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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Security conference hailed as new chapter in history HELSINKI (CP) The Eu- ropean security conference, bringing together delegates from 35 countries, officially be- gan its work today, setting its seal of approval on the agenda and rules of procedure agreed on by experts during months of preliminary sessions. The approval came as a relief to some participants who had feared that questions might be raised about the recommended procedure and ing issues already, thrashed out at the preparatory meetings. Secretary-General Kurt Wald- beim of the United Nations set the tone for the conference's in- augural assembly, hailing the evfcnt as an expression of "a major new trend in inter- national affairs." "It also represents the begin- ning of a new and hopeful chap- terr in European and world Waldheim told the for. eign ministers representing states that range from Russia to Monaco. The secretary-general con- ceded that "there, is some cau- tion about the results of this conference." Nothing is easy or simple and the memories of war in Europe are long-ones, he said. But Waldheim cited "a new mood of cautious but real across Europe. The current conference and the UN General Assembly's ac- tion in recommending the ad- mission of the two Germanys into the world organization "symbolized the growing de- tente in Europe, one of the ma- jor developments of our time." The conference, which seeks to agree on East-West economic co-operation and freer move- ment of peoples as well as con- tinental security, will spend this weejt hearing speeches estab- lishing the guidelines favored by the various participants for the gruelling committee work probably due to start in Geneva two months from now. Canada and the United States are represented along with Eu- ropean states. External Affairs Minister Mit- chell Sharp arrived In the Fin- nish capital for today's opening session only one hour before the inaugural ceremonies began. He had attended a Monday celebration in London marking the TWa birthday of Britain's foreign secretary, Sir Alec Douglas-Home. The conference is serving as, among other things, a showcase for what Finnish President Urho Kekkonen called his coun- try's policy of "peace-oriented neutrality." "Like all the peoples of Eu- rope we greet the inauguration of the conference with and Kekkonen said. "Our co-operation Is not reeled against any state or tinent and should constitute an important contribution to world peace and said Ahti Karjalainen, the Finnish foreign minister. The LetKbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 171 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JULY 3, 1973 TEN CENTS TWO PAGES GOPHER DERBY: CHEERING ONLY HELENA, Mont (AP) WiJfa regrets, Mon- tana's Board of Horse Racing has denied pan- mutuel betting in a race pitting gopher aginst go- ohcr The board said it did not have Hie authority to officially sanction betting in the United States Open Gopher Derby for July Shelby. Board director Ed Carney told promoters in a letter: "Ths office appreciates the innovative spir- it of those who have come up with this unique idea and rsgrst that the law does not permit us to gwe you official sanction." _ He suggested a proposal allowing betting in the gopher race might be put before the session of the state legislature. A field of 288 gophers was expected to com- pete "for the prize money, with the top finisher tak- ing and the rest of the purse to be divided be- tween the other finalists. Controls eased on soybeans WASHINGTON (AP) The "United States has slap- ped stiff export controls on iron and steel scrap met- als after U-S. prices reached a Ifr-year high. Curbs on corn exports may also be under consideration. At the same time, Commerce Secretary Frederick Dent announced Monday be has eased a five-day total, embargo on the exports of soybeans and cottonseed major animal feeds in tbe U.S. bat vital foodstuffs for human consumption abroad. When soybsan controls went into effect June 27, Dent warned that if any substantial increase in export demand for corn developed as a result, limits on tM flow of corn overseas would be necessary. State and commerce department officials said they are continuing to watch this possibility. But a second look at U.S. domestic requirements for soybeans convinced the commerce department that it could release 