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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbrldge Herald VOL. JULY 29.1974 15 CENTS 24 Pages Buffalo billed top menu item By STEVE MOORE Mont The buffalo market is bullish. Here on the high plains of the Rocky Mountain ranchers who started raising buffalo as a novelty or hobby now find they have some valuable beasts romping around. Markets and restaurants are ordering buffalo meat in record amounts. Bob a Montana rancher who was one of a handful raising is still kicking himself for liquidating part of his herd in recent years. Prices are demand unprecendented. Great herds of numbering an estimated 20 million in the once roamed the plains They were slaughtered for their hides and for meat as settlers moved westward. Historians said there were only 551 in 1889 when the federal government took emergency action to save them from extinction. Roy president of the National Buffalo who operates a buffalo ranch west of said there are about buf- falo in the United States today. About of them are on refuges or in federal parks The rest are owned privately in Canada who believes he is the largest U.S. buffalo feeder with a herd of not including this year's calf said there are buffalo in Canada If a rancher can keep the animals behind stout odds are there's money to be made. But keep- ing them fenced isn't easy. Large bulls have been known to reach pounds The average buffalo weighs from 1.600 to pounds and roams constantly over great stretches ot grassland Top-weight by usually don't ex- ceed pounds and lack the buffalo's wanderlust. Schall said raising buffalo has been akin to a poker game and he lost one hand. I'd seen this I probably would have fenced a little better and not liquidated He had about 150 animals but cut the herd to about 50 on the ranch he operates on the Flathead In- dian reserve got started in this as a but the buffalo have been real good for the he said. Schall recently shipped some heifer calves to Idaho for about each He has customers in Washington as and in his own region. Houck said buffalo slaughter for commercial pur- in any began 10 to 12 years ago. He operates his own slaughter and processing plant Some of the meat is processed at federally inspected such as one in Rapid S.D. But Houck noted buffalo is still considered wild and U.S. restrictions are not as stringent as those for slaughter- ing beef although all commercial outlets are state-inspected Careful selection slaughter animals are surplus males and old cows All producing females are kept. I don't know of any productive animals used for slaughter any- where Pound for buffalo meat sells at prices 25-to 50-percent higher than beef. A grassfed buffalo is slaughtered at three to four years of age. Grain-fed cattle go to market when they're two. Houck said is way in excess of supply and the problem is He said some distributors are leery of adding buffalo beef to their product line for fear the supply will run out. Jim his brother and father operate a ranch west of Choteau on the east side of the Continental Divide where their 75 buffalo roam between the Sun and Teton rivers. just travel wherever they want to go. They're on the move all the The Salmonds recently sold pounds of buffalc bull meat to Japan at a for use at a banquet. At the that was about 40 per cent more than the same amount of beef would have brought. Some purchasers are allowed to hunt their own animals in the shooting them from the herd and letting ranch operators handle the heat The Jack Gehring Ranch northwest of Helena sup- ports 28 buffalo along with cattle herds. The family started raising the animals in 1959 as a novelty. Jack Gehring Jr said the animals sell for the price including the valuable head and hide. g Bound for Cyprus Troops prepare for departure at Edmonton. Canadian commandos begin Cyprus airlift EDMONTON Plan- eloads of commando troops that will raise to battalion strength Canada's peacekeep- ing contingent on Cyprus begin leaving today for the troubled Mediterranean island Military spokesmen at the Canadian Forces base near this western provincial capital said Sunday that a total of 450 mainly from the Cana- dian Airborne Regiment sta- tioned will be airlifted to Cyprus during the next eight days. They will bring to 936 the number of Canadians in the United Nations force that is charged with the chore of keeping at arms length Greek and Turkish antagonists To get to the where 486 fellow troops have been praised for brave work under fire during the last two weeks of the men and tons of extra equipment will be shuttled in 15 aircraft that will make about 40 flights during the next week or more They will be landing at a British base 20 miles from Famagusta on the eastern 40 miles from Nicosia 15 PLANES USED Two Boeing 707 jets and 13 C-130 Hercules planes from bases here and at will be used for the expected to take a total of 300 flying hours The reinforcements were ordered last week by the federal government following a request by UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim that