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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta News In brief Diplomatic relations sought New York Times Service WASHINGTON The United States is preparing to take up diplomatic relations with East Germany at the embassy level probably next according to well- placed administration sources Preliminary talks on diplomatic relations between Washington and East Berlin began 11 months ago. Full- Castro detects change HAVANA Cuban Premier Fidel Castro said Friday night times are changing in the Western Hemisphere There are he said in a speech marking the anniver- sary of the Cuba that Venezuela and other Latin American countries may soon restore diplomatic and economic relations with Cuba Speaking at a rally in the city ot Castro said Texas convicts hold 11 Tex. Armed convicts have refus- ed to release the 11 hostages they are holding at the Texas state prison in return for their own freedom. They also re- jected surrender. Prison officials said Friday night the deal was refused by Fred Gomez Carrasco. the im- prisoned underworld nar- cotics boss who has been iden- tified as the leader of the seven rebel convicts. Prison authorities said none of the mostly middle-aged school teacher-librarians be- ing held hostage was harmed. Also among the hostages are a guard and a Roman Catholic priest. Franco's health improves MADRID A medical bulletin said today that Gen Francisco Franco is continuing his recovery from thromobo-phlebitis or blood clotting The 81-year-old Spanish leader was taken to hospital Julv 9 and had a serious re- lapse July 19 which prompted him to transfer power as chief of state temporarily to his designated Prince Juan Carlos de Borbon. Police seize Peru papers LIMA President Juan Velasco's military regime sent not police early today to seize control of all newspapers in this Peruvian capital. Riot troopers barricaded the doors of publishers of eight independent new- spapers. The move had been rumored tor and apparently was part of Velasco's plan to bring the press under total control of his regime's revolution. The 93-year-old publisher of the newspaper El Comercio said he has placed under house arrest Friday. The newspaper La Prensa closed its main offices in downtown Lima as large numbers of police cars appeared near the building. Pearl Buck's will invalid Vt. A 971 will signed by the late S. Buck has been ruled nvalid by a Superior Court ury. The jury deliberated 90 min- ues Friday before deciding Beth Johnson Says The kinds of cheese available on Lethbridge markets can be classified in several by the method of producing the by the source of the milk used to make the and by texture and consistency In the latter one authority claims there are nearly 300 from about 18 distinct varieties. SOFT- Unnpened Cottage Cream Neufchatel SOFT- Ripenea By Camembert Brie By Limberger Liderkranz HARD SEMIHARD Ripened by Gorgonzoia Roquefort Stilton Ripened by bacteria- Brick Munster VERY HARD- Without gas Cheddar Edam Gouda With gas holes Emmenthal Swiss Paramesan Whole milk cheeses labelled according to principal In- gredients show casein fat and water. Cheese also con- tains various minerals found In milk. II not cheese contains and molds. Soft Hard Moisture Fat Reference Experimental Foods by Lowe. Courtesy Lcthbrldge Milk Foundation for the adopted sons and daughters of the Nobel Prize- winning author. The will had favored Miss Buck's con- fidante and business Theodore Harris. Edgar Walsh. a New York City stockbroker and one of Miss Buck's adopted had challenged the will on behalf of his five brothers and sisters. A sixth did not support the suit. Walsh said the will not was not valid because he said Har- ris either applied undue pres- sure on Miss Buck or she was mentally incompetent when she signed the will. Miss Buck died March 1973. She was 80. Reinecke awaits word WASHINGTON The jury considering federal perjury charges against Ed lieutenant governor of deliberated for 5Vz hours Friday without reaching a verdict. They were to sit again today. In closing arguments earlier the prosecution had portrayed Reinecke as a man who set out on a pattern of deliberate deceit culminating in his testimoney on April to the senate judiciary committee. The defence characterized Reinecke in final arguments as one who was duped by powerful men around the White House. Park occupation another link in Kenora disquiet1 scale negotiations began July 15 between East Germany's Herbert Suss and Arthur A. assistant secretary of state for European affairs. The sources said that the final decision on timing was up to President who conferred today with West Germany's foreign Hans-Dietrich in San Calif. Venezuela is considering na- tionalization of its oil in- and that Venezuelan government officials have spoken out publicly in favor of re-establishmg ties with his country. He said that other Latin American which he did not name but were thought to include Ecuador Co- have expressed their willingness to establish rela- tions with move which we will sincerely Ont. This northwestern Ontario community of is a peaceful-looking and popular tourist nestled in a rugged setting of forests and waterways. But it has another side to its revealed a number of times over the last of racial strife and discord. Latest manifestation of a problem no one seems able to solve is the armed oc- cupation of a small park on the town's fringe by a group of dissident Indians seemingly bent on violence unless positive results are realized from their grievances. Anicinabe Park has become a fortress while Indians back their demands with threats of death and destruction. Estimates place the occupation force at between 150 and haif of them women and children Some release from the tension came Friday with an agreement on a truce dur- ing which the Indians will lay down their weapons while the authorities at to refrain from any attempts to move them. Talks are-scheduled to resume Monday. The occupation began last Monday with the Ojibway Warrior Society taking credit for it. But at least some of the Indian leaders are members of the American In- dian the group that was