Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Letlibtidge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 184 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 1973 TEN CENTS FOUR SECTIONS- 40 PAGES Nixon tapes hot Watergate issue WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate Watergate committee has given President Nixon "just very short period of time" to reply to its request for the pres- idential tape recordings that have become central to the in- vestigation. A majority of the seven .mem- ber committee is on record as favoring a subpoena for the tapes if President Nixon in- vokes the doctrine of executive .privilege and refuses to surren- der them voluntarily. At the same time, it was learned that soecial Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox also plans to ask for the tapes. Since Cox is a member of the execu- tive branch the separation of powers or executive privilege doctrines presumably might not bar him from obtaining the files. The president invoked the ex- ecutive-privilege doctrine Tues- day in refusing to allow mem- bers of bis Secret Service guard to describe the presidential lis- tening system to the committee, say bow the tapes are stored or who has access to them. And Nixon press secretary Ronald TQsgler told reporters that the taped recordings of ev- ery conversation the president has had in his executive offices since the spring of 1971 are con- sidered to be presidential pa- pers, which Nixon already has refused to send to the com- mittee. The committee voted unani- mously Tuesday to renew its re- quest for the documents and to ask the president to supply the tapes of all conversations bear- ing on the Watergate affair. Later, Samuel Dash, the com- mittee's chief counsel, told re- porters "We're allowing for just a very short time for a re- ply." Dash and others on the com- mittee staff said tfaey hoped for that reply as early as today and by Thursday, at the latest. Former presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy had recordings made of their conversations, it was revealed Tuesday. The disclosure, confirmed by the General Services Admini- stration GSA, said that both the Eisenhower Library at Abi- lene, Kan., and the Kennedy li- brary at Boston contain trans- cripts of tapes of such conver- sations. Deception charged in pipeline furore Compiled from Herald News Services New charges that toe state department misled Congress afcout Canada's position on a Mackerzie Valley oil pipeline, backed up this time by copies of diplomatic cables, have been made today by a mid-western senator. "T36 actions of the state de- partment in recent documents in my possession show conclusively have bean alarming and fraught with mis- Senator Wal- ter Mondale charged. "This is the type of deception which results in the loss of faith in government by our people. It is incredible that this series of international attempts to mis- lead the -Senate has taken place as we sit in the shadow of he added. Electric frisbees They could be giofit electric frisbees ing their way through the night sky over Leth- bridge. Two of the Whoop-Up Days midway's most exciting rides are transformed by the magic of time-lapse photography into heady tapestries of light. Fair shoots for At the lair Attendance 1973 1972 Wednesday...... Thursday........ Friday Saturday......... 21.995 TOTALS record. C64) 069) 072) 070) 066) 071) 071) Calendar WEDNESDAY KIDDIES' Day p.m. .Skydivers p.m. contest, Youngsstreet Coffee- house 8 p.m. Show: Silver Spurs dancers, pony chuckwagon races. midnight exhibits close 2 Casino doses THURSDAY Citizens' Day s a.m. Gates open 11 m.m. Food For You, Kiddies' Zoo, livestock Display, Kaleidarts open Noon Beer Garden, Youtharama Build- ing, all exhibits open. time, thoroughbred racing and pari-mutuel betting. Inside Ctessified Comics Comment, District 20-23 34 4 Family 17-19 Local News.. Markets...... 23 Entertainment 7 TV ..........6 Weather........2 LOW TONIGHT Take a good look deer. Aftw HIGH THUR5. 85; August IBffi they won't helping us anymore.' Some fairgoers clicked fT-a Tuisdav giving the Letbbridge Whoop-Up Days a soot at the magic at- tendance mark. Tuesday's attendance was 612 more than Monday's first day tally, and more than higher than the 1972 edition's second day attendance. Heavy rains contributed to Tuesday's poor turnout last year. This year's Monday attend- ance, was down 737 from Mon- day last year leaving Whoop- Up Days officials less than op- timistic. But Tuesday changed that and the attend- ance mark is well within reach. Last year's total was only but 1971's was the celebration attendance rec- ord. _ BETTING UP The betting total at the pari-mutuel wickets Tuesday Executions follow coup KARACHI (AP) Gen. Ab- dul All Shah, Afghan army chief, and "scores" of officers supporting the king were exe- cuted following Tuesday's coup, the Pakistan Press Inter- national reported today, quoting eyewitness reports. was up about .from.