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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta White House 'tough guy' thought he was above law By SEYMOUR M. HERSH New York Times Service WASHINGTON Charles W. in a interview about his days as a White House tough has declared that he and other high level aides were convinced that they were the while working for President Nixon. Despite he insisted during a four-hour tape recorded interview last he's done a tremendous job as And he said he has no in his files that would provide the House judi- ciary committee with more evidence in the current impeachment proceedings. who has been ordered to begin a minimum one-year prison term on did characterize the president's release of the edited White House transcripts last May as of the poorest exercises of political judgment I've Again he that contrary to many published reports he was not distressed by the president's seemingly harsh appraisal of his character that emerged from those transcripts. Colson also discussed his negative public and press image characterizing himself as a victim of what he termed an mindset among the press corps. If he did serve as a he it was at the specific direction of the president. Some of the questions and answers in the Colson interview are as Q. There were an awful lot of stories in 1971 about Colson the hatchet saying he doesn't mind that it gets out that he's a tough he's going to do things. A. Did I mind No. The real answer to I is that I did not want to see the press. So there was a practical reason in terms of the internal White House politics. I if I started getting good I'd be suspect. Anybody on the White House staff and this was a grave mistake that I think we made anybody on the White House staff who got good press had to automatically be suspect because you must have been cultivating the and to cultivate the press meant you had to give them and the whole attitude was don't give them a damned thing. Q. What is the president talking about When he says in the White House tapes that Chuck would do What does he Is he saying that in fear of what you A. No. The 'Chuck would do anything remark' I heard him make dozens of times. I had a very good relationship with but he used me in a way that he found but it didn't enhance my popularity standing in the White House. When something was bogged he would always get me into it and 'now 1 don't care' one of his favorite expressions to me 'Break all the china in this place I don't give a damn. I'll back you up. Just get this done'. And then bravely I would get it done. And he would goad the other members of the staff with that. And that's why there were times of bitter and intense rivalry between me and John Ehrlichman and times of bitter feelings between Henry Kissinger and myself because the president would kind of set me up in the sense that he would give me something to I would get it and then he'd turn around and say Colson can do why can't the rest of you guys get off your duff.' VOL. The Lethbridge Herald JULY 1974 1'6 Pages 15 CENTS Among the turnout of voters in the federal election this morning were the candidates. Those voting in Lethbridge are shown above. From left are Vern Social Credit Bessie Candidates vote New Democratic candidate and Sven Liberal candidate. Ken Progressive Conservative was to vote in Fort Macleod. Old woes plague j Hopes rise for early end to meat dispute new government I By HENRY GINIGER New York Times Service LISBON Portuguese officials are more optimistic these days as the first great wave of social unrest that swept the country after the military coup of April 25 appears to have lost most of its force. But none of the problems that contributed to the overthrow of the old regime are yet near and in the rush to democracy some new ones have been created. On the three main the war in the economic situation at home and the organization of a new political there are no clear days ahead. Premier Adeline Da Palma Carlos complained a few weeks ago that the provisional government put into power by the armed forces in the middle of May had to spend so much time putting out that it had lit- tle time to devote to drawing up programs and policies. The in form of demonstrations and a general tendency to defy have not been completely extinguished but the country is gradually resuming work and the government has been able to get down to more basic business. With the start of publication of a series of financial and social measures the present political coalition running from communists to conservatives had adopted a middle of the road policy designed to assure private business that it is not out to overthrow capitalism and the Portuguese working that it is interested in its welfare and wishes to promote social justice. All the political including the com- have accepted the thesis that until represen- tative government is established in Portugal there can be no basic change and if the country is to get through the critical period until the scheduled elections next priority must be given to discipline and work. This is apparent in recent regulations restricting press the alleged abuse of which has already brought heavy fines down on two newspapers. It is ap- parent also in new decrees regulating lockouts and collective which will be published in the next few days. Behind the government's efforts to assert its authority and show a sense of purposefulness is the frequently expressed in political conversations that the country might never get to the promised elections and that the armed having entered the political could do it again. Even with a civilian government the military is omnipresent in vir- tually every field of public administration. Civilians have the feeling that someone is constantly looking over their shoulder. In Portugal the burden is now on the government to show that its new measures can moderate the high rate of inflation that has fed the social unrest .here and begin major expansion. Thus it has had some bad luck. The seesaw strike-lockout dispute continued today in the Alberta meat-packing in- with picketing in Lethbridge and contract talks in Winnipeg. Norm business representative for the Cana- dian Food and Allied said in a telephone interview from Winnipeg that contract talks were going on. There were only two issues remain- ing between the union and the three major wages and contract length he said. There was no reason for a long delay before a settlement could be said Mr. Leclaire. However picket lines were still up in Alberta. There had been conditions attached to the end of the month-old lockout of Alberta employees of the three com- panies which were unaccep- table to the he added. Alberta Labor Minister Bert Hohol said in a telephone interview from Winnipeg talks were taking place there Typhoon kills 100 in Jypan TOKYO Typhoon Gilda left more than 100 persons dead and missing in its sweep past the Japanese police said today. At least 83 persons were killed and 21 are mostly as a result of landslides caused by accom- panying torrential rains. Another 130 persons were reported thousands of homes were flooded or destroyed and 83 bridges washed away. because national union of- ficials were already there for a meeting. Negotiations terms and ratification methods for a national agreement had already been said Dr. Hohol Only contract terms remained. The