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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THI IETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, July 21, 1973 News in brief Balloon reveals lest near WELLINGTON, N..Z (Renter) A pale balloon, indicating that a nuclear test is imminent, was still flying over the French testing site at Mururoa Atoll to- day, the New Zealand Press As- sociation's correspondent on board the frigate Otago re- ported. The balloon was sighted by lookouts on the Otago as it pa- trolled outside the French 12- mile limit, correspondent David Barber said. He said a square metallic ob- ject, which could be the French bomb or its container, could be seen suspended beneath the bal- loon. It was believed by those on board the Otago, ,New Zealand's "silent witness" to the tests, that the balloon would not have been in position if there was still a technical hitch which caused the postponement of Fri- day's scheduled test at UK last minute, Barber said. Pipeline talks too casual? WINNIPEG (CP) Progres- sive Conservative Leader Rob- ert Stanfield accused the fed- eral government Friday of "an incredible degree of casu- alness" in communications to the United States Congress about Canada's viewpoint on a Mac- kenzie Valley pipeline. He said it was "pretty hard for a Canadian to forgive" the government for "conveying the wrong impression" about Cana- dian conditions for a pipeline through the Northwest Terri- tories, and for its slowness in correcting that impression. Mr. Stanfield, speaking at a news conference, said he was "horrified to learn of the casu- alness federal ministers seemed to adopt about communicating the Canadian view" on the Mackenzie line. "The least the Canadian people can expect from our own government is to convey pur point of view and require- ments." Smuggling may have aided Ky WASHINGTON (Renter) piastres for his campaign and Columnist Jack Anderson says do it through the nar former South Vietnam vice- president Nguyen Cao Ky may have financed his 1971 presiden- tial campaign by smuggling narcotics. Writing in the Washington Post, Anderson quotes a July 19, 1971, U.S. intelligence report stamped "secret as saying: "It is said that Ky has to raise 50 million Vietnamese cotics traffic." Anderson says the intelligence report was sent to a U.S. cus- toms commissioner but that the commissioner described it as "a flop-house rumor that was never tied down." However, Anderson says that the report tells of meetings be- tween Ky and two pilots that point to a pattern of opium traf- fic. Bombing extension sought PHNOM PENH (Renter) Cambodia will ask for United States bombing to continue after Aug. 15, the deadline set by Congress for an end to funds to support U.S. air activity over Cambodia, it was announced to- day. The commander-ui-chief of the Cambodian army, Gen. Sos- thene Fernandez, said today Cambodia believes the request will be granted if all North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops are not withdrawn by that date. Defence chief to tour bases OTTAWA (CP) Defence Minister James Richardson will travel to five Commonwealth countries during a 24-day tour of defence establishments dur- ing August. Carpet Dirty? PHONE 328-2853 mr. steam Carpet Cleaning Ltd. Purpose of the trip is to give the minister an opportunity to meet officials and other defence ministers and ecquaint air force personnel with air lanes and landing facilities in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, India yvi Tanzania. Prisoners sentenced Toast Canadian 1CCS officers Copt. Fletcher Thomson of Ottawa (left) and Capt. Ian Patten of Toronto look on as Viet Cong toast their de- parture last Sunday. The two officers were held by the Viet Cong for 17 days. This photograph was '6- leased in Saigon Saturday by the Viet Cong delega- tion to the Joint Military Commission. Amendments choke off punishment bill debate OTTAWA (CP) A string of, forced its postponement until amendments choked off a re- newal of debate on the govern- ment's long-delayed capital punishment bill Friday and Grain dealers Soviet need known say WASHINGTON Four grain dealers have disputed tes- timony by Agriculture Secre- tary Earl Butz that his depart- ment did not know last summer the extent of the impending billion wheat sale to the Soviet Union. The senior vice-president of Continental Grain Co., the world's largest, said he person- ally notified the agriculture de- partment of the sale July 3, 1972, three days before it was consummated. Bute declined comment after the dispute arose Friday during hearings before the Senate in- vestigations subcommittee. He is scheduled to testify Monday. Nixon veto may DRUMHEliLER (CP) Two prisoners at the penitentiary here Friday received four-year sentences for attempting to es- cape and for assaulting guards. Robert Tilden and John Toupin, both 20, bad pleaded guilty to the charges in provin- cial court The sentences will be added to five-year terms the two men are currently serving for armed robbery. A third mas charged in con- nection with the incident is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Aug. 15. HAIR-FLAIR Beauty Salon 503 7th St. PHONE 328-0197 compromse WASHINGTON (AP) An al- most certain presidential veto awaits the compromise version of Senate and Housa bills of Representative bills to limit the war-making powers of a presi- dent. The Senate .measure passed Friday would allow a president to commit U.S. troops for 30 days without congressional ap- proval in case of attack or to forestall one. Before going to the White House it must be reconciled v.ith the House vision, which would make that period 120 days and wouM narrow condi- tions under which the president can act. The outcome of the long battle to enact such legislation appears now to depend on whether Congress, particularly the House, can muster the two- thirds vote to override the ex- pected veto by President Nixon. 