33 million bushels of produce for export. Tbe amount represents about one-hatf of infilled con- tracts for delivery in the remainder of the 1973 crop year. Dent also announced that short tons pounds compared with pounds for a long ton of soybean oil, cake and meal can be exported by Aug. Si. This amounts to 40 per cent of the unshipped cos- tracts. The commerce department announced when con- trols first were placed ou soybeans and cottonseed that it would announce July 2 the quantities that would be available for export and the methods to be used in the allocation of tbe available supply. JAPAN, EEC UPSET Tbe amount made available was larger than ex- pected after sharp reactions in Japan and the .Euro- pen Economic Community developed last weak when tbe controls were announced. The freeze on metal exports affects orders of more than 500 tons placed after July i. The commerce department said it took action after domestic needs for iron and steel scrap and expected exports reached an estimated total of 54.4 million tons, or 18 per cent more than tbe previous Ugh last year. Japan takes about one-half of tbe total U.S. experts of scrap iron and steel. Dent announced that the Japanese government agreed to defer until 1974 the delivery of one million tons of scrap imports previously ordered from the Unitd States. He said Japan also agreed to spread out tbe shipments of scrap in order to avoid disruption of the U.S. meket A Japanese official said Japan has decided to limit imports of scrap iron from tha U.S. "to maintin good trade relations1' and to avoid a possible trade ation with the U.S. The metal controls limit licences for exports after July 1 to 500 short tons. Each licence is valid for 21 days, after -which exports can apply for renewal, winch may or may not be granted. Inside Mrf Wxon She's just found a list with her name onn'' Classified 22-26 Comics..........20 Comment 4, 5 District 3 Local News Markets........ 21 Sports WO Entertainment 7 TV 6 Weather ........2 LOW TONIGHT SS, HIGH WED. M: SHOWERS, WARM Missing in Vietnam Capt. Fletcher Thomson (left) of Otta wa and Capt. Ian Patten of Etobicbke, Ont. are shown conducting an Investigation nea r tin ICCS team site in Vietnam The two men disappeared northeast of Saigon last Wee k and are said la be held by the Viet Cong. Drugs sought at sea VICTORIA (CP) Members of iie SCMP drug squad contin- ued their search Monday for more than pounds of hash- ish they alleged was either at tiie bottom of Quatsino Sound off Vancouver Island, stashed on the island, aboard two seized vessels or on an unknown third vessel. Police said Canadian Armed Forces personnel were guarding a converted United States min- esweeper at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt here while RCMP with a dog team were going over a Canadian-owned fishboat in the sound, about 260 miles north of here on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Tbe two ships were seized Troops must stay to prevent war LONDON (AP) The prime minister of the Irish republic has endorsed Britain's political plans for Northern Ireland and says British troops must remain there to prevent civil war. Prime Minister Liam Cbsgrave __________________________ urged Roman Catholics in Ul- ster to hdp make Northern Ire- 1 f land's new legislative assembly Ukotoks laces worfc appealed to politicians to promote recoDci- II liation between tbe Protestant DOilUtlOll aDd Catholic communities. v" "Northern Ireland's greatest need now is political structures and institutions which will pro- mote Cosgrave toW a meetng of right-wing memers of tbe British Con- servative party Monday night. It was Dublin's strongest en- dorsement of British efforts to bring peace to Northern Ire- land. British officials hope it vdfl encourage CaUwlics to abandon the Irish Republican i_ Army CALGARY (CP) A water quality order carrying a maxi- mum fine of per day may be issued to tbe town of Oko- toks unless something is done quickly to stop almost raw sew- being dumped into tbe Sheep Rher that runs through t5oe town 35 miles, south of Cal- gary, an environment ment official says. Phil tiUman. head of the de- partment's southern Alberta branch based in Calgary, said hi an interview that Okotoks is "definitely violating" a gov- ernment standsrd on river dumping from 9 sen-age plant source. He said "almost raw sew- was oozing out of tbe sewage treatment outlet right at th; Sherj River bank, due