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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetHbridae Herald VOL JULY 1974 15 Cents 24 Pages Ailing Franco hands power to successor THREE FA MIL Y MEMBERS WIN IN OL YMPICS DBA W TORONTO Three members of a Toronto family got lucky in the Olympic lottery on three separate tickets Hilda Cane won Her son Gordon split a prize with a friend and daughter Audrey Patterson won a third of on a ticket she shared with two others Turk landing craft sail toward Cyprus MADRID Gen Francisco Spain's 81- year-old ailing chief of has temporarily transferred power to his designated Prince Juan Carlos de it was announced today Juan 36 who will hold powers until Franco's full was at Franco's hospital bedside Premier Carlos Anas Na- varro also went to the as well as members of Franco s immediate family sources said A medical bulletin said ear- lier that Franco's condition has worsened because of gas- tric complications But it add- ed that con- stants are maintained within normal levels Franco was taken to hospital July 9 with a phlebitis an inflammation of the veins Since he was taken to hospi- tal all previous medical bulle- tins on Franco had indicated he was improving Private hospital sources said Franco suffered a hemorrhage early today The announcement of the transfer of power came from Spam s national radio It said Franco decided to transfer power to the prince using provisions of the law of succession which provides the chief-of-state s successor will take over from him while ill or absent from Spain Juan Carlos was named suc- cessor to Franco on July 1969 The prince is a grandson of Alfonso Spain s last king He is married to Princess Sofia of a sister of ex-King Constantine They have three boy and two girls Juan Carlos is popular among Spain's younger generation He often refers to it as the new blood to keep Spain going On Juan Carlos replaced Franco at ceremonies marking the 38th anniversary of the beginning of the civil war that took Franco to power in 1939 Whoop-Up tally rises but record not likely As Whoop Up Days 1974 rounds the final turn and heads for the last year's attendance figures continue to lead by a nose noses to be exact The arrival Thursday of All- Quebec language measure amended QUEBEC Educa- tion Minister Francois Cloutier has tabled amendments to his official language bill which meet many of the objections of those opposed to it Mr Cloutier gave nearly 50 amendments Thursday to the national assembly s education committee which is consider- Seen and heard About town City resident Jim Roloefs suspecting room-mate Dennis Barnes of harboring a big brown fugitive horse in their back yard Lethbndge County Coun Miro Tomasta calling a dead-end country road a recreation area for young people ing the bill to make French the sole official language in Quebec and require children to pass language proficiency tests before entering French- or English-language schools Mr Cloutier also tabled guidelines for regulations that will apply the law to four ma- jor signs and and francization programs in industry The amendments say school boards will continue to provide education of English where the first draft said only that English education be provided But the same amendment says no school board can begin or cease English-language in- struction or increase or de- crease the size of its English sector without premission of the minister This would en- sure that the English educa- tion system does not grow to the detriment of the French system star rodeo performers and Reg Kesler's world-class stock failed to boost the gate total above last year's tally of With 14 264 fairgoers filing through turnstiles Whoop-Up Days needs two consecutive record-breaking days to hit the distant target of and people today and Saturday to take last year's attendance figure to the wire for a photo- finish Like most exhibition of- manager Andy Andrews is optimistic probably won't go over the record but we'll be over last year And last year was a he with 67 per cent of the fair's market attending The population of the market he hasn't increased enough to warrant large attendance gains Afternoon activity at the track and midway was as low-ninety temperatures kept fairgoers on the lookout for a cool place to relax About 800 racing fans cheered jockeys Elijah Bourne and Howard Boggs as each finished five of seven races in the money Thur- sday's panmutuel handle of lagged behind last year's total take for Thur- sday Whoop-Up Downs total for the first four days of the fair is about behind last year Just over rodeo fans streamed into the cool early- evening shade of the grands- tand to root for their favorite chariot and cow- boy The happiest of the bunch was Joseph 506 25th St S who heard his name an- nounced during the chuckwagon races as Thur- sday's winner of the daily draw in the Jaycee's gold brick contest The lucky entrance ticket number for Thursday is 24679 The holder of the lucky ticket must present the ticket stub at the exhibition office on the fairgrounds to collect the daily prize Wednesday's lucky ticket number 36823 still is un- claimed Charges against firm considered EDMONTON The possibility of criminal charges being laid in connection with the collapse of Cosmopolitan Life Assurance Co is being examined by provincial of- Alberta's attorney- general said Thursday Merv Leitch made the state- ment while commenting on the release earlier this week of a report into the collapse of Cosmopolitan and related companies that cost investors an estimated 4 million RICK ERVIN photos Man bites horse If one good bite deserves another mark one up for the horse at right At the ear-man seems to get a firm grip on the horses ear in Thursday's wild horse race at Whoop-Up Downs At the horse appears to even the score as he takes it out on the ear man The actual biting of the ear is illegal in wild horse races A contestant may kink the horse's ear to calm him down The difference in the two is the lasting effect of the bite Once the ear is no longer the pain is gone Have you ever had your ear At the J TOTALS Calendar FRIDAY Youth Day 8 chuckwagon races at Grandstand 11 close closes 2 closes Summary of special Whoop-Up attac.ions on Page 13. SATURDAY Family Day 12 and midway opens 2 opens time at Whoop-Up Downs 8 chuckwagon races at Grandstand 11 close closes Memos say Henry tapped lines Inside WASHINGTON The late FBI Director J Edgar Hoover on hree occasions cited Henry as directly authorizing viretaps on United States govern- ment officials and members of the lews evidence released fhursday by the House of Represen- atives judiciary committee shows In separate memos dated