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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta News in brief Canoeists protest dam VANCOUVER Three British Columbia cabinet ministers and members of a number of en- vironmental groups canoed down the Skagit River Sunday to protest an American proposal to flood the river's valley Recreation Minister Jack Resources Minister Bob Williams and Public Works Minister Bill Hartley joined what was called the first annual international Skagit River canoe-in and pic- sponsored by Canoe B.C. and other en- vironmental groups. Women MPs ineffective' WINNIPEG Grace former New Democratic Party member of said Sunday the nine women elected earlier this month in the federal general election will be ineffective in grappling with women's issues. Mrs. Mclnnis told the national NDP women's conference that Minister Trudeau had two years with a majority govern- ment but only implemented one-third of the recommen- dations of the Royal Commis- sion on the status of women. Miss Nude World chosen Ont. Judy a 20-year-old blonde from Laguna Beach. won the Miss Nude contest Sunday in this community 20 miles northwest of Hamilton Miss an executive already holds the Miss Nude U.S.A title. France explodes IV-bomb WELLINGTON Prime Minister Norman Kirk said he believes France ex- ploded another nuclear device fitth in the current series Kirk told a news conference his information came from New Zealand monitoring stations m the Pacific. He gave no indication of the magnitude. 11 year contract signed NEW YORK The printers union has approved an extraordinary 11-year contract with the New York Times and The Daily allowing the two newspapers to move ahead unimpeded toward automated typeset- ting. The members of Typographical Union No. 6 of the International Typographical voted to 41 Sunday to accept the agreement reached late in May after more than a year of negotiations. Franco nearly recovered MADRID Gen Francisco Franco is free to leave the hospital where he has been recuperating from a blood doctors said today. A series of weekend medical tests indicated the 81-year-old Spanish chief of state was the process of clear recuper- from thrombo'phlebitis for which he was taken to hos- pital July 9 Vietnam fighting mounts SAIGON Com- munist forces kept up their at- tack along the northern coast of South Vietnam heavily shelling the Da Nang air base and the area around it for the second time in 10 the South Vietnamese military command nounced. an- Canadians safe in Cyprus NICOSIA Canadian officials trying to find Cana- dian civilians from Canada who may still be in Cyprus said today they have yet to contact about 30 of them but that the search goes on. So far no Canadian civilians are known to have been in- jured in the fighting which followed the recent coup and subsequent Turkish invasion of the island. Reinecke convicted WASHINGTON California Lt.-Gov. Ed Reinecke. convicted of per- jury for his testimony before a Senate was under court order to meet with probation officers today for a pre-sentencing interview. Reinecke remained free without bail after the United States district court jury returned the verdict against him Saturday. He characteriz- ed the trial as a gross mis- carnage of justice and said he will appeal. BILL GROENEN photo Head stand Showing disdain for a terrible-tempered bucking bronc at Magrath Rodeo Club's two-day show during the this cowboy finishes his ride with a head stand. Story on page 14. Impeachment vote will be aide End to DDT ban asked CHICAGO The Journal of the American Medical Association published today a plea to end the ban on use of the insecticide DDT. Ecologists were quick to criticize the request The article by Dr. Thomas a medical biochemist at the University of California at says the deci- sion by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1972 to ban use of DDT in the United States was rather than WASHINGTON A key aide acknowledges that President Nixon has suffered very severe that make his chances of avoiding impeachment by the House of Representatives uncertain Nixon planned to meet this morning with his chief Watergate James St. Clair and Fred and White House chief of staff Alexander Haig. Haig told reporters aboard Air Force One Sunday night as Nixon flew here from Califor- nia have suffered some losses this week and some very severe quite ob- He cited what he termed triple that involved a of by the House judiciary an adverse Supreme Court ruling in the Watergate tapes and documents case and the shift of some judiciary com- mittee Republicans to pro- impeachment positions. Haig said that if a vote were to be held now on the House floor on whether to impeach Nixon and place him on trial before the would be very The Nixon aide said presidential assistants believe that what he termed the ple coupled with Saturday night's pro- impeachment vote by the judiciary committee made the margin on the floor of the House considerably narrower Developments have chang- ed ''fairly favorable as of about three weeks ago to that is more he said. Haig said Nixon remains confident he will win when the impeachment ques- tion reaches the House floor. Asked whether he thought Nixon really believes he will Haig think he believes Asked whether the presi- dent might he this I just don't foresee South Democrats may vote for impeachment WASHINGTON Many southern Democrats in the House of a group crucial to President Nixon's hopes of avoiding im- appear prepared to follow their three judiciary committee colleagues into the pro-impeachment