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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta July 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Continuing political ferment in Portugal and worries that persist in Spain despite official reassurances about the health of Gen. Francisco Franco have thrown the Iberian peninsula into a state of anxiety. The events in Portugal which erupted April 25 with the overthrow of the old authoritarian political establishment had a predictable impact on neighboring Spain. For more than 35 Spain has been under the su- preme authority of now an old man but still capable of outwitting rivals. Alberta to research harvesting methods EDMONTON The Alberta government will spend to research alternate methods of harvesting crops under Tires used for paving SASKATOON Discarded tires will be used for road-paving in Saskatchewan this summer to find out if finely-shredded rubber can be put to good use. The department of highways said yesterday test patching of paved streets and highways with rubberized asphalt made of discarded tires will be carried out in the City of Regina and on Highway 47 south of Grenfell. adverse weather Agriculture Minister Hugh Homer said Thursday. Most of the research will be concentrated on the harvesting and drying of damp grains. Dr. Horner said the is recoverable from the federal government. While the investigation will be supervised by the provincial agriculture the minister said he hopes the farming community itself will produce some good ideas. year we get into problems in some parts of the province. The more the farming community can harvest despite adverse weather conditions wherever they might the more stable the agricultural economy will INSTANT PATCH It stops roof leaks. Just brush on and gutters. No special roofing paper. Exclusive self-reinforcing formula contains bristles and fibers. Beaver Lumber Pro Hardware The April coup by the army in Portugal encouraged rela- tively elements inside and outside the Franco entourage to inject more vigor into their moves towards change in Spain. But now Portugal supposedly freed of the oppressive legacy of the old dictatorship in Lisbon is enduring the throes of politi- cal confusion. It may be that Franco will be able to cite the current trials of the Portuguese as an example of what happens when a strong anti-leftist hand is removed from the direction of affairs in countries such as Spain or Portugal. Iberia remains apprehensive. Leftists in Portugal fear that events since the April coup will encourage the army to take over direct control of the country's affairs. Even within the army opin- ions about future policies with President Spinola a veteran sus- picious of Communist and So- cialist intentions and of younger officers less averse than he to various forms of social and economic change. Fears are expressed by some army men of an alleged growth of Communist cells in the navy. Inevitably the Communists are busy developing their power within the country. One problem is that the rebellion in April was carried out in a spirit of enthusiasm but also of confusion over ideological aims. So many rebel groups were from rightist politicians sick of dictatorship to all-out revolutionaries that dissensions were bound to dis- rupt the country's hoped for advance to stable democracy. Estevan hit ESTEVAN. Sask. A violent storm with wind gusts to 85 miles an hour struck this southeastern Saskatchewan area about 2 p.m. Thursday and dumped three inches of rain on the area during a 90- minute period. The storm disrupted power and telephone service and uprooted trees in the area. U.S. bows to sea law pressure By WILLIAM F. NICHOLSON CARACAS The United States bowed Thursday to increasing pressure from other countries and declared its readiness to abandon 'tis traditional three-mile territorial limit in favor of an extending to 200 miles. The declaration by John Ste- U.S. chief delegate to the United Nations Conference on the Law of the was considered a major conciliatory gesture to speed creation of a global treaty for use of the seas. The United States came to this biggest international meeting ever willing to abandon its policy of sovereign control of its offshore waters up to three miles. The three-mile limit is a tradition dating back to the days just after the American Revolution when that was the distance a cannonball could be fired. it expressed agree- ment on a worldwide standard of 12 territorial miles in any treaty drafted here. in a position paper issued as the conference began June the U.S. indicated it would support the concept of an beyond the 12 miles in which coastal countries would exert economic control over fishing and mineral resources while not interfering with normal international navigation. WELCOMES PROPOSAL until Stevenson ad- dressed the plenary session here this distance remained to be defined. the course of listening to and reading the statements