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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-10,Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LiTHBniOQE HERALD-Thurtdi». Jnuwy 10.1«^* News In brief Skylab hunts for fuel Former Siilivitor Central disputes ITT case HOUSTON (AP) -Observations of the earth and sun by the Skylab 3 astronauts might discover untapped sources of energy for a power-hungry globe. They are searching for petroleum deposits and sources of geothermal ener^ in many countries. From the sun they seek secrets of thermonuclear fusion, which might Lead to an endless, pollution-free power. Although today was scheduled as a day off in space, astronauts Gerald Carr, William Pogue and Edward Gibson scheduled time to view the sun through Skylab’s powerful telescope cameras. They are in the 56th day of the planned 84-day mission. As part of their earth-re-sources surveys, the Skylab astronauts have aimed cameras and sensors at potential petroleum-bearing areas in the U.S., South America, Africa and the Far East. Radar imagery may reveal broad gentle geologic fields that commonly serve as reservoirs for petroleum. Some U.S. oil companies are using data obtained by the first two Skylab crews to aid in oil exploration. New York Timet Service WASHINGTON - Erwin N. Griswold, former Solicitor General of the United SUtes, said Wednesday that he disagreed with part of the White House versiori of the controversial anti-trust cas« against the International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation. Tîie discrepancy between the White House account - and what happened, Griswold said in a telephone interview, involved the timing of the White House authorization for an appeal by the Justice Department to The Supreme Court of a district court decision against the government in the Grinnell ease, one of the three suits against ITT acquisitions. Quite aside from this question of the appeal chronology, the president’s account, in the view of those who have followed the multifaceted ITT case, was open to criticism for not making any specific mention of the numerous meetings of ITT and then administration officials. These included Vice President Spiro Agnew, Attorney General John Mitchell, Secretary of the Treasury John Connally, White House domesUc affairs adviser John Ehrlichman, White House aide Charles W. Colson, and White House foreign econcamics adviser Peter Peterson. These meetings were disclosed in 13 "politically sensitive*’ memos and letters by ITT officials which were made public last March by the Senate Foreign Relations sub-committee on multinational corporaticHis and the House Commerce sub-committee on investigations. The White House and the securities and exchange commission had tried to keep them out of the hands of congressional committees by sending them from the SEC to the justice department shortly before the 1972 election. In a sUtement yesterday, the White House said that on April 19, 1971, President Nixon called then Deputy Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst and ordered that an appeal of the Grinnell case not be filed. Griswold’s office had prepared the appeal, and the deadline for filing the so-called jurisdictional statement was the next day, April 20. Although the White House account made no mention of it, Kleindienst — according to a statement last Oct. 31 — told the president he would resign rather than carry out the order. Kleindienst said that on April 20 he got a 3(klay extension of time for filing of the appeal “to enable the president to consider my position." As related yesterday by the White House, the president talked to Attorney General Mitchell on April 21, and was advised by him that “it was inadvisable for the president to onler no appeal.” But Griswold said Wednesday that he had not received White House authoriza* tion to proceed with the ap^al until nearly a month after Mitchell was said to have advised the president that Griswold might resign if the appeal were dropped. “I didn’t get authorization until about May 15,16, or 17,” Griswold said. “It was shortly before the extension would have expired.” Griswold said he could not explain why the White House waited so long on authorization of the appeal if there wctc apprehensi<Mi that he might resign. He refused to comment specifically on whether he had actually threatened to resign. J Helicopter crash kills four CRANBROOK, B.C. (CP)—An Okanagan Helicopters Ltd. pilot and three members of a British Columbia Hydro work crew were killed Wednesday in a helicopter crash 20 miles east of this southeastern B.C. community. Pilot Art Druet, 44, of Cran-brook had been a pilot for about 20 years and had been Okanagan Helicopters’ base manager in Cranbrook for the last 12 years. Two of his dead passengers were identified as Ronald Kelly, 33, of Cranbrook and Arron Ens, 31, of Aldergrove, B.C. Name of the fourth victim was not released. The passengers were part of a B.C. Hydro crew