'BUY OF THE WEEK' ASTRO REALTY LTD. Phone 328-7748, Westminster Shopping Plaza 2026 19th AVENUE SOUTH lovely new Krobn of diittnrtion, 1152 sq. ft. Includes large living, kitchen wporole dining room ot well 3 tpoeioui bedrooms. Full price only CALL ASTRO REALTY FOR VIEWING OR VERNA COUTTS 327-6697 DICK JOHNSON 327-O339 TOM SEINES 328-5990 Senator Henry Jackson chairman of the subcommittee, has questioned whether the agriculture depart- ment knew or suspected that the Soviet Union, because of crop failures, would seek to buy wheat from U.S. companies. The issue is a key one in the investigation. American fann- ers could have made millions of dollars had they known that ex- ports would increase both the demand and price for wheat. The issue was raised last Sept. 14 when Butz appeared before a House agriculture sub- committee. "I emphasize that nobody knew then during the first week of the department of agriculture nor the trade- just how much the Russians would Butz testified. REVEALED DEAL But Bernard Steinweg, the Continental senior vice-presi- dent, testified Friday that on July 3 he met with Carroll Brunthaver, assistant agricul- ture secretary and told him about the deal. "I told him we had been con- tacted by the Russians, told him the specific amounts of wheat (4.5 million tons) they wished to purchase from us, and told him they wished to purchase three million tons of corn from Steinweg said. Growers plan sale of fruit Monday. The bill had just returned to the Commons from the House justice committee for final dis- position more than six months after it was introduced last Jan. 11, a week after this session of Parliament opened. In the committee Solicitor- General Warren Allmand lost an attempt to have it amended to abolish the death penalty completely when an amendment to this effect was ruled out of order. The argument Friday re- volved around a series of fur- ther amendments ruled out of order by Speaker Lucien La- moureux and two that were left standing for consideration. One by Albanie Morin Louis-Hebert) would provide the death penalty in rape or kidnap cases where the victim dies. An amendment by Allan Law- rence Durham) would provide the death penalty for those con- victed of murder a second time or for air piracy that results in a death. Mrs. Morin was not in the Commons Friday and Mr. Law- rence refused to continue with his amendment until the Liberal member's amendment is con- sidered. A party .spokesman said Mrs. Morin'was in Quebec City and had not expected the amendment to come .up so soon. Mr. Lawrence said outside the Commons "there are tactics involved" in wanting Mrs. Mo- rin's amendment to go first. If approved it would set a prece- dent and there would be more chance of getting his adopted. Another amendment by Mr. Lawrence, ruled out of order, would have changed the method of execution to a "more hu- mane, sensible, sane and 1( cruel" The former attorney-general and justice minister for Ontario said outside the Commons thai drugs, injected or administered orally, would be a good alterna- tive to hanging. He said hang- ing is "an extremely archaic and medieval way of inflicting capital punishment." The government's bill- limits execution to the killers of po- licemen or prison guards. The bill extends a five-year mora- torium on hanging for all other murders. Alexandra honors Scottish settlers KELOWNA. B.C. (CP) Protesting Okanagan fruit growers said Friday they will sell 100 tons of fruit and vege- tables this weekend outside normal channels in British Co- lumbia and Alberta. Hans Rhenisdi, president of the United Fruit Growers, said the fruit and produce will go on sale Sunday in Calgary, Ed- monton, Prince George and Vancouver. If the growers move wore than the individual allotment of fruit and vegetables ouSs'de the restricted B.C. interior zone they will break both fnat board and interior vegetable marketing board regulations. Growers from the Okanagan j have sent fruit caravans to Vancouver for the past two weekends and been subject to a series of seizures and injunc- tion bearings. HALIFAX (CP) Princess Alexandra, headed for Pictou this morning to honor the anni- versary of Scottish settlers first landing in Nova Scotia. The trip to Pictou, the high- light of her five-day tour of the province, follows a warm wel- come the princess received from Haligonians Friday. The busy day of activities that took her to visit one chil- dren's hospital and turn the sod for another was capped at night by a provincial dinner at which she became a member of the "Order of Good Cheer." Waiters dressed in the style of French settlers from the 17th century provided a backdrop for the colorful dinner during which she was presented with membership in the order by Premier Gerald Began. The social order was founded by explorer Samuel de Cham- plain in 1606 to boost the morale of French settlers battling through their first winter in the new world. "I have read about the condi- tions with which they bad to contend and no one could fail to be proud to be a descendent from the gallant men and women who did so much to lay the foundations of Nova ScVia of the princess said. Princess Alexandra, dressed in a Same organza evening dress with diamond tiara and necklace, paid tribute to Hali- fax as a major trading centre of the modern world. She said that despite growth, it bad man- aged to preserve the beauty of its natural setting as well as many historic buildings. Five guards reinstated NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. (CP) Five British Columbia penitentiary guards suspended Thursday after the overnight escape of two inmates were re- instated Friday after the con- clusion of an administrative in- quiry at the prison. Penitentiary director F. R. Graves said the degree of toe officers' negligence will be ex- amined by a disciplinary board. Their names were not released. The guards were suspended following the escape of Brian John Copeland, 26, and Valen- tine Lescbenko. 22. who are re- ported still at large and a Can- ada wide search has been called. Negotiations dragging in hospital dispute MODERN INDUSTRIAL RENTALS 1250 1st Avi. S. "Industrial end Owner Rentals" have a good Mock pvmpt and equipment RENTAL IS YOUR WEST BUY EDMONTON (CP) Xegoti- to settle the strike of service employees the Royal Alexandra Hospital broke down again Friday. Ian Downie, representative of Local 52 of the Canadian UIIJMJ of Public Employees, said the tal's ended bsTore they started when hospital ne- gotiator A. 0. Ackroyd failed to attend. Hanke government mediator in ttie dispute, said Mr. Ackroyd was detained with i otter business in Calgary. t There was no talks might resume. Aid. Ed Legcr. a member of the hospital board who has been trying to get