to a small, overloaded and out- dated primary plant built some 30 years ago. Saturday In Quatsino Sound by a joint boarding party of RCMP and armed forces personnel from destroyer-escort HMCS MacKenzie. Alexander Derenzi of San Francisco, owner and operator of the unregistered 1917 model converted minesweeper sville, was in jail here along with his crew. The captain and his young crew of six women and six men were charged with conspiracy to import narcotics. They are to appear in court To- day. Five Canadians and two Americans from the fishboat Gondola appeared in court Sat- urday in Port Hardy, B.C., near Quatsino Sound, charged with conspiracy to import drugs. Andrew George Newmyn of Vancouver, Brian Edward Lewis of Nanaimo, B.C., John Colin Thompson of Vancouver, Ralph Stanley and Kenneth Henry Carpenter, both of North Vancouver, B.C., and tbe two Americans, Gary Lee Jackson and Dennis Wilcher, were flown to North Vancouver after their Port Hardy court appearance. They were remanded to appear Wednesday in North Vancouver court. Two Canadians missing Queen in west for tour finale SAIGON (AP) Tbe Viet Cong said today that they as- sume no responsibility for two missing Canadian officers of the Vietnam truce-observer force. The Viet Cong indicated they suspect, that the officers may have gone nto Communist-con- trolled territory with ill in- tention. The officers, Capt. Ian Patten of Toronto and Capt Fletcher Thomson of Ottawa, have been mossing since last Thursday near Xuan Loc, 45 miles north- east of Saigon. Field reports and South Viet- namese and Canadian author- ities said that they are being detained by the Viet Cong. In the meantime, the Inter- national Commission of Control and Supervision (ICCS) made another effort in seeking the re- The in the gary and in a meeting to send a fetter to the Joint MBttftry Com- mission (JMC) composed of the South Vietnamese and the Viet ftSfOTftf it to offer its co-operation" in start- ing a search for tbe missing Ca- nadans. The JMC alap quested to provide of safety for the search: It was not immediately deter- mined when the search was to begin. VIOLATION CHARGED The South Vietnamese gov- ernment said the Viet Cong have violated tbe Paris agree- ment by holding tbe Canadians. Government 'spokesman Bui Bap True told reporters at the daily news briefing: "These two Canadians, they went out alone, they wore uniforms, and they belong to the ICCS. And while they are in Vietnam, they per- form then: duty.. So kidnapping them, holding them, arresting them, jailing them, imprisoning them, and refusing to give in- formation about them are viola- tons." Canadian Ambassador Michel Gauvin has said that no matter whether the officers were on an official mission or not they should be entitled to fredom of movement as members of the ICCS. CHAKLOTTETOWN (CP) After a folksy program cele- brating Prince Edward Island's centennial, tbe Queen and Prince Philip left here today on the last leg of their Canadian tour. They will pay a brief visit to Thunder Bay, Ont., en route to Regina to take part in RCMP Independent monarchies suggested LONDON (CP) A British historian suggests the setting up of' independent monarchies in Canada and other dominions as "'a of countering republi- can influence. Pursuing a tiieme raised in a --.letter to The Times last week .Lord O'Neill, a former prime minister of Northern Ire- land, Dr. Simon Collier> chair- man of centennial ceremonies. Then they move to Calgary to open the annual Stampede and -end the visit. They will be back in August for the British Com- monwealth conference. The three-day P.E.L visit was marked by a simple, warm and homey welcome everywhere. About 800 people were at the airport to watch the departure. VISIT A FARM The last visit the royal couple made on the island was to a federal agricultural research station, a.ISO-acre farm in tbe western section of the city. Tbe Queen and Prince Philip spent about 35 minutes .viewing of potato products, forage crops and livestock. She also had a brie! look at an English oak she planted there during a visit as Princess Elizabeth in Earlier today the "Queen cut a ribbon to open Beaconsfield, for the P.E.L Heritage Foundation. As she emerged from the headquarters, the Queen paused to shake hands and chat briefly with three pensioners in wheel-. five to OTfeflTg; suggestions royal residences in the doming ions. "One of the younger princes, for example, could