working to remove an old power line near the Bull Hiver dam. Aa Okanagan Helicopters spokesman said the helicopter went down in a canyon after hitting a power line. Weekend sentence appealed WINNIPEG (CP) - A sentence of 15 weekends in jail for Andrew Melvin Sinclair, 40. of Winnipeg for indecently assaulting a nine-year-old girl has been appealed as inadequate by the Manitoba attorney-general’s department. Sinclair pleaded guilty to the charge in provincial judges court. The appeal contends the sentence was inadequate because of the serious nature Crosby tissue tested of the offence, which carries a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment, the age of the girl, and the physical attack which accompanied the indecent assault. The appeal also stated the sentence lacked a deterrent effect. Sinclair twice attempted to have intercourse with the girl, the second time witnessed by the girl’s 12-year-old brother who called police. BURLINGTON, Calif. (AP) — Doctors say they have tested tissue from Bing Crosby’s afflicted lung and found no indication of cancer. The 69-year-old singer entered Peninsula Hospital here New Year’s Eve for what was then diagnosed as pleurisy. , Crosby's family doctor Dr. Stanley Hänfling, said Wednesday that the crooner has a lesion about two inches long and IVz inches wide on the upper part of his left lung. He said the lung also has an abscess. Dr. Hänfling said a team of chest and lung specialists has been called in to help deter-, mine how best to treat Crosby’s condition.^ Culture plan starting for 1976 Olympics Comet delights scientist Diefenbaker, IN DP irked by Senate CAMBHUXIE, Mass. (AP) — A leading comet expert says the comet Kohoutek still may be the "comet of the century” to scientists. While early predictions of a spectacular sight on the horizon will not come true, Dr. Brian' Marsden of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory said Wednesday that Kohoutek’s behavior is not any more unpredictable than other comets. "Kohoutek is a better-than-averagecomet," Dr. Marsden said. Comet Kohoutek was discovered March 7 of last year by Dr. Lubos Kohoutek, an astronomer in Hamburg, West Germany. Dr. Marsden said ordinarily the comet probably would not have been discovered until October, and it would not have attracted so much attention. DISCOVERED EARLY "But because it was discovered so early, scientists could prepare, and speaking as an astronomer, I’m delighted at the scientific observations made,” Dr. Marsden said. “No comet has been studied as extensively as this one and what is learned should be incredible.” Plane crashes in jungle BOGOTA (Reuter) - A Colombian airliner with 29 per- BRIDGE RUG & DRAPES LTD. FflEE EtTIMATCt Phon« 329-4722 collìse mall sons aboard crashed in mountainous jungle territory south of here Wednesday night. First reports indicat«! that all aboard-were killed. Authorities said the plane carried 26 passengers and three crew members. Earlier, officials reported that 40 per* sons were believed to be aboard. WHISKY!. From Winnipeg to the Rockies, whiskey Kept the Prairies in a ferment for 50 years. Weekend Magazine this Saturday explains what It was lilte, in an excerpt from James Gray's book “Booze". Read how the crusade against whiskey went on and on, and why the prohibitory structure crashed down in ruins. in your Lethbrlds* HtmM W«*lt*nd Magtiln« By KEN POLE OTTAWA (CP) - John Die-fenbaker and the New Democratic Party emerged as (Commons rebels with causes concerning the Senate Wednesday. The former Conservative prime minister is up in arms about part of the government’s wiretap bill. He vowed to stand alone if his party supports the bill in its present form, which is as amended by the Senate. Equally irate, the NDP is upset because the upper chamber has veto power over the emergency energy allocation bill. Stanley Knowles, the party’s House leader, said it would be preposterous for the Senate to have veto power over the Commons and cabinet while “Canadians might be freezing.” All the commotion dimmed hopes Parliament might adjourn Friday. The wiretap bill, which would outlaw all private bugging and restrict police use of electronic eavesdropping devices, was passed by the Commons last month. The Senate removed a provision under which the subject of a legal wiretap would have to be informed by an attorneygeneral within 90 days after its removal. This brought the bill back to the Commons where Justice Minister Otto Lang, hoping to please both Houses of Parliament, came up with a substitute clause that would let the judge authorizing the wiretap decide when and whether a subject should be informed. DIEF DETERMINED But Mr. Dlefenbaker, apparently against his party’s tendency, wants no part of this proposal. “I will vote with my party on most questions,” the veteran MP and lawyer said in an interview. “But when it is a question of principle, I will vote on those principles. “There can be no justification for tapping a telephone and