involved in the violent occupation of Wounded just over a year ago. Kcnora is no stranger to conflict with the Indian population. In about 400 of them marched on a town council meeting to complain of discrimination and lack of job opportunities. Less than a year the Warrior Society toojc possession of the Indian affairs offices here but left peacefully when they were promised ac- tion on their grievances. Those were major events which may be only the extremes of a problem that Mayor Jim Davidson says must be solved the best brains in the Kenora is the centre of an area with an Indian population of or living on nearby reserves but ending up at one time or another in the town itself. poor living conditions and lack of job op- portunity have combined to create problems the town cannot cope with. Local businessmen insist the problem is more complex than racial discrimination. The Indians reject the white man's clock- watching and their itinerant life style affects their employability. The local Indian band chiefs have not sanctioned the park and criticize particularly the presence of In- dians from the United States. Those taking part in the confrontation feel that years of conferences and legalities have done little to improve the Indians' lot in society. Besides the job-opportunity the Indians are demanding that a provin- cial judge be removed from the that a police college offering' training in how to deal with Indians be that stronger human rights legislation be passed and that a native council on alcoholism be formed. They also claim that Anicinabe Park belongs to the natives and was sold without authority to the town. The most serious threat of violence oc- curred Wednesday night when a handful of rifle-toting white men took up up positions at the park entrance. Police moved in and one of the men was taken away while the others disappeared into the woods. Town police have been reinforced by an unknown number of Ontario Provincial Police and RCMP but they have remained unobtrusive. Mayor Davidson said Friday. negotiating conditions that will make it possible to sit down without ten- sion and without emotion and examine the facts to come to a reasonable will not show our guns in said Louis one of the leaders of the occupation. But that doesn't mean we're putting our guns away Monday we'll bring them out again Tape turnover starts Tuesday Patchwork cowboy evening shadows enhance Magrath rodeo entrant. Class of 934 reminisces as Garden City celebrates 75 years By D'ARCV RICKARD Herald Staff Writer MAGRATH The Garden City's 75th anniversary celebrations opened Friday with seven class races for youngsters and oldtimers and the christening of its new rodeo grounds south of town. There were tears of joy and outpourings of warm feelings as classmates of 1934 and later reunited at seven separate dinners. They gathered in the LDS Church cultural hall for a dance and reminiscing. Mayor Pingree Tanner opened the which continue with a rodeo and horseracing events at following an RCMP 100th birthday Lions pancake breakfast and parade that were to be held this morning. Greek army Chiding' near sensitive border BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL AP Correspondent Nicholas Lillitos went to the Greek- Turkish frontier Friday to observe Greek military preparations. Here is his report. By NICHOLAS LILLITOS ALEXANDROUPOLIS whole Greek army is said a taxi driver as I left this strategic coast town and sped along the Greek-Turkish border north to 17 miles from Turkey. But there was little evi- dence of any strong Greek military presence along the main except for one or two army jeeps which rumbled by heavily cam- ouflaged with shrubs. as though the earth had swallowed our boys said the cab driver. a few days ago this road was swarming with tanks and heavy Greece called a general mobilization a week ago and most of its army was believed to be in Thrace in north- eastern Greece. The army appeared to have done a superb job of cam- ouflaging itself. On either side of the road the rolling Greek countryside looked peaceful. A few shep- herds were tending sheep but no other activity could be Reporters trying to find the Greek army were having a hard time. Local authorities were silent on the subject. Three days ago several Western correspondents were detained for hours by the mil- itary as they hunted in vain for the missing army. This correspondent was told by Dimitrios governor of Alexandroupolis and surrounding must realize this is a sensitive situation. We would like to help you but the army here has strict orders not to allow any even to visit locations un- less army headquarters in Athens permits The local residents ap- peared calm in this town of people. Cafes were do- ing a brisk business as cus- tomers sat at sidewalk reading the latest news from Athens and Cyprus. No one I spoke to seemed overly concerned at being so close to Turkey as the possi- bility of war loomed. Waitress Helen Nicholaou said Turks will never come is us who will Joy Walburger was named Queen of Magrath at the open air dance at the skating rink. She was crowned at 11 p.m. and represented the Magrath Tennis Club in the contest. Suitcase Louis played rock music to a shy crowd that took its time entering the grounds. Later the dancers loosened up. About 100 teen-agers took part. The Magrath Rodeo Club's first rodeo in the new grounds drew about 750 people who witnessed some classy events. Rocky Hoff of Medicine Hat thrilled the crowd with a 13- secor.d time in the calf roping event. Continuing there are 180 entries in the Chinook Rodeo Association approved event. It represents 470 cowboys in 15 rodeo associations throughout Southern Alberta. The cowboys are weekend competitors and hold down regular jobs. Only several minor injuries were but barricade trouble slowed the steer the contestants were edgy about mounting the bulls and the sun was down before the final steer was dogged. The reunions included the class of a group of students who insisted that year that a graduation ceremony be held. It was the first to be held here and everyone agreed last night it had been a good idea. Contrasting the rock