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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Jury to rule on weightlifting Action continued in both the debating and sports arenas at the Canada Winter Games today as a three- man jury struggled with a controversy over weightlifting points while the figure skating, judo and volleyball competitions moved into their final rounds. Ontario, the defending Games champion, had one of its better days Thursday, winning three of the four gold medals awarded two in judo and one in weightlifting. MKDALCOUNT Medal standings after the ninth day of competi- tion at the Canada Winter Games: :i Gold Sil Br Quebec........24 18 17 Ontario........17 14 13 B.C............11 j Alberta .8 Manitoba.......5 J.N.W.T..........2 Saskatchewan .1 Newfoundland .1 New Brunswick Yukon..........0 Nova Scotia___..0 P.E.I...........0 (Extra silver medals awarded in speedskating and extra bronzes in gym- POINT TALLY i: Point standings after the ninth day of competition: j Quebec............. 143 Ontario............. 134 British Columbia 131 Alberta......'....... 125 Manitoba 114 Saskatchewan....... 102 Nova Scotia......... 89 New Brunswick ..__ 75 P.E.I............... 59 Newfoundland....... 53 :N.W.T.............. 23 Yukon.............. But because team points are not awarded until the end of competi- tion in each sport, it did not necessarily make up any ground in its battle to overtake Quebec for the over-all cham- pionship. Thursday's gold- medal winners were 11- year-old Yvonne Anderson of North Van- couver, B.C., in the women's B singles figure 'skating, Phil Takahashi, 17, of Ot- tawa, in the 127-pound judo, Harry Nadolny, 16, of Brampton, Ont., in the 187-pound judo, and Terry Hadlow of Elliot Lake, Ont., in the lightweight weightlif- ting. i Quebec and Ontario each have two golds in weightlifting and Que- bec has a slight lead in the team standings' However, because of a marathon argument over whether to use the Games or international weightlifting points systems, their team points may not count toward the Games title. The weightlifters want points counted on the basis of 12 for first place, nine for second, eight for third and so on down to one. The Games technical advisory board proposed that the competition be allowed to go ahead and medals be awarded but that no weightlifting points be counted in team standings. The chefs de missions, headed by Quebec, protested and the decision was left to a three-man jury which met Thursday and meets again today. It will render its decision before today's weightlifting competition so that the athletes may decide whether to finish their last five events or quit and go home. Back in the sports arena, meanwhile, B.C., Quebec, Ontario and Alberta remained tied atop the table ten- nis round-robin standings with 6-0 records. At least two will drop from the undefeated column today as B.C. plays Alberta and Ontario and Quebec meets Alberta. In women's volleyball, favored Manitoba meets Que- bec in one semi-final and Alberta plays B.C. in the other with the final scheduled for tonight. The 127-pound judo final ended when Takahashi threw Doug Wilson of Whitehorse, Yukon, and finished with a 5-0 record. Wilson won the Yukon's first medal of the Games, a silver, beating Martial Despres of Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Que., who took the bronze. Alberta at a glance JUDO Guy Pomahac of Lethbridge failed in his medal bid, losing three of five bouts. Ted Bolseng lost two of his three matches. WEIGHTLIFTING Two Edmonton lifters Malcolm Gomes and Ken Christensen finished fifth and sixth in the lightweight' category. HOCKEY The Lethbridge Native Sons lost 4-1 to Quebec and now enter the semi-finals with a 4 and 1 win-loss record. VOLLEYBALL Alberta women lost to Manitoba 15-10 and 15-13 and defeated Newfoundland 15-3 and 15-9. Alberta is in the 'playoffs which conclude today. Our men's team has been eliminated. TABLE TENNIS Alberta is one of four undefeated teams. Alberta defeated Northwest Territories, New Brunswick and Manitoba and we now have a 6-0 record heading into the third day of competition today. FIGURE SKATING Kerry Smith of Calgary won a bronze medal in the women's B singles event. For more Games core rage see Pages The Lethbridge Herald LXVIII-60 LEIHBHIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1975 -year jail terms for Nixon cohorts 15 Cents JOHN SEES BRIGHT SIDE There's a silver lining to every cloud. John