-Monday's total Two persons .who got a lot of mileage out of a dollar were Garren Manser, of Stirling, winner of a 10-speed bicycle in the Kinsmen's daily draw, and John Banyon, of 2102 13th Ave. S., who won the dafly Jaycee's cash draw. The grandstand was about two-thirds filled for the last night of the LeRoy Van Dyke Show, featuring Mr. Van Dyke, Susan Haney and Clem Apple- knocker, and for the pony chuckwagon races. Probably the busiest place on the fairgrounds Tuesday was the gambling Casino. Most of the blackjack tables opened at noon and went steady until 2 a.m. The midway, which was late in setting up Monday, was going strong and filled with wall-to-wall riders and gawk- ers by late afternoon. As usual the midway offers everybody a choice of enter- tainment. The fairgoer can put out 50 cents to see simulated gore in the "torture chamber" or he can see some real life torture as be watches the more adven- turous of his breed line up for their turns at the rides. He can look at the freaks in the side- shows or he can find himself a corner and watch the antics of the crowd. Today is Kiddies' Day and youngsters under 14 converged on the grounds where admis- sion and a special grandstand show were free and prices on rides were reduced. And for the third day in a row the weatherman was most cooperative and promising more of the same. WHAT COUNCIL DID City council got some good news on the north-side indoor swimming pool Tuesday. According to city administra- tors it may be possible to start work on the project Nov. 1. And the new public library wiU get at least in fur- nishings. Council approved that amount to be spent this year and next, but was told furnish- ings and equipment will cost considerably more than that. An expenditure of from taxation revenue surplus for downtown redevelopment area utilities relocation was also given council approval Tuesday. The work must be done by the city to make way for the Woodwards provincial government development. (See additional stories on Pages 15 and 16) The Minnesota Democrat charged that in an effort to pur- suade senators to support the controversial Trans Alaska Pipeline, the state department "vastly overstated the negative elements of the Canadian gov- ernment attitude" towards con- struction of a pipeline from Alaska down the Mackenzie Valley to the mid-western U.S. According to the documents presented by the Senator Can- ada's-position on a trans-Cana- dian route was more favorable than previous state department information transmitted to Con- gress had indicated. Senator Henry Jackson of Washington said he will call for U.S. embassy files at Ottawa "to find out whether there was a deliberate attempt to mis- lead." .-In Ottawa, External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp said Tuesday that he was not aware that Canada's position on the construction of the Trans-Alas- ka Pipeline was misrepresent- ed. Reaction to the Senate's ap- proval of the pipeline varied. Federal Energy Minister Don- ald MacDonald said Canada must give priority to negotia- tioss on shipping routes for tankers carrying Alaskan on to the continental United States if the U.S. rules out the proposed Mackenzie Valley oil pipeline. "One of our objectives should be by negotiation with the U.S. to seek the avoidance of big tanker movements into Puget Sound just south of Vancouv- he said. If the House of Representa- tives follows suit, it would "vir- tually rule out" a Mackenzie Valley oil pipeline through Ca- nadian territory. But it is still possible that "at an early date we will be re- ceiving an application for a Mackenzie Valley gas the minister said. The senate decision brought immediate concern from Cana- dian government leaders and environmentalists over the fu- ture-of the MacKenzie Valley proposal and protection of the British Columbia coast from oil spills. Meanwhile, sting by defeat in the Senate, environmentalists moved to the House of Repres- entatives today in their battle to block construction of the Alaska oil pipeline. Premiers propose attack on West agricultural ills WINNIPEG (CP) The western premiers have .pro- posed a three-pronged attack on problems of agriculture and urged the federal government to pitch in harder. Ottawa hasn't given enough consideration to agriculture, the premiers say in a paper pre- pared for the Western Eco- nomic Opportunities Conference next week in Calgary. It was released today. :The premiers of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia say a major new united thrust by the federal and provincial governments is needed if western agriculture is to achieve its potential. The three areas of improve- ment are agricultural develop- ment, market development and income stabilization, and coor- dination of federal programs. Among the briefs specific recommendations are a grain income stabilizaton program, more federal money for agricul- ture research and a Prairie farm machinery testing in- stitute. WANT LOAN CAPITAL The paper caUs on the federal government to provide capital to meet the high-risk credit needs of low-incncs fanners. The funds would be loaned by the federal government to the provinces and losses on the loans would be shared equally by the federal and provincial governments. Farmers starting out in the industry with good potential but little capital would be the main beneficiaries. 