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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, January 8, 1975 U.S. fleet steaming toward Indian Ocean WASHINGTON (AP) A powerful navy carrier fleet sailed toward the Indian Ocean today as rumblings per- sisted over State Secretary Henry Kissinger's interpreted warning of possible U.S. military action in an oil emergency. The six-ship study mission, led by the nuclear- powered aircraft carrier Enterprise, was expected to enter the Indian Ocean within a few days after a voyage from Subic Bay in the Philip- pines. The Pentagon acknowledg- ed the Enterprise's sailing but would not identify its destina- Kissinger on tap for CIA inquiry WASHINGTON (AP) State Secretary Henry Kissinger is expected to be among the first to discuss CIA activities before a presiden- tial panel headed by his friend Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller. Also expected to answer questions Monday in the probe of alleged CIA domestic spy- ing are CIA Director William Colby and former directors Richard Helms and James Schlesinger. Rockefeller, named by President Ford to head the panel, announced the opening hearing in a public telegram to commission members. One administration source said the telegram's descrip- tion of the meeting had been left "purposely vague." The telegram said only that Colby "and others will join us during the course of the day." "He didn't want to call Kis- singer a witness -because Kissinger is his the source added. In addition to hearing from the witnesses, the panel is ex- pected to use its first day to decide whether to seek sub- poena power and whether to question witnesses under oath. Representative Michael Harrington a frequent agency critic, said the panel named by Ford "offers little hope for effec- tive reform of the intelligence community." Harrington said Rockefeller's prior service on the president's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board would make it difficult for the vice president to "objectively review CIA operations." lion. However, sources said the carrier, the nuclear- propelled cruiser Long Beach, two destroyers, a supply ship and an oiler were bound for the Indian Ocean. Pentagon spokesman William Beecher said Tues- day the group is on an operational mission, but denied reports it is bound for waters off South Vietnam, where government troops have been reeling under Com- munist attack. The White House affirmed the Pentagon statement. At the same time, President Ford was described as watching developments in South Vietnam closely. Congress has banned any U.S. bombing or other military action in Indochina. Any such move would require prior congressional approval, officials said. In Honolulu, Admiral Noel Gayler, commander of U.S. military forces in the Pacific, said it is "difficult to im- agine" any circumstances un- der which U.S. troops would be sent back to Vietnam. Speaking on the NBC-TV To- day Show to be broadcast News in brief Indians agree lo ceasefire GRESHAM, Wis. The Indians occupying a religious order's estate here agreed to a new ceasefire Tuesday night after food shipments were resumed and other services restored to the 225-acre site, a mediator said. Artley Skenandore, an Oneida Indian representing Gov. Patrick Lucey, said the demonstrators in the estate's mansion were relieved that Lucey had ordered National Guardsmen to replace the deputy sheriffs who had sur- rounded the estate since New Year's Day. Four more miners killed JOHANNESBURG (AP) Four men were killed and eight injured in more rioting at the Vaal Reefs gold mines early today, a company spokesman reported. A spokesman for Anglo- American Corp., operator of the mines, said fighting broke out Tuesday night between miners of the Basotho and Xhosa tribes. He said police restored order after four Basothos were killed, but the situation remained tense. Moslem rebels capture 53 MANILA (AP) Moslem rebels recently overran a log- ging camp in southwestern Mindanao, killing four persons and taking 53 as hostages, in- formed sources said today. High wire walker Philippe Petit lies on the ground at St. Petersburg, Fla., Tues- no wordTftonands fronYthe Thursday, Gayler said the day after plunging from a high wire during a rehearsal for the opening performance possible fall of the Thieu of Bros, and Barnum Bailey Circus. Petit gained national fame for the unauthorized wire walk between the 110-storey twin towers of New York's World Trade Center last year. After the fall rebels who carried out the raid il days ago. They said Moslem in- surgents overpowered 15 security guards at the Logston Logging Company near Lin- tawan, 56 miles north of Zam- boanga, Dec. 28 and locked 64 Christian employees including two women in a building. CIA probe commissioner once grand jury target By SEYMOUR M. HERSH New York Times Service WASHINGTON Erwin N. Griswold, the former solicitor general who was named this week to the presidential com- mission on alleged domestic spying by the Central Intelligence Agency, was warned by the special Watergate prosecutor's office last year that he was a target of a grand jury inquiry, highly reliable sources said Tues- day. The sources, with first hand knowledge of the case, said Griswold had been told that he was under investiga- tion for possible perjury in his senate and subsequent grand jury testimony in connection with the Watergate prosecutors inquiry into the or any South Vietnam would not justify intervention by U.S. troops. Defence sources indicated the