Master of the mind Lying on a bed of nails is ail a matter of the mind claims Vernon E. Craig better known as Komar. Komar is shown supporting two men whose total weight is 612 pounds as he lies on a bed of five inch nails. Noel 272 pounds and John stand on Komar. Komar is attending the third International Festi- val of Esoteric Sciences and Yoga meeting at Toronto. Interpreting the News Iberian peninsula area gripped by anxiety HE LOST ELECTION BUT WON A SHIRT EDSON Arthur Yates lost the election but won a shirt. Mr. the Liberal candidate in Alberta's Rocky Mountain in Monday's federal finished second to Conservative Joe Clark in a four-way race. He failed to get his deposit returned since he didn't get at least half as many votes as the winner. But he did win a shirt for his prediction of the final party standings. Mr. Yates won the shirt for the most accurate election prediction in a contest sponsored by a local clothier. He predicted the Liberals would win 139 the Progressive Conservative the NDP Social Credit and that there would be one Independent candidate elected. The final result was Liberals Conservatives NDP Social Credit 11 and one Independent. made during the last two I have been struck by the very large measure of agreement on the general out- lines of an over-all said a New York lawyer with long experience in maritime law. we are pre- pared to and indeed we would general agreement on a 12-mile outer limit for the territorial sea and a 200-mile outer limit for the economic zone provided it is part of an acceptable comprehensive The idea of a larger zone of economic control by coastal countries came into being in the early 1950s when Chile and Ecuador established 200-mile territorial limits to protect their fishing resources. FAVORED BY MOST An estimated 100 countries now favor the 200-mile-eco- nomic-zone many of them developing countries. However. the Netherlands warned the conference earlier this week that it is a to believe that extension of ocean jurisdiction favors developing states. Stevenson noted the apparent spirit of equanimity among the 148 countries although he took an indirect slap at China and Albania for speeches last week accusing the U.S. and the Soviet Union of responsibility for are not here to engage in mutual recriminations. We must roll up our sleeves and get down to the practical business of drawing up a generally acceptable constitution for the oceans before the disputes over conflicting uses of the same ocean space and unilateral ac- tion by individual states put such agreement out of our Both the U.S. and the Soviet with large naval are concerned that restrictions on passage through straits by countries bordering them might seriously affect military strategies. The 200-mile concession was almost sure to please U.S. fishermen on the East. Coast who have bitterly criticized foreign fishing especially the for depleting fish stocks. But tuna fishermen have op- posed the 200-mile concept be- cause the fish they hunt are highly migratory and are found off the shores of Latin countries like which have sternly enforced 200-mile limits and have even seized U.S. tuna boats. Stevenson said earlier this week that the U.S. feels that migratory fish like tuna must be under ar- rangements that will preserve the stock and assure access to DESIRED BY CANADA The 200-mile-economic-zone concept has met with growing acceptance here at the sea conference by many including Canada and the Soviet although the Russians said this will almost surely hurt their fishing industry. Stevenson said his delegation is agreeable to allowing foreigp. fishing fleets into the economic zones of those coastal states which do not utilize a fishery He said coastal countries would have reasonable regu- latory including con- servation measures and estab- lishment of licensing fees for foreign fishing fleets. The U.S. delegate also sup- ported the right of land-locked and geographically dis- advantaged countries to share the shelf off neighboring coastal states. Casino fraud charges laid CALGARY Four men and a woman have been charged with conspiracy to defraud the Frontier Casino at Stampede police said Thursday. Elmer Ronald Elmer Victor Corey Alfred Graham. and Miriam all of were scheduled to appear in court next week. A police spokesman said the five were arrested after a two-day surveillance of the casino's operations. About in cash was seized by fraud squad officers. Herman Duane and James Curtis both of were charged with card-cheating at the casino. The Nowlins pleaded innocent in provincial court Tuesday and were remanded to Aug. 15. I The BENY Boys have STRIPPED DOWN they've gone mad. they've been in the hot I sun too long right now they're offering great buys on the remaining new 1974 models -s n Choose now from a great selection of Chev- In your choice of Colors and options. YOU CAN TALK THE BENY BOYS OT OF ANYTHING stripped down for action Come In now and get the bare ;