Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Uthbridge Herald VOL. LETHBRIDGE. JULY 11. 1974 15 CENTS 33 Pages 'Pat's diamonds came out of campaign funds9 WASHINGTON The Senate Watergate committee says contributions to President Nixon's 1968 campaign were used to buy his wife expensive diamond earrings and may-have financed thousands of dollars of luxury items for his Florida home. The committee said its investigators also built a strong circumstantial case but not that C. G. the president's closest may have diverted for his own purposes at least part of a contribution from billionaire Howard Hughes. The 350-page report said in- vestigators circumvented Re- bozo's refusal to co-operate in furnishing requested financial statements by subpoenaing the records of Key Biscayne contractors who might have worked either for Rebozo or the president. The effort produced information that in the 1968- 1972 period Rebozo spent more than of it in bills the president's buying such items as a 20-by-40 foot swimming a major architectural changes and a pool table. It also led to the discovery that Rebozo was using four separate trust not in his name but in that of his Thomas the report said. It was through these accounts that money was channelled to buy the diamond earrings for the 60th birthday of Patricia Nixon on March the report said. Federal campaign law does not prohibit using campaign funds for personal but the Internal Revenue Service says any funds so used would have to be declared as taxable income for the individual involved. President Nixon's income taxes for the years 1969 through 1972 do not list any such gifts. The containing 20 diamonds mounted in were ordered from New York jeweller Harry Winston and cost a total of But the president paid only with a personal cheque drawn on a Washington the committee said. The remaining was supplied through the Rebozo- Wakefield trust accounts in the Miami area and most of that amount originated in the 1968 Nixon the report said. PAPER SUPPLY CVT Strikes in the West Coast pulp mills have suspended delivery of paper to The Herald. Not knowing how long the strikes will last and wishing to keep publishing as long The Herald has decided to take immediate steps to conserve.as much newsprint as possible. Part of the conservation measures will be a screening of editorial features. As many as possible will be however readers may find some of their favorite features missing from time to time. Canadian eggs eyed in dumping inquiry Wheat deal report 'completely untrue' Heads shorn A police officer and a soldier in Belfast untie two girls who ware tied to a lamppost in the Falls Road area Wednesday night with their heads shorn and placards around their necks bearing the words The girls were held for three days by a group of masked men. Tfie IRA claims the Anne Mehan and Bernadette were in- formers for the British army. The army said it has no knowledge of this. REGINA The Saskatchewan and Alberta Wheat Pools have labelled as reports that they lost millions of dollars through speculation in high-protein wheat. The general managers of both meeting condemned the Win- nipeg Free Press for originating a story Saturday quoting an unnamed Van- couver trade broker as saying the pools bought tons of wheat at about a bushel and sold it at a loss. The broker was reported as saying 'the Alberta pool sold tons at a loss of about a 2nd the story also Soviets offering aid to Lebanon Seen and heard About town Simpsons-Sears manager John Loewen golfing with Eaton's .boss Ken Rooke and sinking a 30-foot putt with an Eaton's ball Western star Rory in town selling Arizona real saying that in 30 years of acting in Westerns he never once stepped in horse leavings. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Beirut newspapers say Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev has offered to strengthen Lebanon's defences against Israeli attacks. The papers say Brezhnev made his offer in a message to President Suleiman delivered Tuesday by Soviet Ambassador Servar Azimov The authoritative newspaper An Anhar says Brezhnev offered kinds of support and assistance to Lebanon and the Arab countries in order to strengthen their defences against Israeli Lebanon has been the target of numerous Israeli raids in retaliation for attacks by guerrillas from Lebanon on Israeli settlements in which more than 50 Israelis have been killed this year. Lebanon protested to the chairman of the United Nations Security Council Wednesday against an Israeli naval raid Monday night on the Lebanese ports of Tyre and Sarafand. said the Saskatchewan pool's share was sold at under 10 a buchel. Ira general manager of Saskatchewan Wheat said the informa- tion came from unreliable sources in the grain trade eager to discredit the He said a Free Press reporter had been in contact with him about the report before it was published and he declined public comment then. also suggested to the reporter that she check her source very carefully Had I been aware that the untrue in- formation was in fact to be I'd have made it clear at that time that the reference to Sask Pool was in- correct Alberta pool's general Wally said the story will damage the en- tire grain trade. He question- ed the ethics of the source of the newspaper's information Mr. Madill also denied a report in the story that the Alberta pool intends to withdraw from the ex- porting company for the two pools. Inside 'Ruddy Classified....... 