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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 TH8 IETHBRIDGE HERAID Thursday, July W3 News in brief Alberta pipeline unacceptable CALGARY (CP) A pro- posal to build a natural gas pipeline from the Yukon to the United States without passing through Saskatchewan and Man- itoba is not acceptable. Energy Minister Donald Macdonald in- dicated to the Western Econ- omic Opportunities Conference Wednesday. Under the tentative proposal, the pipeline would come almost straight south through Alberta and enter the United States south of Calgary. Mr. Macdonald, however, told the conference the pipeune con- sortium will be asked to "re- think" its proposal. Mars probe speeds fonvard MOSCOW (AP) Two un- manned Soviet space vehicles are speeding toward Mars to study the red planet and space conditions around it. Tass said the second unman- ned interplanetary station, call- ed Mars 5, was launched Wed- nesday from a satellite orbiting the earth. The first ship, Mars 4, took off last Saturday. The Soviet news agency said equipment is working normal- ly on both spacecraft and that the space stations will reach the vicinity of Mars in mid-Feb- ruary. Youthful gunmen hunted BELFAST (Reuter) The British Army in Londonderry today bunted for youthful gun- men who shot down two unarmed military policemen. The two policemen were said to have been shot in the back white on patrol in the Catholic Bogside district of Londonderry, Northern Ireland's second larg- est city, and local residents said two youths holding pistols were seen running away after the shooting. The unarmed patrols by mili- tary policemen were introduced in Londonderry six months ago in an effort to bring a police presence back to the -Catholic areas which were run for more than a year until last July as independent "no-go" areas con- trolled by the Irish Republican Army. Aim of the patrols, said the British Army, is to regain the confidence of toe people in the security forces. Although the military policemen have been fired on three times before with one minor casualty, Wednesday night's was the first serious in- cident involving them. Officials here said children are being used as snipers and bombers by the IRA, Canada gives medical aid SAIGON (AP) The Cana- dian government has given more than 355 million piasters (about worth of medi- cal equipment and commodities to South Vietnam for refugee relief programs, it was an- nounced today. A statement said that V. G. Turner, head of the Canadian delegation to the international peacekeeping commission, said the donations, included three ambulances and pediatric drugs. The donations are part of a larger Canadian contribution to several programs being imple- mented by the ministry of health, the statement said. Skylab training complete CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) The Skylab 2 astro- nauts concluded their training Wednesday for man's longest space flight by practising link- ing up with the space station POLARIZED LENSES POLARIZED LENSES com- pletely eliminate annoying glare from water high- ways and beaches. And row you can have them in your own pre- scription1 Drive more safe- ly- See more clearly. Fram- ed m our zingy new plat- ters, squares, ovals or octagons. Order them today! OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. they and other manoeuvres may'have to undertake. National Aeronautics and at the Kennedy Space Centre said the weather for Saturday's launch of the planned 59-day mission should be good, with scattered clouds and from the south at less than 10 miles tfer hour. Astronauts Alan L, Bean, Dr. Owen Garriott and Jack R. Lousma ran through their last full day of training at the John- son Space Centre in Houston. They are to fly to Cape Ken- nedy Thursday to make final preparations for the launch of their Apollo spaceship aboard a Saturn rocket Deaths Mil By THE CANADIAN PRESS Stephen St. Laurent, 91, 12th Prime Minis- ter and the beloved "Uncle Louis" of Canadian politics, at bis home here. Joseph Francis Shields, Irish ambassador to Canada since 1971. Hughes Davies, 70, coach of the first world amateur championship j basketball team, after a lengthy i illness. RCMP dogs unearth tunnel Hoover, Mitchell knew about 'plumbing' plan By MICHAEL PUTZEL WASHINGTON (AP) John D. Ehrlichman testified tod-ay that both former attorney-gen- eral John Mitchell and the late FBI director J. Edgar Hoover knew that the White House "plumbers" unit planned to conduct an independent investi- gation of the Pentagon papers case. That investigation resulted in the burglary of Daniel Ells- berg's psychiatrist's office Sept. 3, 1971. Ehrlichman denies he approved the break-in, but de- fended it as a legal exercise of President Nixon's power to pro- tect national security. Ehrlichman, who was Nixon's chief domestic adviser, said he had been reluctant to conduct a White House investigation, "but the president was ing the pressure On to get re- sults." Ehrlichman told the Senate Watergate committee that his own aide, Egil Krogh, told him the FBI was not being co-oper- ative in investigating Ellsberg, who had publicly that he copied the top-secret Penta- gon papers and gave them to newspapers. In his third