study group would come no closer than about 350. miles from the South Vietnamese coast. Pentagon officials said the impending one-month Indian Ocean cruise of the Enterprise with its 80 warpla'nes had been planned for weeks. The six ships will replace another study group headed by the carrier Constellation, which left the Indian Ocean about a month ago. Huge drifts attacked Phony airport fails to fool phony gunman HAINES, Alaska (AP) American and Canadian crews Tuesday dug into head- high snow drifts that have blocked traffic for five days on the only road linking southeast Alaska with the rest of the state. A spokesman for the state department of highways said it was not known when the Haines cutoff might be opened. Separatism 'healthy step' BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL case involving the Inter- national Telegraph and Telephone Corporation. He was not indicted. Griswold, a former dean of the Harvard Law School, who served as solicitor general from 1967 until 1973, refused to comment on the report. "I getS lite have no he said. His attorney, Robert W. Meserve of Boston, a former president of the American Bar Association, initially replied "no comment" when reached by a reporter. A few moments later, however, he telephoned the following statement: "Mr. Griswold was asked some questions by the special prosecutor's office and he co operated fully with them." It could not be immediately learned whether the White House had screened Ford's hand picked candidates for the' C.I.A. commission with the special prosecutor's of- fice. "It once was part of the Ron Nessen, White House press secretary, said, "but I don't know if it still is." in Nevada LAS VEGAS (AP) A 29- year-old Canadian man was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences in Nevada state prison without possibility of parole for helping torture a San Jose, Calif., couple to death at a motel here. District Judge Joseph Pavli- kowski sentenced Claude Theriault of Edmonton, the second man to be convicted of the 1971 killing of Eugene and Mary Carone, both 47. Last month, Pavlikowski sentenced Robert Gordon Johnstone, 29, also of Edmon- ton, to identical double-life sentences without p'arole possibility. LONDON at an airport north of London overpowered the hijacker of a British airliner Tuesday night, freed the five members of the plane crew unharmed and recovered in ran- som. The only casualty was a steward who was bitten by a police dog. The hijacker was to appear in court today. Police did not announce his identity but said he was about 27 and wore a moustache. The pilot said the gunman was an Arab student. It was the first hijacking ever of a domestic British flight. The man commandeered the British Airways BAC111 as it was preparing to land at Heathrow Airport here after a flight from Manchester. He held stewardess Barbara Brindley at gunpoint and de- manded: "Tell the captain I would like to go to Paris. I have nothing to live for and we must go there." The pilot, Captain Harry Lea, 53, radioed that the hi: jacker was armed with a .32- calibre revolver and a canister filled with ex- plosives. Police said later the gun was a realistic looking toy and the canister contained no bomb. TORONTO (CP) The Parti Quebecois will not attempt to court the support of Quebec voters by abandon- ing its fight for the province's independence, leader Rene Levesque said Tuesday. Mr. Levesque, interviewed in Montreal for the CBC television program Primetime, was commenting When the plane landed at Heathrow, the hijacker allow- ed the 46 passengers to get off and demanded the money and a parachute. Troops and police ringed the plane. The hijacker held the crew for seven hours while Lea. seemingly angry, tried to talk security officials in the control tower into producing the ransom. He said the man was "obviously deranged" fi.C.-Ottawa pact SOUght on a recent poll which in- dicates his party might form the government after the next Quebec election if its seperatist stance was dropped. But "any kind of good healthy future for Quebec" depends on the province pull- ing out of Confederation, Mr. Levesque said. VICTORIA (CP) At- torney general Alex Mac- donald said Tuesday he is hopeful British Columbia and Ottawa can reach agreement over natural gas taxes without Chrysler rebates may start trend FRIZZ RESISTANT Infant Glamour noRmnn cosmETic BOUTIQUE College Mall Gifts Wigs Perfumes Phone 328-1525 DETROIT (AP) Auto in- dustry analysts believe other U.S. car makers may have to follow Corp.'s lead in granting price rebates of up to on specific models to in- crease their sales. But spokesmen for General Motors and Ford Motor Co. said their firms had no im- mediate plans to discount their models. Chrysler, with un- sold 1975 models, is launching the industry's first big price discounts since domestic car sales began plummeting more than a year ago. Chrysler will offer the rebates to buyers of new cars and light trucks beginning Monday in an unprecedented five-week campaign which it hopes will stimulate sales. The industry has been under heavy pressure from dealers to roll back prices since record increases averaging a car went into effect last September. Sales have been off more than 25 per cent since then. One New York analyst said Tuesday Chrysler's price dis- counts indicate that the cars were overpriced. "It's now inevitable that others will follow the said Harry Laubscher of Blyth Eastman Dillon Co. He predicted the discounts will result in increased sales. The Chrysler campaign, scheduled