May concerning two different National Security Council staff Hoover wrote to then Utorney-General John Mitchell May Brig-Gen Alex- inder M Haig of the National iecunty Council advised that Henrv A Kissmeer had re- quested that as soon as possible a telephone surveillance be instituted Nearly a year on June Hoover told Mitchell that has requested that a telephone surveillance be placed a reporter in the interests of tracing leaks of classified national security material The names of the wiretap targets were deleted from the five volumes of evidence released as part of the committee's record of hearings into the possible impeachment of Presi- dent Nixon Kissinger denied under oath dur- me U S Senate nn his nomination for secretary of state that he ever directly authorized any wiretaps placed on 13 officials and four reporters in 1969 and 1970 Some of the Hoover memoranda were previously published and further questioning of his role prompted Kissinger's threat to resign unless he was cleared in a new investigation by the Senate foreign relations committee Both former Attorney-General Elliot Richardson and William acting FBI director in have backed up and President Nixon has taken respon- sibility for authorizing the tans 'Bye and don't bad day or not you'll always have me to come home to.' Classified Comics Comment District Family Local News Markets Sports Theatres Travel TV Weather At Home LOW TONIGHT HIGH SAT. GUSTY WINDS 18-21 16 4 15 9 17 6 12 3 24 Turkey About 30 Turkish assault landing craft pulled out of Mersin Harbor today and headed in the general direc- tion of but there was no positive indication an at- tack was imminent Turkey has been massing thousands of troops along its Mediterranean coast in prepa- ration for a possible invasion of Cyprus following the overthrow of Archbishop Makanos by the Greek-led National Guard Naval units and leading bar- ges have also been assembled off the port of only 40 miles from and para- troop units were reported bas- ed only 30 minutes flying time from the island The departure of the landing craft from Mersin came as the U S state undersecretary Joseph Sisco was preparing to fly to Ankara later today in ef- forts to find a formula to pre- vent Turkish intervention He now is in Athens holding similar talks with Greek lead- ers after consultations in Lon- don Reuter correspondent Patrick Massey said he could see armored vehicles on some Cabinet shuffle to be minor Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA There will be onlv a minor cabinet shuffle between now and the new Parliament at the end of September reliable Ottawa sources confirmed Thursday With the exception of Envi- ronment Minister Jack who has to be replaced since he failed to retain his seat in all major cabinet portfolios will remain basical- ly unchanged until after legislation left over from the last Parliament is at least possibly taken care of this the sources explain Tnus John Turner will re portedly remain as Finance to carry a re- adjusted May budget into Parliament again And Donald Macdonald will remain Energy Minister to bring his omnibus oil bill back before the House of the vessels that departed from the harbor But Turkish authorities re fused to sav anything about the mission In the past few davs officials have imposed a blackout on news of military movements There is a possibility the landing craft may be moving further west along the coast of southern Turkey to take up an- chorage in a position nearer the Cyprus shore Several light escort vessels sailed along with the landing craft There were no other obvious signs of military activiH in the vicinity of Mersin Troops remained camped in woods along the coast guarded bj light anti-aircraft guns near the shore An official spokesman told reporters that no reporting or filming of movements were allowed A British television cameraman who tried filming the landing craft from the balcony of a hotel was escorted away bv police In Ankara government spokesman Orhan Birgit said the fleet has sailed but did not reveal the destination or pur- pose of the movement While diplomatic contacts continue we are taking the necessary precautions Birgit said The leader of the Turkish minority on Cyprus warned today of Turkish military in- tervention on the island if the coup that ousted Archbishop Makarros fs not reversed Rauf Denktash the man in stalled by the coup as vice president and leader of the Turks on the called the military rebellion that ousted Markanos a takeover of the Greek areas by the Greek Junta in Athens 'The Greeks must realize the road to Enosis union is not open he declared His remarks underscored growing fear among the Turkish population on the island 44 miles off the Turkish coast that the new Cyprus regime led by former guerrilla fighter Nikos Samp son would push for union with Greece About one-fifth of the some people of Cyprus are of Turkish extractions They live isolated from the Greeks in enclaves across the island and in the major cities A United Nations peacekeeping force separates the Turks and Greeks in most areas Impeach Doar suggests WASHINGTON Special counsel John Doar to- day recommended that the House of Representatives judiciary committee impeach President a member of the committee reported Representative Wiley Mayne said on leaving the closed door meeting that Doar referred specifically to an obstruction of justice charge in connection with his recommendation for impeachment Mayne s report which came early in the was only fragmentary He said Doar was making a general discussion of the evi- dence gathered by the im- peachment inquiry staff and the direction in which it pointed Incentives announced for gas exploration EDMONTON The provin- cial government announced today an incentive for those companies who explore for natural gas in Alberta and also those companies with capped natural gas reserves Bill minister of mines and said the cabinet had approved amending the existing regulations covering natural gas royalty to expand the definition of The present definition of is limited to natural gas from a well that is obtained from a natural gas pool initial- ly discovered after Jan of the definition would be to include all natural gas pools where the pool was earlier discovered but extended by drilling commenced after Jan 1974 Mr Dickie described the change an economic incentive He said it should be a significant factor for those companies that have been exploring Alberta during the past number of years for natural gas on the expectation of higher natural gas prices It also will be an important fac- tor to encourage those com- panies to continue active ex- ploration for natural gas in the ;