day of televised testimony, Ehrlichman said Mitchell confirmed to him that Hoover was not investigating the case vigorously. He said Hoover bad threatened to pun- ish a top FBI staffer for re- questing that agents interview Louis Marx, EHsberg's father-' in-law. Ehrlichman said he was told Marx was a friend of Hoo- ver. Connolly quits; Laird next? WASHINGTON (AP) John Comally has left the Nixon White House, raising questions about the stability of the entour- age the president put together following res- ignations. There is persistent specula- tion here that Melvm Laird, for- mer defence secretary, is not entirely pleased as successor to John Ehrlichman and may quit as Nixon's top domestic policy adviser. Laird, who said at the outset he planned to stay only a year, promises to remain on the job "as long as I can do some good." He has helped work out several major compromises be- tween the White House and Con- gress but it is known that Nixon has not been adopting all of his advice. Oonnally. whose resignation was announced by Nixon Wednesday, also found Nixon unreceptive to some of his coun- sel and, unlike Laird, felt he had no important job to per- form in his part-time, unpaid status as a special adviser. TO REJOIN FffiM Connally. former Democratic governor of Texas and treasury secretary during Nixon's first term, plans to rejoin bis Hous- ton law firm Monday. The White House announce- ment said he will take a round- the-world trip with bis wife "which the governor postponed in order to take the White House position." Connally, who turned Republi- can a few days before joining the Nixon staff May 10 also had complained privately about lack of ready access to the presi- dent. THREE Three The light fantastic. What improves the light, gentle taste of a four year old whisky? Blending it with the mellow smoothness of an eight year old. And only Three Feathers does it. Sip the light fantastic. Senator Lowell Weicker (Req. Conn.) challenged that point. He said he had personally inter- viewed Marx and the FBI man involved, and said Marx ac- tually had been interviewed by the" FBI before the "plumbers" was set up. Ehrliehman said be hadn't been aware of that, but had re- lied on what Mitchell and Krogh told him. He said the idea be- hind sending out the plumbers investigators was to prod the FBI to step up its owa efforts to investigate the affair. "The attorney-general and the director of the FBI knew that the White House was going to send out he said. The investigators were E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Laddy, both later convicted in the Watergate wiretapping of June, 17, 1972. Ehrliehman said Wednesday Hoover was inflexible and unco- operative and should have re- tired as FBI director early in the Nixon administration. He said Hoover was kept on be- cause of political considera- tious. MET ONLY ONCE Weicker also questioned whether Hoover and Marx had been close friends at all. Wei- cker said Marx told him that he met Hoover only once, 30 years ago, in a restaurant. Ehrlica- man said he beard differently. Ehrlichman's lawyer, John Wilson, objected to Weicker's statement hearsay. on grounds it was Pulling out A Canadian officer with the International Commis- sion of Control and Super- vision at Hoa, South Vietnam, salutes Polish of- ficers of the commission as the Canadian team pre- pares to leave Thursday. NDP seeks Olympic bill delay OTTAWA (CP) A Democratic attempt to block a bffl to raise funds for the 197) Summer Olympics at Montrea was expected to be crushed in the Commons today. The NDP has asked the House to postpone final ap- proval of the bill for six nreoths, which would have the effect of killing it. for the move is un likely because both the Con servative and Social Credit par ties have indicated they wil vote with the minority Liberal government. A treasury board study says coin sates likely will raise only million. But the govern- ment says it fe willing to try and help the Games this way although it will not pay f or any deficit the events incur. Talks planned TOKYO (Reuter) Presiden Nixon and Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka of Japan will have two rounds of talks at the White House July 31 and Aug. 1 Die foreign ministry today. Texas gulf bid ''quite in line9 OTTAWA (CP) A C90-mil- ion bid by the Canada Devel- opment Corp. (CDS> fnr up to 10 million shares of Texasgulf Inc. is "quite in line with the statement of objectives for the Treasury Board President C. M. Drury told the Commons Wednesday. Reg Stackhouse Scarborough East) had asked wbetber the CDC offer "in- dicates a change of policy by the corporation, moving away from what we felt was its in- tended purpose of increasing Canadian participation in our own The Crown corporttion has made an offer to buy stock in Texasgulf Inc. of New York, a multinational comptay, at a share in U.S. funds. If the offer is accepted, the corporation win have more then 35 per cent of the approxi- mately 30.4 million issued com mon shares of Texasgulf which, along with shares al ready held in Canada, would put control of the company in Canadian bands. Mr. Drury told Mr. Stack bouse the proposed purch does not indicate a policy change. INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO