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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Two Lethbridge youngsters struck gold at the Canada Winter Games Friday to give Alberta its first win in figure skating. Cori-Jo Petrunik, 12, and her 15-year-old brother, Billy, electrified a partisan crowd of nearly at the Sportsplex with a dazzling performance that was good enough for first place in the B pairs. Ontario won the silver and Newfoundland, the bronze. Meanwhile, another city team, Lethbridge Native Sons, assured itself of a silver in hockey by eeking out a narrow 3-2 win over Oakville Blades in one of the semi-finals. The Alberta- squad meets a powerful all-star team from Nova Scotia in the final today. The third Winter Games end today after 11 days of competition in 16 sports with Quebec protecting a slim seven-point lead over British Columbia for the team championship. Bill Samborski, a 285-pounder from Montreal, won the super heavyweight gold with a total of 617V4 pounds. Jean-Mare Cardinald, 18, of Ottawa, the only other competitor, set three teenage weightlifting records but had to settle for a silver medal. Figure skaters from Quebec, Alberta and Ontario won figure skating gold medals. Moira McPherson, 15, of Dollard des Ormeaux, Que., won the women's A singles for skaters who have passed their silver medal tests. Second was Nancy Buys, 14, of Mississauga, Ont., and third Lori Ander- son, 15, of Red Deer. Quebec picked up its third and fourth gold medals in judo competition and won the team competition while Ontario was second with two golds and B.C. third. The hockey semi-finals, played before a sellout crowd of were regarded as upsets by some observers. Alberta-al a glance "FIGURE SKATING Billy and Cori-Jo Petrunik of Lethbridge won the gold medal in the Pairs B skating competition. Lori Anderson of Red Deer won the bronze in women's A competition. BOXING Brad Hortie, Frank Pruden, Mike Young, Randy Jackson and Ray Duperon all advanced into the finals and guaranteed themselves silver medals. HOCKEY The Lethbridge Native Sons are assured of the silver medal and were to meet Nova Scotia today at 3 p.m. to decide the gold. The Sons defeated Ontario 3-2 Friday. WEIGHTLIFTING Alberta finished seventh in the team standing of the weightlifting. Highest placed were Rob Macklem who earned the gold medal in the light-heavyweight divi- sion and Oleh Markiw who won the bronze in the. middleweight class. JUDO James Graham won the silver in the 187-pound class and Randy Burke won the bronze in the open class. TABLE TENNIS Alberta lost three matches Friday, to Ontario, B.C., and Quebec. Our team is in fourth place with two rounds to play today. VOLLEYBALL Our women won the bronze medal after losing to B.C. in the semi-final then defeating Quebec 15-7, 6-15 and 16-14. Our men finished seventh In the final stan- For more games coverage see Pages 13-16, 20 The Letttbrtdge Herald LXVIII-61 LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1975 '20 Cents Gasoline prices may rise 2 cents JAIL DEA TH SENTENCE FOR JOHN? MILLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) John Dean, former White House lawyer, says that if John Mitchell goes to jail for his Watergate convictions, it could be the death sentence for the former attorney- general. Dean said Friday that Mitchell, as the top law enforcement official in the United States, made many enemies who now are in jail, and prison could prove to be a dangerous place for him. "Many men I met in prison said the reason they were there was because of the former attorney-general and they'd wait for Dean said in a speech at Miller- sville State College. "This is not to say for sure an execution, but a high probability. If he goes to prison he could be lulled by another prisoner." all but hockey, MKDAL. COUNT Medal standings after the tenth day of competition at the Canada Winter Games: Gold Sil Br Quebec 29 18 table tennis and figure skating com- ;j pleted, the powerful :j Quebec team had 183 points. British Colurh- S bia was second with 176 j and Ontario, which won the 1967 Winter Games S in Quebec City and the Ontario 19 25 16 BC ...13 18 edition in Saskatoon, was third Alberta 10 4 173. a Manitoba 5 14 4 N W T 2 0 Scotia athletes also had something else Saskatchewan .1 3 13 Newfoundland .1 1 3 Nova Scotia 1 1 3 New Brunswick .1 03 Yukon 0 1 cheer about Friday as. g they watched Graham g Eldridge of Windsor, g N.S., win the province's first-ever gold medal in p El ___ 0 0 Games com- POINT TALLY Point standings after the tenth day of competition: Quebec He won the middle- heavyweight title in weightlifting with Grant Matthew of Ottawa tak- g ing