20-24 Comics.......... 8 Comment....... 5 District............17 Family........ 19 Local News 16 Markets........... 9 Sports.......... 10-12 Theatres........ 7 TV................ 6 Weather........... 2 Youth............ 28 LOW TONIGHT 55 HIGH FRIDAY 80 THUNDERSHOWERS By BRUCE LEVETT WASHINGTON The United States treasury depart- ment said today it has begun an investigation into the possible dumping of Canadian eggs on U.S. markets. Canadian eggs were men- tioned several weeks ago by Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz as a possible target for retaliation if Canada persisted in its embargo against U.S. beef. Last Canada exported million worth of eggs to the U.S. A treasury department spokesman said that if the in- vestigation shows dumping is taking the department will send the case to the U.S. tariff commission. The as in all dumping then in- vestigates to determine whether U.S. industry is likely to by the imports. If the commission returns an injury special duties may be levied against the imports. Agriculture department officials said that although high state department and agriculture officials went to Ottawa on Wednesday for beef the two issues were not connected. Assistant Secretary David in announcing the treasury department said the move against the egg imports came following a complaint. He did not name the com- plainant. Macdonald said treasury checked with the customs de- partment and information received tends to indicate that the prices of the merchandise sold tor exportation to the U.S. are less than the home market A Canadian source here backed up the agriculture de- partment's contention that the beef and egg issues were not connected in this instance. known this was coming for a he said. Sources close to the scene here say the action against Canadian eggs followed a complaint to the treasury department by the United Egg Producers. An agriculture department source said the egg action coming at a time when beef talks were under way in was and said it was unfortunate thai tne timing might indicate a link between the two issues Speculation that the issues might be connected was based on a statement by Butz late last month. He threatened if Canada did not work out a solution to the beef problem. Pressed for an the secretary said at the time that he was reluctant to fight fire with but added that Canada three times the amount of eggs to us that we do to them Canada closed the border to U S. beef after the U.S. res- cinded its ban on the growth hormone diethylstilbestrol a compound shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals. Canada has on rigid U.S. inspection measures that the U.S. has rejected. Following the Butz Clayton assistant agriculture said he believed Canada was purposely delaying a compromise on the beef issue until after the federal election Monday. apparent in my judg- ment that the Canadian government wishes to stall until after the Yeutter said at the time. whether we are willing to afford them that prerogative is the Spinola fires cabinet Camp sees no division in Conservative ranks TORONTO Dalton a senior organizer with the Progressive Conservative said Wednesday he does political maverick again By JOHN DODD EDMONTON Once again Albertans are playing the mavericks of Confederation. A large majority of them have ignored national disregarded Liberal promises of a new deal for the West and continued what they have been doing for 50 going all out for one political party the party that doesn't gain power. So it was Monday for the second federal election in a Albertans elected Progressive Conservatives to all 19 seats in the province. This means the province will not have a single voice in the government caucus. It in the eyes of many a continuation of the that marked disagreements over energy last year. But standing alone watching the tide of the country flow the other way is nothing new for Alberta. Alberta has traditionally voted in the opposite manner to Quebec. While Quebec has usually swung with the tide and voted heavily for the party that comes to Alberta has tended to favor the party out of power. Of except for an initial burst of enthusiasm early in the century for the party that