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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 'HE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Wcdrwdoy, July 18, 1973 Confirmed bugging of presidents offices Butterfield steals Nixon's thunder at Watergate hearings WASHINGTON (AP) He came as a mystery witness to the Watergate hearings and then apologized for stealing the president's thunder. Alexander Porter Butteriield, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, was another name among those who once worked in the Nixon White House. Prior to his appearance, he had been interviewed rou- tinely by Senate Watergate committee staff members. That was Friday and at the time the investigators did not know whether the retired Air Force colonel was aware of what his former executive man- sion colleagues had been up to. But in that initial interview, Butterfield told the committee staff members that automatic recording devices had been tap- ing conversations in President Nixon's offices and on his tele- phones since the spring of 1971. The White House confirmed the existence of the tapes. The revelation came because one of the investigators said he had been curious about testi- mony by former White House counsel John Dean that Presi- dent Nixon once had spoken in hushed tones. Dean speculated that this conversation was being recorded. ASKED ABOUT TAPING Butterfield was asked if presi- dential conversations had been recorded. He said yes Butterfield said he assumed that H R Haldeman, former presidential chief of staff, and a Haldeman aide, Lawrence Higby, had told the committee staff about them. He said he thought he was go- ing to be asked to corroborate their tones. Committee counsel Samuel Dash said Haldeman and Higby were asked earlier about the possibility of tapes existing and Plan air link MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Union and China, feuding Com- munist giants, have agreed to set up direct air service be- tween Moscow and Peking. The Soviet news agency Tass says a protocol has been signed under which the two countries will begin regular direct flights on Soviet built IL62 jets. No date was given. that neither came forward with the information. But Dash said he didn't know if the answers to the broad questions were false or only misleading. Committee sources said that after Butterfield disclosed the tapes' existence he was upset because he had not meant to part with sensitive information that the White House might wish to reveal in its own time. The unexpected piece in the Watergate puzzle was kept se- cret until Monday, wber But- terfield testified the devices were installed with Nixon's con- currence. SUPPORTS NIXON Before finishing his testi- mony, Butterfield told the com- mittee, "I believe, cf course, the president is innoosnt." Then he apologized for giving the information and for possiblp stealing thunder Nixon could use in his own defence. Butterfield had never Nixon before White House, brought him met coming to the His work in almost there daly contact with the president. At the White House, But- terfiald took notes on presiden- tial filed presi- dential papers and saw to the smooth running of Nixon's daily schedule. Among his jobs was the col- lection of presidential files for posterity. Saskatchewan areas Dry weather cuts crop prospects REGINA katchewan (CP) The Wheat Pool Sas- says that dry weather accompanied by high winds has considerably reduced the yield potential of many crrps in the province. But the Pool, in its crop re- port for the'week ended July Your Local Independent Grocer 642 13th St. N. Phone 328-5742 MIHALIK'S Phone 328-5742 for FREE City Delivery On Large Orders Store Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to 9 p.m. We sell only the highest quality goods at the lowest possible prices. SERVICE IS OUR BUSINESS Prices Effective July 19, 20 and 21. reserve the right to limit quantities. SUPER SAVE FOODS BELLEVUE, ALBERTA PHONE 564-4638 PURITAN SOUP TOMATO or VEGETABLE 10 ft. oz. tins INSTANT COFFEE BRIM.........................8 oz. netwt. PINEAPPLE JUICE O QQ0 DOLE................48 fl. oz. tins FRUIT COCKTAIL AYLMER..............14 fl. oz. tins GREEN BEANS GREEN GIANT KITCHEN SLICE 14 fl. oz. tins BEANS with PORK GLEN VALLEY........ 14 fl. oz. this BURNS STEW BEEF or CHICKEN 15 fl. ez. tins 8.99" 1 3.99 3.89 WIENERS and BEANS O BURNS 15 fl AT BURNS...........15 fl. oz. tins DILL PICKLES MdARENS POLSKI or WAIN 32 fl. oz. jar V VARIETY PACK KEUOGG'S................. 10 oz. net wt. PANCAKE SYRUP ROGERS.....................22 ft, oz. jug EASY BISC EQ0 FOR PANCAKES ROBIN HOOD 38 oz. net wt. WV FRESHIE DRINK MIX .....Assorted Flavors BISCUITS EO0 PEAK FREAN All VARIETIES 15 oz. net wt. SCOn TOWELS TWIN PACK................Assorted Colors Ww GARBAGE BAGS A. ft P. Urs 2IW x 36-................. 59 V IffVI TT 59 591 MAYFAIR FOOD MEATS We invite you to try our meats "The Best In Town." Wo will cut our meats to suit your re- quirements. Canada Grade A Beef........... Ib. Canada Grade A Beef Bono In.........Ib. Rump Roast Round Steak Ground .t 85 Bacon Cold ,89" PRODUCE Nectarines Potatoes Cauliflower Lettuce Tomatoes California Canada No. I B.C. Canada Ho. 1..... California Canada No. 1 each B.C. Grown Canada No. 1 Ib. FROZEN FOODS Cauliflower Fraw Vole 2-lb. net wt. fraser Valo Brocolli Spears 89 89 2-lb. net wt. Farm House Banana Cream lemon or Coconut Cream Pies 12 oz. net wt. 2 for DAIRY FOODS Imperial Margarine Kraft Cheese Dessert Topping Single Slices 2-lb. net wt. 9 oz. net wt. 13, says not aU of the effects of windy, dry weather have been bad. It helped to dry out parts of the northern and east- central areas where they had been excessive moisture. VERY DRY The Pool says that conditions in the southwest, running as far north as tbe South Sas- katchewan River and as far east as Elbow, are very dry. A similar situation exists in the Weyburn Estevan region and an area east of Kindersley. More rain is needed in an area of heavy crops running diagonally from the southeast and through Moose Jaw and Regina and up to Biggar and Unity. Provincial average condition figures for all crops declined last week. With 100 represent- ing prospects for an average crop year, wheat declined from 100 to 96, oats from 100 to 97, barley from 101 to 96, flax from 98 to 91, rye from 98 to 90 and rapeseed from 98 to 85. Nursing aides pay hiked EDMONTON (CP) The Royal Alexandra Hospital has ratified a new two year con- tract that provides an average nine per cent increase in start- ing salaries for certified nurs- ing aides. Under the new salary sched- ule, a certified nursing aide will receive a month compared with the previous scale of That new rate was effective April 1 and on Dec. 1 the start- ing salary will increase a fur- ther to Effective Aug. 1, the mini- mum for the position at the hospital will be a month with the new contract providing a reduction to a hour work week from the pres- ent 40 and increments of a month for each of the first five years experience. WARM BOOTS TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) Is- raeli border patrol soldiers complained their feet got cold in the winter The arm> said it boots with battery-heated soles. KhteWve NO 5 Good Humor 1 Whammys'cause they j get more licks to the stick, and tummy-ticWing good taste too} j Mothers love they less and don't get you att :1 messed up." I Snack sited WHAMMYS, come in varMHa, chocolate and strawbeny ice cream with chocolate flavoured ooattngt-Tnere's even one with chocolate chipa, CUP TWS COUPON AND SAVE n VM mautSE OF A IF 6001 HUMOR WHAiHTS ;