to end Feb. 16, offers rebates of to on a specific model each week. Another will be rebated on specific trade-in models that include both Chrysler and competitors' cars. and was threatening to shoot the crew and blow up the plane. Finally, officials handed over a parachute and the ran- som. But French authorities refused to allow the plane to land in France. Security chiefs decided to have Lea fly over England for more than T1 i an hour, then land at Stansted, 1 OUgher SentCnCCS an airport for charter craft VICTORIA (CP) At- torney general Alex MacDonald said Tuesday he favors tougher terms of probation and longer jail sentences for habitual criminals in British Colum- bia. recourse to a court of law. But he said the province has not ruled out the possibility of court action against the federal government if agree- ment cannot be reached. He said in an interview he was "increasingly coming up to the opinion that some peo- ple cannot be rehabilitated. All the noble experiments of the past 20 years simply do not work in terms of prison rehabilitation of people." north of London, where they would try to make the hi- jacker believe he was in France. Two planeloads of troops and police were rushed to Stansted, and all signs and billboards there were covered, but the ruse did not work. Police said the hijacker realized he was not in France MetlS get land titles and demanded a car to take him to Dover, on the English GRANDE CACHE (CP) Provincial government of- The five-year old claim of a group of Metis for possession of land they had occupied for more than 50 years came to Channel. When that was refused, he tried to make a break, taking steward Allan Bond, 35, as a hostage. A police dog handler grabb- fruition in a ceremony here ed the hijacker a few yards Monday, from the plane, and in the melee the handler's dog bit Bond. His wound was minor. ficials handed the 40 families land certificates from the crown, giving them title to 150 acres of land about 275 miles west of Edmonton. Land sale 'good deal' Meanwhile in Windsor, Ont., a spokesman for Chrysler Canada Ltd. said the Canadian subsidiary has no plans for a price reduction program. "Chrysler Canada has no plans for a similar program, at least not for said Walt McCall, a public relations officer. Hyndman nominated EDMONTON (CP) Education Minister Lou Hyndman became the 67th candidate to be nominated by EDMONTON (CP) Chief Commissioner George Hughes said Tuesday he thinks the city of Edmonton got a good deal on land it sold in 1973 in the Kingsway area of the city. Mr. Hughes told the Morrow inquiry into civic affairs that he was public affairs com- missioner at the time the land, about 20 acres at the cor- ner of Kingsway Avenue and 106 Street, was being purchas- ed by Westgreen Developments (North) Ltd. SinSapore oil slick halted election. He won the Edmonton-Glenora nod by acclamation. U.S. aid to Cambodia may run out by April SINGAPORE (AP) The port authority says its boats have halted the drift toward Singapore island of huge oil slicks spilled by a Japanese supertanker. The Showa Maru ran aground' Monday in the western part of Singapore Strait and leaked nearly a million gallons of crude oil from three cracked tanks. The port authority sent out 22 boats to protect the beaches of Pasir Panjang and Jtirong, on the western side of the island, from contamination. By JOHN W. FINNEY New York Times Service WASHINGTON Without an emergency increase in military aid by Congress, the defense department will probably run out of funds in April to buy ammunition for Cam- bodia. Pentagon' officials said Tuesday. This impending financial squeeze on military aid for Cambodia is posing a dif- ficult policy decision for the Ford ad- ministration and probably eventually for the Congress on the extent of future American commitments in Southeast Asia. The administration believes that additional military aid for Cambodia is necessary for the survival of the Lon Nol government, which once again is confronted by a dry season offensive by the Communist sup- ported insurgent forces. But it is far from clear that the new Congress, particularly the house with its enlarged Democratic majority, would approve additional aid. As he studied the election returns, one liberal lobbyist with close connections with the new Democratic members proclaimed: "This is the Congress that is going to get us out of Southeast Asia financially." In what was regarded as a portent of a changing congressional attitude on future assistance to Southeast Asia, the house last month accepted an amendment by Rep. Silvio 0. Conte, a moderate Republican from Massachusetts, setting a million ceiling on military aid to Cambodia this fiscal year. The administration had requested million, or about the level of aid provided in the preceding fiscal year. Rent lid exemptions eyed VICTORIA (CP) The British Columbia rent review commission has begun dis- cussions with some landlords in the province about exemp- tions from the 10.6 per cent ceiling on rent increases. Acting commission chairman John Brewin said Tuesday landlords can be ex- empted from the ceiling under a section of the landlord and tenant act if they sign a contract with the commission "to regulate rents payable by tenants during a period of not less than five years." British ship blamed VANCOUVER (CP) The British freighter Erawan was found wholly to blame Tues- day for a collision which oc- curred with the Japanese freighter Sun Diamond in the outer reaches of Vancouver harbor Sept. 25, 1973. ;