Mitchell's optimism was not daunted by be- ing handed a prison sentence today for his part in the Watergate cover-up. He commented after: "It could have been a hell of a lot worse. He could have sentenced me to spend the rest of my life with Martha Mitchell." Mitchell and his wife are separated. WASHINGTON (AP) Three men closest to Richard Nixon when he was president of the United States were sentenced today to serve at least years in prison for covering up the Watergate scandal. U.S. District Judge John Si- rica pronounced the sentences of 2Vi to eight years on John Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrjichman, ignoring a plea by Ehrlichman's lawyer that he be allowed to work with New Mexico Indians instead of going to prison. A fourth defendant, Robert Mardian, was sentenced to 10 months to three years. All four men have said they will appeal and they were allowed to remain free without bail. The sentence given the de- fendants means they must serve the minimum time im- posed without opportunity for probation. But they can apply within four months to Sirica for reduction of method that has brought results for others sentenced in the Watergate case by the judge. Mitchell, Haldeman and Eh- rlichman had been convicted of conspiring to- obstruct justice, obstructing, justice and multiple counts of lying under oath. Their sentencing marks the beginning of an appeals process that might lake two years or more to complete. All were expected to remain free most of that time. None of the defendants standing before Judge Sirica made any statement in his own behalf, and only the lawyers for Haldeman and Ehrlichman made any lengthy speeches before Sirica pronounced sentence. "Whatever Bob Haldeman did, he did not for himself but for the president of the United said John Wilson, Haldeman's lawyer. Ehrlichman's lawyer, Ira Lowe, said the court had the power to impose a sentence that did not call for im- prisonment. He said Ehrlichman had spent much of the time since the New Year's Day conviction looking for areas where he might put his legal experience to the best use. He said that Ehrlichman, a land-use lawyer, had in- vestigated the plight of eight Indian Pueblos in a very remote area of Northern New Mexico and said the people are in dire need of help that Ehrlichman is uniquely qualified to provide. But Sirica took no note of Lowe's appeal when he pro- nounced sentence. Drumheller Socreds still behind Taylor RICK EHVIN Photo Snowy stroll Three Winter Games athletes from Scotia trudge downtown Thursday morning during the storm that dumped four inches of snow on Lethbridge. Robert Legge, lefi, of Sort Williams, Stephen Garden of En- field and Thomas MacDonell of Almsdale are not daunted by the blizzard, fueled by winds gusting to 35 m.p.h., that forced re-scheduling of four out-of-town hockey games. Swn and heird About town Claresholm hospital patient Arnold Norgard claiming he must be ready to, go home because "the nurses sure look Tim Westwood ex- ercising his neck muscles try- ing to take pictures of the large figure skating classes Thursday. By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer Members of the Drumheller Social Credit executive meet Alberta Social Credit League officials in Calgary tonight to discuss Gordon Taylor's Irish terrorists kill three BELFAST (AP) Terrorists killed- three men and wounded 27 others in a day of violence that threaten- ed the Irish Republican Ar- my's 11-day-old ceasefire in Northern Ireland. Most of the casualties were caused by bombs late Thurs- day night at two Belfast bars owned by Roman Catholics. Police suspected Protestant extremists. At least six persons have been killed since the IRA's Provisional wing called a ceasefire Feb. 10, and most of the dead have been Catholics. Security officials feared if the attacks on Catholics con- tinued, the Provisional would call off the truce-and resume their guerrilla war. .defection from the party. The constituency associa- tion is determined not to run a candidate against Mr. Taylor, who bolted the parly Thurs- day to run as an Independent Social Credit candidate. "We basically have faith in the man and he is the best man tq represent this association president Jack Rooms, 35, said today. Mr. Hoome, past president Francis Porter, who is also past president of the league, and association vice presidents Frank De Ber- nardo and Sam Kusenko will meet party leader Werner Schmidt, league president 'Elizabeth Sidor, and