54MI1 (MM IMQffQ About town TJERRY PICKER George Bota offering evidence of his activities with a blue chin George and Rose Jarokoski supporting the poultry industry by downing a barrel of chicken for one meal, helped out by five hun- gry children. Gov't paper may help MPs image OTTAWA (CP) The gov- ernment tabled a working paper in the Commons Tuesday that may brighten the sometimes- tarnished public image of sena- tors and members of Parlia-. ment. be 70 page document In- cludes recommendations to eliminate potential conflict-of- interest situations and reduce the. suspicion that sometimes surrounds those who handle tax money. The piper would prohibit MPs or senators from playing any role in the management or direction of a company mat does more than business with the government annually. It would-also force them to disclose all corporate activities in which they serve as officers, directors or managers of a company, even if no govern- ment business is involved. The paper would prohibit MPs and senators from acting as paid representatives or lob- byists for outsiders who deal with the government, and stop them from holding any other federal or provincial office, even without pay. Fines of up to are rec- ommended for any conviction involving a'prohibited contract, outside job or failure to make specified corporate disclosures. Are city merchants short on Whoop-Up spirit? By AL SCARTH HeraM Staff Writer When Letbbridge adopted "Whoop-Up as the logo for its annual exhibition in 1966. it was in part an to emulate the near-astonish- ing degree of community in- volvement attained by the Calgary Stampede and Ed- monton Klondike themes. It hasn't worked out that way. There are no outdoor breakfasts, no bands, no danc- ing in the streets. In fact there is very little to indicate Lethbridge Is whooping It up anywhere but at the fair- grounds. Part of the answer could be that the festivities at the grounds have been too suc- cessful. One hotel manager's story Tuesday illustrated that ao- parent contradiction. Al Hb- bart says be tost try- ing to spread and capitalize en the celebrations and won't try again. "I wouldn't attempt to fight Wboop-Up Days. I came from Calgary last year and said, 'Right Whoop-Up Days, here we go.' And I decorated the windows, brought in the best entertainment, dressed every- body up. took out half-page ads and we laid the biggest "The first day there were 16 people. Cm Tuesday there were 12 and Wednesday I sent everyone home. because afl the action's at the grounds. "Everyone in Calgary or Edmonton can't go -to the grounds but here thqr can." Exhibition officials are an- gry with city businessmen, particularly in the downtown, for not encouraging the fes- tivities. More than peo- ple are attracted to the city by various events at the grounds throughout the year, be said, and that is a big to the businessmen. "We are very disappointed the Downtown Business- men's Association has not seen fit to continue some of the activities it has had in the said board presi- dent Fred Pritcbard. "There is an attitude that you're doing a nice job. Carry on but we're not going to help." Downtown Businessmen's Association president Jim Spoulos said its downtown breakfast was cancelled be- cause it was going to cost more than last year but may be on again for 1974. He said the association was hoping to sit down with shopping mall managements and arrange city-wide activities. An attempt at just that for this year failed. "ft was just the complac- ency of an the business peo- ple." said businessmen's asso- ciation treasurer and exhibi- tion board member Phil Ed- imnxteon who participated ia the attempt. "There seems to be no spirit in the business community as there is with the Stampede and Klondike Days. Everyone is too busy looking after Ms own business. "Ths exhibition board can- not do the job, we can only help." Manager Gary Seber of the College MaH which is offering some of the only free Whoop- Up entertainment this year said be would be happy to participate in and contribute towards a general scheme of activities. "But it is gelling more dif- ficult to get merchants in- volved each be said. Too many are interested only in short-term gains from com- mercial promotions during fair week. The emphasis should be switched to activi- ties that would encourage more people to visit the city instead of patronize one es- tablishment cue day. Chamber of Commerce manager Michael Sutherland emphasized that merchants "have to be careful which way their advertising dollar goes and you must consider a pancake breakfast is adver- tising." He said it was logical in a city the size of LeShbridge to centralize many activities at the fairgrounds and that the chamber has cooperated the exhibition ia several ven- tures there.