not informing the person being tapped. That is a safeguard for ordinary Canadians, and without it their freedoms could be interfered with. “The Senate set that aside and I say if they want a free-for-all, let’s let them have it. I will oppose this compromise and I can't understand how Neiv senators Former New Brunswick premier, Louis Robictiaud (left) and Daniel Riley, a former member of the Robichaud qatnnet (right) were formaiiy sworn in as members of the Senate Wednesday night. With the new senators are Speaker Muriel Ferguson and government Senate leader Paul Martin, By JAMES NELSON OTTAWA (CP) - Federal officials begin a series of meetings next week with their provincial counterparts to plan Canada’s cultural pn^ram for the 1976 Olympics. Officials from the secretary of state department, coordinating Ottawa’s participation, will fly to the Atlantic provinces and the following week they will fly west. At this stage, the discussion will not go much beyond exploring how the provinces want to participate in a cross-Canada festival during the spring and summer of 1976, built around the Games, to be held in Montreal during the last two weeks of July. But if plans develop as federal officials anticipate, it is expected the so-called cultural Olympics will range from Indian pow-wows to grand opera performances scattered across the country, culminating in a festival of Canadian cultural events in Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. Officials think the cultural binge should be primarily Canadian. International per’ ‘ forming artists and groups are expected to be engaged in the United States in the 1976 bicentennial celebration of U.S. independence. SOME SPILLOVER However, there are possibilities the two major events, the Olympics and the bicentenary, will spill both ways anyone could take another position.” Mr. Diefenbaker may be alone within his party but he has support in other parts of the House, apparently including isabinet ministers. Mr. Lang is believed running into some strong objections ^ dllctlVcl    tieatnS within cabinet. He is supported, too, by the New Democrats. Mr. Knowles feels the Commons should not give an inch on the bill, that it should be sent back to the Senate in the original form. Bus aid for aged stalled Mass murderer sentenced DINE AND I DANCE LOUNGE «SUDS’ THUR*.,FRI.,tAT. DONALSONVILLE, Ga. (AP) - George Dungee was found guilty Wednesday and sentenced to death in the mass murders last May 14 of five farmers and a young farm Dungee is the second Maryland man to be convicted on six counts of murder and sentenced to die in the electric chair. Judge Walter Geer set the electrocution for Feb. IS—the same date he set for Carl Isaacs, 20, of Peakville, Md. He was sentenced to death last week in the shootinp of the prominent Alday farm family in south Georgia. Isaac’s half-brother, Wayne Coleman, 27, goes on trial Monday. Dungee, 35, escaped with Coleman and Isaacs from a minimum-security prison in Maryland nine days before the slayjngs. He had been serving an 18-month sentence for contempt of court. ELKS, PUgUMIHBO EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. ie GAMES NIW $500 BLACKOUT Playtd Tin Won (No Nutnbor Limit) No one unöer 16 years allowed Pl'Bl.lC - UPSTAIRS wr“ Jan. 1ölh-"BRID0ET0WN TRIO AIRS- ThurirJan. iOlh-"BRIDOETOWN TRIO' Fri., Jin. nih-'* ALBERT A RANCH BOYS" S«turd«y, January 12th— Upstalrs<~"Dave Sh«ar«r and Ih* LampLightars” EDMONTON (CP) - A city proposal Wednesday to provide alternate transportation for senior citizens during-the transit strike drew criticism from both the transit workers and spokesmen for the elderly people. Bill Mack, business agent for Local 569, Amalgamated Transit Workers Union, said the move probably will create more confusion than now exists. He said the city should be using its management perogatives by “putting all vehicles back on the road, instead of only a few for a special group.” The city announced it would pay about f7,(XI0 a week to the Society for the Retired and Semi-Retired to finance the operation of 13 yellow school buses to drive elderly persons from their homes and centres to hospitals, shopping facilities and downtown. Drivers would be obtained from private companies and service was expected to start today and be rotated throughout the city. Mary Engelmann, coordinator for the society, said the service probably would be “only a drop in the bucket” when it is realized there are about 38,000 senior citiiens in this city of 441,000, Meanwhile, a city commission board meeting was scheduled today at 2 p.m. to brief aldermen on the latest talks between the city and the union which represents the transit workers who went on strike Nov. » in support of new contract proposals. meets students BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand’s most-powerful student leaders met with Premier Kakuei Tanaka of Japan today, said the meeting was not satisfactory and threatened to turn the students loose on