labor minister said the talks were for a national agreement and any settle- ment resulting would be sub- mitted to all union members for ratification. The lockout of employees by the Swift's and Canada Packers chains in Alberta began June 5 after contract talks broke down. Premier Peter Lougheed announced last week it would be ended and later met with union of- ficials to urge a return to work. Ethiopian aristocracy told to give up weapons ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia's rebel military reformers told feudal aristocrats Sunday to give back government property they had taken and give up their private arsenals. The soldiers set a Friday deadline in an official radio broadcast The broadcast stepped up pressure on landowning princes and suspected corrupt bureaucrats sought for military arrest as opponents of land reform and similar measures. The pre- eminent in Ethiopia since mutinies last is seeking peaceful changes to reduce Emperor Haile Selassie to a constitutional monarch and to increase parliamentary power. Soldiers have moved cautiously against the partly because some princes are said still to maintain private armies with automatic weapons and many Ethiopians bear arms. One member of the crown Haile Selassie's top advisory was reported to have three machine-guns in his Ad- dis Ababa home. Troops patrolled the airport and other installations for the 10th and the capital remained under an 11 p.m. but there were few soldiers in the streets. The city was so calm that a tourist who flew in after reading about the crisis where's the including the went to church as and the city's smart set lingered over afternoon drinks at luxury hotels. Seen and heard About town Mrs. Elizabeth Balrd receiving many happy returns and Hurlburt campaigner Elizabeth DeArmond receiv- ing many happy returns from their son and brother Fleming Baird of Scotland. Voter turnout appears Voter turnout in Lethbridge this morning for the federal election was according to Edwin chief returning officer. Mr. Davidson said about 10 to 12 per cent of eligible voters had gone to their polls by late based on obser- vations in about one quarter of the city's polling stations. But Progressive Conser- vative party officials were calculating a slightly higher turnout than last year in the polls they had results from. Campaign manager Bob Babki said PC scrutineers had sent in results from about 50 per cent of city polls at press time. But the Conservatives' figures include a heavy ad- vance so their figures for today could be inflated. All Lethbridge candidates in today's election have arrang- ed to watch the results with their campaign workers. The Progressive Conser- vatives have established an election night headquarters in a meeting room at the El Rancho Hotel. Results forwarded from the regular Ken Hurlburt campaign head- quarters in the city will be posted as they come in. The Liberals will watch the results at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. Mr. the Liberal can- has his normal head- quarters in a mobile home near the restaurant. New Democrats will congregate at their campaign 612 3rd Ave. to watch candidate Bessie An- nand's progress. Social Crediters will gather at can- didate Vern Young's head- quarters in the Hunt Building at the corner of 5th Avenue and 7th Street S The Medicine Hat and Socreds will monitor election returns from their downtown area headquarters tonight. The New Democratic which ran its campaign from a small one-roof office rented the Columbia Club lounge at 350 1st Ave. N.E. for its elec- tion night observance. Three of the four 'Hat can- didates cast their ballots at polls near their homes this while Social Credit candidate Ed Ens voted in his home riding of Calgary South in the advance poll last weekend. Of the only Conser- vative incumbent Bert who ranches near Walsh at the Saskatchewan was able to vote for himself. Liberal challenger Bud who farms at and -New Democrat Lauranne Hem- from voted in the Crowfoot constituency. Inflation has been the central issue in the six-week campaign and many observers feel the party stands on this issue will decide who will form the next government. The Progressive Conser- vatives have advocated in- comes and prices controls to halt rising but the other three major parties have re- jected this proposal and have put forth their own solutions. The polls indicate a tight vote and most observers predict the election will leave the country with its ninth minority government. Poisonous toads hunted with recorded love call Australia Five escaped sugar cane toads will have a special re- quest played for them this week over radio stations in this tropical North Australian town The will be a sample of the toads' mating taped by a university professor in the hope that the five all dangerous to will be caught once people recognize the toads' distinctive night-time sound. The professor of the northern territory wildlife department will tour the suburbs of this town of 000 persons playing the call from tape recorders in an ef- fort to lure the toads into the open. What began as a chuckle three weeks ago has become a serious matter. The toads are known as vacuum capable of eating anything from cigarette butts to table tennis balls. 18 toads were brought to Darwin from Queensland by a biology teacher who wanted to use them in school lessons. ..They escaped from his and the hunt has been on since. Wildlife department of- ficers and schoolchildren managed to account for all but five. Choirs illness may be serious Special to The Herald PEKING As Canadians go to the polls today to decide the fate of their prime the people of China will be entertaining concerns of a different order about the head of their government. Chou who has steered the country through its first quarter century of may be a sicker man than most people have hitherto dared to think. The official New China news agency disclosed at the weekend that the 76-year-old who first revealed his illness two months is in hospital. The report acknowledged carried in the People's is the first official word that the Chinese people have had that the premier's health is in question. As is often the case with dis- closures of the first impor- tance in this one was tucked away in a routine ac- count of the premier's meeting on Friday with Senator Henry Jackson. In the body of the almost as though it were an incidental was the fact that the meeting took place a With the story was a photograph showing Chou standing between the senator and his with the two Americans pressed closely at his shoulders. Escapees surrender MONTREAL Two escapees from a maximum- security psychiatric institute surrendered to police and a doctor Sunday night after holding a nurse hostage for more than four hours while they confused police by con- tinually changing demands during roadside negotiations. A spokesman for Montreal Urban Community police said the two aged 16 and were taken to police head- quarters for questioning after giving themselves up just before 10 p.m. EOT. Their names were not released. Their Micheline was unharmed and in .good the spokesman said. Inside S Classified........12-15 Comics.............3 Comment...........4 j-j District........11 Family............16 S Local V Markets............8 Theatres............5 8 TV I Weather............2 LOW TONIGHT I HIGH TUBS. SHOWERS. 55 ;