meeting council's power study committee will meet within a few days to work on an approach; and a timetable for consideration of the power plant issue will be on council's agenda in three weeks. "I don't think all the facts are he said. The deputy mayor said the city will have to work to see what financing is available for possible expansion of the city plant, but initial explorations have been rather fruitless. He said City Manager Allister Fimflay will discuss possible financing with the minister of municipal affairs in the near future. He added: "We will continue negotiations with Calgary Power to reach the best price in the event we do decide to sell." By KEVIN DOYLE LONDON (CP) As Brit- ain's election campaign moves into its final phase, Labor Leader Harold Wilson seems to have discovered the issues he believes will decide the outcome. The Opposition leader still trails Prime Minister Edward Heath in all opinion polls, but the gap has suddenly narrowed" After a lacklustre performance at the opening of the campaign, Wilson now gives the impression that he has found new life. The change began during the weekend when a series of statistics, damaging to the government, provided him with a chance'to expand the issues far beyond the areas on which the Tories had hoped to concentrate. How effectively he can erode the Tories' strength with his new attack is anyone's guess. But he seems to have en- sured, at least, that the ques- tions of rising prices and the development of North Sea oil will be central to the campaign until the votes are cast on Thursday, Feb. 28. The change in Wilson's per- sonal conduct of the campaign remarkable. Following a week in which he allowed an aide to direct his daily news conferences and his answers tended to be vague and evasive, Wilson now commands centre stage. He sprinkles his concise, forceful replies with wit and a folksey kind of humor. Wilson's most effective attack at the moment seems to be on the issue of prices which figures show rose by three pence (6.75 cents) in the pound during January alone. The same statistics showed that the cost of living last year rose by 12 per cent over 1972 and some foods, such as chicken, had risen by as much as 70 per cent since the Conservatives took office 'in 1970. Heath, appearing to be on the defensive Monday for one of the first times in the campaign, blamed rising world prices of food and other raw materials, notably oil, for two-thirds of the domestic price increases. The remainder, he said, was caused largely by the depreciation of sterling since it was allowed to float in June, 1972. But Wilson, whose news conference follows Heath's within minutes each day, shot back that these figures were deceitful and impossible to calculate accurately. Day an 'won't join' next Israeli cabinet JERUSALEM (AP) De- fence Minister Moshe Dayan ced be will refuse to been .under fierce criticism for Israeli setbacks at the start of the October war. and Iward About town Kesanjc Dolma planning to celebrate New Year's on Feb. 23 with a banquet at the Buddhist Church Tibetan New Year's, that is Dorothy Aadenoa trying to show die's still got the stuff to keep a hula hoop moving around her hips. join the next Israeli government because of criticism of bis handling of the October war against the Arabs, the state radio said today. Dayan made the announce- ment to colleagues in his dominant Labor party, the radio said. It stated that Dayan told the RaO faction of the party be win not serve in the next cabinet "because of criticism being voiced against him in the Labor party." The radio quoted Dayan as saying be "no longer knows which party be belongs to." It made no mention of whether be plans to remain in politics or retire from public life. 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