the peace force on the island be increased. A total of additional troops have been promised by members of the peace Ireland and Sweden on the eve of their External Af- fairs Minister Mitchell Sharp said the country would have preferred not to send the extra troops In a CTV television inter- view shown the exter- nal affairs minister said that we had our choice we would prefer not to have increased our numbers faced with the request from the I am sure that you agree that rather than have the force not have to call upon other countries to supplement our that Canada should discharge this responsibility At the same he the existence of the torce on the island in fact be inhibiting the between Turks and Britain in where the three countries are attempting to work out a peace agreement. They agreed early today on a provi- sional solution to end the mili- tary confrontation In New the United Nations Security Council was called into special session to discuss the situation on the island of 000 at the request of the Soviet Union Moscow said the at- mosphere on Cyprus threatens international and urged immediate implementation of a council resolution calling for a ceasefire on the island and an end to foreign military intervention On reports said Tur- kish merchant ships and navy landing craft continued to move in from Turkey for the ninth straight day since that country's in- vasion The made no move to ad- vance beyond a 200-square- mile area now held by Turkey between Nicosia and the northern seaport of Kyrenia Canada reluctant to expand force OTTAWA Canada would have preferred not to increase its 486-man UN peacekeeping force on says External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp. Speaking on the CTV televi- sion network program Ques- tion taped Thursday for broadcast Mr. Sharp said the doubling of the Canadian force to the war- torn Mediterranean island was done at the request of UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim. Gold price goes up LONDON The possible impeachment of President Nixon and the Cyprus situation sent the price of gold up 50 an ounce today If we had we would prefer not to have increased our numbers But faced with the request from the secretary-general I am sure that you would agree that rather than have to call upon other countries to supplement our that Canada should discharge this respon- he said The minister reiterated that peacekeeping operations should be shared by more countries but the question of other contributors to Cyprus should be alone until we got over this present Mr. Sharp said two other countries offered to send troops to Cyprus but Secretary-General Waldheim them He did not name the countries Canada announced Thurs- day it would increase its UN Cyprus contingent to about 950 men Cyprus talks in final stage The ASSOCIATED PRESS The foreign ministers of Turkey and Britain agreed early today on a to end the military confrontation on Cyprus But the Turkish government apparent- ly at provisions concerning the Turkish invasion force on the Mediterranean island. The Turkish cabinet met at dawn and discussed the proposal telephoned from Geneva for nearly three hours. Premier Bulent Ecevit said the Geneva negotiations in the final and there is going to be an we will know today But he said his cabinet decided it will not even dis- cuss the presence of Turkish armed forces on Cyprus and their right to reinforcement and supply He said certain other problems which have arisen during the Geneva talks can be taken up at a later date Ecevit said he relayed the results of the cabinet meeting to Turkish Foreign Minister Turan Gunes in Geneva Gunes immediately went into session with Greek Foreign Minister George Mavros Mavros announced the agreement of the three ministers after an all-night negotiation session at the Palace of Nations in Geneva Its provisions were not made public immediately But he said Turkish approval would clear the way for a second round of talks in about a week. Turkey submitted a stiff set of new demands earlier Sun- and threatened to quit the negotiations unless they were accepted by midnight. But Gunes did not carry out the threat after Premier Ecevit met for two hours in Ankara with Greek Ambassador Dimitrios Cosmodopoulos The committee may be ask- ed to add at least two more ar- ticles of impeachment to the one approved and the one un- der consideration today. The second article of im- peachment charging Nixon with broad constitutional violations was expected to win bipartisan approval today in the House judiciary com- mittee The Turkish demands in- cluded maintenance and rein- if of its invasion force on Cyprus until the peaceful future of the Tur- kish-Cypriot minority is as- sured autonomy for the Tur- kish-Cypnots until a political solution for the island is acceptance of Turkish-Cypnot leader Rauf Denktash as a negotiating representative equal in status to President Glafkos Clerides of the Greek-Cypnot-majority and acceptance of Turkey as the guarantor of the rights of the Turkish-Cypriots. Greece said the Turkish de- mands were and