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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetWnridae Herald VOL. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1974 10 Cents 40 Pages Downtown green strip proposed BILL GROENEN photo 'Indians9 Nixon doubts he will impeached up i x- MILWAUKEE (AP) fi Two adventuresome brothers who left their :-j Milwaukee home to live :g with the Indians were to S begin the trip g home today after an abortive mission that ended in Havre, Mont. I Kissinger meets g: home Sunday with a bedspread, Indian headdress, a spear, a :g tom-tom and about 60 cents WASHINGTON (CP) "I do not expect to be said President Nixon who also repeated that he will not resign. And he said the chances for gasoline rationing in the United States are less than 50-50. In a 38-minute news confer- ence Monday night, his first in four months, the president also disclosed said he had been asked to testify before a Watergate grand jury but "respectfully declined to do so" on constitutional grounds. They left a note to their parents explaining they were going in search of an Indian tribe which would adopt them. While police and civilian searchers g combed the neighborhood, the boys were aboard a west- :g bound Amtrak and Burlington Northern tram They got as far as g WSlhston, N.D., before a conductor got suspicious of the ticket- less pair. The conductor learned of the true circumstances of their trip and notified authorities. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Plonka, were informed. Mrs. Plonka and the boys' step-father were concerned about finding enough gasoline to go to Montana to retrieve the adventurers But they now have been taken under the wing of a conductor and are to be returned by rail today. British cabinet LONDON (AP) U.S State Secretary Henry Kissinger met leading British cabinet ministers today and ranged over Middle East, energy and EastWest arms control problems with them. His two-hour meeting with British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home and Energy Secretary Lord Carrington took place during a stopover on his latest peace mission to the Middle East to promote an Israel-Syrian disengagement deal. In a late switch of plans, Kissinger set up a working lunch with Prime Minister Edward Heath. Previously he had in- tended only to have a brief discussion with the British leader who is battling for re-election in a campaign due to end Thurs- day in a general ballot. The foreign office said after Kissinger's initial session with Douglas-Home and Carrington that the exchanges ranged over most international problems with energy, the Middle East and U.S.-Soviet strategic arms limitation of the list. Kissinger goes from London to Damascus where he will meet Syrian leaders in a new bid to set the basis for an agreement to separate Syrian and Israeli forces in and around the Golan Heights dominating northern farmlands of Israel. Teen joyride takes 8 lives CALIFORNIA BOUND Mrs. Plonka said she talked with her sons by telephone and was told that after they had "kind of passed up Wounded Knee" in South Dakota, they decided to bead for California. She said the boys bad read Mark Twain's book, Tom Sawyer, and another about an Indian boy who learned to survive in the wilds. Officials said the explorers, in true tradition, kept a jour- v nal describing the trip to "Minassota" and their journey on a "Mmnassota to Ceatle" train. What awaits the boys? "They already said Mrs. :g Plonka "They said to :g me: 'I suppose we're going to get a and I do you suppose you should get a pat on the OAKVTLLE, Ont. (CP) Eight Oakville teen-agers were killed Monday night when a car they were joyriding in an icy field plunged over a steep 200-foot cliff into a creek. Police said 10 teen-agers participated in the joyride which began when they found a stolen car in a field and ended with the deaths of six boys and two between the ages of 15 and 17. Seven of the dead were identified as Karen Molnar, 15, Glorida Russell, 17, Steve Inglis, 15, Henry Huiberts. 16, Steve Massie, 15, David Gowe. 17 and Enc Harrison, 16. Police first identified the eighth victim as John Morgan, 17, but later said they were en- corotering difficulties in con- forming identification. The frozen bodies were re- moved from the mangled wreckage at a police station where the top of the car, flat- tened to seat level, was cut away by blow torch. Police said one of the survi- vors, Scott Partridge, 15, who was sitting in the front seat of the nine-passenger 1973 station wagon, managed to jump out of the car just before it skidded over the brink into Sixteen Mile Creek. TAKES WALK Another 15-year-old boy sur- vived because he got out of the vehicle to "stretch his legs" after having a turn at the wheel of the car prior to the accident Police said all the victims lived in a subdivision close to the cliff and were aware of its steepness "The roof was flattened to the top of the seats and the bodies were all tangled a witness said The joyride had gone on for about an hour through the field and along the right-of- way of an Ontario Hydro transmission line before the accident occurred at about p.m. Monday night police said. Police said the car had been stolen during the weekend and may have been abandoned in the field near the homes. Divers attached tow-truck cables to the overturned vehicle and it was dragged out of about four feet of water Two tow trucks then hauled it to the top of