league executive director Eric Lingnau in the Calgary Inn tonight. Party officials were in Calgary today to launch the Socreds' -campaign for the March 26 provincial election. "There will be no Mr. Roome said flatly. Asked what the association would do if the league officials say the party should run a candidate in Drumheller, he said the ex- ecutive "will have to cross that bridge when it comes." "There is no animosity between the association and he said. "Mr. Taylor is in total, agreement with the league and Mr. Schmidt as leader. But as a fairly .strong man of principle, he couldn't get along with some members of the caucus. "That made the last session of the legislature pretty un- bearable for him. He doesn't believe in opposition for the sake of opposition." Mr. Taylor, 64, said he left the caucus because he claim- ed it is opposed to the Syncrude oil sands project, and has not backed the government in its confron- tations with Ottawa over resource control. See related comment on Page 19. Inside ft Ife 'He's just winding up a meeting with Johnny Miller. Can you call 36 Pages Classified........30-34; Comics............28 j Comment...........4; 19-21 Family.........22, 23 Markets ...........29 Spofts...........11-15; Theatres............5; Travel.............24 TV............5, 7-10 i Weather..........., 3 j At Home .......___6? Low tonight 20 i high 40 sunny, windy. Canada, U.S. to exchange plans for pipeline treaty Herald Washington Bureau WASHINGTON Canadian and United States government officials plan to exchange drafts of a pipeline treaty at a negotiating meeting here next week. Such a treaty would have major significance in Canada- U.S. relations in the years ahead, fraught with uncertain- ty and potential clashes on energy supplies. A treaty also would boost the chance of success for a joint natural gas pipeline through Alaska and Canada. Basic agreement on the broad principle of a treaty has already been reached, but no details have been discussed. Both sides are now working on presentations for the forthcoming meeting. Turks have upper hand in Cyprus partition issue NEWS ANALYSIS By STEVEN V. ROBERTS New York Times Service ATHENS When the Turkish Cypriots announced last week that they were forming an independent state. the Greek side decided to take the matter to the United Nations. Asked why, a Greek diplomat replied with a helpless shrug "What are (he The Greek side does not have many. Military Interven- tion is impossible, the diplomat noted, and negotiations have produced little progress. At the United Nations, the Greeks hope to rally world opinion for their cause. But privately, they acknowledge that there is lit- tle chance for concrete action to carry out existing security council resolutions calling for the removal of foreign troops and the return of refugees. Accordingly, the Greek ikfe is faced more clearly than ever with a brutal choice; either accept the basic situa- tion created by Turkish arms, or continue, in the words of Archbishop Makarios, "to suf- fer and struggle." Such a struggle would mean further weakening of the southeastern Hank of NATO, and further Soviet oppor- tunities to penetrate this troubled region. The archbishop, who a also presi- dent of Cyprus, is under grow- ing pressure to seek Russian help, a situation that both Athens and Washington would like to avoid. Since last summer, when the archbishop was overthrown by the Greek jun- ta, the Turkish troops invaded the island, the Greek side has nourished one main hope: that a combination of American pressure and Ankara's self interest would make Turkey more conciliatory on Cyprus. .So far, the nope has been in vain. Critics of Secretary of State Kissinger, including some of his own aides, feel he has been too wary of angering the Turks and has not pushed them hard enough. At the .same time, the Turks were largely immune to pressure. For years they have wanted to invade Cyprus am) to create a separate zone for the Turkish Cypriots. Seven months after the invasion the Turk) still display "the mentality of the as one diplomatic analyst put It. Peace talks, which began last month, have been further complicated by Turkey's deep-seated, mistrust of the Greek Archbishop Rather than risk a negotiated settlement, the Turks tend to agree with Gen. Semin San- car, the chief of staff, who has asserted, "the Turkish armed .forces, as in the past, will con- tinue to be the strongest guarantee of the security of our brethren." ;