brought them into Confederation in Albertans have never been big fans of the Liberals. In 1921 when the Liberals formed the national Albertans gave all except two of their seats to the Progressives. When the Conservatives took over in Albertans gave all except three seats to other parties. when Social Credit was formed. Alberta gained a new underdog to support federally. All except two Alberta seats went to the new party in 1935 when the Liberals formed a government. The trend continued throughout the 1940s and 1950s with Social Credit remaining almost exclusively an Alberta party. The only change came in the Diefenbaker Conservative sweep of 1958 when the Liberals were wiped out in the West. For one of the few times in its Alberta inspired by Prairie lawyer John George were solidly on the side of the government. Their support continued through the 1962 election even though Prime Minister Diefenbaker lost ground nationally. But in 1963 when the Liberals returned to it was the old story again. Alberta gave only one seat to the governing party. The situation has been virtually unchanged ever since. What has this meant for Albertans as constant Almost every Alberta politician and most historians agree on the answers. Their replies also encompass Manitoba and sometimes British Columbia which have often taken the same anti government road as Alberta. And they see it as a chicken egg a with western isolation contributing to the political situation and the political situation enhancing the isolation. The basic as they see has been that Alberta and the rest of the West have been ignored in the shaping of national policies. not think criticism directed his way by former Conservative prime minister John Diefenbaker was a harbinger of strife within the party. everybody in the country would be disappointed in the Ontario but the party fought the same campaign as did the he said. are all Mr. Diefenbaker said Tuesday he felt Mr. Camp was one of the main causes of the Conservative downfall in Monday's federal election. Mr. Diefenbaker has a great way of forgetting I supported him in 1962 in his disaster scenario the Diefenbaker majority government was reduced to a minority and in 1963 when I managed his campaign at a time when you couldn't find one Conservative in Mr. Camp said. worked inside the party from 1963 to 1965 to keep down insurrection and mutiny and I supported him in the election of Mr. Camp was national president of the party in 1967 when he forced a leadership review which led to the defeat of Mr. Diefenbaker and the election of Robert Stanfield to the leadership. Mr. Diefenbaker said the influence of Camp in the party should be ended and he told Premier William Davis that Mr. Camp might be the downfall of the Conservatives in Ontario. only thing Mr Diefenbaker apparently regrets is that I insisted that the party have the right to have a periodic review of the Mr. Camp said. LISBON President Antonio de Spinola has dis- missed Portugal's centre-left coalition government preparatory to naming a new Information Minister Raul Rego said today. Spinola is expected to name a high military officer as the country's new an in- formed source said. Spinola was expected to replace Adelmo da Palma Carlos either today or the informant said. a is caught in the midst of a political crisis that threatens to shatter the coalition he put together after coming to power following a military revolt April 25. He is expected to seek a civilian the source said. But the who has close ties to Palma said it'is not clear whether the three parties of the current government would accept a military premier. The parties are the Socialists and the centrist Popular Democrats. Palma Carlos resigned along with four other moderates in the cabinet and complained that his post did not have enough authority. Spinola asked him to return. In a broadcast interview Wednesday the 69-year- old premier laid down three A national presidential election to legitimize the military- controlled the immediate drafting of a provisional constitution and more authority for the including the right to name the cabinet. Meatpacking dispute negotiations continue Negotiations continued in Winnipeg today to end an Alberta packing plant dispute stretching into its second month. The being me- diated by Robert chairman of the Alberta Board of Industrial and Bill Ontario depu- ty minister of have also included Alberta Manpower Minister Bert Hohol since Sunday. No information is being released on the progress of the negotiations. The dispute between members of the Canadian Food and Allied Workers union and Swift Burns and Canada Packers companies has shut down the majority of the province's packing plants since June 5. Canadian Dressed Meats in Lethbridge said there was no basis to claims a work slowdown was in progress at the plant.