the silver and g British Columbia 176 Ontario Fisher of Nanaimo, B.C., the S Alberta Manitoba Robitaille of Saskatchewan Lake, Ont., won a 1 Nova Scotia in the g New Brunswick 99 PEI class, Jarnail Biln of Newfoundland River, B.C., N WT ___ the silver and Yukon Markiw of Ed- the bronze. OTTAWA (CP) Oil com- pany executives planned to spend the weekend setting new prices for gasoline and home heating fuel following a decision by the federal government Friday to lift voluntary price restraints. Major oil companies forecast "small, increases" will result, with Shell Canada Ltd. saying gasoline prices may go up two cents a gallon by March 3. The other large petroleum companies, including Imperial Oil Ltd. and Gulf Oil Canada Ltd., said they had been caught unawares by the announcement and had not decided what increases to make. The government's decision, ending restraints in effect since September, 1973, drew fire from opposition energy critics who said it will allow the companies to do what they want with prices. In his announcement. Energy Minister Donald Mac- donald said the government will continue to monitor prices and companies will have to justify any unusual price changes. "Should abuse occur there will be a return to ad- ministered he said. COVER COSTS The oil companies will be allowed to boost prices to cover higher refining, marketing and other costs "to the extent that these changes 1 have not already been offset by revenue and productivity improvements as well as by price increases authorized last May the minister's statement said. "That's just said James Gillies (PC-To- ronto Don "How will the government know if the companies productivity, has improved? "The government has open- ed the he said. "The companies can do what they want." T.C. Douglas (NDP-Na- naimo-Cowichan-The Islands) agreed, saying "the monitor- ing mention is purely a bit of cosmetics." "The government is giving the companies another chance for a rip-off." The latest increase for the oil companies, approved by government under the restraint program, went into effect last spring, boosting prices by 9.2 cents a gallon. RICK 6RVIN photo BARN GOES UP IN SMOKE Gbv't workers threaten 30 calves die to intensify strikes in colony fire Seen and htard About town Picture Butte oldtimers praising Aid. Vera Ferguson for VIP treatment at Canada Winter Games figure skating events evangelist John Wesley White saying Lethbridge residents would rather be caught dead in a coffin than found alive in church. Talks between government and blue-collar workers broke off Friday after two days of fruitless negotiation, with union promises to make some informal contacts with the treasury board during the weekend. Talks ended Friday with Public Service Alliance leaders threatening to step up strike action and Bill Doherty, vice-president of the alliance, telling a news conference the workers .will continue -to strike if necessary. He said talks broke 'down .because government negotiators would not budge from a position that would give workers from the general labor and trades group (GLTs) total payroll raises of 25.7 per cent over two years. The GLT group includes postal maintenance men, air- port runway cleaners and V grain weighers and samplers, as well as other laborers and tradesmen: Mail and air travel have been disrupted by the selec- tive strike action of the workers across the country. Postal service in Toronto, which handles about 50 per cent of the country's mail, has been the hardest hit. In Calgary, 'workers in- tensified their strike efforts and only first-class mail was delivered. Grain elevator employees were off the job in Northern Alberta, Calgary and Lethbridge, while picket lines were set up at Banff National Park. Ethiopians step up battle for Eritrea Fire destroyed a calf barn and 30 calves in a 3 a.m. blaze today at 'the New York Hutterite polony, about 20 miles southeast of Coaldale. One of the 80 residents of the colony noticed the fire and called the Coaldale volunteer fire department. Lethbridge firemen were also called to the scene. Barbara Hoferj, 20, said it was about a.m. by the time, firemen arrived and by that time almost the entire barn roof was destroyed. "All the firemen could do was keep the fire from Miss Hofer said, "we don't know how it started or where. It was all up in flames." Along with the 30 calves kill- ed in the blaze was one saddle horse. The building, at one time a dairy barn, converted to a calf barn, burned to the ground. ADDIS ABABA (AP) The Ethiopian government has sent troops, artillery and warplanes against -ebel strongholds around Asmara in the most severe fighting since the civil war escalated a month