be educated in Canada-and eventually oc- cupy a separate Canadian writes Collier in a let- ter to The Times published to- day. "Canada would thus be en- abled to assume the title of kingdom which the Fathers of Confederation wanted in 1867 but which was denied them by the then British government out of a pusillanimous deference to American republican senti- ments." home. FEELS FAINT The only unhappy incident in the P.E.L visit involved Mar- garet Trudeau. Mrs. Trudeau felt faint during tbe noon hour Centennial ceremony outside the legislature and was taken from the event by Surgeon Com- mander Philip Fulford, the Queen's doctor. She appeared later in tbe day looking fragile, but fine and Dr. Fulford said Mrs. Tru- deau had been through some- thing quite common for her during pregnancy. "There was never anything really wrong with her." U.S. intensifies bombing strikes and hoard About town LOVERS Dave Ma- docbe and Angelo. Manro feeding strawberries to tbe ants at Park Lake CharBc Brant and Ren mar lamenting ths loss of part of their pay cheque? after tbey were stopped for speeding en route to the bank to cash them before tbe long weekend. WASHINGTON (Renter) United States bombing in Cam- bodia has been stepped up as the Nixon admimstraton works against a six-week deadline to force a ceasefire. Tbe intensified bombing was disclosed shortly before tbe White House announced.MoDday night that China's envoy in rastengtoo, Huang Chen, will fly to San Clemente Friday for a meeting with President Nixon. Their talks at tbe California White House, where Nixon is on a working vacation, appear cer- tain to include Cambodia. There have also been strong offocial hints that presidential adviser Henry Kissinger will soon be making another journey to Peking, which could include talks with tbe deposed Cam- bodian head of state, Prince Norodom Sihanouk. The U.S. bombing increase apparently went inio effect last week as Congress and tbe Nixon administration bargained over legislation banning an U.S. air strikes in lododma, in- cluding Cambodia. Nixon to respond to testimony Battle blaze in Montana WOLF CREEK, Mont (AP) fighters today battled a Wazc that had consumed more than acres of Montana forestland northeast of Wolf Creek. Officials said tbe fire began Sunday, apparently caused by li'hlriing. sad they expected it would be controlled by tonight if winds do not whip up the flaner. WASHINGTON Presi- dent Xixon will speak on Water- gate "hi an appropriate forum1' after the Senate Watergate committee concludes the cur- rent phase of its three-pronged investigation, the While House says. The by presi- dralial press secretary Ronald ZiegTer cam? Monday from San Clemente, Calif, where Nixon is staying. In Washington, meanwhOe, the cojumitleVs chief counsel announced that the committee will conduct hearings every from next Tuesday through Aug. 3. commUtee, diaiial by Senator Sam Ervin (Dem. has estimated h will complete by August its work on the phase involving the break-in into the Democratic national committee at the Watergate office apartment building and the subsequent cover-up. Counsel Samuel Dash also listed Monday the names of 20 witnesses the committee plans to call after resuming its hear- ings next week. Congress is in recess this week for the US. in- dependence holiday. In San Clemente. Ziegler ruled out a Nixon news confer- ence befoie the conclusion of tbe first Nixon has not held a news con- ference since March 15 and last spoke publicly on the Watergate scandal May 22. VAGUE ABOUT DATE The presidential spokesman said be could not hs specific Tt-w, plans to speak out or in what manner. But it was the first tune the Whits House has said that the president wiD respond (o testi- mony given to the committee. Ziegler also said Nixon will not appear before the committee or before a federal grand jury in- vesUgdting the Watergate scan- dal. Ervin, Senator ikman! Baker, tbe ranking Republican member, ar.d Senator Lowell Weicker (Rep. Conn.) late last week said they felt Mxon should testify voluntarily in some manner before the com- mittee. None of the committee 7nein- bers could be reached Monday right for comment on Ziegler's. statements. ZieglfT sajd Nixon wl] rot re- spond to 3 request from the Senate committee to appear, "because he feels be has the re- sponsibility to maintain the pre- rogatives cf the executive branch." A grand jury appear- ance would be constitutionally ;