camp. Interviews with a dozen southern repre- senting a cross-section of the 74 from 11 and es- timates of experienced House Death By THE CANADIAN PRESS former United States ambassador to France and chairman of IBM World Trade since after being treated for injuries suffered in a fall earlier this month. head-counters indicate Nixon may hold barely half of them With most of the 174 northern and western Democrats expected to vote for that means the president would have to hold almost all of the 187 House a difficult task after six of 17 Re- publicans on the judiciary committee voted for im- peachment the decline in the president's southern flank is a major factor in the growing belief of House leaders that Nixon will be impeached. Even among the more con- older Southern solid backers of Nixon on most legislative there has been a perceptible decline in the president's support. B.C. Tory abandons unity party effort VANCOUVER Two Liberal MLAs said Sunday they still favor a common platform of opposition to the provincial New Democratic Party government They made the remarks after Scott leader of the Progressive Conservative party in B.C. and one of two conservatives in the said Saturday he would stop trying to form a provincial united opposition party. Allan the MLA for West Vancouver-Howe said in an interview he agrees with Scott Wallace that unity among the existing parties against the NDP administration is impractical. Mr. Williams said the the Conservatives and the Social Credit party now are back to a position the free enterprise vote is faced with the conundrum of choosing one of three will mean a fight between the Conservatives and Social Creditors for money and he said. Mr. Williams said he didn't see the swing away from the NDP in the recent federal election being reflected to the same degree at the provincial level Although unity may be he said he would like to speak with Dr. Wallace and other colleagues who have sought unity. than this confirms my view there should be he said. Liberal MLA Pat McGeer also said his position favoring unity completely Too many free enterprise candidates resulted in the election of the he and possibly will result in its re-election. must reduce the number of free enterprise Mr McGeer said objective will simply not go away electorate must be dismayed by the rejection of common He said that Dr Wallace is being forced to follow the direction of Conservative are also Liberal hawks and Social Credit hawks. In the warfare between the free enterprise parties I happen to be a dove. will continue to make it my major commitment in provincial politics to unify the free enterprise parties to the point of defeating the Mr. McGeer said. Social Credit leader Bill RCMP tourist alert VANCOUVER Sun- day's tourist alert issued by the RCMP. The following per- sons are requested to contact the nearest RCMP detach- ment for an urgent personal 1. George 2. George Cur- 3. Bernie For- 4. Glen 5. Casey 6. Orval Wayne 7. Mr. 8. Judy Sask. Bennett said Sunday his position remains the same and he could not comment on the action of other politicians. my efforts are towards building the Social Credit he said. Wallace's abandonment of the unity party concept only shows the pitfalls to any quick and easy Peter former B C. Conservative president who joined the Social Credit party this said Dr. Wallace's decision came too late to save the provincial Conservative party. really a great tragedy that people embark'ed on the unity party he said. have unwittingly destroyed the provincial Conservative party Soviet grain deal termed WASHINGTON Inefficiency and bad judg- ment by high officials of the United States agriculture department made the huge 1972 Russian wheat deal a dis- aster for the American a Senate committee charged Sunday. In its final report on the sale of U.S. grain to the Soviet Senator Henry Jack- son's permanent inves- tigations subcommittee singled out Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz and two former assistant Clarence Palmby and Carroll for special responsibility for what it call- ed error in judgment.'' That was the amount the government channelled to six grain-trading firms in the form of export subsidies which never should have been the subcommittee said. The report depicts the Com- modity Exchange Authority as in its over- sight Hostage escapes armed convicts Tex. One of 15 hostages held by three armed convicts leaped through a glass door in a state prison building and escaped officials reported They identified the escapee as Henry one of four fellow convicts held cap- tive since the hostages were taken nearly five days ago in the Texas state prison. Greek newspaper stifled ATHENS A Greek newspaper was forbidden to- day to publish reports predicting the resignation of President Gen. Phaedon Gizikis soon and general elec- tions within six its editors said. Editors of the daily Apo- gevmatim said police came to the newspaper and ordered that the subject be dropped. They said police threatened that the newspaper would not be allowed to circulate if it did not comply with the order. Copies already printed were confiscated. The incident was the first case of censorship noted since the military junta handed over power to a civilian cabinet last week. Despite the martial law remains and titular head of the military has remain- ed as president. All other prominent military members of the regime have also remained at their provoking protests from op- ponents and doubts as to ihe intention to restore democratic rule. Authorities said Escamilla