the cliff. Police said the accident was the worst recorded in the Oakville area and added that they were appalled by the sight The bodies were jammed to- gether, frozen with icicles matting their hair The driver had been crushed by the steering column and the girl beside him was found with her legs protruding from the crashed metal. Nixon also said: expects waiting lines at service stations to become shorter by spring and summer as more gasoline becomes available but "the pnce of gasoline is not going down until more supplies come into the will pay the income tax if the Senate-House committee on internal revenue taxation decides that he should not have claimed a deduction for the gift to the government of his vice- presidential papers; U.S. will pursue detente with the Soviet Union; and believe that we will bring inflation under control as the year goes on, but I would not underestimate the problem." ARABS WARNED He also said efforts to ar- range a Middle East peace could be hampered if the Arabs fail to end their oil embargo against the U.S But he believes the Arabs will lift the embargo. Future U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East is not linked directly with oil supplies, Nixon said. The oil against the U.S. during last October's Middle East should be lifted independently of what happens in peace nego- tiations. "I believe we are going to make continued progress on the peace front. I believe mat will be helpful in bringing progress on getting the embargo lifted. On Watergate, Nixon repeated his offer of conditional co-operation in providing materials for the committee now considering his impeachment "I am prepared to co- operate with the committee in any way consistent with my constitutional responsibility to defend the office of the presidency against any action which would weaken that office Kalmbach accounts for funds WASHINGTON (AP) Herbert Kalmbach, former personal lawyer to President Nixon, has given Watergate prosecutors an accounting of about million in secret 1970 and 1972 campaign contribu- tions and expenditures, the Washington Post says The Post quotes reliable sources as saying the money came from two secret funds. One of the funds, ready f2 million, was used during the 1972 Nixon campaign to finance undercover political work, Jhe Post says. Kalmbach pleaded guilty Monday to two charges of ille- gal campaign practices. Looks worse than it is From the looks of it, city council can forget about spending the budget for the Stan Siwik Pool in North Lethbridge a new pool has appeared over night. The houses in the background are not actually victims of a North Lethbridge flood. They border the Lions Park skating rink on 13th Avenue and 15th Street N. The rink has been turned into a wading pool by Chinook conditions. The weather office is predicting lows of five to 10 degrees above tonight and highs of 25 to 30 degrees Wednesday. Inside 16-19 Comics 6 Comment........ 4, 5 District...........13 Family...........10 Local News 11, 12 Markets...........15 Sports.......8, 9 Theatres........... 7 TV........... 7 Weather........... 3 LOW TONIGHT 10 HIGH WED. 30; CLOUDY, COOLER Doctors request immigrant control By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The Canadian Medical Association, representing some of the country's doctors, has joined the chorus calling for controls on immigrant doctors. In a brief to the Canadian immigration and population study, the CMA calls on the federal department of immigration and manpower to eliminate the "points system" used in determining eligibility for immigrating to Canada. The current points system "makes it virutally certain that any physician who wants to immigrate to Canada can do so the CMA says. Proposed changes to the im- migration act announced recently would modify the points system, to allow the federal government to require that persons wanting to immigrate to Canada to settle in specific regions where their skills are in demand unless they already have a job waiting in Canada. Federal Health Minister Marc Lalonde has recently suggested he is willing to amend the legislation to have this "job availability" provision apply to immigrant doctors, with the provinces determining where doctors are needed The CMA also recommends in its brief that foreign physicians in residence at hospitals and medical undergraduates on student visas not have the option of applying for landed immi- grant status from within Can- ada Finally, the CMA suggests Canada must stabilize her population at 30-million to 35- nullion by the first half of the 21st Century. Seen and heard About town Painter Herb Winer using a squeaky roller so his boss can hear him working Catherine Hill sending an old- fashioned freezer full of ice cream to Cardston town council Monday and Coun Bins Larson rushing home to get some cake to go with it. By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer Proposals for a pedestrian mall on 5th Street S, green strip park areas, and office and apartment developments are included in phase II of the city's downtown rejuvenation unveiled by planners Monday. City council approved the plan in principle and ordered city solicitor John Hammond to draft a development bylaw for the area bounded by 4th Avenue on the south, 1st Avenue on the north, 5th Street on the east and extending to the Sick's Lethbndge Brewery property on the west The phase II proposal sets out the major land use designations as a guide to