music at the open air dance was the slow and sweet refrains played for the the older guys said Ty Alston. It seems like yesterday he was popping the basketball through the hoop from mid- floor. Said Doreen have seen kids here today we haven't seen for 26 or 27 Emma Lou Briggs of Calgary said there are three a tent-trailer and members of her family gather for the 75th anniversary of the town and her Mrs. Emilie Briggs' 86th birthday open house Sunday. am seeing people here that I haven't seen for almost 30 said Jim Blaxall of Calgary. Reunions are being held by the Sabey and Jensen families. Many of those present said Magrath has a special charm for them even after all these years of being away. There was a certain magic in the air as the rodeo ended. A hue of pink hung close to the horizon A boy rode his horse over the creek. Cars were kicking up the dust near the outdoor dance Oldtimers sat on their lawns. Perhaps they were thinking back to those first tents near Pothole Coulee and the years that have so neatly vanished in between. WASHINGTON Presidential lawyer James St. Clair says he'll begin Tuesday to turn over tapes and documents of Watergate conversations sought by the Watergate special prosecutor. St. in federal court lost his arguments against the setting of a firm deadline for the surrender of the material and agreed to begin the process Tuesday. think you're making this thing more complicated than it should U.S. District Judge John Sirica said after St. Clair urged the court to re- ject special prosecutor Leon Jaworski's request for the deadline. He then sent St. Clair and Jaworski into a backroom to work out a making clear he would set his own if they failed. An hour and 10 minutes they were back. St. Clair said the first 20 conver- sations will be supplied by Tuesday and that he will be back with a progress report Friday on the remaining 44. Jaworski had sought the tapes and documents for use as evidence in the coming Watergate cover-up trial of six former top presidential and campaign aides. The Supreme Court ruled Wednes- day that President Nixon must give them to who will screen the material and turn over evidence relevant to cover-up trial to Jaworski. The trial is scheduled to start Sept. 9 even earlier if Sirica has his way and Jaworski warned during Friday's argument if there is any may find ourselves in a situation thai will not enable us to go He was referring to the serious WASHINGTON -The crime for which former attor- ney-general Richard Klein- dienst was convicted is not a serious crime requiring automatic suspension from law a court has ruled. The court instead referred the case to the District of Columbia bar's disciplinary board whatever action it may deem possibility the Senate might begin a presidential impeach- ment trial in and the feeling that the cover-up trial might have to be delayed indefinitely if it cannot be started and its jury locked up before that. For the last five weeks a federal grand jury has been investigating preparation of President Nixon's 1969 tax sources reported Friday. The jury now has progress- ed to the calling of presumably including former Nixon aides and the sources said. British watch for bombs LONDON A countrywide security net was thrown round military bases and oil refineries in Britain to- day following warnings of bomb attacks during the weekend. An anonymous telephone falter is understood to have told the defence ministry are going to hit various bases this ly where open days are being held The alert followed a bomb attack Friday on London's Heathrow Airport attributed to the Irish Republican Army. Security precautions includ- ed cancellation ot an open day scheduled for the United States Air Force base at Alconbury. 40 miles north of London The airport explosion came 25 minutes after a caller with an Irish accent telephoned a warning to the Press Britain's domestic news agency. Police cleared the area and no casualties were reported. The bomb exploded in a car. The caller used a codeword known to police to establish the warning as genuine. Police sealed off the entire airport and later said they were questioning a suspect. The wider security alert fol- lowed another warning tele- phoned to the Shell Oil Co. It threatened a ex- during the police sources said. Alberta lay ground for resource development EDMONTON Cabinet ministers from Quebec and Alberta concluded a three-day meeting saying they had laid the groundwork for each province to participate in resources and industrial development in the other province. Don Alberta minister of intergovernmental said this co-operation between the two governments could lead to Alberta investing in Quebec's industrial develop- ment to the degree that Quebec participates in Alber- ta's oil sands. The two governments dis- cussed the possibility ot Alberta owning a share in the processing and petrochemical plants in the representatives said. These plants would use oil from the ly owned by the Quebec government. Such an arrangement would give Quebec an assured supply of oil while Alberta gains ac- cess to northeastern U.S. mar- Mr. Getty said. The meeting followed a tour Thursday of the oil sands area near Fort McMurray in north- eastern'Alberta. Along with Mr. In- dustry Minister Fred Bill minister of mines and minerals and Attorney-General Merv Leitch met with Guy Saint- Quebec minister of in- dustry and commerce and Natural Resource Minister Gilles Masse of Quebec. Mr. Getty said after the meeting that any provincial ownership would be carried out in co-operation with manage the resource developments involved. Both Mr. Getty and Mr. Saint-Pierre said the Quebec Liberal government and the Alberta Progressive Conser- vative government had similar ideas on natural resources ownership. Mr. Saint-Pierre said Quebec shared Alberta's views on the provincial control of natural resources and feared federal gov- ernment proposals which would limit provincial royalty revenues from resource production. The Quebec minister said the provinces had encouraged resource industries through difficult periods with tax deductions and now should benefit from natural resources as they become ;