suffered severe cuts around his head and and was taken to a hospital semi- conscious and bleeding heavily Escamilla's pre-dawn dash from the education building inside the penitentiary was made during the overnight lull in negotiations between prison officials and the armed con- whose ringleader has said their standoff may end to- day in freedom for the rebels But Ron a spokesman for the Texas department of told reporters as negotiations with the convicts recessed Sunday night decision has been made on any release Talks were to resume today. Fred Gomez who leads the three convicts who are holding the hostages in the third-floor library of the told reporters earlier Sunday by telephone that are looking a former kingpin of illegal drug traffic in South Texas and has in- dicated he wants to take four hostages with him to and he spoke to reporters Sun- day night of Cuban leader Fidel Castro Local frog makes good B C. A local boy's frog outjumped 45 others Sunday to win the Canadian Open Frog Jumping Contest. The owned by Gordon made three jumps for total forward progress of 10 feet IVz inches. But Gordon's frog is still short of the world listed in the Guiness Book of of 32 two inches held by a South African contender. in prison camps Klondike Days close EDMONTON Ed- montonians put their frilly dresses and top hats back in the closet today as the 1974 Klondike Days exhibition end- ed with a record attendance. There were people at the fair grounds on closing day many of them dressed in the gay-90s style associated with the ex- hibition's the days when Edmonton was a jump- ing off point for the Klondike gold rush in the Yukon. Total attendance for the 10- day fair was Allende sympathizers still awaiting trials Indians to 'lake up arms9 Ont. Militant Indians who have icld a park in this lorthwestern Ontario com- nnnity for the past week said BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL today they would take up their weapons again at noon follow- ing a weekend truce. representatives of the Ojibway Warriors Society and officials from the provincial and municipal governments were to resume negotiations later today on a host of Indian demands. By JONATHAN KANDELL New York Times Service Chile Almost as soon as it took power last September in a violent coup that overthrew the elected Marxist government of the late President Salvador the military regime in Chile vowed to provide speedy trials for thousands of political prisoners and to release those found innocent or without charges against them. But more than 10 months after the coup and despite repeated promises by the leading military officials there are still about imprisoned Atlende sympathizers in military garrisons and makeshift prison camps across the country. The turnover among political prisoners is with the replacement of released inmates by newer detainees picked up during ongoing dragnets by police and intelligence services. Of the dozens of detention centres that dot the the largest and most important is the Chacabuco prison an abandoned nitrate mining complex set in the desolate northern desert about 800 miles from Santiago. Virtually none of the Chacabuco prisoners who number about 850 have charges pending against them. Close to 200 of the inmates have been prisoners since the coup. The military authorities have rarely permitted journalists to visit Chacabuco. But recently letters from the inmates to relatives and friends were made available to the New York Times. Though subject to censorship by the camp the letters describe in considerable detail the conditions at the organization of prison the emotional and physical state of the and the hope and despair of former government party militants and who are uncertain how long their detention will last. life in Chacabuco took a turn which is a young former Allende government bureaucrat wrote optimistically to his wife in February released sixty-two people. I was not fortunate enough to be on the list and to be able to sleep there with you But five months the young man's name had still not appeared on the and he would be a prisoner without any except my political beliefs is something that is very numbing. Eight months have now gone eight months of lies and broken promises What has happened is that not just the minutes and but our entire lives have diminished in have lost the value inherent in human The prisoners live in adobe and each accommodating six persons in two rooms. Reveille is at every morning and by they must line up for flag-raising and to sing the national which now includes a new verse in praise of the armed forces. The camp is surrounded by watch towers and barbed and beyond that a mine field Prisoners are allowed to receive including food and which is spent in a general store maintained by the military. Occasional visits are allowed by who usually make the 30-hour journey from Santiago by bus. According to prisoners and relatives who visited the inmates arc not nor subjected to physical abuses or forced labor. Regimentation in the camp depends entirely on the whims of the who are rotated every few weeks. Since the prison authorities have been furnishings in the inmates' homes have been ordered standardized. There have been limitations on letter-writing. Cooking has been prohibited in living quarters. work and laugh and joke to defraud wrote a schoolteacher to his wife last May. have learned to value things no matter how small they are. That is to we have more strength to live than more joy to live than before. And that is a paradox for those who want to sink ;