promis- ing an occupation of Cyprus that might last for years and partition of the island between the two ethnic communities. Athens announced that Ecevit had proposed that Premier Constantine Caramanlis of Greece meet with him. The United States was said to be urging the but Mavros told reporters in Geneva that it was too soon to say whether the meeting would be held. Greece and Turkey traded charges of new ceasefire violations on Cyprus The Turkish embassy in London said the Cypriot National Guard has killed at least 331 Turkish-Cypriot villagers since the guard's Greek officers ousted Presi- dent Makarios two weeks and the toll was expected to be much higher when all villages were heard from. Another Nixon man indicted WASHINGTON Former United States treasury secretary John Con- nally was indicted today by a federal grand jury on charges of perjury and obstructing justice The indictment said Connal- ly accepted in cash from a milk fund Jake in exchange for recommending that federal milk-price supports be increased an official of Associated Milk Producers also was indicted on a charge of giving an illegal payment to a public official. In the grand jury cited a Texas Democrat turned on five al- leged violations of federal law. The maximum possible penalties for the five counts total 16 years in jail and fines of The indictment charged that between May 14 and Sept. Jacobsen gave Connally the in exchange for Connally's recommendation to the agriculture secretary that the milk-price supports go up Although the money actual- ly went to the in- dictment said that Connally and Jacobsen both agreed to testify before the grand jury and the Senate Watergate JOHN CONNALLY committee that the was intended for political can- didates or the Democrats for Nixon group headed by Con- nally in 1972 The indictment charged that both men were prepared to testify that Conally turned down the offer from Jacobsen Feed grain policy effective Aug. 1 Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The Canadian government's new feed grains RCMP man questioned MONTREAL Mon- treal police today received doctors' permission to ques- tion a 29-year-old RCMP of- ficer admitted to hospital suf- fering from injuries that to those presumably suffered by the person who attempted to plant a bomb outside the house of a retail executive earlier that day. policy will be implemented on schedule for the crop year starting August Otto minister responsible for the Wheat Board and Agricul- ture Minister Eugene Whelan announced jointly today. They are ex- tremely pleased with the steps that have been taken by the main operating agencies and trade groups to bring the new policy into effect on schedule implementation of the new policy Aug 1 represents a significant step toward developing a strong Canadian livestock and feed grain in- dustry in said the ministers. j Second impeachment article debated Seen and heard About town Liberal Sven Ericksen admitting he fibbed to a reporter when he denied attending a Red Deer political meeting. Paye Van Deurzen talking husband Al into dessert at home after a giant Chinese dinner topped off by a double order of fortune cookies. WASHINGTON The House of Representatives judiciary committee forged ahead today on a second im- peachment accusing President Nixon of abusing his constitutional powers through misuse of government agen- cies. Approval seemed certain despite Republican objections that the proposal to state an impeachable offence under the The committee voted Satur- day its first impeachment rec- ommendation urging Nixon's removal from office for obstructing justice in the Watergate cover-up. As soon as the committee clerk finished reading a pro- posed five-section article charging Nixon with abuse of Representative Charles Wiggins said that approving such an article would be step toward a parliamentary system of government rather than the constitutional system we now have Wiggins contended the ques- tion whether abuse of power falls within 'high crimes and He said abuse of power an empty phrase having meaning only in terms of what we pour into Representative George Danielson argued that charged against the president in this article are uniquely presiden- tial offences. No one else can commit them. Only the president can vioate the oath of office of the only the president can abuse the powers of the Chairman Peter Rodino N ruled Wiggins out of order on his attempt to bar consideration of the article on the basis that no impeachable offence had been stated. The committee's televised deliberations were delayed more than an hour by a private drafting session of the second article's bipartisan supporters. Committee leaders hoped for a vote by evening. Befors the debate Representative Robert McClory who voted against Saturday's Watergate cover-up impeach- ment said he accepts the proposed second article. Representative William Hungate presented the redrafted arti- cle to the committee. It listed five itemized charges and a conclusion all of this Richard M. 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