RRE ROSSntt AGENCIES LID. fSTAtUSMEO 1911 Uww flwr SI? Am. 1 X27-1S4I OTTAWA (CP) RCMP dogs sniffing for hidden booze dis- covered a partially-completed escape tunnel at Prince Albert ederal penitentiary in Sas- Eatohewan, former prime min- ster John Diefenbaker said Wednesday. The dogs were ordered in after prisoners at the in- stitution's minimum-security 'arm annex were found drunk, he said outside the Commons. Castro celebrates 20 years SANTIAGO, Cuba (CP) In spirit of solemn remembe- ranee tempered by Cuba's un- suppressed gaiety, Premier Fi- del Castro marks the 20th anni- versary of his revolution today amid growing conviction that some of Ms Soviet-Inspired pro- grams are showing results. Many of the economic prob- lems that besedged his regime are still there, including tiie country's continuing struggle to make ends meet. But the hun- dreds of invited guests decend- ing on this old Cuban city are astonished to find the makings of a new city springing up on the eastern outskirts. Some of the many hovels re- main but large sections of the old slums have been demo- lished, replaced by pre-fabri- cated five-storey apartment blocks, complete with furniture, electricity, streets, sidewalks, sewage and roads. The trees and other landscaping gives the whole area a definite North American -appearnace. IT PAYS TO LEASE! trMi transportation al lew cost. fwtt n contract and poy OME roftrlcr monthly fM. 9 TOOF IOQ90. 40ft tfKiiVVO. IWHIffWMWICO, f ICO-TKO CUB KORBMMKOV, InMivncv DvpA. Contort BENY AUTOMOTIVE ENTERPRISES LTD. The tunnel was discovered a week ago, he added, but Solic- itor-General Warren Allmand did not know about it until tMi week. Mr. Diefenbaker said the en- tire incident is another in- dication of a complete lack of communication between the prisons and Mr. Allmand. Discovery of the tunnel, which Mr. Diefenbaker called a fine pieec of architecture, was announced Tuesday. It led from the farm annex toward the wall of the maximum-security area. No one was found in the well- camouflaged tunnel, but two prisoners from the farm annex were transferred back to max- imum-security because they were believed to be involved'in the project. Prison officials said the tun- nel .was discovered during a routine security patrol that found river sand in an unusual area. This led to finding a nine- foot shaft leading to the tunnel. Fund bill approved WAfflNGTON (AP) The House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday to en- able Congress to override Presi- dent Nixon when he refuses to spend funds it appropriates. Re- publicans warned that Nixon is certain to veto it. The vote was 254 to 164, less than the two-thirds majority that would be required to ride a veto. The bill now goes to confer- ence with the Senate, which has passed its own version and with the same general effect, but dif- fering in important details. Weather and road report SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H LPre Lethbridge...... 83 59' Pincher Greek 76 50 Medicine Hat 84 52 Grande Prairie 75 50 Edmonton.......73 55 Banff...........71 44 Calgary......... 74 SO Victoria......... 73 64 Prince Rupert 60 54 .01 Prince George 69 53 Penticton........82 58 .03 Kandoops.......75 54 Vancouver 59 .02 Saskatoon.......77 55 Regina......... 76 56 Winnipeg........76 62 Toronto.........76 65 .34 Ottawa..........85 59 Montreal........ 86 671.27 St. John's 61 Halifax......... 65 Charlottetown 76 Fredericton ......90 Chicago......... 90 72 .21 New York....... 86 69 JO Miami..........86 79 Washington...... 85 71 .07 Los Angeles......91 67 Denver......... 79 54 Phoenix..........110 84 Rome 79 59 Paris...........68 55 London......... 72 55 55 55 70 61 59 73 Berlin.......... 68 Amsterdam...... 59 Brussels.........70 Madrid......... 93 Moscow......... 72 Stockholm.......72 Tokyo...........90 FORECAST Lethbridge Medicine Hat Today and Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs both days 8045. Lows near 55. Lows near 50. Outlook for Fri- dav mainly sunny. Calgary. Sunny, highs 7540. Columbia .Kootenay Today and Friday suney with a few afternoon cloudy periods. Highs both days 85 to 90. Lows tonight mid fifties. MONTANA East of Continental Divide- Partly cloudy west variable cloudiness east today. Fair to- night few brief over the western mountains Friday otherwise fair and continued warm. Highs both days 85 to 95. Lows tonight 50s. West of Continental Divide Mostly fair today and tonight Few over the moun- tains otherwise partly cloudy Friday. Continued warm. Highs both days 85 to 95. Lows tonight 45 to 55. CLEARANCE SALE Sure Weigh Stock Scales Permanent, Portable and Semi-Portable. At Unbelievable low Prices. General Farm Supplies Highway Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 AS OF A.M. TODAY coummror AHA Highway 1 reported bm and dry. WWeniag of one mfle secHw af No. 3 east of Fort Madeod is ia progress. AH in marring highways <5 iving AVI., 9th ST. S. PHONE PORTS OP ENTRY (Opentaf and Closing Af a f a.m. to S Carway a.m. to midnight; Chief Mountain 7 ajn. to 10 p.m.; Contts 24 hours: Del BoniU 8 am. to 9 p.m.; Bagsgate 24 boors; PortMIl Ryleerts S a.m. to midnight; Wfld Horse 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 m to 10 p.m.; Open Juni L BMwnBe ;