developers, but does not specify a massive land assembly operation nor a development time-table as was done with phase I the Woodward's Stores provincial government development It also does not mean a forced relocation of the some 280 people now living in the area, according to city officials, although council did pass a resolution authorizing the community services department to advise residents of the possible need for eventual relocation. LONG-RANGE "It's a long-range plan covering the area not a plan for immediate development or forced" relocation as in Phase said Mayor Andy Anderson The mayor said for the most part private capital will develop the area. He said developers have been held up for a year, while the phase II plan was completed Council Monday also took two concrete steps towards redevelopment of the area, by agreeing to offer Lethbndge Iron Works Co. a 90-day option to purchase some five acres in the north-side industrial part at a loss of about and by offering for a parcel of downtown land at 4th Avenue and 3rd Street S., owned by local boarding-house proprietress Julie Fisher. The phase II proposal, presented to council in a closed session before the start of its regular meeting by the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission, contains a suggestion that an atmosphere seldom found in Lethbndge could be created by converting 5th Street next to the Gait Gardens into a landscaped pedestrian area. The street is most suited for a type of residential- commercial development where the main floor used for specialty shops, boutiques, restaurants or similar uses, the planners say. Fourth Avenue, they say, in the blocks facing the Woodwards development will soon become a choice site for commercial development "Shop frontages facing onto 4th Avenue should therefore be restricted to retail- commercial, restaurants, a major department .store, and possibly a bank Highway-commercial uses such as motels, restaurants, or a filling-station are considered suitable for the blocks between 1st and 3rd Avenues and 2nd and 3rd Streets S A parking lot which could eventually be developed into a multi-story parking structure is proposed for the adjoining blocks between 1st and 3rd Avenues and 3rd and 4th Streets S. The southeast part of the block between 2nd and 3rd Streets and 3rd and 4th Avenues is said to be suitable for a subsidized housing development to accommodate some of the residents from within the phase H area The proposal says a good percentage of the residents are senior citizens and many will qualify for some "kind of subsidized housing. A suitable site reserved for subsidized housing should be able to satisfy the needs of this particular group, and this will also contribute towards meeting similar demands from residents living outside this area, the proposal says. Discussing green strips, the proposal says the absence of greenery in the downtown area has been noted by various citizen groups at different times. "The designation of green strips and open spaces in the area should signify the advent of a greener downtown." Such green strips are included along 2nd Street between 1st and 3rd Avenues and up 1st Avenue to 5th Street. (More council news on Page Farm tax load for review OTTAWA (CP) Justice Minister Otto Lang promised Monday to take a serious look at proposals to ease the tax load on farmers in an effort to boost grain deliveries Mr. Lang told reporters that he has no doubt a tax-deferral plan by Senator Hazen Argue would help farmers increase deliveries Senator Argue said in a statement earlier that farmers should be given certificates from the wheat board when they deliver gram These certificates could be cashed any time, and tax on the money would be paid hi the year in which they were cashed. Intensive work may yield oil agreement EDMONTON (CP) March will be a month of "intensive" work leading to a possible interim agreement on crude oil prices in Canada after April 1, Don Getty, Alberta's minister of federal and intergovernmental affairs, said Monday Mr. Getty said in an interview the key to what Alberta will propose should happen to the domestic pnce of Alberta crude when a voluntary price freeze is lifted April 1 will depend on recommendations to be made to the cabinet in mid-March by the province's petroleum marketing commission The commission, an agency that will buy and sell most of the province's oil production and recommend pnce levels once the freeze is lifted, goes into operation Frutev Premier Peter Lougheed has said that be sees little value in holding another national energy conference to sort out the oil-revenue ques- tion but Mr Getty said there could be some form of federal-provincial meeting to try to reach a consensus Provincial ownership of oil resources an issue Alberta and Saskatchewan have been trying to protect throughout the energy debate is expected to be discussed at the Western premiers" economic conference in Saskatoon Wednesday and Thursday Mr Getty said Alberta is keening a close eye on a court case in which Canadian Industrial Oil and Gas Ltd. is challenging Saskatchewan's oil marketing legislation The company argues that the legislation interferes with interprovincial trade and is therefore unconstitutional "Our evaluation is that Alberta's legislation is stronger constitutionally than Saskatchewan's." Mr Getty said, but Alberta would be concerned about any precedent set if Saskatchewan's legislation was overturned ;