ago. Residents of Asmara, 450 miles north of Addis Ababa, said Friday that Ethiopian jet fighters raided Waki Deba, a reputed guerrilla hideout four miles from Asmara, while other battles raged around the city as far away as Keren, a military strongpoint 56 miles away. Army troops positioned howitzers on the Asmara golf course and shelled Zazega, a suspected guerrilla base a mile from Asmara. Residents said some of the shells flew over the U.S. com- municatiohs statidn at Kagnew. Although government forces have succeeded in driv- ing the Marxist and Moslem rebels out of Asmara, .the in- surgents encircle the city and are restricting food and fuel supplies to its residents. Asmara streets were empty and stores closed. Com- modities produced in the city, including bacon, beer and matches, were becoming scarce in Addis Ababa and other Ethiopian centres. Inside 76 Pages Classified........30-35 Comics............24 Comment.........4, 5 19-21 Family.........22, 23 Markets...........28 Religion.........10-12 Sports...........13-17 Theatres............7 Weather............3 Low tonight 29 high Sun. 40 mainly sunny, windy. Kissinger dislodged front lofty pinnacle of untouchability News analyils By LESLIE H. GELB New York Tlmei Service WASHINGTON In the final days of the Nixon ad- ministration and the early days of the Ford ad- ministration, Congress view- ed secretary of state Henry A. Kissinger as indispensable and unassailable. Now, .a few months later, an increasing number of legislators want either Kissinger's power dis- persed or his services dispens- ed with. In recent weeks Democratic senators have publicly tagged Kissinger with "one-man authoritarianism" for putting himself "above the dictates of and have characterized his diplomacy as a blend of "bribes, false promises and gesticulations upon the stage of world opinion." By most accounts Kissinger has fallen from political grace and untouchability on Capitol Hill. Unlike past critiques that focused on Kissinger's' policies, the issue is now in large part Kissinger himself his personal style and ac- cumulation of vast power. Why did Kissinger slip from Congressional grace and how far has he fallen? How are President Ford and Kissinger planning to cope with congressional assertiveneu? What are the Democrats real- ly driving at? Kissinger's diplomatic successes and undisputed intelligence made him in- violate as Congress passed through the end of the Nixon administration and the beginning of Ford's. At one point, when Kissinger's role in the wiretapping of government of- ficials and newsmen seemed about to embroil him in the Watergate scene, legislators rallied to his side. A number acknowledged that they did not want to see the secretary of state tainted by Watergate. Former Democratic, of- ficials and scholars had long criticized Kissinger's policies on Vietnam. They also charg- ed him with spending too much time courting the Russians and various dic- tators and paying too little attention to Western Europe, Japan and human rights. The criticism evoked little response in congress. Last summer, however, several forces began to come together and things began to change for Kissinger. One force consisted of former Kissinger aides with close ties to Democratic legislators. They called atten- tion to vHial they charted were inconsistencies between the secretary's words and hii deeds. Another force wai senti- ment in Congress in favor of a more substantial institutional voice in foreign affairs. Then came the Cyprus crisis and the dam bunt. In the eyes of legislators, Cyprus seemed to confirm the warnings about Kissinger's manipulation! and the criticism of his foreign policy priorities. They blamed Kissinger for allowing the Greek military dictatorship to topple Archbishop Makarioi. They excoriated the secretary for doing so little to (top the subsequent Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Kininger met with legislator! who had moved to cut off military aid to Turkey ai required by law and, by all tcM them that the national interest was above the law. Af a remit, a legislative majority voted to cut off aid to Turkey and to restrict presidential flexibili- ty in other foreign aid areas as well. For the first time the votes indicated that Kissinger could be beaten. These sentiments were further inflamed in the new year as Congress began to contemplate Kissinger's role in the overthrow of the Allende government in Chile, and as the administration began to charge Congress with undermining a peace settlement in Cyprus, destroy- ing detente by limiting credit! to Moscow, and inviting 'a bloodbath in South Vietnam by refusing to authorize ad- ditional money. ;