all Japanese in the country. Sombat Thamrongtanya-vong, secretary-general of the 400,000-member National Student Centre, said if the Thai government tails to prevent Japanese domination of the economy "then we will have to do it our own way.” THE CANADIAN PRESS New ,'Vork-Mrs. David Sar-noff, 70, widow of the former chairman of RCA Ltd. Moscow-Lev Oborin, 66, Soviet pianist who gave many concerts in the West, and the first to perform major works of Soviet composers such as Aram Kechaturyan and Sergei Prokofiev. across the border. Touring companies visiting the U.S. are almost certain to play in some Canadian cities as well. Officials here think a properly-organized Canadian cultural festival for the Olympics can be sold abroad, both in films and television performances and as an attraction for tourist visitors. In its bid to have the 1976 Olympics take place in Montreal, the city promised the International Olympic Committee it would provide some cultural activities for visitors. Planning so far has been meagre, beyond co-ordinating the kind of cultural activity that normally goes on in Montreal. Fuel crisis may hurt the Games MONTREAL (CP) - Le Devoir says that if the energy crisis does not improve in the next few months, it could have a serious effect on revenues from sales connected with the promotion of the 1976 Summer Olympics. Olympics officials were not available for comment. The newspaper says that the energy question has become one aspect of two studies already commissioned by the organizing committee. The first deals with the influence of the Canadian dollar’s stability on the success of the $500 million Olympic coins program, half the proceeds of which are to be turned over to the Games’ organizing committee to meet 80 per cent of its operating budget. A second study is concerned with the effects of the Games on the Canadian economy and more precisely, the effects on the regional economy. Japanese feel No. 1 TOKYO (Reuter) — Most Japanese consider themselves superior to people from other countries, says an opinion poll by the Japan Broadcasting Corp. The survey shows that 91 per cent of the Japanese are glad to have been bom in Japan and that 60 per cent think the Japanese have a higher ability than other peoples. Tel Aviv massacre man seeks shelter OTTAWA (CP) — Conservative Paul Hellyer said Wednesday that a man wanted in connection with the 1972 massacre at Lod Airport in Tel Aviv is seeking residence in Canada. Mr. Hellyer (Toronto Trinity) identified the man as a Christian Karl Ring, a German citizen believed living in Montreal. He told the Commons that Mr. Ring entered Canada as a tourist in May, 1972, but was ordered deported. His appeal now is being considered.    .    , Mr. Hellyer said Mr. Ring is wanted for questionmg by Italian police concerning the terrorist attack on the Tel Aviv airport, in which people were indiscriminately shot to death. The terrorists flew to Tel Aviv from Rome, where they had apparently picked up their guns.    . . „ He said Mr. Ring also is wanted for questioning in Switzerland concerning a wounding incident and asked Immigration Minister Robert Andras why Mr. Ring had been made to feel welcome here. Mr. Andras replied that Mr. Ring has been ordered deported, “which is not exactly a welcome. ' Outside the Commons, Mr. Hellyer said Mr. Rmg would not have been able to enter Canada at all if it had not been for “sloppy immigration laws and sloppy administration by the government.” Chile refugees shellered New York Time* Service BERLIN East Germany has granted asylum to 400 refugees from Chile, thus becoming the first east bloc country to fulfill Communist pledges of solidarity with the victims of last September's rightist coup in that country. Neu«9 Deutschland, the party newspaper, said a large group of Chilean refugees arrived in East Berlin on Monday. ’They flew into East Germany from an undisclosed point, landing at Schonefeld Airport. "So far more than 40« Chilean democrats and patriots as well as citizens from other Latin American countries who lived in Chile have found shelter from the persecutions of the military junta and were given a new homestead in the German democratic republic,” the paper said 'The Soviet Union and its eastern European allies have continuously launched sharp attacks on the leaders of the military coup that overthrew ihe Allcnde government Yet, despite professions of solidarity with the victims, only East Germany so far has accepted any of the fugitives ..RSCIriVE According to diplomats in East Beriin, East Germany’s decision was caused in part by the government’s eagerness to win the approval of the United Nations, which had granted the two Germany’s membership last fall. The office of the United Nations high commissioner for refugees is in charge of finding shelter for the Chilean fugitives, and has had considerable trouble doing so. West Germany has accepted 230 Chileans and promised to lake more. a«-' \j \s D“SJ-MvR^CriiVL'4-CO'^’ ;